|The Boyd Bushman case offers examples of how intelligence agencies might investigate people involved in wild stories of alleged aliens and UFO technology. These stories may become tools used in intelligence and counterintelligence operations to gain the trust of people issued security clearances. Beliefs in an extraterrestrial presence may then be cultivated and exploited in an effort to obtain classified information. It’s not hard to envision such scenarios might substantially disrupt the research process in ufology as well as the resulting beliefs in the public at large, even when that’s not an objective of the operation. Writer and researcher Nick Redfern recently gave his take on the Bushman case.||
By Jack Brewer
The late Boyd Bushman was issued a Top Secret security clearance in his role as a Senior Specialist at Lockheed Martin, a major American aerospace and defense company. He publicly discussed extreme ET-related beliefs, including describing networking with allegedly like-minded global associates. They supposedly shared his concerns that the U.S. government possessed smoking gun alien tech that should be open to the masses.
His employer, LM, apparently thought otherwise, and informed the FBI in the 1990’s it was concerned Bushman was the subject of “an ongoing attempt to elicit LM proprietary or USG classified information.” FBI records on Bushman, available at The Black Vault, indicate at least one of his associates was found to have “a history of allegations of misconduct, violations of security and classified information handling procedures, and suspicious contacts with foreign nationals.” All of this involved a person “suspected of inappropriately releasing information.”