Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Did World War II Technology Allow Us to Begin “Seeing” UFOs?

“The Man Who Takes Us to the Future” is the blurb across the front cover of this month’s edition of Wired Magazine, featuring an article on Marc Andreessen, described as “the most influential venture capitalist in silicon valley.” Andreesson, who is credited with inventing the web browser, is featured in the piece lending his own ideas about where future technology will lead us.
No doubt, these sorts of predictions, and especially the accurate manifestations of such technologies that will later ensue, could be described as “eye opening.” And yet, we probably take for granted to a great degree just how true this may be in a literal sense. If anything, the proliferation of advanced new technologies may literally begin to “allow” humans to perceive into new depths of Forteana, just as well. There is, in fact, some empirical data to back up this premise, especially if we consider a unique possibility: that are obvious reasons the UFO era really began to take hold during and immediately after World War II.
The “Foo Fighters” being reported by both the Allies and the Axis powers during the Second World War seemed, quite obviously, to be an alarming new “enemy” technology at the outset. During the War, the pilots who had been flying what were then the most advanced aircraft on Earth had reported being dogged by strange lights and other objects; it wasn’t until after the conflict that it became certain, with little room for doubt, that these “objects” hadn’t belonged to any of the major superpowers. But if not something of apparent human design and origin, what then?

To answer this great question would require an almost countless number of potentials to be thoroughly considered, despite the fact that, even today, the tried and true “extraterrestrial” hypothesis still remains the most prevalent stereotype theory about UFO origins. But let’s suppose for a moment that UFO craft–whatever they may actually be–had actually been present alongside humankind for much longer? Jacques Vallee and several others have supposed such scenarios might explain various early reports of strange aerial phenomenon over the centuries, in addition to drawing parallels to a variety of different elements involving faerie tales and folklore from various traditions around the globe.
If we are indeed dealing with a technological presence that could have been running parallel to humankind for much longer than most realize, It seems very likely that World War II would have served a pivotal role of presenting great necessity for wartime innovation, which thus led to the creation of technologies that allowed us to begin to better perceive and study UFOs.
Chief among such technologies are radar systems and radiation detection apparatus. While devices used for the detection of radiation had existed

already for a couple of decades by the time the Second World War broke out, Geiger counters along the lines of what we use today weren’t perfected until around 1947; coincidentally, this was the same year Kenneth Arnold claimed to witness UFOs over the Northwest as he flew over Mount Rainier, a well as the year the infamous Roswell UFO crash took place. Within the subsequent released Project Bluebook files, we certainly see mention of strange objects capable of producing large amounts of radiation. Throughout the UFO literature that would persist over the next few decades, we would often find this to be a measurable, and even dangerous quantity.
Another technology that might have allowed limited ability to “detect,” and therefore observe UFOs to some degree, would be the aforementioned radar systems. While major world superpowers had been developing radar in secret prior to WWII, again, the practical use of such systems would only be perfected during the years of conflict. History shows, as many of you have probably already surmised, that radar systems would eventually

prove quite beneficial in detecting strange objects (or entire fleets of objects) that appeared to be flying overhead nearby… and yet which, rather strangely, appeared to be invisible to the naked eye! Strange though it sounds, UFO literature is rife with these very sorts of stories, which quite obviously detail an advanced technology which, as a result of our own advancing intelligence, had slowly began to move into our range of perception.
So considering that our own technological advancement over time may have literally contributed to the otherwise “timed” appearance of UFOs as a cultural phenomenon after WWII, can we expect to see technology over the next few years molding and shaping our ability to perceive other things about reality itself, and perhaps the “hidden” aspects of this existence that may already be hovering all around us? I’m often asked these sorts of questions in interviews, and the short answer is “yes.” If anything, the advanced technologies that begin to emerge over the next two decades may render it all but impossible for the existence of such things as UFOs to be denied much longer… and when that happens, what kinds of innovations could we expect to stem from the potential for interaction with an intelligence even greater than our own? Food for thought, perhaps…

Open Minds Radio Video Special - 40 Episode's

David Pares discusses UFO technology

David Pares is a professor at the University of Nebraska, where he is the science advisor for the UNO Omaha UFO Study group. Along with UNO students, David also investigates other paranormal phenomena. They even have a paranormal radio show. David believes he may have discovered a clue as to the technology used be some UFOs. David serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Metropolitan Community College, Nebraska Wesleyan, and at Buena Vista College. He teaches Physics, Meteorology, Physical Science, Astronomy, Physical Geography, Physical Geology and Statistics. For more on the UNO UFO Study Group and David's work, visit: http://www.omahaufostudygroup.

Grant Cameron talks about the UFO known as Charlie Redstar

Grant Cameron runs the site However, we will not be talking about President and UFOs. Instead we will discuss Grant's amazing introduction to the field of Ufology. As a college student in Canada, Grant and his friends had a lot of idle time. Having heard about local UFO sightings, he and his friends decided to go check it out. This lead to an incredible adventure that caused Grant to dedicate much of his life to the study of UFOs. It is a great story about an ongoing mass UFO sighting that resulted in pictures and film. The UFO even got its own name, Charlie Redstar.

Jordan Pease discusses the UFO Disclosure Project and the IUFOC

Jordan Pease has been an important part of the International UFO Congress crew for over a decade. He also helped Steven Greer with the Disclosure Project and has started a metaphysical library. We will talk to Jordan about the IUFOC, what is was like to help the disclosure project in its infancy and what he thinks of the results. We will also talk about the unique library he helped start. This will be a great discussion on the evolution of the UFO phenomenon in the past couple of decades. For more information on the library visit:

Lisa Romanek talks about her new extraterrestrial contact book

Lisa Romanek is married to Stan Romanek and has just finished her book, My Side of the Bed: Pulling Back the Covers on Extraterrestrial Contact. She will be signing her book at the UFO Congress. We will talk to her about her book and her extraordinary experiences. Her book has been described as a much different book than the one written by her husband. It is a bold accounting of the emotions, doubts and fears that accompany paranormal experiences and the idea of one's spouse being the focus of high strangeness. Lisa will also talk about her upcoming appearance at the Women's UFO Conference. It is her first foray into public speaking. Find out more about Lisa at:

Clifford Clift talks about MUFON and the International UFO Congress

Clifford Clift recently retired as the director of the Mutual UFO Network and he will be speaking soon at the International UFO Congress. We will reflect upon his career as a MUFON board member and director. We will also ask him about some of the best cases he saw during his years there.

HuffPost journalist Lee Speigel discusses his top UFO stories from 2011

Lee Speigel, Huffington Post writer and UFO researcher, will be joining us to go over the top UFO stories of 2011. This will include some of the top UFO videos, celebrity UFO news, government documents, and more. We will also talk a bit about the surge in UFO reports in the first few days of 2012 and his upcoming talk at the International UFO Congress. To read Lee's stories, vist:

Noe Torres and Ruben Uriarte discuss the Cisco Grove UFO encounter

We will be talking to Noe Torres and Ruben Uriarte about their new book: Aliens in the Forest: The Cisco Grove UFO Encounter. This stranger-than-fiction event took place in the ruggedly scenic foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the Tahoe National Forest. Into this remote wilderness stepped the 26-year-old Shrum, who planned to enjoy a relaxing weekend hunting deer with his bow and arrows. As he entered the forest, joking and laughing with his two hunting buddies, little did Shrum suspect that shortly he would be locked in the midst of a terrifying 12-hour struggle with alien forces. Armed only with his wits and one of mankind's most primitive weapons, Shrum expended every ounce of his strength in an all-night battle against invaders that seemed bent on overtaking him and carrying him away to a fate worse than death. We will also play clips from the witness himself.

Bryce Zabel talks UFO petitions

Bryce Zabel was the co-author of AD: After Disclosure with UFO historian, Richard Dolan. More recently, Dolan and Zabel authored a White House "We the People Petition" regarding UFOs. We will talk to him about the petition, AD, and other exciting projects he has planned.

Zabel has created five primetime network series, notably NBC's Dark Skies, released on DVD in 2011. He also wrote and produced Syfy's first original film, Official Denial, about Majestic-12, and worked on the development team on the Spielberg-produced abduction miniseries, Taken. In 2008, Zabel received the WGA award for writing the Hallmark mini- series, Pandemic. He has written multiple studio feature scripts, receiving credit on two produced films, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. Zabel was also elected chairman/CEO of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He has been an award-winning PBS investigative reporter and on-air CNN correspondent.

Tracie Austin talks UFOs and paranormal

Tracie's interest in the paranomral began with an incredible UFO sighting in Lodon in the mid-80′s. She was so astonished by this experience that she began investigating the phoneomenon. In 1996, she then had another sighting, which was featured in a BBC documentary. She then began lecturing and started her own UFO conference. In 2001 she moved to California and soon after started the "Let's talk Paranormal" television show, which she hosted. Recently she moved to Las Vegas and wrote th book Haunted Las Vegas. She will share with us her amazing UFO sightings, details on her new book, and her upcoming appearance at the Women's UFO Symposium. Read more about Tracie at

Mack Maloney talks about his new UFO book

Mack Maloney is a military fiction author who has recently made his first foray into non-fiction with his new book UFOs in Wartime. Maloney makes the case the UFOs are most often documented during wartime. He supports his case by covering 70 separate UFO incidents seen over the battle field, ranging from ancient times to modern day military incursions. These sightings are made by high ranking officials, soldiers, and news reporters. Maloney tries to answer the question as to why these visitors are interested in our wars. We will talk to Maloney about these incredible stories, his views on what the military knows, and is hiding, who these visitors are, and what they want.

Micah Hanks talks about his UFO research and journalism

Micah Hanks is a UFO and paranormal journalist and author. He blogs at his website, The Galien Report, and is author of the book Magic, Mysticism & the Molecule: The Search for Sentient Intellegence from Other Worlds. Still in his twenties, he is younger than your average UFO researcher. We will talk to him about the youth and how they interface differently with the UFO phenomena, and his views on the hot topics in UFO research. His unique and intellegent perspectives offer an insight into the future of Ufology.

Betty May Ockerl on UFOs over Wisconsin, The Mysterious Lindsey Lights

Betty May Ockerl is the author of the book, The Mysterious Lindsey Lights: One Family's True Encounters with Strange Lights in the Sky Near Lindsey, Wisconsin. Starting in 2004 Betty and her family began seing strange lights in the sky. The sightings continued, so Betty began documenting the sightings and researching the UFO phenomenon to find out more about them. She felt that the sightings were so mysterious and important that she decided to write a book about them, despite the ridcule she may face in her rural community. We will talk to Betty about the Lindsey sightings, her investigation, and the community's reaction to her book. To read more about her book visit the book's page on

Antonio Huneeus on UFOs and 2012

It is time to catch up with Open Minds writer, Antonio Huneeus. We talk about his recent stories regarding an ex-president of Mexico who had a UFO sightings, a nobel peace prize winner who wrote on UFOs, and his research into Mexico and their possible Mayan 2012 information.

Peter Robbins on alien abduction and Budd Hopkins

Peter Robbins has been an alien abduction researcher for decades. For years he worked very closely with Budd Hopkins, the man who brought this subject to the general public. We will be talking to Peter about Budd Hopkins and the beginning of alien abduction research.

UFO/Paranormal investigators Debbie Ziegelmeyer and Chuck Zukowski

Debbie Ziegelmeyer is the state director for MUFON in Missouri, and her brother, Chuck Zukowski, is a paranormal investigator and runs the website Chuck recently discovered that cattle mutilation cases he investigated, along with UFO sightings, seem to converge around the 37 degree latitude line in the US. Our recent Open Minds hotspot report found the same thing. Debbie has also been receiving a large amount of UFO sighting reports, many of which have made it into the news.

Stephen Bassett talks about the ET petition on the White House website

Stephen Bassett is a leading advocate for ending the 64-year government imposed truth embargo regarding an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race. He is a political activist, lobbyist, commentator, the executive director of Paradigm Research Group and the Extraterrestrial Phenomena Political Action Committee (X-PPAC) and executive producer of the annual X-Conference. His work has been covered extensively by national and international media. He recently opened an online petition on the White House's new "We the People" website, asking for the president to "formally acknowledge an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race."

Morgan Beall talks UFOs, MUFON, and the new UFO Connect iPhone app

Morgan Beall is MUFON's Director of Technology. He will let us in on the details of MUFON's mobile app that is just about to be released. Morgan is also the state section director for Southwest Florida and a STAR team member. He will share some of his more interesting cases with us. Morgan graduated from Frostburg State University in Maryland with a bachelor's degree in Earth Science in 2002 (geology, geography, natural sciences). He moved to Ft Myers in 2003 where he pursued a career in Environmental Consulting. His training to date involves many aspects of indoor air quality, Asbestos, Environmental Site Assessments, and Materials Testing.

Michael Horn debates Billy Meier's UFO encounters and predictions

Michael Horn is Billy Meier's official representative in America. Meier has been claimed to be in communications with extraterrestrial for decades, and has one of the most famous UFO photo collections of pictures he has taken himself. We recently questioned some of the circumstances surrounding the evidence in this case and Horn wants to rebut our Billy Meier show. We will debate our findings versus his and you can be the judge as to whether or not you feel this famous and controversial case is legitimate.

Stan and Lisa Romanek talk alien abductions

Stan Romanek says he has been abducted by aliens, harassed by the government and has experienced a myriad of various types of paranormal phenomena. I know it sounds far out, but I, Alejandro, have actually been there to experience some of this. We will interview Stan and his wife Lisa, to talk about some of the cases with great evidence, an upcoming documentary on his experiences, and what he thinks it all means.

**Our apologizes for the low video quality this week. We'll return in HD next week.**

Journalist Leslie Kean talks UFOs

Leslie Kean is the author of UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record, a book which includes written statements from five generals, a former governor, military UFO witnesses, and a forward by John Podesta, former Clinton White House Chief of Staff. The book has also been endorsed by famous Physicist Michio Kaku and the Chief Astronomer and Planetarium Director for the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Derrick Pitts. We will talk to Leslie about the recent History Channel special focused on her book, Pitts' recent endorsement, and controversy created by new information about a famous Belgian UFO photograph.


Reporter Lee Speigel talks UFOs
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Lee Speigel is a writer, reporter and media personality who has spent decades researching and presenting the world of unexplained phenomena and the paranormal to the public. Following seven years with ABC News, he has joined the popular Weird News team of AOL/Huffington Post. Lee is the former host of NBC Radio's "The Edge of Reality." Spanning eight years in the 1970s and 80s, Speigel produced, wrote and hosted nearly 1,500 programs on the unexplained for NBC Radio. He's also the only person to produce a presentation at the United Nations on the subject of UFOs. Lee Speigel is always on the lookout for unusual, out-of-this-world stories. Read more about Lee at:


Stanton Friedman vs. Dr. John Alexander
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Dr. John Alexander, a retired U.S. Army Colonel and a leading advocate for the development of non-lethal weapons faces Stanton Friedman, the original civilian investigator of the Roswell incident in this heated debate. Moderated by Danny Sheehan, this deliberation quickly became a hot ticket during the 2011 International UFO Congress.

Budd Hopkins Interview on Alien Abductions and other topics
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Exclusive Open Minds interview with Budd Hopkins by Maurizio Baita from Italy. Recorded in 1997 in San Marino.


Claude Swanson talks about science and UFOs
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Dr. Claude Swanson is a theoretical physicist who earned his degrees at MIT and Princeton. For many years he worked at high tech labs for large corporations and on US Defense projects. However, Dr. Swanson now focuses his efforts on the science of unconventional physics, such as those that relate to the UFO phenomena. He believes that there is a subtle energy some cultures have known about for many years, such as "chi" in China or "torsion" in Russia, which may be the key to understanding UFO propulsion, telepathy, healing and out of body experiences. He believes that when this energy is present, the laws of physics that the western world is familiar with are modified. He has written two books on the subject, and lectures throughout the country, including presenting at the Society for Scientific Exploration, of which he is a full member. Claude's website:


Clifford Mahooty talks about "star beings" and Kachinas
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Clifford Mahooty is a Zuni elder and member of the Kachina Society. He is now retired after working as a chief engineer for the Department of Interior. Clifford says that Native American elders have a lot of knowledge about "Star Beings" that they choose to keep to themselves. He feels that it is now time that the knowledge be shared with the public. Clifford has recently been featured on cable documentaries including the History channel's Ancient Aliens.


Norio Hayakawa discusses the work of the late Gabe Valdez
Uploaded by on 10 Aug 2011

Norio Hayakawa is the leading Dulce researcher, and is the one who got me in contact with New Mexico state police officer Gabe Valdez. Norio and I will discuss Valdez's life work and his recent passing, along with Norio's work on investigating the legend of the underground base near Dulce, New Mexico.


Gabe Valdez talks about cattle mutilations
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Gabe Valdez was a New Mexico state patrol officer assigned to areas plagued with cattle mutilations and UFO sightings. He investigated these mutilations and has come to some unique conclusions that he believes he has seen sufficient proof to support. Valdez also worked with Paul Bennewitz and retired Air Force Intelligence officer, Richard Doty, the two people who started the rumors that there was a joint Human-Alien secret base under the Archuleta Mesa just outside of Dulce, NM. We will get his take on this theory as well.


Jim Moroney talks about extraterrestrial encounters
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Jim Moroney has over 25 years of experience in UFO research and is an accomplished public speaker. A grounded highly proficient professional educator and international speaker, he has captivated audiences with his personal experiences and his insight into the UFO phenomenon. In 1987 Jim Moroney had an extraterrestrial encounter at a small lorry park just outside Manitoba, Canada. It changed his life forever. He now feels he has a special insight into why ETs are here and why they are abducting people. Jim is the full-time Executive Director for the Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association and instructs health and safety and occupational hygiene courses part-time at the University of Calgary.


Ted Peters discusses his survey that addresses religion and UFOs
Uploaded by on 19 Jul 2011

Ted Peters teaches systematic theology at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He also co-edits the journal, Theology and Science, at the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences. He has written a book titled, UFOs— GOD's Chariots? Flying Saucers in Politics. Science, and Religion, and developed the ETI Religious Crisis Survey in which he examined how people would react to the news of extraterrestrials visiting earth. His findings are very interesting. He also recently served as a consultant to NASA and SETI on the ethics of planetary protection.


Frank Kimbler reveals a Roswell UFO discovery
Uploaded by on 12 Jul 2011

Frank Kimbler works at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, where he teaches Earth Science at the High School level and Geology at the College Level. The Roswell UFO crash piqued his interest enough to look into it. He examined satellite images of the area where the strange debris was found in 1947 and found an area that looked promising. Upon examination of the area he found materials that he has since tested and all indications are that this material was not made on earth.


Roswell expert Tom Carey
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Tom Carey is part of the dynamic-duo, along with Don Schmitt, at the leading edge of the Roswell UFO crash research. The two have amassed a large amount of witnesses through the painstaking work of finding out who was where when, and the tracking the individuals or their family members down to find out if they have knowledge of the events and are willing to talk about it. Their years of work have been very fruitful, giving them great insight into what really happened in Roswell in July of 1947. Read more about him at:


Steve Volk talks about UFOs and the paranormal
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Steve Volk spent 15 years as an investigative journalist, writing long features covering courts, crime, cops and politics, before producing his first book, Fringe-ology: How I tried to explain away the unexplainable--and couldn't. This first book is his attempt to reconcile his down to earth occupation as a reporter with an old family ghost story he grew up with as a child. He also tackles UFOs, psychic abilities, near death experiences, and a number of other paranormal subjects. Read more about him at:


Grant Cameron talks about Spielberg, Reagan, and presidents on UFOs
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Grant Cameron is the founder of and is the leading authority when it comes to UFOs and the Presidents (even though he is Canadian). One of the stories he has been following closely is Steven Spielberg's relationships with the Presidents. We will talk about this and the late breaking news that Spielberg has confirmed that Ronald Reagan made a comment after watching the movie ET: The Extra-Terrestrial, that "everything on that screen is absolutely true." Spielberg thinks he was joking, but admits he is a "Ufologist".


Joseph McMoneagle talks about remote viewing and UFOs
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Joseph McMoneagle was involved in Remote Viewing experiments conducted by U.S. Army Intelligence and the Stanford Research Institute. He was one of the original officers recruited for the top-secret program now known as the Stargate Project. Along with Ingo Swann, McMoneagle is best known for the investigation of Remote Viewing and the use of paranormal abilities for military intelligence gathering. He also feels that it is one of the few tools available that might tell us something specific about our future interactions with Extra-Terrestrials, or the impact such contact might have within our sciences and society.

Nancy Talbott and Robbert Van den Broeke talk about crop circles
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Nancy Talbott of BLT Research, the premier scientific research group on crop circles, will be on again to talk about her latest findings. She has discovered scientific evidence of burning in a crop circle in Holland. We will also be joined by Robertt Van den Broeke from Holland. Nancy has been working with Robbert, documenting his amazing ability to predict crop circles formations, including several that have appeared recently. He also is associated with other phenomena, such as strange beings, animals, and people that appear in his photographs.

Whitley Strieber discusses mankind's fate
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Whitley Strieber is the internationally bestselling author of more than twenty novels and works of nonfiction, including Communion, his account of a close encounter of the third kind. He is also the author of The Wolfen, The Hunger, and The Coming Global Superstorm, all of which were made into feature films. On May 12, he releases his latest book, The Key, a true story about a man who visited him in the middle of the night in 1998 and imparted upon him extraordinary lessons in personal development and mankind's fate.


David Eckhart discusses alien encounters
Uploaded by on 10 May 2011

David Eckhart believes he is being visited by strange entities that fit the descriptions of commonly depicted extraterrestrial. He doesn't know where they come from but believes he has captured them on film and video. The television show Fact or Faked researched his case recently and walked away believing his story. Listen to his amazing experiences and judge for yourself.


Don Schmitt discusses the Roswell UFO Incident
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Don Schmitt is a preeminent UFO researcher. He has been working in this field for decades, including serving as a special investigator for J. Allen Hynek. He is one of the main researchers of the Roswell incident and continues to uncover evidence, and witnesses, all pointing to the crash of an extraterrestrial vehicle and possibly the recovery of a surviving occupant of that craft.

James Moseley talks about Saucer Smear
Uploaded by on 26 Apr 2011

James Moseley has been interested in UFOs since the beginning of the modern era of Ufology in 1947 when Kenneth Arnold had his highly publicized sighting. Since then he has been a controversial figure, often focusing on the personalities and conflicts in UFO research. Beginning in 1954 he published a magazine called Saucer News for many years. Currently he sends out a newsletter called Saucer Smear. He says Saucer Smear is a humor and UFO-gossip journal for the "hard core" flying saucer buffs. Moseley will be sharing with us his history and his views on the hot UFO topics over the years.

Greg Bishop talks about UFO disinformation
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Greg Bishop is a writer, radio host, editor of Excluded Middle Magazine, and much more. He writes about UFO on his website UFOmystic, and is author of the book, Project Beta: The story of Paul Bennewitz, National Security, and the Creation of a Modern UFO Myth. It seems that much of the modern mythology around UFOs comes from the mysterious relationship between Bennewitz, the Air Force, and the NSA in the late 70s and early 80's. We will get into the details about this incredible story of counterintelligence and disinformation.