Published: Tuesday, May 25, 2010
By Steve Hammons, American Chronicle, email@example.com
After more than 210,000 page views of the April 26, 2010, article
"Human-looking ETs secretly in U.S.?"
http://www.serpo.org/release34.php, it seems clear that there is significant public interest in the topic of
possible extraterrestrial visitation to Earth, UFOs and equally possible
activities of the U.S. defense and intelligence communities regarding
The article was about an account of a reported effort by U.S.
authorities – Operation TANGO-SIERRA – to investigate a
human-looking extraterrestrial who had made contact with a federal
employee. Are people who consider tales like this too gullible? Or, are
they open-minded and increasingly aware of highly unusual possibilities?
The same information sources for Operation TANGO-SIERRA are reportedly
also those who released information about the alleged Project SERPO.
That account involved a mission that allegedly sent 12
specially-selected and highly-trained U.S. military personnel to another
planet as guest of friendly extraterrestrial visitors as part of an
When we see news about calls for more openness and disclosure about
possible government activities in these areas, it also seems clear that
human psychology and our preparedness to deal with such possibilities
are major elements to consider.
In fact, it might be fair to say that disclosure about possible
extraterrestrial visitation to Earth is directly tied to the emotional,
spiritual, psychological and social readiness of the public to handle
this kind of news.
MEDIA AND EDUCATION
How would we measure public preparedness? Should we conduct more surveys
and public opinion polls about people's feelings and perceptions of UFOs
and ETs? How can we be sure that there would not be panic, distress,
disorientation and turmoil from such disclosure?
We must also be concerned with children and youngsters who could be
affected by fearful reactions. Has our educational system prepared them
to handle such a situation? Even our colleges and universities do not
routinely delve into these kinds of topics on classes related to science
or the social sciences.
Social stability and continuity in the face of disclosure must be
considered. Not that things wouldn't change – they would. But managing
this change is important, especially if the situation is challenging or
troubling in some ways.
Certain media platforms seem to be helping with this. TV is leading the
way. Flip your channel any given night and you are likely to see a show
on UFOs. Movies, too, are addressing these topics and helping audiences
think about different scenarios that could be involved.
Continuing the discussion in the media about subjects like this is
This is being done through the hundreds or thousands of websites
exploring anomalous and weird-science subjects. The longstanding number
one late-night radio show in the U.S., Coast to Coast AM, has been
dealing with these and other edge-science subjects for years.
Newer emerging media platforms like Open Minds Production of Tempe,
Arizona, are also developing audiences.
Are these media activities contributing to public mental health problems
with their coverage of UFOs and unusual topics? Or, are they helping us
mentally and emotionally deal with challenging realities?
HANDLING THE TRUTH
According to some researchers, certain elements of the U.S. government
have been trying to acclimate, educate and prepare us for these and
other emerging situations. Using indirect and discreet methods, we may
all have been slowly educated over several decades to be prepared for
And, maybe extraterrestrials or other unusual intelligences have also
been preparing us. Maybe we are getting closer, or even very close, to
greater disclosure and understanding about what might be going on.
If so, there is also responsibility on our shoulders to make sure that
the general public can handle increased information about these topics.
But limiting discussions only to UFOs and ETs might miss the larger
Discoveries about quantum physics, human consciousness, multiple
dimensions and other areas create a kind of synergy of fascinating
forces that might change the entire way we look at life, Nature, the
universe, reality and ourselves.
We don't need to look far to open our minds about the possible
realities. NASA astronauts have not only strongly hinted, but clearly
stated that there are extraterrestrial and/or unusual intelligences at
work. Other military personnel have also bravely stepped forward to
inform their fellow Americans.
Behavioral health professionals like the late Harvard psychiatrist John
Mack, M.D., showed great courage in addressing these kinds of issues.
Now, maybe it is OUR turn.
Maybe more disclosure will occur when a large enough segment of the
public is ready to accept some unusual truths and we are socially,
emotionally and psychologically prepared. When we reach that tipping
point, a new phase of understanding might emerge.
And this understanding might not just come from the powers-that-be. It
could arrive in the form of new awareness and perception within us.
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