On Wednesday, May 9 at 9 a.m. EST, over twenty military, intelligence, government, corporate and scientific witnesses came forward at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to help establish the reality of UFOs, extraterrestrial life forms and advanced propulsion technologies. Dr. Steven Greer and The Disclosure Project hosted the event.
Greer said, ?These testimonies establish once and for all that we are not alone.? Most of the witnesses were ex-military and all stated they were willing to testify to Congress under oath.
Those who testified included Master Sergeant Dan Morris, former U.S. Air Force and National Reconnaissance Office operative, Dr. Carol Rosin, space missile defense consultant and Major George A. Filer, formerly of Air Force Intelligence.
Also included was John Callahan, former Division chief of the Accidents and Investigations Branch of the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority, who was expected to announce that he had first-hand experience of extraterrestrial activity. He has said, ??I saw a UFO chase a Japanese 747 across the sky for over half an hour on radar. It was faster than anything I know of in our government.? 24 hours later, his report mysteriously vanished. He attended a meeting the next day with the FBI and representatives from President Reagan?s Scientific Study Team, but according to the CIA, that meeting ?never took place.?
Ret. Air Force Lt. Col. Charles L. Brown testified that he analyzed and saw ?two inexplicable objects? two years ago. ?Such things do exist. Please believe me,? he said.
Graham Bethune, a retired Navy pilot, described seeing a glow near Iceland that turned into a circle of lights with a dome in 1951.
Retired Air Force Captain Robert Salas said a ?bright, glowing red object? hovered outside the gate of a nuclear weapons site in Montana in 1967, when the weapons suddenly went into a ?no-go? condition.
George Filer, of filersfiles.com., testified about his own sightings, as well as the fact that hundreds of people send him detailed UFO sightings from all over the country and the world every month.
U.S. astronaut Gordon Cooper also testified. He has claimed that his squadron filmed a landed UFO at his Air Force base and that the film was ?flown out on a general?s plane to the Pentagon? and never seen again. Gordon Cooper has talked about this incident on Dreamland.
Clifford Stone talked about his experiences investigating a crashed UFO with dead alien bodies aboard. Stone has been on Coast and was also interviewed by Linda Howe for Dreamland. Whitley will talk to him on an upcoming Dreamland show.
Daniel Sheehan testified, a lawyer who once represented The New York Times with regard to printing the Pentagon Papers.
What was especially impressive was the number of witnesses that Dr. Greer was able to locate and convince to speak. Time and time again, these witnesses talked about seeing evidence of UFOs on military radar. As they got up and testified, one after the other, the combined testimony became convincing.
The Washington Post, of course, was not convinced and immediately printed an article to that effect. The reporter, Joel Achenbach, cynically said, ?These guys were from the hardware wing of the movement. They?d seen things in the sky that they couldn?t explain. Objects. Lights. Radar blips moving at extraordinary speed.? But he decides not to credit any of this excellent evidence, instead complaining, ?What they didn?t see, in almost every case, were any actual aliens.?
He added, ?In the category of what a scientist would consider evidence, the press conference presented little, if any. The proceedings featured the Argument from Authority. The message here was that credible people?people who are not kooks?believe that UFOs contain aliens.? But he did admit that, ?These people have good resumes. Maybe that?s not as impressive as someone coming forward with an actual alien, but it?s not trivial.?
We couldn?t help thinking that if these had been military men talking about their personal experiences in Kosovo or Rawanda or the Middle East, they would be believed implicitly. It?s only the subject matter that made The Washington Post squeamish.
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