A document among the trove leaked by Edward Snowden contains slides showing images of flying saucer
A mysterious set of slides showing alien spacecraft have cropped up amid the trove of documents released by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden – and ignited a frenzy of debate among internet UFO fans.
The set of slides are part of a Powerpoint presentation created by British spy agency GCHQ – Government Communications Headquarters – and, among 50 uncaptioned images are three which seem to show flying saucers.
Alien-hunters and UFOlogists are now poring over the images – although one of the ‘UFOs’ has been dismissed as an “out of focus picture of a seagull having a poo.”
Nigel Watson, author of the Haynes UFO Investigations Manual says that while the slides may not be evidence of alien invaders, they are the next best thing for conspiracy theorists – evidence of government mind control. The document offers guidelines for spies on how to spread lies on the internet.
Watson says, “The main evidence for the cover-up of UFO reports and manipulation of UFO beliefs, as revealed by the documents released by Edward Snowden, is contained in a Powerpoint presentation called, ‘The Art of Deception: Training for a New Generation of Online Covert Operations’.
“This was produced by the GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters), British secret intelligence agency and features fifty slides related to using the internet for psychological operations (psy-ops).It was produced by a unit called the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG) for presentations to the US, National Security Agency (NSA) and other agencies.”
Watson says that the slides show that, far from having captured aliens or dissected them, governments fear the power of belief in UFOs – and want to manipulate this for their own ends.
American journalist and author Glenn Greenwald wrote an essay relating to the documents, saying, that it showed governments were practicing techniques “to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets – and to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable.”
In the Fifties, the CIA feared that people who claimed to have contacted aliens would spread communist-like philosophy, Watson says – or that reports of sightings could be deliberately released to camouflage a nuclear missile attack.
What the new document proves is that governments are still aware of the power of UFOs as a tool for ‘controlling’ the public – and are ensuring they are ready to use this tool in the age of the internet.
“Government agencies are still aware of the power of the belief in UFOs, and that they are willing to use the Internet to exploit these beliefs,” says Watson. “Such deception can be used as a means of covering-up more mundane terrestrial activities (like the testing of secret aircraft or military exercises) or to undermine the credibility of ufologists.”
“The overall point of the presentation is to discuss how the Internet and modern media can be used to discredit people and to spread deception. Unfortunately, there is no explanatory text with the UFO pictures, so we can only speculate about what point they were being used to make.”
What is certain, though, Watson says, is that the document does not provide final proof that earth has been invaded, or even ‘buzzed’ by little green men in flying saucers – the pictures themselves are old, well-known, and widely believed to be fake.
“The presentation features three UFO pictures, on slides 35 to 37. The first is a black and white picture of a UFO over Redbud, Illinois, taken on 23 April 1950, the second a screenshot of a UFO video by Arturo Robles Gil filmed in Mexico and the third was taken on 01 August 2011 by a holidaymaker at Black Head, Trenarren near St. Austell, Cornwall,” Watson says.
” They have been explained respectively by skeptics as a hub cap thrown in the air, a deflated mylar balloon and an out-of-focus seagull taking a poo.”
The pictures are not convincing proof of the existence of UFOs, but they do indicate that Government agencies like this are aware of the power of UFO images especially today when such images can be easily produced and manipulated.
A massive alien spacecraft, around the size of the US state of Idaho, has been spotted near the sun by ufologists in recent NASA pictures. They say the object definitely has a structure.
The video released by Youtube user Streetcap1 shows the original NASA image of the sun captured by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) on July 15, 2015.
“This UFO is awesome! Every time I try to ask NASA about these UFOs on Twitter, they ignore me. They have never answered me and refuse to talk about these giant UFOs near our sun,” said a statement from the UFO Sightings Daily, a website devoted to possible UFO detections on or above our planet.
According to the website, whose slogan is “the truth is within our grasp” (echoing the X-Files’ “The Truth is Out There”), the alleged alien craft is about the size of Idaho (216,000 square kilometers).
UFO Sightings Daily cited an eyewitness who said the object, which is definitely not a space rock or a piece of space junk, “has structure and for NASA to dismiss it as nothing is an insult to people’s intelligence. If they post data then they must expect UFO hunters to find anomalies and share them.”
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Our planet seems to be a popular tourism destination for aliens, according to UFO Sightings Daily website. It has recorded about 113 alien faces on the earthand about 231 building on the moon. The site says it has the scoop on why UFOs create crop circles and how alien spaceships are sometimes captured on live TV.
NASA’s SOHO project is a collaboration between the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA. Launched in 1995, the project is designed to study the internal structure of the sun, its outer atmosphere and the origin of solar wind – the ionized gas that blows throughout the solar system. The project has become the number one comet finder, charting over 2,700 comets sightings since observations began.
A video posted to YouTube on June 21 – claiming to show three UFOs leaving the Earth’s atmosphere, and accusing NASA of deliberately cutting its feed from the Space Station – has been going viral.
The video, titled “UFO Mysteries: UFOs, Angels Or Biological Creatures Seen Leaving The Earth?” is said to be footage from the livestream of NASA’s International Space Station.
The footage of three lights, combined with the alleged suspicious timing of camera difficulties, has many declaring we now have “definitive proof” that aliens exist. Further, many claim it proves a government coverup of a mysterious alien species.
The truth, however, may be far less exciting.
In the YouTube video, a small speck of light can be seen rising from the atmosphere, followed by two more very small and faint lights, also rising away from the Earth.
The feed then cuts out, with the message: “Please stand by. The High Definition Earth Viewing experiment is either switching cameras, or we are experiencing a temporary loss of signal with the International Space Station.”
Now, these specks very well could be some alien visitors, just leaving dinner at Roswell, but there are also alternative explanations.
The light may have been satellites, space debris, a glitch, or even glimmers of sunlight. The ISS completes an orbit of Earth every 92.91 minutes and moves at 17,100 miles (27,600km) per hour, so it is not unlikely to run into any of these things.
While the ISS camera runs 24/7, it often cuts out or switches cameras, sometimes even temporarily shutting down the feed.
The new viral video surfaced approximately a week after UFO hunters claimed to find a pyramid on Mars, thus proving the planet was once inhabited. Scientists have scoffed at their claims, saying it is actually a rock that is roughly the size of a car.