‘The U.S. Air Force is lying about the national security implications of unidentified aerial objects at nuclear bases and we can prove it,’ he said.

The former officer said he witnessed such an event first-hand on March 16, 1967, at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana.

‘I was on duty when an object came over and hovered directly over the site.

‘The missiles shut down – ten Minuteman [nuclear] missiles. And the same thing happened at another site a week later. There’s a strong interest in our missiles by these objects, wherever they come from. I personally think they’re not from planet Earth.’

‘I believe that the security services of both the United States and the United Kingdom have attempted – both then and now – to subvert the significance of what occurred at RAF Bentwaters by the use of well-practised methods of disinformation.’

The six former U.S. Air Force officers and one former enlisted man, are to present declassified information which they claim backs up their findings. They have witness testimony from 120 former or retired military personnel which points to alien intervention at nuclear sites in the U.S. as recently as 2003.

source

I knew it. I KNEW IT!!!

In a related story:

A study published in PLoS Medicine in 2005, which I’m just getting to now for some reason, on the global prevalence of schizophrenia, showed that previous conceptions about the incidence of this disease are mostly wrong. This was a metastudy looking at a large body of research.

The median prevalence of schizophrenia was 4.6/1,000 for point prevalence, 3.3/1,000 for period prevalence, 4.0 for lifetime prevalence, and 7.2 for lifetime morbid risk.

Point prevalence is the proportion of those manifesting the disorder at any one given point in time. Period prevalence is the proportion of those manifesting the disorder over a specified period of time, such as a year. Lifetime prevalence is the proportion of individuals who have ever seemingly had the disease and who are alive on the (hypothetical) day of the measurement. Lifetime morbid risk is the chance that a person will develop the disorder during a specific period of their life up to a specific age, usually referring to an entire birth cohort, regardless of whether or not the individuals in the group are living .

There were no significant differences between males and females, nor between urban, rural, and mixed sites, although migrants and homeless people had higher rates of schizophrenia and, not surprisingly, developing countries had lower prevalence rates (the lower prevalence of schizophrenia in developing countries has been previously documented). It is well known from other studies that migrants have higher than expected rates of schizophrenia [2-8], although definitions of migrants in these studies have been variable and the studies have suffered from a series of other methodological problems.

Thus, if 10,000,000 men have been in the military in the US since 1960 (a very conservative estimate) then there would have been several tens of thousands of individuals (over their career or subsequent to their retirement) with some form of schizophrenia.

This might mean that there are a lot of alien sightings unaccounted for. This discrepancy could easily be understood, however, with reference to the fact that Air Force personnel are more likely to “see” this sort of alien or their effects than are the general military population. To attain that estimate, it would be reasonable to assume that about 10 or 15% of the total US military would have spent considerable time on military bases with a strong air force presence, thus reducing this estimate to something like 5 to 10 thousand individuals (minimum). The number of individuals who have worked on nuclear launch bases on dry land is much lower, and classified, but again, there would be several hundred or even a few thousand individuals who could have “seen” an alien or developed the memory subsequently using their own brains and not necessarily their own eyes.

I quickly add that there is not a correspondence between schizophrenia per se and “seeing aliens” but a fairly common form of schizophrenia involves delusional symptoms easily strong enough for someone to be quite certain that they did, and a much smaller percentage of individuals with this disorder hallucinate, and hallucination and delusion seem to frequently occur together. The majority of individuals with schizophrenia would not see or imagine aliens.

Here’s a 2001 video from the same guys who appear to keep coming back again and again.

The Truth is Out There. And, I leave you with this evidence of aliens visiting the earth:

Saha S, Chant D, Welham J, McGrath J, 2005 A Systematic Review of the Prevalence of Schizophrenia. PLoS Med 2(5): e141. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0020141

Comments

  1. #1 daedalus2u
    September 27, 2010

    Yes, this story is completely implausible. If aliens have been observing and interfering with nuclear weapons deployment since 1948, why didn’t they interfere with nuclear weapons development and testing?

    The Soviet Union and the US tested an awful lot of weapons in the atmosphere. If aliens had the ability to interfere with that, why didn’t they?

  2. #2 Riceklown
    September 27, 2010

    Daedalus2u: duh, because then we would just think they were duds. That would just confuse us because they work on the ground but then not in the air.

    Geez, clearly you don’t know how aliens think! Let me know if you want to know how they think… Because I’m a psychic and an alein psychologist! ;)

  3. #3 Benton Jackson
    September 27, 2010

    Well, just to play devil’s advocate here, daedalus2u, perhaps they weren’t closely monitoring us until they saw the flashes of our first atomic weapons. Maybe they had a remote monitoring system on the moon or something. Then it took 3 years to get here personally to set up a more intense monitoring program. It may have taken even longer for them to get the equipment here that could actually interfere with the weapons.

    I should have been a writer for X-files.

  4. #4 Rosie Redfield
    September 27, 2010

    Huh? How can point prevalence be higher than period prevalence and lifetime prevalence?

  5. #5 Greg Laden
    September 27, 2010

    Rosie, good question! And that is why I used very approximate numbers in my own abuse of these data.

    I should have made this more clear in the OP. These different prevalence numbers are not from one study. Several studies looked at point, several OTHER studies looked at period, etc. So a better way for the original authors to have put it might have been “The median prevalence of schizophrenia was 4.6/1,000 in studies that looked for point prevalence, 3.3/1,000 in studies that looked at period prevalence… etc.”

    and I should have clarified that better.

    I don’t think these numbers can be compared. Rather, I’d say that prevalence of schizophrenia measured in varies ways ranges from 3 to 8 (or whatever the range is, not the range of means) per 1000. I used five.

  6. #6 stripey_cat
    September 27, 2010

    I’d add that, from my own experience and from talking to others, psychotic episodes are not that unusual in major depression sufferers; my own were mostly bizzare, persecutory delusions that at the time seemed totally reasonable – I was fortunate enough that as I recovered the reality check took, but I suspect that without good family and medical support it won’t necessarily do so, especially if the delusions aren’t blatantly bizzare or easily fact-checkable. The scary thing was that no-one at work noticed anything more unusual than my productivity slipping.

    So you may be underestimating the number of out-of-their-mind people wandering around appearing reasonably functional in the military or anywhere else.

  7. #7 Calli Arcale
    September 27, 2010

    I like Douglas Adams’ explanation for all of this, as given in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” — these particular aliens are Teasers.

    “What’s a Teaser?”
    “Oh, Teasers are rich kids with nothing to do. They usually find some isolated planet that nobody’s made interstellar contact with and buzz them.”
    “Buzz them?”
    “Yeah, they land in some isolated spot next to some poor soul whom nobody’s gonna believe and then strut up and down in front of them making ‘beep beep’ noises. Rather childish, really.”

    Clearly, the aliens are just messing with us.

  8. #8 A Bear
    September 27, 2010

    Schizophrenia isn’t the only mental disorder that is associated with hallucinations. Frontal lobe epilepsy is often manifested by hyper-religious behavior and perceived communication with supernatural entities, and severe bipolar can cause hallucinations. Not to mention that one doesn’t have to be mentally ill to be deluded. It’s hardly surprising that there are plenty of “unexplained” phenomena around.

  9. #9 Preston
    September 27, 2010

    I’m retired USAF and I have wrench time on the MMII, MMIII, PK and GLCM. Nuclear (two syllables please, not three) weapon systems do not require the actions of little green men to break. They break all by themselves.

  10. #10 Calli Arcale
    September 27, 2010

    Agreed about things breaking all by themselves — but in some dialects at least, “nuclear” does indeed have three syllables.

    noo-klee-er

    I do acknowledge that some dialects blur syllables joined by vowels, hence “noo-kleer”.

    But god forbid “noo-kyoo-ler”. *shudders*

  11. #11 Tuco
    September 27, 2010

    Applying The Misuse Statement of Occam’s Razor leads to a simpler, more elegant explanation: That Greg Laden is an alien here on Earth as part of an advance team whose mission is to discredit empirical eyewitness proof of aliens.

    You can have my tinfoil hat when you pry it off my cold, dead head!

  12. #12 pookiebutt
    September 28, 2010

    Y’all. Wake up before you’re dead! (From the state that gives us NASA.)

  13. #13 Tim DeLaney
    October 2, 2010

    I’m five days late to this thread, but it’s so entertaining!

    They all sound so perfectly serious. But I’m a little skeptical that ET’s could master anti-gravity, and FTL travel, yet they seem to crash once they get here with amazing frequency. How often do they crash? I counted four separate accounts of UFO crashes, and I didn’t watch the whole video.

    One of the witnesses testified (1:39) that there were 57 separate species of aliens catalogued. I can’t help wondering if this witness picked that number off a Heinz ketchup bottle, like the character (Johnny?) in Manchurian Candidate.

  14. #14 Greg Laden
    October 2, 2010

    that number off a Heinz ketchup bottle,

    ROFL. Then, I realize, this is probably true. Tone of laughter changes.

  15. #15 brian
    December 27, 2010

    Yeah, i mean what are they gonna say next “maybe that we can clone ” or that we can build a machine that flies like birds………uh wait a minute……..

  16. #16 Sam
    February 25, 2011

    you people are crazy! no one knows how aliens think, I mean duh there real, we really cant be the only people here out of a million trillion ect, universe, like seriously? They will come some day im pretty sure but i mean im sure there wayyyy smarter then us & dont even need/bother with us cause whats the point?

  17. #17 Isis
    April 22, 2011

    Um, you should not be commenting on schizophrenia unless you’re a doctor. Or learn the clinical definition of ‘delusion’, ‘hallucination’, and the threshold diagnostic criteria for all types of schizophrenia spectrum conditions.

  18. #18 Greg Laden
    April 22, 2011

    What kind of doctor?

  19. #19 Elizabeth
    April 22, 2011

    Isis, the first time I met Dr. Laden was when I took a class from him. It was the foundational class for Harvard’s Brain Behavior and Evolution concentration. (I may have the name of the major wrong, as I did pursue that, but got in the class anyway.)

  20. #20 Pete-Rok
    May 25, 2011

    I think its funny that everyone is so negative..Let’s think on a positive level. They are here…They need help just as we need it…We are brothers of the same Gallows. When they make contact…they make it on a personal level…asleep is most comen. Better frequency. Plus it depends on the person as well.

  21. #21 raul raygoza
    la mirada
    March 14, 2013

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  22. #22 raul raygoza
    la mirada
    March 14, 2013

    No book. i well righit no mony i won’t its what’s weth me enegy .makse all