Hello to everyone on the Aliens and UFOs forum.
After coming across this thread www.abovetopsecret.com...
, I felt the need to name and shame someone who seems
to be the latest in a long line of hoaxers who is seeking to generate attention through unverifiable UFO stories. The guys name is Dave Masko and he
submits articles to www.huliq.com. I must point out that it seems anyone
can submit to this site. It's a blog site not a news agency.
His latest 'article' must be the third that has received attention here on ATS but really takes the biscuit as he is using the tragedy in Japan to get
people reading his drivel. Before I link to the article in question I'll outline the guy's tactics.
1) He creates a sensational headline
3) He makes some vague report that foreign news agencies and/or the web have been reporting UFOs.
2) He throws in some general quotes from a real person who has nothing to do with the headline he's created.
3) He links back to UFO documents that were released many years ago.
If you check out his claims about the news agencies you'll turn up a blank. Any reports on the web seem to be repeats of his
article, or a
couple of very flimsy UFO sitings, that do not amount to the sizeable event he's alluding to.
So here is part of Dave Masko's latest offering;
UFO sightings over Japan predicted in secret British alien report files
BRAY’ POINT – Confirmed reports of UFOs “hovering” and thousands of “flashing lights” over the epicenter of Friday’s main earthquake in
Japan – located off Miyagi Prefecture, about 230 miles northeast of Tokyo – and UFO’s spotted near Osaka and Yokohama, are predicted in the
recent British government release of 8,500 pages of secret unidentified flying object (UFO) reports that point to 60 years of UFO sightings “during
times of world crisis.”
Japan earthquake watched by UFOs, states sighting reports According to Japan’s Kyodo News Agency and other Japanese media, there’s been hundreds
and upwards of “thousands of UFO sightings” over the country since Friday’s 8.9 magnitude earthquake. Also, video footage from the news channel
NHK World English and personal videos show a UFO speeding with bright lights in the sky and then skimming over the Pacific near the quake zones in
Japan. The UFO sighting videos have been show on regional TV and the Internet since Friday, with the world UFO community noting “strange light
trails following the UFO’s over Japan.”
Moreover, a rare air defense video from Japan shows a new UFO flying over the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Regan early Monday morning,
as the carrier and accompanying guided-missile cruiser and destroyer ships arrived off Japan’s coast to help with disaster response.
Here at Bray’s Point – a popular location for viewing UFOs by the local Oregon “watcher” group – there’s more or less calm along the
stretch of coastline that was slammed on Friday with massive Tsunami waves. Famed UFO author and “watcher” Jacqueline Estrella and her daughter
Marie surveyed the Bray’s Point beach on Sunday afternoon looking for the usual Japanese fishing floats and other debris that she said “is common
after a major storm.”
“You look directly out across the Pacific and if you were traveling by, say any vast amount of speed, would find yourself in Japan because it
directly across the sea from us. I told Marie that you wonder what our friends up in the sky are doing right now over there and here for that matter.
It’s a wonder, and a great time to be alive if you believe,” Estrella added with a big grin. This story is number two in an occasional series of
reports about what the secret British UFO files contain, and what new information these documents reveal.
Now there are a number of dishonest things about this article.
1) The title includes the words 'secret British alien report files '. - Well I'm sorry Dave but the British MOD have never released files about
aliens have they? That would be pretty much game over in the disclosure stakes and us UFO nuts here on ATS would already have heard about it
2) With the words "'BRAY’ POINT – Confirmed reports of UFOs “hovering” and thousands of “flashing lights” over the epicenter of
Friday’s main earthquake in Japan' " Dave is giving the impression that someone or some kind of agency at 'BRAY’ POINT (which we learn is in
Oregon USA) has confirmed UFO sitings in Japan.
- this is obviously dishonest as Dave Masko goes on to quote someone called 'Jacqueline Estrella' from a local Oregon UFO group later in the article,
who gives her opinion on what could
happen. Hardly confirmed sitings is it Dave?
3) " According to Japan’s Kyodo News Agency and other Japanese media, there’s been hundreds and upwards of “thousands of UFO sightings” over
the country "
- No there haven't , this is easily checkable. There are no reports at english.kyodonews.jp...
4) The fact that these Japanese UFOs were 'predicted' in British Alien UFO files......is not a fact, it is Dave Masko's opinion.
Here are a few snippets of Dave Masko's other UFO related articles/opinion pieces
STONEFIELD BEACH, Oregon – This remote state park that touches the Pacific Ocean and the coastal rainforest is where, say local UFO experts,
“aliens will show themselves.” In fact, the best time to have a “close encounter” with known UFO visitors is “when the Geminids arrives,”
explains a local UFO hunter who asked not to be identified.
- So we have anonymous 'experts' here, nice
UFO sightings spawn COMETA report, fear of world crisis
EUGENE, Ore. – Confirmed UFO sightings over Cairo and the port city of Suez in Egypt early Saturday morning comes at a time when the United
Nations is reviewing the French government produced COMETA Report that states “about five percent of UFO sightings defy conventional explanation”
and often occur at a time of world crisis; while, also stating that UFOs “constitute a real phenomenon warranting immediate international
- On this one he's linking recent UFO sightings in Egypt to a report that came out in the 1990's. The 'fear of world crisis' is purely a figment of
Dave Maskos fertile imagination.
McMINNVILLE, Ore. – Ask any member of Oregon’s UFO “watchers” group about how they choose members, and the answer is “we don’t choose
them, we recognize them;” because those who believe are “chosen,” and those who don’t believe fear “possibly large-scale civil unrest
culminating in a new world order,” adds a leading UFO expert.
- In this article Dave skilfully combines an Oregon UFO sighting dating to the 1950s, the Oregon UFO 'watchers' group' and the genuine UFO
researcher Leslie Kean. He does a good job of trying to make it look like Kean has commented on what was said by the Oregon UFO group.
BRAY'S POINT – It’s said that at Bray’s Point – a UFO sighting location for “watchers” and the furtherst place West along the Oregon coast
– to “look North by Northwest to far off Eastern Siberia” that, according to recently released British government secret UFO files, is reported
to have possible alien encampments in its deep forests; meanwhile two top UFO experts state that 2011 is it for alien contact.
U.K. UFO report creates a lot of worldwide interest
Last week’s release of 8,500 pages of secret British unidentified flying object (UFO) reports are growing in both size and number with keen interest
by world authorities. At the same time, the fascination with Charlie Sheen is tempered by serious questions regarding this hoard of valuable UFO
sighting and alien contact information that’s been kept under lock and key for more than 60 years.
- This one is actually Dave's most entertaining article I feel. He manages to get Charlie sheen in there along with his oregon watchers group and
stale UFO documents.
unfortunately with his garbled sentences that make no gramatical sense it seems like Dave was having a Charlie Sheen moment when he wrote this one!
So you may feel I've been a little unkind in unpicking Dave Maskos entertaining articles but I feel that the latest article that exploits the
Japanese disaster just highlights the dishonesty and motives of this man. I probably would have left him alone if he just continued to write his
entertaining stories, without trying to exploit the Japanese situation.
All in all I think it's safe to say that obfuscation is the name of Dave Masko's game. I think we can conclude that his articles should not be
considered a genuine source at all here on ATS.
edit on 18-3-2011 by DrHammondStoat because: spellingz