Friday, September 21, 2012

UFO security challenges affect human race

By Steve Hammons

Is it time for the general public in the U.S. and internationally to increase understanding and preparedness about UFOs and extraterrestrial activities affecting Earth and human civilization?

Absolute secrecy on this topic seems to be transforming into the sharing of information and knowledge about extraterrestrial spacecraft and the intelligent beings involved.

From Brazil to Belgium, from Canada to China, and around our planet, more information is emerging that further educates and orients us about what could be going on. Fact-finding about UFOs continues to make significant progress, or so it seems. These efforts have probably led to better understanding about the situation.

People with backgrounds in defense and intelligence, scientists from different fields, researchers of various kinds, journalism and creative media professionals, school kids and those and those who’ve been around a while seem to be feeling that the UFO situation is something significant.

NEED TO KNOW, OR NOT KNOW

Here in the U.S., indications may ring true about ancient Native Americans in North America having also encountered UFOs and various kinds of unusual phenomena. This idea may help us feel grounded and rooted when thinking about extraterrestrial and/or inter-dimensional visitors zipping around the skies or on the ground, and doing mysterious things.

In the World War II era, the U.S. Army’s Interplanetary Phenomena Unit (IPU) investigated “foo fighters” and other reports of unusual flying objects.

In 1947, the Roswell crash allegedly triggered the creation of a top-secret group of scientists and defense leaders called Majestic-12.

And in 1952, the U.S. Air Force’s Project BLUE BOOK was launched from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in southwestern Ohio.

The “need to know” secrecy and security concept that was in place during WWII continued as an accepted practice when dealing with certain sensitive topics. Yet, that concept is one that can be interpreted in various ways and includes the discretionary decisions by those within a “compartmented” circle of information and/or understanding.

The saying, “Don’t tell me what I don’t want to know” can also hit home.

Journalists and those in other areas of the media have explored the UFO phenomena with mixed success. Steven Spielberg’s classic films on the subject certainly seem to have transformed our viewpoints about several aspects of extraterrestrial encounters.

Many news media professionals have done a good job reporting on significant developments involving UFOs and the many interesting details about them. At times, these journalists may have even bumped into security restrictions or intelligence insights.

EMERGING HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS

If we have learned anything from the experiences of researchers involved with Project STAR GATE (the U.S. government research program on human consciousness) it is that our awareness and perception can be quite robust and surprising. Our understanding about interesting phenomena can be both limited at times and deeply comprehensive at other times.

Many UFO cases and much of the extensive research into them clearly point to a situation that we would probably be wise to pay attention to. For those who are open-minded enough to honestly look at the credible and reliable evidence available, the implications seem to be significant.

What knowledge might friendly advanced civilizations share with us? Do they have the ability to help us in medical science, technologies of various kinds and deeper understanding of Nature and ourselves? Can they help us humans and other living things on Earth? Do they have insight about healing this planet?

What about the scenarios that warn about unfriendly groups of beings from elsewhere? Maybe it is intelligent to be concerned about and prepared for such a possibility.

How will different human cultures stay true to their roots and traditions if we find ourselves in a Universe of many intelligent beings and advanced civilizations, friendly or unfriendly? Humans on Earth may now be prepared to answer, or at least think about these kinds of questions.

Advances in the understanding of human consciousness can help us deal with everyday challenges and the bigger picture. That’s why it might be helpful to see what we can learn from Project STAR GATE research. The ideas of “transcendent warfare” and “transcendent power” are probably helpful. “Integrative perception” and “complementary cognition” may also be useful concepts when looking at human consciousness.

When it comes to Earth humans interacting with visitors from elsewhere, we will probably need all the resources and assets we can pull together. National security and global security will need to be addressed. Public health and safety are also very important concerns.

And, we may need to accept the fact that some elements of the situation will remain mysterious. That may just be the nature of things.  

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Roswell was ET crash, says ex-CIA officer – what’s been going on since 1947?

By Steve Hammons

Now that former CIA officer Chase Brandon has said publicly that the Roswell case was truly the crash of an extraterrestrial craft, the next big question for interested Americans and others internationally seems to be “What has happened in the 65 years since this incident?”

It’s probably fair to say that the Roswell case is the tip of the iceberg. What else has gone on since the summer of 1947? What have we discovered? What are important factors to consider?

There has been a robust amount of curiosity and inquiry over the years by various researchers, journalists, creative media producers and others. For most of us though, the answer is that we don’t really know what’s been discovered or what might be going on. Yet, we can probably make some educated guesses.

The Roswell case itself is probably the easiest to figure out in general terms due to the amount of research and disclosure about it. There are possible or probable scenarios based on various research and reports.

The craft and bodies were gathered up from the property where rancher and cowboy Mac Brazel found the crash debris field. The craft and deceased bodies were flown to Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio, (now Wright-Patterson Air Force Base) for examination at the foreign technology evaluation center there under tight security and secrecy, including a cover story given to the press.

EXHANGE PROGRAM

Some researchers indicate that one of the four “extraterrestrial biological entities (EBEs)” was alive. It was given medical attention and held in a secure area. Efforts were made to communicate with this being to learn more.

According to some reports based on open-source information available, communication eventually was established with “EBE-1” with the help of linguistic experts and we learned much about the “Eben” planet and activities. Some accounts say we were eventually able to establish communication with EBE-1’s people using technology aboard the crashed spacecraft and with the help of EBE-1.

In the following years, we learned more about the technology of the craft, the science of space travel and other helpful information.

By the early ‘60s, the idea of an exchange program between Americans and Ebens was underway and a highly-classified project was in motion. Open-source reports have said this operation was called Project CRYSTAL KNIGHT.

In 1965, at a secure location in the American southwest, 12 specially-selected and highly-trained U.S. military personnel boarded an Eben spacecraft with tons of supplies and equipment for a proposed 10-year stay on the Eben planet. At least that is the story.

The mission actually ended up lasting more than 12 years and the U.S. team returned to Earth in 1978. However, only eight of the personnel returned. Two reportedly passed on during the mission, one from a medical condition and one from injuries sustained in an accident. Two others chose to remain on the Eben planet. The program code name was reportedly changed to Project SERPO after the team members returned and were debriefed.

We learned a tremendous amount from the Ebens. We continue to have good relations with them and consider them friends and allies.

These are some of the perspectives and accounts out there. Whether these reports are true, partially true or inaccurate is challenging to determine.

ONGOING LEARNING

According to some reports, through learning from the Ebens and other intelligence-gathering, we established that there were several types of intelligent extraterrestrials visiting Earth. Not all are as friendly as the Ebens. Their agendas are different.

Over the past six decades, U.S., and probably international intelligence and scientific efforts may have been extensive, say some researchers. Defense contingency plans were developed. Operations were implemented to gather more information on an ongoing basis. Diplomatic efforts were also in play.

Some researchers say that we were able to acquire and understand much about the advanced technology used by the Ebens and probably other types of visitors. Certain technology acquired this way has been integrated into U.S. aerospace community, particularly in the defense area, as well as other fields, it has been alleged.

In addition to the fairly concrete and straightforward information-gathering about the Ebens and others, as well as their technology, we learned about various solar systems and planets. Importantly, we acquired new perspectives on the nature of the Universe, hidden dimensions, advanced physics, the nature of time and space, human consciousness and human development.

And, visitation to Earth by other intelligent beings may have been going on long before 1947 – possibly for many centuries and even in ancient times and in the far distant past, according to some theories.

As early as the ‘50s and ‘60s, it was determined that, at some point, the American public needed to get acclimated and prepared for this new knowledge about extraterrestrials. Walt Disney himself was approached to develop a film, and work on that project was started but then discontinued. It has been claimed that other efforts to gradually and safely prepare us for this knowledge were implemented.

Public safety concerns were also considered to be significant. The firefighter training manual “Fire Officer’s Guide to Disaster Control” is probably one of the best-known resources for public safety officials to prepare for UFO-related incidents.

Along the way, many other situations and sightings involving UFOs have occurred, sometimes with extensive news media coverage. Some journalists demonstrated more insight in covering these topics while others were reluctant to tackle these admittedly sensitive subjects, for various reasons

There is still much we do not know or do not fully understand at this time.

According to some research, elements of our defense, intelligence and scientific communities have tried to handle the situation in a reasonable manner. There may have been mistakes and missteps along the way.

We may wonder if, at this point in time, July 2012, the American and international public is much more prepared psychologically, emotionally and spiritually to deal with some of these developments. What about our defense and public safety preparedness?

These are some of the seemingly valid questions that we can again ask ourselves in light of the reports about Chase Brandon’s recent comments. And, all of us may be able to help answer these questions.

(Recent related article on Transcendent TV & Media site: “More than meets the eye in CIA agent's Roswell story?")

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

CIA veteran says Roswell was extraterrestrial crash

By Steve Hammons

A 35-year veteran of the CIA has come forward to say that he believes the 1947 Roswell incident was the crash of an extraterrestrial spacecraft.

Chase Brandon worked as a field agent, including undercover operations, in various CIA covert activities during his career, according to news reports and his website.

He states that he gained access to a vault at CIA headquarters that contained documents and photos that proved to him that the Roswell case actually did involve extraterrestrial visitors and a crashed spacecraft.

So who is Chase Brandon? His website says, “For twenty-five years he served in the Agency’s elite Clandestine Service as an undercover, covert operations officer. He operated under a range of official and private sector covers, sometimes using alias names and physical disguises.”

The website also notes, “During intermittent assignments at headquarters, he was also an Agency foreign political affairs analyst, presidential briefer, and an instructor in tactical paramilitary and espionage tradecraft disciplines at secret CIA training camps.”

“He has worked for over forty years in the U.S. intelligence community, Department of Defense and federal and state law enforcement organizations as a specialist in classic espionage operations and covert paramilitary activities,” the website says. “He has lived and traveled abroad in over seventy countries, and as a senior operations officer, he has served a number of times as chief or deputy of Agency field installations.”

FICTION AND TRUTH

Currently, Brandon is promoting his book “The Cryptos Conundrum.” His website calls the book “a sci-fi, political conspiracy thriller about CIA’s cover-up of the Roswell UFO crash.”

A brief synopsis of the book on his website includes this description of the story: “Dr. Jonathan Chalmers heads the CIA unit that safeguards the greatest secret our government has ever kept – and he plans for its consequences. He knows the truth about the Roswell UFO crash … and the convergence of alien forces ordained to wage a galactic battle on Earth, fighting to possess whatever remains of Earth.”

Interestingly, in his final 10 years with the CIA, Brandon served as contact point between the agency and the publishing and entertainment fields. He has been a technical consultant for many major films and TV shows, including documentaries and news programs.

Recent media coverage of his claims about seeing proof related to the Roswell case has sparked widespread interest, especially because of his background.

Yet, the fact that someone with involvement in the intelligence field has an interest in, and knowledge about extraterrestrial visitation should not be surprising. Many individuals and groups with defense and intelligence backgrounds have been actively involved in researching the questions and challenges related to extraterrestrial visitation to Earth.

Some of these researchers do their work behind the scenes, sometimes as part of official activities. Others express their curiosity and interest outside of official government channels. And some are involved in both official duties and unofficial activities in connection with the UFO phenomena and related elements.

MORE PUBLIC AWARENESS

Public understanding about the topics of UFOs, alien visitors and other unusual phenomena seems to be an area that is both important and timely now.

As we know, for decades the Roswell incident and many other similar cases over the years reportedly have been handled in ways that help ensure security and secrecy.

While continuing to maintain appropriate security as an important and valid aspect of this ongoing scenario, it may also be time to continue to improve public knowledge about at least some of the factors involved.

We probably need to wrap our minds around this situation in more up-to-date ways.

This possible public education process could very well have been part of Brandon’s activities with the movie, TV and publishing areas. Maybe one day he will provide further clues about his operations in these fields.

Just how many visits has he had with Steven Spielberg anyway?

The complexity of the alien visitation situation probably should not be underestimated. Technology, psychology, biology, advanced physics and the very nature of our Universe are undoubtedly key parts of our increasing understanding and knowledge. How intelligence information on these subjects relates to national security and global security is probably also quite important.

We seem to be in a transition period where absolute secrecy about alien visitors is transforming into, or working hand-in-hand with more robust public education and preparedness. These efforts may be straightforward as well as covert, discreet and subtle.

Brandon’s recent public statements, coming from a person with his training and experience, do seem to take public awareness about this situation to a whole new level. Public education, preparedness and awareness about this apparently complex and sensitive topic may have taken a few steps forward thanks to Brandon’s efforts.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Remote viewing conference held in Nevada

By Steve Hammons

The potential of human consciousness is the focus of the annual conference of the International Remote Viewing Association (IRVA) being held this weekend in Henderson, Nevada, at the Green Valley Ranch Resort, Friday, June 15 through Sunday, June 17.

Speakers, workshops and even a psychic or psychokinesis “spoon-bending party” (kids welcome!) will be part of the conference activities. As usual, the line-up of speakers is impressive.

The keynote speaker this year is Christopher “Kit” Green, M.D., Ph.D. Green has a significant background in scientific activities within the U.S. defense community. His keynote presentation is titled Separation Anxiety: A view from the inside of the two scientific worlds of remote viewing."

Bill Ray will be the master of ceremonies. Ray was an intelligence officer during his decades of service with the Army.

The IRVA conference website (http://www.irvaconference.org) notes that, “This year we will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of remote viewing, commemorating the day in June 1972 when Hal Puthoff and Ingo Swann executed their remote viewing magneto-meter experiment at the Stanford Research Institute.”

SPEAKERS HAVE IMPRESSIVE BACKGROUNDS

Each year the conference lines up impressive speakers with rich backgrounds related to remote viewing.

According to the conference website, “The speakers at the 2012 International Remote Viewing conference will discuss remote viewing, alternative training, research, the future of remote viewing, and the past.

This year some of the speakers include the following:

Skip Atwater – an Army lieutenant back in the 1970s when the Army began the counter-intelligence research based on Soviet activities in psychic warfare and spying (reportedly including trying to affect the minds of U.S. leaders).

Paul Smith, Ph.D. – former Army major recruited into U.S. remote viewing program. Smith wrote the book “Reading the Enemy's Mind" about Project STAR GATE remote viewing activities.

Russel Targ, Ph.D. – physicist who joined Hal Puthoff as a lead scientist in the early days of U.S. remote viewing research after Puthoff took on a small CIA contract to do some research about Soviet “psychic spying.” Targ has also written books on these topics.

Jim Channon – retired as an Army lieutenant colonel and headed the Army project known as the "First Earth Battalion” that the movie "Men Who Stare at Goats" touched on in a semi-fictional way.

Lyn Buchannan – a former Army NCO recruited into the Project STAR GATE program. He now has a remote viewing training and consulting firm.

Angela Thompson Smith, Ph.D. – a remote viewer and researcher recently in the news for assisting law enforcement authorities in a murder case.

Several other highly-qualified and fascinating speakers will also make presentations and conduct workshops.

ASSOCIATION EDUCATES PUBLIC

The IRVA describes itself as “a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the responsible use and development of remote viewing. We are an independently formed member organization of scientists, remote viewing professionals, students, and other interested persons.”

The IRVA website (http://www.irva.org/) explains that “remote viewing is a novel perceptual discipline for gaining information not available to the ordinary physical senses.”

“Used extensively by so-called ‘psychic spies’ during the Cold War for classified military projects, it has a long history both as an intelligence gathering tool and as the subject of research and applications in the civilian world,” according to the website.

The organization also points out that, “remote viewing has now taken a long step into the public domain with the formation of a professional association to educate, research, propose standards, test performance, and promote public awareness of this unique human mental capacity.”

From initial formal research in the 1970s to the 1990s when remote viewing was reportedly terminated and also made public, many interesting developments about this type of extrasensory perception (ESP) or “anomalous cognition” have occurred.

Now, in 2012, as more Americans and people around the world learn about the implications of remote viewing, we may find that a significant breakthrough in understanding may occur.

Maybe it will be this weekend at the IRVA conference.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Project STAR GATE return on investment huge for Americans

By Steve Hammons

(This article was also posted on LinkedIn 2/24/15.)

As we look for ways to make more intelligent choices about defense expenditures and trim wasteful and inefficient spending, the joint-service and joint-agency funding of Project STAR GATE might serve as an example of obtaining tremendous return on investment from defense dollars.

From the initial research phases to implementation of operational activities, several code names were given to this secret project on human consciousness. It was begun the mid-1970s and continued through the mid-1990s. (Some researchers say the efforts may have continued under even greater security.)

Information about this program publicly surfaced in 1995 and entered into public awareness. 

What was it and how did it get started? In response to robust research on extrasensory perception (ESP) or “anomalous cognition” in the Soviet Union, U.S. intelligence initially wanted to determine that the Soviets were wasting their time and money on “psychic spying” and other research into human consciousness.

To the initial dismay of some CIA officers, U.S. researchers were surprised to learn that the Soviets were on to something very significant. As a result, the small secret program that later came to be known as Project STAR GATE was intermittently funded by the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and CIA during the ’70s, ‘80s and ‘90s.

EXPANDED AWARENESS

There was natural skepticism about the program inside the U.S. defense and intelligence communities. The value of research and operational activities was questioned, even though the amount of dollars invested in the project was quite small.

When information about the program became public, some people again questioned the wisdom of the relatively modest expenditures involved. There was speculation that it was yet another example of wasteful Pentagon spending.

However, today we have significant evidence that Project STAR GATE helped uncover a whole new understanding of the human mind and the abilities of perception and awareness that we all have to one degree or another.

The Project STAR GATE teams developed a protocol for using the human mind to gather intelligence. They called it “remote viewing.” They found that people with particularly good natural and/or acquired aptitude in this area could obtain accurate information about persons, places, things and situations at a distance using only their consciousness.

It was not 100 percent accurate – far from it. But enough solid information was obtained in many cases to clearly demonstrate that people can accurately perceive things from afar.

Remote viewing has been compared to the more common feelings we often experience: hunches, gut instincts and intuition.

In the years since Project STAR GATE became public, a much greater awareness of the potential of the human mind has steadily expanded throughout America. Many credible books about remote viewing and Project STAR GATE have been published and read by millions. TV shows and movies have tackled the subject, sometimes with mixed results. Training programs (not all of them reliable) have been available to the general public.

BANG FOR THE BUCK

Project STAR GATE has been the subject of defense-related academic research as well. A graduate-level paper for the Marine Corps War College was written in 2001 by a Navy SEAL officer. The paper was titled “Unconventional Human Intelligence Support: Transcendent and Asymmetric Warfare Implications of Remote Viewing.” The author coined the term “transcendent warfare” to describe the identification and utilization of new and emerging discoveries to enhance success of U.S. defense activities.

In 2010, another graduate-level paper was prepared for the National Defense Intelligence College titled “Anomalous Human Cognition: A Possible Role Within the Crucible of Intelligence Collection.” This research report provided updated perspectives on the roles of expanded human consciousness in national security matters.

Many other reports of various kinds have been written about Project STAR GATE, remote viewing and anomalous cognition efforts.

One such worthwhile article appeared in the summer 2001 edition of “The Intelligencer,” the Journal of U.S. Intelligence Studies of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO). The article, “CIA-Initiated Remote Viewing at Stanford Research Institute” by Project STAR GATE researcher Hal Puthoff, Ph.D., presented a solid overview of the program.

From the modest funding for initial research, the program was able to keep going over the years by way of additional funds that appear to have been very minimal considering the implications and eventual outcomes we see today.

Americans have received tremendous “bang for the buck” from Project STAR GATE.

The idea of transcendent warfare related to remote viewing research seems truly applicable now in efforts to make intelligent use of defense dollars available. Ways in which human consciousness can be used to enhance U.S. defense and American society as a whole sometimes appear to be unlimited.

This return on investment from the early days of Project STAR GATE may not be on the radar of all Americans at this time. However, by taking a good look at these efforts, it seems clear that the smart use of defense monies can be more important than unwise massive expenditures on activities that can sap our national strength rather than enhance it.