Friday, December 13, 2013

Are we ready for more UFO and other disclosure? Yes and no

By Steve Hammons

It’s a question on the minds of many people and has been for several decades now: Can the American and international public deal with information about visitors from other planets and maybe other dimensions?

It probably depends on who you ask. It also may depend on how much and what kind of information we are talking about.

We don’t need to look very far to see that some people apparently prefer to be in total denial about visitors from elsewhere. For example, even when presented with solid evidence and strong indications that advanced spacecraft (not ours) are flying in our skies, many people choose not to face facts.

However, maybe that’s understandable.

There have been decades of efforts to label people as kooks and nuts if they are interested in UFOs, extraterrestrials and other kinds of unconventional topics.

Some people certainly can be mentally unsound in various ways. Yet, reasonable interest and normal curiosity about UFOs, visitors from elsewhere and other subjects are probably healthy and can indicate that a person is thinking logically and intelligently.

SAFETY AND INTELLIGENCE

Actually, it seems like common sense. In the case of UFOs, objects in the sky (sometimes at low altitudes) and on the ground have been clearly seen and reported by highly-reliable witnesses. These objects, some appearing to be advanced spacecraft, have appeared on radar.

It seems somewhat kooky to pretend that these things do not exist.

These kinds of apparent spacecraft have reportedly been on the radar of our defense communities both literally and in terms of possible or probable national security issues.

One of these national security issues may be how information about the situation might affect our people in the U.S. and around the world. So, it’s not just a national security matter, it’s a global security situation.

As such, it’s serious business. And serious security measures have allegedly been implemented over the years. “Need-to-know” protocols, “operational security (OPSEC)” and other concepts used in defense activities reportedly may have played important parts in keeping certain information secret.

At the same time, according to some claims, efforts were made to start getting the American and international public ready for more information about this situation.

But how much information should the public know? What kind of information should be released? And how should such information be presented? This is where we get into details that could be interesting and hopeful, or scary and worrisome. Or, maybe all of the above.

DISCOVERIES AND UNDERSTANDING

If some visitors are friendly and want to help us, great. And what if some are hostile or just don’t have our best interests at heart, but have their own agendas and priorities? What if some of these different kinds of visitors don’t get along among themselves?

Are there conflicts, battles, cold wars or hot wars and spy operations going on behind the scenes, or in our future? Are extraterrestrials or other unconventional beings among us?

Maybe some of these visitors are basically human like we are. And what if some of them are so different-looking and different-behaving that we have a hard time dealing with those elements of the situation?

Some related developments and discoveries could be so unconventional or far out that we might naturally have trouble wrapping our minds around them. These include wormholes and star gates, time travel, telepathy and ESP, other dimensions including what we call the afterlife or Heaven, angels and other kinds of beings that are not simply from another planet, forgotten ancient histories of the human race and Planet Earth, and other subjects that we can hardly imagine or understand.

How would we, or how will we deal with more solid information about these kinds of topics? Will we be fearful? Will we be disoriented and confused?

Or, will we handle increased information and understanding about these kinds of things fairly well and adjust to them in healthy ways?

As we consider all the many moving parts of the UFO situation, along with other discoveries, maybe we can see why certain information may have been held back from the general public.

And as more such information comes to light, we will probably need to continue to be aware of potential problems and dangers, while also trying to move forward and adjust to greater acceptance about the situation at hand.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Interest grows in healthy aging, anti-aging, reverse-aging, maybe transcendent aging

By Steve Hammons

(This article was featured 9/22/13 in “Knapp’s News” on the Coast to Coast AM radio show website. "Coast" has the largest late-night radio audience in the US. Award-winning investigative journalist  George Knapp of KLAS-TV News in Las Vegas is a popular "C2C" host.)

(The article also was posted on LinkedIn 3/6/15.)

Whether your age is 7, 17, 37 or 77, one thing is certain: your body is changing and aging.

Your bones, muscles, joints, organs, circulatory system, brain and neurological systems, and other parts of your body are going through changes of many kinds.

Maybe you are age 7 and would like to live to be a healthy 77 years old. 

The ways in which we grow and age can be affected by factors like disease, injuries, nutrition, exercise, stress, happiness, family and many other elements we commonly associate with health and wellness. New research shows that our genetic make-up and the DNA within every cell of our body also affect how we grow and age.

Google’s recent announcement that it is starting a company called Calico that will focus on longevity and healthy aging seems to be an important development. This is because of the key roles that information, education and communication play when it comes to healthy aging and aging-management science, behavior, lifestyles, trends, innovations and discoveries of various kinds.

With many of the post-World War II “baby boomers” now in their 60s, and millions of other middle-aged and younger people in the pipeline, there is rapidly-growing interest in the emerging area of healthy aging, anti-aging and reverse-aging.

IT’S NATURAL

Some of the work being done in the field of anti-aging or aging-management, such as genetic studies and pharmaceutical research, is high-tech science. Other aspects of overall health and aging, such as smart exercise and healthy eating, are more like common sense.

Preventing disease and avoiding accident injuries when possible are also steps that can be important for healthy aging. We might benefit by using “situation awareness” about disease prevention, health and wellness, as well as accident-injury prevention and safety.

Certain vitamins, minerals, forms of protein, various nutritional supplements and herbs are often discussed in terms of healthy aging. There has been significant research conducted on many of these nutritional support supplements and some are clearly associated with healthy aging and anti-aging.

Most of us have heard about menopause, the change-of-life phase for women that occurs around age 50. But how many of us are familiar with “andropause,” the parallel phase for males?

Andropause reportedly occurs more gradually and does not have some of the same dramatic markers as menopause in females, such as the end of menstrual periods and ability to get pregnant, sudden hormone changes, hot flashes and other challenging symptoms.

Andropause treatment for males is now growing significantly. Not only is public awareness increasing, but medical approaches such as testosterone replacement therapy (which often includes managing estrogen) for middle-aged males are also expanding. Specialty medical practices and clinics focusing on testosterone replacement therapy are now found in many major cities. Testosterone replacement therapy dovetails with other anti-aging research.

TRANSCENDENT WARFARE

Some years ago, a Navy SEAL officer doing graduate-level studies at a defense university coined the term “transcendent warfare” in his research paper to describe recognizing, learning about and using leading-edge discoveries and perspectives that emerged from the program generally known as Project STAR GATE.

He was referring to a research program related to human consciousness, sponsored by various elements of the defense and intelligence communities in the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s.

When it comes to healthy aging, it seems helpful to look at the concept of transcendent warfare as well as the research results from Project STAR GATE. That program explored the abilities of human consciousness and what we can accomplish with human consciousness.

That same path can be followed toward insights about healthy aging, anti-aging, reverse-aging and “transcendent aging.” Human consciousness is undoubtedly a key factor.

Mental attitude, happiness, family and romantic relationships, and stress management are also factors associated with aging. Other psychological and emotional traits that each of us have may contribute to healthy aging and anti-aging.

Our connections to the natural world could also play a role. Stress reduction includes environmental stress. Spending significant time in peaceful open country such as a forest, a lake or farmland just might be very therapeutic in terms of aging.

The same might be true about canoeing down a river or fishing at a lake or stream, enjoying the outdoors and wildlife, trees, sky, sun and clouds drifting overhead, as well as the moon and stars on a pleasant evening.

Transcendent aging may involve many elements that we are just now beginning to understand.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Area 51 confirmation prepares public for more UFO disclosure

By Steve Hammons

National and international media, mainstream and otherwise, had fun with the recent news that the CIA had officially admitted the existence of Area 51 in southern Nevada.

Headlines and news reports noted that although an element of the U.S. government confirmed that the Groom Lake base is real, there was no confirmation that extraterrestrial or other strange visitors, their spacecraft or “back-engineered,” unusually-advanced U.S.-built spacecraft were associated with the Area 51 facilities.

Despite the humorous treatment of this development in the media, the fact remains that significant indications point to decades-long research into UFOs and unusual visitors by the U.S. government and other credible researchers around the world. Some of the information about this vast body of research is public and some apparently remains secret.

If we knew more details, we might actually need this humor because the truth might be concerning, worrisome or downright scary. At the same time, there may be encouraging and uplifting new understanding that has emerged from official and unofficial research into this situation.

OPEN SECRETS

Did the Area 51 facilities once include research projects on alien spacecraft? If so, those activities are probably long-gone by now, moved to other locations following media reports years ago about such projects in the Groom Lake region.

It is logical that government defense and intelligence organizations would look into highly-unusual spacecraft that have been reported by many reliable witnesses, tracked on radar and sometimes left physical evidence on the ground. And once such investigations began, where would they lead?

How much do inside investigators know and understand? What remains unknown and mysterious?

There may also be reasonable concern that the general public might not be ready to hear all aspects of the situation. And, some factors in play may involve operational security (OPSEC) related to national and global defense. As a result, information about the UFO topic probably needs to be handled in intelligent ways by insiders, the circles of the defense and intelligence communities, the media and the public.

The confirmation that the Groom Lake aircraft development and test facilities at Area 51 are real comes as no surprise. It has been an open secret for many years. The same might be said about the UFO and visitor situation. In both cases, some information has been released, some remains in a semi-public gray area and some is closely-held and classified.

SITUATION AWARENESS

Secret activities associated with Area 51 such as development of advanced aircraft, and alleged secret activities there involving more unusual situations, might help us expand our awareness and understanding about what is happening, and what might be happening.

As our situation awareness evolves about UFOs, visitors and other leading-edge scientific developments, more interesting information could emerge.

Topics like teleportation, wormholes or star gates, other dimensions, other intelligent beings, purported cosmic fields of energy and light, and the nature of human consciousness are just some of the fascinating areas being looked at by serious and credible researchers.

For people who believe in the equally interesting possibility or probability of angels, Heaven and a higher intelligent being, integrating those ideas with UFOs and other edge-science developments might be challenging in some ways. How do all these puzzle pieces fit together? Is there some larger intelligence at work?

Today’s news is about the confirmation that Area 51 exists. What will next week’s news tell us about what else exists?

And what might we discover by ourselves that does not require being told it is so by the mainstream media and government officials?

Friday, March 22, 2013

Year of UFOs, 1952, may play role in Disney movie ‘Tomorrowland’

By Steve Hammons

(This article was featured 3/31/13 in “Knapp’s News” on the Coast to Coast AM radio show website. "Coast" has the largest late-night radio audience in the US. Award-winning investigative journalist George Knapp of KLAS-TV News in Las Vegas is a popular "C2C" host.)

The Disney movie currently under development, “Tomorrowland,” has been surrounded by a few mysteries. 

“Tomorrowland” was originally titled “1952” and the story was rumored to be related to an old storage box found at the Disney studios. The box was labeled “1952” and contained photos, books and other items related to Walt Disney’s activities.


There was speculation that the movie could be about long-standing claims by Disney insiders that high-ranking U.S. officials approached Walt Disney in the ‘50s to make a film about the realities of UFOs, intelligent visitors from elsewhere and related aspects of the situation.

Coincidentally, another old cardboard storage box was recently in the news in connection with UFOs, the Roswell incident and extraterrestrial visitation. 

Chase Brandon, a 35-year veteran of the CIA and the agency’s liaison to Hollywood and the publishing world, went public with a claim that he found a storage box at CIA headquarters. Brandon stated that the contents of the box convinced him the Roswell case really did involve a crashed extraterrestrial spacecraft.

“Tomorrowland” writer Damon Lindelof, director Brad Bird and star George Clooney have not revealed details of the story publicly. Of course, some elements of the movie could still be evolving. More recent reports indicate that “Tomorrowland” may not be about UFOs and intelligent visitors at all.

YEAR OF UFO ACTIVITIES

However, the year 1952 does resonate when it comes to the UFO phenomena. Three major developments in 1952 reach into the heart of the UFO mystery: The formation of the Air Force’s Project BLUE BOOK, the Washington, D.C., UFO sightings and the alleged secret briefing of incoming President Dwight Eisenhower on UFOs.

After the 1947 reports of a crashed UFO near Roswell and years of UFO sightings and reports in the U.S., the Air Force started Project BLUE BOOK  in 1952, based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in southwestern Ohio. This project was the public face of U.S. government activities on UFOs.

Shortly after Project BLUE BOOK began, in July 1952 a major UFO incident occurred over Washington. Multiple UFOs were sighted by reliable witnesses on the ground and tracked by radar. Military jets were scrambled. A Project BLUE BOOK  team member was in Washington at the time.

Years later, alleged briefing documents for Eisenhower on UFOs surfaced in the public domain and were posted online. The documents were reportedly prepared by a high-level secret group and dated Nov. 18, 1952. Some researchers believe the documents are authentic or at least accurately reflect the situation at that time.

So it does seem that 1952 was an eventful year for activities by the U.S. government focused on learning more about UFOs. Are these developments related to the “Tomorrowland” movie?

Interestingly, Clooney was raised in the Cincinnati region, just a couple of hours drive south of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base at Dayton where Project BLUE BOOK was based.

And, the crashed spacecraft materials from Roswell, and possibly visitor bodies, were reportedly transported directly to Wright-Patt in the summer of 1947 immediately after retrieval in the New Mexico desert. The Air Force’s foreign technology intelligence center was located at Wright-Patt and had been active during World War II evaluating the aircraft technologies of foreign militaries.

Clooney’s hometown Cincinnati is currently the headquarters for MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network, a major UFO research organization.

EMERGING INTELLIGENCE

Project BLUE BOOK was also explored in the TV series “Project U.F.O.” that aired on NBC for two seasons in 1978 and 1979. Jack Webb of “Dragnet” created the series based on Project BLUE BOOK. He reportedly used real government documents to get ideas for the show.

And also airing on NBC, this time in 1996 and 1997, the TV series “Dark Skies” touched on Project BLUE BOOK too. Creators Bryce Zabel and Brent Friedman started out the series with a young congressional aide going to Project BLUE BOOK for his boss, a California congressman, to help determine if ongoing funding was valid. From there, the congressional aide is pulled into the secret group trying to coordinate the UFO situation.

Maybe the Disney studios are continuing the activity that certain high-ranking officials allegedly approached Walt Disney about in the ‘50s. Disney had been very active in the war effort during WWII and had a cooperative relationship with the Defense Department and government officials.

According to the late Ward Kimball, one of the original lead animators for Disney, Walt was approached about making a film on UFOs for the American public to explain that some UFOs were real spacecraft from elsewhere.

Including such a film in the ‘50s “Disneyland” TV show was reportedly considered for part of the “Tomorrowland” episodes about space travel and the future. Work was begun on the UFO film, but then discontinued, Kimball claimed.

Is “Tomorrowland” about the important UFO developments in 1952 that Walt Disney was involved in? Maybe. Maybe not. But audiences certainly seem to be ready to learn more about this unfolding and emerging story. Will “Tomorrowland” move the ball forward?

(Note: 1952 is also the year of the creation of U.S. Army Special Forces, evolving out of the WWII Office of Strategic Services.)