"Project Serpo" identifies an alleged exchange program between the United States and extraterrestrials that began during the 1960s during the Kennedy administration and continued during that of President Johnson.
Project Serpo and the Roswell incident
The origin of the conspiracy theory linked to the Serpo Project has its roots in 1947, the year of the famous incident in Roswell (New Mexico) which would have resulted in the crash of an alien spaceship and the subsequent recovery of alien materials and remains by the US military.
According to rumors, one of these alien entities (EBE) was found behind a rock still alive and later transferred to the national laboratory of Los Alamos together with the corpses of the aliens which, thanks to the refrigeration system present in the structure, would have been preserved for be subsequently studied.
Before his death in 1952, the surviving alien would not only have revealed that he came from the planet Serpo (other versions state that it is a misprunciation of either Serponia or Seinu by authorities involved in the project), part of the binary star system Zeta Reticuli distant just over 39 light years from Earth, but would have been able to provide the military involved with technical information on the instrumentation present in the spaceship, including a device capable of communicating with its own kind on Serpo that the creature used successfully.
Through this exchange of information between the Earth and the alien planet, new extraterrestrials from Serpo again arrived on Earth at the location of Alamogordo, in April 1964.
The new alien expedition recovered the remains of the aliens who had died in the 1947 accident and exchanged information with the American military delegation that welcomed them, thanks to a device capable of translating communications and allowing them to interact in English.
An exchange program between men and aliens
So it was that in 1965 the US government started an exchange program with aliens,
the "Crystal Knight project" (original name of the Project Serpo) was part of an original US space program, in which military pilots were selected and properly trained for the Serpo expedition, and which was classified "Top Secret" due to involvement in it of Extraterrestrial Biological Entities.
Twelve soldiers, ten men and two women left with the aliens with the aim of staying on Serpo at least ten years before returning to the base. Since the alien spacecraft was able to travel at 40 times the speed of light, the journey to Serpo would only take ten months.
In 1978, only eight of the soldiers who had left Earth returned, seven men and one woman, because two in the meantime had died on Serpo, while the other two had opted to stay on the alien planet. The last of the "returning" would have died in 2002.
To provide this information in November 2005 was an individual known under the pseudonym of "Request Anonymous", behind which there is a former executive of the DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency) now retired, who, having participated in the project in question, knew the information directly and had decided to reveal everything via e-mail to a UFO mailing-list. The true identity of Request Anonymous would be Richard Doty already known in the field of American ufology, and co-author with Robert Collins of "The Black World of UFOs: Exempt from Disclosure", published around mid-2006
A conspiracy within a conspiracy
Fans of science will certainly have several similarities with the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind directed by Steven Spielberg whose first screenings in American cinemas took place in November 1977.
The UFO story ends with the epic arrival of the great alien spaceship that lands, letting out the people kidnapped over the years, while some humanoid aliens escape and decide to take away with them on board only one human being, one of the protagonists main. The lucky one is selected by the aliens from a group that, in addition to the chosen one, was made up of ten other men and two women. According to some, Spielberg would have taken a cue from a real story to write the screenplay of his film with the aim of making a sort of documentary on the Serpo Project that would prepare the masses for the alien contact that will take place in the near future, and not a science fiction film.
This thesis would be corroborated by the fact that Richard Doty would have contributed as a consultant to the ufological television miniseries Taken, broadcast for the first time in December 2002 in the United States and which sees Steven Spielberg among its executive producers.
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“I certainly believe in aliens in space, and that they are indeed visiting our planet. They may not look like us, but I have very strong feelings that they have advanced beyond our mental capabilities.”
— Barry M. Goldwater
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