Derrel Sims offers more than flying pie pans and talk of "men in black."
Derrel Sims offers more than flying pie pans and talk of "men in black."
Laura Goodenough

Stranger Than Fiction

UFO investigators have a tough time coming up with anything concrete to support their claims, especially when objects come and go in multiple dimensions and the only witnesses are threatened to silence by a shadowy government that doesn't officially exist. It is not for lack of trying, though. These pursuants of the paranormal are a pretty stalwart bunch and tend to stand by their beliefs in the face of much ridicule and adversity.

Mainstream media coverage will hardly touch the subject (perhaps with good reason: It's a bad sign when the word "alleged" appears almost as often as "the" and "if"). So beyond late-night AM radio talk shows, few know about Derrel Sims, who's at the top of the UFOlogist pack and has made alleged evidence his life's pursuit. He's also the director of SABER/FIRST, an association of medical and scientific professionals who review evidence of alleged human contact with aliens. The group's goal is to bring more credibility to its chosen field by relying on hard evidence and scientific methods as opposed to the conjecture and speculation that often get passed off as fact in the field of UFO research.

Sims, who claims to be a UFO abductee himself, will present his evidence during a lecture and workshop for Eclectic Viewpoint. Called "Alien Evidence," the lecture and workshop include the evidence and stories he's accumulated during three decades of UFO research. His evidence includes "implants" allegedly found in human subjects. It is alleged that the implants are of alien origin, and Sims will explain how they are allegedly administered. It is also alleged that extraterrestrials use these to "tag" individuals much like a biologist would tag a lion or bison during a scientific study. However, other implants are allegedly man-made and used by the government for intelligence collection.


Derrel Sims will present "Alien Evidence" during a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Friday and a workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday before the Eclectic Viewpoint at the Richardson Civic Center, 411 W. Arapaho Road. Admission is $25 for the lecture; the workshop costs $60. Call (214) 706-3630.

A small piece of the Roswell wreckage will also be featured. Lab results will be on hand for inspection, and Sims will tell how he gained possession of this piece--a tale involving "the CIA, theft, murder and intrigue." Sims will also discuss cattle mutilation and "the role the government has in this ongoing invasion." And, for the strong of stomach, there will be photo evidence of human mutilation shown at the Saturday workshop along with advice on spotting telltale signs of an alien abduction and handwriting analyses for attendees.

Sims' lecture and workshop show just how jaded and hard people, even the believers, have become. We can remember the days when a blurry photograph or shaky, handheld video footage was all anyone needed as evidence of alien life.


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