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Re: Grant Cameron's 'Mental Effects'

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Wed, 29 May 2013 08:47:40 -0500
Archived: Thu, 30 May 2013 15:13:04 -0400
Subject: Re: Grant Cameron's 'Mental Effects'


>From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Tue, 28 May 2013 12:07:18 -0700
>Subject: Re: Grant Cameron's 'Mental Effects'

>>From: Jason Gammon <boyinthemachine.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Tue, 28 May 2013 01:05:30 -0400 (EDT)
>>Subject: Grant Cameron's 'Mental Effects'

>>Does anyone have more info on Grant Cameron's views on the
>>'mental effects' with regard to UFOs?

>I don't know Grant's personal views on how it might work, but he
>does bring it up with regards to the Wilbert Smith Nov. 21, 1950
>memo. Besides saying the saucers are real, classified higher
>than the H-bomb, and a small group under Dr. Vannevar Bush were
>looking into their "modus operandi", also brings up the subject
>"mental phenomena" being investigated. Smith would also
>sometimes bring up being in mental contact with the "boys
>topside".

>Another "mental case" that Grant has looked into was that of
>Mrs. Francis Swan, a 1950s contactee, who said she was in mental
>contact with an alien named AFFA. I helped Grant dig up some
>obscure information on this, such as the 1954 orbiting satellite
>story that broke in the news in August 1954.

That's Frances (the female name), not Francis (the male
equivalent), Swan.

Mrs. Swan's psychic contacts gave rise to a fantastic legend
about UFOs over CIA headquarters.  The legend, which David
mentions, isn't true (or, more accurately, is wildly
exaggerated).  Nor is there any reason to believe Swan's aliens
existed outside her head.

Still, it's one of the more colorful episodes from the early
saucer contactee era. There is a comprehensive account of the
episode (along with a separate treatment of Wilbert Smith's
involvement with space communicants) in my UFO Encyclopedia, if
anyone wants to know more.


Jerry Clark




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