Posts Tagged ‘Roswell’

Why It’s Getting Harder and Harder to Read Slashdot These Days

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Slashdot header: FBI Releases Document Confirming Roswell UFO.

Actual story: FBI declassifies document in which an agent reports that some guy claimed there were flying saucers found at Roswell.

It’s been known since the 1990s that the crash debris at Roswell came from balloons used in the classified Project Mogul, an attempt to monitor Soviet nuclear testing via atmospheric acoustics. While this explanation fits all the actual known data about the incident, most conspiracy theorists ignore it because a crashed balloon isn’t nearly as cool or interesting as crashed aliens.

Look, I know a lot of what appears on Slashdot these days is just flamewar clickbait. But do you think you could avoid actually lying about the link in the header? Is that too much to ask?

Crank Back Up Those Denver Airport Conspiracy Theories!

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Of all the wacky modern-day conspiracy theories, I must admit that the one I’ve enjoyed most (next to the shape-shifting reptoids, with which it overlaps) is the one about aliens under the Denver airport. Weird-ass murals, Masonic symbols, out-of-control baggage handling systems, airport runways laid out in a swastika, and decapitated Indians, just for starters. And those are the parts that are all more or less real.

If you haven’t seen those murals (some of which have since been painted over), they really are something to behold. I mean, what air traveler wouldn’t want to be confronted with a giant gas-masked Skeletor standing in an arc of weeping women holding dead babies?

I had also forgotten that the designer of the giant blue demonic horse outside the airport had been killed when part of it fell on him.

But more entertaining than the real weirdness are the truly whacked-out conspiracy theories about the place. You know, the ones with the six underground levels with holding pens for the alien Grays to ship off people to their secret concentration camps on Mars. The great thing about it is the ease with which it’s tied into the other wacky conspiracies about underground alien bases, like the ones supposedly at Dulce, Roswell, etc. You know, the sort of mind-boggling, over-the-top theories that make Bob Lazar’s stories of alien technology at Area 51 and how Grays will use people as “containers for souls” look like models of plausibility by comparison.

Good times, good times.

Well, now comes word that they’ve erected a 26 tall statue of Anubis, the Egyptian god of the dead, outside it. Supposedly they did this to promote a King Tut exhibit.

Personally, I think they’re just taunting Alex Jones