(Spies, Lies and Polygraph Tape) — I can confirm at least one state secret that was revealed during the 1988 broadcast of the controversial Fox TV special “UFO Cover-up? Live!”
This real-life state secret appears ever so briefly in a chart of the alleged “secret government” said to control knowledge of extraterrestrial alien visitors to planet Earth.
For those who weren’t around at the time, or can’t recall the then highly publicized special, here’s how the program has been described at Wikipedia:
On October 14 1988, actor Mike Farrell hosted “U.S. UFO Cover-Up: Live!” a two-hour prime-time syndicated television special that was broadcast in North America (and elsewhere). [UFO researchers] William Moore and Jamie Shandera appeared (among many other guests) and discussed the acquisition of the [MJ-12 TOP SECRET/MAJIC] Majestic 12 documents, and introduced their sources FALCON and CONDOR, allegedly high-level government intelligence officials who were unofficial members of Moore’s AVIARY of government sources. Interviewed in shadow and with masked voices, FALCON and CONDOR disclosed information about the U.S. government’s involvement in UFOs and alien interaction, UFO crashes and occupant retrievals, and alien biology. This broadcast also included the first known mention of Area 51 on television.
For those who are too young, too old to remember, or simply were not interested at the time, “UFO Cover-up Live” was hyped as a major event, as told by this post from Alien Zoo:
Anticipation ran high. Promotions for the show were everywhere, as we waited to see the live [broadcast television] connection they promised with a prominent Soviet ufologist, who would announce on U.S. TV that Soviet scientists accepted the ET presence and that many UFOs are ETs interstellar vehicles. Mike Farrell was the master of ceremonies of the show that was produced by Tracy Torme. The cast was a showcase of many of the best-known faces in ufology at that time.
The most startling revelations involved U.S. government involvement with extraterrestrial biological entities known as EBE. I was initially interested because I had heard a similar story in 1983, from a gentleman I worked with in the private sector, who had recently left the U.S. Air Force.
[“UFO Cover-up? Live!” has been posted numerous times at YouTube]
As Alien Zoo explains:
Moore had “sensitive” videotape of FALCON and CONDOR’s testimony, which painted a picture of reality very much like [the wild stories about Area 51] Bob Lazar claimed. FALCON and CONDOR vouched for the fact that the government had secret dealings with ETs for decades, and that a living alien (EBE-1) communicated much information about interstellar travel and humankind’s history. Our “secret history,” according to EBE-1, included the fact that we are a species created by aliens via genetic manipulation of primitive hominids. It also included the notion that thousands of years ago, aliens “staged” religion as we know it, including the Biblical miracles, to manage and direct the development of our species. EBE-1, similar to what we think of as a grey alien, was said to have come from a star system known as Zeta-Reticula, a double star on a “trade route” with Earth.
During the various interviews a chart is very briefly displayed of the alleged secret government behind the “extraterrestrial cover-up.” That chart, displayed here, identifies a “parapsychology research unit” under the auspices of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).
In 1988, at the time of the broadcast, the existence of a real parapsychology unit — and in particular, the DIA management of the “weird” paranormal division of the Intelligence Community — was still classified as SECRET/NOFORN/WNINTEL, according to a FOIA CIA-released STAR GATE review of government parapsychology research dated May 10, 1995. This means that not only was the program closely held, the existence of the program was a secret not to be shared with foreign nationals (the NOFORN or no foreigners classification) and sensitive sources (presumably the psychic intelligence agents involved) were to be protected (WNINTEL, or warning notice, intelligence sources).
SECRET/NOFORN/WNINTEL means that the world-wide revelation of the existence of the DIA paranormal program in 1988 was a national security issue, that foreign nationals had been given this information during the broadcast, and sensitive sources and or methods of intelligence were potentially exposed, at least in part.
In other words, someone involved in the production of this 1988 program intended to reveal a secret to the whole nation and, of course, to all other nations interested in monitoring the program.
Thus, a meeting at CIA headquarters with Air Force officials discussing a polygraph test given to one of the two AVIARY sources, a man identified as a former Air Force intelligence officer named Richard C. Doty, makes more sense. Indeed, a few years following the revelation of the DIA paranormal program, which had also involved Los Alamos, the government handed control of the program over to the CIA, where it was subsequently terminated and partially declassified.
Among those said to have been involved in CIA’s takeover was an official named Ronald S. Pandolfi, who confirmed to me he had indeed been present at the above meeting. During the takeover of the program by CIA from the DIA one of our other sources, Dan Throop Smith, a friend of Pandolfi, claims to have attended meetings with a high-ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee. This same member of the committee was identified in declassified government records involving a review of the secret paranormal government program then known as STAR GATE.
In 2006, Pandolfi leaked a series of e-mails with another former CIA official in which the 1988 meeting at CIA is discussed. To date, only a handful of one side of that discussion has been published.
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