Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Paul Epley's 'Disclosure'

In 2010 a retired U.S. Army veteran name Paul Epley made a 'deathbed confession.' This disclosure included several supposed covert operations and classified incidents that he claimed to be involved with. Epley served in the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1955. He was a master sergeant, a first sergeant, a company commander and worked for the government. Because of his clandestine assignments, the government/military refused to acknowledge his service and denied him benefits even after 21 legal appeals were made by his attorneys. No matter what steps he took, his records and benefits were denied until 50 years after the end of the Korean War which was in 2003. His disclosure is an incredible revelation, if true.

When Paul Epley finally talked publically about some of his secret military activities, his story ended up in a small North Carolina newspaper. He states that two weeks later, two FBI men showed up where he was working and said, “If you don’t keep your mouth shut, we’ll shut it.”

That was in the 1990s, but in 2010 Paul no longer cared if they killed him. He was 80 years old, fighting cancer and wants to get three things off his conscience. On August 8, 2010, a reporter and crew were invited to his home to record stories that had haunted him nearly his entire life. They were given access to documents and an earlier video that originally wasn't to be released until after his death. The following information was provided during the interview...including the reporter's summation:

'I saw a live Roswell alien'

In the summer of 1950, Paul was in the U.S. Army and working at Camp Wallace on the James River in Virginia. One day, for reasons he no longer can recall, he went to Camp Peary near Williamsburg, Virginia. While there, he recognized an MP guarding a bunker; they had served in Guam together.

“I went down and asked him what he was guarding,” says Paul, “and he said I can’t show you. So I kept talking to him and he said, ‘All right, I’ll give you a brief look at it.’ So he opened the door.”

Behind the door, just 15 to 20 feet from him, was an alien standing in a small cage with a base that was only three to four feet square. The alien was about 4 ½ feet tall and only wearing briefs.

What caught Paul’s eye the most was the alien’s skin color which he described as “an old orange-gray, dead-looking color.” Despite the color, Paul assured us it was alive and seemed to be aware of his presence.

Though smaller and skinnier, Paul found the alien’s features remarkably human-like. The shape of the head, ears, eyes, nose, chest, arms and legs were all similar to those of a human being. He did say the alien was almost bald with just a little bit of hair. He also noticed the alien’s fingers were longer than those of a human being.

After viewing the alien for several minutes, Paul left the bunker. He recalls the guard saying “that was the fifth one from Roswell” and “they were taking it up north somewhere.” In an earlier interview, Paul explained that the alien was transported from Roswell, New Mexico to Fort Hood, Texas before arriving at Camp Peary, Virginia. “At that time,” Paul adds, “Camp Peary was the most secret place that we had in America. I didn’t know much because I didn’t stay there long, but I know you had to have top secret (clearance) to get in.”

NOTE: Camp Peary is known as 'The Farm'. Officially it is referred to as the Armed Forces Experimental Training Activity (AFETA) under the auspices of the Department of Defense, but it is widely believed to be the location of a covert CIA training facility. During the 1950's, the Navy secured the location and access required high-security clearance...Lon

Military Assassin

This part of Paul’s story has haunted him since the Korean War ended in 1953. Since then, he has nightly nightmares, suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and must take medication to help calm his nerves.

A simple 18-year-old country boy from North Carolina wasn’t prepared for what he got into when he joined the U.S. Army. During basic training, he severely broke his ankle and was going to be discharged. Paul, however, wanted to be a soldier and pleaded to remain in the service. The military agreed to let him stay and do only light duties - with one condition. He had to do anything he was asked without question.

That agreement pretty much destroyed his life. When the Korean War was ending, the United States didn’t want the North Koreans, the ones who had helped the U.S. during the war, to return to their homes. There was concern they would reveal U.S. intelligence information to the North Korean government/military. The solution was to assassinate the Korean allies and make it look like they’d died in combat.

Time and time again, he carried out assassination orders. Typically, he was told a “prisoner of war” was escaping and to shoot him dead, roll him in a trench and then toss in a grenade so it would look like a combat death.

Within a two or three week period, he also was taught to fly a plane – but not how to land it. His mission was to crash a plane into a desolate island and bail out before impact. When he went to the back of the plane to jump, he saw bound Koreans in the cargo section including two women. Yes, Paul says, the crash was to make their deaths look accidental.

Asked to Assassinate Martin Luther King

In 1967, long after Paul was discharged from the U.S. Army, he was called to a meeting at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. Because of the nature of what he wishes to reveal, here are Paul’s exact words:

PAUL: “I had to run up to Langley. So I got up there, went in the meeting. They was two civilians and two colonels – an Air Force colonel and an Army colonel. They sat down there and talked, didn’t say no name or nothing, but they talked about what all was going on in the country and that they had one person that they had to get rid of. Everybody knowed who it was from the way they was talking, all this stuff in Rocksville (Little Rock?), down south and everything. They was talking about Martin Luther King. That was in ’67 in the summer and they wanted me to help them. And I told them that I had a good job, raising a family and didn’t want nothing else to do with it. But they sure approached me and tried to get me to help them.”

QUESTION: “In your mind, do you feel like they were asking you to help with an assassination hit on Martin Luther King?”

PAUL: “Right. That’s exactly what they wanted.”

QUESTION: “Do you have any idea why they wanted to get rid of him?”

PAUL: “ ’Cause there was so much trouble going on with the Blacks.”

QUESTION: “And they thought that would fix it?”

PAUL: “Well, it did.”

NOTE: There was an unedited 21-minute recording made with Paul Epley and his son Kendall. It was taped on August 8, 2010 at the Epley home. An additional video was taped at the end of this interview to clarify information. I have not been able to find the recording or video online. Is Epley's disclosure true? I'm not going to say that Mr. Epley was spinning a yarn, but some of the scenarios and information just don't fit. Unlike other 'deathbed confessions,' this particular disclosure just doesn't pass the smell test IMO...Lon

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  1. I agree with Lon on the Epley disclosure. The story just did not sound or feel truthful. The first thing that gave me pause was the fact that Epley was in the military for at most 7 years. The "resume" of his ranks and jobs is questionable. First Sergeant is not a rank. It is a job description. The order to do anything asked without question does not make sense. The medical discharge does not add up. If he were injured bad enough he would have been discharged period! The army would not keep someone and give them "light duty" especially during a war. Being an assassin is far from light duty. I do not think one could beg to get a deferment from a medical discharge. Another thing that stuck out in my mind was the plane with the "bound" Koreans in the cargo area. How would a group of bound dead people look like an accidental death? One look at a woman with her feet and/or hands tied and it would rule out an accident which would defeat the entire purpose of the flight. Also, the MLK story does not sound right. Why would the government call in a 7 years experienced "retiree" after a 12 year absence from the service? Also, this would not be a direct military project but instead the CIA would likely handle something as sensitive as the MLK assassination. It would certainly NOT be handled by two active duty colonels. These are just a few of the things that stood out to me and there are more details that are highly questionable. I feel like the story is a deliberate hoax perpetrated by somebody along the way.

  2. I'm on the fence on this one. It sounds possibly believable in some areas. Not so much so in others.

    I'd like to think a man with the kind of history he's lived would finally want to be honest and forthcoming to the public. But I just don't know...On the other hand, why would he make all these things up, what kind of attention does a dying man in his eighties really want? I'm just not seeing what kind of payout this deathbed confession would make for him or his entire family. Same reason why a lot of people today don't want to come forward with their encounters/stories, afraid of nothing but ridicule everywhere.

  3. Though this guy's, Epley, story might not be true, you can bet that other disclosure stories are, like most of Dulce.


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