MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
The skies are active again, but this time the whole affair has a familiar ring to it. There have been scores of science fiction movies and even television shows that have taken us through the Technicolor ritual of an alien invasion.
In many movies that deal with the idea of invasion, we simply see the aliens attack unprovoked or without rhyme or reason significantly painting a picture of vulnerability on the part of the inhabitants of earth and its various military installations.
In this context, the existence (or potential existence) of unidentified flying objects or aliens films and television series like the X-Files capture the imagination of both sci-fi movie-going audiences and policymakers. For moviegoers, the aliens have always been mirrors into societal fears. For policymakers, they allow a form of predictive programming where theoretical instances of conflict can be rehearsed and programmed into people which can be applied politically, with an international perspective.
The alien invader is a substitution for the Russians, the Chinese, or even the Nazis or Communists of yesteryear. Alien movies are horror movies that can be seen as a form of politicized fiction. Ousting another state as an enemy may not be the most effective means, but a fictional threat serves an indicator to a slew of likelihoods in society.
There have been several movies that try to avoid the typical or cliché meme shaping of the proxy alien bogeyman as a substitution for real world terrorists or world power threats.
These films have taken a serious approach to how governments of the world would truly react to first contact and how there would have to be protocols involved that governments would have adhered to so that we as a planet can avoid any apocalyptic outcomes.
When The New York Times broke the story about the Department of Defense Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, the media and the Pentagon awkwardly determined the $22 million dollar program devoted to UFO studies had been shut down after 12 years of investigation.
It is now being reported that this is not the case and that the program itself has been reorganized and is now under a different classified name.
This means that the Department of Defense is mining a great deal of information from military pilots that claim to have had close encounters. They are still investigating what are known as QUEUE reports or “queried unverified event under evaluation,” reports, in which pilots and other personnel who had reported encounters were interviewed about their experiences.
The “unidentified aerial phenomena” claimed to have been seen by pilots and other military personnel appeared vastly more advanced than those in American or foreign arsenals. In some cases they maneuvered so unusually and so fast that they seemed to defy the laws of physics, according to multiple sources directly involved in or briefed on the effort and a review of unclassified Defense Department and congressional documents.
The information that has been chosen for public view has also shown that the QUEUE reports document cases where not one but many of these UO’s or Unknown objects have been seen over the oceans of our planet, just observing and then vanishing.
Reports from non-military civilians in 2017 and now into 2018 have increased and while the bright lights of one mistaken aircraft may trigger a panic – there are certainly stories of what appear to be many UFO’s or aerial anomalies that have been observed that defy explanation.
Many of these sightings have been documented as being seen over large areas, from Russia to New Zealand – in synchronized fashion, meaning that the size and speed of whatever is out there is most certainly eyeing the planet for some reason.
On the evening of March 8th, 1994, police departments around West Michigan were getting calls inquiring about the strange lights that people were seeing in the sky. Several callers reported the U.F.O.; it was even reported to be observed on radar.
These lights were not just seen by a few, there are reports of over 350 witnesses, including police officers. Some reports tell of a phone call to the National Weather Service and the objects showing up on their radar screen. One object was said to move 20 miles in 10 seconds time.
These sightings terrified Residents of Holland, Michigan. Calls to Police dispatch and the weather service were released eventually and the reports were compelling.
The UFO sightings and subsequent calls came in a frenzy on March 8, 1994 as these mysterious objects in the sky were described as flickering Christmas lights moving in frenetic fashion. Callers, almost second-guessing themselves at times, asked about low-flying planes, military activity and just about anything else they could think of.
The reported UFO sightings grabbed national headlines, served as chatter for late night talk shows, radio shows, and even had its own History Channel special in 2008. While it’s had its fair share of attention in 23 years, the incident remains one of Michigan’s most head-scratching, unsolved mysteries.
On September 6th, 2001, 3 days prior to the September 11th 2001 attacks, there was a major UFO sighting over Carteret New Jersey. Unidentified objects appeared as lights in a huge V-type formation moving silently through the air over the Arthur Kill Waterway (just South of Newark International Airport). The event was witnessed by hundreds of onlookers, including police officers and a church reverend, the sighting was reported the next day by every major news organization. People that had experienced the sighting actually felt that it was similar to a religious experience.
A similar event took place December 10th, 2016. A mysterious pattern of lights, accompanied by a rather ominous hum, was spotted across large swathes of the United States that night. The sightings had people alarmed and reports came in from Illinois to as far as Utah.
Local media across the US began receiving reports and video footage of what appeared to be, and sounded like, aircraft flying in formation. However, the sheer size of the visible phenomenon fuelled wild speculation online.
Theories ranged from military planes, presumed to be C-17s or C-130s, flying in formation. Some observers had notes that the aircraft were bigger and moving in ways that did not look like regular or even military aircraft.
The FAA, Shaw Air Force Base, McEntire Joint National Guard Base, Columbia Metropolitan Airport all denied any knowledge of or involvement in the sightings.
On February 27th, 2018, WITI Television, FOX6 in Milwaukee, WI reported at 4:43 AM that their tower cameras had spotted a number of strange light anomalies in the sky over the city. Once again the sighting showed what appeared to be several UFO’s converging in the sky and with no explanation from the airport or the military.
For the record, something similar was captured by one of the FOX6 tower cams on Wednesday morning, Feb. 21. Around 5:27 a.m. One photographer had speculated that what was seen were seagulls, however there was no definitive proof the seagulls were responsible for the UFO sightings and so the whole affair remains a mystery.
Meanwhile, something strange hovered in the sky just a few miles from the Pentagon, According to witnesses it appeared to rotate and then morph into a group of glowing objects that split apart.
It has now been a week into the month of March and we are now seeing strange lights, fireballs and hearing loud booms all over the globe.
Residents of the Russian Urals have reported colorful fireball lighting up the night sky before hearing loud booms. The fiery object is said to have emitted red, yellow and orange light as it was falling. At first the anomaly looked like it was under intelligent control, but then began its descent.
The glowing object was clearly visible from the city of Ekaterinburg in the Sverdlovsk region, as well as near-by towns and communities Tuesday night.
Numerous people along the coast of Washington state and in Oregon first reported to be a UFO plane crash Wednesday night. The light pulsed causing daylight conditions for a moment and then a very loud explosion followed.
Most scientists and meteorologists reported that it could have been a bolide meteor.
However, it is also interesting to note that this massive explosion comes on the heels of an investigation into a very large and fast UFO that was detected over Oregon State and was tracked by both Oakland and Seattle Airport.
Military jets were scrambled in order to intercept the strange aircraft, so far there is no word as to what the military found that day.
Science is always quick to pronounce that major events in the sky are easily explained away with nature. While it is counterintuitive to say that all things that fall from the sky are UFO’s piloted by extraterrestrial intelligence it is commonplace that in science, the framing of scientific problems is culturally contingent on the history and social context of the problem under study. This is surely true – when it comes to the explanation of UFOs. The question remains: to what extent does the cultural, social and political web in which scientific problems occur, influence the selection of research problems?
The Department of Defense has taken very seriously the implications of what UFO’s mean to national security with their study.
We can speculate that there are other programs that other agencies – perhaps, the CIA, perhaps, the individual military branches, the Air Force, the Navy – could likely have their own.
Scientists, military officials and amateur unidentified flying object investigators, often called UFOlogists have clashed almost since the start of the modern flying saucer era, which began in 1947 when aviator Kenneth Arnold spotted what he claimed were nine silver flying discs in the Cascade Mountains of Washington.
But make no mistake, the UFO or saucer era has always been taken seriously by government officials, military and scientists who have from the beginning analyzed our chances of first contact and how to react as a planet if and when first contact decides to happen in a very public way.
The idea of invasion protocols have often interested me since I first learned of the Brookings Report and how the US government needs to understand the impact of the revelation that we are not alone and that advanced civilizations are watching us and that there is plenty of evidence, like artifacts on Mars and Venus that would attest to these facts.
In the 1960’s, there was a plan devised by the U.S. Government to have in place a conspiracy of denial with regards to the possibility that a new space program would discover the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe. This plan, provided by the Brookings Institute, was completed in December of 1960 and pointed out the very real fear of social disintegration if humanity discovered in its cosmic sojourn proof of extra-terrestrial life.
The Brookings Report was very clear when it suggested that “anthropological files contain many examples of societies sure of their place in the universe which have disintegrated when they had to associate with previously unfamiliar societies espousing different societies in different ways.”
Needless to say, the technocratic guardians of intelligence suggested that if the U.S. space program found evidence of alien life or technology, it would be advisable to withhold that information.
People who demand disclosure say they are ready for the truth and the civilizations of Earth already know or have faith there is life in space and depending on what stories you have heard, the relationship between mankind and the exobiological entities should be a beneficial one.
The idea of alien disclosure has been the overwhelming topic of discussion in the many forums provided by late night talk, and writers of speculative fiction. Somewhere there seems to be this overwhelming idea that we are somehow on the brink of discovering that we are not alone.
While the standard profile of aliens as peaceful angelic like beings is in the public consciousness, we may be in denial of a repetitive scenario of alien infestation, obsession, and possession of humans. With all of the conditioning mechanisms in place that indicate that an alien threat has arrived, perhaps we need to be careful.
Now there are many in science who are opening up about the subject of extraterrestrials and even political officials are disclosing and confirming that they have an interest in getting to the bottom of the whole UFO thing and whether or not we are ready to receive them if they plan to pay us a call.
We know that many disclosure groups that are very popular want to assure us that aliens or advanced extraterrestrials will have the characteristics of an Avon lady or Amway salesmen, showing us a variety of goodies that will make us all happy and cure our social ills.
This is most certainly not a practical or even a smart way to look at aliens; in fact, it certainly is dangerous to think that aliens in all cases have our best interest at heart.
As I was reading over lists of possible materials regarding protocols established for the receiving of aliens, I stumbled upon a very interesting assessment of how we should approach the first contact issue and what we can observe and determine about the intent of possible aliens or extraterrestrials.
Protocols were first drawn up in 1979 to help scientists in the United States and the Soviet Union share information about any potential intercepted communications or direct contacts.
In a review of the science and speculations about extraterrestrials, published as “Xenology: An Introduction to the Scientific Study of Extraterrestrial Life, Intelligence and Civilization” in 1979, the author and scientist Robert Freitas described a purported military briefing in Washington, D.C., in 1950 that outlined potential U.S. military responses to alien contact.
The supposed military plan, which became known as “Seven Phases to Contact,” was first reported in a 1967 book on UFOs by the American broadcaster and UFO researcher Frank Edwards.
After reading the protocols, I wanted to share with you a particular guideline that I found interesting; in fact, I found it to be quite informative on what the planetary attitude should be if we are contacted by aliens.
The segment reads:
“It must be granted that solar systems may be sitting ducks unless they are armed to the teeth and constantly maintained on alert status for evidence of hostile intruders. Alien invaders may lie in ambush for years, decades, or even centuries, unseen, patiently monitoring the radio and other emissions of the target system and learning all about them — and calling in reinforcements. Small reconnaissance probes could be fired through the system to collect vast quantities of data without detection.
The erstwhile conquerors could choose the time, place, and manner of attack exactly, calculated best to destroy the defenders. Even the most careful of military preparations might not prove adequate to fend off such an onslaught. In the final analysis, any contacted planet will be at the mercy of its visitors.
From this we may draw two basic conclusions. First, if the contactor arrives at a surprisingly inconvenient time, supported by an armada of escorts and other unknown vessels, the contactee should expect trouble. Unfortunately, there is little it can do, and unless it maintains a powerful military force of its own it probably will fall prey to the invaders. If the contactor arrives in a single ship or among a very small group of vessels, chances are excellent that he has not come to fight.
Any society capable of crossing interstellar space with a few starships could always find the resources to send more. If attack is the plan, there is no need to send in a few scouts for information that can be obtained more safely, cheaply, and surreptitiously.”– Xenology: An Introduction to the Scientific Study of Extraterrestrial Life, Intelligence, and Civilization, Robert A. Freitas Jr. 1979
This attitude may not be popular with the UFO groups that see the aliens as saviors.
I do believe that it is necessary to consider what is being proposed.
The biggest question about aliens isn’t whether they’ll overwhelm us with their superior technology and subdue the human population. What could they possibly want from us they can’t get anywhere else? Most of the resources on Earth are available in space.
Historian and alien threat researcher David Jacobs has also said “We have been invaded. It is not an occupation but it is an invasion. At present we can do little or nothing to stop it.”
If we are witnessing the invasion now, it is important to understand that we are incapable of understanding everything about what is happening around us.