The story doesn't hold up too well under independent scrutiny, though, and top journalists (below video) and ET researchers have been quick to call this media event a CIA covert op aimed at twisting the narrative on an issue of critical fascination.
All in the News
The news cycle works in such a way that our perception of the world is greatly influenced by the sudden appearance of news items like this, how these items are framed, and then how quickly they disappear without follow-up.
A story hits all the major outlets with gale force, the pundits and spin doctors do their overnight magic, then the story disappears, leaving behind only the imprint, or the feeling it gave us.
This dramatically instructs our worldview on as issue without out ever fully informing us on the issue. Our reaction to it is thus distorted by a distorted picture. It's called framing.
This is exceptionally relevant to the UFO conversation because the story is framed as threat and as an issue on which our knowledge and experience is limited.
It thereby omits broad accounts of contact and communication with alien races through altered and higher states of consciousness, such as,
...as well as through the use of shamanic plant medicines, DMT and psilocybin containing mushrooms.
Terence McKenna spoke on this while asking the question, 'Are aliens the future us?' - below video:
He explains how entheogens like DMT open up a type of telepathy of the soul, allowing one to transcend space and time and to re-emerge in the here and now with information about our situation on planet earth today.
The vast majority of human encounters with extra-terrestrial intelligences happen in the form of one-to-one communication, often initiated by highly empathic or intuitive people.
Communication in this context often cites alien races like,
...and many others.
Channelers demonstrate another form of conscious, positive contact, and there are volumes written about,
...and others who transmit wisdom to earthlings who've allowed themselves to be conduits.
James Gilliland of the organization Enlightened Contact with ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (ECETI) has been having what he claims is open contact with ET's for decades.
Gilliland trains other to have ET contact, as does researcher Steven Greer, both of whom describe positive and enlightening experiences with extraterrestrials.
The Next Frontier in Human Consciousness
In this light, the extraterrestrial presence here on earth is the next frontier in the exploration of human consciousness.
Intuitive counselor Gigi Young explains how this perspective reframes the whole issue of disclosure, making it one of personal evolution rather than one of government control.
Beings of Feeling
Humans are beings of feeling.
We abandon our senses when emotional. Intuition is our guide when logic and reasoning come up short, and even the cutting edges of scientific endeavor are guided by that 'gut feeling,' a form of innate curiosity.
We also abandon ourselves to fear, which is the main currency of government control.
And while it would be naive to presume that all alien beings were friendly, a continually evolving body of experience suggests that there are indeed benevolent extraterrestrials positively influencing the human race...