A UFO Digest Special Feature
The Great 2009 USAF UFO Dog Fight Begins!
The MJ-12 Saga Continues:
"Operation Bird Droppings"
(© Copyright 2009 Robert L. Hastings. All Rights Reserved)
Posted: 18:20 April 10, 2009
Disinformation Specialists Richard "Falcon" Doty and Robert "Condor" Collins are still leaving little presents all over the place for the uninformed and unsuspecting.
Watch where you step!
Jeez! It's not like I don't have other things to do. With the publication of my book UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites, and following my July 18, 2008 appearance on Larry King Live, I have received a number of intriguing and seemingly confirmatory leads from former or retired military personnel regarding the reality of UFO activity at nuclear weapons sites over the last six decades.
While I would much prefer following up on those apparently legitimate leads, I guess I am going to have to roll up my shirt sleeves and attempt to educate a few well-intentioned but way-too-gullible folks regarding the supposed validity of the MJ-12 "documents" and related disinformation which is still being spread around by Richard Doty and Robert Collins, sometimes in emails or online posts, but most egregiously in their co-authored book Exempt From Disclosure. The first version was published in 2005 and the second in 2008. The Introduction, in each edition, should have opened with these words: "First, before we begin, bend over!"
Ah well, I suppose it's time for me to counter-attack, before this crap-fest gains even more ground on the Internet and at UFO conventions. (Yes, I do understand that some folks in ufology and among the general public will not benefit from my informed input, preferring instead their own biases and strained theories about MJ-12. That's not my problem.)
An Early Exposé
Hmmm, where to begin?
I guess I should mention that my ground-breaking 1989 paper "The MJ-12 Affair: Facts, Questions, Comments" first brought to light UFO researcher Bill Moore's now-notorious, voluntary involvement in the disinformation and spying operation being run out of Kirtland AFB's Office of Special Investigations (OSI) in the 1980s. It is now online at:
The paper also revealed, for the first time, that Moore's allegedly high-level U.S. Air Force sources for UFO-related disinformation-whom he named "Falcon" and "Condor"-were in reality Sgt. Richard C. Doty and Capt. Robert M. Collins, respectively. While other diligent researchers, including Barry Greenwood and the late Bob Todd, had already developed circumstantial evidence that Doty was Falcon, I was able to divulge that Michael Seligman, the producer of the October 14, 1988 television program UFO Cover up? Live! (the ufological equivalent of Reefer Madness) had blurted out in a taped conversation with researcher Todd Zechel that the two leading UFO "experts" appearing in the program-back-lit and voice-altered to hide their identities and using the pseudonyms Falcon and Condor-were in fact Doty and Collins.
To this day, a disgraced Bill Moore continues to claim that "Falcon" is actually someone else-supposedly an Air Force colonel for whom Doty acted as an intermediary. Moore further claims that Doty only stood in for the colonel during the ridiculously bogus TV show, taking on the Falcon persona only temporarily. Condor/Collins now tells the same convoluted tale to anyone who will listen. The fact remains, however, that none of the original MJ-12 promoters-Moore, Doty, or Collins-has ever produced a shred of evidence for the colonel's existence. After 25 years, he remains the "man behind the curtain." (Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, Dorothy! He might be much, much less than he first appears to be.)
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