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Aliens and UFOs: Just Exactly What Do You Want the Government to Disclose?

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I was listening to Coast to Coast AM Radio last night and once again the conversation was focused on disclosure. And, to tell you the truth, I was actually pretty disappointed. Not so much that the topic had turned to disclosure. I was more disappointed in the way it was handled.

Whitley Strieber was hosting the show and his guest was Richard Dolan. Both of these gentlemen are highly respected among UFOlogists. Yet this interview sounded like a discussion between two schoolboys on the playground. Let me start at the beginning.

First of all, all I can figure is it must be part of the arrangement that Coast to Coast makes with the guest hosts because it seemed like Strieber spent an inordinate amount of time promoting his own Web site and radio program and dropping names. Don’t get me wrong. I like Strieber and I’ve been following him since I was in high school. But at one point he even interrupted the guest so he could finish telling a personal story. Not cool, Whitley. Not cool at all.

I shrugged it off though and chalked the self-promoting clap-trap up to Strieber’s unfamiliarity with being on the other side of the microphone. However, as the night wore on, he seemed to be digressing mentally. As he and Dolan discussed the need for full government disclosure, Strieber actually asked how we could be expected to believe the government because they’re all evil and all they do is lie to us. While I agree that some members of the government may have pulled the wool over our eyes more than once, how credible does anyone sound making sweeping generalizations like that? They’re all evil and all they do is lie to us? Sounds like a spoiled six year old, stomping his foot on the playground because his team lost the baseball game. Paranoid much?

When I tune in to listen to someone like Whitely Strieber, I expect a mature, level-headed discussion. A discussion based on facts and research. Coast to Coast has been disappointing in that department lately but I didn’t expect it out of Whitley Strieber.

But Strieber wasn’t the only one acting like he was speaking to an audience of teenage boys. Dolan seems to think that the government will be forced to disclose whatever information they have on aliens and UFOs because “time is running out.” What time is running out? What does that mean? The way I see it, the government can keep everything under wraps forever if they want to. If there are aliens out there, and if they do make contact with us, it will be on their terms and in their own time. Whether we know about it in advance or not will have nothing to do with it.

Honestly, I got the impression that these two were on the show last night strictly to stir the conspiracy pot and give Coast to Coast a ratings boost.

At one point, early in the conversation, Dolan admitted that the government has released a lot of interesting information but what they haven’t released is any evidence of an internal investigation of the UFOs themselves. But my question is this – if they did release said evidence, assuming they have any, would he even believe it?

Look, governments all around the world are releasing information and have been for years. Private individuals all around the world have been conducting their own research for years. People who were supposedly warned to ‘keep quiet or else’ have been speaking out for years. Yes, I know Roswell and Rendelsham files were ‘lost.’ But those are just two instances out of thousands of events. What more do Dolan and Strieber – and all the others demanding disclosure – want?

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