archiv~1: Dore: "SETI" Signals Are From Classified Intelligence Satellite

Dore: "SETI" Signals Are From Classified Intelligence Satellite

Stig Agermose ( )
Tue, 3 Nov 1998 12:30:40 +0100

Source: seticontact's website. URL:



Press Conference slated for Wednesday cancelled, signals a satellite?

Paul Dore writes the following:

"Monday, the second of November has got to be one of the worst 24 hours
I've ever experienced. Here is a brief synopsis of the events that

6:00am I arrive at work, do some rather routine things and cull
overnight data. I have a pretty uneventful day, then around noon I
receive a call from the two astronomers stating they would not be at
the press conference at that I was 'essentially, on my own.' - 'Fine
then.' I replied, and they apologized and hung up. Next my supervisor
rings me up to tell me that I was to cease my experiment immediately.
This was quite strange because he had been supportive ever since the
news broke. As per his request I began the job of taking down the
feedhorn and disconnecting the receiver and packing the entire kit up.
The rest of the day passed without incident and I began thinking once
again if I made a mistake, if I was confused by something earthly or a
natural phenomena. I began questioning myself over and over in hopes
that I could find something I missed."

7:00pm I arrive home to find three gentlemen in my residence. My wife
Helen has the look of sheer terror upon her face. It turns one of the
men was from the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) at
Cheltenham, the other was from RAF Feltwell and the third from the
American National Security Agency. They asked if we could speak in
private. I was reluctant but agreed and Helen and the kids left the
room. Over the course of nearly two hours they explained to me that
what I had discovered was not extra-terrestrial in nature but most
definitely interesting. It turns out that what I discovered was in fact
a classified intelligence satellite having to do with something known
as Project 415. I am being very careful here so as not to violate the
security oath they made me sign which states that should I disclose any
further detail on this subject I will be subject to prosecution under
the terms of the Official Secrets Act. I was told basically that the
signals I received were mistaken and that I should not talk about this
matter in detail. They gave me a fair amount of information to convince
me, again the details I cannot go into but I am satisfied that what I
picked up was in fact a secret deep space satellite for purposes of
national and international (it seems) security. After the three men
were convinced that I believed them they had me sign this legal
document that I cited above and left. I watched as two of the men
walked down the road one way and the American walk in an opposite
direction (presumably to their vehicles).

So there you have it and I wish this were not true. I had visions of
going down in history as being the first human being to detect signs of
other intelligence in the universe and while I found intelligence all
right, it certainly wasn't the kind of intelligence I hoped to
discover. I am a bit depressed now, though that could have as much to
do with the weather. My family and I have decided that I should not
purse this line of research any further. Should I ever discovery
anything else strange in the course of my work I will be very careful
about revealing it.

Best Regards,

Paul Dore

***Commentary from the webmaster below ***

We here have been following this story since it came to our attention
long before the mainstream media noticed it. We are rather sorry to see
it end this way but wish Paul and his family the best of luck.