The Valiant Thor Landing
002741-57 Room 4D-717
Project Blue Book
Jill, Donn, Valiant
During the winter of 1956-57, the Washington, D.C. area was extremely cold, but it was a good feeling to be
working in a high security position in the Pentagon. I lived only a short distance away in Georgetown, the old
section of the Nation's Capital. Senator J.F. Kennedy lived on "O" Street just a block away from our house on
During a successful tour with the U.S. Naval Ceremonial Honor Guard, we had met with astronauts Glen, Cooper,
Waly Sherrar, who were the first wave of successful space travelers. Also we had visited the Tomb of the
Unknown Soldier numerous times. It seemed like every time a visiting dignitary came to Washington, they lay a
wreath at the tomb.
We had met the Queen of England several times at the airport, as these were some
of the duties I performed as a young officer in the Navy. After carrying the 2-Star flag at the funeral of my late uncle,
Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, I was recommended for a security clearance and was granted a Top Secret
Clearance after a lengthy six-month background study (B1 complete 1957). After being transferred to the Chief of
Naval Information (CHINFO), I worked in the Security Clearance section before being indoctrinated into the branch
office of the Air Force called PROJECT BLUE BOOK. It was a joint service office; that is, two Marines, two Army,
two Navy and three Air Force officers.
The work was routine, opening incoming mail, sorting out what was called actual sightings as opposed to many
fake UFO photos. We also acted as a Public Information Office (PIO), much like a public relations office.
Everypublisher's dream was to get the real low down on the UFO situation, which was suppressed by the group
that dictated national policy on the UFO matter.
In mid March, 1957, we received an urgent message from the Alexandria Police Department. The message
indicated that two of their on-duty police officers had picked up an alien who had landed some 14 miles south of
Pentagon Boulevard, and the occupant was transported to the Pentagon to meet with the Under Secretary of
Defense and then shuttled underground to meet with President Eisenhower and Vice President Richard Nixon.
The meeting lasted for nearly an hour and then, the alien visitor was put on VIP status and was shuttled back to
the Pentagon where he spent the night in the Army reception office on the first floor near the concourse.
This alien's name was Valiant Thor.
Commander James was on duty at the Security Clearance and Review for the branch officer of the Project Blue
Book. He oversaw the meeting through official channels and reported the landing and meeting of the
"space emissary", as he was labeled by the Department of Defense, to a governing group of high military officials
including Secretary of Defense F.F. Forestall and other scientific men of which there were twelve. They in turn
made recommendations to the President and Cabinet members, the CIA, FBI, NSA, and so on.
The landing of Valiant Thor was perhaps the first documented landing of a human-type alien by military officials.
He contacted an individual in the Pentagon who was an advocate of the UFO alien situation. "Nancy Warren"
in turn contacted a minister, who was also a private investigator and theologian, a Dr. Frank E. Stranges, who then
met with this individual. Dr. Stranges had been a guest speaker at the National Evangelistic Center for two weeks.
Val Thor landed in Alexandria and met with the President to discuss the world's problems and offer
advice and counsel on how to deal with and eliminate them. He indicated to Mr. Eisenhower that the world was in
a precarious situation and that if the world continued to proceed on a war footing - it would cause an economic
imbalance throughout the world. Val Thor stayed on Earth until March 16, 1960, and then disembarked to his
home planet Venus.
He indicated that his race of people lived and dwelled underground and that many
of the planets throughout the universe sustain life in this same manner. He also mentioned the waves of aliens who
would land around the world to help with the Earth's seemingly insurmountable problems. He stated that a group
from a distant planetary system would be coming to give aid and data to help the Earth's progress. Val Thor spoke
of Christ's presence in the universe and that it was heartwarming to see Christ's advanced teaching continuing.
This visitation at the Pentagon marks perhaps a new era in knowledge, wisdom and understanding on our planet.
- Harley Andrew Byrd
Nephew to the late
Rear Admiral Richard
United States Navy
From the book
Stranger at the Pentagon
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