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