Some of you will remember the London Times story I posted on November 24 1997, URL http://www.ufomind.com/ufo/updates/1997/nov/m24-016.shtml concerning the trial of Matthew Bevan, a hacker who in 1994 broke into USAF computers to obtain information about UFOs. In spite of his confession, the case was dropped, as "the prosecutors decided it was not in the public interest to pursue a costly case expected to last up to three months involving witnesses flown from America to give evidence against Bevan, the son of a Fraud Squad detective". At least this was the official explanation, although one might suspect that the main reason was the authorities' fear that sensitive information might reach the public. Bevan worked under the alias of "Kuji" and together with the "Datastream Cowboy", later identified as Richard Pryce (details in the Times), he penetrated Rome Laboratories, the USAF's premier command and control research facility at Griffith Air Force Base in New York, and gained access to unclassified files at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and Lockheed computers. Another institution penetrated by the pair was Wright-Patterson AFB where some ufologists believe that alien spacecraft and possibly bodies are held. Bevan is obsessed with ETs and told The Times that he "was after information about UFOs. I just wanted to find evidence of all the conspiracy theories - alien abductions, the 1947 Roswell landings and NASA faking the moon landings - and where better to look than their computer files?". "The US Air Force posts details of its personnel and network addresses on the Internet so anything you want you can get if you know how. It was a challenge," he said. Indeed, according to The Times, Bevan's main aim was to prove that alien spacecraft are stored at Area 51 and Wright-Patterson AFB, but "although he claims to have seen convincing evidence of their presence, no evidence is forthcoming." That is no longer the case, however, according to the latest issue of the UK magazine "Alien Encounters" (#21, February 1998). In an interview Bevan supplies astonishing details of the USAF's secret projects at Wright-Patterson. P. 52: AE: "What were the UFO type files you gained access to?" MB: "The information was obtained through the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base computer system. I was looking for information on the Roswell crash, and one of the computers at Wright-Patterson was very unsecure. Wright-Patterson's computers were strange, because unlike all other computers I had hacked into, there were no clear warnings to hackers and people using the system regarding the classified information. The system had a banner which read in flashing red letters that no classified information was to be stored on the computer system. This threw me a bit. I read documents which gave me the impression that they had an anti-gravity engine, which was capable of at least Mach 12 to Mach 15. I don't know exactly how fast that is, but I think that it is faster than most aircraft we know of today. Supposedly the aircraft which employs this engine uses a reactor, which there were a lot of detailed numbers and figures for, but I have no idea what all this meant. I can remember that the documents referred to a super heavy element. The element is the main fuel for the reactor. I got the impression that this information was the type of material I was looking for, because it was far in advance of our current technology and could have something to do with the Roswell UFO. Finding this threw me, because I didn't know if this information was a misinformation exercise. In the interviews that were carried out by the police I was asked if I'd hacked into Wright-Patterson. I was also asked if I had got any information from the computer, and I told them about the anti-gravity propulsion system. No charges were brought against me on this matter, which is a bit odd." Further information is supplied in another piece of text on p. 52: "I asked Bevan if he saw any UFO images on the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base computer system. He says he saw one, but remembers that the anti-gravity engine was a working prototype and is in use, although the type of aircraft was not disclosed. The information was dated around 1994, when the system was originally breached, so it is now up to researchers to try and find more."
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