Those who promote unsubstantiated UFO claims or UFO “artifacts”


-from Robert Sheaffer:


“In 2013, there was a UFO discussion panel held at the The National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas.

They had a special exhibit on “Area 51.”

During the question and answer session, Las Vegas skeptic John Whiteside asked about the supposed “authentic alien artifact” in the Area 51 exhibit.

The moderator referred the question to reporter George Knapp, in the audience, who  (scandalously)  was the source of that “artifact.”

Knapp has made a career out of reporting on weird stuff like alleged saucers at Area 51, Robert Bigelow’s Haunted Ranch in Utah, etc.

Who had verified that supposed artifact?

The Russians, and others?  Who exactly?  No answer.

The moderator encouraged the two to take the discussion off-line afterwards.

Immediately after the close of the questions, Whiteside says he was approached by Jim Brown who identified himself as the Acting Director of the Museum.

Brown berated him for asking such a question, claiming that it threatened their funding.

If a Museum’s funding is threatened by asking a legitimate question, the fault lies not with the questioner, but with the Museum.

Whiteside went looking for George Knapp after this, no more than five minutes later, to find that he had quietly slipped out the door.

I’m thinking it’s very likely that this was one of the same “UFO artifacts” that Robert Bigelow had.  If so, one would scarcely need to modify any buildings to house it.”


Thanks, once again, to Robert Sheaffer.

As I stated elsewhere many many times, I am a realist who believe that the UFO phenomenon itself seems to be real.

But to me, UFOs do not constitute conclusive evidence of physical extraterrestrial visitations by physical extraterrestrial, biological entities in physical extraterrestrial spacecraft of any kind.

There may be more to this phenomenon than physical ET hypothesis.

I am also highly skeptical of the existence of authentic UFO artifacts.



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