Many in ufology attribute what little credibility is given to this field to French astrophysicist Dr. Jacques Vallee. The researcher, who has written several books about UFOs, knows more about the topic than most people. He helped to develop NASA’s first computerized map of Mars in 1963 and worked as a staff engineer on the network information center for the internet precursor ARPANET.
Dr. Vallee has met with many of the field’s most prominent experts, along with top-ranking politicians and military personnel. Throughout his career, he has investigated countless UFO case reports and other alleged extraterrestrial encounters. He is often credited with getting some in the mainstream scientific community to consider the evidence in this realm despite potential ridicule.
He has documented how media manipulation and intricate hoaxes have been used to mislead UFO researchers, presumably to stop them from uncovering the truth. In his book Forbidden Science 4, he wrote that he had evidence confirming the CIA had simulated UFO abductions in Argentina and Brazil as a type of psychological warfare experiment.
Of particular interest are his mentions of Colonel Ron Blackburn from the U.S. Air Force, who worked at the Lockheed Skunk Works. He said Blackburn told him he believed the government was working on UFOs. When asked whether witnesses could be fooled using special effects as part of psychological warfare, Blackburn told him he believed it was possible. The pair discussed how shining a weak infrared laser into someone’s eyes could cause them to hallucinate and how holograms or microwave beams could be used to influence people.
Of course, as Arjun Walia of Collective Evolution points out, the idea of staged abductions being carried out for some reason is not surprising to those who are paying attention to CIA mind control projects and the government’s desire to influence people’s perceptions on different topics. Walia said that after more than a decade in this field, he has noticed that in lots of interviews with people who say they have been abducted by aliens, there appears to be a military component or some sense of military personnel appearing as extraterrestrials.
Thousands of people claiming abduction experiences who have been hypnotically regressed by Dr. David Jacobs share a similar story of forced impregnation and hybrid children. The possibility that these are simply experiences by rogue government agencies cannot be ruled out. According to Dr. Jacobs, many of those who claim abduction are high-functioning people who know that doing so could destroy their livelihood. People from all walks of life and countries around the world have been sharing the same story with an astounding level of consistency.
However, there are also lots of people who claim they have had contact with aliens that did not involve abductions, so it is possible that some people’s experiences have been real, and others have been simulated as part of experiments. There is lots of credible information, Walia says, related to sightings, contact experiences, and crash retrieval. Of course, there are also plenty of imposters who are spreading hoaxes to get attention and make money.
In his book, Vallee identifies Retired Air Force Special Investigations Officer Richard Doty as someone who was responsible for spreading disinformation about UFOs. He admitted that he and his colleagues infiltrated UFO circles in his time with the Air Force to feed lies and half-truths to ufologists and journalists to muddy the waters and make it harder for them to get to the truth.
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