Beyond Nov. 1968
Complete with its Jackie O cover and shock-inducing headlines, the November 1968 cover of Beyond leans more tabloid than digest. The cover girl’s prediction was the juice to seal the sale but the mind-numbing “word from your publisher” (Bernard S. Adelman) inside, zaps all its other zingers.
“With this issue, BEYOND launches what it believes is one of the most exciting and astonishing series to appear in any publication anywhere: INTERVIEWS FROM BEYOND, beginning on page 62!
“Through the courtesy of one of the foremost researchers in psychic phenomena of our time, BEYOND will present each month, an authentic series of interviews with some of the outstanding figures of the 20th century; statesmen, entertainers, public personalities in every walk of life who in recent years have passed into the Beyond.”
Transpose the numbers and 62 becomes 26, where Steven Albert shares the fruits of the astonishing Dr. X’s invention, a “huge gray painted machine which hummed softly as its complex power structure activated electronically. . .” The first contacts:
Marilyn Monroe: “Only now, on this other plane, am I making progress toward peace and happiness.”
Tyrone Power: “…when I think of your plane, I am concerned only of the fate of my loved ones still with you—my ex-wife and young daughter.”
Jayne Mansfield: “My greatest sorrow is that I had to leave my small children behind, without the love of their own mother.”
Albert’s rock-solid report closes with a promise: “Dr. X. turned off the machine. The first historic INTERVIEW FROM BEYOND was over. There will be more.”