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    Here is the second book on the Bermuda Triangle, as I promised. I have to admit, I very nearly put it in the Goodwill donations bag. It is unlike Adi-Kent Thomas Jeffrey's book, The Bermuda Triangle, which offers very little speculation as to the cause of all the disasters that have taken place in this particular area of the Atlantic Ocean, at least until the very end, but simply tells us what happened. Nearly all the examples could be backed up by other sources.
    This book, however, reeks of "conspiracy theory." Even though I wholeheartedly believe we are infested with alien life on this planet, as anyone knows who reads my articles or knows me in person, I am a skeptic at heart, and unless I personally experience something, I question it, meaning of course that I personally am way too familiar with alien interference in my life.
    However, this book gets goofy, speaking of sea monsters and other phenomenon that leaves me doubtful. And add to that the fact that Smith himself openly admitted that he made up stuff—padded his writings on UFOs, to be more precise. But he is certainly more well known than Ms. Thomas Jeffrey, and has authored many books. He even has a Wikipedia page.
    As I did research, I found some information that perhaps mirrored, if not confirmed, what Smith wrote. But many of the ships—big ones that were mentioned—seem to be a figment of Smith's imagination. However, since there is often a drop of truth, even in lies, except for Trump's, which are absolute total bullshit most of the time, I decided to read it, at least to give me a jumping-off place that could possibly lead me to what I yearn to know, that being, where the hell are they and what are they doing, 'cause I KNOW they're here.
    I'm going to jump ahead a bit to the section on Columbus's voyages, and much of that can be backed up. I am not a fan of him or any of the other greedy Europeans that came to this land and slaughtered its rightful owners. They could have all perished, as far as I am concerned. And I am even less a fan of the Catholic Church, who was and still is into theft and plundering. Smith has lots of nasty things to say about both Columbus and Queen Isabella. Wikipedia is more lenient towards Isabella, but not Columbus, and it is true that he was arrested in America, and that he was brutal and greedy.
    There are a number of pages devoted to strange sightings by Columbus in the Bermuda Triangle, such as "strange bobbing lights." But he also supposedly reported seeing strange things on the islands, such as "men with dog's heads, people with tails, lions, elephants and tigers." . . . Oh—well. In my notes, I simply wrote, "lots of goofy stuff about Columbus," so we won't even go there. However, I did find an article of interest with some fascinating pictures. Food for thought.
Bermuda Triangle: Are ALIENS to blame for mysterious disappearances?
    There is also a chapter on "Sea Serpents and Maritime Monsters," which though undoubtedly exaggerated, could contain a modicum of truth. But probably not 60-by-40 foot turtles. We do know there are very strange animals living in the oceans, and to ancient people with little education, fantasy undoubtedly often triumphed over reality. Imagine someone seeing a giant squid or octopus for the first time. Here is an interesting scientific article called Ocean Mysteries.
    I wanted to see if the sources Smith quoted actually existed. (Yes, I questioned his credibility throughout the whole book.) He mentioned lots of magazines no longer in print, and yes I googled some of them. This one, The Wide World Magazine was real and it did print an article about the cargo ship, Tresco, and the crew's sighting of sea serpents: The "Sea-Serpent" of the Tresco.
    I read a little of the article, and wondered why Mr. Grey just happened to not have his camera on this trip, which he said he had carried on previous trips. And the one picture that is supposedly a "photo" certainly is a drawing. Hmm.
    The next chapter about underwater UFOs I found a bit more interesting, as there are some in "our" group who believe in ancient or even current civilizations at the center of the earth, and I will get to that later. I want to also point out that as I read, the question constantly in my mind was "What does this have to do with the Bermuda Triangle?" And the answer, more often than not was, "Absolutely Nothing." And so the title of this book is misleading. It is more a hodgepodge of alien conspiracy theories than anything else. OK, so I absolutely DO believe aliens are here, but they look like Trump. And Elon Musk. (Watch the movie, They Live, then put on those sunglasses.) I have to also mention that, yes, this was written in 1975, but the term "Flying Saucer," which, granted, was the term used back then, was beyond annoying.
    Anyways, Chapter Four begins with Ed Hyde, a UFO reporter, witnessing an "unusual object" breaking through 40 feet of ice and soaring away. There may be a bit of truth in that one, especially with the devastating things occurring now at both poles, chalked up to "Climate Change," but, I dunno. I chalk more of this stuff up to alien interference, as my regular readers well know.
    And I'm not the only one. Writers of "thriller" novels have set their stories in Antarctica, with the theme of political intrigue and secret intelligence, including my favorite book by one of my favorite authors, that being Dan Brown's Deception Point. I have a friend who is also a Dan Brown fan, and that is her favorite also, and it is not a "Robert Langdon" thriller, either. And I firmly believe that the CIA ABSOLUTELY knows about alien life on this planet NOW and for centuries.
    One of the other sources I googled was Dr. Ivan T. Sanderson, and his 1970 book, Invisible Residents. I was rather delighted to find that it was reissued in 2005, and has gotten fairly high ratings from both Amazon and Goodreads. I particularly recommend reading the Amazon reviews, as the first one was written by a military witness. Here are a couple other articles I found. The first one is from The Sun, in the UK, which may be similar to our American tabloids, I dunno. The second is from the Tampa Bay Times, with information from a Discovery Channel treasure hunter. And that one concerns the Bermuda Triangle. It is interesting how many of these witnesses to UFOs were military personnel. Hmm, again.
    There are just a few other points I want to touch upon before I end this review. The first is about the revolution in Cuba, when Castro took over. At the time, Smith was working with private detective Refro T. Hays investigating James Earl Ray and the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. It was then that Smith met Raymond Fernandez, a "Soldier of Fortune"—a refugee from Castro's Communist Cuba. He and others were running weapons to the rebels, financed by the CIA!! Ok, so that is a book in itself, but the part Smith was concerned with here was their story of one night coming through the Bermuda Triangle area in their little boat, when a disc—a UFO glowing red and blue, rose out of the water. Beneath it were two smaller discs. Their boat's motor lost power and a huge white light beamed down on them. One other crew member, along with Fernandez tried to re-start the motor, and kept his cool, but young Juan Garcia became very upset. They all began to get very prickly hot, and Garcia threw up. When the discs moved on, the engines started, and despite the great heat, they felt cool to the touch. It was Garcia who was haunted by the experience, and had dreams of, basically being shown the underground dwelling of these beings. Garcia agreed to a recorded interview under hypnosis, which Smith reprinted in the book. I could find nothing about any of these people or the experience, except for the fact that we all know the CIA financed the Cuban rebels. However, I did find this interesting piece. This one is from the U.K. also, the Express, speaking about Castro himself seeing a UFO during the Revolution.
    Smith spends a chapter on the ancient peoples of Central and South America. Now we know the civilizations such as the Maya produced art resembling astronauts. But Smith speaks mostly of "giants" that abducted people and did horrible things. I'm not really sure what his definition of "giant" is, but in one case he mentioned that they stood seven feet tall, which sounds more like a basketball player to me. But he did mention that some supposedly were twenty feet tall and that would indeed be giant. He also made the point that the Bible mentions giants, and I have mentioned that, too, especially in the Book of Enoch. And in one case, there is a story of an "angel" descending and killing off a tribe of brutal giants and he wonders if it was not really a being from space. Or, perhaps the giants were, too. The thing is, most of what he speaks of are things most of us think about, that have become part of the whole question of aliens and our own origin, that we are perhaps coming closer to answering. So not much of this was new materials, and the actual cases of lost boats or aircraft in the Bermuda Triangle were ones covered by Ms. Thomas Jeffrey, and are easily documented.
    One of the other popular beliefs that many of us have at least been open to their possibility is the "Hollow Earth" theory, and here is an article from Wikipedia. As Smith describes it, it sounds exactly like Edgar Rice Burroughs' Pellucidar series. HOWEVER. I suddenly found a missing link, that being why so many people believe that the "elites" have underground cities in which to escape when they destroy the rest of us. I want to point out that I do NOT believe they exist, nor do I believe the earth is hollow, although I would be open to believe it if I experienced something that made it more believable. But my point it, I think all these people that DO believe in these underground cities have probably subscribed to this theory and they swear it is true.
    Smith also covers the supposed Buddhist land of Shamballah, which is also in the underground of the earth accessed by caves and secret tunnels. I looked that one up on Wikipedia, too, and their descriptions sounds nothing like Smith's.
    Edgar Cayce made his way into this book, and of course, there is no doubt that he was the real thing because SO MUCH of what he predicted, and especially his medical diagnostics were absolutely dead right. Here is an article concerning Atlantis from the Edgar Cayce website. There is a quote I want to include that struck true for me, and it is from an interview with Smith and another psychic, Tenny Hale. She said that Cayce believed it was Arcturus that was the place one had to go to in order to leave this solar system. She says Cayce believed there would be a final battle, the Atlanteans against the evil ones.

If the good loses the battle again, said Cayce, they would find that the sons of Belial, or the evil guys, would fight them in space without a body but as souls. This, he said, would be difficult. He said that evil souls have already begun to hover over the earth and block the way to Arcturus so that souls dying are finding it hard to get through to other planes. They are being earth-bound.

    For those of you who read my articles, you will recognize that this is my belief, too, which is why it is SO important to win back the earth while we are HERE in a body. That is pretty much what the Pleiadians say, too, in Bringers of the Dawn. People that think they are going to die and Jesus will swoop down and take them to heaven so they don't have to deal with responsibility may have a surprise.
    The last point I want to mention is about the ancient Sumerians, and this really piqued my interest. Smith's section on these peoples is fascinating—how they went from uncivilized to civilized overnight, and were incredibly advanced in mathematics, astronomy, writing, and other areas. If you google "ancient Sumerians," you come up with boring and academic articles, but if you google "were the ancient Sumerians aliens," it gets much more interesting. Here is one article linking them to the Anunnaki.
    Anyways, while there is some interesting reading material here, a lot of it is a bunch of rubbish, so I can't really recommend this book. The much better one is The Bermuda Triangle, linked above.

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