Did you see the story on Ancient Code claiming that the FBI “admitted” that aliens are transdimensional beings from another reality? I know we live in a post-truth universe where facts don’t matter, but you’d think that even bottom-feeding click-bait writers would have a basic level of reading comprehension.
You would of course be wrong. The instance in question comes to us from a July 8, 1947 FBI memorandum in which… Well, here is how our author describes it:
In 2011 after some documents were “declassified” a report written by a special agent of the FBI in 1947 reached the public. The special agent of the FBI, a lieutenant colonel whose identity, remained anonymous because of “national security” gather numerous data on the UFO phenomena after interviewing and studying the phenomena for years.
The document used to support this is not at all what author Ivan Petricevic thinks it is. It was not, for example, written by the FBI or a Lt. Colonel. The Lt. Colonel was a military official consulted by the FBI in San Francisco about flying discs, but our author has confused a teletype about this interview on the preceding page of the FBI’s omnibus declassified UFO files for a cover message to the document we are concerned with. He also failed to distinguish between the author of the teletype and its subject. Further, the memo we are concerned with is actually a copy of an article or press release called “A Memorandum of Importance” produced by a newsletter called The Flying Roll (a reference to a prophecy in Zechariah 5:1), which was part of or an additional publication to The Round Robin. It literally says this on the memorandum for anyone with even a few minutes’ time to consider what the words on the page are referring to. This magazine, in turn, was a magazine for “students of psychic research and parapsychology.”
I don’t have access to the run of The Round Robin to identify which issue it came from, and the column doesn’t appear in the published index of the magazine’s issues listed online. According to the Round Robin material online, The Flying Roll was a separate publication from the same group. The fact that the article refers to the UFOs as “Lokas,” a Theosophical term adopted by Round Robin for its UFO coverage, strongly suggests that it, as claimed, material from the two magazines. It also explains the reference to interdimensional beings: “The region from which they come is not the ‘astral plane’, but corresponds to the Lokas or Talas. Students of esoteric matters will understand these terms.” This warmed-over Theosophy is the calling card of Round Robin.
I’d like more information to know whether the piece was published in one of the two publications, or whether it was a press release put out by the organization (accounting for the two titles on the memorandum) or a published piece. It doesn’t really matter, though, since the FBI collected it only for the same reason as they did material on the Shave mystery: out of an abundance of caution.
To that end, it’s worth noting that Round Robin had devoted the issue right before Kenneth Arnold launched the UFO flap to a lengthy article analyzing the Shaver Mystery from a Theosophical perspective and defending it as real. That makes it pretty likely that the Shaver Mystery, which the FBI was already investigating, is what put Round Robin and The Flying Roll on the agency’s radar.
12/5/2016 11:31:43 am
After being accused of "covering up" the UFO phenomenon for decades the FBI now voluntarily decides to "declassify" a report of such world shaking importance??
12/5/2016 05:54:54 pm
"The special agent of the FBI, a lieutenant colonel whose identity, remained anonymous because of “national security” gather numerous data on the UFO phenomena after interviewing and studying the phenomena for years."
12/6/2016 12:28:07 pm
12/6/2016 11:53:29 am
This likely stems from a post Roswell source in a fiction pulp magazine. They had them back then. Also even the description seems to be that of an early Twilight Zone or Outer Limits type episode. The mystery is there is none. If the alleged FBI person already knew before Roswell then there was no cover up, which there wasn't, except to hide a crashed military test craft. It was not alien. But let's have fun with speculating. The truth is out there. Ha.
12/6/2016 11:56:10 am
This is also the ending of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Clearly if the Indy people knew of such things as pop culture, it was no secret that decades ago, even 70 years ago, it was pretty common to speculate on dimension hopping beings, glowing aliens, and flying discs.
12/7/2016 08:28:14 am
While driving down a deserted back country road in rural Maine one summer evening I saw a flying disk once zip by my car and dart into the woods. Turned out it was one of the hubcaps from my 1974 Plymouth Satellite Custom.
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