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Article On Linda Howe

From: Stig Agermose <Stig_Agermose@online.pol.dk>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 02:14:24 +0200
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Subject: Article On Linda Howe

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Journalist Finds Herself Captured By Aliens

Search for facts leads Boise High grad to investigate
unexplained phenomena, write several books

Marianne Flagg - The Idaho Statesman

BOISE _ Where others see unfathomable mysteries or
supermarket-tabloid fodder, Linda Moulton Howe sees a great
story in need of an ending.

Howe has spent the past 19 years as an investigative journalist
trying to find hard evidence regarding unexplained phenomena.
They range from cattle mutilations and crop-circle formations to
UFO sightings and reports of human abduction by aliens.

Hundreds of interviews, an Emmy Award and three books later,
Howe is convinced of some truths she believes are out there.

"We are not alone in the universe, and the government of the
United States at least has known that since the 1940s, if not
earlier," said Howe, who now lives in Jamison, Pa. "Coming out
of the World War II environment, there was a decision by the
Truman administration that Americans and the world were not
going to get any facts about this extraterrestrial presence."

Some of Howe's latest interviews and research can be found in
her new 440-page book, "Glimpses of Other Realities, Vol. 2:
High Strangeness" (Paper Chase Press, New Orleans).

It's the second of her two volumes on unexplained phenomena.

Her latest book arrives at a time when interest in such
mysteries and belief in alien visitation pervade popular
culture. Fox TV's "The X-Files" series has brought the murky
subjects of aliens, government conspiracy and other mysteries
into American living rooms every week.

"The X-Files" even has incorporated some of Howe's research into
its scripts.

Howe also contributes weekly reports on science and the
environment, as well as alien mysteries, on Art Bell's popular
nightly radio program "Coast to Coast," and his Sunday show

Idaho's own X-Files can be found in the field research of Ike
Bishop, chief investigator and Idaho state director of the
Mutual UFO Network, a group of people who investigate reports of
unexplained sightings.

Bishop has traded information with Howe and said he respects her
investigative ability.

"She is probably the most pre-eminent UFO investigator in the
world," Bishop said. "She checks things out before she talks
about them."

Although Howe might appreciate the compliment, she regards
herself as a TV producer and investigative reporter, not a UFO

"My beat has basically been in science and medicine and the
environment my entire career," said Howe, who was born in Boise
56 years ago. "I had been producing television programs and
documentary films for 11 years before I ever made my first phone
calls to find out what was happening with unusual animal deaths
around the world."

Howe graduated from Boise High School in 1960. After a professor
sparked a love of English in college, she knew she wanted to be
a reporter. She has a master's degree from Stanford University
and has worked for television stations in Burbank, Calif.;
Boston; Denver; and Atlanta.

It was during her tenure in Denver in 1979 that she first
investigated reports of farm animals that were found with
internal organs removed in a strange, almost surgical manner.

"I had no preconceived idea of what I was getting into beyond
the fact that there were hundreds, if not thousands, of cases
all reporting the same bloodless excisions of cattle, pigs, cows
and sheep.

"The two most unusual features that law enforcement always noted
was the lack of blood in excisions that were cookie-cutter
precise, and that there were no tracks around these animals --
even on wet dirt. That's what forced law enforcement to look to
the sky."

Law enforcement personnel and scientists have been unable to
explain the technology used in the mutilations, or who or what
mutilated the animals.

Throughout her work on alien mysteries, she has struggled to get
sources on the record -- to use their full names. Fear of
ridicule keeps many silent. She says fear of government
retribution also keeps many military people quiet.

Howe wrote a book about the mutilations, "An Alien Harvest." She
went on to write about more alien mysteries in her book
"Glimpses of Other Realities, Vol. I."

Howe said she is not out to prove the existence of UFOs, but to
uncover facts.

Vol. 2 contains copies of purported government documents leaked
to her that admit the existence of aliens and confirm a

"We're talking about men and women who have served in highly
sensitive positions in the United States military and
intelligence agencies, with high clearances.

"These people are the same people who have talked to me and a
few others about the fact that our government has had knowledge
about extraterrestrial biological entities, and that Truman made
the executive order in 1947 that put all of this under a lid.

"This is a story the entire human family on this planet deserves
to have knowledge about."