Recently, I received an email from a reader of our site. This “Anonymous” reader asked me to write about a story almost sf, a story about a project called SERPO. So, I will forward the email content (I found it quite interesting)
SERPO Project is the name of a top-secret exchange program which suppose the cooperation between the U.S government and an extrasolar planet called SERPO (a planet of Zeta Reticuli). Details on this cooperation program appeared in several stories of UFO conspiracy theory, such as the 1983 incident in which a man, Sergeant Richard C. Doty from the U.S. Army, contacted an investigative journalist (Linda Howe). He provides her with evidence of this program for HBO documentary “ET factor”. Another incident is that from 2005, when a series of e-mails were sent to a discussion group led by Victor Martinez.
The first mention of the “SERPO project” was made into a list of emails mentioned by the researcher Victor Martinez. Different versions of this conspiracy theory circulated later on the serpo site. According to the most common version of the story: an alien survived the well-known Roswell UFO incident. He had been detained by U.S authorities but they treated him well. After a while, the alien contacted his planet and then he was repatriated. The story claims that this incident has led to a kind of relationship between the U.S government and the aliens on that planet.
Some says that the alien comes from a planet from a binary star system called Zeta Reticuli. The Zeta Reticuli has a very well known history in ufology (e.g the abduction of Betty and Barney Hill). It seems that in Zeta Reticuli’ system – live an alien race called “gray aliens”.
But this almost SF story doesn’t stop here. It is claimed that 12 U.S soldiers had visited the SERPO planet between 1965 and 1978. This planet is located at a distance of about 37 light years from Earth. It’s lighted by two suns and it’s smaller than Earth but with an atmosphere similar to “ours”. However, the radiation level from the SERPO is much higher than on the Earth. Aliens on SERPO have no leaders or government and live in small communities. On the planet live about 650,000 beings.
American’s soldiers remained on SERPO until 1978, after that, 8 of them were returned to Earth. Two have died on the planet but other two decided to stay there. All eight soldiers who returned home eventually died because of unbearable radiation on SERPO.
A statement from the author of this site (about SERPO)
I always liked the “aliens stories”. Once, I even believed that somewhere in this huge universe they could live. But as I grew up I started to refuse the existence of some smarter beings (I can’t argue why) but the fascination for these stories still exist somewhere in me.