- Early this morning, Phoenix-based UFO
journalist Doc Barry posted this message to the I_UFO Internet mailing
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- From: Doc Barry <firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: IUFO: Bogus Reuters News Story Date: Sunday, August 23, 1998 12:28
AM IUFO Mailing List
- A false story, supposedly a Reuters release
is being circulated on the internet. This story originated on the ACC
Images bulletin board, posted by someone named "Kitty".
- The story is a smear against Glenn Campbell,
Jeff Rense, and Michael Lindemann, accusing them of being contractors
for government agencies.
- A thorough search of Reuters dispatches
will show that there is no such Reuters story. It is a false item.
- This deliberate plant of false information,
showing a bogus wire service heading, is a glaring example of disinformation
and libel on the internet.
- The three people libeled are among the
most truthful reporters of UFO and government cover-up information found
on the internet and radio dial.
- Anyone who circulates such lies about
people known for their integrity should be punished.
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- As it happens, Steven L. Wilson, Sr.,
head director of UFO Sky Searchers International, had, only minutes before,
posted that very article (exactly as it appeared on the ACC bulletin board)
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- From: Ndunlks@aol.com To: Subject: IUFO:
[paranormal-l] Reuters News Date: Saturday, August 22, 1998 11:59 PM IUFO
- REUTERS NEWS
- Air Force ADMITs that 'Area 51' Glen
Campbell, Mike Linderman and Show Host Jeff Rense are 'Government Contractors'
- Posted by Kitty on Friday, 21 August
1998, at 11:55 p.m. REUTERS NEWS SERVICE (L O N D O N) 8:30 GMT August
- In a brief interview with paranormal
reporter Pierre Stahl of Germany's STERN MAGAZINE, Captain Paul Scott Lewis,
US Navy, and head of Intelligence Operations for the United States Space
Command, headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado,
admitted that the US Air Force has been 'deliberately' misleading the public
for some time about the existence and intelligent control of so-called
Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs). Captain Lewis, among other startling
admissions, identified that the Air Force had maintained a 'Duty Cover'
operation for Nellis Air Force base, where special flying craft of the
United States Military were 'hidden' behind intelligence operations intended
to make these advanced so-called 'Warfighter Aircraft' look like Flying
Saucers. Among those named in the deception: Glen Campbell, operator of
the 'Area 51 Information Center', and one Michael Linderman, who writes
a popular alternative newsletter about UFOS called 'CNI News'. Lewis also
identified Radio Show Host Jeff Rense, who he indicated was employed by
a small National Security group assigned to Peterson Air Force Base, which
operates the 'Orbit 7 Network', a phony Radio Network which was organized
to plant stories into the Civilian Broadcast Channels. When asked why he
had decided to publicize these obviously sensitive matters, Captain Lewis
cited recent disagreements between himself and General Howell Estes, head
of the United States Space Command, over Public Policy Captain Lewis believes
these Covert Operations appear to violate, leading to his decision to leave
the United States Space Command and return to the United States Navy. Lewis
also indicated that the Air Force and the United Space Command were 'failing
to disclose' the true nature of actual Flying Disk Spacecraft which have
visited Earth during the modern era, and while refusing to admit or deny
the existence, indicated that President Clinton may not have been telling
the whole truth, when he denied that the United States Department of Defense
had captured an alien spacecraft. Captain Lewis's credentials and curriculum
vitae are remarkably impressive for so outspoken a critic of the Air Force's
policies. After a lengthy career at Fleet Intelligence Center in the US
Navy ADP Section, From January 1978 until June 1983 CAPT Lewis served two
consecutive Norfolk, VA tours: first, at Fleet Intelligence Center Europe
and Atlantic where he served as Chief of the ADP section supporting production
of the Naval Intelligence Processing System; then at United States Commander
in Chief Atlantic where he stood up the mission planning center for the
Tomahawk Land Attack Missile. Next CAPT Lewis served as Deputy Assistant
Chief of Staff for intelligence on the Commander Sixth Fleet staff and
supported multiple operations in the Mediterranean littoral. In 1985 he
attended the Naval Command and Staff College in Newport, RI, where he earned
a master of arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies and
another MA in International Relations from Salve Regina College also in
Newport, RI. He entered defense attache training in June 1986 followed
by an assignment as an Assistant Naval Attache from January 1987 until
January 1990 at USDAO Rome, Italy. From January 1990 until March 1992,
CAPT Lewis served as Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence and as Space
and Electronic Warfare Coordinator for the Commander, Carrier Group Six,
embarked in USS Forrestal (CV 59). This operational tour was followed by
four years of duty at two Washington, DC area commands; the first being
with Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command as acting program manager
for the Navy Tactical Command System/Afloat; then at Defense Information
Systems Agency as Chief, C4I Engineering Management supporting initial
deployment of the Global Command and Control System. From there, CAPT
Lewis assumed his present duty assignment in August 1997 and currently
serves as the Director of Intelligence for NORAD and USSPACECO. CAPT
Lewis is married to the former Tonya Lanham, from Owensboro, KY, and they
have four children.
- (c) Copyright 1998 Reuters News Service.
All Rights Reserved.
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- A clue to what may underlie this rather
clumsy forgery can be found in the following exchange, which took place
the 12th of this month on Jeff Rense's program "Sightings on the Radio."
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- Michael Lindemann: ...American Computer
Company was making an enormous and rather aggravating splash on the airwaves
and on the Internet for a long, long time, with one outlandish claim after
another. Now it turns out that American Computer Company has decided that
they cannot release their transcapacitor, their allegedly amazing new device
derived from alien technology...they cannot release it, they cannot release
any products related to it, because to do so might be in violation of a
1967 outer space treaty which apparently...prohibits any private party
from profiting from materials received from outer space....This is a truly
astonishing gambit on ACC's part. It shows that whoever writes their stuff
has not lost his imagination.
- Jeff Rense: Oh, it's a brilliant out,
as they say.
- Michael Lindemann: As they say. But,
it reeks of livestock exhaust....
- Michael Lindemann: I think it is fair
to say, now that we have some perceptive on this, Jeff, now that we can
look back several months on the last major appearance of Mr. Jack on your
program, I think it is fair to say, that whether by design or serendipity,
you really silenced that whole operation. And, I don't know if our listeners
are sad to see the circus end, but that was a master stroke, in a way,
and, of course, it relied heavily on the call from the lady whose name
I forget... [Edith - KW]
- Jeff Rense: Well, I think we really
need to be sure that our listeners understand that there was no design
on my part to orchestrate, in any way shape or form, what transpired on
that program. That is cast in stone. What happened there was largely spontaneous,
it was certainly an elective response on the part of Mr. Shulman, it was
not my desire for any of this to transpire. However, I simply set the
table -- the manners of the invitees are their own
- Michael Lindemann: Well, indeed, indeed.
And it strikes me, frankly, as somewhat astonishing that we haven't heard,
really, much at all from ACC since that very night.
- Jeff Rense: Well I think it's sensible
that they would take a rather low road [sic] for a bit and let the dust
- Michael Lindemann: Well, it seems they
have. But now they've come up with something else for us to be amused
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- What exactly did "transpire"
on that fateful program? You can listen in on the fireworks by pointing
your browser to:
- and clicking on the May 1, 1998 program.
Until then, of course, Jack Shulman had been a frequent guest on "Sightings."
- Edith's call begins 29 minutes, 45 seconds
into the program.
- If you do listen, you'll discover that
the episode is related to Glenn Campbell's dispute with ACC, which he chronicles
at these URL's"
- I was first tipped off to what I consider
ACC's true colors by this rather insightful posting of I_UFO's Stuart Bonzdulsa.
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- Subj: Re: IUFO: ACC/Bell Labs Controversy
Update Date: 97-11-01 23:48:15 EST From: Bonzdulsa@aol.com Sender: email@example.com
Reply-to: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com
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- In a message dated 97-11-01 22:16:09
EST, Doc wrote:
- << American Computer Company has
updated its page on the controversy as of Oct. 31, 1997. Included below
if you have interest. --- Doc in Phoenix
- ---------- http://www.american-computer.com/roswell.htm
- Yeah, I did. I looked at the site, and
then did what I customarily do and looked at the HTML source code. And
this is what I found:
- <HEAD <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type"
CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" <META NAME="Keywords"
CONTENT="computer, pc, personal, software,hardware,web, ibm, monitor,
internet, adult, entertainment, modem, disk, floppy, display, crt,microsoft,
windows, nt, unix, security, cable, access, sex, supercomputer, warranty,
video, audio, speakers, keyboard, mouse, lotus, sql, server, symantec,act,
electronic, pad, control, download, graphic, gif, jpg, mpg, author, html,president,
police, television, tv, radio, conference, chat, talk, listen, push,rub,
lick, tile, floor, paint, carpet, door, desk, desktop, light, government,corporate,
marketing, sales, service, website, www, domain, internic, index,database,
manager, employment, job, jobs, opinion, ufo, alien, ufology, discount,trade,
exchange, sexual, erotic, USA, China, Canada, Mexico, Latin, America,North,
South, East, West, Europe, Asia, Russia, Africa, Middle, East,Pacific ,Australia,
- <META NAME="Description"
CONTENT="American Computer Company, headquartered inCranford, New
Jersey, the original designer of the popular PC architecture,manufactures
PCs, LANS and Servers in the USA with 5 Year Standard Warranty."
- Pay close attention to the META NAME="Keywords"
CONTENT= statement in the HTML. This page is geared to attract folks attention
to their company. Why would a computer hardware firm post keywords on their
homepage that say: adult, entertainment, sex, push, rub, lick, sexual,
- erotic, download ....yada yada yada (not
to mention UFO ufology and alien)?
- This is the poor man's way of ensuring
multiple hits on his internet site when someone searches on those keywords
from a search engine such as Webcrawler, Lycos, or Altavista.
- Sure makes me wonder what the ulterior
motive behind this page is. This page reminds me of a carnival barker hawking
his goods. And this,
- to me, makes the whole story suspect.
The LAST thing someone that is trying to bring out the truth would do is
sully it up with cheap associations such as this. If these folks are legitimate,
they have made a very serious judgement error by advertising their site
in this manner. Most corporations would never stoop to this puerile level
- Sorry, but I am becoming pretty disenchanted
with this story right about now.
- Regards, - Stuart
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- While, of course, proving nothing, Bonz's
observation struck me as an indication of the ethical stuff Shulman was
made of. Since then, I haven't seen anything to counter that impression.
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