Monday, September 27, 2010
By Steve Hammons
To explore the current situation regarding possible visitation to Earth of intelligent beings from other planets and/or other dimensions, some people say we should look back to, at least, the 1940s.
According to many researchers, during the World War II era a mysterious phenomenon began to show itself – unidentified objects in the sky, sometimes near military aircraft. American air crews nicknamed the objects “foo fighters.”
Also during the World War II era, there are claims that crashes of unusual craft that contained occupants may have taken place. The recovery and examination of such craft and occupants would have certainly created amazement and concerns among defense, intelligence and scientific experts and officials.
Other researchers say we should look much further back in history than World War II. They say there are indications that some kind of, or several kinds of unconventional and secretive intelligent beings have been part of Earth for centuries.
Across human cultures and civilizations, there are ancient stories that seem to possibly be related to unusual beings of several kinds. The legends and insights of Native American Indian tribes could be particularly helpful.
Research by people in the defense, intelligence and scientific communities would also probably have looked at this much broader picture to determine if UFOs and their pilots, crews and passengers were simply a specific phenomena, or part of a much more complex tapestry in a more mysterious universe.
ALIENS, ANGELS AND AGENTS
Today, it is sometimes assumed that unconventional visitors or beings would be from another planet in another solar system and galaxy, possibly from another time, or another bordering dimensional neighborhood of our universe or “multi-verse.”
This might very well have some truth to it. There are indications that this kind of scenario is something that we would be wise to prepare ourselves for.
In fact, some people say that elements of the defense, intelligence and scientific communities have been trying for some time to educate, acclimate and prepare us for such a situation.
Yet, to expand our thinking about unusual possibilities, we might also consider the concept of angels as one type of extraterrestrial or inter-dimensional being. Stories about angels tell us that they sometimes move between our worldly dimension and the one we call the afterlife or Heaven.
And, it is assumed that many of them once walked the Earth as average humans, then became spiritually advanced during and/or after their life on Earth as they passed on to another dimension, or possibly accessing multiple other dimensions.
Additionally, there seems to be a general belief that angels, if they exist, behave in secretive and mysterious ways, often behind the scenes and with plans and agendas that are sometimes difficult to understand.
In this sense, they seem to behave like covert intelligence agents, although we probably expect angels to rise to higher levels of professional conduct in their methods and objectives.
How should we try to understand such apparent diverse concepts as angels possibly existing around us along with beings from other planets who come here in advanced spacecraft?
If this spectrum of possibility was real, would the goals of multiple kinds of beings be the same? Would they have different agendas and different ideas of moral and ethical behavior?
Would these diverse beings have something in common, such as greater understanding of the physics of the universe and how time, space, energy work? Would they use the same kinds of wormholes, portals and star gates to get from one place to another?
Do they utilize extrasensory perception and mental telepathy in the same way? Do they perceive a larger and more fundamental force in play or even a master plan of some kind?
DISCOVERY, CHANGE AND UNDERSTANDING
People in the defense, intelligence and scientific communities tasked with tackling such questions might have found the job challenging and difficult. Many of them might have been psychologically unprepared for some of these contingencies.
The same could be said about the rest of us too.
As we move forward amid various reports of UFO encounters, new and different scientific views of nature and the universe, and greater understanding about the potential of human consciousness, we all may find it challenging and difficult.
There may even be threats to consider that are different from, and in addition to the conventional dangers we face such as nuclear war, degradation and pollution of Earth’s natural environments and overpopulation.
Still, there seem to be many kinds of potential benefits and rewards. These include achieving greater understanding of the world around us, acquiring and developing advanced technologies that benefit humanity and our planet, mitigating human suffering and enhancing the development of the human species.
The UFO situation is probably quite complex, just like many of the other predicaments and dilemmas we face throughout life.
We know that humans often find it difficult to get along with other humans. Adding other intelligent beings to the mix – including beings who could be quite different in certain ways and more advanced in some ways – is bound to require and result in change.
What kind of change? That seems to be a reasonable question.
So who do we look to for answers? To our defense, intelligence and scientific communities? To our friends, families and communities? To our personal beliefs, perceptions and gut feelings?
Probably all of the above. In fact, to try to deal with significant discovery and change that could be around the corner in these interesting areas of science and psychology, it might be helpful to develop a range of resources that help all of us gain greater understanding.
Friday, September 3, 2010
By Steve Hammons
Researchers and readers of all kinds are looking forward to the October 2010 publication of the new book A.D. After Disclosure: The People's Guide to Life After Contact by Richard Dolan and Bryce Zabel.
The two authors have robust backgrounds in writing and research about UFOs and extraterrestrial visitation to Earth.
Dolan’s multi-volume UFOs and the National Security State explores the complex and multi-faceted aspects of this fascinating subject. He is a frequent speaker on the UFO topic and has appeared on many TV programs that attempt to examine it.
Zabel is a former CNN journalist and now Hollywood writer and producer. He won the 2008 Writers Guild of America award for the Hallmark miniseries Pandemic and has written feature film scripts for Warner Brothers, Universal, Fox, Disney and New Line.
He co-created the NBC drama series, Dark Skies (scheduled for DVD release in 2011). His writing and producing of the original made-for-TV film Official Denial dovetailed with his work on the development team of the Steven Spielberg series Taken.
So what will the publication of A.D. After Disclosure tell us?
PRAISE FROM RESEARCHERS
Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, Sc.D, says, "This new book by Richard Dolan and Bryce Zabel is an important attempt to prepare us for what will one day be inevitable: an open understanding that we are not alone. Not in this universe, and not even on Planet Earth."
Nick Pope, former chief of the “UFO desk” for the UK Ministry of Defence states, “What if the UFO cover-up is real and what if it ended? After Disclosure poses this fascinating question and looks at the societal consequences of such a revelation.”
Pope concludes that, “Richard Dolan and Bryce Zabel have produced a thoughtful and provocative analysis that goes well beyond the usual scope of books on UFOs and alien life."
And Stanton T. Friedman, MSc., nuclear physicist and author of Top Secret/Majic notes that, "Considering the overwhelming evidence that Earth is being visited by alien spacecraft and that many intelligence agencies and military groups have known this to be true for some time, we certainly need to consider the serious question of what happens when disclosure actually occurs.”
“This book by Zabel and Dolan is the first in-depth attempt to answer that question. It is long overdue and sets a high standard of discussion about this very complex issue. Well worth reading," said Friedman.
Investigative journalist and New York Times best-selling author of Crossfire Jim Marrs tells us, "You may not have ever considered what life will be like after the reality of UFOs becomes publicly known. But Richard M. Dolan and Bryce Zabel have. Their book is absorbing and thought provoking. Don't miss it."
Stephen Bassett, executive director of the Paradigm Research Group claims, "Disclosure, the formal acknowledgment by the world's governments of an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race, is inevitable. So was this how-to book on what to do when a new world begins."
PREPARATION AND READINESS
Zabel himself writes, “We want our book to be accessible to people who have never read a UFO book before, to be a 'cross-over' project. Given that we're already living in life after contact, albeit in official denial and secrecy, we think it's time to get the general population up-to-speed on the issues so that when the truth finally is widely accepted it won't be such a shock.”
“The reality is that this transition from denial to truth is coming at humankind sooner than later now,” According to Zabel. “When the line gets crossed, it's going to affect everything from the economy and government to religion and science and even media and culture.”
Zabel adds, “The book, weighing in at over 300 pages … touches on all these issues. Lurking behind them all is the warning, one we've often heard expressed by concerned observers, that history is replete with cases where the weaker civilization is overwhelmed and ultimately destroyed by the stronger one. Think Cortez and the Aztecs.”
“We just don't think that has to be the fate of humanity,” says Zabel. “We do, however, believe that knowing what's coming and being mentally prepared is absolutely the most intelligent thing we can do now to make sure the outcome we get is the best one available when it all goes down.”
“What if UFO secrecy ended tomorrow?” Zabel asks. “What happens when the powers-that-be finally admit that we are not alone? And that the Others we share the universe with are not light years away, some kind of cosmic pen-pals chatting by radio telescope, that they are here, now. How will the truth change our society and your life?”
“A.D. After Disclosure is the first work of non-fiction to tackle these questions about the new winners and losers in government, science, religion, media, culture, law, education, and politics,” Zabel notes. “Life will go on, but it will never be the same.”
This book seems sure to be a valuable new resource for people trying to figure out what is going on with regard to UFOs and rumors of extraterrestrial visitation to, and activities on Earth.
Dolan and Zabel certainly seem to take it seriously, as do many other researchers and citizens who have carefully looked into this interesting and important subject.
One theory is that there have been decades-long public preparedness and acclimation efforts to get us ready for these kinds of developments.
Are we ready?
Many people think they are. But such a situation could be quite challenging in many ways.
The new book A.D. After Disclosure will undoubtedly inform and fascinate us, help public readiness and take us to the next level of understanding about this sensitive situation.
(For more information, visit the Dolan-Zabel "After Disclosure" site).