reply to post by BlasteR
Excrepts from Gene Huff's version of events:
"After losing his wife and the most important job a scientist could ever have, Bob was pretty much a broken man. His concern for their efforts at
retaliation caused him to decide to go on television in silhouette and tell the story of what was going on out in central Nevada. After he did that,
they shot his back tire out one evening as he was driving up an entrance ramp to get on the highway. This was an extra hint at what was in store for
him if he didn't shut up.
Bob had decided to work with George Knapp to expose the story. This was an aggressive move on his part to try and gain some leverage. If he went high
profile, he could force them to adopt a hands off policy. After going high profile, if they incarcerated him or killed him, they would have confirmed
that what he was saying was true, and that was definitely not their desire.
At this point, we all agreed that there was great power in knowing that someone was listening on the phone. People watch what they say when they
suspect their phone line is tapped, but it's a much different story when you're confident they're listening. We called friends in other states and
told them Bob's story. We would also imply that we had informed numerous friends and agencies by mail, something that they could not monitor. If
someone actually was listening, and I think they were, we must have driven them crazy trying to figure out what was real. They had to prepare for the
worst and presume we might be telling the truth. Bob was being followed by unmarked cars both day and night. I was even followed one evening.
After this Bob proceeded to cooperate with George Knapp, who subsequently produced "UFOs, The Best Evidence". George won the UPI individual
achievement award for that special. During the making of that documentary, George tried to check out Bob's credentials, including his schooling and
his previous employment. George could only find a record of Bob's schooling at Pierce Junior College in California. Even Los Alamos denied that Bob
ever worked there.
Bob provided George with evidence that he had worked at Los Alamos. This included the names of people he worked with, newspaper articles about him,
and even a LANL phone book that listed Bob's name in it. People were apparently going to great lengths to detach from Bob Lazar. Eventually Bob
cooperated with George in contacting Kirk-Mayer, the LANL sub-contractor that Bob worked for at LANL. Both Kirk-Mayer and LANL admitted that Bob had
been issued a "Z number" of 094729 on May 18, 1982, but both said they no longer had any record of Bob's employment. By the way, a "Z number" is
some prerequisite identification number for anyone who works at any of the LANL facilities. Bob also provided George with his W-2 from S4, however,
George ran into dead ends when he tried to find who deposited money in IRS and FICA accounts on behalf of Bob Lazar. The word was that some IRS and
Social Security files are also classified.
In the months that followed, ufology began to become more mainstream and much of it was due to George Knapp and others exposing Bob Lazar's story.
The Rachel Bar and Grill, outside of area 51, became the "Little A le Inn" and people began running bus tours out to watch the sky over Groom Lake.
George Knapp received 30 to 40 phone calls on a daily basis which involved people’s reports and questions regarding all aspects of ufology.
Journalists from all over the world were chasing Bob Lazar for interviews, and still are for that matter. Then came the brothel bust.
This story isn't as simple as some guy with no credentials makes some flying saucer claims and then gets busted for pandering.
I fully understand everyone's apprehensions about the lack of evidence of Bob Lazar's schooling. If I didn't know him, I would be apprehensive,
too. I wish I had been around when Bob went to school, but I wasn't. Anyone who has met Bob Lazar knows that you don't know what he knows by taking
1 electronics course at Pierce Junior College in California. When George Knapp couldn't find any records on Bob, I asked Bob about it privately. I
told him that if he did overstate his credentials that he should tell me and I would try and help him smooth it over. I certainly believed he worked
at Los Alamos and S4, even if he had overstated his credentials. I believed, and still believe, his story is way too important to lose it's impact
because of something like this. Bob stood firm and didn't change his story. I've seen him do this about other subjects and I haven't caught him in
a lie yet.
Evidence is abundant that he worked at Los Alamos. In the early 80's if you worked at Los Alamos you had to have a degree or be working toward one at
the University of New Mexico at Los Alamos. That's why there IS a branch of the University of New Mexico in Los Alamos. That's probably still the
rule, I don't know. Since Bob was never enrolled there, obviously, LANL believed Bob had credentials.
After you've read the preceding information and after we've had some questions and answers and dialogue on internet, I think you'll have enough
information to put Bob's story in perspective. I'm aware of all of the different theories about him which range from total fraud to a subject of
mind control to who knows what. Most of those are based on misinformation by incompetent UFO researchers and blatant liars.”