How the Covert-Ops’ Reverse Engineering of ET Abductees Shifts the Abduction Paradigm

Part IV

By Melinda Leslie


RE-ABS: An Acronym is Reborn

I’m sure that many, if not most, readers upon seeing the title of this article thought “re-abductions” upon seeing the acronym RE-ABS. Well, you’d be right, or at least half right. The obvious play on words is intentional. But, while it does mean re-abduction in the form of experiences where some individuals are being abducted by military subsequent to an ET experience (with or without the presence of ETs), or are taken again by ETs with military personnel also present, it also means R.E. -ABS as in reverse engineering from abductees and/or reverse-engineered abductees.

Reversed Engineered

Someone recently explained to me that they were confused as to what the term “reverse-engineered” meant as is it is used so much throughout ufology (also referred to as “back-engineered”). Their comment helped me to realize this widely used phrase may not be as well understood as I, or other researchers, have assumed. So, for those of you who may need clarification, here is the Wikipedia (online encyclopedia) and Wictionary (online dictionary) definitions:

“Reverse engineering (RE) is the process of discovering the technological principles of a device, object or system through analysis of its structure, function and operation. It often involves taking something (e.g., a mechanical device, electronic component, or software program) apart and analyzing its workings in detail to be used in maintenance, or to try to make a new device or program that does the same thing without copying anything from the original. Reverse engineering has its origins in the analysis of hardware for commercial or military advantage. The purpose is to deduce design decisions from end products with little or no additional knowledge about the procedures involved in the original production.”

“Reverse-engineer. To derive or duplicate the design, technical specifications, manufacturing methods, or functionality of an object by studying an existing product, prototype, etc.”

“Reverse engineering. The process of analyzing the construction and operation of a product in order to manufacture a similar one.”

When UFO researchers use the above terms, they are generally referring to the concept that captured, crash-retrieved, shot down, given, or loaned ET technology is either taken apart or examined closely to determine how it works, in order to duplicate it, or to develop something in human technology that mimics it.

A Formula for a New Paradigm: Crash Retrievals + Reverse Engineering + ET Abductions = RE-ABs A Formula for a New Paradigm

This formula, while playing off the obvious technical mathematical theme, conceptualizes what my research is saying. I know that most folks would not see how adding such seemingly different ufology research concepts would or could add up together. Yet, in my research the relationship is the key. As I stated in the beginning, this targeting of abductees by governmental agencies is some of the strongest evidence for the reality and importance of the ET abduction phenomenon. If there is no such thing as ET abduction, then why would these RE-AB related events be happening to us, people who have nothing in their lives to warrant any kind of covert military/intelligence interest in them other than that they claim to have experienced an ET abduction?

Harassment, surveillance, and re-abduction by these agencies suggests there must be something very important about us and our ET experiences or why is all the time, energy, and money being spent? To most readers, the concept of covert black budget programs existing within governmental systems is well understood. Many highly secret covert programs’ financial accounting is buried in such “black budgets,” seemingly overlooked by those to whom government is entrusted. Yet, make no mistake; the appropriation of monies within black budgets is still within someone’s approval process. Somewhere in a chain of command the decision is being made to allocate money towards said “project.” That “project” still requires a “budget” regardless of how white, grey (pun intended), or black it is!  And in all standard business practices, budget line items still require justification.

So, given the extent of what must be involved in RE-ABS with operational task force teams, facilities in use, transportation logistics, data management, and military or intelligence personnel at every stage of the events, someone is justifying such an immense expenditure – right?  My research into the experiences reported shows many common threads shared in those experiences. One such thread is an interest in ET technology by these agencies. So, how do you justify the money that would have to be allocated for such experiences? The technology, that’s how!

From crash retrieval cases alone we know the UFO management and technology cabal is obviously pursuing the technology!  Thus, black budgets would be involved in running an operation such as a crash retrieval. In his research of the subject, Ryan Wood, author of Majic Eyes Only: Earth’s Encounter with Extraterrestrial Technology, 2005, suggests there may be as many as 74 known incidents of UFO crash retrieval operations.

Even if the actual number is less, obviously someone is justifying the expense for those operations. And again, the justification would be the pursuit of ET technology. Besides wanting to retrieve the technology, they would also be asking “how does it work?” Now, add that question with the sheer number of ET abduction cases out there, and wouldn’t it stand to reason that somewhere along the way they would have to have asked, “Could some of these abductees know something?” Especially if those managing the ET issue within the covert world are aware to any degree the depth of abduction research and the number of individuals involved worldwide?

It would be their job to know:

• Their job to know that two different Roper Polls conducted have respondents that the Roper organization says statistically represent approximately 4,000,000 (four-million) ET abductees in the continental US alone!

• Their job to know that US abduction researchers numbering in the double digits have on the average between 500 and 1,500 separate documented cases each!  And that in other countries, ET contact accounts are either generally accepted by the populace and therefore underreported, or are not tracked and remain unaccounted for in most US abduction research. Of course, these numbers would be known to those whose job it is to know – the same cabal managing ET information and technology.

Continue Reading in Part V: No Dereliction of Duty, and Covert-Ops’ Reverse Engineering of ET Abductees

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Melinda Leslie is a researcher, investigator and lecturer in the field of ufology. She has been public with her own abduction encounter experiences for over 20 years and has researched covert-ops and military involvement in abductions for nearly the same length of time. She has interviewed over 80 abductees who have experienced MILABs, which involve military appearing personnel who use drug induced interrogations and hypnosis in order to retrieve extraterrestrial related information from alien abductees. Melinda’s research is featured in the book; Camouflage Through Limited Disclosure: Deconstructing a Cover-up of the Extraterrestrial Presence by Randy Koppang.

Melinda Leslie has lectured for numerous organizations including MUFON, The X-Conference, The Bay Area UFO Expo, UFO Expo West, The International UFO Congress, The Whole Life Expo, and others. She has been a guest on numerous popular radio shows including Coast-to-Coast AM, and has appeared on several television shows. For nine years she was the Producer and Director of a UFO lecture series hosting the most prominent names in ufology. In addition to her abduction work, Leslie has been a paranormal researcher for over 25 years and a founding member of the Orange County Paranormal Researchers Group, an organization which conducts formal paranormal investigations.

Melinda Leslie, also known as “The UFO Lady,” co-operates the Center for the New Age in Sedona, Arizona. Among other duties, she hosts UFO Sighting Tours and Tours of Vortexes. Her company also houses a UFO Research Center which holds regular UFO Discussion Groups. MILABS-Alien-Abduction-MILAB.jpg


Melinda Leslie is available to present her research regarding How the Covert-ops’ Reverse-Engineering of Extraterrestrial Abductees Redefines UFO Cover-ups and Abduction Paradigms. Leslie speaks about the management of extraterrestrial related information and technology that includes the monitoring and re-abduction of alien abductees. She explains that just as covert-ops personnel gather and reverse engineer extraterrestrial craft, they also gather and reverse-engineer abductees – and for the same reasons: furthering the development of secret technology programs and control of extraterrestrial information. She explains how military surveillance enables them to re-abduct and interrogate abductees in order to gather information on ET motives, ET genetics, abductee psi/paranormal abilities and ET technology.

Melinda believes covert-ops’ involvement may be the best evidence for the reality and importance of UFO abduction. Additionally, her presentation demonstrates why there can’t be official disclosure without it addressing the abduction phenomenon. Melinda also conducts weekly UFO Discussion Groups for those who wish to share their personal experiences or to hear about her abduction and sighting experiences and/or have questions. All things UFO and ET are discussed and everyone is welcome. MILABS-Alien-Abduction.jpg




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