by Whitley Strieber
Saturday March 24th, 2007
Date: 03/30/07 13:48:32
Subject: [exopolitics] The Elephant is Stampeding in the
Aloha, below is a helpful summary by Whitley Strieber on
the recent spate of UFO sightings and disclosures by
important political figures and governments. It does
appear that the elephant of extraterrestrial disclosure
is on the stampede. Perhaps like the crumbling Bush
administration, the Cosmic Watergate is going to
Michael Salla, PhD
The past six months have been the most
astonishing period of change in the whole history of the UFO
phenomenon. Not since the early fifties have there been so many and
such extensive sightings, and never with such a level of official
support for the reality of the phenomenon.
To just touch on a few highlights, there have been extensive
sightings in many parts of the world, with large numbers of reports
out of the UK and, especially, Iran. The United States has had the
extraordinary O'Hare Airport sighting, among others.
But it is not just the sightings that are changing things, it is the
disintegration of the UFO coverup.
Governor Fife Symington of Arizona, who orchestrated one of the most
harmful debunking press conferences in the history of the phenomenon
when he turned the Phoenix Lights into an international
laughingstock, now says that he actually SAW the greatest mystery of
that night: the huge black triangle that passed over the region.
Prior to that, former Canadian Defense Minister Paul Hellyer said
frankly that "UFOs are as real as the planes that fly over your
In February, the British Ministry of Defense issued almost 500 pages
of previously secret UFO documents that both showed that the
ministry found many sightings credible and unexplained, and included
a remarkable comment by an unnamed author:
"The national security implications
are considerable. We have many reports of strange objects in the
skies and we have never investigated them. I also believe that
it is important to appreciate that what is scientific 'fact'
today may not be true tomorrow… If reports are taken at face
value then devices exist that do not use conventional reaction
propulsion systems, they have a very wide range of speeds and
I suggest that we could use this
technology, if it exists… If the sightings are of devices not of
the Earth then their purpose needs to be established as a matter
of priority… possibilities are:
I will get back to those three points in
a moment. To continue with the disclosures, the French government
has now opened its entire UFO file, revealing thousands of
meticulously investigated cases, a stunning 25% of which remain
There is no evidence that the obsessively secretive US will ever
release any real information, at least not as it is now constituted.
It has, after all, led the world in fifty years of denial about the
most important event in human history, which is the fact that an
unknown intelligence has been involved with us for at least sixty
years, and possibly longer, maybe even a lot longer.
We do not know what this intelligence is. Of course, it could be
aliens from another planet or planets, but it could also be
something very different. This is a big, immeasurably old and
complex universe, consisting largely of what we call 'dark matter'
which we have never even detected. In this universe, it may be
possible to travel across time. It may be possible to move among
very physical realities that coexist in the same space.
In short, what we are seeing could be almost anything. It could be
something completely inconceivable to us now. Or it could be that we
are the target of attention from another world right here in this
universe, and it's all fairly straightforward--if anything about it
could be considered straightforward.
The reason I say that is that our governments are not the only
parties to this affair who are operating secretively. The visitors
themselves are secretive, also, but in a very careful and considered
way. Indeed, the way in which they are secretive, if you think about
it carefully, probably emerges from a carefully evolved policy of
If I am correct about how this policy works, the recent bout of
disclosure, and especially things like the intensity of interest
that is greeting the opening of the French files (their official
site has been overwhelmed with hits) will result in some very
extraordinary sightings. We shall see.
Whether that happens or not, we shall see. But I think it's time to
stop dancing around and face the fact that there is an elephant in
this particular living room. If we address its presence, we are
going to be able to unlock many, if not all, of the secrets our
stealthy visitors are keeping from us.
The sad thing about all the debunking of the past sixty years is
that there has been a tremendous waste of knowledge. If the general
public had known that UFOs were real, and our scientists had been
able to address that reality, gathering evidence in an organized
way, we would have benefited immeasurably from the treasury of new
knowledge their observations would have inevitably brought us.
Led by the United States government and the American press, the
world's educated classes have universally rejected the idea that
UFOs are real, and have methodically ignored this knowledge. What a
waste, and all for such a stupid reason.
The US instituted its policy of secrecy in 1947 because the Air
Force told President Truman that it could do nothing to control the
According to what General Arthur Exon told me personally
the Roswell UFO,
"everybody from Truman on down knew
it was not of this world within 24 hours of our finding it."
But that knowledge was hidden from the
public, which was a foolish policy then and is not only foolish now,
but also venial and a great waste of the human mind and all of the
exquisite scientific institutions we have evolved to acquire and
When I was working on UFO materials at the Southwest Research
Institute with Dr. William Mallow, the director told him that their
CIA client took a "dim view" of me and of UFO research in general.
He was forced to do all of his work for me in handwritten notes. He
could not report on Southwest Research stationary.
He was one of the world's greatest materials scientists, and he knew
that much of what I was bringing him was totally inexplicable. And
when I think of a big and, frankly, stupid bully of an institution
like some idiotic government agency suppressing not only his work,
but all the work that could otherwise have been done, my blood just
boils. God knows what we might have accomplished if we had done
proper research into the UFO phenomenon. Perhaps Paull Hellyer is
right when he says that we could probably have solved such things as
our global warming problems by using the technology we would have
And it boils even more when I think of the elephant in the living
room: the close encounter witnesses.
If we accept that there are unknown intelligences here controlling
flying craft, then the next question begs to be asked: what are they
To best answer it, let's ask what we would be doing if we found
another planet with an intelligent life form on it that was bright
but more primitive than us.
First, our interest in that planet would be focused on that life
form. Second, if we were either exploitative or concerned about
preserving the culture in its natural state, or both, we would be
very secretive. In fact, our anthropologists would demand secrecy so
that we could study this culture as it was before it knew about us.
Our biologists would certainly want DNA samples, and we would have
to get them secretly, especially if the species was aggressively
territorial. In that case, we might undertake a process of slow
revelation, something like taming a wild animal by slow approach and
In other words, we would act toward less advanced intelligent
creatures on another planet exactly as the visitors are acting
Over time, you would interact more intimately with certain members
of the species. You might even create versions of the creatures
yourselves, if you could raise them, and infiltrate them into the
culture in order to carry out your policies among them.
I am a person with an implant. It's in my left ear right now, where
it has been since the day it was put in. As I write this, I reach up
and feel it. I remember perfectly well when it was put in, and who
did it. Two people, a man and a woman. They did it on a night in
May. Before they did it, a disturbance outside woke me up, whereupon
I heard a voice outside say "condition red." The two people then
came rushing into the bedroom from the hall and did their work. I
was rendered helpless, but I felt them working.
The next day, the ear was sore, and later I tried to get a doctor to
remove the thing. When his scalpel touched it, it moved on its own
to another part of my ear. Not understanding what was happening, he
withdrew. The next day, the object returned to where it has remained
I am not alone. There are plenty of people around who have implants.
What do they do?
And who are those people - at least in my
case - who put them in? (I might add that most people remember
getting theirs in a much more alien context.)
And what of the memories of the close encounter witnesses?
The notion that all of these memories are recovered
through hypnosis is a lie. After I published
Communion, we got half
a million letters from people who had encountered the visitors. We
still have a few thousand of these, to this day. Of these people,
almost none had ever been hypnotized. None. And yet, when you read
the Communion Letters, you see the incredible and engaging detail of
They are the elephant in the living room. It is out of their minds
and their bodies that we will gain knowledge of the secret of why
the visitors are here.
Close encounter witnesses are routinely lampooned. Indeed,
sociologists within the US government long ago hit on the fact that
laughter is the best way to keep the whole UFO phenomenon secret.
And it works. After
the O'Hare sighting, United
Airlines cautioned its personnel not to talk about it for fear that
the airline would be embarrassed.
The US government aside, the human species is signaling, through the
medium of all these disclosures, that we are ready to face more of
In order to take the next step, all we need to do is recognize the
elephant in the living room: it is not the fact that UFOs are real.
That's just the mouse. It's the fact that millions of human beings
have been in them and come face to face with their mysterious
occupants, for better or for worse. That's the elephant.