- The following story was related to me by a close friend
and should be considered carefully by those who would conduct a search
for truth. This is not an account specifically about Sgt. Clifford E. Stone,
although he played a considerable role in it. Both my friend and Sgt. Stone
reviewed and approved this text prior to publication.
- My friend - who has a significant interest in Sgt. Clifford
Stone's tenure with the US Army - had taken several files which were sent
to me by Sgt. Stone (all clearly marked "unclassified") and dropped
them off at a local news station here in Kingston, Ontario.
- Several days after doing so, my friend was informed by
his father that he (the father) had been paid a visit (Jan. 8th, 2000)
by two CSIS, SIU officers (Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Special
Investigations Unit) along with one gentleman who was with the US government.
(So much for a journalist protecting sources.) The two Canadian officers
introduced the American as, "having a significant interest in what
your son is doing." The American wore a black suit and dark sunglasses.
Yes...a typical MIB.
- The men (CSIS) asked the father why his son was driving
the father's car. The 'reason' for the question: the father/son relationship
was one of the father being a stepfather. The father answered the question
to their satisfaction, and the questioning continued. The father was then
asked to explain his relationship with his son and how long he had known
the young man, etc. Those questions were also answered by the father.
- As it turned out, the questions were only small talk,
since the answers could have been easily gleaned through normal intelligence
data-gathering techniques without having to contact the father directly.
- Once the 'niceties' were out of the way, the flavor of
the conversation changed and it became apparent the three visitors had
come for other reasons. It seems they were quite aware of the Sgt. Stone
UFO files the son had dropped off at the local news station...and they
were concerned about the "information" contained in them.
- The father was told that if the "information"
was sent to anyone else, it would be deemed as an "act of terrorism
against the US government." Further, the father was told that if the
son persisted, "He will be in prison so fast, no one would be able
to find him for a trial." The conversation went on to reveal the fact
that "they" knew others were involved with the dissemination
of the Stone "information." Gulp.
- The father was cautioned that his son was now under surveillance
as well as the person who had passed the files on to him. Gulp, again.
He was told that phones, computer communications and his physical whereabouts
would be monitored.
- Remember folks, we are talking about little green men
and spaceships here. Hardly a case for CSIS - you know, the same guys that
left a 3.5 floppy disk which contained secret information in a phone booth;
the guys that left a briefcase in the back of their car at a ball game
and had the secret contents stolen. Personally, I think they are in over
- One of the Stone files was a copy of KGB reports which
disclosed several sightings made by Soviet defense personnel. This file
was from the State Security Committee, October 24, 1991 #1953/Sh. Of course,
the file was a photocopy from the original Russian file. The accompanying
translated file (in English) was sent to verify accuracy.
- Furthermore, the KGB file had been prepared by Sgt. Stone
as an attachment to a one hundred and seventy two page report, to attempt
to secure a Congressional hearing on the subject of UFOs. The other files
were Air Force Policy Directive (AFPD) 10-20, AFPD 33-2; Air Force Instruction
(AFI) 16-701, AFI 10-1101; and AFI 14-302.
- Probably the most compelling information in this series
of files was the caliber of the people making the reports. All were Soviet
military personnel. These people would be considered to be the equivalent
of US field grade officers. (Major and above.) Along with these files were
many other "unclassified" documents - one of which, was found
er=1 However, that link is now 'forbidden/access denied.' That particular
document has just recently resurfaced on the net at another URL. Remember,
these documents were/are all designated "unclassified."
- I called Sgt. Stone and told him what had happened. As
I was telling him about the two CSIS officers and the single American,
he blurted out: "Standard protocol." After relaying all of the
story to Sgt. Stone, he suggested he knew what was up.
- He told me that, typically, "They will look for
the weakest link in a chain." Sgt. Stone said he felt that link was
my friend's father. He said the agents are doing what is called a "slow
burn" by which they hoped to be able to coerce the father into dissuading
his son from continuing with his effort to alert the mainstream media.
(The officers are apparently not aware of the massive indifference of the
mainstream media.) He further suggested this is a common method of subtle
intimidation used to squelch any effort to get higher levels of exposure
for compelling UFO documentation. Stone added that the American was known
as an "observer." He went on to suggest that this person had
said nothing during the interview with the father. When the son's father
was asked what the person from the US had said, he confirmed, "Nothing."
- Stone said, "It's the first step in several they
use to get you to stop." And laughingly added: "You see? There
is a 'twelve step program' for everything."
- Sgt. Stone also chuckled when I asked him how sharing
"unclassified" readily available information, gathered by legal
means, could instantly brand a person as a "terrorist." Nevertheless,
that exact comment was made directly to the son's father.
- Stone then suggested, "If you have any further contact
with these men, ask the US Officer for his ID; tell me who he is and then
tell him to call me. I am the person that sent you everyone of those files,
and if they have a problem with that, they can come talk with me. Let me
assure you, Sir, the material I sent you was tame compared to what you
will be getting. They can try intimidation, beat me, even kill me, but
after the death of my son, I have nothing to lose and they will never keep
me from showing what I know to be the utter truth."
- Sgt. Stone concluded with one final comment: "This
is what happens when the truth starts to leak out. They become scared and
try to keep the lid from coming off."
- I find it difficult to understand the official interest
and intimidation over a subject the government has told us - for the last
fifty years - does not exist or pose a threat to National Security. If
the three gentlemen return, perhaps they might clear up that point.
- Return they did.
- Undaunted - by what we felt were/are hollow threats,
and against their advice - we decided to next take the files to The Discovery
Channel in Toronto. We turned them over to a secretary there who - after
a short explanation - took them upstairs to her superior.
- Knowing full well we were being monitored, I sent my
friend an HTML file saying it was a "courier file" which had
two pictures of aliens embedded in it. I told him it contained pictures
of aliens which were part of a "final intelligence product" from
the DoD. I should mention that such a "catalogue" is quite real,
and was viewed on several occasions by Sgt. Stone.
- This catalogue contains pictures (some sketches, some
photos) of the 57 different species known to have visited, or which were
now visiting Earth, as of October 1989. Along with the pictures were descriptions
of various 'cultural attributes' associated with each alien type. The clandestine
side of Sgt. Stone's NBC group (Nuclear Biological Containment/Clean up)
'affectionately' referred to them as "The Heinz 57."
- This act of "terrorism"...of turning over the
files to the Discovery Channel...earned my friend's father a FAST (the
day after the file was sent) second visit from the same 3 men. They were
not at all happy - probably from spending hours tearing apart an email
file which simply contained a sniffer log of the IP number from the officer
who was monitoring both our sites. Their anger caused me to remember a
line from the movie, 'Men In Black': "We at the FBI don't have a sense
of humor we are aware of, ma-am."
- As always, I talked with Sgt. Stone that evening, to
go over the details of the day's events. Sgt. Stone has indicated that
he will be developing the alien catalogue and passing it on to me to have
it posted. He said, "It's time people knew that what they have seen,
or even had contact with, is real. They need to know that someone believes
them and is not going to say they are nuts, or it was 'swamp gas.'"
- Regrettably - as I wrote this report - I received an
email from Discovery saying:
- "We have a rigorous and formal procedure for reviewing
proposals for new programs. We have film crews all over the world shooting
documentaries right now. We don't take ideas for new programs over the
phone or e-mail; however, you are welcome to submit your idea in writing
after you've read the guidelines for program development."
- To the MIBs: You see, 22.214.171.124, there is no problem
here; the mainstream media doesn't "get it." Not even with the
documentation in front of them. However, I know someone who does...