There’s no subject more ignored, shunned and discounted by the mainstream media than that of UFOs.
It’s absolutely true (this refusal to report, that is) and for the life of me, I can’t understand why. The implications of the ostensibly deliberate disinterest are unfathomable not to mention those of a government cover-up. In fact, the prominent ufologist Stanton Friedman calls it in effect the Watergate of the millennium.
The subject of flying saucers represents a kind of Cosmic Watergate, meaning that some few people in major governments have known since July, 1947, when two crashed saucers and several alien bodies were recovered in New Mexico, that indeed SOME UFOs are ET. As noted in 1950, it’s the most classified U.S. topic.
And note, he unabashedly calls them flying saucers and not UFOs. How can this subject, the subject, the existence of extraterrestrial beings, especially now as the latest iteration of Star Wars breaks all box office records, be of no interest to the media? And moreover, as newsrooms are shuttered, as news resources are pared and slashed, as the current crop of journalistas are desperately shaking the bushes for something, anything, to report on or cover, how can the most fascinating subject that has captivated humans since time immemorial not be leapt upon with the usual ferocity? A cursory review of the Internet reveals numerous countries along with the Vatican openly acknowledging the existence of UFO files and investigations. Do you mean to suggest there exist no enterprising media types who are unwilling to vouchsafe the fact of the investigations themselves without verifying or acknowledging the existence of alien life and interstellar adventure?
I’ve asked this question for years and renew my query, especially in view of one-time chief of staff to Bill Clinton and an outgoing advisor to Barack Obama, John Podesta and his confession this year as to his biggest regret, viz. not securing the disclosure of UFO files. RT’s Manila Chan and I discussed this very topic in The Year in Space: 2015.
Yahoo News reported that at a 2002 presser organized by the Coalition for Freedom of Information, Podesta spoke as to the necessity and importance of disclosing government UFO investigations to the public.
“It’s time to find out what the truth really is what’s out there,” he said. “We ought to do it, really, because it’s right. We ought to do it, quite frankly, because the American people can handle the truth. And we ought to do it because it’s the law.”
Why not jump on his words for that AHA! moment? Especially from the likes of the consummate White House insider. As this is a subject of great interest to me I provide the following opinion and educated hunch.
First, in full disclosure, I’ve never witnessed or viewed anything that I could or would remotely categorize as extraterrestrial, UFO-esque and/or the like. In fact, I never gave the subject much thought for most of my life, choosing instead to believe the oft-cited trope that folks who claim to have observed flying space critters were usually drunk, draft, hallucinating or combinations thereof. I’d laugh at the usual account of some hayseed roused from sleep in his double-wide only to be anally probed by some macrocephalic, almond-eyed central casting ET.
Lionel (né Michael Wm. Lebron) - RT