Over the years I’ve had a considerable library of UFO related writing – but found far too much of it was poorly researched, lacked objectivity and bordered on the fraudulent in claiming to be non-fiction.
I’ve never been in any doubt that there is some kind of reality behind UFO phenomena; or maybe I should say realities – it is a complex subject where a single answer isn’t sufficient to explain everything.
Pilkington’s book gives strong evidence for one of the most contentious parts of the UFO puzzle, the role of the US military and Security services. While there have been many claims of a US Government coverup of UFO truths – Pilkington shows that the opposite is likely to be true. Rather than covering up what is known about aliens and their spacecraft, US authorities seem to be creating and disseminating some of the most sensational UFO information that UFO buffs are lapping up. And its been going on for decades.
I recall a TV special screened back in the 1980s, in which whistleblowers associated with US security services, faces obscured and voices disguised, gave their accounts of captured aliens and alien technology. (including the revelation that the aliens liked strawberry ice cream).
One of those whistleblowers, identified as Falcon, was in fact Richard Doty. A lot of Pilkington’s book involves interaction with Doty, (now a “private citizen” ) and his continued involvement with the sharing of unverified UFO claims and his unfulfilled promises of verification. And it seems that a lot of the most impressive political “evidence” about UFOs made public over the last couple of decades has involved Doty in some way.
Pilkington presents a very convincing case that UFO disinformation has been the US governments game instead of the commonly claimed UFO coverup. Dramatic UFO claims have been a useful sleight of hand tool to distract from genuine military activities and the testing of new technologies.
And yet despite the very clear evidence found by Pilkington the die-hard believers prefer to continue swallowing the lies that have been fed to them. Pilkington sums up that problem towards the end of chapter 11:
The believers don’t want to know the truth, they only want to have their pre-existing beliefs confirmed and elaborated upon
The evidence discussed in Mirage Men is also being presented in a recently released film of the same name.
also see here on my other blog http://onesimusfiles.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/2414/