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AP & Hastings On Area 51 Declas Docs

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



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