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Bob Lazar, Area 51 & the FBI

Jeremy Corbell’s latest documentary Bob Lazar, UFOs and Area 51 is intended to give an updated overview to the claims and story of Bob Lazar, arguably the most famous ‘UFO whistleblower’ in the world.

One of these updates involves an FBI raid conducted at Lazar’s company United Nuclear in 2017, which in the film is used as “evidence” that the powers that be are still keeping a eye on the (allegedly) former member of the secret reverse engineering program of alien technology.

The video above shows Lazar explaining his puzzlement at the “sheer amount of people” that were involved in the searching of his company’s office —“FBI, state police and a few other agencies” according to him.

The federal agents explained to Lazar they were specifically looking for paperwork related to the purchase of potential toxic materials by one of Lazar’s clients from 2 years ago; but in several radio interviews both Corbell and Lazar had implied the “real” reason behind the raid and the radio surveillance was because the government might have been looking for the small sample of element 115 Lazar managed to ‘smuggle out’ of the S-4 hangar where the government was keeping the recovered flying saucers he and his co-workers were studying. A claim that seems far-fetched to the extreme if we vet it against the rest of the information Lazar has provided over the years: Supposedly the security measures at S-4 were so extreme no-one was allowed to go to the bathroom without an armed escort, and all the people working there were not allowed to talk to anyone who wasn’t part of their own division, and yet we’re supposed to believe Lazar was able to steal a piece of what would be the most valuable and exotic material in the planet like it was an office stapler?

The raid would have remained like a new footnote in the Lazar mythology, were it not for the diligent work of Tim McMillan, a retired law enforcement agent who’s taken a recent interest in the UFO phenomenon, and decided to investigate the Lazar story with a fresh perspective and using his expertise in crime investigation. In this very detailed blog entry McMillan explains how he decided to test Lazar’s claims by way of requesting a copy of any information pertaining to the FBI search that took place in July of 2017 to the Laingsburg Michigan Police Department, which also collaborated with the operation –McMillan knew a small-town police office would be far more forthcoming with the information than a federal agency, and the process much more expeditious (it only took less than 48 hours for them to respond and send him a copy of their “agency assist” report) Click here to see the PDF.

The report specifies the reason behind the search was due to an ongoing murder investigation, and –according to McMillan– the likeliest candidate would be the death of 31-year-old Janel Sturzl in Houghton, Michigan, who in 2015 was poisoned with thallium sulfate. The FBI was therefore looking through Lazar’s records to see if the murderer had acquired the toxic chemical through United Nuclear –and it’s also the reason why the agents conducted the search using HAZMAT suits. Not only that, but McMillan thinks the uncommon manner in which the Feds and the local police behaved (including the close surveillance prior to the raid itself) suggests Lazar himself might was seen by the authorities as a possible suspct —not of the murder of Sturzl herself, but of selling illegal chemical substances:

The report’s author suggests the FBI’s goal was not to simply obtain copies of sales records for past client purchases; as it’s been implied. Instead, the FBI’s intent was to physically search the property of United Nuclear Scientific for contraband – namely toxic poisons. Confirmation this isn’t simply a “records check” is further supported by the fact the report describes the pre-op briefing and actual execution of the search, with a HAZMAT team going in to clear the building before other investigators conducted the search.

The most compelling evidence of the FBI’s discerning view of Bob Lazar comes from statements of Lazar being observed by “the surveillance team” leave his home and arrive at United Nuclear Scientific on the day of the search. To be clear, this means the FBI either had one surveillance team monitoring and following Lazar from his home to work; or they had two separate surveillance teams stationed near his home and business. Regardless of which is correct, coordinated surveillance is NOT common practice for how law enforcement attempts to collect evidence from witnesses not, at least peripherally, suspected of involvement in criminal acts.

Since Lazar is still a free man, one would assume the FBI did not find anything incriminatory in the premises of United Nuclear –much less a little piece of “alien warp drive fuel”…

Even though McMillan’s theory that the search at United Nuclear is connected to the Sturzl murder remains only that, his arguments seem solid. So, can we close the chapter on this newer anecdote of the Lazar saga? Lazar’s skeptics would no doubt say “Yes” and see the raid as just another instance in which the bespectacled ‘cosmic whistleblower’ spun circumstantial events in his favor; whereas his advocates would probably take the conspiracy “get out of jail” card and view the search as yet another ‘cover-up’ of the truth (these are after all the same people who still believe the government ‘erased’ Lazar’s school records); whereas I would probably take the third ‘excluded middle’ route, and speculate whether this was a new ‘gaslighting’ op performed to keep Lazar paranoid and spewing disinformation, now that he’s once again attracting public attention.

McMillan himself remains refreshingly agnostic to the whole thing, and views this particular incident as an indicator that EVERYTHING about the Lazar story is infused with ambiguity:

The Bob Lazar raid isn’t just situational symbolism for the UFO phenomena because it leaves those who seek the truth left holding nothing more concrete than shreds of subjective ideological beliefs. Instead, it is embodiment of the only uniformity I’ve come to find during my examination of anomalous phenomena. Whatever, “it” is, seems to function like a technological reality generator. In the case of the Bob Lazar raid, two different persons will look at the Laingsburg Police report and end up walking away with two completely different perspectives.

One will sit back and see the atypical nature of the FBI’s search of United Nuclear Scientific as vindication of Bob Lazar’s claims of having worked on secret UFO technology, and the government’s commitment to keep this extraterrestrial Pandora’s Box closed.

Conversely, another will say how the report confirms Bob Lazar as a ne’er-do-well, seemingly surrounded by nefarious happenstances, and exactly the type of person who would create the whole Area-15/alien technology hoax.

Into the ether of collective consciousness, these different perceptions of the same exact event, will give birth to two contrasting realities. It is as if whether physical, immaterial, spiritual, extraterrestrial, or whatever one believes, the non-localistic and dualistic lack of definition seems to be the phenomena’s most distinguishing purpose.

Well said. If only Corbell had chosen to adopt such a level of objectivity, instead of appointing himself as Lazar’s new PR agent and bringing him to all sorts of public screenings of his film –and now it seems even the fabled invitation to Joe Rogan’s podcast is closer to become a reality.

Let’s see if Joe asks them about the FBI raid, among many other things.