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                           FILE NO. 008

           T H E   U N D E R G R O U N D   E M P I R E


     In March of 1980, John J. Williams, a New Mexico "Patriot"
who published the anti-Communist oriented "REBEL MAGAZINE" (at
the time available from: Consumertronics Co., c/o John J.
Williams. Pres., 2011 Crescent Dr., P.O. Drawer 537., Alamogardo,
NM  88310) revealed some incredible details on an alleged
subterranean system which the Navy had been exploring below the
western United States.  The report appeared in issue No. 6 of his
magazine, and was later reproduced in the Fall, 1985 (#164) issue
of SEARCH Magazine, at the time edited by Marjorie Palmer, widow
of the late Ray Palmer.  The article, titled 'CALIFORNIA FLOATS
ON OCEAN?', revealed the following:

     "Some time ago, I heard a man on a TV interview-show briefly
mention that parts of California and neighboring states are
floating on the Pacific Ocean!  He was a high ranking Naval
officer on a top-secret nuclear submarine that has been (and is)
exploring and mapping these enormous caverns and passage-ways
underneath the West for over 10 years now.
     "A friend of mine finally tracked the man down.  He is now
living quietly in retirement and asked that no details pointing
to him be revealed as he does not want publicity and government
attention.  After writing this article, I destroyed my files on
him.  This is his story..."
     Williams explains that not "all" of the areas in question
are actually "resting" or "floating" on the ocean, however there
are allegedly many subterranean cavities below the western U.S.,
and they are not limited to California, and many of them consist
of very large water-filled aqua-systems.  These have been
explored via nuclear submarines to several hundred miles inland,
particularly in the region of southern California and the
southern Oregon - northern California area.  Williams continues:
     "...When he retired several years ago, in spite of about 10
years of intensive Naval study, the Navy had not gotten even a
handle on their exacts and dimensions.  Today, the story may be
different.
     "He makes the following statements from his observations:
     "1. The passageways are labyrinthine with widths from a few
to thousands of feet (caverns), averaging roughly about a 100
feet.
     "2. Much like dry caverns do, heights and depths vary a
great deal and in some cases, two or more caverns or passageways
pass over or under each other at different depths.     
     "3. Most of the entrances lie just off the Continental Shelf
(i.e. in the Continental Slope - Branton).
     "4. Most of the entrances are too small for submarine
investigation; and many that are large enough lie in waters that
are too deep.
     "5. Some of the caverns (in S. California) are topped with
oil while some others are filled with gases believed to
approximate our atmosphere (in very ancient times).
     "6. The San Joaquin Valley is essentially a portion of the
original cavernous area that collapsed eons ago due to it's sheer
weight.
     "7. What is being passed off as the 'San Andreas Fault' are
large, unsupported chambers that are in the process of
collapsing.  When the BIG ONE finally hits, many scientists in
the know believe that most of California will break off like a
cold Hershey bar and slide into the ocean! (it is postulated by
some that an ancient land-mass which some believe may have been
connected to what is now California, broke off and sunk into the
ocean during an ancient cataclysm - Branton)
     "8. (We are deleting this section due to the possibility of
undue stress and fear which may result from it's disclosure. 
Also, because of recent international events which may have
resulted in a solution to this problem.  We will merely state
that it involves a scenario similar to that which was portrayed
in a James Bond movie, and which concerned underground caverns,
silicon valley, nuclear weapons, and the San Andreas fault -
Branton).
     "9. A WELL-KNOWN U.S. nuclear submarine lost its way in
these passages and disappeared forever.  It was reported to have
been lost IN OPEN SEA ELSEWHERE to keep the American people in
total ignorance and to justify an enormous pay-off to an
eccentric U.S. billionaire (who died in recent years) for
providing the fictitious "recovery" effort.
     "I have no reason to doubt the man.  I can't tell for sure
whether or not these caverns and passageways exist or to their
extents.  The story does sound a bit fantastic but I have no
reason to doubt the man.  I have seen copies of documentation
that at least prove that he was a high ranking Naval officer
(nuclear submarine duty) and a distinguished scientist.  In fact,
his scientific background and reputation are impeccable.  He
definitely cannot be labeled as a crackpot, lunatic or publicity-
seeker.  I would very much like more information on this
topic..."

     After further inquiries to Mr. Williams on the part of
'inner earth' researchers, Williams responded with the following
when asked whether or not he had received any replies to his
request for more information about the alleged passageways below
California:
     "Since publishing our article on the vast cavern network
under much of California, we have received many responses and
inquiries.  Some of these responses appear to be knowledgeable
sources.  Note that the material sent to us for this article was
written by someone of very high repute whose credentials I
personally checked out.  Due to an agreement with him, I cannot
reveal his identity.
     "One response was from a retired (conventional submarine
duty? - Branton) submarine commander, who according to him, spent
many years in the waters off California.  He stated that the
caverns do NOT exist.
     "Another response was from an anonymous person who cited
unpublished oil company seismographic data, and stated,
'Although most of the caverns you depict in your drawing are
smaller, larger or located somewhat differently than the actual
caverns, you are essentially correct... My information is more
up-to-date than what you apparently relied upon.'  He (or she)
did not supply any maps to pin down our differences, just some
written descriptions.  However, some knowledgeable person could
probably deduce his (or her) overall 'map' from the voluminous
seismographic data sent.  I am in the process of looking for
this input; it's been several years now and it may have all been
thrown out... Incidentally, the oil company seismic data had much
data round the Fresno area if that helps any.
     "One incident which tends to confirm the fact that
California is in fact floating on the ocean was a story which
made the headlines in recent years.  This incident involved an
oil discovery beneath Long Beach, California.  When oil companies
began pumping oil out of the ground beneath Long Beach it was
soon learned that the entire city BEGAN SINKING INTO THE OCEAN!  
     "It sank up to 26 feet and dikes had to be built to keep out
the water.  The problem is (temporarily) being rectified by
'water injection'--i.e. pumping an equivalent amount of WATER
into the ground to the amount of oil and water taken out, in
order to keep the city AFLOAT!" 
     
     One thing which may be of interest in connection with Mr.
Williams' account was a statement which was made by a prominent
California Bigfoot investigator by the name of Virginia Louise
Swanson, who has done a good deal of study on caves and their
connections to the Bigfoot phenomena.  She refers to these
caverns in the following words:
     "...Somewhere I got the idea that a big portion of Death
Valley is located on a shelf of FALSE bedrock.  A certain type of
earthquake would collapse all of it down to an enormous series of
caverns that would open up into another Grand Canyon."
     
     According to our knowledge, the only nuclear submarines ever
to disappear under mysterious circumstances were the U.S.S.
THRESHER and the U.S.S. SCORPION.  It is uncertain whether the
retired Navy Officer who John J. Williams spoke of was referring
to the THRESHER or the SCORPION, although the disappearance of
the Thresher probably caused more publicity.  The Thresher was
the LEAD SHIP or 'Flag' ship in the world's most advanced class
of nuclear attack submarines.  She was designed to operate deeper
and more silently than any of her predecessors and was also
endowed with significant advances in sonar equipment, in noise
reduction, and in fire-control.  All in all, she was the most
advanced international submarine in the world at the time of her
disappearance and would have been an ideal choice for a top-
secret mission such as the exploration of the caverns mentioned
by John Williams' source.
     On April 10, 1963 (according to official reports) the
Thresher, under the command of Lt. Commander John W. Harvey, USN,
with a total of 129 men (comprised of the crew, civilian
technicians, and observers) disappeared without explanation.  NOT
A SINGLE TRACE or clue as to the fate of the craft, or it's
occupants, were ever recovered: no oil slicks, radiation,
floating debris, or similar signs of wreckage were ever seen.  It
is interesting to note that almost all of the reports at the time
stated the ship had "disappeared," or was "lost," not "sunk!" 
One woman whose husband was on the ill-fated ship reported her
belief that her husband was still alive.  Theologically speaking,
the possibility of a long-distance connection or "communion" on a
deep, emotional level between a husband and a wife should not
necessarily be consigned to the realm of the occult or "psychic"
phenomena.  Many religions believe that the very spiritual
natures of a husband and a wife are united upon the consummation
of a marriage, and thus they become, as Christian teachings say,
"one flesh".  The actual words of this woman, who was interviewed
by Will Carson and Jeannie Joy--two writers devoted to pursuing
strange events--shortly after the Thresher incident, were as
follows:
      "My husband was on the submarine Thresher when it
disappeared.  I don't consider myself a widow.  I don't believe
my husband is dead.  No, it's not a matter of just not being able
to believe it, to accept reality; I just can't get over the
conviction that he's still alive somewhere.  I love my husband
very much.  I know he loved--loves me.  We were very close.  We
could always tell when something was wrong with each other. 
Intuition, I guess.  I should have felt something the instant
there was trouble, if he was really in serious trouble and knew
it--a matter of life and death--but I didn't."
     "What do you believe really happened?" Carson and Joy asked
the attractive young woman.
     "Most people think I'm crazy when I say this, but I believe
the Thresher was captured."
     "By whom?"
     "I can't say for sure, but there WAS a Russian submarine
spotted near there that day (that is, near where it REPORTEDLY
vanished 220 miles off Boston harbor)--only I can't imagine how
even the Russians could CAPTURE a vessel like the Thresher
without leaving the slightest evidence!"

     The following account, concerning an area just east of
BISHOP (OWENS VALLEY), CALIFORNIA, was related by Val Valerian in
his 'LEADING EDGE' Newsletter, Dec. 1989 - Jan. 1990 issue.  The
article, titled: 'DEEP SPRING'S, CALIFORNIA', stated:
     "Deep Springs, California is an area that is becoming known
as the site for very strange events.  According to the
information released both on the air on KVEG-AM and from other
sources, the area is full of strange people wandering around in
black suits.  There have also been rumors that there is an
underground facility in the area.  Checking with gravity anomaly
maps proved that there are large cavities under the ground in
that area.  The wildest claims relative to the area have stated
that alien lifeforms are being released there... Deep Springs
Lake has been probed and it appears bottomless.  Divers have
traveled along an underground river 27 miles toward the Las Vegas
area before having to turn around." (This 'river' would probably
have been a 'partially' water-filled cave with a large stream or
river flowing through it, rather than an entirely underwater
passage, since 27 miles would undoubtedly be entirely out of the
question if it were all underwater travel, with present diving
technology - Branton).
     
     In the April, 1963 issue of SEARCH Magazine, Will Carson and
Jeannie Joy, in their regular column 'PRYING INTO THE UNKNOWN',
related the following incredible story:
     "It has always been a mystery to us in the first place how
Mr. and Mrs. P.E. can find and afford the time to do the sort of
things most of us only dream of doing.  After knowing them for
more than fifteen years, it is inconceivable to suspect their
integrity or sanity - and yet they impose the following excise
upon our credulity...
     "While exploring for petroglyphs in the Casa Diablo vicinity
of BISHOP, CALIFORNIA, Mr. & Mrs. P.E. came upon a circular hole
in the ground, about nine feet in diameter, which exuded a
sulfurous steam and seemed recently to have been filled with hot
water.  A few feet from the surface the shaft took a tangent
course which looked easily accessible and, upon an impulse with
which we cannot sympathize, the dauntless E.'s, armed only with a
flashlight, forthwith crawled down into that hole.
     "At a depth we've failed to record the oblique tunnel opened
into a horizontal corridor whose dripping walls, now encrusted
with minerals, could only have been carved by human hands,
countless ages ago - of this the E.'s felt certain.  The end of
the short passage was blocked by what seemed to be a huge doorway
of solid rock which, however, wouldn't yield.  The light of their
flash was turned to a corner where water dripped from a
protuberance - which proved to be a delicately carved face,
distorted now by the crystallized minerals, and from whose gaping
mouth water issued.
     "As Mr. and Mrs. E. stood there in silent awe - wondering
what lay behind that immovable door - the strangest thing of all
happened...but our chronology will not be incorrect if we wait
till they return to the surface before revealing this, for now
the water began gushing from the carved mouth and from other
unseen ducts elsewhere in that cave and rising at an alarming
rate!
     "They hurried to the surface, and in less than half an hour
there was only a quite ordinary appearing pool of warm mineral
water on the desert floor.
     "'Do you know,' Mrs. E. said to her husband, 'while I stood
down there I heard music - the strangest, most weird music I'd
ever heard.  But it seemed to come from everywhere at once, or
inside my own head.  I guess it was just my imagination.'
     "Mr. E. turned pale.  'My God,' he said; I thought it was MY
imagination, but I heard it, too - like music from some other
world!'
     "Why do they call that rock formation near where the E's had
their strange experience Casa Diablo - the Devil's house?  And
why did the Indians name that area Inyo - dwelling place of the
great spirit?"
     
     Erich A. Aggen, Jr., in his article 'TOP SECRET: ALIEN UFO
BASES' (SEARCH Magazine, Summer 1991 issue), presented the
following revelations concerning the UFO-Subterranean connection:
     "...A great deal of UFO research has also led to the
conclusion that various...species of aliens have set up secret
underground bases in the United States and other countries.  It
is logical to assume that such bases have also been established
elsewhere in the solar system.  If such bases exist, where would
we find them?  Existing information allows us to make a few
educated guesses.
     "EARTH BASES: UNDERGROUND - The dark, cavernous world
beneath out feet is the source of many baffling mysteries. 
Clandestine UFO bases may be hidden deep within the earth in
natural and/or artificial caverns.  As a former member of the
National Speleological Society (NSS), I am well aware of the vast
extent of cave systems within the United States.  In my own
native state of Missouri, for example, there are over 2,500 known
caves and dozens of new ones being discovered every year.  Many
of these caves are intricately linked together by numerous
passageways and interconnecting chambers.
     "One particular species of blind white (albino) cave fish,
the TYPHLICHTHYS, has been found in many widely separated cave
systems over several states.  It has been found in caves that
make a great arc through Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and UNDER
the Mississippi River extending into Missouri, Arkansas, and
Oklahoma!  A VAST SECTION OF THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN UNITED
STATES MUST LIE ABOVE ONE IMMENSE CAVERN SYSTEM!
     "Many caves possess rooms hundreds of feet in length, width,
and height.  In most cases, these huge natural caverns can only
be reached and explored with the utmost skill and perseverance. 
There are only a few thousand NSS members in the United States
and only a few hundred of this number are active spelunkers. 
With so few spelunkers spread over such a large area, only a very
small fraction of the tens of thousands of known caves in this
country have been carefully mapped and explored.  Thousands of
other caves remain undiscovered and unexplored.
     "Extensive evidence indicates that caves in the United
States may be connected with caves in other parts of the world. 
In Mexico, the cave known as 'Sotano de las Golondrinas', (or)
basement of the  swallows, in the Municipio de Aquismo, S.L.P.,
reaches a depth of 1100 feet (334 meters).  The cave is actually
a giant 'sinkhole' or 'hole' in the ground with a nearly circular
opening at the top, hundreds of feet in diameter.  It is
impossible to climb down the sides of Golondrinas because the
walls of the opening are too smooth and "belled-out".  To reach
the bottom of the cave, a special rope over 1100 feet long must
be secured at the top of the opening and dropped into the
sinkhole.  Explorers must then descend into the yawning hole one
at a time using special cave repelling gear and climbing
techniques.  At the bottom of Sotano de las Golondrinas are
numerous 'leads' or openings to a multiplicity of different
crevices, passages, crawlways, and rooms which have never been
mapped or investigated.
     "The entrance to Golondrinas is located in one of the most
primitive and uncivilized areas of Mexico and local inhabitants
are afraid to approach the cave because they believe it is full
of 'evil spirits' which lure people to their deaths.  They tell
stories of people mysteriously disappearing never to be heard
from again while passing near the cave entrance.  These stories
may be based more on fact than fiction: they are similar in some
respects to UFO abduction reports.  Because of its huge size,
remote location, and unique geological structure, Golondrinas
would be an ideal UFO base.  Naturally camouflaged caves in other
parts of the world may serve as excellent natural bases, way
stations, and 'depots' for UFOs.
     "An underground nuclear test called the 'Schooner
Experiment' conducted in December, 1968, substantiates the theory
that caves in North and South America are intimately linked.  In
this test, a 35-kiloton nuclear bomb was exploded under the
desert of Nevada.  Five days after the test, the radiation level
rose from 10 to 20 times in Canada, 1000 miles away from the
Nevada test site!  The only way the radioactive dust could have
traveled that far is through an interconnected system of caves
extending all the way from Nevada to Canada!"
     
     Bourke Lee, in his book 'DEATH VALLEY MEN' (MacMillan Co.,
N.Y. 1932), chapter: "Old Gold", describes a conversation which
he had several years ago with a small group of Death valley
residents.  The conversation had eventually turned to the subject
of Paihute Indian legends.  At one point two of the men, Jack and
Bill, described their experience with an 'underground city' which
they claimed to have discovered after one of them had fallen
through the bottom of an old mine shaft near Wingate Pass.  They
found themselves in a natural underground cavern which they
claimed to have followed about 20 miles north into the heart of
the Panamint Mountains.  To their amazement, they allegedly found
themselves in an huge, ancient, underground cavern city.  They
claimed that they discovered within the city several perfectly
preserved 'mummies', which wore thick arm bands, wielded gold
spears, etc.  The city had apparently been abandoned for ages,
except for the mummies, and the entire underground system looked
very ancient.  It was formerly lit, they found out by accident,
by an ingenious system of lights fed by subterranean gases.  They
claimed to have seen a large, polished "round table" which looked
as if it may have been part of an ancient council chamber, giant
statues of solid gold, stone vaults and "drawers" full of gold
bars and gemstones of all kinds, heavy stone "wheelbarrows" which
were perfectly balanced and scientifically-constructed so that a
child could use them, huge stone doors which were almost
perfectly balanced by counter-weights, and other incredible
sights. 
     They also claimed to have followed the caverns upwards to a
higher level which ultimately opened out onto the face of the
Panamints, about half-way up the eastern slope, in the form of a
few ancient tunnel-like quays.  They realized that the valley
below was once under water and they eventually came to the
conclusion that the arched openings were ancient 'docks' for sea
vessels.  They could allegedly see Furnace Creek Ranch and Wash
far below them.  They told Bourke Lee that they had brought some
of the treasure out of the caverns and tried to set up a deal
with certain people, including scientists associated with the
Smithsonian Institute, in order to gain help to explore and
publicize the city as one of the 'wonders of the world'.  These
efforts ended in disappointment however when a 'friend' of theirs
stole the treasure (which was also the evidence) and they were
scoffed at and rejected by the scientists when they went to show
them the 'mine' entrance and could not find it.  A recent cloud-
burst, they claimed, had altered and rearranged the entire
countryside and the landscape did not look like it had been
before.  When Lee last heard from the two men, Bill and Jack,
they were preparing to climb the east face of the Panamints to
locate the ancient tunnel openings or quays high up the side of
the steep slope.  Bourke Lee never did see or hear from his
friends ever again.
     During the lengthy conversation wherein they first revealed
the secret of the underground city to Lee and others, the
discussion turned to the topic of a Paihute Indian legend that
they had heard which was remarkably similar to an ancient
Grecian myth.  The Paihute legend concerned a tribal chief whose
wife had died, and who according to the tradition took a
spiritual journey to the underworld to find her, and upon
returning with her he 'looked back' and as this was forbidden he
was not allowed to bring his wife back with him from the dead. 
This would not be the same as the more tangible story related in
an earlier file, as told by the Navaho Oga-Make, concerning a
Paihute chief who was allegedly PHYSICALLY taken into the
underground cities of the Hav-musuvs deep below the Panamints. 
After this legend was referred to, the conversation turned to a
discussion of an alleged subterranean race, who were believed to
inhabit very deep caverns far below the Death Valley area. 
Paihute legends of the "Hav-musuvs" indicate that these ancient
dwellers of the Panamints abandoned the ancient city within the
mountain itself and migrated to deeper and larger caverns below. 
Could the following story tie-in with the Paihute legends of the
Hav-musuvs?  We will enter the conversation with the following
discourse from Bourke Lee:
     "...The professor and Jack and Bill sat in the little canvas
house in Emigrant Canyon and heard the legend all the way
through.  The professor said, 'That story, in its essentials, is
the story of Orpheus and Eurydice.'
     "'Yes,' I said.  'It's also a Paiute legend.  Some Indians
told that legend to John Wesley Powell in the sixties.'
     "'That's very interesting,' said the professor.  'It's so
close a parallel to Orpheus and Eurydice that the story might
well have been lifted bodily from the Greeks.'
     "Jack said, 'I wouldn't be surprised.  I knew a Greek.  I
forgot his name, but he ran a restaurant in almost every mining
town I ever was in.  He was an extensive wanderer.  The Greeks
are great travelers.'
     "Bill said, 'They don't mean restaurant Greeks.  The Greeks
they're talked about have been dead for thousands of years.'
     "'What of it?' asked Jack, 'maybe the early Greeks was great
travelers, too.'
     "The professor said, 'It's very interesting.'
     "'Now!  About that tunnel,' said Bill, with his forehead
wrapped in a frown.  'You said this Indian went through a tunnel
into a strange country, didn't you?'
     "'Yes,' I said.  'I think I called it a cave or a cavern,
but I suppose a miner would call it a tunnel.  Why?'
     "'Here's a funny thing,' said Bill.  'This Indian trapper
livin' right across the canyon has a story about a tunnel, an it's
not a thousand years old either.  Tom Wilson told me that his
grandfather went through this tunnel and disappeared.  He was
gone three years, an when he came back he said he'd been in a
strange country livin' among strange people.  That tunnel is
supposed to be somewhere in the Panamints not awful far from
where we're sittin'.  Now!  What do you make of that?'
     "Jack said, 'I think Tom's grandfather was an awful liar.'
     "I said, 'Tom's grandfather lived when the Paiutes were
keeping their tribal lore alive.  He probably knew the old
legend.  Powell heard it in Nevada only sixty-five years ago.'
     "'It's very interesting,' said the professor.
     "'I got an idea about it,' said Bill, thoughtfully.  'Tom's
grandfather might have wandered into some tunnel all goofy from
chewin' jimson weed and then come out an found some early whites
an stayed with them.  Tom told me that the people spoke a queer
language and ate food that was new to his grandfather an wore
leather clothes.  They had horses and they had gold.  It might
have been a party in Panamint Valley, or even early explorers or
early settlers in Owens Valley.  How about that?'
     "Jack said, 'Yeah.  The Spaniards was in here, too.  So it
might have been Spaniards or the early Greeks.  And, where is
this tunnel?  And why did Tom's grandfather have trouble speaking
the language?  This is an entirely different story than the one
Buck told.  We are arriving at no place at all with these Indians
and Greeks... To return for a moment to our discussion of
geology, professor; have you been in Nevada much?'"
     From here the conversation took off in an entirely new
direction...

     Some years ago a woman by the name of Joan Howard, at the
time living in eastern Canada although originally from Britain,
wrote a manuscript in which she described her own paranormal
experiences with small "alien" entities.  Joan had experienced
several UFO-type 'abduction-encounters' while at a very young age
when she still lived in Britain, and claimed to have had
'psychic' contact with beings that claimed to be of
extraterrestrial origin.  These experiences were accompanied by a
great deal of occult manifestations such as poltergeist
phenomena, psychic dreams, encounters with invisible entities,
etc.  Joan even admitted that she often doubted the claims of
these 'beings', that their actions were manipulative and just
didn't seem to coincide with their claims that they were here as
some kind of group of cosmic saviors to lead humanity into a New
Age of enlightenment.  She also warned other researchers to
retain a "keen, analytical mind" when dealing with alien entities
so as not to fall under possible deception or manipulation. 
Perhaps, as she suggested to others, they might actually be here
to prepare for a future invasion of this planet and were merely
using her for various purposes to help prepare the way, and that
all of their 'benevolence' talk was just that... talk!  She DID
describe vivid "dreams" in which she saw alien craft hovering
over major cities blasting frightened and terrified people in the
streets with powerful beam weapons, dreams which she suggested
might be somewhat prophetic in nature.  She described the
entities as being small or dwarfish, yet was unsure whether they
were human or not, although they DID attempt to pass themselves
off as some type of evolved human species, something which the
'grays' have apparently done in order to break down any natural
enmity which might prevent their 'contactees' or 'abductees' from
receiving the lies which they intentionally fed them as part of
their program of conquest and control.  
     Joan Howard, incidentally, wrote a privately published book,
titled "THE SPACE - OR SOMETHING - CONNECTION".  We refer to it
here because it dealt with some experiences which she, or rather
her husband, had shortly after she came to America.  In fact she
devoted an entire chapter to her husbands account, which involved
some incidents that took place while he was doing some field work
for a certain company, which required a great deal of activity in
the out-of-doors.  During his employment with this company,
'they' (he and his co-workers) had to travel through some
relatively unpopulated terrain in West Virginia, particularly in
the regions between Newville in Braxton county, and Helvetia in
Randolph county, or rather the general region in and around the
northern part of Webster county.
     During their travels through the forests and wilderness, and
the rolling hills-mountains of West Virginia, he had encountered
some very strange things, and heard accounts of strange cave-
related incidents from the locals.  At one point, he claimed,
their group ran across what appeared to be a pipe sticking up
from the ground far from the nearest town.  There was no other
sign of civilization or anything manmade for miles on either
side, yet here was this large pipe or tube sticking straight up
from the ground.  But the most remarkable thing was that a flame
was shooting out of the pipe as if it were burning some type of
gas.  They never found out just what it was.  Also, in this same
general area, they explored caverns which contained some very
strange things.  One of the caverns had strange hieroglyphic-like
writing on it's walls, and others claimed that they heard what
sounded like faint voices and sounds like machines moving
underground coming as if from beyond the walls of the caverns, or
from their unexplored depths.  Two men, he claimed, bedded down
one night in front of a certain cave which contained a very deep,
unexplored chasm some ways inside.  The next morning one of the
men woke up and found that his partner had disappeared, and no
trace was ever found of him.  This particular cave by the way had
been known as a place of unusual happenings, and a place to stay
away from.  Some even went so far as to call it 'Satan's Lair'. 
Whatever the case may be, it may provide an answer to the man's
disappearance.  One of the most remarkable accounts that Joan's
husband heard involved a man who claimed that, while exploring
the labyrinthine depths of a particular cavern in the area, he
had suddenly come face to face with a woman.  She was attractive
yet completely void of hair (such as someone who might have been
subjected to radiation poisoning?).  The woman, who spoke a
language completely foreign to the man, tried for some time to
communicate.  After they found that they were not getting
anywhere, they departed and went their separate ways.

     According to an item which appeared in THE LEADING EDGE
Magazine, a well-known Los Angeles talk show host by the name of
Ken Hudnell announced over the air on November 3rd, 1989, his
intention to take a group to visit one of the ancient underground
cities, which he says has an entrance 60 miles from Anaheim,
California.
     
     In 1962, a researcher by the name of Chuck Edwards released
some of his own discoveries concerning the 'Western Subsurface
Drainage Network' which seems to cover parts of Utah, Nevada, and
Southern California, where are located many drainage systems
which do not ultimately flow into the Pacific ocean (via surface
rivers, that is), but instead made their way underground into a
vast subterranean drainage system.  His letter appeared in issue
A-8 of 'THE HIDDEN WORLD', one of the few specialized
publications which grew out of the Palmer-Shaver controversy of
the late 1940's.  We quote Mr. Edwards' comments here in part
(Note; These comments are addressed in a letter to Richard S.
Shaver):

     "This letter is in reply to your January 31 letter.  Please
forgive me for not answering sooner.  Enclosed is some material I
hope that you can glean something of value (from).  Please be as
candid as you have been in the past and if I am far off base
don't hesitate to tell me...
     "Our foundation has located a vast system of underground
passages in the Mother Lode country of California.  They were
first discovered in 1936, ignored by all even with our best
efforts to reveal them.  Recently a road crew blasted out an
opening verifying our claims.  ONE (of the chambers is) 200 feet
long, 70 feet wide and 50 feet high.  We have disclosed what we
believe to be a vast subterranean drainage system (probably
traversing the Great American Desert country for a distance of
more than 600 miles).  We believe this system extends out like
five fingers of your hand to such landmarks as Zion Canyon in
Utah, the Grand Canyon, another runs south from the Carson Sink
in Nevada and yet another follows (below) the western slope of
the same range, joining it's counterpart and ending somewhere in
the Mojave Desert.  We believe, contrary to orthodox geologists,
that the existence of this underground system drains all surface
waters running into Nevada (none, with the exception of the
Armagosa runs out) and accounts for the fact that it is a Great
American Desert.  The hairy creatures that you have written about
have been seen in several of these areas.  Certainly there has
been much 'saucer' activity in these parts.  For two years I have
collected material pertinent to these creatures and if you have
any opinions along these lines I would appreciate hearing them.
     "So much for now.  I hope that I am still your friend.  Much
of my time has been devoted (to) helping a farmer near Portland
who has made a fantastic discovery of incredible stone artifacts.
He has several tons of them.  They predate anything yet found (or
accepted) let us say that for now.  We are making slow but steady
progress in getting through the wall of orthodoxy. - Chuck
Edwards."

     Still another possible area in the Mojave Desert region
which may connect to this subsurface network involved 'Iron
Mountain', one of the peaks in the El Paso Mountains northeast of
Mojave, California.  There are many bizarre accounts connected
with this mountain, which apparently got it's name in part from
the many old mines which can be found there, along with numerous
natural cavities which open out to the surface in many different
areas.  The area has allegedly been the site of certain activity
concerning native American Indian occult practices, as well as
the site of alleged secret government activity, some of which
reportedly involves the observation and monitoring of strange
creatures and/or automatons which are said to emerge from the
area on certain occasions.  Just exactly what these 'creatures'
are is uncertain, but some accounts indicate that they are
dangerous!  Could it also be a 'magnetic' zone due to the high
iron content?

     Following the Sierra Nevada range from here into the
northern territories, one arrives at the Cascade Range,
consisting mostly of dormant or extinct volcanic mountains which
rise at intervals through northern California, Oregon and
Washington and into southwestern Canada.
     The Cascade Range is not without it's own peculiar accounts
of subterranean recesses occupied by unknown beings, both human
and non-human, who apparently re-discovered what apparently are
parts of ancient antediluvian subsurface networks, which were at
one time inhabited by a race of highly technological (through
extremely violent and warlike) beings, perhaps both human AND
reptilian!?  There are many unanswered questions as to just how
the subsurface world was used, or exactly what part it played, in
relation to these ancient subterranean races, but the following
account may explain some of these mysteries and help us to see
the entire 'picture' more clearly.
     Some years ago a man by the name of Ralph B. Fields
submitted the following account to AMAZING STORIES Magazine (Dec.
1946 issue, pp. 155-157), with the assurance that it was true and
actually happened.  However, we must be cautious of every tale of
this type which might be presented yet at the same time not deny
the possibility of it happening as well.  We will leave the
reader to draw their own conclusions concerning the account,
which we quote as follows:
     "In beginning this narrative and the unexplained events that
befell my friend and myself, I offer no explanation, nor do I
even profess to offer any reason.  In fact, I have yet to find a
clue that will, even in part, offer any explanation whatever. 
Yet as it did happen, there must be some rhyme or reason to the
whole thing.  It may be that someone can offer some helpful
information to a problem that just should not exist in these
times of enlightenment.
     "To begin with, if we had not been reading an article in a
magazine telling us about the great value of guano (i.e. bat
droppings in old caves, which are said to be extremely effective
as a fertilizer - Branton) that have accumulated over a great
number of years, we would have continued to wend our merry way
through life without ever having a thing to worry about.
     "But having read the article as we were at the time living
near a small town called Manten in Tehama County, California, we
thought that that would be a good country to explore for a
possible find to this kind.  After talking it over for some time
and as we had plenty of time just then, we decided to take a
little trip up the country just back of us.  As we were almost at
the foot of Mount Lassen, that seemed the best place to conduct
our little prospecting tour.
     "So collecting a light camping outfit, together with a
couple of tents to sleep in, we started out on what we expected
to be a three- or four-day jaunt up the mountain.
     "I guess we covered about ten or twelve miles on the third
day and it was fast approaching time to begin to look for a place
to spend the night and the thought was not very amusing as it had
turned a little colder and we were well over 7,000 feet above sea
level.
     "We soon found a sheltered place beneath a large outcrop of
rock and set about making a camp.  As I was always the cook and
Joe the chore boy, I began getting things ready to fix us some
grub and Joe began digging around for some dead scrub brush to
burn.  I had things all ready and looked around for Joe and his
firewood.  But I could see no signs of him.  I began calling for
him and he soon came into sight from around the very rock where
we were making our camp.  And I knew he was laboring under some
great excitement and his face was lit up like a Christmas tree.
     "He had found a cave.  The entrance was on the other side of
that very rock.  He was all for exploration right away.  But I
argued that we had better wait till morning.  But he argued that
in a cave it was always night and we would have to use
flashlights anyway, so what would be the difference?  Well, we
finally decided that we would give it at least a once-over after
we had a bite to eat.
     "It wasn't much to call a cave at first as it had a very
small entrance, but back about 20 feet it widened out to about 10
feet wide and around eight feet high.  And it did reach back a
considerable distance as we would see at least 100 yards and it
appeared to bend off to the left.  The floor sloped slightly
down.
     "We followed to the bend and again we could see a long way
ahead and down.
     "At this point we became a little afraid as we were some way
into the mountain.  The idea of being inside so far seemed to
make us a little afraid.  But we reasoned that inasmuch as there
were no branches or connecting caves we could not get lost and
therefore had nothing to be afraid of.  So we went on.
     "We found no sign of anything that we could imagine to be
our much sought guano nor signs of any animals being inside the
cave.
     "I don't know how far we went, but it must have been a mile
or two, as we kept on walking and the cave never changed it's
contour or size.  Noticing this I mentioned it to Joe.  And we
discovered an amazing thing.  The floor seemed to be worn smooth
as though it had been used for a long time as a path or road. 
The walls and ceiling of the cave seemed to be cut like a tunnel.
It was solid rock and we knew that no one would cut a tunnel
there out of rock as there had been no sign of mining operations
(tailings).  And the rock in the walls and ceiling was run
together like it had been melted.  Or fused from a great heat.
     "While we were busy examining the cave in general, Joe swore
he saw a light way down in the cave.  We started down the cave
once more and found a light.  Or should I say the light found us
as it was suddenly flashed into our faces.  We stood there
blinded by it for a minute until I flashed my light at it's
source and saw we were confronted by three men.
     "These men looked to be about 50 or a little younger.  They
were dressed in ordinary clothing such as is worn by most working
men in the locality.  Levi type pants and flannel shirts and wool
coats.  They wore no hats.  But THEIR SHOES LOOKED STRANGE AS
THEIR SOLES WERE SO THICK that they gave the impression of being
made of wood. (John Keel's book 'THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES'
describes men who were seen wearing THICK-SOLED shoes in
connection to MIB reports - Branton)
     "We just stood there for a minute or two and looked at them.
We had no idea there was anybody within miles of us and there
stood three men looking at us in a cave a mile or so in the
depths of old Mount Lassen.
     "I was scared.  We were unarmed.  And we knew nothing about
these men.  One of them spoke to us.  He asked what we were
looking for.  I told him, but I could see he didn't believe it. 
We both tried to convince him, but he just smiled.  We had a
little argument with him, but fearing they might be some criminal
gang in hiding, we came to the conclusion that we had better
retreat.  Turning to go we were confronted by two more of them.
     "I can't find any words to express the fear and utter
helplessness I felt in finding our retreat cut off.  I do
remember having remarked to Joe, 'Well, it looks like we are
behind the well-known eight-ball.'  I sure didn't feel as jovial
as I spoke either.  One of the strangers told us, 'I think maybe
you had better come with us.'
     "We were in no position to argue, though we both would have
liked to do a little of that right there, but we had no way of
enforcing our arguments.  Where could a hero gain any credit in a
place like that?  So we permitted the five to escort us deeper
into the depths of old Lassen.
     "They had led us farther down and I guess we had gone a
couple more miles when we came to the first thing that really
amazed us.
     "We came to a place where the cavern widened out a little
and we saw some kind of machine, if it can be called that. 
Though I had no chance to examine it closely at the time, I did
later and it was a very strange contrivance.  It had a very flat
bottom, but the front was curved upward something like a
toboggan.  The bottom plate was about eight inches thick and it
was the color of pure copper.  But it was very hard tempered. 
Although I have had a lot of experience in metals and alloys, I
had no opportunity to examine it closely enough to determine just
what it was.  I doubt very much if I could.  It had a seat in the
front directly behind a heavy dashboard affair and there was a
dial shaped in a semi-circle with figures or markings on it.  I
had not the slightest idea what they stood for, but they were
very simple to remember.  If there was a motor, it was in the
rear.  All I could see was two horseshoe or magnet-shaped objects
that faced each other with the round parts to the outside.  When
this thing was in operation, a brilliant green arc seemed to leap
between the two and to continue to glow as it was in operation. 
The only sound it gave off was a hum or buzz that sounded like a
battery charger in operation.
     "The seat in the front was very wide.  The only method of
operation was a black tear-shaped object which hung from the
panel by a chain.  One of these men sitting in the middle took
this thing and touched the sharp end to the first figure on the
left side of the dial.
     "When he touched the first figure, the contraption seemed to
move almost out from under us.  But it was the smoothest and
quietest take-off I ever experienced.  We seemed to float.  Not
the slightest sound or vibration.  And after we had traveled for
a minute he touched the next figure on the dial and our speed
increased at an alarming rate.  But when he had advanced the
black object over past the center of the dial, our speed
increased until I could hardly breathe.  I can't begin to
estimate the distance we had traveled or our speed, but it was
terrific.  The two horseshoe objects in the rear created a green
light that somehow shone far ahead of us, lighting up the cavern
for a long way.  I soon noticed a black line running down the
center of the cavern and our inner-mountain taxi seemed to follow
that.
     "I don't know how long we continued our mad ride, but it was
long enough for us to become used to the terrific speed and we
had just about overcome our fear of some kind of wreck when we
were thrown into another spasm of fear.
     "Another machine of the same type was approaching us head
on.  I could see that our captors were very nervous, but our
speed continued.  As the other machine became closer our speed
slowed down very fast and we came to a smooth stop about two feet
from the front of the other machine.
     "Our machine had no sooner stopped than our captors leaped
from the machine and started to dash away.  A fine blue light
leaped from the other machine in a fine pencil beam and it's
sweep caught them and they fell to the cavern and lay still.
     "The figures dismounted from the other machine and came
close to us.  Then I noticed they carried a strange object in
their hands.  It resembled a fountain pen flashlight with a
large, round, bulb-like affair on the back end and a grip
something like a German luger.  They pointed them at us.
     "After seeing what had happened to our erstwhile captors I
thought that our turn was next, whatever it was.  But one spoke
to us.
     "'Are you surface people?'
     "'I guess we are, as this is where we came from very
recently.'
     "'Where did the horlocks find you?'
     "'If you mean those guys there,' I pointed to the five
motionless figures, 'back there a few hundred miles.'  I pointed
toward the way we had come in our wild ride.
     "'You are very fortunate that we came this way,' he told us.
'You would have also become horlocks and then we would have had
to kill you also.'  That was the first time I had realized that
the others were dead.
     "They put their strange weapons away and seemed friendly
enough, so I ventured to ask them the who and why and everything
we had run into.  I told them of our search for guano and how we
had encountered the five horlocks - as he called them.  And also
asked him about the machines and their operation and could we get
out again?  He smiled and told us.
     "'I could not tell you too much as you would not understand.
There are so many things to explain and you could not grasp
enough of what I could myself tell you.  The people on the
surface are not ready to have the things that the ancients have
left.  Neither I nor any one in any of the caverns know why these
things work, but we do know how to operate some of them. 
However, there are a great many evil people here who create many
unpleasant things for both us and the surface people.  They are
safe because no one on the surface believes us or them.  That is
why I am telling you this.  No one would believe that we exist. 
We would not care, but there are many things here that the outer
world must not have until they are ready to receive them, as they
would completely destroy themselves, so we must be sure that they
do not find them.  As for the machine, I don't know how it works.
But I know some of the principles of it.  It works simply by
gravity.  And it is capable of reverse.  The bottom plate of it
always is raised about four inches from the surface of the floor.
That is why there is no friction and has such a smooth operation.
This object suspended from this chain is pure carbon.  It is the
key to the entire operation.  As I told you before, I cannot
explain why it runs, but it does.  We want you two to return to
where you came and forget about us.  We will show you how to
operate the sled and we want you never again to enter the cave. 
If you do and you do not encounter the horlocks, we will have to
do something about you ourselves so it would not be advisable to
try to return at all events.  One thing I can tell you.  We
never could permit you to leave another time.'
     "He explained to us the operation of the machine and in some
way reversed it's direction.  So thanking them, we seated
ourselves in the sled, as he had called it, and were soon on our
way back.
     "Our return trip was really something we enjoyed, as I was
sure not to advance the carbon far enough on the dial to give us
such terrific speed, but we soon found ourselves where we started
from.  The sled slid to a smooth stop and we jumped out and
started up the cave afoot.
     "We must have walked a long way coming in, for we thought we
never would come to the surface.  But at last we did.  And it was
late afternoon when we emerged.
     "We lost no time in making our way down the mountain, and
Joe tells me that he isn't even curious about what is in that
cave.
     "But I am.  What is the answer to the whole thing?  I would
like to know.  We had been told enough for me to believe that
down there somewhere there are things that might baffle the
greatest minds of this Earth.  Sometimes I'm tempted to go back
into that cave if I could find it again, which I doubt, but, then
I know the warning I heard in there might be too true, so I guess
I had better be of the same mind as Joe.  He says:
     "'What we don't know don't hurt us.'"

     Regardless of "Joe's" opinion, however, there is reason to
believe that influences from these nether regions can and do
affect "us" in a profound way, and even the men whom Ralph and
Joe encountered, whoever they were, admitted this fact.
     Is there anything else which we might be able to "read into"
this scenario, based on the accumulated data which we've given in
previous files?  The men who were encountered do confirm than an
ancient (ante-deluvian?) race did in fact leave behind extremely
sophisticated technology, and it is probably true that man in his
largely unregenerate state might be influenced to destroy
themselves with these sophisticated machinery if given the
chance.  Then again the so-called Horlocks (perhaps the same as
the 'cybernized', mind-altered and controlled "Men In Black"
described by John Keel and others!?) have seemingly utilized such
technology without utterly destroying themselves.  This could be
due to the fact that their 'controllers' (the serpent races?)
realize the dangers of such technology and desire to conquer
without destroying that which they are conquering.  Also, man
already has enough 'technology' in the form of nuclear weaponry,
etc., to destroy himself many times over, but no use adding fuel
to the fire as they say.  As for these underground or subsurface
people, they are apparently part of a race or races who
discovered these recesses either hundreds or thousands of years
ago, or perhaps different groups who discovered this network
throughout this entire period of time.  The 'horlocks' seem to be
a group working under an evil influence, for instance--as we've
said--possibly that of the serpent race, since there have been
documented CONNECTIONS uncovered between the MIB and the Serpent
Race as we have seen and will continue to see.  The previous
account tends to indicate that once one becomes a 'horlock' (via
some mind-altering method of control, re-programming or
implantation-cybernization!?) they become a threat to both
surface and subsurface dwellers who are trying to live an
existence free from conflict.  We would suggest that NO ONE who
still possesses a human soul is completely out of the reach of
God's power to deliver them from any evil influence UNTIL they
have left this life, at which point it WILL be too late.  There
have been some who have suggested that a human body could,
through advanced techromancy or technological-necromantic
manipulation, be "killed", it's "soul-matrix" removed, and
revived as an operating organism controlled by another
non-physical entity or a bio-computer.  As strange as it may
sound, this would be a hi-tech version of the ancient 'zombie'
legends which supposedly involve the possession of a human being
by a demonic entity after that person has 'died', or the
hypnotizing of a living soul via drugs, etc., into a perpetual
catatonic state of control and servitude to a sorcerer, etc. 
Could this explain why some of the so-called 'Men In Black'
appear to be more mechanical than human, spouting off monotone
phrases like a programmed computer?  We would suggest however
that such horrible perversions of nature, if they in fact exist,
would not include ALL of the entities who might be classified
under the term 'MIB' or Men In Black, who have been described as
being anything from government silencers to alien humans to
implanted humans to cybernized humans to androids to
reptilian-like beings attempting to pass themselves off as
humans.  Perhaps this whole gamut of 'alien' entities just
mentioned are involved together in the draconian control
scenario!?
     We would suggest that if a "human" or even a "human-hybrid"
or hu-brid still retains some semblance of a human soul, there
must be a way of breaking the mental "control" of over such a
soul that may be captive to a malevolent power, if that soul is
willing, rather than by killing them in order to subdue their
influence.  The Ralph Fields account referred to SEVERAL
inhabited caverns, obviously connected with this underground sub-
way system.  Also, the fact that the 'horlocks' wore surface
clothing would indicate that they probably operate jointly below
and above ground, mixing with the inhabitants of the upper world
as Keel and others have alleged.    
     Others have described strange activities surrounding Mt.
Lassen, suggesting that this area IS in fact a "battleground"
between benevolent and malevolent powers.  Some have stated that
there is an "alien" atmosphere about the place, others have
described strange "voices" which seem to come from nowhere, while
still others have described "showers" or rocks ranging in size
from small pea-like pebbles to basketball-size stones in a few
cases.  This 'might' result from volcanic activity, then again,
it might not.  
     There have even been other accounts suggesting that there is
a "base" near Mt. Lassen consisting of "joint" human-sauroid
activity, or humans under the control of the serpent race and
thus serving their cause.  The following account which we will
describe shortly was released by Val Valerian in June of 1992,
and appeared in 'LEADING EDGE' magazine.  The account describes
human-sized reptilians (who might, with some alterations, be able
to pass themselves off as humans?) or reptoids that are
apparently extremely dangerous and threatening.  In fact, there
are other accounts that suggest that the human-sized, and larger,
sauroids absolutely despise humanity and unlike the saurian Grays
have been seen to express anger, hatred, impudence and an almost
demonic contempt for the human race.  Although the Grays'
"enmity" against the human race is on the other extreme from that
of the Reptoids', and consists of emotionless insensitivity and
indifference to human life or suffering, it can be just as
destructive to humankind as is the raging, murderous hatred of
the larger 'reptoid' predators.  This is why the saurian grays
can dip their arms in a tank full of dismembered human corpses
being dissolved into hydrogen peroxide for their protein and
enzyme content, and rub this substance over their bodies without
the slightest twinge of conscience.  As we've said, indifference
can be just as destructive as hatred.  So one should not consider
the Grays any better than the Reptoids simply because the Grays
are far more intellectually oriented and more emotionless than
the larger sauroids.  Nevertheless, since the reptilian hierarchy
operates on fear, competition, selfishness, ego and absolute
control (and is a perfect example of how the demonic or
"infernal" hierarchy itself operates), there will nevertheless be
accounts such as the following one which indicate that the lower
levels of the reptilian hierarchy are fearful of the higher ups. 
This is no doubt due to the fact that execution is sometimes used
to make examples, or other forms of punishment is used in order
to keep the lower levels "in line".  And since the soulless
reptilians have gained "self realization" and are aware that
death means complete oblivion to them, such fear of the upper
hierarchy would no doubt be explainable.  The hu-brids (human-
hybrids possessing a human soul as opposed to the re-brids or
reptilian-hybrids possessing no soul-matrix) would be another
story.  There is much evidence that these beings who are bred for
slavery from birth are themselves being kept in subjection
through fear and intimidation and possibly even the threat of
death.  There is also evidence that "they" are inwardly in
opposition to the indifferent Grays and the malevolent Reptoids.

     Val Valerian introduces the woman who experienced the
encounters that she had with the "aliens" near Mt. Lassen, in the
following words:
     "The case of this San Francisco woman is highly illustrative
of the abduction situation... This kind lady came to me recently
for assistance and is in the process of receiving it.  Her case
is detailed below in the hope that it will contribute toward
additional research in this area.  Her name is understandably
withheld to maintain confidentiality."
     We will quote only portions of this lengthy account of a
possible encounter with 'horlocks'(!?) under Reptilian control:
     
     "...I described an experience I had remembered in
reoccurring flashbacks WHICH TOOK PLACE IN THE WOODS SOMEWHERE
NEAR MT. LASSEN, CALIFORNIA.  I believe the year was 1969 or
1970.  What happened there had a profound effect on my life, in a
VERY NEGATIVE way.
     "...I am a 31 year old woman living in the city of San
Francisco.  For the past 2 years I have been living in a
nightmare of sleepless nights, hellish dreams, strange dreams in
which the information 'given' in the dream 'comes true', what I
can only describe as ominous coincidences and manifestations of a
paranormal nature, unusual sensations during sleep (when I do
sleep)... and to top it off, a slow but steady flow of bizarre
memories in the form of intense flashbacks and nightmares (which
reoccur constantly) of events going all the way back to my early
childhood.
     "I can mark the beginning of all this 'trouble' to a
Saturday evening in July of 1988 when, while at work, I witnessed
a luminous ball of light make a dramatic entrance and exit,
stopping long enough to 'visit' with us (I had five witnesses in
the room with me).
     "From... October of 1990 right up through last weekend
before I heard you speak I had been living with a kaleidoscope of
images and memories of bizarre encounters and topsy-turvy like
interactions with apparently non-human beings, none of which made
any sense to me.
     "While you were speaking it felt as if little bells were
going off in my head.  I could hardly believe that you were
describing certain things that I thought (and hoped) only existed
in my mind!  I have spent the last 2 years of my life trying to
convince my therapist that little grey creatures had repeatedly
visited me as a child and on at least one occasion, while I was
staying at a cabin in the woods with my parents, they brought me
to their 'ship' where other (different looking) beings along with
human beings (earth people) did all kinds of crazy things
including what I refer to; for lack of a better explanation, as
'splitting my mind'.  The closest description I could give to
explain the above stated term would be that I experienced
something akin to induced psychosis (Note: This may be similar to
what some 'abductees' or 'contactees' have referred to.  It is a
well known phenomena that when one undergoes heavy trauma their
minds may create an 'alternate personality' as a safeguard.  The
theory behind this is that the human brain is not so much divided
into separate 'compartments' as it is divided into separate
individual 'brains'.  One of these 'backup' minds seems to take
over in those suffering from multiple personality syndrome.  This
"splitting of the mind" might conceivably by accomplished through
a type of technosis.  Some UFO and Inner Earth "abductees" claim
that when they are in the "other" realm another "consciousness"
other than their waking consciousness takes over.  It has been
referred to as their unconscious, subconscious, dream-conscious,
and so on.  The ideas and motives of the waking and "other"
consciousness may be different, for instance the "aliens", be
they sauroid or human may have convinced one "personality" to
cooperate with them whereas the waking conscious might not, and
in fact the waking consciousness might even have no memory of
events which had taken place while in the "other" consciousness,
other than faint dream-like impressions.  This is also evidenced
by the fact that those suffering from multiple personality
syndrome might do certain things or not do certain things
depending on which trance-induced "consciousness" is dominant -
Branton)  This event occurred when I was eight, possibly nine
years old.  While I have yet to undergo hypnosis, I have many
memories which are very fragmented and blocked.  Although the
above mentioned experience is perhaps the most traumatic, a lot
of vivid images and details are somewhat clear.  I have a
distinct memory of being made to lay on a table and having what I
thought was a three-pronged fork stuck in my lower back (right
next to my spine) and a smaller one stuck in the back of my (she
skips a word here, intentionally or unintentionally - Branton)
directly vertical to the one in my back.  I have the scars (both
of triangular shaped patterns) to match the memory.  I remember
looking up at different colored lights that kept changing and
feeling ok one minute and screaming in agony the next.  I
remember someone talking to me but I could not see them.  I'm not
sure how much of this is in sequence as I have not remembered it
that way.  I remember screaming because I really thought (and
felt) like I was falling through a crack in the Earth, then some
people came in and told me that I could stop screaming because it
wasn't happening anymore.  I remember awkward things, like a door
opening when it wasn't supposed to and seeing human beings on the
other side and someone saying 's--t!' or something close to that
word.  I remember a bunch of beings in some kind of outfits and
because I'm screaming so loudly one of them takes off this 'head-
piece' (like some kind of fire personnel wear) and I stop
screaming because I see that it is a woman, but then I hear a
man's voice yelling at her and making her put it back on her
head.  I remember a lot of screaming, but it did not do much
good.  At one point, after I had been on the table for awhile
with the 'forks' plugged into my back (I also remember this voice
I couldn't see saying the same things over and over and over
again and I remember repeating it back to him--most of which I
cannot remember) the one I call the 'head doctor' came in to
check on me (I was very sick, maybe even drugged) and he now had
on a shiny dark blue overalls with an insignia above his chest
(the insignia consisted of an outline of a man or a being with a
line down through the middle of it, and the left half of the
figure was black or dark while the right side was light -
Branton).  I remember a whole set of separate interactions with
the 'aliens'; of 'playing' with a strange looking one I thought
was a child (a so-called 'hybrid'? - Branton), of being shown a
dead squirrel and being asked to touch it, of being given
'information' while looking into the eyes of one of the grays
(this information, what I can remember, appears to involve future
events in my own life and also in the world including what
appears to be some sort of global disaster).  I also remember one
of the greys asking something from me and I agreed to it --
whatever it is, I cannot remember.  I REMEMBER MEETING A GREY
WITH ORANGE-RED EYES THAT HAD SLITS DOWN THE MIDDLE... and all
the other greys were afraid of this one.  Perhaps the most
disturbing thing I remember is of a group of three or so beings
with long blue capes and faces I cannot remember, coming in twice
to stick a 'pea up my nose'.  When I had this particular
flashback several months ago I swear to you I physically
re-experienced what that felt like!
     "...I believe I may have one of those implants that you
spoke about at your workshop.  I have checked on the roof of my
mouth and did see what looks like needle marks as you suggested
during your talk.  I have experienced some strange things going
on with my body lately and I find myself feeling compelled to do
certain things--especially like going to certain locations; most
recently all the way to Arizona!  I do not wish to continue
living like I have been for the past four years (Note: she also
explained that the controllers motivated her into studying "Zen
Buddhism" at the age of 12, and at age 20 she had come to the
point of advanced Zen meditation.  Could this be an attempt on
the part of the controllers to put her into a semi-tranced state
in which she could via the implant be all-the-easier influenced
mentally?  Many occult lodges attempt to get the "initiate" to
surrender to certain spiritual entities by teaching them a form
of "meditation" which involves "blanking out" the mind.  As they
say, nature hates a vacuum, and if a human surrenders control of
their own mind and thoughts, some "thing" else will take
control - Branton)
     "...I have called all over the country and found support
groups, but none in my area.  I even asked Mr. Budd Hopkins if he
would see me, but he became rather unenthusiastic when I insisted
there were human beings in my memories (he does not believe there
are humans involved/working with 'aliens').  He promised to put
me in touch with 'his people' working in San Francisco, but as of
yet... I have not heard from him.
     "I don't mean to complain, but I guess I just wanted to
convey my level of frustration.
     "...You mentioned in your talk a woman researcher in Hawaii
(you did not say her name) who claims to have had success in
locating and deactivating these various implants.  You mentioned
she had some kind of instrument available that could detect these
things.  I would greatly appreciate it if you could tell me how
to get in touch with her.  If you could send me her name and
address or phone number or the name and address of anybody you
think might be able to help me at any level.  If you know anyone
in my area who works with people like me... I would also
appreciate their name(s).  You mentioned that in England they
have extracted some implants, do you know who and where?  I feel
as though I've been brainwashed and need to be 'de-programmed'
but I can't seem to convince anybody that any of this really
happened....well I did convince one person, unfortunately he's an
optometrist.  I guess I find that to be really funny, but I'm not
sure why.
     "I am willing to go anywhere inside or outside of the
country.  I do not have alot of money, but I do have some
resources available to me..."
     Unfortunately, this woman is not the only one in this
desperate situation.  Who out there has the compassion and the
means to help these poor people?  If your out there, we ENCOURAGE
you to use your talents to help these victims and, if possible,
aid them in removing the mind-manipulating implants which have
been used by the 'aliens' as thought-control mechanisms used, no
doubt, as part of their overall strategy of manipulation,
subversion and infiltration of the human race.
     
     At this point we will return to the main theme of this File,
the relatively 'benevolent' human societies living and operating
within the interior realms below the surface of the earth.
     Below central Asia there is said to exist one of the largest
and most ancient human subterranean societies in the world.  All
in all, this society which has been referred to by many as
'Agharta' or 'Agharti' consists of humans, most of whom have no
real enmity towards those on the surface, other than 'their'
desire to protect their world from intrusion from undesirables. 
Although, as in most other civilizations in the world, small
groups of 'renegades' may exist among them who may be tied into
the MIB-Reptilian scenario; but for the most part the inhabitants
of this realm are believed to be relatively friendly.  In fact,
according to one source this civilization was founded upon
conflict with the serpent race or 'Lizard' beings, who were
allegedly driven from those particular caverns when the ancestors
of the present Aghartians or SOME of the present inhabitants of
Agharti encountered them.  This ancient 'war' was believed to
have taken place after their ancestors, who at one time lived on
the surface, first discovered this ancient underground realm and
the malevolent influences of the serpent races which had for ages
been manipulating the minds of people on the surface via
'witchcraft.'  Also, many of the cavern civilizations in the
western hemisphere are believed to be allied with the Aghartians,
the Telosians of Mt. Shasta being included as one of the North
American sub-colonies allegedly tied in with the Agharti network.
     Perhaps the most complete descriptions of this underground
realm come from the two travelers Ferdinand Ossendowski and
Nicholas Roerich.  To begin, we will quote from Ossendowski's
writings as they appear in his book 'BEASTS, MEN AND GODS' (1922.
E.P. Dutton & Co., N.Y.).  Quoting from the chapter 'THE
SUBTERRANEAN KINGDOM' (pp. 300-311) we read:
     
     "...On my journey into Central Asia I came to know for the
first time about the 'Mystery of Mysteries,' which I can call by
no other name.  At the outset I did not pay much attention to it
and did not attach to it such importance as I afterwards realized
belonged to it, when I had analyzed and connected many sporadic,
hazy and often controversial bits of evidence.
     "The old people on the shore of the river Amyl related to me
an ancient legend to the effect that a certain Mongolian tribe in
their escape from the demands of Genghis Khan hid themselves in a
subterranean country.  Afterwards a Soyot from near the Lake of
Nogan Kul showed me the smoking gate that serves as the entrance
to the 'Kingdom of Agharti.'  Through this gate a hunter formerly
entered into the Kingdom and, after his return, began to relate
what he had seen there.  The Lamas cut out his tongue in order to
prevent him from telling about the Mystery of Mysteries.  When he
arrived at old age, he came back to the entrance of this cave and
disappeared into the subterranean kingdom, the memory of which
had ornamented and lightened his nomad heart.
     "...The favorite Gelong Lama of Prince Chultun Beyli and the
Prince himself gave me an account of the subterranean kingdom.
     "'Everything in the world,' said the Gelong, 'is constantly
in a state of change and transition--peoples, science, religions,
laws and customs.  How many great empires and brilliant cultures
have perished!  And that alone which remains unchanged is Evil,
the tool of Bad Spirits.  More than 60,000 years ago a holyman
disappeared with a whole tribe of people under the ground and
never appeared again on the surface of the earth.  Many people,
however, have since visited this kingdom, Sakkia Mouni, Undur
Gheghen, Paspa, Khan Baber and others.  No one knows where this
place is.  One says Afghanistan, others India.  All the people
there are protected against Evil and crimes to not exist within
its bourns.  Science has there developed calmly and nothing is
threatened with destruction.  The subterranean people have
reached the highest knowledge..." (Note: The 60,000 year period
is probably greatly exaggerated.  According to an American "monk"
by the name of Ernest Dickhoff, as described in his book
'AGHARTA', the human habitation of this realm was initiated no
more than a few thousand years ago, after the deluge, when an
Asian Prince entered with an army of humans and fought with the
Reptilians who had taken possession of these caverns.  Much
activity and growth may have nonetheless taken place within such
an uncontested civilization within the few thousand years since,
according to Dickhoff, it's human habitation.  According to one
source, over 20,000,000 persons now reside in Agharti, and many
more on the surface accept it's existence.  It is said that an
ancient "library" exists between the surface and Agharti, in
underground vaults to which certain Asian 'initiates' have
access.  Below or beyond these vaults, the kingdom itself is said
to exist. - Branton)
     "Prince Chultun Beyli added: 'This kingdom is Agharti.  It
extends throughout all the subterranean passages of the whole
world.  I heard a learned Lama of China relating to Bogdo Khan
that all the subterranean caves of America are inhabited by the
ancient people who have disappeared underground.  Traces of them
are still found on the surface of the land.  These subterranean
peoples and spaces are governed by rulers owing allegiance to the
King of the World...'" (Note: If the subterranea of America was
once MOSTLY inhabited by humans who migrated there from the
surface or other parts of the inner world, then the fact of the
MODERN DAY infiltration of the saurian or serpent races into the
underground of America must suggest that the major infestation
occurred sometime within the last two or three centuries.  The
so-named 'King of the World' is apparently a reference to the
present leader of the council of Agharti, which would probably
make whoever held such a position the most influential man in the
world, for good or evil.  And in fact, according to former Dulce
Base security worker 'Thomas C.', certain of the U.S. Presidents
in the past have held conferences with these kings of Agharti.  A
succession of many such 'kings' have allegedly reigned over this
underground realm, most of them probably receiving more adoration
than they deserve and have apparently been regarded as 'gods' by
some of the residents of the subterranean world.  This would not
necessarily be the fault of these 'kings', many of whom according
to sources HAVE acknowledged a higher potentate than themselves
and allegedly even pray to Almighty 'God' on behalf of humanity. 
Just like the Popes of Rome or rulers and presidents of the
surface nations, these Agharian 'kings' possessed their own
personalities, some being perhaps more suited to reign than
others, but nevertheless should be respected as the elected(?)
representatives of perhaps tens of millions of persons who dwell
within the inner world.  The name of one such king, according to
one source, was 'Rigdon Jyepo'.  Names of other Agharian rulers
are unknown except, perhaps, to the inhabitants of Agharti
itself. - Branton)
     Prince Chultun, speaking to the author, continued:  "'...In
underground caves there exists a peculiar light which affords
growth to the grains and vegetables and long life without disease
to the people.  There are many different peoples and many
different tribes.  An old Buddhist Brahman in Nepal was carrying
out the will of the 'gods' in making a visit to the ancient
kingdom of Genghis,--Siam,--where he met a fisherman who ordered
him to take a place in his boat and sail with him upon the sea. 
On the third day they reached an island where he met a people
having two tongues which could speak separately in different
languages.  They showed to him peculiar, unfamiliar animals,
tortoises with sixteen feet and one eye, huge snakes with a very
tasty flesh and birds with teeth which caught fish for their
masters in the sea.  These people told him that they had come up
out of the subterranean kingdom and described to him certain
parts of the underground country.'
     "The Lama Turgut traveling with me from Urga to Peking gave
me further details.
     "'The capital of Agharti is surrounded with towns of high
priests and scientists.  It reminds one of Lhasa where the palace
of the Dalai Lama, the Potala, is the top of a mountain covered
with monasteries and temples.
     "'...In cars strange and unknown to us they rush through the
narrow cleavages inside our planet.  Some Indian Brahmans and
Tibetan Dalai Lamas during their laborious struggles to the peaks
of mountains which no other human feet had trod have found there
inscriptions on the rocks, footprints in the snow and tracks of
wheels.  The blissful Sakkia Mouni found on one mountain top
tablets of stone carrying words which he only understood in his
old age and afterwards penetrated into the Kingdom of Agharti,
from which he brought back crumbs of the sacred learning
preserved in his memory.'"
     Ferdinand remembered a particular conversation with one
Lama:
     "'How many persons have ever been to Agharti?' I questioned
him.
     "'Very many,' answered the Lama, 'but all these people have
kept secret that which they saw there.  When the Olets destroyed
Lhasa, one of their detachments in the southwestern mountains
penetrated to the outskirts of Agharti.  Here they learned some
of the lesser mysterious sciences and brought them to the surface
of our earth.  This is why the Olets and Kalmucks are artful
sorcerers and prophets.  Also from the eastern country some
tribes of black people penetrated to Agharti and lived there many
centuries.  Afterwards they were thrust out from the kingdom and
returned to the earth, bringing with them the mystery of
predictions according to cards, grasses and the lines of the
palm.  They are the Gypsies... Somewhere in the north of Asia a
tribe exists which is now dying and which came from the cave of
Agharti, skilled in calling back the (so-called) spirits of the
dead as they float through the air.'"

     As is the case of many of the peoples inhabiting the surface
of central Asia, some of the underground peoples apparently are
prone to practicing certain forms of occultism or spiritism. 
This might explain why some 'MIB' have been described as
'oriental-appearing' humans who have demonstrated occult powers
to those they have contacted.  This as we've said, might only
consist of a relatively small percentage of the underground
inhabitants of the Agharian network, a small percentage which
might have (as is the case with almost every other nation) "sold
out" to the reptilians in exchange for power over their fellow
human beings.
     In his book 'SHAMBHALA' (1930.  Frederick A. Stokes Co., 
N.Y.), writer and traveler Nicholas Roerich adds some additional
insights into human habitation of underground regions of central
Asia.  In his chapter 'SUBTERRANEAN DWELLERS' (pp. 210-219) we
read the following words:

     "Once on our travels we reached a half-ruined village. 
There was a glimmer of light in only two houses.  In a small
room, an old man sat cleaning a utensil.  He became our host for
the night.  I asked him the reason for his isolation.  He
answered, 'Every one has departed.  They have found more suitable
sites for their dwellings.  They were strong and enterprising. 
Something new attracted them.  But I knew that nothing new exists
on earth.  And I did not wish to change the place of my death.'
     "Thus the strongest ones depart.  The decaying ones
patiently await death.  Is this not the story of all migrations,
of all enterprises?
     "The subject of the great migrations is the most fascinating
in the history of humanity.  What spirit was it that thus moved
whole nations and innumerable tribes?  What cataclysm drove the
hordes from their familiar steppes?  What new happiness and
privileges did they anticipate in the blue mist of the immense
desert?
     "On rocks in Dardistan we saw ancient drawings.  We also saw
the same kind of drawings upon the rocks near the Brahmaputra, as
well as on the rocks of Orkon in Mongolia, and in the tumuli of
Minusinsk in Siberia.  And finally we discerned the same creative
psychology in the halristningars of Sweden and Norway.  And later
we stopped in admiration before the mighty signs of the early
Romanesque which we found, based on the same creative aspirations
of the great migrators.
     "In every city, in every encampment of Asia, I tried to
discover what memories were being cherished in the folk-memory. 
Through these guarded and preserved tales you can recognize the
reality of the past.  In every spark of folk-lore, there is a
drop of great Truth adorned or distorted.  Not long ago we were
too vain to appreciate these treasures of folk-lore.  'What could
these illiterate people know!'  But afterwards we learned that
even the great Rig-Vedas were written down only in the
comparatively recent past, and perhaps for many centuries they
were passed down by word of mouth.  We thought that the flying
carpet of fairy-tales belonged only to the children but we soon
recognized that although each fantasy, in its own individual way,
weaves a beautiful carpet ornamenting life, nevertheless the very
carpet bears the footprints of great reality of the past.
     "Among the innumerable legends and fairy tales of various
countries may be found the tales of lost tribes and subterranean
dwellers.  In wide and diverse directions, people are speaking of
the identical facts.  But in correlating them you can readily see
that these are but chapters from the one story.  At first it
seems impossible that there should exist any scientific
connection between these distorted whispers under the light of
the desert bonfires.  But afterwards you begin to grasp the
peculiar coincidence of these manifold legends related by peoples
who are even ignorant of each other's names.
     "You recognize the same relationship in the folk-lores of
Tibet, Mongolia, China, Turkestan, Kashmir, Persia, Altai,
Siberia, the Ural, Caucasia, the Russian steppes, Lithuania,
Poland, Hungary, Germany, France; from the highest mountains to
the deepest oceans.  You will hear wonderfully elaborated tales
in the Tourfan district.  They tell you how the people, not
willing to submit to the cruelty, closed themselves in
subterranean mountains.  They even ask you if you want to see the
entrance to the cave through which the saintly persecuted folk
fled.
     "In Kuchar you will hear of King Po-chan, ruler of the
Tokhars, and how, when the enemy approached, he disappeared with
all the treasure of his kingdom, leaving only sand, stones and
ruins behind him.
     "...Each entrance to a cave suggests that some one has
already entered there.  Every creek--especially the subterranean
creeks--draw one's fantasy to the underground passages.  In many
places in Central Asia, they speak of the Agharti, the
subterranean people.  In numerous beautiful legends they outline
the same story of how the best people abandoned the treacherous
earth and sought salvation in hidden countries where they
acquired new forces and conquered powerful energies.
     "In the Altai Mountains, in the beautiful upland valley of
Uimon, a hoary Old Believer (Starover) said to me: 'I shall prove
to you that the tale about the Chud, the subterranean people, is
not a fantasy!  I shall lead you to the entrance of the
subterranean kingdom.'
     "On the way through the valley surrounded by snowy
mountains, my host told us many tales about the Chud.  It is
remarkable that 'Chud' in Russian has the same origin as the word
WONDER.  So, perhaps, we may consider the Chud a wonderful tribe.
My bearded guide told how 'once upon a time, in this fertile
valley lived and flourished the powerful tribe of Chud.  They
knew how to prospect for minerals and how to reap the best
harvest.  Most peaceful and most industrious, was this tribe. 
But then came a White Tzar with innumerable hordes of cruel
warriors.  The peaceful, industrious Chud could not resist the
assaults of the conquerors, and not wishing to lose their
liberty, they remained as serfs to the White Tzar.  Then, for the
first time, a white birch began to grow in this region.  And,
according to old prophecies, the Chud knew that it was the time
for their departure.  And the Chud, unwilling to remain subject
to the White Tzar, departed under the earth.  Only sometimes can
you hear the holy people singing; now their bells ring out in the
subterranean temples.  But there shall come the glorious time of
human purification, and in those days, the great Chud shall again
appear in full glory.'
     "Thus the Old Believer concluded.  We approached some low
stony hill.  Proudly he showed me, 'Here we are.  Here is the
entrance to the great subterranean kingdom!  When the Chud
entered the subterranean passage they closed the entrance with
stones.  Now we stand just beside this holy entrance.'
     "We stood before a huge tomb encircled by great stones, so
typical of the period of the great migrations.  Such tombs, with
the beautiful remains of Gothic relics, we saw in South Russian
steppes, in foothills of the Northern Caucasus.  Studying this
hill, I remembered how during our crossing of the Karakorum pass,
my sais, the Ladaki, asked me, 'Do you know that in the
subterranean caves here many treasures are hidden and that in
them lives a wonderful tribe which abhors the sins of earth?'
     "And again when we approached Khotan the hoofs of our horses
sounded hollow as though we rode above caves or hollows.  Our
caravan people called attention to this, saying, 'Do you hear
what hollow subterranean passages we are crossing?  Through these
passages, people who are familiar with them can reach far-off
countries.'  When we saw entrances to caves, our caravaneers told
us, 'Long ago people lived there; now they have gone inside; they
have found a subterranean passage to the subterranean kingdom. 
Only rarely do some of them appear again on the earth.  At our
bazaar such people come with strange, very ancient money, but
nobody could ever remember a time when such money was in usage
here.'  I asked them, if we could also see such people.  And they
answered, 'Yes, if your thoughts are similarly high and in
contact with these holy people, because only sinners are upon the
earth and the pure and courageous people pass on to something
more beautiful.'
     "Great is the belief in the Kingdom of the subterranean
people.  Through all of Asia, through the spaces of all deserts,
from the Pacific to the Urals, you can hear the same wondrous
tale of the vanished holy people.  And even far beyond the Ural
Mountains, the echo of the same tale will reach you.  Often you
hear about subterranean tribes.  Sometimes an invisible holy
people is said to be living behind a mountain.  Sometimes either
poisonous or vitalizing gases are spread over the earth, to
protect some one.  Sometimes you hear how the sands of the great
desert shift, and for a moment disclose treasures of the
entrances of subterranean kingdoms.  But none would dare to touch
those treasures.  You will hear how, in the rocks, in the most
deserted mountain ranges, you can see openings which connect with
these subterranean passes, and how beautiful princesses once upon
a time occupied these natural castles.
     "From distances one might take these openings for eries,
because all which belongs to the subterranean people is
concealed.  Sometimes the Holy City is submerged, as in the folk-
lore of Netherlands and Switzerland.  And there is folk-lore that
coincides with actual discoveries in the lakes and along the sea
coasts.  In Siberia, in Russia, Lithuania and Poland, you find
many legends and fairy tales about giants who lived at times in
these countries but afterwards, disliking the new customs,
disappeared.  In these legends, one may recognize the specific
foundations of the ancient clans.  The giants are brothers.  Very
often the sisters of the giants live on the other shores of the
lakes or the other side of the mountains.  Very often they do not
like to move from the site but some special event drives them
from their patrimonial dwelling.  Birds and animals are always
near these giants; as witnesses they follow them and announce
their departure.
     "...The endless Kurgans of the southern steppes retain
around them numerous stories about the appearance of the unknown
warrior, nobody knows from whence.  The Carpathian Mountains in
Hungary have many similar stories of unknown tribes, giant-
warriors and mysterious cities.  If, without prejudice, you
patiently point out on you map all the legends and stories of
this nature you will be astonished at the result.  When you
collect all the fairy-tales of lost and subterranean tribes, will
you not have before you a full map of the migrations?"
     
     During the 'Subterranean World' controversy which filled the
pages of AMAZING STORIES Magazine in the late 1940's as a result
of the writings of Palmer, Shaver and numerous readers who sent
in their own contributions, a couple by the name of John &
Dorothy de Courcy became involved as well.  They had sent in a
fictionalized novelette based loosely on the 'Agharti' legends,
which was published in the magazine.  Sometimes afterwards, in
the Dec. 1946 issue of A.S. (p. 173), they submitted another
letter describing a strange 'response' to their story:
     
"Sirs.
     "The most singular thing has happened and we are at a loss
to offer an explanation.  It might be a prank, but unless someone
is willing to spend a good deal of money on a prank, it must be
the truth!
     "On July 29, a tall man wearing a long blue or black
overcoat and a dark hat drawn down to conceal his face, went to a
former residence of ours in San Francisco asking for us.  He was
told we had moved and the landlord tried to find a card bearing
our forwarding address.  Try as he might, he couldn't, nor could
he remember even the city, but he said he thought it was
Portland.  When told, the man answered, 'I quite understand.  If
you find the address, kindly write them and say, "the man from
Agharti" seeks them.'
     "On August 5 he reappeared in Portland at an apartment house
where we had once lived.  Again our address was missing and again
he left the same message, adding, 'I bear a message for them from
the King.'
     "In both cases, after we had gone, our forwarding addresses
were found and both landlords wrote to us immediately apologizing
for their oversight.  They said he impressed them so much they
couldn't forget him.  Both of them misspelled Agharti in their
letters.
     "Who is the King?  Can he be referring to the fabulous King
of the World?  The only solution we can suggest is to publish
this letter with our address and hope that this time the man from
Agharti, if he be such, will find us.
     " -- John & Dorothy de Courcy., 665 S. W. 113th Place.,
Seattle 66, Washington."

     As further evidence that not ALL subterran societies are of
the insidious, reptilian or reptilian-controlled variety, we add
the following revelations from 'Commander X', the mysterious
anonymous U.S. Intelligence official who has revealed much about
'inside' government knowledge of alien civilization both beyond
and beneath the earth.  He is the author of the book 'UNDERGROUND
ALIEN BASES', published by Tim Beckley's UFO REVIEW-Abelard
Press, N.Y.  Mr. 'X' was apparently very familiar with the
Subterranean-world controversies that surrounded AMAZING STORIES
and related publications in the early years, which may explain
his present position in U.S. Intelligence.  He reveals the
following subterranea-related accounts from South America:

     "..Of all the countries on the face of the Earth, none is
more mysterious, or less explored, than is Brazil.  Miles upon
miles of this country have never been set foot upon by white man.
In these areas live whole tribes of savage Indians whose
civilizations are said to be akin to those existing at the time
of the Stone Age.  Many of those who have dared venturing into
these pockets of unexplored jungle have never come out.  Perhaps
the case of Colonel Fawcett will be familiar to readers as an
example of what I mean.  He supposedly was captured by a tribe of
wild Indians while in search of a 'hidden city' said to be
located in the confines of the dense jungle...
     "Before his death, Dr. (Raymond) Bernard had sent this
writer many personal letters regarding his findings related to...
underground civilization(s).  We quote from these communications
in the following:
     "'I arrived in Brazil in 1956 and have been carrying on my
research since I met a Theosophical leader who told me about the
subterranean cities... that exist in Brazil.  He referred to
Professor Henrique de Souza, president of the Brazilian
Theosophical Society, at Sao Lourenco in the state of Minas
Gerais, who erected a temple dedicated to Agharta, which is the
Buddhist name of the subterranean World.  Here in Brazil live
Theosophists from all parts of the world, all of whom believe in
the existence of the subterranean cities.
     "Professor de Souza told me that the great English explorer
Colonel Fawcett is still alive, living in a subterranean city in
the Roncador Mountains of Matto Grosso, where he found the
subterranean city of Atlanteans for which he searched (Note:
Bernard refers to the inhabitants of this city as 'Atlanteans',
when in fact other accounts suggest that--like the underground
cities below the east coast of North America--many of these
cavern cities were originally constructed by an ancient
antediluvian race which might have been very similar to the lost
race spoken of in the 'Atlantis' legendary, and were later re-
inhabited after the flood.  In 'this' sense they might be
referred to as 'Atlanteans' although the present inhabitants of
such cities probably do not have any direct 'genetic' ties to the
antediluvian 'Atlanteans'. - Branton), but is held prisoner lest
he reveal the secret of his whereabouts.  He was not killed by
Indians as is commonly believed.  Professor de Souza claimed he
has visited subterranean cities, including Shamballah, the world
capital of the subterranean empire of Agharta.  I then went to
Matto Grosso to find the subterranean city where Fawcett is
claimed to be living with his son Jack, but failed to do so.  I
then returned to Joinville in the state of Santa Catarina, and
there continued my research.
     "Just recently two explorers returned from entering a tunnel
near Ponte Grosse in the state of Parana.  One of them had
recently entered alone and spent five days in the underworld city
there.  It had about 50 inhabitants plus children.  The fruit
orchards were recently planted, and the inhabitants received
fruit from another subterranean city.  During the last visit, the
two explorers were met at the entrance of the tunnel by a
guardian and the chief of the city, who told them that they
should return in two years when the fruit trees will start to
bear, but cannot enter now.
     "The same two explorers entered a tunnel in Rincon, state of
Parana, and finally came to a chimney-like structure with four
chains hanging down.  They descended on the chains but when they
came near the bottom a gas with a chemical odor started to come
up and forced them to ascend.  Obviously the subterranean
dwellers tried to keep them from reaching the city (This seems
often to be the case - Commander X).
     "Our explorer J.D. (name on file - Commander X), who is a
mountain guide of the Mystery Mountain near Joinville (where
there is supposed to be an entrance) said that, several times, he
saw a luminous flying saucer ascend from the tunnel opening that
leads to a subterranean city inside the mountain, in which he
heard the beautiful choral singing of men and women, and also
heard the 'canto galo' (rooster crowing), a universal symbol
indicating the existence of subterranean cities in Brazil.  He
said that the saucer was so luminous that it lit up the night sky
and converted it into daylight.  On one occasion he met a group
of subterranean men outside the tunnel.  They were short, stocky,
with reddish beards and long hair, and very muscular.  When he
tried to approach them, they vanished.  Often he saw strange
illuminations in this area at night which were probably produced
by flying saucers (We use the name 'Mystery Mountain,' rather
than reveal the true name of the mountain, so that unwanted
outsiders will not come here to locate it).  Throughout my many
years of research I have accumulated a vast amount of data which
would indicate that these entrances to subterranean cities abound
throughout the region.
     "An elderly man living in Joinville once told me that he had
visited a tunnel near Concepiao in the state of Sao Paulo, and
saw in the distance a marvelous subterranean city with vehicles
darting back and forth, evidently traveling through tunnels from
one subterranean city to another.
     "Although the following report requires confirmation, it was
told to me by an explorer named N.C. who said that he had visited
a tunnel near Rio Casdor and had met a beautiful young woman
appearing to be about 20 years of age.  She spoke to him in
Portuguese and SAID that she was 2,500 years old.  He also met a
bearded subterranean man (Note: Often humans encountered in
aerial disks or subterranean caverns declare that they are
extremely old by humans standards.  On the surface this might
sound next to impossible, unless a revolutionary scientific
breakthrough on the part of these human 'aliens' has allowed them
to retard the aging process to an extreme degree, or could the
possibly that they are separated from the degenerating radiations
of solar rays explain their allegedly greater longevity?  Another
possibility would be that through bionics/biological
transplants/prosthetics, etc. the lifespan of human beings
possessing advanced biological and technological sciences might
theoretically be increased dramatically.  Incidentally, the
writer and traveler Robert Stacy-Judd in some of his books
described an exploration he and others in his party made of the
peripheral areas of the Loltun caves of Yucatan.  Legend says
that at least one group of people, fleeing persecution, entered
en masse into the massive Loltun caves and were never seen again.
Stacy-Judd tells of his own encounter with a 'cave hermit' deep
in the cavern chambers who claimed to be well over 1000 years
old, and who said he was a guardian of the cave and of the
treasures--and city?--which lay deep below in the unknown depths,
'unknown' that is, except to the strange 'hermit'.  Aside from
photographs of this hermit which appeared in some of his works,
the author also revealed photographs of 'underground gardens'
consisting of areas of the cave which contain small patches of
'jungle', watered and lit through parts of the cavern ceilings
which had collapsed, exposing them to the outer world.  Whether
such claims of longevity are real or whether the "subterranean"
people were just playing with the minds of such explorers who
encountered them, is uncertain - Branton).
     "Still another explorer named D.O. visited this same tunnel
near Gaspar, Santa Catarina, and behind a wonderful fruit orchard
saw a subterranean woman with a child in her arms reading to it
aloud from a huge book written in an unknown language... After
she read each sentence the child repeated the same and in this
way was taught how to read.  All of these subterranean cities are
illuminated by strange light...'"
     
     In relation to the apparent connection between subterranean
civilizations and unidentified flying objects (Bernard and de
Souza, incidentally, believed 'flying saucers' to be of
subterranean origin), we will here quote from Paris Flammonde,
author of 'THE AGE OF FLYING SAUCERS' (Hawthorne Books, Inc.,
N.Y.), who tends to confirm this hypothesis.  He in turn quoted
Raymond A. Palmer as a major proponent of this belief:
     "...The new decade was not without a new theory, or, at
least, a variation of an old one--that not only were Flying
Saucers not originating from beyond the farthest reaches of our
planet, they were expelled from within it... Ray Palmer wrote a
lengthy article elaborating his interesting and imaginative
thesis, and prefaced it with the assertion that he was prepared
'to prove that flying saucers are native to planet earth; that
the governments of more than one nation (if not all of them) know
this to be the fact; that a concerted effort is being made to
learn all about them, and to explore their native land; and that
facts already known are considered so important that they are the
world's top secret...'  The continuation of his contention reads:
'...is there any area on Earth which can be regarded as a
possible origin for flying saucers?  There are...four...the two
major, in order of importance, are Antarctica and the
Arctic...the two minor areas are South America's Motto Grosso and
Asia's Tibetan Highlands.'" 
     
     Raymond Bernard (actual name 'Walter Seigmeister'), writing
in the Oct. 1959 issue of SEARCH Magazine, p. 48, described yet
another alleged encounter with a subterranean race.  What are we
to make of all these stories?  Are we to assume that some of the
individuals who told Bernard such accounts actually made them up,
as some suggest, in order to receive the 'reward' Bernard was
known to offer on documentable accounts of ancient tunnels?  Or,
are we to accept these accounts for just what their sources claim
them to be, actual encounters with a subterranean world?  Bernard
stated the following:
     "...Last week my investigators returned and said they
visited their city (i.e. the 'city' of a race of dwarf-humans
whom Bernard referred to as the 'Niebelungs', who live in a
subterranean region with it's own system of illumination -
Branton) and are able to bring any of my American friends to
visit it, but I require one condition: absolute secrecy, as I
don't want governments to send armies into the tunnel to disturb
these peaceful people.
     "To reach them requires a 3-day journey of about 40 miles
through a tunnel.  This entire distance is through a tunnel
carefully lined with cut stone blocks below, above and on the
sides.  That was quite an engineering feat.  I think the tunnel
was made long to keep out curiosity seekers, and only the most
determined will travel that distance.
     "Here is the report of my investigations: (They are two
ranchers, father and son, who discovered the tunnel
accidentally):
     "'We left our house 5 A.M. for the tunnel on top of a
mountain and reached it 3 P.M.  We were tired and camped near the
entrance of the tunnel.  For three days we proceeded through the
tunnel.  We told time by our watches, as we could not tell when
it was day or night.  We went to sleep at 10 P.M. and awoke at 3
A.M. and continued walking.  By the third day the tunnel started
to go downward by steps.  It was built of stone blocks on all
sides.  By the night of the third day the tunnel suddenly opened
into a great space covered with what appeared as a sky with a
yellow light that made everything luminous, like daylight.  We
saw a city with many houses and saw many people in the distance. 
They were dwarfs with long white beards and long hair and we saw
women and children, and heard them crying.  The third member of
our party got frightened so we had to return.'
     "These men found three such tunnels.  They entered another
for three days, but after hearing voices further in, got scared
and returned.  Now they are entering the third..."
     
     In his book 'THE UNDERPEOPLE' (1969.  Award Books.,  N.Y.),
author Eric Norman relates an interesting account of the possible
fate of the Inca Indians.  In chapter 2 - 'Strange Caverns and
Terrifying Tunnels', he relates:
     "Conquest in South America was natives hacked to death by
Spanish swords, arrogant priests absolving Conquistadors for
their murderous atrocities, sharp Toledo steel lances running
through children and, pervading it all, a dark lust for native
gold.
     "In the autumn of 1582, Francisco Pizarro hid his 168
Spanish horse soldiers behind the doorways and walls of the Incan
town of Cajamarca.  Atahualpa, the absolute emperor of the sun-
worshipping Inca's empire, had agreed to meet Pizarro in the
village plaza.  Atahualpa's procession entered the village with a
flair of pageantry.  Incan warriors and the emperor's litter
bearers were dressed in the finest cloth.  The Royal Guard were
armed with spiked helmets, feathered war clubs, poison-tipped
lances and dazzling gold-inlaid swords.  Thick gold bracelets
encircled their bronze wrists and rich silver discs dangled from
their pierced ear lobes.
     "Pizarro and his Conquistadors remained hidden behind their
guns and cannons as Atahualpa and his entourage entered the main
plaza.  'It is like leading hogs to the killing pen,' Pizarro
sneered.  The bandy-legged Spaniard knew hogs; prior to his
service for Spain's king, Pizarro had been a swineherd in the
province of Estremadura.  He lived by a harsh personal code that
equated kindness with weakness; deceit was the trick of a clever
man and lying, duplicity and thievery were proper.
     "Atahualpa's group stirred nervously when they found no sign
of the visitors to their land.  Spanish fingers twitched on gun
triggers and a hawk-faced soldier stood ready to torch the
cannon.  Suddenly, a solitary figure left a building and walked
into the plaza.  He was dressed in the faded robe of a Dominican
friar.  His bald head glistened contemptuously toward the Incan
emperor.
     "Friar Vincente Valverde announced that all of South America
now belonged to the king of Spain.  He stared coldly at the
emperor and snapped, 'The Papal Bull of 1493 provides this
right...'
     "Proud and regal, Atahualpa glared at the haughty friar
before him.  'Your Pope must be crazy to give away land that does
not belong to him,' he said...
     "The friar was stunned momentarily, then he turned and ran
toward the safety of a building, shouting: 'Pizarro, attack,
attack!  Kill all of them!  I will absolve you!'
     "With hoarse cries of 'Santiago!', the Spaniards slaughtered
the unsuspecting Inca warriors.  In a few minutes the battle was
over; the emperor's royal guard was dead, or dying, in the
bloodstained dust of the plaza and Atahualpa was a prisoner of
Pizarro.  Greedy Spanish hands ripped the emerald necklace from
his body.  A wild gleam entered Pizarro's eyes when the emperor
handed over his exquisitely carved bracelets of thick gold.
     "'I want my freedom,' Atahualpa informed Pizarro.  'I will
fill this room with gold for ransom.'  The room was 17 feet wide
and 22 feet long!  The emperor's subjects delivered $8,443,456 in
gold to Pizarro and, afterward, Pizarro and Friar Vincente
Valverde condemned Atahualpa to be burned alive at the stake.
     "While the Spaniards were burning the emperor, a pack train
of 11,000 llamas was headed toward the Spanish encampment.  Each
beast was burdened by a heavy load of gold.  Native messengers
brought news of the Inca king's death--and the fantastic caravan
disappeared!  During the past centuries, thousands of gold-greedy
adventurers have searched for the 'loot of the 11,000 llamas.' 
None has discovered a single clue to the treasure's site.
     "Believers in the Under-People theory are firm in their
contention that the Incan llamas disappeared into a gigantic
tunnel that led to the inner earth kingdoms.  'Even the
population figures show that these conquered people outwitted
their bestial conquerors,' according to one South American
researcher.  'Incan census figures reveal that there was
10,000,000 subjects when the Spaniards arrived.  Forty years
later, in 1571, the Spaniards took a census.  There was
approximately 1,000,000 Indians.  I admit that the Spanish method
of slave labor took a tremendous toll.  But could 9,000,000
Incas have died in Spanish mines?'"
     Eric Norman relates the words of one correspondent who
described the ancient subterranean tunnels believed by many to
exist beneath the Andes:
     "'...at first I scoffed at such stories about mysterious
tunnels and an alien civilization beneath the surface... I joined
an inner earth group for the simple enjoyment of discussing
outlandish ideas in a humorless, serious manner.  Gradually, I
became interested by the considerable volume of circumstantial
evidence.  I now believe the earth is absolutely honeycombed by a
web of tunnels that run beneath the continents, under the oceans,
and these passageways link the subterranean cities of the inner
world.
     "'...There are many reports concerning a vast tunnel called
the 'Roadway of the Incas' which has an entrance somewhere in
Peru.  It runs south more than a thousand miles.  There is
another entrance to this fabulous tunnel in the Desert of
Atacamba in Chile.  The 'Highway of the Incas' passes under
Cuzco, the legendary city of Peru.  There is another, smaller,
but very well hidden entrance to the tunnel in the mountains near
Machu Picchu, which is the capital city of the first and last
Inca emperor.  It is called 'The Lost City of the Incas' and was
not discovered until 1911 by an American, Hiram Bringham.  It is
considered the 'Eighth Wonder of the World.'
     "'...Everything at Machu Picchu is an excellent
preservation...there are more than two hundred buildings
constructed from white granite...fountains...shrines...and
gigantic stairways carved from a single massive boulder.
     "'...This was a thriving city.  It is intact except for the
thatched roofs of the houses having deteriorated over the
centuries...and, the doors are missing...it is as if the
inhabitants selected a single day and mysteriously vanished.  Did
they enter the 'Highway of the Incas' and migrate to the inner
earth?'
     "Was this correspondent brainwashed by his colleagues to
believe in the subterranean world?  Or, was he a skeptical man
who changed his mind in the face of a tremendous amount of
information?  His mention of the 'Highway of the Incas' strikes a
familiar note... A physician in Argentina has devoted his spare
time to an investigation of this legendary inter-continental
tunnel of the Under-People.  He commented:
     "'...I have always been intrigued by the unknown and please
convey my thanks to Dr. H--- for providing the opportunity to
publish my views... I started to investigate the 'Highway of the
Incas' when I was a young, curious youth and I have hundreds of
witnessed, notarized statements.  These documents and tape
recordings fill one room of my home.  The Incas knew of the
tunnel and, although gold was of little value to them, they hid
their treasures in these caverns to keep it from the greedy
Spanish conquerors.  No one had provided a satisfactory
explanation for their mysterious disappearance.  There was an
empire of several million people that vanished from the surface
of the earth.  They entered the tunnel and left the Quechua
Indians behind.  As few Incas have been seen since then, they
possibly took up residence in a cavern city or followed the
tunnel to the interior of the earth.
     "'...The 'Highway' is the largest of the tunnels and it
connects all continents.  In addition to the openings in South
America, there are entrances in Canada, in British Columbia; in
America, you should investigate Mt. Shasta in California and Mt.
St. Helena in Oregon.  The tunnel is connected with Tibet and
another opening in Central Asia.  I believe the African entrance
is in the Atlas mountains in the north of that continent.
     "'...I also suggest that you explore the 'highways' which
have been found in the oceans.  These ancient underworld
civilizations may be mining our seas!'"
          
     In previous files we referred to the alleged inhabitants of
a subterranean city below Mt. Shasta in California, which is
believed to be one of the largest, if not THE largest,
subterranean community in North America, and which allegedly has
ties with the Asian empire of "Agharti" and the South American
subterranean colonies.  The following are some excepts from an
article written by William F. Hamilton (whose other publications
can be obtained via 7327 Bothwell Rd., Reseda, CA  91335), who we
have mentioned in earlier writings.  Bill Hamilton has been in
Data Processing for 22 years and is now a Sr. Programmer-Analyst.
He is a writer, investigator and researcher.  He has been
involved in UFO research and investigations since 1953.  Bill is
a past member of The Foundation for Research in Parapsychology,
The Spacecraft Research Foundation, The World Federation of
Science and Engineering, and MENSA, the high IQ society.  He has
been a member of Understanding, Inc., and served on it's Board. 
He founded Nexus and Nexus News, an info center for alternative
energy and alternative life-styles.  He founded The UFORUM, a
monthly forum on the UFO phenomena.  He is a UFO investigator
with MUFON, an Associate Director of UFOCCI, and founder of
UFORCES.  Bill is the author of the following books: Space, Time
and Gravity; Center of the Cortex; Telos, The Cosmic Computer;
Geometry of the Grid; Close Encounter Report; Alien Magic; and
Cosmic Top Secret.  He has written numerous articles for
publications such as 'Search,' 'Energy Unlimited,' 'New Age
Science,' 'The New Atlantean Journal,' 'California UFO,' and 'UFO
Universe'.  The following article originally appeared in the 'New
Atlantean Journal':

     "...I run across some fascinating people in the course of my
investigations who tell me many unusual stories.  While on the
trail of reports of UFO base locations, I met a young, very
pretty blonde girl with almond-shaped eyes and small perfect
teeth, whose name is Bonnie.  Bonnie has told me an incredible
story and has related a volume of interesting information...
Bonnie is sincere, cheerful, and rational and says she (was born)
in 1951 in a city called TELOS that was built inside an
artificial dome-shaped cavern in the Earth a mile or so beneath
Mt. Shasta, California.
     "Bonnie, her mother (Rana Mu), her father Ra(Mu), her sister
Judy, her cousins Lorae and Matox, live and move in our society,
returning frequently to TELOS for rest and recuperation.  Bonnie
relates that her people use boring machines to bore tunnels in
the Earth.  These boring machines heat the rock to incandescence,
then vitrify it, thus eliminating the need for beams and
supports.  A tube transit tunnel is used to connect the... cities
that exist in various subterranean regions in our hemisphere. 
The tube trains are propelled by electromagnetic impulses up to
speeds of 2500 mph.  One tube connects with one of their cities
in the Matto Grosso jungle of Brazil.  (They) have developed
space travel and some flying saucers come from their subterranean
bases...
     "They grow food hydroponically under full-spectrum lights
with their gardens attended by automatons.  The food and
resources of Telos are distributed in plenty to the million-and-
a-half population that thrives on a no-money economy.  Bonnie
talks about history, of the Uighers, Naga-Mayas, and Quetzals, of
which she is a descendant (Note: Many people have mistakenly
identified the inhabitants of 'Telos' as being directly descended
from the 'Lemurians', however Bonnie here seems to refute this by
indicating that her ancestrage was other than this, possibly
Meso-American and/or East-Indian?  As in the case of the ancient
'antediluvian' cities of the eastern seaboard which were re-
established after being abandoned by the lost 'Atlanteans', the
'Lemurians', if they existed, also seem to have been devastated
in a world-wide cataclysm and their cities re-established by the
Uighers, Naga-Mayas, and Quetzals and probably scattered members
of other societies.  As we've said earlier, the name 'Telos' is a
Grecian word meaning 'uttermost', suggesting a 'possible'
connection with the grecian-like Hav-musuvs of the Panamint
mountains of California - Branton).  
     "I met Bonnie's cousin, Matox, who, like her, is a strict
vegetarian and holds the same attitudes concerning the motives of
government.  They constantly guard against discovery or
intrusion.  Their advanced awareness and technology helps them
remain vigilant...
     "Science Fiction?  Bonnie is a real person.  Many have met
her.  Is she perpetrating a hoax?  For what motive?  She does not
seek publicity and I have a devil of a time getting her to
meetings to talk with others, but she has done so.  There has
been little variation in her story and her answers in the past
three years.  She has given me excellent technical insight on the
construction of a crystal-powered generator that extracts ambient
energy... Bonnie's father, the Ramu, is 300 years old and a
member of the ruling council of Telos.
     "Many tunnels are unsafe and closed off.  All tube transit
tunnels are protected and are designed to eject uninvited guests.
Does Bonnie have the answers that we are looking for?  I don't
know... Bonnie says she would like to satisfy our need for proof
and will work with me on a satisfactory answer to that problem,
but she is unconcerned with whether people accept her or not. 
Bonnie is humorous and easy-going and well-poised, yet sometimes
she becomes brooding and mysterious.  She says her people are
busy planning survival centers for refugees.  One of these is to
be near Prescott, Arizona..."  (Note: or rather below the Groom
Creek area just south of Prescott, to be exact.  Another
'survival center' for refugees of the world-wide cataclysms which
the Telosians believe will eventually devastate the surface of
the earth, is said to be below the general area of Jenny Lake,
Wyoming, near the Tetons.  The Tetons themselves have been the
alleged home of a mysterious race, according to different
sources, and extremely ancient stone 'buildings' have reportedly
been found high atop these peaks - Branton).
     When Bill Hamilton asked "Bonnie" to elaborate about the
power-sources which her people utilize to propel the so-called
"flying saucer" craft, she replied:
     "...A lot of it is crystals (i.e. crystal-induced
electromagnetism? - Branton), particularly the atmospheric
vehicles.  The planet-to-planet vehicles are driven by an Ion-
Mercury engine.  Spaceships can reach speeds way beyond light--
they can enter hyperspace--you generate into the fourth
dimension--this is controlled by an on-board computer that takes
you into and out of hyperspace.  I know this is a simplification.
When your on a ship going into hyperspace, you will hear this
vibration, and a loud screaming sound when you enter, then you
will hear nothing..."
     Bill concludes: "I have had many correlations on this data
and am researching it further toward a comprehensive theory of
space travel..."
 
     The account given below appeared in 'INNER LIGHT' Magazine,
Summer, 1991.  Written by 'Antara', the article, entitled:
'INTRODUCING THE WOMAN FROM TELOS, THE CITY BENEATH MOUNT
SHASTA', is an alleged interview with this same resident of a
subterranean city now living and working on the surface, under
the name of 'Bonnie' or 'Sharula', along with her husband
'Shield'.  We quote portions of the interview as follows:

     "The following interview with Sharula took place on July 23,
1990, and is reprinted from 'INSIGHTS FOR POSITIVE LIVING.'  She
shares with us some wonderful information about the 'Atlantean'
and 'Lemurian' cities (i.e. cities originally 'built' by
antediluvian 'Atlanteans' and 'Lemurians'? - Branton) that exist
beneath the earth's surface.
     "She speaks of her home, Telos, a city built a mile or so
beneath Mt. Shasta, California.  During a recent trip to Mt.
Shasta, I encountered several local townspeople who have
personally seen mysterious fires and lights on the slopes of Mt.
Shasta, and have heard otherworldly chants and music late at
night, emanating from the mountain.  And of course, there have
been sightings of mysterious robed people walking into the side
of the mountain.  Even the local visitor's guide mentions the
'Lemurian' connection to Mt. Shasta.
     "This interview may really stretch your perceptions of
reality.  I hope it does.  It's meant to...
     "INSIGHTS: Let's start off with some basic questions of who
you are and where you come from."
     "SHARULA: My name is Sharula and I come from a city
underneath Mt. Shasta, called Telos.  This city was
constructed... at the termination of the Lemurian continent. 
When the scientists and priests of Lemuria realized the continent
was about to sink, they petitioned a group called the Agharta
Network, which controlled all the subterranean cities, to build
our own city underneath Mt. Shasta.  There was an original set of
caves there.  We chose to enlarge these caverns to make them
bigger and more livable..." (Note: Although most accounts seem to
suggest that 'Atlantis' was destroyed in a cataclysm equivalent
to a universal flood or deluge such as is described in the
traditions of several races as well as in the writings of the
Greek Plato, 'Lemuria' may be a different story.  'Lemuria' seems
to be the name that surface humans have attributed to this
alleged lost continent of the Pacific, but whether it was
actually named that by the ancient inhabitants is uncertain.  The
major area of confusion seems to be whether 'Lemuria' or 'Mu' was
an antediluvian OR post-deluvian society like 'Agharti'.  James
Churchward seems to place 'Mu' somewhere in the Indian ocean,
whereas others place it in the Pacific.  Some of the old Indian
tribes of the northeast and the California area have ancient
legends of an island-continent called 'Elam-Mu' which was said to
be connected to ancient California or separate from it, out in
the Pacific Ocean.  Could the Hawaiian islands be remnants of
such an island-continent?  The native American legends of
California seem to place 'MU' shortly AFTER the deluge, which was
believed to have occurred a few thousand years B.C. or 5000 years
previous to the close of the 20th Century.  The exact history of
the 'Telosians' still needs to be investigated, even with the
present information available, as it seems to be a complex
history possibly involving several races - the Uighers, Naga-
Mayas, Quetzal's, 'Lemurians' or 'Muvians', Aghartians, and
possibly Greeks, East Indians, and others!? - Branton).
     "INSIGHTS: How many people live in Telos?"
     "SHARULA: A million and a half."
     "INSIGHTS: Tell us about your ecosystem; your water, food,
air, environment--what is it like to live in Telos?"
     "SHARULA: We have perpetual light through a process of
energizing stones to create full spectrum lighting.  We process
them with the forces that make them small suns.  The five levels
are garden levels where we produce all the food we need with
hydroponic gardens.  There are plants on all five levels that
continue to circulate the air.  We work off the same system the
earth does - the plants produce oxygen (i.e. a subterranean
'biosphere' - Branton).  Plus, we have air shafts that come
through the surface that sends air.  Since that air is polluted,
we use them less and less." (Note: Several years ago a man wrote
into SEARCH Magazine stating that he was an Incan descendant who
was "searching for" his own people, as he was convinced that they
had escaped en masse into underground cities via ancient tunnels
which they knew of, when the conquistadors invaded their land. 
He claimed that one day while by a river in a certain region near
Matto Grosso, Brazil, he thought he heard a voice shouting from
the top of a mountain.  He began to climb the peak and a few
hours later found himself beside a mountain-top shaft.  He later
managed to descend the shaft and discovered a tunnel which led
horizontally to a point where a type of "door" existed.  He heard
what sounded like an "elevator" coming up from deep below and a
well-built man who claimed to be part "Incan" appeared and
introduced himself through a transparent screen.  He was told
that anyone entering this particular subterranean region had to
undergo a physical "purification" process to remove the
radioactive poisons from their bodies, which were resident in the
atmosphere of the outer world.  Could this explain why the life-
span of some of the under-people has reportedly increased
dramatically?  The Old Testament 'Torah' states that previous to
the deluge a transparent 'canopy' of water vapor permeated the
upper atmosphere, and some suggest that before this canopy fell
in the form of the deluge the life-span of the antediluvians was
dramatically increased because this "canopy" sealed-out most of
the harmful and degenerating radiations of the sun.  They suggest
that this was why the antediluvians lived to an average of 500
years of age, while some like Methuselah lived upwards of 900
years!  It appears as if the 'Telosians' have taken precautions
not only from the atmospheric solar radioactive pollution
resulting from a decaying atmospheric 'shield', as is evidenced
by an increase in skin-cancer world-wide, etc., but also from the
man-made radioactive and industrial pollutants - Branton)
     "INSIGHTS: What form of government do you have?"
     "SHARULA: We have a system where the government is run by
the council of twelve plus one.  They are twelve masters, six
male and six female.  If anyone has a disagreement, they go to an
arbitrator, rather than fight it out among themselves.  All
arbitrators report to the council and they change constantly. 
They are appointed to that position based on their natural
affinity for it."
     "INSIGHTS: Who appoints them to that position?"
     "SHARULA: The temple of Melchizedek... All through the
cosmos (i.e. human colonizers and explorers sent out from the
earth since the deluge? - Branton) there is an order called
Melchizedek..."
     
     At this point we will, before continuing with the Sharula
interview, deal with the history of 'Melchizedek', which began on
Earth in ancient times.  Melchizedek was the ancient High Priest
of Salem (now Jerusalem).  We believe that this subject is
important enough to deserve a fairly extensive explanation. 
There are basically two divergent views concerning the Priesthood
of Melchizedek.  The first is held by the various ancient and
neo-masonic religions, which basically state that there are
NUMEROUS members of the order who have been 'initiated' into the
priesthood through a process of religious devotion, etc., while
the other view is held by the various groups of Judeo-Christian
believers who claim that there is only one Melchizedek Priest,
the God-Man Jesus, and since only one High Priest was allowed to
serve before Almighty God at any one time in ancient Israel--to
be replaced by another when he had passed on--these claim that
since Jesus ascended from the grave and now lives forever without
the possibility of every dying, this singular Priesthood will be
His alone eternally.  Both sides no doubt sincerely believe that
they have 'the truth', but, of course, both cannot be correct.
     Many believe that the ancient Melchizedek was none other
than the Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, or was in essence a
'thiophene' or an Old Testament appearance of Jesus-Jehovah. 
They make the following connections and similarities between
Melchizedek and Jesus as evidence of their beliefs:

CHARACTERISTICS OF MELCHIZEDEK    CHARACTERISTICS OF JESUS CHRIST

"...Melchizedek King of Salem."   "Unto us a child is born... and
- Gen. 14:18 (the Hebrew word     his name shall be called... The
for 'Salem' is 'Shalem' which     Prince of Peace." - Isaiah 9:6
literally means: "PEACEFUL;          "...When they heard that
SHALEM, an early name for Jer-    Jesus was coming to Jerusalem..
us.:Salem." - From: STRONG'S      (they) cried, Hosanna: Blessed 
CONCORDANCE)                      is the King of Israel..." (or,
                                  King of Peace, King of Salem) -
                                  John 12:12-13

"And Melchizedek... brought       "...Jesus took bread, and
forth bread and wine." (i.e.      blessed, and broke it... and he
the fruit of the vine, or the     took the cup, and... gave it
fruit of the grape) - Genesis     unto them." - Mark 14:22-23
14:18

"Melchizedek... was the Priest    "...Seeing then that we have a 
of the most high God." -          great high priest, that is pas-
Genesis 14:18                     sed unto the heavens, Jesus..."

   "Melchizedek... abideth a      - Hebrews 4:14
priest continually." - Hebrews       "But into the second went
7:1,3                             the high priest alone once     

   "And they truly were many      every year... But Christ being
priests, because they were not    come an high Priest... by his
suffered to continue by rea-      own blood he entered in once
son of death." - Hebrews          into the holy place, having    
7:23                              obtained eternal redemption for
                                  us." - Hebrews 9:7,11-12
                                     "But this man (Jesus), be-
                                  cause he continueth ever, hath
                                  an unchangeable priesthood."
                                  - Hebrews 7:24

"Melchizedek... to whom also      "And all the tithe of the land
Abraham gave a tenth part of      ...is the Lord's: it is holy
all." (i.e. tithes) - Hebrews     unto the Lord... the tenth     
7:1-2 (also see: Genesis 14:      shall be holy unto the Lord." 
18-20)                            - Leviticus 27:30,32
                                     "Jesus Christ is Lord..."
                                  - Philippians 2:11        

"Melchizedek... King of right-    "In those days... I will cause
eousness..." - Hebrews 7:1,2      the Branch of Righteousness to
                                  grow up unto David, and he     
                                  shall execute judgement in the
                                  land." - Jeremiah 33:15

"Melchizedek... having neither    "I am Alpha and Omega, the be-
beginning of days, nor end of     ginning and the ending.. the
life..." - Hebrews 7:1,3          Almighty... the first and the  
                                  last... I am he that liveth,
                                  and was dead; and, behold, I am
                                  alive for ever more." - Reve-
                                  lation 1:8,11,18

We continue now with the interview with 'Sharula':
     "INSIGHTS: Earlier, you mentioned... you had to petition the
Aghartha, the ones in charge of the inner earth cities.  Are
there other cities in existence?"
     "SHARULA: Oh, yes.  There are many.  There are over one
hundred inner earth cities.  Some of them are very similar..."
     "INSIGHTS: How does one travel from city to city or from
surface to inner city?"
     "SHARULA: Probably the most common method is what we call
the 'tubes.'  It is a series of underground trains.  We've bored
tunnels that run underneath all the oceans and all the continents
and connect all the cities and several of the retreats.  The
trains, which look very much like a subway train, are run on a
cushion of air, an electromagnetic cushion, so they never
actually touch the sides of the tunnel.  This cushion creates a
force field without friction and therefore they can achieve very
high speeds.  The trains are capable of running over 3,000 mph."
     "INSIGHTS: Between the surface and the inner cities, how
does one travel?"
     "SHARULA: There are several entrances that open to the
surface.  We'll use that method or we'll use a ship which is run
by the silver fleet."
     "INSIGHTS: The silver fleet...explain that please."
     "SHARULA: ...The silver fleet is made up of beings from the
Agharthean cities.  Many of the ships that people see in the air
are silver fleets' ships, except for the 'nasties.'"
     "INSIGHTS: How can you identify a silver fleet ship as
opposed to the 'nasties,' as you call them?"
     "SHARULA: ...all the Confederation ships run off of 'divine'
geometrics (or rather, 'cosmic' geometrics - Branton).  The ships
will be either cylinder (cigar?) or they will be saucer shaped or
they will be round.  There are NOT a lot of protrusions and
angles; they have a tendency to be smooth.  The ships that come
in boomerang shapes and other weird configurations are usually
not Confederation ships." (Note: although this may be true to
some extent, in recent years according to some reports the
saurian grays have begun to use the 'disk' or 'saucer' shape also
more frequently.  The 'triangular' craft seen en masse in
Belgium, etc. are apparently 'gray' craft according to abductees
there, which would tend to confirm some of what Bonnie or Sharula
is saying.  Also, these 'boomerang' craft have often been seen in
connection with the Archuleta sub-base network of the
southwestern U.S., which would seem to indicate from what Sharula
has said that the "Dulce" network is largely under the control of
the 'nasties', or the draconian powers, as many other sources
allege that it is. - Branton) 
     "INSIGHTS: Let's talk about the people themselves, the
Telosians.  What would a typical Telosian look like?"
     "SHARULA: The typical Telosian has a slightly golden tone to
their skin and have a tendency toward high cheek bones and
slightly almond shaped eyes.  Most Telosians run toward light
hair and we have all eye colors.  The men are generally 7' to
7'6" in height and the women are generally 6'6" to 7'1" in
height.  When we come to the surface we have a process of
altering the molecules of our bodies so that we are able to
appear the same height as people here on the surface."           
     "INSIGHTS: Does your civilization have any of the social
problems that ours seem to have, like: pollution, hunger,
homeless people and water droughts?"
     "SHARULA: No.  We don't have pollution because we are able
to monitor our systems at all times.  We have learned to
accelerate the atom.  When the first scientists started working
with atoms they didn't realize that they weren't meant to shatter
the atom for energy; they were meant to accelerate the atom for
energy that won't die out and won't produce hazardous afterform. 
Because we learned to accelerate the atoms, we're also able to
dematerialize all of our waste matter and return it back to its
original form..."
     "INSIGHTS: Is the U.S. Government aware of the existence of
Telos and the other underground cities?"
     "SHARULA: Yes.  For a long time they have been trying to get
in, to access the information of Telos and the silver fleet.  The
promise of what they need would be given to them, but in return
there are several things they have to do or quit doing."  
     "INSIGHTS: What was it that they were given to do or stop
doing?"
     "SHARULA: Basically, return the country to what it was
founded on and return to an open and honest government, so that
every citizen has access to what's happening in the government."
(Note: i.e. Constitutionally-based government, Bill of Rights's,
etc.?  If this is Sharula's interpretation of an 'open'
government, then we must assume that the Telosians, or at least
many of them, are opposed to the present plans to establish a
one-world socialist dictatorship or 'New World Order' which will
no doubt impose tremendous threats upon individual liberty of
conscience.  The reader may recall the information from an
earlier file to the effect that human 'benevolents' were working
with the U.S. Government in the Nevada Military complex against
the saurian grays.  Their 'teachings' stated that the U.S.
Constitution and Bill of Rights was very much respected by them. 
Also, could these be allied with the same 'human' aliens who
landed in Florida after the two giant asteroid-ships took up a
geosynchronous orbit around the earth, and warned us not to have
any dealing with these 'gray' aliens, and offered their own
assistance if we disarmed our nuclear weapons?  Were 'they' tied
in with the Telosian 'Blonds' or the Pleiadean 'Nordics'?  Some
accounts suggest that both human groups are at least aware of
each other, and possibly have an alliance with each other.  Now
that the Soviet Union has broken up and the 'need' for
intercontinental ballistic nuclear missiles has been decreased,
will the U.S. government break-off their self-destructive
alliance with the 'grays' and instead seek alliances with the
human groups who had originally warned them about the grays? -
Branton)                                                         
     "INSIGHTS: Are you referring to the government's interaction
with other 'extraterrestrial' (and/or 'innerterrestrials' -
Branton) that are not of the silver fleet?" (Note: The
interviewer is no doubt referring to the 'pact' which the secret
government was manipulated and deceived into making with the
reptilian 'Grays', and subsequently with other branches of the
'serpent race' - Branton)
     "SHARULA: Yes.  That is only one."
     "INSIGHTS: When was the government first introduced to
Telos?"
     "SHARULA: They have been aware of the subterranean cities
and they have been aware of Telos since the country's conception.
It is only near the turn of the century that they started taking
action.  This action did not get really aggressive until the
1950's."

     Note: There are indications that some members of certain
Masonic-type 'secret government' societies, such as the
Rosicrucian Order, have attempted to establish contact with the
subterranean residents of Mt. Shasta, although it is uncertain
just what might have come of this.  Several encounters with the
'Blondes' (both subterran and exterran?) have revealed 'their'
own concern about what is taking place with the abductions and
mutilations of human beings by the sauroid Grays, although many
of these groups claim that they cannot 'interfere' with the
problem due to some 'cosmic law' of non-intervention.  This may
be true with those 'Nordic' or 'Blonde' societies who hail from
other planetary bodies, such as the Taurians, Lyrans, Eridanians,
and Cetusians (the latter of whom seem to be taking the most
action to help their brothers here on earth, in
essence interfering with the saurian 'interferers' from the
Draconis, Bootes, Reticuli, Canis, etc. constellations), and the
'Solar Tribunal' groups of Mars, Luna, Saturn, etc., and so on. 
However, in the case of the Telosian-Aghartian alliance, this
'non-intervention' policy would not apply, since this is their
world also, and they are just as native to earth as anyone else
living on this planet.  In light of this fact, and especially in
light of their own awareness of the reptilian-saurian threat, we
would urge them (if by chance they are reading this) to
reconsider such a stance and join with their fellow human
brothers and sisters on the surface in defending our society from
this ancient threat.
     According to Sharula, in another interview, the city of
Telos exists on five different levels.  The bottom level is about
one and one-half miles across, while the other levels are
different.  The closest level to the mountain itself is about
three-quarters of a mile across.  This would allow for the
possibility of "housing" a large number of inhabitants in a more
concentrated area than surface cities could permit, being that
surface areas can only be inhabited on the one (surface) level,
except for high-rises.  This might explain the large (million-
and-a-half) population of this particular sub-city.

     As a possible confirmation of the above, we quote the
following transcript of parts of an interview between John Lear
and the National Fringe Sciences Bulletin Board:
     "Question:  You just mentioned that there were... other
'species' in contact with this world... are they aware of the
EBE's?
     "Lear:  Yes they are.  The types I will mention are listed
in a USAF Academy Physics book called 'INTRODUCTORY SPACE SCIENCE
VOLUME 2,B.'  I refer to chapter 13... which lists the ones that
are most seen.  They are the EBE's, the 'Blondes'... They look
just like us but are invariably blond-haired and blue eyed. 
Don't know where they come from but they do not interact with us
except for a few abductions now and then.  We also have a species
that is similar to us in appearance but they are about seven feet
tall and the main difference is that their eyes wrap around their
head a little more than ours.  Another type listed is a small
species about four feet tall, very hairy and extremely strong for
their size.  We don't know where these guys come from either. 
All this was in the aforementioned text which was withdrawn by
the Air Force in the early '70's from the book.  But there are
several people who have the original book...
     "Question:  I'm curious also as to the government's plans,
if any, to deal with an uprising of EBE's should that eventually
occur... or would the technological gap make an attempt
untenable?
     "Lear:  It is my understanding that we have already lost the
battle.  This is the reason why MJ-12 is in such a panic.  They
had a lot of well laid plans to inform us, and when the deception
was confirmed about 1984 it was all out the window... 
     "Question:  Recently in the INF treaty negotiations,
Gorbachev indicated that despite prior claims, they too were
working on an SDI program... Is there any connection between our
program and theirs and if the battle is lost, why are those
attempts being made?
     "Lear:  I wish I knew the answer to that.  Several rumors
have come out of the test site recently and one of them was that
every test shot this year (1989? - Branton) has been to make a
giant (underground - Branton) room.  The shots are very clean and
as soon as everything subsides they move in equipment to make
walls, ceiling, floors and various levels."
     
     The following account is based on a series of letters,
documents, and diagrams which were received from a man in
Michigan who we will refer to as David L., who claimed to have
been part of a 12-man speleological team who broke into an
ancient tunnel system and, subsequently, encountered some of the
inhabitants of the subsurface world.  These beings described by
David 'may' be the 7-ft. tall humans with large 'wrap-around'
eyes described by John Lear who have bases on the moon.  However
this is only a supposition.
     During the mid-1980's, subsurface researcher Charles A.
Marcoux (now deceased) informed other researchers who were at the
time involved in aerial and subsurface investigations, that he
had received a manuscript, maps, etc., from a long-time
correspondent of his.  This was David L.  We will not reveal the
last name of this source, nor the last names nor the cities of
residence of others involved in the incident out of respect for
their privacy.  However, since much of the story was released to
inner earth researchers some years ago we feel that the
information itself is of enough importance to the "master puzzle"
to mention here.
     The manuscript contained an account of a series of
expeditions which David L. and 11 others were involved with
during the late 1950's and early 1960's.  Only 4 or 5 of the
members took part in the expeditions at any given time, while the
others supported their efforts.  The account contained a
description of an alleged encounter with a subterran "human" race
who allegedly inhabited an underground city or cities, connected
by tunnels, approximately 5-7 miles beneath the surface of
northern Arkansas.  This subterranean system was apparently built
by a highly technological race.  Some indications suggest that
the tunnels were constructed by a race which was more ancient
than the present inhabitants, and were possibly excavated in
antediluvian times, since the present inhabitants allegedly
showed the speleologists ancient sealed 'cities' farther below
their own, built by a race which pre-dated themselves.  
     Some of the men involved were formerly members of a UFO
organization which thrived in Michigan in the 1950's, and which
published a UFO journal which had up to a few thousand
subscribers at one point.  Some of the writers for this
publication, who were also members of the 'board' of this
investigations group, later left off investigating UFO's due to
the confusing "paranormal" aspects of the phenomena, and instead
turned their attentions to subsurface investigations.  At the
time there was a great division between those UFOlogists who
considered the UFO phenomena to be an exclusively physical and
solid phenomena and those who were convinced it was more
paraphysical or supernatural in nature.  Unfortunately, few
considered the possibility that both could be true, i.e. that a
physical race of alien "sorcerers" that possessed seemingly
supernatural or paraphysical abilities, such as the reptilian
Grays, were behind much of the phenomena.  One of the early
members of this groups was a man by the name of George Wight. 
He, like the others, felt that it might be more profitable to
investigate something more "closer to home", like the
subterranean realm, instead of attempting to investigate possible
encounters with alien craft from beyond earth which were here
today and gone tomorrow and might have been paraphysical
apparitions anyway, from all they could gather.  So the group
eventually drifted towards investigating the underground realm,
beginning with the exploration of caverns in Arkansas and
surrounding states.
     According to David L., even though they had been partially
exposed to the idea of subterranean civilizations through the
Shaver Mystery, etc., none of them ever expected to encounter
anything like that, and they took such accounts with a grain of
salt.  To them the idea was almost as elusive as the UFO
phenomena, they had not really seen any solid evidence to prove
it.  They probably realized that any such "evidence" of an alien
civilization might be apprehended by government officials even if
it did turn up, and so they more-or-less resigned themselves to a
"wait and see" attitude.
     Two of the incidents which led Wight and the others to their
assumption of a "paranormal" connection to the UFO phenomena were
as follows.  The first incident which led them to their
conclusions involved a woman known by some members of the group,
who claimed to be an "occult channel" for psychic messages from
the so-called "space people".  The researchers tried to convince
the girl that she should ask the 'occupants' to make an
appearance to them, which she did.  She took them outside and
directed their attention to the sky.  From the standpoint of the
researchers, nothing could be seen in the sky, even through the
girl insisted that 'they' were there.  However, several people in
the area reported seeing a luminous object flying overhead at
about the same time the researchers were standing outside with
the 'contactee', and in the exact same area.  They noticed some
strange qualities with the girl which reminded them of some of
the obsessive and irrational behavior which often accompanies
those who have become involved in the occult, witchcraft, and the
dark side and have become 'possessed' by invisible malevolent
entities as a result.  Also, with the 'religious' background of
some of the members of the group, they began to suspect that
something sinister and deceptive and at least in part
supernatural might be working behind the phenomena.  They noticed
that some of the objects could be seen by people who were
supposedly 'psychically attuned' to them or people who were under
the influence of the objects and the occupants, while those
standing next to them might not see anything at all.
     The other account involved one of the members of the group
who was of the conviction that many of the UFO's were of
'demonic' origin (this is not to say that ALL such objects can be
classified in this way).  This member was alleged to have had
conversations with a well-known UFOlogist at the time who claimed
to have had frequent visits by the so-called 'Men In Black'.  The
beings he encountered looked humanlike yet seemed to possess (or
were 'possessed' by?) supernatural energies; perhaps a
"controlled" hidden society of sorcerers!?  This particular
member of the group, according to David L., claimed that during
his conversations with this well-known researcher, he was told by
this man confidentially that he was of the opinion that some of
the UFO phenomena was 'satanic' or 'demonic' in nature.  The
member who was told this even went so far as to begin giving
public lectures about the occult/demonic origin of some of the
phenomena.
     According to David L., some time afterwards and apparently
in response to his outspokenness, this member and friend of his
was on a ranch somewhere in the mountains of Wyoming where he was
suddenly struck by a brilliantly lit red-glowing object which
appeared in the sky.  As a result of this he suffered serious
paralysis below the waist and was consigned to a wheel chair for
years afterwards.
     Shortly before the group officially disbanded the UFO
organization, George Wight himself wrote and published an article
in their periodical which presented strong evidence that much of
the UFO phenomena was being directed by an unknown intelligence
which was secretly working towards the establishment of an Anti-
Christ system on earth.
     As the "group" began to disband, some of it's members as
we've said began to seek out ways to continue their friendships
and still remain active in some pursuit.  Not so much out of a
motive to discover a lost world but more out of a desire to
fulfill their hunger for adventure (and escape for at least a
time the busy rat-race which many of them, having been involved
in some type of 'professional' career or business, found
themselves getting caught up in) they began to explore the
caverns.
     During the latter part of the 1950's the exploration party
had investigated some very interesting caverns, mainly within the
area of Arkansas and the surrounding states.  At on point they
came across one particular cavern some miles north of Batesville,
Arkansas.  This was in an area where several caverns were
located.  Many of these caves (concentrated generally NW-West of
the town of Cushman) have in fact been the subject of some very
interesting accounts, suggesting that there might be more than
one route to the nether regions below other than the one
discovered by David L. and his friends.  There are accounts of
several people who have entered some of these caves and were
never seen again; or who encountered strange phenomena deep
underground - such as electrical failure of flashlights,
suggesting possible electromagnetic interference; accounts
involving extremely deep caverns; gas pockets encountered at
extreme depths; and an account concerning one of the caves west
of Cushman which seemed to have ancient carvings over it
depicting various figures; and there is even one account which
came from an Oklahoma man who was told by a friend of his of
being chased from a cavern west of Cushman by a large hairy
humanoid who began throwing boulders at him as if annoyingly
scaring him out of "his" territory!
     At one point David L's group came across one particular
cavern near the town.  Over a period of years, returning from
time to time to this particular cavern, the explorers had crossed
underground lakes, followed dead-end leads, explored "breakdown"
areas, investigated numerous cracks and chasms, and steep
inclines.  One of their most fortunate discoveries was made in a
large boulder-strewn break-down area about half-way between the
entrance and an underground "lake".  They noticed a crack in the
path which they had found through the boulders and, following
this crack into the thick of the breakdown they came across
another area where the crevice widened enough to allow them
entrance.  Following this they descended for a very great
distance for a very long while, down a sloping 45 degree incline,
so steep in places that rope had to be used.   This steep,
sloping passage led them past a couple of horizontal "side
passages" which they followed a few miles to dead ends, and
continued deeper through at least one more crevice.  Eventually
they emerged into a large cavernous area hundreds of feet high
and long, which they named "glass cave" because of it's features,
and used it as a central "camp" in subsequent explorations.  The
remarkable thing about this cavern, however, was their claim that
it was located almost 4 MILES beneath the surface of the earth,
which would definitely make it deeper than any other "officially"
recognized cavern.
     Time and again they explored the mazes and labyrinths deep
in the earth using "glass cave" as their central camp.  Two
passages in the far wall of this chamber, opposite from the
crevice through which they first entered glass cave, were each
explored for 3 days continuously before they decided to turn
back.  According to David L., these passages still continued
onward with no end in sight.  Could these have led to the gloomy
'hadean' like caverns which they were to see later, and which
they alleged contained 'gigantic serpents' or snakes capable of
crushing a human being to death in a few seconds?
     After some experiments involving air flow within glass cave,
the explorers were able to trace slight air movements to another
as-yet-undiscovered crevice hidden within the wall, not far from
the crevice which they had entered from above.  This passage,
through relatively small, continued still DEEPER into the earth. 
They explored the steep incline for what they approximated to be
a mile, before reaching an area of "breakdown".  This "seemed" to
be the end of the line.  Just as they were about to turn back in
disappointment from this passage which had taken them deeper than
they had ever been before, one of the members of the team noticed
that the light of their carbide lamps seemed to have a faint
amber tint to it.  All of them were perplexed, wondering what
would be causing the phenomena.
     It was decided that they would all turn off their lamps in
order to see if the greenish luminescence remained.  They did so,
and a minute or so afterwards their eyes adjusted to the darkness
and they could faintly distinguish a greenish luminescence which
seemed to emanate from the lowest part of the passage in an area
where heavy "breakdown" SEEMED to close off any further progress.
     George Wight was the first one to make his way to the spot
in the breakdown area from which the faint light seemed to
emanate and, after removing more rocks, they discovered that
still another crack or crevice, barely wide enough for one man to
enter at a time, descended vertically from beneath the breakdown.

    According to David L., Wight volunteered himself to be the
first to explore the crevice, and soon afterwards he was on his
way down.  A few minutes passed before those above heard the
sound of what they could only guess was George slipping and
falling down the crevice.
     After a period of uncertainty those above, concerned for his
safety, were relieved to hear the faint voice of George Wight
rising up from apparently several dozen feet below.  They were
able to make out his excited words to the effect that he had
fallen into a large tunnel, and encouraged the others to follow
him.
     They did so, and when they were all in the 'tunnel' they
stood in stunned silence.  The passage which stretched out from
them in BOTH directions was not like the common natural cavern
passages which they had explored for the past few days.  In fact,
it seemed more artificial than natural.  Approximately a dozen
feet in height and about the same in width, the 'tunnel' was
similar in shape to a subway tunnel, having a domed ceiling and a
flat floor.  What really caught their attention however, was the
fact that the tunnel was illuminated by a greenish
phosphorescence to the point that they did not need their carbide
lamps to see their surroundings.  The strange luminescence seemed
to emanate from the walls of the tunnel itself, which were clear
and glass-like yet at the same time extremely hard.
     In one direction the lighting effect faded out into
blackness, while in the other direction the light seemed to
increase.  One of the members suggested that the light might be
coming from the surface, and that they might be in one of the old
mines which existed in the area of the cavern entrance, but
others brought up the fact that, according to their calculations,
they were at least five miles beneath the earth and therefore the
light probably did not come from the surface.
     Subsequently, the explorers decided to investigate in the
direction of the "light" since it would allow them to keep some
carbide in reserve for their return trip.  At one point the
tunnel (which was apparently cut through solid rock much of the
way and then glazed over with the hard, transparent substance)
opened into a gigantic cavern.  Actually, this occurred several
times and at intervals, as if those who constructed the tunnel
intentionally meant for them to intersect the various cavern
systems.  Did the ancient builders of this tunnel system possess
a combination of gravitometers, x-rays and sounding radars to
detect these cavities?  Even as it passed through these large
caverns, the tunnel still continued in the form of a transparent
domed enclosure, still the same shape as before, yet this time
the hard transparent substance was in the form of a 'wall' a foot
or so thick that protected the group from the 'outside' or cavern
environment.  And fortunately so, for beyond the luminescent
walls, were black expanses of gloomy darkness within which they
could faintly make out huge moving and slithering figures of what
seemed to be giant serpents and other grotesque reptilian
creatures as well as other non-reptilian creatures, including
giant insects.
     If not for the fact that these creatures were physical,
tangible things, these dark caverns could have been likely
candidates for the legendary 'Hades' of Greek and Hebrew
tradition.
     The most shocking surprise of all, however, occurred on the
third day after exploration of this tunnel began, a considerable
distance from the crevice from which they entered the tunnel. 
They were walking along when all-of-the-sudden they turned around
and found themselves face-to-face with a group of human-like
beings who stood around 7 to 8 feet tall.  'Their' skin had a
faint pale-bluish, almost clay-bluish tint to it and their eyes
were relatively large and owl-like.  But 'they' were definitely
human, according to David L., who was on this particular
expedition.  The 'people' took out some type of electronic
device, apparently some kind of parabolic communicator, and after
a few attempts they succeeded in establishing a communication
link using the electronic 'translator'.
      At this point their story becomes even more complex, and
the exact series of events, in their chronological order, are
rather undefined.  First, the strange 'people' made it known that
the tunnel led to a network that went all throughout the earth
and to even greater depths.  'They' had certain types of
instruments that could monitor from a distance the emotional
field or make-up of a person and thus determine their intentions.
It was only because 'the group' was found to possess an emotional
makeup indicating relatively non-violent and non-selfish
motivations that they were chosen to be contacted.  'They' made
it known that the cavers could have traveled through the
underground tunnels for weeks and would not have discovered their
"city" if "they" did not wish them to, as the entrance to it was
so well hidden.  Here then, are some of the other incidents which
allegedly occurred after the group encountered the strange
people, or rather after these people CONTACTED the group
(chronological sequence uncertain):
     1)  The group learned that the tunnels continued for
hundreds of miles, at least.  After the initial contact, the
topsiders were taken to a hidden "elevator" and were then taken
through this to the "city" where these people resided.  This
community was apparently made out of a glass-like substance,
somewhat like the makeup of the tunnels themselves.
     2)  Their lifestyle, way of life, society, government, etc.,
was described as being radically different than that which
existed on the surface.  These people possessed a "Book of Laws"
or a moral code by which they attempted to live.  According to
David L., if any of their society became violent or became a
threat to the rest they were expelled into the tunnels, given
sufficient provisions to make it on their own, and generally
forced to seek out their destiny in other parts of the nether
regions.  This punishment for unrepentant "criminals" was
apparently practiced only on very rare occasions.
     3)  The technology used by this civilization was very
complex, and is based largely on the technology of the lost races
who lived before the flood and whose demise resulted in the
abandonment of the subterranean system, along with all of the
sophisticated technology which had been left there as well.  The
race encountered by David L. and his group allegedly were direct
descendants of Noah, and were of a race of explorers who came to
the Western Hemisphere some centuries following the deluge and
discovered and took up residence within the ancient subsystem
where they now resided.  Some of the technology left by the
"ancients" is still not understood by the people encountered by
the speleologists.  The group was also shown tremendous dark
caverns miles beneath the city, where the subterraneans had found
ancient ruins of this ancient lost race.  Some of these buildings
were sealed, apparently the desperate act of the vanished race
who built them.
     4)  Some of the caverns--especially the extremely deep one's
in which the ancient cities were found--were miles in diameter.
Some were pitch black and so still and silent that a whisper
could seemingly be heard miles away.  Some of the upper caverns
through which the 'tunnel' penetrated contained not only serpent-
like creatures but also huge, hairy 'humanoids', perhaps tied-in
with the Sasquatch family.  These however were particularly
violent in nature, possibly due to their environment and constant
proximity to the serpents.  Apparently there was an ongoing
conflict between the "hairy" humanoids and the reptilian
creatures in the caverns.  According to David L., these hairy
giants had faces "only a mother could love".  On one occasion,
their subterranean friends demonstrated some type of hand-held
beam weapon by pointing it at one of the large serpents which
could be seen through the tunnel "walls".  The beam melted
through the transparent barrier and the serpent disappeared in a
sizzling glow of fire.
     5)  The group attempted to tell their story to friends of
theirs on the surface.  Apparently they made several trips after
their first encounter with the blue-skinned race.  However, their
story was rejected and met with mockery and ridicule.  They
attempted to gather proof of their visit, and made a special trip
"down under" just for that purpose, and succeeded in capturing a
"giant cave moth" which roamed the deeper caverns.  They placed
it in a bag and upon returning topside they opened the bag and
exposed the creature to the brilliant summer sun.  For some
reason, the sunlight had a disintegrating effect on the insect
and before they could show it to anyone as proof it had dried up,
become brittle and eventually crumbled to dust.  After this, they
gave up all attempts to get anyone to believe them, and resigned
themselves to keep the secret among the twelve individuals who
made up the exploration and support teams, that is, until David
L. was given permission to reveal the story to the now late
Charles A. Marcoux (Note: Marcoux incidentally died as a result
of a 'heart attack', while exploring the surface areas around the
Cushman caves.  His wife described it as a sudden and irrational
attack of fear resulting from a swarm of bees that Charles had
encountered.  One must realize that 'fear' is one of the most
powerful weapons utilized by the 'infernals' who would attempt to
blind mankind to conditions taking place in the inner world. 
However, by the grace of God Almighty, many have been able to
defend themselves from the "body terror" utilized by the
reptilians and which can often lead to paralysis, heart attacks,
insanity or even suicide).
     Eventually George Wight decided to remain below with their
subterranean friends, and on their second-to-the-last trip they
said their goodbyes.  They allegedly made one more trip
afterwards during which they met with their friend, who was doing
well, for the last time.  The peculiar thing about this incident,
according to David, was that shortly after Wight had joined this
underground society all evidence and records of him ever existing
began to mysteriously disappear from the surface.  Birth
certificates, school records, computer records, bank records,
etc. all seemed to vanish, apparently the work of someone in a
very influential position who was able to erase all evidence that
Wight had ever lived.  Some researchers still retain copies of
George Wight's articles from the old UFO periodical,
nevertheless.  This would open up the possibility that this
underground race closely monitors events on the surface, and even
has "workers" in various influential positions who act as
mediators in surface society.  Everything points to the fact that
this subterranean race prefers it's privacy and does not wish to
become involved in the political conflict and chaos which has for
untold centuries plagued the surface world by warring factions
constantly fighting over territorial rights, etc.
     There is apparently much more to this account than we can
relate here, however for various reasons, specific information
other than that which we have just related will have to remain
confidential.  One can seemingly find "connections" between this
account and others which have been related by other sources.  For
instance, John Lear has stated to some researchers that certain
Apollo astronauts encountered another terran or earth-based race
on the moon, a race that apparently made it there long before
America did, and this 7 ft. tall, large-eyed race of humans seems
to fit the same description as that given by David L.  The people
that Lear referred to allegedly have an alliance with the
'Blondes'.  Is it possible that the underground people contacted
by David know of and interact with the Telosians?   
     Whether this small item has any connection with the people
allegedly encountered by the speleologists is uncertain, but it
was related by John Keel in his book 'THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES':
"...The Cherokees have a tradition, according to Benjamin Smith
Barton's 'NEW VIEWS OF THE ORIGINS OF THE TRIBES AND NATIONS OF
AMERICA' (1798), that when they migrated to Tennessee they found
the region inhabited by a weird race of white people who lived in
houses and were apparently quite civilized.  They had one
problem: their eyes were very large and sensitive to light.  They
could only see at night..."  Is it possible that these people may
have later taken up a cave-dwelling lifestyle, if they had not
done so previously, to allow themselves more comfortable living
conditions?

     'Leading Edge Research' made the following statements in one
of their publications:
     "ADDITIONAL COMMENTS ON ALIEN BASES - There is some
confusion over the subject of alien bases in the United States. 
There seem to be many of them, but some of them seem to stand out
functionally and operationally.  IT WOULD SEEM THAT THE MAIN BASE
is in NEW MEXICO with small detachments (human phrase) at
Dreamland and Area 51 in general.  Both of those locations are
used to test-fly alien craft (PROJECT GRUDGE/REDLIGHT).  The main
location for the test flights appears to be Area 51.  The
EXCALIBUR project being developed AT LOS ALAMOS is designed to
try and penetrate underground facilities, since they (grays) have
entrenched themselves and no longer honor any of the dubious
agreements which they have made with (certain) factions within
the government."
     
     In the May, 1989 issue of 'Leading Edge' (formerly 'Nevada
Aerial Research') it was stated that: "...Information about
underground bases at Edwards AFB (CA) are not new.  Stories have
circulated for years.  There was the lady whose mother used to
work at the cafeteria who overheard people talking about aliens
and disks.  The constant stream of construction materials going
out to the end of the base, but nothing showed up on the surface.
NASA has a large underground base that has been there for years.
     "'Tube shuttles take personnel 50 miles to the other end of
the base in the Tahachapi mountains.  The underground base has
been referred to as an underground city.  It is even said that
there are disks stored in glasslike enclosures under a vacuum to
preserve them.'"
     
     What may very well be a confirmation of the above appeared
in the Dec. 1990 issue of a publication sent out by 'THE
BORDERLAND SCIENCES RESEARCH FOUNDATION', which has for years
been under the direction of Riley H. Crabb.  The information was
in the form of a letter which we quote here:
     "I spent the weekend with a 'recent' Edwards AFB workman and
his wife -- 'recent' because they are both repeat contactees and
have become 'unmanageable' as the AFB management puts it.  He was
fired for blasting a Spybee with spray paint -- which I find
funny and as classic as the graffiti on New York subway cars.
     "'You did it on purpose,' they told him, and they knew of
course, because the Spybees are telepathic (i.e. capable of
'tuning in' to Extremely Low Frequency or 'ELF' electro-
encephalographic neuro-brain waves? - Branton) as well as camera
equipment.  They also carry microphones.  We were all laughing as he
told us how the little spray-painted gold orb, blinded, went
bouncing off walls and posts and was quickly withdrawn from its
spy mission.  He said Spybees are about the size of a basketball.
They fly by antigravity all over any 'Above Top Secret'
installation.  They dart soundlessly everywhere and hover between
workers, sometimes programmed to harass the guys for fun, like
bumping them in the rear end.
     "No person (that) he and his friends knew about there was
allowed to say one word to another while on the job.  They would
test by trying to write to each other in the floor dust.  Within
two or three strokes a Spybee would whiz around the corner, lock
on to and stop above the writing.  His last comment was to write
and draw a great big 'screw you'.
     "His painting work was part of an ONGOING EXCAVATION beneath
Edwards AFB on the high desert in California.  He and his crew
were always blindfolded and strip-searched before transit.  They
couldn't even have watches.  BY TAKING TURNS COUNTING IN THE
ELEVATOR GOING TO AND FROM THE WORK SITE, THEY ESTIMATED IT MUST
BE SOME 9,000 FEET DOWN, AT LEAST TWO MILES, AND THE TRIP TOOK
ABOUT 15 MINUTES.
     "Management accused him of doing it on purpose, and they
knew... 'No, no.  The Spybee kept bumpin' the back of my neck
while I was sprayin.'  After one real hard knock I whirled around
with the spray gun still goin'."
     "A prominent researcher with us that Saturday evening
suggested, after careful questioning of the worker, THAT THE
ELEVATOR ITSELF WAS ANTI-GRAVITIC, AS THERE WERE NO CABLES; SO
THE ESTIMATED DISTANCE WAS AT BEST MINIMUM.  ALL PRESENT
CONFIRMED THE GOVERNMENT'S POSSESSION OF PLASMOLE TUNNELING
MACHINES (referred to as 'Terron drives' by Dulce Base
employees - Branton) WHICH MELT A 50 FOOT HOLE THROUGH SOLID
ROCK, AT A RATE OF ABOUT FIVE MILES PER HOUR.
     "For part of the night we went 'foo chasing', their term for
sightseeking UFOs.  Tahachapi is where H. Hughes and Northrup
Corporations and the USAF have just imported Delta Forces and
fleets of black helicopters deployed by the government for top
security events coverage.  There is no doubt something major is
going on up there, even that night.
     "The researcher and his team were hoping to see the 30-FOOT
VERSION OF THE SPYBEES, as there are growing numbers of reports
on these.  THEY ARE DESIGNED TO FLY OVER YOUR HOUSE
(electromagnetically cloaked in a similar manner as was
discovered during the 'Philadelphia' experiments? - Branton),
CARRYING SURVEILLANCE BEAMS FOR THOUGHT/EMOTION CONTROL AND
BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION. (Note: Since thoughts and emotions may be
to some extent electromagnetic in nature, it may be possible for
them to be manipulated by EM rays - Branton).
     "...I often see Terra now as in near-final throes of exactly
the H.G. Wells scenario where the unwilling and witless 90% of
mankind inhabits a play-fantasy world on Earth's surface, while
the split-off race of highly technical degenerates (in league
with and/or controlled by the serpent race - Branton), the Trogs,
prey on them from underground..."