One person’s journey from ignorance to conviction regarding extraterrestrial visitations. Long.
Evidence for the Existence of Extraterrestrial Life
Will Kenway, The Ostrich and the Elephant, April 1, 2019
This article is the result of more than three years of personal research into this subject, where I went from being someone who was vaguely interested in the possibility of life outside of our planet to someone who is now convinced that: yes, extraterrestrials do exist, and, yes, they also know that we exist. I hope you find the information contained in here as compelling as I did, and if you do, please share it so we can get the message out on what I think is the most important topic in our world today. Thanks!
I was never very interested in UFOs or the possibility of extraterrestrial life growing up. I mean, I knew how unfathomably big the universe was, and how it was very possible there were other lifeforms living within it, but as for them visiting us or communicating with us? I was very unconvinced. I used to think what a lot of people do, that it’s either people with fanciful imaginations, mistaken sightings, or Star Trek nerds who want to make their life more interesting. (no offence to Star Trek nerds, I have never seen the show.)
However, as I spoke about in my last blog “My disastrous spiritual awakening”, along my spiritual path I came across a person who claimed to channel an extraterrestrial entity called “Bashar”. Despite being very skeptical about this in the beginning, I soon became blown away by the clarity and wisdom he shared, and this opened me up to the possibility that maybe, just maybe, I could have been wrong about this.
I wasn’t content to have my belief in extraterrestrials based on a channeller though – I would need a lot more convincing than that, and a lot more “down to earth” evidence that pointed in that direction.
This initially came through a researcher called Richard Dolan, someone Bashar had actually recommended in one of his channeling sessions, along with his book, “A.D. After Disclosure: When the Government Finally Reveals the Truth About Alien Contact”. I’ve since come to buy any book that Bashar recommends, because his insight is so great; the other book he recommended being a series called “Conversations with God” by Neale Donald Walsch, which is fantastic, and I highly recommend reading or listening to the audiobooks. The more recent fourth volume of this series, called “Awaken the Species” actually specifically deals with the topic of extraterrestrials, or as he calls them “highly evolved beings” (HEBs), and it is just as good as the previous three volumes.
Nevertheless, my first introduction to “earthly” research on this topic came through Richard Dolan, when I watched his After Disclosure lecture, which can be found here:
In this lecture he takes a hypothetical look at what will happen on Earth once this truth finally comes out.
One of the notable inclusions in this lecture is when he mentions the famous “Twining Memo”, otherwise known as “The estimate of the situation”, where U.S. General Nathan Twining responded to an inquiry by another general about the phenomenon of “flying discs” that were being witnessed. His estimate is revealing:
He states: “It is the opinion that:
a. The phenomenon is something real and not visionary or fictitious.
b. There are objects probably approximating the shape of a disc, of such appreciable size as to appear to be as large as man-made aircraft.
c. There is a possibility that some of the incidents may be caused by natural phenomena, such as meteors.
d. The reported operating characteristics such as extreme rates of climb, maneuverability (particularly in roll), and motion which must be considered evasive when sighted or contacted by friendly aircraft and radar, lend belief to the possibility that some of the objects are controlled either manually, automatically or remotely.
e. The apparent common description is as follows:-
1. Metallic or light reflecting surface.
2. Absence of trail, except in a few instances where the object apparently was operating under high performance conditions.
3. Circular or elliptical in shape, flat on bottom and domed on top.
4. Several reports of well kept formation flights varying from three to nine objects.
5. Normally no associated sound, except in three instances a substantial rumbling roar was noted.
6. Level flight speeds normally above 300 knots are estimated.
He ends the memo stating that the observed phenomena represent something “not known to this command”.
The full version of the report can be found here:
The real issue with talking about the ET subject is not “what evidence is there to prove this” it’s “what evidence out of the abundance of information out there should I start with?”
I’ve never really been very interested in UFO sightings, and I’m still not really. I think they are the least reliable sources of evidence. What I am interested in is government and military documents which prove that government and military personnel have been VERY interested in this topic for a very long time.
As UFO researcher Grant Cameron said, “The problem is not that we don’t have the evidence; the problem is we have a hard time getting it out to the public.” Or, as ex-nuclear physicist Stanton Friedman said, “There is no doubt in my mind, after 37 years of study and investigation, that the evidence is overwhelming that planet Earth is being visited by intelligently controlled vehicles whose origin is extraterrestrial. There are no acceptable arguments against the flying saucer reality, only people who either haven’t studied the relevant data or have a strong will not to believe that Earth is at the bottom of the heap sociologically and technologically in our local galactic neighborhood.”
Dr J Allen Hynek, the scientist appointed to head the seemingly “official” Air Force inquiry into this matter (project “Blue Book”) said to Dr Steven Greer that despite the efforts of the project to dismiss anything unusual, that there were an “embarrassment of riches” in terms of the evidence. And, despite the official report that there was “nothing to be seen here”, Dr Hynek later became a UFO believer himself.
I just finished rewatching the 2017 Netflix documentary “Unacknowledged: An Expose of the World’s Greatest Secret” by Dr Steven Greer, which, I don’t think is an exaggeration to say that it is one of if not the most important documentaries ever made – not only because it shows there has been a cover up, but because it delves into how and why this cover up has gone on for so long. On the second time of viewing it, I went to the trouble of listing all the significant quotes mentioned in it by very high ranking people, including former presidents, military generals, and a director of the CIA.
They are as follows:
“The phenomenon of UFOs does exist, and it must be treated seriously.” – Mikhail Gorbachev, former President of Russia
“I can assure you that flying saucers, given that they exist, are not constructed by any power on Earth.” – President Harry S Truman
“I feel that the Air Force has not been giving out all the available information on these Unidentified Flying Objects. You cannot disregard so many unimpeachable sources.” – Honorable John McCormack, Speaker of the House
“I believe that these ET vehicles and their crews are visiting this planet from other planets, which obviously are a little more technically advanced than we are here on Earth.” – Astronaut Gordon Cooper
“I knew that we didn’t have any vehicles of that kind, the Russians didn’t have any of that type either. At that point in time there was no doubt in my mind that this vehicle was made at some other place than here on Earth.” – Gordon Cooper again
“Yes, there have been ET visitation. There have been crashed craft. There have been material and bodies recovered. And there is some group of people somewhere that may or may not be associated with government at this point, but certainly were at one time, that have this knowledge, and have been attempting to conceal this knowledge.” – Dr Edgar Mitchell, 6th man on the moon
“I believe the American people are entitled to a more thorough explanation than has been given them by the Air Force. I think we owe it to the people to establish credibility regarding UFOs, and to produce the greatest possible enlightenment of the subject.” – Former President Gerald Ford
“Of course flying saucers are real, and they are interplanetary” – Air Chief Marshall Lord Dowding
“We have indeed been contacted – perhaps even visited – by extraterrestrial beings, and the US government, in collusion with the other national powers of the Earth, is determined to keep this information from the general public.” – Victor Marchetti, former Special Assistant to the Executive Director of the CIA
Document from the Canadian government:
“a. The matter is the most highly classified subject in the United States government, rating higher even than the H-bomb.
b. Flying saucers exist.
c. Their modus operandi is unknown, but concentrated effort is being made by a small group headed by Doctor Vannevar Bush.
d. The entire matter is considered by the United States authorities to be of tremendous significance.”
“I am convinced that UFOs exist because I’ve seen one.” – Former President Jimmy Carter
“It is time for the truth to be brought out. Behind the scenes, high-ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about the UFOs. But through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense. I urge immediate Congressional action to reduce the dangers from secrecy about unidentified flying objects.” – Former CIA Director Vice Admiral Roscoe Hillenkoetter
As part of the Freedom of Information Act, the FBI released a memo sent from special agent Guy Hottel addressed to J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI, three years after the Roswell crash. This is now public record and has become the number 1 document viewed on the FBI website since its release. The memo states:
“Subject: Information concerning Flying Saucers
An investigator for the Air Forces stated that three so-called flying saucers had been recovered in New Mexico. They were described as being circular in shape with raised centres, approximately 50 feet in diameter. Each one was occupied by three bodies of human shape but only 3 feet tall, dressed in metallic cloth of a very fine texture. Each body was bandaged in a manner similar to the blackout suits used by speed flyers and test pilots.
According to Mr [blacked out] informant, the saucers were found in New Mexico due to the fact that the Government has a very high-powered radar set-up in that area, and it is believed the radar interferes with the controlling mechanism of the saucers.”
There is a great youtube video done by the screenwriter for the films “21” and “The Social Network”, Ben Mezrich, called “Why I believe in UFOs and You Should Too” where he discusses, among other things, the famous “Roswell” incident of 1947 –
The Roswell incident was actually a very interesting event, and not many people know the story, because it has been so clouded in secrecy and ridicule for so many years. Basically, there was some type of crashed craft retrieved, and the Air Force (amazingly) released a statement saying, “We now have in our possession a flying saucer”. Two hours later they retracted that statement and brought out the now-famous “weather balloon” photograph. The interesting thing about that weather balloon photograph is that every person involved in taking that photograph: the cameraman, the person in the photograph, and the person who ordered the photograph be taken, all later came out and said that it was a fake and what was found was not a weather balloon. Not to mention that this doesn’t even mention the three bodies that were recovered and detailed in the Guy Hottel report. To this day the Air Force has not released the files related to this event.
For those who say, “if this were true then where are all the whisteblowers? How could they keep this secret if people knew?”
Well, Steven Greer released another great documentary a few years ago called “Sirius”, which is interview after interview with air traffic controllers, pilots, military personel, etc all testifying of their personal experiences of this phenomenon. Here is the link for that documentary:
One of the most interesting cases of a mass UFO sighting occurred in Phoenix, Arizona in 1997. About 10% of the state of Arizona was outside one night looking up at the sky to witness the Hale-Bopp comet that was meant to be passing by that night. Instead, a formation of lights appeared above Phoenix belonging to a ship about a mile wide, flying low and slowly on a trajectory crossing all major cities in Arizona. At the time, Arizona governor Fife Symington denied witnessing the event, and went along with the official Air Force explanation that these were “military flares” (he now admits this was not true, he did witness the event, and acknowledges that they were not military flares). Given that about 10% of the state witnessed this, there are obviously countless testimonies, including from quite prominent people, some of whom are included in this documentary:
Fife Symington now believes he, along with all the others, witnessed a UFO.
Another former government official, Canadian Defence Minister Paul Hellyer has now come out as a whistleblower for the reality of the extraterrestrial phenomenon. He’s pretty old now so his approach is rather… straight to the point! See him here at the Citizen’s Hearing for Disclosure:
And here is Richard Dolan giving a speech at the same hearing:
Now I will discuss more recent events circulating around the 2016 election, including some very interesting remarks from Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and former Bill Clinton Chief of Staff John Podesta.
“The implications of this are so vast and so profound that no aspect of life will be unchanged when it comes out.” – Laurance S. Rockefeller to Dr Steven Greer
2016 was a big year in the field of UFO research. With the U.S. election and Wikileaks revelations, a lot of things began to come out of the woodwork. Notably among these was Hillary Clinton’s expressed interest in the topic through her campaign manager and former Bill Clinton Chief of Staff John Podesta.
John Podesta has been a long-time advocate for the disclosure of the UFO files. In 2014, upon leaving his position as Counselor to the President in the Obama administration, he tweeted: “Finally, my biggest failure of 2014: Once again not securing the #disclosure of the UFO files. #thetruthisstilloutthere”
Some people may have passed this off as a light-hearted comment from someone having a little joke at the end of his role in office, but Podesta was serious, and has been serious about this topic for a long time.
Here he is at the National Press Club where he says: “I think it’s time to open the books on questions that have remained in the dark, on the question of government investigation of UFOs. It’s time to find out what the truth really is that’s out there. We ought to do it really because it’s right. We ought to do it because, quite frankly, the American people can handle the truth. And we ought to do it because it’s the law.”
Video here: httpss://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9ttSXYwZsg
This is not the only time he has spoken so candidly about this either. When Hillary Clinton was interviewed by Lena Dunham, he tweeted, “Great interview, @lenadunham. But Lena, ask her about aliens next time!! #TheTruthIsOutThere”
And here he is speaking to Jake Tapper on the issue:
Podesta: I think that the U.S. government could do a much better job in answering the questions, the legitimate questions, that people have about what’s going on with Unidentified Aeriel Phenomena, and they should – you know, the American people can handle the truth, so they should just do a thorough search and open it up.
Tapper: What is the truth, is there evidence of alien life?
Podesta: You know, that’s for the public to judge once they’ve seen all the evidence that the U.S. government has.
Tapper: What do you think? What do you think personally?”
Podesta: What do I think?…. I think there’s a lot of planets out there.”
Here are The Young Turks responding to this interview, where Cenk Uygur says: “When I read this story I thought it was tongue-in-cheek and, you know, largely kidding, but kind of serious at the same time… Wow that was not tongue-in-cheek! Wow that was totally serious!
One of the most damning and revealing pieces of evidence for this came through a Wikileaks revealed email between John Podesta and Eric Brys thanking Podesta for his work on uncovering the truth about UFOs for future generations, with Podesta then thanking Brys for the email, saying “Thanks for your support. We will keep at it.”
Podesta’s leaked emails were littered with references to UFOs and disclosure, and this to me seems like a smoking gun admission that John Podesta is working very hard on this issue. The email can be found here:
And remember, Wikileaks has a 100% record for producing legitimate documents.
Now we come to a more light-hearted but very interesting part of what happened during the 2016 campaign. Those who know Hillary Clinton know she has had a long-standing interest in the topic of UFOs, and was pictured at the Rockefeller Ranch with Laurance S. Rockefeller holding a book by Paul Davis entitled, “Are We Alone: Philosophical Implications of the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life”.
The reason this became more light-hearted was because both Clinton and Obama were asked directly about this issue on Jimmy Kimmel’s late night TV show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
Anyone who understands politics will understand that politicians on these talk shows are given what questions they will be asked prior to appearing, so they can prepare their answers. This means that what both Clinton and Obama said were very carefully worded replies, which makes them all the more interesting.
Here is Obama’s appearance:
Here is Hillary Clinton’s appearance:
Given the context of all the available evidence, their replies are quite interesting. If there was no evidence there, why would Obama respond to Kimmel’s question of whether he looked into the UFO files by saying, “I can’t reveal anything”? It seems to me that is suggesting there is something there and he is answering honestly: that he can’t reveal it. Because how could he? How could he come on national TV and come out straight with, “Oh yes Jimmy, I looked and there is literally mountains of evidence supporting the fact that we are not alone in the universe.” He could never say that. It would panic the public. What he said seems to come as close to indicating there is something there without coming straight out and saying it. And think about it from the opposing perspective: If he looked and there really was nothing there, would he ever say on national TV “I can’t reveal anything”, and risk worrying the public that there is something there? What reason would he have to do that?
In Hillary Clinton’s case, it is just as interesting. Kimmel says: “I asked your husband this and he said there was nothing there.” To which Clinton replies: “Well…” and Jimmy, shocked, says “Oh!” Clinton then continues: “I’m going to do it again, right?” Something else interesting happens here: she tries to move away from the acronym UFO (an acronym with a lot of psychological baggage attached to it) and uses a new, fresh term: “UAP” – Unidentified Aeriel Phenomenon. Again, here it appears she is saying yes this phenomenon is real, and yes we take it seriously enough to have come up with a new term for it to move away from all the spookiness of the term “UFO” and all the little green men that term conjures up in the mind.
And finally, here is a news report from the 2016 campaign detailing Podesta and Clinton’s interest in UFOs. In it, it quotes Clinton as saying: “I think we may have been (visited already). We don’t know for sure.” And, “Maybe we could have, like, a task force to go to Area 51.” Why the president would need a task force to go to Area 51 is beyond me – unless of course presidents have asked for information previously and been denied (which has been claimed many times).
So the question remains WHY then? Why after all this evidence is the public still largely in the dark on this issue? Well, I think there are a couple of reasons. Firstly, there has been a lot of disinformation and ridicule of this topic, which has ingrained it in our psyche that this is not something to be taken seriously. But more importantly, I think it’s a deeper psychological issue: People will only open up to and accept what they are psychologically ready to open up to and accept. There’s a phenomenon in psychological research called cognitive dissonance, where, if people are shown evidence that is contrary to their particular belief or behaviour, they will disregard the evidence, even if it is credible, just to avoid the discomfort that goes along with having their beliefs or behaviours brought into question. We really like to think we know how the world works, it makes us feel comfortable in a world that’s often difficult to make sense of. So we hold onto our beliefs, even in the face of significant opposing evidence, just in order to avoid feeling uncomfortable.
There is really a lot more I could write on this topic, but I think that this post is enough for now. My challenge to you, the reader, is to go out there and look for yourself! Keep your mind open (although still use your own discernment obviously), and consider the possibility that maybe, just maybe, we as a collective society have been very very wrong about something very big for a very long time.
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