posted on Sep, 4 2010 @ 01:04 AM
Pro and con – I do appreciate the forums that set up here. But regardless of how many positive and sincere inquiries that come my way – it
continues to be inevitable that hostiles intervene – apparently attempting to throw me off the path of what I am trying to share.
From the beginning – by far, the most negative clashes that I have experienced have invariably come from ‘fellow UFO researchers’ – that I can
only surmise – are motivated by a sense of competition for public attention and ‘air time.’
If my memory serves me correctly; way back in March of 1994, Jose Escamilla of Midway (outside of Roswell ), New Mexico – first came into the public
As was told to me, allegedly, it was initially his wife, Karen – who first noticed a ‘dark streak’ – darting through a video sequence of
day-time footage of their local area. She was the first one to coin the phrase ‘Rods.’ I first read about the story in a William Beckley UFO
magazine publication. Soon, he pushed her out of the way... and became the 'Rod Man.' Ultimately, they were divorced... and I can only wonder if
this 'Rods' Business was a major factor in the decision to do so. Now he just sits in an apartment and drinks himself to death. ( for legal
purposes, I will add 'allegedly' )
A little over a year later, I drew up the first diagram of ‘Solar Obliteration / John Bro Technique’ – after repeated sightings of what appeared
to be silvery sectors ‘playfully’ careening across the sky over Los Angeles’s San Fernando Valley.
I had just read an article written by a fellow named Bill Hamilton – who reported that a deputy sheriff up in Antelope Valley, CA - whose name is
‘Archie’ -– was seeing nearly exactly the same things that I was.
The article then mentioned that the witness observed that the UFO’s seemed to disappear into the blinding sunlight – every time he saw them. At
the time, I just asked myself, “What if this wasn’t a coincidence? What if the UFO’s were intentionally using the sun for concealment?” If
this were the case, how could I look up near the sun – without looking directly at it?”
Henceforth – the idea of creating an artificial eclipse – developing into the S.O. technique.
Well, after testing it out with success – and teaching it to a number of people who were also getting some good results, I wrote the original
article – and soon was asked to talk about it on a number of radio shows.
First was the Jeff Rense show out of Santa Barbara. Then I did Doris Hollander’s cable television show ( she was one of the top news producers for
KNBC – Los Angeles.)
Not long after that – I got onto Art Bell’s ‘Coast to Coast AM’ radio show. And the story really started taking off after that.
Soon I was on ‘Hard Copy’ – Jaime Masson’s '60 Minutos,' then ‘SIGHTINGS.’
Not long after that, a friend of mine emailed me and told me that he had discovered some web sites where Jose Escamilla was ‘talkin’ trash’
I went to one website called ‘Rainbow Rods’ – and found statements from Jose Escamilla and Michael Merchant saying:
“John Bro technique” shows nothing unusual. He is just videotaping bugs.”
“He doesn’t know what he is doing. Don’t try his technique! It is very dangerous to your eyes!”
“John Bro is just in it for the money!”
The real problem was that “Solar Obliteration” was getting much bigger and clearer examples of what Jose referred to as ‘Rods’ than any of his
crew was. 15 years later; they have never once recorded anything like we were getting out of Los Angeles. And they just continued to run their
effin’ mouths. It went on and on.
Then around 1997; the (assumed) moron came out with his ‘Rods’ videos. We got our hands on one… and right smack in the middle of it was a
section called ‘The John Bro Technique’ – and he was using my images.
One day, I ended up meeting him at Adrian Valero’s place – in Tarzana, CA. He was all nicey-nicey; saying that it was all a big
misunderstanding… he was sorry, blah, blah, blah. I gave him the benefit of the doubt – no harm done.
Then he came out with the second ‘Rods’ video. Again, the same thing happened. My pictures were all over it. Apparently, he copied them off of
my website – and cropped then down to the point where my name an copyright were removed. But, hey… we’re all buddies, and on the same team,
At that point… I could take a picture of a 747 – and he would publically state…”no, no, no!! It’s a Rod!”
In 2000, their crew produced the ‘Rods Special’ – which supposedly aired over in the U.K. Jose Escamilla even had me and my friend / business
partner Crayton Harrison do interviews that were to be included in the show. It was supposed to be a paid gig – yet, as soon as we recorded the
interviews – we never heard anything about it again.
Well, unbeknownst to Jose E. – one of my friends actually worked at the production company where they produced that show – and smuggled a copy of
the ‘Rods Special’ out to me. Every other UFO image on that show was mine. There was even a segment in there – showing Jose setting up cameras
– just below the awning of a house – to perform the S.O. technique.
There was another segment showing a couple of folks sitting on a couch – watching a video – and very clearly it was my images showing on the
Of the 45 minutes of interview that we taped – there was one sound byte from me (without my name listed) – where I said; “Yeah… I’ve seen a
In the end credits; I was not even included. Over and over again… this has been the punk’s M.O. Let me tell you this. If I could have gotten
away with it – he’d still be pulling my bootlaces out of his colon.
So, when anyone refers to any of my materials or images as 'Rods' - it just make my skin crawl.
When the TV show 'Monster Quest' clowned Escamillia the way that they did, I couldn't catch my breath from laughing so hard.
I also think that he is still here at ATS... under an assumed name / handle. ( after getting banned from the site ) There is a high probability that
I have recently 'talked' to him on one of these threads.
And I am quite saddened that a legendary figure like T.J. Constable got sucked into his bull@#$%. I'll never forgive myself for introducing them.
If people can prove the existance of extraordinary things for themselves; they won't be needing jokers like that anymore.