- The patient was *Paul Dering, a man of
45+ years, who had a foreign object lodged in his left thumb. The object
was discovered when he had his wrist x-rayed as a result of a skiing accident
in 1990. An emergency room doctor showed him the x-ray which revealed a
tiny opaque object in his left thumb. Paul was shocked by the x-ray; he
had no idea how the object had became imbedded into the flesh of his thumb.
He could not recall ever having injured his thumb or cut it to a degree
which would have allowed such an object to insert itself. Furthermore,
there was no scar tissue. He had never had surgery on his thumb; no unusual
experience either from childhood or the military could account for the
presence of this object which had now, for the first time, revealed itself
on a piece of x-ray film.
- When Paul consulted his local HMO, they
told him that because the object did not represent any kind of life threatening
situation, they refused him treatment. Accepting that explanation, Paul
decided not to pursue the matter further; nevertheless he was not able
to forget the mysterious foreign object in his thumb.
- A few years later, Paul attended a MUFON
(Mutual Unidentified Flying Object Network) meeting to hear a lecture by
Dr. Roger Leir, a noted Podiatrist and Ufologist who specialized in the
removal of foreign objects (implants) from the feet of persons. Dr. Leir,
with the assistance of his partner, Derrel Sims a hypnoanesthesiologist,
and their surgical team had successfully removed foreign objects from the
hands and feet of several patients. At the conclusion of the lecture, Paul
introduced himself to Dr. Leir and briefly described the foreign object
in his thumb. Dr. Leir gave Paul his card and told him to give him a call.
About six weeks later, Paul made an appointment with Dr. Leir. The x-rays
were examined, then Dr. Leir arranged to have additional x-rays taken to
make certain that Paul's object was indeed still there and had not moved.
Both sets of x-rays confirmed that some type of foreign object was embedded
within the flesh of Paul's left thumb.
- At Dr. Leir's suggestion, Paul met with
Derrel Sims several weeks later.
- Mr. Sims confirmed that the 'object'
appeared similar to others the team had previously removed and possibly
had been implanted by an encounter with some type of alien. Both Mr. Sims
and Dr. Leir recommended surgery to remove the object.
- As a result of this prognosis, Paul expressed
a feeling of anger, hopelessness, fear and indignation that someone alien
to our planet or perhaps our own Government would implant a tracking device
into his body. His personal feeling was that: "It was a crime against
humanity!" He immediately agreed to the surgery. Whatever it was,
he wanted it out!
- During the ensuing weeks the details
were worked out. The surgery was to take place at a Simi Valley surgical
center. A Dr. *Ablemeiser, a general surgeon and friend of Dr. Leir, would
perform the operation. Dr. Leir was responsible for all the arrangements
including hiring the necessary personnel. Derrel Sims was to perform the
hypnoanesthesia on the patient. The entire operation would be filmed as
part of an NBC Special two hour movie to be aired during the February sweeps,
1999. During a series of surgeries performed by Leir/Sims in 1996, famed
author Whitley Strieber had been present to witness implants removed from
three patients. In his new book "Confirmation", published earlier
this year, Mr. Strieber discussed the results of these surgeries including
subsequent revelations regarding the implants. The producers of a new two
hour special called Confirmation, became convinced of the authenticity
of the implants and the theories relating to their origins. A meeting was
arranged between the producers of the film and the partners, Leir/Sims.
Negotiations were conducted, details were agreed upon and a contract was
signed for the showing of a two hour prime time special in February of
1999. The date was set for the surgery: August 17, 1998.
- Dr. Leir had invited twenty some guests
to attend the surgery to witness the event as it transpired. Many of the
guests were local members of MUFON who had expressed an interest in the
proceedings. Dr. Leir is Section Director of the Ventura/Santa Barbara
Chapter of MUFON. In order for the guests to get a clear, unobstructed
view of the actual surgery, a TV monitor was set up in a waiting room located
near the surgery room. There were two video cameras used to record the
event: NBC had their own crew and Leir/Sims were also taping the proceedings.
Dr. Leir functioned as narrator for the benefit of the guests.
- The patient was brought into the surgery
room. Derrel Sims began his hypnotic anesthesia procedure which would insure
that Mr. Dering would feel no pain during any phase of the operation. A
medical anesthetist assisted. Additionally, the patient was given a local
anesthetic. A special x-ray machine called a "C" Arm was used
during the procedure to pin point the position of the object before its
- Once the foreign object was located on
the screen of the x-ray, Dr. Ablemeiser made an incision with his scalpel.
The object was quickly located and extracted. Dr. Leir examined the object
and informed his audience that it was ''strikingly similar in appearance
and size to several other objects they had previously removed." Resembling
a cantaloupe seed, the tiny object was covered with a dark, grey shiny
membranous tissue. It was placed in a vial containing the patients own
blood serum, sealed and dated. Several days later, a member of the NBC
team arranged to have the vial transported by bonded courier to a laboratory
in San Antonio, Texas for analysis. The security precautions were necessary
to prevent any contamination of the specimen and to protect the integrity
of the entire procedure. All of these steps were recorded by the network
- Paul Dering quickly recovered from the
surgery. The stitches were removed in a week. During the first two weeks
after the operation, Paul experienced some pain and tenderness in his thumb.
There was some difficulty with the wound closing completely. When the final
healing took place, the scar that remained was barely visible. The Implant
will eventually be subjected to a variety of tests. The results of first
analysis reveals that the Implant bears close resemblance to the other
Implants removed in the 1995 and 1996 surgeries. Prior to the August 17th
surgery, there were seven additional surgeries performed. Three out of
the eight patients turned out to have nearly identical, highly anomalous
iron alloy objects involved. In all cases, ultra hard metallic highly magnetic
'cores' were surrounded by an ultra dense dark grey membrane which could
not be cut with a brand new scalpel. The membrane somehow prevented any
sign of inflammation or rejection. The objects are believed by some to
be of 'alien' origin, have been identified by top scientists to be of meteor-like
composition. A complete accounting of all previous surgeries including
histories of some of the patients will be available in a new book, "The
Aliens and the Scalpel" authored by Dr. Roger Leir. The book, published
by The National Institute for Discovery Science and the Bigelow Foundation
through Granite Press, will be available in October, 1998. Further details
and articles concerning this subject can be found on the Internet: http://www.firstevidence.org.
- *Some names have been changed to protect
- Another Side Of The Implant Story
By Virgil Priscu MD
I think I have to react to the above mentioned posting because
I feel that people with interest in the UFO field can be mislead by the
- I am a physician, specialist in anesthesiology, head
of a Department in a teaching hospital in Israel. I have also a long time
interest in UFO phenomena.
- I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Derrel Sims personally
during a recent visit he made in Israel.At that occasion he presented in
front of a
- Let me point out some details: Dr. R. Lear, Mr. Sims'
collaborator is not a physician (MD), and much less a "surgeon",
but a podiatrist (licenced to make small surgical interventions on the
foot only.) Mr Simms could be a "qualified Hypnotherapist" -
I do not know.
- What I know for sure is that Mr Sims stories have medical
inaccuracies regarding details of the operations performed for the removals
of what he and his organisation (FIRST) claims to be "implants"
(with all the implications of this term -in the way it is used -namely
implying to describe an object manufactured by extraterrestrial beings
with the purpose of monitoring/controling humans, etc.)
- Absolutely no evidence of such was presented by Mr. Sims
at the presentation which I personally witnessed. I could add that he became
visibly disturbed when I asked him specific questions regarding the alleged
"implants" and he gave inadequate answers regarding such specific
topics as the dose of local anesthetic used for the extraction of the so
- I specifically asked him to provide me with color slides
of the actual pathological specimens that he extracted from the subjects
studied. He declined under various motives.
- No other evidence or specimen was available to my specific
request. I asked him for such because I have the possibility to made them
examined by some of my friends either in the pathology Dpt of my Medical
Center, The Forensic Medical Institute at Abu Kabir or at The Weizmann
Institute in Rehovot - Israel.
- No specimen, pathological slide or other material was
available from Mr. Sims for examination by an independent specialist or
laboratory - as I have asked. I am afraid that all claims made by Mr Sims
or his associates have not been confirmed or underwent a pair review process,
therefore I personally have serious doubts as to the veracity of those
- I would like to emphasize that I am a physician with
about 20 years of experience in the operating room, in the field of anesthesiology
and emergency medicine. I know a thing or two about what we call "Foreign
Bodies" (FB) found quite often, especially in the feet of some unsuspecting
patients by an incidental X Ray made for another purpose.
- They get there by a variety of methods : waking or playing
bare foot on the beach, grass etc, and not noticing when the FB is getting
in. (during a fall, running, getting hurt by some other bigger object from
which a small splinter can get into one's foot and remain there for many,
many years under the skin - until sometimes they are discovered by chance
while some other physician or medical practitioner - like a podiatrist
- is examining the patient for another, unrelated complain - and sometimes
X Ray their feet!) If it is a substance that degrade slowly, then after
years only a small notch of"reaction" tissue remains in the place
of the former FB. It is composed of human tissue components - etc.. No
mystery, no "implants".
- This is my two cents of caution about the above mentioned
subject. I firmly belive that "UFO phenomena" exist.
- I also firmly belive that meticulous research by competent
persons is the way to the truth.
- Sincerely yours,
- Virgil Priscu MD