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Nick Pope Promises Military UFO Secrets Revealed Today

I’m so happy I edited my Google News feed to bring up stories about UFOs. Not only are these stories generally less depressing that reading about barbaric rioters who can’t comprehend freedom of speech or the latest god-awful-cannibal-sex-crime-murder-spree, its also made me realize just how many UFO stories make the news every week.

This week there’s been reports of a major battle taking place in the Pacific Ocean between hostile UFOs and the combined forces of the Chinese and U.S. navies. (Well, the U.S. navies not tied up in the Middle East.) Parellels have been drawn to this summer’s Battleship showing that fiction really does intrude upon our world; even really, really shitty fiction. Wow.

Stories like this (and the movie when it came out as well) also bring up an old paranoia of mine. Could world governments use a fake invasion to distract citizens from domestic situations such as poverty or human rights violations? A false “Earth vs. the Flying Saucers” could be used to whip citizens into a patriotic fervor; a slight of hand to gain more power and deprive people of the natural freedoms. I realize I’m being fanciful but its always good to keep in mind just how untrustworthy governments, or any group of people blatantly seeking power, are by their very nature.

A more interesting story appeared today on Huffington Post that I thought must people here would be interested in; tomorrow at 6:30 p.m.  four retired U. S. colonels and Nick Pope, UFO investigator for the British Ministry of Defense and author of books such as Open Skies, Closed Minds, will be unveiling “UFO secrets.” One participant,  Col. William Coleman, seems to think that he’s figured out the UFO enigma in its entirety and its a solution that no one has yet produced. Sounds interesting, though UFO investigators and paranormalists are generally an imaginative bunch; maybe he hasn’t looked that much into what other investigators have to say.

Perhaps this is a disinformation campaign or a build up to something incredibly underwhelming. Since Coleman claims to have witnessed a “classic flying saucer” in the clear light of day hopefully his solution will be more interesting and convincing than swamp gas or weather balloons. Personally I’m longing its something to wipe the smug smiles off the churchgoers at CSISCOP and the James Randi Foundation’s faces. I’m not holding my breath though. (Anyways, there’s no guarantee a group of people so dogmatic and stuck in a single reality tunnel could be convinced of anything other than their expectations. I imagine if an alien landed in some of those folk’s backyards their minds still wouldn’t accept it; they’ll always have “mass hallucination” to fall back upon.)

You can read the entire article here. Perhaps what is said tomorrow at the National Atomic Testing Museum will be a game changer.

 

S.
Vicegerent of God on Earth, Priest in the Order of Melchizedek, and Ex-Pornographer

15 Comments

  1. Agent Sculder

    09/24/2012 at 3:32 AM

    It better not be another stunt for Nick Pope’s employer, Sony PlayStation! ;-)

  2. idoubtit

    09/24/2012 at 7:37 AM

    Still waiting… still nothing…

    What was the point of this by the museum?

  3. S.

    09/24/2012 at 8:58 AM

    Well, it doesn’t look like there’s any development on the promised UFO Revelation. Damn.

    However, gnostic cosmology has now been mixed up with the flying saucer battle in the Pacific. http://www.examiner.com/article/ufo-war-alien-invasion-part-of-religious-agenda-says-contactee

    Maybe the archons have smote Nick Pope.

  4. Conquistador3

    09/24/2012 at 10:02 AM

    In my long (it will be thirty years next March) experience with UFO research I have learned that when military/government men are involved you are in for a rough ride.
    There may be some “Earth-shattering” revelations but they are usually backed by absolutely zero hard evidence. Worse yet, their books, articles and speeches are always suspiciously lacking in details, not to mention they use a language that sounds surprisingly un-military.
    While some believe they are “plants” working for the CIA, the MoD or any shadowy government agency under the sun, my personal belief is they are using their position to make a quick buck.
    “Colonel So-and-So (Ret)” on the book cover or on the speakers list sounds much better than the usual collection of conspiracy theorists, contactees, New Age gurus, abductees etc. The public is naturally led to believe he/she will have some refreshing views on the subject, not to mention he/she will be privy to some “secret” information he/she may be willing to share.
    The reality is these men and women not only do not add anything to what we have already heard a thousand times, but speak in a language which seems surprisingly “dumbed down”, especially considering many of them hold prestigious titles from universities, military schools etc. I have read books on the subject by PhD’s that could have been written by any not particularly clever high school student.
    Bad news: I went to the Uni as well and I can spot when somebody is trying to sound “simple” at all costs to appeal to the widest possible audience.

    • S.

      09/25/2012 at 8:43 AM

      I think my favorite take on college degrees being used to “validate” peoples opinions, especially in the Ufology field, is from the South Park episode about Ancient Aliens where all the talking heads are graduates of DeVry University. (Not that [in my opinion] there is anything intrinsically wrong with an online degree.) Having spent enough time to walk out of college with a couple of degrees I have little to no respect for academics in general. I find that usually professors are intelligent despite their “qualifications.”

      Not that I’m particularly conservative and hate the “liberal professor” stereotype, I just really hate academic dogma and snobbery; when I flipped through the average Norton Anthology I spotted quite a few biographical errors, idiotic resentment based interpretations, and ridiculous omissions and inclusions of certain authors.

      Sorry about that rant.

      I also am generally distrustful of military types. That goes for politicians and cops as well. I guess flashing around a military ranking seems authoritarian and pedantic to me.

      Oh well. Anyways, I always appreciate your thoughtful input.

  5. S. Hill

    09/24/2012 at 10:21 AM

    I am currently appalled. Awaiting confirmation before I *facepalm*

    http://wp.me/p21oZP-3Fm

  6. S.

    09/24/2012 at 11:12 AM

    Just to clarify, this whole article was tongue-in-cheek and a vehicle for me to editorialize. I’ve long since stopped expecting there to ever be any “huge [or even medium sized] clarification” on this subject.

    Sharon: While my personal feelings on Sagan would obviously be similar to my views on CSICOP, I can understand your horror. I doubt Sagan would have wanted anything to do with this trivial little mess. The whole thing look like a publicity stunt.

    Or was it all feint to cover up the Battle of the Pacific?

  7. S.

    09/24/2012 at 11:13 AM

    *a feint* and that was also a joke.

  8. RosUNwell

    09/24/2012 at 12:57 PM

    Well, it’s the 24th now. This seems to be a lot of fuss about nothing. Hype cos of his fame, but no result.

  9. S.

    09/27/2012 at 5:44 AM

    For what it’s worth, here’s the first follow up I’ve found (from the Las Vegas Sun): http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/sep/25/ufo-military-secrets-revealed-revelations-spark-mo/

  10. idoubtit

    09/27/2012 at 10:34 AM

    I agree with Conquistador3. That really appears to be the norm of how these things work.

    Believe it or not, I have a friend who knows Ann Druyan, Carl’s wife. She found the museum twitter comment to be… “strange”. Indeed. I don’t think pandering to the UFO crowd is really the way to go for such a sponsored institution.

  11. S.

    09/27/2012 at 12:49 PM

  12. Michael

    10/04/2012 at 11:19 PM

    Oh Nick I love you. I remember him using a video of a UFO that was shot in Fremont, CA and the article he had wrote claimed it to be somewhere in Dublin. I informed him of the error and he told me it didn’t matter if the information was incorrect as long as it brought the UFO subject matter to light. Lost all respect for him after that.

  13. Red Pill Junkie

    10/27/2012 at 10:40 AM

    I just listened to Rich Dolan’s Truth Out Radio podcast of Sept. 29th. It seems that the only startling revelation in that whole event, was Nick Pope’s admittance of writing reports of the MoD concerning the researchers attending to the UFO conferences he was invited to!

    IMO it’s like a remake of the Bill Moore scandal.

    Presently I can’t find more information confirming this, though :-/

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