“Flying Saucer” files among leaked Snowden documents

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden released a file containing slides of a “flying saucer”

By Staff Writer

(INTELLIHUB) — A large number of classified images created by British spy agency GCHQ – Government Communications Headquarters, was recently released by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.  Among those images, some of the most interesting are those depicting UFO’s.  The pictures do seem to be fairly dated, but they give us a glimpse into how serious of an issue UFO’s are for intelligence agencies.

Nigel Watson, author of the Haynes UFO Investigations Manual says that “The main evidence for the cover-up of UFO reports and manipulation of UFO beliefs, as revealed by the documents released by Edward Snowden, is contained in a Powerpoint presentation called, ‘The Art of Deception: Training for a New Generation of Online Covert Operations’. 

“This was produced by the GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters), British secret intelligence agency and features fifty slides related to using the internet for psychological operations (psy-ops).It was produced by a unit called the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG) for presentations to the US, National Security Agency (NSA) and other agencies.” 

Watson says that the slides show that governments fear the power of belief in UFOs, and want to manipulate this for their own ends.

“Government agencies are still aware of the power of the belief in UFOs, and that they are willing to use the Internet to exploit these beliefs,” says Watson. “Such deception can be used as a means of covering-up more mundane terrestrial activities (like the testing of secret aircraft or military exercises) or to undermine the credibility of ufologists.”

“The overall point of the presentation is to discuss how the Internet and modern media can be used to discredit people and to spread deception. Unfortunately, there is no explanatory text with the UFO pictures, so we can only speculate about what point they were being used to make.” he added.

Just a few weeks after Snowden’s first document dump, there were many unsubstantiated claims online that UFO information was included in those documents.  However, months later the slides are finally being released publicly and discussed in the mainstream media.