|Are UFO Sightings At Dulce A Bigger Story Than Roswell?
A look at the new book from Global Communications:
"Underground Alien Bio Lab At Dulce: The Bennewitz UFO Papers"
by Timothy Green Beckley and Christa Tilton
review by Sean Casteel
Posted: 01:10 January 8, 2010
The story of Paul Bennewitz is one of the sadder ones in all of Ufology. He seems to have been a victim from the very beginning, though he was not victimized by the aliens he came to believe in but rather the shadowy finagling of a government he mistakenly gave his trust to.
Bennewitz’s experience, as related in a new book on his struggle called "Underground Alien Bio Lab at Dulce: The Bennewitz UFO Papers," started in 1979. The twisted trail that is the story of Bennewitz took many bizarre turns on its path to UFO and conspiracy theory legend. One of the more mysterious places it led to is the tiny New Mexico town of Dulce, located not far from the Four Corners region of the American Southwest. For my own contribution to the abovementioned book, I spoke to some researchers about the strange rumors continually floating around Dulce, which together form one of the most interesting enigmas of the present age.
Perhaps the most vocal and visible expert on the Dulce mysteries is Norio Hayakawa, who has written many articles on the subject and appeared numerous times on radio and television programs dealing with the town.
"Dulce, New Mexico," Hayakawa said, "is a location filled with mysteries that are still ongoing. I believe it is far more interesting than Roswell. Yes, Roswell was significant in that it is the alleged location of the crash of extraterrestrial vehicles in 1947, but, you know, that was it. But Dulce is something different. It is an ongoing thing that is taking place.
"Not only that," Hayakawa continued, "but Dulce has the highest percentage per population of UFO sightings. This is a fact. Almost the entire town of Dulce, which has a population of about 2,600 now, almost the entire population has experienced a sighting of strange objects in the past 30 years. This is the highest percentage of any community in the United States."
But back to Bennewitz. The story goes that Bennewitz was a scientist living near Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 1979, he began to observe the flights of mysterious objects from his home, which was also adjacent to the Monzano Storage Area, the country’s largest underground nuclear storage facility, as well as the Coyote Canyon Test Range.
"Albuquerque is very significant," Hayakawa said, "because it is where German scientists were first transferred in 1945, immediately after World War II, through the Operation Paperclip Program in which the U.S. brought in to the country not only scientists from Germany but also many skilled intelligence officers."
Bennewitz began to film and attempt to report on the strange aerial activity he was witnessing, which immediately drew the interest of the government. One theory is that the bewildered scientist was seeing test flights of what are called "UAVs," or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, pilot-less aircraft that are remotely controlled either on the ground or programmed by onboard computer systems. Whatever the secret flights involved, the government did not want Bennewitz to know the truth.
Apparently, so the story goes, the government brainwashed Bennewitz into believing that he was witnessing a flight of alien discs over Kirtland Air Force Base. Bennewitz received a message somehow, either by radio or over his computer, saying that there is a secret base 150 miles north of Albuquerque in the mountains. Bennewitz was provided with the exact coordinates of this alien base, which of course turned out to be Dulce.
Bennewitz was never able to prove either the existence of aliens over Kirtland or the government’s manipulations of his attempt to document the mysterious overflights. He sank deeper and deeper into an increasingly paranoid frame of mind, unable to cope with the bizarre scenario that he had been ensnared in.
In the years before his death in 2003, he corresponded with a woman named Christa Tilton, an alien abductee who was conducting research into UFOs in an attempt to understand her own experiences with what she felt may have been government agents posing as extraterrestrials. A reprint of her manuscript about her dealings with Bennewitz is included herein, as well as photocopies of newspaper articles that dealt with Bennewitz and other witnesses to the strange craft as well as letters exchanged with local law enforcement officials, who totally pooh-poohed any inquiries into the alien rumors around Dulce.
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