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All The Cool Aliens Are Heading To McMinnville

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Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 08:36:47 -0400
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Subject: All The Cool Aliens Are Heading To McMinnville

Source: The Statesman Journal - Salem, Oregon

May 12, 2005

All The Cool Aliens Are Heading To McMinnville

Keynote speaker for the UFO Festival says he removes alien implants

Angela Yeager
Statesman Journal

The UFO Festival in McMinnville brings out the believers and the
nonbelievers each year.

It is the mingling of the serious alien enthusiasts with those
who just want to party while wearing antennas that makes this
festival so unique and interesting.

The sixth annual festival, which is today through Saturday, was
created to celebrate the legacy of the famous Trent abduction
case in McMinnville. There also is a parade and an alien costume
ball as well as a film festival.

Alien experts also will converge to talk about crop circles and
alien implants with the kind of seriousness usually reserved for

The keynote speaker is Roger Leir, a California podiatrist who
has written five books on the subject of alien implants.

He has performed 11 surgeries to date to remove "alien implants"
from abductees. He performs the surgeries for free through his
nonprofit organization, A&S Research. Leir also was a consultant
on the TV show "X-Files" and has appeared on programs on the
History Channel and SciFi Channel.

We had the opportunity to chat with Leir on the phone before his

Statesman Journal: When did you first become interested in the
subject of alien abduction?

Leir: Well, I've sort of been interested in the phenomenon since
childhood. I remember my father bringing home the newspaper in
1947 and laying it on the kitchen table and reading the Roswell
headline. My father had this whole dissertation on how we can't
be the only beings in the universe. And I've always been
interested in flying and ufology.

I went to this meeting of the International Mutual UFO Network
on a whim in the late 1980s or early 1990s. I went, and it
wasn't what I thought. I expected to see a lot of nutcases with
flying propellers on their heads, but there was an interesting
cross section of males, females. There was an interesting
presentation, and there were home-baked cookies, so that really
did it.

Abduction was becoming quite popular in that time. I was still
not a believer. At this conference I went to, I met a researcher
who claimed he met this person who had alien implants and showed
me a set of X-rays of this woman's foot. I thought it was the
biggest bunch of bull I ever heard. I examined the X-rays, and
it looked like pieces of metal in the foot, which isn't uncommon
with certain types of foot surgery. But her medical records
showed the woman never had surgery.

In August 1995, I did my first two surgeries. There was a foot
and a hand case.

SJ: What did you find in the foot?

Leir: The first thing I noticed is that there was no scar on
either one of these cases. I couldn't see where any object could
go in. The first thing I took out was in the big toes. It was a
T-shaped thing covered with dark-gray biological coating. I had
never seen anything like that before, and the general surgeon
(assisting) hadn't either.

The other item was small cantaloupe-shaped thing that turned out
to be a metal rod that was highly magnetic. We received funding
for testing from the National Institute for Discovery Science.
Since then, everything we remove, we have tested at labs.

SJ: So this convinced you?

Leir: I certainly became a believer that something is out there.

SJ: What is the strangest thing you found in someone?

Leir: There is one that really blew me away, even now when I
think of it. There was a lady who came in, she had a marble-
sized object in her arm that moved. And if you put your finger 2
inches away from it, it would come toward your finger. When we
removed it, it was a pea-sized yellow object that was completely
biological. It was not attached to anything. Now, I've done
surgery for over 40 years, and I've never seen anything like it.

SJ: Why do you think aliens would be implanting humans with
these objects? What would the purpose be?

Leir: I get asked this question more than anything. I can only
theorize. Anyone who says they have the answer is not being
truthful. In a nutshell, my theory is I think these are devices
made for monitoring the manipulation of the genetics of the
human race.

There have been studies done of growth characteristics of
children worldwide. Do you know what I mean by that?

SJ: Um, I'm not sure.

Leir: Normal growth characters such as when children raise their
heads, learn to climb stairs, crawl. These same statistics are
accelerating worldwide anywhere from 16 to 80 percent. It's
either an act of God or the human race is being genetically

SJ: So are you saying you think the aliens are accelerating our
development so we learn to do things faster?

Leir: Exactly. We grow faster so we learn faster. We are very
disjointed from our spiritual self, so maybe that's part of it.
We have many lessons to learn before we destroy the entire
planet and not a lot of time to learn them.

SJ: So the aliens are trying to help us. Why would they do that?

Leir: I don't think the aliens have any great love for the human
race. The universe is probably teeming with intelligent life. We
don't have the best track record. We've bathed this planet in
blood forever. But when you get into things like nuclear weapons
that could destroy everything, maybe they don't like it.

SJ: You're not one of the people that believe then that aliens
are hostile or out to destroy us then?

Leir: If they were hostile, they would have eaten us a long time
ago. UFO sightings go back thousands of years. They've had
plenty of opportunity to get rid of us if they wanted.

SJ: How do you feel about festivals like the one if McMinnville
that combines the serious UFO people with the ones who go to the

Leir: It's just like Roswell. I was there at the 50th
anniversary celebration, and there are alien puppets and
balloons. Lots of people came to have fun, but they also saw the
serious side. I think that's just fine. If you took the whole
subject that seriously, you would probably go into your bedroom
and just shut the door forever.

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