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1968

Eldon Byrd Published a paper on the telemetry of brain waves in the “Proceedings” of the International Telemetering Conference, 1972. Byrd: Physical Scientist at the Naval Surface Weapons Center, White Oaks Laboratory, Silver Springs, Maryland (1968- unknown, at least 1981) Byrd describes his work with Naval Surface Weapons as “predicting what war will be like in the future.”

Dr. Gordon J. F. MacDonald, science advisor to President Lyndon Johnson, wrote, “Perturbation of the environment can produce changes in behavioural patterns.” He was referring to low frequency EM waves in the ionosphere affecting human brain wave patterns. (From his book,Unless Peace Comes, a Scientific Forecast of New Weapons, cited in “New World Order ELF Psychotronic Tyranny“, a paper by C. B. Baker.)

SPS: Solar Power Satellite Project

In 1968 the US military proposed Solar Powered Satellites in geostationary orbit some 40,000 km above the earth, which would intercept solar radiation using solar cells on satellites and transmit it via a microwave beam to receiving antennas, called rectennas, on earth. The US Congress mandated the Department of Energy and NASA to prepare an Environmental Impact Assessment on this project, to be completed by June 1980, and costing $25 Million. This project was designed to construct 60 Solar Powered Satellites over a thirty year period at a cost between $500 and $800 thousand million (in 1968 dollars), providing 100 percent of the US energy needs in the year 2025 at a cost of $3000 per kW. At that time, the project cost was two to three times larger than the whole Department of Energy budget, and the projected cost of the electricity was well above the cost of most conventional energy sources. The rectenna sites on earth were expected to take up to 145 square kilometers of land, and would preclude habitation by any humans, animals or even vegetation. Each Satellite was to be the size of Manhattan Island. [Sounds curiously like the HAARP array, yes?]

CIA experiments with the possibility of poisoning drinking water by injecting chemicals into the water supply of the FDA in Washington, D.C.

CIA continued its work on mind control. Dr. Robert Keefe, a neurosurgeon at Tulane University, conducted work in Electrical Stimulation of the Brain (ESB). The experiments involved implanting electrodes into the brain and body, with the result that the subjects’ memory, impulses, and feelings could all be controlled. ESB could also evoke hallucinations, fear, and pleasure. “It could literally manipulate the human will, at will,” said Keefe.

George Estabrooks, another scientist, stated to the Providence Evening Bulletin that the key to creating an effective spy or assassin is by creating a multiple personality with the aid of hypnosis, a procedure he described as “child’s play.” Estabrooks suggested that Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby could have been controlled in this manner.

Operation CHAOS – The CIA has been illegally spying on American citizens since 1959, but with Operation CHAOS, President Johnson dramatically boosts the effort. CIA agents go undercover as student radicals to spy on and disrupt campus organizations protesting the Vietnam War. They are searching for Russian instigators, which they never find. CHAOS will eventually spy on 7,000 individuals and 1,000 organizations.

Richard Nixon wins the Presidential Election. Nixon defeats Minnesota Senator Hubert H. Humphrey.

Former Alabama Governor George Wallace runs as a “third party” candidate for the Presidency on a “State’s Rights” platform that includes banning federally mandated forcible school desegregation (“Bussing”). Wallace will later survive an assassination attempt (severely crippled). Before the end of his life, Wallace will repent his racist views. He subsequently, in tears, will ask for and receive the forgiveness of many civil rights leaders.

*One of the most tragic years in American post Civil War politics. There are major riots and assassinations including, without limitation, presidential hopeful, Robert Kennedy and civil rights leader, Martin Luther King.

During the Democratic Party’s National Convention in Chicago, protesters and police clash in a violent series of televised riots.

Bolivia – A CIA-organized military operation captures legendary guerilla Che Guevara. The CIA wants to keep him alive for interrogation, but the Bolivian government executes him to prevent worldwide calls for clemency.

Dr. James E. McDonald – “The type of UFO reports that are most intriguing are close-range sightings of machine-like objects of unconventional nature and unconventional performance characteristics, seen at low altitudes, and sometimes even on the ground. The general public is entirely unaware of the large number of such reports that are coming from credible witnesses… When one starts searching for such cases, their number are quite astonishing. Also, such sightings appear to be occurring all over the globe.” “Symposium on Unidentified Flying Objects,” Hearings before the Committee on Science and Astronautics, U.S. House of Representatives, July 29, 1968.

“I have absolutely no idea where the UFO’s come from or how they are operated, but after ten years of research, I know they are something from outside our atmosphere.” Dr. McDonald was Senior Physicist at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics at the University of Arizona.

Lee Katchen: “UFO sightings are now so common, the military doesn’t have time to worry about them. . .when a UFO appears, they simply ignore it. . . Unconventional targets are ignored because apparently we are only interested in Russian targets, possibly enemy targets. Something that hovers in the air, then shoots off at 5,000 miles per hour, doesn’t interest us, because it can’t be the enemy. UFOs are picked up by ground and air radar, and they have been photographed by gun camera all along. There are so many UFOs in the sky that the Air Force has had to employ special radar networks to screen them out.” Katchen, NASA atmospheric physicist, in an announcement on June 7, 1968 in which he stated that he believed, based on his examination of 7,000 reports, that UFOs have an extraterrestrial origin.

Dr. Robert M. L. Baker, Jr. “The system is partially classified and, hence, I cannot go into great detail… Since this particular sensor system has been in operation, there have been a number of anomalistic alarms. Alarms that, as of this date, have not been explained on the basis of natural phenomena interference, equipment malfunction or inadequacy, or man-made space objects.” In 1968, he made this statement concerning the one U.S. radar system in operation at that time that, to his knowledge, exhibited sufficient continuous coverage to reveal UFOs operating above the earth’s atmosphere during 1968 Congressional Hearings. He has specialized in the study of motion pictures of UFOs and anomalistic radar images, and has concluded that two of the most famous UFO motion pictures, taken in the 1950s, cannot be explained in terms of conventional phenomena. Dr. Robert Baker was President of West Coast University; author of two astrodynamics textbooks; head of Lockheed’s Astrody

Robert F Kennedy U.S. Senator “As you may know, I am a card-carrying member of the Amalgamated Flying Saucers Association. Therefore, like many other people in our country I am interested in the phenomenon of flying saucers. It is a fascinating subject that has initiated both scientific fiction fantasies and serious scientific research. I watch with great interest all reports of unidentified flying objects, and I hope that some day we will know more about this intriguing subject. Dr. Harlow Shapley, the prominent astronomer, has stated that there is a probability that there is other life in the universe. I favor more research regarding this matter, and I hope that once and for all we can determine the true facts about flying saucers. Your magazine can stimulate much of the investigation and inquiry into this phenomenon through the publication of news and discussion of material. This can be of great help in paving the way to aknowledge of one of the fascinating subjects of our contemporary world.” In a letter to Gray Barker Publisher, Saucer News May 9, 1968.

Most UFO witnesses had stopped making public reports, thanks to Air Force ridicule. Blue Book went through the entire year with just three unidentified sightings.

“My own present opinion, based on two years of careful study, is that UFOs are probably extraterrestrial devices engaged in something that might very tentatively be termed ‘surveillance.’
– James McDonald, physicist, before Congress in July 1968

“If ‘they’ discover you, it is an old but hardly invalid rule of thumb, “they” are your technological superiors.”
-Lambrose D. Callihmahos. NSA analyst and author, 1968.

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