Yetis and Extraterrestrials?

Alert Government Book Talk reader Deb Christmas tipped me off to this document which, although not the kind of thing I usually discuss here, has a couple of things going for it. First, what’s not to like about an American diplomatic memo outlining the special procedures required by the Nepalese government for those engaged in yeti-hunting expeditions?  The diplomat involved may have wondered exactly how he wound up drafting such a memo, but I hope he derived some amusement from it. I also wonder how many intrepid explorers received this excellent advice prior to launching themselves into the high Himalayas. The other aspect of this little “Foreign Service Despatch”  that stimulated what pass as my thought processes is the juxtaposition of an official, rather bureaucratic Government memo regarding a subject widely considered to be…well…paranormal. Since this blog already has discussed the possibly occult nature of the mysterious Voynich Manuscript, how could I pass up the opportunity to delve into such enigmatic realms again?

This brings me to the U.S. Air Force’s 1997 The Roswell Report: Case Closed. This study, written by Air Force Captain James McAndrew, “was to determine if the U.S. Air Force, or any otherU.S. government agency, possessed information on the alleged crash and recovery of an extraterrestrial vehicle and its alien occupants nearRoswell,N.M. in July 1947.” The conclusion? “…the predecessor to the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army Air Forces, recovered debris from an Army Air Forces balloon-borne research project code named MOGUL. Records located describing research carried out under the MOGUL project, most of which were never classified (and publicly available) were collected, provided to GAO, and published in one volume for ease of access for the general public.”

Jim McAndrew, whom I met in the course of GPO’s printing and selling The Roswell Report: Case Closed, was a sincere and enthusiastic disbeliever in the much-hyped Area 51 stories that circulated then and now, but I’m afraid that his conclusions haven’t had much influence on those with a will to believe in extraterrestrials, UFOs, etc. I try to keep an open mind about these things, feeling that “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” Based on this well-documented study, though, I think the official version holds up pretty well. (Those anthropomorphic test dummies are pretty creepy looking…)

You can read The Roswell Report: Case Closed here or find it in a library. The yeti memo? Look here.  As far as is known, no yetis were shot at,  testifying to its effectiveness.

20 Responses to Yetis and Extraterrestrials?

  1. Merlin says:

    This is a topic that is near to my heart… Thank you! Where are yoour
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  2. Avni says:

    Great post about Voynich manuscript.The Voynich manuscript is an illustrated codex hand-written in an unknown writing system. The book has been carbon-dated to the early 15th century (1404–1438), and may have been composed in Northern Italy during the Italian Renaissance.Keep posting .


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  5. Mr Poudel says:

    Thank you for info. These books interest people from around the world.

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  6. caddy says:

    I appreciate the reading of The Roswell Report: Case Closed, has entertained me for a while


  7. nevskydy | frases de amor says:

    I do not believe in the existence of any of them. Still good to read a little of what the human imagination can give.
    Thanks for sharing


  8. Tania says:

    don’t you think more facts are needed to support the post. Anyways a good post
    thanks for the share


  9. Constipation Treatments says:

    Although this is a bit strange, its a good read… Anything about extra terrestrials is a plus! 😉


  10. Vestidos says:

    everything is related to the aliens I find very interesting and especially the Roswell case
    I appreciate the reading of The Roswell Report: Case Closed, has entertained me for a while


  11. Enrique says:

    Posiblemente y por lógica de comportamiento, la exposición de informes relacionados con culturas diferentes, tiene que depender del entendimiento y asimilación que exista en nuestras sociedades y formas de cultura.
    Por mi parte y ha causa de una demostración que presencie de una maniobra efectuada por un aparato,(llamemos DIFERENTE)
    por su forma y maneras de desplazarse, teniendo en cuenta que en los años 70 no se encontraba en el planeta una tecnología que pudiese desafiar la gravedad y mantener una nave estática a unos 100m del suelo sin producir ninguna clase de sonido y desde ese punto efectuar una aceleración.
    Estando de acuerdo en las formas de gestionar el conocimiento y
    sin que se me demuestre lo contrario, seguire creyendo que dicha tecnología no esta conseguida en nuestro planeta, si fuese así y por el tiempo transcurrido desde entonces ya se hubiese aplicado en los transportes aéreos.
    Con la confianza de que ya falta menos, para que nos demostremos entre todos que la desigualdad no lleva ha ninguna parte y que la principal base de la existencia humana debe ser el garantizar el futuro de las generaciones futuras.

    Un saludo E.Sanz



    todo depende que consideren normal y frecuente,, hace calor adentro de esos cerros no…


  13. Archie says:

    I’d like to see more reports concerning the meta-physical, paranormal, or ant-realist slant on sasquatches and yetis. There is some literature and reportage that connects these supposed “animals” to ufo visitation and abduction…a subject that some realist sites won’t touch.


  14. hunt says:

    I have read the The Roswell Report, Case Closed and it is a good book. Interesting read…


  15. Drako says:

    My, my…

    Each day that passes, GBT becomes more and more interesting …

    : )


  16. Jared W. Jarvi says:

    Thank you for the info, always look forward to enhance my own understanding of what we may or may not be dealing with in the material world. Also as one who’s grand parents went on several Big Foot investigations back in the 1960’s & 1970’s in the Pacific N.W. I look forward to going into your document with real interest. Peace


  17. Buck Nelson says:

    Thanks, I knew it all along.


  18. Mson Ripp says:

    Very interesting book on the Roswell incident. Thanks for making it available.


  19. Trajan Rom says:

    Always very interesting…I love your postings!


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