reply to post by Gazrok
However, if you accept the premise that the U.S. government has a recovered alien craft in their possession
The above is addressed solely to the gullible.
The below is addressed to the gullible as a brain douche.
A "rare" balanced POV from a trusted source.
From the book "ROSWELL - Inconvenient Facts and the Will to Believe" by Karl T. Pflock, ©2001, page 193.
FORGERIES FOR FUN, FAME, AND FORTUNE
As I have outlined, the record revealed by numerous authentic formerly classified official documents as well as in the history of national defense
policy and action leaves no reasonable doubt that a flying saucer did not crash near Roswell in 1947. Over against this there now is a virtual flood
of forged allegedly official and allegedly still highly classified documents which purport to confirm just the opposite. Prior to Roswell, ufology
was relatively free of fake documents. Most of those that did show up were obvious hoaxes or were quickly exposed as or reasonably concluded to be
fraudulent. Rarely were any intended or taken as much more than practical jokes. (see #8 in NOTES, p. 198) The new wave of Roswell-inspired and
decidedly more serious fakery has dramatically confused and created dissension within the ranks of ufology. The seemingly endless wrangling and
debating over the authenticity and content of this material have damaged the field's already shaky credibility, severely strained its limited
resources, and diverted energies that would have been better put to use addressing the UFO phenomena themselves.
Beginning with the so-called Operation Majestic-12/Majic-12/MJ-12 Eisenhower briefing paper, which was made public in 1987 almost simultaneously by
Roswell author William L. Moore and British ufologist Timothy Good, documents of all sorts and sizes have surfaced. Majestic-12 allegedly is a
super-secret group established by President Truman in 1947 to keep under wraps and to carry out study and exploitation of what was found at Roswell
and recovered from later saucer crashes, manage human contact with extraterrestrial visitors, and so on.
The Eisenhower briefing paper makes specific reference to Roswell. Tellingly, it "confirms" the original scenario set down by Moore and his
coauthor Charles Berlitz in The Roswell Incident
as further elaborated by Moore and associates such as Stanton Friedman during the early 1980s.
Other documents refer to or purport to be products of MJ-12 and such subprojects as Snowbird, Redlight, Aquarius, Sigma, and Pounce. Some of these
forgeries are quite subtle, others are embarrassingly clumsy.
Most of the fake papers that came on the scene during the mid-1980s seem to be products of a relatively clever orchestrated campaign designed
specifically to create the illusion of genuine documentary backup for the Roswell crashed saucer tale. The Eisenhower briefing document, conveniently
lacking all of the technical attachments in references, provides the foundation for this. Others, like the so-called Aquarius Document, build upon
this foundation with their references to various interlocking projects MJ-12 classification authority notations, and the information-compartmentation
, first appearing on the Eisenhower briefing paper, which carries the impressive if bogus classification label "TOP
A common element in all cases is William L. Moore. Either the documents were anonymously delivered to one of his associates (e.g., the MJ-12
Eisenhower briefing paper, in the form of an undeveloped roll of 35-mm film, allegedly arrived in televi-
(page 194)sion producer Jaime Shandera's mailbox in December 1984) or were handed over or shown to Moore by someone "inside," or were discovered by
him in U.S. government archives. Whatever the alleged original source, it was Moore who got the documents into circulation in ufology by one means or
another. (see #9 in NOTES, p.199)
In later years, additional material showed up. For example, in March 1994, Don Berliner, UFO and aviation writer, board member and now chairman of
the board of the Fund for UFO Research, received an undeveloped roll of 35-mm film (!) in his home mailbox. When developed, the film was found to
contain images of sections of the "TOP SECRET/MAJIC-EYES ONLY" and, oh, yes, also "RESTRICTED" Majestic-12 Group Special Operations Manual,
SOM1-01, "Extraterrestrial Entities and Technology, Recovery and Disposal," dated April 1954.
Despite such immediately obvious anachronisms as its internally contradictory classification markings (Tope Secret is the highest level in U.S.
classification; Restricted was the lowest and was no longer even being used in April 1954) and a reference to "downed satellites" more than three
years before Sputnik I, the SOM1-01 created a considerable stir. Stanton Friedman featured it, albeit without endorsement, in his TOP
, published in 1996, and even though expert analysis by researchers on both sides of the UFO-belief divide has definitely shown the
manual to be a fraud, it continues to be touted by some as authentic.
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