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STASI: Alien invasion would play out like 'Independence Day'

Have you asked yourself why the government is suddenly eager to release secret UFO information that they’ve denied has even existed for the past 70 years? That may be the question of the year.

The information overload began on Dec. 16 when the New York Times broke a story that a secret UFO investigative agency with $ 22 million in Defense Department “black money” funding had existed from 2007 to 2012. It was called the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program (AATIP) — military speak for UFO hunters.

Immediately thereafter, a declassified government video, which had been taken on the camera cockpit of a Navy jet in 2004, went viral. The video shows a glowing, high-velocity, rotating, “Tic Tac-shaped” object flying over the Pacific, accompanied by audio of the astonished pilots.

In addition, the United States and at least a dozen other countries — and even the Vatican — have begun over the last few years either declassifying their UFO and alien encounter files, or making public statements about the existence of UFOs.

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If aliens exist and come to Earth, they’ll likely be “less friendly and less interested in our well-being,” retired U.S. Army major Paul H. Smith said.

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You don’t have to be a conspiracy theorist to make the connection that there seems to be a coordinated, concerted international effort to ease us into believing something that governments have denied for decades: the existence of UFOs in our airspace and other intelligent life in the universe.

Don’t we need to ask ourselves why now, why all this truth all of a sudden? Why, for example, are former U.S. military officials who worked on top-secret UFO investigations and psychic warfare now coming forward to speak about what they’d been ordered to keep secret for so long?

So I asked four people who were involved at the top levels in military programs and scientific UFO research, as well as one famous author who claims to have had alien encounters, about just what gives.

What they said was unsettling, especially since citizens have been lulled into what could be a false sense of security about UFOs by authorities for decades.

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Retired U.S. Army major Paul H. Smith, Ph.D. and author of “Reading the Enemy’s Mind: Inside Star Gate — America’s Psychic Espionage Program,” who was trained in psychic espionage — yes, the US Army had a unit devoted to teaching soldiers to use ESP to spy on foreign governments — told me there may be several possibilities for the new international openness about UFOs.

Their reasons could be calculated — and perhaps scary.

One possibility, he says, is that the government may be looking to outsource the search for alien life with civilian help. Another is that they are possibly hoping that if they trickle out a little information, people will be satisfied and turn their attention elsewhere.

The third possibility is not as mundane.

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Retired U.S. Army major Paul H. Smith

Retired U.S. Army major Paul H. Smith


“My contacts [retired military and scientists under contract to the government] say there might be a very real threat,” Smith said. “These aliens, they claim, are not necessarily like ‘E.T.,’ but seem more like ‘Independence Day.’ In other words, less friendly and less interested in our well-being. The government may be looking either to expand its base of knowledge or to prepare people for something.

“You could lobby all day and they wouldn’t budge [on releasing UFO information], so the real question is ‘why’ they’re willing to allow it now? There might be a serious concern that this thing is a real threat.”

This from a man who was trusted with the most secret of government intel for decades.

What that threat might be, however, we don’t know.

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A view of the building where the military portion of the Star Gate psychic spy program was headquartered for most of its existence.

A view of the building where the military portion of the Star Gate psychic spy program was headquartered for most of its existence.


But denying the existence of other intelligent life in the universe is, well, unintelligent and the height of human hubris.

The fact is that NASA’s $ 4.7 billion Hubble space telescope revealed that there may be more than a trillion galaxies just in our observable universe alone. Does it make any sense at all to believe that we’re the only ones out of so many galaxies? We’re not talking just planets, but whole galaxies.

We need to accept the long-hidden truth, the experts say, that our government has been busy looking for, tracking and allegedly collecting debris from alien space craft for decades — despite its official position of debunking anything and everything related to UFOs.

Retired Army Col. John Alexander, a former Green Beret and founder of the Advanced Theoretical Physics Group, ran the military’s psychokinesis group (bending metal with the mind) and wrote the book “UFOs: Myths, Conspiracies, and Realities.”

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Retired Army Col. John Alexander

Retired Army Col. John Alexander


“The phenomenon we are dealing with is at least as complicated as AIDS and cancer — and yet people are complaining about the $ 22 million spent on AATIP, which is maybe .001% of the Pentagon budget?” This phenomenon, is, he maintains, “A) real and, B) terribly complex. It is also a danger to civilian aviation, and there have [already] been several such incidents,” Alexander said.

William Birnes, who starred in History Channel’s “UFO Hunters” and is the author of several nonfiction books, including the upcoming “UFOs and The White House: What did Our Presidents Know and When did They Know It?” has been studying the UFO phenomenon for decades. He believes that the earth has been visited by E.T.s for thousands of years — and that the proof of those visits is solid.

“One from Area 51 [Roswell] taken from surveillance cameras and another video from Mt. Shasta, California, that shows the outline of a giant flying triangle. Then there’s the dress of UFO abductee Betty Hill from 1961. It had strange pink organic stains in it corresponding to where, she said, ETs grabbed her and dragged her into a space ship,” Birnes said.

Birnes’ new book details sightings and involvement with UFO research by presidents from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan to Bill Clinton.

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Bestselling author Whitley Strieber risked his personal reputation by publishing, after many fiction blockbusters, “Communion” — the chilling nonfiction account of his abduction by other-worldly beings from his upstate New York cabin on Dec. 26, 1985. The book sold millions of copies, was a New York Times bestseller and then a movie starring Christopher Walken.

And he tells me, his “visitations” are still happening.

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William Birnes, who starred in History Channel’s “UFO Hunters” says he believes the earth has been visited by E.T.s for thousands of years.

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More bizarrely still, after “Communion” was published, Strieber says he was contacted by his uncle, Col. Edward Strieber, a man whose exact job in the military had never been discussed.

“When he read ‘Communion,’ he called me,” Strieber said. “I had no idea he’d worked on Roswell until then, he’d never discussed anything like that. Turns out that he worked at Wright Field where the debris was taken for analysis by the Air Materiel Command.”

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Was his uncle’s work, I asked, connected to his own well-publicized alien encounters many years later?

“We thought that it was just too coincidental,” he answered.

Strieber says that he himself and others came into possession of material supposedly from the Roswell crash — he didn’t say how it came into his possession — but that lab results showed isotopic ratios that were not like those found on Earth.

“Extraordinary, really,” he said.

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Ancient geoglyphs carved into the desert ground between 500 BC-500 A.D. in southern Peru.

Ancient geoglyphs carved into the desert ground between 500 BC-500 A.D. in southern Peru.


Strieber believes the government needs to get scientists who are not on the government payroll involved in the E.T. phenomenon.

“We should have the very best minds like Stephen Hawking, who don’t want to be constrained by security clearances, and who would express the concern of mainstream scientists,” he said.

I asked him if he’s still being “visited,” and if so, what do the “visitors” look like?

He said he is, and said, “Suffice to say there are many, many forms. We don’t even know if they are all even physical.” But the “visitors” no longer scare him and he’s remained very involved. “I’m working very, very hard on it.”

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When I asked him whether that meant that he was working with beings from another dimension, he would only say, “This has very much been my own path. There’s a lot more than that. It’s a wonderful moment in history. I really hope there will be a time when I can more fully discuss this.”

Intrigued for years myself with the unexplained, I traveled to Peru and Bolivia in April for my own kind of “Ancient Aliens” vacation.

I flew in a small plane over the Nazca lines — ancient geoglyphs carved into the desert ground between 500 BC-500 A.D. in southern Peru. The giant carvings of a bird, a monkey, (the closest monkeys are at least 1,200 miles away), what appear to be runways, a huge Indian mandala design, and yes, the so-called Spaceman, can only be discerned by flying above them – a concept not known by humans in 500 B.C.

If we take the collected evidence from around the world — now available to anyone with access to a computer — and listen to what these learned men who claim first-hand personal or professional knowledge of secret government programs or of UFO research, and add their words to the extraordinary Defense Department UFO video footage, we might assume the age of disbelief is coming to an end.

A sign directs travelers to the start of the "1947 UFO Crash Site Tours" in Roswell, New Mexico.

A sign directs travelers to the start of the “1947 UFO Crash Site Tours” in Roswell, New Mexico.


Have the powers-that-be seen the light and know that they can’t keep us in the dark any longer? Or are they preparing us for something really extraordinary — something like a big reveal?

Whatever is coming, we know one thing for sure. For 70 years, our government has spent untold millions on secret space-and-ESP projects. That’s a lot of money and a lot of brain power for something that they swore didn’t exist.


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