“If you have preconceptions, you’re never going to discover anything.”
--Professor Gordon Freeman
It’s time to scream for justice on two old unsolved cases that have cried out for decades for government honesty, and public resolution.
Enter into the maze of US Government secrecy, a new President and his new directive on the FOIA [Freedom of Information Act], and you have the real possibility of solving once and for all these important cases!
So here’s a key part of that inspiring Obama speech we can hope will be the new USG standard for dealing with all kinds of news and facts we the American people have --until lately-- had no hope of learning, since campaigns of secrecy, of disinformation, and ridicule have been waged against so many individuals --from scientists plainly told by Bush administration officials to hide clear evidence of documented present devastation of global warming, and from diplomats to journalists, to UFO witnesses:
“The Freedom of Information Act should be administered with a clear presumption: In the face of doubt, openness prevails. The Government should not keep information confidential merely because public officials might be embarrassed by disclosure, because errors and failures might be revealed, or because of speculative or abstract fears.”
There are UFO witnesses who died out there. Call them victims of their own sightings. Some died directly. Some died in obscurity, victims of the conditioned response society built around them, as the government isolated these folks, routinely --and as a matter of policy-- using public ridicule in the press and whisper campaigns in their neighborhoods, businesses, and schools to raise questions about their patriotism or their sanity.
In both cases I’m posting about today, the US military was involved. So there must be a paper trail.
UFO investigators have run into a brick wall in their effort to find the information needed to resolve these mysteries.
The Portage, Ohio UFO case, where two law enforcement officers, County Sheriff's Deputy Spaur and Wilbur Neff, were accused of mistaking a UFO for Venus and chasing it through three counties. A strange military car was witnessed in the region and Project Bluebook allegedly did the only official government investigation.
Yet decades later, Michael M. Nelson, a deputy sheriff working in that same office, found the files on the Portage case, which show the officers were victims of the clandestine government UFO investigation.
The government intervention in this case is not conspiracy theory --it’s conspiracy fact. The police files documenting orders and questions by US Government officials showed this. Remember, Project Bluebook was supposedly the only government body investigating UFO sightings. 1966. Project Bluebook, so the debunkers claim, owned the inside track on everything ufology-wise; the debunkers claim nothing, was hidden from Project Bluebook, and there was no secret program of investigation anywhere in the US Government. But here we have official city and county law enforcement files showing the opposite. This is only a sample of what Deputy Michael Nelson found when he opened this Ohio Pandora’s box:
“Memo from Sheriff Dustman To Detective Smith, Dated April 18 1966. Instructing the Detective that the Sheriff’s investigation was to be kept strictly confidential, it was not to be disclosed, to either the Air Force or NICAP that an independent investigation was being conducted.”
The people who gave these orders to Sheriff Dustman were powerful. He left his two Deputies to be skinned and hung out to dry, knowing it was not Venus or a star the two well-regarded law enforcement officers saw. In fact, Sheriff Dustman was ordered to do lab reports.
These Ohio officers were flesh and blood, like you and me. They were made a laughing stock in their home town. Decades later, with broken careers, broken marriages and at life’s end, the only legacy their first-person, truthful, duty-bound reportage of the intelligently-directed lights and craft they saw won them only public ridicule.
If you really want to read what happened to these good men, go here:
Synopsis of the case in an audio interview of the Sheriff’s Department is here:
The second case was the Piney Woods Cash-Landrum UFO case, in which two Texas women and a child were exposed to radiation after a close encounter with a UFO craft. The child --who hid behind the seat-- received the least dose. The adult mother of the young child received the worst dose but both the elder woman and her neighbor, suffered the terrible radiation symptoms and had many health problems. All their subsequent health problems were consistent with well-documented exposure to high doses of radiation, from feeling burned to hair loss, vision problems, and ultimately, skin cancers. There is no doubt that the government was involved in the very dishonorable coverup of this case, as well.
Professional debunker No Class Phil Klass of course had a field day on the Cash Landrum case, implying, because of lack of evidence the women and child --or the UFO investigator-- were lying about what happened:
Here’s an unfortunately classic No Class Klass quote:
“when Schuessler inspected Betty's (Landrum) car in early 1981 and used a Geiger counter to check for radioactivity, he found none. Presumably [sic] he also checked for radioactivity when he visited the site of the (alleged) incident, and found no abnormal radiation ... [Schuessler] provides NO medical data on Betty's health PRIOR to the UFO incident. Nor does he provide any medical data on the prior health of Vicki or Colby.”
But this was not the truth and Klass knew it… when all he had to do to was ask Vickie’s doctor:
UFO Hunters C/L case: “I have no idea why I wrote that?”
We also have the UFO researchers’ circus around this case.
We need an energetic, fresh researcher out there who knows his way around the FOIA to start the process. No matter what you believe about these two tragic cases, the UFO Witnesses did not deserve the treatment they received.
This is still our country, isn’t it? If we only think of the new President’s promise of transparency and accountability in terms of learning about UFOs we’ve completely lost sight of the most important factor of all…the human factor. It’s all part of the humanity that must be restored to our government, which has lost its focus and been so long focused on endless generation of non-accountability, fake efficiency, and all of it, in the name of endless profiteering via the last decades out-of-control financial speculation at home, and endless war-making abroad that has little to no regard for either civilian…or soldiers’ lives.
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