At our special August meeting of the NM UFO/ Paranormal Forum, we had Greg Valdez speak about his book on the strange happenings and infamous base in northern New Mexico. Much of Greg’s case files and evidence were obtained from the many years of research and the intense police work done by his late father, Gabe Valdez. I knew Gabe for a few years before he passed away, and he seemed like an honest and hard-working investigator. For quite a few years, Gabe and his family lived in Dulce, where he was a local state police officer and his territory included the Jicarilla Apache reservation. His first adventure into the strange started with the cattle mutilations in the local area in the 60’s. Gabe did very intensive research into the why’s and the what’s of these strange phenomena. Greg, one of Gabe’s sons, was a young kid who loved to go with his dad on these fun investigative adventures in the patrol car, so he witnessed the strange happenings at a young age.
Over the years, Greg has been in the middle of the investigation, which also included a possible secret underground base just northwest of Dulce. The following is list of conclusions I felt Greg relayed to our group at the meeting:
• The cattle mutilations were for the tracking of the nuclear testing that had gone on over the years in the western US. This was a government project and the Dulce Base could have housed the labs to conduct this testing.
• The base seems to be inactive presently.
• In the past, the base was probably a facility similar to Area 51, which could have housed experimental stealth aircraft and was a launching pad for these craft.
• The location of the base is on Mt Archuleta and not Archuleta Mesa.
• Paul Bennewitz (Albuquerque hi-tech contractor), who was also in the middle of all this, had the facts about the base and surrounding strange happenings correct, except for the alien being involvement. Greg stated several times during his talk that he and his dad never found any evidence of alien involvement in either the cattle mutilation or the Dulce base.
Item number five was the subject of an interesting exchange during the question and answer section of Greg’s talk. One of the attendees was upset with Greg’s consistent statements about the absence of alien involvement in the Dulce base. And I say this is what Greg and his father have concluded for many years, and I respect their courage to tell their truth. Yes, even I would love to see a few aliens pop their heads out of the air vents on Mt. Archuleta, but we can’t blame everything on the aliens.
Thank you, Greg, for telling your father’s story–it’s a son’s greatest gift.
Sleep tight, real truth is hard to find, but we should never stop trying. Miz.