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This page uses content originally from the Philip Schneider biography page (which has now been deleted) on the English version of Wikipedia and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. This list of (original) authors can be seen in the page history.
Philip Schneider (April 23, 1947 – January 1996) claimed to be an ex-government geologist and structural engineer who was involved in building underground military bases around the United States (possessing a level 3 security clearance, “Rhyolite 38”), and to be one of only three people to have survived a deadly battle in which 66 American and NATO “Delta Force” soldiers were killed. This battle allegedly occurred in 1979 between Grey aliens and U.S. military and NATO forces at an underground base at Dulce, NM [(c.f.: “The Dulce Wars: Underground Alien Bases & the Battle for Planet Earth” By Branton, “Underground Alien Bases” by Commander X and “Reality of the Serpent Race & The Subterranean Origin of the UFOs” by both)].
For the last two years of his life, Schneider gave over 30 lectures to a variety of audiences across the globe, concerning conspiracy theories in which he claimed to be leaking information exposing them. However, Schneider was never able or willing to prove his allegations (e.g. showing the entrance to Dulce Base). His claims received little mainstream notice, but caused quite a buzz in UFO enthusiast circles.
Schneider was found dead in his Wilsonville, Oregon apartment on January 17 1996. He had apparently been dead for several days (perhaps up to a week), and reportedly had a rubber hose wrapped three times around his neck. Tim Swartz writes that “Clackamas County Coroner’s office initially attributed Philip Schneider’s death to a stroke or heart attack.”
Some suggest Schneider was murdered; supposedly because he was leaking information to the public, unveiling conspiracies. He in fact claimed to have avoided 13 murder attempts taken on his life during the time in which he was lecturing on conspiracy theories. He suffered multiple physical illnesses (osteoporosis, cancer, injuries). Officially, suicide is now stated as the cause of death — which adds up to one apparent and three official causes of death, which is three too many.
Philip’s parents were Oscar and Sally Schneider. Oscar Schneider was a Captain in the United States Navy, worked in nuclear medicine and helped design the first nuclear submarines. Captain Schneider was also part of Operation Crossroads, which was responsible for the testing of nuclear weapons in the Pacific. He claims that his father discovered alien implants in the bodies of participants of the Philadelphia Experiment.
In a lecture videotaped in May 1995¹, Phil Schneider claimed that his father, Captain Otto Oscar Schneider was a captured Nazi U-boat commander who was then repatriated into US Naval Intelligence, was involved with the infamous Philadelphia Experiment, helped design the first US nuclear submarine, the Nautilus, and also invented a high speed camera which showed UFO’s during the Bikini atomic tests.
Legitimacy / Criticism
As with any conspiracy theorist, there are a large number of people who would object to the validity of Schneider’s claims. Many of the things he says would seem outrageous and entirely unbelievable to most people. In response to this, some believers have said that most people have built in “slides” that short circuit the mind’s critical examination process when it comes to certain sensitive topics. http://educate-yourself.org/nwo/ “Slides” is reported to be a CIA term for a conditioned type of response which dead ends a person’s thinking and terminates debate or examination of the topic at hand. http://educate-yourself.org/nwo/ In other words, a believer might say to a skeptic that he or she should have a more “open mind.”
Although it is not confirmed as fact, many would say that Phil Schneider appears to have been murdered. APFN.org – A Message from the ex-wife of Philip Schneider, concerning his suspicious death (http://www.apfn.org/apfn/ex_wifephil.htm) During his lectures he claimed that he had 13 attempts on his life by government agents trying to silence him. Given his untimely demise, it might plausibly be said that this is the most convincing of the reasons to consider Schneider’s claims as having some merit.
When Schneider was found dead all the alleged artifacts/evidence supporting his conspiracy theories were missing. This certainly strengthened the case that his murderer(s) had silenced him and taken the “evidence” of his claims. That the material artifacts and documents he presented to substantiate his claims (evidence he made available to lecture attendees) are missing only adds to the suspicious circumstances of his death. Schneider, of course, is only one of many conspiracy theorists to die in unusual circumstances. Paul Bennewitz, Danny Casolaro, William Cooper and Jim Keith also met with untimely and suspicious deaths.
Schneider’s lectures are based on his claim that he obtained his information from having worked for the government as a “geological as well as a structural engineer with both military and aerospace applications,” and in that capacity worked to help build secret underground military bases, described as underground cities. In an intro to one of his lecture videos, he claims that he worked in Black Ops projects for 17 years. Video of Phil Schneider’s lecture at the Preparedness Expo in November of 1995²
To add believablity to this claim, he shows a picture of his purported military security clearance. As for the original, he says he ripped it up and disposed of it after quitting his quasi-military position. This was said to be a “level three security clearance (Rhyolite 38). “Video of Phil Schneider’s lecture at the Preparedness Expo in November of 1995² All of this might be investigated to determine if the government has records of Phillip Schneider as an employee or sub-contractor for the government. There are those who would say, however, that even if he were not to be found in such records, that this could be explained by the idea that secretive government projects would not have their employees’ records available to the public [c.f., the case of Bob Lazar].
One of his most spectacular claims is that there is a quasi-human-looking alien who is “one of the aliens who has been working for the pentagon for the last 58 years,” and that “His name is “Val ‘Valiant’ Thor.” In his lecture, he points to a group picture taken in August, 1943 in the “ready room” of the USS Eldritch that includes his father, “leading atomic scientists and physicists, and time variant experimentalists” [c.f.’ The Montauk and Philadelphia Projects] and this alien being. Although this may seem to be an outrageous claim, it is, nonetheless, a specific one, and as such could potentially be investigated and verified as factual or not. (This alien supposedly has a life span of 480 Earth years. Could it be the same alien who poses for pictures with US Presidents that are published in “The World Weekly News”?).
At his lectures, Schneider presents what appears to be physical evidence supporting his claims. Schneider presents 4 types of “evidence”: classified photographs, fossils, alien metal ores/Elements retrieved from the Dulce base, and his own testimony. The validity of this evidence is, however, questionable, as it has not been examined other than visually by various audience members.
More generally, there are reasons, not directly related to exactly what was presented by Schneider, that may support his claims. There are many conspiracy theories from many sources, with considerable first-hand testimony, all supporting his assertions. Many people claim there are reasons to believe in the existence of much of these things [c.f., Philip J. Corso’s “The Day After Roswell”]. Such information is not presented in this article however, as it is far too broad a spectrum of beliefs to cover here. For additional information, one might simply search the Internet.
First and foremost, skeptics would considered Phillip Schneider’s claims to be ludicrous and defying common sense [c.f., “conspiracy kooks”]. This, however, as is the case with most conspiracy theories, is meant to “uncover the truth” and defy what is commonly and “falsely” believed to be true. Such conspiracy theorists seek to subvert the so-called Dominant Paradigm with an alternate version of Reality.
One of the most powerful objections to the validity of what Schneider says is that he simply does not prove his assertions with any hard scientific evidence. That is to say, for every claim he makes he should have offered hard scientific data to back-up them up; however, he does not. He does offer a number of “artifacts” at every lecture for the audience to examine. These consist primarily of clumps of rock-like materials that he says are comprised of elements beyond the known periodic table (see “stealth technology” above), as well as high-speed photographs showing out-of-focus blobs which he says are UFO’s travelling at up to 40,000 mph.(see “background” above). However, this “evidence” had not been scientifically analysed. And so, other than allowing audience members the opportunity to visually inspect the pieces, there was no independent scientific analysis to verify his claims. Some may point out that during his lectures the audience asks questions. However, they rarely, if ever, ask for any sort of proof or analytical data, and instead ask mostly for clarification and specification for his claims.
Another major objection to Schneider’s claims, as well as with many conspiracy theories, is that if so many people are involved with these described happenings, then why are so many of them silent and not leaking any information to the public? An audience member once presented this question to Schneider, and he answered by saying that the people involved make enormous amounts of money which they do not want to jeopardize, and also that people do not wish to put their lives at risk by coming out and informing the public as he had, and for which, apparently he paid the ultimate price.
A final example where, at first glance, Schneider seems to have been inconsistant is his claim that military technology is exceeding public technology at the rate of 44 to 45 years of secret technology for every calendar year the public sees. For example, he said, “Right now military technology is about 1200 years more advanced than public state technology.” Video of Phil Schneider’s lecture at the Preparedness Expo in November of 1995². If you do the math, this would mean that at the ratio of 44 (military “years”) to 1 (actual years), it has taken only about 28 years (since Roswell and as of 1995) for the military to achieve technology which is “1200 years” beyond the public sector. However, the math is right on: 44 times 28 is 1232. One could argue, however that his claim was only that the rate of military technological advancement is currently at 44:1, and certainly may have been lower prior to the past 28 years, meaning this extreme rate of advancement has built up gradually over a longer period of time. In any event, despite his claims that the US government has technology that is quite literally beyond human comprehension, this, as most of his claims, is unlikely ever to be verified.
APFN.org – The Phil Schneider Story
UFODigest.com – The Mysterious Life and Death of Philip Schneider
APFN.org – A Message from the ex-wife of Philip Schneider, concerning his suspicious death
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