Brother Derrel Sims
Ex-CIA Alien Hunter Extraordinaire
The Alien Hunter
UFO Magazine, Vol. 15 No. 2
Will the Real Derrel Sims Stand Up?
Derrel Sims' nickname "Alien Hunter" describes his sometimes
controversial approach to the phenomenon of alien abduction
perfectly. He is a big man with a no nonsense stance about him, not
surprising since he worked for the CIA in covert operations during
the Vietnam war for two years.
This ex-soldier, who is himself an abductee, likens the operations
of the aliens to that of the CIA itself. "If you treat the alien
presence as if they are an intelligence community, you will make far
more sense out of what they do, because they are secretive, they
tell lies and they lie consistently -- well that sounds like most
intelligence communities I've ever heard of."
Sims' approach to the phenomenon reflects his military outlook, he
believes if they keep secrets then they do so because they are
vulnerable. If they are vulnerable then there is an opportunity to
fight back. He gets very annoyed at the passive approach to dealing
with abduction. Because the abductors display remarkable feats of
technological sophistication doesn't mean they we should just lie
down and accept whatever they do to us:
"I personally don't believe
the human race was seeded by aliens, as many in the UFO community
do." He insists, "If you believe this then it leads to the kind of
thinking that -- well they probably created us so therefore anything
they do is all right. I find this mentality very disconcerting."
Although he thinks that the agenda behind abduction is complex and
that there are a whole series of different programmes going on, he
believes much of it revolves around a fundamental biological and
genetic issue. [DNA -- "the mystic tie that maketh men brethren" -B:.B:.]
Pointing to his lecture audience he says:
"I think human beings are one of the greatest things ever created
and it wasn't by them. They want what you have, but they don't want
you to be part of what they have got. They are clearly doing some
astounding things in terms of genetics, but there is obviously
something about the human species that is so incredible that they
are prepared to go to enormous lengths to get at you and to do it
without you knowing by trying to implant screen memories. Why all
the secrecy? If we are just lab rats why don't they just tell us?"
Sims was abducted as a child of three and has since been multiply
abducted. He described his first abduction as terrifying, when he
awoke to find a "grey-type" creature by his bed, he was paralysed
but managed to struggle and fall off the bed. When the creature
pushed the bed away he saw its face: "It had large round eyes. They
seem to have changed models on us since then like going from Fords
to Cadilacs. What does that tell you?"
In one case he investigated he told me that the woman struggled with
a creature that had the same round eyes as his abductor. She managed
to fight back and knocked out one of the alien's eye shields,
revealing its structure which was composed of five separate areas
with little lines moving back and forth across the eye.
Sims is deeply involved in investigating the physical evidence that
can be obtained from abduction cases. He is extremely cautious in
his methodology, always sending any artifacts to the scientific and
medical community for expert examination. He has managed to obtain a
number of alleged implants from abductees, which vary from the more
usual tiny metal and ceramic objects to more unusual things like
teeth. He obtained these from an actress who was to star in a film
on abduction and for which he was employed as technical adviser.
Remarkably the actress claimed to be an abductee and gave him her
teeth which had been removed by her dentist.
Although currently under scientific investigation the bizarre aspect
to the case was that the dentist stated that due to the size of the
teeth they could only have come from a man who had to have been over
6ft tall and weighing 300 lbs.
As to the aspect of abduction that 'the Greys' are creating a hybrid
species, Sims is cautious and states: "I can't be sure this is
happening until I have hard evidence I can validate." However as far
as the aspect of false pregnancies, which are such a common feature
of abduction he told me he is currently investigating a number of
cases. "The best case I have seen so far is a woman who claims to
have been abducted and has physical evidence to corroborate her
What is so interesting is she claims to be a month pregnant but she
had an operation eleven years ago to have her tubes tied and is
therefore infertile. Her family have also been through some
extraordinary events and they tried to move her secretly to another
house in the hope of avoiding another abduction. It didn't work."
Sims likes to emphasise the vulnerability of the aliens and to
demythologise their power. During the lecture he has the audience in
hysterics when he shows a cartoon of a human grabbing a startled
alien by the neck:
"Anything that has habits can be caught and trapped, so long as the
trap is elaborate enough, this is why humans can be caught. Very few
wild animals can be caught by traps because they don't have regular
habits. The aliens have an agenda they must follow at all costs and
this makes them vulnerable. They are not demi- gods, they often make
To illustrate this point he describes a tragic case he investigated
which involved a woman who had two young children, both of whom had
experienced multiple abductions. On one occasion the children were
taken from a shallow paddling pool they were playing in.
"Unfortunately, explains Sims, when they were returned, the aliens
mistakenly dropped them back into the neighbour's pool, which
happened to be 12 feet deep and the children drowned. The pool was
surrounded by a 12 feet fence and there was no way these kids could
have scaled this fence."
Sims conducted an experiment in alien communication, when he located
a woman who he described as more of a contactee than of an abductee
mentality. The woman who claimed, remarkably, that she "picked up
every two or three weeks by the same group of aliens" and had been
for the last 30 years.
Sims implanted a post hypnotic suggestion into the woman's
subconscious. A sort of hidden message that she could not access
"Apparently something happened when the lady was picked
up a few weeks later." Explains Sims, "When she came to within 20
inches of the alien, this had the effect of triggering the hypnotic
suggestion which was communicated to the alien. The woman said the
result of this was that for the first time in 30 years she saw an
emotional response from an alien."
It is rather unorthodox experiments like this that have given Sims a
controversial reputation within the UFO community. Yet he is
methodical when it comes to investigating physical evidence and has
spent huge sums of money having such evidence examined by
scientists. He is currently investigating the bizarre phenomenon of
fluorescent markings that can only be seen on abductees when 'black
light' or ultra violet light is shone on the skin of abductees.
This phenomenon is far more common than previously believed and Sims
has documented cases of abductees who are astounded to discover
strange shapes and markings on their skin when exposed to 'black
light'. "This is some kind of fluorescent liquid which has been
placed underneath the skin and cannot be washed off, only removed by
scraping off the skin with a knife. It is usually green and I have
an example of someone with a double crescent shape on their neck. In
one extraordinary case the person found the shape of the Mandelbrot
Fractal inside their arm."
When I asked Sims if he thought the implants functioned as some king
of tracking device he thought this explanation too simple and that
all abductees don't necessarily have implants in their bodies." I'm
just speculating here but I think they are more to do with modifying
the behaviour of abductees, possibly by controlling the levels of
certain neurotransmitters in the brain, such as Serotonin."
As to the issue of whether the scientific examination of implants
will prove they are extraterrestrial, because they are made of some
exotic metal not in the periodic table, Sims is skeptical.
think we will find that kind of result and we haven' so far. I think
this is because if it was an 'alien' metal then the body's immune
system would reject it."
Although 'The Alien Hunter' has yet to catch a live alien kicking
and screaming, Sims' more aggressive approach to alien abduction
seems to be having a significant impact on the way people view the
phenomenon. He has certainly managed to instill in researchers and
abductees alike a sense of self-empowerment and that it is possible
for the abductee to fight back and not to lie back passively. In one
case Sims explains:
"The aliens demanded that a woman enter the
craft, but she stood her ground and said no. They then told her that
if she didn't obey she would never see her parents again. She still
held firm and said no. Do you know why she said that?
Because she knew they were lying."
SURGEON TELLS FIRST RESULTS OF IMPLANT ANALYSIS
Sims, Leir Say They Might Have Hard Evidence of Abduction
by Debra L. Lindemann
CNI News - Volume 15.8
February 26, 1996
Published by the ISCNI News Center
Editor: Michael Lindemann
This article summarizes a lecture given by Dr. Roger Leir at a
public meeting in Thousand Oaks, California on February 23, 1996,
sponsored by the local chapter of MUFON (the Mutual UFO Network).
Dr. Leir is a California surgeon who has removed what may be actual
alien implants from two people brought to him by hypno- anesthesia
therapist and abduction researcher Derrel Sims of Houston, Texas.
Derrel Sims was the main speaker at the Thousand Oaks meeting but
turned the podium over to Dr. Leir for the medical part of the
On August 19, 1995, several alleged "implants" were surgically
removed from two abductees who have been working with Sims. If
preliminary findings are confirmed by further laboratory testing,
these implants might provide hard evidence that the abduction
phenomenon is a reality.
Dr. Leir removed a total of three objects, two from one patient and
one from a second patient. Both specimens in the first patient, a
woman, were located in her large toe, one on each side of the toe.
The third object was removed from the back of the left hand of the
second patient, a man, slightly above the web area between the thumb
and the index finger.
According to Sims, these people were originally unaware that they
had the implants. The objects were accidentally discovered on x-rays
taken for unrelated reasons. At the time, these individuals were
seeing Derrel, as there were indications that they had a history of
abduction. After extensive interviews were taken by Derrel, he
ordered copies of their medical records and these objects came under
scrutiny. There was no pain associated with these implants, and
neither patient had any prior sensation of foreign objects in the
body. Another peculiar fact is that these implants also left no sign
of entry into the body; if there was an initial incision, it healed
so perfectly that there was no outward scar.
To help locate the implants more specifically prior to surgery, Dr.
Leir used a stud finder and a gauss meter. A gauss meter measures
electromagnetic fields. When the gauss meter was put near the object
in the man's hand, the meter "went crazy." Dr. Leir first tested the
man with the gauss meter indoors, then took him outdoors away from
all other magnetic influences. The results were the same. Similarly,
when he used the stud finder, it lit up brightly over the man's
hand, so they knew there was something there.
Prior to the surgery, both individuals received a type of local
anesthetic which would normally anesthetize the area of surgery for
up to six hours. While Dr. Leir was searching within the woman's toe
for the first implant, he accidentally touched the object and the
patient "almost jumped off the table." Dr. Leir explained that the
only time a surgeon gets this type of pain reaction under anesthesia
is when something, in this case the object, is in close proximity to
a nerve fiber. This is because the nerve fiber arouses the sensation
of pain directly in the patient's brain, outside of the field of
anesthesia. This happened in all three spots with both patients.
When the objects were extracted, both patients had the same painful
response. This led Dr. Leir to the realization that these objects
were somehow attached to nerves.
The first object removed was flat and approximately triangular
shaped, about half a centimeter on each side. Though metallic
inside, it was covered with a thick, dense gray membrane. Dr. Leir
tried to cut into the membrane with a scalpel, but couldn't.
When foreign objects have been in the human body for a long time,
they do get covered with a dense fibrous coating, but usually such
material can be scraped off with a blade. In this case, however, the
membrane was nearly impossible to remove. A similar coating was
found on all three objects.
Dr. Leir's next concern was how to safeguard and preserve the
objects until they could be transported to a lab for analysis. In
other cases of alleged implant retrievals, objects have reportedly
turned to powder, disintegrated, or somehow disappeared. Dr. Leir
decided the safest way to store these objects for transport was in
the patients' own biological fluid. He had his nurse withdraw blood
from each of the patients, then removed the serum in a centrifuge,
mixed it with an anticoagulant preservative, and placed each implant
in a vial filled with the fluid. Derrel Sims then took them back to
Houston for further analysis.
Dr. Leir was responsible for the biological end of the implant
research. So, after the objects were removed, he sent samples of
surrounding tissue to a local pathologist. When the objects were
taken out, Dr. Leir had noticed that the tissue around them was a
discolored gray tone, not the color normally seen in tissue
inflammation surrounding a foreign object. He received three reports
back from the pathologist, one for each of the tissue samples. He
was excited to see that none of the samples showed any signs of
Normally there is an inflammation response to any foreign object in
the body. This results from white blood cell activity in the area,
attempting to rid the body of what it considers garbage that doesn't
belong there. If the object is something soft, like a sliver, the
body is able to disintegrate it and take it away one piece at a
time. If the body can't remove the foreign object, it does the next
best thing. Thousands of cells join together in a process called
differentiation, changing form and surrounding the object to wall it
off and separate it from the rest of the body. Any type of foreign
object placed in the body -- whether by accident, such as a
splinter, or something surgically inserted by a doctor -- will show
this type of inflammation. So it was extremely strange that the
pathology reports on these objects showed no inflammatory cells at
Another strange thing was also discovered. In the tissue around each
implant, there were numerous nerve endings that didn't belong there.
None of the investigators could say why these nerve endings were
there, but it suggests the possibility that the implants act as some
kind of monitoring device through attachment to the nervous system.
[but not a control device? -B:.B:.]
When Derrel Sims got the objects back to Houston, his first test was
to expose them to ultraviolet light. He found that they all glowed
brilliant fluorescent green. Derrel has found in his research with
abductees that patches of some substance, invisible to the naked eye
but fluorescent under black light, sometimes show up on the
abductee's body following an abduction. He suspects that whatever
this substance is, it could result from direct physical contact with
the body of the abductor. With this in mind, he said he was not
surprised to see that the three removed objects were fluorescent.
Later, Derrel dried out the three objects, and the membranes
surrounding them became quite brittle. He was then able to scrape
some of the membrane material off and send it back to Dr. Leir for
analysis. After scraping off the brittle membrane, he found a highly
magnetic, metallic, shiny black material inside.
When Dr. Leir received the three different scrapings of the membrane
coatings from Derrel Sims, he sent them out to three separate
pathologists. When the reports came back, it turned out that the
main ingredient in this very tough membrane was something simply
made from blood. In this bloody mass were some brown granules. The
pathologists did an iron stain test and found that these brown
granules were made of oxygen-carrying pigment from human red blood
cells. Besides this, they also found a material called keratin,
which comprises the outer layers of human skin, hair and
Dr. Leir pointed out that if medical science could figure out how to
duplicate this membrane, we would solve one of the biggest problems
in medicine, that of transplant rejection. The membrane around the
objects was apparently composed of material from the patients' own
bodies BEFORE the objects were inserted. If we knew how to do this,
we could put almost anything into the human body and have absolutely
no rejection. [the ramifications are disturbing indeed -B:.B:.]
Leir and Sims illustrated the structure of one of the implants taken
from the woman's toe. When first removed, it was flat and triangular
(as previously described). When the outer membrane was removed,
inside were two separate pieces of shiny black metal, tightly joined
together in the shape of a "T". Apparently only the membrane itself
held these two metal pieces in alignment.
On February 22, the first preliminary lab reports came back on the
metal itself. Leir and Sims both said they would await the final
reports before announcing any details. They stressed that they had
sent the samples for testing to highly specialized labs and had not
indicated anything about where the samples came from. Dr. Leir told
the Thousand Oaks audience that the preliminary findings are
"mind-boggling," and that the first metallurgist simply said: "Wow,
you guys really found something here." Dr. Leir stated that as soon
as they get final reports from all three labs, they will make their
findings public. "I think you're watching history," he said in
Prior to working with Derrel Sims on this project, Dr. Leir had been
an occasional consultant for MUFON, but had not been deeply
involved. Now, he says, this project "has literally changed my
Derrel W. Sims, C.Ht, R.H.A.
Mr. Sims is Chief of Abduction Investigations and Director of
Physical Investigations for the Houston UFO Network. He has a
uniquely new, progressive and proactive approach to his work and has
managed to invoke a response from the alien presence as opposed to
only reacting to them or just generating piles of case files. His
methods of information retrieval and procedures in research resulted
in a mass abduction in December 1992. Mr. Sims, who is an abductee
himself has spoken before 250 doctors at a major hospital regarding
medical implications of the phenomenon and has been invited to St.
Petersburg, Russia to present at the Int'l Scientific Congress.
his 25 years in investigations, he has implemented the use of
innovative tools such as graphoanalysis, symbolic profiling, and
genetic testing. Mr. Sims emphasized the necessity of obtaining hard
physical evidence, and the analysis of the same (via non-UFO related
medical and scientific professionals) in the paper he and Mary
Florey M.S., R.C.Ht. presented to the Int'l Forum on New Science.
For years he has been providing investigations and hypnotherapy at
no charge to persons involved in the abduction phenomenon.
His background is as follows:
Registered Hypno-Anesthesia Therapist
Certified Medical Hypnotherapist
Member of the National Board of Hypnotic Anesthesiology
Certified Master Hypnotherapist
Master Level Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Ex-Senior Military Police Officer
Former CIA background (Covert Operations)
Mr. Sims' work, after being reviewed for over a year, was selected
for use in an interactive display area for the Space, UFO, Science
and Technology Center for the city of Hakui, Japan. He was honored
by the city fathers with a plaque and an honorarium for the use of
his expertise in the museum. Mr. Sims' work, which focuses more on
hard evidence seeks to bring credible findings to the medical and
Contact Brother Darrel in an Less Technically Astute Fashion:
Derrel W. Sims
P.O. Box 60944
Houston, TX 77205