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Edward Snowden’s Extraterrestrial Comments Reveal How Deep Government Secrecy May Go

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    Edward Snowden expressed that he did not find any extraterrestrial related documents within the CIA or NSA database. With all of the information that's emerged, this most likely means he did not have a high enough clearance to see it.

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    Why is our world drenched in secrecy? Why can't we live on a planet that basks in transparency? What are the implications of people finding out that we have been visited and are being visited by intelligent life forms from elsewhere?

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What Happened: In his book Permanent Record, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden states, “For the record, as far as I could tell, aliens have never contacted Earth or at least they haven’t contacted US intelligence.” He also addressed the topic on Joe Rogan’s podcast, stating that that he had “ridiculous access to the networks of the NSA, the CIA, the military, all these groups. I couldn’t find anything, he continued. ” So if it’s hidden, and it could be hidden, it’s hidden really damn well, even from people who are on the inside.” 

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It’s unfortunate that Snowden did not comment on the UFO topic, given the fact that we know now UFOs are real and that multiple intelligence agencies have been collecting information about them for decades. This is now a matter of public record. In fact, intelligence agencies will release what they know about UFOs, which many believe does not warrant an extraterrestrial explanation, in a few short months. These days it’s hard to expect any sort of truth from the government in my opinion.

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Obviously, Snowden had a very high security clearance, but it’s unclear whether or not he’s actually researched the topic at all. Granted, he didn’t come across any information suggesting that extraterrestrials are real or have been visiting Earth, but others with such security clearances, perhaps even higher than Snowden, have. Based on my research into this topic for more than fifteen years, I’ve found that those with the highest security clearances, like CIA directors or presidents, for example, do not and have not had access to information pertaining to this subject. That’s why I was glad he mentioned that “it could be hidden” and “it’s hidden really damn well” because from what I’ve discovered, this is indeed the case and it’s something that’s been expressed by many.

Take Apollo 14 astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell, for example, who claimed to have been privileged enough to be in on the fact that we are being visited and have been visited by intelligent life from elsewhere. In Dr. Steven Greer’s film, unacknowledged, he explains how himself and Mitchell had multiple meetings with the highest ranking intelligence people within the Pentagon who also expressed that they had zero access to information on the subject.

Eric W. Davis, a renowned astrophysicist who worked with the Pentagon UFO program stated that he gave a classified briefing to a Defense Department Agency, as recently as March 2020, about retrievals from “off-world vehicles not made on this Earth. This was covered by the New York Times. Since the leak of this document, there has been no denial publicly by Davis regarding the authenticity of these documents, and the focal point of the document is about a meeting (and what happened after that meeting) that took place in 1997 between UFO researcher Dr. Steven Greer, Admiral Wilson, Dr. Edgar Mitchell (Apollo 14 astronaut) and other high ranking individuals within the military, as mentioned in the paragraph above. This meeting was spoken about by Dr. Greer and Dr. Mitchell nearly four years prior to the leak of these documents in the documentary mentioned above , so it’s all very interesting to get this kind of confirmation and corroboration.

This is just one example. I can tell you based on my research that the secrecy behind this subject is unprecedented. But this is nothing new.

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Why This Is Important: According to the estimates of some, the US government alone classifies up to 500 million pages of documents every single year, for the purpose of protecting ‘national security.’ Our world is drenched in secrecy, and it’s reached a point where we don’t really know what’s happening on our planet. The United States has a history of government agencies existing in secret for years. The National Security Agency (NSA) was founded in 1952, its existence was hidden until the mid 1960’s. Even more secretive is the National Reconnaissance Office, which was founded in 1960 but remained completely secret for 30 years.

“National security” has now become an umbrella term to classify any information that threatens certain corporate or political agendas.

This is why we musn’t be so quick to label something a “conspiracy theory.” Mainstream UFO disclosure is and has been ramping up, which is confusing to many given the fact that the topic was subjected to an “official campaign of ridicule and secrecy” as expressed by former CIA director Roscoe Hillenkoetter,  for so long. You can read more about that discussion and the concerns people have regarding possible deception, here.

Final Thoughts: At the end of the day, is it really so far fetched to think that we’ve been visited by intelligent beings from other worlds? We know so little, we are still a race in its infancy and we have so much to discover. Think about it, if you were an intelligent being observing another planet with “intelligent” life on it, what would you do? If it were me, I would survey the planet for quite some time. If I was an intelligent being from elsewhere, I could either classify our species as a violent one, or a beautiful one, or a mix of the two. In all honesty it would be quite disturbing and perhaps even scary to attempt flying around in our atmosphere given the fact that our planet is and has been plagued with war and weaponry.

Given the fact that governments have seemed desperate to capture UFO technology, and that the protocol has always been to “shoot first and ask questions after” (Paul Hellyer) I would be extra careful.

The idea that we are not alone has huge implications and leaves no aspect of humanity untouched. Human beings still have a long way to go, our tendency to label things, believe everything is a “conspiracy theory” or some type of great deception plan often gets in the way of our ability discern what is and what isn’t. At the end of the day, I would hope the phenomenon somehow encourages people to ask more questions about our planet, why we live the way we do, why we keep so many secrets from each other and why did we create the current human experience when we have the solutions and the ability to create a human experience where all life on this planet can can truly thrive?

The solutions are there, that’s not the problem, so if that’s the case what continues to prevent these solutions from ever seeing the light of day? When it comes to UFOs, perhaps technology can be of assistance, but the most important thing is the consciousness behind our technological discoveries. What do we use new discoveries for, do we use them to build weapons, to control people and to make a profit or do we use them for the benefit of all?

On a final note, I do not believe the discovery of intelligent extraterrestrial life is something for governments to tell us, I believe it is and will be a citizens initiative.

If you’d like to dive deeper into this topic, Collective Evolution has been writing about it for years. You can view all of our archived articles on the subject, here.

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New UFO Film Questions What The US Government Is Hiding

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The US recently released its highly anticipated Pentagon UAP report, but it wasn’t much more than a 9 page rundown of what has been known for decades. Regardless, for many, what was promising was that the UFO subject was being taken seriously again – and perhaps many more scientists might get involved.

For decades many have been warning about leaving UFO disclosure in the hands of a government that likes to use crisis’ or current events to expand its defense budgets. Further, why would we suddenly expect a government, who has been lying about this subject for 70 years, to suddenly come forth with the truth? What would inspire them to suddenly change their mind?

Perhaps it’s because the search for ET is an idea who’s time has truly come. We’ve reporting on this for over 13 years, and are mongst a community of researchers who have been encouraging humanity to look at the evidence for more than 70 years. It feels like an idea that human collective consciousness is more than ready to explore.

The impact the ET question has on our individual and collective worldview has the power to truly change the way we view ourselves and the meaning of life here on earth. Think of the implications answers to this question could have on how we set up and run our society as well. Technology, culture, collaboration etc – I spoke about this more in great detail in my extended interview for Greer’s. prior film Close Encounters of The Fifth Kind here.

Now, a new documentary from Dr. Steven Greer, directed by my good friend Michael Mazzola, seeks to explore what the films calls “the current government and media disinformation campaign promoting 3 big lies:”

1. We do not know what these UAPs/ UFOs are. WE DO.
2. Humans cannot make craft that can maneuver like UFOs. WE CAN and WE DO.
3. The UFOs are a threat. THEY ARE NOT.

Bold statements. Watch the film below and see what resonates most with you.

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Pentagon UFO Report: Explanations Fall Into One of Five Categories. Aliens Not Ruled Out

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So is it aliens? The long awaited Pentagon UFO report is here, and the executive summary alone gives insight into the nature of this report from US Intelligence Communities.

The limited amount of high-quality reporting on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) hampers our ability to draw firm conclusions about the nature or intent of UAP. The Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF) considered a range of information on UAP described in U.S. military and IC (Intelligence Community) reporting, but because the reporting lacked sufficient specificity, ultimately recognized that a unique, tailored reporting process was required to provide sufficient data for analysis of UAP events.

Essentially, the report aims to acknowledge 16 years of this phenomenon, while leaving out the 70 years it has been studying this phenomenon.

Still, as per the report, the U.S. government can’t explain 143 of the 144 cases of unidentified flying objects reported by their own military planes.

It acknowledges that “a handful of UAP appear to demonstrate advanced technology.”

In 18 incidents, described in 21 reports, observers reported unusual UAP movement patterns or flight characteristics. Some UAP appeared to remain stationary in winds aloft, move against the wind, maneuver abruptly, or move at considerable speed, without discernible means of propulsion. In a small number of cases, military aircraft systems processed radio frequency (RF) energy associated with UAP sightings.

The UAPTF holds a small amount of data that appear to show UAP demonstrating acceleration or a degree of signature management. Additional rigorous analysis are necessary by multiple teams or groups of technical experts to determine the nature and validity of these data. We are conducting further analysis to determine if breakthrough technologies were demonstrated.

It goes on to drop the last 16 years of measuring this phenomenon into 5 key categories, non of which mention non human intelligent life, but that is technically a bin for it.

The five categories are,

Airborne Clutter: These objects include birds, balloons, recreational unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), or airborne debris like plastic bags that muddle a scene and affect an operator’s ability to identify true targets, such as enemy aircraft. Natural

Atmospheric Phenomena: Natural atmospheric phenomena includes ice crystals, moisture, and thermal fluctuations that may register on some infrared and radar systems.

USG or Industry Developmental Programs: Some UAP observations could be attributable to developments and classified programs by U.S. entities. We were unable to confirm, however, that these systems accounted for any of the UAP reports we collected.

Foreign Adversary Systems: Some UAP may be technologies deployed by China, Russia, another nation, or a non-governmental entity. UNCLASSIFIED 6 UNCLASSIFIED

Other: Although most of the UAP described in our dataset probably remain unidentified due to limited data or challenges to collection processing or analysis, we may require additional scientific knowledge to successfully collect on, analyze and characterize some of them. We would group such objects in this category pending scientific advances that allowed us to better understand them. The UAPTF intends to focus additional analysis on the small number of cases where a UAP appeared to display unusual flight characteristics or signature management.

The report does state, rather predictably, that some observations could be the result of sensor errors, spoofing, or observer misperception and require additional rigorous analysis.

As expected, they are claiming that “UAP clearly pose a safety of flight issue and may pose a challenge to U.S. national security.” What’s odd about this statement is that this phenomenon has been known about for 70 years, yet not a single aviation incident has occurred that anyone knows of, so why are they a threat to flight all of a sudden?

Further, one could expect “a threat to nation security” would be mentioned  for two reasons: on a political level this means more attention will be paid to the issue, and there has long been political leverage gained from presenting certain global events as a threat to ‘get other things done.’

In this case, the report makes mention of foreign adversary threats should these incidences fall under that category, claiming these could be breakthrough or disruptive technology.

The report contends that further scientific analysis and more focused measurement apparatus would be required to answer some of the unanswered questions surrounding ‘the few’ instances where UAP performed ‘impossible’ maneuvers.

There is likely a classified version of this report that would be in much greater detail. The question is why after 70 years is the public still in the dark?

Perhaps the takeaway here is that although this is essentially a repeat of Project Blue Book of the 50s and 60s, we are now in a time where it’s being talked about again. Further, we are in an age where information spreads a lot faster and a lot further then back then. Perhaps that will be the kicker this time around.

We’ll have more detailed coverage throughout the day and into tomorrow.

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Senator Marco Rubio Issues Statement Moments Before Pentagon UFO Report Released

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The long awaited Pentagon UFO report is set to be released from the U.S. Intelligence Community. Some of those waiting expect a moment of acknowledgment, but perhaps nothing all that new, while others are hoping for a much deeper admission of non-human intelligent life. Time will tell.

In the wake, Senator Marco Rubio has issued the following statement:

Rubio Statement on UAP Report

Miami, FL — Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Vice Chairman Marco Rubio (R-FL) released a statement on the unclassified report on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) issued by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

“For years, the men and women we trust to defend our country reported encounters with unidentified aircraft that had superior capabilities, and for years their concerns were often ignored and ridiculed,” Rubio said. “This report is an important first step in cataloging these incidents, but it is just a first step. The Defense Department and Intelligence Community have a lot of work to do before we can actually understand whether these aerial threats present a serious national security concern.”

In 2020, Rubio, as Acting Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, included report language in the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 directing ODNI to submit a report to congressional intelligence and armed services committees on unidentified aerial phenomena.

We’ll have full coverage of the what’s in the report later today, if the report is released, and of course in the coming days as it will inevitably require much analysis and discussion. Sign up to our email list and follow us on Twitter for more to come.

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