"I happen to be privileged enough to be in on the fact that we have been visited on this planet, and the UFO phenomenon is real." ~ Edgar Mitchell
What does all this stuff about flying saucers amount to? What can it mean? What is the truth?”— British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, 28th July, 1952
“I am convinced that these objects do exist and that they are not manufactured by any nation on Earth.” — Air Chief Marshall Lord Dowding, CiC, RAF Fighter Command, 11 July 1954
Richard M. Dolan, in his monumental UFOs and the National Security State, writes, “Not only must we ask what constitutes proof, but who is authorized to deem it so. This is not so easy to determine. Certainly, an acknowledgment of aliens would have to come from a major spokesperson of official culture ¾ the President, perhaps. The matter is more political than scientific. UFO evidence derived from a grass roots level can never survive its inevitable conflict with official culture (fifty years of failure have borne this out). An acknowledgment about the reality of the UFO phenomenon will only occur when the official culture deems it worthwhile or necessary to make it. Don’t hold your breath. As a result, the easiest thing to do with UFO evidence is to ignore it, which is what most people do.”
Nick Pope says this about Disclosure “Disclosure with a little d, not with a big d”. What do I mean by this? It’s a reality check. No government is going to admit that it’s been lying to the public for decades on this issue – or indeed on any issue. Similarly, no government is going to say something like this:“We occasionally encounter unidentified craft in our airspace. They consistently outperform our best fighter jets, sometimes showing up on radar and sometimes not. We don’t know what they are.””Such a statement would be untenable, because it would be tantamount to an admission that we’d lost control of our own airspace, irrespective of whether one believes that UFOs are extraterrestrial spacecraft, foreign military spy planes or drones, or some currently unknown atmospheric phenomenon. No government or air force would make such a statement. ”
Confirmation of the existence and nature of the phenomenon, is a crucial and important conceptual distinction from ‘Disclosure’ of the facts, whatever they may be, as called for by Disclosure advocates.
Confirmation trumps Disclosure. The former admits to a person having the ability to explain and to discourse with the Interviewer, and is active; Disclosure is a passive process and contains little intellectual content. While many in Industry and Government are witting…few are really honest…or give time willingly to the subject.
Air Force Director of Intelligence General Samford issued a series of confusing statements discussing weather phenomena, but when pressed by reporters, admitted late in the conference that:
“There is nothing else known in the world that can do those things except the phenomena!” – Air Force Director of Intelligence Lt. General John A. Samford
“Disclosure is a political impossibility.” Whatever is known about the phenomenon in the bowels of the US security state is inextricably bound up with justifiably classified information, as the 1999 COMETA Report ,complied by a prestigious panel of French scientific and military experts stated:
“It is clear that the Pentagon has had, and probably still has, the greatest interest in concealing, as best it can, all of this research, which may cause the United States to hold a position of great supremacy over terrestrial adversaries, while giving it a considerable response capability against a possible threat coming from space.
Within this context, it is impossible for them to divulge the sources [or conclusions] of this research and the goals pursued, because that could immediately point any possible rivals down the most beneficial avenues. Cover-ups and disinformation still remain, under this hypothesis, an absolute necessity.”
I will now give you a few examples of confirmation that the phenomenon exists and the root cause is somthing beyond know human engineering capabilities, The choice of wording is not accidental.
In a 1947 memo to then chief of staff Curtis LeMay, General Twining stated that:
“The phenomenon is something real and not visionary or fictitious.”
COMETA Report, France, 1999
“I happen to be privileged enough to be in on the fact that we have been visited on this planet, and the UFO phenomenon is real.’ – Edgar Mitchell
The credit of the concept of Confirmation should go to Las Vegas space and housing entrepreneur Bob Bigelow, who made an articulate assessment of the situation in a rare public appearance on George Knapp hosted Coast to Coast AM radio show in March of 2013. Bigelow stated the following
“So, what I do is I try to distinguish the difference between Confirmation and Disclosure. To me, [there is] a very crucial difference between the way I choose to use those words.
And that is that Confirmation, to me, means simply the acknowledgment that the phenomena exists, that it is real. Getting the truth out that, just simply that the UFO topic is real, that these things really do exist, ET’s really do exist.
And that’s it. You draw the line, you stop right there. And you have just once and for all, established that it’s real.
Confirmation is not Disclosure, it does not require and mean that details need to be immediately flooded out regarding craft and occupants and all kinds of things.
I also see that, to me, Confirmation is in process. I think this is an ongoing effort now, that is accelerating. I think it is on behalf of the phenomenon itself, because the exhibitions continue, and involvement in people’s lives continue, so it’s not as though there is an abatement in the prosecution of exhibitions on behalf of the phenomena, they don’t stop.”
Disclosure is a dead letter! There is an alternative paradigm to move forward An event needs to be seen as a non-threatening means to maintain the ” orderly functions of the body politic” while admitting that we are not alone.That event is described as Confirmation. First of all it is politically workable. Secondly, it has already occurred.”
What if a major world government decided to declassify and release its archive of UFO files and it turned out that some of this material was classified “secret”? Does all this sound too good to be true? Well, here’s the thing: it is true. All this has already happened. Project Condign a Secret report released by the British MOD in 2006. To start with, the MOD admitted there is a real phenomenon, not a weather aberration at the root of the sightings reports data. “That Unidentified Aerial Phenomena exist is indisputable. Credited with the ability to hover, land, take-off, accelerate to exceptional velocities and vanish, they can reportedly alter their direction of flight suddenly and clearly can exhibit aerodynamic characteristics well beyond those of any known aircraft or missile — either manned or unmanned.” British MOD Technical Memorandum 55/2/00, written in December 2000
Nick Pope has this to say about project Condign. “This was a report written by a scientific & technical intelligence specialist, writing for an audience of similar specialists, and the material simply wouldn’t be comprehensible to most members of the public. Additionally, several key parts of the report were redacted, as the material is still classified and/or sensitive, and many of the supporting papers that led to the final report are similarly redacted, or are outside the scope of the Freedom of Information Act. Accordingly, it’s extremely difficult to get a full picture of Project Condign, or to contextualize the information.”
Confirmation of the true nature of the UFO/UAP phenomenon (as if more was needed) stands as a very likely explanation of what that sensitive something might provide.
Pope goes on to say this “Finally, while the UFO community may not yet have a ‘spaceship in a hangar’ smoking gun, let’s take a last look at that bombshell quote from Project Condign’s final report: “Several observers were probably exposed to UAP radiation” – remember that this is a quote from a Secret UK Eyes Only intelligence study on a phenomenon that the MOD told the UK Parliament, the media and the public was of “no defense significance”. Ironically, the release of Project Condign’s final report, in and of itself, nails the lie that UFOs are of “no defense significance”. Why? Because at the time the document was written, “Secret” was defined as information the compromise of which would, for example, “raise international tension”, “damage seriously relations with friendly governments”, “threaten life directly”, or “cause serious damage to the operational effectiveness or security of UK or allied forces or the continuing effectiveness of highly valuable security or intelligence operations”. Self-evidently it’s nonsense to suggest that these sorts of definitions could ever apply to a topic of “no defense significance”. If UFOs were genuinely of “no defense significance”, the MoD wouldn’t have spent over 50 years researching and investigating the phenomenon, wouldn’t have commissioned a highly-classified intelligence study on the subject, and wouldn’t have stamped the study’s final report “Secret UK Eyes Only”.