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The Warminster Mystery

“UFO at speed over Warminster.  Picture taken by ex-RAF bomber crewman and airborne fighter, Bob Strong, at 7:12 a.m. on 24 October, 1966.”

The books of UK reporter Arthur Shuttlewood (1920-1996) provide insights on the topic of unidentified flying objects and human contact with people from beyond our earthly realm, a subject  considered in previous blog articles about Orfeo Angelucci, Truman Bethurum and Daniel Fry, among others.  Shuttlewood’s first book The Warminster Mystery (1967) chronicles momentous experiences as he began to overcome great trepidation.  Formerly a policeman, Grenadier Guards NCO and a Warminster Urban Councillor, Shuttlewood was a reporter for the weekly newspaper The Warminster Journal on Christmas Day of 1964 when—as he recalled in a later book—”violent vibrations of unearthly quality . . . formed an unusual introduction to startling glimpses of spectacular spacecraft . . .”
He began working long hours to collect testimonials about local sightings of UFOs.  The events described in The Warminster Mystery book occurred through April 1966.  The phenomena came to be nicknamed ‘the Thing’ throughout the community.  Shuttlewood explained: “Never having heard of Flying Saucers or UFOs, the majority of Warminster witnesses early on insisted, when interviewed by the author in his capacity as a journalist, on calling the phenomena ‘Things.'”
He observed about his predicament of reporting about “the Thing, still prolific and unceasing in its acrobatics” at the time The Warminster Mystery was published: “It has raised more beads of sweat on my brow than all other news stories I have handled strung together.”  He admitted, “I was myself most unwilling to believe in the Thing.  I had to see before I believed.”
Accounts of the Thing progressed from “sound and pressure waves pronging downward with barbed intensity” to sightings of “the glowing cigar with its mauve-red tendrils” and eventually “several discs were seen that spun silently in daytime flight.”  Sights in the night sky encompassed “clusters of white lights, orange, red, blue and even green-tinged orbs of fire crossing the heavens.”
A 1965 anecdote told to Shuttlewood by a mother was among the events that compelled him to consider the scope of the Thing phenomena.  The woman’s three children were playing one evening by a stream when “blasts of wind pressure” swept them off their feet, sending three-year-old Susan sprawling over the brink of the brook when “unseen hands plucked her free just in time.  With great gentleness, they lifted the stunned mite from the watery deep and bodily hoisted her up to the safety of the footpath . . . There was obviously a thinking intelligence, compassionate, behind its closed doors and portals . . . to have saved the life of a little Earthgirl at its mercy on that May evening.”

From that time the appearance of the Thing had my sympathy.  No mere mechanical or electrical robotism made it tick.  Was the benevolent spirit of Godliness behind it?  Surely the question, not posed facetiously, is not irrelevant.

Witnesses to the Warminster UFO phenomena reported stalled vehicle engines, halted wrist-watches and feeling alternating currents of heat and cold.  In September Shuttlewood, himself, observed “a colossal cigar-shaped spacecraft” and unsuccessfully attempted to film it with his movie camera.

I trained the camera on this gliding giant and felt the mechanism jump uncontrollably in my hands, needling pains shooting up my left arm and left side of my face which were exposed to the  phenomenon.

I have never suffered from a nervous tic.  Yet my face began twitching and my eye watering, as soon as I watched the cigar craft sail leftwards.  In fact, my left hand and wrist, also the left side of my face, were partially paralyzed by rays which it must have thrown out to thwart my camera.  This paralysis wore off fairly rapidly, although I was typing for two days with fingers of my right hand only.  And my left eyes persisted in watering for over eight weeks, the eyelid being sore and inflamed.

Yet my wristwatch had stopped—and has not kept good time since; the first occasion it has done this in three years.

Shuttlewood described other events that indicated the Warminster mystery encompassed phenomena that occurred not only in the sky.

At 2.35 one March morning I stood by the trees, eyes raised towards the starless sky.  The first sound came from close at hand, near a barn.  It was a heavy footstep.  I walked to the building—no one was in or around it; yet the sound was repeated several times, as though someone was walking in front of me and away from me.  I hurried to catch it up, whereupon it changed direction and I heard a shrill cackle of a laugh that chilled my spine.  For a moment I was rooted to the spot; then, fear of the unknown overcoming me, I fled down to the road, twisting my ankle as I did so yet not heeding the sharp twinge of pain.  Normally, I am not nervous: on the hilltop I was scared silly!

 This is the photo of Arthur Shuttlewood, at left, that appears in The Warminster Mystery.  He was “pointing out the spot where a UFO was sighted” for the Marquis of Bath.

Shuttlewood noted Anthony Brooke’s interest in the details of the most challenging incidents among Shuttlewood’s experiences.

I told him of fairly obvious hoax calls I have received late at night on the phone.  From Traellison, female queen of a planet (which she terms cantel) called Aenstria; from Caellsan, commander of Spacecraft No. 6; and from Selorik, English interpreter for Aenstria.  Although these calls unnerved my wife, who thought Russian agents were responsible, but which I took to  be the work of slow-witted imbeciles, I took them down in shorthand and rapidly relayed their contents to my Ministry friend.  Mr. Brooke took them seriously, especially Caellsan’s warning that “You Earth people are in danger of igniting your cantel from end to end, and in danger of destroying not only the creative system of your own cantel, and solar system, but also endangering ours.  For remember—the light from the suns shines upon us all!”

Shuttlewood revealed that “these three strangers” spoke to him for hours on the phone during a seven-week period in September and October 1965.

After the final call on 30th October, I dismissed the calls as definite hoaxes.  But Mr. Brooke did not dismiss them so lightly.  He imagined I had probably made genuine contact with space brothers from other aerial continents.

Shuttlewood’s reaction to such amazing circumstances revealed that a journalist can be ambivalent about his research when dealing with news that could result with an expected critical response.  An Appendix of The Warminster Mystery presents Shuttlewood’s recollections of more than a dozen calls from the envoys of the ‘cantel’ Aenstria.

. . . after ponderous thought, I eventually accepted them as sensible (as opposed to lunatic) ravings that found a sympathetic ear on a lighted landing.  But I discounted sentiments which would make me look foolish if trying to persuade responsible editors to publish them.

Caellsan’s voice was described by Shuttlewood as having little expression and “without any trace of accent.”  Caellsan’s commentary included:

“We ask you to help us put this important message before your cantel councils.  We wish them to think again over their supreme follies, although we cannot force them to our will.  Our beloved Traellison, Queen of Aenstria, cannot commit such power of decisions to our hands, and the Universal Spirit of Truth — whom your Earth peoples call God — banishes compulsion from our minds and hearts.” Caellsan warned strongly against harmful types of scientific and military experiment.  On the threshold of the nuclear age, Man could so easily topple headlong over the verge of safety into utter oblivion, from sanity to suicidal madness.  The envelope of our Earth cantel would, if we did not exert great care, ignite from end to end in a blazing inferno. This would surely destroy the creative system of our cantel; it could create upheaval throughout our entire solar system; and even adversely affect his own cantel of Aenstria by its outward repercussions.  For the atmosphere beyond our cantel is desperately thin, he revealed.  Earth scientists and astronomers, physicists and geologists, have as yet only incomplete knowledge of the immense universe opening out from all around their cantel. Selorik, who described himself as the English interpreter for Aenstria, had a high-pitched voice, soft and musical to the ear.  He sounded much younger than Caellsan, who was a senior spacecraft commander.  Selorik concerned himself, chiefly, with personal messages from his beloved Traellison.  From his sometimes agitated tones, it was obvious that he, too, felt anxiety over the things that worried her. She was perturbed over excess radiation in our skies; about the long-term effects of this in the way of mutations and grossly disfigured humanity on cantel Earth, both in and out of the womb; of man gradually poisoning himself and his kind by wrong chemical applications to the soil; by disease that would spread in future if potentially dangerous and malignant deposits are made in water or on seabeds by careless custodians of our communal safety. I was told that possible threats to our water supplies were uppermost in the minds of Aenstrians.  Apart from via the atmosphere, water crews were already engaged in exhaustive testing missions in this direction.  They are carrying out urgent remedial work, ready to salvage harmful piles of waste atomic products from seabeds and take them away for aerial neutralising if and when found.  It was emphasised that Aenstrians passed through these fretful stages of evolution many thousands of years ago, so they are only too cognizant of the tremendous dangers attendant upon them.

The circumstances described by Shuttlewood make it evident that the quotations of the Aenstrians are not word-for-word accurate.  In the following passage quoting Selorik, the first statement seems tangential in context with the others.

“We have made your earth town our base.  You must tell your people not to be alarmed.  We are not here to hurt them.  They must learn to know us.  And you, dear Shuttlewood, no matter where you go or seek to hide from us, we shall be also.  We have important work to do and you must not try to escape your responsibility either.  You may be certain we shall meet many times.”

Shuttlewood wrote in The Warminster Mystery “I leave it to the judgment of readers to decide whether the substance of these messages rings a responsive bell in human hearts and minds” and that “until the Thing crews confront me in the flesh, I shall not alter my strong-minded view that those odd calls were nothing more than leg-pulling by someone with a distorted sense of humour!”  This perspective would change as chronicled in his following book Warnings From Flying Friends (1968) with further contacts by the Aenstrians.  Shuttlewood’s sensibilities altered from those of a skeptical journalist to those of a chronicler of evolutionary events that he realized could bring others an expanded awareness of life.  He entitled his third book UFOs — Key to the New Age, published in 1971.
There is a You Tube documentary video available for viewing entitled “Interesting Old Video — The Warminster Thing . . .”  As I began watching it, there were inserts of newspaper clippings and one featured the quote “This Thing Is Not Treated Seriously” with the by-line noticeable: “By Peter Hiscocks.”  Also shown is that an early article in The Warminster Journal was entitled “Bell Hill Mystery.”  Unfortunately, the documentary narration soon turned blatantly glib and mocking.  A brief clip of Arthur Shuttlewood was intercut with a momentary insert of him gesticulating while describing something.  This technique was obviously intended to create a chaotic impression in relation to Shuttlewood among unanalytical viewers.  I soon stopped watching the video.  One can find more considerate and detailed information in the six books by Arthur Shuttlewood chronicling the astonishing local events.
Considering Earth’s current environmental and social challenges resulting from our world’s present economic systems, the human race remains very much in need of the warnings from Queen Traellison.  Her commentary quoted by Shuttlewood included, “. . . the eyes and minds of many are clouded by misapprehension and lack of true understanding as to the prime purpose in life.  We are all children and living parts of the great Creator, the Living Force who controls every single particle of the universe, human or inanimate.”
Shuttlewood’s description of Queen Traellison having a “strangely sweet, sing-song voice” correlates with Truman Bethurum’s reports of “the lady space captain Aura Rhanes” and her “sweet, high-pitched voice” in Aboard a Flying Saucer (1954).   Bethurum also reported that his trips aboard a flying saucer left pocket watches in a “useless condition.”  The Foreword of Bethurum’s book The Voice of the Planet Clarion (circa 1957) divulged:

Captain Aura told him to write down the visits and what was said, in the manner in which she spoke.  Upon his return home, after the second visit, he took his pen and started to concentrate.  To his surprise, the words flowed from the pen, as if Aura, herself, had hold of it.  The following pages are the result.

Here are some stanzas from The Voice of the Planet Clarion that offer examples of Captain Aura’s sentiments.  She seemingly could be cousins with Queen Traellison.

“You asked of our great problem. It was to control magnetical force. You know that we have solved it, Both pro and anti, of course!” “Your deserts and plains could be transformed overnight, To a place, that from heaven, would look plenty bright! The money you spend every year for a War, Would bring water in, if need be, from afar.” Then her sweet voice rang out, “You know, here we are!” I recognized it as Aura Rhanes, My friend from another planet or star.

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Ancient Astronomical Code Found on Alien Mountain in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, a team of astrobiologists and exogeologists led by Dr. Aravinda Ravibhanu Sumanaratna, while examining the famous “mountain of aliens”, discovered forgotten and previously unknown ancient petroglyphs, which, according to researchers, are closely related to astronomy.

 Photo: CCF-Polonnaruwa / EASL
Photo: CCF-Polonnaruwa / EASL

Scientists have already published their report in a specialized journal entitled “Encoding on Mount Danigala in Sri Lanka”, and Ancient Origins briefly tells about the discovery.

In a letter to this publication, Dr. Sumanaratna of the South Asian Research Department of Astrobiology and Earth Sciences writes that his team was the first to discover petroglyphs associated with Neolithic humans in Sri Lanka.

The discovery was made in the caves of Mount Danigala, which is revered as a sacred site. In the world, it is better known as the “Alien Mountain”, since it was allegedly observed over it many times by UFOs. For scientists, this mountain is of great interest, since petroglyphs have been found in its depths before.

In the new study, the team describes both previously unknown petroglyphs and engravings found in the 19th century by British officer Fossett. However, scientists have forgotten about them for more than a century. The petroglyphs are located in Edakkal Cave on the western slope of the mountain. Overall, they are comparable to other similar archaeological sites in Sri Lanka.

Ancient authors engraved both geometric patterns and primitive images of people with weapons in their hands, animals and plants. The drawings are tentatively dated 5500-4500 BC. Scientists point out that this is the first time that “special types of symbols” were linked to each other.

They write that in the cave almost all the available space was covered with petroglyphs. The largest of them are 7.5 meters long and five meters high. Researchers believe that some randomly carved sets of geometric symbols are in fact an ancient “glue code” representing the “lost astronomical counting system.”

However, this is just a hypothesis, and it is possible that it was put forward to attract tourists to this region. Nevertheless, the work deserves attention if only because the petroglyphs of Mount Danigala are still poorly understood. Given the practice of other ancient peoples around the world, some of these images may indeed have astronomical connotations.

Note that there is still debate in the scientific community regarding the period of settlement of Sri Lanka. Recent discoveries indicate that humans may have arrived here about 300,000 years ago. Some believe that this could have happened 500 thousand years ago. However, the age of the oldest human site found near the Danigala Mountain is about 125 thousand years.

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David Fravor, a Former US military pilot spoke about the encounter with a UFO

Former US Navy fighter pilot David Fravor said he saw a UFO in 2004. He told Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researcher Lex Friedman what a flying object looks like.

Fravor stated that he and his colleagues saw an object resembling a tick-tock shape on a clear day. Then they carried out a monitoring mission in the region, where they had previously recorded anomalies.

“I saw lights in the sky and they went out,” the pilot said. The words of the ex-military were broadcast by Fox News.

When the military tried to catch up with the alleged UFO, it disappeared. According to the former pilot, the object was behaving aggressively. It disappeared, changed altitude and blocked the radar.

“This is technically an act of aggression,” added Fravor.

Earlier, the US Department of Defense created a working group to investigate unidentified flying objects. The Pentagon has repeatedly reported that it has spotted UFOs. For example, in April 2020, the agency published several videos showing small drones moving at a fairly high speed.

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Prince of Liechtenstein: How one of the richest rulers in the world launches millions to search for UFOs

Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein. Keystone / Gian Ehrenzeller

The Prince of Liechtenstein is considered one of the richest rulers in the world. His family’s fortune exceeds $ 7.6 billion, and his personal fortune is $ 4 billion. And this despite the fact that during the Second World War, his relatives lost almost 90 percent of their possessions around the world. 

The monarch tries to live modestly and help his subjects: he repairs roads at his own expense and annually opens the doors of his castle, inviting people to breakfast. He also spends hundreds of thousands of dollars on UFO research. 


“The prince of Liechtenstein, Hans-Adam II, lives in a castle located on a rock in the Alpine principality. This castle bears his name. 38 thousand subjects call the monarch “Your Grace”, he owns a collection of masterpieces of the Renaissance, he owns two palaces in Vienna. According to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index , he is included in the list of the 500 richest people in the world,” Bloomberg describes the European ruler.

The princely family of one of the smallest states in Europe is truly fabulously rich. The ruling dynasty owns the private bank LGT Group, founded in 1920, and other types of business: agricultural and forestry in Lower Austria and Styria, energy and wine. Hans-Adam is personally involved in winemaking, however, his vineyard is quite small – only four hectares, where on average about 10 thousand liters of wine are produced per year.

Ballroom of 165 square meters at the Royal City Palace in Vienna
Ballroom of 165 square meters at the Royal City Palace in Vienna
The Princely Collections, Vaduz – Vienna

In addition, the ruling dynasty has a lot of real estate. The exact number of castles and residences is carefully hidden from the public, but only according to official data, the prince and his family have at least ten castles and palaces. Some of them are home to members of the princely family, others are used as museums.

The most beloved are Vaduz Castle in Liechtenstein, two palaces in Vienna – Garden Palace and City Palace, a family museum in Lower Austria, six more castles scattered throughout Austria, as well as 76 acres of land in Texas. And this is taking into account the fact that after the Second World War the prince’s family lost almost 90 percent of the possessions – 54 castles outside the principality, in the Czech Republic and Austria.

The princely family has learned to extract money from everything that it touches: the monarch and his relatives rent out their Viennese palaces. For several hundred thousand euros, everyone can rent a luxurious room for a reception, wedding or concert

Most of the time, the prince and his wife spend at the Vaduz Castle, where they occupy the eastern wing. On the outside, this medieval building may seem rather gloomy, but inside it is very comfortable. Here, antiquity peacefully coexists with modernity: beautiful elevators – with spiral staircases, large rooms with air conditioning and Wi-Fi are decorated with tapestries and paintings of the 17th-18th centuries. The cellars are meticulously stocked with cupboards and dishes with Chinese painting, a collection of ancient weapons and armor. The prince said more than once that most of all he loves the picturesque view from the window – of the Alps and the Rhine.

Modesty Above All

The Prince of Liechtenstein was born in Zurich, Switzerland, and attended primary school in the Liechtenstein capital Vaduz. After graduating from the Higher Economic Gymnasium, he worked as a clerk in one of the London banks, the name of which is still carefully hidden. After the internship, the prince went to Switzerland, where he entered the commercial university at the faculty of business and economics.

The knowledge gained was very useful to him later. The prince’s family fortune exceeds $ 7.6 billion, and his personal fortune is $ 4 billion, which makes him one of the richest heads of state in the world. In addition, Hans-Adam owns a huge collection of works of art on display at the Liechtenstein Museum in Vienna. The collection began to collect the ancestors of Hans-Adam back in the 17th century, now it contains more than a thousand works of great artists such as Rubens and Van Dyck, Rembrandt and Bruegel.

Prince of Liechtenstein Hans-Adam II and his wife Maria at the celebration of the 300th anniversary of Liechtenstein at Vaduz Castle
Prince of Liechtenstein Hans-Adam II and his wife Maria at the celebration of the 300th anniversary of Liechtenstein at Vaduz Castle

This collection is one of the largest in the world, second only to the collection of the British Windsors. The prince speaks about this rather evasively: “Somewhere we have an advantage, somewhere they have. It is very difficult to judge whose collection is more expensive. For me, these are just assets that should generate income. I myself prefer contemporary art. “

Despite the huge fortune, representatives of the princely family do not boast of wealth, trying to live modestly. Thus, the wife of Hans-Adam II, Princess Maria Kinski, herself looks after the garden in the main castle.

There is no Bentley, Bugatti, Maserati, Ferrari or even Rolls-Royce in the princely garage. All family members drive regular Audi without chauffeurs

In addition, Hans-Adam II and his wife raised their children on their own, without teachers and governesses. True, they always had a housekeeper and a nanny who took care of the children when their parents were away. Three sons and a daughter of the princely couple went to an ordinary school in Liechtenstein.

Hans-Adam II married his cousin, Countess Maria Kinski von Whinitz und Tettau, while still a student. Subsequently, the prince claimed that he fell in love with his future wife at first sight, as soon as she entered the room, and from the first minute he knew that they would get married. Marie did not pay attention to the crown prince, because he was five years younger than her. Moreover, then she was in love with another.

Wedding of Hans-Adam II and Maria Kinski von Wchinitz und Tettau
Wedding of Hans-Adam II and Maria Kinski von Wchinitz und Tettau
Photo: Werner Pfändler / RDB / ullstein bild via Getty Image

But the future prince did not give up, and his persistence was rewarded: Marie’s relatives gave permission for their marriage. The wedding ceremony in July 1967 attracted the attention of all of Europe.

Marie ordered a dress from a Parisian couturier – in the Empire style, made of white silk, with embroidery from pearls and beads. Her head was adorned with the Fringe tiara belonging to the Habsburg family. Among the guests are emperors, queens, princes and princesses, representatives of ancient German-speaking nobles. For the subjects of Liechtenstein, the tables were set right on the street – and they were bursting with various dishes. The tradition of treating residents, and there are about 32 thousand of them in the country, has survived to this day. Once a year, Vaduz Castle opens its doors for everyone to have breakfast with the prince. This is how Liechtenstein’s National Day is celebrated.

To rest

As a member of the aristocracy, Hans-Adam constantly emphasizes that he is very close to his people. Among his entourage, they say that the monarch loves to run barefoot in the forest, goes downhill skiing, diving, is interested in archeology and loves science fiction.

The Franco-American ufologist Jacques Vallee published three volumes of diaries called Forbidden Science. In them, he told about a meeting with Hans-Adam II and his family at Vaduz Castle in November 1989. “We dined in a small living room with his wife, sister and two children. Until late at night we discussed UFOs and other paranormal phenomena, ”the scientist recalled.

According to Vallee, the monarch was convinced for many decades that aliens were visiting Earth, so he sponsored international UFO research for many years, spending millions of dollars on it.

The prince told the ufologist that he saw a UFO in childhood, and also that his aunt saw the UFO in Munich in the 1950s. Most of the money was received by American researchers. So, the ruler laid out 200 thousand dollars for a study called “How many Americans were abducted by aliens.”

Facade of Garden Palace
Facade of Garden Palace
The Princely Collections, Vaduz – Vienna

According to the constitution, the prince is the head of state, he represents Liechtenstein abroad and has the right to pardon, his signature is necessary for the entry into force of laws adopted by parliament. In addition, financially, he is independent from the state – he lives on his own funds, and all roads of the principality are repaired on them. Hans-Adam II tried to expand his princely powers, receiving the full support of the population – however, the parliament still retains basic rights.

Officially, Hans-Adam II is still considered the ruling monarch, but he actually retired from business, transferring the day-to-day administration of the state to his son, Crown Prince Alois. He explained his decision as follows: he and his wife usually did not make large state visits, limiting themselves to only modest trips to Switzerland and Austria, but now is the time to see the world.

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