by Michael E. Salla, Ph.D Kona, Hawaii
Thanks to Didier de Plaige for making available the
above photos for public distribution
The names of thee senior officials who
attended a series of secret United Nations meetings discussing
recent UFO sightings have just been announced. Gilles Lorant a
French Aviation expert disclosed these names in a
pre-interview discussion with a
French radio journalist, Didier de Plaige (translation below) .
Lorant revealed that the meetings he
attended on February 13 and 14, were chaired by Srgjan Kerim, the
President of the UN General Assembly.
UNGA President Srgjan
Kerim Archbishop Celestino
Sir John Sawyers
From photos shown to him, Lorant also identified the Vatican's
Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer to the UN, Archbishop Celestino Migliore; and Sir
John Sawyers, Britain's Permanent
Representative to the United Nations.
According to Loran, security at the meetings was not very tight and
participants had to merely sign an "appreciation form" at their
conclusion. Apparently, other more high security meetings were
underway that were conducted behind chained doors with guards in
Lorant said no documents were distributed at the meeting, but a
report on UFO's prepared by a branch of the U.S. National Guard (and
U.S. Air Force according to an earlier statement) was projected onto
a screen. Lorant revealed that the Report had been ordered by three
U.S. Senators who commented on it. He did not clarify if the
Senators actually attended the meeting or whether their comments
were merely projected onto the screen.
an earlier statement, Lorant (pictured on left) revealed
that one and a half hours of the meetings was devoted to discussion
of recent UFO sightings, and that agreement was reached to develop
an official policy of 'openness' to UFO reports in 2009 provided two
conditions were met. Peace and stability in democratic nations was
the first. The second condition was that UFO sightings would
continue at present levels.
The secret meetings attended by Lorant
involved 40 representatives of 28 member states. Lorant further
claimed that depending on the official status of the meetings, a
Report may be officially released by the end of March (listen below
mp3 file) to member nations
that could not attend.
Lorant's revelations concerning the UN's
secret meetings that included a discussion of UFO's indicates an
official effort to coordinate international policies in response to
an unprecedented number of UFO sightings in 2007/2008. For example,
a parliamentary question raised about UFO sightings in Japan, led to
Shigeru Ishiba, Japan's Defense Minister, publicly stating, on
December 20, official Japanese defense policy in the event that
extraterrestrial vehicles appeared over Japanese airspace.
He claimed that if no hostile intent was
displayed, the Japanese Defense Force would not militarily engage
with extraterrestrial visitors. Ishiba's statement is one of the few
public policy statements released on possible responses to
extraterrestrial visitors by a major nation.
Lorant's list of attendees is strengthened by
a Vatican announcement that Bishop
Migliore was present at the UN on February 13 to deliver a speech on
the global environment to the General Assembly. According to Lorant
it was possible for the Vatican representative to attend multiple
meetings as was the case with other attendees. Efforts to confirm
the attendance of other officials revealed by Lorant are presently
Lorant clarified that he has served as an attaché Research at the
prestigious French scientific organization,
(Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique -
National Center for Scientific Research), and that he was an
auditor at another prestigious organization,
IHEDN (Institut des Hautes
Etudes de Défense Nationale).
credibility as a witness was recently supported by the President of
the Federation European Airplane, Michel Ribardiere, who released a statement
(listen above mp3 file) supporting
Lorant's version of events. Also a respected French expert in UFO
sightings, Gildas Bourdais has publicly vouched for Lorant's
credibility as a witness.
Further investigations are currently
underway to corroborate more aspects of Lorant's testimony, his
reliability as a witness and to find other attendees willing todisclose what happened at the secret UN meetings discussing UFO
Gilles Lorant, who is now quoted on many French and
Anglo-American Internet forums, clarified some points for me
before we organized the interview scheduled for radio. He cannot
of course comment on any of the information transmitted by
Michael Salla, which relate to the day of 12 February in which
he did not attend.
He was in New York to observe the
functioning of the United Nations, and it is a coincidence that
the topic of UFO's has been discussed during these two days.
He said today:
It was on 13 and 14 February for
preliminary discussions, to prepare for a forthcoming
meeting of the Economic and Social Council.
No documents were circulated,
but extracts from the reports of the National Guard were
projected on screens, and commented on by the three senators
who had ordered the reports.
Participants were not subject to
any particular security search, it was only imperative to
extinguish mobile phones.
At the end of the meeting,
participants had to fill in an appreciation form.
"The meetings were chaired by
Srgjan Kerim, a former Foreign Minister of the Former
Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" (elected president of the
62nd session of the United Nations General Assembly on May
"Some meeting rooms were locked
in a chain across the door and guarded by a messenger. The
meeting room in which I found myself was not so guarded. "
I can confirm the presence of Sir
John Sawyers, for the United Kingdom, and Archbishop Celestino
MIGLIORE, permanent representative of the Vatican.
The permanent representative of the Vatican was present in New
York at this time, as evidenced by the Catholic Press Agency:
"The Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the Vatican's permanent
observer to the United Nations was present on Wednesday (thus 13
February) during the 62nd Session of the General Assembly of the
United Nations, entitled "Climate Change: The UN and the world
in the search for solutions."
It was possible to join the meeting
which was held in the hall of the Security Council, since Gilles Lorant told me that individuals have participated in various
meetings on the same day.
During this brief interview, Gilles Lorant also stated:
"I have been an attaché Research
at the CNRS, only because I happened in the past to carry
out two specific contracts. With regard to the IHEDN, I have
actually been "auditor", but I have reached by the age