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Flatwoods Monster 55th Anniversary

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 07:43:32 -0400
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Subject: Flatwoods Monster 55th Anniversary

Source: The Beckley Register-Herald - West Virginia, USA


Published: May 28, 2007

UFO Buffs Plan Summer Summit In Charleston
By Mannix Porterfield
Register-Herald Reporter

Is the truth really out there?

For the answer to that and more questions that have persisted
after the landmark Roswell episode, make plans to attend a UFO
summit in late summer at Charleston's old Capitol Theater.

Billed as the Flatwoods Monster 55th Anniversary And A Flying
Saucer Extravaganza, the two-day event promises to be more than
the usual fare surrounding the issue.

Headlining the event will be author-illustrator Frank Feschino,
who penned "The Braxton County Monster: The Cover-Up of The
Flatwoods Monster," and has a follow-up book in publication,
titled "Shoot Them Down," detailing aerial combat he says was
waged in 1952 between U.S. aircraft and alien ships.

Joining Feschino will be world-renown UFO investigator Staton
Friedman, a nuclear physicist who took the lead in ferreting out
information on hold in the alleged government cover-up of the
Roswell incident in 1947.

Added to the mix will be Freddie May, an eyewitness to the
Braxton County's own special "monster."

Skeptics could be in for more than just a couple of days of

"I believe if you come to this show you'll see some hard
evidence," says promoter Larry Bailey, himself a believer that
alien spacecraft have been scoping out this planet for quite
some time.

"You're going to see some hard evidence. That's a promise.
That's not just promotional talk."

Bailey, who promotes a series of automotive shows, says his
belief in aliens has been reinforced since he began drawing up
plans for the Sept. 7-8 event, even though he has never actually
witnessed an unidentified flying object or anyone on board them.

Besides actual physical evidence, doubters often ask the
faithful why aliens with the intelligence to navigate craft
through the galaxy always pick a lonely wheat field in Kansas
for maneuvers, but never land in downtown Chicago or, say, the
Rose Garden at the White House to meet the leader of the free

"Maybe where they were coming from when they landed in Braxton
County in 1952, they were superior at that time," Bailey said.

Bailey says he cannot rule out the prospects of life on other,
unexplored and unknown planets, far beyond man's ability to
investigate, and that some inhabitants of other worlds have been
paying Earth some visits in recent decades.

"I can't say for sure," he said.

"I've never seen them. But being a believer of God, I think He's
the Supreme Being. How could this (earth) be the only thing? I'm
not closing the door on it. If it flew down in front of me, I
wouldn't say, 'Oh, my gosh, I couldn't believe that.' I would
say, 'that's proof, evidence, right there.'"

Friedman, likewise a believer, has taken his message on hundreds
of radio and television programs, among them, Nightline, Larry
King Live and Unsolved Mysteries, while preparing some 80 papers
and poring over records stashed in 20 government document

Based on nearly half a century of research after the 1947
incident in Roswell, N.M., the nuclear physicist is convinced
some UFOs are genuine, and that the government has been aware of
this since Roswell but covered up evidence in what he terms a
"cosmic Watergate" and considers the biggest event in a

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Roswell incident,
still a source of controversy amid growing suspicion the
military covered up the landing of a spacecraft and hid the hard
evidence =97 fragments of the ship and the bodies of tiny aliens.

In preparing his Braxton County book, Feschino invested 14 years
of research into the 12-foot oddity in Flatwoods. He plans to
present a 53-minute documentary on his findings, joined by May.

Bailey is anticipating a large turnout in the 660-seat theater
for the UFO summit.

"We're getting a lot of response from out of state," he said.
"The Midwest. Up in New England. It's really being pushed."

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