Mysterious slides that have recently surfaced showing supposed UFOs are said to be part of the government documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
According to reports, the slides come from a Powerpoint presentation by the British spy agency Government Communications Headquarters. Three of the pictures on the slides depict the alien spaceships, but analysts say that they’re most likely fake.
“The presentation features three UFO pictures, on slides 35 to 37,” explains Nigel Watson, author of Haynes UFO Investigations Manual. “The first is a black and white picture of a UFO over Redbud, Illinois, taken on 23 April 1950, the second a screenshot of a UFO video by Arturo Robles Gil filmed in Mexico and the third was taken on 01 August 2011 by a holidaymaker at Black Head, Trenarren near St. Austell, Cornwall. They have been explained respectively by skeptics as a hub cap thrown in the air, a deflated Mylar balloon and an out-of-focus seagull taking a poo.”
Watson goes on to explain why the GCHQ, saying that it could be proof of government attempt at mind control.
“The main evidence for the cover-up of UFO reports and manipulation of UFO beliefs, as revealed by the documents released by Edward Snowden, is contained in a Powerpoint presentation called, ‘The Art of Deception: Training for a New Generation of Online Covert Operations’. This was produced by the GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters), British secret intelligence agency and features fifty slides related to using the Internet for psychological operations (psy-ops). It was produced by a unit called the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG) for presentations to the US, National Security Agency (NSA) and other agencies.”
Watson says that governments know how UFOs can be used to control the minds of citizens, so the fact that Snowden leaked these slides could be a big blow to the agencies that use the presentation to train spies.
“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 the testing of secret aircraft or military exercises) or to undermine the credibility of ufologists. The overall point of the presentation is to discuss how the Internet and modern media can be used to discredit people and to spread deception. Unfortunately, there is no explanatory text with the UFO pictures, so we can only speculate about what point they were being used to make.”