From: Robert Hastings <ufohastings.nul> Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:38:58 -0400 (EDT) Archived: Sat, 17 Aug 2013 06:50:06 -0400 Subject: AP & Hastings On Area 51 Declas Docs All, A reporter working for the Associated Press, Hannah Dreier, emailed me this morning to ask my take on yesterday's news about some Area 51-related documents having been declassified. I responded: Sorry, I am not an expert on the subject. All I can say is that there have been rumors about UFO-related activities at Area 51 over the years, but those rumors have not been confirmed. In 1988 or '89, a man named Bob Lazar spoke with Las Vegas investigative reporter George Knapp, claiming that he had helped "reverse-engineer" a recovered alien spacecraft at S-4, which is a complex near Area 51. That claim has not been substantiated and is still highly controversial. She then asked me if I were optimistic about future releases of UFO-related files. I responded: The military and the CIA are going to keep UFO-related secrets classified for some time to come, it appears. When I held my September 23, 2010 "UFOs and Nukes" press conference (which CNN streamed live), in response, the Pentagon just trotted out its standard PR statement about the Air Force having closed down its UFO investigations in 1969, after finding that UFOs posed no threat to national security. That blatantly deceptive response is contradicted by FOIA-released documents confirming Air Force investigations of UFOs well after that date. She then called and asked me to elaborate on this second comment. Part of my response, oddly set-up with a reference to Area 51 workers that I did not make, ended up in her article: Some UFO buffs and others believe the most earthshattering revelations will come from Area 51 workers, not an official document. "The government probably will not release what it knows," UFO researcher Robert Hastings said. "My opinion is that whoever is flying these craft will break the story and will reveal themselves at some point in the future. The CIA is not going to release anything they don't want to talk about." Please note that she fell into the usual journalistic trap of calling UFO proponents "buffs" and "believers" which are of course condescending and derogatory terms, given that some of those supposed "buffs" include astronauts, airline pilots, nuclear missile launch officers, and even a handful of scientists. The full article is at: http://tinyurl.com/mgpv73x Robert Hastings ufohastings.nul Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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