posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 09:14 PM
I'm not sure whether this is the appropriate place for this topic, but it should be of interest to conspiracy-minded readers who follow government
I received an email from an acquaintance yesterday detailing an odd experience he had at the hands of several government agents in an airport. It was
a long message and rather than cut and paste it I will briefly summarize the contents, below.
The person in question (I'll call him "John") was on a domestic flight between two medium-sized US cities. Right before landing, the plane
experienced some very heavy turbulence, rattling and dropping unexpectedly before banking at a very sharp angle and then settling back into a normal
pattern. Apparently it was bad enough to elicit screams of shock and fear from many of the passengers. The plane landed without any undue difficulties
or injuries, the captain apologized, and everyone got off.
After this, John collected his luggage and he was on his way out of the airport when two government agents in "Mr. Smith"-style "men in black"
coats, ties, and sunglasses stopped him and flashed badges. The men did not identify themselves by name or give the name of the government agency they
worked for; the badge was flashed too fast for the person to get a good look at it but it was clear these were not normal police or security men, nor
were they airline or airport personnel. "Politely but firmly," in John's words, they motioned for him to follow them. They were wearing headsets
and spoke some crisp jargon code to somebody as they led John back through the terminal and through a small unmarked door into a brightly-light
concrete room with a table and so on. By this time John was trying to ask a few questions by the men just ignored him until he was seated.
The men began to pepper him with questions: who he was, what he was doing, where he was going. But the questions took an odd turn: the men kept asking
him why he was not afraid when the plane dropped and experienced turbulence. John found it an exceedingly odd line of questioning.
He had, indeed, remained rather calm throughout the event in the plane, not manifesting any fear, shock, or nervousness like the other passengers.
"What can I say, I guess I'm hard to rattle," he wrote in the letter. He did not recognize the interrogators from the flight, nor did they identify
themselves as being on the flight. They kept asking him WHY he hadn't yelled out or been scared like the other passengers. Was he drunk? On any
medication? Had he had brain surgery recently or undergone any neurological treatment? No, no, and no. They even asked him if he meditated or
practiced any yogic-style disciplines, a question he found extremely odd and answered truthfully as "no." He wrote that he wished he hadn't
answered it because it was verging on religious belief, but he was just so taken aback by the whole line of questioning that he blurted out "no"
before he could even think of it. The men made him answer the same set of questions about 4 times and peppered him with a set of random questions
about his lifestyle, health, job, and so on.
After ten minutes or so John finally asked if he was under arrest or being charged with anything, and if not could the let him go. The men said
certainly, he could go and that they were just "collecting information." They asked him to fill out several un-letterheaded forms with name,
address, and telephone numbers and then led him to the exit and let him go.
In his email, John said he wished he had stood up for his rights a bit or pressed the men harder on who they represented, why they were interested in
his "lack of fear" on the flight, and so on. But, the whole thing happened so quickly and he was so taken aback by it that he just dumbly went
along. In retrospect, however, he found the whole thing extremely bizarre, especially the primary line of questioning ("why were you not afraid when
the plane experienced difficulties?"). He could not slot it into any category or grasp what it all meant, and I admit that neither can I.
Like John himself, I find the whole thing disturbing and confusing, and like him, I have no idea why this could have happened or what these two were
"investigating," either. I am posting this in the hope that perhaps some of you might have ideas about what this all means.