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UFO: Unidenitifed Flying Object. That's it. Any other interpretation you put on that is your stuff. Meanwhile, the fact is, UFOs are flying around above our heads, doing some very weird things, and the government doesn't appear to care. Neither do skeptics, who pride themselves on "critical thinking" and investigation.
The skeptibunkie blog Pharyngula has a brief item on Nick Pope’s op-ed piece for the New York Times. A typical skepti-scoffie tactic is employed; for nowhere does the blogger mention that the op-ed piece is written by Nick Pope; and of course, no mention of who Nick Pope is, or what his position with the British government was. Putting the piece in context changes things, as the skepti-bunkie very well knows. So instead, as in this case, the skeptoid simply fails to mention Nick Pope and his background altogether. Instead, he focuses on marginalizing Pope and UFOs: (to paraphrase) “Gee, wow, can ya believe it? The New York Times actually published something about UFOs! Shame on the NY Times!”
Putting aside Pope’s catering to the mind set that many Americans have concerning terrorism, the war, who really was behind 9/11, conspiracies, politics, the Bush administration, support for Homeland Security and blissful ignorance and apathy about what’s happening to our Constitution and our rights -- there are important points that Pope brings up. Unfortunately, many on both sides of the UFO issue ignore these points. Skeptoids, as is to be expected, ignore and or trivialize, because they’re too busy behaving like smug ignorant jerks when it comes to UFOs. Bewilderingly, some UFO researchers also dismiss the national security aspect of UFOs.
This is something I’ve been harping on for awhile now; the blasé attitude concerning UFOs from not only our government, but skeptics and some researchers. That doesn’t mean we all have to run screaming in fear, become paranoid, or think the aliens are going to eat us for lunch. But the fact is that the public face governmental agencies present to the public concerning UFOs is disturbingly inept.
There isn’t any official agency that is responsible for taking UFO reports. Witnesses report UFO sightings to the local police or sheriff, the airport, nearby military bases; wherever they think someone will listen. It’s the norm that the response the witness gets is one of mild surprise, along with the news that they don’t know what to do either. Meanwhile, there’s some strange unknown thing flying around up there. No one seems to care.
Media might; usually just for laughs and filler, although this isn’t always true .
I don’t know about you, but when I look up (as I did a few years ago) and see a huge silent triangle shaped thing not that far above my head -- that seemingly caused us to remain passive while it was present -- before disappearing in a blink of an eye -- silently! -- I want to know what it was I saw. I want to do know what it was doing there! I want to know that the government -- that we pay taxes to, that work for us, -- knows what to do. And if they don’t, then at least pretend to know.
The lack of interest and the silly cover stories that came from the military and other government agencies during the Phoenix Lights sightings was a joke; we saw the same thing with the more recent Stephenville, Texas Lights.
The UFOs seen, and apparently responsible for, shutting down nuclear weapons sites is, to make an understatement, highly interesting. Yet our government isn’t doing anything about it, (on the surface anyway) skeptic shills appear on television to debunk these sightings, and even UFO researchers often ignore these events, sometimes citing them as paranoid or anti government hysteria, or old UFO stuff no longer pertinent to UFO research.
So we’re left to our own devices and our own conclusions. Skeptoids mock and dismiss the fact of UFOs in general, the government either doesn’t care, or at least, pretends not to care, and those of us who’ve seen and experienced Weird Things are left to rant on the internet.
Since I, along with thousands of other UFO witnesses, are left both to entertain and comfort ourselves in this regard, I’ve come up with my own theories why this is so.
The UFOs are sometimes ours, sometimes -- and I’m becoming more and more convinced that it’s most of the time -- theirs. Meaning, aliens. (Or at least something non-human; whether or not it’s extraterrestrial who knows.)
The government knows this. They know that, sometimes they’re protecting their own technology (or the contracted international military that pays us so they can use our air space) but usually, as has been for at least sixty years if not much longer, aliens.
And they really don’t know what to do about it. But they’re not going to tell us that.
As I wrote above, some of the stuff is ours. No doubt the weird little spheres seen and videotaped by hundreds of witnesses (I’ve seen them twice myself) usually in connection with “contrails” are ours. Or the odd little round object a witness I know caught on video that camouflaged itself, seemingly disappearing but clearly present when the tape was slowed down, and let off a mist of something . . . ours. That doesn’t really help much, for the obvious question is: what the hell are they spraying in our skies a hundred feet or so above our homes???!!!!
Skepti-bunkies and some researchers need to wake up; whether the things are ET, or ours, it’s something. If it’s something letting off mist above an apartment building, something that can hide in plain site; that’s a bit worrisome. ET or not, it’s still a little off-putting.
Instead, the government thinks that if they act like fumbling low level “I just work here” staff, and keep passing the witness off to department after department, the witness will give up. (In the case of the mist spewing sphere, the local media wasn’t interested; despite several witnesses, photos, and video. The airport and police didn't know anything either, and there was some weird bit of business with someone known to the witness who worked for Homeland Security who advised the witness drop the whole thing.)
Obviously, much of the various government offices don’t know anything; they’re lackeys like the rest of us. I’m not so naive as to think the government is going to come clean about spying, monitoring the air they’ve just poisoned, or the weird things they have up there, let alone alien UFOs -- the true flying saucers Stanton Friedman talks about.
But I mean come on. At least act like you care. As to researchers, keep plugging away. It’s not paranoid conspiracy minded theatrics of witnesses that gives UFOlogy “a bad name,” -- nothing gives UFOlogy a bad name. They whole system is set up to ensure that UFOs are forever bounced around within the fringe; used, abused, manipulated, exploited.
The media will do what it does; books will be written, UFO Conferences will go on, but on a mainstream, “serious” national level, there’s no there there. Both types of skeptics: the paid debunkers who know very well what they’re doing, and the Skepti-bunnies that are their dupes, spread the meme that UFOs are “just lights in the sky,so what?” They state that only the kooky and the paranoid, the ignorant and the uneducated, -- hell, they’ll even hint, not so subtly, that the mentally unbalanced -- get excited over such things. Much stranger than that is the UFO researcher who feels the same. (As one famous UFO “researcher” said to me once when I attempted to report a sighting that involved a UFO causing trouble with an airplane. No dahling, it wasn’t “just a light in the sky,” you pompous twit. Ahem. ) Unless it’s a large, hard, metal craft of some kind that’s landed somewhere, they don’t want to know about it either. And you better not bring up telepathy, Bigfoot, orbs, Reptilians or any of that nonsense! But that’s another rant for another day.