Gila Bend is Number One! In UFO Sightings in North America, That Is

What makes Gila Bend number one? Gila Bend is number one in UFO sightings per capita in both the United States and Canada making it the number one UFO hotspot in North America.

While the town boosts a population of only 2,000, numerous reports come in from both townsfolk as well as people passing through. Going through Gila Bend is one way to avoid driving through Phoenix when on the way to Tucson. It is scenic and a nice drive.

To say it is a UFO hotspot is an understatement!

Gila Bend, Arizona, a small southwestern town south of Phoenix, gets the award for the most UFO sightings in the USA and Canada as reported by the National UFO Reporting Center.
The median signting per 100,000 people is 100. Gila Bend outdoes itself with a median sighitng of 1,194 sightings per 100,000 population. Wow!

Another Arizona location that made the top ten list was Sedona with 668 UFO sightings per 100,000 people. Of course, Sedona is already famous for its vortexes and strange energy. We have seen UFOs in the Sedona area and travel there several times a year to recharge our batteries.

The Gila Bend Lodge’s iconic theme and decor was the brainchild of the former owner and a marketing gimmick for his restaurant and motel with locations in both Arizona and California. The California estalishment is long gone but the Gila Bend eatery and motel live on, no doubt fueled by the amazing amount of UFO sightings in the area. We have not seen any UFOs in Gila Bend ourselves but travel through there two to three times a year and always stop for a burger and the salad bar. We will definitely pay closer attention to the sky next time we go through!

Let us know, dear reader, if you have seen a UFO in or around Gila Bend. We would love to hear from you!

What about this Area of UFO Unrest – Dolan Springs AZ

Gentle Readers,

Madam X is back in the Mojave with another installment of the weird and untimely. And what better place to start than Dolan Springs?

Who would have thought it?

Who would have thought this guy was a UFO Spiritual Master?

UFO Religious Leader
A. Able

Not many people would take Dolan Springs, Arizona, as a hot bed of UFO unrest but then, there is is.

In the early 1990’s oldtimers in the area spoke of UFOs coming out of a nearby mountain. The theory was that this was a top secret military air base and those weren’t really alien-type UFOs from another planet, but our country’s own top secret military aircraft.

And yet, here we are thirty years later and the USA is still not using any saucer shaped air vehicles to transport soldiers around in OR using in a military capacity OR using for drone strikes. Or anything.

In the 1990’s, you could join the SULC

Then during the 1990’s, in comes a fellow determined to ramrod and harness these theories and sightings into possibly a money making enterprise. A man known as Mr. A. Able started his own church in Dolan Springs, called the Space Universal Life Church aka SULC with the mantra “Discover a new happiness!” For a time, the church did have members and was actually constructing a church building in Dolan Springs but that project was abandoned.

Not much is known about Mr. Able and if he is still in the area or even what his first name was. Abel Able? Abraham Able? Bill Abel? There were rumors that he was a con man and slick land fraud salesman from Vegas.

However, given that there were multiple stories about all the UFOs that could be sighted on any good weekend merely by sitting outside in one’s backyard while drinking a beer, it seems unlikely that Mr. Able was simply cashing in on the phenomena.

We only bring this up because…

The stories and sightings stopped for a time in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. Heck, for ALL of the 2000’s as far as we know. But we only even bring this up now because, yes, the rumors are starting again. There is something in the air in the early evening. late at night, and sometimes early morning in the Dolan Springs area. We have received multiple reports of (yup) saucer-shaped air vehicles zipping around in and out of the air space around the Dolan Springs area.

What about Dolan Springs?

Where the heck is and what the heck is Dolan Springs? Dolan Springs (just call it Dolan) is a small, population about 2,000 folks, just north of Kingman, Arizona, in Mohave County. Mohave County as you may recall is home to several paramilitary groups and was once the home of Timothy McVeigh, far right nutter who blew up the Federal Building in Oklahoma City with bulk fertilizer.

But I digress.. It is high desert and has some of the most beautiful Joshua Trees that you can imagine. California does not have the patent on pretty Joshua Trees, oh no. It is a beautiful area and bills itself as “the gateway to Lake Mead.” Further up the road is Meadview, with even less people.

When I had the opportunity to visit and work in and around Dolan Springs, it was a depressed area with a more elderly population. Now it has a range of ages with the 60 and older crowd making up about 30% of the population.

There was a high percentage of people who chose to “live off the grid” and subscribed to conspiracy theories in the 1990’s. So they were naturals to think they had seen UFOs. Yet the reports did seem high for an area with such a small number of people living there. And reports from all over, not just the same people over and over. And now the reports are coming in again. And again. And again.

No weekend rendezvous planned at this time

There were no nightime weekend rendezvous for Madam X and her entourage back in the early 1990’s or not even now I am sorry to say. Don’t think that we aren’t interested! We are. We really are. But it is just bad timing for us.

There you have it, dear reader, hopefully enough to wet your appetite to get out and actually LOOK at the sky, check out the moon and stars. Are there any space people out there? Flying crafts? Cigar-shaped objects orbiting the earth?

Stop washing your hands long enough to check out our world.

You see it, we share it.

Till next time,

Madam X

Giant Rock – Harbinger of Hope for the 21st Century, Part 1

The Giant Rock has giant baggage! Giant Rock, located outside of Landers, California, has more old baggage associated with it than a sacred rock should have. It is a wonder the air is not filled with negative vibrations and a heavy brown aura from all the stuff that happened here. I will say that I am an Earth Empath and when I visited this sacred site, did not feel any of the sort of negative energy that was hanging onto the area.

Nonetheless, it still manages to maintain itself as a truly magical wonder of the world out there in the California desert. Located in what used to be called Homestead Valley and what is now known as Landers, it holds the title as the largest free standing boulder in the world, standing seven stories high.

Giant Rock is believed to be centered over one of the Earth’s ley lines – those energetic lines connecting all of the Earth’s sacred spots. This area is considered a high energy center and an energy vortex. People from all over the world have come to this site to check out the energy and experience its magnetic pull.

The giant granite rock was first used as a holy pilgrimage site for hundreds of years for Native Americans. This was way before American settlers ever got out this far west. The site was a sacred site for the Hopi and no doubt a favorite haunt of other desert Native Americans in the area. Medicine men and tribal shamans drew strength from the big rock. Giant Rock is believed to represent the heart of Mother Earth herself.

Giant Rock Foretells a New Era

In 2000, a historic event occurred when Giant Rock split off. An old Hopi legend said that the future of the 21st Century would be foretold at Giant Rock. The legend said that if it split in half, the Earth was doomed. If it split on the side, the Great Spirit would reconsider and reveal a new era.

In February, 2000, holy leaders gathered for a spiritual reading, restating the legend. Giant Rock had stood there for millions of years, all in one piece. But the next day after the legend restatement, a third of the rock split off from the mother rock, revealing the stark white interior. It seems a New Era had begun. Shri Naath Devi, a spiritual leader in the area, interpreted this as a positive sign that this was a sign of great spiritual awakening for the area and for Mother Earth.

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Giant Rock and its Tragic History

Prior to the 1800s, Giant Rock seems to have only been known to the Native Americans in the area and the Hopi Indians.

In 1887, Charlie Reche, a homesteader, settled there with his family. You might see “Reche Road” when you come out to see Giant Rock. Charlie was friendly to the Indians of the area. He homesteaded the entire area around and including Giant Rock, with the additional acreage where the Integratron now stands. The area was quite thinly populated with only a few residents at that time.

Frank Critzer, a German immigrant, took an interest in the area in the early 1930s and staked a mining claim in the Giant Rock area.

At some point, the Reche family left and the area came under the control of the federal government.  Critzer continued living on the claim, building a small living area underneath Giant Rock, taking advantage of natural heating and cooling insulation. He attached a radio antenna to the top of the rock to get better radio reception. Frank was a cantankerous old guy, and most people avoided him.

George Van Tassel Meets Frank Critzer

At some time in the 1930s, Critzer’s car broke down in Santa Monica, California. As fate would have it, the young George Van Tassel was working at his uncle’s shop as an auto mechanic. George’s uncles fixed Critzer’s car for free and got Critzer back on the road to Giant Rock. Critzer said that he would give them a stake in his mining claim for their kindness. Two years later, Critzer wrote George and invited to come to the area. George did visit but returned to Santa Monica.

WWII and the End of Frank Critzer

Suddenly the world was embroiled in WWII. Local folks became concerned that Critzer was a German spy. After all, he did have a lot of radio equipment! To make a long story short, the FBI did come to investigate after numerous complaints from the locals. Critzer barricaded himself in the underground bunker and when the shooting started, ended up blowing himself up with all the dynamite he stored down there from his mining operation. Or not. Conspiracy theories abound here. In any event, there was a huge fire and Frank Critzer was pronounced dead in 1942. Critzer’s underground home was burned and closed. End of Story.

Read more in our next installment of “Giant Rock, Harbinger of Hope for the 21st Century, Part 2.”

Kingman UFO Crash – Fact or Fiction?

The Kingman UFO Crash (May, 1953) has been largely discounted by the UFO community and UFO researchers as a hoax. New to the Kingman, Arizona area in the early 1990s, I heard the story and was intrigued, spending many a noon hour searching for the crash site but not having any success. I searched even into the late 1990s. Local legend had it that the event happened off of Stockton Hill Road, north of town. Finally I had a break by looking at a USGS map close to Stockton Hill Road. There was the clue staring at my face in plain sight!

I am not going to give the clue as it is so obvious and also, the crash site is on private land. Nonetheless, searching again with the clue in hand, still did not net me the desired results. I read more and more about the crash from various sources including the Wanderling posts which I find very believable. http://the-wanderling.com/kingman_ufo.html.   My local sources also indicated Native American involvement in some aspects of the crash and retrieval as did The Wanderling.

During my own wanderings, I noticed a striking vein of white onyx along Stockton Hill Road and it occurred to me that the aliens might have been searching for boron and thought the onyx was boron!  Just a wild theory maybe but it’s my theory. There has been speculation online that the UFOs are searching for boron. Finally I had to get my husband involved in the search and we did find the site one Sunday afternoon in the early 2000s.  The area is wiped clean of desert vegetation in an area about 500′ x 500′ (or larger – I am going strictly by memory now) and there is a former cattle tank which has been dug out and a former dam (now destroyed).  There would be no need to clear the entire area of vegetation in my opinion simply to dig out a small water pond for cattle! The crash site also nestles up to a small hill where, when reading about the crash, it is stated the craft flew into the side of a small hill.  It is also right next to a large valley which heads all the way to Red Lake (movie location for Mars Attack!) north of Kingman. The valley would be a perfect fly way for UFOs and other small craft.

Also, on one of the hills immediately adjacent to the crash site appears to be a small outcropping of white onyx, again were the aliens searching for boron?

This is on private land so I do not feel comfortable giving the coordinates but it is easy to find if you look for Stockton Hill Road on the USGS maps and just stare at the map awhile. You could also probably find the cleared area on Google Earth.  At the time we were at the site, there was not a fence up and there was also a dirt area where people had been driving to the site from the main road so I don’t think we were the only people to discover this unusual site.

Let me know what you think! Am I full of it or am I on to something?

Broken dam and tank. Tank is partially filled in.
Broken dam and tank. Tank is partially filled in.

Closeup of Broken Dam
Broken dam shows some vegetation growing back in the area

Cattle Tank at site of UFO crash
Cattle Tank at site of UFO crash

Cleared out area leading up to dam and tank
Small hill probable site of UFO crash

Huge cleared out area
Cleared out area going up to dam and tank.

Onyx bearing hill
Hill opposite dam and tank where I saw the vein of onyx

Look at all the vegetation
Weird grouping close to site. See the amount of vegetation.

Vegetation in neighboring properties
Typical vegetation for the site – plants every 3 feet

White Onyx
Onyx vein off of Stockton Hill Road. This is not the onyx vein on the small hill

Area around Red Lake - very flat flyway
Red Lake