BY WAY OF CONCLUSION.
I have no knowledge whatsoever of what is going on at Groom Lake. I have no idea whatsoever whether “Little Greys” are installed as bosses in underground levels of the Base. I have no idea whatsoever whether the Americans are repairing recovered flying saucers there, or whether they are themselves building them in entirety there. I have no idea whether they are contenting themselves with testing military material there of a very advanced technology calling for an exotic physics. BUT, ON THE OTHER HAND, WHAT I THINK I CAN AFFIRM IS THIS:-
EITHER: The snatches of information that the American Air Force permits to filter out regarding the research on antigravity that they are allegedly pursuing there are disinformation (and this cannot be excluded in view of the analysis that I have just given above).
But then why this disinformation? Several answers come to mind. The most immediate one is that they simply are trying to mislead those who are trying so hard to know the truth about the Air Force’s secret projects.
OR: The Air Force or the Pentagon really are carrying on at Groom Lake (and no doubt at other sites too) ultra-secret research on antigravity a “major leap into the unknown”, and one that in practical fact is totally unknown to the entire scientific community of the whole world.
Such an ignorance on the part of the world’s scientists implies that this research is proceeding in a closed circuit, devoid of any exchange whatsoever with the other physicists of the entire world. The very fact that, despite this handicap, they could have arrived (in a record short time!) at the creation of a new kind of physics that permits us to conceive of or even to start embarking on the construction of revolutionary antigravitational flying machines why, that would be to fly right in the face of the method by which our own terrestrial science has always proceeded right from the very beginning of its existence.
Such a result, then would imply that the US Air Force has managed to “leap-frog” ahead, and possess access to theoretical information other than what is provided by the known fundamental terrestrial physics.
SUCH INFORMATION, THEREFORE, WOULD NECESSARILY HAVE TO BE OF A NON-TERRESTRIAL ORIGIN.
Some will, of course, at once think of the crashed craft at Roswell, but personally I find it scarcely possible to believe it. For the mere analysis and study of one machine, whether damaged in an accident or not, can hardly enable one to grasp the basic physics of its operation when those physics aren’t even within the framework of any known theory as was certainly the case back in 1947!
ONE IS CONSEQUENTLY LED RATHER TO VISUALISE THAT ACTUAL EXCHANGES HAVE TAKEN PLACE WITH THE POSSESSORS OF A MORE ADVANCED SCIENCE.
AND THEN ONE FINDS ONESELF CONTEMPLATING THE CATASTROPHIC SCENARIO PAINTED BY JOHN LEAR.
SUCH A STATE OF AFFAIRS WOULD, OF COURSE, HAVE TO BE TOTALLY INADMISSIBLE, AND IT WOULD JUSTIFY THE EXCEPTIONAL SECRECY IN WHICH THE AMERICAN AUTHORITIES HAVE WRAPPED GROOM LAKE.
YES EXCEPTIONAL, I SAY. FOR, AS FAR AS I KNOW, THEY NEVER DRUGGED AND HYPNOTISED THE ENGINEERS WHO WORKED ON THE MANHATTAN PROJECT WHEN THEY WERE QUITTING THEIR PLACE OF WORK!
Well, there it is. Everyone will decide according to his own preference. AS FOR ME, I’VE MADE MY DECISION, AS YOU WILL HAVE GUESSED. But I do admit that I am not able to base it on any decisive argument. I MERELY STATE THAT, WHATEVER REPLY THEY GIVE US, THEY ARE DECEIVING US. BUT WE’VE GOT USED TO THAT NOW. EVER SINCE THE UFO BUSINESS STARTED!
It is amusing to note that, in his enthralling book, Revelations, Jacques Valle, who himself lives in California, and knows the whole story of ufology right throughout and has investigated the “Lunatic Fringe” in order to denounce their credulity and the fashion in which they are being manipulated, does himself supply (not intentionally, of course) some arguments, even if not decisive ones, in support of the thesis that there is non-human technology at work at Groom Lake!
For in fact he admits, very objectively, that things have been seen flying over that Base “which it would be very difficult to differentiate from real saucers” -things which in fact are the cause of the reports referring to “spectacular sightings similar to the movements of true saucers”.
Obviously, of course, in his view those were merely craft of “an advanced terrestrial technology”.
Supposing these telecontrolled “drones” come in several sizes, from little mobile discoidal platforms, almost totally silent and one metre wide, full of sophisticated electronics and with immense manoeuvrability, up to larger arial reconnaissance craft as much as several metres wide, some fitted with searchlights and some not. (It could have been a craft of this type that allegedly landed in December 1980 near an Anglo-American base at Bentwaters (i.e. Rendlesham).
That “UFO”, it seems, was already expected by the military authorities who, before the landing, had already deployed troops from the Base to proceed to the landing-site, as though in order to test the troops’ reactions (a plausible enough interpretation that I won’t contest).
But, just as Valle (anxious to ridicule those who believe in the existence of a great subterranean base, peopled with aliens, underneath Groom Lake) puts to such folk the question: “WHO COLLECTS THE GARBAGE?”, I will return the ball to him, and put to him a question that is possibly far more embarrassing, namely:
“WITH WHAT POWER SOURCE AND WHAT MODE OF PROPULSION CAN THOSE ‘SILENT DRONES’ THAT YOU DESCRIBE TO US BE FLYING?”
Rocket engines are always noisy, require a heavy load of fuel, solid or liquid, if the flight is to be of any duration.
Propulsion by rotary turbine (for lift) can be almost silent if the power source is electrical, and it would account for the faint hum of the objects. But as it is a flying machine, the weight-power relationship for the batteries producing that energy would be prohibitive, and the same is also true for a nuclear reactor.
Finally, propulsion by MHD (magnetohydrodynamics) which would account for the objects’ luminosity at night and for their performance, would require even more electricity, and would presume the problem of controlled fusion to have been resolved which, in these closing years of this century, twenty years after the Bentwaters affair, it still isn’t!
SO THEN HOW CAN THE FAKE UFOs AT GROOM LAKE AND ELSEWHERE FLY IF THEY AREN’T USING A TECHNOLOGY BASED ON ANOTHER KIND OF PHYSICS? I’m waiting for Valle to give me the answer. Maybe, of course, there is one! But I confess I haven’t found it yet…
I have all Donald Keyhoe’s books, but put away in storage, and I can’t access them easily, so I am unable to suggest which of the books it is that has been rendered into French as “Les Etrangers de l’Espace.” G.C.
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