UFO sightings not interesting for media stuck in mental boxes, say ufologists

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BRAY’S POINT, Ore. – In our society, those who question the existence of UFOs often shoot the messenger out of frustration when not getting easy answers to their questions.

“Stop Oregon’s Invaders” is a real sign posted near the popular UFO watcher site at Bray’s Point where mysterious metal boxes have turned up along local beaches after recent UFO sightings. While the “Stop Oregon’s Invaders” signs are intended as a warning about “invasive plant species," they are also a source of jokes for local UFO fans who point to the "invaders" as a pop UFO term coined in the Sixties when a popular TV show about aliens living on Earth was called "The Invaders." Today, however, the Oregon "invaders" warning sign is intended to warn locals -- when using various lakes and parks -- that "invasive species" are damaging the local ecosystem. Also, these "Stop Oregon's Invaders" signs are aimed at controlling “invasive plants, insects and other invaders” before they have a chance to damage natural areas.

Who are the real invaders?

In turn, locals who've pointed to the recent UFO issue of “strange metal boxes” appearing along West Coast beaches -- after UFO sightings -- say the "invader" signs are about another issue entirely.

Still, they still like to poke fun at the signs simply because it states the word "invaders" that's become code for UFOs.

For instance, someone who doe not believe in UFOs might post a mental “stop invaders” sign in one’s mind as a way to rationalize this issue of “UFOs” that’s longed plagued man.

At the same time, UFOs are still considered by many to be "invaders" because they are thought to be "not friendly" due to years and years of American culture brainwashing that's painted UFOs and aliens as evil in both books and movies.

UFO reports met by non-believers

The ongoing issue of UFOs -- and those who believe in “invaders” from far off worlds -- is viewed, unfortunately, as simply “pie in the sky” by mainstream media.

At the same time, many others -- who have that lazy laughter in their eyes when one mentions something such as UFO sightings – tend to “shoot the messenger” when either a journalist or a blogger attempts to share details passed on by others.

Thus, the recent UFO sightings here at Bray’s Point – and resulting strange “metal boxes” appearing the day after these sightings, have many Huliq readers and others who like to read about UFOs a bit up tight because we still don’t know, as of Feb. 10, what these metal boxes are all about.

Media turns blind eye to UFOs

In turn, it’s known that mainstream media does not usually search out and then interview UFO fans – not because of their natural charm and gift of persuasion – but because they don’t view anything “that reeks of UFOs as not credible.”

For instance, one mainstream journalist friend in nearby Eugene, stated “the UFO connection kills the story for me.”

So whatever seems to be happening “with those strange metal boxes” is simply “not news for me,” added the Eugene reporter.

At the same time, these beached and ever mysterious “metal boxes” are not yet going away.

For example, local UFO “watcher” Errol states that an “unofficial number” of sited box has now “reached 18,” that are now being reported up and down the West Coast, via reports online from beach trekkers and ufologists.

Of course, adds Errol, “who really cares if we spotted a UFO or that there’s these crazy boxes all over the beach. There have always been sightings and there’s so much junk all over the beaches from recent storms and such, that who knows.”

Metal boxes still vexes experts

In turn, the latest “official” comment about the identity of the metal boxes was relayed to this reporter in a Feb. 9 Hulilq phone interview with Bill Hanshumaker who stated: “We don’t know what they are.” Hanshumaker, a public marine specialist and (Ph.D) doctor of marine science at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in nearby Newport, told Huliq in recent interviews that, “I don’t know what they are.”

Doctor Hanshumaker said he’s advised “surf monitoring” about these strange metal boxes, and he’s still waiting for answers to many, many questions posed by those who’ve made comments on the Huliq website under the two “science” page reports.

At the same time, a local ufologist named Perry thinks the temperament of “an underfed interested community of UFO believers” has led to what this retired hospital administrator has dubbed “The Question that nobody can really answer.” And, that question is “why are there so many unexplained phenomenon liked to UFOs that never get answered?

The Question that haunts all ufologists

During the Sixties, the British band the “Moody Blues” framed a song around a “Question.”

“Why do we never get an answer
When we're knocking at the door?
With a thousand million questions
About hate and death and war.

It's where we stop and look around us
There is nothing that we need.
In a world of persecution
That is burning in it's greed.

Why do we never get an answer
When we're knocking at the door?
Because the truth is hard to swallow
That's what the wall of love is for.”

The song goes on to state that “when you stop and think about it, you won't believe it's true.”

What’s behind a media of nonbelievers?

Just because someone sees a UFO, doesn’t mean that mainstream media is jumping at the news and covering it. “Hardly,” says a Eugene journalist, adding that “I won’t touch a story that has that word “UFO” tied to it. “And, now you add these ‘strange metal boxes.’ I’m not covering such bull.”

Thus, it’s no wonder that Norio Hayakawa – writing for lien-ufos.com back on July 18, 2010 – vented his frustrations with mainstream media by sharing a most interesting perspective on why UFOs, alien abductions and even the appearances of “strange metal boxes” on Oregon coast beaches after a UFO sighting would never be covered by media who earn their bread and butter by chasing ambulances and other train wrecks.

Hayakawa writes: “It is a sad fact, especially to die-hard "UFO believers" that UFO sighting news have never been (and will never be) treated as a top headline story in most national and local nightly TV news. And, if any, most of the time such news stories about UFO sightings come at the very end of the half-hour nightly national or local TV news. And, it never has been a top news story.”

What is, and what should never be

"Why is it so" he asks and then answers his own question: “Simply because the mainstream news media still consider and categorize the subject of "UFOs" as part of Pseudo Science. The news stations seem to do its best to avoid any ridicule. And so they have no choice but to treat such news with a ‘light-hearted’ attitude.”

While Hawakawa shares his views – that “usually the news anchor makes a cynical, smart-alecky and (most of the time) comical remarks about the sighting or about the subject matter in general; and then, usually all of the anchors end up together with a laughter” – so too has Errol and other Oregon UFO “watchers” lament the persecution of “outing themselves” in public about believing in UFOs.

For instance, Errol doesn’t not like to use his full name when sharing details about UFO sightings. “A few years ago one of the many UFO sites that now exist out there on the Internet blasted me as a ‘UFO hoaxer” after I shared my abduction accounts. I don’t need my grandkids reading that I’m a nut for sharing about my abduction.”

“Look,” adds Errol, with a real heaviness in his chest, “our society is not ready to hear about any UFO related issue unless than can see it, feel it, touch it and even smell it. They will hit hard if you speak about it, and they will hurt you if you’re real about it.”

Living in a world of unanswered questions

In turn, Errol’s friend and neighbor, Perry, who often joins the “watchers” to view – what can only be described as bright lights that tear up the evening sky over Bray’s Point like rain streaking a taxi cab window like tears – that “what we have here is a problem with communication. These issues of UFOs goes back eons, to the very beginning of man, and it’s not about religion but about a higher power that may be playing with us right now here on Earth and nobody on this big marble really understands. Now, enter the Internet and everybody wants answers, now.”

At the same time, UFO blogger Norio Hayakawa goes on to write that news media like “to end the nightly news on a ‘light’ note, a break from ‘serious’ and increasingly depressing subject matters such as economy, politics, wars, terrorism, crime, environmental destruction, ad infinitum. The subject of ‘UFOs’ occupies the very end of a long list of all available topics, and usually only as a ‘filler’ if they can't find any other items to bring the half-hour news program to a close, on a rather "happy" or ‘light-hearted’ tone.”

Moreover, Hayakawa adds: “We all hope that someday in the future, UFO news will become a top story in the nightly news program. But, will that day ever come.”

Image source of a sign posted at a central Oregon lake near Bray’s Point warning locals of “invaders.” Photo by Dave Masko


Submitted by morty (not verified) on
If true, this is very strange and interesting. Has it been determined what kind of metal these boxes are made of?

Submitted by Terry Brookman (not verified) on
Just one question, has anyone tried to open one? If no one knows what is in them they could be nothing but metal insulated fish boxes washed in from Japan, all that junk is headed for the West coast somewhere.

Submitted by John Grader (not verified) on
I live right by Bray's point...about 1/4 mile away, I can't see anything on the beach, not yet anyway, maybe when the tide goes out more. I just came back from looking for it, I brought binoculars and a sledge hammer.

Submitted by Dave Masko on
As of Feb. 11 there's still no "official" word on the "what" of the metal boxes. Also, unofficial reports from coastal contacts that "they'e moving the boxes." In turn, a group of interested locals will attempt to photograph, measure and make more detailed notes about these strange metal boxes if they're still out there on the beaches? DM

Submitted by terrythecensor (not verified) on
There has been no independent verification of these boxes. No one except Mr. Masko has interviewed anyone who has seen a box. Bill Hanshumaker has not seen a box but Mr. Masko's use of quotes makes it seem that he has. The existence of these boxes is not established. Mr. Masko, of course, has nowhere to go but conspiracy, where absence of evidence magically becomes evidence. Shame!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I live 400 yds from this "box". I don't know what it is but it's interesting that the State Police have been out here since early today, they have now closed the state park here, the National Guard is assembling, and military Blackhawks flew into Newport, 30 miles north, late this afternoon.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
So, I live in this area and I swung by today. I saw two unmistakable things ... 1) Jack and 2) Squat There was, actually, a large ROCK in a perfect box shape (but not a smooth top and NOT what is in this photo) ... nothing at all unusual about it except it happens to be square. Also, there's no way the photo was taken at that location. The beach there is covered in rocks ... it's not a flat, sandy expanse.


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