"Once more came that sinister, wide-ranged piping—"Tekeli-li! Tekeli-li!" At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft
Apollo 14 astronaut Dr Edgar Mitchell has been on Kerrang! Radio, of all places, talking about how Aliens have been visiting us here on Earth for 60 years, and governments have been covering it up.
"I happen to have been privileged enough to be in on the fact that we've been visited on this planet and the UFO phenomena is real,' said Dr Mitchell. "It's been well covered up by all our governments for the last 60 years or so, but slowly it's leaked out and some of us have been privileged to have been briefed on some of it. I've been in military and intelligence circles, who know that beneath the surface of what has been public knowledge, yes -we have been visited. Reading the papers recently, it's been happening quite a bit."
I was reminded at once of a passage I read the other night, in Robert Shea and Robert Anson Wilson's The Golden Apple (1975).
"The state is based on threat," Stella said simply. "If people aren't afraid of something, they'll realise they don't need that big government hand picking their pockets all the time. So, in case Russia and China collapse from internal dissension, or get into a private war and blow each other to hell, or suffer some unexpected natural calamity like a series of earthquakes, the saucer myth has been planted. if there are no earthly enemies to frighten the American people with, the saucer myth will immediately change. There will be 'evidence' that they came from Mars and are planning to invade and enslave us. Dig?"
It should also be noted that Dr Mitchel is a co-founder of The Institute of Noetic Sciences, "that conducts and sponsors leading-edge research into the potentials and powers of consciousness" - remote viewing, mind reading, etc., and is accused of being a CIA disinformation project.
Anyway. What do you think?