by Steve Hammons
December 16, 2005
Reports and rumors have been floating around for decades that
contact between the U.S. Government and beings from another planet,
or other planets, has been established.
These stories include information about government acquisition of
advanced technologies, greater scientific knowledge and other
important assets. Some people claim that top secret organizations
and agencies were created to coordinate these sensitive operations.
Now, reports have surfaced about an alleged U.S. Government military
effort called “Project SERPO.” This program allegedly selected and
trained a joint-service military team to accompany friendly
“visitors” from another planet back to their home for a planned
ten-year stay, conducting a wide range of scientific research.
On the newly-developed
Web site serpo.org, this alleged
project is explained and is described as,
“the gradual release of confidential
documents pertaining to a top secret exchange program of twelve
U.S. military personnel to Serpo, a planet of Zeta Reticuli,
between the years 1965-78.”
Movies, books, TV programs and other
media platforms have been used to comment on UFOs and these kinds of
ideas over the years. Some of us may think these concepts are based
on actual facts. Some may feel that think these ideas might possibly
be based on realities. Some of us seem to think they are probably
not at all accurate and are simply creative storytelling and wishful
According to Bill Ryan, a UFO researcher and coordinator of the serpo.org Web site, early last month, an interesting source came to
his attention and to the attention of his associates. Ryan says “a
retired senior official” within the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency
(DIA), who requested to not be named at this time, stated that he
represented a group of six current and former DIA officials. These
sources began providing information to Ryan and his colleagues on
November 2 and have continued through December.
Ryan states that he considers the possibilities that
the information presented is not true, is partially true, is
completely true or some combination of these. He explains that other
“insiders” have previously reported on a project such as this and
seem to believe that the information is possibly accurate.
In fact, he mentions a discussion he learned about between an active
duty Air Force lieutenant colonel and a retired Air Force
intelligence colonel. The younger man had been following the alleged
Project SERPO information being released and wanted to bounce it off
the senior officer. In person, he provided the retired colonel with
the written material.
”After he was finished, he stated, ‘Oh my God, who on this Earth
would release such classified material?’ I then asked him if all
this information was real. His simple answer was, ‘yes, all real.’ I
then asked the colonel if he had been involved with this project. He
said, yes, he was involved in the communications aspect of this
operation from about 1961 until 1965. He was also on the debriefing
team. He wouldn't provide too much information, saying that unless
he saw that all information was declassified, he could not comment
on details. I thanked him and left.”
REPORT FROM 'ANONYMOUS'
“First let me introduce myself. My
name is Request Anonymous. I am a retired employee of the U.S.
Government. I won't go into any great details about my past, but
I was involved in a special program.”
Thus apparently began the recounting of
a very interesting series of reports on alleged events involving
visitors from another planet and their contact with the United
“Anonymous” stated that there were two crash sites in New Mexico
near Roswell. One crash was near Corona and the other near
The first was discovered in 1947 and the second not until 1949. A
crash survivor was found near the Corona crash. Other occupants
apparently did not survive. However, their bodies were recovered, he
says. The craft were eventually taken to Wright Field in Dayton,
Ohio (now Wright-Patterson Air Force Base).
The surviving “visitor” was housed on U.S. Government facilities and
lived until 1952, Anonymous states. Using communication equipment
from the craft, the visitor was able to, and allowed to, make
contact with his home planet.
Anonymous claims that by 1962, an “exchange program” was developed
between the U.S. and the visitors. A twelve-person, joint-service
military team of ten men and two women were selected from a large
pool of candidates. Special training programs were developed for
them. (Of interest, U.S. Army Special Forces teams typically consist
of twelve men. This has been found to be an optimal team size in
some ways for certain operations.)
Then, in July 1965, at the Nevada Test Site, the visitors landed,
the twelve Americans boarded the spacecraft and departed for a
planned ten-year stay with the visitors.
The Americans returned in 1978. That is, eight returned alive along
with the bodies of two who died on the visitors’ planet, according
to Anonymous. Two others chose to remain there. All of those who
returned alive have since passed on, he says.
SELECTION AND TRAINING
Anonymous states that there was a rigorous selection and training
process for the team members. Their military backgrounds,
psychological profiles and other aspects of fitness for the mission
were taken into consideration. He states that over 56,000 people
were initially considered, and this was whittled down to the final
twelve, with some back-ups if needed.
He says they went through many months of training that included
various scientific disciplines, military skills and other needed
preparedness. The training took place at several military
installations and sites inside and outside of the U.S.
The team was “sheep-dipped,” intelligence community lingo for
bringing them into a clandestine, covert, “black” operating
modality. And, in this case, attempting to coordinate explanations
for a ten-year absence from family, friends and associates.
Anonymous claims 90,500 pounds of equipment, food and supplies were
taken with them when they departed with the visitors onboard one of
their larger spacecraft. The trip took nine months to reach the
AMERICANS ON SERPO
Anonymous says detailed reports from our team reveal a huge amount
of information about the visitors and their home planet. He states
the planet lies within a solar system of the
Zeta Recticular Star
System, two yellow double stars, similar to our Sun. The atmosphere
was similar to Earth’s, he says.
The team took several months to adjust. There was strong radiation
on the planet and the temperature was hot – between 94 and 115
degrees. However, in the planet’s northern hemisphere, the
temperature ranged from about 55 to 80 degrees. The climate was
generally quite dry.
The U.S. team studied the “Eben” society and lived among them. They
learned that the Eben civilization was approximately 10,000 years
old and had evolved on another planet.
In many ways, the Eben culture was similar to our own, with leaders,
communities, family life of male and female couples with children,
occupations, music, games and worship of a Supreme Being. Anonymous
states they had advanced and effective technologies, though the
American team did not understand all of it.
The Ebens were friendly and caring toward the Americans.
Communication between the human team members and Ebens was often
difficult, though both groups learned some of the others’ language.
Some individuals of both groups were better at it than others,
Anonymous states. Hand signs were also used as well as translation
devices that had limited capabilities.
When the two Americans died on Serpo, the Ebens offered medical
services and demonstrated sadness. Ebens attended the burial
ceremonies that the humans held.
The U.S. team explored the planet as much as possible, examined the
animal and plant life as well as the climate, geology, geography,
physics and other areas of interest.
If the information
revealed by Anonymous and his associates has truth to it, this would
seem to be signal that responsible people now feel that further
disclosure about such matters is appropriate at this time.
Some UFO researchers have indicated that a plan of gradual release
of information about these issues, within the U.S. and
internationally, has been ongoing for decades using various public
media platforms of open source intelligence (OSINT).
The purpose of a gradual disclosure of some information about this
area has allegedly been to carefully analyze various risk factors
and maintain proper security of sensitive intelligence.
At the same time, some investigators have said that there is a range
of opinion among experts and insiders on these kinds of projects
about what kind and how much information, if any at all, should be
disclosed to the general public. However, the gradual preparation of
human society about these alleged discoveries seems to have
proceeded, according to some researchers.
In light of the Project SERPO story, some people are taking a second
look at Steven Spielberg’s movie “Close Encounters of the Third
Kind.” In that film, a coordinated meeting took place with
extraterrestrial visitors. Then, a twelve-person team, ten men and
two women, went with the visitors. Spielberg reportedly had advisors
and consultants on the film who provided him with insight on these
Anonymous says he and his team are planning to release more
information about Project SERPO. Many in the U.S. and around the
world will surely continue to analyze these reports carefully and
try to determine if they are accurate, a psychological operation (PSYOP)
for some purpose, some kind of deceptive disinformation or a
creative work of fiction.
Maybe we’ll find out if Anonymous and his friends are right – that
Americans and humankind are ready for this kind of knowledge.