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Are they preparing us?

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posted on Jan, 25 2008 @ 10:56 PM
Newsweek Article

UFO spotters endure endless jokes about their experiences. But even people who debunk the very notion of UFOs take them seriously. "No one should make fun" of Stephenville's UFO spotters, says Theodore Schick of Muhlenberg College, a liberal arts school in Allentown, Pa. They "had a real experience that's out of the ordinary." But Schick and experts in physics and human psychology say the experiences have scientific explanations. Scientists now probe the most microscopic aspects of the brain and the farthest reaches of the galaxy. Source

In recent years i believe that the media's attitude towards the reporting of UFO sightings and events has changed significantly.

It was not so long ago that any story related to the subject would be followed by a 'beam me up Scotty' style comment, the story's credibility being crushed by the reporters and their cynicism.

Within the past year or so though, the attitude seems to have changed. Beginning with the O'Hare incident, mainstream media sources have begun to treat the subject more seriously by providing comprehensive segments on the subject and leaving out their sarcastic and detrimental comments.

Then along came the Texas UFO wave and Stephensville. Dozens of witnesses, several (possible) videos and images and large-scale media coverage.

No jokes, no talk of little green men or weirdos. Just straight up reporting of the event as if it were a far more serious topic.

The military, post-media frenzy decided to offer their explanation for the events which, in most people's eyes, only added the the credibility of the witnesses and likelihood that the event actually occurred and was caused by a genuine UFO. Hell, even some of the major news outlets ridiculed the military for their report, not the UFO witnesses.

The point i am coming to is that this change in attitude seems to be an attempt by whoever pulls the strings to familiarize the public, skeptics and believers alike, of the presence of UFOs.

The article i linked above hit me like a freight train when i opened my browser today. A large, colour UFO image with EXPLAINING UFO SIGHTINGS across the centre of the page.

The small links to it's side also hold some interesting 'propaganda'. The link entitled EARTH SAVIORS? sends the reader to an article headed: How UFOs and Bigfoot Could Save Earth.

There is also a link there focused at introducing people to 'gray aliens'.

Why? That's the big question here.

Why has the media's attitude to the reporting of UFOs undergone such a polarization?

Are the public being prepared for a large-scale event or announcement? Are we being conditioned to accept UFOs as a mainstream topic in preparation for more sightings?

Are the governments of the world testing highly advanced aircraft and using the mythos of UFOs and aliens as a cover?

Or are these craft witnessed by thousands every year really from somewhere else and the government is attempting to desensitize the public to their appearance in case they finally decide to reveal themselves to the world?

What are your thoughts?

posted on Jan, 25 2008 @ 11:10 PM
I think they've been preparing us since the Roswell incident for some type of staged contact and/or invasion. Just my .02 cents.

posted on Jan, 25 2008 @ 11:34 PM
reply to post by GeeGee

We'll have to agree to disagree here.

From how i see it, there has been a concerted effort to suppress and ridicule any mention of UFOs up until recently.

I just want to know who's ordered to change in approach to dealing with UFO-related news.

posted on Jan, 25 2008 @ 11:45 PM
I'm much in agreence with you fooffstar. They are preparing us for something. Question is what exactly are their motives. I find it hardly believable that they would all of a sudden confirm their existence without their own agenda.

posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 12:27 AM
reply to post by eRauzed

Of course.

They wouldn't announce anything because of a moral obligation. Someone would have to benefit from it.

That someone is the key.

posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 12:56 AM
I remember the same claims being made about the X-Files in the 90's. Without a doubt, it also went some way to desensitizing the public to the idea of ET interactions.

They (the powers that be) may have taken it up a few notches since but how can they not with the mounting weight of credible evidence & sightings against them. They know as well as anyone that the old balloon stories just don't fly anymore (pun intended).

We are also in a technological world now where everyone carries a camera of some description on their person - via phone or whatever. The chances of these 'craft' being caught on camera is incredibly high. .. thus the evidence mounts further..

It's my point of view that the military or whoever will eventually come clean simply because they have no choice. No doubt there will be some long winded, convoluted stories as to why we weren't told sooner but that will just be the governments (or whoevers) spin doctors trying to hang onto what little slivers of integrity they have left.

That's my 20c worth!

posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 03:55 AM
reply to post by InfaRedMan

Also very true.

That is, unless the craft themselves are military test craft. They may be using the whole 'alien spacecraft' theory as a cover to test new aircraft, and if that is the case, they will continue to use it as long as possible.

Perhaps the reason they are now willing to let the media report the stories to their full potential means they really do want people to become more interested. Note that the Yahoo link I posted in the OP refers to UFOs as spacecraft and even has separate links about aliens and grays. No mention of the disc technology taken from the Nazis after WW2 or any possible black projects.

If they convince people that UFOs really are extraterrestrial craft then they can continue to test weapons and aircraft indefinitely, as they can keep using horrid cover stories to make the people say 'they know more than they are letting on, it must have shocked them as much as everyone else'.

posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 04:21 AM
I find the so-called "scientific explaination" rather patronising and highly irritating.

"Scientists now probe the most microscopic aspects of the brain and the farthest reaches of the galaxy.

Evolution provides a good starting place for explaining why people have paranormal experiences.

For all but the last 10,000 years of human history, man survived by hunting and gathering plants. To interpret a mysterious world, man projected his own fears and understandings onto his environment. In the "enchanted" view of the world, every part of nature—rocks, trees, hills, water—was alive and filled with spirit. Even in the age of science, the human brain still projects ideas and images on the world.

"People have been seeing things long before they ever had any ideas about UFOs," says Robert Park, a physicist at the University of Maryland. "In the Middle Ages we saw demons in the dark. At other times we see angels in the things we can't explain."

When people see something they cannot explain—which might happen more frequently in a "noisy environment," Park says—they use images stored in the brain to complete the picture and make sense of it. Because culture is full of images from "The Twilight Zone," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "The Matrix," and UFO documentaries on the Discovery Channel, people project those sci-fi images.

People seeing images also make precise assessments that defy easy explanation. A Stephenville businessman's estimate that a milelong spaceship was traveling 120,000 miles an hour—he says the ship moved as fast in four seconds as his Cessna jet travels in 20 minutes—exceeds the average person's ability to judge distances and speed.

The Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein used the image of the "duck-rabbit" to explain how people construct ideas and images according to the language of their culture. The image could be viewed as either a duck or a rabbit. Studies show that some people are able to see one of the figures while others can see both. How each person interprets the image depends on both psychological and social factors.

Michael Persinger, a behavioral neuroscientist at Laurentian University, takes the analysis of brainwork even deeper. Working with 2,000 research subjects, Persinger has shown how magnetic stimulation of different parts of the brain can activate different feelings and emotions—such as oneness with God, feelings of love and lust, anger and anxiety, and even the feeling of being in the presence of a UFO.

Many UFO sightings come during a period of earthquakes, when shifts in the earth's plates alter the atmosphere's magnetic charges. So it's not surprising that people's brains could vividly experience what seems to be a UFO sighting or even an alien abduction."

Thats complete and utter rubbish and in my opinion proves that they're still coming up with ludicrous "Explainations" for ufos.....

posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 08:01 AM
Are they preparing us?

I would tend to think the public is preparing them and not the other way around, at least not yet.

Internet, Video Age, recnt major media airing of the recent Disclosure project -2-, and things such as 65-75 % percent general belief UFOs exist is having an effect in the opening of the Government's rusty can of worms.

The Spark in UFO interest lately I feel can be credited toward sites such as Above Top Secret and it's members -- dedication toward finding the truth one report/thread at a time.

I don't think there could be much question News media such as CNN has done a bunch in spreading multi-witness reports to the masses, why?
UFOs are hot in public interest now and probably sells commercial spots.

I also think with Mr Bush at 32% favour-ability, the press feel less restrained in getting into and airing the taboo UFO/EBE subject at the moment.


posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 09:47 AM
reply to post by fooffstarr

I agree they are preparing us, but I believe they are preparing us by setting us up. The stealth blimp that people keep seeing in civilian areas is a set-up for dissapointment in the UFO community, when they declassify the project.

posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 11:49 AM
Who is "they"? Surely Yahoo is running UFO stories because their traffic stats show UFO stories get a lot of hits. A lot of hits = a lot of advertising revenue.

Doesn't that sound like a more reasonable explanation, as opposed to "the editor of is part of clandestine group of people 'in the know' and is making calculated decisions to prepare the general public for contact"?

posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 12:00 PM
I too want to know who "they" are.

I wondered about this back in the mid 70's when Close Encounters came out. Much was said even when The Day the Earth Stood Still came out in the early 50's. This has been an ongoing debate since then with the UFO groups. Mainly to raise awareness or financial support for the different groups. It is much easier today with E-mail and the internet.

The average guy would think with all the cell phones and gizmos that have cameras built in, there would be a millions of new pics and videos instead of the dirth that there is.

Bottom line....I'm ready, I was born ready!

posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 09:40 PM
reply to post by hinky

Responding mainly to the new pics and videos comment.

Every day there is probably 100 or so UFO related videos or footage added to Youtube and Liveleak.

The problem is the way it is distributed. Some of it may be real, genuine footage but thanks to all the hoaxes, misidentifications and viral videos it is very hard to take any online video seriously.

posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 10:24 PM
Of course they are preparing us...

Heck I see "aliens" in every other comercial on TV. In battery comercials, anti drug comercials..Hell, the Mcdonalds in Roswell is in the shape of a UFO. and just recently Steven Spielbergs "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" is now in our National Archives. If that dont say somethin, I dont know what does.

posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 11:59 PM
Preparing us for what would be the question.

I wonder what the possibility is that maybe Earth people is the last or close to the last living things these Aliens hasnt taken over yet, seems to me out of all the UFO encounters seen that theirs different races of aliens all over the place.

posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 08:39 AM

Originally posted by fooffstarr
Every day there is probably 100 or so UFO related videos or footage added to Youtube and Liveleak.

The problem is the way it is distributed. Some of it may be real, genuine footage but thanks to all the hoaxes, misidentifications and viral videos it is very hard to take any online video seriously.

Man I agree about the hoaxes and viral videos. I guess that kind of thing always supplies the powers that be with plausible denial. That's what sh*ts me!

Sure it's fun for the hoaxer but they never stop to think about the years of dedication people put into this subject and how they can destroy/undermine everything with one fowl swoop. I guess it makes them feel better for being born with a small penis and too much time on their hands.. LOL!

[edit on 31/1/08 by InfaRedMan]

posted on Feb, 2 2008 @ 07:04 AM

Originally posted by fooffstarr
reply to post by hinky

Responding mainly to the new pics and videos comment.

Every day there is probably 100 or so UFO related videos or footage added to Youtube and Liveleak.

The problem is the way it is distributed. Some of it may be real, genuine footage but thanks to all the hoaxes, misidentifications and viral videos it is very hard to take any online video seriously.


I believe you've pretty-much hit on the truth. I also think there is a significant deliberate disinfo campaign to muddy the waters between real and hoaxed UFO videos found online.

There are the Hoaxers but there are also the departments flooding video sites with poorly made UFO video designed to be dis-proven or eventually believed as a hoax cgi. Why, more and more viewers will lose interest in most videos, missing real video footage of unknowns which will keep the skeptic numbers alive and growing amongst other reasons.

Hoax flags I watch for includes: short video time lengths, lack of fuzziness surrounding or near bottom of craft, no heat waves, not showing the UFO departure.
Non Hoax flags include multi-witness/video from other areas taken at roughly the same time who are not known to each other. Full written or taped interviews of the witnesses by experienced Ufologists.

Major media video of UFOs. Craft that are not swaying when static no matter how strong the wind may be. Positive Video analysis by professionals such as ATS' Video/Photo Analyst Guru -- Ritzman.

I spend far more time looking at old reports, film and photos than the new. It was a time when a witness was deemed nuts if he/she seen a saucer and reported it. Same go's for filmed reports, except there was little to know fakery that could so ealily be caught using today's technology on old faked-films. Disclosure from past Military people and Governmental scientists may be the best information of all on the UFO problem past and present?


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