It’s been a fairly slow week, perhaps due to the holiday and the unofficial start of summer. UFO Twitter buzzed with rumors that the United States Senate is planning to hold a hearing on UFOs, and Lue Elizondo once again broke his promise to stay away from UFO media so he could join Ancient Aliens guest star and Tennessee congressman Tim Burchett to fantasize about their dream lineup of witnesses for future House or Senate hearings, which would include Eric Davis, one of the Bigelow-affiliated researchers fooled by the infamous Alien Autopsy video. Elizondo appeared in the video with a gun leaning against the wall behind him.
Meanwhile, Stanford geneticist and interdimensional mind-parasite UFO researcher Garry Nolan claimed in a podcast to have special knowledge that Congress was not only working on “immunity” or “amnesty” for officials who have protected UFO secrets but that the immunity deal is almost complete. Just as we learned from Elizondo’s lawyer Danny Sheehan recently that Elizondo was secretly working with the military’s Space Command while badmouthing the government as hiding the truth, Nolan’s comments suggest that the researcher who is deathly afraid of open windows because an alien might come through them has a more official role with the government than he is letting on.
Secret of Skinwalker Ranch and Ancient Aliens star Travis Taylor not only volunteered recently to testify to Congress about the ranch’s alleged paranormal UFO power but also gave a presentation at UFO Mega Con in which he made some grandiose claims about UFOs with evidence he decidedly did not provide for scientific review. Instead, he offered some wild speculation about multiple phenomena and paranormal nonsense, leading Australian journalist Ross Coulthart to declare in a Fade to Black radio appearance that UFOs are not space aliens but something ancient and earthly. “I think the ET hypothesis, the idea that what we’re talking about here is a life from another part of the galaxy—I think that’s the least possible explanation. More and more I get the impression that whatever this is it’s been here a long time. It’s not necessarily visiting.” Coulthart accidentally rediscovered Deros, the underground sci-fi entities from the Shaver Mystery, the foundational story that gave rise to UFO mythology in the 1940s.
Whatever is going on behind the scenes, we should be disturbed that Congress is carrying out its investigation via leaks to UFO Twitter and with the help of a constellation of loony tunes whose track record of false claims, unevidenced conclusions, high fantasy, and deceptive self-dealing has long been public record. It is, nevertheless, a perfect coda for the feckless failure of a dysfunctional Congress. Children are dying, a pandemic is raging, civil rights are collapsing, and Congress is looking to escape reality by devoting its energy to flying saucers and little green men.
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