Date: 04/03/07 11:46:36
Subject: [exopolitics] Dulce, New Mexico Revisited -
Mysteries Still Remain!
Aloha, below is a significant story about the latest
research trip to Dulce New Mexico by Norio Hayakawa who
first visited in 1990 with a Japanese television crew.
He and his crew was briefly arrested and questioned by
the chief of police, Hoyt Velarde, for
interviewing Dulce residents in what was probably an
effort to intimidate Hayakawa to discontinue his
In his latest visit he was
able to confirm that mysterious UFO and government
activity continue around the Archuletta Mesa, and that
UFOs have been directly witnessed entering the Mesa site
of the infamous deep underground Dulce base. Hayakawa's
report is significant since it directly casts doubt on
those arguing that stories of a deep underground ET base
was disinformation designed to discredit Paul
Bennewitz, and nothing unusually was occurring at
This position is best
articulated by Greg Bishop in his book,
Project Beta. The
contrary position is that civilians are forcibly taken
into the Dulce base and subjected to cruel and inhuman
a report on the Dulce base
in 2003 which summarizes the evidence that such events
were occurring at Dulce. Many thanks to Norio Hayakawa
for continuing his investigations of this mysterious
Michael Salla, PhD
DULCE, NEW MEXICO
- On Sunday, March 25, I finally arrived
at Dulce, New Mexico once again, after more than 17 years. It was a
long drive from Los Angeles but it was definitely a worthwhile trip.
The last time that I was at this "mysterious" little town was in
March of 1990.
I will never forget that 1990 visit when I first brought a Japanese
TV crew, incredible as it may sound, to document an alleged
existence of an "underground U.S./alien joint bio-lab" which was
rumored to exist deep under the Archuleta Mesa, adjacent to Dulce.
While interviewing many Jicarilla Apache locals on the street at
that visit, we were inexplicably detained by the then Police Chief,
Hoyt Velarde and kept at his office for almost an hour and a half,
during which time he had meticulously taken down our personal info,
i.e., our ID's, driver's license numbers and, in my case, even my
Soc. Sec. number, if I recall correctly. It was a shock to us then.
We had asked him if we were doing
anything illegal by interviewing the people, the question to which
he never responded. I clearly remember that just before he released
us, he told us in a rather warning tone:
"Don't you ever ask any
more questions regarding such a base. I have nothing to do with it
and I do not want to talk about it!"
An enigmatic answer, indeed.
That was in March of 1990.
Now here I am once again, in Dulce. It brought me back lots of
memories of 1990. However, this time, as soon as I drove in to Dulce,
I immediately noticed that it had completely changed since 1990.
It seems to have grown quite a lot, not so much in terms of
population, but in terms of its physical appearance. There are now
so many new buildings, large and small and many modern local
community facilities - a brand new Middle School, a brand new High
School, a new Students' Athletic Complex, brand new Police and
Maintenance Center, a modern Emergency Medical Service facility, and
on the south side, a brand new Student's Residential Complex, and,
of course, a newly refurbished Best Western Hotel, all in the small
community of less than 3500 residents.
Yes, it has been many years, so it would seem natural for some
growth to take place. However, the question I began to think was
where did all the funds for all these sudden developments come from?
And, especially, for such a tiny town?
When I interviewed the locals in 1990, I clearly remember that
almost every one of them had testified to us that in the late 70's
and the early 80's, they had frequently observed strange lights in
the sky, especially flying over and around, and even appearing to
disappear into the sides of the Mesa. They even testified to us that
they also frequently observed military helicopters over Dulce, along
with reports of cattle mutilations in the ranches nearby. Those were
the things we heard back then when we were in Dulce in 1990.
To my great surprise, sightings still seem to continue in and around Dulce, even now!!
Even recent sightings of what many describe as "Bigfoot" along the
Navajo River is also a fairly new topic of conversation in Dulce
I was so fortunate this time to personally get to know a friendly
family who lives in the northwest area of the town. I had gotten to
know the husband while I was attending the UFO symposium in Aztec
the weekend before. During my three days of stay in Dulce this time,
I have obtained many new, fascinating sighting reports from many
locals again, particularly from the family that I just mentioned and
On my second day of stay in Dulce, this family invited me to their
residence for a great meal. They had also invited their relatives
who were willing to describe to me in detail many strange
experiences they have had and even are having now.
It was assuring to know that the family that I befriended were
immediate relatives of high officials of the Jicarilla Apache tribe.
The husband was a son of the former head of the Police Department
(way before Hoyt Velarde). His wife is an immediate family of the
head of the Jicarilla Apache tribal council. His sister-in-law has
been a Dulce Police dispatcher. For this reason, I will refrain from
naming any individuals to protect their privacy.
My friend's wife told me of a fairly recent incident whereby a huge,
silent delta-shaped dark object emitting extremely bright lights
slowly passed over a group of 50 to 75 (all their relatives) on a
mesa where they were celebrating a traditional Jicarilla Apache
feast called the "coming out" feast, a "puberty" celebration for
young boys and girls (similar to the Spanish quincenera
The huge object appeared after sundown,
an hour or so after their traditional meals had ended and after the
shamans had completed their chantings and dances. They were simply
stunned to see the huge triangular 'craft' hovering only about 100
feet above the campground. The entire area lit up like daylight.
What was more amazing was that after a few minutes of hovering over
the area, it suddenly took off with a tremendous gust of wind. Pots
and pans were flying all over. Some of the people were almost thrown
off their vehicles. Fortunately, no one was injured. Panic spread.
The generators failed to re-start and all battery-operated
appliances malfunctioned, including the car radios.
Another recent incident they recounted was a daytime sighting of a
silver, saucer-shaped object at around 11 a.m., which hovered for 30
minutes right next to Hwy 537, not too far from the junction of U.S.
64, north of La Jara Lake.
One relative also recounted a recent, unforgettable sighting of a
huge, flying "triangle" near Hwy 537, near J-30 (Jicarilla Road,
#30), with some type of a "cloaking device" that almost appeared to
have a transparent body. The object was described to have been close
to half-a-mile in length!!
The biggest and most impressive sighting, however, took place in May
of 2004 when several families were celebrating together the feast on
a Jicarilla Apache campground, located at an area near J-33 and
J-40, right near the Continental Divide. Incredibly, it involved
hundreds (not just one or two objects) of brilliant objects in the
night sky. It literally filled up the entire sky, according to the
testimony of the former Dulce police dispatcher.
There were close to 100 witnesses to
this incredible incident. Some even said that there were probably
close to several hundred objects in the night sky. They moved en
masse slowly from one end of the sky to the other. It was literally
an "armada" of UFOs (which exactly reminded me of the famous,
well-documented 1950 mass sightings of UFOs over Farmington, near
the Four Corners area of New Mexico).
What was particularly fascinating about this sighting was that
everyone also saw a small fleet of military helicopters which seemed
to follow the objects. Again, car radios went dead all through the
An interesting point is that many of the appearances of UFOs seem to
coincide with various feasts taking place in the Jicarilla Apache
reservation. Were 'they' attracted to the Jicarilla feasts?
Last but not the least of the impressive Dulce sightings involved a
Jicarilla Apache Forest Service ranger who witnessed a 'craft' of
some kind enter the east side of the Archuleta Mesa through several
large rocks that appeared to open (almost like a door) and in went
the craft into the side of the mesa. He excitedly reported this
sighting live on his microphone while he was communicating on his
radio with the Forest Service station across the south side of Dulce.
The ranger was stationed at the top of
the Archuleta Mesa in the look-out building next to the radio
communications tower. This took place a few years after a big fire
destroyed many of the trees on and around the mesa. What is still
strange about the aftermath of the fire, which they say happened
about 10 years ago, is the fact that all attempts for the
re-forestation have so far failed on and around the Archuleta Mesa.
The trees just don't seem to grow for some strange reason or other.
What is my conclusion to all these recent sightings in Dulce?
were all first-hand eyewitnesses to the events. Without doubt, I
cannot help but believe that they all saw what they described to
have seen. There is no other logical explanation.
Lastly, while in Dulce, the son of the former head of the Dulce
Police Department took me to the site of Project Gasbuggy.
Project Gasbuggy was a rather 'strange' 1967 government project
which involved a large underground nuclear explosion (29 kilotons of
TNT) deep inside the high plateau area 25 miles south of Dulce,
allegedly to release natural gas from deep under the ground.
It was a joint project with El Paso
Natural Gas Company. What is not frequently mentioned in association
with this curious project was that the huge nuclear explosion had
created, deep, huge underground extensive caverns all over the area
along with extensive natural "tunnels".
What this has to do with the ongoing sightings of not only "UFOs"
but also alleged sightings of "entities" (including fairly recent
sightings of alleged 'Bigfoot' along the Navajo River near Dulce) is
up to the reader. We may not necessarily be talking about purely
physical phenomena but somehow intertwined with it could be a yet
unknown type of "interdimensional" occurrences.
But, of course, we cannot rule out any prosaic answers. One theory
is that the town of Dulce is benefiting financially by allegedly
covering up the dumping of nuclear waste materials (from Los Alamos
and elsewhere) into the underground cavities under Dulce and its
neighboring areas and have created the entire Dulce "underground
base" story as a cover story!
Whatever the case may be, it is simply fascinating!! And it is still
ongoing in the "mysterious" town of Dulce, New Mexico!!