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Your Paracast Newsletter — July 4, 2021

Gene Steinberg

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July 4, 2021

Canadian UFO Researcher Chris Rutkowski Dissects the Pentagon UAP Task Force Report on The Paracast!

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This Week's Episode: Noted Canadian UFO researcher/scientist Chris Rutkowski delivers a no-holds-barred reality check about the recently-released Pentagon UAP Task Force report to the U.S. Congress. Does it satisfy the needs of people hoping for UFO disclosure, or do its uncertain conclusions simply add to the confusion? Since the mid-1970s, Chris has written about his investigations and research on UFOs, for which he is best known. However, he has been involved in many other writing and media projects for more than 30 years, including TV specials (The Monster of Lake Manitoba, 1996), planetarium shows (Moonlight Serenade, 1983, and Amateur Nights, 1989) and newspaper columns (Strange Tales, in the Northern Times, Thompson, Manitoba,1984 to 1985). This is an episode you won't want to miss!

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After The Paracast -- Available exclusively for Paracast+ subscribers on July 4: Another dose of reality from UFO researcher scientist Chris Rutkowski who, as he promised in our Paracast forums, reveals the name of a town in North America that was named after a UFO. Chris also continues the discussion about the first Pentagon UAP Task Force Report and expectations for the next promised report. And just what would constitute proof positive that UFOs are spaceships? Chris Rutkowsk’s name is synonymous with UFO research the world over and, since 1989, the organization with which he is associated, UFOlogy Research of Manitoba, has solicited sightings data from active Canadian researchers. This data is annually compiled into the “Canadian UFO Survey.” The survey is made publicly available in an attempt to promote the dissemination of information across the UFO field.

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So The World Didn’t Change

By Gene Steinberg

There were loads of expectations among followers of UFO lore that the U.S. government might finally have its act together when it comes to investigating the phenomenon. After so many decades of treating the topic as an afterthought, or the source of a not-so-funny feature about tipsy people who believe in little green men, major newspapers began to take it seriously.

But wait! It’s not quite true that all newspapers were negative about UFOs. Local publications tended to be more serious since they didn’t have large enough staffs or enough time to write sarcastic put-downs. Now as for local TV stations…

In the run-up to last month’s release of the Pentagon UAP Task Force report — well at least the first update — expectations were serious or jaded, or a mixture of both. Veteran researcher Kevin D. Randle said that this is still a lead-up to “Condon 2.0,” where the entire UFO mystery will be dismissed as nothing to worry about. That would, he suggests, likely come after an update or two with more and more boring text.

To be sure, the report is, as bureaucratic prose goes, even more tedious than I might have expected. If you didn’t know that it was actually about UFOs and a series of compelling sightings from the U.S. Navy, you might just set it aside and get on with the “real” world.

Perhaps that supreme caution was the intent, not the result of rushing out something to meet a deadline. If the authorities didn’t plan on saying, for example, that it is likely that UAPs have offworld origins, playing it down was the best approach.

Even if the Task Force concluded that the ET hypothesis was the most likely explanation, how such a state affairs would be revealed might require as much study as the phenomenon itself merits.

Perhaps just boring people would be the best approach. Over the years, scientists reveal more and more about possible Earth-like planets out there in the cosmos. The general assumption is that life out there is quite normal, and intelligent life a likely possibility. Our damaged planet is nothing special. There might be hundreds of thousands or even millions of similar civilizations in our galactic neighborhood.

Of course, this is not unfamiliar territory to fans of Star Trek and loads of other sci-fi stories. I omit Star Wars, because that’s supposed to have happened “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.”

I’m not going to dwell upon how Earthlings should react to residing on a strictly average planet with a strictly average level of technological achievement. That may just be the result of efforts by science to make ET’s presence seem perfectly natural.

It shouldn’t impact organized religion that much either. Our Space Brothers are God’s creatures too, right? Well, except for religions that regard UFOs as spawns of the devil.

Now if it’s all about making us accustomed to an inhabited universe, it might just make sense. If and when an ET origin is revealed to be the source of UFOs, by that point in time, most people will react in a casual fashion and get on with their business.

After all, it’s not as if ET appears to present a threat to our planet. Well, maybe they have pulled a few stunts in and around nuclear installations, but that might be little more than a way to test the level of our technology without any intent to do lasting harm.

Abductions? Well, that’s a horse of a different color, but there may be other explanations instead of the possibility of an active program by ET to kidnap the locals and give them painful physical exams.

But if we live on an average planet with an average civilization, countless other planets have spawned life and has experimented with nuclear weaponry and similar instruments of mass destruction. Some survived the attempt, others didn’t.

For the sake of argument, I’ll ignore claims from people that they’ve met or channeled ET and that they are evangelizing the grand plan to rid our planet of famine, war and climate change. Even if some sort of genuine experience is involved, our visitors appear to be feckless. If they did want us to change, they’d have the power to easily enforce that edict.

Perhaps the way Klaatu did it, in the 1951 version of the sci-fi movie, “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” would be appropriate. In a meeting with Earth’s brightest scientists, we are warned that if we don’t get on the straight and narrow, abandon nuclear weapons and join the galactic brotherhood, we’ll be put out of our misery.

Then again, Klaatu’s message of peace — the carrot sans the stick — was readily adapted by contactees and became a part of their messaging. Would George Adamski have written “Flying Saucers Have Landed” without being heavily influenced by that classic sci-fi film? What about other contactees who met up with similar entities?

But for most people, contactees and channelers aren’t taken seriously. If they know about them at all, it’s just another form of entertainment.

So it all comes down to this: Some time in the future — and I have mixed feelings whether I’ll still be around to enjoy it — we will know the answer to the UFO mystery. But it will be conveyed so gradually, so gently, that the larger impact will be reduced.

Fans of UFO lore will feel vindicated by the development, but few will pay attention to them. Indeed, how many of those news reports about the Pentagon UAP Task Force make much, if any, mention about civilian UFO clubs? Where does MUFON or NUFORC stand when it’s all about what the Navy has reported?

Even Air Force officials ought to feel jealous that a rival agency is getting all the good press.

MUFON did mention that Task Force Report, but it garnered little more than a few paragraphs in the middle of their Home page, with a link to the report itself. They were more interested in soliciting memberships and getting people to attend their next Symposium.

Now suppose ET staged a mass landing and nobody came? I wouldn’t be at all surprised.

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