by Richard Boylan, Ph.D.
Tuesday night, 1-20-98, United Paramount Network (UPN) television presented a pathetic hoaxed videotape purporting to show a rural family experiencing contact by "aliens". In so doing, UPN set back serious scientific investigation of extraterrestrial-human encounters, by passing off this over-acted buffonery by a supposed rural family. Never mind that the hand-held camera never waivered in shooting professionally, while trying to look amateur. Never mind that the family was armed like Waco. Never mind that the script was one "abduction" cliche after another, complete with triangular marks that looked more like they were branded in, than the delicate indentation of extraterrestrial micro-surgery. Never mind even the constant screaming of every family member but the one child, who was the only non-ninny in the bunch.
The point is not this badly-made "home video". With every disinformation "product" foisted on us by the Defense Intelligence Agency's National Reconnaissance Organization, we need to notice how it is packaged and broadcast. The commenting "experts" were standard disinformation spin artists for the rogue UFO Cover-Up organization's mandatory "evil invader alien-attacker" propaganda: Yvonne Smith and Derrel Sims, with Stanton Friedman playing pseudo-neutral, while tacitly endorsing this bilge. An obligatory skeptic appeared briefly, to provide a false alternative. Thus, UFO Cover-Up disinformation forces two false alternatives are: either this film is true, and the ETs are "evil, mean invaders", or this film is a hoax and there are no "aliens". Very neat, very slick, very wrong.
Where were the true qualified behavioral scientists, such as Dr. John Mack, Dr. Leo Sprinkle, John Carpenter, LCSW, Dr. Edith Fiore, etc.? All UPN offered up is a supposed "child psychologist", who felt the child's relative calm was because she "was possessed". Thus, yet a third false alternative is slyly inserted: Could it be... Satan? The boys at Fort Belvoir have really outdone themselves.
I could almost laugh if it were not such a lamentable distortion of what genuine extraterrestrial encounters typically are: consciousness-raising, communication and information sessions. What we saw instead on Tuesday night was the Cover-Up's latest fence-straddling propaganda: "ET contact is a hoax, or it's an invasion."
How about another possibility: "UPN's 'Alien Invasion" is an insult to our intelligence?
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