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If You’re a Ufologist, There is Probably a File on You

Source: (https://bit.ly/3izJPrK)
In 1992, in a privately published paper titled: Have You Checked 
Your File Lately? the now late Robert Durant, who was a UFO
researcher and pilot, discussed the theme of an all-encompassing,
Government-sanctioned-and-controlled operation designed to
covertly monitor the activities of the public UFO research community:
“You, the reader, are among the approximately 4,000 Americans who
subscribe to ufological journals or newsletters, buy UFO books
through the mail, attend conferences, or spend time with others who
engage in such activities. Not a large group. We are only 3% of the
total number of citizens the government admits to watching with
intense care. A very easy group to track. Building your file is so
much easier than compiling one on a Russian spy or a Mafioso. There
is a file on you at the Internal Revenue Service, the Social Security
Administration, the driver’s license bureau of the state in which you
are licensed, the commercial credit card companies that do business
with your bank and your lenders, your doctor’s office, and so forth
and so on. Is it really unreasonable to suspect that a UFO file would
be created?” Durant’s words are still undeniably intriguing.
As for my words, I say that it’s very likely to have government
agencies and employees watching us – and in a  definitive
cloak-and-dagger style. I should stress, though, that most of the
people who were placed under surveillance (and who may very well
still be under surveillance) were watched not because of their UFO
beliefs – or of their claimed UFO experiences. The reasons – as
history has shown us very clearly – were for the politics of those
very same ufologists – and UFO witnesses too. For example, the
FBI’s file on the most famous of the so-called “Contactees” of the
1950s, George Adamski, ran to in excess of – wait for it – more than
three hundred pages (here’s an extract from that file) That may sound
impressive. I can tell you it’s not. The reason why Adamski was
watched so much by the U.S. government during the early Cold War
was because – while lecturing – he told his followers that communism
was a great thing, that the Russians were way ahead of the United
States, that we should embrace the Russian way of life, and that we
should…well, you’ve got the picture, right?
When told by his G-Men that Adamski was spreading communism,
Hoover flipped out and made sure that just about every lecture
Adamski ever gave onward was watched. And watched extremely
carefully. Hence the reason why there was such a thick file on
Adamski. Other Contactees were watched by the FBI. One was
George Van Tassel. He, too, had a file that exceeded 300-pages.
Altogether the number of Contactees (famous and obscure) who were
put under surveillance by the FBI was fifteen. Politics, and not
aliens, was what concerned the FBI. Moving on: in the early 1960s,
the U.K.’s “Special Branch” – an elite government agency investigated
another George. This one was George King, of the Aetherius Society.
King got into UFOs and politics. King was against “the bomb.” And
he didn’t mind sharing his thoughts in his lectures, either. The
result? I’ll tell you: U.K. Intelligence opened a file on King. Just
like Van Tassel and Adamski, the “King file” had nothing to do with
the UFO phenomenon, at all. But, it had everything to do with
politics. So, what does all of this mean? Well, I’ll tell you what it
means. Robert Durant was absolutely right when he said that there
were more than a few people in the field of Ufology who were being
watched – and being watched very closely. And, the agencies doing
the spying on the Contactees were the big ones, too: the FBI and the
CIA. Durant, however, had it wrong about the nature of why the
surveillance was going on. The spying on the field of Ufology was
because of politics, for the most part. File a request for the FBI’s
file on yourself. You might be surprised as to what it tells you 
and why.