Jeff Peckman (pictured) is best known as the man who fought to put a measure on the November ballot to create an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission in Denver. (Refresh your memory by reading Jason Sheehan's June profile of Peckman here.) In the end, this bold mission proved impossible. But Peckman remains committed to the notion that we're not alone in the universe, and as the new UFO scribe for Phil Anschutz's Examiner.com enterprise, he's got a regular platform from which to espouse his theories. His latest notion is encapsulated in its headline: "Serious UFO Articles Could Save Rocky Mountain News."
No, I'm not kidding.
"During May and June 2008, the Denver ballot initiative to create an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission became a global news phenomenon," Peckman writes. "Daniel Chacon, a Rocky reporter, broke the story. He opened a door to the biggest news in human history still waiting to be told. It's relevant to every major area of human concern whether local or global." Around that time, "the Rocky was given a Disclosure Project DVD of whistleblower testimony about real extraterrestrial UFOs and visitors. These heroic men and women formerly had top secret security clearance. They took great risks to share information the public needs to know. Their stories are more astonishing and newsworthy than America's biggest scandals.
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"The Rocky could have kept a vast audience spellbound to this day" by helping to legitimize this information, Peckman continues. "Instead, it was like one of those big money game shows where a contestant could win the jackpot with only a simple answer that was obvious to millions of TV viewers, but blew it. The Rocky had its hands on a gold mine. Now it's got a foot in the grave."
Even if the Rocky perishes, however, Peckman believes "it could still go out with a cosmic blast of truth. Its skilled reporters could start... by listening to live interviews of three of the world's top UFO Disclosure experts. If mainstream media can't do the job, the collective effort of writers for other Internet news outlets like Examiner.com will instead.
"It's too bad that the Rocky reporters' talent was not used to its full potential," Peckman declares. "They could have told the story that's going to rewrite history the way it really happened."
Instead, the Rocky itself could be history soon. But staffers will no doubt be reassured to know that there's a galaxy worth of creatures, organisms and assorted space flotsam -- not to mention their buddy Jeff -- rooting for them to survive. -- Michael Roberts