Document Five – Thaumaturgy: Magic Or Science?

One of my recent communications to Mr. Friend involved the mention of ‘thaumaturgy’ in the establishing memo. I asked for clarification of this term. Merriam-Webster defines it as “the performance of miracles; specifically :  magic.” Even in a world of alien abductions and Nazi flying saucers, I still have a hard time accepting that magic exists. I expected Mr. Friend to give some indication that this was a code word for some other, less fantastic program.

In response to my questions, Mr. Friend sent me the following response;

“Think of thaumaturgy not as magic but a type of technology that uses a new branch of physics. Don’t think of Harry Potter or Gandalf; our thaumatologists are as much scientists as any astronomer, physicist, or biologist. I’ve decide to send two sets of documents to you. One is from our new employee information packet. The other is a transcript of a thaumintel session. I’ll send more information when I think the time is right.”

Attached this message were two slide from a PowerPoint presentation and a four page transcript with commentary. They detail aspects of thaumaturgy, how it is viewed by the Shadow Garden, and how it is used operationally.

PowerPoint Slide One:

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PowerPoint Slide Two:


Thaumintel (Thaumaturgical Intelligence?) transcript:

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Apparently, DEADBOLT refers to extra-dimensional locations or entities. The abduction of Dalton Crane referenced Deadbolt Ginger. Based on this information, it is appears that they are not a race of extraterrestrials; they are some form of life from another dimension. In the thaumintel transcript, however, Deadbolt Styx is a place, not a race. ‘Deadbolt’ may be a generic codeword, related to any extra-dimensional data. And what is Deadbolt Manifest? It  must be a highly dangerous place, race, or entity. I’ve sent a follow-up communication to Mr. Friend about this, but have yet to receive a reply.

The term ‘N-Brane’ appears to be related to String Theory. I don’t pretend to be particularly knowledgeable about String Theory. I’ve read Brian Greene’s The Elegant Universe and a few articles in Scientific American, but that’s the extent of my “expertise.” However, as I understand the concept, a brane (from membrane) in String Theory is a manifestation of superstrings, in a set number of dimensions, perhaps fewer than the actual superstring. So, our world is a three-dimensional brane even though the superstrings that make it up may have many more dimensions spinning off into realms of existence that we can’t access.

In the case of the N-Brane, it appears that is some kind of intermediate layer other branes (such as our own; what is termed B-Space) interact with. The transcript mentions a ‘transient deformation in N-Space.’ Is this a manifestation of the diagram in slide two? I’m almost certain that this is the case; but, what is the significance? Is the deformation a interaction between different branes? Could this be a wormhole, but one between universes? In quantum physics, there are theories that wormholes (theoretical as well) could be tunnels between dimensions and even different times – which, after all, is a dimension.

Venus of Dolni Vestonica (Petr Novak, Wikipedia)

There are a number of references  to the ‘Mother’ or the ‘Mother of All.’ It is part of the ritual being used in the reconnaissance session; but, it is also used by the author of the report. Could this be just a thaumaturgical phrase? Or, are we seeing some form of religion within the Shadow Garden? Based on the the phrase ‘May the Mother watch over us’ is almost seems like the latter. The idea of a universal mother figure isn’t new. In Greco-Roman mythology, Gaia is the mother of everything; the universe, the Titans, and the gods. In Hinduism, Adi Parashakti fills a similar role, being the creator – and destroyer – of everything. Many other religious and myth-systems have a similar primal mother figure. One of the first works of art produced by prehistoric man were the Venus figures (example at right), stylized carving and sculptures of women, most likely used in early religious rites.

The veneration of the Mother-figure as a primal universal force makes sense, given that women are responsible for giving birth, the “creation” of life. What role this may play in a covert arm of the US Government is open to speculation. As one of the earliest – perhaps the earliest – forms of religion devised by man, however, it is possible that there is power associated with the primordial mother-figure, a power that the Shadow Garden can access.

These documents raise many questions, ones that can’t be answered at this time. What is striking to me is how mundane everything seems. Magic is a topic covered in an employee orientation PowerPoint presentation. Peering into anther dimension seems as routine as flying a drone over a hostile part of the world, although far more dangerous. Just how much power are members of the Shadow Garden wielding? How much control over this power do they actually have? If the information being released is any indication, the answer to these questions may mean the difference between the survival of the human race…or our extinction.

Document Five – Thaumaturgy: Magic Or Science?

Document Four – Valhalla

The world is stranger than I ever thought. Mr. Friend provided me with a data dump over the last few days. Hundreds of documents, images, audio files, and video clips. I’m still trying to pick my way through everything. The following document identifies another threat the United States – and the world – faces. The nature of this threat seems ludicrous; however, I’m beginning to realize that the true history of the world is made up of the bizarre and ludicrous.


I’ll start with the most obvious thing: the Fourth Reich. Taken literally – which I have to, based on how the information is presented – this means the US government was engaged in a war involving nuclear weapons with remnants of Nazi Germany in the 1980s. This seems, quite frankly, insane. It reads like the ravings of a fringe conspiracy theorist. Only, in this case, it is the US government talking about Antarctic Nazis.

In the aftermath of World War Two, there were covert organizations to assist Nazis fleeing Europe for friendly places. The most infamous was ODESSA, the Organisation der Ehemaligen SS-Angehörigen. ODESSA helped around 10,000 Nazis make their way to South America in the years following World War Two. There were also rumors of German plans to continue the war, even if Berlin fell. Some, such as the Alpine Fortress, were never executed. Others, like Project Werwolf – a plan for insurgent operations behind Allied lines – were put in motion, but had no effect. In the case of Werwolf, most Germans were not interested in fighting for a collapsing regime.

What these examples do show, however, is that the Nazis were looking at survival beyond the end of the war. Could this urge to survive the fall of Berlin and the death of Hitler extend as far as a secret base half way around the world?

A few items referenced in the report require some explanation. While I can’t be certain, ELEMENT OXCART may refer to a version of the Lockheed A-12. This predecessor of the famous SR-71 spy plane was code named Oxcart. One variation of this aircraft was the YF-12, a high-speed, high altitude interceptor. Is this a version of that aircraft? The missile that was used, the AIM-54D, does not officially exist. The AIM-54 Phoenix missile  was used by the US Navy, but only in two variants, the A and C models. These versions never mounted a nuclear warhead. ADTAC stands for Air Defense, Tactical Air Command, a United States Air force unit responsible for North American air defense between 1979 and 1985. I couldn’t find a specific reference to ‘JIC.’ Based on the usual style of military acronyms, it could stand for Joint Information Center, Joint Intelligence Command or some variation of these.

A few things can be learned from the structure and wording of document. The fact that this a standard form for encounters with Nazis (Valhalla), aliens (Viper), whatever Deadbolt is, as well as a few other code names that I have not encountered yet is indicative of how normal such incidents are. With the exception of Valhalla, each code name has a first word – i.e., Viper, Deadbolt, Frame – and a space for a second word. Each of these categories refers to multiple types of aliens or whatever else is lurking beneath what we think of as the normal world. What is a ‘T-Index?’ This is purely a guess, but it could be related to thaumaturgy; i.e., magic. Thaumaturgry was mentioned in the Shadow Garden establishing document. While this sounds like a reference to Dungeons and Dragons, we live in a world with Nazi bases in the Antarctic.

Rumors of Nazi holdouts in the Antarctic began immediately after World War Two. The Germans had claimed a large section of the continent – Neuschwabenland – prior to World War Two. There were concerns that the Germans may have set up a submarine resupply base on the coast. Conventional history tells us those fears were unfounded. Over the years, conspiracy theorists continued to speculate about secret Nazi bases, German flying saucers, and related topics. Fringe theorists have long said that Admiral Richard Byrd’s Operation Highjump (1946-1947), a large-scale scientific and military mission to the southern continent, was secretly an anti-Nazi military mission. What if all this is true? We are moving into a world in which consensus history may be wrong.

A map of Neuschwabenland from a 1941 German Atlas.

The Valhalla Thor is clearly some sort of air vehicle. Could it be the fabled Nazi flying saucer? The Luftwaffe worked on highly advanced aircraft designs during the war, but rumors of a saucer-shaped aircraft, perhaps using some exotic method of propulsion, have always been just that; rumors. Could there be some truth to them? The Germans were working on x-ray weapons, to be used as a directed EMP (electromagnetic pulse) against aircraft. With decades of development, this could make for a potent  air-to-air weapon system. Valhalla Thule is apparently a base of some sort. It is also a reference to the Thule Society, a German occult group from the early twentieth century. While the Thule Society was dissolved before Hitler came to power (1930), a number of high-ranking Nazi Party officials – including Rudolf Hess – appear to have been members. Among other things, they believed that a ‘pure’ Aryan race emerged from a lost continent (Thule) in the Atlantic. I assume that whoever decided on this code name for the Fourth Reich base was referring to this group. Or, perhaps Thule was real? At this point, I’m not willing to reject any theory.

What to make of all this? We have a standard report form for air encounters with Nazis and extraterrestrials. We have secret US planes engaging Nazi aircraft armed with energy weapons and flying at almost Mach 5. The US is using nuclear weapons; not only that, they are being used without Presidential authorization, as part of some per-established rules of engagement. There are secret bases in the Antarctic, some operated by the Fourth Reich, others by the United States (Igloo Seven). Not only that, but it appears that this remnant of the Nazi Germany has been able to hold off the United States, at least until the 1980s.

Unfortunately, while this report tells us a lot, it doesn’t tell us enough. We have no idea how extensive Valhalla’s operations are – note the comment that they are expanding into an area they had not been seen in before. The use of nuclear weapons – even low-yield – must be detectable by other nations. The USSR had the capacity to detect nuclear air detonations. The fact that at the height of the Cold War, the use of nuclear weapons did not lead to an international incident, must mean that, at the very least, they were aware of what was happening. It could mean a secret alliance between the US and the USSR, one that transcended the Cold War.

Hopefully, more information will surface in the future information transfers.

Document Four – Valhalla

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