We Know the Truth: Reagan Gasps

"In our obsession with antagonisms of the moment, we often forget how much unites all the members of humanity. Perhaps we need some outside, universal threat to make us recognize this common bond."

President Ronald Reagan, in a speech to the Forty-second Session of the United Nations on September 21,1987. Supermarket tabloids, that strange breed of sensationalistic American journalism, have been talking for most of the decade about Ronald Reagan's fascination with things like astrology and space aliens. Little attention was paid to the matter ... after all, the stuff was printed in the tabloids and nobody sane is supposed to believe in them. Yet truth is becoming stranger than fiction in the case of Ronald Wilson Reagan and some of his more curious remarks.


For starters, he was the first President of the United States to talk about the possibility of an alien invasion from outer space, and he has done so not once or twice but in three speeches. Reagan is also the only President who admitted, in a 1984 Presidential debate against Walter Mondale to having "philosophical discussions" about Armageddon in the White House with some rather well known fundamentalist preachers. And then there was the explosion about astrology in the White House, triggered by Don Regan's disclosures that Nancy had often consulted astrologers to arrange for appointments with the President.


Everyone knows the details by now, and when asked to comment, Marcello Galluppi, a well-known astrologer and host of a psychic radio and TV talk show in Detroit, stated:

"It is very clear to me that the politicians in Washington have their psychics and astrologers," he stated, "at least some of them do."

Furthermore, continued Marcello, there is evidence that the Reagans have used astrology for a long time if we consider that "he was sworn in at midnight as Governor of California, based on astrology."


The media was having a field day with horoscopes at the White House when Reagan talked about the possibility of Earth uniting against a threat by "a power from outer space." Although the idea wasn't new for the President, as we shall soon see, this time everybody paid attention. More as a joke than a serious thought, however. The AP story on the speech, for example, had the headline,

"Reagan follows astrological flap with comment on space invaders."

There might be a deeper reason for Reagan's apparent interest in the idea of an alien threat.


There is an unconfirmed story that before he became Governor of California, Ron and Nancy had a UFO sighting on a highway near Hollywood. The story was broadcast in February, 1980, on Steve Alien's radio show over WNEW-AM in New York. The comedian and host commented that a very well known personality in the entertainment industry had confided to him that many years ago, Ron and Nancy were expected to a casual dinner with friends in Hollywood. Except for the Reagans, all the guests had arrived.


Ron and Nancy showed up quite upset half an hour later, saying that they had just seen a UFO coming down the coast. Steve Alien released no further details. The President first disclosed his recurrent thoughts about "an alien threat" during a

December 4, 1985, speech at the Fallston High School in Maryland, where he spoke about his first summit with General Secretary Gorbachev in Geneva.


According to a White House transcript, Reagan remarked that during his 5-hour private discussions with Gorbachev, he told [Gorbachev] to think,

"how easy his task and mine might be in these meetings that we held if suddenly there was a threat to this world from some other species from another planet outside in the universe. We'd forget all the little local differences that we have between our countries..."

Except for one headline or two, people didn't pay much attention. Not then and not later, when Gorbachev himself confirmed the conversation in Geneva during an important speech on February 17, 1987, in the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, to the Central Committee of the USSR's Communist Party. Not a High School in Maryland, precisely! There, buried on page 7A of the 'Soviet Life Supplement,' was the following statement:

"At our meeting in Geneva, the U.S. President said that if the earth faced an invasion by Extraterrestrials, the United States and the Soviet Union would join forces to repel such an invasion. I shall not dispute the hypothesis, though I think it's early yet to worry about such an intrusion..."

Notice that Gorbachev doesn't say this is an incredible proposition, he just says that it's too early to worry about it. If Gorbachev elevated the theme from a high school to the Kremlin, Reagan upped the stakes again by including the "alien [threat", again, not in a domestic speech but to a full session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. Towards the end of his speech to the Forty-second Session on September 21, 1987, the President said that,

"in our obsession with antagonisms of the moment, we often forget how much unites all the members of humanity. Perhaps we need some outside, universal threat to make us recognize this common bond."


"I occasionally think," continued Reagan, "how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world. And yet, I ask" - here comes the clincher - "is not an alien force ALREADY among us?"

The President then tried to retreat from the last bold statement by posing a second question:

"What could be more alien to the universal aspirations of our peoples than war and the threat of war?"

Unlike the off-the-cuff remarks to the Fallston High School, we must assume that the President's speech to the General Assembly was written very carefully and likewise, it merits close examination. Ronald Reagan had stated in the past that he thought often about this issue, yet nobody seemed to be paying attention. When the President mentioned in Chicago for the third time the possibility of a threat by "a power from another planet," the media quickly dubbed it the "space invaders" speech, relegating it to a sidebar in the astrology flap.


The ET remark was made in the Q&A period following a speech to the National Strategy Forum in Chicago's Palmer House Hotel, where he adopted a more conciliatory tone towards the Soviet Union. Significantly, Reagan's remark was made during his response to the question,

"What do you consider to be the most important need in international relations?"


"I've often wondered," the President told us once again, "what if all of us in the world discovered that we were threatened by an outer — a power from outer space, from another planet."

And then he emphasized his theme that this would erase all the differences, and that the "citizens of the world" would "come together to fight that particular threat..."  There is a fourth, unofficial, similar statement from Ronald Reagan about this particular subject as Senior editor Free Bames reported it in the New Republic magazine.


The article described a luncheon in the White House between the President and Eduard Shevardnatze, during the Soviet Foreign Minister visit to Washington to sign the INF Treaty on September 15 1987.

"Near the end of his lunch with Shevardnadze," wrote Bames, "Reagan wondered aloud what would happen if the world faced an 'alien threat' from outer space. 'Don't you think the United States and the Soviet Union would be together?' he asked. Shevardnadze said yes, absolutely." And we wouldn’t need our defense ministers to meet,' he added."

The fact that there are so many references in important speeches, off-the-cuff remarks, and just plain conversations means that, for whatever reason or knowledge about deep UFC secrets that he may have had as President, Ronald Reagan die think often about the possibility of an alien invasion, and how this event could become a catalyst for world unity.


Talking about these UFO secrets, there is also an unconfirmed story of a special screening in the White House of the movie "ET", with director Steven Spielberg and a few selected guests. Right after the movie, Reagan supposedly turned to Spielberg and whispered something to the effect, "There are only of handful of people who know the truth about this."


Indeed, more than one ufologist had suggested that the real target behind "Star Wars", one of Reagan's vital priorities, was the projected ET invasion and not one from the Soviet Union. Aside from these remarks of the former President, Reagan is also remembered for the events of March 30, 1981.


President Reagan was shot and gravely wounded by a lone gunman, John Hinckley, Jr. Though Reagan recovered fully, his press secretary, Jim Brady, who was wounded in the head, has remained partially paralyzed to this day. Hinckley was committed to a mental institution, and has recently been freed on unrestricted visits to his parent's home. Everyone alive will remember that horrific day when it seemed we were going to lose another beloved President. As the shock wave of the event raced across the country the then Vice President, George Bush reassured the nation that no conspiracy was involved, that only a lone crazed gunmen was involved, and all would be well.


What was incredible however was that Vice President Bush made this announcement before any federal agency had investigated the attempt on the Presidents life. Now it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that the person most likely to gain from the death of a President would be the Vice President.


But was there a connection between the attempted assassin and the Vice President? Apparently there was!

Bush Son Had Dinner Plans With Hinckley Brother Before Shooting

The Associated Press Domestic News

March 31, 1981, Tuesday, PM cycle HOUSTON


The family of the man charged with trying to assassinate President Reagan is acquainted with the family of Vice President George Bush and had made large contributions to his political campaign, the Houston Post reported today. Scott Hinckley, brother of John W. Hinckley Jr., who allegedly shot Reagan, was to have dined tonight in Denver at the home of Neil Bush, one of the vice president's sons.


Neil Bush

The newspaper said in a copyright story, Scott Hinckley, brother of John W. Hinckley Jr., who allegedly shot Reagan, was to have dined tonight in Denver at the home of Neil Bush, one of the vice president's sons. The newspaper said it was unable to reach Scott Hinckley, vice president of his father's Denver-based firm, Vanderbilt Energy Corp., for comment.


Neil Bush lives in Denver, where he works for Standard Oil Co. of Indiana. In 1978, Neil served as campaign manager for his brother, George W. Bush, the vice president's oldest son, who made an unsuccessful bid for Congress. Neil lived in Lubbock throughout much of 1978, where John Hinckley lived from 1974 through 1980. On Monday, Neil Bush said he did not know if he had ever met 25-year-old John Hinckley.

"From what I know and I've heard, they (the Hinckleys) are a very nice family and have given a lot of money to the Bush campaign."


"I have no idea," he said. "I don't recognize any pictures of him. I just wish I could see a better picture of him."

Sharon Bush, Neil's wife, said Scott Hinckley was coming to their house as a date of a girlfriend of hers.

"I don't even know the brother. From what I know and I've heard, they (the Hinckleys) are a very nice family and have given a lot of money to the Bush campaign. I understand he was just the renegade brother in the family. They must feel awful," she said.

The dinner was canceled, she added.

George W. Bush said he was unsure whether he had met John W. Hinckley. The significance to all of this information isn't apparent to you yet, I know that. But any story, and this is mine don't forget, is like a puzzle, with the words being put together like the pieces So let's continue; this gets stranger I assure you!


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