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171: U.S. Presidents on the Subject of UFOs

 Here are what some U.S. Presidents have had to say on the subject of UFOs and Aliens from space.

Harry S. Truman
“I can assure you the flying saucers, given that they exist, are not constructed by any power on earth.” – White House Press Conference, Washington DC, April 4, 1950.

 Gerald Ford
“No doubt, you have noted the recent flurry of newspaper stories about unidentified flying objects. I have taken special interest in these accounts because many of the latest reported sightings have been in my home state of Michigan… Because I think there may be substance to some of these reports and because I believe the American people are entitled to a more thorough explanation than has been given them by the Air Force to date, I am proposing that either the Science and Astronautics Committee or the Armed Services Committee of the House schedule hearings on the subject of UFOs and invite testimony from both the executive branch of the Government and some of the persons who claim to have seen UFOs… In the firm belief that the American public deserves a better explanation than that thus far given by the Air Force, I strongly recommend that there be a committee investigation of the UFO phenomena. I think we owe it to the people to establish credibility regarding UFOs and to produce the greatest possible enlightenment on this subject. – From a letter he sent as a Congressman to L. Mendel Rivers, Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, on March 28, 1966. 

Jimmy Carter
“I don’t laugh at people any more when they say they’ve seen UFOs.  It was the darndest thing I’ve ever seen. It was big, it was very bright, it changed colors and it was about the size of the moon. We watched it for ten minutes, but none of us could figure out what it was. One thing’s for sure I’ll never make fun of people who say they’ve seen unidentified objects in the sky. If I become President, I’ll make every piece of information this country has about UFO sightings available to the public and the scientists.” – At a Southern Governors Conference describing a UFO sighting he had in October of 1969 to reporters while campaigning in 1976.

 Ronald Reagan
“… when you stop to think that we’re all God’s children, wherever we may live in the world, I couldn’t help but say to him, just think how easy his task and mine might be in these meetings that we held if suddenly there was a threat to this world from some other species from another planet outside in the universe. We’d forget all the little local differences that we have between our countries and we would find out once and for all that we really are all human beings here on this earth together.” – White House transcript of “Remarks of the President to Fallston High School Students and Faculty,” December 4, 1985.

“In our obsession with antagonisms of the moment, we often forget how much unites all the members of humanity. Perhaps we need some outside, universal threat to make us recognize this common bond. I occasionally think how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world.” – Speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Forty-second session, “Provisional Verbatim Record of the Fourth Meeting”, September 21, 1987.)

“I occasionally think how quickly our differences, worldwide, would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world.” – From a speech with President Mikhail Gorbachev, in 1988. He made almost the same comment on many occasions.

“I was in a plane last week when I looked out the window and saw this white light. It was zigzagging around.  I went up to the pilot and said, “Have you ever seen anything like that?” He was shocked and he said, “Nope.” And I said to him: “Let’s follow it!” We followed it for several minutes. It was a bright white light. We followed it to Bakersfield, and all of a sudden to our utter amazement it went straight up into the heavens.  When I got off the plane I told Nancy all about it. But we didn’t file a report on the object because for a long time they considered you a nut if you saw a UFO…” – 1974, Reagan was often quoted referring to the possibility of an alien threat.

George H. W. Bush
“I know some. I know a fair amount.” – George Bush replying in 1988 to a question about UFOs while campaigning to become President.”

Bill Clinton
“I want you to find the answers to two questions for me. One, who killed JFK. And, Two, are there UFOs? ” – From Friends in High Places, by Webster Hubbell, Clinton’s associate attorney general.

“As far as I know, an alien spacecraft did not crash in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947. … If the United States Air Force did recover alien bodies, they didn’t tell me about it either, and I want to know.” – In reply to a letter from a child asking about the Roswell Incident.

“If we were being attacked by space aliens we wouldn’t be playing these kinds of games,” – Bill Clinton told educators visiting Washington D.C.

George W. Bush

“Sure I will,” – In a news conference on July 29, 2000, televised on CNN, George W. Bush reply when a citizen asked if he would tell the public “what the hell is going on” with UFOs. Bush indicated that vice-presidential candidate Dick Chaney would use his experience as Secretary of Defense to address the issue.

162: Hollywood Prepares the Public for Contact (Part 2)

While Hollywood’s take on Alien contact in late 50s and early 60s was definitely negative, many of the films of that era foreshadowed elements of the UFO phenomenon years before they surfaced in the public consciousness. Perhaps the best example of this (at least as concerns Alien Abduction) is, Mars Needs Women, a low budget film released in 1961. Presented in a straight forward documentary style, it was surprisingly accrete in its treatment of Alien Abduction, four years before the case of Betty and Barney Hill was made public.

In the movie, the Air Force intercepts a message from the planet Mars and translates it to read, “Mars Needs Women.” At first it’s thought to be a joke, until women actually begin to show up missing. Martians appear at an airbase to tell the military (and the audience) that they need to take human females to help them reproduce, because Mars is a dying planet. The military accuse them of overt actions of abduction and war, for which the aliens apologize, but their need outweighs earthly concerns and they display their superiority, warning the Air Force not to interfere. The generals are left fuming and impotent. The press uncovers the story and the government lets them publish it. It’s interesting to note that in this movie the public reacts with calm and reasoned discussion of the issue, instead of with panic as depicted in other science fiction films of the period. The government uncovers a disturbing fact, though. The Martians are using hypnosis on the people they take to erase any memories of the experience. In the end, the military is able to drive the aliens from our planet and Earth’s women are safe once more.

For even the most casual student of the subject, Mars Needs Women appears to be a “textbook” summary of what we know about Alien Abduction. Mars is thought by many to have supported intelligent life in the past and that alien bases might still exist there. The red planet features prominently in speculations regarding the origins of the ETs. The sexual aspects of the phenomenon are also well known, and some Experiencers have reported being told that the aliens have lost their ability to reproduce and need our help to do so. This is exactly what the Martians told the Air Force in Mars Need Women, when they apologized for what they had to do despite the objections of Earth’s leaders. And, finally, during a time when the public regarded hypnosis only as a parlor game, the movie specifically describes it as the method the aliens use to hide their interactions with humans.

The latter half of the 1960s saw two noteworthy Science Fiction offerings. In 1966, a surprisingly intelligent space opera appeared on television. Star Trek (the original series) was considered something of a disappointment after only three seasons, but with 79 episodes in the can it was at least possible to syndicate the show, earning additional revenue and making a modest profit. In perpetual reruns, however, it became immensely popular and a cash cow was born for Paramount Studios. A decades long TV dynasty was born, with Star Trek the Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Starship Voyager, and finally, Enterprise.

The most notable feature of Star Trek was its optimism. The original series was begun just three years before Neil Armstrong guided “The Eagle” to a soft landing on the Moon. It presented a future for mankind where we live and work alongside other sentient creatures from “out there.”

In the original pilot episode, first rejected by the studio and then later salvaged as a series of flash-back scenes in a pair of back-to-back episodes collectively called, The Cage, the Captain is “abducted” by short frail beings with large heads, who can make him see anything they so choose. The Grays are, of course, short and frail in comparison to us and they also have large heads. Their ability to alter what we see and hear to create a false memory of what is actually happening is well documented. Yet this pilot episode was filmed a good year before the publication of The Interrupted Journey, which was the first widely publicized abduction case.

 Two years after the premiere of Star Trek, in 1968, Stanley Kubrick’s mind expanding, 2001, A Space Odyssey, was released in theaters. The story of Mankind’s quest to the planet Jupiter, and the transformation and rebirth that awaited there for the sole surviving astronaut was both ground-breaking in its cinematic scope and unsettling to many of its original audience, who just didn’t understand the ending, or what that monolith was all about (my father included). The suggestion of evolutionary manipulation by Higher Beings, (represented by the monolith) of an ape to produce ape-man who evolved into modern man (the astronaut) is probable very close to what really happened.

[To be continued.]

161: Hollywood Prepares the Public for Contact (Part 1)

161: Hollywood Prepares the Public for Contact (Part 1)

The news media of all major countries serve to act as a propaganda tool of their respective governments, especially with issues that are deemed to be important to national security. Going to war, for example, would be impossible for any country without its media beating the drum to insure that their young men flock to the recruiting stations. The same holds true with UFOs. When the subject is to be treated with ridicule and scorn, our news media does a superb job in keeping any reasoned public discussion on the topic to a minimum. But when it comes to preparing the public for the inevitable end of the UFO cover-up, either by the government or the ETs themselves, Majestic uses television and the movies to put its spin on the subject of Alien contact.

Shortly after midnight on July 20, 1952 a fleet of UFOs buzzed Washington DC and the White House and was tracked on several radar screens. They repeated their aerial display over the nation’s capitol six nights later. The hoopla that followed forced the creation of a blue-ribbon committee called, “The Robinson Panel.” Its stated mission was to investigate sightings of UFOs and report its findings to the public.

In January of 1953, The Robinson Panel released its recommendations. After a quick glance at a small number of reported sightings, the panel publicly proclaimed that UFOs were the product of swamp gas, temperature inversions, and the tried and true planet Venus, nothing to be concerned about. Secretly however, they recommended to the CIA, in direct opposition to their public statements, that efforts be made to control both public opinion on the subject, and the field reporting of all UFO sightings. Regulations were written and implemented to insure that sightings were only reported to the agencies with a need to know, while a group named the “Psychological Strategy Board” was charged with developing a working project to educate the public on the subject of UFOs through the “mass media such (as) television, motion pictures and popular articles.”

The CIA, who had been given complete control of the UFO cover-up, had been warned by the Robinson Panel that the public needed to be “educated” about UFOs, while the Brookings Institute thought a cultural disaster was possible following any contact with more advanced civilizations. As a result of these two studies, the official policy that took shape in the mid-1950s was one of complete secrecy about the reality of UFOs and their occupants on one hand, and a molding of public opinion about Alien contact (through the manipulation of media science fiction) on the other           . . . just in case the secrecy was ever ended for some reason. It was all turned on its head. The “truth” about UFOs that was presented to the public was a fiction, while the fiction produced for movies and television about Alien contact often revealed much of the truth, although be it with a “spin.”

In the mid 1950’s it was easy to put a negative spin on the subject of contact with Space Aliens, because the Red Scare was in full swing and the public was already paranoid about a possible Communist invasion. Instead of the specter of wild-eyed Marxists destroying our cities and raping our women, it was bug-eyed space aliens. They were horrible examples of moviemaking and weren’t meant to be realistic, except to the most brain-dead of audiences. In this way, any reasoned discussion on the subject of UFOs was made to look ridiculous. Aliens were just bad special effects in bad science fiction movies, nothing to be concerned about.

[To be continued]

119: Do We Really Want an End to the UFO Cover-Up?

(From Pages 258 – 262 of Abducted by Aliens, By Chuck Weiss)

Back in 1995 I attended a UFO convention in San Francisco. At one of the group discussions a very interesting question was put forth: If and when the UFO secrecy is ended, either by our government or the ETs themselves, what will be the public position of our political leaders? What will disclosure really mean when they spin the news of the presence of Aliens on Earth? Will our government welcome the ETs as “Space Brothers,” or proclaim them to be “Space Invaders?” A very intriguing question, but before you try to answer it, consider the following.

President Ronald Reagan speculated publicly on three different occasions as to how a war against an invading army from outer space would be a unifying force for mankind, which would undoubtedly dissolve the differences between nations and bring them together against a common threat. One of those occasions was on September 21, 1987, when he addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations. “In our obsession with antagonisms of the moment, we often forget how much unites all the members of humanity. Perhaps we need some outside, universal threat to make us recognize this common bond.” Reagan continued, “I occasionally think how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world. And yet, I ask, is not an alien force already among us?” [emphasis mine] I don’t think we’re short on threats that affect us globally. Pollution, overpopulation, ozone holes, global warming, take your pick. We don’t need to go to war to unite the peoples of our planet, so why did the leader of the free world single out Extraterrestrials as a serious threat to mankind, even implying that they were already here? Keep in mind that presidential speeches are written well in advance and delivered only after they’re approved by a dozen people or more.

Perhaps whoever did write that speech thought of what General Douglas MacArthur had said 32 years earlier in his speech to the cadets assembled at West Point. “The nations of the world,” he told them, “will have to unite, for the next war will be an interplanetary war. The nations of the earth must someday make a common front against attack by people from other planets.” 37

If and when the UFO cover-up is ended, there appears to already be a law on the books that allows for the detention, under armed guards, of anyone who comes in contact with an Extraterrestrial. The statute 1211.100 Title14 – Aeronautics and Space and Part 1211 – Extra-Terrestrial Exposure) was originally written for NASA in 1969 to use if and when our astronauts should discover Alien life of any kind, either on the moon or some other planet, but it was worded so broadly that it could be used to include Alien contact with civilians here on Earth.

So much attention was given this statute by the UFO community that NASA quietly rescinded it in 1991, saying that it had “served its purpose.” Aside from the question of why it was deemed to no longer be needed at that particular time, after being on the books for 22 years, no one doubts that the regulation could just as easily be resurrected should it be needed again.

In 2006 Kellogg, Brown & Root (now known just as KBR), then a subsidiary of Halliburton, was awarded a contract by the Department of Homeland Security to build a series of concentration camps meant to detain illegal immigrants and others. A press release issued by Halliburton on January 24, 2006 announced the news saying, “The contract, which is effective immediately, provides for establishing temporary detention and processing capabilities to augment existing ICE Detention and Removal Operations (DRO) Program facilities in the event of an emergency influx of immigrants into the US, or to support the rapid development of new programs.[emphasis mine] People all across the country who have reason to fear their government, from political dissidents to UFO Abductee/Experiencers, are asking, “What new detention programs?” 38

Dr. Carol Rusin was a protégé of the late Dr. Wernher von Braun, the preeminent Nazi rocket scientist who was brought to the US after World War II through a top-secret project code-named “Paperclip.” Von Braun, who had designed the Nazi V-1 and V-2 rockets that destroyed much of London, was put in charge of all US space programs, up to and including Man’s walk on the Moon in 1969. She says that Dr. von Braun had charged her with leading a crusade to prevent the deployment of weapons in space.

He told her numerous times that the Military-Industrial complex had a phony list of four external threats to the United States that would be used to support their funding. The first, the Communist Threat, was already under way. The second was to be a Terrorist Threat, followed by an Asteroid Threat, and after that would come the Alien Threat. While each of these “threats” was supposed to stimulate military spending, the Alien Threat was meant to also support their control of space. He wanted her to work to ban space-based weapons so that international treaties against their use would be in place by the time the Alien Threat was brought into play. According to Dr. Rusin, Von Braun told her on several occasions that human contact with many different kinds of Extraterrestrials was already a reality, and that “none of them are hostile

It appears that everything is nearly in place for the Alien Threat. One of our most beloved presidents suggested the idea several times; there is/was a law on the books declaring contact with Aliens to be grounds for forced detention; and now the government is building camps in which UFO Abductee/Experiencers can, at some future date, be rounded up and detained. I think it’s obvious where things are currently headed. If disclosure were to happen tomorrow, the “spin” would undoubtedly be negative, meant to generate as much fear as possible.

I’m sorry, Dr. Greer, but I’m going to pass on Project Disclosure.

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 37    New York Times, October 9, 1955.

38    Although the original press release has been removed from Halliburton’s website, the author has a copy on file. {Read and/or download a PDF copy.} Halliburton has since sold KBR.