Article #2 in Groom Lake Desert Rat #33

Channeling Jarod

In this section, which may be repeated in future Rats, we respond to reader questions about Jarod 2, the flying saucer simulator designer who only we can see. We will attempt to "channel" Jarod 2 in response to these questions, either asking him directly (by hypnotic trance or ordinary telephone) or recounting what he has already told us. What Jarod says is mixed liberally with our own personal interpretations.

Aliens and their Feelings

Reader B. Zeiler asks:

What does Jarod 2 think of abductions?

J-2 knows nothing more than what he has read in the UFO literature. He says his boss once told him, "That's not part of the agenda as we know it."

We would like to be able to offer a comprehensive theory to resolve all unexplained phenomena, but we can't. The most we hope to do is explain those pesky flying saucers.

Zeiler continues...

Second, I was wondering about alien personalities. Do they have a sense of humor? Tempers? Do they enjoy physical activity like sports? Do they have genders? Are they even truly alive, or are they biological robots?

The last question is a philosophical one, and we doubt J-2 could answer it no matter how much information he had. Are you truly alive, or are you just a biological robot? No one can answer that but the robot himself.

As for humor and tempers, recall in DR#24 that J-2 said, "From my experience, the boys are very conservative with some emotions and occasionally show a sense of humor." We asked Jarod about this just now, and he confirmed that, yes, they do have emotions, but they are very low key. We asked what his basis was for saying this, and he said it was just the few technical meetings he attended in which an alien (probably Jarod #1) had been present. He said their responses showed some humor and feeling, but it is subtle and you have to watch for it. J-2 wasn't more specific. He says the aliens are mostly "go, go, go," meaning they are all business with no time for frivolity. Whatever their sense of humor may be, they are not the back-slapping, pie-in-the-face kind of aliens you would see on the Three Stooges [next article].

J-2 says he knows nothing about alien gender or sex. We assume there is none, since this form of reproduction is a messy, wasteful, back-stabbing undertaking that could better be handled in the laboratory. From what J-2 has said in the past, we gather that the aliens are not into physical activity either. Without sex, what's the point in jogging or hanging out at the health club? They can hobble from place to place, which is all you really need if you're plugged into the alien internet and can overcome the technical problems of weight gain and cardiovascular health.

J-2 says there was a chain of command among the four live aliens recovered in the Kingman landing. One of them, the tallest, was definitely the leader. This implies personalities at work: that some Grays are better suited for leadership than others.

Psychospy regards emotion and personality as integral characteristics of any intelligent life form. (Okay, so we haven't roamed the galaxy to confirm this, but we believe it is so.) "Emotion," in biology, is any internal force which motivates an organism to do something. Even slugs have emotion in this sense because they are motivated to seek food and avoid damage to their persons. Whether a slug "feels" emotion like we do is that same unanswerable philosophical question, but every mobile animal must have an internal drive to do things. As an organism achieves greater evolutionary complexity, the expression of their emotions also becomes more complex, but the underlying drives might not change much. Every alien must have some basic instinctive impulse which causes him to act; otherwise, he would just sit on a rock all day. Each alien must also be capable of learning, to adapt himself to new circumstances. This means that each has accumulated a unique body of experience and has developed his own unique style of problem solving as a result. This is his personality.

In short, when humanity first experiences an alien race, be it tomorrow or 500 years from now, Psychospy predicts that:

  1. The alien society is composed of discrete individuals working together.

  2. Each individual has a unique personality and expertise. This may result from manufacture (what we call genetics), the particular experiences of his upbringing or the technological need for workers to specialize.

  3. When disconnected from their society, individuals become "lonely," and their emotions in some way drive them back to the fold. Otherwise, there would be no society at all and no saucer would have more than one occupant.

  4. Inevitably, there is some friction between individuals as they try to accommodate their unique personalities to the needs of the society. The friction may be very discreet by our standards, but it must be present as unique individuals rearrange their relationships to find their niche.

  5. Given the unique talents of each alien and the inevitable friction it creates, a power structure would have evolved which places certain individuals in command positions to resolve conflicts and set the course of the society.

If what you mean by emotion is, do the aliens celebrate birthdays, laugh at jokes, pick pretty flowers, rant at politicians or cruise for chicks on Saturday night, then, no, they probably do not share these human expressions, and to us they may seem quite cold and "emotionless." But we can also assume that an alien does not care to be physically hurt, that certain things to him are attractive and that he is loyal to his fellow aliens. Notice that even on the internet, where we humans are cut off from our bodies and conventional emotional expression, every email address still has a unique personality and exhibits a unique repetoir of unfulfilled desires behind the keyboard. If you roam the universe and look hard enough behind every slimy green eye, then this is what we think you'll see: a little guy who just wants to be loved.

Finally, have you ever spotted any internal inconsistencies in his story that made you question his credibility? Or does he come across like he's simply telling the story of his life as he remembers it?

We have never detected any significant internal inconsistencies. Many questions remain unresolved, and there have been many turns in the story we never anticipated, but none of this has been incompatible with the strange twists we expect from reality. Most of our contacts with J-2 are not connected to his UFO story, and in these dealings he has never mislead us. J-2 has his weaknesses like all of us. On some topics he is very sophisticated; on others he is somewhat näive. For one thing, he listens to too much talk radio, which can warp a person's perceptions. Sometimes, he misinterprets facts or mixes his own speculation with them, but he is rarely wrong about the facts themselves. His personality is that of an engineer, and he rarely misses a technical detail. He is highly self-confident and self-contained; he even built his own home. As psychiatrists would say, he exhibits appropriate emotional affect for his circumstances and claims, and he shows no signs of any clinical pathology. We have never detected any acting or false emotion from him under any circumstances. He is courteous and socially responsive but shows no great interest in what people think of him. What you see is who he is.

Interface Organizations

R. Huff ( writes:

Has Jarod2 indicated what military/intel groups his organization interfaces with? And, given that the technology is so compartmented and apparently not disseminated, why interface with anyone?

J-2 has not said which groups his organization interfaces with, and he stated at the beginning he could not talk about it [previous article] so we have not asked.

Why interface with anyone? Even if the program is funded by outside sources, you still need the protection of the national security apparatus. Let's say General Mills or the Kellogg Corp. has their own secret saucer program--hidden under a corn flake warehouse in Battle Creek. How are they going to protect this facility and keep it secret? How can they keep state inspectors away, hide the transfer of materials and funds and enforce their employees' silence? National security provides the only effective cover, and only the government is capable of granting such a sweeping immunity.

When we refer to "interfaces," we are talking about places where the SG needs something from the outside world. It could need raw materials, information, protection or classified earth technology that only the government can provide. Many of the people who serve this interface role probably have no clue about what is happening inside. They deliver the requested item to the required location, and that's it. Only a few people at the higher levels of the conventional military need to have a broader picture about what is going on.

We believe that the SG is not entirely an outlaw organization. It must operate with a veneer of legality--enough legality at least to satisfy the generals who interface with it. This leads to an interesting avenue of inquiry, now being pursued by one of our colleagues. If the satellite government was formed in 1953 by Vice President R. Nixon, then there would have to have been a presidential order or directive establishing it. This would seem to be the only way you could get the military to respect the new organization. The order, no doubt, would still be secret today, but there might be ways of determining its existance. For example, if Presidential directives are sequentially numbered and most have already been declassified, then you might be able to determine which numbered directives are still unaccounted for.

Alas, it may not be so easy, because the system of secret presidential orders and directives is labrinthine and changes with administrations. A contact in Washington referred us to this article as a starting point: "The Coming of Secret Law," by Harold C. Relyea, Government Information Quarterly, Vol. 5, No. 2 (1988), pages 97-116. Our other collegue, browsing the Federal Register, reports that there were no secret Executive Orders (EO's) in 1953, which means the enabling order would have to be issued as some other kind of presidential directive.

Management Structure

After reading the previous article, M. Tonnies ( writes:
I've spent much of the evening checking out back issues of DR, and find the story of "Jarod" enormously intriguing. I was struck by the well thought-out management structure J-2's testimony implied, and how different it was from that described by Lazar (with uniformed men screaming in your face, etc.)

I tend to accept both men's accounts. If they are both reporting the truth as they know it, could it be that the "satellite government" is pursuing different management programs simultaneously? Maybe the hugely downsized micromanagement depicted by J-2 is a social/group experiment of some sort. Could Lazar's working environment constitute an "old school" back-engineering philosophy?

Also, I am fascinated by accounts of aliens working among government engineers on a strikingly "peer" basis (i.e. J-1 in "street clothes"). Have you ever talked with J-2 about the raw psychological reaction of observing a "visitor" in our midst? I would imagine seeing a "Gray" in a working environment (or any environment!) would be profoundly unsettling and influential, if not necessarily "frightening" in the usual sense.

We will break up our response into three parts, ruminating on each.

Holograms & Jigsaw Puzzles

I was struck by the well thought-out management structure J-2's testimony implied...

By "well thought-out" do you mean they thought it out well or we did? Jarod recounts his experiences with the same casualness and simplicity as someone who has worked in a factory for 40 years. He sees things from the perspective of the assembly line and what goes on at the management level is as much as mystery to him as to us. The management structure, as described in the previous article, is our creative attempt to interpret what he says. We are looking at the experiences of only one worker in the factory and trying to deduce the structure of the entire organization from him. We admit this is a big leap that we may not have enough data to justify, but the approach itself is not rediculous.

Which gives us an excuse to further discuss holographs and jigsaw puzzles....

In a hologram, any piece of film contains, in theory, a representation of the entire picture. Likewise, Jarod's experiences must reflect the rules of his entire organization. But if you have only a tiny piece of film, the quality of the picture is very poor--like a TV station received from a great distance--and our conclusions are subject to many errors. To see the picture more clearly, you need more film. Lazar provides additional data for the hologram, as do the MJ-12 documents, Roswell autopsy and the rest of our endlessly rich UFO cover-up folklore--be it true or false. Psychospy is using all his creativity and neural processing power--squinting his eyes at the fuzzy screen--to try to make out the overall picture. It has to be a picture we can feel comfortable with, one that is down-to-earth, limited in scope and does not violate the known laws of human incompetence.

We are not "seeing" this reality as much as we are "constructing" it in our mind. We want to see ghosts in all this noise, so that is what we see. What we must do now is reduce the noise and clarify the ghosts, and this means adding any new data that fits what we think we see while discarding any that doesn't. There is nothing objective here. We are engaged in an emotional form of editing. We want to find meaning in the noise, so we choose our data and creatively reinterpret it to try to make things work.

UFO investifation is like trying to put together a jigsaw puzzle, but from a chaotic pile of pieces that may include a number of unrelated puzzles. Imagine ten 2500-piece behemoths dumped on the livingroom floor and mixed together. When you start on this kind of task, even with only one puzzle, you may think it impossible. You could stare at the pile for hours without even putting two pieces together. Indeed, the chances of grabbing one piece and then finding one of its neighbors by searching through the pile is abysmally low. On average, you'd have to go through about 3000 pieces before finding your first match.

To solve a problem like this, you have to be more flexible. The challenge is not to "find" the data, but to find ways to ignore the data that you can't deal with yet. Instead of tackling the problem by trial and error like a computer would, you focus on just the few kinds of pieces you can do something with. Edge pieces are logical candidates, or you might start looking for pieces of a certain color or texture that you suspect are part of only one puzzle. This is a very personal and intuitive approach, and no two people are going to do it the same way. If you don't like the piece in your hand for any reason, you can chuck it aside without regret and just look at the pieces you are comfortable with.

Although we play loose with our selection of pieces, once we have accepted a piece, then we also have to accept all those little nibs along the edge. If, for example, we are willing to absorb the Lazar story into our picture, then we also have to deal with all the baggage and problems that go with it and find a way to integrate them into our theory. We are not looking for the "truth" as much as we are looking for grace, beauty, wisdom and intelligence in the way the pieces go together. We want to find new pieces that connect to the edges of the ones we already have, and we don't care about pieces that don't fit.

For now, we are ignoring UFO abductions, sightings, crop circles, cattle mutilations, Roswell, the alien autopsy, the face on Mars, NASA cover-ups, ancient astronauts, earthbound aliens, channelled aliens, psychic aliens and Ambassador Merlyn Merlin II from Draconis. We set aside all these pieces without guilt because at the moment we don't see any way to attach them to the pieces we're currently working with, which concern government UFO engineering programs. That doesn't mean we won't find a connection to those other things in the future, but for now we are only choosing the pieces that "feel right," and the rest are not our concern.

Does this sound unscientific? Not really. The scientific method dictates how you test a hypothesis. It does not tell you how to come up with the hypthesis, which is a creative process you are free to use voodoo on if you wish. History is full of bizarre incidents where otherwise sane scientists cried "Eureka" in their dreams or while naked in their bathtubs. The method of finding the hypothesis does not matter to science as long as it ultimately works.

Two Forms of Management?

If they are both reporting the truth as they know it, could it be that the "satellite government" is pursuing different management programs simultaneously?

Lazar's harsh experiences and Jarod's more comfortable ones are not necessarily inconsistant. Basicly, Lazar was a plebe and Jarod an upperclassman. Jarod describes a security system that is no less intrusive or potentially threatening than Lazar's. Jarod calls security "humiliating," but after being exposed to it for a few years, an equilibrium is reached. Overt threats are replaced by an unspoken "understanding" as the two sides get to know each other.

Once a plebe has been "hazed" in his first year at a military academy, the treatment cannot continue indefinitely without destroying his value to the organization. You cannot intimidate a person into doing good work. At some point, there has to be less stick and more carrot.

Lazar's section, we figure, was the training division. It assigns its students various academic exercises like reverse engineering an anti-matter reactor (Flying Saucers 101) while introducing them to the rules of security. Had Lazar stayed with the program, things might have mellowed out and he would probably have been given something useful to do.

Psychological Reactions

Have you ever talked with J-2 about the raw psychological reaction of observing a "visitor" in our midst? I would imagine seeing a "Gray" in a working environment (or any environment!) would be profoundly unsettling and influential, if not necessarily "frightening" in the usual sense.
Jarod was once asked this at a small UFO gathering, and he said he never gave it much thought. His group had already been been briefed on the aliens and had had years to get used to the idea, so why not let them see the Boys if their work called for it?

As we see it, it is like a human of one race first encountering a human of another race, like Africans first meeting Europeans--provide of course they don't slaughter each other immediately. Sure, the appearance of those pasty white beasts can be shocking at first, but you get used it quickly, expecially if you have been given a briefing beforehand. Anyway, it was "go, go, go" with the Jarod #1, with no time to discuss any deep philosophical issues. Anyway, if you met him, what would you ask? "Who am I?" you might begin. The alien, we assume, would reply in your own voice: "Anyone you want to be?"

2/18/96: J-2 reviews this article. Has no problem with it.

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