Yesterday was certainly one for the angels. Donald Trump’s new favorite COVID-19 doctor, who recently lobbied Congress, turned out to be a paranormal believer with ancient astronaut and occult ideas. According to the Daily Beast, Dr. Stella Immanuel is a believer in David Icke’s Reptilians, among other things:
She alleges alien DNA is currently used in medical treatments, and that scientists are cooking up a vaccine to prevent people from being religious. And, despite appearing in Washington, D.C. to lobby Congress on Monday, she has said that the government is run in part not by humans but by “reptilians” and other aliens.
She’s also pretty hot on the idea that demons are mating with humans, presumably to produce more End Times Nephilim. Anyway, Donald Trump retweeted a video of Immanuel making unscientific claims about COVID-19, and Twitter restricted Donald Trump Jr.’s access after he praised the video and spread false claims about COVID based on it. The president was asked about alien DNA at a press conference yesterday, reiterated that he found Immanuel “impressive,” and then ended the press conference.
Meanwhile, the New York Times doubled down on its endorsement of the idea that the U.S. government possesses crashed flying saucers. In a personal essay published on page 2 of the A section yesterday (!), crackpot reporters Ralph Blumenthal and Leslie Kean, the coauthors of the Times’ UFO stories for the past three years, repeated their belief in crashed saucers and expressed annoyance and anger that their personal and financial connections to the UFO propaganda industry are being questioned.
We’re often asked by well-meaning associates and readers, “Do you believe in U.F.O.s?” The question sets us aback as being inappropriately personal. Times reporters are particularly averse to revealing opinions that could imply possible reporting bias.
But, say, running a UFO advocacy group that lobbies the government for “UFO disclosure,” as Ms. Kean has done for decades, certainly isn’t biased.
More importantly, the two slipped in hearsay that a friend-of-a-friend heard it said that there may be a crashed saucer somewhere in a government facility. You, know, facts:
Numerous associates of the Pentagon program, with high security clearances and decades of involvement with official U.F.O. investigations, told us they were convinced such crashes have occurred, based on their access to classified information. But the retrieved materials themselves, and any data about them, are completely off-limits to anyone without clearances and a need to know.
The pair also provided what they claimed was an “unclassified” slide from a Pentagon briefing on the extraterrestrial vehicle threat. They use the passive voice to avoid explaining who gave them the slides. The slide might have been viewed in the Pentagon, but it doesn’t use the standard DOD PowerPoint template, and it’s also identical to the slideshow Hal Puthoff gave at a remote viewing conference a couple of years ago. In other words, the obvious conclusion is that the slides were from a presentation that Puthoff and/or To the Stars gave to the Pentagon, not one that the Pentagon prepared for government officials.
The whole thing is an embarrassment, and the Times should just go whole-hog and hire Stella Immanuel as their new health correspondent so we can have Nephilim and crashed saucers side by side in the paper of record.
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