Over the past 6 weeks 5,387 people signed a petition asking for disclosure of the government’s knowledge of and communications with ETs. 12,078 signed a request that the White House formally acknowledge that extraterrestrial intelligence is engaging with the human race. Last week, the White House responded, saying that there was no evidence that extraterrestrials are here and that the US government has no contact with such beings, and never has had any.
In other words, total denial. At the same time, a gentleman called Michael Raduga, who founded an organization called the Out-Of-Body Research Center has announced that close encounter experiences are really OBEs, and that there is no such thing as a physical close encounter of the third kind. Raduga has been quoted thusly: "We tried to right a common misconception with this experiment – the issue at hand isn’t extraterrestrials, but hidden human abilities. If you’ve encountered UFOs or aliens after sitting or lying down, it can now be unequivocally stated that you’ve had a spontaneous out-of-body experience. We have proven this.”
So two guns, one big and one small but very media friendly, have both fired just a few months before "Solving the Communion Enigma" appears.
My book does not prove the ET hypothesis. Far from it. I’m not even sure that I believe it myself. But what it DOES prove–and I mean PROVE–is that something unexplained is happening in our world. For the first time, the true scale of it is examined clearly. In addition, a group of inexpensive scientific studies is outlined that would serve to clarify what is really happening. Additionally, in the book, I discuss some of the reasons that an ET presence would almost certainly be highly motivated to remain hidden from public view.
Now, I am not opposed to the ET hypothesis. Far from it. I’m open to the possiblity. I can never forget General Arthur Exon’s words to me on the telephone when I first talked to him in 1988: "Everyone from Truman on down knew that what we had found was not of this world within twenty-four hours of our finding it."
I had been introduced to Exon by a lifelong friend of his, my uncle, Colonel Edward Strieber. He spent his career in Air Force Intelligence and attached to the Atomic Energy Commission. After he read Communion, he telephoned me and asked me and Anne to come have lunch with him in San Antonio. Over lunch, he told us about his knowledge of the Roswell Incident. At the time, I was only somewhat aware of it. He explained that it was very important, and told me that he had been present when debris gathered near Roswell had been delivered to Wright Field in Dayton in 1947, for examination by the Air Materiel Command.
General Exon told me that, as late as 1988, he was still attending meetings at Wright-Patterson in order to help current researchers understand what had transpired in the past because, as he put it, "a lot of it was too secret to be put in writing, and we had to commit it to memory." Note that: so secret that it could not be written down.
Some years later, Congressman Stephen Schiff (R-NMX) initiated a General Accounting Office investigation of the incident. The investigators eventually reported that no conclusion could be reached be cause all of the records from the Roswell Army Air Field from 1947 to 1952 had been illegally destroyed by unknown parties.
These two things suggest a truly fantastic level of secrecy, so I am not surprised at the blanket denial issued by the White House. The denial is, quite simply, a legal lie. In fact, under the National Security Act, officials are legally required to lie in order to protect secrets. This is why the Air Force routinely lies to conceal its own interest in UFOs. In Solving the Communion Enigma, I cover in detail the incidents that took place in Stephensville, Texas in 2008. Determined MUFON investigators obtained radar tracks from the FAA that confirmed what witnesses on the ground reported: they had seen Air Force jets chasing an unknown object. And indeed, the radar tracks confirm this.
Understand, in 2008, the Air Force definitely chased an unknown object over Stephensville, Texas. The witness reports and radar tracks are a matter of public record.
The White House is saying on its website: "The U.S. government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race. In addition, there is no credible information to suggest that any evidence is being hidden from the public’s eye."
That may be a frank lie, but, then again, perhaps it is something more subtle. There is overwhelming evidence that something very strange is happening on planet Earth, and that it involves something that is at once possessed of unusual skills and powers, and is very, very strange. What if the government knows for certain that this presence is not extraterrestrial, but that it has a very different origin. Then they are telling the truth, just not the whole truth.
I wonder how many more denials and false explanations will come along prior to the publication of "Solving?" After "Communion" was published, the media published stories for years about how lie detectors were unreliable and easily tricked–false stories, in fact. But I had passed not one but two lie detector tests. During all the years of these denials, the intelligence services never stopped using polygraphs to vet agents, and they remain in common use to this day. Why? Because, in competent hands, the polygraph is an efficient tool.
Just prior to the publication of my last nonfiction book, "Confirmation," there appeared in Parade Magazine a false story to the effect that I had "admitted" that I had temporal lobe epilepsy and had made a contribution to the Epilepsy Foundation. This story was entirely false, and flew in the face of the medical evidence I had already published that conclusively proved that I had no sign of epilepsy or any other seizure releated disease.
"Solving" is the most provocative and convincing that I have ever written. It is going to garner a lot of two things: the first will be denials and fallacious science for the media to embrace; the second is that it is quite likely to be methodically ignored.
The truth, though, will not be ignored. Until we face it, we cannot be free, and if there is any single and consistent human desire that has been expressed across all nations and through all history, it is the desire to be free.
Everyone involved in these denials is an oppressor of the human spirit, and as life on earth becomes more and more difficult, their presence in leaderhship is going to become harder and harder for people to bear until, in the end, there will be an explosion against it, and whatever is known behind the scenes will finally be revealed.
I would not be surprised if it involves a secretive ET presence here. But I would also not be surprised if it turns out that ET is NOT here, and that the origin of the strange phenomena that we see all around us is very much stranger.
Whatever its origins, though, the pheomenon is real. Over the last two generations, its reality has been amply documented. But what is the phenomenon?
That is the great question of this age, and, like it or not, its resolution, when it comes, will restate the meaning of man in the uiniverse, and inevitably lead to the collapse of the forces that now oppress and insult the human spirit with their obfuscations and lies.
They know this. That’s why they deny.