Yesterday I raised the philosophical speculation that if there are psychological operations connected to stories of the recovery of crashed UFOs, then the targets may not necessarily be human at all. This, as the careful reader will have surmised, contains two more implicit premises:

(1) That said governments had had at least some sort of "contact"; and

(2) that this contact was sustained over a long enough period of time to be able to build up a "psychological profile" of the ultimate target of the operation, and that the target indeed had enough similarity to humanity to be the target of such psychological techniques(which, of course, raises even thornier philosophical issues).

And finally, there is a third implicit premise:

(3) that normal human terrestrial channels would be sufficient to "reach" such a target audience. This last implies that the governments thus engaged in this putative activity would be unlikely to engage in such an operation through any channels accessible to the bulk of the population, or if they did, such an operation would have to be disguised in such a fashion that the bulk of the population was not aware of it.

Now I am going to propose another radical speculation, and, for me, it truly is radical and wildly speculative, since, as most people here know, I tend to be very skeptical towards the claims of ET presence(s). Let us suppose, however, that (1)above is true, and that there has been some sort of contact with one "ET" or "interdimensional" species, but no more. Suppose, moreover, that this contact convinced whatever human government as had it that this "ET" or "interdimensional" species was very advanced, technologically. Human governments would, I believe, be forced into a position to "bluff", not only about their technology, but about where they had acquired it.

They thus might be tempted to invent other "ET" races or "interdimensional species" and to credit them with equally advanced technology, which humans have either reverse engineered or acquired through other means (negotiation, theft, alliance, etc).

In short, once we entertain the subject of psychological operations in connection with UFOs, we are confronted with the same sorts of problems that, inevitably, professional military wargamers and scenario gamers would have to game out. Thus, we may not be looking at psychological operations narrowly confined to the subject of crashed UFOs, but also at psychological operations coupled directly to the "pantheon" of various "ET species."

Redfern has, as always, managed to raise very significant philosophical questions with respect to the UFO topic, and once again managed to point out just how important and significant the whole UFO problem really is even from a philosophical point of view, regardless of where one stands on the spectrum of "ET belief" to "ET skepticism.."

See you on the flip side.


Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Robert Barricklow on August 3, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    I frankly do not believe “they” would be interested in ‘government contact’.
    It would certainly be a sign of no intelligence(in any sense of the word).

    Therefore, if there has been contact, it has been though individual beings.

  2. Johnycomelately on July 31, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    If Mike Sparks is right about Ian Flemming ( aka James Bond) and the post war Nazi (black ops, CIA or Naval intelligence) secret operations actually existed, wouldn’t the psy ops be directed at them rather than ETs.

    Something along the lines of, guess what, we know what you have and we have it now as well?

    If the Nazi international believed in the ancient aliens hypothesis, calling them out by finding a ‘real’ artifact would certainly make sense.

  3. lee on July 31, 2012 at 9:58 am

    One day you will have to explain just why you are so against the ET theory.

    • LSM on August 1, 2012 at 5:30 am

      Hi lee,

      I cerainly cannot speak for Dr. Farrell but I just assume Dr. Farrell is too intelligent to let himself be somehow boxed into a corner- the field of Ufology is just, well, still too intangible for some if not most-

      many regards,


  4. markLouis on July 31, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Could be a mainstream example of a first world so-called “cargo cult” happening.

    The tribes of the south Pacific may have built airplane effigies out of wood and bamboo and such, but if they had said to a British traveler, “Yeah, we recovered this from a crashed French expedition” the Brit probably would just smile.

    Somehwere aliens may be reading “The Day After Roswell” and laughing their ass off.

  5. insane on July 31, 2012 at 5:24 am

    Dr. Farrell,

    Is there a way to republish “Yahweh The Two-Faced God” on amazon again?

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