Extraterrestrial Exposure Law
Already Passed By
On October 5, 1982,
Dr. Brain T. Clifford of the Pentagon announced at a press
conference (“The Star”, New York, Oct. 5, 1982) that contact between
U.S. citizens and extra-terrestrials or their vehicles is strictly
ACCORDING TO A LAW ALREADY ON THE BOOKS:
(Title 14, Section
1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations, adopted on July 16,
1969, before the Apollo moon shots), anyone guilty of such contact
automatically becomes a wanted criminal to be jailed for one year
and fined $5,000.
The NASA administrator
is empowered to determine with or without a hearing that a person or
object has been “extraterrestrially exposed” and impose an
indeterminate quarantine under armed guard, which could not be
broken even by court order.
There is no limit placed on the number of individuals who could thus
be arbitrarily quarantined.
The definition of “extraterrestrial exposure” is left entirely up to
NASA administrator, who is thus endowed with total
dictatorial power to be exercised at his slightest caprice, which is
completely contrary to the Constitution.
According to Dr. Clifford,
whose commanding officers have been assuring the public for the last 39
years that UFO’s are nothing more than hoaxes and delusions to be
dismissed with a condescending smile:
“This is really no joke,
it’s a very serious matter.”
This legislation was buried
in the 1,211th subsection of the 14th section of a batch of regulations
very few members of government probably bothered to read in its
entirety, the proverbial needle in the haystack, and was slipped onto
the books without public debate.
Thus from one day to the next we learn that, without having informed the
public, in its infinite wisdom, the government of the United States has
created a whole new criminal class: UFO contactees.
The lame excuse offered by NASA as a sugar coating for this
bitter pill is that extra-terrestrials might have a virus that could
wipe out the human race. This is certainly one of the many possibilities
inherent is such contact, but just as certainly not the only one , and
in itself not a valid reason to make all contact illegal or to declare
contactees criminals to be jailed and fined immediately.
It appears the primary effect of such a law would not be to prevent
contact, it would be to silence witnesses. If enforced, the law would
prevent publication of contactee reports except under cover of
anonymity, and unleash a modern inquisition in the Land of the Free.
However, it is unenforceable, so obviously absurd and unfair that the
public will refuse to accept it. The citizens of the United States will
greet it with a resounding Bronx cheer and laugh it out of court,
forcing it to be repealed.
It should be replaced by clearly worded legislation, not open to
interpretation in a multitude of different ways, humanely relevant to
the contingency of E.T. contact, debated and passed by Congress openly
instead of slipped through “under the table” without the public being
According to NASA spokesman Fletcher Reel, the law as it
stands is not immediately applicable, but in case of need could quickly
be made applicable. What this means is that it is ambiguously worded, so
that it can be interpreted either one way or the other, as the
It is certainly not a coincidence that Dr. Clifford held his
press conference during the period when the popularity of the film
E.T. was at its peak. As E.T. portrayed a type of
extraterrestrial that was benevolent and lovable, the inference is that
the press conference was intended to discourage attempts to communicate
or fraternize with UFO occupants. However, instead of having the
intended effect, it backfired, causing public furor.
There may be some
relationship between this fiasco and the next semi-officially endorsed
attempt to deal with the subject of extra-terrestrials, the TV film V,
which was featured with repeat performances and maximum publicity by
major networks worldwide. The aliens portrayed in V are the most
horrifying and repulsive nightmares imaginable, who are defeated thanks
largely to a CIA hit man specializing in covert operations, the
tough guy with the heart of gold who with the aid of the handsome hero
saves the human race.
This is obvious and
transparent propaganda, designed to do what the government’s
widespread use of dis-information, and Dr. Clifford’s press
conference about the absurd lemon of a law already on the books failed
to do: squelch attempts to communicate or fraternize with UFO occupants.
One way to avoid widespread panic at the announcement of the news that
we are under surveillance by nonhuman intelligent beings with a
technology far more sophisticated than our own is to point out that this
situation is nothing new, but has literally been going on for millennia.
If the “flying dragons” mentioned in the I Ching intended to
attack and destroy us, they could easily have carried out this objective
long ago. Along with this article, the text of the E.T. Law will
be presented. However, there are several points that I wish to make:
The provisions of this part apply to all NASA manned and unmanned
I could dismiss this whole
controversy as a tempest in a teacup if the above passage contained the
word “only”, so as to read:
“The provisions of this
part apply only to all NASA manned and unmanned space
However, it does not contain
that one little word which would have made such a big difference. If the
government was suddenly faced with the accomplished fact of an
undeniable overt E.T. visitation, this regulation could therefore, be
construed as being applicable to all space missions, NASA or non NASA,
whether of terrestrial or extra-terrestrial origin. As it stands, this
law is applicable to UFO contact. The meaning would have to be
stretched, but the built-in loophole does exist.
Definitions. (b) (2):
Touched directly or been
in close proximity to (or been exposed indirectly to )...
Even without involved in a
UFO close encounter would become eligible for indefinite quarantine
under armed guard according to the above. By including indirect
exposure, the NASA administrator is empowered to make the
definition mean just about anything he wants it to. An example of
indirect exposure is given, but an example is not a definition. Unless
indirect exposure is defined precisely, it can mean almost anything. The
possibility is not specifically ruled out that other types of indirect
exposure than the example given might be considered valid grounds to
“quarantine” a citizen or group of citizens.
In my opinion, it is vital that we challenge the validity of his law,
for if it is allowed to stand unchallenged, UFO contactees and
researchers may all meet behind barbed wire and armed guards somewhere
in Alaska. I strongly urge everyone who reads the E.T. Law, Title 14,
Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations (at the end of this
article), to clip it out, and send it on to your congressman, with a
demand penciled in, to repeal this absurd and potentially lethal law. We
must use reason, and transcend fear in order to make this planet a place
where all may live in peace and harmony, as One.
Text of the E.T. Law
1211.100 Title 14
- Aeronautics and Space
Part 1211 - Extra-terrestrial Exposure
1211.100 - Scope
establishes: (a) NASA policy, responsibility and authority to guard the
Earth against any harmful contamination or adverse changes in its
environment resulting from personnel, spacecraft and other property
returning to the Earth after landing on or coming within the atmospheric
envelope of a celestial body; and (b) security requirements,
restrictions and safeguards that are necessary in the interest of
1211.101 - APPLICABILITY
The provisions of this part to all NASA manned and unmanned space
missions which land or come within the atmospheric envelope of a
celestial body and return to the Earth.
1211.102 - DEFINITIONS
(a) “NASA” and the
“Administrator” mean, respectively the National Aeronautics and
Space Administration and the administrator of the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration or his authorized
(b) “Extra-terrestrially exposed” means the state of condition of
any person, property, animal or other form of life or matter
whatever, who or which has:
(1) Touched directly
or come within the atmospheric envelope or any
other celestial body; or
(2) Touched directly or been
in close proximity to (or been exposed indirectly to ) any
person, property, animal or other form of life or matter who or
which has been extra-terrestrially exposed by virtue of
paragraph (b)(1) of this section.
For example, if
person or thing “A” touches the surface of the Moon, and on
“A’s” return to Earth, “B” touches “A” and, subsequently, “C”
touches “B”, all of these - “A” through “C” inclusive - would be
extra-terrestrially exposed (“A” and “B” directly; “C”
(3) During any
period of announced quarantine, no person shall enter or depart
from the limits of the quarantine station without permission of
the cognizant NASA officer. During such period, the posted
perimeter of a quarantine station shall be secured by armed
(4) Any person who
enters the limits of any quarantine station during the
quarantine period shall be deemed to have consented to the
quarantine of his person if it is determined that he is or has
become extra-terrestrially exposed.
(5) At the earliest
practicable time, each person who is quarantined by NASA shall
be given a reasonable opportunity to communicate by telephone
with legal counsel or other persons of his choice.
(c) “Quarantine” means
the detention, examination and decontamination of any persons,
property, animal or other form of life or matter whatever that is
extra-terrestrially exposed, and includes the apprehension or
seizure of such person, property, animal or other form of life or
(d) “Quarantine period” means a period of consecutive calendar days
as may be established in accordance with 1211.104 (a).
actions. The Administrator or his designee... shall in his
(1) Determine the
beginning and duration of a quarantine period with respect to
any space mission; the quarantine period as it applies to
various life forms will be announced.
(2) Designate in writing quarantine officers to exercise
(3) Determine that a particular person, property, animal, or
other form of life or matter whatever is extra- terrestrially
exposed and quarantine such person, property, animal, or other
form of life or matter whatever. The quarantine may be based
only on a determination, with or without the benefit of a
hearing, that there is probable cause to believe that such
person, property, animal or other form of life or matter
whatever is extra- terrestrially exposed.
(4) Determine within the United States or within vessels or
vehicles of the United States the place, boundaries, and rules
of operation of necessary quarantine stations.
(5) Provide for guard services by contract or otherwise, as many
be necessary, to maintain security and inviolability of
quarantine stations and quarantined persons, property, animals
or other form of life or matter whatever.
(6) Provide for the subsistence, health and welfare of persons
quarantined under the provisions of this part.
(7) Hold such hearings at such times, in such manner and for
such purposes as may be desirable or necessary under this part,
including hearings for the purpose of creating a record for use
in making any determination under this part for the purpose of
reviewing any such determination.
1211.107 COURT OR OTHER
(a) NASA officers and
employees are prohibited from discharging from the limits of a
quarantine station any quarantined person, property, animal or other
form of life or matter whatever during order or other request, order
or demand an announced quarantine period in compliance with a
subpoena, show cause or any court or other authority without the
prior approval of the General Counsel and the Administrator.
(b) Where approval to discharge a quarantined person, property,
animal or other form of life or matter whatever in compliance with
such a request, order or demand of any court or other authority is
not given, the person to whom it is directed shall, if possible,
appear in court or before the other authority and respectfully state
his inability to comply, relying for his action on this 1211.107.
violates, attempts to violate, or conspires to violate any provision of
this part or any regulation or order issued under this part or who
enters or departs from the limits of a quarantine station in disregard
of the quarantine rules or regulations or without permission of the
NASA quarantine officer shall be fined not more that $5,000 or
imprisoned not more than 10 year, or both.