The Maury Island Incident
For complete details on the Maury Island UFO Incident, we highly recommend reading “JFK + UFO-Military-Industrial Conspiracy and Cover-up from Maury Island to Dallas,” by Kenn Thomas, and published by Feral House, 1240 West Sims Way, Suite 124, Port Townsend, Washington 98368,2011. www.FeralHouse.com.
UFO Author – Kenn Thomas
Micah Hanks views what appears to be some of the same UFO mysteries, their origins, but with extra “metaphysical” viewpoints. Hanks sees the solution to the UFO mystery as clandestinely happening behind current scientific progress and, perhaps, even being manipulated by unknown forces and agencies.
“…far be it from me, let alone the staunchest skeptics among us to hope to derail any one’s belief in Alien visitation here on earth,” says Hanks. “The bottom line is that we simply don’t know what, exactly, we may be dealing with when it comes to UFOS. At present, we only have a few reasonably good ideas.”
Hanks quotes Alexei Turchin, a Russian Transhumanist, on the nature of the UFOphenomenon:
“UFOs are a reflection of our fears. They represent a certain kind of taboo, and are often a scapegoat in the absence of real science…often to test the edges of our rationality, or our ability to rationally and somberly look into the unknown.”— The UFO Singularity: page 213.
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POLITICS AND METAPHYSICS
The Maury Island UFO incident seemed “physical” enough. Harold Dahl, his son, Charles, a pet dog, and two unidentified crewmen were impinged upon by an estimated twenty tons of UFO debris deposited over Puget Sounds, damaging his boat, The North Queen, killing his dog, and injuring his son (who soon left the territory with amnesia, but later allegedly found, recovering in Lusk, Wyoming).
Dahl’s “superior,” Fred Crisman, later witnessed the bizarre material spewed along the beach, and briefly became witness to a craft similar to one of the six large donut-shaped aircraft that previously hovered over the bay.
Thomas describes increasingly mysterious events. For example, the very day after the Maury Island UFO event, Harold Dahl was approached by a man in a black suit (aka “MIBs”) who was driving a 1947 black sedan Buick. The man (characteristic to other ‘MIB’ reports) took Dahl to breakfast. The man revealed quite a bit of knowledge about Dahl. He also made veiled threats about Dahl’s well-being. “I did think it was rather fantastic how this gentleman happened to know what I had seen,” said Dahl.
Shortly following the Maury Island UFO Incident, the famous Kenneth Arnold incident took place June 24, 1947 in the Cascade Mountains near Mount Rainer, Washington, when Arnold viewed nine delta-shaped aircraft “skipping” the mountain peaks about 1200 miles per hour. 
Thomas tells us that the era was designed by reports of similar objects. Archie Edes of Wenatchee, Oregon also saw a UFO disperse “great shows of speaks and piles of flame” around June 27, 1947.
Although there was, as yet, no “official” US Air Force investigation of the sightings in Washington state, Arnold was soon contacted by Raymond A. Palmer at Ziff-Davis Publishing and “Amazing Stories” who offered Arnold $200 to investigate Dahl and Crisman’s story.
Because of the July 4th “wave of sightings,” however, General Carl “Ptooey” Spaatz dispatched two investigators, Captain William Lee Davidson and First Lieutenant Frank Mercer Brown of the Fourth Air Force A-2 Intelligence Unit. General Spaatz began an investigation of the Northwestern UFOs at the McChord Air Base, as well as Hamilton Field in California, to report UFO data to the Air Technical Intelligence Command at Wright Field in Ohio (commanded by General Nathan Twining at that time).
Arnold soon connected with David N. Johnson of the Idaho Statesman and United Airline pilot Emil Smith, both who had previous UFO experiences, as well as talking to officers Davidson and Brown. Johnson “advised Arnold to take on the Maury Island investigation and let his newspaper pick up the expenses.” —JFK + UFO-Military: page 36.
Smith joined Arnold in his investigation, interviewing Dahl and Crisman, other UFO witnesses, and inspection of the UFO debris.
Ted Morello of the United Press International began to get anonymous-informant-telephone-calls revealing intimate details of conversations with Dahl, Crisman and Smith. Such reported and eerie informant-interceptions happened several times, causing the investigators to search for “bugging devices” in their hotel room.
Brown and Davidson interviewed everyone about their findings. Crisman provided the A-2 men with a box of the fragments. . The officers were suspicious of some of the elements in this case, but they “planned to finally make that trip to Maury Island with Crisman in the morning leaving this whole strange experience behind them.” 
Capt. William Lee Davidson (top) & 1st Lieutenant Frank M. Brown
USAAF Pilot & Co-Pilot of the B-25 that Crashed investigating the Maury Island UFO Incident
Unfortunately, and mysteriously, the episode took a macabre twist when the B-25 the two officers left in crashed on August 1, 1947 killing them both. Capt. Brown’s widow mentioned her belief that he husband had been murdered .
Bizarre elements continued: A reporter for the Tacoma Times, Paul Lantz, who reported on the crash, died shortly following his news dispatch. A farewell trip by Smith and Arnold to see Dahl at his previously visited home, found a suspiciously empty house:
“When they arrived, they found a house that ‘looked completely deserted and as if it had not been lived in for a month,’” says Thomas. There was no furniture, only dust, dirt cobwebs, no Dahl, his secretary or her children to be found. The two men had been there earlier in the morning when the house was occupied and normally lived-in. (JFK + UFO-Military: pages 68, 65-66.)
Author, Researcher and Investigator Micah Hanks
STAGING PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPERIMENTS
Michah Hanks is likewise amazed by certain mystic happenings in sightings of UFO craft:
“This is certainly a possibility, though there would need to be a hefty reason for using technology so advanced as that displayed by UFO craft for mere purposes of staging psychological experiments with humans,” says Hanks. “Artificial intelligence, advanced bioengineering, anti-gravitational aircraft, and perhaps even time travel are all things that could account for various UFO technologies. However, each of these possibilities is equally fastened to the idea of a coming technological Singularity just as well.” — The UFO Singularity: pages 65-66.
Hanks prods the reader into a “human/alien” quest and prism where human-beings had begun inventions into aerial technology. The Weldon Institute flight-enthusiasts hosted an 1889 demonstration of a dirigible-heavier-than-air-flying-machine as told in Jules Verne’s 1886 novel Robur-le-conguerant. These aircraft seem to have been actually manifested in the skies over Sacramento, California in November, 1896, as a craft that bobbed in the skies in a “falling leaf” pattern of descent. There soon followed an “airship scare” with many reports from other parts of the country, some resembling a “huge egg” or “cigar” shape with rudders, paddle wheels, or even propellers.
Similar stories came from Australia in 1909. David Schwarz designed such a craft which flew at Tempelof near Berlin, Germany. George de Bay demonstrated a saucer-like model in 1928 that“could skip through the air like a flat stone.” — The UFO Singularity: page 107.
Hanks similarly talks about Nazi technology as discovered in diagrams they found at the end of World War II. Historian and researcher Joseph P. Farrell comments that “Nazi flying saucers” had been in the works by 1942. 
An artist’s conception of The Nazi UFO named “Haunebu II”
Actual German photo of “Haunebu II”
“In truth, there may have been a number of secret private enterprises throughout the years, which might have contributed to reports of explainable and other worldly looking things in the skies,” says Hanks. “Depending on the level of technological sophistication such ‘secret groups’ might have achieved, these could also contributed to a host of reports of strange unidentified flying objects seen as far back as prior to World War I.”
Hanks says that J. Allen Danelek had similar thoughts in his research on early aviation .
SECRET AGENT MAN AND THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION
This is precisely where Fred L. Crisman enters history, not just as a UFO witness, but as a member of Special Internal Security of the OSS (Office of Strategic Services) and then transferred to the CIA as an “extended agent” in the State of Washington. Crisman trained at Fort Lewis, Washington, Fort Benning, Georgia, and Fort Sill, Oklahoma, the National Security Agency (NSA), and spent a considerable amount of time as a “disruption agent” at Boeing Company in Seattle.
Crisman also connected with earlier episodes of what publisher Ray Palmer called The Shaver Mystery, stories that Palmer latched onto (as written by Richard Sharpe Shaver) who told of a“diminutive race of beings” called “deros” (contraction of the words ‘detrimental’ and‘robot’), who originally came from outer space many eons in the past to help create and organize life on earth, but became victims of Sun and other solar radiation “attracted” into their advanced mental machinery, causing disease, mental derangement and a kind of perpetual zombies of “The Elder Race.”
The Dero (usually living in subterranean caverns) sometimes were fought against by “not-so-deranged,” Tero and innocent surface dwellers. .
The Shaver Dero-Tero tales became a complex series of articles in Palmer’s “Amazing Stories” in the 1940s (and later in his Hidden World series in the 1960s).
One of those people who claimed connection to “The Hidden World” was Fred Lee Crisman, who wrote to “Amazing Stories” telling of his own encounters with “deros” in underground caverns in Myana Mar southeast of India, and Kashmir, near Jammu in Alaska, where Crisman claimed a companion name “Dick” lost his life.
Crisman gave a “prescient description” of a laser-like weapon that bored “a hole the size of a dime in (the) right bicep” of Crisman’s companion’s arm. “‘It was seared inside,” Thomas quoted Crisman, “‘How, we don’t know,’ no doubt, since lasers had not yet been developed.”
It was precisely at this point in 1947 that Crisman was seemingly interjected into UFO history. .
Thomas also points out that these craft were the end-products of Nazi technology and their “flugdiskus.” — JFK + UFO-Military: page 81.
“During World War II, for instance, he supposedly belonged to the Office of Strategic Service (OSS), a forerunner of the CIA, which according to UFO lore had a hand in transforming flying saucer technology from the Nazis after the war,” says Thomas about Crisman, “and so, if there was anything to the connection, this may have been the origins involvement with Maury Island.”
Crisman’s numerous CIA comments and episodes since 1945 included Clay Shaw (who tried to call Crisman upon his arrest by Jim Garrison in the 1968 Kennedy assassination trial in New Orleans). 
Shaw’s association with a fascist organization called Permindex, Shaw’s alliances with the Nazi/American Operation Paperclip, Guy Banister association at 531 Lafayette in New Orleans (Banister associated with Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963,Watergate buglers Bernard Baker & E. Howard Hunt, David Ferrie [who, among other activities, was a gun-runner for theCIA’s Bay of Pigs], Robert Maheu as a consultant to billionaire-genius Howard Hughes (who planned murder plots against Fidel Castro), CIA operatives Thomas Beckham, Sergio Arcacha Smith, Louis Rabel, “The Octopus” suspect Michael Riconoscuito, Kerry Thornley, and various bizarre right-wing ‘old church’ evangelical sects, including The Minute Men and the Christian Sons of Liberty.
“To many, the world of transnational industrial espionage that Garrison saw as the back drop to the assassination is simply not real, despite its continuing presence in global politics,” says Thomas. “Conmen, industrial spies and low-level disinformationists abound in this environment and one testament to the veracity of Crisman’s entanglement is the durability of his influence upon it. ” — JFK + UFO-Military: page 115.
BEHIND THE SCENES TECHNOLOGY
Here Michah Hanks presents the philosophical and cogent theories of Martin Cannon as espoused in Cannon’s “The Controllers: A New Hypothesis of Alien Abductions” which allude to powerful and clandestine agencies working in concert to manipulate the beliefs and actions of society at large. .
Dr. Leon Davidson was another scientist that felt the “UFO mystery” was actually a CIA invention! .
“Although the above circumstances being related have to do with the potentials for such technology being harnessed by covert agencies, there are other ways that advances in the sciences might be used to control or manipulate an individual,” says Hanks, “…military interests aren’t always the only medium through which the advancement of secret technology can occur…taking place as a result of private interests and largely away from public agencies, we can see that it would no doubt remain clandestine.” —The UFO Singularity: pages 171-172.
Hanks slowly outlines the steps in which the origin of such phenomena may have already taken place in our present and future reality as “Transhumanism” heading for the ultimate “Singularity.” Hanks quotes Russian Transhumanist, Alexei Turchin, on how “super technologies” could presently be playing with humanity:
“I refer to the idea that UFOs are connected with the quantum nature of our world; they are like schrodinger’s cat, which could exist only under conditions of low concentration of the attention of its observers…this could explain why many attempts at taking UFO photos seem to fail or end up looking like hoaxes. It could also explain how they are connected with our unconscious mind.” — The UFO Singularity: page 210.
On January 14, 2012, scientist Nigel Kerner sent a warning to Hanks that humanity may have been set-up as “lab rats” kept alive “for mere purposes of control__and a control system that ultimately plans for their demise…an agenda, a hidden agenda that is not for benefit.” — The UFO Singularity: page 217.
Such glimpses into Palmer’s “Hidden World” (JFK + UFO-Military: page 39 ) may have been found in Thomas’ portrayal of Fred Crisman as one of the three hoboes (aka “The Three Tramps”) arrested on the day of John F. Kennedy’s murder. Such associations suggest a strong and operant synchronicity in a Jungian sense, at least. .
Mysterious papers called The Torbitt Document, had been authored by David Copeland, and told of how Crisman had ties to both Kennedy-suspect-groups, the infamous Division Five of the FBI and the Defense Industrial Security Command (note the acronym, DISC). It also said that Crisman had been at the Dallas site on November 22, 1863.
The Torbitt Document tells of a John Howard Bowen (alias Alexander Osborne) who was accompanied by a ‘second’ fictitious John Howard Bowen who was, in fact, a “Fred Chrismon, [sic] another agent for the munitions makers Police Agency Defense Industrial Security Command. Chrismon also posed as a missionary and used other aliases. Among the cognomens for Chrismon were Fred Lee, Jon Gould and Jon Gold.”
In his November 21, 1968 subpoena of “Fred Lee Chrismon,” Jim Garrison listed Crisman as engaged in the undercover activity for the “industrial warfare complex” and having “persons involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.” — JFK + UFO-Military: page 79.
The Three Tramps arrested in Dallas – 11/22/1963
The Midlothian Mirror reflects on the photo of the “tramps” as showing a “co-director of the Mexican-based assassins, John H. Bowen, alias Fred Chrismon, alias Jon Gold, and Thomas Beckham.””
The tramps were also identified as Harold Doyle (pronounced ‘Dahl,’ as in Maury Island), John Gedney and Gus Abrams; said also to be Chauncey Marvin Holt. John Forrester Gedney was also identified as Edward Lansdale. 
(“The figure who has come under close scrutiny by some conspiracists is the late Major General Edward Lansdale, U.S. Air Force.Edward Lansdale is undoubtedly the unnamed ‘General Y’ in Oliver Stone’s movie ‘JFK.’ ”  Lansdale was a special operations officer with links to the CIA. His professional patron was CIA Director Allen Dulles.
“The character of the shady political manipulator, Colonel Hillindale, in the famous novel ‘THE UGLY AMERICAN,’ was based on Lansdale’s activities in the Philippines in the early 1950s, where his operations reportedly included torture and political assassination [37:25]. In Vietnam, during the Eisenhower Administration, Lansdale managed several ruthless internal security programs for South Vietnam’s corrupt and oppressive dictator, Ngo Dinh Diem. These programs later developed into the CIA’s infamous Phoenix Program, which was responsible for the execution of over 20,000 Vietnamese and for the death and torture of countless civilians [37; 43:79-80; 7:40].)” (Pages quoted are from “The Ugly American” and Griffith.)
A thorough and intimate examination of Thomas’ works will reveal an assortment of trails into the Kennedy Assassination and the UFO Mystery. In an interview with Mike Sylwester on August 4, 1993, Fred Crisman, Jr., said that his father, Fred Lee Crisman, probably worked for the CIA. Fred Crisman, Jr., said, according to Sylwester and Thomas, that “his father believed in a conspiracy between the CIA and the Mafia to kill JFK and once remarked that Dealey Plaza had been landscaped in preparation for the assassination.”  — JFK + UFO-Military: pages 253, 259.
“(A Process of Decoding) Regardless of our experience or research, we seem no closer to finding an answer to the puzzle of the UFOs. These strange craft and their equally strange occupants behave in a manner that seems to contradict physics and logic, appearing and disappearing seemingly at will, dropping curious objects and artifacts (including potatoes and pancakes), mutilating cattle, abducting people and leaving cryptic messages embedded in the brains of their awe-stricken contactees,” states Kenn Thomas (in a 2004 book called “Saucers of The Illuminati”), “These activities, these odd messages seem only to compound our confusion as to who these interlopers on ‘our’ cosmic turf are and what their motives might be.”
Thomas describes some encounters as angelic (refered to as “The Space Brothers”), often giving out warnings about impending doom, while others are not so benign. Some witnesses claim to have been abducted against their will and even implanted with electronic brain devices for monitoring.
“Analyzing the conflicting signals that we have received about the nature of these visitors,” Thomas goes on to say, “it is almost as if we are purposely being misled and befuddled by these mysterious agents, purposely being deceived about the motives behind these visitations, and perhaps even directed in some mysterious transformative operation of which we are not aware.”
Thomas’ own UFO encounter happened in 1972 in the Los Angeles suburb of Upland, when he encountered an archetypal Grey alien staring in his face from a distance of about one foot. Kenn leapt out of bed and raced into the living room. When he returned to his bedroom, the visitor was nowhere to be found. Thomas questions the experience as a “cross-dimensional” defiance of dream and reality, and says he has never had an experience like that since. He compares the episode to happenings in Whitley Strieber’s bestselling book “Communion.” .
Much like Hanks’ theories, Thomas leaves many possibilities open, including hoax by UFO buffs and American Intelligence agencies in a ruse to conceal mind control operations, described in several tomes (such as those of Martin Cannon), he leaves the “latch string” out for other possibilities.
“One intriguing possibility is that the incident in Upland was one of beamed electronic mind control of the sort I have described in a number of my books,” continues Thomas. “The house where the incident took place was a large hippie/radical commune where any number of anti-Establishment pipedreams was hatched. The strange motley of activists in Technicolor dream coats that came and went from the place at all hours no doubt drew the attention of those who monitor such things. And so it occurred to me: Was I zapped electronically with the image of an alien? Was it just a byproduct of the chromatic chromosomes so prevalent at the time? I will probably never know. What I do know is that there are depths to the UFO enigma that are not plumbed by most researchers in the field, Horatio.”
An examination of Hanks’ works will likewise reveal a multiplicity of explanations for “strange phenomena and odd occurrences” ranging from “breakaway civilizations” to“independent private operations” to “trans human inventions” and reaching for the “Singularity” in which “a point where our own technological capabilities will become so advanced that they begin to mirror that of other intelligences in our universe, some of which may already be in our midst, though partially obscured by the limitations of human perception.” — The UFO Singularity: page 254.
Hanks quotes Martin Cannon from Cannon’s “The Controllers” to likewise highlight a crucial point:
“A mind is a terrible thing to waste___ and a worse thing to commandeer.”
DESCRIBED AS ‘DANGER MAN’
Among the multiple cryptic references to Fred L. Crisman, one mention as “Danger Man” seems most adequate; it is typified in Johnny River’s ballad from that period. Kenn Thomas chronicles the archetypal appearances of “Danger Man” in the 1960s television programs called “Secret Agent,” ” The Prisoner,” and “The Invaders,” as exemplified in Johnny Rivers’ song Secret Agent Man.
Secret Agent Man
There’s a man who leads a life of danger—
To everyone he meets he stays a stranger—
With every move he makes another chance he takes—
Odds are he won’t live to see tomorrow.—
Secret agent man, secret agent man—
They’ve given you a number and taken away your name.—
Beware of pretty faces that you find—
A pretty face can hide an evil mind—
Ah, be careful what you say, or you’ll give yourself away—
Odds are you won’t live to see tomorrow.—
Secret agent man, Secret agent man—
They’ve given you a number and taken away your name.