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originally posted by: AgentAnderson
Things got weird with that NY times article. I've looked at a great number of UFO cases. Modern, ancient and in between. There has always been one thing, and only one thing, that is the same for all of them: the media, be it newspapers, radio, or whatever, almost always treats the topic as a joke.
For example: Kelly-Hopkinsville goblins 1955, a classic case. Lots of media outlets claim the event was caused by alcohol, despite Chief Greenwell, who was on scene that night, specifically noting that there was no evidence of alcohol consumption. As a side note, since alcohol is a common explanation for sightings, if anyone knows which type works please let me know because no matter how drunk I get I never see the UFOs.
There are many examples. But the weird thing is that the media did a total 180 starting with that NY times article. I assume everyone knows what I am talking about. If not Google "tic tac UFO" and try reading these forums.
I have been seeing the topic treated seriously, on all outlets. And there seems to be a pattern. One story says they found life on Mars. The next day, maybe they were wrong. They found an interstellar object. One seemingly credible astronomer from a prominent University thinks it could be an alien probe. Pretty much everyone else disagrees. Next year they find another, but it's a comet. But when news stories about the comet start to pop up, I see other stories about life on Enceladus, intergalactic probes, etc. JRE, the 800 lb gorilla of podcasting: Mr. Rogan claims to be a hard core skeptic on every episode I listen to. But all of a sudden, he has Bob Lazar and that other guy on the show, and now he (Rogan) is a true believer. He has Dan Akroid on the show and despite Mr. Akroid sounding unhinged, Rogan goes with it (more or less). There are examples like this everywhere you look. And it all started after that NY Times article.
I'm usually pretty skeptical but the timing of these news stories can't be a coincidence.
So what gives? Is the government finally doing the whole disclosure thing? Well...
Rember Roswell? How they had that press release from the Air Force? I don't believe for a second that the government feels the need to share the truth with the populace. In fact I think that they will always muddy the waters as much as possible. Truth is irrelevant; they will always meddle to keep the argument going.
So what? Why the disclosure? I mean, maybe it isn't. But it looks 100% like soft disclosure. I think it's true that if aliens landed on the White House lawn, people would flip right out. Not everyone. Maybe only 5-10%. But enough to seriously disrupt society, at least short term.
If the Government lies 100% of the time then why? Why go ahead with soft disclosure if they can just lie about stuff like they always have? The only explanation is their hand is being forced.
Astronomers are detecting a great number of exoplanets. I read one method uses the Doppler shift of planets on their host star. Do you realize how incredibly subtle that is?
I think that someone has detected an advanced civilization on one of these exoplanets. Civilization's signature would stick out like a sore thumb.
It's only a matter of time until the announcement of advanced life. If NASA for example found it using a common method, then they know others will find it too. Even amateur astronomers, who are sometimes impressively capable, could do it. But well funded (government) entities are most likely to find it first. Therefore their hand is forced.
It requires soft disclosure. Many people's world view will be completely disrupted, as strange as that may seem to us here on ATS. And they will flip out.
Anyway, this is just an idea I had, but I am curious to see what everyone else thinks.
originally posted by: Raggedyman
I think a newspaper wants to be relevant, sell more copies, appeal to the lowest/most profitable common denominator and be relevant again
Why not post conspiracies about aliens, people love that
Newspapers selling click bait, that’s the reality of msm
Look at the Trump battles. That is money to the media, that’s why they perpetuate the war, money