Those that comply with developments in UFOdumb are most likely aware of the e book Trinity, The Best-Kept Secret, self-published by Paola Harris and Jacques Vallee. I wrote solely a bit of about it early final yr. It is the story of a supposed saucer crash in New Mexico in August, 1945 not removed from the location of the Trinity nuclear check, the world’s first. It is based totally on the accounts of two younger boys who supposedly witnessed the saucer crash, noticed still-living aliens, after which watched as the military carried all of it off.
|The Second Version
|Paola Harris and Jacques Vallee
When the e book was first revealed, to say it was not well-received by critical researchers could be an understatement. Longtime researcher Kevin Randle interviewed both authors in 2021, and wrote,
I’ll simply level out that Vallee and Paola stated that there was no documentation, the bodily proof that was talked about didn’t exist in at this time’s world, aside from a few items that, when analyzed didn’t show an extraterrestrial origin.
Not precisely a ringing endorsement. Others had been much less beneficiant. Bryan Sentes wrote on the Skunkworks Blog,
On ending Vallée’s and Harris’ Trinity, the reader could be forgiven in the event that they questioned if the “Jacques Vallée” who co-authored this e book had been the identical “Jacques Vallée” credited with writing Revelations or the just lately re-issued Passport to Magonia. The place the final quantity is, not less than in sure circles, highly-prized for being creative and groundbreaking and Revelations is a focussed, important examination of the tales about alien abduction, crashed alien craft and lifeless aliens, secret alien bases and cattle mutilation, Trinity is an unfocussed, raggedly-composed, eye-rollingly credulous mess of a e book.
It might be a tedious train to catalogue its manifold failings. Whereas Vallée speaks of himself as a scientist and even imagines scientists studying the e book (286), Trinity isn’t any work of science, scholarship, and even investigative journalism. Certainly, it reads like a primary draft, in sore want of a radical enhancing for content material and construction, not to mention a proof-reading.
And Jason Colavito wrote,
The San Antonio crash story is quite unbelievable, even by UFO requirements. In keeping with the commonest model of the story, Jose Padilla and Reme Baca, then aged 9 and seven, witnessed an almost thirty-foot-long spacecraft crash into the desert. They ran to the crash web site and noticed two little males emerge and start working about in a panic. One of many boys took a chunk of particles from the crash web site. Then, the U.S. Military arrived, constructed a street out to the crash web site, and retrieved the spaceship. The boys by no means knew what grew to become of the little males from contained in the ship.
So the Trinity UFO Crash story was on fairly skinny ice, from the time of its launch in Might, 2021. However now it has been blown aside fully. A really diligent researcher named Douglas Dean Johnson has dropped an entire boxcar of dynamite on the yarn, and blown it to smithereens. Johnson did the analysis that Vallee and Harris ought to have completed earlier than publishing this outlandish story.
I first heard of Johnson about two years in the past, when he sent me material critical of the UFO claims of Ray Stanford. Now he has revealed a very careful and detailed refutation of the principal claims of the Trinity Crash story, mortally wounding it. He writes,
This text, Crash Story: The Trinity UFO Crash Hoax, and the linked Crash Story File sequence, are based mostly on my journalistic investigations (extending over three months, as of Might 1, 2023). I current in depth documentation establishing that every one three of the claimed “eyewitness” sources – Baca, Padilla, Brophy — have propagated lies and/or fantasies which might be completely deadly to their credibility. As a result of I’ve demonstrated, for my part, that the three major sources have all engaged in a number of gross fabrications, it might be folly to connect any credence no matter to any of the oft-conflicting variations of the UFO crash-recovery occasions that they’ve described….
the Trinity UFO-crash story is a story dreamed up by a serial pretender, Remigio (Reme) Baca, AKA “Ray Baca,” now deceased– who faked a historical past as a political “kingmaker” and senior aide to a governor, and fabricated a narrative about viewing an ultra-secret authorities file about his faux UFO crash. Baca enlisted a person who faked a historical past as a police officer and wounded veteran, Joseph Lopez (Jose) Padilla. These two fakers hijacked the names and personas of an actual policeman (Eddie Apodaca) and an actual governor (Dixy Lee Ray) as characters of their shoddy work of fiction…. The story has grown and morphed over a 20-year interval. The present Vallee-Harris presentation incorporates claims that flatly contradict early statements by Baca and Padilla which were neglected, ignored, or forgotten.
Johnson’s findings had been for essentially the most half embraced by the UFO neighborhood. Journalist Billy Cox, a staunch UFO promoter, wrote “Based mostly on three months’ price of scouring public information, contemporaneous newspaper articles, myriad podcasts and consultations with consultants, Johnson’s fact-checking revelations are completely devastating.” And Kevin Randle wrote that Johnson’s research “needs to be the stake within the coronary heart of this story.”
For a couple of weeks, everybody questioned – what would Vallee and Harris say about this? Would Vallee admit his errors, apologize, and transfer on? Harris herself in fact stated nothing, then on May 15 she published a reply from Vallee to Johnson on her website. Vallee writes that the historical past of UFO analysis
is affected by interminable fights, meaningless boastings and pretentious proclamations, extra usually designed to denigrate an opponent than to raise a debate.
The assault in opposition to the work that Mrs. Harris and I’ve carried out in New Mexico since 2018 with the steerage of a scientific analysis group is a working example.
There was no “assault” in something Johnson wrote; he was merely noting the discrepancies between what V&H wrote, and verifiable info. And Lord is aware of that one must not ever dispute “the steerage of a scientific analysis group”!! Vallee continues,
The accusation of naivety and negligence in opposition to us made in « Crash Story » is inaccurate: As the first writer, I solely used the recorded knowledge originating from Reme Baca when it might be in contrast and verified in opposition to different statements of truth. Why assist the fictional story that our e book depends totally on Baca’s model of the story ? That’s merely inaccurate.
To which Johnson replies with a quote that’s in each editions of Trinity:
From “Trinity: The Greatest-Stored Secret” (1st Ed. p. 317; 2nd Ed. p. 337): “The first reference to the occasions described right here [in Trinity] is a monograph by Reme Baca and Jose Padilla, entitled, Born on the Fringe of Floor Zero…”
So Vallee apparently doesn’t even keep in mind what he wrote about his personal sources.
This course takes us again to the early days of contact and the messages given to early contactees. It examines the geopolitical construction of the world in a chilly conflict period. It focuses on the enormous Rock conventions and the mission of individuals like George Van Tassel , Howard Menger and George Adamski. Then the course will shift to current day human alien contacts in each Italy and Latin America. Contactees resembling Sixto Paz, Ricardo Gonzales and Luis Fernando have given us messages concerning the shift that’s going down and the present evolution of man within the context of an inhabited cosmos.
Bought that? The messages from the House Folks given to “Traditional” contactees like Adamski and Menger had been genuine, and so are these of later contactees, as nicely. How Vallee may merely ignore such absurdity strongly means that his discernment, his reasoning, just isn’t what it was.
Additionally, in studying Forbidden Science, one is consistently reminded how shut Vallee was along with his spouse Janine, who died in 2010. Her dying will need to have been an incredible blow to him. One suspects that Janine’s dying, mixed with age-related psychological points, has left Vallee in a quite weak state, vulnerable to being unduly influenced by others. The actual fact is that Vallee, come September, will likely be 84, and psychological confusion and decline is extraordinarily widespread amongst individuals of that age. It might be ironic if Vallee’s fame in UFO historical past had been to be largely decided by this absurd screed written in his dotage. It’s paying homage to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his silly embrace, in his outdated age, of the Cottingley Fairies.
Replace Might 20, 2023: Douglas Dean Johnson has completed it once more!
Lower than a yr earlier than going public with what grew to become the Jacques Vallee-Paola Harris story of the 1945 crash of an avocado-shaped UFO, Reme Baca was tape-recorded peddling a really completely different story a few boyhood encounter that he and Jose Padilla had with a really completely different form of UFO: a story of their discovery of a classical flying saucer, crashed– in 1946. And that is simply the beginning.
Reme Baca contacted Roswell writer Tom Carey peddling a unique “crashed saucer” yarn. This one came about in 1946, not 1945, and concerned completely different circumstances. Johnson posts the recording and the transcript. There isn’t a ‘wiggling away’ from this one.
I ponder what rationalization Jacques Vallee will use to dismiss this one? 😄