Keep Those Aliens Under Wraps!

By William J. Furney
The Bali Times

The type of person typically put into space is logi-cal-minded, scientific and, occasionally, milita-ristic. This is as you would expect, given the highly technical nature of getting there, fiddling around with complex instruments while on the mission, and getting back down to Earth. You need to have iron-clad wits about you. Mostly.

An American man who has been to the moon believes in intelligent alien lifeforms and that they have been to Earth. Governments know of these visits, but have been furtively covering them up, he says, ostensibly over fears we would lose all sense of normality and reality and start tearing around in circles like headless chickens. (That last part is a strong probability.)

Edgar Mitchell landed on the moon in 1971, and in a radio interview last year said he had seen proof of aliens’ Earth visitations.

“I happen to be privileged enough to be in on the fact that we have been visited on this planet and the UFO phenomenon is real,” he said, in comments I noted at the time, last July, for use in a future column.

Mitchell, who is 78 and says that in 2003 a remote healer cured him of renal cancer, is from Roswell in New Mexico, the alleged infamous scene of a mass government cover-up of the crash of an alien starship. He has been quoted as saying that he is “90 percent sure that many of the thousands of unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, recorded since the 1940s, belong to visitors from other planets” and that UFOs have been the “subject of disinformation in order to deflect attention and to create confusion so the truth doesn’t come out.”

Apparently there is an unaffiliated group in the United States – a “cabal of insiders,” according to Mitchell – that’s responsible for the big concealment and not even President Barack Obama is in on it, because, he says, they stopped sharing their information with US presidents after John F. Kennedy’s demise.

Many astronauts undergo life-changing experiences while off the planet, experts say, with some of them becoming newly or more religious or spiritual and others examining aspects of life they had not previously pondered. Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the moon, became severely depressed and an alcoholic.

Mitchell is clearly an intelligent man, with a wide range of interests, and it is not as easy to reject his UFO views as it is the lunatic-fringe members who support the alien-life theory.

There are many suppositions to intelligent life outside our planet – some might want to ask if in fact there intelligent life on Earth! –and I have outlined some in previous columns, including the curious Zoo Theory in which all creatures on Earth have been placed here as a kind of experiment.

It is ultimately imprudent to proclaim there is no life in the visible universe other than what we can see and have been able to detect. Humans are as clueless about their own existence as they are about most things. But imagine for a moment the unveiling of an outer-wordly creature capable of communication with us. Wonder and awe, for sure, but given humans’ proclivity towards jealousy and dominance, encapsulated in a noxious fog of distrust and suspicion, any lingering positive sentiments would soon be trounced by a desire to take over.

Yes, it’s great to promote man’s better attributes; yet human history is a narrative of war and famine, repression and antagonism; and of threats of more destruction to come. It is likely therefore that an alien lifeform arriving on Earth would spark immediate strife: humans would want to assert their superior form just as individual races here continue to seek supremacy.

So I say: Keep those aliens under cover. We try to hoodwink ourselves into believing we are intelligent and open enough to accept realities beyond the border of our current existence, but for the majority of the world’s six billion people, that’s a delusion.

According to some of the apparently whacky theories in circulation, aliens are waiting until humankind has evolved far enough before they make an appearance. That is when they could genuinely come here in peace, which must be the condition any sophisticated or superior being would require, since it ensures solid progression and augmented intelligence.

There’s a long way to go, then, based on our concept of time. It would be an era beyond the current primitive world of squabbling, insecurity and fear. Right now, upon an Earth landing, any alien would risk being blasted back into outer space.

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