On October 11, 2017 the public was informed in a semi-official manner that the US government has been investigating UFOs for at least the past decade, that UFOs are real, and that they are not (all) ours – meaning they do not stem from human ken, logic, or manufacture. It follows that human beings are not the highest example of intelligence in our immediate neighborhood. There are others. They are apparently interacting with our friends, neighbors, relatives, and fellow citizens. This has been happening for a long time. It is now October 15, 2017 and the mainstream media has not yet engaged with these revelations in a meaningful way. Make a note of that and think about what that possibly means.
For me, and I am certain for many others, this event was not only pleasantly surprising, but was also vindicating as well. A group of 6 men held a press conference that was streamed live over the internet, and its purpose was to unveil a plan that could literally change our world. A new corporate entity has been established, one “For Public Benefit” called To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science. If you check out their website, https://dpo.tothestarsacademy.com (use Google Chrome as your browser) you can research their mission statement, the composition of their team, and how they plan to grow an organization owned by citizen stockholders who are willing to take a leap of faith and invest a minimum of $200 USD for stock that has been valued at $5/share. Yesterday I took that leap of faith and I purchased 200 shares of common stock in To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science. I hope you will consider doing the same, because this effort needs your support. For better or for worse, we live in a nation that is our world’s bastion of capitalism, and it is this capitalistic model that has apparently been sanctioned and ordained as the path through which, we are told, vetted and reliable information concerning the UFO phenomenon will be allowed to flow into the public domain. I have chosen to believe in this and give this effort my full support – for now.
What, most importantly, did we learn from this presentation? Well, as my friend and medical colleague Dr. Jesse A. Marcel Jr. said to me on many occasions, we learned from several previous US government officials, through several refreshingly straightforward statements they made, that “We are not alone!”
During this 40-minute presentation we were introduced to Tom DeLonge, previous lead singer and lead guitar player for the rock band Blink-182, and to 5 other individuals – only one of whose name I recognized, and for good reason. All 5 of these men have been directly and intimately involved in our government’s clandestine management of the UFO phenomenon – programs to understand it, programs to cover it up, programs to cover-up the cover-ups, and programs to reverse-engineer it and then manufacture it to the best of our still-limited understanding of the physics involved. As Mr. Luis Elizondo put it, he was involved in programs he characterized as “close-hold, nuanced programs involving national security.” Mr. Elizondo was, “up until only a few days ago”, working within the US Department of Defense (DoD) in a program he described as follows:
“For nearly the last decade, I ran a sensitive aerospace threat identification program focusing on unidentified aerial technologies. It was in this position I learned that the phenomenon is, indeed, real.”
For many decades we have known that those words, SPOKEN BY THE RIGHT PERSON, could change public perception about the reality of UFOs. Mr. Elizondo is, finally, the right person who has irrevocably and unequivocally spoken those words.
Whether UFOs do, in fact, represent a threat to our world is highly questionable. UFOs and their occupants/creators have been interacting with humanity for a very long time, apparently at least for many centuries, and I am not aware of any events that I could characterize as representing a verifiable threat from UFOs (their occupants) to human civilization on this planet. If I am wrong about this, then the DoD needs to enlighten me and all other citizens about just how UFOs could be considered a threat to our national security. If the US DoD interprets UFOs shutting down its nuclear missiles as a threat to our national security (and such events have happened on several occasions – watch this video produced by UFO researcher Robert Hastings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUr_TF9o7sY&t=353s), then I would debate that point as follows.
At this very moment, a potential conflict that could well involve a global nuclear war has, for some time, been brewing between the nuclear weapons-armed US and North Korea. There can be no debate that this potential conflict does indeed represent a real and verifiable threat to our national security. Previous UFO incursions that have involved shutting down both US and Russian nuclear missiles MUST be brought to the full attention of the public to stimulate wider discussion and public debate concerning what we should define as threats to our national security. We should be enlightened as to what specific past UFO events we should interpret as being threats to our national security. UFO incursions involving shutting down nuclear missiles could, and I believe do, represent an effort directed only toward awakening mankind to the very real and present danger nuclear weapons represent to the survival of not only our human family, but also to the millions of evolved species on this planet who have no voice at the negotiating table. We need much more discussion about what true stewardship of this planet should look like. Hopefully, To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science will serve as the catalyst that will enliven this much-needed conversation.
I am a physician in the relatively small town of Helena, MT. It was here that I first met and then got to know Dr. Jesse A. Marcel Jr., his wife Linda, and several of his children. These relationships began in 1988 and go on through the present. When Dr. Marcel told me that his father, Major Jesse A. Marcel Sr., had been directly involved in the recovery of a crashed UFO near Roswell in 1947, one that “was not of this world”, I knew then, and I know better now, that he was not a liar. There are, apparently, many liars in this world, but I knew that he was not one of them. For many years I have felt that this information was so important for people to know and to take to heart that I have been compelled to talk with people about this at every opportunity, to engage in public presentations about UFOs, to teach courses about UFOs in college classrooms, and to open a library (The Jesse A. Marcel Library) containing as much information about this subject as I felt I could afford to acquire and make available to the public. I cannot tell you how much easier it will now be to stand in front of both friends and strangers and state, with complete conviction, that the UFO phenomenon is real and it is important, for now my statements will be backed up by the words of Luis Elizondo, quoted above, and several others who spoke at this press conference. Their previous career positions within the DoD, CIA, and Lockheed-Martin Skunk Works, entitle them to speak out with authority on the reality of UFOs.
And speaking of Roswell - that event was not directly addressed in this press conference. However, one statement made by Mr. DeLonge early in the press conference clearly alluded to Roswell when he said of the DoD, “It’s not in their job description to help you and me understand the universe, past events, or why certain actions were taken on the UFO phenomenon 70 plus years ago. They were actually dealing with it. So this brings us to today.”
[Interpretation: Roswell happened, we covered it up, but we are not here to talk about that and we will not talk about that.]
OK Tom, to help push your effort forward I am willing, for the present, to ignore 7 decades of the UFO cover-up and all the implications of that. I see an opportunity here. This is a real breakthrough in the UFO “Truth Embargo” stalemate, and I am going to make every effort to help this roll out and to progress smoothly. I want this effort to succeed, and my $1000 investment in To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science has nothing to do with it. This is about UFO Truth and, at this point in my life, there is little if anything more important to me. My investment was, plainly and simply, a vote of confidence in Tom DeLonge and a leap of faith that he and his team are going to take the UFO reality in a new and fruitful direction. That is my hope.
Tom’s statement clearly alluded to the Roswell event, and I am grateful that at least there was some minimal attention given to this truly milestone event. It is Roswell, more than any other UFO event in history, that has sustained the drumbeat of UFO Truth for more than 7 decades. Yesterday, we finally heard the truth spoken from living people in career transitions whose previous job descriptions involved not only hiding the UFO phenomenon from the American public, but also in trying to understand it, and to reverse engineer the hardware that was recovered from Roswell and other such events. I am certain that Dr. Marcel, my friend and my colleague, would have loved to listen to this press conference while he was still alive but, as they say, this event has come “too little, too late”. Nonetheless, I hope we will soon see whether 7 decades of concerted efforts within the DoD to capitalize on Roswell has now brought us to a time when all of humanity will benefit from this momentous event - because the fruits of Roswell should belong to all of us. To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science is apparently the vehicle through which such benefits may finally redound to tax-paying American citizens and, indeed, to all the citizens of Earth.
In my conversations with people about UFOs I am often challenged with the argument that goes like, “Yes, of course UFOs exist, but they are all our own experimental aircraft”. The To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science press conference also thoroughly destroyed that argument through statements made by 2 other individuals. First, Mr. Chris Mellon, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence during the Clinton and Bush administrations, while telling of an incredible November 14, 2004 event involving a UFO, the USS Nimitz, the USS Princeton, and several F-18 fighter jets, stated:
“Clearly, this is not an experimental U.S. aircraft, but whose is it? How did it accomplish these feats? This story may sound like a sci-fi movie, but it is a true story and far from being the only one of its kind.”
Lastly, an important quote from Jim Semivan, retired senior intelligence member of the Central Intelligence Agency:
“These things (UFOs) are real. These things are out there. They’ve been out there for a long time. They are not the provenance of the government or any government of the world. They belong to us. These are things that happen to people all the time. And these are things that we need to explore. And we need to finally get together to figure out what this is all about.”
Mr. Semivan, I couldn’t agree more. Several previously obscure things are now certain. This press conference, and the irretrievable words that were unequivocally spoken, lead us to these conclusions: the UFO phenomenon is real, they do not originate within the US, Russia, China, or any other nation on Earth, and they are complex technologies of incredible aeronautical capabilities that have deeply concerned some of the most clandestine military, scientific research, and intelligence efforts of the major nation-states of our world for decades. They stem from an interested and an interesting intelligence we do not yet know, but one that is most certainly here, now provably here, monitoring Earth and interacting with human civilization. They appear to be at least neutral, if not benevolent. We would all do well to pay attention to these important developments. You can begin by watching and listening to the press conference referenced above in this video (below). Think carefully about all the implications of what you are about to learn.
Thank you for reading!
Richard O’Connor, M.D.
Founder, The Jesse A. Marcel Library (www.jaml.org)