Espionage. Secrets. Lies. Polygraph tape. An extraterrestrial alien presence. What really went down in an office at CIA? And why did CIA’s Ron Pandolfi leak the story almost twenty years later?
19 January 2012
(STARpod.us) — The message was sent to Ron Pandolfi via his Defense Intelligence Agency email address.
At issue, the identity of FALCON, a source who had, in 1988, disclosed the existence of an alleged extraterrestrial alien presence. The subject of the message: Allegations concerning the role played by Col. Barry Hennessey, U.S. Air Force.
I would be pleased to discuss matters with the FBI. I would do so without any coercion — they have but to come to my office, ask me to come to theirs, or suggest a different venue. No warrant necessary, but of course I would not object to that. In any event — I would be glad to have my discussion under sanction as they choose. At a minimum I would expect and also request they record it, and put me under oath. It is about time!
The source of the above, writing to Ron Pandolfi in June 2006, appeared to be on-board for a plan to use the FBI as a tool in UFO-related disclosure.
The tale of extraterrestrial visitors and their secret involvement with the U.S. government was decades old. In 2005, the story was resuscitated when sources came forward with outrageous claims of a human-extraterrestrial alien exchange program.
I had first heard the story of U.S. government involvement with alien visitors in 1983, when I was told about odd goings-on by “Sarge.” The story was informally passed on to me over a few beers after Sarge left the Air Force for civilian life.
The source known as FALCON came forward in 1988, and among the various outlandish claims revealed on national television was the existence of alien representatives who had been guests of the United States, and a program to exchange human astronauts with their alien counterparts.
The 1988 broadcast involved more than a tale of aliens who liked strawberry ice cream. According to sources who were present, a meeting was called at the CIA to discuss Rick Doty and the role he had played as an agent of the U.S. government.
A key individual concerning Air Force involvement in UFO tales, Rick Doty is said to be a former AFOSI (Air Force Office of Special Investigations) intelligence officer, who has since become a highly charged focal point in the FALCON controversy.
Two CIA-affiliated sources offered very different versions of how the 1988 meeting played out. A third version of events emerged from Air Force participants Col. Barry Hennessey, Office of Special Projects at the Pentagon, and Col. Richard L. Weaver, Deputy for Security and Investigative Programs.
At issue: the veracity of Rick Doty’s polygraph examination.
The two Air Force sources had, according to reports, left the 1988 meeting at CIA shaking their heads in wonder — until they looked at each other and burst out laughing at the absurdity of the situation.
In June 2006, the issue was revived by Pandolfi, who had, apparently, seen an opportunity to pursue the FALCON by launching a new investigation from his position within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Pandolfi wrote to me:
It was Doty who claimed Col. Hennessey was the Falcon, and it was Doty who claimed Colonel Hennessey had provided him (Doty) with UFO documents for release to the public. My opinion is that Doty personally forged these documents, that he used the FALCON name to cover his tracks, and that he had absolutely no professional or personal relationship with Col. Hennessey.
The core of the assault against Doty would involve allegations of espionage over real, previously classified information that had been made public in the now-legendary MJ-12 UFO documents — documents discussed by FALCON during the 1988 television special “UFO Cover-up? Live!”
It appeared — at least to those of us privy to the discussion among the various players of the UFO Spy Games — that Pandolfi intended to force a disclosure of the secret identity of FALCON by raising the real-life espionage issue.
I briefly referenced the 1998 meeting in an article which I forwarded to Pandolfi for comment.
In July 2006, I received the following request from Pandolfi in response:
Gary, there are several errors in your article. First, the meeting you referenced with Colonel Hennessey and Colonel Weaver was unofficial in response to a personal request of an ex-CIA officer [Dr. Kit Green] who had recently met with Doty and was startled by some of Doty’s claims. I participated only as a friend of that ex-CIA officer. Second, I do not recall any discussion of a polygraph or polygraph expert. Third, the meeting ended amicably. Also please remove my name and reference to MASINT. These are irrelevant to your story and compromise personal and national security.
STARstream Research contributor Caryn Anscomb would later advise Pandolfi:
I’m aware that Rick [Doty] still has full security clearance at Kirtland Air Force Base. He drives in and out without so much as a raised eyebrow. He has the [metaphorical] keys to the vaults there, and uses them. At Laughlin he approached several people inviting them to his private room. On arrival one of these invitees was greeted by Rick and two other gentlemen; identities unknown. The room was decked out with state of the art screens and equipment, all geared up for the viewing of ‘classified’ ET footage.
The story of Rick Doty and his extraterrestrial revelations is told in Mark Pilkington’s excellent book “Mirage Men.” But here, we are more interested in the spies behind the lies, and the infamous polygraph tape.
Regarding Rick Doty’s alleged activities, Anscomb, a British citizen who had been smeared as an MI6 agent, added, “He takes direction from someone in Washington.”
Pandolfi addressed the Doty allegations with his mentor and colleague Dr. Kit Green:
You and I both have interests and reasons for having interests in getting at the truth regarding activities that potentially threaten national security,” wrote Pandolfi. “Let me be clear for Caryn [Caryn Anscomb, contributing source to STARstream Research] that I am not implying any potential truth in the SERPO story. But behind any story there are motivations, players, facts, and fantasies. Those can all add up to just a nice entertaining story. But this story also has a rather dark side with a set of motivations, players, and possibly facts that are rather disturbing. As such some of us are forced to ask some questions and try to get some answers.
Pandolfi goes on, confirming Dan Smith’s claim of beings tasked by Pandolfi:
I encourage Dan [Dan T. Smith, son of the late presidential advisor Dan Throop Smith] to assist in this process. In fact, I advised Dan to use a standard analytical approach known as a data trace. If, as Dan claims, Doty introduced the story that John [Dr. John Gannon, former head of CIA’s National Intelligence Council] was the anonymous source, then the focus should be on Doty and the questions should be: (1) how did you get this information?, and (2) what did you do with the information? If the evidence indicates that Doty did in fact create this story, and that Doty passed on the story knowing it was false and with intent to harm the professional reputation of John, then I think it makes sense to inform John and the appropriate authorities. If the evidence indicates that Doty was provided this story with instruction to pass it on, then the ‘data trace’ needs to be expanded to include another level.
Kit Green, Pandolfi’s colleague and a former CIA official, had been contacted by a source identified as Gene Loscowski, concerning the the alien visitation tales resurrected by the SERPO Internet disclosure.
“I need you to know that Col. Weaver has contacted me and said he is Gene Loscowski. Her [sic] referred in detail to the meeting you and I had with Barry Hennessey about Rick’s polygraph records.”
Green then added, for emphasis:
“He quoted what I SAID, WHAT YOU DID, AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE MEETING TO CONVINCE ME OF WHO HE WAS. He also told me the essence of the SERPO story was true.”
The essence of the SERPO story — government involvement with alien astronauts — was at the core of the tale given to me in 1983 by my friend Sarge.
Green wrote to Pandolfi:
Gene is a man, not a Ms. I am surprised you do not know this. I have a picture of him [Loscowski]. It looks like Weaver to me. In the communication he described where I sat, where Barry sat, where you sat, and something about the polygraph specific questions Barry and I discussed. What is on the net, thus — as it turns out — is not a fabrication but an abbreviation. It seemed all this time like a fabrication to you because you were not apparently in the room at the end. We ended the meeting right after the argument. And, I actually still have my log book, and actual hard-copy of the Polygraph Report (not the tapes) and the notes in the margin about what I said, and Barry said. I added the notes in the margin later that day — and still have them.
Never one to miss an opportunity, Pandolfi would respond to Green’s apparent typo “her” by referring to “Ms. Loscowski,” possibly a thinly veiled reference to Green’s friend and source Master Sergeant (Ms.) Rick Doty.
At the time of Pandolfi’s investigation, Doty worked for New Mexico law enforcement. A State of New Mexico press release dated 15 November 2007 refers to “Sergeant Doty” of the New Mexico State Police.
Pandolfi questioned Green’s account of the 1988 meeting:
I was not with you during the meeting you had with Barry Hennessey about Rick’s polygraph records,” wrote Pandolfi. “The meeting you and I participated in included Barry Hennessey, Colonel Weaver, and the CIA Counter-Intelligence Director and did not involve any discussion of Rick’s polygraph records. So the quote from Ms. Loscowski regarding what I did and the circumstances of the meeting could not have been correct. More likely the person who claimed to be Ms. Loscowski described what she had read on the Internet concerning the fabricated story that you and I had met with Barry Hennessy to discuss Rick’s polygraph records. Therefore the lady who contacted you most likely was not Col. Weaver.
Pandolfi’s plan to shake down the FALCON involved putting the heat on Rick Doty, to remove him from the spy games and see who would take his place. In a series of emails Pandolfi would later leak to STARstream Research via Caryn Anscomb and other sources, Pandolfi questions whether or not Doty might be working for a foreign intelligence service and using the UFO enigma as a convenient cover story to dissuade official interest in his activities.
Doty had allegedly informed Green that he had been contacted by two Defense Intelligence Agency sources offering information. Green passed this on to Pandolfi who apparently felt compelled to look into the matter.
“Thanks for the additional information,” Pandolfi wrote to Green:
I am still confused regarding the two DIA sources/visitors. The database I searched cross checks against all cover names. If the names you provided to the Chief Scientist were neither true nor official cover, then they might just as well have been random names out of the phone book. Unless of course someone has a hard copy list of unofficial cover names. Anyway I’ll learn more next week when I meet with him and the DIA Counterintelligence Director.
In the messages released by Pandolfi, Green and Pandolfi recount each other’s version of the 1988 meeting with Hennessey and Weaver at CIA.
Pandolfi inquired, “Concerning your follow-on discussion with Colonel Hennessey after I left the room, was the CIA CI Director still present? He was a close friend of Col. Hennessey and leaned on me pretty hard after Col. Hennessey complained.”
Green replied to Pandolfi:
You must have left the room. It was in your office, in STD [Science and Technology Directorate]. The entire reason I got irritated with Barry — for which you told me he later called you and asked my clearances be ‘revoked’ — was that he had launched into a rant about Rick’s telling lies, and the polygraph confirming deception. He did not know that the day before the meeting, I had actually reviewed the entire polygraph in question — seen there had been no deception indicated.
“I am nearly certain that Rick fabricated this entire story, and that he is Mr. Anonymous, Ms. Loscowski, and the two DIA sources/visitors,” wrote Pandolfi, adding:
If so, Rick may just be having a good time, and we need not be concerned for national security. If not, there may actually be a network of foreign agents penetrating some of our most sensitive facilities under the false flag of a DIA operation. Therefore please be very clear in describing the form of communications you had with Ms. Loscowski (e.g. phone, e-mail, etc.); how you acquired the additional background concerning the DIA sources visitors; and what you know of about the many people who know them.
Pandolfi then took aim in a message directed to Rick Doty, writing:
Rick, I am not interested in whether you are involved in the UFO enigma and/or working for the CIA, DIA, OSI, or other US intelligence agency. What concerns me is whether you are working for a foreign intelligence service. That has been my sole interest in you from when I first heard your name and it has been the sole focus of my interactions with OSI and FBI concerning your behaviors and whereabouts. Recently Dr. Green relayed to me a claim attributed to you that two DIA employees had identified [former CIA and Homeland Security official] John Gannon as the source of the SERPO story and Mr. Anonymous. As I anticipated the two names you provided to Dr. Green are not those of DIA employees. The most likely case is that you invented these sources to cover your unauthorized access to sensitive facilities including Los Alamos and SANDIA where you may have attempted to access classified information. I am bringing to your attention this one current issue, but there are several other current issues and many past issues that suggest you could be involved with foreign intelligence services. I have been clear in my communications with Dan Smith regarding these interests. I would be glad to publicly dispute any claim that I have raised your name in connection with the UFO enigma and clarify that my only interest in you concerns national security.
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