Birds of a
Feather No Longer:
Divides "Aviary" UFO-Secrecy Group
by Richard J. Boylan,
Since a time apparently
in the 1970s, a number of individuals with extremely high security clearances,
who were working on various aspects of the UFO phenomenon, began to interact
with each other on a regular basis to pool the information each had from their
highly-compartmented assignments. The objective was to coordinate data, see the
big picture about UFOs and extraterrestrial contacts with Earth, and to use this
privileged information pool to gain access to additional secret data, to
understand the policies of the elite, hypersecret "Majestic-12" (MJ-12) UFO
information-control and policy group, and to gain special influence through
having this highly- privileged information.
This elite group
of perhaps 14 individuals working in National Security assignments eventually
gave themselves code-names, using mostly bird names. Collectively, they came to
be called "The
Aviary" (bird enclosure). A reader
warning is in order: This affiliative network may exist as reported, or the
accounts of this grouping may include disinformation generated by The Aviary
themselves to obscure their membership.
of The Aviary to the MJ-12
(ultimate UFO information control and policy) Group is murky. It is the estimate
of more than one UFO researcher that there is some overlap in membership;
meaning that MJ-12 has quietly infiltrated The Aviary to keep tabs on it and to
keep it under control.
been reported by Dr. Steven
Greer, Director of the Center for
the Study of Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (CSETI), that the MJ-12 Group is now designated as PI-40,
[Personal communication, January, 1995]. This hyper-classified group deals with
the most sensitive compartmented information regarding extraterrestrials, and is
so covert a Special Access Program, that reportedly the President and Congress
do not exercise control over PI-40, and only know of its existence through
Dick D'Amato, National and International
Security Specialist for Senator Robert
Byrd, and a member of the National
Security Council (NSC), in 1991, stated that UFO information should be released, but
that an incredibly powerful "black arm" of the
government has been keeping it secret, and spending enormous sums of money
illegally in this operation. D'Amato said that the NSC is
trying to find out who these people are. [Personal communication with Jesse
Marcel, Jr., M.D., Washington, D.C., 1991; as reported in eUFOria, the Black
Hills UFO Network Publication, 2:2, May, 1995.]
Ironically, the answer may be right under their noses. It is quite possible that
PI-40 exists within a hyper-compartmented Special Access Program, yet with
informal informational links to the National Security Council's "5240" [Black Projects] Committee.
[Timothy Good, Above Top Secret, 1983; L. Fletcher Prouty, The Secret Team,
While there may
be some overlap between The Aviary and the PI-40 group, they remain two separate
> PI-40 is clearly at the
top; for PI-40 is the policy and decision group who have orchestrated the
UFO Cover-Up since 1947, whil
simultaneously releasing little fragments of UFO/Star Visitor information, to
gradually condition the American public to the slowly-dawning realization
of UFO reality.
The Aviary is the
group of individuals with histories of working in UFO-related National Security
projects who have obtained more complete information (and thus power) by closely
coordinating the data, informants, and efforts each is involved with.
reports from sources close to some Aviary members suggest that there is a split
within the Aviary, (which may well mirror a split within the PI-40 group.)
On one side are
those members of The Aviary who feel that the time has come when
information about UFO reality and ET contacts should be broadly disclosed to the
public. These "Good Guys" feel that the public is ready for this information,
and generally can handle it.
Others within the
Aviary, on the "Dark
Side", resist such disclosure. The
Dark Side members do not want to lose the power which a UFO/ET-information
monoploy has given them. From their behavior, it appears that they do not
welcome close public scrutiny of their role in the UFO Cover- Up.
Additionally, one or two among them have reportedly engaged in
not-properly-authorized, illegal, and sometimes injurious projects and
The split over
disclosure versus maintaining the
Cover-Up is creating a climate where
there are increasing leaks, as the Good Guys try to force disclosure, and
establish for themselves a track record of belated candor with the American
It is important
not to demonize all the reported members of The Aviary. Most are presumably
well-intentioned scientists or (former) military or intelligence officers, with
careers spanning the Cold War, and who no doubt sincerely believed that UFO
secrecy was vital to maintain. Any crimes committed by those few of the "Dark
Side" will have to be determined in a proper military or civilian court of
The following is a list of
reported members of The Aviary.
Christopher "Kit" Green, MD, Ph.D., Chief, Biomedical Sciences Department,
General Motors; former custodian of the CIA's UFO files at the "Weird Desk"; received the National
Intelligence Medal for his work on a classified project during the period of
1979-1983; recently reported to be White House UFO liason.
Ron Pandolfi, CIA Deputy Director for the Division of Science and
Technology, and current custodian of UFO files at the "Weird Desk"; involved in the White House
Initiative, as UFO liaison, to expedite (at Laurence Rockefeller's behest)
the release of UFO information to the public; and
has been quietly leaking UFO information the past few years.
Puthoff, physicist with the Institute for Advanced research in Austin, TX who
specializes in Zero-Point Energy, a quantum/resonance physics phenomenon with
reported potential for above- unity ("free") energy; formerly an Stanford
Research Institute (SRI) and reported DIA researcher, (along with psi guru and
fellow Scientologist Ingo Swann,) into parapsychological, psychotronic,
remote-viewing, and mind-control projects, and reportedly involved in classified
RAVEN: (Identity not yet
determined.) RAVEN appears to be a kingpin in The Aviary, and a Washington
insiders' guessing game has sprung up, as devotees of UFO intelligence data
argue for the probable identity of their favorite "candidate". [Possible
candidates: Henry Kissinger, Ph.D., Edward Teller, Ph.D.; General Brent
Alexander, Ph.D. in Death Sciences
[Thanatology], Col., ("Ret."), U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command
(INSCOM), which is undoubtedly his military cover for the National Security
Agency (NSA). Colonel Alexander is director of the Non-Lethal (sic) Weapons
Department, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and has been reportedly involved in
counter-intelligence remote-viewing, psychic-warfare, psychotronic and
mind-control projects with military/security applications, while maintaining the
cover of nonlethal military/crowd control physical-countermeasures research. Dr.
Alexander is a Board Member, (along with INSCOM General Al Stubblebine and
INSCOM Major Ed Dames), of PSI-Tech Corp. [involved in proprietary remote-
Ernie Kellerstraus, security-cleared for UFO information, worked
at Wright-Patterson AFB in the 1970's, and is reported to have lived with an
extraterrestrial for a while; reported to have worked with Dale Graff
(*HARRIER*?) and Captain Bob Collins (CONDOR), Air Force Intelligence, to supply
UFO information to USAF/AFOSI disinformation operative/ "UFOlogist" William
> - (Bird
name unknown, [PARTRIDGE?]):
Jacques Vallee, Ph.D., formerly an astrophysicist with GEPAN, the
French Goverrnment's UFO investigative agency, later moved to U.S. as principal
investigator with Defense Department computer network projects; worked with
famed astronomer Dr. J. Allen Hynek who left and denounced the military's
Project Blue Book as a disinformational smokescreen; prolific author on UFO
subject, lately turning to metaphysical explanations for the phenomenon.
SEAGULL: Bruce Maccabee, Ph.D., research scientist in
optical physics and laser weapons applications at the U.S. Naval Surface Weapons
Lab, MD; MUFON physics/photo-interpretive consultant, and prolific author and
consultant expert on selected "leaked" or disinformational UFO cases/topics,
such as the Gulf Breeze-Ed Walters alleged UFO photos, the Canadian "Carp UFO"
hoaxed "incident", and the documented repeat UFO landings at the hyper-secure
Manzano Canyon Facility at Kirtland AFB/Sandia National Laboratories-Military
CHICKADEE: Cmdr. C.B. Scott Jones, Ph.D.,
USN (Ret.), former officer with the Office of Naval Intelligence and other
Agencies; with 30 years service in U.S. Intelligence overseas; involved in
government research and development projects for the Defense Nuclear Agency
(DNA), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Defense Advanced Research Projects
Agency (DARPA), the Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) and other
organizations; former Senate aide to Sen. Claiborne Pell, who has had a
long-standing interest in UFOs and the paranormal, *and has tried to get
Congressional Hearings held on UFOs; President, Human Potential Foundation; and
"point-man" for Laurence Rockefeller on UFO matters, currently tasked to contact
world leaders concerning upcoming public announcements of UFO/ET reality;
recently convened the May, 1995 Washington, D.C. "When Cosmic Cultures Meet
Capt. Bob Collins, USAF (Ret.), Special Agent, Air Force Office of Special
Investigations, engaged in UFO-related intelligence operations; reportedly
appeared clandestinely on 1988 Kodak-produced network television
(dis-)information program "UFO Cover-Up Live", where Collins, *reportedly* along
with "former" CIA contract employee and current UFO-conferences disinformation
lecturer, John Lear, presented accounts of alien autopsies, UFO retrievals, and
the government's awareness about UFOs and ET presence.
Richard "Dick" Doty, USAF (Ret.), Special Agent, Air Force Office of Special
Investigations, reported to have engaged in UFO disinformation projects,
including reportedly hoaxing TV producer Linda Moulton Howe concerning
availability of a tape showing a UFO landing at Holloman Air Force Base, NM; and
of allegedly waging psychological warfare on Albuquerque defense electronics
contractor Paul Bennewitz, concerning Bennewitz's electronic monitoring of UFO
activity around Kirtland AFB/Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque,
reportedly causing/exacerbating a mental breakdown in Mr. Bennewitz. Reportedly,
FALCON claims to have seen the Roswell Alien Autopsy film (shown worldwide
August 28, 1995) some time ago at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
(bird-name unknown [SPARROW(?)]:
William Moore, USAF (Ret.), Special Agent, Air Force Office of
Special Investigations; prolific UFO "author"; reportedly publicly admitted at a
MUFON Conference to being an Air Force Intelligence operative involved in
UFO-related disinformation projects.
Besides the main members of
The Aviary, ancillary helpers *reportedly* exist who are more or less "witting"
of the purposes and membership of The Aviary, and choose to participate in a
variety of supporting roles.
> - (Bird
name unknown [HERON?])
Dale Graff, UFO-related technology specialist reported by Dan
Smith (cf. infra) to be head of the "military" UFO Working Group at Los Alamos
National Laboratory; rumored to be involved in psychotronic and ESP programs at
Los Alamos; formerly was contracts overseer for the Defense Intelligence Agency
(DIA) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base; then was chief of the DIA's Defense
Technology/Special Programs department, before reportedly being fired by the
DIA. Currently Graff is reported to be in contact with the human designate who
communicates with an extraterrestrial residing near Washington, DC in a
subterranean facility (Andrews AFB/Naval Reservation?).
(bird-name unknown [NIGHTINGALE(?)]): Jack
Verona, shadowy liaison between Capitol Hill and Los Alamos National Laboratory,
before having recently "disappeared"; reportedly Dale Graff's supervisor:
formerly involved in Project Sleeping Beauty, which researched ways to disable
enemy "target" personnel using directed precise-frequency radiated
electromagnetic-energy fields. (According to Dan Smith, NIGHTINGALE is not
Jack Verona, but rather may be George Wingfield, a British UFO researcher, who
has established a reputation as a careful reporter of crop circle formations and
NIGHTINGALE is not British UFOlogist
Anthony Dodd, who has revealed the disappearance in 1993 of a U.S. carrier
destroyer during NATO sea exercises, during which a number of member countries'
ships patrolled to find reported huge carrier-sized Unidentified Submerged
Objects (USOs), which raced underwater at astounding speeds. Arguing against Mr.
Dodd being NIGHTINGALE is the fact that after Dodd disclosed the U.S.
destroyer's disappearance at a Nevada UFO Congress in December, 1994, he was
beat up outside the conference hall by two enforcer goons and told to shut his
> - (Bird name unknown, [BUZZARD?]):
Gordon Novell, reportedly a free-lance enforcer involved in Zero Point Energy
programs, and tied to Bob Bigelow, a shadowy Las Vegas casinos
operator, who reportedly is investigating alleged ET energy technology and
titanium aluminide mettalurgy for their investment potential. Bigelow has
created a "National Institute for
Discovery Science (NIDS) to direct a group of UFO
technology-insider scientists. He has also reportedly acquired land south
of Fort Duschene, Utah to operate a cattle ranch and
study alleged cattle mutilations clustered there.
name unknown, [WOODPECKER?]: Jaime
Shandera, a small-time Hollywood film producer, who reportedly is associated
with William Moore. Shandera alleged that he had mysteriously received film
containing the "MJ-12 documents" at his door one day from source(s)unknown.
(Moore is considered by some to be the author of the MJ-12 disinformation
papers.) Shandera was featured on the 1989 Kodak Television UFO documentary,
"UFO Cover-Up Live". Shandera is reported to be, along with Scott Jones and Dan
Smith, one of the theologically-oriented and pro-UFO-disclosure"progressives"
among the Aviary.
CHICKEN LITTLE: Dan
Smith, civilian UFO researcher/volunteer interlocutor between source(s) within
the Central Intelligence Agency, the Congressional Intelligence Committees and
the civilian UFO researchers. Smith continually exchanges information with and
networks the key UFO researchers, serves as their interlocutor, and shares their
and his own findings with his source(s) at CIA and Capitol Hill.
- Undoubtedly, other "assets"
and low-profile intermediaries of The Aviary are operating in the UFO- interest
and general public communities, as its surrogate ears and mouthpieces. Whatever
the Aviary's role, we the public have a right
to full information about extraterrestrial contact and communications. In a
democracy, no elite group has the right to bottle up for itself information that
affects the lives and futures of us all.
(c) 1995, (1996
revision) Richard J. Boylan,
The Associated Press recently reported Las Vegas
millionaire Robert Bigelow purchased an isolated Utah cattle ranch that has been
plagued by mysterious activity. Bigelow, described as "the most prominent
financier in the paranormal research field" has erected an observation building
on the site to study the odd phenomena that has included "lights emerging from
circular doorways that seem to appear in mid-air", cow mutilations and unusual
soil/grass damage. Look for future reports on the website of the Bigelow funded
National Institute for Discovery Science.
Skeptical Inquirer, May-June, 1998
But perhaps the most significant recent nondevelopment in UFOlogy
involves the supposedly "haunted ranch" in Utah that was purchased by Las Vegas
investor Robert Bigelow for his National Institute for Discovery Sciences (see
http://www.nids.com). James Moseley reports in
the Nov. 15 issue of his newsletter Saucer Smear (http://www.mcs.nett~kvg/smear)
that no sooner was the ranch purchased by these investigators eager to confront
the paranormal, than all of the unearthly manifestations - UFO sightings,
interdimensional portals, even "dog-killing balls of light" - suddenly ceased.
Somehow we're not surprised.
MORE ON THE BIGELOWIAN CONSPIRACY
Date: Tue, 27 May 1997 17:27:02 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Bigelow is a Thief
It may interest you to know that one of the key issues in
Bigelow's purchase of the Utah ranch near Roosevelt last fall was that there
were alleged alien artifacts found on the property, before Bigelow signed the
paperwork. Bigelow made some rather wild statements, according to three
witnesses, involving the five jet-black metal rods that Bigelow requested to
take for testing and would not return.
Bigelow himself said they had unusual physical and electrical
characteristics in addition to being extremely hard, then changed his story. He
told the former ranch owner they were just carbon rods from old batteries and
suggested the rancher spread this story around to the other people in town the
rancher had shown them to.
Bigelow would not return the rods, which he never purchased
outright and had no ownership rights to, expecting his concocted explaination to
settle the matter. There is no recourse for other reputable researchers to take
but to say Robert T. Bigelow, whatever else he is, is indeed a thief and all
research done by his organization and with his finacial backing is inexorably
Robert Bigelow January, 2000
As for our UFO friends, we will not begin to match their early
craft until we also begin to exploit space for manufacturing purposes.
Thank you. Robert T. Bigelow
Orbiting cruise ships and the paranormal
You're one of the country's biggest funders of research into the
paranormal. Where did that interest come from?
In the UFO category, it was spawned when I was probably around 8
or 9. I began to hear the stories about members of my family that had had a
couple of very good sightings, and one was a close encounter.
They didn't see actually living creatures. What they saw was an
object that they thought was an airplane on fire at first. They stopped their
car; it was nighttime and the object was coming right for them. And it grew
bigger and bigger in a very short time, a matter of maybe seconds, until it
filled up the windshield. Then they realized it wasn't an airplane on fire; they
didn't know what it was. Their car was stopped on the side of the road in a
remote location at night and they thought they were dead -- until, at the last
second before impact, it made a right-angle turn and zipped out of sight.
And I remember how shook up they were. Even in telling me years
later, they had a very serious look on their face. They thought their lives were
over. But our own scientists have seen things during their employment --
sightings at key locations.
Have you ever had a sighting?
No, I haven't.
Are you waiting?
No, I'm not waiting. The institute that I formed and that I fund
(the National Institute for Discovery Science) has been in existence for about
six years. We do a lot of fieldwork, and there are members of our staff and
there are scientists that have witnessed bizarre aerial phenomena in remote