New Evidence of Military Involvement In Abductions
by Helmut Lammer Ph.D.

I. Introduction

Since I published my preliminary findings of allegd alien abductees who experienced possible kidnapings by special military/intelligence units, I got new information, especially from North American abductees and abduction researchers. Most of this information is new and was not published before. The results of and the response to my study show that there are more alleged alien abductees who also experienced unintentional human/military contacts (MILABs) during their lives. I published an overview of this study, coauthored by my wife, in a comprehensive book which is currently not available in English. By summarizing our findings we found that [1,2]:

1.) MILABs are harassed by dark, unmarked helicopters around their houses. The mysterious helicopter activity goes back to the late sixties, early seventies, when they showed an interest in animal mutilations but not for alleged alien abductees.

2.) MILABs have ''not only'' alien abduction experiences, they report that they were kidnapped by a certain branch of human/military personnel, they were drugged, taken to hospital like rooms and (under)ground military facilities, they saw men in white lab coats, they were examined, interrogated and sometimes implanted with military devices.

Readers who are interested in more details should read my first MILAB article or wait for a possible english edition of our book. These results, however, should lead the open minded researcher to three important questions.

1.) Is it possible that secret human experiments or covert operations could occur in western democraties?

2.) What is the human agenda which seems to be involved in the alien abduction phenomenon and what is the purpose of MILABs?

3.) Is there a military interest in developing brain implants, virtual reality bio-chips, holographic image projection, cloaking devices, mind altering weapons,...which would support the hypothesis that such secret experiments on humans are going on hidden inside black projects?

The present article tries to answer these important questions.

II. Documented history of secret mind and behavior control experiments Everyone who claims that secret experiments and covert operations against ones own people, including children are not occuring in western democraties like the USA, Canada or England should look at the documented history of military/intelligence radiation experiments as well as mind and behavior control projects which are now known to the public. During November 1996 the British press reported that the Ministry of Defense (MoD) carried out secret radiation experiments on humans for the past forty years. In 1994 the US government lifted the lid on secret experiments with scant regard for the subjects--many of whom were disadvantaged people.[3] For about 30 years after World War II the American government through the Departement of Defense (DoD), the CIA and various nongovernment research organisations conducted medical research on tousands of citizens, often without their knowledge. This research was largely concerned with radiation exposure, nerve gas, LSD and various biological agents. Recently it was disclosed that radiation experiments were performed on more than 23000 Americans in about 1400 different projects in the 30 years following the war.[4]

The people on whom these experiments were run were soldiers, prisoners, those considered to be mentally defective (children and adults), hospital patients with terminal illnesses and pregnant poor women. Many of the scientists who conducted these Nazi-like experiments where respectable academics. Dr. Edwin Cameron was such a scientist on the surface but he led a CIA funded laboratory at McGill University during the 50ies where patients were used as guinea pigs in brainwashing experiments. Some inmates were given ECT ''therapy'' twice daily, others were drugged and kept unconcisious for weeks or months, injected with huge amounts of hallucinogens, and subjected to long term sensory deprivation.[5] A panel, appointed by the Clinton administration in 1994 to look into these matters, has so far documented 400 government backed biomedical experiments involving humans between 1944 and 1975. The purpose of these experiments may never be fully known. It is not certain when these experiments stopped, if they stopped at all, but they were still going on in mid-70ies.[4]

The Canadian psychiatrist and specialist on trauma and dissociation, Dr. Colin Ross, presented a paper at the 9th Annual Western Clinical Conference on Trauma and Dissociation in Orange County, California [6], where he showed that he encountered evidence from released CIA-FOIA documents that the agency did research on the creation of Manchurian candidates since World War II. Dr. Ross and research organisations like the New York based Advocacy Committee for Human Experiment Survivors-Mind Control (ACHES-MC) also came across survivors of horrific experiments involving electroshock, drugs, brain implants, sensory deprivation, psychic driving, locked in cages, forced sleep and sexual and ritual abuse.[7,8] Once selected, victims have been used as human lab animals repeatetly--some of them have been used throughout their lifetime in one externally controlled and monitored experiment after another. ACHES-MC delivered in 1997 a video-document to president Clinton and the Canadian prime minister Chretien where they requested a presidental hearing and declassification of government records related to alleged mind control experiments conducted on unwitting children and adults and funded by the US government from the 1940ies onwards. In this videotape are statements by both alleged survivors of nonconsensual federally funded mind control experimentation as children or adults, and also therapists, psychiatrists and psychologists.[8] Their victims, however, do not report alleged alien/UFO contacts like MILAB victims but some of the MILAB experiences fit also in the pattern described above. This short excursion in the past of secret experiments on humans and the evidence for present followup projects support the MILAB hypothesis of covert operations against civilians well.

III. Possible purpose of MILABs

Since I now have more MILAB information, I think that the whole alien/human abduction scenario is more complex than I thought at first. It seems to me that there is evidence that more than one human agenda may be involved in the unexplained alien abdcution phenomenon. Each of these agendas have probably their own interest in alleged alien abductees. It seems to me that the first group is interested in mind and behavior control experiments. I found evidence of sensory deprivation experiments, liquid breathing experiments, experiments on electromagnetic stimulation of the temporal lobes, brain research and implant research. The second group seems to be interested in biological and/or genetic research. Some MILAB victims recall that they saw humans in tubes filled with liquid and genetically altered animals in cages during their kidnappings inside military underground facilities. It should be noted that alien abductees ''without'' military contacts remember similar scenarios inside UFOs. The third group seems to be a military task force, which operates since the eighties and is interested in the UFO/alien abduction phenomenon for information gathering purposes. This would be a logical consequence if one with the right ''Need to Know'' considers that some alien abductions may be real. It seems to me that the leaders of this military task force think that some alien abductions are real and that they have national security implications. It could be that the second and third group work together, since they could share their interest in genetic studies and findings from alleged alien abductees. I'll concentrate now on tank/tube experiences of alleged alien and MILAB abductees who represent victims of the before mentioned groups. It should be noted that they are not alone and that their cases are only examples for a much larger pool of victims.

IV. Tank/tube experiences

Michelle (pseudonym) had her first concisious memory of typical alien abduction experiences with non human beings at the age of eight. She remembers classic alien abduction experiences with 3-4 feet tall beings with large heads. The following experiences, however, have nothing to do with alien abductions. Michelle had traumatic flashbacks, reality like dreams and some concisiously remembered MILAB events. The memory gaps were investigated by using regressive hypnosis sessions with a professional Ph.D. hypnotherapist who is well known in this field and who is also a MUFON consultant. Michelle and a boyfriend had a missing time/kidnapping experience during 1970 near a campsite at Ditch Plains in Montauk, New York. She remembers that both were taken by armed military personnel to the now closed Montauk base. They were separated and Michelle was escorted inside an underground facility where she had several frightening experiences.[9,10] She remembers to be in a doctors examining room, with machines and stainless steel equipment and a table covered in white. Michelle was placed on the table and strapped down, including her head. After a few minutes a group of 5-6 people, including one female, came into the room. All of them wore medical cloths white gowns. Surcical masks covering their heads like doctors in a hospital. They turned her head sideways and shaved a small portion of an area behind her right ear. She was completely conscisious but immobilized and she could not talk.[9] Michelle remembers that someone was writing something on the skin behind her ear. After this she got an intravenous (IV) injection, she feeled a prick in her arm and loses consciousness and awaked with her boyfriend, who was also kidnapped, later on the beach. The next hypnosis session opened further traumatic flashbacks of being in an isolation tank. The following experience was investigated during an emotional hypnosis regression session. Michelle had never had this experience while under hypnosis before. She recalled being in a dark place, she was afraid and floated in something that felt slightly heavier than warm water.[9] Before this experience she was naked on a table and had wires attached all over her body and her head and she saw a doctor in a white lab coat standing next to her. The next experience was uncovered via a deep trance regression which probed again into the isolation tank experience. Michelle remembered once again that she was in a black enclosed area where she struggled and was afraid of drowning. The experience scared her a lot and she wanted out of the tank. She felt that the liquid was heavier than water, it was warm and she smelled a minty odour? She moved her arms and legs slightly and her head too. She felt the smooth surface of the isolation tank on her right if she streched her arm. She was completely isolated in the dark tank and had a kind of artificially induced ''out-of-body'' experience or began to halluzinate.

I researched the literature of sensory deprivation experiments and came across such isolation tanks which were invented by Dr. John Lilly.[11] Dr. Lilly tried to find out how he could isolate the brain and mind. He considered what thought, according to our present scientific consensus is to stimulate a body. He considered effects of light and its stimulation of the eyes, touch and pressure and their stimulation of the skin and deep-lying organs within the body. He looked at temperature differences, at clothing, effects of gravitation and the effects of heat and cold. Dr. Lilly visualized a soundproof tank in which the body could be supported in water that would be maintained at the proper temperature to take care of the generation of heat within the body. He found such a tank inside a soundproof chamber in an isolated building near the campus of the National Institute of Health. This tank was constructed during World War II for experiments by the Office of Naval Research on metabolism of underwater swimmers. This was the beginning for research on isolation, including drugs.[11]

It should be noted that Dr. Lilly experimented also with brain implants during the late fifties and early sixties. This was also the period when he was contacted by covert intelligence services and researchers for the Department of Defense (DoD). Dr. Lilly wrote in his book ''The Scientist'' that while he was at the National Institute of Health, the isolation tank-work, like the brain-electrode work, became subject to the politics.[11] As the isolation tank research became known throughout government agencies, various idividuals called him to find out about it. Dr. Lilly claims, that among them were researchers working under the auspices of the Army in regard to brainwashing of captured prisoners of war. He was asked if the isolation tank could be used to change believe systems of persons under coercion. They wanted use to the isolation tanks and sensory deprivation experiments for brain washing and other mind control experiments. Dr. John Lilly visualized situations in which this method would be used under coercion, by careful control of the stimulation of isolated persons, that their believe systems could be changed in directions desired by the controlling persons. Dr. Lilly was convinced that the military/intelligence community would use his isolation technique for covert experiments.[11] I think, that Michelle's experiences show us that this was true and that there is enough evidence that she is one victim of such a deprivation tank experiment. One should note, however, that this specific experience had nothing to do with aliens, although I don't know how her alien abduction experiences fit in this scenarios. As I noted in my first MILAB paper, the presence of human military personnel inhabiting the same physical reality as alien beings are unbelievable for sceptics and open minded serious abduction researchers too. Although Michelle's before mentioned experiences were definitely terrestrial, she experienced also a high strangeness close-encounter during the same MILAB. She got traumatic flashbacks under hypnosis of a reptiloid creature, which was also investigated. She described that she was escorted by military personnel into a dark-office like room where she was raped by a reptiloid creature. I don't know what this traumatic experience means. I don't think, however, that the military worked with this reptiloid creature. It could be possible that Andree was drugged with a halluzinogene and projected the reptiloid as a kind of screen memory, although she described the skin and other features of the creature very well. Was this particular experience the product of a mind control procedure? One should consider such procedures first, since her other experiences in the underground facility were completely terrestrial and recent hypnosis sessions performed with Michelle during July 1997 revealed that she may be used in various mind control experiments during her life time.[12]

During a two hour session she remembered to be in a room with 2-3 men who were in charge of men in lab coats. Before this she was in some kind of examination room, where someone mounted something on her head. She described silver colored tongs, pinching at her temples and inducing an intense pain in her head. This experience remembers me of an artifical stimulation experiment for temporal lobes with magnetic fields. Dr. Michael Persinger, a neuroscientist at Laurentian University of Sudbury, Ontario, showed that one can artificially produce mystical experiences, out of body excursions and other psychic experiences by stimulating the temporal lobes by applying magnetic fields across the brain, since he found that such experiences are linked with excessive bursts of electrical activity in the temporal lobes.[13] A research target would get a helm or tong-like device on the head and an artificial generated magnetic field would mimic the firing patterns of neurons in the temporal lobes of the brain.

Dan Wright, head of the MUFON Abduction Transcription Project, reviewed his records concerning tube or tank experiences of alleged alien abductees. He found several cases in his files in which the abductee saw a tube during her/his experience, but did not identify anything or anyone inside it.[14] In 4 cases abductees described large clear tubes and recalled either being placed inside it or seeing someone else inside. Two of these 4 abductees saw an alien creature in the tube. Dan Wright's files reveal 3 cases in which the abductee was in a tank filled with liquid and in two cases the victim was forced to breath the liquid! None of the abductees who placed in a tube or tank reported any unusual mind set like Andree (out of body experience, remote viewing, or the like) during their time in these containers. ''Two'' of seven tank cases reported military involvement, but not on the same night as the tube or tank episode. MILAB victim Lisa (pseudonym) had similar tank experiences like Dan Wright's alien abductees. She was kidnapped and brought to a military underground facility, where she saw naked humans floating in tubes. Lisa for instance claims that she was forced by humans into some type of pool filled with a golden yellow bubbly fluid, while other humans looked at her. Lisa has traumatic recollections that her kidnappers tried to make her and other victims able to breath in the liquid.[15] In two of the before mentioned cases the abductee was forced to breath the liquid like Lisa. The hypnosis trancripts reveal that the liquid breathing experiences were traumatic for the abductees. Both abductees where totally immersed in the liquid and both reported that they could breath the fluid.[14]

If one reviews the open scientific literature which is available about fluid breathing, one finds that physically taking fluid into the lungs and breathing liquid instead of air would revolutionize diving. The concept of fluid breathing began in the mid 60ies when Dr. J. Kylstra, a physiologist at the State University of New York at Buffalo realized that salt solutions could be saturated with oxygen at high pressures. Dr. Kylstra worked in a US Navy compression camber and performed experiments on mice. He was able to keep animals alive for up to 18 hours. Since carbon dioxide was not removed fast enough from the system, and quickly build up to near toxic levels, this problem was going to be the stumbling block before his procedure could be used on humans.[16]

The next step in fluid breathing came in 1966, with Dr. Leland Clark's liquid-breathing-mouse experiment.[17] Dr. Clark developed a technique where a mouse survived over 20 hours breathing fluid at 18 degrees centigrade. All animals in the early studies suffered pulmonary damage, but that was due to toxic impurities of the fluorocarbon, chemical interaction of the fluorocarbon with the lung, or some unknown effect was undetermined. This pulmonary damage mystery as well as the problem of the elimination of carbon dioxide and the fact that the fluorocarbon tended to be retained by body tissues would have to be solved before the process could be attempted on human subjects. During the following years, the technique of fluid breathing was refined and improved. Liquid ventilation tests of the early 90ies proved to be successful. Scientists kept dogs alive in a perfluorocarbon medium for about two hours. After removal the dogs were slightly hypoxic, but returned to normal live after a few days.[16] After these tests on animals the procedure was ready for human subjects used by the medical community for fighting the respiratory distress syntrome, the leading cause of death in premature infants. One could suspect that liquid breathing experiments on adults, would be extremely useful for military/Navy/intelligence purposes such as submarine escape and undersea oxygen support facilities.

Alien abductees, such as Betty Andreason report sometimes that they were put inside a tube filled with liquid for the compensation of large gravity forces during high UFO acceleration periods. One abductee of Dan Wright's files describes such an experience inside such a tube: '''s like water in there, it's like being in a swimming pool, only I can see through the feels like we are moving. Where are we going? Whoo, thats fast. Feels like we are moving fast. Oh! And one's standing outside. He's telling me, ''Thats why we had to put you in here, because we are moving too fast.''...Acceleration. Something about gravity forces too much.''[14]

It is interesting to note that under hypnosis this abductee reported how the abductors put something in her nose before they put her in the tube. This means that this abductee was not forced to breath the liquid. Recent scientific studies of visual and photographic sightings of UFOs carrying out ''impossible'' high speed maneuvers by Dr. Bruce Maccabee would support such gravity force compensation tube experiences if the abductee was indeed in a real UFO.[18] Dr. Bruce Maccabee stated in his article ''Acceleration'', that an UFOnaut or abductee inside a UFO accelerating at 500 g's would be pushed by the walls of the craft with a force that would make him seem weight almost 500 times his weight on Earth. The body of an abductee might be crushed at that acceleration, and the skin might be pulled off the bones, unless the human was suspended in a liquid and the lungs and other body cavities were filled with liquid! Other alleged alien abductees report that they saw small alien like beings and adult humans in a state of suspended animation inside tube like incubators. Some of these abductees claim that the humans looked altered like hybrids.[14,19] These would fit the hypothesis of genetic research done by the ''greys.'' But there are also cases where abductees report human doctors escorting them through underground laboratories where they have seen humans in clear tanks.[19] MILAB victim Christa Tilton described such an experience as: ''I did see what I thought were humans in clear tanks underground. The tanks were leaning about 25 degrees backward until they touched the wall. The room was a regular a laboratory. This was never viewed on a spacecraft. They seemed to be, like I said, in a state of suspended animation. There was a clear liquid filled totally in the tank casing...I believe these humans were being kept alive by some type of tubes behind their head.[20]''

Christa Tilton is not alone with such an experience. There are other abductees who claim that they were taken to military underground facilities where they have seen people in such glass or plastic tubes.[19] Some of these MILABs report rows of several identical people, each one in its own tube. One could speculate if someone clones human Dollys in secret. Recently japanese scientists reported that a goat fetus has survived in an artificial womb for three weeks before its birth.[21] The scientists who desined the womb say that it could help premature human babies to survive. Dr. Yoshinori Kuwabara of Juntendo University in Tokyo and his colleagues removed a goat fetus from its mother 17 weeks into the pregnancy. They placed the fetus in a tank filled with liquid to simulate amniotic fluid. A maschine pumped nutrients and oxygen into the animal's blood. Dr. Kuwabara also hopes artificial wombs could one day be used to help fetuses in the final stages of multiple pregnancies when the womb becomes too cramped. However, alien and MILAB abductees claim that they saw small tubes or incubators inside UFOs but also inside terrestrial underground research facilities. Mostly the experiencer describes that these infants look very ill. Alleged alien abductees and abductees with MILAB experiences think that these infants may be hybrids. It would be logical for someone who is interested in cloning that he develops and uses artificial wombs and incubators filled with nutrient fluid for breeding purposes. Scientists who are working on biotechnology projects claim that cloning ''brainless'' humans for transplanting organs would be a reality in the future.[2] At the time ethical considerations are against such Frankenstein like research projects. A more science fiction like purpose would be the creation of a genetically engineered soldier who is immune to biological warfare and possible future genetic warefare attacks. The experiences of some MILAB victims, however, suggest that such projects are indeed going on behind the backs of the official medical research community. Therefore it could be that secret research on artificial wombs and experiments on human fetuses are going on hidden inside black projects.

One can see that alien abductees report similar tank/tube experiences inside alleged UFOs as some abductees in alleged military research facilities. Such similarity was also found in implanting procedures between alleged alien abductees and possible mind control victims. I present now a case where it seems to me that a secretly operating military task force could be in charge of researchers of such a black genetic project. This is one well investigated case in the MUFON Abduction Transcription Project files where human/military personnel kidnaps a woman from her house and drives her to a secret place.[14] She is carried into the building and placed onto an examining table. Her feet are placed into stirrups, what is used for gynecological examinations. A female doctor conducts a gynecological exam. She searches for an embryo but never finds any. The MILAB victim remembers the officer in charge as an older man with silver hair who threatens and interrogates her. She loses concisiousness sometime during the examination or on the trip back to her home. Interestingly the military always kidnaps her on the same night or the night after an alleged alien abduction experience.

The activity of this military task force, which seems to be interested in particular alien abductees, would be a logical consequence if their leaders think that some alien abductions are real. As I mentioned above it seems that this group works together with black project scientists who are interested in genetic research. It should be noted that the before mentioned abductee reported a tube experience but not on the same night as the military kidnapped her. She observed several tubes with different bodies inside and she was placed in front of a tube with a body of a tall blond human woman inside. She described the tube as a glas or plexiglas cylinder inside a UFO. It should be noted that the above mentioned abductees are not alone and that their cases represent only examples. V. Actual military research/interest in virtual reality brain implants and mind altering weapons

Everybody knows now that secret mind/behavior control and radiation experiments were done during the post war phase up to the seventies. We should ask if there is an interest in covert experiments today. MILAB sceptics who claim that the results of this study are rubbish [22] should look into recently declassified Air Force studies [23,24], scientific proceedings for law enforcement and military technologies and news articles concerning exotic weapon research.[25] In a recent paper published for the ''Air Force 2025'' study [24] with the title ''Information Operations: A new War-Fighting Capability'', the authors write about a brain implanted cyber situation.[26] In this paper the authors propagate implanted microscopic brain chips which perform two functions: The bio-chip connects the implanted individual to a constellation of integrated or smart satellites (IIC) in low earth orbit, creating an interface between the implanted person and the information resources. The implant relays the processed information from the IIC to the user. Second, the bio-chip creates a computer generated mental visualization based upon the user's request. The visualization encompasses the individual and allows the user to place himself into a selected ''battlespace''. Further a wide range of lethal or nonlethal weapons will be linked to the IIC, allowing special authorized implanted users (super-cyber-soldiers) to directly employ these weapons. This means, a soldier sees the normal world plus an overlay of informations identifying and describing specific objects in his field of view. He can now evaluade the threat these targets represent and order a variety of weapon systems to engage and destroy these targets from the distant.

One can see from such military studies that secret research in human-brain-machine and virtual reality implant research is going on. Most of the references in this paper refer to military research institutes and are classified for the public. Since the authors write that implanting things in peoples raises ethical and public relation issues today, one should ask where the guinea pigs of these futuristic research projects are? An other interesting paper concerning ''Information Warfare'' is classified and only people with appropriate security clearances get a copy from the Defense Technical Information Center in Ft. Belvoir, Virginia.[27] One can read in the abstract that this paper explores holographic image projection, cloaking devices and multispectral camouflage which will provide enhanced military deception capability. The most promising technology is the creation of synthetic environments that an adversary thinks are real! They write further that research for PSYWAR-operations is done to influence a target by using holographic image projection with messages conveying the desired effect. One should again ask who the adversaries and test targets are during these research projects?

A recent article in U.S. News $\&$ World Report revealed that the US military developed mind altering weapons exploring acoustics, microwaves and brain-wave manipulation to alter sleep pattern.[25] Interestingly they have a picture of a military helicopter in the article who points a directed energy beam to a house. "U.S. News & World Report" reported that, according to a Pentagon briefing, acoustic and sonic weapons can vibrate the insides of humans to stun them, nauseate them, or even liquify their bowls. Dr. Eldon Byrd was the head of an exotic electromagnetic weapons project in the early 80ies. He conducted most of his research at the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute in Bethesda, Md. Dr. Byrd claimed that he and his colleagues were looking at electrical activity in the brain and how to influence it. He used ELF (Extremly Low Frequency) waves for stimulating the brain for the release of behavior regulating chemicals. By using these on humans, the test target would cause instant flulike symptoms and produce nausea. Since the field was extremely weak, they were undetectable and reversible. Dr Byrd never tested any of his hardware in the field and his project scheduled for four years was closed down after two. Because the technique worked, he suspects that the program went black. Other scientists told U.S. News & World Report similar tales of research on electromagnetic radiation turning top secret once successful results were achieved.[25] There are clues that such work is continuing in black projects and MILAB victims like Michelle may be used as guinea pigs for such research programs which are not under congressional oversight.

V. Discussion

One can assume that similar secret military research projects are done for biological and genetic warfare projects. If one speculates that a core of the alien abduction phenomenon is indeed real, the same people who are behind these projects would have an interest in alien biology/genetics and mind control procedures. Therefore, I think there is a need for some individuals to test the above mentioned technologies on unwitting subjects, since these research is hidden behind deep black projects, only certain people with the right ''Need to Know'' would really know whats going on. This is also the main problem for organisations who push for congressional hearings concerning such experiments on humans, secret genetic research and military involvement in the alien abduction phenomenon...Such projects are unacknowledged special access programs like the stealth projects, therefore, most of the voted politicans don't know that this kind of research is going on. It is also interesting and confusing that most MILAB victims claim that they saw alien beings and human military personnel side by side. Such claims, however, should be carefully investigated and need more research before one concludes that alien beings and military personnel work together.

by Helmut Lammer Ph.D.

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