Tuesday, August 16, 2011

UFO subculture and its irrational promotion of extraterrestrial hypothesis

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1) ANNOUNCEMENT....(lecture on November 2, 2011 in Rio Rancho, New Mexico for Senior Citizens of Meadowlark Senior Center):



Here is an important message from our colleague, Tomas Scolarici regarding UFO Subculture:


Many ufologists like Dr. Jaques Vallee and the writer of this text (Tomas Scolarici).....(count me in, too*), affirm the obvious: there are no evidences about the extraterrestrial origin of the UFO phenomenon.

UFOs are a rare phenomenon whose nature and origin remains unknown.

Contactees, deluded mystics, pseudo-scientists and professional charlatans, again and again give us class B science fiction as a fact.

The messages of the self proclaimed contactees are just a blend of New Age and pseudo-psychological rhetoric with no value at all.

The ET hypothesis is basically irrational and doesn’t resist any logical test.
Nothing valuable comes from these “aliens” at all.

Presumably these cosmic civilizations came to our planet to play hide and seek and talk some theosophical nonsense.

Of course we must recognize that the whole nonsensical and old-fashioned ET hypothesis gives some humans the real possibility of making a living selling books, lectures and recycled “wisdom”.

Rational ufologists consider the UFO phenomenon as it presents to our perception, and more important, analyze the so called UFO subculture and its metaphors.

The UFO subculture teaches us nothing about extraterrestrial life, but a lot about us, human beings.




Another short item by Tomas Scolarici:



The word Ufology ends with the suffix "logy", defined as “a branch of learning, a study of a particular subject.”
The whole word UFOLOGY means learning and studying the … (entity???) called Unidentified Flying Object.

Now, deconstructing our own neologisms, Ufology means learning and studying something unknown, consequently the word itself is an oxymoronic contradiction, because we cannot study something that is not only unknown but whose existence is not evident.

How can we learn about something that perhaps doesn’t exist?

Yes…yes I know that some of you will remember the word Theology which defines a “science” that pretends to investigate someone or something whose existence is non-evident and unproved, but precisely, in this contradiction, we find the key, the answer to our doubts..!

Theology only exists as the science of what people say about the presumed entity called “god”.

Ufology should be defined as the science that investigates what people say and write about Unidentified Flying Objects.

Now, diverse individuals tell us totally different and contradictory things about UFOs, and this is essential because probes that nobody knows what UFOs are (if they are something.)

Also this: Ufology doesn’t look for Truth in what people say and write about Aliens, Flying Saucers and extraterrestrials. That’s because we cannot find Truth in the contradictory and nonsensical discourse of the self proclaimed experts and contactees.


If you agree with all this, you are welcome, and so are you in disagreement.
By the way, I don’t believe that governments, cabals and intelligence agencies will spend 5 cents in this big carnival we call Ufology. Enjoy.


This is why, in order to expand our horizon in the study of UFO subculture, once in a while we need to take a look at sites such as the following:


3) ANNOUNCEMENT: New book on Area 51 coming out in December of 2011 (no aliens, no conspiracies):


This is a no-nonsense book written by Peter Merlin, perhaps the most knowledgeable specialist on military aviation history and the history of Area 51 itself.

*Norio Hayakawa

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Gabe Valdez, former state patrol officer in charge of Dulce, New Mexico, passed away!!

Gabe Valdez, former state police officer in charge of the Dulce, New Mexico area, passed away!!:


by Norio Hayakawa
August 8, 2011

It is with deep sadness that I must inform everyone that our friend, colleague and hero, Gabe Valdez, passed away suddenly in his sleep on August 7, 2011 at his residence in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Gabe Valdez, 67, State Gaming Control Board investigator, was also a long-time State Patrol officer in charge of the Dulce, New Mexico area for many many years.

To many, he was the central figure in investigations on cattle mutilations and frequently reported sightings of strange flying objects that seem to have dominated the Jicarilla Apache town of Dulce, New Mexico since the mid 1970s.

Gabe worked with the late Paul Bennewitz from the very beginning in investigating the alleged rumors about an existence of an underground base in Archuleta Mesa, adjacent to Dulce.

He has truly become a legend.
There is no doubt in my mind that Gabe knew more about Dulce than what he reported to the public. And we may never know, now that he has passed away.

Gabe was a kind-hearted, soft-spoken and extremely likeable person.
He was generous and so courageous, something we should all strive for.
He helped so many people with his tireless effort in rendering assistance, almost 24-7, when needed.
May his soul rest in peace!

Here is a wonderful video tribute to the late Gabe Valdez:


Here are a few clips in which he appears and makes comments on this topic:

Dulce, New Mexico and Cattle Mutilations (2011):


Gabe Valdez also appeared on History Channel's UFO Hunters program (of 2009) in this segment, the same segment in which I appeared:


Recently (2011) Gabe Valdez talked about cattle mutilations in an in-depth one-hour interview with Open Minds talk show (the second hour):


Gabe Valdez' take on Dulce, New Mexico is quite similar to mine:


Cattle mutilations had nothing to do with aliens, said officer Gabe Valdez in this Channel 7 report of 2005:



Gabe is survived by his wife, Margie; three sons; 5 grandchildren; a brother; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 12, with Visitation from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., followed by Celebration of His Life from 9 a.m., both at the Calvary Chapel of Albuquerque, 4001 Osuna Rd., NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109.

Burial service will be held at 2 p.m. at Cebolla Cemetery, Cebolla, New Mexico, his hometown.
Reception will follow at Cebolla Community Center (across from cemtery).

For those that feel inclined to send flowers, please send to:

French Mortuary
7121 Wyoming Blvd.
Albuquerque, NM 87109

However, the family is in the process of setting up a donation account in lieu of flowers to aid surviving family members of NM State Police killed in the line of duty. That is still in the works and information will be posted once that is finalized.

Please see Electronic Obituary at:


from Norio Hayakawa

Monday, August 1, 2011

Ted Gunderson, former FBI Special Agent-in-charge of Los Angeles, has passed away!!

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Friend and colleague, Ted Gunderson, has passed away

August 1, 2011
by Norio Hayakawa

Some very sad news has come to our attention.
With much sadness I have to inform everyone that Ted Gunderson, friend and colleague of the Civilian Intelligence Network, has lost his battle with cancer and has passed away on July 31, 2011.

Ted Gunderson was one of the finest, most noble Americans we have ever known.
May his soul rest in peace.
God bless Ted Gunderson for his 30 years of exposing outrageous government crime and corruption.

Those of us who knew Ted sorely miss his big smile, radiant personality and patriotic dedication to truth, justice and preserving the American way of life.

I first met Ted in 1992 in Arcadia, California, in a conference which Gary Schultz and I organized that exposed the dark side of the Wackenhut Corporation.

I heard him speak at a 1995 Patriot/Militia conference held in Palm Springs, after the OKC bombing incident.
It was Ted Gunderson who inspired me to get involved with the Patriot/Militia movement in 1995.

Ted Gunderson investigated the Ruby Ridge incident, the 1993 Waco incident, the 1993 World Trade Center bombing incident, the OKC bombing incident and countless number of covered-up incidents, not to mention the 9/11 incident of 2001.

My friend, Anthony J. Hilder, knew Ted Gunderson very well.
He and Ted did lots of conferences together.

Ted Gunderson also spoke at many conferences where I was also a speaker.

Ted Gunderson participated in our 1999 People's Rally at Area 51 to protest the government's environmental infractions at the site as well as to support the workers' rights for health compensation resulting from sickness caused by the use of hazardous, toxic chemicals:

I can state that the Ted Gunderson that I personally knew was one of the kindest, gentlest persons that I have ever come to know.

He was a gentleman and a scholar in the truest sense of the word.
He will always remain our hero.


Here are two classical clips from our hero, Ted Gunderson:





Important announcement from Ken Adachi, close friend and colleague of Ted Gunderson:


If anyone wishes to send condolence letters or cards, you can send them to Ted Gunderson's daughter Lori at:

Ted Gunderson
6230-A Wilshire Blvd. #6
Los Angeles, CA 90048

(note: this is the ONLY address to use when sending mail or donations to Ted's family. Any other address listed at other web sites soliciting donations on behalf of Ted Gunderson are not authorized or sanctioned by Ted's family. Ted's daughter Lori told me that she did not authorize Ted Gunderson's former webmaster at tedgunderson.net to change Ted's mailing address to "Tiny Stars" of Malibu, California and that any donations or mail being sent to Tiny Stars is NOT being forwarded to Ted's family. Only Ted Gunderson' daughter, Lori, has access to the address shown above and she is not in contact or communication with Ted's former webmaster. If you wish to support Ted Gunderson's family, then please address all communications to the above listed address--and no other)

If you wish to send an e-mail to Ted's family, send me an e-mail with the words "Ted Gunderson condolence" in the subject line and I will forward your e-mail to Ted's daughter's, Lori.



Unfortunately, I have found out that it is extremely difficult to get in touch with Ken Adachi through e-mail.

One place to try is:


Norio Hayakawa