For Halloween Ben and Aaron scared up a haunting edition of Mysterious Universe, perfect to hide under the covers with. Lest we get too cozy, however, don’t forget that terror can also come from other realms including the stars.
Halloween is, of course, the anniversary (71st this year) of the 1938 Mercury Theater radio broadcast of War of the Worlds produced by Orson Welles that caused a panicked public to take to the streets to escape the Martian invasion.
If you follow UFO websites, you might be feeling some of that “invasion” panic since given the number saucer, triangle and orb sightings reported daily along with agitated predictions that full disclosure is imminent. Oooo, be very afraid.
Or not. No need to run screaming into the streets quite yet because investigative journalist Leslie Kean just announced that Random House is about to publish a book (no title yet) of her clear-headed reporting on the UFO phenomena combined with first-person testimonials by some of the most credible witnesses–former governors, high level military and government officials, highly trained airplane pilots and aviation experts–who participated in the National Press Club press conference in 2007 organized by Kean and documentary filmmaker James Fox (whose “I Know What I Saw” also featured clips from the press conference). Kean told the Paracast that she hopes the weight of the testimony shared in the book will finally make the reality of the UFO phenomena “undeniable.”
She is certainly one of only a handful of investigators in the field who has the credentials and credibility to pull it off. Still, say she does convince people that UFOs are real, then what? Will we greet ET with guns or roses? According to Wikipedia, that very well be the very question that’s held up Disclosure–at least for the past 71 years:
“There has been continued speculation that the panic generated by War of the Worlds inspired officials to cover up unidentified flying object evidence, avoiding a similar panic. U.S. Air Force Captain Edward J. Ruppelt, the first head of UFO investigatory Project Blue Book wrote, ‘The [U.S. government’s] UFO files are full of references to the near mass panic of October 30, 1938, when Orson Welles presented his now famous The War of the Worlds broadcast.'”
If you think it’s high time you took a crash course in UFOlogy, you can get hooked up with some of the classics books–Ufology, by James McCampbell; UFOs: A New Look is a classic NICAP publicatio ; Ted Bloecher’s Report on the UFO Wave of 1947 ;Maj. Donald Keyhoe’s first UFO book, a 1950 paperback entitled Flying Saucers are Real is also available as a free and instant download as are many other offered online and for free via this link.
Full Disclosure November 27, 2009