17 September 2010, JellyBean @ 11:00 am

These days it seems as though there is a new UFO whistleblower coming up every few weeks. Each one has a unique story to tell or information to impart. Whether they come from deep covert ops, secret government agencies or have regular contact with ET’s, they all have one thing in common – none of them provide any solid evidence for what they are claiming.

The UFO community is expected to embrace these whistleblowers with open arms and gullibly accept everything they tell us as gospel. In many cases these whistleblowers become the ‘de facto’ source of information for various topics. Paranormal radio / podcast shows, websites and forums all lend credence to these whistleblowers by publicizing and discussing their claims, often without question.

Most of the time these whistleblowers provide little evidence for what they claim – other than their word. Many times these whistleblowers have just written, or are writing a book exposing this or that, or detailing their experiences. There is nothing wrong with writing a book about your experiences, but it does make me wonder whether they are just jumping on the commercial bandwagon.

One of the problems with the UFO scene is that many witnesses do not, or can not provide any evidence for what they have seen or experienced. So what is the difference between a ‘whistleblower’ and a ‘witness’?

Whistleblowers generally provide fantastic stories of their experiences, but the telling factor is that they also set themselves up as an authority on the subject matter. They come up with extremely detailed descriptions and information which is impossible to verify. You have to rely solely on their word and authority.

In few cases the information provided by these people is verifiable, but this verifiable information has either been provided by another ‘whistleblower’ or has been available in the public domain for some time. Either way it still does not provide unique verifiable proof.

In the UFO community is very easy to make up stories and then hide behind secrecy or the fact that no-one else has spoken of that particular thing before. There is no-one who can stand up and contradict anything these people tell us. That is the nature of the beast.

In my opinion the vast majority of the whistleblowers are liars who are either have domination complexes or who are in it for purely financial reasons. (Some I would imagine also suffer from some mental illness). How many times have you seen a whistleblower come forward, followed shortly by a book and then followed up with a number of overpriced courses you can attend? Yup in nearly every single case this is true. How many times have you seen a whistleblower becoming an ‘authority’ in a particular area, where people who disagree are instantly demonized? Yup pretty often too.

In order for the UFO community to move forward and work as a cohesive group, we need to rid ourself of these liars, charlatans and snake-oil salespeople. These people cause untold damage to real UFO research, as well as the moves to disclosure by spewing forth their garbage.

We need to start looking at the UFO phenomenon without being distracted by this kind of person. If they offer some solid proof, such as military records proving they were indeed in the military and stationed wherever, then yes we should look closer at their claims, but if they hide behind secrecy, obfuscation and ambiguousness, we should not pay them any attention – at least until verifiable proof presents itself.

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