Date: Fri Aug 13 1993 10:55:00
From: SHEPPARD GORDON
Subj: Space People & Pyramids
Around the Valley
He asked, `What interest do space people have in pyramids?'
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
(All emphasis was in original article)
About 20 followers of Dr. Frank Stranges, friend of
extraterrestrials and gatherer of strange stories, were present at
the Van Nuys Towne Hall Friday evening for the monthly gathering of
the National Investigations Committee on UFOs.
The Van Nuys-based organization was founded by Stranges in 1964
to document encounters on Earth with those from beyond. In those
20-plus years, Stranges has compiled many firsthand accounts,
including a few of his own. These are contained in a library of
books, pamphlets and cassette tapes.
His titles include "SAUCERAMA: Unbelieveable stories of crashed
saucers and bodies. Govt secrecy and UFO photos. $4.50" and "MY
FRIEND FROM BEYOND EARTH: The story of an extraterrestrial (Val
Thor) and his friendship with the author. $4.50."
Stranges also publishes the UFO Journal. The spring issue
carried an article by him on "The Men in Black." These men, the
article said, are sent from somewhere to follow and harass people
who have made contact with aliens and try to tell the world about
it. A picture showed a Man in Black hiding in a doorway.
Stranges said the Men in Black are Lucifer's angels. He offered
this defense against them:
"If you have not as yet subscribed to the INTER-SPACE-LINK
CONFIDENTIAL NEWSLETTER, please write me WITHOUT FURTHER DELAY.
Therein you will read and know the secret of the RING OF FIRE. You
will be able to perform the sacred ceremony in the privacy of your
own home and you will NEVER AGAIN have to be subjected to the
forces of Evil. Send a S.A.S.E. Today."
A public announcement of Stranges' event on Friday called it a
space and science meeting.
But its style was more ministerial than scientific.
Stranges, a stout, gray-haired and gray-bearded man in a loose
gray suit, blue tie and white hop-sack shoes, stood at the front of
the small, brick meeting room off Victory Boulevard.
His flock sat still as he preached. Among them were several
single men, three middle-aged couples and two elderly women.
The topic was "The Conspiracy of Secrecy." Stranges said the FBI
and the CIA had tried everything to keep him quiet. One agent, he
said, even knocked at his door and asked him, " `Why don't you just
go on and preach the Gospel? There's millions of dollars to be made
"I said, `That's what I am doing. The Gospel means good news.' "
Stranges occasionally called for testimony from his flock by a
show of hands.
"How many of you believe you might see an alien creature but
won't tell anybody about it?" he asked at one point. About half the
people in the room raised their hands.
"I'd tell you," a middle-aged man said.
Stranges nodded. "You'd be picky. You'd be choosy. You'd have
anxiety," he said. "I wouldn't expect you to call 911."
He then gave some testimony of his own.
He described a Mrs. Gee, formerly employed at Wright-Patterson
Air Force Base in Ohio, who, he said, had told him she personally
recorded the collection at the base of more than 1,000 crates of
spacecraft debris "including the mutilated bodies of aliens."
Stranges said the latest documented visit occurred in the
Pacific Northwest in August.
"A UFO crashed, reason or reasons unknown, the whole side of the
ship was apparently one unit. It fell off. Three bodies were
recovered. One is still alive. The others they stuck with some kind
of needle. We don't know what was in this needle. But they died.
The other they didn't stick. He's still alive."
Next he asked who in the audience did not subscribe to the UFO
When several hands went up, he gave each person a complimentary
copy of the spring issue, the one with the story about Men in
Black. The September issue was on sale for $1.
Then he held up what he said was the secret diary of Adm.
William C. Byrd, first man to reach the North Pole. Stranges didn't
reveal what was in the diary, but he said it had just been
"I've got five of these left," he said. "You want a copy of it,
they're five bucks."
They sold quickly. Stranges' wife, who was sitting at the back,
collected the money.
Then Stranges held up a hard-cover book about a UFO encounter in
"These sold in the store for $10," he said. "You can have them
Next he held up a booklet made up of photocopied papers inside a
It was titled "The Piri Reis Maps." These famous maps, he said,
were drawn centuries ago and could only have been done by someone
looking down from above.
They cost $10. Several people thumbed through the book but chose
not to buy.
Stranges ended the program with a slide show.
He showed pictures of Jupiter, Saturn and the sun, citing
theories that all contain alien life. He showed slides of the
changing of the guard in East Berlin, where he interviewed a family
that saw a UFO. He showed slides of the pyramids of Mexico.
"Why are spacecraft making contact with people at this
particular place?" he asked. "What interest do space people have in
pyramids? Why are they meeting more people in these places now than
He didn't answer the questions.
Instead, he promised his flock that they were on the threshold
of a new world. He urged them not to become discouraged. He asked
them to pray.
His wife took their donations. And they left quietly.
And so it is recorded that, on Sept. 6, 1985, a Man in Gray made
brief contact with Earth in Van Nuys and several people paid to see it.
--- GOMail v1.2 [92-0207]
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