Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Guest Post: Nick Redfern author of Exposed, Uncovered & Declassified: UFOs and Aliens: Is There Anybody Out There?

Nick Redfern, author of the book Exposed, Uncovered & Declassified: UFOs and Aliens: Is There Anybody Out There?, stopped by to share with us a summary of his chapter in the book.

The Kingman Affair: A Strange Tale of a Crashed UFO,
a Dead Alien, Flying Monkeys, Enigmas, Lies, and Truths

Within the realm of UFO research, and even within the media and the general populace, there are very few people who have not heard of the so-called Roswell Incident. It is a strange and sensational saga of conspiracy and duplicity that suggests that nothing less than an alien spacecraft, complete with crew, catastrophically crashed on a remote ranch in the New Mexico desert during the summer of 1947. 

As of this writing, the Air Force’s official position on Roswell is that the affair can be explained in wholly conventional and down-to-earth terms: The unusual wreckage found at the crash site, says the military, originated with a secret high-altitude balloon project, called Project Mogul, which was designed to monitor early Soviet atomic bomb tests. As for the strange bodies found at the scene, according to the Air Force they were nothing stranger than some crash-test dummies that had been used in military parachute experiments. 

Needless to say, die-hard UFO researchers scoff at such assertions and accuse the U.S. government of engaging in a cover-up of X-Files proportions in order to hide the decidedly extraterrestrial truth. Roswell is not alone in this. Indeed, there are far more than a few reports that suggest aliens may have visited the earth, only to fatally crash and burn. 

One such event is alleged to have occurred in May 1953 in a desert locale on the fringes of the town of Kingman, Arizona. The Kingman case is a truly unique one that contains a near-infinite number of curious plot lines and countless characters—some named and speaking on the record, and others wholly anonymous and Deep Throat–like in nature. Numerous twists and turns abound.

Highlights of this incredible story include: (A) the crash-and-recovery of a spacecraft from another world, as well as the discovery and autopsy of its solitary alien crew-member; (B) secret attempts by the U.S. Government to understand and duplicate the extraterrestrial technology that quite literally fell into its hands; (C) data on the reputed location where the Kingman wreckage is said to be held now; and (D) intriguing theories suggesting the UFO crash legend may have been an ingenious cover-story to hide the crash of a U.S. military vehicle engaged in Top Secret experimentation.

From the heart of the Pentagon to the harsh deserts of Arizona, the story of the Kingman UFO is one of truly out-of-this-world proportions.


About the book:

Exposed, Uncovered & Declassified: UFOs and Aliens - Is There Anybody Out There?"I am convinced that UFOs exist because I have seen one."
--President Jimmy Carter

What are UFOs?
Why are they here?
What is the Government not telling us?

Exposed, Uncovered, and Declassified: UFOs & Aliens strives to address all of these questions--and more--by covering new evidence of famous sightings and contact with aliens, and uncovering classified files from world-class collections and archives--all courtesy of the world's leading experts on modern ufology.

Nuclear physicist and world-renowned UFO expert Stanton T. Friedman discusses how close we really are to interstellar travel.

Nick Pope, former member of the British Ministry of Defence, covers the latest UFO documents released by the UK's National Archives, including such fascinating information as: what Churchill knew, why the documents are being released now, what's in them, and what's still being withheld.

Donald Schmitt, the former co-director of the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies, takes on the aftermath of the Roswell incident, discussing in detail the initial stages of the government's cover-up attempts.

Air Force veteran Thomas J. Carey chronicles the military's attempts to intimidate people into not telling their stories about what they have seen with their own eyes.

The niece of Betty and Barney Hill, Kathleen Marden, gives a short history of cases of alien abduction, many which continue to baffle the American public and UFO investigators alike.

Nick Redfern provides a fresh take on the famous 1953 UFO crash in Kingman, Arizona, and explores its possible connection to a government program to reverse-engineer alien spacecraft.

Publisher of Legendary Times and consulting producer of the History Channel's Ancient Aliens, Giorgio Tsoukalos, recounts the best evidence for ancient astronauts.

Something is out there, and Exposed, Uncovered, and Declassified: UFOs & Aliens will help us find out exactly what--or who--it is. 

About the author:
Nick Redfern works full‐time as an author, lecturer and journalist. He writes about a wide range of unsolved mysteries, including Bigfoot, UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster, alien encounters, the worlds of the supernatural and the paranormal, and government conspiracies and cover‐ups.

He is a regular contributor to UFO Magazine, Fate, Fortean Times, and Paranormal Magazine. He has also written for Military Illustrated, Eye‐Spy, Penthouse and the British Daily Express, Western Daily Press and People newspapers. His previous books include Contactees; Memoirs of a Monster Hunter; Final Events; On the Trail of the Saucer Spies; Three Men Seeking Monsters; A Covert Agenda; The FBI Files; Cosmic Crashes; Celebrity Secrets; Body Snatchers in the Desert; Monsters of Texas; Science Fiction Secrets; There’s something in the Woods; Strange Secrets and NASA Conspiracies.
Nick has appeared on numerous television shows, including the BBC’s Out of this World; Britain’s Big Breakfast; History Channel’s Mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle; Monster Quest and UFO Hunters; the National Geographic Channel’s Paranatural; MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann; and the SyFy Channel’s Proof Positive. He has also appeared on many occasions on Coast to Coast AM radio with George Noory.

His investigations have taken him to Puerto Rico in search of the blood‐sucking Chupacabras; to Roswell, New Mexico on a quest for the truth behind the famous UFO crash of 1947; and to Wisconsin in pursuit of the infamous Mothman. Nick is the co‐host, with Raven Meindel, of the weekly, paranormal‐themed radio‐show, Exploring All Realms. He writes a regular, weekly column for on his investigations into mysterious creatures titled Lair of the Beasts.

Nick runs the American office of the British‐based Center for Fortean Zoology, one of the very few full‐time groups in the world dedicated to the investigation of such unknown animals as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the Chupacabras, sea‐serpents, and the Abominable Snowman.

Originally from England, Nick Redfern lives in Arlington, Texas with his wife, Dana. He can be contacted at


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