The 1968 Leonard Mantle Contact Case – feat. coincidental? Metal Hurlant comic


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First topic here, and I hope it’s a good one for those with an interest in possible ET contact cases! I’d never have known about this case if Timothy
Good hadn’t done the investigative work.

Overview of the case and contact

Chapter 12 of Timothy Good’s book, “Earth: An Alien Enterprise” (…) is entitled ‘Reluctant Guinea Pigs’ and it
begins by giving insight into the Leonard Mantle 1968 contact case. A stranger by the name of ‘Iso Khan’ met Leonard in London in 1968 while he
was gardening in Soho Square.

This stranger seemed to intimate he was not of this world, and possessed a great deal of knowledge.

“I looked up and saw a man there, very immaculate, with a dark gray suit and an about-town shirt,” Leonard told me [Tim Good], in one of
two interviews at his home in 1978. “I thought I’d better just carry on. The next thing he says is, ‘Obviously you’re enjoying your work?’
To which I replied, ‘Well, yes, of course.’ And when you’re seeing people rushing to work, you just carry on doing what you’re doing.”

“You’re not aware of time,” the stranger commented. “You seem to be more acutely aware of that than most people.”

“Well, time is important,” replied Leonard, somewhat bemused.

“That’s a very true statement,” replied the man. “But people’s concept of time is entirely different.”

The stranger introduced himself as Iso Khan. Leonard inquired if he was on holiday. “Oh, no,” came the reply. “I’m just on a visit— sort
of.” Asked if he traveled a great deal, Khan confirmed that indeed he did, adding that he had met people from all walks of life.

Good, Timothy. Earth: An alien enterprise (Kindle Locations 3389-3398). Thistle Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Contact continued, and Khan would much later openly reveal abilities like telepathy and levitation, and inform Leonard that his race was about 5,000
years ahead of ours (this seems to match the E.T. in the Leo Dworshak case, where it is also mentioned there were twelve individuals of their race
intermingling with people around the Earth), and he claimed to be 150 years old. They had nine senses, one of which may have been an inbuilt register
to calculate the intelligence level of other persons they met.

‘How could you possibly know what happened a hundred years ago unless you were there?’ I asked him.”

“Well, it is a question of time,” he responded. “Your whole concept of time is a man-made thing. Time, according to you, is being born, living,
and dying; getting up, working, and going to bed. That is your concept of time.”

Leonard pointed out that, from his personal experience, he however had always been aware that there is “another time— a time where you sort of
step out of yourself.”

“Yes, then you are going into time,” came Khan’s cryptic response, alluding briefly to a “sixth dimension,” which meant nothing to Leonard
at the time.

Good, Timothy. Earth: An alien enterprise (Kindle Locations 3407-3413). Thistle Publishing. Kindle Edition.

What is interesting is that Mantle himself believed he experienced a “time shift”, and this may account for the stranger keeping an eye on, or
having an interest, in him:

“A neighbor from my block of flats in Clapham was just coming out of Hannell’s grocery store, and I was standing outside. As he was
walking, and before he got to the door, I was suddenly there and opening the door for him! And he started scratching his head, looked at me again and
again. The same thing happened again in the afternoon when he was coming down in the lift. And he looked at me again in disbelief. If you’re behind
someone and all of a sudden you’re in front of them, how can you explain it?”

Good, Timothy. Earth: An alien enterprise (Kindle Locations 3441-3444). Thistle Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Khan revealed, “The only important point is that you are aware of time. And we know this.”

As these contacts continued, Mantle became so concerned by the encounters that he tried to contact and warn Scotland Yard of him but they told him to
stop wasting their time, and “piss off!” Mantle also couldn’t entirely cope with the contact and stayed in a psychiatric hospital in Epsom for
six weeks in 1968, then again for two weeks in 1969, shortly after Khan returned and left.

That sets the background and the case, and there are many more details in Timothy Good’s book.

The Comic!

I naturally looked into the name ‘Iso Khan’, to see if I could tie him up with any other contact stories. Wary that ‘Iso Khan’ in Good’s
book may have been a pseudonym, I did however uncover that an ‘Iso Kan’ had written a story in the December 1976 issue of French magazine Métal
Hurlant, entitled: ‘Turod: The Last Knight of Time in the Palace of Spells…’

A copy of the U.S version of comic (released later, October 1977) can be found on the website, and can be read online:
US version of the comic, from

Imagine my surprise to find it features many subjects in our field, including the presence of a flying saucer, and has a something of a theme for
‘time’. This story is written by ‘Iso Kan’ (French original) and illustrated by ‘Phil Rosilio’. I cannot find either of these two
individuals in other issues (at least 36 I checked through) of the magazine, despite their being other, regular contributors to the magazine.

Intensification of awareness and contact

In the course of further investigation, there are also potential ties to I.J.P Appel Guery (a new age guru), and a movement to release information
into the mainstream with the aim of an intensification of awareness and contact.

Very interesting, and if nothing else, please enjoy the comic!

I will also attach this PDF
with full analysis on my investigation, including details on the comic differences between French and US versions—it’s a bit flighty, but I
felt on a bit of a roller-coaster as this information was uncovered.

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