A lack of eyewitnesses has inspired much speculation about the cause of the deaths. Suggestions range from UFOs to mind control experiments to Abominable Snowmen. Soviet investigators determined only that “a compelling unknown force” had caused the deaths. Investigators found that on a bitterly cold night, alone on the mountain, the hikers tore open their tent from within, departing barefoot into heavy snow and a temperature of −30 °C (−22 °F).
The story becomes even more bizarre because the corpses showed no signs of struggle, however two of the victims had fractured skulls, two suffered broken ribs, and one poor girl was missing her tongue.
Peter Levenda is the author of Unholy Alliance & Sinister Forces. He appeared in the TNT documentary, Faces of Evil, in his role as an expert on Nazi history with special regard to the occult and esoteric practices. He will also appear on the upcoming History Channel special, Nazi Prophecies. Peter has interviewed Nazis, neo-Nazis, Klansmen, Satanists, self-proclaimed witches and occultists, intelligence agents, clergymen, bogus clergymen, businessmen, military officials, and many more during the course of his research for both Unholy Alliance and Sinister Forces.
- Sinister Forces-The Nine: A Grimoire of American Political Witchcraft
- Stairway to Heaven: Chinese Alchemists, Jewish Kabbalists, and the Art of Spiritual Transformation
- Unholy Alliance: A History of Nazi Involvement with the Occult
- The Secret Temple: Masons, Mysteries, and the Founding of America
- Ratline: Soviet Spies, Nazi Priests, and the Disappearance of Adolf Hitler
- The Hitler Legacy: The Nazi Cult in Diaspora
A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Mr. Marrs earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of North Texas in 1966 and attended Graduate School at Texas Tech in Lubbock for two years more. He has worked for several Texas newspapers, including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where beginning in 1968 he served as police reporter and general assignments reporter covering stories locally, in Europe and the Middle East. After a leave of absence to serve with a Fourth Army intelligence unit during the Vietnam War, he became military and aerospace writer for the newspaper and an investigative reporter. Since 1980, Mr. Marrs has been a free-lance writer, author and public relations consultant. He also published a rural weekly newspaper along with a monthly tourism tabloid, a cable television show and several videos.
In 2007, Mr. Marrs retired from the University of Texas at Arlington where he had taught a course on the Kennedy assassination since 1976. In 1989, his book, Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy, was published to critical acclaim and reached the New York TimesPaperback Non-Fiction Best Seller list in mid-February 1992. It became a basis for the Oliver Stone film JFK. Mr. Marrs served as a chief consultant for both the film’s screenplay and production.
Beginning in 1992, Mr. Marrs spent three years researching and completing a non-fiction book on a top-secret government program involving the psychic phenomenon known as remote viewing only to have it mysteriously canceled as it was going to press in the summer of 1995. Within two months, the story of military-developed remote viewing broke nationally in the Washington Post after the CIA revealed the program but put their own spin on psychic studies. Psi Spies was finally published by New Page Books in 2007.
In May, 1997, Marrs’ in-depth investigation of UFOs, Alien Agenda, was published by HarperCollins Publishers. Mr. Marrs has been a featured speaker at a number of national conferences including the Annual International UFO Congress and the Annual Gulf Breeze UFO Conference. It has been translated into several foreign languages and become the top-selling non-fiction UFO book in the world. He began teaching a course on UFOs at the University of Texas at Arlington in 2000.
Also in early 2000, HarperCollins published Rule by Secrecy, which traced the hidden history that connects modern secret societies to the Ancient Mysteries. It too reached the New York Times Best Seller list. In 2003, his book The War on Freedom probed the conspiracies of the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath. It was released in 2006 under the title The Terror Conspiracy. In mid-2008, his book The Rise of the Fourth Reich, detailing the infiltration of National Socialism into the USA, was published followed by a study of mysteries entitled Above Top Secret.
An award-winning journalist, Mr. Marrs is listed both in Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in America. Mr. Marrs has won several writing and photography awards including the Aviation/Aerospace Writer’s Association’s National Writing Award and Newsmaker of the Year Award from the Fort Worth Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. In 1993, Mr. Marrs received Freedom Magazine’s Human Rights Leadership Award.
Mr. Marrs has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, CSPAN, the Discovery, Learning and History Channels, This Morning America, Geraldo, Montel Williams, Today, Tech TV and The Larry King, George Noory and Art Bell radio programs along with numerous national and regional radio and TV shows. He is a former president of the Press Club of Fort Worth and a current member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi, and the Investigative Reporters and Editors.
Clifford Stone is unique among those experiencing and investigating UFO and ET phenomenon. He spent 22 years in the US Army as a part of an extremely elite and secret group that was rapidly dispatched to crash sites in order to recover UFO or ET craft, bodies, and artifacts. Since his retirement from the Army, he has devoted his time to a diligent Freedom of Information Act search of government archives. He maintains that we have knowledge that intelligent life is visiting this planet in craft capable of traveling distances of many light years very quickly; effectively bypassing acceptably known physics. Further, he stresses that our recovery of these ET craftand artifacts have allowed our government to make staggering scientific gains of great potential benefit to the world. He maintains, as do many others, that this information is held in deeply secret programs beyond Constitutional controls and safeguards, and that despite the end of the cold war, those controlling these ‘black projects’ have continued to keep these important discoveries to themselves and for motives known only to them.
Sgt. Stone is coming forward with his story to encourage citizens and our elected officials to open investigations and end this Constitutional bypass by a powerful and covert organization operating under our noses and in our skies.
Clifford Stone was born in Portsmouth, Ohio. At an early age, he has memories of being contacted by ETs and that contact continues today. At age eight, he was befriended by an Air Force captain and that relationship continued through his early adult life. During the Viet Nam war, he felt an obligation to enlist in the Air Force but was rejected due to a skin affliction and classified 4F. He was advised by his friend, the captain, to try the Army and after a ‘lenient’ medical examination, he was allowed into the Army as a clerk typist, a job he never had to fulfill.
Within weeks, he found himself picked up in a staff car on the pretense of seeing a low ranking friend with a job at the Pentagon. On arrival, his friend’s clearances allowed them into levels beneath the Pentagon, onto a tram, and soon he found himself thrust into a room and circumstances beyond imagination. His career was never normal, and for a newly minted soldier, he was suddenly thrust into the USA’s deepest secrets: ETs are real and we are successfully recovering many of their craft intact as well as hundreds of ET artifacts worldwide. Further, we are familiar with much of their technologies and have in fact, back engineered some of the ET gear. After22 years of being on the scene with ET craft and dead, wounded, and living ETs, Sgt. Stone is highly qualified as an expert in ET tech, black ops organizations/procedures, and the potentiality of ET contact to mankind.
Stone maintains that this secrecy is unconstitutional and beyond control and knowledge of our elected officials. Thereby, this represents a government hidden within our society with tremendous assets, funding, and knowledge.
This illegal government is operating without oversight, control, and the consent of the Executive, or Legislative branches.
Further, he feels this secrecy has split large parts of the citizenry into those that have seen UFO or ET craft/beings and those that place these observers in a category as something less than competent. Much of the malaise and mistrust of government can be attributed to a remarkablemajority of its citizenry seeing or believing in these objects while the government and its officials and representatives deny or lack the courage to disclose what is now obvious. Also, the considerable scientific skills and assets of the world are for the most part, diverted by this bias from working on projects generations ahead of current understanding. This continues to allow important discoveries and advances within the control of the few.
Mr. Stone is bravely, and with resistance from covert quarters, coming forward with his story to do the following. He urges those in the know to admit that UFOs seen by millions worldwide are both ET and our own ‘back engineered’ ET-style craft. Release the abundant information and materials that show intelligent life is visiting our planet and has been monitored by numerous governments for decades. Provide the information that will allow our Constitutional government take back control of these deeplycompartmented programs and restore confidence and trust in our system of government and military organizations. And at last, urge our government to finally entrust its citizens and the world with the truth about ET existence and technologies. With this information we can begin to formulate our place and relationship to other intelligent life in the cosmos. Sgt. Stone is a person that can provide the extraordinary evidence required for such extraordinary claims and provoke others to demand that the inheritance of mankind be reported to the all.