Friday, December 14, 2007

Watching the Sky-Watchers

Click on this link at the official website of the Defense Intelligence Agency and scroll down to the sections on UFOs (which you can download in PDF format). You'll find interesting 1960s documentation concerning the UFO-driven work and theories of Bruce Cathie. Notable are Cathie's comments about someone (presumably from the official world) tailing him...

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Robin Cole, UFOs, GCHQ and Special Branch

In the mid-to-late 1990s, Robin Cole, a British-based UFO researcher, dug deep into the connections between the UFO issue and Britain's Government Communications Headquarters at Cheltenham. His reward for doing so? An extensive, secret investigation of his activities initiated by the official world, and that implicated GCHQ, the British Police Force's Special Branch, the Royal Air Force, Ministry of Defense, and possibly others too.
You can learn more about Robin and his research here - as well as in the pages of On the Trail of the Saucer Spies.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Philip Klass: The FBI Dossier

Philip Klass was quite possibly Ufology's ultimate arch-skeptic. He was also the subject of an FBI file that is now available to one and all (albeit with the usual, and to-be-expected official deletions).

Missing Files and the FBI

The FBI has quietly removed from its website a PDF collection of documentation on alleged cases of spontaneous human combustion. Instead, all you get now is a summary of the files in question.
Interestingly, the FBI has also begun to remove other Fortean files, and UFO-related data, from its site too.
For example, up until very recently - but no longer, sadly - you could also download in PDF format the FBI's 135-page surveillance file on Silas Newton, who was a key player in the legend of the alleged UFO crash at Aztec, New Mexico in March 1948.
Also: the FBI's 42-page file on Philip Corso, co-author with William Birnes of The Day After Roswell, has been completely deleted from the FBI's site. All you get now is a name check listed in the "C" section of the Bureau's online research page.
The 179-page FBI surveillance file on maverick scientist and Aleister Crowley disciple Jack Parsons is no longer available; the 287-page file on scientific genius Nikola Tesla is completely gone; as is the 789-page collection on Wilhelm "cloud-buster" Reich.
Some of the FBI's files on weird phenomena - such as its UFO papers, its animal mutilation files, its MJ12 reports, and its Project Blue Book records - are still available.
But this recent deletion of what amounts to thousands of pages of "strange secrets" that the FBI had previously posted online in a handy, downloadable format is very curious indeed.
Of course, you can still get the files by filing a written request with the FBI; but that can take time, and for some of the larger files, it can cost significant amounts of money too.
Luckily, I downloaded all the now-missing files onto a CD some time ago...

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

James McDonald and the FBI

The name of James McDonald is one well known to those with ufological interests. It is a name that was well known to the FBI too...

Spies at the Conferences...

For evidence that "they" keep a close watch on what's afoot on the UFO lecture circuit, check out this post at my UFOMystic blog today...

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Monday, December 3, 2007

"Saucer Spies" on Roswell Radio: This Sunday...

This coming Sunday, December 9, from 7 to 9PM Mountain time, I'll be on Guy Malone's radio show, Live from Roswell, discussing my On the Trail of the Saucer Spies book. Tune in for the latest on how and why the Government may be watching you...