Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Today's Majic Number is 74

I received the following press release today, which should tell you all you need to know about the current state of ufology:

"Only at Crash Conference
MAJIC EYES ONLY
Earths Encounters With Extraterrestrial Technology

Broomfield CO Tuesday Sept 27, 2005
Those that attend this years UFO Crash Retrieval Conference in Las Vegas at the Embassy Suites will be the first to see read and hear Ryan S. Wood talk about his new 328 page hardback book on Sunday morning. This is another good reason to travel to Las Vegas and attend the 3rd Annual UFO Crash Conference, November 4-6th http://rd.bcentral.com/?ID=3293985&s=102821297. Below is what the book is about.MAJIC EYES ONLY is a landmark synthesis and review of every credible UFO crash retrieval event uncovered worldwide to date. Assembling data from his own research and numerous other investigators, including crash retrieval pioneer Leonard Stringfield, the author presents 74 UFO crashes from 1897 to the present, supported by compelling evidence in the form of official documents, eyewitnesses and in some cases physical evidence. Incidents do vary in quality, evidence, and therefore authenticity. However, any reader who starts from a neutral position will find, by the end of this book, that there is sufficient evidence to conclude that: 1) UFOs have crashed on earth, 2) governments have recovered and exploited these alien technology gifts and 3) most disturbing to a democratic free society, the alien secret is more important than constitutional or individual rights. (http://rd.bcentral.com/?ID=3293986&s=102821297)"

Now, at this point you could be forgiven for rolling your eyes and exclaiming loudly, "oh, for God's sake, when will it ever end."

Here's the thing (and a good clue why no-one takes ufology seriously anymore, including more than a few ufologists): the aliens are supposedly smart enough to travel all the way here from there - even pro-ETH ufologists admit that this would require a pretty advanced civilization, with technological capabilities significantly beyond our own - and yet they get here and then proceed to crash all over the place.

Not once.

Not twice.

Not even a dozen times!

Apparently, as many as 74 times.

As one of my best pals would say, in his charming British way - "talk about over-egging the pudding."

Even NASA has a better record than that.

Heck - even my junior high school rocket club had a better record than that!

What are they flying - spaceships made by Yugo??

Rest assured, folks - if the aliens are this incompetent, then we don't have much to fear from them.

Now, one would expect that these claims would be met with the howls of laughter that they deserve, at least within SERIOUS UFOLOGY (as Jim Moseley calls it).

Umm... actually, the press release includes the following endorsements:

- "Many questions remain in the UFO controversy. Scientists ask how interstellar pilots could survive a trip of hundreds of years while cutting-edge physicists offer speculation of deep space wormholes and the use of zero point energy. For now, we could not do any better than to study MAJIC EYES ONLY and read the accounts of UFO crash retrievals and ponder what a reality that includes diverse intelligent life outside of our planet might mean for us and future generations." - Jim Marrs Author, Crossfire, Alien Agenda, Rule by Secrecy and Inside Job

- "This important book presses against the American governments UFO secrecy lid like steam rising in a pressure cooker. How many more droplets will it take to burst the lid off?" Linda Moulton Howe, Emmy Award-winning TV Producer; Investigative Reporter and Editor of Earthfiles.com

Okay - Linda Moulton Howe has no credibility left, and Jim Marrs never really had any to begin with. They both hail from the "hey, never heard of a conspiracy / crashed flying saucer story that wasn't real" school of "investigative" journalism.

No surprise they would buy 74 possible crashes (I'm just surprised Marrs didn't blame the Illuminati, or Freemasons, or... well, take your pick). Besides, I was talking about SERIOUS UFOLOGY.

Surely no-one in SERIOUS UFOLOGY would endorse this...

Er...

"MAJIC EYES ONLY is the first real attempt to make available to a wide audience a great number of supposed reports of the retrieval by governments of crashed flying saucers. Even if only a small percentage of the noted cases turn out to be true, the implications for the history of mankind are profound." - Stanton T. Friedman

And...

"MAGIC EYES ONLY is unlike any other UFO book ever written. After years of debate about whether or not a hand full of UFO crash cases are real, Ryan Wood has made a breakthrough by looking beyond the popular crashes to find evidence of a whole series of crashes that occurred during the past century. While everyone of the cases may not prove to be of extraterrestrial origin, he has provided a body of technological evidence that strongly suggests that vehicles not made on Earth have crashed here and some of them have been recovered. This is an important book." John F. Schuessler, Mutual UFO Network, Inc., International Director

And...

"MAJIC EYES ONLY used to keep almost everyone from seeing a report, letter,or document. Now, through the nearly exhaustive investigative work of Ryan Wood, some of these same astounding secrets are being made public for the first time. MAJIC EYES ONLY now means something quite different. Highly readable, extraordinarily mind boggling." Dr. Richard F. Haines, Retired Senior Scientist

Umm... guys, you're supposed to be part of the SERIOUS UFOLOGY contingent.

This is the same Ryan Wood who continues to tout the Tim Cooper MJ-12 documents as real, and who last year at the Crash Retrieval Conference delivered a paper titled "Murder and Majestic 12," on the subject of people who had been killed by the government, as determined by a remote viewer (I remember Stan sitting in the audience, rolling his eyes, especially when it came to the James McDonald part). He's a nice guy, works hard, and runs a pretty good conference (at least in terms of entertainment value), but he's simply not a credible ufologist... instead, he's a credulous ufologist.

There is a difference... or at least I thought there was a difference.

74 crashes.

Is this what SERIOUS UFOLOGY has come to - "if only a small percentage of noted cases turn out to be true" reasoning?

Just throw it all at the wall, and see if any of it sticks??

Is this how desperate ufology is to "prove" the crashed saucer theory?

74 crashes.

It's a wonder there's any aliens left to perform those millions of abductions.

Paul Kimball

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can't remember my blogger account password, but anyway - You annoy me!
I think its really people like you who hurt UFOlogy, not people like Stan Friedman who can go out there and win debates against SETI scientists about UFOs. I'm even mad at myself(and mad that I'm even wasting my time writing this response) for reading your blog. Just saying that "so and so" isn't a true UFOlogist is ridiculous. Enough mud slinging already. Your not going to win any people over by saying that other people aren't serious UFOlogists. Win them over by either working with or debating with mainstream scientists so as to get people's attention. Please, do not waste our time with your over-zealous blog which you spend too much time writing.

Anonymous said...

Your research is losy and I will tell you why. Although it is true that some had concluded(as far as the Majic documents recounted) that some believe they were from other planets, not all agreed. As far as the tought of uses for the "crash" disk they were thought to be at best interplanetary. The funny part is what the person had to do to reasearch and hoax the majic docs. It would have taken a year at least. At the end of it most of the UFO filed thought they were fake.
I believe that is the real failure of the UFO filed.
Joe Capp
NY

Paul Kimball said...

To my anonymous "friends" -

"Friend" #1 - it's obvious you don't like what I say and write, so perhaps you should consider exercising your freedom to not pop by. I'll survive without you tuning in, and it sounds like you'd be a lot happier.

"Friend" #2 - umm... see comments re: "Friend" #1, take two aspirin, and don't call me in the morning.

Kindest regards, best wishes etc etc...

Paul Kimball

Tacö said...

I agree with you. I spent too much of my life faithfully believing that somehow all these UFO crashes were real. I remember when I first heard of Roswell, I thought, "My God! They ARE real!". Then I heard about the Aztec crash, and the Mexico crash, and the Puerto Rico crash. Suddenly, it seemed very popular to have a UFO crash in your backyard.

I have slowly fallen away from the ETH group. I still believe that UFOs represent something real and unexplained, God knows I've seen some weird things in the sky, but the idea that they are all interplanetary or interstellar seems more like a hopeful wish, lacking in any evidence at all.

I would think that saucer crashes would leave more evidence than balsawood and phosphorous. Maybe that's me.

Most of these people that disagree with you or support this ridculous book just don't want to see the dream go away. There's alot of money that has been made through it.

Paul Kimball said...

Taco:

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your comments, and agree with many of them. The ETH does have merit - as a theory. The problem, as I've said more than once, is that some people (and a lot of people within the very small pond that is ufology) treat it as a fact.

Paul

P.S. Love the Cash photo!

Bonny Campbell-Flower said...

Greetings Paul,
I've just discovered you and would like you to direct me to what you have written concening the May 9, 2001 Disclosure Project at the National Press Club.

thanks very much - bonny

Bonny Campbell-Flower said...

About the May 9, 2001 Disclosure Project -

I forgot to tell you how to reach me
newlifewisdom@verizon.net
thanks - bonny