Dulce research[edit | edit source]
An opportunity came up for Bishop to visit Dulce, New Mexico on an expedition to Mount Archuleta (8,143 ft) in 1988. He wrote about his experience in Recollections and Impressions of Visit to Dulce, New Mexico-October 23, 24, 1988.
Being familiar with the Bennewitz affair, Jason Bishop was cautious around Dr. Gille, because of Gille’s ties with the French Government. Bishop commented in his paper, “Until I get to know him better, I feel that I should be very careful.” Bishop did, however, describe Gille as an amiable, forthright man.
Jason Bishop, his NM contact, Dr. Gille and his wife Elaine, took a trip up to the town of Dulce in northern New Mexico. The four arrived at Gomez Ranch, which is 13 miles west of Dulce. The Ranch, being over a century old, lost $100,000 in cattle over an eight year period from 1975 to 1983.
The owner of the ranch, Edmound Gomez, was very open and discussed with Bishop the various mutilation cases that had occurred on his ranch and on those of others. Gomez showed him photographs, clippings, and letters regarding the cattle mutilations.
Edmound revealed that many times, combat ready troops had been spotted in the area and in hard-to-get-to areas that can only be accessed by foot. US troops were also spotted in areas that only the Apache have permission to go.
Jason Bishop’s primary interest for going to Dulce was to see if there was any evidence of an ‘experimental aircraft’ that reportedly went down on Mount Archuleta in 1983. The incident was reported in the NM newspapers for two days as a small plane. The pilot was supposedly USAF.
The group trekked to the summit of Mt. Archuleta on both the 23rd and the 24th, exploring areas that Bennewitz wrote about.
On the 23rd, Bishop described seeing across the canyon in the moonlight. During his stay on the peak, the group saw two very bright lights on the cliff walls. They also took note that there are no roads on the cliff. “The light would appear suddenly and then fade over a period of time until you could not see them,” said Jason Bishop. Further details about the possible UFO experience is given in Gille’s UFO Report from Dulce.
On the 24th, returning to the summit, they focused on searching for evidence of the ‘experimental aircraft’ that went down in 1983. They took tree samples of burn marks that were found. Curiously, they also found a ball-point pen typically used by the U.S. Government. They also took soil samples of a large SEMI-CIRCULAR area with new vegetation.
In Jason Bishop’s own words, this is what he made of his trip to Dulce:
- “My overall impressions of this trip are mixed. I believe that there is definitely something going on in the area. What it is, I do not know. Perhaps there is a base there. Perhaps it is jointly operated by ‘aliens’ and the government, as claimed by John Lear. Then again, it could be a US base so super secret that there are no fences around to arouse any suspicion… then again I cannot say for sure. I do know that the evidence that we found and saw definitely points to the fact that something is going on in this area.”
The Dulce Base[edit | edit source]
On that trip in 1988, Bishop was just starting his research on Dulce Base. He concluded in his journal, that he wasn’t sure if the Base was really out there or not. But something changed...
In 1989, after the Mt. Archuleta expedition, Paul Bennewitz went missing and then “off the grid” until his death in 2003. Meanwhile, at the same time, Dr. John F. Gille left the United States back to France. Dr. John Gille “refuted” Jason Bishop III being on that expedition, by replacing his name on the expedition roster with his wife’s name, Elaine. When Jason Bishop released Recollections and Impressions of Dulce to the public domain, in the spring of 1990, Bishop omitted his contact’s name from the paper, and may have also excluded his own name as the author.
Bishop understood the severity of US counterintelligence after Paul Bennewitz was put away. Bishop remarks in The Dulce Base, “The following material comes from people who know the Dulce (underground) base exists. They are people who know the labs: abductees taken to the base; people who assisted in the construction; intelligence personnel and researchers. This information is meant for those who are seriously interested in the Dulce Base. For your own protection be advised to "USE CAUTION" while investigating this complex.”
The list of names that Bishop supplied, concerning US officials who are directly involved in Dulce Base, are believed to have been supplied by Paul Bennewitz himself: John S. Herrington—R, 5th United States Secretary of Energy, James Baker—R, United States Secretary of State, Jim Wright, D-Texas, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Senator Richard Bryan, NV—D, and Harrison Schmitt.
Criticism of Bishop and Dulce[edit | edit source]
Norio Hayakawa organized a first-time ever “underground base” conference in Dulce, New Mexico on March 29, 2009. The conference was open to the public, entitled: “THE DULCE BASE: FACT? OR, FICTION?”. It was attended by more than 140 persons from out-of-state, including many local residents. But Hayakawa felt that nothing conclusive had come out of it.
Hayakawa wrote a few critical pieces on Dulce researchers called, Phil Schneider’s Dulce base “delusions” in 2015 and The mysterious Jason Bishop III (a.k.a, Tal Levesque, a.k.a., TAL), the illusive personality behind the “Dulce Base ” rumors in 2016.
Jason Bishop was criticized for being an avid reader of Richard Sharpe Shaver in the early 1950s. Hayakawa believed that Bishop was heavily influenced by The Shaver Mystery. The works of Richard Sharpe Shaver (1907 – 1975) were printed in science fiction magazines, primarily in Amazing Stories. It has been argued that Shaver’s writings, while presented in the guise of fiction, were fundamentally true.
Although Bishop’s writings on Dulce Base may have influenced Branton and Phil Schneider to some degree, Hayakawa misapplied Bill Hamilton, John Lear, Paul Bennewitz, and Val Valerian as getting their information from Jason Bishop. But, Bishop hadn’t started Dulce research until 1989. Bishop remarked in October 1988, “Perhaps there is a [Dulce] base there. Perhaps it is jointly operated by ‘aliens’ and the government, as claimed by John Lear… then again I cannot say for sure.”
Around 2014, Jason Bishop's sister confirmed in a letter to Hayakawa that her brother, Jason Bishop, has always had some type of psychological problem described as a long-term “condition”, a “delusive” illness. Hayakawa found it coincidental to Phil Schneider. Apparently, the brother of Phil Schneider had admitted to C. Gilbert Wright that Phil also suffered from a long-term mental “delusive” illness.
Because of the nature of Dulce Base research involving unethical human experimentation at Dulce, psychological illness might been induced by prolonged research in these matters. Bishop did warn in The Dulce Base research paper, using all capitals: “FOR YOUR OWN PROTECTION BE ADVISED TO "USE CAUTION" WHILE INVESTIGATING THIS COMPLEX.”
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- The mysterious Jason Bishop III (a.k.a, Tal Levesque, a.k.a., TAL), the illusive personality behind the “Dulce Base ” rumors by Norio Hayakawa, 27 Nov 2016
- Recollections and Impressions of Visit to Dulce, New Mexico-October 23, 24, 1988
- The Dulce Papers by Darryl Smith
- WikiTree, Jean-François Gille
- Webb, Oscar. Journey's Within (2012)
- Find A Grave, Paul Frederick Bennewitz, JR, p. 313
- John F. Gille. UFO Report from Dulce, New Mexico - File: UFO749
- US underground tunnels map
- Branton Group. The Dulce Book (1996), High Strangeness On The Archuleta Plateau
- Bishop III, Jason. The Dulce Base (webarchive)
- Norio Hayakawa. The mysterious Jason Bishop III (a.k.a, Tal Levesque, a.k.a., TAL), the illusive personality behind the “Dulce Base ” rumors, November 27, 2016
- Wikipedia, Richard Sharpe Shaver
- Michael Barkun (4 May 2006). A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America. University of California Press. pp. 111–. ISBN 978-0-520-24812-0. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
- Who was Branton, author of The Dulce Book and The Dulce Wars? by Norio Hayakawa, 26 Aug 2016