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Date: Wed, 17 May 1995 03:01:30 -0400
From: James Daugherty
Subject: Inst. for Study of Contack w/Non-Human Intelligence

Subject: ISCNI*Flash -- Vol. 1, No. 3 -- April 14, 1995

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ISCNI*Flash -- Vol. 1, No. 3 -- April 14, 1995
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ISCNI*Flash is the new bi-weekly electronic newsletter of ISCNI, The
Institute for the Study of Contact with Non-human Intelligence.

All readers of ISCNI*Flash are encouraged to visit ISCNI, which is located
within the Electronic University Network at America Online. Use keyword:
ISCNI, or keyword: UFO. Either keyword takes you directly to ISCNI from
anywhere in AOL.

You're receiving this issue of ISCNI*Flash for one of the following reasons:
because you've already visited the ISCNI Campus, sent us a Visitor notice,
posted a message to our public area, attended one of our public events, or
been in email contact with us; or because you've been recommended by a
friend; or because you show UFOs as an interest in your AOL member profile.
If you do not wish to receive this newsletter again, please see the notice at
the very end of this issue.

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Welcome to ISCNI*Flash. Highlights in this issue are:

o "COMMUNION" AUTHOR WHITLEY STRIEBER SPEAKS OUT
AFTER FIVE SILENT YEARS
ISCNI Sponsors Famed Author's First AOL Appearance
o ISCNI GETS LONG-AWAITED KEYWORDS
o AFRICAN CHILDREN REPORT CLOSE ENCOUNTER OF 3rd KIND
o RAELIAN MOVEMENT WANTS E.T. EMBASSEY IN JERUSALEM
o ISCNI EXTENDS "FIRST MONTH FREE" OFFER TO AUGUST 31
o "FREEDOM RIDGE," AREA 51 VIEWING SITE, NOW OFF LIMITS
o NEW ISCNI CLASS ON ALIEN TYPES AND COMMUNICATIONS

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"COMMUNION" AUTHOR WHITLEY STRIEBER SPEAKS OUT
AFTER FIVE SILENT YEARS

ISCNI SPONSORS FAMED AUTHOR'S FIRST AOL APPEARANCE

ISCNI is delighted to announce that world-famous author Whitley Strieber will
make a 90-minute guest appearance in AOL's Globe Auditorium on Tuesday, May
16, starting at 10pm Eastern Time (7pm Pacific). After brief introductory
remarks, Strieber will answer questions from the audience on all aspects of
his ongoing contact with beings he often calls "the visitors."

Strieber's first public presentation at AOL comes just prior to the
appearance of his new book, "Breakthrough," which is due at bookstores
nationwide on May 21.

Whitley Strieber is the author of "Communion" and "Transformation," books
about his encounters with apparent aliens. Strieber has never stopped
questioning the true nature of his encounters, which may be why his books
have been read by ten million people in the U.S. alone, and are the largest
selling books in history on this subject. Since the publication of
"Communion" in 1987, Strieber has received 140,000 letters from people
describing their own encounters.

For the past five years, he has been struggling to create something that
would shed some new light on the encounter experience. During that time, he
has maintained public silence. Now, he is breaking his silence; and on May
21, the results of his five-year effort will be published in a book called
"Breakthrough."

The heart of this book is a series of multiple-witness encounters in which
the witnesses are identified by name. It also contains proof that the
visitors are real, and new suggestions about the possible meaning of the
experience.

Whitley Strieber's live question-and-answer presentation on Tuesday, May 16,
is open to all AOL members. Don't miss this extraordinary event!

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ISCNI GETS LONG-AWAITED KEYWORDS

The Administrative Staff of ISCNI take great pleasure in announcing that we
have just acquired two new keywords. Now, finding ISCNI is easy and
instantaneous from anywhere in AOL. The keywords are ISCNI and UFO (UFOS also
works).

We wish to emphasize that our location on AOL remains as it has been, inside
the Continuing Education Department of the Electronic University Network. We
are very grateful to Dr. Steve Eskow, Sarah Blackmun and Rick Eckel of EUN
for assisting ISCNI in acquiring our new keywords.

To go directly to ISCNI from anywhere in AOL, simply use keyword ISCNI or
keyword UFO. It's never been easier to visit ISCNI.

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AFRICAN CHILDREN REPORT CLOSE ENCOUNTER OF THIRD KIND

[ISCNI*Flash thanks Sheldon Wernikoff for sending this story.]

The following is a preliminary report of a possible CE3 event at Ruwa,
Zimbabwe, in September, 1994. Full details of eyewitness accounts and soil
analyses of the alleged UFO landing site will be presented by Cynthia Hind at
the BUFORA Conference in Sheffield, England, in August.

THE CHILDREN OF ARIEL SCHOOL - Case No. #96. Ruwa, Zimbabwe
By Cynthia Hind
[Reproduced with permission]

On Friday, September 16, at approximately 10:15 a.m., 62 children from Ariel
School, a private primary school in Ruwa (about 20 km from Harare) were in
their playing field for the mid-morning break.
Suddenly, they saw three silver balls in the sky over the school. These
disappeared with a flash of light and then re-appeared elsewhere. This
happened three times and then they started to move down towards the school
with one of them landing (or hovering) over a section of rough ground made up
of trees, thorn bushes, and some brown-grey cut grass with bamboo shoots
sticking up out of the ground.
The children are not allowed in this area although it is adjacent to
their playing field and is not fenced off, because of snakes, spiders and
perhaps other harmful creatures. One can soon disappear from view while
walking here, and there is only one very rough track used by tractors in an
attempt to clear this area.
There is a line of electricity pylons and according to one boy, the
object followed along this line prior to landing. There is also some
controversy as to whether the object landed on the ground or hovered above
it.
On Tuesday, September 20, I went out to the school with a
BBC reporter and their television equipment, as well as my son and Gunter
Hofer, a young man who builds his own electrical equipment, (a Geiger
counter, a metal detector and a magnetometer), to try and see if the object
left any traces behind.
The headmaster of the school is Mr. Colin Mackie, who was most
co-operative, and although he had never been involved with UFOs or a believer
in them, said that he believed the children had seen what they said they saw.
I was able to interview about 10 or 12 older children and this was
recorded for BBC television.
One eyewitness, Barry D., said he had seen three objects flying over,
with flashing red lights. They disappeared, and reappeared almost
immediately, but somewhere else. This happened about three times. Then they
came and landed near some gum trees. Barry said the main one (object) was
about the size of his thumb nail held at arm's length.
The reports were similar although some children were more observant than
others. The consensus of opinion was that an object came down in the area
where they indicated, about 100 metres from where they were at the edge of
the school playing field. Then a small man (approx 1 metre in height)
appeared on top of the object. He walked a little way across the rough
ground, became aware of the children and disappeared. He, or someone very
like him, then re-appeared at the back of the object. The object took off
very rapidly and disappeared. The little man was dressed in a tight-fitting
black suit which was 'shiny' according to one observant girl (11 years of
age). He had a long scrawny neck and huge eyes like rugby balls. He had a
pale face with long black hair coming below his shoulders.
I had suggested to Mr. Mackie prior to visiting the school and before
the children had been interviewed, that he let the children draw what they
had seen and he now has about 30-40 drawings, some of which are very explicit
and clear, although some are rather vague. The childrens' ages vary from 5
or 6 to 12 years. I have 22 photocopies of the clearer drawings as Mr.
Mackie kindly allowed me to page through the pictures and choose those I
wanted. Most of the descriptions are similar, but some of the craft are very
obviously 'flying saucers', and I wonder how many of these children have had
access to the media. Others are crude but more or less in this saucer shape.
The children vary in cultures: there are black, white, coloured and
Asian children. One little girl said to me, 'I swear by every hair on my
head and the whole Bible that I am telling the truth.' I could see the
pleasure on her face when I told her that I believed her.
The smaller children from 5-7 years were very frightened at the time and
ran shouting, 'Help me, help me.' When the older children asked why they were
saying this, the reply was, 'He is coming to eat us.' I should think this
applied more to the black African children who have legends of "tokoloshies"
eating children.
Their teachers were in a meeting and did not come out. When I queried
the headmaster about this he said the children always shouted and yelled
during their playtime and no-one thought there was anything unusual going on.
The only other adult available at the time was one of the mothers who was
running the tuckshop. When the children came to call her, she did not
believe them and would not come out; she was not prepared to leave the
tuckshop with all the food and money.
Gunter and the men thoroughly examined the ground around where the
children had seen the object, but could get no reaction on the geiger counter
or any other equipment. If the object was hovering perhaps nothing would
show.
I walked, on my own, along the electricity pylons for quite a way,
caught up in thorn bushes, trampling blithely over snake holes and discarding
all caution. I found no place where some object could have landed and
pressed down the foliage. In fact, I should think the bamboo stumps would
have been a deterrent. The day was hot, around 33 C (91F).
Dr. John Mack was visiting Zimbabwe at the time of the event, and he
spent two days at Ariel School with the children. He also spoke to the
Headmaster, Colin Mackie, the teachers and some of the parents. John and his
fellow researcher, Dominique Callimanopulos, were able to get through to the
parents and teachers and convince them that even if they did not believe the
children, it was counter-productive to accuse them of lying. Listen and think
about what they were saying, he advised. His particular interest in child
psychiatry was also of great use during the questioning, and many former
hidden memories came to light.

Editor's Note: Cynthia Hind says further details of this unusual case will be
published in "UFO AFRINEWS No. 12." Send correspondence to:
Cynthia Hind
UFO AFRINEWS
P.O. Box MP 49
Harare
Zimbabwe

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RAELIAN MOVEMENT WANTS E.T. EMBASSEY IN JERUSALEM

JOHANNESBURG, March 30 (Reuter) - An embassy for extra- terrestrials should
be built near Jerusalem, according to a group of international ufologists
meeting in Johannesburg on Thursday, March 30.
"Extra-terrestials...will need a safe place to be so they have asked to
land in an embassy," said Swiss eye surgeon Francois Pithon, who says his
International Raelien Movement regularly communicates with aliens from other
planets.
He said Jerusalem was a natural choice for the alien mission because of
its historic links with Judaism and Christianity.
The ufologists said they saw several UFOs flying over Johannesburg on
Wednesday, the day before their first public meeting in the South African
commercial capital.

REUTER
95-03-30

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ISCNI EXTENDS "FIRST MONTH FREE" OFFER TO AUGUST 31

Due to the great success of ISCNI's "First Month Free" membership program,
we're extending this special offer to August 31, 1995. When you join ISCNI,
you get a full month free of charge to look into every aspect of our programs
and services. If you like what you see, just continue to participate and
we'll bill your credit card when your free month is up. If you find ISCNI
isn't for you, just send us a cancellation notice before your free month
expires, and we'll cancel your membership -- no charge, no questions asked.
It's that simple. We're happy to make this offer, because we've seen that
over 90% of the people who try ISCNI decide to continue their membership.

During your free month as an ISCNI member, you get the benefit of all ISCNI
campus services, including free access to classes in the ISCNI Academy, plus
the Forum Message Board, the News Center and the Institute Libraries. During
April, you can participate in Academy classes taught by nationally-known
researchers Linda Howe, Karla Turner and John Carpenter. In the Forum, you'll
find some amazing conversations, including Project CONTACT! -- where a group
of telepathic entities called "the Zetas" are answering hundreds of questions
posed by ISCNI members. And twice every week, the News Center updates you on
newsworthy CNI research, media coverage and more.

You can try ISCNI membership for a full month FREE if you act now. There's no
obligation. Just go to ISCNI (Keyword: ISCNI), open the Registration Form and
follow the easy instructions. We look forward to seeing you "on campus."

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"FREEDOM RIDGE," AREA 51 VIEWING SITE, NOW OFF LIMITS
Wide Area With View of Base Shut

>From the Las Vegas Review-Journal, April 11, 1995
By Susan Greene

[ISCNI*Flash thanks Glenda Stocks for forwarding this story.]

The Air Force has closed off 4,000 acres of formerly public land in Lincoln
County, including a remote hilltop used by aviation buffs and UFO aficionados
to observe the classified Area 51 air base.
Over the weekend, unidentified work crews quietly posted signs warning
hikers and motorists away from Freedom Ridge and nearby White Sides Mountain,
both offering unobstructed views of the base.
The move followed a decision Friday by the Interior Department to
transfer jurisdiction of the land from the Bureau of Land Management to the
Air Force until November 2001.
Also known as "Dreamland," "The Pig Farm" and "The Box," the Groom Lake
base is said to have been built in the early 1950s to test the Lockheed U-2
spy plane and other high-altitude, high-speed military aircraft, including
the SR-71 Blackbird and F-117A stealth fighter.
In October 1993, the Air Force asked Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt to
withdraw Freedom Ridge and White Sides Mountain from public lands, citing a
need to protect "the safe and secure operation" of the 3.5 million-acre
Nellis Air Force range complex.
"We identified this additional land as being needed to ensure the safety
and security of operations on the Nellis Range Complex," said Nellis
spokeswoman Kim Ransford in a prepared statement repeated by other Air Force
and Pentagon officials.
Military watchdogs believe the withdrawal is motivated by the Air
Force's desire to prevent the public from stealing even distant glimpses of
the base's hangars, barracks, antennae and runway.
The Air Force issued a statement last year acknowledging "an operating
location near Groom dry lake" but would not comment further.
During the more than two years he has lived near and monitored the base,
Rachel resident Glenn Campbell said he has "never seen anything from the
(Freedom Ridge) view point, never any UFOs or secret aircraft."
"I'm outraged that the land has been taken, but their tactics have
proven to do the opposite of what they intended. In taking Freedom Ridge,
they've actually called more attention to the base," said Campbell.
Campbell and his supporters say closing Freedom Ridge won't hinder their
push for greater government accountability at Groom Lake.
They also will now use Tikaboo Peak, 13 miles east of Freedom Ridge,
which -- with a telescope -- offers a clear view of the base.
"They can't take it all," Campbell said with a chuckle. "They just
can't take it all."

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NEW ISCNI CLASS ON ALIEN TYPES AND COMMUNICATIONS

ISCNI Faculty member John Carpenter will offer a new four-week course in the
ISCNI Academy starting Sunday, April 23. The course is called "Reported Alien
Types and Related Communications." All ISCNI members are welcome to
participate.
John describes the course as follows:
"As researchers we have found that subjects of abductions have been
dealing with more than one type of alien. Although first denied or
minimized, it has become clearer that patterns of alien types exist as
clearly in the data as any other repeating pattern of evidence. The
frequency of such reports depends on the freedom to report, to whom it is
reported, and apparently from what region of the world it derives. For
example, those researchers who deal with traumatized individuals find more
'little grays' in their caseload whereas 'contactees' may deal with more
human-appearing entities.
"We shall look at the different types of beings that are reported with a
measure of consistency and also consider what kinds of communications have
been noted for each -- if any. In this manner, we may be able to determine
if these groups are working either in constructive coordination or
oppositional ways. Is there a hierarchy? Is one group overseeing all
others? Are there good vs bad groups? Who is truthful? Who is deceptive? By
examining all of these questions in one class we may be able to get a broader
grasp of the whole alien mystery by considering all reported types and
possible agendas instead of just one simplified reason for any alien
intrusion."
According to the course outline, each week will be devoted to a
different alien group, including: "Tall and Short Grays," "Tall Blondes or
Nordics," "Reptilians," and "Praying Mantises et al." Typical messages or
communications attributed to each of these alien types will also be
discussed.

This class starts Sunday, April 23 at 8pm Eastern, 5pm Pacific time, and runs
four consecutive Sundays. Location to be announced. Space is limited. Please
pre-register as soon as possible by contacting ISCNIAcad. Check the Academy
Quad two days prior to the first class meeting for any additional
information, including class location.

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CLOSING REMINDER: We encourage you to take advantage of our First Month Free
Membership Offer, which has now been extended through August 31, 1995. Just
come to the ISCNI free area, fill out and email the Special Registration
Form, and you'll receive a free month to explore our campus. (Keyword: ISCNI,
and you'll be at the ISCNI free area, where you'll find the Registration
Form.)

We're looking forward to welcoming you to the ISCNI Campus soon!

Best regards,

Uschi Gerard
Vice-President, Admin.
& Communications

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