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Re: Pravda - Fifty-Five Years Of Insanity -

From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac@compuserve.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 19:26:32 -0400
Fwd Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 21:04:35 -0400
Subject: Re: Pravda - Fifty-Five Years Of Insanity -


 >Source: On-Line Pravda

 >http://english.pravda.ru/main/2002/06/24/30993.html


 >16:46 2002-06-24

 >FIFTY-FIVE YEARS OF INSANITY

 >Today is a historical day for humanity: 55 years ago, on June
 >24, 1947, the first publication about unidentified flying
 >objects (UFO) appeared in the USA.

 >The publication reported that pilot Kenneth Arnold noticed nine
 >disk-shaped objects not far from Mount Rainier (Washington
 >State) when he was searching for a lost plane. The objects were
 >moving at a speed of over 1,000 miles per hour. Later, the words
 >of the pilot were confirmed by locals and servicemen.

 >Soon, more publications dedicated to UFOs appeared in the press.
 >The US military authorities became very worried about the
 >objects found in the sky over the USA and adopted a special
 >project for the investigation of the UFO phenomenon. US
 >servicemen believed that the flying objects were nothing else
 >than new spy planes of the Soviet Union.

 >In the project's network, a special task group was initiated at
 >Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, in January
 >1948. At the same very time, the Pentagon informed that
 >appearence of the UFO was caused by one of three reasons: mass
 >hysteria and hallucinations, fraud, or the wrong interpretation
 >of familiar objects. The results of the investigation revealed
t>hat, if the UFO existed, it had nothing to do with the USSR.

 >At the end of the 1940s, another project named Discontent aimed

PROJECT GRUDGE (translated to some Russian word and then back
into English as "Discontent".... <LOL>


 >at the detailed investigation of UFOs and their possible effects
 >on the US national security was launched. The project was
 >successfully finished on December 27, 1949 when it was announced
 >that UFOs posed no danger to the security of the USA.

 >The results of the investigation of unidentified flying objects
 >were published in the so-called Blue Book in 1957.

Huh? An attempt to refer to Ruppelt's book of 1955, perhaps?

 >Independently of the Pentagon, the CIA set up a special
 >commission to study the connections between the UFO phenomenon
 >and the USSR's intelligence activity regarding the USA. Special
 >services investigating unidentified flying objects insisted that
 >the objects discovered in the sky over the USA were elements of
 >a psychological war of the USSR against the USA. The
 >investigation was canceled when it was proved that the Soviet
 >Union had nothing to do with the flying objects.

Which investigation was cancelled? Not Blue Book, which
continued until 1969, many years after the "CIA commission"
(Robertson Panel in January, 1953)

 >Thus, we can say that the UFO phenomenon is the result of the
 >cold war. The atmosphere of fear and distrust of that time and
 >apocalyptic expectations gave rise to hysteria that, in its
 >turn, spread myths about extraterrestrial beings visiting the
 >Earth.

Tsk, tsk. Obviously the writer was not very well educated about
the historical and presently continuing UFO sightings.

 >However, official statements did not seem convincing to those
 >people who supported the theory of extraterrestrial beings
 >coming to the planet, and, although the theory has not yet been
 >scientifically confirmed, more and more evidence of the fact
t>hat extraterrestrials do exist appears from time to time. For
 >example, it was allegedly reported that a flying object crashed
 >in Roswell, and, once, information appeared about some
 >mysterious circles on the fields of British farmers (as it
 >turned later, the farmers made the circles themselves).

Huh? Obviously writer was not very well educated about the
historical and continuing agriglyph phenomenon. Certainly the
"circles" were not constructed by the farmers themselves. (Even
"Doug and Dave" were not farmers of the land on which they
made... one?... circle.)

 >Nowadays, the study of extraterrestrial visits is a wonderfully
 >arranged business and not only the concern for small
 >enthusiastic groups. Certainly, this fact hampers the objective
 >investigation of different phenomena that are not yet
 >scientifically explained. Numerous speculations about UFOs make
 >the majority of people rather skeptical about these
 >unaccountable phenomena, not to mention the scientists
 >investigating.

<snip>

I agree.

 >So, no convincing evidence has been found that extraterrestrial
 >civilizations do exist. At the same time, all unaccountable
 >phenomena cannot be treated as the forgeries of people craving
 >sensation. Certainly, all phenomena of this kind should be
 >closely and objectively studied to prove or disprove existence
 >of extraterrestrial civilizations.

Yes.




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