Un estudio científico elaborado conjuntamente por la Universidad de Bristol y la de Bath, exponen literalmente la trama de ocultación del fenómeno extraterrestre y su relación con las campañas educativas de la ciencia-ficción.
“Our paper shows that the US government (principally the Pentagon) saw the explosion of interest in UFO sightings in the 1940s as not merely a public relations problem, but something that initially raised serious questions about national security, which therefore affected the way that it chose to work on related film projects. It documents numerous cases, most apparent between the 1950s and 1970s, where it has altered scripts and otherwise refused to cooperate with major screen entertainment productions for these reasons. It also highlights an aberrant film, UFO’s: Past, Present and Future (1974) that inexplicably received extensive Pentagon support despite being a documentary that was highly sympathetic to the UFO/extra-terrestrial hypothesis, which therefore suggests that the government has had mixed and non-transparent motives when it comes to media cooperation over this issue.“
“It also highlights an aberrant film, UFO’s: Past, Present and Future (1974) that inexplicably received extensive Pentagon support despite being a documentary that was highly sympathetic to the UFO/extra-terrestrial hypothesis, which therefore suggests that the government has had mixed and non-transparent motives when it comes to media cooperation over this issue.”Es decir, que existía una aparente doble posición, en la que por un lado parecía existir disposición a la colaboración, y de otro una resistencia a la transparencia respecto de los medios masivos. Es como un extraño juego entre mantener la atención del público y al tiempo, nunca llegar al fondo del asunto.
“In a letter to a disgruntled viewer dated 31 January, 1958, CBS director of editing, Herbert A. Carlborg, stated:This program had been carefully cleared for security reasons. Therefore, it was the responsibility of this network to insure performance in accordance with pre-determined security standards. Any indication that there would be a deviation might lead to statements that neither this network nor the individuals on the program were authorized to release.”
Operating within the framework of the French national space agency (CNES) the Group for the Study of Information on Unidentified Aerospace Phenomena (known as GEIPAN) is generally recognised as the most scientific and efficiently organised official UFO investigations body in the world, having operated continuously for over thirty years. See: http://www.cnes-geipan.fr/
In 2010, The New Zealand government declassified approximately two thousand pages of UFO sighting reports collected by its military between 1954 and 2009. See “New Zealand Releases UFO Government Files,” BBC News, Asia-Pacific, 22 Dec., 2010, accessed on Jan 30., 2011 at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12057314
The Danish Tactical Air Command’s historical UFO archives were made available to the public in 2009 and are accessible here: http://forsvaret.dk/FRK/Nyt%20og%20Presse/Pages/UFO.aspx
Canada’s UFO files have been available to the public through its national archives since 2007. Ver: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/ufo/index-e.html
In 2009, the Russian Navy declassified its records of encounters with UFOs and USOs (Unidentified Submerged Objects). See “Russian Navy UFO Records Say Aliens Love Oceans,” Russia Today, 21 July, 2009, accessed on Jan 31., 2011 at: http://rt.com/news/russian-navy-ufo-records-say-aliens-love- oceans/
“Anthropological files contain many examples of societies sure of their place in the universe, which have disintegrated when they had to associate with previously unfamiliar societies espousing different ideas and different life ways; others that survived such an experience usually did so by paying the price of changes in values and attitudes and behavior.”
Ver: Brookings Institution, Proposed Studies on the Implications of Peaceful Space Activities for Human Affairs, Washington: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1961, 216, accessed on Jan., 31, 2011 at: http://www.nicap.org/papers/brookings.pdf
“Stanton Friedman, “Re: The UFO/Disney Connection,” email to researcher Grant Cameron, 17 Mar., 2000. Friedman was present when Kimball revealed the story and confirmed to Grant Cameron that: “It was at the Saturday Night program of the July, 1979, MUFON Symposium in San Francisco. Kimball spoke first, then Allen Hynek [former chief scientific consultant to Project Blue Book], and then me.” Incidentally, Kimball’s enduring fascination with UFOs was well known during his later years. His involvement in space-themed educational films for Disney and the political significance of these is also well established. See: http://history.msfc.nasa.gov/vonbraun/disney_article.html
“It is clear that the Pentagon has had, and probably still has, the greatest interest in concealing, as best it can, all of this research, which may, over time, cause the United States to hold a position of great supremacy over terrestrial adversaries, while giving it a considerable response capacity against a possible threat coming from space. Within this context, it is impossible for them to divulge the sources of this research and the goals pursued, because that could immediately point any possible rivals down the most beneficial avenues. Cover-ups and disinformation (both active as well as passive) still remain, under this hypothesis, an absolute necessity. Thus it would appear natural in the minds of U.S. military leaders, secrecy must be maintained as long as possible.”