Sunday, March 27, 2011

Moseley, Nazca Lines and the Cosmic Balance

Was Jim Moseley the first to make the connection?

A while ago I was talking telephonically (not telepathically) with Jim, editor of Saucer Smear, about an article he wrote for my blog dealing with the Nazca lines in Peru. Back in the 1950s he visited that area and formulated the theory that the lines were evidence of mankind's contact with beings beyond this world, a theory he shared in Fate magazine.

I asked him if he was the one who originated the idea, years before Erich Von Daniken came on the scene. Jim, who at times can be humble, declined to make that statement.

At some point I was going to dig into the matter via Google but I never got around to it.

Recently Jim sent me a copy of a snail mail letter from an online reader, a Curt Collins of Jackson, MS, who did the research, proving that Jim is indeed the first to publicly propose the theory. Collins cites an entry from the Skeptic's Dictionary site that James W. Moseley originated the idea in his article in the October 1955 issue of Fate magazine. Collins mentions that other online citations can be found.

Jim is amused by this because he no longer believes the Nazca lines are patterns on a ET landing area.

As these things work out, Von Daniken took Jim's idea, ran with it, and made a good chunk of change with books like Chariots of the Gods. But Jim plugs away in relatively obscurity, no bestseller books footing his bills, putting out his UFO zine, Saucer Smear, a labor of love, not money. If you want to compensate for this gross cosmic imbalance, send two dollars (US bills) to James Moseley, PO Box 1709, Key West, FL 33041 for a sample copy of Smear. After all, Jim makes more sense than Von Daniken with 90 per cent less BS.

Support cosmic balance.

1 comment:

X. Dell said...

Too bad we can't run with it. I think we both deserve to make an easy buck. Don't you?

Chariots of the Gods made me burst out in laughter--not because of the subject matter, but because of von Daniken's relentless rhetorical questions. For giggles, I was tempted to answer them all and send him my response in a letter.