- Written by Manuel Lamiroy
- Category: Ask the panel
A few weeks ago, there was an informal survey on Twitter. It revealed that the majority of ufologists taking part in the #UFOTwitter discussions were convinced that all the answers regarding the UFO phenomenon could be found by analyzing UFOs. Which is quite baffling…
We know beyond a shadow of a doubt that some of these craft are intelligently operated. So, it would seem obvious that the focus should be on that intelligence that operates these craft. If we want to know, e.g., if they constitute a genuine threat, it is not the actual UFOs that we must pay attention to. Vehicles do not have intentions. Trying to understand the intelligent force or forces behind UFOs solely by observing UFOs, makes about as much sense as trying to understand humanity by observing cars.
And, of course, UFOs are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to these intelligences that are engaging us. There is a whole array of different types of contact experiences, ranging from completely benevolent and beneficial to detrimentally brutal abductions. So, these would seem like a good place to start. Yet, they have been pooh-poohed for the last 70 years. To this day, most ufologists prefer to stay as far away from contact experiences as they can. And, as Mike Jamieson’s article illustrates, they have been giving the same impertinent excuses. It should be self-evident that we need to include contact experiences in our research if we want to understand the non-human intelligences we are dealing with.
It does not stop there. We have observed, both in contact experiences and in the ways that UFOs are operated, that they challenge our current understanding of reality. John Mack famously said we may have to refine our definitions of reality if we want to truly understand what is happening. JAR Magazine dedicated a series of articles to this: Series of Articles: Redefining Reality
Anybody who seriously studies this phenomenon inevitably must conclude that consciousness must be added to the equation, too. And that adds yet another dimension to the whole thing.
On Facebook, a contact experiencer recently commented that the current heavy focus on UAP while ignoring the other aspects does not constitute a limited disclosure. Instead, this is a hijacking of the narrative to deliberately steer it in a direction that benefits the Military, and away from the truth. Effectively, the current focus on UAP only turns the clock back by 70 years.
In the articles listed below, several authors from our panel explore different aspects of what was mentioned above.
- Mike Jamieson illustrates how close encounter experiences have systematically been side-lined: When Will Close Encounter Experiencers Be Center-Stage?
- Thomas Minderlé looks at fields of research that are relevant to understanding the extraterrestrial presence: The Blinders of Ufology
- Giorgio Piacenza explains why contact experiences are essential to understand the NHI that is interacting with us: The Importance of Contact Experiences
- Bill Konkolesky looks at the significance of Abductions in the Age of UAP: Abductions in the Age of UAP
- Rebecca Hardcastle Wright explains why consciousness is integral in understanding the Visitors: Exoconscious Humans
- Written by Mike Jamieson
- Category: Ask the panel
By Mike Jamieson
A rise in recent years of the United States military (and with militaries elsewhere) experiencing encounters with UAPs has assured that this subject has begun it's escape from a toxic atmosphere polluted with the stifling and toxic "gasses" of ridicule and denial. It's very interesting to watch this now unfold. Recent polling by CBS News and then Pew both reveal that 51% of Americans feel some UFOs represent the presence of ET visitors, a jump from the 33% in a 2019 Gallup poll.
Concurrent with the news that began emerging in late December 2017, there has been a perceptible rise in #enduapsecrecy activism on what is now widely known as #ufotwitter. All along there, a consensus has developed on a cautious approach where the "woo-woo" of high strangeness and the oz factor, and cases of close encounters of the third and fourth kind, are bypassed and ignored when trying to lobby the press and others to address this subject. That of course is a sensible approach meant to skillfully draw in serious attention from influential public sectors.
This type of caution among students of UAPs, concerning close encounters with NHI associated with advanced technology beyond ours, are shuffled off to a small hidden room to be quietly examined, has a history which I will note key points from.
I was recently able to gauge in a limited way perspectives concerning this with an online poll for UFOTwitter, 32 voting.
Poll question: "Why do ufologists avoid CE3 cases (in general)?"
- Protect reputation: 21.9%
- Cases not credible: 18.8%
- Harms Ufology credibility: 37.5%
- Other (explain): 21.9%
Responses in comments included some explanations:
"I love them. I'm not saying every single one of these reports is legit but I refuse to believe that zero of them are."
"I think the CE3 cases are the most important to the world today! We NEED to listen to them!"
"Andreasson, Walton, Pascagoula, and many others, but as it's always said--NO EVIDENCE. Well, if you can provide evidence that you are a hot dog a week ago without planning it, let me know."
"Because they go through life wearing blinders."
"We don't ignore them. There just aren't many credible cases."
"Hard to determine what to make of them."
Donald Keyhoe in his 1953 book "Flying Saucers From Outer Space" said he dismissed a letter sent to him from experiencers, a nurse and a salesman traveling a desert road recounted being abducted by "spacemen" because he saw that as an example of the "effect of certain news stories published since 1947". 
Donald Keyhoe was associated with, and an early leader of the National Investigations Committee of Aerial Phenomena (NICAP). In 1964 they published a large-volumed book edited by Richard Hall, "The UFO Evidence".
- Written by Rebecca Hardcastle Wright
- Category: Ask the panel
Exoconscious Humans: Why Consciousness is Integral to Understanding the Visitors
By Rebecca Hardcastle Wright
In August of 2020, the Department of Defense established the UAP Task Force (UAPTF) with a mission to "improve its understanding of, and gain insight into, the nature and origins of [Unidentified Aerial Phenomena] UAPs. The mission of the task force is to detect, analyze and catalog UAPs that could potentially pose a threat to U.S. national security."
This mission launched a project to understand UAPs as an expression of the Visitors by gathering information on their craft and behavior. UAPTF is a scientific study of the Visitor's craft, an arm's length, objective, nuts and bolts enterprise. It is information-driven using advanced technology (satellites, radar, aircraft) and massive data centers to collect and store information. From this information, technicians will develop algorithms to categorize, catalog, and discriminate data and form UAP prediction scenarios using artificial intuition (an advanced form of AI, machine learning).
From the UAP data, engineers will create new materials, crafts, and propulsion systems. These new materials and systems, which are tested by engineers, if promising, will be launched as startups (joint ventures of government-intelligence-military-corporations) to scale this new technology and mainstream its use. A majority of these inventions will serve the space sector for research, mining (rare minerals to sustain the AI sector) , defense, manufacturing, and data storage (satellite Central Bank Digital Currency platforms).
In a nutshell, this is how UAP material science works. It is why the UAPTF report appears as technology and another space race accelerate, removing the veil of secrecy from tested and refined propulsion, craft and space technologies and sourcing funding for future innovations.
Moreover, UAP and AI-Transhuman programs are intricately connected. They provide data for space startups and collaborations, platforms for secure currency systems to finance expensive programs, and for Earth-bound citizens, they prop up one another's narrative (propaganda).
A significant discovery while writing the book is that Transhumanism (synthetic biology, AI, digital currency, behavior, and mind control) is creating an alternative, closed field of information. Transhumanism captures information, thoughts, and behaviors from humans and nature in an artificial field of consciousness. We will inhabit it as genetically engineered hybrid humans, plants, and animals alongside computers and robots. In a short time, humans will operate in this artificial field to live and work on Earth and in space.
- Written by Giorgio Piacenza
- Category: Ask the panel
By Giorgio Piacenza
Like Manuel Lamiroy from S. Africa recently shared with me, it would be silly to try to understand a civilization only by the cars they make. By all means, the psychic, multidimensional, and contact aspect in ufology has been present since the beginning of the "modern UFO era" and, most likely, also historically throughout human experience. Thus, whether we like it or not, it cannot be divorced from a comprehensive and vital understanding of what may be going on. This is even more so since close encounters (for instance CE-I sightings within 500 feet) also frequently lead – according to witnesses - to an activation of “high strangeness” events that include spatial and temporal anomalies besides psychic phenomena. Thus, whether we like it or, the reality-modifying effects of contact experiences cannot - in all honesty – be avoided. Hence, by trying to remain “objective” under modern, materialist, scientific, single-reality canons which – mistakenly - involve a biased dismissal of the evidence for an interactive presence of non-conventional, ‘otherworldly’ realities, we are, quite frankly, actively trying hide ourselves from what vast accumulated experience and data points to.
Moreover, through proper surveys and testimonies, researchers are finding that individual and collective contact interface with the UFO or UAP entities generally leads to positive transformations in values and personality. So (much like when confronted by a Near-Death Experience), when we are inescapably and emotionally touched on a first person, subjective basis, we are forced to reconsider any narrow worldviews that don’t fit with the experience. We are indeed impelled to expand our mental horizons and to grow up. Extending this fact to the human experience in general may be why contact experiences and experiencer accounts can, after all, be more valuable than the nuts-and-bolts approach.
Of course, when subjectivity and intersubjectivity enter a space of discovery, there's a tendency to embellish or distort, especially when persons supportive of these types of exchanges don-t just tend to be more open-minded but also not too sufficiently scientific, analytical, or demanding of objective validation. However, given the number of reports of veridical experiences had by sane persons all over the world, to say that these experiences (especially if deemed “benevolent”) are wholly bogus is in itself quite unscientific and unreasonable. Therefore, we face an undeniably necessary area of study that demands much more interest and a comprehensive, integrative, and balanced approach.
- Written by Thomas Minderlé
- Category: Ask the panel
By Thomas Minderlé
There is an old joke about a man who lost his keys. A friend saw him searching for hours beneath a streetlamp. "Why keep searching there?" he asked. "Because it's too dark everywhere else."
Without a doubt, close encounters of the first kind (seeing UFOs at distance) and second kind (additional phenomena like ground traces or radio interference) are the most scientific, well-documented, numerous, and credible. They are therefore the most convenient and academically safe areas of Ufology to study.
But what is most convenient and safe tends to be most limited in its scope. The man will never find his keys searching only under the comfort of a streetlamp if they are elsewhere.
It is by adapting our senses to darker territory that we may find the hidden keys needed to unlock our understanding of the alien presence.
This means broadening the scope of our research into diverse fields and using sharper critical thinking skills to better sort signal from noise. Doing so allows one to process circumstantial, anecdotal, mythological, and philosophical data to detect signals that cannot be detected otherwise.
It's important to think more like a detective than a mere lab assistant when attempting to discern the characteristics and motives of the alien presence. This is especially so when it comes to the abduction and contactee phenomenon.
For example, as much as it looks impartial and scientific, one cannot simply put on the white coat and publish a paper analyzing the statistics of how many abductees and contactees have positive versus negative encounters. That says little about the nature of the alien presence. Why? Because it fails to account for screen memories, mind programming, or telepathic persuasion influencing a subject's recall and self-reporting process.
Therefore, investigations should include case studies, personal experience where possible, abductive reasoning and heuristic problem solving, and cross-correlation with a wide variety of parallel research fields.
That makes for a more flexible, holistic, and "smart" approach, analogous to neural networks and fuzzy logic excelling where conventional computing methods fall short.
Potentially useful parallel fields include, but are not limited to:
- Written by Bill Konkolesky
- Category: Ask the panel
By Bill Konkolesky
We are now living in what might as well be called the UAP era of UFO history and the one-time prominent aspect of alien abductions has been widely eclipsed by the current near-exclusive focus on the sightings of lights and crafts. Making this even more marginalizing for the experiencer community is that the discussion is currently being repackaged as Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon (UAP) and led by the politicians, military, and media who have dismissed all UFO-related phenomenon throughout modern history. UFO witnesses and long-time investigators aren’t being brought to the table as authorities and the discussion suffers for this, particularly in the case of the abduction phenomenon.
Further still, even within the UFO community itself, abductions aren’t being paid proper attention these days. One example of this is Steven Greer’s recently released documentary “Cosmic Hoax.” I was nodding along with the proposition that the U.S. government is manipulating information on the UFO phenomenon…until Greer stated that all reported alien abductions are actually done by human military in a style to hoax extraterrestrial involvement. I understand some of them perhaps, but all of them? As an experiencer who knows many other experiencers, I am disbelief that a prominent spokesperson in the UFO community could make a statement like that. The encounters that I personally had where I was taken against my will were not done by the military.
To be clear, I am not disrespecting Dr. Greer for his point of view. I am wondering, fifty years since the Barney and Betty Hill abduction, how the case apparently hasn’t been sufficiently made for the reality of alien abduction. How many years and how many abductees will it take?
The names of credible abductees who have publicly shared their stories is far too long to list but I will point to one encounter that I think is an outstanding example of alien abduction reality, the Allagash Maine abduction of 1976. Four men were abducted together while camping along the Allagash River and, as they were all artists, produced eerily matching sketches of their shared encounter with strange beings. If these men are being honest, then they were abducted by aliens. And if people are being abducted by aliens, then isn’t this interpersonal aspect the most meaningful feature of the UFO phenomenon?
What makes this perhaps more puzzling is that abductions were once very much in the spotlight. From the late 1970s through late 1990s, the abduction phenomenon enjoyed two decades of prominence before fading.
We did lose two high-visibility investigator champions from that era in Budd Hopkins and Dr. John Mack and perhaps a movement needs public figures like these to rally around. While I honor and thank the many investigators and abductees who currently work hard to try to promote the topic, the majority are situational celebrities at best, known sometimes very well within the UFO community but not outside of it.
By all means, there is indeed good in keeping the current dialogue of UAPs going. Please, however, also recognize that folks are persistently being taken by non-human entities. This is worth paying some serious attention to…right? I guess those of us in this corner just need to shout a little louder these days.
- Written by Nevenka Likar
- Category: Ask the panel
As Close As Words Can Come
We are not only beings of the Earth, we are more than that. It is traditionally believed that humans possess an innate knowledge of space, a connection and aspiration towards it. All human cultures believed they knew many secrets of the night skies and of the distant realms beyond them that were capturing their imagination, inspired myths about human origin, ascension, eventual return to those realms, places of power, dwelling places of gods and souls and other things. With the development of science, however, our perception gradually changed, and we began adjusting our views to better align to new discoveries, becoming aware that the way we understood our own and other distant worlds was very much a mirror of our human nature and civilization.
In recent times, a certain innate knowledge of and relationship with other worlds and their beings has become once again very obvious through extraterrestrial contacts. Again, they are considered as a source of meaning, which suggests, in the view of cognitive scientist Timothy L. Hubbard, that humanity may be related to these higher realms in ways both fundamental and intimate, that the human mind and human life may be "tightly coupled" with life in the universe and related in ways that are difficult to imagine.
The connection between extraterrestrial, or, perhaps better to say, higher-dimensional beings and us humans is reflected through many very diverse indirect expressions of the effects of contact: drawings of humanoid-looking beings, various robot-types and hybrid children; fluent speaking of alien-type languages that touch us on a deeper energetic level and that a meaningful part of ourselves can understand; complicated abstract designs that also resonate on some profound and significant level, indicating that there is something more at work than ordinary artistic inspiration. The artists who produce such works say they are downloading information.
- Written by Web Master
- Category: Ask the panel
Introduction - Manuel Lamiroy
We are not alone. We never have been.
For millennia, humankind has been engaged by non-human intelligences. So, what does that mean? What are the implications? If we want to understand this phenomenon, we must seek to learn from contact experiences. Trying to understand this phenomenon by focusing on UFOs or UAPs makes about as much sense as trying to understand humankind by observing cars. So, we asked our panel what they thought what the most important implications are of contact experiences.
These implications play on many different levels. There are implications on an individual level: how are the contact experiencers affected? How did the experiences change their life, their beliefs? There are implications on many societal levels: Politically, how do governments respond? Socially, how do non-experiencers respond? How do the media respond? What does the contact phenomenon mean for science, and how do scientists respond? Etc. And then, there are the more existential questions for humankind as a species: what does the contact phenomenon mean for our place in the universe? What does it mean for our understanding of reality? What is our relationship with these non-human intelligences? Are they our creators? Are we their cattle? Are they visiting galactic neighbors? The ramifications of the contact experience may very well constitute the greatest challenge humankind has needed to address. The questions are endless, and the answers few. Yet we have reached a point where we no longer can ignore these questions.
Our panel members all approached the topic differently. Some address the implications on an individual level, i.e., for the contact experiencers, while others also look at the bigger picture.
Preston Dennett focuses on the transformational impact of the contact phenomenon. In his article, he looks at how it is already affecting our technology, healing and medicine, environmental awareness, and our spirituality.
Thomas Minderlé starts with his own experiences and talks about how extraterrestrials involved in abductions are secretly manipulating us and preparing us for a new world in which they coexist openly with us.
Bill Konkolesky looks at the wide variety of individual responses we can expect, which may create some challenging times.
Denise Stoner wonders whether the most important implications will be for religions. She also asked the same question about the most important implications to about a dozen contact experiencers. All their replies are included in her article, too.
Nadine Lalich explores how being exposed to species with higher intelligence will affect our consciousness, spirituality, and attitudes, and hopes that we as a species will grow from the experience.
In his article, Giorgio Piacenza has an in-depth look at several tough challenges we will be facing once we are willing to admit we are interacting with Non-Human Intelligences.
In her article, "As Close as Words can come", Nevenka Likar looks at some of the bigger picture questions.
- Written by Web Master
- Category: Ask the panel
- Denise Stoner
- Nadine Lalich
The Most Important Implication of a Contact Experience
By Denise Stoner
When first asked if I would be interested in tackling this topic, I was taken to a place in my head that said this was too much. How could I write on such a topic or even begin to cover all aspects of this subject matter. I could not! I thought it would be interesting to the readers if I “took a poll” of a wide range of individuals. I have a combination of responses from business owners, authors, speakers, teachers, mentors, and experiencers. I’ve added remarks made by a relatively new person attempting to understand what this all means to seasoned individuals. I felt it would be important for us to see how the contributors have interpreted this question.
I am going to begin to tackle the religious and spiritual side of this topic. As an experiencer myself, this aspect of having contact and what impact “disclosure” might have on society is mind boggling once you stop to think about it. Is the effect on the religions of the world the most important? I really can’t make a guess myself.
I was raised with a great faith base. The small New England town I grew up in had one Roman Catholic Church and one Congregational (similar to Methodist) Church. My parents never told me what I had to believe so when I was just beginning my teens, I attended my church (the Congregational), sang in the children’s choir, and more. The difference was the fact that I also attended the Catholic Church with my girlfriends. This was just the beginning of my strong desire, need, calling – to explore so many religions I couldn’t name them all. I joined a few for a while. As an adult, I studied in depth and was a part of what it means to be a Wiccan. Yes, Wicca is considered a religion. I kept my distance from any negative realm other than to read about it and interview a few members. I also wanted to know how these huge places of worship stayed afloat. I was an experiencer and had a close friendship, for lack of a better term, relationship with my ET. By 2013 I had “come out” and was speaking about my ET, visits on their crafts, and much more. I co-authored “The Alien Abduction Files” with Kathleen Marden which let the world know that I knew there was life on other planets and they were visiting here on earth.
Still, there was no proof so no harm is being done to the world economy, religious beliefs, etc. However, did these experiences change me? Yes, I spent several days in deep contemplation in an attempt to figure out how my faith has changed, if it did. I want to say that no matter what my particular faith had been, no matter how it differs now, I AM NOT THE SAME since having contact with the visitors. I am now what I feel is a complete spiritual being open to what the universe has to offer. I don’t need to spend time inside a building in order to connect with a higher power. Prayer is important especially when shared with others who have intent and purpose yet, the place where I worship can easily be the wide open spaces.
Of course, we have atheists and agnostics and must include them. The still lost tribes would suddenly know what they possibly felt all along when practicing their rituals and ceremonies. The Native Americans have their own beliefs and thoughts on the matter and what about Buddha? I’m sure I left some out.
Will the knowledge of visitors from another place just quietly rattle the temples, church pews, and others – or – will the whole idea of what religion means turn the world upside down causing the collapse of each and every one as they once were.
Now, let’s wrap it up and ponder on whether this could possibly be the most important implication of a contact experience. I leave it up to you.
Some of the information I will now add to this article are written, as I mentioned in the beginning, by all types of individuals. They do have one thing in common and that is the need to discover exactly what these UFO/ETs are, where they are from, and how they will affect this beautiful oasis we call planet earth when that information is disclosed to all of us.
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