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Boldly Going Nowhere

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2007 07:59:48 -0400
Fwd Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2007 07:59:48 -0400
Subject: Boldly Going Nowhere

Source: The South Missourian News - Salem, Arkansas, USA



Boldly Going Nowhere

The Summer of 1947
Bret Burquest

The summer of 1947 was an amazingly eventful moment in human
history, in more ways than one.

In June of 1947, a French scholar named Jean Doresse discovered
the importance of 52 books, referred to as the Nag Hammadi
Codices, found in December of 1945 in a cave in upper Egypt.
These books were allegedly hidden by early followers of Jesus
Christ, called Gnostics, nearly 2,000 years ago. Gnostics
(gnosis is a Greek word meaning inner knowledge or insight) were
considered heretics and persecuted by orthodox Christians.

These books included: the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of
Philip, the Apocryphon of John, and the Gospel of Truth. Also in
this collection were writings attributed to early followers of
Jesus Christ, such as the Secret Book of James, the Apocalypse
of Paul, the Letter of Peter to Philip, and the Apocalypse of

Also in the summer of 1947, 15,000 fragments from 500
manuscripts were discovered in 11 caves on the shore of the Dead
Sea, about 13 miles east of Jerusalem. These are known as the
Dead Sea Scrolls. Fragments of every book in the Old Testament
(except the Book of Esther) were found. Prophecies by Ezekiel,
Jeremiah and Daniel, plus psalms attributed to King David and
Joshua, not found in the Bible are written in the scrolls.

According to scholars, the Dead Sea Scrolls were written by the
Essenes (a strict apocalyptic Jewish sect that dwelled in the
wilderness) between 200 B.C and 68 A.D. The Essenes were led by
a priest known as the “Teacher of Righteousness” who was opposed
(and possibly killed) by the established priesthood in

On June 21, 1947, an airplane pilot named Kenneth Arnold spotted
what he described as “flying saucers” over Mt. Rainier in
Washington. The term “flying saucer” soon became part of the
English language. Over the next few weeks, hundreds of reports
of flying saucers appeared in newspapers across the USA.

On July 4, 1947, several witnesses, including an older couple
sitting on their porch, an archeologist and his students on a
field trip and two nuns changing shifts at a local hospital saw
an object late at night “come in out of the north- northwest sky
at a very high rate of speed” near Roswell, N.M., and crash into
the earth.

This unidentified object was spotted on Army Air Force radar and
an armed unit was dispatched to the area.

Sometime thereafter, during the daylight, Mack Brazel discovered
a large amount of unusual debris scattered over his ranch near
Roswell. He informed the local sheriff who informed the Army Air
Force Base in the area.

On July 8, 1947, Major Marcel, intelligence officer of the 509th
Bomb Group at the Roswell Army Air Field, released a statement
to the press that a flying disk had been recovered from a ranch
in the Roswell vicinity. The recovered debris was flown to
“higher headquarters” where it soon disappeared from the radar
screen altogether.

The official explanation, by General Ramey of the Army Air
Force, was a weather balloon. Apparently, an intelligence
officer and numerous witnesses were unable to distinguish
between a balloon and a metallic saucer.

No big deal. Now we can all sleep better at night knowing our
government isn’t keeping any secrets from us.

In the summer of 1947, Jews began returning to their ancestral
homeland, from Europe and Russia, to form a new state named
Israel (officially recognized in 1948). The United Nations set
up partitions for Arabs and Jews.

In the USA that summer, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier
in baseball; Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier; construction
began on the U. N. building in New York; and the minimum wage
became a dollar an hour.

The ever-expanding federal government created the Atomic Energy
Commission, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the National
Security Council, the Department of Defense and the Joint Chiefs
of Staff. One wonders how much of this “defensive” buildup,
following a world war, was related to a perceived UFO threat.

It was quite a remarkable coincidence that significant holy
scriptures were discovered in the Middle East and UFO activity
became intense during the same short span of time. Or perhaps,
it wasn’t a coincidence at all.

The summer of 1947 wasn’t much different than the summer of
2007. The human race is still populated by morons and maniacs
who demand conformity to their way of life. But at least we can
watch it all on TV now.


Bret Burquest is an award-winning columnist and author of four
novels. He can be contacted at bret.nul

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