Document Three – Viper Sapphire and Secret Wars

Since 9/11, the covert wars that have been going on in the background of geopolitics for decades have burst into the public’s consciousness. We know that our most elite soldiers and intelligence officers are locked in a shadowy conflict against terrorists. We’ve become used to hearing about drone strikes, special forces raids, cyber attacks, and the other tools of the covert warrior. Americans not only accept the idea of covert wars; they expect them as a part of life.

The latest document from Mr. Friend details a covert war that is unbelievable on its surface and frightening in its implications. In addition to a single page drawn from a longer report and an image file, Friend included this message:

“People need to know that there are wars within wars. Our conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere started against human adversaries; but they didn’t remain so. We’ll send more information on these wars when the time is right.”

Who ‘we’ are is not specified, although I have always assumed that Mr. Friend is not working alone. Given the information being sent to me, it makes sense that he has accomplices. While figures like Edward Snowden can release a massive amount of information on their own, Friend is an active member of the intelligence community. It is also clear from the way information is being released that he – and others – have an agenda at work. This is not just some disgruntled employee or erstwhile whistleblower performing a data dump; there is a plan at work here. Why he would tip his hand this way – clearly stating that he is working with others – is something to ponder. After twenty years of interacting with people like Friend, I have become convinced that controlling the flow of information is something they do almost reflexively. His wording is purposeful. The question is, what is that purpose?

This is the document Friend provided:

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This single page has a number of interesting pieces of information, beyond the obvious: that there is a second alien race operating on Earth.

The first is the reference to a ‘JSOC’ team. JSOC is the Joint Special Operations Command, a component of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). While it is not specified in the document, the team could be made up of members of Delta Force, SEAL Team Six, the 75th Ranger Regiment or other special operations forces. JSOC personnel have been operating in Afghanistan for years and Shah-i-Kot has been the focus of numerous operations, both overt and covert, making it impossible to determine when this document was produced or when the operation took place.

The second detail is the word ‘Cronus’ in the header. This indicates an Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) control system. This is a subset of the clearance system that further restricts who has access to a given piece of information. To be able to read this report, not only would you need Top Secret clearance, you would also have to be ‘read in’ to the Cronus SCI control system. As more documents are made available, the Cronus control system name, as well as others, could be important in gaining an understanding of how the Shadow Garden is structured.

What to make of the subject of the document though? I am still having trouble accepting the entire premise of this and the other material I’ve received; that aliens are visiting Earth, that the government knows about them and has relations with some (VIPER DIAMOND) while it appears to be at war with others. It appears that, at the time of this operation, JSOC was conducting operations against an unknown threat in Afghanistan. They were expecting to find something, but not what they found. This would indicate that the Earth is being visited by multiple alien races, some of which the national security community is learning of on-the-fly.

The use of JSOC also indicates that there are some elements of the national security community outside of Shadow Garden that are aware of the presence of extraterrestrial life on Earth. While the Shadow Garden establishing document states that ‘GOBLIN HAMMER’ will handle the military response, it appears that has changed over the decades.

In the document detailing the abduction of Dalton Crane, mention is made of DEADBOLT GINGER. While this is speculation on my part, it would seem that Viper is a code name used for alien races. What is DEADBOLT GINGER? Is this a subset of alien threats?

Trying to untangle and create some meaning form the trickle of information I’m being given will be a major part of this project. It is frustrating to only be given a single page of a much larger document. Why this page and not another? I have reached out to Friend for more of this document, but have not received anything to date.

The image Friend provided was labeled ‘VIPER SAPPHIRE – OPERATION DYNAMIC PEAK.’ I don’t know if this image is from the operation detailed in the document or some other mission. My initial research has been unable to uncover any evidence of Operation Dynamic Peak. I am checking with other defense and intelligence sources; but so far, no one claims to have ever heard of it.

Is this image of a real creature? Is it a Photoshop concoction, part of a disinformation campaign of which I and my readers are an unwitting part? At this point, I have no way of knowing. I hope it is just part of some elaborate hoax. If not, then the world is much stranger place than most of use ever imagined it to be.

Document Three – Viper Sapphire and Secret Wars

Document Two – Varsity Team

The abduction of humans by aliens has been a staple of UFO lore for decades. The first widely know case was that of Betty and Barney Hill, a New Hampshire couple allegedly abducted in 1961. Their case either fits – or helped create – a pattern that future abduction stories would follow: missing time, disturbing medical experiments, and diminutive aliens, often referred to as ‘Greys.’ For some, the phenomenon is a nightmarish fear; for others, fodder for jokes about ‘anal probes.’

Whether you are a believer or not, most people are familiar with the concept through movies and television.The film Close Encounters of the Third Kind brought the phenomenon (or the tropes of a burgeoning mythology, depending on your level of skepticism) to a mass audience in 1977. Fifteen years later, The X-Files helped start a new wave of interest in UFOs in general and alien abductions in particular. Today, the idea that aliens are taking humans for medical experimentation has saturated pop culture. Films like A Fire in the Sky (1993), The Fourth Kind (2009), and even Cowboys & Aliens (2011) and television shows as diverse as Roswell (1999 – 2002), American Horror Story: Asylum (2012), and Ancient Aliens (2009 – Present) have kept the idea of aliens descending from the sky to snatch humans a part of America’s Zeitgeist.

I was recently given the following document by Mr. Friend. He provided no other information beyond, “You might find this interesting.” It appears to detail an alien abduction in 1983.

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It is clear that VIPER is a first word for extraterrestrial related events. What VIPER DIAMOND specifically refers to is unclear; however, it should be noted that the mentioning of a listening post in Vieques places VIPER DIAMOND HOSTEL – apparently a base or installation of some sort – in Puerto Rico. This may coincide with reports of UFOs operating in tandem with US military jets in Puerto Rico going back to the 1980s. Mr. Friend provided the following image, claiming it is of a VIPER DIAMOND spacecraft being escorted by an F-14 in the skies over Puerto Rico.

Alleged image of an F-14 escorting a UFO over Puerto Rico, September, 1986.

It is also clear that VIPER DIAMOND has a relationship with the American government, including protocols for operating in the United States. The MONTAUK TREATY may refer to Montauk Air Force Station, a defunct US military base on Long Island that has been the center of conspiracy theories for decades. I’ll have more about that installation and the stories surrounding it in a future post.

The mention of phasing technology and DEADBOLT GINGER goes unexplained. It is easy – although, perhaps incorrect – to infer that “phasing technology” allows solid objects to pass through each other. How this would work is unknown; however, most of what we consider solid matter is empty space. Could this technology somehow control the interaction of subatomic particles and the four fundamental forces?

Mr. Friend was unable or unwilling to provide further explanation for what the more obscure content means (e.g., who is JOHN WAYNE?). This is a common difficulty when analyzing classified documents. However, it appears that this document not only provides proof for elements of the abduction phenomenon, but also confirms that the US government cooperates with an alien race. It also indicates that there are multiple extraterrestrial forces at work in the United States.

A search by the Pennsylvania State Police and the Middleburg Police Department produced no record of Dalton Crane, although the age of the case may contribute to the lack of documentation. The Snyder County Assessment Office was able to confirm that Dalton Crane owned the property at the address in the report. That property was confiscated by the state government in 1985 for unpaid taxes. It is currently the property of Tans-American Energy Incorporated, an oil and natural gas company operating throughout the United States.

Document Two – Varsity Team

Document One – The Establishment

The origins of the Shadow Garden are found in the early days of the Central Intelligence Agency. Only a few weeks after the CIA was officially formed, a memo (reproduced below) was issued by the National Security Council – also a newly created body1 – establishing an unnamed group to coordinate intelligence gathering about “unconventional threats” to the United States. This group would eventually become known as The Shadow Garden, according to my source, Mr. Friend.the red room first document

It is not clear exactly what is considered an “unconventional threat.” Mr. Friend has not provided any explanation; however, It is provocative that “extra-terrestrial” is listed as one possible threat. Does that mean that aliens exist? Was the government concerned that aliens might exist and wanted a covert intelligence group trained to handle possible alien incursions? There is precedent for this. The history of the twentieth century is littered with government projects that investigated UFO sightings. For example, the United States Air Force ran Projects Sign, Grudge and Blue Book. Each was established to collect information on UFO sightings and, in most cases, try to provide mundane explanations for the reports they collected. Is the Shadow Garden a CIA version of these public programs? And what are the threats that are redacted?

Also of interest is the inclusion of “thaumaturgic” research and training. Thaumaturgy is another term for magic. Does magic exist? While the mention of extraterrestrials might be there to address a potential threat, the context that thaumaturgy is mentioned in indicates that it is something known to exist.

It is clear from the document that the government has had a long term interest in “unconventional threats.” The fact that elements of other agencies are being folded incorporated into the Shadow Garden is proof of this. None of these other organizations can be found in public sources. For example, 2nd Special Service Force (2SSF) is not mentioned in history books. The name indicates that it is a sister unit to the 1st Special Services Force (1SSF), a joint US-Canadian special forces team that operated during World War Two. It does not appear in any official documents from the Second World War. However, there are a few hints that 2SSF – or at least some unit associated with 1SSF – was active during World War Two. In his autobiography Life In The Devil’s Brigade, Major John Taylor (Canadian Army) wrote;

“During our operations in Italy, there were times when other units with a similar mission to ours would be called in. While we were fighting around Monte Cassino, we had to call in a specialist team to deal with German holdouts in the tunnels of the monastery. They were some odd fellows, but they got the job done.”

While this could reference another, more mundane special forces team, other documents obtained by this author indicate that these specialists were not called in to fight Germans and may well have been 2SSF. More about that in a future post.

The Shadow Garden may be part of a disinformation campaign. There is precedence in the history of US government-public relations. The decades of denial surrounding the reported crash of an alien spaceship at Roswell, New Mexico, eventually gave way to the revelation that this was part of a top secret nuclear weapons monitoring program, Project Mogul. While the purpose of an elaborate – and, at first glance, ludicrous – disinformation or psychological warfare campaign based around The Shadow Garden is unclear, the possibility can’t be ruled out. It would be better for all of us if this turns out to be a government orchestrated hoax.

If it is not, the implications are staggering and terrifying.

1. Both were formed on 18 September, 1947 as part of the National Security Act.

Document One – The Establishment