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At least 22 British SDI engineers dead by mysterious Suicides

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posted on Sep, 5 2007 @ 02:10 PM
Since 1988, a total of 22 engineers and researchers involved with Operation Star Wars, the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) were all found dead in mysterious circumstances, all involving apparent suicides.

Fifty-year-old Alistair Beckham was a successful British aerospace- projects engineer. His specialty was designing computer software for sophisticated naval defense systems. Like hundreds of other British scientists, he was working on a pilot program for America's Strategic Defense Initiative--better known as Star Wars. And like at least 21 of his colleagues, he died a bizarre, violent death.

It was a lazy, sunny Sunday afternoon in August 1988. After driving his wife to work, Beckham walked through his garden to a musty backyard toolshed and sat down on a box next to the door. He wrapped bare wires around his chest, attached the to an electrical outlet and put a handkerchief in his mouth. Then he pulled the switch.

The eeriest one is Alistar Beckham, who walked to his shed and put wires around his body, and stuck it into an electrical socket. Who honestly kills themselves in such a bizarre fashion of electrocution?

more importantly, what is so important in the SDI program that 22 people had to die over it?

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posted on Sep, 5 2007 @ 03:10 PM
reply to post by WolfofWar

Good thread and an excellent article. I read about this a few years ago but the article i read had greater emphasis on the connection being marconi, can't find it right now but I'll see if I can dig it out.

I'm only part way through the piece you posted but I thought that you might be interested that wikipedia gives the number of related deaths at 25, with the first being in 1982.

posted on Sep, 5 2007 @ 03:20 PM
MI6 seems to love to kill people in their gardens. Just like the 'sexed up whistleblower' who was found with slashed wrists and a surprisingly little amount of blood.

posted on Sep, 5 2007 @ 04:12 PM
"Sharif was a 26-year-old computer analyst who worked at the Marconi Defense Systems headquarters in Stanmore, Middlesex. On October 28, 1986 ... He tied one end of a nylon cord around a tree and tied the other end around his neck. Then he got back into his Audi 80 automatic, stepped on the gas and sped off, decapitating himself."

Tell me who chooses to commit suicide like that?!!?

I think that something is going on here but...this is Britain and as the article points out....

"... there have been perhaps 20 people who've blown the whistle, and none of them have ever worked again. They didn't receive any compensation. Here, you don't get any recognition. You get threatened with prosecution under the Official Secrets Act. They can fire you. Then they can take away your home and get you blacklisted."

If the British Intelligence Services do not want us to know about something, we will not know about it.

It seems obvious that some of those deaths are connected. Some may be just suicides or accidents, but surely they can't all be.

A more recent comment on the 'progress' of the cases from Tony Collins who is quoted in the OPs article.

posted on Sep, 5 2007 @ 04:21 PM
What really gets me is how a corner can in good faith call the cause of death a suicide in this case. Its totally obvious that its not.
Does the government really think we are that stupid??

posted on Sep, 6 2007 @ 08:07 AM

Originally posted by KilgoreTrout

Tell me who chooses to commit suicide like that?!!?

Your right people don't kill them selves like that. People don't use electricity either. I don't think all the deaths are what the government is saying they are. Also if a group in question is willing to go to the lengths to kill this many people, and the government is willing to keep it covered up, I doubt the public will ever know the truth.

posted on Sep, 6 2007 @ 09:55 AM
Reminds me of those US microbiologists who all started dying in plane and car accidents and suicides.

Seriously this is wierd and I've never heard of anybody commiting suicide like that...

posted on Sep, 6 2007 @ 09:57 AM
I wonder why they're offing these scientists.... then there was that "suicide" w/ the whistleblower of the Iraq war, strange that the Brits always use suicide as the "cause" -- there's no way that guy electrocuted himself, no way.... does anyone in England have any info on this? Does the SDI have any ET threat purpose, anyone have info on that from a credible source???


posted on Sep, 6 2007 @ 10:08 AM

Originally posted by mr-lizard
Reminds me of those US microbiologists who all started dying in plane and car accidents and suicides.

I was thinking of the microbiologists also. Any one reading this might want to look at that thread also.
The thing with the microbiologists is the motive is probably money. With the SDI recherchers I am not to sure what the motive might be. The source page listed a European terror group as a possible suspect.

posted on Sep, 6 2007 @ 10:10 AM
There is more here :

Not just SDI project workers, but also many microbiologists as mr-lizard said. It's pretty obvious something (or things) very sinister is/are going on, which if it got out would be very damaging to the government or whoever is behind this. I hope someone blows the whistle on this, but it seems like anyone who even contemplates it ends up dead!

posted on Sep, 6 2007 @ 10:37 AM
I remember reading about the Marconi "suicides" in the papers when they happened. I did hear about one fellow who worked for Marconi who witnessed an alien looking through a filing cabinet late one night and that there was a hell of a furore that got covered up. I also found this web-site quite recently that mentions the Marconi deaths and equates them with dozens of strange BBC deaths. It reads a bit disjointed but the author seems to have done a lot of homework and there are a few real gems for anyone interested in the strange. The Marconi scientist deaths are very similar to the microbiologist's ones. Bizarre suicides. I'd include James Kelly amongst them, and that blood specialist who vanished from the hospital a couple of years ago then they found his body down an old pit a few weeks/months later, miles away. When that happened I remember looking it up on the net and I also found another doc who worked beside him who left work one day and stepped into the path of a lorry. Why?? He was happily married and just had a new baby. (Different subject but worth mentioning - at the same time the Marconis deaths were in the UK papers (it went on for months and months) the police in England were looking for an equus (spelling?) type horse mutilator because a lot of horses were being found with bits cut off & I always wondered if that's what happened to Shergar. I'm not saying there's a connection, just that it happened at the same time and of course, now we've all heard of animal mutilations.) Wish I'd kept all my papers now.

posted on Sep, 6 2007 @ 10:38 AM

Originally posted by KilgoreTrout
"Sharif was a 26-year-old computer analyst who worked at the Marconi Defense Systems headquarters in Stanmore, Middlesex. On October 28, 1986 ... He tied one end of a nylon cord around a tree and tied the other end around his neck. Then he got back into his Audi 80 automatic, stepped on the gas and sped off, decapitating himself."

What a shocking way to die. what are they covering up here? the real use of star wars?

posted on Sep, 6 2007 @ 10:56 AM
Has anyone checked on if this is all true?
If so that's extremely interesting to me since they were supposed to have been working on the starwars projects. That's just crazy if it's true.

posted on Sep, 6 2007 @ 11:28 AM
reply to post by T0by

It has been covered in the mainstream UK media, even the trade mag Computer Weekly has covered the connections between the deaths. The very fact that the investigations keep coming to a grinding halt, that stories keep changing, points to something not being quite right.

posted on Sep, 6 2007 @ 11:59 AM
if you have your workers done with the job, you make them take their secret into the grave.
this did happen often and in former days.

while married and having a familiy, suicide happens. lonely people (men) would rather choose to die the loud, hard way, die fighting.
if you have a woman and a child this isn't the best idea.
but many people don't do take their life at the backyard and not such ugly way.

there is one possibility to choose this sort of death (and as a scientist they are.. smart enough to do it 100% right): when you are afraid, very afraid or totally out of your mind, are afraid that someone could harm you familiy. maybe if you have seen very strange things and can't even sleep anymore.. no time to plan how to kill yourself.. then someone would choose a fast way to step out of life even if it is just a cable in the mouth.

but as i read about all those (un)creative killings, it looks as if those scientists did something terrible wrong.. crossed a border. and usually if someone crosses the border, that person is killed in a manner to show others what will happen if they will tell..
that is how it looks to me. and THEY just make it barely look as a suicide.

anyway, many engineers and scientists kill themselfs because many can not stand the pressure. if you think about what they get for doing such hard work.. it sounds as if the russian in the scientist-cities were better off!

posted on Sep, 6 2007 @ 12:08 PM
These are not suicides, these people have been "suicided" like Dr. David Kelly.
Kilgore, do you have any MSM links? This is Steve Quayle type territory, I wonder what he has to say about this.

posted on Sep, 6 2007 @ 12:12 PM
IMO, "suicides" like this are only meant to send a message.

posted on Sep, 6 2007 @ 12:15 PM
Since reading his threads, everytime I hear about SDI I think about D4ark Kn1ght's predictions. I think project Blue Beam. I know both of those are controversial topics here on ATS and I have my opinions and ?'s too, but they do seem to all fit together. Add to it these dead scientists and it starts getting even more frightening and conspiratorial.

Were they victims of mind control? I certainly have never heard of such bizarre methods of either dying or killing yourself - especially for such smart people. Did they just commit suicide over the guilt they felt for participating in some really high-tech scary research and development? Did SDI evolve into some sort of mechanism of mind control on a world -wide scale? Were they eliminated because they could identify the true origins of an event like D4rk Kn1ght alluded to?

Sorry these are only more and more questions, I'm just trying to connect the dots.

posted on Sep, 6 2007 @ 12:36 PM
This sounds like they actually did commit suicide but under the influence of either a drug or another mind control method.
Admittedly the methods used are "out there" but that's why I think tHEY did it. It's almost like they were in a dream or nightmare and lived it till the end.
Why is the question and did they really have a choice?
How is it possible to ever find the answer if they were controlled. The orders for such actions wouldn't be on paper or documented of course.
then if someone were ordered to do this then it would only go to say that whoever committed the offending "instruction" to the suicidee, then wouldn't THAT person be "erased" as well so a whistle-blowing possibility due to moral or whatever other issue would be erased as well.

This is the darkest part of humanity staring everyone blankly in the face and I can't imagine what these people went through.


posted on Sep, 6 2007 @ 12:56 PM
reply to post by WolfofWar

Have done a lot of work on the Marconi deaths, was only person to point out that a guy, have not been able to find name or article, bought a golf course in Elstree near London, drove onto it in a car, tied the end of a rope round a branch of a 1990....placed himself back in the drivers' seat, then accelerated the car off in order to garotte himself......there was also the really strange death of a child in that year, in August, in BBC's Elstree some researchers have called these 22 or 25 "SDI deaths" "Star Wars" deaths, the Star Wars-scientists deaths.....would you know without reading this that Elstree Studios are famous for being the studios where the film "Star Wars" was filmed? In the London district of Elstree, where Star Wars was filmed, there have been Star Wars-style deaths.
My descriptions of the GEC-Marconi swinedrome are on:
scroll around to find the 10-year-old child's death, am particularly interested in that one.

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