Archive for February, 2011
by George Knapp
If you believe, as I do, that all news stories have a legitimate Las Vegas angle, then you might have been wondering when we would see a local connection to the WikiLeaks scandal. Well, here it is.
WikiLeaks honcho Julian Assange has been asked whether there are any tell-all documents regarding UFOs in the huge cache of papers he has obtained from classified sources. He hinted that there were a few passing references, nothing Earth-shattering.
Sure enough, it turns out the most interesting of the diplomatic cables that mention UFOs focus on the activities of the Raelians, a religious group that believes humans were created in a lab by space aliens. Some of the cables leaked to Assange discuss whether the Raelians should be viewed as a danger to themselves or others, describing the group as a cult.
For the record, the Raelians moved their North American HQ from Canada to sunny Las Vegas a few years ago, and the prophet Rael is regularly in and out of town. My guess is that they are having way too much fun to be a danger to themselves or anyone else.
George Knapp is a Peabody Award-winning investigative reporter for KLAS-TV Channel 8. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 10:52 am