Barry Storm UFO Jade Mine in Joshua Tree

UFOs Prospecting in Joshua Tree National Park?

One of most amazing of the numerous Joshua Tree urban legends, has to be the story of the Barry Storm UFO jade mine.

But why?

Well, let’s list a few points of this fabulous story:

  • UFOs and aliens
  • Hollywood movies
  • The Men in Black
  • Ancient Aztec treasure
  • Mafia hitmen

Intrigued?

Then watch this episode of Mojave Mysteries in which Author and host M.L. Behrman details the incredible story of a man who sought his fortune in the desert. And found it – with the help of aliens!

Who Was Barry Storm?

Barry Storm’s real name was John G. Climenson, a miner, prospector and adventurer from Arizona. He led gold prospecting trips for people, including former GOP presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, from whom he took the name “Barry” before adding “Storm”.

He also wrote books on treasure hunting and lost mines. One of which was turned into a Hollywood movie entitled “Lust For Gold” starring Glen Ford and Ida Lupino. But Hollywood turned Storm’s stomach and he returned to the desert to seek his fortune.

Flying Saucers in Joshua Tree National Park

So, in the early 1950’s while out prospecting in the Pinto Basin area of what would later become Joshua Tree National Park, Storm struck gold.

Well, actually, he struck Jade. To be even more precise, he struck nephrite, which is a lower grade of Jade.

But it was HOW he found his mine of Jade that left people scratching their heads and has become one of Joshua Tree’s favorite urban legends.

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According to Storm, one day while out in the heat of the desert 3 flying saucers appeared and hovered over a distant ridge. Focusing a beam of light onto a small hill, they “informed” Storm via telepathy that he was to dig there.

And he did – finding a vein of jade and filing a claim to work it.

Barry Storm UFO Mine Entrance
The entrance to Storm’s old mine

 

 

 

 

 

Building a cabin and establishing himself for the next 20 years, Storm worked his mine.

Ancient Aztecs And The Men in Black

But as he worked his mine and aged, Storm began to grow a bit eccentric. He claimed his jade mine was the source of the fabulous jade ornaments and statues fashioned by the ancient Aztec and Mayan cultures. Although he might have thought so, scientists today can prove the jade artifacts in our museums came from Central America and not Storm’s mine.

He also claimed that the Men in Black, likely government operatives were keeping watch on him. Obviously because of his contact with the Aliens and UFO’s. The Barry Storm UFO Jade Mine had quite the reputation!

Then The Mob Came Around

The old man soon came to tell that there was a mob contract out on his life. Although why they should care about what happened way out in the desert of Joshua Tree is more of a mystery than the mine itself.

And sadly, old Barry Storm also said people were dropping in and stealing things from him. Something that unfortunately could have been quite possible. There is never a shortage of thieves in the desert and around mines rumored to be rich and producing.

The Final Curtain For The Barry Storm UFO Jade Mine

In 1971, poor old Barry Storm died in the VA hospital in Long Beach, California. Worn out by years in the sun and breaking his back mining his UFO-prospected jade mine. He had been able to eek out a living selling fragments to the locals and living off of his meager book sales, but didn;t leave much behind.

Except for his mine. Which you can still visit today if you are out in the Pinto Basin area of Joshua Tree National Park. But be warned, it’s not UFO’s and Aliens you have to worry about – it’s the heat and sandy road.

Take water, use a 4×4 and let someone know you’re headed out there. It’s worth the trek and if you do go, please don’t take anything other than pictures.

Barry Storm and Aliens might be looking down on you!

 

M.L.Behrman

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Needles, California 2008 UFO Crash

It seems when it comes to UFOs coming down, the desert is the favorite place to crash land. And in 2008, in the small Mojave Desert town of Needles, California, we have an incident that contains all the elements of your classic “crashed UFO” story – a mysterious object that falls from the sky, black helicopters allegedly from Area 51 and of course, those mavens of mischief – the infamous Men In Black….

Join Author M.L. Behrman as he tells the story…

Now, to be sure, many serious researchers and authors have studied this case, and it definitely makes one wonder … but what actually fell from the skies that night? And WHO was behind it?

Some Mojave desert mysteries are more urban legend than fact, but this one is a truly puzzling bit of flying saucer or UFO crash lore – something DID come down, there are enough witnesses and television news casts to attest to that – but what?

A real mystery to be sure!

Alien Encounter in The Mojave Desert – or Something ELSE?

So many UFO stories seem to have the same ingredients, as if the people experiencing it are all encountering the same thing – but are they?

Could the desert itself have a consciousness or hand in things? And is it mainly our perceptions, based on culture and beliefs be what “shapes” the encounter?

Author M.L. Behrman brings you another Mojave Mysteries video exploring just that:

Sometimes it’s not what happened, but what we THINK or BELIEVE happened!

Death Valley UFO Crash of 1949

Did a UFO crash in the Badwater area of Death Valley in the summer of 1949? Two prospectors swore that not only did a “flying saucer” crash near their mine, they also encountered the Alien pilots!

Now I suppose you would automatically think of the Roswell “incident”, but in this case, there is also actual documentation in the form of a sworn statement before the justice of the peace that the two men dictated and signed about the whole thing! What would drive otherwise sane and upstanding prospectors to rush into the nearest town and report to the authorities that they had witnessed a UFO crash, something that would surely get one branded as “nuts”. Back in those days, there wasn’t much money to be made with such claims.

So what drove them?

And what ACTUALLY did they say transpired? See for yourself in this favorite Mojave Mysteries episode-

Watch the story on YouTube as Author M.L. Behrman explores the strange tale of a desert UFO crash that happened over two years after the famously reported Roswell incident of 1947. It remains of the most under-reported of numerous Death Valley mysteries and one that is exclusive to my channel.

The late 1940’s seemed to be a perilous time for UFO pilots!