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SETI Search Over?

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2007 10:14:21 -0400
Archived: Sat, 22 Sep 2007 10:14:21 -0400
Subject: SETI Search Over?

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Source: The Big Retort Blog - Somewhere, UK


Thursday, September 20, 2007

SETI Search Over

In an extraordinary exclusive interview, TheBigRetort speaks to
a Pentagon whistelblower who claims a message from outer space
is not benign.

Clarence Dacre, former staff officer at the Pentagon, claimed
'first contact' with an extra-terrestrial civilisation has
already happened =96 it took place thirty years ago.

Apparently it began when a strong, narrow band radio signal was
inadvertently picked up by an early SETI researcher. He circled
the discovery on the computer printout and wrote "Wow!"

The comment stuck ever since.

But the signal, said to have lasted for a total of 72 seconds,
which bore all the expected hallmarks of potential
extraterrestrial contact, remained a one-off, a 'possibility'
never repeated.

Or so it seemed... because the human race may be about to go the
way of the dinosaur.

Alerted to Mr Dacre's claims by a correspondent in North
Carolina, we were forced to make contact via a combination of
email and phone number relays.

We encountered an astonishing conspiracy that started at a
simple PO Box in Galveston, Texas - and leads right up to the

"Forget global warming," we were warned, "Gone too are those
petty disputes based on nationality and race - for there is only
one 'race'." And although that race may be human if our source
is to be believed this may soon change.

Intrigued... we decided to make contact with the mysterious Mr

After repeated attempts however, when we finally spoke to the
man at the other end of the phone... he seemed agitated - and
far from thrilled.

"I have to be cautious. My pension... it could be revoked.
They're watching and reading everything."

[In the three hour (taped) interview Dacre would not be drawn on
who 'they' were, simply stating that it would soon become
'evident to all'.]

After we managed to gain his trust, Dacre opened up. He claimed
that he had recently been dismissed from a specialist department
within the US Air Force. He alleged that SETI (The Search for
Extraterrestrial Intelligence) was initially funded through a
shell company that was really a front for the National Security
Agency (NSA), which moved to PR mode to downplay the Wow!
signal's significance.

But that was thirty years ago, Jimmy Carter was President of the

Dacre reminded us that President Carter had been a strong
believer in UFOs and he was being secretly briefed by the NSA.

"The NSA simply distanced itself from the SETI programme," he
told TheBigRetort.

Astonishingly however, Mr Dacre claims that another message also
of =91non-terrestrial and non-solar-system origin' was recently
received as early as 2004. "Only it's not a message...  it's an

An instruction for what?

"ET is attacking us by stealth. Using our own computers against
us." Dacre insists. He claims that the US government, in tandem
with other 'friends', know that the interstellar computer virus
arrived from a star system approximately twelve light years from
our solar system. "A stone's throw on the galactic scale of
failing suns!"

The question raised at the Whitehouse is now that 'they' (the
aliens) have the system at their disposal, what are they going
to do with it?"

According to Dacre, Pentagon officials believe that these
=91Botnets' may start breaking encryption codes quite soon.
(Ironically this could be done in a similar fashion to the
Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence project (SETI.)

"The first time in history that we have made =91contact' and now a
supercomputer is under the control of an extraterrestrial source
that we invited in," Dacre opined.

SETI declined to be drawn into the claim that the Wow! signal
had been 'confirmed' over three decades ago, a star system
plotted, and that a second later signal also arrived, quite
recently. In fact it is this later signal that is the true cause
of the =91Storm Worm' virus that is currently infecting home
computers and being attributed to 'criminals'.

A SETI press officer responded, "We use a distributed network of
computers to decipher many signals from outer space. We have to
study all of the data, so we don't yet know if this thing
commenced with us. However, if this is confirmed, and I don't
say that it is confirmed, perhaps it's a way of saying Hello,
who knows."

Dacre responded with a chortle, "The Botnet is closer to five
million...  and growing. Unlike SETI, the storm is working
secretly in the background - so it doesn't take all resources,
which is clever, very clever - and so the host - the computer -
 remains unaware of its presence. That's hardly saying =91Hello'
or of benign intent... . It's learning by stealth."

We put it to Dacre that the Storm did not amount to a
supercomputer, whatever the source of the attack.

He explained irritably, "It doesn't take a supercomputer. All it
takes is a wide range of computers =96 at home =96 and that's what
concerns the Pentagon."

We asked why?

"Having resources like that... .at their disposal... distributed
around the planet from another planet...  with a high
presence...  and in a lot of countries... Well?" He ended saying
"Global warming...  Increased surveillance. This is the perfect
place, a planet that is being quickly terraformed and an
uncaring apathetic species on it. One day we are going to go to
bed and the next... ?" He saw no need to finish the statement.

Recent reports claim that a "Storm Worm" botnet virus has been
estimated to have between one and five million computers under
its control. =96 without the owner's knowledge =96 and is currently
creating a cluster in home computers. There has been some
speculation as to its origins.

So could an =91outside' force currently be worming its way into
millions of home PCs whilst their owners remains unaware be of
its non-terrestrial origin?

We asked a contact based at IBM for her views on the virus. (To
say she was nervous is an understatement.)

"This one's hot... " she stated. "It's more powerful than Blue
Gene, so anything and all things possible it is being
considered. I don't know myself what's going on, I don't have
that type of clearance, but there are people here connected to
the military who have disappeared. I heard that they are having
high-level briefings at a secret location outside of Washington,
that much I can say." (=91Blue Gene' is a reference to IBM's Blue
Gene/L supercomputer.)

Apparently due to its high number of distributed nodes, the
Storm Worm's cluster can scale faster and a lot larger than any
supercomputer on earth.

Whatever its origins the cluster now has a combined computing
power greater than the most powerful supercomputer in existence
=96 which is alarming.

A NASA press officer initially scoffed at the Clarence Dacre
Claims, as we labelled them. But later, after checking =91with the
big boys', he turned rather officious indeed.

"This is not a quote," he instructed. "This is on background."
(In other words for your ears only.) "Understood? Repeat
background." He continued, "I am willing to confirm that there
is debate =96 not 'at the highest levels' as you claim - as to the
validity of a million-strong cluster of computers (or more)
being comparable to a supercomputer. However, I am assured that
it takes more than a pile of CPUs and RAM to make a super
computer. In fact one scientist here says that it's like
comparing an army of snipers with a nuclear weapon." (He laughed
at this.)

"A supercomputer like Blue Gene has millions of dollars of R&D,
tweaked I/O and an optimised operating system. In all, it's a
system with substantial differences to a botnet. As for that
connection with NASA and the NSA...  well, frankly, it's
baloney," he said. He did not want to dignify Dacre's claims of
extra-terrestrial origin with a response. "Save to say, and
don't quote me, the man has a drink problem."

But TheBigRetort had never mentioned a debate 'at the highest
levels' in any of our questions to NASA...  it was aimed at NSA
which refused to comment. Nor had we mentioned any connection
between NASA and the NSA. And neither did tea-totalling Clarence
Dacre have 'a drink problem'.

So, threat to world security, coverup, hoax? If so, to what

After so many decades of looking up to the sky into the far
reaches of outer space and asking Are We Alone, is that answer
simply laying at our fingertips?

[Editor's note. Whilst going to press we received email from the
Pentagon press office. "There is no Lieutenant Paul(sic) Dacre
employed at the Pentagon, or in any of are (sic) armed
services," it read. "Neither is there a Lieutenant Dacre
employed at Nontestcom." An extremely interesting response
indeed...  TheBigRetort had never mentioned Dacre's rank - he
had not informed us of it =96 nor a "Nontestcom", which stands for
Non-Terrestrial Communications. Unfortunately efforts to confirm
the above with =91Lieutenant' Paul 'Clarence' Dacre have proved
fruitless. His phone line has been terminated. Utility companies
claim that no one with the name has ever resided at the address
and the PO Box initially used for contact has ceased. Asked who
settled the bill, the local shopkeeper controlling it said,

Do you know of a Lieutenant Paul or Clarence Dacre? Do you know
of NONTESTCOM? If you have anything to add to this intriguing
story, please get in touch.


[Thanks - we think - to Stuart Miller of http://uforeview.net/
 for the lead]

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