by Vince Johnson
Courtesy of C.E.R.N., the Close Encounters Research Network. This
article published in the CE
CHRONICLES, the journal of C.E.R.N. in the Nov-Dec 1993 premier
1: The branch of theology concerned with the final events in the
history of the world or of mankind.
2: A belief concerning death, the end of the world, or the ultimate
destiny of mankind; specifically any of the various Christian
doctrines concerning the Second Coming, the resurrection of the
dead, or the Last Judgment.
As more than a casual observer of contemporary ufology, Iíve
recently become aware of a what could be a significant new twist in
popular perception about UFOs. For many, UFOs are not the
manifestation of extraterrestrial intelligence, but instead, are a
metaphysical phenomena -- a manifestation of spiritual entities.
Many abductees/contactees are now characterizing their "unusual
personal experiences" in a religious or metaphysical context. As an
unabashed secular humanist, I am skeptical of these claims. But
there are several aspects of the metaphysical interpretation of the
UFO phenomenon that should be considered before rejecting it out of
Admittedly, a lot of what follows is based on rumor,
circumstantial evidence. Much is derived from numerous phone calls
Dan Smith, whose religious beliefs regarding the UFO phenomenon
have induced a messianic zeal to "spread the Word."
These calls have provided a flurry of information on what I have
previously termed "fringe" beliefs, as well as providing the names
and backgrounds of the birds who comprise the Aviary. According to
Dan, who undoubtedly is privy to a wealth of accurate, though not
widely known UFO information, this data is being released through
him due to the grave concern by high government officials about
impending metaphysical catastrophe - the eschaton, or
the end of the
Mr. Smith first came to my attention after the "Aquarium Conspiracy"
article (see inset) was disseminated to computer bulletin board
systems in the Spring of í93. In this article, Smith and Rosemary
Ellen Guiley, directors of the Center for North American Crop Circle
Studies, warned of an "eschatological emergency," the reaction of
various organizations--both inside and outside the government, and
their attempt to establish a network of spiritually advanced
individuals, the "Aquarium,"
to assist the Aviary in dealing with
The "Aquarium Conspiracy"
by Dan Smith and Rosemary Ellen Guiley
"In the beginning there was eschatology--the branch of theology
dealing with the end times. Dan, having spent many years first
studying physics and then metaphysics, came to the conclusion that
the scientists have been looking at the world upside down. Mind, not
matter, is the foundation for all realities. Moreover, the
materialist paradigm was in danger of imminent collapse, being
subverted on the inside by its own contradictions, and on the
outside by the growing body of evidence for the paranormal. Creating
and maintaining a reality is no easy game. It requires a lot of
magic, and a lot of conscious critters like ourselves who are pretty
good at collective self- deception.
Fortunately-- or perhaps
unfortunately--our particular reality game has about reached its
natural conclusion, and we are waking up to the fact that mind and
matter are not separate. We are undergoing an exciting but stressful
revolution in our collective consciousness. This revolution, or
global spiritual emergency, will bring upheavals and overloads in
our global consciousness that will impact the material Earth for
better or worse, and may quickly get out of control. We also will be
opening up to other realities that will be impacting us as well. Our
present very tidy sense of reality and its boundaries is due to
become much more fluid and permeable.
Every spiritual tradition takes very seriously its
the end of the world, but for the first time we are seeing these
prophesies turning into believable predictions of earth and reality
changes. That is how Dan fell from physics into eschatology. After
experiencing numerous slammed doors among his former scientific
colleagues, he decided that the most logical place to find fellow
eschatologists would be in various intelligence agencies and among
investigators of the paranormal. Dan next addressed how to
communicate about the eschaton. Even a small hint that the
government is worried about the end of the world might start a chain
reaction of panic, which could possibly serve as a trigger for
On the other hand, people inside the government might be
wanting to set up a kind of civil defense network vis a vis the
eschaton, and so they would be looking for people on the outside who
could much more freely network among the general public. An
important link in the communication chain is what has become known
as the Aviary. This is the final link next to the public network,
and so it must be heavily disguised by its own surrealistic smoke
screen. The Aviary functions best by amplifying peopleís own
misconceptions about the paranormal. It does this by helping to overinflate individual pieces of the puzzle so that particular
investigators get pushed further into their own blind alleys. People
are encouraged to be so distracted by the trees that they fail to
see the forest. This cacophony by people looking for truth in all
the strangest places provides an excellent cover for the deadly
serious business of clearing the decks and battening down the
hatches for the eschaton event. It is like a
Manhattan Project going
on behind the scenes of alien grays and praying mantises having sex
However, this eschaton conspiracy is being orchestrated
by higher powers, and we donít mean
the Committee of 300. Very few
of the people even near the center of the orchestration have a clear
picture of what is coming down, but they do know that something is
coming and that they will have front row seats. The Manhattan
Project relative to the eschaton is a global civilian network of
people who will serve as a lightning rod for the cosmic energies
coming in during the consciousness revolution. They will be looking
to channel these energies into expanded realities. Thus, they will
provide a degree of protection for those people who can find their
places alongside the network. Outside of the network there will be
greater levels of trauma and confusion. The pieces of the network
are already in place, the remaining task is to properly activate and
link the pieces into a critical mass of awareness. This last step is
now underway. This is how an Aviary helps to spawn an Aquarium, and
how birds learn to swim. The Aquarium is our business, and we are
working to reach people who are ready to be activated in the
I was intrigued after reading the "Aquarium Memo" because it implied
that the authors had cultivated sources within the intelligence
community. The only question was whether this information was
accurate or bogus. I drafted a response and uploaded it to Don
Allen, moderator for the FIDO UFO conference, requesting that he
forward it to Dan Smith. Several days later, I received the first of
many calls from him. Since Smith had alluded to his close contacts
with the Aviary, most of my questions centered around this
mysterious group of alleged UFO insiders comprised of scientists,
military personnel, and intelligence analysts. Danís primary contact
with this group is "Pelican" who reportedly mans the "Weird Desk"
(UFOs, etc) at CIA. While Pelicanís main job with the
Directorate of Science and Technology is to monitor foreign
technological developments, Pelican also tracks
millennial/eschatological communities, "entering a twilight zone
where psychic techniques are being generated by humans and other
entities," says Smith.
According to Smith,
UFOs are primarily a psychological/metaphysical
phenomenon which are both preparing us and pressuring us to develop
our own psi abilities. Not that UFOs are a single type of entity,
Smith asserts that there are "powers and principalities" at work --
presumably supernatural entities like angels and demons.
Furthermore, he said that a radical
program of parapsychological
research and development is currently underway near Los Alamos, New
Mexico. This groupís development of psychokinesis, and psychotronics
(a term used to denote psychic warfare techniques) represents a
danger of eschatological proportions.
"These techniques have been
available, but controlled, throughout history. Now, other entities
are forcing the issue," said Smith.
During the course of our first conversation,
Smith was unable to
provide much proof of his claims. He reported that his governmental
sources "hinted at" an eschatological emergency. To prove the evil
intent of the entities involved, he referred to reports of human
mutilations in the Amazon which have been officially attributed to
drug dealers, but according to his sources, were committed by these
evil entities. When I asked why the CIA was interested in
eschatology, he replied that the ramifications of the eschaton
represented a serious threat to national security, and thus, fell
into the parview of the intelligence agencies.
Smith also revealed that the eschatological issues he raised related
directly to the Biblical prophecies of the book of Revelations.
I thanked Mr. Smith for the call, and invited him to keep me abreast
of future developments. With the addition of demons, angels, "black
magic," psychotronic technology, and assorted spooks working at
cross purposes, my already strained credulity was pushed a bit
Dan proceeded to call me regularly. Each call provided tantalizing
snippets of information -- some simply incredible at first hearing,
but with confirmation on some of the data coming in from disparate
sources all across the country. Naturally, my curiosity centered
around the identities and activities of the Aviary. I suspect that
many believe the Bird People to be cogs in a giant conspiracy to
manage the publicís perception of UFOs. Not necessarily so,
according to Smith. Far from being a well-funded, omnipotent secret
society of the guardians of UFO data, the Aviary is nothing more
than an ad hoc group of highly-placed "UFO buffs."
Initially, the factor that seemed most important was that
was being so forthcoming -- presumably with the knowledge and
consent of his superiors at CIA. This in itself forced me to
conclude that there are two possible motives for all this apparent
1. There is indeed an eschatological emergency as described by
Smith, i.e. fulfillment of biblical prophesy with attendant
2. There is a new twist to the old
UFO debunking game, capitalizing
on new-age mysticism and millennial "apocophilia."
Frankly, I lean towards the second explanation. After all,
himself described the Aviary as,
"amplifying peopleís own
misconceptions about the paranormal. It does this by helping to overinflate individual pieces of the puzzle so that particular
investigators get pushed further into their own blind alleys."
personally been occupied by this ongoing saga for many months -- a
"blind alley?" I wish I knew, but in either case, Pelicanís
involvement in this affair raises the ante significantly.
Has something changed? Could we really be facing biblical "End
Times?" As I mentioned previously, I would have laughed-off such
suggestions a few months ago. However, Smithís references to "out of
control" psychotronic research proved to be more substantive than I
The Aviary is believed to be comprised of:
- Well-known Naval photographic expert who verified the authenticity
of the Gulf Breeze photos, a MUFON consultant and member of the
Board of Directors of the Fund for UFO Research.
Hal Puthoff, PhD. (Owl)
- Physicist with the Institute for Advanced
Research in Austin, Texas who specializes in Zero-Point Energy, a
quantum phenomenon that could provide "free energy." Puthoff was
once involved in remote-viewing experiments at the Stanford Research
(Raven) - Performed contract oversight for the DIA at
Wright Patterson AFB. Most recently, Graff was the chief of the
DIAís Defense Technology/Special department. Rumored to be an
abductee, and involved in "black magic" and psychotronic programs at
Los Alamos, but fired recently by DIA. Smith says that Graff is the
head of the "military" UFO working group at Los Alamos.
(bird name unknown) - Verona is apparently the most
covert of all the Birds. He is believed to have been a liaison
between Capitol Hill and Los Alamos. Was once involved in Project
Sleeping Beauty, an attempt to disable enemy troops using
electromagnetic radiation. Verona has recently "vanished," and his
present whereabouts are unknown.
(Falcon) - Former AFOSI agent. Directly involved in the
Bennewitz affair, and the attempt to funnel UFO information (or
disinformation) concerning UFO briefing documents for the President
to Linda Moulton Howe. Allegedly responsible for leaking bogus UFO
reports while in AFOSI at Kirtland AFB. Currently employed by the
New Mexico state police stationed in
Dulce, New Mexico.
Christopher "Kit" Green MD, PhD.
(Bluejay) - Pelicanís predecessor
at the "Weird Desk" at CIA. According to Smith, Green at one time
had autopsy reports and photos of a UFO that crashed in a foreign
country. Dr. Green is currently the chief of the Biomedical Sciences
Dept. for General Motors. The CIA awarded him the National
Intelligence Medal for his work on a classified project during the
period 1979 to 1983.
(Condor) - Former Captain, USAF. Involved in the
Bennewitz affair, and probably participated in the scheme (with
Richard Doty) to release UFO information/ disinformation to
Moulton Howe at Kirtland AFB.
(Hawk) - While working at Wright Patterson AFB in
the í70s, he along with Bob Collins and Dale Graff are said to have
supplied information to William Moore. Kellerstraus is rumored to
have lived with an alien for a while (?), and is probably the source
for the story concerning the aliensí preference for "strawberry ice
(Chickadee) - Well-connected, well-funded (by
Rockefeller) head of the Human Potential Foundation. Former aid to
Sen. Claiborne Pell, who has had a long-standing interest in UFOs
and the paranormal. Jones is a MUFON Consultant with numerous highly
placed government sources who consistently finds "no interest by
government in UFOs."
Bill Moore -
(bird name unknown) This former Minnesota school
teacher may have initiated a new regime in regards to ufology by the
publication of "The Roswell Incident." This in itself may have been
the single event that began the stripping away of decades of
well-guarded UFO secrecy. His involvement in the Aviary seems to be
either one of active coordination of the other Birds, or simply as a
dupe, such as in the Bennewitz affair.
(Penguin) - Former colonel in
(INSCOM). Rumored to be involved in the Armyís UFO research. Member
of the board of directors of
Psi Tech. Currently, head of
"non-lethal" weapons program (see "Secret Conference" article) at
Los Alamos. Said to be briefing Vice President Gore on the UFO
phenomenon and psi projects.
"Pelican," PhD - Pelican is a physicist with the
of Science and Technology, who mans the "Weird Desk" (UFOs, etc) at
Apparently, it is Pelican who provided the bulk of the information
that Smith tirelessly passed on. Smith says that
received some heat from his superiors for becoming so visible due to
the AIR #1 report on Bruce Maccabeeís relationship to the
Psi-Tech is a private company that claims to provide its clients
remote viewing services. Remote viewing is the act of psychically
perceiving places or events at a distance. These techniques were
learned during his stint with the US Armyís Intelligence and
Security Command (INSCOM), according to Major Ed Dames (ret.) ,
president of Psi-Tech, who describes his operation thusly (taken
from a Psi-Tech brochure):
PSI TECH, Inc. was founded in 1989 to perform specialized
proprietary studies for science and industry on a contract basis.
PSI TECH consists of a select, technically qualified group of
professional analysts who provide a unique data collection
capability not available anywhere else in the world. We are a team
of highly trained Remote Viewing specialists.
Remote Viewing has been validated by governmental and private
scientific groups over the last two decades. Briefly stated, a
remote viewer is able to locate and accurately describe things and
events distant in time and space.
PSI TECH has developed applied remote viewing into a powerful
investigative tool. Our disciplined team of experts combines more
than forty man-years of applied remote viewing experience.
The rigorous target acquisition, data collection, and analytic
protocols that we employ guarantee products and solutions of high
value to PSI TECH customers.
PSI TECH can rapidly provide you with reliable information that
simply may not be available via any other means!
PSI-TECH currently employs nine highly experienced remote viewers.
The company also utilizes Ingo Swann as a subcontractor. Mr. Swann
is internationally recognized as this countryís premier natural
psychic. He discovered and developed the proprietary methods now
used by our company to train and conduct technical remote viewing.
PSI-TECH has appointed two outside directors from science and
industry. Additionally. we have at our disposal an adjunct Technical
Analysis Team consisting of a multidisciplinary group of
distinguished scientists, engineers, and medical doctors from
national labs, major corporations and universities. These
individuals provide analytical support to PSI-TECH technical
intelligence collection projects as required.
PSI-TECH training and operations performance standards are exacting.
we require military precision on the part of our remote viewers.
Each viewer works independently and does not collaborate or compare
data with other viewers. The training program employed to install
those unique skills which enable the production of calibrated,
consistent and accurate results is rigorous.
While at work a viewerís mind-body state could he generally
characterized as one of high attention. To an unwitting observer a
PSI-TECH viewer could easily be mistaken for someone engaged in an
attempt to solve a difficult math or science problem. Conscious
focus shifts between the tasks of directing the trained unconscious
in a systematic exploration of the assigned target, breaking out
(decoding) the target-associated gestalt patterns of information,
then rendering the data as detailed words and sketches, (or models
if necessary). Meticulous attention to technical remote viewing
structure is required not only to correctly acquire the target and
maintain lock-on but additionally to disallow subconscious analysis
and/or imagination from interfering with the unconsciously acquired
Dames, a retired major in US Army Intelligence, is apparently "being
all that he can be," bringing the skills he learned while in the
Army to the marketplace. He claims that Psi-Tech has performed these
projects to date:
The Tunguska Event
Technologies: Advanced Deep Space Propulsion Systems
Iraqi Biological Weapons Facilities (Gratis in support of the United
Nations CBW Inspection Team)
A Relook of the KAL Flight 007 Shoot-down
Atmospheric Ozone Depletion - Projected Consequences and
the Saint-Exupery Crash Site
Iím sure weíd all like to find out what
Psi Techís RVing has
discovered on these events, however, Dames regrets to inform us that
this is "proprietary" information gleaned under contract. This would
be interesting enough on its own, but Dames claims that fully 60% of
his companyís time is spent RVing (remote viewing)
Here are a few of Mr. Dames statements regarding UFOs (from a phone
conversation with Dan Smith):
RVís of many UFO events are blocked by external agency, (cosmic
UFO type viewing encounters two types of entities:
angels. Aliens are more physical with quasi-physical type craft.
They are in trouble and need our resources, which they take, and if
humans are involved they receive mental impressions to confuse what
is really going on. The angels are policing these alien activities.
The angels technology is more concerned with the mental and
transcendental or metaphysical domains.
Ed uses the terms
ground zero or ground truth to refer to a spot in
SW US where much of their work is done. The angels led them to this
spot, indicating that it would be a good place for contacting
aliens, about 10 years ago. Various forms of contact then occurred.
Dames discussed eschatological implications at some length. His
group gets indications of unavoidable bad stuff in the next couple
of decades. Deleterious climate changes, storms adversely effecting
agriculture. He also foresees a quasi-public contact with UFOs near
the ground zero site, within one and a half years (August, 1993). It
would be an ongoing contact, of a prophetic sort with both Angels
and Aliens involved. His review committee will work out possible
coverage. He is not so concerned about a global spiritual emergency,
as about the physical (meteorological?) emergencies.
So there you have it... UFOs plus psychic adepts equals End of the
Of course, one could dismiss Dames as a bunko artist selling his
$6,000- $8,000 a week services to an affluent but gullible
clientele. But before dismissing Damesí claims, readers should be
aware of a few other pertinent facts. On the Psi-Tech board of
directors are two fairly high-level players; General Albert Stubblebine (US Army Intelligence, ret.), and
Colonel John Alexander
(ret.) both formerly of the US Armyís Intelligence and Security
Stubblebine, former commander of
INSCOM, gave a presentation at the
International Symposium on UFO Research (sponsored by the
International Association for New Science, Denver CO, May 22-25,
1992) on the subject of "Remote Viewing as a Research Tool." In this
presentation, Stubblebine described remote viewing:
"It is independent of time, OK? So I can go past, I can go present,
I can go future. It is independent of locations, so I can go
anywhere on this earth. I can go into any closet, I can go into any
mind, I can access that information at any location that I choose."
On the subject of RVing UFOs,
"As far as UFOs are concerned, they can be accessed, they can be
tracked, we have looked at the propulsion system for them, thatís
not a hard job, you can track them back to where they come from,
whether they come from a place here on this planet or whether they
come from a place on another planet, they are trackable and you can
take a look inside as well as outside, so again, it is a tool that
is available to be used for the UFO research and I guess, I guess
thatís the reason that I am standing on this platform in spite of my
misgivings and feeling a little bit nervous like a tree in a Lassie
Stubblebine also claimed that his remote viewing of the
planet Mars had revealed structures and machines operating both on and below the
Many suspect that
John Alexander is the "colonel" referred to in
Howard Blumís recent book, "Out There". In this book,
a group of remote viewers in the Pentagon who frequently encountered
UFOs in their psychic "sorties" to locate Soviet submarines.
Alexander seems to have an extremely eclectic background -- he
received a PhD. in Thanatology (the study of death and near-death
experiences) from Georgetown University under the tutelage of the
celebrated Dr. Elizabeth Kubler- Ross. Apparently, Alexander is a
"mind-control" junkie, having studied everything from Silva Mind
Control, to a stint in a Buddhist monastery.
National Research Council issued its findings that there
was no evidence of paranormal phenomena, Alexander wrote a critique
of the report that was both passionate and eloquent. In this
rebuttal, he compared the reportís apparent a priori conclusions to
the Condon Commissionís report on UFOs. Interestingly,
widely believed to have been instrumental in the Armyís UFO
Intelligence activities, and is rumored to have assisted in the
investigation of the Cash/Landrum UFO-injury case.
In addition to his
Psi-Tech work, Alexander currently heads a
research project at Los Alamos, New Mexico, focused on "non-lethal"
military technology. "Non-lethal" in the conventional parlance
refers to methods of eroding an enemyís war-making capabilities
without the excessive death and destruction that could possibly
harden an enemyís resolve to fight, or cause a moral revulsion in
our own population that could weaken political resolve to continue a
war until U.S. military objectives could be achieved. Wiping-out
enemy radars and communication electronics through powerful
electromagnetic pulses (EMP) is one type of non-lethal weapon,
spraying roads and railroad tracks with a super-slippery lubricant,
thereby paralyzing transportation, is another.
Alexander has been mentioned almost synonymously with non-lethal
weapons technology in many mainstream news reports, including a
lengthy piece in the Wall Street Journal. He is also rumored to be a
candidate for an Undersecretary of Defense appointment in the
Surprisingly, Army Intelligence RV operations has become married,
literally, with some prominent figures in UFO abductions research.
Albert Stubblebine is now married to Dr. Rima Laibow, whose
scholarly paper on the abduction phenomenon was the first (as far as
I know) to address the issue in the mental-health community. John
Alexander is now married to the former Victoria Lacas, Dr. Laibowís
This list of strange bedfellows gets even stranger when you add the
name of CSETI founder and head honcho,
Steven Greer, M.D., into the
mix. As it turns out, Greer, whose modus operandi incorporates
shining blinking lights and laser beams at UFOs in the hopes of
establishing communications with the ufonauts, was trained in remote
viewing by Ed Dames. In fact, it was Dr. Greer who introduced
Stubblebine at the Denver symposium.
So, what we have so far is that several former high-ranking
military personnel (Stubblebine, Alexander, and Dames) who were
involved in "psychic" research while in Army Intelligence, and who
are now actively involved in the UFO research community. Further,
Dames has staked his companyís professional reputation on the
prediction that an overt contact with aliens will occur in the Four
Corners area by August of 1993. Naturally, August came and went
One of ufologyís more cogent analysts, who is convinced of the
reality of remote viewing based on his own personal search, told me
that Damesí activities had resulted in the successful discrediting
of both UFOs and remote viewing. Was this the plan all along or is
Dames just a charlatan?
Dan Smith explained that the reason that so much information was
being disseminated was due to the eschatological implications of the
psychotronic research underway at covert government research
It would seem unlikely that this type of technology is currently
feasible. After all, if the government had access to psychotronic
weapons, why didnít they induce Saddam Hussein to stroll naked
through the streets of Baghdad, asking his subjects to admire his
new clothes; or simply cause a major blood vessel in his brain to
But Smith sincerely believes that such technologies are being
developed, specifically under the guise of "non-lethal" weapons
research, such as that headed by John Alexander. Smith says,
point-blank, that this technology is nothing less than "black
Supposedly, this business is taken so seriously at upper echelons
that the Secret Service retrieved all of the bloody bandages
discarded after Ronald Reagan was wounded in an assassination
attempt, lest the presidentís blood be used in a "black magic"
ritual that could influence his behavior. I suppose this story is
somewhat more credible after the revelations concerning the Reaganís
According to Dan Smith, use of these
psychotronic techniques entail
a perilous threat to democracy -- potentially, a type of
instantaneous mass mind control to program a pesky proletariat --
These claims should be taken into context of published papers on the
ability to induce auditory sensations through microwave bombardment
at certain frequencies. In Alexanderís book, "The Warriorís Edge"
(with Morris and Grollier), he states matter of factly that remote
viewing and psychokinesis are not only real, but have predictable,
practical applications. Indeed, the focus of the book is how to
utilize mind control techniques to achieve an advantage over oneís
Thereís absolutely no telling what Cold War ethics combined with
unlimited budgets and zero accountability could have wrought in
terms of Frankensteinian scenarios. To elucidate this point, I
present this extract from a paper by Ray Boeche, a Lincoln,
Nebraska, theologian and Fortean researcher.
"To all interested researchers:
The following is an edited version
of material given to me in late 1991 - early 1992, by two scientists
who claim to be working in weapons research and development for the
Department of Defense.
I am not in a position to comment on the truthfulness or accuracy of
the information. The two men who have spoken to me do, in fact,
exist, and for all intents and purposes seem to be who and what they
claim. The very nature of the claims makes verification difficult,
if not impossible.
Divulging this information was the result of a moral dilemma, when
these two individuals, both Christians, became alarmed at the course
their research efforts into psychotronic weapons was taking under
the direction of their (unnamed) superiors. They described an
obsessive effort to contact and attempt to control what they
referred to as "non-human intelligences" (NHI), and to harness these
NHI for military and intelligence uses.
The efforts had progressed well past attempts at practical
applications of David Bohmís theories, and had grown to encompass
the use of, according to their statements, "satanic rituals / ritual
magic along the lines of that espoused by
including human sacrifices."
These gentlemen stated their concerns that, even when they were
apparently able to harness or channel these forces or abilities for
"good" uses, the force would "turn," and ultimately all of those
subjects involved suffered varying degrees of negative effects from
contact with these forces. They are convinced that what is being
tapped into in all instances is evil, and that this research should
Contact has continued on a limited basis, with no new
information of significance forthcoming.
"After speculation as to the physics of the paranormal,
up the startling details he received:
Information given, but not allowed to note during meeting:
Discussion of individuals killed during psychotronic weapons
1. Male, white, 25-30 yrs., allegedly death by remotely induced
2. Female, white, 20-25 yr., allegedly death by remotely
transmitting and creating head trauma equivalent to crushing of
right anterior portion of the skull.
3. Male, white, 30-40 yrs., allegedly death by remotely controlled
suffocation. Setting was in a laboratory environment. Alleged
victims were wired for EEG & EKG, seated in reclining chair,
somewhat similar to dentistís chair.
In efforts to establish contact with
non-human intelligences, every
avenue is being explored. Satanic rituals involving human sacrifice
have been performed. Much study is/has been given to writings of
Bentwaters experiment was the projection of an actual, physical
three-dimensional object, which could and did interact with its
environment, but was create and controlled by individuals involved
in this research.
No project names were given because the sources were too concerned
that a leak would be traced back to them."
Mr. Boeche used the term "scripted" (i.e. slow enough to allow for
copious note-taking, except when he was asked to cease writing
during the descriptions of the psychotronically induced deaths) to
describe the presentation delivered by the two putative DoD
scientists. In my communications with Mr. Boeche, he was at a loss
to explain why the two DoD scientists were still working on projects
they found to be morally repugnant, and if they really wanted to
blow the whistle on this activity, why did they reveal it to an
obscure ufologist and not the New York Times or "Nightline." I have
to agree with Boecheís assessment that the story is probably
disinformation for some unknown purpose.
The only question here is -- what could the motivation be?
The story related by Ray Boeche is supported by
Dan Smithís thesis,
i.e. humans are messing with forces that are getting out of control,
perhaps with disastrous consequences. According to Smith, these
"sorcererís apprentices" are going at it hot and heavy at
government psychotronics labs in or near Los Alamos, New Mexico.
It has been rumored that there have already been several high-level
meetings between those who are concerned about secret psi/UFO
programs and representatives of the Clinton administration.
According to one rumor, Pelican met with Jack Gibbons, the
House Science Advisor. Gibbons is reported to have responded that
"the President shouldnít touch this topic with a 10-foot pole."
Instead, meetings concerning these "black" psi/UFO projects have
been channeled through the Vice- Presidentís office under the cover
story of "alternate energy sources." There have also been meetings
with Senate Intelligence Committee Chief of Staff, Dick DiAmato, who
is said to be interested in the ongoing strangeness at
Variations on this rumor have
John Alexander as the contact with the
Clinton administration. This makes a certain amount of sense, in
that Alexander knows Al Gore from his days as a Senator, when he
taught several Congressmen, including Gore, some basic Neuro-Linguistic Programming techniques.
Interestingly, the subject of "Presidential Haircuts" may be
connected to this affair. It has been independently reported to me
that Mr. Clinton had another delay on the tarmac in Los Alamos,
after his tour of high-tech research facilities in the area. This
was just days before the LAX / Christophe incident. The inference
from this is that either the Presidentís hair must grow very fast,
or else highly secure meetings are occurring on airport runways
(presumably Air Force 1 is bug-free).
A Conversation with Pelican
In order to give Pelican an opportunity to confirm or deny the
eschatological scenario presented by Dan Smith, I gave him a call.
Readers who expect dramatic revelations will be disappointed,
although Pelican did provide some interesting tidbits. First, he
sounded much younger than I expected. Second, he had a very sharp
sense of humor (I had to laugh out loud several times during the
course of our conversation). I limited my questions to the subjects
of eschatology and the Aviary. His answers seemed forthright -- he
didnít seem stressed to avoid any particular topic, and I found him
to be quite convincing.
My first question dealt with with Danís statements concerning
dangerous "black" programs that were out of control. Curiously,
Pelican responded that "Dan isnít cleared for that kind of
information" -- not exactly a repudiation of Danís story.
Pelican did admit that he talks to Dan frequently -- about physics.
When I told him that Dan had been claiming to be a "conduit" for
semi-official information from him, Pelican rather ambiguously
"He may very well be doing that... I talk to him once in a
while and we share information. I really donít tell him anything
thatís classified or work-related... he certainly isnít functioning
in the role of a conduit for me."
I quoted Dan Smithís statement to the effect that "the best place to
find fellow eschatologists was in the intelligence agencies," to
which Pelican responded "he didnít find any here" at
I inquired about the status of psychotronic weapons research.
Pelican was dismissive of the entire subject, calling it "modern-day
shamanism." He also stated that psychotronics is only taken
seriously in countries like Russia and China that do not have the
rigorous peer-reviewed scientific establishment such as in the U.S.
I raised the subject of Psi Tech, and Ed Damesí risking his
companyís reputation on his prediction of an overt alien contact in
the Chaco Canyon area by the end of August í93.
Itís a joke... the only paying customer Psi Tech has ever had was
Dan Smith himself, who gave Psi Tech $3,000 to remote view a crop
circle being made," Pelican responded. I asked about the high-level
personnel on Psi Techís board of directors like Stubblebine and
Alexander. Pelican was dismissive of Stubblebine, recounting that
Stubblebineís nick-name was "General Spoonbender," due to his belief
in psychic phenomena. Pelican holds Alexander in considerably higher
regard, however, stating, "heís a friend of mine."
Next, I asked about the Aviary. According to
Pelican, the Aviary is
nothing more than the product of the somewhat-deranged mind of
"Falcon," retired Air Force Captain Robert Collins, who worked in
Foreign Technology Assessment in regards to missile technology --
not AFOSI as is widely believed. Pelican said that
discharged from the Air Force after breaching the security perimeter
at the Manzano nuclear weapons storage facility at Kirtland AFB.
When taken into custody by base security, Collins told them he was
there "to meet the President." He was discharged shortly thereafter
(Dan says that this incident was orchestrated by Bill Moore, with
the hapless Collins left twisting in the wind).
Soon after his discharge,
Collins began mailing letters "...with my
real name and address on the outside, and my code name on the
inside," said Pelican, who considered these mailings such a hoot
that he posted them on his office wall for the entertainment of his
All in all, an interesting conversation, but I was (as the reader
undoubtedly is now) more confused than ever.
Of course, nobody is shocked any more by government denials that
turn out to be less than truthful, but as I said before, Pelican was
very convincing. He reiterated Dan Smithís proviso that I keep his
name confidential -- not to keep him from being deluged by UFO
kooks, but rather, so he wouldnít receive unwanted attention from
foreign agents -- a condition that Iíll honor, even though Pelicanís
real name is already well known to researchers following this story.
Against this flurry of phone calls, rumors, denials, and
confirmations, HUFONís own abduction research has uncovered an
eschatological angle. It seems even the abductors are getting on the
eschatology band-wagon with abductees reportedly meeting (or at
least perceiving) God, Jesus, dead relatives, and the like, often
with dire warnings concerning "the end of the world."
Senior HUFON abductions investigator Dale Musser does not take these
accounts at face value, nor does he reject them outright. Musser had
this to say about "spiritual" aspects of the abduction phenomenon:
"This theory is one held by a number of
abductees. Most of these
abductees have been told by the abductors that the aliens have the
right (implication of a divine nature) to do the things they are
doing to the abductees. That they are here to save the earth (exact
means of doing this vary from subject to subject) and to help us.
Usually the abductee is told they were "chosen" and are made to feel
important because of this selection. Often they are told that at a
later date they will íknow what to do,í or they will "understand
when the time is right." The true nature of the beings themselves is
never explained, but left to the individual to determine. Many
believe them to possibly be angels, or other entities, in service to
a deity. There does not seem to be any clearly defined message, nor
are the messages consistent from one abductee to another.
"There are several problems with this theory from an investigative
standpoint. First there is even less proof for their statements than
for the abduction itself. The vagueness of the messages certainly
does not relate to trying to convince us of their concern about the
issues. Second, the means and methods of relaying the messages have
the lowest probability of achieving results. Third, the messages
given are usually interpreted after an event has occurred rather
then before, therefore, one never knows for sure if thatís what was
truly intended. Most events predicted, or messages conveyed which
are to be understood later, almost never happen, and those that do
are subject to question. Fourth, the religious significance of the
abductors is usually relevant to the belief system of the abductee.
It is not universal to all abductees.
"It would appear the
abductors íaccessí the belief system of the abductee and
play back a scenario that will be acceptable to the
abductees and make them more cooperative. If the individual is
Judeo-Christian, the aliens and their purposes will appear to fit
within that system. If the subject is a Buddhist, the scenario will
be within that belief system. However this is not always true. In
one case, an abductee (who was Christian) was presented with a
totally pagan and mythical belief scenario. A mistake, or a test?
"What we do know is that there does not appear to be any consistency
to information in these events other than making the individual
believe the abductors are here on some sort of divine mission. It is
interesting to note that atheists seldom have encounters where they
are presented with religious scenarios. Often they are presented
with the idea the aliens are here to help us prevent the same fate
which supposedly befell their own world. It is hard to believe there
is any truth to these spiritual connections and beliefs when so many
differing ones are presented, some in conflict with the other. The
conclusion one could draw from the data presented is "whatever
works, they will use."
So, the abducting entities canít seem to keep their stories
straight. One would expect at least consistency from advanced alien
beings, heavenly angels or demons from hell -- whatever they may be.
Novelist Whitley Strieber, whose abduction experiences are described
vividly in his non-fiction books, "Communion" and "Transformation"
recounted that when he asked the entities what they were up to, they
responded "We recycle souls." He too was shown "lessons" concerning
a catastrophe affecting the earth.
Strieber, who has become "alienated"
from organized ufology due to
his refusal to categorize the entities he encountered as
extraterrestrial aliens, can only characterize the phenomenon as
"not a dream, not a hallucination, and not real - something else."
Which brings me back to the subject at hand: what is going on?
In a word, confusion. There seems to be no correlation between the
perceived abduction events and Dan Smithís eschatological emergency
caused by the practice of "black magic." Smith does seem to be
hedging his bets at times. He has told me that the eschaton event
could be a "benign eschaton," consisting of a universal and positive
shift in human behavior due to Revealed Truth. I could go for
Just as occurred in the waning days of the year 999, when
millennialism swept through Europe causing a virtual societal
breakdown, today there is a growing millennialist movement where
many of the faithful foresee a period of catastrophic "Earth
changes," and Armageddon, the fulfillment of biblical prophesy.
Fundamentalist Christians eagerly await this disaster because it
will usher in a thousand-year kingdom of Jesus on Earth.
New-Age channelers are also getting into the act with messages from
angels/ avatars/aliens warning of imminent "Earth changes" along
with warnings against gun control, Zionism, the "New World Order,"
and other right-wing paranoid delusions.
When considering these claims, one would be remiss in not pointing
out the upsurge in reports of Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM) sightings,
and other paranormal events of religious significance to the
experiencers. As with the many New Age channeled messages, many of
the reported Marion locutions warn of "Earth changes" and the "End
Times." Starting in 1981, the most spectacular and long-lasting BVM
visitation (with scads of witnesses to the "miracles") occurred in
Medjugorje, on the Adriatic coast of Bosnia Herzegovinia, now one of
the most horrific hell-holes on the planet. So much for the positive
spiritual effects one might expect from from such beatific
locutions. Maybe things just arenít what they seem.
familiar with UFO-abduction accounts is forced to conclude
that weird things are happening or at least being perceived as
happening by large numbers of otherwise sane, functional people.
Some of these abductions reports are so bizarre, and with so many
similarities to BVM encounters, that many thoughtful researchers
have abandoned the extraterrestrial hypothesis in favor of the
metaphysical or interdimensional hypothesis.
Dr. Jacques Vallee has even incorporated the high strangeness of
these events into his comprehensive catalogue of close encounters
under the rubric of "reality transformation."
As author/futurist Arthur C. Clark is quoted as saying, any
sufficiently advanced technology will be indistinguishable from
magic. David Mayo took this concept a step further when he stated
that if advanced technology appears to be magic, then technology an
order of magnitude beyond that could have the appearance of nonsense
to our primitive simian brains.
But if there really is such a thing as "black magic," and government
scientists are experimenting with it, I suspect that they could be
blindly running the same risks in dealing with such unknown forces
as the 19th century scientists who thought nothing of casually
handling radium and other radioactive materials.
With the clock inexorably ticking off the seconds until midnight,
December 31, 1999 (a date that seems to have some special
significance to the millennialists) eschatological fervor will
undoubtedly increase. Meanwhile, whoever or whatever is behind the
UFO phenomenon is apparently doing everything possible to keep the
true nature of this mystery from being understood.
But rather than being an indicator of biblical "End Times" or "Earth
changes," the barrage of UFO reports, BVM sightings,
accounts, channeled messages, religious hysteria, and inside poop
from the CIA are probably nothing more than further attempts to
distort the signal with more noise. Many thanks to Robert Durant,
Dale Musser, Ray Boeche, George Hansen, Ron Madeley and of course,
Dan Smith for their assistance on this story.