The official concern hidden within these "Real Life X-Files" appears to have been aimed at the dangers of a viral marketing scheme intended to elicit real classified information from past and present intelligence officers.
At the center of the latest controversy is an obscure book by former USAF intelligence officer Robert M. Collins.
Exempt from Disclosure revisits tales of conspiracy and intrigue that have been the mainstay of legends whispered within the USAF since at least the early 1980s, when I was first told by "Sarge" about Air Force involvement in an extraterrestrial affair.
Open-source materials published on line document the involvement of former senior intelligence persons in the search for the U.S. Government's role in alleged alien contact. One source, who remains active in government business, including a role as a CIA consultant and involvement with the Department of Homeland Security, confirmed knowledge of high-level rumors of extraterrestrial contact.
According to Exempt from Disclosure, beginning in 1986, researcher Bill Moore and Jaime Shandera, a TV producer, initiated meetings with interested parties including Ernie Kellerstrass of General Dynamics, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Rick Doty, a former USAF counter-intelligence officer who had been assigned to cold-war Eastern Europe, Dr. Hal Puthoff, a physicist with several government contracts on his resume, and the author, Captain Robert Collins.
The group was later joined by Dr. Christopher Kit Green, who had retired from a very senior position with CIA a few years earlier.
Bird names were assigned to conceal the identities of the various participants. The names stuck, and thus was born the AVIARY.
As the group continued to meet, strategies were discussed to propel a movement leading to government disclosure of the strangeness allegedly centered on bodies of dead aliens and recovered artifacts from alien spacecraft.
Collins writes, "Kit Green took center stage by proposing several lines of attack involving disclosure strategies."
Verbal shots were soon exchanged between a ranking Air Force Officer and a member of the AVIARY within the hallowed walls of secrecy in an office at CIA.
Twenty years later, the birds of a feather may no longer flock together, but the squawking never ceased, fueled by the emerging communication role of the Internet.
Some of the most revealing chatter allegedly took place over government channels, involving a different kind of disclosure altogether.
Last year, email messages were deliberately passed by a sitting Senior Intelligence Official (SIO) via his close contact in the civilian world, in full knowledge they would be handed to a foreign national of a friendly nation. Curiously the SIO previously suggested this same person might be an agent for the British Secret Intelligence Service, better known as the home of James Bond, or MI-6.
Rich with details, the information contained in the numerous messages includes a first-hand account of an AVIAN confrontation at CIA with officers from the USAF.
The dispute with the USAF officials, over their interpretation of a polygraph interview of one of their own counter-intelligence officers, was so heated that one USAF Official asked that the AVIARY member's security clearances "be revoked."
Apparently the USAF position interpreted the polygraph to indicate that their agent was lying.
Examination by the AVIARY expert had shown otherwise: there was no indication of confabulation on the part of the USAF agent. From the point of view of the AVIARY expert, the USAF officials appeared to be lying.
Curiously, the polygraph had nothing to do with UFOs, aliens, or any of the other weirdness that intrigued AVIARY members.
The incident was resurrected within the leaked messages, supported by a leaked audio recording of the Senior Intelligence Official about the existence of a government "UFO Working Group," and new intrigue suggestive of elicitation of intelligence using an Internet "viral marketing scheme" transmitted in the guise of UFO investigations. The worst case scenario under discussion included an assault by foreign intelligence agents against America's most sensitive institutions: a possible "false flag" operation conducted under the alias of phony DIA officials.
Messages deliberately leaked by the SIO include discussion of a search through DIA electronic databases for two names given to an AVIARY member. A search of DIA records failed to find the two individuals in question, but apparently elicited a strong reaction from one official at DIA, who reported that "nothing like that had ever happened to him after such a routine request in his over thirty years at DIA."
Ultimately it was concluded that "complete review of all databases indicates that there are no DIA employees with those names."
The motive behind the SIO release of the messages remains a mystery, although we note for the record we were asked not to reveal details as "methods are more important than sources."
The messages also confirmed a discussion with the FBI, as well as cooperation by two of the AVIAN birds with Internal Affairs and the Justice Department.
Lost among all of the latest spy games is the CORE STORY of extraterrestrial contact.
A recent public posting at the forum realityuncovered.net, made by one AVIAN, who currently has clients including the Department of Defense, the CIA, the DIA, the National Academy of Sciences, among others, clarifies some of the mystery:
We all agree that there is a Core Story. I was the one that originally reported on the 1986 Denny's [meeting] ... We agree on small, tiny, overlapping Core Elements for which we have sufficient data to believe ...It happened. Once or twice.