Self-styled whistle-blower Philip Schneider shows his left hand which was missing fingers after it was shot off with a laser after the engineer dug down into an ‘alien base’
Dulce, is a small town with a population of just under 3,000 and is the Jicarilla Apache Reservation tribal headquarters.
But it is also home to what bonkers conspiracy theorists say is a huge multi-storey base in Archuleta Mesa mountain where humans have teamed up with aliens after first fighting them for decades.
Stories first surfaced about alien activity in the mid-1970s.
One of those was reported by a New Mexico State Trooper Gabriel Valdez who said he saw a UFO before finding a series of disturbing cattle mutilations.
The officer claimed inside one dead cow he found what he claimed to be a hybrid that “looked like a human, a monkey and a frog”.
Following this, in 1979, it is alleged workers digging a military bunker accidentally discovered aliens living in caves — which triggered a huge battle that killed scores of US troops.
And the conspiracy theorist behind the far-fetched tale even claimed to have had the battle scars to prove it, proudly showing off the missing fingers on his left hand which he claimed had been blasted off by a laser gun.
Self-styled whistle-blower Philip Schneider was working on the construction of a massive underground Cold War base near Dulce when he claimed he and his engineer team broke through to an ancient cavern system where “Grey” extraterrestrials had set up a base.
Schneider also said he was confronted by seven-foot-tall creatures, which stunk like burning rubbish, which prompted him to draw his sidearm he happened to be carrying.
Opening fire, he claimed to have killed two before being hit with “some kind of plasma weapon”.
He survived but claimed he lost several fingers. Meanwhile, the military immediately called in special forces.
‘ALIEN V HUMAN BATTLE’
A huge battle ensued.
Sixty people and numerous “aliens” were said to have perished in the firefight.
Despite his claims, however — there has never been any definitive proof of his statements.
Yet Schneider would regularly appear at UFO conventions in the 90s when he first “went public”.
He died shortly afterward in 1996 in what was officially deemed a “suicide” — although many of his followers believe he was actually bumped off for blowing the whistle.
According to the conspiracy theorist, Gil Carlson, various reports claim to indicate the existence of a seven-storey underground base, as illustrated in the graphic below
The “Greys” are one of the most popular “types” of aliens features in UFO lore — known for their skinny bodies, bulbous eyes, pale skin and large craniums.
It is these aliens which allegedly crashed during the infamous Roswell incident in 1947.
Schneider later said there is a war under the crust of the Earth and it’s been going on since that time.
Schneider alleged 1,477 underground bases — called Deep Underground Military Bases (DUMBs) — have been set up to conduct the war, across the world costing $17billion each, all funded by a secret Black Budget.
But Schneider said some of the aliens have made peace and have collaborated with earthlings, with the base he helped build containing a lab where horrible experimentations were carried out on humans.
Schneider gave extensive lectures on the topic, spinning a vast web of theories about US government “Black Projects”.
He was found dead in Oregon in 1996 in an apparent suicide, although he had always told his family if he was found dead he never killed himself.
This has led conspiracy theories to question whether he was killed for blowing the whistle.
Another key player in the Dulce base conspiracy theory is a man named Dr Paul Bennewitz.
He reportedly became convinced State Trooper Valdez’s reports of cattle mutilations around the area were the result of aliens carrying out experiments.
He then allegedly began picking up intercepted electronic signals allegedly intercepted in Dulce he believed were emanating from deep below.
His claims were published in the infamous tabloid the Weekly World News in 1988 — claiming the aliens were carrying out “genetic experiments on human guinea pigs”.
UFOs have also been sighted for years in the area, with some local people photographing the alleged crafts.