The speculations that disclosure of UFO reality would result in mass panic and disorder are not very convincing, especially as so many people apparently already believe in the space aliens. It is difficult to see how others would be particularly upset merely by the release of previously classified information. Surely if we are really being visited by ETs, it would be they who decided whether or not to place their reality beyond any doubt, not our politicians and security organisations. This book is fairly typical of other recent ones on UFOs, as it relies too much on cases which have been satisfactorily explained and uses obviously unreliable sources.
I was working with an axe when I suddenly saw that, to the north, the sky split in two and fire appeared high over the forest,” a local miner, Semyon Semyonov, one of the few eye-witnesses of the event, recalled at the time. “At that moment I became very hot, as if my shirt was on fire. I wanted to tear off my shirt and throw it down, but then the sky closed, and a strong thump sounded. I was thrown off the porch. After that, there followed such a noise, as if rocks were falling or cannons were firing; the earth shook, and when the sky opened up, hot wind raced from the north, like from cannons, which left traces in the ground like pathways…
The Soviet mathematician Matest M. Agrest (1915-2005) sparked the Soviet ancient astronaut craze nearly a decade before the theory gained widespread popularity in the West. In 1959, he proposed that Sodom and Gomorrah had been destroyed by an extraterrestrial nuclear device (which conveniently also killed Lot’s wife in the presence of witnesses), and that the terrace of Baalbek in Lebanon was a launch pad for alien spacecraft. Because Agrest was a scientist, unlike earlier European and American writers, his work attained a spurious credibility, especially with Jacques Bergier and Louis Pauwels, who saw in it not the anti-religious propaganda it was but rather confirmation that H. P. Lovecraft and Charles Fort had been on to something. His work found its way into Morning of the Magicians (1960), through which it was disseminated to Erich von Daniken, Zecharia Sitchin, and countless others.
Between 1981 and 1983, Obama is supposed to have visited Mars twice, by way of a teleportation chamber called a “jump room.” Basiago, a fellow chrononaut, told the website Exopolitics that he saw Obama “walk back to the jump room from across the Martian terrain.” To acknowledge his comrade, Obama is said to have told Basiago, “We’re here” — apparently, “with some sense of fatalism.”
We are told an absurd tale by Kathleen Marden about a woman, who was previously unable to conceive, who became pregnant after asking the ETs to help her. She was taken on board one of their craft and show a sort of library of foetuses in jars. A Grey indicated one and said “this one looks about right”. A few days later she found out she was pregnant. The child subsequently born, we are told, “looked pretty normal, but had some physical characteristics that were different from the physical characteristics of his family”. Hmmm. Well, there may be other explanations.
‘One of [Kennedy’s] concerns was that a lot of these UFOs were being seen over the Soviet Union and he was very concerned that the Soviets might misinterpret these UFOs as U.S. aggression, believing that it was some of our technology,’ Mr Lester told AOL News. ‘I think this is one of the reasons why he wanted to get his hands on this information and get it away from the jurisdiction of NASA so he could say to the Soviets, “Look, that’s not us, we’re not doing it, we’re not being provocative. “.’
John Keel exposed the essential weakness of the ETH by drawing attention to the fact that UFO witnesses did not simply describe seeing strange craft or strange lights in the sky; he published the strange stories which the witnesses told him about visits from the Men in Black, and their incredibly odd behaviour, and all manner of other implausible details. Most of the ETH enthusiasts carefully edit these inconvenient details out of their reports, no doubt in order to give them an aura of scientific respectability. They attempt to discount Keel’s findings by accusing him of being thoroughly unscientific and irrational