Review and Commentary regarding James Fox's
Film Documentary 'UFOs--Out Of The Blue'
By Alfred Lehmberg
(FIRST PUBLISHED IN UFO MAGAZINE)
(FIRST PUBLISHED IN UFO MAGAZINE)
James Fox provides abundant citation for same: UFOs are not "real" so much as UFOs are an absolute certainty, eh? Let that soak in.
Indeed, find they are a certainty of a type that is sure and beyond all rational skepticism, surely! They are a certainty, moreover, belying the ponderous arguments of your garden-variety klasskurtxian or faux-skeptic. Science says so.
Consequently? You're allowed to smooth your feathers down and pull worried furrows from your forehead. Verily, un-bunch your panties, pilgrim! It's the future!
See? UFOs are a certainty measured in a number so close to the whole number "one," or one hundred percent, that the impossibly TINY remainder -- that mega-microscopic difference of undaunted doubt, my friend... just disappears!
Yes, that doubt, good neighbor, is without a scintilla or a shred of any MEANING, the remotest SUBSTANCE, the most insignificant VALUE... or the smallest SIGNIFICANCE! Such is the CERTAINTY that we are not alone in the universe! If they can be there, they can be here.
Whoa, huh? Pardon all those caps, please... but certainty.
Moreover, virtually all the major propeller noggins, bionic-brainiacs, high-domes, and eggheads think so, too! Along with the august group aforementioned are a vast majority of educated persons who additionally believe humankind landed on the moon! That's right! Certainty!
Major religious apologists think so. Respected groups of scientists, government executives, and professional people think so. This writer thinks so. It is more likely than not that the reader thinks so, too... Certainty!
So, how is it, then, that there is this disconnect between our belief and behavior, our intent and actuality, or our information and cognition? From what presupposed "where" comes this steadfast refusal to acknowledge this *certainty* regarding UFOs and then progressing accordingly?
Indeed, what generates this inexplicable lack of interest in rejecting the tedious ignorance endured, an ignorance that a -- special-interest-oriented -- corporate *leadership* stealthily imposes upon us? Why do we continue to tolerate these duplicitous in mal-leadership, these biased and canted officials who facilitate the rank and file of us -- you and me reader -- to giggle up our sleeves in mocking denial... of this gargantuan CERTAINTY that is the UFO?
A more rational, intelligent and far-looking approach, alternatively, is accepting this valid certainty regarding "new people" in previously "undiscovered countries"... "across the rivers of imagination" previously uncrossed. Admittedly, these are intellectual rivers we are tardy in learning how to cross! In other words, a new approach to UFOs acknowledges "new people" not of this Earth ... It cops to the Extraterrestrials... It admits to Aliens! ...And Aliens a little more advanced than we are, too, on more than a few levels.
Lower levels are unlikely, eh? ...We may be bumping up against the *problem* right there, but I digress.
...Aliens from matchless Space... in actuality! What a concept, eh? Seriously, thrilling with regard to the good and the bad! There's both! There's always both.
...But a concept not substantially different from the people newly discovered in, say, a relatively just discovered North America by a barely seaworthy Europe of the post renaissance! Spain and Portugal were the aliens then... if you were an Indian... forgetting the aliens don't have to be like Spain and Portugal. It remains, we're the Indians.
Hopefully, it is a more fortuitous concept this time around because we have a little more knowledge and a tad more experience with which to deal! Though, again, what keeps us from this birthright of discovery that we are by no means alone in a universe infinitely grander, more wonderful and terrible than even the most intelligently artistic of us could have ever appreciated? A "reach" must exceed its "grasp", reader, or we're dull as Nancy Reagan's culottes in an age of wonder and an evolving ufological denouement!
Still, what are the roots of this brand of intellectual cowardice to which I allude? What are the mechanisms of this cowardly cultural denial as regards the ufological?
Outmoded "Tradition" and questionable "Ceremony," perhaps? Conceivably, by those more comfortable maintaining these aforementioned traditions and ceremonies... for reasons of their own, possibly? More on that later.
James Fox considers these startling concepts, plus questions of farther potentiality... and more, reader... in his reworked film "UFOs -- Out of the Blue." Handily, he provides the fence-sitting legitimate skeptic abundant reason to consider a side of cautious acceptance to startlingly obvious new ideas! Perchance to embrace the cutting edge idea that some, if not many, UFOs are intelligently controlled craft... if craft not of Earthly manufacture... in authenticity, in actuality, in reality, and in fact? Get used to it.
You will, reader, anyway! I suspect it is destiny kissing fate!
Fox provides ample demonstration that the truth is stranger than the fiction woven and embroidered so artfully, otherwise, by corporate entities at cross-purposes to the fellow human beings they should be serving. Unsettling but true.
Plus, he offers, believably and on balance, an ID for these back-stepping corporate entities! They are the same corporate entities, it turns out, as the ones Dwight Eisenhower warned us about so forcefully and convincingly, we're shown, at the close of Eisenhower's term in office when he left his presidency! We know who they are, reader!
Presently, we may endure a non-elected leadership, remember, and one without humane responsibility, accountability, or conscience to justify it. Truly, it is an irresponsible leadership who has so fundamentally ignored the elected leadership, such that it is, Fox points out, and largely because they manufacture the elected leadership from persons of their own choosing, this writer observes. Verily!
Moving on, Fox's film is a stunning effort flawlessly executed by a rational team of truth seekers led by Fox, a sincere person with a serious message for the (uninformed) viewer that is SPOT-ON, in this writer's opinion!
See, Fox's production is -not- a film necessarily for the practiced student of ufology who has familiarized herself with the intricacies of the general lore -- a small minority. Fox's production is -not- a film, necessarily, for the professional researcher who has ferreted out that which -is- known about this subject (an even smaller minority) and who will, even justly, needlessly contest the validity of the production based on its few flaws.
"Out of the Blue" is, flatly, -not- a film for the rigid and reactionary debunker, a suspicious and overpowering minority given inordinate credence and hijacked mainstream support, who will unfortunately make distracting (and unethical) use of the film's aforementioned few flaws to unjustly discredit the ENTIRE sterling effort! A pox on those bastards!
Let me re-cap this. The STUDENT minority may be aware of all or most of the facts presented, and will ask what is new. The RESEARCHER minority will contest the validity of some of the principals used in interview and some of the ufological footage used as illustration. Too many will therefore fall into the hands (and purposes) of the conflicted DEBUNKER minority who can then crow too loudly about the testimony and involvement of controversial persons such as Doctor Greer, Colonel Corso, and Sergeant Clifford Stone.
These "skepti-bunkies" [TM] will too loudly utilize the contested inclusion of these persons in a scurrilously busy attempt to, by extension, discredit the very credible testimony of persons like Professor Sturrock, Dr. Edgar Mitchell, Gordon Cooper, Fyfe Symington, and Admiral Lord Hill Norton, exceptionally credible persons heavily featured in Fox's film.
These klasskurtxians [TM] alluded to have always used, scurrilously, the microscopic to invalidate the macroscopic! As an analogy, democracy is being used by the aforementioned pelicanists [TM] to destroy that same democracy, so as to, perhaps, continue to hide the truth is plain sight. Who knows but who would know?
Who is the film for then?
This film is for the person who would of needs scrape the scales from their abused and beclouded eyes. This film is for the person who is CURIOUS about the larger reality we accelerate towards with ever more apparent, unsettling, and discomfiting speed.
This film is for the person interested in a serious chronicle of events which might lead the open-minded individual to the rational conclusion proposed: that we are being visited by -- and are interacting with on some level -- off-Earth cultures! Moreover, our *puppet* governments, motivated by their own non-elected elite for reasons of the criminally arbitrary convenience of same, have been LYING to the rank and file about it from the very beginning! The very beginning.
...And not for the benefit of that rank and file, either... consider.
Case in point, the excessively rigid and cognitively impacted klasskurtxian will appropriate the very minimal use of an ostensibly discredited Meier and contested Mexican footage, used sparingly in Fox's film for illustration, to disqualify other, much more convincing footages of UFOs! That's lying by no other name.
One specific footage was of a caliber to bring this jaded ufological writer right up out of his chair! This clip still dazzles after numerous reversals, slow motion frame to frame, and unending re-winds...
End of part one! See you next month!
The ufological footage alluded to last issue opens up on a very slightly blurred and heat distorted daytime scene. A glowing disk of indeterminate size is angling downwards in a gracefully arcing dive to the hot dry desert floor. Crash is imminent! Words on the screen say White Sands, New Mexico 1996, then fade.
The size of the object becomes more apparent as it makes ferocious contact with the parched daytime soil, gouging up what looks to be car sized clots of assaulted earth and hardpan! These boulders of exploding detritus take many seconds to fall to the ground indicating a scale of some magnitude!
Indeed... the impact raises a huge cloud of dust that slides quickly out of frame as the camera follows the object! The unchanged and still glowing orb (!) inexplicably BOUNCES, though, like a skipping stone, and is then followed on its ricocheting trajectory back into the sky by the camera! Hello! Folks? I'm a retired military aviator. Aircraft don't bounce!
The size of the object is still hard to judge but the violence of the distant impact (far beyond massive high tension electrical towers) indicates a size at least bigger and more massive than a light plane... perhaps even 747 sized! There is no hint of a tail or a fuselage or wings or a cockpit, where these things would have been, clearly, visible.
Additionally, a tough military transport plane like a C-17 would have pan-caked at the rate of closure and approach angle with which this *orb-thing* struck the ground! I've seen films of B-52s auger in with a lesser closure rate and attack angle, and they smear like a monster bug on a big windshield! Aircraft, assuredly again, don't bounce!
This thing bounced like a big smooth stone on a calm lake. It did not deform or change its appearance in any way. It did not begin to come apart or shed parts. It did not lose so much as a fraction of the strange integrity it possessed before the crash. Indeed, it looked like it was just going to continue on its merry way completely unaffected by its initial contact with the ground.
Only when the approach --after some seconds of continued flight-- steered it to a steeper approach angle did a terrible contact with the ground seem once again inevitable! There was no bounce this time! There was; however, a monstrous and very peculiar explosion!
More earth was moved than on the first contact, and the saucer shaped orb exploded like a wineglass thrown at a brick patio, bursting into thousands of pieces of fractured light! It remains, reader, the most incredible purported UFO footage this writer has ever seen.
The preceding is typical of Fox's treatment of the ufological, one discovers. It is a treatment as low on expected "woo-woo" as it is high on quality footage and the testimony of credible witnesses. These are witnesses heavily represented by multinational, educational, agency, or elected government officials (and high ranking military).
This is forgetting, with some difficulty, the scurrilously axe-grinding character assassinations of Ed Mitchell and Gordo Cooper by scrofulous skeptibunkies previous to the film's first release (...smears completely and thoroughly discredited by Jerry Cohen at http://www.cohenufo.org/ I add, but I digress).
See? The vast majority of the witnesses are solid, credible, and don't have the hidden agendas of their discouraging detractors to prosecute, so reflect a more likely truth! Fox more completely and effectively catalogues credible incidents in his film, finally. Moreover, he composes the instructive associations of the very valid points being made with UFO footage that is, at minimum reader, UFO footage purported to be genuine at one time, and so then merely demonstrative! This is footage, additionally, at a minimum of screen time in no way representative of the aggregate verity of this important film as a whole! It's protest is not required, forgetting I do so here. Let's move on.
We are not alone! Does the reader understand that? So too, we are our own proof of same in a universe where what can happen, happens... and happening, promotes the accelerated ease of a subsequent happening. Reader? We happened. Others are obvious when we cannot presume upon an arrogance that we were first, eh?
This is not a momentary distraction from more pressing realities, good reader, this is the reality! Fox makes that clear with a very critical, credible and convincing production. He provides convincing visuals bringing this jaded ufological viewer, at any rate, to his astonished feet! I don't apologize.
Simply, Fox presents facts and testimonies of which the majority of viewing individuals are not aware but would find extremely interesting, I should think. Finally, he supplies proof that quality persons of world class authority find the subject of UFOs one whole lot less dismissible than the hijacked mainstream would have the individual believe, reader, and this by a long shot! See the film!
In a sidebar, this writer reminds that there are no legitimate or informed researchers sharp-shooting Fox's production or complaining about the verity of individual testimonies... that could remotely damage the credibility of this film! The testimonies included are from individual persons who for right, wrong, or indifferent reasons are a cross section of all the people pointing forcefully in the SAME freaking direction, still!
Yes... some small fraction of an otherwise auspicious whole are fake! So? SO!?!
How is that news? The fraudulent will not make the genuine any LESS genuine, despite the errant suggestions of the most vociferous debunker. Some of everything is ALWAYS fake!
But, reader. BUT! Some of them, in TURN, are NOT, eh? Some things are genuine! Let that soak in a little, eh?
Who says? At least two US Presidents and one State Governor testifying to their own astonishing sightings plus a host of other lettered, accredited, or vetted persons!
James Fox thinks that that the preceding should give one pause to reconsider. Much of it is not fake, good reader!
Presidents have confirmed it. Science quantifies and qualifies it. Common sense, as it astonishingly turns out, DEMANDS it. All the photographic, historical and anecdotal evidence points to it, and the public can accept it, frankly, as plain as the nose on their flabbergasted faces.
Fox is conclusive with no small alacrity. It is the future, and Fox suggests thinly, moreover, that we should begin living in it. ...All this seems abundantly rational to me.
Fox makes the preceding more than patently clear in "UFOs -- Out of the Blue", whatever the criticism of the ax-grinding critic -- well meaning or no! He does it in an intelligent manner belying the fantastic quality of the subject matter, and he even tells the viewer who is at the bottom of the general cover-up, even if the ID is not helpful.
Who are they? "They" are the military/Industrial complex.
... Not very helpful is it? Like trying to hold *fog* responsible for its behavior ... that's the point of corporate design, actually -- the avoidance of personal liability... responsibility. But they are, actually, human beings not entirely unlike the reader, sir and madam!
Be that as it may, Fox's fine film is an important and quality addition to the curious individual's essential library of visual and print materials regarding the *larger* reality to which I allude... a reality misleadingly rubbished in suspicious supermarket tabloids and mainstream rags, to paraphrase Admiral Lord Hill Norton from the film. Truly, the film is more than equal to the low price of its admission.
Information in that regard can be found on the film's website at:
http://tinyurl.com/2v35ra, along with more details about the film, facts regarding prestigious awards that Fox's film has won, and pertinent links to the film's earnestly convincing narrator (and founding "Digger"!), Peter Coyote.
I watched the film numerous times for this review and found it more compelling with each subsequent viewing. It is eminently worthwhile even with its few very forgettable flaws only mentioned, at all, for a complete report! It is concise and complete film, and it is very well executed. Finally, it portrays a certainty actually there!