Hal Puthoff Worked for eight years in the Microwave Laboratory
at Stanford University till 1971
Martin Luther King delivers his famous speech, "I Have a Dream"
during the "March on Washington."
Kennedy makes a political visit to Florida and Texas and is
assassinated in Dallas, the 4th president to die by an
assassin’s bullet. Lyndon Johnson takes the oath of office at
2:38 p.m. on November 22nd on Air Force One. His first message
to the national is brief: "I will do my best. That is all I can
do. I ask for your help, and God’s." He takes firm command of
the government and reverses nearly everything JFK set in motion.
John F. Kennedy announces, the day before his assassination:
seek a free flow of information... we are not afraid to entrust
the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien
philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is
afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an
open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."
Jacqueline Kennedy carefully directs the details of her
husband’s funeral, consulting with historians as to the
traditional burial procedures for other presidents who had died
in office. The catafalque, which had borne Abraham Lincoln’s
casket, is used again. 220 foreign leaders walk in the
Gerald Ford serves as a member of the President’s Commission on
the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy that investigates
the assassination and co-authors a book, Portrait of the
Assassin (1966). Allen Dulles also serves - remember, he was the
guy Kennedy fired.
Rodney Stich’s book "Defrauding America" tells of a "deep-cover
CIA officer" assigned to a counter-intelligence unit, code-named
Pegasus. This unit "had tape-recordings of plans to assassinate
Kennedy" from a tap on the phone of J. Edgar Hoover. The people
on the tapes were "[Nelson]
Rockefeller, Allen Dulles, [Lyndon]
Johnson of Texas, George Bush and J. Edgar Hoover."
In 1963, Bush was living in Houston, president of the Zapata
Offshore oil company. He denied the existence of a note sent by
the FBI’s J. Edgar Hoover to "Mr. George Bush of the CIA." When
news of the note surfaced, the CIA first said they never
commented on employment questions, but later relented said yes,
a "George Bush" was mentioned in the note, but that it was
"another" George Bush, not the man who took office in the White
House in 1988. Reporters tracked down the "other" George Bush
and discovered that he was just a lowly clerk who had shuffled
papers for the CIA for about six months. He never received any
interagency messages from anybody at the FBI.
It is also worth noting that a CIA code word for
Bay of Pigs was
Operation Zapata, and that two of the support vessels were named
Barbara and Houston.
Many say that George Bush was high up on the CIA ladder at the
time, running proprietorial vehicles and placed in a position of
command, responsible for many of the Cubans recruited into
"service" at the time. All through the Iran-Contra affair,
Rodriguez, the man who captured and had Che Guevara killed for
the CIA, always seemed to call Bush’s office first.
From The Realist (Summer, 1991):
"Bush was working with the now-famous
CIA agent, Felix
Rodriguez, recruiting right-wing Cuban exiles for the invasion
of Cuba. It was Bush’s CIA job to organize the Cuban community
in Miami for the invasion. [...] A newly discovered FBI document
reveals that George Bush was directly involved in the 1963
murder of President John Kennedy. The document places marksmen
by the CIA. Bush at that time lived in Texas. Hopping from
Houston to Miami weekly, Bush spent 1960 and ’61 recruiting
Cubans in Miami for the invasion. [...]
"George Bush claims he never worked for the
CIA until he was
appointed Director by former Warren Commission director and then
president Jerry Ford in 1976. Logic suggests that is highly
unlikely. Of course, Bush has a company duty to deny being in
the CIA. The CIA is a secret organization. No one ever admits to
being a member. The truth is that Bush has been a top
official since before the 1961 invasion of Cuba, working with
Felix Rodriguez. Bush may deny his actual role in the
1959, but there are records in the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba
that expose Bush’s role..."
On the Watergate tapes, June 23, 1972, referred to in the media
as the ’smoking gun’ conversation, Nixon and his Chief of Staff,
H.R. Haldeman, were discussing how to stop the FBI investigation
into the CIA Watergate burglary. They were worried that the
investigation would expose their connection to ’the Bay of Pigs
thing.’ Haldeman, in his book "The Ends of Power", reveals that
Nixon always used code words when talking about the 1963 murder
of JFK. Haldeman said Nixon would always refer to the
assassination as ’the Bay of Pigs’. On that transcript we find
Nixon discussing the role of George Bush’s partner,
Robert Mosbacher, as one of the Texas fundraisers for Nixon. On the
tapes Nixon keeps referring to the ’Cubans’ and the ’Texans.’
The ’Texans’ were Bush, Mosbacher and Baker. This is another
direct link between Bush and evidence linking Nixon and Bush to
the Kennedy assassination."
So, why would an intelligence agency/secret society want to
smuggle drugs and assassinate JFK? Simple: a coup d’etat.
Robert J. Oppenheimer wins the Fermi medal.
Dominican Republic - The CIA overthrows the democratically
elected Juan Bosch in a military coup. The CIA installs a
repressive, right wing junta.
Ecuador - A CIA-backed military coup overthrows
President Arosemena, whose independent (not socialist) policies have
become unacceptable to Washington. A military junta assumes
command, cancels the 1964 elections, and begins abusing human
The American "Civil Rights Act of 1964" is passed under the
authority of the 14th Amendment and the Federal "Interstate
Martin Luther King Jr. wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
United States, Holloman AFB, New Mexico - Possible landing of
UFO at base.
Lyndon Johnson is elected President of the US in his own right.
Johnson defeats Arizona Senator, Barry Goldwater.
Brazil - A CIA-backed military coup overthrows the
democratically elected government of Joao Goulart. The junta
that replaces it will, in the next two decades, become one of
the most bloodthirsty in history. General Castelo Branco will
create Latin America’s first death squads, or bands of secret
police that hunt down "communists" for torture, interrogation
and murder. Often these "communists" are no more than
political opponents. Later it is revealed that the CIA trains
the death squads.
Vietnam - On July 30, 1964, a group of planners form the
CIA, NSA, and Office of Naval Intelligence coordinated a raid on the
North Vietnamese coast, using primarily the U.S. Navy Seals. The
plan was to knock out a North Vietnamese radar station, but was
unsuccessful, and drew fire from North Vietnamese troops. A more
formal retaliation followed on August 2, when two North
Vietnamese PT boats attacked the USS Maddox. Not surprisingly,
that failed. On August 4, another U.S. destroyer, the Turner
Joy, joined the Maddox and reported being attacked by North
Vietnamese PT Boats. In this instance, however, no evidence of
any boats - nor an attack - ever turned up. Nevertheless, on
August 7, President Lyndon Baines Johnson told Congress that
U.S. ships were twice attacked without provocation. The results
was the infamous Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which passed in the
Senate by 88-2, in the House by 416-0. This gave Johnson a
virtual blank check to wage war.
United States, Socorro, NM - one of the classic
"A project in the U.S. called
Project Pandora ... was undertaken
in which chimpanzees were exposed to microwave radiation. The
man who was in charge of this project said, ’the potential for
exerting a degree of control on human behaviour by low level
microwave radiation seems to exist’ and he urged that the
effects of microwaves be studied for ’possible weapons
(From "Electromagnetic Pollution: A Little
Known Health Hazard. A new means of control?" by Kim Besley,
Great Britain, p 14. Research from Woody Blue.)
In 1965, Koslov, then a physicist at the
Projects Agency (ARPA), suggested to Charles Weiss, head of
security at the State Department, that a "a sober and systematic
program of research" look into the "Moscow Signal", which was
caused by microwave radiation being beamed into the Moscow
American Embassy. This program eventually evolved into Project
Pandora, America’s first research program into the possible
offensive, anti-personnel use of non-ionizing microwave
(Steneck, Nicholas H., The Microwave Debate, The MIT Press,
1984, pg 94-5)
A "Death Ray" weapon was developed by
described as a modulated electron gun X-ray nuclear booster,
could be adapted to communications, remote control and guidance
systems, EM radiation telemetry and death ray. McFarlane claimed
NASA stole the patent in 1965. Reported hearings before the
House Subcommittee on Department of Defense Appropriations,
chaired by Rep. George Mahon (Dem. - Texas).
Voices" by Alex Constantine, Hustler, Jan. 1994, pp 102-104,
113, 120, 134. Research by Harlan Girard.)
CIA and Department of Defense begin Project MKSEARCH, a program
to develop a capability to manipulate human behavior through the
use of mind-altering drugs.
Prisoners at the Holmesburg State Prison in Philadelphia are
subjected to dioxin, the highly toxic chemical component of
Agent Orange used in Vietnam. The men are later studied for
development of cancer, which indicates that Agent Orange had
been a suspected carcinogen all along.
George Adamski dies of a heart attack. At the time of his death
he was offering to teach people how to visit the planets Venus
and Mars by self-hypnosis . . .for fifty dollars.
Indonesia - The CIA overthrows the democratically elected
Sukarno with a military coup. The CIA has been trying to
eliminate Sukarno since 1957, using everything from attempted
assassination to sexual intrigue, for nothing more than his
declaring neutrality in the Cold War. His successor, General Suharto, will massacre between 500,000 to 1 million civilians
accused of being "communist." The CIA supplies the names of
Dominican Republic - A popular rebellion breaks out, promising
to reinstall Juan Bosch as the country’s elected leader. The
revolution is crushed when U.S. Marines land to uphold the
military regime by force. The CIA directs everything behind the
Greece - With the CIA’s backing, the king removes
George Papandreous as prime minister. Papandreous has failed to
vigorously support U.S. interests in Greece.
Congo (Zaire) - A CIA-backed military coup installs
Seko as dictator. The hated and repressive Mobutu exploits his
desperately poor country for billions.
John W. McCormack U.S. Representative, Former Speaker of the
"Some three years ago, (1957), as chairman of the
Select Committee on Outer Space out of which came the recently
established NASA, my Select Committee held executive sessions on
the matter of ’Unidentified Flying Objects.’ We could not get
much information at that time, although it was pretty well
established by some in our minds that there were some objects
flying around in space that were unexplainable."
In a November
4, 1960 letter to Major Donald Keyhoe.
"I feel that the Air
Force has not been giving out all the available information on
the Unidentified Flying Objects. You cannot disregard so many
Major General E.B. LeBaily
"Many of the reports that cannot be
explained have come from intelligent and technically
well-qualified individuals whose integrity cannot be doubted."
As USAF Director of Information, in a September 28, 1965, letter
to USAF Scientific Advisory Board.
General Curtis LeMay
"We had a number of reports from reputable
individuals (well-educated serious-minded folks, scientists and
fliers) who surely saw something."
As Air Force Chief of Staff,
in his 1965 autobiography, ’Mission With LeMay,’ stated that
although the bulk of UFO reports could be explained as
conventional or natural phenomena, some could not.
"Many of the
mysteries might be explained away as weather balloons, stars,
reflected lights, all sorts of odds and ends. I don’t mean to
say that, in the unclosed and unexplained or unexplainable
instances, those were actually flying objects. All I can say is
that no natural phenomena could be found to account for them...
Repeat again: There were some cases we could not explain. Never
Statement from 1965 autobiography
Mission With LeMay,
with MacKinlay Kantor, New York: Doubleday, 1965.
United States. The Great Northeast Blackout. Eight states;
Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey,
New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont lost power in this power
failure. Although a faulty automatic relay device at a plant
near Niagara Falls is blamed, there is evidence that
cause power failures in the national electricity grid systems,
although this may only be a side effect rather than an
intentional act. In December of the same year, the grid systems
failed in New Mexico and Texas following UFO sightings in those
Red Sea. The crew of the steamship Raduga observed an unusual
phenomenon. At about two miles away, a fiery sphere dashed out
from under the water and hovered over the surface of the sea,
illuminating it. The sphere was sixty meters in diameter, and it
hovered above the sea at an altitude of 150 meters. A gigantic
pillar of water rose as the sphere emerged from the sea and
collapsed some moments later.
United States, Kecksburg, PA - Possible Crash/retrieval of UFO.
Antarctica - American scientist Carl Robert Disch vanished
without a trace. He had set out to walk from his hut to the main
station a short distance away, following a hand line strung as a
guide, and was never seen again. A team of huskies failed to
find him, and the wind raged amid -45 Fahrenheit temperatures.
Some searchers claimed to have seen odd lights and heard engine
noises in the distance.
The Ramparts Affair - The radical magazine Ramparts begins a
series of unprecedented anti-CIA articles. Among their scoops:
the CIA has paid the University of Michigan $25 million dollars
to hire "professors" to train South Vietnamese students in
covert police methods. MIT and other universities have received
similar payments. Ramparts also reveal that the National
Students’ Association is a CIA front. Students are sometimes
recruited through blackmail and bribery, including draft
CIA initiates Project MKOFTEN, a program to test the
toxicological effects of certain drugs on humans and animals.
U.S. Army dispenses Bacillus subtilis variant niger throughout
the New York City subway system. More than a million civilians
are exposed when army scientists drop lightbulbs filled with the
bacteria onto ventilation grates.
Cleve Backster is a polygraph specialist who helped develop
interrogation techniques for the CIA. As of 1986, he ran a
polygraph instruction school and the Backster Research
in San Diego.
In February, 1966, Backster recorded what he believes to be
emotional reactions in plants with a polygraph machine. Called
the Backster Effect, the validity of this phenomena is still
During the 1930’s, Nazi Germany’s rise to totalitarian power was
well under way. Warning signs of the terror to come was being
felt by increasing numbers of people. Among them was a young
woman of great courage and insight. Charlotte Beradt recorded
and collected people’s dreams about the Nazi government’s
domination of their lives; dreams that tell of the painful
political realities of the emerging Nazi State. In his essay at
the conclusion of the volume, published in 1966, Bruno Bettelheim remarked that it was a shocking experience reading
this book of dreams and seeing how effectively the Nazis
murdered sleep, "forcing its enemies to dream dreams that showed
that resistance was impossible and that safety lay only in
I find it very interesting that this book was published in
1966... It is difficult not to notice the comparison to the
"abduction scenario" which we theorize was introduced into
people’s minds via Secret Government Mind Control Projects. It
is a certainty that the abduction "experience," is literally a
"forcing of the people to dream dreams that show that resistance
is impossible... and that safety lies in compliance. And an
entire "New Age" religion has been built around it, supporting
it, promoting it, and then compensating for it with the idea of
"Ascension" by "turning within for a place of safety." We say
Rockefeller Foundation helps establish a center for population
research at the University of North Carolina. Similar support
follows for Harvard, Columbia, University of Michigan, and
"Despite the seeming inanity of the subject, I felt
that I would be derelict in my scientific responsibility to the
Air Force if I did not point out that the whole UFO phenomenon
might have aspects to it worthy of scientific attention."
Hearings on Unidentified Flying Objects, Committee on Armed
Services, House of Representatives, Eighty-ninth Congress,
Second Session, 1966.
Dr. Hynek was Chairman of the
Astronomy at Northwestern University and scientific consultant
for Air Force investigations of UFOs from 1948 until 1969
Grudge and Blue Book). Over his long career, he
made numerous comments about the scientific implications of the
"I have begun to feel that there is a tendency in 20th Century
science to forget that there will be a 21st Century science, and
indeed a 30th Century science, from which vantage points our
knowledge of the universe may appear quite different than it
does to us. We suffer, perhaps, from temporal provincialism, a
form of arrogance that has always irritated posterity."
J. Allen, letter to Science magazine, August 1, 1966.
Robert J. Low:
"The trick would be, I think, to describe the
project so that, to the public, it would appear a totally
objective study but, to the scientific community, would present
the image of a group of non-believers trying their best to be
objective, but having an almost zero expectation of finding a
Low, project coordinator of the
Colorado University UFO
The Condon Committee), in a memorandum of
instruction from August 9, 1966.
This telling quote gives an
impression as to what may have been the goal of the Project: to
either get the thing out of the way without hurting any of the
scientists’ credibility, or to comply with a rumored Air Force
directive to produce a report showing UFOs to be unworthy of
"No doubt, you have noted the recent flurry of
newspaper stories about unidentified flying objects. I have
taken special interest in these accounts because many of the
latest reported sightings have been in my home state of
Michigan... Because I think there may be substance to some of
these reports and because I believe the American people are
entitled to a more thorough explanation than has been given them
by the Air Force to date, I am proposing that either the Science
and Astronautics Committee or the Armed Services Committee of
the House schedule hearings on the subject of UFOs and invite
testimony from both the executive branch of the Government and
some of the persons who claim to have seen UFOs... In the firm
belief that the American public deserves a better explanation
than that thus far given by the Air Force, I strongly recommend
that there be a committee investigation of the UFO phenomena. I
think we owe it to the people to establish credibility regarding
UFOs and to produce the greatest possible enlightenment on this
From a letter he sent as a Congressman to
Rivers, Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, on March 28,
The Freedom of Information Act passed congress, but remained
toothless until 1974.
MK-Search reactivates previously abandoned projects under
Richard Helms, new Director of Central Intelligence. One such
project was Spellbinder. Its goal was to create a "sleeper
killer," someone who could be turned loose after receiving a key
word planted in his mind under hypnosis. According to Gordon
Thomas, the project was a failure.
The American media contributed toward maintaining a rigid status
quo, almost obsequious in its compliance to the national
security community. Senator William Fullbright commented about
this on August 13, 1966, during Senate hearings on government
and media. He said it was very interesting that so many
prominent newspapers did not contest or even raise questions
about government policy.
Minot AFB, North Dakota - Radar and visual sighting of
missile site; jets scrambled. (3-05-67)
Malmstrom AFB, Montana - UFOs disrupt missile circuitry.
Malmstrom AFB, Montana - Reported UFO landing.
Cuba - Two Cuban jets attempt UFO intercept; one is
The "Hippies" have the "Summer of Love" in San Francisco.
The "Long Hot Summer." Significant televised riots occur.
Greece - A CIA-backed military coup overthrows the government
two days before the elections. The favorite to win was George Papandreous, the liberal candidate. During the next six years,
the "reign of the colonels" - backed by the CIA - will usher in
the widespread use of torture and murder against political
opponents. When a Greek ambassador objects to President Johnson
about U.S. plans for Cyprus, Johnson tells him: "Fuck your
parliament and your constitution."
Operation PHEONIX - The CIA helps South Vietnamese agents
identify and then murder alleged Viet Cong leaders operating in
South Vietnamese villages. According to a 1971 congressional
report, this operation killed about 20,000 "Viet Cong."
CIA and Department of Defense implement Project MKNAOMI,
MKULTRA and designed to maintain, stockpile and
test biological and chemical weapons.
Broadcaster Frank Edwards dies on June 24, 21 years exactly
after the Kenneth Arnold sighting. Edwards, who wrote a best
selling book, Flying Saucers, Serious Business, was a highly
successful radio host. He was warned to abandon the subject of
UFOs, and refused. He was fired. In spite of thousands of
letters in protest of his dismissal, his ex-sponsor, the
American Federation of Labor, stood firm. George Meany, then
president of the AFL said Edwards had been dropped "Because he
talked too much about flying saucers!" It was later suggested
that the Defense Department had put pressure on the
was only temporarily silenced. He soon had a syndicated show
that dealt almost exclusively with UFOs and related phenomena.
Shortly after, the news of the sudden death of Frank Edwards on
the anniversary of the Kenneth Arnold UFO sighting near Mt.
Rainier, Washington was announced. Some people claimed that
Edwards had been ill, was overweight, and so forth. Those
closest to him said he had never been ill. The obituary said
that death was "apparently" due to a heart attack, and we wonder
how many other researchers have died of an apparent problem that
had never before been apparent?
"We watched it for quite a few minutes. We could
see it was larger than the headlights of the cars below. And we
could see it was not attached to anything. And there was no
sound. I became frightened actually, because it wasn’t anything
I could understand... from a personal viewpoint, I am pretty
well convinced that we are being surveyed."
Special Issue of Look magazine, 1967. Dr. Sprinkle, Professor of
psychology at the University of Wyoming had his first UFO
sighting in 1951 when he and a friend saw "something in the sky,
round and metallic looking."
In 1956, he had a second sighting
while driving with his wife near Boulder, Colorado.
"I was there at
Bluebook and I know the job they had.
They were told not to excite the public, not to rock the boat...
Whenever a case happened that they could explain--which was quite
a few--they made a point of that, and let that out to the media.
. .Cases that were very difficult to explain, they would jump
handsprings to keep the media away from them. They had a job to
do, rightfully or wrongfully, to keep the public from getting
"When one gets reports from scientists, engineers and
technicians whose credibility by all common standards is high
and whose moral caliber seems to preclude a hoax, one can do no
less than hear them out, in all seriousness."
From, "The UFO
Gap", Hynek, J. Allen, Playboy, Vol. 14, No. 12, December 1967.
"It remains an established fact, supported by numerous
observations, that UFOs have not only been seen visually but
have also been picked up on the radar screen and have left
traces on the photographic plate."
there are good reasons why the UFOs cannot be disposed of in
this simple manner. It remains an established fact, supported by
numerous observations, that UFOs have not only been seen
visually but have also been picked up on the radar screen and
have left traces on the photographic plate. It boils down to
nothing less than this: that either psychic projections throw
back a radar echo, or else the appearance of real objects
affords an opportunity for mythological projections."
Look at Flying Saucers," Time, August 4, 1967.
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics UFO
Subcommittee. The AIAA established a subcommittee in 1967 to look
into the UFO question. The UFO Subcommittee issued several
reports and statements, including in-depth studies of two UFO
incidents. The UFO Subcommittee stated that its "most important
conclusion" was that government agencies consider funding
"From a scientific and engineering standpoint, it is
unacceptable to simply ignore substantial numbers of unexplained
observations... the only promising approach is a continuing
moderate-level effort with emphasis on improved data collection
by objective means... involving available remote sensing
capabilities and certain software changes."
The Encyclopedia of
UFOs, Ronald D.Story, New York: Doubleday, 1980.
Subcommittee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and
Astronautics criticized the conclusion of
The Condon Report as
the personal views of Dr. Condon, and added:
conclusion could have been drawn from The Condon Report’s
content, namely, that a phenomenon with such a high ratio of
unexplained cases (about 30 percent) should arouse sufficient
scientific curiosity to continue its study."
Air Marshall Nurjadin Roesmin
"UFOs sighted in
identical with those sighted in other countries. Sometimes they
pose a problem for our Air Defense and once we were obliged to
open fire on them."
Air Marshall Roesmin was Commander-in-Chief
of the Indonesian Air Force, 1967.
The first animal mutilation case was reported on September 9,
1967. The victim was a horse named Lady.
Eldon Byrd published a paper on the telemetry of brain waves in
the "Proceedings" of the International Telemetering Conference,
1972. Byrd: Physical Scientist at the Naval Surface Weapons
Center, White Oaks Laboratory, Silver Springs, Maryland (1968-
unknown, at least 1981) Byrd describes his work with Naval
Surface Weapons as "predicting what war will be like in the
Dr. Gordon J. F. MacDonald, science advisor to President Lyndon
"Perturbation of the environment can produce
changes in behavioural patterns." He was referring to low
frequency EM waves in the ionosphere affecting human brain wave
(From his book, Unless Peace Comes, a Scientific
Forecast of New Weapons, cited in "New World Order ELF Psychotronic Tyranny", a paper by
C. B. Baker.)
SPS: Solar Power Satellite Project
In 1968 the US military proposed Solar Powered Satellites in
geostationary orbit some 40,000 km above the earth, which would
intercept solar radiation using solar cells on satellites and
transmit it via a microwave beam to receiving antennas, called
rectennas, on earth. The US Congress mandated the Department of
Energy and NASA to prepare an Environmental Impact Assessment on
this project, to be completed by June 1980, and costing $25
Million. This project was designed to construct 60 Solar Powered
Satellites over a thirty year period at a cost between $500 and
$800 thousand million (in 1968 dollars), providing 100 percent
of the US energy needs in the year 2025 at a cost of $3000 per
kW. At that time, the project cost was two to three times larger
than the whole Department of Energy budget, and the projected
cost of the electricity was well above the cost of most
conventional energy sources. The rectenna sites on earth were
expected to take up to 145 square kilometers of land, and would
preclude habitation by any humans, animals or even vegetation.
Each Satellite was to be the size of Manhattan Island. [Sounds
curiously like the
HAARP array, yes?]
CIA experiments with the possibility of poisoning drinking water
by injecting chemicals into the water supply of the FDA in
CIA continued its work on mind control. Dr. Robert Keefe, a
neurosurgeon at Tulane University, conducted work in Electrical
Stimulation of the Brain (ESB). The experiments involved
implanting electrodes into the brain and body, with the result
that the subjects’ memory, impulses, and feelings could all be
controlled. ESB could also evoke hallucinations, fear, and
pleasure. "It could literally manipulate the human will, at
will," said Keefe.
George Estabrooks, another scientist, stated to the Providence
Evening Bulletin that the key to creating an effective spy or
assassin is by creating a multiple personality with the aid of
hypnosis, a procedure he described as "child’s play."
suggested that Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby could have been
controlled in this manner.
Operation CHAOS - The CIA has been illegally spying on American
citizens since 1959, but with Operation CHAOS, President Johnson
dramatically boosts the effort. CIA agents go undercover as
student radicals to spy on and disrupt campus organizations
protesting the Vietnam War. They are searching for Russian
instigators, which they never find. CHAOS will eventually spy on
7,000 individuals and 1,000 organizations.
Richard Nixon wins the Presidential Election. Nixon defeats
Minnesota Senator Hubert H. Humphrey.
Former Alabama Governor, George Wallace runs as a "third party"
candidate for the Presidency on a "State’s Rights" platform that
includes banning federally mandated forcible school
desegregation ("Bussing"). Wallace will later survive an
assassination attempt (severely crippled). Before the end of his
life, Wallace will repent his racist views. He subsequently, in
tears, will ask for and receive the forgiveness of many civil
*One of the most tragic years in American post Civil War
politics. There are major riots and assassinations including,
without limitation, presidential hopeful, Robert Kennedy and
civil rights leader, Martin Luther King.
During the Democratic Party’s National Convention in Chicago,
protesters and police clash in a violent series of televised
Bolivia - A CIA-organized military operation captures legendary
guerilla Che Guevara. The CIA wants to keep him alive for
interrogation, but the Bolivian government executes him to
prevent worldwide calls for clemency.
Dr. James E. McDonald -
"The type of
UFO reports that are most
intriguing are close-range sightings of machine-like objects of
unconventional nature and unconventional performance
characteristics, seen at low altitudes, and sometimes even on
the ground. The general public is entirely unaware of the large
number of such reports that are coming from credible
witnesses... When one starts searching for such cases, their
number are quite astonishing. Also, such sightings appear to be
occurring all over the globe."
"Symposium on Unidentified Flying
Objects," Hearings before the Committee on Science and
Astronautics, U.S. House of Representatives, July 29, 1968.
"I have absolutely no idea where the UFO’s come from or how they
are operated, but after ten years of research, I know they are
something from outside our atmosphere."
Dr. McDonald was Senior
Physicist at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics at the
University of Arizona.
"UFO sightings are now so common, the military
doesn’t have time to worry about them. . .when a UFO appears,
they simply ignore it. . . Unconventional targets are ignored
because apparently we are only interested in Russian targets,
possibly enemy targets. Something that hovers in the air, then
shoots off at 5,000 miles per hour, doesn’t interest us, because
it can’t be the enemy. UFOs are picked up by ground and air
radar, and they have been photographed by gun camera all along.
There are so many UFOs in the sky that the Air Force has had to
employ special radar networks to screen them out."
atmospheric physicist, in an announcement on June 7, 1968 in
which he stated that he believed, based on his examination of
7,000 reports, that UFOs have an extraterrestrial origin.
Dr. Robert M. L. Baker, Jr.
"The system is partially classified
and, hence, I cannot go into great detail... Since this
particular sensor system has been in operation, there have been
a number of anomalistic alarms. Alarms that, as of this date,
have not been explained on the basis of natural phenomena
interference, equipment malfunction or inadequacy, or man-made
In 1968, he made this statement concerning the
one U.S. radar system in operation at that time that, to his
knowledge, exhibited sufficient continuous coverage to reveal
UFOs operating above the earth’s atmosphere during 1968
Congressional Hearings. He has specialized in the study of
motion pictures of UFOs and anomalistic radar images, and has
concluded that two of the most famous UFO motion pictures, taken
in the 1950s, cannot be explained in terms of conventional
phenomena. Dr. Robert Baker was President of West Coast
University; author of two astrodynamics textbooks; head of
Robert F Kennedy U.S. Senator
"As you may know, I am a
card-carrying member of the Amalgamated Flying Saucers
Association. Therefore, like many other people in our country I
am interested in the phenomenon of flying saucers. It is a
fascinating subject that has initiated both scientific fiction
fantasies and serious scientific research. I watch with great
interest all reports of unidentified flying objects, and I hope
that some day we will know more about this intriguing subject.
Dr. Harlow Shapley, the prominent astronomer, has stated that
there is a probability that there is other life in the universe.
I favor more research regarding this matter, and I hope that
once and for all we can determine the true facts about flying
saucers. Your magazine can stimulate much of the investigation
and inquiry into this phenomenon through the publication of news
and discussion of material. This can be of great help in paving
the way to acknowledge of one of the fascinating subjects of our
In a letter to
Gray Barker Publisher,
Saucer News May 9, 1968.
Most UFO witnesses had stopped making public reports,
Air Force ridicule. Blue Book went through the entire year with
just three unidentified sightings.
"My own present opinion, based on two years of careful study, is
that UFOs are probably extraterrestrial devices engaged in
something that might very tentatively be termed ’surveillance.’"
James McDonald, physicist, before Congress in July 1968
"If ’they’ discover you, it is an old but hardly invalid rule of
thumb, "they" are your technological superiors."
-Lambrose D. Callihmahos.
NSA analyst and author, 1968.
Charles Tart studied electrical engineering at MIT and received
a PhD in psychology from the University of North Carolina.
Taught humanistic and experimental psychology at the University
of California, Davis. Has served as Instructor in Psychiatry at
the University of Virginia Medical School, and as Lecturer in
Psychology at Stanford University. His work has dealt with
parapsychology, sleep and dreaming, hypnosis, and
drugs. [Tart, Charles, ed., Altered States of Consciousness,
Anchor Books, 1969, inside cover]
Dr. Robert MacMahan of the Department of Defense requests from
congress $10 million to develop, within 5 to 10 years, a
synthetic biological agent to which no natural immunity exists.
Purdue graduate, Neil Armstrong (B.S.A.E. ’55) is the first
person to walk on the Moon.
Uruguay - The notorious CIA torturer
Dan Mitrione arrives in
Uruguay, a country torn with political strife. Whereas
right-wing forces previously used torture only as a last resort,
Mitrione convinces them to use it as a routine, widespread
practice. "The precise pain, in the precise place, in the
precise amount, for the desired effect," is his motto. The
torture techniques he teaches to the death squads rival the
Nazis’. He eventually becomes so feared that revolutionaries
will kidnap and murder him a year later.
Operation Often. The CIA ran a number of bizarre
mind control under the name Operation Often. The operation
employed psychics and experts in demonology in addition to the
normal assortment of chemists, biologists, and other convential
United States, Leary, Georgia. While
Jimmy Carter was the
governor of Georgia, he sighted a UFO. It was on January 6, at
7:15 P.M. He filed a report with the National Investigations
Committee on Aerial Phenomena. The report explained that there
was a large, bright object in the sky. It moved toward him from
a distance, stopped, moved away, and then departed. It had a
blue color at first, then it turned reddish. It wasn’t really a
solid figure, it was more like a light. The object looked the
size of the moon. It was about 300-1000 miles away and was about
30 degrees above the horizon. Robert Sheaffer, a scientist that
works for the government believes that Jimmy Carter really saw
Venus, but Carter denies that. He even signed a paper that
states that he encountered a UFO.
"Nothing has come from the study of
UFOs in the past 21 years
that has added to the scientific knowledge. Careful
consideration of the record as it is available to us leads us to
conclude that a further extensive study of UFOs probable cannot
be justified in the expectation that science will be advanced
-Edward U. Condon, Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying
Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Jimmy Carter’s National Security
Director, said in his book, Between Two Ages, weather control
was a new weapon that would be the key element of strategy.
"Technology will make available to leaders of major nations a
variety of techniques for conducting secret warfare..."
"Accurately timed, artificially excited electronic strokes
could lead to a pattern of oscillations that produce relatively
high power levels over certain regions of the Earth ... one
could develop a system that would seriously impair the brain
performance of a very large population in selected regions over
an extended period."
[Cited in Baker’s "ELF Psychotronic
Funding for the synthetic biological agent is obtained under
H.R. 15090. The project, under the supervision of the
carried out by the Special Operations Division at Fort Detrick,
the army’s top secret biological weapons facility. Speculation
is raised that molecular biology techniques are used to produce
United States intensifies its development of "ethnic weapons"
(Military Review, Nov., 1970), designed to selectively target
and eliminate specific ethnic groups who are susceptible due to
genetic differences and variations in DNA.
The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Dr. Norman E. Borlaug,
Rockefeller Foundation field scientist, for his pivotal role in
helping modernize agriculture in the developing world. This
effort becomes popularly known as the "Green Revolution," a term
coined two years earlier by William S. Gaud, former director of
United States Aid for International Development (USAID). In a
10-year joint program with the Ford Foundation, several hundred
research awards are made to improve understanding of population
and development links in developing countries. A program for
research on the economic and social determinants and
consequences of population growth is announced. Studies focus on
research in population policies in the developing world.
Cambodia - The CIA overthrows Prince Sahounek, who is highly
popular among Cambodians for keeping them out of the Vietnam
War. He is replaced by CIA puppet Lon Nol, who immediately
throws Cambodian troops into battle. This unpopular move
strengthens once minor opposition parties like the Khmer Rouge,
which achieves power in 1975 and massacres millions of its own
Hal Puthoff joined SRI in 1971 as a specialist in laser physics.
circa 1972 Hubbard was hired by Willis Harman, then director of
the Educational Policy Research Center at SRI to be a special
investigative agent, earning $100 a day. Officially he was a
security guard, although his actual duties included spying on
the drug culture, which Hubbard, a political conservative,
disdained. He stayed at SRI until the late 1970’s. (Lee and Schlain, pg 198-9)
According to Jack Sarfatti, a "very, very sophisticated and
successful covert psychological warfare operation run by the
late Brendan O Regan of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and the
late Harold Chipman who was the CIA station chief
for all mind-control research in the Bay Area in the 70’s."
Bolivia - After half a decade of CIA-inspired political turmoil,
a CIA-backed military coup overthrows the leftist
Torres. In the next two years, dictator Hugo Banzer will have
over 2,000 political opponents arrested without trial, then
tortured, raped and executed.
Haiti - "Papa Doc" Duvalier dies, leaving his 19-year old son
"Baby Doc" Duvalier the dictator of Haiti. His son continues his
bloody reign with full knowledge of the CIA.
Dr. Claude Poher:
"Taking into account the facts that we have
gathered from the observers and from the location of their
observations, we concluded that there generally can be said to
be a material phenomenon behind the observations. In 60% of the
cases reported here, the description of this phenomenon is
apparently one of a flying machine whose origin, modes of
lifting and/or propulsion are totally outside our knowledge. "
From a report on
UFOs for French officials.
"The phenomenon seems to be real... The general coherence of
sighting reports worldwide should not leave researchers
indifferent. One does not conceive objective arguments to
justify an attitude that would avoid at all cost these
observations... The risk is, at worst, to confirm the existence
of unknown vehicles appearing erratically into our atmosphere -
a hypothesis that seems to explain nearly all reported aspects
of the phenomenon and could be linked to the current (1970)
exobiology branch of space research."
"Given the volume of the objects described in the
observations... I can affirm that our futuristic space
generators are far from being able to produce the amount of
energy seen by the UFO witnesses. The light power seen is
probably the tip of the iceberg, because no thermodynamic system
can produce energy without dissipating a part of it. The
megawatts of observed light are most likely the energy ’leak’
from the energy conversion system used by the flying object,
which means that the useful energy produced is much greater than
what is seen."
1971 Statistical Study prepared for the
Burglars broke into the FBI Field Office at Media, Pennsylvania
and escaped with a thousand documents. This exposed the FBI’s
massive surveillance of blacks, students, radicals, and various
other groups. The word "Cointelpro" entered society.
Bruce Maccabee: Dr. Maccabee has been a Research Physicist at
the Naval Surface Weapons Center in Silver Spring, Maryland
since 1972. His work has centered on high power lasers,
underwater sound, and the Ballistic Missile Defense. He holds a
Ph.D. in Physics from the American University in Washington,
D.C. Dr. Maccabee was a member of the National Investigations
Committee on Aerial Phenomena.
In early 1972, psychic Ingo Swann heard of Hal Puthoff’s
research proposal through Cleve Backster.
According to Swann, Backster maintained his intelligence
connections, and Backster reported that the CIA was interested
in his experiments.
Some of Backster’s experiments are documented in "PRIMARY
PERCEPTION: Cleve Backster’s astounding mind/plant communication
discovery!", Australian Lateral Thinking Newsletter,1996
Puthoff Head of the SRI remote viewing program, 1972-85. After
he left, Puthoff was replaced with Ed May. Former Naval
Intelligence Officer. (Puthoff, Harold, "CIA-Initiated Remote
Viewing Program at Stanford Research Institute", Journal of
Scientific Exploration, Vol. 10, No. 1, Spring 1996)
The Taser, first electrical shock device developed for use by
law enforcement, delivers barbed, dart shaped electrodes to a
subject’s body, and 50,000 volt pulses at two millionths of an
amp over 12-14 seconds time.
(From "Report on the Attorney
General’s Conference on Less Than Lethal Weapons", by
Sherry Sweetman, 1987, p 4, which cites "Non-Lethal Weapons for Law
Enforcement: Research Needs and Priorities. A Report to the
National Science Foundation by the Security Planning
Corporation, 1972. Research by Harlan Girard.)
"A U.S. Department of Defense document said that the Army has
tested a microwave weapon. It was an extremely powerful
’electronic flamethrower’. "
(From "Electromagnetic Pollution")
"A study published by the U.S. Army Mobility Equipment Research
and Development Center, titled ’Analysis of Microwaves for
Barrier Warfare’ examines the plausibility of using radio
frequency energy in barrier counter-barrier warfare ... The
report concludes that,
(a) it is possible to field a
truck-portable microwave barrier system that will completely
immobilize personnel in the open with present day technology,
(b) there is a strong potential for a microwave system that
would be capable of delaying or immobilizing personnel in
(c) with present technology, no method could be
identified for a microwave system to destroy the type of armoured material common to tanks."
Pollution" by Kim Besly, p 15, quoting The Zapping of America by
The report further documents the ability to
create third-degree burns on human skin using 3 Gigahertz at 20
watts/square centimeter in two seconds.
Dr. Gordon J. F. MacDonald testified before the
Subcommittee on Oceans and International Environment, concerning
low frequency research:
"The basic notion there was to create
between the electrically charged ionosphere in the higher part
of the atmosphere and conducting layers of the surface of the
Earth this neutral cavity, to create waves, electrical waves
that would be tuned to the brainwaves ... about ten cycles per
second ... you can produce changes in behavioural patterns or in
[From Baker’s "ELF Psychotronic Tyranny" paper.]
The Case-Zablocki Act - Congress passes an act requiring
congressional review of executive agreements. In theory, this
should make CIA operations more accountable. In fact, it is only
President, Richard Nixon (Republican) is re-elected. Nixon’s
involvement, as well as, that of his Vice President, Spiro
Agnew, in various nefarious affairs will eventually force their
resignations. After Agnew resigns, Nixon appoints Michigan
Senator, Gerald Ford top be VP. After Nixon resigns,
becomes President by succession to office. Ford later pardons
President Nixon signs a treaty that bans [US USSR]
Watergate! President Nixon sends in a team of burglars to
wiretap Democratic offices at Watergate. The team members have
extensive CIA histories, including James McCord,
E. Howard Hunt
and five of the Cuban burglars. They work for the Committee to
Reelect the President (CREEP), which does dirty work like
disrupting Democratic campaigns and laundering Nixon’s illegal
campaign contributions. CREEP’s activities are funded and
organized by another CIA front, the Mullen Company.
Cambodia - Congress votes to cut off CIA funds for its secret
war in Cambodia.
"There are in excess of 200 reports of the type
that we had from down in Louisiana, from people claiming that
they have had direct contact with a spacecraft full of aliens. I
mean 200 reports from witnesses who are as reliable or more so
than these people. I’m not counting the reports from the obvious
crackpots that have an axe to grind....If you accept them at
face value then you’re forced to accept that we have been
visited. Sathco was an Astronomer at the University of Southern
California in 1973.
"There exists a phenomenon... that is worthy of systematic
rigorous study... The body of data point to an aspect or domain
of the natural world not yet explored by science... When the
long awaited solution to the UFO problem comes, I believe that
it will prove to be not merely the next small step in the march
of science but a mighty and totally unexpected quantum jump."
From Hynek, J. Allen,
The UFO Experience: A Scientific Inquiry,
Chicago: Regnery Co., 1972.
Hynek was former Chairman of the
Dept. of Astronomy at North Western University and scientific
Project Bluebook from 1952-1969.
Dr. Pierre GuŽrin
"At the very least, it is already possible to
show scientifically the evidence for physico-chemical
modifications affecting sometimes the ground of alleged landing
sites, as well as the effects produced on the vegetation. Such
research has already begun and doesn’t necessarily require large
"The UFO problem in its totality, nevertheless, cannot be
really understood unless our science someday is able to propose
physical models that take into account the observed phenomena.
We are not able to know if this will ever occur, and in any
event, we are still very far from that stage."
Dr. Pierre GuŽrin,
senior researcher at the French National Council for Scientific
Research (CNRS), has written extensively about the need for
scientific research in the UFO field.
He was concluding a
summary of the UFO evidence published in Sciences & Avenir in
1972. GuŽrin, P., "Le Dossier des Objets Volants Non IdentifiŽs,"
Sciences & Avenir, No. 307, Paris, September 1972.