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The authorities found APEN because of the mystery helicopter incident. Yet, according to Sandman, APEN believed that the helicopters were ufos. Which were they? Tin foil hat ufo believers or hardened right wing psychopaths?
So what you had was one arm of Special branch investigating the helicopters and another arm investigating the right wingers and you would never imagine there would be a crossover between the two.
But it was when the right wingers began speaking about these helicopter encounters that the Special Branch began to wonder if there was a connection between these two things. There actually never was and all it was, was that coincidentally , a group of these fascists had an interest in UFOs while at the same time being watched bv Special Branch, never realising that Special Branch was investigating something else that they were also looking into, namely the phantom helicopters.
So Special Branch got their heads together and realised there was a connection between these two independent strands of investigation.
APEN who were eager to find an intermediary "to get some secret information out." Sound familiar?
Manuscripts were sent anonymously to various researchers, with a request that they be forwarded to various magazines for possible publication. The British UFO researchers, who are either smarter or simply more cynical than their American counterparts, smelled a rat and declined to cooperate.
This failure to co-opt the researchers into the hoax did not stop APEN......
.....A game is being played. But the cards are printed with invisible ink; the table is set at the centre of a maze of mirrors; and the players we are expecting may never have existed; they may be dead, or..... have never existed.
Source : Revelations, Alien Contact and Human Deception
My wild guess as to why the hoax was created is that whoever did it knew that the researchers, by their very nature, would spend a lot of time and effort looking into APEN and not UFO reports. No offence gentlemen, but even now, you yourselves seem to have devoted considerable time and a great deal of effort looking into this.