Year: 1998

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Veteran Blatherphants may recall an issue of Blather from October 1997, titled 'Passports for Aliens', where I told of claims by various people concerning an alleged crash of an extraterrestrial craft in Co. Roscommon, Ireland. The supposed crash was said to have taken place in May 1996. I won't go as far as to revisit the entire tale here, but for those readers who may be unfamiliar with it, check out the original article. See also 'Watching the Skywatchers', where I mention the sudden interest that the Irish Centre for UFO Studies (ICUFOS) were showing in the Curlew mountains area of Roscommon. In short, there were rumours of a crash, the subsequent cordoning off of a large area of countryside by the army followed a great flocking to the scene by unnamed politicians, diplomats and U.S military personnel. I was not alone in putting forward the theory that that the...

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Via the wonderful reporters at Reuters, news comes to us of a meeting between an elderly Croatian farmer, Jako Vrancic, and four 'extra-terrestrials' earlier this month, close to the coastal town of Sibenik. Mr. Vrancic -- described as down-to-earth by his friends -- was working in a field, when an 'iron-shaped spacecraft' quietly landed beside him. Four wee child-sized creatures emerged, and conversed with Mr. V in a 'broken form of Croatian'. He offered them ham and dried figs, but they said they weren't hungry. CROATIAN? I have to admit, I'm a little bit riled by the title of the report: 'Aliens speak Croatian -- who'd have thought?'. Well, why wouldn't they? If they can speak English to people in the U.S., Great Britain, Ireland and other English speaking countries, or French to people in France, why shouldn't they speak Croatian? There would appear to be an assumption within our...

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The Connaught Telegraph of 14th January 1998 tells us that 'Eerie occurrences haunt Government buildings', in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Staff at local government offices have reported regular appearances of a 'ghost' clad in an Aran sweater and a hat with a downturned brim. The appearances are apparently linked to a building extension which is being constructed on land once owned by the infamous Lord Lucan, the 7th Earl of Lucan, a British aristocrat and professional gambler. He vanished on 7th November 1974, after apparently bungling a murder of his wife, and rather successfully dispatching his children's nanny, Sandra Rivett, at their London home. He has been declared 'financially dead', but his son, merchant banker Lord Bingham (29) insists that his father is dead with respect to peerage, as he wants to inherit the title, and a seat in the British House of Lords. There have been hundreds of unconfirmed sightings,...

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If there's so much as one heinous crime of which Blather is guilty, we would tentatively suggest that it's certainly not a case of us failing to keep a abreast of bizarre goings on. . . Last week (I vaguely recall it myself) Blather dished up a dissertation on a recent documentary on Princess Grace of Monaco and the Order of the Solar Temple. I ended the piece with mention of a security step-up in Switzerland, due to fears of Solar Temple activity escalating around the Winter Solstice. It looks like the Swiss police weren't the only ones keeping a close eye. On Thursday, January 8th 1998, Spanish police arrested 32 - some reports say 31 - people (including four girls, aged between six and 12, and a 10-year-old boy), at five houses in the capital of Tenerife, Santa Cruz. They were due to travel to the top of 3,718-metre...

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Happy New Year, and all that malarkey. Rejoice, for yet again, Armageddon hasn't taken place, the Great Flood II hasn't swept us away, asteroids haven't crashed into Dublin, and this Blatherskite is pretty healthy, not a sign of plague nor pestilence. Now, on with the show... oh please maestro, please... In last week's Blather, mention was made of a controversial documentary on the life of actress Grace Kelly, (High Noon, To Catch a Thief, Dial M For Murder, The Country Girl) a.k.a. Princess Grace of Monaco. Blather has thrown an eye over the 'Secret Lives' programme, shown on the British T.V.'s Channel 4 on Monday December 29th, and so for those who haven't seen it, or perhaps won't see it, here's the bones of the story. Apart from all the daft silhouettes of ritual, and irritating shots of incense burners swinging by candles, the documentary claims that the princess was...