Mirage Men

smith

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Mirage Men – A tale of US political corruption and mind games involving the life and sanity of UFO-informer Paul Benowitz.
From a talk he gave:
In an epilogue of sorts to Mirage Men, Mark looks at two formerly secret documents, published six decades apart, that reveal the methodologies of psychological manipulation and deception practised by American and British intelligence services. The Art of Deception, Training for a New Generation of Online Covert Operations, an internal presentation for the UK’s GCHQ, was leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden earlier this year, while The Exploitation of Superstitions for Purposes of Psychological Warfare was published by USAF’s RAND Corporation in 1950.

The similarities between the two papers demonstrate that while the world we live in has changed dramatically in the intervening years, the human mind, and the techniques for manipulating it, have remained very much the same; both papers discuss the exploitation of belief systems and fortean phenomena.
 
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Jerry Russell

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On a journey through the badlands and backwaters of America, Mark Pilkington and John Lundberg uncover a 60 year-old story stranger than any conspiracy thriller.

Through the fascinating account of his travels Pilkington reveals the long history of UFOria and its origins in the murky worlds of espionage, psychological warfare and advanced military technology.

As he meets intelligence agents, disinformation specialists and UFO hunters, Pilkington soon discovers that the truth about flying saucers is stranger and more complex than either the ufologists or debunkers would have us believe: instead of covering-up stories of crashed spacecraft, alien contacts and secret underground bases, the US intelligence agencies had been promoting them all along.

As Pilkington and Lundberg get closer to the source of these rumours, the line between truth and deception begins to disappear: they have entered a mirrored labyrinth, the domain of the Mirage Men.
This agrees perfectly with my own suspicions about the "UFO" scene. I saw Steven Greer give a talk & film about his "Disclosure Project" and felt that it reeked of military intelligence disinfo.

Although at this point, I also wouldn't be completely stunned if it turns out that underneath it all, the government is covering up real alien visitations. I've come to believe that it's risky to rule anything out categorically, even if some explanations are more likely than others.

I'm going to watch the video sometime in the next few days. I'm looking forward to it. Thanks for the tip, Smith!

For those who prefer to avoid pirate bay, the film is also available on Amazon Prime and Netflix Streaming (with subscription), or for rent at all the usual places.
 

smith

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What sticks in my mind about the documentary is the smug confidence of the government guy, I forget his name, and the callous way he led the productive guy into madness. Also the way government workers have so much time to play around, thinking up ways to screw people over, real parasites.
 
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smith

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Thanks Mike, I have watched him perform, not sure what he's selling. The ufo scene is going strong. There was a "disclosure" last week, turned out one of the pics was of a child, not an alien. Quite lucrative I think. Saying that I think it comforts many and I,m a little surprised it's not more popular. The pilots seeing ufos might be connected to the toxic fumes in the cabin, same with haunted houses, but mold not fumes.
 

Jerry Russell

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I watched the first half of the documentary so far, and I was amazed at how little self-reflection or remorse Richard Doty exhibited with regards to his self-admitted behavior of passing on fabricated documents and driving his victim insane. It seemed that he felt this was justified by the cold war situation.

Although one might be tempted to extrapolate from this incident to conclude that all UFO manifestations are faked, strangely Doty himself doesn't believe this. On the contrary, he continues to insist that the famous Roswell incident really did involve a spacecraft from another world, and that the US government captured an alien being. Or at any rate, so he's been told by his superiors, and he sees no reason to doubt it. (??!!)

More on Doty at this link:

http://www.openminds.tv/open-letter-u-s-air-force-allegations-ufo-disinformation/27071
 
As someone who used to pay a fair amount of attention to the UFO topic, I have these comments:

1. There do seem to be phenomena that are unexplained and cannot be easily written off as military, hallucinations or other common 3D explanations. Terrestrial or extra-terrestrial? Who knows?

2. I wouldn't believe a single word that comes out of the mouth of Richard Doty. He is a pathological liar and disinfo agent through and through. I was glad they spent time with Linda Moulton Howe. She is, I'm afraid, a useful idiot. Just a little bit (sometimes a lot) too gullible.

3. One of the interviewees in Mirage Men was "former" agent Walter Bosley. His writings and many interviews are easily found. I haven't explored his writings very much, but will at least listen to a few more interviews. I think he is probably still acting as some sort of agent, dispensing disinfo with large lashings of truth. That said, he is one hell of a story teller. If you are interested in the ideas that are "out there" is a couple senses of the word, do check him out.

4. The film also demonstrates that we are targets of experimentation and propaganda. If someone like the dead guy they mentioned frequently (forget his name) gets thrown under the bus, then they don't care.

5. I noticed that Jon Ronson had some sort of credit at the end. He is not known to be a purveyor of the truth, so that causes me to be more skeptical of the intent of Mirage Men. He also provides a quote they use to promote the film. There is also praise from Adam Curtis. Cavet emptor. That said, their relentless exposure of Richard Doty is a big plus for me.
 
As someone who used to pay a fair amount of attention to the UFO topic, I have these comments:

1. There do seem to be phenomena that are unexplained and cannot be easily written off as military, hallucinations or other common 3D explanations. Terrestrial or extra-terrestrial? Who knows?

2. I wouldn't believe a single word that comes out of the mouth of Richard Doty. He is a pathological liar and disinfo agent through and through. I was glad they spent time with Linda Moulton Howe. She is, I'm afraid, a useful idiot. Just a little bit (sometimes a lot) too gullible.

3. One of the interviewees in Mirage Men was "former" agent Walter Bosley. His writings and many interviews are easily found. I haven't explored his writings very much, but will at least listen to a few more interviews. I think he is probably still acting as some sort of agent, dispensing disinfo with large lashings of truth. That said, he is one hell of a story teller. If you are interested in the ideas that are "out there" is a couple senses of the word, do check him out.

4. The film also demonstrates that we are targets of experimentation and propaganda. If someone like the dead guy they mentioned frequently (forget his name) gets thrown under the bus, then they don't care.

5. I noticed that Jon Ronson had some sort of credit at the end. He is not known to be a purveyor of the truth, so that causes me to be more skeptical of the intent of Mirage Men. He also provides a quote they use to promote the film. There is also praise from Adam Curtis. Cavet emptor. That said, their relentless exposure of Richard Doty is a big plus for me.
Agreed. I found the Ronson credit or mention especially suspicious. That guy writes PR for spooks and psychopaths.

I have not read all of Bosley's books. His first empire of the wheel book was interesting but then he peppered in more arbitrariness about his psychic girlfriend and past life regression. He shows up on the History channel unexplained (fill in the blank) shows now and then I have noticed, so that's red flag number two for me. He tells a good story however, very compelling in my opinion.
 
The vast number of dupes who fall for the nonsense of the facilitators are susceptible because the coming deceptions will have been carefully contextualized to cater to the belief systems of various groups.

So New Age, and hippie Buddhist types will be presented with deceptive visions of the New Age Christ or Maitreya (Even the Dalai Lama says so)
Some Christians will believe they are seeing the second coming of Christ to redeem us
UFO enthusiasts will be led to believe in benevolent extra terrestrials to save us from the coming calamity (Even the Pope hints to this)
Other fools will be made to believe Asian secret societies or white hats will save us from whats coming
Chabad Lubavitch will see their great leader rise from the dead

The calamities and horrors that will precede these visions of redemption and salvation will also be properly contextualized.

The goal is for each specific group to be led closer and closer towards a collectivist ideology where a one world government is married to a one world spirituality. It is the tired efforts of god men trying to assimilate us all in their image. The deceivers know they must continue to divide and conquer these groups until they have been sufficiently conditioned to accept certain lines of thinking. I have referred to this as seeding or predictive programming and my own research points to a Kabbalistic conspiracy which, itself, is just a tool of control albeit for the initiates at the top of the pyramid. Follow these groups at your own peril.

Consider, for example, the complete transformation of someone like Micheal Ruppert, who once used his hard nosed detective skills, common sense and logic to arrive at certain truths, only to fall victim to New Age spiritual "enlightenment" sadly breaking from reality completely and ending his own life. One need only listen to his use of language (find his last podcast and listen to it ... those of you who listened to him in the past will be startled at his transformation). His facilitator did a masterful job of rewiring his brain.

I have seen others on this site refer to facilitators such as Peter Lavenda, another fraud who is big on the whole Vatican conspiracy who preys on the feeble minds of the gullible. Consider this New Age interviewer, for example. Utter bunk

http://freemantv.com/peter-levenda-alien-seance/

Remember, listen to everyone, follow no one..
 
I watched the first half of the documentary so far, and I was amazed at how little self-reflection or remorse Richard Doty exhibited with regards to his self-admitted behavior of passing on fabricated documents and driving his victim insane. It seemed that he felt this was justified by the cold war situation.

Although one might be tempted to extrapolate from this incident to conclude that all UFO manifestations are faked, strangely Doty himself doesn't believe this. On the contrary, he continues to insist that the famous Roswell incident really did involve a spacecraft from another world, and that the US government captured an alien being. Or at any rate, so he's been told by his superiors, and he sees no reason to doubt it. (??!!)

More on Doty at this link:

http://www.openminds.tv/open-letter-u-s-air-force-allegations-ufo-disinformation/27071
This is where I think Jan Irvin might be on to something in regard to the suspicion that Leary wrote the entrance exam for the CIA (I don't know if this is a supposition or an unconfirmed quote, or both). The idea is that Leary, a self admitted psychopath, wrote the entrance exam so that the agency could filter in people with psychopathic personality traits, instead of filtering them out, because that's who they wanted to induct into their ranks. I wonder if the same could be true of the military intelligence corps and their staffing needs. That would explain that Doty character and his utter lack of sympathy for his victims.
 

Walter Bosley

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Agreed. I found the Ronson credit or mention especially suspicious. That guy writes PR for spooks and psychopaths.

I have not read all of Bosley's books. His first empire of the wheel book was interesting but then he peppered in more arbitrariness about his psychic girlfriend and past life regression. He shows up on the History channel unexplained (fill in the blank) shows now and then I have noticed, so that's red flag number two for me. He tells a good story however, very compelling in my opinion.
I think you may be referring to a time travel novel I wrote based on the Empire of the Wheel data, titled I Will See You In Time. The novel indeed deals with past life stuff and a former girlfriend, etc. But it's definitely identified as fiction. IF there is some reference in the nonfiction Empire of the Wheel to the past life stuff and an old GF, then mea culpa! Tell me what page it's on or in what context. It has been a few years since I wrote that book. :)

My appearance on the History Channel show Ancient Aliens is not unexplained. I was referred to them by a friend who appeared on the show. They looked at my books and asked me to be on the show. Also, I've been friends with David Childress since 2002, met Giorgio through him in '04, and am acquainted with others who have appeared and still do. They gave me the topic they were interested in. My other appearance was on Travel Channel's National Park Mysteries and that was because Empire of the Wheel and my other work is linked to Glacier National Park and that park was the subject. No mystery there either. If it makes you feel better, they simply haven't asked me back yet. :)

I will take 'compelling' as a compliment! :)
 
Nope. If I were, I'd be getting paid! And I don't spread disinfo, though I understand why people may think so. :)
Walter, it's good to see that you have found Postflaviana. :) I should not have used the word "agent" in my post of last year. The proper term would be "a person who knows a lot of things about the way the world works in general, and about the way the Deep State operates in particular, and who nonetheless says, for whatever reason, things that are in support of the Deep State that he can't possibly believe are true."

I can't find the podcast featuring you that prompted me to direct that epithet in your direction. I'm pretty sure it was a Paracast podcast from a year or so ago. This is from memory, and please correct me if I'm wrong. I recall that you spoke of the 9/11 terror attacks as though you believed the official conspiracy theory with the 19 hijackers, etc. My thought was (about whatever it was you had said), "Nobody who knows as much as this person knows about the way the world operates could possibly believe that."

I was reminded of John Loftus, who, paid or unpaid, is a Mossad asset and is otherwise a supporter of some good causes and some bad ones. For example, he claims to believe that there was no conspiracy involved in the assassination of JFK. I'm not saying that you another John Loftus or are like John Loftus; it's just that whatever it was you said caused me to make that connection.
 

Walter Bosley

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I can't find the podcast featuring you that prompted me to direct that epithet in your direction. I'm pretty sure it was a Paracast podcast from a year or so ago. This is from memory, and please correct me if I'm wrong. I recall that you spoke of the 9/11 terror attacks as though you believed the official conspiracy theory with the 19 hijackers, etc. My thought was (about whatever it was you had said), "Nobody who knows as much as this person knows about the way the world operates could possibly believe that."
Then you didn't listen close enough because that's never been my position in its entirety. I don't buy the typical stuff that it was all a Bush-Cheney evil deed. And yes, the planes existed and hit the buildings, and something hit the Pentagon. BUT I'm pretty sure that in enough places I have also added that I have never thought the planes brought the buildings down on their own and I have written on my blog and in a couple of books that I am convinced there was a hidden hand in the whole thing. I do not recall ever stating that I flat out believe the official story. I have always said or indicated that I think the 'official story' is merely a part of the picture. If that part of the discussion was not fleshed out enough to make that clear, I don't control the direction of the conversation when on someone's show. Hopefully that clarifies things on that. :)

As regards my being any kind of source for the government, having been a federal agent I am quite familiar with the concepts of witting and unwitting sources. A disinfo source requires some sort of contact as a conduit to provide the disinfo. I'm sure some will not take my word, but there is no one feeding me anything to write or talk about. My books are a product of my research and analysis. No one 'suggests' anything to me.

Anyway, I hope that clarifies. :)
 

Richard Stanley

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Hi Walter, welcome to our humble ibode. I have to warn you though that you may be setting a bad example for displaying too much civility here. o_O

Prior to your finding your way here, I had only been familiar with Farrell of which I've read 3 of his works. Last night I watched your Breakaway Civilization Conference presentation on the Sonora Aero Club and related. As such I believe that Jerry Russell's and my revisionist historical take on Judaism and Christianity (the basis for Western Civilization) has a lot that dovetails with the Breakaway approach. Most commonly in that the surface narrative is rather different than from what emerges upon deeper investigation.

One of the aspects that struck me about the whole 19th century airship phenomenon, flowing through to the 20th century aspects is the present Catholic Church's official rumblings regarding what I term 'Space Jesus'. Or perhaps better as "preparing the way for Space Jesus", the perceived necessary universal savior figure for crystallizing a globalized humanity. As we've mentioned here before, the Jesuit astronomers on Mt. Graham have been claiming to daily observe UFO's out in the solar system with their amusingly named LUCIFER telescope.

And as with your discussion of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid's trip to South America, I have some factoids regarding a similar trip to SA in the 1850's starting from Nebraska and then SoCal. It seems possible to have some threads to such as Quantrell's Raiders, if that is of interest. But whatever the case, now the name Sundance has garnered new possible significance for me. The Harriman connection to them is fascinating considering the later Harriman and Bush collaboration in Nazi money laundering.

We have something of an ongoing schism here, in the nature of Jews versus non-Jews (sic) which Jerry and I have begun elaborating on in our Old Testament patriarch analysis (now termed the Shepherds and Sheepdog Model - the SSM). I believe that our new framework allows a better insight into such as why Karl Marx was first employed by his aristocratic Prussian friends (to spy on Bruno Bauer), as were the Rothschilds.


Walter's blog: http://empireofthewheel.blogspot.com/
 
Then you didn't listen close enough because that's never been my position in its entirety. I don't buy the typical stuff that it was all a Bush-Cheney evil deed. And yes, the planes existed and hit the buildings, and something hit the Pentagon. BUT I'm pretty sure that in enough places I have also added that I have never thought the planes brought the buildings down on their own and I have written on my blog and in a couple of books that I am convinced there was a hidden hand in the whole thing. I do not recall ever stating that I flat out believe the official story. I have always said or indicated that I think the 'official story' is merely a part of the picture. If that part of the discussion was not fleshed out enough to make that clear, I don't control the direction of the conversation when on someone's show. Hopefully that clarifies things on that. :)
Yes it does. Not being familiar with the entirety of your ouvre, I jumped too hastily to an incorrect conclusion.

As regards my being any kind of source for the government, having been a federal agent I am quite familiar with the concepts of witting and unwitting sources. A disinfo source requires some sort of contact as a conduit to provide the disinfo. I'm sure some will not take my word, but there is no one feeding me anything to write or talk about. My books are a product of my research and analysis. No one 'suggests' anything to me.

Anyway, I hope that clarifies. :)
Yes, it does. As they say in Parliament, I withdraw and apologise. :)
 

Walter Bosley

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Yes it does. Not being familiar with the entirety of your ouvre, I jumped too hastily to an incorrect conclusion.



Yes, it does. As they say in Parliament, I withdraw and apologise. :)

No apology necessary! You guys hear a lot of us former spooks go on these shows and people say a bunch of stuff, much of which sounds nutty. There have been ex-govt guys doing sneaky stuff with the public perception. I try to clarify myself because of that noise out there. The only thing that pisses me off and which will get a serious response from me is someone calls me a fraud. To me, a former law enforcement guy, a fraud is a thief, i.e. you pay for a book and you don't get it. That's fraud. Or I say I'm such and such military rank that I wasn't or I attended a school I didn't. That's a fraud. But having a skeptical or uncertain opinion about someone is a different thing. 'I don't know about that guy, he used to be one of them AFOSI agents and I don't trust that.' That I get. That's why I like to clarify because there have been knuckleheads giving guys like me a bad name. I've also found that when I engage, I usually come away with a positive experience because I'm able to better explain something I said somewhere and people understand that where I'm coming from is closer to their position than they thought, as far as trying to figure all this weird stuff out. :)
 
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