ET's Among Us
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Extraterrestrials Among Us
Michael E. Salla, PhD
There is startling evidence from a number of independent sources that human looking extraterrestrial visitors have integrated with and lived in major population centers up until recently, and this is known by a select number of government agencies and military departments. A range of highly classified government documents and military programs give credence to this phenomenon, as revealed by a number of whistleblowers. Command Sergeant Major Robert Dean, for example, claims that a top secret NATO document he witnessed in 1964 described how senior political and military leaders had been visited by and interacted with human looking extraterrestrials who could easily blend into human society. What really concerned NATO leaders, according to Dean, was that extraterrestrials could be walking in the corridors of key political and military institutions. Aside from whistleblower testimonies, a number of private individuals claim to have encountered extraterrestrials posing as
ordinary citizens in major cities around the planet.
George Adamski was the first to write about extraterrestrials secretly living among the human population. In his second non-fiction book describing his extraterrestrial contact experiences, Inside the Flying Saucers, Adamski discussed how human looking extraterrestrials had established a presence among the human population. They apparently looked so much like us that they could get jobs, lived in neighborhoods, drove cars, and could blend in easily with the human population. Adamski wrote about how they contacted him to set up meetings that led to his famous flights aboard extraterrestrial vehicles. While controversy over Adamskis contact experiences and his credibility continues, Adamskis UFO sightings and contacts with extraterrestrials were supported by an impressive collection of witnesses, photographs and films that a number of independent investigators concluded were not hoaxes.
Adamskis testimony offers important insights into how extraterrestrials may be living incognito among the human population. After discussing the Adamski case and the strongest evidence supporting it, I will then discuss other contactees similarly claiming to have encountered extraterrestrials acting like ordinary citizens. Finally, I examine a number of whistleblowers who claim to have witnessed documents or events confirming official government knowledge that extraterrestrials live among ordinary citizens.
Contact Testimonies of Extraterrestrials Among Us
Adamskis famous Desert Center meeting with an extraterrestrial emerging from a scout ship on November 20, 1952 was seen by six witnesses who signed affidavits confirming Adamskis version of events in his subsequent book, The Flying Saucers have Landed (1953). In fact, four of the witnesses immediately reported what had happened to a nearby newspaper, the Phoenix Gazette, that published a story on November 24 featuring photos and sketches. The Desert Center encounter was among those of Adamskis claims regarding extraterrestrial contact that, according to UFO researcher Timothy Good, were accurately reported, and sensible and verifiable. Given the clear supporting evidence supporting Adamskis first meeting with an extraterrestrial traveling in a scout craft, it is worth examining closely his alleged subsequent meetings with extraterrestrials living on Earth.
In the first chapter of Inside the Flying Saucers, Adamski recounts his meeting with two extraterrestrials while he was sitting in the lobby of a Los Angeles Hotel on February 18, 1953.
I looked at my wrist watch and saw that it said ten-thirty. The lateness of the hour, with still nothing of extraordinary significance having taken place, sent a wave of disappointment through me. And just at this moment of depression, two men approached, one of whom addressed me by name. Both were complete strangers, but there was no hesitancy in their manner as they came forward, and nothing in their appearance to indicate that they were other than average young businessmen . I noted that both men were well proportioned. One was slightly over six feet and looked to be in his early thirties. His complexion was ruddy, his eyes dark brown, with the kind of sparkle that suggests great enjoyment of life. His gaze was extraordinarily penetrating. His black hair waved and was cut according to our style. He wore a dark brown business suit but no hat. The shorter man looked younger and I judged his height to be about five feet, nine inches. He had a round boyish face, a fair
complexion and eyes of grayish blue. His hair, also wavy and worn in our style, was sandy in color. He was dressed in a gray suit and was also hatless. He smiled as he addressed me by name. As I acknowledged the greeting, the speaker extended his hand and when it touched mine a great joy filled me. The signal was the same as had been given by the man I had met on the desert on that memorable November 20, 1952. (Described in the book Flying Saucers Have Landed.)
Significant in Adamskis description is how the two extraterrestrials could pass off as businessmen. Aside from a penetrating stare, nothing struck him as unusual in their appearance. Adamski goes on to explain how he went with them in their car to travel to a remote desert location:
Together we left the lobby, I walking between them. About a block north of the hotel, they turned into a parking lot where they had a car waiting. They had not spoken during this short time, yet inwardly I knew that these men were true friends. I felt no urge to ask where they proposed to take me, nor did it seem odd that they had volunteered no information. An attendant brought the car around, and the younger man slid into the drivers seat, motioning me to get in beside him. Our other companion also sat with us on the front seat. The car was a four-door black Pontiac sedan. The man who had taken the wheel seemed to know exactly where he was going and drove skillfully. I am not familiar with all the new highways leading out of Los Angeles, so I had no idea in which direction we were headed. We rode in silence and I remained entirely content to wait for my companions to identify themselves and explain the reason for our meeting. 
Whats significant here is that the two extraterrestrials possessed a car and knew how to navigate on the newly completed Los Angeles highway system. This is no mean feat and suggests that the extraterrestrials had taken the time to learn the road traffic rules and how to navigate through Los Angeles. The next passage is quite remarkable for the information Adamski reveals:
Lights and dwellings thinned as we left the outskirts of the city. The taller man spoke for the first time as he said, You have been very patient. We know how much you are wondering who we are and where we are taking you. I acknowledged that of course I had been wondering, but added that I was entirely content to wait for this information until they chose to give it to me. The speaker smiled and indicated the driver. He is from the planet you call Mars. I am from the one you call Saturn. His voice was soft and pleasant and his English perfect. I had noticed that the younger man also spoke softly, although his voice was pitched higher. I found myself wondering how and where they had learned to speak our language so well. 
Whats interesting here is Adamskis observation that the two extraterrestrials could speak the English language so well without any hint of an accent. What follows in the next passage is truly remarkable insofar as it reveals the true extent to which extraterrestrials have merged with the ordinary human population.
As the thought passed through my mind, it was immediately recognized. The Martian now spoke for the first time since our meeting in the hotel. We are what you on Earth might call Contact men. We live and work here, because, as you know, it is necessary on Earth to earn money with which to buy clothing, food, and the many things that people must have. We have lived on your planet now for several years. At first we did have a slight accent. But that has been overcome and, as you can see, we are unrecognized as other than Earth men. At our work and in our leisure time we mingle with people here on Earth, never betraying the secret that we are inhabitants of other worlds. That would be dangerous, as you well know. We understand you people better than most of you know yourselves and can plainly see the reasons for many of the unhappy conditions that surround you. 
This passage is most significant since it describes how the extraterrestrials have spent years living on Earth, learning the language, getting jobs and mixing with the human population. Furthermore, it appears as though extraterrestrials living among the human population may work in pairs, a kind of buddy system that would make sense in terms of ensuring safety and communications with the home world if an emergency ever occurred. If Adamski is accurate in his recollections and the extraterrestrials are telling the truth, then it would appear that there could be a significant number of extraterrestrials who are living incognito among the normal population in many if not most major cities on the planet. Upon examining other contactee cases and the testimonies of whistleblowers, it does appear as though this is indeed the case.
Adamski was not the only one of the contactees claiming that extraterrestrials were blending in with the human population. Howard Menger also claimed to have been contacted by extraterrestrials posing as ordinary human citizens while he was training to be a spokesperson for the space brothers. In one case, the extraterrestrial was posing as a real estate salesperson and asked Menger to accompany him in one of the extraterrestrials car where he was taken to a new contact location to meet at appointed times with the space brothers ships. Menger describes the incident as follows:
In the fall of 1947, a young man, neatly dressed in fall clothing, entered the shop. Though he said he was a real estate man, there was something odd about him. And he didnt act like other extroverted, back slapping real estate men I knew . He told me he was thinking of putting up some For Sale signs near a place called Pleasant Grove, about eight miles from the shop, and would like some advice . I agreed to go with him. He did not introduce me to a young lady waiting in the car Halfway there the conversation fell off and there was silence. Very abruptly the man changed the subject. Howard, we know you are keeping your contacts with our brothers a secret as you have been instructed. I didnt know if I should feign surprise or not since I had detected something unusual from the beginning... Oh, you ARE and I chuckled. He simply came out with a wide grin, and drove a few hundred yards without speaking further. You see, Howard, I have been taught much of real
estate, but little of acting.
Mengers extraterrestrial friends went on to describe a secret location where he would later rendezvous with the extraterrestrial vehicles at appointed times. Mengers contact experiences and UFO sightings are supported by independent witnesses, photographs, film and even scientific analysis of an alleged potato. Timothy Good conducted a thorough investigation of Menger and concluded that some of his extraterrestrial contact experiences and photographs/films were genuine. It is the manner by which Menger was contacted in 1947 that alerts us to the presence of extraterrestrials blending in with the human population. The extraterrestrial had learned about the real estate trade, was driving an ordinary car, and was accompanied by a female. Both extraterrestrials had assumed the identities of real estate agents and could in that way evade detection while learning much about human society. Again, as in the case of Adamskis two extraterrestrials, they worked as a pair
suggesting a buddy system.
At one of Howard Mengers conventions at his home in April 1957, three visitors from Venus were allegedly photographed. Several of the photos were given to Dr Frank Stranges who showed the photos at his UFO lectures. At one of these lectures in December 1959, Dr Stranges claims that he was approached by a Pentagon official who offered him the chance to meet with one of the Venusians. Dr Stranges then describes elaborate security procedures he had to undergo, and his subsequent meeting with Valiant Thor at the Pentagon for thirty minutes. Thor was apparently a guest of the US government for three years, and regularly met with senior officials including President Eisenhower and Vice President Nixon. Dr Stranges claims he was told never to reveal what had happened. Nevertheless, he eventually wrote a book about his encounter, Stranger at the Pentagon (1967). In his book and subsequent interviews, he describes the messages of world peace and spirituality delivered to him
and senior US officials by Thor.
Predictability, Stranges claims were greeted with widespread ridicule from UFO researchers given the lack of evidence that such a meeting had occurred. Yet Dr Stranges background in law enforcement, his educational credentials and his prominence as an evangelical theologian all point to an individual with impeccable integrity who would not fabricate such a hoax. If Dr Stranges credentials and integrity are accepted, then it appears that the Pentagon housed a visitor from Venus for three years who allegedly was able to meet with senior officials and was able to travel to UFO conventions such as the Mengers. It may be concluded that Valiant Thor (and his associates) was able to interact with a range of private citizens during his three year stay, these interactions were closely monitored by intelligence agencies, and individuals were sworn to secrecy.
Another contactee who claimed to have met with extraterrestrials, posing as an ordinary civilian, involves the case of a tenured professor in the medical school at the University of Mexico, who was also a senior member of the Mexican Atomic Energy Commission. The Professor used the pseudonym of Prof Hernandez and worked with a Mexican journalist, Zitha Rodriguez to release his amazing story. He discussed how a very attractive extraterrestrial female, Elyense (dubbed Lya by the Professor), from the constellation Andromeda posed as a student and visited him in his lecture classroom on several occasions from 1972-1974. After realizing that she wasnt one of his students, he eventually confronted her, and asked why she was coming to his lectures. After having several conversations where she displayed remarkable knowledge of physics as well as paranormal abilities, Hernandez was eventually told by Lya that she was from another world. After further meetings in 1975, she
eventually persuaded him to join her as a co-pilot in her space vehicle. This how Hernandez described the incident on 22 April 1975 in his diary:
I had gone to participate in a conference on the theme of effective neutralizers for anesthesia. That afternoon I felt particularly exhausted As I headed for the parking lot, I scarcely imagined that Lya was waiting for me in the car Hello, she said in greeting Are you in much of a hurry? No, it is only that I want to rest, I said. Would you like to go on a mission as a copilot? Today has been an especially tiring day . Couldnt this be another day? I asked, almost pleading. It is important, I cannot assure you that you will have another opportunity like this . Very well I said as I locked the door, if it is not too far, I accept .
At this point, Hernandez drove his car to a remote location directed by Lya. He then goes on to describe how they proceeded to enter Lyas space vehicle and left the Earths atmosphere.
A round object of more or less three meters diameter was some meters in front of us. Lya took out an apparatus of metal that was like a small box of cigarettes and pressed a button. At that moment the door of that ship opened itself from below, and we went through into the interior by means of a small ladder She touched a small lever with various buttons and pressed one.. The ship silently rose into the air . The Earth withdrew more and more, and thus I could contemplate the night, the stars and alter dozens of satellites of all types orbiting the Earth.
Hernandez story was investigated by Lt Col Wendelle Stevens who corresponded with Zitha Rodriquez. Stevens found many similarities with other contactee cases even though Hernandez could not have known of these. He decided to translate Rodriquez book of Hernandez experiences and eventually concluded that Hernandez was credible. As in the Adamski and Menger cases, Hernandez reveals that his extraterrestrial contact could easily blend into the Mexican population. In contrast to the Adamski and Menger cases, Lya was alone and did not appear to have a buddy. While she did not own a car, she knew how to navigate Mexico Citys road system to ensure that Hernandez could reach the destination of her flying vehicle. Her ability to meet with Hernandez in city locations and knowledge of how to travel to rural areas, again suggests familiarity with the location and customs of the native population. It is not only contactees that have discussed extraterrestrials living among us, there
are also the testimonies of highly credible whistleblowers who make similar claims.
Whistleblower Testimonies of Extraterrestrials Living Among Us
Contactee claims that extraterrestrials were living among us received a significant boost by the whistleblower testimony of Command Sergeant Major Robert Dean. Dean worked at NATOs Supreme Headquarters from 1963-1967, and during this time was stationed in the Operations Center with a Cosmic Top Secret clearance. He claims to have viewed a secret NATO study that was commissioned to analyze the threat posed by UFOs to NATO operations in Eastern Europe. The classified report was titled: An Assessment: An Evaluation of a Possible Military threat to Allied Forces in Europe. It focused on the dangers of UFOs being mistakenly identified as an incoming ballistic missile attack from the Soviet Union. Dean claimed that the NATO study identified four different extraterrestrial civilizations visiting the Earth. He said that what really worried the NATO top brass was that some of the visitors looked so much like us that they were virtually indistinguishable. Dean says that NATO
generals were paranoid over the possibility that some of the extraterrestrial visitors could be walking in the corridors of NATO or the Pentagon, or even the White House itself. In an interview he said:
There was a human group that looked so much like us that that really drove the admirals and the generals crazy because they determined that these people, and they had seen them repeatedly, they had had contact with them . These people looked so much like us they could sit next to you on a plane or in a restaurant and you'd never know the difference. And being military and being primarily paranoid, that bothered the generals and the admirals a little bit. That the fact that these intelligent entities could be involved with us, walking up and down the corridors of SHAPE, walking down the corridors of the Pentagon. My God, it even dawned on a couple of them that these guys could even be in the White House! Of course, as I said, being paranoid in those years it really shook things up a little bit.
Deans testimony is a vital key in unlocking the truth of extraterrestrials living among the human population. His testimony conclusively demonstrates that official military and government agencies are aware of this possibility, and in fact would undoubtedly have been developing strategies for such a contingency. While NATO viewed extraterrestrials living among us in the context of a classified Study assessing UFOs as a potential security threat, based on contactee testimonies, it appears that the extraterrestrial visitors are blending in to learn about the human population. In addition to learning about human values and civilization, it appears that the visitors were conducting a low key education effort to promote awareness of their presence to a limited number of individual contactees.
Another important whistleblower case confirming the existence of extraterrestrials living among us is that of Ingo Swann. Swann was the first psychic employed in the CIA's remote viewing program that began in 1975: Project Star Gate. Swanns successive rate was so impressive that by 1975 he was recruited by a covert government operative, Mr Axelrod to spy on extraterrestrials. Swann remote viewed extraterrestrials on the moon who had bases on the dark side. In later interviews and in his book, Penetration, Swann claimed that he viewed various structures on the surface and observed extraterrestrials near them who were able to breath unaided, thereby suggesting an atmosphere on the moon. Swanns remote viewing was confirmed by Axelrod who sent Swan a book by George Leonard describing similar structures he viewed on the moon using photographic analysis of NASA images. The success of Swann and Project Star Gate in delivering accurate remote viewing data to
intelligence agencies quickly led to military agencies asking Swann to develop the necessary protocol for training military remote viewers. Swanns involvement with the covert activities of Mr Axelrod provides valuable evidence on extraterrestrials living among us.
In one incident, Swan describes how he was taken by Axelrod to a remote location, thought to be Alaska, where they traveled to a lake to view UFO activity. The goal was for Swann to psychically gain information on what the extraterrestrials were doing at what appeared to be a secret UFO base. Swann described in detail an incident involving a UFO coming out of a lake, drawing in some of the lakes water, and expanding in size from a tiny spot into a large triangular vehicle. He passed on the psychic information to Axelrod before they quickly left the area in order to escape detection by the UFO. What is most remarkable in Swanns testimony about his covert work for Axelrod is a supermarket incident where he encountered a strikingly attractive female who he psychically intuited was extraterrestrial.
Swann claims that he was shopping in a Los Angeles supermarket when he noticed a very attractive, scantily clad female. He claims that his body physically began buzzing as he viewed her out of the corner of his eyes and intuitively received information that she was an extraterrestrial. At first dismissing the idea, he got independent confirmation of her extraterrestrial identity by observing her being followed by two of Mr Axelrods operatives, also in the supermarket. Frightened by the presence of Axelrods operatives Swann quickly exited the venue due to his fear of what might happen. Final confirmation that the female was extraterrestrial followed not long afterward when Axelrod phoned Swann to discuss whether the extraterrestrial female had telepathically communicated with him. Axelrod had been told by his two operatives that Swann had been in the presence of the extraterrestrial and had possibly communicated with her. Axelrod was very worried about this possibility
and Swann assured him that no telepathic communication had occurred. Investigative reporter Garry Bekkum describes what happened:
The renewed phone contact by Axelrod was far from ordinary. First Swann received a mysterious phone call from a female operative, directing him to a different phone. The call ended in dead silence, suggesting that the phone line had been cut and spliced into. Once he reached the designated phone, Swann engaged in a scrambled conversation with Axelrod, asking about the strange sexy woman in the supermarket. Axelrod warned, "I feel obliged to tell you that she is really dangerous." Apparently Swann believed that Axelrod's warning had confirmed his worst fear. Not only were extraterrestrials on the moon, but they had operatives here on Earth, among the ordinary people. If Axelrod was to be believed, they were to be avoided at all possible cost.
Axelrods efforts to monitor the extraterrestrial female, his concern about Swann being in telepathic communication with her, and his warning that she was dangerous suggested that Axelrods efforts were part of an official policy to prevent any ordinary civilians from fraternizing with extraterrestrials.
The above supermarket episode helps confirm the testimonies of Dean, Adamski, Menger and Hernandez that extraterrestrials are living among the human population. While they generally appear to be very attractive, they can blend in without standing out too much. Nevertheless, it does appear that they can be identified by shadow government agencies who apparently attempt to monitor the activities of extraterrestrials living among us. The Swan episode demonstrates that not only are extraterrestrials blending in with the general population, but covert government agencies go to great effort to monitor extraterrestrials, and to deter private citizens from interacting with extraterrestrials.
Another noteworthy aspect to Swanns encounter with an extraterrestrial is that she was followed by two of Axelrods covert operatives. This helps confirm that extraterrestrials blending in with the general population are monitored by covert personnel who are drawn from various special forces units in the military and intelligence services. Another whistleblower case that helps illustrate the use of special forces for such monitoring work is testimony from an alleged former member of Britains elite Special Boat Service who claims that during his employment he had to arrest two females that he believed were extraterrestrials. This is what he said according to a third party recalling his testimony at a confidential gathering of UFO researchers:
He claimed that he was once in the S.B.S., or the 'Special Boat Service', which
is a lesser known special intelligence service like the S.A.S. within the United Kingdom. He was told to travel to the London Underground, to South Kensington tube station if memory serves me correctly. When he boarded a train, the supervisor with him pointed out two women on the train that he was ordered to take away. These females were tall, blonde and blue eyed, and had the appearance of twins. He described them as having quite high foreheads, and that they were the most beautiful women he had seen, with perfect physiques. He described how everyone else on the train seemed to be in a trance, and reacted to the abduction of two people from a public train, with complete indifference. He had not been
told why they were being abducted, and was concerned for their safety. As he
took them away he said that they conveyed a feeling of peace towards him. The man had been concerned that he may have been indirectly responsible for
bringing these two women into harms way. It was after about a week or two that he was sitting in a restaurant in Canary Wharf London, when one the two women that he had abducted, came over to his table and smiled at him, and generally conveyed that they were safe to him and that there was no need to worry.
The above incident provides a valuable example of how extraterrestrials living among us are monitored by various branches of the intelligence community, including special forces personnel. It appears as though such extraterrestrials can be taken into custody to gain intelligence of their activities and subsequently released. Such a policy suggests that responsible government authorities have determined that while extraterrestrials themselves dont pose a national security threat, it is the unauthorized disclosure of their presence which would constitute a national security threat. The behavior and concern of one of the women, who reassured the intelligence operative responsible for arresting her that she was safe, helps illustrate the benign nature of the extraterrestrials living among us and how they dont directly pose a national security threat.
Axelrods concern over the extraterrestrial females having made contact with Swann suggests that extraterrestrials are presumably under instructions not to disclose their true origins to private citizens. Furthermore, Axelrods extreme concern that Swann had made telepathic contact, indicates that any individuals who uncovers the actual identities of extraterrestrials could be taken into custody for debriefing or further action. It is therefore worth discussing the importance of the government laws and regulations dealing with citizens having unauthorized contact with extraterrestrials.
Extraterrestrial Exposure Law
In 1969, NASA passed a federal regulation dealing with Extra-terrestrial Exposure. The Extraterrestrial Exposure law offers a legal precedent for the detention and indefinite imprisonment of any individual who comes into contact with extraterrestrials. The most relevant passages concern the power of NASA administrator or his/her designee to:
Determine that a particular person, property, animal, or other form of life or matter, whatever is extra-terrestrially exposed and quarantine such person, property, animal, or other form of life or matter whatever. The quarantine may be based only on a determination, with or without the benefit of a hearing, that there is probable cause to believe that such person, property, animal or other form of life or matter whatever is extra-terrestrially exposed.
Most disturbing about this federal regulation was that such detention could not be appealed and due legal process, could be denied to citizens on the basis of probable cause that they have been extraterrestrially exposed. Given that the general public and elected representatives are not aware of an extraterrestrial presence, this NASA regulation gives a green light to practices and decisions concerning extraterrestrial exposure that are not subject to congressional oversight or media scrutiny. While the Extraterrestrial Exposure law was officially removed and placed on reserve status in 1991, it nevertheless creates a precedent that the legal counsel of any government agency or military department could cite for possible enforcement against individuals who have extraterrestrial contact. NASAs regulation, and similar laws or regulations in other countries, provide a powerful means of silencing individuals who come into contact with extraterrestrials who have merged
into the general population. Essentially, anyone encountering such extraterrestrials could be subjected to indefinite detention without any legal protection. This would not only deter individuals from disclosing such interactions with extraterrestrials, but would also help deter extraterrestrials from disclosing their origins to ordinary citizens.
Laws and regulations passed in the United States and elsewhere can be used as legal means of coercing private citizens who discover the true identity of extraterrestrials living among us. Accepting evidence that extraterrestrials are closely monitored and covert agencies are responsible for ensuring that such information does not get into the public domain, the conclusion is that private citizens are at great risk if they make contact and government agencies which wish to suppress this. Private citizens can be denied their constitutional rights despite such laws or regulations prohibiting unauthorized contact with extraterrestrials being withdrawn and placed on reserve status.
The evidence provided above in terms of the testimonies of different contactees and whistleblowers suggest that extraterrestrial visitors who are virtually indistinguishable from humans are living among us. These extraterrestrial visitors appear to have very attractive physical characteristics, extraterrestrial females being described as among the most beautiful women that male observers have witnessed. The extraterrestrials go to great trouble in learning the indigenous language of the culture they are immersed in, learning how to drive and navigate on highways systems, and taking innocuous jobs over several years. The fact that these extraterrestrials visitors are monitored and even taken into custody before being released suggests that a vast covert monitoring system is in place.
Extraterrestrials living among us appear to be operating in a manner similar to a celestial peace corps where they try to blend in. They presumably wish to learn about Earth culture and behavior; and to, perhaps, assist in passing on information to selected individuals. The fact that these extraterrestrials are monitored rather than immediately taken into permanent custody suggests that decisions have been taken by responsible government agencies to tolerate such an extraterrestrials presence. The case involving Valiant Thor suggests that the monitoring system created extends even to such visitors being given VIP status and allowed to regularly meet with senior officials. Consequently, it can be concluded that such extraterrestrials do not directly pose a national security threat, though knowledge of their origin is deemed to be a national security threat where individuals are sworn to secrecy. This would account for the great difficulty in gaining information about
extraterrestrials that have merged with the general population given the very high security classification attached to this phenomenon.
As far as national laws and regulations concerning extraterrestrial exposure are concerned, the only means to ensure that private citizens are protected if they do encounter extraterrestrials, is to have the right to interact with extraterrestrials formally recognized. While there is growing awareness of the need to have such a right recognized based on eventual government disclosure of UFOs as extraterrestrial in origin, it may require concerted public action to ensure this right. Some progress to this end has occurred with the issuing of a Declaration on Promoting Peaceful Relations with Extraterrestrials that explicitly refers to such a right, and was adopted at a conference in Hawaii on June 11, 2005. The third article of the Declaration states that signatories and supporters: Affirm the natural right of all citizens to have open contact with representatives of extraterrestrial civilizations in all cases, and to engage in non-official diplomacy. Another
initiative provides a draft bill for an Extraterrestrial Contact Act to be passed in the US Congress that would protect citizens experiencing extraterrestrial exposure. It is likely that similar bills will eventually be presented in most national parliaments.
The fact that a number of extraterrestrials have chosen to blend in with the general population will come as a great surprise to many still unsure about the reality of the UFO phenomenon and the extraterrestrial hypothesis. Even more startling is the possibility that extraterrestrial visitors are given VIP status and have met with senior officials in the US. The presence of extraterrestrial visitors quietly learning about human languages, culture, politics and science will give to many, great reassurance that humanity is being quietly assisted in preparing for a future of open contact with extraterrestrials. For many others, the opportunity to discover extraterrestrials living among us will motivate individuals to quietly explore this possibility with friends or acquaintances whose behavior may be a clue to an other worldly origin.
About the Author: Michael E. Salla, PhD., is the author of Exopolitics: Political Implications of the Extraterrestrial Presence (Dandelion Books, 2004) and founder of the popular website: Exopolitics.Org. He has held full time academic appointments at the Australian National University, and American University, Washington DC. He has a PhD in Government from the University of Queensland, Australia. During his professional academic career, he was best known for organizing a series of citizen diplomacy initiatives for the East Timor conflict funded by U.S. Institute of Peace and the Ford Foundation. He is the Founder of the Exopolitics Institute (www.exopoliticsinstitute.org ); Chief Editor of the Exopolitics Journal and Convener of the Extraterrestrial Civilizations and World Peace Conference.
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