The UFO Frenzy Continues
A few days ago, Jacques Vallée and Paola Harris released their much-hyped new book, Trinity: The Best-Kept Secret, the one that Chris Mellon and Brandon Fugal and a squad of UFO celebrities promised would bring the goods and change ufology forever. That didn’t happen. The thinly sourced book offered meandering anecdotes from two old men who claimed to have seen a crashed avocado-shaped spaceship as children in 1945 and their nearly as ancient cousin who claimed to have played with the wreckage that the pair kept around the house. The much-hyped tests of supposed wreckage provided no real results, and Vallée speculated, ludicrously, that UFOs aren’t extraterrestrial but instead are “gifts” or “warnings” from a non-human intelligence that manifests as a universal consciousness, purposely sent and crashed on backwater farms to help us level up in some bizarre cosmic game.
And that was only the second stupidest thing a member of the UFO club did this week. Lue Elizondo, fresh off his appearances on ABC’s This Week and CNN’s The Lead warning of the dire national security implications of the UFO threat, decamped to Josh Gates’s paranormal monster-hunting show Expedition X on the Discovery Channel to try to track underwater space aliens. Because he’s super-serious about national security. This is the guy Congress is listening to.
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5/26/2021 07:38:44 pm
Like the lost Friends episode: The One with the Subtext.
5/28/2021 01:45:55 pm
5/28/2021 06:07:46 pm
In other news from Bizarro world, Wolter is claiming the DOD is responsible for erecting some of the recently found aluminum "Monoliths" to create a UFO media flap.
5/29/2021 07:59:27 am
And that's unbelievable how, exactly? Show your work.
5/29/2021 02:52:35 pm
Wolter claims his secretive government contact is a man named Holden (not his real name). So now this:
An Over-Educated Grunt
5/30/2021 06:33:32 pm
To further the nonsense, Mr. X was a very brief alternate source for Mulder and Scully in Season 2 of the X-Files to replace Deep Throat.
6/1/2021 05:57:58 am
THAT's what you do? That's what you do? M'kay, alright,.
5/31/2021 05:59:20 am
Pathetically, Vallée, in this latest book, tells us of a "real" crash recovery by the Army in the 1940s. Not the Roswell crash, of course, but one that is really, really "real" this time. Promise! And where did it happen? Why, only 20 miles from White Sands, of course! And why did this "interdimensional" craft appear there? Why, because of the atomic bomb, of course! The blurb on Amazon says "Over several site investigation surveys Harris and Vallée reconstructed the historic observations by three witnesses, two of whom are still living..." Through their "investigation", the authors uncovered that "Fearing retaliation, they [the "witnesses"] remained silent for some 60 years about what they had seen and done over those nine days at the site while the recovery was proceeding."
12/28/2021 11:41:52 pm
I understand your grief at losing all those household appliances. Unfortunately, even the supposedly “best” and most expensive of mine seem to have gone out at the most in opportune time. The washer, the dryer, Garbage Disposal, Refrigerater- all less than 8 years old. The 25-year old refrigerator that was in the house when I bought it -still runs!
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