February 3, 2014 - After spending so much time
writing and delving into my past, I have recalled almost all of the
memories surrounding the Wanaque incident. Only a synopsis of the
information was broadcast on 1/30/2014 and many details only came
into my recall later. Fuller details are on these web pages that I
use to store and re read and recall. I feel confident that I fully know what the incident
in Wanaque was about and what was done to me. For now, If there is
someone with experience, resources
and time to re investigate with me.
Me Privately Here -
I have done extensive research on UFO'S - WHY AND WHAT FOR? I have
started to put it together and would like to share it with a serious
investigator. Contact me and I will email you a link to the material
and my phone number. What happened to me at the Wanaque Reservoir in
New Jersey in 1967 caused me years of grief. Only recently have I
discovered what lay in my past memories. It also caused me to
research further and WHY are here.
January 23, 2014 - When I was talking to Linda Moulton Howe before
the Coast to Coast AM Radio Interview for January 30th, I was referring to my
original notes made in 1967. I mentioned that I had written in bold ink -
TRANSMISSION 3 LOUD BEEPS THEN WE LEFT. I told her I did not
remember that - or even shining a flashlight on the dark cloudy
objects, as I had also written on the page. It also appeared, from
my original notes, that over an hour of time was missing from the
time of the incident near the reservoir began and the time we left. For Wanaque New Jersey on July 4, 1967, it shows sunrise at 5:39 AM
Eastern Daylight Time. Linda mentioned that some people with "unusual experiences" have
opened up with new details dozens of years later. She suggested I
keep trying to recall any other details about the incident.
Links with sketches and
explanations of the original material are above. Approximately 3 hours after I returned to New York
City on 7/4/1967, I referred to the notes and drawings made at
the scene and typed my observations as they were fresh in my memory.
The only exact time was when I asked my brother
to check his watch 4:05AM EDT. Other times may be off by a
few minutes up until approximately 4:35am.
January 25th, 2014 while cleaning out my garage on a Saturday, I
pulled down a large cardboard box that was stored high up on a
shelf. It was there at least 20 years. It contained empty picture
frames and assorted paintings that I had forgotten about. When I
looked at two of the oil paintings from 1974 and 1975 I said to
myself, this may be another piece of the puzzle.
Part of the painting is on your left.
painting and other paintings and art are in the links above.
I thought I heard some movement and then immediately felt the presence of
something in the immediate woods to my left. My car was still
vibrating as the rumbling that seemed to come from in the reservoir
water which was only 20 feet away. At that time I did not
concentrate on the dark clouds that were about 200 feet away. I
thought I heard some movement and then immediately
felt the presence of
something in the immediate woods to my left. I DO NOT REMEMBER
TURNING MY HEAD - to the left. I felt paralyzed.
Fear took over and the
hair on my arms stood up. I vividly remember very slowly moving my right
hand to the ignition key. Then I started the car and floored the
accelerator. When I made the right turn on the bridge over the
reservoir I was going too fast and just missed the bridge
railing. I can still remember that 47 years later. That shook me up
further and I slowed down. I remember that it was just getting light
out. (The incidents began around 4:05AM - and ended approximately
around. 5:39 AM)
NOTE -My final drawing when I got home shows 2 dark objects - My
notes say "Transmission 3 loud beeps then we left" Till today, I don't
remember those specific loud beeps...but do remember the
high speed more code type transmissions from my AM radio which was
set below the audible stations.
Up until this day - I felt there was a craft under the
reservoir water - an alien presence in the woods to my left - and
we were blocking it's path to the craft that was making rumbling
sounds from under the reservoir water.
The small dark clouds that moved and stopped were connected to the
I MAY HAVE TURNED MY HEAD TO THE LEFT.
Till today and for over 47 years I can still visualize two deep
large dark eyes and a paralysis over my body. I have kept this
incident from the public for 47 years.
Before 7/4/1967 -
I had been to the Wanaque area on at least 10 other
times...sometimes with others but mostly alone.
The reason I kept
going back was because of the January 1966 photo I had seen in a
PHOTO ON YOUR LEFT -
It described a UFO a widely reported sighting of a UFO in
Wanaque New Jersey over the Reservoir. Witnesses claimed
that the bright wide oval object shone a beam of light at the frozen
waters of the reservoir leaving a large circular hole.
Dell Publishing in NY (now Bantam/Random House) received a series of
5 black and white photos after the Wanaque event claiming to be of
the craft and beam seen there. The submitter wished no
acknowledgement and did not seek any compensation. Dell published
the photos and, accompanying them, a very brief article in the 1967
issue of its publication. The negatives have not been seen (if
they exist) nor the identity of the photographer/s - Source>
It was only about a 45 minute drive from
NYC to Wanaque in Passaic County N.J. On the initial approximate 9
visits I saw nothing unusual. During those visits, I interviewed an
officer in the reservoir guard shack and some bartenders in various bar
and grills in the area. If anyone knew the talk in town it was them.
There had been many phony reports, including a missing Volkswagen.
The town was getting much attention and were being laughed at by
outsiders, so I was told. No one would come forward with a sighting
report, photos or hard evidence.
I typically drove around the reservoir and
then parked in a quiet cut off parking spot just off the road and about 20 feet from
Most times I would sit for hours on the car hood and look at the sky and
surroundings. There were no lights nearby to dim my pupils. The dark sky vividly revealed the stars and planets. At the time I was
an assistant in the news department at WNEW, a NYC radio station and was working my way up the
career ladder. I was interested in the UFO reports and
mass sightings but was somewhat of a skeptic. The only evidence
was usually photographs and some films. Some may have
been dishes or trash can lids flung into the sky - or doctored
films. But some might have be real. How do you truly determine that? Interviews
with witnesses were usually non offensive and sometimes the reporter
embellished the account to sell an article to a magazine or book.
Others may have not. Not many can seriously devote the time and
money to separate the
real accounts ...from the fanciful ..from the fraud? I decided to investigate
for my self during my free weekends. What better location than Wanaque,
less than an hour away and a few UFO reports seen by hundreds of
witnesses in the area, including the mayor and police.
Months after the Jan 1966 UFO report I began to investigate Wanaque
NJ in Passaic County area.
I talked with residents at local bar and grilles. Most disliked
reporters and were cold to any questions. When I would park and get
out of my car to look up at the sky. There were times when passing motorists would yell
out the window .. "see any UFO's" and laugh".
I interviewed the on duty reservoir cop. He asked not to be
recorded. He told me that he had no hard evidence like photos or recordings.
very comfortable talking with me in the privacy of the security
shack at the reservoir. He confirmed the event that was reported on
Jan 1966. I drove miles around the area in all directions. I visited
the Wanaque area at least 9 times other occasions over a one year
time frame ... until July 4th
I have yet to read any reports of rumblings in the water or
transmissions on the radio dial in connection with UFO's.
To make it brief...we (my brother and I) saw some moving and then
stationary objects in the night sky. We also saw appx 20ft wide clouds
moving up and down behind the pine trees in the area where we had
I also picked up and recorded fast beep like transmissions on my
car radio. (di di dit di dit di dididi)
I made a copy for my friend who knew a someone who knew morse code.
The beeps were repeated over and over for at least 10 minutes...in what
said was very high speed sounding code. I was told it could not
be fully and accurately deciphered. Electronic dots and dashes don't
necessarily mean they they can be deciphered in earth language. I
was told the results were (THIS IS DE Y X) (OR could it be
translated to) (T H IS IS DE Y X) assuming our alphabet was used.
P.S. It was during the transmissions that we saw the objects behind
the trees approximately 200 feet away (My notes that I made when I returned
home said, I shone my flashlight on the objects- Till today I do not
recall doing that). I heard the rumbling sound coming
from the reservoir about 20 feet away The rumbling made my car
vibrate slightly. It continued for over 10 minutes. (It was a
deep bass noise that sounded like MM MM MM MM over an over). It
could be heard inside and outside my car.
I thought I heard some
movement and then immediately felt the presence of
something in the immediate woods to my left. Fear took over and the
hair on my arms stood up. I remember very slowly moving my right
hand to the ignition key. Then I started the car and floored the
accelerator. When I made the right turn on the bridge over the
reservoir ... I think the car was only on two wheels ... I almost
hit the bridge railing. That shook me further and I slowed
down a little. I remember that is was just getting light out.
(The incidents began around 4:05AM - and ended approximately around 5:39AM. From
about 4:35 to 5:39 I still
cannot account for all time)
A few weeks later....I called the reservoir and asked unassuming
questions ..like how many times do they put on the pumps or motors
to circulate or test the reservoir water. I was told there were no
pumps or motors in that area. They test the water quality with
samples in vials every few weeks.
1966 reports said the beam from the object was melting the ice. Were they pulling out water for use.....Making
a hole to submerge (in front of witnesses?) ..or looking for something
UNDER the water??? I did a little research on Wanaque over the
years but there were not many reports or incidents except the 1966
I believe now that about an hour of time is missing.
I had read about the hypnosis done on Betty and Barney Hill and
contemplated contacting a similar Doctor about my case. I keep thinking about doing it.
At times I feel afraid of what might come out.
I have thought about that for over the years. When I felt the
presence I felt IT was looking into me and wanted me to turn my head
to look in it's dark black eyes to control me physically. I know my
experience was that real. It my subconscious is making it up
from books or news about UFO experiences. I also read a few books and
articles about the hypnotic process and it appears not the be infallible.
I feel (that the objects over the pine trees were coming to assist...the
rumbling immersed object in the water. We were in
the way of the "presence" that was on it's way to the craft in the
water. The transmissions and beeps were some sort of beacon or signal)
My notes written at the time say the incident started in the sky at
4:05am. I remember asking my brother to look at his watch and then
I wrote down the time. I drove the car to the parking spot and my
notes say at approximately 4:35am the rumblings were heard and I
felt the presence that paralyzed me.
I did not made a public report after it happened. I did not want to be called
a UFO KOOK. I basically kept it
to myself. However, my wife did not understand my passion for
searching for UFOs and the amount of time I spent away at Wanaque.
She filed for divorce. At the time in New York there was no such
thing as a no contest divorce. Her testimony in open court said, I
was unstable and looking for UFO's. A few people in the courtroom
made laughing sounds. I was locked out of our home and most of my
UFO files and the recording from Wanaque were immediately discarded
by my ex wife. Now you know the main reason that I wanted to erase
from my memory the Wanaque and UFO incidents.
The only time I revealed what happened to me in Wanaque was an
interview on Coast to Coast AM. Linda Moulton Howell contacted me
and after an hour conversation convinced me to have her record my
experience. It was aired on Coast January 2014. I did it for free
and hoped to assist others who were hesitant to come out with their
experiences. Originally the report was available to all. To my
dismay when I go to earth files NOW to see the report and recorded
interview at Linda Earth Files web site...there is now a membership