a reply to: mirageman
MM, I agree, this is probably the most political background imaginable to a UFO incident. If there were a few more pieces of evidence or breakthroughs
it would most certainly warrant a book!
During my research into APEN, I've struggled to reconcile the claims of a right wing APEN, with the focus on Adamski. It seems that the best solution
comes from the 'demonic hypothesis'! Unsurprisingly, the best source of this information, is a folklorist, namely Dr David Clarke! From his blog
(taken from his Fortean Times article on Demonic UFOs' :
When Gordon Creighton took over editorship the demonic theories were promoted with renewed energy. By 1976 he wrote in a review of one of
Vallee’s books that: “Demons…are here already in immense strength.” They were busily selecting those people whose genetic stock was needed for
crossbreeding with demons. Even worse, the demonic entities were programming these slaves to commit violence and controlling puppets in Government to
do their evil bidding.
I've read that Jenny Randles felt that some at FSR (where she held a lower position) blamed her for connecting FSR with APEN due to the printing press
connection. It's also clear that several high profile UFOlogists connected with FSR believed in the demonic hypothesis, leaving the field altogether
and becoming far more religious.
It was only when I began to consider how, politically, these beliefs expressed about APEN, by "APEN", by FSR might connect that a very clear pattern
Context: The Cold War. Many worry if the UKs' Left Wing, Labour government harbours a communist agenda. Some suspect Harold Wilson may be a communist
agent, and of those in position of power, a coup is considered.
Adamski APEN Progression Of Beliefs Path: Utopian UFOs -> Here To Help -> Communism
Proposed APEN Progression Of Beliefs Path: Threatening UFOs -> Demonic Hypothesis -> Right Wing Group -> APEN
Combined Progression Of Beliefs:
UFOS are 'real' -> Adams's Communist Aliens -> Agents Of Communism -> Born Again Religious Right -> Alien / Communist Government Infiltration -> APEN
-> Coup Attempt?
People being drawn into the subject would begin at the start of the path, with some progressing through to the 'next step'. I'd laboured under the
false assumption that the Adamski references of FSR, the "establishment" meeting with Adamski, the APEN Adamski Berwyn file were incompatible with
Adamski's beliefs that the Aliens were communist.
In fact, it isn't at all.
Adamski believed that UFOs and their pilots were communistic in nature. They told him of the inevitable success of the USSR in the cold war.
A right wing group, with a belief in ufology might reasonably believe that UFOs represented a demonic group, if they are also religious. A demonic
force that was promoting communism. A demonic / ufo / communist force (it feels more like an episode of the Simpsons than reality...) had infiltrated
It's easy to see these beliefs infecting early Rendlesham, and continuing into the 1980s under the Reagan administration.
I think my conclusion has changed now:
- Real APEN was in the shadows. Believes UFOs are communistic and demonic. Convinced the the UK is compromised. Rabidly right wing at the fringe.
- "APEN" acts in a visible way and presents repugnant NAZI - Saucer ideology to drive potential members away
This belief would fit the Sandman's testimony. There's something strangely hilarious about an Alien/ Demon / Communist plot.
One thing that I think this opens up, is that a certain element of UK Ufology was tied to the religious right and also feared the rise of socialism in
the UK. As a larger group, with fringe establishment characters, they also feared civil war in Northern Ireland as a consequence of letting the Wilson
government remain in power.
What is so intriguing about this alliance is that is provides for the emergence of genuine whistleblowers (Royal Navy?) in positions of power to leak
details of actual UFO events as part of an attempt to expose the UFO / Communist agenda.
If the APEN Berwyn report was from them and not "APEN" then it's quite possible it contained leaks from the establishment side of the group that
wished to expose the true nature of demonic, communist UFOs.
If the APEN Berwyn report was actually from "APEN" then it seems more likely that the intention was to destroy the influence of APEN to recruit.
Perhaps also to silence potential whistleblowers in the establishment.
Final Thoughts: A Cold War Timeline Of A Different Nature
Politics And Ufology
Post WW2. The Nuts And Bolts UFO Invader
1950s: The Red Scare: Adamski & The Communist Aliens - Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis
1960s: The Space Race: Abductees & The Extra Dimensional Hypothesis.
1970s: UK. Airstrip 1 threatened by communist control. Demonic UFOs & Ultra Terrestrials. Berwyn Mountain Incident
1980s: Rise Of The Religious Right: Rendlesham & Reagan's SDI.
1990s: Fall Of Soviet Communism. Decline?