UFO Imagery Found In Documents Leaked By Edward Snowden
Well, it has happened. After months of speculation and theorizing, UFO imagery has finally appeared among the official documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. The images come in the form of a series of PowerPoint slides created by the UK's intelligence agency, GCHQ. Out of 50 images in the presentation, 3 are of strange objects in the sky and one has already been written off as a blurry photo of a bird.
But, as interesting as the various UFO images are, it is the title of the presentation that has caught most people's attention. Entitled 'The Art of Deception: Training for a New Generation of Online Covert Operations', the existence of the presentation is, according to some commentators, clear proof that Governments are deliberately placing misleading information on the internet. Glenn Greenwald is one of those commentators and the author, who has reported in-depth on the Snowden documents, believes there is an obvious end-game to such a practice.
Greenwald believes that such information is being produced "to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets - and to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes that it deems desirable."
So while the UFO images will no doubt create a buzz among the UFO community, one should not get too carried away. The use of these images in a GCHQ presentation is by no means proof of alien visitation, so lets just forget that one right now. However, what these documents do lend credence to are claims that Governments may be actively interfering with Ufological discussions. Why they are doing it is quite another question.
Author Nigel Watson believes that officials are concerned more about the belief in UFO's than the actual objects themselves.
"Government agencies are still aware of the power of the belief in UFOs, and that they are willing to use the Internet to exploit these beliefs," said Watson. "Such deception can be used as a means of covering-up more mundane terrestrial activities (like testing of secret aircraft or military exercises) or to undermine the credibility of ufologists."
So, those looking to 'confirm' Government knowledge of alien visitation may be disappointed, because all these documents really do is confirm what most of us already knew....When it comes to UFO imagery and footage, one must be discerning in what they get excited about because hoaxers and antagonists are everywhere. What we didn't know was that some of these characters may be posting with a Government agenda!