UFOs – a level-headed examination, thank Christ

What with the absolute bollocks spouted lately by morons such as Blossom Goodchild and her “2000-mile long spaceship appearing on 14/10″ nonsense, it was refreshing to find a fim about UFO’s that, for once, does not resort to silly nonsense or tin-foil drivel. Obviously, it’s made by a Brit. Quite right.

Full video after the jump. Readers on Facebook can view the film here.

In case you weren’t aware, i.e. you are not a mind-numbingly stupid, easily-led, tree-hugging, sandal-wearing, crystal-waving, love and light-preaching (mostly American) halfwit, recently the internet was assailed by the biggest load of absolute bollocks since John Titor’s time-travel hi-jinx, onto which a seemingly endless number of desperate, pathetic people clung.

A lady going by the particularly feeble name of Blossom Goodchild, who is apparently either English or Australian, no-one seems to know for sure – started claiming (somewhat inevitably through the youtubes) that she was “channelling” aliens through some hokey other-dimensional spiritual plane or other. Apparently it just happened to tap into a number of popular theories of the feeble-witted including noble alien races coming to our aid, and fighting less noble alien races hell-bent on our destruction. Or some shit like that. 

Many hard-of-thinking (mostly American) folks decided that based on no evidence whatsoever this must absolutely be true, and that these aliens – allegedly part of the Galactic Federation Of Light – were to be our saviours. With the promise of enlightenment and peace and all manner of pseudo-spiritual rubbish, many seemed to totally not pick up on that fact that this Goodchild woman just happened to also be selling books about this nonsense. Her messages were supposed to be for all to hear, and for the betterment of mankind. And you , of course, have to buy the book to find out more.

To a normal person, like you and I, the moment somebody mentions a book or CD or DVD, the antenna twitch and we think “oops, bollocks alarm sounding, pull out, pull out!”. Sadly, a large number of people were too stupid to think this and bought all her drivel hook, line and sinker. And boat, and expensive mooring for the boat, and boat-based maintenance and fuel bills, and the cost of bait and fishing equipment. And with the full knowledge that they’re gonna need a bigger boat.

Anyway, where the fuck was I going with this? Oh yes. So, anyway, all these “channelled” (i.e “shit she made up whilst putting on a silly voice”) prophecies culminated with what can only be described as the most utterly dumb act carried out by a snake-oil salesman: a concrete date. She stated that the Galactic Federation of Light would appear on the 14th October 2008, in massive 2000-mile long spaceships. Can you guess what happened next?

Exactly. Fuck all. The next thing you know, she is on the youtubes again, stating that “I don’t know what happened, I have no idea why they didn’t show,” etc. etc.   Now, this kind of crap makes me mad. The fact that people were taken in by it – that makes me madder still. But what makes me feel even more disdain for the human race than I already do is that scores of her followers still support her and fight her corner religiously – even though what actually happened – nothing whatsoever – cannot be anything but proof that she was conning people into parting with their money for her nonsense.

She stated in her apology video that “the fact she made almost nothing off of her books – about $4,000AUS” (which is about £13.22 in proper money) proves that she was not lying.

No, love, it just proves that your book was shite and you didn’t sell many.

Anyway…I wandered off a lot there.  At some point I may do a proper blog about it, because the sheer amount of endless, unadulterated new-age crap that took over abovetopsecret.com made me furious and made me want to take a rusty shotgun to everyone that is so gullible as to believe in such rubbish.

So, to the topic at hand. Back on the UFO trail, I came across this film, made in 2005 and presented by defence journalist Nick Cook – a stout fellow of solid diligence and logical mind – i.e. British – which investigates the UFO phenomenon and asks the question: is there a more earthly and rational explanation behind sightings, abductions and cattle mutilations?

With many years of experience in the field of defence technology, Cook is well-placed to shine an investigative light on UFO’s and ask the question: are they simply super-secret black military projects based off of German plans from World War 2, cultivated in the minds of German scientists commandeered by the US Military as part of Project Paperclip? Was the whole phenomenon a self-perpetuating creation of the CIA and misinformation intended to keep US military secrets away from the prying eyes of the Russians at the height of the cold war?  

A logical and level-headed invvestigation, and worth a watch, even if things do peter out a bit when he gets on shaky ground (such as , he never really investigates abductions at all).  Worth a watch.

Oh, and one last thing that should have had people realising that the Goodchild stuff was all bollocks: she quoted them as actually using corny phrases like “three of your Earth-days”. Get to Fuck.

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