UFO Disclosure continues to unfold, a process that began in October, 2017 with the launch of To the Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences and the first public revelations of the now-famous UFO incidents involving the USS Nimitz and USS Roosevelt Strike Groups. This announcement was soon followed in December 16, 2017 by this New York Times article:
The article above detailed the existence of the Pentagon's Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), a 22 million dollar program initiated by Senators Harry Reid, Ted Stevens, and Daniel Inouye, and tasked with gathering information about military UFO encounters.
Not long after the release of that NYT article, we began to see a series of interviews coming through Tucker Carlson of Fox News featuring several individuals involved with To the Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences (TTSA). This recently formed corporation (in which you can currently purchase shares) is a capitalistic enterprise founded by rock star Tom DeLonge and involving, as principals, a cadre of highly accomplished individuals from government, academia, and aerospace. TTSA has taken center stage in this ongoing saga of UFO Disclosure. Those individuals, and their credentials, are identified on the TTSA website:
For reasons yet unexplained, TTSA has apparently been selected by the US Department of Defense (DoD) as the vehicle through which the general public will be made aware of a "UFO narrative" that has been approved by the DoD for public release. Fox News presented an interview (below) with Luis Elizondo, previous Director of the Pentagon's Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), and one of the principals involved with TTSA. This interview with Mr. Elizondo sums up the Pentagon's public stance on UFOs - "they are real, they are engaging our Navy pilots, we don't know what they are, we don't know how they work (make note of this), we certainly don't know who they belong to, and they are considered a threat to national security until proven otherwise." This last claim is a far cry from what we have been told about UFOs since Project Blue Book was closed in the late 1960s!
Here is another recent interview with Christopher Mellon, previous Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence:
Subsequent to these televised interview with LuisElizondo, Christopher Mellon, and several others, select members of Congress have (presently) been receiving classified briefings from Pentagon officials that, we are told, are revealing an increasing number of US military UFO incidents, not yet characterized as hostile confrontations, in which US Navy pilots are encountering UFOs off both coasts of the US, and sometimes at very close range (less than 150 feet!). So far the public has been allowed to see three FLIR (Forward Looking InfraRed) videos (dubbed the "Tic-Tac", "Go Fast", and "Gimbal") captured by F-18 Super Hornets piloted by US Navy pilots. If you have not yet seen them, these FLIR videos can be viewed here:
The provenance of these FLIR videos is supported by Navy pilot's (David Fravor, among others) visual confirmations, as well as recorded electronic data captured by state-of-the-art Aegis class radar and sonar systems aboard the USS Nimitz, USS Princeton, the USS Roosevelt, and an "eye in the sky" Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye radar surveillance aircraft. These UFO encounters are now being characterized as a threat to US national security due not only to air safety concerns, but also to the possibility that these UFOs may (purportedly) represent newly developed technology presently possessed by "Earthly" US adversaries, the primary concerns being Russia and/or China. The question of "who's behind the wheel" of these UFOs is a very important question, and one that should concern every American citizen. Unfortunately, this is the very question that those interviewed are refusing to honestly address. Listen to this interview with Senator Mark Walker (R, North Carolina), Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Terrorism and Counter-Intelligence who was recently briefed on these UFO incidents by officials from the Pentagon.
To his credit, Tucker Carlson is asking the right questions in a straight-forward manner. The answers he is getting from Senator Walker... well, not so much. Senator Walker's speculation about these UFOs possibly being "hypersonic Chinese missiles" is patently ridiculous, an obvious conclusion if Senator Walker would carefully listen to the testimony of Kevin Day, who was the Senior Chief Operations Specialist aboard the USS Nimitz (below). We must wonder what Senator Walker was told during his briefing?
Everyone will agree that "hypersonic Chinese missiles" are not going to be picked up on Aegis class radar at an altitude of 28,000 feet while moving at a velocity of 100 knots, then vertically changing altitude from 28,000 feet to near 0 feet above sea level in 0.78 seconds - a speed approaching 25,000 MPH! Nor are they going to hover while apparently waiting, stationary, at the precise altitude, latitude, and longitude previously designated as the rendezvous point (the "CAP") for that day's USS Nimitz air exercises. That encrypted information should have been known only to the pilots and flight controllers aboard the Nimitz! Hopefully, all members of Congress will soon get up to speed on this, including our Montana Senator Jon Tester.
Almost from day one of this ongoing UFO Disclosure process, the word "threat" has been deliberately emphasized while this information has been spilled out to the public. The same is apparently also true with regard to the information being fed to Senator Walker, as well as other members of Congress. Before any average American citizen, or any member of Congress can make a knowledgeable assessment concerning the "threat" level of UFOs, we are going to need a lot more information. We cannot and must not jump on board the "UFO threat wagon" based upon the information we have been given so far, as so far this information has not been convincing of "threat". To fully understand why, it is important that we look back through the decades-long history of the UFO phenomenon, to events prior to the 2004 USS Nimitz or the 2012 USS Roosevelt incidents. A review of 7 decades (minimum) of past UFO history in both the US and throughout the world is beyond the scope of this article, but suffice it to say we have not been overtly invaded nor enslaved. "They" closely observed Earth's development of atomic weapons but did not invade our world when we had only two, rather than now several thousands, of nuclear weapons. It appears "they" are here, at this present time, as observers of our civilization. Do some homework, and begin with the book UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record by Leslie Kean.
If we consider the relatively benign (according to publicly available information) UFO world history, along with the several obviously disingenuous statements we have more recently heard accompany this present Disclosure process, statements like ", we don't know what they are", and, "we don't know who's behind the wheel", we can surmise a clearer picture of where this current effort toward UFO Disclosure may be heading, and why we must approach this present UFO Disclosure with both eyes wide open. Perhaps the most extreme version purporting to explain where all this may be going has come from Dr. Steven Greer through a full-length documentary titled Unacknowledged. It is recommended viewing, while keeping in mind that, due to the long-standing cover-up of still classified UFO-related information, it is likely that none outside of the DoD have been privy to all necessary information required to fully assess the big picture that would help us understand precisely where this current UFO Disclosure is intending to take us. Dr. Greer's expose' can be viewed on Netflix or purchased for $14.99 here:
It is now common knowledge that the US DoD has been studying UFOs intensively through compartmentalized Unacknowledged Special Access Programs (USAPs), programs like AATIP, for over 7 decades. Many tax dollars (billions? trillions?) have been diverted into these projects since the late 1940s. It is common knowledge that there has been a UFO cover-up, or a "UFO truth embargo", that has gone on for decades. Everyone who has been paying attention already knows this. It was long ago established within the DoD, at least since the Roswell Incident in July, 1947, that some UFOs, the ones we are interested in, the ones our Navy pilots are encountering, are "extraterrestrial" (let us define "extraterrestrial" as simply meaning "of non-human origin", making no assumptions regarding where they come from). That debate has been (albeit unofficially) settled for quite some time, so let's move on from there. Likewise, the claim, 'We don't know if we may have been technologically leapfrogged by Russia or China" is yet another deliberately misleading statement, one intended to gain the attention of Congress - those who control the purse strings. If this statement was remotely plausible, which it isn't, US intelligence efforts would have picked up on this long before now. It's what they do, and the US military / industrial / intelligence complex is very competent at what they do. Credit where credit is due, but the wiggle room they have left themselves (or, rather, their predecessors have left to them) on this topic is not spacious, to say the least. They will deal with the UFO cover-up's fallout as necessary, and a tipping-point on all this appears to be close at hand. If that fallout requires some brief period of martial law to re-establish our nation's equilibrium as this UFO Disclosure effort plays out, then so be it. We need to accomplish UFO Disclosure. For a variety of reasons beyond the scope of this article, this current effort toward UFO Disclosure must not fail.
Without a doubt, American citizens and Congress need to get on board and engaged with this current Disclosure process. The now-public exposure of these UFO incidents involving the USS Nimitz and USS Roosevelt are serving as valuable springboards from which we can leave a 7 decades-long UFO cover-up in our rear-view mirror. We should all be elated that this long overdue UFO Disclosure is now being allowed to take place. But, why sell this campaign based upon a bunch of half-truths? Why not tell it like it is? Why not tell us, straight-up, why "they" may be a threat, allowing American citizens to consider that evidence and come to our own conclusions? Tell us, straight-up, that these "Tic-Tac" aircraft are of non-human origin, and allow all world citizens to begin processing this information into a new and improved worldview, one more fact-based and realistic than the ones in which our civilization has been mired for the past couple of thousand years? We have beliefs, new information becomes available, we change our beliefs - it's not that complicated. Many of us have already gone through this process, and it just wasn't that painful. For myself, I would characterize that transition as being both liberating and hopeful. Observing the lies, the "statecraft", and the abuse of our democratic processes that have been applied to maintain the decades-long UFO cover-up is what has been painful.
Why is this "estimate of threat" so important to the average US citizen?
It is now well documented by Robert Hastings, author of the book UFOs and Nukes and producer of a documentary titled UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed, that UFOs have "tampered with" (missiles were rendered inoperable) both US and Soviet nuclear missiles on many occasions, at many locations. (Also read Faded Giant by Robert Salas, or The Day After Roswell by Col. Phillip Corso). These facts have once again been reiterated during the present UFO Disclosure process by previous Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. In a recent interview with journalist George Knapp, Reid confirmed his knowledge that such UFO / nuclear weapons events have happened on numerous occasions. Why these actions have been taken, why nuclear missiles have been rendered inoperable, is the million dollar question, and one every American citizen should be asking! What has been the intention? Obtaining the correct answer to this question may indeed be critical to mankind's future.
This documentary by Robert Hastings is required viewing:
Might these UFOs vs. nukes incidents explain why our DoD is trying so hard to convince the public that UFOs are a threat? Are there other reasons of which we have not been made aware? It is easy to see why the DoD would interpret these UFOs vs. nukes events as a threat, but are they? These historical UFO vs. nukes events MUST BE related to this current UFO Disclosure effort, and why this effort is happening now.
The US Space Force
These past events and the apparent increase in military UFO encounters within US airspace may also explain why there is a recent push to establish the US Space Force, and why Russia is expressing its consternation over US plans to place weapons in space. They claim this is already happening. (speculation: crop circles may be evidence of this?) Russia's concerns about a new (and likely very expensive) arms race in space are well grounded, however the US is clearly moving forward with this.
In the video below we see President Trump ceremoniously establishing a new branch of the US DoD, dubbed the US Space Force. This just happened in 2019.
Let's take a look at President Trump's budget proposal for 2020. In it (below), we see that US military spending is being granted a significant increase, and at the expense of almost every other facet of US government spending. What about the environment? Throw it under the bus! Any chance of healthcare for all? Forget it, not going to happen! Could our presently pathetic "roads" to some of our nation's most scenic National Forest Service trailheads be improved? Not on your life! Might Helena's Myrna Loy Center, our local venue for artistic expression of all descriptions, maybe receive more financial support from the National Endowment for the Arts? Not while we have plans for some wars in space! Our country seems to now be well down the path toward becoming like Sparta, the Greek city-state that valued only an extreme form of militarism, while nothing else mattered.
Is this newest increase in US defense spending due, at least in part, to plans to expand the reach of the US military out into space? Are US military strategists contemplating a new war zone in space? Yes, they have confirmed this!
Was previous Canadian Minister of Defense Paul Hellyer right on the money when he stated, "The United States military are preparing weapons which could be used against the aliens, and they could get us into an intergalactic war without us ever having any warning."?
Given the newly established US Space Force and in light of the present (why now?) push toward UFO Disclosure, the answers to these questions are obviously - yes! So, who will the US military be fighting out there in space, and how? Does the US military already possess weapons and vehicles derived from the reverse-engineering of extraterrestrial (non-human) hardware as suggested by Bob Lazar, Tom DeLonge, Peter Lavenda, Michael Schratt, William Tompkins, the MJ-12 Documents, among others? After all, we've already been shown by Hal Putoff (physicist and Director of the Center For Advanced Studies in Austin, TX) "metamaterials" allegedly derived from UFOs, apparently designed and manufactured to act as an anti-gravity wave-guide for terahertz frequency electromagnetic energy. Have these "metamaterials" already been replicated in US national laboratories, or by Bigelow Aerospace? Again, the answers to the questions are, very likely, yes. This position is strongly supported by the evidence of a recently granted patent (patent number 10,144,532 B2), assignee the US Government through the Secretary of the Navy (currently civilian Richard V. Spencer), submitted by one Salvatore Cezar Pais. This existing patent is for the design and construction of what is, essentially, an anti-gravity UFO allegedly capable of travelling at supra-luminal velocities - i.e., faster than the speed of light! Please take note that Hal Putoff's paper is cited in this patent application.
Now, Into the Weeds!
Most of the information cited above is not based in conjecture. All that is described above is happening now. Below, however, we are going out "into the weeds".
These UFO craft, and whatever non-human intelligence they belong to, demonstrate a level of technological sophistication and intelligence that, it would seem, should not be trifled with. Historically, it appears increasingly likely these beings and their craft have been present in mankind's reality for a very long time, possibly from our very beginnings, and certainly longer than our existing written historical records - incomplete as they are. Scholarly translations of ancient Sumerian texts via Zecharia Sitchin (these cuneiform texts pre-date the Bible by several thousands of years) suggest homo sapiens sapiens (we) may be a genetically-engineered species derived from a previously existing, evolved-on-Earth hominid primate, a product of an expertise in genetic engineering applied long ago by these more ancient civilizations visiting Earth. As incredible as this sounds, this explanation for our very existence is gaining traction in our society and accrues more credibility when we consider the accounts of present-day Contactees / Experiencers. These individuals have, for decades, consistently reported undergoing procedures to harvest the sexual gametes involved in human reproduction. It appears that the project involving the genetic engineering of our species is not yet complete. Given conditions on this planet presently, perhaps that is a good thing?
Engaging in a hostile relationship with those who may have created us, and just when our awareness of them is finally dawning upon mankind, will be the very definition of foolishness and stupidity. If they are our creators then they are also, at least in part, our progenitors. It is very possible we carry some elements of their DNA. Regardless, we can be certain they will reserve the right to erase their creation if they deem this necessary, and the Biblical account of "The Great Flood" that occurred approximately 10,000 years ago might possibly be one example of a previous, extreme measure taken to accomplish just that - a re-boot of "the great experiment". Graham Hancock's new book, America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization presents convincing evidence that just such a cataclysm did, in fact, occur, decimating a previous advanced civilization on Earth. Presently, humanity may have, once again, arrived at the very same crossroads we had previously arrived at once before, yet failed to successfully negotiate. Will we, due to the hubris of our military leaders, once again be sent back to the stone age? Humanity may indeed be very special, but not in the ways we have previously thought. And not so special that we are not expendable for the best interests of this planet and its wide variety of species that our nuclear weapons threaten, every minute of every day.
Taller weeds, but perhaps more relevant than we would like to believe.
He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore." Isaiah 2:4
(Note: our accepted understanding of who is "He" may be up for a radical modification as UFO Disclosure proceeds!)
Inserted here, briefly, is mention of a separate but also important phenomenon that may be related to UFOs (this author believes it is), one that is no less mystifying, yet is more terrifying than UFOs. This other phenomenon, although widely overlooked due to its completely absurd and violent nature, is very real and is still ongoing. It makes clear a willingness, by someone, to inflict a painful death on powerful yet innocent animals, with cases now numbering in the thousands. These "procedures" exhibit surgical precision using technologies and instruments that do not exist in our reality under the circumstances in which these events are happening. I am referring to cattle mutilations, and I know they are real because I have examined one that occurred near Choteau, Montana. After nearly 5 decades of investigations involving hundreds of cases, the perpetrators of these gruesome acts remain, like UFOs, entirely Unidentified. Photos of the stereotypical excisions associated with these surgically precise procedures can be found on the internet (see link below) and are easily recognizable. It seems they are done in this repetitive manner so to be readily identifiable.
If those beings "behind the wheel" of the UFOs are also responsible for these acts of cold and calculated violence, then it is absolutely imperative we do everything possible to prevent this same kind of violence from being inflicted on mankind. Given the extreme absurdity of these events (there is no apparent rhyme or reason for these acts of violence) we must consider the distinct possibility that each occurrence may be intended as a message of warning to mankind, a message that speaks of a capability, and a willingness, to inflict unspeakable harm on a living creature - while still conspicuously excluding humans as victims - so far. Should our world's militaries begin to target "extraterrestrials" in space, and if it is those same "extraterrestrials" who are the perpetrators behind cattle mutilations, which appears likely, for how long will human beings continue to remain immune to these acts of violence? If we begin to find human beings left in fields and exhibiting the well-documented stereotypical excisions, we will know we have crossed a line. We do not want to go there! The terror that would result in our society would simply be unthinkable, and we will be helpless to put a stop to it. The time to prevent this from ever happening is now.
What to do?
We need to slow down our preparations for war in space and instead prioritize making peaceful Contact with these visitors. Due to decades of UFO secrecy we have no idea if this has previously been attempted by our government, other governments, or the United Nations. We (our government) should engage in an all-out effort to Contact these beings through every means at our disposal, sending out a peaceful invitation for Contact through SETI radio-telescopes, AM and FM radio, satellite-televised invitations from Presidents Trump and Putin, Morse code laser-born messages beamed from Mauna Kea - whatever. We now know that UFOs and the intelligence behind them are real. If we can elicit peaceful Contact with these Visitors, then and only then can we begin asking some very important questions in a civilized manner, the answers to which may be imperative for our own future progress, if not our survival. What might our questions be?
What would your questions be?
Richard O'Connor, M.D.
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