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Great book, lots of interesting info on the UFO subject regarding former U.S Presidents that I did not know were on the record talking about their own UFO`s experiences. Good point of the "why of our media" attitude of ridicule to everything UFO as resolve of an official CIA advice through the Robertson panel for obvious reasons, also explains WHY NASA denied the requests made by former pres., Carter to officially study UFOs an advice given by Dr Richard Henry(a consultant for APRO)a direct result of the negative effect produced by the Condon Report to influence scientists to this day not to deal with anything UFO. Dr Alexander gives us "Over 40 Good unexplained sightings of UFOs", such as the Royal Air Force Base at Benwaters in December 26-28 in 1980 incident a shocker with so many credible witnesses which were part of the PRP military personal which made them impeccable over top as far as firsthand witnesses go, because of the extensive psychological testing this PRP personal undergo prior to being assigned to sensitive position in nuclear military bases; also shocking was the event that follow the next day all the way across the world in Houston Texas, also in 1980 December 29, Texas sighting by the Cash-Landrum family unbelievable! with irrefutable physical injuries cause by high levels of radiation; not to mention the Phoenix lights with an elected official(a former Air Force pilot) admitting to have seen them; The Mansfield, Ohio UFO interacting with a HU1-H Huey military helicopter in 1973, seen my many people on the ground; the Eskimo Scouts encounter in 1963 you got to read it; The Gulf Breeze UFOs in 1987; and many more including UFOs involving the soviets, Chinese, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Turkey, Mexico, Germany, etc UFOs incidents such as the Byelokoroviche/Khmelitskiy in the USRR, etc. Also a big plus is Pres., Harry Truman admitting the existence of UFOs on quote" I can assure you the flying saucers, given that they exist, are not constructed by any power on Earth", Pres., Carter and Pres., Reagan testimonies about UFOs, Pres., Clinton curiosity about UFOs, etc.
But John B. Alexander is trying to hard to be an apologist for our leaders and Defense and Intelligence Departments about keeping info a secret, a bit naive on his part to claim they`re no record of ongoing investigations on the matter and that they have no more knowledge than an average Joe.
Let`s take Nuclear Physicist Stanton Friedman for example, and his "Top/Secret/Majic Eyes Only" I totally agree with the Author of this book John B. Alexander Ph.D., regarding "Majestic 12". It never made sense to me that that`s a credible source especially with Bill Moore and Jaime Shandera involvement. The memo from July 1954 from Robert Cutler to President Ike that suppose to validate them look fake, fraudulent and alter, pure disinformation, maybe an organization did exist during the cold war designed to prevent nuclear decapitation of the U.S. as the author of this book states, maybe the Government did composed a small group down the chain of Command and was efor the task of developing a plan to maintain and continue the U.S-leadership. They had the intelligence to take on such a problem and if it include UFOs is not a crazy idea, because it would exposed the U.S areal entrance spots, but it was not their whole purpose to exist. I am with John Alexander on this one.
Although Friedman research on the Roswell Crash in 1947 NM is amazing, finding Mayor Jesse Marcel in 1978 and interviewed him, talking to many witnesses its a marvelous job on Friedman part.
And then came the affirmation from the field's 509th Bomb Group, then came the denial of the Commanding General of the Eighth Air Force, Commander Roger Ramey?. Then the lies about a Weather Balloon, to changed their mind once again later to a "Project Mogul spy Balloon", that no one care to recovered according to Jim Marrs, but inexplicably the Air force did care about the Roswell one in particular. John B. Alexander Ph.D., failed to acknowledged that one.
Also after a requested of the NM Republican Representative Steven Schiff to the GAO of the official records between 1946-1949 of all "administrative and outgoing messages" in Roswell Army Air Field was found out that were all destroyed but 2(we all know them). There is no mention on Project Blue Book files about Roswell, why is that?,the fact that but omission of the Roswell incident in such project, it gives prominence and validation to Roswell. Not to mention why The Air force failed to start an investigation about UFOs with the mother of all UFO incidents "Roswell" in 1947 and instead beginning it in 1952?.
Also more important than anything is the Friedman request under FOIA to the NSA through a Federal Judge GErghard GEssell on files about UFOs(about 160), after CIA suggested the other agencies have them as well. Which BTW was turn down producing an Affidavit that even the Judge needed to get a higher Security clearance to read after which agree with the NSA to no let anyone access to NSA files regarding UFOs because it could compromise national security. After a FOIA request to get that affidavit by Stanton Friedman, unreadable blackout pages were released due to again, national security.
And the Author of this book John B. Alexander Ph.D. naively wants us to believe that they are no secret projects about UFO on hands of our intelligence community, no juice records, specially those about the sightings over our Nuclear military installations that goes directly to "NORAD" such as one in march 5, 1967 over ND and tracked on NORAD radars, where a metallic object/Disc-shape/UFO with bright flashing lights moving above at the Minot AFB in N Dakota was immediately detected, this UFO stopped abruptly and hovered at 500 ft, circled the Minuteman missile site, then ascended vertically and disappeared at tremendous speed, just when NORAD sent F-106s to intercept it, John B. Alexander Ph.D. Nice try!...But in Dr Alexander defense he at-least acknowledged the event that follow 11 days later in a near by state of MT, where First Lieutenant "Robert Salas" of "Oscar Flight Launch Control Center" at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana, in 1967, where 10 Nuclear missiles were disable by a Hovering UFO, during the heat of the Cold War, and was ONLY release under a FOIA direct request that confirms it.
And the list goes on and on as the memo of the UK regarding US and Russian agencies currently involvement officially in UFOs investigation title; "Unidentified Aerial Phenomenal Study" discovered by "Nick Pope"while working on the Ministry of Defence`s in 1993.Also many MoD UFO files has been releases(The memo of Colonel C. Halt/RAF Bentwaters-Rendlesham incident in 1982 for example)and among Americans the list of official documents, Yes goes on and on; The 1947 Twining memo; The 1949 FBI memo-UFOs Top Secret; The 1950 Hanford AEC document; The 1952 CIA-Chadwell memo-; The 1953 Oak ridge memo; The 1954 Maxwell AFB emergency memo; The Pepperell AFB radar visual UFO tracking in 1955; The 1956 Minot AFB UFO landing memo; The 1966 Bollender memo; The 1967 Malmstrom AFB memo; The 1975 NORAD and USAF UFO documents; The 1976 DIA(General Parviz Jafari Iranian/Tehran Jet fighter incident) memo; The state department memo on the 1978 bolivian ufo crash incident; The Halt memo 1981; The 1990 DIA documents on the Belgium UFO wave, etc.
I give 5 stars to this book by Dr John Alexander for his courage to come out from the inside of the USA intelligentsia and write a book about the taboo UFO subject. Also a consider Dr Alexander to be a true American hero, for his work in NON-LETHAL WEAPONS which provides the means to subdue foes by controlling riots, prisoner control, crowds control and even enemy troops as in making them surrendered(as in Iraq) with compliance or pain inducing weapons such as Direct Energy Weapons, Electromagnetic Weapons, sonic, laser or particle weapons, or Microwave auditory effects-as in hearing voices inside one's head- declassified in 2006 in respond to a FOIA request.
Many ufologist talk the talk deliriously with conspiracy, you won't find that here and Dr Alexander goes as far as being part of BAASS(own by billionaire Robert Bigelow who owns the only private space station in the world name Genesis under Bigelow aerospace) a private organization charge with the continuing of the space station after congress cancelled the ISS from NASA...wow, not only that but Dr Alexander mediated so the USA government authorizes the FAA to redirect all UFOs reports to Bigelows FAASS-Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies- all this in the FAA official press release, ...wow...Great job Dr Alexander. But I must admit I find myself distrustful of a private institution not accountable to the taxpayers handling UFO reports, because at least under direct USA control under FOIA or declassification we could have limited access to the info...but under the privately own BAASS there's no way to ever find out...specially if guy behind it(Bigelow)happens to own the SPOOKY UFO infested Skinwalker ranch/Sherman ranch in Utah plus the planets only privately own space station!!!....
I hope Dr Alexander one day would write another book telling us what BAASS is up to, and what info are they guarding so secretive.
And I recommend the following books;
-UFOs; General, Pilots, and Goverment officials Go on the Record
by Leslie Kean
-Flying Saucers and Science: A Scientist Investigates the Mysteries of UFOs: Interstellar Travel, Crashes, and Government Cover-Ups.
Ufos and Nukes
By Robert Hasting
-UFOs and the National Security State Volume One, 1941-1973
-The Cover-Up Exposed, 1973-1991 (UFOs and the National Security State, Vol. 2)
By Richard Dolan
-by William lyne
By Jim Marrs
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Colonel John Alexander (US Army, retired) PhD, has had long exposure to the UFO issue during his commendable career - which includes combat experience as a Green Beret in Vietnam, and later a Project Manager at Los Alamos and consultant to the NIC and CIA. He was one of the original `men who stare at goats,' involved in the development of non-lethal weapons and in many fringe areas of military research, and is reputed to have extensive connections to the `black world' of restricted-access hi-tech R&D projects. Additionally he is known to have a life-long interest in the occult, in shamanic rituals and near-death experiences and admits to having taken the hallucinogen ayahuasca in the Amazon Basin on several occasions.
I have met John face-to-face a few times. I like him personally and find him charming, good-humoured, highly intelligent and excellent company. Due to his military intelligence background, any book on the subject of UFOs written by him was bound to generate controversy and the polarised reactions to `UFOs: Myths, Conspiracies and Realities' are no surprise.
So, to the book and its thesis.
Following a foreword by his friend Jacques Vallee (predictable, as the ideas of Vallee and Alexander on the UFO issue are almost in lock-step), a `commentary' by Tom Clancy (less predictable) and an `introduction' by Burt Rutan, John launches into the main thesis of his book which can be summarised as follows: there exists plentiful and compelling evidence that UFOs are real anomalous phenomena, not man-made and possibly extraterrestrial in origin, though the phenomena are complex and one single explanation may never accommodate all the data. The quantity and quality of data is so unassailable that everyone `in the know' acknowledges the phenomena to be real. However, in 50 years of involvement with military intelligence and hi-tech R&D projects, dealing closely with the Air Force, the DIA, the CIA and with contractors developing leading-edge technology for military applications I found no evidence of any governmental or quasi-governmental organization which is `in charge' of collecting data. Everyone believes someone else has responsibility for managing the issue, when the truth is that no-one is, and the government knows no more than you do. In a nutshell there are no `crash retrievals' and no autopsied/frozen aliens; Roswell was a mogul balloon, there is no `secret cabal' running things, and no `cover-up.'
The author lays out three essential requirements if you're going to seriously research UFOs:
1. A sense of humour, as you are going to be attacked sooner or later
2. An understanding of conspiracy theory, as you are now part of the `plot'
3. A day job, or be independently wealthy, as no-one makes money from this topic
Dr. Alexander views conspiracy theorists of all hues with particular derision:
"There are those in the conspiracy theory crowd that believe that I'm part of MJ-12, or some other mystical group that is part of a sophisticated cover-up...depending on which conspiracy one believes in, this `cover-up' is run by the US Government...some rogue element of a black organization...or international cabal controlled by the Bilderburgers, Trilateralists, or the Council of Foreign Relations. Many CT-ers just seem to believe there exists some great unidentified `THEY'. This is not true. I am not part of any covert group...but in the convoluted logic of the CT crowd, just denying association is proof `THEY' exist "(p4).
Dr. Alexander then takes us through his involvement with the `Advanced Theoretical Physics Project', official investigation of psychic phenomena and his knowledge of the Lockheed Skunk Works and Area 51 and what NORAD, the CIA, the DIA, the NSA and senior military really know about the UFO issue: not much, reportedly, except that everyone knows they're real, they're not made by us, they intrude into our airspace at will, they do whatever they want and we're unable to stop them.
The author spends a chapter deconstructing the blatant fabrications of Philip Corso (an easy task, you might think) whom he knew well personally and with whom he spent face-to-face time. He gives insight into the way bureaucracies work and the governing psychologies which drive governmental institutions - right on the money, IMO. He summarises the attitudes of POTUS since Truman to the UFO issue, and includes acknowledged sightings by Presidents Carter and Reagan and their various public pronouncements on the subject. He effectively deconstructs the MJ-12 hoax in great detail, and examines the Apollo program and rumours of astronaut-UFO contacts. He spends a long chapter examining real, hard cases (Cash-Landrum, Rendlesham, the Belgian `triangle' wave) where he demonstrates to the skeptical reader that there is a real anomalous phenomenon here and we don't understand what it is.
Dr. Alexander claims to have particular respect for the work of Robert Hastings, who has researched the repeatedly demonstrated interest in nuclear weapons sites from UFOs and their habit of deliberately shutting down ICBMs, and acknowledges his work in publicising the issue to be of exceptional importance. However, here we have a problem: he blatantly misrepresents Hastings' views by claiming he (Hastings) considers the CIA to have no interest in these phenomena, when in his book `UFOs and Nukes' Hastings spends an entire chapter (chapter 26) demonstrating the precise opposite, that the CIA has always had a deep interest in the phenomena, and has engaged in an active cover-up and campaign of debunking and ridicule in order to delude the public at large that there is `nothing to see here.' Robert may have something to say about John's misrepresentation of his views in due course. This is one of many instances where the careful and knowledgeable reader will see Alexander's employment of such tactics: he relies on the reader being unfamiliar with specific data and the real views of researchers and insiders such as Admiral Hillenkoetter, Victor Marchetti and Barry Greenwood, to name but three. His criticisms of the mind-set of conspiracy theorists, however, are right on target: basically the `disclosure' crowd do far more harm than good in marginalising the topic and preventing scientific enquiry by associating it with the lunatic fringe. The subject becomes a `tar baby', Alexander (correctly) points out: once you're contaminated by touching it, it sticks and will never let go of you, and your reputation can be destroyed by association with it (look how the mainstream media tore into Dennis Kucinich in 2008, when all he did was be honest about a multiply-witnessed sighting).
The book has in total around 10 obvious typos in 273 pages of text, excluding the appendices. Whilst this is a small total, it still betrays poor proofreading: they shouldn't be there, and will hopefully be corrected in a second edition. Alexander however is an excellent writer and the book is informative, engaging, lively and never dull. Each chapter concludes with a useful half-page summary which draws the ideas together.
So, is it worth reading? Definitely, in the same way that Jacques Vallee's work on the subject is worth reading: it might ultimately not be very helpful in explaining any of this stuff but it's different to the mainstream, contains some nuggets of interest and might make you think. However, those convinced John Alexander is a `spook' disseminating clever disinformation are unlikely to be swayed by the author's reasoned, thorough and good-humoured arguments. He avoids plenty of compelling evidence which might weaken his `no-one officially cares about this and there is no cover-up' thesis - the hundreds of credible witnesses to Roswell, Kecksburg, Aztec and other incidents; the testimonies of Gordon Cooper, Ed Mitchell etc. - and chooses to include only that which can be made to support his line. Could he have been persistently lied to about `no-one is in charge'? He says possibly, but unlikely. Could he be engaged in a disinfo campaign? Sure he could: read his bio, closely examine the detail of his claims in the book and consider what he leaves out.
Please read the book, with an open mind. The revelations about how government bureaucracies actually work in the real world are so enlightening and detailed they are alone worth the price of the book, and the author's description of the negative effect which CTs have on public perceptions of the UFO subject are priceless. Whether you end up believing the author is `on the level' or remain convinced he is some kind of clever disinformant, reading the book is still time well spent.