- An interesting addition is being made to Area 51. A new
hangar that is almost twice the size of Hangar 18 is being constructed
at the top secret testing facility for experimental aircraft ("Large
New Hangar at Area 51,"). The construction is located SE of the South
Ramp and is an estimated size of 200x500 feet and roughly 100 feet tall.
Although the sides of the structure are unfinished, a huge hangar door
is visible from the side facing the flight line. Evidently, Area 51 is
expanding its business. But, just what is the base's business? Of course,
theories abound. Even more abundant are myths.
- When investigating Area 51, one must wade through a sea
of disinformation, rumors, and legends. Perhaps the most popular claim
regarding Area 51 is that the installation houses an extraterrestrial biological
entity and "reverse engineered" alien technology. The 1997 documentary
film Area 51: The Alien Interview helped to invigorate this belief. This
film featured footage of an alleged alien inside a glass "bio-containment
area" ("Area 51: The Alien Interview," Wikipedia: The Free
Encyclopedia,). The video runs for approximately two minutes and 55 seconds
with no audio. It concludes with the alien convulsing violently and being
aided by two heavily outfitted medics.
- Although the video seemed to satisfy UFO researchers
like Michael Hesemann and Robert Dean, it did raise suspicions with Hollywood
special effects wizard John Criswell and image analyst Jim Dilettso. However,
what is most suspicious is the source of the footage, a man identifying
himself only as "Victor." Victor claimed that the ultimate motive
was to inform the public about the "truth" regarding UFOs).
Yet, simultaneously, he insisted on being paid for the rights to air the
video, contending that he needed "some small measure of monetary freedom"
to counter the potential consequences of his revelations concerning UFO
- Given these oddities surrounding the purported "alien
interview," one might wonder if Victor's revelation was motivated
by something far more sinister than monetary gain. What if Area 51 is
not in the UFO business at all? What if Victor's video was fabricated
to merely reinforce that presupposition? If this is the case, then what
is Area 51's true purpose? Many seeking the answer to this question might
try searching through apocryphal UFO documents, such as Majestic 12. However,
the answer is more likely to be found in the records of the Federal Aviation
- According to the F.A.A.'s records, a C-123K cargo plane,
serial number 54-0679, was shot down over Nicaragua (Denton and Morris,
no pagination). Inside the plane, the Sandinistas not only found arms intended
for the Contras, but also discovered logs that linked the C-123K to Area
51 (no pagination). Looking into this plane's background leads one to
the CIA's doorstep. The plane was leased by Southern Air Transport, a CIA
front company ("Barry Seal,"). The plane's surviving crew member,
Eugene Hasenfus, was a cargo handler for the Central Intelligence Agency.
It was his admissions that would lead to the Iran-Contra scandal breaking
wide open (Denton and Morris).
- Months before the plane was shot down, its original owner,
Barry Seal, had been murdered. Barry Seal was known as America's most successful
drug smuggler, and many believe that his murder was a gangland hit. After
all, Seal did bring drugs into America on behalf of the Medellin Cartel.
However, there is a body of evidence that effectively refutes this contention.
When asked if Barry Seal feared that the Ochoa crime family would kill
him, Seal's good friend Rene Martin explained that Seal did not fear the
Colombians because he did not implicate senior organization members (Hopsicker
377). So, who had the motive to kill Seal? According to Seal's lawyer,
Lewis Unglesby, Seal had expressed a willingness to testify against George
- The truth is that Seal was working for the CIA. Former
CIA pilot Tosh Plumlee, claims that Seal's relationship with the CIA began
as far back as the 1950s.
- In an interview, Plumlee stated: "Barry Seal was
involved with military intelligence in the early days... Military intelligence
was the real game, with the CIA just acting as logistical people. Barry
was a peripheral player back then, but he was a CIA 'contract' pilot all
the way back to 1956 or 1957." (113) Plumlee also told Hopsicker that
Seal had been involved with none other than the Blond Ghost himself, CIA
officer Ted Shackley:
- "Barry Seal did a lot of damn good stuff in the
late 60's," CIA pilot Tosh Plumlee told us. "In 67 and 68 he
was with Air America in South Vietnam and Laos doing Search and Destroy
and Special Ops with Ted Shackley's boys. He'd been recruited for Special
Ops because of the 'Cuban thing.'" (156)
- In an interview with investigative researcher Daniel
Hopsicker, CIA contract agent Gary Hemming even claimed that Seal was part
of the infamous, CIA-sponsored project known as Operation 40 (143). Seal
also worked with Sonia Atala, a drug baron whose operations were protected
by the CIA, according to former DEA agent (254). It is more likely that
Seal was killed by people connected to America's intelligence community
than drug dealers with the Medellin Cartel. Barry Seal's secretary, Dandra
Seale, believed that the government was responsible for his death. In an
interview with Daniel Hopsicker, Dandra stated: "The CIA people here
allowed it to happen. He had a chart, he had dirt on anybody and everybody"
- Daniel Hopsicker conducted an investigation to find out
who directed the Seal hit. This led him to Richard Sharpstein, a prominent
Miami defense attorney who represented three of convicted assassins. Hopsicker's
interview with Sharpstein pointed to Oliver North as the culprit. Hopsicker
- "I represented Miguel Velez for the Barry Seal homicide,
which was one of the most incredible experiences I have ever been through,"
Sharpstein began. "It was an amazing experience. Nobody wanted to
think about what any of this meant back in 1986. The implications were
just too big. And I'm only speaking with you now because some of this
has leaked out. All three of the Colombians who went on trial always told
us - their lawyers - that they were being directed, after they got into
this country, on what to do and where to go by an 'anonymous gringo,' a
United States Military officer, who they quickly figured out was Oliver
North," Sharpstein says.
- "Say that again?" we asked. We were sure we'd
heard it right the first time; we just needed confirmation. . . "Once
they rendezvoused together in the States," explained Sharpstein,
"they, the Colombians, were being directed, by phone, by a man who
insisted on remaining anonymous, but who did identify himself as being
an officer in the American military. They were put in touch with this officer
through Rafa (a Colombian smuggler) who was the guy my client worked for.
And they all believed that it was Oliver North." (372)
- Why would Ollie North direct the execution of Barry Seal?
Could the fact that congressional investigators found no less than 500
references to drugs in North's notebooks (those he did not shred) have
something to do with it (Hopsicker 4)? The truth is that our own government
has been in on the trafficking of drugs for quite some time now. There
are many reasons for this involvement. Drug money helps prop up a precarious,
unstable national economy. Drug money helps fund covert operations that
Congress and Americans would frown upon. However, the most sinister reason
was provided by deceased researcher Jim Keith in his Casebook on
- Alternative 3:
- there is a war going on worldwide which at one level
has nothing to do with drugs, although it can be sold to the public, particularly
the American public, on the basis of suppression of drugs. By simultaneously
creating anti-drug legislation and fostering drug trade (mirroring the
operation that took place in America during Prohibition), international
manipulators obtain both a rationalization for that war and for the increased
police penetration of society and suppression of political freedoms. The
fundamental game is not traffic in drugs, but the traffic in human lives
and energy, the buying, selling and herding of cattle-resources. It boils
down to the ultimate master/slave relationship with the master in a continual
struggle for profits and to keep the people uninformed, sated, mindless,
- The "host," be it animal, human or planet,
is anesthetized, then drained by its parasitic self-styled masters. And
then the ravaged hulk is discarded. (99-100) Is all the talk about aliens
at Area 51 merely a smokescreen? Has Area 51 been involved in the same
intelligence-connected drug smuggling operation that Barry Seal participated
in? It would not be the first time that criminal activity was conducted
at Area 51 under a national security pretext. In 1994, the Air Force and
the Environmental Protection Agency were sued by five unnamed civilian
contractors and the widows of contractors Robert Frost and Walter Kasza
(Stahl). These contractors claimed to be at Groom Lake when unknown chemicals
were burned in open pits and trenches there (no pagination). George Washington
University law professor Jonathan Turley took on the contractors' case.
Biopsies were conducted on the complainants and analyzed by biochemists
at Rutgers University. The biopsies revealed high levels of dioxin, trichloroethylene,
and dibenzofuran in the contractors' body fat.
- The complainants claimed that exposure to the chemicals
at Groom Lake had resulted in liver, skin, and respiratory damage (no pagination).
Worse still, the complainants claimed that the chemicals had even contributed
to the deaths of Kasza and Frost (no pagination). The survivors wanted
compensation, alleging that the USAF had illegally handled toxic chemicals
in violation of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (no pagination).
The survivors also claimed that the EPA was guilty of turning its head
the other way).
- The complainants required more information about the
chemicals so that they could seek medical treatment for their injuries.
However, the government claimed that revealing classified information concerning
the chemicals burnt at the Groom would threaten national security. In
an interview with Leslie Stahl of 60 Minutes, Lee H. Hamilton, who had
been the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, stated: "The
Air Force is classifying all information about Area 51 in order to protect
themselves from a lawsuit"). When the case went before the U.S. Court
of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Secretary of the Air Force Sheila E.
Widnall claimed information about materials in the air could not be revealed,
alleging that such exposure could "reveal military operational capabilities
or the nature and scope of classified operations" ("US 9th Circuit
ruling on Kasza V Browner and related case Frost V Perry, Lake, Widnall,").
- If the government is willing to hide the fact that toxic
materials were burnt at Area 51, then it would certainly try to conceal
evidence of intelligence-connected drug smuggling at Area 51 as well. What
better way is there to hide such a revelation than spreading disinformation
about Greys from Zeta-Reticuli collaborating with the government at Area
51? Behind the alien smokescreen may lurk a story of guns, drugs, and intelligence
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8 January 1998
- About the Authors
- Phillip D. Collins acted as the editor for The Hidden
Face of Terrorism. He co-authored the book The Ascendancy of the Scientific
Dictatorship, which is available at www.amazon.com. It is also available
as an E- book at www.4acloserlook.com. Phillip has also written articles
for Paranoia Magazine, MKzine, News With Views, B.I.P.E.D.: The Official
Website of Darwinian Dissent and Conspiracy Archive. He has also been interviewed
on several radio programs, including A Closer Look, Peering Into Darkness,
From the Grassy Knoll, Frankly Speaking, the ByteShow, and Sphinx Radio.
- In 1999, Phillip earned an Associate degree of Arts and
Science. In 2006, he earned a bachelor's degree with a major in communication
studies and liberal studies along with a minor in philosophy. During the
course of his seven-year college career, Phillip has studied philosophy,
religion, political science, semiotics, journalism, theatre, and classic
literature. He recently completed a collection of short stories, poetry,
and prose entitled Expansive Thoughts. Readers can learn more about it
- Paul D. Collins has studied suppressed history and the
shadowy undercurrents of world political dynamics for roughly eleven years.
In 1999, he earned his Associate of Arts and Science degree. In 2006, he
completed his bachelor's degree with a major in liberal studies and a minor
political science. Paul has authored another book entitled The Hidden Face
of Terrorism: The Dark Side of Social Engineering, From Antiquity to September
11. Published in November 2002, the book is available online from www.1stbooks.com,
barnesandnoble.com, and also amazon.com. It can be purchased as an e-book
(ISBN 1-4033-6798-1) or in paperback format (ISBN 1-4033-6799-X). Paul
also co-authored The Ascendancy of the Scientific Dictatorship.
- A comprehensive collection of Collins articles can be
found at: conspiracyarchive.com/Commentary/Collins.php. http://www.conspiracyarchive.com/Commentary/Alien_Smokescreen.htm