Jim Schnabel described the narrative of the US intelligence community’s involvement in the controversial problem of psychic surveillance, which mostly began in the early-to-mid 1970s, in his book Remote Viewers, published in 1997.
“…Alaska’s Mount Hayes, the gem of a glacier range northeast of Anchorage, hosted one of the aliens’ greatest bases,” Schnabel said, referring to the talents of a competent remote-viewer in regard to topics of a UFO nature, one Pat Price.
According to Pat Price, the aliens that resided deep within Mount Hayes had a human-like appearance, with the exception of their heart, lungs, blood, and eyeballs. He went on to say that the aliens employ “thought transfer for motor control of humanity,” which sounded ominous. “The location has also been responsible for unusual behavior and malfunction of the United States and Soviet space objects,” Price continued.
Despite the contentious nature of this narrative, we discover that the US military was quite interested in reports of UFO activity in Alaska during the early years of the topic. For example, formerly classified FBI data reveal astonishing UFO sightings in Alaska between 1947 and 1950.
An extremely outstanding description of a UFO sighting involving two serving military personnel was provided to the FBI in Anchorage in August 1947. “This is to advise that two army officers reported to the Office of the Director of Intelligence Headquarters Alaskan Department, at Fort Richardson, Alaska, that they witnessed an object passing through the air at a tremendous rate of speed that could not be measured in miles per hour,” the report began.
According to the official report, only one of the two cops saw the UFO at first, but he quickly informed his partner of the bizarre sight. “The item looked to be formed like a spherical, not saucer-like or akin to a disk.” The first officer reported that it was unable to provide minute information about the object, but that it seemed to be two or three feet in diameter and left no vapor trail in the sky.”
He made his initial effort to establish the object’s altitude and based on a comparison with cloud patterns in the region, he determined that whatever the mystery sphere’s nature, it was sailing at a height of more than ten thousand feet. It’s also worth noting that, in order to be visible from such a distance, the UFO had to be far larger than the first size estimate of “two or three feet.”
When questioned, the second officer offered an almost identical testimony, with the exception that he estimated the object to be around ten feet in diameter and likened it to “half the size of a full moon on an ordinary night.” This disparity in size was reportedly attributed to the second officer’s belief that the UFO was more likely to have been at a height of three to four thousand feet, rather than ten thousand feet, as claimed by his colleague.
The discrepancy in opinion about the object’s altitude and size may or may not have been significant; the crucial point, however, was that both officers agreed that an abnormal item had been spotted. “…the second officer pointed out that one of the unusual elements of this report was that it was certainly flying against the wind,” the report stated.
“…we have been able to find a flyer [who] spotted some flying object near Bethel, Alaska in July 1947,” the FBI Office in Anchorage wrote to Bureau Director J. Edgar Hoover shortly after.
“[The pilot] indicated that the occasion of spotting the flying object near Bethel occurred on a July day when the sky was absolutely clear of clouds, and it being during the early part of the night, it is daylight the whole night,” the report to Hoover said. It was around 10 p.m. when he saw this flying object, and the sun had just gone beyond the horizon. The weather was perfect for flying, and he was flying a DC-3 into Bethel Airport.”
As the pilot approached the airport, he was astounded to observe an unidentifiable plane “the size of a C-54 without any fuselage” that seemed to be a “flying wing” to his left.
The pilot was first unable to discern whether the object was traveling towards or away from his aircraft due to its odd form, so he opted to execute a 45-degree maneuver in an attempt to disperse any potential collision. The pilot was positive that the object had no external power source, such as a propeller-driven engine, and that it had no emissions as it went by, according to the FBI.
“He phoned the Civil Aeronautics Administration station at Bethel on his radio, inquiring what aircraft were in the area, and they had no reports of any aircraft,” the paper said. Before his arrival, the item he saw was around five or ten miles away from the airport, and [he] said that the path did not travel exactly across the airport. He couldn’t determine if the thing was making any noise, so he estimated its speed to be 300 miles per hour and said it was flying at a thousand feet.
“It was heading in a northwesterly route, from Bethel to Nome.” He didn’t notice any radio interference and couldn’t characterize the color other that it was black but had a distinct shape, didn’t blend into the sky, and had a distinct, compact outline. At this moment, [he] definitely spotted the thing.”
The FBI continued to receive and log high-quality UFO claims on a regular basis as the 1940s came to a conclusion and a new decade began. One of the most convincing accounts concerned a notable sequence of sightings in Alaskan airspace over the course of two days in early 1950.
The sensitive three-page intelligence assessment, which was given to the FBI by an official US Navy source, provides a shocking picture of several UFO sightings involving the military. “Unexplained Phenomena in the Vicinity of Kodiak, Alaska,” it says, refers to “a report of sightings of unidentified airborne objects by various navy personnel on the 22nd and 23rd of January 1950.”
“…at 220240W January, Lt. Smith, USN, patrol plane commander of P2V3 No. 4 of Patrol Squadron One reported an unusual radar contact 20 miles north of the Naval Air Station, Kodiak, Alaska,” according to the report’s author. Lt. Smith was flying the Kodiak Security Patrol when this encounter was established.
“A radar contact was obtained on an object 10 miles southeast of NAS Kodiak at 0243W, 8 minutes later. When Lt. Smith checked with the control tower to see whether there was any known traffic in the vicinity, he was told there wasn’t. During this time, the radar operator, Gaskey, ALC, USN, observed intermittent radar interference, unlike anything he had ever seen before. At this point, contact was lost, although sporadic interference remained.”
Unidentified vehicles having intruded into Alaskan airspace, Smith and Gaskey were not the only ones to report it. The USS Tilbrook was anchored at “buoy 19” in the neighboring manship channel at the time of these incidents. Morgan (first name unknown) was a seaman on board the Tilbrook who was on watch.
Morgan observed an “extremely rapid moving red light, which looked to be of exhaust origin, seemed to come from the southeast, went clockwise in a wide circle in the direction of, and near Kodiak, and back out in a generally southeast direction” somewhere between 0200 and 0300 hours.
Morgan informed one of his shipmates, Carver, of the bizarre sight, and the two waited as the UFO conducted a “return trip,” maybe not quite believing what he was witnessing. Morgan and Carver testified that “the object was in sight for an estimated 30 seconds.” There was no odor or sound, and the item was characterized as having the appearance of a one-foot-diameter ball of fire.”
“At 220440W, while performing normal Kodiak security patrol, Lt. Smith reported a visual observation of an unidentified airborne item on the starboard bow at a range of 5 miles,” the report continues. On the radar scope, this item appeared to be moving at a high rate. The blip’s trailing edge provided the impression of a tail.”
Lieutenant Smith instantly informed the rest of the PV23 No. 24 crew that the UFO had been seen, and they all stared in awe as the bizarre craft soared overhead at a speed of roughly 1,800 mph. Smith ascended to intercept the UFO and made a futile attempt to circle it.
Smith’s tactics were obviously useless due to the ship’s tremendous speed and superb mobility. Lieutenant Smith and his crew, on the other hand, were unprepared for what occurred next.
“The object then appeared to be opening the range,” according to the official report, “and Smith attempted to shut the range.” The UFO was seen to expand up slightly before turning to the left and landing on Smith’s quarter. Smith regarded this as an extremely menacing gesture and switched out all of the aircraft’s lights. The item vanished from view four minutes later in a southeasterly direction.”
Lieutenants Barco and Causer of Patrol Squadron One were conducting the Kodiak Security Patrol at 0435 hours the next day when they, too, spotted an unidentifiable aerial craft. The officers’ plane was about 62 miles south of Kodiak at the time of their encounter. Barco and Causer, as well as the pilot, Captain Paulson, stood astonished for 10 minutes as the bizarre object twisted and spun in the Alaskan sky. The following is a summary of the reports:
“1. It looked to Lt. Smith and his team as two orange lights circling around a common center, “like two jet planes executing slow rolls in tight formation,” according to Lt. Smith. It had a broad range of speeds.
2. It looked to Morgan and Carver as a one-foot-diameter reddish-orange ball of fire traveling at a fast rate of speed.
3. It seemed to Causer, Barco, and Paulson to be a pulsing orange-yellow projectile-shaped flame with consistent pulsation times of 3 to 5 seconds. The pulsations appeared to rise to on 7 or 8 seconds and off 7 to 8 seconds as the object’s range expanded.”
“Given that no weather balloons were known to have been launched within a reasonable period before the sightings, it appears that the object or objects were not balloons,” the final statement on the encounters states. If the items aren’t balloons, they must be considered phenomena (perhaps meteorites), the nature of which this office cannot determine.”
This set of experiences’ “meteorite” explanation is particularly perplexing. Meteorites do not stay in sight for “an estimated 30 seconds,” they do not close in on military aircraft in a “very menacing gesture,” and they do not appear as “two orange lights circling around a common center,” to name a few examples.
In other words, it is reasonable to assume that experienced military troops in Kodiak, Alaska in January 1950 encountered really abnormal events.
Does any of this support Pat Price’s theory that an extraterrestrial base exists deep within Alaska’s Mount Hayes? No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
However, in light of the foregoing, it’s possible that someone should investigate Price’s assertions further. You know, in case…