Philip Schneider (April 23, 1947 - January 17, 1996) claimed to be an ex-government geologist and
structural engineer who was involved in building underground military bases around the United States
(possessing a level 3 security clearance, "Rhyolite 38"), and to be one of only three people to have
survived a deadly battle in which 66 American and NATO "Delta Force" soldiers were killed. This battle
allegedly occurred in 1979 between Grey aliens and U.S. military and NATO forces at an underground
base at Dulce, NM [(c.f.: "The Dulce Wars: Underground Alien Bases & the Battle for Planet Earth" By
Branton, "Underground Alien Bases" by Commander X and "Reality of the Serpent Race & The
Subterranean Origin of the UFOs" by both)].
For the last two years of his life, Schneider gave over 30 lectures to a variety of audiences across the
globe, concerning conspiracy theories in which he claimed to be leaking information exposing them.
However, Schneider was never able or willing to prove his allegations (e.g. showing the entrance to
Dulce Base). His claims received little mainstream notice, but caused quite a buzz in UFO enthusiast circles.
Schneider was found dead in his Wilsonville, Oregon apartment on January 17, 1996. He had apparently
been dead for several days (perhaps up to a week), and reportedly had a rubber hose wrapped three times
around his neck. Tim Swartz writes that "Clackamas County Coroner's office initially attributed Philip
Schneider's death to a stroke or heart attack." Some suggest Schneider was murdered; supposedly
because he was leaking information to the public, unveiling conspiracies. He in fact claimed to have
avoided 13 murder attempts taken on his life during the time in which he was lecturing on conspiracy
theories. He suffered multiple physical illnesses (osteoporosis, cancer, injuries). Officially, suicide is
now stated as the cause of death.
The medical examiner took blood and urine samples at the autopsy but refused to analyze them, saying
that the county would not "waste their money on a suicide". Although samples would be kept for 12
months, when asked for these samples to be sent to an independent lab 11 months later they were
"missing" and presumed "destroyed". Schneider had missing fingers on his left hand, and limited motion
in his shoulders. It may have been physically impossible for him to have held the rubber hose in his left
hand with missing fingers and then wrap the hose three times with shoulders that had limited motion. In
order to end up where his body was, he had to sit on the edge of his bed, wrap the hose around his neck,
slowly and painfully strangle to death, and fallen head first into a wheel chair. Philip was an expert in
chemicals and his own medical needs. He had multiple pills at hand that could have ended his life
quickly and painlessly. He also had a 9 mm gun that he had borrowed to protect himself. Additionally,
his paperwork and evidence used in his conspiracy-related talks were all mysteriously missing. Clearly,
for many, the suspicion surrounding Phil Schneider's death adds to the potential validity of his claims.