by Betty Bland
Robert Morning Sky lives
in Phoenix, Arizona. A professional fancy dancer and storyteller, he
often gives demonstrations of traditional Native American dances in
full costume at the beginning of his lectures. He will be speaking
in the Northwest January 24-28. For information, call Light*House
Promotions at (206) 764-1813 or (206) 228-3898 or your local Ticketmaster outlet.
Betty Bland, executive director of Light*House Promotions, lives and
works in Seattle. She is also involved with producing the
Shores Convergence, an annual Memorial weekend fair held in Ocean
Shores, Washington. She may be reached at (206) 764-1813.
Robert Morning Sky’s
Grandfather helped rescue an extraterrestrial from a crashed
1947 (shortly after the famous
After the six
young Native Americans found and pulled Star Elder from the crash,
they hid him for several months in their desert camp while they
nursed him back to health. Star Elder later told them about alien
visitations to the earth over countless centuries.
Star Elder told them about the different races of star beings and
the wars they had fought with one another. He told them of genetic
scientists who created human life on earth by using their own DNA.
He related to them the ongoing power struggle between the
descendants of these star beings who have ruled earth since before
humans became civilized.
"I heard these
stories as I grew up, never once disbelieving," he says. "In
college, however, I found myself questioning the possibility
that perhaps these stories might not be true. I thus enrolled in
Religious Studies, an independent study program that would allow
me an opportunity to research ancient records to try to prove or
disprove the many stories of the Star Elder.
"In the late 1960’s, I submitted a thesis to my Religious
Studies professor that summed up the three years of research on
my part. I entitled it Terra: A Hidden History of Planet Earth.
Within days, he had labeled it ’a work of blasphemy and
"Having had no success in the academic field, I decided to
contact UFO organizations and researchers. Their general
response was to label the work ’the stuff of myth and legend of
Native Americans, not suitable to the serious study of a
"Circumstances have changed. My grandfather is gone, but not
before he had elicited a promise from me to try once more to
tell the story,"
Morning Sky says. His promise was to try for
one year, and one year only.
Since February of 1995,
Morning Sky has traveled almost constantly, mesmerizing audiences
large and small from coast to coast with the information he
painstakingly uncovered from ancient records. He speaks in living
rooms, theaters, and in school auditoriums; on radio and TV shows,
and in personal interviews: anywhere people will listen to him. He
has quickly become a favorite speaker at expos and UFO conferences.
His words resonate with truth, and people receive answers to far
more questions than they could ever think to ask.
In light of his rapidly increasing acceptance and popularity, will
he continue? Even he does not know.
"Do I want to continue? No. Will
I keep on? I can honestly say that I do not know. But people are
finally listening, and they may not allow me to quit. I just do not
"This one year has
cost me my past life, it has cost me people that I care about.
It ripped my heart out. Except for my wife and my daughter, the
rest of my family has been ripped away from me. There is not a
whole lot more they can do to me. I have lost everybody. I have
lost my granddad. And that is why the people who are stepping
forwarded to give me a hand are a blessing to me.
"What I am to show with all the information included in
Papers I and II, the Terra Documents, and in lectures and
workshops is just what really is happening. I am saying, ’Look
guys, here is the truth without our prejudice, without our
experiences, without our beliefs. If you don’t know the truth,
you can’t deal with your own destiny, your own free will. We
need to know that we are being programmed and controlled.
I will be very honest. What I am talking about in the open is
not even the tip of the iceberg. People say, ’ What are we going
to do, what if there are extraterrestrials out there, and what
do they want?’
My suggestion is always essentially,
really want to do something, then you are going to have to
assume responsibility for your life in toto—completely.’
scary. To grab hold of every single facet of your life is one of
the scariest things there is.
"My grandfather found himself in the same situation that I do.
He tried to tell people what is going on, but he couldn’t get
them to listen. I tried, right after college, but I couldn’t get
anyone to listen, either. I guess the time is now.
1947 we have been trying to talk about this and here is
it almost 50 years later and I am now finally getting some
measure of success. My granddad was very proud of that. He was
in tears, and said, ’You know, somebody’s listening and you
can’t turn away.’ And I said, ’Screw you! I’m the one who has to
go out there and paint the target on his forehead!’ But I
understand what he was saying.
"My Apache grandfather’s nickname was
Dare-ah’-nee]. It means ’He is not afraid of anybody or
anything.’ He is the one who helped rescue Star Elder. He had the passion; he had the guile; he had the endurance, the
stamina, the ability, and he was afraid of no man and no thing.
I was so proud of him. He was nuts. He was crazy. He was insane.
I loved the guy. He had a ranch where any Indian could come and
stay, anybody who needed a haven, a sanctuary, a time out.
this day I believe my philosophy, my way of life is
the spiritual is Hopi. But the living, the drama, the intensity,
and the passion is very, very, Apache.
"Neither my grandfather nor I have ever wanted to stay ’in
contact’ with the Star Elder. If we know where the Star Elder
is, that obviously puts him in jeopardy. When it is necessary,
he lets us know and he will appear at the right time and place.
If I need to talk to him, I simply leave a sign and he contacts
me. But the originator of the contact is always the Star
"If you were walking in the mall and
Star Elder walked by you,
you would not know he is an extraterrestrial. It is the Indian
trick of you are out there, you are in the open, but they don’t
see you. Yes, he’s made appearances. Yes, he has walked in the
Canyonlands. He has walked in some of the big cities here. He
has gotten around. He is out in the open, though, and he is very
skillful at not being seen. Very skillful.
"His head is very large; out of proportion. You would probably
look at him and think, ’What a queer little man,’ or ’Gee, he’s
odd.’ But he is very, very humanoid.
"He probably thinks we are real beasts. We’ve got no class, we
have no style. We’re monkeys with potential. Sometimes we are
very cute; sometimes we are belligerent. We are as difficult for
him to understand as he is for us. We have a lot of questions
about him. He has the same curiosity, but his questions are
obviously on a more galactic scale.
’Do you ever go to Mars?’
’Does anyone do any dimensional shifting?’ ’Do you guys know how
"He interacts minimally with human beings because we are our own
worst enemy. We are programmed to self-destruct. We are really
not programmed to be open, to be aware; we are not taught to
think. That is why I am doing all these things. I am trying to
wake us up, trying to give us a chance. Star Elder’s primary
mission is to undo the enemy system. And if in so doing he also
creates or provides an opportunity for the beast to become
wiser, to become aware, to become evolved, to become enhanced,
that is icing on the cake; that is a secondary benefit.
I grew up with the stories, I have done the research, and I have
paid my price. I am very proud of what I have done and, in his
own way, Star Elder has said he is very proud of what I have
done. I have exceeded expectations.
"However, one of the things that is most impressive to him is
that I can go out there and say things that are sacrilegious,
blasphemous, completely against the grain, and we have people
stand up and say, ’I want to help.’
You guys don’t have contact
with the Elder, you haven’t had the experience, but somehow,
some way, you recognize the truth in what I am saying or you see
the merit in what we are trying to do. To the Star Elder, that
"This is not about me, it is about the fact that you guys
rest of the planet - are doing things to help ourselves. That is
the most impressive aspect of all this to the Star Elder and why
he is encouraging me to continue.
"I am so proud of the overwhelming support I am receiving
because it has nothing to do with me. It has to do with the fact
that what I am saying others have thought. I think maybe the
most common compliment I hear is, ’You know, I’ve been thinking
that, I just didn’t know how to say it.’ It has to do with the
fact that to people it’s making sense.
"We are getting phone calls from Germany, Japan, Australia, all
over. We have been contacted by the TV programs Sightings and
Unsolved Mysteries. We have been asked to do a tour in Europe. I
am astounded at the response, that it is finally happening.
"I am sure the Star Elder is doing his own part, his own way,
helping to make things happen. At the same time, whatever
happens has to come from us. It can’t just be my effort, it has
to be all of us.
"I am very fortunate that I have people helping me. But more
than anything, having Dare-any for my Grandfather, having my
wife and my daughter, being in contact with the Elder... I am
very thankful. I am the luckiest man that ever lived.
rewards are incredible and the lows are [laughs] on the other
end of the scale."