Gil McDonald, Sr., took this picture of something hovering over the former Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City in 2004.
Author’s note: This is the second in a two-part series on Gil McDonald, Sr., who claims to have proof a space alien base exists in the Missouri state capital.
Gil McDonald, Sr., studies the night sky above Jefferson City. He’s seen things there; things he’s sure are not from our planet.
“I’ve seen so many (UFOs) the last few years some people consider me a fake,” he said. “It seems like any time I go out I’m going to get a picture of (a UFO) around Jefferson City.”
Gil, a retired guard from the state penitentiary in Jefferson City (which was decommissioned in 2004), knows alien spacecraft have landed on the penitentiary grounds for years because he’s seen them – and he’s photographed them.
“Some of the first photographs I got were about two blocks away from the Governor’s Mansion,” Gil said. He couldn’t see some of the craft, but captured them on infrared film. “The (aliens) have some kind of design that emits rays that makes the (craft) invisible to the human eye.”
But it’s not the UFOs that have haunted Gil – it’s their occupants.
“I saw a lot of those. I think they’re from out of the cosmos,” he said. “The best description I could give on those creatures is that they are the same thing we’ve always called ghosts. Some of them look like humans except they’re gray; like they’re drawn in pencil or something. Several times I have seen them walk directly through a solid object.”
Gil also saw alien executions, which made him think the Jefferson City penitentiary was also a prison for them.
“I did see them shoot a couple of their creatures and it wasn’t like a laser gun,” he said. “It looked like it shot something the size of a golf ball into them. The creature was shot and fell down and in 2 or 3 seconds it was dust.”
But if anyone else saw UFOs or aliens at the penitentiary, they kept quiet about it.
“They don’t talk about them,” Gil said. “We had an inmate at one time who said he saw a ghost. They ridiculed him so bad he never said anything about it again. And the officers knew they’d be fired if they brought it up.”
So Gil kept quiet, too. Then aliens began following Gil when he left work.
“It’s like they go home with you,” he said. “I don’t really know what they’re doing.”
But whatever the aliens’ purpose, Gil said he doesn’t think it’s benevolent. He said he’s seen evidence we may be lunch.
“It makes me think that we’re not on the top of the food chain,” he said. “It looks like they’re using humans. I think they take some people and don’t bring them back. We should not trust them completely.”
After Gil retired, he decided not to keep quiet about the space alien presence in Jefferson City and launched his Web site (http://cosmostarman.tripod.com) to warn the world.
“I’m just trying to give out information,” Gil said. “At first I was really excited about this, but it’s got a real price tag attached to it.”
Gil said he’s under government scrutiny. He’s been followed and his telephone has been tapped.
“I’ve been harassed for about three years now,” Gil said. “The entire neighborhood has been told I’m some kind of monster or totally insane. It drives people away from you. This is the authorities that are doing this.”
He’s even been paid a visit by the Men in Black; strange dark-suited, semi-human entities that have been reported harassing UFO witnesses since the modern UFO flap began in the 1940s. One night, while working bingo in Columbia, three MIB came into the room.
“These three young guys come in. All were dressed in black suits,” he said. “All were about the same size... Same kind of shirt, same kind of tie, same kind of haircut.”
Then they disappeared. Gil asked, but no one remembered seeing them.
“I’m just hanging out 100 percent and if the (government) wants to watch me or listen to me I’m not going to try to stop them,” Gil said. “I’ve been totally honest on this thing since the beginning and will continue to be.”
Gil hopes to see the day when his honesty is justified.
Copyright 2007 by Jason Offutt
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