Tunneling Machines - The
Conventional Types and the Science Fiction "Black" Models
As strange as some of the information that I've presented so far may seem,
some of the tunneling machine plans discussed in this chapter are stranger
The first thing to understand is that there are actual tunneling machines
that crawl through the ground like giant mechanical earthworms with huge
appetites. These tunneling machines are used on construction projects all
over the world to build perfectly ordinary sewers, subways, utility lines,
highways, railroads, aquaducts, hydroelectric projects - as well as jazzy,
high-profile projects like the "Chunnel", the tunnel underneath the English
Channel that now makes it possible to travel on dry ground between England
As for other, more bizarre tunnel systems and tunnel boring machines that
are rumored to exist, the best that I can do is to present for your
consideration in this chapter new and fascinating information that most
readers probably have never seen before. At the least, I think the evidence
that is set out in the following pages is intriguing and suggestive.
The discussion begins with the "conventional" machinery -which you may,
nevertheless, find surprising.
Conventional Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) Conventional Tunnel Boring
Machines (or TBMs, as they are known in the trade) are huge, cylindrical,
mechanical boring machines that tunnel through the rock and soil, chewing
out circular tunnels that may range in diameter up to 35 ft. or more (See
Illustrations 28 and 29). Conventional rock tunnelling TBMs are powered by
electrical motors and have a cutting head, equipped with various metal
attachments made of superhard alloys that cut the rock as the head rotates.
The head rotates and the cutting tools dig into the rock; ripping and
gouging it away.
The excavated rock ("muck") is then passed back by a
conveyor assembly to the rear of the machine, where it can be hauled away by
truck or train. The tunneling machine braces itself against the walls of the
tunnel section it has just bored by means of powerful, hydraulic gripper
pads. Other hydraulic jacks thrust the cutter head forward, against the face
of the tunnel.
When the cutter head is extended as far forward as the thrust
jacks permit, the gripper pads are retracted, the machine is advanced
forward against the face of the tunnel, the side gripper pads are again
extended to lock the body of the machine solidly in place in the tunnel, and
the thrust jacks again apply pressure to the cutter head, as it once again
begins to grind and tear away at the tunnel face, boring its way through the
rock. In brief, that is how a conventional tunnel boring machine works.1
entire assembly, including cutting head, motors, transformers, hydraulic
systems, mucking system and conveyors can be up to one hundred feet long or
more, as the illustrations show.
The machine may be shielded, to keep rock
and debris from falling in on the crew or to prevent tunnel collapse, until
a protective tunnel lining can be put in place. Such a tunnel lining is
commonly made of concrete or steel bracing. If the rock is stable enough,
however, it may not be necessary to install a lining. Oftentimes rock bolts
are used to stabilize the tunnel walls and roof.
These are simply long steel
rods, threaded on the end, that are screwed or driven into the rock, and
which anchor small, flat, steel plates against the wall or roof of the
tunnel (See Illustration 14). In this way, the rock bolts lend structural
support to weak rock and help prevent rock falls and the like.
Over the last 35 years many of these tunnel-making machines have been
produced. They have been used to construct utility conduits, highways,
railroads, aquaducts, hydroelectric projects, subways, and more. There is an
enormous amount of tunneling activity going on around the world, and most of
it is perfectly straightforward, for legitimate purposes.
A few of the companies that have manufactured
The Robbins Company of Kent, Washington
The Lawrence Division of the Ingersoll
The Hughes Tool Company
The Wirth Corporation (a German company)
Many companies have built tunneling machines,
but my research shows the Robbins Company to be far and away the leading
manufacturer of tunnel boring equipment - and, in fact, the Robbins Company
promotes itself in sales materials as the foremost tunneling firm in the
Robbins has been in business since the 1950s and
has made many of the conventional TBMs in use. In 1993, The Robbins Company
merged with Atlas Copco Mechanical Rock Excavation; the new business is
known as "The Robbins Company: A company in the Atlas Copco Group".
Promotional literature from the new Robbins
"The next TBM we build for you, whether
Robbins or Jarva, will be the best you have ever bought."
All of the TBMs in Illustrations 28 and 29 were
built by Robbins. That is not to say that other companies are not involved
with tunneling projects, because they are.
For projects requiring a huge shaft bored straight down into the earth (and
some of the projects described in this book call for vertical shafts), the
Robbins Company manufactures the appropriate machinery (See Illustration
In the Arnold Schwarzennegger movie, Total Recall, about a futuristic,
CIA-operated mining colony on Mars, tunneling and mining machines were
depicted that somewhat resemble machines that are already in actual use
right here on Earth. These machines are called roadheaders, and mobile
miners.3 See Illustrations 31-33 for a Robbins mobile miner, and the kind of
tunnels that it is capable of excavating. Robbins prides itself on the
rapidity with which these types of machines operate.
The brochure from which these illustrations are
"The high advance rates of tunnel boring
machines are well documented. ... the Mobile Miner can provide
continuous, rapid advance of headings, and can create ideal
cross-sections for the safe and rapid transportation of men and
equipment underground. The flexibility and maneuverability of the Mobile
Miner provide high speed tunneling..."
Consider the size of the field in which the
mobile miner is depicted as operating in Illustration 32:
Look at the
beautiful dowward-spiralling tunnel in Illustration 33; the width of the
tunnel is about 15 feet. That's wide enough for two average-size cars to
pass one another.
This is what industry is capable of doing right now, and it is impressive.
Drill and Blast Method
Before moving on to discuss nonconventional tunnel boring technologies I
want to mention one other conventional method of tunneling, the drill and
blast method. It has been used for a couple of centuries or more (mostly in
hard rock mining) and its very name describes the method well.
Holes are drilled in the tunnel face; explosives are placed in the holes;
the explosives are detonated; the rock disintegrates under the force of the
explosion; and the disintegrated rock (muck) is removed by front end loaders
to trucks, or other conveyors, such as narrow gauge trains, which cart away
the debris. This cycle is repeated over and over again to lengthen the
tunnel until the job is completed. There is nothing magical about this
process. Any miner will tell you that it simply entails a lot of difficult,
No doubt much of the underground construction for the facilities mentioned
in this report has been accomplished using the drill and blast method.
not glamorous, underground drilling and blasting is a time-proven, sure-fire
way to excavate underground tunnels and chambers. It is a known technology
and it works. All of the myriad mining companies in the United States and
around the world use this technique every day to mine everything from coal,
to copper, iron, salt, uranium, tin, gold, silver and lead.
In other words, there is a huge pool of workers in the United States alone
who have experience in the mining industry and who have tunneled or
excavated underground using drill and blast techniques. This author, for
instance, was once employed by Morton Salt and actually worked for a brief
period on the powder crew in a salt mine 800 ft. underground, drilling and
blasting out huge caverns in the rock salt.
I can assure you that there is a ready supply of experienced labor that
could easily be tapped for covert mining, tunneling and excavation projects
--especially the kinds that pay good government wages!
Nonconventional Tunneling Machines
Like many students of UFOlogy (and perhaps like some of the readers of this
book) I have heard rumors in recent years of mythical TBMs that use lasers
to bore their way through the rock.
As the stories run, these wondrous machines slice through the subterranean
depths like a hot knife through butter, leaving neat, glass-walled tunnels
in their wake. Although I have never seen one of these machines, or the
glass-walled tunnels they allegedly make, I do not dismiss these stories out
As you are about to see, it is entirely conceivable that laser powered
Tunnel Boring Machines, or equally exotic machines, have been developed and
have been put to work on secret tunneling projects.
I don't positively know
that to be the case, but after reading what follows the serious student will
have to admit that it is at least possible that a powerful new generation of
nonconventional TBMs may have been developed and deployed -out of the public
There Must Be 50 Ways To Dig a Tunnel
A 1974 RANN report from Bechtel 4
out a whole grocery list of technologies, techniques and apparatuses that
could be used for underground tunneling or
They are all presented as "novel ground disintegration
techniques," in an exploratory, research or developmental stage. As you will
shortly see, though, at least some of these techniques may be a good deal
more advanced than Bechtel was prepared to admit.
This was probably as true
in 1974, when Bechtel issued the report, as it is today.
The techniques Bechtel listed were:
High Pressure Continuous Water Jet
Low Pressure Percussive Water Jet
Mechanically Assisted Continuous Water
High Frequency Electrical Drill
Thermal Mechanical Fragmentation
Hydraulic Rock Hammer
Electric Arc Drills
Flame Forced Flame
Some of this stuff is straight out of Buck
There's no getting around the fact that the plain English
translation of some of these entries is: ray gun. It does seem a bit
far-fetched, but suppose there are actually machines that use these
technologies tunneling away beneath our feet!
No matter whether it's science fiction fantasy or high-tech reality, this
information comes straight out of an official government document. Here is a
case where truth may yet prove to be as strange as any fiction!
The Already Strange Gets Even Stranger
Lest you think the 1974 Bechtel
report to be beyond the pale, consider a 1971 article on tunneling
technology that contained the following entries:
ITT Research Institute has just completed
studies of the use of hyper-velocity fluid jets and pellet impact
-design of a high-velocity water cannon is underway and a prototype is
planned for testing in 1972.
United Aircraft Research Labs is studying use of a high-power pulsed
laser mounted on a boring machine to weaken rock structures ahead of the
cutter blades. If the study is successful, a prototype will be designed
this year and then built for field testing in 1972.5
Water cannon... laser... both of these
techniques were mentioned in the 1974 Bechtel report.
And this report, from three years earlier,
strongly suggests that the techniques were considered more than
theoretically interesting. Plans for construction of working prototypes are
specifically mentioned. Might these machines actually have been built?
Certainly interest in these exotic mining and excavation methods continued,
because an article in the 1982 edition of an industry handbook 6 listed many
of the same technologies again:
MECHANICAL: Water Cannon, Vibration,
Abrasion, Cavitation, Pellet Impact THERMAL: High-Velocity Flame,
Flame Jet Cutting, Electric Arc, Electron Beam, Plasma, Freezing,
Laser, Atomic Fusion
CHEMICAL: Softeners, Dissolvers Again,
most of these techniques are mentioned in the 1974 Bechtel report
cited above. The techniques mentioned in the 1971 article discussed
above also appear in this 1982 article.
The author of the 1982 article singles out the
water cannon and flame jets as showing particular promise for tunneling
machines. The water cannon essentially grinds away the rock face by
directing a high-pressure, pulsed, water jet against it. Calweld and Exotech,
Inc. are two companies mentioned in connection with development of water
Flame jet tunneling uses very high temperature jets of flame to cut through
the rock. United Aircraft Laboratories, cited above in connection with a
partially laser powered tunneling machine, has done developmental work on
flame jet tunneling.
In a three-volume 1968 report, United
Aircraft Research Laboratories presented a study of the feasibility of
The report seems to have been stimulated by the
professed desire of the U.S. Department of Transportation to find a more
efficient means of tunneling so that it could construct a high speed,
underground rail corridor in the northeastern part of the country. This
appears to refer to the same, deep underground tunnel system discussed
earlier in this report, which was to have connected the northeastern urban
corridor between Washington, DC and Boston, Massachusetts.
To my knowledge,
an underground project fitting that description has never been carried out.
The flame-jet tunneler, as described by United Aircraft Research
Laboratories, travels on crawler treads. High temperature jets of flame are
directed against the tunnel face, and as the cutting head rotates the
flame-jets cut into the rock. Other attachments on the cutting head break
off the rock and dump it onto a muck conveyor to be carried to the back of
the machine (See Illustrations 34 and 35). There the muck is transferred to
the cars of a muck train to be carried to the rear of the tunnel, and
hoisted to the service for disposal.
Due to the combustion gases and high temperatures generated by the flames
the tunneling crew would ride behind the tunneler in a climate controlled
cab (See Illustration 36).
When they ventured outside, into the tunnel
environment, they would wear suits like those that astronauts wear, to
protect them from the heat and poisonous gases in the tunnel (See
Illustration 37). The actual size of the tunnel could be as much as 30 ft.
in diameter. Power would be drawn from a high-voltage electrical supply.
Flame-jet tunneling would leave a smooth wall, as the flame seared and broke
the rock. Vol. I of the report estimates the cost of flame-jet tunneling for
a 20 ft. diameter tunnel, at anywhere from 44% to 28% of the cost of the
drill and blast method. The authors of the report state that flame-jet
tunneling is especially suited for very hard rock tunneling, where
mechanical TBMs have a much slower rate of progress.7
The second volume of the report runs to more than 350 highly detailed pages
of cost and efficiency analysis, engineering studies, and various other
plans for using flame-jet tunnel machines to construct a tunnel system 1,000
The third volume discusses dated, conventional tunneling
As with so much else in this report, the flame-jet tunneling documents are
real. But have actual flame-jet tunneling machines been built? And are there
really flame jet tunneling crews in "moon suits" 1,000 ft. underground,
boring through the bedrock, making secret tunnels for who-knows-what reason?
Pulsed Electron Tunnel Excavator
This exotic piece of equipment turned up in a single article.9
other nonconventional tunneling machines, it is presented as an interesting,
but untried technology. The article speaks of a Pulsed Electron Tunnel
Excavator that would in theory be "capable of tunneling approximately ten
times faster than conventional drill/blast methods." It would do this by
wearing away the rock face with a very high voltage beam of electrons,
something like an electronic sand blaster.
Most of the resulting muck would
be small particles of sand and dust that would flake off and be removed from
the tunnel face by a slurry pipeline. Larger chunks of rock would be removed
by a conveyor (See Illustration 38).
Has this machine really been built, or is it just another Buck Rogers scheme
that never got past the conceptual design stage? I don't know - but if you
do, contact me with the relevant details.
The nuclear subterrene (rhymes with
submarine) was designed at Los Alamos National Laboratory, in New Mexico. A
number of patents were filed by scientists at Los Alamos, a few federal
technical documents were written and then the whole thing just sort of faded
away. Or did it?
Nuclear subterrenes work by melting their way through the rock and soil,
actually vitrifying it as they go, and leaving a neat, solidly glass-lined
tunnel behind them.
The heat is supplied by a compact nuclear reactor that circulates liquid
lithium from the reactor core to the tunnel face, where it melts the rock.
In the process of melting the rock the lithium loses some of its heat. It is
then circulated back along the exterior of the tunneling machine to help
cool the vitrified rock as the tunneling machine forces its way forward.
cooled lithium then circulates back to the reactor where the whole cycle
starts over. In this way
the nuclear subterrene slices through the rock like
a nuclear powered, 2,000 degree Fahrenheit earthworm, boring its way deep
The United States Atomic Energy Commission and the United States Energy
Research and Development Administration took out patents in the 1970s for
nuclear subterrenes. The first patent, in 1972 (See Illustration 39) went to
the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
The nuclear subterrene has an advantage over mechanical TBMs in that it
produces no muck that must be disposed of by conveyors, trains, trucks, etc.
This greatly simplifies tunneling. If nuclear subterrenes actually exist
(and I do not know if they do) their presence, and the tunnels they make,
could be very hard to detect, for the simple reason that there would not be
the tell-tale muck piles or tailings dumps that are associated with
conventional tunneling activities.
The 1972 patent makes this clear.
...(D)ebris may be disposed of as melted
rock both as a lining for the hole and as a dispersal in cracks produced
in the surrounding rock (italics mine). The rock-melting drill is of a
shape and is propelled under sufficient pressure to produce and extend
cracks in solid rock radially around the bore by means of hydrostatic
pressure developed in the molten rock ahead of the advancing rock drill
All melt not used in glass-lining the bore is
forced into the cracks where it freezes and remains...
...Such a (vitreous) lining eliminates, in
most cases, the expensive and cumbersome problem of debris elimination
and at the same time achieves the advantage of a casing type of bore
There you have it: a tunneling machine that
creates no muck, and leaves a smooth, vitreous (glassy) tunnel lining
Another patent three years later (See Illustrations 40 and 41) was for:
A tunneling machine for producing large
tunnels in soft rock or wet, clayey, unconsolidated or bouldery earth by
simultaneously detaching the tunnel core by thermal melting a boundary
kerf into the tunnel face and forming a supporting excavation wall liner
by deflecting the molten materials against the excavation walls to
provide, when solidified, a continuous wall supporting liner, and
detaching the tunnel face circumscribed by the kerf with powered
mechanical earth detachment means and in which the heat required for
melting the kerf and liner material is provided by a compact nuclear
This 1975 patent further specifies that the
machine is intended to excavate tunnels up to 12 meters in diameter or more.
This means tunnels of 40 ft. or more in diameter. The kerf is the outside
boundary of the tunnel wall that a boring machine gouges out as it bores
through the ground or rock. So, in ordinary English, this machine will melt
a circular boundary into the tunnel face. The melted rock will be forced to
the outside of the tunnel by the tunnel machine, where it will form a hard,
glassy tunnel lining (see the appropriate detail in the patent itself, as
shown in Illustration 41).
At the same time, mechanical tunnel boring
equipment will grind up the rock and soil detached by the melted kerf and
pass it to the rear of the machine for disposal by conveyor, slurry
pipeline, etc. (See Illustrations.)
And yet a third patent was issued to the United States Energy Research and
Development Administration just 21 days later, on 27 May 1975 for a machine
remarkably similar to the machine patented on 6 May 1975. The abstract
A tunneling machine for producing large tunnels in rock by progressive
detachment of the tunnel core by thermal melting a boundary kerf into the
tunnel face and simultaneously forming an initial tunnel wall support by
deflecting the molten materials against the tunnel walls to provide, when
solidified, a continuous liner; and fragmenting the tunnel core
circumscribed by the kerf by thermal stress fracturing and in which the heat
required for such operations is supplied by a compact nuclear reactor.12
This machine also would be capable of making a glass-lined tunnel of 40 ft.
in diameter or more.
Perhaps some of my readers have heard the same rumors that I have heard
swirling in the UFO literature and on the UFO grapevine: stories of deep,
secret, glass-walled tunnels excavated by laser powered tunneling machines.
I do not know if these stories are true. If they are, however, it may be
that the glass-walled tunnels are made by the nuclear subterrenes described
in these patents.
The careful reader will note that all of these patents
were obtained by agencies of the United States government. Furthermore, all
but one of the inventors are from Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Of course, Los Alamos National Lab is itself the subject of considerable
rumors about underground tunnels and chambers, Little Greys or "EBEs", and
various other covert goings-on.
A 1973 Los Alamos study entitled Systems and Cost Analysis for a Nuclear
Subterrene Tunneling Machine: A Preliminary Study, concluded that nuclear subterrene tunneling machines (NSTMs) would be very cost effective, compared
to conventional TBMs.
Tunneling costs for NSTMs are very close to
those for TBMs, if operating conditions for TBMs are favorable. However,
for variable formations and unfavorable conditions such as soft, wet,
bouldery ground or very hard rock, the NSTMs are far more effective.
Estimates of cost and percentage use of NSTMs to satisfy U.S.
transportation tunnel demands indicate a potential cost savings of 850
million dollars (1969 dollars) through 1990. An estimated NSTM prototype
demonstration program cost of $100 million over an eight-year period
results in a favorable benefit-to-cost ratio of 8.5.13
Turn to Illustration 42, which is reproduced
from a second 1973 Los Alamos study, this one entitled
Rock-Melting Tunnel Excavation Systems: A Preliminary Study and compare it
to Illustration 41, from the patent issued in 1975.
Without belaboring the
point, I would like to call attention to the almost exact duplication of
shared elements in these two drawings. Was the 1973 feasibility study only
idle speculation, and is the astonishingly similar patent two years later
only a wild coincidence?
As many a frustrated inventor will tell you, the
U.S. Patent Office only issues the paperwork when it's satisfied that the
thing in question actually works!
In 1975 the National Science Foundation commissioned another cost analysis
of the nuclear subterrene. The A.A. Mathews Construction and Engineering
Company of Rockville, Maryland produced a comprehensive report with two,
separate, lengthy appendices, one 235 and the other 328 pages.
A.A. Mathews calculated costs for constructing three different sized tunnels
in the Southern California area in 1974.
The three tunnel diameters were:
3.05 meters (10 ft.)
4.73 meters (15.5 ft.)
6.25 meters (20.5
Comparing the cost of using NSTMs to the cost of
mechanical TBMs, A.A. Mathews determined:
Savings of 12 percent for the 4.73 meter
(15.5 ft.) tunnel and 6 percent for the 6.25 meter (20.5 foot) tunnel
were found to be possible using the NSTM as compared to current methods.
A penalty of 30 percent was found for the 3.05 meter (10 foot) tunnel
using the NSTM. The cost advantage for the NSTM results from the
combination of (a) a capital rather than labor intensive system, and (b)
formation of both initial support and final lining in conjunction with
the excavation process.14
This report has a number of interesting
It is noteworthy in the first place that the government
commissioned such a lengthy and detailed analysis of the cost of operating
nuclear subterrenes. Just as intriguing is the fact that the study found
that tunnels in the 15 ft. to 20 ft. diameter range can be more economically
excavated by NSTMs than by conventional TBMs.
Finally, the southern California location that was chosen for tunneling cost
analysis is thought provoking. This is precisely one of the regions of the
West where there is rumored to be a secret tunnel system. Did the A.A.
Mathews study represent part of the planning for an actual, covert tunneling
project that was subsequently carried out, when it was determined that it
was more cost effective to use NSTMs than mechanical TBMs?
Whether or not nuclear subterrene tunneling machines have been used, or are
being used, for subterranean tunneling is a question I cannot presently
answer. If you should happen to know, contact me with the relevant proof.
Nuclear Subselene Tunneling Machines On The
No discussion of government plans for
secret tunneling projects would be complete without considering NASA's plans
for tunneling on
1980s documents from Los Alamos National Laboratory and from Texas A&M
University (under contract to NASA) indicate that there are plans to use
"nuclear subselene tunneling machines" to melt tunnels under the Moon's
surface, to make living, working, mining and transportation facilities for a
A 1986 Los Alamos report 15 calls for using a fission powered, nuclear subselene to provide the heat to,
"melt rock and form a self-supporting,
glass-lined tunnel suitable for Maglev or other high-speed transport modes."
The report recommends burrowing beneath the surface because of the harsh
It further mentions that the tunnels would,
"need to be
hundreds, or thousands of kilometers long ..."
The actual subselenes would
be automatic devices, remotely operated.
In 1986, Los Alamos estimated each subselene could be built for about $50 million and transported to the Moon
for anywhere from $155 million to $2,323 million. The price tag may seem
exorbitantly high, but rest assured that there is easily that much, and
more, available in the military's "black" budget for covert projects. It
should be noted that the report did not specify how the nuclear subselenes
and their crews would be transported to the Moon.
A 1988 Texas A&M study outlined plans for a slightly different model of
lunar tunnel boring machine. The Texas A&M "Lunar Tunneler" would employ a
"mechanical head to shear its way through the lunar material while creating
a rigid ceramic-like lining" (See Illustration 43).
Essentially, this kind
of machine would be a hybrid, mechanical TBM that incorporates elements of
the nuclear powered subselene. Although the machine would be nuclear powered
it would have a mechanical cutter head that would bore through the lunar
Just behind the cutter head would be a "heating section" that
"melt a layer of lunar material within the excavated tunnel to a depth
of only a few inches. This molten material could then be cooled to form a
rigid ceramic material suitable for lining the interior of the tunnel."16
The Texas A&M designers considered a couple of different muck disposal
The two variants of the first called for the muck to be transferred
vertically to the surface and either dumped or "sprayed" into a tailings
pile (See Illustration 44). The second concept called for the use of
special, tunnel dump trucks that would carry the muck out of the tunnel and
dump it on the lunar surface (See Illustration 44).
The designers recommend
use of an SP100 fission reactor for power, using liquid lithium heat pipes
of the sort developed by Los Alamos National Laboratory for the nuclear
A second Texas A&M study, released in May 1988, also recommended use of a
lithium cooled nuclear reactor as the power source for a lunar tunneler. In
the second tunneler design, there are no mechanical tunneling components.
Instead, the cone-shaped, nuclear powered tunneler melts its way through the
subsurface like a subterrene.
Some of the melted rock and soil is plastered
against the tunnel walls to form a glass-like ceramic tunnel lining. The
rest of the melted muck (called regolith) is passed out of the back of the tunneler and then carried to the surface for disposal by the dump trucks
that follow the tunneler through the tunnel.18
I don't know if there are nuclear tunneling machines secretly making
permanent bases and tunnels on the moon. But the NASA plans certainly give
cause to wonder.
to The Moon
Nuclear Testing, the EPA,
Abductions, Animal Mutilations (and Aliens?)
If you think the federal government's
involvement in secret underground bases is thought-provoking, consider the
evidence presented in this chapter of similarities between some aspects of
UFO-type "abductions" and the activities of a couple of well-known
The tenure of Hazel O'Leary as Secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE)
has breathed fresh life into DOE's public relations strategy. O'Leary's
commitment to the release of information on nuclear testing in decades past
has triggered a slew of unsettling news reports of numerous
government-sponsored radiation experiments performed on American citizens in
the post-WW II period.
In some cases, it appears the subjects gave their informed consent. In
others, it is clear that the subjects had no idea that they were being
exposed to radioactive substances, or to radioactive fallout. For example,
in one case, people were given plutonium injections without their knowledge
or consent. In another case, citizens of northern New Mexico were exposed to
radioactive clouds that wafted over the region subsequent to the
vaporization of radioactive elements at Los Alamos National Labs by
New information continues to be made public about the extent to which widely
divergent sectors of the public have been exposed to the radioactive poisons
released by the military, the former Atomic Energy Commission and its
successor, the Department of Energy. Given what has been revealed so far,
the scope of the public's exposure to potentially harmful radiation sources
could be far greater than the federal government has led us to believe.
In fact, the existence of a little-known human surveillance and monitoring
program run by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggests that it
may well be. Interestingly, in conjunction with the human surveillance and
monitoring program the EPA also conducts a milk sampling and animal
monitoring program. All of these programs are designed to detect the
presence of abnormal levels of radioactive isotopes in the body tissues of
the human and animal subjects they monitor.
What does any of this have to do with the so-called "abductions" and "animal
mutilations" that have been prevalent in the UFO literature in recent years?
As it turns out, there is an uncomfortably close parallel or similarity
between the EPA's activities and some of the strange goings-on that many UFOlogists have attributed to supposed aliens, such as the infamous "Little Greys".
To begin with, there is a coincidence in time.
The government testing
program is run by the EPA, which was established in 1970. As it happens, the
human abduction and animal mutilation reports began to occur in large
numbers over the last 20 years. During that period there has been a virtual
deluge of reports in the UFO literature concerning purported abductions of
unwilling humans by aliens.
In many cases, those who have alleged themselves
to have been abducted report that they were subjected to a variety of
procedures that resemble, however darkly, some sort of medical examination.
There are many reports of sperm and ova samples being taken. Various cuts,
scars and scoop marks are said to be the result of alien probing of human
And in many cases, people report being laid on some sort of
examining table and having their bodies scanned with some sort of high-tech
instrument that is used to examine them from head to toe, in somewhat the
same manner that Magnetic Resonance Imagers (MRIs) are used today.
And there have been many reports of mutilations of animals. As with human
abductions, these mutilations are also alleged to be the work of intrusive
aliens. For the most part, the alleged mutilations have occurred with farm
animals such as cattle and horses. Various body parts are reportedly taken,
such as cow udders, anuses, sex organs, tongues, lips and the occasional
internal organ. In addition, these mutilations are frequently said to
involve the draining of the animal's blood.
First reported in large numbers in the 1970s, mysterious animal mutilations
are alleged to continue to the present day, with cases reported recently in
Colorado, New Mexico and Alabama.
In broad outline, these are the facts as alleged by numerous personalities
in the UFO field. I do not claim to be an expert in these matters or to know
whether or not alien abduction and examination of humans and alien
mutilation of animals are, or are not, occurring. I am willing to give a
hearing to those who maintain that they are occurring. But I am not able
personally either to rigorously prove or disprove the sensational claims
that many have made in recent years. I have taken the attitude of a juror in
a complex, confusing legal proceeding.
I am biding my time, waiting for more
and better evidence before deciding one way or the other with respect to
A real U.S. government surveillance program
Having said that, there is solid documentation for an ongoing, years-long
U.S. government program of human surveillance, involving medical
examinations and scanning of the entire body.
There is equally strong
documentation for an ongoing, years-long program in which animals, including
horses and cattle, are killed and body parts and tissues, including the
blood, are collected and analyzed. This program, detailed in a 1989
government report, is carried out by the EPA. It is the official United
States government offsite monitoring project for detection of radioactive
contamination from nuclear testing at the Department of Energy's Nevada Test
As part of the program, 31 air monitoring stations are set up throughout the
southern two-thirds of the state of Nevada, in western Utah, and in
California near the border with Nevada.
Air samples are collected three
times a week. Air samples are also collected every three months and analyzed
for radiation at 86 other air monitoring stations scattered throughout the
states west of the Mississippi. Some 130 other locations throughout Nevada,
Utah, northwestern Arizona and parts of California near the Nevada border
are monitored with thermolumiscent dosimeters designed to record levels of
absorbed radiation. These stations are checked every three months as well.
Additionally, the water in 51 wells both on and off the test site is checked
monthly for radioactive contamination.
Most interesting for UFOlogists, there is an ongoing human surveillance
program in which about 40 families are closely monitored. These people live
near the test site and are brought in by the Environmental Protection Agency
twice a year to be scanned by a "whole body counter" (See Illustration 45).
Notice the small room and padded, reclining chair on which persons being
examined lie. Notice, too, the whole body counter which telescopes down from
the ceiling to examine the subject. Oddly enough, the small room, the
reclining chair and the examination instrument are very strongly reminiscent
of the small chambers, examining tables and body scanners alleged to be used
during purported alien abductions.
The fact that families are examined is
also interesting, in that the (supposed) alien abduction scenario also seems
to sometimes involve abduction and examination of more than one individual
in a family.
A variety of animals are also periodically examined. These include cattle
purchased from herds near the test site, as well as bighorn sheep, mule
deer, chukar and horses that are shot by hunters or killed in accidents. The
tissues and organs are then analyzed for radioactivity. These include
muscle, lung, liver, kidney, bone and blood (yes, blood is a tissue).
again, there is a clear parallel strongly reminiscent of alleged animal
mutilations by aliens, involving some of the same species, as well as some
of the same tissues.
Finally, there is a milk sampling program. Every month the EPA analyzes raw
milk from about 25 farms in Nevada and adjacent areas of Utah and California
(See Illustration 46). Raw milk from 120 other farms in states west of the
Mississippi is analyzed on an annual basis (See Illustration 47).
done because grazing cows ingest radioactive particles that may be deposited
on their pastures by air or rain. These particles then pass through their
udders and into their milk. So analyzing cows' milk is a convenient way of
detecting radioactive contamination of the environment.
Here again, there may be a parallel with alleged alien animal mutilations,
although in this case the connection (if it exists) may be more indirect. In
many so-called cattle mutilations, the udder of the victimized animal is
conspicuously cut out and removed. Of course, the udder contains the milk
producing glands of the cow. Consequently, anything present in a cow's milk
would logically pass through and/or be present in its udder as well.
Presumably, then, analyzing udder tissues would reveal many of the same
radioactive substances, if present, that an analysis of milk produced by
those same udders would reveal. As it happens, milking a cow takes time.
This might present a problem for busy aliens operating under rigid time
constraints (assuming aliens are responsible for the mutilations).
be conceivable that under the circumstances it is simpler for "them" just to
cut and run?
Who is behind the mutilations and "abductions"?
Whatever the truth of the
matter, it is curious that the U.S. government has a testing program that
monitors both animals and humans in ways that so strongly mimic the pattern
of activity characteristic of alleged alien abduction of humans and alleged
alien mutilation of animals, particularly cattle.
Is there a connection
between the official, albeit little known, government program and the
numerous abduction and mutilation stories that have swirled through the UFO
If so, what is the nature of the link?
Are the alleged alien
abductions and mutilations really part of a much wider, more pervasive
program of covert monitoring of humans and animals by the government?
alleged aliens and UFOs a convenient cover story that secret government
agencies use to hide their tracks?
Are the alleged abductors and mutilators
really terrestrial humans, working undercover for the U.S. government or
some other, non-governmental, covert agency?
And if they are, what is the
purpose of such an extensive monitoring program?
One shudders to think.
the standpoint of violated civil liberties alone the implications would be
sobering. And it may mean that the nuclear genie has let loose something
unspeakably horrendous from its atomic bottle, the awful nature of which has
yet to be divulged to us.
Or are real, live aliens to blame for the reported abductions and
mutilations? Is it mere coincidence that their activities so closely
resemble those of the U.S. government? Or are they running a testing program
that is basically looking for the same things as the EPA? Do they share the
same concerns? Are they operating independently of one another? Or are
aliens and covert elements of the U.S. government perhaps working together?
And if so, for what reason?
Of course, this line of speculation assumes that
there are aliens in the first place, and that if there are, that they are
involved in abducting and examining humans and also in killing and
Whatever the case may be, we are left with the reality of the reports of
"alien abductions", as well as carcasses of animals allegedly killed and
mutilated by aliens. The precise reality behind the reports of abductions
and the precise circumstances surrounding the deaths and mutilations of the
animals are not known for certain.
We must remember that not much is known
about these incidents.
Debunkers have chalked up the dead animals and mutilations to normal
disease, accidents and predator activity. Likewise, they decry the tales of
abductees as dreams, flights of fancy and fevered imaginings. And maybe the
debunkers are right.
On the other hand, the mounting weight of anecdotal evidence from numerous
witnesses who attribute these incidents to alien activity cannot easily be
ignored. It does seem possible that something highly strange, perhaps
involving another sort of intelligent, and certainly very exotic, species is
going on. But in the final analysis, it is virtually impossible to say for
What can be said for certain is that in recent years the U.S. government has
had an extensive human and animal surveillance and monitoring program which
in several essential aspects closely resembles activities often attributed
to supposedly alien beings.
Curious to know more about possible EPA activities in this regard, in late
January 1994 I called the agency's office in Las Vegas, Nevada to find out
the official government line on animal monitoring and human surveillance.
After being passed around in the bureaucracy for a couple of hours I
eventually received a call from a noticeably wary spokeswoman who doled out
information to me by dribs and drabs.
She sighed; she hemmed and hawed; she
pled ignorance; she referred me to another office; she equivocated; she
spoke indistinctly; she paused and hesitated in her answers.
But at my persistent urging she did admit the following: human surveillance
around the Nevada Test Site began around 1957, and today includes about 100
people, many of them from local ranching families, both parents and
children. These people are brought in to the Environmental Systems
Monitoring Laboratory at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, where their
bodies are scanned for radioactive isotopes by a "whole-body counter".
said that some of these people have been continuously tracked since the late
The spokeswoman said she did not know if similar programs of human
surveillance are conducted near the nation's other nuclear laboratories and
test facilities, such as,
Savannah River, South Carolina
Sandia and Los Alamos, New Mexico
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Where animals are concerned, sampling began in Nevada before 1960. I was
told the program consists of a man who is sent out in a truck and told the
number and kind of animals to slaughter for testing. The spokeswoman said
that there is no animal monitoring outside of Nevada. However, in response
to my prodding she did say that Lovelace Medical Center, in Albuquerque, New
Mexico, may have done some animal monitoring as a follow-up to dispersion of
radioactive isotopes from nuclear testing at Los Alamos National
Laboratories, in northern New Mexico.
But she was not certain of this, and
mentioned it only as a possibility.
But whether true or not, it is an intriguing thought. Lovelace has had a
long relationship with the military-industrial complex that continues to the
And Lovelace currently operates a large, sophisticated, animal
research facility on the grounds of the Sandia National
Laboratories/Kirtland Air Force Base complex on the outskirts of Albuquerque
(as well as medical facilities for humans, also in the Albuquerque area). Of
course, this in no way proves that Lovelace is involved in animal
mutilations (or human abductions).
On the other hand, Albuquerque is awfully
close to the areas of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado where so
many cattle mutilations have been reported. And if the mutilations and
abductions are being done by covert human operators, since the medical
expertise at Lovelace and the helicopters and other equipment from Kirtland
AFB and Sandia National Laboratories are as state-of-the-art as can be found
anywhere, one could speculate there might be a connection.
On a final note, since unmarked, dark helicopters are sometimes reported in
the vicinity of animal mutilations, I asked the EPA spokeswoman whether the
EPA ever used helicopters to carry out its animal testing program. She
denied that the EPA operates in this way.
And that was the end of the interview. As I hung up the phone I was struck
by the spokeswoman's reticence to divulge information. I had the distinct
feeling she could have told me a great deal more than she did.
In the end, the same question remains: what is going on? We have numerous
reports of human abductions, and medical-like testing by seemingly alien
beings. There are also many reports of animal mutilations, under strange
circumstances, with conspicuous removal of selected body parts.
same period of time, there is solid evidence from the EPA of an ongoing
nuclear contamination monitoring program involving prolonged human
surveillance and animal testing that resembles, to a surprising degree,
activities often attributed to aliens.
These are the facts as they have been presented by the government and by
concerned individuals who allege to have seen and/or experienced animal
mutilations and human abductions. To say more than that is to take liberties
with the truth.
The best I can do is to observe that past this point things
become very murky indeed.
Abductions, Needles and
Implants - A Fresh Approach
The UFO literature is rife with reports where alleged aliens insert small
implants into the bodies of abductees.
On occasion the implants are said to
be put in place with needle-like devices. Locations of particular choice
seem to be behind the ear, and up the nose, in the top of the nasal cavity.
The reasons for these abductions, as well as the nature of the implants
themselves, remain perfectly obscure. To begin with, it is not clear who is
perpetrating the abductions; and neither is it clear what function(s) the
But given the constantly growing number of people who are reporting these
sorts of incidents it seems to me that UFOlogists ought to look more closely
at this aspect of the UFO phenomenon.
The most simple questions about the
abductors and implants beg to be asked: Who? How? Why?
Many abductees, perhaps most, identify their abductors as "aliens". The
assumption is often made, and sometimes forthrightly, that these "alien"
abductors are extraterrestrial beings. Of course, this assumption may or may
not be true. In fact, it may be the case that at least some of the "alien"
abductors are actually terrestrial humans working covertly, under cover of
artificially induced states of total or partial amnesia, fear and screen
There are a wide variety of techniques that can influence, even
deeply alter, human perception and emotions.
These can be as simple as the
use of rubber masks and make-up (how about a reptilian face mask and body
suit?). More sophisticated technologies can cause profoundly realistic
hallucinations. Psycho-active drugs, certain microwave radiations, various
hypnotic procedures, and flashing lights and rhythmic sounds are some of the
ways in which this can be done.
To be sure, there are many, many reports of abductees being asked to drink
strange potions and decoctions; smelling strange vapors and gases; seeing
flashing lights; gazing deeply into hypnotic eyes; experiencing strange
radiations; hearing whirring or humming sounds; and hearing voices in their
I think we have to at least consider the possibility that some of these
reported aspects of abductions may actually be earthly technologies used by
terrestrial humans to radically alter a subject's perception of reality
during an "alien abduction" experience.
There are any number of groups, governmental or private, that have, or could
obtain, access to the money, personnel, equipment, materials and expertise
to stage a convincing "alien abduction" episode.
These organizations include
(but are not by any means limited to):
intelligence and military
agencies of major governments
major corporations and powerful financial
institutions operating on a global scale
transnational organizations such
as the United Nations, NATO, Tri-Lateral Trade Commission, and Inter-Pol
other secretive, international
organizations such as crime syndicates and fraternal orders
Consider that some "alien abductees" do, in
fact, report seeing other human beings during their abductions, human beings
who appear to be involved in, or cooperating with the perpetrators of, the
In some cases these
other humans have reportedly been in military uniform. These curious reports
certainly suggest the possibility of at least some degree of covert
involvement by terrestrial humans in the "alien abduction" phenomenon.
Of course, just because "alien abductees" allege that "aliens" or
"extraterrestrials" used needles or syringe-like devices to insert implants
into their bodies, does not necessarily mean that aliens or
extraterrestrials of any sort actually did it. It only means that "alien
abductees" say that is what has happened.
The report may be ever so
heartfelt - and many of the accounts are extremely moving and sincere - but
at one and the same time, the report may, or may not, accurately reflect
what actually transpired.
Alternate Realities of the Terrestrial Kind
Here are some hard facts: there is now a technology in commercial use that
almost precisely mirrors the needle-injected implants said to be inserted
into abductees by aliens.
There are several companies that now offer
miniature, electronic, identification devices for sale, primarily for use in
animal-related applications, so that farmers, ranchers and pet owners can
keep track of their herds, flocks and pets.1
As will be made clear below, these electronic tracking devices are perfectly
capable of being injected into humans, as well.
One United States firm, a leader in the field of electronic implants, holds
a number of related patents. It manufactures miniature, electronic implants
that are injected using a large syringe and needle.
Please note that I am not saying that this U.S. firm, or any other firm
making similar products, is in any way involved with the alleged "alien
abduction and implantation" phenomenon. But products are being marketed in
the United States that are remarkably similar to the implant technology
frequently reported in the "alien abductee" literature.
In recent years a series of U.S. Patents have been awarded for an electronic
identification system based on syringe-implantable identification
According to the patents the system involves
inserting tiny implants "into animals for their identification, useful in
monitoring migratory patterns and for other purposes." The implants are
"durable and reliable over a period of years." Moreover, each of the
implants are uniquely identifiable.
These "injectable transponders" are about four-tenths of an inch long and
less than one-tenth of an inch in diameter.3
They contain electronic
micro-circuits that are activated and read by "a compatible radio-frequency
ID reading system." The tiny, "bio-compatible glass" implants contain "an
electromagnetic coil, tuning capacitor, and microchip." According to product
literature from one of the U.S. makers of these injectable transponders, the
chips can be programmed with up to "34 billion unique, unalterable
The literature says that although the injectable
transponders are "specifically designed for injecting in animals, (they) can
be used for other applications requiring a micro-sized identification tag."
The transponders are injected with a syringe-like device with a needle on
the end. According to the relevant patent the injector needle is "adjustable
for implant insertion depth."
The patent states that "needles ... of various
diameters and lengths may be interchanged in the injector." It specifies
that where needle dimensions are concerned "the invention may be adapted to
a large range of dimensions."
Furthermore, it says the "needle may also be
rotated to a plurality of positions relative to the injector handle."4
In other words, the device described in this patent could be fitted with a
needle that would permit an implant in a variety of locations in the human
body, including many, if not all, of the locations reported by people who
believe they have been subjected to an "alien abduction and implantation".
Interestingly, three of the patents granted for identification devices
(transponders/implants) explicitly state, in identical language, that the
devices are to be "carried by or embedded in the thing or animal to be
identified." All three also explicitly state:
"the primary object of this
invention is to provide a system for identifying an object, animal or
person..." 5 (See Illustration 48).
Furthermore, when the implant is "read" at the appropriate radio frequency
the output can be displayed on a computer terminal and transferred to an
electronic data storage system.6
In plain language, what we have here is the type of technology that, if
employed on a large scale, could theoretically electronically monitor, in
real time, the whereabouts and movements of as many as 34 billion individual
animals or humans. Of course, the possibilities and implications for
potential political and social control are both obvious and enormous.
I would like to stress again that my research has not shown that any
manufacturers or buyers of these injectable transponders are, in any way,
either directly or indirectly, involved in either the so-called "alien
abduction and implantation" phenomenon, or in monitoring the whereabouts and
movements of human beings. I am only using these products as examples of the
kind of off-the-shelf implantation and monitoring technology that is being
manufactured and marketed today.
What's behind the "abduction" phenomenon?
If social or political control is the motive behind the abductions and
implants (and I do not know that it is), then how would such control be
carried out? One possible answer is: genetically.
Abductees frequently report that their abductors seem preoccupied with human
sexuality and breeding. The abductees literature is full of reports of forced
breeding; collection of human ova and sperm from unwilling abductees; stolen
fetuses from pregnant abductees; and allegations of a human/alien
crossbreeding or hybridization project.
To be sure, the accounts of "alien abductions", taken all together, make for
a bizarre collection of literature. But suppose the stories contain an
element of truth -at least in broad outline?
Let us assume, hypothetically, that there is some kind of covert human
breeding program going on, for reasons known only to the abductors (whoever
they might be). Those reasons need not necessarily be those given by the
abductors, or inferred by the abductees.7
For the sake of example, suppose
the abductors for whatever reason want to mate a 40 year old woman in Des
Moines with a 22 year old man in Bombay; or a 34 year old woman in London
with a 65 year old man in Tokyo? Of course, these are people living in
different countries, speaking different languages, immersed in different
cultures and religions. The chances that they would pair up and mate if left
to their own devices are minuscule.8
Enter our mystery abductors, to do their covert, "alien" match-making.
Abductees might be physically mated (as is sometimes reported in the
literature). Or, where this is not feasible, sperm and ova samples collected
from unwilling donors could be stored, then mixed and matched later for the
desired genetic combination.
Fertilized eggs could be implanted; fetuses
could be removed. In vitro fertilization and artificial wombs could be used
to produce fetuses and bring them to term.9
Clearly, if any known organization openly went around in this way, forcing
people to mate with one another against their will, the hue and cry would be
enormous. Society would be in an uproar. So any large scale, forced-breeding
program would have to be very secret to be successful. And the perpetrators
would certainly have to carefully conceal both their identities and motives
in order to avoid being caught out by their victims and the public at large.
Obviously, they would have to be very stealthy in picking up and monitoring
The fact that human reproductive capacities change also complicates matters.
People reach puberty; they get pregnant; they reach menopause; they have
their tubes tied; they have vasectomies; their ova/sperm become
fertile/infertile. How to tell whether the person(s) of interest can produce
viable offspring? And how, finally, to find the desired persons on any given
day, at any given hour?
Enter the electronic monitoring and identification implant.
literature from at least one U.S. manufacturer discusses how an animal
breeder (farmer) can use their product to identify and monitor the breeding
status of hogs and cows. The question naturally arises as to whether the
same (or very similar) technology is being used by others who regard
abductees as part of their "herd." 10
Are abductees perhaps implanted for the
same reasons that a hog farmer monitors his pigs --to keep track of their
It is an interesting line of speculation which may or may not be related to
the "implant" aspect of the abduction phenomenon of recent years. And it may
or may not have anything to do with purported "alien" activities on this
But I think the reader will agree that the very real implant
technology discussed earlier in this chapter bears more than a little
resemblance to the implant technology often attributed to alleged "alien"
Might we be dealing with a covert implantation/ monitoring program that is
being carried out very stealthily and furtively by very real human agencies
Might they have a devious motive of political and social or
even physical - control?
Are they carrying out a massive, secret,
Might they use the UFO and "alien" abduction
phenomenon as a convenient screen, a sort of otherworldly camouflage to
conceal their true identity and purpose?
This whole affair is wonderfully bewildering.
On the one hand, there does
seem to be a genuine abduction phenomenon, with growing numbers of people
who reportedly have been implanted by perpetrators who have so far proven to
be impressively elusive and stealthy. They have also proven extraordinarily
adept at passing themselves off as "aliens" or "extraterrestrials".
On the other hand there is now a commercially available, human manufactured,
terrestrial technology that closely resembles the implant technology that
has repeatedly been reported to be used by "aliens." It is true that the
patents for this technology are of comparatively recent vintage; however the
technology itself could well have been developed long before the patents
After all, electronic micro-ciruits have been around for years
now. In any event, the fact that the two technologies are so extraordinarily
similar raises the question as to whether they might not actually be the
same. And if they are the same, then we have to begin looking for a very
human, home-grown connection to at least some of the reported abductions.
In the end we find ourselves stuck in a bizarre hall of mirrors full of
constantly shifting, bizarre images, each one more improbable than the next.
Are the images alien? Human? Are the perpetrators hiding behind
disinformation or propaganda masks? Hypnotic masks? Electronically or
chemically induced masks?11
To be sure, there may be even more troubling permutations of the abduction
and implantation phenomena.
For example, entertain the following possibilities:
Group "A" (the Army,
CIA, NSA, "aliens") abducts and implants human subject "X". Meanwhile, Group
"B" (select your favorite from the rogue's gallery above) either strongly
suspects or somehow knows that subject "X" has been abducted and/or
implanted. However, "B" is not sure how, why or when subject "X" was
abducted and implanted.
But "B" would very much like to know who has abducted and/or implanted "X"
-as well as when and why. So "B" also abducts and implants subject "X." In
this way, "B" can keep close electronic tabs on "X" and if "A" again abducts
subject "X", "B" will be able to monitor the abduction. "B" may even be able
to establish when it occurs and the location to which "X" is taken.
Group "B" may even be able to monitor the abduction in progress, thereby
discovering the identity of Group "A."
Obviously, this game would be a strange one.
Kick back and let your
imagination run with the possibilities. What if Group "A," for instance, is
the U.S. Army and "B" is the U.S. Air Force?
Now, try a variation on the theme. Let "A" be a joint U.S. Army-"alien"
alliance, and let "B" be the U.S. Air Force. Liven things up by adding
another "alien" group, and another military agency. Suppose that
international organizations like the United Nations are also involved,
perhaps with interests that are in direct conflict with those of Group "A"
or Group "B" - or perhaps most importantly, with those of human subject "X".
The point I am making is simply that the abduction and implantation
phenomena may have interlocking layers of complexity that have not been
sufficiently explored or appreciated by most UFO researchers.
Oh, yes. One final thing...
If the possibility of being implanted and
electronically tracked and monitored (perhaps without your knowledge or
consent) makes you feel a trifle uneasy, just try repeating the following
words softly to yourself until you feel more relaxed:
"New World Order... New World Order... New
Is the U.S. Military
Involved in "Alien" Cattle Mutilations?
For years investigators of the cattle mutilation phenomenon have reported
that wounds and cuts on many of the mutilated carcasses seem to have been
made by some sort of surgical laser device.
The unnatural precision and
cleanliness of incisions, as well as evidence of unnatural heating of the
tissues near the wounds have all pointed to probable use of surgical laser
scalpels in many cattle mutilations.
Though there is little doubt that the mutilations are occurring, it has not
been clear who the mutilators are. There have been many allegations that the
mutilators are "aliens" or extraterrestrials -but no hard proof.
For many years, the working assumption has been that human involvement in
the mutilations was not possible because there is presumed to be no known
"earthly" technology that could carry out these mysterious mutilations.
Reasons given include such factors as the surgically precise, "laser-like"
incisions and wounds (allegedly impossible with contemporary medical
technology); lack of footprints; and absence of blood around mutilated
But the presence of mysterious, unidentified helicopters in the vicinity of
many cattle mutilations has long been noted. The fact that helicopters are a
20th century, terrestrial technology has led to speculation that the "alien"
hypothesis for the cattle mutilations may not satisfactorily explain every
facet of the phenomenon.
In fact, there may be very real, covert human involvement in the cattle
mutilations. To begin with, it is simply not true that modern medical
technology cannot and has not produced a portable, surgical laser that can
be taken into the field (literally!).
The Phillips Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base, in Albuquerque, New
Mexico recently announced that it has developed a "very compact device"
called the "Laser Medical Pac" that provides the "field paramedic or
physician a unique, portable, and battery-operated laser capability." The
portable laser is a "completely self-contained laser package that fits
inside a beltpack." (See Illustration 49).
It requires "two 2-volt batteries
to operate the laser and one 9-volt battery to power the electronics." It
measures 7" by 3" by 2.5". It can operate continuously for 20 minutes at a
time. The tip of the instrument is a "variable focus lens" at the tip of a
flexible, fiber-optic cable that "provides very intense power density."
The device is "able to cut like a scalpel, as well as coagulate bleeding,
and close wounds." It may be used by "special operations personnel" and
According to the Office of Public Affairs at Kirtland AFB,
output wavelength, which ranges from visible red to the mid-infrared, can be
designed to provide different tissue interactions".1
And all of this, mind you, is the size of a transistor radio, and is powered
by batteries of the sort you can buy in line at the supermarket.
So much for
esoteric, "alien" medical technology.
How To Perform a "Typical" Cattle Mutilation
Permit me to present a hypothetical,
"earthly" modus operandi for a cattle mutilation.
A dark, unmarked
helicopter lifts off from Kirtland Air Force Base. Inside the helicopter is
a "special operations" team outfitted with a tranquilizer dart gun and
surgical laser beltpacks.
They fly for a couple of hours to an isolated
ranch somewhere in a sparsely populated rural area (there are many areas of
the rural West where the population density is less than one person per
square mile). They land and shoot a cow with the dart gun.
immobilizes the animal so it cannot flee. They capture the animal, kill it
and hoist it aboard the helicopter. On board they cut up the animal with the
surgical lasers, removing the body parts they want to keep. They may even
drain the blood for analysis (see Chapter 7 for a discussion of the types of
material that the EPA is interested in for its nuclear contamination tissue
Then they unobtrusively lower the carcass to the ground
from the helicopter, without landing.
Later, the carcass is discovered. There are no footprints or signs of
struggle because the cow was picked up at a different place from where its
carcass was found; its carcass was subsequently lowered to the ground on a
sling, or rolled out the door after being slaughtered, without the
helicopter touching down, or the crew leaving the craft.
The wounds on the carcass appear to be made with some type of surgical laser
because, in fact, they were made with surgical lasers - surgical lasers
carried on the beltpacks of a United States military special operations
team. There is no blood around the carcass because the surgical lasers can
coagulate bleeding and close wounds. There is no blood inside the carcass
because it has been drained out for a tissue sampling project.
Ranchers and others in the area report seeing mysterious helicopters in the
vicinity of the cattle mutilation, because the military mutilation teams
travel in dark, unmarked helicopters.
So there you have a hypothetical cattle mutilation with all the classic
details associated with an "alien" cattle mutilation - but plausibly
explained as a covert human operation using technology available now. And it
is entirely possible the military has had this portable, surgical laser for
years, since the military "black budget" world of special operations
routinely conceals its activities from the public as a matter of policy,
usually on grounds of "national security".
Why Do a Cattle Mutilation? Now for the hypothetical "why" of it all.
One possibility is that there is some kind of covert environmental
monitoring program going on, one like the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) program discussed in Chapter 7. Cows are large mammals that are found
everywhere that people are found, and they occupy a lower rung on the food
chain than most humans, since bovines are herbivores. This means that they
would more quickly absorb radioactive or chemical environmental contaminants
than would most humans.
Perhaps the problems with our environment are far more serious than we have
been told and a massive, covert monitoring program is under way. If this is
the case, other government agencies could be involved, such as the EPA and
the Department of Energy (See Chapter 7).
But why the emphasis on cattle? Is there some specific reason for singling
them out? Must bovine tissues be obtained for some particular purpose,
perhaps involving biological or genetic engineering? And if this is the
case, what is the nature of the research and why and by whom is it being
Given the stealthy nature of the mutilations, these are tremendously
difficult questions to answer. It may be, after all, that there is some sort
of bizarre "alien" or extraterrestrial activity associated with the
But in light of the circumstantial evidence associated with many of the
mutilations, such as unmarked helicopters and laser-like, surgical
incisions, we would do well not to turn a totally blind eye to possible
culprits closer to home. It is not lost on me, for example, that many of the
cattle mutilations have been located in New Mexico and southern Colorado,
not far at all by air from Kirtland Air Force Base.
And there are plenty of dark helicopters at Kirtland. And we now know that
laser scientists at Kirtland Air
Force Base have developed portable, surgical lasers that can fit in a
Coincidence? I wonder.