Re: [hameltech] Plan 9 from outer space
- Wyn not forward this article to Coast to Coast AM George Noory?
I have to wonder if that would be just fowarding the government UFO Agenda tho'
Just a thought.
On 11/5/07, George Pantos <gop6@...> wrote:
> This memo suggested a plot that transcends Stanley Kubrick's Dr Strangelove:
> the CIA, in the face of unknown phenomena - or even an attack from outer
> space - was seemingly more concerned about what the Russians might do with
> UFOs than with the objects themselves. The CIA's interest in the Soviet and
> Chinese study of UFOs continued for decades. But on October 2, 1952, General
> Smith received this ominous note from his Office of Scientific Intelligence:
> "Flying saucers pose two elements of danger which have national security
> implications. The first involves mass psychological considerations and the
> second concerns the vulnerability of the US to air attack." In January 1953
> the Office of Scientific Intelligence convened a committee to review the UFO
> "problem". Its members reviewed "75 case histories of sightings", taking
> intense interest in a Tremonton, Utah, sighting that included a Kodachrome
> movie of "1600 frames".
> At the air force's request, the US Photo Interpretation Laboratory spent
> 1000 hours making "graph plots" of the film frames, concluding that the
> objects were not birds, balloons, aircraft or reflections and that they were
> "self-luminous". In a tone of reasonable scepticism, it suggested that the
> public be educated to avoid hysteria.
> But the Office of Scientific Intelligence panel dismissed the military
> conclusions, suggesting instead that the mysterious objects were seagulls
> reflecting sunlight.
> On January 21, 1953, another memo concluded that the panel had found no
> evidence of "physical threat to the security of the US". The convoluted memo
> stated: "The subject UFO is not of direct intelligence interest. It is of
> indirect intelligence interest only insofar as any knowledge about
> innumerable unsolved mysteries of the universe are of intelligence
> interest." But it also noted the potential for "interference with air
> defence by intentional enemy jazzing", the possibility of interference by
> "overloading communication lines", or the possibility of "psychological
> offensive by the enemy timed with respect to an actual attack".
> This report and the original Tremonton "seagull" film were then made part of
> an Office of Scientific Investigation briefing on January 29, 1953, to the
> entity known as ONE. The air force briefed ONE on UFOs the next day and its
> 11 members included "Dr Edgar Hoover [sic], William Bundy, General H. Pull
> and Admiral B. Bieri [Eisenhower's chief of staff]".
> These documents reveal that ONE was an elite think tank within the CIA and
> that General Smith created the Office of National Estimates on the issue.
> But it was said its "ultimate approval should rest on the collective
> judgment of the highest officials in various intelligence agencies". This
> was to give it the prestige of the best available and most authoritative
> advice from the government.
> General Smith created the Office of National Estimates under the auspices of
> the National Security Act of 1947. His opinion was that ONE would form the
> "heart of the CIA and of the national intelligence machinery".
> William Langer, a Harvard historian, was its chairman, and while there is no
> record of whether ONE thought the Tremonton film showed seagulls or UFOs -
> or of what the air force told them the next morning - ONE is as close as we
> get to a documented version of the rumoured Majestic-12 group.
> With the Cold War in full swing, the CIA was also watching for UFO activity
> behind the Iron Curtain. Field stations were to be alerted to any mention of
> flying saucers by Iron Curtain countries and the CIA discovered that the
> Soviet establishment mirrored its own ambiguity about UFOs.
> The files spotlight Soviet articles in 1968 that show some scientists
> thought they were real, while others ridiculed the sightings as US
> One Soviet sceptic noted, with tongue firmly in cheek: "The number of
> saucers always grows sharply on the eve of presidential elections. This is
> difficult to explain.
> "Maybe people on other planets lay bets on who will win in the next
> elections - the Republicans or the Democrats."
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