By Dr. John Gille, Jean-François G. Gille, former theoretical physicist, University of Marseilles, France
Thursday, October 6th, 1988, 0645 a.m.:
We arrive, my female companion Elaine A. and I, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, after eighteen hours on the Grey Hound.
Elaine A. is a registered nurse from Paris, France.
She had worked in New York, New York during her twenties, enough time to acquire U.S. citizenship.
I am merely holder of a Green Card since 1986.
Friday, October 7:
I have a short phone conversation with Gabriel Valdez*.
Gabriel Valdez, or rather ‘Gabe’ is a policeman of the State of New Mexico.
At this time he is in charge of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the little town (I’d call it a village) of Dulce, a community in the most northern part of the State, quite close to the New Mexico/Colorado State line.
Mr. Valdez invites me to go there and see him without delay.
I had previously obtained Valdez phone number through William Steinman* (he wrote UFO Crash at Aztec, a book I had read a number of times.
Some ufologists did not take that book seriously – and I personally would not vouch for the reality of the ‘Aztec Crash’ itself – but I was interested and moved by the story about Paul F. Bennewitz*, of whom I heard for the first time in Steinman’s book).
I had recently received in France, where I lived, a few pages called ‘The Dulce papers’. I had translated into French the John Lear Statement .
Trying to know more and, if possible, beginning to understand not only the How but also the Who and, above all, the Why of the ‘Mutes’ – the animal mutilations, the paranormal cattle mutilations should we say – were the prime motivation of the whole trip to New Mexico.
Tuesday, October 11:
Driving to Dulce from Albuquerque is a three hours trip.
It’s a beautiful landscape, especially for people who love the deserts.
However, as one goes further to the northern part of the State, closer to the Colorado border, the hills and mesas look greener.
Around noon, we meet Gabriel Valdez and his wife, Marge*, for the first, at their home in Dulce.
Mrs. Valdez is a teacher in the village, which is at the limit of the Jicarilla’s  Indian Reservation.
The Valdez, and their kids, are quite friendly and straightforwardly/outspoken [See: ‘The Dulce Book’, by Branton*, chap. 2, available on the Internet with no charge].
Of course Marge sounds a little bit least interested than her husband by the whole UFO stuff.
Some very religious Christians believe that UFOs and their so-called occupants belong rather to negative (i.e. demonic/hellish) spiritual forces than to the natural/material universe/cosmos.
Friday, October 14:
I am living now at 1501 Indian School Road, NE, apartment E‑309.
The momentous broadcast of “UFO Cover Up ‑ Live” is tonight.
We heard about Falcon* and Condor* .
We also saw William Moore* on the TV set that night.
Wednesday, October 19:
I call Bob Girard*, a bookseller specialized in ufology and related domains, who has a Pop’ and Mom’ business called Arcturus, and sells his books through the mail.
He is at that time located near Atlanta, Georgia.
Friday, October 21:
Sometimes after noon, I call Marge Valdez* to arrange details for the trip scheduled to Dulce.
About 7 pm I call at John Lear*’s place.
Somebody, a polite gentleman, tell me that Mr. Lear will call back in less than two hours.
And he did!
John Lear is very friendly, and he invites me at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Unfortunately, at that moment I have not the money necessary for such a trip from New Mexico to Nevada.
Saturday, October 22:
At 9:35 am I receive a call from Gabriel Valdez.
We set up, my companion Elaine and I, for a trip to the town of Dulce, in the north of the State.
The planning is to reckon an area a few miles west of Dulce, an area near Mount Archuleta (8136’) where Gabriel and his two sons had been, a number of times, the witnesses of strange phenomenon.
Sunday, October 23:
Our party is composed of eight persons: Elaine A., a registered nurse working at Albuquerque Veteran Hospital; Gabriel Valdez*, New Mexico State Police; Edmund Gomez*, rancher and a friend of Mr. Valdez (he had lost cattle from animal mutilations); “Jack”*, (not his real name), PhD, a research scientist for a major lab in the US ; Manuel Gomez, Jr., younger brother of Edmund Gomez; Greg, son of Gabriel Valdez; Jeff (or rather Geoff), younger son of Gabriel Valdez; John Gille (the author of the present notes).
(ABOVE PHOTO, courtesy of Edmund Gomez – – getting ready for the expedition)
(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – – From left to right: Elaine A., Edmund Gomez, Gabe Valdez and William T. McGarity – – not in this photo: Greg and Jeff Valdez, Manuel Gomez, Jr. and French scientist, Dr. John Gille. By the way William T. McGarity, far right in this photo, courtesy of Edmund Gomez, was a Los Alamos scientist…..he went by the name of “Jack”)
We left about 2:30 pm in the four wheel drive pick-up of Gabe Valdez.
At about 5:30 pm we arrived at the proposed campsite.
It was on a relatively flat area about 435 yards south‑east from the peak of Mt. Archuleta.
At 7:51 pm all eight of us spotted a very bright light coming from the south at a very high rate of speed.
I personally was not able to make out any structure inside that light.
The trajectory was flat, straight, rectilinear and horizontal.
Through the persistence of luminous impression, a standard physiological reaction, it looked like a perfectly straight luminous line, yellowish, and of some thickness, like one which would have resulted from a plane’s landing light.
However, it was definitely not a plane.
I used this comparison to give an idea of the luminosity of the trajectory.
We had seen already a number of shooting stars that night.
The path of the trajectory of our phenomenon was maybe hundreds or thousands of times more luminous than theirs.
There was not any sound coming from the phenomenon.
That fast moving forward light stopped dead on its tracks.
Its trajectory’s final spot was very close to the top of Mt. Archuleta, as we saw it from where we were.
At the same time, it became extremely luminous, lighting at least half the sky up.
It looked literally like the blossoming of a flower of light.
There was a “display of gorgeous lights of pure color” : yellow, pink, green – enhanced by the center of that luminous phenomenon, giving out a shower of sparks (not unlike portable fireworks mounted on a stick, seen on the 4th of July).
There was kind of a mist, too, around the object’s center, at this same moment.
It then sort of “folded on itself”, and disappeared, vanished.
There was not anymore anything to be seen.
The duration of the whole phenomenon was no more than 5 or 6 seconds.
Monday, October 24:
After the sighting of yesterday, I tried to sleep under the same small tent than my girlfriend.
I was exhausted, and filled with joy at the same time.
As Mr. Valdez has told me the day before: “You look terrible, but you’re not out of shape”.
So it was in plain daylight that we climbed to the peak of Mt. Archuleta.
A large landscape filled up our eyes, not with breath-taking high mountains with steep slopes, but a rather monotonous infinity of rolling hills, with vegetation and no human establishment in sight.
We did not see anything out of the ordinary, but for the famous clipped off pine tree that Paul Bennewitz signaled to Gabriel Valdez during their trip together on the same mesa a couple of years ago.
That unfortunate tree was supposedly clipped off by a crashing UFO, a ‘real-thing’, alien UFO, or a poor human-made copy of the same.
We were back, Elaine and I, in Albuquerque the same evening.
 See attachments: John Lear Statement (by John Lear), The Secret Government (by Milton William Cooper), UFO Sighting over Mt Archuleta, Oct. 23, 1988 (by John F. Gille)
 An Indian tribe belonging to the great Apache Nation.
 They belong to the so-called Aviary, a group of people rumored to be lead by a Colonel John Alexander.
 This gentleman, who hiked with us, was not Mr. ‘Jason Bishop*’ (a.k.a. Tal Levesque), as ‘Branton*’ has erroneously supposed in a note of chapter 2 of his Dulce Book.
So Bishop and Levesque are the same man. Branton – a separate individual – is a pseudonym for Alan DeWalton, who obtained most of his information from ‘Bishop’ (private communication).
“Jack” told me his real name [Thomas W. “Bill” McGarity] and asked for an indefinite anonymity. At one point “Jack/Bill” asked me (JFG) how come I knew about the secret SR-71 plane, and stared at me, looking very suspicious. I simply answered that all that I knew was in a book about military planes, currently displayed, and ready to be sold to anyone who would want it, in the main bookshops of Albuquerque! – A precise reference for one of those books is: An Illustrated Guide to USAF, The Modern US Air Force, by Bill Gunston, Arco Pub. New York (1982), ISBN: 0-668-05497-2. On pages 88-93 the Lockheed SR-71 is described, with photographs included. I bought my own copy on December 27, 1983, in a Houston, Texas, bookstore.
 To quote the John Lear Statement.
I, Norio Hayakawa, had a great pleasure of meeting Dr. Gille at Aix-en-Provence, France, on April 28, 2016.
Dr. Gille was one of the 8 members of the 1988 Mount Archuleta expedition in Dulce, New Mexico that included the late Gabe Valdez, Edmund Gomez, Greg Valdez, Jeff Valdez, Elaine A., Manuel Gomez, Jr. and Los Alamos scientist William T. McGarity.
Here is the information on “Jack” (his real name, Bill T. McGarity, Los Alamos scientist) who was the other scientist in the expedition:
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