archiv~1: Re: SETI Dore does a Lousy CYA

Re: SETI Dore does a Lousy CYA

Don Adams ( )
Tue, 3 Nov 1998 12:28:46 -0500 (EST)

I agree...They don't even do this on the X files....
it's more like an old B movie...about a deep space
intellegence probe... "a secret deep space
satellite for purposes of national and international (it seems)

>What a Crock.
>------- Forwarded Message Follows -------
>From: (Stig Agermose)
>Date: Tue, 3 Nov 1998 12:30:40 +0100
>Subject: Dore: "SETI" Signals Are From Classified Intelligence Satellite
>Organization: Politiken On Line
>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 ensued."
>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.