Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, admitted today his previous claims about secret UFO cables were largely exaggerated. Two months after he stirred the hopes of UFO researchers worldwide, he is now stating the cables contain only “small passing references” to UFOs.
“I have said in passing there is information about UFOs in Cablegate,” said Assange in a statement released today. “And that is true, but these are only small passing references. Most of the material concerns UFO cults, and their behavior in recruiting people. For instance, there is quite a large cable, which we’ll try and release in the next few days, concerning the Raelians, a UFO cult which has a strong presence in Canada and was of concern to the U.S. ambassador in Canada. At that time, the Raelians claimed to have cloned an individual, and fantastically, the press all around the world ate this up and turned it into front page stories.”
" It appears the Wikileaks material deals primarily with a cult and not with classified information about the existence of UFOs," said Craig Fergus, a ufologist based in Whittier.
Still, some in the UFO community have pinned their hopes on Assange, fervently wishing for an end to government secrecy and full disclosure of classified UFO documents. It appears that Assange is unsympathetic:
“Weirdos email us about UFOs or how they discovered that they were the anti-christ whilst talking with their ex-wife at a garden party over a pot-plant,” he said in a recent Guardian interview.
Assange has been pressured by the US government to return the cables; lawsuits and incarceration have been threatened. Is it possible Assange has now “caved in” and returned or destroyed UFO disclosure information? Is the Raelian and community criticism simply a smokescreen? What do you think?