If you want the non-Rense version of the article, and you should, Rense is a horrible site for other reasons, it can be found at: http://www.metatech.org/ufo_research..._evidence.html
The 1997 article doesn't mention the recent cluster of deaths we discussed at Dept 47 awhile back. Perhaps Skep has that old thread archived?
The deaths are intriguing in some cases, quite mundane in others, but I'm not convinced of the government conspiracy accusations involving UFO researcher's deaths. That's part of popular culture but very few deaths due to medical causes are really that mysterious.
I don't believe the government is poisoning or irradiating Ufologists left and right any more than I believe they know the truth about UFO's and are refusing us the holy grail of disclosure.
I do believe the government has used people in MK Ultra experiments that led to LSD induced deaths during the Cold War, just as marching soldiers through radioactive H-Bomb test areas induced cancer years later. The evidence for that is quite available, but a deadly vendetta against Ufologists does not have that level of evidence. Keep in mind that we have reason to be paranoid, but not all paranoia is justified.
We must believe two impossible things if the ETH worldview involving murderous conspiracies is correct. The first is that the extremely powerful aliens (who can walk through walls) are inept enough to crash their saucers but still let us have their crashed saucers after wards. The second is that our government, so inept in nearly every other way, is powerful enough to maintain a decades old conspiracy while copying Murder Inc.
The whole X-Files style alien coverup and invasion just doesn't make sense. The only cluster of deaths that is interesting is that of the Marconi scientists over such a short period. That should be investigated.
My suspicion is that the deaths, especially the suicides, and other too young deaths with no cause attributed (like Mac Tonnies recently) are not conspiracy related but preternatural.
John A. Keel advised parents to not let their teens get involved in investigating UFO's. Like other occult phenomena, it opens percipients up to forces which are even more antagonistic to humanity than the reported EBE grey and reptilians. Investigators eventually become percipients and experience things that they can't account for.
Paranormal activity occurs in the wake of UFO sightings and investigations. I'm not even certain that skeptics are immune to the effects. I'd say the only protection is strong religious faith, and I'd still like to see studies of whether prayers in other religions end abduction experiences.