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Originally posted by DigThat
I know that this story is feutered in a UFO documentary.. I can't remember the name of it though
Originally posted by Schaden
The picture of him in his dress blues uniform looks like he is a YNC not YNCM.
Also they refer to him as a YNC E-7.
Depending on where they're assigned, some yeomen can have TS-SCI clearance, but it's certainly not a given like any CT rating. I'm not an expert at reading body language so I won't address that. But from the little he told of the story and how he came across the documents, combined with my experience in the Navy, it doesn't sound like a very believable scenario to me.
Going from the dates they provide, he saw this information approx a year after enlisting. That seems like a very short period of time to already have access to the level of classified material that aliens would presumably belong to. Once you add up boot camp and yeoman "A" school, he had been on Okinawa about 6 months and was probably only an E-2 or E-3.
The vault he mentions most likely refers to a SCIF (sensitive compartmented information facility). Just about every major military base has one. It's where they keep intelligence and other highly classified information. Needless to say, you can't just show up and start poking around. Even an Admiral can't just walk around a SCIF poking their nose where they please.
Now if anyone on ATS has had access to "above" top secret info, they would understand the concept of compartmentalization. Different categories of intelligence aren't slapped together inside of the same file cabinet. Everything is meticulously inventoried, cataloged and filed in individual compartments, each with their own need to know and access requirements. There is quite a bit of paperwork and bureaucracy involved.
Adjudication for these levels of security clearance take up to a year and come from organizations in Washington DC.
The idea that some seaman stumbled upon this alien file in the course of his job seems far fetched. If such a document does exist in Okinawa it would basically be inside of its own safe inside of the SCIF. So I don't know how he got to read it ?
I'd probably have to interview him myself to get a better feel for his credibility. I don't really care about what he claims was in the file but rather, I'd like to know specifically and in detail how he had the opportunity to see it.
At this point, I'm deeply skeptical.
Originally posted by jbondo
This guy could just be a victim of psy-ops by his own superiors for the purpose of testing him or for some other reason.
Originally posted by Palasheea
OH? You have read the material on Earthfiles?
What did it say?
Originally posted by Palasheea
So the Navy had someone dress up like a grey alien just to test this guy?
If you watched the 3 minute video of him describing the grey alien he saw, it does not seem that this person would mistaken a human being for an alien. Especially when it was there right in front of him where another officer was with him and saw the same thing.
In the first hour, reporter and editor for Earthfiles, Linda Moulton Howe, presented her report on Thomas Sheppard, a retired U.S. Navy Chief Yeoman who claims to have seen photographs of aliens while looking through a classified vault at White Beach Naval Base, Okinawa, on Thanksgiving night, 1976. Pictured is one of his sketches based on the TOP SECRET/MAJIC photos he saw that evening. The drawing shows an alien body on the ground in front of a truck and another alien peering out from behind slats in the rear of the vehicle.