by Arjun Walia
November 27, 2015
It is a common occurrence for ‘UFO's to
on military radar, and more and more people are starting to
believe that these objects are of extraterrestrial origin.
reason for this is the disclosure of evidence supporting such a
hypothesis in recent years.
If you want to see a fraction of that
evidence, you can check out
or the one pertaining to military radar linked above. If you really want to go in depth and read some proper
studies on this topic, you can check out
They are a great place to start, he is a
brilliant academic and one of the world's leading researchers on the
topic of UFOs.
Sagan's Close Colleague
Apart from the congressional hearings on
this subject, and the fairly recent
citizens hearing that took place, along with the release of
official documentation, there has been a surge in people believing
that ETs are real because of the work of scholars like Dr.
Brian was a close colleague of
Sagan, who recruited him to teach at Cornell University in the late
1960's, where he researched and lectured in the department of
astronomy and physics.
After Cornell, he taught physics, astronomy,
and science policy assessment at various academic institutions,
including the University of California Berkeley, Hampshire College,
and finally at Princeton University from 1976 to 1981.
After this he
went on to Washington, where he would become an advisor to various
political leaders, presidential candidates, and the United States
Before all of this, Dr. O'Leary was a
NASA astronaut and a member of the sixth group of astronauts
selected by NASA in August of 1967. One year after that, as
mentioned above, Sagan recruited him to teach at Cornell.
was also a member of the American Association for the Advancement of
Science, as well as secretary of the American Geophysical Union's Planetology Section.
Furthermore, he was the team leader of the
Asteroidal Resources Group for NASA's Ames Summer Study on Space
He was a founding board member of the International
Association for New Science as well as founding president of the New
"Carl Sagan called me from Cornell and asked me to join the faculty.
I accepted the offer and spent many years at Cornell in the
astronomy department, planetary science department.
And I became
very creative in research then, but still within the bounds of
western science, but in the planetary exploration program. That was
for a period of about a decade."
As you can see, his resume is more than
extensive, and O'Leary is just one
out of hundreds of people with this type of
distinguished background to blow the lid on the extraterrestrial
I use his video below in a lot of my extraterrestrial/UFO
related articles, and I apologize to our regular readers, but I feel
it's always useful to share with readers who have yet to come across
The clip is taken from
Thrive documentary which, if you haven't seen yet, I highly
You can read his entire biography
Above I've provided only the highlights of his impressive career. Brian passed away shortly after this
video was taken.
Apparently it happened shortly after having a heart
attack and a diagnosis of intestinal cancer.
What He Said Carl Sagan Did
He had some interesting things to say
during a live interview with Kerry Cassidy of
Camelot (view full interview and transcript of video
O'Leary and Sagan were close for a number of years, but
had a little bit of a falling out when O'Leary decided to leave
In the interview, he remarked:
One very cold snowy day in May, I landed in Syracuse, and there was
a horizontal blizzard - in May - and I said:
That's it for
upstate New York.
And Carl thought that was very frivolous.
Because, of course, he was kind of an empire-builder kind of guy;
and he also had a huge ego.
After he left, O'Leary started to
examine some of Carl's work. He said that the famous
"Face" in Cydonia on Mars
- photographed by Viking in 1975, this enormous
formation (about a mile across) resembled a human face and created a
major buzz at the time - was tampered with by Sagan before being
released to the public:
very, very disappointing to me, because not only was Carl wrong, he
also fudged data.
He published a picture of the
"Face" in Parade
Magazine, a popular article, saying that the "Face" was just a
natural formation, but he doctored the picture to make it not look
like a face.
At this time, Sagan and O'Leary
were arguably the world's two leading experts on Mars, and they
entered into many disagreements over that face. This rift was made
clear in O'Leary's publication in 1998, "Carl Sagan & I
- On Opposite
Sides of Mars."
It can be found in The
Case for the Face - Scientists Examine the Evidence for Alien
Artifacts on Mars.
In May of 1990, O'Leary released a paper
of Images of the Face on Mars and Possible Intelligent Origin" which
only further demonstrated his skepticism.
It was published in the
Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol.43 No.5.
O'Leary also went on the record and
began to realize, just directly from the scientific point of view,
not only hearsay, that this man was colluding with NASA, that there
might be more to this than before...
Carl was on a committee
with a number of notable people.
There was a report issued by the
Brookings Institution in 1961
- and that's about when I knew
Carl, during those years; the '60s mostly was when I worked closely
with him - that he and this other group said:
if any ETs ever showed up on the Earth, it has to be covered-up.
That's the only way we're going to be able to manage this, because
if we can't, then it would be too much of a culture shock.
Quite a shocking statement from someone
of Brian's stature, isn't it?
In the interview, he goes on to say
that Carl and his colleagues recommended that the governments cover
the UFO phenomenon, and that he believes this provided
justification for the ongoing cover-up
It's important to note that this does
not make Sagan a ‘bad guy.' He was clearly the opposite of that, and
his love for science and educating humanity was quite clear.
was in favor of covering this up, if he did know about it, there is
a very good chance it was done for what they perceived to be, good
Sure, there might be some corporate reasons, and some other
not so pleasant reasons the cover-up remains today, but it's
plausible to assume that in the beginning, perhaps there was no I'll
"Behind the scenes, high ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned
about UFOs. But through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens
are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense."
Former head of CIA, 1960
Interesting Quotes About The UFO
Phenomenon (A Few Out Of Many)
*** Please keep in mind, the
documentation regarding this phenomenon can be found from links that
were mentioned in the very first paragraph of this article
is in a process of investigation both in the United States and in
Spain, as well as the rest of the world.
The nations of the world
are currently working together in the investigation of the UFO
phenomenon. There is an international exchange of data."
Carlos Castro Cavero (1979)
From "UFOs and the National Security
State, Volume 2″
by Richard Dolan
"There is a serious possibility that we
are being visited and have been visited for many years by people from
outer space, by other civilizations.
Who they are, where they are
from, and what they want should be the subject of rigorous
scientific investigation and not be the subject of ‘rubbishing' by
Lord Admiral Hill-Norton,
Former Chief of Defence Staff, 5 Star
Admiral of the Royal Navy
Chairman of the NATO Military Committee
"There is another way whether it's wormholes or warping space,
there's got to be a way to generate energy so that you can pull it
out of the vacuum, and the fact that they're here shows us that they
found a way."
Jack Kasher, Ph.D,
Professor Emeritus of physics, University of
"This thing has gotten so highly-classified… it is just impossible
to get anything on it. I have no idea who controls the flow of
need-to-know because, frankly, I was
told in such an emphatic way that it was none of my business that
I've never tried to make it to be my business since.
I have been
interested in this subject for a long time and I do know that
whatever the Air Force has on the subject is going to remain highly
Senator Barry Goldwater
Chairman of the Senate
Yes, it's both. It's both literally, physically
happening to a degree; and it's also some kind of psychological,
spiritual experience occurring and originating perhaps in
And so the phenomenon stretches us, or it asks us
to stretch to open to realities that are not simply the literal
physical world, but to extend to the possibility that there are
other unseen realities from which our consciousness, our, if you
will, learning processes over the past several hundred years
have closed us off."
John E. Mack
a Harvard University psychologist and
Pulitzer prize winner
"There is a serious possibility that
we are being visited and have been visited for many years by
people from outer space, from other civilizations... [and] it
behooves us, in case some of these people in the future or now
should turn hostile, to find out who they are, where they come
from, and what they want.
This should be the subject of
rigorous scientific investigation and not the subject of
‘rubbishing' by tabloid newspapers."
Lord Admiral Hill-Norton
Former Chief of Defence Staff, 5 Star Admiral of the Royal Navy, Chairman of the
NATO Military Committee
"An extraterrestrial influence is investigating
our planet. Something is monitoring the planet and they are
monitoring it very cautiously."
"Some of what people report as UFOs are
extraterrestrial (ET) vehicles. Some of those extraterrestrial
vehicles actually have ET crews, and some of those ET crews
catch and release humans."
a retired McGill University Professor of 40 years in
the Department of Psychology
"Intelligent beings from other star systems have been and are
visiting our planet Earth. They are variously referred to as
Visitors, Others, Star People, Et's, etc…They are visiting Earth
now; this is not a matter of conjecture or wistful thinking.
C. Loder III, Phd,
Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences, University
of New Hampshire
"Decades ago, visitors from other plants warned us about where we
were headed and offered to help. But instead, we, or at least some
of us, interpreted their visits as a threat, and decided to shoot
first and ask questions after."
Former Canadian Defense Minister
My people tell of Star People who came to us many
generations ago. The Star people brought spiritual teachings and
stories and maps of the cosmos and they offered these freely.
They were kind, loving, and set a great example.
When they left us, my people say there was a loneliness like no
I'm skeptical about many things,
including the notion that government always knows best, and that the
people can't be trusted with the truth.
The time to pull the curtain
back on this subject is long overdue. We have statements from the
most credible sources - those in a position to know - about a
fascinating phenomenon, the nature of which is yet to be determined.
John Podesta, for example - former White House Chief of Staff for
Bill Clinton, Barack Obama's right hand man (councilor), and the
current head of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, Taken from
Leslie Kean's 2010 New York Times bestseller, UFOs - Generals,
Pilots, And Government Officials Go On The Record, in which Podesta
wrote the forward:
"Yes there have been crashed craft, and bodies
recovered… We are not alone in the universe, they have been
coming here for a long time…I happen to be privileged enough to
be in on the fact that we have been visited on this planet, and
the UFO phenomenon is real."
Doctor Edgar Mitchell
6th man to walk on the moon
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