The Harsh Reality
On May 9, 2001, Dr. Steven Greer of The Disclosure Project paraded a convincing cast of military and government witnesses before cameras at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. And then……nothing. Almost 6 years of non-disclosure about why it never went beyond that single press conference, even though it was the brightest “flash in the pan” the UFO movement had experienced. Almost immediately, Greer set up a corporation dedicated to finding the elusive technology to provide the world’s energy needs with “alien technology”. He put all his efforts into that, and all we ever got was a video to remember the hope the press conference generated. The hope that, finally, we might get some answers from the government went the way of most alternatives to mainstream thought; it got sold.
Even though very little has been done, not withstanding the efforts of Steven Basset and a few others to force government disclosure, something recently, almost out of the ether, seems to have generated that governmental UFO disclosure so important to the credibility of the entire UFO movement. And, interest in UFOs has spread from the generally ignored paranormal and UFO “community” to the mainstream media. Suddenly, the justified fear of ridicule connected with reporting UFO sightings is fading and acceptance by the mainstream is increasing.
Recent Disclosure History
The best remembered UFO disclosure event to occur, which remains one of the largest “elephant in the room” in the UFO field, was Project Blue Book in 1969 that was undertaken by the United States Air Force. It was officially discontinued with the Air force citing the reason that UFOs did not present any threat to national security. It should be noted that this was not a denial of existence.
We do not need to go back hundreds or thousands of years to find clues to the current interest in UFOs; a decade will suffice.
• March 1997 – The Phoenix Lights event garnered the widest international attention of any UFO encounter in modern history in March 13, 1997. Less than two years later, in
• January 1999 – Joe Firmage, a Silicon Valley CEO turned UFO evangelist, posted his a 700-page UFO manifesto, “The Truth”.
• May 2001 – The Disclosure Project National Press Club event mentioned above took place, and Stephen Bassett took up the cause of UFO disclosure in his independent candidacy in the 8th Congressional District of the State of Maryland.
• May, 2004 The Mexican Department of Defense released videos of a sighting of multiple UFOs taken by an Air Force Merlín C26A, virtually admitting that UFOs exist.
• July, 2004 – Governor of New Mexico and presidential candidate, Bill Richardson, stated, “It would help everyone if the U.S. government disclosed everything it knows.”
• February, 2005 “Peter Jennings Reporting: UFOs — Seeing Is Believing”
• May, 2005 – A year after the Mexican Department of Defense released its videos, the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) releases all its files on UFO contacts.
• September 2005 – Paul Hellyer, Canada’s Defence Minister, publicly stated, “UFOs, are as real as the airplanes that fly over your head.”
• April 2006 the Paradigm Clock, which tracks proximity to a formal acknowledgement of an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race, was reset to 11:59:45, just 15 seconds to midnight.
• November 2006 – A significant sighting took place at O’Hare Airport in Chicago and received worldwide attention and media coverage.
• February 2007 The Chilean Army discloses recordings and secret contacts with UFOs before over a thousand attendees at the 10th International UFO Congress.
• March 2007 – The French national space agency, CNES, placed 1600 previously classified UFO sighting reports into the public domain on the Internet.
• March 2007 – Former Arizona governor, Fife Symington, revealed that he had seen a massive black triangular UFO fly overhead early in the evening of March 17, 1997 – the first Phoenix Lights event.
• April 2007 – The proposed “U.N. Decade Of Contact” to establish diplomatic relations with advanced E.T.s petition is well on its way to reaching its goal for submission to the United Nations.
Of the 14 major events listed above, which are moving UFO disclosure closer to reality, 11 have occurred in the last 24 months. This indicates that the mainstream is moving rapidly toward an acceptance of the greatest revelation in human history. Or, is that better phrased as a return to the beliefs our ancestors held since the beginning of human history?
The UFO Paradigm Shift
There is no record of recent influence in human affairs, by the occupants of UFOs, although there have been reports of high tech tampering with nuclear weapons and possible power interferences during exotic weapons testing. This is, of course, excluding the exotheological concept that the ancient religious writings were inspired by extraterrestrial contact. Most of the UFO contact recorded with the military is because of the mere presence of UFOs, not any aggressive action on their part. Just the fact that they are there seems to make those witnessing them presume they are, somehow, interfering with human activity.
So, how did the concept originate that these incredible flying vehicles seen throughout the history of mankind were “evil aliens from outer space”? The telescope was not introduced to astronomy until 1609 by the Italian scientist Galileo Galilei, but six of the nine planets are easily seen by the unaided human eye. This means that humankind has been looking at these objects, whether they understood what they were or not, since first gazing into the sky, and Earth was not even generally known to be a planet until the 17th century. Up until that time, it was believed all the known planets orbited the Earth. Before Galileo invented his telescope, the planets of the Solar System were not recognized as potential locations or worlds, they were only lights that moved differently from stars. The shift of concepts from gods commanding UFOs to visitors from other planets had its origin in two events:
First, Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli, who was director of the Milan Observatory and an esteemed Italian astronomer, saw Mars in a whole new light through his telescope in 1877. He created the first “modern” map of Mars, on which he showed a system of what he called “canali”. Although canali in Italian means “channel“ or “gully”, without the implication of being an artificial feature, when his work was translated into English, the word “canali” was incorrectly rendered as canal. This mistakenly implied something made, rather than natural, and was immediately taken to mean that Schiaparelli had discovered evidence of intelligent life on Mars.
Then, only 21 years later, the War of the Worlds, written by H. G. Wells in 1898, which described an invasion of England by aliens from Mars, was published. It was an instant hit in its day, and had a repeat impact 40 years later when Orson Welles broadcast a radio adaptation of War of the Worlds by the Mercury Theatre as a Halloween special on October 30, 1938, which caused panic throughout the United States.
Combined with Schiaparelli’s falsely labeled “Canals on Mars” hitting the public just two decades before, the die was cast. From that point forward, up to the present day, UFOs, have been connected with life from other planets. If we presume that recorded history goes back 12 to 14 thousand years, mankind thought they were gods for 13,900 years, and aliens from other worlds only a little over 100 years. We have no more proof that there is life on other planets than we did 14,000 years ago, yet, UFOs are thought by almost everybody to be from other worlds. This is a very strong point to consider when determining who is piloting them and what they actually are.
When Disclosure Happens
Little thought is ever given to what will happen, how the world’s major institutions will react when the world becomes aware of the definite presence of UFOs, beyond the possible threat they may pose to humanity. Completely absent from the debate is any possible benefit this may bring to the world, even though there is no evidence they intend any harm. The reality is not the danger they pose directly to mankind, but the indirect negative effect such a presence would have on earthly institutions, especially the bottom-line, whether that line refers to wealth or power.
Our history shows that society has been rapidly brought under the subtle control of the forces that have been able to gain the wealth and the power that affluence brings. Gerald Loeb, a founder of E.F. Hutton, once stated “The desire for gold is the most universal and deeply rooted commercial instinct of the human race.” In our modern society pursuit of wealth and power is conditioned into our thinking from the cradle to the grave.
Those forces, now seen in the form of global corporations, control almost every aspect of our lives, from the moment we are born in a hospital managed by a medical corporation, to the grave, which is controlled by the powerful funeral industry. Our history, social values, morals, scruples, and everything of real value to life are neatly tucked into a few minor lessons learned in the primary years of education. Everything else we are taught is focused on our predetermined future role as servants or consumers of capitalism. Lost in the mix is any sense of our place in the universe, our destiny. We are taught that life consists of three main activities, work, consumption, and death. Any exposure to extraterrestrial life comes in the form of entertainment or cheap tabloid news, which we are charged for, and is never taken seriously.
The Shock of UFO Disclosure
No event in the history of civilization will have more of a shocking impact on society than the realization that we are not the master race in the universe, and that we have been, and are now, being visited by a superior intelligent life form. Life, as we know it, will change forever and all the things that were important the second before that realization happens will take a back seat to this new understanding.
The mainstream media will be focused entirely on this new paradigm, government will be scrambling for answers, the military will go on high alert, science will be turned upside down, religion will be circling the wagons around the collection plates, and big business will be pondering the profit potential. The major institutions of our society will be huddled in contemplation about how to react and what their future will hold in the face of this sudden change in human perception.
What the powers controlling the world will do is anybody’s guess, but we can be certain that self-interest will be the priority. Protecting the wealth and power each institution holds will dominate any consideration and the interests of the masses will not be part of any response. There will be no need for any action on the part of the visitors; just their presence will be enough to deem them a threat. Those who have been warning of an “alien invasion” or satanic deception will be shouting form the rooftops and warning of the impending doom about to fall on humanity. The current “human” terrorist threat will become the “alien” threat as predicted by eminent scientist, Werner Von Braun, and all energies will be focused in that direction.
We must consider the immediate impact either a high presence of UFOs in our skies, or the open admission by government or the media of that presence, would have on the major social institutions. In other words, proof, which the world will accept that UFOs exist. The ramifications of such a revelation would have no rivals in human history and, therefore, any concepts about this are purely speculative, so, the rare values of logic and common sense must be applied.
In the second part of this article we will look at the possible motivations for, and reactions to a UFO disclosure, when the government, the military, science, education, religion, and other social institutions are faced with this amazing reality.
The worlds’ governments, which will be the first to respond, can hardly be viewed as independent entities, but controlled by the nature of who, or what, power has the greatest influence over them at any given time. History and current reality testify that this will not be the people the governments claim to serve. Whether it is big business, the military, religion, or whatever entity at the helm of any particular government, those truly in control will determine the reaction.
The theory that our government has developed, or is in the process of forming relationships with alien visitors is interesting, but has a very serious drawback. Michio Kaku, a professor in the field of theoretical physics, has proposed an interesting perspective about the way we view extraterrestrial visitors. He questioned the common view that these visitors may be thousands of years more advanced than humanity, and put forth the concept that we should be thinking in terms of millions of years more advanced.
With this in mind, and even allowing that they might be from other worlds, they would surely know that we are destroying the very environment we inhabit and causing great harm to the majority of the less fortunate on Earth. They can hardly miss the thousand of space weapons, warplanes, bomb tests, wars in progress, the web of military bases worldwide, and the thousands suffering and dying every day from our war. Just to get to the planet they would pass through a virtual cloud of satellites and space junk shrouding the globe. Those satellites are sending and receiving massive quantities of information, including all radio, television, and other communication streams. How could they ignore the fact that billions live in stark poverty, while the few live in luxury? All they need do is to listen to what has occurred in our past, and what is currently happening, to get a good idea of what kind of intelligence controls this planet. We may think they are evil, they will certainly know that we are.
And, by listening, they would learn that we are a warlike, aggressive, self-serving, crime-ridden, self-destructive, territorial, selfish, and an extremely greedy race. They would know that scandal, violence, deceit, murder, confrontation, and avarice not only infest the planet, but that these undesirable characteristics are, actually, staples of our entertainment. They would, also, find that the leaders of the peoples of Earth are fiercely protective of their own territory and possessions and, they would be shocked and distressed that most of the scientists and brilliant minds are engaged in the two most destructive pursuits on the planet, war and the chemical industry.
Any consideration that they are just as deceitful, have a relation of convenience with human governments, and plan to take over the planet, also, has a great hurdle of logic to surmount, before it would make any sense. Ignoring the rest of the historical sightings record, it would be safe to state that they have had a clear presence since the end of World War II. If, invasion and control was their goal, they would not have waited several decades, while we advanced in leaps and bounds, militarily and technologically, while becoming more dangerous and destructive to initiate such a plan.
There can be little doubt that if an extraterrestrial race were to have any relations with human government, they would either be completely naïve, or just plain stupid. The concept that this could be “intelligent” life from another planet makes little sense when reality enters the equation.
Power is the prime directive, which guides the military establishment, and the main thing that a UFO disclosure will most threaten. All military forces will be “outgunned” and perceptively weak in every area, from weapons to technology, and will blindly follow the commands of the governments controlling them. Aggression against a far-superior force will, of course, defy logic, but will probably be the tactic they follow.
Here we must try to determine how the occupants of UFOs will respond to “demands” and acts of aggression from a weaker entity. If history is any example, the military may be saved from any greater harm than is necessary. Despite uncounted numbers of encounters between the military and UFOs, there is no evidence that they have ever retaliated. Any race of beings with, even a modicum of tactical understanding would know that the easiest way to neutralize the power of the military, in this technological age, would be to disrupt the electronics.
They would certainly realize that disabling the computers and technology that seem to control everything, military or otherwise would instantly leave us completely vulnerable. Take out the satellites, disrupt the communications, and crash the computers and the air forces would be grounded, the navies would be powerless, and the armies would be back to rifles and hand to hand combat, instantly. Just the presence of UFOs, as reported by witnesses, disturbs all things technological. We would literally be suddenly thrown back to the “Dark Age”.
There is a prediction about a unified world force resisting the takeover of the planet by an overwhelming power, not of earthly origin, in the most widely published book in history, the Bible. Ironically, this battle, which takes place in a valley called Armageddon, and which did not occur in ancient times, describes only massive ground forces and horses, not sophisticated weaponry. Whether it is a divine, or an advanced alien power, the military probably will not, and can not, play a major role in defending the planet. The military would not be thrilled by a power that would effectively make it look weak by comparison, and with such overwhelming strength and highly advanced power running the show, the military would be rendered useless.
The true power behind the throne, global corporations, which are controlled by the world’s rich and powerful elite, will be the institution to watch. If, as the ancient writings predict, our flying visitors decide mankind is not capable of controlling it’s affairs, without destroying itself and threatening the rest of the universe, big business will find its power in extreme danger. Surely, the record written and controlled by the drive for profit, will serve as testimony for its complete overhaul and the elimination of greed-driven profit standards. Any threats to the chokehold global corporations have over almost every aspect of life will be intolerable and met with the swiftest of resistance.
It is unlikely that, for all their money and power, they will be able to buy or deal their way out of it, and, they have nothing else. Big business will not lay out the welcome mat for a power that could end its dictatorial role over the world and eliminate the concept of the corporation altogether.
Science will have a lot to answer for when UFO disclosure becomes a mainstream reality. They are the ones with eyes out in space, the sophisticated technology, and they are the ones, who would and should, know about UFOs, yet they have consistently debunked and denied their existence. And, if a far superior intelligence appears on the scene, all their grandiose theories and suppositions will suddenly become unimportant. In fact, that very concept may be the reason they have denied the existence of UFOs with such fervor.
In 1961, NASA commissioned the most influential think tank in the country, the Brookings Institute, to study the impact of revealing the existence of extraterrestrial life to the public. The following excerpt from the report titled “Proposed Studies on the Implications of Peaceful Space Activities for Human Affairs”, done by Brookings, shows why science could be severely damaged by such a revelation.
On page 225 of that report we find this warning: “It has been speculated that of all groups, scientists and engineers might be the most devastated by the discovery of relatively superior creatures since these professions are most clearly associated with the mastery of nature rather than the understanding and expression of man. Advanced understanding of nature might soon vitiate, (corrupt), all our theories at the very least.”
Considering that science, in its infinite wisdom, has gone so far, as to deceive mankind about the presence of UFOs, it is easy to see why it would not be all warm and fuzzy over accepting UFOs.
One of the saddest aspects of the UFO cover-up is the loss to mankind of the wonders of history. Gone from mainstream thought are the flying gods of the ancient world, who had a constant relationship with our ancestors. These are the same gods, who may have constructed the great megaliths of the world, and left traces of a technology mankind has not been able to rival in thousands of years of advancement. And, the gods who taught the world that love for one another and respect for the natural world was the only way to have peace among nations and true progress in human affairs. Instead, we are left with myriads of contradictions, benign theories, and a host of unanswered questions.
Education has left voids in our history and great gaps in our understanding about our true origin and purpose in the universe. Not even the hint of an extraterrestrial presence can be found in academia and, what may be truth, is often presented as myth. No doubt, education will drastically change, and everything that was taught will have to be modified. It is hard to determine how academia will respond to a UFO disclosure, but it will certainly shake the world of education to its very foundations
The beings of the Bible, called God, possess and use an advanced technology that allows them to fly in vehicles, which are described by the biblical witnesses as strikingly similar to UFOs. This technology extends far beyond flight. The church has chosen to ignore the evidence that supports this, in spite of hundreds of biblical verses proving it. Not only the obvious exclusion of this reality, but also the characterization of demonic association by the more zealous, gives rise to the evidence of a conspiracy of ignorance either in place, or in the making.
The gulf religion has placed between mankind and its gods has no room for a superior intelligence. There is no reason to believe that it will re-examine its writings and find what may the true nature of UFOs, and will probably declare them ungodly. The very fact that the Bible, which the Christian Church claims as its foundation, clearly states that Jesus will come from the sky and is rejected by the world, seems to indicate that the Church will not be overjoyed by the prospect of UFOs.
Archeology and History
The archaeological field is in possession of direct evidence of advanced technology and beings in the remnants of ancient cultures. They don’t declare it as evil, just unknown. The fact that these objects could not possibly have been made by the culture they represent goes unmentioned. This reality is mirrored in many of the world’s ancient writings. The field of anthropology is silent on the written evidence, veiling it myth and legend. Our history is incomplete without a clear understanding that our ancestors were in direct contact with a race of advanced beings.
Our remnants of the past are mislabeled and improperly associated to satisfy certain antiquated theories of our past. And, there is no other branch in the recognized orthodox scientific community that even admits there is anything strange going on in our skies. We cannot prove that they are withholding information intentionally, but that does not change the fact that they are withholding it. Neither archaeologists, nor historians, are likely to welcome a UFO disclosure.
Perhaps the most difficult of all social institutions to assess, concerning a UFO disclosure, would be the media. It will respond to the mood of people, the mandates of the government, and the concerns of all the rest, especially their sponsors, in an unpredictable way. Logic and reality have no effect on ratings, and they will gravitate toward the point of least resistance. Unfortunately, the media is where people will turn for answers and those answers will have little to do with reality and everything to do with editorial whim. And, considering the mainstream media outlets are owned and controlled by major corporations, the way those corporations react will probably determine how the media reacts.
The media has also formed the mainstream perception of UFOs and unearthly visitors through books, television series, documentaries, the print media, and movies. Just a simple assessment of the way this has been portrayed in the best known movies involving “alien” visitors shows what that perception is. Here is a list:
Alien, The Andromeda Strain, The Arrival, The Blob, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Cocoon, The Colony, Contact, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Deep Star Six, Dreamcatcher, E.T. – The Extra-Terrestrial, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, The Fifth Element, Fire in the Sky, Forbidden Planet, I Married a Monster From Outer Space, Independence Day, Interceptor Force, Invasion Earth: The Aliens Are Here, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Invasion, It Came From Outer Space, Lifeforce, Mars Attacks!, The Martian Chronicles, Men in Black, Not of This Earth, Plan 9 from Outer Space, Predator, Signs, Species, Starship Troopers, They Are Among Us, They Live, The Thing, The War of the Worlds, When Worlds Collide, The X-Files – Fight the Future, and Xtro.
Of the 40 movies listed, (over 50 with sequels included), about 90% portray “alien” visitors as a threat to humanity, either bent on the destruction of the planet or its most intelligent two-legged inhabitants. In other words, it is an extremely negative view. And, the portrayal of UFOs and their occupants in other forms of media is just as negative. Added to this discouraging reality the fact that the major institutions of government, the military, big business, science, education, religion, archeology, history, and the media don’t seem to have any logical reason to portray UFOs as beneficial to the human race, and we have a very serious problem that many in the UFO community have not considered. And, also in the equation, are those within the UFO community, who have already, unjustifiably, declared UFOs and their occupants a danger to humanity or a satanic deception. One would be hard pressed to find any in society who would not be, at least, highly suspicious of the agenda of the UFO, which is the result of over a century of negative conditioning.
There will be a UFO disclosure and it is probably very close to happening, but it would seem that rolling out the red carpet, an extension of welcome and friendship, and an invitation to the United Nations may not be the results of such an event. The code will probably be red, not the carpet, anxiety and fear will be the most likely attitude, and the United Nations will not meet to welcome the visitors, but to call an emergency session to deal with this newly perceived threat to humanity. E.T, will not ask to “phone home”, but will be told to “go home”. What happens after that will probably be stranger than any science fiction movie could ever portray.
If, as the ancient writings, such as the Bible, describe how this will all play out is true, it will be the most disastrous period in the human experience, due primarily to the approach and attitude outlined in this writing. Our only hope is that this attitude is wrong, and that the “aliens” do have mankind’s interest as their agenda. If they are not here to help us, but actually to destroy us, they would only be speeding up a process already set in motion. If global warming doesn’t destroy the planet and every living thing on it, we have nuclear weapons, depleted uranium, chemicals, pandemics, pollution, or any number of man-made threats that will eventually wipe out all life on Earth.
They have been here as long as we have, or at least as long as we have been able to record their presence. We are now in a time of great peril, and any logical consideration of world conditions reveals that only a miracle can save us now. We may not like it, and fight against it with every ounce of energy we can muster, but, what might seem like an invading force, may actually be the universal cavalry coming to save us from our own self destruction. UFO disclosure may eventually reveal much more than we ever imagined.