Introduction to basic, Beginning Conversational Japanese (Lesson 3)

Polite form of Japanese verbs:

The verb “to be” =    desu      (is, am, are)

Watashi no tomodachi wa Supeingo no sensei desu.

(My friend is a Spanish language teacher.)

The negative form is dewa arimasen     (is not, am not, are not)

Mary Smith-san wa bengoshi dewa arimasen.

(Mary Smith is not a lawyer).

The past tense is deshita       (was, were)

VOCABULARY:    bashoplace      mukashilong time ago      eigakan = movie theater

Kono basho wa mukashi eigakan deshita.

(This place was a movie theater long time ago)


The verb “to go” =  ikimasu    (I go, you go, he/she goes, they go, we go, etc.)

Watashi wa ima gakkou e ikimasu.

(I go to school now.)

In Japanese, the present tense of the verb automatically becomes a future tense by adding adverbs of “time”, such as   ashita = tomorrow      atode = later    raishuu = next week

Watashi wa ashita gakkou e ikimasu. 

(I will go to school tomorrow)

In order to form the past tense of polite forms of Japanese verbs, all you have to do is remove the final su of the verb and replace with shita.

Watashitachi wa kinou Yokohama e ikimashita.

(We went to Yokohama yesterday).

Negative form of ikimasu =   ikimasen    (I do not go, you do not go, he/she does not go, we do not go, etc. etc.)

In other words, the negative form of the verb is made simply by removing the su, and replacing with sen.


tabemasu =   (I eat, you eat, he/she eats, we eat, you eat, they eat)

tabemasen =    (I do not eat, you do not eat, he/she does not eat, we do not eat, you do not eat, they do not eat)

arukimasu =   (I walk, you walk, he/she walks, we walk, you walk, they walk)

arukimasen =   (I do not walk, you do not walk, he/she does not walk, etc. etc.)

kakimasu =   (I write, you write, he/she writes, we write, you write, they write)

kakimasen =   (I do not write, you do not write, he/she does not write, we do not write, etc. etc.)

That’s enough for Lesson 3.



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Most decorated unit in U.S. history fought for a country that didn’t accept them

The 442nd Regimental Combat Team was made up of Japanese-Americans, many of whom served when their families were imprisoned behind barbed wires.

by Kimberly Yam, HUFFPOST  – – November 10, 2017:


As Americans look back and honor service members across the country on Veterans Day, one unit’s work is largely left out of the mainstream conversation.

But the 442nd Regimental Combat Team’s contributions to the country are nothing short of remarkable.

With the motto “Go for broke,” the unit was made up of Japanese-Americans who served the U.S. during World War II ― a time of rampant anti-Japanese sentiment.

As many of their civilian loved ones were imprisoned behind barbed wire after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the team accrued an impressive combat record, becoming the most decorated unit in U.S. military history for its size and length of service.

And they did this all the while enduring racism and xenophobia at home, said Mitch Maki, president of Go For Broke National Education Center, which spreads awareness around the Japanese-American soldiers.

“Many of them decided they were going to serve because they knew this was the only way to prove their loyalty and create a better place for themselves as well as for their families,” Maki told HuffPost.

“Many of these young men believed that loyalty needed to be demonstrated in blood.”

The 442nd RCT, which was formed on March 23, 1943, included mostly second-generation, or “Nisei,” soldiers, who were the children of Japanese immigrants.

The unit included both draftees and volunteers, according to the nonprofit Densho, which preserves the history of Japanese-American incarceration during World War II.

The 442nd’s formation marked a turning point in the U.S. military’s wartime policy.

Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, people of Japanese ancestry had actually been barred from service as “enemy aliens,” 4-C, by the U.S. War Department while xenophobic sentiment swept the country.

“We kept asking, ‘What can we do?   How do we change things?’   We were upset that we did not have a chance to prove our loyalty,” Nisei veteran Kenjiro Akune, who ended up being placed in Japanese-American intelligence unit, Military Intelligence Service, told HuffPost.

According to Densho, the need for more soldiers and the lobbying efforts of the Japanese-American community and its supporters eventually swayed leaders’ views.

The work of the 100th Battalion also played a significant part in altering opinions.

The battalion was made up of Japanese-Americans who had been part of the Hawaii National Guard at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor, before Japanese-Americans were prohibited from service.

By law, the Nisei who were already members of the National Guard could not be forced out, and they eventually formed the 100th.

This particular group of men developed such a stunning training record that it helped inspire leaders to reverse the exclusionary military service policy.

“They basically changed the minds of military and political leaders who had banned the enlistment and drafting of Japanese-Americans after Pearl Harbor,” Pauline Yoshihashi, a spokeswoman for Go For Broke whose father is a veteran of the 442nd, told HuffPost.

The 100th eventually merged with the 442nd, and in just over a year’s time, they proved to be an extraordinarily valuable team.

The unit won seven Distinguished Unit Citations, presented to units who demonstrate exceptional heroism in action against an armed enemy.

President Harry Truman presented one of the citations himself, telling the members, “you fought the enemy abroad and prejudice at home, and you won.”

They also racked up 21 Medals of Honor, 4,000 Purple Hearts, 29 Distinguished Service Crosses, 588 Silver Stars and more than 4,000 Bronze Stars.

The group’s immense contributions in the war include helping to liberate several towns, including Bruyeres and Biffontaine, France, as well as the sub-camps of the Nazi concentration camp Dachau.

The Japanese-American soldiers took on incredible risks.

In one particularly memorable engagement, the 442nd was ordered to rescue the “Lost Battalion,” white U.S. soldiers who were stranded on a ridge near Saint-Dié, France, attempting to withstand heavy enemy fire.

Two other battalions had already failed to rescue the battalion, which was running low on food, water and supplies, according to Densho.

The military decided to send in the 442nd.

“They were given some of the assignments in which they knew they were cannon fodder.

They knew that they would be suicide missions,” Maki told HuffPost.  “The unspoken message was that they were expendable.”

They knew that they would be suicide missions.

The unspoken message was that they were expendable.

The Nisei fought for six days, finally breaking through to the Lost Battalion and rescuing the 211 soldiers.  But in the process, they sustained 800 casualties, Maki explained.

When returning to life in the U.S., the soldiers continued to experience racism, despite their service to the country.

In interview outtakes for PBS documentary “The War,” the late Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), who had earned several medals and distinctions for his service in the 442nd, recalled that he had attempted to get a haircut in a barbershop in Oakland, California.

Dressed in uniform, Inouye entered a shop that had three empty chairs, he said.

After verifying that  Inouye was of Japanese descent, a barbershop employee told Inouye he didn’t “cut Jap hair.”

“And I thought to myself, here I am in uniform.

It should be obvious to him that I’m an American soldier, a captain at that,” Inouye said.  “And that fellow very likely never went to war.  And he’s telling me, ‘We don’t cut Jap hair.’”




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The untold story of Japan’s First People – – the Ainu

Ainu Man – Ainu are the aboriginal people of Hokkaido, Japan’s most northern island.


by Jude Isabella – – October 25, 2017 – – SAPIENS, Anthropology/Everything Human:


In the 20th century, Japanese anthropologists and officials tried to hide the existence of the indigenous Ainu people.

Then the Ainu fought back like their cousins, the bears.

For much of the 20th century, Japanese government officials and academics tried to hide the Ainu.

They were an inconvenient culture at a time when the government was steadfastly creating a national myth of homogeneity.

So officials tucked the Ainu into files marked “human migration mysteries”, or “aberrant hunter-gatherers of the modern age”, or “lost Caucasian race”, or “enigma”, or “dying race” or even “extinct”.

But in 2006, under international pressure, the government finally recognized the Ainu people as an indigenous population.

(“Itek eoirapnene”  (You must not forget this story)  – – Tekatte, Ainu grandmother, to her grandson Shigeru Kayano)

For centuries, the Ainu lived in kotan, or “permanent villages,” comprised of several homes perched along a river where salmon spawned.  Each kotan had a head man.  Inside the reed walls of each house, a nuclear family cooked and gathered around a central hearth.  At one end of the house was a window, a sacred opening facing upstream, toward the mountains, homeland of bears and the source of the salmon-rich river.  The bear’s spirit could enter or exit through the window.  Outside the window was an altar, also facing upstream, where people held bear ceremonies.

Each kotan drew upon concentric zones of sustenance by manipulating the landscape:  the river for fresh water and fishing, the banks for plant cultivation and gathering, river terraces for housing and plants, hillsides for hunting, the mountains for hunting and collecting elm bark for baskets and clothes.  Coaxing food from the earth is tough at the best of times, why not make it as easy as possible?

In time, the Ainu homeland, which included Hokkaido and Rebun, as well as Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands, now part of Russia, joined a large maritime trade.  By the 14th century, the Ainu were successful middlemen, supplying goods to Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and later Russian merchants.  Paddling canoes, with planked sides carved from massive trees, Ainu sailors danced across the waves, fishing for herring, hunting sea mammals, and trading goods.  A pinwheel of various cultures and peoples spun around the Ainu.

From their homeland, the Ainu carried dried fish and fur for trade.  In Chinese ports, they packed their canoes with brocades, beads, coins, and pipes for the Japanese.  In turn, they carried Japanese iron and sake back to the Chinese.

And for centuries, these diverse cultures struck a balance with one another.

(ABOVE – – Ainu totem poles)

(ABOVE – – another Ainu totem pole)


Also, watch this video, the Ainu Pride:



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UFOs, Aliens and Spiritual Warfare


There is no question in my mind that the UFO phenomenon seems to be real.

However, I can also state that UFO phenomenon does not constitute conclusive evidence of actual physical ET visitations by physical extraterrestrial biological entities piloting or maneuvering physical extraterrestrial spacecraft of any kind.   (This is also the view of great researchers such as Dr. Jacques Vallee, John A. Keel and J. Allen Hynek)

In fact, there is not a single physical, tangible, solid as well as credible documentary evidence whatsoever that we have ever been visited by physical extraterrestrial biological entities in any physical extraterrestrial spacecraft.    The physical  (nuts and bolts)  extraterrestrial hypothesis  (ETH)  of the origin of the UFO phenomenon seems to be gradually waning among a growing number of researchers in Ufology.

Yet the phenomenon itself does not seem to be waning.

As far as I am concerned, here is the bottom line  (and again, this is also the view of great researchers such as Dr. Jacques Vallee, John A. Keel and J. Allen Hynek):

The UFO phenomenon appears to me as a temporaryparaphysical 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) and presenting to the observer as a physical extraterrestrial phenomenon and visitation.

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.

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.

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.


It is my belief that eons ago in the universe, there was a cosmic-shaking revolt led by an entity known as Lucifer and one third of the entire cosmic angelic paraphysical entities joined Lucifer in that cosmic revolt.  Lucifer became Satan, and his followers “Fallen Angels”.

Satan and his “Fallen Angels” were thrown out from their special domain by the Creator and were hurled down towards our Earth.     ( Rev. 12:4 )

But not all angelic entities followed Lucifer.

Only one third of the entire angelic entities in the cosmos joined forces with Lucifer, as I stated.  Lucifer became Satan, and his followers, “Fallen Angels”, malevolent and deceptive paraphysical entities.

“We are told that one third of an “innumerable company of angels”  (Hebrews 12:22)  chose to rebel with Lucifer who became Satan.

Since Satan is referred to as a star which fell or was cast down to earth, and Revelation 12:4 says a third of the stars were cast out with him, then the conclusion is that the stars in Revelation 12 refer to fallen angels, fully one third of the heavenly host.

If the one-third number is in fact accurate, what assurance that is!”  – – from Pilgrim 777 on the Internet)


Two thirds of the angels are still on God’s side, and for followers of Christ, they are on our side.

In other words, to every malevolent “Fallen Angel”, there are twobenevolent” angelic entities.

The ratio is 2 to 1, two “benevolent” angelic entities for every one “malevolent”  fallen entity.

There are “benevolent” entities present in this world but for the most part, they are rarely seen.

Those are the ones who we often describe as “benevolent” angelic beings, doing good works and protecting us in many ways.


The “malevolent”, deceptive entities are the ones that are paraphysically materializing themselves and presenting themselves as physical “alien” entities from advanced extraterrestrial civilizations originating from outer space and piloting or maneuvering their extraterrestrial spacecraft.

No, they are not extraterrestrial visitors from outer space – – they are nothing more than extra-dimensional tricksters of old.

They are the ones that are confusing people, deceiving people  (by “posing” as physical extraterrestrial biological entities)  and even destroying the spirituality of people.


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This is not a UFO – – it’s just a cloud, a “Shekinah Glory” kind

(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – – A stunning photo of a circular cloud over Mount Fuji with a golden ring of sun’s reflection, taken in March of 2016 by Seiji Nagatsuka of Japan.  Not exactly a lenticular cloud in form but still an amazing photo.   Seiji is the husband of my wife’s friend in Japan.  The family lives not too far from the foothills of Mount Fuji.)

When I first saw this photo, the first thing that came out of my mind was “Shekinah Glory“.

“Shekinah Glory” is the English transliteration of a Hebrew word meaning “dwelling” or “settling” and denotes the dwelling or settling of the divine presence of God.

The word “Shekinah” does not appear in the Bible but the concept clearly does.

Sure, to most people clouds are just clouds and nothing more.  It’s the work of nature.  And that’s true.

But sometimes we can ask the question:  “Who is behind this beautiful work of nature?”

Is it just just all coincidence?   

Maybe not.

The above photo taken by Seiji Nagatsuka does not exactly seem to be that of a lenticular cloud because it does not seem to be thick enough.  It appears to be that of a rather flat, thinner, circular cloud that “hung”over Mount Fuji.

Here is another one:

A beautiful, partial sunset cloud hovering over snow-capped Mount Fuji.   Photo taken this time by his wife, Noriko Nagatsuka on December 1, 2017, 4:30 p.m.   The Nagatsuka family lives in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka prefecture, not too far from the foothills of Mount Fuji.  She is my wife Sue’s former auntie-in-law.  We are planning to visit the family in April.   Thanks to Noriko-san for this amazing photo:


But personally I have always been fascinated by typical lenticular clouds.

(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – – My first lenticular cloud, not a great one but it’s better than nothing, taken on January 10, 2017 at 3 p.m. in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA – – my dream is to catch a perfect lenticular cloud some day)

(CLICK ABOVE FOR ENLARGEMENT – – For some reason or other, I just love lenticular clouds – – this is not an ideal one but again it’s better than nothing, taken on November 6, 2017 from my backyard in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA)

By the way, living in beautiful New Mexico, U.S.A., one of my favorite hobbies  (besides playing music)  is capturing some beautiful clouds here – – please click the following link:




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Introduction to basic, Beginning Conversational Japanese (Lesson 2)

Subject particle wa     

(the wa, preceded by a pronoun or a noun, indicates the subject)



The polite form of the verb “to be” is  desu    (the final u sound in desu is often eliminated in colloquial Japanese conversation)

Watashi wa Frank Smith desu.    (I am Frank Smith.)

When you address another person by name, always add a  -san to that person’s name

Anata wa Frank Smith-san desu ka?    (Are you Frank Smith?)

Mary Sanchez-san wa Eigo no sensei desu.  (Mary Sanchez is an English teacher)



Nihon    (Japan)     Nihongo   (Japanese language)     Nihonjin  (Japanese person

Amerika   (the U.S.)      Eigo   (English)      Amerikajin    (an American person)

Furansu  (France)     Furansugo   (French language)    Furansujin   (French person)

Igirisu   (England)      Eigo  (English language)        Igirisujin   (British person)

Doitsu   (Germany)    Doitsugo   (German language)     Doitsujin  (German person)

Supein  (Spain)      Supeingo   (Spanish language)    Supeinjin  (Spanish person)

Itaria   (Italy)     Itariago   (Italian language)     Itariajin   (Italian person)

Chuugoku  (China)   Chuugokugo  (Chinese language)   Chuugokujin  (Chinese person)


Anata no tomodachi wa Doitsujin desu ka?   (Is your friend German?)

Hai, kare wa Doitsujin desu.      (Yes, he is a German.)

Kanojo wa Itariajin desu.       (She is an Italian.)

Tom Hanks-san wa haiyuu desu.     (Tom Hanks is an actor)

Watashitachi wa Nihongo no seito desu.   (We are students of the Japanese language)


The negative form of the verb “to be” (desu) in Japanese is  dewa arimasen

dewa arimasen  means   “is not, am not, are not”

Watashi wa Nihonjin dewa arimasen.      (I am not a Japanese)

Karetachi wa Furansujin dewa arimasen.   (They are not French)

Watashitachi wa Chuugokujin dewa arimasen.   (We are not Chinese)

Watashitachi wa Nihonjin desu.    (We are Japanese)

Kore wa tabemono dewa arimasen.       (This is not food)


Now let us learn some useful daily expressions.  These expressions simply have to be memorized.  We are not talking about sentence structure here.  These are just expressions.

Ohayou gozaimasu!       (Good morning)

Konnichiwa!        (Good day, good afternoon, hello)

Kombanwa!        (Good evening)

Oyasuminasai!    (Good night)

Ja mata!         (See you later)

Ja mata ashita!       (See you tomorrow)

Ittekimasu!         (I am going to go, i.e., usually said when one leaves the place, such as home, to go somewhere)

Itterasshai!         (Please go safely, i.e., usually said by the person who is addressing the other person who is leaving to go somewhere, usually from home)

Tadaima!       (I am back)

Okaerinasai!     (I am glad you are back)

Itadakimasu!      (ALWAYS said before eating anything, placing two hands together and bowing slightly – – it literally means “I am going to partake of this food which was provided by somebody, perhaps ultimately by God”)

Gochisousama!     (ALWAYS said after a person finishes eating – – it literally means “Thank you so much for the feast – – again, said with placing both hands together and bowing slightly)

Gochisousama deshita!       (same as above, but somewhat more complete)

Sumimasen!        (Excuse me, sorry)

Chotto matte kudasai!         (Please wait a minute)

That’s enough for Lesson 2.

Here is the review of Lesson 2 on YouTube (so you can hear the pronunciation):



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Phil Schneider’s Dulce Base “delusion”


“The numerous lies and fabrications of Phil Schneider are so multiple and so atrocious that they need to be exposed.

There is a website called Phil Schneider Memorial.

They’re actually calling it a website for a murdered patriot.

If Phil Schneider is a patriot of anything, he’s a patriot of disinformation.

He started giving lectures from 1995, mainly among “survival” groups.

He usually started off his talks by saying that the major reason for going public was that his best friend, Ron Rummel, was murdered in a park and had been in the Air Force as an intelligence agent.

Ron Rummel had never been in the Air Force, as far as we know.

Rummel was found in a park in Portland in 1993.

The police had determined that he had committed suicide by shooting himself in the mouth with a pistol on August 6, 1993.

Ron, Philip and 5 other individuals had been collaborating on a little magazine called “The Alien Digest”.

It was starting to get a fairly wide circulation when Ron was found in the park.

(CLICK TO ENLARGE ABOVE – – Creston was Ron Rummel)

Phil Schneider, with his one-track conspiracy mind-set, immediately decided that his friend had been murdered.

Because this story was posted when the Internet was just beginning in the ‘90s, it has taken on a life of its own and been copied and circulated over and over.

Circular knowledge is not knowledge at all, it is just repeating what someone else says.

By the way, the proof of Schneider’s lies in the math.

Take Phil’s age and his time on various jobs he claimed to do, certainly try and consider time at college for his supposed degrees, which never existed anyway so scratch the college time and you’ll see that he would have been 17 years old when he went to work for the government.  Phil stated that he worked in Dulce in 1979.

He claimed he was one of three people to survive the 1979 fire fight between the Greys and the US intelligence and military at the Dulce underground base.

Phil was found dead in January of 1996, supposedly due to what some one-track conspiracy-minded folks like to claim as an “execution style murder”.

The  Clackamas County Coroner’s office finally concluded that it was suicide.

No, Schneider was not murdered.

Schneider had suffered from multiple physical illnesses  (brittle bone syndrome – osteoporosis, cancer and self-inflicted injuries.)

He had intense chronic pain all of the time.

But above all, Phil Schneider suffered from self-inflicting, self-mutilating psychological disorder, mental instability and delusive illness.

Here is his Social Security disability income (SSI):


An autopsy was performed at the Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s office in Portland, Oregon by Dr. Gunson, and she determined that Philip had committed suicide by wrapping a rubber catheter hose three times around his neck, and half-knotting in front.

The late Gabe Valdez who was the State Patrol Officer in charge of the Dulce area for many years, also stated that Schneider’s death was a suicide, after examining the autopsy report:

(ABOVE – – an excellent book written by Gabe Valdez’s son, Greg Valdez in which he exposes Phil Schneider as a fraud)


Cynthia Schneider Drayer was the person who actually came up with the murder theory.

Cynthia didn’t get this idea from actual evidence but from her mother, who had a psychic vision and concluded that Phil was murdered.

Cynthia also claimed that her dad, Frank Martain, was killed in Albuquerque in 1952 as part of another conspiracy involving the government.

Her inconsistent story also claimed that Phil’s hands were tied when he was found dead and then later claimed they were by his side.

Her story has many inconsistencies, making Phil’s involvement in Dulce extremely unlikely and not credible.

Cynthia Drayer quickly started requesting money in her correspondence with Gabe Valdez because, she claimed, Phil did not have life insurance.

Cynthia has provided much of the rumors about Phil.

There are claims that Phil was killed with piano wire, but the autopsy report clearly indicates that he died with surgical tubing around his neck.

The piano wire theory was part of the psychic vision and not actual evidence.

Take caution with any website or person claiming he was killed with piano wire, because he was not.”



Phil Schneider did not tell his bogus story till 1995.

Phil had never heard of “Project Gasbuggy”.

(ABOVE – – schematic drawing of Project Gasbuggy, conducted by the Atomic Energy Commission on December 10, 1967, about 22 miles southwest of Dulce, New Mexico to ease the flow of natural gas in the area)

Yet Schneider claimed to be a knowledgeable “geologist” and explosive expert.

Schneider was never able or willing to prove his allegations, such as showing the entrance to the Dulce base or where tunnels he drilled were located.

Phil Schneider repeated information about underground bases that was already in print.

Phil Schneider quoted “word for wordmaterial already written by other researchers:

(ABOVE – – another con artist Cherry Hinkle who initially went by “Anne West”)

(ABOVE – – the alleged Thomas E. Castello, whose existence has never been proven)

(ABOVE – – the late Paul Bennewitz of Albuquerque, New Mexico who in 1979 first became convinced that there was a Dulce underground base under the Archuleta Mesa)

(ABOVE – – John Lear, propagator of “alien myths”)

(ABOVE – -another con artist, Al Bielek)

(ABOVE – – BRANTON, a.k.a., Alan B. deWalton, author of “Dulce Wars”)

(ABOVE – – Tal Levesque, a.k.a., Jason Bishop III, early promoter of the Dulce Base myth and originator of the underground tunnels map of the United States):

(ABOVE – – Bob Lazar, who was said to have manipulated his buddy John Lear‘s insinuation of 1989 that in 1975, there was an altercation between U.S. Delta Forces and alien entities in a U.S. underground facility, suggesting that it was under Groom Lake/Area 51)


In other words, Phil Schneider practically “hijacked” Bob Lazar‘s dubious insinuation of 1989  that in 1975 there was an altercation between a U.S. elite military force and alien entities in an underground base, suggested to be under Groom Lake/Area 51   (John Lear credited this allegation to Bob Lazar, Lear’s good buddy)   and then Schneider, in turn, conveniently made himself a “protagonist” in a new fabricated tale  (changing the location to Dulce, New Mexico and the year to 1979)  since no one else had done it before.

Phil Schneider did not bring forward any new information, not already in circulation.

Schneider did put on a good show for any “newbie” to the Info.

He did tie together many aspects of the material.

He did correlate the data in a dramatic “story” format that flowed well.

He put a personal face on all the material and that was compelling.

Phil said “I got shot in the chest with one of the aliens’ weapons, which was a box on their body, that blew a hole in me and gave me a nasty dose of cobalt radiation.  I have had cancer because of that”.

Radioactive cobalt is used for commercial and medical purposes.  Exposure to high levels of cobalt can result in lung and heart effects and dermatitis.  Phil may have gotten his exposure to cobalt by undergoing radiation therapy treatment of deep-seated cancer.

But, there are no “Cobalt Weapons” except in “Flash Gordon” stories.

Later, Phil said “right now I am dying of cancer that I contracted because of my work for the federal government”.

Phil said he had a “Rhyolite-38” clearance factor – one of the highest in the world.

Rhyolite was a top-secret surveillance satellite system developed at TRW.   Rhyolite is referred in SIGINT (Signal Intelligence) satellites.  Phil was not involved with this type of work.

No, he did not have a Rhyolite clearance.

No, Phil Schneider was nothing more than a narcissistic liar and fabricator.

But one thing Schneider succeeded was in staging his own “murder” as a last resort in order to relieve himself of physical pain and, at the same time, creating a legacy of immortal personality cult among many of the brainwashed, gullible folks who inhabit the world of Ufology.



From G. Clinton:

What I know about Phil Schneider:


“This morning in the state of boredom I decided to look up and see if I can find anything about people I used to know on Google.

Imagine my surprise to find that there was a cult of Phil Schneider who I knew very well in 1977 though 1980.

I moved to Portland, Oregon in 1977 unemployed and very short on funds.  I moved into a very cheap rooming house

Shortly after I moved in Phil Schneider moved in.  It didn’t take me very long at all to realize that he was a liar.  And I thought he was mentally ill.

His missing fingers:

He told me that he had lost them when he was working in eastern Oregon as a lineman when he had some sort of mishap on a pole (frankly I no longer recall the details; it has been nearly 40 years).

His chest wound:

I took him to the hospital.

One day as I was talking to other roomers in the common room, Phil came down the stairs with blood on his shirt saying he’d been shot.  A story he quickly changed to somehow being inflicted by a passing car having losing a snow stud which struck him in the chest causing the wounds.  No one present believed him, of course, but it was certainly not the time for discussions of his credibility.  I took him to the hospital.

After a short time one of the ER doctors came up to me and asked if I had any influence with Phil.  I said,”not really.”  The doctor said that they would like to keep him for a psych evaluation but had no grounds to do so.  I was asked to try to convince Phil to voluntarily submit.

At this point and having my own suspicions I said to the doctor, ” you suspect it’s self-inflicted?”  The doctor said, yes.

I did talk to Phil a little bit, of course he refused.

I wish I could remember which hospital in Portland it was.  Unfortunately I just don’t.  But there should be records.

This happened in possibly late 77 more likely 78 perhaps even early 79.

There is more I could talk about.  But none of it would be particularly germaine.

By the time I parted company with Phil, entirely, probably sometime in 1980, I was of the very solid opinion that Phil was disturbed and probably a danger to himself but not others   (I should note here that I’m completely unqualified in any clinical sense to say these things.)

Now I know that no one has any particular reason to give my testimony any credibility.

But, there it is.  I hope that this may help slightly for some people to be suspicious of anything he said.  I certainly was and am.

Phil Schneider was not a horrible person.  Hell was certainly at some level delusional.  He was for a short time a very flawed friend of mine.”


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