For decades, the U.S. Air Force has been the target of derision for being the alleged mastermind behind the infamous UFO coverup, now almost a century old. Over the years, hundreds, if not thousands of witnesses and former officers, have come forward to point an accusatory finger at the military air service branch for obfuscating the truth about extraterrestrial landings and crashes. However, for a brief time in the early seventies, the USAF contemplated the idea of acclimating the public to the possibility of alien visitation from other worlds by using one of the most effective mediums of propaganda ever created: the film industry.
In 1973, Robert Emenegger, a Los Angeles filmmaker, producer, and composer, was chosen by the USAF to produce a series of films depicting extraordinary evidence of the extraterrestrial presence on our planet. Mr. Emenegger, who at the time never gave the idea of UFOs a second thought, was flabbergasted when he learned via Paul Schartl, then commander-in-chief of the Special Investigations Division and the head of the intelligence department at Holloman Air Force Base, that UFOs and their occupants were very much real and in contact with us.