posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 08:04 AM
Researching Bob Lazar is what first brought me to ATS many years ago. He is certainly an interesting case.
I've tried to read everything I could find about him, was once in e-mail contact with him (years ago, before he stopped talking about UFOs), and
I've reached some personal conclusions....
I think Bob is one of those guys who just "gets" things and how they work. I don't think the government erased degrees....I think Bob simply went
to college courses to learn (some he paid for, others, he simply went into a large class and sat down). His past is checkered with failed business
ventures. This is a guy who wants to work his way and not for someone. However, I think like a lot of brilliant nerds, he has a tendency to overstate
his abilities, and exaggerate. I think these exaggerations are to blame for the inconsistencies in his story.
Moreover, I think Bob got involved in all of this through rather backdoor channels, through a good ole boy network that isn't unheard of on aircraft
projects. My father has been a consultant like this for many companies such as Boeing, Lockheed, Sikorsky, etc. for his specific areas of expertise
(and seems to have a clearance level that exempts him from the mandatory waiting period for new locations, based on the durations of his
consultations). I don't even pretend to know the specifics of his roles. He got into it before you needed degrees, his knowledge came from being in
various services and then defense contractors.
I think he (Lazar) was at Los Alamos and had a certain clearance level, but not in the role he claims. I think he was contracted by EG&G, and worked
at S-4 (though not as the wonder boy he claims to be). The reason I believe this is because he was listed in the phone directory of Los Alamos, and
showed intimate knowledge of the S-4 installation (and it's very existence), as well as the schedule for certain tests. He was also intimately aware
of the details of how to get to the facility, methodology used, etc. I don't think he was a "legitimate" (i.e. degreed) physicist, but there is
ample evidence of his own accomplishments to show he indeed was an accomplished amateur physicist.
The leap of faith begins in believing what he claims to have seen and worked on while at S-4. This is where evidence vanishes, and we're left with
only his word to go on. The Zeti-Reticuli thing is interesting, as this is corroborated by one of the best abduction accounts ever (The HIll case).
Betty Hill drew a star map that even identified the COLORS of certain stars, and it was only verified and found later. (many skeptics ignore the fact
that while a pattern could be made to fit another constellation if you try hard enough, finding another star configuration that fits the COLORS she
identified has not been done). So, either Lazar was aware of the case (a distinct possibility), or it is one hell of a coincidence.
On 115, Lazar insists it is a stable version not found on Earth (and not a synthesized form of the element), but one found naturally occurring on the
alien planet. We have no way to confirm it. The idea is interesting though, nuclear force extending beyond the nucleus and all that. Physicists are
constantly being proven wrong in the face of new discoveries, so it isn't THAT implausible...that the current model doesn't hold up to this if true.
Another problem though, is why give Lazar a primer on the aliens? If he was brought in to consult on the drive, why even state the alien connection?
Typically, a project would be SCI, Secret Compartmentalized Information. This way, very few have the big picture. People only know what they need to
know for their specific part of the puzzle. So it doesn't make sense he'd be given an overview (unless it was a given that this wasn't our tech,
which makes SOME sense, as we are reverse engineering it).
I don't doubt Lazar worked out there very briefly...but his story of what he did while there is something you have to either take on faith, or
discount altogether. Given my own understanding of the guy, I think it is a little of both. I think he was brought out, was shown something weird we
recovered, our guys hit a roadblock, and he was brought in for a fresh perspective (as a friend's gamble) and he was unable to contribute much more
to the project during a short duration, and was then let go. Then, he got stupid and started sharing the tale, and then embellishing it, until it ran
away into la la land.... He may have even been INSTRUCTED to make the tale stranger, after hints of the leak surfaced. After all, the military had
long established guidelines for the ridicule factor as the best way of silencing talk of serious UFO attention. This was established during the Condon
Committee in the 60's.
Again, just my take on it. Now, Bob has another business that seems to be doing well for him, and does a lot of government contract work, so they
don't see him as much of a threat, and yet he's done talking about UFOs.