Lots of replies many good, and many bad responses 16 pages worth, so I hope I am not duplicating any responses similar to this one. This is my first
post/reply on this site, and I hope I can give some beneficial insight into much of what has passed before. In response to the claims that Phil is a
liar, and has been successfully debunked. First of all I have qualifications that allow me to be better than most observers and I possess a BFA in
Video Production with a minor in Photography (Emulsion film). That said, I know the quality of most of Phil's videos (even though he did not himself
film them) are of poor quality. But even I as a trained Videographer and observer can clearly see the thumb, and first 2 fingers of his left hand are
missing, the ring finger is shortened, and his pinky appears intact. Secondly, Phil is not just a geographer, he is also a building and structural
engineer, and is famous for being a co-inventor of many new tunneling procedures which are still being employed today, both for TS work as well as for
civilian purposes (tunnels, pipelines etc.). Thirdly, his being only a geographer would not preclude him from obtaining the proper TS clearances to be
allowed access to any, or all of the TS UFO/Alien documents, artifacts or knowledge that our (USA) government has concerning such things. Lastly Phil
himself has stated on several lectures that he cannot confirm, nor deny if the alleged "aliens" are indeed from the exotic solar systems they claim
to have come from. It is, in his words, "....impossible to verify....". Other lecturers on the same subject have said the same thing as well, that
WE are not able to verify such claims CF. Dr. Karla Turner on YouTube for one.
In regards to the US Air Force, or the US Navy or any entity for that matter keeping TS technologies and equipment from the general public, and from
their own personnel is a very simple, and easily accomplished task. I for one had a father who's company was a DOD contractor to the US Navy. Forgive
me if I keep my identity secret from you, but I have good solid reasons to do so. When I was a kid (1977) my dad returned home from a Top Secret trip
with the Navy, he gave me some limestone rocks painted with phosphorescent paint in a box clearly labeled "Kryptonite" with the appropriate Superman
symbols and references. I also noticed in his briefcase a Superman "S" Patch, I grabbed it and said, "Is this mine too?"
He snatched it back and said, "No!"
Now, you've probably never heard of a now declassified technology called SURTASS (SURveillance Towed Array Sensor System) this new revolutionary
sonar-net system was deployed on our subs, and the spy class T-AGOS boats from the mid 70s and is still employed in limited fashion today. I found
this fact out 30 years later when my dad's dad gave me an encyclopedia on the World's Naval Power. Lo and behold on a picture of the T-AGOS USNS
Audacious in that book, is a clear picture of the SURTASS system on the ship's stern, and a Superman "S" patch on the wheel housing that deploys
the sensors. So, to anyone who finds it impossible for someone to keep secrets from their families, even inadvertently as in my case, is clearly
mistaken. ALL Military and Civilian personnel with Top Secret Clearances (of any level) are sworn to a signed statement not to divulge any TS
information, either on purpose or by accident with the stipulation that severe punishments and fines would be imposed upon them, including possible
jail time (without a hearing, you sign away your right to a fair trial in these instances, usually) as well as revocation of any and all TS
clearances. So it is very possible to keep hidden a TS project of any magnitude. Ever heard of the Aurora "Space Plane"? Maybe you have, and maybe
you haven't, does not make it unreal. What if I told you the US Navy scrubbed a plan to build a submersible Aircraft Carrier? Well, they did! What if
I told there was at one point during WWII an operational Submersible Aircraft Carrier? You'd call me insane, if you weren't smart enough to have
already looked it up on WIKI and found out that indeed, the Imperial Navy of Japan had deployed several submersible aircraft carriers. There were a
variety of them, and they were only able to recover their aircraft, after they had touched down on water using pontoons, a lengthy, and dangerous
operation making their detection and destruction or capture very easily accomplished.
You would be surprised what you don't know that our (USA) government possesses! What if I told you that several other gentleman, such as Robert O.
Dean, the actual John Lear (not sure if the John Lear on here is the same man I am referencing) and Ben Rich, former CEO of Lockheed Skunk Works have
all attested to a statement similar to the following: that the US Military has control of devices that would make George Lucas piss in his pants. If
you can imagine it, we can already do it, if you have seen it in a Sci-Fi movie, we can already accomplish it.
Would you believe me if men bearing those names and qualifications had said something similar? No, you'd require me to provide proof, and I cannot,
no more than if YOU met an Alien could you verify he came from another solar system, even if it looks entirely NOT human. You could not verify that
alien's claims, so why do you find it so hard to believe a man (Phil Schnider or any of the other whistle blowers) who had NOTHING to gain and
EVERYTHING to loose from coming public with their stories? There are a myriad of whistle blowers out there, many you can find on YouTube, and I will
not supply those links, because then trolls will claim I faked the videos in said links. Do your own DUE diligence, research it for yourself. These
men usually make these claims after first declaring that they're close to death. In EVERY court of law in this country (USA) a deathbed confession is
considered to be above reproach, and as such also considered as FACT. Now I'm not saying that everything these men have said, or will say IS fact,
but the fact they are dying, or later die of mysterious circumstance, should give their words more weight in everyone's opinion.
Lastly, again I can't tell you how I know what I know, but what Phil has said, and what others like him have also said, I had heard of (by voice) or
read of (in books) back in the late 70s and early 80s. Back then EVEN those testimonies I heard and read were still just rumor, and a lot of it lead
to any myriad conjecture you may have heard on this subject, now I'm still not able to verify any of Phil's or other's claims, but from my research
(which began at age 11 with Erich von Daeniken's book Chariots Of The Gods) all the way into the present, the story has not changed, or
wavered one bit. Nor, surprisingly, has it been overly exaggerated, as some say Phil over-exaggerated. No, what proved the story to me, was one
evening while out with friends, in public the "UFO" subject came up, and for several hours I discussed this subject with my friends, who were
"green" about the subject. When I got home later that night, a man called my phone and threatened my life. He called repeatedly from a Chicago are
phone number. I called the cops, and a county sheriff came out to my house. While I was relaying the story to this sheriff, the man called again, when
I told him I was talking to the cops, he asked that the officer be put on....he went ahead and threatened the sheriff's life too, and then hung
up....needless to say I never answered any phone calls from the Chicago area again (thank god for Caller ID!) and to this day I DO NOT answer any
phone calls from numbers I do NOT know. That incident alone for me sealed the deal that UFO situation is real, it is verifiable, and hopefully the
rest of the planet will wake up from their sleep and cease to be the "sheeple"! Until that day, even if you do not believe Phil's statement's,
know this, the galaxy we live in is so large, the "Drake Equation" stipulates there are a possible 10,000 planets capable of sustaining lifeforms
like us. That number is far below the mark, the mathematical law of averages makes it impossible for there NOT to be other lifeforms in this galaxy,
I'll say that again as it sounds vaguely important: IT IS IMPOSSIBLE THAT THERE ARE NO OTHER LIFEFORMS IN THIS GALAXY. Impossible. My best example to
prove the above statement is this: in 1958 many oceanographers, marine-biologists, and earth scientists gathered funds for the "Bathyscaphe
Project". Their sub, the Trieste, was sent into the Laurentian Abyss. Jacques Cousteau was among the scientists in this project. The men of this
project were of 2 fields of thought. One group thought, they would find NO signs of life, no bacteria, no viruses, boneless fish, bony fish, NOTHING.
They thought because of the water pressure, nothing could live, plus there would be no light, temperatures were too cold, and the water was more like
ammonia at that pressure/depth. The other half of the scientists, Jacques Cousteau among them, considered they would find bacteria beds in the soil,
8-miles below. What do you think they found when they got down there? A bony fish, similar to a flounder! It scared up so much silt they could no
longer see, and when the outer glass window developed a crack they headed back up to the surface. Since that revolutionary dive, we have since
identified a vast ecological system down there (8 miles) with all forms of life, from bacteria, virulogical life, tube-worms, boneless fish, bony
fish, crustaceans, everything! So the NEXT time a scientist tells you absolutely NO, smack that man, and believe the reverse! If Scientist A says "No
aliens!" and Scientist B says "Some aliens!" Than what you can take away from that is more of amalgam of both statements to infer that this
universe is teaming with life!
"I suspect my lord, that a great secret has been kept on Arrakis, and the Fremen exist in vast numbers. VAST!"--Duncan Idaho, Sword-Master of House