‘UFO’ sightings a mirage created by Air Force, ‘UFO fanatics’ have been duped?by Cherlyn Gardner Strong on Sep. 16, 2010, under UFOs
In interesting interview posted by U.S. News & World Report, author Mark Pilkington asserts that UFOs were created by the Air Force to keep aircraft projects secret. This is not a new assertion by any means. It is just one that has resurfaced in a new book. It is an assertion that is called “a persuasive case” by the interviewer.
Plinkington is a British journalist and filmmaker who weighs in on his view of UFOs as a cover for Cold War military projects.
In a discussion regarding his book, Mirage Men: An Adventure into Paranoia, Espionage, Psychological Warfare and UFOs, Plinkington covers everything from the Washington Flap of 1952 to “UFO fanatics” being duped.
The article is an interesting read for skeptics, conspiracy theorists, and “UFO fanatics” alike. Enjoy!
The Truth Behind UFO Sightings and the U.S. Air Force
‘Mirage Men’ author Mark Pilkington discusses how the military used UFO stories to keep aircraft projects secret
Are UFOs a mirage, conjured up by the Air Force to obscure classified flight projects? In part, argues Mark Pilkington, a British journalist and filmmaker who writes about society’s oddities. In Mirage Men: An Adventure into Paranoia, Espionage, Psychological Warfare, and UFOs, he makes a persuasive case that much UFO-logy canon was started or encouraged by the government trying to conceal Cold War military projects. He recently chatted with U.S. News about the origins and effects of UFO mythology around the world.