Otherworldly observations entwine with underworld fabrications in the world of UFO counterintelligence.
Paul Bennewitz used to enjoy the view from his desert home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. But when he began to see strange lights and reported them as UFOs to the US Air Force, his troubles began. Bennewitz claims to have come up against a bizarre U.S intelligence operation: a deliberate disinformation campaign which encouraged belief in UFOs to throw Russians off the scent of local defense development.
John Lundberg unveils an intricate web of postwar intrigue, a story that is both enjoyable and chilling in its details. At the heart of MIRAGE MEN lies Special Agent Richard Doty, whose reputation as a trickster and master manipulator are legendary. He admits to almost farcical levels of counterintelligence in the UFO community, in which he continues to stir the pot.