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This week: Aliens/Government Conspiracy
We've got a weird one for you today. Phil Schneider is a ex-government geologist who claims, among other things, to have encountered a colony of aliens underground. On the next page we have a link to a YouTube page where he tells of his experience for about six and a half minutes. It's a strange story, no doubt about that, and hecklerspray is hesitant to believe it – but the way Schneider met his end, ironically, seems to lend him quite a bit of credibility.
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Phil Schneider was a guy with one crazy story. We'll let him sum it up:
"To give you an overview of basically what I am, I started off and went through engineering school. Half of my school was in that field, and I built up a reputation for being a geological engineer, as well as a structural engineer with both military and aerospace applications. I have helped build two main bases in the United States that have some significance as far as what is called the New World Order. The first base is the one at Dulce, New Mexico. I was involved in 1979 in a fire fight with alien humanoids, and I was one of the survivors. I'm probably the only talking survivor you will ever hear. Two other survivors are under close guard. I am the only one left that knows the detailed files of the entire operation. Sixty-six Secret Service agents, FBI, Black Berets and the like, died in that fight. I was there."
Strange, right? And downright unbelievable. If you watch the video we've got to share with you, you'll see that Schneider's speaking style doesn't really help his case at all. He seems nervous in front of all those people, and has trouble delivering his speach with any amount of fluidity. It all seems like he should be easy to write off.
And as you may have guessed, Schneider was huge into the government conspiracy business. His accusations include everything from government earth quake devices to government made super-space ships to railroad cars built to contain anyone who opposed the government.
It's all too bizarre. Schneider seems so far out there that only a lunatic would believe him, right? But then there's the way he died. Before his death his ex-wife stated he told family and friends:
"Philip always told his friends and relatives, that if he ever "committed suicide" you would know that he had been murdered."
Schneider was on the touring circuit for the last two years of his life, during which he'd talk to people about everything we've listed above and more. Then he turned up dead in his apartment. His body was rotting for about a week before it was discovered, and the initial cause of death was ruled to be a stroke. His ex-wife went to see him in the funeral home, and she said she felt uncomfortable about his cause of death. She also said:
"A day later, I received a call from the Clackamas County Detectives, that the funeral director had found "something" around Philip's neck. An autopsy was performed at the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's office (in Portland, Oregon) by Dr. Gunson, and she determined that Philip had committed suicide by wrapping a rubber cathater hose three times around his neck, and half-knotting it in front."
See how it's a sudden suicide? Schneider's ex goes on to list why Phil would never, and could never, have killed himself that way. One of the reasons being Schneider had a severely mangled left hand which would have had considerable trouble wrapping the hose around his neck three times that tightly and tying it in a knot. He lost several fingers in a fight where he killed a grey alien. The creature blasted him with a blue laser beam or something, and Schneider got seriously jacked up from it. He gives an account of that particular battle in the video – watch for the stubby hand.
So is Schneider telling the truth? Is the US government really involved in so much secrecy and evil-doing? We sure hope not. But a lot of people seem to think Schneider spoke gospel truth. Watch the video…