High Strangeness: Calling BS on the UFO Alloys

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Calling BS on the UFO Alloys

Are "The Alloys" the newest UFO "Smoking Guns"?

You know about The Alloys, right? The Alloys are supposed hard evidence that UFOs are physical objects. They were allegedly acquired in some manner by the Pentagon's formerly classified "Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program," or "AATIP." The Alloys also carry on in the hallowed tradition of UFO "Smoking Guns" such as the Atacama Humanoid, the Alien Autopsy video and the Roswell Slides, all of which fizzled and died without proving anything.

AATIP is said to have been in business between 2007 and 2012, during which it was funded by us, the American taxpayers, to the tune of $22 million. The Alloys allegedly in AATIP's possession are said to be housed in a specially-modified Nevada warehouse owned by bazillionaire UFO enthusiast Robert Bigelow. We learned this at the same time we learned that Navy pilots had recently supposedly encountered a Tic-Tac-shaped UFO out over the Pacific Ocean.
Luiz Elizondo: targeted by assassins, or just likes to sit near walls?

That was over two months ago, and despite erstwhile AATIP chief Luiz Elizondo and the pilot who claimed to have had the aerial encounter with the UFO both granting interview after interview to anyone willing to sit down with them, very little information of any importance has been revealed since the original press release. Unless you count the claim that unearthly Alloys are being stored in Nevada as important information. Clearly, some people do, but I don't.

I have a lot of reasons for maintaining my skepticism here, but I was reminded of one of my favorites today as I was reading the latest Alloy news, and consequently reviewing the last two months of news on this topic. In a December 20 story by Ralph Blumenthal in the NY Times' Times Insider entitled, "On the Trail of a Secret Pentagon U.F.O. Program." In the 7th paragraph, Blumenthal describes a time when he and two of his colleagues met up with former AATIP chief Elizondo to discuss AATIP and The Alloys, and he describes Elizondo this way:

"On Nov. 17th, we three met Mr. Elizondo in a nondescript Washington hotel where he sat with his back to the wall, keeping an eye on the door."

What's the first thing you think of when you read that? Do you think, "Oh, gosh, Elizondo is really worried. His life must be in danger!" Well, guess what, chump? That's what you're supposed to think. As for me, I think it's pretty unremarkable that the first person to show up for a meeting in a public place would position himself where he can see the people he's meeting up with when they enter. I mean, wouldn't it have been kind of stupid for Elizondo to have sat facing the wall, with his back to the door? In other words, there are reasons to sit with your back to the wall, keeping an eye on the door that don't involve being afraid that some assassin is going to take you out. And yet Blumenthal chose to create this evocative Jason Bourne-esque image of Elizondo... Why?

Also: they met Elizondo at a "nondescript Washington hotel." What does this detail matter? Am I reading a John LeCarre spy novel? Would it have mattered if they had met at a "descript" Washington hotel?

Think I'm blowing this out of proportion? Remember, Mr. Blumenthal is a reporter for the New York fucking Times. He didn't get that job by being a sloppy writer. He got that job because he is an expert at using words to convey specific information. He described Elizondo and the hotel that way because he wanted to create an impression in readers' minds that Elizondo's safety was in question, because Elizondo was in possession of very sensitive and dangerous information that he was about to share with Blumenthal.

I've said from the start that this whole story seems very carefully scripted and managed, and Blumenthal's article just screams propaganda. God knows what the point is. It beggars belief that even in 2018 government intelligence agencies are still trying to fuck with the public's perceptions of UFOs, but I guess anything is possible.

And, I have to admit, it seems to be working!

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