Ignore us at your peril.Thanks! Ignore Chorlton and Gunter - they're our local grumpy old men.
gunter wrote:A careful reading of the report indicates just the opposite.
gunter wrote:What the panel advocated was a regime of 'debunking' (yes they used that word) led by the IC, scions of pop culture and psychologists.
gunter wrote:They concluded not that there was 'nothing to the phenomena' but rather that the objects sighted were not a threat to military security- except to the extent of public acknowledgment of the events in 'these parlous times.'
POTENTIAL RELATED DANGERS
The Panel Members were in agreement with O/SI opinion that, although evidence of any direct threat from these sightings was wholly lacking, related dangers might well exist resulting from:
a. Misidentification of actual enemy artifacts by defense personnel.
b. Overloading of emergency reporting channels with "false" information ("noise to signal ratio" analogy -- Berkner).
c. Subjectivity of public to mass hysteria and greater vulnerability to possible enemy psychological warfare. Although not the concern of CIA, the first two of these problems may seriously affect the Air Defense intelligence system, and should be studied by experts, possibly under ADC. If U.F.O.'s become discredited in a reaction to the "flying saucer" scare, or if reporting channels are saturated with false and poorly documented reports, our capability of detecting hostile activity will be reduced. Dr. Page noted that more competent screening or filtering of reported sightings at or near the source is required, and that this can best be accomplished by an educational program.
ARTIFACTS OF EXTRATERRESTRIAL ORIGIN
It was interesting to note that none of the members of the Panel were loath to accept that this earth might be visited by extraterrestrial intelligent beings of some sort, some day. What they did not find was any evidence that related the objects sighted to space travelers. Mr. Fournet, in his presentation, showed how he had eliminated each of the known and probable causes of sightings leaving him "extra-terrestrial" as the only one remaining in many cases. Fournet's background as an aeronautical engineer and technical intelligence
officer (Project Officer, BLUEBOOK for 15 months) could not be slighted. However, the Panel could not accept any of the cases cited by him because they were raw, unevaluated reports. Terrestrial explanations of the sightings were suggested in some cases and in others the time of sighting was so short as to cause suspicion of visual impressions. It was noted by Dr. Goudsmit and others that extraterrestrial artifacts, if they did exist, are no cause for alarm; rather, they are in the realm of natural phenomena subject to scientific study, just as cosmic rays were at the time of their discovery 20 to 30 years ago. This was an attitude in which Dr. Robertson did not concur, as he felt that such artifacts would be of immediate and great concern not only to the U.S. but to all countries. (Nothing like a common threat to unite peoples! ) Dr. Page noted that present astronomical knowledge of the solar system makes the existence of intelligent beings (as we know the term) elsewhere than on the earth extremely unlikely, and the concentration of their attention by any controllable means confined to any one continent of the earth quite preposterous.
commdogg wrote:Its the new wave of "Jesus is coming" crap.
If the government was in conscious contact with aliens the program would be big. There would be way too many people working on it to keep a tight lid on everything. Something this huge would require tight cooperation from virtually every government on Earth. We can't even seal our borders. My two cents anyway.
jbondo wrote:Maybe there are just a handful of officials that know and meetings are small gatherings somewhere on a mountaintop. I understand your logic that Governments have trouble keeping anything small but could it be that the Aliens have asked to keep it as minimal as possible? Maybe the Aliens just beam into the Oval Office? I mean, who's going to stop an advanced race that can travel from distant stars from going anywhere they pleased? Or maybe they just pick up a couple of Generals and take them to meeting aboard their Mothership.
By the way, everything I say is hypothetical just in case someone didn't get that part of it. I have no idea if Aliens are here or if they exist at all.
jbondo wrote:Know what I mean?
You Can Call Me Ray wrote:jbondo wrote:Know what I mean?
Sure do! But especially when it comes to anything Exopolitical, the arguments on "both sides" begin to sound like fairy tales simply because they assume it as a "given" that we are being visited by exogenous intelligent life.
Not so fast, mate. What about me and that Norwegian broad? I told her to sign up here by the way.Chorlton wrote:
Ive yet to find more than a handfull of intelligent life here on earth !
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