When Rick Doty, alleged to be a former USAF Counterintelligence officer, told Dr. Kit Green, a DIA TIGER Committee member, he had received classified information from current government officials, our investigation revealed a trail of spies, lies and polygraph tape. A progress report.
UPDATED FOR 2012
10 July 2012
Original date of publication 20 April 2007
(STARpod.org) — When an (alleged) former USAF Counterintelligence officer, Richard C. Doty, told Kit Green, a Defense Intelligence Agency TIGER Committee member, he had received classified information from current government officials, our investigation revealed a trail of spies, lies and polygraph tape.
In the United States of America, there is no statute of limitation for espionage, even if the source of the security breach remains embedded in a tale of other worlds.
At issue: Rumors passed among members of the intelligence community about the government’s “core story” of contact with intelligent beings not from this world.
Twenty years ago Howard Blum, author and former reporter for the New York Times, investigated clandestine government interest in the UFO phenomena, in his out-of-print book “Out There: The Government’s Secret Quest for Extraterrestrials.”
In 2006, STARstream Research picked up the trail left behind by Blum, when we networked with past and present day government intelligence officers and their associates in the private sector.
Blum tells the story of a U.S. Government Secret Working Group, tasked with examining the UFO enigma.
Since Blum’s book was published in the early 1990s, the automatic 25-year declassification rule has allowed Colonel John B. Alexander to come forward and confirm the existence of the once TOP SECRET “UFO Working Group.” The story of the UFO group is told in Alexander’s book “UFOs: Myths, Conspiracies, and Realities.”
In his book, Blum also confirmed something we were told by an associate of Senior Intelligence Official Dr. Ron Pandolfi: The CIA and other intelligence agencies that monitor foreign activities, may also turn their eye against citizens of the United States.
According to Blum, on page 166 of the paperback edition of “Out There,” “The ranking CIA representative to the Working Group … revealed that the agency could, after all, legally investigate (domestic) UFO sightings. He cited Executive Order 12333 … it had been determined, the CIA representative announced … that the Working Group’s purposes did not violate any of the presidential caveats.”
Executive Order 12333, Section 1.8, states that the Central Intelligence Agency, “without assuming or performing any internal security functions, [may] conduct counterintelligence activities within the United States in coordination with the FBI as required by procedures agreed upon by the Director of Central Intelligence and the Attorney General.”
In addition the CIA is allowed to “Protect the security of its installations, activities, information, property, and employees by appropriate means, including such investigations of applicants, employees, contractors, and other persons with similar associations with the CIA as are necessary,” and, “Conduct such administrative and technical support activities within and outside the United States as are necessary …”
Given the recent appearance of past and present CIA officers interacting with UFO enthusiasts over the Internet, we suspect that the truth is far stranger than the fictional tales that surround the UFO CORE STORY.
The next phase of our investigation may involve an increase in our involvement within the CORE STORY as new revelations may resuscitate old and mostly forgotten security arrangements.
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We are especially interested in any investigators in the UFO field bearing government titles. Since we released the “Exempt from Legal Recourse” series we have been contacted by government related persons. For example we recently received an email sourced from Department of Homeland Security / FEMA servers, although the individual in question declared a purely private interest in the UFO-phenomena. Since we had already been asked to tone down the information we were making public by Pandolfi, a CIA official based out of the Defense Intelligence Agency and reporting to the Officer of the Director of National Intelligence, we were more than a little curious. Thanks to reporters like Blum, their sources, and the Freedom of Information Act, there is solid documentation of methods used by intelligence officers in their contacts with the private sector.
We were first alerted to the interest of certain intelligence officials when we received an email from Dan Smith in September 2000, filled with intriguing clues that suggested CIA involvement. Dan Smith is a private citizen, albeit one with family connections to high places, including his sister, a friend of Nancy Bush Ellis, President George W. Bush’s aunt.
Since August 2006, we have seen copies of email messages between Ron Pandolfi and his associates, where attention has been focused on allegations of phony email messages that appeared to originate from high-ranking intelligence officials. Speculations abound about who might be behind the hoaxing of email messages that appear to originate from government servers, and their motives. Unofficial rumors and reports of possible suspects and suspicious activities have been exchanged, but the true nature of the “core story” remains unknown, or so we are led to believe.
According to Pandolfi, an investigation was intimated as coming from his office in order to provoke a response from former intelligence officer Rick Doty. Doty is a notorious alleged hoaxer of UFO tales. Other unnamed sources have confirmed that the FBI was notified of the unusual email activity.
A story in The Washington Times quoted Joel Brenner, head of the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive, “You can’t leave the counterintelligence to the fanatics and paranoiacs.”
A debate volleying about UFO Internet forums involves the state of mind of Dan Smith, and the nature of his relationship with past and present intelligence officials. Mr. Smith often posts outrageous claims about the so-called ‘visitor’ phenomena of otherworldly intelligent interference in human affairs, a topic that surreptitiously slides across the boundaries of science and religion. Mr. Smith also refers to government officials and intimates that he is a proxy for their efforts towards disclosure of the reality of the UFO phenomena. Officials have confirmed their association with Mr. Smith, but quickly deny any official interest or support of Mr. Smith’s activities.
The very public fiasco surrounding Mr. Smith, in the context of Joel Brenner’s statement, leaves a gray smudge where investigators have sought the truth behind the government’s involvement with paranormal and UFO phenomena. Based upon an initial examination of the quagmire of messages, claims, denials and counterclaims, as well as other undisclosed relationships and activities known to us, we intend to continue with our investigation.
Another issue of interest, an opinion passed to us by an undisclosed source involved the possible infiltration of “The Intelligence Business Community” into the UFO phenomenology network, a network with numerous nodes in the military industrial complex.
The current trend towards outsourcing intelligence requirements to the private sector might explain internationally famous psychic Uri Geller’s strange response to author Jon Ronson’s question about his past CIA sponsored activities. When asked about his intelligence connections, Uri told Ronson he was no longer able to discuss the subject. At the time of the Geller interview shortly after the 9/11 attacks, Ronson was unaware that the Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom was actively investigating the potential for using psychic vision to obtain intelligence.
We later learned that shortly after 9/11, Chris Robinson, a British psychic known to provide assistance to British law enforcement and intelligence services, was working with Tom Drake, who was a senior NSA official at the time.
If the American and British Intelligence Services are continuing to investigate and, perhaps, exploit psychics for the war on terror, another question comes to mind: Are foreign intelligence services, and in particular those cited by Joel Brenner, including Russia, China and Iran, using unconventional psychic collection techniques to enhance the “advanced surveillance and reconnoitering” that concerns counterintelligence chief Brenner and his staff?
Regardless of the veracity of paraphysical phenomena for intelligence collection, a serious problem for counterintelligence operations is dealing with the mixture of real nuts and bolts programs, some under government sponsorship and with military implications, and the strange world of phenomenology. Part of the problem comes from the incestuous relationship of past and present mind-altering and mind-influencing psychological operations and the hidden secret projects seeking to develop operational phenomenology.
A prime example is the cloudy relationship between the CIA’s MKULTRA programs involving the use of hallucinogenics like LSD, and the STAR GATE program. STAR GATE involved a series of projects controlled by the Defense Intelligence Agency, the USAF and others, but was handed off to the CIA for review and declassification. Although STAR GATE programs were eventually operated under careful government guidelines involving ‘human use’ in research, the programs trace their ancestral parentage to secret activities decades before the program was terminated in the mid-1990’s, when STAR GATE was officially revealed to the public.
Former Director of Central Intelligence Richard Helms was clearly interested in the potential of the human mind in the cold war battle against a perceived Soviet adversary already known to have spent large sums of money in a disreputable search for psychic warriors. According to an email obtained by STARstream Research and sourced from an associate of Richard Helms, the former Director of Intelligence confirmed knowledge of the existence of the “core story,” adding something to the effect of, “You do not have need to know and neither do I.”
We received direct testimony from Ron Pandolfi that high ranking officials were falsely implicated in the UFO-related emails that were designed to appear to have originated from government servers. We could easily interpret such a statement as counterintelligence intended to move our investigation and the public spotlight away from the individuals in question.
The fall guy in this affair has been identified as Rick Doty, allegedly a former AFOSI counterintelligence agent, now working with New Mexico law enforcement. Sources tell us the FBI has been put on notice, but nothing substantial has been revealed regarding any official Federal inquiry.
There is another small problem yet to be rectified. Someone told a former high ranking CIA analyst that Caryn Anscomb, one of our contributing writers, was working for the British Secret Intelligence Service, aka MI6. We were informed that communication of this rumor was directed at Rick Doty, who was alleged to be the source of the email forgeries.
Pandolfi denies any involvement in requesting that this story be passed to Rick Doty, but we have email from another Pandolfi associate that appears to contradict this denial. Instead of offering an explanation for why this information was deliberately passed on, we were told that the writer in question had been reported to have been observed by a neutral third party at a facility in London frequented by MI6 officers. Perhaps that was sufficient to put the writer on a “watch list.” The truth is we simply don’t know enough of the dynamics behind this situation to offer an opinion.
Pandolfi did confirm consulting with our source Dan T. Smith, telling him our contributing writer had asked questions he felt were inappropriate during an informal meeting last year.
We have failed to conclude anything of substance from the various reports, beyond noting the inconsistency in the individual reports coming from our sources involved with the government.
The 2010 publication of British author Mark Pilkington’s book “Mirage Men” adds new depth to the situation surrounding former CIA man Kit Green and Rick Doty.
“Much as we liked Rick,” writes Pilkington, “it was getting more difficult for us to defend his role in what was fast becoming known as the SERPO hoax. Fresh heat was being directed his way, and now we were being caught in its path. Intelligence players on the UFO scene were accusing Rick of acting illegally by taking us on to Kirtland Air Force Base. In reality there was nothing illegal about the act, unless I was a foreign agent — and somebody was still doing their best to paint me as one, and so cause trouble for Rick … Kit [Green] is also a close and long-standing friend of Rick Doty, who he talked about with unguarded warmth and respect, though he was forced to admit that sometimes Rick’s actions could be both puzzling and frustrating.”
The STARstream Research special investigation remains ongoing.
Copyright © 2012 by Gary S. Bekkum for STARstream Research. All rights reserved. Original version copyright © 2007 by Gary S. Bekkum.