Yo, If you are a June Lake Looper, chances are you have heard about this interesting subject. If not, then learn a little June Lake history. This article was previously published in the Mammoth Times. dm
I was working as a cub reporter for the Mono Herald newspaper in Mammoth Lakes in the early 1980s. In walked this guy in his early thirties with a blond Afro, and he told me a story I will never forget. He said he was a member of the Church of the Cosmic Origin in June Lake, and that relations with his fellow church members had gone sour; it had to do with a disagreement over the true belief. The Church of the Cosmic Origin was founded by Hope Troxell from Pasadena, Calif. She received a vision that Carson Peak in June Lake is a major UFO pathway and moved there to start a church.
The fellow told me that when he was 11, he was abducted by a UFO in June Lake, probed and released back. He said his father was the head of UFO intelligence investigations after WWII and had the photos to prove it. He claimed it is difficult to distinguish between real and unreal UFOs. That people have had the technology to build high-tech flying vehicles in their garages for years, and these are the objects that can be identified. He went on to say that there are other UFOs that cannot be explained and are the real thing; like the one he was abducted in.
So when Hope Troxell moved to June Lake he became a natural follower. In time his fellow church members would not accept his ideas and began to shun him. They would hold hands in the middle of the night around his trailer and chant. That made him real paranoid and super-squirrelly. It wasn’t unusual behavior though, as these people were known to stay up all night looking for UFOs.
I wasn’t buying into the whole story and forgot about it. Presently, a friend of mine from high school was visiting me one afternoon in June Lake. We were having a barbecue in the back of the house, when the guy with the blond Afro drove up in a yellow Cadillac. He said, “Man, I just saw some UFOs right up there in the sky above Carson Peak.” We looked up and saw two lights moving at light speed in a V pattern. It lasted about a split second. We looked at each other, then at him, and told him that we both saw it. He got in his Caddy and split. It was too much, and we still talk about it to this day.
What is the truth and what is science fiction about UFOs? What if there are no higher forms of life on other planets, and humans search in vain never to find it? That would make the earth and all life on it that much more important to preserve. Alien forms of life could already be with us transported by particles from outer space, in the form of viruses that could someday conquer the world.
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