Subject: IUFO: The Controllers: A New Hypothesis Of Alien Abduction

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No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century,
that human affairs were being watched from the timeless worlds of space.
No one could have dreamed we were being scrutinized
as someone with a microscope studies creatures that swarm and multiply in
a drop of water.
Few men even considered the possibility of life on other planets.
And yet, across the gulf of space, minds immeasurably superior to ours,
regarded this earth with envious eyes,
and slowly and surely they drew their plans against us.
.:from "War of the Worlds" by HG Wells:.

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The Controllers: A New Hypothesis Of Alien Abduction
By Martin Cannon

I. Introduction

 One wag has dubbed the problem "Terra and the Pirates." The pirates,
ostensibly, are marauders from another solar system; their victims
include a growing number of troubled human beings who insist that they've
been shanghaied by these otherworldly visitors. An outlandish scenario --
yet through the works of such authors as Budd Hopkins[1] and Whitley
Strieber[2], the "alien abduction" syndrome has seized the public
imagination. Indeed, tales of UFO contact threaten to lapse into fashion-
ability, even though, as I have elsewhere noted[3], they may still
inflict a formidable social price upon the claimant. Some time ago, I
began to research these claims, concentrating my studies on the social
and political environment surrounding these events. As I studied, the
project grew and its scope widened. Indeed, I began to feel as though I'd
gone digging through familiar terrain only to unearth Gomorrah. These
excavations may have disgorged a solution.

                                  The Problem

 Among ufologists, the term "abduction" has come to refer to an
infinitely- confounding experience, or matrix of experiences, shared by a
dizzying number of individuals, who claim that travellers from the stars
have scooped them out of their beds, or snatched them from their cars,
and subjected them to interrogations, quasi-medical examinations, and
"instruction" periods. Usually, these sessions are said to occur within
alien spacecraft; frequently, the stories include terrifying details
reminiscent of the tortures inflicted in Germany's death camps. The
abductees often (though not always) lose all memory of these events; they
find themselves back in their cars or beds, unable to account for hours
of "missing time." Hypnosis, or some other trigger, can bring back these
haunted hours in an explosion of recollection -- and as the smoke clears,
an abductee will often spot a trail of similar experiences, stretching
all the way back to childhood. Perhaps the oddest fact of these odd
tales: Many abductees, for all their vividly-recollected agonies, claim
to love their alien tormentors. That's the word I've heard repeatedly:
love. Within the community of "scientific ufologists" -- those lonely,
all-too little-heard advocates of reasonable and open-minded debate on
matters saucerological -- these claims have elicited cautious interest
and a commend- able restraint from conclusion-hopping. Outside the higher
realms of scientific ufology, the situation is, alas, quite different. In
the popular press, in both the "straight" and sensationalist media,
within that journalistic realm where issues are defined and public
opinion solidified (despite a frequently superficial approach to matters
of evidence and investigation) abduction scenarios have elicited two
basic reactions: that of the Believer and the Skeptic. The Believers --
and here we should note that "Believers" and "abductees" are two groups
whose memberships overlap but are in no way congruent -- accept such
stories at face value. They accept, despite the seeming absurdity of
these tales, the internal contradictions, the askew logic of narrative
construction, the severe discontinuity of emotional response to the
actions described. The Believers believe, despite reports that their
beloved "space brothers" use vile and inhuman tactics of medical
examination -- senseless procedures most of us (and certainly the
vanguard of an advanced race) would be ashamed to inflict on an animal.
The Believers believe, despite the difficulty of reconciling these
unsettling tales with their own deliriums of benevolent off-worlders.
Occasionally, the rough notes of a rationalization are offered: "The
aliens don't know what they are doing," we hear; or "Some aliens are
bad." Yet the Believers confound their own reasoning when they insist on
ascribing the wisdom of the ages and the beneficence of the angels to
their beloved visitors. The aliens allegedly know enough about our
society to go about their business undetected by the local authorities
and the general public; they communicate with the abductees in human
tongue; they concern themselves with details of the percipients'
innermost lives -- yet they remain so ignorant of our culture as to be
unaware of the basic moral precepts concerning the dignity of the
individual and the right to self-determination. Such dichotomies don't
bother the Believers; they are the faithful, and faith is assumed to have
its mysteries. SANCTA SIMPLICITAS. Conversely, the Skeptics dismiss these
stories out of hand. They dismiss, despite the intriguing confirmatory
details: the multiple witness events, the physical traces left by the
ufonauts, the scars and implants left on the abductees. The skeptics
scoff, though the abductees tell stories similar in detail -- even
certain tiny details, not known to the general public. Philip Klass is a
debunker who, through his appearances on such television programs as NOVA
and NIGHTLINE, has been in a position to affect much of the public debate
on UFOs. In his interesting but poorly-documented work on abductions[4],
Klass claims that "abduction" is a psychological disease, spread by those
who write about it. This argument exactly resembles the professional
press-basher's frequent assertion that terrorism metastasizes through
media exposure. Yet for all the millions of words expectorated by
newsfolk on the subject of terrorism, terrorist actions remain quite
rare, as any statistician (though few politicians) will admit, and
verifiable linkage between crimes and their coverage remains to be found.
For that matter, there have been books -- bestsellers, even -- on
unicorns and gnomes. People who claim to see those creatures are few.
Abductees are plentiful. Both Believer and Skeptic, in my opinion, miss
the real story. Both make the same mistake: They connect the abduction
phenomenon to the forty-year history of UFO sightings, and they apply
their prejudices about the latter to the controversy about the former. At
first sight, the link seems natural. Shouldn't our thoughts about UFOs
color our thoughts about UFO abductions? NO. They may well be separate
issues. Or, rather, they are connected only in this: The myth of the UFO
has provided an effective cover story for an entirely different sort of
mystery. Remove yourself from the Believer/Skeptic dialectic, and you
will see the third alternative. As we examine this alternative, we will,
of necessity, stray far from the saucers. We must turn our face from the
paranormal and concentrate on the occult -- if, by "occult," we mean
SECRET. I posit that the abductees HAVE been abducted. Yet they are also
spewing fantasy -- or, more precisely, they have been given a set of lies
to repeat and believe. If my hypothesis proves true, then we must accept
the following: The kidnapping is real. The fear is real. The pain is
real. The instruction is real. But the little grey men from Zeti Reticuli
are NOT real; they are constructs, Halloween masks meant to disguise the
real faces of the con- trollers. The abductors may not be visitors from
Beyond; rather, they may be a symptom of the carcinoma which blackens our
body politic. The fault lies not in our stars, but in ourselves.

                                 The Hypothesis

 Substantial evidence exists linking members of this country's
intelligence community (including the Central Intelligence Agency, the
Defense Advanvced Research Projects Agency, and the Office of Naval
Intelligence) with the esoteric technology of MIND CONTROL. For decades,
"spy-chiatrists" working behind the scenes -- on college campuses, in
CIA-sponsored institutes, and (most heinously) in prisons -- have
experimented with the erasure of memory, hypnotic resistance to torture,
truth serums, post-hypnotic suggestion, rapid induction of hypnosis,
electronic stimulation of the brain, non-ionizing radiation, microwave
induction of intracerebral "voices," and a host of even more disturbing
technologies. Some of the projects exploring these areas were ARTICHOKE,
read nearly every available book on these projects, as well as the
relevant congressional testimony[5]. I have also spent much time in
university libraries researching relevant articles, contacting other
researchers (who have graciously allowed me access to their files), and
conducting interviews. Moreover, I traveled to Washington, DC to review
the files John Marks compiled when he wrote THE SEARCH FOR "THE
MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE"[6]. These files include some 20,000 pages of CIA
and Defense Department documents, interviews, scientific articles,
letters, etc. The views presented here are the result of extensive and
ongoing research. As a result of this research, I have come to the
following conclusions: 1. Although misleading (and occasionally perjured)
testimony before Congress indicated that the CIA's "brainwashing" efforts
met with little success[7], striking advances were, in fact, made in this
field. As CIA veteran Miles Copeland once admitted to a reporter, "The
congressional subcommittee which went into this sort of thing got only
the barest glimpse." [8] 2. Clandestine research into thought
manipulation has NOT stopped, despite CIA protestations that it no longer
sponsors such studies. Victor Marchetti, 14-year veteran of the CIA and
author of the renown expose, THE CIA AND THE CULT OF INTELLIGENCE,
confirmed in a 1977 interview that the mind control research continues,
and that CIA claims to the contrary are a "cover story."[9] 3. The
Central Intelligence Agency was not the only government agency involved
in this research[10]. Indeed, many branches of our government took part
in these studies -- including NASA, the Atomic Energy Commission, as well
as all branches of the Defense Department. To these conclusions I would
append the following -- NOT as firmly- established historical fact, but
as a working hypothesis and grounds for investigation: 4. The "UFO
abduction" phenomenon MIGHT be a continuation of clandestine mind control
operations. I recognize the difficulties this thesis might present to
those readers emotionally wedded to the extraterrestrial hypothesis, or
to those whose political WELTANSHAUUNG disallows any such suspicions.
Still, the open- minded student of abductions should consider the
possibilities. Certainly, we are not being narrow-minded if we ask
researchers to exhaust ALL terrestrial explanations before looking
heavenward. Granted, this particular explanation may, at first, seem as
bizarre as the phenomenon itself. But I invite the skeptical reader to
examine the work of George Estabrooks, a seminal theorist on the use of
hypnosis in warfare, and a veteran of Project MKULTRA. Estabrooks once
amused himself during a party by covertly hypnotizing two friends, who
were led to believe that the Prime Minister of England had just arrived;
Estabrooks' victims spent an hour conversing with, and even serving
drinks to, the esteemed visitor[11]. For ufologists, this incident raises
an inescapable question: If the Mesmeric arts can successfully evoke a
non-existent Prime Minister, why can't a represent- ative from the
Pleiades be similarly induced? But there is much more to the present day
technology of mind control than mere hypnosis -- and many good reasons to
suspect that UFO abduction accounts are an artifact of continuing
brainwashing/behavior modification experiments. Moreover, I intend to
demonstrate that, by using UFO mythology as a cover story, the
experimenters may have solved the major problem with the work conducted
in the 1950s -- "the disposal problem," i.e., the question of "What do we
do with the victims?" If, in these pages, I seem to stray from the
subject of the saucers, I plead for patience. Before I attempt to link
UFO abductions with mind control experiments, I must first show that this
technology EXISTS. Much of the forthcoming is an introduction to the
topic of mind control -- what it is, and how it works.

                               II. The Technology

                                A Brief Overview

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