When I first immersed myself in the strange world of - as my new book accurately describes them - The NASA Conspiracies, I figured that in all probability I would be focusing a great deal of my attention on such issues as (A) UFO sightings reported by NASA astronauts; (B) the controversy surrounding the so-called Face on Mars; and (C) the always-inflammatory question of: were the Apollo moon-landings of 1969-1972 faked?
Well, I certainly did find myself spending much energy and time trying to unravel the truth behind such thought-provoking topics. However, what particularly amazed me when I began to dig even further into the secret world of NASA was the sheer, diverse range of incredible and unusual data of a truly conspiratorial, ufological and even paranormal nature that ultimately crossed my path. As someone who writes about the mysteries of this world and beyond on a regular basis, however, I guess I shouldn’t have been too surprised!
Never in my wildest dreams, however, did I imagine I would uncover stories relative to (A) a Mothman-like entity seen roaming by night the darkened corners of NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in the 1990s; (B) NASA personnel engaged in the capture of a number of extremely hostile Chupacabras on the island of Puerto Rico only a few years ago; and even (C) NASA’s involvement in the snaring of a Bigfoot-type creature back in the 1960s! Sounds bizarre? You bet! But, when such tales come from credible sources with ties to NASA itself, maybe we should not be too quick to dismiss them. And I certainly do not – hence the reason why all of the above cases can be found in the pages of The NASA Conspiracies.
Then there were the very strange and controversial tales of cover-up and assassination relative to the catastrophic destruction of NASA’s Space Shuttles Challenger in 1986 and
Turning my attention towards all-things of a definitively UFO nature, I came across a number of incredible reports, collectively suggesting that certain elements of NASA know far more about this particular issue than the space agency might prefer to admit. Accounts of NASA personnel that had undergone so-called Alien Abduction experiences were brought to my attention, and I even secured a report from a NASA contractor who, in 1973, had a classic George Adamski-style Contactee experience in the
Also on the UFO issue: it became clear to me very early in my research that NASA had a particular interest in accounts of crashed UFOs, similar to that which allegedly occurred at Roswell, New Mexico in the summer of 1947. NASA’s interest went far beyond the controversial
And: what about the links between NASA and the
From its earliest, formative years, right up until the present day, I can now confidently state, NASA has been a central, albeit largely secret, player in a strange, fantastic and incredibly weird world that is filled to the brim with accounts of aliens – living and dead, of its own personnel undergoing profound, face-to-face alien encounters, of classified files and hidden secrets, of enigmatic ancient structures on the surface of Mars, of extraordinary tales of a definitive whistleblower nature, and of much, much more of an earth-shattering and paradigm-changing nature.
Sensational and mind-blowing, they are, collectively, The NASA Conspiracies.
Nick Redfern works full-time as an author, lecturer and journalist. He specializes in writing about a wide range of unsolved mysteries, including Bigfoot, UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster, alien encounters, the Chupacabras and government conspiracies. He writes regularly for UFO Magazine; Fate; Fortean Times; and Paranormal Magazine. His previous books include Contactees; Memoirs of a Monster Hunter; There’s Something in the Woods; and Strange Secrets. Nick has appeared on numerous television shows, including the History Channel’s Monster Quest and UFO Hunters; the National Geographic Channel’s Paranatural; and the SyFy Channel’s Proof Positive. Redfern lives in