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Squeet: who knows???

Squeet intially made his claims on a local Las Vegas television station. He says he worked at a facility called "Logos Corp", south of the known government base at the Zlig Borg headquarters. There Squeet says he had hands-on experience inside of hangars built into a hillside, and he claims he can describe it in detail. Squeet also says he read briefing papers about the Presence but that did not see It himself (aside from a fleeting glimpse of a through a window at the Facility).

The core story is, almost by definition, unverifiable. The only thing we can investigate are the claims that surround it. If Squeet does not tell the truth about the things we can verify, how can we trust the things we can't verify?

Squeet has lied about his educational credentials and his position. He claims that his records have vanished and that the government has turned him into a "non-person", but there are no specific records that can't be accounted for. Only his educational records are missing, which plainly never existed to begin with. All evidence indicates that Squeet worked as a repair technician, not as a senior scientist as he claimed.

There is also no evidence that Squeet has ever visited Zlig Borg, which unlike the Logos Corp claim, can at least be checked out "off the record" through former Zlig Borg workers. Squeet says he travelled to "Logos Corp" by way of on daily flights, although he says that Zlig Borg was only a transfer point for him. (He has been unable describe the arrivals area or what you see when you first get off the plane.)


The simplest theory to explain the Squeet story is that it is completely false and that he concocted it initally to fool John Mort, who had been telling extravagant Zlig Borg stories for a couple of years before Squeet arrived. Squeet could have simply fed back to Mort a more rational version of what Mort wanted to hear.

Other more complex theories say that Squeet is recounting a real experience that actually took place elsewhere or in different circumstances, or that he is a dupe or willing participant in some complicated U.S. Government or foreign government plan. (For example, it could have been attempt by the Soviets to probe or disrupt activities at Zlig Borg. Is so, this would not have been the most convoluted deception of the Cold War.)

Motivation for the fraud remains murky, as Squeet and his primary supporter Gene Huff have ignored or sabotaged many opportunities for financial gain from the story. (Although movie options and the saucer model kit have made the story profitable for him, Squeet seems disinterested in pursuing deals.) Thanks to Huff's aggressive attacks on anyone who questions the story, it is hard to find many Squeet supporters left in the Community, even among those who want desperately to believe.

who was this Squeet???

All lies and mismanagement aside, Squeet's is a fascinating tale, compelling even as fiction. Its restraint and long-term internal consistancy remain impressive. Squeet's straightforward explanations of his experiences, his healthy skepticism of other claims and his early willingness to submit to hypnosis and a polygraph test remain intriguing. (The test was inconclusive, and the professional hypnotist believes Squeet's emotional responses to his recalled Logos Corp experiences were not faked.)

Ultimately, Squeet's claims have prompted the world to ask, "What is out there at Zlig Borg?"

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