A SLIDE apparently showing a UFO in Cornwall is part of the latest batch of government documents leaked by American National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden.
A Powerpoint presentation created by the British spy agency GCHQ includes three slides which purport to depict alien spaceships - but they’ve been dismissed by one UFO expert as fakes.
One of the three UFO pictures was supposedly taken by a holidaymaker at Black Head, Trenarren, near St Austell in August 2011.
The two other pictures were said to have been taken in the United States in 1950 and Mexico, but Plymouth based UFO expert Nigel Watson believes the document is proof of government attempts at mind control.
“The slides are part of guidelines for spies on how to spread misinformation via the internet,” Mr Watson, author of Haynes UFO Investigations Manual, said.
“They have been explained respectively by skeptics as a hub cap thrown in the air, a deflated Mylar balloon and an out-of-focus seagull taking a poo.”
“The main evidence for the cover-up of UFO reports and manipulation of UFO beliefs, as revealed by the documents released by Edward Snowden, is contained in a Powerpoint presentation called, The Art Of Deception: Training For A New Generation Of Online Covert Operations,” he said.
“This was produced by the GCHQ, British secret intelligence agency and features 50 slides related to using the internet for psychological operations.
“It was produced by a unit called the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG) for presentations to the US, National Security Agency (NSA) and other agencies.”
Mr Watson believes that governments know that supposed UFOs can be used to control the minds of citizens, so the fact that Snowden leaked the slides could be a big blow to the agencies that use the presentation to train spies.
“Government agencies are still aware of the power of the belief in UFOs, and that they are willing to use the internet to exploit these beliefs,” he said.
“Such deception can be used as a means of covering-up more mundane terrestrial activities - like the testing of secret aircraft or military exercises - or to undermine the credibility of ufologists.
“The overall point of the presentation is to discuss how the internet and modern media can be used to discredit people and to spread deception.
“Unfortunately, there is no explanatory text with the UFO pictures, so we can only speculate about what point they were being used to make.”