In the first issue of Flying Saucers from Other Worlds, Rap angrily struck out at so-called journalists in May of 1957.
“When flying saucers first appeared, no writer had the gumption to sit down and state it was a plain news item. No, they had to make a huge joke out of it…Your editor has a word for that kind of writer, and it’s spelled ‘tramp.’ They ride the fourth estate rails free…Laughing jackasses, the whole lot of them.”
Apparently, only Rap acknowledged his vast contribution to ufology. The ghost of Tacoma still haunted him. He was being snubbed even by Flying saucer organizations like NICAP, who refused to acknowledge his work. Rap concluded NICAP was simply a “mouthpiece for the CIA” in one of his many searing editorials: “…In spite of the fact that this editor is not only the first flying saucer investigator, but the possessor of the largest private file of saucer information in the world, and the publisher of the only newsstand magazine on flying saucers, and has repeatedly offered to help NICAP, this help being refused.” John A. Keel remained unrepentant of his criticism of Rap’s ufological contribution, as revealed in a 1984 letter to Shavertron, a fanzine dedicated to the Shaver Mystery. Keel was bemoaning an apparent lack of interest in flying saucers at that time, making it more difficult to sell saucer-related material.
“Palmer created and sustained the field of ufology, and modeled it after science fiction fandom,” chided Keel. “If Palmer had not existed, it is very likely that widespread interest in flying saucers would have faded away after 1947. After his death in 1977, ufology and the subject of UFOs has slipped into total limbo…
“Because only a few copies of Amazing Stories from the 1940s remain intact, very few advocates of the Shaver Mystery have had a chance to study them. So the Shaver Mystery itself is now founded on hearsay and myth.
“Keep up the bad work,
“John A. Keel.”
Let’s waste not another second on JFK or Sandy Hook style disinfo and fucktard arguments.
Based on the documents, the National Security Committee- which publically set up the glove puppet CIA whilst going dark with the NSA at the same time- identified Charles Fort and his Forteana enthusiasts as the single biggest threat to cold war security surrounding the nazi magic technology stolen from Germany after World War 2 by predominantly Russia and the USA but also Great Britain and the anglosphere.
People noting weird rains, odd lights, stage magic deceptions and the continuity errors they cause- were the enemy of secrecy. Especially since their above average intelligence and natural skepticism (the opposite of today’s low IQ cheapjack debunker so-called Forteans) made them prickly pears to deal with when the men in dark suits came round to bully them into silence. Indeed the silencers themselves became exceptional or Fortean events themselves!
And so out of nowhere the hackjerk nitwittery of UFOlogy was born. There’s a reason why many smart teenagers get into UFOlogy- and grow out of it by 21.
So many people read John Keel in slack jawed ooh aah wonder at the Herodotian recitation of carnival wonders, whilst ignoring Keel’s semiosis.
Keel APPROVED of AFOSI and other intel tricks on the public- until he became a victim in his Great Phone Hack Mystery (hardly a mystery if he’d thought a bit clearer or been more honest in his books- it was a physical literal hack of his phone service and acknowledged as such- human agency).
Keel thought physical UFOs were human origin and the “alien” UFOs were entities from the superspectrum- a sane position to take but not one that will perpetuate mysteries and sell books, as he discovered.
Keel knew some of what he wrote about was a hoax. He knew the hoaxers responsible. But as a stage magician himself- Keel knew the game. He knew something very important about stage magic and intel agency hoaxing too. He knew that stage magic makes safe and keeps us separate from the real occult of mind eating shapeshifters, living hallucinations, fear eaters and egregores. He hints at all of this in his books and outright says it in two of them. But God forbid the fuckwittery factory of modern Fortean debunkerism ever discuss it, let alone the credulous magical thinkers of UFOlogy.
Jacques Vallee came up with his ridiculous Magonia “theory” at precisely the time people were researching and patenting superspectrum based technologies. And suddenly attention was diverted back to childish folklore comparisons and other nonsense. Magonia is NOT a good fit for UFO events because UFO events are not of singular origin. And it makes a wonderful cover for secret space technology, whose occupants need only dress or act alien to invalidate the experience. Use some fucking brains people!
But then as any stage magician can tell you, the entertainer has in some ways an easy task- people wilfully want to escape into fantasy. They willingly hypnotise themselves with the garish wallpaper when the alternative is to stare blankly at the walls of the Black Iron Prison.