'SPIRIT OF THE AGE'/GORDON CREIGHTON
1908-2003 (95 years)
-TRIBUTE TO AN UNCOMMON WONDEROUS LIFE-
By: 'Sweeps' Fox
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It was with the greatest sadness that we reported the 'passing' of Gordon Creighton-Editor of 'Flying Saucer Review' magazine in our September 2003 'Newsletter'. He was one of the great 'Spirits of the Age' as a scholar and a visionary. He was also a kindred soul and friend. I'm very fortunate to be able to say that. He wasn't just one in a million...he was 'one of a kind'. The 'great' person is different in every way from all other people. Gordon Creighton sure fit that bill.
*CLICK ON 1st GORDON PHOTO-More to come:
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Somewhere along the way...from the barefoot boy on a farm who didn't start school until age 11...he 'mastered' the study of no less than 20 languages...including Sanskrit, Chinese, Tibetan, Arabic, and Hebrew. He described himself as an 'Orientalist'.
He was more than that. Gordon was 'self made'...doing it his way. He would come to be a very high ranking British diplomat, a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, and the Royal Geographical Society.
He was educated at Storford College, Cambridge University, and In a Paris school of Political Science. His diplomatic career was with the Foreign Office, The Ministry of Defence…where he was an intelligence Officer for 8 years dealing with Russian and Chinese matters.
Gordon would work in Whitehall IN A TOP SECRET SECTION NEAR THE AIR MINISTRY'S DEALING WITH INVESTIGATING AND STUDYING UFO'S/ALIENS…and served abroad in various HIGH Diplomatic posts.
Gordon was first sent as an Attaché to the British Embassy in Beijing. His career was in the ascendant. Progressively he would become HM Vice-Counsel in both Tientsin China, and Chunking. Later he would be the First Secretary again in Beijing. Other lofty postings included HM Counsel at Nanking and Shanghai.
*CLICK ON GORDON'S PHOTO…in full consular regalia at 30 years of age (1938) in China:
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It was during this period that he saw his first UFO...and began a life long quest to investigate and disseminate FACTS and information about their implication for humankind. He was a very early pioneer and free spirit, dedicated to pursuing truth**
Not to be confined to Asia...he would also be posted as HM Council at Recife, Brazil and as the Consul-General at Antwerp Belgium...and in New Orleans in the United States.
*BUT what piqued his curiosity and interest FOREVER ...would be that seeing of a UFO in Western China near Tibet in 1941…while at a British Embassy post in China's wartime Capital of Chungking.
*CLICK ON A SIMILAR UFO PHOTO-CHINA 1942:
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The MODERN UFO flap is dated as starting from the WW2 era. The photo above…actually was taken over Nanking, China in 1942. An amazing indisputable early photograph which could never be 'explained'...so 'THEY' forgot about it.
Gordon's lifelong quest of UFO/'Alien' study was paired with his unquenchable search, and indefatigable pursuit of the multi-dimensional nature of 'Reality' itself. He would begin a forty year devoted investigation of all the world's major religions...but more into the esoteric, psychic, and paranormal aspects of 'our being'/cum 'Spirituality'.
He was also…a true scholar of Eastern mysticism and its' implications for providing wisdom over mere knowledge. For many years he was also a member of the Society for Psychical Research and of the world renowned 'Ghost Club'.
When 'Flying Saucer Review' was established in 1955, he would become a regular contributor. Later he would sit on the magazine's board and became EDITOR in 1982.
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It is the most highly regarded and oldest of the UFO magazines.
After taking part, producing, or translating numerous books of UFO's, and participating in over 40 radio and TV programs on the subject…'BIG BROTHER' would clamp down on him. HE HAD BEEN BANNED/OUTRIGHT EXCLUDED, THE LAST 16 YEARS OF HIS LIFE, FROM ANY BRITISH MEDIA DEALING WITH THE SUBJECT.
His 'government service'…and 'State Secrets Act'…was cited as reasons to impose such restrictive measures. THE BAN WAS INCLUSIVE OF FORBIDDING EVEN THE MENTION OF 'FLYING SAUCER REVIEW' IN ANY OF THE BRITISH MEDIA…although MOST of the Members Of Parliament got monthly copies of His 'Flying Saucer Review Magazine'.
IF 'YOU' THINK THIS CAN'T HAPPEN IN A FREE COUNTRY...THINK AGAIN FOLKS.
I MET/CONTACTED GORDON THROUGH MY FRIENDSHIP AND WORK WITH DESMOND LESLIE-CASTLE LESLIE. Desmond was one of the 3 FOUNDERS of 'Flying Saucer Review'.
*CLICK ON PHOTO OF GORDON…At an age when 'Sweeps' knew him:
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Gordon was also interviewed by Dr. Steven Greer of 'The Disclosure Project'…and would become on of the over 400 witnesses who would have given testimony to the U.S. Congress under Oath about the Reality of UFO's and the ET existence on our Planet.
'Sweeps and Gordon would correspond, & phone each other frequently over the years. Many times he would phone me or I him...at one, two, or four O'clock in the morning. Seems we were both 'insomniac Night Owls'. We would talk sometimes for an hour or so. You are greatly missed. Least we forget the 'Light' you brought./'Sweeps'
PLEASE SEE SIDE REPORT:
**Gordon would have embraced & revelled in the telling of the 'Welcome Wagon' UFO article-BELOW- & give a knowing laugh.
ONE FOR THE BOOKS-A MOST EXCITING UFO ADVENTURE...WHEN IT HAPPENS TO YOU
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Some people ATTRACT UFO's...that's an historical fact folks. So...in that frame I'm going to tell you all about 'The UFO that followed us home from Dublin Airport'
It was on the 15th Aug. 2003…just before midnight on the road outside of Dundalk. It lasted a full 22 minutes...into the early morning of the 16th of August.
We had even gotten out of the car to CONTINUE signaling outside of Castleblaney. It was a very bright 'ball of light' type craft, which arced up and down in a half moon pattern...hovered and then moved up and down in a straight line.
We were 'signalling it' from inside the car with a flashlight/torch in my usual signalling manner...and also signalling it with the car headlights.
This was quite unexpected...but not unheard of…or uncanny..'for us'.
Just to let you know, there were few cars on the road...but no one else' seemed to notice.
'People don't look up'/'Sweeps'