Get Ready For The Mirage Men

MM-AD-336x280-preThe new movie Mirage Men‘s subtitle is: “How the US government created a myth that took over the world.” A promising topic for any disinfonaut, surely, but it really has some bona fides that make us recommend it to you.

Way back in the dark ages of the year 2,000 an insatiably curious and cool alternative journalist arrived in New York to cover an all-day marathon of counterculture called disinfo.con, featuring the likes of Robert Anton Wilson, Marilyn Manson, Grant Morrison and Kenneth Anger, among many, many others. His name was Mark Pilkington and he has gone on to write for numerous newspapers and magazines and has published several books including our own Far Out: 101 Strange Tales From Science’s Outer Edge. Mark’s been working on Mirage Men for years; nominally he’s the writer, but believe me he was an instrumental part of the team that made this film, and you should check it out.

Don’t just take our word for it, though:

“This is an incredible story about deception and tomfoolery in high places. The filmmakers have uncovered a tale that tells us that everything we thought we knew about UFOs is wrong. And the truth – the true truth – is much more interesting.”
– Jon Ronson – Author of The Psychopath Test, The Men Who Stare at Goats.

“Really original in the story it tells… Mirage Men presents an astonishing new perspective on the UFO mythology, and opens up the much wider question of how we know what we know about the world outside… a brilliant piece of work.”
– Adam Curtis – Director of The Power of Nightmares, The Century of the Self.

Mirage Men

Here’s the official synopsis:

How the US government created a myth that took over the world.

ET visitors… crashed UFOs… back-engineered alien technology… the government cover-up of a secret that would change the world as we know it…

These are the core elements of the modern UFO mythology, a story that has captivated farmers, princes and generals for generations, and shows no sign of loosening its grip on the popular imagination.

But what if, instead of covering up the UFO story, elements in the US military had actively encouraged it as part of their Cold War counterintelligence arsenal – manufacturing the myth of the UFO as a powerful weapon of mass deception and the perfect cover for all manner of clandestine technologies and operations.

Now, for the first time, some of those whose actions have directly shaped the UFO mythology, and some of their victims, tell their stories, revealing a surreal disturbing and sometimes tragic sequence of events that is part Manchurian Candidate and part Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Mirage Men draws viewers into a saucer-shaped hall of mirrors, a shadow-world where every lie contains elements of the truth, and the truth is far stranger than the UFO believers, or their detractors, would have you believe.

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  • BuzzCoastin

    I think the mirage of freedom & democracy
    is their greatest psyop creation
    butt I wish there were aliens with fly scaucers
    so they could help me gtf outta here

    • Craig Bickford

      Most definitely.

  • Daniel Gill

    My version of the events :

    U.S. military discovered and studied sorcery following the Vietnam war across Asia, parodied in the film Men Who Stare At Goats. To encounter the trans-natural is to become trans-natural. This investigation into sorcery required a vast ‘hive’ of human worshippers to power the sorcerers magic for remote viewing and psi espionage . In order to accomplish this , a media storm was created and the Christian cosmology was altered to make people more aware of what goes bump in the night. With a public tuned in to the paranormal it would be possible to manipulate that directed energy for reconnaissance purposes .

    Hien Van Nguyen’s Journey of a Healer: Mediums and Sorcerers of South Vietnam is like Shang Tsung in real life, if you want to know what the U.S. government wanted to know i think they wanted powers as reported in that book.

    • Guest

      As Walter Bowart, Jeff Wells, Jan Irvin and a few others have pointed out, UFO sightings, cattle mutilations, occult activity and MK_Ultra operations (pharmacological and electronic) all seems to have some very strange similarities and cross overs, and most likely allot of these phenomenon are the result of the very real and verifiable activities and technologies that the CIA and other intelligence services were and are playing with, in an attempt to control people’s minds. Some of it was probably about cold war spy crap, some about unwitting participants for Gladio style false flags and maybe even some of them were used as blackmail jail bait for black ops against politicians and celebrities. Evidence of this has been seen in France and the UK as well, though I would have to spend allot of time digging on the Rigorous Intuition blog to find those old posts. I think Mark Passio and a few others are correct in their assertions and rhetoric (and or experiential observations first hand as Mark Passio will explain) that dark occultists are using mystery tradition technologies against most everyone, whether it be to sell you shit you don’t really want on TV ads or to go out and die for oil in some hell hole. The details almost don’t matter at some point to me any more, what matters is the pattern that is emerging and the question of what we are willing to do about the psychopaths who are running our world.

    • Craig Bickford

      As Walter Bowart, Jeff Wells, Jan Irvin and a few others have pointed out, UFO sightings, cattle mutilations, occult activity and MK_Ultra operations (pharmacological and electronic) all seems to have some very strange similarities and cross overs, and most likely a lot of these phenomenon are the result of the very real and verifiable activities and technologies that the CIA and other intelligence services were and are playing with, in an attempt to control people’s minds. Some of it was probably about cold war spy crap, some about unwitting participants for Gladio style false flags and maybe even some of them were used as blackmail jail bait for black ops against politicians and celebrities. Evidence of this has been seen in France and the UK as well, though I would have to spend allot of time digging on the Rigorous Intuition blog to find those old posts. I think Mark Passio and a few others are correct in their assertions and rhetoric (experiential observations in Mark Passio case, as he was a member of the church of satan) that dark occultists are using mystery tradition technologies against most everyone, whether it be to sell you shit you don’t really want on TV ads or to go out and die for oil in some hell hole. The details almost don’t matter at some point to me any more, what matters is the pattern that is emerging and the question of what we are willing to do about the psychopaths who are running our world.

      • Craig Bickford

        I didn’t quite make my case correctly for some reason. What I was driving at was that these phenomenon, if man made by CIA interests, are probably covers for MK-ULTRA style operations and activities.

      • Daniel Gill

        Yeah that was their mistake imho was thinking that mystical states of awareness can be manipulated when in fact what happens is that they subvert and dismantle or diversify power structures in occult literally hidden ways through lineage. Controlling lineage is extremely important in for example Thai buddhism, or Japanese Shinto, the government is extremely concerned with shrines being answerable to the emperor , and so on. but these powers of noetic perception cannot obscure they can only reveal . so maybe these programs were closed from being drowned in the truth. there is nothing sinister about these powers they are means to personal freedom and liberation.

        The foregoing observations provide a compelling argument against continuation of the program within the intelligence community. Even though a statistically significant effect has been observed in the laboratory, it remains unclear whether the existence of a paranormal phenomenon, remote viewing, has been demonstrated. The laboratory studies do not provide evidence regarding the origins or nature of the phenomenon, assuming it exists, nor do they address an important methodological issue of inter-judge reliability.

        Further, even if it could be demonstrated unequivocally that a paranormal phenomenon occurs under the conditions present in the laboratory paradigm, these conditions have limited applicability and utility for intelligence gathering operations. For example, the nature of the remote viewing targets are vastly dissimilar, as are the specific tasks required of the remote viewers. Most importantly, the information provided by remote viewing is vague and ambiguous, making it difficult, if not impossible, for the technique to yield information of sufficient quality and accuracy of information for actionable intelligence. Thus, we conclude that continued use of remote viewing in intelligence gathering operations is not warranted.

        — Executive summary, “An Evaluation of Remote Viewing: Research and Applications”, American Institutes for Research, Sept. 29, 1995

        as I said, subversive, and they couldn’t control it.

      • Daniel Gill

        sorry what I mean is.. occult powers being hidden they are subversive it is slippery and elusive, it’s not something that can be directed , and to be used one must be in service to it with reverent respect . it would have been easy for those occult powers to backfire on intelligence services and reveal information to the enemy

  • Daniel Gill

    Just thought I’d spook you guys out with a bunch of hypothetical nonsense I really have no idea, but according to Jim Channon I think it had to do with following the Vietnam war and advances in cultural anthropology there was major discoveries made that could have application to the CIA intelligence gathering. but in oder to power it they needed to change the religious landscape

  • Daniel Gill

    http://youtu.be/M-BrOOLaCAk , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji-LqBskNyE , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQhPbfHUi1M ,

    Some popular films that are a good illustration of the trans-natural, and the awe , cowering, before the Holy .

    the Numinous as I said is something powerful, bigger than any of us, and cannot be manipulated

  • Daniel Gill

    Mystical states are used for reconciliation

    the government wanted to use it for belligerence

    that is why those programs were closed

  • Daniel Gill

    oh here’s a film about sorcerer buddhist thai monks that is less goofy and more serious than the Korean yoga horror movie (which is totally awesome and accurate to what yoga is really like) .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh6pDjqncQc

  • echar

    This looks interesting.

  • http://disinfo.com/ Majestic

    Test

  • Juan

    The book was a great read.
    Looking forward to the movie.

  • Cynthia Gurin

    Without having seen the film or reading the book, the lead up itself begins to smell of disinfo.

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