Mirage Men: The Absurd Story of Richard Doty

Mirage Men is a documentary released in 2013 that tells the story of Richard Doty, a retired special agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI). Doty’s job with AFOSI was to be a full-time liar, spreading disinformation and causing mass confusion within the UFO community, ruining a few lives along the way. This is a factual case study of our own government systematically and blatantly lying to us regarding the UFO phenomenon. Furthermore, it explains the truth behind all the UFO sightings that have occurred in America since WW2, being that it was the UAV/drone program.


Mirage Men

The lengths to which the government went to perpetuate their lies is truly incredible. I never was a believer in UFOs or aliens having contact with Earth, but after seeing this documentary, I will now always question any statement made by our government about any topic. Mirage Men is proof that, any time it is in the government’s best interest, the government will lie to and misinform the American public. They truly do look at us as “sheep”.


Liar Liar

After various incidences such as Roswell, the CIA was facing huge public interest in flying saucers. So, they hired senior scientists to study the reports, and their conclusion was that there was nothing to the reports. The CIA used this conclusion to rationalize debunking the stories and carefully watching citizens who showed interest in UFOs. Richard Doty was a product of this strategy.


A Young and Frumpy Mr. Doty

In the late 70s/early 80s his job was to approach UFO witnesses as an agent of the government and persuade the citizen to cooperate and in return he would tell them “what the government really knows about UFOs”. The most famous victim of his was Paul Bennewitz.


Poor Paul Bennewitz

Bennewitz was a WW2 vet and electronics expert who was systematically driven insane, lost his business, and destroyed by the efforts of Richard Doty. He was able to see the Kirtland AF base from his home in Albuquerque New Mexico. Over time, he became concerned about what he was seeing at the base. Eventually, he called the base and alerted them to his observations and they connected him with Richard Doty. After meeting, Doty found that Bennewitz had gathered a great deal of accurate data. Doty said: “We had to decide what we were going to do then. Were we going to allow this to happen, or were we going to try to convince him otherwise.”


Ol’ Dirty Doty

After getting deeper and deeper into the lie, the AF invited Bennewitz to the base to give a presentation about the data he had been collecting. The highest ranking person in the room told him he had very convincing evidence. Bennewitz concluded the presentation by asking for a grant to investigate UFOs on the base and another grant to continue the contact he had with the aliens.


Unidentified Flying Objects

This “contact” he had with aliens was new news to the AF personnel and Doty. The explanation for this “contact” was that the National Security Administration (NSA) had an independent investigation into Bennewitz and was beaming messages to his antenna. The NSA even broke into Bennewitz’s house and replaced his computer with their computer that decoded their messages in the way they wanted them decoded.



Eventually the AF gave Bennewitz information that they found evidence of an alien base near Dulce, NM in Archuleta Mesa. So, Bennewitz started investigating the area and him and Doty even camped out there together a few times. He found much evidence in favor of aliens living there, however, Doty reveals that it was all props dumped there by the AF. So, Bennewitz wrote to various elected officials and TV stations with his findings and they all brushed him off. He couldn’t reconcile this, because one arm of the government was brushing him off, while another arm was leading him on.


Archuleta Mesa


Eventually Doty sat Bennewitz down and told him he needs to stop his investigations, and he’s gone as far as he can go. Bennewitz continued, and the AF/Doty ended their relationship with him. Soon after which, his family checked him in at a psychiatric facility, a sad end to the Paul Bennewitz story.


ET Phone Doty

The film also gives a two-fold explanation for the large amount of cattle mutilation cases from this time period. The direct reason for the mutilations was covert monitoring of the effects the early fracking program had on the ecosystem and the food chain. The government was killing cattle and removing their organs/lymphatic system to see if there was any toxins in their system related to fracking. The secondary use for the mutilations was that people like Doty who were spreading lies, used cattle mutilation as proof for aliens.


We Want Your Cattle’s Lymphatic System

Next, a few more interactions Doty had with other members of the UFO community are explained. More of the same lies and deception and making people look like fools. I honestly don’t know how this scumbag can sleep at night. The most interesting of these was the story of Project Serpo, which was sent by email anonymously to Victor Martinez, a UFO research with the UFO Threat List. Doty claims he didn’t send out the email but his IP address was attached to the emails. Project Serpo was the report of the US government’s “secret mission” in which 12 astronauts were sent to the alien planet Serpo 38.4 light years away. The mission supposedly took place between the years 1965-1978. It was the exact same situation that occurred in Close Encounters of the Third Kind by Spielberg.


Looks Like Someone’s Going To Have Trouble Walking Tomorrow

The end of the film shows Doty blowing some more smoke. He gives details on why he personally believes aliens are real. I don’t buy it. This guy is a liar and he I personally think he should be put in prison.


Thanks for reading! Let me know your thoughts in the comments, and remember not to trust the government!

9 thoughts on “Mirage Men: The Absurd Story of Richard Doty

  1. So, how exactly does “fracking” have any part of this story??? Your suggestion that Hydraulic Fracturing has some part in a devious government conspiracy is a irresponsible at best. The only possible earthly connection that can be made about cattle being vivisected for analysis for disease on Archuleta Mesa is the fact that a nuclear blast detonated there in 1967 as part of Project Gas Buggy. Gas Buggy was part of a larger US Government program called Plowshare, which was tasked with promoting the idiotic idea that there were potential peaceful uses for nuclear bombs.


    • In the doc Mirage Men, they say that the cattle mutilation was done to see if fracking was releasing toxins into the ecosystem. And the Air Force/others used the cattle mutilation as proof of UFOs/aliens, even though they were aware that other agencies of the government were behind it to test for toxins.

      So, I didn’t say fracking was a government conspiracy. As a matter of fact, I personally support fracking. What I was saying was that was the reason for the cattle mutilations and the government was not completely honest about the explanation for that. Instead allowing the UFO community to think it was proof of UFOs.


  2. Las conspiraciones nos sacan de la realidad y nos encadenan a la ficción.
    Todas las historias no son verdad. Los ovnis existen pero muchos investigadores lo unico que buscan es ganar dinero con sus libros.

    *Conspiracies take us out of reality and bind us to fiction.
    All stories are not true. UFOs exist but many researchers all they seek is to make money with their books.


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  8. Why would the government try to get us to not believe in aliens then create fake stuff to get us to believe in aliens, that makes no sense at all, another thing is I’ve been camping out in the hills of Washington state for 55 years and I’ve never seen anything I couldn’t identify, I think this flying saucer stuff is to hide our own human invented flying craft to keep it secret from other countries, this ufo stuff has been a government shell game from the start.


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