But back to Nick Redfern's continued investigation into apparent connections between Japanese Fugo ballon bombs, Unit 731 human experimentation, the Roswell crash and his recent discovery of a synchronisticly timed meeting of the IWG (Interagency Working Group) also known as The Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group (IWG):
According to the information in Stuart Miller's post below, Nick Redfern found online meeting minutes for this group's June 21st, 2005 meeting in which they specifically mention Unit 731. Apparently this meeting date is the same day Nick Redfern's book was launched. So is this all just the latest government disinformation ploy or are we really getting at the heart of this 1947 mystery? Read on to hear what Stuart Miller thinks of these issues.
Greg Boone said: I'd say this year in ufology was the year of the mind game. We win this one and the cloak of mystery will unravel faster than a cheap yarn sweater.
David Rudiak said: The Roswell "Bodysnatchers in the Desert" yarn this year may have been another of these psyops operations, as a number of us suspect.
Stuart Miller replied: Hello David,
You may be right, and Nick has consistently said that he can't rule out a disinfo element, but to put his own point back to you, why? Why stir up attention and debate on a case that from a research perspective had virtually died, that wasn't being actively discussed, and which irritates the crap out of most serious Ufologists? What's the point? Most people who have intelligently thought Roswell through had long ago come to the conclusion that they were never going to find out the truth and had put it to bed in their minds.
The dangers of bringing it up again on the other hand are obvious. Because of renewed interest, someone, somewhere, might just stumble on something.
Nick has actually just made an interesting discovery. He has come across this:
It is a record of an inter agency discussion earlier this year in which the subject of releasing documentation relating to the activities of Unit 731 was discussed. The chilling point to this is that this meeting took place on the exact same day of publication of "Bodysnatchers".
You have a number of choices with this information. You can take a pragmatic attitude and just accept that coincidences happen.
You can seize on it, as you might, and say it further confirms that "Bodysnatchers" is part of some disinfo campaign, but I would be interested in your line of thought and reasoning on this if that is the way you go. Because if this is some smooth operation, then this latest twist is a bit cack handed and rather obvious. Or, it's classic disinfo in the sense that the truth or the partial truth is released but mixed with a contentious point or two, in this case the coincidence of the dates, all designed to get us squabbling, as we are now.
Or, we can all stop being paranoid (to a degree at least - we don't want to give it up for good because it's rather enjoyable) and maybe accept that the U.S. government has finally decided in it's own way and without any fanfare to let us know what really happened, warts 'n all. After all, assuming the documents to be released are genuine, they are likely to further confirm, circumstantially at least, the authenticity of Nick's theories.
>Here's another possible one making the rounds right now:
>"Project Serpo The Zeta Reticuli Exchange Program"
To me, my dear friend Rick Doty might just as well have put his signature at the end of this piece. It's classic him and Robert Collins. The real interesting point is why it's resurfaced now? I have commented on this at my blog:
Perinatal and Birth Memory Hypotheses of Alien Abduction Phenomena
Alvin Lawson, "Perinatal Imagery in UFO Abduction Reports," Journal of Psychohistory, Fall, 1984, pp. 211-239
"A Testable Theory for UFO Abduction Reports: The Birth Memories Hypothesis," in Dennis Stillings, ed., Cyber-biological Studies of the Imaginal Component in the UFO Contact Experience (St. Paul, Minn., 1989)
See also a varient on this recent article:
Space Aliens: The 'Mother' Of All Hallucinations?
By Bill Christensen