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Dr. Leon Davidson provided a
paper in 1962 entitled An Open Letter to Saucer Researchers. Jim Moseley reprinted
that paper in 1967.
He anticipated Nick Redfern’s
ongoing theses that the U.S. Government and its military agencies were and are
behind flying saucer/UFO sightings.
And, for our purposes, he notes something about a Roswell
psy-op that appears in Scully’s book, Behind the Flying Saucers, about Aztec.
Here are the last two paragraphs
of the paper:
The man I feel sorriest for in
all of this is Major Keyhoe. He has
been ill-used by the CIA and is still being fed stories to relay to the
public. In Flying Saucers - Top Secret
pages 18-20, he thinks that he is telling a story of an actual interplanetary
saucer sighting when it is obvious that the case he describes is a "dress
rehearsal" of a psychological warfare gimmick which "simulates"
a flying saucer (to "scare" crews of enemy planes???).
The way in which (on pages 19
and 20) the crewmen were interviewed and made to write reports on what they
thought they saw and also shown photographs to match they had seen sounds just
like what the CIA would do in a "field test" of a new psychological
warfare gimmick. It is quite similar to
the test made in 1950 on college people as described on pages 5 and 6 of
Scully's saucer book.
The full paper may be found HERE
This shows me that the past can be
prologue and we should not be quick to eschew older flying saucer accounts or
writings about them.
We’ll come back to Dr. Davidson’s