January 26, 2009

A Breakthrough: The Dale Graff Interview


Air Force Given the clear indications that something was going on at Wright Air Force Base during the late 1970s, possibly in parallel with either the FTD remote viewing work, the Project Blue Book activities, or both (or neither).  One thing that the timeline and the appearance of that common MJ-12 "philosophy" tells us is that all of those stories were created much earlier than when the public first received them through Ufologists Moore, Pratt and others. 

In his efforts to bolster the information found in Collin’s Exempt From Disclosure ,  Bruce Maccabee lets slip a tiny detail – he received details directly from Kellerstrass that only a year later was finally made public in the form of the "MJ-12" disclosures, and provided by allegedly "anonymous" sources. 

In order to determine the truth of Ernie Kellerstrass’ claims, and to better understand potential connections with the FTD remote viewing research, we decided to make contact with the elusive "Dale Graff" – that "guy in the office" who was supposedly telling Ernie stories about EBE, a book that detailed aliens visiting during the time of Christ, and more.

Dale Graff’s Current Status

Dale Graff Prior to my discussions with him, Dale Graff had just recently moved, so it took a few email exchanges to hammer out a good day and time for a conversation.  However, Dale responded positively to my initial inquiry for a phone interview to discuss his remote viewing work at FTD in the 1970’s and his recent work and books on consciousness .  I hoped to learn more about this mysterious man who is often quoted as a source by Collins and the "Aviary" crew, but remains a silent background character who has virtually little (if any) involvement in the UFO arena.

The Dale Graff Interview

Dale Graff is currently retired, but actively working with a research group on consciousness studies and "dreams."  I contacted Dale on Sept 9, 2007 via email, and a few days later I received a polite and cordial response from Dale that he would be more than happy to discuss topics for a possible interview with us.

Upon calling Dale, I was struck by his soft-spoken nature, his enormous insight and intelligence, and his open willingness to talk about the phenomenon of psychic ability and the ufo phenomenon.He is very knowledgable about the entire paranormal field, including both the psychic phenomenon and the UFO phenomenon.  Dale had the pleasure of working under Tony (Anthony) Cacciopo, so Dale enjoyed access to many of the Blue Book investigations, and for a short period sat in the room where the "red phone" was while waiting for his clearances to pass for the remote viewing research.

During this phonecall, we spoke for about an hour regarding the history of the Remote Viewing program, and his part in it.  We discussed his hypothesis regarding the source of the psychic phenomenon, the success rates that were realized during the remote viewing program, and the subsequent fall-out toward the end of the Remote Viewing program related to his reasons for retiring. Dale now conducts his own private research in the area of psychic phenomenon as related to dreams, and more recently short-term precognition studies, which we hope to report on here at RU in the near future, if Dale is willing.

 Toward the end of our conversation, I asked Dale about his time at Wright Patterson working at FTD on the AF Remote Viewing research projects.  I asked  him specifically about the claims that were made by Ernie Kellerstrass in his interview with Bruce Maccabee (and his claims made to Bob Collins as well).  The following transcript is from my scribbled short-hand notes that I kept during the phone interview. 

Unfortunately, after I let it slip to Bob Collins, Kit Green, and Hal Puthoff that I was in contact with Dale Graff, Dale informed me that "someone" had warned him off from talking with us.  After a few more emails, I stopped hearing from Dale Graff completely.  This was unfortunate, because I personally liked Dale a great deal.  He was one of the first authentic and truly "nice" people that I’ve ever met in the course of my own investigations. I will greatly miss the potentially fascinating and interesting discussions we could have continued having.

I’ve highlighted a few of the critical points that took place at the end of our phone conversation below.

Ryan:   Dale – there was a book written in 2005 by Bob Collins called Exempt from Disclosure…

Dale: Yes – I know Bob and he did work at FTD when I was there.  I left FTD in 1981 and I’m almost certain I met him there and met him off and on a few times.  We’ve exchanged some letters at one time (during the time before emails).  I’ve talked to him and know a little bit about him but don’t know this latest book.

Ryan: Well, some of the latest information that is in there has some claims that go back to one of his core sources – Ernie Kellerstrass…

Dale: Ahh yes – I know Ernie quite well.  I used to work for him!  He was at one time, for about a year, he was my division chief (branch chief) so I had a professional working relationship with Colonel Ernie Kellerstrass.  

Ernie and I had some very long discussions over the years, usually after duty because we didn’t want anyone to know we were talking about any of this stuff.

Ryan: In Maccabee’s background paper on Collins sources, he did an interview with Ernie in 1985, and Ernie claimed you had told him certain information that you had seen a saucer and bodies, that you had seen a secret “yellow book”….

Dale (almost choking):   I have no idea where all that came from?!  That is absolutely not true!

Ryan: Right…that’s why I wanted to get in touch with you to see if any of those claims were at all true?

Dale : NO WAY [laugh]…I’ve always been open minded and have always had a strong interest in ET life and any evidence whatsoever of ufo’s and crafts and the real story behind Roswell, Hanger 18 and all that (notes are ineligible here)….but if somebody said that I told anybody that I ever said I have seen an alien craft at Wright Patterson AFB, or anywhere at all , that’s an incorrect statement.  I’ve NEVER made that statement to anyone.  I’ve never even seen a UFO!

 

Ryan: Why do you think they would make up these kinds of stories…?

Dale: One of the reasons Bob Collins and I departed ways a little bit – he was saying things, even back in the 80’s, that sounded like he was pushing our conversations in a direction which we weren’t even at, or making statements and I don’t know where he got any of that from…

There was a lot of speculation going on, and I think this thing about yellow book…there were always different colored documents going around that signified different levels of clearance, some blue, pink, yellow – content was usually some operational project that was very sensitive, but nothing to do with some secret files of a crashed UFO or whatever he’s talking about.  I don’t know what he’s talking about, but it’s certainly nothing that I’ve ever said!

Ryan: So most of these talks with Ernie were just hypothesizing what the phenomenon could possibly be?

Dale: Yeah – just “gee wiz” kind of talk.

 

Ryan: Do you think there’s any reason Ernie would make up any of this about you?

[Removed some private comments about Ernie at Dale’s request]

Dale:   …I was always guarded with our discussions.  He (Ernie) was a very helpful individual and very supportive, but it wasn’t really well known in the organization that I was involved in the Remote Viewing research.  I happened to be assigned to his group for a certain time…it was classified so some of the stuff I couldn’t even share with him.

Because it was such a political hot potato – only a few people in the organization were allowed to be read into the project, and I think at one point I had a lot of meetings, about once a month, with the chief scientist (Dr. Cacciopo).  He came in mostly from the psychological side – he was very interested in the topic and just wanted personal updates, and there were times I’d be in his office late at night and we were just shooting the breeze discussing the phenomenon of remote viewing – the source of it – the kind of things we’re discussing here.  I don’t even remember having any discussions with Cacciopo about UFO’s!

Ryan: If anyone had ever said you and Cacciopo had gone to a number of high level classified meetings, would those meetings most likely have been related to the Remote Viewing research that you were involved with at the time?

Dale: Yes, absolutely.

Analysis and Summary

Based on some of the descriptions about Ernie, the odds aren’t looking too good for Kellerstrass. 

From Bob Collins:

"Ernie was a short pudgy type of person who always seemed to have a menacing, intimidating attitude typical of AF Colonels of the time, yet full of fear and paranoia when talking about UFOs, MJ-12 and aliens, always saying that someone else had told him those stories."

Hal Puthoff (in an email to me in 2007 after already learning about our interview):

"Met him only once, in the ’80’s, so memory is vague.  Friendly host  for our mtg.  Certainly convinced of the ET presence because of firsthand exposure to at least one event.  Bruce Maccabee’s "Hawk Tales" captures his  claims in detail.  Difficulty in assessing his viewpoints is that Dale  Graff, whose opinion I value after having known him as my contract monitor for ~  a decade, first at FTD, then DIA, claimed Ernie exaggerates.  Don’t know if  this is the truth, or if Dale is dissembling."

Dr. Kit Green:  

"HIGHLY VOLUBLE, PRESSURED SPEECH, POOR LISTENER"

Bob Collins tells a number of amazing tales in his book, Exempt From Disclosure, regarding Ernie’s valliant efforts throughout the MJ-12 affair and throughout the 1980’s to impress upon certain producers the "legitimacy" of sources and to create intrigue surrounding the story.

Who is the mysteriouis Ernie Kellerstrass? Why has he gotten away with hiding in the shadows behind Bob Collins and Rick Doty for so many years – never taking the fall when the story falls apart?  Does the story really start with Ernie?  Or is Ernie just another believer – whose mind became captured by the stories that he was "fed" back in the late 1970’s?  If so – where did the stories actually come from, and who really created them?

Believers would probably answer with the age old stereotypical cliche – the Air Force.  However, those who’ve been following along with this plot and with the characters, behaviors, and ultimately the profits enjoyed by many of those who’ve hid in the background all of these years – the answer seems far less complicated and much less esoteric than certain people would like you to think. The answer lies right in front of our faces, yet so many folks still cling to long-standing new-age UFO beliefs strengthened and cemented by these fabricated stories, and they refuse to see the men behind the curtain…even as the curtain slides cleanly to the side.

Please check back often – in future updates we’ll be reviewing some of the fascinating stories Dale Graff provided earlier in the interview, about Project Blue Book and the nature of psychic phenomenon.







January 24, 2009

The U.S. Government’s Remote Viewing Cult


RV Founders

Like many other belief systems that are born from any pseudo-scientific examination of paranormal concepts, the government’s analysis of the psychic phenomenon eventually resulted in a whole community of believers within the government’s scientific community.

In 1979, when the DIA took over funding and tasking of remote viewing research, interest within intelligence and scientific circles was spreading rapidly.  While the majority of folks who were in charge of funding and tasking of this specific government experimental research were believers, there was also a contingent of scientists who were not quite as enthusiastic about the subject matter under analysis.  As Kenneth Kress pointed out in his analysis, many government insiders felt that SRI’s procedures and experimental controls were quite unscientific.  By 1980, project “GRILL FLAME” was the collective code for all ongoing projects under the collective oversight of the DIA.  SRI alone was estimated to run close to $1 million annually (Schnabel). (This is valued at $2.9 million in 2006)

Headquarters for GRILL FLAME were Fort Meade, Maryland.  This was the location where the NSA and the Army’s INSCOM conducted a majority of the RV research.  In 1979, very few individuals knew of the existence of the government’s RV program.  According to a particular Army memo: “Access is limited to those personnel approved on a ‘by name’ basis.”  It was at this point when most of the military folks began undergoing Swann’s “training” procedures, which were mostly based upon the principles of Scientology’s “auditing” procedures.

Listed here are the individuals who were influenced either directly or indirectly from their interactions with SRI labs, remote viewing research, and/or the established “training/auditing” procedures that were involved.  In almost all cases, you can see how this period of “research” in the government’s history resulted in the formation of a cult, of sorts.  Today, you can find most of these individuals still actively supporting a set of beliefs that’s based more on faith than on science.

Members of the U.S. Government Remote Viewing Cult of the 1970’s

The following comes from “Doc Hambone’s” research found here.

Skip Atwater – From 1978 to 1988, Skip Atwater was the Operations and Training Officer for U.S. Army Intel remote viewing surveillance program.  He worked closely with the SRI RV program and trained intelligence personnel to remote view.  After retiring in 1988, became Research Director at The Monroe Institute – he has published technical research on methods for expanding consciousness.

Lyn BuchananLyn Buchanan – Remote Viewer with INSCOM/DIA at Fort Meade from 1984-1992.

Ed Dames – INSCOM/DIA remote viewing program at Fort Meade.  Claims to have been trained, along with five others, by Ingo Swann in 1983.  Conducted RV operations from 1983/84-1987/88.

Werner Erhard – Former Scientologist who in the mid-70’s financed Jack Sarfatti and the Physics/Consciousness Research Group.  Also gave funds to the SRI remote viewing project.

Keith Harary – long time subject in the SRI remote-viewing study, starting in late 1979/early 1980.

Edwin May – Joined SRI remote viewing program in 1976.  Became the head of the program after Hal Puthoff left in 1985.

Joseph McMoneagle – Military remote viewer with INSCOM/DIA at Fort Meade from 1978-84.  Worked as a consultant to SRI and SAIC.  In 1978, met Hal Puthoff and colleagues at SRI and became involved with their experiments in remote viewing.

David Morehouse – Military remote viewer with the INSCOM/DIA program.  Served from 1988-90 at Ft. Meade during SUN STREAK.

Sen. Clairborne Pell – Along with Charlie Rose, one of Washington’s biggest supporters of psychic research.  In 1988 he introduced a bill to get government funding for the new age group the National Committee on Human Resources (Al Gore was a co-sponsor).  On the advisory board of the International Association of Near-Death Studies, and on the board of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and the Human Potential Foundation.

Michael Persinger – Conducted research on “neuron-impacts” of various EMFs and ELFs.  Previously funded by Navy, is/was friend of C.B. Jones and other government signal propagation experts, and did research on the effects of electromagnetic radiation on the brain for a Pentagon weapons project.  Former Boss – Jack Verona.  Informal advisor to SRI’s remote viewing program.

Pat Price – After participating in an early SCANATE experiment, Price joined the remote viewing program at SRI.  Price died in 1975 (under questionable circumstances).  1974 – left SRI and allegedly worked for the CIA with Ken Kress as his handler. (Schnabel)  Rumors have circulated that Price had been murdered by the KGB, or that he faked his death and continued to work for the CIA.

puthoffHarold “Hal” Puthoff – During the 60’s, served as an officer in the Navy at the NSA at Fort Meade, Maryland.  Worked for 8 years in the Microwave Lab at Stanford University.  Joined SRI in 1971 as a specialist in laser physics.  Headed the SRI remote viewing program from 1972-1985.  Since 1985 has been the Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin, initially working for Bill Church full time working on alternative fuel sources and zero-point energy. According to Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird, in The Secret Life of Plants, while at SRI, Puthoff did experiments with chicken eggs.  Using a Scientology e-meter, he attempted to see if an egg would react if another was broken nearby.   Also is President of Earthtech International at the same address as the IAS.  Puthoff worked with Robert Bigelow and NIDS.

Dean Radin – Took a leave of absence from Bell Labs in 1985, and spent the entire year at SRI International, working with Hal Puthoff and Ed May.  Since then, his academic research has been exclusively on psi phenomena, and industrial research at least 20% psi.  As of 1996, was working with Joe McMoneagle in a project remote-viewing future technology.  Once funded by the Bigelow Foundation.  Prior to becoming President of the Boundary Institute, he was in charge of a psi research program at Interval Research Corp in Palo Alto, California.  Dean Radin earned a BSEE in EE, with honors, from Univ. of Mass, and an MS in EE and PhD in Educational Psychology, both from Univ. of Ill.  For 10 years was a member of technical staff at AT&T Bell Labs and later a principle member of the tech staff at GTE Labs, where he was engaged in R&D on a wide variety of advanced telecommunications products and systems.

Mel Riley – Military remote-viewer at Ft. Meade, 1978-1990.  RV session with Riley monitored by Ed Dames was shown in “Psi-Files: The Real X-files”, written and narrated by Jim Schnabel.  Riley left the Army in 1991, and lives in Wisconsin, where he is considered to be an expert in American Indian culture.

Charlie Rose – Congressional Democrat from NC, and one of the bigger supporters of the government remote viewing program.  Friends with Ingo Swann and Jack Verona.

Stephan Schwartz – Former Navy officer and psychic researcher.  Schwartz helped procure a submarine for a July 1977 experiment with SRI.  These experiments included some on behalf of Dale Graff of the Air Force.  A Research associate with the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory.

Paul Smith : Joined the operational remote viewing unit at Ft. Meade from 1983 to 1990.  Personally trained by Ingo Swann at SRI-International.  He was the primary author of the government RV program’s CRV training manual, and served as theory instructor for new CRV trainee personnel, as well as recruiting assessment officer and unit security officer.  Prior to this, he was with an INSCOM operations unit in Germany.

albert stubblebineGeneral Albert Stubblebine:  Former head of U.S. Army Intelligence & Security Command (INSCOM) 1981 – 1984.  Signed classified contracts with the Monroe Institute.  Former box with Col. John Alexander, and the two have held numerous “spoon-bending” parties.  Married to ufologist Rima Laibow.  Soon after becoming head of INSCOM, Stubblebine began a program called the “High Performance Task Force”, a series of methods to improve his officer’s performance.  These ranged from the neruo-linquistic programming of Tony Robbins to the hemisynch tapes of the Monroe Institute, where Stubblebine often sent his officers.  Following an incident involving an officer having a psychotic episode at the Monroe Institute, Stubblebine resigned in 1984.

Ingo Swann – Swann helped establish Scientology’s “Celebrity Center” in Los Angeles.  According to Peter Tomkins and Chirstopher Bird, Swann “attributes his success to techniques he learned in Scientology”.   Swann and Puthoff attended the First International Congress on Psychotronic Research in Prague, Czechoslovakia.  “Ingo was there to present a paper on the Scientology paradigm as model for developing and exploring paranormal abilities.” (Targ, Russell and Puthoff, Harold E, pg 42)  He is/was friends with Rep. Charlie Rose.  He left the program in 1988.

Russell Targ – “Russell Targ is a senior research physicist at Stanford Research Institute, having joined their electronics and bioengineering laboratory in 1972. Prior to that, he spent 10 years in laser and plasma physics research with Sylvania Corporation, developing gas lasers…He is also president of the Parapsychology Research Group, Inc., in Palo Alto, California.” (Mitchell, Edgar, Psychic Exploration, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1974, pg 522-3).  In 1982, Targ left SRI and founded Delphi Associates with Keith Harary. Delphi Associates was a consultancy which sought to apply psi to finding oil, gas, etc. Using Harary as a viewer, they claimed to have successfully traded in the silver market. (Targ and Harary, pg 176)
In Spring, 1982, Targ turned in a research report to his DIA contract manager at SRI, Jim Salyer. Salyer and the DIA considered his work to be unprofessional, and they soon refused to pay his salary.  Under SRI rules, Targ had eight months to find new funding. In early 1983, he left SRI, reportedly claiming that he left because he didn’t like the military applications of psychic research. (Schnabel, Jim, Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America’s Psychic Spies, Dell, 1997, pg 264)

Charles Tart – Around 1979, SRI funded a project of Tart’s which screened university students and faculty for psychic ability.  Currently teaching (as of 1997) at Univ of Las Vegas as part of Robert Bigelow’s Bigelow Chair of Consciousness Studies.

Ed Thompson – Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence (ACSI), US Army, 1977-81. During this time, he was briefed by SRI on the remote viewing program. After having tried it himself, viewing a Masonic temple near the target train station, Thompson set up Project Grill Flame at Fort Meade.  Thompson left the Army in 1985.

Jack Vorona – Former head of DIA’s Scientific and Technical Intelligence Directorate.  Oversaw the funding and tasking of Grill Flame.  Oversaw “Sleeping Beauty” – which dealt with researching microwaves and how they effect the human mind. (Schnabel).  Friends with Rep Charlie Rose.  Retired late 1989.

Dr. Jolly West – West was a veteran of CIA’s MKULTRA, and worked on interrogation techniques using hypnosis and LSD.  West allegedly once killed an elephant by grossly overestimating a dose of LSD.  According to an anonymous BBC television reporter, West headed up the medical oversight for the Ft. Meade remote-viewing operational unit. (Alex Constantine).  According to Schnabel, he was a member of the medical oversight board for Science Applications International Corp (SAIC) remote-viewing research in the early 1990s.



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January 22, 2009

ROTTEN TO THE CORE: THE ROSWELL MYTH AND MJ-12 HOAX


MJ12 To explain the lack of any unambiguous (especially physical) evidence in the public domain to support the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis (ETH), conventional wisdom in UFOlogy tells us this is because (depending on which version of the constantly changing story one wishes to believe) an alien spaceship (or two) and it’s three (or four) pilots, one of which survived for some time afterwards (or not), crashed near Roswell (or San Augustin), New Mexico in 1947 and was secretly recovered by the military without a trace.

Then, as the Myth goes, in response to what would arguably be one of the greatest scientific discovery of all time, the “temporary” government formed a shadow government with zero accountably to anybody else, including the successors to the President that formed it.  This alleged secret government was supposedly comprised of twelve well-placed officials known as the Majestic (or Majic) 12 (or MJ-12 for short).  It’s purpose was allegedly to suppress any and all evidence of ET visitation. That suppression would have required a worldwide coverup, 24/7, for over 60 years, without fail, sans a few minor “leaks” (sans any veritable evidence, of course). 

Presumably this coverup was conducted because the public couldn’t handle the truth.  The truth being, the “disturbing” message that Jesus was an alien or that humans taste like chicken to our Reptilian Overlords from Zeta Reticuli perhaps?  Additionally, the private government’s motive was allegedly to secretly reverse engineer the captured alien technology in order to… well, apparently nobody’s really sure.

Pursuant to this claim is the notion that (according to Kit Green) at some point “in the 70’s and 80’s” (coincidentally around the same time the Myth was created), MJ-12 was disbanded and the “singularly unsuccessful” task of reverse engineering alien technology was transferred into the private sector.  This is where the supporters, if not as we suspect the very originators, of the “core story” – aided by their impressive (former) credentials and an apparently unlimited supply of anonymous “insider” sources – have been singularly successful in securing funding (to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars by some accounts) for their pseudoscientific “research.”

There is only one problem.  According to the historical record, none of the handful or so of individuals who were directly involved in the Roswell incident, and handled the debris in 1947, said at the time that there was anything “other worldly” about the “tinfoil, paper, tape, and sticks” that the rancher “Mac” Brazel , reportedly found.  Consequently, the incident rapidly faded into obscurity, sans a few (most likely completely unrelated) rumors over the years.  That is, until one of those individuals, Jesse Marcel , came forward (according to professional UFOlogist and proven charlatan Stanton Friedman) over 30 years later with a slightly different tale to tell in 1978.  All of a sudden, several more “witnesses” with even more fantastic stories to tell about what happened in 1947 started to appear, seemingly out of nowhere.

Next up…

[after telling Agent J that they’re going to check the “hot sheets,” Agent K pulls up to a newsstand and buys a pile of supermarket tabloids]

Agent J: *These* are the hot sheets?

Agent K: Best investigative reporting on the planet. But go ahead, read the New York Times if you want. They get lucky sometimes.



Filed under: Aviary,The Core Story,Ufology History — Tags: , , , — Access Denied @ 3:01 am




January 21, 2009

George Knapp Interviews Gary Bekkum on C2C


Gary Bekkum

On January 20, 2009, George Knapp interviews Gary Bekkum on Coast to Coast AM.

George Knapp provided a summary to Jack Sarfatti’s list.  I will summarize the summary here:

The discussion centered around if and how the government monitors the UFO field, and what type of material is usually discussed on groups like Sarfatti’s list.

Gary speculated regarding the following topics:

  • The possibility that that U.S. monitoring is because they are convinced of the potential for infiltration there by foreign agents to access information
  • Mentioned Jack Sarfatti’s association (but not being a member of) Aviary folks
  • Said he believed in official, classified working groups on UFOs
  • Referred to the Aviary as publicly portrayed inaccurately as a "dark cabal, akin to MJ12."
  • Talked about high level, exclusive discussion groups like Jack’s list, made up of people with high-level clearances who discuss UFO-related ideas
  • Names discussed: Uri Geller, John Alexander, Bruce Maccabee, (said he wasn’t sure about Doty and Collins)
  • Mentioned Kit Green briefly
  • Talked about Dan Smith at length and why he hired Gus Russo to investigate
  • Discussed pieces of the Stargate FOIA documents

You can catch the radio show here .  I plan to do so and then provide a second review covering the issues, and discussing the accuracy/inaccuracy of the material discussed in the Interview.

In a brief overview of the topics and some of the things Gary discussed, it appears that he speculated a great deal as he is known to do.  However, given that this was a radio talk show where speculation is part of the discussion, that’s surely his right.   However, based on the synopsis, there is certainly one major issue that RU takes issue with.

"Intelligence agencies could be using the Internet as a social control experiment. He cited Project Serpo (about a human/ET exchange) as an example of a possible disinformation leak that was introduced in order to observe how the information spreads and changes."

While Gary Bekkum’s guess is eerily close to the mark, unfortunately he completely misses the target by blaming "Intelligence agencies" for Project Serpo.  U.S. Intelligence agencies, or the U.S. military, had nothing to do with Project Serpo or related MJ-12 documents.  However, ironically Gary’s speculation partially hits the mark – as we will continue to lay out here in upcoming updates.



Filed under: Aviary,Remote Viewing,Serpo — Tags: , , , , , — RyanDube @ 11:21 am




Bruce Maccabee Interviews Ernie “Hawk” Kellerstrass


2007 Mufon Symposium According to the publication, "An Estimate of the Situation: The Extraterrestrial Hypothesis," presented at the 2007 MUFON International UFO Symposium, allegedly an AF Colonel (possibly former) and Rick Doty contacted Moore initially in September of 1980.  Taking this date into consideration, it’s important to dig further back into the ongoing activities of these individuals prior to 1980, before they started interfacing more often with UFO researchers.  The important clues in tracing back the activities of Rick Doty and any other individuals involved in the MJ12 scam include following where same philosophy might have showed up prior to making its appearance in the materials passed to Pratt, Moore, Howe, and so many other researchers after 1979/1980.

2005 – Bruce Maccabee Releases Hawk Tales

Hawk Tales , a 2005 article written by Bruce Maccabee, was described by Bruce himself as a "supplement" to Robert Collins’ 2005 book Exempt from Disclosure .   This background document was largely forgotten during the aftermath of Exempt from Disclosure and much of the Serpo-related drama that followed.  However, this intriguing document written by Bruce Maccabee provides a great deal of hidden treasures.  In it, Maccabbee writes:

“This article presents a book’s worth of information that was left out of the book , information that provides a historical foundation for Collins’ investigation.”

You can often learn more about the items that are left out , than you do from the items found within.

Not only does Maccabee’s Hawk Tales provide a historical foundation – it also shares a great deal of information concerning Collins (and Doty’s) sources.  This article includes references to names and events that took place at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in 1979 and earlier.  Keeping in mind the identities of Moore’s sources of the bogus Aquarius and MJ-12 information (Rick Doty and other individuals who present themselves as "Air Force"), in Maccabbee’s writeup we learn a little more information about those sources, and what went on in the years just before Moore  and other UFO researchers were contacted and fed regurgitated UFO stories and information.

In the introduction, Maccabee writes:

“One of the main sources of information was a Lt. Col. Of the Air Force, herein referred to by his ‘aviary’ code name, ‘Hawk’ (as explained in the book, pg 8).  Hawk retired from the Foreign Technology division (FTD) at Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) in 1979, about 4 years before Collins started working there.  Collins learned about Hawk’s interest in the UFO subject from a mutual acquaintance .  Subsequently, Hawk provided valuable information to Collins’ research activities in the latter half of the 1980’s."

Hawk, as most researchers who are familiar with the famed Aviary as defined by Moore now know, is Ernie Kellerstrass. In the article, Macabbee describes some of the information Kellerstrass shared with him in this interview held in 1985 and 1986.  As Maccabee points out in his introduction, this information Kellerstrauss was sharing with him in this interview was only 5 years after the publication of Moore and Berlitz’s book The Roswell Incident .  Even more significantly, it was also a year before the alleged “MJ-12” documents and information would be released to the general public .  Bruce Maccabee had little idea, at the time of these interviews, that a group of “insiders” were also talking to Moore, Pratt, Shandara, Howe, and others about the same exact ideas and during the same time period.  It appears that by 1985, those responsible for spreading those documents were finally out in full force and interfacing with a whole list of Ufologists in an effort to get the "core story" out into the UFO arena.

However, Macabbee’s document in particular, when placed within the context of other events that were taking place at the Foreign Technology Division at Wright AFB during this same exact time period mentioned in the document (1975 through 1979) – reveal striking parallels and lead amazingly close to a revelation regarding the source of this disinformation (MJ12), and possibly the motive.

The Maccabee – Kellerstrass Interview in 1985

The article continues on with a transcript of the conversation Maccabee had with Kellerstrass in 1985.  The conversation goes over a multitude of events and names of sources from many years before this 1985 interview, mostly from the 70’s – and those are the critical points that we want to focus on in order to try to identify where the “core story”, or MJ12 philosophy, first started making an appearance.

I will highlight the critical parts of the series of Maccabee/Kellerstrass conversation here:

Bruce Maccabee In the first part of the interview, Kellerstrass describes his only two eye-witness accounts of UFO’s.  One was witnessing some models of experimental aircraft at Wright AFB that matched stereotypical descriptions of UFO’s (cigar and saucer), as well as witnessing an event where a jet that had been scrambled to intercept a UFO over Japan got shot down.  Other than those two “eye-witness” events – he admits that everything else he "knows" about Aliens and UFO’s were told to him through 1st and/or 2nd hand accounts.

By the third conversation – Kellerstrauss provides the name of one of his central sources, who turns out to be none other than “this one fellow in 1978” – Dale Graff .  The comical part of this interview is that Kellerstrass assumes that Dale Graff didn’t know that Ernie’s "other source" was also in touch with him (Ernie).  He is completely oblivious to the possibility that Graff and the other source could actually not be “independent from the other” at all.  Ernie claims that the matching information from two sources proves it’s true…overlooking the possibility that matching information from two sources could indicate collaboration.

Interview Excerpts:

H – Ernie Kellerstrass, B – Bruce Maccabee

“December 19, 1985

H:    Everything I have relayed (regarding Bob) is from that one visit, what, 1963 or 4, sometime in there.
B:    Yeah, you said 1964.
H:    Yeah, when I was there in ’64. So all I do is relate that plus things that were confirmed by this one fellow (Dale Graff) in 1978 .  So my information is only until 1978 or early ’79, that time frame.  And what it was is that in ’78-79 the conversations were with somebody (Dale) completely independent from the other (Bob. H)…(DG) who did not know that I knew the other information (from Bob.H. ).”

A little further down in the conversation, Graff gets mentioned again, and this time Maccabee, hearing the name for the first time, asks for more specific information about him.

Interestingly, Kellerstrass attempts to brush off the name as “Just a fellow who was in the office.” However, it becomes quite apparent before long that Dale Graff is actually a central source of most of the more sensational parts of the story.  In particular, the parts that we now recognize today (in 2009) as making up much of the core of what exists in the MJ12 documents, and serves as a central philosophy of the documents – as well as the central philosophy for almost all related releases that would eventually come from Rick Doty and his group down the road – including Project Serpo in 2005.

“B:    Oh.  So he probably didn’t need any clearance to tour the FAA facility.
H:    Right,  He didn’t do the other part.  But he took the tour.  It was all planned back then.   Although Dale Graff told me in the spring of ’79 that everything was as I had said.  He told me (what he knew), and then later on I told him what I knew, and he said, “Yes, it’s still there.”
B:    Hmmmm.   And, uh, who is that?
H:    Just a fellow who was in the office.  He’s super, super, super sensitive, but he’s the guy….
B:    A guy who was in the office where you worked?
H:    Yeah, where I worked.  He’s the guy that… We were talking one day and he said “You should have read the book. Then you’d get some really interesting information.”
B:    Oh, yeah.  OK.
disclosure-alien H:    And then he told me about this book (a reference to the “Yellow Book”?).  He said there were about 40 copies but they were all controlled.  I asked if it was possible to see the book and he said “No, it was just sent back six months ago.”
B:    That was in ’79?
H:    That was early ’79.  So that means the book was sent back sometime in ’78, like either 3 or 6 months before.  So, does that match in with the other book?  (I think this is a reference to the Project Aquarius report.)
B:    We don’t really know the….
H:    …..the publication date?
B:    No, we don’t know that.
H:    Well, he (Graff?) told me the publication was either ’76 or ’77.
B:    Oh, yeah.  Right.  That would agree..
H:    It was what he told me at the time.  Anyway, thing that is interesting is that he told me the name of the people, the race, where they were from and a whole bunch of other little things.  And when RC was talking the other day about a report he had, and he didn’t tell me much about it because told him I didn’t want to know, uh, it turned out that ¾ of what he said was the same .  And the other guy (Dale Graff, referred to herein as DG) said he had read the book.  He said it was about a 100 page book.  In fact, he said it was over that.  He said it was about…let me get back my memory…he said it was a couple if inches thick, hard bound.  Now the thing that is interesting is that he said Dr. Cacciopo (referred to herein as Dr. C ) got the book.  It was sent to him.
B:    Who is that?
H:    He’s the Chief Scientist.  (Dr. Anthony Cacciopo, at that time Chief Scientist at FTD, herein called “C”.)”
B:    Uh, huh!   (Note:  Collins knew Dr. C but had not yet approached him on this subject.)
H:    And, when I talked about the committee meeting, or what have you, (i.e., the committee in charge of UFO/AFC research mentioned above as meeting in a lodge at the northern edge of Albuquerque near the tramway; MJ-12?),  he (DG) said he had accompanied him (Dr. C) out there to these meetings.
B:    This guy you are talking about DG had accompanied Dr. C….?
H:    Dr. C.  And he said Dr. C had attended these meetings.  So what that tells me is, I suspect that Dr. C is a member or a chief advisor to the committee.  Because that is the only way DG knew all of that information that matched with what I had known. "

The next segment of the conversation outlines more of the details which we’ve finally come to recognize.  But the important part of this statement is that the information was coming from Dale Graff in 1979 – around the same time Doty was starting to build up his own activity within Ufology (upcoming reports will detail that activity), as well as the year (1979) when Bruce Maccabee started interfacing with CIA (Kit Green), and it was also the year Bruce noticed that there was an "intersection" between the parapsychology research and Ufology.

The interview as published in Hawk Tales is quite long, but any researcher interested in the history of the MJ12 releases and the source of those documents should carefully read through this interview.  The discussions are too long to outline here, but the following important points were raised in the remainder of the interview.  According to Ernie Kellerstrass:

  • Dr. Dr. Anthony Cacciopo allegedly let Dale Graff read "the book" in 1978, and Dale told Ernie in 1979 what was in the book.
  • The Air Force had 5 (types of) aliens, and "some live ones," and were hiding one
  • Provided early history from 10,000 years ago up to the time of Christ
  • The planet they came from had a double sun
  • Dale Graff and Dr. Cacciopo went to Davis-Monthan AFB to a "major meeting on UFOs"
  • An "OSI fellow" took Dale and two other Army folks Southwest of the AFB to a vault where they "had ’em (aliens) in pictures and they had ’em in tanks"
  • The U.S. had bodies or parts of bodies of three of the five types of aliens
  • An "Arizona group" consisting of 3 males, 2 females (captured in Utah) were originally alive
  • Alien bodies had no nose, round mouth, no ears, no hair, elliptical eyes, and looked like stereotypical alien
  • They (aliens) were vegetarians (based on food found in a tray in the craft)
  • Everyone called the aliens EBE1, EBE2, etc…

Dale Graff

Allegedly Dale Graff described "the book" to Ernie as being about two inches thick, with just under 40 copies available, brown in color and "coded."  Ernie continues to describe his conversations with Dale Graff during the late 1970’s as follows:

"Every once in a while we’d talk at the end of the day and he used to like to talk about the whole paranormal field and all the exotics.  I won’t elaborate but we use to talk for hours on end;  Out of body experiences and all that sort of thing, and he knows that I’ve had some of those experiences ever since I was little and tiny.  So, he used to feel real comfortable talking with me.  And every once in a while he would bring out these oddities related to UFOs.  And he brought out both of those incidents (B52 and trip to Arizona base).  He didn’t elaborate much on them other than that they occurred and the essence of them."

The above interview, if we are to assume that Kellerstrass is passing on an honest version of stories that he was allegedly told, reveals that Dale Graff, as early as 1978, was privately discussing the same exact themes and ideas (the “Philosophy”) that would eventually make its way into the early 80’s versions of the MJ-12 documents, and eventually, Project Serpo.  In 1978, we have Dale Graff discussing:

(1)    A secret book containing information about “EBE”, multiple alien races
(2)    Early history from 10,000 years ago to the time of Christ
(3)    Captured Alien Craft and Bodies/Prisoners
(4)    Aliens as vegetarians
(5)    Their star-system having a double-star, or double-sun.

Other than discussing Aliens with Kellerstraus back in 1978, as outlined in our last article , Dale Graff was acting as a civilian physicist with the Air Force FTD division, and had given a small contract to the SRI research team in order to test the Soviet hypothesis that psi was transmitted via ELF (extremely low frequency) electromagnetic waves.

As outlined in our previous articles, 1978-1979 was clearly a very important year in Remote Viewing research for many reasons.  Additional events of note that took place within this time frame included:

  • DIA took over funding and tasking for the government’s overall RV research.
  • Kit Green began communicating with Maccabee for as much UFO information as possible.
  • Maccabee recognizes this date as signifying the sudden interested of the “RV” folks in the field of ufology.
  • Dale Graff, scientist with Air Force FTD RV program, has been working closely with SRI (Hal Puthoff) on a secret  RV project since 1975.
  • Dale Graff and Dr. Anthony Cacciopo were both involved in the AF Blue Book investigations that took place at Wright AFB.

All of the information listed above, which was supposedly being discussed privately as early as 1978, examined within the context of everything else going on during the same time period, suggests a significant series of events and the beginning of a "movement," which would eventually involve a number of prominent UFO researchers, and turn into one of the longest-running and most significant UFO hoaxes of all time.







January 19, 2009

Are Scientists in Government Immune to Weird Science?


Tarot CardsHow does the United States define the direction of government science?  How do secret government scientist’s physics and metaphysics leanings and biases factor into government funding for various avenues of funding and research?  Why are scientists sucked into strange scientific theories and avenues of research? These are important questions for citizens of the United States.  Since the terrorist attacks of 2001, classified government funding for programs controlled by the Pentagon has increased by an amazing 48%, to over $27 billion.   These funds are shielded from public oversight because of its status as secret government clandestine research.   This means that the government could be researching some of the most controversial and disturbing scientific concepts of our time, and you have absolutely no say in the matter.  It’s for the good of “National Security,” or so they say.

A Case Study – The U.S. Remote Viewing Program

A prime example of how secret government science research is handled and funded is the Remote Viewing and parapsychology research conducted by Intelligence and Military branches of the government.  For the most part, this research was initially examined by the CIA in the early 1970’s.  After a preliminary study, and after contracting research related to that study to SRI (directed by Hal Puthoff and Russ Targ), Kenneth Kress wrote a final report in 1977 titled, “Parapsychology in Intelligence: A Personal Review and Conclusions.”  Although rumors have circulated through the years within various books and websites regarding the alleged early “successes” of SRI’s remote viewing research, Kenneth Kress’ analysis offers us a unique insight into the dilemma many secret government scientists were facing at the time.  Faced with claims of successful remote viewing sessions, yet also faced with the same number of blatant failed tests – scientists within the government were split.  There were believers and there were skeptics, and the rest are scientists who were everywhere in between.  Ken Kress describes the transition in 1977 when the CIA dropped interest, but other military agencies picked it up – entertaining SRI’s proposals for funding and further research.

From CIA to DoD / Air Force

How are scientists within the government monitored?  According to Ken Kress’ report, the “Human Resources Subcommittee on R&D” exhaustively reviewed the existing CIA and DoD parapsychology research in 1977 and still found the results inconclusive.  Kress reported that the CIA continued receiving “several proposals from SRI and other contractors,” but the CIA did not accept any further proposals for this area of government science.  In 1977, there were no further plans by the CIA to fund further parapsychology research.

However, it is interesting to observe how “believers” within other agencies helped to promote the spending of secret government funds into parapsychology.  According to Kress, the DIA became interested in 1973, due to reports regarding similar Soviet research (some of these reports came from folks like Russ Targ and other potential contractors).  According to Kress’ report, in 1977 the DIA “remains interested on a low priority basis.”  Kress also reported that the Army expressed interest in parapsychology related to experiences they had with some of their platoon point men in Vietnam.  However, by 1977 that interest had also faded off.  Kress reports, “After a few more follow-up meetings, the Army Materiel Command was never heard from again.”  DARPA are scientists who were not only uninterested, but Kress describes them as being “hostile” toward parapsychology research.

By 1977, the Navy expressed interest, and even funded SRI to conduct several controlled government science experiments.  This could be a reference to the reported story where Ingo allegedly RV’d a UFO near a submarine.  Regardless, other more skeptical Navy researchers found the Navy’s interest in “mind warfare” avenues of research as disturbing and inappropriate, and ultimately Navy funding ended as well.

According to Kress’ report, in 1977, “active funding for parapsychology now has shifted to the Air Force’s Foreign Technology Division.”  According to Kress, in 1977 a second phase of research was already funded by the Air Force in order to evaluate the transmission of signals or communications by psychic means.  Kress reports that in 1977, the Air Force results were “more consistent than those sean during the CIA research, but still they are mixed.”  Kress also makes note of the overall rising public interest in parapsychology due throughout the general public, and sees the public revelations of the CIA’s interest as healthy because, “These publications will also stimulate other scientific investigations into parapsychology.”  In large part, Kress was refering to the publication of Mind Reach by Targ and Puthoff.

1975 – 1979 – Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Foreign Technology Division (FTD)

Wright PattersonAre scientists within the Air Force more gullible?  Since the release of many thousands of formerly classified documents outlining the government’s foray into paranormal research of the mind, few government science researchers have been quite as persistent and determined to reveal the details of those documents to the public as Gary Bekkum at Starstream Research.  According to FOIA documents, as reported by Gary Bekkum at his website:

“A summary of activity requested by Senate Appropriations Committee via Congressionally Directed Action states:

‘The U.S Air Force National Air Intelligence Center, formerly the Foreign Technology Division (FTD), initiated its program by asking whether the phenomena existed and whether it could be used to collect intelligence … [redacted service or agency] research effort focused on the use of RV [remote viewing] to collect intelligence data …’”

According to Dale Graff’s book Tracks in the Psychic Wilderness: An Exploration of Remote Viewing, ESP, Precognitive Dreaming, and Synchronicity – in 1975, Dale Graff was an applied aerospace engineer and physicist with the Air Force’s Foreign Technology Division at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton.  His primary work was monitoring the latest research into the various applications of sensor devices.  In the course of this work with the Air Force, he reviewed alleged Soviet research into this area, and recommended that the Air Force should looking further into the phenomenon and its future potential.

Subsequently, the Air Force tasked Dale Graff with looking into remote viewing research being conducted by Harold Puthoff and Russell Targ at Stanford Research Institute.  Graff was asked to look into their research and its possible applications of interest to the military.  Graff’s report was positive, and SRI remote viewing became secretly funded by the Department of Defense.

The years from 1975 to 1979 fall within the time period when the research was driven and funded mostly by the DoD, and as Kress pointed out, primarily by the Air Force during this time.  Only after 1979/1980 did tasking and funding of government psychic research and applications transfer to the DIA.  Dale is the one who created the name Stargate for the this approach, and he was also the primary director of the research after it transferred over the DIA.  Even after research tasking was transferred to DIA, and Graff went with it, Hal Puthoff and SRI continued to play an active role as a contractor for that research.

Oddly – most of the Air Force research between 1975 to 1979 was left out of the Stargate files, because it fell under DoD files which were not subject to the release.  Only DIA research files were released.

At his web site, Paul Smith writes:

Paul Smith“While I have focused mostly on what is here in the Star Gate documents, I found what isn’t here also to be interesting. What seems not to be here is any documentation from the Air Force program run by Dale Graff in the Foreign Technology Division at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, beginning in 1975. That program went on for several years and achieved a number of important things. In fact, Graff and his program were directly responsible for keeping the SRI-International remote viewing research effort going after the CIA abandoned it the first time. But there is nothing to show for it, at least as far as I’ve been able to discover. There is also little in evidence from Graff’s and Dr. Jack Vorona’s offices at the Defense Intelligence Agency’s main facility in Washington, D.C.”

In fact, according to Paul Smith’s chronology, in 1975 the Air Force FTD became the “primary funder” of the SRI research program, with Dale Graff supervising.  This marked the beginning of when the majority of Hal’s funding would switch from the CIA to the military.  Prior to this, he’d only been able to obtain about $10,000 from his friend and private sponsor Bill Church (of Church’s Chicken).  But 1975 marked the beginning of what would stretch out into a $20 million dollar research program (the equivalent of just over $70 million dollars in 2007).

Examples of Air Force FTD Psychic Research in Literature

The government science research conducted at Air Force FTD was certainly extensive, according to the accounts that we could find.

One example was in 1977, when Dale Graff gave a small contract to the SRI research team to test the Soviet hypothesis that PSI was transmitted via ELF (extremely low frequency) electromagnetic waves.  Stephan Schwartz (former Navy officer and psychic researcher) procured a submarine for the SRI experiments (Schnabel, Psychic Spies, pg 207).  Another example was in March of 1979, when allegedly remote viewers working with Dale Graff at WPAFB and with SRI correctly located downed Soviet TU-22 reconnaissance aircraft.

According to to the 2002 “RV History” chronology printed by Paul Smith in Aperture, in 1980, the Air Force Chief of Staff cancelled the Air Force RV program, and Dale Graff then joined the DIA’s RV effort as “principle staff officer”.

Read this article for more information about who was responsible for sparking the DIA scientists’ interest in SRI psychic research.



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January 10, 2009

Ingo Swann Remote Views a UFO


Ingo SwannIn the interview quoted in this article, Bruce Maccabee is quoted as follows:

“These guys who didn’t believe in UFOs, but did believe strongly in metal bending, psychokinesis, remote viewing and all that mind research, were suddenly confronted with the UFO problem right in their face. [snip] ….When I talked with Kit Green in 1979, he was aware of all this, too, but he wouldn’t tell me anything.  He would only suck up information from me regarding the UFO aspect.  But there was this intersection point where psychics started zeroing in on UFOs and the people in the paranormal side were saying, ‘This can’t be. UFO’s aren’t real.’  So they had to start investigating what was going on in the UFO community.”

This quote begs the question, what was Bruce referring to about UFOs?  Later in the interview he mentions how Ingo Swann remote viewed a UFO behind a submarine.

In Ingo’s Own Words

On his website, www.biomindsuperpowers.com, Ingo Swann discussed that incident, which allegedly occurred between 1975 and 1976 when he was asked to remote view Soviet submarines.  Apparently this was an important test related to continued funding of SRI.

“This was one of those ‘big test’ things that went on with witnesses,” he wrote. “The room was filled with top brass.  I said, ‘Hal, I don’t know what to do.  I think this submarine has shot down by a UFO or the UFO fired on her.  What shall I do?’

And Puthoff went pale.  He looked at me and whispered, ‘I don’t know, it’s your show.  You do what you should do.’  So I sketched a picture of a UFO, and this two or three-star general sitting on my right grabbed it and said, ‘What’s that, Mr. Swann?’ I said ‘Sir, I think it’s rather obvious what that is.’

And he took the paper and stood up, and when he stood up, everyone else left.  So Puthoff and I went back to the hotel and I said, ‘Oh, Christ, we’ve blown the program.’

So we went out and got drunk.

Three days later, Puthoff got a call.

The caller said, ‘Okay, how much money do you want.’”

The Ingo Swann UFO Viewing From Another Source

While this account, from Ingo, is certainly intriguing – other accounts differ, and offer much less significance to the drawn UFO.  According to Lyn Buchanan, the session went more like this:

“One time, at one meeting, while Ingo Swan was tracking a submarine he just happened to mention that there was a UFO overhead.  Everyone around the table laughed, and Swan was told:

‘OK, well, track it for us to tell us what is doing’, and then they send the word out about it with request to have the radar readings.  They never got feedback on that.

The real purpose for that meeting was to see if they were going to get funded for another year.  Immediately after their request got out they got funded.”

As you can see here – the importance or significance of the UFO comments were mostly in the minds of the two guys who were trying to obtain funding (Puthoff and Swann).  There was no direct correlation between the continued funding and the fact that Ingo mentioned a UFO – however these two men drew that correlations based on very loose and circumstantial events.   What we can extract from all versions of the event was not that the U.S. Government attached importance or significance to the erroneous UFO drawing – but that the men running the Remote Viewing program certainly did.

By 1979, a key year where tasking and funding for Remote Viewing research was transitioned to the DIA and widened in scope – Kit Green also met with Maccabee in 1979, as discussed on the main RU website (RU article link), regarding the New Zealand sightings.  It’s clear that Kit and Hal likely were aware at this point of an odd correlation between remote viewing and UFOs.  Coincidentally, the following year, events in the world of UFOlogy, a field that had largely forgotten about Roswell, suddenly took an unexpected and wild turn.



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Bruce Maccabee Glimpses Behind the Curtain


Bruce Maccabee

Weird and wild things have certainly been going on in the skies and space around the planet earth.  Throughout the history of the human race, strange celestial events have captured and mesmerized the beings called Earthlings who live on this little blue marble, hurtling through space.

These sightings are nothing new.  In fact, you can find reference to odd sightings in the sky all the way back to earliest recorded history.  For America, there was some fascination regarding objects in the sky with the foo-fighters that American pilots spotted over the skies of Germany throughout the 1940s.  As military aircraft advanced and more classified flight testing started taking place over the skies of America, an entire subculture started to form – filled with enthusiasts, hobbyists, sky-watchers and researchers who were mesmerized by the odd crafts and other objects occasionally spotted in the skies above them.

Ufologists have written volumes on the activities of the Air Force throughout the 1950s and beyond, with the opening and closing of Project Blue Book, the controversy of the Condon Report, and the many other insanities and confusion that litters Ufological history like battered bodies on a battlefield.  In many ways, it was a virtual war between civilian researchers who wanted answers, and a military that refused to talk about the subject – or when it did, answers were unsatisfactory, patronizing, and at times ridiculous.

In this update, we will focus on one particular soldier, of sorts, and one specific battle within a much larger and broad Ufology war.  This small skirmish provides tremendous clues regarding what came next, and subsequent events over the remaining 30+ years.

Regular UFO Private Gets a Promotion

For those who don’t know Bruce Maccabee, or his background within Ufology, click this link for a brief overview.  During the particular moment in time examined in this article, Bruce Maccabee was hard at work investigating one of the latest breaking reports of UFO sightings in New Zealand.

New Zealand 1978 UFO

New Zealand 1978 UFO

These UFO sightings were no different than many others before or after, except for the fact that so much was captured on videotape, because an actual news crew was present for the sighting.  According to Maccabee’s report on the sighting, reporter Quentin Fogarty, from a TV station in Melbourne, Australia, was traveling with his film crew to obtain some news story film footage about a previous sighting from just two weeks earlier – just off the coast of New Zealand.

Ironically, the most amazing footage of a UFO sighting came from a film crew that had the intention to learn more about the previous sighting – they never thought they would see anything spectacular themselves.

The three-man news team spotted the strange object with flashing lights around 2:45 and 2:55 in the morning, while on the airplane headed toward New Zealand.  The pilot and copilot were also witness to the strange craft.  Additionally, the Wellington Air Traffic Control radar captured and recorded the radar target where the visual sighting took place.  Geoffrey Causer was the air traffic controller who witnessed the radar detection.

Upon landing – these second sightings went public on the Australian TV station, and hit the news media worldwide.  In 1979, Bruce Maccabee traveled to New Zealand to investigate.  Upon returning, Maccabee used his Navy contacts to obtain audience with the CIA.

According to the “Associated Investigators Group,” their report regarding Maccabee’s activities during that time states:

“Maccabee first approached the CIA in early 1979 after traveling to New Zealand to investigate the filming of an alleged ‘UFO’ from a plane by a television crew. Although most people who viewed the film were unimpressed by the jumpy blob of nocturnal light, Maccabee for unclear reasons decided the film represented some sort of probative evidence of UFOs and set out to bring it to the attention of CIA officials. He then put out feelers through his contacts with companies performing tasks for the CIA, and later a meeting was set up at CIA Headquarters, during which he screened the film and summarized his analysis of it.”

Bruce Maccabee and Dr. Christopher “Kit” Green Meet for the First Time

It was at that meeting, in 1979, where Maccabee provided a full briefing for the CIA regarding the strange lights, that Maccabee reported Dr. Kit Green pulled him aside after the video and introduced himself as the custodian of the CIA’s UFO files.

With a tendency to make exaggerated, sweeping statements without additional explanation, Dr. Green told Bruce that those files consisted of about 15,000 UFO related documents, of which “only two or three thousand were really interesting.”  This off-the-cuff comment would come back to bite Dr. Green, as the CIA Freedom of Information Staff were busy responding to a FOIA suit that researcher Tod Zechel of the CAUS had filed.  CAUS researchers, after hearing about this comment from Bruce, were furious that Dr. Green hadn’t provided all of the “15,000” UFO documents.  The fact that any documents, at all, were lacking angered researchers who suspected the CIA was trying to “cover up” UFO secrets.

In 2006, Dr. Green reported to Reality Uncovered researchers that the majority of the documents were nothing more than garbage – like newspaper or magazine clippings some UFO nut had sent in as a “UFO report.”  In other cases they were useless data from the Foreign Broadcast Services.

Ufology Integrates with Parapsychology

Bruce MaccabeeIn an interview published in the article “The UFO/FBI Connection,” Maccabee makes reference to this meeting with Kit Green, in 1979, when he states, “…what it amounted to was that I gave them a lot of information and they gave me nothing.”

Later in the above interview, Maccabee makes note of the odd correlation that was taking place within the community of government researchers and scientists who were following various paranormal phenomenon when he comments on their strange overlapping interests into the UFO phenomenon and parapsychology.

“The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) was also involved in funding remote viewing.  There was an intersection between remote viewing and UFO’s…  [snip] …And Ingo drew a UFO behind a submarine in one of his remote viewings.  That’s the kind of intersection I’m talking about.”

Click here for more information about Ingo’s drawing of a UFO.

Since 1995, the American Public has been aware of the remote viewing research where the government contracted out parapsychology research at SRI, directed by Hal Puthoff.  As reported here, in 1979, the CIA was already neck deep in “weird” research regarding parapsychology.  According to Maccabee, the potential reality of psychic functioning was triggering a domino effect throughout government research communities who were already developing a belief in metal bending, psychokinesis, and remote viewing.  Maccabee continues:

“When I talked with Kit Green in 1979, he was aware of all this, too, but he wouldn’t tell me anything.  He would only suck up information from me regarding the UFO aspect.  But there was this intersection point where psychics started zeroing in on UFOs and the people in the paranormal side were saying, ‘This can’t be. UFO’s aren’t real.’  So they had to start investigating what was going on in the UFO community.”

The Ripple Effect Among “Believer” Government Scientists

Up until 1979, Kit Green was one of the CIA officials tasked with monitoring and reporting on SRI remote viewing research.  By this point, Hal Puthoff and Kit Green were not only colleagues in research, but were already friends.  This was also the year that tasking and funding for Remote Viewing research transitioned to the DIA and widened in scope as one source (among many) of “intelligence data collection.”

However, what Maccabee’s experience in dealing with the CIA during this time tells us is that the folks who were already interested in parapsychology at this time, were suddenly turning toward Ufology as an additional subject of research and study.

It’s important to note that, up until this point, Roswell was very low on the scale of interest for UFO researchers.  Many people interested in the UFO sightings of the time, had little interest in events that took place at Roswell many years before.

CIA Reviews The New MJ-12 Revelations

MJ12 DocumentBefore leaving the subject of Bruce Maccabee, there is one minor additional issue to note.  According to the AIG report on Maccabee’s CIA interactions, Maccabee admitted that, in the mid 1980’s, he attended one “standing room only” meeting in a CIA conference room in which he was asked to brief CIA personnel on the “MJ-12” group that was detailed in the documents revealed by researcher and author William “Bill” Moore.

According to the AIG report, Maccabee admitted that after the conference, Ron Pandolfi, the CIA official who had replaced Kit Green at the agency, told Maccabee that the MJ-12 briefing triggered an aftermath of CIA officers snooping on each other to determine whether any of the current staff were members of the “fabled UFO control group.”

Of note here is the fact that the topic of discussion for Ufologists, in 1979, were UFO sightings and researching the source of these odd objects in the skies.  Subsequent to 1979, and throughout the next three decades, documents started getting “leaked” that outlined a conspiracy and a core story, the likes of which no Ufologist could have ever predicted or expected.

Since then, many of those documents have been revealed as obvious hoaxes, including by the FBI.  More recent attempts, as late as 2005, to distribute the same story via email and by website in the form of the “Serpo” story, were also exposed as coming from Rick Doty, the same person exposed earlier as the distributor many of the earlier MJ-12 documents.  Regardless of the fact that some MJ-12 documents have been discredited as hoaxed, many Ufologists continue to believe that there’s at least an ounce of truth buried in those documents.

The difference in the 2005 case, however, is that this time Dr. Christopher Green and Harold Puthoff were clearly proven as being closely involved with the individuals who were releasing that story to the public.  Bob Collins book “Exempt From Disclosure,” also reveals their involvement during the 1980’s distribution of the MJ-12 documents.  Statements from Ron Pandolfi also confirm that involvement throughout the 80’s and today.

Upcoming reports will outline the nature and process of those releases starting in the late 1970s, as well as the purpose and meaning behind what is now known as the “Core Story.”

Sources:

“Who’s Disinforming Who?” by the Associated Investigators Group
http://paul.rutgers.edu/~mcgrew/ufo/cia.research

Dr. Bruce Maccabee Research Website
http://brumac.8k.com/

The UFO/FBI Connection, Llewellyn Publications







January 3, 2009

Rotten to the Core


The Core Story at its most basic level is about the “reality” of alien contact. The reality behind the Core Story however, is very different.

The Core Story was created by a small group of people, intent on perpetuating a belief in the alien contact myth in order to achieve their own, distinctly human, objectives.

This small group have used their previous employment by various government and military agencies to cement and enhance their standing within the so-called believer crowd. This larger group have done an excellent job in further spreading the myth, passing along stories and tales that they believe have come from those “in the know”.

Once the idea of the Core Story was planted, it was a fairly simple task for those within the small group to identify and target those people within the believer crowd whose pockets were deeper than most. Selling the promise of exotic alien technology or providing “proof” for those desperate for confirmation of the astounding is much more lucrative than you might think. Much, much more.

All of the above facts will be expanded upon in great detail over the coming days and weeks. The What, Who, How and Why will become very clear as we publish our evidence with each new update. Stay tuned!



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