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I’ve begun a new project. Not sure yet how I’ll end up doing this; interactive, as Nancy Birnes suggested, e-book, Kindle, self-publish, blog, pay per installment…so many options. I think, however, that it will be in a sort of journal format, fairly traditional in terms of publishing (e-book/Kindle/self, or through a publisher) with segments posted here at The Orange Orb.
So here it is, working title: Entering the Orb: A Couple’s Journey into Missing Time, Screen Memories and UFOs.
Jim and I have decided, spontaneously and independently of each other, to go through some kind of regression and retrieval process to find out what happened during our missing time experiences. We’ve agreed that we would not share what we found out about our own experiences until all the work has been done. We don’t know yet if we would see different people, or the same person. If we saw the same person, there’s the possibility that person would be unconsciously influenced by the both of us. Than again, maybe not.
A lot of this is absolutely trust based. How can we prove to others that we’re telling the truth when we say we won’t discuss with each other what’s been discovered, until it’s all done? We can’t.
There’s also a large issue of vulnerability here. Some possible causes for the missing time episodes are obvious — as in, oh my god they really were Reptilian Overlords. Other reasons concern memory. As you’ll see in my next post, Jim and I have very different memories of one of our missing time events. Clearly, one of us is wrong. So why the difference in memories? And if it turns out the cause for missing time isn’t UFO related, alien related or some other esoteric or metaphysical cause, then what, and why? Are we unstable? Did someone drug us? (If so, why, and that’s certainly scary on its own.) I could handle any of those, (I think) but what I don’t think I could handle is the possibly we made it all up. Unintentionally of course, but made up nonetheless. If that is so, why in the world would we do so? That in itself is intriguing.
I’m passing along the press release from OSS:
t’s said that Squatch’s love a frothy head. Wanna find out? Come on by the 2ND ANNUAL OREGON SASQUATCH SYMPOSIUM booth at this years SASQUATCH BREWFEST 2011 and meet BIG IKE. You can also get info on the Oregon’s finest SASQUATCH round-up being held in the shadow of the Three Sister’s Wilderness.
Also at the booth will be legenday Bigfoot researcher Cliff Barackman, star of this years new hit show on Animal Planet called FINDING BIGFOOT. Founder of the OSS 2011 and Researchers Toby Johnson and Criss Minnear will also be on hand for any Squatchy questions.
Great local beer, music, food and place to duck in out of the rain and hang with your local FRIEND OF THE FEET!!!!
MORE INFO and ways to get tickets…GO TO
My grandfather, William H. Galvani. He died in 1947 eight years before I was born, but I always felt as if I’d known him. He left Russia (Ukraine) as a young man (in part, escaping Jewish persecution) and was definitely an eclectic and esoteric person. Eccentric in many ways, some might say; driving a car made him nervous, he instead walked about town in black cape and hat, with walking stick. He was a scholar, a Buddhist, a Theosophist, (self-publishing a book on the subject), a vegetarian and president of the Oregon chapter of the Vegetarian Federal Union, mayor of Seaside, Oregon, a banker, a railroad surveyor, and a 32nd degree Mason. After his death, much of his personal library was donated to Oregon State University’s library in Corvallis. From the Wikipedia entry:
The library received a bequest of about 5,500 volumes valued at about $15,000 in December 1947 from William H. Galvani’s estate. This donation overtook that of McDonald to become the largest received by the library up to that time.
He was also a voice for peace:
From: Gaston, Joseph,”Portland,Oregon Its History and Builders.” Vol. 2.
Chicago and Portland, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1911. p. 717.
WILLIAM H. GALVANI
Honor and fame have come to William H. Galvani although all unsought. The
importance of the work that he has done and his intelligent discussion from the
platform and through the press of questions of vital import have naturally
placed him in the prominent position that he today occupies. He is indeed one of
the best known men of the northwest. Born in the land of the Czars he emigrated
to the United States when about eighteen years of age. It was in 1882 that he
arrived in New York city and after remaining there for about three months he
started for the great west, hoping to make Portland the center of his
activities. Upon his arrival here he entered the engineering service under Hans Thielsen, chief engineer of the Oregon Railway & Navigation Company and chief
supervising engineer of the western division of the Northern Pacific
With the exception of a brief period spent on his homestead in Washington
county and another brief period devoted to newspaper work, Mr. Galvani has
engaged successfully in engineering and through the intervening years has been
identified with the most important railway enterprises in Oregon Washington and
Idaho. He is today considered an authority on engineering problems and finds
ready solution for the intricate difficulties which constantly arise in this
connection. It may be truly said that few men are better known in the northwest
than he. This is largely due to his labors in connection with the location and
construction of the leading railways entering this section of the country. But
other things have also contributed to his fame. He has contributed largely to
the newspapers and magazines which have sought his services because of his
ability to speak authoritatively upon the subjects which he has treated. His
writings have included essays on various subjects and his public utterances have
included addresses before clubs and societies. Moreover he has been known as the
persistent champion of vegetarianism for more than twenty years.
His unqualified advocacy of universal peace, through international
arbitration has also contributed to his high standing, and in May, 1909, he was
appointed by Governor Benson to represent Oregon at the National Peace Congress
held in Chicago. He is also a Mason of high standing, having attained the
position of potentate of Al Kader Temple of the Mystic Shrine.
Mr. Galvani has recently resigned his position as engineer for the Oregon
Electric Railway Company and accepted a more important engineering post with the
Pacific Power & Light Company and the Walla Walla Valley Railway Company. His
labors have contributed toward the development and upbuilding of various parts
of the northwest. He has a thorough understanding of the prevailing conditions
in the northwest as well as of the scientific principles which underlie his
labors, including the practical work of his profession, and his ability has
enabled him to far outdistance many competitors. He has long since occupied a
position of affluence and eminence.
Submitted to the Oregon Bios. Project in January 2009 by Diana Smith. Submitter
has no additional information about the person(s) or family mentioned above.
Source: Oregon Bio Project
I have a few photographs but need to retrieve them from the pile of boxes in the front closet; when I do, I’ll post them here.
Mike Clelland of hidden experience posted the audio interview from awhile back, thanks Mike! In that interview, I talk about a strange experience I had involving a cone of light while discussing Bigfoot and Stan Johnson. Johnson was a so-called “Bigfoot contactee” though I dislike that term, who lived in Sutherlin, Oregon. Johnson had many encounters with a Sasquatch family and UFOs.
conversation with Regan Lee
Local paper, Register Guard, has an article about Bigfoot. Human interest type columnist Bob Welch reports on Toby Johnson, local resident and the man behind the Oregon Sasquatch Symposium, and an upcoming talk with Thom Powell on the University of Oregon campus Nov. 3rd. And, it’s free! I’ll do my best to be there!
Here’s the link to the article.
Welch ends his column with “do you believe in Bigfoot” and an email address if you want to comment. I remember a column he wrote a good ten years ago or more, where he made outright nasty fun of Bigfoot “believers” — pretty astounding, I remember. I guess he’s mellowed somewhat.
Refreshing to see at least something about the anomalous, and with not much mockery, in the mainstream, local media. UFO reports, etc. have pretty much disappeared since 9/11.
It would have been nice if Welch had mentioned Autumn Williams; he mentions “Enoch” in reference to a poster of Enoch hanging in the pizza place where the interview took place, but no credit given to Autumn.
Ida wrote several books about her experiences with channeled ETs and entities, UFO sightings, and most recently, her contributions to My Brother is a Hairy Man, with co-author Lee Trippet about UFO/paranormal Bigfoot encouters.
Ida lived here in Oregon. I never did get the opportunity to meet her, though I did receive a nice eamil from her a few years ago. I have loved her books and in fact, had just finsihed reading her Project Earth a couple of weeks ago.
I always felt that Ida was a brave woman for being so open about her experiences and her philosophies.
Here’s something about Ida from UFO Experiences blog:
In 1940 Ida May Kannenberg met a UFO while traveling through the desert outside Los Angeles. She was tricked into thinking her help was needed and as she thought she was giving blood they were putting implants into her body. She met some of the people she’d later be taking psychic dictation from but forgot all about them when the voices began in 1968.
Ida’s communicators are time travelers from the time of Atlantis and a being from the beginning of time on Earth (Thoth). Her closest collaborator, or “live-in companion”, was Hweig, now deceased, who was the child of a time traveler and a Russian of royal birth.
Since then, Ida has gone from nearly being driven mad by them to becoming the most organized and systematic thinker and writer on UFO and psychic events. Although Ida never takes what they tell her at face value, her experiences with them during the last 37 years have made her extremely interesting and knowledgeable. At 90 she is the Sybil and Jung of this era of UFOs and abductions by aliens.
I referenced Ida in an article on another Oregon contactee I wrote about for my Trickster’s Realm column on BoA. (Psychic Communications with Aliens and UFOs: More Oregon Tales.) In writing about “Jane,” a woman I met many years ago and who had her own UFO and abduction experiences in, among other places, the Gold Hill area, “Jane” refers to Ida Kanneberg:
Jane quotes Oregon UFO author Ida Kannenberg’s UFOs and the Psychic Factor to help explain her ideas about her interactions with aliens. For example, Jane refers to page 187 of Kanneberg’s book, where Kannenberg points out some of the ways extraterrestrials interact with us:
Hallucinatory craft and occupants due to hypnosis of the contactees … craft/personalities are unseen, but their presence detected. These are psychic manifestations … remote contact by telepathy …Ida Kannenberg
Ida Kannenberg has been in contact with alien entities since the nineteen seventies, These communications involve both aliens, as in ET, and Bigfoot. In the book My Brother is a Hairy Man, which she co-authored with Bigfoot researcher Lee Trippet, she writes that, during a conversation with Lee in the beginning stages of the book, and Ida’s potential involvement, (for she was unsure due to her unfamiliarity with the topic of Bigfoot) a psychic communication came through:
Just about there a telepathic voice broke into our discussion to give us some specific directions. I have been steadily interacting with such voices since 1977. This was a new one. He introduced himself as Maez, the head of the Council that monitors Bigfoot. From the planet Arcturus yet! That would explain the UFOs that have been seen in the vicinity of our subject.
I am grateful for Ida’s willingness to share her many experiences with the rest of us; and thankfully, her gifts continue to intrigue us, as well as inspire us, in her writings.
This by way of Cliff Barackman,’s North American Bigfoot on Bigfoot author Thom Powell (The Locals.) Thom has written an article on offensive geographical place names in Oregon (a hot topic here) and a possible connection “between the word “squaw” and sasquatches.” Both Cliff and Thom were speakers at the Oregon Sasquatch Symposium in June.
The coastal town of Florence in Oregon has its Elvis brush with fame:
Elvis enjoyed the small town atmosphere of Florence back in the day’
All fans here in Oregon would be remiss if we did not acknowledge this 75th anniversary of Elvis’s birth this year and, sadly, his passing on Aug. 16, 1977,” said Dave Masko, coordinator for the special Elvis tribute at the Florence Events Center on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010.
Elvis Aaron Presley was born on Jan. 8, 1935 and was the most popular American singers of the 20th century. A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name ELVIS. He is often referred to as the “King of Rock and Roll” or simply “the King.”
“Another reason why I and other fans want to produce this special Elvis tribute event here in Florence is Elvis often visited Oregon and even said he liked ‘Florence very much,’ “explained Masko of the last time the King visited Florence after a Nov. 26, 1976, Portland concert.
“There are a lot of stories we’ve heard about Elvis’s last Oregon concert tour that took place just a year before his death. One story has him walking the Florence beaches after his Portland concert to ‘clear his head,’ after a long tour,” Masko explained.
In addition, Elvis’s close friend Red West said in a TV interview at the time “how Elvis enjoyed the small town atmosphere of Florence back in the day.”
And I had my own brush with Elvis, as I recently wrote about for UFO Mystic: My Claim to UFO-Hollywood Fame.