Whitley's Journal

An Urgent Message in Extraordinary Times, REVISED WITH GOOD NEWS

Last week, this journal started with the paragraph: "My new book, Solving the Communion Enigma is being murdered in the bookstores. There is no other way to say it. Try finding it in a bookstore."

Now it turns out that it is moving out of the stores very well, and that's thanks to you. There have also been some good reviews of it, for which I could not be more grateful. Communion Enigma is important. It breaks new ground and, to my joy, the reviewers are beginning to recognize this.

If we can bring our vision of what is happening in our world into clearer focus, then there will be a response from the other side--whatever it is--in the form of deeper contact. I feel certain that this will happen generally because it's what happened to me. The more Anne and I worked to understand, the richer and more complex my encounter experience became, and I think--I know--that this can happen with our whole world, and that we will be immeasurably enriched by it.

I am not saying that I think that the phenomenon is angelic, demonic or anything in between. I am saying that it is UNIDENTIFIED. Remember, that I personally experienced the worst of it as well as the best, so I am not an advocate for any position about whether it is good or evil. In fact, I see that kind of categorization as a sign of intellectual failure.

What I am saying is that we need to get past our old ideas about this vividly alive reality and approach it with clarity of mind and creative new thinking. Forget aliens. Forget demons. Forget angels. Forget parallel universes. Instead, let's see if we can face the question in a much more fundamental way. Let's look on a much larger scale at the whole array of extraordinary phenomena that are appearing on Planet Earth and see just how our existing science can address them.

We can do this. We have the scientific means and the intellectual strength.

And yet, denial of the whole incredible phenomenon has reached terrifying proportions. While the public is more open minded than ever, government is in total denial, the media is following in lockstep, and the scientific community is allowing itself to be controlled by what amounts to a small cotiere of intellectual potentates who bear a great deal of the blame for what is becoming the greatest cultural failure in human history.

Worse, the public, even though well aware of the truth, is becoming more and more passive. The reason is clear. People feel helpless. For example, now that the White House has spread its fantastic lie that the government has no UFO information, further petitions are fizzling.

But if you asked the average person, he'd say that he thought the White House was lying. So why won't people sign any of the new peititions that have been posted?

The reason is that the White House has succeeded in one respect: they have made people feel that the quest for information is hopeless. What is so distressing to me is that this is NOT what is hopeless. What is hopeless is trying to get a straight answer out of the government. But, hey, what's new about that? Government lies to protect itself. Throughout history and all over the world, it has done this, and not just when it comes to UFO secrets.

When the truth is potentially damaging, government lies. This is among the most shameful aspects of the human condition, and it is particularly shameful when it comes to UFO information, with its gigantic, world-changing potential. If government told the truth about this, even a little bit of the truth, our lives would be opened up to a fantastic, unimaginable degree. We would be immeasurably increased as human beings, each one of us.

Instead, their lies keep us weak, confused and afraid. Yes, we might not like what we would find. But yes, also, we would find a way to handle it, both individually and as a species. We would, and I speak from personal experience. I did it and Anne did it, and Solving the Communion Enigma tells exactly how we did it. Love of one another and determination to make what was happening to us part of the richness of our life together, and not let our fear overcome us were key.

I don't know if the visitors mean us harm or wish us well, or even what they are. But I know these things: They are real and I am here and I WILL NEVER SHUT UP.

What is so deeply ironic is that we don't even need the government. We don't need to know one thing that they are hiding. What we DO need is a cadre of dedicated scientists who can subject the physical evidence that is available now to proper study, and do it with honesty and open minds.

So where are they? They answer is, in part, that their community is the victim of innocent ignorance. As soon as you try to become informed about the situation, you run into a lot of amateurism, imagination, confusion, hoaxing and lies. You have to get past that. I go into some detail in Solving about exactly what can be studied and how it can be done. It doesn't require any special processes. All it takes is time, professional expertise and, obviously, money that is not there.

In this sense, the government and whoever is manipulating its activities are once again to blame. No scientist who wishes to survive in his career is going to seek grant money for any sort of UFO study, no matter how well formed the proposal or how exalted his position.

Worse, the scientific community operates its own level of self-censorship. The Astronomer Royal, Martin Rees, rarely misses an opportuntity to make a disparaging joke about close encounter witnesses, crop formations or even people who make UFO reports, whom he dismisses as 'cranks.' Stephen Hawking utters ominous but utterly unfounded warnings that nevertheless come weighted with his immense personal authority. The rest of the community, and too miuch of the public and the media, cannot help but take its marching orders from men of such stature.

Of course, Reese completely ignores the existence of UFO witnesses like Dr. Paul Hill, who was one of NASA's founding engineers and one of its best, and who also had detailed UFO sightings which he reported in his book Unconventional Flying Objectsp--a book that NASA wouldn't allow him to publish during his lifetime. Beynd that, there are all of the highly credentialed observers Leslie Kean interviewed in her book, UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials go on the Record, a book which Rees could discover with five minutes of simple online research.

So Reese is absolutely and completely mistaken, and Hawking, in expressing his concern, appeals not to the evidence, which suggests that our visitors are presenting a far more complex picture than such unsophisticated 'good guys-bad guys' fantasies as the one to which he has given voice would imply. Rather, it appeals to his own unexamined and ill-thought out fears.

But why does he react like that? I think that the answer lies in something astronaut Rusty Schewiekert said to me many years ago at the World Affairs Conference at the University of Colorado. He was expressing his dislike of the whole UFO subject, and in particular my contention that my close encounter was in some way a real experience. He finally said that he just did not want it to be real because he would hate to find out that the road to Mars was actually a well-worn path.

In other words, to people at the leading edge of discovery—such as Hawking and most other leading scientists, and astronauts like Schweickart and so many others—fear confrontation with an intelligence that already knows everything that they seek to discover. This is why explorers used to engage in rivalries, for example, seeking the poles. If somebody had already ascended Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary would have had no reason to try.

Of course, in this case, the fear is unfounded. Our universe is too big a place, too mysterious, and too complex for anybody to worry even for a moment about this sort of disempowerment. In reality, looking into this phenomenon at the highest possible level of expertise, collecting the evidence that can be studied and analyzing it in an open minded manner, is going to lead to an astonishing scientific breakthrough, probably even to a new era of scientific and intellectual progress at least as explosive as the Enlightenment itself.

If just twenty people who have objects in their bodies that are either encapsulated in a way that cannot be explained naturally, and/or are broadcasting radio signals could be studied objectively, a real start could be made.

As I point out in Communion Enigma, not only could such people be studied physically, and the objects examined in laboratory conditions, their brains could be studied using scanning techniques that can detect memories that are related to actual, physical events. Using such a technique, over time a clear impression can be gained of the difference between what they think they experienced and what actually happened to them during encounters.

However, government once again enters the picture here, and once again in a negative way. When I lived in Texas, William Mallow, a prominent materials scientist at Southwest Research Institute, took an interest in the objects that were being harvested from a few close encounter witnesses. He studied them extensively, but was never able to formally report on his findings because, as he told me, the institute’s director had informed him that their CIA client, their most important contractor, took a ‘dim view’ of UFO research.

Which leads to a question: why would an intelligence agency take any view at all of such research, let alone a dim one, unless it was somehow of concern to them? Why would they care? But they do care, obviously, and in a way that is demonstrably harmful to the advance of human knowledge.

For that, in the end, is what this is all about. Humanity is at the beginning of what is going to become a desperate crisis. Our planet is full. This is why our economies are faltering: we are reaching the limits of growth. It is why environmental problems are becoming more and more apparent.

And yet, there is among us a new phenomenon that might well contain elements of revolutionary value to us. I say ‘new’ very advisedly. Of course, it has historical precedent. The first crop formations appeared at least two hundred years ago. Dr. Jacques Vallee has traced close encounters back to the myths of ancient times. During my research for Solving the Communion Enigma, I discovered animal mutilations going back at least a hundred years. UFO sightings have been reported for at least two thousand years.

But never in all of our history have ALL of these phenomena appeared with anything even close to the persistence and intensity that has been steadily building since the beginning of the twentieth century. And in this sense it absolutely IS new.

Objective, sensible and intelligent study of the whole array of phenomena will bring dividends of transformative value and importance, and I say that without equivocation. This is because—intended or not—it represents on the largest possible scale, with more depth and complexity than we have ever experienced before, a genuine communication from a vivid unknown source that is also deeply thoughtful, but in ways that are very different from our own.

To further and encourage such research, I have published Solving. And what has happened? Almost nothing. There has been a virtual media blackout. One review in the Associated Press, but so far not one other mass-media venue. The book is, as I write this, hardly visible in stores. And why? Not because I am thought a liar, but rather because I have proven myself, with years and years of advocacy, to be utterly sincere in my determination to direct the focus of human intelligence to this phenomenon. I have been among many researchers whose work has made it impossible for any informed person anywhere in the world to deny the reality of what we are facing.

Not only that, the phenomenon itself, as its manifestations grow more numerous and more intense every year, is, in effect, increasing its visibility. To deny its mystery now, you must either be willfully or helplessly ignorant, or both.

We must respond. It is essential that we respond. We need the knowledge that has already been left among us, ready for study and analysis.

In my own life, the rewards of turning toward the phenomenon and embracing it have been incalculable. I have been enriched at literally every level, and especially intellectually. I cannot imagine how much minds better than mine might benefit from study of the available data, much less how they might be enriched by an expansion of contact into our scientific and intellectual communities.

I know some scientists who—very much in secrecy—have already done this, and have seen their work immeasurably enhanced by the discoveries that have come. In one field, a scientist has used knowledge gained in his contacts to revolutionize his speciality and create dramatic advancements. But I dare not even say his name, lest his life be destroyed by his own colleagues.

Do you not find that amazing? Because I do. It is a fantastic emotional and cultural failure, and it absolutely must end. Our children and grandchildren need us to step past the arrogance and the fear and face the truth a vast and humbling presence is here. It, also, is humble, though. It does not seek to impose itself on us. Instead it waits for us to open our minds. Instead, we deny its existence and allow the US Air Force to continue to respond to its manifestations by sending up jets, as they did in 2008 over Stephensville, Texas.

Obviously, the Air Force's displays are effective. When anthropologists are confronted in the jungle by indigenous people who toss spears at them, they also stand back and wait for the tribe to settle down and get used to them. Jane Goodall did the same among the chimpanzees. She kept up her visibility among them until they finally got used to her.

All well and good, but the result is that rational people like me and the other UFO researchers are being ghettoized, starved out, and cruelly marginalized, and I, for one, am sick and tired of it. I am sick of waiting and I can't stand it any more.

Will the presence that is here wait forever? Can it?

One thing I know: we certainly cannot. Our time is running out.


Whitley, I certainly wish there was more I could do. I purchased your book for Kindle, read through it in a few hours, and enjoyed it immensely. It's not just your work that I stand behind and support, but the issue overall is too important to ignore. Hopefully, the few of us who treat this subject matter with an open mind will be able to overcome the indifference/ignorance of others. You are a brave person and hope history will remember you that way. Unfortunately, you (and I) might not be around to see it. That doesn't diminish your significant contributions.

Re: Contact - The latest comments from Clif High about the event he foresees in early March are of interest in this regard. It is unlike any other of the "hits" his methodology has identified (Sept. 2008 market meltdown, the Boxing Day quake) in that the "release language" goes on for a long time and then there is a gap of no data (rather than the usual tension-building language followed by release language dance). He is saying now that the data seems to indicate that mankind enters a period of "endless surprise", where a number of people succumb to a kind of inanity, stopping in their tracks and "going blank" from the enormity of the change. This kind of astonishment is well documented in Sufi (and other) archives; it is known as a "bliss trap" for voyagers on this journey, the "madhjubs" who are lost in the spiritual nimbus of Godhead. But it could just as well describe the profound disorientation of a Sky Full of Ships (SFS[tm]) event. But I agree about the unlikelihood of an SFS event followed by beer in the Rose Garden and tales of sea-beams glittering in the moonlight at Tannhauser Gate.

We have to fight, all the time, in every possible way, or mankind is going to lose what is likely the greatest chance for advancement in all our history. For every one of us who knows this, it is both a heavy responsibility and a great privilege.

Whitley, I truly sympathize with your feelings, and especially your frustrations. The real solution is in what is happening in the manner that it is. On an individualized, personal level. With the methodology of the powers that be, how could it be any other way? Those of us who have applied enough critical thinking and have too run the gamut in our individual understandings of the intricacy and enormity of what is going on, especially in the transforming nuances of our experience, know that the phenomena are almost beyond accurate description. Your gift has been to those of us who have switched off Fox News and the documentary channels, and have had the temerity to go to the source for answers. Or at least better questions, anyway. Many of us would not have begun that trek had you not stepped forward. Echoing Michael's post above, it would be nice to be around to see a mass awakening, but not essential. Not when you know.

Not when you know. Well said, and a comfort. It is frightening to see the incredible decline in the quality of the public in the past 20 or so years. People are being dumbed down so completely that you have to wonder why a few of us are immune.

"you have to wonder why a few of us are immune" and isn't it interesting that we have all found this site.

I trust everything you do, Whitley. Yes, the visitors could affect our lives personally, even each and every one of us, but that's not the only thing this is about. When faced with contact with the Visitors I think we are just forced to adjust to their reality, on a spiritual, personal level. I think what you're saying is that is necessary, but that is not enough. Time is running short, and we need people in the scientific community who are able to get grants to make much more good on it in addition to personal, spiritual advancement, which is as important. I'm glad to read about your science friend's discoveries, and can tell you one thing: should that day come, I'd be in line to have mine taken out and looked at. Hell, if it's needed, they can always come back and implant me with another one.
I'm shocked to hear of the lack of sales. . . Whitley, you know that your work is my learning, and so long as I'm here, I hope you never shut up!!!

I'm among those who had trouble finding 'Solving,' but I did find it. To a degree I think it's a reflection of the state of bookstores in general: I went in last week to pick up 'Solving' and two other books, but only one of them was on the shelf. I ordered a copy of 'Solving' and the other book, but actually found a copy on the shelf when I was there two days later (I'm going to wait until my special order's in the store to tell them that I've already found it). Even the chain bookstores have that dot com mentality of "if it's not on the shelf, we'll just order it"... frees up space for yet more coffee shop tables.
Also, while the reactions of the powers that be to this enigma never cease to sadden and amaze me, it is (as you note in 'Solving') largely out of their hands at this point. Contact has been taken directly to the individual, and government has rightly been cut out of the equation. It's sort of a cosmic separation of 'paranormal' and state, and as someone who likes to see the powers of the state strictly limited I can't say that approach is entirely a bad thing. To echo the comments of the above, the blindness of the powers that be (willful or otherwise) is sad, but does not take away from us the richness of the knowledge we've uncovered.

The bookstores are going through the upheavel that the music industry went through with the coming of napster in the mid 90's...I know, I was affected great as a music artist.
On the train everyone has a kindle. The blockbusters are all gone, there is not 1 movie rental in our town- it's all "on demand" or netflicks. There is 1 huge record store in Philly: FYE (for your entertainment) but they have only the "Mcdonalds" type selections. The giant borders is GONE..There is only 1 huge Barnes & Noble in Philadelphia...a few in the 'burbs. In 5-10 years from now they will be gone.
There is no great conspirasy, only a shift in the Information age...gone the way of the Drive in, 50 cent lunch and the milk man. Only very small indies like vinyl record stores and used book stores remain.
I recall when I was 25YO riding my bike up to an "early innovater mom & pop Video store"...10 years later it went to franchising...now most are gone...25 years later. The same will happen with books, sad to say. The costs of paper & distribution will kill it off...it's to expensive for the publisher.
It's inevitable...

I agree with James Day above, and would go further perhaps in saying that the idea that there's some kind of conspiracy to keep the book off the shelves is ludicrous. Made even more so by the fact that probably the preponderance of buyers today use an e-reader, and there's no difficulty at all in accessing your book on Amazon or probably anywhere else it's sold electronically. There are certainly much more outrageous, and probably "dangerous" books easily available. And if I were some kind of head of a secret arm of the government concealing the "truth" about UFOs, I wouldn't feel threatened at all by "Solving". Virtually all of the information has been said or suggested on UC over the years.

Having just finished it on my Kindle, I think "Solving" (like most things on UC) kind of over-promised and under-delivered, and in some ways rambled without very apparent direction. I don't mean to be rude, or hurtful about a book that you said took 10 years to write, and maybe if I re-read it I'll pull more out of it. But in the end, nothing was solved at all, we're still left with sometimes contradictory aspects of the phenomenon with no more reconciliation than, "they're probably as complex as we are." I didn't feel I gained any new insight into what exactly their relationship to the dead might be, nor where they might be from, or how or why they are apparently technologically advanced unless they are an alien (meaning non-human) civilization or us from the future. There was never even a plausible link established between the beings who dragged you away that fateful December and the semi-corporeal being you meditated with for years. It's still a mystery wrapped in an enigma that's at least 90% unsolved, if not 99%!

I think I can also explain why your book sales tanked without introducing conspiracy into it, and that is that you lost the average reader along the way. Don't get me wrong, I think Majestic for example is one of the best books I've ever read! But Communion not only struck a chord with the face on the cover, it read like a thriller one couldn't put down (and kept a lot of people from sleeping at night!) and still stayed in the "swimlane" of so-called alien abduction and the whole intriguing drama of that, which apparently many people can relate to or at least enjoyed reading about. It reached the market in a time that was ripe for the subject, but as we all know the public's fascinations keep moving around, and the more cerebral and introspective books that followed (all of which I had no trouble finding, buying, etc.) had a predictably narrower and narrower audience, and had a bit of the same problem of delivering a little less than their title premises suggested (like "Breakthrough!"), at least on the level that most people probably seek. I'm sure with Communion, there was a lot of word of mouth recommendation, and with the later books it was harder and harder to drum up that kind of enthusiasm. It may be more palatable to believe that "the government worked to ruin and suppress me", but I really doubt that's the case.

Bookstores are heavily censored, IMO. B and N is owned by a large church with three letters, and many others are probably in the same boat. There are certainly bigger forces behind the picture than "the govt". It also may be part of the e-book style. To me, this is more a reminder that this kind of information is not for the sleeping sheeple masses either way. I look around a see a vast ocean of humanity wandering in the desert, following a path to an empty, dry oasis. "But they told me it was there". Too late. People who are even a bit more awake know where to go. We all find the right tools, or teacher, at the right time. My faith in my own personal path is bigger than ever. I have had too many paranormal encounters for decades, with physical markers, to think it was all a dream~~~ time marches on...

hi folks. I have stuck with Whitley S. since I first came across him. I have gone into chat channel every now and then. I really appreciate the fact that both the Striebers and associates have stood and taken the potshots. i want to reiterate something said earlier to support my point. WE have all found this site. I have spoken about my personal experiences... cloud manipulation, fairy music, ghosts, strange lights, and the little grey guys in my house just out of phase with reality. I have been called a F*ing IDIOT and a psychotic liar. My statement is that 300 years ago, if I told this person that there is a particle so small it would pass thru you and you wouldnt know it... I'd be called the same "idiot". Whats a neutrino?
Science, even with certain proof, cant accept ANYTHING unless you can put a meter on it. If its time to "evolve", maybe its "us". There are too many who are soul blind because they -choose- to be. There are too many people who ignore the messages of the -real crop circles-. Yes, there are lies upon lies to deceive and hold general mankind in place. I say these manicles of deception will not hold on all.
26000 years ago, similar thing happened. Its that good ol cycle. Here we go again. Stay true. Know what you know. Hold your truth.
Harley (Dr E from the 2nd Atlantean destruction)

When I went to my local Barnes and Noble on Jan 5th, I too couldn't find the book. I was pissed, at least in the inside. I was just as baffled as Whitley was and too a bit suspicious at why it was the case that I could NOT find the book at its supposed release date. I finally was able to find Enigma at ANOTHER Barnes and Noble nearby. Now I'm able to read it and now gaining brand-new insight on the phenomena.

"The future belongs to people who see possibilities before they become obvious." - Ted Levitt

I got my copy from Amazon, but it is in bookstores here in Canada. Chapters/Indigo

Mr. Strieber. I'm reading your book right now (Kindle) and its really, really great. Thank you.

hi whitley,
i just read your journal about book stores not showing your book,
so i phoned our local book store here in b.c. canada vancouver island.
they said they had 2 on their shelves and they would put 1 aside for me.
im picking it up tomorrow.
you and anne are greatly appreceated.

Abductees have the best chance for securing physical evidence yet they never do. They don't even explain why they haven't any photos, why they didn't bring a camera, why they have left the implant embedded and why there wasn't anything on the automatic cameras. I believe abductee stories absolutely but I also wonder about these why's. If You bring a camera into the woods or remove the implant You have a bettar chance of convincing a scientist there is something to investigate. It's very simple. It's still 1947 in UFO land. We know nothing about the aliens.

Interestingly enough, Amazon doubled my order and sent me two copies. Since they were both paid for I kept them and gave a copy to my daughter.

the book seems so familiar
that perhaps "disclosure" is not necessary
only these facts in the mind of a singular genius
like many in our history of what we now call science
such as these have always advanced understanding more
than established powers of government and money
and such is the power of genius
that by its very nature
it calls to itself this book
visible or not

Two copies of Solving the Communion Enigma were on the shelf at my local Barnes & Noble (State Street in Chicago) on the Saturday after its release. I even took a photo with my BlackBerry and tweeted it to Whitley. As is customary, got no response.

Whitley's comment here ". . . astronaut Rusty Schewiekert . . . finally said that he just did not want it to be real because he would hate to find out that the road to Mars was actually a well-worn path." I think Whitley really hit the nail on the head when it comes to the intense friction between the two camps of science vs. honest discovery. This comment brought a smile to my face, not the cause of humor, but more the cause of a biting pinch to the ol' truth meter where some sort of sensibility lies. I think it dances around the edges of another big issue, the inability of both camps to communicate understanding of each others' positions. Can we put ourselves in this scientist's place? Can we imagine how the possibility of the road to Mars being a well-worn path would affect us? (This line of thought does not eliminate the fact that Whitley's camp has not been heard!)

I'm looking at this issue from the science side of the fence, not to say it's the best way to consider this issue of 'solving the enigma,' but just to say I'm trying to understand the problem of lack of interest: Imagine the hard work that goes into acquiring a very expensive academic degree and thereafter you based your entire life; your income, your standing in your professional and social communities, on the foundations of current scientific method and the known laws of physics. Would you be enamored with the idea of giving all that up, to give up the known life you have worked so very hard for only to say that it has all been based on a lie? That physics may not exist as science, even theoretical physics, deems it? To have others of your brethren reject your very being; that which you are? It's a psychological problem, as I see it, one that will require counselors to help break through the psychological rigor mortis. I can see the dilemma scientists must face in considering (if at all) Whitley's urgent request for scientific study. What we supporters of Whitley see as advancement and support of theoretical physics, scientists surely see as the possibility of personal failure. It's no doubt a personal issue for them and secondarily professional. Would you love to find out that what you worked so hard for was incomplete? Or had some other unknown foundation which contorted your current work into false endeavor? I think this is, and so far the hardest, nut to crack before any advancements can proceed. It's personal, beyond government, beyond science. Acceptance of discovery is a matter that starts at personal center; a matter of character and courage.

Frek, if you had either read the book, or at the very least kept up with things here at Unknown Country, you'd know the answer to both those questions. Whitley, et al. have explained 'til they're blue in the face as to why they have been unable to procure pictures, and Whitley's documented Dr. Roger Leir's removal of various implants quite extensively.

@ queli: Very wonderful poem, and how true! Thanks for sharing!

Sorry to post again but another thought occurred to me after finishing Whitley's post. I think it's probable that the visitors have long ago given up on reaching government officials for the purpose of our civilization's advancement. Instead, they may be quietly reaching individuals in high professional placement who are personally listening and observing. I don't believe government or science en masse will ever be interested in furthering the best of life for mankind. I think any scientific advancements will continue to emerge in bits and pieces, slowly and in small unannounced ways, buried in inventions. Unfortunately, this method won't reach the masses with physical support services in time, and will leave them with their own spiritual issues in the very near future. Heightened consciousness is always personal anyway. And for the masses, such a momentous turn would not happen by information imparted. Personal discovery brings illumined wisdom, a turn of consciousness, something the government should never try to impart. So I think, Whitley, that by planting seeds of thought and sharing discoveries, you are carrying by far the greater weight of any service that government or science can offer us. I think you are exactly where you should be, doing exactly what you do--planting seeds. What a treasure you are. Thanks so much, and please! never shut up! Your words ARE being heard, whether or not they are readily available on the shelf or not! Those people who need to read them and do anything with them will find them.

@ Madd Matt great thanks - I hope to find those explanations eventually. There is a gigantic amount of good stuff here to go through. Just got "Solving..." today.

Just yesterday, I visited my local Barnes and Nobles and easily located your new book. There were 3 copies stacked eye-level on the shelf of the New Age section. The white cover and large print made it very easy to find it on the shelf as well. I hope to start reading it tonight.

Before my overt encounters with the visitors started, I experienced an enormous UFO just outside of the DC area around 10:00 PM in 1976. In a panic, I called a local military base to find out if they had experimental crafts in the area and, the next morning, at 7:30 AM, 3 men in suits arrived with cameras and recorders to interview me.

The government knows…and I used to be angry and frustrated about it. Then, in the 1980’s, I became angry and frustrated with Whitley for stirring the pot, after that I became angry and frustrated with the visitors for putting me in this situation to begin with until...I finally got it.

It’s not about reaction or conclusion. That is the nature of our primate genes..our monkey brain, so to speak, to resolve a problem. We are evolving and the pressure necessary to do so bubbles up raw animalistic survival responses to the current emotional, mental and physical environmental pressures. In our current program, we need tribal security, stability and acceptance. It is simple, basic preservation of fitness. But there is one word that the visitors have taught me to use properly, one word that has to be used with strength, integrity...and that is “no.”

It’s a hard word to use..but look into the past for inspiration. Copernicus, Galileo and Bruno literally opened up the world to humanity. As a result, Galileo suffered tremendously at the hands of the church, Bruno was burned at the stake. These saints, these heroes, said no and spoke the truth. (It’s interesting that “no” and “know” are homonymous.) Our ridicule today is nothing compared to the brutality the people of truth have suffered in the past.

If I may quote the Master of the Key via Whitley on page 62 of The Key “But remember that he comes as a thief, in the little shadows.” (Personally, I think the Master came to Whitley as a thief in the shadows by entering his room that night.) We don't need the approval of the current system to move forward. Like a river, it will carve its own path.

I have video of a visitor.

Whitely, I just want to encourage you and remind you of your stellar talents as a writer and your integrity and ability to speak from the heart. Your work is monumentally important to this planet, regardless of media indicators you and I often assume to be accurate. The truth is the truth, and your track record is one of courage and determination. Thank you.

As a scientist, I want to point out that observation and hypothesis testing are cornerstones in much of human civilization. Most of us benefit immensely from the products of science. Until proven wrong or limited, current models, theories and laws of all facets of science contribute greatly to understanding our universe, earth and lives, and when proven wrong or limited, science moves on. Though some fraction of scientists will always resist advancement, others accept the changes and continue exploring. As with so many human endeavors, livelihood and reputation channel efforts more than they should, yet we advance. It may seem too slow, but look how far we've come.

Yes, science is great, but it' s not the solution. For example, consider a roller coaster. It can be thrilling. Science can show how much it affects people and which words riders tend to use to describe it. We can make simulations that will evoke similar responses. But the numbers and words are not the experience. The thrill is in the experience of the real or simulated roller coaster, not in the science to understand it.

Society accepts that roller coasters can be thrilling and allows for employment of engineers and construction workers to build them. Economics provides a system to provide livelihoods in these endeavors.

To relate this to the subject at hand, society needs to be more accepting of experiences that defy current understanding and encounters with nonhuman intelligence or consciousness. And, we need to figure out how to provide for those going through such experiences. And, yes, science could learn how to better address fields that have historically been considered otherworldly, religious, spiritual, or psychic, and which have too often been treated with excessive skepticism. For my part, I've tried to apply science a little, and could explore these types of research possibilities more.

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