For most people, the words Dulce Base mean nothing. Not even the faintest thought, nor memory of what it could mean comes to mind. But to those studying UFO phenomena Dulce Base is very familiar and often hotly debated. For Dulce Base is an alleged secret underground base the U.S. Government shares with Aliens.
Dulce Base is said to be located on the Colorado-New Mexico border, near the town of Dulce, New Mexico or more accurately under the Archuleta Mesa. The base was first revealed by Paul Bennewitz, an Albuquerque businessman who operated an electronics company called Thunder Scientific Corporation.
Besides being a businessman Paul was an UFO investigator during his off hours. At some point he and another ufologist, Dr. Leo Sprinkle, investigated the clams of Myrna Hansen regarding cattle mutilation near Cimarron, New Mexico. During a hypnotic session conducted by Dr. Leo Sprinkle the woman reveal a strange tale. She claimed that not only had she witness UFOs and cattle mutilations, but had also been abducted and taken to an underground base. She claimed that implants had been placed in her body there to control her thoughts she also claimed to have seen containers of human body parts.
Bennewitz believed the story and thought it must somehow be connected with the anomalous lights he had been filming at the nearby Manzano Nuclear Weapons Storage Facility and Coyote Canyon Test Area. Besides anomalous lights Bennewitz had also been investigating odd radio signals he had inadvertently intercepted. Driven by what he had heard during Myrna Hansen's hypnotic session Bennewitz built a device, called Project Beta, to intercept and decode alien communications.
Bennewitz soon believed that he had uncovered a hive underground alien activity near Dulce. The discovery fit perfectly in with the universal alien plot that he thought existed. He named the alien facility Dulce Base and spread his ideas about it to others in the UFO community.
Of course, his claims were met with skepticism, even among UFO enthusiast. Some regarded him as a deluded paranoid, due in part to the fact that he had been in a mental health facility at least three times. Later ufologist William Moore admitted to participating in a disinformation campaign along with Kirtland AFB AFOSI agent Richard C. Doty to push Bennewitz into a mental breakdown by feeding him false information about aliens.
Nonetheless, his story about Dulce Base spread gaining some plausibility due to the Cold War. Examples of underground facilities like Cheyenne Mountain and underground missile sites were well known. Perhaps it was not that far-fetched to think that there was a Dulce Base. This seed of doubt gave the story the seed of truth it needed to grow and for years was just regarded as an odd tale.
The story took an odd twist starting in 1979 when Philip Schneider came forward with his story. According to Schneider he was employed Morrison-Knudsen, Inc. as part of a project to expand an underground military base a Dulce, New Mexico. In the process, the workers accidentally opened a large artificial cavern, a secret base for the aliens known as Grays. In the panic that occurred, sixty-seven workers and military personnel were killed, with Philip Schneider being one of only three people to survive. Philip claimed that scars on his chest and missing fingers on his left hand were caused by his being struck by an alien weapon that would later result in cancer due to the radiation. Time for another twist in the story. Two years after Schneider started telling his story he was found dead having been strangled by a catheter hose.
Tomas Costello tells a similar story but with more detail. Tomas Costello claims to be a former security officer at Dulce base. He described it as an underworld highly secret base operated by humans, reptilian aliens, and their worker class. He described horrific experiments conducted on men, women and children by aliens at the base. The former security officer revealed that he and other personnel were told that the experiments were being conducted on hopelessly insane subjects for medical and humane purposes. However, his fellow employees told him that the experiments were being conducted on heavily sedated abduction victims. Conflict between employees and aliens regarding the experiments conducted there eventually erupted into outright war for control of Dulce Base. The fighting involved Dulce Base security forces, US military personnel, and aliens. Many people were killed in the conflict, but in the end Dulce Base resumed operating with the same goals and methods as before. Time for another twist. Tomas Costello disappeared after telling his story at this point no one knows if he went into hiding or possibly met with foul play.
So, that is the legend of Dulce Base. Is it real? Like all dark secrets it's impossible to say one way or another. There may actually be a secret underground base located there. Many doubted the existence of Area 51unilt civilian satellites came into play and a lawsuit forced President Bill Clinton to exempt Area 51 from disclosing its pollution records. If nothing else the story has an interesting body count.