It’s a worthwhile addition to anyone’s UFO book collection, but don’t expect a compelling read.
The Halt Perspective is like a 770-page scrapbook of factoids, letters, reports, transcriptions, old news articles, photos and illustrations, but nonetheless a worthwhile reference book for those of us who are obsessed with the confounding, latter-day saga of unexplained aerial phenomena that began roughly 70 years ago.
The review includes a “deconstructing commentary,” which proposes some plausible explanations as to:
Why the events at Rendlesham Forest were almost certainly not ET.
How Sgt. Penniston’s story smacks of classic disinformation.
How that creepy winking eye in the forest was probably a 3-D holographic display, psyops to confuse and distract the military officers.
And the likelihood that the UFOs were above-top-secret U.S. surveillance platforms based on electric-field propulsion technology.
“Similarly, Mr Robinson believes that ‘the governments may want us to believe that what we are seeing in the sky is alien, and it’s not.’ … It was this so-called black budget that was allegedly used to pay for the stealth jets that sparked a huge alien conspiracy in the 1950s.
No … ya think?
But not “stealth jets” … rather … field propulsion …
The whole MJ-12 saga is fascinating, and definitely worth further examination.
My feeling is that it was likely a real panel of experts led by Vannevar Bush, but its role had nothing do to with space aliens. Rather, its primary task was to keep UFOs hidden from the public because the phenomenon was largely the result of U.S. military innovation.
The Cold War catalyzed levels of subterfuge and deception never before instituted in peacetime American society.
Later, MJ-12 was hijacked by disinformation specialists, who rightly saw it as a propaganda goldmine. They created fake documents linking MJ-12 to aliens and anonymously delivered them to a prominent ufologist …
The purpose: to reinforce the association of UFOs to the lunatic fringe, thereby marginalizing the subject’s credibility … and the rest was faux history …