Evolving Picture - A
joint presentation by Dr. John Mack & Dr. Veronica Goodchild
the past twelve years I have worked intensively with hundreds of
individuals from many walks of life in several cultures who have
reported profound, life changing, experiences, through
encounters with human-like beings, reaching them apparently from
other dimensions. In speaking and writing about these people, I
have come to appreciate the problems that readers and audiences
have in thinking about matters that seem so far outside of the
bounds of reality that have been defined by their education and
is my purpose in this presentation to describe the emerging
worldview, the new "story of the universe" (Swimme and
Berry), to try to explain why its evident truths are so
intensely resisted, and to offer some ideas about what is needed
to bring about a necessary transformation of thinking. The heart
of the challenge lies in our understanding of knowledge itself,
the purpose of knowledge, and our ways of knowing.
question of what knowledge is for has been brought into
the center of our awareness by the increasing realization that
knowledge for knowledge's sake without attention to context and
responsibility can bring measureless harm. We need to remember
that knowledge and the act of knowing are themselves sacred
pursuits (Nasr), and that the purpose of all knowledge, as was
once understood, is to enable us to discover the sacred core of
reality and reconnect with the divine or what Huxley called
"the ground of being. "
to my thesis will be the importance of entering and knowing the
realms of the sacred through what I will call Witnessing. A
Witness performs a sacred truth-telling function that is well
known in some religious traditions; in Buddhist traditions
attention is given to clarity of mind, absence of other agendas
and an apparent "intimacy of knowing" (Bowman) which
leaves no doubt in a hearer's mind that he is in the presence of
an authentic Witness. Psychiatrist Robert J. Lifton, has
suggested the term "Professional Witness" to refer to
a person who, by virtue of status, integrity, depth of
knowledge, perceived social responsibility, or close-up
experience, calls attention to events or matters in a culture
which, if ignored, would imperil that society's vitality, or
even its moral and physical survival.
the case of experiences that are considered extraordinary by
virtue of being at odds with a prevailing worldview,
experiencers become Witnesses by having been so affected by what
they have undergone that they are in some ways profoundly
changed--possessing, for example, new skills and capabilities or
moral concerns, or making new life choices.
abduction experiencers fulfill the criteria of authentic
Witnesses, and it is of vital importance that we take seriously
what they are reporting to us. I will try to make the case that
the careful study of human experience such as UFO-related
encounters, especially through the use of what has been called
non-ordinary states of consciousness (states that have been
considered anything but non-ordinary in traditional cultures
throughout human history), leads inevitably to experiencing once
again the sacred quality of all reality and being.
E. Mack, M.D., is professor of psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School
and founding director of the Center for Psychology and Social Change.
As a child and adult psychoanalyst he has applied the insights of depth
psychology to address the roots of the Cold War, the global ecological
crisis, ethno-nationalism, and other collective phenomena that inform
our understanding of human identity. Since 1990 he has worked with over
200 individuals from six continents who have experienced encounters with
In 1993 Dr. Mack founded the Program
for Extraordinary Experience Research (PEER), to continue this work
and also to explore the varieties of extraordinary experience. His
publications include A Prince of Our Disorder, a Pulitzer Prizewinning
biography of T.E. Lawrence, and Abduction. His latest book, Passport to
the Cosmos, is now available in paperback.
ENCOUNTERS: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND THE ABDUCTION EXPERIENCE
extremely important new cases will be revealed for the first time.
The central discussion will be a study of a number of childhood
abductions I have investigated and the influence of these
experiences on the abductees' subsequent psychological development.
Hopkins is a world-renowned artist, author, and pioneer UFO
abduction researcher. Having investigated well over 700
cases, he now heads the Intruders Foundation, a nonprofit, scientific
and support organization. Budd first became interested in
the UFO phenomenon when he and two others had a daylight UFO sighting
near Truro, Massachusetts, in 1964. In 1975 he carried out
major investigation which involved a UFO landing and
occupant incident in North Hudson Park, NJ. Shortly thereafter, he began
concentrate on the investigation of the UFO abduction
phenomenon, which led to the
eventual publication of his findings. Taken together, his
three books, Missing Time,
1981, Intruders, 1987, and Witnessed, 1996, are widely
regarded by researchers
and skeptics alike as comprising the most influential
series of books yet published on the abduction phenomenon. These works,
Hopkins' lectures, and his other presentations have been
responsible for bringing a
number of other noted researchers-David
Jacobs, John Carpenter, Yvonne Smith, and John Mack,
among others-into this extraordinary
area of specialization. His documented discoveries have
become the basis of most
later abduction investigations and research.
Budd Hopkins has long been considered
ufology's most visible
figure. He pioneered and continues to lead the
investigation into the
most controversial aspect of the UFO phenomenon-the
systematic abduction of human beings by UFO occupants. As the world's
premier expert on this issue, he has worked with more than
one thousand people who have reported abduction experiences over
the past twenty years. These individuals come from all
walks of life
and include physicians, psychiatrists, attorneys, police
military personnel, political figures, personalities from
entertainment world, and even a NASA scientist.
A prolific writer and internationally
respected painter, Hopkins has
delivered hundreds of UFO lectures around this country and
around the world. His groundbreaking first book, Missing Time, was the
first work to compare a number of UFO abduction cases in
order to isolate the patterns they revealed. His second book,
Incredible Visitation at Copley Woods, was a New York
Times bestseller and the basis for the
popular 1992 CBS miniseries, Intruders, which has since
been broadcast internationally. His widely
acclaimed latest book is Witnessed-The True Story of the
Brooklyn Bridge UFO Abductions.
Hopkins' goal has always been to bring an
scientific intelligence to bear on the UFO abduction
phenomenon. To this end, he founded the Intruders Foundation (IF) in
1989. IF is a
nonprofit organization devoted to research and public
education concerning this extraordinary enigma. They publish a respected
journal, as well as offer a nationwide referral service
for those wishing to explore their own suspected abduction
Despite its extremely controversial nature,
Hopkins' research has
received serious commentary in such mainstream
publications as Time, Paris Match, The Washington Post, The New York
The New York Review of Books, Omni, People, and
Cosmopolitan. He has been a guest on
hundreds of television and
radio programs including Nightline, Good Morning America,
The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Tonight Show,
Charlie Rose, Larry King Live, The Charles Grodin Show,
Sally Jesse Raphael, The Geraldo Rivera Show, 20/20, 48 Hours,
Unsolved Mysteries, Encounters, A Current Affair,
Nightwatch, The Late Show, The Art Bell Show, Tom Snyder, The Laura Lee
Show, Hieronimus & Company, Weekend Edition (National
Public Radio), Voice of America, Armed Forces Radio, numerous BBC
affiliates, and many other shows and forums.
Disclosure: An Analysis of Government
and Military Witness Testimony
and the Implications
Greer has completed the first phase of The Witness Archive Project in
which he and his team have interviewed military, government and
intelligence witnesses to the UFO phenomena. In this talk he will discuss
their groundbreaking testimony and its implications. While one story
itself would be astounding when the information is put together the whole
is definitely bigger than the sum of its parts.The evidence is irrefutable
and the implications hold the key to the survival of the planet.
Steven Greer is the founder and international director of the Center for
the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CSETI). A lifetime member of
Alpha Omega Alpha, the nation's most prestigious medical honor society,
Dr. Greer is an emergency physician and former chairman of the Department
of Emergency Medicine at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.
Greer, as director of CSETI, has led research teams throughout the world
investigating the existence of ETI, and on several occasions has
successfully established preliminary contact and communication with
extraterrestrial spacecraft at close range.
has written "Extraterrestrial Contact:
The Evidence and Implications" which has been acclaimed as one of
the most comprehensive and insightful books on the subject.
has met with and provided briefings for senior members of government,
military and intelligence operations in the United States and around the
world, including senior CIA officials, Joint Chiefs of Staff, White House
staff, senior members of Congress and congressional committees, senior
United Nations leader-ship and diplomats, senior military officials in the
United Kingdom and Europe and cabinet-level staff members of the Japanese
government, among others.
Greer has been seen and heard by millions world-wide on shows such as The
Larry King Show, CBS, the BBC, NTV in Japan, "Sightings" and
"Encounters" TV programs in the U.S., the Armstrong Williams
radio show plus dozens of other TV and radio programs.
has addressed tens of thousands of people live at conferences and lectures
around the world including the international convention for MENSA, the
high IQ group, The Institute of Noetic Sciences Board of Directors, and
the Sierra Club.
brings a unique combination of scientific knowledge, credibility, vision,
humor and inspiration to his lectures. Dr. Greer relies on first hand
knowledge of extraterrestrial activity world wide, and has direct sources
for information regarding covert operations dealing with the subject.
of his work are as diverse as Apollo astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell, who
walked on the moon in Apollo 14, to benefactor and philanthropist Laurance
Rockefeller, to former British Ministry of Defense Head and five star
admiral Lord Hill-Norton, to the late folk legend Burl Ives.
scope of Dr. Greer's knowledge and experience permits him to address a
virtually limitless diversity of audiences. He is able to relate the ETI
subject to political and national security issues, consciousness studies,
space exploration, the environment, religion and spirituality, world peace
and disarmament issues, global transformation, new sciences, free energy,
studies regarding our future and many other areas.
Greer is married. He and his wife, Emily, have four daughters and reside
in the Charlottesville, Virginia area.
Maussan was born in Mexico City, and earned a B.A. degree in radio and
television from the Miami University in Ohio. He has enjoyed a 25 year
career in the media, during which he has received numerous awards, and is
now General Director and Anchorman of "60 Minutes" Mexico. He
has produced 20 commercial videos for "Programas de Investigacion",
achieving leadership for an independent production company in Mexico. He
also produces a radio program "Jaime Maussan, UFOs and other
Mysteries", which has become one of the most popular shows in Mexico.
1991 marked the date of one of the most important solar eclipses of our
century, and in Mexico, the beginning of the most amazing UFO waves in the
world! Thousands of people in many places have witnessed ( and recorded on
video tape ) these UFO sightings. In just 5 years Maussan has compiled
over 5,000 videos and photos from eyewitnesses to make what is now one of
the largest collections of UFO videos in the world. Within "The UFO
Anthology Vol-1" you will meet Jaime and see first hand some of the
most startling UFO footage you have ever seen, including moving UFO
formations, mother ships, UFOs flying near airplanes, clear, sharp video
of UFOs in broad daylight, spaceships of light and more!
Tunneling Through The Cosmic Neighborhood
was many years ago when the science fiction media (TV,
film and novels) began to adopt traversable wormholes, and more
recently "stargates", for interstellar travel schemes
that allowed their heroes and heroines to travel the
Little did anyone outside of theoretical physics know
but that in
1985 physicist Kip Thorne and his students at CalTech
had in fact
proved the principle of traversable wormholes right out
Einstein's General Theory of Relativity (GTR, published
Thorne et al did this as an academic exercise, and in the form of
problems for a physics final exam, at the request of Carl Sagan who had
then completed the draft of his novel "Contact".
Sagan wanted to follow the genre called science "faction", whereby the
story's plot would rely on cutting-edge physics concepts to make the it more
realistic and technically plausible. This little exercise ended up
becoming one of the greatest cottage industries in general relativity
physics research - the study of traversable wormholes and time machines.
Real stargates exist in principle, they are merely a form of
what are called traversable wormholes. These are unlike the well
known Einstein-Rosen Bridges that are formed from collapsed (black
holes) or non-collapsed stars or dense balls of matter.
Black holes are collapsed stars that have all their mass concentrated in an
infinitesimal point where the gravity field crushes spacetime
and all matter.
Wormholes are tunnels through spacetime connecting
together either different remote
locations within our universe or two
different universes, they even connect together
different dimensions and
different times. In either case, there is the black hole
the ball of non-collapsed matter which totally blocks
the way through the tunnel. A traversable wormhole neither has a
singularity nor a dense ball of non-collapsed matter
the the tunnel. Also, traversable wormholes do not
possess an event
horizon, which is a region of ultra-high gravitational
strength separating the inside space surrounding the
singularity from the outside universe. Once you go
through a black
hole's event horizon, you can never come back out
because you will have
to attain greater than light speed to escape.
Traversable wormholes are gentle creatures of GTR
allowing for very comfortable travel
through the Cosmic Neighborhood.
They possess normal time flow, normal or nonexistent
stresses on space travelers, and their entry/exit
openings (or throats) are spherically shaped. A byproduct of
studies has been the development of so-called aspheric
is to say wormholes possessing flat entry/exit openings.
These are essentially what a true stargate or flat
space/time and dimensions would be. I will address
stargate-wormholes can provide a testable hypothesis
explaining much of the UFO
Davis received his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the
Arizona in 1991. His fields of specialization include
exploration of the outer solar system, planetary
relativity theory and cosmology, space mission
engineering, and NASA Breakthrough Propulsion Physics. Dr. Davis is
Aerospace/Astro-Physics researcher at the National
Discovery Science in Las Vegas, Nevada. He also
and serves as a consultant to the NASA Breakthrough
Physics program, and is a team leader on the Advanced
Transport Technology Assessment (Breakthrough Propulsion
Physics) Group with the Montana State Aerospace
Davis began his graduate work as a mission support and research
assistant with the Infrared Astronomical Satellite group at the
Steward Observatory in Tucson, Arizona. In 1985, he joined the
Voyager Ultraviolet Spectrometer Experiment group at the Lunar
& Planetary Lab in Tucson where he conducted research on
Jupiter's magnetosphere, the Uranus and Neptune planetary
encounters, and participated in the Voyager 1 & 2 space
completion of his doctorate, he became an associate faculty and
interim director for the Arizona Astronomy Education Center at
Pima College in Tucson. In 1995 Dr. Davis was appointed to the
faculty of physical/computer sciences & mathematics, in
addition to providing Air Force sponsored space mission
engineering and Korean theater space reconnaissance training, at
the University of Maryland Asian Division where he was stationed
at the 8th Fighter Wing in Kunsan, South Korea.
Davis has authored papers and given recognized presentations on
quantum vacuum (zero point energy), wormhole, warp drive and
antimatter propulsion physics. He has also been recognized by
the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for
outstanding contributions to national defense and space public
policy, and received recognition from the State of Arizona
Economic Conversion Council for contributions to commercial
conversion of small-medium space and defense businesses in
Davis is a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, Senior
Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics &
Astronautics and member of the American Astronomical Society. He
has served in the capacity of Chief Executive Officer and
Chairman, as well as board director, for these and other
chapters of professional engineering organizations.
"CITIZENSHIP" IN OUR GALACTIC
NEW HUMAN PARADIGM
as a species, are just beginning to discern the vague contours of the
specific sub-component elemental "belief systems" which might
go into making up "The New Paradigm" which will arise within
our human civilization as we fully and consciously embrace the presence,
within our Universe and within our galaxy - of another fully
intelligent, highly-technologically-advanced...and even
"spiritually" mature ...other sentient civilization.
hope that, with the "discovery" of this other intelligent and
highly-technologically-developed civilization within our galaxy (which
appears to be developed vastly in advance of ours) will NOT cause our
civilization or our species to go the way of other cultures
(such as those of the Native North American Indigenous Culture, the
cultures of the remote Amazonian Rain Forests, or the cultures of only
recently-discovered primitive tribal cultures discovered on tiny remote
islands in the South Pacific Ocean) when they were
"encountered" by the vastly more highly-developed,
technological and intellectual cultures of our Western Civilization.
any Extra Terrestrial Civilization which is capable of traveling to us
from the distant stars may exceed the development of our civilization on
our planet by many millions of years. And those cultures identified
above and those peoples were totally decimated, dispersed and
destroyed by their encounter with our Western Civilization which was
only mere hundreds of years more advanced than theirs.
the other hand, those of us who are cognizant of the almost unimaginable
advances that might be offered to us by such an inter-stellar
civilization, also hope that our human civilization will not respond to
officially-confirmed contact with this civilization with a undue
bellicose and potentially self-destructive show of attempted military
force or hostility.
is my major present concern.
"Third Option" must surely be open to us...a path into this
is the task of those among us who recognize the extraordinary positive
potential of this momentous moment in our human history, but who are
also aware of its potential dangers, to set about doing the difficult
and disciplined work that will be necessary to discern and identify the
ways in which our present dominant human "Worldview" will have
to be "modified" to accommodate this "new reality"
without shattering us and leaving us, therefore, defenseless and unduly
subservient to this new Extra Terrestrial Species or, on the other
hand, instigating us, through fear, to conduct ourselves in an unduly
bellicose and hostile manner to their approach to us.
task will require long and difficult work. But this task can, and will,
be accomplished if we focus clearly on: (1) identifying exactly what
the component elemental beliefs are which go into making up a
fully-integrated Human "Worldview"; (2) identifying the
dominant Human Worldview(s) which are presently operative within our
human culture at the present time (which will have to be
"supplemented" or "modified" in order to integrate
the "reality" of Extra Terrestrial Intelligence into them; and
(3) objectively constructing new beliefs pertaining to each of the
component "elements" which are essential to the construction
of a new, fully-integrated Human Worldview.
must be accomplished within the lifetimes of those of us who were born
in the 20th Century and are presently reading this essay - in
order to prepare our human family for what is coming to us in the 21st
Century. If we perform our task well, our human species will survive and
we will successfully take our place, as equals, among the numerous
civilizations which populate the stars.
we do not, we shall surely perish through either our complete
subservience to and dissolution into a much more vast and sophisticated
civilization than ours which has been created, over millions of years,
by a species, or by numerous species, of Beings so far beyond our human
comprehension and appreciation that we prove to be totally incapable of
offering to this civilization that quality of being which makes us, as a
species, uniquely "worthy" to participate in that larger
civilization as equals...or through a vain and senseless effort to
engage this highly- advanced civilization in war, through the
construction, deployment and utilization of some new generation of what
we view to be "sophisticated" human weaponry - perhaps
"back-engineered" from devises seized or recovered from
members of the early expeditionary forces of this Extra Terrestrial
civilization to our world whom we have encountered over the past 50
former General Counsel of The United States Jesuit Headquarters
National Office of Social Ministry in Washington, D.C. and a Candidate
for the Catholic Priesthood in the Jesuit Order, I share Jesuit Priest
Teilhard de Chardins optimism about the evolutionary potential of our
human species. I do not wish to see our species "swallowed up"
in the vastness of space or dissolved into a larger and ultimately
"alien" species or civilization. Nor do I wish to see us
destroy ourselves through the wrong-headed attempted application of
"advanced" human technology (nuclear, "zero-point",
cold-fusion or other) in a vain effort to isolate ourselves from this
species and from this larger civilization.
a believer in the ultimately spiritual "mission" of our human
species "incarnated" within our physical Universe, I wish to
see (and to participate in) our human familys "earning" of
our rightful and unique "place" among the pantheon of sentient
species in our Universe who have, like us, been "incarnated"
in our Universe.
this end, I dedicate myself and my remaining years within this
"incarnation"- to the task identified in this essay.
hope that you will join with me in this endeavor and with my
brothers and sisters, here on our planet and out among the stars who
join with us in this noble task.
God (whatever you might believe this phenomenon to be) bless us all in
our going forward to achieve this important mission.
Sheehan lawyer and social activist who founded the Christic Institute
delivered an outstanding lecture last night at MUFON-LA and I would like
to comment on some astounding points he made. First, let me give some
background. "Christic Institute is an interfaith center for law and
national policy in the public interest. We commit our resources to legal
investigations carefully selected for their potential to advance human
rights, social justice, and personal freedom-at home and abroad."
>From the Introduction to his talk to the audience at MUFON-LA: June
21 Meeting (QUOTE) Daniel Sheehan
PROBABILITY OF A PUBLIC ENCOUNTER WITH EXTRATERRESTRIALS IN THE 21st
CENTURY and the public policy implications of such contact on American
foreign policy, military policy and national security. DAN SHEEHAN is a
social activist who has spent virtually his entire life working on
progressive social programs and initiatives. As the Legal Counsel on
such nationally-recognized investigative cases involving government
covert operations as The Karen Silkwood Case, The Iran/Contra Case, The
Pentagon Papers Case, The Watergate Burglary Case, and The American
Sanctuary Movement Case, Dan brings to the issue of Extraterrestrial
Intelligence and the UFO Phenomenon a unique background in investigating
and exposing the world of American governmental covert operations,
"black budget" operations, mind control programs, government
disinformation projects, covert warfare and clandestine operations. He
established the Christic Institute in Washington, DC, which for nearly
two decades was the country's preeminent public-interest law firm.
In 1994 Dan defended Dr. John Mack before his inquisition by an
Investigatory panel of the Harvard Medical School after Dr. Mack's
courageous publication of "Abduction: Human Encounters With
Aliens." This was not his first, nor his last, encounter with the
important issue of Alien Intelligence and American Law. In 1977, while
General Counsel to the United States Jesuit Office of Social Ministry in
Washington, DC., he served as a Special Consultant to the United States
Library of Congress Congressional Research Office Project on
Extraterrestrial Intelligence ordered by President Jimmy Carter. In this
capacity, Dan was given access not only to the classified portions of
the United States Air Force's infamous "Project Blue Book"
files but to the confidential report prepared for the Science &
Technology Committee of the United States Congress by the Library of
Congress Congressional Research Office pursuant to this Presidential
Today, Dan is director of The Strategic Initiative To Identify The New
Paradigm which was one of the six Strategic Initiatives of the State of
The world Forum of President Gorbachev. In this organization, Dan shares
the responsibility for formulation of a new world view integrating into
all of the classical fields of human knowledge (Cosmology, Theology,
Philosophy, Physical Science, Psychology, Ethics, Ontology,
Epistemology, Human Teleology) the now virtually universally accepted
FACT of the existence of extraterrestrial Intelligence in our Universe
and the growingly-accepted fact that representatives of one or more of
these extraterrestrial civilizations are presently visiting our planet
and interacting with members of our species. (END QUOTE)
NOTE: The range of interests given above is reminiscent of those given
by Joe Firmage. I want to make a statement about his very articulate
presentation in two parts.
1) He told the story of how, during the Carter administration, in 1977
Carter requested UFO information from then-CIA Director George Bush and
the request was declined by Bush. However, a confidential report was
prepared for Carter and Sheehan, through connections, and a woman named
Marcia (sorry, I did not write down the name, but intend to get more
details on this story) he was given access to old microfilm files in a
new wing of the National Archives which had armed guards stationed at
the entrance. There he hand-cranked through the microfilm records.
He stated there were two primary reports, one on the UFO phenomena, and
one on extraterrestrial life. He described how, rolling through the
microfilm, he encountered some clear photos showing a "flying
saucer" embedded in snow and surrounded by USAF personnel wearing
parkas. He could even see visible name tags. The clarity of these photos
impressed him. He could even make out symbols on the hull of the craft.
He did not elaborate on the other report except to say that it concluded
that there were at least two and as many as six extraterrestrial
civilizations in our local galaxy coming to earth. Now this is quite a
statement and indicates that microfilmed documents exist that definitely
support something much more than microbes from Mars. Aside from all the
issues that this may raise on the truthfulness of his statements, the
authenticity of the microfilm record, etc, he went on to propose that we
look at the implications for including the existence of extraterrestrial
civilizations in a new public policy paradigm for the new millennium.
The consequence of retrievals of alien technology, back engineering
efforts and covert programs to build a real Star Wars defense system and
bring about a Global National Security State will affect everyone on the
We can acknowledge threats to humanity as far as growing hunger and
poverty, global warming and changes in our ecosystem, threats of nuclear
confrontations with Asian powers, but Daniel felt we should also make
public the potential threat of extraterrestrial powers (and he was not
emphasizing that ETs were all a threat), but that a covert program is
arming us for such an eventuality. Something to think about on our long
road to uncover the Truth.
was born in Miami, Florida, January 10, 1946. I think the
population was somewhere around a hundred thousand people back
then. Until I was four, I lived in a garage under what used to
be a Saloon and Beer hall, on about Ninth Street and Northwest
2nd Avenue, just off the Miami River. It was constructed about
1875. Somebody converted it into a house in the 1920s, and
I always remember it as being Grandmas house. My great
grandmother showed me pictures of the place when I was about
12. Theres a dugout canoe at a dock in the rear, and swamp
as far as the eye can see.
moved something like eight times between Kindergarten and high
school graduation, but I always went to the same schools--St.
Marys for elementary and Archbishop Curley the last four
years. I enrolled at the University of Miami, but never made
it through Orientation. I had gone from a high school with an
average class sizes of 25, to a room with 1,600 kids. The only
thing I remember about that day was giving away some very
expensive books. In a time when it wasnt hip, and to my
mothers dismay, I decided instead to volunteer for the
United States Army.
Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, I was
recruited into the Army Security Agency and received my
advanced training at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, where I saw
my first snow fall. I graduated first in my class, which
earned me a Corporal grade, but more importantly, a first
assignment to Eleuthera in the Bahamas. The rest of my class
was block-allocated to the Republic of South Vietnam, a place
I would eventually get to visit some years later. I
subsequently served 13 consecutive years overseas, with
assignments that took me to more than twenty different
countries and hundreds of different cities.
returned to America in late 1977, accepting a commission as a
Warrant Officer, as well as an assignment to Headquarters,
Intelligence and Security Command. Less than a year later I
was recruited as Remote Viewer #001 of the very black and very
sensitive Psychic Spy unit now known as STARGATE. As one of
the original viewers with that unit, I helped design and build
an effective paranormal collection and support unit that
serviced nearly all major Intelligence Agencies within the
Federal Government for a period exceeding seventeen years.
1984, I retired from the military as a Chief Warrant Officer,
and moved to the mountains of Central Virginia. It was there
that I met, courted, and married Ms. Nancy Lea Honeycutt. She
was the stepdaughter of Mr. Robert A. Monroe, author of Journeys
Out of the Body. She was also the Director of The Monroe
Institute, a place she helped her stepfather design and build.
More importantly, she was the light of my life. Had it not
been for her, I am sure that I would not have survived the
major heart attack I had in 1985. I had open-heart surgery
before my 39th birthday. As a focus for recovery,
we then designed and built a 5,000 square foot house together.
It sits on the face of a mountainside, with a 270 degree view
of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
immediately after retiring, I was also hired by the Cognitive
Sciences Lab, which was responsible for the research and
development side of the STARGATE Project. I was hired as both
a remote viewer as well as a research associate. I am fully
employed by that same lab today. We are continuing to dig very
deeply into the mystery behind psychic functioning and other
the past fifteen years, I have written two non-fiction books
about remote viewing. One is titled MIND TREK, which
was published in 1993, and revised in 1997. The other is
titled THE ULTIMATE TIME MACHINE, and it will hit the
streets early December, 1998. Both books are published by Hampton
Roads Publishing of Charlottesville, Virginia. I have also
written a number of fictional novels on various subjects. A
NECESSARY EVIL centers on the Vietnam War. BLACK THAI is
a story that takes place in northern Thailand during the
secret war in Laos. GODS THAT PEOPLE PLAY is a
science fiction plot involving genetically manipulated
psychics. And finally, I co-authored a novel with the late
Robert Monroe about the take-over of a Russian Nuclear ICBM
site. Its title is THE VARIABLE. None of these have yet
1997 I finished work on a movie screenplay called THE
PYRAMIDS OF MARS. It has an interesting plot that revolves
around the issue of time. I am currently polishing a
screenplay about operational remote viewing, titled PSIWAR,
and have just finished the outline for a new remote
viewing screenplay tentatively titled, NIGHTSHADE. The
plot is still stamped, "Top Secret-Special
have successfully demonstrated remote viewing on television
live and taped more than half a dozen times. The most
significant demonstrations being Put To The Test, an
ABC Special; Mysteries of the Mind, a Readers Digest
Special; and numerous appearances on the Paranormal World
of Paul McKenna, which is shown on Channel Four in London,
England. I have also demonstrated successful remote viewing
under scientific control while teaching at numerous summer
learning sessions held at the J. B. Rhine Institute in Durham,
Ive undergone my second open-heart surgery that was quite
successful. Hopefully it will be my last. My wife and I work
and live happily together in central Virginia, in the foot
hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Charlottesville. We
share our home with six cats we call our fur children and
numerous other creatures that visit from time to time. These
include seven raccoons, a red fox, a black bear, and lots of
friendly hummingbirds. I would not trade my lifes
experience for all the money in China, although Id like to
see China one day.
favorite hobbies are fishing, hiking in the mountains, writing
fiction, reading, and walking on the beach with my wife.
UFO Terror in Brazil
is a dark side of the UFO phenomenon that many people are not aware of.
People and animals can be injured in encounters, sometimes fatally. This
has been especially true in Brazil, perhaps more so than in all other
countries. I first became aware of this in the late 1970s and became so
intrigued that I have concentrated my research in that country in the
hope of learning why. I have never found that answer but have come
across numerous hostile incidents in which many people were injured,
some fatally. Sightings and encounters occur frequently in Brazil but
much of it goes unreported and is not investigated because there are
vast areas of the interior the farmlands, the tropical forests and
the jungles far from the major cities where few investigators live.
Some incidents dont come to light for years after. In thirteen visits
between 1978 and 1999 to the country adding up to nearly nine months in
the country, I have come across many astonishing reports. My talk
discusses some of them.
retired in 1999 after 48 years as a newspaper and magazine reporter and
editor. I have interviewed 1,800 to 2,000 people in ten countries in
North and South America and the Far East who have had UFO experiences.
For six years I covered UFO stories for the National Enquirer, going to
Brazil four times. Since 1981, however, I have investigated on my own,
going to Brazil nine more times and to Puerto Rico twice. I am a former
editor of the MUFON UFO Journal and am the author of UFO
DANGER ZONE: Terror and Death in Brazil Where Next? (1996, Horus
House Press, P.O. Box 55185, Madison, WI 53705-8985), and co-author with
Dr. J. Allen Hynek and Philip J. Imbrogno of NIGHT SIEGE: The Hudson
Valley UFO Sightings (Ballantine Books, 1987) and the new updated
and expanded version, NIGHT SIEGE: The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings
(Llewellyn Publications, 1998).
Mounting Evidence for
since the first "leaked" MJ-12 Eisenhower Briefing Document in
1984 describing a top-secret crash recovery program, the authenticity of
UFO documents has been questioned. With the continuing exposure of
hundreds of classified pages by numerous unidentified sources, the
evidence favoring authenticity is mounting.
paper will update the status of the available documents, generally what
they say and provide a concise status of the issues regarding
authenticity, including the answers to those with a skeptical view. Of
particular significance will be the results of research and forensic
studies, including those on 22 pages on original paper, where
chromatographic ink dating and other state of the art techniques clearly
indicate that the documents were likely to have been created long ago
and cannot be modern high tech fakes.
classic comparisons with archival authentic documents show the expected
similarities, and the content is shown to be consistent with numerous
arcane facts known only to scholars in historiography. Difficulties with
identical signatures will be explored, including the astonishing
possibility that the sophisticated document cover-up started in the
early stages of documentation in the State Department in the 40s.
the least unlikely hypothesis is that we are seeing a leak of copies of
genuine documents held in personal files for decades. The conclusion is
that we have had a stunningly successful UFO research cover-up for five
decades, but that we only speculate on what we have learned.
M. Wood used his B.S. in aeronautical engineering from the University of
Colorado and his Ph.D. in physics from Cornell to apply to a long and
successful career at McDonnell Douglas in guided missile systems,
advanced technology management, radar discrimination and space station
design. He was acquaintance of James E. McDonald in the 60s studying UFO
reports and led a brief exploratory project in gravity control at that
retirement in 1993, Dr. Wood has thrust himself behind the study of
anomalies, the principal one being the validation of questioned UFO
documents. He expects that there are many new discoveries awaiting
scientists who are willing to question conventional views. He has
published articles in the MUFON UFO Journal, and well as the Journal of
Scientific Exploration on UFOs.
has been the Director for Research for MUFON International and is on the
Board of MUFON Of Orange County. He is a member of the American Physical
Society, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the
American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a resident of
Newport Beach, California and is active in the local Rotary, Toastmaster
and Exchange Clubs there.
Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Extraterrestrial Crash
Retrieval, April 1941
talk reviews the primary and secondary sources and evidence for the
reality of an ET crash in 1941. It draws upon the new Majestic and
Interplanetary Phenomenon Unit military intelligence documents which
support the hypothesis of an ET crash in Missouri in 1941 and discusses
the authenticity results for each. Furthermore,
suggestive and supporting known authentic documents link to these new
ones and ultimately advance the reasonable conclusion that there are pre
Roswell crash events.
attention is paid to the primary witness, Reverend Huffman and related
testimony of granddaughter Charlette Mann. Historical research has
identified other witnesses and likely participates in the event. Other
sources are analyzed for validity and contrasted with known historical
facts. The author has identified and visited the likely crash site and
will report on the forensic findings.
Wood earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer
Science from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo
in 1978. Following graduation he began a product marketing career at
Intel, marketing and computer sales at Digital Equipment, then
engineering management at Toshiba and finally marketing and sales at two
Silicon Valley start-ups.
the last eight years he has been an independent consultant, focusing on
improving client business success primarily through better promotion,
customer service, product communication, and sales. Notable achievements
have come from efforts at public relations, marketing communications and
accomplishments include product launch press placements in major print;
for example, the Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, and major
market TV coverage on CBS, NBC, and ABC. A veteran of numerous product
introductions, Mr. Wood has developed and executed advertising and
promotion campaigns, direct mail programs, and telemarketing in both
consumer businesses and industrial products (energy conservation,
document imaging, medical imaging, semiconductors, and computer
Wood is talented at sales, customer support, market research, strategic
planning, budgets and finance, briefing preparations, public speaking
and product management and introductions. He has given more than 35
large audience seminars.
projects include papers titled: "Ufology: In Search Of
Leadership," "Abductee Blood Analysis,"
"Fundraising: The Motherlode of UFO Membership," and an
unpublished work "Missing Fetuses: Evidence Of Alien DNA." As
a UFO investigator with MUFON he has chosen to specialize in the
strategic problems of ufology, namely unquestionable proof, improved
media acceptance and a dramatic membership increase. Mr. Wood is an
Eagle Scout, Black Belt, a Triathlete, a promoter and an avid
ABDUCTION --- ALIEN IMPLANTS
Leir will present a summary of the nine surgeries that were performed for
removal of objects suspected of being Alien Implants. He will review the
scientific analysis that has been performed and present the conclusions so far.
In addition Dr. Leir will present his theory of why Alien Abductions are
occurring and show conclusive evidence to prove that the children born in the
last twenty to thirty years are a new type of human being. The audience should
be prepared for an interactive presentation.
Leir holds a doctorate in podiatric medicine from the California
College of Podiatric Medicine, with extensive experience in
surgery related to the foot. He has worked in a variety of
hospitals in Southern California, including serving as Podiatric
Director of Residency Training at Simi Valley Doctors Hospital
and as Chief of the Diabetic Food Clinic at Cedars of Lebanon
Hospital in Hollywood. He maintains a multi-office private
practice in Ventura County west of Los Angeles.
Leir speaks of his interest in UFOs going back to July 1947,
when his father announced to his family that the Air Force had
captured a flying saucer in Roswell, NM, and that the government
would be bound to wrap the subject in secrecy, a prediction
fully in light of the events that followed. Years later, a
friend talked Dr. Leir into attending a lecture at the local
MUFON, and he found the presentation so interesting that he
joined the local and national MUFON organizations. For years,
this was a hobby interest, like his other great interest in
aviation (he is a licensed pilot).
a UFO-Expo West convention in Los Angeles, Dr. Leir met Mr.
Derrel Sims of Texas, who interested him so much in the claims
of one abductee about having some sort of abduction-related
implant in the big toe area that he volunteered to do surgery to
remove the object if she would be willing to fly from Texas to
California for the procedure. Thus began Dr. Leir's best known
professional involvement in the abduction phenomenon: assembling
surgical teams and conducting the surgical removal of anomalous
objects from abductees' bodies, with rigorous documentation of
every step of the procedures.
has written this work up in scientific papers and in a very
accessible book, The
Aliens and the Scalpel: Scientific Proof of Extraterrestrial
Implants in Humans (Columbus, OH: Granite Publishing,
under the auspices of the Bigelow Foundation and the National
Institute for Discovery Science, 1998).
Flying Saucers and
is overwhelming evidence that planet earth is being visited by
intelligently spacecraft originating in our local Cosmic Neighborhood. It
is clear that this is very disturbing to a number of powerful groups such
as major governments, the SETI cultists, journalists confident of their
"knowledge" of what is important, scientists completely unaware
of the fact that progress comes from doing things differently in ways we
cannot yet understand.
interest is an important part of the unwillingness to recognize that earth
isn't the center of the universe, that our planet must surely be seen as a
primitive society whose major activity is visitations and within our local
neighborhoods, properly defined in both space and time, there are sun like
stars more than a billion years older thab the sun. Once we recognize the
real world of our cosmic neighborhood, perhaps we can qualify for
admission to the Cosmic Kindergarten as we recognize that we should be
earthlings first, nationalists second. The transition will be difficult;
the rewards many.
T. Friedman was born in NJ on July 29, 1934, was valedictorian of his
1951, Linden, NJ, high school class, and spent 2 years at Rutgers Univ.,
New Brunswick, NJ, before switching to the University of Chicago in 1953.
He received BS and MS degrees in Physics from UC in 1955 and 1956. Carl
Sagan was a classmate there. He worked for 14 years as a nuclear physicist
for such companies as GE, GM, Westinghouse; TRW, Aerojet General
Nucleonics, and McDonnell Douglas on such advanced, highly classified,
eventually canceled projects as nuclear aircraft, fission and fusion
rockets, nuclear power plants for space.
1967, he has lectured on the topic ' "Flying Saucers ARE Real"
at more than 600 colleges and over 100 professional groups in 50 states, 9
Provinces, England, Italy, Germany, Holland, France, Finland, Brazil,
Australia, Korea, Mexico, Turkey, Argentina, and Israel. He has published
more than 70 papers on UFOs besides his dozens of, conventional articles,
and appeared on hundreds of radio and TV shows. These include the TNT
Larry King UFO Special on Oct.1, 1994, Nightline, Sally Jessy Raphael,
Unsolved Mysteries, Entertainment Tonight, Leeza, Sightings, Canada AM,
Art Bell and many more.
is the original civilian investigator of the Roswell Incident, co-authored
Crash at Corona, and instigated the Unsolved Mysteries Roswell program.
He was heavily involved in both the 1979
documentary UFOs are Real, and the 1993 & 1996 Videos Flying Saucers
new interactive CD ROM, UFOs: The Real Story was published in 1996. TOP
SECRET/MAJIC (Marlowe and Co., NY) his explosive book about the Majestic
12 group, established in 1947 by President Truman to deal with crashed
saucers, was published in July, 1996, and includes classified documents
never before published. It is already in it's 6th printing.
anchored the affirmative team in an October, 1995 debate at Oxford Univ.,
"This House Believes That Intelligent Alien Life Has Visited Planet
Earth", garnering 60% of the member-vote. On June 27,1997, his TV
Debate team got 92% of 100,000 votes called into ITV in London, England:
"Are Aliens 'visiting Earth?". He has provided testimony to
Congressional Hearings, appeared twice at the United Nations, and
pioneered many aspects of Ufology, including the Betty Hill star map work,
crashed saucers, analysis of the Delphos physical trace case, and
challenges to the S.E.T.I. (Silly Effort To Investigate) cultists.
takes a clear cut unambiguous stand that :
Some UFOs are alien spacecraft
The subject of flying saucers represents a kind of Cosmic Watergate
None of the anti-UFO arguments stand up to careful scrutiny
We are dealing with the biggest story of the millennium
Visits to planet Earth by alien spacecraft are real
Cover up by governments of the best data is happening
Wreckage and bodies were recovered in New Mexico 52 years ago
has spent many weeks at a total of l9 document archives. He has also been
involved in numerous scientific research and development projects since
moving to Canada in 1980. Stan
is a dual citizen of the USA and Canada and lives in Fredericton, Canada.
and the Bible
Downing is the author of the book The Bible and Flying Saucers. He
has been a consultant to MUFON in theology for 16 years and is on the
editorial staff of the MUFON UFO JOURNAL. He has published
numerous MUFON UFO PROCEEDINGS. He has also contributed several
articles to The Encyclopedia of UFOs and published an article in
a 1990 UFO Magazine.
alien abduction" is a highly controversial subject in spite
of its wide public acceptance. Images of "greys"
and other "ETs" are widespread throughout the media,
but what is not generally known is that abductees and
researchers offer varying and often contradictory theories about
their natures and purposes.
Yet there is an compelling aspect that has been almost ignored,
namely: many abductees and experiencers can resist the
"visits" of the abducting phenomenon and end
disturbing scenarios by using several physical and mental
techniques described in my recent book, HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELF
AGAINST ALIEN ABDUCTION. When these simple techniques are
used by stout-hearted experiencers who feel that their
inviolable rights are being violated, the altered state in which
"abductions" occur is broken, the creatures
disappear, and the scenario ends. "Resisters"
give solid evidence that "abductors" are not
technologically superior ETs, but something else.
Some meaningful data on personality traits shared by successful
resisters has surfaced, as well as traits common to some
abductees who wish to end disturbing scenarios, but who seem
unable to do so. There is urgent need for statistical and
psychological studies on the problem and attention should be
paid to "resisters" by all researchers in this
Druffel dates her interest in UFOs from 1945, when she viewed a
bright yellowish object over Long Beach. It released smaller
shiny objects, which took varying paths out and away from the
has investigated the UFO question since 1957 and was one of the
first investigators for NICAP for fifteen years. Ann then joined
the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS) and the Mutual
UFO Network (MUFON) with which she is still actively associated
as investigator and frequent contributor to their journals. She
is also a U.S. consultant for and regular contributor for the
British research journal Flying Saucer Review (FSR).
has written several books and over 180 articles for top UFO
journals. She wrote The Tujunga Canyon Contacts in 1980, Scientist
vs the System: Dr. James E. McDonald's Fight for UFO Science
(publication forthcoming). Her current book is How to Defend
yourself Against Alien Abductions.
has a B.A. in Sociology from Immaculate Heart College in Los
Angeles and has completed one year's graduate work toward an
M.S.W. at Catholic University in Washington D.C. She has also
accumulated post-graduate credits in Filmwriting and has
professional credits in screenwriting on documentaries, a
filmplay and other research/associate/consultancy credits. She
has been a spokesperson since 1965 for the UFO field on
TV/radio/press, appearing often on camera and on radio talk
shows. She speaks frequently on various aspects of the UFO
question at major UFO conferences, symposia and other
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