to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), the State
Department was recently investigating a man claiming to be “Barry
O’Beirne” during a passport fraud inquiry.
being confronted with inconsistencies about his identity, the
individual admitted his true name was William Howard Hughes Jr., and
that he deserted from the U.S. Air Force in 1983,” an AFOSI news release
Hughes, now 66, told
investigators that he was “depressed” about his Air Force career, so he
assumed the fictitious identity of O’Beirne and had been living in
California ever since.
But AFOSI spokeswoman Linda Card said there are many more questions to be answered as the investigation continues.
reason why this particular story should be interesting to the readers
of the Daily Grail, is because Hughes used to be stationed at theKirtland Air Force baseby
the time he went AWOL (specifically, at the Air Force Operation Test
and Evaluation Center). Around the same time a man by the name of Paul
Bennewitz –a brilliant electrical engineer residing in Albuquerque, who
aside from running a successful company that performed contracts for the
Air Force, was also a UFO enthusiast and member ofAPRO—
had been sounding the alarms and was utterly convinced that the strange
lights he’d been observing for years over Kirtland and theManzano Weapons Storage Area(a
humongous man-made cavern built inside a mountain to store nuclear
weapons, which was decommissioned in 1992) were evidence of nepharious