ET go home…..let’s retire the extraterrestrial hypothesis, by Greg Bishop

The easy and insightful voice of extraordinary thinker and adventurer, Greg Bishop.

“Greg Bishop’s latest book, “It DEFIES LANGUAGE” is a unique compendium of this writer’s exceptional ability to stimulate original thought on many areas of the ‘weird’ and ‘fringe’ universe.

The reader will come away feeling both intellectually stimulated and refreshed – – not to mention reassured that their own passion to explore and ponder ‘unconventional’ stories or their personal experiences is soundly justified.

Flip it open to any chapter and revel in the range of material, the easy and insightful voice of this extraordinary thinker and adventurer!”


“The conclusion that the phenomenon known as UFOs is caused by aliens is premature and narrow.

Contrary to what you have been led to believe, there is no real reason to conclude that we are being visited by beings from other planets.

In spite of this, whole industries, organizations and egos are built on that assumption.
When the latest stories of lights in the sky are aired or written about, every single account reported in the media brings up the ubiquitous people from other planets.

That belief has kept us running in circles for decades.
It has become the only way to talk about the subject, with no more evidence than our ingrained expectations.
Something that should be leading us into new areas of exploration by its very strangeness is locked into a prison that we have built for it.

Speculation on the nature of UFOs and our ideas and interactions with the enigma are pregnant with possibilities, but the jokes and dogma try desperately to keep the monster at bay.
Perhaps it is time to jailbreak the UFOs.”


Additional comment from Greg Bishop:

“We interpret what we see based on our prejudices.  Assumptions about the origin of UFO phenomena and reports keeps it in a narrow area of speculation. ET is still a possibility, just not the only one.”


It defies language by Greg Bishop



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Rational Ufology – – psychosocial hypothesis over extraterrestrial hypothesis


excellent article written by my colleague, the late Tomas Scolarici:


“The psychosocial hypothesis builds on the finding that most ufo reports have mundane explanations like celestial objects, airplane lights, balloons, and a host of other misperceived things seen in the sky which suggests the presence of an unusual emotional climate which distorts perceptions and the perceived significance and anomalousness of merely terrestrial stimuli.

In the more exotic situation where people claim direct contact with extraterrestrials, please CLICK AND READ THE FOLLOWING:

THE PSYCHOSOCIAL HYPOTHESIS “is particularly popular among UFO researchers in the United Kingdom, such as David Clarke, Hilary Evans, the editors of Magonia magazine, and many of the contributors to Fortean Times magazine. It is also popular in France since the publication in 1977 of a book written by Michel Monnerie “Et si les ovnis n’existaient pas?”(What if ufos do not exist?).

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Now, what about UFOs?

First of all, 95 % of UFO sightings are recognized as natural or manmade phenomena.
The 5 % are important only because of the UFO industry, ego-trips and fantasists.
To speak about flying objects is conjectural. In my view, UFOs are not flying and are not objects.
The UFO meme is strong enough for some people.
A meme is “an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.”
A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols or practices, which can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, videos, sounds, speech, gestures, rituals or other imitable phenomena. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate and respond to selective pressures.
I have no idea about whom or what is behind the phenomenon, but I am totally and absolutely convinced that the Extraterrestrial hypothesis is forged.

Until this very moment, there is no evidence of extraterrestrial intelligent life here or in any other place of the Universe.
There is a relatively big but totally contradictory mythology concerning Extraterrestrials, without any kind of evidential or rational value.
The presumed “extraterrestrial” messages are a sad mix of New Age, Pseudo-religion, self-help and very human ideas and prejudices.
Abductions are mostly planted pseudo-memories and fantasies or self delusions.


After more than forty years of research in the field, writing and talking with many people of different ages, social positions and professions, this is a short synthesis of what I think about the UFO phenomenon.

For the Rational Ufologist, the UFO Phenomenon is an unsolved mystery, and because of this, Rational Ufology investigates the social, psychological and political impact of this phenomenon.
Paradoxically, that 5 % of Unidentified Flying Objects that remain unidentified has a secondary importance.

The priority is given to the hypothesis about the origin and behavior of the UFO phenomenon, and also to the rational and logical interpretation of the mythology and pseudo-sciences created by the different interpretations of the enigma.

Contactees, self-proclaimed experts, mystics and improvised prophets give different ideas and versions of the phenomenon, but Rational Ufology demands evidences.

The interpretation of the UFO Phenomenon by the irrational ufologists is confused, contradictory and fallacious. There is talk, but no facts, and in many cases, we find a dishonest manipulation of hypothesis and pseudo events given as facts.

The Rational Ufologist is eclectic, but is also pragmatic and realist. He recognizes that the culture industry perpetually cheats its consumers with promises. The promissory note with its plots and staging, is endlessly prolonged; the promise is illusory: all that actually confirms is that the real point will never be reached, that the diner must be satisfied with the menu.”

In the rhetoric of the Cosmic Gurus we see this phenomenon in action. Nonsense replaces the real world and balloons are transformed into big ET spacecrafts. Contactees give us New Age talk as Extraterrestrial messages, ex rock musicians become Aliens and lawyers time travelers.

However all this must be considered and analyzed in Ufology. We must recognize the distorted impact of the UFO phenomenon in our society.
WE should understand the UFO subculture as spectacle, as the promise of a bad defined solution. The whole manipulation of the disclosure activism is not directed towards a solution of the UFO enigma.

The important thing for these activists is to sell their statements and conspiratorial delusions.


(CLICK THE ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT….UFO INDUSTRY poster, courtesy of Claude Falkstrom)

The society of the spectacle is also the world of the simulacrum. The picture is more important than the real thing, and even worst, contactees, and self proclaimed UFO experts try to make us believe that their rhetoric is the real thing.
That is why they deny Science but instead give us fairy tales as facts and fictions as real events.

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The forgotten American victims of the first atomic bomb blast……by Samuel Gilbert


(Listening to downwinders’ stories at a forum organized by the Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium…photo, courtesy of Tina Cordova and Sen. Tom Udall)

by Samuel Gilbert, VICE Media LLC — July 24, 2016


July 16, 1945:

At 5:30 in the morning in the mountains of south central New Mexico, something shook Barbara Kent out of her top bunk bed.  The 12-year-old girl crashed down on the floor of the Ruidoso, New Mexico cabin where she was attending summer camp.

“It was the biggest jolt you could imagine,” says Kent, recalling to VICE the moment — 71 years ago this past Saturday — that the first atomic bomb was detonated in the nearby White Sands desert.

“We were all sitting there on the floor wondering what [was] happening.”
Kent was one of 12 girls that had arrived days before to attend summer camp organized by their dance teacher Karma Deane.  “[Ms. Deane] thought the water heater had exploded so we rushed outside.  It was just after 5:30 and it should have been dark—but it was like the sun had been turned on,” says Kent, describing the light, brighter than a dozen suns, produced by the first successful test of a nuclear weapon.


Later that afternoon, the campers were inside the cabin when they noticed a delicate white powder falling outside the windows.  “It was snowing in July,” Kent remembers from her home in California.  There was excitement and confusion as the girls ran outside to play in the unexplainable weather.  “We were catching it on our tongues like snowflakes.  Scooping the ash and putting it all over our faces.”

71 years later, Kent — now 84 years old — has suffered multiple bouts of cancer and is the sole remaining survivor of the camp (10 of the 12 of died before they turned 40).

“This is no coincidence,” she says.  Like many other Trinity Downwinders, Kent blames her health problems on the government, which did nothing to warn residents of the danger of the radiation exposure caused by Trinity.  “It was so wrong of the government not to evacuate everyone when they knew this was going to happen. They never told us so we played in the thing that killed us.”

For many years, the cries for help of New Mexico Downwinders have gone unheard, while the impacts of the radiation on these communities are still largely unknown due to a lack of data or studies on the fallout.

According to a study on radiation releases since 1943 by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Los Alamos Historical Document Retrieval and Assessment (LAHDRA), “Too much remains undetermined about the exposures from the Trinity test to put the event in perspective as a source of public radiation expose or to defensibly address the extent to which people were harmed.”  While conducting the study, the CDC and LAHDRA were given unprecedented access to previously classified and internal documents at Los Alamos National Labs.

“We were unknowing, unwilling, and uncompensated participants in the world’s largest lab test,” says Tina Cordova, founder of the Tularosa Downwinders, a consortium which has been fighting for both recognition and compensation for the dowinders in the Tularosa basin of New Mexico.

This year, the Downwinders began collecting health surveys (400 so far) on rates of cancer and other other diseases that plague Tularosa Basin communities.  “The effects to us are clear,” she says, pointing out that everyone in her community has lost someone to diseases linked to radiation exposure.

According to health physicist Joseph Shonka, the impacts described by Cordova are likely in areas near the blast.  “Trinity created more fallout than at other nuclear tests,” says Shonka, who headed up the aforementioned CDC LADHA study.  “At the Nevada site the closest people were 150 miles away.  Here you have people 15 miles away. There is no question the exposures were higher than in Nevada and Utah.”

“The people who lived in downwind of the Trinity blast were exposed to clouds of radiation that blew from the explosion,” New Mexico Senator Tom Udall states in an email; Udall is a longtime supporter of the New Mexico Downwinders.  “Radioactive debris fell from the sky, killing cattle and poisoning food and water, and generations of residents have suffered from cancer and other illnesses.”

“From the beginning, the government has refused to take responsibility,” he continues.  “We can’t undo the years of suffering, but we should make sure the victims receive similar recognition and compensation that other residents have received,” Udall’s referring to the compensation given to those effected by the Nevada Test site through the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) and denied to New Mexico Downwinders.

This past Saturday in Tularosa, community members fanned out behind the dugout of the local high-school base ball field to take part in the 7th annual Vigil commemorating the anniversary of the Trinity test.  “This year, we have 700 Luminarias,” says Tina, motioning towards the small paper lanterns that dot the outfield—each light representing a Tularosa resident that has been lost to cancer.

“We have all been affected,” says Henry Herrera, sitting with his wife Gloria along the first base line, their chairs pointed toward center field and the direction of the blast he himself witnessed at age 11.  “I remember I was helping my dad pore water in the radiator, holding the funnel.  Just as we got done with it there was was a hell of a blast and the cloud went up.”  The radioactive plume rose over 38,000 feet in just minutes.

Herrera’s father thought it was an explosion from the nearby white sands missile range; he himself recalls being mesmerized by the massive mushroom cloud.  “I watched it outside for hours. It rose up and up to the east.  The bottom half kept on going but the top half pushed back and landed right here.”  When he saw the dust from the cloud approach the house, he ran inside to tell his mom.  “I very well remember because my mom was so angry.  She had just hung up our clothes on the line—you can imagine what they looked like.”

“People around here were dying right and left,” says Herrera, who has since lost countless friends and family to cancer, himself a survivor.  “Nobody knew what was going on, they just died.”

The fallout around Trinity was, according to Shonka, potentially far worse then even Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  “The cap is the nuclear bomb, and the stem is all the dirt that was swept up into it,” he explains, describing the iconic mushroom shape produced by a ground blast like the one at Trinity.  “The bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki were detonated at 1900 and 1650 feet.  Their stems never touched their caps, so there was never much fallout.
When you have a ground level blast like Trinity a large amount of dirt is sucked into the cloud and mixed with radioactive material.  The temperatures are so hot that everything melts.  As the cloud cools off, different things condense out at different temperatures. As they solidify again, they fall out.”

When asked about the incidences of cancer and other deceases related to radioactive expose, Shonka said, “If you ask me if there is high likelihood that there are health related issues from Trinity, I can say yes.  As for why the Nevada Test downwinders have been given compensation and New Mexico hasn’t — that’s a question with a political answer.”

“If we were compensated, then the government would be admitting guilt” Gloria Herrera claims.  “The would be admitting the fact that they bombed us first.”  Her husband elaborates, “We are small. We are poor. We have no political power.”

For years, the voices of Trinity Downwinders were absent from political dialogue, newspaper coverage, or even public awareness.  Archival research done by VICE at the Center for Southwest Research at the University of New Mexico, found numerous clipping from local papers, stretching back to the 50s, reflecting on the legacy of the Trinity Test.  Yet until recently, there was no mention of the first victims of the Atomic Age.

This has begun to change.

In 2015 — some 70 years after the Trinity test — the National Cancer Institute began the first-ever official health study to quantitatively estimate the number of cancer cases in New Mexico (past and future) that may be related to the nuclear test.  That same year, Senator Udall took the senate floor and made an impassioned speech in support of the amendments to add New Mexico Downwinders to the government’s Radiation Exposure Compensation Program (RECA).

Support has grown: Both US Senators and all 3 US house members from New Mexico are co-sponsors to the RECA amendments.  But the measure has failed to advance in Congress for several years.
“Many people here have little faith in the federal government,” says Tina, noting the trepidation of NM Downwinders towards both the federally funded health study and the will of congress to included their claims.

“Many think we are just looking for compensation,” says Cordova, “Which we deserve.  “But even more than anything we want the government to acknowledge what they did. We were the first sacrifice of the atomic age. That needs to recognized and corrected.”




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In memory of a colleague, the late UFO researcher Tomas Scolarici

Tomas Scolarici

A colleague of mine, Tomas Scolarici, passed away on July 7, 2015

Tomas Scolarici worked as a Foreign Service Officer, US State Dept 1986 – 2006, mainly with Radio Marti as relating to Cuba.

“The mission of a U.S. diplomat in the Foreign Service is to promote peace, support prosperity, and protect American citizens while advancing the interests of the U.S. abroad.”

Tomas’s mission mainly involved advancing US interests abroad, which some UFO cult leaders viewed as being a CIA propaganda agent and a “Cabal” operative.

He continued his research into UFOs and aliens on a volunteer basis until his death….(background info provided by Elelel Lelele)

Tomas Scolarici had this to say in 2012:


“Having no evidences to prove what they say, EXO fantasists and self proclaimed contactees’ favorite weapon is the personal attack; the logical fallacy called Ad Hominem.

I am a US citizen born in Argentina and proud of my more than 20 years as a Radio Broadcaster in the Voice of America, Radio Marti Program.

My work was to give information to the people of Cuba, that information that was denied to the Cubans by a brutal dictatorship ruling the island for more than 50 years.

Mr. Alfred Webre should tell us what he means by “New World Order propaganda.”
Also, he must tell us how many of my programs he listened or read.

Webre also writes that I am a well known UFO debunker. This is not true. The UFO phenomenon not only exists, but has been with us from the beginning of history.

From my own perspective, after more than 40 years of research, the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis about the origin of the UFO Phenomenon is not the answer. There is absolutely no evidence supporting the ET Hypothesis.

Charlatanism, wishful thinking and plain nonsense will not give us the answer we look for.
UFO Mystery is much more complex than anything we can imagine.
The recognition of our ignorance will be the beginning of serious, scientific and rational research.


Here is my favorite writing from Tomas Scolarici:

Sunday, July 24, 2011


What rational ufologists can do.

Question: is it possible to talk about Rational Ufology?
The answer is YES.

Let us consider the following characteristics of the UFO phenomenon:
Since more than 90% of the sightings become identified flying objects, the remaining 10% of such sightings are a rare, infrequent occurrence.
After decades of research, it’s obvious for me, that there are not enough evidences to define the UFO as an extraterrestrial phenomenon. Extraterrestrial hypothesis, ETH, is just a theory but not a fact.

This ET meme wrongly suggests that the phenomenon must have an outcome, a finale: the contact between us and these hypothetical aliens.

However, UFO sightings are not a contemporary event but there are enough historical testimonies showing that there were always sightings, at least from the beginning of historical times.

This fact suggests that one of the characteristics of the UFO events is the lack of contact.
There never was and probably never will be any contact between us and the hypothetical ufonauts.

In other words contact is not one of the characteristics of the UFO phenomenon.
In fact the UFO mystery suggests the existence of a program, instead of the activities of biological entities.

In my perspective, the UFO phenomenon “behaves” as a computer program that, of course, we cannot understand. This program is doing his job, no matter what we believe or disbelieve.
False expectatives are negative and futile.

Now, if we consider the whole UFO phenomenon as a program, we cannot expect the fulfillment of our expectations, mostly products of science-fiction models.
Rational Ufology should remain aware of this rare phenomenon that cohabits with us in this planet Earth, and also analyze the sightings and the sociological and psychological impact of the UFO mystery in our human conscience.
That is why we are interested in fantasists, charlatans, neo-cultists and even borderline personalities.

This is what we can do, if we want to learn something about us and about the UFO Program.

Tomas Scolarici

Here is his last article which he wrote on July 7, 2015, the day of his death:


Are these self proclaimed experts in Unidentified Flying Objects mad?
No, I don’t think so, at least when we talk about the Easy Money Ufologists.
Let me analyze the process of”insanity” in the career of self proclaimed experts in UFOs,
Extraterrestrials, conspiracy theories and similar tricks of the UFO Industry.

Let’s consider an intelligent individual who “discovers” the UFO myth, and in the beginning believes in the UFO-ET hypothesis. Now, some of these new ufologists not only believe in the Flying Saucers folklore but also think in the possibility of making some money with it.
So, after reading some books written for his/her predecessors in the ufological pseudo-science and do some google, they try their hand with a book, a blog or lectures about UFOs and related Memes.

After some time, the new professional ufologists learn that some things sell more than others, and this market law has nothing to do with truth.

When this happens the self proclaimed researchers realize that they are faced with a serious dilemma: To leave a subculture run by charlatans, crooks and maniacs, or engage in the despicable game.

Of course, if the neo-ufologists are sane, they have learned already that the whole UFO mythology is a great quackery. Just fiction sold as truth. Repeated unsubstantiated non-events, nonexistent sources, and total disrespect for those who want to believe.

They must choose to leave or remain in the “show”. The future decision is based on personal ethics … or lack of ethics.

If they remain in the ufological circus, perhaps they can make some easy money, but there are prices to pay. Cognitive dissonance is one of the consequences of this self-denial.
Someone should write about the sad personal stories of many who chose to remain in the company of charlatans and hoaxers.


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Dulce, New Mexico and its surroundings…..the Devil’s new playground?


(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)

by Norio Hayakawa, July 22, 2016:

Although there is not a single, solid, physical, tangible, irrefutable documentary evidence whatsoever that there is a physical U.S. operated underground base (much less a joint U.S./alien one at that) in Dulce, New Mexico, “something” still could be there.

There seems to be plenty of circumstantial evidences  (including many reports and testimonies from many individuals in the local Jicarilla Apache community of Dulce, an area filled with deep-rooted cultural and spiritual beliefs)  that some unknown “presence” is there in Dulce.

What that is, I do not know and I do not claim to know.

Dulce, New Mexico may not only be about an alleged physical underground alien base.

Could it be about the role of such promulgated “beliefs”   (that of the existence of an underground U.S./Alien base under the Archuleta Mesa or Mount Archuleta)  held by some in that community?

Could such collective “beliefs” create another level of “reality” somewhere in time and space?

And could those “beliefs” be manipulated further by an unknown, dark force?

Is there an alternatereality” lurking and interacting with the human psyche behind the beautiful  physical facade of Dulce and its surroundings?

Are “paraphysical” activities really going on in the Dulce area?


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







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My skeptical opinion about UFOs……by Tim Printy


by Tim Printy:


“I think that it is much more likely that the reports of flying saucers are the result of the known irrational characteristics of terrestrial intelligence rather than the unknown rational efforts of extraterrestrial intelligence.” – – Dr. Richard Feynman

UFO stands for Unidentified Flying Object.

Note the word UNIDENTIFIED.

The individual making the report affixes the label of Unidentified to the object.

My opinion on UFOs is that they do exist as UNIDENTIFIED OBJECTS in the mind of the observer.

In a great many cases they turn out to be normal objects/astronomical events seen under unusual situations by excited observers.
In other cases, they are vivid imaginations or simple hoaxes.
Even the most hardened UFOlogist (one who studies the phenomena), who believes that there is something behind these reports, will admit that at least nine out of ten cases are misperceptions and hoaxes.

The values usually turn out to be more like 3-10% of the reports remaining unexplained. With such a small percentage of remaining cases, one has to wonder exactly what reports are actual observations of objects that are something beyond what we know about the world today.

For most UFOlogists, this means that the most likely source is spaceships from another world. This is a bold statement based on reports that are suspect with misidentification. This hypothesis, called the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis (ETH), is based on eliminating all possibilities for the source of the report. It is not based on any practical evidence that can be presented.

With over 30 years of amateur astronomy experience, I have yet to see anything I could not explain. I would love to see a genuine alien spaceship but have yet to see one. I have put in more observing time than most people who claim to have seen at least one genuine spacecraft! Am I not a good observer?

Do I miss UFOs because they don’t want to come near my location? Is it possible that I don’t see UFOs because I do not believe in them? I doubt these possibilities. Perhaps the more likely answer is that I do not see UFOs because they are nothing but misperceptions and misidentifications by inexperienced/excited observers. They could also be observations of rare phenomena not known to the observer. Clearly, there are many possible explanations and the least likely is that of little green men in spaceships.

However, there is a significant amount of the population who seriously believe that UFOs are actually alien spaceships. Why do they believe this? Probably because they are not very well informed, are selective on what they want to read/hear, or possess a strong desire to believe in something exotic/greater than themselves.

The media tends to sensationalize many events and rarely examines a story beyond the minimum required. They add fuel to the fire in order to keep the viewer/reader interested. After all, the headline “Man Bites Dog” sells a lot more newspapers/captures more viewers than the mundane report.

Despite over fifty years of “research”, UFO organizations have yet to provide us with any significant data that can backup the claim that UFOs are caused by aliens piloting spaceships. Many of their “investigations” are often suspect and tell only one portion of the story.

These investigators will omit/ignore facts that indicate the source of the report was something more mundane. While the gullible media and public swallow “The saucers are coming” headline, it always seems like there is a more reasonable explanation.

This web page ( provides links to some of my opinions on UFOs and UFOlogy as well as some landmark UFO cases that I have examined. My desire is to provide information and a point of view that is often ignored or omitted at most UFO web sites. Feel free to contact me with any information or feedback you desire via email at



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Dulce, New Mexico is not about aliens – – it’s about humans and a lingering problem that has been kept from the public


(Above – – explosion from Project Gasbuggy, conducted on December 10, 1967, 22 miles from Dulce)

(Project Gasbuggy, conducted on December 10, 1967, 22 miles from Dulce)

Underground nuclear explosion near Dulce, New Mexico in 1967:

Although this 1967 experiment was intended to ease the flow of natural gas in the surrounding areas, the after-effect of this test was not all positive:
Radiation slowly began to leak in the surrounding areas.

Dulce, New Mexico is not about aliens.
It is about humans and the lingering health problems that have been kept from the public.

There is no credible evidence whatsoever of the existence of a physical Dulce underground base in New Mexico.

(Moreover, as far as UFOs are concerned, it is my personal belief that while the UFO phenomenon itself may be real and is still unsolved, it does not seem to represent any conclusive evidence of any physical extraterrestrial visitations to our Earth, so far.)

No, Dulce is not about aliens.

It’s about a lingering human problem that has been hidden from the public unintentionally.
Hidden behind the veil of outlandish rumors about the so-called “alien” base, the reality of the matter is that Dulce is pre-eminently about the lingering health issues affecting the community, i.e., the ongoing effects of radiation that leaked out in the neighboring areas from the 1967 Project Gasbuggy that took place just about 22 miles southwest of Dulce.
This is the reason why the Dulce area has had a high rate of cancer and a high rate of infertility.
That is basically what Dulce, New Mexico is about, not about aliens.

Is it also likely that the government conducted tests on radiation by selectively choosing particular cows in the Dulce area, beginning in the mid 1970s?
Did this type of research involve analyses of certain organs and tissues and did it also involve clandestine operations utilizing unmarked helicopters?

We just don’t know.

There is no conclusive evidence for it.

But the health-related issue must come out in the open.

Here is a powerful testimony from a member of the Jicarilla Apache Nation:

(name withheld):

I am a member of The Jicarilla Apache Nation.
My father passed from a brain tumor in 06.
My Mother was just diagnosed on 1-13-17 with a brain tumor.
I honestly believe there are no coincidences here.
The radiation lingering effects are making my people sick with cancer.
I myself can’t have any children.
Please help.
I have contacted several attorney’s who are Native American and specialize in Federal Indian Law.
No replies yet.”

Here is another testimony:

“I also grew up in Dulce.  Lived there for 33 years.  I was recently diagnosed with CLE Lupus and a small frontal lobe brain tumor.  Ironically, two of my neighbors were also recently diagnosed with lupus.  Two other close close neighbors have also been diagnosed with cancer.” – – Melody Gomez

Although not directly related to Project Gasbuggy, here is a significant report about Native Americans still suffering from after-effects of radiation:


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Nick Redfern’s excellent advice…..”don’t let UFOs rule your life”


by Nick Redfern, MYSTERIOUS UNIVERSE – – July 8, 2016

Nick Refern, in my opinion, is one of the most prolific, highly respected authorities on the FORTEANA topic today. He definitely is the “John A. Keel” of contemporary Ufology and related topics.


“Time and again I tell people that if you’re interested in UFOs, don’t let the subject rule and dictate your life.

The same goes for every other aspect of Forteana, too, whether it’s Bigfoot, ghost-hunting, lake-monsters, etc, etc.

I don’t know why I bother though.

They seldom listen.

But, they should.

As someone who has been in the UFO subject for more than a few years, I have seen plenty of what I call ufological screw-ups of the personal kind.

By that, I mean people who – step by step and bit by bit – go down a pathway that ultimately takes them far away from reality and into a world of downright unreality.

And that realm of unreality is rarely, if ever, a positive one.

The tragic thing, however, is that I have met a significant number of people in Forteana for whom the concept of a social life is as alien as…an alien.

I specifically don’t say that as a criticism.

Rather, I say it as nothing less than a dark and dire warning – and particularly so to those who are new to the subject.

Have you ever seen someone who enters the field of Ufology, and who gradually (or sometimes quickly) gets “taken over” and dragged down by the subject?

I have.

It’s not a pretty sight.

Hence the subject and the warning aspect of this article.



To me, a good example of what Refern is referring to, (i.e., folks suffering from delusion, a form of mental illness), is exemplified by one such individual:



There are tens of thousands of folks who have to rely on Social Security Supplementary Security Income (SSI), for various legitimate reasons, including those with mental illnesses or those who have become mentally ill.

It’s a sad situation. But it’s the reality.

Phil Schneider was one of them.


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The end of UFOs……why did America lose its fascination with UFOs?

courtesy of Joe Baran

(illustration, courtesy of Joe Baran)

by Mark Jacobsen, NEW YORK Magazine – – August 9, 2014:


As the news of the day pulsed along the once seemingly unthinkable pathways of the information industry — boots on the ground in Gaza, slide show updates on Mila Kunis’s pregnancy — adherents of an earlier future gathered at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. The occasion was the annual conference of the Mutual Unidentified Flying Objects Network, which, in accordance with this year’s theme, “UFOs and the Media,” was focused not on the ephemera of the news cycle but rather on the eternalities of what several in attendance called “the biggest single story in history,” i.e., the existence of extraterrestrial life on Earth and the cover-up of that presence by the United States government, the corporate structure, and their oblivious and/or sold-out lackeys in the mainstream press.

While this year’s symposium attracted a reported 400 people, this was a far cry from the thousands who attended the MUFON conference in the late 1970s, after CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND introduced extraterrestrials to the mainstream moviegoer.

That was at a time when a lot of people actually believed that these mysterious things from the sky represented the biggest single thing in history. Since then, despite the recent astronomical findings of the so-called “Goldilocks zone” that postulates sentient life is possible throughout the galaxy, ufology has apparently lost its grip on the public imagination, and has been demoted to a neo-cult status.

For the populace at large space is no longer the place. Not that this mattered to those gathered at Cherry Hill. Used to marginalization, they were resolved to keep watching the skies.

The tone was set by keynote speaker George Knapp, an Emmy-winning reporter for KLAS-TV in Las Vegas, perhaps the best known above-ground correspondent on the ET beat, if you don’t count people like C.J. Jung, who late in life developed a deep interest in what is called “the phenomena.”

A debonair raconteur, Knapp spoke of the ridicule he’d received from his MSM colleagues. “I’ll always be the UFO guy,” Knapp related with wry j’accuse, recalling how after doing a story about alleged alien medical procedures, he found himself labeled “the Grand Mullah in the Church of Cosmic Proctology.” The point wasn’t whether UFOs were “real” or a mass hallucination. The news was that people kept seeing them. Yet, according to the gatekeepers of supposed reality, Knapp said, “you, me, and everyone in this room are just a bunch of nuts.”

This was fun, especially when Knapp began talking about Area 51, “the world’s best known top secret base.” In 1989, Knapp broke the story of Robert Lazar, a then 30-year-old scientist who claimed to have worked the remote military facility in the Nevada desert. Lazar’s epic account of how the US armed forces were “reverse engineering” alien technology from crashed and captured flying saucers has become a cornerstone of the late stage UFO narrative. As soon as Lazar opened his mouth, “the meme was on the loose,” Knapp said, resulting in many books, movies, and Area 51-inspired product campaigns accompanied by theme music from the X-Files.
In the context of today’s ever-narrowing attention span, there was only one drawback to this 25-year-old story: It was 25 years old.

Not that the old was out of place in this crowd. MUFON has been around for 45 years and the average age of those who ponied up $239 for the conference was way past that. Many of the presenters, most of them long-established figures on the scene (Stanton Friedman, the 79-year-old widely acknowledged dean of the field, had to cancel owing to a mild heart attack) were equally venerable, as were most of the subjects they discussed. Much talk focused on the genre’s greatest hits: the Betty and Barney Hill abduction account (1961), the Lonnie Zamora/Socorro, New Mexico sighting (1973), the Rendlesham Forest incident in the U.K. (1980), and, of course, Roswell, circa 1947.

As noted, it wasn’t always this way. In another post-A bomb time ufology seemed a wholly appropriate response to a newer, bigger, and far more frightening world. Long before the appearance of Ezekiel’s wheel, people knew something was up there, and now that we’d fired off this nuclear bottle rocket capable of killing millions, the watchers had come in for a closer look.

Suddenly palpable millennialism gave impetus to a number of so-called “ufo religions” ranging from the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s talk of the liberating “mother plane” to ex-sci-fi writer L. Ron Hubbard’s Scientology. It also enabled a breed of typically American loner “independent researchers.” These were the free-thinking, often highly competitive (later highly paranoid) individuals who drove their vehicles into the middle of the desert, looked up into the vast firmament decided that, for better or worse, there had to be another world beyond this one. The fact that the UFO issue represented the first time a large segment of population felt the then-trusted government was withholding the truth from the public only whetted the frisson of the hunt.

It is true that very little beyond a shadow of a doubt forensic proof of alien presence has come to light over the years, but there are a number of subsidiary reasons for the seeming twilight of the UFO moment. With voracious proliferation of vampires, New World Order conspiracies, and the unprecedented rise of evangelical Christianity, the simple flying disc from far, far away has become a quaint, almost nostalgic specter.

The saucer may have been the post-war generation’s signifier of the strange, but even versions of the unknown outlive their usefulness. The end of the era may have commenced with William Gibson’s Neuromancer, which located the drama of the unknown inside the claustrophobic cyberspace accessible to the common keyboardist. Instead of the far-flung wonder to the universe, much of what falls under the rubric of contemporary ufology has become deeply interiorized, resigned to the viscous psych-sexual abduction phenomena described and popularized by people like Budd Hopkins, Whitley Strieber, and John Mack. It is a narrative that bothers many “hard science” ufologists. “I’m trying to evaluate these sightings,” said Tom Deuley, a no nonsense retired Naval officer, former NSA employee and a leading MUFON investigator for 37 years. “When you bring in crop circles, time-traveling and abductions, these things are hard to quantify.”

It made you wonder where, short of a landing on the White House lawn, ufology could possibly go from here. Case in point was the presentation of Steven Bassett, this year’s winner of the “Excellence in Ufology” award (MUFON executive director Jan Harzan called it “the biggie’). The first registered Washington lobbyist advocating the position that humanity is not alone in the universe, Bassett organized last year’s “Citizen’s Hearing” which enlisted several ex-congress people including former Alaska Governor Mike Gravel to hear testimony on what is now being called “exopolitics” so as to avoid being saddled by the ufology brand.

People like astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who walked on the moon, made the case for extraterrestrial visitation. The hope is that the mock hearings would lead to the real thing, which, Bassett was certain would “blow the lid off the Truth Embargo on the alien question that has existed since Roswell.”

After his presentation, I spoke with Bassett, an ardent former business consultant in his middle 60s who described the Disclosure quest as “my life, now.” Victory was inevitable, he thought, saying, “the Catholic Church’s attempt to suppress the Copernican revolution was a doomed enterprise. Now we’re talking about something far more profound than that … when the government tries to contain the reality of the galaxy, that is a task that is Herculean and ultimately can not succeed.” Once the alien presence was acknowledged, humanity would take a meaningful step into “maturity,” Bassett contended.

There was a manic, almost desperate optimism to Bassett’s Disclosure dream that had to be respected. Yet, many conference attendees had their doubts about the program. Bassett had just finished telling me that the Roswell crash probably resulted from the mid-air collision of two alien craft in a thunder storm. This happened, he said, because these were relatively primitive ships. Bassett said he “liked” this explanation. Other people did too. But what happened when the no-doubt heavily redacted “truth” came out and said something different? Wasn’t much of ufology about speculation, peering into the abyss? Besides, several said, what made Bassett so certain the government could end “the Truth Embargo” even if they wanted to? Perhaps the aliens, more powerful and smarter than our lowly bunch, did not want to be Disclosed. Maybe they liked things just the way they are, skulking around the shadowy mythland of the subconscious they’ve inhabited all these eons. Offering a smile, Bassett said. “Well, I guess you’ll just have to ask them about that.”

None of this, however, was a reason to close the books on flying saucers. This would be impossible, since if you happened to have laid eyes on something you sincerely believed to be a UFO, it tends to stick. I will never be free of that cold winter’s night in 1989 when, along with my wife, I saw a saucer-shaped object fly down the East River and soar beneath the Brooklyn Bridge. The way the craft seemed to coquettishly blink its lights as if to say, “even here, I appear, and then disappear” told me, that against all rationality, this particular interface with the ineffable was meant for me.

These are the things you talk about with people like H. Dyke N. Spear at UFO conferences. As George Knapp said, the subject matter does “tend to attract those whose elevator does not got all the way to top,” but you’ll never see Dyke Spear in a tinfoil hat. Past 80, he remained a man of the world, still practicing divorce law in West Hartford, Connecticut. Once he represented the famous featherweight boxing champion Willie Pep. “It was like Willie’s fifth divorce,” Spear related. “He said, relax, this is an easy case. Just give her five rooms of furniture and a fur coat. That’s what they always get.” Asked whether he took any abuse from friends and family about attending UFO conferences, Dyke laughed. “What are they going to tell me, I don’t know what I know?”

Fernando Garces-Soto, a wry, 60-ish Colombian-born music producer from Miami and fellow witness, was taking it more personally. “I’m spending a $1,000 to come to this. That’s a lot of money for the same old stories. This rehash, and more rehash. Probably next year I’ll spend another $1,000. What choice do I have?” Fernando exclaimed, finding the existential humor of the situation. “I’m obsessed,” he sighed. “I’m all messed up.”


(I had the pleasure of meeting Mark Jacobson in early 2014 when he came to visit me in Rio Rancho, New Mexico)

As far as I am concerned (and probably as far as the vast majority of the mainstream is concerned) the only evidence ultimately acceptable would be the revelation of their actual physical spacecraft, along with the revelation of its occupants in front of the global press, the global scientific community and the public-at-large at a globally recognized and viewable venue (such as in the lawn of the White House, or in Central Park or any publicly recognized venue), along with the total live global TV simulcast coverage of the revelation…….so far this hasn’t happened yet.

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The fiery crash of TWA 800 in 1996…..questions still linger


by Maureen Callahan, NEW YORK POST – – – July 4, 2016:


On Wednesday, July 17, 1996, at 8:19 p.m., TWA Flight 800 took off from JFK airport and headed out over Long Island toward Paris. It was a perfect summer night, 70 degrees, the sky clear.
Twelve minutes later, TWA 800 exploded mid-air, killing all 230 people on board. The crash was close enough to the coast that plane wreckage washed up on Suffolk County beaches for weeks.

“There was a wall of flame 30 feet high,” Suffolk County police officer Vincent Termine, who witnessed the explosion, told the Independent in 1997. He said it looked like the ocean was on fire.

Termine headed out to sea with rescue crews immediately. “We tried to get close to a piece of burning wreckage at the beginning,” he said. “I remember operating the boat between flames. But we couldn’t get close enough. The smoke was making us sick. One of the guys had to throw up over the side.”

Twenty years later, the crash of TWA 800 remains a subject of horror and fascination: For many New Yorkers, especially Long Islanders, the plane’s sudden, complete explosion remains a traumatic event. It was just five years before 9/11, and there was already a growing anxiety about terror attacks on the US homeland.

Perhaps for that reason, conspiracy theorists still insist that TWA 800 was brought down, deliberately or accidentally, potentially by the US military — despite a four-year-long investigation, the most expensive in aviation history, which found that a short circuit in the plane’s center wing fuel tank caused the crash.

In his new book “TWA 800: The Crash, the Cover-Up, and the Conspiracy” (Regnery), author Jack Cashill maintains that the plane was brought down by external forces and that the government has engaged in a decades-long cover-up.

While Cashill rehashes old conspiracy theories — a US Navy ship, which was in fact in the area, conducted a wartime exercise gone awry, or a terrorist on the ground used a shoulder-mounted surface-to-air missile, or a small plane collided with the 747, or a terrorist smuggled a bomb on board — it’s telling that, 20 years later, these theories still find traction.

Multiple factors contribute. Never before had a 747 been brought down by such a malfunction. It was a time of high anxiety: In the summer of 1996, Ramzi Yousef stood trial in lower Manhattan for the first World Trade Center bombing. The Oklahoma City bombing, which killed 168 people, 19 of them children, took place the year before. The Olympics were days away in Atlanta, and that city was on alert for terrorist attacks.
It was also a presidential election year, and theorists believed the Clinton administration had cause to engage in a cover-up. The internet was in its infancy, and this mystery became one of the first stories to go viral.

On Nov. 8, 1996, Jim Kallstrom, then-FBI assistant director, was forced to hold a press conference denouncing the mushrooming conspiracy theory that the US government was involved.

“What we can say is that the United States military did not shoot a missile at this airplane,” said Kallstrom, who lost a close friend in the crash. “The United States military did not shoot anything. Nothing, nothing like that has taken place, would take place, would ever take place under any circumstances.”

In 2013, a group calling itself the TWA 800 Project, composed of some surviving family members as well as skeptics, petitioned the National Transportation Safety Board for a new investigation. They insisted that “ a detonation or a high-velocity explosion” caused the crash.

One year later, the NTSB denied the request.

“Before responding to the petition, NTSB staff met with the petitioners’ representatives and listened to an eyewitness who described what he saw on the night of the accident,” the board posted on its official site. “After a thorough review of all the information provided by the petitioners, the NTSB denied the petition in its entirety because the evidence and analysis presented did not show the original findings were incorrect.”

Author Cashill doesn’t offer a definitive alternate cause, but the strongest portion of his book are reprints of multiple witness statements, taken by the FBI and CIA in the immediate aftermath. Over 700 of these have since been made public; in them, 258 witnesses told investigators they’d seen a streak of white light approaching the aircraft before the explosion. A few witnesses used the word “rocket” or “missile” in describing what they saw.

These vivid, first-hand accounts remain in stark contrast to the final report — and at the time, every possibility was investigated. The government rented a 747 to recreate the flight. They placed a bomb in another and blew that up. They launched missiles to determine if eyewitnesses could spot them — they did.

Years later, Leon Panetta, Bill Clinton’s chief of staff at the time, said that terrorism was initially their main suspicion.
“The investigation was looking at almost every possibility, including state actors, because we’d known that Libya had been involved with regards to bringing down the airliner over Scotland [Pam Am Flight 103],” Panetta told CNN in 2014. “We were looking at Iraq and Saddam Hussein. We were looking at, you know, the possibility of even Iran might have played a role in this.”

These initial possible scenarios, when added to the real-time eyewitness accounts taken by the FBI and CIA, are likely why TWA 800 conspiracy theories linger.
Witness 364 , who had once served as the crew chief of a Marine Corps helicopter squadron, was sitting on the dock of the Bellport Yacht Club with a female friend. Looking to the southeast, he “noticed an object rising vertically.”

It had a red glow and took about thirty seconds to reach its zenith, then arced downwards for ten seconds, and sped off on a flat, horizontal course for about fifteen seconds. The witness then saw a small red explosion, followed by a “tremendous” bright white second explosion, which evolved into an orange-yellow ball that fell in two pieces to the sea.

“He realized he had seen two different things,” reported the FBI, “namely the rising ‘object,’ and the subsequent explosions.”

After learning of TWA 800’s destruction, “He came to the personal conclusion that what he had seen was a missile hitting the airplane.”

Witnesses 385 and 386, a couple with their young children, were boating in the Moriches Inlet. They told the FBI that a bright orange-red glow “seemed like it came off the horizon and rose slowly, weaving as it continued upward.”

It traveled diagonally at a seventy-degree angle going in a westerly direction and left a white smoke trail in its wake. It then disappeared, and a “large oval ball of fire” appeared just above where the object was last sighted. The two heard no sound as they watched as “the ball of fire came straight down,” breaking eventually into two pieces.

Witness 491 was fishing with some buddies off a dock in Center Moriches when he “observed a red light moving up into the air.” It was moving in an “irregular type arc” in a southeasterly direction.

He followed this “red flare” for an estimated thirty seconds and felt it “was trying to follow something.” The flare then suddenly “turned into a huge ball of flame and fell in two pieces.”

— Witness statements as excerpted from “TWA 800: The Crash, the Cover-Up and the Conspiracy” by Jack Cashill., out July 5.



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