originally posted by: karl 12
Despite folks like Saunders, Harkins and Fuller warning the general public about Condon's complete lack of objectivity and Dr McDonald's severe
criticism of 'specious argumentation' (and how the managed to omit some of the most puzzling UFO cases on record) it looks like the whitewash still
Ah yes, because the people you mentioned are so much more objective, having nothing to gain from keeping people's interest piqued, it's not like
they're writing and selling books about the subject of UFO's and/or aliens and starting websites about it intended to generate traffic for financial
gain, oh wait...
Good thing the 1st commandment of ATS isn't:
1. Thou shalt not make any mention of ATS' nr.1 cash-cow and traffic generator-subject. (or is it nr.2 after politics?)
I take it it's safe to say you don't like the conclusion of the Condon Report highlighted in my comment? Or any of the other things mentioned by
Philip Klass, Terence Hines or Donald H. Menzel in my comment? I.e. it's not 'tickling your ears'? Much like seagull? You have other desires and
preferences regarding what you want to hear about the subject.
2 Timothy 4:3,4
3 For there will be a period of time when they will not put up with the wholesome* [Or “healthful; beneficial.”] teaching, but according to
their own desires, they will surround themselves with teachers to have their ears tickled.* [Or “to tell them what they want to hear.”] 4 They
will turn away from listening to the truth and give attention to false stories.
From the quotations in my first comment you can see that some investigators are quite positive that they can identify all UFO’s as natural things or
known phenomena. Others, however, present their own special theories with which they seem to want to make some kind of gain.
For example, a concept that has captured the interest of some investigators is that UFO’s are superior beings that inhabit a “parallel
universe.” According to this theory, these beings may be “able to manipulate the electrical circuits of the human mind.” With this ability, they
could presumably control human governments. Some say they may be connected with “intelligences [that involve] the world’s leading religious
movements, miracles, angels, ghosts, fairies, poltergeists, and the like.”—UFO and The Limits of Science
, by Ronald D. Story.
Even more uncertainties developed from recent claims that in the past the United States and even other governments may have ignored or covered up some
evidence of UFO’s. The author of a 1988 publication took advantage of the Freedom of Information Act, established in 1966 in the United States,
together with sources in other countries, to gather information that according to him “proves beyond doubt that there has been a monumental cover-up
of the UFO subject.”—Above Top Secret
, by Timothy Good.
Gary Kinder, in his book Light Years
, raises questions as to what proof is needed to convince the authorities of the existence of UFO’s. He
notes that one observer asks: “What constitutes proof [of UFO’s]? Does a UFO have to land at the River Entrance to the Pentagon, near the Joint
Chiefs of Staff Offices? Or is it proof when a ground radar station detects a UFO, sends a jet to intercept it, the jet pilot sees it, and locks on
with his radar, only to have the UFO streak away at phenomenal speed?”
On the other hand, Professor Hines argues that the 997 pages of documents released, covering the period from 1949 to 1979, do not reveal an attempt at
a government cover-up. He states: “An examination of the secret CIA papers and documents on UFOs reveals an agency mildly interested in the
phenomenon but skeptical of the extraterrestrial hypothesis. These documents . . . also contradict the oft-repeated claims of a government cover-up of
the ‘truth’ about UFOs.”
One of the foremost reasons for the lack of proof is that no UFO has ever been publicly exhibited, nor have any extraterrestrial beings officially
presented themselves for public recognition. Furthermore, alleges Professor Hines, “there is no UFO photo that can be considered genuine showing
anything other than vague shapes or blobs of light.” Time and again, experts have identified UFO’s as misinterpreted sightings of Venus or of
other celestial bodies. It is evident that no solution to the UFO problem has been satisfactory to all.
At the time that the Condon Report was in the news, an Awake!
contributor discussed privately some of the results with one of the associated
scientists working at Boulder, Colorado. The scientist seemed to think that in the unexplained cases, the UFO experiences involved “mental
perceptions” of some kind. Thus, although many UFO sightings can be explained scientifically as physical things or wrong identifications, some may
involve mental or psychological experiences or perceptions.
Is there an occult influence? When reviewing the mental or psychological experiences of some who have reported contacts with UFO’s, it is also
possible to recognize similarities with spiritistic or other paranormal phenomena. One example of this is the testimony of John H. Andrews in his book
The Extraterrestrials and Their Reality
. In his acknowledgments of help in producing the book, he states: “Great appreciation also goes to
the four space people [“ET’s in physical human bodies who circulate unnoticed among us”] who told me their stories and who wished to remain
unnamed, to the numerous psychics and channels who assisted me with my many experiments, to the extraterrestrials for their many informative
messages.” Regarding these “space people,” he states: “They were all quite intelligent; all were channels for invisible
entities.”—Compare 1 Samuel 28:7, 8
Andrews also claims to have received messages from extraterrestrials. He lists some of these as: “There is no such thing as death. . . . There is no
such thing as good or evil. [Compare Genesis 3:3, 4
.] . . . Creation, evolution, and
reincarnation are valid processes at work in the Universe. . . . We (the ET’s) are not here to control or rule you, but to guide you. . . . The
Earth will soon undergo tremendous, cataclysmic changes. When these changes are completed, less than 1/1,000 of the present population will still be
The Bible also speaks of extraterrestrials, spirit creatures, such as obedient angels and disobedient, rebellious angels who became demons. Down
through Bible history, God on many occasions used faithful angels to communicate with men.
) Satan still uses his demon followers to mislead mankind with all kinds of philosophies, fads, messages, communications, and cults that
distract from the message that God’s Kingdom, his heavenly government, will soon rule over a restored earth.—Compare
Luke 4:33, 34
; James 2:19
The Christian apostle Paul gave due warning of demon influence in the last days when he wrote: “The inspired utterance says definitely that in later
periods of time some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to misleading inspired utterances and teachings of demons.”—1 Timothy
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