The Astonishing UFO Encounters Of John Foster

Read about one of most important mysteries in life.

Read information here and in the books “Eminent Discovery: UFOs – Living within & beyond the five senses”…Volume 1 & Volume 2.

Eminent Discovery is a miraculous true story that consumed more than 46 years of mysterious, intermittent, periodic encounters with strange beings, strange mysterious but ordinary men, a mysterious voice, and unidentified objects and crafts that were sometimes flying and sometimes not flying.

According to information received during the encounters, as well as historical research, it seems all have been active since the beginning of humankind. Read below to discover some of the astonishing details.


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“We are slowed down sound and light waves, a walking bundle of frequencies tuned into the cosmos. We are souls dressed up in sacred biochemical garments and our bodies are the instruments through which our souls play their music.” ~ Albert Einstein

God bless Albert Einstein! …….But we are much more than that. We are much more than we perceive through current scientific research and our personal five senses…………..John Foster


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(In order to help you understand some of the intricate details concerning what actually happened, I have included here an on-going series of somewhat unbelievable UFO stories concerning real mysterious encounters that I experienced throughout my life. I will add interesting episodes, as well some analysis, as time passes. Doing this hopefully will help you and me understand the true nature of our immense wonderful universe from a more microscopic point of view.)


Horse shies from UFO craft manifestation, at Red Rock Ranch

At Redrock Ranch, July or August, 1957…………mid afternoon:

(See bottom for an explanation of this drawing.)

Working with horses was one of my deepest desires as a young teenager. It remained so this mid afternoon at the Red Rock Ranch, which was (and possibly still is) located just a mile and a half or so east of Dubois, Wyoming. Little could I remember the periodic UFO encounters I had already experienced with other human beings–and horses–this mysterious eventful summer.    Continue reading:  →



Watch the movie “Contact” to get a feel about John Foster’s story:

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Also watch the movie “Encounters Of The Third Kind,” especially the abductions, to get a better feel about John’s encounters:

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Throughout the centuries humans have pondered the true nature of our immense wonderful universe. We have wondered who we really are and how we fit into the entire scheme of things.
I believe Albert Einstein and new discoveries in science, religion, and history can provide you with some deeper understandings. I also believe other people and I have a few insights that might offer you some important answers and deeper understandings. I feel the answers and understandings might truly help you in your private quest in life…no matter how simple or complex your present life might be.
I am an 82 year old retired research and development electro/mechanical engineer with experience in the nuclear, aerospace, fluidic, civil and commercial fields…home builder, general contractor, artist, lecturer, and author among a several other things.
Up until 1986, at age 48, I could recall some strange things that had occurred from my very early childhood…but I really couldn’t understand them. Then in late 1986 through early 1987, in a very short time, I recalled, in extreme detail, an enormous number of so-called UFO encounters that had occurred throughout my life. I was astonished and over whelmed and remained overwhelmed! I soon found other people who had been with me during the encounters. Their memories compared to my memories established beyond doubt that our memories were true and accurate. Especially my memories indicated that encounters like those we experienced had affected many individuals and ultimately our various human cultures (including science, religion and history) since the beginning of humankind. This story suggests how in some very special significant detail. I also have met many other people who have experienced similar mysterious encounters.  — John Foster


From the Prologues of the books “Eminent Discovery: UFOs – Living within and beyond the five senses” Volume 1 & Volume 2  by John Foster:

“If you have questioned what life is or should be, or what is is or should be, you might find insight in the following pages.
If you have wondered why we live a limited existence on planet earth, you might find solace in the following pages.
And if you have ever wondered if this is all there is, have confidence; this story, supported by some witnesses, proves within acceptable reason there is not only life after death but life beyond life in the present … beyond our five senses.
This monumental story offers you some sense of understanding through my narrations of mysterious happenings that have occurred since my birth or, as I clearly remember, since my very early childhood. However, it also is a story that seriously involves and somewhat redefines all of humankind since its very beginning … including you as you read today.
It involves modern and ancient science, modern and ancient religion, and modern and ancient history … all so strongly that it has upset my entire concept of human life on earth since its very beginning.”


“This authentic true story has changed my personal and professional life dramatically! The story strongly indicates that life on earth is much, much more than we believe it is…that it is a multi-dimensional life within and beyond the five senses for each of us. It is a mysterious life, the intricate hidden details of which we most often are not aware or only vaguely aware. I was astonished when I found that this UFO story and other UFO stories are solidly compatible with The Bible, other historical writings, and the modern Ancient Alien Hypothesis, among many other things.
To understand the story more fully look at my 2001 International UFO Congress Convention talk video below and the articles and interviews in the right hand column.
For a more complete understanding read the four books authored by me. You can purchase the books by clicking the titles below or by clicking item 5 in the black strip above.”   — John Foster


“To say that John Foster encountered the Great Mystery throughout most of his life is a gross understatement.”  “…this 75-year-old retired engineer is going to rock your world.”…Bob Teets, best selling author, writer, editor, publisher, in-depth researcher, artist.

A new upgrade publication of the book “Eminent Discovery, a lifetime of UFO encounters” is available:

The new version is titled “Eminent Discovery: UFOs Living within and beyond the five senses: Volume 1 & Volume 2.” (See a detailed description of both volumes below.”)

“To Earth From Heaven” and “Eminent Discovery Illustration Picture Book” also have been upgraded.    (See them below also.)

The abundantly illustrated Kindle eBooks are formatted in fixed page text that can be read on Kindle readers, most tablets, laptops, and iPhones. The text is not flowing. This provides a much better read and an outstanding presentation of the many drawings and photos.


A very unusual true story is briefly told through many excellent freehand drawings The drawings represent what author/artist John Foster and those who were with him actually experienced during the many strange UFO encounters that occurred throughout his life. The drawings include short comments that convey to you what happened, where and when it happened.

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Eminent Discovery Volumes 1 & 2:

Volume 1: How it all began – “Discovery” and the more simple encounters – an astonishing extensive detailed account describing what happened and how it happened…includes many illustrations as above. This book was written “for the record.” – Prologue, Foreword, Psychological Opinion, Introduction, Overview, and Chapters 1 through 8, plus Author’s History.

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Volume 2: More Complex encounters – an extensive detailed account describing what happened and how it happened …includes Summaries and Conclusions and more illustrations as above. This book was written “for the record” – Prologue, Chapters 9 through 14, Appendix A Contributions From Others, and Appendix B Statements From Witnesses, Epilogue, plus Author’s History.

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John rationalizes and speculates more thoroughly about what it all means…and what it might mean. He touches base with some of his complex experiences, and then journeys into philosophical inquiry to imagine how in the world what he experiences can make sense.

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♦  Read Eminent Discovery Illustration Picture Book to get a general visual and written overview of the amazing things that happened.
♦   Read Eminent Discovery  old version or the new two volumes 1 & 2 to understand more deeply what happened and how it happened. Eminent Discovery was written for the record.
♦   Read To Earth From Heaven to discover what it all means and might mean.



***Eminent Discovery Illustration Picture Book  —  This very unusual true story is briefly told through 170 excellent freehand drawings. The drawings represent what author/artist John Foster and those who were with him actually experienced during the many strange UFO encounters that occurred throughout his life. The drawings include short comments that convey to you what happened, where and when it happened.  –“Eclectic and penetrating personal examination of a very complex phenomenon. The exceptional illustrations really helped add another dimension of strangeness to the high strangeness within.”Gerald J. Gaura   —  Kindle version $7.95,  Paperback  $9.95.


*** Eminent Discovery is the primary book that reveals John’s Eminent Discovery in some detail. It includes over 140 of his drawings and many narrations conveying to you some of the unbelievable episodes that mysteriously and unexpectedly confronted John and the other people who were with him for more than forty six years. The encounters occurred from the time he was born in 1937 until he was 48 years old. He briefly compares what happened with modern and ancient science, religion, and history. This story strongly supports the Ancient Alien hypothesis, as well as other modern so-called UFO encounters. (The black cover “Eminent Discovery” eventually will be discontinued.)  — “The ridicule factor is alive and well in both UFOlogy and the skeptics point of view. But nowhere will you find such extraordinary experiences written from the perspective of a reasonable person who is so careful to think on both sides.” — Steve Snodgrass, mental health practitioner, in-depth UFO researcher
The Forward is by R. Leo Sprinkle, PhD (Professor Emeritus/researcher/experiencer)  –  The Psychological Opinion is by Fowler Jones, PhD (Professor Emeritus/researcher)  –  Comments From Others in Appendix A are by Donna Henriksen, PhD (Professor Emeritus/researcher); Bob Teets (writer/editor/researcher/experiencer); Donald Ware, MS (renown researcher/experiencer); Wendell Stevens (renown researcher); Joe Lewells, PhD (renown researcher/experiencer); and Annie Foster (wife/experiencer)  –  Comments From Witnesses in Appendix B are by Bob Collingsworth (pseudonym/experiencer), Karen Beaman (daughter/experiencer), Kindra Foster (daughter/experiencer), and Brad Foster (son/experiencer).  —  Volumes 1 & 2 Kindle version $9.95,    Volumes 1 & 2 Paperback $14.95 ea.


*** To Earth From Heaven continues with other encounter narrations. — Comments by Steve Snodgrass, mental  health practitioner, UFO investigator: —  “John rationalizes and speculates more thoroughly about what it all means…and what it might mean. John touches base with some of his complex experiences, and then journeys into philosophical inquiry to imagine how in the world what he experiences can make sense. This is not a book of instruction. It is a book of questions, of inquiry, and hypothesis to describe things most people would rather sit back and avoid. In other words, you can take the “red pill” and remain content in the reality you’ve constructed and have been conditioned to see. Or you can buy this book and take the “blue pill” and see a universe much more like the matrix than you are afraid to admit. Have courage. John Foster has plenty of it.”       — Kindle version $9.95, Paperback $14.95.


UFOs At The Core Of Our Culture

a video of John Foster’s talk to the 2001 International UFO Congress Convention  — It is recommended that you watch short parts of the video, taking breaks between the parts, especially if you are watching with others – 1 hour and 25 minutes.
If you truly don’t want to know, don’t watch it.





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Horse shies from UFO craft manifestation, at Red Rock Ranch

At Redrock Ranch, July or August, 1957…………mid afternoon:

(See bottom for an explanation of this drawing.)

Working with horses was one of my deepest desires as a young teenager. It remained so this mid afternoon at the Red Rock Ranch, which was (and possibly still is) located just a mile and a half or so east of Dubois, Wyoming. Little could I remember the periodic UFO encounters I had already experienced with other human beings–and horses–this mysterious eventful summer.

It, the ranch, consisted of a couple of rows of well constructed (motel type) tailored log cabins that were supported by an owners residence, a cook house, corrals, pastures, hay fields, a stable and a small bunk house (in which I slept)…not to mention a truck, a tractor, a car, a jeep and various pieces of old rusty farm equipment. And most important, of course we had horses of various breeds, colors and shapes. It was a wonderful setting, just several yards north of highway 285. The ranch nestled timelessly a few yards south of the rushing Wind River…which large and small granite boulders had naturally infested causing the water to roar continuously day and night, week upon week, year upon year, into endless timeless eternity. A badlands, similar to the South Dakota Badlands, embraced the river and ranch on the north and the majestic Wind River Mountain Range encapsulated the picturesque valley a few miles toward the south.

I had hired on at the ranch as a horse and dude wrangler, breaker and trainer. My friend, Freddy, swore he would train me to become all three (wrangler, breaker and trainer) of both the horses and the “dude” human beings…most of whom came vacationing from the big cities of the Eastern USA. Yet, we from time to time entertained folks with foreign accents, most of them from the European countries.

On this particular mid afternoon there were four of us, male human beings, riding four horses of mixed sexes. One horse in particular was a mare who recently, periodically, had been having trouble staying upright with or without a rider on her back. She had recently bore twins as beautiful as she, but one colt had died when it accidentally wondered into a bog “sink hole” along the tree studded shore of the wild Wind River. Never-the-less, regardless of her spells of shying, you could tell the mare intensely loved her remaining living colt who, as time passed, did turned out to be as beautiful as she.

We had just ridden our four horses in the pasture south of the highway. We were slowing moving across the highway toward the north ditch, when suddenly the mare lowered her head, spread her legs and squatted. Straining to move her head forward toward the ditch, it seemed as if she were seeing something very frightening. She bucked a little and tried to back up, her knees buckling from a bizarre object we humans now saw in the ditch. Freddie who was riding her kept her upright with a tight rein. This alarming movement of the mare seemed to last for quite some time, but I’m quite sure it was no longer than a minute or a few minutes.

I did notice the air in front of her in the ditch had hissed and sputtered, becoming unstable as I looked at it. It was as if I were looking at a fluctuating magnifying screen. Then just for a moment or two I saw a metallic disc-shaped object materialize in the ditch, within the volume of distorted air. It happened at least two times.

This was the reason we had saddled up to take our ride. The mare had shied like this before, nearly dumping her riders to the ground, especially once when I had two distinguished riders out on the other side of the Wind River.

As I recall, it was a doctor and his wife. We were approaching a cliff, when the same type of unbelievable manifestation occurred. A volume of hissing air developed in front of us and the mare squatted and shied sideways, nearly throwing the doctor’s wife to the ground. I was behind her. I rode up and tried to grab the reins of the mare. But she shied again, this time falling to the ground right on top of the doctor’s wife. I dismounted and grabbed the reins of the mare. I stood the mare up and tried to help the woman. Yet I held two horses who obviously were spooked, expecting something else frightening to happen at any moment.

The doctor dismounted and took care of his wife, diagnosing her with a possible broken ankle. We lifted her back up on one of our other horses and she and her husband rode double, me leading the mare, back to the ranch.

My boss, the owner of the ranch, apologized and sent the couple to the hospital in Riverton, Wyoming; all expenses were paid by the ranch. However, since no one could figure out what the hissing air might be, the mare sadly also was sent to Riverton where her fleshy body ultimately became the basic elements of permanent glue at our nearest glue factory. And sadly, the colt from that time on was on his own.

This is the end of this particular UFO episode. However, it’s interesting to note that I also saw, at least momentarily, the short manifestation of a disc-shaped craft before the mare and the doctor’s wife fell to the ground.

It also is interesting to note that the mare seemed to see or be aware of the small craft manifestations well before others and I could see or hear the hissing distorted atmosphere appear. It seemed, to her eventual detriment, she had an inborn mysterious unusual extra sensory perception. She was keenly aware of the manifestations and perceived them to be unnatural well before any humans or the other horses.

(The drawing above represents a time when my sisters and friends were riding horses at Chadron State Park in Nebraska, one Summer in the mid 1950s. All horses began to shy and buck and all riders saw at least some of the crafts or the object that was manifesting. The voice spoke to us, encouraging me to enter the object. I dismounted and suffered another excruciating conditioning session where strange forces penetrated my body and mind. When I was allowed to exit, I remounted my horse. But the father who was with us canceled the rest of our ride…and we never talked about it except once after our ride.

Other horses also were spooked at different times throughout my life.)


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What does this really mean

Below is the last half of John’s talk to the 2000 Ozark UFO Conference.

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An important lesson on the coffin’s mysterious manifestation at Nebraska Nut and Bolt Company

The following is a part of Chapter Three in the book Eminent Discovery – Volume 1. It is another example portraying the nature of the encounters and how they were intertwined into our daily activities. It also suggests how easy it was to forget after a mysterious episode, partly because we were attending to the business of the day. And, as you will find if you read my books, we most often were being mysteriously hypnotized as or after an encounter ended. As an aside, my father being paralyzed is an example of how THEY are somehow able to control our minds. (I believe this is not a bad thing if the encounters are indeed solidly related to the truth of The Bible.)

This manifestation also demonstrates how keenly tuned in the mysterious intelligences were to our current activities. This is evident because of the timing of the different events; those bizarre events being perfectly created and timed to get certain psychological reactions from us.

The encounter obviously was meant to be a blatant demonstration about how the craft can mysterious appear from and disappear into the great unknown, beyond the  veil of the visible…another close parallel dimension not normally seen no doubt.

It was obviously meant to be a lesson on the manifestations of not only crafts and objects but also the mysterious men and beings.


“What in the hell is that,” Frank – my brother-in-law – yelled at the top of his lungs.
Frank hit the brakes, bringing our car to a screeching halt. He flung open the driver’s door and ran out into a large open adjacent lot, periodically yelling for my father and me to follow him.

Around 7:00 a.m, on an otherwise average Saturday, sometime in the mid 1970s, I still felt groggy from a long night of heavy sleep.

(Frank, my father, and I were in the building business, about to pour the concrete footings for a new bay window in the small cottage located in my family’s back yard. Expecting the concrete truck within the hour, we had just checked at the Nebraska Nut and Bolt Company for some forgotten anchor bolts. Unfortunately, Nebraska Nut and Bolt had not yet opened and we were racing back home in hopes we could have every thing ready when the truck arrived.)
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A UFO causes a head-on car crash at Lake McConaughy late 1940s or early 1950s

(Including an overview of a number of UFO episodes that occurred over a period of several years at  Lake McConaughey and beyond…I have described some of the events in detail so you can get a better idea how the encounters actually happened and how they were intertwined into our normal daily lives.)

Early 1950s: We were traveling east on a somewhat remote gravel road that bordered the north shore of Lake McConaughey. McConaughey Lake is located on the North Platte River, in Western Nebraska. The sky appeared blue gray, as it (solar time) was just after sunset. As we drove up over the crest of a hill, we got startled to see what appeared to have been a head-on collision right ahead of us. We stopped our car just behind the crash and our driver got out of our car to investigate.    Continue reading

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A different view of current UFO encounters

When I was young, when I first became interested in the nature of UFO phenomenon, I like most others thought that the ETs were visiting Earth from another planet, possibly for the first time. However after my flood of recollections in 1986-1987, at age 49, I changed this view to include the possibility, even the probability, that the ETs have been with us since the beginning, since the birth of humankind…and that the so-called ETs had a hand in our creation. I also have grown to believe that UFO encounters are not always what they appear to be. Some of what is reported today I believe are what you could call actual UFO encounters but encounters that are purposefully staged to convey a conglomeration of ideas and concepts…ideas and concepts that help us (humankind) advance in all fields of understanding. Several encounters experienced by others and some of my encounters definitely indicate that at least some of the so-called ETs have nurtured us throughout the ages.

An example drawing depicting when a mysterious man gave us verbal explanations concerning who the mysterious men and beings were…at the June 1957 all night experience at the Sheridan Creek Fire Guard Cabin in western Wyoming…

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First encounters with “The Voice” and “The Familiar Strangers”

The following are descriptions of short encounters that occurred around 1939 at 68th and Garland Streets in Lincoln, Nebraska. These early encounters marked the beginning of my 46+ year intermittent, periodic clandestine relationship with “the voice” and “the familiar strangers.” (It is astonishing to know I eventually met the familiar strangers under normal circumstances as a middle aged to elderly adult…in the Spring of 1987, shortly after my 1986/1987 “flood of recollections.” Some of them and I eventually became good friends.)

Hearing “the voice” for the first time — 1939 or 1940 when I was very young, about two or three years old, I sometimes would play on the sidewalk, at the corner, in front of our house. And at times I felt excruciating forces on my body and mind. I could hardly move. Hearing roaring sounds above me, I struggled to look upward. I saw the craft hovering and moving slowly several yards above me in the fog or haze. And I sometimes heard a voice talking, at times to me about something I could not understand. After I gain control again, I would run to the house to tell my mother. These mysterious, shocking episodes were only a part of the very unusual beginning of my entire lifetime that was peppered with three dimensional and multidimensional contacts of mysterious crafts and beings that arrived strangely from the unknown…from another place…beyond our time and space.”

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Meeting “the familiar strangers for the first time — Shortly after one of the mysterious encounters with the craft and voice as described above, I joined my mother and sisters who were playing on our front porch. I was disturbed and began telling my mother about my encounter that occurred on the sidewalk at the corner of our yard. As I began to explain, we noticed a distorted atmosphere began to develop out a few feet above the street in front of us. We heard the voice talking and we heard other sounds. A windowed craft developed out of the strange atmosphere and we were informed that there were other people inside. Then as the craft began to move up close to us, just in front of us, a very few feet away from the porch, the voice tried to coax me on board. As he continued to speak, my mother looked at me and possibly held my arm. She said something very close to, “Why don’t you ignore them this time and they might go away and leave you alone.” I later found myself floating toward the craft and entering it, where I saw several adult people sitting in what seemed to be passengers’ seats. They were somewhat subdued as if they were being sedated. We all then received some information that I feel was related to us helping “them” change humankind as it has been explained during the encounter described in Chapter Seven in the book Eminent Discovery. I then returned to the porch and continued playing. As I recall, my mother and sisters were not involved. And that’s all I recall of this encounter.

However, I have vague recollections of being introduced to the craft and the people inside while playing at the corner, before I ran to the porch to tell my mother.

I continued to encounter the voice until my last close encounter in August of 1986…and I continued to encounter the familiar strangers throughout the 46+ years, most generally during “the time travels” and shorter time travel episodes. Most of the time travels and time travel episodes occurred during the late 1940s and throughout the 1950s. I met the familiar strangers under normal circumstances in 1987 when I was 49 years old. We compared UFO-type stories and found we had been told and shown some of the exact same things during our respective so-called UFO encounters and “spiritual experiences.” Because this included some minute details, some of which were scientific or technical details, I have concluded that there was no mistake; we all had to  have encountered the same mysterious intelligences who had interfered in our lives significantly.

Example drawing: The “familiar strangers” we saw during a time travel episode at the Sheridan Creek Fire Guard Cabin – June 1957


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A discussion concerning “the brotherhoods” who were connected to my so-called UFO encounters

Most of the information concerning “the brotherhoods” who were connected to my encounters came in the form of spoken English from the mysterious men who seemed to be common humans dressed in street cloths, and “the voice” who spoke from the crafts and objects, from thin air, and sometimes from inside our heads. Information about the brotherhoods also came from visual/physical interaction, and from suggested physical and intellectual implications. The information was conveyed to me and in some cases to those who were with me during several key encounters. Most of these encounters occurred when I was a child and many of the somewhat more important encounters took place during my early and late teen years.


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The extent of ET interference in our economic culture ⇒

If you have been following the articles posted on this website or have read the books I’ve written, you already realize or at least can conjecture that there actually are normally unseen intelligences who somewhat influence or manipulate ideas, beliefs and/or events in our human culture.

I experienced one encounter when I was 15 years old at Chadron State Park in Nebraska, during the summer of 1953, that indicated these mysterious intellegences do indeed manipulate, not only healthy societal conditions in our country, but also some of our political programs that aid cultural groups such as the middle class to upgrade their ability to afford family houses.  The mysterious intelligences I was told and shown, during other encounters, are connected to Biblical history and the Arch Angels Michael and Gabriel.    Continue reading

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UFO entities giving humans charge of the wildlife and wilderness


The following is part of Chapter Ten in the book Eminent Discovery – UFOs Living Within And Beyond The Five Senses – Volume 2. It describes a period in the afternoon when we encountered strange little discs being ridden by small strange creatures…at Bog Lake which was in the deep wilderness a few miles north of Dubois, Wyoming…mid summer 1956. It’s interesting that my father was Chief of the Nebraska State Fisheries and Assistant Director of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission before, during, and after that time. It’s also interesting that I and those who were with me also encountered “the voice” while riding in craft at other locations where we were given lectures and instructions concerning the well being of fish and wildlife, as well as their habitat.    Continue reading

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