Abductee Betty Hill Expected "Millions" For Alien Story

As I was researching a follow-up to my last story concerning Kathleen Marden, the niece of famous alien abductee Betty Hill, I stumbled across an obscure comment tucked away in the far recesses of the Internet that blows a major hole in the entire Betty and Barney Hill abduction case.

In a 2007 article titled First Lady of the Grays, writer Tom Lombardo recounts his 1974 interview with the alien abduction superstar Betty Hill. For the first time in over 30 years, Tom Lombardo reveals a comment Betty Hill made to him after the interview, once the tape recorder was switched off, that rocks the very foundation of the Ufology and abductee community.

Betty Hill's Passing Opens A Can of Worms

What started as a simple background article about Betty Hill's niece, Kathleen Marden, and her latest revelations about her aunt's abduction many decades ago, might very well turn into yet another RealityUncovered fraud expose if this story leads in that direction. Based on Tom Lombardo's claim, it appears that the larger fraud-hunting guns of RU may be required. The strange thing about this revelation is that anyone hunting for information about Betty Hill might never have found it. For some reason the PDF article is stored away in the recesses of the web server of a Christian Bookstore named the Swedenborg Foundation. However, searching for the name "Kathleen Marden" eventually turned up this obscure PDF article, and what a discovery it turned into.



What is an Alien Abduction?

Have you ever wondered about the reality of what is an alien abduction? Ufology and abduction research is a very small, close-knit community of folks who work together to generate, publish and promote media and information to the general public. Although the general public is often intrigued by the topic of extraterrestrial life in the movie theater, when it comes to entertaining the notion of aliens outside the fantasy of the movie theater, the size if the audience shrinks dramatically. Many people enjoy fantasizing about the prospect - but few are willing to entertain the notion that it could actually be real.

Examining What is an Alien Abduction

One of the most famous abduction cases often repeated throughout Ufology literature is the strange alien abduction case of Betty and Barny Hill. If you've read any of the more popular Ufology books that cover the alien abduction phenomenon, such as Missing Time by Budd Hopkins or The Threat by David Jacobs, then you've likely heard mention of the case. In this general neck of the woods in Maine and New Hampshire, Betty and Barney Hill were (and still are) legends. There isn't a single moment when I'm driving the same route down from Montreal when I don't look up at the night sky and think about the experience Betty and Barney Hill say they had along that same stretch of road.



Panama Alien Creature

Every now and then, there is a sighting somewhere in the world of a strange creature that isn't easily immediately identified, and this was also the case with the Panama alien creature. If you haven't yet heard all of the hype, in September 2009 several teens spotted what everyone calls the "Panama alien creature." After stoning the beast to death, they took several pictures of it and the local community erupted into a debate concerning the origins and identification of the creature.

A Reality check About the Panama Alien Creature

Here at TopSecretWriters, we focus on all things "secret" - secret societies, secret government coverups and yes, even secret unidentified creatures around the world. What sets this blog apart is that our stance is one where strange circumstances are observed carefully and with an open mind. In this particular case, when I first heard about the Panama alien creature, I immediately recognized it as another case of a misidentified or unidentified earthly species. But what was this particular creature - was it some sort of "alien," unknown species?



Mars Spirit Rover - How A Robot Defies The Odds

The phrase, "Spirit Rover Lives," is quickly becoming the cheer of all Mars exploration enthusiasts across the world, as the Mars rover defies all expectations and continues to live on over twenty times longer than planners ever expected it to.

The Spirit Rover Lives On

The NASA land rover known as the Mars "Spirit" rover, landed on Mars on January 4, 2004. It was an exciting day for the team at NASA's Mars Exploration Rover, as the first of the two rovers (the other was the "Opportunity" rover) to touch down on Martian soil. This amazing piece of machinery spent four years exploring the surface of this distant planet, surviving dust storms and an extremely harsh climate and atmosphere.

The amazing robot spent the years since then exploring the geography, taking samples, and of course capturing images of the landscape. Part of its daily schedule included a "nap" that allowed time for NASA to transmit data from the rover's memory banks and so that the rover could conserve its power. The rover recharges it's power through solar panels. Unfortunately, dust storms have covered many of the panels with a layer of dust thick enough to reduce their efficiency, and the rover has been suffering from reduced power levels since the middle of 2007.



TopSecretWriters Moves to a New Home

I am pleased to announce that TopSecretWriters is moving to a new hosted domain - meaning an actual website. Our new address is now TopSecretWriters.com. That's plural, by the way.

Please set up your bookmarks and notes, and check out the cool new design. For the time being, I'm migrating all blog posts from this blog to the new domain, with summaries remaining on this blog.

Each time www.TopSecretWriters.com is updated with new content, I'll also be updating this Blogger blog with the latest as well, and a link to the article itself. So, whether you continue following this blog or the new one, you'll get the latest news.

So What's The Latest Then?

There's a lot going on in the world of RealityUncovered research. In fact, there's so much that I find myself getting around to updating this blog at 3 a.m., because it's the only time I've got available. There are amazing revelations coming through on all fronts. This year, there's a great deal of progress on a lead that ended up as a dead-end last year. With new sources and a few new members/colleagues who are contributing tremendously to RU research, progress is no longer stalled.

Expect an update within a few weeks - and prepare yourself for it. This one is far more groundbreaking than any of the rest.

Meanwhile, feel free to follow other paranormal articles and musings at Invisible Articles, or if you're into Sci-Fi, at the new LoveToKnow Science Fiction Channel. There's also very likely going to be a new UFO channel there that I'll be heading up, hopefully this year. Stay tuned for all of the latest news.


Another Round of Disclosures, Shall We?

Ahem....Is this thing on? Cool.

Ladies and gentlemen, I want to apologize for that brief period of radio silence after the last busy round of disclosures and discussion. Life often takes priority over distributing these interesting tales of manipulation and mayhem. That's just how it is.

Now back to the story at hand, shall we?



TopSecret Upgrading to Domain Name Soon

This past month, we've had some exciting things taking place at RealityUncovered.com. After starting this blog and firing off a number of preliminary releases, we decided to launch the RU blog on the RealityUncovered domain.

Since then we've released an overview of Bruce Maccabee's interview of Ernie Kellerstrass in Hawk Tales. Following up with that, we've released a portion of our 2007 interview with Dale Graff himself, the man Kellerstrass claimed was the source of many of his claims which were eventually published in Bob Collin's book Exempt from Disclosure.

Wrapped among all of that information there's an underlying theme that goes to the core of the old MJ12 stories and documents, tracing all the way back to the 1970's.

Over the past few weeks, additional RealityUncovered releases reveal more about some of the history related to the resurgence of the Roswell myth, and most recently an exclusive and comprehensive analysis of the very early Aztec hoax. The response has been overwhelming, and we're pleased to have so many people following along with these investigations - there's much more to come.

As for the future of this blog, I've decided to continue publishing articles related to ancillary investigations that I've personally conducted along the way. To advance the purpose of this blog, I've established the domain TopSecretWriters.com, and will be populating that domain with new articles and news, as well as tools and resources for fellow investigators who are also wading through these dark and mysterious waters. I will post an update here when the new domain is ready. There's much more information to publish and discuss, so I look forward to seeing you there.

Thanks to all of the loyal readers who have been following along and commenting along the way, there's much more to come. Stay tuned!


RealityUncovered Positioned to Take on the Roswell Myth

Have you ever seen "It's a Wonderful Life," where Mr. Potter captures significant cash meant for deposit from the Savings & Loan of George Bailey? Mr. Potter - the large, dark figure, symbolic of the corporate banks that were taking over America and driving out all of the private S&L institutions that offered folks more affordable savings. Mr. Potter was the all-powerful man in the suit who had all the money, was more conniving and manipulative, and he held all of the cards.

Well imagine what would have happened if the little guy, George Bailey, decided he'd had enough? What if George Bailey, instead of panicking and racing to the bridge in order to "off" himself, decided he would get to the bottom of where the money went? What if George Bailey uncovered the true culprit in the whole mess? My, how the audiences would have cheered to watch the unraveling of Mr. Potters cruel plan. To watch the large and arrogant man who so happily bathed in his elitism, get handcuffed and stuffed into a police cruiser. What a happy ending that would have been.

This week, an RU investigator who goes by the screen name "Access Denied," published a preliminary post that sets the stage for what is planned next - the unraveling of a long-running plot to use and manipulate the world of Ufology.



Bruce Maccabee's "Hawk Tales" Reveals the Background Story

The latest update at RealityUncovered.net titled "Bruce Maccabee Interviews Ernie 'Hawk' Kellerstrass" adds a bit more depth, as well as much more clarity, to the background story behind the RealityUncovered Serpo investigation and the MJ-12 background story. Revealed in this 1985 interview, and published by Bruce Maccabee in his article "Hawk Tales," is an intriguing connection between the private discussions that allegedly took place at Wright Air Force Base from 1978 through 1979, and the later stories that were distributed throughout Ufology during the 1980's, otherwise known as the "MJ12 Disclosures."

The parallels between the story told by Ernie's alleged source, Dale Graff, during those late-night discussions and the stories published in 1985 as "MJ-12" or "Project Aquarius" and even later as "Project Serpo," are amazing.

As described in the RU article, the reader should notice the following critical points in both:

(1) A secret book containing information about “EBE”, multiple alien races
(2) Early history from 10,000 years ago to the time of Christ
(3) Captured Alien Craft and Bodies/Prisoners
(4) Aliens as vegetarians
(5) Their star-system having a double-star, or double-sun.

There are many more details from the discussions originating in the 1970's and the stories that were made public in the 1980's - details that will be outlined in future updates. But what's most disturbing about the whole episode is that it seems wherever this specific material or "philosophy" surfaces, you can find at least three specific people: Kit Green, Hal Puthoff, and Rick Doty. Are there others? If so, who are they and what are their roles in the story? These are the questions that need to be answered once and for all. And finally, with this latest release from RU, new identities and their roles are more clearly revealed, and the plot is starting to become much more clear.


The UFO and PSI Connection at Wright AFB

In 1977, Kenneth Kress writes in his summary report titled, "Parapsychology in Intelligence: A Personal Review and Conclusions":

"In April of 1972, Targ met with CIA personnel from the Office of Strategic Intelligence (OSI) and discussed the subject of paranormal abilities. Targ revealed that he had contacts with people who purported to have seen and documented some Soviet investigations of psychokinesis. Films of Soviets moving inanimate objects by “mental powers” were made available to analysts from OSI. They, in turn, contacted personnel from the Office of Research and Development (ORD) and OTS. An ORD Project Officer then visited Targ who had recently joined the Stanford Research Institute (SRI). Targ proposed that some psychokinetic verification investigations could be done at SRI in conjunction with Puthoff."

Experimental Research and The Manipulation of CIA Scientists

Shop and Save at The Discovery Channel StoreAs outlined earlier in this article, Puthoff had made an unusual and tremendous career change in 1971. Turning away from a promising and successful career in laser research, Puthoff instead turned to parapsychology and conducting experimental research on the "e-meter." Concidentially, or not, Kress describes fellow scientist Targ essentially seeking out funding from the CIA on behalf of his colleague back at SRI, Hal Puthoff.

Based on Kress' description, part of the overwhelming argument at the time, within Intelligence circles, was the fact that the Soviets were allegedly having enormous success within the areas of psychic experimental research. Apparently the information Targ provided OSI and ORD convinced a large enough circle of folks within the CIA that the SRI research was worth pursuing and funding.

That growing belief in the possible reality of psychic functioning within certain circles of the Intelligence community, coupled with rumblings that hinted that the Soviets were researching those capabilities, led directly to the start of government funding of Puthoff’s SRI work with Ingo Swann.

When the CIA started to realize that, despite throwing good money after bad, there would be no significant findings or results from the remote viewing experimental research, the CIA opted out. By this point, the Air Force had gotten involved and in 1978, Dale Graff [at Wright Air Force Base] authored DIA report DST-18105-202-78, entitled “Paraphysics R and D–Warsaw Pact U.", which ultimately served as one trigger for the transfer of experimental research tasking and funding from DoD to DIA. This marked the official start of the DIA remote viewing program.

An Inside Account of Covert Research Funding Decisions

Why were grown men - including Air Force, Army, and Navy officials, starting to believe in a paranormal phenomenon that had not even been shown worthy of concern? Why were intelligent, high-ranking government scientists and officers starting to discuss, and fear, a phenomenon that no one had successfully proven even existed?

One answer to that question comes from an insider account of some of those closed-door meetings.

In his account, Skip Atwater provides some insight regarding what documents were fueling fear and speculation at the time (in 1977 through 1980) regarding the perceived Soviet “threat”. In his book Captain of My Ship, Atwater refers to classified files that he was provided access to upon promotion within INSCOM:

The third classified document from the safe drawer was called Project SCANATE. It told about classified US Government remote-viewing research, conducted mostly by the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) in Menlo Park, California. This convincing report demonstrated the ability of remote viewing surveillance to acquire and report information of interest to the intelligence community.

SRI’s “convincing report” also convinced Skip Atwater, who proceeded to spread that belief throughout the next few briefings he provided to his superiors.

Later in his book, Atwater describes a routine OPSEC support briefing for the US Army Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, where the Project Managers provide another glimpse of some of the fear that military folks who’d read SRI documents and publications like "Mind-Reach" were feeling because of those reports:

“Just before we all got up from the conference table, one of the Project Managers sitting directly across from me said, “I appreciate all that you have told us, but how are we supposed to protect ourselves from this?” He pulled a book out of his briefcase and slid it across the table to me. I reached out for the book, wondering what he could be asking about. It was MIND-REACH! As I held the book in my hand staring at the title, the Missile Command OPSEC Officer at the head of the table abruptly asked, 'What’s this all about?'

The Project Manager had surprised him and I could tell from the sound of his voice that he was befuddled.
A hush fell over the room; I turned to address the OPSEC Officer’s question and spoke slowly and deliberately, the words coming from somewhere deep inside me, 'He is worried about the threat posed by remote viewing, a human perceptual ability being investigated under classified government contracts at the prestigious Stanford Research Institute. He wants to know what OPSEC measures we recommend to counter this threat. This subject is beyond the scope of this survey and today’s briefing. I will have to get back to you later on this, sir.'"

In his effort to determine the potential for the Soviets to exploit remote viewing, Atwater discovered another secret document that was, in effect, another product written by someone very close to Hal Puthoff and his SRI Remote Viewing experimental research. This report was Dale Graff’s [Wright AFB] “Paraphysics R&D-Warsaw Pact.”

“I learned from Mr. Salyer [Jim Salyer] that an Air Force civilian employee by the name of Dale Graff was the point of contact at Air Force Systems Command, Foreign Technology Division [Wright AFB]. Dale was the principle author of Paraphysics R&D-Warsaw Pact. Before leaving DIA, I ask Mr. Salyer how to get in touch with Dale and he provided the necessary contact information.”

Not only was Dale Graff the principle author of this paper, but he’d previously been working closely with Hal Puthoff since about 1975 at Wright AFB in order to determine whether this phenomenon was “real” and presented a clear and present danger to United States national security.

“I took a trip out to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio to meet Dale Graff. Dale was a soft-spoken, mid-level civilian employee whose intellect far exceeded his job assignment. He had been investigating remote viewing on his own for years.


The presumption was that the KGB was investigating remote-viewing surveillance as a possible source of intelligence information. Coupling this hypothesis with the remote-viewing success in the government-funded SRI research, it looked to me as though I had found evidence to demonstrate the probable exploitation of remote viewing by hostile intelligence services.”

To put this into perspective – in many ways SRI was, intentionally or not, the driving force behind the fear, and funding related to U.S. government parapsychology experimental research. Had SRI determined, through a proper scientific study, that the phenomenon was not able to be reproduced in the lab – the CIA would have concluded very early on that the data coming from the Soviet Union was nothing more than a form of “Active Measures” - intended to mislead U.S. experimental research into squandering millions into R&D research. Instead, SRI’s alleged “successes” created a belief within the Intelligence community that the phenomenon was actually real - and if real, it could be used by the Soviets as a dangerous form of intelligence collection. This, in effect, led to further funding of SRI and its Remote Viewing research.

Wright Air Force Base and The Core Story

Events at Wright Air Force Base, FTD Division are not detailed in the thousands of pages of declassified FOIA "Stargate" files. Gary Bekkum, a researcher and webmaster of Starstream Research, who has been researching the released Stargate files for many years (and speculating profusely on all of the blanked out documents), points out the following regarding the research at Wright Air Force Base:

“Paul H. Smith, former DIA remote viewer, and author of the definitive history of the STAR GATE program, ‘Reading the Enemy's Mind,’ has pointed out that the USAF paraphysics programs are conspicuously absent from the declassified STAR GATE files.

At his web site, Paul Smith writes, ‘While I have focused mostly on what is here in the Star Gate documents, I found what isn’t here also to be interesting. What seems not to be here is any documentation from the Air Force program run by Dale Graff in the Foreign Technology Division at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, beginning in 1975. That program went on for several years and achieved a number of important things. In fact, Graff and his program were directly responsible for keeping the SRI-International remote viewing research effort going after the CIA abandoned it the first time.’”

It does appear, in fact, that much of the Air Force work in remote viewing at Wright Air Force Base still remains secret.

However, oddly, this is also the time and place where there is a very interesting intersection between two paranormal worlds – PSI and UFO’s. Bruce Maccabee recognized it when he was interfacing with Kit Green throughout the late 1970s, as described in this previous post. We can see it in the records above that detail the transition from DoD to DIA, with Dale Graff at the very center, and Hal Puthoff profiting along the way.

During this crucial time period, where much is unknown about the Wright AFB Air Force RV work from 1975 through 1979, Dale Graff served as civilian Air Force monitor for the work, and Dr. Anthony Joseph Cacioppo served as FTD Chief Scientist overseeing the program.

Oddly enough, Wright AFB from 1976 through 1979 also marks the location and date where some of the tallest tales about Aliens and UFO’s allegedly came from. One of the tallest tales involve very secret high level classified “committee” meetings attended by Dale Graff and Dr. Cacioppo.

In his 2007 article titled, "FTD is Not a Florist!" Captain Robert Collins details some of the background surrounding the mysterious Ernie Kellerstrass, where much of the information published in his book Exempt from Disclosure, comes from (Collins own research began at Wright AFB). In fact, Ernie was central to much of the information coming from Wright Air Force Base, and being released to the UFO community throughout the 1980's.

In his 2007 article, Collins writes:

"Even before being assigned to FTD, like so many others, I had heard all the rumors and stories about alien bodies being stored at Wright-Patterson AFB. Being curious, I started asking many questions, which led me to one Ernie Kellerstrass who had retired from the Air Force in 1979 as a Lieutenant Colonel with FTD being his last Air Force assignment. Ernie was a short pudgy type of person who always seemed to have a menacing, intimidating attitude typical of AF Colonels of the time, yet full of fear and paranoia when talking about UFOs, MJ-12 and aliens, always saying that someone else had told him those stories.


Ernie mentioned people like Dr. Anthony Joseph Cacioppo (Chief FTD Scientist at the time), Dale Graff (reassigned from FTD to the Defense Intelligence Agency [DIA] now retired) and others as having great in-depth knowledge of the UFO/alien subject. The prime reason according to Ernie was that both Cacioppo and Graff used to tag along with MJ-12 Team Members to various meetings."

There are two separate issues that deserve analysis. The first involves the Core Story, its development by a group and its purpose in being distributed to the public. The second involves looking beyond the "front" man, and identifying the core players behind the scenes.

Stay tuned.


Bruce Maccabee – A Case Study of a Regular Ufologist

Bruce Maccabee is an interesting figure within the history of Ufology. He unknowingly played a pivotal role in the distribution of Ufology’s “Core Story,” related to the MJ-12 storyline.

In the latest “Rotten to The Core” update at RealityUncovered.net, the folks at RealityUncovered.com have revealed another significant piece of the puzzle related to the earliest days of the CIA’s interest in Ufology. In particular, his interactions with the CIA during the late 1970’s provide insight into the thought process and activities of CIA officials who were also interested at the same time in the field of parapsychology, as evidenced in the later declassified “Stargate” documents.

Maccabee obtained a bachelor’s degree at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and then a Masters and a Doctorate in Physics at The American University in Washington, D.C. He’s certainly no fool. His reports on UFO sightings are filled with valuable and informative, yet somewhat dry, data and analysis of UFO events.



Portugese Fraudster Nuno Alves - UFO Magazine Gets It Wrong

In a perfect example of the terrible state of Ufology in the world today, I received the following story today via email from a friend. The story comes from Brazilian Ufologist Pepe Chaves, who deserves a medal of Valor and Honor for his relentless efforts to bring Truth and Honor back to a field that's overrun by charlatans and con-artists.

The following article was writting by Pepe, however I have taken the liberty of re-editing the article for our American readers. Pepe did a wonderful job with the article, but English is not his first language, so some of the passages are not as clear as they could have been. Pepe, if you are reading this, I hope you do not mind. Again - very much respect for your excellent and ethical work, and good job to your fellow researchers for exposing this fraudster to the world.



UFO Core Story Revealed By RealityUncovered.net

After several years of digging, fact-checking, collecting and analyzing data, and observing social networks within the UFO community - the hoax-busting researchers at RealityUncovered.net (which in fairness, I must disclose that I co-founded with Stephen Broadbent) is finally moving forward with releasing all information and data collected over the course of those years.

This data collection started with an analysis of a story called Serpo - a hoaxed story about a 1950's alien/human exchange program first released in 2005. Researchers quickly ascertained Rick Doty as the source, and from that point on the data and evidence gathered painted a disturbing picture of an elaborate scam stretching back several decades, and touching on age-old Ufology tales such as MJ12, Roswell, and more.

One central element to this several-year study is a "Core Story" created by three individual scientists, many years ago in the early 1980s, during a late-night philosophical discussion at a Denny's Restaurant. Those three scientists were Jacques Vallee, Christopher "Kit" Green, and Harold Puthoff.



Dan Smith - Who's That?

If you've been following UFOlogy for years, you've probably heard of the likes of Bruce Maccabee, J. Allen Hynek, or Jacques Vallee, but you've probably never heard of Mr. Dan Smith.

The story of this man actually starts back in the 1970s and 1980s when he started out as a researcher of crop circles. In a parallel story, around the same time, Bruce Maccabee was busy researching New Zealand UFO sightings and was subsequently contacted first by Dr. Christopher Green of the CIA, and then later by Dr. Ronald Pandolfi, Dr. Green's successor. The short story is that they each invited Maccabee to the CIA to provide some background, not only regarding his New Zealand research, but also regarding UFOlogy overall. Maccabee was also the UFOlogist who Pandolfi tasked with writing up a brief for Clinton's scientific advisor on the current state of UFOlogy.

Given these activities, it's little surprise to learn that Pandolfi also contacted crop circle researcher, Dan Smith, around the same time.