Thursday, September 22, 2016

My radio interview

Sunday, September 11, 2016

More about Russia's USO Secrets

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Book review from Phenomena Magazine


Title:               Russia’s USO Secrets
Author:            Paul Stonehill and Philip Mantle
Publisher:        Richard Dolan Press
ISBN:              9781532898402

This new and timely book from veteran Ufologists Paul Stonehill and Philip Mantle lifts the lid on USO’s from the perspective of sightings made by the Russian navy. USO’s (or unidentified undersea objects) are a genuine enigma, even in the already esoteric culture of Ufology and have been the cause of much debate regarding what they are. Some accounts stemming from former sailors in the Russian navy talk of mysterious glowing patches in the ocean, many of which are explainable by bioluminescent algae and also shoals of small fish that spontaneously glow and flash, sometimes with remarkable brightness. However, when these glowing ‘something’s’ suddenly emerge from the water and become airborne then this simple explanation becomes woefully inadequate. The two authors have gathered a treasury of hitherto unobtainable information from former Soviet crewmen and officers revealing convincing evidence that ‘something’ appears to be present under the oceans of this world. This ‘something’ does not appear to originate on this planet and can only be assumed to be extraterrestrial, unless of course we share our world with an unexpected adjunct to the human race. This book is a must read for anyone interested in one of the often neglected side roads leading for mainstream ufology and is well worth serious study.

Brian Allan
Editor, Phenomena magazine

Russia’s USO Secrets out now on Amazon.
the U.S. in 1972.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

BOOK REVIEW. TITLE: Russia’s USO Secrets

TITLE: Russia’s USO Secrets. AUTHOR: Paul Stonehill & Philip Mantle. PUBLISHER: Richard Dolan Press 2016 . PRICE: Check website ISBN: 13:978-1532898402
What most people fail to realise is that the USO subject is as big (if not bigger) than the UFO phenomenon. USO for those not in the know, stands for Unidentified Submersible Object) There haven’t been a lot of books written about this subject and certainly not one that provides the reader masses of information about USO observations from Russia. This book does that and more. It’s a bloody corker of a book and one of which I could read over again in a heartbeat. OK let’s have a look at but some of the incidents that made me as a reviewer stop, think, and re-read what I had just read.
Needless to say the authors mention several times about how tight lipped the Russian authorities were when dealing with the USO subject. Many times they came after those that spoke out openly about the subject. That said, many brave men and women did come forward under threat to tell the Russian people about what was going on, none more so than Pavel Popovich a famous Soviet Cosmonaut. Pavel was instrumental in getting the KGB to open up their UFO files in the early 1990’s. Pavel believed that aliens have existed here on planet Earth for thousands of years with bases across the Earth but more so under the oceans of our planet and at the bottom of the Indian Trench. The authors although accepting that some UFO files have been released from Russia state that they are not holding their breath as to the release of any further USO files soon, they state that the Russian State Naval Archive guard their secrets very well. Incidentally, another figure very prominent in Russian UFO research to help bring the subject to the masses was Vladimir Ajaja, without Vladimir and Pavel Popovich what we know about Russian UFO and USO objects would be very little indeed.
Mankind is ever progressing in science and medicine and over the past several years many improvements have been made to deep sea submersibles which allow mankind to penetrate even deeper into the inky depths of the oceans the authors await with baited breath for one of these new submersibles to perhaps capture on camera one of these amazing USO devices. Although there is a vast amount of evidence which clearly shows that USO’s have been seen entering and exiting the seas and lakes in and around Russia they fully realise that some (not all) devices seen exiting the waters of Russian lakes may well be secret classified Russian devices. Soviet censorship is such that you aren’t going to be hearing about any such secret tests any time soon.
We are told that during the 1960’s many Russian submarines started to encounter strange sounds emanating from objects at great depths. Sometimes these strange objects with their strange sounds would circle the Russian submarines of which the Soviets never did determine what they were. They dubbed the sounds Kvakeri and were mainly encountered in the Atlantic Ocean. By the 1980’s they phenomenon petered out and was largely forgotten.
Just like the UFO phenomena which has its strange beings seen in close proximity those pesky USO’s seem to have their own bizarre creatures as well. Check out Chapter Three with the mysterious humanoids. Apparently in 1982 Russian frogmen encountered strange underwater mysterious swimmers In Lake Baikal these were human like but much much bigger and were swimming at great depths dressed only in tight fitting silver suits with no diving apparatus other than sphere like helmets covering their heads. Lake Baikal we are told is one of the deepest lakes in the world exceeding one mile in depth and contains more volume of fresh water than any other fresh water lake here on planet Earth. Who knows what secrets can be found at the bottom of Lake Baikal? Many UFO sightings have also appeared over this mysterious lake. The authors also provide more tales of strange creatures which Russian authorities have shot at (see pages 42-43) There are even more tales of those peculiar silver suited swimmers which have appeared in a number of Russian lakes. We also learn that a gentleman was hang gliding over a number of lakes near Kavgolovo which is near Leningrad where there are a number of lakes. As he was gliding over one of these lakes he was astonished to see three giant fish like creatures in silvery costumes!
Chapter four provides the reader with numerous takes of encounters with USO’s by Russian submarines. One such case that caught my eye was back in 1990 some marine scientists who were in a deep water bathyscaphes observed at a great depth something resembling a wheel which was tall as a large ten storey building. It would rotate then depart. What on Earth could this be! We are also told that many UFOs have been seen flying over Russian submarine bases and also restricted Military Towns. Of course the Russians did speculate at one time that maybe some of these strange devices might be the result of some new fangled NATO ingenuity! But that theory soon fell flat due to the incredible speeds and characteristics of these aerial and underwater devices.
In chapter six we learn that during the Korean War two Russian fighter planes encountered a UFO over the Sea of Japan, one of the planes flew so close to the UFO that it vibrated then fell apart into little pieces. Of course the Russian border is massive, over 10,000 miles of it and needless to say, many UFOs and USOs have been seen across this land and the Arctic Ocean of which borders Russian. It’s been stated that Russia and its vast sways of land may hold rich mineral and oil deposits as well as natural gas, nickel, gold, and copper, could this be a reason why this area has seen a high concentration of UFO and USO reports? Or, on the other hand, might it not be the destruction and pollution of certain areas across Russia that brings those strange aerial vehicles to the fore? Numerous UFOs were seen flying around the destroyed Chernobyl plant back in 1986. Did you know for instance that the Northern Sea Passage includes one million abandoned barrels of Soviet fuel which the authors tell us have polluted the Arctic environment? Are alien eyes watching over this situation? And, would you believe, there are still areas of Russia which have yet to be properly explored! Incredible isn’t it?
The authors also tell us of a strange mysterious island (The Barsa-Kelmes) which has numerous strange phenomena associated with it, namely time slips, and a giant flying extinct lizard
Chapter 13 brings us many tales of USO and UFO sightings in and around the Black Sea and boy they sure as hell open up your eyes. Many tales are told of wheels under the sea, massive structures which seem to defy explanation. The Black Sea it would appear holds many secrets, some of which are slowly coming out and owing to the good work of Philip Mantle and Paul Stonehill we get to know about them. A common thread of the UFOs reported in this book (some of which dive into the seas and lakes of Russia) tell of those UFOs changing shape in mid air, a common trait it would appear in this most mysterious of subjects. During the 1980-1981, many people reported UFOs rising from the waters of the Kola Peninsula. The authors ask the question could St Petersburg and the Baltic Sea be areas where the Russians have a secret Military/Naval UFO research centre, just like the Americans have with the so called Area51? Well maybe that’s not as strange as it seems!
At the end of the day this is a classic book on a subject that more and more people should get their heads into, that of USOs. This book covers a wealth of amazing cases (how I would love to mention more in this review, but you will need to buy the book for that to find out!) The authors themselves admit that some of the cases in their book may well indeed be the result of rocket testing and the like but what they have done, is clearly shown the world how serious the USO subject is. It’s true to say that we know more about the surface of the moon than we do as to what lies under our oceans. This is a valuable book and for those who are getting into UFOs for the first time, it’s a book to enhance your understanding of the whole UFO enigma. It’s much much bigger than probably any of us realise. Maybe we need to pay more attention to the oceans of this world than the skies! Buy the book NOW.
Reviewed by Malcolm Robinson,
Strange Phenomena Investigations.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Review of our book in Dutch


Lunar secrets (my article in Russian)

Real Hollywood plot: NAZI RAIDERS OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL: Battlefield Brazil

Battlefield Brazil
(Information from Russia)
by Paul Stonehill

Tatyana Samoilova, a Russian historian and journalist, has a knack for finding fascinating information. Her article in Russia’s NLO Magazine (1999) described an episode from W.W.II that has prompted the author of this article to seek supporting materials in the cryptic world of international espionage.

Führerhauptquartier Wolfsschanze (English: Wolf's Lair,) was the codename for Adolf Hitler's World War II Eastern Front military headquarters, at Gierloz (Poland) . It is one of the most sinister places in the region. The fortress is composed of 80 buildings, 50 of them are bunkers.  Secrets of the Wolfsschanze have not been fully uncovered to this day. Among the Italian engineers who had designed and built the HQ was one name Luigi Longo. He was injured during the construction and sent to a secret Nazi hospital in the Alps. There he met an old college buddy, now a top Italian officer, who was bound for Milan. Longo decided to join him, albeit unbeknownst to his German hosts. He jumped the fence, and soon thereafter was driving is his friend’s car to Milan. There he found horrible news; but a block away from his home, Luigi met another friend who told him that Gestapo was looking for Longo. His wife and two sons had been captured and taken away, and an ambush was waiting for the Italian engineer. Only his oldest daughter was spared, visiting their relatives’ home in the country. Longo also learned that the airplane carrying his Italian colleagues who had built Hitler’s HQ in Poland (they were to receive awards from the Fuhrer in Berlin) blew up in the air. Those who knew secrets of the Third Reich had to disappear…Longo knew that his life was in mortal danger. But then…some unknown, mysterious friends had warned his oldest daughter Maria and had provided both with new documents and had arranged a secret to passage to southern Italy. There, Longo and Maria were placed aboard a neutral ship that was bound to South America.

Longo and his daughter arrived in South America. Their unknown, mysterious friends had provided the family with a letter of recommendations. It helped the engineer to find work in a hotel of a small seaside town (Samoilova does not provide the name of the country or the town); Maria became a maid at the hotel. Longo assumed that he was assisted by Italian Communist underground (he was not a Communist, though). He expected that they would come to him to learn the Wolfsschanze secrets. Months went by, but no one came.

According to Samoilova, in the spring of 1943 a yacht named Passim left the beautiful Bay of Arcachon in southwest France. Under the command of a seasoned sea wolf, Heinrich Garbers, it was sailing on a secret mission to South America. But according to other (German) sources...

There is so much more to the story! I have done thorough research, and there is fascinating international inrigue from WWII (and ages before)...Those seriously interested will contact me. What a movie this story could be...

UFOs in antiquity


Интереснейшие случаи  наблюдений  НЛО происходили во времена седой старины в
самых различных точках нашей планеты...

ДРЕВНИЙ ЕГИПЕТ.  Период  правления  фараона  Тутмоса   III   (приблизительно
1504-1450  годы до нашей эры).  Из летописи царства (папирусные свитки): 
году двадцать втором на третий месяц зимы,  в шестом часу дня...  писцы Дома
Жизни  обнаружили кольцо огня,  которое двигалось по небу...  У него не было
головы,  дыхание рта его имело скверный запах.  Тело его было один род (мера
длины,  равная 5,03 метра.- П. С.) в длину и один род в ширину. Оно не имело
голоса.  Сердца их из-за этого пришли в замешательство и простерли себя  ниц
они  на  животах  своих...  Они  пошли  к фараону...  сообщить об этом.  Его
Величество приказал...  (расследование) всего,  что  записано  в  папирусных
свитках Дома Жизни.  Его Величество размышлял о том,  что произошло. Теперь,
по прохождению нескольких дней,  эти предметы стали более многочисленными  в
небе,  чем когда-либо.  Они сверкали в небе ярче,  чем солнце и простирались
они к краям четырех основ небес...  Время было после ужина. Вслед за тем эти
огненные  круги  поднялись  выше в небе,  в сторону юга...  Фараон заставлял
воскурять фимиам,  чтобы  привести  мир  к  домашним  очагам...  а  то,  что
случилось,  приказал фараон записать в летописях Дома Жизни... чтобы помнили
об этом вовеки".

ЯПОНИЯ. 1180 год нашей эры.  В Стране восходящего  солнца  к  НЛО  применили
термин, похожий на наш, "летающая тарелка"- за семьсот с чем-то лет до наших
дней.  Древние документы описывают яркий объект,  виденный ночью 27  октября
1180 года (по современному календарю),  как "сосуд фаянсовой посуды". Спустя
некоторое время этот объект, направляющийся на северо-восток со стороны горы
в  провинции  Кии,  поменял свое направление и исчез за горизонтом,  оставив
позади светящийся след.

АНГЛИЯ. Конец XII столетия.  Из "Хроники Уильяма Ньюбургского",  об НЛО  над
туманным Альбионом:

"В Байланде или Бегеландском аббатстве,  в северо-йоркширском Райдинге, пока
аббат и монахи находились в трапезной, плоский, яркий, серебристый объект (в
латинском  варианте  рассказа  было употреблено слово "дискус") пролетел над
аббатством и произвел самый большой переполох".

ЯПОНИЯ. XIII столетие. Вполне возможно, что первое официальное расследование
происшествия с НЛО имело место в Японии, в 1235 году.

В ночь  на  24  сентября,  пока  генерал Йорицумэ и его войска располагались
лагерем,  они заметили таинственные огни в небе.  В течение многих часов эти
огни  были видны на юго-западной стороне:  они кружились,  качались и делали
петли в ночном небе.  Генерал приказал детально  расследовать  эти  странные
события.  В  рапорте,  который  был  ему  потом представлен,  дано следующее
объяснение:  "Все совершенно  естественно,  генерал.  Это...  только  ветер,
шатающий звезды".

Кажется, немало   ученых   и   в   наши  дни  пытаются  находить  такие  вот
"естественные" объяснения НЛО.

АВСТРАЛИЯ. 1925 год нашего столетия.  Английский эмигрант Томас Грин работал
на ферме,  к северу от Перта,  в районе Мура,  в Западной Австралии. Однажды
Грин и сын хозяина фермы ехали верхом.  Они заметили стоящий на дальнем поле
странный  объект  и  приблизились  к  нему.  Объект  походил на две тарелки,
приложенные друг к другу.  Снаружи он имел овальные окна.  Объект  стоял  на
четырех  ногах,  был  непонятного  цвета,  не  похожего  на  какой-либо цвет
спектра,  и мерцал,  как если бы за ним наблюдали сквозь жаркое марево,  его
окутывала дымка.  Ни звука не исходило из этого объекта,  и казалось, что он
существует сам по себе.  Сын  хозяина  фермы  решил,  что  им  нужно  быстро
покинуть  это  поле,  и  ни с кем не говорить о находке.  Вернувшись на поле
через пару дней, они ничего не нашли, только взрыхленную землю на том месте,
где стоял таинственный объект.

Запомните год  этого  происшествия,  а  пока  перенесемся в прошлое,  за две
тысячи лет до 1925 года.

РИМСКАЯ ИМПЕРИЯ. Юлий Обсеквенс в четвертом столетии нашей эры делал выписки
из  различных  источников  для своей книги "Продигориум либер",  описывающей
странные явления. Приведем несколько выдержек из труда Обсеквенса:

216 год до нашей эры. Предметы, похожие на корабли, были замечены в небе над
Италией...  В  Арпеннах  (180  римских миль,;  на восток от Рима,  в Апулии)
круглый щит был виден в небе...  В Капуе небо пылало,  и видели люди фигуры,
похожие на корабли...

99 год  до  нашей  эры.  Когда  Ц.  Мурист  и  Л.  Валерий  были консулами в
Тарквинии,  вещь похожая на горящий факел пришла внезапно с неба.  К  закату
солнца,  круглый  объект,  как  шар,  проложил свою тропу в небе с запада на

90 год до нашей эры.  На территории Сполетия (65 римских миль  к  северу  от
Рима,  в Умбрии) огненный шар золотого цвета упал на землю, вращаясь. Затем,
казалось,  он увеличился в размерах,  поднялся с земли и взлетел в небо, где
он затмил солнечный диск своей яркостью.  Он несся,  вращаясь,  к восточному
квадранту неба.

Sergey Korolyov (from 2001)


I recently learned that Sergey Korolyov’s daughter is seeking a publisher for her book about the life of her famous father. For those who do not know, Sergey Korolyov was one of the founders of Moscow Group for the Study of Reactive Motion and participated in the Soviet Union's first launch of a liquid-propellant rocket in 1933.

The man was the most famous Soviet rocket designer and pioneer of cosmonautics, for years he was known only by his code name "Chief Designer".

He was the source of the Soviet successes with the first artificial satellite of the Earth Sputnik-1, and the first man in space Yuri Gagarin.

In January of 1999, I compiled and published a few UFO-related episodes of his life. Hopefully, his daughter will reveal more, if there is anything to reveal.

An English translation of her book would be most welcome. Just like the translation of another prominent Soviet scientist’s (Professor Burdakov) books; Professor Burdakov knew the “Chief Designer” personally, and has much to say about Soviet UFO phenomena history.

I mention some of his ideas in my book (we corresponded years ago); but Western researchers deserve to read more of this great scientist’s writings.

My piece can be found here:

Mysterious phenomenon? Double spirals (from 2001 research)


I have been researching the meaning of double spirals and ancient astronaut hypothesis-ever since I read a fascinating book published in the USSR; its author is Mr. Nikitin, a scientist, and a writer. I wish the book would be translated and available to others (its title is Kostri na beregah, 1984, Moscow). I mention it briefly in “The Soviet UFO Files”.

Ancient Minoan coins carried depictions of the same double spirals Mr. Nikitin observed in the Kola Peninsula (the "labyrinths").

In the USSR, it was Ivan Yefremov, a great writer and scientist, who aroused interest of multitudes with his description of Minoan Crete, and other ancient sites. His book Tais of Athens also carried mention of ancient and lost scientific devices (in Asia). I will talk more about him in the future.

Here is more about the double spirals:

Wilkins, Maurice Hugh Frederick, a British biophysicist and Nobel laureate, contributed to the determination of the structure of the nucleic acid known as DNA. He studied the structure of the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) molecule by X-ray diffraction techniques and discovered that the molecule appeared to have a double spiral structure.

Now, look here (this is from Scotland, an ancient stone monument, from about the same period I discussed in my small serialized Russian-language book about ancient astronaut hypothesis; somewhere around 3000 and 2500 BC):

This is also of great interest:

Spatio-temporal Patterns in Liquid Crystals.

These beautiful pictures show cooperative phenomena exhibited by a nonlinear system out of equilibrium. Because liquid crystals "self-organize", they effectively solve many coupled, nonlinearintegro-differential equations faster than we can compute them.

Finally, there is this scientist on note in Japan who authored:

Double Spiral Energy Surface in One-Dimensional Quantum Mechanics of Generalized Point like Potentials

At this site:

What are we dealing with? What is the meaning of the double spirals in nature, history, biology, etc.?

Mr. Nikitin is a wonderful Russian source. Others have conducted similar research; recently there have been expeditions to the forbidden Northern areas of Russia. Philip Mantle and I discuss this in our new book. Also, an ancient mysterious Ukrainian culture, a contemporary of Minoan Crete, had similar motifs on its pottery.
More about this ancient culture of my native land can be found here:

From Year 2001...


I think all researchers will find this site to be of interest. I did, several years ago, and do strongly recommend it. Several interesting Soviet UFO publications are listed.

Another one of my articles is listed at this website:

I am glad that the United States Navy is also interested in anomalous phenomena, and that the Naval Postgraduate School’s library uses me as a source. I hope that someday we, civilian UFO researchers, would become informed about Naval research of the unidentified underwater objects. I am sure there is wealth of information in store for us....but for now such information and data remain classified in the States, Russia, U.K. and other world navies.

Still interesting...

China: mysterious past

Hong Kong. a few years ago