Gary Heseltine is the Vice President of the International Coalition for Extraterrestrial Research (ICER). A former British police inspector, he retired after 24 years to create UFO Truth Magazine, a bimonthly online ezine.
The policy of denying and debunking evidence of encounters with “extraterrestrial vessels”, in place since the 1950s, is collapsing. Even former US presidents and CIA directors admit there is something inexplicable.
It is often said that when humanity recognizes that “life” in the universe has been confirmed and an intelligent civilization reaches out to us, that “contact” will be the most profound moment in human history.
So almost everyone agrees on the ramifications of such “contact,” but hasn’t there been, for decades, an ongoing engagement between humans and super-intelligent creatures from other planets?
Today, on this World UFO Day, as we approach the summer of 2021, the world is potentially about to learn something that most people will be surprised and perhaps shocked at.
For over 70 years, highly qualified and credible individuals have found themselves embroiled in multiple witness reports and interacted with a kind of intelligence that is, quite literally, out of this world.
These cases, from around the world, have been thoroughly investigated and documented, but have been largely ignored by governments, militaries, scientists and academia.
The explanation is simple and blunt: governments around the world, backed by the mainstream media, have scorned and trivialized the subject of unidentified flying objects, or flying saucers, since the early 1950s.
Article which appeared in the Dandenong Journal, April 14, 1966, one of the few newspapers to cover the mystery of the 1966 UFO at Westall High School, Clayton, Victoria.
As the late Stanton Friedman, nuclear physicist and big proponent of UFOs, said, “It’s impossible, so it isn’t.”
This phrase is particularly relevant if one wonders why the scientific and academic world has largely ignored the mass of corroborated testimony from military pilots, commercial pilots, astronauts, cosmonauts, radar operators, air traffic controllers, sonar operators, military and police, etc.
In recent years, a new acronym has been created to replace the term “UFO” – Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP or UAP) – in the hope that science, academia and the media will be more open to the investigation of this subject. However, the stigma of this subject is such that it is still considered too “taboo” for most people.
Given how the topic has been trivialized and dismissed for so many years, it’s no surprise that most scientists and scholars don’t take the UFO/UAP phenomenon seriously. After all, for most of their lives they have been told that there is no evidence to support the assumption that some of these reports are believable, that they cannot be explained, and that they could be of extraterrestrial/non-human origin.
However, most of them do not realize that they have been deceived – along with hundreds of millions of ordinary citizens – by a huge propaganda machine artificially and deliberately created by the United States.
In January 1953, a group of scientists met for two days to find a way to “stripping the aura” of flying saucers that the public had on the subject. They decided the best way to do this was to start a demystification program. Flying saucers were to be dismissed, trivialized and scorned by the deliberate use of media in all its forms, i.e. television, cinema, newspapers, books and magazines.
Letter from JFK to the Director of the CIA requesting access to UFO records, which was released to an author under the Freedom of Information Act.
The group responsible for this policy is known as the Robertson Panel, named after its chairman, Harold Percival Robertson.
This policy has been the root of the stigma and ridicule this subject has suffered for decades, yet most people have no idea how it started.
Most astronomers don’t even consider examining the mountains of UFO/UAP evidence, while those who express a willingness to get involved in real research have been barred from doing so, due to the perceived risk of ridicule and effect on their career.
This fear persisted for decades and served as a powerful deterrent to those who dared to take the phenomenon seriously. The message was clear to scientists and academics: stay away from UFO/UAP research or risk ruining your career.
Yet, in recent weeks and months, significant developments on this subject seem to herald the end of this long-running policy of deception and denial.
Last week, a US Navy task force submitted to Congress a nine-page preliminary assessment report regarding US Navy encounters with UAPs off the east and west coasts of America that have taken place in recent years.
The report cites 144 cases recorded by the US military since 2004 and says 143 of them remain unexplained. Considering the enormous technological resources available to the United States, this is a staggering statistic. How could 143 soldiers, using the most sophisticated equipment in the world, fail to identify the mysterious objects they witnessed?
We have also seen people at the highest levels of government and the military change their tune and speak out on the phenomenon, in stark contrast to what leaders have said on the subject before.
Senator Marco Rubio said in a TV interview last year, “We have things flying around military bases and places where we do military exercises, and we don’t know what it is and what it isn’t.” is not ours. So that’s a legitimate question to ask, and I would honestly say that if it’s something off this planet, it would be better than the fact that we’ve seen a technological leap from the Russians , the Chinese or some other adversary…”
“The bottom line is that if there are things flying over military bases that you don’t know what they are, they’re not yours, and they show potential technologies that you don’t know about.” don’t have, I think it’s a national security risk and we should be looking into it. »
He added in another interview: “Dozens of men and women entrusted with the defense of our country tell us of encounters with unidentified aircraft with capabilities that we do not fully understand. We cannot allow the stigma of UFOs to prevent us from seriously investigating these encounters. »
Former CIA director John Brennan recently spoke at George Mason University and said, “I think it’s a bit presumptuous and arrogant for us to believe that there is no no other form of life anywhere in the entire universe…. »
“I think some of the phenomena we’re going to observe continue to be unexplained and could, in fact, be the result of something that we don’t yet understand, which could involve some type of activity that some might say ‘it’s a different form of life. »
John Ratcliffe, a former Director of National Intelligence, recently told Fox News that there are “some things we observe that are hard to explain,” adding, “There are actually a number of them. We sometimes wonder if our adversaries don’t have a little more advanced technology than we thought or realized.
“But there are cases where we don’t have good explanations for some of the things we saw. When we talk about sightings, it’s not just about a pilot or a satellite, or intelligence gathering. Usually we have multiple sensors that detect these things. »
Another former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, told CNN earlier this year, “I don’t know why we haven’t been more transparent about this in the past, and I’m part of this crime, I suppose, and of my old abilities. I didn’t, I didn’t insist on more transparency on this issue. »
In an unexpected development, even former President Barack Obama spoke in detail publicly about UAPs for the very first time.
On James Corden’s chat show that aired in May, he said: “But what’s true – and I’m really serious here – is that there are pictures and recordings of objects in the sky. which we don’t know exactly what they are. We cannot explain how they move, their trajectory. They didn’t have an easily explainable pattern. »
The moment these comments from such high level individuals indicate that – finally – the very real possibility that we have been witnessing UFOs in action around our Earth for decades will be taken seriously by the best scientists in the world and will , for the first time, properly investigated.
This will likely have profound implications for humanity.
It’s not like there isn’t a lot to study. The number of unexplained “contacts” with potential visitors to our planet is large and growing. In the second part of my article, which will be published tomorrow, I will detail some of the most amazing unexplained encounters.