The prediction business is alive and well, and no, I don't meant the latest evangelical Christian codswallop predicting the rapture, a doctrine which in any case was never a component of any historical Christian confession. No, the prediction business is alive and well within the alternative media scene, and doubtless by now you've heard about it: famous Ufologist Nick Pope, who once worked for the British Ministry of Defence  made statements about the London Olympics being possibly the venue of choice of a major UFO demonstration.  While we're at it, we might as well throw in Iran's Press TV reporting of the incident, just to make up the Wackiness Value of it all. Sit down, breathe deeply, and take a good long pull at three fingers of scotch. All done, then let me reproduce the paragraphs that concern us here:

"Pope who investigated UFO reports between 1991 and 1994, says his studies convinced him that the sightings raised important defense for national security and air safety issues.

“I't has been a widely held belief in Ministry of Defense circles that 'aliens' have been able to detect us for decades via TV and radio broadcasts,' he said adding that mass summer events would be a prime time for alien crafts to present themselves to mankind.

“'If aliens have studied our psychology, they may choose to appear in our skies on a significant date - the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games is one date being widely circulated by conspiracy groups.'

"Pope said aliens would come in a spirit of warmth, friendship and shared learning, but the government was also prepared for the worst scenarios such as alien attack and invasion.

“'If UFOs came into our atmosphere, RAF jets such as the Eurofighter Typhoons, and missiles such as the Rapiers guarding the Olympic Games would be well equipped to enter the fray,' he said."

Now since many of my colleagues -most notably Richard Dolan - have already weighed in on Mr. Pope's pronouncement(fortunately not made ex cathedra), I figured I might as well too.

First, I concur, this is at best a marketing ploy (for what, or who, however, is debatable, unless it's for the Games themselves..."Come to beautiful London, watch the games! Meet ET! Buy a Diamond Jubilee souvenir! (Of course, the British will be much more elegant about it, but that's what it amounts to).

But beyond the shameless quasi-prediction game-playing going on here, I find some of Mr. Pope's statements profoundly disturbing for other reasons. First off, there is the assertion, without any corroborating evidence, that the ETs "would come in a spirit of warmth, friendship, and shared learning" (shades of George Adamski). Equally disturbing is the statement that the British government - and therefore presumably the governments of other world powers - are "prepared for" the worst scenarios of attack and invasion, and again, there is no corroborating evidence mentioned as to why they would contemplate that scenario either. IN short, those governments - as Mr. Dolan has so ably demonstrated in his magisterial books UFOs and the National Security State - are withholding things.

Mr. Pope, obviously, signed security oaths to obtain his position within the British Ministry of Defence, but surely at least some mention could have been made of why ET would greet us at the Olympics in a spirit of warmth and friendship, while the British government is apparently willing to shoot them down for Queen and country. In short, it's the cognitive dissonance here that is truly disturbing.

All this leads to the final statement, that the Royal Air Force would be "well-equipped" to deal with such an ET Olympic Games invasion using Eurofighters and Rapier missiles.

Say what? I thought ET was supposed to be super advanced, having interstellar travel technologies and other cool stuff (and therefore, probably some pretty fancy weaponry). Are we really to believe they traveled all the way here, venturing past the Pirates of the Barbary Nebula, without weapons, only to be shot down by the jet airplanes and missiles of the RAF? More cognitive dissonance. Or, conversely, is this a subtle way of saying "If we can shoot down ET with jets and missiles, then their technology really isn't sophisticated enough to be ET."

Don't get me wrong, I believe the subject of UFOs - and the implications it raises - is a serious subject, but that's really my point here: the cognitive dissonance in these few short paragraphs, plus the connections of the one making the statements, raise the disturbing possibility that the cognitive dissonance is what the powers that be desire to be in place within the UFOlogy community.

(For the complete Iranian Press TV article on Mr. Pope, see: Expert warns of UFO activity during London Olympics)

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Ian R Crane on July 18, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    The following link is to the relevant section ‘Fool me once …’ recorded in July 2007:

    I have given versions of this presentation many times over the past five years and Nick Pope was in the audience at the 2011 Exopolitics event where I once again presented the London Olympic ‘Fake Alien Invasion’ hypothesis in a presentation titled, ‘The Nephilim, Disclosure and Trans-Humanism’. The following link is to the comment posted by a disingenuous Nick Pope on his website immediately after witnessing this presentation:

    Keep up the great work, Joseph.

    Very best wishes, Ian

  2. Edu on July 16, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Aliens, coming for what?

    To share knowledge and wisdon, bringing a new world order and a global new agey “one world religion” cult for stealing our conscious energy and say its for our own good?


    To invade, uniting all manking into a new world order against them, that will steal our concious energy and say its for our own good?

    Doens’t really matter if they are phony anyway, as long as TV shows it.

  3. Hal Hichler on July 16, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    What if the Earth really is a prison planet and it contains a insidious, civilization destroying genetic virus which is trying to go off planet and cause havoc and now the galactic lawmen are arriving to contain this pesky virus which has devastated planets, solar systems, and maybe even galaxies?

    • Rebbe Menachem Schneerson on July 16, 2012 at 6:37 pm

      Yes, I have often wondered why the two space shuttles carrying jewish passengers blew up. I’ve always suspected someone doesn’t want us in space.

      • Joey Kundalini on July 16, 2012 at 7:03 pm

        In the ancient Vedic texts the enemies of the Vedic people were said to have tainted bloodlines and were called Rakshasas (demons) the most famous being Ravana the arch enemy of Rama. Today in India it is referred to as Rakshasa DNA.

  4. Jedi on July 16, 2012 at 4:50 am

    I got a real bad feeling about this,

    Rik Clay had his ashes thrown into the Thames on 911 after doing a radio show and perhaps was a bit too clever about the upcoming event.

  5. Johnycomelately on July 15, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Classic psy ops to cover their tracks for a false flag, demonstrating they took all the security measures they could while using a diversion.

    After Sep 11, Iraq, Bosnia, Lebanon, Sudan, Afganistan and Lybia the western public couldn’t give a rat’s proverbial if Arabs are killing Arabs, so they are going to have to ratchet it up a notch to get support to Invade Syria and Iran.

    If I was an Israeli athlete I’d be worried.

    Or they might take a page out of the Russian play book and hit while the games are on, certainly worked in Georgia.

  6. Johnycomelately on July 15, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Classic psy ops to cover their tracks for a false flag, demonstrating they took all the security measures they could while using a diversion.

    After Sep 11, Iraq, Bosnia, Lebanon, Sudan, Afganistan and Lybia the western public couldn’t give a rat’s proverbial if Arabs are killing Arabs, so they are going to have to ratchet it up a notch to get support to Invade Syria and Iran.

    If I was an Israeli athlete I’d be worried.

    Or they might take a page out of the Russian play book and hit while the games are on, certainly worked in Georgia.

  7. Brandon on July 15, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    If the aliens were smart, they should know by now that nobody cares about or watches the Olympics anymore.

    If the aliens were REALLY smart they’d fly their saucers over the Kardashian’s residence, because that is the scene most people are paying attention. *pukes in a bucket*

    • todd hurst on July 15, 2012 at 8:02 pm

      yupp those sexy girls got some booty lmao

  8. todd hurst on July 15, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    ufo’s are made by the military and there are no aliens.the germans where the first to discover anti-gravity, after the 2nd world war we brought the germans and thier inventions to our we rule the skys and space.ppl need to use their brains and stop falling for the misinformation of aliens.

    • p on July 15, 2012 at 7:31 pm

      Or… you don’t know as much as you think you do.

      • todd hurst on July 15, 2012 at 8:05 pm

        p make sure to take your brain pills it wont help but keep taking them lmmfao

        • p on July 16, 2012 at 3:32 am

          whats the point in taking em if they dont help? but, seeing as you are obviously of superior intelligence, i defer to your judgement.
          thanks for the tip!

  9. Robert Barricklow on July 15, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Dr. Farrell & others at this site,
    google: stephen lendman john mcmurtrty 7/15/12

    Must Listen Podcast on Progressive News Hour Radio
    40 clics, in for where is gets going, brutally true

  10. Shawn H on July 15, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    The reason they are coming to invade us is: The Huts like to set up smuggling operations on the outer rim in dens and hives of scum and villany to avoid the long arm of the galactic empire. :O

  11. LSM on July 15, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Dr Farrell!!! (ahem! 🙂 )

    many factions of the alternative media have long ago de-bunked shill (otherwise spelled “twat”) Nick Pope long ago- one notices that you’ve been buried in your own impeccable research (which is very good) but have failed to notice that shill (otherwise spelled as…ohh, forget it…) Nick Pope was “outed” awhile back

  12. Bear claw Chris Lapp on July 15, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Sometimes “predictions” are actually suggestions intended for self-fulfillment. Dr. Farrell mentioned this regarding prophesy. You also see this in so called “futurism.” Usually the futurist is just stating the future that they (or those who they work for) want to be.

    But there’s another reason for predictions, especially in the independent research world. The purpose is to gain legitimacy. IOW, Alex Jones predicts 9-11 so that he can gain legitimacy afterwards.

    If UFO’s do show up during the Olympics, look for those who “predict” it to be the “authority” on these subjects afterwards.

  13. p on July 15, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Frankly, I can´t believe there are actually people out there who believe that, if there are aliens out there, they would come to invade us. This must be one of the stupidest ideas in the field. Intelligent life is gonna fly halfway across the galaxy to kill us? why? what makes this insignificant little planet, part of an insignificant solar system, floating around the outer edge of the galaxy so special? Because we are here? we are special? why?
    People say `they want our resources´.. this is so dumb. an infinite universe with infinite resources and they need this planet? they are advanced enough technologically to traverse the galaxy but they need gold or iron or water or whatever? People actually believe this crap?
    Maybe it´s just people projecting their own personality on aliens. we are warlike savages, so they must be too! right…
    God, I do hope there is intelligent life out there, because it sure aint here.

    • LSM on July 15, 2012 at 12:35 pm

      “God, I do hope there is intelligent life out there, because it sure aint here”.

      you nailed it-

      just look around at our families, friends, acquaintances, neighbors, etc. who still believe in the validity of the voting system and the existence of an “at loggerheads” 2-party system- or that living in a so-called democracy means that we’re truly free- just for meager starters…

      but don’t worry: benevolent ETs from the Pleiades-Platypussies star system (did I spell that correctly?) will correct everything…

      • p on July 15, 2012 at 12:54 pm

        nobody is coming to save us Im afraid, though I do believe that is pretty much the only way out at this point.

        • LSM on July 15, 2012 at 1:07 pm

          I agree with you totally- hope you are well and will stay so-


  14. p on July 15, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Ive always found mr Pope to be a dubious character. His story seems to be “I was skeptic, but after working on the English X-files I came to believe”. Yet he has never ever given us anything new whatsoever. Never have I heard him say anything interesting that has not been said before. Nor have I heard him present any new infomation. What exactly is his claim to fame? Just the fact that he woked for the DoD? So what? That just makes him slightly suspicious in my eyes. Working on UFO evidence the government has for years, yet he can’t offer us any info? And then stuff like this here “they probably come in peace, or they might come to invade” .. Really? That your wonderful insight mr Pope? Gee, thank you so much. I’m sure ET is just desperate to show himself to humanity during the Olympics, sure… Like the never couldve shown themselves before, they need the Olympics to do that.. yeah..
    I say he is a government disinfo-agent.

  15. Robert Barricklow on July 15, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Like Dr. Von Braun said, the ‘aliens’ will follow the “terrorists’, as the “Hitchcock ‘MacGuffin'”.
    All part of the script.
    And what better place,
    than the practiced endemic-corruption,
    that has been the long-tradition
    of the elite’s money-machined ‘Olympics’.
    Brought to you by Corruption, Inc.

  16. HAL838 on July 15, 2012 at 6:49 am

    The awfulness [full-of-awe] of this is that THEY
    (the giant ants from New Mexico) are thinking
    [taking it for granted] that WE/US(A) and others ,
    are sufficiently dumbed down and made so utterly stupid,
    as to ‘purchase’ this crap !!!

    are ‘WE’ (?)

    Speak up, I can’t hear you ……………

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