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Warminster UFOs: My Western Sky Birth Party?

As the brightest comet of the 20th century, Ikeya-Seki, shone in the far eastern sky around my birth, there was one of the biggest prolonged UFO experiences in the near west, in Warminster, Wiltshire – from my Jersey boy birth – as far as I know!

I’m not trying to scare you, or recruit you for a cult, just having a rational(ien) entertaining investigation of a couple of sky events around my birth; a birth date/year I probably share with hundreds or thousands of people, some of whom lived nearer one of the events, and some who lived more in the middle, greenYgrey style!

Warminster UFOs – Ikeya Seki

It was reading about the Warminster UFO hearings/sightings in Nigel Watson’s UFO: Investigations Manual (pages 51-3) that led me to discover Ikeya-Seki, as I’d never heard about it (or Warminster) before, as far as I remember now anyway.

Watson wrote the book giving ‘rational’ context as well as ‘romantic’, and does that with Warminster. It is near a lot of ancient sites, such as Stonehenge and Glastonbury, with several ley lines passing through it, but there was also a lot of military activity there.

The Warminster UFO outbreak, as described by Watson, started in December, 1964, and lasted for about a year – covering my birth date; as comet Ikeya-Seki did, being discovered September 18th, 1965, and seen until last perihelion on October 21st.

Returning to research Ikeya-Seki today, I found these greenYgrey and POP (PinkyOrangePurple) sky photos attributed to it on Bing. I don’t know if it is actually it, and if the photos have been edited?:

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Warminster UFOs Investigated

The Warminster experience started with prolonged loud otherworldly noises in the night, which looking at it rationally, could have been something military – although it was a long time ago, it was twenty years after nuclear bombs were dropped in the east, and V2 doodlebug rockets had whistled above Blighty. The space race was also already on.

However, then there were many sightings, although a rationalist would argue that the noise had triggered them, and people were seeing things they wanted to see; or seeing things such as military balloons as UFOs.

There were some photos, and lots of media reporting and books, but I don’t know how authentic they are; although they look impressive… and with lots of gYgPOP relevance!

A 1965 news report on the ThingA 1965 picture taken of the

Thankfully, the ‘invasion’ never happened. Moreover, researching it a little online, there had been ‘mysterious happenings’ reports in the town before the 1960s. Again, that could have been military, especially in Cold War, nuclear threat 1950s Blighty.

 Area 51 Coincidences?

Becoming quite knowledgeable in the subject now, I could connect the stories through Area 51; said to be the name of the USA’s top secret base, where UFOs are said to be, if anywhere.

The Warminster experience starts on page 51 in Watson’s book, but it is a book full of UFO stories, so one of them was going to be on page 51.

The Ikeya-Seki comet is also known as S1, which is also supposed to be another name for  Area 51. I guess it was called that after Seki, which is a way they are named, but don’t know why it wasn’t named after Ikeya, or both?

Comets can look like UFOs of course, and the painting of Ikeya-Seki featured in yesterday’s blog post does look like a classic UFO!

My X-Files parody book looked for coincidences rather than UFOs, and it is the media that has rekindled my interest in it.

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Another Artistic Writer Genius Connecting Word Emulating Beach Boys

wrIus

Connecting writer and genius words greenYgrey-style by the i, represented by i-first-letter indigo (a type of purple), and relevant for the PinkyOrangePurple new POP art age, with the wr first two letters of writer pretty in pink, and the us last two letters of genius represented in orange. For correct POPistry the I would be orange, and the us purple/indigo, but for this new wrIus word the colouring of the i in indigo took precedence.

I just searched it, and it didn’t bring up such a word, so I hereby wryly Wil. E (Coyote) claim it as mine; writer I hoping for your (us) support!

It’s the first word of my wriarTistry phase, or second if you count wriarTistry itself, which connected write and artistry by the T, as slant rhyme works in poetry: ‘Half rhyme is one of the major poetic devices. It is also called an “imperfect rhyme,” “slant rhyme,” “near rhyme,” or “oblique rhyme.” ‘

Love Paris Style

In the greenYgrey years I would have this morning no doubt written how much I loved Paris’s AAWsome Versace greenYgrey look at the Oscars…

Paris JacksonSlide 4 of 17: BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04:  Actress Paris Jackson attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)

… for her WOW beauty not her father’s controversy, but now it’s all about I.

Which Beach Boy Am I? Changed Over Time

My greenYgrey books are a record of when I was warm and wolflike: like Denis Wilson of the Beach Boys. I watched a Classic Albums documentary about the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds album last night, and related to how Brian Wilson left touring to focus on being an ‘artist’, experimenting and breaking new ground.

However, although it’s considered a classic now it didn’t do as commercially well as their previous simpler albums. I like to think that’s how it is with my XaW Files: Beyond Humanity, and one day it’ll be recognised as the classic it should be.

For example, it’s the only book I know that has a protagonist that is at one stage dissected to the constituent parts of one letter: the Y three.

In my younger life, and the start of the greenYgrey I was probably more like Denis Wilson, who was the only real surfer beach boy of the group, and lived that lifestyle to the full, before drowning after totally going off the rails.

In last night’s documentary he was shown appreciating what Brian had done on Pet Sounds, and how it had made him ‘know’ what Brian had been trying to do in the previous ten records. The record and top three books on Amazon about it have a nice greenYgrey design thing going too!

I was like Denis with Brian when I was a rock fan, looking up to the lyrics and music of my heroes, appreciating their deep gravitas. Hopefully I’ve now emulated them and become like Brian; who wrote most of the music, and gave it its artistic direction. Tony Asher combined with him on the lyric writing, and of course lots of the other studio workers, band and session musicians contributed their ideas and music.

 

Leeds Tour de France Le Grande Depart Article

Hi, it’s Jack Wolfpac, travel writing correspondent at the Greenygrey inspired by the legendary travel writer Jack Kerouac. I was delighted to see this morning that there’s a new travel article on Leeds hosting Le Grande Depart of the Tour de France on July 5th.

Go Nomad Travel Site Photo

The article is on the Go Nomad site, which has been a leader in alternative travel writing on the web since 2000.

The article provides travel info about Leeds and Yorkshire through a virtual tour of the city, as well as providing a little historical and retail facts. There’s also a lot of photos and a little of the author’s endurance sport history in the region linking the info and facts together into a travel article.

http://www.gonomad.com/component/content/article/49-bicycle-tours/5531-the-tour-de-france-starts-in-leeds-england

 

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Ideas and Rhymes that Led to New Mirror Poem

Hi, it’s Andy Wolfhol. Exciting news from the world of poetry, where our favourite pumpkin Marc Latham has just published his latest Folding Mirror poem on fmpoetry. Moreover, Marc has also given us access to the ideas and poetry that stemmed from his article editing, and led to that new Folding Mirror poem.

We think the original ideas and poems will be more than enough for you for today, and hope to import the new Folding Mirror poem in for tomorrow. Here are the ideas and poems:

MTV

This is the age
of the microscope
and telescope
rise of the human race
viewing from space
falling with grace
talking to the animals
polly parrot parables
beluga requests charitables
will the minuscule
lead to a fairer rule
or just a deeper pool
full of junk and pollution
advance without cohesion
bacteria of Earth’s lesion.

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From the flow of writing prose
tributaries of poetry are often created.

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Words echo-locate through mind
like bats at midnight
searching for clear passage
nocturnal nature flying
through dank darkness.

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Words echo through mind
growing louder, more resonant
filling the valley of the unconscious
settling, bubbling, rising,
overflowing, released, responded.

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Poem about Reading when you could be Writing

Delphinus sp. English: Common Dolphins exhalin...
Delphinus sp. English: Common Dolphins exhaling air. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem wonders why you’re reading this in the top half and then tries to answer the conundrum in the bottom half, based on his own experiences. Thanks to Zemanta for providing a couple of nice greenygrey photos. Here’s the poem:
Breathing Works Both Ways
why spend time in my lifework
in this age
of digital liberty,
when we all
have the means for creativity,
to write, draw, photograph, speak and sing
exhaling, inhaling
for reading, looking, observing, listening and pleasure
sometimes we have to absorb
what is around
outside the mind
to learn how
others perceive the world we share
'Exhaling Pearls', patinated bronze sculpture ...
‘Exhaling Pearls’, patinated bronze sculpture by Joseph Havel, 1993, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk)

211 Posts on FMPoetry, 121 Poems Book

The posts on this site list has just been updated, and there are now 211 poems on this site. Thanks to everybody who has written and read the poems.
Marc Latham is hoping to publish 121 Folding Mirror poems on Amazon Kindle soon. The poems are those written after Marc Latham’s first poetry collection was published by Chipmunka.

Through the Looking Glass Mirror Poem

Alice stepping through the looking-glass
Image via Wikipedia

Today we have an innovative mirror poem by Marian O’Brien Paul, Ph. D.

Marian works from the A Place for Words: Poetry and Otherwise website.

The poem first appeared on Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides website.

Thanks to Marian for allowing it to be published here, and please enjoy.

Through the Looking Glass

Imagining I was Alice
inside mirror, room reversed
feeling disoriented, left on
right
on left, disoriented feeling,
reversed room, mirror inside.
Alice was I: imagining.