Disclosure Update

UFO Disclosure, as it’s currently unfolding in the mainstream media, is fascinating, frustrating and downright funny, all at the same time.

It is fascinating to watch mainstream media outlets like The New York Times grapple with the reality of a subject it has debunked for about seventy years.

The Times got official UFO Disclosure started on December 16, 2017 with its report about the Pentagon’s secret UFO/UAP program sponsored by the late Senator Harry Reid. Ever since, its been reporting on the investigation into what real UFOs might be, until recently.

Leslie Kean, the lead reporter for the Times’ paradigm-busting 2017 report, published her most recent article about whistleblower David Grusch’s revelations in The Debrief when the Times dragged its feet as did other mainstream outlets like the Washington Post.

I suspect mainstream media reluctance to publish the story is because Grusch’s testimony about the government’s secret UFO crash retrieval program doesn’t concern dead Russian or Chinese pilots. Instead, Grusch, a former senior intelligence official, testifies that the dead bodies discovered in the wreckage were nonhuman. Actually the exact phrase he used was “extraterrestrial biologics,” which is an awkward, clinical-sounding term probably used to soften the shock of dead aliens from another world.

The downright funny part is listening to mainstream media figures like the Times’ Ezra Klien that have to entertain a subject they’d never ever considered serious. I read a transcript of Klien’s interview with Leslie Kean and was struck by his incredulity about the subject juxtaposed against his obligation to hash it out with Kean. It was kind of like watching one of the many news anchors who snicker at 9/11 truthers suddenly have to take them seriously.

The really frustrating part is that even though news reporters are reporting about the story straight up sans the giggle factor, they still go old school when it comes time to bring on an expert. Back in the day, the government used astronomers to debunk UFOs by making the bogus ‘it can’t be; therefore it isn’t’ argument. What they said sounded iron-clad 50 years ago, but it wasn’t then and it isn’t today: The stars are too far away. The limitations of light speed means most stars can’t be reached in a human life span, etc. Therefore, UFOs can’t be extraterrestrial visitors and must be mistakes, misidentifications and hoaxes.

Harvard astronomer Donald Menzel was the first such UFO debunker. Turns out he was also part of the Top Secret Majestic-12 program to hide UFOs from the public. Astronomer j. Allen Hynek was also a debunker when he consulted for Project Blue Book.

I watched one cable show report on Grusch’s testimony before Congress about UFO crash retrievals, dead alien bodies, etc., then bring on an astronomer from the University of Rochester (I guess Neil deGrasse Tyson was unavailable that day) to talk about UFOs, a subject that he proved he knew virtually nothing useful about.

I mean, these days it might make some sense if astronomers had a telescope that could detect life on a planet in another solar system, but they don’t yet. This guy had no scientific evidence to talk about and the evidence Grusch testified to was all highly classified, so there was really nothing for him to do other than the old debunking routine. Some expert.

When the host asked for a comment on Grusch’s testimony about the alien bodies that had been recovered, he pooh-poohed the claim, saying he’d been hearing about alien bodies for years. Really?

I guess it’s standard operating procedure for senior intelligence officials to go before Congress and tell wild stories about UFOs and aliens regardless of whether or not they’re sure it’s true.

It’s not real for guys like this Rochester astronomer or the mainstream news media yet, but it will be- soon.

According to activist and DC lobbyist Steven Bassett, congress will soon schedule hearings. “[Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman] Mark Warner is in a really tough position now. Grusch has put the Christmas tree up and [Congress has] no choice but to start hanging ornaments on it. They have got to get those witnesses in front of that committee as soon as possible, or this thing is going to become completely out of hand. So the next thing that is going to happen is that Warner, or possibly Warner and [Senator Marco] Rubio together, will make a formal announcement and a press release that hearings on this will start on such and such a date,” said Bassett recently.

Maybe then they’ll dump the astronomer debunking routine and interview a real UFO expert, like say, historian Richard Dolan, author of UFOs & the National Security State, Volumes 1 & II. Maybe.

Also, Dolan lives in Rochester. Maybe he can drop off a couple of his books and the astronomer guy might know something the next time he’s brought on TV as an expert on UFOs.