Robert Goerman does a great review of my new book: Flying Saucers from the Kremlin: UFOs, Russian Meddling, Soviet Spies & Cold War Secrets.
Flying Saucers from the Kremlin: UFOs, Russian Meddling, Soviet Spies & Cold War Secrets
by Nick Redfern
Paperback: 242 pages
Publisher: Lisa Hagan Books (June 9, 2019)
Review by Robert A. Goerman
Some governments need enemies. There must be reasons for keeping vital secrets and building invincible armies. Enemies justify propaganda and deception. Nowhere was this more apparent than during the Cold War (1947-1991) between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Humanity feared extinction from nuclear war. American schoolchildren practiced surviving atomic weapons by diving under their desks in futile "Duck and Cover" drills. Many countries constructed fallout shelters. The antics of America's CIA and Russia's KGB mirrored Mad magazine's "Spy vs. Spy" comic strip created by cartoonist Antonio Prohías.
Rich and powerful men avoid losing wealth and influence.
Flying Saucers from the Kremlin documents whether the USSR used the mythos of "flying saucers" to further the communist agenda and provoke hysteria and paranoia in the western world. It also explores the countermeasures of the United States and its allies. But this book is not a skeptical look at the UFO mystery. Nick Redfern begins with an important disclaimer: "There are real UFOs and there are deliberately-crafted lies concerning UFOs."
Learning the cloak-and-dagger accounts in this book is important for readers eager to finally set the UFO record straight. Governments on both sides of this Cold War were not suppressing knowledge and evidence of extraterrestrial visits to Earth. These clandestine activities developed to perpetrate and prevent espionage and psychological warfare.
So-called "contactees" and flying saucer clubs were covertly scrutinized, infiltrated, and intimidated. Official records verifying these facts were not created as part of a disinformation culture by agents with the foresight to know that future citizens could examine classified materials using a Freedom of Information Act. Reports were composed to be pertinent to the attitudes, perceptions, and context of the relevant time periods. These documents are honest glimpses into our past.
It did not help that the "space people" loved communists and communism.
Have we been deliberately misled about many prominent UFO mysteries?
Nick Redfern is constantly blazing new trails to research. Flying Saucers from the Kremlin held my interest captive. Redfern is the hottest ticket in town.