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'Secret Access: UFOs On The Record'

From: Dave Haith <visions1.nul>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 16:50:56 +0100
Archived: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 09:11:11 -0400
Subject: 'Secret Access: UFOs On The Record'

A new UFO documentary to get even the sceptics out there

It's based on the New York Times best selling book by Leslie
Kean: UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the


Click on the pink link above and scroll down to the movie,
Or watch it on YouTube here:



History Channel Gets It Right
By Billy Cox
Herald Tribune
August 26, 2011

Original Link

Thursday night=92s =93Secret Access=94 report by The History Channel =97
=93UFOs On The Record=94 =97 is the sort of crisp advocacy journalism
one might easily envision in PBS=92 =93Frontline=94 rotation. Focused
(if not a tad overproduced), expertly sourced, and devoid of the
tripe that too often characterizes network programming on this
issue, =93UFOs On The Record=94 is a foundational model for jump-
starting a national conversation so desperately overdue.

In fact, the logical next question might be: What, exactly, are
viewers supposed to do with this material? Contemplating citizen
action may seem premature, given the comparatively small niche
audience of The History Channel, but at least this week we got a
glimpse of what may lie ahead.

The 96-minute documentary, built upon Leslie Kean=92s UFOs:
Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record, was
produced by filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sudberg, who
obviously know what they=92re doing. Having tackled atrocities in
Darfur, a racially motivated murder conviction in North
Carolina, and America=92s post-9/11 surveillance culture, among
other things, Stern and Sudberg have little appetite for
equivocation. Like Kean, they made no unsubstantiated claims and
dispensed with the uninformed ruminations of so-called UFO
skeptics that pass for =93balance=94 in mainstream formulas.
Instead, they mined official documents and eyewitnesses to build
a compelling case for the serious disconnect between reality and
American public policy.

For Kean=92s readers, the =93Secret Access=94 treatment covered
familiar turf: the Phoenix Lights, the Rendlesham Forest
incident, the 1989-90 Belgian wave, etc. But watching many of
the players in the book =97 like former Federal Aviation
Administration accidents division chief John Callahan, and
retired Belgian Gen. Wilfried De Brouwer =97 as they physically
reconstructed complex interactions between UFOs and jet planes
brought the enormity of the transactions to life. And, fan
though I am of the written word, there is no substitute for
listening to audiotapes of air traffic/ground crew chatter
trying to come to grips with a UFO idling over Chicago=92s O=92Hare
International in 2006.

=93On The Record=94 also introduced us to eyewitnesses who weren=92t
in the book, and gave a sendup to the National Aviation
Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena, which is conducting the
sort of scientific research that sends our own government into
contortions to avoid. And it profiled an innovator who just
might someday land the biggest catch of all.

Hollywood special effects guru Douglas Trumbull (=93Blade Runner,=94
=93Close Encounters of the Third Kind,=94 =932001: A Space Odyssey=94)
can spot UFO fake footage with a craftsman=92s eye. But lately,
he=92s applying his technological skills to a mobile camera unit
called Ufotog, with which he will scan the skies using optics
capable of gauging size, distance, altitude, velocity and
trajectory of unidentifieds up there, visible and otherwise.
This is exciting stuff.

What a rollercoaster month it=92s been for Leslie Kean. The
paperback version of UFOs On the Record rolled on Aug. 2, with a
fresh endorsement from heavyweight astronomer Derrick Pitts. On
Sunday, she was by the side of artist and abduction research
pioneer Budd Hopkins when he died at age 80. A couple of days
ago, she joined a panel discussion promoting the =93Secret Acess=94
documentary on CNN Headline News (see below). A noteworthy
venue, but it should=92ve been even bigger.

Things change, inevitably, whether we allow them to or not.
Thursday night, we got a glimpse of how a major shift might
begin. Given the MSM=92s track record for peddling dumbed-down
mediocrity, it=92s unlikely the =93Secret Access=94 piece can provide
that momentum swing, which will occur eventually. What it did
was remind us of an even more fundamental truth =97 hard work pays


Dave Haith

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