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Several months ago, CNI
News (not to be confused with CNN) conducted a survey about the current
state of UFO research. In this survey, leading UFO researchers in the
United States and abroad were asked four basic questions, which were:
What, in your view, are the main goals of
UFO related research at this time?
How would you characterise the progress
made towards achieving these goals during the past ten years?
What must be done, and/or what must
happen, in order to achieve UFOlogy’s goals?
When, if at all, do you anticipate the
goals of UFOlogy will be achieved?
differences of opinion were expressed by those researchers who responded,
there was general agreement on the following points:
The need for greater unity within the UFO
The need to educate the public about the
reality of UFOs.
The lamentable prevalence of hoaxes and
other distortions of evidence which bedevil UFO research today.
It is not the purpose of
this article to comment on the particular responses to these questions.
Rather, I was struck by the fact that only one researcher seemed to grasp
the crucial problem facing UFO research. This was John Schuessler, Deputy
Director of Administration at MUFON, who wrote:
"THE ONE WILD CARD IS THE
FACT WE DON’T CONTROL UFO ACTIVITY".
It should be clear to
anyone who has delved into this subject that, whatever agency is behind
the UFO phenomenon, it is "they" who call the shots. "They" are the ones
who choose to confront us. "They" select the time, the place, and the
It seems to me naive to
believe that we can hope to expose "them", if "they" do not wish to be
exposed. And is it not significant that, after more than fifty years of
observation, investigation and analysis, we seem to be no nearer to
discovering who "they" really are, or where "they" come from, or why
"they" are here?
What do we know after years
of painstaking analysis is that:
"They" operate in clandestine ways.
"They" seem to prefer to operate by night, and in isolated places.
Despite occasional appearances in daylight, "they" have never yet chosen
to land in public places like Trafalgar Square, or on the White House
lawn. Why is that?
"They" are consummate shape shifters.
Their craft seem to change shape with unfailing regularity. What began
initially with ancient airships, foo fighters and ghost rockets, has
progressed over the years to include cigar-shaped mother craft, as well
as discs, rods, domes, cylinders, rectangles, deltoid, and now boomerang
shaped craft - anything in fact except a typical "production" model.
Furthermore, many witnesses claim to have seen these craft change their
shape in flight.
"They" appear to have the ability to
transmute the laws of physics as we know them. Not only can they change
shape, but UFOs seem to be able to materialise and dematerialise at
will. "They" can walk through walls. "They" can also attract or destroy
physical objects with beams of light. Their craft can travel in the air,
or through the sea, or even move beneath the ground with equal ease, and
can change direction at speeds which would destroy man-made vehicles.
"They" can read peoples minds. "They" can
impose screen memories, control thoughts, instill compulsive behaviour,
and induce amnesia. "They" can control human responses via implants, or
by remote suggestion, and can manipulate our emotions.
Is it any wonder that UFO
researchers over the last half century have ended up chasing moonbeams, to
the chagrin of investigators, and to the delight of debunkers? Is it not
clear that we are being set up? And "they" seem to have a vested interest
in keeping us confused.
One of the most infuriating
aspects of the entire UFO scene is the degree to which individual
investigators have fought with each other over the years. Every new
researcher who enters this field quickly becomes disillusioned at the
constant bickering, threats, accusations and intrigue that characterise
this subject. Again I ask, are we being set up?
If there are the occasional
hoax and the odd argument between investigators, then one could reasonably
put this down to normal human failings. But when such things recur, year
after year with unfailing regularity, then we have to ask ourselves - is
this accidental, or part of some insidious scheme to prevent researchers
from finding out the truth?
Surely by now, it must be
obvious. "They" do not want us to know who "they" are, where "they" come
from, or why "they" are here. For if "they" have the ability to infiltrate
any group of people, be they civilians, or the most secret military
enclave, and manipulate their minds, then can we ever hope, by honest
endeavour and analysis, to expose "their" dealings, if "they" don’t want
Right from the start, there
have been some perceptive researchers who have realised that we are being
manipulated by this phenomenon, whether we are aware of it or not.
The French computer
scientist Jacques Vallee referred to those behind the UFOs as "Messengers
of Deception". He proposed that UFOs were in fact part of some subtle
control mechanism which dominated human minds, and had possibly been doing
so for centuries.
Many years before, John
Keel had reached the same conclusion. In his book "The Trojan Horse", Keel
gives numerous examples of how UFOs pattern themselves to our thinking. No
sooner do we form a hypothesis of UFOs, either of their structure, nature
or reality, than we conveniently find evidence to support that view. But
if we change our hypotheses, we find that the evidence somehow
mysteriously changes as well.
One of the earliest
investigators to recognise this feature was the French mathematician and
engineer Aime Michel. Michel composed what is still, in my view, the best
definition of UFOs. He called them "festivals of absurdity", because they
continue to defy rational analysis. All this is not to say that behind the
UFO phenomenon there is not something alien, intelligent and real - and
worthy of investigation.
What does need to be
questioned is the bold assumption, made by so many modern investigators,
that we human beings have the power unilaterally to unravel the mysteries
After 50 years of
experience to the contrary, we should face up to one undeniable fact. We
have been dominated, misled, manipulated and controlled every step of the
way - no doubt to serve those very goals and objectives which "they" have
Truly, are we not puppets
on a string?