The problem with American UFO Research: Jacques Vallee has a Solution
At 1am eastern on July 28th, 2014 we all were able to tune in to one of the most important 2 hours of the year in talk radio, in my opinion of course. George Knapp, long time weekend host for the overnight juggernaut we know and love as Coast to Coast Am, had Jacques Vallee on as a special guest. Jacques sounded well, upbeat and as always full of knowledge that you will not find at your local conference or internet radio show and realistically not on my weekly show either but, we can dare to dream. The fact is if you had to create your own version of a Mount Rushmore of UFO/UAP researchers mine would have Jacques Vallee on it 4 times. You didn’t really expect me to rattle off 3 other researchers did you? It is a fantasy Mount Rushmore and mine will have the same person on it that I know for a fact is not in the field of research for fame, big money or fabulous prizes. The man is a venture capitalist, need I go further in dispelling any idea he is here for money? No? Good. As for the fame and fabulous prizes, he has already had that 40 years ago. I don’t need to go into detailed defenses on a mans credibility because Jacques Vallee is the only one for sure that is not lying to me.
American UFO research is predicated on a few things and one of which that holds up the entire field is the propriety of collected data. That’s right, the data that various research organizations, feel free to name your own alphabet soup group if you wish to fill in the blank, is locked away for safe keeping or worse minimized. Why? Well, there are various legalities that can be trotted out about how it’s a step to protect the abductee/witness which is of course necessary. What happens next is a side effect that not many intended and has been perpetuated for decades. The data dies a slow death in a hard drive or folder creating what I call a Mind Cemetery, literally. The events, ideas, thoughts, feelings and facts get hidden from the world. Most importantly, other research organizations.
When I call the data from cases collected proprietary then I mean it becomes theirs to do so as they wish. Most organizations, big & small alike hold onto the data for the purpose up pitching it to a production company as a way to get more exposure/interest/memberships. In the cases of individual researchers it seems that the case data slides right into whatever narrative that researcher is promoting. This is where it gets greasy. This is the breeding ground of the mentally disturbed, ever vigilant, never questioning and always praising… fan or the long version fanatic. Now, a symbiotic relationship exists that must be feed, nurtured to grow bigger and inevitably less intelligent, like a mindless rabble. It pays well to have a big tent. It pays well to play to an already paranoid base by blaming the same Gub’ment boogy-man. It’s safe and we all hate the boogy-man.
The solution that Jacques Vallee spoke of is simple: Develop an international database, Yes this means you too America.
A one-stop shop internet database of every piece of digital or soon to be digitally converted data from all UFO/UAP research organizations in America. Lofty? More like impossible. With the field the way it is now and the same old language being used it’s looking more and more like researchers using Unidentified Aerial Phenomena are on the right track. The less people who keep using pseudoscience labels such as Ufologist the better. Change the language, open the faults and increase the collective knowledge. Forget the fantasy of Disclosure. That ship has sail and caught fire like a viking funeral. If any alien visitor et al. wanted to let you know they were here they would do so themselves. Asking a congressperson to watch a DVD and then bring it to the floor for discussion is career suicide in/out of election years. These things we know to be obvious but, for some reason the band plays on. Propriety.
Ask your favorite UAP research organization, be it one you are in or one you follow closely, because they gained your trust. Is this organization willing to participate in an international data base? If not, why? I bet you hear about witness/abductee confidentiality concerns which are very real and should not be taken lightly. That is unless you get some cash flashed at you then the books come flying open. That was proven the fact with a highly popular organization and an independent space pioneer. Notice how the concerns for the public’s best interests melt away with cool cash. I leave it up to the community, the culture that we have right now and the people most interested in the subject to call their local researcher tell them you want your case to be apart of a national database like Jacques Vallee has discussed. I understand the server requirements, logistics and such need to be worked out. They get worked out a lot sooner the more interest that comes Jacques Vallee’s way.
Be proactive and push the UAP researchers as individuals and organizations to work with Jacques Vallee.
Jacques Vallee is worthy of the communities trust.
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