…is the title a cute comedy film about a lovesick alien that has a change of heart about wanting to take over the Earth. It is also the question that many “Earthlings” might ask if they were to meet a live ET. According to the highly speculative popular UFO literature, many assertions have been made claiming the source of origin of UFOs to be from one star system or another. Top answers to the question include Zeta Reticulae, Arcturus and the Pleiades.
TRIBAL WARFARE ON PLANET EARTH
In the 20th century alone, over 100 million humans were killed in wars and revolutions. Ufologist Stanton Friedman has observed that “tribal warfare” is a major human endeavor. Therefore, it’s extremely unlikely that any information we receive from the so-called ETs about their planet of origin will be accurate. I imagine that self-preservation is a strategy with universal appeal. If the beings associated with UFOs ever told us where they come from, it seems likely that in a few hundred years we might want to export what Stanton called “our brand of ‘friendship’ to the stars.”
SNR, Signal to Noise Ratio
I remember the term that prominent UFO researcher Grant Cameron has applied to the messages that experiencers receive from alleged ET sources. The signal-to-noise ratio is often abbreviated according to Wikipedia as SNR or S/N). In scientific applications it compares the amount of useful signal to background noise. SNR can also be used to compare the ratio of desired information to irrelevant data in say an online discussion. The “noise” here might be off topic comments that prevent relevant data from being exchanged.
When UFO researchers are given supposedly accurate information from unacknowledged sources of so-called insiders, opportunities to verify the data are often non-existent. Thus by dutifully repeating such unverifiable accounts, a journalist or UFO researcher runs the risk of disseminating disinformation meant to confuse or deceive the public.
When it comes to encounters with representatives of what might be called “higher intelligence agencies,” the so-called aliens can be reasonably expected to be doing something very similar. What experiencers are told is probably a mixture of some true information along with disinformation. In addition, it is likely that human experiencers might not have the capacity to accurately transmit knowledge that is beyond their level of comprehension. Experiencers’ narratives might therefore reflect human limitations and not always a deliberate attempt to systematically deceive.
THOSE ATTEMPTING PEACEFUL INTERACTIONS ARE ON THE FRINGE
As a part time promoter of a diverse network of contactees that I call the “Contact Underground,” I count myself among the flying saucer faithful. It is my assessment that the UFO phenomenon is likely, at least in part, extraterrestrial in nature. Attempts to peacefully interact with UFO intelligence in my judgment is a socially responsible course of action.
This endeavor understandably is considered to be fringe by the larger society. Alas contactees have also been disparaged by important elements of the UFO research community. In my opinion the UFO research “mainstream” has placed too much attention in the past on collecting sighting reports. Although perhaps not impossible, it would be a radical step for most UFO investigators to develop protocols that would enable them to directly interact with the alleged ETs as we in the contact network claim that we are doing.
“SPEAK TO ET”
It is now over 70 years since the Roswell Incident and I am compelled to ask how much more can we learn by categorizing the shape, color, position in the sky and other physical parameters of UFOs? Like it or not, if we are going to advance our knowledge of the phenomenon then we may have to do as researcher Grant Cameron has suggested in his many public lectures and that is, “Speak to ET.”
This is what I imagine the contact activists are attempting to do. Although the signal to noise ratio may not always be the best, directly interacting with UFO intelligence and staging Human Initiated Contact Experiences (HICE) is a path that increasing numbers of UFO experiencers are pursuing.
I’ve been involved with this field for several decades openly and a couple more as an early experiencer of high strangeness. It certainly doesn’t make me an authority, yet I do have some perspectives that few seem to garner as experiencers. I have an above average intelligence, last clocked online at around 151 using my opposite hand just to make it interesting and no rum was involved. My adoptive parents told me early tests were higher and they feared that telling me would turn me into an intellectual snob. Perhaps I have in the minds of some.
Lately there has been yet another flurry of details regarding Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs), Unidentified Submerged Objects (USOs) and top secret government intelligence programs that have been studying them. Luis Elizondo recently spilled the beans on an obscure government program he was involved in that was tasked with studying the UFO phenomena, AATIP was its acronym. The Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was supposedly led by him. He ‘quit’ the Pentagon because it he was frustrated by the cover-up.
Wow, what a news story that nearly every media outlet picked up on and made Luis an icon in Ufology almost instantly. Was he really involved or, like many, chose to sprinkle some truth in a large lie to get attention? Yes, AATIP existed, and it “did pursue research and investigation into unidentified aerial phenomena,” Pentagon spokesperson Christopher Sherwood was quoted as saying by Keith Kloor, journalist for The Intercept. However, he added: “Mr. Elizondo had no responsibilities with regard to the AATIP program while he worked in OUSDI [the Office of Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence], up until the time he resigned effective 10/4/2017.”
Intelligence or Insanity?
Luis isn’t the first to muddy the waters in Ufology, though. There is a long history of folks who, with no evidence available other than their word, have forged careers out of elaborate story-telling with details that entice the ears and stimulate the minds of the listeners and readers. Jeffrey Mishlove invited me to discuss the topic in an August 2018 interview he titled ‘The Sociology of Ufology.’ We discussed the tragedy within the field and the travails of those who genuinely seek the truth of whatever is known about our visitors from space.
It seems most of the folks who do have a clue are quiet, reserved and unrecognized by those who find the UFO circuit to provide a means of accolades and notoriety. It’s a small pond in comparison to the larger picture, yet the majority of experiencers are faced with few other opportunities to gather and commune with others of like experiences. The phrase made popular by The X Files, ‘I want to believe,’ now included the necessary discernment skills to weed through the BS. How close are we to really knowing the truth?
In the larger sense, what is the truth about these visitors? We now have irrefutable evidence they exist, specifically military videos as well as officials who’ve had first hand experience, rather sightings, of craft that is obviously not of this world. This evidence has been around for decades in the Ufology circles, yet hadn’t reached the public ears and eyes through major media until this year. Still, there has been evidence that has gone relatively unnoticed from years past. It has been right in front of us, available to find, for decades.
Intelligence of the Visitors
But what of those inside the craft? Who are they and what are they doing? Why are they here and what are their intentions? How do we find out about their intelligence? Do we think the government or major media outlets are going to tells us? Heck, they don’t even know from what many gather. So what is missing? Is there an underground movement, like Dr. Joseph Burkes suggests, that is painstakingly sharing information amongst each other to corroborate and distill general discoveries and potential objectives of these visitors?
It seems that methods of communication vary, mostly telepathic and yet include non-linear and non-local metaphysical-types of temporal distortion or even time-dilation. Events that are perceived as being very physical, when viewed through quantum lenses, are evidence of a multi-dimensional reality much like Neppe and Close describe with their TDVP model of consciousness, time and space being tethered. We have one timeline, yet the experience covers multiple dimensions simultaneously.
Do we need advanced degrees in quantum mechanics to understand it all? Some my think so and certainly there is a lot of math involved in explaining things from a scientific perspective, just like Einstein tried to with his theory of relativity. Jung had many dinners with him over nearly a decade and was greatly influenced by Einstein in the development of his papers on psychiatry. Bertrand Russell was also influenced and noted that to think Einstein’s Theory of Relativity has no philosophical impact was folly. Hans Reichenbach felt that human ‘sensations’ were more, that they were intricately connected to something going on in the universe.
Intelligence within Consciousness
Back to the consciousness that is being expanded by the ‘sensations’ of engagement by non-human intelligence. It spans more than just our visitors engagement of terrestrials. These same sensations are akin to the experience of higher realms of consciousness, often accompanied by a sense of vibration that has been described as both excruciating and/or exhilarating, depending on the frame of mind of the experiencer. So there is a choice involved as to ‘how’ to experience this ‘contact’ as the case may be. If it’s startling with a sense of fear involved, it’s excruciating. On the other hand, if it’s startling with a sense of intrigue or fearlessness, it’s often exhilarating.
Is there a path of logic that fits the scenario of their intent or purpose for engaging humanity in any way? If we looked at things from the perspective of an advanced civilization, what might that be? We tend to see things only through human-centric and fearful eyes, a looming threat. If that were the case, we’d be living in a much different world. Ancient civilizations have learned much, but what? If we are fascinated with the inner-workings of matter and ‘spirit,’ could we posit that this is a general path of evolution and development of intelligence? Where would it take us?
The universe has inherent logic, math and science we have only just begun to understand even in process of entropy to negentropy, from chaos to order. Could it be possible that the communication being delivered through human contacts, interpreted in a variety of ways, is steering us toward recognizing the intricate connections we, in our expanded consciousness, have with everything around us? Consider we’re 99% space, even though we seem physical. What permeates the space we all share? How would we best engage it? Is there a path toward understanding it? What might that be?
I’m breaking from the normal posts for a moment. This last fall a very magical event occurred not necessarily related to Ufology, yet the overtones certainly have their foundation in common with the quest for getting to know our neighbors better. It appears some Arcturians (tall Greys) were involved in the set up as well, from a few perspectives. We don’t often have physical evidence or references to share, yet this is one that we think you will enjoy.
Luba Brodsky was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia. She was trained as a concert pianist and teacher of piano and music theory. She also had an intense curiosity about her star family relationship, feeling like they were present in her life from very young. After a stroke in 2008 which paralyzed the right side of her body for some time, she willfully brought herself back to playing and teaching piano. To meet and listen to her now you would never know.
Engaging life after her recovery, she became intent on exploring her spiritual path which led her to studying Kundalini yoga. Not only did she study it, she engaged a Kundalini teacher training program; a grueling 26-week program that took her to a new living awareness of energy and matter. During this time, her relationship of 26 years (interesting correlation, eh?) ended rather abruptly. She began researching ‘twin-flame’ information across the web and watching Tom Campbell’s videos. Life was about to change, again, only for the better this time.
I, your curator, had been going through his own dark night of the soul regarding relationships, eventually coming to terms with being comfortable alone. It was a tough process and yet, as soon as the choice was made, a dream/vision occurred that changed everything. The essence of the dream was a hug, a simple hug (NOT), that led to a complete merging of the two into one energy. It was something I’d never felt before then and at 60, I didn’t think I ever would.
A few days later I was invited to an outdoor music festival where I met a guy, Brent, who also happened to be in that 26-week Kundalini yoga teacher training class. He invited me to the graduation a week and a half later, which was odd but immediately accepted. It just felt right. On the way there the next Sunday, October 28th, I had a thought about the kind of environment it would be and that, of anywhere, it would be a great place to meet someone. I didn’t really think I would.
Upon arrival I heard an old friend yell out my name as soon as I got out of my Montero. She was a member of a UFO Contactee group I had facilitated for a couple of years and just three days older, both of us having birthdays at the end of June. After a short conversation she had to go, but not before saying she felt there was someone there for me to meet. ‘Yeah, right,’ I thought. Brent and his son arrived just as we were invited inside for the graduation ceremony.
Brent and his son sat in front and I sat in the back of the room and waited. While waiting for the ceremony to begin, a young woman walked in front of me. We had no eye contact, but my heart had this really strange sensation as she walked by, like it flipped in my chest. Well, I got the clue and paid attention. I felt really odd because she looked about the age of my daughter, who is in her late 30s and I felt uncomfortable at the possibility.
She was eventually called up as a graduate, which I had not assumed earlier, Luba Brodsky. ‘Hmmm, Russian?’ I wondered. When she spoke her ‘I Am statements’ as part of their process her Russian accent was obvious. I still wasn’t sure what to do about this strange feeling. Once the ceremony was over, the back of the room cleared out almost instantly, it seemed, and we were left standing there, looking at each other.
Awkwardly, I introduced myself and told her I found her very intriguing and would like to get to know her more if that was an option. Her first response to me was, ‘Are you reading me?” I felt like I’d invaded her space and apologized for the gaze, admitting that I knew I didn’t blink much but it wasn’t intended to peer in so deeply. I told her I felt something different and had to explore it. She said it was okay and that she had felt something, too. I asked her to lunch, even offering to prepare it at my home, having found out she had just moved a few minutes away a week prior. Oh, and she wasn’t my daughters age thank God, she was a Piscean born in 1968.
That is how it began. After a few times together and discussing a wide variety of topics, including extraterrestrials and my involvement with them the conversation shifted to one of inquiry. She acknowledge that she’d felt ‘them’ around and just a few years prior finally saw one of them peer out through a wall, just sticking his head out slightly and enough for her to see him without freaking out.
She had been in meditation seeking entrance into the Akashic records focusing on a couple of questions: What is my purpose in life? Who am I? The answer she received was, “Mother and Teacher” and then she saw a wall that looked like a TV screen filled by static that seemed to go on forever. The face of a grey gently protruded from the wall for a moment, then receded. She felt an intense love from it.
I asked if she’d like to find out more about him or them and see if one had been ‘assigned’ to communicate with her. I felt there was an opening for it to happen. I’ve had numerous ‘sessions’ with others of like fashion over the years. This was the first for this kind of relationship, though, and it felt very important. I was nervous. I wasn’t sure it would even work, but I got over my insecurity and moved forward with the process.
I had her relax and did a little guided process to prepare her for the introduction, almost like preparing for a hypnotherapy regression only there was no regression to occur. I had her imagine a stairway with a door at the top and describe it to me. She did. I asked her to walk up the stairs and open the door, letting her know that as she did there would be an opportunity to engage ‘them’ and possibly meet her ‘handler’ as I called him. I refer to the three tall greys I’ve known since childhood as my ‘handlers.’
The door opened and she saw a room full of cherubic-looking figures dancing and running around like they were in some kind of joy-filled moment. I thought it was kinda funny, but a good start for her introduction. I asked her to ask their ‘leader’ to step forward and introduce himself (since she already felt it was a male). One stepped up and announced himself as ‘Nick.’ Then I asked her to ask him to show her his true form and before I got the sentence out she said he had morphed into a tall grey. We had a short conversation, which was all we could manage because she was so excited and just wanted to talk about the event.
Returning to Relationship
The ‘twin-flame’ information she shared with me later showed we had all the characteristics from several lists she’d found to share. It was spooky cool to say the least. The fact that she came from Russia and my ‘mission’ of harmony among people and planet was perfectly served with a partner from ‘our’ arch nemesis was simply surreal, let alone the nearly infinitesimal nuances we shared in our behaviors. I proposed to her a couple of weeks after we met.
I moved her, her 12-yr old son and 83-yr old mother (who speaks only Russian) in the first week of December. It seemed the only appropriate thing to do since we were spending every moment together that she wasn’t teaching. My work schedule was my own so I made myself available, of course. It took a little bit of time with her son, still reeling from the breakup of just a few months prior. Once settled, Nick began making regular visits and on one of them, told her she could trust me with her life.
Now she wasn’t so accepting of this alternative reality she was experiencing on a regular basis. Although it was exciting and intriguing as well, she had a hard time bridging worlds and being comfortable with the dual citizenship, so to speak. There were many more discussions of how and why we came together in what seemed to be such an effortless fashion. Sharing the process with some online groups seemed to stimulate deeper conversations with others online, too. We are a living example of how the universe (God, Creation, Reality) conspires to bring harmony and purpose to those who truly seek it.
Life for each of us certainly has had its challenges. We stayed the course, didn’t give up and yet gave up everything that got in the way of our natural spiritual paths. The result was simply a magical and mystical experience of a reality we had only dreamed possible. The funny thing is we were both driven by this inner knowing that it could happen if we became submissive to the process. That word ‘submissive’ was an issue for her for some time, especially as a powerful woman let alone being Russian. There is a huge difference in cultures from American women.
Fall Equinox 2017
Fast forwarding to our wedding on the fall equinox of this year, 2017. We got our wedding license on the spring equinox, so the timing seemed perfect. The location was at the base of Bell Rock just outside Sedona, Arizona. Our officiant, who happened to be a retired UFO lawyer and known as the ‘vortex jumper’ in Sedona, had taken us to the top of Bell Rock a few weeks prior. We’d been introduced through a mutual friend and were considering the ceremony on the top as well, but after the climb we decided the attire of choice would be too much of a challenge to take up and change on top. Our witnessed weren’t the best climbers, either and we wanted a nice and safe event.
The ceremony was perfectly timed at the moment of the autumnal equinox. The words Peter, our officiant, spoke were quite elegant and referenced the many realms of creation we all know exist and honor. Luba and I stood on a couple of rocks and I stepped across the gap as a symbol of traveling across the void to become ONE. It might have looked a little silly to passersby (Bell Rock is a popular place) but we didn’t care. It was the action of intention that mattered to us. We got some nice photos as well.
When we returned to Peter’s place, a short distance away, we were greeted by two other Top of Bell Rock Club members, Amanda and Kyle, visiting from California. We struck up an wonderful conversation as we shared the photos of our ceremony with them. Allison was a contactee as well and had been learning how to channel, mainly Arcturians, for the last several months. We later made the connection between the tall greys and the Arcturians as being the same ones Luba and I had been encountering for most of our lives.
That evening after a wonderful dinner at Cucina Rustica, we were sitting on the balcony of our honeymoon suite looking over The Ridge Golf Course when Luba felt Nick’s presence. It was totally unexpected for her and a bit overwhelming as she acknowledged what was happening. She always wonders if it is just her imagination, even though she said she felt like they were trying to pull her out of her body so they could speak with her. I attempted to soothe her in knowing she was safe and that she just needed to be present with them for a few moments was all.
Of course I was curious of about the conversation and asked her what they were saying. I could tell she was really hesitant to say anything. It seemed like whatever they were saying was almost too much for her to believe. Still, I prodded until she gave it up… They were pleased at the her union with the son of Ashtar was the first thing Nick had said to her. It had her wondering about her sanity and whether she was making it up in her head. I told her the sensation she was having of their presence was certainly something that she couldn’t just imagine. It had to be real, based on her prior experiences as well.
Her experience brought up a lot of things for me that I’d held at a distance for some time, opting for a more ‘normal’ lifestyle of steady work and playing golf occasionally. I have to say I’d hoped that our union would indeed create more opportunities to explore our cosmic connections with the Galactic Federation as many of us know it to be called. My commitment to ‘the work’ had also been contingent on having a life partner that was also congruent with her knowledge of other worlds and our ability to flow within them and ours as well.
I’m sure there will be more to come. Thanks for tuning in.
Fifteen years into the new millennium and, objectively, we’re still no closer to getting along with each other. It is still hard to tell the truth about human-centric agendas and relationships, let alone extraterrestrial encounters. What would possibly cause us to think we’d be able to embrace, let alone accept, open contact with races from places beyond our solar system?
Conspiratorialists would have you believe there are government cover-ups and military coups just waiting to pounce on the unsuspecting public. Others would have you believe that there are no threats from space, only our fellow humans are suspect. Information toward both perspectives is available and even prolific on the Net, but who’s vetting it?
Claims, confabulations and critical thinking are caught in a swirl of slippery slopes. How are we to know the truth? Is there something, some trick of the trade of discerning truth, that allows us to filter the information with some sense made common? Some say sensitivity to frequencies or vibrations may do just that, but we’re bombarded with stimuli that often produces a sensory overload.
If we just step back and look at all the social media postings about this, that or the other… can we determine the agenda of the poster? Is it just some arbitrary information that someone has come across and needs to feel like they are contributing, so they post it without comment or concern? What kinds of posts seem to draw out comments? Are the comments thoughtful responses or just truncated tidbits?
Communication is key in building any kind of community. It is even more important in ufology and tangential topic areas. Common understanding and common knowledge are often two vastly different perspectives. Even more critical and necessary a question: What are the real agendas of those who’ve become the ‘authorities’ or ‘personalities’ within the overall community?
Are we still facing the masks of the ego, or is there emerging hope for wego? After all, doesn’t the community build the future and evolve based on how well we all get along? That seems to be the message that filters down through the various sources who claim contact and are confident their experiences are not warped by belief systems or other psychological manipulations.
Have you noticed an emerging understanding that Ufology is less about phenomena and more about awareness or even consciousness? What are your considerations regarding the need for further research and study of the ‘phenomena’ as an external event-driven experience? What are your considerations regarding the need for further research and study of personal or internally-driven experience as part of the ‘phenomena’ today?
There seems to be plenty of stories about malevolent activity, but no proof to back them up. There are also many other stories of just the opposite and often no proof to back them up either. The reality is we’ve got plenty of video of various types of encounters and none of them show any malevolent activity. We know that throughout human history, populations have been manipulated through fear and mistrust.
Perhaps is we looked at the ‘phenomena’ with new eyes, free of presumption or postulation, and asked some basic questions there might be some sense made common that emerges. There have been a number of researchers over the decades since Roswell who’ve attempted to ask better questions. The stories of encounters or experiencers are tainted with deep-seated belief systems and perspectives skewed by varying degrees of intelligence and/or understanding.
Are we indeed planetary or galactic citizens? Are we human-centric or inclined to engage universal understanding through means beyond human? What does it really mean to be human? Is there a consciousness beyond the mind/body/spirit/soul complex? What might our evolutionary path look like as a human-centric civilization?
What might it look like from an expanded view, considering other worlds of form and/or consciousness? What might form, fit and function have to do with our reality? We have far more questions than answers currently. We have the ability to have conversations, too. Perhaps that is the next step – minimize the talking heads and incorporate or initiate facilitated discussions.
The latter is an enigma, often riddled with folks just wanting to tell their stories. Experiencer groups often challenge the facilitator to manage the conversations and minimize the pontification of those with self-serving agendas. They also need to be able to recognize when others have valuable understanding and wisdom to share. Groups of any size are always a challenge, no matter the topic. Communication protocols and procedures need to be in place for a community to develop effectively and have lasting results.
Many years ago the gentleman on the far left in photo, Jim Dilettoso, along with Ret. Col. Wendelle Stevens (RIP) organized the first International UFO Congress in Tucson, AZ. I was quite fortunate to have been able to be there, arriving in a limousine owned by a mutual friend, Roy Haddix (RIP), along with the future mother of Jim’s awesome daughter.. now a teenager. Some really amazing things have happened over the years.
The event today brings people from all over the world. Mine is a personal experience of connecting with others and sharing what we’ve found in our personal direct experiences and relationships forged from internal and external perspectives, something that is not particularly shared on stage by the presenters. Most of that information is perhaps more linear and, quite honestly, polarized in one perspective or another. Below is a series of interviews I did at an event in Sedona in 1992, which includes Jim Dilettoso and others. It’s a veritable synopsis of what is and has been going on for decades.
This year was probably the most profound shift I’ve noticed in the willingness of people to share openly, mostly patrons rather than actual presenters. The shift has been in their ability to question and the willingness to see things from an inner perspective, free of polarization. This demonstrates the growth in awareness and consciousness among the collective of experiencers. The morning and evening gatherings of experiencers in a facilitated session by Yvonne Smith brought out the fact that many are still grappling with the intense juxtaposition of fear and freedom in experiencing non-linear and non-local events of their own.
Rey Hernandez, Rev Zen, Richard Dolan
There is a new organization called FREE (Foundation for Research of Extraterrestrial Encounters) that has taken the environment to a new level of investigation. Rey Hernandez and I shared a table during the event and got to know each other well, another unexpected joy for me particularly. FREE’s work, began by folks like John Mack (RIP) some years ago, is bring an opportunity for contactees to share their experiences and study the commonality. Academic studies of the phenomena of long been plagued by the reluctance of the scientific community to explore.
Today, the work of FREE is forging a new path in the acceptance and corroboration of a common theme in the awareness of experiencers, that of a congruent understanding of the helpfulness garnered toward the actualization of an openness toward our Star Families, revealing the potential of many who have found their lives to be integrated with a massive movement toward evolving consciousness. Dr. Edgar Mitchell and Dr. Rudy Schild are co-founders of FREE. Dr. Mitchell and I had conversations about this possibility when we met at the Prophets Conference in Phoenix in 1997.
The common perception among nearly all the folks I was able to meet and speak with for any length of time over the 5-day event was that we are learning how to move beyond our internal fears prompted by the induction of various philosophies and religions, Travis’ recent shift is one of the most notable. Of course there are those who still seek to polarize the public for personal and profitable reasons. The great thing is that the discussion of personal discernment is growing and the suspension of old, worn out belief systems is occurring throughout this environment. Some folks are still gullible and want to believe what they are hearing from these proponents of polarity. Indeed the conduit is closing, though, as the seekers of truth are reflecting their awareness more openly.
Perhaps there is a desire for harmony among people and planet, promoted by the majority of contactees, that is encouraging those who’ve felt like they were ‘abducted’ to look at their experience from a larger view, one of an expanded consciousness that is being offered by our extraterrestrial neighbors. The natural process of chaos to order is certainly being recognized.