“PROJECT SERPO WAS A TOP SECRET PROGRAM INITIATED IN THE 1950S FOLLOWING THE EVENTS COLLECTIVELY KNOWN AS THE ROSWELL INCIDENT. IT SAW THE RELOCATION OF A HUMAN CREW TO AN ALIEN PLANET AS PART OF AN ‘EXCHANGE’ PROGRAM WITH THE EXTRATERRESTRIALS POPULATING IT.”
“All crew members were allowed to roam freely and they traveled wherever they pleased. Halfway through their stay, they decided to relocate to the northern part of the planet, where temperatures were cooler and allowed for the growth of ample vegetation. The interplanetary human crew had experienced difficulties adapting to the hot and dry climate on Serpo, determined by the increased levels of solar radiation.”
“The visitors built a small community for the team,” the anonymous whistleblower wrote. “The only major problem was time. Time was different on the visitor’s planet. I don’t think anyone ever figured it out. The visitors had no clocks. They didn’t judge or account for time as we did. They found our attempts to account for time strange.””
“Despite dismissing watches, the Ebens were extremely disciplined in their daily lives. Every one of them worked on a schedule based on the movement of their central sun. Speaking of suns, it never got completely dark on Serpo, on account of the second star dimly illuminating the sky whenever the central one set.
The Ebens were the only population present on Serpo and they numbered around 650,000, inhabiting many areas of the planet in relatively small communities. There was nothing like the metropolises we have here on Earth. Industry was present, although not on a large scale. All of their food was artificially-grown in large structures in the north. Although there were numerous animal species on Serpo, no meat was eaten and the Ebens found the idea appalling.”
“They did use some of the larger fauna as beasts of burden, though. It seems that intelligence warrants the subjugation of ‘lesser’ living things, no matter the planet. When considering the bigger picture, this does not bode well for us humans.”
“Transportation was done with the help of floating vehicles that relied on a power source that is unknown to humans. Pollution was virtually nonexistent and so was crime. While the Ebens had an army of sorts, no guns or any other weapons were ever seen by the human crew.
Each small community held meetings to discuss and resolve their internal issues but there was a central governing body that handled all the top-level decision-making.
Money was an unknown concept. So was capitalism or any other economic system based on differential levels of ownership. No commercial activity occurred, and instead of shops, stores and malls there were distribution centers. Each and every one of the Ebens were issued what they needed and everyone seemed pleased with the situation.
Things like death, religion, establishing a family and raising offspring were present albeit a bit different from human practices. The Ebens were not immortal and they too worshipped a Supreme Being. They also reportedly enjoyed playing team games and music was not unknown to them.”
“The Ebens did not evolve on Serpo. They had colonized the planet some 5,000 earth years prior to the events described here, after their initial home became threatened by intense volcanic activity. Having mastered spaceflight long before those cataclysmic events made them relocate, finding Serpo wasn’t an impossible feat.
They were no strangers to conflict and warfare either. The collective memory of the Ebens was marred with memories of a Great War fought against a hostile species from another planet. They had succeeded in eliminating the threat but at a great cost. The human crew speculated this was the reason why the total population numbered just 650,000 and what determined their aversion towards weapons.
As a spacefaring civilization, the Ebens were well-aware of the existence of other intelligent species in the far corners of our galaxy. Some were peaceful and some kept to themselves but the ones that are hostile made the subject of a stern warning. “Don’t attract their attention of those guys, we have neither the resources nor the interest to intervene should they set their eyes on your world” sounds sensible enough.
Despite the fact that the official report is said to stretch along 3,000 pages, much of the knowledge imparted by the settlers of Serpo was lost in translation and due to the human crew’s inability to comprehend certain concepts. Although scientists and linguists were chosen for the mission, they found it impossible to figure out parts of the Eben culture and most of their technology. And they weren’t allowed to bring anything back, despite it being the express will of their superiors.
Nothing is known about the defectors. For all we know, they could be alive and well, sipping on longevity elixirs and not regretting anything.
Attempts to contact the Ebens continued until 1988 but the only reply received was silence.
The men and women who returned had been exposed to high levels of radiation for extended periods of time and they suffered radiation-related illnesses as a result. The last surviving member of the Serpo exchange program died in a VA hospital in 2002. It appears there’s no direct way of determining the truth.”
“A third alternative is also possible. Project Serpo could be the modified echo of an interplanetary exchange program that indeed took place, its exact details lost or willfully suppressed. One thing is certain though: strange and covert operations do take place and will continue to do so, no matter what we believe or how big of a fuss we make about it.”
“FIRST LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF. MY NAME IS [REQUEST ANONYMOUS]. I AM A RETIRED EMPLOYEE OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. I WON’T GO INTO ANY GREAT DETAILS ABOUT MY PAST, BUT I WAS INVOLVED IN A SPECIAL PROGRAM.”
Thus began the first in a series of lengthy messages received in 2005 by a UFO discussion group moderated by a former U.S. Government employee by the name of Victor Martinez. The source of the messages requested that his identity remain undisclosed for fear of being prosecuted or even worse. And he had good reason, for calling the nature of his disclosures sensitive was an understatement.
According to the anonymous source, in the early 1950’s the government initiated Project Serpo, a top secret program intended to open communication channels between mankind (represented, of course, by the U.S. Government) and a race of extraterrestrials from Serpo, a planet located in the Zeta Reticuli star system.”
“Zeta Reticuli is a binary star system in the southern constellation of Reticulum. Although both stars are similar in size to our own sun, spectral analysis shows they are much younger, at around 2 billion years of age. Whether this interval is enough for a highly intelligent, spacefaring species to develop is not up to us to decide. Furthermore, the aliens inhabiting Serpo originated elsewhere in the galaxy.
The incident that led to this interplanetary connection was none other than the Roswell crash. Or, should I say–crashes, because there were two of them: one southwest of Corona, New Mexico and the other near Pelona Peak, which is a rock’s throw away from Datil, NM.”
“The crash involved two extraterrestrial aircraft. The Corona site was found a day later by an archaeology team… A deputy arrived the next day and summoned a police officer. One live EBE [extraterrestrial biological entity] was found hiding behind a rock. The entity was given water but declined food. The entity was later transferred to Los Alamos,” the anonymous source wrote.”
“It’s interesting to note that the entity accepted water. This seems to suggest it might have shared a biology similar to our own and also cements the idea that life on Earth might have originated elsewhere in the universe. The EBE’s refusal to ingest food might have had cultural bases rather than physiological ones. Or maybe it wasn’t hungry enough.
Eventually the Roswell Army Air Field was notified of the crash and promptly intervened. After a thorough examination of the Corona site, all evidence was loaded onto flatbed trucks and carried away to an undisclosed location. A total of six extraterrestrial bodies were recovered and transported to the Los Alamos National Laboratory because the facility had a (then) recently-developed cooling system that allowed scientists to preserve the bodies for subsequent research.”
“The live alien was kept under strict surveillance at the same facility. Picture this: you’re being held captive by a decidedly inferior species, you’re the sole individual of your kind on an alien planet and the governing powers house you under the same roof as your fallen and frozen brethren. Now that’s adding insult to injury!”
“Another two years would pass until the second crash site would be discovered. It’s reasonable to expect that no survivors were found but the wreckage containing invaluable technology and desiccated bodies were whisked off to Sandia Army Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.”
“In the meantime, the live EBE had already established a means of communication with the scientists and top brass and we can assume they were very eager to know what he had to say. Yes, he, because his species also had male-female gender division.” (!!!)
“The alien revealed the name of his homeworld: Eben. Its location was, like the title says, in the Zeta Reticuli star system. He also informed scientists about the various instruments and ultra advanced technology on board the two downed spacecraft. You can envision the power and demonstration hungry military officials pressuring the translators to squeeze more out of their extraterrestrial captive.”
“Until his death in 1952, the alien version of Robinson Crusoe (one that never gets to make a living on his own, but is rather captured by the savages) continued to provide information regarding the items inside the two spaceships. If we weren’t so understanding, we could probably blame him for all the triangle-shaped UFOs zipping silently above our heads. At least part of those must be man-made and operated, albeit using technology reverse-engineered from these early UFO crashes. Did you honestly believe aliens are responsible for all the sightings?”
Conspiracy Revelation: 20.7.2020: No.
“Before he died, the EBE managed to set up one of the communication devices present aboard one of their vehicles and contact his homeworld. The humans who oversaw this procedure must have been sitting on the outer edge of their seats until the response came back.
But back it came and things eventually turned out way better than they could have hoped for. They Ebens agreed to come visit! The date was set for April 1964 and, showing that punctuality is a must-have trait of advanced civilizations, they touched ground somewhere near Alamogordo, New Mexico. They unceremoniously retrieved the bodies of their kin and engaged in information exchange with the earthlings via a translation device. English was the chosen language, because they were the visitors and courtesy knows no planetary boundaries.”
“For the betterment of mankind, the Ebens agreed to set up an exchange program. Twelve members were carefully selected for the mission: 8 USAF, 2 U.S. Army and 2 U.S. Navy. Two of them were doctors, three were scientists, two were linguists, two of them handled security, two were pilots and the last one was the leader, an Air Force Colonel.
All of them were given alternate identities and they were effectively erased from all military and civilian records. It was as if they never existed in the first place and that made them ideal candidates for a mission from which they might never return. The 12 went through six months of rigorous training and were given the order to maintain contact with Earth via the already-established communication links.
As per their agreement, the aliens returned in 1965 and left one of their own behind shortly before whizzing lifting up the brave dozen. Their mission was supposed to last ten years, during which regular communication had to be maintained. But the best-laid plans of mice, men and aliens often go astray. The team’s transmissions to Earth HQ were sporadic at best and didn’t always include the greatest of news. Three years into their stay, one doctor and one of the security personnel died. Pneumonia and injury sustained from a fall were the culprits.
Conspiracy Revelation: 20.7.2020: Obviously the medical equipment at Serpo was poor. No Med-Beds and Tachyon Chambers and Holografic Regen. Tanks in sight.
“Five years after they’d left, communication stopped altogether. The U.S. Government was in the dark regarding Project Serpo, of which they had had such high expectations. But then, in 1978, three years after the agreed-upon return date, the Ebens came back and dropped off seven men and one woman. Two were dead and two had decided to remain behind.
They were placed in quarantine for a whole year during which they had plenty of time to debrief their superiors. As a matter of fact, the complete account they brought back is said to have numbered around 3,000 pages.
According to the crew members, the cosmic journey to Eben lasted only 9 months, despite the distance of 39 light-years that separates us from them.”
“Although it already had a name, the crew nicknamed the planet Serpo, hence the name of the top-secret project. With a diameter of 7,200 miles, it was slightly smaller than Earth. It had two moons, the day was 43 earth hours long and it revolved around its star in 865 earth days. The Eben Solar System numbered six planets. The Ebens had established bases on the one that was nearest to Serpo (nicknamed OTTO) but it was a lifeless world.
Silus, another of the planets in their Solar System had its own native lifeforms but none were intelligent. The Ebens mined it for minerals their homeworld lacked.
On Serpo, the heat was extreme (by human standards) and it took the crew a long time to adjust. Water was readily available but food was a problem. The team only brought enough food with them to last for two years so they eventually had to resort to eating native cuisine. At first, it caused them gastrointestinal problems but they eventually adapted. The human body is one versatile machine.”
Conspiracy Revelation: 20.7.2020: Obviously a rather technological primitive Alien Species with no Replicators on Board, unlike the SSP-Projects on Earth, Moon, Mars and Ceres and in our Solar System.
Referenz / References:
“Secret Journey to Planet Serpo: A True Story of Interplanetary Travel”