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 November 11, 1989
      ParaNet  Information Service (Denver, CO)--This evening  saw
 perhaps an unprecedented event in UFOlogy.  KLAS-TV in Las Vegas,
 Nevada  has  been airing a UFO special during  the  evening  news
 which began on Monday dealing with the UFO mystery and  cover-up.
 The series, which has been covered by ParaNet, began its coverage
 with  a  history of UFOs beginning in the late 1940s  and  moving
 forward  through  the  numerous sighting reports  to  the  cattle
 mutilations,  which was aired last evening.  As promised  at  the
 close of last evening's show, George Knapp, a news anchorman  for
 Channel  8  in Vegas, stated that a scientific  person  would  be
 featured on tonight's program who has claimed to work at Area 51,
 the  government's super-secret test range at Nevada Test Site  at
 Mercury, Nevada.
 Indeed,  quite a story was told by Robert Lazar, a physicist  who
 claimed  that  he had worked on a project at  Area  51  involving
 flying disks provided by alien intelligences.
      Over the last year, ParaNet has carried stories relating  to
 possible  involvement  with the government in  projects  of  this
 nature at the Nevada test site.  Up to now, the stories have been
 of a very speculative nature.  Although the material presented by
 Robert  Lazar  remains unconfirmed, enough information  has  been
 disclosed that ParaNet's large investigative staff in Nevada  has
 started an intensive investigation into this release. Both  Lazar
 (formerly  known  only  as "Dennis") and Lear  have  appeared  on
 Channel  8 -- Lear appearing on numerous occasions together  will
 Bill Cooper discussing Lear's famous 'ET Hypothesis.'  On a  past
 KLAS-TV  report,  Lear was shown to have  traveled  to  locations
 appearing to overlook the test site which purportedly provided  a
 good  view of the objects as they flew into the night sky.   Lear
 attempted  to shoot video of an object as it  maneuvered  through
 the night sky during last summer, however nothing was captured on
 the  tape  of a substantive nature.  Lear also relates  that  his
 group  was  harassed by a Lincoln County  sheriff  following  his
 attempts to take the pictures.
      Below  is  a  transcript  of the  program  that  aired  this
 evening.   All paragraphs out of quotes are the narrator  of  the
 segment.   We were as accurate as possible on the  transcription,
 however  there are a couple of places where comments were  edited
 out due to inability to understand what was being said.
      Further  reports  will be provided  as  information  becomes
      We've  been  working  on  the  story  for  some  time....UFO
 researchers  claim that there is a secret government  within  our
 government.  Now this may be hard to believe coming from the  UFO
 perspective,  but  we have learned that Watergate  and  the  Iran
 Contra  scandal  that factions within our government can  and  do
 pursue  their own hidden agendas outside of the law; outside  the
 control of the Congress or the knowledge of the American  people.
 This is exactly the type of operation that we hear about tonight.
 It's  a  chilling scenario with worldwide implications  that  may
 have its roots right here [Las Vegas, Nevada].
      Area 51, that mysterious corner of the Nevada Test Site,  is
 no  longer considered a secret.  The fact that  secretive  things
 go on here isn't evident; even to the Soviets who make daily  spy
 flights  over  the facility to take a peek at  what's  going  on.
 These photos, never before shown in public, are about as close as
 anyone will ever come to seeing what the place looks like  again.
 The dry bed at Groom Lake, the corrugated buildings, a three-mile
 long  runway  and some highly sophisticated radar  and  detection
 equipment.   Its  been  known by many names  over  the  years  --
 Dreamland; The Ranch; The Skunk Works.  If ever there was a place
 to  test  the  secret new technology, this  is  it.   And  that's
 exactly what has been done here for decades.
      Area  51  is  where Francis Gary Powers and  the  other  U-2
 pilots  were trained in the 50s.  And, where the U-2  itself  was
 developed.   The SR-71 spy plane that spotted Soviet missiles  in
 Cuba  in  the early 60s were also developed at 51.  51  is  where
 Stealth  technology  was nurtured, where Star  Wars  devices  are
 still tested, and where all manner of CIA [unknown] business  has
 been  plotted  and refined.  It's the perfect  place  for  secret
 things,  but  of course, that's no secret.  51 is ringed  by  the
 forbidden vastness of the Nevada test site; by the looming  Groom
 Mountain  and  by sparsely populated desert  expanses.   But  the
 people that do live out here have no love lost for the  military,
 but  they're  conservative,  patriotic and they  mind  their  own
 Interviewer questioning a nearby resident of Area 51:  "Ever  see
 something that you can't explain?"
 Resident: "Sure, lots of times."
 Interviewer:  "Care to elaborate?"
 Resident:  "No."  (Laughter).
      On  any given night at the Rachel Bar and Grill,  you  might
 find  three or four people who work at Area 51.  They  are  among
 the flowing Budweiser and the cowboy hats.  You might find  them,
 but  they  are not going to talk to.  Not about the  things  that
 they have seen over the mountain.  A steady trickle of curiosity-
 seekers  flows through here; strangers, drawn by strange  stories
 of lights in the night sky.  Their questions also go  unanswered.
 No one who has worked at Dreamland has ever publicly acknowledged
 what  so  many  people  have suspected  for  years:   That  alien
 technology is being tested in the Nevada desert.
      The speculation first surfaced in documents obtained by  UFO
 researchers.  Documents about something called Project  Aquarius.
 The document allegedly prepared for an organization called MJ-12,
 states  that  a  program to fly recovered  alien  spacecraft  was
 established  in 1972 and is continuing in Nevada.   The  National
 Security Agency has confirmed it does have a Project Aquarius but
 denies that it has anything to do with flying saucers.  NSA  will
 not say what Project Aquarius is.
      Speculation  was  heightened  in 1984, when  the  Air  Force
 seized nearly 90,000 acres around Groom Lake.  The action was, by
 most accounts, illegal.  During Congressional hearings about  the
 land grab, Congressman John Siberling grilled the military  about
 the legal authority used in the action and was told the authority
 was   at  a  much,  much  higher  level  than  the   Air   Force.
 Siberling  asked  what authority is higher than the laws  of  the
 United States?  The Air Force official said he could respond, but
 only in a closed briefing.  In 1987, when the Air Force sought to
 renew  its  stranglehold on the Groom range, news  articles  once
 again  mentioned the talk about alien spacecraft  and  subsequent
 articles  in  national magazines quoted  un-named  sources  about
 things of alien origin flying in Nevada.  Things that would  make
 film-maker  George Lucas drool.  Despite the speculation, no  one
 who  knew Area 51 from the inside ever talked publicly about  the
 saucer story.
 Bob  Lazar:  "Well, there's several uh, actually nine  uh  flying
 saucers,  flying  disks that are out  there  of  extraterrestrial
 origin."   The  live  interview with the  shadowy  "Dennis"  drew
 international attention.  Portions were broadcast by radio in six
 European  countries, and in a nationally televised TV special  in
      Despite  numerous  inquiries  and  "feelers,"  "Dennis"  has
 remained anonymous until now.  His real name is Robert Lazar.   A
 young scientist with eclectic interests.  The choice of  "Dennis"
 was an inside joke -- he says that's the name of his superior  at
 Groom Lake.  It wasn't a joke to Dennis.
 Lazar:   "He called right after and said, 'Do you have  any  idea
 what we're going to do to you now?' and I said no, and he hung up
 the phone."
      Lazar's  story is by any standard, fantastic.  He says  he's
 telling it in order to protect himself.  He said he was hired  to
 work in area called S-4 which is a few miles south of Groom Lake.
 At  S-4,  he says, are flying saucers, anti-matter  reactors  and
 other  working  examples of technology that is  seemingly  beyond
 human capabilities.
 Lazar:  "Right.  This stuff came from somewhere else.  I know  it
 is  hard to believe, but it is there and I saw it.  I  know  what
 the  current  state-of-the-art is in physics and it it  can't  be
      Checking  out Lazar's credentials proved to be  a  difficult
 task.   He says he holds degrees in physics and electronics,  but
 the schools that we contacted say they've never heard of him.  He
 says  he  also  worked  as a physicist  at  Los  Alamos  National
 Labs  where  he worked with one of the world's  largest  particle
 beam  accelerators,  a  half-mile  long  'behemoth'  capable   of
 generating  seven-hundred  million volts.  Los  Alamos  officials
 told  us they have no record of Robert Lazar ever working  there.
 They were either mistaken or were lying.  A 1982 phone book  from
 the  Lab lists Lazar right there among the other  scientists  and
 technicians.  A 1982 news clipping from the Los Alamos  newspaper
 profiled Lazar and his interest in jet cars.  It, too,  mentioned
 his  employment at the Lab as a physicist.  We called Los  Alamos
 again,  and  an  exasperated official told us  he  still  had  no
 records  on  Lazar.   EG&G,  which is where  Lazar  says  he  was
 interviewed  for the job at S-4, also has no record.  It's as  if
 someone has made him disappear.
 Lazar:  "Well, they're trying to make me look non-existent to the
 places that I called...."
 Interviewer:  "Explain.  Called where?"
 Lazar:   "Well, the schools that I went to; the hospital  that  I
 was born at; past jobs, and nothing comes up with my name on it."
      He smiles, but out of futility, knowing the whole thing must
 sound  ridiculous.   According  to Lazar, his  employer  was  the
 United  States Navy.  He says he and other  government  employees
 would gather near EG&G, fly to Groom Lake, then a very few people
 would get into a bus with blacked out or no windows and drive  to
 Interviewer:  "You get off the bus, what do you see?"
 Lazar:   "A  very  interesting  building.  Its  got  a  slope  of
 probably  about  30 degrees which are hangar doors,  and  it  has
 textured paint on it, but it looks like sand.  It's made to  look
 like  the  side of the mountain that it is in,  whether  it's  to
 disguise it from satellite photographs or what...."
      He  says he was never told exactly what he would be  working
 on, but figured it had something to do with advanced  propulsion.
 On  his first day he was told to read a series of briefings,  and
 immediately realized how advanced the propulsion really was.
 Lazar:   "The power source is an anti-matter reactor.   They  run
 gravity  amplifiers.   There is actually two parts to  the  drive
 mechanism.   It's  a bizarre technology.  There  is  no  physical
 hookups between any of the systems in there.  They use gravity as
 a wave using wave guides that look like microwaves."
      It  took awhile, Lazar says, before he actually saw  one  of
 the flying disks, however there were hints everywhere.
 Lazar:   "Right.   They  had  a poster,  and  it  looked  like  a
 commercial  poster, like it was lithographed, like you could  buy
 it  at K-Mart or someplace, but they were all over the place  and
 it  had the disk that I coined the term 'the floor  model'  which
 lifted  off the ground about 3 feet out at the area, in  the  Dry
 Lakes  area,  and the caption on it said 'They're  here.'   These
 posters were all over the place."
      Later, he got to see the real thing.
 Lazar:  "When I was led in, it was the first time that I saw  the
 'floor  model'  in the hangar sitting down, and I was  told  they
 could have walked me in the front door but they purposely  wanted
 to walk me by it.  I was told not to say anything and to keep  my
 eyes  forward and walk past the disk to the office area.   And  I
 did.   And as we went by it, I just kinda stuck my hands  on  it,
 just to run it alongside the thing and uh ....After that I got to
 see actually lift off the ground and operate."
 Interviewer:  "You actually got to see more than one?"
 Lazar:   "Yeah.  The hangars are all connected  together.   There
 are large bay doors between each one.  There were nine total that
 I  saw, each one being different.  Like they had  the  assortment
      Security at S-4 was oppressive Lazar said, and his superiors
 used fear and intimidation almost as a brainwashing tool.
 Lazar:  "They did everything but physically hurt me."
 Interviewer:  "They put a gun to your head?"
 Lazar:  "Yeah."
 Interviewer:  "You mean they actually put a gun to your head?"
 Lazar:   "They did that even in the original  security  briefing.
 Guards there with M-16s.  Guys there slamming their fingers  into
 my  chest, screaming into my ear, they were pointing  weapons  at
 me.  Like I said, it's not a good place to work."
      That  fear  factor  would surface later.   Lazar  agreed  to
 undergo a polygraph exam as part of this report.  Polygrapher Ron
 Clay asked about the technology that Lazar had seen.
 Polygrapher:   "Did you knowingly lie when you had actually  seen
 anti-gravity propulsion in operation?"
 Lazar:  "No."
      The results of this exam were inconclusive.  Lazar  appeared
 to  be  truthful  on  one test;  deceitful  on  a  second.   Clay
 recommended  that a second examiner be brought  in.   Polygrapher
 Terry Tabernetti (sp?) runs a corporate security operation and is
 a  former Los Angeles police officer.  He put Lazar through  four
 tests and concluded there were no attempts to deceive.
      Tabernetti sent his test results to a third polygrapher  who
 agreed the results appeared truthful.  The charts were then  sent
 to  a  fourth examiner who did not agree  suggesting  that  Lazar
 might  be  relating information he'd learned from  someone  else.
 The  polygraphers  concurred and decided they would not  issue  a
 final  statement on truthfulness until more specific testing  can
 be conducted.  And that's where it stands.
      Tabernetti  believes the difficulty in  determining  Lazar's
 truthfulness stems from the fear that was drilled into him.
 Lazar:  "Well, I am telling the truth.  I've tried to prove that.
 What's  going  on up there could be the most important  event  in
 history.   You're  talking about contact,  physical  contact  and
 proof from another planet, another system, another  intelligence.
 Thats got to be the biggest event in history, period.  And,  it's
 real  and it's there.  And I had an extremely small part  in  it.
 I'm  convinced that what I saw is absolute proof of that.   There
 is  no way that we could have created those disks.  There  is  no
 way  we could have made the disks, the power  supplies,  anything
 that goes with it."
      Lazar  says he has no intention of going on any UFO  lecture
 circuit.  He is not looking to do any additional interviews.   In
 fact, he was not too crazy about doing this one.  He did it after
 certain unfavorable things started happening in his life, and  he
 did it because he feels that whoever is running the show up at S-
 4  is  perpetrating  a  fraud on  the  American  people  and  the
 scientific community.

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