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1980 Todmorden West Yorkshire Case [was: Toronto

From: Isaac Koi <isaackoi2.nul>
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2005 21:33:15 +0100
Fwd Date: Sat, 01 Oct 2005 15:35:49 -0400
Subject: 1980 Todmorden West Yorkshire Case [was: Toronto


>From: Eleanor White <eleanor.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 17:50:17 -0400
>Subject: Re: Toronto Symposium Report #02

>>Source: Eye Magazine - Toronto
>>http://www.eye.net/eye/issue/issue_09.29.05/op/wanderingeye.htm

>>09.29.05

>>Wandering Eye

>>U OF T -- Outside Convocation Hall, ...

><snip>

>>Still, not everyone views abduction as a major threat. Paul
>>Hellyer says he is unaware of anyone dying at the hands of
>>extraterrestrials.

>Do I remember a case on a UFO documentary a number of years
>ago now, in which a dead man, in circumstances suggesting he
>might have been an abductee, was discovered atop a huge pile
>of coal, with clothing on but arranged in ways suggesting
>whoever dressed him didn't know how clothing works?

>I believe there were activities prior to this, in that area,
>involving UFO craft in close proximity, but can't remember
>the details.


Hi Eleanor, List

I presume that have in mind the discovery of Zigmund Jan
Adamski's body on a coal tip in Todmorden, West Yorkshire on 11
June 1980. (I'm not sure about the spelling of his first name,
which various from source to source - Jenny Randles refers to
"Zigmund", Mantle refers to "Zygmund" and Blundell refers to
"Zygmunt").

Several authors have sought to link the discovery of his body to
UFO sightings in the area.

This incident is discussed on a number of websites, including at
the link below:

http://tinyurl.com/ahuyk


A rather more skeptical discussion can be found at the end of
Magonia Supplement Number 36, which is in the Updates archive at
the link below:

http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/updates/2001/aug/m19-002.shtml

That discussion notes the following:

"Remember Zigmund Adamski, who was found dead on a coal tip in
Todmorden in 1980? At the Exeter conference one of the attendees
had one explanation for it. Apparently some of Adamski's former
work mates discovered he had been responsible for atrocities
during World War Two; to scare him they locked him up (in a
mine-related building?). When he tried escaping he fell over and
killed himself. To cover their prank that back-fired, they
dumped his body and kept silent. Like most rumours this needs to
be taken at more than face value but it does sound more
reasonable than a botched alien abduction."


The two longest discussions I've noted of the relevant events in
books that are:

29 pages - Randles, Jenny and Hough, Peter in their "Death By
Supernatural Causes?" (1988) at pages 8 (in the Introduction),
114-141 (Chapter 5 generally) of the Grafton paperback edition.

21 pages - Randles, Jenny in her "The Pennine UFO Mystery" (1983)
at pages 15-23, 25-26, 25-26 (in Chapter 1), 87-88, 91-92, 93-94
(in Chapter 7), 123 (in Chapter 10), 194-195 (in Chapter 14) of
the Granada paperback edition.


Since I've noted relatively few references for this event in my
draft Chronology, I might as well cut and paste them all below
in case they are of interest to you (particularly since several
of the discussions of this incident are in the context of wider
discussions of deaths allegedly caused by UFOs):

Baker, Alan in his "Sci-Fi Channel: True Life Encounters: UFO
Sightings" (1997) at pages 127-130 (in Chapter 4) of the Orion
softcover edition.

Baker, Alan in his "Destination Earth" (1998) at pages 5-7 (in
the Introduction) of the Blandford softcover edition.

Blundell, Nigel in his "World's Most Amazing UFO Visits" (1996)
at pages 163-164 of the Select softcover edition.

Blundell, Nigel and Boar, Roger in their "The World's Greatest
UFO Mysteries" (1986) at pages 50-52 (in the chapter entitled
"Encounters of the Closest Kind") of the Octopus hardback
edition (with the same page numbering in the Hamlyn softcover
edition).

Cawthorne, Nigel in his "The World's Greatest Alien Abductions"
(1999) at pages 87-88 (in the chapter entitled "Abductions UK")
of the Hamlyn softcover edition.

Cawthorne, Nigel in "The World's Greatest Alien Abduction
Mysteries" (2001) at pages 113-114 (in the chapter entitled
"Abductions UK") of the Chancellor Press softcover edition.

Christopher, Paul in his "Alien Intervention" (1998) at page 21
(in Chapter 1) of the Huntington House softcover edition.

Mantle, Philip and Nagaitis, Carl in their "Without Consent"
(1994) at page 141 (in the unnumbered chapter entitled "Is it
all in the mind?", sub-section entitled "PC Alan Godfrey") of
the Ringpull hardback edition.

Owens, Andy in "Supernatural England" (2002) (edited by Betty
Puttick) at pages 241-246 (in the chapter entitled "Yorkshire",
in a section entitled "Close Encounters of a Deadly Kind")) of
the Countryside Books softcover edition.

Randles, Jenny and Hough, Peter in their "Death By Supernatural
Causes?" (1988) at pages 8 (in the Introduction), 114-141
(Chapter 5 generally) of the Grafton paperback edition.

Randles, Jenny in her "The UFO Conspiracy" (1987) at pages
153-154 (in Chapter 25) of the Barnes & Noble hardback edition.

Randles, Jenny in her "The Pennine UFO Mystery" (1983) at pages
15-23, 25-26, 25-26 (in Chapter 1), 87-88, 91-92, 93-94 (in
Chapter 7), 123 (in Chapter 10), 194-195 (in Chapter 14) of the
Granada paperback edition.


These references also discuss various alleged UFO sightings in
the area prior to the discovery of Mr Adamski's body (as well as
other theories concerning his death).

Probably the most famous incident in that area occured very
shortly thereafter - the alleged close encounter of Police
Constable ("PC") Alan Godfrey (stationed in Todmorden, West
Yorkshire) on 28 November 1980, during which he reportedly
interacted with a human-like figure called "Joseph", some robots
and a dog early in the morning (near the end of his night
shift). I'll stop short of including references for that
incident, since it is rather well known and discussed in a
rather long list of books.


Kind Regards,

Isaac Koi




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