Norio Hayakawa, unorthodox UFO ‘conspiratologist’

Norio Hayakawa, born in 1944 in Yokohama, Japan, is an American activist who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

He was the director of Civilian Intelligence Network, a loosely-knit citizens’ oversight committee on government accountability.

He has appeared as a guest on Coast to Coast AM multiple times, and is most known for his UFOlogy investigations in and around New Mexico and the American Southwest.

He graduated from the University of Albuquerque in 1970 majoring in Spanish and later taught in a public high school just outside of Phoenix, Arizona.

In February, 1990, Norio Hayakawa accompanied a Japanese TV crew to the outer perimeters of Area 51, following a lengthy interview with Bob Lazar at his residence in Las Vegas.

The following month, in March 1990, Norio took the Nippon TV crew to Dulce, New Mexico, where they interviewed the locals, including the Jicarilla Apache tribal officials, general townsfolk and ranchers, about paranormal activity in the area.

In the past, he has been associated with film maker and activist, Anthony J. Hilder.  Hayakawa and Hilder were responsible for starting the Area 51 People’s Rally in 1998.  The event was formed in protest against what was seen as the secrecy surrounding Area 51, especially the plight of a considerable number of former workers who were contaminated and sickened with toxic chemicals while working on stealth programs at the base.

Norio has been involved in UFO research since around 1961.

However he says that “even though the UFO phenomenon seems to exist, so far there is no absolute, tangible, credible documentary evidence whatsoever that we have ever been visited by actual physical extraterrestrial biological entities in any actual physical spacecraft of any kind.”

His alternative explanations to this phenomenon can be found in his three top articles that he wrote:





Besides being an investigator, Hayakawa spent many years as a licensed funeral director in Los Angeles.  After his retirement in 2008, he became a professional entertainer, musician (keyboardist) and singer, performing live music with his One-man band in various small venues in New Mexico.



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“UFOs – – Demonic activity and elaborate hoaxes meant to deceive mankind” – – written by Bro. Michael Dimond

From THE OBSERVER, December 8, 2021:


This 54-page tract written by Brother Michael Dimond  (of the Most Holy Family Monastery)  is little more than a pamphlet with a glossy cover, but the author uses the limited space to dive deeply into the subject matter and its religious implications. 

The work’s overall message is familiar.  Dimond agrees that a number of reported UFOs have no rational explanation, perform impossible maneuvers, and generally thumb their noses at the established laws of physics.  They show up in photographs when they feel like it, “change size or shape in front of people;” “instantly appear and disappear;” and display the ability to “pass through physical objects.”  These behaviors lead him to conclude that UFOs are a “spiritual phenomenon” and not part of the physical world.

Instead of quoting chapter and verse from the Bible to make his case, Dimond tailors his message to the ‘UFO crowd.’  The book’s bibliography suggests an impressive shelf of UFO-related texts and Dimond lists hundreds of citations containing classic material.  He starts by citing  FLYING SAUCER REVIEW’s  editor—Gordon Creighton—a prominent UFO investigator and author who doubted the interstellar nature of extraterrestrials: “There seems to be no evidence yet that any of these craft or beings originate from outer space … The great bulk of these phenomena are what is called satanic.”

Dimond goes on to quote from a trinity of important UFO researchers to support his conclusion that anomalous aerial vehicles aren’t tangible ‘nuts-and-bolts’ craft.  He draws from the work of Jacques Vallée, J. Allen Hynek, and John Keel—explaining how each one evolved their answers to the UFO question over time—eventually gravitating toward interdimensional theories instead of aliens from another planet.

Vallée came to reject the extraterrestrial hypothesis after decades of data-driven research.  He entertained the idea of extra-dimensional malevolent “trickster” entities as the progenitors of UFOs, writing in  MESSENGERS OF DECEPTION (2008)  that the mysterious visitors were “helping to create a new form of belief … realization of that age-old dream: salvation from above.”  This depiction is exactly why some Christian faith systems believe that UFOs are harbingers of Christ’s return.  Alien saviors arriving with a new religion sounds a lot like various warnings found in the Bible about the end of days: “In the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils” (1 Tim 4:1).

UFO investigator John Keel was also skeptical about the concrete nature of UFOs, calling them “transmogrifications of energy” and “not permanent constructions of matter.”  After identifying other instances of supernatural high strangeness occurring alongside UFO sightings, he came to suspect that witnesses weren’t observing spaceships from another galaxy.  Keel felt that an extra-dimensional presence was responsible, speculating that modern encounters might be “minor variations of the age-old demonological phenomenon.”

Some Christian scholars argue that the grey beings associated with UFOs are just Lucifer’s attempt to create life.

Dr. J. Allen Hynek expressed similar beliefs about the reality of unidentified flying objects after spending years running down UFO reports for the U.S. Air Force’s Project Blue Book.  He concluded that there was an unknown force contributing to the confusion: “It seems clear to most of us that UFOs don’t obey the rules of the present day scientific game … All these things seem to call for a Para physics, a metaphysics, of a transcendental physics.”

Dimond also puts forth unique connections between common UFO experiences and the biblical Satan.  He compares abduction scars to “the mark of the beast,” a symbol that the Bible claims will be given to nonbelievers in the end-times.  He also points out how ‘Reptilian ETs’ are reminiscent of the devil’s serpent form.  He later compares “the Grays” to demonic entities, noting how both are reputed to emit a foul odor.  Dimond includes Whitley Strieber’s depiction of the beings from his book, COMMUNION, emphasizing how Strieber “wrestled with the idea that his communion was with demonic entities rather than ET’s.”  Unsurprisingly to Dimond, Strieber claimed ‘the grays’ also smelled bad—“like sulfur.” (Bigfoot allegedly stinks too, but that’s another pamphlet.)

Rather than classify every abduction or close encounter as evidence of a cosmic battle between good and evil, the author portrays a large number of UFO sightings as misidentified natural objects or human inspired hoaxes.  A substantial portion of his treatise is devoted to a thorough debunking of the 1975 Travis Walton abduction case.  He spends 11 of the book’s 54-pages deconstructing Walton’s narrative of being taken by alien beings in front of witnesses.  Unlike author D.M. Pottenger, who believed that Walton was taken by demonic entities posing as aliens, Dimond exposes the event as a lie contrived for money.

The ‘Roswell UFO crash’ is likewise dismissed as nothing more than a weather balloon  (*Project Mogul)  that went down in the desert.  Dimond peppers his retelling with damaging quotes from Air Force investigator Jesse Marcel, one of the first people to handle wreckage recovered from the crashed object, who told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that he had mostly collected “patches of tinfoil and rubber” while scouring the area for a “weather device.”  Dimond blames Roswell’s pop-culture appeal on “ET believer Stanton Friedman,” claiming if Friedman hadn’t interviewed Marcel 30 years after-the-fact, the public would never have known about the incident at Roswell.

Cattle mutilations, MJ-12, Nazca lines, Area 51, alien autopsies, crop circles—they’re all con-jobs or purposeful misinterpretations according to Brother Dimond.  Even though he assigns terrestrial causes to purported paranormal incidents and rejects a majority of sightings as earth-bound or man-made hoaxes, the author comes around to the same conclusion as many other Christian writers: UFOs are “false apparitions produced by Satan.”


*Norio Hayakawa

This, as well as the following may be the reason why the Pentagon is reluctant to delve deeply into the UFO phenomeon:


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



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My thoughts on the late Glenn Campbell, former Area 51 researcher and activist

by Norio Hayakawa, December 15, 2021:

May Glenn Campbell Rest In Peace!!
Many of us knew he had been fighting for his life the past few years.  

After his condition deteriorated, following his latest recurrence of lymphoma, he passed away on December 13, 2021.   


When Glenn first came in 1993 from the East Coast to settle down in Rachel in order to find out more about Area 51, he was initially met with suspicion by lots of residents of that tiny community.  Nevertheless, Glenn set up his “Area 51 Research Center” in his small trailer.

An animosity of sort was soon created between the owners of the Little A-le-inn and Glenn Campbell.  

Glenn later on married a resident of Rachel and eventually moved to Las Vegas.

The fact that Glenn had married a resident of Rachel  (Travis family’s friend)  infuriated Joe Travis of the Little A-le-inn.

Glenn was in Rachel in 1993 when the  ULTIMATE UFO SEMINAR  was held at the parking lot of the Inn in which Bob Lazar was the main speaker.  This seminar was organized by Gary Schultz and myself.  It was held under a huge military tent at the parking lot.  There were close to 200 people in attendance.  Joe Travis later told us that he had “borrowed” this military tent from the “base”.  Glenn did not attend this seminar.  Instead he organized a small meeting of folks who were skeptical of Bob Lazar’s claims.  He held this meeting in Rachel around the same time as the seminar.

During Glenn’s stay in Rachel, I met him and got acquainted with him.  To me he was a soft-spoken gentleman and a true scholar.

Glenn was a realist and he played a major role in bringing up Area 51 to the major news media in the mid 1990s.

Later on, I came to the similar conclusion about Area 51.  There was nothing “Alien” about Area 51.  It was no longer an issue worth pursuing.

Even though a lot of folks described Glenn as somewhat eccentric, I had a high respect for Glenn.





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