Stranger In Their Midst...

Originally appeared in the Roswell Daily Record

UFO Festival Edition July 2007

alien stranger, stranger in their midst<br />
Guy Malone

Really, I just meant to get my book placed locally, then maybe move back to my home. I really, really didn’t mean to stay. But God had other plans, it turned out. My book was rejected by the UFO Museum “because it dealt with religion” I was told, and then strangely enough, it was also rejected by the local Christian bookstore “because it dealt with UFOs!”

Stymied for quite awhile, eventually I took the odd step of opening a storefront billed as “the only location in Roswell New Mexico offering biblical perspectives on UFOs and abductions.”

2nd location, conveniently located right across from The UFO Museum

Read closely; and you’ll see why it’s no wonder that they hated me so much.

Outsider. Fanatic. Trouble-maker. Kook. Cult. Devil-worshiper …  (and on the more complimentary side,  “Rebel with a Cause”  and even “Renaissance Man” according to one Roswell Daily Record photo caption). You name it, since moving to Roswell in 1999, I’ve been called it.

For those who’ve never taken the time to read or investigate my works, many of those names above might actually seem appropriate. Although I originally came here as a counter-cult researcher, it appears I’ve occasionally been mistaken as “one of” those I was sent to reach – the UFO cults making a formal religion out of their UFO-related beliefs.

Spurred by the Heaven’s Gate tragedy a full decade ago (where 39 people committed suicide to rendezvous with a UFO allegedly passing Earth behind a comet), I wrote a pretty simple book while living in Nashville TN, brought it here, and have continued to make a strange kind of history, I suppose.

Come Sail Away book cover

The unexpected popularity of the above site and book eventually inspired the move to Roswell, New Mexico to begin reaching interested parties with a Biblical view.
Now out of print, but often one pops up
on Amazon, at a ridiculous price

Not that there was ever much demand for such, but in the one place the entire world looks to for “the truth” I figured the Word of God had to be in the mix, and represented from Roswell, New Mexico.

Locally, the store wasn’t exactly a hit, but globally, it attracted much press and internet traffic. Obviously I wasn’t the only one interested in this biblical view angle, and far from the only author writing from such a perspective.

Outsider. Fanatic. Trouble-maker. Kook. Cult. Devil-worshiper …  (and on the more complimentary side,  “Rebel with a Cause”  and even “Renaissance Man” according to one Roswell Daily Record photo caption). You name it, since moving to Roswell in 1999, I’ve been called it.

For those who’ve never taken the time to read or investigate my works, many of those names above might actually seem appropriate. Although I originally came here as a counter-cult researcher, it appears I’ve occasionally been mistaken as “one of” those I was sent to reach – the UFO cults making a formal religion out of their UFO-related beliefs.

Spurred by the Heaven’s Gate tragedy a full decade ago (where 39 people committed suicide to rendezvous with a UFO allegedly passing Earth behind a comet), I wrote a pretty simple book while living in Nashville TN, brought it here, and have continued to make a strange kind of history, I suppose.

alien stranger, stranger in their midst<br />
Guy Malone

Really, I just meant to get my book placed locally, then maybe move back to my home. I really, really didn’t mean to stay. But God had other plans, it turned out. My book was rejected by the UFO Museum “because it dealt with religion” I was told, and then strangely enough, it was also rejected by the local Christian bookstore “because it dealt with UFOs!”

Stymied for quite awhile, eventually I took the odd step of opening a storefront billed as “the only location in Roswell New Mexico offering biblical perspectives on UFOs and abductions.”

Come Sail Away book cover

The unexpected popularity of the above site and book eventually inspired the move to Roswell, New Mexico to begin reaching interested parties with a Biblical view.
Now out of print, but often one pops up
on Amazon, at a ridiculous price

2nd location, conveniently located right across from The UFO Museum

Read closely; and you’ll see why it’s no wonder that they hated me so much.

Not that there was ever much demand for such, but in the one place the entire world looks to for “the truth” I figured the Word of God had to be in the mix, and represented from Roswell, New Mexico.

Locally, the store wasn’t exactly a hit, but globally, it attracted much press and internet traffic. Obviously I wasn’t the only one interested in this biblical view angle, and far from the only author writing from such a perspective.

But the real ground-breaking moves began with the conferences my friends and I organized.

Without the sanction or support of previous UFO Festival committees, we brought in a constantly evolving crew of many of the biggest and best names in ufology over the years to present on aspects of the UFO phenomena never before heard in Roswell…

and many more…

…and no small amount of tourists to hear them out, even in the UFO Festival’s recent “off-years.”

Maybe that’s what caught the attention of this year’s UFO Festival committee – credible speakers and a heart for tourism that benefits everybody…

alien stranger

(Then again, maybe it was stunts like this that caught their attention … Whatever.)

 

(The History Channel Interview? Being part of Charisma Magazine’s Cover Story? The “Resistance Is Fertile” Fate Mag Interview? Or maybe, just maybe it was AlienResistance.org being named one of  “Top 10 Alien Abduction sites on the internet” by Peter Robbins of UFO Magazine? Okay #10, but I was on the list…)

Star Trek 40th Anniversary Convention in Seattle

(Or maybe it was the STAR TREK 40th Anniversary Convention in Seattle… VIEW ALL PICS

(Internationally acclaimed photog Matt Hoyle’s visit to shoot me for his book? Those trips to Hollywood, Washington DC, Las Vegas, and more…?

(Or The FOO FIGHTERS concert in Roswell where I showed out? Wanna see my FOO FIGHTERS PICS?

… But given my history I was both surprised and honored to be asked to join Mayor Lagrone’s 2007 UFO Festival committee!

I’ve had the pleasure of serving with many people whom I’d never met, who have worked and planned extremely hard for months and months to produce this 60th Anniversary UFO Festival –

– and the lack of hotel rooms shows we’ve succeeded.

It’s been especially great to have the support and sanction of The City to produce the largest conference I have to-date as well; 20 speakers, 2 PhD’s in the mix, and a truly international representation with credentials Roswell can be proud of hosting. 

alien stranger at 2007 UFO Festival

"The Disclosure Debate"

This is bordering dangerously on acceptance, so it’s probably good that the name-calling still continues, or I might lose my edge. I think it comes mostly from one or two people’s efforts to make themselves somehow look better, by trying to make someone else look bad. Doesn’t really matter – they said a lot worse about Jesus, so I’m in good company.

 

Accept me, and I’ll probably have to leave.

 

Guy Malone

2007 UFO Festival Coordinator