In the decades I’ve been involved with UFOs I’ve always been on the lookout for scams and lies.
Often you’ll find wolves in the fold.
One thing about UFOlogy you’ll run into are people who’ve been in this field of research who are in it for the money, glory, publicity, disinformation, and sabotage.
Another thing about UFOlogists that gets me is that they had a tendency well up to a few years ago to send emails with race jokes in them. I get emails from soldiers, cops, gangsters, you name it, yet no group sends more ethnic jokes than the UFOlogists did. This disturbed me as had any other researcher or field of science had done so it would have been international news. It showed me that even though these people were looking for evidence of extraterrestrials it also showed me how far we had to go as a species to eradicate our own bigotries.
UFOlogy is a cautious game folks. It’s not for the weak-knee’d. Sometimes good researchers blow the smallest detail up into the most outrageous news story and at other times solid data, real good evidence goes unchecked or uncelebrated because that data and evidence goes in the face of conventional UFOlogy.
See, UFOlogy suffers from the same thing other sciences suffer from, it’s called PIG HEADEDNESS, aka stubborness, arrogance, egotism, and every other human foible regarding people who do too much pipe dreaming.
Scientists make their careers on being right. Even when they’re wrong far too many will defend and protect and manipulate data as they want to be right no matter how wrong. Example being some famous UFO cases that UFOlogists will scream up and down just had to be extraterrestrial in origin. No physical evidence just hearsay but it has to be extraterrestrial because ‘they’ can’t figure any other explanation. You come along with data to the contrary and these same UFOlogists who go to conventions where people wear Martian antennae and Mr. Spock ears, will call you ‘absurd’ or ‘crazy’.
Talk about the pot calling the kettle a name.
You’ve got to be on your toes in this field. There are really only a dozen or so professionals whose data I can trust. You have to look at how their data was gathered, how it is presented and their published conclusions. Often a new video or witness comes along and totally bs’s the entire UFO community. I’ve never trusted these same people even though they got major face time on tv and in documentaries. I got trained hard while covering UFOs for the old Parascope Magazine forum on America Online, I had 20 years experience in mainstream news prior to that. We had a staff of 75 people at Parascope ( the infamous “Grassy Knoll” chatroom ) covering many topics and UFOs were my beat. Try talking to a couple thousand people in a few hours every day for almst 7 years. It was brutal. My files are so large it’s taking years to go through them all. You have to be thorough and not jump to conclusions. Recently on YouTube a video from Haiti appeared. It was awesome but I didn’t buy it as authentic and went against the grain of the popular. Came to find out it was fake as I had assumed. Same a few years ago with a rumor about UFOs in the western classic “Rio Grande”. People swore there was a UFO in the movie. I did some simple detective work and sure enough there wasn’t, just reflections on wires in the background of the scene. I even got a chance to ask legendary star Maureen O’Hara, star of the movie along with John Wayne and she gave us info. Even several people on the set concurred. However just asking people was far too much for some sensationalists in the UFO community. There were actually scientists giving speed and azmuth etc. without doing something simple like asking people who were there and looking at the video via a high-definition screen. Using HD you can clearly see the wires.
I don’t make money on UFOs. It’s big business though. Ever since “Superman” hit the scene, aliens have been big business. When money gets involved you get shakey characters.
So if you delve into UFOlogy, do yourself a favor, never get too excited about data no matter where it comes from. Keep a cool head and catalogue your data and keep on researching. Every once and a while go over your data again for errors. You’ll peel away the lies and false data and uncover what’s what.
As far as the media goes, good luck. You’ll never get compliance by the mainstream media because the powers that be OWN the mainstream media. UFOs are the only subject that will get you into deep trouble. Why? Because it introduces themes, concepts, questions about how we humans govern and administer ourselves. Destroy deep imbedded beliefs no matter how absurd, and you venture into the sardonic of the status quo.
The internet? It’s a boon ( no pun intended ) and a boom. Some researchers have done a brilliant job of investingating UFOs. Others are guilty of perpetrating frauds that should have the law enforcement communities all over them. One thing of note regarding “messages” from aliens. You have several people claiming to have messages from aliens to tell us humans. Let me be blunt: bullshit. If an alien can solve the problems of interstellar travel having stage fright is not an indicator of their true intentions.
You have a message? Deliver it yourself, not through some scared housewives, injured civilians, or people who carve pyramid tattoos in their foreheads.
Just look at the web. I remember when way back when the internet was growing. We’d share UFO data amongst the best and brightest. People who were starting out in UFOlogy or even seasoned UFOLogists had no freaking clue as to what to do with the internet. We would show them how to build a website or how to send files etc.. Instead of providing solid data too many curtailed to sensationalism and snake oil. The ones that catered to media mediocrity got large websites slabbed over with advertisements and are now outrunning ex-wives and lawsuits.
UFOlogists who do the gritty work do need money. Many do this on their own dime with no funding, matching grants, donations. I’ve seen many die on the vine because of chasing too many wild geese or being swindled by lying witnesses or business partners.
Tread lightly here gang, whenever you have a mystery, there’ll be a con man not too far behind. Anyone who has watched an episode of the old “Scooby Doo” tv show knows that the monster is always Mr. Smith the groundskeeper or kindly old Mrs. Goober who would have gotten away with it had it not been for those pesky kids and that dog.
Want a good look at it? Go to a big UFO convention. If after 5 minutes you don’t want to call the bunko squad or a mental health specialist you’re in big trouble.
This doesn’t mean there’s nothing there to UFOs. There is or there wouldn’t be so much resistance from the authorities. The big question is to why the resistance? Simple: control and power. Doesn’t get more complicated than that.
Finally, don’t wait for disclosure from the U.S. Government. It’s not going to happen. Those of us who have been privvy to the real deal will just tell you simply that the world isn’t ready for it. Actually the world is ready for it, just people who are easy to frighten and those that control them aren’t.
Will we see a ‘sign’ over a big city regarding UFOs? Could be, stay tuned
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Recently Steven Spielberg made his own version of the film. It had state-of-the-art special effects but didn’t have the heart and soul of what made the original film so beloved a classic. Spielberg’s version got a little to psychological and spent too much time on family relationship problems. That’s why we go to the movies to get AWAY from such nonsense not to spend $10 to see it. It started out fine but after the initial attack it died on the vine.
It takes class acts to make a classic and the original is chock full of class before and behind the camera.
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