Ordinarily, when a person declares something on their death bed it’s considered strong evidence in a court of law. People have relied on death bed confessions both to vindicate the innocent and condemn the guilty. So what are we to think about the death bed confessional made by CEO of Lockheed Martin Ben Rich that extraterrestrial craft has been reverse engineered? The revelation is nothing less than incredible.
An article written by the MUFON UFO Journal has recently been brought back to the front lines of the UFO controversy by another article analyzing the topic from the UFO Blogger. In the article, Mr. Rich made a confession that has been fueling research for the past fifteen years. But what can we say about this revelation? Is it truly something we can depend upon to give credence to UFO conspiracy theories? Or is it possible Mr. Rich was misled or simply trying to create controversy?
First, let’s handle the idea that Mr. Rich may have been attempting to create controversy to be remembered by, as some skeptics have proposed. This simply doesn’t make any sense. Ben Rich built a fortune researching and developing military aircraft including the stealth bomber, one of the most powerful machines of war today. Why would he risk his reputation at the brink of death, when time was running out to influence his legacy? First, he would be giving away the credit of his hard working team, by suggesting they were simply reverse engineering alien craft. Second, he would by entering into a field of highly controversial material many others in his position would have dismissed. Since the subject matter was so different from what the CEO was used to dealing with, it seems highly unlikely he would have suddenly branched off with an interest in UFOs unless it had always been there.
Next, let’s examine whether or not Bill Rich could have himself been misled to believe whether or not there was an alien presence on Earth. Since the CEO was dealing with several black budget projects, and the very means through which he was developing craft seemed to be from interacting directly with craft beyond Earth’s most advanced technology, it seems only logical that he would have been privy to the most intimate secrets of the projects in a way that a hoax surrounding the matter would have been virtually impossible, and certainly not proportional to the amount of work that went into the subject. Why spend millions to deceive your top tech guys into thinking you’re less technologically advanced and then pay them billions of dollars to bring you back? There’s no reason.
So if Bill Rich’s testimony, appearing in MUFON’s May 2010 article is to be believed, what can we extract from this? First of all, the most largely believed conspiracy regarding the government and Roswell seems to have some serious evidence this time. It goes beyond the simple fuzzy photograph or a simple video clip of distant lights in the sky. If Bill Rich were to say on his death bed, a very serious and solemn time for him and those around him, that aliens were real it seems likely that it was true.
He has been added to a large group of people who not only say aliens have visited Earth, but that much of our current technology is derived from that extracted from alien spacecraft.