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I presume many readers have already heard of this, but in case not, I though it was worth a link.

Writing on, Loren Coleman, well known for his work in cryptozoology, writes:

The February 2014 issue Soldier of Fortune contains an article entitled “UFO Mystery Solved: ‘Mothmen’ Were Actually Green Berets.”

Author Harold Hutchison writes that Special operations forces near Point Pleasant, West Virginia, were testing high-altitude, low-opening (HALO) parachuting for use in Vietnam.  According to Hutchinson, the jumpers used luminous paint to be seen during the tests.

The link includes excerpts and pictures from the one-page Soldier of Fortune article.

My two cents is that it explains a lot of what’s associated with the original mothman sightings, but not everything. There’s also no link to any specific government documentation. That would help.

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12 Responses to “Mothman and Soldier of Fortune”

  • Jack Brewer says:

    Hi, Dr. Heiser -

    This is indeed a significant development. My initial response is similar to yours.

    Due to my research of the intelligence community in ufology, I found the Soldier of Fortune piece of particular interest. Unfortunately, author Harold Hutchison did not provide specific sources, such as possible declassified documents, for the information he reported.

    I emailed him and requested he share exactly how he discovered the circumstances. Hopefully he will respond. It would be greatly appreciated if he would cite sources.

  • MSH says:

    Yep; thought of that and went back and added a note. Also retweeted you for the same reason. It would be nice if he had something here.

  • Mary says:

    Really?? They couldn’t have released this while Keel was alive?

    It certainly doesn’t explain everything. Not by a long shot!

  • aeneas says:

    This is an interesting theory, and it might account for some of the sightings. However, it seems to me that with so many of these paranormal/UFO occurrences, there is always a mixture of conventional explanations—often involving the military—and unconventional. If we are to believe there is a paranormal agent that knowingly deceives people into seeing strange things, like Mothman or UFOs, it might be wickedly clever for this paranormal agent to knowingly mingle strange appearances around the time that conventional happenings (like the paratrooper exercise) are taking place. The goal of such mingling is to generate more confusion and chaos, making people doubt and wonder ad infinitum. Of course I think we know there are human agents that gladly do the same thing for their own nefarious purposes. Under such conditions, it is hard for anybody to completely unravel the truth.

  • MSH says:

    Yeah – what was preventing earlier “disclosure”?

  • MSH says:

    Jack Brewer is trying to located any accompanying govt. documentation. If that’s ever found, it may address some of these concerns.

  • Jack Brewer says:

    Hi, all -

    A couple circumstances of potential interest and related links:

    I indeed twice emailed Harold Hutchison, author of the ‘Soldier of Fortune’ article in question, requesting he explain exactly how he discovered the reported information. I received no replies.

    Dennis Dufrene of ‘Top Secret Writers’ is among those who find Hutchison’s lack of citations concerning. The circumstances – and Dufrene’s comments – were summarized in the following blog post at ‘The UFO Trail’:

    Meanwhile, those of us with an eye on areas where high strangeness overlaps with the intelligence community will find Nick Redfern’s recent comments of interest. Commenting at ‘The UFO Iconocalst(s)’ blog, Redfern stated that he believes the Betty and Barney Hill alleged alien abduction was actually the result of Project MKULTRA. Redfern added that he has forthcoming material that will demonstrate John Fuller, author of ‘The Interrupted Journey’, was well paid by the intelligence community to nurture the concept of alien abduction.

    See Redfern’s comments at:

    Stay tuned, I guess.

    And thanks, Dr. Heiser, for facilitating such discussion and considerations.

  • MSH says:

    Thanks for the update, Jack! Good stuff.

  • haibane13 says:

    What do you think about Bigfoot?

  • MSH says:

    I don’t think there is yet solid evidence for it yet. I know the recent Russian (I think it was Russian) DNA research says they have a species of bear thought extinct (one that could walk upright), but I don’t see how that resolves many accounts over here and elsewhere. I’m guessing it would be some sort of hominid primate if it’s real.

  • Mary says:

    @Jack Brewer ,

    My thanks too, for the follow up and links.

  • Jack Brewer says:

    Thumbs up. I just wish I could have obtained a source for the material. If any such authenticated docs actually exist, it would be interesting to see what else they might could tell us and imply. Oh, well… it’s unfortunately not like we’re real surprised at a lack of citation, I suppose.

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