ANP 2018: Living in the Post-Disclosure World- SPEAKERS
June 30, 2018, Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, Surrey, BC
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June 30, 2018, Vancouver, BC
Stephen Bassett is the executive director of Paradigm Research Group, founded in 1996 to end a government imposed embargo on the truth behind the so-called “UFO” phenomenon. Stephen has spoken to audiences around the world about the implications of formal “Disclosure” by world governments of an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race. He has given over 1,000 radio and television interviews, and PRG’s advocacy work has been extensively covered by national and international media.
In 2013 PRG produced a “Citizen Hearing on Disclosure” at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. On November 5, 2014, PRG launched a Congressional Hearing/Political Initiative seeking the first hearings on Capitol Hill since 1968 regarding the extraterrestrial presence issue and working to see that issue included in the ongoing presidential campaign.
PRG has assisted numerous organizations and initiatives working to 1) raise public awareness of both the extraterrestrial presence and the truth embargo, 2) convene open congressional hearings to take government and agency witness testimony, and 3) incite the political media to appropriately cover the attendant issues. There can be only one outcome to the Disclosure advocacy movement – the formal acknowledgment of the extraterrestrial presence by world governments.
LECTURE: Approaching the Post-Disclosure World: Asymmetry, Entropy, Psychopathology, and the Collective Imperative
Mr. Bassett will take a somewhat complex and novel approach to what must follow Disclosure and why this approach would work. He will explain what we are really up against – the good, the bad and the ugly. It won’t be pretty, but it might be inspiring.
Over the next 18 months, he had many sightings of large objects and small (monitor) objects in the area. He spent countless days in the area photographing a series of strange objects and interviewing hundreds of witnesses who were involved.
His research has focused on the actions of the President of the United States in the UFO problem. He has made 25+ trips to the National Archives in Washington D.C., and most of the various Presidential archives around the country looking for presidential UFO material.
He has lectured widely in Canada, Europe, and the United States on numerous subjects including the Canadian government’s early investigations into flying saucers, UFO disclosure politics, the Rockefeller UFO Initiative, the Presidential UFO connection, the consciousness link to UFOs, and recent research that indicates that the force behind the UFO phenomena is carrying out a plan of disclosure as to what UFOs are and why they are here.
He was awarded the International Researcher of the Year at the 2012 Leeds UFO conference, and the Researcher of the Year at the 2013 International UFO Congress in Phoenix Arizona.
He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada where he works full time on the UFO mystery.
LECTURE: Managing Magic: The Latest on the Possible US Government UFO Disclosure Plan
Grant Cameron will discuss the 70-year program by the United States government to slowly acclimatize the public to the fact that we are being interacted by UFOs and the intelligence behind the phenomena.
The lecture will go back to 1947 and provide examples through the years, showing that those that control the UFO secrets are gradually leaking the story of an off-world intelligence to the public. The lecture will also look at the latest developments in the Pentagon UFO program, AATIP, as exposed in the New York Times in December 2017.
Finally, there will be a review of the four components of evidence that has been gathered so far 1) Reports produced on UAPs and possible propulsion 2) Recovered UAP metals 3) Videos of UAPs captured by the military and 4) Work being done with experiencers who have been injured by the phenomena.
Tom Danheiser is the Senior Producer for the Nationally Syndicated Coast To Coast AM Radio Program. Tom is a native Californian who started out his radio and TV career as a big band DJ. He went on to work at a number of Los Angeles radio stations including KABC, KLOS, KSPN, and Radio Disney, and joined Premiere Radio Networks in 2002, where he produced the network radio show The Motorized World Of Leon Kaplan.
He has produced pilots for the Sci-Fi Television Network, served as Associate Producer for the Suzy Orman TV Show, and is the Executive Producer of the Gaiam internet-based TV program Beyond Belief.
In 2016, Tom founded Danheiser/Wagner Entertainment where he does Voice Over, announces, produces live events, and writes, produces, and directs live stage shows; bringing radio to stage. Tom’s interests include going to hockey games, taking drives in his convertible while listening to music, hanging out with his dog Freddy, and going to the shooting range.
He is a big supporter of our veterans and in 2014 produced a charity CD with all proceeds going to Veteran’s hospitals around the U.S.; the CD currently lives on Amazon and is called Holiday Magic Coast Style.
Richard Dolan is one of the world’s leading researchers and writers on the subject of UFOs, and believes that they constitute the greatest mystery of our time. For nearly three decades, Richard has been a dedicated student of all things related to UFOs, steadily expanding his interests within that topic from his initial focus on government documents and the cover-up.
He is the author of several books including the definitive, two-volumes of history, UFOs and the National Security State, both ground-breaking works which together provide the most factually complete and accessible narrative of the UFO subject available anywhere. He also co-authored a speculative book about the future, A.D. After Disclosure, the first-ever analysis not only of how UFO secrecy might end, but of the all-important question: what happens next? Other works by Richard include UFOs for the 21st Century Mind, the best single-volume study of UFOs in recent years, as well as his ‘Richard Dolan Lecture Series’ booklets.
Prior to his interest in UFOs, Richard completed his graduate work at the University of Rochester, where he studied U.S. Cold War strategy, European history, and international diplomacy. Before that, he had studied at Alfred University and Oxford University, and had been a finalist for a Rhodes scholarship.
Today, there is no aspect of the phenomenon Richard won’t study. He continues to look forward to exploring this topic in all its depth, a topic he believes opens our doors of perception, challenging us to see the world differently and more clearly.
Richard hosts a weekly radio show, The Richard Dolan Show, on KGRA radio, and a frequent guest on Coast-to-Coast AM Radio. He is currently featured on several television series and documentaries, including Ancient Aliens, Hangar One: The UFO Files and Close Encounters.
LECTURE: The Greatest Revolution: Learning We Are Not Alone
Everyone knows we live in revolutionary times. Even so, an open recognition of UFOs will probably put all other revolutions in the shade. This is something that very well may happen sooner than we think. The implications will affect every aspect of our lives: technology, energy, social cohesion, politics, economics/finance, spirituality, and the core of our existence. Acknowledging a full lifetime of lies, secrecy, and coverup will be big enough, but where will human society go from there? Historian Richard Dolan has been writing about these questions for years. Based on what we confidently know about the UFO phenomenon itself, the secrecy response by human elites worldwide, current developments in the UFO field, and the current status of our civilization, he will provide his latest insights into the likely repercussions of “disclosure.”
Jonny Enoch is the founder of MetaphysicalSource.com, a clinical hypnotherapist, lecturer, and writer from Vancouver, BC, Canada. Not only has he been researching extraterrestrial phenomena and esoteric subjects for over 20 years, but after witnessing a series of unexplainable events while growing up, his search for answers has led him on adventures all over the world. This includes interviewing ET contactees, whistleblowers, and UFO witnesses.
His cutting-edge investigation reveals an intelligent blueprint found within our ancient religions and symbolism while exploring quantum physics, the multiverse, and ET contactee testimonials. His work demonstrates that we have been visited by advanced civilizations all throughout human history and that we are a hybrid species. In his numerous travels to megalithic sites, he has discovered evidence for giants, advanced machining, ancient cataclysms, and more.
With his fascination of the human mind, Jonny spends most of his free time studying consciousness as a non-local awareness. This includes interviewing Near Death Experience survivors and case studies. To find out more about why the public hasn’t made contact with extraterrestrials, he flew out to Puerto Rico to meet with researchers at one of the largest radio telescopes in the world at the Arecibo Observatory.
Jonny’s ground-breaking research has also been featured in numerous interviews, articles and has been well received at conferences. His goal is to prepare the public for full disclosure and create a peaceful future that includes space exploration and the development of consciousness based sciences.
Currently, he is a featured speaker on the Ancient Mysteries tour of Egypt. He is also writing a book on Advanced Civilizations and Ancient Consciousness Technologies.
LECTURE: The Cosmic Origins of Civilization: Humanity Awakens to the ET Presence- Again!
In this exciting presentation, Jonny Enoch will reveal the cosmic blueprint for civilization hidden in our ancient histories, religions, and sciences. He will also explore modern day ET encounters and UFO sightings. With cutting-edge new research based on his interviews with contactees, clinical hypnotherapy sessions, and the investigation of megalithic sites around the world, Jonny will delve into many fascinating subjects. This includes great cosmological mysteries, the secret origins of humanity, and antediluvian civilizations.
Did our ancestors have encounters with highly advanced extraterrestrials that seeded life on our planet? Are these interactions ongoing? Are we a hybrid species with an encoded message in our DNA? If aliens are real, why haven’t we heard from them yet? Find out the answers to all these questions and more. The future of humanity is now and disclosure is here.
George Noory, host of the nationally syndicated radio program, Coast to Coast AM, says if he weren’t a national radio talk show host he’d be in politics. Heard by millions of listeners, Coast To Coast AM airs on approximately 564 stations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Guam.
Noory captivates program listeners with his discussions of paranormal phenomena, time travel, UFOs, conspiracies and all things curious and unexplained. He is driven, he has said, by the desire to solve the great mysteries of our time. From his first days as a radio broadcaster he says, “I’ve wanted to cover stories that the mainstream media never touch—the unusual, the paranormal and things like that. I learned that broadcast was the best business for exploring these issues, and I’ve been doing it for 33 years.”
He dates his interest in these matters to a book by Walter Sullivan, We Are Not Alone, that his mother gave him when he was 13. He was hooked.
In December 2012, GAIAM TV launched “Beyond Belief with George Noory,” a new TV show exploring the unknown and mysteries of the universe. The one-hour, weekly series features Noory’s informative, investigative and dynamic conversations, as well as some of his favorite guests from the radio program. Noory has also appeared on the History Channel’s Ancient Aliens, SYFY, The Larry King Show and numerous others.
He was born, raised and educated in Detroit. He has three children and six grandchildren. He served nine years in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
Daniel Sheehan is an in-demand lecturer and consultant who expertly shares wisdom and insights gleaned from his extraordinary career of pioneering human rights activism and cutting-edge social psychology education.
He is a Harvard-educated constitutional lawyer and social ethics scholar involved with many high-profile civil rights and social justice cases of the past five decades. Mr. Sheehan’s long and impressive resume includes work on important issues such as women’s rights, nuclear industry regulation, Native Peoples’ rights, education, and governmental reform and accountability.
He has served as chief counsel in numerous historically-significant cases such as the Nixon Pentagon Papers, The Iran-Contra Affair, Karen Silkwood and the Three Mile Island Nuclear Disaster. He is the 20-year President and Chief Counsel of the Washington, D.C.-based Christic Institute and served as the Director of The Strategic Initiative to Identify The New Paradigm project of the Gorbachev Institute’s State of the World Forum.
He is the founder and Director of the New Paradigm Institute based in Berkeley, CA and The Oscar Romero Institute in Santa Cruz, CA, and lead Counsel of the Lakota People’s Law Project in Bismarck, ND.
LECTURE: Disclosure and Social Psychology- The Quest to Identify The New Paradigm
American public interest trial attorney and Constitutional scholar Daniel Sheehan will present his University of California-taught “Relationship of The New Paradigm Worldview to The Octave of Traditional Human Worldviews” – and will then apply this tool of sociological analysis to important recent events in the Disclosure Movement.
This presentation explores the relationship between the Quest to Identify The New Paradigm; The U.S. Pentagon’s “Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program” and the To The Stars Academy. Is The UFO Phenomenon evidence of a ‘threat’ to our human species posed by Extra-Terrestrial Life?
Victor Viggiani (Event Emcee) is the News Director of Zland Communications, an international news service. His study of anomalous aerial phenomenon, research and analysis of extraterrestrial issues spans over 30 years. His experience involves UFO sightings report investigation, academic and radio journalism with a primary focus on UFO/ET government Disclosure.
Victor has addressed the media and audiences in Sydney and Brisbane Australia, Washington D.C., at the Washington D.C. National Press Club, CBC and CTV Toronto television news programs and at Convocation Hall University of Toronto. Victor is a co-host on the Richard Syrett Show on AM 740 Radio in Toronto.
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The Day After Roswell: A Former Pentagon Official Reveals the U.S. Government’s Shocking UFO Cover-Up
A breathtaking exposé that reads like a thriller, The Day After Roswell is a stunning depiction of just what happened in Roswell, New Mexico all those years ago and how the effects of this mysterious unidentified aircraft crash are still relevant today.
A former member of President Eisenhower’s National Security Council and the Foreign Technology Desk in the United States Army, Colonel Philip J. Corso was assigned to work at a strange crash site in Roswell in 1947. He had no idea that his work there would change his life and the course of history forever. Only in his fascinating memoir can you discover how he helped removed alien artifacts from the site and used them to help improve much of the technology the Army uses today, such as circuit chips, fiber optics, and more.
Laying bare the United States government’s shocking role in the Roswell incident—what was found, the cover-up, and more—The Day After Roswell is an extraordinary memoir that not only forces us to reconsider the past, but also our role in the universe.
Many think the government is about to disclose what it knows about UFOs. Many think the government is doing everything in its power to keep the UFO reality a secret. The truth is those who control the UFO secret are doing neither. The secret keepers are gradually disclosing this information, via an acclimatization process, based on advice given by military think tanks that have looked at the issue. Through the extraordinary accounts in this book, the reader will: -Learn how long the disclosure effort has been going on and how this secrecy plan has been carried out. -Get a revelation of the 14 magicians in charge of this secrecy. – Find out who the 5 Messiahs are, the ones chosen to carry out the disclosure message. – Learn the 64 reasons that led United States presidents to keep the UFO information secret. – Discover what WikiLeaks has revealed about UFOs. – Learn of the latest disclosure effort by rocker Tom DeLonge. -Become aware of a US president that was abducted. – Understand the story of “Trump the Aliens.” – Gain insight on Trump’s UFO briefing. – Learn about the eight possible disclosure efforts being run at the present time including the disclosure of a portal.
For beginners and experienced researchers alike, historian Richard Dolan covers the full range of this incredibly complex topic in his uniquely engaging style. He offers fresh insights on everything connected to UFOs: ancient aliens, modern encounters, abductions, channelers, the politics and cover-up, the black budget world, the bizarre science, the social dimensions (read YouTube and Facebook), the future, and much more. Toward that end, Dolan gives practical insights on how to distinguish and investigate UFOs in today’s world, where we are flooded with claims and videos and data of all types. In addition, as one of ufology’s pioneers in the deep analysis of the cover-up, he offers an original perspective on how it all works and why the cover-up, despite being so entrenched and insidious, is nevertheless bound to end. He also writes on the nature of contact, speculating on who these “Others” might be. Finally, Dolan takes the reader through the “weird science” of UFOs, covering everything from propulsion to spacetime to consciousness and more. UFOs for the 21st Century Mind is a roadmap pointing the way forward in a field filled with uncertainty and obfuscation. In so doing, it is set to reposition an ancient phenomenon into a contemporary state of mind, reminding you just why the greatest mystery of our time is also one of the most important.
Richard M. Dolan is a gifted historian whose study of U.S. Cold War strategy led him to the broader context of increased security measures and secrecy since World War II. One aspect of such government policies that has continued to hold the public’s imagination for over half a century is the question of unidentified flying objects.
UFOs and the National Security State is the first volume of a two-part detailed chronological narrative of the national security dimensions of the UFO phenomenon from 1941 to the present. Working from hundreds of declassified records and other primary and secondary sources, Dolan centers his investigation on the American military and intelligence communities, demonstrating that they take UFOs seriously indeed.
Included in this volume are the activities of more than fifty military bases relating to UFOs, innumerable violations of sensitive airspace by unknown craft and analyses of the Roswell controversy, the CIA-sponsored Robertson Panel, and the Condon Committee Report. Dolan highlights the development of civilian anti-secrecy movements, which flourished in the 1950s and 1960s until the adoption of an official government policy and subsequent “closing of the door” during the Nixon administration.
This is the 2nd volume in Richard Dolan’s series, “UFOs and the National Security State,” which covers the UFO phenomenon from the 1940s to the present day. Volume 2, “The Cover-Up Exposed, 1973-1991,” analyzes the UFO sightings, politics, and research that occurred during the last two decades of the cold war. Working from archival sources, professional journals, and his own investigations, Dolan describes UFO encounters worldwide, demonstrating that the phenomenon is global, and the result of advanced technology. Many cases involved sensitive military airspace.
These include intrusions over U.S. air bases; attempts to intercept a UFO over Tehran; the landing of an unknown object near two airbases in Britain; large boomerang-shaped craft near New York City; unexplained triangular craft seen throughout the U.S. and Europe; strange objects in Earth orbit seen by Soviet and American astronauts; and encounters with UFOs from around the world. Dolan also studies “UFO politics,” describes the black-budget connection, and provides a geopolitical analysis to explain the whys and hows of UFO secrecy. Finally, he provides a history of UFO research. He recreates the discussions and debates concerning alien abductions, animal mutilations, intelligence community infiltration into UFO research, the controversial MJ-12 documents, the Gulf Breeze controversy, reverse engineering of alien technology, crop circles, and more. Dolan also studies the effect of such new technologies as the Internet on UFO research.
This is a complete history of the phenomenon, the secrecy, and the response by researchers who sought to understand the mystery. Behind it all is the backdrop of a world in technological, economic, and political transformation. This book takes the reader through a turning point in the history of the UFO phenomenon, as well as the history of the modern world.
Veteran ufologist Good doesn’t mince words in this hefty international expose of hush-hush government involvement in UFO research: not only are UFOs real spacecraft, he asserts, but the USA may even have saucers & aliens secretly on ice. Moreover, he presents a warehouse of documentation–much of it anecdotal–to support his case. As a frontline buttress to Good’s claims, England’s former Chief of Defense Staff, Lord Hill-Norton, offers a spirited foreword crying “cover-up” on the part of world governments. Good’s dossier persuasively backs up this charge with a rundown–beefed up by info obtained via the Freedom of Information Act–on a horde of UFO encounters, government responses, & both open & clandestine state investigations into UFOs. First England, then assorted lands including China & the USSR, then the US come under his scrutiny; altho many of the encounters–e.g., the alleged recovery of alien bodies from crashed craft in Socorro, NM, in 1947 and in Aztec, NM, in 1948–are familiar, the sheer quantity of UFO sightings recounted here astounds. Particularly intriguing is Good’s discussion of astronauts’ reports–ranging from Mercury astronaut Donald Slayton’s statement of spotting something that “looked like a saucer, a disk” while testing a P-51 jet fighter to a credulity-stretching report that has ham-radio buffs picking up Apollo 11 calling Mission Control during the 1969 lunar landing & saying, “I’m telling you there are other spacecraft out there…they’re on the moon watching us.” More weighty, however, is Good’s dogged tracking of the CIA & NSA’s monitoring & suppression of UFO research–suppression mirrored in other countries (e.g., in Brazil via a Sao Paulo State directive forbidding media “to divulge UFO reports without the prior censorship of the Brazilian Air Force”). There’s no smoking gun here, but enough circumstantial evidence to convince that governments have, and are, withholding important data about UFOs.
Steven M. Greer
The Biggest Lie in History is about to be Shattered. UFOs are real. In late June of 1947, three extraterrestrial craft were downed outside Roswell Air Force Base. Many more followed, revealing dozens of ET species and a Rosetta Stone to a new physics an energy generation and propulsion system responsible for interstellar space ravel. This new system could have easily replaced oil, gas, coal, nuclear plants and with them, the entire geo-political and economic order on our planet — only a cabal of bankers, the Military Industrial Complex, and Big Oil stopped it. We’ve been lied to. And now, 70 years after Roswell the witnesses to that lie have come forward to testify in a MUST-READ book that will shock the world.
Steven M. Greer
For the first time ever, over five dozen top-secret military,government, intelligence and corporate witnesses to secret projects tell their true stories which disclose the greatest covert program in world history. This explosive testimony by actual government insiders proves that UFOs are real, that some are of extraterrestrial origin and that super-secret programs have energy and propulsion technologies that will enable humanity to begin a new civilization – a civilization without pollution, without poverty – a civilization capable of traveling among the stars. This is not just a story about UFOs, ETs and secret projects: It is the story of how 50 years of human evolution have been deferred and how these secret projects contain the real solution to the world energy crisis, the environmental crisis and world poverty.
The reality of UFO incursions at American nuclear weapons facilities has been convincingly established. Hundreds of U.S. military veterans now openly discuss these ominous incidents and thousands of declassified government documents substantiate their revelations. Over the past four decades, renowned researcher Robert Hastings has interviewed more than 150 of those veterans regarding their involvement in these astounding cases. On September 27, 2010, CNN live-streamed his UFOs and Nukes press conference in Washington D.C. during which former U.S. Air Force officers described numerous nuclear missiles mysteriously malfunctioning moments after a disc-shaped craft was observed hovering near their underground launch silos. That shocking episode, in March 1967, was merely the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
Documented UFO activity occurred at a plutonium processing plant in Washington State as early as January 1945, months prior to the atomic bombings in Japan. Another incident, in October 2010, involved one missile base in Wyoming being unable to communicate with several of its missile launch control capsules just as a huge cigar-shaped craft slowly flew over them. Significantly, documents smuggled out of Russia in the 1990s confirm that Soviet nukes were also the focus of UFO interest during the Cold War era. On one occasion, in October 1982, a number of missiles temporarily activated for launch, as terrified officers attempted to disrupt the unauthorized count-down. After 15 seconds, the anomaly terminated and the equipment returned to standby status. While this was taking place, an enormous disc silently hovered over the base. In short, the evidence presented in UFOs & Nukes makes clear that humans’ deadliest weapons have been, since their development and use during World War II, under intense scrutiny by still-unidentified observers possessing tremendously advanced technology. Given these disclosures, it seems evident that the UFO-Nukes Connection is highly significant and perhaps even the key reason these mysterious aerial craft have appeared in our skies over the past seven decades.
Exposing perceived fault lines in our banking and financial systems and explaining how unemployment could be cut in half in two years and worldwide prosperity restored, this book argues the existence of exotic energy sources to replace fossil fuels and consequently recommends an immediate end to fracking and offshore drilling for oil. It further urges an immediate worldwide mobilization to replace the energy source in every car, truck, tractor, ship, airplane, and house on Earth in seven years in a desperate effort to save the planet from further overheating. The book blasts government secrecy, and more than 65 years of supposed lies and disinformation, and demands full disclosure of what they know about visitors from other realms and their technology and the extent of their collaboration, including any treaties that may have been signed by them. With more than 65 years of participation in and observation of political and economic systems—beginning with the Great Depression, extending through World War II, the postwar era of hope for a better life, the Cold War, the subjugation of democracy by oligarchy, and the subtle but continuous militarization of America—Paul T. Hellyer analyzes what he believes has gone wrong with the world and its economy and suggests radical measures to introduce a universal culture of peace and cooperation.
An Air Force major is ordered to approach a brilliant UFO in his Phantom jet over Tehran. He repeatedly attempts to engage and fire on unusual objects heading right toward his aircraft, but his missile control is locked and disabled. Witnessed from the ground, this dogfight becomes the subject of a secret report by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency.
In Belgium, an Air Force colonel investigates a series of widespread sightings of unidentified triangular objects, and he sends F-16s to attempt a closer look. Many hundreds of eyewitnesses, including on-duty police officers, file reports, and a spectacular photograph of an unidentifiable craft is retrieved and analyzed.
Here at home, a retired chief of the FAA’s Accidents and Investigations Division reveals the agency’s response to a thirty-minute encounter between an aircraft and a gigantic UFO over Alaska, which occurred during his watch and is documented on radar.
Now all three of these distinguished men have written breathtaking, firsthand accounts about these extraordinary incidents. They are joined by Air Force generals and a host of high-level sources—including Fife Symington III, former governor of Arizona, and Nick Pope, former head of the British Defence Ministry’s UFO Investigative Unit—who have agreed to write their own detailed, personal stories about UFO encounters and investigations for the first time.
They are coming forward now because of Leslie Kean, an investigative reporter who has spent the last ten years studying the still unexplained UFO phenomenon. Kean reviewed hundreds of government documents, aviation reports, radar data, and case studies with corroborating physical evidence. She carefully examined scientifically analyzed photographs and interviewed dozens of high-level officials and aviation witnesses from around the world. With the support of former White House chief of staff John Podesta, Kean draws on her research to separate fact from fiction and to lift the veil on decades of U.S. government misinformation. Throughout, she presents irrefutable evidence that unknown flying objects—metallic, luminous, and seemingly able to maneuver in ways that defy the laws of physics—actually exist.
No one yet knows what these objects are, even though they affect aviation safety and possibly national security. The phenomenon has been officially acknowledged by numerous foreign governments. For these reasons and many others, Kean concludes that the UFO problem must be more widely recognized and ultimately solved through an unbiased scientific investigation. The material presented throughout this landmark book is sobering, unflinching, and undeniably awe-inspiring, and moves us toward a goal of properly addressing this worldwide mystery.
It is readily acknowledged that our time has surpassed all epochs in history for the accumulation of technical knowledge, physical power over our environment, and economic might. It is less often pointed out, however, that our age has generated, and continues to generate, mythical material almost unparalleled in quantity and quality in the rich records of human imagination. More precisely, people have very frequently reported the observation of wonderful aerial objects, variously designated as flying saucers, unidentified flying objects (UFOs), and so on; among these narratives descriptions of landings made by these craft are commonplace; and that quite a few accounts purport to inform us of the physical characteristics, the psychological behaviour, and the motivation of their occupants. But investigators have neglected to recognize one important perspective of the phenomenon: the fact that beliefs identical to those held today have recurred throughout recorded history and under forms best adapted to the believer’s country, race, and social regime.
If we take a wide sample of this historical material, we find that it is organized around one central theme: visitation by an aerial people from one or more remote, legendary countries. The names and attributes vary, but the main idea clearly does not. Magonia, heaven, hell, Elfland – all such places have in common one characteristic: we are unable to reach them alive, except on very special occasions. Emissaries from these supernatural abodes come to earth, sometimes under human form and sometimes as monsters. They perform wonders. They serve man or fight him. They influence civilizations through mystical revelation. They seduce earth women, and the few heroes who dare seek their friendship find the girls from Elfland endowed with desires that betray a carnal, rather than purely aerial, nature. These matters are the subject of Passport to Magonia, Jacques Vallee’s seminal master-work that changed our understanding of the UFO phenomenon. An instant classic when first published in 1969, the book remains a must-have resource for anybody interested in the topics of UFOs and alien contact, as well as those fascinated by fairy folklore and other paranormal encounters.