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I had been doing some research for my book A Caring Killer and came across the British Columbia B-36 crash that no one can quite get their heads around. So I looked at the political situation of the time, Soviet developement of an Atomic weapon was advancing at pace with spies working frantically to gain technical information. At the same time Britain was building it own Bomb having been left in the lurch by the United States government after the second world war. But there are Governments inside Governments and these people felt it would be useful for Britain to have their own weapon, however to achieve this one had to go missing from the US nuclear arsenal.  As it was illegal to supply any foreign country with nuclear technology a plausible plan had to be developed.  What if a plane carrying the bomb got into difficulties and ‘dropped’ it into the Pacific ocean who would ever know the difference?

The B 36 was carrying a passenger, was his body never recovered? One thing we can certainly be sure of is all the fantasy theories about the plane flying it self is pure hokum.  That aircraft was flown to its destination, engines were re-started and that plane was landed on the plateau near mount Kologet it was in one piece and aircraft do not land close to mountains in one piece they smash-up.

‘Officially’ the captains body was never found, so how did that plane suddenly gain height and fly over the mountains into Canada? I have used my theory as part of my book which is as much about not trusting anyone.

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One of the nicest things about living here is the night sky. After my weekend game of petanca we stopped off at the Club Nautique for a drink – strange thing there since the fiesta the patrons seem to have vanished, people we normally see are no longer around such a shame – but I digress. 

After dinner my wife and I went up on the roof and sat on the loungers watching the stars.  We are in what can only be described as a halo of night sky, no background scatter just dark,  sprinkled with lots of twinkling lights. There is an aura of reflected light over the hill in front  and the maser behind, and to the left we can look down the valley towards the mountain range that separates us from the coast its above these that you get a sense of the towns behind them as the light scatter is quite large and bright. 

Looking up you see the dusty shadow of the Milky Way, like a faint cloud stretching from east to west. I can understand how the acient astrologers made pictures of the stars. Now and again a plane would wink its way across the sky and a satellite wobble or whiz over head. Sitting there in the quiet we could hear the owls calling to one another the odd dog barking perhaps a pig was near its finca, then suddenly the midges were there then whoosh, small bats came to feed, silently diving and darting around us. The first one to arrive made us jump but it was fascinating to watch them.

Then it began to get cold (nearly 2am) so it was time for bed.  The hunters arrived this morning around 7am so Autumn is on its way, next thing is olive picking but that’s another story…..

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