In Praise of Miles Johnston’s Bases Project
The wonder of the world wide web is a marvellous thing. Where television continues to disappoint, there is always something new and fresh to be found online. Some might say, the Alternative Media has stepped in where Mainstream Media fears to treat.
I remember when I first heard about Miles Johnston. I was at a Richard D Hall tour event, and Richard mentioned Miles Johnston and ‘AMMACH’ in response to a question from an audience member. I whipped out my phone and typed in ‘Miles Johnston’ so I could look him up later.
AMMACH was a project with Miles and Joanne. AMMACH stood for ‘Anomalous Mind Management Abductee Contactee Helpline’. Miles and Joanne worked to support people who felt that they had been abducted by unearthly beings. Their support appeared to take the form of conferences and video interviews. I can only suppose that there was some off camera support, too. Miles and Joanna appeared to truly care about their clients.
However, as many partnerships progress, crack began to appear. As soon as I discovered AMMACH, Miles and Joanna went their separate ways. It was a shame, but it forced me to take a look at what else Miles was working on.
I found Miles had a collection of hundreds of videos about ‘The Bases Project’. The Bases Project serves to be a research tool for people who are interested in a wide array of alternative subject matters. From Black Goo to Targeted Individuals, Miles meets and discusses the weird and the wonderful.
Though Miles tends to try to focus on the interviewee, he is often just as fascinating to listen to. He has a way of speaking that commands attention.
Unlike the majority of YouTube stars, Miles is no newcomer to making videos. His first Bases video was actually a VHS that was filmed and released over 20 years ago. The video is now uploaded so we can all see, a wonderfully candid chat between Barry King and Lisa Williams.
Bases 1 (2010 Edit)
One of the most popular subjects that Miles covers is that of the Super Soldier. James Casbolt captured the imagination of many, with stories of covert work on behalf of a secret military organisation. Though James is currently unavailable for interview, Max Spiers has entered the fray with some fascinating insights.
As with anything in life, information is presented. It is up to each individual to decide whether they take the information as fact. I enjoy Miles Johnston’s Bases videos because they makes me feel part of a community that is aware and intriguing. I can’t say that I believe every story that the interviewees tell…but I can say that I enjoy listening to them.