by Michael E. Salla
I thank Didier de Plaige
for his kind assistance in helping confirm background
information about Gilles Lorant, and for first revealing
on his blogsite details
about Lorant who at the time requested anonymity through
a mutual acquaintance of de Plaige. I also thank
Jean-Luc Bozzoli and Victor Viggiani for their
assistance in translating the original French document.
A French aviation expert has come
forward to reveal his participation in a secret meeting held at the
United Nations New York headquarters that discussed the UFO
phenomenon from February 12-14. Gilles Lorant is an attaché
to the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS-
National Center for Scientific Research) which is a
government-funded research organization, under the administrative
authority of France's Ministry of Research.
He is also a member Institute of
Advanced Studies for National Defense (IHEDN
- the French Organization that produced the 1999
COMETA Report). Both CNRS and IHEDN
are prestigious scientific organizations in France, and Lorant was
invited to attend the UN meetings in a professional capacity.
A report released by a French UFO
organization (Federation of European Airplane ), of which
Lorant is an executive member, contained a summary of the UN meeting
where he describes what happened at the meeting.
Lorant revealed that a series of UN meetings were held over a three
day period. In the meetings there was discussion of a confidential
report, prepared by the U.S. Air Force and a branch of the National
Guard, concerning the societal impact of UFO sightings. The initial
meeting was held on February 12 and, according to Lorant's report,
led to a request by three U.S. Senators for further discussions.
Additional meetings were held immediately after on February 13 and
The implication is that three U.S.
Senators attended the secret UN meetings. The meetings were very
concerned about social upheaval from continued UFO sightings and the
testimonies of individuals claiming to have first hand knowledge
about UFO's, extraterrestrial life, and future global events. It was
reported that adverse public reactions to UFO sightings could have a
dramatic economic impact that could lead to recessions in some
The emphasis on possible societal upheaval due to growing UFO
sightings was reminiscent of recommendations of
the 1953 Robertson Panel, convened
by the CIA, which identified adverse public reactions as a major
security threat that could be exploited by foreign enemies. The UN
discussions appeared to match concerns identified in both the 1953
Robertson Panel and
the 1961 Brookings Report to the
U.S. Congress, over ramifications of UFO reports and the eventual
discovery of extraterrestrial life.
2009 was raised as the year when an important change in official
attitudes concerning the UFO phenomenon could be made. This
suggested that the official debunking policy underway since the 1953
Robertson Panel would be abandoned and more serious study of the UFO
phenomenon would occur. This indicated an important policy shift
were the study of UFO's would be officially encouraged.
However, certain global conditions would
have to be met for the official opening. Most important appeared to
be social stability in G-8 countries and the maintenance of liberal
democratic systems in developing nations. Lorant also suggested that
an official opening in attitudes would only occur if UFO sightings
continued to occur at present levels.
Lorant's testimony provides independent corroboration for an
anonymous source who first came forward on February 12 to reveal to
two New York researchers (Clay and Shawn Pickering) that the UN
meeting had taken place. The source's testimony was revealed in two
articles published by this author on
February 13 and
20 , and a follow up
article by Robert Morningstar on
Lorant's testimony gives more detailed
information of what happened at the meeting, and is consistent with
statements from the original source of the UN meeting concerning
approximately 40 participants, multiple issues being discussed as
well as the UFO phenomenon, and public reactions to increased UFO
sightings. Most importantly, Lorant provides insight into reasons
for a significant change in official public policy towards the UFO
The reported results of the UN meetings indicate agreement was
reached for an international strategy to more seriously study the
UFO phenomenon in a manner that maintains present levels of social
stability. This raises the possibility that those presenting
information on UFOs/extraterrestrial life deemed to threaten
national stability or financial systems, would receive special
attention by national security agencies.
The meetings results suggest that an
official change in government policy from 'debunking' to 'openness'
concerning UFO's would lead to official approval to narrowly define
study of the UFO phenomenon. However, those claiming to have first
hand experience of extraterrestrial life would be targeted as
charlatans. The UN meeting thereby suggested continuation of
policies aimed at exploiting divisions in the UFO community between
researchers advocating a strictly scientific study of the UFO
phenomenon, and those wishing to discuss testimonies/documentation
concerning extraterrestrial life visiting Earth.
An article exposing "Galactic COINTELPRO"
Lorant's testimony finally suggests that governments are being
driven to more open approach to the UFO phenomenon due to the recent
increase sightings that are projected to continue well into 2009.
What follows is a summary report of the UN meetings based on Lorant's testimony that appears in a newsletter of the FEA and is
available in the
Newsletter No. 4 of the F.E.A.
Posted by Jean-Jacques Yvars …
For strictly professional reasons and by coincidence, an active
member of the FEA was invited to the UN in New York in the week
starting February 11, 2008. This person took part in the
development of discussions on the subject of UFOs, after the
meeting of February 12. These discussions at the United Nations,
brought forth further deliberations during three conferences
held behind closed doors on 13 and 14 February, to which our
member had the honor and pleasure to attend.
Here is a summary of the minutes that Mr. Gilles Lorant, invited
to the meetings, kindly shared with us about what was said at
the United Nations in New York:
On 12 February, the U.S. Air
Force and the National Guard would actually presented a
report on the subject of UFOs and the impact of sightings on
many communities in the United States. Since this report was
considered important for industrialized countries,
representatives from several countries were invited to
Then, at the request of three
United States Senators, a series of three meetings took
place in the [two] following days, in the presence of
representatives of forty representatives from twenty-eight
member countries, including the Vatican (two countries did
not send representatives).
On both days, the subject of
UFO's was discussed, for no more than an hour and a half, as
one of the causes of social upheaval of a country, due to
the high probability of economic recession resulting from
the speeches of 'contactees', charlatans, religious
[figures], some scientists and prophecies.
Sightings of UFOs increase
sharply the risk of social unrest threatening the political
systems of several emerging democracies.
According to Mr. Gilles Lorant, what
was discussed was an opening in official attitudes when publicly
considering, in future, how to treat the UFO phenomenon.
An official opening to be held under
Until the end of 2009, that
social peace in the G8 countries is guaranteed around
the liberal democratic model (US version)
By the end of 2009, that the
UFO sightings disturbing "our neighbors" continues
throughout the world.
Furthermore, also discussed was what
position to adopt in case a non-aligned country decided to make
public their findings on the [UFO] topic. The atmosphere was
rather serious, according to Mr. Lorant, the participants were,
in fact, cognizant of the "presence of our neighbors" in our
The suggestion agreed upon at
the United Nations by the representatives of the 28 nations,
in the course of these exchanges, is of paramount importance
for public recognition of the topic. The official treatment
of information relating to UFOs could be a turning point at
the international level, if the circumstances remain
favorable. The coming years could show a surprising
development of papers on the subject on the part of our
[Note: Original French
online at F.E.A. website and
has also been archived here]
[Update, March 02, 2008 - The
above English translation was slightly modified to better
clarify key passages after further consultation. The see the
original English translation:
This whole article (above) smells like Cosmic Cointelpro
to me. That's not to say that I don't think that it is
impossible that there was a meeting, but not as depicted by
Salla. To really get a handle on the UFO situation, you need to
read the work of
Laura Knight-Jadczyk. For example, her article
Cosmic COINTELPRO and her
BBC radio interview as well as
her review of Richard Dolan's book "UFOs and the National
Security State" entitled
Something Wicked This Way Comes,
have a mountain of empirical observations to back them up while
this article by Michael Salla is just "feel good wishful
Sorry, don't buy it.
on Sunday, March 2, 2008 at 6:46:44
"There is no preparing the people"
In his book “Aliens from Space” US Marine corps Major Donald
Keyhoe relates a story of a conversation between high-level
Air force personnel and key members of the CIA. One Air force
officer suggests that it would be smart to begin to break the
news to the people and prepare them for contact with the group
that is flying the UFOs in our air space.
The CIA man then says,
“There is no preparing the
people for contact with beings from some other world.”
The Air force man then asked,
“Why can the people not be told;
what is so dreadful that this must be kept secret for as
long as possible?”
The CIA man backs away and tells the
group that that was only his own opinion. Major Keyhoe
conjectures that the CIA man was telling it exactly as the
people at the top of government view the presence of the
Extraterrestrials in our world; “They just can’t tell the people
because the ‘Truth’ is indeed, to awful.
This is all very basic once an individual understands that
certain ‘Key’ elements are at work to deny the people the Truth.
If you can stand it, here it is.
We are the "Living Dead."
This is why our nuclear war fighting elite must keep this
all-secret because they know that when you figure it out, you
aren’t going to be real pleased.
on Sunday, March 2, 2008 at 6:05:31