UFO Thought Experiment: Give Moulton Howe Another Day?
After reading a BBC News story by Mark Simpson dated Sunday, 7 May 2006, UFO study finds no sign of aliens, I wondered how Linda Moulton Howe would report this adverse news in her EARTHFILES. THE ANSWER: As of this writing on May 8th, Ms. Howe has not even mentioned the four-year study - entitled Unidentified Aerial Phenomena in the UK made public by the British Freedom of Information Act, on the request of university academic Dr. David Clarke. Excerpts follow:
A confidential Ministry of Defence report on Unidentified Flying Objects has concluded that there is no proof of alien life forms.
The report, which was completed in 2000 and stamped "Secret: UK Eyes Only", has been made public for the first time. ...the identity of the man who wrote it has been protected.
The four-year study - entitled Unidentified Aerial Phenomena in the UK - tackles the long-running question by UFO-spotters: "Is anyone out there?"
The 400-page report puts it like this: "No evidence exists to suggest that the phenomena seen are hostile or under any type of control, other than that of natural physical forces."
It adds: "There is no evidence that 'solid' objects exist which could cause a collision hazard."
What about those so-called close encounters? Well, "The close proximity of plasma related fields can adversely affect a vehicle or person," states the report.
Moulton Howe is an American investigative-journalist who reports on UFOs, alien abductions, cattle mutilations and similar anomalous phenomena. She is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is best known for her Emmy Award-winning documentary A Strange Harvest, (about cattle mutilations).
Molten Eagle has his own opinions of the strange phenomena of the type Moulton Howe often reports. Rationales for logical disbelief may be found here (crop circles) and here (the company you keep).