posted on Jun, 4 2012 @ 02:31 AM
reply to post by davidtheriault
Phil Schneider is a litmus-test for how much some people *want to believe.*
His background story is a lie - actually made up. His father didn't take part in the 'Philadelphia Experiment' because that was made up by a hoaxer
called Carl Allen. Schneider wouldn't know this in the 1990s because the research carried out by Richard Hall, Jacques Vallee etc that proved it to
be a hoax was pretty obscure.
So, for me, a man who tells a big, obvious lie becomes an untrustworthy claimant.
On top of that, other UFO researchers (Stan Friedman, Kevin Randle etc) were unable to find a shred of evidence that he was a qualified geologist or
structural engineer. No university ever taught him. He had nothing in evidence.
As such he was a pathological liar with the taint of paranoia....a huckster.
His death was suspicious. The late Gabe Valdez was a police officer in the area at the time; he's said in at least one interview that Schneider
didn't commit suicide.
This is where the litmus-test comes in again. Is it possible that a huckster could be killed for reasons like debts, crossing people or even playing
around with another woman? On the scale of probability - is it more likely he was killed by a criminal or silenced by secret agents for being a
Believers will discount all of his lies and prefer to believe that an armed(!?) engineer survived a massacre of trained men by evil aliens.