We can endlessly debate whether the world is ready, but it seems that the UFO files disclosure is inevitable.
UFO sightings, alien encounters, crop circles and other “paranormal” phenomena are getting more and more difficult to deny when nearly everyone in the developed world is a walking camera set to record anything interesting, and if it’s interesting or shocking enough, the videos go viral in a matter of hours.
In the words of a former NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell,
“I urge those who are doubtful: Read the books, read the lore, start to understand what has really been going on. Because there really is no doubt we are being visited.”
Whether we learn about the extraterrestrials through government channels or through a mass contact of some sort, it's going to happen, and it may be sooner than we think.
Proponents of the UFO disclosure await the revelation with gleeful impatience, but there is a grain of salt in their enthusiasm that no one wants to acknowledge. Are there any downsides to the disclosure?
1. Cultural shock and disruption of the social order
Although most people have if not a conviction, at least a sneaking suspicion that there is more to the story than water balloons or secret military tests, disclosing the reality of extra-terrestrial presence will still result in a great shock.
Some will have their most cherished beliefs shattered in a matter of seconds, others will feel frightened and even terrified in the most primal and overwhelming way.
The shock will be exacerbated by the realization of the UFO cover-up. People will have to come to terms with the fact that they've been lied to for 60+ years, if we consider the Roswell crash to be the triggering event that created the need for the cover-up.
Essential information that was meant for the entire human race was concealed for far too long. When people realize that, there will be a public outcry against the government(s). Surely, the authorities will try to frame the disclosure in their favor, posing as the caretakers of humanity, but it will take a long time before people can trust them again.
2. ETs may be too advanced for us to understand, communicate or relate to.
“Beam me up, Scottie. There’s no intelligent life down here.”
Captain Kirk of the Starship Enterprise, Star Trek
Correspondingly, humans may be too savage, too primitive or too different for the ETs.
Some scientists believe that we shouldn't be disclosing anything or advertizing our presence to other civilizations because if some advanced space-faring species learn of our existence, chances are, they'll only be interested in our resources.
Stephen Hawking warns that ‘If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans.’
Carl Jung wrote in 1954 that in the event of the disclosure humanity as a whole will end up "in the precarious position of primitive communities today in conflict with the superior culture...the rudder would be removed from our grasp."
3. ETs may be humans from the future.
What if the so-called aliens are highly evolved humans from the future? In this case the disclosure is not only undesirable; it is unlikely because any direct intervention would create what is known as the time travel paradox: altering the past to the point of non-existence of the future you came from.
As far-fetched as it sounds, there is some subsidiary evidence to support this theory, namely, the Rendlesham Forest incident in 1980 when Sgt. James Penniston telepathically received a binary code from contact with an alien craft. When the data was decoded many years later, it was found to contain, among other things, the words "EXPLORATION OF HUMANITY", “FOR PLANETARY ADVANCE”, and the date 8100.
There's hardly a more fascinating and a more misunderstood concept than time. Even the most reputable scientists don't presume to understand it, nor do they discard the possibility of time travel. Einstein was obsessed with it. Stephen Hawking postulated that scientifically, it is entirely possible to go forward in time if you're traveling within a vessel that approaches the speed of light, or if you're near an object of enormous mass, like the black hole. He did, however, conclude that travel back in time is impossible because of the time travel paradox.
But who's to say that scientists living hundreds or thousands or even millions of years from now won't achieve time travel to the past? Consider the technological advances that happened in the last 100 years alone. Can we imagine the kind of science that would exist, say, mere five thousand years from now?
Will these future humans even have a linear sense of time? If everything happens simultaneously (we step into the advanced quantum physics territory), then there is no past or future; they're just made-up concepts.
Everything happens NOW. However, the question then becomes: what is the purpose of those evolved future humans here, in our "time" and "space"?
In any case, the implications of the time-traveling future humans theory are too profound and too bizarre for most people to grasp. Besides, it seems that the future "aliens" are not looking for open contact, otherwise they would've done it already.
4. Disclosure might mean access to advanced technology humans are not ready for.
It's enough to take a quick look at our recent history to realize that humans with advanced technology equals monkey with a grenade.
We're just too neurotic and too violent of a civilization to be part of an intelligent interplanetary community, and we have a tendency to turn any new scientific discovery into a weapon.
Some UFO researchers contend that it already happened after the Roswell incident. There are witnesses who say that the wreckage from the UFO crash has been immediately appropriated by the US military, studied and reverse-engineered into the Stealth series of military aircraft. Other rapid advancements in modern warfare in the last 50 years have also been linked to leaked UFO technology (you can read more on the subject in Philip Corso’s book, ("The Day After Roswell ").
You don't have to be an expert on weapons to conclude that in all probability any advanced alien technology will be used and abused by the military before (and if) it ever gets to the people.
"I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within."
"And a lie, Mr. Mulder, is most convincingly hidden between two truths."
Deep Throat, The X-Files TV series
Perhaps the biggest issue with the UFO files disclosure is disinformation.
What if the American government (or any other government) will not tell the whole truth but the selected bits and pieces?
What if this information will not be given in a proper context to minimize fear and misunderstanding?
And the most disturbing question of all, what if...the UFO files disclosure will be a preparation step before we're pulled into another war under false pretenses, this time an interplanetary war, or at least that's how it will be presented?
One staged attack - and the people will get behind whatever military measures the government will find necessary. 9/11 certainly fit the bill for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – wars we still can't get out of. In all likelihood some UFOs are built by the military. They can already simulate alien "events" like abductions or cattle mutilations, and given the right circumstances and timing, they can simulate an attack.
Psychologically we're already prepared for an "alien invasion". Look at the sci-fi movies and TV series released in the last 10-20 years - most of them deal with some kind of alien threat in the end of the world scenario. Just to name a few:
"Independence Day" (1996), "The Arrival" (1996), "Signs" (2002), "War of the Worlds" (2005), "Transformers" (2007), "The Invasion" (2007), "Cloverfield" (2008), TV series "V" (2009-2011), "Skyline" (2010), "Cowboys & Aliens" (2011), "Battle: Los Angeles" (2011), "Darkest Hour" (2011), TV series "Falling Skies" (2011-2014), "Battleship" (2012), "The Avengers" (2012), "Prometheus" (2012), "Dark Skies" (2013), "Man Of Steel" (2013), "Oblivion" (2013), "Pacific Rim" (2013).
We've been fighting the Soviets. We've been fighting the terrorists. We've been fighting the "rogue nations". Before his death in 1977 Wernher von Braun, a German “space architect” and the father of rocket technology, warned that the next enemy with a capital "E" will be the extraterrestrials.
The weaponization of space is already on the way. Right now space-based weapons are said to protect us from asteroids and comets, but according to Dr. Carol Rosin's testimony at the Disclosure Project (she was working closely with von Braun, especially in the last years of his life), the final step in gaining global control over the population is a universal alien threat from outer space, the kind Reagan talked about in his UN address in 1987.
What's chilling about this information is that von Braun correctly predicted every major development in the US foreign policy that justified building space-based weapons: the Cold War and the “Star Wars” program, the war on the "nations of concern", the War on Terror, then the asteroids becoming a threat de jour.
After asteroids come the aliens. The next and final stage will be "an attempt to unite the world through militarism <...> using ET as the new cosmic scapegoat." (Dr. Steven Greer, "Cosmic Deception: Let The Citizen Beware", 2002).
This article is in no way advocating postponing the Disclosure, but there is a strong possibility that we will not be given a full Disclosure; we will be given a mixture of half-truths and outright lies designed to lead us to yet another catastrophic war, this time of planetary proportions.
It cannot be overstated how important it is for people to be aware of this pseudo alien invasion scenario. Perhaps it will not happen at all, perhaps somehow it will not be allowed to happen. But we cannot sit and wait for some benevolent ETs to come and save us. We certainly cannot count on our own authorities or religious leaders. It's up to us as people, as Earthlinks to get educated and to spread the word.
Dr. Wernher von Braun's message related to Dr. Carol Rosin was that of extreme urgency:
"What he told me was that there is an accelerated effort in place. He didn't mention a timeline but he said that it was going to be speeding up faster than anybody could possibly imagine. That the effort to put weapons into space was not only based on a lie but would accelerate past the point of people even understanding it until it was already up there and too late."
If you believe this, if you can see the signs, if you feel that this information correlates with your Highest Truth, don't be silent. Let others know what's happening. Spread the word. Don't let them take the Disclosure from us and turn it into another travesty of fear-mongering and mass enslavement.
About the Author
Eden Shetiyah is a freelance writer and editor from San Diego, California. She's been reading ever since she learnt the alphabet. Reading led her to writing. Writing led to more reading, and to the realization that there's nothing more magical or more difficult than writing.
Eden specializes in UFO-related topics, mystical or religious experiences, transpersonal psychology, Goddess spirituality, death and NDE, ancient civilizations, alchemy, and alternative cultural narratives. She is a published author of short stories and an active member of an online writing community HubPages.com.