Secrets and lies: what we know | what we don’t know

October 13, 2021

The motto of a truly open mind is we don’t know what we don’t know.

A mind that accepts that any possibility could be true is a beautiful thing.

Exploring my city’s public library back in the mid-1990s I ran across a book containing all the declassified UFO information relating to Project Blue Book. (Blue Book was the government’s secret study of UFOs, a program that ran from 1952 to 1969.  That program ended –or actually pretended to– the study continued under other names.)

Intrigued by apparently credible and official documentation of the UFO phenomenon, I read every book my library had on the subject. And kept up my studies over the years.

Nope, we’re not alone

My conclusion was that we are not alone in the universe and also–a step further– that we have been visited by beings from other planets. At that time, such thinking was on the fringe, and to some it still is.

But disclosure seems to be in progress, and an increasing number of reputable media outlets are now covering UFO stories. It’s a topic they wouldn’t touch before, but now, it’s opened up, with the New York Times’ first real disclosure story in 2017. BTW: If you see any coverage by the well-respected investigative journalist and author, Leslie Kean, pay attention. She’s been on this story for years.

And now, Showtime’s got a well-supported documentary called UFO. It’s riveting. And surprising.

The kooky fringe

Yes, there is an element going off in seemingly wild directions, talking about missing time and abductions. They may or may not be right. Complicating matters, it’s been disclosed that the US government secretly set up scenarios that made citizens believe they had been abducted. Pretty vile, if true. I’m still sorting that out, because yes, the government lies ALL THE TIME. And has lied to us about UFOs for more than 50 years. Why wouldn’t they lie about this? Obfuscation is such a great technique.

Been down some rabbit holes trying to figure it all out. It’s convoluted. Maybe on purpose.

My mind stays open though, because some abductions could be real. I worked with an abductee whose story under hypnosis seemed very credible. She didn’t seem creative enough to concoct some of the unusual details she disclosed. Convinced ME.

By the way, UFOs are now called UAPs, Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. A rose by any other name…

What I believe

Regardless of any official story, deductive reasoning has let me to believe that other civilizations have visited us.

When I’m interested in a topic I read everything I can on all sides.  It all goes into a big pot and cooks. At some point, the conclusion is obvious. It’s an alchemy I can’t explain, but I feel pretty confident in the “knowing” that emerges. Of course, new disclosures could change that. It’s just hard to figure out what’s real and what isn’t in the disclosure arena.

Going batty about Covid

It’s the same way with the origin of Covid. There’s been a whole lot published in popular and scientific press on how the virus started and I’ve read most of it. Probably far more than most people. Some of it lies and obfuscation from the Chinese government and some of the same from ours.

At this point I believe that this was a leak from the Wuhan coronavirus research lab. Maybe they were working on vaccine research. Maybe they were considering coronavirus as a potential bioweapon. (It would be pretty effective, don’t you think? Especially here in the US with so many morons not believing in protections.)

But even if they weren’t working on a bioweapon, I don’t think it was intentionally leaked. It was an accident– sloppy lab safety. And there’s plenty of support for that among scientific circles. Also plenty of coverups. A lot to dig through. Just like with UFOs.

One thing I do not believe? That it came to us from the live animal market in Wuhan. I. Do. Not. Believe. That. Do I know this for a fact? No. But how absolutely “coincidental” is it that coronavirus research is done in Wuhan? And don’t you think the Chinese government would embrace the live animal theory unequivocally? Why haven’t they? In fact, last summer they started saying it originated in the U.S. Deflecting.  Is there any country better at coverups than China?

(BTW, be sure to watch Jon Stewart in the vid below.)

I do not believe in coincidences. I believe in coverups. There have been some really credible ones. And governments are proficient at the technique. Look at the JFK assassination. Hardly anyone believes Oswald acted alone. But nothing official has ever concluded that. Or ever will. And the records remain sealed. Sirhan Sirhan is another one–don’t get me started. We are very quick to go along with “official” stories and to discount anything else as a crazy conspiracy theory.

We sell ourselves short when we do that. Independent thinkers are shamed by the charge “conspiracy theorist.”

But coverups don’t last forever. Because forever is a really long time. And it’s harder to keep secrets today with so much free access to information via the internet.

Citizens assessing these kinds of controversial issues must dig through official lies and obfuscations. Through all the hype. And through people whose minds are snapped shut because think they know. It takes time. A lot of time. Time people don’t want to spend.

Unless they’re like me. Curious and dogged.

We (and those with closed minds) would be better served by opening up to all possibilities and then reading incessantly until there’s something on which to base an opinion. And I do mean incessantly. Without picking and choosing. I don’t mean just one or two or even three.

If you’re interested, take a look at the Showtime series, UFO. And if you do, let me know what you think.

And here’s Jon Stewart on the origin of Covid:

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11 comments on “Secrets and lies: what we know | what we don’t know
  1. Laurie Stone says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if “they’re” around us all the time. We just don’t have the senses to pick them up. It reminds me of how we see ants way down on the ground, but they probably don’t see us. Fascinating topic.

  2. Diane says:

    I have always believed we are not alone. It just makes no sense in my mind that with the vastness of space we would be arrogant (can I use that word here?) enough to think there is just us! Of course there are other worlds. Other peoples. I just wish I could meet them. Because they must be waaaay better at working together to be able to reach us. We’ve barely managed to send a flight to Mars! So much time and resource spent fighting each other.
    Loved this article, Carol! This topic just strikes a spark with me!

  3. Love that you went down the rabbit hole… Not as methodically as you, but me too. My novel series explores this.

  4. Betty says:

    Fascinating. I’m impressed that you’ve followed UFOs forever. Wow. And of course, I love John Stewart.

  5. Jennifer says:

    I know that we are not alone. How could we be so arrogant to think that this was the only world that supported life in this vast, vast universe? The same stuff that makes up the stars is in our DNA, how could it not form into other life on planets that circle other suns? I remember, as a child, sitting on the porch at night with my mother who just wanted to see an alien spaceship before she died. I’ve probably read some of the same “declassified” books as you because of my mother’s interst.

  6. I find it hard to believe we are all alone in the vast Universe. I have no idea about the virus, though. There was the Spanish flu and the Plague before COVID. They all came from germs no matter how they were let loose in the world. And, I’m sure there is a lot we don’t know about JFK and RFK. It’s way too suspicious.

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