Category Archives: Culture

Psiop Radio interview online

SMiles Lewis and Mack White of Psiop radio, veterans of the Austin, Texas underground comics and zine scene, have posted a recording of a two-hour interview/discussion we had in late November online – you can listen live or download it here.

Posted in Culture, History, Mirage Men Book | Leave a comment

‘UFO’ shot down over Israel

Jerusalem (CNN) — The Israeli Air Force shot down an unidentified flying object over the Dimona nuclear plant in the Negev Desert Thursday, the Israel Defense Forces said. The object appeared in a designated no-fly zone, the air force was … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, History | 8 Comments

Julian Assange on UFOs

In a live discussion with Guardian readers, beleaguered Wikileaks frontman Julian Assange had this to say on the subject of Wikileaks and UFOs, a subject that I’ve blogged about in the past: “Many weirdos email us about UFOs or how they discovered that they … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Deception, History, UFO | 8 Comments

Hitler learns the truth about UFOs

And, of course, he’s not too happy about it… Well, this had to happen, but it’s a fine commentary on the state of the UFO mythos and the desire to believe.

Posted in Culture, History | 1 Comment

Real UFOs: Mystery Missile?

Interesting to note the sober tone when the media, and the Pentagon, are confronted with a genuine UFO mystery. From the Guardian: The US defence department today said it was trying to determine whether a missile was launched yesterday off … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Technology, UFO | 3 Comments

RAND, Superstition and Psychological Warfare

‘What types of superstitious appeals will be best adapted to the various audiences to be propagandised?… A study of local supserstitions as relected in popular folk lore might be profitable in providing answers to these questions.’ When they weren’t designing … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Deception, History, Lore | 17 Comments

Duck! It’s the Discopter…

Alexanger Weygers (1901-1989) initially trained as an engineer in the Netherlands before moving to America in 1931, where he began to make a name for himself as a sculptor in California. In 1941 he joined the US Army and worked … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, History, Technology | 1 Comment

Our Space Age, 1967

Over at his excellent John Keel blog, Doug Skinner has posted a series of wonderful comics called Our Space Age. This one seems entirely appropriate to Mirage Men. Writes Doug: written by Otto Binder and illustrated by Carl Pfeufer, was distributed by … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, History, Lore | Leave a comment

Mirage Men control the horizontal…

A classic, not-a-little topical episode of Leslie Stevens’ The Outer Limits, originally broadcast on 30 September, 1963. The story closely echoes the plot of Bernard Newman’s The Flying Saucer, published in 1948 and discussed at some length in Mirage Men. Newman’s … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Deception, History, Mirage Men Book | 1 Comment

Mirage Men get Wired

Science and technology writer David Hambling interviewed me recently for… Mark Pilkington’s new book Mirage Men is a dizzying ride through a world of deception, manipulation and psychological warfare by intelligence agencies. Working in the field of UFO phenomena, … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Mirage Men Book | Leave a comment