Monday, December 28, 2009

Official UFO and Anomalous Reporting Agenda?

I had just posted something about MUFON's response to the Texas UFO sightings on my blog UFO Proletariat, then went about surfing all the UFO and Fortean realms on line and found Barf Stew: FAA Makes Curious "UFO Call Statement" - As UK Shuts Down Same. Continuing with the theme of UFO research groups and their agendas, Barf Stew asks why is it the FAA did a complete turnaround regarding the reporting of UFOs? There is no official government UFO reporting authority, but now we have an officially sanctioned agency to report to: Bigelow!
"Persons wanting to report UFO/unexplained phenomena activity should contact a UFO/ unex­ plained phenomena reporting data collection center, such as Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS) (voice: 1-877-979-7444 or e-mail: Reporting@baass.org)"
Now, being the type of person I am ------- suspicious ---------- this seemed odd; weird, strange, ----- almost Fortean. Why would the FAA, after ALL these decades, suddenly, have an interest in UFO reports and WHY would suddenly - there be a `specific' group to call? WHY? And who is BAASS?

Good questions. Bigelow, as Barf Stew points out, is part of MUFON's "Starteam"
Now, believe it or not - this is where all of this begins to get interesting to a UFO blogger like myself. The reason being -- Mr. Bigelow recently became the moneyman behind a new MUFON endeavor called `Star Team' - a supposed 24/7 group of folks ready to investigate UFO reports of an anomalous nature. Here's the lowdown on `Star Team'http://www.mufon.com/documents/STARTeamImpactProjectOverview.pdf.

As Barf Stew comments, on the surface this seems like good news. Money coming to support UFO research - finally! But being suspicious, as I am, as Barf Stew is, and others seem to be, this doesn't seem like the good news it pretends to be. First of all -- and this should seem obvious -- the government's involved. And while, all along, the government has presented an indifferent face to us about UFOs, it's a logical and safe assumption to make that the government has been covertly working away at the UFO phenomena for decades. 

This line makes me wonder: "UFO/ unex­plained phenomena reporting data collection center," -- anyone with a UFO sighting or "unexplained phenomena" and of "an anomalous nature"  should take to  Bigelow.

Are we to see a possibly mandated reporting of "anomalous" and "unexplained" events to para-governmental agencies? (This reminds me a bit of a novel I wrote twenty years ago or so; (unpublished and sitting in a box somewhere) where UFO sightings had to be reported to the government. If it were discovered you had a sighting and didn't report it, it was curtains!)







 

3 comments:

Atrueoriginall said...

Hi Regan: Here's the original story on this from Dec 18. This first one has the address for the FAA pdf you can look at.

FAA: Seen a UFO? Call Bigelow

And,

Same story with some slight additions

Interstellar Housewife said...

*shifts uneasily in her seat*

masters4ever said...

Thanks for carrying my post Regan - appreciate it. And, indeed, thanks for your thoughts on the whole subject.

Rick Phillips