I have been surprised to receive a fair amount of comments from readers who’ve discovered the post-Singularity Blog. It’s surprising because I’m still in the process of rolling out my book and I haven’t yet started promoting the blog. I want to thank everyone for taking the time to write. I’m gratified by your praise.

 

I’ve also gotten compliments on the design of the website and questions about how it was built. Again, very cool that you guys dig the look of the site enough to write and ask about it. I appreciate being appreciated and I will tell you some of my secrets. First, before I was an author and a blogger, I was a professional graphic artist/designer/technician in the publishing industry. So I do all my own graphics. The website was built with WordPress/BoldGrid. It was actually pretty easy to adapt my design to the BoldGrid template. It’s also great for browser compatibility issues. I highly recommend it to the website designers out there who like this site.

 

Coming Soon: I’ll have a new blog post about the Disclosure events that are happening right now. I’ll be writing about what the coronavirus has to do with a new scientific study that says there are 36 alien civilizations in the Milky Way Galaxy and the New York Times story about crashed UFOs or, as astrophysicist Eric. W. Davis called them, “off-world vehicles not made on this Earth.”

 

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Well, now we have crisis on top of crisis. In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, we now have civil unrest thanks to a series of senseless murders committed by police. It’s pathetic that nine years out from the Singularity we’re still so primitive that we need a movement to say that Black Lives Matter. It’s also a very ominous sign.

 

The danger is that our local Singularity here on Earth will result in the terminator scenario. Instead of reaching for the stars, our AI robots will reach for their guns- and that’s a fight we’re not going to win. Unfortunately, it seems like we’re well on our way down that path. The military is the leading AI developer in the world. We already have remote controlled drones that bomb foreign enemies. It’s only a matter of time until AI replaces Joystick Jimmy and humans are out of the loop.

 

Maybe the cops themselves will become terminators? It sure seems like they’re going in that direction. After 9/11 (the gift that just keeps on giving for the military-industrial complex), police in the US were militarized with armored vehicles, assault rifles, grenade launchers, sniper rifles, tear gas and SWAT teams. Instead of guardians of the peace who protect and serve, we now have the Warrior Cop, ready to blast down your door, guns a blazing. At least after the cops get their Borg-like AI implant (mixing science fiction metaphors, I know) they’ll be less likely break into the wrong house.

 

If we’re going to avoid the terminator scenario we’re going to have to somehow overcome the catastrophic error that occurred in the course of our evolution written about by Alfred Webre in Exopolitics that has led to the crisis at the heart of all our crises- the crisis of consciousness. “It is no accident that humans are cursed with war, violence, poverty, ignorance and death. The violence of the 20th century would not have occurred on a normal life-bearing planet that had not experienced such an evolutionary disaster,” wrote Webre about the defect in our development, which he described as a ‘rebellion’ against Universe society.

 

The information we have about this catastrophe was acquired via a military intelligence gathering technique known as Remote Viewing. It’s essentially scientifically developed psychic data and it’s not an exact science. Remote viewers have had some spectacular successes, but also some monumental misses. It’s gray basket material that needs corroboration. I’ve included it in my work because there’s some corroboration in the accounts of close encounter experiencers and it fits the model on post-Singularity cosmic expansion.

 

Another issue with remote viewing data about the post-Singularity world is that it may be difficult or impossible for the pre-Singularity mind to understand. For instance, the ‘rebellion’ may be a metaphor for some unfathomable AI error in our programming that’s impossible to explain to us. Something that would cause us to build terminators instead of von Neumann probes. Something akin to the Fermi paradox theorist’s grey goo scenario in which out-of-control self-replicating carbon nanobots turn the entire biosphere into a sea of self-replicating carbon nanobots, putting an end to life on Earth.

 

I don’t know if the so-called rebellion that led to our downward spiral was like some sort of carbon nanobot computer glitch or not, but we seem to be doing a pretty bang-up job of destroying the biosphere. So things aren’t looking good right now. If Vegas took bets on the whole thing I’d have to put my money on the terminator scenario, but I still have hope. The Singularity is a corrective process and it’s happening right now. In less than a decade, according to Ray Kurzweil, AI will surpass human intelligence, but it’s not like there’s a switch that’s going to flip. We’re on the event horizon right now and we’re getting sucked in. You’re already a cyborg, as Elon Musk said recently, if you lose your smart phone you feel like you’ve lost a limb. If your wi-fi goes down so do you, for the most part.

 

The technological Singularity will raise consciousness like no other force in history. Afterwards, everyone will be as smart as Einstein and will have access to the spiritual and mystical experiences of Buddha, Brahma, Christ, etc. That will certainly be a quantum leap in consciousness when it happens, but we can see how technology is raising consciousness right now. The George Floyd murder triggered a global response. Everyone in the world got to watch in horror as a man was murdered for no reason over an agonizing eight and a half minutes. It was absolutely horrific. Thanks to the smart phone and the Internet, the incident has raised consciousness globally. That’s a good thing, but let’s hope the trend towards higher consciousness continues without another gruesome act.

 

It’s been said that the inhumanity of man toward man is our greatest sin. Maybe this is the beginning of the end of all that? Maybe this movement to change policing is the first step away from the terminator scenario? We can only hope. Godspeed to the movement. Black Lives Matter might just save us all.

 

I’ll just say this, there’s nothing quite like launching your Magnum Opus – a project you’ve been working on for more than 20 years – in the middle of a global pandemic. Talk about sucking all the oxygen out of the room. It’s a coronavirus news cycle 24/7 for the foreseeable future. No time for anything else. It reminds me of the Disclosure Project press conference – 9/11 events a little bit. After the May 9th press conference back in 2001, there were a few months of very telling silence. The mainstream was struggling to respond. Could they just ignore the whole thing? The feeling that they couldn’t was palpable in the UFO community. Silence was tacit acknowledgement. Then came 9/11 and everything changed. The war on terror and the hunt for Osama bin Laden was on, sucking all the oxygen out of the room. No more need to worry about that pesky Disclosure story.

 

Well, here we are again. As Twain said, history doesn’t repeat, but it does rhyme. Whatever momentum gained by the latest Disclosure effort, which I wrote about in my first blog post Disclosure Goes Mainstream, has been lost to the coronavirus. It’s all coronavirus all the time. After the twin-tower shenanigans back in 2001, the military-industrial complex found a way to kill two birds with one stone, launching its endless war on terror thus drowning out the Disclosure Project witnesses. This time around, things may rhyme a little, but it’s a totally different tune. It’s the military-industrial complex that has had its Disclosure agenda thwarted by an attacking invader- and no I don’t think the Covid-19 virus is a false flag attack and I don’t think it leaked from a Chinese lab either by accident or on purpose, but I think there’s good reason to doubt it came from a Chinese market, because on Nov. 25th, 2019, three weeks before the Coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, Dr. Chandra Wickramasinghe predicted that new viral strains would emerge in the aftermath of a meteor that exploded over northern China in October and we should be prepared for the emergence of a virus like the Spanish flu of a hundred years ago.

 

Wickramasinghe’s prediction is a product of the theory H-W (Hoyle-Wickramasinghe) Panspermia that he and the late Sir Fred Hoyle have been researching and publishing for more than 30 years. H-W Panspermia posits that microbes, including viruses and bacteria, spread throughout the Galaxy on comets and meteors, raining down on Earth perpetually, affecting the course of evolution.

 

Usually, when such an explicit a priori prediction comes to pass it’s an event of great significance to scientists around the world, especially given Wickramasinghe’s status as a world-class scientist, but not so with the coronavirus. In fact, the scientific community mostly ignored the news when it didn’t bristle at it. On March 16, 2020, science writer Chelsea Gohd assured Space.com readers that: No, the Coronavirus didn’t come from space. In what was an obvious hit piece, Gohd didn’t mention that Wickramasinghe had correctly predicted the pandemic, only that he’d spread false rumors that the virus came from space, which everybody knew was impossible.

 

 

 

If you rely solely on the talking heads on any of the mainstream news channels you’ll never hear anything about Wickramasinghe or his prediction. Serious people – they say – know that the virus came from a bat in a Chinese meat market. What serious people should know is that is a belief that has not been scientifically proven. In fact, a substantial number of the original outbreak in Wuhan can’t be traced to the meat market. Viral Panspermia could actually be the source of the virus and it could continue to rain down on us for a year or two. I wrote about Panspermia in my book and how Wickramasinghe alluded to the Brookings Institute report when explaining why NASA wouldn’t confirm its Viking mission had found microbial life on Mars back in 1977. When Covid-19 became a Big Thing here in the United States, one of the first things that occurred to me was to google Wickramasinghe and coronavirus. If I hadn’t I wouldn’t know anything about his spot-on prediction or the journal papers he has published on Covid-19 or the space.com hit piece, etc.

 

The condescending, authoritarian tone of Gohd’s space.com hit piece is all too familiar to the UFO community. She asserts without equivocation that Panspermia is impossible because microbes can’t survive in space therefore Wickramasinghe’s work is “pseudoscience” or “bad science.” Again, an all-too-familiar argument for the UFO peeps: It Can’t Be; Therefore It Isn’t. It’s the flawed assumption at the heart of all failed denialist arguments. Heavier than air flight is impossible wrote the Gohds of yesteryear because Lord Kelvin said so. Scientific American debunked the Wright Brothers for seven years after the first flight at Kitty Hawk because It Can’t Be; Therefore it isn’t.

 

Gohd’s version of It Can’t Be; Therefore It Isn’t stars astrobiologist Graham Lau, who hosts some obscure science show for NASA. Not exactly Lord Kelvin but I guess you take who you can get. It was Lau who provided Gohd with the pseudoscience smear. He told Gohd that microbes couldn’t survive in space, that Wickramasinghe didn’t have the data to support his claims because extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. In other words, no matter what data Wichramasinghe has, nothing short of launching a space probe to capture some microbes after the explosion of a meteor will do. The “extraordinary claims” BS is very familiar to UFO community where nothing less than a piece of a spaceship or a dead alien body will constitute proof. Smoking gun evidence that those things exist under lock and key doesn’t count. It’s your basic catch-22, constructed by the masters of denial. This “extraordinary claims” BS is just moving the goalposts. Who decides what claims are extraordinary anyway? More on that later. After rubbishing Wickramasinghe, Lau admitted it was theoretically possible for microbes to survive the space trip, but there was nothing unfamiliar about the virus that would suggest an extraterrestrial origin.

 

Given Lau’s apparent unfamiliarity with Panspermia, I sincerely doubt that he read any of the papers Wickramasinghe and his colleagues published on coronavirus in Virology: Current Research journal. It’s like scientists with UFOs all over again. They’ll laugh it off as nonsense, but never actually look at the evidence- like it’s beneath them. I doubt either Gohd or Lau has read anything Wickramasinghe has ever published about Panspermia, including the book cited in the article, Diseases from Space co-written with Hoyle back in the 70s.

 

It’s not about “bad science” no matter what Gohd and Lau say. It’s about politics- the politics of paradigm shift. Gohd and Lau are engaging in paradigm protectionism, like the priests who wouldn’t look through Galileo’s telescope. The paradigm they are protecting is called “abiogenesis.” This is the scientific belief that life arose spontaneously from non-living matter when the conditions were just right in the so-called primordial soup more than 4 billion years ago. It’s an old idea clearly rooted in geocentric thinking. Thomas Huxley originated the term back in the late 1800s. It’s perhaps the last vestige of the Ptolemaic paradigm, when the Earth was believed to be the lone garden spot at the center of the Universe. Today, we know that Earth is just a planet out in the middle of nowhere, one galaxy among zillions. There’s nothing special about it cosmically speaking. The assumption that life must’ve arisen here is just mental residue left over from the days when we thought Earth was the whole point of the Universe.

 

No, Space.com, life did not have to originate on Earth. In fact, according to Wickramasinghe and a small community of scientists, it didn’t. In 2018, Wickramasinghe and his team, which includes prominent immunologist Edward Steele and 31 other authors from a broad range of academia, published a paper in the peer-reviewed journal Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology called “Cause of the Cambrian explosion- Terrestrial or Cosmic?” The paper makes the case for Panspermia, crushing abiogenesis in the process.

 

The establishment reacted just like it did after the Disclosure Project press conference. The silence was deafening- and damning. No one questioned the data. The few who have commented publicly admit the data is very compelling. The problem is the conclusions and the implications, which – they say – is less plausible than abiogenesis. But is it really? I think abiogenesis is a rather extraordinary claim. Maybe the most extraordinary claim of all. Okay, so life came into being from non-life in a terribly short period of time, somehow, no one knows how? Wow. That’s a pretty beefy claim, so where’s the beef? Where is the extraordinary evidence? Is there any evidence at all?

 

According to Wickramasinghe, no. “The first point to make is that the standard view that life originates spontaneously on Earth in a primordial soup or in deep sea thermal vents has no evidence whatsoever to support it. Every experiment that has been done to demonstrate this possibility has been a dismal failure over more than 50 years. The molecular complexity of life – the information content of life – is of an exceedingly specific kind and is superastronomical in quantity, and so the origin of life could not have happened on Earth.”

 

Wickramasinghe credits “vast swathes” of new data that are consistent with H-W Panspermia to such a degree that it’s given he, Steele and their colleagues the confidence to make such definitive statements. One study found that the atmosphere was depositing billions of viruses per day for every square meter on Earth. That’s a lot of viruses, which the latest research connects with evolution. Another example is bacteria and microbes found on the outside of the International Space Station. No one can explain how the micro-schmutz got there if it didn’t come from space. What’s more, there’s a proverbial “smoking gun.” Spectral analysis of space dust revealed the signature of freeze-dried E-coli bacteria. This is what made a believer out of Steele, who summed it up when he said, “you cannot get better than that in science.”

 

What it all adds up to is a cosmic biosphere where all life is related because we’re all sharing the same cosmic material. So no, Graham Lau, there’s nothing alien about the coronavirus. People who understand Panspermia wouldn’t expect there to be. Wickramasinghe, Steele and company has concluded, “the entire galaxy (and perhaps a local group of galaxies) constitutes a single connected biosphere”. All life, both terrestrial and extra-terrestrial, is related, according to this view, as all life comes from the greater biosphere in which genetic material in the “cosmic gene pool” is readily shared. There is an underlying biochemical unity of all life, differing only in which isotopes of essential elements life from different parts of the universe might use.”

 

The assumption that if extraterrestrial life exists it will be completely alien is what I call the Third Big Assumption, which I wrote about in a previous post. Establishment gatekeepers Gohd and Lau assume if coronavirus were extraterrestrial it would be truly alien. It’s beyond funny (embarrassing I would think for Lau) to invoke the “extraordinary claims” BS in defense of a Dead-Theory-Walking like abiogenesis, a quite extraordinary claim without a shred of evidence. Also, I think Steele could fill Lau in on the extraordinary evidence for Panspermia. Thanks to flawed assumptions and ignorance, the GohdLau’s of the world have things exactly backwards. “The choice between life originating on Earth against manifestly insuperable odds,” Wickramasinghe said, “and an origin in the connected volume of a large part of the almost infinite universe is a simple binary choice. We chose the most probable.”

 

But wait, Space.com says viruses don’t come from space, because… Lord Lau! Hmmmnn. Seems like the scientific community has come down with a really bad case of Galileo-itus thanks to the coronavirus. If Panspermia is a bridge too far for an astrobiologist like Lau, then what will the Lords of Science think of The Day After the Singularity? If the Octopus is any indication heads might explode. Wickramasinghe and his co-authors say the Octopus may be extraterrestrial, because its complex nervous system, sophisticated eyes and camouflage capability appear suddenly in the fossil record and the genes can’t be found in its ancestry. In other words, it may have been seeded here. “One plausible explanation, in our view, is that the new genes are likely new extraterrestrial imports to Earth – most plausibly as an already coherent group of functioning genes within (say) cryopreserved and matrix protected fertilised octopus eggs,” wrote Wickramasinghe and his team.

 

Alien Octopuses would be ironic given all the tentacled aliens in Hollywood movies, but leading virologist Karin Moelling of the Max Planck Institute Molecular Genetics wasn’t having it, praising the paper as “useful,” but insisting that its premise that viruses, microbes and possibly even Octopuses have extraterrestrial origins “cannot be taken seriously.” And here we go again with the old It-Can’t-Be; Therefore-it-isn’t routine. Well, I have news for Karin Moelling: It Can Be because the Galaxy is occupied by a post-Singularity civilization. If anyone has any doubts I refer them to the Smoking Gun evidence that is the astronomical chart showing the nonrandom location of pulsars clustered around the Galaxy’s one radian point in relation to Earth. These are stars (burnt out stellar cores, actually) that have been moved into position. This is the kind of astroengineering that should be evident if extraterrestrials had already been through the technical Singularity, according to Ray Kurzweil. I mean, maybe you can convince yourself that all that pesky UFO evidence and all those Disclosure Project witnesses don’t mean anything, but not in the context of that star chart.

 

So, yes, Space.com, the coronavirus could’ve come from space. And yes, Lord Karin Moelling, Octopus eggs could’ve been seeded here because a post-Singularity civilization will spread throughout the Galaxy at light speed or greater. Just maybe those “cryopreserved and matrix protected fertilised octopus eggs” arrived in the glove compartment of a spacecraft? It’s possible in a world that has been seeded and colonized by a post-Singularity civilization, no?

 

In my opinion, the real question is not whether coronavirus could be extraterrestrial; it’s whether or not it’s an accident. The UFO community has been warned about impending environmental collapse and the unsustainability of our civilization through close encounter contact, yet those warnings have gone unheeded. Maybe this is an attempt to force us onto the right path. Since the coronavirus hit, disrupting our world, the fossil fuel industry has taken a huge hit with demand cratering so dramatically that oil prices recently crashed to zero. The fossil fuel intensive beef industry that is already stressed by increasingly popular meat substitutes like BEYOND Meat has also taken a big hit with coronavirus outbreaks forcing the closure of meat processing plants. The virus has made a significant portion of the workforce have to work from home, opening up a tremendous opportunity to transition to a more sustainable paradigm. It makes me wonder if that bolide over China last October was the ET astroengineering equivalent of a giant hypodermic needle injecting some much needed medicine for mother Earth to reduce the fever that humans have given her. I don’t know, but it makes me think…

 

Yes, I know this is all very hard for the pre-Singularity mind to grasp, but there it is.

As official Disclosure unfolds in the mainstream media, old habits die hard. Yes, UFOs are real, but they just can’t be ET. So the Times turned to an old school scientist from academia for reassurance. Senior astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for astrophysics Leon Golub said the possibility that UAPs (don’t call them UFOs) are extraterrestrial “is so unlikely that it competes with many other low-probability but more mundane explanations.” He added “there are so many other possibilities — bugs in the code for the imaging and display systems, atmospheric effects and reflections, neurological overload from multiple inputs during high-speed flight.”

 

Blah blah blah… Put aside for the moment that the Navy already ruled out his mundane alternatives, Golub couldn’t be more wrong. The whole point of Fermi’s paradox is that they should be here. The Universe is so big and so old that some other more advanced civilization should’ve been here by now. Many times. This is what Manhattan Project scientist Enrico Fermi told his colleagues, including Edward Teller, at Los Alamos way back in 1950 when discussing UFOs, then called flying saucers.

 

Fermi made the simple but profound observation that there were so many stars in the Galaxy that if just 10 percent had planets and 10 percent of those planets were capable of evolving life and 10 percent of those life-bearing planets develop a technological civilization and so on, there would be thousands, maybe millions, of civilizations in our Galaxy. The only real question was whether or not interstellar travel was possible. Teller pooh-poohed it, but Fermi thought it might be doable. If so, then where are they? Well, the short answer is they are here.

 

The Fermi paradox exists solely because of denial, which is rooted in our assumptions about the Universe. The first Big Assumption was that the Earth was flat. From our tiny perspective it certainly seems that way, but the flat Earth assumption fell away about two thousand years ago after Eratosthenes, curator of the library of Alexandria, proved the Earth was a globe. Eratosthenes did this by measuring shadows on the summer solstice in two cities known to be a certain distance apart. From this simple experiment, Eratostenes was able to show not only that the Earth was a big ball, but also make a fairly accurate calculation of its size. It’s kind of mind-boggling that the flat Earth assumption has made a bit of a comeback here in the age of geosynchronous satellites and space flight.

 

The second Big Assumption was that Earth was at the center of the Universe. Another seemingly reasonable deduction. The Sun, Moon, planets and stars appear to revolve around the Earth. When Copernicus floated the idea that the Sun not the Earth was at the center and that the Earth revolved around the Sun there was all sorts of objections. It certainly doesn’t feel like the Earth is moving. Some said if it was moving there would be tremendous winds and the Earth would quickly leave the Moon behind. But along came Galileo and the telescope and the second Big Assumption went the way of the first one.

 

The third Big Assumption is that mankind is the alpha dog of the Universe, the crowning achievement in all creation. This assumption is an offshoot of the Second Big Assumption. After all, if the Earth really was at the center of a Universe created by an almighty deity and we’re Top Dog, then it stands to reason that everything was made for us. It’s basically a Western religious belief that we are the whole point of all creation. This is where the long-held assumption that we are alone in the Universe comes from.

 

This Third Big Assumption that we are the biological center of the Universe has eroded over time as the science of astronomy has matured. The writing was on the wall well before the Hubble telescope gave us two images that have settled the issue for all intents and purposes. The Hubble Deep Field and Ultra Deep Field images reveal a Universe far beyond our ancestor’s ability to imagine.

 

Over ten days, Hubble peered into a slice of sky the equivalent of a dime on edge at a distance of 75 feet to produce the Hubble Deep Field.[i] The image showed there were, in fact, 3,000 galaxies in this little strip of empty space.[ii] The Hubble Ultra Deep Field made an even deeper reach out into the void, capturing 10,000 galaxies residing in the thin edge of nothingness.[iii]

The Big Picture looks like this: there are more than 100 billion galaxies in the universe that are filled with stars and planets like beaches with sand.[iv] Typical galaxies hold between 10 million and one trillion stars. Planets are surely even more abundant. The total number of planets in the universe is anyone’s guess but the number might be more properly expressed as somewhere just south of infinity.

 

Excerpt from The Day After the Singularity

 

The Milky Way is an average Galaxy with 100-400 billion stars. If we pick a middling number and say the average Galaxy has 200 billion stars, then there may be as many as three trillion stars in the Hubble Deep Field. If our Solar system is average then each star will have 8 or 9 planets. Pluto counted for a while. Now it doesn’t, but there might be a planet X? Don’t know about that. So say each star has 8 planets. That’s 24 trillion planets in the Hubble Deep Field. 24 trillion planets in the width of a dime 75 feet away.

 

There are 10,000 Galaxies in the Ultra Deep Field. That means there are approximately 20,000,000,000,000 stars and 160 trillion planets in that little speck of sky. There could be more. There could be less. But one thing’s clear: It’s 100 percent statistically certain there’s life elsewhere in the Universe. Applying Fermi’s reasoning it’s 100 percent certain that someone else came long before us. It’s 100 percent certain that someone else developed a technological civilization and 100 percent certain they developed computing and hit the Singularity long ago, which means Golub is 100 percent wrong when he says low probability solutions that the Navy has already ruled out are more likely than an extraterrestrial explanation.

 

The faulty assumption that has caused Golub and his colleagues to err so greatly is a close cousin to the Third Great Assumption that we are the biological center of the Universe. In the modern-day scientific version of Great Assumption #3, Darwin’s evolution has replaced the deity-driven creation theory, but the belief that we are still “the first to come this far;” as Google’s Director of Engineering Ray Kurzweil put it in The Singularity is Near, has somehow managed to endure. Call it intellectual inertia, or whatever, but the net result is the assumption that if life exists somewhere out there in the Cosmos it will be on planets that are, for all intents and purposes, remote islands adrift in a vast ocean. Isolated. Unrelated. It will have evolved from the ground up one cell at a time like we believe it did here on Earth and it will be completely alien, having come from an environment likely to be very different than ours. For our hypothetical ET counterparts, interstellar space travel will be just as next-to-impossible so those pesky UAPs (UFOs) must be something, anything else.

 

This is old-world, dead-paradigm-walking talk. It’s classic pre-Singularity thinking. Those planets out there may very well be like islands in some sense, but they’re more like the Galapagos. Isolated yes, but not completely alien, not totally unrelated. Given the statistical certainty that we are not going to be the first to pass through the ultimate evolutionary threshold, those pesky UAPs (UFOs) are just what we would expect to see if someone else has already developed the technology to spread throughout the Cosmos “at the speed of light or greater,” as Kurzweil predicts will happen once a civilization successfully navigates the Singularity.

[i] Villard, Williams, Hubble’s Deepest View of the Universe Unveils Bewildering Galaxies across Billions of Years, Hubblesite.org, Jan. 15, 1996, http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1996/01/

[ii] see Hubble’s Greatest Discoveries, Hubblesite.org, http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/press_resources/hubbles_greatest_discoveries.php

[iii] Savage, Villard, Christensen, Stiles, Hubble’s Deepest View Ever of the Universe Unveils Earliest Galaxies, Hubblesite.org, March 4, 2004, http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/07/text/

[iv] Mackie, To see the Universe in a Grain of Taranaki Sand, North and South Magazine, New Zealand, May 1999, http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/~gmackie/billions.html

After dismissing UFOs as nonsense for more than seventy years, The New York Times, Washington Post and the rest of the establishment media are suddenly reversing course, reporting that UFOs are, in fact… you know… real.

 

The trend began on December 16, 2017 when the media reported on a Navy pilot’s close encounter with a UFO in 2004 during a training mission over the Pacific Ocean. The pilot, now retired Commander David Fravor, told the WAPO that the object – which has become known as the tic-tac UFO because of its resemblance to the well-known breath freshener – was “40 feet long with no wings, just hanging close to the water.” Fravor attempted an intercept, but the craft left him in the dust. “It had no plumes, wings or rotors and outran our F-18s,” said the former fighter pilot, who told the Times he had no idea what he saw, but would like to fly one. The media reported the story straight up. No snickering. No quips about little green men and no condescending “conspiracy theory” ridicule. To be fair, no speculation about ETs either, or what it might mean… But this happened- Boom!

 

The establishment media’s sudden flip-flop from dismissive to sober coverage is a sure sign that the ultimate paradigm shift is now underway. In the past, pilots couldn’t talk about their UFO sightings. Military regulation JANAP 146(b) (Joint Army Navy Air Force Publication) made it illegal for pilots to discuss UFO sightings deemed a threat to national security punishable under the espionage act of 1934 by 1-10 years in prison or a ten thousand dollar fine. If that wasn’t enough of a deterrent, any pilot who dared buck the system faced career-ending ridicule no matter his Top Gun status. “We even have to discredit our own pilots. It’s a raw deal,” said Blue Book head Capt. Ed Ruppelt about the official policy, back in the day. Many a hero, like WWII fighter pilot Captain Thomas Mantell, fell victim to the policy.

 

Apparently, it’s a new day. The Pentagon didn’t smear Fravor like it did his peers during the early stages of UFO denial; instead it supported his claims by releasing video to the public- video that had been scrutinized by a secret Pentagon program sponsored by the former Senate majority leader Harry Reed, to study UFOs, or UAPs (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena) as they have been rebranded.

 

For Joe Six Pack, this may or may not have been interesting news. For the UFO community this was nothing less than a world-changing paradigm shift. The Pentagon, the government, and specifically, the Air Force, have insisted that UFOs are nothing of significance since 1968, after over twenty years of official investigation. All of a sudden – hey, they’re real, and it may mean something – stay tuned. Just like that decades and decades of denial came to an end. Well, almost.

 

But then the circus started up again and the looney-tune stories that spring from/or play well in our clown culture returned to the airwaves: Reality TV Game Show Host becomes PresidentDeceased Brothel Owner Wins Election to State Senate Despite Being, Well, You Know, DeadPatriots Win Another Super Bowl Prince Harry Gets Married Kardashians Do Whatever It Is Kardashians Do, etc. The circus carried on as usual until May 27, 2019 when the Times reported that Navy pilots attached to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt encountered unexplained objects during training missions off the east coast:

 

The strange objects, one of them like a spinning top moving against the wind, appeared almost daily from the summer of 2014 to March 2015, high in the skies over the East coast. Navy pilots reported to their superiors that the objects had no visible engine or infrared exhaust plumes but that they could reach 30,000 feet and hypersonic speeds.

 

The Times, Washington Post, etc., made sure to note that the Department of Defense was not saying the objects were extraterrestrial. Nor were they saying they weren’t. According to the Pentagon, these vehicles could be the technology of a terrestrial foreign power, which would be a big problem, because they fly circles around our most advanced fighter jets.

 

And so UFO Disclosure, which happened unofficially almost 20 years ago on May 9, 2001, with the Disclosure Project press conference at the National Press Club led by Dr. Steven Greer, is now going mainstream. The public is now being treated to a reenactment of the 1948 Project Sign Estimate of the Situation.

 

Way back when, military personnel tasked with investigating UFOs realized the phenomenon had to be interplanetary relatively quickly despite being out of the loop about Roswell. Secret technology, either foreign or domestic, didn’t make sense. The U.S. military wouldn’t put the public at risk by testing such technology over populated areas. What’s more, if you want to keep something secret you need a remote testing site. Think Area 51. Other countries also wouldn’t risk their secret weapons over foreign territory where it could fall into enemy hands.

 

Simple logic argued against an earthly explanation, but it was the objects themselves that drove the final conclusions. Back then, it was even more obvious than it is today that objects lacking any visible propulsion system, zipping about at hypersonic speeds, leaving our fastest propeller-driven puddlejumpers in the dust, could not come from any nation on Earth. Even in today’s high tech world the strange craft are far beyond us. Back then it was so far over the Moon that Air Force Chief of Staff, Hoyt Vandenberg, an MJ12 member, could get away with flatly rejecting the Estimate. Copies were allegedly burned.

 

Back here in the future, the case for the ETH will be made on TV. The Times article noted that the eyewitness accounts of Lt. Graves and fellow pilot Lt. Danny Accoin would appear in a documentary series set to air on the History channel called Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation. It was here that the replay of the 1948 Estimate of the Situation played out.

 

The six-part series left a lot to unpack. More than I can cover in this initial post. The series documents an ongoing UFO investigation led by Luis Elizondo, former head of the Pentagon’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program. AATIP is the secret program sponsored by former Senate majority leader Harry Reed that documented and investigated the ‘Tic-Tac’ UFO incident reported by Lt. Commander David Fravor. According to Elizondo, AATIP was able to use radar data, video footage and eyewitness accounts to establish the reality of UAPs, but was unable to get the department of defense to respond accordingly. Bryan Bender, national security correspondent for Politico, who appears in the series, explained that the issue is Kryptonite to the national security establishment, which led Elizondo to take the effort public.

 

Several former intelligence officials joined Elizondo’s new UFO investigation, including former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Chris Mellon, former director of Advanced Systems Development at Lockheed Martin Skunkworks division, Steve Justice and physicist Hal Puthoff, a Disclosure Project witness.

 

Elizondo’s team interviewed Navy pilots involved in both the 2004 Nimitz incident and the more recent Roosevelt encounters including Ryan Graves, Danny Aucoin, David Fravor and his wingman, whose identity was kept secret. The team also analyzed video of the incidents – released by the Navy – and the stage was set for a public reenactment of the Project Sign Estimate. Mellon, Justice and company debated whether these UAPs could be foreign technology or perhaps secret domestic technology or whether, gulp, this is something else altogether. As before it all boils down to the objects themselves. “We have helicopters that can hover… We have aircraft that can fly at 30,000 feet and right at the surface… combine all that in one vehicle of some type with no jet engine and no exhaust plume,” said Navy pilot Lt. Ryan Graves when asked to speculate what they were. “These things that we’re seeing: they don’t have wings; they don’t have tails; they don’t really have any cockpits that we can see. They don’t have anything that we would normally associate with a traditional aircraft,” said Elizondo in a discussion with Justice, who said, “We can create systems that do pieces of each of these and not a single system that does all of these.”

 

Elizondo arrived at the same conclusions low-level Air Force investigators came to not long after the modern UFO era began with the Kenneth Arnold sighting in 1947. “Here’s the bottom line. There’s three options. It’s a foreign technology. The second option is it’s our technology. Something that we have managed to keep under wraps for a super long time. The third option is that this is something else. Where does that leave us?”

 

The implications were just the same as they were way back in 1948, over half a century ago, although Elizondo and company seemed reluctant to state it outright, leaving it to investigative journalist George Knapp, who said, “The day will come when this occurs to you that it’s real- that there’s some other intelligence here- that it’s far more advanced than us- that it could do whatever it wants to us and we’d be powerless against it.”

 

And therein lies the key to understanding how official, mainstream Disclosure will unfold- through the lens of national security. Ever since the bogus Condon report gave it the pretext it needed, the Air force has claimed that UFOs are nothing more than mistakes, misidentifications and hoaxes and are not a threat to national security. Those days are clearly over. The Navy has admitted they’re real, set up a new protocol for reporting UFOs and allowed its pilots, both recently retired and active duty, to talk about their encounters with members of congress and the media. It has released video evidence of the incidents showing UFOs, or ahem, UAPs, and the DoD has admitted the videos are the real deal. The times, as they say, are a changing.

 

The modern debate about UFOs led to an interesting twist on an old question. Even though UAPs clearly fall into the category of “something else,” foreign technology is still a threat. UFOs have been around for a long time. Someone else could’ve figured out how they work by now. Knapp summed it up best. “This technology is for all intents and purposes magic. So you know we would like to get it. Whoever cracks the code and figures this stuff out first would have a tremendous advantage over our other adversaries.”

 

This storyline that our enemies may have figured out how these things work and could now have a huge technological edge over us reveals America’s new UFO investigation to be, at least at this point,  a modified limited hangout. It’s a Watergate era intelligence strategy to release a partial admission of the truth with some added spin or misinformation that leads the target audience away from the higher, much more important truth. In this case, the partial truth is that UFOs/UAPs are real. The misinformation is that we’ve been ignoring this all long and the higher truth is that we’ve already got this technology. According to Disclosure Project witnesses, it’s locked up in black budget programs called Unacknowledged Special Access Programs (USAPs).

 

We also know they’re ET. That’s the new open secret. At least it is until America’s new UFO investigation gets there. They appear headed in that direction. Aerospace engineer Bob Bigelow, who got involved with the Pentagon’s secret program at the request of Harry Reed, is already there. In an interview, Chris Mellon asked Reed about a recent statement that Bigelow made on national TV that ETs are here. Reed said, “I feel it would be from a congressional standpoint it would affect my credibility if I started talking about everything I know.”

 

Reed’s statement suggests that congress isn’t yet ready to hear the truth. News flash: This is nothing new. Congress hasn’t wanted to deal with this situation from the get-go. No government does. As Corso explained in The Day After Roswell, the best way to deal with a problem that has no solution is to pretend the problem doesn’t exist. The military can’t do anything about UFOs that violate our airspace, so- no aliens; no problem. Inside America’s new UFO investigation actually makes this point in a segment featuring a meeting between Luis Elizondo and his Italian counterpart, Lt. Col. Clarbruno Vedruccio, special forces, Italian Navy. “So I know several information. But my government doesn’t want to know. Because if my government know… they must do something,” said Verdruccio to Elizondo.

 

And so here we are. At long last, the mainstream establishment media is finally copping to a secret the government doesn’t know how to deal with. What does this mean? The most obvious explanation is that it has no choice. It wouldn’t otherwise. I’ve written that the closer we get to the technological Singularity the less possible it is to hide this reality. Fear that someone else has cracked the code – which could actually be the catalyst that finally forces this issue out into the open, not because some other country has gained a tremendous advantage, but because they’ve finally caught up – is just one angle that fits that premise. There are others that make the natural sociological response of denial and cover-up unsustainable. That future is coming fast.

 

America’s new UFO investigation feels like a do-over, an attempt to reboot the process by going back to the beginning and following in the footsteps of the original investigators. The difference is this time the real findings will be allowed to come out. If this is the case then reprising the 1948 Estimate of the Situation is likely just the opening act. One would expect that Act Two might feature a re-do of the 1968 Condon study. They’ve already sort of done that with the three videos released by the DoD. That could be the foundation for a new scientific study that won’t be rigged to produce a pre-determined result like the Condon study was last time around. In 1968, Condon’s fake conclusions were used to put an end to the government’s Project Blue Book UFO investigation. This time unbiased conclusions will instead lead us to the 2001 Disclosure Project press conference at the National Press Club. This time witnesses like Navy fighter pilots David Fravor, Ryan Graves and Danny Aucoin will testify with the stamp of officialdom and the national media will actually have to engage the story. Fun times ahead.