Galactic CointelPro

Galactic COINTELPRO consists of the covert, often illegal, projects aimed at surveilling, infiltrating, and discrediting UFO researchers and contactees.


To understand what galactic cointelpro is, we first need to understand what COINTEL Pro is.

COINTELPRO is an acronym for the FBI’s Counter Intelligence Program. It was launched in 1956 to monitor, infiltrate, manipulate, discredit and disrupt the activities of the Communist Party of the United States. In the 1960s, it was expanded to include a number of other social and political movements in the United States, such as the Ku Klux Klan, the Socialist Workers Party, and the Black Panther Party. Similar tactics are still being used against today’s generation of political activists.


GALACTIC COINTELPRO is a term coined by Michael Salla to describe the counterintelligence programs that target groups that are interested in an extraterrestrial presence. These groups include contactees, abductees, ufologist and exopoliticians.

In an article in the Exopolitics Journal,, Salla describes 3 stages in the historical evolution of Galactic Cointelpro:

  1. Stage one was the initial surveillance of contactees (in the 50s) by intelligence agencies that attempted to discern the scope and implications of human and extraterrestrial interaction.
  2. Stage two was the more active phase of debunking and discrediting contactees and their supporters.
  3. Finally, stage three was integrated into the FBI’s COINTELPRO which provided the necessary cover for comprehensively neutralizing any possible threat by contactees who might join other dissident groups for comprehensive policy changes.

It also became clear that the 'galactic' counterintelligence programs were not limited to the FBI. Evidence reveals the CIA, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) and the NSA all run similar programs.

To get an insight into how such counterintelligence program works, read, e.g., Glenn Greenwald, “How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations,” in The Intercept, 24 February 2014,