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The Truth is Out There! Check Out Philip Mantle’s Roswell Alien Autopsy: The Truth Behind the Film That Shocked the World



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Roswell Alien Autopsy: The Truth Behind the Film That Shocked the WorldMulder would have loved this one. Former Director of Investigations for the British UFO Research Association Philip Mantle recently released a book about the grainy black-and-white film footage that surfaced in 1995 claiming to be autopsy footage of the Roswell aliens taken in 1947.

All the details on Roswell Alien Autopsy: The Truth Behind the Film That Shocked the World are below. To purchase a copy, you can go right to Roswell Books.

From the Press Release
After the alleged recovery of a UFO and its occupants near Roswell, New Mexico in 1947, did the U.S. military conduct an autopsy on the fallen creatures while cameras documented the eerie event? A new book closely examines the autopsy film. Sixty-five years ago, a strange object crashed in the desert north of Roswell, New Mexico, and witnesses claimed that the bodies of “extraterrestrials” were recovered by the U.S. military and taken to be autopsied at the Roswell Army base. Forty-eight years later, in 1995, a grainy black-and-white film of the alleged autopsy was released worldwide to stunned audiences. The complete story of this controversial film is told in the newly-released book Roswell Alien Autopsy: The Truth Behind the Film that Shocked the World, written by British UFO researcher Philip Mantle, the first person given access to the film.

In 1993, while working as the public relations officer for the British UFO Research Association (BUFORA), Mantle received a call from fellow Briton Ray Santilli, an entrepreneur and filmmaker whom Mantle had never met. Santilli told Mantle that he had “some actual film of the UFO crash at Roswell in l947.” Mantle asked to see it, but a viewing was not arranged until two years later.

In 1995, Mantle met Santilli at his London office and became among the first persons to ever view the alleged alien autopsy footage. Mantle remembers, “The first film Santilli showed us on a TV in his office was the so-called ‘tent footage.’ This poor quality black and white film was said to depict an on-site examination of one of the creatures. Again, to my further surprise, Santilli gave me a copy of this film and allowed me to take it home with me on the proviso that I did not show it in public.”Santilli told Mantle that he acquired the film from a retired U.S. Army cameraman who claimed to have been present at the autopsy in 1947 of extraterrestrials recovered at the Roswell UFO crash. Mantle kept his word not to release any information about the film while Santilli figured out how best to market it, but a fellow UFO researcher accidentally let the film’s existence leak out to the general public. Suddenly, Santilli, Mantle, and others who knew about the film were deluged by intense media interest from all over the world.

Eventually, the alien autopsy film was featured on a Fox TV documentary called “Alien Autopsy: Fact or Fiction?” aired in August 1995. The program earned some of the highest ratings ever for a FOX Network special, and two updated versions of the documentary were broadcast later, giving viewers more information and additional footage from Santilli. The alien autopsy footage became a worldwide sensation and a hot topic of discussion at virtually every UFO gathering. For many people, the autopsy film became definite proof of the existence of UFOs and extraterrestrials on our planet. And then the roof caved in. Dubious about the film from the beginning, Mantle continued working hard behind the scenes to discover more about Santilli’s alien footage. Mantle spent years studying the film, talking to film experts, interviewing special effects wizards, and doing everything in his power to either authenticate or discredit the footage. It was not an easy path, and Mantle was often faced by seemingly insurmountable obstacles, clever mixtures of truth and lies, mysteries wrapped within other mysteries, and an ever lingering doubt about Santilli and his film. This 318-page book chronicles in full detail Mantle’s all-consuming obsession with uncovering the truth about the film that he helped Santilli launch upon the world. It is the most engaging of mystery stories describing how Mantle painstakingly peeled away layer after layer of the deceit and misdirection that so often plagues the UFO research community. In the end, as most people now realize, Mantle was instrumental in uncovering the “dirty little secrets” behind the making of the alien autopsy film, which most UFO researchers now consider to be a hoax, based largely on the hard work and determination of Philip Mantle.

Praise for Mantle’s work and for the U.K. edition of his book has been overwhelming. British UFO researcher Andy Roberts said, “The Alien Autopsy changed the world of ufology forever in 1995, causing it to shatter into even more polarized factions. Was it real or was it fake? The autopsy film transcended both categories to take on a reality of its own. In this book Philip Mantle has chronicled the passage of the autopsy from its birth, when Ray Santilli revealed it to the world to its current status as icon of the impossible. Whodunit? Hard to tell, although after reading this book you’ll have a head full of suspicion … As a hybrid between “Cluedo” and “The X-Files,” it can’t be beat and should be read by everyone with even a vague interest in the subject of aliens.” Nick Pope, the former head of UFO research for the British government, adds, “The Alien Autopsy Film is either proof of an extraterrestrial presence on Earth and an associated government cover-up, or the greatest hoax of all time. Philip Mantle’s book is a fascinating and comprehensive investigation into the greatest and most controversial mystery of our time.” Whitley Strieber, bestselling author of “Communion” and “The Greys,” calls Mantle’s book “a searching, insightful and much needed examination of the truths and lies behind the famous ‘alien autopsy’ film. It shines light into the shadows surrounding this world-famous piece of film. Is it a fake or not? This engaging mystery story takes the reader in some very surprising directions. A most interesting and provocative book.”

Author Philip Mantle is the former Director of Investigations for the British UFO Research Association, former Mutual UFO Network representative for England, and an honorary member of the Research Institute on Anomalous Phenomena in the Ukraine. He is an international lecturer on the subject of UFOs and has also worked for a variety of TV and radio companies around the world. He lives in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England.

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Freddy’s Greatest Hits Vinyl Re-issue Is a Must-Own



Strange Disc Records has just announced that it will be releasing “Freddy’s Greatest Hits – The Elm Street Group” on vinyl starting this Wednesday with pre-orders expected to ship in January 2018.

Not only that but Mondo announced they will be releasing an exclusive variant pressed on “Freddy Sweater” striped vinyl. This LP from Mondo is limited to 400 and will cost you $25.

For those who might not know, “Freddy’s Greatest Hits” was originally released in 1987. The record contains nine tracks (covers, originals, and instrumentals) with Robert Englund doing the voice of Freddy over the top.

I don’t know about you but this has just made my list of must-own items. But I’d prefer an original copy. That said an original copy is probably hundreds of buck on eBay as opposed to this version for a mere $25 bucks. Not bad.

You can check out the full track listing and a sample song below. Then make sure to hit us up and let us know if you’ll be snagging a copy in the comments below!

Track Listing

1. “Do The Freddy”
Freddy and the Dreamers cover, as well as a parody.
The lyrics were changed to fit Freddy Krueger persona and elements

2. “Obsession”
original song

3. “Wooly Bully”
Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs cover.
Freddy (Robert Englund) provides the opening lyrics.

4. “Don’t Sleep”
original song

5. “In The Midnight Hour”
Wilson Pickett cover

6. “All I Have To Do Is Dream”
Everly Brothers cover

7. “Dance or Else”
original song

8. “Down in the Broiler Room”
original song

9. “Elm Street Dreams”
original song

Pre-orders begin Wednesday, November 22.

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That is One Gigantic Steampunk Squid…



Perhaps one of the greatest sci-fi adventures novels ever written, Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was a landmark book, one that was decades ahead of its time. The story follows the crew of the Nautilus, a submarine commanded by Captain Nemo, as they venture in search of a giant sea monster. It was the basis for several film adaptations and the character of Captain Nemo played a pivotal role in the graphic novel series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

So why am I bringing this up, you ask? Because Tor Books is releasing Nemo Rising, a sequel, this Christmas! Written by C. Courtney Joyner, the story once again follows Nemo, although this book sees him a prisoner that must be pardoned by President Ulysses S. Grant in order to face an onslaught of more sea monsters.

Normally, I wouldn’t bother you all with this, but I happen to have a soft spot in my heart for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and the cover art for the book is fucking epic! I’ve always been a fan of cephalopods, and I’ve found the steampunk aesthetic to be pretty fascinating. Combine them both along with giant monsters, and you damn well better believe that I’m 100% into it! Plus, it’s wrapped itself around the Nautilus, which is already a giant vessel, so now I’m wondering just how large these mechanical monstrosities are…

Nemo Rising will be released on hardcover from Tor Books on December 26, 2017.

Sea monsters are sinking ships up and down the Atlantic Coast. Enraged that his Navy is helpless against this onslaught and facing a possible World War as a result, President Ulysses S. Grant is forced to ask for assistance from the notorious Captain Nemo, in Federal prison for war crimes and scheduled for execution.

Grant returns Nemo’s submarine, the infamous Victorian Steampunk marvel Nautilus, and promises a full Presidential pardon if Nemo hunts down and destroys the source of the attacks. Accompanied by the beautiful niece of Grant’s chief advisor, Nemo sets off under the sea in search of answers. Unfortunately, the enemy may be closer than they realize…

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Filming On Blumhouse’s Halloween Pushed to January



Looks like filming on Blumhouse’s upcoming sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween from Danny McBride and David Gordon Green has been pushed back a few months.

Not a huge deal, though. Only till January.

Filming on Halloween (2018) was supposed to begin this October (natch) but now it seems the film still has some cast to fill out.

The news comes to us via a South Carolina casting agency, The Island Packet, who are still seeking extras for the new film. In fact, if you are from the South Carolina area, you can be an extra in the film. Just click the link above for more details.

I wish I lived in or around South Carolina because being in this new Halloween would be a f*cking dream come true. If you’re in the area, get on it. You owe it to the rest of us! Haha?

How excited would you be to be an extra in this new Halloween? Let us know below!

Blumhouse’s Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green from a script he co-wrote with Danny McBride. The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Judy Greer and is executive produced and scored by John Carpenter.

Halloween (2018) hits theaters Oct. 19, 2018.


Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

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