Well, it’s summer (it was when I started writing this, long story) and instead of fading away as the scientifically challenged thought it would, the coronavirus is surging. And so is Mainstream Disclosure. In less than a week, the Mainstream Media broke two major stories about UFOs and extraterrestrial civilization. Shortly after that on July 11, the unofficial Disclosure TV show Unidentified: America’s UFO Investigation starring Luis Elizondo and Tom DeLonge kicked off Season Two on History (channel).
In the midst of the ongoing pandemic, economic turmoil and growing civil unrest, on June 15-17, all the primary info portals on the worldwide web glowed with news that a major scientific study had concluded there should be around 36 extraterrestrial civilizations that we could communicate with in the Milky Way Galaxy. Just a few days later, the New York Times did a Friday night news dump with a report that astrophysicist and Pentagon consultant Eric W. Davis briefed the Defense Department in March about technology recovered from “off-world vehicles not made on this Earth.” He also briefed the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Intelligence Committee, chaired by Marco Rubio, who expressed concern about the UFOs encountered by the military- not because they might be alien, but because they might be Russian or Chinese. “I would say that, frankly, that if it’s something from outside this planet, that might actually be better than the fact that we’ve seen some technological leap on behalf of the Chinese or the Russians or some other adversary that allows them to conduct this sort of activity,” said Rubio to the Times, apparently still back in 1948 in the Estimate of the Situation phase of his education.
What’s really surprising about all this is not just the Times’ flip-flop from decades of ridicule and denial of all things UFO, which began in 2017, but the fact that it’s taking place in the background. With a president who plays a doctor on TV, a series of ongoing crises and the occasional hurricane sucking all the oxygen out of the room, as they say, nothing else is getting through. The biggest story of all time is finally unfolding and no one seems to notice. How long will that last? Until after the election? When will that be? After Covid-19? When will that be? After civil unrest ends and we recover from a Mega Depression? When will that be? Will there even be an after? Things are a bit surreal right now.
However long the story plays out in the background, it won’t stay there forever. At some point, once the narrative moves beyond the Russians and the Chinese, which appears to be happening now, the story will blow up. So far, eyewitness testimony, no matter how credible or compelling, hasn’t achieved critical mass. Neither has the Navy videos that have officially established the reality of the phenomenon. What will blow things sky-high is hard, physical evidence. Scientific analysis confirming the “off-world vehicles” that Eric Davis testified about in front of two Senate committees should be The Bomb, as they used to say, back in the day.
In the past, debunkers used to claim there was no scientific evidence that UFOs were extraterrestrial spacecraft. Ufologists knew this to be a disingenuous argument because they had uncovered substantial evidence that the hard, physical proof existed under lock and key in the bowels of the military-industrial complex. The Roswell Incident is the most well known UFO crash retrieval, but it isn’t the only one, not by a long shot. Over the years, others have come to light. There was one in Kecksburg Pennsylvania in 1965. There was another one in Shag Harbor, Nova Scotia just a couple years later that was highly ironic in that it occurred during the Condon investigation, the U.S. government’s only official scientific UFO study, whose conclusions that UFOs were nonsense were used to justify putting an end to the issue. It’s also ironic because the Shag Harbor Incident is the only officially documented UFO crash in history. Yes, there are actual Canadian documents that state a UFO crashed there (as improbable as it sounds, the retrieval operation was conducted by another UFO before U.S. or Soviet forces were able to grab the craft, according to eyewitnesses) and no, Condon didn’t include a copy in his final report. Apparently, his investigators didn’t have Top Secret clearance. Hard as it may be to fathom, these incidents are just the tip of the iceberg.
Majestic-12 researcher Ryan Wood has documented 74 UFO crash retrievals worldwide that have occurred in the last 120 years, so it’s not clear exactly which cases Davis was referring to when he briefed Congress about “off-world vehicles not made on this Earth.” The details aren’t official yet, but there are some out there. Word is that Davis has been briefed about UFO crash retrieval operations and has had the opportunity to analyze some of the artifacts as well. The ‘metamaterials’ that Davis got his hands on are likely what’s known as ‘Arts Parts,’ which are pieces of an alleged UFO wreck that occurred at White Sands Proving Ground in the late 1940s that were sent to the original Coast to Coast AM host Art Bell by an anonymous source back in 1996. Bell apparently gave pieces to Whitley Strieber and to Linda Moulton Howe, who in turn, made them available to Tom DeLonge’s To The Stars Academy of Arts & Sciences where Davis got to put them under the proverbial electron microscope, so to speak. This may be the ‘proof’ that Chis Mellon refers to in the opening to season two of the official Disclosure show Unidentified on history (channel).
“Carl Sagan once famously said extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. He was absolutely right, but now we have the proof,” announces Mellon in the Season Two intro of Unidentified. While I strongly disagree with Mellon’s premise – scientific claims simply require evidence regardless of who deems what to be extraordinary – he is almost certainly referencing the holy grail of ufology: manufactured artifacts with isotopic ratios inconsistent with Earth elements. In other words, hard, physical proof of extraterrestrial intelligence. Unfortunately, season two of Unidentified concluded without Mellon’s Saganesque proof, so it looks like we’ll have to wait until at least season three or maybe another Senate intelligence committee briefing or two to find out.
Meanwhile, the scientific establishment is preparing to raise the white flag to the UFO community. The signs are unmistakable even as the vast majority remain in denial and ignorance. Again astronomers find themselves on the front lines of a seismic paradigm shift thanks to the Hubble and Kepler telescopes. The Hubble ‘Deep Field’ and ‘Ultra Deep Field’ images make it a statistical certainty that life exists elsewhere in the Universe and thanks to Kepler, astronomers have been able to estimate there are 6 billion Earth-like planets in the Milky Way Galaxy alone, which makes for some very sobering implications if you’re a mainstream scientist these days. That is basically the gist of a new scientific study that estimates there are approximately 36 active alien civilizations in the Galaxy
The study, despite the talented people who produced it, is not worth the paper it’s presumably printed on. Right off the bat, it’s predicated on what we think we know about planet Earth, which is a sample size of one. From a scientific standpoint, to say the sample size is a tad thin would be quite the understatement. What’s more, what we think we know about life on Earth is little more than flawed assumptions made in the dark ages.
The study published by researchers at the University of Nottingham is based on the assumption that life arose on Earth between 4.5 – 5 million years ago through a process called ‘abiogenesis,’ the spontaneous transition from non-living matter to living matter. This is what I would call the mother of all extraordinary claims, which, ironically, lacks not only extraordinary evidence, but evidence of any kind, according to astrobiologist Chandra Wickramsinghe.
Abiogenesis is the Science version of a creation story that took hold in the wake of the enlightenment, sometime after we realized that the Earth was not actually the center of the Universe. Abiogenesis simply replaced one flawed assumption with another. If Earth wasn’t put at the center of everything by an omnipotent God, then life must have arisen through natural processes right? Uh, not exactly.
Not to pick on Chelsea Gohd at Space.com, but she took a pass on the extraordinary claims at the heart of the Nottingham study, whether she realizes it or not, and I’d bet she doesn’t. It would have been funny if she’d turned to Wickramasinghe to debunk the study based on its extraordinary claims about abiogenesis the way she did with NASA spokesperson Lau to debunk Wickramasinghe’s claim that the coronavirus came from space. That would’ve been hilarious but no, Gohd didn’t have it in her to go there.
It’s a paradox that mainstream science can tout a theory not supported by any scientific evidence like abiogenesis and at the same time deny one that has documented plenty of supporting evidence like Panspermia. But as science philosopher Thomas Kuhn pointed out, it’s politics, not science, that is the final arbiter of official truth. At least in the short term. The truth eventually will out as they say.
Another funny thing about the study is that it defines a technological civilization by its use of radio signals, which it notes we’ve been broadcasting into space for the last 100 years. What is shortsighted is the failure to note the exponential rate of technological progress that makes that same 100-year interval roughly the time it takes (at least in our case) to hit the technological Singularity, when AI (artificial intelligence) surpasses BI (biological intelligence), which should be the ultimate measure of a technological civilization. This means that any civilization that began broadcasting radio would shortly thereafter be able to colonize Galaxy.
If life truly had arisen on Earth through abiogenesis billions of years ago, then the study’s conclusion that there are 36 active ET civilizations might have some meaning. But there’s no evidence for that. What’s more, there’s compelling evidence for Panspermia and for post-Singularity Extraterrestrial Transmigration hypothesis (PSETH) that shows life was seeded here by an extraterrestrial civilization that already passed through the Singularity long ago.
Despite its flaws, the study is still useful as a public relations tool for mainstream science regarding the inevitable, ongoing Disclosure about the extraterrestrial presence. In that sense, science is doing its best to play catch-up, but time is running out. Elon Musk says there are less than five years left on the clock.
Taken in that context, the reports about crashed alien craft and 36 potential alien civilizations add up to Disclosure on steroids, which seems to be a sign of the times.
And away we go…