UK Ufology: Still playing the man and not the ball

The easiest way to deal with any dissenting voices daring to deviate from the official script is to tear into the dissenter rather than deal with the questions/statements they may have. Online abuse sadly is nothing new, but the level of aggression that has spewed forth towards one individual has shocked many. What is curious about this, is that while there are many in the UFO movement who love to talk about freedom of speech, truth and other lofty ideas, they seem to think that these same freedoms and principles don’t apply to those who dare to question those individuals the UFO community have placed on a lofty pedestal.

The incident in question has been around someone who decided to question the motives and the testimony of Larry Warren, and the abuse that followed… I would urge you to follow all the links, just to see how far the subject has regressed (or maybe more accurately, how far people will go to protect “the brand”, and their ego’s.)

The Berwyn Mountains Incident

The Berwyn Mountains Incident is a fascinating case, which seems quite ignored in my humble opinion. Sadly, there have been some quite ridiculous re-interpretations of the incident recently. Scott Felton has probably done more research than most on this incident and he reports his finding in this podcast.

D is for Disclosure.

Two stories about disclosure have been bubbling under the surface. The first is the continuing hints at UFO disclosure coming from Hilary Clinton and John Podesta, should Hilary get into the White House. Of course, we must remember that John had tried and previously failed to get to the bottom of all things UFOlogical whilst Bill Clinton was in office. Of course, there are some obstacles still in place to stop Hilary and John. Firstly the sheer scale of the compartmentalisation of such information makes finding information difficult. The same desk-jockeys that stopped John last time are probably still in place. But more importantly, to quote George Bush Snr, “Presidential curiosity is not enough”. We have had a string of presidents who have all been full of the freedom of information rhetoric, only to be silenced by the machinery of the state. So quite how Hilary will circumvent all the obstacles has not been fully explained, and to be honest, I doubt she will find a way.

What was also very curious in a recent interview was Hilary’s use of the phrase ‘Unidentified Aerial Phenomena’ (UAP). It is a term the MoD started using, due to the phrase UFO having too much political baggage. After all, who is going to vote for someone obsessed with flying saucers and little green men?

The other, more interesting story, revolves around a Navy insider who claims to have seen material confirming the existence of UFOs. He claims that:

I was a Radioman 3rd class petty officer at Naval Telecommunications Center within NAS Moffett Field from Feb 86′ to Oct 89′ having maintained a TS SBI/ESI NATO/SIOP Compartmental Security Clearance. I was required to deliver TS Code word designation COSMIC to SRI, ESL/SYLVANIA, LOCKHEED SKUNKWORKS, TRW, RATHEON, BERKELEY LABS, LAWRENCE LIVERMORE LABS, and other think tanks throughout Silicon valley. In addition we had a GS11 employee who was transferred from a Joint U.S. U.K. Communication station north of London after working at that site for a dozen years. He said it was an NSA/UK facility tasked with tracking UFO including Rendalsham Forest Incident. He said that UFO/ET were real and that hopefully disclosure would happen in my lifetime since he was in his early 60s at the time. I’m not reporting a UFO sighting rather a UFO related experience. I have copies of my security clearances. I personally handled, viewed and delivered thousands of documents involving UFO/ET Projects. My secrecy agreement with the U.S. Government expired in Oct 2014. At this point in my life I would like to share my knowledge in hopes that someone will be able to use it effectively towards disclosure.

There is an audio interview with the insider, here.

As with both of these stories, the rhetoric is great, but it is the verifiable information that will make the difference.

Truth Decay

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a subject close to my heart. It probably isn’t something most people think about until they have to start digging to find some truth. In the UK, there is currently a review taking place to explore whether there should be curbs on the FOIA. In fact, for a number of years, some senior politicians, high ranking police officers and a whole host of the great and the good have been musing out loud whether the FOIA should be reigned in. Now, they are getting their chance.

One of the main issues I have with the review is that it is hardly independent. One of the members of the review is Jack Straw, who has previously made many comments in regards to restricting the reach of FOIA. Most other members of the review are senior politicians, all of who have a vested interest in the FOIA being hamstrung. In fact, by limiting of the FOIA we would lose one of the tools that forces a certain amount of transparency of those in power.

Of course, those in power already have their tricks to stop nosey outsiders asking too many questions. Many Government departments have adopted instant messaging systems that prevent a paper-trail. Many Government departments just plainly deny certain documents exist only to “find” them again when it suits them to do so.

Limiting the power of the FOIA will simply send a message that we, the people, have no right to question the actions and authority of those in power. How does this tie into UFOs? Well, the MoD have been getting themselves in a right mess with the documents they claim to hold. They previously claimed that they had released all their files, only to reveal that in fact, they still have lots of files. Of course, Messrs Pope and Clarke have rushed out and started mumbling about the process of releasing the files being “stalled” and such nonsense. In fact, as I have so often said, what the MoD have released is the tip of a very large iceberg. Limiting the scope of the FOIA would suit the MoD down to the ground. In fact, I think I can hear the paper shredders from here.

Our ability to ask questions, no matter what subject, is crucial to a functioning democracy. In George Orwell’s unpublished preface to Animal Farm, he defined liberty as: “the right to tell people what they do not want to hear”.

UFOlogy: Dead In A Ditch No. 2

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more ridiculous. Just when you thought you had heard all the bullshit stories. This one, comes along. Now some of you may have never heard of this guy, he haunts the world of psychics, mediums and crop circles, mainly. On my other blog,, I have long pointed at his claims and laughed. In response, I got death threats and abuse. (Police investigation still pending)

Now, some UFO stories are very strange and jarringly out of context. Some are just plain weird. The tale I am about to re-blog from Robbert van den Broeke, is just plain ridiculous. Robbert has some supporters in the “research” community. His number one fan is Nancy Talbott of the BLT research group. She trumpets Robbert and his, er, output, at every available opportunity. Yet, to this observer, I think the guy is a charlatan. Anyway, this is the latest tale from Robbert, translated from his Dutch blog.

Meeting with aliens and lagging body parts

In the night of 26 had been on June 27 Robbert still with Roy to the crop circle in Zevenbergen, when she felt the circle formation and presence Robbert walked before Robbert had told Roy said he felt that they were viewed.

Robbert then saw in his mind octopus-like creatures with tentacles. At home (Roy was at his own home) Robbert immediately got an uneasy feeling. Robbert suddenly got a strong urge to go outside and was drawn to a lawn near airport Seppen. When Robbert arrived there he saw an egg-like object in the sky, it was an egg on its side (horizontal). The ship shone like a gold light.

When Robbert in the field, he saw that the object was hanging just above the field about 15 meters. Robbert walked the field and then came out of the boat a kind of luminous ball which seemed to explode (but not literally so) and suddenly started two bodies came from the bulb to turn and landed on the ground. When she saw came to a standstill Robbert octopus-like creatures right before him. As he had seen them in mind, but really physical (physical). They had a pear-shaped head with almond-shaped eyes and the chest and back were tentacles.

The legs seemed reptilian and they looked slippery from Robbert felt a loving connection. Robbert felt he telepathically was invited to become one of them to. Robbert found this frankly scary because they come from another planet and he was not sure what kind of bacteria would sit on it but then felt that it was still good and that the creatures are clean. Robbert then hit one of the tentacles gently.

When Robbert felt clearly the message that he has a bridge to let people get used to prevent various aliens and racial discrimination. There was one large octupus being which was quite large and one smaller that resembled a child orphans and they smelled like fish. Robbert then felt that the creatures through gifts that they had to leave again and got through that they would leave something behind him, then a kind of light around the creatures and the bodies were turning very quickly as a tornado. Robbert was shocked because there were flying all tentacles of a being divided off scattered across the field came down. Robbert touched panicked and thought early in the creatures’ Are you all right now, or is it wrong? ” because Robbert realized that they were dematerialization. When Robbert by the tentacles as a souvenir and as evidence left behind, that he does not need to worry because these tentacles grow automatically return to these creatures. It will grow in their almost immediately, the body recover faster than most creatures on earth. These body parts are so deliberately left behind. Robbert also felt that the beings no pain experienced when issuing their bodily material.

Then shot the rotating bodies back into the big egg-shaped object, and it was just very bright luminous and suddenly disappeared into nothing like a TV was turned off. Robbert looked around on the ground and everywhere he saw the tentacles, he walked to his motorcycle and he knew in his trunk saw a plastic bag and grabbed the plastic bag on the tentacles. Robbert was not sure he had all the tentacles and was planning further searching the field but heard and suddenly felt he had everything.

Once home spread Robbert 2 garbage bags on the ground to enforce the tentacles, taking pictures and filming. The highly penetrating air penetrated the living room. Robbert was worried that the tentacles by the instantaneous heat would begin a process of decay or perhaps would solve because it is not known on what material they are made exactly. Robbert decided to do the tentacles in plastic bags (sealed) and freezing them.

Robbert want the tentacles now have scientific studies on organic level (which it is made), and the DNA, because the DNA of these tentacles probably provide evidence of extraterrestrial life (alien DNA). Robbert understands that this event and the remaining material can be perceived as violent, for some people even as unreal. He did this in the first place, therefore, not bringing forth, but he felt that the beings want it anyway shared word and especially scientific research (for DNA) will be very important. Nancy Talbott has already indicated lookup to go to an appropriate scientist.

The tentacles are safe now (somewhere else than at Robbert) housed and frozen. Robbert is willing to show these tentacles to people, scientists and journalists on request.

Below are pictures of the tentacles that might get Robbert in the night of 26 on June 27. Robbert has also made drawings of what the creatures looked like, which you can also see below.

Now, looking at the pictures, they look a lot like bog-standard, run-of-the-mill squid limbs. Available at most good fishmongers. Maybe I am being too logical about this. Maybe ETs would arrive on Earth with a bag-full of body-parts as a form of proof of their existence. Maybe I’m the idiot here. But what amazed me, is again, so many people blindly believing such a stupid story. But hey, if we’ve reached the bottom of the barrel with this nonsense, then surely the only way for UFOlogy is up! Right!?…. Right?

For more Robbert van den Broeke craziness, here are a few links from my other blog:

A primer on Robbert van den Broeke

Robbert channels Adolf Eichmann, apparently Robbert thinks he wasn’t such a bad person

Robbert, the New Age David Blaine, only as good as his last trick

UFOlogy: Dead in a ditch?

Over there is a shallow ditch. In it, is the festering body of UFOlogy. Look, there’s someone poking it with a stick…

This is all started, for me at least, with the Ray Santilli “Autopsy” footage. Then we has Dr. Greer and his “Sirius” film and now the Roswell Slides fiasco. It goes a little something like this: someone “discovers” some footage or artifact that alludes to actual evidence of ET. Then we have the media build-up before the big reveal. Then after the big reveal (and everyone has paid their money) it is exposed as a fraud/hoax/mis-interpretation.
Of course, money will have changed hands along the way, no-ones doing this for free. But the majority of UFO enthusiasts only have themselves to blame. Not many really do the research, not many will perform the due diligence on what is being sold to them, and in fact are too in awe of these “names” to dare to question. (In fact I am reminded of an incident, at a UFO conference here in the UK, where someone brought a bucket of stones that were claimed came from the Roswell crash site. The stones were handed out, people started fondling them, some people were claiming they were feeling something, or picking up some vibes from the incident, emotions were displayed, one woman started to cry etc. Then it was revealed that in fact the stones came from the local garden centre. We’re too quick to believe).
For some, UFOlogy is a career, and to keep fuelling that career they must keep producing more and more fantastic material to keep them in the spotlight. We’ve just witnessed a group of people plunder the remains of a dead body in an attempt to prove that Roswell and all that goes with it actually happened. Of course that wasn’t their only concern. No, money was part of the deal too. Now we’re left with the whole Roswell story being horribly tainted by this unsavoury affair.
The whole subject is tainted by the sensationalist approach that puts a good story above factual evidence. Dozens and dozens of websites now exist just peddling sensationalist nonsense just to get visitors. Yet, someone has just discovered pages and pages of untapped UFO files, and the crowd went mild.
There is also some wonderful stuff on the recent events on Jack Brewer’s blog
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence…