MUFON UFO JOURNALNUMBER 259 NOVEMBER 1989Founded 1967OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF MUTUAL UFO NETWORK, INC.$2.50UFOs AND SECURITY
MUFON UFO JOURNAL(USPS 002-970)(ISSN 0270-6822)103 Oldtowne Rd.Seguin, Texas 78155-4099 U.S.A.DENNIS W. STACYEditorWALTER ...
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publish a definitive paper to set the re-cord straight about the crash/retrievalincident. It could change the posture ofUF...
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  1. 1. MUFON UFO JOURNALNUMBER 259 NOVEMBER 1989Founded 1967OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF MUTUAL UFO NETWORK, INC.$2.50UFOs AND SECURITY
  2. 2. MUFON UFO JOURNAL(USPS 002-970)(ISSN 0270-6822)103 Oldtowne Rd.Seguin, Texas 78155-4099 U.S.A.DENNIS W. STACYEditorWALTER H. ANDRUS, JR.International Director andAssociate EditorTHOMAS P. DEULEYArt DirectorMILDRED BIESELEContributing EditorANN DRUFFELContributing EditorROBERT J. GRIBBLEColumnistROBERT H. BLETCHMANPublic RelationsPAUL CERNYPromotion / PublicityMARGE CHRISTENSENPublic EducationREV. BARRY DOWNINGReligion and UFOsLUCIUS PARISHBooks & PeriodicalsLOREN GROSSHistorianT. SCOTT CRAINGREG LONGMICHAEL D. SWORDSStaff WritersTED PHILLIPSLanding Trace CasesJOHN F. SCHUESSLERMedical CasesLEONARD STRINGFIELDUFO Crash / RetrievalWALTER N. WEBBAstronomyNORMA E. SHORTDWIGHT CONNELLYDENNIS HAUCKRICHARD H. HALLROBERT V. PRATTEditor/Publishers Emeritus(Formerly SKYLOOK)The MUFON UFO JOURNAL ispublished monthly by the MutualUFONetwork, Inc., Seguin, Texas.Membership/Supscription rates:$25.00 per year in the U.S.A.; $30.00foreign in U.S. funds. Copyright 1989by the Mutual UFO Network. Secondclass postage paid at Seguin, Texas.POSTMASTER: Send form 3579 toadvise change of address to theMUFON UFO JOURNAL, 103Oldtowne Rd., Seguin, Texas 78155-4099.FROM THE EDITORThe UFO phenomenon, at least as reported, has undergone several dramaticpermutations over the last forty years. So it should come as no surprise to seechange overtake the Journal as well. In this issue we introduce, if only inlimitedfashion, desktop publishing to the Journal. Eventually, we hope to produce theentire publication in this manner. But the final switch-over will require a good dealof time and energy on our part, and an equal portion of patience on yours. Weask that you bear with us in the meantime.In fact, recently breaking events in the field have been such that several itemsscheduled for inclusion in this issue were unavoidably pushed back to a later time.We apologize to those authors we have had to momentarily displace, and hopewe will be back on normal footing next month. Even with an expanded 32 pages,we have been forced to cut back much material originally intended to appear atthis time. Again, such decisions are entirely those of the editor, who assumes fullresponsibility for same.In this issueROSWELL & THE X-15: UFO BASICS Leonard H. Stringfield 3UFOs & THE U.S. GOVERNMENT: PART I William L. Moore 8CURRENT CASE LOG Dan Wright 17REPORTED UFO SIGHTINGLeland Bechtel & Robert MacKenna 19USSR UFO LANDING WITH ENTITIES Walt Andrus 20LOOKING BACK Bob Gribble 22THE UFO PRESS Dennis Stacy 25THE NOVEMBER NIGHT SKY Walter Webb 29DIRECTORS MESSAGE Walt Andrus 30UFOs AND SECURITY Soviet Military Review 31Copyright 1989 by the Mutual UFO Network, Inc. (MUFON), 103 Old-towne Road, Seguin, Texas 78155-4099 U.S.A.ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDNo part of this document may be reproduced in any form by photostat,microfilm, xerograph, or any other means, without the written permissionof the Copyright Owners.The Mutual UFO Network, Inc. is exempt from Federal Income Tax underSection 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. MUFON is a publicly sup-ported organization of the type described in Section 509 (a) (2). Donors maydeduct contributions from their Federal Income Tax. In addition, bequests,legacies, devises, transfers, or gifts are deductible for Federal estate and gifttax purposes ifthey meet the applicable provisions of Sections 2055, 2106,and 2522 of the code.The contents of the MUFON UFO JOURNAL are determined by the editor anddo not necessarily represent the official position of MUFON. Opinions of contributorsare their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the editor, the staff orMUFON.Articles may be forwarded directly to MUFON. Responses to published articlesmay be in a Letter to the Editor (up to about 400 words) or in a short article (upto about 2,000 words). Thereafter, the "50% rule" is applied: the article authormay reply but will be allowed half the wordage used in the response; the respondermay answer the author but will be allowed half the wordage used in the authorsreply, etc. All submissions are subject to editingfor style, clarity, and conciseness.Permission is hereby granted to qoute from this issue provided not more than 200words are quoted from any one article, the author of the article is given credit,and the statement "Copyright 1989 by the Mutual UFO Network, 103 OldtowneRd., Seguin, Texas 78155" is included.
  3. 3. ROSWELL & THE X-15: UFO BASICSLeonard Stringfield is wellknown for his research intocrashed saucers and military re-trieval cases. His last appear-ance here was in the January1989 issue.As we nudge toward the last decadeof the 20th century, basic UFO re-search is still no nearer to exposing thetruth about the UFO, with verifiablefacts, than when it ushered in the1980s. If anything, as activists, we arewallowing deeper and deeper in ourown self-muddied waters.Despite the good work of manyqual-ified researchers in the past decade,the impact of their disclosures, or mes-sages of wisdom, seldom rise above thenoise of busy rumormills feeding us thepap of mis/disinformation. Wary of thenoise, the media still opt to repudiateUFO stories as factless anecdotes,while responsible world governments,whose secret agencies are supposedlyin possession of the truth,remain aloof,admitting nothing. No admission, nostory. Thus isolated from the main-stream of world affairs, UFOs are leftadrift in the heavens, and we, their re-searchers, talking only among our-selves. Have we been outsmarted bythe elusive"them," or, as usual,haveweonly outsmarted ourselves? Whicheverthe case, its high time for a change inposture.To momentarily please the devilsadvocate on this premise, perhaps weshould turn away from trying to ration-alize ufological intrigueand go back tosome old saucer basics.In my opinion, the basics are UFOevents that tend to support no specialinterest group, or to espouse any onehypothesis. Simply, theyrelate to an un-By Leonard Stringfieldusual report of an incident caused byan unidentified aerial object or a mil-itary action or reaction to that in-cident. Resorting to the basics mayprove nothing, but I believe it lendscredence to the postulation that thereal UFO is an intelligentlycontrolledcraft whose incursive actions havegiv-en good cause for an official coverup.Many such instances of UFO activity,apart from crash/retrievals, have cometo my attention in the past ten years,but I gave them only a cursory review.Like many other researchers, I waslured away or diverted by more sensa-tional events, like the abduction maniaand, of course, MJ-12.RevitalizedAfter my "Status Report V, UFOCrash/Retrievals: Is the Coverup LidLifting?" was published in the January1989 issue of the MUFON UFO Jour-nal, revitalizing interest in my research,I became privileged to learn of a new,firsthand source who appeared to haveimportant information relating to theRoswell incident. Just Cause had ear-lier received a letter from this source,and after discussing its potential valuewith the editor, Barry Greenwoodagreed to send me a copy and gave methe green light to follow up.On January 26, 1989, I was able tomake contact with the source in aremote western state. To gain his trust,I promptly explained the confidentialarrangement with Greenwood andprovided my own credentials. In shorttime, "Tim"agreed to cooperate.Tim proved to have been a proudmember of the only atomic bomb wingextant at the time, the 509th BombGroup, stationed at Roswell Army AirForce Base in 1947. And as one of hisfellow crew members reminded him onJuly 9th of that year, theywere "makinghistory" on their flight aboard a B-29,which they believed transported thedeceased alien cadavers from the Ro-swell airbase in New Mexico to Car-swell in Fort Worth, Texas. In consid-eration of the sensitivity of Tims posi-tion, I agreed to the terms he requestedconcerning the release of his informa-tion, which includes concealing certaindetails mostly pertaining to his profes-sional career, including rank, assignedduty aboard the flight, and the identityof key personnel involved in his specialmission.As one of the few dramatispersonaeof the Roswell story, Tims eyewitnessinformation was of course of extremeinterest to me personally and to thosewho support my endeavors. In the longrun, however, it may prove to be ofeven more importance as a vital pieceof evidence in any future congressionalhearing or in the chronicles of a histo-rian.For the sake of accuracy, then, Timand I reviewed to the verge of bore-dom, piece by piece, every aspect of hisrole, his observations and speculationsto the best of his memory,even gradingkey issues such as his recall of atten-dant personnel and duties aboard theflight into three categories: Positive,Probable and Uncertain.Tims AccountWe begin witth Tims original story,excerpted from his letter to Just Cause,as follows:"On this day our crew had not beenon the flying roster. We had accom-plished our period of ground school inthe morning, then went to the skeetrange after lunch. The Aircraft Com-mander had broken 48 targets, and Iwas next with 47 out of 50.MUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 259 November 1989
  4. 4. "The sergeant in charge of the rangeasked us if we had heard about the"Flying Disk" that had crashed out inthe desert. Twice more before leavingthe skeet range we heard reports of aspace ship with bodies inside that hadbeen found on a ranch in the area.When the truck dropped us off at thesquadron area most of the other crewshad been released for the day. Theoperations officer told our captain tokeep the crew together because hethought he had a flight for us. We ex-pected this was a last minute test hopon a plane needed for the next daysmission. I loved test hops, for on manyof them the pilot would let me be theco-pilot and sometimes I would get to-make alanding.No Routine Flight"We were sent out to preflight ourown airplane; we knew then it was notest flight. The preflightof a B-29 wasalengthy operation, requiring a visualpressure check of each engines fuelsystem, plus many other details. Anhour later we were told to taxi theplane to the "Pit," a place where theatomic bomb was normally loaded."We were positioned so the frontbomb-bay was directly over the pit,which was covered with a large tarp.But no atomic bomb was in the pit thatafternoon."When the canvas was removed bythe loadingcrew, all we could see wasavery large wooden box. We stood offto the side and were not allowed morethan a glimpse of the loading process.The box was sitting on a platform ofthe type we often used to carry cargoon. Once the load was secured in thebomb-bay four militarypolicemen wentinside and took positions at each cor-ner of the box. I think two of themwere majors, and one a lieutenant. Thefourth man was an NCO."Three other officers of companyand field grade were positioned in theforward and aft crew compartments.The officer crew members went to baseoperations for flight clearance andbriefing. When they returned only thebombardier was allowed to go in thebomb-bay and check the security ofthe load. The engineer and I had noproblem at all, and no ballast was re-quired in the tail, so I guess now that itwas less than 5000 pounds."Once airborne we were told the des-tination was the AAFB at Ft. Worth,Texas. By now we were aware that thiswas no routine cargo mission. The rankand number of the M. P.s were cluesthat we had something important onboard. One of our officers speculatedthat it was the household goods ofsome high-ranking ground-pounderbeing transferred to Ft. Worth. Thiswas a reasonable guess."I do not remember connecting itwith the "Flying Disk Crash" story untilwe were on the way back. We left mostof the security people in Ft. Worth. Ithink only one, maybe two, came backwith us. I do remember the stronglecture of thisbeing a routine flight thatwe must not talk about. One of thecrew, a very outspoken individual, saidon the way home that we were now apart of history. He went on to say itwas the disk and remains of the flightcrew, because he had seen a man herecognized in the reception group. Thisman was a mortician by military speci-alty."For weeks rumors were plentiful,and we were hard pressed to maintainthe silence we had been ordered tokeep."If Tims flight indeed transported thebodies, and not additional debris fromthe wreckage, then his testimony fitswell into the scenario that says his wasthe third mission from Roswell. Toprove it, of course, we would need ac-cess to official records, if they still ex-ist, which is doubtful, for obvious reas-ons. Despite the paucity of firsthandtestimony from surviving personnel, Ifeel reasonably sure of "Pappy" Hen-dersons flight of July 8, 1947, whichtransported the main "wreckage" in aB-29 (or possibly a C-54) to WrightField, Dayton, Ohio. According to thetestimony of Major Jesse Marcel, hehad been bumped from thisflight.Jesse MarcelAlso according to Marcel, he flew toCarswell in a B-29 on July8th.Notably,he referred to the cargo not as a crate,but as a "half B-29-ful" of fragmentshehad collected from the crash site onthe Brazel ranch. Once at the airbase,his job was done. General Roger Ra-mey, in charge of the operations, re-leased the story to the media that thedowned saucer was actually a weatherballoon, and ordered Marcel to returnto Roswell, which he did the followingday, July 9th.Of significance, Tim remembersMarcels involvement. To refresh hismemory, he was sent a copy of the509th Bomb Groups 1947 yearbook.He said he recalls his (Marcels) pre-sence on the scene, but is not surewhere. "Its possible," said Tim, "that hewas one of the officers to greet myplane at Carswell, but my guess is thathe wason myreturn flight to Roswell."Based on known information, Marcelwas unaware of the retrieved bodiesand would not have a need-to-knowqualification to greet the plane. Asealed crate, however, would surelyhave aroused suspicion.Crucial, then, in coordinating the se-quence of events, is the date of Timsflight. Understandably blurred by thepassage of time, and without any offi-cial 509th records to substantiate sucha secret mission, he was at first uncer-tain of the date. "One clue, for sure,"he said. "The weather that day wassunny and hot during a season knownfor its thunderstorms."MUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 259 November 1989
  5. 5. In a letter received in February, Timentertained the notion that his flightmight have been July 8 or 9, based onan illegible entry in a pocket diary thathe had salvaged from his Roswell days.As it became increasingly important tofix a date, considering the impact of hisrevelations and the surfacing of newmaterial (unknown to Tim), I calledOctober 2, asking him to take anotherlook at his diary. A tall request, in-deed, in light that I knew he was in themidst of moving to a new residence,and I was told that it was alreadystored somewhere in a box.Then on October 5, Tim called. "Ifound the diary," he announced. "Itwas the ninth. I found the dates of myflights, clearly circled on the calendar,inside the back cover, which backs upmy log entries for July 4th, 9th, 26th,28th and 29th."Log EntriesFollowing are Tims flight entries inhis log for July, 1947:July 4,1947 DEH (CAA station des-ignation for Roswell), Ship 6291. B-29.Formation flight cross country. Vicks-burg, Little Rock, Tulsa, Amarillo andreturn. Holidaycelebration. Flight time9hrs.,55mins.July 9, 1947 DEH, Ship 7301. B-29.Cross country. Ft. Worth and return.Flight time1hr.,55mins.The next 17 days, Tim said, he andcrew were in special training schoolfeaturing courses in Russian language,Judo, hand-to-hand combat, etc.July 26, 1947 DEH, Ship 430? (lastnumber illegible) B-29. Cross countryRound Robin to Atlanta and returnviaHouston. 10hrs., 20 mins.July 28, 1947 DEH, Ship 6291. B-29.Cross country radar bombing. Omaha,Kansas City, Houston and return.Flight time11hrs.,20 mins.July 29, 1947 DEH, Ship 6291. B-29.Formation over Utah, live bombing.Flight timeShrs., 45mins.The key date: July 9, 1947. For onething, it backs up the scenario thatMarcel returned to Roswell on Timsflight. Other dramatic events on the8th and 9th of July were linked toMarcels flight to Carswell. New evi-dence reveals that during this period, aspecial detachment of troops from Ro-swell found three alien bodies (maybefour) about two-and-a-half miles fromthe crash site on the Brazel ranch.While this expeditionary discoverywas probably unknown to Marcel, afigure so important to our recon-structed scenario, the magnitude of itsshock surely would have triggered astate of alarm at the highest levels ofgovernment in Washington. And wecan assume that hasty and momentousdecisions were made, at least one ofwhich, the urge toward secrecy, hauntsus still.In the short run, however, the exoticcadavers had to be protected, pre-served, photographed and crated forshipment out of Roswell. By the after-noon of July 9, the bodies were readyfor their shipment to Carswell. In mymind,Tim made that historic flight."Everything about the fight was un-usual," said Tim. "So tight was security,we knew that the crate contained morethan the generals furniture." It wasmade of wood, he said, and was un-painted and unmarked as though has-tily constructed. Fitting snugly into thebomb-bay, it was approximately 5 feethigh, four wide and fifteen long. Ac-cording to my calculations, these di-mensions would suitably accommodatethree 4-foot tall bodies (or parts ofbodies) placed in a lengthwise row.But beyond the mystery of the crateand the extraordinary security mea-sures at Roswell and Carswell, thestrongest factor in support of Tims be-lief that his plane carried the bodies isfound in the words of a fellow crewmember, the officer who recognized aformer school chum, a mortician,among the contingent of greeters atCarswell.The names of the pilot, co-pilot andthose of his crew members that he canrecall are known to me, but Tim pre-fers, understandably at this time, thatthey not be published. Perhaps in thenear future more can be revealed aboutthem and their roles.Tims disclosures, based on the rawfacts as he observed them, basically il-lustrate a military reaction to a UFOevent. His information may seem cir-cumstantial to the skeptic, but thoughtof in the context of the whole, as itlinks to the testimony of manyother re-liable witnesses, the case could standup in any court of law.Behind scenes, several months aftermy initial contact with Tim, anotherdoor opened for me. Don Schmitt, Di-rector of Special Investigations forCUFOS, also had been quietlydigginginto the Roswell affair, with telling re-sults. Of special interest, I learned,new information had surfaced whichnot only tied in with Tims experience,but also with that of a former GI, who,living in England with his British wifeand family, had been a part of the509th retrieval team at the crash site.Of note, he told one of his daughtersthat he had seen three recovered bod-ies. (See Case 11, in my Status ReportV: Walt Andrus also met with the Eng-lish widow and her two daughters inLondon on July 15,1989.)Indicating an interest in my Roswellmaterial, Schmitt and author KevinRandle visited my home to comparenotes. Quickly realizing the impact ofour respective material, we agreed topool our findings for the good of re-search. With new information still sur-facing as I write this, some of it aug-menting or amending the spadeworkdone by Bill Moore and StantonFriedman, mycolleague hopes to soonMUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 259 November 1989
  6. 6. publish a definitive paper to set the re-cord straight about the crash/retrievalincident. It could change the posture ofUFO research, the media and worldthinking on the subject.Since I introduced Mrs. SapphoHenderson, wife of the late Captain"Pappy" Henderson, and revealed herstory of his Roswell exploit to research(Status Report V), she has appearedon TVs "Unsolved Mysteries" pro-gram on September 20th. She did welland I am pleased.However, at her request, I did notdisclose her address and phone num-ber to other researchers, includingStan Friedman. Chagrined over mylack of cooperation, he managed to lo-cate her and persuade her to appearon the show. This is good and I ap-plaud his indefatigable efforts. For me,it proves that so many of my namelessor address-less sources do exist, andthat their anecdotal stories are not al-ways fairy tales. No apologies, then, formy rigid position that honors the re-quests and trust of my sources. Thesepeople make the rules, and I mustabideby them. I will continue this practice.A more recent chat with Mrs. Hen-derson provided a new morsel forthought. She said that when her hus-band read the story about Roswell inthe tabloid Globe, February 17, 1981issue, and first broke the news of hisown involvement, his comments aboutthe accompanying drawings, showingthe alien head and hand, were thatthey were "accurate." This gave herreason to believe that he might actuallyhave seen the bodies, but she wasquick to add that he never said so.By coincidence, the drawings helooked at were those I roughlysketched for my first paper on UFOcrash/retrievals, "Retrievals of theThird Kind," presented at the 9th an-nual MUFON UFO SymposiuminDay-ton, Ohio, in 1978.Alt« 200,000 ft.Vel •=> 3,400 mphX-1S Flight No. 1-27-48CM*:4/M/e2Pilot:JoMph A. Welter, NASAUunch Point: Nr. Uud Uke,NVDMIIfMllon: Edward* AFB, CAMM. AILc 246,700 tfUu. V«L »4.MH (3,48* mph)Of pertinence to the earlyinvestiga-tions of Roswell, I incorrectly creditedBill Moore for having a personal in-terview with Jesse Marcel in my StatusReport V. Stan Friedman informed methat he was the interviewer, not Moore.Although the book, The RosweJl In-cident, is vague about who madephone or personal interviews (see p.62), I believe that Friedman should becredited for his legwork.X-15 UFO SightingsThe second arena I selected for thisarticle relating to UFO basics involvesNASA. In 1962, during test flights ofthe X-15 out of Edwards AFB, therewere two known occasions when theirflights encountered UFOs. On one, acamera recorded two disks near the X-15at an altitude of 200,000 feet.The encounters, 1believe, are signifi-cant in that they suggest a UFO in-terest, not only in our early experimen-tal aircraft in general, but in our high-altitude test flights with an outer spaceconnection in particular.The encounters are also significantbecause they come from a firsthand,qualified source who had been in-volved with the X-15 program as a co-ordinator for the fiights, and who alsosaw the movie in question.MUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 259 November 1989
  7. 7. Alt = 314,000 ft.Vel = 3,800 mphX-1S Flight No. 1-7-14DM*: 7/17/62Pilot: U*|. Robt U. White, USAFUunch Point: Nr.D*l*nur L*k*,NVD**lln*lion: Edward* AFB, CAMM. Alt >314,750 tfMM.Vel. i S.4SM (3,832 mph)While these encounters made onlyspotty news at the time and were en-tered with incorrect details in NICAPrecords, my source, who visited myhome on several occasions, has pro-vided ample backup papers, such as theflight chart of the incident with cam-era, variousmemoranda over his signa-ture, and a list of the NASA pilots andother personnel at the base, many ofthem future astronauts, includingNeilArmstrong.The source of this information is agraduate engineer and pilot with ap-proximately 1,000 flying hours in com-mand. He is presently cleared Secret,Special Access on the B-2 program. Atthe time of the sightings, he was a testengineer on the X-15 program at Ed-wards AFB, and in this position hadvirtually unlimited access to the X-15aircraft, the flight line, hangars, flighttest data, and the X-15 Flight TestControl Room. He was in daily contactwith the pilots and ground crews.Following, then, is my sourcesaccount of the two X-15 UFO en-counters with drawings showing theirrelative positions.UFOs FilmedDuring a design altitude flight onApril 30,1962, two disk-shaped objectsovertook the X-15 at an altitude of ap-proximately 200,000 feet, while at aspeed of approximately 3,400 m.p.h., or5000 fps. The X-15 had been launchedfrom the vicinity of Mud Lake, Neva-da, with Joseph A. Walker, NASA, atthe controls. At the time of the sightinghe was climbing at a pitch angle of ap-proximately 30 degrees.Walker sighted the two aircraft pass-ing overhead and reported to the NA-SA FRC Control Room at Edwards,"Two UFOs just passed overhead."(The writer and approximately 20 oth-ers were in the Control Room and per-sonally heard Walkers report. No oth-er details were supplied by Walker.)The aft fuselage cameras on the X-15captured the UFOs on film which waslater viewed by the writer, the groundcrew, and key X-15 Program personnelat the post-flight debriefing. (The in-cident was not discussed in any detailduring the debriefing, however.) Thefilm was good quality, and clearlyshowed two white or silver disk-shaped craft flying in tight formation,rapidly overtaking the X-15 from be-hind and passing overhead, perhapsonly 100-200 feet above the X-15. Dis-position of the film isunknown.During a world altitude record flighton July 17, 1962, Major Robert M.White, USAF, reported to NASAFRC Control that "several" UFOswere flying in formation with him andwere "like the color of paper." Again,the writer and 20 other Control Roompersonnel overheard the conversation,although no other details were given atthat time. White was in level (zero-G)flight at his peak altitude of 314,000feet; his speed was approximately 3,800m.p.h. During debriefing White elab-orated that there were 5 or 6 UFOs,and perhaps as manyas 8 or 10.Copyright 1989 byLeonardH. String-ffeld. AJ1rights reserved.MUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 259 November 1989
  8. 8. UFOs and the U.S. Government: Part IBy William L. MooreUFO researcher William Mooreand his investigative activities haverecently been the subject of con-siderable controversy, both withinand without the ufological com-munity. Some of those doubtsculminated in the publication of arecent article in the Journal byRobert Hastings, which hinted atgovernment contact and involve-ment. Prior to publication, Moorewas apprised of the articles con-tents and given the opportunity torespond in writing.Moores response eventually ap-peared in the form of a lengthyspeech delivered at the MUFONsymposium in Las Vegas this pastsummer, and also as an almostcomplete issue of his quarterlyFocus newsletter (4219 W. Olive,Suite 247, Burbank, CA, 91505).Unfortunately, this paper arrivedtoo late to be included in the officialproceedings as published. Wenowprovide it for our readers in the in-terest ofcompleteness, and also asMoores open reply to his critics.The response seems to have beenmuch misunderstood at the time ofdelivery, as well as inthe immediateaftermath. Hopefully, publicationhere will at least bring the publicrecord up to date. The second partof his virtually verbatim talk will ap-pear in the next issue of theJournal.Ladies and gentleman, friends andenemies, associates and colleagues —in short, fellow UFOlogists: I had real-ly wanted to come here tonight and"kick ass," but fortunately for us allwiser heads have prevailed and weare going to keep this presentation asprofessional as possible.Before I begin, it seems appropriateto first take a few moments to per-sonally thank Mr. Walt Andrus of theMUFON organization, and theorganizers and hosts of this sym-8posium, whose kind invitation madeit possible for me to be here tonight.I am also appreciative of this excellenttime spot, which must mean thatthose who arranged the schedulethink I have something interesting tosay. I shall try not to disappoint you.I might also add that my talk isprimarily directed to those of you whoare members of the UFO communi-ty. That is not to suggest that thoseof you who are here as third partieswont find it interesting; it is just thatyou might not be able to follow someof the "in-house" comments that I amgoing to make. (As opposed to"outhouse" comments, which I shalltry to avoid even though in somecases they might be appropriate.)At this point, allow me to introducemyself. I am aware that you alreadyknow my name, and I am equallycer-tain that many of you are wondering,"Just who is Bill Moore, and what ishe up to?" Added to that, Im sure,are many other questions: "Is thisman a government agent?"; "Whatabout his rumored contact within theintelligence community?"; "Are theMJ-12 documents real or counterfeit,and if counterfeit, did he .forgethem?"; and "Isnt he just really in itfor the money?" The truth about BillMoore, Im afraid, is considerably lesssensational. Those of you out therewho know me can vouch for it. Thosewho dont can verify it easily enough.CareerBill Moore graduated from collegein 1965. Between that time and 1979,I spent fourteen years as a high schoolteacher and a concurrent ten years asa part-time labor relations expert andcollective bargaining consultant withinthe structure of the Minnesota Educa-tion Association. In both cases, I hadan excellent reputation. In 1979, afterhaving successfully published ThePhiladelphia Experiment with co-author Charles Berlitz, I resigned myteaching position and moved with myfamily to Arizona in order to take upwriting full-time. In 1980, I co-authored a second bestseller, TheRoswell Incident, which was thepreliminary account of an investiga-tion into an alleged UFO crash in NewMexico in 1947.At the time, the book was skeptical-ly received by the UFO communityand mercilessly panned by thedebunkers. I stood my ground, brokewith Berlitz, weathered the storm ofrocks and mud that was thrown in mydirection, and ultimately, with con-tinued high quality research and acareful, skeptical, journalistic ap-proach, managed to persuade manyof the initial doubters that there wasindeed something to the case. In sodoing, I earned the respect of manyof you in the audience, and I expectthat my reputation and credibility withrespect to the Roswell case is at leastpartly responsible for my having beeninvited to speak here tonight. I urgeyou to keep that in mind. If you areone of those who respected my workon Roswell, then I ask you to considerthat I am trying to carry on the samesort of quality investigation withrespect to the project I am currentlyworking on. Its just that the cir-cumstances are quite different, and Ihave not been in a position, until now,to properly inform others about whatI have been doing. This,unfortunate-ly, has given rise to considerable con-troversy, with a number of falsehoodshaving been spread by others in theUFO communitywho saw fitto jumpto hasty conclusions inappropriatelyformed withoutbenefit of all the facts.One of the most persistent rumorsabout me is that I am a rich man, orthat I am somehow funded by thegovernment to spread disinformationand dissention within the UFO com-munity. Neither could be further fromthe truth. The real Bill Moore is asMUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 259 November 1989
  9. 9. poor as a church mouse. I came awayfrom a divorce in 1983 with virtuallynothing but a few clothes and an oldcar. I went through bankruptcy shortlythereafter, and began to rebuild mylife. The money I make from writing,royalties, and the sale of mostly UFO-oriented books and publicationsisallplowed back into living expenses andcontinuing research. It is a constantscrape to get by, but I believe in whatI am doing and in order to preservethe freedom necessary to keep myproject going I have had to makesacrifices.I am definitely not in this businessfor the money. I live in a rentedhouse, drive a 1977 car and a 1979motorcycle. I have no savings ac-counts, no stocks, no bonds, and Irecently had to let my health in-surance lapse after the companydoubled my premiums and I couldntafford to pay it any longer. I am notlooking for a handout, nor do I ex-pect any sympathy. I simply tell youthis in order to have it on the record.Those who are spreading rumors thatI live in wealth and comfort are invitedto come and verify the situation anytime they wish. My door is open.Those who allege that I havecounterfeited documents and con-cocted a hoax on the MJ-12 matterhad better taken the same facts intoaccount. Rest assured, if I was tryingto perpetrate a hoax, I would haveplayed it for all the cash I could geta long time ago and then taken themoney and run — as some in theUFO community have already done,and as some are doing even now!And as for my being on the govern-ments payroll, I can only say that Iwish I was. The government pays welland it provides excellent benefits.So why should you believeanything Bill Moore has to say? Thefact is that I have information that willadd to your knowledge of the UFOphenomenon. I will report it to youin as reliable a fashion as I can, andin as objective a manner as possible.Those of you who have numberedamong my friends and supporters willperhaps find it comforting in light ofsome of the more outrageous rumorsthat have been circulating throughoutthe UFO community recently. Othersof you who have chosen to castaspersions and throw rocks in mydirection out of fear that I might un-cover something which will upstageyour own efforts, will undoubtedlytake great pains to dissect what I haveto say here in an effort to find morereasons to question my integrity. Nomatter. In the final analysis, I am notasking you to believe — only to listen.What you do from that point is en-tirely up to you.Two years ago, at the MUFONsym-posium in Washington, D.C., I stoodbefore a similar audience andpresented preliminaryinformation onthe so-called MJ-12 papers. I alsoalluded at that time to a series of on-going contacts between myself and anumber of well-placed individualswithin the government and the in-telligence community. AmericanUFOlogy has been in a turmoil overthe MJ-12 matter ever since, withcharges and counter-charges beingthrown back and forth so fast that itis almost impossible to keep up withthem. Worse, the rumor mill, fueledby speculation, disinformationand in-creasingly gross exaggerations on thepart of those who ought to know bet-ter, has emerged as a major forcewhich, it sometimes seems from thisvantage point, has all but replacedcommon sense and sound judgementin some circles.What ought to have been a saneand concerted effort to get at thetruth, has taken on virtually all thetrappings of a three ring circus; andAmerican UFOlogy, as I see it, nowstands at the edge of a severe crisiswhich has already shaken it, as amovement, to its very core. I haveevery confidence that UFOlogy willsurvive. Whether it will emerge fromthis present state of flux with as muchcredibility as it had going in, however,remains to be seen. I, for one, amsomewhat ashamed and embarrassedby the mudslinging that I havewitnessed, much of it directed at me,these past two years; and by the in-cessant and increasing rumor-mongering which has tantalized us allby its highly sensational nature andyet, in the final analysis, has offeredus so very little in the way oftangibleevidence. I hope what I have to sayhere tonight will have the positive ef-fect of laying some of it to rest, butspeaking in all candor, I certainlywont count on it.Throughout our history mankindhas witnessed many quests for thingswhich either did not exist, or which,when found, turned out to besomething quite different from whatwas expected. Take for example ourmedieval ancestors search for the Ho-ly Grail; the Spanish conquistadoressearch for the fountain of youth or thefabled seven cities of gold; the searchfor Atlantis;or the many archaeolog-ical expeditions mounted in an effortto prove or disprove the more than1500 year-old legend of King Arthurand his knights of the round table. Inevery case, it was not the goal somuch as the process of the searchitself which made a positive contribu-tion to mans knowledge of himselfand the planet he lives on. There canbe no question that the repeatedquests for the Holy Grail played apositive role in increasing medievalEuropes knowledge of the Near Eastand the ultimate reopening of traderoutes which had been closed and allbut forgotten about since the time ofthe fall of Rome more than 500 yearsbefore. Equally, although the fountainof youth never existed at all and thefabled seven cities of gold turned outto be pueblos of adobe, the earlySpanish explorers search for theseadded immensely to Europesknowledge of New World geography.And in every case, those who studyhistory tell us that there was the in-evitable claque of narrow-mindedold fools who, believing that suchquests waste time and energy betterspent on more useful endeavors, dideverything they could to discouragethe process and discredit the in-dividuals involved.Alien FactorsPardon my observations, but so itis with our present quest forknowledge about UFOs. WhetherUFOs are or are not extraterrestrialisreally only a part of the picture. In thefinal analysis, the process ofstudyingthis phenomenon and the people in-volved with it, of assessing the claimsand the counter-claims, and of deal-ing with the question of how we, asearthlings, will react to the discoveryMUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 259 November 1989
  10. 10. of a race of extraterrestrial visitors andhow they will react to us — all of thisand more, when finally looked at inperspective, leads us to the in-escapable recognition that in study-ing the UFO phenomenon, we are atthe same time becoming more awareof ourselves as individuals and learn-ing something about the society thatwe are a part of. The recognition, asnoted by my friend Stanton Friedmanmany years ago, that any alien spend-ing ten minutes looking at planetEarth must come away with the con-clusion that we are, in the eyes of thatalien, nothing more than a primitivesociety whose major activity is tribalwarfare, is at once both revealing andpowerful.It is through the mirror of UFOs asalien visitors that we ultimately cometo look at ourselves and to recognizewhat and who we really are. Such aprocess can only prove beneficial tomankind in the long term regardlessof what the true nature of the UFOsturns out to be; and those who wouldstand in its way by attempting to heapderision or ridicule upon the subjectdo us a grace disservice. Hadmankinds greatest inventors, scien-tists, explorers, builders, painters,musicians, composers, physicians,surgeons — the list goes on — thepoint is, had these people throughoutour history heeded the mindlessblusterings and ravings of the skep-tics, the scoffers and the debunkerswho were present in each and everycase, there would be no progress andmankind would still be in the stoneage. Moreover, in every case wherea breakthrough was achieved andprogress was made, it is the achieverwho is remembered and honored byhistory, and not the debunker whosaid it couldnt be done. The bottomline here is that the UFOphenomenon is a legitimate subjectfor study by anyone in our free societywho chooses to do so. Those whohave elected to participate in such aquest should not be held up to deri-sion and ridicule because of it. Thosedebunkers and UFO-bashers whohave nothing positive to contribute areadvised to go and massage their egossomewhere else! In my opinion, suchpeople have no right whatsoever todictate to others what is fit for study10and what isnt, or what people shouldbelieve and what they shouldnt.Which brings me to my next point.I have been accumulating informationon the UFO phenomenon for morethan 24 years, the last ten of whichhave seen my full-time devotion to thesubject. During that time, I have wat-ched UFOlogy trying to grow up —trying to achieve respectability withthe public, the news media and thescientific community. In that process,I am sorry to say, it has been myobservation that we are our own worstenemy. No skeptic, no debunker,could possibly do what we have doneto ourselves not once, but time andtime again. We say we want respec-tability, yet we have made little effortto construct the foundationsnecessary to achieve it.Sadly, we have no uniform stan-dards, no professional ethics, nopeers, no qualifications, no uniformgoals and few credible spokespersons.Nobody speaks for UFOlogy — orrather, perhaps more correctly,everybody speaks for UFOlogy ... allat the same time and each with adif-ferent voice. Anybody can be a"UFOlogist." All they need to do istack the title to the end of their nameand publish (even self-publish) abook, start a newsletter, or getthemselves on television. And shouldtheir material be pure unsubstantiatedclaptrap or broken crockery (read:"cracked pottery"), no matter. Theresalways some other self-styledUFOlogist who will come along, seeit as the ultimate wisdom of theuniverse, and endorse it whole-heartedly, thus adding further to theconfusion. Is it any wonder we havedegenerated into a host of politicalcamps, each one of which throwsrocks at as many of the others aspossible while at the same time loudlyproclaiming to all who will listen thatthey are the only true religion? Mean-while, the debunkers, who are essen-tially united under a single banner,throw rocks at all of us; and the public,as hapless observer to the entire pro-cess, emerges more confused thanever.With that in mind, I would like totake a moment to ask each and everymember of this audience (or you thereader) to reach down inside yourselfand come up with a true answer toa very important and very difficultquestion. What you say publicly hasno meaning in this process. It is whatyou know inside yourself to be truththat matters. I want you to askyourself why you are involved withthe UFO phenomenon. Do you trulydesire answers, no matter what thoseanswers may be and no matter howmuch those answers may be atvariance with what you presentlybelieve about UFOs? Or are you oneof those people who thrives on a con-tinuing mystery — whose very posi-tion in the field of UFOlogy requiresthat the mystery of UFOs be perpet-uated rather than solved so that youcan continue in your self-styled roleof importance and leadership?Lets suppose you are the head ofan organization devoted to the studyof UFOs (and there are several suchhere, including myself). What hap-pens to your organization, andultimately to you yourself if the UFOmystery is suddenly solved? Do youtruly want to see that happen; or isit more palatable and convenient tokeep the pot simmeringfor as long aspossible? Only you, and you aloneknow what it is that motivates you.Ifyou are one who is sincerely in-terested in finding answers, and if youcan proceed with an open mind, thenI believe I can offer you some inspira-tion and some sense of direction withwhat I have to say here tonight. If, onthe other hand, you are one whoprefers to inflate your own imagethrough the spreading of unsubstan-tiated, often alarmingandincreasinglysensationalistic disinformation, hear-say and rumor, then I urge you toreassess your position and channelyour energies along more acceptablelines. If you havent thought about it,I urge you to do so because I believewe are very near to getting thoseanswers we all claim to want. If thenature of those answers turns out tobe such that they will change ourworld, then I need not point out thatindividual lives will be changed aswell. It is important that we all knowwhere we stand.As for myself, I made a decision anumber of years ago as a result ofhaving suddenly found myself face-to-face with an opportunity to learnMUFON JOURNAL No. 259 November 1989
  11. 11. more about what our governmentknows about UFOs. I believed then,and I continueto believe now, that itis possible to uncover answers bysearching carefully and completely forthem in the right places. Finding thoseanswers and thus ending my so-calledcareer as a UFOlogist poses no prob-lems at all for me. As a writer, I aminterested in a variety of subjects,many of them non-UFO related.Should I go as far as I feel I can withthe UFO question, I have plenty ofother fish to fry — many of which arejust as interesting and every bit aschallenging.The truth, fellow UFOlogists, isthatI have known precisely what I was do-ing all along. It is just that very fewother people knew what I was doing,and it was this lack of information onthe part of other researchers that hasgiven rise to so much controversy.Consequently, I harbor no grudgeagainst others who have attacked me,sometime bitterly, because theydisagreed with my methods, orbecause they mistook my refusal toanswer their often legitimate questionsas a display of arrogance and con-tempt. I counseled patience then, andI counsel it now. A rush to judgementis a dangerous and a divisive thing.Those who engage in such practicesmay sound high-minded and well-informed at first blush, but in the longrun they do nothing to enhance theirown stature or credibility, and theycertainly contribute nothing to ourquest for answers.Self DefenseConsider the strange case of Mr.Smith, Mr. Jones and the jury. You,the audience (or the reader) are thejury. Mr. Smith is dead. Mr. Jones isbeing tried for the murder. The pro-secutor stands before you and givesyou these facts: "When the police ar-rived in response to a complaint thata fight was in progress," he says, "Mr.Smith was found lying dead on thefloor of his apartment. The cause ofdeath was strangulation,and the bodywas still warm. Mr. Jones was foundbending over the body with his handsstill around the victims throat.Neighbors and others who knew bothmen have testified that there was con-siderable animosity between the twoof them, and that on more than oneoccasion Mr. Jones was heard tothreaten Mr. Smiths safety and well-being. Obviously Jones had gone tosee Smith and a violentargument en-sued during which Jones strangledSmith. Unfortunately for Jones, thepolice arrived before he was able toaffect an escape from the scene."Youre the jury. Is this sufficientevidence to condemn Mr. Jones formurder? I have tried this scenario outduring conversations with a numberof people over the past few months,and was amazed at how many peo-ple agreed that it is — one of whomwas my good friend Walt Andrus,who recently saw fit to publish anoutrageously lopsided piece of trashin his newsletter written by a manwhom I have never met, spoken toor corresponded with and who couldeasily have obtained answers to hisquestions simply by taking the trou-ble to ask. A significant minority wholistened to my Smith and Jonesscenario, however, hesitated beforepassing judgement. "What is Mr.Jones defense?," they wanted toknow. And, of course, thats reallywhat its all about. In the case of Smithand Jones, the truth is that it wasSmith who invited Jones to his apart-ment with the intentionof quietly do-ing him in and disposing of the bodybefore anyone was the wiser. Jones,however, turned the tables on Smithand accidentallykilled him in the pro-cess of self-defense.And so it is in the case of Moore,the government and MJ-12. Thosewho have already decided that I amone of the bad guys in this controver-sial case have done so on the basisof only half a story. They have rushedto judgement without hearing thedefense. "Hasty pudding," as one re-cent tract put it quite humorously —a tract which, by the way, I did notwrite but which I found to be mostappropriate.Unfortunately; I cannot provideyou with the entire case for thedefense this evening. The reason isthat the defense is still in the processof completing its investigation. But Ican provide you with a significant partof it — enough so that at least youcan begin to understand what I haveMUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 259 November 1989been doing and where it is all going.For some of you, it may not be whatyou want to hear, but it is the truth,at least insofar as I am able to tell it.And it should provide you with agood sense of perspective concerninga lot of other things that have beengoing on in UFOIogicalcircles recent-ly. It all began more than ten yearsago with a man named PaulBennewitz.Let me preface my remarks aboutthe Bennewitz case by offering thesincere and candid statement thatwhat I am going to say is, to the bestof my knowledge, entirely true. It isoffered without malice or prejudice inany way, and is under no circum-stances intended to be libelous ordefamatory. I genuinelylike Mr. Ben-newitz, continue to regard him as afriend, and have a great deal of sym-pathy for the difficulties he has beenthrough. It is not my intention to up-set him with these revelations, butrather to add a few facts to a recordthat has been out of balance for a lotof years.I had moved from Minnesota toArizona during the late summer of1979, and as a result had becomesomewhat closer to Jim and CoralLorenzen of the old AerialPhenomena Research Organization(or APRO) in Tucson. Ultimately theyinvited me to become a member ofthe APRO Board of Directors, and Iaccepted. It was in this capacity thatI first became acquainted with thework being done by Paul Bennewitzand Dr. Leo Sprinkle regarding analleged UFO abduction involving ayoung woman and several otherswhich had occurred some timeearlier.The woman had been hypnoticallyregressed by Dr. Sprinkle and hadprovided a strange account of havingwitnessed a cattle mutilation in pro-cess and of subsequently havingbeentaken, by her alien abductors, intosome sort of craft or facility wherethese aliens were actively engagedin processing fluids and severed bodyparts obtained from these cattle. Dur-ing the course of the hypnosis ses-sions, which began as near as I canrecall, in August of 1979, Bennewitzhad become convinced that the alienshad implanted some sort of com-munication device in the womans11
  12. 12. head, and that they were using thisdevice to control her actions. Histheory was that they could actually"see" what she saw and "hear" whatshe heard by means of this device.In any case, Bennewitz, being aphysicist by professison and having acertain amount of electronics equip-ment at his disposal and thewherewithal! to purchase more asneeded, set out to determine whetherit might be possible to detect the elec-tromagnetic signals he believed thesealiens must be using to exercise theircontrol over their alleged victims, andto try to devise a way to shield the vic-tim from the control of these signals.He dubbed this effort "Project Beta"and communicated to APRO in late79 that he believed he had suc-ceeded in detecting low frequencysignals from UFOs and had begun tomake calculations about the sort ofelectronic and propulsion technologyemployed by the aliens. It was also atabout this time that Paul began to takeboth moving and still pictures ofstrange lights maneuvering in thevicinity of the Manzano NuclearWeapons Storage Facility which islocated to the east of Kirtland AirForce Base in Albuquerque, and ofwhich Bennewitz had a perfect viewfrom his residence in the well-to-doFour Hills section of the city. Ben-newitz was convinced that these lightswere UFOs and that for some reasonthey were actively interested in boththe Manzano complex and theCoyote Canyon test area locateddirectly south of Manzano on theother side of the hills.During this time, the only aware-ness I had of Bennewitz and his workwas what I was obtaining throughAPRO. I still had not met the man,and in fact was only mildy interestedin the case — this based largely uponboth Jim and Coral Lorenzens assess-ment of Bennewitz as a dedicatedresearcher, but, unfortunately, onewho was, as Jim put it, "prone tomake great leaps of logic on the basisof incomplete data." Both Jim andCoral felt that Bennewitz had alreadydecided what he was going to findbefore he went looking for it. Still,although I didnt come to know aboutit until a few months later, there ap-parently was something going on in-12Bennewitz set out todetermine whether itmight be possible todetect the electromag-netic signals he believedthe aliens must be usingto control their victims.volving UFOs near Manzano, par-ticularly during August, Septemberand October of 1980, and severalagencies of the U.S. government, in-cluding the Air Force Office of SpecialInvestigation, seemed more than justcasually interested in it.Birds of Prey?In early September, 1980, I wasapproached by a well-placed in-dividual within the intelligence com-munity who claimed to be directlyconnected to a high-level governmentproject dealing with UFOs. This in-dividual, who subsequently came tobe known as "the Falcon," told methat he spoke for a small group ofsimilar individuals who were uncom-fortable with the governments con-tinuing cover-up of the truth and in-dicated that he and his group wouldlike to help me with my research intothe subject in the hope and expecta-tion that I might be able to help themfind a way to change the prevailingpolicy and get the facts to the publicwithout breaking any laws in the pro-cess. I knew I was being recruited, butat that point I had no idea for what.In any case, I was told that if I was in-terested in cooperating with theirgroup, I would be further contactedby a liaison man and that futuremeetings between me and "theFalcon" would be arranged by thisperson. The liaison person whosubsequently made contact with mewas AFOSI agent Richard Doty — aman who has since become quitecontroversial in his own right and whomany people have mistakenly assum-ed is "the Falcon" himself.The story of my contacts with "theFalcon," Doty, and subsequently anumber of others is something I willhave considerably more to say aboutat a later date. I am fully aware thatsuch a course of action will un-doubtedly prompt the gossip mongersto begin circulating an entirely new ar-ray of outrageous and unsubstantiatedrumors, but so be it. Mypurpose hereis to deal only with that part of thestory which is directly connected tothe Bennewitz affair. To those of youwho want to know more after hear-ing what I have to say tonight, Icounsel continued patience. You havemy assurance that "the rest of thestory" will ultimately be told as well.But before going back to Ben-newitz, let me make several pointswhich seem appropriate at this junc-ture. First of all, on the question ofRichard Doty, and "the Falcon," it isimportant to note that the name"Falcon" was invented by my partner,Jaime Shandera, and I in 1984 strictlyas a way of facilitating our talking toeach other about this person, par-ticularly on the telephone, withouthaving to use a name. Richard Doty,who continued to be liaison man, wassimilarly referred to by us as "theSparrow." Neither "Sparrow" nor"Falcon" were aware that we were us-ing these terms in reference to them,nor was anyone else to the best of myknowledge, prior to about mid-1985.It was in the mid-1987, just after wewent public with the MJ-12 papers,that at "Falcons" suggestion and withthe concurrence of Richard Doty, webegan dropping subtle hints that"Falcon" might in fact be Doty."Falcon" felt that such a ploy wouldbe useful to him in continuing to pro-tect his identity, while Doty, for hispart, said that if anybody asked hecould simply deny it and that wouldbe that. We quite naturally agreed,and, as many of you are painfullyaware, it turned out to be an excellentdiversion — particularlywith respectto the effect it had following the "UFOCover-Up? ... Live!" show which wasbroadcast nationally in October 1988.In all fairness to Mr. Doty here, Ishould also like to comment that, inmy assessment, Rick is much betterat following the orders and imple-menting the schemes of others thanhe is at coming up with ideas of hisown. Those of you who have devotedMUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 259 November 1989
  13. 13. time and energy to constantly badger-ing this man for more informationshould be aware that all you are do-ing is making nuisances of yourself.Rick is not the man youre after — itsthe person in the control positionthats important here. As far as Imaware, no one outside of my projecthas any idea who that person mightbe, or what his motives are.In any case, it was "Falcon" whosought me out in September of 1980,and it was Richard Doty, then withAFOSI at Kirtland AFB, who sooncame into play as the middle-maninthat process. Shortly thereafter, itbecame apparent to me that my sup-plying information to the government,through Doty, on the activitiesof PaulBennewitz, APRO, and, to a lesser ex-tent, several other individuals, was tobe a part of this equation. I alsodiscovered that, whatever it was Ben-newitz was involved with, he was thesubject of considerable interest on thepart of not one but several govern-ment agencies, and that they were ac-tively trying to defuse him by pump-ing as much disinformationthroughhim as he could possibly absorb. Be-ing a very small part of that processgave me, I thought, something of anadvantage. It became my intentiontoplay that advantage for all the infor-mation I could get out of it.Bennewitz, for his part, continuedto make what, in my opinion, seemedto be increasingly irrational claims,most of which gave every appearanceof havingbeen influenced by a heavyblanket of disinformation mixed witha small, but significant, amount oftruth. The problem was alwaysone ofkeeping a level head and trying tocarefully sort the crap from the can-dy — something which Paul didntseem to me to be very good at. Butthen, Paul was by that time very emo-tionally involved with the affair andrather skeptical of advice from anyquarter unless it supported what hehad already decided was the truth.From my vantage point, being de-tached from the mainstream but stillclose enough to appreciate what washappening, it was somewhat easier toassess the process.I first met Paul in early 1981, andcontinued contact with him on a fairlyregular basis through mid-1985. Con-tact since then has been sporadic. Myrole in the affair was largely that of afreelancer providing information onPauls current thinking and activities.I had nothing whatsoever to do withthe counterintelligenceand the disin-formation, although I either knew orwas aware of a number of peopledirectly involved with that end ofthings. Richard Doty was one of thesepeople; although Icame to know Do-ty well enough to gain the impressionthat he was faithfully carrying outorders which he personally founddistasteful. Perhaps it was for thisreason that "the Falcon" had chosenhim as liaison person, although Ireallydont know. Frankly, I dont believethat Doty does either. In my opinion,he was simply a pawn in a muchlarger game, just as I was.As for Bennewitz,by 1981, he wasgathering data from a variety ofsources and amalgamating it with in-formation being fed to him by anumber of government people inwhom, for some reason, he seemedto have an implicit and abiding faith.The story that emerged from thismelange of fact, fiction, fantasy, hear-say, hard data and government disin-formation, was absolutely incredible!Yet somehow, Paul believed in it andset out on a one-man crusade to tellthe world that malevolent aliens fromspace were in league with our govern-ment to take over the planet. Whathad begun in 1979 as an effort tolearn whether the behavior of awoman who claimed she had beenabducted by UFO aliens was being in-fluenced by some sort of radio remotecontrol, had, in the space of less thanthree years, blossomed into a talewhich rivaled the wildest science fic-tion scenario anyone could possiblyimagine.Basically, it seemed to me that Paulwas his own worst enemy. Instead ofwithholding judgement until all thefacts were in, Paul insisted onrepeatedly going off half-cocked tovirtually anyone who would listen.Members of the press, other UFOresearchers, U.S. congressmen andsenators, people in military commandpositions, members of the scientificestablishment, even the Presidenthimself — all were subjects of Paulsefforts to reach out and tell the worldMUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 259 November 1989what he sincerelybelieved to be hap-pening. He wrote letters and madephone calls by the hundreds. And, tothose who had neither the time northe inclination to look behind thewords for a better understanding ofthe facts, Paul, with his professionalcredentials and technicalvocabulary,came off as a rather credible individual— which must have caused quite arash of headaches among the peoplein high places who were desperatelytrying to defuse him.Essentially, Paul constructed hisstory using elements derived fromfour basic sources which can be sum-marized as follows:• Accounts of mysterious and stilllargely unexplained mutilationsof cat-tle which were occurring all over thewestern United States. These were anon-going phenomenon in the1979-82 time frame and many peo-ple, including a number of UFOresearchers, were on record as hav-ing expressed the belief that UFOaliens were in some way responsiblefor them. Paul, who had spent a lotof time with a number of people in-volved in these investigations, readi-ly accepted the idea that UFOs hadsomething to do with the phe-nomenon.• An increasing number of UFOcases wherein the individual or in-dividuals involved claimed to havebeen abducted by UFO aliens andtaken aboard their craft against theirwill. Public exposure to this phe-nomenon got a big boost in 1981 withthe appearance of Budd Hopkinsbestseller Missing Time, and Paul wasparticularly intereseted in these cases.His hypothesis that people were be-ing abducted, implanted with somekind of alien control device, and thenbeing let go again, was completelyconsistent with the thinking of anumber of other UFO researchers atthe time. Pauls hypothesis, however,had a somewhat more sinister spinthan most.• His own experiments andresearch regarding the radio signals hewas receiving and the photographsand film footage he was getting ofunusual lights. Both of thesephenomena seemed largely, thoughnot entirely connected with goings-onwithin the Kirtland AFB/Sandia Na-13
  14. 14. tional Labs complex just south of thecity of Albuquerque. There is noquestion that Paul was receiving somesort of low frequency electromagneticsignal on his equipment, and it isequally certain that his photos andfilms do depict unusual lights, mostof which were filmed while hoveringor maneuvering over the Kirt-land/Sandia complex. The real ques-tion here, however, is whether Paulsevidence is sufficient to conclude thateither of these phenomena wasdirectly related to UFO activity, orwhether, in fact, a prosaic explanationexists which is more directly relatedto some classified governmentresearch project. Admittedly strongarguments can be made in both direc-tions, either one of which can be of-fered as an adequate explanation ofthe governments counterintelligenceactivities in this case.• Government surveillanceofPauland his activities,some of which Paulwas astute enough to detect andsome of which I had learned aboutbut Paul seemed unaware of. Paultook the surveillanceactivities, whichincluded wire taps, and, according toPaul, even break-ins, as proof positivethat he was onto something big. Un-fortunately, he seemed largelyunaware that the same people whowould go to such lengths to spy onhim also had the capabilitiesto mountan effective disinformationcampaign.Alien RumorsIn any case, by mid-1982, Paulsstory contained virtually all of theelements found in the current crop ofrumors being circulated around theUFO community. There were twogroups of aliens, one malevolent, onemore friendly. The malevolent one,which Paul referred to as the "greys,"were really in control, and they werethe ones responsible for the cattlemutilations, for human abductionsand the implanting of sinister controldevices in humans, for having firstmade and then broken a secret trea-ty with the U.S. government, formaintaining a secret undergroundbase under Archuleta Peak nearDulce in northwestern New Mexico,and for having supplied the U.S.government with alien space hard-14ware and weapons which ultimate-ly proved defective or which werecaused to crash, thus leavinghumancivilization virtually defenseless againstinvasion.According to Paul, an atomicpowered alien ship which they hadgiven to the U.S. government hadbeen caused to crash on ArchuletaPeak near the entrance to the alienunderground base, and had sprayedthe entire area with radioactivity andwreckage. To prove it, he provideddrawings, which he said he had madefrom photographs. I, and others whoexamined Pauls photographs as wellas independentlyobtained picturesofthe same area, were unable to seewhat Paul claimed was there. Wherehe saw a crashed ship, burnedwreckage, entrances to the alien base,and weapons pointing skyward,others could see only rocks, trees andshadows. I have no doubt that Paulbelieved that he saw what he claimed,and for this I offer no explanation. Ionly know that what he claimed tosee wasnt what others saw.There is no question that some ofBennewitz pictures are interesting,butI must say that even though I vieweda large number of them, I never sawone that I could get particularly ex-cited about; and I certainly never sawanything that I felt could be pointedto as proof positive, or even compell-ing evidence that he wasphotographing alien spacecraft. Muchof his film was Super 8 (mm.), whichis too small a format for good qualityenlargement.There isalso no question that Paulwas interceptingsome kind of lowfre-quency electromagnetic emission orsignal. The question was and remains,where was it coming from, what wasits purpose, and indeed most impor-tantly, was it UFO-related at all? Paul,at least, was convinced that he wasreceiving alien radio transmissions,and had even gone so far as todevelop a home computer programcapable of translating them intoEnglish. The problem, as I saw it, wasthat his program, which he claimedhad been developed with theassistance of the aliens themselves,assigned entire words, sentencefragments, or sometimes even entiresentences themselves to the variousindividual pulses of energy withinthese transmissions. The techniqueinvolved was such that it could just aseasily have been adapted to assignsimilar "alien" translations to thevarious energy pulses found in or-dinary Morse code!I have a number of Pauls computerprint-outs which contain translationsof these allegedly alien messages. Ifone breaks these apart into their com-ponent words, sentence fragmentsand sentences, and then shuffles thecomponents, the result is such thatthe "new" message says virtually thesame thing as the old one. Themessages look fascinating until oneexamines the method by which theywere derived. After that, they werenot nearly so interesting. Unfortunate-ly, lots of people saw the messages.Very few had the opportunity to ex-amine the computer program whichgenerated them.Along these same lines, at leastsome of the things Paul was seeingand identifying as alien spacecraftwere definitely not UFOs at all. Oneevening while visiting him, we wentout on his sundeck just at twilight andhe pointed out a series of lights slow-ly maneuvering far out over the WestMesa, perhaps 25-30 miles away.These, he said, were alien craft in-volved in abducting people and im-planting them. There certainly werelights maneuvering out there, buteven through good binoculars theywere not readily identifiable. Paul in-sisted they were UFOs, and showedus how to conduct a little test with ourbinoculars which, he said, would pro-ve it. Interested, but unconvinced, Idrove directly to West Mesa im-mediately after leaving Pauls homeand parked my car at a spot whereI felt I would be able to get a look atanything flying around that area.Sure enough, helicopters carryinglarge searchlightsbegan to maneuverslowly over my vantage point onlymoments after I arrived. One wentdirectly over me at an altitude ofperhaps 300, and there is no doubtit was a helicopter. The next day, Icalled Kirtland AFB and they con-firmed to me that there had indeedbeen a search-and-rescue trainingmission in that area the night before.Such operations, they informed me,MUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 259 November 1989
  15. 15. were conducted over that area quitefrequently. That was in 1982. Twoyears later, in 1984, Paul was stillmaking the same claims about thesemaneuvering lights to other UFOresearchers. As far as I am aware, Iwas the only one who took the trou-ble to check.Paul is a convincing and compel-ling individual in person. He talks anexcellent story and it is easy to seewhy so many people have been so in-trigued by it over the years. Unfor-tunately, too many of the people whohave interviewedPaul have chosen todraw their conclusions about himbased solely or largely upon what hesays, and not upon the entire bodyof evidence presented by the largerpicture of the case itself. I, too, havespent considerable time with Paul overa period of years and came to knowhim quite well in that process.As already stated, I viewed a largenumber of Pauls films andphotographs; I carefully examinedsatellite and aerial survey photographsof both Archuleta Peak and Mesa, aswell as aerial photos of the area takenby Paul himself; I examined the com-puter program Paul was using to"decode" the alleged alien radiotransmissions and communications,and I had a lengthy discussion aboutthis matter with the late Dr. AllenHynek who had also independentlyexamined Pauls program; I spentconsiderable time discussing the affairwith both Jim and Coral Lorenzen,both of whom were quite skeptical ofit (Jimby the way also had a solid pro-fessional background in electronics);and I have copies of many of thereports and letters Paul submitted toAPRO beginning as far back asSeptember of 1979. Moreover, as Ihave already stated, I was personallyaware of the intelligencecommunitysconcerted efforts to systematicallyconfuse, discourage and discreditPaulbe providinghim with a large body ofdisinformation on the subject ofUFOs, the malevolent aliens whoallegedly pilot them, the technologythey employ and the undergroundbases they supposedly possess andoccupy.The entire story of a secret treatybetween the U.S. government and thealiens, of exchanges of technologybetween us and the aliens, of battlesbetween aliens and American armedforces, and of aliens allegedlyhavingimplanted hundreds of thousands,even millions, of human beings for thepurpose of taking over the world andusing us as cattle or slaves, cameabout as a result of this process. Iknow, because I was in a position toobserve much of this process as it un-folded, and I was providingregularreports on its effectivenes to someofthe very people who were "doing it"to Paul. And I can tell you that it waseffective, because I watched Paulbecome systematically more paranoidand more emotionally unstable as hetried to assimilate what was happen-ing to him.He had guns and knives allover hishouse, had installed extra locks on hisdoors, and he swore that "they"(meaning the aliens), were comingthrough his walls at night and injectinghim with hideous chemicals whichwould knock him out for long periodsof time. He told me he had no ideawhat "they" were doing with himwhile he was knocked out. He beganto suffer increasing bouts of insomnia.Others took over the day-to-dayoperation of his business as he wentthrough this. One day I watched himeat not a bite of his lunch while hechain-smoked 28 cigarettes in 45minutes. I knew at that time that hewas not far from inevitable nervouscollapse. His health had deteriorated,he had lost considerable weight, hishands shook as iffrom palsy, and helooked terrible. I tried to counsel himto drop the entire UFO thing beforehis health was completely destroyed.He said he knew things were gettingbad and he was trying to cope withit. Not long afterward I heard he hadbeen hospitalized and was underpsychiatric care.Whether UFOs were actually everinvolved with all of this and to whatextent, I never really knew. PerhapsPaul had merely stumbled uponsignals generated from somesophisticated, high-level governmentproject whose security people hitupon UFO-related disinformationasthe ultimatecover. Or perhaps he haddiscovered a real, although somewhatless sensational (if, in fact thats pos-sible), government UFO project whichMUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 259 November 1989elected to disinform him to protectwhat they were really doing. I doknow from first-hand experience thatthere was a tremendous amount ofgovernment disinformation involved,and that a large proportion of whatwe are hearing today about malev-olent aliens, underground bases andsecret treaties with the U.S. govern-ment has its roots firmly planted in theBennewitz affair.Stories of an alleged UFO crash atAztec, New Mexico, are also a part ofthis picture, but Ill save comment onthat until later. In any case, from whatI knew of all of this, its purpose wasstrictly to discredit Bennewtiz, nothingmore. What amazes me is that, near-ly a decade later, these same storiescontinue to circulate!Recently, one of the most promi-nent figures in the current disinforma-tion wave which has been sweepingthe UFO and New Age communitieswas quoted as having stated that hehas found Paul Bennewitzs informa-tion to be "100% true." This personspent a couple of days talking to Paulback in the summer of 1987, and hasspent considerable time sincespreading elaborate and increasinglysensationalistic stories based, heclaims, on information gathered froma variety of unnamed sources.Strip away the fluff, and what youhave left is essentially the Bennewitzstory all over again. There is no ques-tion in my mind that its mostly disin-formation, pure and simple. And,since connections can be shown toexist between those who arespreading it now and those who werespreading itthen, both from the Ben-newitz angle and from within the in-telligence community, it seemsreasonable to assume that thoseresponsible for it are not satisfied thattheir task has been completed, evenafter all this time. Knowingwhat is go-ing on, however, is simply notenough. The real question is "Why?"DisinformationIt was just that question I askedmyself when I first ran into the disin-formation operation that was beingrun on Bennewitz. It seemed to meat that time that I was in a ratheruni-que position. There I was with my15
  16. 16. foot literally in the door of a secretcounterintelligence game that gaveevery apperance of being somehowdirectly connected to a high-levelgovernment UFO project, and, judg-ing by the positions of the people Iknew to be directly involved with it,definitely had something to do withnational security! There was no wayI was going to allow the opportunityto pass me by without learningat leastsomething about what was going on.Many UFOlogists have run upagainst disinformationover the years.Virtually all of them viewed it as anegative process and backed awayfrom it either in anger or disgust assoon as they discovered what theywere dealing with. Even today, theUFO community unanimously con-siders anyone known or suspected ofdealing in disinformation as one of the"bad guys" — to be shunned oravoided at all costs, and certainlynever ever to be believed. I deter-mined to take quite a different tack.I would play the disinformationgame,get my hands dirty just often enoughto lead those directingthe process intobelieving that Iwas doing exactly whatthey wanted me to do, and all thewhile continue to burrow my way in-to the matrix so as to learn as muchas possible about who was directingit and why. It would be a classic caseof turningthe tables on the very oneswho were most confident they hadthe situation well in hand. There wasjust one thing I needed to do this —Secrecy! I couldnt tell anyone aboutwhat I was doing; for if I did and wordgot back to those in control, I wouldbe immediately cut off and cast adriftbefore I could learn anything.It was a formidableproblem. Someof the contacts I had made during theBennewitz affair seemed friendly andprofessed a desire to end the UFOcover-up and assist in getting govern-ment information on UFOs out to thepublic in a slow and methodical man-ner so as not to create a panic. Othersseemed more interested in obtaininginformation from me, often on whatother members of the UFOcommuni-ty were doing and sometimes onother completely unrelated subjects.Whatever information I managed toget from these individuals in returnusually came as a result of asking16just the right questions in just the rightways. Sometimes it took months, oreven years of establishing a relation-ship with someone before anythinguseful came out of it.The most difficult part of it all wastrying to determine what was real andwhat was processed bull fodder. Oneof the key factors in any successfuldisinformation scheme is that it mustcontain some elements of truth inorder to be credible. Knowing that,however, is one thing. Doingsomething with it is quite another.When youre dealing with what youknow to be a classified program andyoure determined to get informationwithout breaking any laws and runn-ing afoul of national security, yourewalking a very fine line. Thats whyit took so long to come up with anyresults.In June of 1982, I approached myfriend Jaime Shandera and broughthim into the project. At that time, Ialso began briefing Stanton Friedmanas to what was going on. Both ofthem knew that I was in contact witha number of people within the in-telligence community on the subjectof UFOs, and both were aware thatat least some of the information conn-ing through was disinformation,butboth had only minimal knowledge ofthe private goals and conclusions Ihad established some monthsearlier.As the project progressed, this actuallyturned out to me more of an assetthan a drawback. Indeed, the three ofus were an excellent team in that weeach approached the problem froma different angle.From my point of view, the processwas one of slowly and methodicallyburrowing into a beehive from theoutside with a goal of ultimatelyreaching the queen bee and the royaljelly at the center. Since I never knewwhether the other bees I was certainto meet along the way would befriendly or not, I had to proceedcautiously both in order to avoid get-ting stung and to learn as much aspossible about what might lie ahead.The control factor, as I saw it, restedlargely with me and the way Iproceeded.Jaime, on the other hand, saw it asa somewhat different process. He toofelt we were burrowing into a beehive,but in his view of things, our burrow-ing was at the express invitation of thequeen bee herself who clandestinelyoversaw and encouraged the processfrom a distance as part of her privateplan to get free of the politicsthat sur-rounds and restrains her. As long aswe followed the signposts along theway, Jaime felt, the learningprocesswould continue and we could neverget stung. Stanton, as the scientistofthe group, was the one best qualifiedto assess the nature of the informa-tion we were getting and to conducta careful and organized search for cor-roborating witnesses and evidence inplaces outside of the loop Jamie andI were part of.By the way, just as a matter of per-sonal privilege here, I would like toreact to a nasty comment about Stan-ton which appeared in a recent issueof Jim Moseleys Saucer Smearnewsletter. In this comment, thewriter, after first characterizingStan-ton as a "gullible" individual, went onto wonder whether he could betrusted to expose the MJ-12documents as phoney if his researchturned up conclusive evidence to thateffect. Its a legitimate question andI would like to answer it by stating thatnot only Stanton, but all of us werefirmly committed to releasing a fulland complete report on this matter.If evidence should come to light sug-gesting that the douments arephoney, you have my firm assurancethat it will most certainly be includedin our report. "Gullibility" is not anissue here. The matter is far largerthan that.In any case, Stanton, Jaime and Iare allworking towards the same goal— that of trying to discover what istruth and what isnt with respect to theU.S. government and UFOs. Its nota new thing with us, its a project thatsbeen underway for quite a few years.My role in the Bennewitz affair hadat least secured me a seat in the righttheater. From there itwas only a ques-tion of whether I could use my bal-cony ticketto discover who owned theplace and was making the majoroperational decisions. Both Jamieand I felt that in order to have anyhope of success at all, we absolutelyhad to play the game according toContinued on page 18MUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 259 November 1989
  17. 17. Current Case LogBy Dan WrightWright is MUFONs deputy direc-tor of investigations.The case reports summarizedbelow, submitted from April throughJuly, are well documented and con-sidered significant in the recentchronology of the subject. Exceptwhere noted, no sound, odor orvibration was detected. Alltimesgivenare local for the site.Log # 890405. 2/8/89 event of12-minute duration in Gulf Breeze,FL; investigators, Carol and RexSalisberry. At 3:38a.m.,a man wasawakened by his barking dogs. Heobserved a 3-foot (dumbbell-like) disc,bathed in light, descending to a land-ing 60 feet away on a vacant lot.Itthen displayed small green and red-orange blinking lights. A 12-year-oldson accompanied him to the doorand watched from there. The manproceeded outside and slowly ap-proached, intending to bring the ob-ject back inside. He detected a sizzl-ing sound. As he shone his flashlighton the object, a brilliant flash encom-passed it and it appeared to vanish(i.e. without accelerating away). Nomarks were evident on the groundafterward. [Note: The same man hadreported an observation on the morn-ing of the November 1987date whenEd Walters took his original fivePolaroid photos.]Log #890406. 11/24/87 eventof5-minute duration in Gulf Breeze, FL;investigator, Boots Eckert. At7:30p.m., a woman and her son noticeda light in the sky as they drove. Itapproached and hovered over treesalong the road, discernible as a discperhaps 30 feet in diameter andseeming to spin. A single row ofwindows displayed alternating redand white lights. A red ball of lightdropped from the underside, movedlaterally away, then up and out ofsight. [Note: The mother and sonobserved what was believed the samevehicle on 2/12/88.]Log #890407. 11/10-20/87 (ap-proximation) event of 3-minute dura-tion in Pensacola, FL; investigator,Vicki Lyons. At dusk, while drivingacouple noticed an object hovering attreetop level and described as disc-shaped and van-sized, with a lightblue-grey surface, bright white lightat the top and a white light bandcovering the bottom perimeter. Theyslowed and kept the object in viewfor2-3 miles untilpassing out of viewingrange. [Note: Claiming not to haveheard about the Gulf Breeze incidentsat that point, they later cameforwarddue to perceived ridicule aimed at EdWalters in order to establish that theyhad viewed an identical vehicle;]Log # 890502. 4/5/89 event of5-minute duration in Cantonment,FL; investigators, Carol and RexSalisberry and Terry Kussart. About11 p.m.,a 14-year-old girl noticed aslowly descending light from herbedroom window. She went outsideand observed a dark grey disc,15-20feet in diameter and hovering over atree, causing the branches to movevigorously. Dozens of blue-streakedwhite lights shone around its rim. A"door" opened in the bottom, il-luminating the tree. She ran inside tocall a friend and neighbor (noticingheavy static on the line). The secondgirl, also 14, proceeded outside andobserved the vehicle as it departedvertically and out of sight, spinning asit went.Log # 890503. 5/1/89 event of2-minute duration in Warrington, FL;investigators, Carol and RexSalisberry. At 8:45 p.m., a womansported low over her backyard an ob-ject shaped like a "long bow tie"(30-foot length) with a brilliant red-orange bar of light on one side. Theobject appeared to vanish (i.e. withoutaccelerating out of sight). [Note: Dueto her emotional reaction and difficul-ty recalling specifics in the ensuingweeks, the woman began hypnosissessions, from which earlier en-counters with disc-shaped vehiclesin1925 and 1939were related.]MUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 259 November 1989Lot # 890602. 10/21/78 eventof3-minute duration in Dayton, OH; in-vestigator, David Miller. At 3 p.m.,aman (licensed pilot) was working inhis yard when he noticed a chrome-like ball at high altitude which crossedexisting vapor trails, transformed to aflat-white, stopped, transformed togrey, then accelerated verticallythrough cirrus clouds. [Note: As in-dicated by the witness, a local TVsta-tion reported other concurrentobservations.]Log # 890603. 1/18/89 event ofover 1-hour duration near Somerville,OH; investigator, Dick Seifried. At3:57 a.m., a man (retired USAF non-com) was awakened by his barkingdog. Looking out,he observed threeoval shapes over trees bordering theproperty 50 yards away. He woke hiswife and two adolescent children. Thefamily watched for most of two hoursas the objects moved low over near-by farm buildings and land. Theydisplayed various bright colors(amber, red, green, blue and white)which covered the surfaces from anapparent belt of lights on each. At onepoint, the father and son engaged ina chase with their auto before losingsight of them. Shortly thereafter, twoof the objects returned over an adja-cent field before departing again.[Note: The family subsequentlyreported a recurrence in the earlymorning hours of 1/27/89.]Log # 890607. 9/83 event (exactdate unknown)of 10-minute durationin Sarnia, Ontario; investigator,Dorothy Lewis. At 10 p.m.,a couplenoted on their police monitor that carswere stopped along a Lake Huronshoreline highway. From theirbalcony, they observed at a distancea huge apparently disc-shaped objectwith numerous green lights or lightedwindows around the perimeter. A softwhrring sound was detectable. Thevehicle hovered near the shore, thenmoved off over the lake and out ofsight. [Note: No other witnesses havebeen located to date.]17
  18. 18. Log # 890614. 4/21/89 eventof2-minute duration near Crestview,FL: investigator, Allen Reynolds. At9:15 p.m., a man reacted to hisbark-ing dogs and proceeded outside.Within a few hundred feet and hover-ing overhead was a disc (estimated90-foot diameter) with a brilliant whitecentered light on the undercarriage.Window-like sections encompassedthe perimeter. A hummingsound washeard. He retreated inside, grabbeda .22 caliber rifle, went back outsideand aimed. At that moment, a beamof light engulfed him and the weaponmisfired. The vehicle then sped away.[Note: The same round was later triedagain by investigators and continuedto misfire. Ithas been forwarded to themanufacturer for testing. The weaponand other rounds from the same boxwere found to fire properly.]Log # 890616. 3/8/89 event of3-minute duration in Pensacola, FL;investigators, Carol and Rex Salis-berry. Two women were driving whenthey noticed a bright light through thetrees bordering the road. The light ap-peared to pace their auto. Having lostsight of it, they rounded a bend anddiscovered a disc (estimated 20-footdiameter) hovering low over the road.A red light on top blinked, while twobands of lights flashed randomly inred, yellow and green. Whitenessengulfed the undercarriage. Thewitnesses stopped 100 yards away.The husband of one, who had beenfollowing in another vehicle, arrivedtoo late to see the object ascend outof sight. Two miles farther, the vehi-cle was sighted from a distance butagain shot out of sight as the womenstopped. [Note: One of the womenrelated a three-hour time lapse at ashopping mall parking lot in the ear-ly eighties.]Log # 890625. 5/17/89 event of3-4 minute duration in Pittsburgh,PA;investigator, Evelyn Schum. At 2:57a.m., two women were driving whenthey spotted a whitish ovular objectin the sky overhead with large red,beacon-sized flashing lights along theside and bright white encompassingthe bottom. They stopped and exitedthe car for a better look. As theywatched, the object vanished(i.e.without accelerating out of sight).[Note: The women immediatelyfiled18a police report which was obtained.]Log # 890705. 12/29/88 eventofapproximate 10-minute duration inPensacola, FL; investigators, Caroland Rex Salisberry. A woman and heradolescent daughter noticed a brightlight low in the distance while drivinghome. Reaching their driveway,theyobserved a saturn-shaped disc (12-15feet in diameter) which stopped andhovered 50 yards away, 30-40 feetabove the ground. A row of multi-colored lights (undefined) formed aband around the middle. Theyperceived it "bounce up and down"and last observed it while runningin-to the house.Log # 890708. 4/5/89 event ofundetermined duration near Plain-field, IN; investigator, Norma Croda.Perhaps around 3 a.m., the originalreporting witness awoke with brightlight shining on her, discovering a disc200 feet from her window. The ob-ject displayed two rows of amber, blueand white lights. She immediatelyfellback asleep. Separately, a neighbor-ing man awoke to his growling dogand observed a brilliant white lightinthe same location, believingthe timeto be 2:00-2:30 a.m. After trying toreturn to sleep, he arose and spottedit again, then found himself standingin another room without knowinghow he arrived there. [Note: The manhas an arthritic condition whichrenders walking difficult.]Log # 890711. 12/84 latenightevent (exact date, time and durationunknown) near Fyffe, AL; in-vestigators, Jeff and Karen Ballard.The witness awoke with light filling herbedroom. Outside her window 30-50feet hovered a disc perhaps 10-20 feetin diameter (stated as twice that of asatellite dish) with a red flickering lightcentered on the bottom and unde-fined light forming a rim. Gold raysof light appearing solid like iciclesemanated from the object toward herwindow, appearing to end abruptlyatthe glass pane. Each ray displayed atiny centered red portion as well as asurrounding halo effect. After a mo-ment, the tiny object and rays disap-peared (i.e. withoutappearing to ac-celerate out of sight).Several additional case reportsreceived in the final week of July wereyet to be evaluated and summarizedat this writing. The most significantamong them will be included in thenext appearance of this log.MOORE, Continued"their" rules. That meant doingeverything possible to give the ap-pearance that we were essentially"useful idiots" who would cause notrouble, while at the same timeplay-ing the double game of keeping oureyes and ears open in order to learnas much as we could about what wasgoing on. In so doing, we weregradually able to expand our base offriendly contact with people, whileworking our way further and furtherinto the truly bizarre intelligencelabyrinth that surrounds the subject ofUFOs.I have no problem in telling youthat it has been a tedious, time andresource consuming task which hasbeen made allthe more difficult by theconstant barrage of rock and bottlesthrown in our direction from a seg-ment of the UFO community which,out of ignorance, chose to take up un-friendly and unsympathetic positionstoward us. Were itnot for the fact thatwe were constantly challenged by thetwists and turns of our project and bythe hope that we could ultimatelycome away from it with a smokinggun in hand, I am convinced wewould have thrown in the towel a longtime ago.Indeed, I must admit thatthere were several occasions when wetried to do just that, only to be en-couraged to continue by some of our"friends" from the inside who hadcome to believe in what we were do-ing and respected us for it.Part II will appear next month.© 1989 by WLM & FWP, Inc.SUPPORTUFORESEARCHMUFON UFO JOURNAL No. 259 November 1989

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