There are quite a number of people who have been involved
with the Serpo story, both behind the scenes and in full
public view. Victor Martinez and Bill Ryan are the two main
people who have been in the spotlight from the onset, Victor
by way of his email list and Bill by virtue of his
publishing of the "Official" Serpo website. This release
concentrates on the latter.
5 across: Another name for a charlatan (6 letters).
I was recently reading Bill Ryan's official Serpo website.
Knowing what I do about the Serpo story, I must say it isn't
an easy read. It is interesting to see what Bill has to say
for himself, however.
For instance, we see the following on page 6 of the PDF
It has been alleged that the information sent to
Victor in the first e-mail (the only one he did not
delete) comes from Rick Doty’s computer. The IP
addresses appear to be similar, and e-mails from
Paul McGovern at that time also show the same IP
address. However, Doty strenuously denies any
fabrication (see http://serpo.org/updates.html) and
considering that Doty possesses extremely strong
technical computer skills, it is very doubtful that
he would have knowingly left his computer’s
“fingerprints” all over this “crime scene” when
these would have been so very easy for him to
disguise had he wanted or needed to.
Firstly, for those who question our analysis of the IP
information contained in these emails, here we have Bill
Ryan admitting that the Doty, Sylvester and Paul McGovern
emails are all linked via identical or very similar IP
addresses. We also have Victor admitting the same in our
Despite this, Bob Collins continues to act oblivious to
these facts and continues to trot out the tired and false
statement that the IP addresses do not match. Curious, no?
Upon reading Bill's comments above however, we see that he
has an answer ready to counter this inescapable conclusion.
He claims that Doty "possesses extremely strong technical
computer skills..." I beg your pardon? Where is your
evidence for such a claim? Because he said so? No Bill, it
doesn't work like that. Everything we have seen regarding
Rick Doty's IT capabilities suggests the exact opposite is
indeed the case! How anyone, especially you Bill, can take
Rick Doty's word for anything is beyond the realms of simple
gullibility. I seem to remember you saying you believed Doty
to be a lawyer because he told you so himself and wasn't to
do with anything you had read. We all know the truth of that
particular matter now, don't we...
Bills quote continues:
...it is very doubtful that he would have knowingly
left his computer’s “fingerprints” all over this
“crime scene” when these would have been so very
easy for him to disguise had he wanted or needed to.
Yes, it would have been very easy to disguise. One only
has to look at the fake anonymous episode to realise that.
This assumes however that one knows what one is doing. Rick
Doty clearly miscalculated when he thought he could use
web-based email servers to disguise his fingerprints. He
also thought that using Victor Martinez and his simple WebTV
system would also further disguise his digital identity. He
very clearly didn't count on Victor forwarding the emails to
all and sundry, enabling THEM to check the headers for IP
Remember the email where "Sylvester"
Victor to delete ALL of his correspondence because of
problems at the DIA? IF Sylvester truly were an agent of the
DIA, he would have realised that all the Government would
have to do is subpoena Microsoft (The owners of WebTV) for
copies of ALL the emails sent to Victor from Sylvester's
account, irrespective of whether Victor had deleted them or
not. All ISP's are required by law to keep backups of
everything that goes through their servers.
Rick had by this point obviously realised that his digital
ID was all over everything he had sent to Victor from his
various email accounts and he was trying to cover his
tracks. Too late.
Rick's technical IT skills are further shown in their true
light thanks to his amusing exchanges with Tacitus Monroe.
He mistakenly thought Tacitus was an AOL user based on his
own shoddy analysis of the email headers, and also thought
at various times that Tacitus was Russian and probably based
in New Jersey. Rick Doty an expert in the world of IT? We
Bill's comments continue:
Far more likely is that knowing his reputation (c.f.
the Bennewitz affair of the early 1980s) his details
would have been inserted into the forensic history
of the releases as plausible deniability; IP
addresses can be cloned and fabricated with
sophisticated software. In other words, if anything
went wrong with the planned release, Doty as a
scapegoat (patsy) was at hand at whom to
conveniently point the finger.
A considerable measure of intelligence and
understanding of how the intelligence world
functions must be used when considering the real
source of the materials.
What Bill fails to mention in the above quote is the fact
that cloning and other methods of inserting IP addresses
into email headers can be very easily detected. The emails
in question have not been tampered with by anyone at
anytime. Quite simply, they came from Richard Doty.
Plausible deniability is a convenient phrase for the lazy
and the deluded.
His patronising comments regarding intelligence and
understanding can be turned around and used against him.
Substitute "intelligence world" for "real world".
Bill has always gone to great lengths to protect the
Identity of Rick Doty from the public. He has known from a
very early stage that his information was coming from Rick
Doty, not some anonymous entity from deep within the DIA,
but directly from Rick. He attempts to explain this away by
saying the anonymous sources were using Rick as a conduit
for the information flow (plausible deniability eh?).
A bizarre example of this "protection" can be found in
events at the Laughlin UFO conference earlier this year.
Posting #16 (The "Eben" writing sample) is prefaced with the
|Note by BR: This posting was received by myself
while at the Laughlin UFO Congress, Nevada. There
are two parts:
At the same time as receiving the writing sample, Bill
also received a further instalment of the Team Commanders
log and some photos. Bill has stated that he received this
information in a manila envelope left for him at the hotel
reception desk. Such intrigue!
Would you Like to know who left the envelope for Bill? Of
course you would, it was Bill himself!
He had already received the envelope from Rick Doty but
didn't want to give anyone watching the opportunity of
linking Bill and the information with Rick so he concocted a
ridiculous plan. Bill arrived at the hotel well in advance
of Rick and went to the reception desk to leave the envelope
for himself to collect a little later - obviously when the
receptionists had changed shift. He collected the envelope
at a time when Rick was still in the air on the way to the
conference. Thus, for anyone watching
and taking notes (!), there would be no way for them to
tie-in the envelope with Rick and make the connection. Great
plan! That is, until you tell people about it. Doh!
Of course, it won't surprise you to learn the Eben writing
sample and the photos received from Rick are known fakes.
Didn't Bill find this a little odd? It's not the first time
that Rick has done this either. He sent Victor a series of
photos and also claimed those as being authentic. He even
concocted a silly side-story which had an insider actually
selling the photos for thousands of dollars and as result of
this was wanted by the authorities. The photos in question
are from the infamous "Nashville UFO" incident - yet another
Bill's propensity for stretching the truth can be found
elsewhere on the "official" site.
On the updates
page, contained within some outrageous comments we see the
|One thing is clear: Broadbent, Dube and Connolly
appear to believe that Serpo is a hoax which in
their opinion – which they are keen to persuade
others to believe – is entirely perpetrated by Doty.
The agenda of Reality Uncovered is to argue this
However, this is conjecture – and has much to do
with the belief systems of the individuals
concerned, supported by their interpretation of the
very limited amount of evidence to which they have
access. It needs to be explained that none of the
four are privy to any important information emerging
from the “Insider” community.
A finer example of patronising you will never see. Bill
professes both to know our belief systems (which couldn't be
more disparate if you tried!) and that we only have access
to a very limited amount of evidence.
Bill, you would be SO surprised to discover just how much
evidence we have, and exactly WHO we have been talking with.
There is so much going on behind the scenes that I suspect
you would be uncomfortably surprised at how far we have
come. For the record though, our knowledge that Serpo is a
hoax can hardly be called conjecture. It is based on solid,
hard, verifiable evidence. Anyone truly hoping to discover
the truth can see that for themselves by simply reading what
we have to say - It speaks for itself.
You may be wondering what the title of this article means.
Read on and all will be explained...
Also at the above updates page:
|Kerry Cassidy and I have been told that more
information will be released later in the year “once
certain problems have been dealt with”. I know
nothing of the progress of these initiatives or
whether the referenced problems have been handled…
or not. I have heard nothing for quite a while. Like
all observers, I am waiting; and, like all
observers, I want to see those photos… again.
Elsewhere we read that no one knows if and when posting
will resume, or what will be released when it does. I find
it extremely surprising that Bill Ryan doesn't have more to
say on this issue - he should know.
He told me and fellow RU admin Ryan some information that is
quite staggering when one takes it in the correct context.
We had shared with Bill a lot of the information we had on
Doty, at a time when we still thought that Bill had nothing
to do with this story.
Bill always had an answer or excuse for our questions and
statements regarding Doty and what we
knew about a number of pertinent issues. When he realised
that he couldn't simply talk away Doty's involvement in the
Serpo hoax any longer (believe me, he tried!), he finally
admitted that Doty was indeed involved and in fact was
acting as a conduit for the information. It actually went a
lot deeper than that.
He actually said that Doty had already been sent hundreds of
encrypted Serpo-related documents and they were sitting on
Doty's computer waiting to be decrypted! We were naturally
stunned when he told us this so we asked him how he could be
so sure that Doty was telling the truth.
He replied that he had no doubt of this. You see, one night
he spoke with Rick on the phone and Rick was struggling with
an incredibly difficult puzzle related to one of the
documents. According to Bill, Rick had to solve a series of
questions to gain access to the actual document. He said
Rick's puzzlement and frustration was palpable and totally
impossible to fake on the phone over any length of time. He
said they both struggled for over half an hour with the
particular question until Bill eventually found the answer
using Google. Rick's relief was enormous and quite simply
not something that could be faked...
Hmm Bill, have you stopped to consider that you were quite
possibly helping Rick with a particularly difficult
crossword question...? Gullible or culpable? I know what I
So, all of you people waiting patiently for the next release
of information; Rick may need a little help with his
crossword puzzle... ZT