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Ufology – veritas numquam perit (truth never perishes)

rand_home_computer“UFOs: What to Do?”

Ufology began in the late 60s when the RAND Corporation (then a leading contractor for the U.S. Air Force) crafted a document that would become the guide for Ufology-related activities of that time, titled ‘UFOs: What to Do?” Rand’s vision of the home computer turned out to be far from the actual events. For years the document was denied, but eventually surfaced and is available in its entirety on the NICAP website. Was it more suitable to the future of Ufology? It begins…

Common sense is the quintessence of the experiences and prejudices of its time. It is a most unreliable advisor when one is confronted with a perfectly new situation. Gustav Naan

UFOs — unidentified flying objects, or flying saucers as they are often called — have been on the mind of the public for at least the last 22 years. For a number of reasons, we know little more about them now than we did at the outset. There exists a great amount of misinformation about the phenomenon not only in the minds of the public, but among educated groups such as scientists as well. It is the purpose of this series of essays to describe various aspects of the phenomenon, make clear my prejudices and the reasons for them, and to suggest a means of proceeding on this interesting and potentially very significant problem.

40 Years Later… Stephen Bassett… votum separatum

Who is Stephen Bassett?

Stephen Bassett is a leading advocate for ending the 65-year government imposed truth embargo regarding an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race.  He is a political activist, lobbyist, commentator, the executive director of Paradigm Research Group and the Extraterrestrial Phenomena Political Action Committee (X-PPAC) and executive producer of the X-Conference.  His work has been covered extensively by national and international media.

In September of 2011 Paradigm Research Group submitted a Disclosure Petition to the White House’s “We the People” project which generated a response from the Obama administration on November 4, 2011.  This response was the first time the executive branch has put a position in writing on the ET issue and is a milestone.  A second Disclosure Petition was submitted on February 23, 2012 designed to draw attention to the Rockefeller Initiative (1993-1996).

Concomitant with these projects is the continuing public awareness work via the PRG website and media appearances coupled with lobbying of the political media to take notice of what is easily the biggest and most important news story in history. Just how deeply involved is the extraterrestrial presence with our world and its people? Are they really living among humans? What do they want? Are they dangerous?

With the nation and world moving into new and troubling territory, Mr. Bassett will continue to work to create a broad based coalition within the extraterrestrial phenomena research/activist community capable of reaching out to the twenty million plus American citizens who are following the politics of disclosure with interest and concern.   The aim is to form a political awareness of sufficient size to meaningfully influence government policies and actions leading up to and following the formal acknowledgment of the extraterrestrial presence.

I have known Stephen for a couple of decades now, with a few personal chats andstephen bassett discussions about Ufology and his unyielding efforts to bring the Disclosure issue to the proper authorities. There are many who have been working toward disclosure, including Dr. Greer, that have brought credible folks together to share their stories. None, however, have been in the limelight in Washington, DC like Mr. Bassett. His work to constantly keep Disclosure (ET and UFO) in the Government’s ears and eyes is nothing short of a lifetime achievement and commitment.

Today concerned citizens have a way of assisting this effort. The recent Citizens Hearings are now on DVD and one of the Paradigm Research Group’s next projects is getting copies into the hands of Representatives and Senators. There is also a film in development about the work and how important it is for our development as a nation and world. Steve and the Paradigm Research Group, as well as many legitimate ufologists campaigning for disclosure, needs your help to keep the pressure on Washington, DC. Grab a copy of the Disclosure Dialogues

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Jack Brewer – The UFO Trail

Jack BrewerBlogging credible info on incredible topics, Jack Brewer explores a variety of influences in Ufology. Jack’s interest in the paranormal and subsequent navigation of the UFO community led him to become convinced healthy skepticism was often sorely lacking. His research and writing integrate objectivity and relevant facts into assessments of the all too prevalent fantastic UFO dogma.

Jack’s interests include such topics as alleged alien abduction and the intelligence community, which have been explored on his blog, ‘The UFO Trail’. Brewer also maintains ‘Orlando Paranormal Examiner’, where he covers people and circumstances of interest in ufology and the paranormal community.

Jack is quoted, “At the very least, we should give serious consideration to the extent the intelligence community manipulated public perception while authoring UFO and abduction lore. Intelligence interests have been well documented and demonstrated in circumstances such as the Maury Island fiasco and the supposed contactees of the 1950’s.” Jack has quoted another Ufologist, Regan Lee,  “At the same time, all this covert government activity surrounding aliens and human contact doesn’t negate the reality of literal aliens. Or, what we call aliens.”

“Thanks to Jack Brewer of The UFO Trail for providing me with notice of an excellent two-part piece he wrote on the current state of UFO research, its leaders, its critics and what happens now. If you are at all interested in UFOlogy or how a field of study evolves due to personalities and agendas, have a look.” – Sharon Hill, Doubtful News “In another excellent piece on The UFO Trail blog, Jack Brewer takes the issue of the use of hypnosis in alien abduction research head-on. The post is another example of why, if you care about thinking clearly about matters ufological, you should be reading his blog.” – Dr. Michael S. Heiser, UFO Religions

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Do ETs have a Master Plan for Humanity?

Do the ETs have a “master plan” for contact with Earth civilization?

burkesTwenty years ago I was having a crisis in self-confidence concerning my lack of psychic ability. I had been the Los Angeles CSETI Working Group Coordinator for less than a year and felt inadequate to the task for a few reasons, most notably in the psi area. I “sent out to the universe” that if I was going to continue to serve as a coordinator in Dr. Greer’s campaign, then I was going to need to get some assistance.

Help arrived in a series of channeling type of experiences in which I “met” a number of alleged ET beings who told me “their version” of what it was all about. The information was “downloaded” into my consciousness as series of encounters while in an “awake dream” like state. These anomalous experiences in my mind’s eye took place mostly while on board ET craft where my “instructors” explained complex ideas in detail.

I was led to believe their “mission” to our planet was unfolding over centuries, that highly trained ETs interacted with us according to detailed plans and that they would assist our civilization to peacefully evolve to a point where we could join a larger community of star peoples. This is the standard fair for many contactees.

Do I believe what “they” (whoever they might be) “told” me is true? Well I guess the answer is both yes and no. Yes, in the sense that I have an emotional need to believe that a positive outcome is possible from my involvement in this campaign, otherwise I might have chosen a more popular doctors’ hobby like golf these past two decades. Kidding aside, as a general principle I have to question the veracity of this type of highly subjective communication. It is thrilling to get such narratives via mind, but since the “lessons” were in my opinion co-created by me and the so-called ETs, I can’t help wonder how much of what I experienced was a reflection of my inner desires and not necessarily the presentation of any “master plan” by benevolent star folk.

So is there an ET master plan? And if so, how do we find out what it is?
How do we know whether it is really “their plan” or just our wishful thinking? For argument’s sake let’s assume a “master plan” really does exist .Why should experiencers bother to consider following it? Or should we revise it for our needs? And how can we reasonably expect to explain such strange notions as a “master plan,” to the rest of the UFO subculture let alone to the larger society?

I understand that these questions are highly subjective and speculative in the extreme. Nevertheless UFO enthusiasts in general, experiencers in particular and especially contact movement activists, those whom I like to call “contact workers,” in my opinion need to become more self aware of the unseen forces that are at play in the contact drama that is unfolding all around us.

UFO intelligence in my experience interacts with us at a number of levels, conscious in terms of sightings, and unconscious in terms of the strange surfacing of memories of contact experiences, or a strange sudden desire to learn about UFOs that quickly becomes so passionate that it is labeled an “obsession” by family and friends who would just rather not think about such ‘foolish” things.

Increased understanding of our psychological motivations while interacting with non-human intelligence will help us explain to others our strange passion to investigate the UFO mystery. It is a phenomenon that in my opinion triggers a kind of “manic denial,” not only in the control groups who should know better, but also in the larger society that finds contact superficially exciting as a sci-fi fantasy but also deeply disturbing because of its tremendous import that the world’s people are just beginning to recognize.

A response

ZenGardenImho, the questions you ask are of the highest import in order for us, whether contact worker or layman, to get to the core of the experience and make some sense common. Evidently this was rippling through the thoughtmosphere as I woke up this morning with these very questions on my mind. I’ve had a variety of experiences that has left an indelibly and indeclinable notion in the depths of my being. What you note is that we have the question: “What do we do with this?” as currently under consideration.

Not only are there psychological considerations, but I also believe there are physiological considerations as well. The ‘downloads’ not only affect the mind. They often sensitize the body in ways that are uncomfortable at best in the beginning. The PSI factor goes deeper into the consciousness of both body and mind as an inseparable unit which it is already, we just tend to treat it separately. The intelligence that is interacting with us is already in a holistic system framework, something that humans are still grappling with from the onset of systems thinking in the 1990s. So what of the mind/body/spirit complex and the multiple levels of interaction? It is important to view the levels as both distinct and yet symbiotic.

From a project planning perspective regarding the ‘master plan’ it’s obvious there is much more to the roll-out of any plan. What are the goals? Within those goals, what are the objectives for individual or group achievement? What are the skill sets needed for the work to get done? Who is involved? What skill set do they bring? What is their level of commitment? Who can act as Translational Leaders? Translational Leaders are those adept at connecting, mediation, teaching, behavioral economies and social engineering. They demonstrate an uncanny ability to knit together different constituencies and institutions , brokering relationships and transactions across different levels of political, economic and social organization.

One of my experiences demonstrated the depth and width of the efforts across consciousness, industries and social architecture. To be offered that kind of view is mind-boggling enough, let alone attempting to articulate the experience without sounding like an obsessive town crier. Joe’s comment on ‘manic denial’ is not the case here. In fact the ‘view’ is consistent with any strategic plan carried out on a large scale. Most of us just don’t consider the magnitude of the ‘big picture’ because we are too busy attempting to understand on individual experiences. It’s similar to walking down the street and noticing that most people will not establish eye contact because they are busy looking down for whatever reason. What happens when we begin to look up?

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Bill Chalker – The OZ Files

bill chalkerI reached out to Bill recently and asked him to share a bit about the Ozzie and his work. Here’s a smattering of his reply, chalking it up to electronic communication and the copy/paste feature. Oh, I love that one.

Speaking of electronic communication, you should check out the new – UFO Truth Magazine. Bill has an article in the first issue, along with many other well-known Ufologists. I’ve had a chance to peruse it and I’d highly recommend getting a copy for your reading pleasure. It’s well written and full of current information.

Now on to the Ozzie himself… The OZ Files gives a unique focus on UFO experiences in the Australian region, as well as commentary and informed analysis of UFO events and research both in Australia and around the world.

I became interested in the mystery of UFOs during the mid to late 1960s during my teenage years. The UFO phenomenon, with its extraordinary worldwide manifestations, was coming under the politicized and militarized myopic lens of science, most notoriously with the so-called Condon Report. This flawed scientific study, published in 1969, unsuccess-fully tried to bury the UFO enigma, but successfully helped marginalize it as a “taboo” subject for mainstream science.

1969 was a turning point for me as I was confronted with the reality of UFOs right on my own doorstep, on the north coast of the Australian east coast state of New South Wales. There was a rash of unusual ground effects in the region, the most prominent being a large flattened saccaline crop site near Bungawalban found on April 17th.

The talk was of flying saucers and that this was a “saucer nest.” The fact that the property involved was owned by the local member of parliament ensured the affair leapt into national prominence. I joined the curious throng. The 15 foot crop had been flattened in four distinct patches, the largest being about 60 feet by 15 feet. Lodging – a phenomenon that can affect crops in a similar manner – was ruled out by locals familiar with it.

Bill is the coordinator of the Sydney based UFO Investigation Centre (UFOIC) & the Anomaly Physical Evidence Group (APEG). Information about sightings and research are most welcome. Author of “The OZ Files – the Australian UFO Story” (1996), “Hair of the Alien – DNA and other forensic evidence of alien abduction” (2005), and “UFO History Keys – Examining the UFO controversy from a historical perspective” (2011).

Inquiries via billozfiles@tpg.com.au or P.O. Box 42, West Pennant Hills, NSW, 2125, AUSTRALIA. In “HAIR of the ALIEN” (order via amazon.com) my primary focus is promoting a forensic scientific approach to examining the alien abduction controversy, concentrating on the DNA approach where compelling biological evidence is available.

Check out his blog at The Oz Files and peruse his other links, too….

http://scienceandtheufocontroversy.blogspot.com.au/

http://aliendnaparadigm.blogspot.com.au/

http://ufoicaustralia.blogspot.com.au/

http://ufohistorykeys.blogspot.com.au/

http://www.auforn.com/Bcintro.htm

http://www.project1947.com/forum/index.htm

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UFONUT Team

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Matt Morgan, Debbie Ziegelmeyer, Trina Bivens and Chuck Zukowski.

This team is all about keeping it the family. For the past 26 years Chuck Zukowski has been researching and investigating the UFO/Paranormal phenomenon and for the past 10 years, he has worked with his sister, Debbie Ziegelmer, the current Missouri MUFON State Director. Between the two of them is a litany of events and excursions into the unknown. We should call them Z-squared.

In addition to their explorations as siblings, they are occasionally joined by the co-owners of Post Interactive, Inc., Trina Bivens and Matt Morgan. Since joining forces in 2009, Post Interactive has documented the work of Chuck and Debbie in a the series of UFOnut Episodes and occasionally step in to help on various investigation tasks when necessary. They look like they are definitely enjoying themselves.

Chuck approaches his investigations with an analytical understanding, making sure to address all human known possibilities before venturing into the non-human or paranormal aspects of the sightings. This approach ensures his investigations are more plausible and skeptic proof. Chuck has lectured on the Roswell incident, Animal Mutilations, and on other various UFO associated investigations. From time to time Chuck is asked to teach training seminars discussing his experience and investigation techniques.

Chuck and Debbie have contributed thousands of hours to the research and study of a variety of Ufology topics. It is unclear as to whether they’ve had their own experiences with off-planet intelligence or have simply chosen to keep it well under wraps. We thank them for their longstanding efforts in promoting conscientious investigations.

Trina and Matt, co-owners of Post Interactive (PI), produce the episodic video series for UFOnut and occasionally assist Chuck with investigations. They’ve been working with Chuck since 2009 after a random encounter at what came to be known as their Paranormal Starbucks. It’s always an adventure cutting away from their normal production work to assist Chuck and document his work.

I asked Chuck a few things and here’s his response:

What got you started in the field?

 As long as I remember I’ve always been interested in Ufology. I lived in a small town, Safford, Arizona until I was nine years old. I vaguely remember before my family moved from Arizona to California, I had a UFO sighting. I saw strange lights hovering in the sky through my bedroom window. Because it was so long ago, I can’t guarantee what I remember actually happened or if I’m imagining it happened, but through my life talking with my mother and my aunt, her sister, they both had experiences when they were children in that area too! Did I see something as a child that pushed me into the realm Ufology? Only regression could tell, and I haven’t done that…. yet.

How do you see your work progressing over the years and what are the simple and profound things you’ve learned?

I actually see myself getting closer to finding convincing evidence. With every investigation I do, I locate another piece of the puzzle. Eventually I’ll have enough pieces to see the puzzle without completing it. As for what simple and profound things have I learned? That’s easy. The simple thing I’ve learned is; Life is bigger and more complex than the average person realizes and can comprehend. The profound thing I’ve learned is; We are not the only intelligent inhabitants on this planet!

No matter where you are, no matter what time of day it is, stop what you’re doing (if it’s safe) and take a moment to look around and absorb your environment, you may just see or experience something you can’t understand.

Check out their website and webisodes at UFONUT.

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Ufology Research Blog

Chris RutkowskiAn astronomer, Chris Rutkowski has been studying reports of UFOs [or PFTs – “pesky flying things”, as he sometimes likes to call them] since the mid-1970s. A writer and editor for science and technology publications, he also writes about his investigations and research into UFO cases.

Chris publishes, along with Geoff Dittman, ‘The Canadian UFO Survey‘, an annual compilation of UFO Reports from across Canada. They pull double duty with Ufology Research Blog.

Chris has had five books published: ‘Visitations?’ (1989) and ‘Unnatural History’ (1993), the latter of which is in its third printing. ‘Mysterious Manitoba’ (1997), co-authored with Dave Creighton and Brian Fidler, 1997, ‘Abductions & Aliens – What’s Really Going On‘ published by Dundurn, 1999 and The Canadian UFO Report with Geoff Dittman. Apparently there may be more, though, as A World of UFOs, I Saw It, Too! Real UFO Sightings and The Big Book of UFOs are also under his name.

The Canadian UFO Reports is a popular history of the UFO phenomenon in Canada, something thatGeoff Dittman has captured the imaginations of young and old alike. Drawn from government documents and civilian case files – many previously unpublished – the book includes a chronological overview of the best Canadian UFO cases, from the very first sighting of “fiery serpents” over Montreal in 1662 to reports from the past year. There are chapters on the government’s involvement with UFOs, UFO landing pads, media interest, and even UFO abductions.

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Changed Priorities Ahead

ChangedPrioritiesXSmallWe’ll shift focus from our contributors for a moment. In a personal post Dr. Joseph Burkes, ufologist from Contact Underground and associate of Kosta Makreas, mentions John Keel and Dr. Jacques Vallee as inspirators for his quest to understand the UFO phenomena. Who has inspired you in your quest?

The original post referenced the challenge of science to deal with UFOs. In main stream scientific realms, the mention of UFOs could be a death knell of your career. It inspired me to offer some additional considerations which also puts me on the fringe of the fringe. I changed my priorities years ago, choosing to view the phenomena through a larger lens.

Changed Priorities Ahead

Keel’s work didn’t put UFOs in a positive light for the most part. It wasn’t obvious whether he spoofed the serious or tried to equate the phenomena with some nefarious supernatural conduct. Vallee, on the other hand, advocated the early extraterrestrial hypothesis and later the interdimensional hypothesis. Both influenced a large number of folks in the Ufology community.

There appears to be a very beneficial engagement that keeps getting swept away, though. It has more to do with Vallee’s theories than those of Keel. The subject is rarely, if ever, addressed in the realms of Ufology. It is like the proverbial hot potato. The field is fringe enough with deception and denial of even the most logical intelligence and/or reports of interaction beyond the physical.

John Keel’s use of ‘ultraterrestrials,’ I sense, may be better termed ‘intraterrestrials’ because of the appearance on inner planes of consciousness more than the physical planes to date. Yes they do have many forms and may indeed adjust their forms to fit our ability to perceive. I have a different perspective because of my personal path, but I wonder nevertheless. Rather than rely on other material, I figure why not engage our own truth-seeking mechanisms that are built into our consciousness? In the case of experience, why not question it differently?

In his recent autobiographical book, Forbidden Science, Vallee summed up his views about the provenance of UFOs, a viewpoint that he’s developed through decades of research: “The UFO Phenomenon exists. It has been with us throughout history. It is physical in nature and it remains unexplained in terms of contemporary science. It represents a level of consciousness that we have not yet recognized, and which is able to manipulate dimensions beyond time and space as we understand them.”

It would seem not only possible but probable that after so long (hundreds if not thousands of years of ‘contact’) that there would be some mixed blood lineages on Earth as well? Heck, there might even be some pure blood lineages. Some already believe this to be true and that they are part a global dominance conspiracy. If they can manipulate space/time, are their humans that can as well?

Considering the number of races visiting, is it possible we could have many lineages whose ‘mission’et-disc-binary is to get along? Could it be that intimate? Would it make sense that intimacy has occurred beyond the stories of abduction and embryo snatching? Are paranormal events initiated by humans an indication of evolution or display of ‘extraterrestrial/intra-terrestrial/ultraterrestrial’ lineage?

Like the ascension to consciousness or self-realization, maybe the process of questioning identity and reality leads us to this truth as well. Those who’ve had close contact and/or conversations with ‘intelligence’ (often non-corporeal yet presenting an off-planet source) tend to lean toward a more beneficial interaction intended to assist humanity in getting their proverbial shit together. Their main concern is for us to learn how to get along and respect our planet.

If one steps back and views the long-term, would this not make sense? It might even explain the phenomena of those who have had ongoing contact, staying out of the limelight and only recently beginning to speak out. If the general level of intelligence is so belligerent toward possibility, how can we possibly more forward with compassionate exploration? It would seem only appropriate to at least consider our potential discoveries.

Certainly the early expierencers/explorers might not be able to articulate their events eloquently, but might have sounded like flower children in their referencing the out-of-this-world discoveries. Imagine experiencing something wonderful; out of the boundaries of any known phenomena yet beneficent in nature. How might you interpret and report such an event?

Not too many folks would give you the time of day, believing instead that you have ingested something or were just ‘out there’ by psychological default. In the cold hard fact world, the warm fuzzy subjective experience would go unnoticed and/or be trivialized for some time, imho. Science has no way of objectifying subjective reality.. or do they? Maybe that’s where Valle and Keel began.

It is that consciousness that I believe is present in humans, at least to some degree, and those who are having ongoing contact experiences are part of that world-bridging effort. Because it is within our evolving consciousness, it is something that has to be discovered, like asking the right questions. If one is given answers to questions unasked, the knowledge falls on deaf ears.

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The Orange Orb – Regan Lee

ReganLeeRegan Lee is a UFO witnesses and writes on her own UFO related sightings and experiences, as well as the UFO phenomena in general. Regan’s interests are not limited to the UFO phenomena, but include paranormal, cryptozoological and esoteric subjects.

Ms. Lee has a variety of interests spanning the gamut within Ufology and blogs for several sources including UFO Digest, The Orange Orb, Saucer Sightings and Binnall of America. Her interest goes beyond the curious or investigative. She’s had her own experiences that she has sought to know more about, come to terms with and even integrate into her reality. She knows there is more to Ufology than just the ‘saucer sightings’ that hit the major media markets.

Regan says, “There are a few UFO or paranormal related experiences in my life that I haven’t shared public, for a variety of reasons. Mainly, they’re — more correctly, I’m — too embarrassed to acknowledge. Some are very personal and “embarrassing” or maybe intimate is a better word, others are almost goofy in my perceived embarrassment. And sometimes the event is something I’m not sure what to do with, regardless of embarrassment factor.”

Most of the experiencers I know are somewhat shy and would rather not be exposed to scrutiny, yet they have ongoing and very real events that often don’t have anything to do with physical sightings or calling in craft. They really don’t seem to be interested in pursuing those kinds of activities because it doesn’t mean anything or much to them.

What they [experiencers] are trying to make sense of is the internal dialog, the non-linear jumps and non-local moments of insight and/or observation of events that span the gamut of our physicality and reach far beyond normal experience, offering a glimpse of our evolutionary process perhaps. The more we discover the stranger truth becomes as stories are corroborated through shared experiences across the Web.

As evidence of this I offer the multiple acknowledgements of various kinds and types of frequencies, tones or vibrations that experiencers notice during non-local events. There is really no amount of training I’m aware of here that facilitates the interpretation and/or understanding of this language in or on a linear relationship. We all experience various phenomena during these ‘event horizons’ including physical events like books falling off shelves or movement of objects, music/tones or vibrations across low to high frequencies, even voices we recognize or at least feel are familiar in some way.

Thanks for your contributions, Regan. You can find her at The Orange Orb and Saucer Sightings. Let her know how much you appreciate her.

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Norio Hayakawa – Ufologist

Norio HayakawaMr. Hayakawa has researched the UFO phenomenon since around 1961. In 1990 he organized a network called the Civilian Intelligence Network and began to conduct a thorough research on Area 51 in Nevada. He has also investigated some widespread claims about the existence of Dulce underground base in New Mexico, and has spoken in many conferences nationwide, especially in the early 1990’s.

Norio is the former director of the Civilian Intelligence Network, a loosely-knit citizens’ watchdog group on government accountability and network of researchers, investigators and intelligence gatherers whose primary focus was on the government’s so-called Black Budget Programs at locations such as the operating base at Groom Lake, Nevada (Area 51).

His focus is also on the study of how a segment of the population’s “beliefs in UFOs” have been manipulated (and in some cases, even created) and taken advantage of by the U.S. intelligence community and by the military in counter intelligence operations, even though (i.e., said with a dosage of healthy skepticism) they themselves may have given the impression of having been perplexed by this enigmatic phenomenon which they cannot explain and thus will not disclose to the public.

He states, “I fully support the organization Aerial Phenomena Investigations Team (based in Washington, D.C.) which stated:

“The serious study of UFOs has been suspended for decades. The entire field of UFOs has become a toxic swamp of pseudoscience, puerile pranks, sophisticated hoaxes, conspiracy mongering, shoddy and often unethical research, new age claptrap, cheap entertainment and true belief.

Although we agree with the mainstream scientific consensus that the evidence for alien visitation is not persuasive, we think there are hints that something unknown may be going on, although judging whether or not that unknown is extraterrestrial is premature at best.””

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Open Minds Team

Open Minds Production is based in Tempe, Arizona. The Open Minds team consists of internationally-recognized journalists, researchers and media specialists who have worked in the UFO arena for decades.

ALEJANDRO-ROJAS_142_1Magazine Editor, Open Minds UFO Radio Host

Alejandro Rojas is the host for Open Minds UFO Radio, editor and contributing writer for Open Minds magazine as well as OpenMinds.tv. For several years Alejandro was the official spokesperson for the Mutual UFO Network as the Director of Public Education. As a UFO/Paranormal researcher and journalist, Alejandro has spent many hours in the field investigating phenomena up close and personal. Alejandro has been interviewed by media organizations around the world, including the largest cable and network news agencies with several appearances on Coast to Coast AM.

antonio_2012Contributing Writer, Open Minds Magazine

J. Antonio Huneeus has covered the UFO field from an international perspective for over 30 years. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications in the U.S., Latin America, Europe and Japan. He was also the co-author of the Laurance Rockefeller-funded “UFO Briefing Document – The Best Available Evidence” and edited the book “A Study Guide to UFOs, Psychic & Paranormal Phenomena in the USSR.” Huneeus studied French at the Sorbonne University in Paris and Journalism at the University of Chile in Santiago in the 1970s. He has lectured at dozens of UFO Conferences all over the world and been interviewed by many media outlets including The Washington Post, the Sy-Fy and History Channels, Nippon-TV, etc. He received the “Ufologist of the Year” award at the National UFO Conference in Miami Beach in 1990 and the “Courage in Journalism” award at the X-Conference in Gaithersburg, Maryland, in 2007.

jason_2012_teamMagazine Editor, Spacing Out! Host/Producer, Web Content Manager

Jason McClellan is an editor and staff writer for Open Minds magazine. Jason is also the producer and co-host of the web series Spacing Out!, web content manager and staff writer for OpenMinds.tv, and co-organizer and technical producer of the International UFO Congress.

maureen_2012_teamMarketing Director, Spacing Out! Host/Associate Producer

Maureen Elsberry is the Marketing Director, Co-host and Associate Producer for Spacing Out!, and Co-Organizer of Open Minds Events. She is also a contributing writer for OpenMinds.tv and Open Minds magazine. With a degree in Journalism and Media Production, Maureen has spent over 8 years working in Internet Media, Marketing and Radio. She now spends her time investigating, reporting and spreading news related to the UFO phenomenon.

tom_2012_teamTelevision Executive Producer

Tom Ruffin began his career in television in 1984, with a BA degree in Broadcast Journalism from Cal State Long Beach. Working for a small, and at the time unknown, show called Entertainment Tonight. As the popularity of the show grew he began to climb the ladder. After 21 years he was the only one employed who was a member of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.) . In the summer of 2009 Tom was hired by Open Minds to develop a television show for broadcast television. He looks forward to this challenge and learning more about this interesting and vital topic.

michael_cline_avatar21Video Editor, Segment Producer

Michael Cline has a diverse background with more than ten years of video production experience at multiple TV stations and ad agencies, along with his own freelance endeavors. A strong interest in the unknown motivates him to research, write, and edit video segments on a variety of UFO related topics.

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