What It Means

The current UFO craze

tells more about the state of journalism than it does about UFOs.


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  1. That it does.

    I follow a certain amount of “conspiratainment”. It’s almost more interesting to watch the stories develop and change over time, than the actual content. And, discussions of UFOs outside of a Christian context almost inevitably get into “weird spirituality”. Doesn’t take long.

    • I am by no means a UFO devotee, believer or whatever you call it. But I do want an answer as to what this all means. What’s “this?” The sudden seeming military acceptance of much of this. As a Christian I prefer to work through issues like this instead of gafawing things. Sorry about my spelling of gafawing.

      • Keith,

        Turns out that the main source for the 60 Minutes story is not credible. This is mostly clickbait. The U in UFO = unidentified. It literally means, “we don’t know.” It doesn’t mean, “the government is keeping a secret from us.” I’m sure they are but there’s no evidence that it has anything to do with aliens. It does mean, however, that even 60 Minutes is doing rubbish “journalism” now.

    • “Conspiratainment” is a great word, and I am going to steal / propagate it for daily use. There is nothing so entertaining as a classic “Unsolved Mysteries” show with Robert Stack. He had a unique way of talking very seriously while displaying a knowing half-smirk that let you know that this was all complete nonsense. The UFO segments (Roswell, Kecksburg, Crop Circles, etc.) are some of the best television I’ve ever seen.

  2. What it means: As Chesterton said, when men no longer believe in God, they believe everything else.

  3. The old magician’s trick…..watch what he let’s you see so you miss what he’s really doing. Those that know the story realize that the Wizard of Oz was little more than a small man pulling all the levers at just the right time. Look behind the curtain and you’ll see what’s really going on.

  4. The government ran this COINTELPRO back in the ’90s when they were testing the F-117. You can dig up old videos on YouTube where the actors even admitted this. They’re running it again because it works and you can tell the actors and newscasters are trying to sound credible and are having fun with this.

    They’re probably testing the B-21 or the SR-94. Bill Sweetman at Aviation Leak believes the SR-94 has been around for a long time.

  5. Bryce:

    I think the UFO cover stories have gone on for a very long time. Good call on the two new aircraft.

    It seems like there was an aircraft called the “Aurora” that travelled at ultra high velocities and aroused UFO suspicions at the time, maybe 20 to 25 years ago.

    • Yeah, that’s what I meant: the Aurora.

      You can inject anything into a digital video recording and create a voiceover. Injecting a black UFO is trivial. Some of the other “UFOs” look like balloons/aerostats, particularly the ones taken by the Navy. The one of the coast of San Diego looks like they sent the RIB over the visual horizon, raised a balloon, then lowered it while actors voiced-over, “Wow!”


      That said I believe along with Pierre Sprey and others that these new aircraft will be even more useless than the previous generation.

  6. Here are a few resources:

    Ancient Aliens, UFOs & the Bible. Interview with Dr. Ken Samples and Dr. Doug Potter on Monocle & Spade (4/27/21)

    Aliens and UFO’s? Dr. Danny Faulkner

    Lights in the Sky and Little Green Men: A Rational Christian Look at UFOs and Extraterrestrials (Reasons to Believe)

    Ufo’s in the New Age: Extraterrestrial Messages and the Truth of Scripture. William Alnor (Baker)

    UFO Cults and the New Millennium. William Alnor (Baker, 1998)

    Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the evolution connection, by Gary Bates (Creation Book Publishers)

    (vide) Alien Intrusion: Unmasking the Deception

    Alien Abductions and UFOs – Exposed!: Startling facts about this disturbing phenomenon

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