Hanger 18

For many years after the alleged Roswell event in July 1947, when a flying saucer was said to have crashed on a ranch located about 60 miles north of Roswell, New Mexico. Rumors of alien corpses found nearby were largely dismissed by all but the more stubborn believers in extraterrestrial invaders. Every so often, though, stories would surface about Hangar 18 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, which was said to hold the remains of the crashed Roswell flying saucer and the refrigerated corpses of the alien bodies that had been found beside the downed craft.

Dayton, Ohio is not a town that most people would find remarkable. Except for the presence of the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. This military base started life merely as Wright Field (so named for the Ohio-born brothers who invented modern aviation). But, not long after the UFO crash at Roswell, that changed. Materials from the New Mexico crash site were believed to have been transported to Dayton, after which, Wright Field became formally known as Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Many UFOlogists believe, since 1947, Wright-Patterson has been used to store wreckage from the downed alien craft and the bodies of the aliens themselves. It wasn’t long before rumors began to circulate about the mysterious “Blue Room,” or, Hangar 18. Stories about this top secret location in the Air Force Base were so persistent that in the 1960s, Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona dropped by the base and asked permission of General Curtis LeMay to view Hangar 18. His request met with quite a stir and was flatly denied by LeMay.

As UFO research enters the twenty-first century, controversy still rages over the truth of whether Major Jesse Marcel and his men collected pieces of debris from a flying saucer along with the bodies of two to five extraterrestrial crew members. Most civilian and military personnel accounts who claim to have been eyewitnesses to the events at Roswell speak of five alien bodies found at the impact site north of Roswell and state that four corpses were transported to Hangar 18 at Wright Field, with the fifth going to the USAF mortuary service at Lowry Field. Two years before his death in the late 1990s, pilot Oliver “Pappy” Henderson swore at a reunion of his World War II bomber crew that he had flown the remains of four alien bodies out of Roswell Army Field in a C-54 cargo plane in July 1947.

Don Schmitt and Kevin Randle, in their book UFO Crash at Roswell (1991), include an interview with Brig. Gen. Arthur Exon in which he states that, in addition to debris from the wreckage, four tiny alien cadavers were flown to Wright Field: “They [the alien bodies] were all found, apparently, outside the craft itself.…The metal and material from the spaceship was unknown to anyone I talked to. [The event at] Roswell was the recovery of a craft from space.”

In his subsequent research, Randle’s investigations confirm the claims made previously by other researchers that four corpses were transported to Wright Field and the fifth to Lowry Field. There are, however, numerous secondary accounts that maintain that one of the aliens survived the crash and was still alive when Major Marcel and his retrieval unit arrived on the scene. Some UFO researchers believe that as late as 1986 the alien entity was still alive and well treated as a guest of the air force at Wright-Patterson.

Via: UnexplainedStuff


Santa Claw Merchandise

Hey readers as always thanks for visiting and reading Circa71. I wanted to invite you all to take a bit to check out the cool stuff over at Real Mart.

What’s Real Mart you say? Well the Real Art gang built an online Real Mart store to bring you the very best of our handcrafted products.

And now we have Santa Claw goodies! That’s right if you just can’t get enough of The Santa Claw then Real Mart is the place for you. Of course if you’re going to play a giant claw machine you need one of our giant Santa Claw tokens. Or maybe one of the cool Claw t-shirts are more your flavor.

With fun slogans like; I Fought the Claw and the Claw won, I played The Claw and all I got was this crappy t-shirt, Claw is for lovers, Clawsome, I ❤ Claw, Biggest Claw ever, Balls, and I grabbed some balls in The Claw, you’re sure to find the perfect fit. More items will be available soon so hopefully you’ll enjoy the variety of goods that Real Mart offers and you’ll come back time and time again to see what’s new.

Or head on over to our Real Art blog for some fun Santa Claw freebies; such as phone backgrounds, desktops and ringtones.

More information:
The Santa Claw @ Circa71
The Santa Claw, the official site
Real Art Design Group, Inc.
Twitter: @TheSantaClaw
Facebook: thesantaclaw

For more information about The Claw please contact: info@thesantaclaw.com

For Sale: 523 Gondert Avenue

Live in or moving to the Dayton area and need a new place to store your stuff and live the dream? Well if so here’s the place for you!

523 Gondert features: four bedrooms (2 upstairs and 2 downstairs), 1 bath, a connected garage, wood floors, new paint, full basement, a wonderful, large, secluded, backyard complete with landscaping, perennial plants, large trees, an outdoor storage area / dog kennel, a large cement patio and 2 smaller brick patios, an open-pit bbq / fire area and a privacy fence with alley access.

Located in Dayton’s beautiful, Easter Hills area and just minutes from downtown Dayton, The Oregon District, I-35, I-675 and I-75 this brick and limestone faced Cape Cod styled house is in a quiet neighborhood, is close to everything and is priced to sell!

For more information visit: http://523gondertave.realliving.com or to schedule a walk-through please contact Gina Landis of Real Living Realty Services (937) 623-9441, @ginakayRE

Get More Traction from Your Creative Career

Via: Dayton Creative Syndicatetraction_poster

How do you translate exuberant creative energy into a viable career with big-name brands? Find out Tuesday, Sept. 21, as DCS and the school of advertising art welcome Tony Neary and Tom Kisker from Cincinnati’s own Traction. The session kicks off at 6 p.m. at saa.

A founding partner of Traction as well as a talented designer and illustrator, Tony Neary has led creative development for multiple P&G brands as well as several national and global brands including Dave’s Gourmet, MeadWestvaco and Coca-Cola. The plan of launching Traction came to fruition in early 2007. Although, the contingency plan of enrolling in rodeo clown school is still a viable option.

WHO: Tony Neary, Traction
WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 21
TIME: 6-7:30 p.m.
WHERE: saa
PRICE: $10 members, $20 non-members (join today!), $5 students (with valid student ID)

Click here to reserve your spot.

Cuyahoga River Fire of 1969

Ohio History Central, an online encyclopedia of Ohio history, explains that the Cuyahoga River fire in 1969 heightened awareness of how unregulated markets create socially undesirable outcomes, such as a polluted environment:

On June 22, 1969, an oil slick and debris in the Cuyahoga River caught fire in Cleveland, Ohio, drawing national attention to environmental problems in Ohio and elsewhere in the United States. This Cuyahoga River fire lasted just thirty minutes, but it did approximately fifty thousand dollars in damage — principally to some railroad bridges spanning the river. It is unclear what caused the fire, but most people believe sparks from a passing train ignited an oil slick in the Cuyahoga River. This was not the first time that the river had caught on fire. Fires occurred on the Cuyahoga River in 1868, 1883, 1887, 1912, 1922, 1936, 1941, 1948, and in 1952. The 1952 fire caused over 1.5 million dollars in damage.

On August 1, 1969, Time magazine reported on the fire and on the condition of the Cuyahoga River. The magazine stated: Some River! Chocolate-brown, oily, bubbling with subsurface gases, it oozes rather than flows. “Anyone who falls into the Cuyahoga does not drown,” Cleveland’s citizens joke grimly. “He decays”. The Federal Water Pollution Control Administration dryly notes: “The lower Cuyahoga has no visible signs of life, not even low forms such as leeches and sludge worms that usually thrive on wastes.” It is also — literally — a fire hazard.

Because of this fire, Cleveland businesses became infamous for their pollution, a legacy of the city’s booming manufacturing days during the late 1800s and the early 1900s, when limited government controls existed to protect the environment. Even following World War II, Cleveland businesses, especially steel mills, routinely polluted the river. Cleveland and its residents also became the butt of jokes across the United States, despite the fact that city officials had authorized 100 million dollars to improve the Cuyahoga River’s water before the fire occurred. The fire also brought attention to other environmental problems across the country, helped spur the Environmental Movement, and helped lead to the passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972.

Dayton: Average + Awesome

It seems like every city in America wants Google Fiber.  And who can  blame them?  Ever since Google announced its plan last month to bring ultra-high speed  Internet connections (as in, up to 100x faster than what most of the  country has today) to between 50,000 and 500,000 people, cities across  the U.S. have been clamoring to curry the favor of the search giant. Well Dayton, here is your chance to get involved an opportunity to make a difference.
Check out the new site Dayton: Average + Awesome. Enter your address and ZIP code to show Google what our local support for their program might look  like. By working together and acting with local partners committed to this initiative maybe we can bring Google’s Fiber Network to the Dayton Region.
We’ve made a video to share our interest about some of the great things Dayton has to offer. Now you can create and add your own videos to the site as well, or you can watch movies that others have posted.

You might also like to learn more about exactly what Google is planning to test and what it might mean to our region. If so please visit: http://www.google.com/appserve/fiberrfi and check out their video.

You might also like to learn more about exactly what Google is planning to test and what it might mean to our region. If so please visit: http://www.google.com/appserve/fiberrfi and check out their video.

2009 Hollinger Applebutter 108th Reunion


By: Rob Anspach (Bonnie Hollinger, Barbra Minton, Jennifer Romick)

2009 applebutter weekend started off a bit touch-n-go on the wet side as cold October winds and rain greeted my son Dallas, his girlfriend Kate and I as we journeyed back into Mark and Pam Heirholzer’s woods Thursday to set up camp. After setting up mom’s trailer we decided pretty quickly to get a fire started and that we not only needed to get some tarps up to block the rain but that we could also use a few more. After a quick trip to Ansonia Lumber the tarps were stretched out from the trees, we began the process of staying dry and cooking around the fire. As evening approached we were joined by several others throughout the night.

Friday morning rolled around and Mother Nature greeted us with much more of the same weather. After a late morning breakfast Joe Ungericht and I ran to pickup cider and apples at Downings Orchard over by New Madison, Ohio. The apple smell when we walked in the barn at the orchard was truly overpowering. I’ve never wanted to eat an apple so badly in my whole life. All toll this year we used 13 bushels of 4 varieties of apples and 90 gallons of cider. Despite the rain and the cooler temperatures many of our relatives came out Friday night to find the bad weather subsiding for the weekend. Those who braved the elements gathered around the fires and under the tarps to enjoy several massive trays of ribs and other assorted goodies. Festivities continued well into the night and left yours truly as a casualty beside the fire.

Soon after and early Saturday morning the applebutter fires were started and our process of making applebutter began by boiling down the cider, coring, peeling and snitzing the apples. Everything proceeded as if we’ve done this a time or two in the past and around lunch we gathered together for a few announcements, the saying of grace and a wonderful meal compliments of the many generations of wonderful cooking traditions that run through our family. I’m always amazed by the amount of wonderful dishes—the pie table alone is enough to challenge even the sweetest tooth of the group. And of course the chicken spitted and cooked rotisserie style over the file is always a treat.

As day turned into night everyone began lining their crocks up in anticipation of the fresh hot applebutter. This year’ we finished with 38 gallons. Once everyone claimed their applely deliciousness many gathered around the chicken fire-pit for a festive end to a hard day’s efforts. Overall our attendance was a little lower this year than it has been in the past. Thanks to all of those who joined us this year and special wishes go out to all our family members and friends who were unable to join us for this years event. You were all missed.

The Hollinger applebutter reunion is a wonderful event that helps to pass on our families culture, heritage and our traditions. Special thanks to all those who help keep this event going year after year.

Photos from 2009
Please follow this link to view photos from the 2009 applebutter reunion.

If you took photos and would like to add or upload them to this Flickr set simply e-mail photos to this e-mail address: body33social@photos.flickr.com

DCS Presents: Modern Dog

Modern Dog

Dayton Creative Syndicate proudly presents guest speakers Robynne Raye and Michael Strassburger from Seattle-based Modern Dog Design Company. They will focus on the 22 year history of their company with a few highlighted client relationships. Learn about how they got started, how to be persistent but not annoying, their creative process and how they get their ideas into production. They will be giving out a lot of small presents and door prizes to people who ask good questions.

As if that wasn’t exciting enough, one lucky attendee will win a free copy of Adobe Creative Suite 4, courtesy of the DCS Adobe User Group!

Seating is limited, so register online today to ensure your spot.


  • Thursday, September 24 @ 6:00
  • School of Advertising Art – 1725 East David Road
  • Q+A and book signing afterward
  • CS4 raffle prize provided by the DCS Adobe User Group
  • Drink tickets for sale at the door
  • Please help us promote this event by printing and hanging our poster


  • $10 DCS members
  • $20 non-members (Envious of the member price? Join today!)
  • $5 students*

Register Online Now

About Modern Dog

Since co-founding Modern Dog Design Co. in 1987, Robynne Raye and Michael Strassburger have continued to do work for entertainment and retail companies – both local and national – and counts poster, packaging and identity projects as some of their favorite work. Recent clients include the Disney, Seattle Aquarium., Blue Q, Olive Green Dog Products, Shout! Factory and HarperCollins. They have received recognition from every major design organization in the U.S., and their posters are represented in the permanent archives of the Louvre (Rohan Marsan wing), the Library of Congress, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Museum Fur Kunst und Gewerbe, the Warsaw National Museum, and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum among others. Currently they both teach at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, In 2008, Chronicle Books published their monograph, Modern Dog: 20 Yeas of Poster Art.

*Student rate only available at the event. Must present a valid student ID. Cash only please.

Real Art is moving!

Real Art is moving to a new home.

You’ve probably heard rumors about the new Real Art world headquarters in downtown Dayton. Maybe you’ve even seen a sneak peek if you were downtown for a Dragons game. Well, the official move day is finally here. So if you’re free this weekend and have a strong back, we may need your help.

We wanted to let you know that you might experience a slight delay in response from us on Friday (June 5) and Monday (June 8) while we switch phone systems, move computers, finish packing and unpacking all of our things and sit around admiring our new diggs. Rest assured we will still meet project deadlines and take care of any issues or questions you might have. But if something comes up and you are unable to contact one of us in the Dayton office, please call the Chicago office at 312.922.0695 and they should be able to track us down.

After the move, you’ll still be able to reach us at our same phone number, but your project manager will be in touch next week with a fancy new direct line phone number. In the meantime, you’ll want to update your rolodex (if you still own one) with our new contact information:


Thanks for your patience, and we look forward to working with you in our new building.Your friends at Real Art

p.s. If you want to see what the move hype is all about, check out the latest pictures on our Flickr account. Better yet, follow us on Twitter and track the progress of the move. And finally, watch for our official new location celebration later this fall! More info to come, so stay tuned.

© 2009 Real Art Design Group (www.realartusa.com)

DCS Presents: Accidental Creative

Guest speaker Accidental Creative on May 19

May 13th, 2009


Feeling creatively burned out?

One of the biggest struggles in a creative industry is STAYING creative. After pouring hours of hard work into projects, it’s easy for your creative well to run dry.

Luckily, Todd Henry of Accidental Creative is coming to help us with that problem. “Create or Die: Thriving in the Create-On-Demand World” is a presentation that will cover the phases of creative growth, the basic daily disciplines of healthy creatives and some “assassins” of personal and organizational creativity.

You don’t want to miss this chance to learn tips and tricks on how to consistently bring your A-game to your designs.

box_design_premium_cs4_white_60x88To keep the creativity flowing, one lucky attendee will win a free copy of Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium!



  • $10 for DCS members
  • $20 for non-members
  • $5 for students (student rate only available at the door, must present a valid student ID)
  • Online registration info coming soon, you may also pay cash at the door

You can also help us promote the event by downloading, printing and hanging our promotional poster.

If you have questions about this event, please email programming@creativesyndicate.org

DCS Presents: Captured An Artists Perspective


Dayton Creative Syndicate is celebrating our first birthday by having a kick-ass gallery showing of YOUR photographs!

DCS wants to show off your best photography. Send us your photographs for our DCS gallery show—Captured: An Artists Perspective.
Entries are due no later than May 12 (more info below)

Then join us on May 15th as we display all of the photos that are entered in a gallery show at the Excelsior Lofts for Urban Nights. Sponsored by the Downtown Dayton Partnership and complete with the live acoustical rock / experimental sounds of Adam Haroff.

Information about submissions
Subject matter is anything or everything that you can come up with (keep it suitable for all audiences-no nudes). There aren’t specific themes or categories for this display – you can enter flowers, fruit, landscapes, cityscapes, abstract, people, water, sunsets, animals – whatever you want to submit!

  • Please submit your own printed photography. Pieces can be retrieved at the end of the gallery show on May 15.
  • Subject matter can be anything that is appropriate for all ages
  • Can be black/white or color
  • You can submit up to 3 photos
  • All photos should be mounted onto 11×17 black bristol board. Participants can submit photos pre-mounted on boards, or can pay $2 each entry (checks can be made payable to Greater Dayton Ad Association) for DCS to mount the photos.
  • Please submit the following contact information with your photograph: photograph title, your full name, telephone number, and email address
  • Please send entries to DCS President Patrice Hall at Real Art Design Group: 232 E. Sixth Street, Dayton OH, 45402
  • If you have any questions, please contact DCS Social Coordinator Jen Parrish: social@creativesyndicate.org
* We will do our best to return your artwork to you in perfect condition, but our lawyers are making us say this: we cannot be held responsible for any damaged or missing photographs. Also, photograph mounting is permanent – photos will not be removable from boards after the exhibit.