Maryland Blogger Alliance

Alliance FAQs

Latest MBA Posts

May 08, 2006


You've heard of "moonbats." This guy's a UFO-bat.

The U.S. is seeking extradition of a Brit named Gary McKinnon, who was arrested in 2002 by the Brits' national high-tech crime unit, having been accused of hacking into NASA and American military computer networks. The BBC has an interview with the man here.

McKinnon hacked into American military computers -- if true, this is a scandal beyond words -- because, he claims, he was searching for "photographic evidence of alien spacecraft and advanced power technology." This is really what he claims.

Why UFO's? McKinnon says:

I was in search of suppressed technology, laughingly referred to as UFO technology. I think it's the biggest kept secret in the world because of its comic value, but it's a very important thing.

Old-age pensioners can't pay their fuel bills, countries are invaded to award oil contracts to the West, and meanwhile secretive parts of the secret government are sitting on suppressed technology for free energy.
McKinnon describes what he found in the military computers:
There was a group called the Disclosure Project. They published a book which had 400 expert witnesses ranging from civilian air traffic controllers, through military radar operators, right up to the chaps who were responsible for whether or not to launch nuclear missiles.

They are some very credible, relied upon people, all saying yes, there is UFO technology, there's anti-gravity, there's free energy, and it's extra-terrestrial in origin, and we've captured spacecraft and reverse-engineered it.
Whooey! Let me at that anti-gravity stuff!

And at NASA:
One of these people was a Nasa photographic expert, and she said that in building eight of Johnson Space Centre they regularly airbrushed out images of UFOs from the high-resolution satellite imaging. What she said was there was there: there were folders called "filtered" and "unfiltered", "processed" and "raw", something like that.

I got one picture out of the folder, and bearing in mind this is a 56k dial-up, so a very slow internet connection, in dial-up days, using the remote control programme I turned the colour down to 4bit colour and the screen resolution really, really low, and even then the picture was still juddering as it came onto the screen.

But what came on to the screen was amazing. It was a culmination of all my efforts. It was a picture of something that definitely wasn't man-made.

It was above the Earth's hemisphere. It kind of looked like a satellite. It was cigar-shaped and had geodesic domes above, below, to the left, the right and both ends of it, and although it was a low-resolution picture it was very close up.

This thing was hanging in space, the earth's hemisphere visible below it, and no rivets, no seams, none of the stuff associated with normal man-made manufacturing.
But McKinnon never got a screen capture.

And it's that failure that leads people to think he's a kook. Here are some comments on the story at Slashdot. This one seems typical: "What kind of moron spends 3 years breaking into government computers and doesn't know how to do a screen capture or see the importance of saving what he's doing. Sorry folks, but from reading this interview, he seems like [B.S.]."

And in related news from England: "A confidential Ministry of Defence report on Unidentified Flying Objects has concluded that there is no proof of alien life forms."