Monday, February 6, 2012

More Free UFO Classics / Ben Breedlove's Gift

I'm not always as current as I would prefer when checking the link list, but there are a couple of fairly new additions of which you should be aware.

First, if you click on the link for the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies, you will find that downloads of the NICAP UFO Investigator, newsletter of the defunct National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena, are now available for free. Previously, there was a charge for this material on CDs, but all issues are now free, each in .pdf format. Additionally, NICAP bulletins and other special published releases are out there for you at no charge. If you're searching for an excellent overview of modern UFO history, NICAP's documents can hardly be beat.

Also, if you hit the link to the official NICAP historical site ( and check the free books section, you will find that Francis Ridge and associates just added the complete and exhaustively compiled Colorado UFO report. The official thick hardcover volume has been digitally transformed into numerous chapters to keep you busy downloading and reading for hours, and when you finish you may well do what many UFO researchers did years ago -- scratch your head and wish that Dr. Edward Condon had actually read his own team's report in depth (he didn't) before dismissing the UFO phenomenon's importance.

AND WHILE YOU'RE SURFING THE INTERNET. . .The mainstream media covered this story, generally leaving out the religious references. Still. . .

Be sure to check out the You Tube video from the late 18-year-old Texan, Ben Breedlove. Breedlove (pictured above), whose diagnosis from childhood was (I'm doing this from memory, so I hope I'm remembering correctly) hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, literally died several times while growing up, and he claimed some strange encounters whilst in between "here and there." I know there are medical explanations to explain away -- via brain synapses and the like, and that makes sense -- his observations, but his story fascinates, whether involving scrambled brain neurons as death becomes imminent -- or something far greater. The other weird factor is this: He died on Christmas day last year at age 18 during a family Christmas party, his heart having failed for the last time, and just a week before death he posted this heck of an interesting You Tube video, putting up one cue card after another in front of his face, allowing the words to tell his remarkable story as music plays in the background. I think the video was a surprise even to his family, whose members may not have had a clue that he posted what would become a monumental legacy, one of the most watched videos on You Tube. Breedlove seemed a strikingly beautiful young man in every way who apparently lived life to the fullest, having offered a variety of Internet presentations regarding teenage matters up until his death, and the fact that he appears so healthy on this final video and exhibits total control makes his amazing life's story all the more curious, forcefully told in a unique and surprisingly effective manner. Yes, he believed in God and angels, but his two-part You Tube presentation will impress even those who accept life only as a mystery, privilege, an accident or encumbrance. Check this one out, tell your friends, and assure them that it's okay to cry sometimes, because they just might.