This issue of The MOON was inspired by writers—so many of whom sent excellent pieces on aliens and Sasquatch in response to The MOON’s January theme, “All sentient beings”—that I felt compelled to create an outlet for their work.
Once one starts investigating, the case for UFOs and extraterrestrial visits to our planet is quite compelling. Respected scientists and high-ranking military and intelligence officials—including many former astronauts—attest to their presence. This month’s lead interview is with one such eyewitness: retired Air Force officer Robert Salas, who was Deputy Crew Commander and Missile Launch Officer in Charge on March 24, 1967, when a UFO disabled all ten nuclear missiles under his command.
The case for Sasquatch is less officially documented—yet still has scientists no less credible than Jane Goodall and Dr. Jeff Meldrum, of Idaho State University’s Biological Sciences Department, vouch for their existence.
UFO investigators and Sasquatch hunters resist being linked. But, as writer Nick Redfern points out, UFOs and Sasquatch have frequently been sighted in the same vicinity. And, though both UFO investigators and Sasquatch hunters insist upon the physical reality of their quarries, extraterrestrials and Sasquatch might also be something more–something “interdimensional.” Dr. John Mack, a Harvard Medical School professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author who counseled hundreds of people claiming to have been abducted by aliens, expresses the view that extraterrestrials are, indeed, that—able to move between dimensions in a way that we deem impossible or miraculous. And Native American cultures all over North America share stories of the Sasquatch—a giant “elder brother,” the “stick man,” who is both physical and a spirit being. We’re honored to share these perspectives in this month’s issue.
And then there are the short stories and poetry! Great new contributions by Margaret Karmazin, Garrett Rowlan, John C. Mannone, Jon Moray, and Jason Preu, plus reprints of two of the stories that inspired the issue, by Leea Glasheen and Puloma Mukherjee. All this, plus Movies You Might’ve Missed, and MOON Shine in the April issue.
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