Now and again a story comes along that is just about as bizarre as it is fascinating. And the following most definitely falls into both categories. It's one that many might dismiss out of hand. Others, of a more open mind, however, might ponder on the possibility that the case in question is just the tip of a very big iceberg. And, with that said, read on...
The date was early 1974, and the setting, the Marconi Space and Defense facility at Frimley, England. At the time, the witness was employed as a draughtswoman in the Central Services branch – having previously served an apprenticeship in a division of the British Royal Navy – something which ensured that she had access to much of the establishment.
On arriving at work one particular morning, she was surprised to see an inordinate number of Ministry of Defense personnel swarming around one specific building which had been cordoned off. Although she was aware that something of deep significance had occurred, it was not until later that she was able to tackle a trusted colleague, who was himself a manager at the base.
“Something very serious has happened, hasn’t it?” she inquired. “Yes,” was the quiet response, “we’ve had a break-in. I can’t say anymore.” Over the course of several weeks, however, further pieces of the puzzle fell into place. It transpired that the break-in was far more than simply an unauthorized entry. What occurred was nothing short of the penetration of a highly sensitive facility by a living, breathing, extraterrestrial creature!
I was cautiously advised that the incident had occurred late at night, and the solitary witness was a security guard who had been patrolling the building as part of his routine duty. While walking along a corridor, the guard was startled by a dazzling blue light that emanated from one particular room. But this was no ordinary room: it was a storage facility for top secret documentation generated by Marconi as part of its work on behalf of the British Government and the Ministry of Defense, much of which was related to classified, radar-based programs.
Realizing that no-one - at all - should have been in the area at that time of night, the guard burst into the room, only to be confronted by a shocking sight. There, literally sifting through pages and pages of top secret files was a gray-skinned humanoid – but decidedly non-human – creature which quickly dematerialized before the shocked guard’s eyes. Although severely traumatized by the event, he was able to provide a brief description of the being to his superiors and noted that the blue light emanated from a helmet which encompassed the head of the entity.
By the following morning the guard had suffered a near-complete nervous collapse and was taken away, under a military guard, to an unspecified hospital for intensive therapy. He was not seen at the Frimley facility ever again. Some weeks later, my source had occasion to overhear snippets of a conversation which took place in the office of her boss, a Mr. Bevan.
I have been advised that the following is a close approximation of the relevant section of the conversation: “We have no way of keeping these beings out; we just don’t know what to do next. If they can get in here, they can get in anywhere.”
Are James Bond-style extraterrestrials really infiltrating our most protected research stations and stealing our defense secrets? As outlandish as such a theory may sound at first glance, it does receive a degree of support from official sources. For example, consider the following, extracted from a 1972 report titled Controlled Offensive Behavior – USSR, which was prepared for the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency:
“…before the end of the 1970s, Soviet diplomats will be able to sit in their foreign embassies and use ESP (extra-sensory perception) to steal the secrets of their enemies…a spy would be hypnotized, then his invisible ‘spirit’ would be ordered to leave his body, travel across barriers of space and time to a foreign government’s security facility, and there read top-secret documents and relay back their information…the Soviets are at least 25 years ahead of the U.S. in psychic research [and] have realized the immense military advantage of the psychic ability known as astral projection (out-of-the-body travel).”
Bizarre? Most certainly. But military agencies throughout the globe are very keen to exploit new and novel intelligence-gathering techniques. The method described above is simply one of many which have been examined in the past half a century by the governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the former Soviet Union.
Perhaps, somewhere else in the Universe, such techniques have already been perfected, to the extent that a living organism can now literally come and go at will, completely unhindered by our seemingly rigid, physical laws...