Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Scientist Photographs Plastic Alien at Area 51

Boyd Bushman of Tucson, Arizona said he was a retired Senior Scientist for Lockheed Martin, whose career spanned over forty years. (However, his alleged connection with Lockheed Martin has never been demonstrated.). Shortly before he passed away on August 7, 2014, he made what is being called a 'deathbed confession' relating his alleged experiences with Area 51, UFOs, aliens and anti-gravity.

The video of Bushman's UFO claims had been played well over 1 million times on YouTube, before it was removed because of copyright infringement claims by one "Chris Mooney." (Not the same Chris Mooney who writes about conservatives' supposed "War on Science," yet ignores the liberals' War on Science - anti-GMO, anti-vaccines, etc.) We don't know who this Mooney is. The 32-minute video turned up a few other places on YouTube, but was also removed. You can see part of his video here.
Boyd Bushman with one of his alien photos

The website of the famous late-night paranormal talkmeister, Art Bell, proclaimed "Dying Senior Scientist Reveals Insider Truth About Area 51, Aliens, UFO’s and Anti-Gravity." Bushman's principal claims, as summarized by Youtube commenter Nuno Reis, are:
some UFOs and Aliens are stationed at the base.

He explains that from space there is a special flight path to Area 51.

With their advanced technology they can travel much faster than light. The aliens who control these ships come from a planet 68 light years from Earth. [and they make the journey of 68 light years in about 45 minutes!!]

The aliens who are working at the base are about 1.5 meters long and up to 230 years old.

They have five fingers, which are 30 percent longer than ours, and five toes, which stuck together.

They have three ribs on each side and three vertebral columns.

The aliens communicate through telepathy.

Finally Bushman reveals that Area 51 is working together with the Russians and the Chinese and their research is mainly focused to anti-gravity.
Another of Bushman's alleged alien photos

 Bushman also claims that in 1947 a U.S. Air Force pilot shot down a flying saucer over New Mexico, killing several aliens. The military, of course, recovered the craft.
Bushman's "alien spirit" photo

Most interesting are all the photos, supposedly of UFOs and aliens that he claims his friend took at Area 51, using a camera he provided. In fact, Bushman claimed that his camera was given to the aliens, who obligingly took photos out the window during a UFO trip, then returned his camera (although it's doubtful that the aliens, traveling so much faster than light, could actually see anything). Weirdest of all is a "spirit photo" that supposedly shows the ghost of an alien that died.

However, as soon as Bushman's video was posted on the popular UFO site The Black Vault, others began submitting photos and even a video of seemingly-identical aliens, albeit plastic ones.
YouTube commenter Eric Oulette provides this photo of a toy alien looking very much like Bushman's.

Another reader submitted this photo of a toy alien purchased at the K-Mart.

YouTube user John Hutchison (JonnOfMars) posted this video showing a toy alien he purchased several years back. Hutchison was involved with some of Bushman's earlier videos, so this "coincidence" cries out for explanation.

However, not everyone was willing to accept that Bushman's Close Encounter was of the Plastic Kind. Perhaps the plastic aliens are accurate representations of the real ones? Some have even suggested that the toy alien could be intended as a step toward 'disclosure' of real aliens: "Who knows how and to whom these things are revealed?"

Bushman's involvement with Lockheed Martin has, of course, again raised the old canard that Ben Rich, former director of the Lockheed Skunk Works (developers of highly-classified secret aircraft) supposedly said in at least one of his lectures that "We already have the means to travel among the stars, but these technologies are locked up in black projects, and it would take an act of God to ever get them out to benefit humanity... Anything you can imagine, we already know how to do." This quote, however, has never been authenticated.

Researcher Curt Collins goes into such claims in detail in two postings on his Blog Blue Blurry Lines (First. Second). Aviation historian Peter Merlin has the full story in his account in Tim Printy's Sunlite E-zine (Vol 5 nr. 6, p. 17) In brief, it seems that Rich liked to make jokes about ETs in his lectures to entertain his audience, such as "The Skunk Works has been assigned the task of getting E.T. back home." Anyone taking such comments seriously has completely misunderstood their context.

(Revised Nov. 10, 2014)