by Leslie Watkins with David Ambrose
& Christopher Miles
NO NEWSPAPER has yet secured the
truth behind the operation known as ALTERNATIVE 3. Investigations by journalists
have been blocked by governments on both sides of the Iron Curtain. America and
Russia are ruthlessly obsessed with guarding their shared secret and this
obsession, as we can now prove, has made them partners in murder.
However, despite this intensive security, fragments of
information have been made public. Often they are released inadvertently by
experts who do not appreciate their sinister significance and these fragments,
in isolation, mean little. But when jigsawed together they form a definite
pattern, a pattern which appears to emphasize the enormity of this conspiracy of
On May 3, 1977, the Daily Mirror published this story:
President Jimmy Carter has
joined the ranks of UFO spotters. He sent in two written reports stating he
had seen a flying saucer when he was the Governor of Georgia.
The President has shrugged off the incident since
then, perhaps fearing that electors might be wary of a flying saucer freak.
But he was reported as saying after the sighting;
"I don't laugh at people any more when they say they've seen UFOs because
I've seen one myself."
Carter described his UFO like this: "Luminous,
not solid, at first bluish, then reddish...it seemed to move towards us from a
distance, stopped, then moved partially away."
Carter filed two reports on the sighting in 1973, one
to the International UFO Bureau and the other to the National Investigations
Committee on Aerial Phenomena.
who directs the International UFO Bureau from his home in Oklahoma City, is
making speeches praising the President's "open-mindedness."
But during his presidential campaign last year Carter
was cautious. He admitted he had seen a light in the sky but declined to call
it a UFO.
He joked: "I think it was a light beckoning me
to run in the California primary election."
change in Carter's attitude? Because, by then, he had been briefed on
A 1966 Gallup Poll showed that five million Americans
including several highly experienced airline pilots claimed to have seen Flying
Saucers. Fighter pilot Thomas Mantell has already died while chasing one over
Kentucky his F.51 aircraft having disintegrated in the violent wash of his
The U.S. Air Force, reluctantly bowing to mounting
pressure, asked Dr. Edward Uhler Condon, a professor of astrophysics, to head an
investigation team at Colorado University.
Condon's budget was $500,000. Shortly before his report
appeared in 1968, this story appeared in the London Evening Standard:
The Condon study is making
headlines, but for all the wrong reasons. It is losing some of its outstanding
members, under circumstances which are mysterious to say the least. Sinister
rumors are circulating...at least four key people have vanished from the
Condon team without offering a satisfactory reason for their departure.
The complete story behind the strange events in
Colorado is hard to decipher. But a clue, at last may be found in the recent
statements of Dr. James McDonald, the senior physicist at the Institute of
Atmospheric Physics at the University of Arizona and widely respected in his
In a wary, but ominous, telephone conversation this
week, Dr. McDonald told me that he is "most distressed."
Condon's 1,485-page report denied the existence of
Flying Saucers and a panel of the American National Academy of Sciences
endorsed the conclusion that "further extensive study probably cannot be
curiously, Condon's joint principal investigator, Dr. David Saunders, had not
contributed a word to that report. And on January 11, 1969, the Daily Telegraph
quoted Dr. Saunders as saying of the report:
"It is inconceivable that
it can be anything but a cold stew. No matter how long it is, what it
includes, how it is said, or what it recommends, it will lack the essential
element of credibility."
there were wide spread suspicions that the Condon investigation had been part of
an official cover-up, that the government knew the truth but was determined to
keep it from the public. We now know that those suspicions were accurate. And
that the secrecy was all because of Alternative 3.
Only a few months after Dr. Saunders made his
"cold stew" statement a journalist with the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch
embarrassed the National Aeronautics and Space Agency by photographing a strange
craft -- looking exactly like a Flying Saucer -- at the White Sands missile
range in New Mexico.
At first no one at NASA would talk about this
mysterious circular craft, 15 feet in diameter, which had been left in the
"missile graveyard" a section of the range where most experimental
vehicles were eventually dumped.
But the Martin Marietta company of Denver, where it was
built, acknowledged designing several models, some with ten and twelve engines.
And a NASA official, faced with this information, said:
"Actually the engineers
used to call it 'The Flying Saucer.' "
confirmed a statement made by Dr. Garry Henderson, a leading space research
"All our astronauts have
seen these objects but have been ordered not to discuss their findings with
Binder was a member of the NASA space team. He has stated that NASA
"killed" significant segments of conversation between Mission Control
and Apollo 11, the spacecraft which took Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong to the
Moon and that those segments were deleted from the official record:
"Certain sources with
their own VHF receiving facilities that by passed NASA broadcast outlets claim
there was a portion of Earth Moon dialogue that was quickly cut off by the
NASA monitoring staff."
"It was presumably when
the two moon walkers, Aldrin and Armstrong, were making the round some
distance from the LEM that Armstrong clutched Aldrin's arm excitedly and
exclaimed 'What was it? What the hell was it?