Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Grant Cameron asks, "Are UFO Secrets About to be Revealed?"

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By Grant Cameron

"There are no secrets better kept than the secrets that everybody guesses." – George Bernard Shaw

Secrecy is for losers. . . . It is time to dismantle government secrecy, this most persuasive of Cold War-era regulations. It is time to begin building the supports for the era of openness that is already upon us. - Senator Patrick Moynihan, Secrecy: The American Experience, 1998
     There has been a lot of excitement about the upcoming Area 51 presentation at a Smithsonian Institution affiliated museum in Las Vegas. The UFO lecture event was recently detailed in a Huffington Post piece written by Lee Spiegel. The implication being put out by the event organizers is that we are about to learn some UFO secrets.

Those holding their breath should stop immediately because nothing of significance is going to happen. Holding your breath will not bring UFO disclosure – just death.

The five speakers that have been chosen to present at National Atomic Testing Museum as described are:

Ret. Army Col. John Alexander: Former military insider who created the Advanced Theoretical Physics Working Group -- a group of top-level government officials and scientists brought together to study UFOs.

Ret. Air Force Col. Charles Halt: Former base commander of the RAF Bentwaters military base in England and vital eyewitness to the amazing UFO-related events at Rendlesham Forest in December 1980, where he believed the observed UFOs were extraterrestrial in origin.

Ret. Air Force Col. William Coleman: Former USAF bomber pilot, chief of Air Force public information and producer of NBC's "Project UFO" series.

Ret. Air Force Col. Robert Friend: Former director of the Air Force's Project Blue Book from 1958 to 1963. The fifth guest at the museum's upcoming UFO lecture is former U.K. UFO desk officer Nick Pope.

John Alexander described the speakers to Spiegel as “high credibility vetted sources… who have worked with the military, all of whom certainly agree that UFOs are real, and I think most of them would say it ought to be researched."

That the good news.

Now for some observations that might just represent the true reality of what’s about to happen on September 22 in Las Vegas:
• All of the speakers have held government security clearances, and therefore what they say has to be kept in context. Despite the claim that the lectures will be “Military UFOs: Secrets Revealed” there will be no classified disclosures of material.

• Being former US military ( with the exception of Pope) they will probably follow the official government position on UFOs. In case people have forgotten or missed it, the official government position on the subject is ““The U.S. government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race. In addition there is no credible information to suggest that any evidence is being hidden from the public’s eye.”

• If any of them do reveal classified information that would counter the official government position on the subject, they know they would expect a letter like the Pentagon just sent to the author of the upcoming Bin Laden raid tell-all “No Easy Day” Matt Bissonnette. In that letter the Pentagon stated “In the judgment of the Department of Defense, you are in material breach and violation of the non-disclosure agreements you signed in 2007. Further public dissemination of your book will aggravate your breach and violation of your agreements.”

• The four American speakers at the Area 51 lectures are patriotic Americans who know the rules of classification and will not violate their national security oaths to reveal classified UFO secrets that might be held by the United States military.

• Their security clearance oaths, however, make them like convicts on parole. They have been expected to use misdirection, silence, and lies to cover classified material in the past, and anything they now say will always be has to be surrounded by doubt, even if what they are saying is true. That is because the national security aspects of the UFO subject will always trump the truth. If they know the truth about UFOs, and it’s classified, their job is to protect the secret. Spin it anyway you want to, but that is the truth.

• So with five former government people with security clearances, what can we expect? How about the government part line? Unidentified objects exist but they pose no threat to national security and there is no evidence to indicate that the objects are extraterrestrial visitations. There are lots of crazy people in the UFO field. Money should be spent to study the mystery.

• Three of the five speakers are on record as stating Roswell is explained by a Mogul balloon operation. If that isn’t national security trumping logic and truth, then nothing is.

• Chase Brandon, the former CIA media liaison to Hollywood, who described himself as the second most powerful public voice for the CIA after the CIA Director, will not be a speaker at the “Military UFOs: Secrets Revealed” event. Perhaps this is because he has stated openly and on the record in a number of recent interviews that he discovered a box at CIA headquarters with material in it that indicated Roswell was a crash of an extraterrestrial spacecraft with bodies and there has been a cover-up of this key historical event. Organizers certainly wouldn't want this testimony to break the intended flow of the information that will be presented.

• There will be a call by many if not all speakers for further study of the UFO mystery. The call for an investigation sounds like a good idea. However, there has been one of those studies already. It was known as USAF Project Blue Book and it was shut down in 1969. It concluded that there were 2% hoaxes, and about 22% unexplained.

• What were the unexplained? Well no one at the Air Force could tell – they were just unexplained and might well have been explained as Mogul balloons if there had been more evidence. They were just unexplained- no explanation necessary. The only thing that the USAF could be determined for sure is that there was no evidence that they were extraterrestrial, or a threat to national security.

• What will change with a new study conducted by science, the government, or the media? We will log another 50,000 sightings of objects flying around the skies. Classified information will be out of bounds. Lots of money will be spent and in the end we will come to the conclusion that there are 2% hoaxes, 22% unexplained, and that there is no firm evidence to indicate that any of the sightings were shown to be extraterrestrial, or a threat to national security. The National Academy of Sciences, with only a 4% belief in the phenomenology may proceed to make sure that any new UFO study is the last study that is ever conducted. As John Alexander has warned about this call for a new UFO study, “Be careful what you wish for.”

• So what will happen? Coleman, who has been absent from the UFO community for many years is suddenly reappearing from his long seclusion to speak. He will tell his tale of chasing a UFO in his B-25 bomber in the 1950s. He will defend the Air Force Blue Book study and state that Roswell was a Mogul balloon. He may even speak of a book he has been writing on UFOs for many years.

• Coleman will not talk about his signing of a contract on behalf of the Pentagon for the Pentagon to do a UFO documentary called “UFOs, Past, Present, and Future.” He will not talk about his pulling of the now infamous Holloman AFB film back to the Pentagon in the mid 1970s from producers Bob Emenegger and Allen Sandler. According to the producers showed a UFO land on the runway and aliens emerge from the craft to be greeted by Holloman base officials. He will not explain why he ordered the Holloman alien landing film back to the Pentagon just before the documentary was nearing its final stages. He will not talk about how the Pentagon provided 8 seconds of the film to be put in the final documentary release.

• Coleman will not talk about meeting the high ranking intelligence official code named “Falcon” on the set of a UFO documentary in 1988 called “UFO Cover-up Live” in Washington, and being very surprised that this official was involved in the UFO subject.

• Robert Friend will defend the conclusions of Project Blue Book which makes sense as he was one of the directors of the project. He will agree with Coleman that there is no proof of extraterrestrial visitation, and this includes the Roswell event.

• If asked he would talk about a significant 1959 event that he was involved with where senior officials at the CIA were channeling an alien by the name of AFFA at the National Photographic Interpretation Center, a TOP SECRET CIA building in Washington where all the U-2, SR-71, and satellite spy film was analyzed. The museum will not ask him to talk about it so you won’t hear the channeling session or about the flying saucer the CIA officials saw out the window during the event. You will not hear about how Friend tried to investigate the case further, and how he was told by his commanding General at WPAFB to drop it.

• Col. Charles Halt’s presentation will come the closest to presenting actual military UFO secrets when he tells his story of the UFO occurrence he was involved with at the RAF nuclear base adjoining the Rendlesham Forest in December 1980. It would be nice if he tells of talking to the NSA about the Rendlesham event and being told that they had a big file on it but that he (Halt) did not have a need to know. Maybe he will, but probably he won’t.

• Col. John Alexander will give his standard UFO lecture that UFOs are real. He will continue saying that the government doesn't care about UFOs and there is no government UFO cover-up. He will say “the government is telling the truth.” He will call for amnesty for military who have been involved with the UFO subject, and call for an independent scientific study hopefully devoid of the ridicule that has surrounded the subject for many years.

• Actually, it doesn't really matter what Alexander says, because every researcher listening will simply turn to the next researcher and say, “What do you think about John Alexander?” In the UFO world that question is running a close second to the question, “What are UFOs?” Even Alexander keeps the mystery about himself going as he plays the role of a Man In Black erasing the audiences minds with his Neutralyzer at the end of each lecture.

• Nick Pope has unfortunately become the John Alexander of the UK. No matter what he says there will be the same doubt over his presentation. Researchers will turn to the person beside them and say, “What do you think about Nick Pope?” It is the same question of reservation intelligence services had over defecting Soviet spies during the cold war. You will never know for sure if Pope is on their side or ours. It’s not Pope’s fault. That’s the price you pay when you used to work for the other side.
The Area 51 “Military UFOs: Secrets Revealed” lectures will be much like the Democratic Convention in North Carolina. It will be carefully scripted to ensure there are no Clint Eastwood moments where people like Chase Brandon will distract people from the intended message.

Lots of people will attend. Lots of money will be gathered. Nothing earth shattering will occur. No secrets will be revealed. The media will be move on to the next story. The scientists will be unimpressed. The government will continue to in the words of President Barack Obama “keep our secrets on this.” We will return to the world of UFOs that we have known for the last 65 years.


1 comment :

  1. Anonymous2:52 PM

    Well, I'm certainly not holding my breath for any spectacular revelations. Come on, if they were going to make an actual disclosure, it would be a HUGE deal and there would be a lot more buzz going on about it. I think you're correct in your above presentation on what to expect. More government and especially military BS. Why they would do this, I don't know. I just don't expect anything fabulous or world and conscious changing to come of this. Thanks for listening and providing a place for people like me who can't shut up to post our thoughts......Big grin.......


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