Friday, August 25, 2006

Did MacArthur's Prediction of Alien War Nearly Come True?

The Open Press
8-25-06

MacArthur Cropped 3     Los Angeles, CA (OPENPRESS) August 25, 2006 -- In 1955, General Douglas MacArthur predicted that the next war would be an interplantary war. Did the mighty general's prediction nearly come true less than a year later? It did according to "The Top Secret UFO Project," filmmaker R. J. Thomas' parody of UFO documentaries.

"Many prominent people have believed in UFOs," Mr. Thomas said. "MacArthur was one of them. And his statements concerning war with creatures from outer space were the most bold and the most outrageous."

On October 8, 1955, MacArthur said, "The nations of the world will have to unite, for the next war will be an interplanetary war. The nations of the earth must someday make a common front against attack by people from other planets."

According to "The Top Secret UFO Project," President Eisenhower prepared for a showdown with aliens, setting up military operations in a little Colorado town in the summer of 1956.

Based on Thomas' 2004 novella of the same name, "The Top Secret UFO Project" chronicles the UFO-related events experienced by a tiny Colorado hamlet called Jasper. According to the film, the town dealt with one unusual event after another in the summer of 1956. After a farmer spots a flying saucer zipping over his property, scientists rushed into Jasper to investigate, reporters rushed in looking for stories, and government officials rushed in to keep it a secret from the world.

Billed as "the movie the government does not want you to see," "The Top Secret UFO Project," is a parody of the cheesy UFO documentaries of the 70's like "Overlords of the UFO" and TV programs like "In Search Of."

Mr. Thomas plays a documentary filmmaker who, in 2003, discovered some top secret government films pertaining to the Jasper Incident of 1956. This inspired him to make a documentary about Jasper's UFO story, and to discover the truth behind what really happened that mysterious summer in Colorado.

And as for MacArthur's prediction?

"MacArthur was a veteran of three wars and known for his strategic brilliance," Mr. Thomas said. "He was not just an oddball spouting off. I'm sure there are a lot of people out there who believe in UFOs simply because he did!"

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See Also: General Douglas MacArthur—Prophet!

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1 comment :

  1. In the UFO field there exists a plethora of bad research and hyperbolic claims based upon inaccurate quotes which are either purposely edited for effect or are perpetuations of misquotes.

    The October 8,1955 citation of a General MacArthur "quote" is one of these inaccuracies. MacArthur himself was never quoted in the New York Times story. Rather, the Mayor of Naples, Achille Lauro, was quoted; recounting a conversation he'd had with the General.

    In fact, the Mayor’s quote is similar to the one often cited, but is not the same, either in fact or in meaning. It could possibly be considered close, but the continued use of the fictionalized "quote" is ridiculous and wrong headed.

    The archived NY times article from October 8, 1955 reads:

    '...the Mayor went on."He (MacArthur)believes that because of the developments of science all the countries on earth will have to unite to survive and to make a common front against attack by people from other planets."'

    The quote you're using is fabricated and is ending up in UFO films and essays and blogs. It is bad enough we have to endure the disinformation of the Government, but to have to sort out the bullshit from people supposedly on the side of truth is too much!

    GET IT RIGHT or shut the hell up.

    Stop making THIS shit up as you go along and attributing unverifed qoutes to famous persons to make your case look better.

    I am having a hard time believing any UFO claims, as writers and flim makers can't and won't take the time to review the source material.

    DO THE WORK and stop spreading compost.

    Scott MacNeilage

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