Saturday, May 29, 2010
By Steve Hammons
Amid the research into alleged UFOs, extraterrestrial visitation, unusual intelligences, weird physics, expanded human consciousness, other dimensions and similar kinds of edge-science topics, there is also the element of public acclimation or public preparedness.
Some researchers have indicated that certain individuals and groups may have been working for several decades to gradually get us ready to face some of these interesting and surprising developments.
The public acclimation agents and activities might have discreetly worked with moviemakers, writers, journalists, others in the media as well as those researchers looking into unconventional science subjects.
At least that is one line of thought.
Are certain areas of our defense, intelligence, scientific, media and other communities involved in this?
If so, what might such a public readiness officer say to us?
He or she might tell us that there are several areas of discovery that are complex and sensitive. These developments could change the way we look at ourselves, life, the Earth and the Universe.
We might be told that gradual and safe public education and orientation about discoveries in human consciousness – such as those of Project STAR GATE – will benefit the human race.
Even though Project STAR GATE was top secret for many years, information about it is now widely available and awareness about the implications is steadily growing.
A public acclimation advisor could explain that enhanced human perception might be helpful in dealing with extraterrestrial and/or extra-dimensional visitors, as well as other intelligences that may be around us, but are hidden or semi-hidden.
Some of these intelligences could be angels or unusual creatures of some kind that can move in and out of different dimensions that exist in a multi-verse around us and within us. They can move through the mysterious veils, boundaries or portals, and can be both seen and unseen, our readiness officer might tell us.
And, we might be cautioned that, though many intelligences and forces are good, some may be problematic or even dangerous. Some might also simply be wild and free creatures that are unpredictable.
In short, there are several kinds of emerging developments that may or may not be connected in clear ways. Our readiness agent might explain that all the answers and all the puzzle pieces are not fully understood, though they and we are trying to gather more information and get a better understanding of the bigger picture.
That bigger picture could include a much larger and more comprehensive intelligence, force or plan. And the coincidences and synchronicities we sometimes experience can have meaning that we don’t understand at the time, according to the hypothetical preparedness advisor.
There are many mysteries. And even though we try to understand them to the best of our ability, maybe it is supposed to remain an ongoing mystery. Maybe it is supposed to be that way, we might be told.
The American and international public will continue on their learning curve about these leading-edge subjects, the officer tells us.
Educational institutions, media platforms, scientific activities, governmental groups and average people will continue on a path of greater understanding and will apply this understanding in positive ways. However, there could be some challenging elements as well, according to the readiness advisor.
Eventually, there will most likely be a tipping point or paradigm shift when we experience a more comprehensive changed awareness. Then, things will become a bit more clear, the officer says.
Our acclimation agent might hint to us that the picture might become a lot more clear and something quite interesting and positive could occur.
But what? We aren’t quite sure, the acclimation advisor tells us. It’s somewhat out of our hands. We just have to do our best and be prepared. There are larger forces at work.
Our research, intelligence and reconnaissance have picked up a lot of information and indications. But, it’s difficult to identify the exact path that emerging developments might take, the advisor tells us.
We can just do what we can do, and try to improve our understanding and make the best choices we know how to make. We public acclimation officers can’t hold your hand – each human being, family, organization, community, tribe and nation must take responsibility to open their minds, learn, develop, be honorable and compassionate, do the right things and move forward.
The preparedness officer might ask us if we have any further questions. Only about a million.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
By Steve Hammons
Today’s journalists, whether they are working in print media, online platforms or both, face new challenges and opportunities.
More and more people are realizing that some of the most important issues of the day are what could be called unconventional science or unusual emerging developments.
A large and growing awareness in the national and international public about leading-edge and forward-leaning research and discovery is changing the views of serious professional journalists.
Editors may often want to avoid these more unconventional topics, preferring the standard coverage of current events that are somewhat more tangible and accepted.
However, some journalists are willing to take a look at unusual topics as well as the psychology of society and the field of journalism in relation to them.
A May 17, 2010, “editor’s blog” by Christian Science Monitor editor John Yemma was titled “Skeptical about skepticism.” Yemma pointed out that “a true skeptic questions even conventional wisdom.”
“Journalists are professional doubters,” Yemma wrote.
Whether the topic is UFOs and extraterrestrials, tales of odd creatures like Sasquatch, crop circles, ESP or other subjects, Yemma points out that excessive negativity can be a form of denial about unusual or uncomfortable possible truths.
He noted, “And that’s where we have a problem in rational discourse today. Writing in a recent issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education, Carlin Romano made a distinction between today’s ‘science warriors’ and the real ‘philosophers of science.’”
“The former take an absolutist approach to science, skewering everything from the Loch Ness monster to conventional religious beliefs as ignorance,” according to Yemma.
“Philosophers of science, however, understand science to be a set of beliefs and knowledge that at times can be turned on its head, a recurring process that Thomas Kuhn described in his book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions,” Yemma said.
In recent decades, anomalous phenomena had not received the more robust scientific and journalistic attention that we see emerging today. So, past journalists can perhaps be excused from their failure to adequately cover these subjects.
In addition, certain security procedures and activities might have actively discouraged investigative journalists who delved into topics like UFOs and extraterrestrials. This may have been an area of national security that was best left alone.
But that was then.
Today, the climate seems to have changed and is continually changing.
Now, it might be more important to inform the public about unconventional phenomena than to keep those subjects quiet under a blanket of secrecy and ridicule.
It seems that maybe journalism must shift gears and take a vigorous and reasonable look at the fascinating discoveries being made about human consciousness, extraterrestrial visitation, “weird physics” and similar kinds of topics.
If journalists do not do this, they risk losing more credibility and being left behind by not only the public, but by the facts on the ground in a changing reality.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
By Steve Hammons
While the people of a small Arizona Territory town in 1873 are busy battling regional Apaches, hostile extraterrestrials attack and unite the warring humans in the movie project Cowboys and Aliens.
Will the foreign invaders try to push the humans off their land using advanced technology and weapons? Do the extraterrestrials regard the Earthlings as primitive savages?
Maybe the humans have a higher consciousness and are better prepared to fight this unconventional conflict than the aliens expect.
Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde are among the cast members who will push back against the hostile ETs.
Universal Pictures, DreamWorks and Imagine Entertainment will reportedly begin shooting in Arizona’s neighboring New Mexico in June or July and casting calls for extras have already been announced. Cowboys and Aliens is planned for release in summer 2011.
Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard are two of the many moviemaking and creative development pros involved. Jon Favreau will direct.
Other members of the writing and creative team include Damon Lindelof, Mark Fergus, Alex Kurtzman, Robert Orci, Hawk Ostby, Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, Bobby Cohen and Denis L. Stewart.
INVASION OF AMERICA
Discussions about the possibility of visitation to Earth by extraterrestrials or other unusual intelligences, including the story in Cowboys and Aliens, often note the impacts on Native American Indian tribes when Europeans landed in “The New World.”
Using high-technology weapons and what we might now call psychological warfare, Europeans dominated Indian tribes militarily and obtained nearly all of the lands the indigenous people had lived on.
Biological warfare also played a part, both intentionally and inadvertently, as Indians were wiped out by European diseases.
Some tribes, notably the Cherokee in the 1700s Appalachian Mountain region, intermarried with English, Scottish and other Europeans to a degree, and assimilated into the new dominant culture.
Still, their lands were taken from them and their way of life was changed forever.
A century later in the mid-1800s southwest, where Cowboys and Aliens takes place, a similar story played out as Apaches, Navajos, Utes and many other tribes were militarily defeated and the lands they lived on taken by the waves of strange invaders.
Today, Arizona and New Mexico are both home to large Native American Indian populations descended from ancient people who lived in the region for many thousands of years. Some of these tribes also have longstanding legends of star people and intelligent beings who are not humans.
These tales are not only historical accounts. There are also current and ongoing reports of anomalous beings, UFOs and other mysterious situations on Indian lands, including in Arizona and New Mexico.
STORY OF CURRENT SITUATON
These alleged incidents and experiences are in many ways consistent with continued indications about the possibility that Earth is currently being visited by extraterrestrial and/or some other kinds of intelligent beings.
Tales of the 1947 crash of a spacecraft near Roswell, New Mexico, still fascinate the public. These kinds of stories also form a basis for other claims that the U.S. government, military and intelligence services have been dealing with such a situation ever since.
In fact, Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) is rumored to be partially based on a real-life U.S. operation referred to as Project SERPO that sent a team of U.S. personnel with friendly aliens to their home planet aboard their spacecraft.
A claim that human-looking extraterrestrials are among us was also the theme of a recent story about the alleged Operation TANGO-SIERRA, a U.S. intelligence effort that investigated and captured such an ET.
Also in recent weeks, a new emphasis on these kinds of issues emerged in the mainstream media as prominent scientists openly discussed possible impacts of human contact with extraterrestrial or anomalous life forms.
Cowboys and Aliens might also help us think about the many elements of such a scenario, not only in the present day or even in the 1800s, but also in the more distant history of American Indians and the human race as a whole.
In the movie, the townspeople and Apaches work together, adapt their minds to a rapidly-changing reality and develop new methods to deal with it.
This sounds a lot like “transcendent warfare,” a term used by a Navy SEAL officer in a research paper about the U.S. government activities involving human consciousness and perception known as Project STAR GATE.
Cowboys and Aliens has the potential to take audiences to an exciting exploration about these many elements of human and American history, accounts of real extraterrestrial contact with Earth and how we might deal with different types of strange visitors who could be friendly, hostile or some mix of both.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
By Steve Hammons
If extraterrestrial and/or extra-dimensional beings, or other intelligences, are visiting Earth as some researchers suspect, are we approaching the situation in the best way?
This discussion has been in the news recently due to the comments of physicists Stephen Hawking and Paul Davies as well as other emerging developments.
In his book Messengers of Deception, researcher Jacques Vallee describes his interaction with a person he calls “Major Murphy.”
Vallee wrote, “Then he posed a question that, obvious as it seems, had not really occurred to me: ‘What makes you think UFOs are a scientific problem?’”
Vallee said to Murphy, “Now, the UFO phenomenon could be controlled by alien beings.” To this, Murphy responded, “If it is, then the study of it doesn’t belong in science. It belongs in intelligence.”
“Meaning counterespionage,” Vallee noted. “And that, he pointed out, was his domain.”
Murphy told Vallee, “Now, in the field of counterespionage, the rules are completely different.”
Murphy also advised Vallee “ ... you should look for the irrational, the bizarre, the elements that do not fit ... Have you ever felt you were getting close to something that didn’t seem to fit any rational pattern, yet gave you the strong impression that it was significant?”
Does Vallee’s mysterious source Major Murphy have a point?
Is the conventional scientific approach used by humans in our current stage of understanding the only or best way to deal with the question of possible anomalous visitation to Earth and contact with humans?
We might consider the same question when pondering other interesting phenomena. What about life after death and the alleged dimension we call the afterlife? How about extrasensory perception (ESP) of various kinds?
There may be several complementary paths that can be used to explore these and other fascinating topics. The conventional scientific approach has an important role. First-hand experiences and intuitive perception about certain phenomena might also be helpful.
And, as Major Murphy told Vallee, the intelligence and counterintelligence concepts and methods might also be valuable and useful.
The integration of these different ways of perceiving current situations might lead to a synergy or transcendent perspective and understanding.
Maybe this is part of what has been termed “transcendent warfare.” The phrase was used by a Navy SEAL officer for a research paper about the U.S. defense and intelligence program on advanced human perception, Project STAR GATE.
The follow-on concept of “transcendent power” is meant to be one that is complementary to and synergistic with the military, diplomatic and persuasive elements called “hard power,” “soft power” and “smart power.”
Major Murphy might have even been referring to something we could call “transcendent intelligence and counterintelligence.”
ADVANCED UNCONVENTIONAL OSINT
Just as average people from many walks of life try to become familiar with scientific developments, current events and contemporary issues of various kinds, our exposure to intelligence concepts might also be helpful.
In fact, “open source intelligence (OSINT)” is simply the information out there in the media, the Web, books, movies, TV shows and elsewhere that we can access and interpret.
In this sense, all people can become agents of transcendent intelligence.
This perspective about the grassroots awareness and empowerment of average human beings might also create increased synergy that can contribute to progress in many areas of human development.
When it comes to normal current events as well as unconventional topics such as UFOs, ETs, ESP, life after death and angels, a higher intelligence and many other mysteries of Nature and the Universe, we probably all have potential access to greater understanding.
We might even consider that OSINT, though it typically refers to gathering open information from conventional sources, might also have leading-edge aspects related to unusual or alternative acquisition of knowledge and understanding.
That is, greater perception by average people at the grassroots can include normal information gathering and more forward-leaning methods, such as intuition and advanced perception that have been identified by U.S. intelligence and defense programs such as Project STAR GATE.
By exploring these kinds of transcendent intelligence, it is possible that we can learn more about the many mysteries that seem to hold the potential for important discoveries.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
By Steve Hammons
Researchers, journalists and others seem to be re-evaluating reports about unconventional U.S. defense and intelligence activities regarding contact and interaction with extraterrestrial life.
The “situation awareness” about possible visitation to Earth by extraterrestrials, as well as other emerging scientific understanding about many phenomena, appears to be steadily improving. The nature of time and space, advanced research in human consciousness and the nature of apparent mysterious intelligences in the Universe or “multi-verse” are just a few of the key areas in leading-edge and forward-leaning investigations.
There are specific areas of interest and study as well as broad themes and indications that probably are worth paying significant attention to.
There are misconceptions as well as misinformation about some anomalous and mysterious phenomena. And, there are many areas of importance that we just don’t fully understand, according to some researchers.
RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION
To address, respond to and enhance increasing interest in various kinds of edge-science developments, new education, communication and information platforms are coming forward.
For example, Open Minds Production in Tempe, Arizona, provides online news, radio, TV and related resources about certain unconventional areas of study. Their Open Minds magazine also explores extraterrestrial contacts, UFO research and other fascinating topics.
Interestingly, Tempe is also home to Arizona State University’s Beyond Center for Fundamental Research, led by Dr. Paul Davies, author of the book The Eerie Silence: Renewing Our Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. The Beyond Center, staffed by ASU professors from diverse fields, is investigating and discussing a wide and deep range of emerging scientific knowledge.
The new magazine EdgeScience, associated with the Society for Scientific Exploration, recently published its third edition. This publication also looks at forward-leaning views and research in a variety of scientific fields.
And, information continues to surface about the U.S. defense and intelligence communities’ research into human consciousness, extrasensory perception and remote viewing. Usually referred to by the final code name known to the public, Project STAR GATE, these research and operational intelligence activities provided tremendous new understanding about the potential of human perception and awareness.
Through these and other efforts, there appears to be increasing awareness that there is much to be learned and understood about unknowns and mysteries in Nature around us and within us.
SECRET GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS
The recent attention paid to an account of the alleged U.S. investigation, apprehension, interrogation and “deportation” of a human-looking extraterrestrial reflects changing perspectives on such possible situations.
Referred to as “Operation TANGO-SIERRA” in recent online accounts, in 1980 U.S. defense and intelligence agents reportedly intervened in the ongoing contact between the extraterrestrial and a federal employee that had begun in 1977.
The initial source for this report is allegedly one of a handful of current and former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) officials who for the last several years have been releasing information about U.S. government activities involving extraterrestrial contact.
The DIA source put a researcher and educator, Victor Martinez, in touch with another source from an unnamed government agency. Martinez then passed the report on via e-mail to a large list of researchers, current and former government officials, and others. These same current or former DIA officials had reportedly followed similar procedures leading up to the release of information in late 2005 about an exchange program between the U.S. and a friendly extraterrestrial race of beings.
The program, which reportedly began in the early 1960s, sent 12 carefully selected and trained U.S. military personnel to the home planet of these extraterrestrials for a planned ten-year stay. The effort, referred to in the releases as “Project SERPO,” may have been the basis for part of Steven Spielberg’s 1977 movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Are reports about Operation TANGO-SIERRA and Project SERPO true? Are they partially accurate mixed with inaccurate information? Are they completely untrue? It is possible that there are truths “between the lines,” though the details might be altered or even untrue.
The broad concepts about UFOs, extraterrestrial visitation and U.S. government engagement in the situation may, though, be truthful. What general messages can be taken from these two accounts?
It seems that some of the main themes are: ETs and possibly other anomalous intelligences are here on Earth, certain U.S. government elements have been actively involved for quite a while and the situation is complex, sensitive and challenging.
In addition, the wider public may have a “need to know” through a gradual, safe and steady process of information, communication, education and acclimation.
For more information, visit Open Minds Production at OpenMinds.tv, the Arizona State University Beyond Center and EdgeScience magazine on the Web site of the Society for Scientific Exploration.