LEGENDARY INTERVIEW – Jacques Vallee on the EXTRATERRESTRIAL EVIDENCE – TOP UFOLOGY
Jacques Fabrice Vallée (born September 24, 1939) is a venture capitalist, computer scientist, author, ufologist and former astronomer currently residing in San Francisco, California. In mainstream science, Vallée is notable for co-developing the first computerized mapping of Mars for NASA and for his work at SRI International on the network information center for the ARPANET, a precursor to the modern Internet. Vallée is also an important figure in the study of unidentified flying objects (UFOs), first noted for a defense of the scientific legitimacy of the extraterrestrial hypothesis and later for promoting the interdimensional hypothesis. In May 1955, Vallée first sighted an unidentified flying object over his Pontoise home. Six years later in 1961, while working on the staff of the French Space Committee, Vallée claims to have witnessed the destruction of the tracking tapes of an unknown object orbiting the earth. The particular object was a retrograde satellite – that is, a satellite orbiting the earth in the opposite direction to the earth’s rotation.
At the time he observed this, there were no rockets powerful enough to launch such a satellite, so the team was quite excited as they assumed that the Earth’s gravity had captured a natural satellite (asteroid). He claims that an unnamed superior came and erased the tape. These events contributed to Vallée’s long-standing interest in the UFO phenomenon. In the mid-1960s, like many other UFO researchers, Vallée initially attempted to validate the popular Extraterrestrial Hypothesis (or ETH). Leading UFO researcher Jerome Clark argues that Vallée’s first two UFO books were among the most scientifically sophisticated defenses of the ETH ever mounted. However, by 1969, Vallée’s conclusions had changed, and he publicly stated that the ETH was too narrow and ignored too much data. Vallée began exploring the commonalities between UFOs, cults, religious movements, demons, angels, ghosts, cryptid sightings, and psychic phenomena. Speculation about these potential links were first detailed in Vallée’s third UFO book, Passport to Magonia: From Folklore to Flying Saucers.
This presentation was done in support of Coast To Coast (owner of the Copyright).
Jacques Vallee – Thinking Allowed – Implications of UFO Phenomena
Excerpt from CBS 60 minutes on May 28, 20017. Bigelow Aerospace Founder admitting on National TV that there is an ET presence on Earth.
Published on May 30, 2017
About Robert Bigelow
Robert Bigelow is building living quarters for other worlds. These prefabricated inflatables can be easily folded into the payload section of a rocket and later puffed up for use by astronauts in orbit — high-tech habitats for the space age.
But here’s the rest of the story: While the founder of Bigelow Aerospace is betting that humans will take leave of Earth, he also seems convinced that aliens are coming this way. During a recent television interview, he said that “there has been and is an existing presence, an ET presence.”
That is, extraterrestrials are afoot in the land. Or at least a saucer in the sky.
This declaration, coming as it did from one of the movers and shakers of the glossy business of space, elevated a few eyebrows. But it shouldn’t have. For decades polls have indicated that about one-third of the public agrees with Bigelow. These folks are convinced that beings from other star systems are cruising our skies, occasionally revealing their uninvited presence by crashing into the New Mexico desert or hovering uncomfortably close to our strategic missile silos.
Around 10,000 sightings of UFOs are reported in the U.S. each year. Could it be that all these witnesses, some of whom are pilots and astronauts, are wrong? I believe the answer is a resounding “yep.”
Why would aliens even want to pay us a visit? A simple answer, frequently proffered, is that they want to help us solve the big problems facing humanity. But that’s industrial-grade silly. To begin with, information about our problems (leaking outward from Earth in the form of radio and television signals) has barely reached our cosmic backyard. If they do exist (and I have little doubt that they do), it’s too soon for them to have heard of our penchant for building nukes or warming the planet.
Even if they did know about our troubles, why would they care? Right now, thousands of lemmings are perishing as they try to ford a river somewhere. I’m not hearing a call to action.
But the real clincher is far simpler. It’s that the evidence for aliens having visited Earth — or being here right now — is feeble.
Most of this evidence is comprised of “sightings.” People see stuff in the sky that they deem mysterious. For example, lights. Witnesses assume that these beams come from some sort of flying craft, but then claim that the latter are making maneuvers that would be impossible for any airplane.
Of course, if you look at the photos and videos that occasionally document these sightings, they tend to be either one-pixel objects against a black sky (could be anything), photographic effects (internal reflections in the lens or “hunting” by the camera’s autofocus system), or just plain hoaxes. The witnesses are enthusiastic, but the sightings are at best ambiguous.
And bear in mind that eyewitness testimony is a thoroughly unreliable method for establishing truth. Just ask the local district attorney.
But there’s this: True believers would argue that yes, maybe these UFO reports aren’t especially reliable, but there really is incontestable proof of galactic visitors. It’s just inaccessible to you and me.
Besides, the clamor for alien disclosure is like braying at the moon. Let’s say the president were to announce that he had asked the deepest levels of the government whether aliens were stacked up at Area 51, and the answer came back, “No.” Do you really think the conspiracy theorists would then say, “Well, I guess we’re not being visited.” I trust you don’t.
Bigelow is doing good things for space exploration. And if he wants to spend millions of his own dollars investigating the possibility that other intelligent creatures are prowling our planet, that’s his prerogative. But I hope he’ll let us know if he’s found something convincing. I haven’t been to the Smithsonian in a while.