“It was learned that the aliens had been and were then manipulating masses of people through secret societies, witchcraft, magic, the occult, and religion.”
- The Origin, Identity, and Purpose of MJ-12 by Milton William Cooper, 1989
I first heard Bill Cooper’s voice in 1994. The above quote, spoken by the controversial ufologist and whistleblower at a 1989 MUFON lecture, was used in a piece of music by the band Eat Static on a track called Abnormal Interference on their 1994 album Implant.
It was possibly the first time I’d heard it suggested that extraterrestrials would seek to influence human culture through the manipulation of people at such an all-encompassing level. It was Cooper’s claim that, not only did the US government know from very early on that extraterrestrial contact was going on, but it was interfering with society, and was outside of the ability of the government to control it. The tone implied that this was something to be afraid of.
It is of course possible for governments and other terrestrial organisations to utilise these same facets of human society for the perversion of reality and the manipulation of others. So, is there any evidence of this outside of unverified claims of alleged insiders? Where could we start our search for signs of it?
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