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Monday, June 26, 2017

Ufological Obstacles

Ufological Obstacles
By Alfred Lehmberg

Summary: Is Ufology impeded? It doesn't seem to go anywhere. I mean... it's been stuck in neutral for the last fifty years for all the valiant attempts to steer it into the mainstream. What keeps ufology in a giggle-factor limbo? What banishes it to the realm of tabloid magazines?


Is Ufology impeded? It doesn't seem to go anywhere. 

I mean... it's been stuck in neutral for the last fifty years for every valiant attempt to steer it into the mainstream. The late Stanton Friedman, Richard Dolan, Robert Hastings, Jeremy Vaeni, The late Terence McKenna, and Frank Feschino, et sig al, have made heroic if separate researches, neatly consolidating in compelling dovetails, to highlight an initiative regarding awareness of a rational manner with which one might regard the irrational. See, it's but a tiny bubble we inhabit of what is "known" ...and we don't even "know" that

What keeps ufology in a giggle-factor limbo? What banishes it to the realm of tabloid magazines? What makes productions of circuses and social sleight of hand to hide it in plain sight? How about an understandable fear of finally looking into an ineffable "other's" face? ...Can't go back from that...

That's no excuse.

By definition...ufology remains disqualified, betrayed, and denied all seriousness, come to it! What disqualifies its respect? What betrays what's scientific about it? What denies the reality of millions of people with the insulting analysis... that they are misinformedmisleading, or mentally ill?

The forces arrayed against the ufological are mighty... well funded and imbued with the anxious avariceness of the privileged psychopathic. They print the money and they code the rules. Full stop. 

That there is a well-funded and steady push from "uphill" against disclosure is obvious. This is abundantly reflected by the busy imps at CSIcop! It's ponderously reflected in the dismissive attitude (and senseless!) inattention of a corporate mainstream media. It is profusely reflected in the suspicious actions of black-box institutions, unaccountable agencies, and non-elected government officials... all of these engaged in an ongoing but dismissed, ridiculed, and wrongfully discredited conspiracy to deceive... and just lately misplacing totals almost reaching 10 TRILLION dollars to start. Poof! Just gone. 


Why risk the betrayal of trust that this "official behavior" must absolutely generate! Why provide for the denigration of the agencies, institutions, and governments we need to survive in the 21st Century, and on which hundreds of millions of persons rely? Why invalidate and degrade a mainstream media needed to keep us properly informed... and so then able to give intelligent, rational, and informed consent in the truth of a viable, so sustainable, society? 

What strange mechanisms force our cultural authority to work so furiously to discredit itself? What are they hiding? 

These "powers that be" are duplicitous and obfuscating... This becomes increasingly apparent as the most powerful nation on Earth is hijacked by... religious fundamentalists and "just business" corporate fiends, elitists, and other hyper- privileged monsters beholden, allegedly, only to the *shameless*, nameless, soulless, and contrived if so conveniently, cluelessly blameless... "stockholders." 

That these *powers that be* are duplicitous and obfuscating is easily demonstrable in everyday life, and... we only have to take a short walk in the prosaic to see it all stand revealed for the self-involved shame that our culture really makes it. 

Revealed is the shame regarding justice because it is only available to the highest bidder. Revealed is the shame of dishonesty concerning sex because it's teasingly pushed into your face on the one hand, and then we're persecuted for indulging in it on the other.

Revealed is the shame of double-dealing as regards even our physical well-being... hazardous pharmaceuticals and toxic food substances are celebrated... while vitamin and mineral supplementations undeniably required by human beings are furiously invalidated (and so, if I may digress... at the root of much of the chronic disease of this 21st Century—from Attention Deficit Disorder to Cancer and Heart disease and beyond... I'd wager)! 

The point...? If they'll lie and deny about the "every day," they'll work redoubled overtime to clutter-up the *highly strange*! C'mon! Especially if the *highly strange* complicates their "program"

Especially if the *highly strange* invalidates their standard. Especially if the *highly strange* implicates them in the commission of their crime! Especially, if the *highly strange* interferes with their very convenient and coveted status quo... And please, please, please... challenge me on who "they" are

So, what's wrong with UFOs? 

Everything, because they CHANGE everything. Sorry! The last vestiges of Aristotle's crystal spheres are righteously shattered at last! Get over it! The deceitfulness, dishonesty, and double-dealing we talked about a moment ago becomes outmoded, outdated, and invalidated... and you know what? This is even assuming full disclosure is some new deceitfulness, dishonesty, and double-dealing perpetrated by aliens and replacing the former human deceptions!

LOL! We're used to deceitfulness, dishonesty, and double-dealing! That's humanity's stock in trade! We've been the subjects of master human manipulators, programmers, and controllers for centuries! Let's sample a new variety! The alien one.

...And consider this, it may be that the *aggregate* human individual prefers that *NEW* deceitfulness, dishonesty, and double-dealing, forsaking the old... and there's the rub! Do you see it? 

What's wrong with UFOs? 

UFOs are the purest of pure seditions. They're not beholden to the unequally applied laws, convenient mores, and occluded sensibilities of humankind! Their star-faring or dimension-hopping precludes the necessity for any respect shown us and our infant's ways! 

They are a clear challenge, you see, to the sense of loyalty and allegiance the individual is supposed to feel towards... God, the state, community, and traditional family! This is the nature of the threat they impose... not to invade, or depose and subjugate, but to offer the individual an attractive alternative to the current status quo! That's always bothersome.

If aliens were here to subjugate and dominate, then all that our leadership would have to do is give us a hint of that reality (like it does with regard to the threat of Fundamentalist Islam for example?) and we would sign on for the most draconian reductions, imaginable—of our rights, benefits, and entitlements (just like we have with the "war" on terror, or the "war" on drugs... the former funding a bloated [10T$ poof!] Military-Industrial Complex, and the later funding corporate prisons and its 21st Century slavery). 


Your acceptance of a ufological reality is the gestalt realization that some perceivable someone or some-"thing" doesn't have to answer to the likes of Donald John Trump or his deputy tyrant (the Anointed) Jared Kushner... for example. This is a source of extreme discomfort for Donald and Jared (and their shadow handlers) who are, without question, men more comfortable officiating guns, scheduled drugs, and the huge piles of blood money precipitating from those things... than they are investigating the righteous and maligned, ultimately uplifting ufology! 

Hmmm... Perhaps something's being kept from us that only causes us spiritual or philosophical problems if we are exposed to it? Perhaps non-disclosure of the ufological is imposed upon us for "our own good!" We can't... *handle the truth*? Our ignorance is bliss! Is ignorance ever bliss? 


Reject "blissful ignorance" because it does not work, it does not respect you, and it seems to prove, invariably, that it's only a mechanism for the control of your energies and your efforts on projects or activities you're, by design, not well informed about. Seriously, to let an individual go blithely along in an ignorance that suits the manipulator and not the individual... is to communicate and transfer that ongoing lie! 

You are being lied to if others know better, and don't tell you. That's not informed consent! That is duplicity and obfuscation and I would be expected to be jailed or otherwise discredited if it was me engaged in that behavior... 

Additionally! It has been pompously intoned that "It is folly to be wise when ignorance is bliss." But, you see, that old proverb makes an assumption that continued ignorance equals continued bliss, and this is not the case. Ignorance, from my experience, can be bliss... only for the moment! In the real world, there is always a premium paid for ignorance, and that bill must eventually come due. In the real world, ignorance equals lossinjustice, sickness, and failure... abject failure... failure to grow, failure to achieve, and failure to make meaningful progress! Truly, the only life worth living is the examined one, and ignorant bliss is a tragic booby-trap where the individual concerned is not made aware that his primrose path is a minefield

More obfuscation! It has been proclaimed that we don't have any disclosure out of interests regarding National Security... but anyone who has skimmed Richard Dolan's book "UFO's and the National Security State," knows that to be the tired, overused, 
and shopworn rubric that it is! 

No... secret-keeping has been so roundly abused and inbred over the last 50 years that the original reasons for it are rendered, largely, invalid. "Need to know" is a concept too anally applied anymore and the best information available is forgotten, buried, and otherwise concealed behind faceless, autocratic, and arbitrary little men (men dispensing same for profit), and away from persons who could make better use of it! 

These "secret keepers" have misused their privilege, undeniably, when they can tell sitting presidents that they don't have a "need to know"! Consider... a vetted person... elected to the highest office in the land and required to officiate the most critical of "informed consents". He does not have "a need to know" but his unelected, nebulous, and non-accountable underling, does... what's up with THAT! 

Flag down!

Is there quality information concerning UFOs hidden from rank and file individuals? Almost certainly! Does the information available justify attention by the mainstream... Absolutely! 

Yet the mainstream does NOT pay that attention! Not because we would be better off in some blissful ignorance. Not because the truth is too horrible to be known! Not because our national security is so fragile and imperiled! No. 

We decry UFOs, and we keep UFOs *indistinct* with "giggle factors" and "denial campaigns", to protect a corrupt, scurrilous, and demeaning Status Quo... a Status Quo framed, incidentally, by a self-absorbed minority of tenth generation pirates and clever psychopaths! 

We avoid a ufological investigation... friends and neighbors, to accommodate the wishes of a few who handily dictate that we be fed manure and kept in the dark like a consumable mushroom. Verily, it may be that UFOs are ridiculed for the benefit of the few at the transparent expense of the many... 

UFOs are the reality! It's most everything else that is the distraction, obfuscation, or lie in the fog... much of what we only think we know is a distraction contrived wholly or in part to divert individual attention from the bigger picture and larger reality... 

These diversionary components include warfare (always at the convenience of a few who won't be doing any of the fighting), overpopulation (a horrific program to ensure that there are always more worker-bees available than have to be paid individual respect), public education (a device to assembly-line manufacture docile employees at the expense of their critical thinking skills), and an ironic system of health care (a scurrilous enterprise to manage illness at the expense of curing it). It's all a ruse... to keep you, the hapless individual, dazed and confused and so NOT demanding information upon which you can base an informed consent! 

Honestly, if you knew the actual costs of some of the things you just take for granted around you, you'd likely, quite gladly, just say no... Indeed, the individual lacks information in the first place because the rank and file would demand a fairness that they're more than willing to fairly pay for... even as their manipulators are not! Back at the ufological ranch... 

What can we do about a maltreated and ridiculed ufology, given the powerful, cultural, and sociopathic forces arrayed against it? What can we do? 

Well, considering the successes of some civil suits even at the mere suggestion of civil action (busting loose some, albeit ho-hum, documents regarding the Kecksburg affair for example?)... We can, very simply stated, sue for grievances in civil court for damages incurred... damages incurred as a result of the denial of our civil right to give informed consent in a *free* society! The public is having a dangerous fraud perpetrated upon it for reasons that are not being made evident. This is wrong. 

Now, what's that going to cost, you

Well, the first thing you have to be prepared for is that much of what you hold valuable now might be perceived later as dangerous, ignoble, or even unintelligent... childish things better put behind you... Motor cars and fast food, for instance... Hey! It's the future. ...As it has always been, we change or we die! The history of Humanity! 

Cost? ...One time at Mickey "D's"...ten bucks say. 

...If everyone in the sound of my voice gave up ten dollars to a ufological civil fund and that fund hired a cracker-jack person to organize the legal assault, we could precipitate that disclosure (we all know is a good thing even if we can't articulate why...) in a comparative eyeblink! 

The person to hire is one Daniel Sheehan, I think. Sheehan is a barrister with a proven track record of stunning successes in prosecuting difficult cases against the deep state like Watergate, Wounded Knee, Karen Silkwood, Iran/Contra, Dr. John Mack, Ollie North, and a host of others... His competence is more than merely vetted and his resume is spectacular. Moreover, he already has a plan for a legal assault that is irresistible because it does not have to chase a ufological quarry down the path it's on... for a loss... No, rather it flanks the problem obliquely and effectively prosecutes it from a path that runs parallel to it which is prosecutorial... where the direct approach was not, you see... 

All he needs is a grassroots effort to produce a war chest and he's got the problem well on the way to being solved at best or most significantly addressed at worst! This thing could be done right if we wanted to do it. We're *power* we don't use! 

It's pretty obvious that we are all in a position to start that effort at the grassroots... we are the grassroots. Do we want to do something about this? I think yes. Blissful ignorance is a myth and a very real minefield. *Knowing* is better. Then, we can build something real. *Real* is the best of all, and the ridicule against it may signify its very verity. Why the ridicule? ...Who is served but the catbird?

Restore John Ford. Read on.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Traces & "Stuff"

...America made great, again?

I observe a night time vastness holding "heaven," friend, and "hell." These are the two potentials, plus the history made, as well... but not the one a cheat contrives to satisfy the "winners," and not the "social treatment" kind, nor that one from "born 'againners."
History as it really was—Coolidge was a monster. History as it really was—religion? An impostor. History as it really was—the *poor* get bitter dealings. History as it really was—The truth? It has no meaning!
Where is truth's fidelity in a system based on war. Where's the efficacious where the boldest lies implore. Where's it writ so clearly large "that money matters," much. See, we are sold a bill of goods... for psychopaths and such!
Unjust manipulation is the fiber of our culture. The rules are made for bloody gold, and the *maker* apes a vulture. The *winner* wrote the words contrived to rake the booty in! He's always been the *victor*, mind, "a taker"... he who "wins."
Some say it's entertainment that the masses always crave. Our Roman history's legacy, infotainment's latest craze? React to flash, and bored with facts, you grovel for sensation? Though, confronted with real HAPPENSTANCE, you feel a scared deflation?
Distraction is preferred, I know, to copping to this truth, but you're disserved by ignorance! You're LIED to! What's the use? UFOs are ridiculed, derided, and disdained... DESPITE the work respectedtrace evidence obtained!
So ask me, "What's a trace case"? ...and I'll try to fill you in. It's something really left behind... by UFO's, my friend! A scorching of the earth, or such, even marks on human beings, it's proof of an anomaly one foolishly demeans!
...See, if talking just ONE trace case, it should blow the whole thing up! For just one stinking trace case—bring whole cultures to a stop! For the solitary trace case, grind the whole mess to a halt! Be CERTAIN there are HUNDREDS! These preclude your use of "salt"!
...But we're *not prone* to looking... blamed on "forecast implications"…? If your threatened summer/country homes might come to liquidation? If the loss of specious *dollars* is to turn uncaring eyes? Then please consume some fecal stuff, freak out, go mad, then die!
I've heard it said that panic follows saucers in our skies! That millions would go "raving mad" for all to see them fly! "Suicide ... hit the ceiling"—and millions more would starve? Well, I just flat don't BUY it—not a ribbon, pot, or shard!
Would we do this... if we found "folks"... ...who'd never used a spoon? Would we do it if we found a race of sentients on our moon? Too? I'm not impressed with those who fall (in light of strange new days); a truth of need's, inevitable... be it son or ME who pays!
Culture gets away with murder, and we tolerate in it... ...what we crush out individually, so diminish bit by bit! On guard for serial murder when it's from the single person, but unmindful when "the system" does it, and it's done it ... to perversion!
I'm just a soldier and a teacher and I've more than paid my end. I don't tax-cheat on my Uncle Sam, and I've been a loyal friend. I don't bully, I don't lie, and I give an even break; too, I speak my mind objectively... I'm on the level, not the make!
I eschew the stunted bunkie who likes his "comfort" where it's static—where it's built to suit the boorish style of the "skeptical fanatic." Where one's "comfort" draws the lifeblood from the one who does without...? All the trappings of their "lesser" lives, then, mere booty for your "shout"?!
It's rational that we are watched... use the postulates of Drake. Reported in our skies, I'm sure—reality's at stake! Traces HAVE been left—they go eschewed, unwatched ... unstudied, and the *pillars* of our culture? ...Non-disclosing, soiled, and bloodied!
They know more than they're telling; we deserve their "contribution"! Some voice against complete collapse, or the people's retribution! I want a world truth aspired—though the "heavens" crack and fall! No longer hanging over me? So, I'll clearly hear her call.

Whose call? The call of my muse, you biliously sneering skeptibunker of small imagination, smaller intelligence, and sub-microscopic, even concave, courage! Something could be said regarding meager scrotum size. Zero sack. The reader knows who's addressed...
Whose voice? Why, the inner one of course—the only one of which I'm sure! I can't hear it in the clutter of your media's exhortations to burn and consume. I can't hear it in the frothing of your Pat Robertson, or Jerry Falwell... even the ineffable John Ventre ...that UFOs are agents of Satan
In fact, the more they froth and bubble that too convenient conjecture, the more I am convinced that the INVERSE must be true! It is these who ape capering demons and evil nixies, and not the inevitable ET. Nes't ce pas, Reader?
I can't hear it in a general deafening silence; a silence un-punctuated by even an indirect or private exhortation for me to shut the f**k up—Well, except for that homocentric, filled with themselves, or murmuring few, and they've protested too much. Slanderously so!
Hey, I'm not making any traditional apologies—just telling you what you'll see when you learn to *grow* again.
To the few pieces of *hate* mail regarding my "negativity"—"Bother" said Pooh, and then lifted a cloth cheek to fart derisively! These thoroughly impacted persons miss the point!
All of my expressions forcefully exhort the positive! That's your problem with it! And, besides which, if you are so inclined, you could pound sand up a well-prolapsed pore, by the freaking by!
...But pause, instead, to hammer some of that mortar out of your otherwise flaccid rear, take a deep, cleansing breath, and then? PUSH!
…Feels good to get the sand out, no? You have no idea...
Go all the way! Have some nice, raw cruciferous "veggies" with the magic garlic vinaigrette, and REALLY clean yourself out. Now, when you go out and glance up at the sky, you can actually see what's in it! It's all there if you watch for it! To look is to see, see?
...And there's stuff in it, boys and girls, stuff with length and breadth—stuff round, stuff firm, and stuff fully packed! "Stuff" indeed … stuff beyond dreams—yours or mine!
...With regard to OTHER matters? With regard to the sub-popular but still Reviled, Risible, and Revolting Net Scum who can say what they damn well please (...beyond vile!) and remain unrepentant, unapologetic, unremorseful, to go entirely unpunished? These juice-sucking slime-ball low-brows who are without fidelity, a shred of constancy, define inconsistency, and are themselves perhaps, even what they would accuse? These rabidly feral yet cowardly weasels who whisper and smirk and are themselves a the sneered fecal smear they pretend to decry?
...These are dead entities to me, scuttling roaches who only command enough attention from me to step on them in a compassionate attempt to put them out of their misery. I should just let my cat play with them. Hmmm...
...Here kitty-kitty! Stay tuned. Restore John Ford
Read on.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Conventional Wisdom for Feebs, Dweebs, and NCC's

Conventional Wisdom for 
Feebs, Dweebs, and NCC's
by Alfred Lehmberg

There's always a lot of myopic griping from the ufological luminary about Ufology not deserving its identification as a "breeding ground for nitwits, crackpots, and cuckoos" (NCC's).  ...And there's lately been considerable moaning about its infestation by same.  

To this end, extant and name-called NCC's are rather arbitrarily identified by some largely self-appointed, self-validating, and self-grinding ufological gatekeepers in a baldly-approached and androcratic attempt to clean their "ufological temple" of that "undisciplined dross" and "intemperate corruption"... yea and verily...  Yea and verily, my brothers and sisters, holding short of overturning the counting tables of the money changers, of course! 

...A man's gotta eat. Only, how well and as a result of what.

Though, wait! What about the provenance of that so-called "undisciplined dross of NCCs?  Where does it come from?  What compels the corruption and the foolishness of that highlighted "dross"? 

To be sure, this writer offers that the conjectured foolishness can only be the result of the baldest ignorance on our part.  On that point, this writer would agree with the most Strident SkeptiBunky.  Where that SSB and this writer diverge is that the SSB won't cop to the boundless pervasiveness of that ignorance.  He won't admit the contrived and engineered enormity of it... the daunting scope of it... his part in it. He thinks he's aware and outside of it. That any of us could be, eh? 

No, it is an ignorance of the widest horizons, encompassing many disciplines, and it is so corrosively pervasive in ways so smooth and reflexive that its mechanisms are all but detectable. Like that fish unaware of the water it swims in, the luminaries alluded to refuse to question their own assumptions and presumptions inherent to a crass fundamentalist's scientific reductionism.  That Culture? Like any culture? Not your friend.

Is it an ignorance of design?  The short answer seems yes.  We appear to be socio-nationally programmed to have a predicted feeling given a "specific stimulus," and that programming is very busily engineered by a media firmly controlled by interests assuredly not our own, to grind axes, predictably one would guess, not necessarily in an individual's best interest. 

The aforementioned skeptibunky sees that ignorance as self-induced and holds the ignorant individual entirely accountable for their own ignorance.  That's convenient. They reason that it is a "bed" that the ignorant himself has insensibly made, despite the SSB's *solid* information to the (oh so convenient) contrary. Enter the fallacy of "CONVENTIONAL WISDOM", and the believable possibility that Americans, in particular, are very carefully conditioned to believe all the wrong things to buttress a betraying bottom line.

Tim O'Shea makes a pretty good case for a kind of artfully crafted *common* sense that rewards the few as it plunders the many—at least as it pertains to health, the health system, and the practice of medicine in the United States.  This writer asks: why stop at that institution? 

If an institution with the hoary mantle of presumed integrity like Medicine can be so thoroughly corrupted and embroiled in conspiracy, why can't ANY institution be corrupted just as thoroughly for similar reasons?  A paper I've completed attempts to demonstrate the potentiality for ready utilization of ANY opportunity empowering the *few* to take criminal advantage of the *many* if it is profitable and possible to do so

Isn't the study of UFOs just such an institution ripe for a similar abuse? One regards the imbroglio of relieved PA, MUFON Chair John Ventre. This would be regarding White Supremacist Politics' impact on a study of UFOs in Pennsylvania, Deleware, and West Virginia. One sees how muddy the water can get just out of hand. Demons and devils and Imps!  Oh, my!

Back to O'Shea. He quotes from "Trust Us We're Experts", written by Stauber and Rampton. This is a textbook on the history of molding public opinion, and it clearly demonstrates the seriously unethical (and many times criminal) lengths that corporate entities (among other organizations of easy conspiracy) have gone to in the unethically passionate bid to control their grasping bottom lines, and affect the quality of our lives.

"CONVENTIONAL WISDOM" is at issue.  Legitimate questions can be asked to challenge that "CONVENTIONAL WISDOM" is any kind of *wisdom* at all...  In other words, "Common Sense," assumed, presumed, and consumed since the cradle, might be something less than the "efficacious best move" that it is too reflexively thought to be. Are rank and file Americans, to start, patsies in a cruel shell game of subtle, and not so subtle, variegated Ponzi scheme manipulations or cultural chicanery?  Yes, again. Just consider the "war on drugs."  

These manipulations are exposed so frequently, even in a whorish mainstream (read corporate) press, that they require no citation.

UFOs, an understanding of which might truly raise human beings to a new quantum level of awareness, are a subject, then, likely to be a target of the devious manipulations O'Shea describes so luridly.  UFOs, frankly touch on all the levels illustrating the complete human condition, blind, crippled, or crazy.  Their affectations cover the sociological, implicate the psychological, and dictate the resistance of a "current power elite" to any reduction of ignorance regarding it! 

The truth is, of course, many times, an anathema to the corporate bottom line.  Consider the story of Erin Brockovich...  Truth has no respect for stockholders and has no regard for their future's prediction of mere profit and loss... where truth CAN be told... 

The truth is out there.  That's the problem, the ever-present threat to the suspect status quo... ...and a hanging sword of unending concern for the powers that be... 

There's a kingdom at hand, after all. Should that be assured for just a few or should it be vouchsafed on the many? Conscience and empathy dictate an answer even where it's going to be the hard one.

Where is the evidence that a Ufological institution might be subject to related manipulations referenced in Stauber and Rampton and by the current antics of John Ventre and others in MUFON? If there is such evidence, is it no less convincing than the programming Americans have endured in other venues (regarding the distortion of the truth for self-serving ends)? Pardon the digression, but if this writer were to perform socially in a similar manner (?), he would be rightfully accused of fraud and sent to jail.

Evidence abounds, actually.  To limit the scope and the length of this essay we will snapshot the contributions of one pioneering ufologist as seemingly far from "kookdom" as it is possible to get... and still maintain a balanced interest in UFOs.  This man was Dr. Josef Allen Hynek, an astronomer of considerable credibility with brother and sister scientists all over the world.

Dr. Hynek was, and remained throughout his life, a true scientist. Full stop. The reader might ask what a true scientist is. Let this writer allow that it is a question simply answered. 

A true scientist goes where the data leads despite personal concerns, personal desires, or the destruction of personal beliefs.  For a real scientist, it is the truth that is sought... "truth though heaven falls..."

Dr. Hynek is hired as a likely ringer by a government agency, ostensibly to get to the bottom of the Flying Saucer Situation (FSS) by matching UFO sighting reports with explainable atmospheric and celestial events. Neat trick, eh? 

The only problem was that the aforementioned agency received its marching orders from a jealous institution of the powers that were—personages who had begun to cop to the next-level implications of a real understanding regarding the aforementioned FSS... anyone must know that true, this is extreme. No justification for ignorance and I'm suspecting at that ignorance's abject peril. I digress.

It was not at all clear, you see, that the "powers that were" would continue to "officiate" in a world of *new* understanding... It was a condition identical to the one faced now by the "powers that are." Dr. Hynek might "help," as Dr. Menzel had (a skeptibunky of the first water), to shoot this whole unsettling UFO thing down...

Pursuant to a Top Secret clearance, Dr. Hynek endured an interview with the agency, and had to answer some odd questions. These were questions about UFOs. Now Hynek was a no-nonsense scholar with impeccable credentials who, when asked to express his opinion on the subject of UFO's, said that he thought "UFOs were nonsense..." He did think they were nonsense. Demonstrating a (perhaps preferred?) personal bias, he was hired. Hail Hydra.

Here are his own words:

"During this entire period of nearly twenty years I have attempted to remain as open-minded in this subject as circumstances permitted, this despite the fact that the whole subject seemed utterly ridiculous, and many of us firmly believed that, like some fad or craze, it would subside in a matter of months."


"In 1948, I was asked by the U.S. Air Force to serve as a scientific consultant on the increasing number of reports of strange lights in the sky. I was then Director of the Astronomical Observatory of Ohio State University, and am now the Chairman of the Astronomy Department at Northwestern. I had scarcely heard of UFOs in 1948 and, like every other scientist I knew, assumed that they were nonsense."

Dr. Hynek was privately confident, even while he was professionally open-minded, that a detailed scientific examination of the Flying Saucer phenomena would shred these UFO's up like tissues in a tropical typhoon. ...But, unsettlingly, as the reports came in and he involved himself with their undeniable details, his initially easy confidence rapidly began to fade:

"Despite the seeming inanity of the subject, I felt that I would be derelict in my scientific responsibility to the Air Force if I did not point out that the whole UFO phenomenon might have aspects to it worthy of scientific attention."

As his private confidence faded Dr. Hynek reluctantly transitioned into that rarest of ufological beasts.  He, a named scientist with a reputation to uphold, began to become a convert...

"All of this increased my own concern and sense of persona; responsibility—and motivated me to urge the initiation of a meaningful scientific investigation of the UFO phenomenon by physical and social scientists. I had guardedly raised this suggestion in the past and at various official hearings, but with little success. UFO was a term that called forth buffoonery and caustic banter precisely because scientists paid no attention to the raw data—the reports themselves."

...and then found himself saddled with some of the aspects of a "rank believer":

"Still, on the average, if several pilots and/or policemen concur on the main points of the story, particularly if the duration of their experience was long enough (a matter of minutes rather than seconds) to have brought their judgment into play, it is difficult to brush aside their seemingly hardheaded testimony. And when one gets reports from scientists, engineers, and technicians whose credibility by all common standards is high and whose moral caliber seems to preclude a hoax, one can do no less than hear them out, in all seriousness."


"As a scientist, I must be mindful of the lessons of the past; all too often it has happened that matters of great value to science were overlooked because the new phenomenon simply did not fit the accepted scientific outlook of the time. I cannot dismiss the UFO phenomenon with a shrug. I have begun to feel that there is a tendency in 20th Century science to forget that there will be a 21st Century science, and indeed a 30th Century science, from which vantage points our knowledge of the universe may appear quite different than it does to us. We suffer, perhaps, from temporal provincialism, a form of arrogance that has always irritated posterity"

Dr. Hynek, among significant others, was an obvious portal of ufological respectability that the mainstream consciously, and with arbitrary malice of forethought, took pains to avoid.  The mainstream, then as now, preferred ridicule to seriousness, mockery to earnestness, and active scorn to productive investigation. Why?    

Dr. Hynek was an EARLY indicator of the validity of the UFO phenomenon, its veracity as a fulcrum of scientific advancement, and finally, its portentous reality.  Dr. Hynek made it abundantly clear that UFOs were real, operated in a manner that was not consistent with anything man-made, and, moreover, he demonstrated that quality people from all walks of life and station, from General Officers to general contractors... thought so, too.

Quality people have ALWAYS thought there was something to unidentified flying objects.  It is only a jealous and intransigent mainstream that paints a ufological interest as the domain of green toothed trailer dwellers—the inappropriately maligned feebs, dweebs and NCCs... unfortunate individuals that, bad off as they might be, are still better than their skeptibunky detractors because they're at least trying to go where some data leads! Fish rot in Denmark and an individual senses something beyond the pale. One might even feel betrayal.

The reader is cautioned that it is not an unfortunate "infestation" of the ufological temple that is the issue. RATHER: it is the suspected abundance of quality data that cannot be accessed by researchers of ANY type. It is the sullen recalcitrance and lack of general forthcomingness from closed institutions encouraging the actions of NCCs who must surely (and conveniently for the establishment) take deconstructive advantage of their inexplicable informational void... And it is, finally, the lack of collegiality of the current crop of investigators, their professional snobbery, selfishness, and ego (plus their inexplicably doting appreciation of a fundamentalist *science* that does not appreciate them) which goes a long way towards keeping the subject of UFOs in the Sargasso sea of tepid indifference presently endured... it would seem to this writer. 

UFO's are real, they have always been real, and they will continue to be real. It is the establishment's concern for a convenient status quo that makes the arbitrary decision to dismiss an aggregate ufological as just one province of gullible fools, weak-minded new-agers, and credulous counterculture revisionists

See. It is not the current crop of NCC's that keeps UFOs in an informational limbo; they're a logical reaction to that suspicious and ongoing informational void alluded to above... It is, rather, the mechanism of a duplicitous mainstream that keeps UFOs in ubiquitous shadows for perfectly predictable reasons all its own. ... ones decidedly not in the best interests of your garden variety human and mote of consciousness.  Read on.

Restore John Ford!

Grok In Fullness


Errol Bruce-Knapp, of UFO UpDates, Strange Days — Indeed, the Virtually Strange Network... ...and the coiner of the expression &qu...