The hidden sand dunes area of Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Everybody knows about the great sand dunes of White Sands in New Mexico.

Most people know that White Sands is located far south of Albuquerque  (about 240 miles south),  roughly a four-hour drive from the city.

But not many folks are familiar with the hidden sand dunes located right here in Albuquerque.

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Unlike White Sands, Albuquerque’s sand dunes  (also known as West Mesa Sand Dunes)  are not white (gypsum sand).

Of course Albuquerque’s sand dunes area is incomparably much, much smaller but, nevertheless, quite impressive.

They are made of natural, wind-blown sand.

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(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – — photo by yours truly, taken on January 7, 2021)

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I have visited this amazing area at least 5 times in the last couple of years.   Whenever I went there I did not see a single soul anywhere there, nor have I seen any off-road bikers there.   Of course, it’s probably because I go there only on weekdays, not on weekends.   So, I recommend everyone to go there on weekdays.

How to get there:

From Albuquerque, drive west on Central Ave., passing Unser Blvd.

Keep driving west on Central Ave. for several miles. 

Make a left at the sign that says Metropolitan Detention Center. 

Keep on driving towards the Metropolitan Detention Center.   This is a paved road.

When you get to the entrance of the Center, do not go into the Center, but take the gravel road which is parallel to the Center.   This gravel road appears to be a public, county road, not a private road.

Then make a right at the next dirt road and drive alongside the fence of the Center.  You will soon see the sand dunes.


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My favorite sand dunes of Albuquerque, New Mexico




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Weather officer Irving Newton clarifies the Roswell incident of 1947 – – it had nothing to do with aliens

(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – – U.S. Air Force WX officer – weather officer – Irving Newton in General Ramey’s office, just prior to General Ramey’s press conference on July 8, 1947)


Reported by Norio Hayakawa, December 19, 2020:

In 1994, Irving Newton told investigators:

“I remember Major Marcel chased me all around that room…..He kept saying things like ‘Look how tough that metal is….look at the strange markings on it’….While I was examining the debris, Marcel was picking up pieces of the radar target sticks and trying to convince me that some notations on the sticks were alien writings.  But I was adamant that it was a weather balloon with a RAWIN (radar) target.  I think he was embarrassed as crazy and he would like to do anything to make that turn into a flying saucer” – – from Mysteries, Myths, Mayhem and Money chapter of Gary Bates’ ALIEN INTRUSION.


Here is his statement, made on July 21, 1994:

I was asked to provide this statement, by Lt. Col. Joseph V. Rogan who advised me, he was assisting in an investigation at the behest of the Secretary of the Air Force, for the GAO, to look into facts concerning what has become to be known as “The Roswell Incident“.

As I recall it was July 1947, I was then a Warrant Officer with seven years service.  I was the only weather forecaster on duty in the Fort Worth base weather and flight service center.  The base weather covered only the base; the flight service center covered most of the southwest states.  I received a call from some one in General Ramey’s office who asked that I go to the General’s office.  I informed him that I was the only forecaster on duty and could not leave.  Several minutes later General Ramey Himself called and said “get your ass over here.  If you don’t have a car take the first one with a key”.

I was met at the General’s office by a Lt. Col. or Col. who told me that some one had found a flying saucer in New Mexico and they had it in the General’s Office.  And that a flight had been set up to send it to Wright Patterson AFB, OH., but the General suspicioned that it might be meteorological equipment or something of that nature and wanted it examined by qualified meteorological personnel.

The Col. and I walked into the General’s office where this supposed flying saucer was lying all over the floor.  As soon as I saw it, I giggled and asked if that was the flying saucer.  I was told it was.

Several people were in the room when I went in, among them, General Ramey, a couple of press people, a Major, I learned to be Major Marcel and some other folks.  Some introduced Major Marcel as the person who found this material.

I told them that this was a balloon and a RAWIN.  I believed this because I had seen many of these before.  They were normally launched by a special crew and followed by a ground radar unit.  They provided a higher altitude winds aloft.  We did not use them at Fort Worth.  However, I was familiar with them because we used them and their products on various projects in which I was involved.  These were used mostly on special projects and overseas.  The balloon was made out of a rubber type expandable material and when launched was about six to eight feet across.  When the balloons got to altitude they expanded to twenty feet or more.  The target was used for radar reflections and I believe each leg of the target was approximately 48 inches.  It resembled a child’s Jack (like a child’s ball and jacks set) with a metallic material between the legs.  The legs were made of material appearing to be like balsa wood kite sticks but much tougher.

While I was examining the debris, Major Marcel was picking up pieces of the target sticks and trying to convince me that some notations on the sticks were alien writings.  There were figures on the sticks lavender or pink in color, appeared to be weather faded markings with no rhyme or reason.  He did not convince me these were alien writings.

I was convinced at the time that this was a balloon with a RAWIN target and remain convinced.

I remember hearing the General tell someone to cancel the flight, the flight to Wright Patterson.

While in the office several pictures were taken of Major Marcel, General Ramey, myself and others.

I was dismissed and went to my office to resume my normal duties.

During the ensuing years I have been interviewed by many authors, I have been quoted and misquoted.  The facts remain as indicated above.  I was not influenced during the original interview, nor today, to provide anything but what I know to be true, that is, the material I saw in General Ramey’s office as the remains of a balloon and a RAWIN target.


Signed:  Irving Newton

Witnessed by:  [Signature illegible]

Subcribed and sworn before me, a person authorized by law to administer oaths, this 21st day of July 1994

Person Administering Oath:  Joseph V. Rogan (signature)

Unit taking statement:  AFOSI Detachment 409


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Roswell, 1947 – – creation of a modern myth – – how it all started



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American diplomats in Cuba, China and Russia may have been hit by high-power microwaves

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Edl Schamiloglu, ABC NET AUSTRALIA NEWS – – December 12, 2020:



A mystery ailment that has afflicted US embassy staff and CIA officers off and on over the last four years in Cuba, China, Russia and other countries appears to have been caused by high-power microwaves, according to a report released by the National Academies.

A committee of 19 experts in medicine and other fields concluded that directed, pulsed radiofrequency energy is the “most plausible mechanism” to explain the illness, dubbed “Havana syndrome”.

The report doesn’t clear up who targeted the embassies or why they were targeted.  But the technology behind the suspected weapons is well understood and dates back to the Cold War arms race between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.

What is the “Havana Syndrome”?

There have been unexplained brain injuries involving a dozen US officials who travelled to Cuba, China and Russia since 2016.

Their symptoms included headaches, nausea, bloody noses and mild brain injury.

Many reported hearing grating like noises, or sudden pressure and vibrations.

High-power microwave weapons are generally designed to disable electronic equipment.  But as the “Havana syndrome” reports show, these pulses of energy can harm people, as well.

Says Edl Schamiloglu of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque:

“As an electrical and computer engineer who designs and builds sources of high-power microwaves, I have spent decades studying the physics of these sources, including work with the US Department of Defense.

Directed energy microwave weapons convert energy from a power source — a wall plug in a lab or the engine on a military vehicle — into radiated electromagnetic energy and focus it on a target.  The directed high-power microwaves damage equipment, particularly electronics, without killing nearby people.

Two good examples are Boeing’s Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP), which is a high-power microwave source mounted in a missile, and Tactical High-power Operational Responder (THOR), which was recently developed by Albuquerque, New Mexico’s Air Force Research Laboratory to knock out swarms of drones.”

These types of directed energy microwave devices came on the scene in the late 1960s in the US and the Soviet Union. They were enabled by the development of pulsed power in the 1960s.

Pulsed power generates short electrical pulses that have very high electrical power, meaning both high voltage — up to a few megavolts — and large electrical currents — tens of kiloamps.  That’s more voltage than the highest-voltage long-distance power transmission lines, and about the amount of current in a lightning bolt.

Plasma physicists at the time realised that if you could generate, for example, a 1-megavolt electron beam with 10-kiloamp current, the result would be a beam power of 10 billion watts, or gigawatts.  Converting 10 per cent of that beam power into microwaves using standard microwave tube technology that dates back to the 1940s generates 1 gigawatt of microwaves.

Schamiloglu continues:

“The development of this technology led to a subset of the US-Soviet arms race — a microwave power derby.  When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, I and other American scientists gained access to Russian pulsed power accelerators, like the SINUS-6 that is still working in my lab (in Albuquerque, New Mexico).

I had a fruitful decade of collaboration with my Russian colleagues, which swiftly ended following Vladimir Putin‘s rise to power.

Today, research in high-power microwaves continues in the US and Russia but has exploded in China.  I have visited labs in Russia since 1991 and labs in China since 2006, and the investment being made by China dwarfs activity in the US and Russia.  Dozens of countries now have active high-power microwave research programs.”

Microwaves generated by these high-power microwave weapons don’t generate noticeable amounts of heat, let alone cause people to explode like baked potatoes in microwave ovens.

High power is important in these weapons because generating very high instantaneous power yields very high instantaneous electric fields, which scale as the square root of the power.  It is these high electric fields that can disrupt electronics, which is why the Department of Defense is interested in these devices.


The National Academies report links high-power microwaves to impacts on people through the Frey effect.

The human head acts as a receiving antenna for microwaves in the low gigahertz frequency range. Pulses of microwaves in these frequencies can cause people to hear sounds, which is one of the symptoms reported by the affected US personnel.

“Havana syndrome” sufferers have reported include headaches, nausea, hearing loss, lightheadedness and cognitive issues.

The report notes that electronic devices were not disrupted during the attacks, suggesting that the power levels needed for the Frey effect are lower than would be required for an attack on electronics. This would be consistent with a high-power microwave weapon located at some distance from the targets.

Power decreases dramatically with distance through the inverse square law, which means one of these devices could produce a power level at the target that would be too low to affect electronics but that could induce the Frey effect.

The Russians and the Chinese certainly possess the capabilities of fielding high-power microwave sources like the ones that appear to have been used in Cuba and China.

The truth of what actually happened to U.S. personnel in Cuba and China — and why — might remain a mystery, but the technology most likely involved comes from textbook physics, and the military powers of the world continue to develop and deploy it.

Edl Schamiloglu is a distinguished professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Associate Dean for Research and Innovation in the School of Engineering at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.




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Why the U.S. government and the military will never disclose the true nature of the UFO phenomenon

by Norio Hayakawa:

I am in total agreement with Col. John Alexander that there has never been any intentional cover-up of the UFO phenomenon by the United States government.

The U.S. government has never directly, officially or publicly admitted the existence of UFOs.

It was only towards the end of 2019 that some officials in the Pentagon indirectly suggested that more research into what it aptly described as UAP  (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena – – not “UFOs”)  may be a worthwhile endeavor.

It seems to me that there are those in the elitist sector of the government and the military who espouse the belief  (the belief that I personally also espouse)  that the UFO phenomenon “appears to be a paraphysical intrusion into our physical dimension by an unknown intelligence or unknown sentient extradimensional entities, paraphysically materializing themselves and presenting to the observers as a physical extraterrestrial phenomenon and visitation.”

They seem to be convinced that these entities with their craft seem to be able to achieve movements that defy our current laws of physics, and can temporarily affect our physical parameters, such as their ability to appear on our radar systems.

These elitist officials also seem to be convinced that the phenomenon is able to “materialize and de-materialize at will” and is even capable of “transmogrifying” itself into any shape or form  (as in the words of the late John A. Keel).

They also seem to be aware that the phenomenon does not seem to be able to survive in our physical dimension except for a few seconds or a few minutes at a time.

This is why, as stated in the beginning, there has never been any intentional cover-up of the UFO phenomenon by the U.S. government, even though the phenomenon itself seems to exist.

The government itself  (including the military)  has always been perplexed by this enigmatic and deceptive phenomenon, being unable to come up with any conclusions, mainly for the reason that this phenomenon in essence seems to be “paranormal”  (or better yet, paraphysical)  in nature.

It is therefore quite understandable that the government is incapable and unwilling to deal with this phenomenon and rightfully refuses to explain things of this nature, bordering on “religious” beliefs.

The military, however, seems to have taken advantage of such assumptions  (made by some in the government and the military that UFOs are extraterrestrial)  and continues to develop various weapons systems as a cogent reason to emulate such technologies emanating from the reported phenomenon, taking advantage of its psychological implications.

The bottom line here is that even though the UFO phenomenon seems to exist, it has not proven itself to be absolute, tangible evidence that we have been visited by actual physical extraterrestrial biological entities in any actual physical spacecraft of any kind.  The term “UFOs” is misleading since we still do not know if they are really objects or if they are actually flying as we understand flying to be  (as through the use of a propulsion system),  as often mentioned by Dr.  Jacques Vallee.

Some in the top echelon of the government  (and the military)  seem to believe that the UFO phenomenon may even be “demonic” in origin, a “diabolical” contraption perpetrated by deceptive paraphysical entities playing tricks with the human mind.  Quite a number of government and military officials who espouse this theory seem to exist especially among those with conservative, Evangelical Christian persuasions.

(The word “demonic” is a highly controversial word,  often misinterpreted in so many ways.  The meaning of this word used by Jacques Vallee or John A. Keel may not necessarily be exactly the same as when used by so-called Fundamentalist Christians.)


Here is a fascinating quote from Dr. Jacque Vallee:

“Human beings are under the control of a strange force that bends them in absurd ways, forcing them to play a role in a bizarre game of deception”.

By the way, a recent interview with Japer Hamill of Britain’s METRO revealed that:


“UFO investigations carried out by the Pentagon and British Ministry of Defence were hampered by the religious beliefs of senior staff, former employees have revealed.  Two men who worked on secret UFO programs on both sides of the Atlantic said their work received ‘pushback’ from high-ranking officials who feared fast-moving objects glimpsed in our skies were either ‘demonic’ or divine.

Luis Elizondo, who claimed to have headed up the US Defense Intelligence Agency’s secret Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), spoke out about his work in a New York Times article last year.  Footage of an encounter between an F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet and an oval-shaped object with no exhaust, wings or tail travelling at incredible speeds was later released to illustrate the sort of sightings investigated by the AATIP.

The project shut down in 2012 after allegedly amassing information on other aircraft which appeared to move extremely quickly without seeming to have any visible form of propulsion such as a jet engine – or hover in the air without techniques of generating ‘lift’ such as rotor blades.

This investigation was contracted out to BIGELOW AEROSPACE, whose founder (Robert Bigelow) once told CBS 60 Minutes he was ‘absolutely convinced’ that aliens are real and that our planet has been visited by UFOs.  Officially, this project was shut down so the cash could be ploughed into other projects.

But Elizondo who claimed to have been a former intelligence officer who ran AATIP, has told LAS VEGAS NOW that his study also received ‘pushback’ from The Pentagon because some top-ranking officials ‘opposed it on religious grounds’.

Nick Pope, a former UFO investigator for the Ministry of Defence, told us that he encountered the same sort of attitude when working in the UK.  “I was aware that Pentagon pushback on UFO research was in part due to the religious belief of some of those involved,” he said.  “It was an odd irony that UFO investigations were being hampered because some people’s belief in God meant that they either didn’t believe in the existence of extraterrestrial life or that they regarded UFOs and extraterrestrials as demonic.”

The fact that some people regard UFOs as demonic seems to have its roots in the biblical description of Satan as being  ‘the prince of the power of the air’  from Ephesians 2:2”:

Luis Elizondo says that he came up against religious pushback from senior staff when he ran the Pentagon’s UFO program, and said “I saw some evidence of this at the MoD too”.



Some officials also seem to bring up Revelation 12:4, which some say suggests that Eons ago, one third of all cosmic, sentient, paraphysical angelic entities were thrown out of their special domain by the Creator for participating in a cosmic-shaking revolt led by Lucifer who became Satan, and his followers “fallen angels”………..many biblical scholars seem to support this interpretation.

On the other hand, there are others in the government and the military who do not hold this kind of view.

Therein lie the division and the wide gap that exist within the government elitists.

This may be the reason why the government cannot and will not openly disclose the true nature of the UFO phenomenon.

Finally, here is my favorite quote from Nicola Tesla:



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The UFO phenomenon seems to “pre-select” its observers !!

Human beings are under the control of a strange force that bends them in absurd ways, forcing them to play a role in a bizarre game of deception” – – Jacques Vallee

by Norio Hayakawa:

The UFO phenomenon appears to me as a paraphysical intrusion into our physical dimension by an unknown intelligence or unknown sentient entitities, paraphysically materializing themselves to a “pre-selected” observer  (or a group of observers, whether small or large)  and presenting to the observer as a physical extraterrestrial phenomenon and visitation for reasons yet unknown.

The “pre-selection” also seems to include a particular location as well as a particular time.

The phenomenon seems to be able to materialize and de-materialize at will and even seems to be capable of “transmogrifying” itself into any shape or form  (as in the words of  John A. Keel).

However, the phenomenon does not seem to be able to survive in our physical dimension except for a few seconds or a few minutes at a time.

Some researchers claim that the phenomenon seems to be able to temporarily affect our physical parameters  (such as radar, etc.).

Yet the phenomenon also seems to be incapable of being photographed with clarity, if at all.  This also seems to be the case with other “anomalous” phenomena.

And on many occasions, it seems to me that these “UFOs” only deceptively appear  (to the observer)  to be utilizing some type of a propulsion system as they seem to take off into the distant sky at an unimaginable rate of speed.

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.

Could this be a deception?

Finally, by ‘phenomenon’  here,  I would like to include both the ‘craft’ as well as the ‘entities’ and their seemingly paraphysical capabilities.  Again, this also seems to be the case with other “anomalous” phenomena.

By the way, here is another of my favorite quotes from Dr. Jacques Vallee, the world’s top-most authority on the UFO phenomenon in my opinion:

“Contact between human percipients and the UFO phenomenon always occurs under conditions controlled by the latter.  Its characteristic feature is a factor of absurdity that leads to a rejection of the story by the upper layers of the target society and an absorption at a deep unconscious level of the symbols conveyed by the encounter.”

I am the first to admit that all of the above is purely my personal speculation, but it’s the best that I could do, considering this sobering fact that:

Even though the UFO phenomenon seems to exist, it has not proven itself to be absolute, tangible evidence that we have been visited by actual physical extraterrestrial biological entities in any actual physical spacecraft of any kind.  The term “UFOs” is misleading since we still do not know if they are really objects or if they are actually flying as we understand flying to be  (as through the use of a propulsion system),  as often mentioned by Dr.  Jacques Vallee.


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 physical 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, Joseph G. Jordan, L.A. Marzulli and Nick Redfern.

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

They seem to have concluded that UFOs are extra-dimensional and not from outer space.

I totally agree with them.

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.

In fact, science has yet to prove that UFOs represent any conclusive evidence whatsoever of physical ET visitations.

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

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

In fact, it is my belief that the “benevolent” ones not only exist but they are in the majority, i.e., with the ratio of 2 to 1 against the “malevolent” ones.   (i.e., for every “malevolent” one, there are two “benevolent” ones).

Eons ago, one third of all cosmic, sentient, paraphysical angelic entities were thrown out of their special domain by the Creator for participating in a cosmic-shaking revolt led by Lucifer who became Satan, and his followers “fallen angels”  – – as suggested in Revelation 12:4 – – many biblical scholars seem to support this interpretation.

Perhaps the “benevolent” ones are doing good works without being seen by most of us.  Perhaps they are what are believed to be “guardian angels”.   But the ones that are 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.”



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New Mexico’s amazing land that time forgot !! – – the Ojito Wilderness, near Rio Rancho

(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT) – – photo taken by yours truly on January 5, 2021, at the “Dragon’s Back” area

by Norio Hayakawa, December 4, 2020:

New Mexico is truly a Land of Enchantment.

There are so many amazing wonderland of nature here.

And you don’t have to drive too far from the city to get to these “hidden spots”.

Just about 20 miles northwest from the City Hall of Rio Rancho is a natural wonderland called the Ojito Wilderness  (designated in 2005)  which includes the White Ridges Bike Trails area.  It’s located inside the BLM/ZIA Pueblo land and is tucked away in a rugged and scenic country southwest of the community of San Ysidro.

This region is known for its geological, cultural and paleontological resources as well as for its scenic qualities that include areas that almost look like “moonscape” areas:



(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – – part of the “moonscape” area)

(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – – I call this a “castle in the air”)

(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – – I call these “moon rocks” – – you can also see part of the Cabezon Peak in the distance)

(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT — another of my favorite areas of the Ojito Wilderness)


The bike trail crosses a landscape of spectacular beauty and exceptional geology, meandering through the Pueblo of Zia and land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

BLM has obtained the right-of-way from the Pueblo and the State to provide this biking experience.  Although the trails have been developed primarily for mountain biking, hikers are welcome on the entire trail system:

(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – – photo, courtesy of BLM, taken on August 25, 2011, at the “Dragon’s Back” area)

(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – – photo take by yours truly on February 5, 2021, at the “Dragon’s Back” area)

(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – – photo taken by yours truly on January 5, 2021, at the “Dragon’s Back” area)


(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – – satellite imagery of the area)

(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – – satellite imagery of the eastern portion of the area)

This entire region was once covered with water!

Fossil remains of rare dinosaurs, plants and trees for the Jurassic period are located in nearly areas.

Here are the directions to get to this area:

Go north on 528 and make a left on Hwy 550.

Just before you get to San Ysidro, make a left at Cabezon Road  (a dirt and gravel road)  after passing the Zia Pueblo.

Take the left fork where it says White Ridges Bike Trail. 

Keep on going for about 3 miles or so.  Soon you will see the first gravel parking lot on the left side.

Park your vehicle.  Start walking towards the hills towards the right.  Look for a walking pathway slightly to the right.  Eventually you will get on the other side of the hills.   You will begin to see some fascinating rock formations.   This area is quite appropriate for those who are somewhat scared of heights.

Or, you can just keep on driving for a half a mile or so and you will get to another gravel parking lot, this time  on the right side.

Park your vehicle and just start hiking upward on any biking/hiking trail and you will get there – – guaranteed.   If you are not too scared of heights, then the recommendation is that you take the biking/hiking trail by taking the trail on the left side and eventually you will come to the spectacular view area  (the “Dragon’s Back” area as shown in the photo below):

It’s open 24/7 all year long.   However, there are no facilities.



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Albuquerque, New Mexico’s weapons system research facility of utmost importance

(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – – laser beam shooting off into the air)

(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – – photo taken by Norio Hayakawa on September, 20, 2013 from inside the base, near Coyote Canyon)

Facility of utmost importance.

The present-day STARFIRE OPTICAL RANGE adjacent to the Manzano/Sandia Base area inside Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico has been part of the Directed Energy Directorate of Air Force Research Laboratory, an ongoing research project involving ground-based lasers to disable satellites, i.e., anti-satellite weapons systems.

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, which runs PROJECT STARFIRE, said the observatory’s large telescope, by using adaptive optics, could distinguish objects in orbit the size of a basketball at a distance of 1,000 miles, or 1600 kilometers.

The STARFIRE researchers are now investigating how to use guide stars and flexible mirrors in conjunction with powerful lasers that could flash their beams into space to knock out enemy satellites.

Gen. John Hyten of the Air Force Space Command stated:

“No one wants a war in space, but it’s the job of a branch of the Air Force called Space Command to prepare for one.  If you’ve never heard of Space Command, it’s because most of what it does happens hundreds even thousands of miles above the Earth or deep inside highly secure command centers.  You may be as surprised as we were to find out how the high-stakes game for control of space is played.

The research being done at the Starfire Optical Range in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was kept secret for many years and for a good reason which only becomes apparent at night.

First, the roof of one building is opened to the stars then the walls retract and an object straight out of Star Wars appears shooting a laser into the sky.  The laser’s beam helps a high-powered telescope focus in on objects in space, so the Air Force can get a better look at the satellites of potential adversaries like China whizzing by at 17,000 miles per hour.  It’s part of a complex — and mostly secret — battle for what the military considers the ultimate high ground.”

The Air Force budget documents call the telescope a “weapons-class beam director”.

The best panoramic view of this entire complex is from Mesa Del Sol, right near Netflix movie studios:

(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – – long distance shot taken by Norio Hayakawa from Mesa del Sol)

(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – – another long distance shot taken by Norio Hayakawa from Mesa del Sol)

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Area 51 workers still have to manually open and close the gate on Groom Lake Rd. – – November 17, 2020

Area 51 workers still have to manually open and close the gate on Groom Lake Road – – November 17, 2020.

Here we are specifically referring to Area 51 workers who commute by driving through the East Gate on Groom Lake Rd.  Here we are not referring to the North Gate (the “back gate” near Rachel).

The bulk of Area 51 employees  (estimated to be anywhere from 1800 to 2200)  seem to fly into the base from Las Vegas and other locations.

Watch the video footage here:

This yellow gate was installed on September 11, 2019 on Groom Lake Rd.   This gate is commonly known as the East Gate on Groom Lake Rd.

In the top photo above, you can see a lock and chain in the middle that joins the two arms.



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William Cooper’s collapsed views on UFOs, following his publication of “Behold a Pale Horse”

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How William Cooper’s book “Behold a Pale Horse” planted seeds of QAnon conspiracy

(written by Richard Ruelas and Rob O’Dell – – October 1, 2020)


Milton William Cooper joined the military after high school and served in Vietnam as a Naval patrol boat captain.

In 1972, he was part of the team that briefed the commander of the Navy’s Pacific fleet.  It was then that Cooper claimed to have read a trove of secret documents.

Years later, Cooper would use hypnosis to recall the documents in greater detail, he wrote in his book.  They showed, according to Cooper, that the government had not only made contact with alien life, but also struck a deal to work with them to turn some portion of earthlings into slave labor.  For that plan to work, Cooper said, the public would have to accept a global government.

After he returned to the United States, Cooper, in his book, said he attempted to tell what he knew to a reporter.  Around that time, he was riding his motorcycle near Oakland, California, when, in his telling, he collided with a black limousine.  As a result, doctors amputated his right leg above the knee.

Cooper wrote in “Behold a Pale Horse” that two men visited him in the hospital and asked if he had learned his lesson.  Cooper told them he would be “a good little boy” but silently vowed to himself that he would release his information.

By 1984, Cooper was living in Fullerton, California, working at a small private technical college and was again ready to share what he knew.


Cooper started giving lectures on what was then a thriving UFO circuit, said Norio Hayakawa, who helped set up Cooper’s first speaking gigs in the Los Angeles area.

“He brought this whole fresh new viewpoint on UFOs,” Hayakawa said in a phone interview from his New Mexico home.  “He connected the UFO phenomenon to the secret government and a plan to create a New World Order.”

Cooper’s lectures were dark, Hayakawa said, compared with the relatively lighter fare of abductions and sightings the UFO community was used to.

By the late 1980s, Cooper had moved to Camp Verde, Arizona, and was traveling the country giving lectures.  Wherever he appeared, he set up a merchandise table to sell his writings and recordings of his lectures.


Behold a Pale Horse” was published in 1991.

In the opening pages, Cooper wrote, “The ideas and conclusions expressed in this work are mine alone.  It is possible that one or more conclusions may be wrong.”   His aim, he wrote, was to provide information so readers begin their own “earnest search for the truth.”

Details of what Cooper claimed to have read in the classified documents, including the secret alien outreach that Cooper asserted started with the Eisenhower administration, were sprinkled throughout the book.


The book first found an audience among UFO aficionados.


Around the time he published his own book, Cooper became convinced his UFO theories were wrong.  He told his radio listeners he had been duped when he was in the Navy.  The documents he had seen were fake, he said, designed to further the myth of aliens and keep the population afraid.

But, Cooper asserted, his theories about shadowy forces bent on world domination were still valid.

The transition came as UFO culture faded in popularity, said Hayakawa, who continued as a UFO researcher.

It also came as the militia movement rose.

Cooper’s theories about a looming oppressive government resonated with that crowd.

Hayakawa said he lost touch with Cooper after he moved to Arizona and renounced his beliefs in aliens.  “He became angrier and angrier as the years went by,” Hayakawa said.  “I didn’t want to talk to him because he gets mad.”


When he moved to Eagar, Arizona, he lived in a house on a hill.  During the day, he broadcast oldies on a low-power FM station.  Most evenings, he moved to shortwave radio and broadcast his “Hour of the Time” show.


Cooper’s show opened with the sound of an air raid siren.  That was followed, at least in the mid-’90s, by the sounds of barking dogs, marching soldiers and people screaming in anguish.

Once the show started, Cooper came across calm and authoritative.  He was a natural behind the microphone, said his biographer Jacobson, who listened to hours of archived shows.  “Bill Cooper found his medium in radio,” Jacobson said.



After his death (November 6, 2001)  and after his funeral (November 15, 2001) :

Cooper’s funeral was sparsely attended, said Hayakawa, who traveled to Eagar for the service.  He recalled a contingent of federal agents out front.

FBI records show that agents worried the memorial service would attract militia members from around the country.  But that didn’t materialize.




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Unfounded “facts” give births to dangerous conspiracy theories and modern myths

by Norio Hayakawa – – October 5, 2020:

Everybody knows that conspiracies have always existed since time immemorial.

It is a salient part of the darker side of human history.

Everybody also knows that whenever two or more gather together to plot something that will cause detriment to others, there is conspiracy.

Here, I would like to talk about the culture of conspiracy.   

There is a difference between real conspiracies and conspiracy theories.   

Conspiracy theories have also existed throughout human history.  It has also been a part of the human culture, since “suspicion” is one of the many aspects of the human mind itself.   Some folks are less “suspicious” of others.   Some are more “suspicious” of others.

Now let’s turn our eyes on America.

Unfortunately, the growth of America’s conspiracy culture seems to be quite significant.

It is an alarming trend, fomented by many through the use of the social media.

Unsubstantiated “facts” often give births to dangerous conspiracy theories and modern myths.

But the sad fact is that such beliefs seem to be accepted by an increasingly gullible sector of the population, regardless of the level of education.

Moreover, it could easily be manipulated by some exploitative folks with certain agendas  (including some politicians)  and can even cause the nation to be divided, fomenting fear and paranoia.

We must never forget that the birth of Nazi Germany started by such propagation of fear and paranoia and pointing the blame to a certain group of people.


Here is a quote from Edward Epstein, WSJ – – December, 2015):

Conspiracy is a word derived from the Latin “to breathe together”.

It has been a salient part of the darker side of recorded history ever since some 60 conspirators in the Roman senate, including Brutus and Cassius, plotted together to assassinate Julius Caesar in 44 B.C.  

Nowadays the “C” word does not always sit well with journalists, who commonly employ it in conjunction with “theory” to describe paranoid distortions of reality.

Even so, a criminal conspiracy is not a rare phenomenon.  

Not only was a foreign conspiracy responsible for the monstrous 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center  (as well as the previous attempt to blow it up in 1993)  but, according to the Center on Law and Security at Fordham University, over 90% of routine federal indictments for terrorist attacks since 9/11 contain at least one conspiracy charge.

The government’s pursuit of conspiracies is by no means limited to terrorism.

Conspiracy charges are the rule rather than the exception in cases brought against businessmen accused of fixing prices, evading environmental regulations, using insider information or laundering money.


But there are also pseudo-conspiracies that exist only in a delusionary or misinformed mind.…..such as well-orchestrated global conspiracies, simply because no major secrets can be kept forever from the public.

Conspiracies are easily disproved by a wealth of evidence and some basic, sound reasoning, and yet sizable portions of the population continue to believe in absurd ideas such as the following:


“The moon landings are claimed to be hoaxes manufactured by large-scale government collusion.”

“Aliens in UFOs are claimed to have visited earth but their presence is concealed by malevolent agencies.”

 (I personally don’t think there is an intentional, governmental cover-up of the UFO phenomenon.  My belief is that the government is just as perplexed by this phenomenon as the pubic, as to the true nature of this phenomenon.  As I stated many times elsewhere, I personally believe in the reality of the UFO phenomenon.  However, I also believe that the UFO phenomenon does  not constitute conclusive evidence whatsoever that we have ever been – or are being – visited by physical extraterrestrial biological entities in physical extraterrestrial spacecraft of any kind.  For a good item on this, please go to the bottom of this article and read about the Roswell Incident – – the creation of a modern myth, how it all started)


“Modern medicine is claimed to be toxic and “alternative” medicine is claimed to be miraculous, but a global conspiracy involving greedy drug companies conceals these facts.”

“Trails of ice particles left by airplanes in the sky (“contrails“) are claimed to really be toxic chemicals (“chemtrails“) being sprayed on the whole earth by a secret group intent on destruction and domination.”

“The AIDS virus was allegedly constructed in a laboratory and is deliberately used by a secret society as a tool of destruction.”

Fluoride is claimed to be added to drinking water by secret government programs in order to exert mind control.”

Vaccination will kill people”.

“A New World Order of elites is claimed to be secretly controlling all governments for malevolent purposes.”

(This one, even though it’s difficult to prove, seems to be believed by many Evangelical Christians – – including myself.  According to the believers, this will take place in the future.  As a born-again Christian and a Bible-believing person, I do believe in Bible prophecy concerning the End times and that there will be a one world government or a New World Order ruled by an Anti-Christ for 7 years, just before Jesus Christ returns to set up His Millennial Kingdom – – this is strictly my own personal religious belief and nothing more.   My personal religious belief is that eons ago, one third of all cosmic, sentient, paraphysical angelic entities were thrown out of their special domain by the Creator for participating in a cosmic shaking revolt led by Lucifer who became Satan, and his followers “fallen angels” – – as suggested in Revelation 12:4 – – many biblical scholars seem to support this interpretation.   Thus, my belief is that Lucifer was the first conspirator ever.)

“The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and other terrorist attacks are claimed to be carried out secretly by the people’s own government in an effort to foment war.

Free energy devices are claimed to successfully create energy out of nothing, but their widespread use is suppressed by powerful conspiracies involving energy companies.”

Genetically modified crops are claimed to be dangerous and a vast conspiracy is claimed to be suppressing evidence showing this fact.”                                


Despite the fact that conspiracies such as these run completely contrary to a giant body of evidence, and indeed go against logical reasoning itself, such conspiracies continue to be believed by many people.

Here is latest one:

The QAnon Conspiracy theory, which the FBI has called a domestic terrorism threat, is based on unfounded claims that there is a “deep-state” apparatus run by political elites, business leaders and Hollywood celebrities who are also pedophiles and actually working against Donald Trump.  Trump, they say, is waging a secret war against the deep-state, globalist, elite Satan-worshipping pedophiles in government, business and the media.

QAnon believers have speculated that this fight will lead to a day of reckoning where prominent people such as former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be arrested and executed.

That’s the basic story, but there are so many offshoots, detours and internal debates that the total list of QAnon claims is enormous – and often contradictory.  Adherents draw in news events, historical facts and numerology to develop their own far-fetched conclusions.

It has accused many liberal Hollywood actors, Democratic politicians, and high-ranking officials of being members of the cabal.  It also claimed that Trump feigned conspiracy with Russians to enlist Robert Mueller to join him in exposing the ring and preventing a coup d’état by Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and George Soros.

The list goes on and on.

Take a look at this interesting “chart” that someone posted on the Internet:



And from Dr. Christopher S. Baird, SCIENCE QUESTIONS WITH SURPRISING ANSWERS – – August, 2013:



People are all different, so the reasons for them believing in conspiracies cover a broad range of factors.

In general, though, people tend to believe in conspiracies because of helplessness.

Ted Goertzel, professor of sociology at Rutgers University, found that belief in conspiracy theories is strongly linked to insecurity about employment, alienation, lack of interpersonal trust, and minority status – all forms of helplessness.

Despite the fact that conspiracies such as these run completely contrary to a giant body of evidence, and indeed go against logical reasoning itself, such conspiracies continue to be believed by many people.


The main reason people believe in conspiracies despite their absurdity is helplessness.

Unemployment, under-employment, lack of education, substance addiction, chronic illness, dysfunctional families, and failing relationships all contribute to a person feeling helpless.

In order to cope emotionally with such situations, many people blame their helplessness on conspiracies; giant secret societies with amazing power that control everyone for sinister purposes.

The belief in conspiracies gives those in hopeless and destitute conditions something to hope for.

“If the conspiracy can just be exposed”, they think, “I will no longer be destitute”.

The belief itself becomes empowering to many in helpless situations.

They see the rest of the world as mindless sheep controlled by the elite, and themselves as the enlightened few.

The belief in conspiracies also enables such people to emotionally cope with the chaos that surrounds their life by believing there is an overall ordered society of elites that controls the world.

Even though they see this society as secretive and evil, the belief itself in an ordered, controlling society is enough to offer comfort to one who feels surrounded by chaos and helpless to their situation.

Although a person may be safely employed in a rewarding career, a lack of education can be enough to render him subconsciously helpless and therefore susceptible to conspiracy theories.

When a person does not understand the basic physical laws that govern the universe, daily events seem random and nonsensical.

Being confronted day in and day out with a jumble of incomprehensible events is harrowing.

To deal with this mental commotion, many people see conspiracies as the driving forces behind the seemingly random string of events.

In reality, the laws of science run the world.

But it is much easier to believe a secret society runs the world than to try to understand the laws of science if you have a poor education.

Helplessness can take many other forms.

Even wealthy, educated people get cancer.

The miserable, ongoing, and terminal nature of serious diseases can make even the richest and smartest of people feel helpless.

When modern medicine fails to help them (or just takes too long to help them), many people turn to conspiracies to cope.  It’s more comforting to believe that a miracle cure is available but is kept just out of reach by a conspiring pharmaceutical industry, than to accept the reality that some diseases simply do not have cures.

It’s more comforting to believe that your cancer was caused by chemtrails, water fluoridation, genetically modified crops, aliens, western medicine, tooth amalgam, household cleaning supplies, or power lines than to accept that cancer is a natural part of life that just happens.

Goertzel states, “…during periods of insecurity and discontent people often feel a need for a tangible enemy on which to externalize their angry feelings.

Conspiracy theories may help in this process by providing a tangible enemy to blame for problems which otherwise seem too abstract and impersonal.

Conspiracy theories also provide ready answers for unanswered questions and help to resolve contradictions between known ‘facts’ and an individual’s belief system.”

Note that some conspiracies are real.

But the real conspiracies are quickly dismantled by the justice system and are well documented by mainstream scientists, journalists, and historians.

Also, real conspiracies tend to involve only a handful of people and are rarely successful.

Most real conspiracies fall apart before they even get started, while the rest are eventually exposed and dismantled.

Giant, powerful, successful conspiracies do not happen for the following reasons:

It only takes one whistle-blower to bring down an entire conspiracy.

The more people there are in a conspiracy, the more potential whistle-blowers there are, and the shorter the conspiracy lasts.

The most successful conspiracies (such as Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme) involve only a handful of people, and they still eventually fail.

Sustaining a global conspiracy among medical doctors would require convincing every single one of the millions of doctors from all religions, nations, and cultures to participate in a coordinated cover-up.

People are inherently independent minded.

Sustaining a global conspiracy would require making millions of people from all walks of life have the exact same goals and motives, and be willing to do what ever they are told to perpetuate the conspiracy.

In the business world, people quit their job, move, start their own business, and campaign for reform whenever faced with too little independence.

These types of actions would doom a conspiracy.

History teaches us that the level of authoritarianism needed to sustain a global conspiracy leads to violent revolution by the masses.

A large conspiracy would be doomed by internal warfare before it ever got off the ground.

People are inherently decent.

The vast majority of people on the earth are ethical, law-abiding citizens that pursue careers and causes in order to benefit society.

A giant conspiracy would require a large number of people to lie, cheat, and purposely harm their family, friends, neighbors, and country.

We are all human.

Doctors get sick too.

Doctors therefore have a strong personal incentive not to suppress medical treatments that succeed.

Government employees live under the same sky and drink the same water.

They have a strong personal incentive not to poison the water or fill the sky with chemicals.

Large organizations are inherently too inefficient, cumbersome, and complex to carry out a large, coordinated plan of evil secrecy.

Even the most successful large-scale secretive agency in the world – the CIA – has security leaks (such as the Snowden affair).

The difference between the CIA and a conspiracy is that the CIA’s mission is supported by the will of the people and is seen as generally beneficial, so it survives its security leaks.  A large-scale conspiracy would not.

Note that this website, Science Questions with Surprising Answers, does not attempt to disprove conspiracies.

I believe such an exercise is pointless and futile.

Presenting conspiracy theorists with logic and evidence won’t change their minds as such people are not thinking logically to begin with.

Because helplessness is the root of belief in conspiracies, the best way to dispel their paranoia is to help them get out of their destitute situation.

Improving the general educational level, career prospects, community involvement, and family relationships of conspiracy theorists will do more to dispel their myths than arguing directly against their myths.

Something as simple as participating in a town hall meeting can help a neighbor realize that the world is not as evil and colluding as he imagines.



By the way, for those of you who are into UFOs, here is a good example of how UFO conspiracy theories start, i.e., through the propagation of unsubstantiated “facts”, as exemplified in the ROSWELL CONSPIRACY….click the following and read about:


However, what I describe as paraphysical phenomenon does seem to exist and has nothing to do with conspiracies:




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