Mysterious Deaths

UFO and extra-terrestrial investigators – Dead


What is this insidious practise of eliminating those who seek or expose the truth? This pattern has been theorized since as early as 1971, when science fiction author and UFO researcher Otto Binder wrote an article discussing a pattern composed of up to 137 deaths of "flying saucer researchers, writers, scientists, and witnesses" during the 1960's, "many under the most mysterious circumstances." Today, Ufologists who believe in this conspiracy place death toll estimates at up to 300. (this was 2014)

The body count continues…

Gaurav Tiwari (2 September 1984 – 7 July 2016) was CEO and Founder of Indian Paranormal Society.  was found at his Dwarka flat in north western India under what has been reported as "mysterious circumstances". 

Max Spiers – The death on 16 July 2016 of the conspiracy theorist Max Spiers caused controversy among some conspiracists, which led to reports from BBC News and other news outlets. Spiers died on 16 July 2016 in Warsaw, Poland, while visiting a friend. Spiers was well-known online for investigating supposed UFO sightings and alleged cover-ups. In the weeks before his death, Spiers grew increasingly suspicious that he was being targeted by unknown individuals or groups, warning his mother Vanessa Bates that “your boy’s in trouble” and that “if anything happens, investigate.” Days later, eyewitnesses say, Spiers vomited a few litres of an unidentified black liquid before being found dead on a colleague’s sofa in Poland.Shortly before his death, Spiers embarked on a project that led him to investigate politicians, celebrities, and prominent business magnates. See Max here in a YouTube interview...

Phil Schneider Phil Schneider was a US government geologist, engineer and arguably one of the most controversial figures in the world of ufology and extra-terrestrial subjects. Phil was born in 1947 and worked for the US Government for years. He worked in the field of nuclear medicine, was involved with the “Philadelphia Experiment”, as well as working for the Government in building underground military bases. Phil was quiet about his work, and his knowledge on extra-terrestrial. However, after the death of his father in 1993 and the murder of his friend Ron Rummell, Phil decided to shed light to some of the most controversial topics in history: Aliens.

Arguably the most popular and known conspiracy theory of Phil Schneider is the “Alien Agenda”. The engineer conspired that the US government knows about the Alien Agenda in 1933. According to the conspiracy theory, Aliens are supposed to take over the world in 2029.

Phil believed that there are seven benevolent alien species currently living on Earth and four evil species. The theory further suggests that the US Government has signed four treaties with the Aliens in 1944, 1954, 1962 and 1979. The treaty in 1954 was signed between the Government and species of Grey Aliens.

Aside from the Alien Agenda, Phil Schneider’s material can be broken down into five other conspiracy theories: the black budget, the Dulce Wars, deep underground military bases or DUMB’s, Advanced aircraft and the New World Order.

Phil Schneider died in January 1996. Official cause for death was suicide. However, the events leading up to the death of Phil Schneider is what makes it controversial. In May 1995, in his speech, Phil talked publicly about the Alien Agenda, The New World Order, Black Budget, Secret Military Bases and much more.

Following his death, neither the police neither the medical examiners finished their investigation. Many believe he was the victim of his “freedom of speech”. His knowledge and his desire to be public, and his indication he will release a book with everything that he knows, all of his notes, photos and manuscripts had to be removed. Following his death, his manuscripts, photos and notes were stolen.

Milton William Cooper (May 6, 1943 – November 5, 2001) Milton William "Bill" Cooper was an American conspiracy theorist, radio broadcaster, and author best known for his 1991 book Behold a Pale Horse, in which he warned of multiple global conspiracies, some involving extra-terrestrial life.

Throughout the late 1980s, Cooper was a controversial figure in the UFO research community. He followed many of the claims of John Lear: specifically, that the US government has had contact with and has entered into treaties with extra-terrestrials which are, in fact, responsible for abductions. He circulated materials on Usenet as well as the old Paranet BBS, notable among them being a Petition to Indict those involved with the UFO cover-up. His UFO beliefs of the time are well described in Behold a Pale Horse.

Cooper was shot dead on November 5, 2001 during a gun battle outside his Arizona home with Sheriff's Deputies, at the age of 58.

Paul Vigay,  (24 October 1964 – 20 February 2009) was a British computer consultant, notable for work in developing and supporting RISC OS software and named as a leading expert on UFOs and circles. He was a consultant on the M. Night Shayamalan film Signs, was found floating in the sea off the coast of Portsmouth.

Ron Rummel

Another recent disturbing case is the death of Ron Rummel, ex-air force intelligence agent and publisher of the Alien Digest, on August 6, 1993. Rummel allegedly shot himself in the mouth with a pistol. Friends say, however, that no blood was found on the pistol barrel and the handle of the weapon was free of fingerprints. Also, according to information now circulating, the suicide note left by the deceased was written by a left-handed person. Rummel was right-handed. Perspiration on the body smelled like sodium pentothal, or so it is alleged.

The Alien Digest ran to seven limited issues, all now almost impossible to acquire. One thing is certain. Ron Rummel's magazine was touching on sensitive issues such as the predator/prey aspect of the alien/human relationship and the use of humans as food and recyclable body parts. Did Rummel cross a forbidden line? It would seem so. But which line, and where?

Interestingly enough, one of Rummel's friends was Phil Schneider, and the two had been collaborating.

Ron Johnson

An equally disturbing and more recent death is that of Ron (Jerrold) Johnson, at the time MUFON's Deputy Director of Investigations. Johnson was 43 years old and, it would seem, in excellent health. He had just passed a recent physical examination with the proverbial flying colours. However, on June 9, 1994, while attending a Society of Scientific Exploration meeting in Austin, Texas, Johnson died quickly and amid very strange circumstances. During a slide show, several people sitting close to him heard a gasp. When the lights were turned back on, Johnson was slumped over in his chair, his face purple, blood oozing from his nose. A soda can, from which he had been sipping, was sitting on the chair next to him.
His most recent job was with the Institute of Advanced Studies, purportedly working on UFO propulsion systems. He had been formerly employed by Earth Tech, Inc., a private Austin, Texas, think tank headed by Harold Puthoff. It would appear he held high security clearances, travelled frequently between San Antonio and White Sands, and had attended 2 secret NATO meetings in the last year or so. One of those meetings, it is rumoured dealt with ET communications.

Ann Livingston

Another death involving elements of high strangeness is that of Ann Livingston, who died in early 1994 of a fast-form of ovarian cancer. Livingston made her living as an accountant, but she was also a MUFON investigator and had in fact, published an article entitled "Electronic Harassment and Alien Abductions" in the November 1993 MUFON Journal. The article was highly critical of Julianne McKinney, director of the Electronic Surveillance Project of the Association of National Security Alumni. McKinney discounts UFO phenomena, believing that what passes for such is most often one kind of governmental ploy or another, whether in the form of experimental machinery or experimental psychology.

Some facts which seem relevant to the case stand out. At 7:15 AM, December 29th 1992, Livingston's apartment close to O'Hare airport, in Chicago, Illinois, was lit up brightly by a silver white flash. She was accosted later in the day while in her apartment parking lot by 5 MIBs (Men in Black) which she described as being almost faceless and carrying long, flashlight-like black objects. She was rendered unconscious. What, we must ask, assuming her story is true, was done to her at this time, and why? And did it have anything to do with her later rapidly-advancing ovarian cancer? Like investigative radio host Mae Brussell and author Karla Turner, Livingston died in early 1994 of a fast-acting form of ovarian cancer.

It is not a well-known fact that Ann Livingston had been previously abducted.

Karla Turner

Could genital intrusions from past UFO abductions have poisoned in some way Ann Livingston's system? That is exactly the suspicion Karla Turner (author of Masquerade of Angels, Taken, and Into the Fringe) had about the breast cancer that preceded her death during the summer of 1996. Both publicly and privately, Karla Turner held up the spectre of alien retaliation for statements she made in print, especially in Masquerade of Angels. How much her suspicions were founded in reality we will probably never know. Dr. Turner, who was in perfect health and had no genetic history of cancers of any kind, died of an unidentifiable cancer on January 10, 1996, after being repeatedly threatened and harassed in an attempt to force her to discontinue her research. She was just 48

Danny Casolaro, an investigative reporter looking into the theft of Project Promise software, a program capable of tracking down anyone anywhere in the world, died in 1991, a reported suicide.
Casolaro was also investigating several UFO "NO-Nos" Pine Gap, Area 51 and governmental bioengineering. In 1991 he was found dead in a bathtub in room 517 of the Sheraton Hotel in Martinsburg, West Virginia, his wrists slashed 10–12 times. The medical examiner ruled the death a suicide.

Mae Bussell

Not long ago, Mae Bussell, a gutsy, no-holds-barred, investigative radio host died of a fast-acting cancer just like Ann Livingston and Karla Turner. Bussell was acutely interested in UFOlogy.

Deke Slayton 

Donald Kent "Deke" Slayton (March 1, 1924 – June 13, 1993) was an American World War II pilot, aeronautical engineer, and test pilot who was selected as one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts, and became NASA's first Chief of the Astronaut Office and Director of Flight Crew Operations, he was purportedly ready to talk about his UFO experiences, but cancer also intervened.

Brian Lynch, young psychic and contactee, died in 1985, purportedly of a drug overdose. According to Lynch's sister, Geraldine, Brian was approached approximately a year before his death by an intelligence operative working for an Austin, Texas, PSI-tech company. Geraldine said they told Brian they were experimenting on psychic warfare techniques. After his death, a note in his personal effects was found with the words "Five million from Pentagon for Project Scanate."

Capt. Don Elkins

Don Elkins was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1930. He held a B.S and M.S in Mechanical Engineering, and a Ph.D in philosophy from an English university, was Professor of Physics and Engineering at the University of Louisville for twelve years, and founder and head of the University of Alaska’s mechanical engineering department in 1960–61. He served with distinction in the US Army during the Korean War. In 1965 he left his position as tenured professor in order to give himself more time for UFO and paranormal research, and became a Boeing 727 pilot, eventually Captain, for Eastern Airlines until his death by suicide on November 7, 1984. He had been investigating the UFO coverup for over 10 years and, at the time, was deep into the study of the Ra material with Maria Rucker. There are reports of negative psychological interferences having developed during this latter investigation.

Jessup and McDonald

Undoubtedly the most intriguing (and perhaps appalling) deaths in Ufology were those of Dorothy Kilgallen, M.K. Jessup and Dr. James McDonald - the former an alleged accident, the latter two purported suicides. The details of these deaths, despite official pronouncements to the contrary, are disturbing to say the least.

Each of the three individuals seemed to have much to live for, all were successful, and every one of them was deeply immersed in the relatively new UFO-phenomena problem.

Dr. James McDonald


Senior physicist, Institute of Atmospheric Physics and also professor   in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Arizona, died in 1971   purportedly of a gunshot wound to the head.

There is no one who had worked harder in the 60s than McDonald to   convince Congress to hold serious, substantial subcommittee meetings to   explore the UFO reality of which he was thoroughly   convinced.

He was definitely a thorn in the side of those who maintained   the official coverup and, needless to say, his passing to   them would be a blessing.

 McDonald, allegedly depressed, shot himself in the head.

But, alas, he didn't die. He was wheelchair-ridden but somehow,   several months after his first attempt, he allegedly got in an automobile,   drove to a pawnshop, purchased another pistol from his wheelchair, drove to   the desert and did himself in.

Astronomer MK Jessup


When astronomer and archaeologist M. K. Jessup allegedly   committed suicide in Dade County Park, FL., in 1959 certain alarm bells   should have gone off.

There is no doubt the well-known author of such influential works   as The Case for the UFO and The Expanding Case for   the UFO had been depressed.

Things had not been going well for him, and he had, it must be admitted,   indicated his gloom to close friends, Ivan Sanderson, the biologist, and Long   John Nebel, the well-known New York City radio host. Sanderson reported him   disturbed by "a series of strange events" which put him "into   a completely insane world of unreality."

 Was the reality Jessup was faced with at the time "completely   insane" or were there, perhaps, forces driving Jessup to the edge,   forces with a plan? Anna Genzlinger thoroughly investigated his death.

Her conclusion:

"He   was under some sort of control."

Remember, these were the days of secret governmental mind-control   experiments which have only recently been uncovered.

Certain facts about the case   indicate that his death may not have been as it seemed. When he died, Jessup   was investigating The Philadelphia Experiment. No autopsy was performed,   contrary to Florida state law. Sergeant Obenclain, who was on the scene   shortly after Jessup's body was discovered, has said for the record,   "Everything seemed too professional." The hose from the car exhaust   was wired on, and was washing machine hose. Jessup died at rush hour, with   more than the usual amount of traffic passing by. He had been visited by   Carlos Allende three days before his death and according to his wife, had   been receiving strange phone calls. The navy was very much interested in what   he was doing; and it is the ONI (Office of Naval Intelligence) that has been   in the forefront, from the very beginning, of the UFO coverup.

Dean Stonier

Dean was the organizer and promoter of the Global Sciences Congress, that over the years hosted many top researchers including Phil Schneider and Al Bielek, the sole survivor of the Philadelphia Experiment. Dean died of a heart attack in August 2001, just a few months after a Denver Global Sciences Congress.

Jim Keith

Jim Keith died in 1999. Author of many books including Mind Control, World Control. Jim died in hospital during surgery to repair a broken leg he achieved while attending the infamous Burning Man Festival in Nevada. It seems a blood clot was released during the surgery and travelled to the heart causing a pulmonary oedema. Keith was extremely worried before he was admitted to hospital, and had confided to a friend that he was afraid he would never be released alive. This is the kind of coincidence chain that raises the eyebrows of many researchers. Add to it that in his 1999 biowarfare book, Biowarfare in America, Keith wrote about Larry Harris, who was arrested by the FBI for anthrax possession in 1998. According to Keith, Harris claimed that an attempt had been made on his life with a needle containing a cobra venom which could induce blood clots in the lung. And Keith had previously written at length in Fate magazine about the CIA’s warehousing of a large supply of clostridium bacteria... the same bacterium which was to kill himself and Ron Bonds.

Ron Bonds 

The Atlantan published books on unsolved mysteries and unexplained phenomena, from the Kennedy assassination to the ominous black helicopters of the New World Order. In the subculture of the paranormal, his reputation was such that writers for "The X-Files" used to call him for ideas.

In April 2001, fifteen hours after eating a meal with warm beef from a Mexican restaurant in Atlanta, after an agonizing evening of vomiting and diarrhoea, Bonds was taken by ambulance from their home to Grady Memorial Hospital. During an autopsy, the medical examiner found copious amounts of blood in the bowels, so he sent a stool sample to the Georgia Public Health Laboratory in Decatur.

The lab discovered high levels of Clostridium perfringens Type A, a bacterium often seen in small quantities in beef and poultry. When it occurs in larger quantities -- anything above 100,000 organisms per gram is considered unsafe -- it can release toxins that cause diarrhoea, vomiting and, rarely, haemorrhaging. The bacterium figures in 250,000 cases of food poisoning a year, the CDC estimates, only seven of which result in death.

Four days after Bonds ate there, epidemiologists visited El Azteca to collect samples of ground beef from the steam table. When C. perfringens becomes dangerous, it usually has to do with cooked meat being held at too low a temperature. The lab found 6 million organisms per gram -- 60 times the safety threshold.

One obvious question is: Why didn't other people get sick too? 

Philip K. Dick

Science fiction author of Bladerunner and Minority Report. Had continuing contact for several years, then died of a stroke under somewhat mysterious circumstances on March 2 1982. He was writing a non-fiction book about his experiences with alien contact.

It was never published, and the manuscript has disappeared.

Tony Dodd

UFO researcher Tony Dodd died, aged, 74, on 24 March 2009, due to the consequences of an inoperable brain tumour initially detected in August 2008.

Tony Dodd had an unflinching conviction that “True UFOs” had an extra-terrestrial origin; the evidence for which he believed was suppressed by an official cover-up of global proportions. Dodd cited numerous apparent instances where he was observed and sometimes threatened by individuals he identified as government agents. Most significantly, he believed this alien presence on our world took the form of various coastal UFO bases, the most notable being located just off South America and Iceland. Tony Dodd also documented various instances of animal and human mutilation that he ascribed to extra-terrestrial activity.

His contacts with police and other arms of government meant that he was in receipt of intelligence and information that few others had access to. In late 2007 he contacted Project Camelot with information that he felt was so "hot" that he told us that he could not afford to put his name to it. Less than a year later, when his brain tumour was diagnosed, he told us that he felt that this might have been engineered in retaliation for the information which he had revealed.

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The list goes on!

The sudden and suspicious deaths of 10 of the world's leading microbiologists:

1. Nov. 12, 2001: Benito Que was said to have been beaten in a Miami parking lot and died later.

2. Nov. 16, 2001: Don C. Wiley went missing. Was found Dec. 20. Investigators said he got dizzy on a Memphis bridge and fell to his death in a river.

3. Nov. 21, 2001: Vladimir Pasechnik, former high-level Russian microbiologist who defected in 1989 to the U.K. apparently died from a stroke.

4. Dec. 10, 2001: Robert M. Schwartz was stabbed to death in Leesberg, Va. Three Satanists have been arrested.

5. Dec. 14, 2001: Nguyen Van Set died in an airlock filled with nitrogen in his lab in Geelong, Australia.

6. Feb. 9, 2002: Victor Korshunov had his head bashed in near his home in Moscow.

7. Feb. 14, 2002: Ian Langford was found partially naked and wedged under a chair in Norwich, England.

8. Feb. 28, 2002: San Francisco resident Tanya Holzmayer was killed by a microbiologist colleague, Guyang Huang, who shot her as she took delivery of a pizza and then apparently shot himself.

9. March 24, 2002: David Wynn-Williams died in a road accident near his home in Cambridge, England.

10. March 25, 2002: Steven Mostow of the Colorado Health Sciences Centre, killed in a plane he was flying near Denver.

Ufologist killed, alien agendas,

Ufologist killed, alien agendas,