Apr 8, 2010

UFO Conspiracies

I Googled "UFO conspiracies" and the first hit brought up a link to wikipedia's informative database of knowledge. I clicked on the link and scrolled through the history of alien sightings. I think it's safe to say that the most popular UFO/weather balloon sighting was the Roswell incident back in 1947.

Interestingly enough, the description of Roswell caught my eye because it mentioned Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

In 1947, the United States Air Force issued a press release stating that a "flying disk" had been recovered near Roswell, New Mexico. This press release was quickly withdrawn, and officials stated that a weather balloon had been misidentified. The Roswell case quickly faded even from the attention of most UFOlogists until the 1970s. There has been continued speculation that an alien spacecraft did indeed crash near Roswell despite the official denial. For example, retired Brigadier GeneralArthur E. Exon, former commanding officer of Wright-Patterson AFB, told researchers Kevin Randle and Donald Schmitt that a spacecraft had in fact crashed, alien bodies were recovered, and the event was covered up by the U.S. government. Exon further claimed he was aware of a very secretive UFO controlling committee made up primarily of very high-ranking military officers and intelligence people. His nickname for this group was "The Unholy Thirteen"
For my faithful readers outside of Dayton, Ohio area scratching their heads asking "so what's the big deal about this Air Force base," the big deal is that this base is about 3 minutes from my house. At one time, WPAFB was #3 on the list of targets if the U.S. was to be attacked. Why is WPAFB so important? They've got aliens, that's why.

Growing up, I bought into the rumors that Wright-Patt housed the alien cargo from the Roswell wreckage. If you drive by the base, you don't really get the whole Area 51 vibe that if you look at it directly or get to close a black van full of secret Feds is going to pull you over. Looks can be deceiving, though. On the surface, WPAFB is your typical base. It's surrounded by a tall barbed-wire fence, there are landing strips, hangars, building, planes, and all that fun stuff. Well that's only 1/3 of the base. The other 2/3 of it is underground. It's in this secret underground part that the aliens are kept. I've heard of classified meetings that took place inside of vaults, that were inside of vaults, that were inside of more vaults. Pretty secretive if you ask me.

I went back to Google and typed in "Wright Patterson Air Force Base aliens." The first hit went to abovetopsecret.com. They have a interesting write-up on the WPAFB-UFO connection, which I will copy and paste for your enlightenment.

Aviation research and development has flourished in Dayton, Ohio where large flying fields were established in 1917. First, McCook Field was built at what is now the intersection of State Route 4 and Interstate 75. Then Wilbur Wright Field was established where the present runway is. In 1924, Wright Field was established on land donated by the community.

On July 6, 1931, Wilbur Wright Field was renamed Patterson Field after Lt. Frank Patterson, who had been killed there in the crash of a DH-4 while flight testing the synchronization of machine gun and propeller. In 1948, the fields became one installation, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Today, as in the early 1900s, Wright-Patterson is where weapon systems of the future are conceived, tested, modified, and tested again until worthy of acceptance as part of the most responsive deterrent force in the history of military aviation.

Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow. That is what Wright-Patterson is all about. A heritage of a legendary past spurs aerospace logisticians, engineers, and scientists in a quest to "keep em flying", faster, higher, further, and safer than man has ever flown before.

Recently, Wright-Patterson AFB has become very well-known among UFO researchers and theorists due to its connection with the Roswell incident of July 1947. This is one of the locations, alongside the Groom Lake/Area51 installation in Nevada, where wreckage of a crashed UFO as well as alien bodies were shipped. Wreckage of the craft was shipped directly to Ohio aboard a B-29 after the mysterious crash and placed in the infamous Hangar 18.

The crash of a 100ft in diameter saucer with 16 dead aliens aboard near Aztec, New Mexico in 1948, had its remains sent to Wright-Patterson AFB shortly thereafter.

Wright-Patterson has become a haven for UFO folklore and stories, mainly due to its history with the controversial subject of alien landings, sightings and government conspiracy.

From 1947 to 1969, the Air Force investigated Unidentified Flying Objects under Project Blue Book. The project, headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, was terminated 17 December 1969. Of a total of 12,618 sightings reported to Project Blue Book, 701 remained "unidentified."

Some believe Wright-Patterson to be a top-secret UFO monitoring and research station, which considering its past programs, doesn't seem unreasonable at all.

Interesting points relating to Wright-Patterson AFB:

  • In a book by Jean-Charles Fumoux in 1981 entitled "Preuves Scientifiques OVNI", the author relates how Leon B. Visse, an alleged expert on histons (elements connected with cellular genetic material) was invited in 1959 to a military compound at Wright-Patterson AFB, where he was asked to perform an experiment on the histonic weight of particular cells. Visse was later taken into a special room where he viewed two humanoid corpses.
  • A researcher known as Tommy Blann interviewed a Colonel "X" who said, "In the earlier years they had taken some bodies to this base, but later it depended on where they were found. They had a hell of a time setting up procedures for this operation, as well as getting craft out of the area without it being observed. Usually this was done at night time." Colonel"X" also told Blann that he believed that in more recent years the bodies were flown outside the U.S. to a secret naval installation on an island in the Pacific.
  • Senator Barry Goldwater was denied access into a building at Wright Patterson AFB because it was classified Above Top Secret

Still interested?

Unexplainable.net has a detailed report of the "vaults inside vaults inside vaults" that is worth a read.

Turd on a stick reports "Alien bodies discovered under WPAFB Hanger 18."

About.com has an article about UFOs/Aliens and states "If you want to know the truth about UFOs...Wright-Patterson is the place to go."

Ghost Hunters (the Sci Fi channel series) even checked out Wright-Patt to see if the base was "inhabited by more than [just] government employees.