Author: Michael Salla

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By Michael E. Salla, Ph.D

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The BP Gulf Oil leak continues to arouse global concern as its toxic effects threaten not only the Gulf of Mexico, but also the Atlantic Ocean itself. Worst case scenarios project the entire planet’s oceans being contaminated for years if not decades to come if the spill continues unabated. Humanity stands on the brink of environmental catastrophe if radical solutions don’t quickly emerge. Albert Einstein once said “we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” The idea of using fossil fuels for our civilization’s ever increasing energy needs is the kind of thinking that made it possible for the risky deep water drilling practices that have created the oil spill crisis. We need some radical new thinking about how to generate energy for our burgeoning global civilization. Thinking that takes us into the realm of new energy technologies developed by pioneers such as Nikola Tesla, and what is used by extraterrestrial civilizations visiting our world. As we make the transition from a Type 0 civilization based on fossil fuels, into a Type 1 global civilization using new energy technologies, we need to consult with and learn from extraterrestrials civilizations that have traveled the road before us. We simply need to open ourselves to radical new ways of thinking about how advanced technologies and extraterrestrial life can assist our planetary transition through crises such as the Gulf Oil spill. The articles in this edition of the Exopolitics Journal provide a new way of thinking about planetary issues from the perspective of alien life observing our world, wishing to assist us, and the challenges of extraterrestrial disclosure.

In “The Andromedans & Mentoring Humanity,” the transcript of his 2010 lecture at the 4th Annual Earth Transformation Conference, Alex Collier discusses his contact experiences with extraterrestrials from the Andromeda Constellation, and how they are offering to ‘mentor’ humanity in the transition to a membership in a galactic society as a Type 1 civilization. He reveals the existence of new energy technologies that can completely satisfy all the energy needs of our civilization:

cold fusion has been nailed, it does exist, a program working under DARPA has solved it, and literally for under $2 million they can build a system that can power a city of 50,000 people indefinitely. It’s a done deal, but they’re sitting on it. They’re sitting on propulsion systems that could take us to the stars.

These energy technologies have been suppressed from public knowledge by the same influential cartels that have kept secret the existence of extraterrestrial visitors. Collier reveals that the Andromedans and other advanced extraterrestrial civilizations are ready to assist us in finding solutions to planetary problems – among which can be included the BP Gulf Oil leak – but wish to do so in a way that empowers humanity in our transition from a Type 0 civilization. Open contact with extraterrestrials, however, requires great discernment. Not all extraterrestrials have our best interest at heart according to what the Andromedans have revealed to Collier. The Andromedans warn that “some groups will bare gifts and then ask for something that we could not possibly give. And turn on us… For 2 thousand years religions have believed in the Book of Revelations. And the universe is going to oblige us by playing it out. Except it’s not about being saved, it’s about self-responsibility, voluntary introspection and spiritual evolvement.”

In “The Abduction Phenomenon and its implications for Disclosure,” Philippa Foster believes that advocates and students of exopolitics “will have to be prepared to face all aspects of the Extraterrestrial phenomenon:- from the wonderfully enriching Contact scenarios and the benefits that come with that, all the way through to the disturbing ET Abductions and MILABs (alleged Military Abduction) programs.” She argues that in “order to successfully adjust to this huge cultural shift, people will need to know the whole truth, even if it is not always palatable, and there should be support mechanisms in place for those who need it.” Her “article explores how we can benefit from decades of research by scientific, medical and academic professionals within UFOlogy, in conjunction with numerous first hand accounts from experiencers themselves.” The goal is to

prepare for any potential ‘fall-out’ from Disclosure, and to enable humanity to forge a strong and rewarding future into the Cosmos.

David Griffin, author of “The Exopolitical Implications of Night Vision Technologies on the Extra-terrestrial Truth Embargo,” believes that new technologies will open the door to more information about what is really happening in the night sky with extraterrestrial life. He traces the extraordinary development of night vision technologies, and how this can be partly attributed to the extraterrestrial artifacts from the 1947 Roswell crash that Lt Col Philip Corso selectively passed on to key industries. Griffin believes that “placing the increasing use of night vision systems by civilians on top of the contemporary exopolitical situation or framework a new paradigm is ushered in.” He examines a

new era in the light of the various forms of disclosure and contact and posit the ramifications for the human species and the interface between terrestrial and extra-terrestrial beings.

Finally, on June 24, 2010, a video emerged revealing that Lt Col Corso had briefed Robert Kennedy about his knowledge of UFOs and extraterrestrial life, and this information was relayed to his brother, President John F. Kennedy in 1962. Corso’s video testimony supports the conclusions made in Part One of my article, “President Kennedy’s deadly confrontation with the CIA & MJ-12 over ET/UFO X-Files,” insofar as it shows that the Kennedy was actively seeking information on extraterrestrial life and he had to get this from unconventional sources since he had been denied it from official channels. Part Two of my article appears in this edition of the Exopolitics Journal, and reveals the explosive consequences of President Kennedy’s efforts to gain access to classified files concerning extraterrestrial life and technology. On September 20, 1963 Kennedy embarked on a high risk political strategy of getting NASA to cooperate with the USSR on joint space and lunar missions. This brought to a climax a confrontation over the release of classified UFO files with the CIA & those in control of the MJ-12 Special Studies Project – the secret committee appointed to run extraterrestrial affairs.

This article reviews the dramatic efforts by Kennedy to move forward with space cooperation with the Soviet Union, and how this entailed sharing classified files on UFOs and extraterrestrial life. This culminated in a deadly behind-the-scenes confrontation with the CIA and MJ-12 in the final month of President Kennedy’s life.

The articles in this edition of the Exopolitics Journal give important clues about new energy technologies that can replace fossil fuels, and end the dangerous drilling practices that led to the BP Oil leak. The articles give insight into the important challenges that lie ahead as humanity has to deal with a large body of events and policies surrounding extraterrestrial life and technology. Disclosure will involve many disconcerting issues as the public learns that not all extraterrestrial life interact with humanity in ethically responsible ways. Part of the disclosure that lies ahead is learning about the pervasive suppression of extraterrestrial information, and how even a sitting U.S. President failed to prise open the treasure trove of advanced technologies from the secret custodians of this information. President Kennedy paid the ultimate price for his efforts but if he had succeeded, then tragedies such as the BP Gulf Oil leak could never have happened.

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Dr Bruce Maccabee met Source A at secure Navy Laboratory in 2008

An ‘exposé’ has appeared on a prominent internet forum that claims a U.S. Navy officer (Source A) divulging information about covert operations involving extraterrestrial life and secret UN discussions on UFOs is a fraud. One of the founders of Reality Uncovered, Stephen Broadbent, used photos from a recent New York luncheon involving Admiral Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations, to ‘out’ the officer as Richard Thielman (aka Source A). After further internet research, Broadbent goes on to conclude. “We have found evidence that shows that Richard hasn’t worked for the military since at least 2001, but possibly much earlier than that.” Among the implications of Broadbent’s ‘exposé’ and ‘outing’ is that the alleged February 2008 UN discussions on UFOs never took place, and that a secret Navy extraterrestrial liaison program is fictitious. The problem is that the same source Broadbent uses to finally confirm the ‘outing’ of the officer in question, a retired Navy Scientist, undermines his alleged ‘exposé’.  Conveniently, Broadbent ignores key questions that arise from the ‘outing’ that lead to a contrary conclusion to his ‘exposé’. According to the scientist, Dr Bruce Maccabee, the officer in question had high security clearances in order to visit him unescorted at a secure Naval facility in 2008. That supports his claims that he was a covert operative for classified programs involving senior US Navy personnel.

In finding background information that revealed Source A/Richard Theilmann sought health insurance for surgery apparently conducted in 2008, this is what Broadbent asks.

Surely, an active duty officer of the United States Navy would not need to be a dependent of their ex-wife just in order to get an operation, they could have the operation as part of their military benefits? Surely, an active duty officer of the United States Navy would not class themselves as being “self-employed” or having to give up a contracting business? Surely, an active duty officer of the United States Navy would not need to look for employment that provides health insurance?

Broadbent goes on to answer his own questions: “Of course not, Richard Theilmann is not an active duty officer of the United States Navy otherwise he would never have found himself in such a precarious position in the first place.” Having reached this definitive conclusion, this is what Broadbent has to say about the final confirmation that led to the ‘outing’ of the officer in question:

The information we already had was more than sufficient to nail this down, but this was, after all, the man who had personally met with Source A on a navy base and indirectly ended up vouching for him.  I called him up a couple of days later and had a very productive conversation. Whilst on the phone, I told him that we had discovered the name of Source A and I wondered whether Source A had identified himself by name to him. He said he had, to which I replied “Richard?” he answered by saying “Yeah Richard, Richard Theilmann”.

This final confirmation along with other material used to reach the conclusion that Source A had not served in the military since at least 2001 led to the stark (in bold) conclusion: The Source A / UN Meeting Story as told by the Pickering’s and assisted by Source A and other personalities in the exopolitics scene is a total and utter fabrication.

Unfortunately, for Broadbent he omits to mention that the same source he used to confirm his outing of Source A, directly contradicts his ‘exposé’. The source in question is recently retired Navy scientist Dr Bruce Maccabee who in 2008 was still working at the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, in Virginia.  This is what Maccabee had to say in a 2009 interview about a meeting he had with Source A in 2008.

First of all, I work at a Navy Laboratory, at the time, he visited me, I think it was in April 2008. In a Navy Laboratory in order to get in you had to have credentials, you had to have clearances, a badge that would allow you to come in, and even if you get in, you might need an escort, if you didn’t have a sufficiently high clearance. Well Source A came right to my office, without any escort. Which tells me he had the credentials. He gave me a review of all the things he had done over the years. It … certainly looked real. At the very least, he was able to go right through the security of the laboratory and came right through to my desk. I told him how to get to the office and he did it. [Click here to listen]

So here we have a respected senior Navy scientist confirming that Source A had genuine credentials, and a very high security clearance as well to enable him to enter the facility unescorted. All that Broadbent refers to is that Dr Maccabee confirmed the officer’s identity and that was somehow the final nail in the coffin that his claims were all a hoax. It is disingenuous to use a respected authority such as Dr Maccabee to “out” someone, but totally ignore his testimony when it is contrary to the ‘exposé’ that Broadbent is pursing. If Maccabee’s testimony is to be accepted, then how was it possible for the alleged ‘fraud’ Broadbent describes in his ‘exposé’ who has not served in the military since 2001, to pass through unescorted all the security levels at a classified Naval warfare facility, and visit Maccabee in 2008?

Among the security protocols at the Naval Warfare Center were showing a valid military ID card, scanning a barcode on the back of the card, as well as other security protocols in place depending on the location and classification level of secure facilities. These might include electronic fingerprinting, retina scans, biometric readings, etc. Security clearances are regularly updated and limited to specific periods so even if Source A used an old uniform or military ID card from 2001 or earlier, how was he cleared by security personnel to enter the various levels of security and finally enter Maccabee’s secure facility in 2008?

Furthermore, it’s not just a matter of having the right security clearance to enter a highly classified facility, one also has to show cause for being there, similar to “need to know” access. In other words, some superior authority must have sanctioned Source A to travel through the various security layers in place to visit Maccabee in his secure laboratory facility because he had some reason to be there. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work through all the implications of this, but it appears that Broadbent, et al, are pretty oblivious to the implications of Maccabee’s testimony because his ‘exposé’ requires debunking Source A. Why?

Perhaps Dr Maccabee himself may have the answer. In his 2009 interview he went on to say:

As far as the meeting at the UN was concerned, he affirmed that there was one, he was there, and it was not a formal meeting of the UN. I got the impression it was an informal meeting of people who were in the subject… He did tell me some things that indicate the Navy has run into UFOs. UFOs have screwed up some Navy Systems. The Navy, apparently some high level people in the Navy feel this ought to be publicized .. that is the existence of UFOs.

The implications of Source A’s meeting and discussion with Dr Maccabee are startling. A senior Navy Scientist is discussing with an unescorted officer with high security clearance in his classified facility, issues concerning UFOs, secret UN discussions, and senior Navy personnel wanting to disclose the existence of extraterrestrial life. If Source A is not who he claims to be, then it appears that a secure US Navy facility was compromised at various security levels by someone who wanted to have a conversation about UFOs with a Navy Scientist for unknown reasons.

The outing of Source A as Richard Thielmann is a significant development for all who have been following discussions on secret UN UFO meetings. His alleged exposure as a fraud omits serious questions about his ability to enter highly classified military facilities to discuss the UFO topic. That lends credence to his original claims that he is a covert operative within the shadowy world of classified operations and UFOs sanctioned to leak information by a group of Navy admirals disenchanted with official UFO policy. Source A’s outing coincides with Admiral Dennis Blair’s forced resignation as the Director of National Intelligence. Perhaps it’s sheer coincidence but Source A’s outing may signal a push back against Navy sources in favor of UFO disclosure. If he is an exposed covert operative, his ‘outing’ is likely to have significant effects including official attempts to discredit him as a legitimate source of information that can be traced to more senior Navy officers.

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By Michael E. Salla, Ph.D.

Cover to Major Donald Keyhoe's 1955 book

The study of UFOs is commonly assumed to have began on June 23, 1947 with a sighting in Washington State by a respected local pilot Kenneth Arnold. After an interview describing what he saw, the crescent shaped objects were quickly dubbed by the media ‘flying saucers.’ Subsequent books by Major Donald Keyhoe (ret. USMC) and other popular authors of the time increasingly came to the conclusion that flying saucers were extraterrestrial in origin. The term ‘flying saucer’ more and more became associated with the extraterrestrial hypothesis. If one spoke of flying saucers, it was accepted that one was talking about technologies that had an other-worldly origin, and this had important public policy implications. Keyhoe eventually realized that the highest echelon of the military leadership in the U.S. were very anxious to cover up the extraterrestrial explanation, and ignore the conclusions of investigations conducted by even their own senior technical specialists.

Covering up the extraterrestrial element was described by Keyhoe as “The Flying Saucer Conspiracy” which was the title of his popular 1955 book. Keyhoe rightly understood that the flying saucer phenomenon had become deeply political and imbedded within the national security system with respective advocates and opponents of releasing all the evidence to the public. The scientific question about flying saucers had already been conclusively answered – they were not of terrestrial origin, at least not of any terrestrial science known at the time. The most plausible explanation was the flying saucers were extraterrestrial in origin, and the USAF was trying to steer the public from this obvious conclusion. Keyhoe’s analyses of the politics surrounding flying saucers as extraterrestrial vehicles, forms the original source for what today is better described as exopolitics – the study of extraterrestrial life and its public policy implications.

During Keyhoe’s time, the US Air Force took the brunt of accusations of a systematic cover up. The best minds of the USAF, secretly supported by the CIA and select U.S. government agencies, tried to come up with satisfactory answers to Keyhoe’s probing questions and voluminous evidence he had gathered. Some of the evidence in fact was classified data that the Air Force itself had given Keyhoe access to during a time of greater openness, but now wanted to deny in what was clearly a change of policy. The final solution adopted by the USAF in response to Keyhoe and others was to obfuscate. The key to this new policy was to introduce a term that would help steer the public away from discussion of the extraterrestrial hypothesis. In 1952, the USAF through its Project Blue Book, introduced the term Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) claiming it to be a more objective term that did not have the same extraterrestrial connotation as flying saucer. The USAF left a big question mark over the origin of UFOs.

The new term at first did not take off with the public, but over time the scientific study of UFOs has come to represent research of any unidentified flying object whether of a terrestrial or non-terrestrial origin. The flying saucer term eventually disappeared from media and public accounts of what was being witnessed in the skies and the world’s oceans. Thus the UFO term has become associated with many mundane explanations that account for many public sightings. Up to 95% of UFO sightings are routinely dismissed as having mundane explanations which is consistent with the final report of Project Blue Book in 1970 that only 6 % of UFO reports are genuinely unexplained. Proponents of the scientific study of UFOs typically respond by saying 5% or so of thousands of UFO sightings still constitutes a lot of cases that might have an extraterrestrial origin.

More recently, retired civilian contractors and/or military personal personnel have emerged to claim that many UFOs are in fact highly classified aircraft built in the US. For example, retired contractors/servicemen who worked at Area 51 claim that UFOs were mistaken sightings of the OXCART spy plane and other highly classified aircraft from the 1950s and 1960s. This explanation supports a claim by CIA historian, Gerald K. Haines, that the CIA actually encouraged UFO reports as a cover for the secret spy aircraft being built for it at Area 51. If up to 95% of UFO reports have a conventional explanation, and among the remaining 5% many in fact are highly classified aircraft, what does that mean for the extraterrestrial hypothesis? One is looking for the proverbial needle in the haystack as more historical data comes out about classified military aviation projects being misidentified as UFOs. It increasingly appears that the scientific study of UFOs is a dead end if one wants to learn the truth about whether or not extraterrestrials are visiting the earth.

Exopolitics is a relatively new discipline that focuses on evidence of extraterrestrial life, and its public policy implications. Exopolitics has two main tracks of study. These are: A., the study of scientific evidence pointing to the possibility of extraterrestrial life in the universe; and B., whistleblower and witness claims that extraterrestrials are currently visiting earth and interacting with private citizens and/or military authorities. Professor Stephen Hawking, along with astrobiology conferences held in Rome (November 2009) and London (January 2010) have recently given a major boost to the first exopolitics track. It is now “perfectly rational,” according to Hawking, for scientists to discuss the policy implications for extraterrestrial life.

For Hawking, intelligent extraterrestrials are more than likely to be marauders in search of resources and should be avoided. In contrast, the Vatican’s chief astronomer, Gabriel Funes, believes extraterrestrials are more than likely to be ethically advanced “space brothers”. No matter where one stands on this wide ranging debate, it’s important to understand that major scientists are giving serious thought to it; and that this is clearly an exopolitics debate, and not a debate over UFOs. Indeed, the same scientists who are encouraging an exopolitics debate ignore the UFO phenomenon altogether.

When it comes to the second track of exopolitics, the testimony of whistleblowers and witnesses pointing to the visitation of extraterrestrial life in advanced space vehicles, it’s important to accept that UFOs are NOT unidentified. They in fact are Identified Flying Objects whose origins are extraterrestrial in nature. According to these whistleblowers and/or witnesses, this is a well known among responsible government, military and corporate authorities. Thus the term UFO merely serves to obfuscate what these many whistleblowers/witnesses claim they have direct knowledge of, i.e., advanced extraterrestrial vehicles (ETVs) visiting our planet.

In conclusion, the rise of exopolitics in scientific debates over extraterrestrial life is to be welcomed, and is likely to quickly expand in future as more evidence is found of life supporting conditions in the universe. It is therefore important that exopolitics as a new field is not undermined by those wishing to subsume it with the scientific study of UFOs. Such a study is a dead end given the way in which the UFO term lumps together anomalous phenomena that have conventional explanations (up to 95% of sightings cases), highly classified military aircraft (remaining 5%), and objects that may be genuinely extraterrestrial in origin (again, part of the remaining 5%). Instead, something similar to the original ‘flying saucer’ term is necessary in order to be explicit that what is being discussed or investigated is a possible extraterrestrial vehicle (ETV) belonging to one or more visiting civilizations with profound (exo)political implications for our planet.

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