Does the Government Spy On UFOlogists?

So you've picked up a new hobby, you're fascinated by UFOs and Alien abductions, and in the course of your research you start to wonder, Does the Government Spy on UFOlogists?

Answering the Question: Does the U.S. Spy on Ufologists?

There are very few names known within the mainstream world (people who have little-to-no interest in things like alien abductions and UFO sightings) like the famous Dr. Jacques Vallee.

Dr. Vallee is an astrophysicist and French astronomer who's fame skyrocketed when the classic film Close Encounters of the Third Kind was released in 1977 in which he worked as a scientific advisor to the film. He also has a Ph.D. in computer science from Northwestern, and lives and works in California. He was also heavily involved in Project Blue Book research researchers, and that background went a long way to developing his insight and expertise in the field. He has published numerous books on the subject matter, including the following examples (all highly recommended):

An Expert Answers The Question

Jacques Vallee, the one man who would likely have a great deal of insight to the question whether or not the government is monitoring UFO hobbyists and researchers, answered the question in the 1990s in his interview with Green Egg, an Occult magazine. In the interview, Vallee states:

Another aspect of your question is that for a long time the UFOlogists have been blind to the fact that the phenomenon can be manipulated. In particular it can be manipulated by the government, by various intelligence groups or by different cults with their own agenda. I published over ten years ago in Messengers of Deception my conclusion that many of the UFO organizations had been infiltrated. That book got me in a lot of trouble with my friends in the UFO community who refused to look at that particular problem.

Since then, of course, this observation has been vindicated. One government informant has even come forward to reveal that he, in fact, had been recruited to befriend various UFOlogists and to write psychological profiles of them. Every UFO organization is monitored by government informers.

Consider the quote above carefully as we move forward with our examination of communications with former Intelligence officers who were involved with UFOlogists and paranormal/parapsychology researchers through the years. If what Vallee reports is true, that one government informant admitted he'd been recruited to get to know and collaborate with UFOlogists, and generate psychological profiles on them, then the next question we must ask is...why?

Vallee provides us with a few more clues when he continues:

On the board of the National Investigation Committee on Aerial Phenomena, which was one of the major organizations in this country in the ’50s and ’60s, were three people who were among the founders of psychological warfare. They were people with strong ties to the government and intelligence community. I’m not saying it’s necessarily illegal or wrong, but it should be recognized.

Psychological warfare is a hot issue in every military conflict - and methods to confuse and conflict the mind of the enemy are always being developed and researched by U.S. intelligence agencies.

Vallee goes on to stress this fact by reminding us that the 1953 Robertson Panel even recommended that UFO organizations should be watched and infiltrated, and according to Vallee, they were and still are.

This is a critical concept for us to consider and keep in mind moving forward.


posted by Ryan Dube on 11/28/2008 under , ,