We at Revolver generated some controversy in pointing out the absurdity of recent high profile and heavily hyped “whistleblower” events featuring government officials making explosive claims, with no evidence, related to the existence of UFOs. It is difficult not to be puzzled by the fact that in our Orwellian age in which the regime will silence, financially plunder, and even indict those who dare purvey what the regime deems “conspiracy theories,” the regime-controlled media is practically begging the public to entertain “conspiracy theories” retarding UFOs. The question is, why?

Revolver’s own Darren Beattie pointed out that the CIA has a history of using UFO stories to manipulate and distract the public:

Back in 1997, the government admitted to lying to the American people about UFOs during the Cold War.


Rather than acknowledging the existence of the top-secret flights or saying nothing about them publicly, the Air Force decided to put out false cover stories, the C.I.A. study says. For instance, unusual observations that were actually spy flights were attributed to atmospheric phenomena like ice crystals and temperature inversions.

”Over half of all U.F.O. reports from the late 1950’s through the 1960’s were accounted for by manned reconnaissance flights” over the United States, the C.I.A. study says. ”This led the Air Force to make misleading and deceptive statements to the public in order to allay public fears and to protect an extraordinarily sensitive national security project.”

The study, ”C.I.A.’s Role in the Study of U.F.O.’s. 1947-90,” was written by Gerald K. Haines and appears in Studies of Intelligence, a secret Central Intelligence Agency journal. Five years ago, the agency began releasing unclassified versions of the journal yearly.

As we mentioned in our earlier piece, there is a fascinating documentary called “Mirage Men” chronicling the US Government’s strategic use of UFO stories in order to distract the public from focusing on things that are deemed to threaten national security.


A particularly intriguing documentary film called “Mirage Men” detailed a disinformation program involving Air Force intelligence and other military and intelligence officials, whereby government officials would feed false information concerning UFOs to detract attention from and obscure the nature of Top Secret US aviation programs. The documentary is fascinating enough to justify its own article, but one anecdote is particularly worthy of mention, in which the NSA beamed signals into a UFO researchers devices and sent him messages pretending to be aliens. This individual was eventually driven to insanity and, eventually, suicide.

Former State Department official Mike Benz has since posted extensive clips of the documentary, along with insightful and provocative commentary reinforcing the notion that currently and historically UFO stories are the product of a sanctioned counter intelligence strategy on the part of the government.

A fascinating story, indeed. Of course, this doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to any of the UFO stories reported over the years. It does mean that we should meet such extraordinary claims with commensurate demands for extraordinary evidence, and we should be particularly wary when a sociopathic, censorious regime hell-bent on punishing so-called “conspiracy theories” has found a seemingly safe “conspiracy theory” regarding UFOs that it is desperate to shove in our faces.