Celebrating From the Earth to The Moon

In celebration of NASA’s “From the Earth to the Moon” accomplishment 40 years ago, I would like to take a moment to reflect on this tremendous accomplishment of not only all of humanity, but of this amazing organization called “NASA.”

Help Celebrate From the Earth to the Moon

On Sunday, December 28, 2008, NASA celebrated its 40th anniversary of the Apollo 8 space mission that landed three brave men on the moon on December 21, 1968. Those three men were James Lovell, Frank Borman, and William Anders. Yes, the accomplishment the following year, in 1969, of the first man to walk on the moon was certainly significant, but when you consider the engineering and scientific accomplishment that this first NASA feat signified in 1968, it was nothing short of remarkable.

A Short History From the Earth to the Moon

In 1968, the U.S. was in the middle of a race with the Russians to make it to the moon. Apollo 8 was a mission to accomplish what had never been accomplished before. That is, to fly humans from the earth to the moon, orbit the moon, and then safely return home. Up until 1968, no single human had ever left the comfort of Earth's orbit. These three men - Anders, Lovell, and Borman - would be boldly going where no man had ever gone before.

This accomplishment deserves recognition because it reminds us that visionary thinking combined with critical thinking, engineering skills, and common sense can accomplish anything - even the unthinkable. Real science deserves recognition and commendation.

There are a few other fascinating facts about the successful Apollo 8 mission that took place 40 years ago.

Jules Verne's Amazing Prediction

In one of the most visionary science fiction novels of the nineteenth century, Jules Verne's From Earth to the Moon, which he wrote in 1865, eerily predicted the very real events that would take place 103 years later. What did he get right?

  • That the launch would take off from Florida
  • There would be a three man crew
  • Approximately the same dimensions as the actual Apollo Command Module
  • The launch velocity to escape earth's gravity.
Jules Verne is also famous for his other novels:

Tom Hanks and HBO Bring Us The Mini Series

Who could forget the 1998 mini-series "From the Earth to the Moon" - the emotional and stunning drama covering the events leading up to the moon landing.

Part four was titled "1968" and provided a recap of the events during that year, including an escalating crisis in Vietnam, the assassinations of MLK and Robert Kennedy, the Tet Offensive... Yet there was this tremendous event - this overwhelming achievement and accomplishment that set all of those earthly problems into perspective. Three men traveled to the moon and made it back to Earth to tell the story. The world experienced its very first "Earthrise." NASA had proven it's worth, and the engineers and scientists who'd planned and developed the mission details and technology were the unsung heros of 1968. Regardless of the issues of the time, it remains a year Americans should continue to celebrate. It was the year that America made it to the moon.


The E-Meter Scam - Using a Belief System for Profit

If anyone has ever thoroughly studied Dr. Hal Puthoff's history, it quickly becomes apparent that his activities throughout the years go far beyond simple scientific research. Hal has consistently and aggressively pursued any and all avenues of alternative funding for fringe research. The most important question any researcher should ask is this:

Would a "genius" scientist, who was a renowned quantum laser expert, truly believe that such a ridiculously simple and basic electronic device as the "E-Meter" could seriously be considered as a new discovery? Surely, a man trained in the electrical engineering aspects of lasers would recognize the history and operation of such a basic galvanometer?



The Mad Science of Alien and UFO Myths

During World War II, the rumors of Nazi Germany developing paranormal capabilities of the mind eventually led to interest by the fledgling post-war CIA. In 1961, Chief of OTS (Office of Technical Service) contacted Stephen I. Abrams, head of Parapsychological Laboratory at Oxford University on the subject of ESP (Extra-sensory perception). Abrams responded with a report that ESP appeared to exist, but could neither be understood, or controlled.

From that point up to the early 1970’s, the Agency had very little interest in psychic phenomenon.

Enter Hal Puthoff.

According to author Jim Schnabel, Hal served at the NSA in the early 1960's after serving in the Navy (Served as an officer in the Navy from 1960-63 at Ft. Meade), and later stayed on as a civilian. (Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies, Dell, 1997, pg 97)

After his doctorate at Stanford University, Hal became a lecturer in the electrical engineering department, and supervised Ph.D. candidates in EE and applied physics. In 1969, at the age of thirty-three, he obtained a patent on a tunable Raman (infrared) laser that he had invented. In addition, he co-authored a textbook entitled Fundamentals of Quantum Electronics, which became a standard volume in physics.

According to Ingo Swann, in his online book Biomindsuperpowers, he writes:

“The field of laser physics was on a great upswing by then, and by all accounts, as many later told me, Hal Puthoff was destined for laser engineering limelight, a field in which his scientific reputation had already achieved luminosity. A short while earlier in New York, Cleve Backster had advised me that Puthoff was a genius. Others I later met in the Silicon Valley area said so, too, and I accepted this as a matter of fact, albeit somewhat intimidated by being in the near proximity of a genius.. How and why it was that Hal's interests changed from laser physics to biofield measurements was never clear to me, and so I'll not be able to articulate much in this regard. We did discuss the matter, but somehow whatever we discussed has faded.”

Ingo’s point above is an important one. What could have prompted a genius physicist, on a stellar upward track of accomplishment and success within the field of laser physics, to switch to a field most contemporary physicists would, even today, consider career suicide? Why, between 1971-1972, did he suddenly divert his entire career path from the very successful field of laser physics, to "biofield measurements", and parapsychology?



JASON Physicists Discredit Baker and HFGW

Recent news demands a follow-up to the previous article covering Robert Baker, his company Gravwave and it's collaboration with foreign scientists, as well as the support that Hal Puthoff offered him in helping to host one of the HFGW conferences.

The Jason Group Analyzes Baker's HFGW Proposals

In October of 2008, the JASON group of the MITRE Corporation released the results of a several-month study covering Robert Baker's alleged HFGW technology. The report outlined the reason for the study as follows (emphasis is mine):

"The JASON study was motivated by proposals to the US government by a group centered around the company GravWave R LLC, the CEO of which is Dr. Robert M.L. Baker, Jr. An important proposal is a concept for a detector of HFGW, by Baker and Dr. Fangyu Li of Chongqing University, China; see [10, 11, 12] and references cited therein."

In other words the group (the members of which remained unnamed) presented proposals to the U.S. government regarding, most likely, potential funding of the research. As shown in the previous update - after failing to obtain funding from the U.S. government, the group apparently thought that that foreign investors may be more willing and able.


Neuroscience and National Security

On August 13th, 2008, the National Academy of Sciences issued a press release titled “National Security Intelligence Organizations Should Monitor Advances in Cognitive Neuroscience Research.”

National Security and Breakthroughs in "Brain Science"

In part, the press release noted that,
Free March of the Penguins DVD with Any Purchase!
according to a new report issued by the National Research Council, advances in specific fields of neuroscience could have implications for U.S. national security, and should be closely monitored by the intelligence community.

In the new NRC report, the committee developed and utilized a specific methodology, developed by neuroscience experts, to determine what areas of neuroscience should be of most interest to the intelligence community due to potential impact to U.S. national security.

The areas noted of primary relevance to U.S. intelligence included:

  • Detecting and measuring neurophysiological factors that provide insight into “psychological states and intentions of individuals.”
  • New drugs and technologies with the capability of altering “human physical or cognitive abilities.”
  • Brain imaging technological advances
  • Advanced technologies that could lead to systems that can “mimic functions of the human brain,” such as the ability to organize complex data.

The NRC report stressed that the U.S. intelligence community should be prepared and capable of monitoring such advancements by making sure intelligence analysts are trained and qualified within the fields of advanced science and technology, and by collaborating more closely with academic and scientific communities within these fields of research.

Why Should U.S. Intelligence Communities Care about Neuroscience?

It might not seem readily apparent to many why seemingly innocuous fields of research as artificial intelligence or brain imaging advances would have an impact on national security.

Dr. Christopher Green is the chair of the NRC committee who authored this 2008 report (Committee on Military and Intelligence Methodology for Emergent Neurophysiological and Cognitive/Neural Science Research in the Next Two Decades.)

Just over a month ago, on the online roundtable discussion at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on October 29, 2008, (http://www.thebulletin.org/web-edition/roundtables/the-military-application-of-neuroscience-research#rt4743) titled “The military application of neuroscience research” Kit Green provides more insight into his belief regarding emergent science and technologies when he writes:

“But I've also learned that all of us underestimate the pace of global change in neuroscience and the way that applications are emerging before the underlying science is understood.


In general, the impact has been felt most acutely in legal and medical circles, not on the battlefield, and have thus engaged nongovernmental organizations, such as international sports authorities, and pseudo-experts as neuro-witnesses."

Earlier, in August 11, 2008, he wrote:

"First, I stand by my initial belief that the pace of discovery in the neurosciences is unlikely to accelerate faster than it is today and will not happen preferentially in the West. Second, we should not assume that the military applications of this research can be influenced by incremental additional financial support.


If governments or scientists were to try to develop a system to pre-screen neuroscientific cognitive manipulators, which would be HIPAA approved and tested, and robust in its core science, success would be as likely as it was with mines and cluster-bombs--meaning not likely. And if we did have such success, our enemies of the future would not care.”

These quotes help to explain why a former CIA neuroscientist with high levels of security clearances, would choose to emigrate to China in order to conduct research within a more “flexible” environment.

A source within the current IC sent the following comment in June of 2008:

“I was told that Kit is still receiving consider funds from a foreign ‘donor’ to conduct his ‘research.’”

No elaboration was provided, but from this comment, we can extract two things. First, this IC source has little respect for Kit’s foreign research (notice the quotes around the word). Secondly, this isn’t the first time that it’s been implied that Kit and Hal both are constantly in search of unconventional funding sources for “nontraditional” scientific research (note the last HFGW post). Whether or not that is true is another matter – but a good indication or confirmation of the truth of the statement is whether or not patterns from the past reflect it as accurate.

It should be noted, in fairness to Dr. Green, that he (Dr. Green) did make a point via email, last year, that he felt certain persons within the IC had reason to belittle or attack what he considers to be his own valid research. This possibility will be examined as well.


Investigating the Truth Behind UFO Roswell and MJ12

During the course of our UFO Roswell investigations, one thing became very clear when we first started communicating with former CIA Analyst, Dr. Green...a clear explanation of their (he and Hal’s) motivation in becoming so deeply entrenched in Rick’s latest efforts would not be easily forthcoming. Initially, he brushed off their involvement as simply coincidental and that their only motive was to get to the bottom of the Serpo story, just as the rest of us hoped to.

A Debate About Rick Doty and His UFO Roswell Hoaxes

When we pointed out that Rick had a long history of distributing clearly fabricated UFO Roswell information to the Ufology community, Kit responded with a long litany of influential people he has known within government, intelligence, and military circles that have vouched for Rick Doty.

“I Consider Him Like a Son…”

This same statement, which he repeated often and to a number of people who were asking him the same questions, typically went as follows (the following comes from one of our phone conversations):

“With that said, I have spoken to 2 Directors of the CIA, 10 years apart, who I totally respect, who say 'trust Rick Doty'. One of them said to me 'I consider him like a son to me.' And that he
is the 'only one I could constantly trust'.”

During the entire three year stretch of time that we’ve been researching Rick’s activities related to the Serpo and the earlier UFO Roswell related MJ12 releases, Kit was the only person, with a respectable reputation, who would ever make such a claim about anyone advising him that one could “trust” Rick Doty.



US is Warned of China Cyber Spying

Throughout the history of China, spying against the U.S. has been a primary military and intelligence objective, and the people of China are actively involved. According to a recent BBC news report, an "influential Washington congressional panel" reports that China has been accessing "sensitive US databases."

Are the People of China Using the Internet to Spy?

According to the report, the panel warns that China is accessing sensitive information from US computer networks and that China is utilizing "cyber-warfare" capabilities against U.S. interests.
The allegations against China are that the Chinese are searching for U.S. secrets in government databases, but more disturbingly, they are also searching for industrial secrets within U.S. corporations as well. This issue speaks highly to the importance that U.S. industrial facilities should place on trade secrets and technological research, particular related to military and government contracts. The report strongly indicates that the Internet is now the venue of choice for Chinese espionage.

Are the Chinese Using Aliens and UFO Communities to Spy?

A common thread among all of my own research over the past few years within the dark alleys of UFOlogy is an underlying interest by the U.S. government in the field of UFOlogy only so far as the potential for espionage and spying is concerned. Alien technology is a topic that far too many grown men within the Paranormal research communities discuss with a straight face. But far more disturbing is a pattern where these researchers, all U.S. citizens and in some cases former Intelligence or Military officers, are interfacing closely with Chinese nationals in order to collaborate on fringe technology research. Case in point - High Frequency Gravity Waves.

This man is Robert Baker. We'll get to his bio in a second. But first we need to understand the concept of High Frequency Gravitational Waves. Assuming that most readers are not trained in Physics, the following definition should suffice. A "Gravitational Wave" is what Quantum physicists define as a fluctuation in space-time as the wave propagates through space. These are typically waves that are discussed in terms of star systems, and energies that stars give off which actually travel through planets. They can not be directly detected using any sort of instruments, but they have been detected indirectly in Physics - in particular in measurements related to planetary systems in space.

Planet Earth HD DVD Set $29.95!

Fuzzy Physics

As we've seen throughout the history of scientific principles that are poorly understood, both borderline con-artist scientists and counter-intelligence specialists step in. Examples of Einsteinian theories are usually tossed around, and lots of theoretical physics is used as basis to attract a great deal of funding.

Gravwave.com defines itself on its website as "a Company dedicated to the research, development, and manufacture of products involving the generation, detection, and application of High-Frequency Gravitational Waves or "HFGWs," utilizing patented, proprietary technology."

It was founded in 2000 by Robert Baker, and the organization now lists the following top collaborators:
  • R. Clive Woods - Senior Scientific Investigator
  • Eric Davis - Senior Scientific Investigator
  • Andrew Beckwith - Scientific Investigator
  • Gary V. Stephenson - Scientific Investigator
  • Fangyu Li - Senior Scientific Advisor, China
  • Zhenyun Fang - Senior Scientific Advisor, China
Dr. Baker lists on his CV, among other things:
  • 2-year active duty in the Air Force working on various classified aerospace projects.
  • On the U.S. Army's Academic Review Committee on Gravitational Research from 2001 to 2003.
  • Advisory Professor Chongqing University, China in 2004.
  • Project Manager or Principle Investigator on several projects for the U.S. Navy, NASA, and USAF during his years as Director of the Lockheed Astrodynamic Research Center.
Yes, this is the same individual who is now rubbing elbows with the Chinese in order to develop what many classify as a technologythat could provide tremendous military and diplomatic advantage (if it were real.)

As Baker works in kahoots with the Chinese to help develop what some are calling the next generation of communications technology that could virtually change the world, we are receiving reports that congressional committees warn that China is interested in uncovering technological and industrial U.S. secrets. Confused?

Well let's clear it up and pave the way for the next blog entry. The NIAC would not fund Baker's research. The AFOSR would not fund Baker's research. The NSF would not fund Baker's research. The Chinese, however, are throwing lots of money into HFGW research, and GravWave is there to sweep up those funds.

Guess who else is there?

I'll give you two clues.

The guy sitting near the head of the table in this photo is Dr. Hal Puthoff, who was also Co-Chair of the 2007 HFGW Workshop.

In the next photo, the guy sitting to Baker's left is our good friend Dr. Kit Green. Dr. Green, by the way, recently moved to China, with his wife, to pursue collaborative research with a Chinese University.

Think this isn't serious business? The following is a quote from a 2007 USA Today article on Chinese technology espionage:

Since 2001, the number of FBI investigations of suspected Chinese economic espionage cases increased 12%. "The basis for the whole program is money. People (in the USA) are looking to make a buck. China has money to spend," says Carlson.

China's technology-targeting differs from classic Cold War-era spying, which pitted American intelligence agents against their KGB counterparts. Along with using intelligence professionals, China seeks to capitalize on some of the thousands of Chinese and Chinese-American engineers, researchers, scientists and students who fill key positions in U.S. industry and academia, say current and former U.S. counterintelligence officials.

"This is not some 'yellow peril' witch hunt. … The counterintelligence environment in terms of China right now is just white-hot," says James Mulvenon, director of the Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis, a Washington, D.C., think tank that advises U.S. intelligence agencies.

If you still think this is about Aliens and UFOs, you're mistaken. This is much more serious.


Does the Government Spy On UFOlogists?

So you've picked up a new hobby, you're fascinated by UFOs and Alien abductions, and in the course of your research you start to wonder, Does the Government Spy on UFOlogists?

Answering the Question: Does the U.S. Spy on Ufologists?

There are very few names known within the mainstream world (people who have little-to-no interest in things like alien abductions and UFO sightings) like the famous Dr. Jacques Vallee.

Dr. Vallee is an astrophysicist and French astronomer who's fame skyrocketed when the classic film Close Encounters of the Third Kind was released in 1977 in which he worked as a scientific advisor to the film. He also has a Ph.D. in computer science from Northwestern, and lives and works in California. He was also heavily involved in Project Blue Book research researchers, and that background went a long way to developing his insight and expertise in the field. He has published numerous books on the subject matter, including the following examples (all highly recommended):

An Expert Answers The Question

Jacques Vallee, the one man who would likely have a great deal of insight to the question whether or not the government is monitoring UFO hobbyists and researchers, answered the question in the 1990s in his interview with Green Egg, an Occult magazine. In the interview, Vallee states:

Another aspect of your question is that for a long time the UFOlogists have been blind to the fact that the phenomenon can be manipulated. In particular it can be manipulated by the government, by various intelligence groups or by different cults with their own agenda. I published over ten years ago in Messengers of Deception my conclusion that many of the UFO organizations had been infiltrated. That book got me in a lot of trouble with my friends in the UFO community who refused to look at that particular problem.

Since then, of course, this observation has been vindicated. One government informant has even come forward to reveal that he, in fact, had been recruited to befriend various UFOlogists and to write psychological profiles of them. Every UFO organization is monitored by government informers.

Consider the quote above carefully as we move forward with our examination of communications with former Intelligence officers who were involved with UFOlogists and paranormal/parapsychology researchers through the years. If what Vallee reports is true, that one government informant admitted he'd been recruited to get to know and collaborate with UFOlogists, and generate psychological profiles on them, then the next question we must ask is...why?

Vallee provides us with a few more clues when he continues:

On the board of the National Investigation Committee on Aerial Phenomena, which was one of the major organizations in this country in the ’50s and ’60s, were three people who were among the founders of psychological warfare. They were people with strong ties to the government and intelligence community. I’m not saying it’s necessarily illegal or wrong, but it should be recognized.

Psychological warfare is a hot issue in every military conflict - and methods to confuse and conflict the mind of the enemy are always being developed and researched by U.S. intelligence agencies.

Vallee goes on to stress this fact by reminding us that the 1953 Robertson Panel even recommended that UFO organizations should be watched and infiltrated, and according to Vallee, they were and still are.

This is a critical concept for us to consider and keep in mind moving forward.


The Bored CIA Analyst

Ultimately, clues to answers regarding alien sightings and UFO alien experiences can be provided by what the government and the Air Force, in particular, actually knows regarding these events. Unfortunately, when we examine CIA involvement and the involvement of other government agences in the field of UFO alien sights from the 1970s through the 1980s, we discover the same old names that were listed by Bill Moore in his famous "Aviary" list of alleged government "insiders" and non-government stooges.

So then, how do we seperate the disinformation from the information? Is any of it information at all? For years, countless UFO investigators report that the majority of their involvement with these "insiders" involves a process where the alleged intelligence officer goes about extracting information from the researcher, not the other way around. According to my own recent experiences, this is most definitely the case. However, the question remains, why and when did this former CIA officer meet with Doty, a person who'd been causing trouble by creating fabricated UFO reports since the 1970s or earlier? The answer to why may lie in the earlier story surrounding this fascinating and brilliant mind and personality.



The U.S. Air Force, The C.I.A. and Aliens

What do aliens, ghosts, and the U.S. government have in common? Answer: People mistakenly assume that all three have more intelligence than they do.

In this post, we're going to go cover a phenomenon that many researchers often uncover after they've been involved in the field of the paranormal (be it ghosts, aliens, psychic abilities, or whatever) for over two or three years. The government is involved. Just not in the way that you may think.

Ever wonder why ex-military folks are always so interested in UFOs and aliens? I mean, take this guy for example:

This is former Air Force Sergeant Richard C. Doty. Served a short stint in Germany, got himself into some sort of hot water over there, got shipped back to the United States, and while serving in his reduced capacity at Kirtland Air Force base, was central in driving a guy named Bennewitz insane.

Who was Bennewitz? Just some guy who lived and worked near the base, and had developed an avid interest in UFOs. Bennewitz made the mistake of developing an electrical device that could pick up radio signals from the nearby air base where classified flights were taking place. In 1981, Bennewitz wrote a report called "Project Beta." Doty, at the time an Air Force staff member, descended upon Bennewitz and inflicted the worst known psychological warfare tactics upon a civilian in the Air Force's entire history. The saga ended with Bennewitz in a mental institution. As far as anyone will admit, Sergeant Rick Doty eventually retired without incident. Although word has it (depending on who you talk to) that he did not have the greatest reputation within the Air Force. With that said, one of his closest friends, Dr. Christopher "Kit" Green, reports that he was told by a number of high ranking intelligence officials that Rick Doty could be trusted. Confused yet? We've only gotten started.