Don’t know how anyone else working the sources mentioned in the Core Secrets notes is faring, but De Void is floundering.
In fact, after acquiring the phone number of one of the Pentagon’s 1997 Senior Research Group (SRG) members – that’s the panel that decides who gets briefed on classified programs and who doesn’t – the guy flat-out disappeared. Flat out.
This was just two days after I did a phoner with retired Gen. Joseph Ralston. Ralston belonged to the SRG’s companion group, the Special Access Project Oversight Committee (SAPOC), back in 1997, and the fact that the SRG guy ghosted on me shortly after my chat with the General is a coincidence. But here’s what happened:
Just before the Fourth, I found the SRG guy’s number at an online phone directory and jotted it down. I decided to not to bug him on the holiday, but I dialed him up after the fireworks. I got a recording that said the line had been disconnected. Thinking maybe I’d written it down wrong, I revisited the website. But the entire entry had been deleted – name, address, everything – as if it had never been there. I did, however, find the guy’s corporate consulting contact info and left a message there. If I get a callback I’ll be shrieking in my doorway like those Publisher’s Clearinghouse Sweepstakes commercials.
However: De Void did manage to reach a player mentioned on the very first page of those controversial notes. But even for a guy (me) who has so few expectations from life anymore, the takeaway was totally unexpected.
According to the Core Secrets docs, a connected scientist named Oke Shannon encouraged now-retired Vice Admiral Tom Wilson, the then-imminent Defense Intelligence Agency director, to meet with physicist Eric Davis, the purported author of those notes, in 2002. Wilson unloaded on Davis about being denied, by an unnamed aerospace contractor, a briefing on a special access program allegedly concerning the reverse engineering of UFO hardware back in 1997. When either the SRG, or SAPOC, or maybe both, agreed with the contractor that Wilson did not, in fact, have a need to know, the revelation left a lot of dilettantes (me) feeling gobsmacked.
Anyhow, the Core Secrets notes don’t appear to implicate Shannon in the cloak-and-dagger stuff at all. He is introduced only as the facilitator who connected Wilson with Davis. Even so, it was clear that, upon being reached here in Florida, Shannon wasn’t keen on an extended conversation. But he also insisted he didn’t have many related insights to offer. Although he said he’d seen the three F-18 videos released by the DoD, Shannon added he hadn’t read the 12/16/17 New York Times article that has invigorated the national discourse on UFOs. “This is not an area of study for me,” he said. “It’s an area of curiosity.” (De Void sent him a link.)
According to one abbreviated web profile, Shannon is a Navy veteran who graduated from the Naval Academy in 1966, returned to earn a masters in nuclear physics 10 years later, and was a program manager at Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1988-2000. He said I’d be better served by investigating the work of one of his late colleagues, fellow Naval Academy alum Pharis Williams, whom Shannon described as “brilliant on the level of Einstein.”
Former assistant director for LANL’s Center for Explosive Technology Research, Williams authored two books on frontier physics, and his work on a “five-dimensional theory from thermodynamics,” said Shannon, is the blueprint for the unified field theory that eluded Einstein. In tribute, Shannon and three peers co-authored a summary of Williams’ work that he hopes mainstream science will discover someday. “If we were to build an anti-gravitational device,” he said, “I would think it would be built on the principles involved in this theory.”
On the other hand, Shannon said he avoids The Great Taboo because of all the “crazies” and “hoaxers” and the damage those associations can wreak on a career. The idea that some people regard whatever’s driving the phenomena as “space brothers come to save us is nonsense.” And the F-18 videos, he said, are lame evidence for unearthly tech.
“One thing to keep in mind, and something I always try to remind myself, is if we see some really hot-spit advanced aircraft in the news or are somehow made aware of it, we can probably guarantee ourselves that it may not be obsolete, but it’s old hat to the people who are working on the hot-spit stuff,” he said. “And nobody knows about this except for a select few.
“I’ve seen the images and I’ve seen what shows up on aircraft radar screens, but who knows what they are. I think there’s something real going on, and there’s an appropriate reason to study it, but not to sit around the campfire and tell goosebumpy tales.”
Shannon said too many people are ignoring the ancient guide that describes wonders of an exponentially greater magnitude than UFOs: “You used to be considered illiterate if you didn’t read the Bible. And that’s unfortunate, the world has gotten away from that. And I think we can expect that we will pay the price for that.
“People say things like, ‘We’re not alone.’ Well, that’s true, we are not alone. God and his angels are present in our everyday life; it’s clear from the Old Testament and the New Testament that angels can manifest on the physical realm. And it’s clear to me this physical realm is much less real than the spiritual realm.
“We are eternal spiritual beings. When the physical body dies, we will have an eternal spiritual existence, our spirit will live on. And that doesn’t mean we’re gonna re-inhabit some other body or those kinds of ridiculous things. But the spiritual realm is real.”
About the Core Secrets …?
“I don’t know the provenance of that purported document – I don’t know whether it’s real or not real,” Shannon said. “Let’s just leave it at the fact that I do know both of these gentlemen. Tom Wilson is an honorable man. And if this has embarrassed Tom Wilson, I am really sorry.”