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

Re: Dore: "SETI" Signals Are From Classified Intelligence Satellite

David Ocame ( )
Tue, 03 Nov 1998 17:37:23 -0500

Stig Agermose wrote:
> Source: seticontact's website. URL:
> Stig
> *******
> 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.
Pretty convenient, eh? Just I thought!