DULCE BASE CONFERENCE RAISES MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS!!
by Norio Hayakawa
March 30, 2009
DULCE, NEW MEXICO -- Close to 120 people showed up for the first "underground base" conference ever to be held in Dulce, New Mexico on Sunday,
The event made a rather tumultuous start at the Best Western Jicarilla Inn at 10 a.m.
By that time the entire bar lounge area began to be filled beyond capacity.
And by the time the first speaker (former Dulce ranch owner, Edmund Gomez) began his presentation, many people had to stand and wait in the adjacent
It was then that the Fire Department issued a warning saying that the conference must immediately be moved elsewhere.
Halfway through the speaker's fascinating presentation, the Fire Department issued a stern second warning saying that the number of people inside the
conference room far exceeded its capacity.
Panic then began to be felt by the event's organizer, Norio Hayakawa of Rio Rancho.
Hotel employees frantically made phone calls to find out if there were any other locations available for the conference to go on.
It was then that Hoyt Velarde, former Dulce police officer and head of Public Safety Department, suggested to Hayakawa that the conference be moved to
a civic hall inside a small shopping center across the street from the hotel.
With Velarde's swift assistance in making the arrangement, and after a short intermission, the entire Dulce Base: Fact or Fiction? conference and
public forum finally resumed and continued the rest of the day at the new location.
As an interesting side note, on Sunday morning when it was still dark outside, many guests at the Best Western Jicarilla Inn were awakened shortly
before 6 a.m. by a thunderous roar of blades of helicopters above. Local residents nearby reported that there was a rare low flight of two military
helicopters above Dulce.
In the afternoon session of the conference, two local residents also testified that they witnessed the military helicopters circling above Dulce and
that they passed slowly above the hotel. They told Hayakawa that there are occasional appearances of military helicopters over the town but the
flights were never as low as what they saw early Sunday morning.
As organizer and moderator of this conference, Hayakwa several times alluded to an allegation that the government, beginning in the early 1970s and
lasting till the early 1980s, may have conducted clandestine operations in the area involving experiments with bovine diseases, anthrax and other
substances as part of biological warfare research.
He also alluded to another allegation that there may also have been some illegal dumping or storage of toxic chemicals and other bio-hazardous
materials in the nearby areas.
Hayakawa stated that he tends to support a theory that the government may have purposefully created some 'convenient' cover stories (underground
alien base concept) to conceal those clandestine activities and may even have staged a series of fake 'UFO-type' incidents in the area, utilizing
high tech equipment such as holographic projection devices.
However he also stated that he cannot deny any possibility that there may indeed be some unknown interdimensional phenomenon in the area which happens
to be filled with fascinating cultural and spiritual beliefs of the Jicarilla Apache nation.
The speakers at the conference were:
1) Edmund Gomez, spokesman for the entire Gomez family who owned a large ranch in Dulce. Their ranch has lost more than 17 cows during the height of
cattle mutilations incidents and experienced substantial financial loss over the years.
2) Hoyt Velarde, former Dulce police officer and head of Public Safety Department.
3) Gabe Valdez, former New Mexico state patrol officer in charge of the Dulce area. He investigated numerous cattle mutilation cases in the Dulce
area from the mid 1970s to the early 1980s.
4) Christopher O' Brien, researcher of paranormal activities in the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado.
5) Dr.. Michael E. Salla, initiator of "exopolitics" and author of a book entitled: EXPOSING U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICIES ON EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE.
6) Greg Bishop, author of PROJECT BETA, a book in which he describes in detail his investigations of the claims of an Albuquerque scientist by the
name of Paul Bennewitz who was one of the initial sources behind the rumors of an underground base in Dulce.
7) Gabe Julian, former Dulce police officer who worked under the late Raleigh Tafoya, former Dulce Police Chief.
8) Dennis Balthaser, a well-known UFO researcher from Roswell, New Mexico.
9) Keith Ealy, a researcher with a fascinating view of Dulce as being a space time portal for interdimensionals, a topic similarly shared by world
famous researchers, Dr. Jacques Vallee and John Keel.
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