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Redfern: Why UFOLOGISTS were spied on.

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posted on Mar, 12 2006 @ 01:46 PM
Redfern discusses new book in interview with Stuart
Miller here:

Redfern reports that he discovered the reason why
ufologists were watched (to quote Miller) was "because
authorities feared that some people were using ufology
as a cover for more unpatriotic reasons".

IOW, they were worried about the potential for espionage

Interesting. Note what happened to Bennewitz. He was
observing and reporting on covert programs, in the Kirkland
AFB area, which had nothing to do with aliens and UFOs.
Fortunately, for the AFOSI, Bennewitz spinned it that way
(so they reinforced his notions!).

posted on Mar, 12 2006 @ 05:23 PM
This is nothing new. This has been known for quite some time. During the 50's and 60's especially, the FBI and CIA were both worried that the whole UFO movement could be manipulated by Russian provacateurs or be used for subversive activities. The Robertson Panel also worried that UFO hysteria could be used to clog up communication lines with reports.

Al Bender, the man who gave us the men in Black mystery was running a successful international UFO org. People around the world were charting the courses of all strange air traffic and unusual flying craft. This more than worried the feds, so it is believed they sent some spooks to screw with Bender to discourage his UFO plotting activities, since some of the strange craft he was tracking were probably secret government experiemnts.

This has been common knowledge for a long time. But not all cases of government tracking of Ufologists have been for the reasons above.

Some cases, such as the Bennewitz affair and the aftermath, were truly bizarre when you read into the entire story.

posted on Mar, 12 2006 @ 05:58 PM
Ill play devils advocate. Say the Goverment is covering up nothing on UFOs. The Goverment knows most sightings are natural phenomena and secret military craft. Ufologists could then be gathering information on Top Secret military craft and publicly posting it.

Without even realizing it they could be exposing national secrets. If that was the case it would be smart to moniter these people and make sure they dont stumble across and reveal important secrets about Black military projects.

Some people argue this is why the USSR was at first somewhat allowed its people to be publicly involved in the UFO subject. But then when they saw the reports comming in and realized these people were often describing top secret Soviet craft they clamped down on public UFOs information.

posted on Mar, 12 2006 @ 06:11 PM
It may be a reason on some levels but ufologists have been saying for years that infiltration was a result of government wanting to know what they knew. Did the ufologists know things that they did not and how much info was out there.

Since governments have been engaged in disinfo for years and had paid disinfo artists working for them, then their main drive was to limit public awareness of what was going on.

posted on Mar, 12 2006 @ 06:19 PM

Originally posted by denythestatusquo
. Did the ufologists know things that they did not and how much info was out there.

Interesting theory one that is not touched on enough IMO. Alot of people assume the Goverment knows everything about UFOs and even has deals with them. The truth could very well be they dont know much more then UFOs are visiting earth and we cant even dream of stopping them.

They may have no clue where they come from their motives or anything like that.

They have pretty much publicly said UFOs are of no interest to the goverment and they dont look into the issue anymore. So they cant really go around interviewing large amounts of UFO witnesses and abduction victims. But the Ufologist do this perhaps they do want to see if they know anything the goverment does not.

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