by Joe Daniels
Carp, Ottawa Area, Ontario, CANADA
Key Dates: November 4, 1989 & August 1991
The Carp-Guardian case of Eastern Ontario, is the most controversial
in Canadian UFO history. The story involves A UFO crash retrieval,
aliens, Canadian and American investigators, the RCMP, TV show
producers and a handful of witnesses.
For years a battle has raged over the authenticity of some of the
claims made in the case and what exactly was recorded on the video
tapes. When the smoke clears an American Investigator would resign
from the field.
It all started in 1989 when UFO researchers in Canada and the USA
received a package of documents from someone calling himself
"Guardian". The contents describe the crash of a UFO near Carlton
Place in the Ottawa, Ontario area and a photocopied photograph of an
In 1991 video tapes arrives that shows the crash retrieval. An
American researcher contacts a Canadian UFO group and they decide to
get together for a trip to the area to investigate further, and the
The Guardian Case by Bob Oechsler
The Guardian Analysis
by Bruce Maccabee
The Guardian Caper, Part 1
by Mufon Ontario
Guardian Documents From "Guardian"
The Guardian Caper, Part 2
by Mufon Ontario
The Guardian Caper, Part 3
by Mufon Ontario
Graham Lightfoot Letter Regarding Bob Oechsler
Comment On Mufon 2nd Part of Report
by Bruce Maccabee
by Constable De Haitre
Final Report on Carp
by Bob Oechsler
The Rutkowski Summary
by Chris Rutkowski
Letter of Resignation
by Bob Oechsler
AMERICAN TELEVISION NETWORKS INVESTIGATE
UNEXPLAINED UFO SIGHTINGS NEAR ALMONTE
The Almonte Gazette
Feb. 3, 1993
UFO researcher Bob Oechsler waved a hand over the pile of documents
and photos on the kitchen table.
"This is a landmark case in ufology
(the study of UFOs)," he said.
The pictures on the table show a blur of multi-colored lights in a
disc shape and white faces with black almond-shaped eyes. Most of
them were taken off a video sent to Oechsler anonymously almost a
Since then, Oechsler has methodically and meticulously analyzed the
video and the site near the Old Almonte and Corkery Roads.
His case was convincing enough to draw two major American television
networks there to film. NBC's Unsolved Mysteries airs its version
this Wednesday on cable at 8 p.m. and this Friday on CJOH. The Fox
network's story on Sightings hits the airwaves Feb. 12.
Oechsler's involvement began when he received the videotape at his
Annapolis, Maryland home last February.
Attributed only to "Guardian," the pack age bore an Ottawa postmark.
The 32 minutes of footage show a "mostly white" linear light with
red flares off to the left and a flashing light on top, said
Oechsler. The color of the lights ranges from red to blue to green
from one end to the other. Smoke billows out from under the lights
and moves to the right.
As the photographer moves closer, reflections off the disk show a
rounded turret in the centre with a vertical blue strobe on top and
"fins" or slates around its edge.
Closing in even more, "Guardian"
gets shaky close-ups of the upper strobe.
The sound track has sounds of barking dogs and a "ratchet" sound.
(NBC spent $115,000 to recreate this whole effect with no success,
The rest of the tape is taken up with freeze frames or still shots
of supposed aliens standing in tall grass. Some are holding bright
lights in their hands.
Hooded figures with large almond shaped eyes have short snouts and
little facial detail.
The tape was wrapped in six pages of accompanying information, some
typed on fake Department of National Defense (DND) letterhead. The
documents showed a map of the Corkery area and a page of hand-drawn
symbols with a map of the same area.
There is also a photocopy of two Polaroid shots with grass lit by a
flash in the foreground and a row of lights in the back.
The fake DND documents have thick black markers through several
lines as if released via a Freedom of Information Act request. The
remaining text suggests aliens wish to take over the world via the
cultural arts and a liaison with the "Red Chinese." "The earth is
their entertainment" writes Guardian of the "beautiful blonds" who
are infiltrating the New York art world, Hollywood, rock music,
literature and sculpture.
A diagram shows the craft flying under the radar curtain to avoid
"It's very different from anything I'd ever received," said Oechsler.
"it appears "Guardian" is looking to spread the word of his
findings to as many people as possible.
We're talking about someone who is very, very knowledgeable here,"
said Oechsler, referring especially to the complex symbols. "This
person is obviously environmentally concerned."
He said Guardian is obviously aware that in the case of alleged UFO
sightings, skeptics often attack the messenger without considering
"Guardian wanted to focus on the events not himself",
said Oechsler. "That shows a knowledge of UFO cases."
BACKS UP VIDEO WITH RESEARCH
For the past year, Oechsler has been researching every element of
the video to determine if it is a hoax. So far, he is convinced it
Given the complexity of the video image, "we're not talking about a
crude model here," he said. With his colleagues in the United
States, Oechsler spent 20 hours studying the video frame by frame.
He said the strobe on top of the "craft" is the only vertical one he
has ever seen. He added it is unheard of the pulses alternate in
high and low frequencies at a "very fast" speed of 7.5 cycles per
Comparing the craft to the grass in the field, Oechsler and company
determined it is 25 feet in diameter and less than five feet high.
The red flares in the video left no traces of strontium or
the two elements that make up most of the content of military
Instead, the site was powdered with "substantial amounts" of
titanium an element used in strong steel alloys.
"That was quite curious," said Oechsler.
Oechsler found the titanium
all over plants in a 50 foot diameter area where plants have been
"dehydrated and melted" with no signs of burning, he said.
around that sphere the grass was waist-high," he added.
Information from Environment Canada confirms the direction of the
wind matches the video's interpretation of the weather that night.
Oechsler, a former NASA mission specialist, hooked up with the
Canadian UFO Network and found they had received a similar package
from Guardian after an incident Nov. 6 1989.
Through member Graham Lightfoot of Cobden, Oechsler met Diane and
Bill Labenek who own the property being investigated.
Without letting on they had received a tape, Lightfoot and Oechsler
asked if the Labeneks had seen anything unusual. It turns out Diane
Labenek had seen an unusual set of lights when tucking her children
into bed around 11 p.m. Aug. 18 1991, said Oechsler. She had also
witnessed the November, 1989 event. (Because of her agreement with
NBC, Labenek cannot tell her story until after the broadcast.)
She drew pictures that were "geometrically correct" to the video and
gave details about the incident not captured on tape, like the
A neighbor recalls seeing "red lightning" and a white light with a
gold halo the same night, according to Oechsler.
Within a half hour of the sighting, and for months afterward, the
Labenek home became the target for unusually active helicopter
activity. The black, seamless, unmarked choppers hover over the
house sometimes low enough to see in the Labenek's windows. Twice
they have blown shingles off the house and the outside shed.
DND has given the Labeneks pictures of its machinery to prove it is
not their doing. That element still remains a mystery.
Oechsler has also joined forces with the National Research Council
(NRC). He claimed he is the first person to work with the council on
a suspected UFO matter. They agree, after looking at photos taken by
the family, the helicopters are not Canadian.
Oechsler is still questioning many aspects of the video. His biggest
question remains Guardian.
"How does he know when and where they
land?" he queried.
He said Guardian has to have prior knowledge to
arrive on site with packages of Polaroid film and an excellent
quality video camera. He said he hopes the television exposure will
generate interest and hopefully more information.
He will be in this
area until Friday.
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THE GUARDIAN CASE
by Bob Oechsler
Former NASA Mission Specialist
The Guardian Case is simply one of the most important investigations
in UFO research. My involvement in the investigation began in
February of 1992 with the receipt of a video tape and documents sent
by an anonymous individual using only the name Guardian. The video
represents a remarkable improvement in the quality of UFO
photographed images. It shows an unmistakable three dimensional
image of a structured craft with extraordinary luminosity
characteristics. Further images on the video have proved to be the
first authentic images of alien beings associated with such events.
The subsequent field investigation efforts yielded gross physical
effects at the landing site which was witnessed by several credible
individuals. A Canadian Government official who resides in the area
of the landing was taken on-board the craft and claimed to have
interacted with the occupants, one of whom was a Chinese man in a
black business suit. The witness testimony was subjected to
The results proved positive.
This once case has undergone more diversified scientific analysis
than any other case in history. This due largely to the abundance of
physical evidence found at the site. The case has been popularized
with international publicity including segments on NBC's "Unsolved
Mysteries" and FOX's "Sightings".
We are currently in production
involving a documentary on the case to be broadcast during ratings
week in February 1994.
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The Guardian Analysis
Dr. Bruce S. Maccabee, Ph.D.
The article, "Uncovering the Guardian Caper," by Errol Bruce Knapp
and Tom Theophanous of MUFON in Ontario (MUFON J,. May 1994), is
quite strange. It purports to be a refutation of the Guardian case
and the casual reader may well believe that the authors provided
some evidence that it was a hoax perpetrated by "Guardian," whoever
that is, and promoted, for money, by Bob Oechsler.
alert reader will realize that the article presents no convincing
evidence to show that either the witness testimony or the video
constitute a hoax. Instead the article makes a number of unfavorable allegations about Bob Oechsler and tries to make it
look as if the investigation was inept. I was a consultant and
active participant in portions of the investigation and I can state
that the investigation was not inept. Furthermore, it is my opinion
that the hoax conclusion seems unlikely to be true, considering the
witness testimony, and is, at the very least, premature.
for my opinion of the Guardian case are outlined below.
One of the allegations in the article is particularly disturbing to
me, since it distorts my initial impression of the Guardian case.
According to the MUFON [Ontario] article:
Oeschler (sic) had shown the tape to Bruce Maccabee and they agreed
that what they saw was a UFO and should be investigated
further... and that's why Oeschler called Tom at CUFORN.
I don't know how the author or Tom Theophanous could have known my
initial opinion of the Guardian video since neither one talked to me
about it. Psychic, perhaps?
Anyway, they are wrong.
When Bob first
showed me the video and the "documents" that came along with it I
most certainly did not "agree" that what I saw was a UFO. My
immediate impression was that, if it weren't a hoax, it was, at the
very least impossible to prove true since Guardian was anonymous.
To the best of my recollection, Bob did not say that he thought it
"was" a UFO. However, he did indicate that it was intriguing and
could bear some "looking into." My own reaction was one of
disinterest. I generally feel that a case without a witness is, at
best, a waste of time.
The "documents" which Guardian supplied made it appear to me to be
another of the "Nazi UFO" types of paranoid UFO literature that has
circulated in the past. The video, with no commentary, was difficult
to understand. Nevertheless we did spend some time studying the
video and we arrived at some tentative conclusions. We decided that
the red lights were probably flares sending off smoke. We could see
what we supposed was the UFO with its blue flashing light on top. We
could hear background machine-like noises and we could hear dogs
barking in the background.
I was particularly interested in the second part which starts off
with the image moving rapidly around the screen. The image becomes
somewhat more stable and then one sees, on a frame-by-frame basis,
the best images of the supposed UFO as it is silhouetted against
light from the background flares. (Note: the second part of the
video which Bob received in the mail was many seconds longer than
what appeared in the video sent to CUFORN.)
The way the image of the UFO appears, first showing just the top
flashing light and then further and further downward on the UFO
until finally you see all the way down to the bottom suggested to me
that the videographer was walking toward the UFO and climbing a hill
while he was videotaping. But, of course, with no witness testimony
and no other evidence, for all we knew the whole video could have
been a fabrication.
Bob pointed out that the map which Guardian supplied seemed to show
a real location and that there appeared to be a lot of potentially
verifiable information in some of Guardian's diagrams. However, I
was not convinced that the case was worth pursuing. I forgot about
the Guardian case soon (seconds?) after I left Oechsler's house on
that early spring night when he showed it to me.
I was surprised to learn later that he had contacted some Canadian
investigators in order to pursue the case a bit further. I was even
more surprised to learn a month or so later on that he planned to go
to Canada to try to locate witnesses and perhaps even find Guardian.
I did not really pay any attention to the Guardian case until after
Bob returned from his May, 1992, trip and informed me that he had
found a witness. According to Bob, she (Diane Labenek) had been
found as a result of a door-to-door search along one of the roads
indicated on Guardian's map. She had recalled an event that she had
seen in the field behind (east of) her house late one August night
the previous summer while putting her children to bed. They had seen
What she recalled was basically what is depicted in the Guardian
video, including bright red burning fires and an object with bright
lights and a flashing light on top.
Bob told me that he videotaped her describing her sighting and
making drawings before she was shown the video. He then videotaped
her reaction to seeing the video. She said it showed what she had
seen. She also stated that the object or UFO initially landed near
the fires and subsequently departed some time after the flares went
out. Shortly afterward a helicopter flew over her house and the
field. Her estimate of the date and time of the event were
consistent with the information provided by Guardian.
During an investigation of the area where Mrs. Labenek indicated
that she had seen the red fires Bob located what appeared to be
evidence of some "landing traces. These were found at the back
(east) end of the Labenek's field, about 2,000 ft from the house.
There were crushed bushes, mashed to the ground, that had not grown
back by the time of his visit, even though the event had occurred
the previous August. (These bushes were still mashed down in
November, 1992, when I visited the site.) He also found black
material on the bushes.
Bob found that the Labenek's have an outdoor kennel near their
house. This fact is important inasmuch as a dog or dogs are heard
barking in the Guardian videotape. He also found a path or route,
starting at the fence on the north side and running eastward,
through the field that the videographer might have taken.
Mrs. Labenek's view of the portion of this route closest to the
house (still hundreds of feet away, however) was blocked by a large
storage building on the Labenek's property. This blockage, and the
darkness, could explain why Mrs. Labenek didn't notice anyone
walking in the field. Bob discovered that while he was walking along
this route he went through an area that gave the impression of
walking up a hill, similar to what we had deduced that the
videographer had done during the second section of the video.
All of this information made the first four segments of the Guardian
video, but not the accompanying "documents," more interesting to me.
(The later segments of the video showing an "alien face" in various
poses is still enigmatic and, at the present time, of little value
in establishing the validity of the Guardian case.)
The video raised lots of questions, of course, about Guardian and
how he (she?) managed to get the video. These questions were
unanswerable at the time (and many are still not answered). However,
the existence of the questions did not prevent a more careful study
of the video to determine what it actually showed and whether or not
it was consistent with the witness testimony.
Of course, when Bob returned he had an accurate map of the area and
a drawing of the field with dimensions. In the following months, Bob
and I explored other possible routes through the field for the
Although Bob had found a route through the field that seemed to
involve walking up a slight hill, it was his impression that this
path was too far from the UFO and flares. We therefore tried to
think of other possible areas in and around the field where the
videographer could have walked. Bob had not found a "real" hill, but
something more like a depression in the field. It was my impression
that he should look for a real hill somewhere near the back of the
field. He did look for a hill in his July and September visits but
he found none. The problem of determining the most likely route was
not solved until his October trip, which is discussed below.
In June, Bob and I visited Dr. John Conkling, President of the
American Pyrotechnic Association and professor of chemistry at
Washington College in Chestertown, MD. By this time Bob had received
the results of scanning microscope and X-ray tests of plant material
from a laboratory at the University of Maryland. The laboratory had
done analyses to determine the chemical elements present in plants
that had been partially coated with black material that was found on
some of the plants at the supposed landing site.
These tests failed to show the presence of strontium, although they
did show excess titanium, as compared to control plants that did not
have the black material. Dr. Conkling viewed the video and agreed
that the fires look like flares, but he was puzzled at the lack of
strontium. He pointed out that in military red flare mixtures the
color is imparted by strontium (nitrate or carbonate). Although
there were two other materials to create red fire (calcium and
lithium), for various reasons these are not used in military flares.
He suggested that Bob get more plant samples to look for strontium
residue, which should persist in the environment for years. (He also
supplied us with a spectrum of red flare light which I used in the
analysis of diffraction camera photos of one of the Gulf Breeze "red
lights." The Gulf Breeze red light was found to have a spectrum
different from that of a military or road flare.)
During subsequent analyses of the video I discovered that not all of
the faint images above the bright red flares were smoke. Initially I
had thought that all of these faint images were puffs of smoke being
blown upward and to the right. But after watching a number of times
I realized that some of these images stayed in fixed positions above
I concluded that these images must have been caused by light
reflected from trees behind the flares. When I visited the site in
November I found that there is a dense row of pine trees behind the
location where Bob estimated that the flares were. Thus these faint
images of trees provided another element of consistency between the
video and the landing site identified by Oechsler. Incidentally, the
images that are puffs of smoke move to the right in the Guardian
From the reconstruction of the videographer's route through the
field it is clear that he was facing roughly east. A check with the
weather for the date of the sighting given by Guardian showed a
gentle north or northeast wind, which would blow smoke southward or
to the right in the video, thus establishing a measure of
consistency between the video and the known conditions on the date
of the sighting.
Before Bob's fourth trip in October, 1992, we tried to estimate the
size of the UFO in order to obtain an even better estimate of the
videographers path through the Labenek's field.
By this time I had realized that any reasonable path for the
videographer would have to be consistent with the image sizes on the
video. By combining the size of the landing trace area with the
estimated camera distance, the focal length and the estimated zoom
ratio (6:1) of a typical video camera I "guessed" that the diameter
of the UFO was 20 to 30 ft. Therefore I proposed that Bob carry out
an experiment using a 25 ft diameter "model UFO" consisting of tall
stakes driven into the ground to form a circle.
I then suggested that Bob use his own video camera, restricting the
zoom ratio to 6:1, in the following test: walk away from the circle
of stakes while filming until the size of the "UFO" image in his
camera is comparable to that in the Guardian video. I expected that
Bob would find himself quite a distance from the "UFO, although he
thought that he would be relatively close (he was of the opinion
that the videographer had gotten really close to the UFO).
As it turned out, this was quite an important experiment because it
proved that the videographer was farther from the UFO than Bob had
previously guessed. Bob found that he had to be about fifteen to
seventeen hundred feet away to get the same image size for the first
part of the video which shows the red fires and the UFO side by
side. Because of the shape of the field and the because of the trees
around the field the only route which was compatible with both the
relative orientation of the flares and the UFO and also with such a
large distance was the route that Bob had found initially.
This route started at the northwest side of the field near the
Labenek's large storage building, and continued in a direction
slightly south of eastward for a distance of about 700 feet. All
other alternate routes were rejected. To get into the field the
videographer could have either entered from the empty field to the
north or by walking up the Labenek's driveway, past the house and
past the dog kennels. (I thought it unlikely that he would have
walked up the driveway.) In order to enter the Labenek's field from
the north the videographer would have had to cross a barbed wire
fence. Bob found two places in the fence where the wires had been
pushed apart indicating the passage of someone. (I confirmed that
these existed during my visit in November.)
When I visited the area I investigated the route through the field
which Bob had determined during the October tests. Although I had
earlier considered the possibility that the videographer had walked
partway around the UFO and found a hill in some other direction to
walk up while videotaping, I realized that the simplest path for the
videographer was straight toward the UFO from the location of the
initial point which was 1,500 to 1,700 ft from the UFO and flares.
Therefore, to carry out my test I started at the estimated initial
position and walked in a straight line toward the supposed landing
location. In so doing I rediscovered what Bob had found during his
May trip: this route led me through a depression in the field which
caused my view of the estimated landing location to be obscured
temporarily. As I continued to walk, however, my view was restored
in the same manner as shown on the Guardian video. At the point
where my view of the ground level was restored I was about 1,000 ft
from the supposed landing area.
I should point out that I had no problem walking through the field
and did so while looking through the video camera lens. I found no
big rocks or potholes to trip over. (Of course, in the summer it
would have been more difficult because of the tall grasses and
plants that grow in the field.)
I made yet another check when I was at the site. In September, 1992,
Bob learned that the Labenek's next door neighbor, Dr. A. J. Quarrington had also seen some strange things that night.
He was watching TV when suddenly there was some interference with
the signal. At this time he looked away from the TV and noticed red
light coming through his window. His first thought was that he had
seen red lightning. He looked through the window to see the red
lightning and, instead, he saw red looking fires at the back of the
He also claims he saw a yellow glowing object pass over and drop
down behind trees. He did not say he saw an object on the ground
with a flashing blue light. Yet the flashing blue light is a
prominent feature in the video and was recalled by Diane Labenek.
I wondered, why didn't he see it if he could see the flares? While I
was in the field I looked toward Quarrington's house, which is about
500 ft south of the Labenek's house and about 2,000 ft
west-southwest of the supposed landing site. I discovered that I
could see his house from the estimated location of the flares (about
50 - 100 north-northeast of the landing site, ) but a line of dense
pine trees cut off my view of his house when I was standing at the
estimated the landing site itself.
Hence his failure to see the UFO
on the ground is consistent with the nature of the Labenek's back
field and the estimated landing site area discovered by Bob in May,
One result of this case having been presented on Unsolved Mysteries
in February, 1993 was that another witness came forward. This lady,
called "Sarah" claims that she saw the UFO take off from the
Labenek's field and then land on the road in front of her house
where she saw aliens coming out.
"Sarah" has recently told a portion of her story on the
"Encounter's" TV show (she wishes to remain anonymous and uses a
pseudonym). I tend to believe her because she has passed a lie
detector test. It was administered by a rather skeptical polygrapher
who tested her twice.
"In my opinion 'Sarah' was
truthful on all issues examined," which included the following
seeing bright lights over the trees at the Labenek's farm
seeing two aliens exit a craft on the road in front of her
hearing a helicopter pass over the Lebanek farm after
the event (yes)
knowing whether or not the video of the aliens
was a hoax (no knowledge of a hoax)
As far as I am concerned the case stands or falls on the testimony
of the witnesses, not on the video (and certainly not on the
Guardian documents). However, since the video seems to be largely
consistent with the witness testimony it becomes a valuable resource
for details of the imagery that the witnesses could not recall.
One such detail of particular interest is the flash rate of the
"blue beacon" on the top. It is a brief flash occurring in one frame
of every four frames, which corresponds to about 7.5 flashes per
second (at 30 frames per second).
A recently released document from the Canadian government states
that three experts from the Department of Transportation concluded
that what landed in the Labenek's field was "likely" either a
Sikorsky S-76 commercial helicopter or else a UH60 U.S. military
helicopter (yes, U.S. helicopters do cross the border). These
helicopters have a white "masthead light" at the center of rotation
of the control rods. The control rods are small diameter (ca. 1")
vertical bars which run between the top of the helicopter body and
the blades. They control the aerodynamics of the blades.
According to this document the masthead light was turned on and the
helicopter blades were rotating at 360 - 400 RPM. According to the
document, the repeated rotation of the control rods around the
masthead light caused the light to pulse at "7 cycles per second as
stated in the television video" each time a rod passed between the
light and the camera. To some people this "authoritative explanation"
may seem convincing.
However, it fails in several ways:
The supposed UFO does not at all resemble a helicopter.
Rotating helicopter blades would create a wind that would stir up
the smoke from the red fires.
Although the videotape picked up the noise of a dog hundreds of feet
away, there is no engine noise that would be expected if the
videographer were as close as 1,000 ft from a helicopter.
The masthead light is white, but the flashing "UFO beacon" is blue.
This explanation contradicts the characteristics of the flashing
light recorded on the video, a fact that should have been obvious to
the Canadian "experts." The passage of small diameter control rods
between the camera and the masthead light would cause periodic
decreases in brightness of the light which would be at full
brightness most of the time (e.g., three frames bright, one dark).
This is the opposite of the Guardian video flashing light which is
dark most of the time and bright for only a short time (i.e., dark
for three frames, bright for one frame).
Another aspect of the flashing light is of interest. Each time the
light flashes at the top of the UFO a light appears a short distance
below it. This lower light is less bright and is extended in the
Analysis of the shape of the UFO and the
location of this light indicates that it is the reflection of the
top light from the curved surface of the UFO, thereby indicating
that the UFO is a 3 dimensional structure and this reduces the
likelihood that the "UFO" was a two dimensional model, such as might
be used in a hoax.
Regarding the hoax hypothesis, without any information on Guardian
or how the video was obtained we must allow for the possibility that
the video is a hoax because virtually any photo or video could be
created given enough desire (or a reason for doing so) and the
necessary time, money, technical capability and equipment.
If we accept as a "given" that the video could be a hoax, then the
real question is can we prove it was a hoax? Without information
about Guardian or the manner in which the video was obtained we
certainly cannot directly prove it was a hoax. We can reverse the
question and ask, can we prove it was not a hoax? Again we must
answer no, we cannot prove it was not a hoax. Since we can't prove
it was not a hoax we might decide to err on the side of caution and
"conventional wisdom" and say that it probably is a hoax.
On the other hand, a person who accepts the hoax hypothesis for the
Guardian video must explain the testimony of three witnesses. The
testimony points to some very unusual UFO-type event that occurred
on one night in August, 1991, at the east end of the Labenek's
field. Are we to assume that the video is a hoax but the Labenek/
Quarrington/"Sarah" sighting is real?
About the only ways I can imagine to establish consistency between
the video hoax hypothesis and the testimony is to either assume that
someone set up an elaborate hoax in the Labenek's field without them
being aware of it or to assume that the Labeneks and the others were
part of the hoax.
At present I am aware of no convincing evidence which supports the
idea that the Labeneks or anyone else were part of a hoax conspiracy
and it is difficult to imagine that anyone could have set up a hoax
in their field without their permission.
Hence I conclude that the hoax hypothesis is unlikely to be correct,
and is, at the very least, premature. (Note: Diane Lebanek at first
offered to take a lie detector test. Then someone told her that if
she passed she would be killed. She then refused to take a test.)
In this letter I have briefly summarized some of the important
information in the Guardian case. I have presented more factual
details here than there are in the MUFON article. The MUFON article
seems to be more of an ad hominem attack on Bob Oechsler than an
analysis of the Guardian case. If the author of the article or any
of his sources can convincingly refute the testimony of the
witnesses then, indeed, this case can be consigned to the scrap
However, until then, it must be treated seriously.
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The Carp Case
(The Guardian Caper)
- The MUFON Ontario Version: Part 1 -
This case has had much coverage in the media. Tabloid television
shows like 'Unsolved Mysteries', 'Sightings' and 'Encounters' have
given it much air-time, as have cable-TV stations all over North
Internationally, magazines newspapers and news-letters have devoted
hundreds of pages to it and UFO conferences around the planet have
intrigued many thousands of attendees with it's seemingly startling
'Carp' has achieved 'One Of The Most Significant Cases In UFO
History' status. You've probably heard, seen and read about it
In this and succeeding issues we'll deal with the FACTS of the case.
We'll describe the events, as told by the media and as we've
experienced them - and we'll try not appear too judgemental.
Beginnings - 1989
Tom Theofanous, working with The Canadian UFO Research Network (CUFORN),
received a package from someone calling themselves 'Guardian'. It
had no return address.
"The package contained a story about a UFO crash that supposedly
happened close to Carlton Place, which is about a half-hour drive
from Ottawa", Tom said. "There was also a photo-copied picture of an
"For the most part, we thought it was a joke. But, CUFORN director
Harry Tokarz decided to call Arthur Bray, a well-respected UFO
author and researcher who lives in Ottawa, and ask him if he had
someone in the Carlton area who could check out the story for us. As
luck would have it, Arthur knew a fellow who was fascinated by the
field of ufology, Graham Lightfoot."
Graham, with what was to become typical thoroughness, used the
somewhat sketchy co-ordinates he got from Arthur Bray to not only
pinpoint the 'UFO crash-site' near Manion Corners, but also locate a
number of witnesses.
One of those witnesses, Diane Labanek, claimed that on the night of
November 4th 1989, she saw an intense, bright light pass overhead,
heading towards a swamp at the far end of the field behind and south
of her home. She said she also saw several helicopters earlier that
evening using bright lights to scan the area.
Another West Carlton resident recalled that that was the weekend
when some cattle escaped from a nearby pasture and that it took till
late Sunday to round them up.
A couple told Graham about the wife being scared by a very bright
light shone through their south-facing bathroom window. "It reached
right down our hallway!". The wife also mentioned that she vaguely
remembered hearing the sound of helicopters at the time.
Others talked of "dogs and cattle being disturbed".
Many people could think of absolutely nothing unusual happening
during the course of the weekend, including a couple who had a
Graham reported those findings to CUFORN, along with results of his
examination of the field and swamp behind Labanek's home - there
were no signs on the ground, anywhere, of the heavy equipment that
would be needed to recover a 'crashed craft'.
His report closed with,
"although I could find nothing conclusive to
support or disprove any of the witnesses claims. I shall check back
around the area later this summer."
The same Guardian material had been sent to several other
investigators, researchers and UFO groups and as the story spread,
both the former Provincial Director of MUFON Ontario Clive Nadin,
and the current Quebec Director Christian Page, visited the area on
separate occasions, and spoke to the 'witnesses'.
Graham Lightfoot's initial findings and agreed with Tom & Harry at CUFORN that someone was "trying to put us on - a hoax!"
Guardian Re-Surfaces - 1991
In the middle of October 1991 CUFORN began receiving more
'information' via the mail and all postmarked 'Ottawa'.
An envelope with some documents that mention a 'conspiracy' between
the Chinese and 'Grey Aliens that are planning to take over the
world', arrived first. Then came a Polaroid photograph of a 'UFO'
flying across an unidentified road. A while later came a black &
white picture of a grey-type 'Alien'.
The fourth delivery in the series was a package. It contained the
now infamous VHS video tape with a green label on the cassette, with
a thumb print and the word GUARDIAN printed on the label.
There were also three playing cards in the package, all with hand
written notes on them - an Ace, King and Joker.
A photo-copied map showed the 'Grey's landing area', along with
notes explaining that the flares in the video were used to help the
UFO, which can out maneuver anything on the planet, fly under the
radar and know where to land!
There were also 'Canadian Department of National Defense documents'
enclosed - which, upon later investigation, proved to be forgeries.
These 'documents', it is thought, were designed to look like the
official documents on UFOs that Canadian UFO author/researcher
Stanton Friedman acquired, via 'The Freedom of Information Act',
from the United States Government.
The video - a few minutes long - showed two different angles of what
Guardian alleges was an 'alien craft', on the ground.
First, a long shot of bright lights clumped together to the right of
the scene and what looked like four red emergency road flares or
fires in barrels on the left side of the screen.
The second scene showed the same clump of bright lights from
approximately the same distance but more to the centre without any
flares and the sound of a single dog barking in the distance.
The third scene was only three frames long and was a close-up of a a
pair of wipers half-way across a very Earth-bound vehicle!
CUFORN pondered what to do with all the Guardian information that
arrived in October of '91 and decided, that in view of the season -
winter, that they would hold off visiting Carlton until after the
At the beginning of March '92, Bob Oechsler (pronounced Bob Ex-ler)
MUFON investigator - who describes himself a 'former
NASA mission specialist' - called CUFORN from his home in Maryland.
Apparently, he too had received a video and documents from Guardian,
although when comparisons of the two videos were discussed, his had
an additional scene - a somewhat closer one minute shot of the
His version also had a couple of minutes worth of the windshield,
plus several still shots of the 'Grey Aliens'.
The most important difference, however, was that his version of the
tape had no audio-track at all - "it seems it was intentionally
removed", says Tom Theofanous.
Oechsler had shown the tape to
Bruce Maccabee and they agreed that
what they saw was a UFO and should be investigated further - and
that's why Oechsler called Tom at CUFORN. They agreed they would
meet in Carlton, Ontario on May 10th 1992.
Tom then called and spoke with Graham Lightfoot, for the first time,
and Graham agreed to act as guide for the May meeting.
It transpired that Graham worked for The O.F.A - The Ontario
Federation of Agriculture - and knew the Carlton area and its
The First Visit
On May 10th, Mother's Day, 1991, Torontonians, Tom & Lise Theofanous,
Victor Lourenco, Vaughn [LAST NAME?], Drew Williamson, Harry Tokarz
and Wayne St. John met with Oechsler, his son and Graham Lightfoot
at the motel the Oechslers were staying at in West Carlton, near
They all had breakfast together as Oechsler told many, many
fascinating stories. Eventually they ended up in Oechsler's motel
room to compare their copies of the Guardian video.
"Oechsler, despite being an expert in video analysis, had a great
deal of difficulty connecting my video camera up to the TV set in
his room so that we could play back the Guardian videos. In
retrospect, his combination of technical ineptness and more story
telling seemed to be a stalling tactic", said Tom.
They stopped at a spot off Highway 7 near Manion Corners and Graham
pointed out the direction from which the 1989 'UFO' had come when it
'crashed', and where the Labanek's house was in relation to where
the group was standing.
Oechsler seemed to be stalling once more, shooting video of
Finally, they set off again.
"This time Oechsler took the lead, with me following him and Graham
who's supposed to be our guide following me!" Tom says. "I thought
at the time that this was pretty odd. How did Oechsler, who
supposedly had never been to Canada, let alone this area before,
know his way, using side-roads and making the correct turns toward
Earlier, Oechsler had asked the Toronto group to check for anomalies
on their compasses while they were driving, because the Guardian
papers described magnetic changes in certain parts of the area the
group was traveling in.
"So, we're driving down a small hill when Oechsler braked suddenly
up ahead of us, stopped and came back to our car to tell me that he
had found an anomaly on his two compasses", Tom recounts, "now, he
had both of his laying in the back of his pick-up on the metal floor
where they were bouncing around. His son was keeping an eye on them
from the cab. I told him that the three compasses, we were holding
in the palms of our hands, in our car didn't waver at all. But, he
insisted that he'd go back up the hill, by himself, and check
While the rest of the group stood around waiting for Oechsler, Drew
Williamson noticed a Stop-sign at the end of a long driveway leading
to an abandoned farmhouse with a For-Sale sign on it.
"I looked through my binoculars at the Stop-sign and
saw that it was propped up by rocks. There were other signs around
it that read 'Do Not Enter' and 'DND Killing Fields'. The last one
had pictographs of tanks, helicopters and weapons on it and appeared
to be riddled with bullet-holes.
"So, out of curiosity, we went over to the signs and looked more
"We found tracks left by cars and what might have been four- wheeled
vehicles, leading into the property. We felt that perhaps the field
around the old farm house was being used for 'War Games' - or maybe
even was the location used for the Guardian video."
"Why? Because the terrain was perfect - lots (200 acres) of open
field. I also noticed a dog barking up at the house at the top of
the hill." said Tom.
This would become significant later in identifying the possible
location of the Guardian video shoot.
"Eventually, we continued along Corkery Road. But, when I mentioned
to Oechsler that we should be interviewing the people in the
neighborhood we were passing, who were out sitting in their front
gardens or working on their lawns, he insisted that we look for the
'crash' or 'landing' sites."
Guardian's map described an area about one and a quarter miles
square, which consisted of dense, knee-high scrub, and wet,
The group headed toward it, using a path beneath high-tension power
transmission lines that cut across below the southern end of the
Most of them had great difficulty with the rough conditions and
became very tired, annoyed by biting mosquitoes and soaked by the
swampy ground. They gave about a half way into the swamp and headed
back to the back to the parking lot.
Tom picks up the story again:
"Bob and his son continued to look for
the landing site as the rest of us left the swamp in a couple of
different groups. Lise, Drew, Wayne and I left first and drove off
looking for a drink of cold pop."
"When we got back to the parking lot twenty minutes later, the
second group out had left a note on our windshield saying they'd
meet us at a restaurant twenty minutes away in Carp. We left a note
on the Oechsler's truck windshield telling them where we'd be.
"The first of our group to arrive at the restaurant ordered their
food and twenty minutes later the rest of us arrived and placed our
"Thirty minutes later, as Oechsler and his son were walking through
the door, I jokingly said: I bet he'll say he found the spot!"
"As he sat down, I asked him what had happened. He smiled and said
he'd found the spot."
"I asked how he'd managed to do that when we'd left him a about a
mile from his car in a dense swamp halfway to the alleged site and
it was getting dark. There simply hadn't been enough time to get
there examine the 'site' and get back out to his truck and drive to
the restaurant. He just smiled, but didn't answer."
After they finished their dinner, Drew, Victor and Vaughn decided to
leave for Toronto.
Graham suggested that the remainder should go talk to the Labanek,
and he and Harry left ahead of Tom & Lise and the Oechslers, since
Oechsler senior was still eating. The seven of them would meet at
the corner by the Labaneks.
"Lise, Wayne and I confronted Oechsler out in the parking lot, where
the three of us had gone to discuss the days events privately."
"I asked him what he was trying to pull here. He responded by asking
"what's wrong with trying to make a buck?", I answered that there
was nothing wrong with making money as long as we didn't compromise
"Oechsler came back with: "No matter what or how good the story is,
50% of the people will believe you, 50% wont. All you have to care
about is the 50% that will".
"It was at that point", recalls Tom, "that I decided to back away
from the investigation for a while to see what Oechsler would do."
They joined the others at Manion Corner by the Labaneks house -
Graham had knocked on their door but there was no one home. So, they
waited, enjoying a pleasant early summer evening, talking.
The Labaneks didn't get home till after 10 p.m, which the group felt
was late to do an interview. Graham and Oechsler would come back the
next morning and talk to them
Tom finishes up this part of the story:
"I told Graham about the
conversation that I had in the parking lot of the restaurant with Oechsler, after he left the restaurant. Then Lise, Harry, Wayne and
I left for Toronto, shaking our heads."
- End of Part One, MUFON Ontario Version -
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Received from Guardian in 1989
Canadian and American Security Agencies
are engaged in a conspiracy of silence, to withhold from the world
the alien vessel seized in the swamps of Corkery Road, Carp, in
UFO sightings in the Ontario region had intensified in the 1980’s,
specifically, around nuclear power generating stations. On Nov. 4,
1989 at 20:00 hrs Canadian Defense Dept. radars picked up a globe
shaped object traveling at phenomenal speed over Carp, Ontario. The
UFO abruptly stopped, and dropped like a stone.
Canadian and American Security Agencies were immediately notified of
the landing. Monitoring satellites traced the movements of the
aliens to a triangular area. (see aerial map) off Almonte and
The ship had landed in deep swamp near Corkery Road. Two AH-64
Apaches and a UH-60 Blackhawk headed for the area the following
night. The helicopters carried full weapon loads. They were part of
a covert American unit that specialized in the recovery of alien
Flying low over Ontario pine trees the Apache attack choppers soon
spotted a glowing, blue, 20 meter in diameter sphere. As targeting
lasers locked-on, both gun-ships unleashed their full weapon loads
of 8 missiles each. All 16 were exploded in proximity bursts 10
meters downwind from the ship.
The missiles were carrying VEXXON, a deadly neuro-active gas which
kills on contact. Exposed to air the gas breaks down quickly into
inert components. Immediately after having completed their mission
the gun-ships turned around, and headed back across the border.
Now the Blackhawk landed, as men exploded from its open doors. In
seconds the six man strike team had entered the UFO through a 7
meter hatchless, oval portal. No resistance was encountered. At the
controls, 3 dead crewman were found.
With the ship captured, the US Air force, Pentagon, and Office of
Naval Intelligence were notified. Through the night a special team
of technicians had shut-down and disassembled the sphere. Early the
next morning Nov. 6, 1989 construction equipment and trucks were
brought into the swamp. The UFO parts were transported to a secret
facility in Kanata, Ontario.
As a cover story the locals were informed that a road was being
built through the swamp. No smokescreen was needed for the military
activity as Canadian forces regularly train in the Carp region.
Officially nothing unusual was reported in the area. Although
someone anonymously turned in a 35mm roll of film. It was received
by the National Research Council of Canada, in Ottawa. The film
contained several clear shots of an entity holding a light. (see
photo) At this time the photographer is still unidentified.
The humanoids were packed in ice and sent to an isolation chamber at
the Univ. of Ottawa. CIA physiologists performed the autopsies.
reptilian, fetus-headed beings, were listed as CLASS 1 NTE’s. (Non
Terrestrial Entities) Like others recovered in previous operations,
they were muscular,
grey-white skinned, humanoids.
The ship was partially reassembled at the underground facility in
Kanata. Unlike previous recoveries this one is pure military. Built
as a “Starfighter” it is heavily armed and armored. In design no
rivets, bolts, or welds were used in fastening, yet when
reconstructed there are no seams. The UFO itself is made up of a
matrixed dielectric magnesium alloy. It is driven by pulsed
electromagnetic fields generated by a cold fusion reactor. All
offensive capabilities utilize independently targeting electronic
beam weapons. In the cargo hold were found ordnance racks containing fifty Soviet nuclear warheads. Their purpose was revealed by
advanced tactical/combat computers located in the flight deck.
Threatened by recent East-West relations, and the revolutionary
movements within itself, Red China is preparing for the final
ideological war. The aliens have agreed to defend China from the
free world’s combined military and nuclear forces.
At this time China is arming the Middle East with their own nuclear
arsenals, in order that they can successfully take on Israel.
Unifying the Arabs under one Chinese command was simple, especially
with Israel’s recent “iron fist” attitude toward occupied
The Soviet warheads found in the UFO were destined for Syria.
operatives in the Middle East have noticed huge movements of Chinese
“technicians” and “advisors”. China is also supplying the Arabs with
bacteriological agents, Migs, Hind gunships, tanks, and missile
launchers. The use of “Soviet” instead of “Chinese” nukes is part of
a disinformation campaign to break up East-West relations after the
annihilation of Israel. The Warheads were hijacked from Soviet subs
in the Dragon’s Triangle.
A section of alien controlled Pacific once
frequented by Russian subs. After losing some 900 high yield
warheads and 13 vessels, commanders were ordered to steer clear of
The most important alien-tech find were the 2 millimeter, spheroid,
brain implants. Surgically inserted through the nasal orifice the
individual can be fully monitored and controlled. The CIA and
Canadian Govt have actively supported mind-slave experiments for
years. Currently the Univ. of Ottawa is involved in ELF wave mind
control programs. A continuation of the CIA psychological warfare
project known as
MKULTRA, started at the Allen Memorial Institute in
Using ELF signals transmitted at the
same wavelength the human brain uses, the researchers could
subliminally control the test subject. The alien implants utilize
the same principles except that the whole unit is sub miniaturized
and contained in the brain. Fortunately the implants can be detected
by magnetic resolution scanning technology. All individuals
implanted by the aliens are classified as ZOMBIES.
The ZOMBIES have been programmed to help overthrow Mankind in the
near future. When China finishes with Israel it will invade Europe.
At the same time Chinese space based bacteriological weapons will be
launched at the Arctic. The winds will carry the diseases into
Russia and North America. In days 100’s of millions will be dead,
survivors will have to deal with Chinese, aliens, and the ZOMBIES.
The aliens want all out war so that human resistance would be
minimal, when they invade. They tried this same tactic once before
with Nazi Germany. Most of the scientific advances we have today
came from German science which was based on alien technology. Had
Hitler won the war, the earth would have become a concentration camp
in order to depopulate the continents for the aliens.
Data aboard the sphere explained why the aliens are so comfortable
on our world. They preceded man on the evolutionary scale by
millions of years; created with the dinosaurs. Some 675 million
years ago an interdimensional war destroyed most of their
civilization, and forced them to leave the earth. Now they have
chosen to reclaim what was once theirs.
The alien forces with their Chinese and Arab allies will attack
within the next 5 years.
Waiting longer than that would make it
impossible even for the aliens to reverse the ecological damage
inflicted on the Earth by Man.
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The Carp Case
(The Guardian Caper)
- The MUFON Ontario Version: Part 2 -
The following morning, Graham Lightfoot, Oechsler and his son met
and drove to the Labanek's home at Manion Corners near Carp,
Ontario. Graham reintroduced himself and asked Diane Labanek if she
remembered him. "Vaguely" she said, and then remembered their
conversation about a bright light that had headed towards the swamp
at the bottom of her field back in 1990.
When asked if she had seen anything strange since then, she
described an event that happened in their field. It seems she was
putting her children to bed one night in August 1991 and something
caught here eye from the second floor bedroom.
Labanek described seeing what she thought was a fire, or perhaps
flares burning at the far end of the field behind the house and as
she watched, a 'craft' landed next to the fire/flares.
"After a few
minutes, maybe five or eight, the very bright lights on the craft
went out - just like you turn off a light-bulb. And soon after, the
flares went out. Then some minutes later, a helicopter came and
hovered over the area - like they were looking for something" she
When she was asked later why she hadn't called the fire department
about a 'fire' burning in her field, which was tinder dry in the
August heat, she replied,
"I didn't think that anyone would believe
and I thought I'd get into trouble!"
On Oechsler's next visit to the Labanek's, she was asked to draw
what she had seen. She drew a craft that she described as being
silver/grey, with a zigzag design around it, sitting on three blocks
which, coincidently, matched a drawing that was in one of the
Guardian packages - a drawing that she maintained she'd never seen.
Labanek was able to see an object and details that were over 2200
feet away in the dark and brightly lit from the bottom up.
Guardian's video camera, which was closer, couldn't see the
'thunderbolt insignia' around the 'craft' or the three 'blocks'
beneath the craft.
The video clearly shows the 'craft' to be red and
MORE ON GUARDIAN'S VIDEO
In the version of Guardians video that was sent to CUFORN, the
Canadian UFO Research Network, the last three frames show a
windshield with the wiper blades in an upright position.
Guardian put those frames that appear to have been shot at night
with artificial light, on the tape?
Were those frames designed to
give a clue as to what the craft really was?
In the course of one of many discussions between the investigators,
Tom Theofanous asked Oechsler what he thought about the windshield
footage on Guardian's video. Oechsler replied that it wasn't a
windshield but rather the design on the side of the 'craft'. Tom
asked how he'd come to that conclusion? Oechsler replied,
there's Diane's evidence together with my expertise in analysis -
Oechsler had once again brought up his 'qualifications and
expertise', which he seemingly did and still does at the drop of a
hat. Unfortunately, Oechsler's qualifications on the subject of
windshields were definitely non-existent when compared to Tom's -
he's been running a windshield repair company for the past seven
FIELD INVESTIGATOR OECHSLER
Oechsler and Graham went out to the field after their first talk
with Diane Labanek.
The previous night, at a restaurant, Oechsler
had claimed that he had found the 'landing site' and now insisted
that they look for 'evidence'. He spotted an area of grass that had
been "dug up during the landing". Graham, who works for the Ontario
Federation of Agriculture, patiently explained that skunks caused
that kind of damage while looking for grubs.
Oechsler's biography touts his experience in dealing with the UFO
phenomenon and his expertise in 'field work', an expertise not on
display that day. "He seemed not to know what he was looking for or
anything much about country nature" Graham observed later.
Oechsler's inexperience continued to make to show as he pointed to
vegetation that had "been treated with microwave radiation"! How did
he come to that conclusion without using any instruments?
dry and brittle, so it's obviously been irradiated" Oechsler said.
The 'irradiated' plants were Juniper bushes that always look that
way after a Canadian winter - bleached, dried and flattened by heavy
snow, probably in much the same way as in Maryland, Oechsler's
Graham and Oechsler continued to examine what Oechsler was convinced
was the landing site. He then asked Graham if he had anything to put
samples in. Graham thought that it was extremely odd that an
investigator of Oechsler's 'calibre' would show up with no sample
containers and handed over some empty film canisters for Oechsler's
On returning to Labanek's house later that day, Labanek told them
that her husband Bill had "gone for milk" at around 10:00pm on the
evening of the 'landing' and had missed it. Bill Labanek had been
doing a 'milk-run' on the night in 1989 when there had been a
'crash' in their swamp.
He didn't seem to be at all concerned about what had transpired on
his property on either occasion. He didn't bother to take the time
to go look at the spot which his wife said had been a 'UFO landing
Diane Labanek claims to have gone only part way into the field the
day after the 'landing', looked briefly in the direction of the
'landing site', didn't see anything, and walked back to the house.
She had told no one about what she saw that night until Graham and
Oechsler asked her about it.
Why didn't she walk the remaining couple of hundred yards to where
this 'amazing event' took place? She says that it was a beautiful
summer evening too.
That evening Graham called Tom in Toronto and recounted the days
events. They discussed Oechsler and his amateurish approach to the
investigation and observed that a pattern seemed to be emerging.
seemed that Oechsler was incompetent, egocentric and attempting to
steer the case and its facts to fit in with his own agenda.
As a follow-up to Diane Labanek's assertions about helicopter
activity following the 'landing', Investigator Drew Williamson
called the Department of National Defence (DND) on May 12, 1992. He
was told that the military held exercises every August using
helicopters and that they had to get permission from landowners for
the choppers to land in their fields. If an emergency were to arise
and a helicopter had to land DND would pay compensation for any
On July 12, 1992, Graham made a number of calls to various military
establishments to get information on helicopter activity. He was
told that they don't use flares during landings at night, but do use
Chem-Sticks that glow in the dark. Captain Mark Bigoutte said that
although choppers were on exercise on August 19, 1991, they were
many miles to the west of Manion Corners.
On July 14, 1992 Oechsler arrived back at Graham's place and the
next day they went to Uplands Royal Canadian Airforce base and
showed Colonel Cajo Brando and Major Norm Patterson the Guardian
video - over and over.
Colonel Brando didn't think it was a helicopter and when shown a
photograph taken by one of the Labanek children of a Huey Helicopter
that Diane Labanek maintained had 'buzzed' their home after the
'landing', he said, "It's not one ours, they were decommissioned
(taken out of active-service) two years ago."
Brando suggested that it may have been an American chopper that had
come across the border without notifying Canadian authorities -
something which, apparently, happens often.
Later that day, Graham and Oechsler returned to the Labanek's and
collected some fifteen soil and plant samples from the supposed
'landing' site. On a radio call-in show, March 30th '93, Oechsler
claimed to have collected "over a hundred samples from all over the
Oechsler, in a conversation with Graham and Tom expressed interest
in getting the case on the 'Unsolved Mysteries' TV show, feeling
that it might flush Guardian out. Tom countered that it might be
better to further investigate the claims of the 'witnesses' before
giving the case national TV exposure.
What neither Tom nor Graham knew at the time, was that Oechsler had
already gone ahead and made a deal with Unsolved Mysteries to shoot
a segment on the Carp Case in the fall.
In the following three months preparations were made for the
shooting of the 'Unsolved' segment with Graham received many calls
from and eventually met the TV show's Bob Kiviat and Bob Wise.
Oechsler flew into Ottawa in mid October 1992 with the 'Unsolved'
crew and interviewed Major Patterson about the Guardian 'Documents'.
Graham, feeling as he did about Oechsler's 'slant' on the case was
very reluctant to appear on the show and it took many calls from
various production people to eventually talk him into appearing.
On November 15, 1992 participants in the Carp segment gathered at
General Assembly for the taping. Graham met Bruce Maccabee for the
first time and, to use his words, "was not very impressed."
his contribution 'in the can' the next day at the Labanek's.
In the course of a meeting on November 19, 1992 Graham learned that
a man named Andy Williams claimed that he knew who Guardian was.
Graham and Oechsler arranged to meet with Williams the next day in
Ottawa. Andy Williams explained that a friend of many years,
Bobby Charlebois, had an on-going interest in UFOs and had called himself
'Guardian' over the course of those years. He went on to give
details about Bobby Charlebois and his 'interests'.
Oechsler, inexplicably, gave Andy Williams much material regarding
the Carp case.
On November 22nd, Graham discovered that a co-worker knew Bobby
Charlebois well - his sister, Meg had dated the Guardian 'suspect'.
Graham talked with Meg and she confirmed that Charlebois was an avid
UFO buff and had discussed the phenomenon on many occasions in the
Despite having signed an 'exclusive' with Unsolved Mysteries to not
do another show until 30 days after their 'airing' of the Carp Case, Oechsler records a segment for 'Sightings' in January of 1993
without telling Graham until after the fact.
Interestingly, Dr. A.J. Quarington a 'witness' participates in
'Sightings' after refusing meet or even discuss the case with Graham
and Clive Nadin (the former Director of MUFON Ontario) in the early
stages of the investigation.
On February 1, 1993 Oechsler and Graham meet with reporter Lois Tuffin, who also knows Bobby Charlebois well. Oechsler asked her to
deliver a large package of UFO material to Charlebois in the hopes
of getting his fingerprints. She did so, but the package was
returned to her an hour later.
The following day Oechsler collected the package from Lois and took
it to the OPP (Ontario Provincial Police) to have it checked for
fingerprints. There were none and the feeling was that Charlebois
had out-smarted them, wiping the package clean. It seems that
Charlebois has something to hide.
Diane Labanek, on hearing Bobby Charlebois name said that she had
known him "for a while" and that he was a good friend who visited
Oechsler asked her to try and get Charlebois' fingerprints from any
drinking glasses that he might use. Labanek claimed that Charlebois
always wiped them clean.
- End of Part Two, MUFON Ontario Version -
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The Carp Case
(The Guardian Caper)
- The MUFON Ontario Version: Part 3 -
On February 4, 1993 Graham and Oechsler went to the Labanek's where
Leanne Cuzak interviewed Bob Oechsler and Diane Labanek for CJOH-TV,
During this interview Labanek claimed that "a lot of others had seen
the event that had transpired in my field". She didn't, however,
seem to recall any names and in talking to many residents in the
Manion Corner area, MUFON Ontario has not been able to find any
other witnesses to the 'UFO Landing'.
During the CJOH-TV interview that day Oechsler also claimed that he
too had received a large number of calls from 'witnesses'. Graham
wasn't aware of any calls to the Labanek's or anywhere else other
than a few to Oechsler's hotel.
Later that day, Graham Lightfoot and Oechsler met with a couple of
high school girls in Almonte, a short drive from the Labanek's. They
had called the Unsolved Mysteries Hotline, which again Graham wasn't
aware of, to report that they knew who Guardian was. The name they
gave wasn't Charlebois'. Oechsler told them who Guardian was.
Oechsler, despite avowing not to, was blowing Guardian's cover'.
On February 24, 1993, Labanek told Graham and Oechsler about a
sighting that her mother had the previous week. Her mother had seen
a 'craft' hovering "not fifty feet from the house" but was too
scared at the time to call out to anybody.
Later Labanek claimed that her husband saw a 'craft' around the same
spot as the August '91 sighting. There were no explanations as to
when or if there were any traces of this second 'landing'.
Apparently, neither of these 'incidents' were of interest to
Oechsler and he has only mentioned them very briefly since and only
If these two events were 'real' why wouldn't he have investigated
them too, instead of making such a fuss about the 'evidence' that
he'd found nine months after the August '91 'landing'? Labanek's
mother's and husband's 'experiences' would have surely produced more
witnesses and ground effects?!
Labanek has constantly complained about being harassed by
'low-flying' helicopters that blew shingles off her roof. When close
neighbours were questioned by MUFON Ontario investigators about any
low-flying choppers they might have observed, they only mentioned
the regular Air Ambulance flights that passed overhead and the
occasional military or Mountie aircraft. Not one mentioned choppers
flying at unusually low altitudes - below the regulation
At the time of describing her mother's 'sighting' to Graham and
Oechsler, Labanek told of a white helicopter that passed over the
house the following day. Subsequent investigation showed that it was
a NATO aircraft on a training-exercise and that it too would not
have been flying below the standard five-hundred foot level.
Due to the proximity of the Labanek's neighbors it would be
impossible for a helicopter to fly low enough to blow the shingles
off one house and not be noticed by the residents of neighboring
Labanek had told Graham that she knew nothing about UFOs, nor did
she care about them or talk about them with anyone. And yet, when
the Unsolved Mysteries show was being taped at her home, one of the
'grips' on the crew setting up a scene (in which Guardian was
mailing a video) in Labanek's basement recreation room, found
"cupboards containing many UFO books".
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Graham Lightfoot Letter Regarding Bob Oechsler
On February 28, 1993 Graham wrote the following to Bob Kiviat,
producer of the Unexplained Mysteries segment on 'Guardian':
Bob Kiviat, Producer
Cosgrove/ Meurer Productions
No doubt you’ve heard from Oechsler that there has been
another sighting at Labanek’s... on Feb 17th ‘93. It was Diane’s
mother who saw the event at 11:10 pm, very close to the house.
She was so frightened that she didn’t call to Diane and no one
else saw it. She said the craft was right over the garden which
means it was within 50 feet of the house. It hovered there for a
short while and moved south over the swamp, in the direction
that the 1989 ‘crash’ light was seen. It came back beside the
house and then moved off out of sight over the swamp. She
described it as having a flashing light on top and lots of light
all around it. She pulled the curtains from the window, but
didn’t wake anyone else in the house. The next day a white
helicopter arrived and flew over the same course.
Oechsler may or may not have told you he is working with the
RCMP in trying to get Guardian’s (Bobby Charlesbois)
fingerprints. He tells me he is trying to get the RCMP to charge
Bobby with a minor charge of forging DND documents to scare him
into an admission. This is contrary to Oechsler’s stated intent
to Bobby, of not disclosing Bobby’s identity if he wished to
I am trusting you to keep my comments to you in confidence from
Oechsler as I will no doubt be working with him again on this
case. I have no problem working with him at arms length, but his
methods and rather chaotic behavior bothers me. He has told me
that he wants to set up a 24-hours a day, two week watch at the
Labanek’s since he feels the sightings will re-occur in the near
future. He has no funding for this operation and told me he will
seek help from your company in this regard.
This may all be a good idea, but my feeling is that these things
will run their course, with or without 24-hour surveillance. In
fact I’d hazard a guess that the event is less likely to occur
I’ve heard through the grapevine that the ‘expert’ on the
Sightings show claims he doesn’t know who Oechsler is, never met
him. It seems Sightings showed the tape to this ‘expert’ and he
said he didn’t know what it was. Also MUFON is distancing itself
from Oechsler after their credibility suffered with the Gulf
Breeze story. It seems Oechsler wants to speak at their annual
meeting and they don’t want him there.
Oechsler has a lot of background information and he certainly
has a lot of contacts that are invaluable in doing research of
this nature. He is persistent in looking for evidence, yet at
the same time he often tries to build a case to fit his
preconceived story line.
This bothers me.
We have talked about his ego and wanting credit for everything
he learns. That’s OK by me. In the Labanek case he used a lot of
material that I got for him. The show implied that he found
Labanek’s place from the Guardian map. He could have spent weeks
looking for the location on his own.
But what bothers me the most is his tunnel vision, that only he
can find the answers.
- Graham Lightfoot
On March 4, '93, Oechsler phoned Graham to boast that he had asked
the RCMP to apply pressure the Guardian suspect, Bobby Charlebois,
by charging him with forging Department of National Defense
In actual fact, the only way the RCMP would have paid any attention
would have been if a formal complaint was filed by a Canadian
What Oechsler didn't tell Graham was that a complaint was lodged by
the Labaneks who told the RCMP that they were being 'harassed' by
helicopters flying over their property, below the 500 feet minimum
set by the Federal Government.
March 8, brought a call from Labanek to Graham. She complained about
being 'harassed' by the RCMP. She said that they tried to get her to
sign a 'confession' ( her word ) that craft she saw landing in her
field on the night of August 18, 1991 was a helicopter! She also
claimed that Bobby 'Guardian' Charlebois was also being 'harassed'
by the Mounties and had hired a lawyer.
Graham, at the time, was convinced that Labanek was telling the
truth and felt that something should be done about her complaints.
He called Charlie Greenwell at CJOH-TV in Ottawa and suggested that
perhaps the station could cover the story on their local news. A
report aired three days later on the 6 O'clock News.
CJOH-TV's news item infuriated Oechsler. On March 29, he blasted
Graham for giving the story to a TV station. This puzzled Graham -
why would Oechsler take exception to him helping Labanek expose RCMP
What Graham didn't know was that the complaint to the Mounties was
lodged by the Labaneks, apparently at the urging of Oechsler, to
increase the credibility of the Carp Case. p A censored copy of the
RCMP report on the case, obtained by Christian Page of The Mutual
UFO Network (MUFON) in Quebec, told a different story.
The Labanek's complaint was actually filed with the RCMP on February
10, 1993! The purpose of the investigation was to:
[Quote from RCMP Report ]
ascertain if sufficient evidence was available to support a
prosecution under the Aeronautics Act, Section 534 (2) (b) for
flying below 500 feet
ascertain if in fact the object observed was an aircraft
ascertain if the craft observed (by complainant) is a UFO (as per
The investigation by RCMP Constable De Haitre, started on February
15, 1993 with interviews of the Labanek's neighbors.
De Haitre found that signs bearing the words 'Defense Canada',
'Killing Fields', and a 'Test Area' sign with a hand-painted tank
and 'Air-Wolf' helicopter on it had been seen in a field that later
proved to be owned by the Labanek's. Const. De Haitre observed in
his report that the lettering-style on the signs was similar to
those in the Guardian documents.
Constable De Haitre was told by one of the Labaneks neighbors that
another sign had the word 'Nuclear' mis-spelled as 'Nucleear'.
Oechsler then directed his energies toward De Haitre and Canadian
Airforce Major Patterson - which created more confusion.
Oechsler told Constable De Haitre about finding Titanium at the
'landing site' in the Labanek's field and showed him some of the
photographs that he had taken. He also told De Haitre that there
were no traces of Strontium, which there would have been had the
flares at the 'site' been of the military 'high-heat', type.
Later, in the February/March issue of UFO Library Magazine, Oechsler
wrote that he "had the smoking-gun in the pyrotechnical mystery". He
now claimed that there was evidence of Lithium Carbonate which is
not used in military flares, but rather in "expensive fireworks
displays" (or perhaps in roadside emergency flares?). Fireworks
that, of course, can be purchased at any 7-11 Store.
Isn't it strange that he would wait a whole year to tell the world
the results of his 'tests'?
Oechsler had results of a test that refuted his completely baseless
theory about military flares being used at the Carp 'landing site'
and didn't publish them for over a year?
And what did he do during that time? He traveled the lecture circuit
making money telling people that the flares were definitely military
in origin because of the strontium residue that he didn't find at
the 'landing site'!
Oechsler tried to cement his relationship with the RCMP. He told
Constable De Haitre about his 'witnesses' and his 'analysis' of the
Guardian video and suggested that Bobby 'Guardian' Charlebois be
charged under the 'Fraudulent Cheque Act' for distributing forged
Government documents (the 'Canadian Department of National Defence'
documents). De Haitre concluded that no charges could be laid.
De Haitre investigated Oechsler's claims about Titanium and
Strontium flare-residue and included the results about the
circumstances under which they could and could not be found and
where, in the final RCMP report on the case.
Several conversations and correspondence occurred between Oechsler
and Constable De Haitre, all of which the Mountie, naturally,
recorded in his notes on the case.
- End of Part Three, MUFON Ontario Version -
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Comments on the Second
The Carp Case by MUFON Ontario
Dr. Bruce S. Maccabee, Ph.D.
In the second installment of their critique of the Carp case the
MUFON Ontario authors have published the names of people who said
they wished to remain anonymous, including that of the "Guardian
Suspect" who claims that he is not Guardian. This is bad form if not
just unethical. MUFON International should consider disciplinary
(Note: the witness known as "Sarah" has a quite a sensitive
Canadian government job, which could be "on the line" if her
involvement becomes general knowledge.)
(Note 2: no disciplinary
action was taken.)
The MUFON Ontario version supports Mr. Oechsler's claim that the
primary witness, Diane Labenek was "discovered" in a search of the
neighborhood for witnesses to a strange event the previous summer.
(It is important to note that she was found in a search of the area.
There had been no publicity about the Guardian case and the people
who were living in the area were simply asked about any strange
event they could recall the previous summer.)
She told of seeing red fires at the back end of her field, of seeing
a flying craft land near the fires, of seeing the craft "turn off"
and the fires go out, all late one night in August, 1991. The
article fails to point out that she recalled all of this before she
was shown the video (as documented by Oechsler in his video of the
The article claims that there is a contradiction between Mrs.
Labenek's testimony and the video. According to the article she said
the craft appeared to be silver grey with a zig-zag pattern around
it and appeared to be sitting on three blocks, but the video doesn't
"thunderbolt design around the craft or the three blocks"
and "the video clearly shows the craft to be red, not silver/grey."
Taking the last statement first, the video shows the fires to be red
and it shows white, red and green bright areas (not point lights,
but areas) around the lower edge of the craft.
However, the main surface of the craft is seen only in the "close
up" portions of the video as a silhouette against the flares/smoke.
The surface appears totally dark in the video except where the
flashing top light reflects off the upper surface. At that point one
sees blue/white light. Thus all one can really say about the main
body of the craft, as seen in the video, is that it is reflective.
This does not refute her claim that it was "silver/grey."
Regarding the other statements about what the video camera did not
see ("thunderbolt insignia" or blocks under the craft), it should be
noted that the typical home video camera is nowhere near as
sensitive to light as the human eye. Bright lights cause over
exposure and dimly lit surfaces are not detected at all.
Unfortunately we don't know what the characteristics of the Guardian
video camera are, but based on typical available video cameras in
1991 and earlier, it likely had a sensitivity of 5 lux or more. This
is enough to create barely useable videos in a dim room.
If the surface of the craft were unlighted or had very dim lighting,
and if the blocks were unlighted or very dimly lit, the video camera
might not detect them. Consider, again, that the surface of the
craft itself made no impression on the video; it was seen only as a
silhouette against the flares and flare-illuminated smoke. If we
knew for a fact that the Guardian camera was a very sensitive,
expensive camera, then we might have a good reason to question the
lack of complete agreement with her description.
However, we don't know its sensitivity (and I suspect that the
camera was not very good one because the video is quite poor) so we
cannot state, as if it were a fact, that there is a contradiction
between the video an Mrs. Labenek's testimony.
The article makes reference to "three frames" of the video (taking
1/10 of a second) which, it is claimed, show a windshield wiper "in
the upright position."
The article then asks, as if the windshield
wiper identification were proven,
"Why would Guardian put those
frames that appear to have been shot at night with artificial light,
on the tape?
Were those frames designed to give a clue as to what the craft
These questions appear to he rhetorical questions, not
designed to be answered, but designed to make the reader
think..."aha, a hoax." They make sense only if those three frames do
show a windshield wiper.
I have examined the frames in question and also the approximately
500 which follow in the video that Mr. Oechsler received (apparently
Tom did not have these frames). The imagery in those 17 seconds
shows nearly straight or zig-zag lines of varying brightness and
orientation including a bright one which slants upward and to the
right from near the bottom of the frame. This, I presume, is the
"windshield wiper" (as confirmed by Tom's expertise as a windshield
How he would arrive at that identification is a mystery to me. The
only similarity is that the slant of the bright line in the video is
comparable to the orientation of a windshield wiper blade at rest.
But since windshield wiper blades don't glow in the dark, in order
to videotape one in the dark it would be necessary to illuminate it,
and the illumination would make apparent other things around the
blade, such as the hood of the car/truck, scattered light from the
windshield itself, etc.
The recorded image is, in fact, much closer to something that might
be described as a "thunderbolt" insignia which, according to the
article, Diane recalled but did not appear on the video (?)!
Apparently it did not occur to the Ontario analysts that, perhaps,
this portion of the video shows a portion of what Diane called a
zig-zag design. Unfortunately, there is no way of knowing just what
this shows, since there is no verbal description on the videotape.
However, I can see no justification for stating, as if it were a
fact, that this portion of the video shows a windshield wiper blade
(illuminated in some unknown way that manages to hide all the other
things that would be around such a blade!). And then, what about the
numerous other thin, dimmer zig-zag lines in the images? Are they
other wiper blades?
The article refers to juniper bushes which were flattened in the
area of the craft itself. The article claims that this sort of
flattening is what happens in a normal winter as a result of the
weight of snow. I saw some of those bushes myself after they had had
a whole summer to "rejuvenate." Other such bushes were standing up
nicely, but these were crushed and dead. If normal snow did this to
juniper bushes... there wouldn't be many such bushes in Canada.
if this were a result of snow, then why weren't all (or most) the
bushes in the field crushed in a similar way... why just in the area
of the craft?
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Information Access Directorate
720 Chemin Belfast Rd.
OTTAWA, Ontario K1A 0R2
RCMP GRC - INVESTIGATION REPORT
Security classification : PROTECTED A
RCMP File References : 93A-0735
Division : A
Date : 1993-APR-01
Sub-division : Federal Policing Section
Detachment : F.I.U.
Reference : Unsolved Mysteries
Assistance to General Public
1.0 INDIVIDUALS &
ORGANIZATIONS SUBJECT OF INVESTIGATION
5. (N.J. PATTERSON) Mjr.
Canadian Forces Base Ottawa
Base Information Officer
7. (P. FRASER), Sgt.
Add: R.C.M.P. H-Q, Audio Visual Enhancement
1. TOWNSHIP of WEST CARLETON
2. Huisson Aviation Ltd.
Add: Carp Ont.
3. Department of Transport (D.O.T.)
Add: Ottawa Ont.
4. National Research Council (N.R.C.)
5. Ottawa Weather Office
2.0 HISTORY OF THE COMPLAINT
On February 02nd 1993, a television broadcast
“Unsolved Mysteries” was aired. In this broadcast
Diane LABENEK alleges that on August 18th 1991, at
approximately 22:00 hrs, she observed a UFO
(Unidentified Flying Object), approaching, landing
then departing from the back fields of her
2.2 Ten minutes after the departure an unidentified
helicopter passed over her residence at an altitude
close enough to cause some damage to a few roof
2.3 At the time Mr. LABENEK was reported to be on an
errand and as a result he did not witness the
incidents. The broadcast also indicated that the UFO
incident had been captured on video tape by an
unknown individual identified only as, “THE
GUARDIAN”. The video and correspondence was then
sent [-CENSORED-] some six months after the
2.4 On February 10th 1993, “A” Division F.I.U.
received information from a source stating that the
3.0 PURPOSE OF INVESTIGATION
3.1 A: To ascertain if sufficient evidence is
available to support a prosecution under the
Aeronautics Act, Section 534(2)(b), for flying below
B: To ascertain if in fact the object observed is an
C: To ascertain if the craft observed is a UFO.
4.1 On FEB.
15th 1993, Cst. DE HAITRE conducted a enquiry with
the following results.
4,2 One source interviewed (A) had not observed the
reported occurrence, however on February 14th 1993,
he did video tape a sign [-CENSORED-] of where the
incident had occurred. This sign was approximately
five feet square, made of steel, painted in yellow
with the phrases; “DEFENCE CANADA” “KILLING
TECHNOLOGY” “TEST AREA”, in black paint with a hand
drawn picture of a tank and an airwolf type
helicopter at the bottom of the sign. A copy of the
video was made for the writer.
4.3 One observation made of the sign, is that the
general characteristics of the lettering closely
resembled that of the correspondence sent by “THE
GUARDIAN” [-CENSORED-], along with the video taping
of the UFO.
4.4 The source had in 1991 and 1992 observed several
more such signs in that area, one even had the word
“NUCLEAR” spelt as “NUCLEEAR”, with two “E”s. It
appears that at the present time these signs are
either gone or buried under the snow.
4.5 The source [-CENSORED-] further stated that low
flying helicopters with no observed identifiable
markings have been in the area at different times of
the day and night. As a result it was agreed that
the source would keep a daily diary until further
notice. An attempt to photograph and or video tape
future helicopters flying over would be made, as an
assistance to the writer.
4.6 At approximately 10:00 hrs Cst. DE HAITRE
attended at the location where the video of the sign
was made. Four more signs were located and
photographed for the file. These signs were similar
to signs previously mentioned in 4.4 but smaller in
size, with only the word “WARNING” on one and the
word “ONE” on the other. Nothing of further value
was found. These signs had been severely damaged by
gun shots likely as a result of hunters using them
as target practice.
4.7 At approximately 11:00 hrs a red and white
helicopter was observed and photographed by the
investigator who was at the intersection of Corkery
Rd., and Old Almonte Rd. The helicopter was
traveling in a north to south direction
crisscrossing [-CENSORED-] well above the 500 feet
limit required by law.
4.8 Another source interviewed (B) did not observe
any UFO sighting as mentioned on the broadcast. This
individual has lived in the area [-CENSORED-] and
has had occasion to observe helicopters flying in a
south-west direction. He stated that a military base
exists in Carp, and that there is also a training
school at the Carp airport about seven miles away.
4.9 This source further stated that around 1988/1989
a helicopter was sighted in the field behind
[-CENSORED-]. A few months later it was rumored that
a farmer in that area had been missing a few cows.
No comments was made regarding the Unsolved
4.10 Another source interviewed © did not observe
the UFO sighting, however did say that helicopters
do fly low in the area, further, that there is a
medical helicopter described as being white and
orange-red in color that does the Carp to Kingston
run. The helicopter’s flight path is directly over
their residence. It was not mentioned if the medical
helicopter was the suspected low flyer.
4.11 Another source interviewed (D) who has resided
in the area
[-CENSORED-] did not see the program in question
[-CENSORED-]. This person [-CENSORED-] indicates
that there are many helicopters flying usually out
of the Carp Airport, but not at low altitudes.
4.12 Another source interviewed (E) has resided in
[-CENSORED-], (same area visited by the first source
and the investigator). He further stated that almost
every night at approximately 21:00 hrs, for the last
couple of years, helicopters have been flying over
4.13 Another source interviewed (F) has lived in the
[-CENSORED-] has seen several helicopters fly over,
noticed nothing out of the ordinary and added that
this is a quiet area. The source did view the
Unsolved Mysteries program [-CENSORED-].
4.14 Another source interviewed (G) has lived in the
area many years [-CENSORED-] same area visited by
the investigator). He is aware of the signs erected
saying, “NUCLEAR TESTING” etc. [much deleted]
4.16 When questioned about the red and white
helicopters the source indicated that this was the
new emergency helicopter which for the last two
years has been flying over the house when making its
runs to and from Barrys Bay. At times it even flies
three times a night.
4.17 As a final piece of information the source
indicated that a person living in the area,
4.18 Another source interviewed (H) has lived in the
area many years and indicates that for as long as he
can remember their (sic) have been odd grass
formations, approximately ten feet in diameter. They
could be found [-CENSORED-].
4.19 Another source interviewed (I) has lived in the
area [-CENSORED-] and could only say that [much
4.21 Attendance made at the West Carleton township
clerks office where it was learnt that a similar
letter much like the one aired on Unsolved Mysteries
had been received about a year ago. Since it made
reference to the military it was subsequently handed
over to the Military Police at the Carp military
base. It was also learnt that pictures had been
taken of various signs on the previously mentioned
property, by a by-laws officer who subsequently
handed them to the military. To date this
information has not been made available to the
4.22 On February 17th 1993, another source
[-CENSORED-] advised that the air ambulance has been
in operation for the last two years, it covers all
of Eastern Ontario and the flight path from Carp to
Cornwall takes it directly [-CENSORED-]. The
helicopter has a white strobe light which at night
can look blue and can flash several cycles per
second much like the one seen on Unsolved Mysteries.
4.23 The air ambulance helicopter was in operation
from 20:35 hrs on the 18th of August 1991, till
00:22hrs on the 19th. At the time of the sighting
the helicopter was on route from Cornwall to N.D.M.C.
(National Defense Medical Center) in Ottawa and
therefore eliminated as a subject.
4.24 The writer heard rumors that the military, the
S.E.R.T. teams and the N.R.C. (National Research
Council) had each been conducting helicopter
exercises and training sessions during the same
period of time. This information was later denied by
the Military and RCMP. The NRC flight research lab
with facilities in Carp have been experimenting with
different means of commanding a helicopter, a Bell
205 Red and Yellow. Such tests are usually during
the day and originate from Uplands Airport,
furthermore no such flights were recorded on the
18th of August.
4.25 On February 18th information was received from
the D.O.T., revealing that Military helicopters have
in fact been conducting exercises at Connaught
Ranges, [-CENSORED-] and that often helicopters land
in farmers fields. The exercises consists of night
vision goggles (NVG) flight training, in which the
pilot flies the helicopter without lights in total
darkness using only special night vision equipment,
the purpose is to fly as close to the ground as
possible. It is conceivable that the pilot may by
design or by error stray from the designated area.
When such activities are to take place a Notice to
Airmen should be sent out advising of same and that
red flares will be used as markers, in a “T”
4.26 The D.O.T. also advises that it is not uncommon
to see the U.S. military making unscheduled or
unspecified flights into Canadian Air Space, without
alerting Canadian authorities. Such patrols would
never be admitted by U.S. authorities. These flights
are likely out of Fort DRUM, N.Y. They will often
participate in Cnd. Armed Forces maneuvers, for an
exchange of experience and information during
training sessions, and some-times although rarely,
“just for a ride”. It has also been learnt that the
Canadian military’s actions are not governed by the
Civil Aeronautics Act but rather by parallel
military air regulations. Should the military be
found flying in a manner dangerous to the public
safety, the D.O.T. procedure is to advise the
Ministry of Defence who will then investigate the
matter. In the source’s opinion it is an accepted
practice that until something happens the
infractions are ignored.
4.27 Mjr. PATTERSON admits that helicopters do fly
in the area but not at tree top level. That N.V.G.
flights are made but in designated areas. He further
admits that he may not be aware of all unscheduled
or unspecified flights. He further stated that it is
not uncommon to have U.S. helicopters in the area
for reasons such as refueling etc.
4.28 Mjr. PATTERSON who had received a copy of the
video tape and a letter relating to the incident
[-CENSORED-] provided same to the writer for
investigational purposes. [-CENSORED-] PATTERSON has
viewed the video and in his opinion, the event
appears to be real but the location where it
occurred is not certain. [-CENSORED-]
4.29 On February 18th three experts from the D.O.T.
viewed the video and as a result a letter expressing
a personal opinion was provided to the writer,
indicating the following.
Note that the letter has been condensed
The main rotor, the tail bottom assembly, the bright
white light under the object is consistent with
helicopter high intensity hover lights, the red and
green lights which could be navigation lights that
are low and close to the body again consistent with
The flickering light could be a “masthead light”,
which is a white light shining on the rotor mast of
a helicopter for inspection purposes. This light
shines on the rotating portion of the flight control
rods of the main rotor and gives the impression that
the light is pulsing. The frequency of the flicker,
7 cycles per second as stated in the television
video, would be consistent with the rotation speed
of a helicopter rotor (360-400 RPM). As a result the
helicopter is likely a SIKORSKEY S-76 commercial or
a SIKORSKEY UH60 U.S. Military helicopter.
4.30 On February 19th at approx. 10:00 hrs Cst. DE
HAITRE spoke [-CENSORED-] made reference to several
individuals he had apparently inter-viewed regarding
the incident and who the GUARDIAN might be.
4.32 Fraudulent Cheque Section at H-Q was provided a
copy of the correspondence as seen on the broadcast,
to compare with any similar material. This resulted
with a negative reply.
4.33 On February 22nd the writer obtained the
weather conditions for the 18th AUGUST 1991, for the
general area including Carp.
High 23.5 C Low 15.8 C Precipitation nil
At 20:00hrs: 18.7 C - wind East 11Km - mild
At 21:00hrs: 17.3 C - wind East North East 11Km -
At 22:00hrs: 16.9 C - wind North North East 9Km -
At 23:00hrs: 16.1 C - wind East North East 11Km -
At 24:00hrs: 15.9 C - wind North East 11Km - mild
No clouds from 20:00hrs to 24:00hrs clear visibility
4.34 On February 25th at approx. 15H00hrs
[-CENSORED-] scaled photograph of the fingerprint
found on the “GUARDIAN’s” video cassette. However
without a suspect print to compare to, A-Div. Ident.
was not able to provide any results.
4.35 On February 26th at approx. 09:30hrs Cst. DE
HAITRE contacted the complainant and was advised
that low flying helicopters had been recorded in a
diary and video taped. On the 02nd of March
attendance was made to view the diary and the video.
Unfortunately the quality was so poor that the
helicopter could not be identified. However the
daily diary has no less than six separate sightings
of a low flying white helicopter between February
15th and 25th.
4.36 At approximately 13:15 hrs Mjr. PATTERSON was
informed of this new development and provided a
response for only two of the sightings. He states
that they are UN helicopters, white in color, on
maneuvers and should be no lower than 500 feet.
4.37 D.O.T. advised that the helicopters referred to
here are likely RCMP S.E.R.T. TEAMS doing scenarios,
flown by the military. The bottom line is that the
civil air regulations does not apply in this case,
but these flights may be bordering on illegal
4.38 The Ottawa Intl. airport could not provide
information regarding the UFO and would not
ordinarily know of any incident in the Carp area
unless advised. As for the Carp airport it is a
limited operation, operated by the township.
Basically one can come and go at will without anyone
4.39 On March 02 at approx. 10:30 hrs the writer
HUISSON Aviation in Carp where pictures were taken
of the air ambulance and the Bell 205 helicopter.
[-CENSORED-] the maintenance crew and pilots were
allowed to view the video. Their conclusion is that
the aircraft in question is likely a SIKORSKY UH-60,
Black Hawk. One person mentioning that it sounded
like one. Their opinions mirror that of the Dept. of
Transport. These helicopters including the Bell 205
all resemble each other with very minor differences.
4.40 Attendance was made at the [-CENSORED-]
residence at approx.
12:30hrs. In conversation with [-CENSORED-] it was
learnt that on the date in question he remembered
that at approx. 14:00hrs he saw a dark colored
possibly green helicopter in the third field, and
observed people jumping out. He stated “they don’t
bother me I don’t bother them”. He admits it may be
that they were doing the same thing later that
evening. His concern is that helicopters fly so
close to his house that they damage the shingles.
4.41 On March 03 at approx. 13:30 hrs [-CENSORED-]
In the conversation he indicated that there was no
STRONTIUM residue in the area and that there should
have been since it is a component of red flares.
This residue remains in the ground for years and
years and should therefore have been present.
[-CENSORED-] also made mention to the writer and to
Mjr. PATTERSON, that TITANIUM had been found in some
of the soil samples he had taken from the area. He
did not ex-plain how the samples were taken and if
any precautions were made against contamination.
4.42 On March 03rd at approx. 14:45hrs Cst. DE
HAITRE was advised by H-Q chemistry section that
time and knowing where to look is an important
factor when attempting to find strontium. All traces
of the material would disappear in a very short time
especially when exposed to the elements. This
information contradicts [-CENSORED-] theory that
because strontium was not found, that the red flares
were from a U.F.O.
4.43 At approx. 10:30 hrs [-CENSORED-] contacted the
investigator by phone. He refused to be interviewed
in person stating that he had no time. [-CENSORED-]
and further does not wish to be involved with the
investigation. When asked about the alien pictures
in the video [-CENSORED-] immediate response was
that it was a picture of a mask taken in the dark.
“It’s that simple to do”.
4.44 On March 8th a voluntary statement was obtained
from a source (K) who said that, after hearing of
the Unsolved Mysteries crew being in the Carp area
filming a UFO incident, he provided the name
[-CENSORED-] as a possible reference, simply because
of his knowledge on the subject. The source also
advised that [much deleted] also claims that the
GUARDIAN tape has been poorly edited. That it has
several of what is called “jump cuts”, poor edits
throughout. In his opinion there is nothing in the
video to suggest it was filmed in Corkery and he
also suspects that the Alien pictures were from
another video tape.
4.45 On March 05th at approx. 09:30hrs Sgt FRASER
Analysis viewed the video in question. The video
provided appeared to be a third of fourth generation
and there is an attendant decrease in the quality of
the video recording with each successive generation.
As a result of this viewing certain characteristics
of a helicopter were noted, ie:
A: Tail end
B: Lights at front
C: Two sets of windows
Prints of the above were provided to the writer. The
following two observations were equally as
D: The flares appear at the beginning of the video
with the UFO then they disappear not to be seen
again. This is contrary to [-CENSORED-] the Unsolved
Mysteries program which show the UFO leaving then
the flares extinguish.
E: The UFO shown on Unsolved Mysteries was seen
approaching, landing then departing the scene as the
flares went out. This is contrary to the actual
GUARDIAN video which shows the UFO stationary
throughout the filming and the red flares
disappearing at the beginning.
4.46 On March 30th 1993 at approx. 08:00 hrs Cst. DE
HAITRE interviewed [much deleted].
5.0 INVESTIGATORS COMMENTS
5.1 It is worth noting that to this date there have been no
further reported incidents of low flying white helicopters,
as indicated in 4.35.
6.0 IN CONCLUSION
6.1 The purpose of the investigation is stated in paragraph 3.1. In reviewing the facts pertaining to the incident
[-CENSORED-] it has been determined that ;
A: Not enough evidence has been brought forward to
support a prosecution under Section 534(2)(b) of
the Aeronautics Act.
B: The object observed was a helicopter but could not
be identified due to a lack of sufficient details
C: See B above.
Unless further information regarding this incident comes to
light this file will be as here under noted.
(JRD DE HAITRE), Cst..
Reg. #: 34529
(JCP BISSON), Sgt.
Federal Investigation Unit
Distribution: - original to General Enforcement Branch HQ
- copy to the file
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CARP SURVIVES DEBUNKING ATTEMPT
by Bob Oechsler, Investigations Analyst
RE: CARP: FINAL WORD, O4 APR/AVR 94, Leblanc: O.C.I.P.E.
In order to qualify my response to the rather authoritative
commentary published recently by Benjamin Leblanc (Co-director of O.C.I.P.E. near Montreal), it will be necessary to provide some
insight into my philosophy on analysis and reporting of UFO case
First let me establish some basis for authority
regarding my qualifications in submitting this report, I have no
idea what Mr. Leblanc's qualifications may be as he failed to report
any such information in his submittal - CARP: FINAL WORD.
My active involvement in the research and investigation into the UFO
phenomenon dates back fourteen years, five years in which I served
as the host of what became a nationwide radio broadcast called: UFOs
Today. Anyone who spends 250 hours a year chatting over the
telephone with UFO specialists and witnesses is bound to get an
Add to that another 1,000 hours a year looking
at UFO photos and videos in the company of Ph.D. level technologists
and you've got a good basis for fundamental analysis training. When
you couple those credits with several weeks a year of field
investigations, diplomatic and intelligence agency contacts, former
NASA engineering credentials, and acclaim as a robotic innovator,
you have Bob Oechsler, Investigations Analyst. Biographical
Information sheet available via fax
With regard to the CARP / Guardian Case Investigation, I have a
particular level of expertise that warrants elucidation under these
specific circumstances. My involvement commenced with the receipt of
a video tape of a landed craft and some crude, but elaborate,
manufactured documents detailing what is on the video and expressing
ideological concerns arising out of the history of alien events
reported locally over two decades.
The package arrived postmarked
from Ottawa with no return address and only the designation Guardian
on the videotape accompanied by a fingerprint. I researched the
history of previous claims by the same source which detailed events
in the West Carleton township area just 30 miles west of Ottawa,
Ontario. The town of Carp is located several miles to the north of
the area where the landing reportedly occurred on August 18, 1991.
Since beginning the Guardian video analyses process in February of
1992, I have visited the Ottawa area conducting field investigations
and research on at least nine occasions. I have invested almost
three months time on location and thousands of dollars in expenses
which include costly electron scanning microscope and x-ray analyses
of contamination and control field samples collected at the landing
Over the course of my two years of investigation into the mysterious
Guardian Case, I have consulted on no less than three major network
television broadcasts on the case in question and have included in
my investigation three top Canadian Government Agencies, RCMP
Federal Investigations Unit included. My investigation has involved
more Ph.D.. level scientists in varied disciplines that any other
case in civilian history to my knowledge.
While I feel confident in
certain findings and assessments derived from these efforts, it
would be premature and inappropriate for me to offer a 'Final'
I cannot even eliminate with 100% certainty that the
whole thing was an elaborate fabrication, although I believe it
would be an extremely remote possibility.
RCMP GRC - INVESTIGATION REPORT: (Commentary)
The investigation conducted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP),
Federal Investigations Unit was the basis of the report recently
filed by Mr. Leblanc of O.C.I.P.E (Organizations de Compilation et d'information sur les Phenonomenes Etranges).
Since the Guardian
investigation is a significantly compelling one, I'll confine this
rebuttal to the issues raised in Mr. Leblanc's report with specific
attention to the RCMP investigation cited. Readers can write to the
referenced address for more detailed information on my investigation
regarding the Guardian Case.
Although I was intimately involved in the RCMP Investigation
following a complaint filed by a resident concerned about the low
level helicopter flights in the area and perplexed about the reports
of a UFO landing nearby, the RCMP refused my written request for a
copy of their final report citing internal regulations. Therefore in
spite of Mr. Leblanc's arrogant perplexity at my failure to publish
the RCMP report, this was the first time I've actually seen it.
Nonetheless, I was familiar with much of the contents and am aware
of the identities of most of those interviewed along with their
comments. Consequently, I am fully prepared to respond to the
The primary issues raised in the RCMP Investigation centered on the
reports of potentially illegal helicopter air traffic operations in
West Carleton township. As a result of my investigation on the same
issue with the Department of National Defense (DND), the RCMP
contacted me regarding my investigation into the videotape of a
reported landing of an unusual aircraft on private property. That's
how the UFO issue got pulled into the investigation.
When I was contacted by RCMP Constable Dennis De Haitre, he was
interested in what information I might have to help in his
investigation. I agreed to participate on an information exchange
basis which was honored in principle. Cst. De Haitre made it clear
to me that his investigation was on thin ice due to adverse public
relations concerns regarding the investigation of a reported UFO
incident. I indicated to him that my investigation was initiated
with the conviction that the event most probably was some sort of
There appeared to be enough evidence in the
video to detect military pyrotechnic flare residue at the landing
site. The laboratory results proved negative on required detectable
elements and most likely eliminated military involvement. Thus began
the scramble at RCMP HQ to come up with a viable explanation for the
craft in the Guardian video, namely a helicopter. It seemed to be
the optimum solution for them since there were so many reports of
helicopters in the area, yet the DND report concluded the object in
the video and the helicopters unidentified.
When it became evident to Cst. De Haitre and his superiors that I
was prepared to put my technical experts with impeccable credentials
up against his experts for a meeting at RCMP HQ, they declined my
invitation and terminated the case investigation. Cst. De Haitre
scheduled one final meeting with me at RCMP HQ in Ottawa to return
some investigation exhibits which were loaned to him for his
investigation. During that meeting I was permitted to review a
letter in the file from an individual at another Canadian Government
The letter detailed the author's expertise and indicated
that based on several points (which will be addressed in this
report) he concluded that the object in the Guardian video was a
Sikorsky S-76 helicopter.
The specifics cited from the Guardian video suggesting a helicopter
include a presumed relationship between the rapidly strobing blue
light on top of the craft which reflects off a curved surface and
the masthead light which is a white light shinning "up" through the
control rods at the rotor assembly on a helicopter. This is a
ludicrous assumption that is easily refuted as the premise for the
explanation of the object depicted in the video. The first problem
with the hypothesis exists in the RCMP concession that the rotor
assembly is operating at 360 to 400 RPM. Any rotation of the rotor
assembly would visibly affect the pyrotechnics smoke which is
drifting toward the object at 7 to 11 knots, which incidentally
matches the meteorological report for the date and time period. No
such effect is visible on the video tape.
Another issue associated with the helicopter hypothesis and the
rotation of the rotor assembly involves the analysis of the audio
track from the Guardian videotape. The RCMP investigation revealed
that a sound could be heard on the tape that is consistent with the
sound of rotating chopper blades. I retained the services of an
acoustical physicist to conduct an audio analysis.
One of several
steps involved in the analysis required dubbing the audio track from
the Guardian videotape onto a digital audio tape recording (DAT).
The sound attributed to the helicopter hypothesis was not on the DAT
and therefore it could only be attributed to video noise associated
with the bright burst of light coming from the blue strobe. The
video noise need not be a product of the audio track in order to be
Frame by from analysis of the Guardian videotape refutes another
factor in the masthead light issue in the helicopter scenario. In
order to account for the 7-8 Hz oscillation frequency of the
flashing "blue" (white shows up white on video, never blue) strobe
light in the video, RCMP analysts concluded that the rotor assembly
would need to operate at 360-400 RPM.
With the masthead light turned
on, the control rods might give the impression of a strobe effect.
There are several problems inherent with this theory. The masthead
light would have to be of tremendous luminosity in order to match
the video image and the control rods not matter how thick could not
totally blank out the scatter effect of the constantly burning
light. And there is nothing to account for the reflection of the
strobe on the lower surface are of the craft. RCMP declined a
suggested demonstration with a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation reviewed the Guardian video materials
and could find no one who could agree with the RCMP interpretation.
Clearly RCMP would have been better off concluding that the object
in the Guardian video was a model constructed for an AT&T
Corporation advertising campaign. At least that hypothesis had some
eyebrow raising coincidences that proved difficult to accept.
Perhaps they were on the right track in looking in the direction of
Sikorsky. After all, the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation was named as
a U.S. defense contractor researching electro-gravitics disc
programs in the 1950's according to Wright-Patterson AFB Technical
Library documents. Maybe the object in the Guardian video was in a
new kind of helicopter, without the rotor and blade assembly.
Perhaps a touch of professional protocol might be advisedly
exercised by Mr. Leblanc regarding his commentary following his
publishing of the RCMP report. He evidently has not done enough
research on this case to offer academic conclusions. He certainly
did not bother to contact me for comment upon receiving the RCMP
report, in fact he didn't bother to send me a copy of his submittal
nor alert me to its posting. Every single assertion made by Leblanc
is wrong. Comments in the RCMP report that he attributes to me were
actually made by the Guardian suspect who has refused even simple
methods of proof that he is not Guardian.
Is it possible that O.C.I.P.E. is really an organization whose
objectives are to debunk UFO cases? Consider the following factual
scenario. O.C.I.P.E. collaborated on an investigation involving a
report from Guardian regarding a 1989 event which he called a UFO
landing in the swamp. The investigation correspondence was published
as a crash and probably a "hoax" in Leonard Stringfield's
Status Report VI.
The problem with the assessment is that their
investigation located three independent witnesses who triangulated a
UFO sighting and other details that matched precisely with the
Guardian report. To my knowledge they didn't even bother to spend
$12.00 Canadian to obtain dated before and after aerial photos of
the area available from Energy and Mines. I have great difficulty
giving credence to any individual or organization publishing
articles with the title: FINAL WORD.
The RCMP investigations report does have some merit in retrospect.
They provided a resident with a video camera who recorded a
helicopter dive bombing the residence of one of the eye witnesses to
the UFO landing reported and videotaped by Guardian. I personally
inspected the roof area where shingles were clearly blown off. The
fact that the helicopter was attempting to intimidate the witnesses
was overshadowed by the fact that DND declined to confirm
identification to RCMP.
And the revelation by one resident that odd
grass formations, ten feet in diameter, have been observed for years
is an interesting oddity that seems common in areas of UFO activity.
The Guardian videotaped UFO landing investigation has proven to be a
very complex endeavor. Confirmation of the landing site with gross
physical effects and elemental deposit anomalies, multiple
independent eye witness accounts, and meteorological and
topographical consistencies all tend to support the analyses and
authenticity of the Guardian video.
Will we ever know for sure what
landed in the fields of West Carleton? Perhaps the answer will never
be proven to everyone's satisfaction, but many will go away dazed by
the testimony of a Canadian Government Official who claims to have
been taken aboard a craft that night in August of 1991 at the site
where Guardian filmed his video. The witness passed two lie detector
tests administered by a Canadian polygrapher trained by the U.S.
military. The story is one of intrigue that involves telepathic
dialogue with nonhuman entities and extraordinary identification
details of the entities depicted in the Guardian video.
Anyone wishing more detailed information on the Guardian
Investigation can write to me at the address below. If you would
like a videotaped report of the summary of my findings including a
complete copy of the Guardian video, send a postal money order in
U.S. funds in the amount of $35 to [-CENSORED-].
evidence, review the findings and evaluate the analyses before
drawing your own conclusions; that is, if one can be reached within
our self imposed limits of reality.
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THE RUTKOWSKI SUMMARY
February 9, 1993
Here's the REAL info about the Guardian case.
A few years ago, several UFO researchers including myself received a
package of info from an anonymous sender. Included were several
supposedly authentic documents, map and diagrams concerning a
crashed saucer near Carp, Ontario, which is near Ottawa. The
documents alleged that both the Canadian and US military covered up
the crash, which included recovery of alien bodies, saucer, etc.
Investigations by Clive Nadin, Christian Page, Leonard Stringfield
and myself showed that this was in all likelihood a hoax, and a
pretty poor one at that.
The docs were badly contrived amateur jobs with numerous spelling
mistakes. In one long, tedious section, the docs warned mankind
about a threat by Red China to Jews and how the White Brotherhood
was working somehow to keep the military in line, etc.
Clive and another researcher went to the site indicated on the map
and found NO indication of anything. Local residents knew nothing
about the movements of "heavy equipment", as the docs alleged, and
there had been only a few minor NL sightings during the past number
Later, blurry Polaroid photos were received by several researchers.
These showed nothing but patches of color, and were accompanied by
more ramblings about
the White Brotherhood.
I notified the RCMP about the packages. It was determined that the
sender mailed the items from somewhere in Ottawa/Hull, specifically
the downtown Ottawa post office. The RCMP were interested in the
items because of their similarity to hate literature.
The video came later. Oechsler was only one of several people to get
it. He obviously thinks it's real.
Okay, the video LOOKS good, and he somehow found a witness, whose
story matches exactly the video image, who saw something during the
year in about the same area. But putting it into the context of all
the other stuff, the case looks very bad.
Now, of course, if someone fingers the Guardian, then the UM segment
will have been worthwhile. But as a UFO case, forget it!
The docs have been reprinted in a few ufozines, including my "Swamp
Gas Journal" and, I think, the Cambridge UFO newsletter. Len Stringfield has copies, and so does Christian Page.
They both have
written about the case as an obvious hoax.
Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
University of Manitoba - Winnipeg, Canada
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THE OECHSLER RESIGNATION
As of September 1st 1994, I will be retiring from UFO research and
My tenure in UFO research has in some ways been very rewarding,
especially the many close friendships that I've developed and
enjoyed over the years. In many other ways the effects of my
involvement have been quite debilitating, especially to my family.
I don't like what I've seen this phenomenon do to otherwise
concerned rational people, including myself. The malicious libel,
slander, distortion and unchecked fabrication that runs rampant in
the UFO field is destructive and counterproductive. My belief is
that UFOs are indeed real and that the management and spokespersons
for ufology suffer greatly from egocentricity and self-importance
when the evidence is clear that few really care much beyond the
Therefore, I've decided to extricate myself from this
eternal abyss and return to the family life that I've sorely
My final effort over the course of the summer will be dedicated to
writing and publishing the truth of the matter regarding the
guardian UFO Landing investigation in the Carp area of Ontario,
Canada. My archives and research will be turned over to a private
research institute where my work will continue. The institute is
dedicated solely to unmitigated academic discourse and scientific
research. The institute wishes to remain anonymous at this time.
After September 1st, I will not accept any orders for UFO materials
which I have made available to assist in my research costs. For
those of you who have maintained an interest in my research efforts,
I thank you sincerely for your support and encouragement. It is
because of you that I regret that this decision has become
My final opinion is that there is no mystery to the UFO phenomenon,
the real mystery involves the sociology of how it affects and
polarizes those drawn to it. This may be the best reason for
government secrecy. There is a great need for comprehensive change
in the attitude and management of the current UFO organizational
approach to UFO study if the subject matter is ever to receive and
retain the attention of serious scientific professionals.
My final recommendation for those seriously interested in the
potential scope and possible origins of the UFO Phenomenon is to
read "Hyperspace" by
Michio Kaku (1994).
Farewell all of my friends, colleagues and
antagonists, good luck in all your endeavors.
Bob Oechlar (sic)
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