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Thomas Kuhn, the influential scholar who introduced the concept of paradigm change, wrote that the work of scientists is usually predicated on the assumption that they know what the world is like.
the end, however, they’re often shown to have been seriously mistaken,
though many are never quite able to accept this fact.
Historians, like scientists, are too often unable to imagine or
accept that they have missed something of enormous significance.
War Powers Act forged a
lasting alliance between the U.S. military and the news media. In the
interests of victory and global dominance, U.S. journalists happily
abandoned their traditional ideal of speaking truth to power and went to
work for the government censoring the news and drafting official
Long-secret documents periodically come to light, either by legislative intent or accident. Others surface through the efforts of independent researchers too bull-headed to swallow the official story and curious about the many pieces that never seem to fit. In the past, the national media organizations with their close ties to official Washington could be counted on to contain any major revelations and faithfully shore up consensus reality.
changed all the old rules.
The truth, as Chester makes clear through his painstaking research, is that these strange phenomena were far more common during the war than the public was allowed to know. Evidently, our global efforts at mutual slaughter were being systematically observed by someone far more technologically advanced.
may not have liked what they saw.
Aside from being an accomplished physicist and colleague of such luminaries as Albert Einstein and J. Robert Oppenheimer, Robertson was the main liaison between British and American scientific intelligence. He thus became close friends with the British scientist Dr. Reginald Victor (R.V.) Jones whose technical expertise was focused on devising clever ways to hoodwink Nazi intelligence. (Jones wrote about these exploits after the war in books such as The Wizard War.)
continued to maintain a professional interest in the techniques of
deception and often consulted with the U.S. intelligence
Fort discerned the dim outlines of a larger realm of activity of which humanity was just a small and uncomprehending part.
Scientists had occasionally seen and reported odd flying objects during the 19th and early 20th centuries and sometimes published their observations in the scientific literature including, even, Scientific American.
Scholars and scientific-intelligence experts of the calibre of
Robertson and Jones were quite probably aware of this, or at least became
so during their war-time efforts to understand what pilots were
number of such news reports astonished the American public and alarmed the
U.S. military-intelligence community. According to journalism professor
Herbert Strentz, who wrote his doctoral dissertation on UFO-related
press coverage, hundreds of thousands, and perhaps a million or more
articles about flying saucers appeared in U.S. newspapers between 1947 and
Many of the more impressive flying-saucer reports originated with commercial airline pilots, many of whom had combat flying experience and were regarded as highly credible observers.
1952, the year America tested its first hydrogen bomb, was a
landmark year for flying-saucer sightings. Objects were even seen and
photographed over Washington, D.C., sparking a national sensation and
provoking a major effort by the Pentagon to explain the sightings
The flying saucers were displaying concentrated interest in militarily significant installations, especially those related to nuclear weapons.
By 1954, military authorities admitted that pilots were reporting between five and ten flying-saucer sightings per night - this at a time when air traffic was a mere trickle of what it has become.
Serious talk of an invasion from outer space was in the air.
By December, President Dwight Eisenhower found it necessary to reassure the American public that,
dismissal was published on the front page of the December 16th
New York Times.
of the same institutions that had produced wartime propaganda were to be
employed. Meanwhile, UFO-research groups were to be monitored because of
their potential impact on public opinion.
In 1966, CBS broadcast UFOs: Friend, Foe or Fantasy, narrated by Walter Cronkite, as part of its “CBS Reports” documentary series.
Cronkite assured his viewers, using false and misleading information, that all UFO reports were due to mistaken perceptions. In short, there was nothing for the public to worry about, he said. A hand-written letter by Robertson Panel member Dr. Thornton Page, discovered in the Smithsonian’s archives by Prof. Michael Swords confirms the CIA’s long-suspected role in the program.
In a 1966 letter, Page related to a CIA associate that he,
Was this the only such case?
likely is it that the Robertson Panel waited 13 years before calling upon
one of its media assets to debunk UFOs, only did this once, and somehow
managed to get caught red-handed the first and only time? It is far more
likely that the CBS program was just one of many such covert propaganda
initiatives carried out over the years since the Robertson Panel made its
Flying saucers were visiting the Minuteman missile fields surrounding Great Falls, Montana, home of Malmstrom Air Force Base, as well as other such military installations. In some cases, they hovered right outside launch control facilities while evidently shutting down entire wings of independent, nuclear-tipped missiles. (This activity was reported by Montana newspapers but was ignored by the national news agencies.)
similar series of contacts occurred in the mid-1970s, once again with
extensive regional news coverage.
Examples include Air Force Academy graduate Robert Salas,
whose launch complex was visited in 1967 by a glowing disk-shaped craft
that terrorized topside guards before systematically shutting down his
wing of Minuteman missiles. The event was not unique. Even Soviet missile
installations were visited.
Author and researcher Robert Hastings has just published an exhaustive summary of such events as related by former military personnel.
landmark book, UFOs and Nukes, is the
product of over three decades of careful research. The extent of UFO
activity over nuclear weapons sites is stunning. Helpless guard personnel
sometimes set up lawn chairs so they could watch the glowing unidentified
intruders as they silently maneuvered over the missile fields.
sensitive link between flying saucers and nuclear weapons was very
carefully hidden using an array of sophisticated psychological techniques.
There is evidence that deception expert Dr. R.V. Jones played a key
role in planning such tricks.
the Internet Age, however, this gate-keeping role is becoming increasingly
ineffective, as indicated by many public-opinion polls.
Whatever the case, a paradigm of cosmic dimensions has begun to shift and our world will never be the same.
In the face of great institutional resistance, the truth has now emerged for the public to review and contemplate. Few areas of American life will remain unaffected by this.
American history for the past 60-some years will need to be
drastically re-written. Academics will be forced to reconsider some of
their most cherished assumptions about humanity, its origins, and its role
in the larger universe. The credibility of many established corporate and
government institutions will be utterly destroyed.