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Lt. John Jones

Missing in Action 

His F-94B Starfire's tail number

The Path now Forward...


It was America, 1952, the "Summer Of Saucers...," the biggest UFO Flap in US History! Append to this... freshly minted orders to the Military to shoot those UFOs down.  Stir in the Flatwoods Affair, the auspicious END of the Summer of Saucers, and you MAY have an undeclared and secret air-war with ET...war where many men and much equipment was lost forgetting the huge collateral damage right here in the United States. I unabashedly report that that's where the data leads, eh? No apologies here.


Then, what did Bluebook Chief Edward Ruppelt mean when he said, "...There have been other and more lurid 'duels of death'..."

What did General Benjamin Chidlaw, Head of Air Defense Command mean when he said, "..."We have stacks of reports about flying saucers. We take them seriously when you consider we have lost many men and planes trying to intercept them."

HERE'S A 40 MINUTE VIDEO Outlining the story!!! TAKE A DEEP BREATH!!!




Bad ones are frankly few, far, irrelevant, irrational, insensate, unscientific, biased, and woefully between. 



Andrew Kaye

May 30, 2018


Amazon Review. 5 OUT OF 5 STARS.

By Russell Richmondon. July 29, 2017.

A real eye opener. Meticulously researched and a real page turner. I know this is what the [Flatwoods] event is called but a different title would be justified to equal the content and credibility of the book. I was blown away. I would say more but would reveal too much. Very highly recommended.



From:  Visionary Edge of Reality author,

engineer and acclaimed researcher

 Colin Andrews


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 The "Braxton County Monster" is a classic close encounter incident and  one of the most baffling cases I've heard of in UFO history.  Much of that bafflement disappears thanks to Frank Feschino, Jr, who  committed himself to researching, understanding and explaining the Flatwoods incident,  despite the efforts to keep the UFO events of September 12, 1952 quiet.   I first met Frank back in the fall of 1991 and reviewed his data of UFO  and crop ring research in Braxton County. During that meeting, it was  clear to me that this well-balanced young man really meant business. As  a few years passed by, we continued to collaborate about his UFO  research in Braxton County, which now included the Flatwoods case. 

 When Frank talked to me about the "Flatwoods Monster," I detected the "switch" had turned on inside of him. It was the same kind of "switch" that I felt turn on  inside of me when I got involved in my crop circle study, and "once the switch has been  activated, it becomes one's way of life."

 Feschino's new video documentary is compelling, well-done and most of  all, it is just not a story or myth. It is a well-documented series of  events the author has shown us and as uncomfortable as it may be to  many, the facts speak for themselves as to what actually took place.  Frank is to be commended for his persistence, personal generosity,  expense and the many years of his life he has dedicated to UFO research.

Subject: Hello, Frank
Frank Feschino,

From one Frank to another, I am writing to you again after a long hiatus because I am reading The Braxton County Monster Irevised) cover to cover for the third time (at least). Again I have to praise you for some of the best research ever conducted into a complex UFO/Flying Saucer event. We have known about the Sutton Monster, Flatwoods Monster, Braxton County Monster for decades, but the event was mired in uncertainty and, of course, disinformation from the government. I remember Sanderson's articles and Gray Barker's book, but your book is the definitive and incontrovertible documentation that proves the case. Only Joe Nickell can protest, but I often wonder if he read your book before promoting his six-foot owl theory. CSICOP publications, supported by the government, are irrelevant though on the periodical shelves of all university libraries.

Of course I also have Shoot Them Down, in which your indefatigable research revealed to me something I never knew. The list of USAF combat aircraft that crashed in the domestic theater during the early 1950s is astonishing, especially when you point out that losses over the United States dwarfed the number of combat-related crashes in Korea during three years of war. The Air Force has never explained some of the sensational disappearances of interceptors who disappeared while chasing UFOs, from Capt. Mantell and forward.

I also envy your superior artistic talent that has served to illustrate the Flatwoods vehicle and even suggesting a reptilian species of alien such as seen and described by George Snitowsky's family. 

Again, my fulsome thanks for powerful writing and images. The sky is still the limit.

Best Regards,

Frank Thayer, co-author of The Aztec UFO Incident with Scott & Suzanne Ramsey






By EeeVee on October 7, 2016
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase

I'm a "collector" of UFO-related books; have several of them. In my opinion, this book by Frank Feschino Jr. is probably one of the best!

The author has taken his time -- over about a 20 year period -- to thoroughly research this incident -- and related phenomena on the same date -- in exacting detail.

In the book, he provides images of much of the documentation related to his narrative. Plus, he interviewed many eye witnesses to the event. From his dogged research, it's not hard to believe that, truly, "the truth is out there"!

From A. Albanese
March 1, 2016.


I just finished up reading this book and must say that Frank Feschino hit it out of the ballpark with this one! Very detailed read with numerous facts to back up occurrences.

Definitely a must read for anyone interested in learning more about UFOs, particularly about the Flatwoods Monster sightings. His timelines and illustrations truly add to this book. Great read!


From Gothling1955  
 February 2, 2016    
I see no plausible reason to summarily minimize, or to look askance at any aspect of this ominously complex case, which Mr. Feschino has now so meticulously pieced together, and reintroduced (with all proper seriousness and scrutiny) to a world that simply deserves to be told the truth, no matter how frightening it might actually be. The revised publication about the incident is a must-read for anyone who wants to receive an intelligent and vastly illuminating rebuttal regarding the Government's idiotic cover story.




From Dwight Sirls                 

 Mar 25, 2015
This book is worth every penny!!! Frank Feschino wrote this book with an objective to get people to know what happened, and the way the book is written and with the illustrations, he accomplished this. Frank, you should really be proud of this work, I wish more cases had books with this much attention to detail. I have studied the subject for over 30 years, and have read tons of material....
I was even an investigator for a while. This is a serious book for those leaning toward real investigations. Frank, I also believe this case was key to the attitude of our government relative to UFOs and how the data is put out. Shortly after this, the Robertson Panel came about, and those of us that know the subject know this was the genesis of this overtly flippant attitude established about UFOs. In fact, I believe this case is probably the most important case relative to what came about after the Robertson panel. With this said, I was one of those people that dismissed this case for years, due in part to the original artist drawing that made it look silly. I would buy this book again if lost!! Great work Frank, and great investigation, this case and your book, should be studied by anyone serious in UFO research. Thanks man!!!!

Dwight Sirls





"I watched the documentary and was duly impressed...I am very pleased to
see this classic story in its proper place as an unquestionably real
extraterrestrial event. Nice work on the books and documentary, which I
liked more than the History Channel [Monster Quest] production."

Frank Thayer, Ph. D
Author and Photographer.
Department of Journalism and Mass Communications,

New Mexico StateUniversity


 The "Flatwoods Monster" incident is arguably one of the most
terrifying and intriguing ufological cases to grip the 1950's "saucerscene." I applaud Mr. Feschino for his thorough analysis of the case,which has been exceptionally well-organized in his new 2013 "Expanded"edition book, and now documentary.
His documentary succinctly and intelligently constructs the intricatedetails of the days leading up to the "Flatwoods Monster" incident, thetime during the event and the days that followed. Mr. Feschino hascaptured the essense of what took place over a several day period inSeptember 1952. This documentary should be standard viewing for anyone interested in the "Flatwoods Monster" incident and Ufology in general.

Mr. Eric Santucci
Business Analysis Technology Specialist and Researcher.






Whitley Strieber


"Don't miss this book!  This is the best book on this subject

this complicated, incredible and important subject

that has ever been written... or probably ever WILL be written!"





Pioneer UFO Researcher

Major Donald Keyhoe writes in 1953


"The Air Force hands-off attitude seemed peculiar to me. For the monster story was having a serious effect, in addition to letters from worried Americans... If the Air Force had sent investigators publicly in hopes of killing the story, it might have backfired. Papers and magazines would picture the Intelligence officers as making a serious investigation. It might seem proof, to some people, that the Air Force was soberly impressed by the report - or at least that giants from space were considered a strong possibility... It was far better to brand the whole thing as a hallucination - which Intelligence evidently believed was the answer... Whether or not the Air Force analysis is correct, one point is certain - Intelligence carefully avoided a public investigation in order to prevent hysteria."




It's Here!

The New 2013 "Updated & Revised
Edition" Braxton County Monster book.

Over the past year, researcher / author Frank C. Feschino, Jr. has continued his diligent investigation into the worlds most terrifying alien close encounter, the "Braxton County Monster" incident.

Now in his 21st year of investigation into this case and the longest in history, Feschino returns with newly added information, illustrations,
graphics and photographs to bring you an "Expanded" version of his
groundbreaking book, "The Braxton County Monster."






The NEW Edition!

The Braxton County Monster
The Cover-up of the Flatwoods
Monster Revealed

E  X  P  A  N  D  E  D  !


The current book contains much more information including:

1. Additional Flatwoods eyewitness testimonies about the UFO that flew over Flatwoods, the Monster encounter and the strange oily substance that was found on the Fisher Farm.

2. 14 newly discovered additional locations of UFO sightings occurring on Sept. 12, 1952, which now bring the total amount of UFO sighting locations up to 116 from the previous 102! These new sightings include additional eyewitness information that involve UFO sightings, additional landing sites and yet another crash site area.

3. Additional information has been added to the closing chapter of the book, which involves a solid official association with problematic DesVergers and highly strange Flatwoods cases.

4. New customized and updated maps follow the story-line of the UFOs as they flew, landed—were perhaps shot down and crashed—over America on that day.

5. Updated UFO reference lists for the Sept. 12, 1952 location sightings.


 6. New graphics, new illustrations and new photographs have also been added to the book.


To commemorate the 61st Anniversary 
of the "Braxton County Monster" 

encounter and the official 
release of his book,
Feschino will be appearing on the 
Kate Valentine UFO Show 
with special guest UFO Magazine 

columnist and writer 
Mr. Alfred Lehmberg. 

The Kate Valentine
 UFO Show    

LIVE on WVNJ 1160 AM 

New Jersey Radio 

Friday September 13, 2013 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time 

Just when you thought it was 
safe to go back into the woods!




Mr. Feschino,

"If you had done nothing else than reclaim and honor pilot [2nd
Lieutenant] Johnny Jones' memorial stone, you'd be worthy
of the respect of men and angels alike."

"As it was a function of your care and attention to the greatly important
Flatwoods Monster case - goes to show that great quests bring out
greatness in men, and the greatest thing it brings out is goodness."

"I just listened to part 2 of your interview with Mr. Strieber today and
it was even more riveting than the last one."

"God Bless you and confirm you in our many good works.

Very sincerely,
J.C. Kaelin








You want "extraordinary evidence" for "extraordinary ufological claims"? I expect you will find it here, in spades, bells, and klaxon horns. Too, it is the extraterrestrial hypothesis so far up your nose you feel alien knees scrubbing your top lip; there are no apologies for that. Moreover, Roc-sized owls and meteorites fall decidedly _short_ in explanation, but thanks for playing Dr. Nickell. See, folks living for generations in one part of the country are fully aware of the size, appearance, and demeanor of their owls in the first place, and meteors don't linger in the sky for 21 and a half hours, fly below 200 mph, or change direction 90 degrees in the second. This is a story of the--now revealed--aviation history involving the memories of forgotten servicemen acting on orders to shoot UFOs down during the biggest UFO flap ever and brave Flatwoods citizens who lived with the consequences of those orders. How can this book NOT be read?  This is the summer of 1952: the biggest UFO flap in US History, a flap leavened with newly minted orders to the military to "shoot UFOs down"... followed by credible reports of UFOs crashing in Flatwoods, West Virginia... what would one expect?  Buy this book!  -- Alfred Lehmberg






"Thank you, Frank"

"I bought your book and have now read it thoroughly with an admiration
for your massive research. There is no doubt that you have produced the
ultimate work on a most important incident in the history of flying
saucers. It is unquestionable that the Flatwoods Monster has been
reconstructed by you to an understanding beyond a reasonable
doubt...Your work is unlikely to be surpassed."

"Thank you for your work. You set a standard for investigation that most
of us can only marvel at."

Frank Thayer, Ph.D.
Author and Photographer.

Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, New Mexico State

The Braxton County Monster
2012 Revised Edition

"This is UFOlogy history and one of the foremost documented incidents to

Atlantic Coast UFO Conferences, LLC.

The Braxton County Monster
2012 Revised Edition

"There are many important things about this book...It's an exciting
piece of work. Frank has done the most important research that I've ever
seen in this area."

Dr. Bob Hieronimus
The Braxton County Monster
2012 Revised Edition

"Frank Feschino, Jr. has spent many years investigating one of the most
perplexing UFO and ET stories on the books, the Flatwoods
Monster...Frank has talked to those witnesses and gotten an accurate
account of the story that without his efforts may have been lost to

Alejandro Rojas

The Braxton County Monster
2012 Revised Edition

"20 years ago Frank Feschino took up the fight to get the story out.
Why? It's almost as if it's his mission in life and he will admit to
that. It's almost as if God placed Frank on this planet to help bring
forward a hidden truth...
This book is loaded with more detail than the original book, details
about the cover-up and more. As the original witnesses die off, one man
has been on a mission to keep their story alive...
You can not doubt the evidence that Frank Feschino has put together in
20 years of research."

TJ Ryan







 This Veterans Day pause to remember the many

Servicemen / Flyers launched into the teeth of

The Unknown to encounter UFOs and, under orders,

Shoot Them Down! Many never returned!


Among them: USAF F-94 fighter pilot 2nd Lt. John A. Jones, Jr.

and radar observer, John DelCurto.

These men both perished in their jet on September 12, 1952

under mysterious circumstances.


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The 2012 very needfully Corrected, Revised, and Updated Edition of:

       The Braxton County Monster — The Cover-Up of the Flatwoods Monster Revealed, originally by Quarrier Press


Genuinely stalwart author and UFO Investigator Frank C. Feschino, Jr., leader of a
groundbreaking investigation into the 1952 "Flatwoods Monster" case, has
released a NEW EDITION of his (no fault to Frank) errantly published, error filled

and therefore problematic original book, The Braxton County Monster. (sic above) 

After a more than 20-year investigation into the world's most terrifying UFO
close encounter, Feschino is back to set the record entirely straight!

Discover the highly strange history of a massive COVER-UP regarding a 12-foot-tall
extraterrestrial crash-landing in a small rural town amidst a nationwide UFO
frenzy on September 12, 1952.  Yes, that's right.  Sqeegee the eye or have facts

rolled into a tube to jab same.




The Braxton County Monster
The Cover-up of the Flatwoods
Monster Revealed

E  X  P  A  N  D  E  D  !


 Our government dares to shoot UFOs down without notification or informed consent of the population it serves and without regard to where spent shells and rockets might fall. Astonishingly, this is forgetting for a moment where the intended target of those munitions might land!  Action has consequences.  On September 12, 1952, one such consequence found its way to the Fisher Farm in Flatwoods, West Virginia.

Alfred Lehmberg, U.S. Army Officer, Retired.
Veteran Master Aviator and Writer

          On September 12, 1952, shocked American citizens contacted the Pentagon, military authorities, police stations, CAA officials and the media, to report UFOs passing over and landing throughout the eastern United States. During 21 hours of sustained UFO activity that day, several UFOsincluding four damaged objectshad penetrated United States air space and crash-landed on American soil. At 8:00 p.m. EDT that night, one of those damaged UFOs, called the “Flame Over Washington,” passed west over Washington, D.C. at a low altitude and scared numerous citizens. The large flaming object continued on a western heading, flew over Virginia and then passed over West Virginia. Shortly after, it redirected south over Braxton County toward the geographical center of the state, Flatwoods.

          After traveling 206 miles from the Capitol, it reached the small town of Flatwoods and flew over a group of boys playing football on the local school playground. Moments later, the object crash-landed on the mountaintop of the nearby Fisher Farm and began to glow. Quickly, several of the curious boys left and went in search of it. Along the way, they stopped at the nearby house of Mrs. May, mother of two of the boys in the group. The boys told their story to Mrs. May and Gene Lemon, an adult cousin who was visiting. The boys convinced the two adults to go onto the farm and left moments later.

          Meanwhile, the downed craft relocated to a field in the lower section on the farm where it was less conspicuous to the neighborhood locals. Shortly after, an alien occupant abandoned its damaged craft and sought refuge in the nearby woods that bordered the property. Meanwhile, the group reached the farm in search of the downed object and neared the woods. Minutes later, the unsuspecting residents encountered this alien, a gigantic being clad in a metallic-like space suit that sent them running for their lives. This giant became known as the “Braxton County Monster” or “Flatwoods Monster.”

          This terrifying encounter instantly made world headlines, was one of the top stories of 1952, and became an icon in UFO literature. Yet, there was a downside to the occurrence. The government covered-up the event; the press had a field day with the story and the incident became filled with inaccuracies. Even though the case was investigated by several individuals, the story was very fragmented and the truth was never fully known. Moreover, the witnesses were ridiculed by many, and the event was eventually written off to folklore. Then an artist named Feschino made a trip to Flatwoods in 1991.  He began looking into the case and discovered the history books were wrong. He also discovered the USAF had revealed “Shoot down” orders against saucers only six weeks prior to September 12, 1952!

          This 2012 “Revised Edition” book by author/illustrator Frank C. Feschino, Jr. contains new information about the “Braxton County Monster” case and has more than 200 visuals, including unseen photos, articles, graphics, maps and illustrations, which credit it as the most detailed account of the case to date. Feschino’s ongoing 20-year investigation reveals a startling invasion of gigantic extraterrestrial beings that occurred on September 12, 1952. He reconstructs a precise timeline of events and recreates the frightening scenario, which includes the “Braxton County Monster” incident, the “Frametown Monster” encounter, the “Bashful Billy Wheeling monster” and the cover-up a USAF jet fighter, which vanished that night. After 60-years of conspiracies and cover-ups, learn what the government has held back from the American public since 1952... we are not alone in the universe!



...Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the woods at night... you have to start worrying about those pesky giant owls?  ...No, but thanks for playing, "Dr." Nickell...


"The Sutton [Flatwoods Monster] story wasn't so easily downed. Radio and
commentators repeated it all over the country. A newspaper syndicate ran
a series of articles. Then Mrs. May and the Lemon boy appeared on 'We
the People' and retold their frightening experience...
People will remember it later, if something breaks.
" Donald Keyhoe, 1953.


This writer suspects they will, indeed, and continue to have, reader! 

Mr. Keyhoe was spot on!  It breaks, and people remember!



"...This is the 'ditch' I die in!" --Alfred Lehmberg








...From a 2010 Letter from Dr. T. Kokjohn to Veteran Master Aviator and Writer
Alfred Lehmberg, US. Army Officer Retired.

 "I agree with you on the importance of Frank Feschino's work. It is a
misconception-shattering epic grounded on thorough research and
documentation. I'm impressed and I'm not easily impressed."

Tyler A. Kokjohn, Phd.
Professor of Microbiology,
Midwestern University
Glendale, Arizona.

A 2010 letter from "Team IQXS" to Frank C. Feschino, Jr.

"We have been 'into' UFOs for over 40-years and in all honesty, there are but a mere dozen researchers who hold our respect and honor. We are
often asked through our networking on Twitter, who we consider as the best researchers and worth reading. We are happy to report that you are
ALWAYS mentioned.  Thank you for a fantastic job and a life-long dedication to theFlatwoods case. It will stand in history as one of the premier investigations."

Dayton, Ohio.
The IQXS Daily on Twitter.

"THE WAR WITH UFOS. This is one very special Dreamland, among thoseunforgettable shows that have come along with surprising regularity
since Whitley Strieber has been hosting Dreamland.
He interviews Frank Feschino, Jr., author of 'Shoot Them Down: TheFlying Saucer Air Wars of 1952,' and it is as brain-exploding a UFOstory as has ever been told."   

Dreamland with Whitley Strieber.

Whitley Strieber's Unknown Country

UFO Media Matters: "Frank Feschino, Jr., is writing some great books
like 'Shoot Them Down: The Flying Saucer Air Wars of 1952.' Feschino is
doing a fine job of examining old documents. " 

Mr. Joseph Capp

The Official Website of Colin Andrews: "This important new research by
Frank Feschino, Jr. in collaboration with Stanton T. Friedman is titled
Shoot Them Down: The Flying Saucer Air Wars of 1952.  Stunning stuff."

Mr. David Cayton




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These are the persons involved!   Good persons, and true!




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Read about this terrifying alien encounter occurring in Braxton County, WV on September 13, 1952, in Frank Feschino's new book.




Readers, Please Note!


Intelligence officials at Project Blue Book recorded their explanation
of the "Flatwoods Monster" in a document titled, "Project 10073 Record
Card." It stated:

"The West Virginia Monster so-called. Actually the object was the well
known Washington area meteor of 12 Sep. landing near Flatwoods."

Furthermore, the  Project 10073 Record Card document states the official
USAF evaluation as, "Conclusion: Was Astronomical."

On September 13, 1952, the New York Times printed an article, "FLAME
OVER WASHINGTON - Brilliant Streak Across the Sky Probably a Meteor." It reported:

"WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UP) -
A brilliant flame, apparently a meteor, flashed across the sky near the
nation's capital tonight, prompting jittery Washingtonians to believe
they were in for another 'flying saucer' scare." 

The Sept. 12 Project Blue Book case file documents also contain a report
from the "Akron Astronomy Club" in Ohio. Intelligence officials at Blue
Book based their meteor conclusion on this report which reported the
object as a, "Typical Meteorite (Fireball)."

The Akron Astronomy Club sighted the object at "Approximately 7:00 P.M.
EST" and said it was traveling at a speed of, "Actual velocity: 27 miles
per second." Yet, this alleged "meteor" landed in Flatwoods, West
Virginia, approximately 206 miles away, at 7:30 P.M.  EST,  30 minutes later!  The reader can see that this time disparity is problematic.

The Harvard Meteor Project, which was active between 1952 and 1954
recorded 2,401 photographic meteor orbits but does not have any record
of the "Well known Washington area of 12 Sep." that made a "landing near
Flatwoods, W. VA."

The Astronomy magazine, "Sky and Telescope," has no record of any meteor activity on September 12, 1952."

The Smithsonian Institute Catalog and several Astronomy historical
documents only record three separate meteorites to have landed in West
Virginia. None of these three meteorites landed in Flatwoods, West
Virginia on September 12, 1952. 

Why is this alleged September 12, 1952 "meteor" only recorded in the
Project Blue Book files and NOT recorded in any astronomy history or
record books?         

Why was this alleged meteor that was said to have made a "landing near
Flatwoods, W. VA." never found? Why is there no meteorite impact pit in
the Flatwoods area?  

In 1953, USAF spokesman Albert Chop stated the following information
about "The West Virginia Monster" sighted in Flatwoods:

"The group did see two glowing eyes, probably those of a large owl."

"Underbrush may have given the impression of a giant figure."

The USAF uses speculative terminology in these quotes, "probably" and
"may have."

Frank Feschino, Jr. has spent 20-years investigating the
"Flatwoods Monster" incident. His investigation is the longest
investigation into this case in history. Learn what really landed in
Flatwoods, West Virginia on September 12, 1952




Some "amateur aviation historians" and the like, too conservative aviation writers, or other uninformed individuals working in the aerospace industry, pontificate widely on that which they know nothing.   These believe and otherwise counsel that "air wars" between UFOs and American fighter aircraft can only be Science Fiction.  They protest too much and without the smallest competence as they do so.

It remains, just to start, that Air Force intelligence at Project Blue Book documented twenty-eight official "UNKNOWN" cases involved American fighter aircraft and UFOs.

These UFO incidents, reported officially by crack American fighter pilots, include: intercept attempts, running and head-on passes made by UFOs, the individual chases made after them, and then other direct close aerial encounters with "Unknown Objects," seemingly under intelligent control. These 28 incidents occurred between 1948 and 1960. Thirteen of these fighter aircraft/UFO cases occurred during 1952, alone.

In 1956, former 1952 Project Blue Book Chief, Captain Edward J. Ruppelt wrote, "In the summer of 1952 a United States Air Force F-86 interceptor shot at a flying saucer." He also stated:

"Other assorted historians point out that normally the "UFOs" are peaceful, Gorman and Mantell just got too inquisitive, they just weren't ready to be observed closely. If the Air Force hadn't slapped down the security lid these writers might not have reached this conclusion. There have been other and more lurid duels of death."


So much for the "historians," the "aviation writers," and the "uninformed," eh?  Moreover, history would repeat itself.  Consider reader, during the United States' greatest UFO flap ever, the Summer Of Saucers 1952, the American Military —Air, Land, and Ships at sea— was under now well known and unambiguous orders to shoot those UFOs down!

Science Fiction?  That's not the record, reader, for the record!  

Many of these self-same "amateur aviation historians," "writers" and "aerospace technicians" claim that the vast majority of our American fighter plane crashes are attributed to pilot error, including running out of fuel.  Yes, it is absolutely true that some fighter aircraft accident cases were caused by pilot error, which led to death and destruction.   Yet, there are several 1950s fighter aircraft accidents occurring under more unusual and mysterious circumstances. The questions leaping forth regarding why so many of these fighter aircraft accidents occurred at all beg answers! Was it pilot error, running -out-of-fuel, faulty aircraft... or consequences accrued encountering UFOs?

How about a few facts —while we're here reader— to raise a little neck hair!

The following information was found in The New York Times.  This list is only a tiny sample of the fighter aircraft "accidents" occurring over America during America's biggest flying saucer flap... where pilots were ordered to shoot those UFOs down! I digress, but there were also numerous and correspondingly mysterious fighter accidents —and vanishings— throughout the rest of world, as well.


VANISHED.1951, April 8. An F-94 jet "disappeared" from McChord AFB, Washington, while en route to Hamilton Field, California.

VANISHED. 1952, Feb. 19. In Florida, a Tyndall AFB jet fighter and two man crew "disappeared while on a routine training flight."  The 2-man crew "vanished in an F-94 jet fighter plane."

VANISHED. 1952, July 25. In the Miami, Florida area, "more than 100 planes joined ground crew a search for a missing Marine Corps fighter jet and its pilot."

COMBAT VETERAN KILLED. 1952, August 8. Captain Gay, Jr., a USAF Korean War jet fighter veteran was killed in an "unexplained crash of an F-94 all-weather jet fighter...when it plunged into Vineyard Sound," near Falmouth , Massachusetts. It was reported that, "an Otis Air Force spokesperson said Captain Gay was believed to have been trapped in the cockpit of his plane when it crashed." The Times reported that the fighter pilot had "completed 105 combat missions in Korea and earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with three Oak clusters."  

COMBAT VETERAN KILLED. 1952, Sept. 2. 1st Lt. J. Burke, Jr., a Westover AFB fighter pilot was killed at Ludlow Center, Mass. located about "five miles east of the field." It was reported that Burke was, "a veteran of 100 combat missions in Korea." Westover AFB "officials said the cause of the crash had not been determined."   

COMBAT VETERAN KILLED. 1952, Oct. 31. Lt. E. Bernard. "PILOT KILLED IN CRASH WAS KOREA HERO" A Navy fighter pilot and "veteran of thirty-two missions in Korea, " was "killed in a crash in Pennsylvania...had recently returned from the Far East. He received the "Distinguished Flying Cross" as well as an "Air Medal with six clusters."

VANISHED. 1952, Nov.10. Off the coast of Florida, near Key West, "a Navy Hellcat fighter plane disappeared on a flight over the sea."

VANISHED. 1953, April 10. At Niagara Falls, NY, "a far flung search continued for an Air Force pilot missing in his fighter plane."

1953, Jan.31. Over Madison Wisconsin, "four Truax Field F-86 Sabre Jets attempted to land but were forced to bail out." The USAF reported that, "three jets crashed" and "one disappeared."          

VANISHED. 1953, July 11. During joint war training exercises between Canada and America, "an accident marred the maneuver at San Francisco. Shortly after interceptors took off to the air, a radar controlled jet with two persons aboard was reported missing over San Pablo Bay."

VANISHED. 1954, April 5. Col. Councill, a fighter pilot who "flew 130 combat missions in World War II," vanished in a F-80 fighter jet. The USAF reported that he "disappeared shortly after take off" over Long Island, NY. The plane had "three hours of fuel aboard." Council held a
cross country jet speed record in 1946.

VANISHED. 1954, Nov.4. Over the Atlantic Ocean about 46-miles east of Cherry Point, NC, officials reported that "a Marine Corps Sky Knight jet," which was searching for a "missing jet while on a tactical mission...was reported missing."

CRASH. 1954, Nov.29. "JET PILOT KILLED IN CRASH. An Air Force pilot who took to the air in an F-86D to track down an unidentified plane was killed last night when his plane exploded while returning for a landing." The pilot was based at O'Hare Airport, Chicago, home of the 4706th Defense wing.

VANISHED. 1955, Sept. 25. The USAF reported that "a widespread search was under way...for 3 Langley AFB jets whose F-84F Thunderstreak jet pilots were reported missing 12 hours after a wing-mate was killed." Two jets vanished over Chesapeake Bay, and one vanished on a "routine navigational mission over the northeastern section of Maine."
COMBAT VETERAN KILLED. 1955, July 27. "WORLD WAR II ACE DIES." Lt. Col. Winifield Brown, was killed, "when his jet fighter crashed and burned just short of the runway at Stewart Field. The USAF reported that "Brown came in under power for an EMERGENCY landing." The fighter pilot downed five Nazi planes during the war.

UNKNOWN. 1956, March 4. The USAF reported that "two F-89 jet interceptors and the four men they carried," were "believed to have crashed" in the area of "White mountain in the Cascades."

...And finally reader, in what should be "coal to Newcastle" at this point...

"4 JETS CRASH IN FORMATION DIVE KILLING PILOTS IN GEORGIA MYSTERY." 1953 Dec., 5. Lawrenceville, GA.  Four ANG F-84 Thunderjets enroute from Miami, FL to Dobbins AFB, Marietta, Georgia, "fell from about 11, 500 feet. One of the Thunderjets struck and demolished a small unoccupied house. The three others crashed nearby...there was no indication that the planes were in collision before striking the ground." The USAF also reported, "The formation was starting its descent from 27,000 feet and would report again at 11,500 feet, but the fliers were not heard from again." In closing, "Officials at Dobbins Base said all the men were experienced jet pilots and they knew of no reasons for the crashes."
This is only the tip of the iceberg! There are many, many more folks. 

Science Fiction?  Again, reader, that's not the record, for the record!  


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"Shoot Them Down-

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"I congratulate Frank Feschino for finding the story of our missing airmen in his many years of research into the UFO phenomena. 'Shoot Them Down' is an important historical record of the deaths of brave men who were ordered to engage UFOs."  

Major George Filer III, USAF Retired.
MUFON Eastern Region Director.
In 1962, USAF pilot Major Filer III, chased a tremendous-sized UFO over England. 


"I have personally heard of seven instances in which military planes chasing flying saucers were never heard from again. The chasing isn't surprising, in view of the official USAF 1952 orders to shoot them down if they don't land when instructed to do so."

"If I have heard of seven such events, then surely there have been more. (More details are given in SHOOT THEM DOWN by Frank Feschino, Jr.).  One can perhaps understand the reluctance of the government to admit that such losses have occurred (even though Major General Roger Ramey admitted in 1952 that more than 300 interceptors have been scrambled)."

"Impotence in the face of intruders is not something that governments want to admit."  

Excerpt from, Flying Saucers and Science - A Scientist Investigates the
Mysteries Of UFOs
.  By Stanton T. Friedman, MSc.  2008.


"Frank C. Feschino's recent book, Shoot Them Down: The Flying Saucer Air Wars Of 1952 —based largely on official documentation—  makes for disturbing reading." --Timothy Good, author of Above Top Secret: The Worldwide UFO Cover-up  &  Need to Know: UFOs, the Military and Intelligence


"...That's Absolutely True!" –  Edge Journalist Jim Marrs remarks to Stanton Friedman on Whitley Strieber's Dreamland reacting to Friedman's outline of Frank Feschino's premise in Shoot Them Down.

"THE REAL STORY BEHIND THE FLATWOODS MONSTER. In 1952 one of the most documented UFO events took place in our history. It is one of the most  documented events due mainly to one man, Frank Feschino, Jr., who has  relentlessly pieced it all together for the last twenty years...the REAL  story about the Flatwoods Monster." 

 Mr. T.J. Ryan, Talk Show Host of  "OUT THERE." 2010


Alfred Lehmberg and Regan Lee discuss Feschino's "culture changing"  Flatwoods Monster research and Monster Quest's fear of getting real with their rendition of the "Flatwoods Monster" episode:

Alfred Lehmberg: "See, he's telling the culture-changing REAL story.  Nickell and company shill for the guys insulting the readers intelligence and obscuring real history. Case in point, 'Mass hysteria' as touted by Dr. Nickell... is a clueless dodge with no evidentiary substance at all...  Mr. Lee: "As Alfred points out, there is a real story that goes beyond a  'monster' in the Flatwoods case, but sincerely exploring that story would be 'culture changing,' as Al puts it and we can't have that." 

 Lee & Lehmberg, 2010.




During the summer of 1952, Americans reported a record amount of UFO sightings to "Project Blue Book" which resulted in the highest amount of "Unknown" cases in Blue Book's 17-year history.    

 In "Shoot Them Down," Frank Feschino, Jr. focuses on the numerous aerial encounters and confrontations occurring between US. fighter planes and UFOs over America and throughout the world during the 1952 Indian summer.    

Feschino researched, investigated, and now reports on the overwhelming amount of suspicious fighter accidents and mysterious vanished planes leading to a shocking amount of pilot deaths during the early to mid 1950s. 

Additionally, he writes extensively about the key UFO cases from the 1952 summer including the July Washington Sightings and the most complete and detailed story in print of the horrific "Flatwoods Monster" incident of September 12, 1952.

The author unflinchingly documents an in-depth historical account of United States military aviation history that has been overlooked and long forgotten for more than 50-years.

Frank Feschino, Jr. has indeed provided for a segment of American military aviation history not making it into the books of official history .  

The book contains 90 photographs, illustrations and maps.


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Capturing the imagination of the entire globe —

The September 12, 1952 flap in words and images!


"Lots of compliments for keeping up the excellent research on the 1952
Flatwoods case...That case has always fascinated me. A job well done."

—Gianfranco Degli Esposti—

Italian UFO researcher and writer for the magazine,

Mr. Esposti wrote the  famous "Flatwoods Monster" article, "Il Mostro
della Collina: l'incredible incontro ravvicinato di Flatwoods.




  By Veteran Writer and UFO Author
Brad Steiger

"In September 2006, inspired by the 2001 poll of movie monsters
conducted by the Media Psychology Lab at California State in Los
Angeles, I surveyed a number of cryptozoologists, paranormalists,
physical researchers, Forteans and UFOlogists and received the
nominations for the Top Ten List of Real-Life Monsters...


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FATE Magazine, January 2007  


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Feature Article: "Lighting the Flatwoods Fuse" by writer Alfred Lehmberg.

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The 1950s military research investigation that  Frank Feschino, Jr. conducted is absolutely phenomenal. For years, he gathered an amazing amount of aviation data and historical material, then put it all together in an eye-opening book about our fighter jet encounters with UFOs.   

The overwhelming number of accidents and disappearances of our fighter pilots and jets in the 1950s over America and the world, is beyond comprehension.

Being a fighter jet mechanic in the 1950s, we never sent our guys up in unsafe planes... NEVER! We would not put the lives of our pilots at risk...NEVER!

The explanations as to why so many of our jets were crashing during that era are ridiculous. For instance, several jets crashing at once because they all "Ran out of gas," does not happen! This excuse was repeatedly used and a very common one. There were several other poor right after another.

The fighter pilots and war veteran pilots that crashed or vanished into thin air over this country during the UFO "Shoot Down" era is shocking.  This book, "Shoot Them Down!" is a must read for any American veteran brother interested in military aviation history. I applaud and thank Feschino for his years of hard work.

 Mr. R. Sonderman
 T/Sgt. E6
 United States Air Force Retired

  F-86D  Sabre Jet Mechanic


A  LETTER from OZ...


Dear Frank,

   Please let me compliment you on a fine piece of detective work that you have presented in your book, SHOOT THEM DOWN!  It's no wonder that Stanton Friedman has endorsed your book!

   Not only have you kept my interest up whilst reading this book you have added some pieces to that big jigsaw puzzle which has bothered me ever since I was a kid who happened to watch a TV program about the 1952 Saucer flap over Washington...

   I wish to also add my support for your book as it is blatantly obvious to any serious researcher that a cover up has been in place since at least the late forties. Now your book has allowed me to put together some more pieces to that jigsaw puzzle.


Thank you for a very fulfilling book.

Book Reader
Mr. Terry, Police Officer Retired.
New South Wales, Australia.



Late in his career, General Douglas MacArthur stated that the next American war would be waged against aliens from another world. A slip of the tongue?

Author Frank C. Feschino, Jr. reveals ample evidence that MacArthur's hostile attitude pervaded the American military and created a theater of engagement in the skies over the United States in 1952.

From the cities and farms of West Virginia to Florida's Gulf Coast, and Project Blue Book's Unexplained case # 2086 in Santa Barbara, CA, to Unexplained case # 2099 in Portland, ME, Feschino skillfully uses eyewitness accounts, contemporary documentation and testimonials of experienced military observers to finally put and end to our government's cover-up nonsense.

Robert Baron
Free lance Writer




  "SHOOT THEM DOWN," is more than just another conspiracy book about a massive UFO cover up by the United States government, It is a history
lesson by a dedicated author. Feschino spent years researching archives and compiled a chronological record  of events between American fighter planes and UFOs in the 1950s.

    He thoroughly researched records, interviewed eyewitnesses and presents the reader with the true story of the UFO activity during the summer of 1952. Edward Ruppelt's book was only the tip of the iceberg, this book tells the rest.

    I would classify this author as an investigative reporter who lays out the facts for the reader. This book is a must read...finally the truth.

Author, Attorney and Former Bank President-
First Lt. James M. Glass, USMC Retired-Tank Commander.



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Military displays in the exhibit room at the Capitol Center Theatre in Charleston, WV for the Flatwoods Monster 55th Anniversary and Flying Saucer Extravaganza, Sept. 2007.

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Donald Keyhoe, 1955...
"In 1949 the Air Force told me they had been ordered to 'get' a flying saucer by any possible means. This was admitted by an intelligence officer at the Pentagon ... Major Jere Boggs. In front of General Sory Smith, Boggs told me that one Air Force pilot had fired at a saucer over New Jersey."

The San Francisco Examiner. July 29 1952...
"The Air Force revealed today that jet pilots have been placed on twenty-four-hour nationwide 'alert' against 'flying saucers' with orders to 'shoot them down' if they refuse to land."

The Louisville Courier-Journal. July 30, 1952...
"Maj. Gen. Roger Ramey, deputy Chief of the Air Force Staff for Operations, told the news conference [July 29] that interceptor planes have raced aloft several hundred times as a result of reported sighting of unidentified objects. He said that was just standard procedure."

Robert Farnsworth, President of the U.S. Rocket Society...

Telegram to President Harry Truman,  July 29, 1952:  " I respectfully suggest that no offensive action be taken against the objects reported as unidentified which have been sighted over our nation. Should they be extraterrestrial- such action might result in the gravest consequences, as well as possibly alienating us from beings of superior powers. Friendly contact should be sought as long as possible."

Captain Edward J. Ruppelt, 1956...
"Other assorted historians point out that normally the 'UFOs' are peaceful, [fighter pilots] Gorman and Mantell just got too inquisitive, 'they just weren't ready to be observed. If the Air Force hadn't slapped down the security lid these writers  might not have reached this conclusion. There have been other and more lurid 'duels of death.'"

Leonard Stringfield, 1977...
"Back in the early 1950s, when I knew of the jet scrambles that sometimes led to disaster, I agreed wirh Major Keyhoe's writings that in these we may know the intent of the UFO.  I also agreed that 'losing our aircraft to the UFO' may have been the reason for official secrecy, fearing that the public would panic if they knew the truth."

General Benjamin Chidlaw, Head of Air Defense Command...  

Uncontested quote, as told to investigative writer Robert Gardner in February of 1953. "We have stacks of reports about flying saucers. We take them seriously when you consider we have lost many men and planes trying to intercept them."

CIA memorandum - "Subject: Flying Saucers."  Dated Sept. 24, 1952...
H. Marshall Chadwell, Asst. Director of Scientific Intelligence: "A world-wide reporting system has been instituted and major Air Force Bases have been ordered to make interceptions of unidentified flying objects."

The Fullerton News-Tribune, CA July 26, 1956...
"The United States Navy will not publicly admit that it believes in flying saucers, but it has officially ordered combat-ready pilots to 'shoot to kill' if saucers are encountered, OCNS [Orange County News Service] has learned. The information was first learned when Navy pilots navigating trans-Pacific routes from the United States to Hawaii were ordered in a briefing session to engage and identify ' any unidentified flying objects.' If the UFOs (saucers) appeared hostile the briefing officer told the pilots of Los Alamitos Naval Air Station reserve squadron VP 771, they are to be engaged in combat... It was found that the orders are not unusual."

Donald Keyhoe, 1973...
"In the late 1950s, as a number of futile US chases mounted, some pilots were convinced that the UFOs were immune to gunfire and rockets. Several Intelligence analysts believed the aliens might be using some negative force linked with gravity control to repel or deflect bullets and missiles. But the top control group disagreed. In a special evaluation of US. and foreign reports they found evidence that UFOs were not invulnerable. Some had been  temporarily crippled, apparently from power or control failures, and a few others had been completely destroyed by strange explosions.   In one or two cases, it appeared that missiles or rocket fire could have been the cause."







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The unidentified craft appeared to take efficient controlled evasive action.
--FBI Memo, describing chase of UFO over the
North Sea, 1947.


Before we could do any more, the Army, after conferring with [U.S.] officials, ordered the investigation stopped.
--Dr. Paul Santorini, on UFOs over
Greece in 1946.


The reported operating characteristics such as extreme rates of climb, maneuverability (particularly in roll), and action which must be considered evasive when sighted ... lend belief to the possibility that some of the objects are controlled ...
--General Nathan Twining, Head of Air Material Command (AMC), 1947.


I was called one afternoon [in 1948] to come to the Oval Office – the President wanted to see me.... I was directed to report quarterly to the President after consulting with Central Intelligence people, as to whether or not any UFO incidents received by them could be considered as having any strategic threatening implications ....
--General Robert B. Landry, Air Force Aide to President Harry S. Truman.


 From their questions, I could tell they had a good idea of what the saucers are. One officer admitted they did, but he wouldn't say any more.
--Commercial pilot, after questioning by intelligence officer, 1950.


Army intelligence has recently said that the matter of ‘Unidentified Aircraft' or ‘Unidentified Aerial Phenomena,' otherwise known as ‘Flying Discs,' ‘Flying Saucers,' and ‘Balls of Fire,' is considered top secret by intelligence officers of both the Army and the Air Forces.
--1949 FBI memo on UFOs.


Information is desired if this was some new or experimental aircraft or for any explanation whatsoever.
--1949 CIA memo.


[Object] described as flat on top and bottom and appearing from a front view to have round edges and slightly beveled ... No vapor trails or exhaust or visible means of propulsion. Described as traveling at tremendous speed.... Pilot considered by associates to be highly reliable, of mature judgment and a creditable observer.
--Air Force intelligence report, following UFO sighting by F-51 pilot, 1951.


...some propulsion method not in the physics books.
--Scientist who witnessed a UFO in 1952.


For six hours ... there were at least ten unidentifiable objects moving above Washington. They were not ordinary aircraft.
--Senior Air Traffic Controller for the CAA, Harry G. Barnes, 1952.


Based on my experience in fighter tactics, it is my opinion that the object was controlled by something having visual contact with us. The power and acceleration were beyond the capability of any known U.S. aircraft.
--F-94 pilot, after encountering a UFO, 1952.


In view of the wide interest within the Agency ... outside knowledge of Agency interest in Flying Saucers carries the risk of making the problem even more serious in the public mind than it already is.
--CIA memo, 1952


It was silvery in color, had a bun-shaped top, a flange like two saucers in the middle and a bun underneath, and could not have been far off because it overlapped my windscreen!
--RAF fighter pilot, 1954.


…Maximum security exists concerning the subject of UFOs.
--CIA Director Allen Dulles, 1955.


Some military officials are seriously considering the possibility of interplanetary ships.
--FBI memo on UFOs, 1952.


Pilot of helicopters wished to stress fact that object was of a saucer like nature, was stationary at 2000 ft. And would be glad to be called upon to verify any statements and act as witness.
--Emergency Report from Maxwell Air Force Base on air space violation by UFO, 1954.


I have discussed this matter with the affected agencies of the government, and they are of the opinion that it is not wise to publicize this matter at this time.
--Senator Richard Russell, head of Senate Armed Services Committee, regarding his sighting of a UFO during a 1955 trip to the
Soviet Union.


What bothers me is what's happening to our aircraft.
--Anonymous Air Force officer, 1955.


The Air Defense Command in Baton Rouge was on the phone, waiting for our report, when we landed there.
--Commercial pilot following a UFO sighting, 1957.


Saucers exist (I saw two). They were intelligently flown or operated (evasive tactics, formation flight, hovering). They were mechanisms, not United States weapons, nor Russian. I presume they are extraterrestrial.
--Lt. Colonel Richard Headrick, radar bombing expert, 1959


Reliable reports indicate there are objects coming into our atmosphere at very high speeds and controlled by thinking intelligence.
--Navy Admiral Delmar Fahrney, public statement, 1957.


Congressional investigations ... are still being held on the problem of unidentified flying objects and the problem is one in which there is quite a bit of interest.... Since most of the material presented to the Committees is classified, the hearings are never printed.
--Congressman William H. Ayres, 1958


Behind the scenes, high-ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about UFOs. But through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense.
--Former CIA Director, Roscoe Hillenkoetter, public statement, 1960.


 When the team was about ten miles from the landing site, static disrupted radio contact with them. Five to eight minutes later the glow diminished, and the UFO took off. Another UFO was visually sighted and confirmed by radar.
--Classified report by an Air Force Strike Team at Minot AFB, 1966.


... reliable, but off the record information from the Pease AFB in Portsmouth, indicates frequent radar blips and fighters are constantly scrambled to pursue these objects.
--Journalist John Fuller, 1965. 


I think there may be substance in some of these reports ... I believe the American people are entitled to a more thorough explanation than has been given them by the Air Force to date.
--Congressman Gerald R. Ford, March 1966.


If 'they' discover 'you', it is an old but hardly invalid rule of thumb, 'they' are your technological superiors.
--National Security Analyst, Lambros Callimahos, 1968.


My own present opinion, based on two years of careful study, is that UFOs are probably extraterrestrial devices engaged in something that might very tentatively be termed 'surveillance'.
--Dr. James McDonald before Congress, 1968.



...All of preceding are frozen moments in our ufological past and, collected together, are a largely unimpeachable indication regarding the actuality of some larger reality... a grand physical existence from which we are being, very suspiciously, "protected" by a conflicted, corrupted, and likely criminal mainstream.  


Somebody knows. 


Read on...



...On the

Flatwoods Monster

55th Anniversary
and Flying Saucer

Extravaganza (TM)



Conceived in sincerity and efficacious diligence, supported in an unstinting and selfless fellowship, and then executed with imagination, intelligence, and bravery... the Event is a bona fide success.  This writer hopes that, as a result of this in all likelihood seminal incident of cooperation and appreciation, the people of West Virginia realize two things.


One, that they are top dead center on the short list of one of the most astonishing and precipitous events of modern times, and two, that they owe Larry Bailey and his three fine sons, especially Gilbert Bailey... a hearty vote of thanks for bringing the preceding to them.


A Special salutation goes out to Freddie May, who missed the Event due to poor health.  He was sorely missed, often thought of, and fondly regarded both days...


...Please send a kind thought Freddie's way.


The Flatwoods Fuse is lit folks.  Buckle in.


Musician Anthony Sica



 A  powerful and riveting "Conspiracy" fueled music video about world cover-ups that was inspired by Feschino's new book,

"Shoot Them Down"!





"...Fuel injected guitars smoking flat-wound tires!"




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"Shoot Them Down"! is the most comprehensive story of the 1952 UFO airspace invasion of Washington, D.C. ever told. Not only does the author document the entire sequence of events that lasted for two weeks in July 1952, he also describes the air war betwe en the U.S. Air Force and the strange spacecraft that was fought over the skies of the northeast during that period...

 -- William Birnes (UFO MAGAZINE)





In the memory of:


Mrs. Kathleen May

November 20, 1920 — June 13, 2009


As we reflect on our loss

we realize that our days will be dimmer,

but the heavens will be brighter...



...Brave lady all her days... and nights.




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