Family still at odds with the Air Force on Area 51 land seizure


by Tyler Rogoway of Foxtrot Alpha, THE DRIVE – – May 10, 2017:


As if the situation couldn’t get any more bizarre.

Now the family locked in a major land use battle with the US Air Force over their property that overlooked the air base at Area 51 wants the Air Force to tell them how a 200-pound antique anvil disappeared from the property just weeks after it was officially seized.

The Sheahans have, in one way or another, been fighting the Air Force for decades.

But now, more than a year after the property was condemned under eminent domain in the fall of 2015, the issue has come down to what the historic mine is worth.

As of late last year, the two parties were as far apart as one can imagine.

The US Air Force drastically dropped what it was willing to pay for the mine to a paltry $333,000, while the Sheahans claim the property could be worth as much as $116 million.

On top of that, the family says that by law all their personal property needs to be relocated from the site on the US Air Force’s dime, a fact that seemed to have been a given when the condemnation process was executed.

But now, according to the Sheahans, the Air Force isn’t even going to do that.


The family stated the following in a press release:

“After seizing the Groom Mine Property from the Sheahan family through eminent domain, the U.S. Government confirmed it would take a small army, many months and $2.7 million to move 130 years worth of family  belongings from the property – not including storage fees, incidentals and other unforeseen costs.

The Sheahan’s relocation expert agreed that the relocation would take several months, but the cost would be $4.5 million.

The government is now changing its initial position, arguing that it will only take several blocks of three to four days to move the belongings and cost less than $300,000 for both moving and storage.

The government claims that this position is justified on the grounds that the mining equipment on the property is considered a fixture that is attached to the land and needs to be valued as part of it, not moved.

However, the government initially took the exact opposite position when valuing the land, claiming the mining equipment should not be valued as part of the land, because it is personal property that needs to be moved.

These grossly inconsistent positions are nothing more than an attempt to outright take our family’s personal property without just compensation, said Joe Sheahan, one of the property owners.

The government is also refusing to move other items owned by the Sheahan family including a 1929 Model A Ford, a 1936 International truck, antique mining buckets and gears, and similar items.

Their excuse for this is that these items are high bulk and low value, although they have not provided a single valuation appraisal on any of these items.

In addition, the government has sent the landowners threatening letters ordering them to remove all of their property within 30 days, while not providing access to do so.

This is a clear violation of federal law. To assure that personal property of this type is fully protected, Congress adopted the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (URA).

The URA mandates specific rules to assure the government pays for moving and storage of all personal property and provides a reasonable time to do so.

The URA further states that the government is required to provide assistance with the relocation of the personal property “to ensure that persons displaced as a direct result of federal or federally assisted projects are treated fairly, consistently, and equitably so that such displaced persons will not suffer disproportionate injuries as a result of the projects designed for the benefit of the public as a whole” (49 CFR § 24.1.).”

The Sheahan’s property is a historic mine that overlooks Groom Lake.

The relationship has gotten so contentious between the Sheahans and the Air Force that the family is now demanding answers as to how an antique anvil that weighs 200-lbs could have disappeared within the most highly secured land mass in the world just weeks after the family was evicted from their property that lies within its perimeter.

Less than two months after the Government confiscated the Groom Mine Property, a 100-year-old, 200-lb. blacksmith’s anvil disappeared from the property.

The owners noticed the historic anvil was missing shortly after arriving on-site to conduct a personal property review with the U.S. Government’s moving company in November of 2015.

The Government conducted an investigation, but was unsuccessful in recovering this large antique anvil.

In spite of the numerous cameras, sensors, guards in Ford Raptors, helicopters and satellites, they still could not find a 200-lb. anvil.

Was this Area 51 black magic or just plain old theft?

Did someone slip it out of the most secret and secure location on the planet in their lunch box?” asked Patrick Sheahan, one of property owners.

The Sheahan’s puzzlement as to how such an ungainly object could have vanished from such a secure locale is totally warranted.

It’s an anvil, so we know it didn’t get up and walk away on its own, and the only people who would have access to the mine were presumably those who work at the base or who secure its heavily monitored perimeter.

In other words, random hikers didn’t casually rob the place.

Also, considering that most of the workers at Area 51 are either flown there or are bussed in daily, the ability to remove the anvil from the secretive installation’s grounds becomes even less plausible.

As sophomoric as it sounds, the historic anvil from the Sheahan’s property – –  the last private parcel of land with a direct line of sight of the flight test installation at the center of Area 51 – – would be a nice “victory trophy” for powers that be at the secretive facility.

Considering that the place is supposedly littered with test aircraft and is likely the most compartmentalized facility in the US, it’s unclear how exactly the US Air Force could investigate such an act.

In fact, investigating Area 51 on an official level is next to impossible, as proven by the lawsuit filed by workers that became gravely ill during the 1990s after toxic chemicals were systematically burned in trenches at the base.

Before that suit, the base never officially existed.

To this day, renewed executive orders are issued by the White House to keep it so classified that it is largely shielded from oversight and the American judicial system.

In other words, the chances that the Sheahans will be seeing their anvil anytime soon are probably as good as you or I receiving a formal invite to come take a personal tour of the installation.

So there you have it, the enigmatic Area 51 – – a wondrous place that is not only associated directly with aircraft that can disappear, but now also with mysteriously disappearing historical blacksmithing hardware.




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Ridiculous claims of “photos” of the Dulce base

(ENLARGE ABOVE – – a total disinformation)

A Farmington, New Mexico’s power generating plant (a.k.a., San Juan Power Plant) is ridiculously misidentified as the Dulce base on the Internet.

The BHP BILLITON, a coal mining operation and utilities company located just north of Hwy 64 and 15 miles northwest of Farmington, has been errouneously identified as the Dulce base.

There are some uneducated, gullible folks (and this surprisingly includes some college graduates) on the Internet who actually believe that these are aerial photos of the Dulce base.

(ENLARGE PHOTO ABOVE – – a total disinformation)

This misleading aerial photo on top appears on a book written by Gil Carlson under the title of “Secrets of the DULCE BASE, Alien Underground”. And he charges $45 for the book.


(Simply because there is no credible, tangible, irrefutable documentary whatsoever that the base exists, refuting and totally nullifying the claims of Phil Schneider)

Ridiculous “photos” of the alleged Dulce underground base – – CONTINUED:

Photos of Springfield, Missouri‘s large underground storage facility (a.k.a., Springfield Underground), Kansas City, Missouri’s underground warehouse facility (SubTropolis), as well as Americold underground storage facility in Carthage, Missouri are all often erroneously misidentified as Dulce underground base.

There are some uneducated, gullible folks (and, surprisingly, this includes some college graduates) who actually believe that these are authentic photos of the Dulce base.


(Simply because there is no credible, tangible, irrefutable documentary evidence whatsoever that the base exists, thus refuting and nullifying the claims of Phil Schneider).



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UFOs – – A grand deception by manipulative fallen entities?


UFOs – – a grand deception by manipulative fallen entities?

It is a well-known fact that John A. Keel and Jacques Vallee were two of the first big name researchers who had departed from the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis (ETH) of the origins of UFOs and the UFO phenomenon.

Although it is still considered to be a minority view in the field of Ufology, quite a number of researchers followed suit, including J. Allen Hynek, Arthur C. Clarke, Whitley Strieber, John Mack, Karla Turner, Guy Malone, Joe Jordan and L.A. Marzulli.

Many of them seem to have gone from ETH to the “Fallen” and “Malevolent”.

They seem to have conclude that UFOs are inter-dimensional and not from outer space.

I totally agree.

Since the late 1970s, I, too, have maintained  (and will continue to maintain)  my opinion that we have never been visited by physical ETs in their physical spacecraft (so far).

The reality, in my opinion, is that “they” are deceptive, manipulative and malevolent entities from another dimension, “posing” and deceiving us as “ETs” from highly advanced civilizations from outer space.

This does not mean that “benevolent” ones do not exist.

Maybe they are doing good works without being seen by most of us.   But the ones that are “making noise”, deceiving people and causing “confusion” are certainly not the “benevolent” ones.

Tom Farmer, a researcher, stated:

“John A. Keel pointed out 50+ years ago that UFOs come in too many form factors, “crash” too often and spout too much nonsense to contactees to be nuts-and-bolts spacecraft crewed by explorers from afar.

They are a current-frame-of-reference manifestations of a trickster intelligence that has always been with us.”


The UFO phenomenon appears to be able to materialize and de-materialize at will.

But more significant is its apparent inability to stay in our dimensional realm except for a few moments at a time, or only for a short period of time.

In other words, it seems apparent that they’re unable to survive in our physical dimension except for a very brief period of time, at a time.

As Dr. Jacques Vallee suggested quite often, “UFOs” may not necessarily be objects nor are they “flying” as we understand “flying” by the use of any propulsion system.

Yet they are even said to be able to affect our physical parameters (such as radar, etc.)

It seems to me that in many cases a “UFO”, after making an initial appearance to what I call a “pre-selected” observer (or observers), simply appears to take off at a tremendous speed and disappear into the distance as if utilizing some form of advanced propulsion system.

But could this be a deception?

In other cases, “UFOs” seem to simply hover or “float” (again, as if they’re utilizing some form of a propulsion system capable of “floating”) before taking off or even de-materializing.

But again, could this be a deception?



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A flying saucer incident in Dulce, New Mexico in the late 1960s

(Above illustration – – courtesy of Legends of America)

According to a testimony given by former Dulce, New Mexico resident Darren Vigil Gray, it was in the late 1960s that this amazing incident took place on Hwy 64 between Dulce and Lumberton.

At that time Darren was a fourth grader on the Jicarilla Apache reservation in northern Rio Arriba County.

At around 6:30 a.m. that particular morning, he claims he saw a flying saucer on his way to a parochial school which was located in nearby Lumberton.

A “dirty metallic colored” disk about 20 feet in diameter passed about 50 feet in the air over his school bus between Dulce and Lumberton, he said.

“It created all this chaos on the bus,” Gray said. He said his brother, then a sixth-grader, yelled, “It’s a flying saucer !“,  but the priest driving the van didn’t stop to investigate the phenomenon and instead stepped on the gas.

Gray said the disk appeared to come from Archuleta Mesa and continued for several miles over the low hills south of the highway.

He said cattle mutilations soon began to be reported in the same area, and the mesa was said to be a sort of UFO base.

“The experience really changed my whole scope,” said Gray, now a well-known artist in Santa Fe:

This incident was also confirmed by a former Dulce rancher Edmund Gomez.

(The Gomez family had the largest ranch in the Dulce area at that time.  Beginning around 1975, the Gomez family began to report many incidents of cattle mutilations in their ranch, which were soon investigated by State Patrol Officer Gabe Valdez, who was assigned by the State of New Mexico to find out what was actually happening.

To this date, the cattle mutilation incidents in the Dulce area of those years still remain unsolved.  – – both Edmund Gomez and the late Gabe Valdez have expressed their belief that it was the government, and not the aliens, that were perpetrating these incidents.)

Edmund Gomez stated that he was also in that bus and was a witness.

“There were more than a dozen students riding in that bus”,  he stated.

This incident was mentioned in Albuquerque Journal by Tom Sharp on April 5, 1996:



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Not all V-shaped formation of lights in the night sky are UFOs – – a case in point


(photo of a group of 6 small aircraft pilots flying in formation in Upper State New York in 1984)

Not every single V-shaped formation of lights in the night sky is a UFO.

Some may be, but not all.

Case in point:

A group of 6 small aircraft pilots from a local airport in upper State New York did an experiment back in 1984.

They did about 18 night-time “missions”, i.e., flying in formation, sometimes with lights  –  sometimes without lights – – sometimes with little light.

This hoax fooled at least some of the witnesses.

(Another photo of a group of 6 small aircraft pilots flying in formation in upper State New York in 1984)

At the same time, not every V-formation of lights is a hoax.

The “U” in UFO simply stands for “unidentified”.

It could be anything.

There are still unknowns

It is still difficult to dismiss every incident in the so-called Hudson Valley sightings in the early 1980s.

As for the 6 pilots’ V-formation footage, it is included in the following video:

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The “battle of Los Angeles” of 1942 – – Army colonel explains what really happened


from Robert Sheaffer, BAD UFOs:

Here we see another example that cautions us against taking “eyewitness accounts” at face value.

Let us examine a first-hand account of the “battle” written by Col. John G. Murphy, who not only witnessed the shelling, but participated in an official investigation of the incident.

Serious researchers realize that, the closer in time is an account to the event it describes, the more likely it is to be accurate.

Col. Murphy wrote, “We interrogated approximately 60 witnesses – civilians, Army, Navy and Air commissioned and enlisted personnel… Roughly about half the witnesses were sure they saw planes in the sky.”

Given that no planes were ever sent up – not ours nor any Japanese – here we see another example that cautions us against taking “eyewitness accounts” at face value.


Antiaircraft Journal

published by the United States Coast Artillery Association

Vol. LXXXXII No. 3. May/June, 1949 page 4


Los Angeles “Attacked”

by Col. John G. Murphy, CAC:

There were no enemy air attacks on the West Coast.

There were two submarine attacks by gunfire-one on Ft. Stevens, Oregon, and one on some oil docks north of Los Angeles.

However there were many alerts, many blackouts, many alarms, and the antiaircraft troops were always in a pertinent condition of readiness.

Prior to the battle of Midway there was a distinct tenseness all along the West Coast.

We believed the Japanese would attack Midway, but we also knew he could change his plans and attack any of the important cities of the West Coast.

AA troops during this period were ready for any action.

They were always ready for action, albeit sometimes overready or maybe even gullible – – as was shown by the famous “Battle of Los Angeles.”


On Feb 26, 1942, the author was on a Staff visit to the 37th Brigade.

Sometime after midnight I was awakened by the sound of gunfire.

A quick glance through the window was not productive of any enlightening information.

A quick trip to the roof of the hotel brought reward for the upward toil.

It was a beautiful moonlight night, but the moon’s magnificence was dwarfed by the brilliant glare of nineties and three-inchers spewing fire to the heavens, the glare and noise of the bursting shells, the delicate sky tracery of red and green forty-millimeters and fifty-calibers arching lazily through the skies, and the brilliant incandescence of the searchlights probing the heavens, hither and yon-up and down.

A beautiful picture – a grand show!

But at what were they firing?

Imagination could have easily disclosed many shapes in the sky in the midst of that weird symphony of noise and color.

But cold detachment disclosed no planes of any type in the sky-friendly or enemy.

And suddenly all was quiet and only the light of the moon relieved the grim picture of a city in total blackout.

I lingered on the roof, ruminated on what it was all about and was idly wondering if I could find my way to brigade headquarters through the blackout when all hell broke loose again.

A cacophony of sound and a glaring brilliance again pervaded all!

But soon it was over and quiet and darkness again descended on the awakened city.

On my way to brigade headquarters next morning, screaming headlines in the morning papers told of the many Japanese planes brought down in flames.

At brigade headquarters there was much gloom.

No one knew exactly what had happened.

Maj. Gen. Jacob Fickel and Col. (later Maj. Gen.) Samuel Kepner flew down from San Francisco and with the writer constituted a board to investigate the firing.

We interrogated approximately 60 witnesses-civilians, Army, Navy and Air commissioned and enlisted personnel.

Roughly about half the witnesses were sure they saw planes in the sky.

One flier vividly described 10 planes in V formation.

The other half saw nothing.

The elevation operator of an antiaircraft director looking through his scope saw many planes.

His azimuth operator looking through a parallel scope on the same instrument did not see any planes.

Among the facts developed was that the firing had been ordered by the young Air Force controller on duty at the Fighter Command operations room.

Someone reported a balloon in the sky.

He of course visualized a German or Japanese zeppelin.

Someone tried to explain it was not that kind of balloon, but he was adamant and ordered firing to start (which he had no authority to do).

Once the firing started, imagination created all kinds of targets in the sky and everyone joined in.

Well after all these years, the true story can be told.

One of the AA Regiments (we still had Regiments) sent up a meteorological balloon about 1:00 AM.

That was the balloon that started all the shooting!

When quiet had settled down on the “embattled” City of the Angels, a different regiment, alert and energetic as always, decided some “met” data was needed, felt it had not done so well in the “battle” and thought a few weather corrections might help.

So they sent up a balloon, and hell broke loose again.

(Note: Both balloons, as I remember, floated away majestically and safely.)

But the inhabitants of Los Angeles felt very happy.

They had visual and auricular assurance that they were well protected.

And the AA gunners were happy!

They had fired more rounds than they would have been authorized to fire in 10 peacetime years’ target practices.


For an excellent article on the “Battle of Los Angeles”, click and read Brian Dunning’s :



Also, as for the question, “if it was a balloon, why didn’t it pop?

UFOlogists argue that a balloon subject to shelling would have popped, but there is evidence that anti-aircraft fire might be less effective against Zeppelin-type airships and balloons than common sense suggests.

Rigid and semi-rigid aircraft do not rely on substantial overpressure to sustain their shape, and unlike a party balloon won’t necessarily “pop” and deflate immediately when punctured.

The flexibility of a balloon or blimp’s gas bag also provides some protection from explosive anti-aircraft fire; with the skin denting and distorting to absorb the impact without actually puncturing.

This is exploited in experimental spy blimps such as the LEMV.

This means that a balloon may well be able to sustain damage from the anti-aircraft fire but not be actually shot down immediately.

Secondly, it isn’t guaranteed that a hydrogen dirigible or balloon will ignite when hit by normal bullets or shrapnel common to anti-aircraft fire.

During World War I, a Zeppelin, the L33, was hit by anti-aircraft fire, but did not catch fire. The ship was forced to crash-land in Britain, whereupon her crew set her ablaze. Fighter aircraft only began to see successes against Zeppelins when they switched from normal ammunition to a mixture of explosive and phosphorus incendiary bullets. A combination of these fired at a Zeppelin would invariably ignite the ship’s hydrogen gas bags.

This adds some credence to the possibility that shrapnel from the anti-aircraft batteries would not necessarily have destroyed a balloon outright but could have punctured it, leaving it to descend in to, and later sink in, the Pacific Ocean.

For more on the “battle of Los Angeles”, CLICK AND READ THE FOLLOWING:



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Anti-intellectualism is killing Ufology – – by Trevor Wozny

Cutting through all the UFO nonsense, blatant frauds and fraudsters:

by Trevor Wozny, THE ANGRY UFOLOGIST – – April 26, 2016


There is an overall drive to anti-intellectualism that is infesting Ufology to its core.
Our culture is one that glorifies the moronic and idiotic, not the intellect.
What is truly disheartening is that it now appears intellectualism is now synonymous with Elitism and Conspiracy.

I point my finger directly at our failing educational system.
It is designed to just make children memorize information.
It is not designed to teach kids how to critically think or how to think at all.
Schools make great automatons but not great creative thinkers.
Public school is no place for a smart person.

In life, there are few big picture questions we all must work through.
Who am I? – – Where do I come from? – – Where am I going?
Ufology encompasses all of those concerns and more.
The rational study of the Cosmos and our place in it should be near the top of the list of worthwhile pursuits.
For most people, it is NOT.

Ufology is slowing being poisoned from the inside out by the lunatic click bait crowd.
Every day 1000’s of clearly fraudulent and hoaxed UFO images and videos flood the communities.
Spread by the greed of financial gain these bottom feeders of Ufology are making all of us laughing stocks.
Ufology will never gain the respect and ultimately the research dollars it needs while such rampant, childish, and dis-informational material is created every minute of every day and served up with a huge heaping bowl of “Screw You”.

Ufology is not yet in a terminal state but it sure could use a brain smoothie.
It is in desperate need of a good infusion of vitamin Ra (rationality), Sa (sanity), and Ed (education).
We all must stop supporting known fraudster and hoax websites and Youtube channels.

It all comes down to how a person values Science.
An artist’s ability is innate in many cases.
A scientists tool belt must be learned.
Scientific methodology is not something we are born with.
It must be taught to be understood.
The push for “no fail” states, lower educational standards, and general apathy has created entire generations of people who are barely scientifically literate.

True science and the appreciation of how such a self-correcting, peer reviewing, open architecture does not typically occur until you hit at least College level.
A high school education will not typically cut it when you are wading into the ever advancing ocean of cutting edge science.
“Man’s mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth”Desiderius Erasmus.
A strange turn in our collective consciousness has occurred where the masses believe that their layperson perspective on science is somehow as valid and weighted as accredited professors would be.

Even worse than that the professor’s opinion based on facts and all the tools science has to offer is completely nullified by a single word.
Professionals, scientists, and doctors all get lumped under the “Conspiracy” banner when they state their known scientific facts – – facts which more often than not, do not support the established beliefs of the UFO true believers.
Scientists and doctors are the ones we should trust when considering scientific things.
They have done the legwork to get a degree in their choice of the physical sciences.
Their opinion in their field is worth more than the laypersons’.
That is just a logical deduction.

If you are someone that is a scientist, doctor, or researcher and you choose to speak out on some of the downright lunacy in Ufology, you are immediately labelled disinformation agent, or a spook.
You are condemned to be part of an evil cabal planning world domination by the subjugation of scientific advances.
Sounds insane but a lot of people believe this.
Scientists that state facts that is contrary to the lay person’s beliefs make them the proverbial enemy.
The people that do this are the ones educated by television.
Television is entertainment, not education.
Truth in any form is rarely seen on TV.
These people think their opinion is somehow on the same level as doctors.
It is not when they are discussing the scientist’s field of study.

Reality is not best served by the false balance perspective we see all the time in the media.
A professor that has researched say the Great Pyramids on the Giza Plateau, knows better than you what happened to make this wonder of the world. End of story.

There is no grand conspiracy in the sciences.
It may appear that way to the TV educated people.
If any scientist could prove ANY aspect of the “Ancient Alien” hypothesis, for example, they would become instant rock stars in their field.

There is no motivation to suppress anything in academic circles.
Grand discoveries are why scientists become scientists to start with.
A breakthrough that would rewrite textbooks would be heralded, not spirited away in the depth of Area 51.
Scientists are not the enemy, they are our only chance.
After all, they are just like us in every way except they may have a denser neural network.
All these evil scientists live and eat the same foods as us, have children like us, love them like us, and drink the same water as us.
We all experience the same world in the same ways.
They are not the proverbial “Them”.
They are us just with better jobs.
They have no secret dark motives more than you do when it comes to subjugating the planet.
It comes down to a simple question.
Are you in it for the truth or just to be entertained.

If your sum total of knowledge on UFO’s comes from watching TV and Youtube videos you can guarantee that you have been fed a huge bowl of bullshit.
TV entertains that is all.
You get much more outright lies and frauds than any factual data.
Facebook is even worse for filling your head with excrement.
The source of the information your brain digests matters.
Facebook posts from the lunatic fringe vastly outweigh any real research people may have done, at least when you ponder time spent.
Your brain gets much more false information and not enough real information to balance it out. Take in 10 lbs of shit and only drop 5lbs – you still stink.
“A deception that elevates us is dearer than a host of low truths.” – – Marina Tsvetaeva.
People really have to give their head a shake and realize this.
It comes down to if you are looking for the truth in UFOlogy or are you looking to be entertained. Don’t confuse the two they are quite different.

The real Universe as it will unfold before us as we trundle through the fourth dimension will be more wondrous and fascinating than any new age guru or television show could ever envision.
The Universe is stranger than we can comprehend.
Reserve your belief and more importantly your knowledge for the real deal.
We have to contemplate the nature of a life form that has evolved on a completely separate planet.
Even that statement is limiting.
Life may be able to evolve on moons, nebula, or on planets that are bombarded with strange sources of radiation.
They may exist and function on different time scales based on the gravity that they evolved in. Special relativity makes for very strange bedfellows.
It is possible that they could be here already just beyond our perceptual ability. There truly is more things in heaven and earth than is dreamed in our collective philosophy.
Remember that it is OK to change your mind in the light of new or better information. UFOlogy is not a religion – – no faith required. The real Universe will not disappoint.


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