from CoastToCoastAM Website
Isaac's 'CARET' image compared with Chad's drone photo
My government has its reasons for its continual secrecy,
and I sympathize with many of them, but the truth is that I'm
getting old and I'm not interested in meeting my maker one day with
any more baggage than necessary! Furthermore, I put a little more
faith in humanity than my former bosses do, and I think that a
release of at least some of this info could help a lot more than it
could hurt, especially in today's world.
I would estimate that with the
information contained in this letter, I could be narrowed down to
one of maybe 30-50 people at best, so I feel reasonably secure.
However, I have worked with and seen many of the
parts visible in these crafts, some of which can be seen in the
Q3-85 Inventory Review scan found at the top of this page. More
importantly though, I'm very familiar with the “language” on their
undersides seen clearly in photos by Chad and Rajman, and in another
form in the Big Basin photos.
That ability can be controlled both on board the craft, and remotely. However, what's important in this case is that this invisibility can also be disrupted by other technology. Think of it like radar jamming. I would bet my life savings (since I know this has happened before) that these craft are becoming visible and then returning to invisibility arbitrarily, probably unintentionally, and undoubtedly for only short periods, due to the activity of a kind of disrupting technology being set off elsewhere, but nearby.
I'm especially sure of this in the case
of the Big Basin sightings, were the witnesses themselves reported
seeing the craft just appear and disappear. This is especially
likely because of the way the witness described one of the
appearances being only a momentary flicker, which is consistent with
the unintentional, intermittent triggering of such a device.
God knows what else was suddenly appearing in the skies at that moment, and who else may have seen it.
I've had some direct contact with this device, or at least a
device capable of the same thing, and this kind of mistake is not
unprecedented. I am personally aware of at least one other incident
in which this kind of technology was accidentally set off, resulting
in the sudden visibility of normally invisible things. The only
difference is that these days, cameras are a lot more common!
Much like the technology in these crafts themselves, the device capable of remotely hijacking a vehicle's clacking comes from a non-human source too. Why we were given this technology has never been clear to me, but it's responsible for a lot. Our having access to this kind of device, along with our occasionally haphazard experimentation on them, has lead to everything from cloaking malfunctions like this to full-blown crashes.
I can assure you that most (and in my opinion all) incidents of UFO crashes or that kind of thing had more to do with our meddling with extremely powerful technology at an inopportune time than it did mechanical failure on their part.
Trust me, those things don't fail unless
something even more powerful than them makes them fail
(intentionally or not). Think of it like a stray bullet. You can be
hit by one at any time, without warning, and even the shooter didn't
intent to hit you. I can assure you heads are rolling over this as
well. If anyone notices a brilliant but sloppy physicist patrolling
the streets of Baghdad in the next couple weeks, I'd be willing to
guess how he got there. (I kid, of course, as I certainly hope that
hasn't actually happened in this case)
And I had always been interested in computer science,
which was a very new field at the time, and my interest piqued with
my first exposure to a Tixo during grad school. In the years
following school I took a scenic route through the tech industry and
worked for the kinds of companies you would expect, until I was
offered a job at the Department of Defense and things took a very
So, in 1984, the CARET program was
created with the aim of harnessing the abilities of private industry
in silicon valley and applying it to the ongoing task of
My time at the DoD was a major factor
behind why I was chosen, and in fact about 30+ others who were hired
around the same time had also been at the Department about as long,
but this was not the case for everyone. A couple of my co-workers
were plucked right from places like IBM and, at least two of them
came from XPARC itself. My DoD experience did make me more eligible
for positions of management, however, which is how I have so much of
this material in my possession to begin with.
Of course they spent about 2 months briefing us all before we saw or did anything, and did their best to convince us that if we ever leaked a single detail about what we were being told, they’d do everything short of digging up our ancestors and putting a few slugs in them too just for good measure.
It seemed like there was an armed guard
in every corner of every room. I’d worked under some pretty hefty
NDAs in my time but this was so far out of my depth I didn’t think I
was going to last 2 weeks in an environment like that. But amazingly
things got off to a good start. They wanted us, plain and simple,
and our industry had shown itself to be so good at what it did that
they were just about ready to give us carte blanche.
In retrospect the whole thing feels like it was in slow motion, from that slight pause he took just before the term “extra-terrestrial” came out for the first time, to the way the room itself seemed to go off kilter as we collectively tried to grasp what was being said.
My reflex kept jumping back and forth between trying to look at the speaker, to understand him better, and looking at everyone else around me, to make sure I wasn't the only one that was hearing this. At the risk of sounding melodramatic, it's a lot like a child learning his parents are divorcing. I never experienced that myself, but a very close friend of mine did when were boys, and he confided in me a great deal about what the experience felt like.
A lot of what he said would aptly describe what I was feeling in that room.
Here was a trusted
authority figure telling you something that you just don't feel
ready for, and putting a burden on your mind that you don't
necessarily want to carry. The moment that first word comes out, all
you can think about it is what it was like only seconds ago, and
knowing that life is never going to be as simple as it was then.
After all that time at the DoD, I thought I at least had some idea
of what was going on in the world, but I'd never heard so much as a
peep about this. Maybe one day I'll write more on this aspect,
because it's the kind of thing I really would like to get off my
chest, but for now I'll digress.
For numerous reasons, the CARET people decided to aim its efforts at commercial applications rather than military ones. They basically wanted us to turn these artifacts into something they could patent and sell. One of CARET’s most appealing promises was the revenue generated by these product-ready technologies, which could be funneled right back into black projects.
Working with a commercial application in mind was also yet
another way to keep us in a familiar mind state. Developing
technology for the military is very different than doing so for the
commercial sector, and not having to worry about the difference was
another way that CARET was very much like private industry.
They were exposing what is probably their single biggest secret to a group of people who had never even been through basic training and it was obvious that the gravity of this decision was never far from their minds. We started the program with a small set of extra-terrestrial artifacts along with fairly elaborate briefings on each as well as access to a modest amount of what research had already been completed.
It wasn’t long before we
realized we needed more though, and getting them to provide even the
smallest amount of new material was like pulling teeth. CARET
stood for “Commercial Applications Research for Extra-terrestrial
Technology”, but we often joked that it should have stood for “Civilians
Are Rarely Ever Trusted.”
wasn’t visible from the street was that behind the very first set of
doors was enough armed guards to invade Poland, and 5 additional
underground stories. They wanted to be as close as possible to the
kinds of people they were looking to hire and be able to bring them
in with a minimum of fuss.
Of course, you were
never far from the barrel of a machine gun, even inside the labs
themselves (something many of us never got used to), and bi-weekly
tours were made by military brass to ensure that not a single detail
was out of line. Most of us underwent extensive searches on our way
into and out of the building. There it was, probably the biggest
secret in the world, in a bunch of parts spread out on laboratory
tables in the middle of Palo Alto so you can imagine their concern.
Those aspects were only mentioned briefly when absolutely necessary to explain something. In many cases it was necessary to differentiate between the different races and their respective technology, and they didn't even use the word “races”.
They were referred to simply as
Most of the researchers on the staff with backgrounds in propulsion and rocketry were military men, but the technology we were dealing with was so out of this world that it didn’t really matter all that much what your background was because none of it applied.
All we could hope to do was use the vocabulary
of our respective fields as a way to model the extremely bizarre new
concepts we were very slowly beginning to understand as best we
could. A rocket engineer doesn’t usually rub elbows much with a
computer scientist, but inside PACL, we were all equally
mystified and were ready to entertain any and all ideas.
Once they got the ball
rolling though, we began to find that many of the concepts found in
computer science were applicable as well, albeit in very vague ways.
While I didn’t do a lot of work with the antigravity hardware
myself, I was occasionally involved in the assessment of how that
technology was meant to interface with its user.
In fact, it was this technology that
immediately jumped out at me when I saw the Chad and Rajman photos,
and even more so in the Big Basin photos.
In other words, there’s no way to write a computer program on a
piece of paper, set that piece of paper on a table or something, and
expect it to actually do something. The most powerful code in the
world still doesn’t actually do anything until a piece of hardware
interprets it and translates its commands into actions.
Once they are drawn, so to speak, on a suitable surface made of a suitable material and in the presence of a certain type of field, they immediately begin performing the desired tasks.
It really did seem
like magic to us, even after we began to understand the principles
Both are unmistakable, even at the small size of the Big Basin
photos. An example of a diagram in the style of the Big Basin craft
is included with this in a series of scanned pages from the [mis-titled]
"Linguistic Analysis Primer". We needed a copy of that diagram to be
utterly precise, and it took about a month for a team of six to copy
that diagram into our drafting program!
But upon [much] closer inspection, we began to learn that it was actually one big holographic computational substrate - each "computational element" (essentially individual particles) can function independently, but are designed to function together in tremendously large clusters. I say its holographic because you can divide it up into the smallest chunks you want and still find a scaled-down but complete representation of the whole system.
They produce a nonlinear computational output when grouped. So 4 elements working together is actually more than 4 times more powerful than 1.
Most of the internal "matter" in
their crafts (usually everything but the outermost housing) is
actually this substrate and can contribute to computation at any
time and in any state. The shape of these "chunks" of substrate also
had a profound effect on its functionality, and often served as a
"shortcut" to achieve a goal that might otherwise be more complex.
The language is actually a "functional blueprint". The forms of the shapes, symbols and arrangements thereof is itself functional. What makes it all especially difficult to grasp is that every element of each "diagram" is dependant on and related to every other element, which means no single detail can be created, removed or modified independently.
Humans like written language because each element of the language can be understood on its own, and from this, complex expressions can be built. However, their "language" is entirely context-sensitive, which means that a given symbol could mean as little as a 1-bit flag in one context, or, quite literally, contain the entire human genome or a galaxy star map in another.
The ability for a single, small symbol to contain, not just represent, tremendous amounts of data is another counter-intuitive aspect of this concept. We quickly realized that even working in groups of 10 or more on the simplest of diagrams, we found it virtually impossible to get anything done. As each new feature was added, the complexity of the diagram exponentially grew to unmanageable proportions.
For this reason we began to develop computer-based systems to manage these details and achieved some success, although again we found that a threshold was quickly reached beyond which even the supercomputers of the day were unable to keep up.
Word was that the extra-terrestrials could design these diagrams as quickly and easily as a human programmer could write a Fortran program. It's humbling to think that even a network of supercomputers wasn't able to duplicate what they could do in their own heads. Our entire system of language is based on the idea of assigning meaning to symbols.
however, somehow merges the symbol and the meaning, so a subjective
audience is not needed. You can put whatever meaning you want on the
symbols, but their behavior and functionality will not change, any
more than a transistor will function differently if you give it
As you can imagine, coming up with even a third word might start to get just a bit tricky, especially since you can't easily visualize the excluded letters by writing down the words.
By the time you get to the fourth, fifth and sixth words, the
problem has spiraled out of control. Now imagine trying to add the
billionth word to the list (imagine also that we're working with an
infinite alphabet so you don't run out of letters) and you can
imagine how difficult it is for even a computer to keep up. Needless
to say, writing this kind of thing "by hand" is orders of magnitude
beyond the capabilities of the brain.
This overlapped quite a bit with
compiler theory as well, a subject I always found fascinating, and
in particular compiler optimization, a field that wasn't half of
what it is today back then. A running joke among the linguistics
team was that Big-O notation couldn't adequately describe the scale
of the task, so we'd substitute other words for "big". By the time I
left I remember the consensus was "Astronomical-O" finally did it
The sheer volume of details to keep in mind
while working with the diagrams was enough to challenge anyone's
sanity, and I was really at the end of my rope with the military's
attitude towards our “need to know”. Our ability to get work done
was constantly hampered by their reluctance to provide us with the
necessary information, and I was tired of bureaucracy getting in the
way of research and development. I left somewhere in the middle of a
3-month bell curve in which about a quarter of the entire PACL staff
left for similar reasons.
The truth is, our management didn't even
want us discussing non-technical aspects of this subject (such as
ethical or philosophical issues), even among ourselves, as they felt
it was enough of a breach of security to let civilians like us
anywhere near this kind of thing in the first place.
Normally, we were to empty
out any containers, bags or briefcases, then remove our shirt and
shoes and submit to a kind of frisking. Work was never allowed to go
home with you, no matter who you were. For me, though, the briefcase
search was eventually enough.
I could do this in any one of a few short, windowless hallways on some of the lower floors, which were among the few places that didn't have an armed guard watching my every move. I'd walk in one end with a stack of papers large enough that when I came out the other end with some of them in my shirt, there wouldn't be a visible difference in what I was holding.
absolutely cannot be too careful if you're going to pull a stunt
like this. As long as I walked carefully they wouldn't make a
crinkling noise. In fact, the more papers I took, the less noise
they made, since they weren't as flimsy that way. I'd often take
upwards of 10-20 pages at once. By the time I was done, I'd made out
with hundreds of photocopies, as well as a few originals and a large
collection of original photographs.
Now that these are up, IF I decide to release more in the future, I'll be able to take my time and better search this rather large collection of mine that I've sadly never organized.
I'm not sure what I'll be doing with the rest
of the collection in the future. I suppose I'll wait and see how
this all plays out, and then play it by ear. There are certainly
risks involved in what I'm doing, and if I were to actually be
identified and caught, there could be rather serious consequences.
However, I've taken the proper steps to ensure a reasonable level of
anonymity and am quite secure in the fact that the information I've
so far provided is by no means unique among many of the CARET
Since Leaving CARET
But I'm sure the kind of work we did there is still going
strong. I've heard from a lot of friends that there are multiple
sites like PACL in Sunnyvale and Mountain View, also disguised to
look like unremarkable office space. But this is all second-hand
information so you can make of it what you will.
It's also a nightly reminder of how
hectic things were in those days, which helps me enjoy my retirement
all the more. Knowing I'm not part of that crazy world anymore
really is something I enjoy on a daily basis, as much as I miss some
Despite the very sheltered and insulated atmosphere within CARET, I did ultimately learn a great deal from various colleagues, and some of what I learned is truly incredible. I'd also like to say that for what it's worth, during my time there I never heard anything about invasions, or abductions, or many of the more frightening topics that often pop up on Coast to Coast AM.
That's not to say that none of it is
true, but in my time working alongside some of the most
well-connected people in this field, it never came up. So at the
very least I can say my intent is not to scare anyone. My view on
the extra-terrestrial situation is very much a positive, albeit
still highly secretive one.
But that's OK. We're the primitive race, they're the
advanced races, and that's just the way it is. The other advanced
races let them live through their primitive years back in their day,
and there's no reason to think it will be any different for us. They
aren't in the market for a new planet, and even if they were, there
are way too many planets out there for them to care about ours
enough to take it by force.
So, despite all the recent fanfare over this, I'd say
this doesn't mean much. Most importantly, they aren't suddenly
“here”. They've been here for a long time, but just happened to turn
unintentionally visible for brief periods recently.
I tend to question the motives of anyone
charging money for their information, and will assure you that I
will never do such a thing. And in the future, just to cover all the
bases, anyone claiming to be me who's selling a DVD or book is most
certainly not going to be me.
I'd like to make this clear as well to ensure that people can be sure that any future information comes from the same source, although I must be clear: at this time I do not have any future plans for additional information. Time will tell how long I will maintain this policy, but do not expect anything soon. I'd really like to let this information “settle” for a while and see how it goes.
If I find out I'm getting an IRS audit tomorrow, then maybe this wasn't too smart.
Until then, I'm going to take it slow. I hope this information has been helpful.