It appears that the report of Russian cosmonauts finding what is reported to be alien bacteria on the International Space Station is gaining some attention from mainstream newspapers.

Cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov reported that two experiments carries out on the ISS provided what they are calling proof that alien bacteria was found on the ISS. This report of course was controversial since NASA was actually angry that the Russian Space agency, Roscosmos announced the find and also claimed that they had knowledge of three other experiments that confirmed the same thing.

The story has been talked about in many forums online; some American newspapers are now reporting it but with the American bias that states the cosmonauts are back peddling on the possibility that it is alien life and the Russian Space Agency has not confirmed anything alien was found on the hull of the space station.

Anton Shkaplerov said in an interview last week with Russian state-owned news service, Tass that Microbes “have come from outer space and settled along the external surface of the ISS,” Shkaplerov continued that “They are being studied so far, and it seems that they pose no danger.”

The Washington Post, which is considered to be a mainstream news source, has said that further investigation would suggest that the microbes hitchhiked their way into space from planet earth.

The Post says that odds are against the alien hypothesis.

Russia reports that swabs of the samples indicate that the discovered bacteria were absent during the launch of the ISS module.

This all depends on who you believe and of course the mainstream deems anything from Russia fake news, but is this announcement really fake news?

It just seems like whenever there is a report that someone or some group finds evidence of alien life, no matter how small, it is always met with derision by the technocrats.

It is something they refuse to accept or face seriously.

Maybe the reason is because deep down they fear the consequences of having to acknowledge the reality of alien life forms in space, without distortion and taking full responsibility for what this really means. However, it is important to point out that even if we don’t acknowledge, believe in, or accept the reality of something, it does not change the reality itself.

I wanted to bring to your intention that according to the Washington Post, some psychiatrists are weighing in on how the discovery of alien life will affect the mental health of society.

You heard right – some psychiatrists are now saying that perhaps it is time to prepare for the inevitability of confirmation and how psychiatry will have to deal with patients that have to cope with the idea that we are not alone in the universe.

First of all, they would have to confront the many assumptions we may already have about extraterrestrials.

Psychiatrists would have to consider the many reactions that their patients would have including:

• Denial; anger, bargaining, depression acceptance
• Hopeful expectation;
• Misinterpreting the evidence to affirm our beliefs;
• Wanting and expecting salvation from the “visitors”;
• Believing that ET technology will save us;
• Feeling hopeless and submissive to what we assume is a superior force;
• Demanding government disclosure but not ET disclosure;
• Condemning human leaders and institutions while maintaining unquestioned acceptance of the “visitors”;
• Assuming that because they have not attacked or invaded us, they must be here for our good;
• Assuming that advanced technology equals advanced ethics and spirituality;
• Believing that this phenomenon is a mystery when in fact it is a comprehensible event;
• Believing that ETs in some way have claim to humanity and to this planet;
• Believing that humanity is irredeemable and cannot make it on its own.

These are just some of the issues that would have to be addressed and would probably be a part of some Exopsychiatric checklist that would have to be adopted by mental health officials.

Michael Varnum, a psychologist at Arizona State University and a member of its new Interplanetary Initiative, is trying to anticipate the response of humanity to the announcement of alien life in space, whether it be microbes or anthropomorphic specimens.

Varnum according to a report in The Washington Post has said that “No one has predicted the psychological reactions to extraterrestrial microorganisms in a “systematic, careful way.”

Varnum teamed up with planetary scientists and conducted three experiments. The study, published online in November on a preprint server, is still under review, Varnum said. Two psychologists not involved with this research told The Washington Post that the study’s methods were thorough.

The psychologist and his co-authors “make a critical distinction between reactions to the discovery of extraterrestrial intelligence and finding evidence for microbial life beyond Earth,” said Douglas Vakoch, president of the nonprofit group Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence, who was not part of the study. This work is unusual, he said, as studies past have focused on intelligent life.

In the first experiment in the study, Varnum and his co-authors analyzed how the media covers extraterrestrial discoveries. They looked at five events: the discovery of pulsars in 1967, which were not immediately recognized as natural; Ohio astronomer Jerry Ehman’s detection of the “Wow!” radio signal in 1977 (the signal’s source remains disputed); the 1996 announcement of fossilized microbes in a Martian meteorite; the strange behavior of Tabby’s Star reported in 2015; and 2017’s discoveries of exo-planets that exist within distant habitable zones.

The psychologists fed 15 articles by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Post and others through a program that analyzes written content for positive or negative words. Journalists described these events using words with “positive affect” significantly more frequently.

The researchers also paid online participants to respond to announcements about extraterrestrial microbes. The scientists asked 500 people to describe their reactions to a hypothetical discovery of alien microorganisms.

Respondents also had to predict how humanity at large would react. Like the journalists, people in the study used positive words. There were no characteristics that set responses apart, not a person’s income, ethnicity, political orientation or traits such as neuroticism or agreeableness. But people felt that the rest of the country would be generally less agreeable.

In other words the respondents felt that they personally could handle the news – but the rest of the country would respond negatively.

In a follow-up poll, the researchers presented more than 250 people with a 1996 New York Times article, stripped of its date, reporting evidence of fossilized nano-bacteria in a Martian meteorite.

This was the same meteorite that we reported about a couple of days ago during the Clade X broadcast.

If you recall, the meteorite was a piece of Mars that had been knocked off its home planet and landed in Antarctica. Researchers reported in the journal, Science that they found complex organic molecules in the meteorite and impressions of what they thought looked like tiny cells, among other potential signs of fossilized Martian life.

The claim was so explosive that President Bill Clinton issued a statement, saying, “Like all discoveries, this one will and should continue to be reviewed, examined and scrutinized.” Over years of scrutiny, the claim of fossils in the Mars meteorite was dismissed. The consensus now is that the suggested signs of life were simply natural mineral deposits. The participants in the new study weren’t told that, however.

As a control, another group of participants read a New York Times article about the creation of synthetic life in geneticist Craig Venter’s lab in 2010. Venter and his team created a bacterial genome from scratch and popped it into a cell membrane, essentially forming a new organism.

Participants in both groups described their reactions positively, though the “positivity bias” — the proportion of pleasant to unpleasant words was stronger regarding the fossils.

The results of the tests have concluded that if NASA announced the discovery of alien microbes tomorrow, Americans would react positively.

This test also mirrors the reaction to another test regarding religious beliefs and the announcement of lie in space.

Most people responded that their own religious beliefs could withstand the announcement, but those who are from the charismatic or evangelical churches would struggle with it.

Varnum cautioned that these results do not reflect how the rest of the world might respond. Past research on extraterrestrial civilizations suggest that Americans tended to view aliens in a more black-and-white way than residents of China, for instance, he said. “Chinese participants were able to imagine contact would lead to both risks and benefits,” whereas Americans either thought the discovery would be “all good or all bad, but not both.

I think what is most fascinating here is that psychiatry is preparing for such an event and that they are taking the prospect seriously.

This report has also triggered a follow up report on how the confirmed discovery of alien life would affect the scientific community at large.

While I can conclude that what I see most of the time is a negative response to any and all claims of alien life being found – there is a history of scientists attempting to troll anyone with compelling discoveries which results in a stalling of research.

There is a plan, that has been outlined, which is a blueprint for scientific confirmation if and when it approved as fact.

The search for extraterrestrials takes two broad forms. NASA and other government-funded space agencies are concentrating their search on simple, microscopic life that may have existed or may still exist close to home, on a planet or moon in our solar system. Other scientists search for signs of creatures a bit more like us – beings that may themselves be searching for other intelligent life-forms.

NASA and its European counterparts are weighing options for a space mission to Mars years from now, that would gather samples from the planet and return them to Earth.

A draft document states that any such samples would be treated with the same precautions as the Ebola virus, at least until they were deemed safe. But scientists must first develop a plan to protect this planet from anything they might find.

However, what NASA claims is like reinventing the wheel, since the Viking missions there have been compelling evidence that life may exist on Mars, and back then, NASA and other scientists dismissed the finings as false positives.

NASA has rally just been kicking the cosmic can and have avoided the subject of confirmation in favor of using some mathematic formula t conclude that some yet undiscovered goldilocks planets could yield life. These goldilocks planets are too far away for astronomers to even confirm any proof of alien occupation.

As far as the technocrats are concerned, we are alone in the universe. Earth is the only planet known to be inhabited by life, and humans are the only intelligent beings. We officially have to hear this same statement over and over again and it is waning in its effectiveness – it just appears that there is so much more and the statements by the technocrats send a mixed message to the public.

We are being told that scientists are taking the possibility of extra terrestrials seriously and are looking beyond our planet for evidence of extraterrestrials. However we are also getting the message that they are under no such delusion.

Speaking of delusions — how many psychiatrists today have already deemed patients who claim to have knowledge of extraterrestrial contact delusional?

There are, of course, people who claim to be alien contactees.

There are many who have expressed interest in the possibility of alien experiments carried out at Area 51. There is that mysterious UFO crash landing in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947, crop circles in England and mutilated cows in Colorado – all topics that I have covered extensively over 20 years.

I can promise you that if and when life out there is announced, none of these topics will be addressed – they will be the least of the priorities by the government.

It would only harden the resolve of those who seek disclosure which has now become the political arm of those who want answers about the government cover up of an alien humanity issue that has existed 70 years.

In a recent poll, one in four Americans said they believed the planet has already been visited by extraterrestrials. There are of course, others that have relegated aliens to the realm of fiction, and UFO sightings are simply hoaxes or events that have some unknown but natural explanation.

That doesn’t mean alien life couldn’t be real and it certainly does not negate the fact that confirmation is not out of the question as some scientists and even psychologists are preparing for the inevitability of a planet wide shock therapy.