My name is
Richard Doty, retired special
agent, Air Force Office of Special Investigation (AFOSI), and now a
private citizen living in New Mexico. I’ve been an avid reader of
UFO Magazine for the past several years.
Recently Bill Birnes, the magazine’s publisher, asked me to make
some comments regarding the recent Serpo revelations. I told Bill
I’d be very happy to write this article relating my personal
analysis of the Serpo information, which describes an exchange
program in 1965 between United States military personnel and
extraterrestrials from the Planet Serpo in the Zeta Reticuli star
Before I go into the details of Project Serpo, let me explain that
I’ve been a recipient of Victor Martinez’s email listing for the
past year. For those readers who don’t know Victor, let me give a
brief biographical review of him. Understanding the Project Serpo
disclosure starts with understanding Victor’s role. Victor is a
former U.S. government employee. He worked for a number of different
Federal law enforcement agencies and now works in Los Angeles as a
teacher. Victor has a longstanding personal interest in the subject
of UFOs and maintains an email distribution list of well over a
hundred recipients on the topic.
In early November 2005 I learned from
Victor that he’d been contacted by a person identifying himself as
Anonymous who was telling an extraordinary story; moreover, it’s one
which I’d heard before. Mr. Anonymous, as I like to call him, first
introduced himself as a retired employee of the U.S. government and
then went on to detail the “real” Roswell incident. He stated that
the Roswell incident involved two crash sites: one southwest of
Corona and the second site at Pelona Peak, south of Datil, New
Mexico. The crash involved two extraterrestrial aircraft.
The Corona crash was found a day later by an archaeology team who
reported the crash site to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s department.
A deputy arrived the next day and summoned a state police officer.
One live alien being, an extraterrestrial biological entity (EBE),
was found hiding behind a rock. The alien was given water but
declined food, and was later transferred to Los Alamos National
Laboratory in New Mexico.
The information eventually went to Roswell Army Air Field. The site
was examined and all hard evidence was also removed to Roswell.
However, the bodies were taken to Los Alamos since they had a
freezing system that allowed the bodies to remain frozen for
research. The craft itself was taken to Roswell and then on to
Wright Field, Ohio, later to be renamed Wright Patterson Air Force
The second site was not discovered until August 1949 by two
ranchers. They reported the findings several days later to the
sheriff of Catron County, New Mexico.
Because of the remote location, it took the sheriff several days to
make his way to the crash site on horseback. Once at the site, the
sheriff took photographs and then returned to Datil. Sandia Army
Base, later to become Kirtland Air Force Base, was notified. A
recovery team took custody of all evidence, including six bodies.
The bodies were initially taken to Sandia but were later transferred
to Los Alamos.
The live entity established communication with the U.S. military and
provided information about his planet and his race of
extraterrestrials. Eventually, the U.S. Government made contact with
the Ebens, as they were termed, and set up a meeting location, which
turned out to be the well-known Holloman landing in 1964. Mr.
Anonymous explained that the landing was near Holloman Air Force
Base, not actually at Holloman itself.
During that meeting, an exchange program was set up between our two
races. Our government selected twelve military personnel: ten men
and two women. They were trained, vetted, and carefully removed from
the military system, and in 1965 the twelve left on an Eben
spacecraft to the planet Serpo.
That was the core story as presented by Mr. Anonymous in a sequence
of eleven major releases of information to date, all so far via
Victor Martinez. Readers can go
HERE and read the archive of the
entire release, accompanied by further analysis from many different
people. In this rest of this article, I’ll offer my personal
analysis of the initial contact made by Mr. Anonymous, and of the
information released by him.
In early 1979, after arriving at Kirtland Air Force Base as a young
special agent with AFOSI, I was assigned to the counterintelligence
division of AFOSI District 17. I was briefed into a special
compartmented program. This program dealt with United States
government involvement with extraterrestrial biological entities.
During my initial briefing I was given the complete background of
our government’s involvement with EBEs. This background included
information on the Roswell incident, which did indeed state that two
crash sites were found. The first crash site was located southeast
of Corona and the second site was found south of Datil.
Basically, this was exactly the same
information that Mr. Anonymous released.
Other details about the location of the bodies and the site where
the live entity was discovered were also mentioned. I learned these
details in 1979 and can confirm that Mr. Anonymous did indeed state
information that was previously unknown to the public. The fact that
the bodies were taken to Los Alamos and that Sandia Base handled the
second site were not known publicly in the past. This information is
During a briefing in 1984 I read a document which mentioned an
exchange program between an alien race and twelve U.S. military
personnel. The briefing did not mention any specific details of the
exchange program, but it did refer to the program lasting from 1965
I tried to obtain more information during a Pentagon briefing in
1985, but I was told I didn’t have the proper clearance for that
information. I retired in 1988 and with one exception, I never
learned anything further about the subject until very recently.
In 1991 during a retirement party for a AFOSI friend, I had a
conversation with Colonel Jack Casey, retired Air Force
Intelligence. I specifically asked Colonel Casey about the exchange
program I’d heard about. With a look of surprise, Colonel Casey
looked around as if to make sure no one was listening and then led
me outside to a patio. Colonel Casey then went on to give me a short
briefing about the exchange program.
He told me the following:
In 1965, twelve U.S. military men
were placed on an extraterrestrial spacecraft and flew to an
alien planet some 40 light years away. The exchange program
lasted until 1978 when the team returned. Some of the twelve
died on the alien planet and by 1991, when I was given this
information, some had died since. The final briefing of the
returnees is still classified.
Note: all the team members are
now dead, the last surviving until 2002. Again, this was exactly
what Mr. Anonymous has described. That was all the information
Colonel Casey would or could provide. I did try over the years to
obtain more information, but no one, not even the retired
intelligence officers I knew, had any further data they possessed or
were willing to share. Then in late 2005, 14 years later, Mr.
Anonymous made the stunning release being discussed here.
Although much of the information correlates closely with what I’ve
heard elsewhere, I do have a few concerns both regarding the method
used by Mr. Anonymous in his initial release, and also regarding
some of the information itself. First, I’d personally have preferred
Mr. Anonymous to have chosen a different medium for his release; he
could perhaps have used a more open source.
Although I have nothing but praise for Victor Martinez and his email
forum, I think Mr. Anonymous could have chosen a widely recognized
news medium, such as CNN, Fox, or the like, which would have given
him more credibility and instant access to a much wider public.
If Mr. Anonymous wishes the information to be released broadly, then
in my opinion what would work best would be for him to go to such an
open source and make all the information available at one time. I
don’t actually know the exact reasons why he chose instead to
release his information via Victor Martinez. Secondly, there are
some apparent anomalies in the information that has been released to
date. Many former intelligence officers have come forward after Mr.
Anonymous made his initial release, and pointed out what they
claimed were errors in some of the data.
For instance, Mr. Anonymous stated that
ten men and two women comprised the exchange team. However, both
Paul McGovern, former security chief for the Defense Intelligence
Agency, and Gene Loscowski (real name Gene Lakes), former director
of security, Nevada Test Site, have come forward questioning this
particular gender mix of the team. Three other former Air Force
Intelligence officers have also questioned this information.
According to Mr. McGovern, twelve men were selected; no women. My
other independent sources also confirmed that no women were sent on
that mission. I’m not in any way wanting to upset female readers,
but to understand how the military would have regarded this project,
one must really look back to the U.S. military, not now—but way back
in 1965. During that time period women in the military were
The USAF had women in the Air Force (WAFS),
there were women in the Navy (WAVES), and the Army had women in the
Army corps (WACS). Most military females were in medical,
administrative, supply, or the personnel career field. Few women
would have been qualified for such a long-duration mission. Female
astronauts were not selected until the late 1970s. These are valid
reasons to doubt Mr. Anonymous’s particular statement that women
were included on this particular mission.
Mr. Anonymous then detailed the training given to the twelve people
selected for the mission. Two former Defense Intelligence Agency
employees have come forward to state that the training actually fell
in line with astronaut training and that the training lasted for one
year and consisted of astronaut training rather then the
intelligence and combat training detailed by Mr. Anonymous. If one
stops and thinks about it, astronaut training would probably make a
little more sense than the training described by Mr. Anonymous. Mr.
Anonymous also mentioned some items which were taken on the mission.
According to his early reports, the team took 9,000 pounds of
equipment with them. However, Mr. Anonymous subsequently corrected
this by saying 90,500 pounds of equipment was taken.
He then mentioned that liquid nitrogen canisters were taken as a
fall-back weapon against the Ebens, who were sensitive to cold. But
liquid nitrogen would not stay stable for an extended period of time
and would last only a few weeks in a canister. Maybe Mr. Anonymous
meant compressed air, which would last longer, or better yet, Freon,
which would remain stable in a canister for a long period of time.
Finally, Mr. Anonymous mentioned handguns and rifles being taken as
defense. I have mixed feelings regarding this. Since it was a
military team, I could understand that some weapons would be taken
as a routine measure. However, if you trusted the Ebens to the
degree of allowing twelve United States military personnel to fly 40
light years for 12 or 13 years, why would anyone take weapons? What
good would weapons be on a planet 40 light years away?
On the positive side of Mr. Anonymous’s information, a number of
insiders and researchers have reported hearing of such an exchange
program before. These include such respected individuals as Linda
Howe and Whitley Strieber, together with Colonel Casey and all the
other former DIA officials mentioned above. Whitley Strieber’s
tantalizing and brief experience over 10 years ago was with a man he
met at a convention who claimed to have been on the Serpo team
before he left Strieber to consider what he had been told. This
overall degree of corroboration seems highly significant, as I think
readers will agree. Some of the data provided by Mr. Anonymous seems
off-beam—the orbital data and other scientific information—although
he did state, intriguingly, that the laws of physics were not
exactly the same on Serpo as they are here in our own solar system.
Nevertheless, there’s a growing debate regarding the scientific
information provided by Mr. Anonymous about the planet Serpo and
that solar system. According to him, Serpo was a planet of a binary
star system. A binary star is a double star, each orbiting their
common center of mass.
I’m not a math or science expert and will not state all the
different figures or formulas, but it seems to me that there are
legitimate arguments on both sides of this issue. But I have to say
that I do feel that a simple hoaxer would have been sure to get the
numbers right. The purpose of a hoaxer, or even someone spreading
disinformation, is—after all—to convince, not to lay himself open to
criticism straight away.
To conclude, and aside from the broadly confirming testimony of my
various colleagues, Mr. Anonymous is simply in my opinion not
operating like a hoaxer would. A hoaxer would have actually done a
better job, so to speak, of researching information for his hoax.
Importantly, the apparent anomalies and absence of the promised
photographs to date can all be accounted for if we suppose that the
context under which Mr. Anonymous is operating is not exactly as it
may first appear.
We must remember that Mr. Anonymous will hardly have the 3,000-page
report in his living room just sitting there like a Sears catalog.
The report will be guarded under the tightest conceivable security
and the conditions of access are unknown by us. We can hypothesize
that Mr. Anonymous may not even have access to the documents at all
and may be relying on memory, someone else’s memory, or someone else
supplying him with the information maybe by phone or by tape under
conditions over which he himself has no control.
As for the photographs, they may again be in a different location.
Paradoxically, there is the factor of Mr. Anonymous having gone
quiet since his last post on December 21 up to the time of my
writing this on January 13 (2006) may be precisely because he has indeed
met with difficulty caused by insider agents. We know that there are
different factions within the intelligence community regarding
disclosure. Some may wish to obstruct a disclosure such as this
while some others may be looking the other way, quietly supporting
the disclosure by allowing it to happen. We just don’t know at this
point. These factors are not reasons in themselves to accept the
story; however, they are persuasive reasons not to dismiss it
without very careful thought indeed.
In conclusion, it seems to me that while there are some
discrepancies in detail, there’s a persuasively broad measure of
agreement that such a project actually existed, and there are good
reasons for us to suspend our disbelief. I earnestly hope that by
the time this edition of the magazine is published we may have heard
more from Mr. Anonymous, and that his important revelations will
continue well into 2006