Now, it’s time for our strange search for the truth about what, precisely, government agencies know about the alien abduction phenomenon – and about the abductees, too – is at its end. Unless, that is, there is a big development in the subject. Thanks to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Acts of both the United States and the United Kingdom, we know with complete certainty that various military and intelligence agencies have opened secret files on countless people who have encountered otherworldly beings. The evidence, we know, dates back to the early 1950s. That was when the Federal Bureau of Investigation quietly opened files on numerous people in the Contactee field. They included George Adamski, George Van Tassel, Orfeo Angelucci, and Truman Bethurum. All of them – and many more too – came under the careful and secret scrutiny of J. Edgar Hoover’s G-Men. Of course, the Contactee experience didn’t involve people being abducted against their will. For the most part, the so-called Space-Brothers would invite amazed people onto their craft. Nevertheless, the phenomenon of the Contactees is an important part of the overall story which this book tells; chiefly because it demonstrates that the FBI was intrigued – and at times very concerned – by those who claimed face to face extraterrestrial-human interaction back in the fifties. But, then, with a new decade looming large on the horizon, something changed the nature of how and why aliens interact with us. It was nothing positive. It was all-things negative. For us, at least.