In 2017 this individual is still pretending to be several other people, including providing an email address (the same email
address for all). This is, no doubt, to siphon off animal mutilation and UFO incident reports intended for those other people.
A fake 'blog - that might appear to the uninitiated to be written by Scott L. Felton - also appears to have been authored
by this individual with the usual tell-tale errors ever-present. The main content of this fake 'blog was lifted from here.
Additionally, more fake reports were submitted to MUFON between September 2016 and February 2017.
According to messages that we had received from several people, this individual also claimed to be working in a Very Important
Place in London. However, information received more recently tends to contradict the above claim, unless, of course, he is
doing more than one job. :)
Also another Perks alias has surfaced on the Above Top Secret forum site.
Read about our investigations into how Darren Perks submitted hoaxes to MUFON and UK UFO SIGHTNGS websites.
Read about our investigations into Perks using many aliases to defame our friend and colleague Mr. Phil Hoyle.
Read about our investigations into how Perks impersonated people such as Nick Pope, Linda Moulton-Howe, Timothy Beckley and
The impersonations of Nick Pope and Linda Moullton-Howe were used to add weight to Perks' own research and articles.
Many of these deeds were done on a computer network where Perks worked in Shrewsbury, but his work IP address gave the game
These deeds included threatening emails and "foul-mouthed" messages sent to a number of researchers.
Click on the images below to
see our investigations
A "doctored" photo is submitted to MUFON
Blatant use of another person's photograph to create a hoax.
An exercise in comparing an original image with a "doctored" image
Was Perks really a witness to a triangular craft over Shrewsbury?
Our investigation into how an IP address exposed
hoaxer and impersonator Darren Perks
Darren Perks uses unauthorised copyrighted material on BBC3 Road Trip
Another study of Perks' copyright violation
This incident involved PlanetX Live radio
Click on the image below to read about how Perks' "photo account" was hacked by two passersby in a Los Angeles "web
cafe" whilst he was called away to answer his mobile!
In the above we learn of how Darren Perks tried to cover up his Alamo Hoax submitted to MUFON.
We learn of how Darren Perks pretended to be a sheep farmer and submit a fake report to Richard D. Hall, David Cayton and
We also meet the "local booby," a "fats jet" and other odd stuff!
Latest discussion on Perks' hoaxing and impersonations on Above Top Secret forums:
A note to XPOSE UFO TRUTH visitors
It would seem from a communication that I received from a one Mr. Darren Perks on 14th March 2013 that he appears somewhat
confused as to why we are so persistent in bringing all the hoaxes, fakery and copyright infringements to light.
The "saga," as Mr. Perks terms it, dates back to 12th June 2012, when my friend and colleague Phil Hoyle received a strange
missive via his APFU website online contact form regarding a "cow attack." This was not the first strange missive that he
Phil Hoyle had received a previous message on 6th June 2012 from a "Mrs. Mary Hay" of HMRC in Cardiff again via Mr. Hoyle's
website online contact form. Both the 12th June and 6th June messages were laced with similar spelling and typographical
errors displaying a now very familiar style.
Phil Hoyle had been extremely suspicious of this "cow attack" missive and forwarded it to me for perusal.
I was rather shocked to see that my Hotmail address had been used in conjunction with another person's name to send the fake
animal mutilation report to Phil.
Mr. Hoyle had not realised that it was my Hotmail address (only used on 4 occasions up to that date) that had been
used for this fake submission until I pointed this out to him.
I succeeded in contacting the other person implicated in this hoax and discovered that both of us had been registered members
of Mr. Perks' "UFO Shropshire" website.
I had personally subscribed to his site on 16th May 2012 (when he was in the U.S. recording the "Conspiracy Road Trip, UFOs"
show with a BBC3 film crew) in order to have access to materials that were apparently not available to "Joe Public."
Registration was approved on 18th May 2012.
We never did discover what the Members' section might have been. I wrote to Mr. Perks on this matter and was told that the
Members' Section had been closed down.
From that moment forth I was determined to discover who had used my Hotmail email address (only used on 4 occasions by that
date) to create a fake mutilation report and send it to my friend Phil Hoyle.
There appears to be a far larger ongoing campaign that has been put in motion to discredit a sincere and hard working investigator
who has been in this "field" for more than 30 years.
We believe that there are many facets to this campaign and that it involves more than just one fame-seeking individual trying
to break into TV, radio and movies.
Previously it had been brought to our attention that a person using the pseudonym "xutlady"
had been making unauthorised postings and representations in the name of our site.
This individual had been fraudulently advertising the function and purpose of Project Orbwatch and
its sub-site Xpose UFO Truth
"xutlady" just happens to be the handle/email ID of one of our directors.
This is a screenshot of a comment on Above Top Secret forums which gives an example of the type of malicious, defamatory
and libelous comments posted by this individual using the "xutlady" handle.
Phil Hoyle, mentioned in this defamatory comment, is a friend and colleague of ours and continues to actively investigate
animal mutilation cases in the U.K.
Please note that the content of this posting below is not based on any fact whatsoever. Also please note that this comment
and others similar have been removed from the forums.
We challenged the author of the comment below to provide substantiation for the claims made.
The individual who was impersonating our director by using the "xutlady" handle was subsequently banned from
the Above Top Secret forums. Please see the screenshots below.
This is what the posting looked like before being removed.
Perks as "xutlady" (me) corroborating the Perksian story about his photo account being hacked. Laughable!
"xutlady" profile on ATS:
The following screenshot was taken of a thread on the Above Top Secret forums that was started by this "xutlady."
This fabrication was obviously an attempt to discredit my work (spanning 15 years) and myself. Whoever the person is that
was using the "xutlady" handle appears to have some grudge against myself. If this person using "xutlady"
is who we think it is, then exposing his hoaxes is most likely the reason for this ongoing campaign.
This same individual then posted another comment in the same thread one hour and nineteen minutes later.
The handle/email ID "E.J. Thomas" (one of our directors) has also been used in various forum postings discrediting
It is obvious that someone (we know who this individual is, and what all his IP addresses are/were) had a "problem" with our
uncovering of his hoaxes.
In the sixteen years since the establishment of Project Orbwatch and later, Xpose UFO Truth, we have never found the need
to advertise or to post in a manner as stated in the above paragraph.
When we are involved in exposing hoaxes we have to expect this type of vitriolic yet cowardly
attack. These attacks are almost invariably carried out by the hoaxer after having been exposed, or by a
party close to the hoaxer.
Xpose UFO Truth
Lest there be any shadow of doubt that "xutlady" was anyone other than Darren Perks - and this issue
is mentioned in various places on our site - only three people knew of that "handle" that was part of my Hotmail address.
Two of those people can be completely ruled out of the picture.
That left just one person - Darren Perks - and I had registered with the "xutlady" Hotmail address for
membership of Perks' website UFO SHROPSHIRE on 16th May 2012. I was approved on 18th May 2012 when Perks was still
away in the United States on his free holiday with BBC3.
Rather damning evidence, is it not?
We were very grateful to Mark W. Allin, Chief Operations Officer at The Above Network, for rapidly dealing with
the unpleasant situation regarding defamatory posts made about us and our colleague Mr. Phil Hoyle - using my Hotmail "name"
- in January 2013.