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Beyond TOP SECRET: America’s UFO Spy Game
(STARpod.org) — Imagine this: your day job requires clandestine interaction with ordinary US citizens who have reported experiences of weird, inexplicable phenomena.
And at the end of the day, you must report your findings to your boss, the Director, and to his boss, the US President.
This isn’t the premise for an “X-files” inspired sci-fi TV series. It was, more or less, the conundrum faced by a handful of US government intelligence persons who were tasked with handling alleged psychics and the scientists investigating their super-human ‘powers’ in the 1970s.
That much is known from the declassified government record.
The issue of an extraterrestrial aspect to this story remains the stuff of rumor and “on background” tales of a “core story” — a tale of government collusion with an alien presence — available in numerous versions, according to taste.
In one version of the core, the US Air Force has been intimately involved with real, flesh and blood aliens, who arrived here in fantastically advanced spacecraft. Other versions of the core are darker and more disturbing: an otherworldly intelligence has been playing mind games with human beings for nefarious purposes.
In the 1990s, Robert Bigelow of Bigelow Aerospace (best known for his “space hotels,” inflatable platforms orbiting the Earth) funded an investigation into the darker side of the core.
Bigelow tapped Dr. Kit Green — a former senior CIA officer who had solved the Bulgarian umbrella poison pellet assassination in the 1970s — for his Science Advisory Board. The core question at the heart of the core story involved the possibility that the human mind was being manipulated using advanced technology.
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