posted on Aug, 3 2006 @ 01:23 AM
First of all, allow me to apologize to ATS participants for not being here last night. I'm on vacation this week and decided to extend my stay at a
local hotel for an extra night. Domestic harmony took precedence over this forum. I hope everyone can relate.
I'm sure I've been fed disinformation over the years. There are many who still believe that the entire Lazar story was disinformation. I disagree.
If, as the critics suggest, this was an effort to distract public attention away from something else that was underway at Area 51, it was a disastrous
failure for an obvious reason. My stories put Area 51 on the map. It is now known all over the world. Tens of thousands of people have trekked out
into the desert to watch the base, including every major media organization in the world. Even if there were no flying saucers at Groom--ever--this
much attention has caused a lot of headaches from the folks who run Groom Lake and has disrupted ongoing programs out there. If they know that people
are in the desert, armed with cameras, watching for whatever is flying around, they often end up scrubbing test flights. The attention has also forced
the military to finally, reluctantly, admit that the base even exists, something they clearly did not want to do, as silly as that might seem. They
did not want this kind of attention, saucers or not, so if the military creatd the UFO story as a distraction from something else, they surely are
kicking themselves in the ass because of how things turned out.
Over the years, I've had a lot of people contact me with information about 51 and UFOs, and a few of them seemed to be trying to lead me away from
the central questions. I suspect, but cannot prove, that they were working for "someone", perhaps in an effort to feed me something that would blow
up in my face if I ever used it. (I initially suspected that Dan Burisch was in this category.)
I have never been asked or ordered to sit on any UFO related story by anyone in the government, although I have certainly been asked to do this by
individual sources who gave me information that was meant only for me, not for publication. I've had several similar situations related to classified
programs unrelated to UFOs, situations where someone told me about a particular program with the understanding that I could not make it public. I have
always honored these requests, just as I would for any other kind of news story for the simple reason that by keeping my word, I end up getting a lot
more info in the long run.