A Cryptid “Hangar 18?”

Posted by: Nick Redfern on January 30th, 2014


There’s a new Mysterious Universe article from me that starts like this…

“There can be very few people (if any!) with an interest in UFOs who have not heard of the tales of so-called ‘alien bodies in the morgue.’ Area 51, ‘Hangar 18,’ Homestead Air Force Base, the Dugway Proving Ground, and many more highly secret, fortified installations have all been suggested as the final resting places for the preserved corpses of extraterrestrial entities. But, what of so-called cryptids, such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the Abominable Snowman, the Chupacabras and other mysterious, or unacknowledged, creatures?

“Although they are far less known than those involving their alleged alien counterparts, there are a number of cases on file that suggest it’s not just the bodies of beings from beyond our solar system that are held deep below ground, in well-guarded, bunker-style facilities. Welcome to the controversial saga of the morgue of monsters.”

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One Response to “A Cryptid “Hangar 18?””

  1. springheeledjack responds:

    That’s the lovely thing about conspiracy theories…there’s always enough to warrant there being the possibility of such a thing (or things), and never quite enough to know for sure.

    I’ve heard conspiracy theories for Bigfoots: that the government moves in whenever a carcass is found just to cover it up to protect the logging industry or any number of others.

    There’s one raging right now about the National Park Service: those mysterious Missing 411 books by David Paulides about massive numbers of people disappearing every couple of years in our national parks all across the U.S. and how the Parks Services are not doing much about it (not to mention possible FBI involvement as well as the government), either to protect the reputation of the parks or just to keep the tourist dollars coming.

    Conspiracy theories can drive you crazy because there’s always just enough info to keep it alive (and I’m sure it has driven more than one person over the edge), but no one can ever get those holy grails of proof.

    Does that mean they don’t exist? Who knows. I’m guessing every person with any even meager amount of imagination and rational thought has a personal passion for some conspiracy theory or another…even if it’s mundane like thinking Marilyn Monroe was bumped off by the government for getting a little too friendly with JFK.

    I know I have a couple I buy into, but in the end, they’re just tantalizing enough to give you something to do on a boring Saturday afternoon…or a way to pass the time while you’re stuck in traffic.

    Is there a storage facility with a morguish bestiary of all of our favorite cryptids? It’s possible, I’m just not sure it’s probable. On the other hand, if there is, I want to see just what the heck the Mongolian Death Worm really is…

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