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Introduction & Overview
Through the mid-1950s, reports of extraterrestrial visitation were widely covered in mainstream news sources. For example, on July 28, 1952, front page headlines throughout the U.S. reported on the UFOs that hovered above the White House and the Air Force jets that unsuccessfully chased them. Shortly after this incident, the media coverage suddenly halted. Despite numerous high-profile UFO incidents, the government of the U.S. and other major nations began debunking and suppressing all reports. What exactly happened?
Since as early as 1947, citizens and government agents who have had experiences with UFOs and extraterrestrial beings have reported being intimidated into keeping quiet. Since the earliest reports of harassment by “men in black,” an avalanche of evidence indicates that policy makers in the U.S. and other major nations have used a series of secret intelligence programs to deny, debunk and suppress reports of UFOs and extraterrestrial beings.
In other words, government policy has not been to help the public or the media to clarify fact from fiction, but instead to promote inaccurate and fraudulent claims and to plant disinformation while suppressing evidence and factual claims.
Evidence shows these programs of denial to be ruthless and sophisticated intelligence operations that include character assassination, setting up designated “experts” as the only credible sources, compartmentalization of intelligence, harassment and intimidation, a media blackout and wide-ranging social engineering. (See verifiable information below.) These operations, carried out mercilessly, have been exceedingly effective at keeping witnesses quiet and at keeping the general public ignorant of why the topic is important enough to go to such lengths to keep the truth from being known.
There is overwhelming evidence of continued involvement by the U.S. and U.K. governments, including the testimony of more than 80 professional witnesses — but the official policy of denial and suppression has continued for more than 70 years. We might ask why the government would be so dedicated to continuing the extreme efforts required to debunk all evidence. Researchers and experts have uncovered the following stated and inferred reasons for the cover-up: to stay focused on the Cold War until more was understood about the extraterrestrials, to avoid a “public panic,” to pre-empt psychological warfare by an enemy, to protect power structures, and to protect advanced technologies. (Details and verifiable reports below.)
The History of “Galactic COINTELPRO”
- Counterintelligence = “Organized activity of an intelligence service designed to block an enemy’s sources of information, to deceive the enemy, to prevent sabotage, and to gather political and military information.” (source)
- COINTELPRO = An acronym for “counterintelligence program” and most often refers to the specific, secret FBI program implemented between 1956 and 1971 to “neutralize political dissidents” in the U.S.
- Galactic COINTELPRO = The acronym has been borrowed by Dr. Michael Salla (here) to describe the intelligence programs designed to debunk and cover up reports of extraterrestrial contact.
In both of these COINTELPRO operations, the deceit and sabotage is against citizens. In the excellent article below, Dr. Michael Salla provides extensive background and verifiable reports.
CIA, Air Force & NSA Operations to Discredit & Silence Citizens
While COINTELPRO against political dissidents was exposed and apparently ended in 1971, the COINTELPRO used against contactees was never exposed… A highly secret and ruthless counter-intelligence program… that directly targeted contactees and their supporters… evolved in three stages that resulted in the final counterintelligence program that was adopted to eliminate any threat posed by contactees. Stage one was the initial surveillance of contactees by intelligence agencies that attempted to discern the scope and implications of human and extraterrestrial interaction. Stage two was the more active phase of debunking and discrediting contactees and their supporters. Finally, stage three was integrated into the FBI’s COINTELPRO which provided the necessary cover for comprehensively neutralizing any possible threat by contactees who might join other dissident groups for comprehensive policy changes. All three stages of the covert programs employed against contactees were secretly run by the CIA, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) and the NSA, whose field agents were directly aware of the reality of extraterrestrial life, and the contact and communications occurring with private citizens.– Michael Salla, Ph.D., Galactic COINTELPRO
Throughout the 1950s and ’60s, retired Marine Corps major Donald E. Keyhoe charged the U.S. Air Force with deliberately censoring information concerning UFOs… In the January 1965 issue of True magazine, Keyhoe… said: “The tactic is total suppression of news. By a strict Air Force order, entitled AR 200-2, Air Force personnel are forbidden to talk in public about UFO sightings, and information about UFO’s is to be withheld from the press unless the thing seen ‘has been positively identified as a familiar or known object.’” Keyhoe went on to accuse the Air Force of censoring information about events that the public deserved to know. Among them: Four “spacecraft of unknown origin” cruised up to the two-man Gemini space capsule on April 8, 1964, when it was on its first orbit, inspected it, then blasted off; on January 10, 1961, a UFO flew so close to a Polaris missile that it botched up the radar for fourteen minutes; there was a possible “recharging” operation of UFOs near Canberra, Australia, on May 15, 1964. On March 28, 1966, after a saucer “flap” in Michigan, Keyhoe was once again repeating his charges that the Pentagon had a top-level policy of discounting all UFO reports and “over the past several years has used ridicule to discredit sightings.”– Project Blue Book: The Top Secret UFO Files that Revealed a Government Cover-Up
When it Was Mainstream
Based at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, Project Blue Book investigated thousands of incidents. Of the more than 12,000 UFO sightings between 1947 and 1969 that the Air Force investigated, [there were] 701 unexplained sightings– History.com
The U.S. Air Force began investigating unidentified flying objects in 1948 through an effort called Project Sign. (History.com) And then between 1952 and 1969, Project Blue Book was the name for the Air Force group tasked with investigating UFOs.
Through the mid-1950s, reports of extraterrestrial visitation were widely covered in mainstream news sources. On July 28, 1952, front page headlines throughout the United States reported on the UFOs that hovered above the White House and the Air Force jets that unsuccessfully chased them. For example, see this Washington Post front page headline.
The news stories about the morning radar-visual reports of July 19-20 had not hit the newspapers until the following Tuesday, July 22nd. There had been no follow-up announcements from the Air Force other than it was investigating the matter. The story, in short, was all set to die down. And then it happened all over again… This event, occurring just four days after the public learned of the first one, hit the newsrooms like a thunderclap. The next day the story made front-page headlines across the country. But it wasn’t only the fact that it had been the second such report that gripped the public’s imagination. This time, America’s best jet fighters had pursued — and seemingly been easily outdistanced by — the aerial intruders.– General Samford Meets the Press
According to The Washington Post, the UFOs hovered only 1,700 feet above the White House lawn.– Gaia
How the Cover-up Started
Sometime shortly after the 1952 incident, the media coverage suddenly halted. Despite numerous high-profile UFO incidents, the government of the U.S. and other major nations began debunking and suppressing all reports. What exactly happened?
A CIA Program
It appears to have begun with the Psychological Strategy Board, initially a CIA program, created in 1951 by presidential directive. A leaked document indicates that the board was created to shape public opinion about extraterrestrials:
The Psychological Strategy Board [devised]… covert psychological operations concerning extraterrestrial life… to only disclose the truth to those with a “need to know.” This required the creation of a suitable national security cover for psychological operations against the American public. Victory would be achieved by the formation of a panel of experts that could shape government policy and intelligence activities against those involved in extraterrestrial affairs. Consequently, the CIA secretly convened a public panel of “impartial” experts to discuss the available physical evidence.– Michael Salla, Ph.D., Galactic COINTELPRO
The Robertson Panel
The Robertson Panel, named after its chairman, Dr. Howard Robertson, was convened to review “flying saucer” cases. After meeting for a total of 12 hours, they concluded their “research” and released a document called the Durant Report.
The scientific committee didn’t lend credence to the public reporting but deemed the thousands of reports to be overwhelming for the Air Force employees charged with taking and investigating citizen reports:
The Robertson Panel’s report concluded that UFOs were not a direct threat to national security, but could pose an indirect threat by overwhelming standard military communications due to public interest in the subject… The Robertson Panel recommended that a public education campaign should be undertaken in order to reduce public interest in the subject, minimising the risk of swamping Air Defence systems with reports at critical times, and that civilian UFO groups should be monitored.– The Black Vault Declassified Document Archive
The CIA commissioned the Robertson Panel in January 1953, in response to the number of UFO sightings from the year prior. The CIA encouraged Project Blue Book to be more active in debunking sightings than investigating them. There was also a huge public relations push to decrease the public’s interest in UFOs.– The 1952 Washington D.C. UFO Incident Explained
Why a Cover-up?
There is overwhelming evidence of continued involvement by the U.S. and U.K. governments, including the testimony of more than 80 professional witnesses — but the official policy of denial and suppression has continued for more than 70 years. We might ask why the government would be so dedicated to continuing the extreme efforts required to debunk all evidence.
Continued secrecy on the UFO subject must be related, then, to ongoing anxiety related to the essential power dynamics of the world and how such a disclosure would impact these. That is, the knowledge related to UFOs/ET phenomena must have such great potential for changing the status quo that its continued suppression is deemed essential, at all costs.– Steven Greer, M.D.
Some might think it doesn’t matter all that much, that this topic is a distraction from what truly matters. They might conclude that this isn’t the most important government issue — not a battle worth fighting. On the contrary, whistleblowers and researchers have repeatedly expressed that advanced technology that was obtained from extraterrestrial civilizations can solve the Earth’s greatest problems including environmental devastation and meeting the basic needs of every human on the planet. See more: Extraterrestrials & Exopolotics: Why It Matters
Researchers and experts have uncovered the following stated and inferred reasons for the cover-up:
- Stay Focused on the Cold War until More was Understood
- Avoid a “Public Panic”
- Pre-empt Psychological Warfare by an Enemy
- Protect Power Structures
- Protection of Advanced Technologies
Stay Focused on the Cold War Until More was Understood
Thanks to students of the UFO problem like Barry Greenwood, Jan Aldrich and Robert Todd, thousands of pages of declassified military files were obtained for UFO research. With such material now available, it is possible to see the year 1952 in a clearer light. Before reading these documents I found it a bit difficult to appreciate how unprepared the U.S. was for a Russian air assault and how this security issue smothered concern over the ET visitation hypothesis.– Loren E. Gross
[Interviewer] The leading advocate for ending the sixty-two-year, government-imposed Truth Embargo regarding the extraterrestrial presence on Earth, Stephen Bassett is the executive director of the Paradigm Research Group, seeking and demanding answers to the unanswered questions—the truth of contact… We’re going to bring people up to date on all the hard work you are doing to blow the lid off this … what shall we call it? “Great Cover-up.”
[Stephen Bassett] We call it a “Truth Embargo.” Truth Embargo refers to the formal effort / policy of the government, instituted in the late 1940s. I think it was fully in place by 1953. The reality of the phenomenon that it turned up, which we call now the “UFO phenomenon” (a very crude term to describe it), has been in play for a very long time. That reality had to be embargoed, because it could not become consensus reality. They did this for national security reasons. It’s difficult to argue that it was illegal (it certainly wasn’t illegal), so that is why I don’t call it a “cover-up.” The time period was extraordinary. The Cold War was starting to shape up. There was huge concern within the government, both in the U.S. and with our allies, that the Soviet Union had gotten bomb secrets through their own spies. We had withheld that program from them… obviously, it didn’t instill any trust in us from the Soviet Union. The ideological break was there. They had German scientists, like we did, who were passing on missile development secrets, and we were going to build missiles, we were going to build bombs. It did not look good at all. In the midst of all that, there were extraterrestrials literally climbing out of the sky! … In the middle of a world war, what are you going to do about UFOs if your planes are already engaged?
[Interviewer] Right. We certainly would want to interrupt a war for something as important as extraterrestrial contact!
[Stephen Bassett] It would probably have been a good idea if they had, but they didn’t. They made the decision: “Until we understand what is going on here, we keep quiet.”– Beyond the Matrix: Daring Conversations with the Brilliant Minds of Our Times
Avoid a “Public Panic”
Interestingly, what is considered a threat to national security in most of these documents is not the UFOs and their occupants themselves, but the possible reaction of the public to them.– Exopolotics Journal
In the Exopolotics Journal article quoted above, we learn that an Eisenhower Briefing Document spoke of the specific need to avoid “a public panic” which was perceived as “a threat to the orderly functioning of the protective organs of the body politic.” The article goes on to reference government documents citing possible “disintegration of society.”
Pre-empt Potential Psychological Warfare by an Enemy
The Exopolotics Journal article further explains the government concern that foreign nations might use the existence of extraterrestrials in a psychological warfare operation, such as generating fear of an impending threat or attack. The solution proposed by the Robertson Panel was to “take immediate steps to strip the Unidentified Flying Objects of the special status they have been given and the aura of mystery they have unfortunately acquired.” (Exopolotics Journal)
Protect Power Structures
Individuals who publicly reported extraterrestrial contact in the early 1950s, such as the respected George Van Tassel, shared knowledge about advanced technologies and philosophical and spiritual messages designed to prepare the people of Earth for entering a galactic society. In addition, the contactees shared what they had learned from the visitors about nuclear weapons, which had recently become a major focus for Earth governments. Not only do nuclear weapons threaten humanity’s future, the visitors explained, but nuclear explosions disrupt space, affecting worlds beyond Earth.
International diplomacy expert, Dr. Michael Salla explains that such messages threatened the major government power structures and their priority of building nuclear weapons:
Information revealed by contactees presented an unrivaled national security crisis for policy makers in the U.S. and other major nations. Two main elements comprised this crisis. First, the advanced space vehicles and technologies possessed by extraterrestrial civilizations were far more sophisticated than the most developed aircraft, weapons and communications systems possessed by national governments… Second, extraterrestrial civilizations were contacting private individuals, and even having some of their representatives integrate into human society… Also included was the issue of nuclear disarmament. Tens of thousands of individuals supported the contactees who distributed newsletters, spoke at conferences and traveled widely spreading their information for peacefully transforming the planet, and calling for an immediate end to the development of nuclear weapons… Directly confronted were the policies of major nations that were actively building nuclear weapons. Enormous revolutionary potential for the entire planet was put forward. Thus, contactees presented an urgent national security need for an extensive counter-intelligence program.– Michael Salla, Ph.D., Galactic COINTELPRO
Other threatened power structures include financial control:
The masters of the Earth throughout every culture have chosen to work towards Universal Peace, Brotherly/Sisterly Love, Individual Freedom and Prosperity for All in service to the Creator in all creation. These off world beings represent civilizations that live according to these same principles. These principles and those who live by them are a threat to those who desire to control, dominate, dumb down and disempower the individual… Those who control the money know they will have to give up the need for domination and control, the manufactured lack, misinformation and all the games which hold the masses in ignorance as indentured servants. Why? Because advanced civilizations do not use money. They live abundantly without separation. They know they are one family and work always in the highest good of the whole and the environment, knowing it is all one. They know the Creator is omnipresent in all creation. They would not think of dominating, controlling, forcing lack or subservience upon another. They also have free, clean, earth friendly energy.– James Gilliland
Protection of Advanced Technologies
The head of the 2001 Disclosure Project, Steven Greer has said, “Above top-secret projects possess fully operational anti-gravity propulsion devices and new energy generation systems that, if declassified… would empower a new human civilization without want, poverty or environmental damage.” Why, then, would officials cover up advanced technologies rather than embrace them? Overwhelming evidence indicates that the advanced technologies have indeed been exploited, but that they have been kept from the public. Why is this the case? It appears to boil down to 1) a war mentality and desire for international dominance, and 2) power and greed.
We need to keep in mind that all of this was set in motion at the beginning of the cold war. The extraterrestrial technology was seen as a chance for the US to secure its dominance. Indeed, the First Annual MJ-12 Report deems that the advantages of reconstructing the extraterrestrial technology would be “incalculable.” … It was important that other countries, specifically the Soviet Union, should have no access to these extraterrestrial technologies. For the US to ensure its dominance, information about the extraterrestrial technology had to be kept secret.– Exopolotics Journal
Think multinational, corporate power and monopoly. Consider the ethics of known media moguls. Contemplate the historically documented secrecy employed to conceal the development of the H-Bomb and, for instance, to conceal the 1950’s CIA biological weapons experimentation on US prisoners of war... The story behind UFO secrecy is extraordinary, but not incredible. Arthur C. Clarke said any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Perhaps the same could be said for advanced secrecy. The Disclosure Project’s affronting and extensive evidence of the existence of visiting extraterrestrials.. and the related cover-up reveals a most political and degenerate human conspiracy. The reasons for the continued secrecy are perversely logical. The secrecy machine has been primarily fueled by obscene greed, not unlike that now being exposed by the wave of corporate scandal publicity in the United States. The acquisition of advanced technology brings advantage over the enemy and guarantees power and money for the elite few.– Vivienne Legg
Steven Greer concurs in this 14-minute video on free energy. And Bob Lazar’s 1989 interview below provides further information.
Ruthless & Sophisticated Intel Operations
Preventing the contactee movement from becoming a catalyst for global changes through the teachings and experiences gained from extraterrestrials became top priority. Consequently, a highly secret and ruthless counter-intelligence program was finally implemented that directly targeted contactees and their supporters.– Michael Salla, Ph.D., Galactic COINTELPRO
The Durant Report created the “legal justification” to debunk evidence regardless of its merits. (See more in the excellent article, Galactic COINTELPRO.) U.S. intelligence agencies employed ruthless and sophisticated operations to debunk and suppress all reports of extraterrestrial contact and advanced technologies, including:
- Character Assassination — Systematic destroying of a person’s reputation, and discrediting individual character and integrity
- Setting Up Designated “Experts” as the Only Credible Sources — Debunking all reports as a whole by assigning credibility to only “scientific experts”
- Compartmentalization of Intelligence — Keeping agents in the dark by compartmentalizing intelligence and implementing “need to know” policy
- Harassment & Intimidation — Intimidating, harassing and physically assaulting citizens
- Media Blackout — Exploiting the use of national security as a defense, and infiltration of mainstream media to control the news
- Wide-Ranging Social Engineering — Infiltrating the collective with desired messages
Discrediting of individual character and integrity is accomplished in a variety of nefarious ways. One of the most obvious is to hire an “expert” to denigrate the person as a publicity seeker and nut. One of the less obvious tactics used early in the cover-up (which then made the public smearing tactic easier to pull off in the future) was to publish sensationalized stories that became associated with those reporting their experiences:
Another way in which contactee claims were debunked was to have tabloid newspapers such as the National Enquirer publish sensational reports that embellished on actual contactee testimonies or were entirely fabricated by staff reporters. Any subsequent investigations by researchers would demonstrate that such claims were exaggerated or unfounded, thereby tainting the contactees and UFO research more generally. What was not generally known was that the National Enquirer was created and controlled by known CIA assets whose covert assignment was to ridicule the entire flying saucer phenomena.– Michael Salla, Ph.D., Galactic COINTELPRO
As we might expect, the names of individuals who’ve been hired to destroy the reputations of those who would speak about “the UFO phenomenon” are rarely outed due to the power they hold to systematically destroy anyone who would dare stand up to their abuse. One professional debunker, Richard Doty, admits and describes his role in the 2013 documentary, Mirage Men. Also in the documentary is information on Philip Klass, known to have attacked James McDonald and Stanton Friedman among others.
The rise of the Internet has provided many more tools for destroying reputations:
I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about “dirty trick” tactics used by [the U.K. government’s] previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group)… Our reporting highlighted some of the key, discrete revelations: the monitoring of YouTube and Blogger… the use of “honey traps” (luring people into compromising situations using sex) and destructive viruses.– Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept
Designated “Experts” as the Only Credible Sources
Haven’t we all been schooled and conditioned to respect and trust our authorities? In the case of UFOs, such trust and respect has been misplaced.– Jim Marrs, Foreword to A.D. After Disclosure
As Dr. Salla explains, the sensationalized stories in the National Enquirer succeeded so well that they effectively established contactee claims as wholy unreliable, even — or especially — among the researchers. The researchers thereby became unwitting allies to the covert psychological program through their emphasis on the need to distinguish “genuine UFO reports” from “the mass of wild tales and usually ridiculous contactee claims.”
It then followed that 1) people who would have been united in their desire to share information about UFOs, advanced technologies and extraterrestrial life were divided among themselves, and 2) the public became indoctrinated into a belief system that discounted personal testimony.
Another primary function of Project Blue Book was to neutralize the contactee movement by depicting personal testimonies of contact with extraterrestrials as unscientific… UFO researchers would be encouraged to attack contactee reports as unscientific, prone to delusion or fraud, and an insult to “serious’” UFO research… In a book purporting to provide the scientific foundations of UFO research, Dr J. Allen Hynek dismissed testimonies of contactees who he regarded as “pseudoreligious fanatics” with “low credibility value.” … By encouraging UFO researchers that a purely scientific method would result in the truth about UFOs and extraterrestrial life eventually coming out, Galactic COINTELPRO succeeded in creating a major schism among those accepting the reality of UFOs and extraterrestrial life. By the end of the 1960’s, the contactee movement had been so thoroughly debunked and discredited by UFO researchers, that COINTELPRO no longer needed to have Project Blue Book continue. UFO researchers had become an unwitting accomplice of intelligence agencies.– Michael Salla, Ph.D., Galactic COINTELPRO
Compartmentalization of Intelligence
While a primary technique used with citizens was to debunk and silence them, there is another, simpler strategy for maintaining secrecy among government agents: compartmentalization of intelligence and “need to know” policy. Learn more: Compartmentalization and Hierarchy as Control Structures.
[Interviewer] So, it’s entirely possible that because of compartmentalization, one faction of the government could have been actually involved in electrogravitic experimentation with Tesla technology and flying some of these things, and the factions of the government ordering the profile missions would not have known about it and assumed they were alien in origin?
[USAF Lt. Colonel Wendelle Stevens] Yes.
[Interviewer] Do you view this as being the case?
[USAF Lt. Colonel Wendelle Stevens] Well, not the whole case. I am absolutely convinced there are extraterrestrials visiting this planet, and a large number of them, but at the same time we may have been doing experiments of our own. If we were, it would have been compartmentalized to the degree that nobody outside the experiments would have had any idea what was going on. At the same time, those who are dealing with the phenomena of alien visitation would have their work compartmentalized, and there would be no feedback from them to those carrying on our own experiments. They would have perceived themselves as operating entirely independently– Leading Edge Research Interviews
Harassment & Intimidation
Two of the earliest reports of “men in black” come from Harold Dahl of Tacoma, Washington in 1947 and George Adamski in the early 1950s. Since then, contactees, abductees, intelligence personnel, researchers and journalists have continued to describe their experiences of intimidation, financial sabotage, and other forms of harassment and threat.
Earliest Reports of Men in Black
On June 21st 1947, Harold Dahl was in his boat used to salvage logs from the waters of Puget Sound. While patrolling near Maury Island, “Dahl reported seeing doughnut-shaped UFOs that began spewing a strange mix of what appeared to be lava and a lightweight metal onto the boat. Dahl’s dog was killed, Dahl’s son was injured and the boat damaged from this strange event.” He took photographs of the craft. The next day “Dahl was approached by a ‘man in black’ and told to remain silent about what had happened. Dahl was informed he was not meant to have seen the ‘flying saucers’ and warned that he placed both himself and his family in peril if he should talk.” On July 29th, Kenneth Arnold met with Dahl to verify the details but “found he was very reluctant to speak after his earlier encounter with the strange ‘man in black.'”
George Adamski’s documented, witnessed encounters with human extraterrestrials in the 1950s brought him worldwide recognition. Adamski’s experiences and reports are noteworthy for being supported by both physical and testimonial evidence. He explains the frightening threats he received:
Shortly after the publication of “Flying Saucers Have Landed, “I was visited by three men, two of which I had met previously, but the third was a stranger. It was he who took the role of authority and direly threatened me, demanding certain papers I had, for one thing. Some of these I gave him, and was promised their return, but this promise was never kept… There is no need denying that I was frightened. Before they left I was told to stop talking or they would come after me, lock me up and throw the key away… I wonder if Wall Street might be the central faction behind all the battling to keep the phenomenon of interplanetary visitation in the field of the occult, and combating those of us who know and announce that the space people are physical beings, traveling in mechanical spacecraft. They would like nothing better than to have this whole thing thrown into the field of the psychic, called a cult, and discredited in the minds of sincere people throughout the world.– George Adamski
In 1956, Gray Barker wrote a book entitled They Knew Too Much About Flying Saucers: The True Story of What Happens To Those Who Find Out Where the Saucers Come From. In it, he tells 16 different stories and concludes:
In using the term “the three men,” people in saucer research have often spoken collectively of various visitors who have frightened flying saucer investigators into silence… I have the feeling that from now on many people are going to creep out of the shells in which they have been hiding, thinking that they alone are burdened with a certain kind of fear. Not knowing that others, like themselves, have entertained unwanted and terrifying guests. As long as you hide in your shell, the three men, or one man, or whatever the case may be, will continue to deprive free men and women of their inalienable rights… There exist forces or agencies which would prevent us from finding out whether or not there are… saucers with things in them. I have a feeling that some day there will come a slow knocking at my own door. They will be at your door, too, unless we all get wise and find out who the three men really are.– Gray Barker
Researcher Timothy Green Beckley begins the 1990 book, Mystery of the Men in Black – The UFO Silencers with a chapter called The Men in Black: Agents of Terror. He writes:
Visits by unknown agents are seeded throughout UFO literature and newspaper accounts of flying saucer sightings. For many years they were overlooked or not recognized for what they were. Today, just about every UFO investigator has encountered these “Men in Black” during their research.
Recent Evidence of Online Harassment
In the British intelligence documents published by The Intercept, they describe Online Covert Action as using two types of online techniques: 1) information ops (influence or disruption) and 2) technical disruption to:
These documents are the first to prove that a major western government is using some of the most controversial techniques to disseminate deception online and harm the reputations of targets. Under the tactics they use, the state is deliberately spreading lies on the internet about whichever individuals it targets, including the use of what [U.K. intelligence] itself calls “false flag operations” and emails to people’s families and friends. Who would possibly trust a government to exercise these powers at all, let alone do so in secret, with virtually no oversight, and outside of any cognizable legal framework?– Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept
While the slides above provide further evidence to support testimony, please note that this particular evidence relates to known governmental agencies only. Even though the material is marked “top secret,” it’s a program within a U.K. intelligence organization which, in theory, has public oversight. However, the majority of testimony about “Men in Black” indicates that while the agents may at times impersonate government officials, they come from a shadowy organization of unknown origins. See more: What is the Shadow Government?
- The coverage in mainstream news sources abruptly ended after the Robertson Panel report of 1953. After that time, serious reporting of extraterrestrial contact has been conducted only by independent sources.
- One might wonder if journalists came to their own independent conclusions about the nature of the reports and found them unworthy of publishing. But that presumption is countered by extensive evidence. One of the more obvious considerations is that intelligence agencies tend to have the moral and legal high ground in keeping information they deem national security out of the mainstream media; they only need say that publication of particular information “threatens national security” and they will have the final say.
- The mainstream media has been known to have been infiltrated by the CIA since at least the 1960s. (See Operation Mockingbird.) Ex-CIA whistleblower Kevin Shipp testifies here that the “CIA has a direct, established contract with the mainstream media.” He notes, also, that the mainstream media is one of the components of the Shadow Government which functions in secrecy, without accountability to elected officials.
- And the consolidation of media ownership from 50 companies in 1983 to 6 in 2000 further weakens the position of mainstream media as a source of investigative journalism. (See more: Evaluating the Mainstream Media and Independent News Sources)
- Dr. Steven Greer attempted to bring the truth to light with the 2001 Disclosure Project, a press conference that featured testimony by U.S. Air Force, FAA and intelligence officers. These professionals gathered together to testify to their individual experiences of the official suppression of UFOs and extraterrestrials, and called for the U.S. Congress to conduct hearings on the cover-up. Greer brought together over 20 speakers and written testimony of 100 of these professionals, culled down from an archive of over 400 witnesses. (Disclosure Project)
- Retired military and government personnel, astronauts, pilots, journalists and citizens have continued to report not only their experiences, but the powerful suppression that surrounds the subject. (See a list of more than 80 professionals here.)
Wide-Ranging Social Engineering
In the early 1950s, newspapers across the United States featured front-page reports of UFO sightings. The official U.S. Air Force program, Project Blue Book, had 701 unexplained sightings. And yet, as Richard Dolan notes here, academia makes no mention of the history of UFOs. That is, by definition, censorship which affects social consciousness.
Critics (including a few panel members) would later lament the Robertson Panel’s role in making UFOs a somewhat disreputable field of study.– UFOCasebook.com
Two messages that have been effectively seeded into the collective are:
- Actions done in the name of national security are above reproach.
- Government agents are trustworthy.
- To be patriotic is to help the government keep its secrets.
- Only mentally unstable people see UFOs and any discussion of the topic should prompt the “giggle factor.”
The message was, you didn’t see anything and if you persist in saying you did, then you probably need mental health care. And it worked admirably. Until most recently, the prospect of derision and ridicule coupled with a patriotic impulse to assist the government in hiding secrets resulted in thousands of citizens keeping mum about their personal experiences with UFOs. This resulted in a distorted view of our world and events and created a dysfunctional, hypocritical society.– Jim Marrs, Foreword to A.D. After Disclosure
While some are convinced that hiding the truth is difficult, and that conspiracies at high levels are not feasible, in fact, evidence shows a wide range of strategies and techniques that are effective at suppressing and negating truth and numerous examples of successful, long-term, high-level conspiracies including the Mob, New York utilities and “Big Pharma” as described here.
New findings, new inventions and new technology as:
- Wishful thinking or magical fantasy
- Too difficult to understand
- Irrelevant, or
Magical technology. When a magic technology (one that we don’t believe we can understand) arrives and it feels like life or death, our instinct is to freak out, to make up stories, and to seek reassurance… Decades ago, I worked with Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke on two different projects. Asimov was truly embarrassed that he was afraid to fly. And Clarke was famous for saying, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”– Seth Godin
There’s a tendency to dismiss information that requires a paradigm shift — a change in worldview. For some people, they are simply not ready to consider the idea that there are advanced technologies that have been withheld from them, or that there are beings who have advanced consciousness who have used those technologies to travel through space-time.
Sources & Resources
- AboveTopSecret.com — The Maury Island Mystery – UFO? Hoax? Or Something Else?
- Andrews, Jonathan, Exopolotics Journal — Galactic Diplomacy and Negative Governmental Responses
- Barker, Gray — They Knew Too Much About Flying Saucers: The True Story of What Happens To Those Who Find Out Where the Saucers Come From — book originally published in 1956
- Beckley, Timothy Green — Mystery of the Men in Black – The UFO Silencers — 1990 book
- The Black Vault — The Black Vault Declassified Document Archive
- Central Intelligence Agency — How To Investigate a Flying Saucer
- Cori, Patricia — Beyond the Matrix: Daring Conversations with the Brilliant Minds of Our Times — 2010 book
- Disclosure Project — Executive Summary of the Disclosure Project Briefing Document — pdf
- Dolan, Richard, UFO Hub — Why UFOs Matter — 29 min video
- Dolan, Richard and Bryce Zabel — Jim Marrs, Foreword to A.D. After Disclosure — 2012 book
- Federal Bureau of Investigation — Project Blue Book (UFO) — pdf
- Gaia — The 1952 Washington D.C. UFO Incident, Explained
- Gilliland, James, bibliotecapleyades.net — Contact and Censorship
- Godin, Seth — Magical Technologies
- Greenwald, Glenn, The Intercept — How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations
- Greer, Steven M.D., Sirius Disclosure — Free Energy Part 1 (2014) — 14 min video
- Greer, Steven M.D., Sirius Disclosure — Understanding UFO Secrecy
- Gross, Loren E. — The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse – UFOS: A History (2001) — pdf
- Leading Edge Research Group — Leading Edge Research Interviews Wendelle C. Stevens
- Legg, Vivienne, The Fly — The UFO Conspiracy – It’s Really Down to Earth People
- Little, Becky, History.com — Seen a UFO? In the ‘50s, You Could Report It In This Easy Questionnaire
- Lundberg, John et al. — Mirage Men — 2 hr 45 min video
- Salla, Michael Ph.D., Exopolotics Journal — GALACTIC COINTELPRO – Exposing the Covert Counter-Intelligence Program against Extraterrestrial Contactees
- Saturday Night Uforia — General Samford Meets the Press
- Steiger, Brad — Project Blue Book: The Top Secret UFO Files that Revealed a Government Cover-up — book originally published in 1976
- UFO Case Book — The Robertson Panel
- Waugh, Rob, Metro — The World’s Top UFO Experts “Are Being Murdered, One by One,” Conspiracy Theorists Claim