New official statements about UFOs
Do the statements represent another micro-step in a careful and selective disclosure process about the truth of the UFO phenomenon? Or is something else going on?
On May 26, 2019, the New York Times (NYT) published a surprisingly well written and seriously covered article about the testimony of five US Navy pilots encounters with UFOs, or UAP (“Unidentified Aerial Phenomena”).
You can read the NYT article at the following link:
'Wow, What Is That?' Navy Pilots Report Unexplained Flying Objects
WASHINGTON - The strange objects, one of them like a spinning top moving against the wind, appeared almost daily from…
My purpose here is not commenting on the content in the NYT article or the article in the Washington Post from May 28, 2019, on the same theme, which I leave a link to further below.
Instead, I would like to reflect on what all these recent statements about UFOs by the Pentagon/the US Department of Defense could mean.
But above all, I would like to critically look at my own hypothesis about an ongoing careful and selective disclosure process.
In what other ways can you interpret the output of information about the US governments serious interest in and studies of UFOs or UAP?
Before I go into that, let me share the link to the article in the Washington Post (WaPost) from May 28, 2019, with the powerful headline “UFOs exist and everyone needs to adjust to that fact.”
Perspective | UFOs exist and everyone needs to adjust to that fact
The term "UFO" automatically triggers derision in most quarters of polite society. One of Christopher Buckley's better…
If you have been fascinated by the UFO phenomenon since childhood, and out of curiosity, have read some of the most well-researched books on the UFO phenomenon (like those by J. Allen Hynek, Jacques Vallée, Donald Keyhoe, Richard Dolan, and many others), then you probably feel very excited about all the recent mainstream media coverage of UFOs/UAP.
And probably hopeful about the prospect of finally getting some answers to the many questions and mysteries surrounding, and hiding, the truth of the UFO phenomenon.
Perhaps you are asking yourself: “Is this finally the beginning of an official disclosure of the truth about the UFO phenomenon?” “Is it really happening?”
Personally, since late 2017 — “To the Stars Academy´s” press conference and the NYT articles about the Pentagon´s black UFO program, AATIP — I have had the belief that those two events represented the first step, or phase, in a careful and selective disclosure process of the UFO phenomenon.
Even if I am well aware that I do not know disclosure to be a fact, and despite being very aware of “cognitive traps” like “confirmation bias”, I still have a hard time detaching myself from my own hypothesis about an ongoing disclosure process.
And of course, the articles above in the NYT and the WaPost, do not make it easier for me to look at the information or data as critically and objectively as possible.
Furthermore, on May 31, 2019, the premiere of the six-part documentary series “Unidentified” on History Channel. Reports say that the documentary — which is following Luis Elizondo and Tom DeLong at “To The Stars Academy” — covers the UFO encounters and sightings during a nine-month period between 2014 and 2015. The same encounters and sightings that the five Navy pilots bravely share with the public in the NYT article above.
Disclosure process or not, I have a hard time believing that all the recent statements and confirmations from the US Navy and the Pentagon about UFOs, including the articles above and the soon to premiere “Unidentified”, is a coincidence.
It is likely not. There can be a strategy at play. A strategy that I believe is benign. The official confirmations of the reality of UFOs or UAP by the US government, statements about ongoing investigations of UFOs by the Pentagon, new testimonies from US Navy pilots and an upcoming UFO documentary on the History channel seems to me like a synchronized chain of events.
Look at me stepping right into a cognitive trap…
So, if what I have described above do not represent an ongoing disclosure process, in what other ways can we look at and interpret the information?
In the following, please keep in mind that I am simplifying and generalizing, especially if you are unfamiliar with the UFO subject in general and the “ufo community” in particular.
At the moment, and this is a very crude way to think about it, there are two opposing sides in the ufo community:
- One side thinks, beliefs or is convinced that “To The Stars Academy” (TTSA), with the help of other people in the background, is making an honest and genuine effort in facilitating disclosure of the truth about the UFO phenomenon.
- Another side thinks, beliefs or is convinced that TTSA, with orders from the highest echelons of the “Deep State”, is spreading misinformation about UFOs and deceiving the general public to cover up for something else. A much bigger secret.
Then, of course, there are people with beliefs and opinions somewhere in the middle of the two extremes and people who are still keeping their heads cool and waiting for further information and developments.
Now (finally!) to my point in this article.
No matter what side we consider us to be on (if any), regardless of what we think, believe or are convinced about the different aspects of the UFO phenomenon (including government cover-up, secret space program, back-engineered alien technology, etc.), we have to remember that none of us can claim to know the truth. If not all of us, most of us are at best coming with well-educated guesses about everything relating to UFOs/UAP.
The following is very important if we want to get to know the unbiased truth about the UFO phenomena:
We have to look at, interpret and analyze the content rather than the form.
What do I mean? The form, in this case, is the background of most of the people in TTSA (the Pentagon, the Department of Defense (DoD), CIA, Lockheed “Skunkworks”), the history of official denial of and misinformation about UFOs by the US government and “Operation Mockingbird.”
The content is the UFO videos (FLIR1/”Tic Tac”, Gimbal, Go Fast) released by the DoD, confirmation of the reality of UFOs or UAPs by the US government, more and more military witnesses who with great courage publicly speak about their experiences of UFOs, and so on.
For instance, read the articles above in the NYT and the Washington Post. Is there any ridicule of the UFO phenomenon in those articles? Despite them being published in mainstream “Mockingbird” newspapers? Or could those articles actually be what they seem to be: Good journalism and seriously written articles about a difficult and risky subject to write about and publish?
Could it be that the content we have seen, heard and read about the last 18 months, in fact, represents a shift in the perception and status of the UFO subject from something woo to something serious? “Why” and “why now” after seven decades of denial and misinformation are excellent questions, which I partially tried to answer or speculate on in my last article.
Or could it be that “side 2” in the ufo community, or perhaps more correctly, the alternative media sphere, is on to something? Perhaps we never should trust people with backgrounds in the Pentagon and the intelligence community? Could it be that all that is going on at the moment with these official confirmations of the reality of UFOs is just another attempt from the “powers at be” to distract us from something else? Perhaps from a secret space program? From a fake alien invasion to unite the world under a New World Order?
Maybe. Maybe not.
The only thing that matters is the truth. Whether we belong to “side 1” or “side 2”, we wish for and have the right to know the unbiased truth about the UFO phenomenon.
To get to the unbiased truth, we have to be open to different perspectives and opinions that go against our own views of the UFO phenomenon and whether we see an ongoing disclosure or deception.
It is ok, and often fun, to speculate and guess about the nature and origin of UFOs and, for instance, about what seems to be going on at the moment with the UFO subject in mainstream media.
However, we must be aware when we are speculating and be clear and consistent in differentiating between facts and assumptions.
Why is it important? Because if — and I strongly emphasise if — we are experiencing a genuine disclosure process, then many people in the world are more or less unfamiliar with the UFO phenomenon with all its aspects and implications. The last thing these people need is more confusion and fear than necessary.
The truth, the whole truth, of the UFO phenomenon will be unsettling enough to a significant portion of the worlds´ population. The late professor in psychology, John Mack, talked about an “ontological shock”.
Therefore, we who have read about and followed the research on the UFO phenomenon, and are somewhat more knowledgeable than the average person about the phenomena´s complexity, should not add confusion to the UFO subject.
In today's world of social media and inter-connectivity, ideas and rumours spread very far and very fast. We have to be careful and responsible with what we say and write.
Now is not the time for wild claims and ungrounded guesses.
Now is not 1947 or 1969. Something has changed with the UFO phenomenon and the subject of UFOs or UAP.
Perhaps, only perhaps, we have entered the era we all have been waiting for a long time?
I may be wrong. You may be wrong. The truth will sooner or later be revealed. And when it does, we will probably all look like fools.
Until then, let us look at and interpret the content rather than the form.