Should Richard C. Doty, self-claimed government UFO disinformant, be tried for “domestic terrorism”? – – It will never happen

“I do not have anything to do with UFO research or investigations.  I attempted to perform certain duties which would enable our team to trap possible foreign agents working against the interest of the United States.  My supervisors, however, saw my actions as being unauthorized.  Therefore, I was asked to leave AFOSI, which I did voluntarily” – – Richard C. Doty

The UFO community has been familiar with Richard C. Doty, self-proclaimed “disinformation agent” who used to work as an AFOSI officer in Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Doty now goes by the name of Rick Doty on Facebook:

Richard C. Doty allegedly fed a lot of misinformation to Bennewitz which eventually caused Bennewitz’s mental deterioration and paranoia, to the point of hospitalization.  Doty’s claim was that he was part of the governmental ploy to detract attention away from Bennewitz’s interest in pursuing military research projects such as Project Starfire within the Kirtland Air Force Base.  Of course, it ended up with Bennewitz’s misinterpretation of what he witnessed there.

The same goes for William L. Moore.  It seems to me that both William L. Moore and Richard C. Doty, together, or if not, individually, fed disinformation to Paul Bennewitz allegedly under the delegated authority from the CIA or NSA.

But this may simply be just their grandiose claims that they were officially assigned this task by these governmental agencies.

However, it is difficult to obtain any documented governmental evidence that they were officially part of that assignment.

It is quite possible that they did all that primarily on their own, and not officially sanctioned by governmental agencies.

Paul Bennewitz passed away in 2003.

Bennewitz’s sons today operate the business  (Thunder Scientific Corporation, located right next to the main gate of Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque)  but refuse to talk about their late father, since they are still doing business with the Air Force.

In his excellent book, “DULCE BASE: The Truth And Evidence From The Case Files of Gabe Valdez”, Greg Valdez, middle son of the late Gabe Valdez  (New Mexico State Patrol Officer in charge of Dulce, New Mexico for many years)  brings out some significant points:

He writes:

“The transfers of Maj. Earnest Edwards  (Kirtland Security Police)  and Richard C. Doty  (of AFOSI)  to Germany coincided with the involvement of Senator Peter Domenici in the mystery.

As his office began inquiries into the activities in Dulce to the Air Force, Richard C. Doty and Maj. Earnest Edwards ended up in Germany.

It was also at this time that Doty ‘retired’  from the Air Force, and it appears from other evidence that he was forced out of the Air Force.

Senator Domenici was very influential with the Los Alamos and Sandia Laboratories, and his inquiries were more than likely what ended Richard C. Doty’s Air Force career.

What is also important to remember is that the NSA  (as well as CIA)  never obtains search warrants to place listening devices in homes.

Under the guise of ‘National Security’, they placed these warrantless bugs in Gabe Valdez’s and Manuel Gomez’s homes in Dulce, New Mexico.

That type of covert activity is usually conducted by the NSA or CIA, and usually outside the general working proceedings of the AFOSI.

It’s also something the CIA typically gets involved in, especially if the mystery aircraft  (that allegedly crashed on Mount Archuleta, northwest of Dulce, New Mexico in 1983)  was a CIA aircraft”.

I am just simply quoting from Greg Valdez’s book.

For a while, Richard C. Doty worked as a State policeman in the small community of Grants, New Mexico.

However, he is no longer associated with New Mexico State Patrol.

The problem with Richard C. Doty is that he was  (and still is) spewing out UFO nonsense even after he became a State policeman, and even after he left.

Recently he appeared in a documentary title “MIRAGE MEN“.

It seems to me that this documentary was nothing but double-talk by Doty.

It seems to me that Richard C. Doty  (with zero credibility)  conveniently claims he promoted the UFO mythology basically as a cover for secret aviation technologies developed during the Cold War.

Yet he himself seems to be a firm believer in some of the very same UFO mythologies he claims he promoted, such as his claims that humans were genetically manipulated by extraterrestrials!!

The bottom line to all this is the question:

Was Richard C. Doty, while under the employ of AFOSI, fully responsible for ruining the life of Albuquerque businessman, Paul Bennewitz?

I am not saying that he was.  I am simply asking this question.

Of course, if he was, then some day soon Richard C. Doty will have to pay for what he has done!!

Here is a comment from R. Edmund Gomez, one of the sons of Manuel Gomez, proprietor of formerly the largest cattle ranch in Dulce, New Mexico:

“Based on his stated intentions, law abiding U.S. citizens were treated as “possible foreign agents” for defending their family and property.  Was breaking into civilian homes and stealing pictures and documents, planting electronic listening devices, making threatening telephone calls and, overall, violating basic U.S. civil rights part of his M.O.?  If so, he is a domestic terrorist, a criminal and coward and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law!  Oh, by the way, he was commissioned a New Mexico State Police officer after being terminated from the U.S. armed forces for performing his atrocities.  God help us”.

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As I mentioned, Doty now goes by the name of Rick Doty on Facebook:

How UFO reports change with the technology of the times

Fears of Zeppelins, rockets and drones have replaced the “celestial wonders” of ancient times.

by Greg Eghigian, SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE, February 1, 2018 –


In 1896, newspapers throughout the United States began reporting accounts of mysterious airships flying overhead.  Descriptions varied, but witnesses frequently invoked the century’s great technological achievements.  Some sources reported dirigibles powered by steam engines.  Others saw motorized, winged crafts with screw propellers.  Many recalled a flying machine equipped with a powerful searchlight.

As technologies of flight evolve, so do the descriptions of unidentified flying objects.  The pattern has held in the 21st century as sightings of drone-like objects are reported, drawing concern from military and intelligence officials about possible security threats.

While puzzling over the appearance of curious things overhead may be a constant, how we have done so has changed over time, as the people doing the puzzling change.  In every instance of reporting UFOs, observers have called on their personal experiences and prevailing knowledge of world events to make sense of these nebulous apparitions.  In other words, affairs here on earth have consistently colored our perceptions of what is going on over our heads.

Reports of weird, wondrous, and worrying objects in the skies date to ancient times.  Well into the 17th century, marvels such as comets and meteors were viewed through the prism of religion—as portents from the gods and, as such, interpreted as holy communications.

By the 19th century, however, “celestial wonders” had lost most of their miraculous aura.  Instead, the age of industrialization transferred its awe onto products of human ingenuity.  The steamboat, the locomotive, photography, telegraphy, and the ocean liner were all hailed as “modern wonders” by news outlets and advertisers.  All instilled a widespread sense of progress—and opened the door to speculation about whether objects in the sky signaled more changes.

Yet nothing fueled the imagination more than the possibility of human flight.  In the giddy atmosphere of the 19th century, the prospect of someone soon achieving it inspired newspapers to report on tinkerers and entrepreneurs boasting of their supposed successes.

The wave of mysterious airship sightings that began in 1896 did not trigger widespread fear.  The accepted explanation for these aircraft was terrestrial and quaint: Some ingenious eccentric had built a device and was testing its capabilities.

But during the first two decades of the 20th century, things changed.  As European powers expanded their militaries and nationalist movements sparked unrest, the likelihood of war prompted anxiety about invasion.  The world saw Germany—home of the newly developed Zeppelin—as the likeliest aggressor.  Military strategists, politicians, and newspapers in Great Britain warned of imminent attack by Zeppelins.

The result was a series of phantom Zeppelin sightings by panicked citizens throughout the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand in 1909, then again in 1912 and 1913.  When war broke out in August 1914, it sparked a new, more intense wave of sightings.  Wartime reports also came in from Canada, South Africa, and the United States.  In England, rumors that German spies had established secret Zeppelin hangars on British soil led vigilantes to scour the countryside.

In the age of aviation, war and fear of war have consistently fueled reports of unidentified flying objects.  A year after Nazi Germany’s surrender, Sweden was beset by at least a thousand accounts of peculiar, fast-moving objects in the sky.  Starting in May 1946, residents described seeing missile- or rocket-like objects in flight, which were dubbed “ghost rockets” because of their fleeting nature.  Rockets peppering Swedish skies was well within the realm of possibility—in 1943 and 1944, a number of V-1 and V-2 rockets launched from Germany had inadvertently crashed in the country.

At first, intelligence officials in Scandinavia, Britain, and the United States took the threat of ghost rockets seriously, suspecting that the Soviets might be experimenting with German rockets they had captured. By the autumn of 1946, however, they had concluded it was a case of postwar mass hysteria.

The following summer, a private pilot by the name of Kenneth Arnold claimed to have seen nine flat objects flying in close formation near Mt. Rainier.  Looking back on the event years later, Arnold noted, “What startled me most at this point was the fact that I could not find any tails on them.  I felt sure that, being jets, they had tails, but figured they must be camouflaged in some way so that my eyesight could not perceive them.  I knew the Air Force was very artful in the knowledge and use of camouflage.”

Given the name “flying saucers” by an Associated Press correspondent, they quickly appeared throughout the United States.  Over the following two weeks, newspapers covered hundreds of sightings.

News of these reports circled the globe.  Soon, sightings occurred in Europe and South America.  In the wake of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, atomic bomb tests, and tensions between the United States and the USSR, speculation ran rampant.

Finding themselves on the front line of the Cold War, Germans on both sides of the Iron Curtain considered the United States the most likely culprit.  West Germans thought the discs were experimental missiles or military aircraft, while Germans in the communist Eastern bloc considered it more likely that the whole thing was a hoax devised by the American defense industry to whip up support for a bloated budget.

Others had more elaborate theories.  In 1950, former U.S. Marine Air Corps Major Donald Keyhoe published an article and book titled THE FLYING SAUCERS ARE REAL, in which he contended that aliens from another planet were behind the appearance of the UFOs.  Based on information from his informants, Keyhoe contended that government authorities were aware of this, but wished to keep the matter a secret for fear of inciting a general panic.

Such a claim about UFOs was new.  To be sure, at the turn of the century during the phantom airship waves, some had speculated that the vessels spotted might be from another planet.  Already at that time, people were deeply interested in reports of prominent astronomers observing artificial “canals” and structures on Mars.  Evidence of Martian civilizations made it seem conceivable that our interplanetary neighbors had finally decided to pay us a visit.  Still, relatively few bought into this line of reasoning.

But by going further, Major Keyhoe struck a chord in a timely fashion.  In the aftermath of World War II and over the course of the 1950s, it seemed that science and engineering were making remarkable strides.  In particular, the development of guided rockets and missiles, jet airplanes, atomic and hydrogen bombs, nuclear energy, and satellites signaled to many that there were no limits—not even earth’s atmosphere—to technological progress.  And if our planet were on the verge of conquering space, it would hardly be a stretch to imagine that more advanced civilizations elsewhere were capable of even greater feats.

But all this raised a question.  Why were the extraterrestrials visiting us now?

Keyhoe believed that aliens had been keeping us under observation for a long time.  Witnessing the recent explosions of atomic weapons, they had decided the inhabitants of planet Earth had finally reached an advanced enough stage to be scrutinized more closely.  Still, there was no reason for alarm. “We have survived the stunning impact of the Atomic Age,” Keyhoe concluded.  “We should be able to take the Interplanetary Age, when it comes, without hysteria.”

The flying saucer era had begun.  Not everyone would remain as sanguine as Keyhoe.  As concerns over global nuclear annihilation and environmental catastrophe grew during the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, claims about UFOs took on ever more ominous tones.

Times changed.  And so, again, did the UFO phenomenon.




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The day when New Mexico skies became purely magical !! – – February 10, 2018

(CLICK TO ENLARGE ABOVE PHOTO – – amazing photo taken by Cindy Romero on Febuary 10, 2018 in Albuquerque……….also CLICK EACH OF THE PHOTOS BELOW FOR ENLARGEMENT)

February 10, 2018 was the day when something magical happened to the skies of New Mexico, especially over Albuquerque and Rio Rancho.

It happened around sundown.

Thousands of residents of both Albuquerque and Rio Rancho saw the sky turn into an amazing sight.

Many many folks took hundreds of photos of this phenomenon of stunningly beautiful and magical cloud formations in the sky.

CLICK TO ENLARGE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING PHOTOS taken by some of the residents of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho on that memorable day – – February 10, 2018.

Here is one more stunning photo taken by Cindy Romero in Albuquerque:

Here is one that I took the very same day in Rio Rancho, around the same time:

And another one that I took minutes apart in Rio Rancho:

Here is one taken by Zinas Maxilom at Montano and Golf Course Rd. in Albuquerque’s west side:

Here is one taken by Rick Langlada, around the same time:

Here is one taken by Bill Sap, from the Sandia foothills, at the same time:

Here is one taken by Sofia Maestas, from the west side looking towards the east:

Here is the one taken by Jake Werth in Albuquerque, the very same day, around the same time:

Another one by Jake Werth:

And one taken by Catherine Anne Synder:

Here is one taken by Sarita Petersen:

Here are two great snapshots taken by Ernie Miranda:

Here is one taken by Tod A. Wilson, during his visit to Albuquerque:

He also put this beautifully in his short video clip:

Here is one taken by Donna Boyle Norris around the same time:

Here is the one taken by Paula Bennett, the very same day in Placitas – around the same time:

Here is the one taken by Ivan Gallegos in Albuquerque the very same day, around the same time:

And another one by Ivan Gallegos of Albuquerque while driving through the city, few minutes earlier  (also see his amazing video footage at the bottom):

And here is the stunning video taken by Ivan Gallegos (mentioned above) from inside his car:



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