"Alien Embryo":
Hoax Or Disinformation Ploy?
by Jorge Martin
UFO Researcher, Puerto Rico, 10-12-97
Submitted by Stig Agermose
Suspecting foul play in this incident, due to the many contradictions and strange angles in it, we continued investigating the matter further, arriving to the conclussion it was all a hoax designed to embarrass and discredit both the UFO / alien situation in Puerto Rico, as well as to discredit those involved in serious research on this phenomenon.
Mrs. Alma Rivera, press officer of the Forensic Sciences Institute of Puerto Rico, explained to us, during an interview, that at the moment of the incident they could not say that the "embryo" was really a small plastic figurine inside a small crystal jar - keychain. She explained that they must stick to law 13, which describes the forensic investigations protocols, and as the small jar and its content was part of the evidence picked up at the crime scene, they could not say anything about it until it had been analyzed by a forensics chemist [the bottle itself, the liquid contained in it and the figurine itself. "We can not do otherwise - she said. For example, the liquid inside the jar could have been some type of poison, or some type of illegal drug, it could be related to the death of the victim, therefore we must check everything throughly. It was part of the evidence gathered, and it had to be treated as such."
We understand this, but it sounds illogical if we take in account the overall situation that developed that day. A simple preliminary statement in the sense that it was a keychain, a plastic figurine, would have straightened everything out. But was everything the product of a mere misunderstanding? The results of further investigation imply a different scenario.
We asked Mr. Banojian, from WAPA TV, Channel 4, for a copy of the original unedited hard copy video taped at the crime site by Sánchez. A through frame by frame examination of the video showed the dead man was not wearing a military uniform, as originally said. Also, according to several forensic sciences witnesses, as well as policemen at the site and others, there was no military suit and no manila envelope with the words 'Base Ceiba' written on top of it. The 4 x 4 black vehicle, allegedly observed by witnesses and policemen, according to cameraman Sánchez and channel 4 news department never existed. These were incorrect details that came out from the channel premises.
The images of the crystal vial wich contained the alleged "embryo" always showed it from its sides, never showing the top of it, its cap. 'Someone' tried his best not to film the top of it, but inadvertingly did so for a couple of seconds. While checking it frame by frame, we found it showed a small hole on its top, a hole compatible with the one in the keychains mentioned in the TV report. This implied someone in channel 4 had to know about it being a figurine and not an "alien embryo" from the beginning, that it was all part of a misidentification... or a hoax. But strangely, they continued on with the story.
If this was the case, why did the police officers at the crime scene reported a "fetus of non human appearance" in their official report? How could the forensic sciences representatives, detectives and a district attorney be confused about it being a biological organism, sending it to be analyzed?
Also,after double checking with other sources we have inside the Forensic Sciences Institute, sources we trust, we concluded that everything the confidential source who allegedly worked in the institute [please refer to our previous preliminary report], who had contacted our common friend, told us the night after the incident, about a federal government covert operation going on in the institute pertaining to this case was not true. It was all disinformation, a lie.
If this was the case and the institute's personnel knew that everything was a fraud, then the alleged physician who made a phone call [according to what channel 4 news department director Enrique Cruz and Mr. Banojian] from their premises, to the Forensic Sciences Institute, either lied or was lied to when he said the important inside source he called there told him that "...even though we haven't analyzed it completely, I can tell you that it is neither something human nor any type of animal we know of".
Taking all of the above in account, it is obvious that 'someone' wanted to disinform the public and ridicule both the UFO / alien situation in Puerto Rico and abroad and those of us who seriously research and report on it, using the media, something that has been going on already for a couple of years now. The following are some examples on this.
1. About three years ago we were informed by some friends of a catholic priest that was organizing a UFO cult group with a mixture of beliefs such as aliens and UFOs mixed with angels, the Virgin Mary, and new age ideas, in the southwest of Puerto Rico.
The man was a priest at the Church of Hormigueros, a town in the southwest region, but his actions became even more suspicious when he started saying to the group's members that "...many special children had to be born, that the extraterrestrials needed them [specially the women] to colaborate in bearing this children [of course sexually and with his active participation in the process]. Eventually we came to the knowledge that this 'priest' was really a spanish CIA operative that had been brought to Puerto Rico years ago from Nicaragua.
As he said to some members of his group who talked to us on a confidential basis, he was a CIA operative in Nicaragua who was in charge, as well as others, in 'marking' for death some members of the Sandinista movement in that Central America nation. Being discovered by the Sandinistas and marked for execution by them, both the CIA and the Catholic Church, acting in accordance urgently created a false priest identity for him and got him out of Nicaragua, helping him escape and bringing him to Puerto Rico.
According to ours sources within the group his job here was to organize a UFO cult group and create a major scandal which would include reports of degenerate group sex orgies with a blend of wild religious and metaphysical beliefs and rituals in which our name would come out, falsely, as one of the leaders, in an intent to discredit our reputation.
The priest told the members of the group that I was dangerous because I was reporting on the UFO / alien situation in Puerto Rico and had a clear view of it, and was relaying this view to the public and this could not be. He even trained some of the group's members to physically 'neutralize' me, should there be need for this. Informed on this we denounced everything in our radio programn and the operative was ended.
Eventually, he was taken out the country by the church as several husbands of some of the female members of the cult group complained about and denounced to the church archdiocese and bishop of Mayaguez, in charge of the Hormigueros Catholic church, that the 'priest' was sexually involved with their wives, and threatened to "...blow his head off if he wasn't removed."
Several such UFO cult groups have flourished recently in Puerto Rico, and there's an interesting pattern in them, most of the leaders of these groups are men from central american countries who have strong background ties with either the U.S. military / intelligence community or NASA. Is this just coincidence?
2. In june1996 we were given an audio cassette tape with the alleged recording of an air combat between several U.S. Navy and several flying saucers which escorted a huge alien mother ship, allegedly nortwest of Puerto Rico. Allegedly, the recording was made by its owners when they were talking by phone and there was an apparent accidental technical malfunction wich allowed another communication to cross with theirs.
The recording allow you to hear the owners comments on what they are hearing and apparent communications between a U.S. carrier, someone apparently in a military base and the pilots of some of the alleged U.S. interceptors. Even Air Force One is included in the communications melée. At one moment it is reported that several of the jets are downed by the alien crafts and that some of the UFOs have been destroyed.
One of the UFOs was reported as crash landing in El Yunque rain forest, in Rio Grande, east of Puerto Rico, and being captured by U.S. Navy forces there. Examining the recording with several consultants who collaborate with us, U.S. military retired officers, we all came to the conclussion that it was a fraud, a forgery, as the techical lenguage used by the alleged military personnel and pilots in the recording was not the one officially used in such combat situations.
Obviously, again, 'someone' was trying to disinform us with the apparent intention of getting us to make unsubstantiated comments on the recording, to later ridicule and discredit us, possibly after revealing everything as a hoax.
3. 'Coincidentally', at the same time the recording was sent to us, the leaders of a 'UFO investigations group' organized by those days in Puerto Rico, that dresses in black swat like uniforms and behaves in a very suspicious manner, began disseminating all over Puerto Rico several color photographs of an alleged alien laying on a hospital examination table. The story behind the pictures was that they showed an alien captured by U.S. forces during the crash of a UFO in El Yunque rain forest.
The pictures were eventually shown in TV, where another alleged 'UFO researcher' presented them as bona fide photos of the aliens of the Roswell case. In reality, the photographs were those of the rubber prop dummies made for the Showtime movie "Roswell", produced by Paul Davids.
This same group has participated in other hoaxes, as we will see below, and we must ask: Why is a UFO investigations group disseminating disinformation and hoaxes on this matter, instead of doing everything possible to do serious research and report on it with the upmost ethical behavior? I think the answer is obvious to all of us in this field.
4. On the night of may 5, 1997 a UFO crash was reported as having occurred in the town of Lajas, Puerto Rico, in the southwest. Having had people there that night and going there ourselves that same night, we became aware that nothing like that had happened at the site.
A fire at the site was due to dry pasture fires in the area due to a very heavy drought season Puerto Rico was going thru at the moment. The false 'UFO crash' incident was fabricated by a self proclaimed 'UFO investigator' of unethical behavior, a self proclaimed contactee and cult leader in the area, and the leaders of the 'UFO investigations group' mentioned above.
Several representatives of all the puertorican TV channels news department told us they knew everything was a fraud, a hoax, but nevertheless all of them presented the case afterwards in their broadscasts as a genuine. Eventually, it was obvious to all that no such thing had happened and it was all a lie, a fabrication perpetrated by those already mentioned.
The southwest region of Puerto Rico has been, for decades, the site of a strong alien /UFO activity which seems to imply there's an alien underground base in the area. This unfortunate episode, created by individuals who are only looking for publicity [and maybe to discredit everything], has served the purpose of casting some doubts on the credibility of the many real and important UFO related incidents that occurr in that area.
Simultanously with this, a female news reporter from one of the channels, asked us to give an opinion on a video image of an alleged brightly lit UFO taped by a woman in the town of Adjuntas that same day. As the image looked suspicious we asked her and her husband, her cameraman, if they had been to the actual site where the "UFO" was seen, because by the type of glare it could be a mere reflection of the sun over a residence window panel.
They both assured to us they had been at the exact site in the mountain where the ufo had been and there was nothing there but grass and brush, dense vegetation. As in the "alien embryo" case, motive of this report, we expressed our concern on giving any cathegorical statements on the matter.
We said that as we had not been at the site to examine it nor spoken with the alleged witness who videotaped the 'UFO', and as we were only looking at the image of something on a video, the only thing we could say was that "...there seem to be something there, but we can't say anything about it until more scientific analysis is made on it and more data is obtained." I was surprised later on that same day when a reporter of another channel presented the same video and explained that the 'UFO' in it was only the reflection of the sun on a glass window panel in a residence located in that mountain. The female reporter and her husband had lied to us...Maybe with the intention of ridiculing and discrediting us? Again, if that was their motive, it did nor work.
5. Lately, several local TV programs have interviewed charlatans, self proclaimed contactees and 'alien ambassadors' whose wild claims helped ridicule the phenomenon.
Again, was the "alien embryo" episode a disinformation ploy? If so, why? The situation described below may give us the answer to this.
The Caribbean National Rain Forest, located in the Sierra de Luquillo, east of Puerto Rico, has been another site of heavy alien / UFO activity in our contry for decades [and apparently for centuries, if we take in account many legends that go far back to the times of our extinct indian ancestors.] Among the several strange situations that occurr there, there have been numerous mysterious dissapearances of children, adults and U.S. military personnel.
Recently, another such incident happened in august 1997, in which Dr. Darby Williams, Dean of Bowling Green University, in Ohio, U.S.A., dissapeared there. Fortunately, he reappeared after 12 days, but everyone was concerned and stranged that local and federal authorities would not let him speak freely with the media, and the few things he said were not logical.
But his case opened a pandora box, because it made us puertoricans remember other such situations in the forest, as well as many incidents in which people claimed having had encounters with either alien humanoid type creatures and UFOs.
These reports motivated reporter Carmen Jovet to do a special program of the matter, analyzing Williams's case as well as the many strange incidents in the forest. We helped her in the production of the special. Several very reliable witnesses related their accounts on their experiences in El Yunque. Some of them, while lost in the forest, encountered strange humanoid beings, others encountered Grey type aliens and enigmatic 'balls of light' that behave intelligently.
Pictures of two grey type aliens taken up in the lane that goes up to Mount Britton, in the forest, were shown during the special. Also, two military helicopter pilots and officers from the national Guard talked about their frequent encounters with UFOs coming out from or going into El Yunque rain forest. Also, other things pertaining to the possibility of the existence of secret U.S. military facilities in El Yunque wich deal with the alien situation there, were discussed. Without a doubt, the program made an impact on the audience, as everything was discussed in a very serious fashion and all witnesses were reliable. Our people, the audience, realized something is really going on pertaining to the UFO /alien situation in Puerto Rico...and 'someone' seemed to be very concerned and very upset by this. After participating in Carmen Jovet's production we have felt a lot of pressure, apparently from government agents, and several threats to our life. Apparently we touched a sensitive nerve somewhere.
To this 'someone' this was unacceptable, the panorama had to change. Therefore, what a better way to do this than creating a situation such as this "alien embryo" thing to ridicule everything and at the same time try to embarrass those of us who inform seriously on the alien subject?
As both I and veterinarian Dr. Carlos Soto are very careful with the comments we make while investigating something, the intent on discrediting us through this did not work, as we expressed our concern on the fact that we were only viewing an image in a video, not analyzing the actual alleged organism, and therefore we could not say anything cathegorical about it. But this incident helped us become aware that the media in Puerto Rico is being used, specially the TV channels, to disinform about the UFO matter.

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