As anyone who has visited our main facility knows, Alien Abductions, Incorporated allocates a significant portion of our available financial and human resources to to the maintenance and enhancement of our Ufology and Para-abductology library.
Some of our clients are surprised by this: to an individual seeking only a simple Abduction Experience™ scenario implantation, the time and money that we spend acquiring, archiving, and analyzing documents such as this 1952 USAF/Intelligence document on the “Flying Saucers Problem” or this 1949 OSI memo on UFO observation distribution patterns may seem ill spent.
In fact, this investment is what allows AAI to hold its leadership position in the field. It ensures that our scenario designers have all the information required to build a consistent, convincing scenario at their fingertips; it keeps our research staff in constant communication with independent researchers and government officials, keeping us abreast of every development as it occurs; and it allows us to actively contribute to the collaborative environment that has long characterized work in para-abductology and related disciplines.
Consider this: month after month “UFO” appears at the top of the list of the most frequently searched terms on the CIA’s Freedom of Information Act Web page. Putting aside the fact that the Central Intelligence Agency is not most appropriate starting point for this sort of research, it is clear there is very significant public interest in this area, and we consider it critical that the public have access to both the primary source information and informed, insightful analysis. Hence our focus on developing our library.
While you will hear more on Galactic preschool theory in coming months from sources better informed than I, also note that we will soon be taking full advantage of the tools of the Internet age: as evidenced by the “hyperlinks” that have been added above, Alien Abductions, Incorporated will be digitizing much of our library in order to provide the public with simple, Internet-based access to this essential body of documents.
I look forward to the perspectives and insights that are sure to follow as we join together to push the work forward.
Hamilton J. Symmes
In coming months I will be writing occasional entries for this Web log covering our research, as well as analysis of relevant or interesting current news items as they occur. I hope that you will find them both interesting and useful as a basis for your own work.
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CIA “Brainwashing” Report Gaining Popularity
As the Director of Para-Abductalogical Research for Alien Abductions, Incorporated, I am always interested in methods though which information relevant to my chosen field of study becomes incorporated into mainstream culture.
During the 1990s, the combination of improved information access via networked computing systems (electronic bulletin boards, Gopher, the World Wide Web, and so on) and a notable shift in worldwide cultural perspectives that merits a full essay of its own at a later time (that shift being most immediately evident to the layperson in such popular culture phenomena as the television show The X-Files) led to an broad upswing in the availability of primary source materials relating to the systems underlying human belief structures.
In that vein, it is interesting to note that a CIA report on “brainwashing” has again gained popularity on the Internet. While this ca. 1960 document is no longer of any significant research value to AAI (it has been studied extensively by our research team over the course of five years), and we have reason to believe that it may actually have been part of a disinformation campaign at the time of its release, it nevertheless represents an interesting window into the United States’ government interests during a formative period for current approaches to managing moderated consciousness.
In coming months I will be writing occasional entries in this Web log covering our research, as well as analysis of relevant or interesting current news items as they occur. I hope that you will find them both interesting and useful as a basis for your own work.