We often hear about conspiracy theories and the claim that those who believe in them are part of the tin foil hat wearing brigade. One of those theories is about something called Operation Mockingbird, which turns out not to be a theory. This was a real program created by the CIA and involved some of the major journalists in the country. It was used to influence the way people think by leaking carefully crafted stories into the mainstream media. Don’t get me wrong, the journalists involved knew what they were doing and participated in this willingly.
You might think, “So what? How does this affect UFOs?”
In 1953, the Robertson Panel, spent five days reviewing the best of the UFO cases. While it was reported to be an unbiased and scientific investigation, it is clear from the membership of the panel that not one of the scientists believed or even considered the possibility that some UFOs represented alien spacecraft.
|Dr. H. P. Robertson|
One of the conclusions was that the Air Force should deemphasize the subject of UFOs and embark on a debunking campaign which would result in a reduction of public interest… this education could be accomplished by mass media such as television, motion pictures, and popular articles to show that even puzzling sightings were potentially explainable.
Here’s what we know today and this is the connection. According to a former CIA agent, “CIA officials wanted knowledge of any CIA interest in the subject of flying saucer restricted… any mention of CIA sponsorship of the Robertson panel was forbidden…”
You can read more about the Robertson Panel and their efforts to restrict interest in UFOs here:
And taking this a step farther, you can read about the US government’s attempts to hinder the UFO investigations in other countries here:
This means, of course, that the media was being used to push an explanation of UFOs on the public because that was what the CIA wanted. Those of us who have been around for a long time remember the attitudes of journalists regarding UFOs. They were just too sophisticated to believe that UFOs were anything alien.
Here we are today. We have been given the unclassified version of the UAP report. It tells us nothing that we didn’t already know, other than the topic deserves a serious investigation. John Greenewald tells me that the classified version is only 17 pages long, and while you can cram a lot into 17 pages, this doesn’t bode well.
Lue Elizondo suggests that the classified version is 70 pages, but you can fill it with a lot of technical jargon and irrelevant information. That is what the Condon Committee did in 1969. I don’t know how many journalists took time to examine Condon’s final report, but about 30 percent of the cases were not explained, so their conclusions are irrelevant. That is especially true today given the latest information.
This latest exercise seems to be little more than a repeat of what has gone on before. It seems that this is an appeal to authority, designed to end public interest in UFOs.
Here’s the sort of thing I think they might want to look at, but would rather we didn’t. On January 17, this year, in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, a witness said that he saw an object that was as long as a football field that looked as if it was radar resistant, meaning it was angular like our stealth aircraft. As he watched, it dropped to about 100 feet. The witness attempted to record the object using his cell phone, but his phone had malfunctioned. He said that he was frustrated by the lack of video, but then, so am I. Had he recorded the sighting, maybe the government would have interested.
Even without the video, it’s a case that deserves some attention.