Sunday, January 13, 2013

Close Encounters of the Twinning Kind

Time. Towers. Twins.

Colorado's Chimney Rock was declared by President Barack Obama, on September 21, 2012, a national monument. As Department of the Interior photographs show, Chimney Rock is actually a twin formation.

Stephen King's birthday is on the same date on the calendar. King was born September 21, 1947, in Portland, Maine. (I've been keenly aware of this since I moved to Portland, Maine in the early 1980s. I was also born in 1947. An early Maine article about me and my books called me "Maine's nonfiction Stephen King." I'm not sure Mr. King appreciated that, but then, I didn't write it. A newspaper reporter did. The newsperson was doing some twinning.)

Shining is a Stephen King movie set in Colorado, and features memorable twins.

There are other "Chimney Rock" sites in the USA. One is in Nebraska.

Another Chimney Rock exists in North Carolina.

Jacque Vallée (right) and J. Allen Hynek (left) 

In Close Encounters of the Third Kind, François Truffaut plays the character Claude LaCombe, who is based on ufologist Jacques F. Vallée, Ph. D.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (a/k/a Close Encounters or CE3K) is a 1977 science fiction film written and directed by Steven Spielberg and features actors Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, Bob Balaban, and Cary Guffey. The movie was released on November 16, 1977. That was quite a year. Many people have made the mistake of placing the movie as having been released before the Dover Demon sightings, which were in April 1977. Debunkers of the sighting infrequently state the Dover Demon was merely a remembrance of the little aliens in that film. But they have their chronology off.

I investigated the Dover Demon case throughout the Spring of 1977; I named it too. Then I assembled a team for the re-interviewing of the eyewitnesses, headed by Walt N. Webb, assistant director of the Hayden Planetarium of Boston's Museum of Science. Due to Walt Webb or Dr. Josef Allen Hynek or both, I was invited to a pre-release preview showing of Close Encounters. We did want to see what the aliens looked like, and compare them to the Dover Demon. The resemblance was close.
What was also startling at the screening was something else. Sitting in front of Walt and me was the actor from one scene in the movie, shown in the photo above. I remarked later how this actor's human features vaguely seemed have been chosen to mirror those of the main alien in the film, presenting a mirror image moment.

One of the other major characters in Close Encounters, surprisingly to all of us back then, is the Devils Tower. The obsessive drawings of and creating of the Devils Tower imagery by the participants in the movie paralleled the actual experiences of the Dover Demon eyewitnesses. Two of the four who saw the Dover Demon kept making drawings of the creature.

The Dover Demon is featured on the cover and in the contents of my forthcoming (August 2013) book Monsters of Massachusetts from Stackpole Books.

In the comments below, Molly shares her alert on "Fatima's Hand, Hombori, Mali":

Wikipedia: Timm Guenther (Timm Busshaus)
By "coincidence," on Sunday, January 13, 2013, western media sources began reporting on the invasion of Mali on Friday, January 11th. See, for example, "French, EU Troops Invade Mali for Azawad Offensive."

Hombori Tondo (Mount Tondo) is visible on this war map, SE of Tombouctou (Timbuktu), Mali.


Michael said...

I had just left a page about "twin" comets due to put on a show for us in 2013, one of which was discovered on 9/21/12, and then visited TL.

Comet ISON to shine brighter than Hale-Bopp in November 2013

Loren Coleman said...

Thank you, Michael, for sharing your link. That is an intriguing coincidence. I had not seen your page yet.

I have no idea why I decided to write and post this collection of random thoughts tonight.

Anonymous said...

I had been reading Vallee's "Messengers of Deception" and looking into abduction phenomena before jumping in just now to see what's new on your blog. It is a subject I hadn't touched in a couple of years, in any significant depth.

Guy Edwards said...

It is common misconception that the caretaker's daughters in The Shining were twins. It is an easy assumption to make, but the "Grady girls" were not twins in the Stephen King novel, nor were they intended to be twins in the movie. They were even played by girls of two different ages; 8 and 10.

Loren Coleman said...

Of course, twinning and twins often hanothing to do with biological twins but with the illusion of similarities and likeness. I have an "Irish twin," a brother who was born 11 months after I was.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of putting on a show, the Investigation/Discovery channel will premiere a new program this week called 'Redrum'...

Molly said...

Write "fatima's hand Hombori Mali"
in Google`images,
You will see a very interesting formation in Mali,W.Africa

Anonymous said...

“In the Final days we will look up in our heavens and witness the return of the two brothers who helped create this world in the birthing time... The twins will be seen in our North Western skies. They will come and visit, flying in their Patuwvotas, or flying shields- to see who still remembered the original teachings... Not far behind the twins will come the Purifier, The Red Katchina (a 'Red Star'), who will bring the Day of Purification... Many will appear to have lost their souls in these final days. So intense will the nature of the changes be that those who are weak in spiritual awareness will go insane, for we are nothing without spirit... Many things will begin to occur that will not make sense, for reality will be shifting back in and out of the dream state... Then we will awaken to the RED DAWN. The sky will be the color of blood, many things will then begin to happen that right now we are not sure of their exact nature. For much of reality will not be as it is now..."