51: The Alien Interview video is color video footage claimed
to have been obtained by a man who identifies himself only
as "Victor," who purports it to be of an extraterrestrial
being interrogated at a government facility.
maintains the footage was copied from a top-secret video
originally recorded at Area 51. For fear of having his
identity pinpointed, he never specifies whether he was
an employee at the facility, but vaguely states that he
"had reason to be present at Area 51... more than
the Alien Interview documentary states the copy was smuggled
out of Area 51, Victor once again strays from details
by never specifically saying where the copying took place.
He merely insists that an instance of "data leaking"
occurred during a massive transfer of video documentation
from video analog to digital disc storage in a "(lower)
security system." Victor took advantage of the circumstances
to copy the footage.
July 26, 1996, after several unsuccessful attempts to
get network television companies to view and subsequently
air his video, Victor contacted Rocket Pictures, an independent
home video distribution company based in Los Angeles.
Company president Tom Coleman, though reluctant at first,
agreed to produce a documentary based on the video after
his telephone conversation with Victor. Coleman sought
the opinion of outside experts before going forth with
making the documentary, and invited ufologist Sean David
Morton to view the video.
March 13, 1997, Morton, being interviewed by Art Bell
on the Coast to Coast AM radio show, made mention of the
video and described it in great detail, thus marking it
the first time the general public became aware of the
video's existence. Victor himself would be interviewed
by Bell just two months later. Calling from a phone and
using a device to alter his voice, Victor also went into
detail over the contents of the video.
alleged alien in an interrogation room. The video is approximately
two minutes and 55 seconds in length. It contains the
bold white characters "DNI/27" imposed in the
bottom left corner while a clock that runs upwards from
"04:00:18:15" to "04:03:12:25" during
the duration of the video appears in the bottom center.
diminutive being that fits the description of that of
the Greys is seated at a rectangular table. The subject,
which Victor says was brought to Area 51 after its craft
was shot down in 1989, is situated behind the end of the
table farthest from where the video is being shot and
is behind a large piece of glass which Victor describes
as part of a "bio-containment area" meant to
protect the alleged alien from microbes and viruses. Reflected
in the glass is what appears to be two television monitors.
The alien's head appears to be covered in bruises and
what Morton suggests is a heart monitor can be seen on
the table in front of the being.
person who Victor claims is a military officer attempting
to communicate with the alien telepathically can be seen
in the left foreground, while a more casually-dressed
human figure can alternately be seen entering/leaving
the video in the right foreground. The room where the
interview is taking place is very dimly lit, so darkness
obscures the two and reveals them as nothing more than
two unrecognizable shadowy figures. For the same reason,
only the creature's head is continuously visible, while
brief glimpses of its torso are also shown.
halfway through the video, the alien becomes visibly distressed
and appears to begin suffering from violent spasms and
bouts of choking/gagging. The military officer signals
for two medics, wearing scrubs and masks, to come to the
aid of the convulsing alien. The medics shine a flashlight
into its facial orifices, and one begins to wipe foam
away from its mouth. At this point the video ends. It
contains no audio, which Victor says he deliberately removed
so that he could protect the anonymity of those who appear
in the video.
footage has the characters DNI/27 burnt into the bottom
line of the frame, along with what appears to be the time
code numbers for date, minutes and seconds. The letters
DNI could be an acronym for the Department of Naval Intelligence,
the group responsible for the Area 51 base, a fact not many
people know about. The DNI connection to Area 51 has been
widely investigated. George Knapp, the TV journalist who
encouraged Bob Lazar to go public with his knowledge has
shown that Lazar's pay cheques from the time he claimed
to be working at Area 51 had DNI stamped on them.