Zecharia Sitchin

Waiting for Speilberg

The New York Times recently featured Zecharia Sitchin.  A fluff piece describing Sitchin as “cute,” its purpose was not to lend the Times’ critical eye to an analysis of Sitchin’s work. According to the Times, “He is an apparently sane, sharp, University of London-educated 89-year-old who has spent his life arguing that people evolved with a little genetic intervention from ancient astronauts who came to Earth and needed laborers to mine gold to bring back to Nibiru, a planet we have yet to recognize.”  As what seems to be standard with author interviews, the discussion eventually turned to Hollywood.  Sitchin has not sold the rights to his books, because as he states, “Oh no, not yet, I’m waiting for Spielberg.” http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/10/nyregion/10alone.html

After reading Sitchin, is seems odd that Spielberg has not purchased the film rights.  Truly, the central theme of Sitchin’s books and its origin are the stuff Spielberg movies are made of.  The spark of Sitchin’s ideas came from the Hebrew Bible he read as a child and later, he sought to inform himself of history, archaeology and ancient languages as an adult in order to research them.  “The Twelfth Planet” was the first book in his Earth Chronicles and the original theme of colonizing aliens is expanded in each succeeding book.

http://www.amazon.com/Twelfth-Planet-Book-Earth-Chronicles/dp/0061379131/ref=tag_dpp_lp_edpp_img_in_f
“The Twelfth Planet”, Prologue, pg vii http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zecharia_Sitchin

As of 2010, Sitchin had written 13 books. Pop culture is inundated with references to Sitchin; the 1994 film Stargate was based conceptually on his ideas.  He continues to maintain that all or most early cultures around the globe had been influenced by extraterrestrials, including the Egyptians and the early cultures of South America.  The Annunaki and Nibiru are frequently referenced in Project Camelot interviews.  The books of Michael Tellinger are based on Sitchin’s ideas and the religions Raelism and Nuwaubian draw from Sitchin as well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zecharia_Sitchin
http://projectcamelot.org/lang/en/bob_dean_nibiru_interview_transcript_en.html
http://01universe.blogspot.com/2005/12/slave-species-of-god-by-michael.html

Of note are three reoccurring themes used by Sitchin.  Sitchin proposed that an unknown planet in the solar system with an orbital period of 3,600 years caused catastrophic events when its orbit brought it near the sun and our earth. The second theme is that the earth was a much larger planet called “Tiamat”.  Tiamat collided with a large celestial object and was broken into pieces that would become the earth and the Moon.  Stories of the flood from Sumer and the Bible comprise the third.

Recent scientific discoveries and thought appear to lend credibility to Sitchin.  The “giant impact hypothesis” is one of a handful of theories considered viable for explaining the formation of the Moon.  Additionally, the dwarf planet Eris was discovered in 2005.  Eris is the largest known dwarf planet in our solar system with an orbital period of 557 years; Sitchin’s hypothetical “Nibiru” was much larger than Eris and had an orbital period of roughly 3,600.  Evidence of catastrophic floods from prehistoric times can be found around the globe.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zecharia_Sitchin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eris_%28dwarf_planet%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_impact_hypothesis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deluge_%28prehistoric%29

However, the true problem with Sitchin is that some of his ideas are assumptions with no real basis in the ancient myths and history of mankind. Credible, detailed criticism of his work can be found readily on the internet to anyone willing to invest a little time. Michael Heiser noted in a careful search of Sumerian and Akkadian texts, Sitchin claims regarding Nibiru, the Annunaki and the twelfth planet could not be found.  He even provides a link to a free online Sumerian resource, allowing people to research Sitchin’s claims personally.

http://www.sitchiniswrong.com/nibiru/nibiru.htm
http://www.sitchiniswrong.com/VA243/VA243.htm
http://www.sitchiniswrong.com/anunnaki/anunnaki.htm
http://etcsl.orinst.ox.ac.uk/

Ian Lawton spoke to an expert on Sumer who stated, “[Sitchin] demonstrates a consistent lack of appreciation of even some of the most basic fundamentals of Sumerian and Akkadian grammar, even to the extent of regularly failing to distinguish between the two entirely different languages, and mixing words from each in interpreting the syllables of longer compound words.” This mixing of languages allows Sitchin to make amazing “discoveries.” http://jcolavito.tripod.com/lostcivilizations/id14.html

Rob Hafernik takes issue with the way Sitchin omits passages from scripture and the Sumerian texts to in order to prove his point.
http://www.skepdic.com/essays/sitchin.htm

Chris Siren looked in Sitchin’s interpretation of Sumerian astronomy and found it lacking. http://www.ramtops.co.uk/siren.html

But where we began with Spielberg, unfortunately we must end with film noir.  Alan Alford, originally a supporter of Sitchin, came to the conclusion that Sitchin was wrong when he conducted his own investigation into the mythologies of the ancient world. At the time, Alford was speaking publicly about why he disagreed with Sitchin.  According to Alford, Sitchin wrote a letter to Alford asking him to stop “bad-mouthing” him and included a veiled threat hinting that Sitchin would sue for defamation if Alford continued to refute Sitchin publicly.  Alford took the threat seriously.
http://www.eridu.co.uk/Author/human_origins/AAS_Intro2/Sitchin_Message/sitchin_message.html
http://www.eridu.co.uk/Author/human_origins/ancient_astronauts.html

–by: C. Irvin

Bob Dean

Robert Orvel Dean served in the army for 27 years. After fighting in the Korean War, Dean obtained a post at SHAPE (Supreme Headquarter

s Allied Powers Europe) which at the time was located in France. It was during his post at SHAPE that he claims he was given the security clearance that allowed him to get access to a NATO document on UFOs titled “An Assessment of the Potential Threat Against Allied Forces in Europe.” Stories of how he actually came across the assessment have varied over the years as noted in Kevin Randle’s blog. Randle also notes that the memo provided by Dean as proof of his security clearance turned out to be false.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Dean_%28ufologist%29

Timothy Good spent a fair amount of time researching Dean’s claims. He was not able to verify any of them. “Dean suggested that a number of academics had been brought into the research after the craft had been found. Dean said that Professor Sir Fred Hoyle had worked as a consultant. Good wrote to Hoyle telling him Dean had said that he was one of the “top brains consulted,” and that he, Hoyle, had made a statement to the press on May 10, 1971, that suggested Hoyle believed the probability of extraterrestrial and/or extra dimensional beings. Hoyle’s response? “There is not an element of truth in this story. There was no statement to the press.””

The Skeptical Inquirer also notes that Dean’s claims of working in intelligence could not be verified. Phil Klass reviewed Dean’s service record and in a separate article references the research done by Timothy Good and Lord/Admiral Hill-Norton in article written by Mark Ian Birdsall.

http://www.csicop.org/specialarticles/show/klass_files_volume_53/

http://www.csicop.org/specialarticles/show/klass_files_volume_48/

Bob Dean countered Randle’s statements in an interview with Michael Sallas that both Michael Hesseman and a source from Graham Birdsall had validated his claims. Hesseman is a great supporter of Adamski and is mentioned in less than glowing terms in Saucer Smear. (caveat emptor) The late Graham Birdsall was the editor of the now defunct UFO Magazine UK and according to Dean, Birdsall had only confirmed from a confidential source “Cosmic Top Secret” was a security clearance at NATO. In the same interview, Bob Dean reaffirms his belief in the veracity of Philip Corso’s story.

http://www.exopoliticsinstitute.org/Journal-vol-1-3-Dean.pdf#search=%22bob%20dean%20interview%20ufo%22

http://skepticreport.com/sr/?p=101

http://www.martiansgohome.com/smear/v45/ss980320.htm

Bob Dean eventually became involved with Project Camelot. Cassidy, co-founder of Project Camelot, is so impressed by Dean, she called him “a one-man disclosure project” in a 2008 interview and notes the 2007 interview with Dean is the most popular of the interviews from Project Camelot. In the same interview, Dean states he maintains contacts with a group of former colleagues who feed him information periodically. He alleges that the Keyhole Project involved spy satellites that could read a postage stamp. Navy Seals were sent to the Ararat anomaly (reputed to be Noah’s Ark from the biblical story) discovered by these satellites and retrieved some strange artifacts. He also says that large metal spheres are at the bottom of Lake Voskov in the Antarctic. He also claims that the IRAS project (Infrared Astronomy Satellite) discovered a large anomalous object in the 1980’s and that the late astronomer Robert Herrington knew of this object. He also endorses the theories proposed by Zecheriah Sitchin and Richard Hoagland, though Dean does disagree with them on a few minor points.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbgHyrmgRZM

The problem is that Dean manages to intersperse bits and shreds of truth in his stories. While it is true that American spy satellite images of Ararat have been de-classified and there is an anomaly on Ararat, it is still being debated as to the true nature of the formation, which could be natural. Tim LaHaye of “Left Behind” fame, wrote a book called “Babylon Rising: The Secret on Ararat” (2004) which shares some similarities of the story told by Dean. Elements of LaHaye’s plot include an ex-Navy SEAL who is part of the expedition team, a failed helicopter extraction from Ararat, old relics with strange powers, satellite pictures and the boat from the biblical story Noah’s Ark.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babylon_Rising#The_Secret_On_Ararat

http://www.space.com/news/060309_ark_update.html

http://www.amazon.com/Babylon-Rising-Secret-Tim-LaHaye/dp/0553586076/ref=pd_sim_b_1

http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=49203

There is a large magnetic anomaly under Lake Vostok, but there is no evidence to suggest that it is artificial. “Channeled” information from earthrainbownetwork.com claims that there is a large beacon in the Antarctic and it has started transmitting. Dean makes no bones about receiving information from “remote viewing” and Project Camelot readily admits that it accepts insights from channeling. It doesn’t seem surprising that Dean would make use of this channeled information, as well. I don’t know if it is worth noting, but the Vostok reentry module from the Russian space program was a metal sphere.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbgHyrmgRZM

http://www.earthrainbownetwork.com/XFiles3.htm

http://antarcticsun.usap.gov/pastIssues/2000-2001/2001_02_04.pdf

http://www.projectcamelot.org/index_archive_3.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vostok_spacecraft

Dean’s claim regarding IRAS is incorrect. The discovery of anomalous object in 1983 was determined to be a galaxy. Dean also mis-spoke regarding Robert Herrington. Herrington was an advocate of the 10th planet theory, but he had only begun to search for the object in 1991 and the search continued until his death in 1993.

http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-bib_query?bibcode=1991plas.rept…53H&db_key=AST&high=3c1017b97d27269

http://web.ipac.caltech.edu/staff/tchester/iras/no_tenth_planet_yet.htmlIn another interview from 2009 Dean talks about the Lolladoff plate, but the plate is a hoax that originally appeared in the book “Sungods in Exile”.

http://www.hiddenmysteries.org/author/hurley/ufoart.htmlIn his 2007 interview he breaks down briefly when he discusses having been inside a UFO and gives a few minutes to talk about the more personal facets of his life, his three marriages and the loss of a child to suicide.

“But this is probably my last interview. And I’ve given you a lot of… garbage here. I’ve given you a lot of material. If, within that mass of stuff I’ve shared, if you can find one or two items that are worth keeping, that’s fine. But as I said, I have a love-hate relationship with the human species, and I just know what we could be and what we’re not. In closing, I would like to say one thing. I have a love-hate relationship with the human species… I have a great belief in the future of mankind. (clears throat) We’re not a mistake. We’re not an accident. None of this is an accident. …That the human species… the human race… in spite of all of its orneriness… is a beautiful race…”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5vjv3e9xAo

http://projectcamelot.org/lang/en/bob_dean_interview_transcript_2_en.html

James Moseley

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Editor, Researcher, Supreme Commander and Prankster

“You are… a boil on the ass of ufology” –-John Keel

James Moseley is the editor and “Supreme Commander” of Saucer Smear, an unscheduled newsletter available to “unsubscribers.” Every edition of Saucer Smear is awash with humor, gossip, and skepticism. There is no subscription fee for “unsubscribers,” but donations by mail are welcome. By his own admission he is the originator of several UFO hoaxes; including the R.E. Straith letter sent to George Adamski and the Lost Creek, W.Va. UFO film, in about 1966.

Moseley traveled the country in 1953 and 1954 interviewing and researching UFO cases for a book project that was never finished. During this period he came across Ralph Horton from a story in the flying saucer file of the Atlanta Constitution. A photo of Horton had been taken with “UFO” and the “UFO” ended up in Moseley’s possession. As noted in Saucer Smear, “If Moseley had held onto it, it might have been he rather than Pflock who cracked the infamous Roswell saucer-crash case, which involved a bunch of such gadgets, adorned with weirdly marked tape.”

Some of the content from Moseley’s travels in 1953 and 1954 was eventually used for his book, co-authored by Karl Pflock, , ““Shockingly Close to the Truth: Confessions of a grave robbing ufologist” (Prometheus Books, 2002, 371pp, ISBN: 978-1573929912) with Karl Pflock. Barry Greenwood reviews it here: http://www.scientificexploration.org/journal/reviews/reviews_16_3_greenwood.pdf

Moseley co-founded Saucer News in 1954, which is noted as being among the first to expose contactee George Adamski as a hoaxer. After spending a number of years on the lecture circuit, Moseley started a newsletter in 1970 that would eventually be named Saucer Smear in 1981. Moseley continues to publish Saucer Smear: http://www.martiansgohome.com/smear

To give you a flavor of the ‘Moseley style’ here is an excerpt of a 1994 interview Moseley did with Greg Bishop on the R.E. Straith letter hoax:

“Gray Barker had a friend who’s still alive now and begged me never to reveal his name, but at the time was a kid of 18 or 20, whose father was rather high in the State Department. He wandered into his father’s office and stole some official State Department stationery, about six or seven different kinds. So, one night Barker and I got together at his place in Clarksburg, West Virginia and wrote six or seven different letters to people in the field. And the Straith letter was so-called because it was signed by R.E. Straith of the “Cultural Affairs Committee” of the State Department, and we deliberately made that part up because it didn’t exist. There was a committee with a similar name, but Straith did not exist. We opened the letter “Dear Professor Adamski,” which was flattering him because he wasn’t a professor at all, he just made that up. And it said was in essence that “there are some of us here that know of your contacts and we are behind you all the way, but we cannot come out publicly to support you at this time. But rest assured that we are behind you in spirit” etc. That was the gist of the letter, and whether Adamski thought it was a hoax or not didn’t really matter, since it was just what he wanted to hear. So he publicized it and after a few months the FBI came to him and told him to stop it. They told him it was a hoax and to stop saying that it was genuine. This was just what he needed, and he started crowing that the FBI had harassed him, and so that meant it had to be genuine. There were then two investigations by the FBI and the State Department. They went down and talked to Barker, since someone noticed that the typing on this letter was just like the ones he sent to all kinds of people. Barker got very paranoid after this and took the typewriter and broke it into many little pieces. Then he found where they were building a wall somewhere in Clarksburg, and dumped the pieces in. So, to this day that typewriter is buried in a wall somewhere in that town. Then Barker died in 1984, and I had warned him that if I outlasted him, I was going to confess, so I wouldn’t embarrass him anymore. So, after he died I put it in the next issue of Saucer Smear.”–http://www.excludedmiddle.com/J.%20Moseley.html

His Wikipedia entry is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_W._Moseley

–by C. Irvin

Andrew Basiago

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Andrew Basiago, a practicing attorney residing in Washington state, came on to the scene in late 2008 with his revelations that he had participated in a secret government time travel project (DARPA’s Project

Pegasus) with his father and had traveled to Mars; that Obama, Clinton, George Bush (W.) had all been notified of and groomed for their presidential careers as a result of Project Pegasus.  Among his other claims is that Mars was inhabited by humans who were descended from an ancient colony, he appears in the only photograph of the Gettysburg address as the child in the foreground (revealed in the Jessica Mystic interview), and that the U.S. government sent settlers to Mars as a sort of penal colony.  Basiago also makes the claim that he knew he was supposed to write a dissertation about the existence of life on Mars as his father had shown him a copy of the document when Basiago was still a child.  Basiago indicates that he is working with the disclosure movement, but his ties to an actual project such as Camelot are unclear. He has established two websites associated with his claims: projectpegasus.net and projectmars.net.

http://www.projectpegasus.net/
http://www.projectmars.net/


http://exopolitics.blogs.com/files/mars—andrew-d.-basiago—the-discovery-of-life-on-mars—12-12-08.pdf
http://www.coasttocoastam.com/guest/basiago-andrew-d/42085
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwE8m50sbWk&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxFcpbL_6HU&feature=PlayList&p=E7192142F26406FF&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=3

Alfred Lambremont Webre embraced the story, and indicated that Basiago was the “planetary whistleblower” as predicted in the ALTA report from halfpasthuman.com.  “Clif High, administrator of the Web Bot  and author of the ALTA report, states that the truth campaign of American whistle blower Andrew D. Basiago will raise Mr. Basiago’s public profile “to a very high level within the mainstream media and that such presence in the media will climb over the next 9/nine months to a planetary level.””

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-2912-Seattle-Exopolitics-Examiner~y2009m11d9-Web-Bot–Andrew-Basiago-is-predicted-planetary-level-whistleblower-for-Mars-life-and-time-travel

For those unaware of halfpasthuman.com, it is Cliff High’s attempt to forecast the future using the internet.

“We employ a technique based on radical linguistics to reduce extracts from readings of dynamic postings on the internet into an archetypical database. With this database of archtypical language, we calculate the rate of change of the language. The forecasts of the future are derived from these calculations. Our calculations are based on a system of associations between words and numeric values for emotional responses from those words. These ’emotional impact indicators’ are also of our own devising. They are attached to a data base of over 300/three hundred thousand words. This data base of linked words/phrases and emotions is our lexicon from which the future forecasting is derived.”

The developers behind halfpasthuman.com appear aware of the pitfalls, “The interpretations provide a broad brush view of the future over the next few years. …Some of our subscribers use these forecast interpretations to develop models of their own futures in our collective and changing planetary future. Some use the forecasts for trading purposes. Others for wild entertainment of the mostly implausible and highly improbable kind.”

http://www.halfpasthuman.com/altaprocess.html

And High seems uncomfortable with some of the claims that have arisen from data obtained from his reports. “So let the ‘synthetic beings’ come flying out of the Gulf of Aden Stargate….no, I mean it, seriously. Since if that is at all real, the skeptical mind will want details. And the skeptical mind will always follow the base dicta of life which includes: “ extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof” else they are as shit on my shoe, something to be scraped off and forgotten as it pollutes our understanding of manifesting reality. So to the good people (I am assuming) at Project Camelot (and elsewhere), be advised, if you present personalities who proffer extraordinary claims, you (they) had better provide extraordinary proof, or be prepared to have it all called BULLSHIT.”

Even though High does not mention Basiago by name, it is clear that he feels the connections made using his reports are problematic when the extraordinary stories from Project Camelot whistle blowers are exactly what he says, “bullshit.”

http://www.halfpasthuman.com/timeexpo2.html

Despite the perception that Basiago came out of nowhere, a little internet digging brought up his rather checkered history involving conspiracy theories.  Andrew Basiago is no stranger to outrageous claims. Doing an internet search of Basiago, the following communications from 2000 came to light:

“Dear Kris,

The “Statement of Understanding” of The Conspiracy Theory Research List (CTRL) reads:

“Rules of civility apply.  Please let us keep some focus and let’s not post everything in the world to this list.”

However, I was not approached by CTRL before a number of works written by me were published at www.ctrl.org without my permission and without compensation.  Surely, a basic rule of civility is to protect the right of authors to both control the publication of their original works and to secure remuneration for them.  Please search your web-site and remove all works written by me.

Sincerely,

Andrew D. Basiago, Esq.”

(formatted for readibility only) http://www.mail-archive.com/[email protected]/msg46963.html

“A “gentleman” calling himself Andrew D Basiago, just called my home phone and yelled and screamed at me to get his works off of my web site. This gentelman had contacted me in July to ask that I remove “all works written by me.” in the ctrl archives. I refused. The ctrl archives are unedited and shall stay that way. The “works” were posts from other lists and are public. He has stated that he feels that the posts are damaging his reputation and ability to earn a living and other complaints. His posts are found in many places.

He was completely screaming at the top of his lungs, stated he was going to take me to court. I said, “Go, ahead.” And told him No, the archives are unedited.  He said things like this is way beyond court, Do not make me come up to Noti and other threats. He also accused me of being a CIA-plant on the”left.” And also did some ravings about “pot” and my involvemnet with the CIA-Drugs issue.  He eventually hung-up after being unable to provoke me into his shouting match.”[sic] Apparently he was ticked that his polite request was refused http://www.mail-archive.com/[email protected]/msg50004.html

Additional search on the mail archive indicated why.  Basiago has been the author or proponent of nutball theories since at least the Clinton administration.  Some of the more outrageous ideas are:

Aspartame is a New World Order population control scheme.

http://www.mail-archive.com/[email protected]/msg37435.html

Hilary and Bill Clinton are secret CIA operations.

http://www.mail-archive.com/[email protected]/msg36674.html

NASA ran a mind control program on children.

http://www.mail-archive.com/[email protected]/msg47500.html

Brice Taylor was the victim of a CIA-run mind control experiment.

http://www.mail-archive.com/[email protected]/msg39850.html

–by: C. Irvin

Budd Hopkins

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Spurred by a personal 1964 sighting of a daylight disc renowned artistBudd Hopkins, conducted his first UFO field investigation in 1975.  The details of the incident, a landing and occupant sighting in North Hudson Park, NJ, were published in the Village Voice in 1976 and in his first book, Missing Time, in 1981.

Prior to the arrival of Missing Time alien abductions were largely viewed by UFO investigators as rare and puzzling anomalies, highly strange claims that seemed to exist at the periphery of the phenomenon.  There were a few compelling cases, such as the 1961 kidnapping of Betty and Barney Hill, investigated by NICAP and later detailed in John Fuller‘s book, The Interrupted Journey.  Then in 1973 two Mississippi fisherman, Calvin Parker and Charles Hickson, reported a dramatic encounter to local authorities involving capture by floating, robot-like entities.  But reports of this nature were scarce with typical CE3s far outnumbering the sensational abduction claims.

With Missing Time all of that would change as Hopkins presented evidence that abductions were much more common than had been assumed.  He argued that the memories of abductees had been altered by the UFO occupants and that hypnosis was an effective tool for penetrating this imposed amnesia.  When properly investigated CE3s that once had appeared nonsensical and incomplete were made coherent with a proper beginning, middle, and end.  Much of this had been known as Boston psychiatrist, Benjamin Simon, had penetrated a similar memory block in the Hills but this hadn’t been pursued by UFO researchers to the same extent that Hopkins would take it.  So powerful was the amnesia, Hopkins explained, that a person may not recall anything at all, not even a UFO sighting.  In the third chapter of the book he presented the case of Steven Kilburn (Michael Bershad), a man with an irrational fear of a specific stretch of road but no memories of a UFO.  Probing the phobia with hypnotic regression prompted what is now regarded as a classical abduction narrative to emerge.

Hopkins followed up Missing Time in 1987 with Intruders, largely an accounting of abductee, Kathie Davis (Debbie Jordan), and her family.  Here Hopkins details quasi-medical procedures carried out for the purpose of the production of alien/ human “hybrids” and staged parental bonding sessions where abductees are made to hold these offspring.

Three more books have followed, Witnessed (1996), Sight Unseen (2003), and his memoir, ART, LIFE, and UFOs (2009).  In Witnessed Hopkins presented the controversial case of Linda Cortile (Linda Napolitano) who is said to have been abducted from her Manhattan apartment building in view of multiple witnesses, one of them a political figure connected with the UN, Javier Perez de Cuellar.  Sight Unseen (Coauthored with Carol Rainey) looked to bridge the gap between the seemingly impossible capabilities demonstrated by UFOs and their occupants and our own recent technological achievements.

In 1976 Budd Hopkins was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship for painting and he founded the nonprofit Intruders Foundation in 1989.  His work has been influential, inviting to the fray researchers David JacobsJohn MackYvonne Smith, and others.–by Sean Elifritz

Jill Tarter

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tarterSETI scientist who claims UFOs don’t exist. Her evidence for such a scientific conclusion? She claims to have attended a single UFO lecture and once mistook the moon for a UFO. How does an astronomer holding a chair at SETI mistake the moon for a UFO?! That says it all about her qualifications in determining UFOs don’t exist. So much for being scientific and looking at the evidence. Jill, you should put your Ph.D back in whatever box of Cracker Jacks you got it from… SEE: SETI

 

 

 

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Pamela Stonebrooke

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diva1L.A. jazz singer who claims to have ongoing sexual encounters with reptilians. Of course, this came after her astral projections and past life regressions where she saw herself “as one of a brotherhood of reptilian warriors facing a catastrophic event in which we perished together.” She’s written a book and is promoting her CD. Stonebrooke is reported to have attended several ‘Bashar’ channeling seesions in which reptilians were talked about…mmmm, wonder where she got the idea about alien lizards? What do you get when you combine a fifth of vodka and your pet iguana? I’m not sure, but I think I might have an idea. Credit where credit is due, Pamela does have one hell of a voice. She bills herself as The Intergalactic Diva.

Wendelle Stevens

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Infamous support of Billy Meier and numerous other UFO hoaxes. Convicted felon with more tall tales of aliens and saucers than anyone could imagine. Stevens does probably have the largest collection of UFO photos in the world, but that certainly doesn’t make up for all of the UFO nonsense he’s promoted over the years.-RM,III.

Wendelle Stevens certainly appears to be a credulous individual without much discriminatory power when dealing with hoaxes, but I’m not convinced he’s ‘all bad’ and I am very suspicious of his felony conviction, which sounds so very much like Lazar’s. I do not know whether it was a set-up or not, but those close to Stevens say he was railroaded. I don’t think this is enough to award him a Grey Box. After all, he did champion the Meier Hoax and thus deserves a space here in the Hall of Shame, but I feel a little more charitable toward him than some. Here’s his photo site where he is still shilling his contactee stuff, including his Billy Meier books.- Schuyler

Robert A.M. Stephens

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stephensNavy SEAL wanna’ be, lied about working for NASA. Claimed to have insider NASA info about UFOs, got air time from Art Bell [Has Bell ever investigated the background of any of his guests??]. Challenged Richard Hoagland to debate on Bell’s show, cut off air by Bell as Hoagland seemed completely sane compared to the disjointed rantings of Stephens…now THAT’S saying something! Bell sued Stephens for $60mil after Stephens claimed Bell was arrested for producing porn, no evidence to back it up. Stephens is a great artist, but short a couple of aliens somewhere. (His website, Stillwater Mills, is no longer available.-Ed.)

Donald Schmitt

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A Classic UFO Watchdog Article © by R. Myers

Turned UFOlogy and Roswell into a laughing stock as his ego wrote checks his credibility couldn’t cash. Lied about his education, employment and Roswell research to reporters. Claimed to be a medical illustrator and to have a masters degree – worked for the Postal Service and didn’t have a degree at the time [How hard was that to say?]. When caught in a lie he lied some more. Claimed his former partner Kevin Randle is a government agent. The inability to tell the truth seems to be the norm in UFOlogy. SEE: Donald Schmitt. Kevin

Randle and Schmitt were co-authors of two Roswell books, “The UFO Crash at Roswell” and “The Truth about the UFO Crash at Roswell.” Randle finally dumped Schmitt when he discovered Schmitt’s real occupation and was mad aware of Schmitt’s shoddy research methods, such as claiming an assistant’s research for his own. This is very likely Brad Raddcliff. Suffice it to say that the two have engaged in a protracted pissing match over the last few years, as this evidence clearly shows. Both men subsequently published additional material on Roswell. Schmitt found a new partner, Thomas Carey, and together they published “Witness to Roswell.” They appeared on the Paracast on July 22, 2007.

Original article by R. Myers
Revised and updated by Schuyler