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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.
In 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
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
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.
Internet has 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.
They 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.)
He 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 reporting.
The 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 1966.
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 away.
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,
The dismissal was published on the front page of
the December 16th New York Times.
Many 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
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?
How 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.)
A similar series of contacts occurred in the mid-1970s,
once again with extensive regional news coverage.
Examples include Air Force Academy graduate
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
Author and researcher Robert Hastings has just published an exhaustive summary of such events as related by former military personnel.
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.
The 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.
In 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.
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.