follows is an email exchange concerning reactions to the UN UFO meetings
material. Further information is relayed about the original source for
Clay and Shawn Pickering’s material by Robert Morningstar, an editor of
Michael Salla, Ph.D.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed
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From: Robert Morningstar
Saturday, February 23, 2008 12:22:03 PM
Subject: Re: Attitudes and
Reactions to possible UN UFO meetings
Thank you for your post.
badly needed to balance the negativism of most of the comments of
“know-it-all” and “I-don’t-believe-if-I didn’t-find-it” UFO experts who
have posted their comments on UFO Updates and other sites.
tell you now that I have been privy to these developments for many
months now, having met Shawn and Clay Pickering in NYC on
June 24th, 2007, the 60th Anniversary of Ken Arnold’s sighting.
that time, I have had the privilege of addressing their NYC
Disclosure Group twice and have come to know these two gentlemen
very well as friends and confidants. They are honest, intelligent and
sincere UFO investigators and have shared much important information
skepticism and, in some cases, the rancor with which their information
has been received is typical of the wariness of many UFO researchers.
There have been many caustic comments (none of substance) from certain
UFOlogists who jealousy guard their niches, purviews and “spheres of
influence” in UFOlogy. Their reactions, in many cases, have been
identical to the mass media’s typical reflex arcs for the past 6
decades, which include condemnation, sarcasm, derision and
critics have objected to Clay and Shawn’s “non-disclosure” of the
identity of their source, which is the same criticism that was leveled
many years ago at Leonard Stringfield. Yet, as the decades have
passed, many of Mr. Stringfield’s revelations have been shown to be
correct and the reliability of his “unnamed sources” has been validated.
Mr. Stringfield’s need to protect his sources has also been
obvious (but, perhaps, this requires a restatement) that once a
researcher betrays the identity of a source (when anonymity has been
requested), he will not be trusted again, the information flow is
stopped, the source is compromised, in some cases, with dire
consequences, and source will loose his/her position of access to the
writing to let you all know that I, along with Dr. Michael Salla,
received the same information and have been kept abreast of developments
in this disclosure process for many months now. I have met and conversed
by phone/email many times with Shawn and Clay Pickering and, although we
don’t agree 100% on UFO theory, we do hold many similar views in
UFOlogy, one of which is in the field of mass psychology, which is the
basis of the “non-disclosure” policy of most governments.
something we all know since the revelations of The Robertson Panel and The Brookings Institution white paper
written for NASA in the 1960s (On the Peaceful Uses of
received word of the prospective UN UFO meeting a couple of days before
the event and I too was surprised but I should not have been considering
the magnitude of events that have transpired since the NPC UFO
Conference in Washington, DC on November 12th and the Stephensville UFO
flap (which continues even now).
Shawn first informed me of their contact’s identity and source’s
background on June 24th at the UFO Culture of Contact Symposium
here in NYC at which time they presented a second copy of the famous SOM-101 (UFO Crash Retrieval
Manual), which they allowed me to
inspect and which I recognized to be a nearly perfect Xerox copy of an
original source document with perfectly aligned margins (no bent or
folded pages, no fuzzy type as in the photographed copy which appeared
about 10 years ago (when I first read it). This copy appeared to be more
detailed than the bare bones version that has been circulating during
their copy of this document, SOM-101, and the coherent story that they
told of how it was acquired by their source that drew me to follow the
lead. As stated above, we have had many meetings and exchanges of
information (what I like to call “cross-pollination of information”)
during the past 8 months, which have given me confidence in the source
and the document they presented at the symposium.
night of the reported UN UFO meeting, I received a working copy of their
SOM-101 (which is distinctly different from the original copied
from photographs) and I was briefed on the UN meeting, given the same
information that was revealed by Dr. Salla.
Salla had done such an outstanding job in presenting a synopsis of the
event, I did not write a report on it. Instead, Dirk Vander
Ploeg, the publisher of U.D., and I chose instead to have Dr. Salla’s article republished on UFO
reactions of the UFO community came in “hot and heavy,” with many
ranting “Rumplestiltskin-types,” jumping up and down into a hole in the
ground (figuratively speaking). Some of their comments excoriated Shawn
and Clay and their “unnamed source.”
I am writing to tell you all
that I have great confidence in Shawn and Clay Pickering;
in their honesty, the high quality of their information and the
reliability of their source.
One week after the purported UN UFO
meeting, I was introduced to and met their “source” in New York City. We
spent nearly 2 hours together over drinks and I was able to converse
with him at length on his background and previous career as a
high-ranking officer in one of the US armed forces and his current
position as a diplomat.
background story and his character (as “an officer and a gentleman”)
check out in my book.
The basic premise behind this “secret” UN
UFO meeting was a “testing of the waters” in order to prepare for
worldwide UFO disclosure through the United Nations. The story was
intentionally leaked through the Pickering Brothers in order to
evaluate the reaction of the public and the UFO community.
Basically, the US government wants to study the reaction of
the public at large and UFOlogists, in particular, to the prospect of
full UFO disclosure sometime within the next 8-9 years.
say that the reaction of the general public has been promising but that
of most UFOlogists (responding in UFO Updates) has been somewhat
disappointing although the comments of others, older - more experienced
- and having known or lived through the Leonard Stringfield era have
weighed in with open minds and more intelligent, less emotional
The UFO Disclosure operation is a very delicate
matter, which will take quite a bit of time to achieve while exercising
great caution on the part of governments all along the way. The
indoctrinated, misinformed or disinformed human mind (such as those of
religious fanatics) is a very fragile entity and a very dangerous
one when rattled. The public mind must be protected while the work of
untangling the lies and cover stories of 60 years is being done. It is
very much a “psychosurgical procedure,” excising the lies that have been
implanted in the public mind to be replaced by facts as they really
this delicate period, both the public mind and the identity of the
source(s) must be protected so that the work of Disclosure can be
completed without peril to either the subject or the
Best regards to all,
On Sat, Feb
23, 2008 at 10:56 AM
is not directed to any single individual who commented concerning
possible UN meetings on disclosures. It is the overall response pattern
that dismays and concerns. It does not reflect well on the flexibility
and adaptive quality of our research community. I do not know the
sources and circumstances well enough to either accept or reject the
particular accounts. It does need serious discussion however.
the reports of extreme contentious squabbling, short sighted self
interest, religious dogmatic disputations, the refusal to think in other
than the most immediate national provincialism, has a strong ring of
truth, it reminds one of some UFO conferences.
comments in this venue, so far, seem embarrassing in their; simplistic,
reactionary, rigid categorical thinking, binary logic, and lack of
imagination as to the possible stellar neighborhood complexities. It
doesn’t seem that most think outside of the most elementary labels and
a non adult simplistic thought being applied. The statement that
visitors are concerned with human freedom and free will choice is
greeted with what amount to hoots of ridicule. This is taken as a lazy
excuse to deal as mindlessly as mainstream media deals with UFOs in
there may be off world divisions, jurisdictional conflicts, alliances,
varied goals and policies, that may be in play seems to be beyond the
spectrum of thinking possible. Some factions, may very well have a keen
sense of freedom and free will - the traffic here has for the most part
avoided population centers in broad daylight, they haven’t overtly
invaded, we are not treated as north American Indians were treated, with
colonization and conquering.
of a serious analysis of possible ET diplomatic and indications watching
activity trend lines that point towards a daylight appearance over
populated areas, we have the superficial logic that this would lead to
planetary panic. Nonsense Yes, many would be upset and greatly excited.
The major talking heads, network anchors, government officials, would
all be on the hot seat. but even if a Phoenix ( 3-13-97 ) type event
took place, at high noon, we’d manage, we will manage. The skeptics
would hide out, churches would be packed as much as bars, and there
would be a mass sell off on Wall St and .elsewhere.
not go from covered wagons, sailing ships and feudalism, and mass
illiteracy without having the planetary potential that attracts the
visitor traffic from stars likely many parsecs distant. Ape men do not
build fusion weapons and electrogravity drives. (go look into what is
going on at the Warton Special projects Site in UK or flying out of
N.Edwards, skeptics go look before dismissal. Lockheed Martin and BAE
are up to something big, they’ve spent billions doing so. )
shock and awe show is, to this observer the catalyst that will be like a
planetary espresso caffeine jolt, that will finally begin a global
discussion on our pig headed plunge into ecological disasters, carrying
capacities and finally prod leaders and legislatures to thinking about
more than the next election. Forums such as Davos will transition
from polite speeches, to intellectual full scale brawling hammer and
tong, dialogue, and the real options on the table.
continuing to happen in Texas skies, and elsewhere is a giant clock
ticking down to an “in your face” daylight event, one that is simply the
natural incremental direction things are going. One of the Phoenix or
recent Texas leviathans will be hanging over Manhattan long before 2017,
or 2012 based on trend lines.
day sun shining on a 1,000 ft long cylinder or chevron hanging over
lower Manhattan will cast a mocking shadow on the refusal on many forums
to see this step. For note, the UFO waves of the 40’s and 50’s came as a
surprise, so too, will be the next step.
interference policy? That is a bad joke, ever since the 40’s and 50’s
crash retrievals, our governing circles have been fundamentally directed
and interfered with. A shock and awe step is simply the next, logical
step. Snooze on, those who think the status quo of ambiguity will go on
forever. You’ll awake to seeing news staff literally running in the news
centers, and five hundred or a thousand ships hanging over every major
city on the planet. Soon. Tomorrow, or a year, or two, or three, at the
most of tomorrows.
record, no equivocation, this is our future. For it is this observers
judgment, that our destiny is not for our planet to stumble and bumble
without outside major effect in perpetuity.
even some gray skinned analyst, is muttering, telepathically, “damn it,
some human is going to spoil this yet - it’s supposed to be a surprise,
for maximum growth maturity result “.