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Alien Life

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2007 13:13:14 -0400
Archived: Fri, 02 Nov 2007 13:13:14 -0400
Subject: Alien Life

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald - New South Wales, Australia


November 2, 2007

Alien Life

A raft of newly unclassified CIA documents reveal that the
remote possibility of alien invasion elicited greater fear than
a Soviet nuclear attack.

More interesting still, the CIA documents show that despite
decades of repeated public denials, behind the scenes there
raged a series of inter-agency feuds which implicated the
highest levels of the US government.

The subject of UFOs and dabbling in psychological warfare
techniques not only focused the attention of the US elite levels
for 50 years but some of the greatest scientific and military
minds of the era were involved in the effort.

A Herald investigation, to be published on Saturday, shows that
throughout the 1950s, CIA files clearly document an explosion of
activity by US intelligence and military bodies concerned with
studying every possible implication for the US,  and Western
democracies,  of  UFOs.

The phenomenon, so adored by the cinematic world - from mind
control and space travel to extra-terrestrial life -  was
reflected in the CIA's fixations. Indeed, while highly educated
CIA employees experimented by giving each other surprise LSD
trips in 1953, there were others, in other parts of the agency,
dealing with a huge flood of UFO reports.

 Significantly, however, after a burst of intense scrutiny in
the early '50s, the available documents effectively go cold.

The quintessential Kafkaesque explanation provided is that few
files were kept because these would only confirm that the CIA
was investigating UFOs. But the wildly eclectic UFO files in
fact cover everything from ``flying saucers over Belgian Congo
uranium mines'' to Nazi ``flying saucers''.

When The New York Times reported in 1979 that the CIA had
investigated UFOs,the news report is said to have so upset the
then-CIA director Stansfield Turner that he reportedly asked his
staff: ``Are we in UFOs?''

The answer then was yes - since the late 1940s apparently. But
exactly how, what, when, why and who remained  layered in
mystery, leaving infinite grist for the conspiracy mill.

Now Philippe Mora has the files - from Roswell to now. His full
report is in Saturday's The Sydney Morning Herald.

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