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At Roswell Festival Doubt Is an Alien Concept

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 10:02:56 -0400
Archived: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 10:02:56 -0400
Subject: At Roswell Festival Doubt Is an Alien Concept

Source: The Washington Post - D.C., USA


Sunday, July 8, 2007

At Roswell Festival Doubt Is an Alien Concept

By William Booth
Washington Post Staff Writer
Page A01

ROSWELL, N.M., July 7 -- Attention, all aliens. Come on down.
Because, seriously, this is your crowd. About 50,000 of your
closest admirers are expected this weekend for the Roswell UFO
Festival, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the nearby crash
landing of a flying saucer -- and, naturally, the ensuing
government coverup.

A weather balloon? Please. We are not fools.

At least that's the thinking here. Not up on the latest ufology?
The debate today is all about "disclosure," meaning not if, but
when. When is the government finally going to open its top-
secret files to reveal its voluminous data on the sightings,
abductions and close encounters dating back to at least July 5,
1947. "The anomalies." Here in the desert Southwest. And
probably Mars.

"The secret world will fall. We want the truth embargo to end,"
said Stephen Bassett, the founder of X-PPAC, the first political
action committee established to target the politics of UFO/ET
phenomena. Bassett spoke at the festival's conference, which,
along with the Alien Chase fun run, costume parades and carnival
rides (Orbiter, Splash Down), have filled every motel room in
Roswell, once the home of the world's only atomic warfare unit
and the Enola Gay B-29 bomber.

On Friday night, Bassett told listeners of George Noory's "Coast
to Coast AM" radio show, which beamed live from the convention
center to 500 stations, that: "I believe the Democrats are
planning disclosures in the first months of the next

The Democrats? Naturally.

Several ufologists agreed that "the best ET ticket" would be
Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York (or maybe Al
Gore?) and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D), who have
probably already have been briefed on the truth. "But they don't
want to say so now," Bassett said. Interestingly, Richardson is
quoted at the UFO Museum and Research Center ("The Truth is
Here!") as stating: "I don't think the U.S. government has fully
disclosed everything they know."

Indeed. If only citizens could get access to the data. Because
the people here want to know about the shadow guests, crop
circles, shape shifters, crash retrievals, men in black, cattle
mutilations, probes and, of course, the antimatter perpetual
energy machines that have been kept under wraps in those deep-
black special limited access programs run by an international
cabal of military-industrial-intelligence-media interests.

Why won't they tell all? "Because they don't want to kill the
goose that lays the golden eggs," said Richard M. Dolan, author
of "UFOs and the National Security State," and another of the
two dozen speakers this weekend. Dolan is not certain that it is
an antimatter machine. Could be anti-gravity. But they're
working on something, perhaps by "reverse engineering" based
upon debris -- mechanical or biological -- vacuumed up at the
crash sites.

"The topic is now being taken very seriously," Noory said. He
said if the CIA could release 693 pages of the "family jewels,"
the worst deeds by the nation's spies, then the UFO research
community asks why not the files (probably kept underground)
about the extraterrestrials. "We've been visited from the very
beginning of time," Noory said. "Maybe we've been seeded. Maybe
we've been changed. I don't know. But somebody does."

That somebody might be Roger Leir, author of "The Aliens and the
Scalpel," about his research on the abductees who have been
implanted or probed. His latest case, which he shared with UFO
enthusiasts at the festival, involves "a gentleman in his 60s"
who awoke recently to see "a drop of blood on his knee." CAT
scans, X-rays and interviews, said Leir, revealed a 60 percent
certainty that the man had been snatched by the ETs. The foreign
object in his knee appeared to be a one-inch-long rod as thick
as a pencil. More testing, naturally, is required. "We try to do
this as scientifically as possible," he said. His pet theory?
Mass genetic manipulation. But it is only a theory -- so far.

Other lectures at the festival include "Body Snatchers in the
Desert," "Were Early Contactees Ritual Magicians?" and "UFOs and
the Occult: Reptilian Overlords, Abductions, Mind Control and
the New World Order."

Reptilian overlords aside, the aliens have been pretty good for
little Roswell, population 45,000, which in recent years has
embraced the 1947 flying saucer crash as a boomlet for tourism
dollars. "We're told the motels are absolutely packed," said
Roswell assistant city manager Bob Thomson. Is he a believer?
"There's a lot of excitement this year," he said diplomatically.

Downtown, the street lamps of Roswell sport lights depicting
almond-eyed ETs. The local liquor store's sign offers "aliens,
beer, wine." Perhaps not in that order. At the Wool Bowl,
thousands came out to hear the Alan Parsons Project play. At the
convention center, a company is offering tours of the crash
site, which is on a ranch west of town. They're selling alien
cat scratches, glow-in-the-dark soap and Area 51 coffee mugs.

The crowds at the festival appear relatively sane. Many are from
New Mexico, and they say they are here for the fun carnival
atmosphere in tidy, laid-back Roswell. Some of the out-of-
towners, the real enthusiasts, can be a little intense. They're
like trekkies at a "Star Trek" convention, except that they
pepper their conversations with the phrase: "And that can be

Guy Malone is one of the official organizers of the weekend
event. "There are a lot of views expressed here, and I share
them all," he said. "Angels, fairies, demons, succubuses, ETs
and aliens. They might all be the same phenomena."

Please, continue. "Hundreds of years ago," Malone explained,
sporting black alien-style sunglasses, "it was elves and fairies
taking you to a cave and poking you with wands or having weird
sex in the woods." And today? "We call them aliens."

Why does the public not know all this? "The single largest
number one roadblock to disclosure is the mainstream media,"
Dolan said. For example, he said, last year there was a UFO
sighting in Chicago. Did you know that?

"A flying saucer-like object hovered low over O'Hare
International Airport for several minutes before bolting through
thick clouds with such intense energy that it left an eerie hole
in overcast skies, said some United Airlines employees who
observed the phenomenon," according to a report in the Chicago
Tribune. Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration
blamed "a weather phenomenon," but really, what else could they
say? The problem, said Dolan, is not that the major media avoid
such stories completely, "but they don't follow up."

The U.S. government, of course, has issued its share of reports
debunking UFOs. Here in Roswell, those reports are generally
seen as desperate attempts to whitewash the truth.

Yet there is hope for the Roswell set. Apparently from the
French, who have declassified some of their UFO files. The
British and Brazilians have or will soon open their cases for
scrutiny. But the treasure trove belongs to the U.S. government,
and strangely, disclosure has not yet become an issue on the
presidential campaign.

The question is why.

[Thanks to A.J. Gevaerd for the lead]

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