The Bob Lazar FAQ
- So just who is Bob Lazar anyway?
Robert Lazar is a scientist claiming to have worked
in an above Top Secret installation known as S-4, ten
miles south of AREA 51 in the Nevada desert. (1)
- Why all the fuss?
He was a scientist who claims to have been employed
between December 1988 and April 1989 to examine a
captured flying saucer to try and reverse engineer the
saucer's propulsion mechanism. He claims that there were
nine different saucers at S-4, although he was only
working on one of them. (1)
- Where did he say he worked?
Area S-4 in the Nevada Test Site/Nellis Bombing and
Gunnery Range. There are three S-4s in the Nevada Test
Site. One is a nuclear reactor, one is an area just south
of the Tonopah test range, and one called Papoose Dry
Lake Bed, ten miles south of Area 51. It is the latter
area that he claims to have worked in. (1)
- Who did he work for?
He claims he was hired as a senior staff physicist at
Area S-4, for what he was told was the United States
- Why did he come forward?
Apparently, from a remote viewpoint he showed the
craft being tested at S-4 to others who didn't have
proper security clearances. He claims that after his
employer found this out, personal information of his
started 'disappearing'. Things such as birth
certificates, past employer records etc. He was also in
fear of his life at one moment in time. (3)
- What about his education?
To quote Lazar: "I have two masters degrees;
one's in physics; one's in electronics. I wrote my thesis
on MHD, which is magnetohydrodynamics." (3)
From the Pre-Sentence Report,
dated 7/27/90, for Lazar's pandering conviction: (5)
- 8-76, high school graduate, Westbury, New York
- 1978, Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics and
Electronic Technology, Pacifica University
- 1982, Masters of Science in Physics, MIT,
- (No physical proof of degree
- 1985, Masters of Science in Electronic
Technology, Cal Tech, California.
- (No physical proof of degree
Lazar also claims to have attended both Los Angeles
Pierce College and Cal State University, Northridge
before attending Cal Tech and MIT.(6)
- Who were his past employers?
- Fairchild Electronics in southern California (4)
- Los Alamos National Laboratory - Meson Physics
- (Only available proof is his listed
name in the LANL phone directory)
- United States Navy(2)
- (Only available proof is a W-2 form
issued by the U.S. Navy)
- What did he actually do there?
He claims to have been hired to be part of a
"back engineering" team. Back engineering is
the act of taking apart a finished product to find out
what makes it tick. In this instance, their job was to
back engineer a flying disc to see if it could be
reproduced with earth materials. His specific job was to
help back engineer the propulsion system (4)
- How may others worked there?
To Quote Lazar: "22 people that I knew of, in
the area that I worked in. How extensive the rest of the
facility was, I don't know." (3)
- Saucers? Really?, come on...
Yes, Saucers... More specifically, Lazar claims that
there were at least nine different types housed at S-4.
He worked only on one type. He dubbed this the 'Sports
Model'. A scaled model of this craft is currently
available from the Testors Corporation.
- Academic degrees?
This has been an extremely difficult subject -
Basically there is no physical evidence to support
Lazar's claims of receiving Masters degrees from MIT or
Lazar did file for Chapter 7 (liquidation) bankruptcy
in 1986.(6) This occurred
approximately two years before going to work for the Navy
- Acquaintances and Contacts?
- John Lear
- Gene Huff
- Edward Teller
- Experience with Las Vegas brothels?
Lazar apparently installed some computer equipment
for a Las Vegas brothel at some point in time. During an
interview he announced this on television. Since
prostitution is illegal in certain cities of Nevada (Las
Vegas included), the brothel owners and Lazar were
charged accordingly. The owners were charged with a
misdemeanor while Lazar was charge with six felonies. He
eventually plead guilty to pandering and the rest of
charges were dropped. (4)
- Testors UFO model tie?
Currently, a plastic model kit of Lazar's 'Sport
Model' is available from the Testors Model Corporation.
Testors has also done other scaled replicas of 'black
budget' models in the past.
- Movie connections
A movie about Lazar and his claims is in the works.(8)
- Studio: New Line Cinema
- Director: Chuck Russell
- Producers: Michael DeLuca, Chuck Russell, and Jon
- F/X, CGI: Jon Farhat
- Screenwriter: David Rabe
- Release Date: 1996
- Movies?, model saucers? Isn't he just
ca$hing in on this?
- Disinformation? Couldn't he actually
work for the government?
- Hummm.. Could he actually be telling
- Where is he today?
He still lives in Las Vegas at the same house he had
before, during, and after the S4 events. (7)
- What is he doing now?
He runs a photo processing lab for real estate
appraisers and also has a contract to repair alpha probes
(alpha radiation detectors) for Los Alamos National
- Why doesn't he continue following
His story has been out there for 6 years now. He's
cooperated in the past, but he feels there's not much
more he can do. Focus is now turned to getting his story
out to the general public. He feels a feature film
release is the best way to reach the most people.(7)
- How can I see Area51/Groom Lake?
Interested parties should contact the Area51
Research Center run by local resident and expert Glenn Campbell. He's
more than willing to provide PUBLIC information.
- How can I see Area S-4?
Interested parties should contact: Tom Mahood (firstname.lastname@example.org)
for a FREE guide on how to see the Papoose Lake area.
- Is ther more information on the Net?
For more information check out IUFOG - The
Guide on Lazar by Nick Humphries
Billy Goodman's Happening, KVEG Radio; Las Vegas, NV,
10:00pm - 1:00am
Billy Goodman Happening Show, KVEG Radio; Las Vegas,
Lazar Synopsis by Gene Huff
Lazar Flaws - The Academic Background by Tom Mahood
Robert Lazar Timeline by Tom Mahood
received from Gene Huff - 06/13/95
received from Gene Huff - 07/12/95
The page was updated Monday, November 04, 1996
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