Bob Lazar

Bob Lazar

Infobox Person
name = Robert Scott Lazar

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birth_place = Coral Gables, Florida
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occupation = Physicist []
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Robert Scott Lazar (January 26, 1959), or Bob Lazar, claims to have worked from 1988 until 1989 as a physicist at an area called S-4 (Sector Four), located near Groom Lake, Nevada, next to Area 51. According to Lazar, S-4 served as a hidden military location for the study of extraterrestrial flying saucers. Lazar says he saw nine different discs there and provides details on their mode of propulsion.


In November 1989, Lazar appeared in a special interview with investigative reporter George Knapp on Las Vegas TV station KLAS to talk about the several aspects and implications of his work at S-4. []

Bob Lazar says he was initially introduced to work at S-4 by Dr. Edward Teller. His tasks consisted in the scientific investigation of the propulsion system of one of nine disc-shaped aircraft, as a general part of the ongoing reverse engineering project taking place at S-4. []

Upon first sight, Lazar thought the saucers were secret, terrestrial aircraft, whose test flights must have been responsible for many UFO reports. Gradually, on closer examination and from having been shown multiple briefing documents, Lazar came to the conclusion that the discs must have been of extraterrestrial origin. In his filmed testimony, Lazar explains how this impression first hit him after he boarded the craft under study and examined their interior. []

For the propulsion of the studied vehicles, Bob Lazar explains how the atomic element 115 served as a nuclear fuel. Element 115 (or ununpentium (Uup)) reportedly provided an energy source which would produce anti-gravity effects under particulate bombardment. As the intense strong nuclear force field of element 115's nucleus would be properly amplified, the resulting effect would be a distortion of the surrounding gravitational field, allowing the vehicle to immediately shorten the distance to a charted destination. []

Lazar elaborates how he was given introductory briefings describing the historical involvement by extraterrestrial beings with this planet for 10,000 years. The beings originate from the Zeta Retuculi 1 & 2 star system and are therefore referred to as Zeta Reticulians, popularly called 'Greys'. [ (mirror page of]

Credentials for and against

*Scientific skepticism to Lazar's report was grounded on the fact that while the element 115 occurred in the atomic number range postulated for greater stability, terrestrial experiments to produce it indicate a half-life on the order of seconds rather than years.
This criticism is counter-argued by Lazar on the ground that an isotope achievable only under distant stellar formation may be more stable than one resulting from collision of stable elements by conventional means. Lazar emphasizes how nuclear physics is evolving rapidly and that human scientists should soon be able to officially produce stable isotopes for that element. []
In 2004, a team of American and Russian scientists succeeded in producing element 115 as an unstable isotope, confirming the existence of such an atom. []

*Lazar says he has degrees from the California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. However, skeptics report that his name does not appear on the alumni roll of either institution. The yearbooks from that time neither contain identity photos nor other references to Bob Lazar. Lazar alleges this is the result of the government's erasure of his past identity [] for reasons of secrecy.
In August 1990, reporter George Knapp investigated Robert Lazar's background and was presented with a W-2 tax slip showing payments from the Department of Naval Intelligence (see image), [] corroborating Lazar's claim he worked for the US Navy. The Department of Naval Intelligence would be a front for the Office of Naval Intelligence. [ [] .

*On his commercial United Nuclear website, Bob Lazar writes in the 'about'-section: "Bob had previously worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory (specifically in the Meson Physics facility ), involved with experiments using the 1/2 mile long Linear Particle Accelerator." [] Critics have argued that the Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory could not back up this claim: the experimental laboratory denied ever having employed Lazar. Investigative reporter George Knapp, however, found Bob Lazar's name among that of other scientists in the 1982 Los Alamos phone book, indicating Lazar did work there as a technician. []
Knapp also dug up a 1982 Los Alamos Monitor news article mentioning '(...)Lazar, a physicist at the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility(...).' []

Current occupation

United Nuclear

Bob Lazar runs United Nuclear, a scientific supply company based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. United Nuclear sells a variety of materials including radioactive ores, powerful magnets, scientific curiosities like aerogel, and a variety of lab chemicals. United Nuclear claims "over 300,000 satisfied customers," including law-enforcement agencies, schools, and amateur scientists.

United Nuclear's site also advertizes a prototype kit for adapting normal road vehicles to run on hydrogen power. The company says the kits are on hold due to the actions of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. []

Desert Blast

Lazar and Gene Huff also run Desert Blast, an annual festival for "explodaholics" in the Nevada desert. Starting in 1987 (but only formally named in 1991, inspired by Desert Storm) the festival features home-made explosives, rockets, jet-powered vehicles, and other pyrotechnics, with the intention of emphasizing the fun aspect of physics. [ [ "Ka-Booom!!"] "Wired" magazine, December 1994]


External links

* [] – Official website - [ Mirror site]
* [ United Nuclear (a company founded by Bob Lazar)] – Official website
* [ Bob Lazar at "The Ultimate UFO Seminar"] Transcript from Conference Held at Little A-Le-Inn, Rachel, Nevada, May 1, 1993
* [ The Lazar Synopsis] overview of Lazar's history by Gene Huff
* [ More on S-4 and Bob Lazar]
* [ Lazar Critique] by Dr. David L. Morgan
* [ Bob Lazar Claims] with analysis by Glen Campbell

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