posted on Jun, 7 2004 @ 06:24 PM
I found this last night while surfing. I can't find the link.
0-Hour)Dr.Gartrell is gone??
The REAL Dr. Gartrell is gone
Wizard of OZ 6/6/2004 3:25 pm EDT
The REAL Dr. Gartrell is gone
in Adelaide SA. Let me say this will be my first and only post. I´m using an anonmyous proxie and posting from a public cafe. I will never be here
again!!! I first met Grant in the early months of 1982. I was studying to become a teacher first at ANU in Canberra then in 1973 at Darwin Community
College (in my home town Alice Springs). My father was born in the states and was an electrical engineer for government contracts. To my knowledge he
never worked on anything super secret, from what he´s told me mostly he was in charge of upgrading and maintaining various military bases electrical
systems. ANYWAY! My father must had some influence over me because a year after I was at Darwin I went to see him in the states.
Long story short I dropped out of uni (well not really a uni I suppose) and was accepted into a MAJOR engineering school (in the US). I majored in
Eletrical Engineering with a minor in Computer Engineering. A few years into my degree I switched to Computer Engineering, as it seemed it was on the
rise. I returned to central only to find a lack of jobs in my field. In late 1979 I finally landed a job at Pine Gap (partially due to my
dual-citizenship, as well as my father friends).
I won´t give out details, but Pine Gap is ran by certain US gov. agencies. It´s an intimidating place, with about 15 big golf ball looking structures
(which are actually hide various rotating sat. dishes) I don´t know the entire picture, everything was hush hush. They sectioned the employees apart
with color coded ID bages, I don´t know of anyone that wasn´t a high ranking gov. offical that had access to the entire base. My job was to help keep
the bases computer hardware operational, install upgraded equipment (usually IBM junk), troubleshoot any related problems, etc. Because of my job I
was allowed greater access to the base, but I still don´t think I knew more than 60% of the place.
Again, I WILL NOT give out details mainly because I don´t want to disappear or get locked up for violating my NDA. At the time it was generally
thought that the base was being used for the CIA or NSA in some type of intelligence gathering on the Soviets. I´m not sure, but it seems to be at
least partially true. Around 1981 things started to change. They started bringing in astronomers - mostly americans. A few months prior they began
HEAVY construction of both new buildings an a few more "golf ball" dishes.
That´s about the time when I met Dr. Gartrell. There weren´t many aussies in the more secure areas of the base. But he was one of them, I think he
naturally became friends with me because the majority of the people he worked with were americans. We would hang out after work at the pub do the
usual BS etc.. From what he told me he was there as more or less a consultant. He was working to help the US to better track and target incoming
objects from space. (I was under the impression that the US wanted this to track the Russian space program in more detail) And that was that, we
didn´t talk all that much shop. After 4 years I got offered a better job at my current location and moved out to south australia. We really didn´t
keep in contact.
It wasn´t longer than a year or so ago that I ran into Grant. He was up in Adelaide on holiday if I´m correct. I have to say seemed like a completely
different person. He told me about his new life working as a blueberry farmer living a nice quiet life. We would occasionaly meet and he acted like a
normal person, just not the man I had met 20 years ago. It was only when we would go out drinking that he would bother me. "You know it doesn´t
matter anymore...", "Nobody listens, NOBODY!", he never told me what was wrong. I thought he was having problems with his finances or love life,
never did I think he was so depressed because he thought the earth would be hit by some type of space anomalies.
I got a call about two weeks ago telling me to get somewhere safe and to pray. He started to talk how we used to work together at Pine Gap. He began
to explain what he was working on something about the SDI and it´s real purpose. Then silence, the phone went dead. I tried calling him back but it
just rang and rang and rang da-da, da-da, etc. I tried visiting him but he apparently went out of town.
Yesterday I tried calling him and someone else picked up the phone claiming to be him. So today I drove by his house but nobody was home. I really
don´t know what´s going on. I´ve never spoken to him on the internet but tried to find him via the net. Then I turn up this site, apparently he has
been posting here. I can not confirm his writing mannerisms or whether these posts were by him. Certainly by someone that knows him or did their
research. I really do not know what to believe.
It´s plausible, but I´m still unsure. I know he was having problems, he was drinking, and very depressed. I have to go now, people in line for this