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Hunting UFOs at an Alien Ranch in Washington State

Article by Andrea Kasprzak                                     October 29, 2020                                           (thrillist.com)

• Since 1986, the ECETI Ranch located in the small town of Trout Lake, Washington, has been hosting people from all over the world who are interested in stargazing, alternative healing, and connecting with positive otherworldly beings. Short for “Enlightened Contact with Extraterrestrial Intelligence”, ECETI draws people from May through September to the ‘Sky Watch Weekends’ when, for a $15 donation, you can watch UFOs traverse the night sky.

• A five-hour drive south from Seattle, the ECETI compound is found at the end of a long rural road through the woods where white flags wave from pine trees and lenticular clouds loom over the majestic, white-capped Mt. Adams in the distance. There is no cell phone service. The grounds are dominated by wildflowers and even some grazing yaks. Visitors may stay overnight at the main lodge, a private cabin, or just camp out – for a fee. The ranch has a strict ‘no drugs or alcohol’ policy. Accommodations can best be described as celestial summer camp: bunk beds, few frills, many dream catchers.

• A mysterious orange watchtower is where James Gilliland, the tie-dyed and ponytailed founder and proprietor of ECETI, records his weekly radio show, As You Wish, which delves into galactic mysteries and the existence of Big Foot with various free-thinking guests.

• Gilliland claims that after near-death experiences body surfing, he saw visions of Mt. Adams. Drawn to the region, Gilliland studied the Native American lore which goes back centuries. Native American legend tells of a secret doorway into the mountain, from which otherworldly beings with healing powers would emerge. (It was near Mt. Adams that in 1947 pilot Kenneth Arnold made the first UFO sighting in modern history.) Gilliland tells his visitors that there are five different species of aliens that currently live in the base of Mt. Adams.

• At sunset, people gather in the “Field of Dreams” for the evening’s sky-watching and story-telling – tales of astral travel, Egyptian souls, and UFO encounters. No paranormal topic is taboo. Strapping on a pair of night vision goggles, Gilliland leads the “SkyWatch” as everyone stares up at the night sky. Using a laser pointer, Gilliland directs the sky-watchers attention to small balls of light traveling across the night sky, occasionally flashing, dimming and pulsating.

• There at the ranch – far away from city lights – the night sky is black as ink. But when you put on a pair of night vision goggles, the night sky lights up with stars that appeared to glow light green. The lights in the sky over ECETI seem unusually active as they whiz to and fro at various speeds. The ECETI website identifies these hovering lights as “metallic craft,” “ships,” and “large luminous objects.”

• Gilliland creates excitement by anticipating a “power up” of one of the UFOs as the people watch. During a power up, these UFOs will ‘throw off tremendous energies’, expanding to several times their original size. They seem to be under intelligent control, responding to the energies and thoughts of the people below urging them to “power up”. Then the ball of light momentarily enlarges and flashes to the cheers of the crowd. (see an ECETI promotional video and a video of a “power up” below)


         James Gilliland

“So I saw this place on a late night documentary and I’ve always wanted to go,” my friend Ash pinged me one day.

I clicked through to the homepage for ECETI, short for “Enlightened Contact with Extraterrestrial Intelligence.” Located on a ranch in the small town of Trout Lake, Washington, ECETI professes a mighty mission: “To help with public awareness of the E.T. reality and to assist people with connecting to positive otherworldly beings.”

“This looks like a Christopher Pike novel,” I typed back. “I’m in.”

After a five hour drive south from Seattle, we arrived at the ranch. It’s entrance was marked by ECETI’s official logo: a winged golden heart with a lion’s face. Continuing down the long, wooded road, our cell phone signals cut out. White flags of peace flapped from the pine trees. Lenticular clouds loomed over the majestic, white-capped Mt. Adams in the distance.

I felt like I had fallen off the map of reality and into the pages of some YA fantasy fiction.

                     Mt. Adams

ECETI FOUNDER JAMES GILLILAND has been hosting people at his ranch since 1986. Seekers from all over the world come to stargaze, explore alternative healing techniques, and speculate about the possibility that we’re not alone in the universe. The biggest draw is the SkyWatch Weekends, which Gilliland hosts May through September. The hope is that, for a $15 donation, you can see some UFOs.

Arriving with zero expectations, Ash and I parked in the dirt lot and went inside the main lodge to pay for a night’s stay. (While you don’t have to stay overnight to attend a SkyWatch, we opted for the full experience.) Visitors can camp out on the property for a suggested donation of $10 a night, or shack up in a guest room, yurt, or private cabin ($75-$125). Accommodations can best be described as celestial summer camp: bunk beds, few frills, many dream catchers.

Paying cash (this is not a credit card kind of place), Ash gently nudged me and pointed to the man standing behind us. “That’s James.”

With his tie-dyed shirt and scrappy ponytail, James Gilliand looks more like a Deadhead than the self-appointed wingman for interdimensional beings. Gilliland claims he saw visions of Mt. Adams after several near-death experiences body surfing. He was drawn to the lore of this region, which goes back centuries: One Native American legend told of a secret doorway in the mountain, from which otherworldly beings with healing powers would emerge. And it was near Mt. Adams that, in 1947, pilot Kenneth Arnold made the first UFO sighting in modern history.

“There’s five different species of aliens that live in the base of the mountain,” Gilliland told us, as nonchalantly as someone placing their morning coffee order.

We smiled, nodded, and scurried off to explore the property. Like Pee Wee’s Playhouse for the paranormal, there are wildflowers as far as the eye can see, a handful of yaks wandering around, and a mysterious orange watchtower. I later learned this is where Gilliland records his weekly radio show, As You Wish, which speculates about galactic mysteries and the existence of Big Foot with various free-thinking guests.

3:45 minute ECEIT Ranch promo with James Gilliland (‘ECETI Stargate Official YouTube Channel’ YouTube)

40 sec ‘Major Power Up & 2 Crafts’, July 2016 (‘ECETI Stargate Official YouTube Channel’ YouTube)


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Dimensions of Disclosure 2019: Taking the Pulse of a Movement

by Nikki Lyn Pugh

Imagine this scene: It is Dimensions of Disclosure 2019. Two men with VERY different backgrounds and appearance are on stage. One is a seasoned ex-CIA agent in a starched collared shirt, glasses and short haircut. The other is an ex-rocker, researcher and founding member of the International Tribunal for National Justice. The two take turns answering questions from a diverse crowd of hundreds.

Dimensions of Disclosure Highlight #1: Sacha Stone and Robert David Steele

In this age where brawling is the norm in political debate, the interaction between these two presenters seems a bit odd at first. Something is missing: where is all the name-calling and cheap shots? In its place is something quite uncommon and refreshing. Despite their differences, there is a noticeable fondness and respect for each other as the Q & A proceeds. Moments of tension turn to good-natured banter and laughter in just the right measure. The audience, including this reporter, appreciates what each of these dedicated experts have to say, and also the way they say it. The room is electric with the passion, wit, intelligence, heart and the mutual respect that these powerhouse speakers radiate.

                Robert David Steele

I am referring to the now-infamous mainstage Q & A with Sacha Stone and Robert David Steele on Day Two of Dimensions of Disclosure 2019, which took place August 23-25 at the Ventura Beach Marriot Hotel in Ventura, California. I point this scene out specifically because it stands as a symbol for not only what an open and lively debate in a constitutional republic can and should look like, but also what Dimensions of Disclosure itself has come to stand for over its three years of existence.

                         Sacha Stone

Dimensions of Disclosure continues to take the pulse of the disclosure movement like no other event can. This year’s conference saw attendance swell to nearly 700 ticket buyers and the topics were expanded as well, keeping up with the fast pace in which everything seems to be happening on the disclosure front these days. I don’t know about you, but to me it feels as if humanity in general is busting at the seams. This year’s conference absolutely reflected the intense and accelerated energy that exists on the planet at this time.

Something For Everyone

Both the main stage and the workshops were graced with speakers as diverse as Stone who gave a mind-blowing presentation on advanced technologies, to Jordan Sather of ‘Destroying the Illusion’ getting into the nitty-gritty about Q Anon, censorship and personal growth. Other presenters included James Gilliland, Leon Isaac Kennedy, Laura Eisenhower, John DeSouza, Elizabeth Wilcock, Lonebear Sanipass, and of course, Corey Goode, Dr. Michael Salla, and David Wilcock. Goode and Wilcock’s Saturday night “chat” brought forth the very latest disclosure revelations from the ‘Alliance’ as well as what may be on the horizon regarding the ‘Solar Flash Event’.

           Jordan Sather

Besides the presenters, there were plenty of opportunities to unwind, walk on the beach, sit in the grass, interact, eat healthy food and just chill. Buenaventura Park located next door to the hotel offered a place to meditate or to do some dancing at the end of the day. It was also where you could catch the free community workshops, early morning yoga, and the daily 11:11 am meditations. Zuni elder Clifford Mahooty and Reiki master Jaimee Barrington offered a soul-nourishing opening ceremony at the park on Friday morning.

                   Laura Eisenhower

For anyone wanting to get their “beach on” as well as their disclosure fix, the park was ideal as it was literally one block from the sand dune beach of the Pacific Ocean. Sky Kubby of ‘Medicinal Foods’ led a group of us in an early Saturday morning Bagua Tai Chi warm up class. It was very grounded and perfect for helping to prepare for a busy conference day.

Highlight #2: Leon Kennedy and James Gilliland

While there were many opportunities to interact and stay busy during the weekend, this writer appreciated the opportunity to slow down, to be in the present and grow in consciousness at the event. When I find someone who is able to combine topics of alien life and spirituality together in one enchilada that is both practical and mind-expanding, they do have my attention. This is what the next two speakers whom I will highlight brought to the table.

         David Wilcock
              Corey Goode

Actor and producer Leon Kennedy is a Hollywood legend who, as he says, was “yanked” into non-traditional Christian ministry after many years in the music and film industry. He received the “Divine message” to specifically work within the disclosure community. He now regularly speaks at conferences such as Dimensions of Disclosure. Kennedy is the media manager for David Wilcock and Corey Goode, amongst others, and was recently featured on the popular YouTube show “Edge of Wonder”.

It is hard to describe in words exactly what it is like to experience a Leon Kennedy presentation. It is part disclosure speech and part revival, with a whole lot of inspiration and healing thrown in for good measure. Kennedy takes you to the edge of the cosmos, mentally and emotionally. At the same time, he keeps it real by focusing on issues such as forgiveness, personal responsibility, generational patterns, the power of prayer and those crazy thoughts that run through our heads at the most inopportune times. (Hint: Sometimes they aren’t YOUR thoughts at all!) If you get a chance, check out Leon for yourself. You won’t be disappointed.

                      Clifford Mahooty
          Dr. Michael Salla

Another delight which satisfied my searching for both external truths and inner spiritual development was a presentation given on Sunday by James Gilliland of ECETI Ranch in Trout, Washington. ECETI stands for ‘Enlightened Contact with Extra Terrestrial Intelligence’. His ranch, near Mount Adams, is well-known for interaction with ET and inner earth beings. On his multi-acre ranch Gilliland hosts weekend retreats and conferences. Those looking for their own personal ET contact experiences are rarely disappointed.

             Leon Kennedy
                   James Gilliland

On stage, Gilliland is soft-spoken and as unpretentious as they come. The dozens of slides he showed of strange craft, light forms, and actual beings caught on camera were truly remarkable. Gilliland’s presentation left me with a lot to contemplate about our human (and not so human) origins, about contact that is happening now, and about how to grow spiritually in order to prepare for heightened ET contact. At the end of his talk I also felt a sense of optimism that comes from knowing that we may have a lot more benevolent “help” than we think we have down here on Earth.

“The more you expand in consciousness, the more you make alliances with higher beings to help fend off dark forces,” says James Gilliland.

Now that is something to think about!

                                                              Highlight #3: Panel Discussion

             John DeSouza

The event wrapped up with all of the “heavy hitters” on stage for a panel discussion and to introduce a new movie, Cosmic Secret, the follow-up film to last year’s Above Majestic, tentatively scheduled to premiere this November. David Wilcock and Corey Goode were among the panelists, along with Laura Eisenhower, Jordan Sather, Elizabeth Wilcock, Leon Kennedy, James Gilliland, Clifford Mahooty, ex-FBI agent John DeSouza, Dr Michael Salla, the new film’s director Roger Richards, and “Edge of Wonder’s” Rob & Ben who served as the conference’s Masters of Ceremony.

The panel took questions from the live audience as well as from the nearly 4000

      Rob & Ben from “Edge of Wonder”

people watching online via Livestream. Again, as had been the case all weekend, the intelligence and insight of the questioners was impressive. This was a crowd who had obviously done their homework. The presenters on stage spoke from the heart, particularly about the challenges that they had endured over the last year that has made getting the disclosure message out increasingly difficult.

But ‘get the message out’ they did! The big question we have now is: Will we have to wait a whole year for the next Dimensions of Disclosure conference? I hope not!



Nikki Lyn Pugh, MFA, INHC is a writer, health coach, traveler and teacher who looks up at the sky often to say hello to her cosmic cousins. When she is not in Northern New Mexico, she can be found road tripping in her little blue Yaris “Blueberry.”

You can find out more information about Nikki at thegentletraveler.com. Also check out her upcoming series on YouTube, QAnon101, set to launch October 1, 2019.

Amazing video of multidimensional object filmed over Mt Adams, Washington State

James Gilliland is the founder of the Enlightened Contact with Extraterrestrial Intelligence (ECETI) Ranch established at Mt Adams, Washington State. Over the years since its founding, James has filmed some of the most extraordinary videos of UFOs and/or multidimensional beings ever captured. The videos have been featured in a number of documentaries and witnessed by hundreds of individuals. Scientists from different government agencies have visited to examine the UFO sightings at his Mt Adams retreat. Below is an amazing video of a UFO/multidimensional being filmed from his ECETI ranch on August 13, 2010.

For more info read the following article: "Amazing UFO video supports claim of alien base inside Mt Adams, Washington."

To learn more about James Gilliland & ECETI visit his website at: www.ECETI.org ..

James is a featured speaker at the 5th Annual Earth Transformation Conference on the Big Island of Hawaii, Dec 29 to Jan 2, 2011

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