seriously, everyone in this story is like coming *just* up to the edge of saying aliens have visited earth https://t.co/Qb4TavawUl
— Gerry Doyle (@mgerrydoyle) July 24, 2020
This is not a News of the World article in a supermarket aisle in 1998. It’s the @nytimes in 2020. This is truly the year that all science/dystopian fiction addicts have been preparing for. https://t.co/cjchKQ75ql pic.twitter.com/7vJtKx6gYW
— Kashmir Hill (@kashhill) July 24, 2020
Let’s be honest — we all want to believe, but every s-f reader going back to the original foo-fighter days knows the real answer to the last several years is that the Aliens have been testing us… and we’ve failed. Horribly. The last few months in particular are evidence that we’ve been abandoned to work it out on our own. One more planet where an ‘intelligent’ species evolved to the pointed where it could destroy itself before it could learn to cooperate…
Also, Harry Reid is once again tweaking the skittery conspiracy theorists who flock to the Southwest to indulge their phantasies about Vast Gubmint Plots, and good for him getting the NYTimes to bite, too!
“No Longer in Shadows, Pentagon’s U.F.O. Unit Will Make Some Findings Public”…
Despite Pentagon statements that it disbanded a once-covert program to investigate unidentified flying objects, the effort remains underway — renamed and tucked inside the Office of Naval Intelligence, where officials continue to study mystifying encounters between military pilots and unidentified aerial vehicles.
Pentagon officials will not discuss the program, which is not classified but deals with classified matters. Yet it appeared last month in a Senate committee report outlining spending on the nation’s intelligence agencies for the coming year. The report said the program, the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force, was “to standardize collection and reporting” on sightings of unexplained aerial vehicles, and was to report at least some of its findings to the public within 180 days after passage of the intelligence authorization act.
While retired officials involved with the effort — including Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader — hope the program will seek evidence of vehicles from other worlds, its main focus is on discovering whether another nation, especially any potential adversary, is using breakout aviation technology that could threaten the United States…