By Sean Casteel
In his tireless quest to discover and reveal the truth underlying the UFO phenomenon, Timothy Green Beckley has turned over yet another stone. This time, Beckley has assembled his usual suspects (which, in the interest of full disclosure, includes myself) and put together a book on hidden alien bases from which the UFO occupants may be operating.
The book is called “Alien Strongholds on Earth: Secret UFO Bases Exist All Around Us,” and Beckley’s introduction sets up his concept quite skillfully.
“They are said to walk among us,” Beckley writes. “And, if this is true, surely they have to be living nearby, even if in seclusion.”
Beckley explains that he has been collecting information on underground and undersea alien bases for decades, trashing some reports and reserving judgment on some others that seem more likely to be plausible. “Alien Strongholds on Earth” is an attempt to present the more believable stories that have come to Beckley’s attention.
One theme Beckley strenuously drives home is the possibly localized nature of these hidden bases.
“There is evidence that human-looking ETs,” he writes, “may be living right down the road from you, hidden in some secluded base of operations. They have been seen to emerge from a landed craft and then observed in the checkout line of the local supermarket the next day. Should they be ‘found out’ and followed into the parking lot a few feet away, they are seen to vanish right before the eyes of stunned witnesses.”
MOUNTAIN BASES AND THEIR WICKED SECRETS
Beckley has divided the book into seven sections, with each section covering a different aspect of hidden alien bases as researched by his team of authors. In one section, cleverly quoting the 1960s folk song “Go Tell It On The Mountains,” as made popular by the trio Peter, Paul and Mary, cases involving mountain bases are examined.
Beckley himself, by way of example, contributes a chapter to this section on the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, a region which he feels has a sinister power all is own.
According to Beckley: “One place you should really stay as far away from as possible is Arizona’s Superstition Mountains. True, there are all sorts of stories which maintain that vast tunnels containing millions of dollars in hidden treasure, left by the Spanish and protected by the Indians, are available for the ‘lucky’ treasure hunter, but so far there have been so many strange deaths – murders, actually – and disappearances in the Superstition Mountain range that you’re better off alive and poor, rather than dead and potentially rich. Here is a rather hair-raising rundown of some of the weird events which have taken place in the Superstitions over the course of many years. Some of the base activity is above ground – other activity goes on below the surface. How deep? We really can’t say for certain.
“There is a dark element, indeed, about this area. Mind-controlling aspects of the paranormal are evident. We know from past research that the Ultra-terrestrials are capable of a mental hold on us if they are so determined.
“A few years back,” Beckley continues, “I was on the History Channel’s ‘UFO Hunters’ show, hosted by Bill Birnes. One of the researchers I traveled with was reptilian ‘mastermind’ John Rhodes, who has been chasing after serpent-like inner earth beings who have massive headquarters underground throughout the Southwest. He told me that the Superstition Mountains in particular concerned him because of all the negative UFO related events in the area.
“I requested a description of the type of beings we should be on the lookout for and Rhodes provided me with this list of qualifying features:
Beaded or scored skin like a lizard or serpent. The scales (scutes) are larger on broad areas such as the back and chest. The hands, face and other malleable areas of the body have small scales that allow finer flexing.
slightly large, slightly back sloping cranium (sometimes appearing conical)
with two bony ridges that begin near the brow region of the forehead and extend
slit or almond shaped eyes with either vertical or circular pupils (Vertical
indicates adaptation to low light environments, circular to near surface or
ears (small holes) one on each side of their heads that may or may not be
covered by thin scales.
flat and wide nose with a very little bridge area in between.
mouths with varying dentition.
muscular and trim torso with strong arms and legs.
to 6 digits of each hand covered by fine scales.
- Tails that have been seen to be as long as four feet to as small as 18 inches. Some do not have tails at all, only a small bump at the base of the spine.
Independent verification of reptilian activity in the vicinity has come our way via Marcus Lowth, writing for Listverse.com
“The valleys around the Superstition Mountains in Arizona are popular with hikers,” Lowth writes. “They are also popular, if you believe the reports, with reptilian humanoid creatures that like to abduct people and take them into their base deep within the mountains. One particular account, that of a woman known in the report only as ‘Angie,’ is particularly bizarre and harrowing. While enjoying a walk around the valleys, something she did regularly, Angie was suddenly confronted by a person in a strange mask trying to scare her. It was only when she realized the mask was actually a real face, and the person was some kind of strange reptile-like creature, that the fright turned to absolute terror, and she blacked out.
“The next thing she realized, she was sitting behind the wheel of her car, driving it toward her home, with no memory as to what happened. She would spend the next several days locked away in her apartment, scared and confused.
“It was only when she sought help through hypnotic regression that the encounter come back to her. She had come to in a strange cavern inside the mountain. She was surrounded by several of the reptilian creatures. She was on a table in the middle of the room, naked and tied down. As one of the beastly beings approached her, she blacked out again. Although the regression did not reveal it, Angie believed she was raped by the creature before being brought back to her car.”
AN UNDERGROUND BASE CONCEALING THE POWER TO CONTROL MINDS?
Those who have dared brave the shadows of the Superstition Mountains say that there is something that puts evil in the minds of people who go into the mountains in search of the Lost Dutchman Mines.
Probably the richest treasure yet to be found by man is located somewhere within the bowels of the Earth in these mysterious mountains. In searching for this treasure, many people have been killed; many others have died of mysterious causes; while still others have met death at the hands of fellow prospectors who crave one of the Earth’s greatest treasures – GOLD!
Indeed just what is it that makes men go stark raving mad upon the mountains that make up the great Superstition Range? Is it the bloodthirsty lust for this precious metal or something far more sinister and perhaps supernatural?
Benjamin M. Ferrira of Honolulu, Hawaii, told staff reporter Jack Karie of the Arizona Republic, while serving a sentence in jail for the killing of his gold-seeking partner on April 19, 1959 that:
“There is something that happens to the minds of people going into that mountain to look for gold. People just get started hating each other – first thing you know they’re at each other’s throats.
“It didn’t make sense! There’s something there on that mountain that makes men foolish. I know from experience – from a very sad experience – that mountain does things to the minds of men. At least I think I went completely nuts – one time I thought those canyon walls were moving in on me.”
Some months later, in November, Laven Rowlee of Phoenix was shot to death by Ralph Thomas after a life and death struggle that took place just southeast of the famous Weaver’s Needle, named for its discoverer Pauline Weaver. Mrs. Thomas asserted, according to a special report in the Arizona Republic, that Rowlee first approached the couple “jabbering something about us trying to kill him – he said my husband was an FBI agent. I really didn’t understand what he was talking about. It sounded like a lot of gibberish.”
After Rowlee attacked the couple, they somehow managed to grab his gun and overpower him. As the two proceeded to march Rowlee to a nearby prospector’s camp, he screamed, “I’ve got another one.” Thinking Rowlee meant a gun, Thomas fired and knocked Rowlee down with a shot from his own hand weapon.
Rowlee died a few hours later.
“The stories coming out of this area,” Beckley writes, “from those who have seen the vast mountain range and know its innermost secrets, often reveal strange circumstances which refuse to be put to rest. Many of them could well be the product of overworked imaginations caused by the hot desert sun and the fearful winds that howl through the mountain passes like the sound of those from another world beckoning to those that dare set foot on its sacred ground.”
THEY LIVE AMONG US, FOR GOOD OR EVIL
The frightening brushes with something wicked in the Superstition Mountains can be contrasted with a famous case from the 1950s, often called “The Friendship” case, that began in Italy and remains unsolved to the present day.
The case features human-looking aliens and is touted as the incredible story of mass contact between humans and aliens. Normally, people thought the contactees were a small group. But in 1956, there was a contact case involving hundreds of people. Several of them came forward and told their story to the late Italian researcher and author Stefano Breccia.
The eyewitnesses told Breccia that the beings spoke perfect Italian. The beings explained that the Earth had been created for a positive purpose and that man was turning everything into evil. The level of human morality is considerably lower than that of the aliens, who had come to ensure that the situation with mortal man didn’t get completely out of control. The beings had not come to conquer but instead emphasized that all things required love and respect and that everything should be done in accordance with those principles. The ETs were familiar with Earth’s history and its differing religions.
They had already been on Earth for many years, they told Breccia, living at secret bases in various places on the planet. They preferred not to reveal themselves publicly because people weren’t ready for open contact. Breccia himself met many of the aliens, some of them very tall, including one alien who has 15 feet tall and was photographed towering over some trees in the background. The aliens were given the name “W-56s,” because the year they revealed themselves to their communal followers was 1956. They sometimes communicated telepathically and at other times through crystal radio sets. The W-56s are a confederation of different people coming from throughout the known universe. Earth holds a mystical appeal to them since it is one of a tiny number of planets on which conscious life exists.
Having established a base in Pascara, Italy, the W-56s asked for help from the humans, requesting industrial quantities of fruit and vegetables of all kinds. After taking delivery of a truckload of vegetables, the truck driver was lured away by human beings to have coffee, at which point the aliens teleported the goods off the truck. The driver was surprised to return and find the truck was already empty.
There were believed to be similar human/alien communal bases in Germany, Chile and Russia in the 1950s. Jealousy and competition soon erupted, and the beings admonished the humans to “stay united.”
The W-56s also revealed the existence of an enormous undersea base in the depths of the Adriatic, almost in contact with the continental shelf. Many smaller bases are located closer to the surface. Meanwhile, topside, according to Breccia, “Our friends are living inside small bases or plainly within our environment. As far as I know, all of them are humanlike, with only minor differences, height among them.”
There are bases near Pascara on the Adriatic Coast, which are difficult for Breccia to describe because of technology we don’t understand. But there are no fixed entries into them. When necessary, a passageway is opened, then closed, and everything goes back to the “status quo.” One large base had a ceiling 300 meters high, and sometimes it rained inside the base.
“A lot of our Friends are living among us,” Breccia said, “interacting at ease with our society, having Earth identities.”
ALIEN BASES HIDDEN IN THE SEAS
Researcher Preston Dennett has written more than 20 books and over 100 articles on UFOs and paranormal phenomena. One of those books, “Undersea UFO Base: An In-Depth Investigation,” reveals a great deal of information on a suspected undersea base off the coast of Malibu in Los Angeles County in Southern California. Dennett spoke to us about his research and why he continues to believe there is a definite undersea “presence” in the area.
“There are many reasons why I think there might be a base off the coast of Southern California,” Dennett said. “The area is very deep, in places up to a mile deep, so there is plenty of room for a base. The number one reason why I think there might be an undersea base is the huge number of USO [Unidentified Submersible Objects] accounts in a sharply defined area over a long period of time. I have documented over 70 UFO cases and 70 USO accounts from the 1920s to the present day. In these cases, objects are seen diving into the water or coming out of the water, sometimes both.
“There are several instances,” he continued, “in which boats are targeted by USOs that travel directly beneath them, sometimes causing the electronics on the boats to fail. The objects have been seen to move underwater at high speeds. The witnesses include police officers, the Coast Guard, Navy officers, lifeguards, fishermen, residents, tourists and more. The USO activity is well-known among the locals. The question is, why? Could there be a base?”
SHIPS ARISING FROM THE OCEAN DEPTHS
Dennett says that another argument for an undersea base has to do with “mass sightings” in the region. Some of the UFO/USO cases involve “UFO fleets” with dozens of UFOs, and, in a few cases, hundreds of objects. In these cases, he explained, the UFOs were seen coming from below, not above.
“Where are all these UFOs coming from? If there’s not an undersea base,” Dennett quipped, “there’s a parking lot down there.”
And still a third reason Dennett believes in the reality of an undersea base is the large amount of “whistleblower” accounts he has unearthed over the years. People who claim to have worked in intelligence or within the Top Secret area have spoken about a tunnel which leads from Area 51 in Nevada to Edwards Air Force Base in California and on out to sea in the Santa Catalina/San Pedro Channel area.
“Other whistleblowers say that there is an undersea Navy base in this area,” he added, “and one claims that it is occupied by both grays and humans.”
THE MYSTERY OF THE “MALIBU ANOMALY”
Perhaps the most compelling reason for this belief is something called “The Malibu Anomaly,” an artificial-looking undersea structure located off the coast of Malibu. The anomaly was first given public attention by researcher Robert Stanley in 2010. Dennett first heard about the structure in January 2013, from a private researcher who went by the pseudonym “Maxwell” and informed him of the anomaly’s location. The following year, Maxwell used Google applications to obtain photos of the anomaly and published the photos, which quickly went viral on the Internet.
“The so-called Malibu Anomaly,” Dennett said, “has three main features that make it look artificial: It has a smooth flat top. It has what appears to be a row of giant columns or pillars. And it also has what appears to be a tunnel leading undersea or underground.”
Dennett provided further details.
“The Malibu Anomaly,” he went on, “is located about six miles off the coast of Malibu beneath about 2000 feet of water. The object itself is huge, with a roof about 1.35 to 2.45 miles wide. The roof is an estimated 500 feet thick, supported by massive pillars about 600-700 feet tall. The tunnel entrance is about 2,700 feet wide. By coincidence or not, the Malibu Anomaly is located directly in the center of the greatest level of USO activity.”
Skeptics admit the object is inarguably there, but contend that the structure is something natural, not an artificial work made by intelligent design. Meanwhile, Dennett received a second-hand report from an elder of the Native American Chumash tribe, who have lived in this area for many thousands of years.
“The elder said they know about the ‘structure’ and that it was there long before the Chumash,” Dennett said. “They have no idea who built it. However big the base is, it has to be big enough to hold at least 200 UFOs at one time.”
BUT THERE IS MUCH MORE TO THE UFO BASES STORY
“Alien Strongholds on Earth” also includes stories of alien bases “hidden in plain sight” in Virginia, near Washington, D.C., as well as in the vast desert areas of the U.S. The deserts are given thorough coverage by Beckley and his stalwarts Regan Lee, Diane Tessman and Scott Corrales.
One section, coauthored by Beckley and his longtime artist/collaborator, Carol Ann Rodriguez, recounts an adventure the two friends shared in the jungles of Mexico, where they visited pyramids said to conceal ET bases and from which issued the strange voices of alien spirits. Another friend of Beckley’s, the late Donald Worley, writes about small communities throughout the world that have become “infested” by an alien presence that has established hidden bases at out-of-the-way rural locations.
But the book offers even more, like the notion that the Greek gods and their home on Mount Olympus might be an ancient rendering of an alien mountain base, as Hercules Invictus, a writer steeped in the subject of Greek mythology, makes a case for here.
Briton Nigel Watson writes about the Nazis and their search for the underground base of the Aryan “gods,” whose assistance they sought in their scheme to conquer the world, a base perhaps located in Antarctica. Meanwhile, the well-known Tim R. Swartz reveals the history of military mind control experiments during which helpless victims – who may also be alien abductees – are taken to hidden bases where humans and aliens work side-by-side on their dark agenda. And Beckley teams up with crystal skull expert Joshua Shapiro for a chapter on the alien presence hidden high in the Andes Mountains, as well as such Peruvian landmarks as the famous and familiar Nazca lines, which are an obvious remnant of the UFO occupants from ancient times that may have served as an aboveground base.
When one reads “Alien Strongholds on Earth” and studies the accumulated research and evidence collected by Beckley’s people, one may feel obliged to concede Beckley’s overriding concept: that alien bases exist all around us, in our deserts, mountains and oceans, as well as possibly in our own neighborhoods.
Regardless if the Ultra-terrestrials come from the far reaches of space or are the product of some much closer parallel universe, they seem to make themselves comfortable whenever and wherever possible, just as nicely situated here on Earth, in most cases, as they would be back at “home.”