Dr. Bruce Maccabee was the guest for this week’s show. But before we started, I mentioned that I had just heard the statements made by Christopher Mellon, one-time Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense. The statements seemed to suggest, once again, that we are moving closer to Disclosure. He said, “We know UFOs exist. This is no longer an issue. The issue is why are they here? Where are they coming from and what is the technology behind these devices that we are observing?”
This might be the most positive statement made by a former high-ranking
official. He would have been in a position to know what was going on. And, as
he said, “There is a vital national security issue which I that our sovereignty
is being violated by vehicles of unknown origin.”
|Dr. Bruce Maccabee. Photo copyright|
by Kevin Randle.
This was a point that I have made over the years. No matter what they were saying, if people were reporting seeing these unidentified craft, there was a military obligation to investigate them. Didn’t really matter the point of origin. If there were craft out there penetrating our airspace without the proper authorization, then that is a matter of national security. The government could attempt to brush it off as something unimportant, but until they had identified the intruder, they must intercept it. Anything else was a failure to complete the government’s, and in the case the Air Force and Navy’s, responsibility.
Mellon, in fact, said that intercepts, or as he characterized it, “interacting,” was happening on a nearly daily basis.
Dr. Maccabee and I discussed this for a moment, but we didn’t have much more information than that. I had just found the story in the hour or so before the beginning of the program. It was, in the new parlance of the mainstream media, “Developing.”
From there Dr. Maccabee and I talked about the Arnold sighting and the ramifications of it in the world of the UFO. You can listen to it here:
We also discussed some of the best of the photographic evidence including the McMinnville photographs from 1950. As Dr. Maccabee mentioned, this really doesn’t take us to the extraterrestrial, meaning simply that while there might not be a solid, terrestrial explanation for the photographs, that doesn’t mean it proves alien visitation. More evidence is required to establish that.
Dr. Maccabee also brought up the 1973 Skylab III sightings by three astronauts. Again, there doesn’t seem to be a satisfactory answer for the sighting. Dr. Maccabee has written a paper about the case at his website that can be found here:
Next up is Dan Wright who will be filling us in on his book CIA & UFOs. If you have questions, let me know in the comments section and I’ll do my best to get them. We did touch on most of the questions from readings here in this show but given the interview with Mellon, time was a little shorter than usual.