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Debunking In The Darkness

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Tue, 06 May 2008 07:37:31 -0400
Archived: Tue, 06 May 2008 07:37:31 -0400
Subject: Debunking In The Darkness




Source: Robert Barrow's Blog

http://robert-barrow.blogspot.com/2008_05_01_archive.html

Monday, May 5, 2008

[Images of reports in page]


Debunking In The Darkness: Throwing The Energy Baby Out With The
UFO Bath Water
by
Robert Barrow

Debunkers. You know who you are and, even better, we know who
you are. You're the folks who consistently gather before an
anxious public every time a UFO sighting occurs because you want
to flash your impressive credentials. Because you firmly believe
your professional status gives you license - lacking even the
bare minimum of facts about a case - to tell people they're
only seeing meteorites or birds or balloons or clouds or sun
dogs or conventional aircraft. Or unconventional conventional
aircraft. Your status as self-proclaimed UFO explainers-away
feels good, doesn't it?

The evidence never matters, but it surely must feel self-
inspiring to tell sighting witnesses they're mistaken, though
you have my sympathies because some of you are forced to go to
the most absurd of absurd lengths to invent instantaneous
explanations. The Big Guns amongst your kind unfairly pursue and
destroy witness integrity in order to gain fodder for that next
book condemning all things UFO.

Other debunkers, more often than not, appear in the guise of
'amateur astronomers', consulted by local media as "experts,"
invariably turning out to be ill-informed about UFOs and offered
before the TV cameras with gloating smirks. Besides, what's an
astronomer going to tell us about a UFO they didn't even see, an
unlikely event anyway since both professional and amateur
astronomers frequently spend hours looking at a teeny-tiny
fraction of the sky at any one time? And never mind that UFO
history actually shines with accounts by astronomers of their
own unexplained sightings.

Yet, UFO encounters continue to be reported by solid, concerned
people all over the world, despite the debunkers' efforts.

The trouble is, this debunking claptrap has had an effect - not
on sighting witnesses, and not even on the general public. But a
lot of folks in the professional sciences and government, busy
with other matters, have bought into the UFO no-no crowd's
dogma, unaware of the evidence highly suggestive of substance
behind the UFO enigma.

Guess what? There are consequences when debunkers and their
negativist colleagues deny science its duty to investigate
matters of importance.

Those of us who considered the UFO question very seriously as
far back as the sixties - as did those who preceded us,
doubtless, in the fifties and even the forties - would always
marvel at the incredible quantity of energy, some kind of
energy, involved routinely with major UFO incidents. In the
1960s, for example, UFOs were observed on occasion to hover over
power lines, as if poised to extract the electricity right out
of them (with instances of power interruptions or failures
reported by area residents at the same time). However, far more
impressive were displays of high energy noted by sighting
witnesses when multiple car engines and electrical systems would
temporarily fail as UFOs approached, or when people experienced
weird sensations of burning or tingling on their skin. And the
intensity of the lights associated with strange objects was
often described as overpowering. Electromagnetic effects of a
sort only science fiction novels might conjure were commonplace
beginning at least with UFOs reported in the fifties and on, all
over the world.

And what constant did many of us, the UFO researchers, try
desperately to convey during those frequent occasions when we
wrote our members of Congress, other government institutions,
universities and a wealth of likely sources about the UFO issue?
We said, look, whatever else might be learned about UFOs with a
proper scientific investigation, consider the immense benefits
of discovering their source of such remarkable energy, the
inescapable something that allows these objects to buzz, hum,
assume instant speeds tracked on radar at thousands of miles an
hour, light up like the sun, explode like fireworks - only to
reorganize their shape within seconds - and, in essence, to
perform amazing feats and maneuvers of flight or some process
resembling flight of which we can only dream.

But the skeptics say it's all nonsense. Well, they aren't really
skeptics because they aren't skeptical of a damned thing, they
just know in their hearts that UFOs are impossible, simply bad
fiction in the telling. Skeptics question with open minds,
whereas debunkers are rabidly intent upon defeating the UFO
issue with derision, distortions, and anything to protect
legitimate scientific avenues from getting dirtied up with such
improbable foolishness. Anything to keep Congress little more
than amused by the subject of UFOs. Anything, by George. By hook
or by crook.

So the energy crisis is upon us. It's been lurking for years, of
course, but now even the previously unsuspecting, beer-guzzling,
TV-hypnotized masses who anticipated absolute safety and excess
from cradle to grave are beginning to understand what looms, or
what might loom.

Yet, the UFOs continue to astound, whether one calls them UFOs,
unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) or sky thingies, and they
continue to demonstrate rather interesting powers. What's the
source? Do they rely on our own atmosphere to produce high
energy levels, or has some form of energy still unknown to us
been brought from somewhere else?

Today's visuals include a double-sided NICAP publicity sheet
from 1965, plus significant portions of updates issued twice in
1966. And what a potential scientific energy-related gold mine
we have in the sample UFO reports listed! Patrolman Lonnie
Zamora's UFO ascends with a "roar," leaving imprints and
scorched areas in 1964; in Georgia, a motorist encounters a UFO
that inflicts a burning sensation on his skin; in New Jersey a
round red object descends into the woods and leaves scorch marks
and damaged vegetation; in Maryland the Navy tracks two UFOs on
radar at speeds approaching 5,000 miles per hour.

In 1965, Japanese airliners chased by an object note electrical
equipment interference; the famous Exeter, New Hampshire UFO
furor which sired John G. Fuller's book, Incident at Exeter,
involves very bright lights of a power source unknown; in
Wanaque, New Jersey police and officials observe UFOs over a
reservoir (UFOs seen near water sometimes appear to be having
some sort of interaction with the substance).

There's overwhelmingly abundant energy involved with them-thar
UFOs. We don't know their identity, but one thing's for sure:
They have a power source that kicks butt, any butt on the
planet. When something strange can fly in, hover and disable
billion-dollar military weaponry systems effortlessly and
flawlessly, we're not talking about something patched together
at your local electronics shop.

Theoretically, if the University of Colorado UFO study had been
handled more scientifically, rather than politically with Dr.
Edward Condon's self-interests at the forefront, and if
congressional hearings had been conducted far more seriously -
and if the debunkers had been excoriated publicly and widely
once the media realized in so many instances that their
'explanations' were tragically in error - one wonders if an
aggressive scientific UFO project that might have been initiated
no later than the sixties could have reached energy milestones
by now, boasting of discoveries to rival any breakthrough of
centuries past. Whatever UFOs are, their propulsion, speed,
sounds, radiated energy and brilliant lights originate from
something, somewhere, and finding that special energy treasure
might just be vital to our survival as a civilization.

To those who would suggest the governments of the world already
operate highly classified projects to determine UFO essentials,
we could respond that science in this instance might function so
much more efficiently if conducted in the open with public
support - though that requires something akin to disclosure in
the first place, of course. The debunkers certainly want none of
that.

As energy problems soar, let's all keep a special place in our
hearts for the ignorant and the debunkers, for they are often
one and the same and proud of it. In the meantime, there's
something up there in that sky, flitting in and out of our
lives, seemingly utilizing vast powers fit for mythological
gods, and tapping into and comprehending that extraordinarily
bizarre mystery might be as important to us as free and
plentiful energy itself. In the meantime, let's not forget to
turn off the archaic lights in the house when we make our twice
or thrice-weekly runs to an outmoded gas station, where we fill
up our rusting gas tanks with that old-timers' stuff called
gasoline. It's no accident that it's called a "fossil" fuel.


[Thanks to 'The Norm' for the lead]


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