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by Roger Marsh
PHOTO: View of Atlanta Airport. Reference: Wikipedia
A Georgia witness near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport reports watching a silent, white “ball of light” coming from the east and then moving north in the night sky on March 6, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) database.
The object was visible to a small group of witnesses for about one minute, and then it disappeared behind trees in the distance.
The following is the unedited and as yet uninvestigated report filed with MUFON. Please keep in mind that most UFO reports can be explained as something natural or manmade. If Georgia MUFON investigates and reports back on this case, I will release an update.
GA, March 6, 2010 – ball of light (white), bright from all angles, no blinking lights, silent. MUFON Case # 22239.
I went outside of our home to call our oldest son home from a friend’s house across the street. From our driveway, I noticed my son, his friend and his friend’s mom and dad looking at the sky pointing at something.
I looked up and saw a ball of light silently and smoothly cruising from the east in a straight line, then slowly started turning north until it finally disappeared (at least about a minute long or more, and it disappeared from view behind trees but a long way off)
I thought at first maybe it was a really bright aircraft up pretty high, but quickly dismissed that idea… (living near Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, we’re used to constant air traffic overhead our neighbourhood, and I know what that looks like).
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Fox News 8 is reporting that a Euclid, Ohio, man has spotted UFOs over Lake Erie five nights in a row.
The news video includes a short interview with witness Eugene Erlikh. Euclid is in Cuyahoga County, population 52,717.
by Horace Carby-Samuels
As we go about our lives each day, we usually look upon ourselves as being normal and responsible persons. Therefore, we hardly give any thought to the guidance system that we draw on, as we make our decisions, about what we should do next, or about how successful we have been in what we have already done.
We also hardly pay attention to the fact that the bulk of the decisions which we make (about how and where we apply our efforts), emerge out of the guidance of the capitalist system of education and socialization, which seduces (and some would say to sucker) us, into making decisions about our lives, guided by how our wealth and financial position will change. Yet, as mortal humans, it is at targets in survival that which we should aim; because the cash-centred appraisal emphasis effectively places us in the fast track, on the road to our utter destruction (as Conscious and responsible social entities. What we need instead, is a revised appraisal focus which is oriented at how we live, rather than at how profitable commerce has been. That is because, to humans as Conscious entities, successful living means opportunities to commit our time, our efforts, and our resources, in ways that will enable the time-path (of the decisions that form) our lives as an economic space, to be more meaningful.
The prevailing Western system of formal and informal education, has conditioned us into a capitalist socialization; which has primed us to look upon our available time, as an opportunity to secure more spendable money. The message is that with such success, we may then be able to purchase more of the “trinkets”, or more of the “services” that we see ourselves as “deserving”, (and that the corporations will be offering for sale to us at a profit).
Members of the society are also conditioned to commit their time and effort to developing skills for which the earners of profit will offer high financial compensation, as the key to their economic success. However, if we put a high value on the evolution of human Consciousness, we must not allow ourselves to be seduced by the capitalist technique of leading us to guide our lives, according to the level of opportunities for financial gain that are offered. Instead, we need to see that our economic management choices, are not separate from our efforts to develop an informed Consciousness of ourselves, and of our natural environment (and how it functions).
As Conscious humans, we will be on the path to achieving effective economic development when we recognize that over any space of time, our economic achievement is not merely the flows of money (equivalent) value from our efforts or from buoyant commerce. Instead, in our respective societies we need to come to recognize that effective economic output, arises as enhanced verifiable understanding, together with flows of material outcomes in behalf of our survival in the natural environment at hand. Recognition of these economic management facts, will allow us to be better able to place ourselves in, as well as to join with any prevailing empathy-linked cosmic intelligence or reality.
If we begin to focus on achieving a higher level of awareness about our cosmic reality/existence, that offers a superior economic development prospect, than any commerce-centred outcome to which capitalist economic development management is committed. Capitalist doctrine merely offers us opportunities to be more successful chasers after money, and technological “goodies”. At th same time, that doctrine is systematically structuring strategies of education and socialization, with the aim to destroy the evolution of our human Consciousness.
Meanwhile, as we go about our daily lives we all respectively have self-images which we seek to maintain or to cherish. We go about doing so, with the use of the resource management operations to which we commit. Additionally, a complex society presents persons with opportunities to enter into a variety of trades in order to acquire the variety of goods and services which they see themselves as needing, so as to confirm, support, or maintain their self-images. Additionally, the convenience of money smooths the execution of these trading operations.
However, long before money of any sort, was either created or decided upon, humans have been daily executing another important set of non-commercial trades. These involved how persons budget the commitment of their time (among different mixes of activities) in their aim to give quality features to the experience-in-living at which they respectively aim.
Accordingly, whereas capitalist economists focus on the money economy and on the mixes of trades out of which financial earnings arise, there has also existed the real economy, where exchange for money is not involved, but where persons made decisions about alternative activities to which they will commit their time.
There is also the additional feature that ever since humans developed a sense of sentience of themselves (as a component in a larger reality), they also became conscious of the fact that they are heirs to a latent cosmic linkage; and in acknowledgement of that linkage, humans began to bury their dead From their observations about how the natural environment responded to their efforts, humans also evolved a respect for informed awareness. They also came to recognize that their choices of how and where they allocated their time, would trigger a path to information which would allow them to subsequently reconnect to their latent cosmic linkage, which their ancestors had recognized.
That commitment to time-use management in which humans participate, is the substantive real economy in the form of their opportunities for time-use selection, and for being able to access preferred mixes of time-management choices and operations as they go about living their lives. Furthermore, under their ancestral heritage, humans have also framed living-centred efficiency considerations that they apply to the process of selecting and making their time-use commitment and management operations.
For example, humans saw that in order to repeat technical results, they needed to better understand what was occurring. Historically, therefore, they began to link their ability to satisfy the quality-of-living targets (which they were aiming to pursue under the guidance of their sentience and their Consciousness), .was also linked to their effectiveness in enhancing their understanding their natural environment and how it operated..
Historically, therefore, humans have been aiming to secure the type of Human Development, in which they will be able to better survive materially, and at the same time gain enhanced understanding of their natural environment (and its autonomous rules of operation). In addition, they began to view their attainment of Human Development and an expanding of their latent cosmic linkage, as being parallel operations..
However, how people are able to live in in concert with their natural environment, is not an outcome on which capitalist economists focus in their appraisal of economic performance.. Instead, these capitalist analysts are (effective) agents of the alien consciousness which is hostile to the evolution of human consciousness, and that instead, is aiming to condition humans to keep focusing on the financial gains, as their attainment targets from their selections of time and effort commitments.
It is the ancient Gnostic scholars who had provided to us the warning about a hostile and predatory alien consciousness (such as that which is behind the promotion of capitalist doctrine) which is operating among us under various masquerades. This information was recently reported on, by John Lamb Lash (2006) in his book Not In His Image; (Chelsea Green Publishing Company).
Evidently, the prevailing predatory, hostile, alien consciousness which is behind the capitalist doctrine, aims to divert humans from including in their economic decisions (about how and where to commit their efforts), features in aup0port of their targets in Consciousness enhancement. However, our opportunity to secure a high quality-of-living, can be achieved only if we are able to use our time and effort commitments to enhance our level of understanding and awareness about our natural environment and about how it functions.
When the capitalist doctrine (as well as organized religion), operate to socialize persons to use monetary results, to orient, as well as to judge the success of their economic management efforts, these institutions are certainly not promoting Human Development objectives.
Meanwhile, the English neo-classical economist Alfred Marshall, in his 1890 book Principles of Economics, had pointed to the presence of more than monetary results at which humans aim their economic management efforts. He stressed that when people decided to change jobs, their decision was guided by their expectation of how their real income would change, rather than by what their expected money income would show. Yet, by virtue of their allegiance to the predatory alien consciousness behind the capitalist doctrine, Western economists have been systematically suppressing the recognition of the living-related results (in the form of options to make their time-use meaningful), that had influenced the real income observation of Alfred Marshall
Capitalist economists primarily focus features that buoy up the money economy where financial profits are made. They aim to get us to focus only on financial level of commerce. that arises from how the resources that exist in our natural environment are being used. As a result, they dismiss the objective economic validity of measurements of resource usage and of the outcomes from trade that are stated in other than a money-equivalent weighted terms. Not surprisingly, therefore, the economist Milton Friedman argued that, the real income (about which the neo-classical economist Alfred Marshall was speaking), is no more than the money income [of these persons], which they had [implicitly] adapted to accommodate for changes in price levels, that are due to inflation.
However, unquestionably, it is NOT any expectation of their being able to secure more money in the future, which has historically lead persons to reject suicide as being either a proper or a desirable course of time-use-commitment. Meanwhile, under the inspiration of the prevailing hostile alien consciousness, capitalist economists have used clever analytical ploys and tactics, to report the trade and exchange operations of persons as being no more than portrayals of financial-equivalent arrangements.. Yet, humans have been executing the real economy and its non-cash arrangements, ever since their first glimmer of sentience. Furthermore, as thy proceeded to manage how hey allocated their time, they recognized that the extent to which they could enhance their verifiable information about how their environment works, also contributed to their real income, and also to the understanding that would enable them to re-establish a cosmic linkage; (on their way to achieving Human Development).
Accordingly, Horace Carby-Samuels (2006) presented the book Quality-of-Life and Human Development as the Outcome from Economic Progress: (Agora Cosmopolitan Publishing; ISBN 1897036353), where he elaborated on that background. He stressed that, toward achieving their quality-of-life targets in the real economy, humans allocated their time (for living) among a mix of three categories of (not mutually exclusive) time-use operations. These time-use operations, comprise Subsistence-securing Operations/Activities; Meaning-Search Operations/Activities; and Rest and Recreational Operations/Activities.
In contrast with the capitalist focus on human economic reality, Carby-Samuels pointed out that securing Human Development, is the supreme economic achievement which Conscious humans seek (from the commitment of their time and their resources), in the natural environment at hand. He also emphasized that, in their aim to secure a high quality-of-living, (as the focus which is consistent with our ancient cosmic roots); and also toward securing Human Development, respective humans apply a living-centred economizing rule to appraise the appropriateness of their effort allocation patterns in the time-space which forms their lives..
In this non-cash focus on human (as compared to corporate) economic achievement, humans as Conscious entities, are seen as aiming to maximize the meaningfulness of their decision to remain alive. The capitalist tactic of using programs of formal and informal education, to condition humans to focus primarily on financial results, should therefore be recognized as being particularly pernicious.
In particular, when capitalist doctrine has seduced governments to use changes in financial accounting of economic output to indicate the pertinent changes in resource interface to which the members of the society have been exposed, information about the opportunities for Human Development among members of the society., will not be available to these governments. Instead, the economic development programs of such governments will promote a commercial, self-centred, fee-for-service exploitive trade, that is indifferent to the principles of empathy and mutuality (which should exist between civilized human beings).
Currently, therefore, even though the continuing world-wide downturn of production and trade was generated by disingenuous profit-seeking schemes (in the banks and near banks in the United States), the economic management plans of Western governments. represent back to promoting the profit interests of the large banks and the large corporations. Not surprisingly, too, the capitalist advisers, who are behind the Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Program of President Obama of the United States, are doing what capitalists normally do. They are principally promoting programs that will bring the commercial banks and the large corporations back into flourishing financial profitability.
The capitalist advisors of President Obama, what happens to the real income (that is, to the living-centred opportunities that become available to he members of the society, as they manage their time for living), is not an economic management priority on which the government should focus. Similarly, at the so called annual World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland, the living-centred opportunities that are open to people, are not seen as a priority indicator of economic attainment .
Correspondingly, the so called G8, G20, or G?, conferences of world leaders, are not about how economic and political management in a society, may foster or promote the opportunities of persons on the planet to gain access to Human Development. Rather, these meetings and conferences are about developing mutually respected techniques and administrative regimes, within which capitalists may legitimately pillage the natural resources of the planet, toward the generating (in the name of economic development) more financial profit for their associated corporations and banks in these countries.
The remedy Route
Before any remedy can be developed, it is necessary to fully recognize and appreciate the substance of what comprises a trade environment. For example, it must be particularly borne in mind is that trading is a privilege which human societies have protected, and have fought wars to do so. In addition, to co-ordinate the execution of that trading privilege, people in their respective societies formed governments, and have then gave these governments supervisory powers, to preserve and to police trade-related matters
What must be remembered is that substantively, an economy jointly embodies and portrays administrative as well as production and exchange activity relationships. These are intended to be the initiatives that persons take in their strategies to manipulate the components of their natural environment, in their search to get mixes of results which they desire from how they allocate their time and their other scarce resources.
In conjunction with their system of governance, persons in their respective societies developed money, to facilitate their interpersonal and their inter societal trading patterns.. However, humans were undertaking effective trading (in how and where they commit their efforts), long before the invention of fiduciary currency (of the sort in which capitalist banks now deal). However, the commercial economy, where items are produced and are traded primarily to secure net financial-equivalent results. out of their market exchanges, and their fee-for-service operations, is not the only existing one..
That is because, as a result of what humans have learned over their evolutionary history, they aimed to achieve targets in understanding, and therefore to to achieve targets in Human Development as a result of how they manage the commitment of their time.
Accordingly, to continue that historical desire to achieve Human Development, we will therefore need to return our focus to our historical awareness that the real economy is where we live, and is also about how we manage the flow of the time that forms our lives, (if we aim to better understand our environment, and also to achieve Consciousness enhancement).
We therefore need to begin to free ourselves from the capitalist tactics to divert our attention to commercial (equivalent) success. We must not succumb to the capitalist “poisoning” of our sensibilities, in its aims to lead us to behave primarily as chasers after money, which we may then use to purchase the ware that are offered for sale to us by profit-seeking corporations..
Additionally, we need to demand that our governments should accept their responsibilities to begin to foster our survival (and the quality-of-living patterns that embrace the real economy). Therefore they will need to put in place a number of initiatives. They will first need to restrain the free-wheeling privileges that the commercial banks now enjoy. In particular, governments that are committed to foster qualityu-of-life enhancement must put a significant crimp on the deposit-reserve ratios, on which these commercial banks now operate.
Governments, will also need to stipulate ownership rights which will ensure that the non renewable resources of the society are available to service the quality-of-life needs of the members of the populace, rather than made accessible to be used primarily in behalf of the financial profit targets of the commercial banks and large corporations.
Americans who awaken to the recognition of their heritage as Conscious entities (who are in search of the requisite features to enhance their quality-of-living), should resist being mentally subjugated into the capitalist “plantation”, where they are accommodated as financial-seeking “serfs” who are under the implicit control of an alien consciousness. Therefore , Americans should t require that their president in his Economic Reconstruction and Recovery package, should include an emphasis on promoting the real economy, and also the quality-of-living opportunities that lead to Human Development as an outcome.
The economic management emphasis of the American president, (and also that of the heads of other Western governments) should be primarily about promoting, or about shoring up the access of members of the society to time-use opportunities that make for a higher quality-of-living. Therefore, in his Economic Reconstruction and Recovery packages, President Obama should accommodate the corporations and the banks, as being nothing more than respective legitimated economic service sectors. These service sectors, should be seen as having been given the privilege to operate (as technical infrastructure), in behalf of facilitating the quality-of-living targets of the members of the society as they pursue their (Consciousness-linked) objectives in Human Development.
Against the background of the potential for living-centred quality-of-life enhancement, the aim of capitalist doctrine to lead persons to look upon living, as being all about the opportunities for them to chase after, and to acquire more “spending money”, is pernicious. The capitalist doctrine should therefore be recognized as the humanity-destroying force that it is. intended to be.
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As a researcher and hypnotherapist I have worked with people who claimed to have been abducted by extraterrestrials. I have interviewed UFO researchers, scientists, authors, and people who claim to have secret information.
Physical evidence seems to support many case histories, though some experiences may actually be caused by dreams, mental problems, media indoctrination, or misinterpretation of what the person has seen. All leave an imprint on the psyche of the person, or persons (multiple abductions involved).
Most countries have reports of alien abductions. They occur in large cities as well as the rural areas.
Abductions occur at any time of the day or night.
Many abductions are not reported, because there is no one to tell, or the abductee fears ridicule from others, especially if they feel they have been sexually violated.
People who have been abducted many times keep journals to determine patterns or timetables. They sometimes write books about their experiences.
Abductees have tried many interesting techniques to protect themselves, but to date, I know of no one specific approach that prevents these experiences.
Abductees have reported attempts to video or photograph the events. Some abductees have experimented with infrared film. Most footage is useless.
My opinion of this experience: We are all part of a biogenetic experiment – the abduction phenomena a metaphor for the greater experience. The Grays are part of the programmed illusion as all is a virtual experience in time and emotion.
Often abductees are told that the experience is for some ‘greater good’. Always remember that anyone who does anything to you without your permission – or makes your soul feel uncomfortable – does not have your best interests at heart. Be careful what you believe.
What is abduction phenomena?
The abduction phenomenon is an umbrella term used to describe a number of hypotheses, claims or assertions stating that non-human creatures kidnap individuals, sometimes called abductees, usually for medical testing or for sexual reproduction procedures. Many such encounters are described as terrifying or humiliating, but others describe them as transformative or even pleasant. Reports of the abduction phenomenon have been made from around the world, but have perhaps seen most mainstream attention in the United States. Most abduction cases show these patterns:
- Capture (Abductees taken from room/area and find themselves in the “ship”)Examination (Probes inserted in different areas, etc.)
- Communicate (“Aliens” speak with abductees)
- Tour (Not always described but some abductees claim to be shown the ship)
- Missing Time or Loss of Time (Many abductees suffer from periods of time removed from their memory, often coming back to them later)
- Return (Returned, sometimes with environmental changes)
- Aftermath (Sickness, new phobias, ridicule, etc.)
Such alleged abductions are often closely connected to UFO reports, and are sometimes supposedly conducted by so-called Greys: Short, grey-skinned humanoids with large, pear-shaped heads and enormous, dark eyes.
Skeptics tend to doubt that the phenomenon occurs literally as reported, and a wide variety of alternate explanations have been proposed (see below). Rather, such skeptics often argue that the phenomenon might be characterized as a type of modern-day folk myth (like the historic belief in vampires).
The alien abduction phenomenon has been the subject of conspiracy theory and as such has become a staple of popular science fiction works such as ‘The X-Files.’
While few mainstream scientists believe the phenomenon literally occurs as reported – some experts contend the field is rife with kooks and pseudoscience – there is little doubt that many apparently stable and sincere persons report alien abductions they believe are utterly genuine: as reported in the Harvard University Gazette in 1992, Dr. John Edward Mack investigated over 60 claimed abductees, and “spent countless therapeutic hours with these individuals only to find that what struck him was the ‘ordinariness’ of the population, including a restaurant owner, several secretaries, a prison guard, college students, a university administrator, and several homemakers … ‘The majority of abductees do not appear to be deluded, confabulating, lying, self-dramatizing, or suffering from a clear mental illness,’ he maintained. He has encountered only one person who showed psychotic features.”
I met Dr. Mack on several occasion in the 1990’s while working as a hypnotherapist with patients of my won in that field. I was saddened to hear about his untimely death in 2004. He was a skeptic, destined to become a believer.
Stigma and self-doubt may be obstacles to more widespread study and/or reporting of the phenomenon, whatever its origins or explanation. Some abduction reports are quite detailed. An entire subculture has developed around the subject, with support groups and a detailed mythos explaining the reasons for abductions: The various aliens (Greys, Reptilians, “Nordics” and so on) are said to have specific roles, origins, and motivations. Abduction claimants do not always attempt to explain the phenomenon, but some take independent research interest in it themselves, and explain the lack of greater awareness of Alien Abduction as the result of either extraterrestrial or governmental interest in cover-up.
Others still are intrigued by the entire phenomenon, but hesitate in making any definitive conclusions. Emergency room physician Dr. John G. Miller asks, “How can a person have any firmly held belief about this when it’s so mysterious? The opinions of the true believers are hard to swallow; and the opinions of the die-hard skeptics are not based on reality either. There is some middle ground … It’s clear that this is some sort of powerful subjective experience. But I do not know what the objective reality is. It’s as if the evidence leads us in both directions.” (Bryan, 162) Similarly, the late Harvard psychiatrist John Mack concluded, “The furthest you can go at this point is to say there’s an authentic mystery here. And that is, I think, as far as anyone ought to go.” (emphasis as in original) (Bryan, 269)
Putting aside the question of whether abduction reports are literally and objectively “real”, literature professor Terry Matheson argues that their popularity and their intriguing appeal is easily understood. Tales of abduction “are intrinsically absorbing; it is hard to imagine a more vivid description of human powerlessness.” After experiencing the frisson of delightful terror one may feel from reading ghost stories or watching horror movies, Matheson notes that people “can return to the safe world of their homes, secure in the knowledge that the phenomenon in question cannot follow. But as the abduction myth has stated almost from the outset, there is no avoiding alien abductors.” (Matheson, 297)
Even hearing a tape recording of (or watching a video recording of) a hypnotic regression session can be a chilling experience, leaving little doubt to some observers that the individual is either an accomplished actor, or genuinely believes they are reliving a horrifying experience. Once hypnotized and supposedly recalling an abduction event, some people relate the event calmly, while others may beg pathetically for the event to stop, cry in apparent horror, shout angrily or tremble with fear.
Matheson writes that when compared to the earlier contactee reports, abduction accounts are distinguished by their “relative sophistication and subtlety, which enabled them to enjoy an immediately more favorable reception from the public.”
Researchers and Historic Cases
Know one knows has far alien abductions and experiments go in the history of humanity, but it would seem that these events have occurred since the beginning of time, as if human DNA is part of an ‘alien experiment’.
Some people trace alien abduction accounts to the 1930s if not earlier. Many people they go back to the time of pre WW II and Hitler’s underground projects – though no tangible proof has been given.
The so-called Richard Shaver Mystery of the 1940s has some similarities to later abduction accounts, as well, with sinister beings said to be kidnapping and torturing humans.
The UFO contactees of the 1950s claimed to have contacted aliens, but the substance of contactee narratives were often quite different from alien abduction accounts.
Neither the contactees (people who report conversations with aliens) nor these early abduction accounts, however, saw much attention from ufology, then still largely reluctant to consider close encounters of the third kind, where occupants of UFOs are allegedly seen.
The notion of being kidnapped by extraterrestrials goes back at least to the mid-1950s, with the Antonio Villas Boas case (which didn’t receive much attention until several years later).
In the early years, abductees were afraid to come forward and tell their stories. They feared ridicule by family, friends, and co-workers or government threats to keep them quiet. There were no support groups and no where to turn. As the years passed that all was destined to change.
Widespread publicity was generated by the Barney and Betty Hill abduction case of 1961 (again not widely known until several years afterwards), culminating in a made for television film broadcast in 1975 (starring James Earl Jones and Estelle Parsons) dramatizing the events. The Hill incident was probably the prototypical abduction case, and was the first in which the beings explicitly identified an extraterrestrial origin (the star Zeta Reticuli was later suspected as their point of origin.)
As the story goes … On September 19, 1961 on US Route 3 near the village of Lancaster. Barney and Betty Hill of Portsmouth, New Hampshire were traveling home after a vacation in Canada when they saw a moving light in the sky. Every now and then they would stop and check on the unusual light that seemed to “fly” an erratic course. They drove on towards the White Mountains, noting that the object was now much larger and following a parallel course to their car.
Approaching Indian Head, the light appeared directly ahead of them Barney Hill left the engine running and got out of the car to observe the strange object with a pair of binoculars. He observed what he described as “5 to 11 figures moving behind a double row of windows”.
Betty Hill, who was observing her husband from her side of the car, heard her husband repeating, “I don’t believe it! I don’t believe it! This is ridiculous!” She, however, was unable to see the figures or the descent of the UFO. The object was now approximately 70-feet overhead and about 100-feet distant when Barney Hill ran back to the car exclaiming, “They are going to capture us!”. He got back in the car and drove away at a ‘break-neck’ speed.
During this time Betty Hill was still unable to see the object but her husband thought that it was directly over the car. They heard a loud beeping noise, similar to the sound of a “tuning fork”, and then they felt very drowsy. When they awoke, they found themselves driving near Ashland, two hours later. Ashland is 35- miles south of Indian Head, a twenty or thirty minute drive. They continued their drive home, feeling somewhat uneasy and confused about their missing two hours.
The next day they reported their experience to officials at Pease Air Force Base. A few days later, an investigator from the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) documented both of their stories.
Their experience was far from over. Within ten days of the incident, Betty Hill began having recurring nightmares in which 8 to 11 “men” would stand in the middle of the road and stop the Hills’ car. They would then be led into a disk-shaped craft and examined.
Samples of hair and skin would be taken. Continued anxiety led both of the Hills to seek the help of Dr. Benjamin Simon, a Boston psychiatrist who specialized in treating personality disorders and amnesia through hypnotherapy, which was becoming popular.
Their treatment lasted for six months. With time regression hypnosis, many details of their encounter were revealed. The detail in which both Hills described their abductors and the subsequent examination matched closely to each other as well as to Betty Hill’s nightmares. Betty Hill, under posthypnotic suggestion, was able to draw a “star map” detailing the origin of the alien abductors. The amazing configuration of Betty’s map was not to be realized for some years.
An astronomical investigation, based on information that was not available in 1961, produced a controversial match between Betty’s “star map” and a cluster of previously unknown stars near two stars called Zeta Reticuli.
Dr. Simon later stated that his professional opinion of the Hill’s abduction account was that it was mere fantasy. As a prominent Boston psychiatrist, it would be particularly damaging to his reputation to ‘believe’ that the Hill’s story was anything but a product of their collective imaginations. His reasoning for his conclusion was that “people do not necessarily tell the factual truth while they are under hypnosis – all they tell is what they believe to be the truth.
Researchers I Worked With
Through the years I spent time with some of the notables in UFO research, hardworking people whose destiny it was to unfold the mysteries of the alien abduction scenario and its effects on humans. As a hypnotherapist I have similar stories to report as my fellow researchers. I was never abducted nor have ever encountered a gray alien … so far.
Josef Allen Hynek (May 1, 1910 – April 27, 1986) was a U.S. astronomer, professor, and well respected ufologist in the old days. He also as scientific advisor to Project Blue Book from 1952 to 1969. In response to many Unidentified Flying Object sightings, the U.S. Air Force established Project Sign in 1948; this later became Project Grudge, which in turn became Project Blue Book in 1952. Hynek was contacted by Project Sign to act as scientific consultant for their investigation of UFO reports. Hynek would study a UFO report and subsequently decide if its description of the UFO suggested a known astronomical object. Hynek was the founder and head of the Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS). Founded in 1973 and based in Chicago, CUFOS is an organization stressing scientific analysis of UFO cases. CUFOS extensive archives include valuable files from civilian research groups such as NICAP, one of the most popular and credible UFO research groups of the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Dr. Leo Sprinkle, a University of Wyoming psychologist, became interested in the abduction phenomenon in the 1960s. For some years, he was probably the only academic figure devoting any time to studying or researching abduction accounts. Sprinkle became convinced of the phenomenon’s actuality, and was perhaps the first to suggest a link between abductions and cattle mutilation. Eventually Sprinkle came to believe that he had been abducted by aliens in his youth; he was forced from his job in 1989.
The 1980s brought a major degree of mainstream attention to the subject.
Budd Hopkins – a painter and sculptor by profession – had been interested in UFOs for some years. In the 1970s he became interested in abduction reports, and began using hypnosis in order to extract more details of dimly remembered events. Hopkins soon became a figurehead of the growing abductee subculture. he lives and works here in NYC. Works by Budd Hopkins, Whitley Strieber, David Michael Jacobs and John Mack presented alien abduction as a genuine phenomenon; the very popular X Files television program featured alien abduction as a central theme.
I met Budd Hopkins at a MUFON meeting in Manhattan in June 1989 then spoke with him several times after that. His support group Intruders still exists and several of my clients work with his hypnotherapist as part of ongoing abductions.
The mid and late 1980s saw the involvement of two esteemed academic figures: Harvard psychiatrist John Mack and historian David Michael Jacobs. With Hopkins, Jacobs and Mack, several shifts occurred in the nature of the abduction narratives. There had been earlier abduction reports (the Hills being the best known), but they were believed to be few and far between, and saw rather little attention from ufology (and even less attention from mainstream professionals or academics). Jacobs and Hopkins argued that alien abduction was far more common than earlier suspected; they estimate that tens of thousands (or more) North Americans had been taken by unexplained beings.
Furthermore, Jacobs and Hopkins argued that there was an elaborate scheme underway, that the aliens were attempting a program to create humanalien hybrids, though the motives for this scheme were unknown. There were anecdotal reports of phantom pregnancy related to UFO encounters at least as early as the 1960s, but Budd Hopkins and especially David Michael Jacobs were instrumental in popularizing the idea of widespread, systematic interbreeding efforts on the part of the alien intruders.
Despite the relative paucity of corroborative evidence, Jacobs presents this scenario as not only plausible, but self-evident. Hopkins and Jacobs have also been criticized for selective citation of abductee interviews, favoring those which support their hypothesis of extraterrestrial intervention.
The involvement of Jacobs and Mack marked something of a sea change in the abduction studies. Their efforts were controversial (both men saw some degree of damage to their professional reputations), but to other observers, Jacobs and Mack brought a degree of respectability to the subject.
Dr. John Mack was a well known, highly esteemed psychiatrist, author of over 150 scientific articles and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his biography of T.E. Lawrence. Mack became interested in the phenomenon in the late 1980s, interviewing dozens of people, and eventually writing two books on the subject. Mack was somewhat more guarded in his investigations and interpretations of the abduction phenomenon than the earlier researchers. Mack notes when alternative interpretations are viable; throughout Abduction, his first book on the subject, he allows and even considers likely that alien abductions are a new type of visionary experience.
I would agree with Matheson that unlike earlier abduction researchers, Mack was generally quite cautious in his interpretations of physical evidence and corroborative testimony. He places little value in the scars and scratches often attributed to alien “medical” exams, and argues that trying to prove the actuality of alleged “implants” placed in abductees is largely a futile effort. Mack argued that the abduction phenomenon might be the beginning of a major paradigm shift in human consciousness, or “a kind of fourth blow to our collective egoism, following those of Copernicus, Darwin and Freud.” (Bryan, 270) Mack also noted that, after an initial period of terror and confusion (a phase he dubbed “ontological shock”), many abductees ultimately regard their experiences more positively, saying that their experiences broadened their consciousness.
In June 1992, Mack co-organized a five-day conference at MIT to discuss and debate the abduction phenomenon. The conference attracted a wide range of professionals, representing a variety of perspectives. (In response to this conference, Mack and Jacobs were awarded an Ig Nobel Prize in 1993). Writer C.D.B. Bryan attended the conference, initially intending to gather information for a short humorous article for The New Yorker. While attending the conference, however, Bryan’s view of the subject changed, and he wrote a serious, open-minded book on the phenomenon, additionally interviewing many abductees, skeptics, and proponents.
The Roper Poll — In 1991, Hopkins, Jacobs and sociologist Dr. Ron Westrum commissioned a Roper Poll in order to determine how many Americans might have experienced the abduction phenomenon. Of nearly 6,000 Americans, 119 answered in a way that Hopkins et al interpreted as supporting their ET interpretation of the abduction phenomenon. Based on this figure, Hopkins et al estimated that nearly four million Americans might have been abducted by extraterrestrials. The poll results are available at this external link: The Roper Poll: UFOs & Extraterrestrial Life, Americans’ Beliefs and Personal Experiences However, critics have argued that there were significant problems with the poll’s methodology which should invalidate the results. Writing in Skeptical Inquirer, psychologist Susan Blackmore notes that based on her analysis, “I conclude that the claim of the Roper Poll, that 3.7 million Americans have probably been abducted, is false.”
Interpretations, Analyses and Proposed Explanations
As a UFO researchers I have heard most of these conclusion and find them viable.
There have been a variety of explanations offered for abduction phenomena, ranging from sharply skeptical appraisals to uncritical acceptance of all abductee claims. Others have elected not to try explaining things, instead noting similarities to other phenomena, or simply documenting the development of the alien abduction phenomenon.
- Some have argued that alien abduction is a literal phenomenon: extraterrestrials kidnap humans in order to conduct studies or experiments. This is a well-known popular explanation, but has seen very little support from most mainstream scientists or experts.
- Proposed psychological alternative explanations of the abduction phenomenon have included hallucination, temporary schizophrenia, and parasomnia – near-sleep mental states (hypnogogic states and sleep paralysis). Sleep paralysis in particular is often accompanied by hallucinations and peculiar sensation of malevolent or neutral presence of “something,” though usually people experiencing it do not interpret that “something” as aliens. Occasionally the abduction phenomenon is also theorized to be a confused memory of past events (such as sexual abuse).
- It is possible that some alleged abductees may be mentally unstable or under the influence of recreational drugs, though, as noted above in one sampling of abductees studied by Mack, only a very small minority are anything other than “ordinary” people without obvious mental illness.
- Especially criticized as unreliable is frequent reliance on hypnosis. It has been demonstrated that false memories are often very easily created, and that hypnosis can unintentionally aid in confabulation. Some abductees, however, report vivid, detailed accounts without hypnosis.
- UFO researcher Jenny Randles cited “an interesting study in which individuals were asked to describe imaginary alien abductions.” (Bryan, 49) If these invented scenarios were similar to allegedly genuine abduction accounts, it might demonstrate that supposedly genuine accounts were indistinguishable from invented accounts. The study, however, found little in common between the two types of narratives. Bryan writes “Randal¹s findings strike me as significant: people who are asked to describe imaginary abductions do not come up with the scenarios, sequences or Beings described by the overwhelming majority of abductees. The ‘medical examination,’ such a major, recurring aspect of the abductees stories, is entirely absent from the imaginers accounts.”
- Many events reported during purported abductions often have parallels in anthropology, folklore and religion – especially frequently correlate with certain imagery persistent in shamanic experiences (e.g., surgery-like procedures, foreign objects implanted in the body) and faerie contact stories, for instance. John Edward Mack, for one, suggested that modern abduction accounts should be considered as part of this larger history of visionary encounters.
- Astronomer Carl Sagan wrote about the theory that the alien abduction experience is remarkably similar to tales of demon abduction common throughout history. “…most of the central elements of the alien abduction account are present, including sexually obsessive non-humans who live in the sky, walk through walls, communicate telepathically, and perform breeding experiments on the human species. Unless we believe that demons really exist, how can we understand so strange a belief system, embraced by the whole Western world (including those considered the wisest among us), reinforced by personal experience in every generation, and taught by Church and State? Is there any real alternative besides a shared delusion based on common brain wiring and chemistry?”
- Terence McKenna described seeing “Machine Elves” while experimenting with Dimethyltryptamine (also known as DMT). The description of Machine Elves is often consistent with the description of “grey” aliens. In a 1988 study conducted at UNM, psychologist Rick Strassman found that approximately 20% of volunteers injected with high doses of DMT had experiences identical to purported Alien Abductions.
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by Geraldo Fuentes
In the typical "alien abduction," the victim is paralyzed by some unknown force, taken to a small circular room, and then examined and probed by a number of large-eyed, gray skinned, hairless, short creatures. Tissues and cells are sampled and subcutaneous implants are often installed. Special attention is focused on the genitals and rectum. This involuntary examination is often supervised by a larger non-human creature, sometimes described as female. The abductees are then returned to their beds or automobiles and awake with no memories of the encounter. If they notice anything at all, it is usually that some time has mysteriously passed.
This abduction story has been described by hundreds of people who have been placed under hypnosis by psychiatrists, psychologists and other therapists. Victims come from all corners of the globe and from every age, gender and race. For every abductee whose recollection has been liberated in therapy, there are many more who remain totally unaware of their routine encounter with aliens.
The amnesia induced by aliens is highly effective, but it comes at a price. Horrific memories can eventually emerge in vivid dreams. In fact, many victims recall being told that they will remember the abduction as "just a dream." Even with effective amnesia of the events, as this paper will show, abductees have other symptoms that can betray their unusual experiences.
John Mack, M.D., a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School is familiar with these symptoms. His careful documentation of abductees began with his clinical exposure to what is today known as Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. This collection of symptoms can vary from strange nightmares, in which vignettes of the abduction are remembered, to full-blown and detailed recollections of the entire examination. This delayed recollection of painful memories was first seen in Vietnam veterans who repressed gruesome memories of death and the carnage of war. Abductees differ in that their memories are of personal suffering which, in many circumstances, is ongoing.
A helpful treatment for Post-traumatic Stress is the effective release of these pent-up memories through hypnosis. Dr. Mack utilized this technique almost a decade ago when patients began to seek treatment for strange, frightening dreams of big-eyed monsters, involuntary physical examinations and large chunks of forgotten time. Under hypnosis, many different patients recalled similar abduction events in great detail. Dr. Mack's patients were not faking their memories, nor did they want to believe in aliens. These first patients described their experiences long before the media made abduction stories a source of entertainment. Most just wanted relief from the nightmares and some explanation of the odd images that terrified them or made them feel "crazy." Regression therapy for abductees, like Vietnam veterans, provided some relief.
With the passing of time, an increasing number of adults were being referred to Dr. Mack by therapists who felt uncomfortable with the stories that were being recalled in therapy. It seemed clear that a growing number of Americans had been periodically abducted and examined by someone or some-"thing," and that it had been going on since their childhood. Robert Bigelow, a pioneer with Dr. Mack, was documenting the abductee phenomenon. He was curious to know exactly who the "typical" victims of this dangerous research were, and why they were chosen.
The Roper Organization
The American population is vast. With about 350 million people in the last official census, this "melting pot" contains so many races, cultures, ages and economic strata, that it is a major undertaking to find any common denominator with a traditional random sample.
When a big company, like Coca-Cola or Proctor and Gamble, decides to market a new product, the company seeks the views of the "average American" and designs its product and marketing strategies to have the widest popular appeal. A random survey is not reliable enough when millions, or billions, of dollars hang on the success of accurately reading the minds of the American populous. That's why large companies often look to The Roper Organization.
Based in New York City, The Roper Organization spends more time deciding from whom they will solicit opinions than they do asking the questions on their nation wide Limobus(TM) survey. Their demographics go far beyond the random selections based on age and gender. Roper's sample populations contain the precise percentages of each ethnic group, political affiliation and education level as is reflected in the most recent census data. From a relatively small sample, The Roper Organization can determine the preferences of hundreds of millions of American individuals. Also, their data base can often reveal subtle psychological factors that not only tell a marketer not if his product has appeal, but why.
The Limobus survey can contain hundreds of questions from a variety of companies. Subjects in their special populations are asked about their laundry, their musical tastes, their food preferences-- all mixed together with no clue as to the purpose or intent of the inquiries.
Beginning in 1992, Robert Bigelow, and an anonymous financial partner, formed The Bigelow Holding Company and inserted their own special questions in three separate Limobus surveys to learn both the number and character of alien abductees in America.
The Limobus survey questions
Since most successful abductions involve amnesia, Bigelow realized that he couldn't just ask subjects if they had been abducted by aliens. Also, since the questions would be asked in person, by an examiner, he doubted that anyone would want to admit to such an inquiry for fear of being labeled "crazy." But Bigelow knew that abductees, even before their memories were released, had certain events that they remembered and were likely to admit. These events were not shared by non-abductees.
He worked with abduction therapists to carefully craft a list of "positive indicators" and these questions were intermixed with inquiries about the scent of laundry soap, the preferred sweetness of ketchup and a number of other inquiries in three Limobus surveys.
Pre-testing the indicators had assured Bigelow and his team that they could discriminate between true victims of alien abduction and non-abductees with over-active imaginations. Positive responses to specific questions would definitely indicate an abduction had occurred. The test also had built-in questions to detect fraud. For example, a positive response to "Do you remember seeing or hearing the word TRONDANT (a word Bigelow had made up) and knowing it has a special significance to you?" would automatically eliminate the subject from consideration, regardless of other indicators.
The surprising results
The results of the Roper survey took them by surprise. The report was published and confidentially distributed to every member of The American Psychiatric Association. Thereafter it made its way to clinical psychologists and other therapists dealing with post-traumatic disorders.
Roper's representative American sample of about 6000 adults (with a sampling error of 1.4 percent!) showed that one out of every 50 people met the profile of an abductee. This figure suggests that about 33,000,000 individuals had been abducted in America. A closer look at these specific profiles showed that these people were not "average" at all.
Who is being abducted?
The Roper Organization's previous statistics showed that about one percent of all American adults could be placed into a category they termed "influentials." Influentials were adults, ages 35 to 45, who had higher than average incomes and held positions of political or social authority. They were "trend setters," defining morality and public policy. They were leaders rather than followers. Roper surveys regularly focused on this group for a variety of clients who valued their opinions. The new survey results showed that a surprisingly large number of these "trend setters" seemed to have been abducted.
While the details of the abductee profile are best left undefined for the purposes of future diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic syndrome, the Roper analysis showed the following positive responses to be unique:
- Do you remember ever seeing a ghost?
- Do you remember feeling as if you left your body?
- Do you remember seeing a UFO?
- Do you remember waking up paralyzed with a sense of a strange person or presence or something else in the room?
- Do you remember feeling that you were actually flying through the air although you didn't know how or why?
- Do you remember having seen unusual lights or balls of light in a room without knowing what was causing them?
- Do you remember having seen, either as a child or adult, a terrifying figure-- which might have been a monster, a witch, a devil, or some other evil figure-- in your bedroom or closet or somewhere else?
- Do you remember experiencing a period of time, an hour or more, in which you were lost, but could not remember why or where?
- Do you remember having vivid dreams about UFO?
Do you remember finding puzzling scars on your body and neither you nor anyone else remembering how you received them or where you got them?
Certain types of scars or blemishes can follow an abduction.
(Right) A "scoop" in skin, A, appears as a non red depression and is often adjacent to a hard subcutaneous bump, B.(Ruler shows centimeters.)
The conclusions of The Roper Organization
"The Roper Organization's research on behalf of Bigelow Holding Company produced results that were unexpected by Bigelow Holding Company; chiefly because the number of people reporting occurrences of items on the list far exceeded what was anticipated, and also because the answers cut across most demographic subgroups... It is clear that significant numbers of people do report that these unusual events occurred, independent of any factors in the survey that might increase responses." [Copies of the report, Unusual Personal Experiences, may be available through The Roper Organization, 205 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017]
Why are abduction taking place?
The report suggested that abductees were selected across gender and ethnic lines, with a larger number than expected falling into the "influential" group. The preference for people with higher education and social awareness may be coincidental, or it may reflect a concerted effort to examine the genetic potentials of these human characteristics.
The larger than anticipated number of Americans who fit the abductee profile is difficult to understand. For this figure (33 million) to be true, the frequency of abductions taking place would surely have resulted in more conspicuous activity on the part of the "abductors." We would expect that there would be more witnesses to these abductions. However, if this activity is being conducted by a non-human, superior life form, then its methods of covert action might escape detection.
The focus of attention on skin samples and reproductive organs seems to suggest an interest in human anatomy and reproduction. If the examinations are for the benefit of the human species, the methods of involuntary intrusion and the subesequent post-trauamtic stress that many victims report, is suspicious. The effort to produce amnesia is largely successful, as this study has shown. This could support a theory that the abductors have a more comprehensive understanding of our minds than we have of ourselves. It could also indicate a genuine consideration for our well-being, similar to our use of tranquilizers when examining endangered animal species. It could well be that the abductors have a similar mission with our species.
Therapy for abductees
Abductees generally suffer from both a physical violation (similar to being raped) and psychological isolation that results from being afraid to admit-- even to themselves-- the validity of their abduction memories. This is further complicated by the reality that these events are likely to continue into the future. Dr. Mack and other therapists believe that it is important that therapists do not consider recollections of alien abductions as "crazy." He suggests that successful therapy for victims of this terrifying experience requires that repressed memories be acknowledged and accepted as true, regardless of the personal belief (or disbelief) of their therapists. Patients seem to be able to recover some sense of control over their lives when these disclosures are allowed valid expression.
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by Willie Durand Urbina, Puerto Rican Research Group
In Puerto Rico there have been reported various cases of women whom assure that they have been abducted by extraterrestrials. They also assure that during their abduction they have been raped with the purpose of creating a new race among them and, also, among us.
Annually thousands of UFO abductions have been reported, leaving the local authorities with an incomplete mystery.
In relation to this subject, a question arises: Could the real reason for these abductions be for the purpose of conducting genetic experiments?
Delia, a Puerto Rican woman, is just one of many women who have been abducted by a UFO. Delia is married and has two other children, one is 16 years old and the other 5.
The following is a narration of Delia’s extraordinary experience. She tells us how she was abducted, got pregnant by an extraterrestrial, and finally gave birth to a child which she describes as “half human and half extraterrestrial.”
Here is her story.
One day during the month of October, a friend and I were at a Yoga Center. In this place various yoga activities are celebrated and also people go there to meditate. It was 7:30 p.m. when my friend and I decided to retire and go to sleep.
Then, all of a sudden somebody put their hand on my face. I couldn’t see who it was because the room was dark.
Suddenly, I was suspended in the air flying towards a direction that was totally unknown to me. While I was being transported in the air, I could see below myself houses and trees. At that moment I was so scared that I couldn’t move, speak or scream.
I calculate that the time had elapsed while I was being transported was approximately from 7:30 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. I was in my room when I woke up at 5:00 a.m. Immediately, I started vomiting and all my body was in terrible pain.
After a while, I felt a little better and I went to talk to Swami, who is the director of the Yoga Center. I told him how terrible I felt and what had happened to me. He told me to go back to my room and sleep until 12:00 noon and that when I woke up I would feel much better, which happened.
After this I was left with a strange sensation which is difficult to explain. One of the sensations was in my vaginal (area), the other was in my mind… my way of thinking. Before I didn’t give too much importance to the simple things that surrounded me, and now all of a sudden I began to notice how beautiful the sky was and also feeling a great amount of love towards other people. In other words, my life had changed completely.
Time passed by and it was already December – three months after my extraordinary experience. During these three months, I had noticed that my period occurred every 50 days, not every 27 days, or so, as would normally happen. Also, my stomach had enlarged just a little. Time passed by and then I had another encounter with a UFO.
Suddenly, I found myself in a metallic room where there were 12 small men (not human) all dressed in grey. In this room I was lying in a metallic bed where I can clearly remember giving birth to a child, just like a normal birth to this child, because my two other children had been born by Cesarean. Then suddenly I fell asleep. when I woke up I saw one of the extraterrestrials with a child in his arms.
When I saw this child something deep inside of me told me he was my child, but I also remember being afraid. I remember telling one of the extraterrestrials that I considered this child strange (because he was “half human and half” extraterrestrial)
. Also, I can remember telling myself that even though this child was strange I had to accept and love him because he was my child. Also, the way he looked at me and the expression on his face confirmed this to me. After a moment, the extraterrestrial brought the child to me so that I could hold him.
Even though I know he belongs to me, I cannot have him. And, because of this, my pain and sorrow cannot go away. They told me that he could not live with me because he could not eat the food that we human beings eat. While I held him in my arms I didn’t want to let him go. I held him very tight. Then the extraterrestrials took him away from me and escorted me to the entrance of the flying saucer.
After these two experiences, I have had two more. The other two occurred when they brought me the child so that I could be with him. They do so by transporting me by air, holding the child in my arms.
While I am being transported, I have noticed that they make like a certain experiment with me. I remember feeling fear, like if the child would just fall right out of my arms. I suppose that they do this to see how mother human beings instincts are towards their children.
At the present, my two children have also had UFO experiences. They both have developed a certain kind of mental abilities and presently are being studied by them. I can’t help worrying that probably one of these days my children can also be abducted..
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by Eva Vergara, AP
SANTIAGO, Chile – A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake capable of tremendous damage struck central Chile early Saturday, shaking the capital for a minute and a half and setting off a tsunami.
Buildings collapsed and phone lines and electricity were down, making the extent of the damage difficult to determine. At least 6 people were killed, President Michele Bachelet said.
“We have had a huge earthquake,” Bachelet said, speaking from an emergency response center in an appeal for Chileans to remain calm. “We’re doing everything we can with all the forces we have. Any information we will share immediately.”
Bachelet said early reports were that six people had been killed, and “without a doubt, with an earthquake of this magnitude, there will be more deaths.”
She urged people to avoid traveling in the dark, since traffic lights are down, to avoid causing more fatalities.
The quake hit at 3:34 a.m. (0634 GMT; 1:34 a.m. EST) and was centered 200 miles (325 kilometers) southwest of the capital, Santiago, at a depth of 22 miles (35 kilometers) the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
The epicenter was just 70 miles (115 kilometers) from Concepcion, Chile’s second-largest city, where more than 200,000 people live along the Bio Bio river, and 60 miles from the ski town of Chillan, a gateway to Andean ski resorts that was destroyed in a 1939 earthquake.
An Associated Press Television News cameraman said some buildings have collapsed in Santiago, where power was out in parts of the city. An important church was among the buildings that came down in the central city of Providencia, where window glass shattered into the streets and people ran from multistory buildings, according to TV Chile.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a warning for Chile and Peru, and a less-urgent tsunami watch for Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica and Antarctica. It said a tsunami could also hit Hawaii later in the day.
“Sea level readings indicate a tsunami was generated. It may have been destructive along coasts near the earthquake epicenter and could also be a threat to more distant coasts,” the center said.
The U.S. west coast tsunami warning center said it did not expect a tsunami along the west of the U.S. or Canada but was continuing to monitor the situation.
The largest earthquake ever recorded struck the same area of Chile on May 22, 1960. The magnitude-9.5 quake killed 1,655 people and left 2 million homeless. The tsunami that it caused killed people in Hawaii, Japan and the Philippines and caused damage to the West Coast of the United States.
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by Horace Carby-Samuels
Capitalist doctrine has promoted a civilization where persons are socialized to live their lives by primarily chasing after money and financial-equivalent results. However, humans are essentially mind-guided entities who are intuitively aware of their latent cosmic-linked Consciousness. Addtionally, the fiduciary currency which capitalism is conditioning humans to chase, has been a relatively recent convenience that has been created to accompany human civilization.
Meanwhile, as the human brain and our physical structure evolved, humans developed awareness of a number of critical dispositions, which capitalist doctrine and its supporting apparachnicks is busy trying to get us to overlook. Humans recognized their mortality, at the same time that they framed a latent awareness that they shared in a cosmic linkage, (which essentially led them to construe and to execute burial rituals).
Additionally, as humans began to develop technology, they also began to formulate concepts about their quality-of-living; and about how their own living could be advanced. Humans therefore began to see their living as exercises in how they are able to manage the commitment and the allocation of the time (for living) that became available to them. Humans therefore began to economize on the allocation of their time for living, long before the invention and the usage of any other sort of currency.
Humans as mind-guided entities, have therefore historically set out to budget, to categorize, and to evaluate (appraise) the returns from the allocation (commitment) of their time. In his book Principles of Economics, which was first published in 1890, the neo-classical English economist Alfred Marshall explicitly recognized that humans draw on this intuitive principle of ranking in living-centred terms, the different yields from how and where their time for living had been committed.
In recognition that living, was the substantive operation that humans saw at hand, Marshall stressed that persons changed jobs on the basis of their judgments as to how their real income would change, rather than how their money income would change.
Clearly, when Marshall drew attention to the latent historical presence of the real economy, that was critical.
In particular, Marshall was pointing out that conscious, mind-guided persons, had targets in respect of the quality of their existence, that they used to judge how effective their time ommiments had been.
In contrast, proponents of the capitlist doctrine do not make what happens to people, their priority. Instead, they emphasize the money economy. However, the money economy, which capitalist doctrine emphasizes, was a manifestation of society, which was developed much later, after societies developed fiduciary currencies, to counteract the quantity and other limitations of commodity currencies.
Meanwhile, historically, by virtue of their ideological commitment to focus only on monetary-equivalent transactions, capitalist economists (such as Milton Friedman) have downplayed the presence of the real economy. They argue that, the real income (to which Alfred Marshall had alluded), is no more than the monetary income of persons, which they have [implicitly statistically] adjusted, for changes in the price levels which [they may expect to] occur as a result of inflation. Accordingly, that misperception by capitalist doctrine, is therefore being fed to us in the statistical reports that Western governments provide.
Capitalism does not emphasize persons, as being consumers of their time for living. It also does not emphasize them as being managers of that time, toward maximizing their opportunities to achieve Human Development. Therefore, proponents and supporters of capitalist doctrine, do not countenance the presence of the real (living-centred) economy out of which Marshall’s comment had come.
However, the ancient Gnostics had warned us about the presence of a hostile, predatory, alien consciousness (such as that which is now behind the promotion of capitalist doctrine), which is living among us in various masquerades. They pointed out that the aim of this predatory consciousness is to capture and to manipulate the evolutionary potential and the soul of humans. Accordingly, the hostile alien consciousness (behind capitalist doctrine), aims to use a human focus on monetary results, to befuddle and to distract humans.
This latent , hostile, and predatory alien consciousness behind capitalist doctrine, aims to distract the latent Consciousness which humans have of their cosmic linkages; and thereby aims to destroy human existential sensibilities.
By means of formal and informal programs of education and socialization, the capitalist doctrine is being used to steer us away from either being aware of, from contemplating, or from pursuing, an action-linked evolution of our Consciousness. Instead, the capitalist socialization emphasizes how our actions can be linked to the enhanced private acquisition of financial-equivalent wealth.
In the name of science and the scientific method, the capitalist doctrine promotes a civilization where persons are conditioned to primarily and overwhelmingly pursue the enhanced acquisition of money, (which they may then spend in profit-supportive trade). The system of governance in societies that have been conditioned to operate under the guidance and under the recognition patterns of capitalist doctrine, therefore promotes the generation of financial balance sheet results, (and so measures economic performance).
Living is about Trade and Exchange
Quality-of-living is about what we get in exchange for committing our time. Therefore, although the usefulness and convenience of money in commercial trading operations cannot be gainsayed, our latent awareness of the historical presence of the real economy, leads us to recognize some critical existential facts. Chief of these is the fact that it is the presence of the real economy, (in the form of the mix of opportunities among which we may commit our time), together with the understanding that we form as to what living is all about, that enables us to decypher the quality-of-living which we have.
Accordingly, we may not allow ourselves to forget that, notwithstanding the capitalist emphasis on monetary results, an economy is not about the monetary value of prevailing trade and exchange. Rather, it is about the pattern of outcomes which arise, in association with the time and effort management operations of the people who make up a society.
In particular, an economy (of any sort), shows the living-related results, that have been forthcoming from the productive participation of collectives of persons. who together contribute to the mixes of products and services which comprise the real economic data.
These participating persons should be seen as coping with their environment, while they are at the same time aiming to give content and meaningfulness to their respective decisions to remain alive. We therefore need to move our understanding of our reality, away from the money-chasing civilization into which the capitalist socialization has systematically set out to condition us.
As Conscious mind-guided persons, our alternative is to focus on the sense of being, toward which our historical and latent awareness of the real economy (in which our historical commitment to survival via time use management), has so far nurtured us. Therefore, ,to appraise prevailing economic performance, we need to look at the pattern of survival benefits that humans secure, as they aim to enhance the effectiveness of how they are able to commit their time for living.
An economic performance appraisal context which is consistent with this type of time-use recognition, was elaborated by Horace Carby-Samuels (2006) Quality-of-Living and Human Development as the Outcome from Economic Progress; Ottawa, Canada, (Agora Cosmopolitan Publishing, ISBN1897036353). He elaborated that, toward achieving the patterns which frame the quality-of-living that arises in the real economy, and that also lead to the achievement of Human Development, there are three types of not mutually exclusive time-use management activities among which persons allocate their efforts.
These critical indicative time-use activities of persons comprise their (a) Subsistence-Securing operations; (b) Meaning-Search operations; and ( c) Rest and Recreational operations. As a result, governments that aim to service the real economy, will need to ensure that their economic development commitments will enable persons to secure access to (at least minimum) targetted levels of these mixes of critical living-supportive services.
Additionally, mindful that persons aim to give meaning to their decision to reject suicide (and remain alive), economic development programming that aims to service the real economy, must foster and must also complement knowledge-acquisition by the members of the society.
Governments therefore have the responsibility to see to it that barriers are not placed on information transference (as persons aim to understand and to cope with their natural environment, and its laws of autonomous evolution). Finally, governments will need to recognize that in the real economy, persons also seek to have at least some customary amount of time for rest and recreation..
Prevailing Economic Management Realities
Meanwhile, consistent with the capitalist oversight of the opportunities which people have to manage the allocation of their time, reports about the economic downturn of 2008-2009, concentrated on what the money economy showed. Circumstances regarding the real economy, and about how the quality-of-living of the members of the society could be enhanced, were essentially ignored. However, what cannot be ignored is that the recorded downturn in trade and exchange, arose from some disingenuous business operations in the banks and near-banks, that form the U. S. system of (trade-centred) financial intermediation.
True to the greed-promoting norms of the money economy, a number of these bank and near-bank agencies, in pursuit of profit results, had created a mix of questionable commercial paper “assets”. These “assets” were then sold (for profit, of course) on the world-wide market, to other financial institutions, which later found themselves holding what amounted to worthless paper..
The cascade of financial credit curtailment that then resulted in the commercial market; was also accompanied by insolvencies in the commercial banking sector.
However, notably, the “corrective” measures which governments then took, were largely all directed at propping up the commercial banking system. In the process, these governments caused their treasuries to create financial assets that were then ploughed back, as capital, into the ailing banking system, which has since then continued merrily on to generate “profit” earnings, through its speculation in commercial paper..
Like other Wesern governments, in the “corrective” economic measures regarding the 2008-2009 economic downturn, the president of the United States proposed in his Economic Reconstruction and Renewal package, no substantive remedy focus on fostering enhancement in the quality-of-living of the people who make up the society. Rather, these (western) governments were largely concerned with what the cash-equivalent volume of profitable commercial trade (largely by the banks and corporations) would show.
Their remedial focus was NOT on promoting the avilability of services that form the backbone of the real economy, (where the economic emphasis is on the types of participative efforts which are available to the persons who make up the society).
Arguably, therefore, these governments need to recognize that notwithstanding the capitalist propaganda (such as that which is offered as economic development “advice” to The President of the United States, and to western governments), an economy, is not about the changes in monetary value of trade, that the activities of corporations have generated.
An economy is about the pattern of outcomes which arise, in association with the time and effort management operations of the people who make up a society. Additionally, an economy shows the mixes of products and services, which have been forthcoming from the productive participation of the collectives of persons that operate within an environment of governance..
Meanwhile, these participating persons must be seen as coping with their environment, (while they are at the same time aiming to give content and meaningfulness to their respective decisions to remain alive). Accordingly, and in particular, an economy (of any sort), shows the living-related results from the resource management operations in which thepeople at hand participate.
Real economic performance is therefore shown by HOW the quality-of-living of the human participants (in the society at hand) has been affected. However, capitalist economic reports are not interested in those economic outcomes, in behalf of human survival, (that are shown by the opportunities of persons to enhance their quality-of living). Meanwhile, the ancient Gnostics had warned humans about the fact that a predatory alien consciousness which is operating among us under various masquerades, will advance an insidious emphasis (such as the money-centred one of capitalist doctrine) which is indifferent to fostering the quality-of-living the experience of people.
These capitalists argue that application of the scientific method, shows that this money-centred doctrine which they articulate (and also empirically apply), provides the best vehicle for understanding what constitutes revealed progress from how humans manage scarce (biologically limiting) time and their other resources.
Indeed, capitalist doctrine, uses this “scientific bogeyman arbiter”, as an excuse to ignore and to essentially downplay the living-centred aim which is behind human economic management activities. The capitalist doctrine argues net financial-equivalent gain (as the indicator of economic performance), because that happens to be the ONLY measurement context which may be also used to gauge the success of the banks, and the corporations, (whose operations and objectives, the capitalist governments aim to service).
Through programs of formal and informal education, capitalism therefore executes a pernicious socialization. In it, persons are conditioned to accept an economy as being an environment where they must go about earning money, that will thereby show (as it does for in non-mortal corporations), how successful the management of scarce resources on their their time path of survival, has been..
The capitalist socialization, therefore conditions people to seek “employment” where they are “hired” to perform as corporate “wage slaves”, who are in market competition with each other (in the cycle of financial achievement). In that socialization, people are distracted from their latent awareness of the real economy; from their mortality; and from their latent cosmic linkage (as mind-guided entities). As a result, they are not conditioned to seek out, and to execute positive participative opportunities in their personal evolution, and in that of their society.
Capitalist doctrine has therefore been used to generate, or to perpetuate among human beings, an exploitive socialization, rather than one where persons relate empathetically to each other, at the same time that they recognize their mutuality.
Additionally, by keeping the prospects for the private acquisition of money at the forefront of the awareness and interactive patterns of persons, the capitalist socialization is centred on having people chase after money. However, experience shows that the perpetuation of the money economy is a societal mode of fraternal and environmental parasitization, rather than one of mutual ennoblement.
The Adjustment Path
If citizens aim to enhance their quality-of-living attainments so as to access oppportunities for Human Development, there are specific operations into which they will need to enter. For example, they will need to require, and to also give support to those governments that begin to focus on fostering their access to those types of time-use opportunities which will lead to enhancement of (what Alfred Marshall had called) their real income; and also about which Carby-Samuels (2006) had elaborated
Any sort of government commitment, to fostering the availability of features that lead to quality-of-life enhancement, will await citizen prompting and insistence. That is because governments will look beyond servicing the profit opportunities of the corporate sector, only after citizens begin to demand that these governments make themselves aware of the real economy which they must also service. It must also be impressed on these governments that this real economy is expressed in the mix of the time-use opportunities that are available to the persons who are contributing participants in the society.
It happens, however, that when the foregiong type of citizen input is made, governments will need to pay close attention to the structure and to the content of prevailing programs of education and socialization which they promote. In particular, these programs will need to do more than deliver mixes of “wage slaves” who will compete among each other for corporate-provided financial compensation (only.
Meanwhile, under the influence of the prevailing predatory hideous alien consciousness that is behind capitalist doctrine, a capitalist-sponsored government and the educational system that it promotes, will dig their heels in to emphasize the overwhelming importance of likely financial outcomes. Such a government and its systems of formal and informal education will be unlikely to aim to foster the capability of citizens to develop the technical and environmental awareness, that will assist them to achieve opportunities for Human Development (as a bonding with their cosmic-linked human birthright).
Additionally, IF the type of economic shock which we experienced in 2008-2009 is not to be repeated, there must necessarily be also legislative reform of the privilege mix on which the commercial banking system now operates.
Special to The Canadian
In an unprecedented exclusive interview to A. J. Gevaerd, editor of the Brazilian UFO Magazine, one the highest ranking and most distinguished officials of the Brazilian Air Force, Brigadier José Carlos Pereira, recognized that “it is time to end the UFO secrecy”.
The part one of the long interview has just been published in the edition # 141, April, of Brazil’s UFO. This interview was conducted with the participation of Fernando de Aragao Ramalho and Roberto Affonso Beck, special consultants to Brazilian UFO Magazine. The translation to English was conducted by Eduardo Rado, from the Brazilian UFO Magazine Team.
During the first ever official meeting between members of the Brazilian Committee of Ufologists (CBU) and military of the Brazilian Air Force held on May 20th 2005, at the Brazilian Airspace Defense Command (Comdabra) headquarters, Brigadier Jose Carlos Pereira, a former commander of the body from 1999 to 2001, has shown a special interest in the subject. At the end of the meeting, he escorted the ufologists himself to the exit door of the building and after receiving some issues of Brazilian UFO Magazine declared: “I thank you for the gift, but I should say that I always buy the magazine at Brasilia newsstands”. In an informal way and with no reservation Pereira confirmed his high interest and level of information regarding UFO matters.
Brigadier Jose Carlos Pereira is undeniably regarded by Brazilian ufologists as a high-rank official who has material information on the existence and concreteness of UFOs, not to mention their unquestionable extraterrestrial origin. Until little time ago he did not bother to hide what military new on the issue. Therefore, as part of the second phase of the Brazilian campaign UFOs: Liberdade de Informação Já [UFOs: Freedom of Information Now], the Brazilian Committee of Ufologists (CBU) decided to meet him for an interview with no guarantees that he would accept the invitation.
To our great surprise, however, Brigadier Jose Carlos Pereira accepted the invitation and granted Brazilian UFO Magazine with an exclusive interview in which he reports the truth of UFO phenomena in Brazil. The meeting took place on March 8th, in Brasilia, and was a unique opportunity for Brazilian ufologists to become aware of Pereira’s opinions on the issue. More than that, it was an opportunity for all to know details on his thinking about different aspects of UFO phenomenon, namely topics related to the Air Force, national security, and responses of Brazilian military surrounding this subject “I’ll be readily available to ufologists of Brazilian UFO Magazine and it will be a great pleasure to meet them at any time”, said Pereira when accepting the invitation. “I always respected the work of this magazine and I wish to contribute to the movement they are leading, aiming the freedom of UFO information in Brazil”. Days before the date of the interview was set a significant impact was expected after its publication. It would be something similar to another historical occasion for Brazilian Ufology when Brazilian UFO Magazine was also directly involved: the interview with Colonel Uyrangê Hollanda, in 1997.
The Need for Freedom of Information
For our publication this would be an opportunity for not only know the ideas of one of the most brilliant military in the country but also to bring him to join the movement UFOs: Liberdade de Informação Já, which was fully achieved. “It’s time to disclose all secrets on this subject in Brazil, be them from any air bases, and I’ll will work for this to happen”, he declares. During an interview with more than a hundred questions the military showed the seriousness with which he sees the subject and the research. He entrusted his interviewers – this editor and special consultants for Brazilian UFO Magazine Roberto Affonso Beck and Fernando de Aragao Ramalho – with important information.
Brigadier Jose Carlos Pereira openly spoke on nearly all subjects approached not refraining from answering any questions to him presented. “I intend to talk to my uniform colleagues and get informed on the exact environment in military headquarters and air bases in order to bring the support of some of them to your work”, he offered even before being asked to do so. Throughout the questioning, Pereira talked about security in Brazilian air space, violations the nation suffered from unidentified flying objects, the so called Official UFO Night in Brazil, Operação Prato [Operation Saucer] and its commander, and even described some UFO events unknown to us.
“Colonel Uyrangê Hollanda, commander of Operação Prato [Operation Saucer], was a serious and objective man, diligent and respected by all”, Pereira says, confirming what Brazilian ufologists always knew but had no means to assure – that indeed Operação Prato [Operation Saucer] resulted in more than 2.000 pages of documents besides the already known 500 pictures and 16 hours of footage. Regarding Caso Varginha, however, he says to know nothing but what was revealed by Brazilian UFO Magazine and the press. He seemed to be sincere because such case belongs to a different military sector, the Army.
Brigadier Jose Carlos Pereira was born in Salvador (BA) and joined the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) in March 1958, retiring in July 2005 after occupying the main positions in the Air Force hierarchy including the highest rank of all. He was graduated in December 1963 and little by little became one of the best specialists for space policies and strategies in Brazil. Pereira was also a jet pilot as well as a pilot for transports, a special air operations and a military parachutist.
Member of Brazilian military elite
Pereira was an operations officer and a commander of the Unit for Jet Training, a commander of air bases and official of the superior military command in operations and personnel sectors. He had a distinguished performance at the military intelligence being an official at Brazilian Presidency cabinet and an official for intelligence at the Inter-American Defense Board, in Washington. Pereira was also chief of logistics and mobilization of the superior command of Brazilian Armed Forces, commander of the Brazilian Air Force Academy (AFA) and chief of the General Command of Air Operations.
Over the last 10 years, Brigadier Jose Carlos Pereira was also a commander of operations for the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) being responsible for 13 generals and a total number of 27 thousand subordinates. From 1999 to 2001, he was a general commander for Air Operations and for the Brazilian Airspace Defense Command (Comdabra), a body that was already called “Brazilian Area 51”. As we can see, it is no overestimate to say that during some time Pereira was the guardian of the key to the safe where Brazilian UFO secrets have been kept. On March 27th 2006, already retired, this Brigadier took office at the presidency of the Brazilian Airport Infrastructure Agency (Infraero), by appointment of Minister Nelson Jobim.
Brazilian ufologists consider that Pereira’s statements will have a significant impact on the campaign UFOs: Liberdade de Informação Já [UFOs: Freedom of Information Now]. Never before a military of that rank spoke so freely about UFOs. Very few from other countries came so close to repeat the same initiative. This encouraged Brazilian UFO Magazine to try a contact with military of the same level in the Navy and in the Army in order to look for the support Brazilian ufologists need to fulfill their goals. Step by step we follow our path which someday will lead us to the freedom of UFO information in Brazil. Uyrangê Hollanda gave his contribution and now Jose Carlos Pereira joins his efforts.
Highlights of the interview given to Brazilian UFO Magazine:
UFO Magazine – Brigadier, you have been the one in military who speaks more about UFOs in the media. You have given several interviews always in a very open and natural manner. What makes you act like this?
Pereira – I consider that as a matter of personal belief. I believe there should be no subject to be kept closed to humankind. It might look flamboyant and bizarre, but this subject must always be checked and investigated. Galileo, Copernicus, and so many other scientists must have known that. So I believe no human being or institution has the right to keep doors closed to the discussion of any matters, be it scientific, political, social or religious. Not even to Ufology, which I consider to be within the scientific field. This is a personal point of view that I sustain till these days.
UFO Magazine– It has been said that you keep the key to the safe where UFO secrets are kept, including documents, pictures and footages made in different circumstances by military in duty in different bases – some in missions like Operação Prato [Operation Saucer], some by accident. What could these secrets reveal?
Pereira – Look, I’m a man devoted to science, a man with a scientific mind. If you present the idea that extraterrestrials are here, that they are visiting and investigating us, that they are doing things that we cannot understand what they are, then your idea goes against scientific reasoning. Because, as far as we know, our Solar System has presented no indication for the existence of life in another planet except Earth.
UFO Magazine– And what if we consider civilizations with a much more advanced technology compared to ours?
Pereira – OK, look, I’m analyzing with the knowledge we have today in our planet, with the knowledge our current stage of science has achieved. This is the caveat to be consider. So, if we consider only this knowledge, I reject every possibility of anyone coming from outer space to Earth. And it gets more complex if we go further because Alpha Centauri does not seem to be a planetary system. Let’s move then to the portion of the Universe astronomers call “inhabitable zone”, which seems to be many light years from Earth.
UFO Magazine – Is the understanding of this situation beyond our control?
Pereira – The starting point is the technology we have today to understand the universe. I wouldn’t say no one might have advanced a million years ahead somewhere else. On the other hand, the technology we have today on Earth fully dismisses the possibility of someone from out of the solar system to arrive here. I humbly insist that our knowledge must still be insignificant to comprehend all of this. We can see by what happened over the last hundred years with discoveries ranging from penicillin to the airplane.
UFO – Spacecraft coming to Earth certainly do not use the same propulsion technology we used to explore the Moon, Mars or Venus. Do you think this should be openly discussed by civil society?
Pereira – No, they probably don’t use rocket engines like our spacecraft sent to space. My opinion on Ufology is that it must approach scientific fields in the near future, such as astronomy, astrophysics, and astronautics in order to form a more consistent scientific group. I don’t refuse the idea of philosophy entering this range of subjects, with its modern concepts aiming to quickly address the issues we couldn’t solve to date: who we are, where we came from, and where are we going to… Since Aristotle we make the same questions and no one answers. Ufology in combination with these other subjects might be a way to these answers.
UFO – Your open and frank position matches those of a few other Brazilian military. However, the same is confronted by some sectors within the military who prefer UFO matters to be kept out of public discussion. Do you think it is time to break such resistance?
Pereira – Look, I believe the mere opening of secret files to be delivered to the press and the public in general is something that can be done tomorrow morning without any problem. But I think this is not enough, not sufficient. Ufologists might even get disappointed when they see those files because I feel they expect more concrete evidence and maybe they won’t find what they long for in those folders. However, I think that an official example of opening UFO archives – especially when this attitude comes from the military – comes to favour and empower other people that fear to discuss the issue. I think that from the moment the government opens the subject for debate all the fear people have towards this subject will be gone and things become more transparent. No one fears transparency; instead people fear the lack of it. So I believe that such an opening is really helpful and has a very favourable effect in this discussion.
UFO – And what to do while we do not achieve this relying only on testimonials of thousands of highly credible people who have experienced UFO phenomena?
Pereira – One must consider all different sorts of evidence surrounding UFOs. As in any police work, we have documental, testimonial, and circumstantial evidence each with their own weight. Documental evidence, for example, has its own impact as has a testimonial. Has anybody seen something in the sky? Great. But it’s even better when we have 50 people witnessing it. Especially when these people don’t know one another and live in different communities. This is how testimonial evidence becomes stronger. And, at last, we have the circumstantial evidence, which is the most fragile of all. We must separate these three kinds of evidence we have today concerning Ufology. Circumstantial evidence are present in high volume, so are testimonial ones, and 90% of these have a scientific explanation while the remaining 10% do not. Regarding material evidence, we have none.
UFO – Would you call the occurrence of May 20th 1986, the so called Official UFO Night in Brazil, as a circumstantial evidence of the UFO phenomena?
Pereira – As far as I know, observations in that occasion were testimonial evidence from people who saw it.
UFO – Jet pilots who were sent by the Air Force to intercept those objects were very experienced.
Pereira – Yes, they were. That’s why those are testimonial evidence, situations in which witnesses saw something and radars detected that same thing. Look, radars may present a false echo, they may be affected by many different factors, but when we have more than one radar spotting the same target, then we have something serious enough to be ignored [in an assured tone]. This equipment operates in different frequencies.
UFO – One of the jet planes intercepting the objects was even surrounded by many of them who came relatively close…
Pereira – Here we have the sum of different facts. Someone has seen something and radar spotted it. Such equipment has nothing to do with human eyes, it’s an electronic device. Another pair of eyes also saw that same thing [another pilot] and so on. Then you start to give credits to the occurrence and the situation becomes more concrete. OK, but where is the object? Was it captured? Here is where the material evidence thing comes in, and we don’t have it.
UFO – Brigadier, when the Brazilian Committee of Ufologists (CBU) visited Comdabra on May 20th 2005, we were received by Brigadier Atheneu Azambuja, who showed us three folders of UFO occurrences from that body’s archives. Aren’t these evidence that we have been visited by objects crewed and controlled by intelligent non terrestrial beings?
Pereira – Well, those folders are not only at Comdabra, they are spread through other bodies worldwide. They prove that unexplained phenomena occurring lead us to believe in the presence of such being and alien objects on planet Earth. That’s it. They are uncommon to our planet. Now, telling what are those beings and objects is a very risky thing since we have no knowledge enough for that [in a cautious tone]. So, I believe Ufology has much more work ahead [in order to identify the phenomenon] and even needs to add some other subjects to its efforts.
UFO – At the time of that visit to Comdabra we said that we would like to conduct a joint study with the Air Force by forming a mixed team of civilian ufologists and military. What do you think about this?
Pereira – Yes, but I should say that such a team would need more people. Besides ufologists I believe that it’s necessary to have scientists, astronomers, physicists, etc, because such knowledge must be jointly addressed by more people.
UFO – Do you personally believe that civilizations from other planets might be visiting us?
Pereira – Well, my thought on this is that we, humans, left ground for the first time in an airplane nearly 100 years ago and within only one century could reach the Moon. In astronomic means we could say that a hundred years are nothing, not even dust. Then, if in one century and with our limited capacity we could achieve this… Now, think: where will we reach a hundred or a thousand years from now?
UFO – We know that the Brazilian Air Force officially investigates the UFO phenomenon since 1969, when Brigadier Jose Vaz da Silva established the System for Investigation of Unidentified Flying Objects (SIOANI) at the Brazilian IV Regional Air Command (COMAR 4). But why was that research apparently closed in that same year without any further progress?
Pereira – Look, that’s a very interesting question. I wasn’t around that time and have not researched those facts. I’ve never had the idea of investigating the reasons why that work was ended, but I suspect Brigadier Vaz da Silva hasn’t had any more conditions to go further. He tells a different story [from many other military]. He was always an avant-garde man, always ahead of this time.
UFO – Do you believe in a superior interference in the establishment of SIOANI or was it an exclusive initiative of Brigadier Vaz da Silva?
Pereira – I’m almost sure there was a superior order. Certainly a superior instance to Brigadier Vaz da Silva worked with it by supporting the project, assisting and implementing SIOANI. A commander can’t do anything by himself. He must have a superior instance behind his actions.
UFO – The two leaked SIOANI bulletins brought descriptions of cases researched by the body, including UFO landings and their crew. These are being investigated and kept in secret by the military. This is the kind of documents ufologists want to see disclosed. Do you believe they can be publicly revealed?
Pereira – In my opinion there is no reason to keep such material in secret. None. I understand that the disclosure won’t affect any of the four classical criteria military always have in mind when dealing with national secrets. And these are represented by the following questions: first, will the disclosure take the country into a war? Second, will it cause panic in the population? Third, is it a threat to the national security, be it with a South-American country or any other? And fourth, will the disclosure of this material affect the privacy of people possibly mentioned on it? This is what we must have in mind. If none of these matters are affected – which is actually the case – then it must be disclosed.
UFO – Are you for the disclosure of UFO documents prepared by the military and kept in secret to date?
Pereira – Absolutely. Unless the disclosure affects any of the four items I’ve just mentioned. In that case I think the material should not be disclosed. We must respect people’s privacy and also the national security as we have to preserve peace and order. Also, we shouldn’t start a war or create indisposition with other countries. Anyway, we shouldn’t reveal our plans to the enemy. Besides those factors, it’s time for transparency and for clearing this subject.
UFO – Do you think this also applies to documents from Operação Prato [Operation Saucer], carried out by the Air Force of State of Para in 1977?
Pereira – Sure! No doubt about that! To all and every operation.
UFO – Have you received specific information on that operation?
Pereira – At the moment it was carried out, no. I knew of the results only after that. But I knew Hollanda [Colonel Uyrangê Hollanda, commander of that military mission]. He worked for the Air Force Intelligence, same as I did, so we were always passing by one another.
UFO – I interviewed Hollanda in 1997. I had just given an interview to Fantástico [Fantastic], talking about the documents Brazilian Air Force holds and he saw me at the show and called me the next morning saying: “Look, Gevaerd, I follow your work and I know you are doing the right thing. I want to say that now I’m retired and have no more obligations with my uniform. So, if you want to come to Rio to interview me, I’ll have much to say”. I went to Rio immediately and together with Marco Antonio Petit we had a historical interview with him. Have you read it?
Pereira – Yes, of course. I have a copy with me and have also found it in several websites. It’s a long interview and I read it carefully. Some time ago, a colleague sent me a copy and I replied: “Man, do you really think I don’t have it? I got a copy long ago”.
UFO – Really? Then I conclude that high rank officials as you may have had become aware of Hollanda’s statements.
Pereira – Yes, certainly. It’s a long and much known interview. But Hollanda was a very disturbed man, with a very introspective personality. And as a result he took his own life…
UFO – Do you believe his personal problems somehow influenced the statements he made to Brazilian UFO Magazine concerning Operação Prato [Operation Saucer]?
Pereira – Not the contents, but maybe the way he did it. Hollanda was a serious man and wouldn’t be able to change the contents, especially regarding such an important matter.
UFO – People say that he loved to be called to lead that operation because all he wanted was to go to the jungle. He headed the military mission and had a close encounter with an ET, so he told us at the interview. Did you know this?
Pereira – I knew that, he reported it, but I have never discussed this issue with him. Hollanda also called me shortly after, but I was in another operation [not a ufological one].
UFO – He told us that he was together with a subordinate at Rio Guajará-Mirim heading towards the camp when a cylindrical aircraft with 100m in length nearly landed on the other margin. From the top, a door was opened and an ET came from it floating to the place where they were. According to Hollanda this was the most exciting moment in the operation. Have you ever discussed that with him?
Pereira – No, unfortunately I didn’t have details before. But maybe that’s why he had put all of his efforts and dedication in Operação Prato [Operation Saucer], which was where he found a sense for his life. If he couldn’t succeed as an aviator and if he rejected the idea of being an intending officer, then the intelligence suited him well. Working for the intelligence for me is an agreeable experience, at least partially. Things were tough those times. I worked a lot with pure military intelligence, with strategy. But I was never much concerned with communists for example [the first official justification for Operação Prato [Operation Saucer] was that it was conceived in order to identify communists possibly hidden in the Amazon jungle].
UFO – Hollanda suspected that the contact he had with an ET at the margin of Rio Guajará-Mirim during December 1977 was the turning point for the termination of Operação Prato [Operation Saucer]. He said he was ordered to terminate the operation after reporting it to his superior, Brigadier Protásio Lopes de Oliveira, then commander of the Brazilian I Regional Air Command (COMAR 1). Did you know that?
Pereira – Partly. I didn’t have that detail.
UFO – Many people do not believe he killed himself. He would have been murdered instead for having supposedly talked too much. This is not true. However, if our issue where the first part of the interview – UFO 054, October 1997 – was earlier released and if he had seen the respect Equipe UFO [Brazilian UFO Magazine Team]rendered him then maybe by feeling honored and seeing the huge contribution he gave to Brazilian Ufology he would not have taken his own life…
Pereira – Yes, maybe. But he had a very lonely life and that is something very sad. That’s why in military life the sector which mostly unites people is the intelligence. Those who lived this experience suffer when they leave the circle. It’s somewhat like in a combat situation: when bullets are crossing by no one thinks about the homeland. Everybody is thinking about their own lives and the lives of those around them, the ones who can save their lives. When Hollanda retired he was completely isolated from everyone and everything. This can really affect someone.
UFO – Hollanda was very close to the UFO phenomenon, especially from the middle to the end of Operação Prato [Operation Saucer], until he had that contact with an ET and the mission was terminated. But this did not prevent him from his own investigations which he carried out during his spare time. He even had other contacts until the phenomena around him suddenly stopped. This seems to have affected him a lot. Did you know that?
Pereira – No, I didn’t. But once I was talking about Hollanda to a psychologist and she told me he presented the profile of someone who had faced something very serious in some moment of life. An event so serious that could isolate him, let’s say, from his fellows [in a regretting tone].
UFO – Do you consider that the experience he had with Operação Prato [Operation Saucer] could have contributed to his state of mind?
Pereira – Yes, no doubt about that, it was a catalysis factor, a very strong experience. UFO – During that time, were the results Operação Prato [Operation Saucer] commented on in military circles?
Pereira – Yes. Not with great emphasis, but everybody knew what was happening.
UFO – And how about the contact Hollanda had with an ET, in December 1977. Was this also known to military?
Pereira – Only a few people knew about that. I knew about it much later, not at the moment that occurred. Brigadier Protásio was the one who talked to me about that fact. At the time it occurred I was already more senior than Hollanda in the Air Force and I only knew about that specific episode, the contact itself, when I was to be promoted a Brigadier. But, regarding Operação Prato [Operation Saucer], I was made aware as soon as I started working in the intelligence, when I was still a Colonel. I was a planning director at the Air Force and all files were at my disposal.
UFO – Have you had access to the documents prepared during Operação Prato [Operation Saucer]?
Pereira – Yes, all of them. But this happened when I was the planning director for the Air Force, in the early 90′s.
UFO – And where were those files? Brasilia?
Pereira – Yes, Brasilia. Those files were all collected and some were sent to the SNI [Brazilian National Information Service, a body that originated the Brazilian Intelligence Agency (ABIN)]. But only part of them. I would see them again only several years later when I was in a different position at the Air Force.
UFO – So you had the operation files at your disposal. The information we had came to us through Hollanda and could not be satisfactorily confirmed is that he and his subordinates produced at least 2.000 pages of sighting reports which were typed by sergeant Flavio Costa, a kind of secretary in the mission, besides 500 pictures and 16 hours of footage and super 16mm. Do you confirm that?
Pereira – Ah, yes, that must be this. Those footages were the best thing we had at the time.
UFO – When the Brazilian Committee of Ufologists (CBU) was at Comdabra we could see part of those pages and pictures. We saw more than a hundred of them contained in a folder. Where is the rest of the materials?
Pereira – Well, Comdabra is the acronym for Brazilian Airspace Defense Command, which deals with air matters. At a certain moment, those files were distributed to different bodies according to their interests [performance scope]. Those which were sent to Comdabra are those directly related to the Air Defense System and involve radars spotting objects, jets following something, etc. Other kinds of operations which had nothing to do with the country’s Air Defense remain at the old SNI, currently the ABIN.
UFO – Have you seen the footages of a huge amazing spacecraft over Rio Amazonas made during Operação Prato [Operation Saucer]?
Pereira – No, I haven’t had the chance. But I know they do exist.
UFO – But where are these footages?
Pereira – Comdabra has what was already shown to ufologists. And the Air Force Intelligence System, also based in Brasília, also has some materials.
UFO – Besides those pictures from Operação Prato [Operation Saucer] did you see any images obtained in other missions or generated by any other means?
Pereira – No, what I saw were only the pictures of Operação Prato [Operation Saucer]. Some of them were made public a little later. There were no other missions. Operação Prato [Operation Saucer] was the only one.
UFO – Regarding the Brazilian Committee of Ufologists (CBU) visit to Comdabra, Brigadier Atheneu Azambuja – then commander of that body-, reported that it was common to have Air Force jets taking off to identify “radar targets” being “hotel traffic” among them. We know that those words were used to describe several things including flying saucers. How many of these interceptions occurred every year in Brazil and what are the outcomes?
Pereira – Many. I remember one at moment. This is all automated, procedures are automated. This fact occurred in Anapolis (GO) a few years ago. There was a radar contact with “something” and the Air Defense determined a Mirage to take off from the air field of that town. The unidentified object was very close, it wasn’t very far, almost in Goiania area. The radar could not determine the altitude, but only the position it was. The Mirage went up towards it as high as possible and reached 48 thousand feet [nearly 16km], which is its maximum altitude of operation and had to abort the search. The pilot said: “I reached 48 thousand feet and can’t see anything. The radar says it’s in front of me, but I don’t see anything”.
UFO – The ground radar spotted a dot in that position. How about the Mirage’s radar?
Pereira – Yes. The jet’s radar informed the altitude it was, but it couldn’t tell the altitude of the other contact which appeared in both radars. So it’s very hard when you don’t know where the target is. It could be at any altitude from 1000m on. I remember that episode very well. The pilot had visual contact with the object, a lightening spot at noon, at broad day light.
UFO – Was that a large object?
Pereira – Well, it was a bright spot whose size was impossible to tell because it would involve parallax. You cannot tell the size of something when you don’t know the distance it is from you. The pilot says it was far away. “I see something here, but it is far, very far”, he said. And he was already at the maximum altitude of 48 thousand feet. A Mirage can reach 50 thousand feet, but that would be dangerous. I remember that taking off very well.
UFO – Brigadier, how many of these cases happen every year and what are the outcomes?
Pereira – I remember three or four like these. I don’t know about the annual average [laconic], but it can be two or three each year. There’s another thing, do you have information on any case involving the Brazilian Navy in Rio Amazonas?
UFO – In Rio Amazonas all we have are cases involving civilian ships. As for the Navy, we have one case occurred in Rio Paraguay, 1962, involving a ship captained by the late Captain Joao Maria Romariz. That ship was followed by a UFO near Forte Coimbra, a territory that now is part the State of Mato Grosso do Sul. This case is reported in the book UFOs: Arquivo Confidencial. Do you know of any specific case occurred in Rio Amazonas?
Pereira – Yes, and this case was “sealed” in the Navy, it was never disclosed. I had the information that one of those old corvettes, which sail very well, was involved in a sighting. That kind of ship could go to very far frontiers. A corvette like that was travelling at night when approached by a UFO that came very close. Things went mad, they say. The situation got very complicated for the captain of the ship because panic took over the crew in a very remote area. In that kind of place, the nearest Indian is a thousand kilometers away…
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