Friday, April 15, 2011

Much ado about nothing

Last night, ace UFO researcher Richard Dolan was on Coast-to-Coast AM.  Good thing, too.
There's been a fair amount of news lately about documents released by the FBI on their public website, "The Vault."  Allegedly, these papers reveal that an alien spacecraft did crash in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947 and that the bodies of the crew were indeed recovered.  In addition to this strong assertion, there are likewise files on other notable UFO cases.  Thankfully, Dolan was able to point out that none of this is really new.
Because it isn't.  Noted UFO researcher Bruce Maccabee first looked at the former mentioned FBI memo back in the 1970s, obtaining it through FOIA.  In other words, this document that has been making news has been readily available to the public for about 30 years.  Plus, it appears not to refer to Roswell, but rather another supposed UFO crash in Aztec, New Mexico in 1948.  Most critical of all, there is significant doubt as to the authenticity of the document itself.  For more discussion around that, please see Dolan's After Disclosure site.  It's worth your time to do so.

This is why I'm no longer excited by seeing UFO-related news headlines.  If it's a video or a photo, it can be easily faked by today's software.  If it's a supposed "disclosure document" or other so-called "smoking gun," it's likely to have been passionately pounced upon by a denizen of Above Top (not that I have anything at all against that site) before being properly vetted and authenticated.  Don't get me wrong, I believe that there are ample amounts of government documents that point towards the cover-up of alien visitation.  Those documents have been obtained and thoroughly investigated by men such as Timothy Good, Stanton Friedman, and of course, Richard Dolan.  In the end, it will be these folks who provide the smoking gun.  They have already, if you ask me.  And in the end, it will be these folks who will are vindicated for all of their hard work.

Related, Dolan put forth an interesting theory during his C2C interview.  He postulates that there could be an entire "breakaway civilization" of shadowy, government operatives who utilize advanced technology to live off-world or deep underground.  In fact, Whitley Strieber offered that Gary McKinnon, the British hacker who broke into Defense Department computers in search of UFO evidence, is said to have seen entire lists of military personnel that are currently living on other planets.  Allegations of this sort have been around for a while (see the ending of Close Encounters of the Third Kind), but they seem to be moving from whispered lore towards something perhaps provable.  Time will tell.

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