That's the subject of a new article from me. You can find it here.
And here's how it starts:
"People often ask me for my views on those individuals who claim
secret knowledge of some of the most classified data on Unidentified
Flying Objects. We are, of course, talking about what have commonly
become known as UFO whistleblowers.
Over the years – and just like so many other people within the field of
Ufology – I have had my encounters and run-ins with such people. It’s a
situation that can be eye-opening, thought-provoking, and, at times,
even downright surreal. Particularly so when it comes to matters of a 'cloak and dagger' nature. But, how much, exactly, is the word of a UFO
whistleblower really worth? Is it worth anything? Well, that very much depends upon a wide variety of factors.
"All too often I have seen certain players within Ufology go way over
the top (with near-foaming-at-the-mouth excitement) when it comes to the
domain of the whistleblower. So, someone contacts you and they want to
share what they claim is highly-classified material or data on UFOs. And
what do you do with that material and data? Or, rather, what should you do with it? What’s in it for you? What’s in it for them? The answers to those questions all depend on the circumstances. And, I’ll explain what I mean by that."