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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Contactees or Secret Agents? by Nick Redfern

Nick Redfern continues his examination of the Contactee "phenomenon."

Click HERE for Nick's take on the conjunction of contactees and secret agencies of the government(s).

2 Comments:

  • Nick is obviously impressed by the writings of Dr Leon Davidson back in the 60s. As well as editing several editions of Project Blue Book Report 14, Davidson was convinced the CIA were responsible for virtually the whole UFO phenomenon, including Adamski's contactee stories (even helped to finance his books!).

    Odd thing is that Adamski's first book (with Desmond Leslie) was actually published in the UK BEFORE it was in the USA. Work that one out. Were the CIA having a go at the British publishers?

    By Blogger cda, at Saturday, October 22, 2011  

  • CDA:

    I don't personally think that the CIA (or indeed any agency) is behind most of the phenomenon, as Davidson seemed to think.

    But, I do believe (and I think there's enough evidence - granted, much of it is circumstantial) that certain cases and events, may have been "staged" to provoke a certain repsonse in the populace and in the UFO research community too.

    But, what I also think is that laying down the foundations of certain ideas and themes that the Intel world might want to spread (as a means, perhaps, to keep us focused on bogus cases and themes and away from the real phenomenon), results in these themes becoming meme-like.

    In the sense that even a small number of staged/faked events can influence mindsets (on a large scale).

    In other words, agencies don't need (in my view) to keep faking events. They most likely staged a few for effect, for creating meme-like scenarios, and then sat back as the UFO community highlighted and promoted them, and as popular culture (at a subconscious level) began to embrace them, and it spiraled from there - very possibly without further pushing and prodding from govt agencies.

    It's kind of like telling people there's some new dangerous virus out there that we all need to get innoculated against. People listen and follow like sheep. And all it takes is an initial push, not an ongoing one.

    That's why I think that the government "hoaxing" and "staging" angle of Ufology still remains very much a theoretical issue - precisely because it probably didn't happen too much. But just enough to kick things off and achieve the intended aim of manipulating ufology, with a lot of (unknowing and occasionally knowing) help from Ufology.

    If it was happening all the time, I think we would have blown this wide open by now. That there may have been only 10 or 20 classics over the years to provoke certain ideas and themes about UFOs that agencies might want to promote (or to ridicule the subject), to me seems far more plausible.

    By Blogger Nick Redfern, at Saturday, October 22, 2011  

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