Paul Epley is dying of cancer and wants to get off his shoulders what he knows about Roswell, what the army required him to do in Korea, and how they asked him to assassinate Martin Luther King.
His is a tale of routine acts of lawlessness and murder. It may become a common tale as accountability proceeds. Thanks to Bre.
Old soldier drops three explosive bombshells
By Mary Joyce
When Paul Epley finally talked publically about some of his secret military activities, his story ended up in a small North Carolina newspaper. Guess what? Two weeks later, two FBI men showed up where he was working and said, “If you don’t keep your mouth shut, we’ll shut it.”
That was in the 1990s, but today Paul no longer cares if they kill him. He’s 80 years old, fighting cancer and wants to get three things off his conscience. On August 8, 2010, two of us from the Sky Ship website and two men with video cameras were invited to his home to record stories that have haunted him nearly his entire life. We also were given access to documents and an earlier video that originally weren’t to be released until after his death.
Saw live Roswell alien
In the summer of 1950, Paul was in the U.S. Army and working at Camp Wallace on the James River in Virginia. One day, for reasons he no longer can recall, he went to Camp Perry near Williamsburg, Virginia. While there, he recognized an MP guarding a bunker; they had served in Guam together.
“I went down and asked him what he was guarding,” says Paul, “and he said I can’t show you. So I kept talking to him and he said, ‘All right, I’ll give you a brief look at it.’ So he opened the door.”
Behind the door, just 15 to 20 feet from him, was an alien standing in a small cage with a base that was only three to four feet square. The alien was about 4 ½ feet tall and only wearing briefs.
What caught Paul’s eye the most was the alien’s skin color which he described as “an old orange-gray, dead-looking color.” Despite the color, Paul assured us it was alive and seemed to be aware of his presence.
Though smaller and skinnier, Paul found the alien’s features remarkably human-like. The shape of the head, ears, eyes, nose, chest, arms and legs were all similar to those of a human being. He did say the alien was almost bald with just a little bit of hair. He also noticed the alien’s fingers were longer than those of a human being.
After viewing the alien for several minutes, Paul left the bunker. He recalls the guard saying “that was the fifth one from Roswell” and “they were taking it up north somewhere.” In an earlier interview, Paul explained that the alien was transported from Roswell, New Mexico to Fort Hood, Texas before arriving at Camp Perry, Virginia. “At that time,” Paul adds, “Camp Perry was the most secret place that we had in America. I didn’t know much because I didn’t stay there long, but I know you had to have top secret (clearance) to get in.”
|Used as a military assassin|
This part of Paul’s story has haunted him since the Korean War ended in 1953. Since then, he has nightly nightmares, suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and must take medication to help calm his nerves.
A simple 18-year-old country boy from North Carolina wasn’t prepared for what he got into when he joined the U.S. Army. During basic training, he severely broke his ankle and was going to be discharged. Paul, however, wanted to be a soldier and pleaded to remain in the service. The military agreed to let him stay and do only light duties – with one condition. He had to do anything he was asked without question.
That agreement pretty much destroyed his life. When the Korean War was ending, the United States didn’t want the North Koreans, the ones who had helped the U.S. during the war, to return to their homes. There was concern they would reveal U.S. intelligence information to the North Korean government/military. The solution was to assassinate the Korean allies and make it look like they’d died in combat.
Time and time again, he carried out assassination orders. Typically, he was told a “prisoner of war” was escaping and to shoot him dead, roll him in a trench and then toss in a grenade so it would look like a combat death.
Within a two or three week period, he also was taught to fly a plane – but not how to land it. His mission was to crash a plane into a desolate island and bail out before impact. When he went to the back of the plane to jump, he saw bound Koreans in the cargo section including two women. Yes, Paul says, the crash was to make their deaths look accidental.
|Asked to assassinate Martin Luther King|
In 1967, long after Paul was discharged from the U.S. Army, he was called to a meeting at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. Because of the nature of what he wishes to reveal, here are Paul’s exact words:
PAUL: “I had to run up to Langley. So I got up there, went in the meeting. They was two civilians and two colonels – an Air Force colonel and an Army colonel. They sat down there and talked, didn’t say no name or nothing, but they talked about what all was going on in the country and that they had one person that they had to get rid of. Everybody knowed who it was from the way they was talking, all this stuff in Rocksville (Little Rock?), down south and everything. They was talking about Martin Luther King. That was in ’67 in the summer and they wanted me to help them. And I told them that I had a good job, raising a family and didn’t want nothing else to do with it. But they sure approached me and tried to get me to help them.”
QUESTION: “In your mind, do you feel like they were asking you to help with an assassination hit on Martin Luther King?”
PAUL: “Right. That’s exactly what they wanted.”
QUESTION: “Do you have any idea why they wanted to get rid of him?”
PAUL: “ ’Cause there was so much trouble going on with the Blacks.”
QUESTION: “And they thought that would fix it?”
PAUL: “Well, it did.”
The video to the right is an unedited 21-minute interview with Paul Epley and his son Kendall. It was taped on August 8, 2010 at the Epley home. An additional video was taped at the end of this interview to clarify information.
Here are photos of Paul during his military service.