The Greatest Cover-Up/Public Relations Program Ever

Written by Jason Simpkins
Posted August 22, 2023

Last week, I had a really fun conversation on the Angel Research Podcast... 

But if you think that conversation was about stocks or bonds, you’re sorely mistaken. 

Instead, I digressed from more traditional investing-related topics (if you want those, check out my "5-in-5" video) to talk about something a little more out there…

That is, we talked about unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) and the possibility of extraterrestrial life forms.

For a long time, these topics have been relegated to the pages of tabloids, pulp fiction, and sci-fi. But more recently, they’ve gained more credibility and attention from the mainstream media — and for good reason. 

The discussion has been freshly stoked by newly declassified Pentagon reports, a blockbuster story in The New York Times, and, most recently, a government whistleblower who was called to testify before Congress in July.

All of those things have played a part in bringing this topic back out from the darkness and into the spotlight. 

And that last one, the testimony of whistleblower retired Maj. David Grusch, is the one I want to focus on today because what he said was largely viewed as something of a revelation… 

But in truth, it’s really something that’s already been asserted — or corroborated — by numerous other government officials. 

In fact, those who came before actually had more proximity to the incidents and programs that Grusch claims to only have secondhand or thirdhand knowledge of.

For example, back in 1997, Lt. Col. Philip Corso released a book about his experience as a high-ranking intelligence officer in the U.S. Army, in which he served from 1942–1963. 

Just to give you an idea of how big a deal Corso was:

  • He served in Army intelligence in Europe, where he became chief of the U.S. Counter Intelligence Corps in Rome and envoy to the pope (Paul VI). 
  • During the Korean War (1950–1953), he served under Gen. Douglas MacArthur as chief of the Special Projects branch of the Far East Command of the Intelligence Division.
  • He was on the staff of President Eisenhower's National Security Council for four years (1953–1957).
  • In 1961, he became chief of the Pentagon's Foreign Technology desk in Army Research and Development, working under Lt. Gen. Arthur Trudeau.

Amid that illustrious career, Corso also found himself on patrol at the Fort Riley Air Force base in Kansas in 1947. It’s there that Corso claims he first gained access to the alien wreckage recovered from Roswell, New Mexico.

But it wasn’t until 1961, while serving as the head of the Pentagon’s Foreign Technology Division, that he was asked to reverse-engineer technology from that crash site.

In that capacity, Corso introduced alien technology to military labs and civilian scientists, where it spurred numerous technological breakthroughs, including Kevlar, night vision, lasers, fiber optics, and computer chips. 

Additionally, Corso mentioned things like particle beams, electromagnetic propulsion systems, irradiated food, guidance systems, and anti-missile technology. 

In fact, Corso asserts that President Reagan’s signature missile defense project “Star Wars” wasn’t actually meant to defend against the Soviets at all but rather alien spacecraft.

As he put it in his book, The Day After Roswell:

The Cold War, while real enough and dangerous enough, was also a cover for us to develop a planetary tracking and defense system that looked into space as well as into the Soviets’ backyard. And the Soviets were doing the exact same thing we were, looking up at the same time they were looking down.

Indeed, in Corso’s telling, this was all a way of maintaining full deniability of UFOs/UAP while simultaneously preparing the public for disclosure by gradually desensitizing it.

The Pentagon effectively staged “both the greatest cover-up and greatest public relations program ever undertaken.”

And Corso took part in it for decades until he finally came clean at age 80 because… why not?

“At my age, what do I have to lose?” he said. “I have to want my grandchildren and my own to know because how long will I be around yet?”

So yes, what Maj. Grusch had to say was interesting but not unprecedented. 

And neither was what Corso said, for that matter. 

Lt. Col. Jesse Marcel who was the very first military officer to investigate the Roswell incident in 1947 also waited until after his retirement to claim a government cover-up and conspiracy.

In any case, we may never know whether or not these things truly happened.

But at least one part of Corso’s account is 100% verifiable. 

Military labs and their civilian partners are responsible for some of the world’s biggest and most profitable technological advances of the past 100 years. 

And that’s why I spend so much time investigating them for my premium investment service, Secret Stock Files

If you’re interested in learning about the most advanced tech projects in the world, regardless of their origin, check them out here.

Fight on,

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Jason Simpkins is Assistant Managing Editor of the Outsider Club and Investment Director of Wall Street's Proving Ground, a financial advisory focused on security companies and defense contractors. For more on Jason, check out his editor's page. 

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