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Remote viewing & UFOs : Stargate, Galactic Federation + the Aviary (CIA index + 92,010 PDF pages)

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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:49 PM
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An article by colourful character Armen Victorian entitled “Non-Lethality : John B Alexander, the Pentagon’s Penguin” appeared in the UK magazine Lobster in June 1993. That article stated that the majority of members of the UFO Working Group were “senior members of the Aviary”, including Hal Puthoff (see Section H2 above), Kit Green (see Section H3 above), Ron Pandolfi (see Section H4 above) and Dr Jack Verona. Armen Victorian stated that “the mysterious ‘Col. Harold E. Phillips’ who appears in Blum’s OUT THERE is none other than John B. Alexander”. The same article suggested that John Alexander was “Penguin” in the Aviary. Armen Victorian also wrote an article for the Nexus Magazine for October-November 1993 (i.e. Volume 2 Number 16) which discussed the Aviary, again naming (at page 15) John Alexander as “Penguin” in the Aviary.

John Alexander states in his book that he was assigned the name “Chickadee” (not “Penguin”) in the Aviary, although he was not sure of his recollection since “it was not terribly important at the time”. (Robert Collins has, in his book “Exempt from Disclosure”, also stated that Hal Puthoff was “Chickadee” in the Aviary.) While John Alexander states that “the vast majority of the material on the Internet concerning the mystical Aviary is simply amusing”, he does confirm that he attended a meeting with Hal Puthoff, Scott Jones, Bill Moore and Jamie Shandera in Dayton, Ohio. He says it was “really quite mundane” but does not give details of the date, purpose or content of the discussions. Bob Collins, in his controversial book “Exempt from Disclosure”, states the following about a meeting involving John Alexander in the fall of 1987:



Ernie Kellerstrass had Bill Moore, Jaime Shandera, Hal Puthoff, Col. John Alexander … Scott Jones (assistant for Senator Pell), and me over to his house in Beavercreek, OH (suburb of Dayton, OH) for dinner. … During the dinner and afterwards many of the conversations went non-stop involving such topics as Area 51 in Nevada where purportedly there was an ET base according to Ernie. … So went the conversations in the ensuing months and years…


Armen Victorian (the subject of the amusing documentary “The Mythologist” mentioned in Section H4 above) appears to have had a bee in his bonnet about John Alexander. Armen Victorian made numerous relevant FOIA requests and wrote about John Alexander repeatedly. Relevant FOIA requests and responses were subsequently included in a large collection made available online by Edward Hammond’s Starshine Project and the subject of commentary by Edward Hammond in 2007 in an email forwarded to the UFO UpDates discussion list by ufologist Larry W Bryant. That commentary included the following:



From 1990 through 1997, Azadehdel filed 52 FOIA requests (under the pseudonym Armen Victorian) with Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, where Alexander led the US government's "non- lethal" weapons research effort.

Alexander strenuously fought them, seeking intervention from DOD in Washington to prevent release of some records. Some correspondence related to Alexander's resistance has been released by DOE, other parts - some of which appear to be genuine - can be found on the internet. The battle also played out in articles - by both parties - on listservers and in outlets such as Lobster Magazine and other conspiracy and UFO theory media.


The “battle” in respective articles included material by both John Alexander and Armen Victorian in posts to the UFO Updates email discussion list, including a post in March 2004. Most of the material relating to the dispute between Armen Victorian and John Alexander is probably of little interest to many people other than John Alexander and Armen Victorian themselves…
John Alexander has obviously been irritated by some of the comments made about him, the Aviary and the UFO Working Group over the years, e.g. in Blum’s book and by Armen Victorian. His books (particularly his “UFOs : Myths, Conspiracies and Realities”) includes a number of critical comments about inaccuracies in Blum’s book and in other accounts given by some UFO researchers regarding the UFO Working Group. Sadly, his book tends to make statements about errors made by others without always giving a straight-forward factual account of the true position. In particular, the account given by John Alexander of the UFO Working Group in that book is less complete than some would have liked to have seen.

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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:49 PM
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John Alexander does explain in his book “UFOs : Myths, Conspiracies and Realities” that after Major General Stubblebine’s retirement from the US Army, Stubblebine went to work for BDM and that John Alexander contacted Stubblebine to get access to secure meeting facilities at BDM’s premises. Stubblebine states the following in that book:



To establish the ATP group we decided on certain rules. At that point in time the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, was in full swing and UFO inquiries proliferated. It was stated by government administrators tasked with responding that the congressional staffers who wrote the FOIA would never have guessed that so many UFO requests would be filed to the point where they actually clogged the declassification system. To legally avoid answering any UFO FOIA requests, I adopted the term advanced theoretical physics, assuming no one would make the connection and request ATP reports. Further, there were no written documents kept within U.S. Government agencies. One of the rules was that there were no written reports to be kept by anyone, though it now appears that the rule may have been violated by one or more of the defense contractors who participated. As the person responsible for conducting the sessions, I never wrote any reports before or after meetings.”


John Alexander’s book also refers, without giving any relevant dates, to a meeting arranged by Bill Moore that Alexander attended with Hal Puthoff, Scott Jones and a source that claimed to have been involved in an official UFO project when he was in the US Air Force involving claims of induction into the program at an underground facility at Los Alamos. The source allegedly describing a facility which John Alexander knew “pretty well”, with Alexander stating that “I knew that there were no underground bunkers in that facility”. John Alexander does not name the source, but the relevant claims and the connection to Bill Moore suggest the possibility that the relevant individual was Richard Doty.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:50 PM
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Controversy surrounding John Alexander continued with his involvement:

(1) With Ed Dames in Psi-Tech (see Section G3 above in relation to Ed Dames). In his book “The Trickster and the Paranormal”, George Hansen commented that the “continuing public association” of General Stubblebine and Colonel John Alexander with Ed Dames “enhanced the seriousness of his claims” at the TREAT IV conference in 1992 that remote-viewing data “indicated that there were cities on Mars, that various kinds of extraterrestrial aliens were visiting underground caverns on earth, and that Psi Tech would locate Mozart’s grave”, while some thought that the “Psi Tech people had lost all capacity for rational analysis”.

(2) With Robert Bigelow in NIDS (see Section H11 below in relation to Robert Bigelow). According to the list of personnel on the defunct NIDS website, John Alexander was a “Discreet Project Scout” for Robert Bigelow’s NIDS. Phil Klass claimed that John Alexander caused the failure of a plan for Robert Bigelow to provide funding of one million dollars for a cooperative research effort of three of the most respected groups in ufology, i.e. MUFON (the “Mutual UFO Network”), CUFOS (the “Center for UFO Studies”), and FUFOR (the “Fund for UFO Research”). John Alexander stated (in the Saucer Smear issue dated 5th December 1995):



“… Klass is totally wrong. (Nothing new for Phil.) I had absolutely no imput into the demise of The Coalition and was unaware they disbanded until after the fact. Although an institute has been under consideration for many months, as far as I know, it was Bigelow's intent to continue funding the others. From what little I have heard, the Coalition members have no understanding of the 'golden rule'. I'm sure you know: He who has the gold, makes the rules. They just shot the goose that laid the golden egg, something that Victoria (my wife) predicted more than a year ago.”





John Alexander has sometimes displayed a sense of humour regarding the controversies surrounding him, the Aviary and his UFO Working Group. For example, John Alexander was consistently referred to as “semi-mysterious” by Jim Moseley in his “Saucer Smear” newsletter, a title and image that John Alexander appeared to like and adopt. Also, some of John Alexander’s various appearances at UFO conferences feature him jokingly holding up a device resembling the neuralyzer used in the Will Smith’s “Men in Black” movies to erase memories.

John Alexander’s appearances at UFO conferences include a debate with Stanton Friedman at a UFO conference in 2011. A video of that debate is embedded below:



Further information about John Alexander can be found on numerous websites, including on the defunct , on the Bibliotecapleyades website and a series of pages of the Brotherblue.org website (see pages [url=/oq95zxf]1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

John Alexander also participated in an “Ask Me Anything” discussion here on ATS during 2013.

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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:52 PM
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Section H6 : Dale Graff (DIA, "Aviary")



Dale Graff is a physicist and a former director of Project Stargate. He has written two books about remote viewing and ESP: “River Dreams” (2000) and “Tracks in the Psychic Wilderness” (1998) and has given lectures on these topics for several years. He has also written articles for the “Journal of Scientific Exploration”, with titles such as “Precognition and Synchronicity: Implications for Safety and Survival”.

Back in 1995, Dale Graff appeared on an ABCNews “Nightline” episode about official US remote viewing projects (see the segment at 6 minutes 22 seconds onwards in the video below).



Given his role in Project Stargate, unsurprisingly Dale Graff has been referred to repeatedly in several books on remote viewing e.g.:

(1) by Jim Schnabel in his book “Remote Viewers : The Secret History of America’s Psychic Spies” (1997) at pages 206, 209 (in Chapter 14), 217-219, 224, 227-228 (in Chapter 15), 284 (in Chapter 18), 334, 337-338, 347 (in Chapter 21), 351, 356, 367-368 (in Chapter 22), 381, 387 (in the Epilogue) of the Dell paperback edition.

(2) by Paul Smith in his book “Reading the Enemy’s Mind” (2005) at pages 85, 89, 100-102, 270, 300, 329, 373, 375-376, 377, 385, 401, 402, 419, 420-421, 429-430, 432, 434, 435, 450, 454, 468 of the Forge hardback edition.

However, Dale Graff is not very well known within the ufological community. He is sometimes briefly mentioned in UFO articles as being a member of the Aviary. For example, an article by Richard Boylan entitled “Birds of a Feather No Longer” suggests that Dale Graff may have been known as “Harrier” within the Aviary and asserts the following:



HARRIER(?): Dale Graff, UFO-related technology specialist (alleged by Smith, Guiley, etc. to be a genuine DIA "Dark Side" bad-boy -B:.B:.) reported by Dan Smith (cf. infra) to be head of the "military" UFO Working Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory; rumored to be involved in psychotronic and ESP programs at Los Alamos; formerly was contracts overseer for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base; then was chief of the DIA's Defense Technology/Special Programs department, before reportedly being fired by the DIA. Currently Graff is reported to be in contact with the human designate who communicates with an extraterrestrial residing near Washington, DC in a subterranean facility.


An article by Grant Cameron listing members of the Aviary also asserted that Dale Graff may have been one of two individuals referred to as Raven in the Aviary.

Greg Bishop (author of the book “Project Beta”) stated in 2005 in a post to the UFO Updates email discussion List regarding of the Aviary that he believes that Dale Graff and Kit Green were “in the loop because they had some official capacity in monitoring the effects of the disinfo and how it was protecting the Kirtland projects, but also because they were very interested in the UFO subject and any truth that could be gleaned from assisting in or at least monitoring the project”.

Similarly, Vince Johnson’s article entitled “The Aviary, the Aquarium, and Eschatology” suggests that Dale Graff was known as “Raven” within the Aviary and states the following:



Dale Graff (Raven) - Performed contract oversight for the DIA at Wright Patterson AFB. Most recently, Graff was the chief of the DIA's 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.


That article also refers to Dale Graff in relation to Ernie Kellerstrass:



Ernie Kellerstraus (Hawk) - While working at Wright Patterson AFB in the '70s, 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 aliens' preference for "strawberry ice cream".



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:52 PM
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The most detailed assertions regarding Dale Graff alleged involvement in the Aviary have been made by Robert/Bob Collins in his book “Exempt from Disclosure” and by Bruce Macabbee in an article about Ernie Kellerstrass. Robert Collins claimed in his book that Ernie Kellerstrass mentioned Dale Graff and others “as having great in-depth knowledge of the UFO/alien subject”, stating that the prime reason for this according to Ernie Kellerstrass was that “… Graff used to tag along with MJ-12 Team Members to various meetings”. Ernie Kellerstrass was discussed as some length by Bruce Maccabee in his article “Hawk Tales” (2005), which reports Kellerstrass (referred to “H” or “Hawk” in most of that article) as saying that he got information from Dale Graff (referred to as “DG” in most of that article) about the alien visitors to earth. Kellerstrass reportedly claimed that Dale Graff had said that the chief scientist at the US Air Force’s Foreign Technology Division at Wright Patterson Air Force Base (Dr Anthony Cacciopo) let Dale Graff read a controlled book in 1978 that gave a covert UFO history from 1947 onwards. Kellerstrass reportedly claimed that Dale Graff discussed the book with him the following year, i.e. in 1979. Kellerstrass reportedly claimed that Dale Graff said the book was over 100 pages long and included details of “everything to date of what the project knew as well as what the aliens told them”. Kellerstrass reportedly claimed that Dale Graff also talked about seeing alien bodies in tanks and learning about at least one live alien that had been captured.

Dale Graff commented on some of these allegations in an interview by Ryan Dube detailed in his article entitled “A Breakthrough : The Dale Graff Interview” (2009) on the Reality Uncovered website. That article reports that when Ryan Dube asked about by Ernie Kellerstrass that Dale Graff had seen a saucer and bodies, Dale Graff “almost choking” said “I have no idea where all that came from?! That is absolutely not true!”. Dale Graff went on to laugh and say that he had always been “open minded” and “always had a strong interest in ET life” but “if somebody said that I told anybody that I ever said I have seen an alien craft at Wright Patterson AFB, or anywhere at all , that’s an incorrect statement” and “I’ve NEVER made that statement to anyone. I’ve never even seen a UFO!”. Ryan Dube asked Dale Graff whether “most of these talks with Ernie were just hypothesizing what the phenomenon could possibly be”, to which Dale Graff reportedly responded “Yeah – just ‘gee wiz’ kind of talk”. Ryan Dube also asked him whether “If anyone had ever said you and Cacciopo had gone to a number of high level classified meetings, would those meetings most likely have been related to the Remote Viewing research that you were involved with at the time?” to which Dale Graff reportedly responded “Yes, absolutely”.

I have been unable to locate any account written by Dale Graff himself which gives a straight-forward factual account in response to the claims reportedly made by Ernie Kellerstrass.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:52 PM
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Section H7 : C B Scott Jones (US Navy, "Aviary")



C B Scott Jones has been discussed in several books and on quite a few websites in the context of "the Aviary" (being referred to in those discussions as "Chickadee" and/or the infamous "Falcon"). Many of those discussions refer to his work as an aide to Senator Pell.

For example, an article by Richard Boylan entitled “Birds of a Feather No Longer” suggests that C B Scott Jones was known as “Chickadee” within the Aviary and asserts the following:



CHICKADEE: Cmdr. C.B. Scott Jones, Ph.D., USN (Ret.), former officer with the Office of Naval Intelligence and other Agencies; with 30 years service in U.S. Intelligence overseas; involved in government research and development projects for the Defense Nuclear Agency (DNA), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) and other organizations; former Senate aide to Sen. Claiborne Pell, who has had a long-standing interest in UFOs and the paranormal, *and has tried to get Congressional Hearings held on UFOs; President, Human Potential Foundation; and "point-man" for Laurence Rockefeller on UFO matters, currently tasked to contact world leaders concerning upcoming public announcements of UFO/ET reality; recently convened the May, 1995 Washington, D.C. "When Cosmic Cultures Meet International Conference".


Other relevant webpages include a page on the Bibliotecapleyades website and

C B Scott Jones can be heard talking about the paranormal in a Veritas podcast. The synopsis accompanying that podcast states:



Jones served from 1985 to 1991 as aide to the late Sen. Claiborne Pell, who had a long-standing interest in UFOs and the paranormal. (Pell tried to get Congressional Hearings held on UFOs.). With Pell, Jones co-founded the Human Potential Foundation. He served as "point-man" for Laurence Rockefeller on UFO matters. His Rockefeller-sponsored, 2-year project, “When Cosmic Cultures Meet,” was presented at an international conference in Washington, DC, in 1995. [


A presentation by Jones to a UFO conference is embedded below:




posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:53 PM
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The remote viewing documents released by the CIA include a copy of a document entitled “Will The Real Scot Jones Please Stand Up?”. That document was written by Robert Durant and discusses the involvement of C B Scott Jones in the UFO and parapsychology communities. The introduction states that “If your field is ufology, you know Scott as a mover, shaker, organizer and confidante of some of the central figures in UFO research. And if you are a parapsychologist, you recognize the same face from countless symposia, boards of directors and the like”.





C B Scott Jones has also been discussed by the authors of several UFO books, including by:

(1) Robert M Collins (with Richard Doty, Richard and Tim Cooper) in “Exempt From Disclosure” (2006) at page 8 (in Section 1, Chapter 1) of the Peregrine Communications softcover second edition.

(2) Steven Greer in his “Hidden Truth – Forbidden Knowledge” (2006) at page 99 (in Chapter 13) of the Crossing Point softcover edition.

(3) George P Hansen in his “The Trickster and the Paranormal” (2001) at pages 228, 239-241, 244, 457, 459 of the Xlibris softcover edition.

(4) Jim Schnabel in his “Remote Viewers : The Secret History of America’s Psychic Spies” (1997) at pages 272-273 (in Chapter 18) of the Dell paperback edition.

John Alexander’s book “UFOs – Myths, Conspiracies and Realities” refers, without giving any relevant dates, to a meeting arranged by Bill Moore that Alexander attended with Hal Puthoff, Scott Jones and a source that claimed to have been involved in an official UFO project when he was in the US Air Force involving claims of induction into the program at an underground facility at Los Alamos. The source allegedly describing a facility which John Alexander knew “pretty well”, with Alexander stating that “I knew that there were no underground bunkers in that facility”. John Alexander does not name the source, but the relevant claims and the connection to Bill Moore suggest the possibility that the relevant individual was Richard Doty.

John Alexander also mentions in his book that Scott Jones was assigned the name “Hummingbird” in the Aviary, although he was not sure of his recollection since “it was not terribly important at the time”. While John Alexander states that “the vast majority of the material on the Internet concerning the mystical Aviary is simply amusing”, he does confirm that he attended a meeting with Hal Puthoff, Scott Jones, Bill Moore and Jamie Shandera in Dayton, Ohio. He says it was “really quite mundane” but does not give details of the date, purpose or content of the discussions. Bob Collins, in his controversial book “Exempt from Disclosure”, states the following about a meeting involving Scott Jones in the fall of 1987:



Ernie Kellerstrass had Bill Moore, Jaime Shandera, Hal Puthoff, Col. John Alexander … Scott Jones (assistant for Senator Pell), and me over to his house in Beavercreek, OH (suburb of Dayton, OH) for dinner. … During the dinner and afterwards many of the conversations went non-stop involving such topics as Area 51 in Nevada where purportedly there was an ET base according to Ernie. … So went the conversations in the ensuing months and years…



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:54 PM
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As I mentioned in a previous thread here on ATS, I have previously contacted C B Scott Jones and obtained his permission to upload a scanned copy of his book "Phoenix in the Labyrinth" to a free file storage website. The Archives for UFO Research in Sweden ("the AFU") promptly responded to a request I made for them to scan this rare book from their enviable collection.



This book contains the text of a collection of lectures by C B Scott Jones. It is difficult to obtain via second-hand book sellers (including Amazon, Abebooks etc).



Due to the AFU's work in promptly scanning the book, a searchable PDF copy of C B Scott Jones' book "Phoenix in the Labyrinth" is available to download (with the permission of its author) from the free file storage website at the link below:
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C B Scott Jones asked me to include the following brief notice in the PDF copy of his book, which I'll include here as well for good measure:



The author is currently involved in global peace work that involves extraterrestrial cultures. Details of this work may be seen at www.peaceroom.com. The specific programs are Plan C that promotes a pre-disclosure global dialogue about the anticipated consequences of formal disclosure of Earth/Extraterrestrial contact, and the Outer Space Security and Development Treaty.


Scott Jones’ book includes details of C B Scott Jones' views on various topics and some of his interaction with the UFO community, including during a trip to China when he met with UFO researchers and obtained details of sightings there:



In my pleasant exchanges with C B Scott Jones regarding his book, I asked whether he would like to provide any direct comment on any of the speculation and theories that surround him and other members of "the Aviary", with a view to my including those comments in this post. While he did not respond to that aspect of the relevant email, I think his views on those theories are implicit in his book, including in the following extracts:

Page 11 of the PDF (page 4 of the book):


"Frankly, I do not have any direct knowledge that there is any inside govemment information. I don't consider this to be a handicap, rather it is an essential liberating condition for me. If I had inside information, I would not be here tonight. Technically, I could be speaking on this subject if I had information, but this would be in the role, perhaps, as an agent of disinformation. But, ethically, I could not do this."


Page 29 of the PDF (page 22 of the book):


"Question: Comments on the authenticity of the MJ -12 documents.
Answer: I have perhaps the same amount of information that those of you who have followed that. I simply do not know whether it is authentic or not. I sort of flounder to think of what additionally can be done beyond that which Bill Moore and the others have done to authenticate the document. Recall that the document itself is not a document as such. It is not a piece of paper. It was on film. And so, paper testing and so on cannot be done. The efforts of content analysis, that has been done accomplished so far, fails to prove that it is not authentic, but it also fails to prove. That is in my view.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:54 PM
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Section H8 : Major General Albert N. Stubblebine III (US Army, PSI-TECH)



Major General Stubblebine is President of the Natural Solutions Foundation. The website of that group includes a mission statement stating that its mission is “to discover, develop, document, demonstrate and disseminate natural solutions to the problems facing us and threatening our health and food freedom”. Most of the content of the website appears to oppose the use of vaccines. For example, one page on that website asserts that there is “quite literally NO real scientific evidence to show that” vaccines provide protection and that there are “toxins in them are nothing short of horrendously dangerous”. Another page on that website asserts that “Chemtrails are part of an aerial spraying program that appears to be a secret government program or series of programs ... Chemtrails are also poisoning our soil, water and air with arsenic, beryllium, aluminum and a host of synthetic ‘life forms’”.

The website of that group includes the following about Stubblebine:



General Bert is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy (West Point, class of 52) who enjoyed a distinguished 32 year career in the U.S. Army. He retired as the Commanding General of the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM). Prior to this assignment he commanded the US Army Electronics Research and Development Command (ERADCOM). During his active duty career he commanded soldiers at every level. After his retirement he served as the VP for Intelligence Systems with BDM, a major defense contractor. He has brought these experiences to leading-edge medical research and development in collaboration with his wife Rima E. Laibow, M.D]


Stubblebine is best known (unfairly, according to some) as the basis of the character “General Hopgood” in the movie “The Men Who Stare At Goat” (2009) i.e. the character that attempted to run through walls. Stubblebine features repeatedly in Jon Ronson’s the documentary “Crazy Rulers of the World” discussing his attempts to walk through walls and spoon-bending (including in Part 1 at 4 minutes 2 seconds onwards and again at 55 minutes 47 seconds onwards). (Jon Ronson’s related book, “The Men Who Stare At Goats” (2004) also discusses Stubblebine at some length - at pages 1-7 (in Chapter 1), 12 ,13, 20, 26 (in Chapter 2), 75-80, 82-87 (in Chapter 5), 97, 100-101 (in Chapter 6) of the Picador paperback edition.



As discussed by John Alexander in his book “UFOs – Myths, Conspiracies and Realities”, it was under Stubblebine’s “guidance and protection” at the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) that Alexander “actively pursued a wide range of topics including … remote viewing and psychokinesis to firewalking, orgone energy weather modification, and primary perception”.

Stubblebine’s support for remote viewing within the US Army is discussed at 30 minutes 40 seconds onwards in “The Real X Files: America's Psychic Spies”) below, written and narrated by Jim Schnabel.




posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:55 PM
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The remote viewing documents released by the CIA include various documents showing Stubblebine being briefed - and briefing others - on remote viewing projects, such as this document.



One of the documents released by the CIA relating to remote viewing mentions that, after a formal briefing on remote viewing on 29 September 1982, Stubblebine discussed “PK” (psychokinesis, i.e. an alleged psychic ability allowing a person to influence a physical system without physical interaction) and showed an unnamed person “an example of which he had personal knowledge”. It appears to be episodes like this which resulted in Stubblebine obtaining the nickname “General Spoon-bender”.



I have previously posted a list of references to discussion of Stubblebine in various books on UFOs and remote viewing. Those references include discussions by:

(1) Jim Schnabel in his book “Remote Viewers : The Secret History of America’s Psychic Spies” (1997) at pages 213 (in Chapter 14), 268-270, 272, 275-281, 284-287, 289 (in Chapter 18), 293 (in Chapter 19), 310-316 (in Chapter 20), 341 (in Chapter 21), 356 (in Chapter 22), 376, 381 (in the Epilogue) of the Dell paperback edition.

(2) Jon Ronson in his book “The Men Who Stare at Goats” (2004) at pages 1-7 (in Chapter 1), 12 ,13, 20, 26 (in Chapter 2), 75-80, 82-87 (in Chapter 5), 97, 100-101 (in Chapter 6) of the Picador paperback edition.

(3) Paul Smith in his book “Reading the Enemy’s Mind” (2005) at pages 19-22, 31, 32, 33, 53, 119-120, 140, 141-142, 149-151, 198-201, 215, 220-221, 370, 425 of the Forge hardback edition.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:55 PM
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Controversy surrounding Stubblebine extends to his involvement Ed Dames in Psi-Tech (see Section G3 above in relation to Ed Dames). In his book “The Trickster and the Paranormal”, George Hansen commented that the “continuing public association” of General Stubblebine and Colonel John Alexander with Ed Dames “enhanced the seriousness of his claims” at the TREAT IV conference in 1992 that remote-viewing data “indicated that there were cities on Mars, that various kinds of extraterrestrial aliens were visiting underground caverns on earth, and that Psi Tech would locate Mozart’s grave”, while some thought that the “Psi Tech people had lost all capacity for rational analysis”.

The text of a speech by Stubblebine to the International Symposium on UFO Research Sponsored by the International Association for New Science Denver, Colorado, 22-25 May 1992 (at which Stubblebine was introduced by Steven Greer) included the following in relation to remote viewing of Mars and UFOs:



Let me talk to you about where you might take this kind of a tool and do something with it, and again I am not sure I want to be on tape for this. We have looked at Mars, we have looked at UFOs, we spent some time looking at Mars, tomorrow I believe that you are going to hear a presentation on the Mars phenomena, and if I am correct, that you will be told that there are structures on the surface of Mars. I will tell you for the record that there are structures underneath the surface of Mars that cannot be seen by the Voyager cameras that went by in 1976, which is what you are going to hear tomorrow; I will also tell you that there are machines on the surface of Mars and there are machines under the surface of Mars that you can look at, you can find out in detail, you can see what they are, where they are, who they are and a lot of detail about them.

Now, you can do that through RV and I defy any sensor anywhere in this world today that can do that kind of analysis or give you those kinds of leads, it just doesn't exist today. Now, someday we will put a Mars station, someday we will go there, someday we will see all of this, someday we will find it, but today you do not have any capability to verify what I am saying so I can I say it, which makes it nice. As far as the UFOs are concerned, they can be accessed, they can be tracked, we have looked at the propulsion system for them, that's 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 that's the reason that I am standing on this platform in spite of my misgivings and feeling a little bit nervous like a tree on a Lassie program


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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:55 PM
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Section H9 : Robert Wood (McDonnell Douglas, UFO Working Group)



The documents relating to remote viewing released by the CIA include ”selected portions” of a presentation by Dr Bob Wood of McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company on 9 June 1982 entitled “The Giant Discoveries of Future Science”. Much of those “selected portions” relate to UFOs and remote viewing, including various UFO photographs. Bob Wood’s presentation indicates that he thought it likely that extraterrestrial intelligent life and ESP would both be confirmed by 2002 (with confirmation of extraterrestrial intelligent life by that date having a probability of 0.9 to 0.99).








George Hansen in his book “The Trickster and the Paranormal” states that “McDonnell Douglas physicist Dr. Robert M. Wood” is known “for his interest in UFOs, and he was the boss of Jack Houck, who in the 1980s popularized metal-bending PK parties”. Hansen comments that “A number of military personnel, including Alexander and Stubblebine, attended those parties, and Alexander later organized parties himself (In 1982 I assisted both Houck and Alexander in organizing parties) … Robert and Ryan Wood later became notorious for touting some ludicrous UFO documents which suggested, among other things, that Albert Einstein, Robert Oppenheimer, and J. Edgar Hoover were killed because of their knowledge and involvement with UFOs”.

Dr Robert Wood is probably best known within the UFO community for his support, along with that of his son Ryan Wood, for batches of “MJ-12” documents received by Tim Cooper AFTER the original “MJ-12” documents were released by Bill Moore and Jaime Shandera. Researchers in the UFO community hold divided opinions in relation to the original release of “MJ-12” documents with some considering them genuine and (many) others considering them a hoax (with Bill Moore and/or Richard Doty being the most commonly mentioned names of suspects in relation to the hoax theory). Opinion is less divided in relation to the more recent “MJ-12” documents released by Tim Cooper, with most UFO researchers considering them to clearly to be hoaxes. Stanton Friedman is probably the best known supporter of the original release of MJ-12 documents, but even he has dismissed at least some of the more recent releases. In his book “Top Secret / MAJIC”, Stan Friedman wrote (in Chapter 8) that the appearance of these further documents was “exciting” but after looking into the new documents concluded that some of the items were “retyped and slightly changed versions of old memos or letters”.

Stanton Friedman mentions in his book “Top Secret / MAJIC” refers (on page 164) to Bob Wood as someone with “a high-level professional interest in UFOs and advanced technology back to the 1960s” and someone whom Friedman trusted completely, “excellent technical background, sound judgment, very knowledgeable about UFOs and high security”. Friedman also mentions in his book (at pages 12-13) that he had been hired to work for McDonnell Douglas under Bob Wood for 3 months in the 1960s after “one of his people” heard Friedman give a talk and “recommended me to work on trying to back-engineer flying saucers using some Blue Sky (far-out thinking) funds available through the Manned Orbiting Laboratory program at McDonnell”.



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Andrew Johnson has helpfully made available a relevant collection of about about 200 pages of Douglas Aircraft corporation documents from 1967-1969 on his Checktheevidence.com website, including material by Stanton Friedman and by Robert Wood.








Dr Robert wood discusses the relevant project at Douglas Aircraft (and his other UFO research) in the video below:







Robert Wood was one of the first members of the UFO Working Group organised by John Alexander (see Section H5 above in relation to John Alexander) to discuss that group. For example, Tim Good reported in his book “Need to Know” (in Chapter 22) that Robert Wood had confirmed to Tim Good in 2005 that he was an attendee of the UFO Working Group meetings. Robert Wood reportedly stated:



I was there … The 1985 meetings were held in the basement at BDM. The idea was to pool our knowledge of UFOs to see what we could conclude. Several people made presentations, mostly not very classified. I was out of the room for a few minutes while some special subject was discussed. All my notes were classified at the time, and they have probably been destroyed.’


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Section H10 : Edgar Mitchell (Astronaut, NIDS)



Former astronaut Edgar Mitchell is well-known for his interest in UFOs and ESP (as well, of course, for being the pilot of the Apollo 14 lunar module and the sixth man to walk on the moon).

Ed Mitchell wrote a book entitled “The Way of the Explorer” (with Dwight Williams) which discusses his interest in remote viewing and, in particular, his interactions with Uri Geller and early research by Hal Puthoff at SRI. A flavour of Mitchell’s views on remote viewing can be obtained from the following passage from that book:



The phenomenon of remote viewing, which anyone can accomplish with a bit of training, allows the explanation that the mind of the individual is in resonance with the nonlocal object of attention. Resonance is established in a number of ways: by asking one’s subconscious a question, or by visualizing an associated object or some icon representing the target object.


Ed Mitchell’s book also discussed (in Chapters 6 and 7) his “personal, ad hoc experiment” to test telepathic communication during his Apollo 14 flight using random number and the five “Zener symbols” and (in various chapters) his subsequent founding and operation of the Institute of Noetic Sciences which “would fund much of the scientific research that I wanted to see accomplished to help me better resolve the complex insights from my experiences in space”.

In various interviews, Ed Mitchell has indicated that he considers it very likely that many UFO sightings are caused by alien visitors. For example, an Ottawa Citizen article dated 11 October 1988 reported Ed Mitchell as stating that “he is 90 per cent sure that many of the thousands of unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, recorded since the 1940s, belong to visitors from other planets”. Ed Mitchell’s views about UFOs have been expressed in various documentaries, news reports and press conferences:





While Ed Mitchell’s views have been cited by some UFO proponents as supporting their claims, in an interview with Jim Clash for the Askmen website Ed Mitchell made clear that he had not seen a UFO personally. He stated that while he thought there was a worldwide UFO cover-up he had no way of proving that and “It’s just speculation on my part”. The interview suggests that Mitchell’s views came from stories he was told by others, e.g. when asked about growing up in Roswell and what he knew about the Roswell incident he stated the following:



After my space flight, I was contacted by some descendants of the original Roswell observers, including the person who delivered the child-sized coffins to the Air Force to contain the alien bodies. Another was one of the children of the deputy sheriff who was patrolling traffic around the site back then. There was also a military officer who was a friend of the families not involved in that particular operation, but who did share office space there. They all seemed credible with their stories that the bodies were alien.


In his book “The Way of the Explorer” (with Dwight Williams), Ed Mitchell stated explicitly that “I’ve had no personal encounters with UFOs” but stated that he had “met with credible professionals within two governments who have testified to their own first hand experiences with ‘close encounters’ during their official duties”. The relevant “professionals” and the nature of those “first-hand experiences” is not stated by Mitchell in his book.

A few online articles have named Mitchell as “Eagle” within the Aviary, with little (if any) relevant details or evidence.



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Section H11 : Robert Bigelow (NIDS)



Robert Bigelow is a hotel and aerospace entrepreneur. He owns the hotel chain Budget Suites of America and is the founder of Bigelow Aerospace. He is best known within ufology as the founder of “NIDS” (i.e. the “National Institute for Discovery Science”) in 1995, his ownership of the Skinwalker Ranch and for his controversial relationship with MUFON.

Robert Bigelow announced in 2004 that NIDS had been placed “in an inactive status” and its website has been defunct for several years, but the NIDS website can be recovered via the Wayback Machine.

Apart from articles relating to UFOs, that website also included some material relating to remote viewing and psychic phenomena.

The “mission statement” on that website stated:



The National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS) is a privately funded science institute engaged in research of aerial phenomena, animal mutilations, and other related anomalous phenomena. Please submit sighting reports, animal mutilations, or other unusual activities either by phone or via our website report form. NIDS maintains a large database of anomalous activity and investigates reports whenever possible, using a combination of high quality ex-law enforcement investigative teams and contract research involving nationally accredited laboratories in the veterinary, biological (including bacteriological, virological and DNA), chemical, and materials sciences. The results of these investigations are published in peer reviewed journals and on the NIDS website.


The “mission statement” made NIDS sound more substantial than most UFO groups. The list of members of its Scientific Advisory Board and staff included Jacques Vallee, Edgar Mitchell, Hal Puthoff, John Alexander, John Schuessler and others.



However, very little research of any substance was posted on the NIDS website. I cannot recall the last time I saw someone mention any of the material on that defunct website. Most of the discussion of NIDS has not focused on any research it published. Instead, discussion of NIDS tends to be dominated by references to secrecy around its operation, controversies and conspiracy theories.

Some of the conspiracy theories have arisen due to the apparent mismatch between the public statements about the extent of NIDS’s resources/work on the one hand and the very limited output from NIDS on the other hand. (It is not just the US Government that has made public statements about UFOs that contributed to the emergence of UFO conspiracy theories...).

Some of those involved in NIDS seem to have taken every possible opportunity to refer to their involvement in NIDS, followed immediately by a statement that they are unable to discuss that involvement due to non-disclosure agreements. In effect, some people have sought to create an aura of mystery around their involvement in NIDS but then complain when that mystery results in conspiracy theories being generated.

The participation of various members of the “Aviary” on the Scientific Advisory Board of NIDS also assisted in the generation of conspiracy theories.

For example, Greg Valdez stated in his book "Dulce Base" that:



"I have it on very good authority, without going into too much detail, that NIDS and Bigelow Aerospace was funded as a black budget CIA project to prevent scrutiny and accountability from Congress. ... In case you haven’t noticed, most of the members of the aviary are also members of the NIDS science advisory board. The aviary group was part of an organized government operation that intentionally tried to convince Americans of an alien presence. "



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More mundane explanations for the mismatch between NIDS’s public statements about its resources and its apparently limited output have been given by some researchers.

For example, an article by Dale Stephens in July 2004 reported on a discussion with an (unnamed) “former staff member” of NIDS. That article stated (among other things) that:



I learned that the real question is not what stunning information NIDS is hiding, but how a research organization could have such a poor track record of accomplishment over such an extended period of time.

My acquaintance confided that largely unknown to outsiders, NIDS fell prey to a variety of internal problems: poor management, lack of direction, lack of creativity, lack of funding, a negative company culture, poor hiring decisions, and low morale fueled by annual layoffs. This was compounded by the elusive nature of the field of study. In one example, when my acquaintance, newly hired, asked for direction, the response given was to "spend a couple of hours a day surfing the web for items of interest." (!)

...

In a desperate attempt to keep sighting reports coming in (and to keep what little funding is remaining), the current Administrator is trying to maintain a ruse that NIDS is still an active research organization. As of July, the NIDS web site still lists the Science Advisory Board, and Dr. Bruce Cornet is still listed as staff, despite the fact that he was laid off months ago. I was also told that while addressing the audience at a recent scientific conference, the current Administrator stated that NIDS has in its employ a full time veterinarian, a fact that hasn't been true for at least 3 years!


That article suggests that it would be “wise to learn from the mistakes made at the National Institute of Discovery Science” since very little has been made public about what NIDS did (and did not) actually do during the 9 years of its active existence.

Incidentally, the issue of Saucer Smear dated 1st December 2004 included comments from veteran ufologist Dick Hall (formerly of NICAP) referring to his personally clashes with Bigelow in which Hall reportedly said he considered Bigelow “to be a nouveau riche, manipulative egomaniac who thinks he knows more than anyone else simply because he became wealthy buying and selling real estate". It sounds like there was no love lost in that particular relationship!



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Further controversy surrounded Robert Bigelow’s purchase of the Skinwalker Ranch and apparent secrecy surrounding it. The Skinwalker Ranch was the subject of the book “Hunt for the Skinwalker” (2005) by Colm Kelleher and George Knapp. An [urlk=http://www.csicop.org/si/show/bigelows_aerospace_and_saucer_emporium/]article by skeptic Robert Sheaffer[/url] about Robert Bigelow summarised the position in relation to the Skinwalker Ranch by stating that NIDS “compiled an impressive collection of what might be termed ‘ghost stories’ but, in spite of having access to sophisticated electronic equipment, failed to obtain any actual proof that anything unexplainable was going on”. The Skinwalker Ranch is also discussed by John Alexander in the video below produced by Alejandro Rojas of Open Minds Production:



More recently, controversy arose in relation to the contract between Robert Bigelow and MUFON, under which Robert Bigelow obtained more access to MUFON’s data than the scientific community has managed to obtain. The cause of the disintegration of the relationship between Robert Bigelow and MUFON several years remains a matter of dispute between the MUFON officials involved at that time – with allegations and counter-allegations of financial mismanagement within MUFON versus conspiracy theories that Robert Bigelow was merely the conduit for funds from clandestine sources. Many articles (mainly from a few years ago, since the heat has largely gone out of the relevant disputes) can be found online regarding Robert Bigelow’s funding – including in threads here on ATS (e.g. "MUFON Director's being replaced...Why?", a thread started by Frank Warren entitled "Former MUFON Director, James Carrion Fires Back at Critics and Reveals Reasons For His Resignation!", and “Former MUFON Director reveals that a "sponsor" put up money for Robert Bigelows NIDS/BAASS Skinwal”).

Anyway, conspiracy theories relating to NIDS and Robert Bigelow were promoted by Jesse Ventura in an episode of his “Conspiracy Theory” series (specifically, Season 3 Episode 5) which is embedded below:



While that episode (and many of the articles about Robert Bigelow) note his reluctance to discuss UFO research in public, Bigelow has in fact given some lectures which include discussion of his interest in ufology – such as the presentation embedded below:









Bigelow hardly hides his interest in ufology. On the contrary, Bigelow Aerospace uses the face of a stereotypical alien as an icon on its website in addition to using this image on its premises and some of the clothing of its employees. In short, Robert Bigelow appears to have a sense of humour in relation to his involvement in ufology.






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Some of those involved in MUFON appear to have put more energy into disputes with other MUFON officials regarding the relationship with Robert Bigelow (and other spats) than into UFO research. If the relevant energy had been more fruitfully deployed, I may have received more satisfactory answers to the questions I’ve raised with MUFON officials over the years about MUFON’s Pandora Project... As some of you may know, MUFON’s Pandora Project involved digitising UFO material and documents, including – but importantly not limited to – material from MUFON’s case files, UFO documents from University collections and Ed Ruppelt’s papers. I’ve been trying to find out for the last 4 or 5 years what MUFON has ALREADY scanned, since I REALLY don’t like to waste my time reinventing the wheel by scanning (or getting others to scan) material which MUFON scanned years ago. I also collated a number of articles about that project. Sadly, most of the answers I’ve received from MUFON officials about the Pandora Project were inconsistent with one another and inconsistent with (or less detailed than) material published over the years in MUFON's own journal. . I'll list the various answers I've received over the last few years below:

(1) The digitised material will be made available online very shortly. (I was first given this answer in 2011 and it has been repeated a few times since then...).

(2) James Carrion took all the scanned files with him, so MUFON doesn't have them any more. (James Carrion has told me that this is laughable and that copies of the digitised files were given to various Directors of MUFON before he left).

(3) The files were/are all on the Black Vault site. (There are about 30 files there, which can be contrasted with references by James Carrion to 30,000 files having been scanned).

(4) The files were largely made available on the "MUFON Central" website.

(5) The scanned files are too disorganised to make them available as they stand.

(6) The scanned files are not worth making available since they largely duplicate what you can find by doing a search on Google.

(7) Well, it goes on a bit...



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Section H12 : Jim Marrs (researcher, author)



Jim Marrs is well known as a UFO researcher, but he has also written a book (“Psi Spies”) on remote viewing (which, probably because of his long-term interest in ufology, includes more on connections between ufology and remote viewing than most other books on remote viewing).

Jim Marrs also covered some of this ground in his IUFO presentation in 2011 embedded below:




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Section H13 : Jim Schnabel (researcher, author)



As mentioned above, Jim Schnabel is the author of an amusing written a book devoted to remote viewing (“Remote Viewers”) in addition to writing a book that relates to alien abduction (“Dark White”) and one on crop circles (“Round in Circles”). Schnabel’s book on remote viewing stands out for its portraits of relevant personalities.

The remote viewing documents released by the CIA include a copy of Jim Schnabel’s article "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Psi", published in the “Independent” newspaper here in England on 27 August 1995 – the text also remains on the website of The Independent.



As mentioned above, anyone unfamiliar with the basic story of America’s remote viewing projects and “Psychic Spies” may enjoy the documentary (“The Real X Files: America's Psychic Spies”) below, written and narrated by Jim Schnabel which features many of the key people in the remote viewing field.



As befits an author of books in these fields, Schnabel himself has become the focus of some conspiracy theories – most of which are clearly the product of Armen Victorian (the colourful character mentioned in Section H4 above) taking an obvious joke by Jim Schnabel too seriously. (There is no such thing as an “obvious joke” to a limited number of people within the UFO community...).

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