Hal Puthoff joined SRI in 1971 as a specialist in laser physics.
circa 1972 Hubbard was hired by Willis Harman, then director of theEducational Policy Research Center at SRI to be a special investigative agent, earning $100 a day. Officially he was a security guard, although his actual duties included spying on the drug culture, which Hubbard, a political conservative, disdained. He stayed at SRI until the late 1970’s. (Lee and Schlain, pg 198-9)
According to Jack Sarfatti, a “very, very sophisticated and successful covert psychological warfare operation run by the late Brendan O Regan of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and the late Harold Chipman who was the CIA station chief responsible for all mind-control research in the Bay Area in the 70’s.”
Bolivia – After half a decade of CIA-inspired political turmoil, a CIA-backed military coup overthrows the leftist President Juan Torres. In the next two years, dictator Hugo Banzer will have over 2,000 political opponents arrested without trial, then tortured, raped and executed.
Haiti – “Papa Doc” Duvalier dies, leaving his 19-year old son “Baby Doc” Duvalier the dictator of Haiti. His son continues his bloody reign with full knowledge of the CIA.
Dr. Claude Poher: “Taking into account the facts that we have gathered from the observers and from the location of their observations, we concluded that there generally can be said to be a material phenomenon behind the observations. In 60% of the cases reported here, the description of this phenomenon is apparently one of a flying machine whose origin, modes of lifting and/or propulsion are totally outside our knowledge. ” From a report on UFOs for French officials.
“The phenomenon seems to be real… The general coherence of sighting reports worldwide should not leave researchers indifferent. One does not conceive objective arguments to justify an attitude that would avoid at all cost these observations… The risk is, at worst, to confirm the existence of unknown vehicles appearing erratically into our atmosphere – a hypothesis that seems to explain nearly all reported aspects of the phenomenon and could be linked to the current (1970) exobiology branch of space research.”
“Given the volume of the objects described in the observations… I can affirm that our futuristic space generators are far from being able to produce the amount of energy seen by the UFO witnesses. The light power seen is probably the tip of the iceberg, because no thermodynamic system can produce energy without dissipating a part of it. The megawatts of observed light are most likely the energy ‘leak’ from the energy conversion system used by the flying object, which means that the useful energy produced is much greater than what is seen.” 1971 Statistical Study prepared for the CNES and French officials.
Burglars broke into the FBI Field Office at Media, Pennsylvania and escaped with a thousand documents. This exposed the FBI’s massive surveillance of blacks, students, radicals, and various other groups. The word “Cointelpro” entered society.