April 27, 2014
Vida has always felt there is more to life than what is
considered public knowledge. She is dedicated to helping
re-establish spirituality in the world by uncovering and
exposing the hidden agendas that are suffocating it.
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Hollywood churns out movie after movie about
hostile alien invasions.
human actions continue to threaten peace on
earth. Yet real-life reports suggest ETs are
peaceful, spiritual and concerned about
humanity's destructive ways and want to help us.
examine if a smear campaign is being
orchestrated to block us from receiving their
For over a century, works of fiction and
entertainment have depicted extraterrestrials (ETs) as hostile,
sinister, and violent. Repeated in books, radio broadcasts,
television, and film, these depictions have crystallized into a
powerful archetype - one that is deeply ingrained in popular
Since the majority of people have had no actual experience with
extraterrestrials, these negative depictions have shaped public
perceptions of ETs in many ways.
Extraterrestrials are most often
presented either as something to be feared or as something comically
absurd and to be ridiculed. Those who take ETs seriously are
generally subject to ridicule themselves.
Where do these negative ideas about ETs come from, and whose
interests do they serve? Obviously, earth has never actually been
invaded by extraterrestrials, so why do so many works of fiction
portray ETs in this way, as if it's a given fact that they would be
hostile? Why is it so little known that many real-life encounters
and experiences have shown the opposite - that extraterrestrials are
peaceful and spiritually-minded beings?
Few people are aware of the evidence and many compelling reports of
encounters with life from other planets. This evidence presents a
very different story.
If we look at the experiences of those
who claim to have had actual contact with ETs, we get a picture of
them as benevolent and wise, not cruel and savage. Their actions
appear altruistic, and their goal appears to be to save us from our
own violent tendencies, rather than conquer and harm us.
Is it possible that those who depict ETs as evil are not merely
exploiting them for entertainment but also deliberately cultivating
fear and hostility in the subconscious of millions of people?
This article seeks to answer that question.
First, we'll explore the negative
depiction of extraterrestrials in popular culture, where these
began, and how they've been developed over decades. We'll then
contrast these negative depictions with evidence that supports the
existence of extraterrestrials and suggests that they are very
different from the violent, hostile depictions made famous by
Finally, we'll look at the implications
of the negative portrayals of extraterrestrials and examine whose
agenda is served by depicting them in this way.
The Origins of
The intrigue of outer space and the possibility of life on other
planets has fascinated humans for hundreds of years.
As far back as 1726, we can find tales
of extraterrestrial worlds in Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's
Travels. In the 1800s, several books were written about the
planet Mars and its inhabitants.
But the most notable work of fiction involving extraterrestrials is
no doubt the first story written depicting an alien invasion that
gained a sustained popularity:
H. G. Well's War of the Worlds,
published in 1898.
War of the Worlds was published
at a time where invasion literature was already popular, but was the
first in that genre to introduce an invasion of extraterrestrial
The story depicts an invasion by a savage alien race with complete
disregard for human life and the reactions of those facing it. Told
with vivid realism, the story presents a convincing picture of how
society, government, the military, and individuals might act in such
a hostile scenario.
H.G. Well's War of the Worlds was so convincing that
when actor Orson Welles
did a live reading of the novel
during the broadcast of Mercury Theatre on the Air, (an American
radio show which regularly did dramatic live radio broadcasts) for
their Halloween edition, it was reported to have caused mass panic
all over America.
The broadcast tried to make the story as realistic as possible,
reading the book as if the news bulletin of an alien invasion was
actually happening, complete with the relevant background noises.
People tuning in to the broadcast midway
could have thought the broadcast to be true, given that there were
no commercial breaks during the broadcast. The next day, the major
newspapers across the USA were filled with headlines speaking of a
panic stricken country.
While there is much evidence to suggest that the reported mass panic
did not actually occur, it was solidified into history as fact two
years later by
the research of Hadley Cantril.
Cantril, a Princeton University
psychologist funded by the powerful Rockefeller foundation,
published a study of the event titled, The Invasion from Mars: A
Study in the Psychology of Panic.
According to Professor W. Joseph
Campbell in his book, Getting it wrong: Ten of the Greatest
Misreported Stories in American Journalism, Cantril's study
became a landmark in mass communication research and has been called
"first study of panic and abnormal
behavior linked to specific media content."
This study helped propelled research
funded by the Rockefeller foundation in areas of public opinion and
mass communication ultimately for the purpose of public persuasion.
Smear Campaign in Full Swing
Even a brief look at the output of the Hollywood entertainment
industry reveals countless examples of this "invasion" scenario and
various negative depictions of extraterrestrials.
With only 6 major corporations owning
and distributing virtually all media content today, a small number
of individuals have enormous control over the ideas that are
presented to the masses.
The content that is presented to the
public concerning extraterrestrials takes humanity's instinctive
fear of the unknown and uses it as entertainment, creating a false
reality in which ETs are the new "monster underneath the bed" or
mortal enemy we need to protect ourselves from.
The number of movies portraying
extraterrestrials as evil, hostile creatures vastly outweighs the
movies presenting aliens in a more positive light.
Movie after movie contains the notions that extraterrestrials are
either needlessly violent, unintelligent, controlling, sexual
predators, or monster-like, ghoulish creatures, who are out to
destroy or take over the planet earth.
Humans are often portrayed not only as
the victim to these "intruders" but as heroes as they slay
extraterrestrials in a patriotic way.
An early example of a film establishing a negative image of alien
Independence Day, the highest
grossing film of 1996, is a perfect example of this pattern.
Having a similar theme to War of the
Worlds, Independence Day takes place mainly in the USA, with
everyday, hardworking citizens waking up to the view of an ominous
alien mothership arriving and deploying large "destroyer" ships all
over major cities.
Panic ensues and the city streets are
quickly jammed with cars and people trying to flee with all of their
belongings in complete chaos.
As with many Hollywood films,
Independence Day does an excellent job playing on the emotions of
the viewer by showing the intimate relationships and family
connections being destroyed in one way or another by the aliens who
It is impossible to not feel empathy for the US president who loses
his wife or for the kids of the alcoholic crop duster who sacrifices
his life kamikaze-style to save planet earth, and it's expected and
logical for the viewer to feel a kind of hatred towards the
extraterrestrials who are responsible.
The movie is filled with commonly known
ET terms and phrases meant to be comic relief but are associated
with violence (Lines like, "That's what I call a close encounter"
after a star wars-style fighter plane battle or "Welcome to Earth"
after violently punching an ET).
There are also "inspiring" and patriotic
pre-battle speeches to evoke the feelings of unity and perseverance
amongst the humans and enjoyment at the seemingly deserved
destruction of the ETs.
It also contains an ironic scene where the people who are positive
towards ETs have gathered together on a rooftop to celebrate their
coming, only to be destroyed mercilessly by the ETs directly. These
are just some of the examples from this film that may seem small or
subtle but serve a larger purpose in reinforcing the archetype of
extraterrestrial life forms as malevolent, treacherous beings.
Unfortunately, a significant majority of movies and television
programs featuring ETs contain this same formulaic depiction of
violent and hostile extraterrestrials.
To really understand how drastically the
difference is between movies portraying otherworldly beings and
visitors in a positive light and those that portray them in a
negative way I went through the Wikipedia list of films and
television programs that featured extraterrestrials and categorized
them based on how they portrayed extraterrestrials.
Out of over 300 movies I found only 37 that depicted
extraterrestrials in a positive way.
What is interesting in all of this data
is the fact that while there have never been any invasions or
violent attacks on humans by extraterrestrials, there are numerous
real-life examples of humans invading, attacking, murdering and
torturing other human beings.
Is our perception of extraterrestrial intentions in part a
projection of how we see ourselves as a species?
Extraterrestrials as Peaceful and Spiritually-minded Beings
While extraterrestrials are depicted by Hollywood as violent and
hostile or unintelligent parasites, the testimony of those who have
had contact with them and the possible evidence of their contact
with us suggests otherwise.
This evidence creates an impression of
extraterrestrial intentions that are far more peaceful than hostile.
Here are just a few of the fascinating examples of unexplained
phenomena with possible extraterrestrial origin or stories that
involve alleged ET contact.
Long regarded as hoaxes, these mysterious imprints appear overnight
in farmer's fields, most often around ancient or megalithic sacred
sites like Stonehenge, and contain sacred geometry, esoteric or
mystical symbols, and even direct messages in binary code.
The name "crop
circles" does not actually convey the full extent or
intricacy of these formations, which still continue to stump
scientists and farmers to this day. While most scientists have
shrugged these events off as man-made pranks conjured up by rope and
pieces of wood, there is substantial evidence to suggest otherwise.
Research by biophysicist W.C. Levengood conducted on samples
taken from plants within and outside of crop circles concluded that
the plant structure that was flattened inside the crop circle
changed in such a radical way that no hoaxer would be able to
replicate it, given that the change took place on a molecular and
Other scientific researchers have demonstrated how unlikely if not
impossible it is for these formations to be man made.
Dr Eltjo H. Haselhoff has
conducted extensive research into the topic of crop circles and
"Obviously, there are people trying
to imitate the real thing, but the suggestion that all of these
crop formations are made by men with simple flattening tools is
by far insufficient to explain the well-documented observations,
like unambiguous and consistent biophysical anomalies in the
flattened plants, inside the circles, all of which have been
published in peer-reviewed scientific literature."
Dr. Haselhoff says the scientific
evidence discovered at the sites of crop circles fits in with the
eye-witness accounts of "balls of light" being seen during and at
times after in the areas the crop circles were formed.
He concluded that,
"this effect perfectly matched the
radiation pattern of an electromagnetic point source at a height
of four meters and ten centimeters above that field.
Unbelievable as it may seem to the layman, this is solid
physical evidence that these eyewitnesses speak the truth!"
Looking further, encoded in the crop
circles are indications that whoever is behind them has a deep
interest and wisdom regarding ancient spiritual symbols and sacred
These symbols convey a wide range of
meanings commonly associated with mysticism and the process of
enlightenment (vesica picis, pentagram, flower of life, trinity,
celtic knots, spirals, tree of life and so on).
Using esoteric symbolism to convey messages and teachings is not
uncommon. Mystics in ancient times often used symbolism to convey
hidden spiritual messages that they could not communicate publicly
due to fear of persecution.
Due to the perception of
extraterrestrials as something to be feared and hated, is it
conceivable that extraterrestrials could use crop circles as a
relatively safe way of communicating their presence and intentions
to the public?
Crop Circle in
the form of a Triskelion - an ancient symbol
found as far back as
Even more interestingly, several crop circles contain actual direct
messages written in the form of binary code. In August of 2001, two crop circles
appeared next to the Chilbolton Radio Telescope in Hampshire within
6 days of each other.
The first, a mysterious face made in a
dot-matrix style followed by a long rectangular formation
was quickly recognized as a response to the 1974 digitally-encoded
transmission planned by astronomers at Cornell University and sent
from the radio telescope in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
The original transmission included
details of our planet, population, and even our DNA makeup.
The apparent crop circle response
included much of the same information as the original transmission
along with subtle changes in the binary code that seems to provide
information about whoever returned the message, including a
difference in their appearance and DNA makeup. More on this here.
A year later, in Hampshire, England, next to a group of radio masts,
a crop circle formation appeared
with what looked like what's known as a "grey" alien, alongside a
circle which included this binary code message:
BEWARE OF THE BEARERS OF
AND THEIR BROKEN PROMISES
BUT STILL TIME
THERE IS GOOD OUT THERE
WE OPPOSE DECEPTION
These two direct messages hold much
mystery and intrigue, giving messages of knowledge, peace and hope -
definitely a different picture from what the entertainment industry
and media outlets would have the public believe.
Another intriguing message of peace came in the form of a Southern
television news broadcast on Saturday, November 26, 1977 in the UK.
Midway through the news broadcast, a
mysterious voice overrode the television show, (leaving the video
playing but intercepting the audio). The speaker introduced himself
as an extraterrestrial named "Vrillon" of the "Ashtar
Taken at face value, this introduction sounds like something
straight out Star Trek. However, careful study of the audio reveals
a powerful message of peace and also a warning of grave danger to
come if we do not change our ways as a species.
While the Independent Broadcast Authority (IBA) was quick to
dismiss the incident as a hoax, there was never any real evidence
presented to validate this.
The IBA did express it would take a
certain level of technical knowledge to achieve this interruption,
and Southern Television confirmed that it was a hoaxer who
interrupted their transmitter. However, to this day, the speaker
remains unknown leaving the possibility of extraterrestrial origin
Here are just some of the quotes that point to extraterrestrials
being peaceful, spiritually minded and concerned about the overall
state humanity is in:
"All your weapons of evil must be
The time for conflict is now past
and the race of which you are a part may proceed to the higher
stages of its evolution if you show yourselves worthy to do
this. You have but a short time to learn to live together in
peace and goodwill…
Small groups all over the planet are learning this, and exist to
pass on the light of the dawning New Age to you all. You are
free to accept or reject their teachings, but only those who
learn to live in peace will pass to the higher realms of
…We are deeply concerned about you and your path towards the
light and will do all we can to help you. Have no fear, seek
only to know yourselves, and live in harmony with the ways of
your planet Earth…"
If this transmission was authentic, it
is quite possible the "weapons of evil" he spoke about referred to
the use of nuclear weapons here on earth, as there are many credible
witnesses who have reported UFO's being seen disarming nuclear
weapons (more on this below).
It is of course hard to say whether this was authentic or not but
this message seems consistent with the description of
extraterrestrial intentions found in other firsthand accounts from
numerous credible witnesses.
Perhaps one of the most intriguing and thorough cases of contact and
experiences with extraterrestrials is what is known as "The
Taking place from the 1950′s until the
1990′s, a group of men in Italy began a relationship with what they
claimed to be extraterrestrials from various solar systems who
joined together on Earth to help humanity.
Over the years the men had first-hand
contact with the extraterrestrials and were able to communicate with
them in person as well as through radio and television transmissions
that were sent directly to the group, teleportation, and telepathy.
The group was also able to take audio
and video recordings as well as photographs of the extraterrestrial
Working from secret bases all around the world the "W56″ or
"friends" as the witnesses called them, worked particularly towards
protecting this planet from the nuclear weapons being built and used
and trying to keep the weapons from "getting out of hand."
One witness who has remained anonymous
came forth and wrote a letter in support of the story and had this
to say about the W56′s intentions:
"The aim of the Friends' presence is
not to study us (they know us quite well, better than we do
ourselves!), but to help us.
In fact, the Friends are unhappy
about the very high level of hate, violence and injustice on the
Earth, and about the anti-humanistic trend of our science and
Being able to see our thoughts and
feelings, the Friends see what we hide behind our masks, words
He also goes on to mention how,
"The Friends refer to themselves not
as belonging to the world of the Spirit, but as those who 'come
just after the world of the Spirit.' They also say they are the
'forerunners of the world of the Spirit.'
In other words, they place
themselves as intermediaries between us and the world of the
Read his full letter
Other witnesses also told of the great emphasis the W56 put on
friendship, love, and peace, and that the witnesses could feel a
great sense of love emanating from the beings when they were around
them in person.
The thought of them being violent in any
way was considered an impossibility. The witnesses also noted the
friends incredible knowledge of advanced technology that would
drastically change how we view our social and economic structures.
More importantly, they also possessed wisdom about the nature of the
universe, higher consciousness, and the potential that every
Watch the documentary on this case
This case has over a hundred witnesses who were involved in varying
degrees with these extraterrestrials and potentially countless
others who have not yet come forward.
The implications of this are incredible
to consider, since it flies in the face of everything the public has
been exposed to by the media regarding extraterrestrial intentions
and ways of being.
Greer and The Disclosure Project
Since 1993, Dr.
Steven Greer has been working
the Disclosure Project which has
brought forward over 400 witness testimonies from high ranking
government, military, and corporate officials who have personally
witnessed a variety of extraterrestrial phenomena or have access to
knowledge of them that has been withheld from public view.
He has put together these witness
testimonies in a documentary which you can view here.
Many of these testimonies are
firsthand accounts of apparently extraterrestrial ships neutralizing
or disarming nuclear missiles and test centers. One of these
incidences was even caught on video tape.
Professor Robert Jacobs
personally viewed the video in which, after a missile test launch,
an extraterrestrial craft approaches the missile and disarms the war
head, causing it to fall off into space. The video was then
confiscated and Prof. Jacobs was told not to speak of the incident
Col. Ross Dedrickson, another witness in the Disclosure
Project, confirmed this account as well as providing information on
an event in the 1960s where nuclear missiles were sent by the US
government to be exploded on the moon to test for data and reaction,
and extraterrestrial craft were seen disabling those missiles so
that no explosion could occur.
Col. Dedrickson commented that it
appeared that extraterrestrials found any explosions in space to be
On the morning of March 16, 1967, Col. Dwynne Arneson of the
U.S. Air Force saw a message come through his communications center
at Malstrom Air Force Base in Montana, which expressed that a
metallic UFO was seen hovering near a missile silo and shortly after
all the missiles went from being in a standby mode to being
completely dead and could not be launched.
Captain Robert Salas confirmed Col. Arneson's account and
gave further details.
On that morning Captain Salas received a
call from his flight security control guard who reported he saw
strange lights flying around the launch control facility. He
described the lights as noiseless and making strange maneuvers.
About half an hour later the security
guard called back and according to Salas sounded very shook up,
reporting that a glowing red object was hovering right outside the
front gate. He had all his men with weapons drawn and he was looking
for instructions. Salas went to his commander to tell him of the
situation and then he noticed the missiles started shutting down,
one by one in rapid succession.
The missiles went into what was
considered a 'no go' condition meaning they could no longer be
launched. Even after a thorough investigation, the cause of the
shutdown could not be explained.
Captain Salas also relayed that on that same morning, 50-60 miles
away at another facility, the same phenomena occurred and 10
missiles were shut down.
Dr. Steven Greer comments that from these witness testimonies it is
clear that extraterrestrials are extremely concerned with our use of
nuclear weapons, and the implications of having these weapons used
on the planet or in space, and it seems possible they have been
disarming these weapons in order to protect the people of this
planet and the rest of the cosmos as well.
A common theme throughout these witness testimonies is the cover-up
and secrecy surrounding extraterrestrial life visiting our planet.
Several witnesses have reported there
have been extraterrestrial crafts and technology that has been
captured (some even shot down) and reverse engineered. According to
witnesses that have come forward to Dr. Greer, the technology that
was found and developed from these craft is one the most highly
Others report there have been bodies,
both dead and alive, associated with these craft. But a high level
of security has kept this information from the public and many
witnesses report having been pressured, bullied and even threatened
to keep it secret.
Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who was the sixth man
on the moon on the Apollo 14
spaceship, also gave a testimony for Dr. Greer's Disclosure Project
and within his testimony made this comment:
"There is disinformation. The
question of has it been kept secret or how could it be kept
secret – it hasn't been kept secret! It's been there all along.
But it has been the subject of
disinformation in order to deflect attention and to create
confusion so that the truth doesn't come out. Disinformation is
simply another method of stonewalling and that's been used
consistently for the last 50 years or so. Weather balloons over
Roswell, I suppose, to a crashed craft of some sort.
That's disinformation, we've seen
that for 50 years and its the best way to hide something."
In Dr. Greer's book, Hidden Truth:
Forbidden Knowledge, he says:
"It is critical to understand that
an enormous and sophisticated disinformation campaign exists
around the whole extraterrestrial question- at least 90 percent
of the information and images portrayed to the public are
selected to evoke fear - followed by hatred of all things alien.
Movies, TV shows, and books about
the subject prove this point: if one is to believe that rubbish
you would think that every other person in America is being
snatched from their homes at midnight and being tortured! It
simply isn't true.
But fear and horror sells, and the
usual suspects benefit from a terrified, misinformed populace."
Dr. Steven Greer continues to try and
expose this secrecy and cover-up, along with presenting information
regarding the extraterrestrial technology that, in his view, could
vastly change the way our world works.
What are the implications of
portraying extraterrestrials in a negative light?
Are people using aliens as a
convenient "bogeyman" for enjoyment or profit, or is there
an intentional effort to "smear" extraterrestrials?
Most importantly, why would
someone want to promote negative perceptions of ETs?
Looking at the evidence from countless
witness testimonies, the notion that ETs are hostile is simply not
held by anyone with real experience, it is only held and promoted by
the great web of vested interests, propelled with ease by Hollywood
films and television.
Furthermore, many of these witnesses express the concept of ETs
having a spiritual wisdom or a higher consciousness, promoting ways
of achieving peace and harmony, of which could be shared with the
world and bring about an entirely different way of living.
However, by this repetitive conditioning to view extraterrestrials
as violent, aggressive and hostile, it is much less likely that we
will ever be open to the spiritual wisdom that these beings
potentially may have to offer.
If our concept of extraterrestrials is
informed only by negative portrayals, people would logically be less
likely to seek out contact with extraterrestrials and should a
contact experience occur, they would be more likely to respond with
fear and antagonism. In fact, this very fear has been reported to be
a serious obstacle to ET contact from those who have had firsthand
experience with UFO's.
For example, Dr. Steven Greer explains
his experience with this in an encounter described in Hidden
Truth: Forbidden Knowledge.
Although presented under the guise of entertainment, negative
portrayals of ETs via mass media have a very real power to prevent
contact between humanity and extraterrestrial civilization and in
the process can effectively deny humanity access to profound
technology and spiritual wisdom that could transform life as we know