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The Barker Files (Part V): Highlights from Paul Dong's Classic UFO Casebook

on Fri, 11/06/2015 - 03:47

By Raymond A. Keller, II, Ph.D.

Illustration of the spiraling UFO flying over 12 Chinese provinces on 24 July 1981

In Paul Dong’s book, The Four Major Mysteries of Mainland China (Upper Saddle River, New Jersey:  Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1984), the paranormal researcher notes that in the ten-year period prior to the publication of his work, the Communist Chinese government had assiduously documented more than 30,000 UFO reports.  Here are some of the more intriguing UFO encounters explored in Dong’s investigations:

Soldier abducted

Autumn, 1975:  Two soldiers sight a huge, saucer-shaped object

The Barker Files (Part IV): UFOs Over the Middle Kingdom

on Sun, 10/04/2015 - 03:50

By Raymond A. Keller, II, Ph.D.

Artist's conception of typical "mothership

An intriguing article appeared in the December 1968 issue of Orbit:  The Journal of the Tyneside UFO Society (Vol. 8, No. 4), published quarterly in Newcastle upon Tyne in Great Britain.  Titled “Spacemen in Old Japan,” by W. R. Drake, a researcher of ancient and esoteric mysteries of the East, the excellent piece primarily dealt with possible extraterrestrial connections and interventions in feudal Japan.  But interestingly enough, there was a reference to a spectacular mothership sighting over ancient Chinese skies.

The Barker Files (Part II): The ET-China Connection

on Tue, 09/22/2015 - 05:47

By Raymond A. Keller, II, Ph.D.

Behind the “Bamboo Curtain”

1984 marked a significant year in the ever evolving United States policy toward the People’s Republic of China.  On 26 April1984, President Ronald Reagan arrived in China for a diplomatic meeting with Chinese President Li Xiannian. This was the second time a United States president had traveled to China.

The Barker Files (Part 1)

on Wed, 09/16/2015 - 23:18

The Collection

By Raymond A. Keller, II, Ph.D.

Gray R. Barker, Pioneer Ufologist, 1925-1984

It is the privilege of your author, Dr. Raymond A. Keller, a.k.a. the “Cosmic Ray,” to carry out UFO research in both the paranormal and personal files of the late Gray Roscoe Barker, a noted ufologist and writer from the early 1950s until his death in 1984.  Barker was best known for his book, They Knew Too Much about Flying Saucers (1956), which provided a description of fellow pioneer ufologist Albert K.