The essence of this issue is not
"alien invasion" conspiracy theories or "end
of the world" millenial hysteria. The core of the Hale-Bopp
Comet Enigma is the unwillingness of the scientific community to
entertain any notion outside of a pathetically narrow scope, and one which
is established on a foundation of egocentric self-interest. When science is
no longer in the hands of true explorers, it's time to consider alternative
sources of information.
Hale-Bopp, a large comet (estimated to be between 40 and 100
kilometers wide) was discovered on July 23, 1995. Found at over 21 months
out (666 million miles from the sun) a distance record for comet discovery,
Hale-Bopp with its 2,364 year elliptical orbital path will be
closest to the earth in March of 1997. Normally a comet cannot be detected
until it is only a few months out, when a comet approaches the sun and its
"corona" flares dramatically, thus making it more visible. What makes
Hale-Bopp so unique is, despite its incredible distance from the
sun, it has flared to gargantuan proportions, even displaying a remarkable
seven jets of gas in its corona and tail. Hale-Bopp has flared
multiple times since its discovery, but the peculiarities with Hale-Bopp
do not stop there... there's something very strange about this comet. The
question is, who will admit that Hale-Bopp is presenting
itself in a manner unlike any comet to date and that it is being accompanied
by another object, considerably larger and one which has properties which
suggest a staggering range of possibilities...including alien
Not Mr. Hale and his associates, that's for sure. But this
campaign of disinformation and deliberate ignoring of facts in evidence,
along with that of many others both in and out of the field of expertise
tells us something is going on with Hale-Bopp they don't
want the general public to know about. And only days ago, the convenient
"stuck hatch door" of the Shuttle craft gave crew members an
excuse not to go on a space-walk, and an extra day with a powerful
photo-capable satellite in space to... well, who knows? Lately a lot of
things related to the space program and the heavenly bodies is not making a
lot of sense. As for Hale-Bopp and the enigma of the
"companion" which is accompanying it in its orbit around the sun, there is
much information demonstrating a cover-up is well underway. Here is just
some of that evidence...
There Are None So Blind....
"On July 23 starting at about 2:00AM Mountain Time members of the Albuquerque Astronomical Society took a series of images of
Comet Hale-Bopp displaying an oddity."
image at left, was originally posted to the web by Russell Sipe at
www.halebop.com in an attempt to clumsily "correct" earlier
disinformation released denying any "oddity" such as that photographed by
Chuck Shramek, an amateur astronomer in Houston, Texas, who in October
extensively photographed this anomaly surrounding the comet and did some
measurements of its size, etc. Mr. Hale spent a great deal of time
telling the world
Chuck Shramek was wrong not only in his assessment
of the object, but originally that the object even existed! (see related
HERE) They first
suggested that there never was such an anomaly, then shifted gears and
posted images to the web complete with explanations. The web site spent a
great deal of time criticizing Chuck Shramek in a most unprofessional
manner, but the mere appearance of images of their own similar to Chuck's
only demonstrated that they knew well ahead of time that there was indeed
something "odd" about Hale-Bopp. In the course
of presenting poorly crafted disinformation and what amounts to a pathetic
cover-up, they stated that what Chuck had photographed
was a "star" which his amateur star-mapping computer program did not
recognize when set in a certain mode. There was indeed a star thereabouts,
but nothing of the magnitude of the object below, as seen in one frame of
Chuck's photos of the comet Hale-Bopp (below).
Chuck Shramek's Hale-Bopp
Photo With Its Companion
Additionally, they claimed the
"spires" of light which seem to extend from the object at a 45 degree angle
were "diffractions" of light, and offered a few images of stars showing a
similar effect (though the image provided had four spires of diffracted
light, not two).
Nothing else in Chuck's photo displays this "diffraction" of light producing
spires... not even the intense glow of Hale-Bopp itself, which shows its
usual distorted, uneven flares and jets of gasses in the corona.
Diffracted light or not, that
isn't the issue. The issue is honesty. The issue is telling the public the
truth. But the evidence doesn't end with Chuck's photographs... or his
telescope... or his computer software. Hale-Bopp can be seen on the left with its large corona. At right is the
peculiar "object" that has been traveling with the comet.
Here is a posted pro and con on the issue of Chuck's imaging of the "star"
by the people at the Hale-Bopp website. When reading it, remember two
(1) They claim it is a star that was photographed
(2) They claim Chuck's faulty software and telescope was responsible. Now
that they have asserted this, and considering the evidence you will see
here, this means that all other observatories presently offering the same
unique photos must also have the same clunky software and same telescope!!
Later on this page you will see why this claim is an absolute farce!
You don't have to be someone who believes in bigfoot and little green men to
see that it is quite common for the government, the military and the
established order, which is governed by the almighty buck and protecting
their positions of power, to lie, cheat, steal, murder and crush opposition
to its smoother running program. Those who step out and upset their comfort
are in for certain difficulty.
The plot thickened when they sought to discredit Chuck Shramek at the
"official" Hale-Bopp web site. The pressure on Shramek mounted and
forced to leave the state for a time to get out from under the crushing
attacks being launched by the "professionals"... professionals who had
already openly lied and were making a hack attempt to cover their lies by
putting up their own images, though they claimed originally such did not
exist. The fact that their photos predate Chuck's by several months was
obvious. The question began to take interest among amateur and professional
astronomers alike, and with the assistance of a late night radio
personality, Art Bell, the story began to bloom. But was this just a one
time anomaly or merely, as suggested by many debunkers, "a diffraction
effect" in the lens of Chuck's telescope, thus making the magnitude of the
"unseen star" grow to enormous proportions? The answer, is No. The fact is,
what Chuck photographed was not a star.
In a matter of weeks more and more data began to pour in regarding the
enormous anomaly, and it turns out that observatories around the world were
tracking this same "companion" to the Hale-Bopp comet, and most of them in a
far more professional manner than conducted by the Hale-Bopp research team.
Soon, the evidence from other observatories would show that not only did
Chuck Shramek photograph an actual object roughly 4 times larger than the
earth accompanying Hale-Bopp (the size of which is no more than 40 - 100
kilometers), but that the object was moving independent of Hale-Bopp,
sometimes within the tail of the comet, and sometimes beside it. It was not
a star... it was not a freak event or camera problem... and it certainly was
not a "diffraction" effect in the lens of his telescope creating its intense
light and spires.
Another big question was, if this was really something this huge and this
peculiar, why wasn't The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) snapping extraordinary
images of it continually? Well, it may have been! Secrecy with NASA has
become commonplace. Nasa's refusal to even consider taking detailed photos
of the peculiar areas of Mars which have generated substantial controversy,
as well as Nasa's involvement in the establishment of a ring of very
powerful, classified spy satellites demonstrates that Nasa is involved in the
web of disinformation regarding a dozen or more issues (and perhaps the most
recent "diversion" tactic, the announcement that "ice" had been discovered
on the moon.
Assertions by scientists over ten years ago of this possibility
brought a hail of insult and the very notion was considered laughable by the
establishment in Nasa, but now, in obvious cooperation with the
divert eyes away from the Hale-Bopp controversy, ice on the moon is no big
deal!). Images from NASA of Hale-Bopp taken by the
HST were quickly removed
from the web and little is now said about the Hubble Telescope and its
involvement in this controversy. The following is a letter I submitted to
Ron Baakle of the Hubble program regarding this issue, and his reply:
Mr. Baalke, My question is, considering the fact that several observatories,
and amateur astronomers have concluded (and have photographic evidence) of a
highly peculiar anomaly with the Hale-Bopp comet, one which by recent
estimates is 4 times larger than the earth itself, shouldn't the Hubble be
watching Hale-Bopp instead of watching the weather patterns on
Certain members of the astronomical/scientific community have totally
dismissed the findings, then turned around and admitted that such a peculiar
object does exist accompanying Hale-Bopp and they themselves have
photographed it (including Mr. Hale himself).
It seems a few people out there
of some importance are avoiding the issue in a very unprofessional manner.
I'm curious what NASA plans to do. How often is Hale-Bopp the subject of
Hubbles picture taking? This is one of the most profound astronomical
occurrences of human history, and it's all but being ignored by the United
States' most prestigious and most capable agency.
The reply from Ron Baalke:
Date: Sat, 30 Nov 1996 23:51:51 GMT
From: Ron Baalke
>My question is, considering the fact that several observatories, and
>amateur astronomers have concluded (and have photographic evidence) of a
>highly peculiar anomaly with the
Hale-Bopp comet, one which by recent
>estimates is 4 times larger than the earth itself, shouldn't the
>watching Hale-Bopp instead of watching the weather patterns on Neptune?
Sorry to burst your bubble, but the so-called "peculiar anomaly" is not
other than a diffraction effect in SAO 141894, a 9th magnitude star. For
more information on this, see the following home page:
Hubble Telescope image, Late October
How predictable! I was merely referred to the very web page which originally
attempted to make Mr. Shramek look like a crazy person! Hardly a
professional or realistic response to my questions. And notice, no
information about the Hubble's involvement in photographing
all. And all the more suspicious considering that a horrendously vivid
photograph of Hale-Bopp taken by the Hubble in October was
removed from the Jet Propulsion Laboratories web site shortly after this
controversy began. But here is that very photo: see left image
The Photographic Evidence
Below are several images from various sources, all from professional
astronomical facilities from around the globe. What Mr. Hale and others
wanted to conceal and claim was an anomaly of one mans telescope and
computer program became something they themselves admitted existed and was
photographed as well... and now, observatories across the globe are
releasing their own remarkable evidence, condemning Mr. Hale and his
associates all the more, and likewise, waking us up to a startling fact:
Special filter reveals HBs unique "seven jets" in its corona
Hale-Bopp is not merely another comet, but is bringing with it a
phenomenally large object which is defying many of the principle laws of
physics (its size would normally have incredible mass, much in the way the
earth captures the moon within its gravitational field and causes it to
"orbit" the earth. Hale-Bopp should be orbiting this object which is roughly
4 times larger than earth... but it isn't!
The object is, rather, effecting the corona and gas flares/jets in the tail
of the comet. It clearly has mass, but nothing we can comprehend at this
time! It is as if the object is hollow or perhaps composed of a matter we do
not yet understand. Its movements are entirely unpredictable, suggesting
possible intelligent control. It has been photographed "behind"
increasing the comets corona, as well as to its
side in various positions
Notice in this recently released photo from a leading Japanese Observatory,
the photograph is time-lapsed. This shows relative stars surrounding Hale-Bopp
as slightly "streaked" or "elongated" showing their movement apart from the
But notice the distinct, glowing companion of Hale-Bopp (right) is not
elongated at all. It is also not flaring with a corona. It is clearly not a
"9th magnitude star" as as claimed by debunkers.
If it were a star at all, it would, like all other stars in the image,
appear to be elongated or streaked. Also, notice the strange, dark "funnel"
or "jet" coming from the object to the right of Hale-Bopp.
No similar oddity
appears in the photograph (the original of which is considerably larger;
this is a cropping)
Why The Images Look As They Do and How is the Object Size Determined?
Confirmation Begins To Come In
On 12/2/96, a scientist familiar with official astronomical studies finally
stepped forward to speak about this bizarre object. Another Astronomer of
some renown and associated with one of the largest and most prestigious
astronomical observatories in America is expected to also step forward and
speak about this, despite the obvious consequences; in the meantime,
however, Dr. Lee Shargel, a graduate of Northeastern University and who
holds degrees in Industrial Engineering, Robotics and a Doctorate in
Materials Science, has worked for NASA as an engineer/scientist with
Secret clearance on the TDRS, Hubble Telescope, and
SRBOC projects, has
stepped forward to both announce that this in no anomaly of any telescope or
misguided software, much less a ball of swamp gas, flock of geese or a trick
on the eye. In fact, Dr. Shargel possesses his own set of 17 photographs of
this object accompanying Hale-Bopp, which will soon be revealed at the web
page hosted by Art Bell.
You can hear Dr. Shargel's report on the Art Bell program if you have
Just go to AudioNet's Art Bell page and select the file in the Nov '96
archives dated Monday night/Tuesday morning 12/02/96.
If you push the slider to the far right, you can skip right over the
AudioNet commercial that loads with every rebroadcast tape, and once the
Bell program loads, push the slider into the 2nd hour of the program (as
indicated in the timer bar at the bottom of the RealAudio player panel) and
listen for Lee Shargel's portion on the program.
Shargel has gone one step further than merely announcing the objects
existence, he has asserted that this is no less than a space craft, a
"probe." His conjecture on what the Hale-Bopp companion might be is rather
interesting considering the stunning "low" or "no mass" effect this huge
object is producing, and also because he wrote about it at length in a novel
he produced in 1990! Much like Arthur C. Clarke's many techno-prophecies
which have come to pass, Dr. Shargel seems to have hit this one on the head.
The other still unnamed Astronomer who is expected to come forward also has
startling news regarding radio signals received from this object; radio
signals that are not only intelligent, but one which Dr. Shargel says have
been almost entirely decoded, and contain both a "greeting" and a "warning."
Is it merely a coincidence that right now one of the largest UFO flaps is
taking place on earth? That the people involved in the infamous Roswell
Incident are now stepping forward, one after another, to speak out and tell
of harassment by government and military personnel in the late 40's; to tell
of alien beings, one of whom was still alive when the bodies from the
wrecked ship was carted off by the U.S. Military? It seems we are being
prepared for "first contact." What that means is something else entirely.
Everyone will simply have to keep their ears perked, remember the lies and
cover-ups already conducted by the government, the military and now leading
university astronomical facilities and make up their own minds. But few can
claim ignorance of these basic facts... something is happening. Something is
so disturbing to both government officials, Nasa and leading astronomers
that they will do anything to keep the facts from the public. This could
very well be Roswell II before it's all over.