I was sent an article by one of the readers of this site - we'll call him "Mr. R." - that appeared in UFO Magazine, Vol. 24, No. 4, Issue 157, entitled "Alien Technology, The Priest and the Spy," and it deserves being addressed here, not the least because it makes claims, and also because it points out some features of the independent research community that I addressed earlier this week in my article "What the Hell is Going on in the Alternative Research Community?".

The article is by, you guessed it, an anonymous source who is simply called "Case Officer," who introduces himself early on in the article with the sentence "I am Case Officer X, unnamed of course." Of course... yet another anonymous source with yet another story... in this case a story where "Case Officer X" was involved in an operation to find a college professor of antiquities and archaeology who had absconded with an indestructible disk, presumably a computer disk. Here, for our purposes, are the paragraphs from the story that concern us:

"The professor told us that (the disk) was indestructible, so I asked him whether it would burn if I torched it with my lighter. All I will say is, that the flame of the lighter did no damage and after ten minutes in that futile attempt, one of my associates tried bending it and stamped on it a few times." (Ufo Magazine, Vol. 24,  No. 4, Issue 157, p. 60).

Now, this should raise alarm bells to anyone paying attention. Why would a spy and his team attempt to destroy something, presumably the very thing they were supposed to recover from the professor? But nevermind such nasty questions, on the story plunges:

"After a trashing that would have destroyed any CD on this planet, no damage was visible. When we asked the professor what the symbols meant, he explained that while he could read hieroglyphics, he could not read these symbols. He did say they were very similar to symbols found on a rumored Nazi World War II project called the Bell. At the time, we thought he was nuts and, take it from me, combatants will say anything to save their behinds when duct-taped to a chair.

"Some minutes later, a team of my fellow patriots arrived and relieved us. Some were familair faces, others were not, but they introduced me to a scholarly gentleman whose name was Father Malachi Martin." (Ibid., emphasis added)

And there you have it.

What we have here is a story that makes no sense, from any number of viewpoints, not the least of which is a team sent to recover a stolen object, who then proceed to attempt to damage that object, and which later, we are told, somehow included Fr Malachi Martin, whose presence is not entirely satisfactorily explained. But notice something important, and subtle: the article is entitled "Alien Technology, the Priest, and the Spy," the alien technology concerned being the disk with its strange symbols, symbols that we are also told resemble those on the Nazi Bell... guilt by association, and voila, we have yet another attempt to imply that the Bell story is yet another story of extraterrestrial technology, when, as I have attempted to point out in several books on that topic(The SS Brotherhood of the Bell, Secrets of the Unified Field, The Philosophers' Stone and The Nazi International) the alleged properties, structure, and effects of the Bell can be entirely "reverse engineered" or rationalized on the basis of known scientific theories and engineering papers of the period, not the least of which were the papers of electrical engineering genius Gabriel Kron.

And finally, all this in an article from an anonymous whistleblower-insider source! The article in my opinion is thus nothing but another attempt to plant memes within the UFO community: "pay no attention to those researchers of the Bell story behind the curtain who are pointing out its utterly terrestrial origins... believe only the anonymous source, the unfounded story, connect more dots to ETs and the Vatican....!"  'Nuff said.

See you on the flip side.

Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. MattB on January 27, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Even better, Philip Corso’s son says Roswell was a ‘time machine’



  2. marcos anthony toledo on January 26, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Just finish reading Grid of the Gods,and Saucers Swastikas Psyops plus Henrey Steven’s Dark Star great books and thanks for pointing out how humans could live through UFOs abrupt manovors. As for this story it joins the 1930s Black Forrest saucer crash if that had really happen Germany was crawing already with spies of every European powers that would oppose her in WW II. This would have been at the top of the lists of the retrival teams that swarm over Germany at the end of the war. More fantasies for the ever lasting rumour mills.

  3. robert on January 26, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    The name of the project “Bell” (Glocke) could be a reference to the well known poem of Friedrich Schiller “Das Lied von der Glocke” (the song of the bell). At one point of the poem Schiller describes the bell like hoovering above the comunity. A bell should “hang” above and not “hoover”, I think. Maybe someone of the heads of the project thought it was a nice idea.
    “Und dies sei fortan ihr Beruf,
    wozu der Meister sie erschuf:
    Hoch überm niedern Erdenleben
    soll sie in blauem Himmelszelt
    die Nachbarin des Donners schweben
    und grenzen an die Sternenwelt,
    soll eine Stimme sein von oben,
    wie der Gestirne helle Schar,
    die ihren Schöpfer wandelnd loben
    und führen das bekränzte Jahr.

    Read more here:

  4. Jedi on January 24, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Mr X made an appearance in the JFK film.

  5. James R on January 23, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Has anyone ever made the connection between the Nazi Bell project, the “Bell shaped” UFO seen by Buzz Aldrin on the Apollo 11 mission, and the well known fact that Von Braun was heavily involved in the Nasa moon landings? If Nazi’s continued to develop this Bell shaped craft post war, and it may have been resposible for the technology behind the alleged Roswell craft, then who knows what they might of had by 1969. If the stories about a secret space program is true, then this idea fits the picture.

    • Joseph P. Farrell on January 23, 2012 at 11:43 am

      It may or may not fit the picture. I remain very skeptical of the UFO Magazine article.

  6. Steven McIntosh on January 23, 2012 at 7:21 am

    I have your books on Nazi Bell and find them very plausible. I have personnel anecdotal evidence of support. I deliver meals to the elderly. One client I deliver to in his mid 90’s has lived a fascinating life. Born in Berlin coming here as a child and during the war, because of his ability to speak German was in the oss for ten years during and after the war. He has told me many great stories. Told me about a book on Klaus Barbie of which he is named in the book. Anyway, after reading your books I asked him one day if he’d ever heard anything in regards to the subject. And, what happened next was very revealing. This old man is failing physically but still has a mind like a steel trap. When I asked him about this subject he immediately,almost curtly stated no he had never heard anything about this. Then after about a minute he said, “you know I guess it doesn’t really matter, most everyone is dead now anyway. hell I’m 94 years old what are they gonna do”. One day while in Munich, just “one day” there was a huge row in regards to a secret technology the Nazi’s had. Much speculation on our part , contingency plans drawn up, then nothing. It was like our network completely was taken out of the loop and were told to “forget”anything that had been learned and to not speak of it again. Very strange………….

  7. Mel Hatfield on January 21, 2012 at 9:50 am

    You know, in a time of extreme uncertanty people seem more willing to grasp anything that will explain an unknown. Almost concurrent with this “need” is someone who comes along who is more than willing to exploit such “need” for personal fame or profit. This should be expected. Fortunately, upon close scrutiny, these types can be exposed quite easily as Dr Farrell has done so well here.

  8. Dashiell Cabasa on January 21, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Yes, its rather clumsily executed drivel. I’ve noticed a few references to the Bell popping up in pseudo documentaries , trying to insert the idea that the Bell is a UFO. Thankfully one had read your superb book on the subject and was therefore spared sticking my foot right in the mud puddle.

  9. Gary on January 21, 2012 at 7:06 am

    In defense of “whistle blowers”, once identified, they are usually suicided. Any quick Google research will bear this out. I know this leaves the dis-information whistle blowers cover. Would also like to mention that Cliff High (real name–not) from “Halfpasthuman” has forecasted a large amount of whistle blowers would emerge with government agencies down sizing. I posted a comment back on the “What the Hell is Going on in the Alternative Research Community?” article. I listed my full name address etc. but I guess it was a little to cryptic?? How many posters on forums are anonymous? Or would ever reveal their real names. I don’t think this could be quantified (unless you work for one of the alphabet agencies). Even quite a few of the “Independent researches” names are suspect, excluding Dr. Farrell. We even had at least 1 president who had a made up name. And it isn’t the current president.

    • Don B on January 21, 2012 at 2:03 pm

      Gary, I think a very small percentage of the so called”whistle blowers’ are legit, and the rest are double agents who give out just enough information to create an appearance of legitimacy. Also, I don’t think most of the purveyors (radio/internet) of these WB’s are sinister. They are being swept along and have good intentions.The WBers who call in or send electronic messages are not, in my opinion legit, because it would be to easy to locate that person and dispatch him/her to the fishes.

      As to Fr Martin, I have a problem believing he is some sort of spy for sinister forces. He was a Jesuit (I know there are allegations of sinister secret societies within the Jesuits and that may or may not be true) and most Jesuits I have known, again, in my opinion, are honest workers for the Church. I went to a Jesuit law school and have a great deal of respect for the Jesuits. Also, Fr Martin’s novels led me to believe he was nothing other than the persona that he represented to the public. He was a gifted writer, no doubt about it.

      As for the Bell, I go along with Dr Farrell’s thesis. At one time I thought Corso and others may be onto something, but I have since decided that he was being used as others have been used for the Shadow government.


      • Gary on January 21, 2012 at 4:06 pm

        Two people come to mind. William Cooper and Christopher Story (who was a good friend of Father Martin), as being victims of the truth stoppers. But I also have a client and family through marriage that were suicided by speaking the truth about the nuclear industry. So I do understand the fear associated with whistle blowing. That was the point I was trying to make. I always listen and judge using my own experiences and knowledge before trusting anyone, knowing full well that things dismissed at first may change as I evolve.

        • Don B on January 22, 2012 at 12:04 pm

          Yes, and don’t forget, Fr Martin died under unusual circumstances.


    • LSM on January 21, 2012 at 5:06 pm

      “We even had at least 1 president who had a made up name”- Leslie King, a.k.a. Gerald Ford- is that who you meant or was there another one I missed…?

      • LSM on January 21, 2012 at 5:09 pm

        this reply was meant as a response to Gary’s first reply- this website is not functioning 100% properly at the moment

      • Gary on January 21, 2012 at 5:38 pm

        Yes Leslie King. Unless you buy into the George Bush Schreff theory ( I don’t but keep an open mind).

        • LSM on January 22, 2012 at 8:07 am

          “Unless you buy into the George Bush Schreff theory”- you obviously mean Scherff

          I haven’t ruled it out yet

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