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UFO Researcher/Historian Curt Collins Discusses Forthcoming Pentagon UAP Task Force Report and the State of the UFO Field on The Paracast!

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This Week's Episode: UFO researcher and historian Curt Collins returns to talk about the implications of the Pentagon UAP Task Force's "waffling" report that, according to published reports, neither confirmed nor denied an ET origin for the phenomenon. In 2015 Curt was on the investigative team, the Roswell Slides Research Group, which exposed the BeWitness alien photo fiasco. More recently, he launched The Saucers That Time Forgot with Claude Falkstrom, focused on unearthing “tales that UFO history has overlooked or would rather forget.” Curt lives in the southern United States, near Jackson, Mississippi.

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After The Paracast -- Available exclusively for Paracast+ subscribers on June 20: Gene and Randall bring back researcher/historian Curt Collins to talk about the state of the UFO field and other important issues. From an historical perspective, he'll discuss the military's efforts to build craft in the tradition of flying saucers, and whether the Pentagon's Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, their purported UAP study, was by and large a reward to one of former Senator Harry Reid's supporters, paranormal enthusiast and hotel magnate Robert Bigelow. There will also be a discussion of a dustup over the work of researcher Ray Stanford and attempts to have his evidence presented during a conference held by the Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies (SCU).

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Proof? What Proof?

By Gene Steinberg

With roughly a third of the United States — according to recent polling — believing that UFOs are extraterrestrial, there’s an important question, which is whether there’s actually any evidence for this. Or is it just a feeling, a belief?

So what would constitute proof of offworld origin?

I suppose you can consider what Captain Edward J. Ruppelt, author of “The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects” wrote: “The hassle over the word ‘proof’ boils down to one question: What constitutes proof? Does a UFO have to land at the River Entrance to the Pentagon, near the Joint Chiefs of Staff offices? Or is it proof when a ground radar station detects a UFO, sends a jet to intercept it, the jet pilot sees it, and locks on with his radar, only to have the UFO streak away at a phenomenal speed? Is it proof when a jet pilot fires at a UFO and sticks to his story even under the threat of court-martial? Does this constitute proof?”

The question of amazing maneuverability is also key factor in the more recent reports from the U.S. Navy. Whatever they are, they are capable of exceeding the ability of known aircraft to travel the skies. So you are left with the process of elimination.

If they aren’t ours, is it possible they represent technology from another country capable of advanced technology, such as China or Russia? Even the “leaks” that reportedly represent the upcoming status report from the Pentagon UAP Task Force downplay this as a possibility except in a small number of cases.

Indeed, if other countries had aircraft that can run rings around the best the U.S. can build, they could use it to literally control the world. In any in-flight battle, they’d emerge victorious. We couldn’t lay a glove, make that a gun or missile, on them, because they’d evade us.

That also makes the possibility they are ours remote. With that capability, we’d demonstrate the ability to vanquish our international rivals and we wouldn’t be chasing after UFOs as if they were something mysterious.

So what’s left? Well, by a process of elimination, that would appear to favor the ET origin. How could it be otherwise?

For the sake of argument, I won’t dwell on the more exotic theories, such as the multiverse or time travelers. As much as I admire the work of my good friend David Halperin, the possibility that it’s all our collective unconscious doesn’t quite make it for me, even though I am not a firm believer in the ET hypothesis.

So that forthcoming UAP report reportedly concludes there is no evidence to prove the objects are from outer space — or offworld as it’s referred to these days. But to reflect back on what Captain Ruppelt wrote back in the 1950s, he focused not on physical evidence, but on what the UFOs could do.

But that is, as they say on the police procedural dramas, strictly circumstantial evidence. It doesn’t prove what they’re made of, let alone their origin. Or origins if we’re dealing with multiple sources.

The most direct evidence would, of course, be a physical spaceship, a flying machine that’s provably of offworld origin. Or at least from nowhere we know about on Planet Earth.

Certainly there have been reports over the years of alleged UFO crashes, the most famous — or infamous — of which is naturally the 1947 Roswell case.

Yes, we know what people say they witnessed, even if one sets aside the possibility that beings of some sort were seen in connection with the event. But there is no ironclad proof of where that spaceship might be stored. Area 51? Hangar 18?

It’s the stuff of legend, but it isn’t something anyone has been able to prove. So if the main criterion for proof of offworld origin is physical, where is that evidence?

Is it a piece of metal — trace evidence — that represents technology of which we’re not capable, or elements or alloys we are not able to duplicate? What about those purported alien implants that are allegedly found in the bodies of some UFO abductees? Where is this evidence, and does it represent something we can’t reproduce?

I’ve heard the stories, about alloys that we cannot manufacture, but when push comes to shove, there is no peer-reviewed scientific paper demonstrating such a reality. Just claims.

So if physical evidence is what the Pentagon UAP Task Force is going to require, absent Roswell or any other possible recovered wreckage, can it be produced?

Certainly, claims from people that they have seen or touched a UFO may be compelling, but they are anecdotal, not physical evidence. Trace evidence in the form of impressions in the ground are worth investigating. But, unless those traces contain compounds that represent something not of this Earth, it doesn’t take us the rest of the way.

Now in practical terms, physical evidence of offworld origin — again setting aside Roswell an other alleged crash/retrievals — doesn’t seem to be available. So if that’s what the U.S. government requires, that ends the argument for now. Well, except for the obvious.

Or a public landing by ET of course.

But the Pentagon’s posture may just be a dodge to skirt the issue. I mean, they clearly don’t have any evidence that UFOs are conventional. Again, they aren’t test aircraft, drones or other flying things that we know about.

Indeed, if the Pentagon UAP Task Force could readily dismiss the reality of the phenomenon, they’d do so and be done with it. That would end all the hopes and speculation real fast.

But that is decidedly not what’s happening. In addition to making it quite clear the matter should be taken seriously, there are both Democratic and Republican politicians saying the very same thing. We have former heads of the CIA in the mix and other government officials. When you look at the statements, they almost seem scripted because they are all so similar. How is that possible?

Now maybe the upcoming report is a way to deflect demands for disclosure, to temper overeager expectations. Get some key facts out there, but don’t stir up the public.

It’s also supposed to be a status report, not a final conclusion, meaning there may be yet another report six months hence. But after the story fades from the news cycle — and that’s been happening except for the rare report here and there — there will be no compelling reason to keep us up to date on their investigation.

Sure, people invested in the study of UFOs will continue to demand answers, disclosure. But those answers are still missing in action after over seven decades. Why should it change?

Well, unless there is going to be a significant announcement, but if expectations are muted going forward, the reaction won’t be near as severe when it happens. It may generate a few days of coverage and that, they hope, will be that.

Sorry to be down on it all. I’m just observing the lessons of history, but I’d be delighted to be proven wrong.

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UFO Researcher/Historian Curt Collins Discusses Forthcoming Pentagon UAP Task Force Report and the State of the UFO Field on The Paracast!

Proof? What Proof?


By Gene Steinberg

With roughly a third of the United States — according to recent polling — believing that UFOs are extraterrestrial, there’s an important question, which is whether there’s actually any evidence for this. Or is it just a feeling, a belief?

So what would constitute proof of offworld origin?

I suppose you can consider what Captain Edward J. Ruppelt, author of “The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects” wrote: “The hassle over the word ‘proof’ boils down to one question: What constitutes proof? Does a UFO have to land at the River Entrance to the Pentagon, near the Joint Chiefs of Staff offices? Or is it proof when a ground radar station detects a UFO, sends a jet to intercept it, the jet pilot sees it, and locks on with his radar, only to have the UFO streak away at a phenomenal speed? Is it proof when a jet pilot fires at a UFO and sticks to his story even under the threat of court-martial? Does this constitute proof?”

The question of amazing maneuverability is also key factor in the more recent reports from the U.S. Navy. Whatever they are, they are capable of exceeding the ability of known aircraft to travel the skies. So you are left with the process of elimination ...
I always enjoy having having @Sentry ( Curt ) on the show. He's got an excellent knowledge of ufology culture and is super level-headed. Plus he's so laid back you could talk about this stuff for hours with him without getting into any sort of tizzy. After all these years, Ruppelt's classic book on UFOs remains as important ( maybe even more important ) than ever.

When the process of elimination eliminates all known natural or manmade Earthly phenomena, the only alternative is off-world, but they leave that next step up to people with a brain to put together for themselves. And let's be clear here, they've already determined it's beyond the capability of any foreign terrestrial power, and nothing natural ( as in some kind of unknown bird ) is going fly at mach 15. Ruppelt told us in his book that the best engineers of his day had concluded UFOs are from some other planet. What more do people need?
 

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