This “old” Serpo story was apparently posted on this MSN newsgroup:
... though that URL seems "dead" now. The text below was forwarded to me by someone else with the above URL as a reference, so I can't verify that
this is what was posted there.
My personal comment is that if the correspondent below was citing all this from 30 year old memory, his recall for details like "650,000" (and the
rest!) seems truly remarkable. So when he opens by saying "Although I haven't seen the serpo website from what I remember of the original story..."
that doesn't ring at all true for me.
The Project Serpo is an old story, one that has been in circulation at least since the early 70's.
Although I haven't seen the serpo website from what I remember of the original story is Serpo, a small planet in the Zeta Reticuli star system, is a
trade outpost with about 650,000 extraterrestrial beings; the Grays, of Barney and Betty Hill fame, living there. As the story goes, shortly after the
Hill encounter, somewhere between 1962 and 1965 the U.S. government was contacted by the Grays. In an effort to begin trade with Earth, these beings,
offered to exchange twelve of their people for twelve of ours. The offer accepted, twelve humans, all special forces members (one story had them with
doctorates), traveled to the alien's planetary outpost to study and learn with their stay lasting about 10 years. Soon after this, a sort of coup
occurred, within the government caused by a strong mistrust between the project personnel and certain government officials, thereafter control of the
project's handling and dissemination of information was held by certain members of the military/industrial complex.
Because of the project's change in leadership, the aliens on Earth were incarcerated; some even say they were tortured, while the humans on Serpo
were sacrificed for the greater good. Due to lost contact with their emissaries on Earth, the Gray's on Serpo decided to send a fact-finding
mission. Loading up eight of the humans on Serpo, in case they needed them for enhanced communication, the Gray's returned to find that the original
agreement was no longer in effect. The new leaders of the project issued unreasonable demands that the aliens rejected. Releasing the eight humans
they had, they returned to Serpo leaving two, perhaps three crewed ships on the moon to continue observation of the humans and to mount a rescue
mission on the still living Gray's in captivity. The eight returned humans were quickly rounded up by the project and "debriefed". According to
some accounts, only one returned human survived the debriefing.
The story gets hazy and inconsistent after this point, with even more outlandish claims, making it next to impossible to compare and verify any point
of the first part of the story with the latter parts of the story.
How does the version I heard 30+ years ago compare to what is on the website?
[edit on 26-1-2006 by Bill Ryan]