Fact or Fiction?

The Zul Enigma features New Age concepts, physics theories, cutting edge technology and a diverse collection of organisations, people and places.

This is the place where you can find out what is real and what is not.

Be warned though... there is some information on this page that may give away elements of the plot.


Theories, Concepts and Disease


For insights into Brane, M, Matrix and String theories read Brian Greene’s brilliant books The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos www.briangreene.org


Some people believe information has been channelled over the years from the Cassiopaeans, the Pleiadians and Ra. There are many websites and books devoted to these subjects.


Climate Change - Habibullo Abdussamotov, Head of space research at St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in Russia has been saying for years that global warming is influenced by the activity of our sun and has nothing whatsoever to do with carbon dioxide or the so-called greenhouse effect. He also claims mankind should be fearing “a deep temperature drop – not catastrophic global warming”.

Astrometria is the Russian-Ukranian project measuring temporary variations in certain aspects of the sun from data gathered on the Russian segment of the International Space Station. Read more about it here. And an article Sun Heats Earth! that Jerome R Corsi wrote about Abdussamotov is available at www.wnd.com.

Also, here's a link to an article written by James Delingpole and published on 26th September 2010 on The Telegraph blog under the heading Global Cooling and the New World Order blogs.telegraph.co.uk. If you've read The Zul Enigma you will understand how significant this article is.


Zul’s interpretation of evolution is based on David Wilcock’s early edition of his book The Shift of Ages. A heavily revised and updated version is available on-line for free from David’s website the Divine Cosmos at www.divinecosmos.com.


In Part I, Chapter 8, Carlos’s conversation with Greg concerning the size of our galaxy is illustrated on a website called Powers of Ten based on the film by Charles and Ray Eames www.powersof10.com


President Obama's administration abandoned ex-President George Bush's term "enemy combatant" in March 2009 - fact. However, one of the first things President Bob Anderson did after he took power in The Zul Enigma, was to reinstate it - fiction.


The ancient Mayas, a civilisation of pre-Colombian Mesoamerica, developed a calendar of incredible complexity and accuracy known as the Mayan calendar. It is still used by several Maya communities in Guatemala. There are many websites devoted to the explanation of this calendar.


Two interesting papers written about meditation and its impact on DNA are Modulation of DNA Conformation by Heart-Focused Intention by Rollin McCraty, PhD, Mike Atkinson, and Dana Tomasino, BA, copyright 2003 Institute of HeartMath www.vitality-living.com, and a Harvard study published in 2008 titled Genomic Counter-Stress Changes Induced by the Relaxation Response www.plosone.org.


The fact that 50% of the Muslim population live in poverty, mentioned in Rebecca's diary entry dated Monday 11th March 2013 in Part III, was taken from the article Fighting Against Poverty in Islamic Societies written by Dr Mohammed Obaidullah and published in the December 2007 issue of the Islamic Voice www.islamicvoice.com.


Necrotising fasciitis commonly known as "flesh-eating disease", is the name of a rare, agonising infection of the deep layers of skin and subcutaneous tissues. The only treatment is antibiotics and aggressive removal of the infected tissue (sometimes requiring amputation) which can result in large open wounds.  


The Shock Doctrine is a term coined by Canadian author Naomi Klein www.naomiklein.org and provides the basis for her 2007 book entitled The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and 2009 documentary by the same name.


There are many videos of ex-US Military personnel describing their experiences regarding UFOs on YouTube.





A Faraday cage is established technology used to block external radio signals getting in to and internal radio signals getting out from the area within the cage.


Haptic display and holovideo technology are both available now.


Hydrothermal energy stems from a technique of harnassing power derived from hydrothermal vents located in the oceans. Learn more about it at www.marshallhydrothermal.com


Klystrons are specialised machines that amplify microwave and radio frequencies to produce low-power reference signals and high-power carrier waves and it would, indeed, require a high frequency wave to resonate a virus. However, some artistic license has been taken regarding triggering the virus since a high frequency wave cannot reach round the world in a matter of seconds the way a low frequency one can.


Laser technology could be used to stream data as described in the book.


Laser generated virtual keyboards exist, however foldable freestanding screens don't, although the technology to engineer them most likely does. To date there is no Apple iTab.


Radio Frequency Identification (RFId) tags are used for security and identification purposes in many large organisations although this may not be the technology currently in use at the UN in Vienna.


Retina scanning is current technology that uses the unique pattern on a person’s retina to identify them.


Sniffers are indeed computers used to “sniff” out problems with network performance or its components.


The Space Elevator is a concept the LiftPort Group, www.liftport.com, has been working on for 10 years. Sadly, on 30th October 2011 a posting on the LiftPort webiste announced that the materials to build a Space Elevator are not available yet, although its pioneer, Michael Laine, is convinced it will be possible one day and he hopes that day will be soon. The organisation is now focusing on building an Elevator on the Moon first. 





The Bank for International Settlements www.bis.org, sometimes referred to as the bankers’ bank, was set up in Basle, Switzerland in 1930. It “coordinates regulations in the fields of financial services to promote international financial stability” and is the world’s oldest international financial organisation. Some people claim it was established by the Rothschild family and that it is not accountable to any national government.


The Bilderberg Club is an annual, unofficial, invitation-only conference for around 140 people, most of whom are influential in politics, banking, business, the military and the news media. The names of attendees are released publicly but the actual conference is closed to the public and the media.

It is frequently accused by both right- and left-wing critics of being an all-powerful secret society that fixes “the fate of the world behind closed doors”.

James Delingpole published an interesting article on 26th September 2010 on The Telegraph blog under the heading Global Cooling and the New World Order, regarding the agenda for the 58th Bilderberg Club meeting held in Sitges, Spain from 3rd-6th June in 2010 blogs.telegraph.co.uk


The CFR or the Council on Foreign Relations www.cfr.org is “a research centre dedicated to understanding the world by better comprehending global trends and contributing ideas to US foreign policy”. Its motives have been subject to debate, possibly because its membership includes a large number of high-ranking government officials and wealthy influential people, because of its secrecy clauses, and because historically it has been involved in a wide range of aspects of American foreign policy.

Both the John Birch Society and author of Tragedy and Hope, Carroll Quigley (PhD in history from Harvard and a professor of history at Georgetown), believe the CFR is conspiring to establish an imperialist one-world government.


The CIA or the Central Intelligence Agency www.cia.gov is a US government civilian intelligence agency that reports to the Director of National Intelligence. It also participates in covert activities when requested by the President of the US.

The CIA is known for having funded terror in Afghanistan and Pakistan for which there are many references on the Internet. Former government agent Rodney Stich accuses the CIA of many crimes in his book Defrauding America: Encyclopedia of Secret Operations by the CIA, DEA and Other Covert Agencies, of which funding Iraq and Saddam Hussein is one. The CIA is also accused of funding terrorist groups in Iran in an article titled US funds terror groups to sow chaos in Iran in The Telegraph on 17th April 2011 www.telegraph.co.uk.


DARPA or the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency www.darpa.mil is an agency of the US Department of Defense responsible for developing new technology for use by the military. Silent Talk, one of their projects, was made public in May 2009.


The Economist www.economist.com is a fortnightly magazine focusing on international politics and business news and opinions.


The FBI or Federal Bureau of Investigation www.fbi.gov serves as the federal criminal investigative body and internal intelligence agency of the US Department of Justice.


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) www.fema.gov, an agency of the US Department of Homeland Security, was created by Presidential Executive Order in 1979 to coordinate the response to disasters occurring in the US with the original concept of assuring that the US government would survive in the event of a nuclear attack.

Critics refer to it as the “secret government” and Harry V Martin, claims in his 1995 article FEMA - The Secret Government that “this government organisation has more power than the President of the United States or the Congress, it has the power to suspend laws, move entire populations, arrest and detain citizens without a warrant and hold them without trial, it can seize property, food supplies, transportation systems, and can suspend the Constitution” dmc.members.sonic.net.


Focus Magazine, located in Bristol, where Rebecca Marshall is Editor before she resigns at the end of March 2012, does exist sciencefocus.com


At this time we have yet to find proof that the Galactic Federation does exist.


IAI or Israel Aerospace Industries www.iai.co.il is a globally recognised leader in the development and production of military and commercial aerospace and defense systems. Within its Military Aircraft Group is the  MALAT Division, which spearheads the design and manufacture of Unmanned Air Systems or UASs.

Northrop Grumman did indeed announce signing a strategic cooperation agreement with IAI in July 2003, to develop military electro-optical equipment. However, Barbara Lord’s comment in Part I, Chapter 11 that IAI is "partnering NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Centre to develop a revolutionary unmanned aircraft vehicle that will out-perform the existing MQ-9 Reapers”, is pure speculation.


ITU-T www.itu.int, a section of the International Telecommunications Union, deals with all aspects of security for multimedia communications. Originally created to facilitate telegraph transmissions and later radio and telephone communications, it has acted as the UN’s specialised agency since the middle of the 20th century although it has little influence over Internet communications, which still remains the province of other organisations, much to ITU-T’s disappointment.


The Illuminati is Latin for “enlightened” and historically refers specifically to the Bavarian Illuminati a secret society founded in 1776. There are many books and websites devoted to the Illuminati.


The LiftPort Group www.liftport.com is real, and for 10 years  worked  on developing a Space Elevator on the Earth. However on 30th October 2011 a notice was posted on their webiste announcing that the materials are not yet available to build such a structure... yet. LiftPort is now focusing on building an Elevator on the moon first. 


The Milner Group, also known as the Round Table Group and the Rhodes Crowd among other names, refers to a secret society established in 1891 by Cecil Rhodes (founder of the state of Rhodesia, now Zambia and Zimbabwe), which was chaired by Alfred Milner (influential British statesman and colonial administrator), who was appointed by Lord Nathan Rothschild the trustee of Rhodes's third will.

Carol Quigley (PhD in history from Harvard and a professor of history at Georgetown) traces the history of this society in his book The Anglo-American Establishment: From Rhodes to Cliveden. According to Quigley early members of the American Round Table included American financier J P Morgan, German-American oil magnate J D Rockerfeller and Scottish-American industrialist Andrew Carnegie.


The Mossad or the Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations www.mossad.gov.il is the national intelligence agency of Israel.


NASA, of course, does exist www.nasa.gov, as does the Goddard Space Flight Centre www.gsfc.nasa.gov, the Laboratory for Astronomy and Solar Physics or LASP, a Division of the Space Sciences Directorate at NASA, the Radiation Belt Storm Probes mission, the Dryden Flight Research Centre www.dfrc.nasa.gov and the Music And Drama Club or MAD at Goddard Space Flight Centre www.madtheater.org

Part of the Living with A Star programme lws.gsfc.nasa.gov, the launch date of the Radiation Belt Storm Probes mission was scheduled for the 14th May 2012, as mentioned in the book. However this was subsequently delayed, according to the above website, to the 15th August 2012.


The National Geographic monthly magazine  featuring different people, animals and scientific information is real www.nationalgeographic.com, as is the pull out section with the double helix on one side and the photo composite of the galaxy as it would look from outside.


The National Security Agency (NSA) is a cryptologic intelligence agency of the US Department of Defense that collects and analyses foreign communications and foreign signals intelligence. It also protects US government communications and information systems. See the official website at www.nsa.gov.


The New World Order is a term referring to the emergence of a secret power elite conspiring to destroy and replace sovereign nation-states with the aim of one day ruling the world. There are many books and websites devoted to this subject.


Northrop Grumman www.northropgrumman.com is a leading firm in global security in the USA and it did indeed announce signing a strategic cooperation agreement with IAI in July 2003.


OOSA or the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs www.oosa.unvienna.org does exist and has its offices on the 9th floor of the Vienna International Centre (VIC), colloquially also known as UNO or the United Nations Office in Vienna, Austria.

OOSA is the UN office responsible for promoting international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space and making space technology accessible to developing nations.

As in the book, OOSA hosts a Legal Subcommittee Session on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space at the end of March/beginning of April every year.

Ms Mazlan Othman of Malaysia is the current Director of OOSA. She replaced Mr Sergio Camacho-Lara from Mexico in December 2007. She is  in her second term in this position.

In Part I, Chapter 8, Greg Howard says to Carlos Maiz, “back in 2010 didn’t the media report you were going to announce your appointment as UFO Ambassador at a Royal Society conference?” This comment is based on fact. Check out the article in The Telegraph dated 27th September 2010 by Andy Bloxham titled The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs: a guide www.telegraph.co.uk


RUAG Aerospace www.ruag.com, former Austrian Aerospace, does exist although to the author’s knowledge, they have yet to embark on a joint venture with IAI.


The SETI Institute or the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence programme in the USA www.seti.org has a mission “to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe”.


The Secret Intelligence Service, SIS or MI6 www.sis.gov.uk supplies the British Government with foreign intelligence.


The Skull and Bones is a secret society at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, USA co-founded by General William Huntington Russell and Alphonso Taft in 1832.


The Trilateral Commission www.trilateral.org, widely regarded as an off-shoot of the CFR, was founded in 1973 at the initiative of David Rockerfeller who was Chairman of the CFR at the time, “to bring together experienced leaders within the private sector to discuss issues of global concern at a time when communication and cooperation between Europe, North America, and Asia were lacking.”

Like the CFR this group is criticised by the John Birch Society as well as Alex Jones writer and director of The Obama Deception documentary and Senator Barry Goldwater author of With No Apologies, of trying to create a new world order that will benefit the wealthy and elite at the expense of the rest of the population.


The United Nations or UN www.un.org was formed by 50 countries in 1945 when the League of Nations collapsed after failing to prevent the Second World War. Membership has now grown to include practically every country in the world.

Although the total US debt to the UN may be slightly less than the figure mentioned in Part II, Chapter 5 of the book, when contested back dues are taken into account it totals billions of US dollars. See the spreadsheet at www.un.org which details the uncontested debt to the UN as at 12th May 2011.

The UN does have its own TV station.

The Millennium Development Goals is an anti-poverty action plan adopted by the UN.


The United Nations Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. It comprises 5 permanent members and 10 non-permanent members each of whom has one vote however the non-permanent members do not have the power of veto.


WMAP or Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe map.gsfc.nasa.gov is a NASA Explorer mission launched in June 2001 to make fundamental measurements of cosmology.


People and Positions


Giorgio Armani is an Italian fashion designer especially renowned for his menswear designs.


The Director of National Intelligence in the USA, Barbara Lord in The Zul Enigma, is the principal adviser to the President, the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council, on all matters relating to homeland security and presides over the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) established in 2004. Prior to this the head of the US Intelligence Community was the Director of Central Intelligence who concurrently served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), but after intelligence failures were identified after the World Trade Center disaster, this new structure was adopted.


It is true that Albert Einstein spent the last 30 years of his life trying to integrate gravity into the Grand Unified Theories.


Ernst Mayr, who died in 2005, was one of the 20th century’s leading evolutionary biologists.


Edward Witten is the leading figure in the development of string theory. He also conjectured the existence of M-theory, a unifying theory, which could be described as the most fundamental physical theory of the universe.




AKH, Allgemeines Krankenhaus Wien or Vienna General Hospital www.akhwien.at does exist.


The Austria Centrewww.acv.at, is Vienna’s largest convention centre and is located close to UNO. The buildings are connected by a pedestrian walkway.


The Bristol Hotel www.bristolvienna.com is a luxury hotel where the UN Secretary-General stays when visiting Vienna.


Busboys & Poets www.busboysandpoets.com does exist on 5th and K in Washington DC.


Café Landtmann www.landtmann.at is the legendary café of the Querfeld family situated on the Vienna Ringstrasse where the spies used to meet during the 2nd World War.


The Chill Out Lounge http://www.chillout-lounge.at in Vienna does exist and really does have comfy rattan sofas.


Coral Gables is indeed an exclusive suburb of Miami, Florida.


Greenbelt Park, Maryland is located just west of the Goddard Space Flight Centre offices and is a popular place for picnickers and hikers.


Hospital Psiquiátrico de Madrid is the main psychiatric hospital in Madrid, Spain.


The Hotel de France is a 5 star hotel located in central Vienna’s first district, right by the famous Ringstrasse.


To the author’s knowledge there is no Italian restaurant named La Lucciola in Vienna.


The 4 star NH Vienna Airport hotel mentioned in Part I, Chapter 2, is the closest hotel to Vienna International Airport.


There are Scallywags resorts www.scallywagsresort.com on Gili Trawangan and Gili Air, small islands off the east coast of Bali and west of Lombok in Indonesia.


The Screwball Lounge to the author’s knowledge does not exist in Washington DC although the Dog’s Bollocks is a long cocktail made with vodka, larger and lime.


The Soho Grand Hotel www.sohogrand.com located in Soho, New York, is a luxury boutique hotel that does indeed have an outside bar called The Yard.