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From: Michael Corbin Submitted: 24 Aug 92 00:43:00
Subject: Observations at Pilot Pea Status: Public
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RE: Observations at Pilot Peak
Our special thanks to John Pickens, who conducted an independent
investigation of the Phoenix Project's claims of an underground
alien base in Northern California. As you will read, John's
report clearly shows that the K2 report is definitely questionable.
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* Originally to Michael Corbin
* Originally dated 23 Aug 92 21:46:55
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REFLECTIONS ON THE K2 REPORT & OBSERVATIONS AT PILOT PEAK
Having read the Phoenix Project's K2 report and having visited the
Pilot Peak area I offer some of my impressions and observations.
Animal Sounds: The K2 Report suggests there is curious lack of
animal sounds and indicated there is an unnatural quiet in the
Having spent 2 nights in the immediate area in question I can say
there was nothing I observed, either by night or by day, to support
this contention. The level of animal sounds was consistent with
what I have heard in other forested areas.
Animal Life: The K2 report makes much of the fact that there was
an absence of animal life in the area (this additionally supported
by the claim of lack of animal sounds). In particular the report
comments on the apparent absence of squirrels, chipmunks, rodents,
owls and birds flying over the area.
On my first night at the Pilot Peak area I spent the night at a
spot over looking the location of the "landing zones." I had an
unobstructed view of the area. I was there while the Moon was
still below the eastern horizon and I used a high-powered spotlight
to illuminate the area. I saw no less than two (possibly three)
deer - one of which was very close by, if not on, one of the
"landing zones." Throughout the night, owls could be heard
hooting. During the day birds could be seen flitting about the
meadow that contained the "landing zones" and both squirrels and
chipmunks were easily seen. At the very top of Pilot Peak there is
a lookout station which I explored. There I found two exhausted
boxes of D-Con rodent killer and rodent droppings in the first and
second floors of the station - clearly evidence of rodents.
Another variety of rodent - bats - were seen in no small numbers
around the Pilot Peak area.
I will comment on the K2 report itself concerning their claim of
absence of animal life and animal sounds. I found it a curious
contradiction that one of their observers (and I do not recall how
they identified him/her, it was perhaps Contact #2, but it was the
one who forgot their camera and had to come back the next day to
make photographs) indicated that there was a sighting of a UFO and
once it came into view all the animal noises ceased. I have to
ask - if there was a curious and noteworthy lack of animal sounds
how could they cease?
Landing Zones: Having seen the purported "landing zones"
personally, and in some cases having walked over them, I have to
say there seems to be a more prosaic explanation. There was an
abundance of deer tracks throughout the area. It is not
unreasonable to assume these are places where deer have rested. I
found it odd that in the midst of the flattened grass there was, in
some instances, a variety of tall weed that was still standing,
unbent, in the area of flattened grass. In addition, the "landing
zones" exhibited none of the swirling patterns associated with UFO
"nests" or the more recent crop circles. Very low strangeness
index and certainly subject to more "Earthly" explanation than
landed craft. I also found other, smaller, areas of flattened
grass which looked exactly like the purported "landing zones" but
which could clearly be discounted as such.
There are two other factors which weigh heavily against these areas
being "landing zones" which I will address next.
Camping Area: Far from being the desolate area one might imagine
from reading the K2 report there is a camping area immediately
adjacent to the "landing zones." To the southwest, and just behind
a moderately dense stand of trees, this camping area did not remain
unoccupied during the time of my visit. On the first night there
were three carloads of people camping and on the second night there
was one family there. The area of the "landing zones" is easily
seen from this camping area and access to the "landing zones" from
the camping area is immediate. It is not the sort of area one
would choose if one wanted any sort of privacy. In addition, the
area of the "landing zones" is clearly seen from the road which
passes nearby and the view from the road is unobstructed, save for
two small trees, for over a quarter mile of travel.
The Road: The report mentions a road which passes the K2 site.
This is not the unused and long-forgotten road one would envision
from reading the K2 report. Quite the contrary. During the day
logging trucks, pick-up trucks, residents of the La Porte & Quincy
areas and campers travel this road. While it will never resemble
rush hour, I was somewhat surprised at the number of vehicles
traveling that road as I thought we were well off the beaten track.
At night the traffic is much less active. The first night there
was no traffic from 9 PM until 4:15 AM the next morning. The
second night there was traffic on and off throughout the night.
Again, the meadow with the "landing zones" is clearly and
unmistakably visible from the road.
Forest Service: The K2 report alludes to the Forest Service
personnel being mind-controlled minions of the Greys and says they
were questioned about their reasons for being there. The report
paints a picture of the Forest Service watching their every move
and questioning their every action. I found quite the opposite to
be the case. Not once did the Forest Service exhibit the slightest
interest in what I was doing - even when I passed a Forest Service
truck on the mine road (a dirt road that leads right to the base of
the summit of Pilot Peak). The only reaction I received from the
Forest Service was a smile and a wave as they drove past in their
My observations cover a brief period of time - from the evening of
Wednesday, August 19 to the morning of Friday, August 21. My
comments and observations can be verified and confirmed by Mr. Ed
Stuart who accompanied me to Pilot Peak.
As Ed has asked, "If the facts we CAN verify are false then are the
facts we CAN'T verify false?" To which I must reply, not
necessarily, but they are certainly called into question.
Other lines of inquiry come to mind. IS the corridor from the west
to Pilot Peak actually RADAR blind as put forth by the Phoenix
Project K2 report? I'm sure any ATC person from the area can
answer that easily enough.
I also think a discussion with Forest Service personnel is in
order. Are they aware that some of their members are being
presented as unwitting allies of the Greys? Did they have occasion
to question the activities of a group of people investigating the
Pilot Peak area? Has there ever been a female member of their
team, and if so, who was she? And if so, what does she think of
the seduction for information scenario as described by the K2
I think I'm ready to go ask some questions.
--- FD 1.99c
* Origin: ParaNet -- Leading UFO Research Network (1:104/428.0)