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Samizdata quote of the day after tomorrow

The real conspiracy is hiding the fact that the US government has had FTL and time travel technology since the 1950s. The first sightings were USAF space-time machines being tested on backwards jaunts of about 5 to 10 years. Navigation was a problem in the early days.

Why keep it a secret? Would you want the Soviets to get that technology or face average Americans rushing off into the void to claim their own planets? Real smooth way to crash the economy and get a bunch of people lost in space and time.

But now that NASA has gone public with their starship program and the astronomers have started naming ‘earth like’ extrasolar planets it’s only a matter of time before they announce a FTL breakthrough. How do I know all this? I pulled it out of my ass and why would my ass lie to me?

– Commenter “AlfredHerring”, trumping this Guardian article claiming that the real UFO conspiracy consisted of the US government faking their existence.

23 comments to Samizdata quote of the day after tomorrow

  • Sceptical Antagonist


    Methinks this person remembers The Tomorrow People from the first time round?

  • Roue le Jour

    Jaunts – Well spotted.

    It doesn’t explain why they faked the Moon landings, though.

  • pete

    Rouge le Jour, the fake moon landing rumour was started by NASA to deflect attention from the truth that the Apollo 11 astronauts found extensive alien structures on the moon. Richard C Hoagland has proved this to my satisfaction.

    I forget the exact details but the Annunaki, Nazi anti-gravity devices, the conspiracy to cover up Tesla’s free energy and the face on Mars are also relevant to the story.

  • Nick (Natural Genius) Gray

    And has everyone forgotten how the aliens helped in covering up the truth about the Kennedy Assassination? Doonesbury put me wise to that! And some people think it is simply a cartoon…
    As for conspiracy theories, the official Canberran residence of the Prime Minister, Australia’s highest elected official, is called… (drums, please)… the Lodge! I knew the Masons secretly ran America, but in Australia they are quite open about it, even though it never makes the news. (Murdock must be a Mason!)

  • veryretired

    I just love big conspiracy theories and their true believers. The more they get into to it, the wilder and more fanciful they get.

    I used to work with a guy who was a JFK devotee’. For a while it was ok, but it got old when every conversation, every discussion of any issue somehow managed to end up being about his assassination, and all the machinations the US and everyone else, including martians, were going through to keep the truth from coming out.

    It was like a never-ending X-files, without the attractive redhead.

  • Nick (Natural Genius) Gray

    Re, ufos, I tend to believe that the C.I.A. fostered the belief in them so it could disguise the secret projects of the government. We now know that America has stealth craft- but how many true sightings were classed as the usual ufo sightings- kooks with nothing better to do, or with bad eye-sight, etc? How many current projects are being protected by the usual disclaimers about the unreliability of witnesses?

  • Mr Ed

    The first sightings were USAF space-time machines being tested on backwards jaunts of about 5 to 10 years.

    If the USAF went back 10 years before 18th September 1957, they be in the USAAF, so they would have been spotted. I think that Alfred is a Herring who wants to be taken with a pinch of salt 🙂

  • Fred the Fourth

    The moon landing videos WERE hoaxes. I recently saw the photographic proof, even showing how the low-gravity effect was achieved. The photos consisted of a set showing the “studio”, with fake moon terrain just as you’d expect, but the kicker was the set of external shots, CLEARLY showing the studio building ON MARS!

  • Fred the Fourth

    I suppose it’s safe to add, now that he has safely passed on, that my father was deeply involved in the NASA saucer conspiracy. If you Google my real name, pictures of the saucer can be easily found.

  • David Crawford

    To the U.S. government employee who spent his time screwing with the heads of UFO believers, well done sir, well done. I’m sure that some will castigate that government employee for tormenting the simple-minded. Oh well.

  • Julie near Chicago

    Pete, isn’t that old news? I thought Arthur C. Clarke reported on it over sixty years ago — shortly after WW II. In fact I remember seeing a documentary about it. The title was some number … 2100? 0120? 1021? Something like that. There was an obelisk. Wikipedia might have an article.

    UPDATE. I just found the article on the film. Wikipedia attests in particular to its scientific accuracy.

  • Nick (Natural Genius) Gray

    We can thank all those aliens for our technology, as well! Heck, if the Martians hadn’t invaded, we wouldn’t know how to fly, according to that war journalist, HG Wells! It’s good for us that they all keep succumbing to our diseases and bacteria, and that they haven’t sent robots, which would be immune to biological weapons! Keep your blasters ready! HG called them heat rays.
    I wonder what goodies the aliens will leave behind when they next invade?

  • Paul Marks

    Quite so everyone.

  • Check out Christopher Buckley’s masterpiece “Little Green Men”. In it the US government UFO conspiracy operates out of the Social Security Administration.

  • Snag

    The question is not ‘Are there aliens out there?’ but ‘Why are there not aliens out there?’

  • Rob

    So, he believes in a conspiracy theory to refute a ridiculous conspiracy theory.

  • Jacob

    “How do I know all this?” – I read about it on the net.

  • Snag

    Are we not allowed to post links anymore? I’ve posted one twice and it hasn’t appeared.


  • It is all drivel. Look at an F-117 head on. It looks like a classic flying saucer. And of course they were testing them over the Western Desert where the UFO reports tended to come from.

  • Julie near Chicago

    I am glad to see that Xckd has indeed settled the matter. So thank you, Mr. or Ms. Spoon. :>))

    PS. Xckd’s evidence prompts me to confess that I am one of the 1%, or perhaps of the 1% of the 1% of the 1%. Because I don’t carry any form of camera during my every waking moment! I even taped over the cameras on my laptops.

    I hope that people do not look down upon me therefore …. 🙁

  • Fred the Fourth

    NickM: So the F-117 is a time machine?
    Ah, that explains another southern California desert area mystery: why the B-2 (designed in mid 80’s) has a wingspan of 172 feet, and the XB-49 Flying Wing (designed in mid 40’s) ALSO has a wingspan of 172 feet.

  • nick (natural genius) Gray

    Snag, the aliens might be out there, but they would have fantastic stealth technology, so we wouldn’t spot them unless they want us to spot them. As for why they haven’t contacted us, if you looked at the world today, would you risk contact with such a violent species?