September 9, 2013

The Starr Interview

The following was sent to me anonymously. As far as I can ascertain, it is the transcript of an interview conducted by George Knope, a reporter for KTNV News in Las Vegas in 2007.  It was never aired. My attempts to verify the assertions made below have met with little success.

George Knope: I’d like to begin with you stating your name and your position at the facility.

Mr. Starr: Well, you can call me Mr. Starr, that’ll be my name for now. As far as my position goes, I was an engineer at a top secret military research facility in the Nevada desert.

Knope: And what was the name of that facility?

Starr: We just called it the base, but you might know it as Area 51.

Knope: And what did you see there at Area 51?

Starr: I worked on UFOs.

Knope: Right, so I’ll ask you straight out, where did these machines come from?

Starr: Well, we were never briefed on their origins per se, but it was understood that we did not build them.

Knope: Maybe the Soviets?

Starr: No, you misunderstand. By we, I mean humans didn’t build them.

Knope: All right, then. Could you tell what they were exactly? What did they look like?

Starr: They were disc-shaped, about 70 feet in diameter. They were made from an odd material that the metallurgists called an exotic alloy, but I don’t know much more. They looked somewhat clumsy – fragile –  for what were ostensibly interstellar craft. 

Knope: How many craft did you see?

Starr: There were five total at the base, each in its own hanger with separate workstations.

Knope: Do you have any idea how they ended up at Area 51? Did they crash?

Starr: Again, conversations about the origins of the crafts were, how should I say, frowned upon. I assume that they were recovered from crash sites, but I never saw any evidence of damage from a crash landing. I do know they had been there for a long time.

Knope: How long?

Starr: We weren’t supposed to attach dates to our files and I thought this was an odd way of doing things. One day I was looking over some old test results on the engines in order to see if there had been any sort of change over time and the dates I saw ran back to the 1950s. I guess they kept dates on the files at first before they discontinued the practice. 

Knope: Okay, wow. So, tell me about those engines. That’s what you worked on, isn’t it?

Starr: Yes, that’s right. We called it the box. It was simple really, almost too simple. You wouldn’t think it could do much of anything, least of all travel to other planets.

Knope: Was it just a plain old box then?

Starr: Yes, it was a box. It was about two feet tall, same alloy as the ship, with a chamber inside for what we assumed was some kind of fuel. The speculation was that the craft was powered by element 115 and then 120 after it was discovered that 115 was unstable. Now we can’t just go and put those elements into the engine. I mean, they were only theoretical at the time. But then we had a big break.

Knope: You had a breakthrough?

Starr: Not exactly. There was one day when the base closed down, we were told to stay home and come in the next day. Well, when we returned I could tell right away that they had had another research team in there working on the crafts. I’d been there long enough to know when someone’s been tinkering with my project. Then they told us we were going on turn on the engine that day.

Knope: Who did they bring in? Someone from Google maybe?

Starr: Uh, no. I don’t know who they were exactly; however, one of the lead project managers made a comment that to this day I still have not been able to adequately explain. 

Knope: What did he say?

Starr: The day before the base closed, he was speaking to one of the generals in charge. The general asked if the hanger was safe and the manager said, “You bring the kids in and I’ll make the room safe.”

Knope: What does that mean? Who are the kids?

Starr: I don’t know. My guess is that they weren’t talking about making the place safe against eavesdropping or spying or something like that; the base was already extremely secure. I think what they meant was some kind of environmental security, that whoever these kids were, they needed specialized conditions in order to survive in an ordinary room.

Knope: Uh, do you mean like they couldn’t breath our atmosphere?

Starr: It could be something like that, yes.

Knope: Wow, just wow.

Starr: This is all speculation on my part you understand.

Knope: Right, so what happened when you fired up the box? Did you take her for a spin?

Starr: Not exactly. That day was quite hectic. A lot of excitement was building. There were people – dignitaries and special guests, I guess – crowding all the hallways and observation rooms. I took a look at the box on the craft we were going to use that day and there was nothing about it that I could tell was different from the day before. I didn’t know why my superiors were convinced it was going to work.

Knope: So, how did you turn it on? Was there some control panel or a big switch?

Starr: There was this sliding panel that traced a half-circle along on the top of the box. That was the switch, the only switch.

Knope: What happened when you flipped the switch?

Starr: I’m still not sure that I can account for what happened. There were three of us in the craft at the time. My colleague did the honors. He slid the switch about an inch and immediately you could feel it in your teeth. This was the magnetic field charging up. He slid it another inch and all the monitoring equipment we had inside the craft gave the strangest readings. I didn’t know if it was malfunctioning or not.

Knope: What about outside? What was going on outside the ship?

Starr: We were in radio contact for a while and we were told that the ship had lifted off the ground a few inches at the first turn of the switch. At the second, it started to glow.

Knope: Did you guys go further?

Starr: Yes, we did. My colleague turned it a third time, nearly to the maximum setting. The vibration in the floor was building to what felt like dangerous levels and I was very afraid the craft might tear itself apart. Then suddenly everything quieted down, the vibration dissipated. I tried to ask my colleagues what was happening, but I found that there was no sound in the craft, my mouth was moving but there was no noise.

Knope: What about outside, were you flying at this point?

Starr: I don’t believe so. I tried to use the radio, but of course, there was no sound. I looked behind me because we had left the craft’s hatch open, but all I could see outside the door was something like a swirling fog. I was very afraid at that point. 

Knope: I bet. So, did you power down?

Starr: Not then. Not before we saw them.

Knope: Saw them? Saw who?

Starr: My theory is that the box is a kind of distortion engine.

Knope: Distortion engine? What does it distort?

Starr: Space, time, everything. In the sense that gravity is a force that can distort space, the box could disrupt gravity, manipulate it in a fashion that allowed travel.

Knope: Travel from different stars, right?

Starr: That’s one place. But gravity can distort time as well as space, so in the proper hands, there’s the possibility that the box could propel the craft to different places and times.

Knope: It’s a time machine?

Starr: I wouldn’t call it that, but I did witness this effect at the very end of the experiment.

Knope: You traveled through time?

Starr: Just as my colleague dialed back the box, the distortion effects that I was seeing outside the craft were manifesting inside.

Knope: The fog?

Starr: Exactly. Only up close, I could see things in the fog.

Knope: Things?

Starr: A distortion field appeared in front of me and I saw several soldiers in gas masks and a figure inside the ship, bent over the box. I thought I was seeing another engineer, but then he turned around. I would describe its face as vaguely reptilian but that would only serve to apply a narrow set of criteria to something that was truly otherworldly. It was terrifying and wonderful. And even though its eyes were black and glassy, I got the intense feeling that it was looking at me, looking at me through time.

Knope: Through time?

Starr: I believe that this being was one of the kids, the builders of the craft, the ones who knew how to turn it on. The distortion effect was revealing the events of the day before, when the base was closed and these so-called kids were brought in to show the monkeys where the keys to the car were kept or something. 

Knope: Wow, fascinating.

Starr: Yes, but then –

It would seem that the interview was abruptly ended at that point and there the transcript ends. I can only imagine the reason why. Does the government really possess such an extraordinary craft? Does it keep an alien being a prisoner in some remote lab? We may never know the answers until more brave individuals like Mr. Starr step forward with the truth.

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