Date: October 16, 1996

Location: England

Preliminary findings of Project-MILAB:

Evidence for military kidnappings of alleged UFO abductees.

by Dr. Helmut Lammer Ph.D

Date: Wed, 16 Oct 1996

Subject: Article on military involvement in abductions

Dear Ed,

This is a research article concerning alleged military abductions of UFO abductees, military implants. I researched this topic since about one year and contacted researchers all over the world. Now I am presenting my preliminary findings of this very hot topic. I was supported from many researchers and victims. I think you may be interested in the article.

Best regards,

Helmut Lammer Ph.D. (Space Scientist and Austrian MUFON representative)

P.S. I'll try to publish the article in the british UFO Magazine, NEXUS.


UFO abductions are generally a very strange and complex phenomenon. For skeptics, journalists and the public it is hard to believe that abductions by alien beings have their basis in physical reality.

Reports of alien beings entering bedrooms through walls, levitating abductees through closed windows into a waiting craft are hard to believe for the open minded researcher too. However, well respected researchers have shown that the core of the UFO abduction phenomena cannot be explained psychologically, as hallucinations or mass delusions.

The passing decades of abduction research brought other changes. Recently some UFO abductees told that they were also being kidnapped by military/intelligence personnel, MILAB, and taken to hospitals and/or military ground/underground facilities.

Not many of the popular books on the subject of UFO abductions mentioned these experiences. Especially disconcerting are the facts that abductees recalled seeing military/intelligence personnel together with alien beings working side by side in these secret facilities. The presence of human military and/or civilian personnel inhabiting the same physical reality as the alien beings exceeds the mindsets of the skeptics and the open minded researchers by several orders of magnitude.

The skeptics would rather believe that stories of aliens and military personnel in governmental underground facilities are fabrications designed to elicit attention from conspiracy believers or as hallucinations in general. Researchers on the field of mind control suggest that these cases are an evidence that the whole UFO abduction phenomenon is staged by the intelligence community as a cover of their illegal experiments. The open minded researchers who fight for a reputation in abduction research ignore these stories, since they represent only a minor fraction in their files. I think that abduction cases where the abductee reports that he/she was abducted by the military too, are very important for 2 reasons:

If the UFO community has an evidence that a covered military/intelligence task force is involved in the UFO abduction phenomenon, we would know that this phenomenon represents a matter of national security.

The alleged military involvement in the abduction phenomenon could be an evidence that they use abductees for mind control experiments, as test targets for microwave weapons, or they monitor abductees and kidnap them too, for information gathering purposes during an UFO-abduction experience.

If one of these points are correct, one can expect to run into early resistance when proposing congressional hearings about UFOs. For these reasons I started Project MILAB and present in this article preliminary findings of this study.

MILAB is the acronym for Military Abductions of alleged UFO abductees. I reviewed the relevant literature, contacted UFO and mind control researchers, MILAB abductees and mind control victims all over the world and compared my findings with the comprehensive UFO Abduction Study of Dr. Thomas Bullard.

Helicopter activity in connection with MILABs

My study indicates that generally MILAB abductees are harassed by dark unmarked helicopters around their houses. The mysterious helicopter activity goes back to the late 1960s, early 1970s, where they showed an interest in animal mutilations but not for alleged UFO abductees.

However, well known researcher Raymond E. Fowler reports mysterious helicopter activity in connection with UFO witnesses during the 1970s. Dr. Thomas Bullard compared 270 UFO abduction cases worldwide during 1868 and 1984 while the majority of these cases occured during the 1970s and early 1980s. There are only 4 abduction cases in Dr. Bullard's study where the abductees saw helicopters over or near their houses.

Among these cases is the well investigated Betty Andreasson/Luca abduction. It is important to note that these helicopter cases occured in North America, 3 of them in the USA and one in Canada.

There were sightings of mysterious helicopters in England during the 1970s but not in connection with animal mutilations or UFO abductions.

I found that the helicopter activity in connection with UFO abductions has a trend to increase, from the 1980s up to the present. Dan Wright has presently 10 cases in the MUFON Transcription Project files where helicopters were seen flying in the area of the abductee's home within hours of an alleged UFO abduction.

On average many abduction researchers in North America have about 3 helicopter cases in connection with UFO abductions in their files. It appears to me that this is a North American phenomenon, since none of the contacted researchers in Australia, Africa, Europe and South America have well investigated abduction cases in connection with alleged helicopter activity.

Well known abductees like the before mentioned Betty Andreasson/Luca, or Debby Jordan, Kathy Mitchell, Leah Haley, Katharina Wilson, Beth Collins and Anna Jamerson and many more were harassed by these phantom helicopters. It is not justified to suggest that these helicopters represent the black cadillacs of the Men in Black, MIB, during the 1990s, since some abductees have photos of them and they were also seen by witnesses who have nothing to do with the UFO phenomenon. It seems to be a fact that these unmarked helicopters operate for a secret military/intelligence task force, while the MIB phenomenon seems to be of paranormal origin and related to the UFO phenomenon. Let us summarize the helicopter topic in 5 points:

The helicopter mystery starts during the late 1960s, early 1970s in connection with animal mutilations.

During these times the agenda behind the helicopters showed a minor interest on UFO abductees.

The helicopters began to increase their interest on UFO abductees during the 1980s up to the present, but were also reported near animal mutilation sites and other areas in northern America.

At present, many North American abduction researchers have some cases in their files.

There were reports of phantom helicopter activity in England during the 1970s, but it seems that their interest in animal mutilations and abductees is limited to North America.

Alleged kidnappings by military/intelligence personnel

Most abductees report the involvement of military/intelligence personnel after the helicopters began to appear. Debby Jordan reports, for instance, that she was stunned from an alleged friend and brought to a kind of hospital where she was examined by a medical doctor, who removed an implant from her ear. The abduction experiences of Leah Haley and Katharina Wilson are full of MILAB encounters. Some of Katharina Wilson's experiences are comparable with mind control experiments. She experienced a flashback from her childhood where she remembers to be in a hospital where she was forced into a Skinner Box like container which was possibly used for behaviour modification experiments.

Therefore, Katharina Wilson published an excellent article on her Web page with the title:

Are Some Alien Abductions Government Mind Control Experiments?

A worldwide survey revealed that most North American abduction researchers have on average 2 to 5 MILAB cases in their files. At present, it seems to me that there are no UFO related MILABs in Australia, South America, Africa, Europe, England, Ireland.

By comparing typical UFO abduction scenarios as described in Dan Wright's MUFON Transcription Project with 10 well investigated MILAB victims, Casey Turner, Katharina Wilson, Leah Haley, Debby Jordan, and Polly, Pat, Lisa, Beth, Angie, Amy, Casey and the 6 females with first names are pseudonyms and taken from Dr. Karla Turner's books, one finds some differences between abductions by alleged alien beings and military/intelligence personnel. MILABs involve the following elements:

Activity of dark unmarked helicopters, the appearence of strange vans or buses outside the houses of abductees, exposure to disorienting electromagnetic fields, drugging, transport with a helicopter, bus or truck to an unknown building or an underground military facility. Usually there are physical after effects, like grogginess and sometimes nausea after the kidnappings. There is also a difference when the abductors appear. In most UFO abduction cases, the beings appear through a closed window, wall, or the abductee feels a strange presence in the room. Most abductees report that they are paralysed from the mental power of the alien beings.

At MILABs the abductee reports that the kidnappers give him or her a shot with a syringe. It is interesting, that MILAB abductees report that they are examined from human doctors in rectangular rooms and not in round sterile rooms, as in descriptions of UFO abductees. The described rooms, halls and furniture are similar to terrestrial hospital rooms, laboratories or research facilities and have nothing to do with UFO furniture.

The examination is similar as during UFO abductions: the MILAB victim is not paralysed but tied to an examination table or a gynecological chair. Sometimes, the abductee gets a strong drink before an examination. This is perhaps a contrast enhancing fluid. MILAB doctors are mostly dressed in white labcoats and show an interest in implants and/or gynecological examinations.

In some MILAB cases a military doctor allegedly searched for implants and sometimes implanted the abductee with a military device. Therefore, surgeons seeking alleged alien implants should also be prepared that they may find military devices too.

Terrestrial implants.

To date, more than 3 million animals worldwide have been succesfully implanted with an implantable transponder manufactured by Destron-Fearing. The implantable transponder is a passive radio frequency identification tag, designed to work in conjunction with a compatible radio frequency ID reading system. The transponder is activated by a low frequency radio signal, then it transmits the ID code to the reading system.

The smallest transponder has about the size of an uncooked grain of rice. The transponder's tiny electronic circuit is energized by the low power radio beam sent by a compatible reading device.

A similar bio chip for humans was developed by Dr. Daniel Man in the USA. Dr. Man holds an U.S. patent for a homing device since 1989 that can be implanted in humans. He developed the implant for solving the missing children problem. This device is slightly larger than the Destron implant. Dr. Man's implant cannot simply be injected with a special syringe. Instead, a small surgical incision must be made for the implantation. It is important to note, that Dr. Man claims that the best location for his implant may be behind the ear. MILAB abductees like Debby Jordan or Leah Haley reported that doctors removed implants from their ear. Dr. Man says that the device is powered by a small battery, which can be routinely charged with a device that is held outside the body near the location of the implant. Authorities would use 3 satellites or specially equipped helicopters if they want to find or monitor a person.

By using triangulation to follow the signal of the implant, satellites or the helicopters would pinpoint the implant's exact location. Before Dr. Man's device becomes available for use in humans in the USA, it will have to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

An agency, interested in monitoring physiologic informations of an abductee during an UFO abduction experience would use biomedical telemetry. biomedical telemetry is defined as a special area of biomedical instrumentation that permits transmission of physiologic information from an often inaccessible location to a remote monitoring site.

The transmitting unit can be implanted within the subject's body. Animals have been monitored with biotelemetry for about 30 years. By using telemetric systems as a method of monitoring abductees, the military could obtain physiological data, such as respiration, muscle tension and the presence of adrenaline in the bloodstream.

However, research in observation and control of human behavior and its possible use in rehabilitation and control was done since the 1960s. National Security experts like Dr. Steven Metz and Dr. James Kievit predicted in their report The Revolution in Military Affairs and Conflict Short of War for the U.S. Army War College, that in the near future every American at risk could be equipped with an electronic individual position locator device, IPLD. They suggested that such a device could be permanently implanted under the skin, with automatic remote activation either upon departure from the USA while passing through a security screening system at the airport, for example.

The predictions of these national security experts resemble the plans of Dr. Joseph A. Meyer, a computer specialist of the National Security Agency, NSA. Dr. Meyer proposed in the 1970s attaching transponders to Americans arrested for a crime.

During the late 1950s, early 1960s neuroscientist Dr. Jose Delgado invented the stimoceiver, a electrode capable of receiving and transmitting electronic signals via FM radio waves. Such a device implanted in the brain via the sinus cavities for example, will act as a powerful stimulant when activated by FM radio waves. One can suggest that the stimoceiver has since been modified to receive stimulation from microwave pulses and is capable of wielding a surprising degree of control over the implanted victim's response mechanisms.

Implants were being used on unwitting persons as early as 50 years ago. One well documented case of the implantation of an electronic device into a victim is the case of Robert Naeslund. Mr. Naeslund claims that he was unwittingly implanted during an operation in Stockholm, Sweden. He has x-rays which show clearly a mushroom shaped device in his brain. He claims that the operation was performed by Dr. Curt Strand, who inserted the device in his head through the right nasal passage. Interestingly, UFO abductees report since the 1960s how alien beings implanted them by placing small objects up their nose through the nasal passage and sinus cavity.

The transnasal approach of implants is in common use in Neurosurgery. Robert Naeslund is not the only victim, he is now a researcher of Gruppen an organisation against illegal mind control experiments. Gruppen and other organisations like the Freedom of Thought Foundation have collected a lot of evidence that a secret implantation program is going on. These organisations are in contact with many victims all over the world who experienced similar effects as Naeslund but have nothing to do with the UFO community.

Virtual Reality Scenarios and microwave hearing.

It appears that some experiences of UFO abductees and mind control victims may be explained by an advanced virtual reality technology. The late Dr. Karla Turner called these experiences Virtual Reality Scenarios, VRS. There are alleged mind control victims who claim that someone implants pictures in their brain. If someone has been implanted with an intracerebral device, then the implant operators may be able to implant electronically pictures and memories into the brain of the abductee.

The New World Vistas was a major undertaking for the USAF Scientific Advisory Board, SAB. This military publication was published in June 1996 and is a forecast of possible military developments over the next 50 years. In this publication military scientists suggest that the development of electromagnetic energy sources, the output of which can be pulsed, shaped, and focused, coupled with the human body in a fashion that will allow one to prevent voluntary muscular movements, control emotions and actions, produce sleep, transmit suggestions, interfere with both short term and long term memory, produce an experience set and delete an experience set.

The military scientists argue that the concept of imprinting a virtual reality experience set is highly speculative, but nonetheless highly exciting. If such a technology was developed in secret and exists today the unexplainable vividness of some abduction accounts may be explained by the implantation of an experience set into the brain of an abductee.

Dr. Joseph Sharp and Allen Frey experimented with microwaves trying to transmit spoken words directly into the audio cortex via pulsed microwaves. Dr. Frey's work in this field, dating back to the 1960s, gave rise to the so called Frey Effect, which is commonly known as microwave hearing.

Again alleged alien abductees and mind control victims report that they are hearing sometimes voices in their heads, although they are not schizophrene. Certainly these scenarios cannot be the case for all UFO abductions like multiple abductions, but it may explain a small portion or may play a significant role in MILABs.

Otherworldly Journeys and military underground facilities.

It is interesting to note, that 7 abductees of my test sample claim that they were allegedly transported to a military underground facility. The research of Dr. Richard Sauder showed that almost every federal agency or military institution has several secret underground facilities all over the USA. Some of these facilities are so secret, that there are only rumors about their existance.

We should be aware that Otherworldly Journeys to strange underground places are common in UFO abductions. Dr. Thomas Bullard found a specific pattern in Otherworldly Journeys.

Preparation: The alien beings put the abductee into a protective environment for the trip.

Travel: Actual transit to the Otherworld occurs.

Underground: The abductee passes underground.

Landscape: The abductee sees the surface of the Otherworld.

Museum: The tour of the Otherworld includes a stop at a museum or zoo.

Dr. Bullard's study includes 10 UFO abduction cases, where the abductee experienced an otherworldly journey in an underworld during their UFO abductions. A typical otherworldly journey is Betty Andreasson's experience in 1950. She experienced how an UFO plunged into a sea and came out again, then entered huge crystalline caverns which broadened into a vast underworld.

Less frequently the examination occurs on the otherworld. During an abduction experience 1967 Betty Andreasson passed through a long dark tunnel like a mine shaft out of rock.

Dr. Gilda Moura informed me that she investigated UFO abduction cases where abductees report otherworldly journeys into underground caves in Brazil.

However, these otherworldly journeys are not comparable to well investigated MILAB underground cases. The otherworldly journey experiences have a mystical touch, while the MILAB underground experiences seem to be a manifestation in our reality.

MILAB abductees describe elevators, hallways, generators, conference and medical rooms. Contrary to experiences during otherworldly journeys, if a MILAB abductee will be kidnapped to an underground facility the abductors examinate the victims there.

Some abductees report otherworldly journeys and MILAB experiences separately.

Beth, an abductee described flashbacks that started with her seeing a small flying disk, entering a well lit underground city. The craft flew on through a tunnel passage into an enormous cavern that contained several buildings. UFOs parked in various locations and alien beings working side by side with human military personnel. In her next flashback Beth flew somehow through a body of water, into a tunnel and then emerged from a lake.

Such flashbacks should be investigated very carefully, since they could be a mixture of an otherworldly journey, entering a well lit underground city, and a MILAB underground experience, seeing military personnel. It is also important to note that some abductees have flashbacks where they are seeing aliens and military personnel together, but during hypnosis the abductee remembers only the military personnel.

Perhaps the abductee mixed an UFO abduction experience and a MILAB scenario, or the abductee underwent some kind of hypnoprogramming by military psychiatrists during the kidnapping. Probably the military uses Electronic Dissolution of Memory, EDM, which is accomplished by electronically jamming the brain, causing the neurotransmitter acetylcholine to create static which blocks out sight and sounds. After this mind control procedure a MILAB abductee would have no memory of what he/she saw or heard. The mind of the abductee would be blank.


We must consider the possibility that some of the information we are getting from MILAB abductees may be cover stories, induced by hypnoprogramming processes of military psychiatrists. There is also the possibility that the military personnel use rubber alien masks and special effects during a MILAB.

Katharina Wilson reports flashbacks where she thinks that she held a rubber mask of an alien in their hands. This facts lead some mind control researchers to believe that all alien abductees are used in secret mind control and/or genetic experiments, staged by a powerful black arm of the U.S. government. However, I found some arguments against these claims:

If all UFO abductions are indeed a cover for secret mind control or genetic experiments like the Lebensborn Project of the Nazis, why do abductees report military/intelligence involvement since the early 1980s and not before? We should see the opposite in this pattern, since the mind control technology should be much better in the 1990s than during the 1960s and 1970s.

Why are there mind control victims who are implanted and used for secret weapon tests, but have nothing to do with the UFO phenomenon or alien abductions? It seems to me that the mind control agenda don't need UFO abductions as a cover story, since nobody believes the claims of ordinary mind control victims, although they have x-rays where everyone can see anomalous objects in their heads.

If all UFO abductions are a cover for mind control experiments, why is the military interested in gynecological examinations of female abductees too?

Of course serious researchers should investigate all possibilities and some UFO-abductees may indeed be mind control victims or used in black genetic experiments since the eighties or before, but I think that there exists an other possibility for a motive which is more plausible for the military involvement in the UFO abduction phenomenon, since it describes the MILAB pattern better. Therefore, my preliminary hypothesis of alleged military kidnappings of UFO abductees is:

MILABs may be the evidence that a secret military/intelligence task force operates since the early 1980s in North America and is involved in monitoring and kidnapping of alleged UFO abductees. In the beginning of the 1980s a lot of money became available legal and over black budgets for top secret military projects like the Strategic Defense Initiative, SDI. This task force meight be financed by a portion of this money. It seems to me that they are interested in well investigated UFO abduction cases. They are monitoring the houses of their victims, kidnapping and possible implanting them with military devices sometimes shortly after an UFO abduction experience. It appears to me that they are searching for possible alien implants too. Their gynecological interest on female abductees could be explained, if they are searching for alleged alien/hybrid embryos, since most of the abducted females had missing embryo/fetus experiences. But one is for sure, this task force or the people who are behind these kidnappings using advanced mind control technology which is currently tested illegally on people who have nothing to do with UFO abductions.

Victims and researchers who are interested in this study or have important informations can contact the author at the following research address:

Dr. Helmut Lammer

Dr. Lammer has a Ph.D. in Geophysics and works on NASA/ESA space projects. He is the Austrian representative for the Mutual UFO Network and a member of the Society for Scientific Exploration, SSE.

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