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Alternate Perceptions Magazine, July 2020

UFOs: To be or not to be

by: Martin Piechota

Frank Edwards reported a brilliant lie by Air Force officials in his book, Flying Saucers – Serious Business. In August of 1965, tens of thousands of people from North Dakota to Mexico witnessed lighted formations of objects maneuvering in the skies. The Air Force reported that all these people were watching the four stars in the constellation Orion. Walter Webb of the Hayden Planetarium and Dr. Robert Risser of the Oklahoma Art and Science Planetarium both said that Orion was on the opposite side of the earth.

While the original explanation showed some considerable ingenuity and imagination, it turned out to be phony. There were no celestial mirages on this side of the earth. This is why the official branch of government, through its representative that is chosen to explain unusual events soon loses its creativity and credibility. He or she becomes what only can be described as a robot, saying the same thing over and over. Unknowingly, the spokesperson is confident in the performance of explaining the phenomenon. Can an explanation be a syndrome of gross incompetence or a revealing indication that its purpose was not as it seemed to be? Or could it simply be a deliberate lie? Sherlock Holmes said, “If a man lies about an apparently inconsequential thing, then that thing is not inconsequential.”

Here’s an explanation of the exclusion of phenomena: Western thinkers accepted Newton’s theories with such gusto that they committed the intellectual error of believing that they had finally captured ultimate reality. Whitehall labeled this belief as the “fallacy of misplaced concreteness,” and he contended that it was responsible for the periodic roadblocks that science had experienced in the course of its development. Misplaced concreteness, to be more specific, entails the elimination of a great deal of phenomena from consideration in the formulation of theory and the consequent belief that because the theory as constituted seems to work, the neglected data are not critical to the understanding and may be therefore excluded. [Ref. 1]

So the explanation that thousands of people witnessed the constellation Orion on the other side of the planet can be explained as “misplaced concreteness.” What is a UFO? The explanation is simple – it is an unidentified flying object. Once the phenomena is identified or reasonable scientific doubt can be cast upon the UFO in question, that object can be placed in a category classified as “debunked.”

When the government carts away a metallic object that fell from the sky and secures it on a government installation, this is not proof that the UFO is actually a vessel from outer space. The object is simply being secured for investigation and to protect the public from possible contaminants. If the commander of the base is in a chain of command that demands secrecy, any documents that cross his desk are classified as secret or even top secret. In the future, these documents are difficult to secure because of this secrecy even though they may contain irrelevant information.

In 1959, C.G. Jung wrote in his book “Flying Saucers” that the behavior of the press is sort of a Gallup test with reference to world opinion and one must draw the conclusion that news affirming the existence of UFOs is welcome, but that skepticism seems to be undesirable.

This creates the impression that there is a tendency all over the world to believe in UFOs and to want them to be real, unconsciously helped along by a press that otherwise has no sympathy with the phenomenon.

The impossibility of finding an earthly base for the UFOs and of explaining their physical peculiarities soon led to conjectures of extraterrestrial origin. Jung’s observations hold true to today’s public reaction toward the UFO phenomena. He goes on to say that the weightless behavior of spaceships and their intelligent, purposive movements were attributed to the superior technical knowledge and ability of the cosmic intruders. It was assumed as they did no harm the UFOs’ appearance was due to curiosity or to the need for aerial reconnaissance. Government installations and airfields held a special attraction to these alien observers and it was concluded that the development of nuclear fission necessitated a more accurate survey from the air. As a result, people felt they were being observed and spied upon from space.

There is a fear by the establishment scientific community of starry malevolence and a return to the times where clergy found reason to describe storms as divine signs and political leaders found reason to translate these signs into national issues, like the funding of scientific studies. Should the scientific community dare to mention astrology or ufology, the establishment that governs their field of interest along with the financial resources vital to their existence will reflect the religious warning found in the Book of Revelation 22: 18-19:

“I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, if any man shall add unto him these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”

Ufology is a threat to both government and religion and must be held at bay at all costs. The commandment issued in the Book of Revelation will be adhered to and no scientific body, government entity or religion will dare break it.

During 1946, mass sightings of reported rockets flying across Sweden were reported. Of 997 reports investigated by the Swedish military, including nearly 100 crashes in remote areas, not a single shred of evidence confirming the existence of the vehicles was found, despite the extreme measure the military took of draining some lakes. [Ref. 2] There are many sightings of triangle-shaped UFOs in the United States. Some UFO researchers have discovered a seeming correlation between the geographic location and UFO activity and disturbances in earth’s magnetic field caused by tectonic plate movements. Most UFO sightings occur in California, with Texas ranking second. These two states have the greatest amount of citizens residing there.

It’s the number of eyes available that is causing these two states to experience the most sightings. In the vast expanse of territory in the Central United States there is a lack of sightings because of the few people living there.

These simple facts reveal that if you are competent to really observe things for what they are, you will inevitably run into conflict. UFO experts keep telling us that more sightings are reported from rural areas. It seems that experts are conditioning the public to believe their “facts” through sentiment and fantasy that something impossible is possible.


1. Vine Deloria, Jr., The Metaphysics of Modern Existence, Harper and Rowe, 1978, pp. 34-35.
2. R. Bartholomew, Redefining Epidemic Hysteria – an example from Sweden, Acta Psychiatrica Scandanavica, 88 (1993) 318-28.

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