In his 1997 book Remote Viewers, Jim Schnabel narrated the story of the US intelligence community’s engagement in the contentious…
In his 1997 book Remote Viewers, Jim Schnabel narrated the story of the US intelligence community’s engagement in the contentious issue of psychic monitoring, which mostly started in the early to mid 1970s.
In reference to the skills of a proficient remote-viewer with relation to matters of a UFO nature, one Pat Price, Schnabel remarked, “…Alaska’s Mount Hayes, the jewel of a glacier range northeast of Anchorage, held one of the aliens’ largest bases.”
The aliens that inhabited Mount Hayes’s interior, according to Pat Price, resembled humans save for their heart, lungs, blood, and eyeballs. He continued, sounding menacing, saying the aliens use “thought transfer for motor control of mankind.” Price stated, “The area has also been responsible for strange behavior and malfunction of Soviet and American space objects.
Despite the disputed nature of this story, we learn that during the early years of the subject, the US military showed a lot of interest in claims of UFO activity in Alaska. For instance, shocking reports of UFO encounters in Alaska between 1947 and 1950 are revealed by previously secret FBI data.
The FBI in Anchorage received an incredibly detailed account of a UFO incident involving two active military men in August 1947. This is to inform you that two army officers reported to the Office of the Director of Intelligence Headquarters Alaskan Department in Fort Richardson, Alaska, that they saw an item go through the air at a great rate of speed that could not be calculated in miles per hour.
Only one of the two officers initially saw the UFO, according to the official report, but he swiftly let his partner know about the strange sight. The object appeared to be shaped like a sphere, not like a disk or a saucer. Although the first officer was unable to offer precise details on the object, he did note that it seemed to be two to three feet in diameter and that it did not leave a vapor trail in the sky.
His initial attempt to assess the object’s height resulted in the conclusion that, whatever the mystery sphere’s nature, it was traveling at a height of more than ten thousand feet after comparison with local cloud patterns. It’s also important to note that the UFO had to be much bigger than the first size estimate of “two or three feet” in order to be visible from such a distance.
The second officer gave an essentially identical account of what happened when questioned, with the distinction that he calculated the object’s diameter to be roughly 10 feet and compared it to “half the size of a full moon on an ordinary night.” The second officer apparently thought the UFO was more likely to have been at a height of three to four thousand feet rather than ten thousand feet, as described by his colleague, which is why there was a size discrepancy.
The important thing, however, was that both officers concurred that an odd object had been detected, regardless of the difference in opinion on the object’s height and size. According to the report, “the second officer noted that one of the unique characteristics of this report was that it was unquestionably flying against the wind.”
Soon later, the FBI Office in Anchorage sent a letter to Bureau Director J. Edgar Hoover stating that “…we have been able to discover a flyer [who] witnessed some flying object near Bethel, Alaska, in July 1947.”
The report to Hoover stated that “[the pilot] reported that the occasion of detecting the flying object near Bethel occurred on a July day when the sky was entirely devoid of clouds, and it being during the early part of the night, it is daylight all night.” He first noticed this flying thing at approximately 10 p.m., just as the sun was setting. He was landing a DC-3 at Bethel Airport under ideal flying conditions.
The pilot was startled to see an unidentified aircraft to his left that seemed to be a “flying wing” and was “the size of a C-54 without any fuselage” as he neared the airport.
Due to the object’s unusual shape, the pilot first was unable to determine whether it was approaching or fleeing from his aircraft. As a result, he decided to do a 45-degree turn in an effort to prevent a collision. According to the FBI, the pilot was certain that the item had no external power source, such as a propeller-driven motor, and that it did not emit any gases as it passed past.
The Civil Aeronautics Administration station at Bethel was contacted via his radio to inquire about any nearby aircraft, but there were none reported, according to the newspaper. The object he observed was around five or ten miles from the airport when he arrived, and [he] said that the route did not precisely pass the runway. He assessed the object’s speed to be 300 miles per hour and said it was flying at a thousand feet since he was unable to discern whether it was making any noise.
It was traveling from Bethel to Nome in a northwesterly direction. He couldn’t describe the color other than as black, but it had a defined shape, didn’t fade into the sky, and had a clear, compact contour. He also couldn’t detect any radio interference. He had clearly seen the object at this point.
As the 1940s drew to an end and the 1950s began, the FBI continued to regularly receive and document credible UFO reports. A remarkable series of sightings in Alaskan airspace over the period of two days in early 1950 was the subject of one of the most compelling testimonies.
An official US Navy source provided the FBI with a secret three-page intelligence report that paints a startling picture of many military UFO sightings. There is a reference to “a report of sightings of unexplained aerial objects by various navy personnel on the 22nd and 23rd of January 1950” under the heading “Unexplained Phenomena in the Vicinity of Kodiak, Alaska.”
The report’s author states that “at 220240W January, Lt. Smith, USN, patrol plane commander of P2V3 No. 4 of Patrol Squadron One reported an unexpected radar contact 20 miles north of the Naval Air Station, Kodiak, Alaska.” The Kodiak Security Patrol was being led by Lt. Smith when this incident took place.
“At 0243W, 8 minutes later, a radar contact was made with an item that was 10 miles southeast of NAS Kodiak. Lt. Smith asked the control tower whether there was any known traffic in the area, but was informed that there wasn’t. The radar operator Gaskey, ALC, USN, saw irregular radar interference during this period that was unlike anything he had ever seen before. Contact was lost at this point, although intermittent interference persisted.
Unidentified vehicles having intruded into Alaskan airspace, Smith and Gaskey were not the only ones to report it. At the time of these occurrences, the USS Tilbrook was anchored at “buoy 19” in the adjacent manship canal. On the Tilbrook, a seaman with the first name of Morgan was on duty.
Between 2:00 and 3:30 in the morning, Morgan noticed a “very quick moving red light, which seemed to be of exhaust origin, seemed to come from the southeast, traveled clockwise in a broad circle toward, and near Kodiak, then back out in a generally southeast direction.”
Perhaps not quite believing what he was seeing, Morgan alerted one of his shipmates, Carver, to the strange sight, and the two waited while the UFO made a “return trip.” According to testimony from Morgan and Carver, “the object was in sight for an estimated 30 seconds.” The object was described as having the appearance of a one-foot-diameter ball of fire and being soundless.
The report adds, “At 220440W, Lieutenant Smith reported a visual observation of an unidentified airborne item on the starboard bow at a range of 5 miles while doing routine Kodiak security patrol.” This object looked to be traveling quickly on the radar scope. The trailing edge of the blip gave the appearance of a tail.
The strange plane swooped overhead at a speed of around 1,800 mph, and Lieutenant Smith immediately alerted the rest of the PV23 No. 24 crew that it had been sighted.
Smith attempted to circle the UFO in vain before ascending to intercept it. Smith’s strategies were plainly ineffective given the ship’s incredible speed and excellent mobility. On the other side, Lieutenant Smith and his team were unprepared for what happened next.
The official report states that Smith made an attempt to close the range as the object appeared to be opening it. Before making a tiny upward expansion and heading to the left to land on Smith’s quarter, the UFO was sighted. Smith turned down all of the aircraft’s lights since he saw this as a very ominous signal. Four minutes later, the object disappeared from view in a southeasterly direction.
The next day at 04:35, Lieutenants Barco and Causer of Patrol Squadron One were conducting the Kodiak Security Patrol when they, too, noticed an unidentified aircraft object. At the time of their meeting, the officers’ jet was roughly 62 miles south of Kodiak. The strange thing twisted and swirled in the Alaskan sky for ten minutes while Captain Paulson, Barco, and Causer watched in awe. The reports’ synopsis is as follows:
Lt. Smith and his colleagues observed what seemed to be two orange lights circling a central point, “like two jet jets performing slow rolls in tight formation,” he said. It could move at a variety of speeds.
To Morgan and Carver, it seemed to be a one-foot-diameter, reddish-orange ball of fire moving quickly.
It seemed to be an orange-yellow projectile-shaped flame that pulsed every 3 to 5 seconds, according to Causer, Barco, and Paulson. As the object’s range grew, the pulsations seemed to increase to 7 or 8 seconds on and 7 or 8 seconds off.
The concluding comment on the encounters reads, “Given that no weather balloons were known to have been deployed within a reasonable period before the sightings, it appears that the object or objects were not balloons.” The objects must be regarded as phenomena (perhaps meteorites) if they aren’t balloons, the nature of which this office cannot ascertain.
The “meteorite” explanation for this series of experiences is particularly puzzling. For example, meteorites do not show as “two orange lights circling around a common center,” nor do they remain visible for “an estimated 30 seconds,” nor do they approach military aircraft in a “quite frightening gesture.”
At other words, it is plausible to suppose that military personnel with expertise observed genuinely unusual happenings in Kodiak, Alaska in January 1950.
Does anything here lend credence to Pat Price’s hypothesis that Mount Hayes in Alaska is home to an alien base? Not at all, not at all, not at all, not at all.
However, in light of the aforementioned, it’s feasible that more research into Price’s claims should be done. Just in case…