posted on Jan, 24 2013 @ 02:46 PM
Originally posted by Urantia1111
reply to post by JimOberg
I appreciate your efforts, Jim. However, it is my contention that NASA is in the business of hiding the reality of Earth visitation by intelligent
life from elsewhere in the universe. Maybe the photo got out and they used the tile story to cover. I'm just not 100% convinced by your (and others)
explanation of this photo. This will happen from time to time. Not to worry though, most people will accept it.
I have no a priori problem with any organization trying to shape external knowledge of its operations, to its benefit, by any methods. Heck, it's why
I left the space program in 1997 when i blew the whistle on what i saw as a decaying safety culture that was going to kill somebody again. i testified
before Congress on this -- much good did it do, sadly.
The specific space UFO stories, however, i do have problems with, because I was in the belly of the beast for more than 20 years, knew the players,
accessed the records and the real-time space data. What passes for 'insider leaks' in the UFO world [re 'space UFOs'] are confabulating
self-promoters with bogus credentials seeking the kind of respect they never earned in the real space program.
So little of space flight is really understood -- and so much is grossly misindertood -- by the public, even by space enthusiasts and future-oriented
folks who are attracted to the UFO field, that I'm frustrated how much time [close to 100% in my estimate] is wasted on garbles, dead ends, and cruel
pranks, etc, when significant events of genuine interest go unrecognized or misconstrued.
If I sound like a secret sympathizer, I speak from personal experience with the stories of Adamski, Keyhoe, and others of the 1950s when I was an
open-minded, gullible kid. I've been there. Aside from learning to recognize, at last, how NOT to be rationale in assessing such stories, and
eventually learning better, it was a waste of time.