by Dr Michael E. Salla

November 8, 2003

from Exopolitics Website



I received on November 2, 2003 a forwarded copy of a message titled Change the World - Decide Whether We Should Show Up!”.


The ‘Message’ had been slowly circulating for some weeks before I received it, and in part due to my own commentary and distribution of it, it has more widely circulated over the Internet. This has prompted a number of individuals to contact me to provide more information about the Message and elaborate on whether it is genuine.


The Message claimed to originate from an unknown group of extraterrestrials (ETs) that wanted to ask “individuals without distinction” (humanity outside the political process) the simple yet profound question "Do You Wish That We Show Up?" The ‘Message’ claimed to be conducting a global ballot on behalf of ETs that have been silently observing Earth for an extended period of time. If genuine, the question and ‘ballot’ it proposes for the benefit of visiting ETs carries with it deep implications that deserve serious discussion.

The response to the Message has been widespread. Some have openly embraced it as a ‘First Contact’ message from one or more benevolent ET races, and have unambiguously said, Yes! Others have viewed it as a trick from manipulative ETs who want to covertly take over humanity, and said No! Yet another response has been to dismiss it entirely as ‘extremely sophisticated disinformation’ and said ‘not worth answering’! Another response has been to be cautious and seek to better understand the message, its origins, the possible ETs that sent it, its implications for global humanity, and an appropriate response.


I fall into this latter category of responses and what follows is based on my analysis of the message and the possibility that it is a genuine communication to global humanity from an ET race.


Who Wrote the Message?

The author of the message is Jean Ederman, a French pilot, air traffic controller and airport manager, who claims to have been given the Message by a visiting group of 'benevolent ETs' after ‘mentally projecting himself into their space’. On his website he describes a number of experiences he has had with visiting ET races over the years as well as the experience that produced the Message: “after having learned how to mentally project myself to a place in the presence of benevolent ETs, I received the following message on behalf of their hierarchy.”

Ederman’s method of communication falls into a category that is described either as ‘transmission’, ‘channeling’ or ‘telepathic thought exchange’. Such a form of communication is not unusual when it comes to analyzing the literature on ETs since many researchers/former government employees have commented on this.


For example, Sergeant Dan Sherman has written extensively of his participation in ‘Project Preserve Destiny’, a secret US National Security Agency communication project that used psychics for establishing contact with ET races.


If one accepts the reality of an ET presence on the planet that has been known by various military-intelligence agencies and governments around the planet since at least the 1940’s and not disclosed to most elected officials or the general public, then telepathic forms of communications with ETs is very viable. The ability to insert thoughts/images into the auditory-visual portions of the human brain either by telepathic means or electronic, has apparently been mastered by both visiting ET cultures; and, more disturbingly, by military-intelligence agencies.

This suggests that Ederman’s claimed communication with ETs may be genuine. The difficult question is how do we ascertain whether it is genuine or not? One way is to look for clues in Ederman’s own experiences and writings concerning ETs, the other way is to examine the Message itself in terms of textual clarity, coherence, and its political content as far as ETs are concerned.

In examining Ederman’s website and his writings, one finds a chronology of Ederman’s experiences with ETs that date from 1977. He provides descriptions of ET technology that while technical in nature, are not that difficult to conceptually grasp. Much of his material is consistent with the material provided by well-known whistleblowers such as Bob Lazar, a former physicist employed at Area 51.


Ederman’s technical writings appear to be very well informed, and indicate someone who is very familiar with advanced ET propulsion, energy and transportation modalities. Based on his experiences, website material, and the history of psychic communications with ET races, I find nothing to dismiss the possibility that Ederman did genuinely achieve telepathic communication with one or more advanced ET races in the Message to Humanity.


This now takes me to a textual analysis of the Message.


Textual Analysis of Message to Humanity

What immediately stands out in the Message allegedly transmitted by Ederman is the strange grammar. Phrases are used that are sometimes difficult to grasp though the ideas behind them are coherent and consistent with the overall discussion in the text. This grammatical oddity appears to be little more than a translation problem from French to English.


The integrity of the message therefore does not appear to be unduly undermined by the translation problems. In fact, the message appears to be strengthened by the awry grammar in a way that indicates this may have been an intentional aspect behind the message, and the choice of a non-English speaker by the possible ET race(s) behind it.

The odd grammar forces the native English speaker to deviate from the typical left hemisphere brain processing that dominates when reading textual information. The left-brain processing of information tends to be analytical, logical, and reductive. The pondering of the strange grammar forces English speakers to use the right brain hemisphere where the processing of information is more creative, intuitive and expansive.


If a more advanced ET culture wanted to communicate to the general mass of humanity, and in the process shift individuals from using left brain dominant processes, to right brain dominant processes in order to more fully appreciate the content and significance of the Message, then translation from a non-dominant global language into the dominant language used on the internet would go a long way in achieving this purpose.

The overall text is coherent and consistent, and indicative of someone with a high degree of intelligence and conceptual sophistication. He is able to express a range of complex issues in an accessible manner, despite the grammatical difficulties the English reader encounters when reading the French translation. More importantly, the text brings together a range of issues that combine together very well to frame the essential question posed by the text: “Do You Wish that We Show Up?”


The organization of the text suggests someone who is familiar with the issues and concepts being discussed, and is competent in communicating this to others.

Ederman’s style is deliberative and purposive, rather than discursive or didactive. This is indicative of someone who wants to ‘inform’ others rather than ‘impose’ beliefs on others. The message outlines the choices humanity has in dealing with a range of problems it has, rather than telling humanity what to do. The message makes clear what the ETs recommend, but does so in a way that leaves the choices up to humanity to decide.


This suggests that the writer, is not setting out to establish a new philosophy or religion, but merely acting as a vehicle for transmission of the Message. My overall conclusion based on my analysis of the text is that Ederman is a rational intelligent individual, intent on faithfully communicating a message he has received, rather than concocting a story for a hidden agenda due to some psychological need for attention or ego gratification.


The choice of a non-English speaker also appears to be significant in how the majority of humanity would process the Message.


This takes me now to a political analysis of the Message.


(Exo)Political Analysis of the Message to Humanity

The content of the Message refers to different ET races that have interacted with various governments:

“There are two ways to establish a cosmic contact with another civilization: via its standing representatives or directly with individuals without distinction. The first way entails fights of interests, the second way brings awareness. The first way was chosen by a group of races motivated by keeping mankind in slavery, thereby controlling Earth resources, the gene pool and human emotional energy. The second way was chosen by a group of races allied with the cause of the Spirit of service. We have, at our end, subscribed to this disinterested cause and introduced ourselves a few years ago to representatives of the human power who refused our outstretched hand on the pretext of incompatible interests with their strategic vision.”

The reference to different ET races interacting with representatives of global governments immediately stands out for those not familiar with (exo)political studies of the ET presence. The Message suggests that the orientations and agendas of ETs differ widely. This will be quite disturbing for those attempting to grasp the implications of an ET presence in the first place, let alone the idea of different ET races with diverse agendas and activities.

In an on-line study paper that examines the degree to which ET races have infiltrated the military-intelligence communities in the United States (see HERE), I distinguish between three broad categories of ETs and the different ET races that fall into these in terms of their respective activities, agendas and philosophies. The categories are the ‘good shepherd’, ‘protective parent’ and the ‘wise elder’. The 'good shepherds' are those ET races that use humanity as a resource as outlined in the Message.


The ETs fitting into this category are well described by researchers such as Dr David Jacobs, Budd Hopkins, and David Icke. There is extensive evidence that these races do little more than use humanity as a resource, and work with military-intelligence agencies in ways that involve extensive human rights abuses (see HERE).

The 'protective parent' ETs basically behave like parents (our genetic star ancestors) who are concerned to protect their 'children' or ‘starseeds'. References to some members of this group of ETs are made by scholars such as Zecharia Sitchin who describe how humanity was seeded and protected by a ‘benevolent’ faction of ETs led by Enki, and by popular authors such as Ruth Montgomery who published a number of popular books in the 1970s and 1980s describing the benevolent activities of visiting ET races.

Finally, the 'wise elders' are ET races that essentially observe, offer counsel and don't really intervene at all except to offer advise that is empowering. Their overall intention appears to be one of assisting humanity by empowering it to resolve its myriad problems, rather than protecting humanity by physical intervention when the situation gets out of control. Popular ‘channels’ such as Barbara Marciniak describe this group of ETs and how they attempt to empower humanity in seeking human solutions to global problems that are linked to the histories of competing ET groups.

My analysis is that the ET race that apparently communicated with Ederman is in the 'protective parent' category. This is evidenced in the concern the ETs in the Message display with the human predicament and the sense of urgency they have in terms of the little time they argue humanity has. They show special concern for the situation created by ‘official representatives’ of humanity entering into agreements with the 'good shepherd' ETs (trading ET technology for human biological specimens, permitting ET underground bases, and experiments on human subjects).


However, the ETs in the Message do not appear to be in the category of self-empowering ETs since they make clear their desire to assist humanity by some act of physical intervention that overrides the agreements reached by humanity’s political ‘representatives’ with good shepherd ETs. The underlying idea here is that without such physical intervention, the majority of the human population will eventually succumb to the covert agendas orchestrated by political elites and good shepherd ETs.

The ET’s communicating in the Message are very respectful as evidenced by their asking for humanity’s permission and they appear to be quite guarded in what they can offer. Their reference to a hierarchy of ETs to which they report suggests that they are following galactic protocols laid down by more developed ET races for intervention on planets such as Earth. Such protocols are described in the work of Alfred Webre who conducted research into different forms of communication with visiting ET races:

It appears from the Message that the ET race involved has most likely gained permission by more evolved ETs (wise elders), to ask humanity the question concerning possible ET intervention. It seems that the transparent purpose is that nothing would be lost in asking the question. Even if humanity collectively said no or wasn't ready to say yes, that would help sharpen human awareness, make humanity more alert to the problems confronting it (the most immediate being to reveal the full extent of all government agreements with ET races) and finally help empower humanity.

Thus far, my (exo)political analysis of the Message is quite consistent with the research I have conducted on the political implications of the ET presence. The message is sophisticated in its analysis of the political problems caused by ETs visiting the planet and the consequences of the agreements they have reached with the military-intelligence communities that have ‘represented’ global humanity. I now look at one further possibility that might cast doubt on the genuineness of the message.

One possibility that has been raised is that the message is a form of sophisticated disinformation. The military-intelligence community in the US and elsewhere has developed sophisticated disinformation strategies to distract UFO/ET researchers, misdirect their meager resources to unproductive areas, create division in the UFO/ET research community, or to simply confuse and create uncertainty.


The primary goal of such disinformation is to direct attention away from any information that might threaten the non-disclosure policy of the military-intelligence community. The Message, on the contrary, achieves precisely the opposite. It has achieved a growing degree of public attention by disseminating information that undermines efforts by the military-intelligence community and responsible political representatives to deny the reality of the ET presence.


The Message directs attention to the culpability of human ‘representatives’ in establishing agreements with extraterrestrial races that have led to abuses of individuals and global humanity more generally. This reference to the culpability of the military-intelligence community is not something that this community desires to become public as evidenced in efforts to cover up cases such as human rights abuses in shared military-extraterrestrial facilities (see HERE).


Due to the orientation and effect of the Message, and consistency with results of my own research on the extraterrestrial presence, I conclude that it is not government disinformation.


Conclusion: Is the Message to Humanity a Genuine ET Communication?

As a result of my analysis of Ederman’s background, intellectual abilities, and technical knowledge, nothing stands out as excluding the possibility that his Message constitutes a genuine communication from an ET race.


My analysis of the political implications of the Message indicates that it is consistent with the basic facts concerning the ET presence. It does not appear to be the case that the Message is ‘disinformation’ by covert branches of the military-intelligence community. My overall conclusion is that the Message is a genuine communication to global humanity from an ET race. The question that then arises is do we give permission to this ET race or races to physically intervene in human affairs?

Certainly, the myriad difficulties caused by the military-intelligence communities entering into technology exchange agreements with some ET factions, maintaining secrecy over these, consuming vast ‘black budge
t’ resources, not releasing the technology to the civilian sector, and the vast damage done to the global environment from using predatory technologies, constitutes a global crisis.


This is nowhere better exemplified than in the energy arena where it appears that fossil fuel dependence would be redundant if the technology available from ET races were made available to the general public. Having a physical ET intervention would assist in addressing these issues, but it would have to happen in a way that empowers global humanity, rather than make it dependent on the ET helpers that appear on the scene to assist humanity.


My recommendation is that we should welcome the Message. Rather than say yes to the question, ‘Do You Wish That We Show Up?’ say ‘thanks for asking us’, and we'll see what answer we can come up with. We need to develop very quickly a set of ground rules for what we would like in terms of an ET intervention, and something along the lines of a ‘Code of Conduct’ to govern subsequent interactions.


Coming up with such agreements by groups of ‘individuals without distinction’ willing to contribute to such an endeavor will take time, dialogue and negotiation amongst many who are still unsure or fearful of the ET presence.


I believe that what's most important about the message is its self-empowering potential, and the hope that those individuals who best represent ‘enlightened global humanity will in time work out a consensus over what needs to be done in responding to an offer of assistance from a service oriented ET race or races.