Photographer Trevor Paglen talks about the Surveillance State

NSA GCHQ Surveillance base, Bud, Cornwall, UK, 2014

(NSA GCHQ Surveillance base, Bude, Cornwall, UK  – 2014,  photo by Trevor Paglen)

Area 51

(Area 51, Nevada… by Trevor Paglen)


(U.S. Air Force Cyber Command patch)

Photographer Trevor Paglen presents the Surveillance State:  The iconography and language of secret programs and landscapes of listening posts:

Paglen has been documenting what he terms the “black” world—where projects and even their budgets are classified from public scrutiny—for quite some time. His 2007 book, I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have To Be Destroyed By Me, consisted largely of embroidered, real-life patches from secretive aerospace and intelligence-gathering projects, often having to do with the missions or statements of morale. Paglen became interested in the iconography of this secret culture while visiting the Antelope Valley in California, part of the empty Southwestern US that the secret world has chosen for its own.

Often unofficial, the patches are often nonetheless revealing. Projects based out of Groom Lake in Nevada—better known to some as Area 51—will often have a group of five stars kept company by another single star, for instance. A more obvious example is the Boeing Bird of Prey, a classified experimental aircraft built in the mid-1990s. When the project was declassified in 2002, it was suddenly apparent the plane’s unconventional shape had been hiding in plain sight on the mission patch all along.

See his fascinating video presentation:

Trevor Paglen:  the artist visualizing the surveillance state



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Dulce Base, New Mexico…..Fact?, Fiction? or Disinformation?

Archuleta Mesa

(An ominous rotating storm in Dulce, New Mexico, taken from the River Rd. and looking south, with the Mundo Ridge mountains in the background….Archuleta Mesa is not seen in this photo since it is behind the person who took this photo, i.e. Clyde L. in September, 2013….KOB-TV Eyewitness News Channel 4 of Albuquerque, New Mexico…..CLICK THE PHOTO FOR ENLARGEMENT)

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(CLICK AND ENLARGE ABOVE – – the bridge at the Navajo River in Dulce, with the Archuleta Mesa in the background)

(CLICK AND ENLARGE ABOVE – – Top of the Archuleta Peak by Dulce, New Mexico. There is nothing there except some FM radio tower, other communication tower and a few shacks – – from Google Earth.

Also, it is important to bear in mind that the Archuleta Peak is simply a small portion of the entire Archuleta Mesa (which also includes Mount Archuleta on the northwest portion, right by the Colorado State line).

However, reported UFO sightings by residents of Dulce, New Mexico, headquarters of the Jicarilla Apache Reservation in northern New Mexico, seem to continue to attract media attention:

Residents of Dulce claim UFOs, Bigfoot spotted in area – – May 24, 2016, KOAT-TV Channel 7, Albuquerque, New Mexico:

Residents of Dulce have claimed multiple UFO sightings believed to be linked to an alleged top-secret underground alien base located under the Archuleta Mesa near the town.
There is a hardcore group of UFO and alien enthusiasts who believe that Dulce is the location of the U.S. government’s major top-secret bio-genetics research facility.
There have also been reports of black military helicopters linked with UFO sightings.
The mysterious helicopters with roving bright lights reportedly hover in the night sky over the mountain plateau.
But are these reported claims real?
Are these folks been mind-controlled into this type of beliefs?
Or, is there an alternatereality” lurking and interacting with the human psyche behind the physical facade of Dulce and its surroundings?

For Conspiracy-oriented folks only…… 2011, William J. Birnes claimed that after the Dulce Base episode aired on March 25, 2009, the “UFO HUNTERS” program was inexplicably cancelled by top level executives at History Channel, i.e., all further productions of “UFO HUNTERS” were cancelled since then…..was it because of poor ratings?….or, is there more to that story?

Portions of the Dulce Base episode that aired in March of 2009 on the HISTORY CHANNEL:

Please also watch the following very important and rare interview with the late Gabe Valdez, New Mexico State Patrol Officer in charge of the entire Dulce area for many years:…..courtesy of filmmaker John Gomez…..(I am not in total agreement with Gabe Valdez when he insisted that all “UFOs” are man-made, even though I lean towards skepticism when it comes to “UFOs” as conclusive evidence for physical extraterrestrial visitations):

Interview with Gabe Valdez, New Mexico State Patrol Officer in charge of Dulce area for many years, courtesy of filmmaker John Gomez:


Here is my hypothesis regarding Dulce:
(however, my hypothesis could be totally wrong…in the following video piece I should have placed more emphasis on the 1967 Project Gasbuggy which took place 22 miles southwest of Dulce…which may have caused some radiation leaks beginning nearly a decade later and may have affected some animals in the area, such as cattle…and that the government may have begun to monitor the radiation levels of certain pre-selected cows of some ranches in the area):

Hypothesis on Dulce, New Mexico

Cattle mutilations in Dulce, New Mexico in the mid 1970s to the early 1990s…..some important points

April 7, 2014 

Here are some very important points noted by Greg Valdez, author of  ‘DULCE BASE‘  in regards to the cattle mutilations in Dulce, New Mexico, from the mid 1970s to the early 1990s:

“If the government went to local ranchers and purchased cattle to use for testing purposes, the first question any rancher would ask is, “Why are you testing my cattle?”.  And more importantly, “Who contaminated them?”  The government has a long history of incompetent decision making, but they are smart enough to avoid a lawsuit, especially when the evidence shows that they created the contamination in the first place (in this case in Dulce, New Mexico), i.e. Project Gasbuggy  (the Atomic Energy Commission’s experiment involving underground detonation of nuclear device 22 miles southwest of Dulce on December 10, 1967, ostensibly to ease the flow of natural gas in the region but which later apparently caused radiation leaks in the surrounding environment, affecting animals and even some residents, including the Dulce area)…..Please watch the following video:

Underground nuclear explosion near Dulce, New Mexico in 1967

“Evidence at the first Gomez ranch mutilation indicated that whoever killed the animal went back the next day to its location.  Based on the way these dead animals would decompose in the manner much different than normal corpses, they were probably still conducting research on the animals as they decomposed; there is evidence they returned to the ‘crime scene’.  They could not simply take the cattle, keep them, and destroy the evidence after the animal was dead because this would cause panic amongst the ranchers, who would condense their herds and keep them in corrals to protect them, making the experiments nearly impossible.”

The following observation by Greg Valdez, may have wider applications (in other ‘remote areas’):

“Remember that these ranches cover a large geographic are in remote locations.  The worse thing a rancher could do was corral and babysit the animals at night if you were in the business of mutilating cattle. Leaving the carcasses behind actually helps push the alien cover-up portion of this story. This is a highly orchestrated, well-funded operation; it could simply be explained that the animals were intentionally left behind to mislead investigators into thinking aliens were involved, since strange UFO and helicopter activity was routinely viewed around the mutilation sites.”

I urge everyone to read Greg Valdez’s excellent book, ‘DUCE BASE‘.


By the way, as far as the allegation that there is a joint U.S./alien underground base under Archuleta Mesa is concerned, there is absolutely no credible evidence for it.  Phil Schneider‘s story, no matter how fascinating it is, is simply his own personal account, with no credible documentary evidence whatsoever.  It’s a brilliant fiction that has always captivated a gullible segment of the so-called ‘UFO’ community.  It would make a great Hollywood movie:


Here are my final comments:




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Does the military already possess some prototypes of cloaking technologies?


Does the military already possess some prototypes of cloaking technologies?

Military application of this type of technologies, of course, is top priority, as everyone knows. I wouldn’t be surprised if there are already some prototypes of this type of cloaking technologies in the military.

INVISIBILITY CLOAK can match any background


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(courtesy of Steve Douglas and Bill Sweetman, POPULAR SCIENCE, 1997)

Although slightly outdated, here is a 1999 item regarding electrochromatic panels possibly being tested at Area 51:




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Area 51 ultimatum…..deadline already passed on September 10…..but the family will go on fighting to save their property

Area 51 (Groom Lake) and Groom Mine


Family says feds resorting to ‘criminality’ in low bid for Nevada land near Area 51.

(See the the video and the interview in this FOX NEWS report)

FOX NEWS report:



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A suspicious ranch northwest of Dulce, New Mexico, adjacent to Mt. Archuleta…..a former CIA operation?

Redding Ranch 1

(Courtesy of Greg Valdez)


The National Institute For Discovery Sciences  (NIDS headed by Las Vegas billionaire Robert Bigelow, who also owns Bigelow Aerospace) reportedly had made an investigation earlier (ca. 1998) regarding this suspicious ranch.

However, the following report itself by NIDS regarding this ranch seems to be more suspicious now:

(QUOTE, from the original NIDS report)

“It has been reported in the media and on the internet that the Redding War Ranch, located at 37° 2.91′ north latitude and 107° 1.44′ west longitude (GPS) next to Mt. Archuleta (straddling New Mexico – Colorado border), is rumored to be an undercover facility engaged in secret activity connected with Mt. Archuleta.

These rumors further state that the ranch has eight armed guard watch towers scattered along the property.

In addition, there is an unusual round steel (and air conditioned) building located behind a ranch entrance gate on the opposite side of the property (37° 6.02′ north latitude and 107°2.85′ west longitude – GPS).

A metal plaque prominently posted on a watch tower door identified the manufacturer as Houston Blow Pipe & Steel Plate Works (P.O. BOX 1692, Houston, TX 77251-1692, phone: 713-675-2273, FAX: 713-675-5038).

Having seen the towers and being interested in their origin and purpose, a simple phone call was made to the phone number above.

It was learned during the phone conversation that the President and CEO of the company is Mr. W. A. Redding.

Contrary to the myths that have been perpetuated, a simple explanation was provided by Mr. Redding.

1) Mr. Redding stated that the watch towers are actually hunting stands with the brand name “The Ultimate Hunting Stand.”

The hunting stands on the ranch are weather proof-heavy gauge steel construction (5 feet diameter, 850 pounds est. total weight) equipped with 10 feet high steel angle frame supports, steel ladder or a steel walk-up type stairway with steel pipe hand railing, propane heater and tank, five large one way mirror-pane plate glass (hinged and latched) windows (hunters can see out, but game cannot see inside), swivel chair, and indoor-outdoor carpet on floor and side wall.

Further, the stands are used for photographing game and birds, and hunting of game (deer, elk, javelina,moose, sheep and turkeys).

According to published literature, the stands have been in production since 1963 and employ 75 years of hunting and 60 years of steel fabrication experience in their design for all-weatherhunting.

2) The round steel building is a bunk house for ranch hands designed and manufactured by Mr. Redding’s Houston steel company.

The bunk house design employs the same all-weather heavy gauge steel construction as the hunting stands along with air conditioning and fuel-oil heater.

It is not currently being used.

3) The owner of the Redding War Ranch is Mr. Redding himself.

He can becontacted at the phone number given above.

4) The Redding War Ranch is used to raise small herds of Beefalo”.



Yes, I think so.

Here is what Edmund Gomez from Dulce said about this.

And I agree with him.


“Based on the source of research by NIDS, yes, this was their take on the ranch years after the ranch let its defense down and allowed folks to travel through it.

From early 1960’s to late 1980’s, you could not trespass on the Redding Ranch, not even to retrieve a cow.


That is the million dollar question.

And, why are all the structures including the towers, doors and windows in bunkhouse constructed of a very heavy gage steel (making them bulletproof)?

NIDS continues to provide information  (or is it disinformation?)  to keep us off track, in my opinion.

In the fall of 1997, I led Gabe Valdez (former New Mexico State Patrol Officer in charge of the Dulce area) and two other scientists from NIDS on the expedition and continued through up to Mt. Archuleta.

We were able to go directly to the towers, enter, photograph and see the tags with the manufacturer.

I told them that the glass, doors, shutters and structures were bullet-proof and was going to show them, but inexplicably, Gabe Valdez stopped me.

I could not get them to go to the “bunkhouse and hangar” to investigate further.

Also, I noticed that the airstrip had been plowed and planted with oats.

But again, no interest was shown by the NIDS folks”.


I could not agree more with the above quote from Edmund Gomez.

I also do not trust NIDS (National Institute of Discovery Sciences).

By the way, Greg Valdez, in his excellent book DULCE BASE

mentions that (the late) “Mr. Redding owned Houston Blow Pipe and Steel and was a military contractor providing manufacturing of heavy-duty plate rolling, which was commonly used at the Nevada Test Site for construction of underground tunnels during the testing of nuclear bombs in Nevada.

Mr. Redding’s company also provided air circulation systems (that’s one of the services a blowpipe company usually provides, in case you’re curious), which would be convenient technology to have for constructing an underground base or tunnel”.

Redding Ranch is currently owned by the Southern Ute tribe which purchased it from W.A. Redding on August 16, 2005.

Redding passed away in 2009 in Texas. Redding acquired the property in 1976.

According to Greg Valdez, in his book DULCE BASE, “the land directly south of the Redding Ranch did not indicate a previous owner.

The key to this is the fact that the United States government owned all the property prior to 1965 and it wasn’t the Forest Service or the Bureau of Land Management.

When Edmund Gomez looked into the property records during the 1980s, he found ficticious companies listed (a common tactic of agencies such as the CIA) as the owner on record of the Redding Ranch.

After Edmund’s finding of the fictitious companies became public, the ownership records changed back to Mr. Redding.”


How to get right next to this suspicious ranch, northwest of Dulce, New Mexico



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A classic case from 1964…..the Lonnie Zamora incident of April 24, 1964, outside of Socorro, New Mexico

Lonnie Zamora 1

This is definitely one case that still fascinates me, even after all these years………………..(more than 51 years ago!!)

Was it a U.S. made experimental craft?……I still do not know.

It is not an exaggeration to say that this case is exactly what attracted to me to New Mexico and actually made me come to New Mexico.

After arriving at Albuquerque in 1965, unfortunately my college studies continuously preoccupied me till 1973 when I moved to Arizona to become a high school teacher and I never had the privilege of meeting Mr. Zamora.

However in 2008 when I moved backed to New Mexico, I called him.

I had a very pleasant conversation with him on the telephone…even though it was for a couple of minutes or so.

He was such a friendly-sounding person, a very polite and pleasant-sounding gentleman.

He told me “Come on over”…..but I never had a chance to meet him.

He passed away in 2009, I was told later.

I firmly believe this was a legitimate case.

As to what the object was, that is a separate question.

It is still a mystery.

What is interesting is that Lonnie described the two persons  (of rather short stature)  as wearing some type of white cover-alls.

Lonnie described them as more or less “normal” people.

In any case, this is definitely a noteworthy case.

The best short video on the Socorro incident

Capt. Richard T. Holder’s comment on the Socorro incident


Lonnie Zamora 2


Courtesy of Nippa Downey:

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