So the Internet is all ablaze with the “deathbed” statement of Boyd Bushman who apparently has some fine credentials and who said that he had proof that aliens have visited Earth. He even held up a picture of an alien that some claimed was the same sort of fuzzy, hard to see pictures that are often offered as evidence of aliens. The picture he held up didn’t look all that fuzzy to me. It seemed to be quite easy to see the alien.
Bushman’s claim was that he had worked at Lockheed – Martin (and some other defense related corporations) and a few wondered if that was true. It seems, however, that there is documentation to verify that. On some patent applications or the like, Lockheed – Martin had given him credit. This sort of verifies that he worked there and that he was involved in some sort of research. Here was a man with some fine credentials telling a story that was quite difficult to believe.
Among the questions to be asked are, “If he was who he said he was why would he make up such a tale? There could be no financial benefit from it given that this information didn’t appear until after his death.
This is a puzzler. But people do make up these incredible tales. A judge in Illinois, Michael O’Brien, claimed that he had been awarded two Metals of Honor but it was a lie. For twenty or so years he had maintained this until the truth came out. He had applied for the special car license plates for Medal of Honor recipients. As they checked out his claim, they learned the truth. He was confronted and resigned from the bench.
The publisher of the Arizona Republic, Clarence Darrow “Duke” Tully, claimed to be an Air Force lieutenant colonel, a fighter pilot with over 100 missions in Vietnam and a veteran of Korea. He showed up to functions in a well-tailored dress uniform complete with all his awards and decorations. The problem is that he had never served in the military, didn’t deserve to wear the uniform and had earned none of the decorations.
Now we come down to Boyd Bushman. He apparently had a rather distinguished career in the aviation industry. He worked for some of the big name organizations and filed a number of patents. In this respect he was who he said he was.
Where all this comes off the rails is when he begins to talk of aliens being held, (living?) at Area-51. In the video on YouTube and in pictures circulated on the Internet, he is holding a photograph of an alien. Apparently it was sent to him by one of his buddies. The problem is this is an alien doll that was sold at Walmart a number of years ago. There is a video of it on YouTube as well in which the man is showing us his little alien. He said it is rather delicate after all these years, but it is exactly like the one in the picture being held by Bushman which calls the picture into question. (Yes, I know that now someone will claim that the doll is based on accurate information… but really, is that a good argument for authenticity?)
I don’t know if Bushman was pulling a last minute gag on everyone or if someone had pulled a gag on him claiming the picture was real. He provides other information about the aliens, such as their 200-year life span and that they come from Quintonia, a planet somewhere in the Milky Way (or I assume it is the Milky Way because the other galaxies are just so damn far away).
But the real problem here, as it is with so many of these claims, is that there is no corroboration. We are left with having to take the word of a man no longer available to answer questions and whose credibility suffers because of the alien in the picture.
For those who don’t understand the subtleties of what I’m saying, it’s this. I don’t believe this story and unless or until there is some corroboration for it, I’ll store it with all those others I’ve been told over the years that are as thinly supported.