Whitley's Journal
Saturday, October 21, 2000
Congress has just passed one of the worst bills ever devised. It is the Intelligence Authorization Act of 2001, which quietly adds powers to the Executive Branch that will extend unprecedented powers to the presidency and all but destroy the cause of intelligence reform. It could not send out a clearer message: this congress intends to give...
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Thursday, August 24, 2000
From the first, the UFO question has been shrouded in secrecy. Some blame the US government for this, and that isn't wrong. But it is also true that whatever is behind this phenomenon is also extremely secretive and careful. However, a close examination of the phenomenon reveals that there has been a slow, steady process of accumulation of...
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Friday, July 21, 2000
The world's weather is deteriorating much more rapidly than Art Bell and I ever dreamed possible when we were writing the Coming Global Superstorm. At the same time, the media and the government continue to take a wait-and-see posture. Worse, at a time when our world and our country are going to need imaginative and effective leadership, the...
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Sunday, April 2, 2000
Over the past few years, I have watched Art Bell and his family walk through the dark places of hell. I have seen the quiet courage of heartland America at work, and the deep injuries to the soul that come from being treated to irresponsible attention from the media. Now Art is retiring from radio. For each of us who love him, who respect...
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Friday, March 24, 2000
I thought I would like to write a little bit about Dreamland. First, to thank everybody who listens. Second, to say that all the e-mail is really very welcome. But remember that we get about 5,000 e-mails a month, so we can't answer everybody. Also, we are finding that e-mail is not instantaneous, so questions for the show are coming a little...
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Saturday, March 18, 2000
--New Study Shows Repressed Memories are Real It is two thirty in the morning on March 17. I have just awakened from one of the most disturbing nightmares of my life. In this nightmare, I am in a school. It?s about 1948, and the school is in a large building that is, I believe, on Randolph Air Force Base. Our teacher is Dr. Krause. I am sent...
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Tuesday, January 4, 2000
The comments about the Second Coming in my last journal entry have caused some consternation among Christians. This was not my intention. What I was trying to say was that Christianity is an inner state as well as an outer one. I feel that literalists--and by this I do not mean all fundamentalists- -are not looking within for the kingdom, and...
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Sunday, January 2, 2000
(Goin? From One Piece of Holy Ground to the Next) Y2K chaos?not. The Second Coming--not. Armageddon--not. A million tons of low-grade gunpowder all lit up and a whole lot of beer down the gullet of the world?you got it! I don?t know about you, but I feel as if we just got to the summit of a mountain that we?ve been struggling toward for all of...
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Saturday, December 4, 1999
By Whitley Strieber Copyright (c) 1999, Whitley Strieber Next week, the book I have written with Art Bell, The Coming Global Superstorm, will be published, and I am about to suffer from the same press torments that have dogged me since I published Communion. I am routinely punished for writing that book, either by false and unfair reviews, or...
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Tuesday, September 14, 1999
A couple of months ago, I quit putting material up on this website. The reason was that I was so overwhelmed with work that something had to go. Art and I were finishing our book, I was learning how to host a radio program, a lot of personal things were happening, and I was having the most intense series of contact experiences that have come...
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Thursday, June 3, 1999
So many hard things have happened in the past couple of weeks, I hardly know where to begin. Terence McKenna lies gravely ill in a Honolulu hospital, Dick Hoagland is recovering from a massive heart attack, Roger Leir had a heart attack a few days ago, and the anguish that Art Bell and his family are undergoing has finally been made public....
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Monday, May 10, 1999
A massive forest fire is burning the West Kalimantan province of Indonesian Borneo. The fire, outside the provincial capital of Palankaraya, was started during a land-clearing operation. The fire has become huge, and a vast cloud of haze is spreading across the region, causing health problems and complicating air operations in surrounding...
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Monday, February 22, 1999
Since my special has aired, I have been getting a lot of questions about whether or not the visitors are "real." I put that word in quotation marks for a reason. It is because it seems quite doubtful to me that we are going to be able to determine that in the same way that we can determine whether or not a stone is real. Look at the 1996 NASA...
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Tuesday, February 9, 1999
Even though my special hasn't yet been seen, I'm already getting outraged e-letters about it. There's even a website that condemns it as "probably just another skeptic's hatchet job." Some are screaming at me for having Philip Klass on the program, others for having David Jacobs, others for daring to mention implants.
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Tuesday, January 12, 1999
Well, all of a sudden it's the new year and I am back from three weeks in Europe, most of which I spent flat on my back with the flu. However, I did get to meet Msgr. Corrado Balducci, thanks to the kind assistance of German UFO investigator Michael Hessemann. I confirmed that the interview with Msgr. Balducci that appears in Confirmation is...
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Thursday, December 31, 1998
On May 11, 1998, I was scheduled by my publisher to give a short speech and autograph books in the Pentagon Bookstore. When I arrived, I was disappointed to find that the public could not get in. At the same time, this also meant that my audience would consist exclusively of Pentagon employees, which was quite interesting to me. I wondered...
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Friday, December 18, 1998
The first indication of how financial professionals expect Y2K (The Year 2000 Problem) to affect the economy has appeared in the form of a financial futures trade that reveals their private thinking on this matter. This trade, which consists of a combination of long (purchase) and short (sale for later repurchase at a lower price) positions...
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Sunday, December 6, 1998
So much has happened recently, I hardly know where to begin. First, the internet is humming about Joe Firmage, the person behind Project Kairos and the new documents released on that website. I feel that many of these must be authentic. Although they have been sent to many reporters, the media has been totally silent about them. As the UFO...
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Monday, November 16, 1998
There is no credible evidence that anything like a landing of UFOs is going to take place on December 7, 1998, or indeed at any other time. A lot of excitement is presently being generated about a landing occurring in Sedona, AZ, on that date. Some UFO investigators are claiming that this is the beginning of the battle for earth-- and, in the...
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Friday, November 6, 1998
Last night I did Art Bell's show, and it was really a joy to be back after the turmoil of the past month. Art was his usual self-- a master at getting the maximum amount of interest and information out of the program. We talked about an event that took place in southern California on September 10, when two of the witnesses on the show saw...
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Tuesday, November 3, 1998
The "Confirmation" Special is finished. It will be the first UFO special on a major network, and it is going to offer an objective look at the phenomenon. The skeptics get to state their case clearly and forcefully, and so do the believers. Nobody is trashed or treated with disrespect. And why should they be? Not a single soul who appears on...
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Sunday, November 1, 1998
So much has happened since last I sat down to this journal. It's been so long because I have been in a state of profound inner turmoil and discovery for these past few months. The reason is that the encounter I had on June 6 has gradually moved to the center of my inner life. I have reconstructed some of the conversation and found, to my...
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Friday, September 4, 1998
I have been receiving calls from various people, primarily the leaders of different local MUFON groups, asking me why I have said one nasty thing or another about them. One MUFON was concerned that I had been saying that their group "channeled." Another was upset that I had claimed that their group was a nest of "true believers."
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Sunday, July 19, 1998
It had been twenty months since my last encounter. When we lost our cabin in upstate New York, my thrilling life of weekly and even daily encounters ended. In the years in the little condo in Texas-- hard years of poverty and struggling to make ends meet-- I had only two encounters. For the whole first year, I would meditate night after night...
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Sunday, July 19, 1998
The more implants get removed and convincing UFO footage appears, the more concrete the visitors become. But is this good? If we become absolutely convinced that they are real, will that be the trigger that brings them pouring into our lives? I don't know, and I don't want my work to be part of the catalyst for this. So I want to remind you: I...
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Thursday, July 9, 1998
Thank you so much, everybody who jammed the bookstores for me. It was so damn wonderful to see you and be with you. I only wish that I could be personal friends with every one of you. Thank you for caring.
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Wednesday, May 6, 1998
It's May 7, 1998, and I am sitting in a friend's house in New York City a day after taping the Rosie O'Donnell show. At the moment, the show is going to air on July 20, but that may change. When the date is firm, it will appear in my schedule. Ever since Rosie sent me a letter about her experiences years ago, I have counted her among the...
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Sunday, April 5, 1998
In the fall, I worked on a feature for Life Magazine with a distinguished photographer, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. Tim has been a friend for many years, and was the first person outside of my family who I told about my close encounter experiences. We went to New York, Denver, Ventura, Glenrock, Wyoming and Gulf Breeze to take pictures of UFO...
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Friday, March 20, 1998
That sighting began a series of sightings in Florida that has been quite amazing. To date, there have been over three hundred, I understand. A few days after we had ours, a witness took a video of a daylight disk that was shown on local TV. When we were at the annual Project Awareness conference in March, a UFO was videotaped from the porch...
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Monday, February 9, 1998
Since Pat Robertson suggested that people who believe in aliens ought to be stoned to death, there has been a slight but worrisome increase in my security problems. Heretofore, I have never experienced any sense of threat at all, except at the end at our old cabin in upstate New York. Unfortunately, since I have the only easily recognized...
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