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This week: Government Conspiracies/Aliens
The X-Files were right, apparently. Well that's what some would have you believe anyway. Those are the people who believe firmly that the United States government is working in collaboration with extra terrestrials in a secret underground base in Dulce, New Mexico. And what projects are people and ETs standing side by side working on? Why, the genetic alteration of captive human beings in a torturous manner, among other things.
Dulce is a town nestled along New Mexico's northern border. It's a small town – typical in every way. Except that its supposedly the world-hub for alien-human collaboration on horrific genetic experiments. There's very little evidence of the base's existence, but the term 'very little' is a far cry from 'no.'
Best we can tell the Dulce conspiracy theories started in 1956 when Saucer News editor James Moseley claimed the US government was building saucers in an underground base located in a non-specific southwestern US state. More specifically he said:
"'The whole project is so highly classified that ordinary military pilots and even the Air Force's saucer investigators on Project Blue Book could not possibly know about it. In fact, this type of saucer IS NOT built by the American Government AS WE ORDINARILY UNDERSTAND THE WORD 'GOVERNMENT.' As fantastic as this might sound… these saucers are actually built, operated, and maintained by an organisation which is ENTIRELY SEPARATE from the military and political branches of the Government that we know about. Although a handful of people at the very top of the Government know about the existence of this project, they have no direct contact with it… I shall call this secret project, 'The Organisation.'"
Intense, right? Well that was in 1956 – since then we have a good deal more detail on the subject – namely from a man who claims to have interviewed one or more former base employees. He wrote a book on it called The Dulce Book, and goes by the one-name moniker Branton. In his book he claims a lot of things happen at the base – among them:
"(There) are experiments done on fish, seals, birds and mice that are vastly altered from their original forms. There are multi-armed and multi-legged humans and several cages of humanoid bat-like creatures up to seven feet tall. The aliens have taught the humans a lot about genetics, things both useful and dangerous."
It gets worse, as the former employee states in the book:
"I frequently encountered humans in cages, usually dazed or drugged, but sometimes they cried and begged for help. We were told they were hopelessly insane and involved in high-risk drug tests to cure insanity. We were told never to speak to them at all."
The human experiments, depending on the source, occur deep in the base – either on floor six or seven. That level has come to be known as Nightmare Hall. But that's not all we know about the base, according to some, pretty specific details are publicly known. Wikipedia says:
"In 1969, the base was built northwest of Dulce in joint agreement between CIA and aliens from space. The base is allegedly located on the Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation. The entrance is on Mount Archuleta (or Archuleta Mesa). The base gets water and electricity from the Navajo River, and dumps waste water back into the same river. The U.S. government occupies the upper levels of the underground base, while the aliens control the lower levels."
There are claims that a good deal of evidence of the base's existence is floating around. Although almost all of it is questionable and unproven, its still pretty interesting. Here's Wikipedia again:
"Allegedly, a collection of security camera tapes and technical documents were stolen from the base by a disgruntled security officer. These were stored in an unknown location along with the officer's 'flash', a weapon, resembling a flashlight, which is claimed to emit some form of directed radiation. The actual documents which were stolen have not been revealed to the public, however a collection of drawings based on the documents and surveillance footage is available. Sometime in the 1990's a Japanese documentary producer had a 1-minute animation produced, based on the alleged contents of the stolen information. This animation is available on the internet and was never claimed by its creators to be actual footage."
Yeah – it says that Japanese clip is available on the internet, but we sure couldn't find it. We did bring you a clip a while back on Phil Schneider – a man who claimed he himself battled aliens at the Dulce Base. There are accounts of at least one other battle. One is given by William Cooper. He tells us about how the US government got its butt kicked by the aliens in 1969. Scientists were taken hostage by the ETs, and 66 people were killed in the battle. Listen to his account – it's right here.