Monday, December 5, 2016

1989: When we "nerve gassed" aliens

Above is from a Google Image search. If this is your art and you want credit or have it taken down, please contact me.

This UFO story comes from Nick Redfern at Mysterious Universe.

Here is the full article but I just had to blog about it myself. I'll explain why in a moment.

Redfern, one of the best paranormal investigators out there, was recently asked what he thought was the most "over the top" UFO case he had ever encountered. He responded with a case that first began making the rounds in November of 1989. A document found its way to the hands of several researchers, including Leonard Stringfield, a man known for his investigations of alleged UFO crashes.  But this 1989 account was different than most.

As the story goes, Canadian Defense Department radars picked up an orb-shaped object moving at high speed over Ontario on November 14th, 1989. Once over the town of Carp, the object stopped and then abruptly plummeted to the ground. A joint Candadian-American strike team responded in the form of a flight of AH-64 helicopter gunships accompanied by UH-60 Blackhawks. The Apaches spotted the glowing orb in a swamp and immediately opened up with missile fire. The missiles were said to be tipped with VEXXON nerve gas. All 16 missiles detonated 10 meters downwind from the landed alien craft.

The Blackhawks landed and troops disgorged from them. They entered the UFO through a 7-meter high, oval-shaped portal. No resistance was encountered. Three beings were found at the controls of the craft, already dead. Here's how Redfern describes them: "Three reptilian, fetus-headed beings, were listed as CLASS 1 NTE’s (Non-Terrestrial Entities). Like others recovered in previous operations, they were muscular, grey-white skinned humanoids."

As is par for the course with these stories, the bodies were packed in ice and then later dissected while the UFO itself was recovered and reverse-engineered. The document describing the case said that the UFO was unlike any other previously recovered by authorities in that it was a warfighter. Additionally, plans were found in the craft that "zombies," humans given alien implants via abduction, would soon rise up and cause a war among humans, thus making us easily conquered.

Like Redfern says at the conclusion of the article, this is all a "steaming pile of you know what." There's nothing to it. No evidence. Still, it resonates with me.

For one thing, I remember hearing about it in the early 1990s. It was right around when I encountered the Dulce mythos for the first time and this case gripped me for many of the same reasons. Here was an account of U.S. military forces directly engaging the Greys and doing so with a fair amount of success. This would be indeed be impressive if true. Here the Greys are supposed to be an advanced race that can cross the gulf of space, but we can actually go toe-to-toe with them. We might stand a chance against them and get them to stop abducting us in the night for butt-tubings.

Plus as stories go, it's nice and pulpy. Apache gunships nerve gas aliens and then spec ops swarm in to mop up. It's like someone was playing X-COM UFO Defense before that game even arrived on the scene. Actually, dropping VEXXON gas on the Greys would make for a formidable defense if their nervous systems are as sensitive and advanced as alleged. But I digress...

The final reason this sticks out in my mind is that I'm pretty sure it was featured on the old TV series, Sightings. Part of this whole mess was a roll of 35mm film anonymously turned in to National Research Council of Canada, in Ottawa. The photos on the reel depict what looks like a landed UFO and also a grainy image of an alien holding a light.

Again, these images are from a Google Image search. I think the alien is from Pinterest. If you own these images and want them taken down, let me know.

I want to say this was a long-running story on Sightings, except I think it was a video. I could be wrong. I just remember a video very similar to the photo of the UFO. The blinking light at the top is particularly memorable, but I don't know if it was the same. Going to have to ask Armando about this.That Sightings video was from Canada too, I believe, and was eventually determined to be fraudulent.

Shocker. Because so is everything else about the Carp, Ontario case, whether it's the same one from Sightings or not. It didn't happen. It was even conjectured that the whole thing was created by government entities as disinformation.

Doesn't matter. Yes, I know how junk stories like these clog, clutter, and distract the field, making serious study all the more difficult. Those who make their living investigating UFO claims (and God love 'em for doing that) no doubt retch when they see such fantastic but baseless accounts. I don't blame them. At the same time, it was far-out claims that first brought me with wonderment to the subject of UFOs as a kid. Later, as I made my way through school and learned the ways of science, I knew to temper this wonderment with skeptical inquiry and evaluation of evidence. So these wild claims may serve as inspiration for others.

I just hope they follow through with that second part as well.

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