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Dan Aykroyd Unplugged on UFOs

Dan Aykroyd is a veritable UFOologist. Who knew? Certainly not me, until one day last week when in response to the Dark Journalist: Catherine Austin Fitts - The UFO Economy thread, a comment arrived at the offices of the Daily Paul. In the mail.

You see, the Daily Paul exists not only on the internet, but in space and time as well. There is a back network of people mailing each other books, letters, DVDs, posters and othersuch whatnot.

The comment took the form of a DVD, titled Dan Aykroyd Unplugged on UFOs (not available on Netflix or Amazon Instant Video, the commenter pointed out) along with some handwritten explanatory notes, which are excerpted here:

The UFO Economy

It was weird to see everyone get so involved in that UFO Economy thread. Don't get me wrong, it was a great interview, but it didn't hold anything too groundbreaking. I have never heard it called the "UFO Economy" but rather know it as the idea of all the secrecy and probably vast amounts of $ being spend on some of these ventures.

This [the Aykroyd film] is one of the best documentaries I have seen surrounding government involvement with UFO tech. While it does focus more on the 'UFO's from Space' aspect rather than the $, it does go into [unintelligible] with some interesting witnesses and testimonies. It also lacks the dramatized fear mongering that goes along with say ... Alex Jones.

If you look beyond that, you still have to wonder how much $ is being spent on space tech programs we don't know about. I think some of our biggest debt is and will remain unknown and is hidden underground, has been going on for decades, and has nothing to do with political parties, either. It is about covering up some large and questionable programs, not just from the population but from Congress as well.

What do you think would happen to a smart ass asking too many questions about $ going to Area 51?

Again, not from a UFO perspective, but simply: How much $ simply gets funneled into 'military projects' at Area 51 without any questions or explanations? More than we will probably ever know. And anyone in congress who dares start poking around there will get mocked and probably not reelected."

It is pretty hard to ignore a hand written comment like that, especially when it shows up in the mail. This is one of the great mysteries of the Daily Paul.

Considering I'm still recovering from some kind of a bug that had me laid up in bed all day yesterday, I decided to watch the video today. Very interesting. And I had to pause it when Aykroyd got to talking about who he'd like to meet, if he could travel back in time. In order, they are:

Richard Feynman, Werner Heisenberg, Albert Einstein, Neils Bohr and Max Plank. "The quantum physics guys," he says. "Because there really is the root of understanding how and why the world is the way it is."

Dan Aykroyd, quantum physics guy. Who knew? Certainly not me, and I never would have if not for this place. Which makes it one more reason that I love the Daily Paul.

The cut to the next section of the film begins with this quote:

"Education is what
remains after one
has forgotten everything
he learned in school."
- Albert Einstein

At one point in the film, a journalist talks about asking Dick Cheney if he had ever, in all of his years of service in the Government, been briefed on UFO's.

His answer: "If I had, it would have been classified, and I probably wouldn't be talking about it."

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jrd3820's picture

Just for clarification sake & so this doesn't turn into a Jones

debate.... I really don't think anyone was hating on Alex Jones.

There is a huge difference between hating the guy and not appreciating his presentation style.

He does use fear mongering tactics, and even his fans should be able to admit that he sometimes takes that route. That is ok. That doesn't mean you are forsaking him, it is just admitting that that is part of his style.

As far as his style goes...again, some people, myself included just don't appreciate it, but that doesn't mean I hate him.

This thread is about the UFO economy and a Dan Aykroyd DVD.

Now I am known for getting way off topic in threads, so I don't hold it against you that you are off topic, but as far as someone getting a life....

Well...You found one comment about Alex Jones that you didn't like even though it wasn't really that bad, and focused on that and became defensive, when this thread really has very little to do with Alex Jones, doesn't that seem like a bit of an overreaction?

All that being said, there is no reason to get upset. This has nothing to do with hating Alex Jones.

Because Alex Jones Purposely Lies

Remember when Alex released Martial Law 9/11: Rise Of The Police State?

Alex posted at InfoWars/PrisonPlanet a nicely designed, just for that film, list of "supporting material" for all points in the vid; but really more than half the film's points didn't have his promised evidence/documentation because it was made up/lies.

I remember, because I still liked Alex Jones back then. I read through the nice looking point-by-point list that conveniently didn't have at least half the points, including for the most ridiculous claims regarding 9/11.

And many of the points' "supporting material" only linked to other conspiracy sites, such as Rense, that didn't have any actual supporting evidence/documentation either, but instead was opinions or baseless claims.

Alex promised his viewers/listeners, all the points would be supported with facts/evidence/documentation. And it was far from it.

Want to support Alex Jones? Have at it. But Alex Jones Purposely Lies.


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Could [unintelligible] be "detail"...?

Michael Nystrom's picture

Brookings Institution report for NASA 1960

This is also discussed in the documentary:

Dateline: The New York Times, Thursday, December 15, 1960

Mankind is warned to Prepare for Discovery of Life in Space - Brookings Institution Report Says Earth's Civilization Might Topple if faced by a Race of Superior Beings

Washington. Dec 14 (UPI) -- Discovery of life on other worlds could cause the earth's civilization to collapse, a Federal report said today.

This warning was contained in a research report given to the National Aeronautical and Space Administration with the recommendation that the world prepare itself mentally for the eventuality.

The report, prepared by the Brookings Institution, said "while the discovery of intelligent life in other parts of the universe is not likely in the immediate future, it could nevertheless, happen at any time." Discovery of Intelligent beings on other planets could lead to an all-out effort by earth to contact them, or it could lead to sweeping changes or even the downfall of civilization, the report said.

Even on earth, it added, "societies sure of their own place have disintegrated when confronted by a superior society, and others have survived even though changed."

Links to the full report:


Again, FYI.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.
Michael Nystrom's picture

Dan Akroyd had a show called "Out There"

In which he interviewed people on topics such as crop circles, cattle mutilation, UFO's, alien abductions, interplanetary visitation, etc. He sold the show to the SyFy Channel, which never aired it.

At the moment in this DVD, Akroyd is telling the story of how, on the day his show was cancelled, he was standing on the street in Manhattan, at 42nd & 8th taking a smoke break. His phone rings and it is Britney Spears, inviting him to come on SNL with her. He's chatting with her, and he looks over to see a black Ford sedan, with these two big mean muthafunkers who get out of the back and are staring right at him. He turns away for a sec, then he turns back, and the car is gone.

"That car did not go past me, it did not make a U-turn - 42nd Street! I would have seen that. That car vanished. It was a cloaked vehicle of some type. And whether this was a warning to me of some kind - because the guy who got out of the back seat gave me a real dirty look. That car vanished. I know what I saw. Then two hours later we were told not to continue taping and that the show was canceled, and won't air.

I don't know. Was that an MIB experience? I don't know."


To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.
Gary Eh's picture

Found the documentary

The documentary, 'Dan Aykroyd Unplugged on UFOs', is available here http://youtu.be/oVCd50LXPGY I hope to watch it later...

Thanks, it's interesting

Maybe they have the same philosophy as Ron Paul, a nonintervention policy, or as Star Trek worded it, a Prime Directive of not interfering with other civilizations. With our experience with other civilizations here on earth, the less developed cultures have not fared well when a more advanced culture shows up.

jrd3820's picture

I hope you enjoy it

It has some really interesting little tidbits of info.

Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Head Vodka

Don't miss this one:

Aykroyd on "the invisible world," talking mystical skulls, and "Crystal Head Triple Herkimer Diamond Filtered Newfoundland Deep Aquifer Pure Spirit Vodka."

jrd3820's picture


I don't believe that there was anything in 'unintelligible' in that note you received.

Or maybe it was written with a fountain pen. Did you know you have to be careful with the amount of pressure you apply when writing with those? Sometimes they bleed a bit...

Anyways, sounds like a pretty decent documentary, I might check it out sometime.