Here is a classic from the past, a very clever advertisement. It’s the AMOCO advertisement and the alien:
In November of 1988, AMOCO (THORNELL Advanced Aerospace Composites, Inc.) placed a full-page advertisement in Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine headlined “Technology so advanced it will help you answer some big questions.”
Strangely, this advertisement appeared on page 51….out of all the pages of that issue!
Across from the page was a full-page color photo of an alien head and shoulders with his four-fingered hand raised in a gesture of friendship.
Spokespersons for AMOCO said this is a photo of a ten-inch model.
The curious thing was that 1988 and 1989 may have been the beginning of some intentional disinformation campaign launched by the DOD/Aerospace Industry.
The basis for all this may have been the development of better stealth coating technologies than in the previous years, with the use of better composite materials.
It seems to me that the U.S. made certain that none of these technologies went into Russian or Chinese hands.
It’s quite possible that a “laughter curtain” was created linkng Area 51 to “aliens” and “alien technologies”.
In October of 1988, FOX-TV aired its “UFO Cover-Up Live” program (during which Area 51 was briefly mentioned for the first time).
According to Robbie Graham, “the stars of the show were William Moore and Jamie Shandera, who here introduced the world to their Aviary ‘informants,’ Falcon and Condor, who appeared in the show in silhouette and with their voices electronically distorted.
As if things weren’t mysterious enough already, the silhouetted ‘Falcon’ was not the real Falcon, but was, in fact, Richard Doty, who was standing in for his boss, Harry Rositzke.
It was later learned that Rositzke was sat in the studio audience all along, silently watching the whole thing unfold.
‘Condor’ would later be revealed to be former USAF Captain Robert Collins, who, like Doty, had also been stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base“.
“Between them, Moore, Shandera, ‘Falcon’ (Doty), and Condor discussed MJ-12, UFO crash retrievals (including Roswell), and the relationship between the US government and two Extraterrestrial Biological Entities or “EBEs,” dubbed EBE-1 and EBE-2, as well as alien biology and culture (including the EBEs’ love of strawberry ice cream and ancient Tibetan music!).
In its pop-cultural blink-and-you-miss-it debut, Area 51 was also fleetingly mentioned in text form.
This was no accident, as the following year Area 51 would serve as the focus of the next chapter of the secret keepers’ finely tailored overarching UFOlogical narrative.
UFO Cover Up Live served to crystalize and synthesize all elements of the emerging UFO ‘core story’ which had been sown into the UFO community by government spooks up to that point”.
In 1989 Bob Lazar suddenly appeared on the scene……probably just a coincidence!!
Or, was it?
Please also read:
AREA 51, A SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PHENOMENON, FAR REMOVED FROM REALITY
6 thoughts on “The AMOCO Alien, a classic from 1988 and the beginning of Area 51 disinformation campaign”
Of it could be a information program. There truthfully is no way of knowing since there aren’t any documents to view one way or the other.
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A comment from my former colleague, Steve Polydoros: “And when we called Bruno photography in New York they said it was a wax figure that was destroyed right after the photo was taken”.
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This is spot on. This is the first photo or drawing that is what they are. Not close, spot on.
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Thanks, Earl, for your comment.