by Michael E. Salla, PhD
August 8, 2005
This is to announce the results of a
continuing investigation of Charles Hall’s testimony described in
his three volume memoirs, Millennial Hospitality where he recounts
his service on Nellis Air Force base where he met and interacted
with Tall White extraterrestrials who had reached agreements with
the US Air Force to establish a secret base at Indian Springs,
Nevada. The field investigator is David Coote, an airline pilot who,
along with Paola Harris, was responsible for initially making the
Charles Hall case known to the wider UFO community. David has
investigated the testimony of Charles Hall by tracking down and
interviewing three individuals described in the book series.
The purpose of the investigation was to
find corroborating evidence that Charles Hall did serve as a
weatherman at Indian Springs; that incidents described in
Hospitality are accurate; whether there were sightings of
UFOs/extraterrestrials at the Indian Springs ranges; and any
personal recollections about Charles Hall that would help determine
his credibility. David is collaborating with the author and other
researchers in ascertaining the veracity of Charles Hall’s testimony
by interviewing independent witnesses, finding documentary evidence;
and distributing the results of these investigations to the wider
UFO/Exopolitics research community.
David was able track down and interview three of the military
personnel described in the Millennial Hospitality series. What
follows are the key points from the interview(s) David conducted
with each of the three personnel, along with David’s and my own
final reflections on the significance of this further evidence
supporting the Charles Hall case. The names used in the Millennial
Hospitality books are pseudonyms and I will use the three witness
designations used by David in his interview in order to maintain
confidentiality of the three former military colleagues of Charles
Hall. I thank David Coote and Charles Hall for permission to share
this information with the general public. I also thank Paola Harris
for facilitating communications between Charles Hall, David and
different researchers. I also thank Dr Robert M. Wood for his
helpful comments that assisted me revising an earlier draft of this
Finally, a significant piece of documentary evidence that has
emerged is a newspaper clipping concerning the building of a very
large accommodation facility at Indian Springs in 1951 was kindly
supplied by Dr Wood. The January 5, 1951 story from the Las Vegas
Review Journal describes 300 million dollars spent in 1951 to fund
the facility and that it was not connected with the atomic program.
The funding of this very large facility may be what was described in
the Millennial Hospitality book series as the ’large hangar base’
built to accommodate the tall whites and their ships by the USAF in
Read the newspaper clipping:
Coote Interviews Three Military Witnesses to Events on Indian
In an email to the author on July 24, 2005, David described his
attempts "to find corroborating testimony from any witnesses to
Charles Hall’s story." David explains that his attempts,
some success after he was able to track down three individuals who
were stationed with Charles at Indian Springs Auxiliary Field during
the same period in the sixties."
David further states that,
keeping with Charles’ original desire to keep these individuals’
identities protected (as he did in his books) we shall refer to them
as witness ’A’ from Michigan, witness ’B’ from
witness ’C’ from Ohio."
David says that the testimony of the three witnesses, though not
conclusive "is yet significant in cementing Hall’s story in several
ways." David states:
"all three witnesses were also utilized as
weather observers as Charles had been. They remembered Charles, and
confirmed his presence and job as Charles had described. They also
recalled everyday, mundane events, and described the place just as
Charlie had written in his books. They also remembered some of the
other names that Charlie had mentioned."
Another significant point
is that none of the witnesses had read any Charles Hall’s books.
Witness B, however, had heard an interview of Charles Hall on Coast
to Coast radio and passed on this information to witness C.
Witness ’A’ was a weather station observer for the USAF (Det. 31/
25th Wx Sqdn - USAF MAC unit) and was also an ex-civilian policeman.
David asked questions about how well Witness A knew Charles Hall.
Witness A answered:
"I knew him very well."
"Really nice guy - real
sweet - hard not to like Charlie."
"He was one of those really smart
guys... chemistry major or something."
"I taught him how to play
chess and he knocked me off the Base tournament one time... very
David then asked about significant events mentioned in Hall’s books
especially those concerning anomalous occurrences and an incident
involving Witness A:
"They [other base personnel] used to
come up with this story of ’Range Four Harry’...he was some kind
of wild, radioactive horse..." also ..."Charlie remembered that?
[regarding an incident where witness ’A’ broke a tie-rod in a
truck out on the ranges] ...well I’ll be damned...yeah I did
Witness ’B’ is presently 62 years old
with a degree in electronics. David again asked about the witness’s
recollection of Charles Hall and incidents described in Millennial
Hospitality. Witness B said:
"Charlie was a particularly bright
character...more studious...more reserved... Didn’t talk much
about it...we heard rumors constantly [about what went on out on
the ranges]...’Range Four Harry’ etc .. Charlie was so serious
about it. But he didn’t really want to talk about it... I felt he
didn’t know who he could trust. ...there were rumors about
people getting transferred... if you say too much about this
stuff then you might find yourself where you didn’t want to be.
...Charlie spent more time out there [on the ranges] than the
rest of us. ...I believe in him...that he was dealing with
something out there. ... I never felt I was alone when I was out
there. ... It was a very secure area. "
David explains how at one stage he
[witness ’B’] had been told from another individual that the Air
Police never responded to calls out on the ranges because "...they
were afraid." David also noted that witness ’B’ stated that witness
’C’ … "is a very sincere person."
Witness ’C’ ("Pushing sixty" - combat veteran, Retired).
asked how well he knew knew Charles Hall and about any significant
events on the ranges and got the following responses:
"Yes I knew Charlie...I relieved
Charlie when he left Indian Springs...It was an eerie
place...Only knew Charlie a week...he wanted to talk to me about
Einstein’s theory of relativity.
David notes that when witness ’C’ first
got to serve on Indian Springs he was told "to be observant of
UFO’s". Witness C further explained:
"...I did feel many times my life
was in danger. I’d call the aerodrome officer at Nellis AFB
whenever I had suspicious occurrences and they would never
confirm any aircraft in the area. ...a lot of the time I knew I
wasn’t alone out there; whatever these forces were they were
hostile to me because I had a hostile intent towards them."
David explained that Witness C admitted he had "always been a
’fight first’ type of personality".
David explained how witness C,
threatened by certain events that had taken place although he never
saw the ’culprits’. There were occasions when "they" would shut the
generators off; once, both at the same time... also switched the
light switch off in the truck when he had left it running outside in
David also pointed out that ’Witness
C’ stated he had
seen unexplained lights out there, both on the ground and in the
air. David then explained more about what led to Witness C
abandoning his duties at the weather station:
"About the time he’d "finally had
enough" an incident occurred, when he sensed company and where
an "orderly" pile of large ’target posts’ (approx 10" by 10" by
15 foot) had been strewn about just outside his range shack one
night. He just jumped in his truck and drove back to Base. He
told his First Sergeant that he didn’t want to go out there
again, that: "I’ve performed my duties to the best of my
ability, and I don’t care if you put me in the brig."
"I recommended that they pull the
weather station from the ranges and put it at the radar site on
Nellis for security and other reasons...and that’s what they
Witness C also explained to David:
"It was Charlie who... had mentioned
to me certain areas not to go... where his [Charlie’s] truck had
been ’shut-down’... and other areas where he had had daylight
sightings of ’dirigibles.’ ...these things were never talked
about officially. We would only mention occurrences ’one on
one.’ ...The only thing that was ever officially said was that
the First Sergeant told me that under no conditions was I to
ever put a UFO report on the comments or remarks section of the
[weather observer report ] ...an official Air Force
document... I’m guessing that apparently there had been a problem
in the past."
The results of the interviews with corroborating witnesses offer
evidentiary support for Charles Hall and several of the incidents
described in his books. First, they confirm that Charles did serve
as a weatherman and that he did perform his duties in an isolated
and frightening environment. Witness B confirmed that Charlie often
served alone out on the weather ranges; and even the Air Police were
too frightened to go out on the ranges. This is consistent with
Hall’s description of the high level of anxiety experienced by
servicemen over the unexplainable events on the weather ranges.
Second, Witness C’s testimony that he was strictly instructed not
record UFO sightings on his daily logs offers support for Charles
Hall contention that the Tall Whites frequently flew their ships in
the area of Indian Springs. Witness C recalled that Hall had told
him about ’dirigibles’ he had seen in the sky which confirms that
Hall had told others about his UFO sightings during his service at
Nellis Air Force base. Hall describes in his books numerous
instances where he could monitor the large interstellar ships
entering and leaving their secret base through the theodolite he
used for tracking weather balloons.
Third, witness C confirms that as a result of the ’high strangeness’
at the weather station, he had fully abandoned doing any further
service out on station despite possible punishment by his military
superiors. This offers support for Charles Hall testimony that many
preceding and subsequent servicemen had to abandon their duties due
to intimidation from and fear of the Tall Whites. This combined by
Witness B’s recollection of the fear of the Air Police to travel out
to the weather station suggests that the Air Force did not brief the
servicemen about any extraterrestrials thereby helping explain the
’high strangeness’ and fear by many of the servicemen who served at
Fourth, witnesses A and B confirmed that the existence of urban
legends such as "Range Four Harry" as a radioactive horse which Hall
recounts as an inaccurate description of the Tall Whites when in
their protective suits. According to David,
"Hall’s explanation was
that ’Harry’ was a Tall White guard who spent a lot of time on Range
4, whereas the ’Radioactive horse’ was how a group of Tall Whites
would appear at night as they transited the ranges as a close-knit
group in their luminous, protective suits."
None of the three witnesses could confirm having directly seen
either an extraterrestrial or a UFO while serving with Charles Hall
at Nellis AFB. This may be result of the psychological impact of
unbriefed servicemen encountering UFOs/ETs in an isolated
environment. Certainly the strong reaction from Witness C in terms
of abandoning his duties regardless of punishment suggests such a
psychological impact was evident. If this is what occurred, then
further interviews and perhaps hypnotic regression may elicit
further recollections that may confirm the existence of ETs/UFOs
that Charles claimed to witness when based at Nellis Air Force Base.
Unfortunately, the witnesses have indicated a desire to maintain
anonymity, and do not appear overly eager to participant in further
interviews thereby precluding for the moment this kind of follow up.
The newspaper clipping supplied by Dr Wood offers documentary
evidence that a classified project was being conducted at Indian
Springs that may have been intended for the Tall White
extraterrestrials discussed in the Millennial Hospitality series.
The construction of a large hangar facility for interstellar Tall
White ships and accommodation for the Tall Whites in a secure
mountain location presumably would have required a large outlay of
capital. The 300 million dollars spent in 1951 according to the
American Institute for Economic Research converts in 2005 terms as
2.2 billion dollars (see
AIER Cost-of-Living Calculator). Given the lack of
surface constructions at Indian Springs that would explain where
these ’accommodation’ facilities were constructed, it’s likely that
these were underground and/or constructed inside the mountains
located at Indian Springs.
The conclusion of these further investigations by David Coote is
that Charles Hall testimony has been corroborated in the following
Charles Hall served in the isolated environment of the Indian
Springs bombing ranges
there was a degree of ’high strangeness’
with the things happening at Indian Springs
the legend of ’Range
Four Harry’ was known to other servicemen
that UFO’s were known
to senior military personnel who instructed subordinates not to
record UFO’s in official Air Force logs
While there has not been direct confirmation of
testimony of the ’Tall White’ ETs and UFOs, the investigations do
not negate any of the testimony provided by Charles Hall. In
contrast, the independent testimonies of three other servicemen who
served at Indian Springs and the remote weather ranges confirm many
aspects of Hall’s narration of events at the isolated and secure
facility. Therefore, the credibility of Charles Hall as a ’whistleblower’ describing events occurring in a classified project
at the Indian Springs facility at Nellis AFB during 1965-67 is
strengthened. The 1951 Las Vegas Review Journal story also lends
support to Charles Hall claims about a large underground facility
constructed in the mountains located at Indian Springs specifically
for the use of Tall White personnel and their interstellar vehicles.
Investigations conducted to corroborate Charles Hall testimony so
far indicate that Charles has stuck closely to the actual events and
personnel described in his series of books. The three witness
testimonies and the Las Vegas Review journal all offer independent
confirmation for various aspects of Hall’s testimony. This provides
independent evidence that Charles Hall’s claims about the Tall
Whites being based on a secure and isolated military facility on
Nellis Air Force base are worth serious consideration by researchers
into the UFO phenomenon and exopolitics.