Friday, October 28, 2016

Blue Beam: The Hoax that Won't Die.

By far the most read post on this blog is my "Project Blue Beam Exposed" extravaganza, which exhaustively details the source material (old Star Trek scripts) for this long-running hoax. 

But I can't compete with the big conspiracy sites who relentlessly push the Blue Beam mythos, so I can't really say the piece has had all that much of an effect. Judging from YouTube comments alone, it has not. 

As I wrote before I'm reasonably certain that the Blue Beam hoax was originally composed by an intelligence agency and fed to Serge Monast, who certainly didn't seem like the type to do the kind of research evidenced in the piece, though I'm certain he tacked on all the nonsense about "Maitreya" and the rest. The editorializing, in other words.

If not an actual agency, it was fed to him by a very canny hoaxer with access to specialized information not generally available in those caveman dial-up days.

And as I wrote in the Blue Beam piece itself, all of the major bullet points in Monast's original essay were aired in February of 1994 in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Devil's Due", itself a conglomeration of plot points from earlier Trek scripts. 

In other words, "Devil's Due" aired early the same year Serge Monast presented a remarkably similar scenario for Project Blue Beam.

The paper trail for Blue Beam's Star Trek origins is well documented, published and dated, and dates back to the 1970s. And the winks and nods to Star Trek in the essay itself clearly indicate that Monast was being manipulated by someone who was/were clearly a Trek fan(s). Nothing in Monast's biography leads me to believe that he'd ever bother with such trifles.


Random YouTube commenters drag the Blue Beam donkey out for nearly every UFO video these days, even for the corniest, most transparent CGI fakes. And often you'll see scripture or some chestnut from the Founding Fathers tossed in with these obviously expert image analyses.

And here is where we get to part of the original motivation for the creation of the Blue Beam hoax: I think the purpose of Blue Beam was to try to decouple the UFO and NWO conspiracy communities, which were very closely linked for a time (see Bill Cooper's Behold a Pale Horse, the "Commander X" books, The X-Files) and in some ways still are (Richard Dolan, Jim Marrs, David Icke, The X-Files).

The motivation for this was simple and compelling; in the wake of the Bob Lazar controversy you had a lot of heavily-armed militia types showing up at the outskirts of Area 51 and other military facilities every weekend, demanding to know the "truth."

And that was a headache the government definitely did not want to deal with, Susie.

So the objective was to get the ornery militia types out of the UFO business and every paragraph of the Blue Beam essay seems hermetically engineered to do just that.

And not long after the Blue Beam hoax really circulated around the 'Net, Bill Cooper-- who had tirelessly worked the UFO convention circuit, spinning some of the most outrageous, most delusional disinformation since Adamski & Co.-- pulled the old one-eighty routine and claimed that the patently-absurd UFO nonsense he'd been feeding his audiences all those years was actually fed to him by the alphabet boys in order to spread the "UFO myth" far and wide. 

His conspiracy audience overlooked the fact that his peers in the UFO community (meaning the people who actually knew him personally) thought he was a drunken, duplicitous fantasist. 

I mean, they would say that, right?


Well, Blue Beam refuses to die. It's even morphed into a new incarnation, just in time for the elections.

With the ongoing October Surprises this year: the deluge of emails released by Wikileaks (many of which deal with UFO subject matter), the various accusations of sexual harassment against Donald Trump and the revelations by "Project Veritas" that senior Democratic operatives (and quite possibly figures higher up the food chain) are responsible for riots and gang attacks on attendees at Trump rallies, Project Blue Beam has been reborn, this time as "Project Firesign." 

And this time its alleged purpose is to derail the upcoming election.

Just as Project Blue Beam borrowed its name from Project Blue Book, Project Firesign lifts its name from the Air Force's Project Sign, an early UFO working group. But Firesign is basically Blue Beam in partisan drag:
According to the weird conspiracy theory, the move to fake a massive alien UFO invasion of Earth on Election Day is part of an overall strategy by Democrats to allow President Barack Obama to suspend the general election, declare martial law, and then hand over power to “Crooked Hillary Clinton.” 
Details of the bizarre plan were revealed through two email leaks, namely, WikiLeaks Podesta emails and a PDF document attributed to Benenson Strategy Group (BSG), allegedly leaked by the hacktivist group Anonymous.

According to the document, Project Firesign is a Department of Defense and NASA black project that has been under development for two decades. The purpose of Firesign is to induce mass religious hysteria by using state-of-the-art holographic laser projection technology to throw hyper-realistic 3D images on the “sodium layer” of the atmosphere at an altitude of about 100 km.
I'll just come right out and say it: like Blue Beam, Project Firesign is a hoax. The actual document is poorly composed and almost laughable in its evaluation of the polls and the election. It was clearly written by an anti-Clinton partisan and the bias seeps through every line.

It uses the name and trade dress of the organization running the Clinton campaign but that detail in fact serves to undercut its authenticity- no public company would sign their name to such a dastardly plan like Firesign. In fact, I doubt this information would even be circulated in-house at all. 

This "holograms on the sodium layer" business is so absurd and anti-scientific one hardly knows where to begin. First of all, this is 2016, not 1994 and people only worship themselves. No one looks at anything but their phones anymore, certainly not the skies.

And there's still no evidence that hologram technology is anywhere near ready for this kind of close-up. And even if it were, most people would assume it was indeed a hologram (thanks in large part to 22 years of Blue Beam brainwash), probably a publicity stunt for that new alien invasion movie everyone is talking about.

What's more, this is 2016 and night vision technology, infrared vision, and sophisticated telescopes are all available to the general public. 

A hologram wouldn't show up on infrared because it won't leave a heat signature. So as soon as those holograms go up, so do a hundred thousand infrared videos go up on YouTube proving these spaceships or Jesus or Muhammad are just projections (and on the sodium layer? Is there any evidence of being able to do this at all?)

Ooops. Bye bye, BlueSign. Nice try. 


Now, if Hillary Clinton or anyone else were to try to stage off a false-flag alien invasion, she wouldn't have to mess around with technology that still hasn't shown it's remotely capable of pulling such a stunt off.

Not when there are all kinds of new toys to play with.

There's an entire subculture dedicated to the secret space program and to what serious researchers like Richard Dolan and Joseph Patrick Farrell call the "Breakaway Civilization." In fact, it was a major influence on Chris Carter's thinking for the X-Files reboot.

Opinions and theories vary, but the main argument is that the black project world has a vast and hidden arsenal of exotic air- and spacecraft, vehicles which some believe were back-engineered from alien technology.

Sounds crazy, right? Actually, there's a lot of evidence for this, certainly a lot more evidence than anything the Transhumanists have for uploading and the Singularity and the rest. And a entire universe of evidence more than the Blue Beamers will ever have.

Looking for evidence of Breakaway technology in the here and now? Well, one YouTuber has been filming a lot of very strange activity over the Nevada skies lately, in the vicinity of Groom Lake/S4/Dreamland/Area 51/etc etc. Test runs?


There's a lot of controversy over the Wikileaks, um, leaks, with some claiming they're all faked and others claiming Russia is behind it all. But investigative reporter Wayne Madsen has a different take; he believes that John Podesta's email account was hacked by UFO hackers looking for information on government involvement in the extraterrestrial question.

If that's true, they might have hit paydirt:
In the latest Wikileaks UFO news, a recently released email implies the U.S. government’s knowledge of so-called “Fastwalker” UFOs. “Fastwalker” is a term used by NORAD and branches of armed forces to describe unidentified aerial phenomena moving and/or changing directions at high speed far beyond what current aerospace technology is capable of. 
The March 6, 2015 email concerning Fastwalkers was written by Bob Fish, a NASA historian and Apollo Curator for the USS Hornet Museum, and sent to John Podesta, Chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and former adviser to Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. 
In the email, Fish describes overhearing members of the U.S. government’s Defense Satellite Program (DSP) discussing recent sightings of Fastwalker UFOs. According to Fish’s email, these Fastwalkers came from unknown locations in distant space: 
One of these times, a member of that group was really excited – said they’d just picked up Fastwalker (I assumed that same day). He described how it entered our atmosphere from “deep space” (origin actually unknown, of course, but from the backside of the satellite) and zipped by the DSP satellite pretty closely on its way to earth.
So much for the "if UFOs are real, why aren't they reported by Wikileaks?" meme.

And one can't help but wonder what the world would have looked like had Gary McKinnon actually bothered to keep records of the information he hacked into all those years ago. But maybe that won't matter soon enough. 


Last year my family and I saw two orange orbs harass a private plane over Salem, NH. As it happens, there's been a wave of orbs in the area ever since. And apparently the military has taken notice:
Military Helicopter Chases UFO Over New Hampshire Skies 
A New Hampshire witness at Nashua reported watching a red-orange orb moving a few hundred feet off of the ground while apparently being pursued by a military helicopter, according to testimony in Case 79839 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
You probably didn't hear about any of that. In fact, over the summer a report revealed that the American and Canadian governments had not only been suppressing thousands of reports of radar returns on UFOs but also reports of intercepts, as we saw in New Hampshire there.
'Alien cover up': Nearly 2,000 UFOs tracked by radar system but details suppressed 
RADAR operatives patrolling the skies over the US and Canada track an average of 1,800 UFOS every five years it has emerged.
The figures were revealed to UFO investigators following a Canadian Access to Information Act request.
But officials refused to reveal any further data or specific details about individual UFO interceptions.
Candian UFO expert Victor Viggiani requested information on the tracking and intercepting of UFOs by NORAD after obtaining secret documents which detailed a case of jets being scramble to "three UFOs".
A response from NORAD said that requests for "unknown track reports" are classified and cannot be released on grounds of national security and espionage.
It said: "The NORAD commander has approved the release of the following information regarding tracks of interest (TOI) and unknown tracks.
"The yearly average in the past five years has been 1,800 TOIs and 75 intercepts."
Seventy-five intercepts. A year.

An intercept is a major military action, and a dangerous one, not only for the pilot but also for civilian aircraft in the area and in a worst-case scenario, for civilians on the ground. They are major operations that aren't launched for giggles and grins, but in response to a potential threat. 

And you're not hearing about it.

So here we see the motivation for the Blue Beam hoax in operation. 

UFOs are clearly a major concern to the authorities, no matter what the major media tells you. And the authorities don't want the public sticking their nose in the subject. So they psychologically profiled the types who weren't swayed by the government denials or the media mockery and designed a kind of ideational virus that would inoculate the targets against these kinds of stories and sightings.

It kind of works in the same way a computer virus does, rewriting code and deleting files. They understood their targets like simple, one-size-fits-all answers (and apocalyptic scenarios) so they coded this virus to pre-empt any critical thought when a sighting or report surfaces that can't be explained as a simple hoax. 

I have to say they did a marvelous job. For a hoax, it works like gangbusters.


UFOlogy is not what it used to be for many reasons, a lot of which has to do with the unprecedented expansion of government secrecy we've seen in the past 15 years or so. Quite simply, the field has been starved of oxygen. I mean, how much more mileage can you really get of Roswell?

For all we know there may have been a dozen Roswells and two dozen Rendleshams since 9/11 but information has been sewn up so tightly under the veil of National Security we'll never hear about it.

Until, of course, some enterprising hackers stumble upon the data while tiptoeing through the digital tulips. Then you're looking at a whole new ballgame, once again.


  1. At minimum, something is there. Whether it's extraterrestrial, extra dimensional, magic, technology so advanced as to be indistinguishable from magic, the only thing one can definitely say is that it's not nothing. Regardless of the flavor of the story they choose to sell as a cover up, they aways try to imply that it's nothing. If there's not a full on breakaway situation going on yet, there's definitely a cultural break between those with any information on phenomena and those without.

    My ray of hope is that despite the information gap, they are still too bewildered to fully grasp what, undeniably, is out there.

  2. Oh something's there alright. Haven't heard the term "Fast Walker" before but its interesting nomenclature: attributing biological characteristics to the phenomenon may be telling. In light of that I'll say this: what I saw, when it moved out of visual range, "jumped" like a flea. Its movement just seemed very...insect-like. I don't know how else to describe it. Also, given the information above about military jets being scrambled, I have noticed a lot of military jet activity of late right around where I saw this thing. Of course, being not far from an Air Force base, its not uncommon, pilots do need to log flight hours to stay certified. & military training exercises are common sometimes, esp. when deployment may be imminent (given what's going on in the Middle East, probably not too surprising). But they seem to keep going back & forth over that same area where I saw this object so of course I'm curious. Moreso now that I've read this post! & the govt. playing psywar games with the curious, none too surprising. Pre-empting critical thought seems to be the order of the day when it comes to questioning established anything these days. Would love to know what UFO-related material is in those wikileaks files. Probably a lot more interesting than the elections!

    Still on the fence about the idea of a "breakaway civilization" myself, but I do think there's a pretty high probability that we've been sharing the planet with another intelligent species, one far ahead of our own. & they've most likely been here since day one. It would make a lot of sense, esp. given how much room there is on say, the ocean floor to build on & stay out of sight. & it would explain so much.

    When it comes to this sort of thing, its the speculation that I love more than anything. Personally I prefer less paranoid conspiracy theory & more of an interactive open-source mythology approach when it comes to thinking about these things. Why can't we have some fun with it? Let the govt. be the paranoid ones. They're good at it.

    1. Jacques Vallee wrote a SF novel with the Fast Walker title. Here's an old Paranet interview about it (audio quality is poor):

    2. I'm on the fence about the Breakaway Civilization myself, since if they have all this wonderful technology they don't seem to sharing it with anyone else. And they're doing a fantastic job of hiding it as well. I've seen orbs- which have been recorded a long time before there ever was an Air Force- and they looked, well, alien is the only word for it. I can't say they were extraterrestrial but they weren't anything listed in Jane's Defense Weekly. The activity being filmed over Area 51 recently is certainly interesting so I guess we can only wait and see.

  3. Hi Chris. It seems that for decades the media & security establishment have been enacting the sort of plans mentioned in your article.

    The media portrays UFOs as only seen by crazy people and 'conspiracy nuts' & deliberately promotes the most irrational - or showy - types they can get their hands on. Contactees in the 50s, Shirley McClaine in the 80s to today's John Lear-style apostles of the outlandish.

    Then 'proper' scientists will be trotted out to show how the whole thing is nonsense via some soundbites and we move on to the next story.

    The program has definitely been successful - I've noticed how those interested in UFOs will be shredded in article comment sections (or real-life discussions) because, well, they're quite mad and clearly know nothing about science & invariably confuse the moon or Venus with alien invaders (Ssshhh, let's not mention Gordon Cooper or Edgar Mitchell).

    If a traditional scientist talks about the subject the media spins the story as a personal quirk or the result of the 'Nobel Disease'. Stephen Hawking - genius, but a bit bonkers. Francis Crick thought life came from alien spores, but, hehe, he also took acid... etc.

    Having said that, the same tricks seem prevalent with conventional news as well. An event happens, people ask questions, the media trots out some demented ranting character and the audience yawns and moves on, leaving the original questions unanswered. It's why everyone knows who Alex Jones is but more conventional writers on underground politics such as Robin Ramsey or Peter Dale Scott lapse in relative obscurity.

    The money spent on information warfare must be staggering.

    To end, here's a video from the late 60s featuring eccentric astronomer Patrick Moore interviewing 'free thinkers', flat Earthers, contactees, quirky astrologers - shades of 2016...

    1. Yes, all of this is a tactic. Muddying the waters, I think is the term. The government can't stop average people from seeing strange objects in the sky and as it happens there's nothing they can do about them popping up hither and yon so they take every rabbit out of the hat they can and throw it at the problem. All it really does it create this kind of Soviet-era official denial and make the topic declasse among the cognicenti. Otherwise it's pretty ineffective. It's what happens when you deal with a phenomenon more advanced than you are.

  4. Chris, you're making sense. (That could be dangerous.)

    "Papoon for President, because you know he's not insane."

  5. I'm pretty certain that anything supersonic in our skies is considered to be a defence issue until proven otherwise. It's possible that the cover-up is as simple as that: unknown supersonic objects are immediately and permanently classified. What seems odd is that they should all be classified to the kind of hidden level characteristic of nuclear threats.

    I'm currently toying with the idea that (at least part of) the Roswell events were actually something from a nuclear programme which some bright spark decided to dismiss as a 'flying saucer', without having the slightest idea how much of a storm that would kick up... :)

    1. Well, the thing with UFOs/UAPs is that they seem to travel very rapidly without breaking the sound barrier. That's part of the enigma. And then they do things like hover completely still for extended periods of time that no drone or helicopter could manage. It's why so many people who look at the problem for a long time come to the conclusion we're dealing with an interdimensional phenomenon.

    2. The lack of noise and impossible, abrupt maneuvers say to me they are projections, but this is a problematic conclusion as not only do they possess certain qualities (showing up on radar from time to time being the first) but one must ask, Where is the projector?

    3. If they're commuting to distant stars they must be able to move at incredible speed, so the crazy motions don't really surprise me. (E.E. 'Doc' Smith famously 'solved' this one by proposing the cancellation of inertia - something which a few serious physicists dabble in even today.) More interesting is how they fly through the air without disturbing it, but I can imagine that this is somehow possible to folk who can cancel their inertial mass (or whatever).

      If these things are interdimensional (including, presumably, time-travellers from the extreme future), that's a whole other ball game. That's almost beyond imagining.

    4. ... of course, in the holographic universe theory, EVERYTHING is a projection :)

    5. Well, of course my theory is that these things are our companions, so to speak. Or more accurately, our jailers. So in other words, they're not coming from anywhere.

    6. Cohabiting, or creatures of the imagination?

      I had this crazy idea many years back that all the wonderful creatures of myth and legend haven't been destroyed by the modern world, but are just using it to hide behind. I got the strong feeling they're hiding because they're scared. I called it the Campaign to Make People Look the Other Way, CaMPLOW :)

    7. Well now, if they are jailers (and they may well be), we must ask among the many questions that scenario generates: Are they holding us captive to protect us from Others, or Others from us?

  6. I don't believe there's a great argument against the theory. In the years subsequent to the event at Roswell is the Cash/Landrum case where helicopters accompanied the vehicle which exposed those poor women to deadly radiation levels. We know nothing of the people surrounding the development and deployment of that craft, but it's hard to believe they weren't affected as well.

    I found an article years ago about the miraculous material found at Roswell, the aluminum type which wouldn't wrinkle. The author pointed out the material had been patented in the forties in the U.S. Mentioned the name of the company and pertinent data for anyone to research. He was a lone voice, but it occurred to me the Baby Ruth candy I pilfered from our Halloween handouts was wrapped in something I couldn't crush very well. I didn't do any follow up research on the man's claim, but it might be searchable in the way back machine.

    1. The problem with lone voices is that you're running into the "unique research" problem, as the saying goes. Then again I put forward my own unique position on Roswell, one which account for that patent, earlier this year. So I'm no one to talk.

    2. I haven't settled myself. I just like arguments I can't refute, yours as well, Chris, or I wouldn't be an avid reader and fan lady.

    3. Avid readers and fan ladies are always welcome. So are their theories, opinions and hot tips.

  7. I stumbled on a new TV series _People of Earth_. It looks fun.

    People of Earth (TV series)

    This is the first episode.

    People of Earth: Premiere Full Episode | TBS

    1. Check out for a review of that....

  8. Hi Chris,
    Just a 2 cents worth comment.
    My dad was a career military pilot who enlisted the day after Pearl Harbor like so many others at the beginning of the U.S. entry into WWII. He flew B-25's in defense of the Aleutian Islands in the N. Pacific and then transitioned over to the newly formed branch of the Air Force afterwards in 1947. In the Korean War in the early 1950's, dad flew B-47 jet bombers thru the beginning of the Cold War and into the Vietnam War where he continued to fly until he retired in 1969 after over 30 years a decorated pilot.
    I prefaced this just to give you an idea of how qualified he was to answer my question when I put it to him some years later in regards to Project Bluebook.
    It was in the late 1970's when I was already clipping newspaper items about UFO flaps across the country and reading all I could that was available at the time after the UFO sighting experience I had with my family while visiting relatives in New Mexico some years earlier which started me down this path.
    One day after reading about it in a book, I asked my dad about his knowledge of Project Bluebook, the official Air Force study of the UFO phenomenon started around the early 1950's and terminated in 1969. This was about 8 years after his retirement so relatively recent in his memory. I remember asking him if he had anything to do with the project or contributed to it in any way.
    I asked him because I knew that in his capacity as an Air Force Command Pilot, a rated military pilot who has over 15 years and 3000 total hours of flight time under their belt and as an officer who had high security clearance to carry MK-15 thermo-nukes on-board, he was be able to know enough to handle decisions regarding things that would affect the aircraft and personnel under his command while in flight. It was my thought that he should have been briefed or given a set of protocols to handle UFO encounters at that level. The Air Force was clearly doing *something* with the data so I was expecting at least to hear how they were training their pilots as a result of it.
    Well, he didn't even give me the satisfaction of leaning back and staring off whimsically into space as he thought about it. He just snorted and said, "That was a bunch of bull sh%t." Just like that. Done. End of story. When I asked further about it, he just reiterated the same. He refused to discuss it further and dropped the subject with me ever after. He passed away a few years afterwards, so I never got to revisit this conversation again. To have a chance to perhaps reform those questions in my maturity with the hopes he might relinquish more information at that time.
    So, I never got to clear up what *exactly* about the project my dad thought was "BS" or if this was just an elaborate cover story as some think. Either way, dad clearly was sticking to his security oath and took whatever he knew about it to the grave with him.
    What the military knows, what they are doing, and what the secret underlying control factions of the power elite are herding the rest of us towards is anyone's guess. False flag alien invasions or the finalization of a world government as a result of this long con game of charades will only tell. I am only saddened that my dad felt he needed to remain an order follower to the end instead of breaking out of that mind field of "BS" he was so quick and aptly able to identify outwardly but could not escape from mentally. I wish that our definitions of patriotism did not imply some love of our so-called masters and archons who rule over the systems of control that govern us, but only for the love of our country and those whom we share the air with in it. I only wish I could have told dad that then. Maybe there will come a time when these blogs will be the history our children read to their children about how foolish we were when we lived in fear of one another?
    Thanks Chris. Wonderful subjects and insights you provide us, as always.

    1. Interesting, Bill. My dad had two thousand hours of flying in the Pacific theater, mostly a supply plane and based in the Phillipines. He was tasked with flying Frances Cardinal Spellman over the devastation of Japan as well once the war was over. Spellman wrote books on his travels in each theater, but mistakenly mentioned my dad in the wrong book.

      But when I was young I found three magazines he kept in a drawer beside his bed, Popular Mechanics and two others I don't remember now. Each had articles about UFOs which were my introduction into the subject and I wondered at the time why he had them. We didn't have magazines subscriptions other than Look, Life and National Geographic so these were odd to me anyway. The common denominator were stories based on the phenomenon.

      This was the early sixties and I found no other mention of UFOs. He died when I was busy raising kids and I never questioned him because all was off my radar through those years. A sighting in 2001 broke my head open, but my dad was gone by that time. So I have often thought of the missed opportunity.

    2. There's a myth out there that the government can't keep secrets, Bill. But the way they do is by letting people like your father know that the consequences will be extremely grave if they don't keep their mouths shut. I talked about my grandfather and his work on SAGE radar and other secret projects. He couldn't even tell us if he had a good day at the office or not. And he was just an engineer. I have other family members who've been involved in secret projects and none of them say anything to anyone. They take their oaths seriously because they know how serious it can get for those who don't. We really don't know what is going on out there because the national security apparatus is so incredibly efficient these days.

  9. The picture of the FIRESIGN "projector" is photoshopped.

    Exopolotics makes for good reading every now and again and that's where I saw the same photoshopped image and a comment telling Salla where to find the original.