Taking Cues from "Torchwood," Britain Has Been Stockpiling Anti-Alien War Weapons for Years
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Taking Cues from "Torchwood," Britain Has Been Stockpiling Anti-Alien War Weapons for Years

By Dustin Rowles | Miscellaneous | October 16, 2012 | Comments ()


Britain has a former UFO Advisor. His name is Nick Pope. He is a former adviser to the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense, an organization he worked with for 21 years. He says that the UK is basically building something like a "Torchwood."

"We do have several prototype aircraft and drones and other weapons you won't see on the news for another 10 to 15 years so if we did face a threat from the unknown then even if there is no Torchwood around now, there would be something like it by then and they certainly would have some great kit to help in the fight," he said in an interview on MSN.
Pope said that in the event of an attack, he expected we would "quickly adapt our plans for other more current war scenarios."

Yeah, but he doesn't actually think UFOs present an actual threat, right?

"My colleagues and I said, whatever our official position -- the one we gave to the public, media or parliament, -- privately, where five per cent of UFO sightings remained unexplained, at the very least there has to be a potential threat."

So, does he believe any of the reports on UFO sightings?

"It's a case in the UK at Rendlesham Forest, in 1980, in Suffolk between two military bases. It was not a sighting of a UFO in the sky but a UFO that actually landed. Some of the witnesses described a smallish craft.

"It came on a second night and when military personnel examined the landing site they found indentations in the ground and defence intelligence staff assessed the radiation levels with a Geiger counter and found radiation levels at eight times normal.

"We told parliament there was 'no defence significance' but did so with tongue firmly in cheek because you cannot have a UFO land between two defence bases without it being of enormous defence significance."

You know what? I'm not laughing. I believe that there's probably life somewhere else in the universe. I also happen to believe that, if there is other life and they found a way to make it to Earth, they would be so advanced beyond our technology that whatever anti-alien drones we came up with would be useless against them. But I do kind of love that those go-getters in the UK are preparing themselves.

They should hire John Barrowman. He may not offer much in the way of scientific expertise, but if we were faced with an alien invasion, I have no doubt that Barrowman could charm them into submission.

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  • Fabius_Maximus

    So... Is anyone playing X-Com?

  • Never mind the aliens, get Torchwood and Barrowman back UK-side. Then we can move forward on all fronts.

  • MikeRoorda

    My view on this is, if They do exist and can find Their way here somehow, I'm betting the stuff that we are witnessing isn't manned craft but Their versions of information gathering "drones."

    If you're a sufficiently advanced intelligence capable of sending something across the vastness of space to our little rock, it makes little to no sense to send an actual sentient being when you could just as easily send an automated craft to get the same info. Look at it this way, do WE send actual people to Mars in order to gather rather pedantic info about rocks? Nope, we send a robot capable of sending that data back to us so we can make decisions about whether or not Mars is a cool enough place to ACTUALLY try and send humans. Aliens, if they exist, are likely doing the same thing, sending probes and automated craft first. Even the craft that appear to have organic beings in them could simply be staffed with engineered lifeforms whose only purpose is to survive the long slog across the cosmos here, and push the correct buttons when required. Engineered life, like robots, would be expendable or easily reproducible, and its loss or destruction wouldn't represent a net loss to the sentient race that controlled it.

    If the automated craft are real, and have come and gone for decades now, then several additional scenarios are possible. It could be we're not sufficiently advanced enough to be recognized as "intelligent" yet by another sentient race but we may be in the future. Smashing atoms together could seem as primitive to them as using rocks to bash open nuts. Maybe we're recognized as reaching a low rung on the ladder to advanced intelligence and warrant observation and further monitoring. It could also be that the information on us has been (or is being) gathered and we should expect and plan to actually have contact with some sort of advanced race at some point in the future.

    I don't think anything intelligent has shown up "in person" yet, because I can't believe they'd make it all the way here and just be content to flash some lights at us or hang out in an abandoned field for a bit before zipping off again. If they intentionally come here (and this is assuming that we're the destination not just an interesting detour on the way to somewhere else) then they'd likely want to communicate something or attempt to contact us as a race. If that were to happen, it wouldn't be a deniable event or something that could be easily swept under the rug and concealed. They would make their statement big, and obvious and available to the most number of people possible to increase the chances of someone figuring it out and being able to talk back.

    Or, you know, it could just be swamp gas or some shit.

  • Bert_McGurt

    Well, the first lifeforms that we sent into space were dogs and chimpanzees, so maybe the little green/grey men are just pets to whatever beings are making/sending the ships?
    Excellent points though!

  • MikeRoorda

    That could also be plausible, especially if we're a unique discovery and the Alien race isn't entirely sure how the crafts used to get here will operate under real world conditions and need to test them out.

    "Well I'M not going up in that thing. Just send one of the Greys. Mine's been shitting all over the place lately anyhow."

  • MikeRoorda

    Sorry for the wall of text. Didn't realize it had gotten that long. I need an editor.

  • zeke_the_pig

    People over here in England may have a vague belief that UFOs exist, but they have yet to see much physical evidence of them, which perhaps leads one to think that if they DO exist, then they do their very best to stay as far away as possible from this bleak island. Very much like dentists really.

  • zeke_the_pig

    “We told parliament there was ‘no defence significance’ but did so with tongue firmly in cheek because you cannot have a UFO land between two defence bases without it being of enormous defence significance.”
    What I love about this is that he clearly knows what the phrase 'tongue in cheek' means, and yet he's talking about a UFO landing between two defence bases.

  • BWeaves

    Snort, giggle giggle. Yes, I am 8 years old in my head.

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