Researcher Chris Jensen alerted me on another Wilson Leak reference. This time it was found in the novel “Stratagem” (paperback 2006 / hardcover 2007) by prominent and legendary researcher Dr. Jacques Vallee. The novel deals with two friends – Mark and Robert – who witnessed a huge UFO that lift out of the Amazon waters. Their search for answers leads them to many people 'in-the-know’ and through different twists they acquired knowledge about the black Pentagon project on UFOs.
Fictional work is always a great platform to combine reality, knowledge and imagination. Back in February 2006, researcher Laurent Leger heard Vallee’s interview on French FM station. At one point “Stratagem” was discussed and during the interview Valle stated "it is a novel" and added "there is a lot of things between the lines".
Chris Jensen pointed me to Chapter 9 and with a quick glimpse I immediately recognized obvious similarities with the premise in the Wilson leak. In that chapter Mark and Robert met with Colonel Lewis, who had experience in government accounting and auditing. Lewis also had had military experience in Somalia and Yugoslavia. During his Pentagon career, he was involved with internal audits of classified projects. Lewis explained how his office had to track down significant sums for which the “Secretary” couldn’t identify in the appropriations authority. This investigation finally found the hidden UFO cell. The Wilson Leak has the same premise. On page 90 Lewis explains how it was hard to get cooperation with representatives of the hidden project. Screenshot below.
"Stratagem" - page 90
Page 91 goes into more details about the government audit. Lewis explains that his office was ordered to investigate all R&D projects, including the classified ones. Twenty investigators worked on the problem under exceptional security procedures. Although the money didn’t balance, they still couldn’t identify the culprit, so they were pressed to work harder. Finally, they stumbled on a project that didn’t fit into any category. Project managers told audit investigators they are studying ET material and they didn’t want to discuss the matter further. The investigation stopped at that point. Second audit started in 1995 with the same outcome. Lewis explained that the missing amount was in the range of “several billion dollars”. Similar premise regarding the audit investigation was also present in the Wilson Leak on the page 10. Screenshot below.
The Wilson Leak - page 10
Chapter 9 then goes into more details and there we have the key part. The main investigator asked representatives if their program is dealing with the new weapons or Russian or Soviet devices/missiles. However, they told him they are investigating UFOs. Page 91 from “Stratagem” is on the left, while pages 12-13 from the Wilson Leak are on the right side. Comparison screenshots below.
"Stratagem" - page 91 The Wilson Leak - pages 12-13
Lewis also shared how the security budget was five times higher than the technical research money. Similar discrepancy between the security and research budget was present in the Wilson leak on page 7. Screenshot below.
The Wilson Leak - page 10
On page 92 within the novel, we can then see how the main audit investigator tried to complain up to the chain of command about the affair, but was told he would lose two stars if he continue to pursue the matter. His situation got worse after he was busted in the Boston Globe article. This is an obvious reference to the Leslie Kean's 2000 Boston Globe article which was also discussed in the Wilson Leak. Page 92 from “Strategem” is on the left, while pages 14 & 6 from the Wilson Leak are on the right. Comparison screenshot below.
"Stratagem" - page 92 The Wilson Leak - pages 14 & 6
On page 93, Colonel Lewis gives the overall picture of the project. It is in private hands and it isn’t subject to any official audit. It can be split and divided through several companies trusted by the Pentagon. Like in the Wilson Leak, investigators felt strong frustration how the UFO cell was hidden and that they couldn’t do anything about it. There are other interesting similarities with the Wilson Leak in this chapter, but readers will appreciate the most important ones already presented in the noted examples above.
Page 78 of Chapter 7 also has an interesting gem. At one point, Mark suggested they can use FOIA and “best lawyers in California” to “follow the trail of official documents” and uncover “budgets” and “the secret study”. Robert quickly rejects the idea emphasizing those projects are “so secret they escape any investigation”. They are immune to FOIA and their exact term is “waived, unacknowledged special access programs’. Same phrases are mentioned in the Wilson leak on page 7. Page 78 from “Strategem” is on the left, while page 7 from the Wilson Leak is on the right. Comparison screenshot below.
"Stratagem" - page 78 The Wilson Leak - page 7
My opinion is that emphasized similarities from "Stratagem" go beyond accidental chance. This could indicate that Vallee probably had his own copy of the Wilson leak at least from 2005-2006, and maybe before. This new finding gives another value to the June 22, 2020 statement by an investigative reported George Knapp, given during Mystery Wire podcast. Knapp said how he is fairly certain the Wilson/Davis notes are “an accurate representation of a meeting that really did happen". He explains: "It was typed up not to distribute it to the public, but to share with the very tight group of professionals and the NIDS Science Advisory Board. Among them was Dr. Edgar Mitchell. It looks like Dr. Edgar Mitchell after he died, his personal papers got in the hands of members of his family, and then dribbled out to the UFO community, and I think is where this came from.”
NIDS personnel that were listed on April 2002, in now obsolete website, is still available through archive.org on this link.
NIDS Obsolete Website
Vallee’s novel “Stratagem” can be purchased at this Amazon link:
Thanks to Chris Jensen and @TheZignal for their help in this piece.
The Research Continues…
July 22, 2020