by Michael E. Salla, Ph.D
According to a credible military-diplomatic source, the UN has held
four secret meetings discussing UFOs and extraterrestrial life in
addition to the meeting(s) claimed to have occurred on February 12(&
13-14). Further details of the UN UFO discussions were announced in
an update released by veteran UFO researcher
Robert Morningstar, and
Clay and Shawn Pickering on June 1 after their meeting with the
anonymous military diplomatic source on May 19.
Their source initially released
information about secret UN discussion on UFOs and extraterrestrial
February 12. Source A, as he has subsequently been known,
claims to have been authorized to disclose the information by a
secret UFO working group comprising several U.S Navy admirals.
Though the working group was not
officially part of the U.S. Department of the Navy, it apparently
was intent on promoting U.S. Navy interests vis-à-vis management and
control of information on extraterrestrial life. The most recent UN
meeting on UFOs/extraterrestrial life was claimed to have occurred
on May 19. It allegedly focused on the issue of the media's
ridiculing of the UFO/ET phenomenon as an impediment to disclosure.
Attempts to confirm Source A's claims have not progressed beyond
arranging several meetings with UFO researchers who were able to
interview him and to physically examine his credentials. Source A's
credentials as a senior military officer have been confirmed by a
number of researchers including Robert Morningstar and Robert VanDerClock who have concluded Source A is very credible.
Indeed VanDerClock views Source A as
among the top three whistleblower sources to have publicly emerged
along with Lt Col.
Philip Corso (former U.S. Army) & former NASA
Clark McClelland to disclose information about
extraterrestrial life. Source A has also met and shown his
credentials to another two prominent UFO researchers, neither of
which has yet come forward to make public statements about Source
In conclusion, Source A's claim that he
is a serving military officer currently assigned as a military
liaison to the U.S. State Department has been confirmed based on
what has been disclosed by researchers so far.
Despite Source A's willingness to meet with researchers and have his
credentials examined to establish his credibility, there has been
relatively little information released by Source A that is specific
enough in nature to be confirmed by investigators who have been
analyzing his disclosures. Consequently, the secret UN UFO meetings
have not become an issue for the mainstream media.
This suggests that while Source A is
credible and his claims of secret UN UFO discussions is plausible,
there has not yet been verification. While verification is still
required for Source A's initial claims, his reliability on what may
have transpired at the four additional meetings disclosed to
researchers on May 19 needs to be examined.
This can be done by comparing his recent
statements on the additional four meetings with the claims of
another primary source on UN UFO meetings; examining circumstantial
evidence relevant to the claims of secret UN UFO discussions; and
analysis of the plausibility of Source A's recent statements.
The testimony of a second primary source, Gilles Lorant of France,
concerning follow up meetings on February 13 & 14 became mired in
controversy after it emerged that there were discrepancies in his
stated credentials. This led to accusations of fraud and
resignation from a prominent French UFO organization.
Despite the credentials controversy,
Lorant's testimony was specific enough to allow investigators to
pursue opportunities to confirm his testimony. In particular, Lorant
claimed that the UK's Permanent Representative to the UN, Sir John Sawers, and the Papal Nuncio to the UN, Archbishop
Migliore attended meetings where UFO sightings were discussed.
Significantly, Lorant claims that the 30 countries represented at
the meetings agreed that an international policy of "openness" would
be implemented towards reports of UFOs and extraterrestrial life.
There has been circumstantial support
for Lorant's testimony insofar as
an official British governmental
response to a Freedom of Information request confirmed that Sir John Sawers had participated in confidential bilateral meetings at the UN
during February 13-14. Also,
a recent interview of the Vatican's
chief astronomer, Gabriel Funes, on the possibility of
extraterrestrial life signaled an official change in Vatican policy
on extraterrestrial life.
This lends further circumstantial
support to Lorant's testimony that the February 13 & 14 discussions
on UFOs/extraterrestrial life had resulted in a consensus over a new
policy of 'openness' towards extraterrestrial life, and that the
Vatican had participated.
A content analysis of the update released by Morningstar & the
Pickerings shows several areas where Source A's testimony raises
questions over inconsistencies with earlier revelations by him, with
Gilles Lorant's testimony, and objective analysis of the decades old
First, Source A reveals that the
meeting on May 19 was focused on the lack of media objectivity
concerning reports of UFOs and extraterrestrial life. According
to Morningstar and the Pickerings:
"This theme of this particular
meeting was centered on the media's ridiculing of the UFO/ET
phenomenon and the impediment that this presents as an
obstacle to moving disclosure forward."
The "ridicule factor" would be a
strange choice of official discussions since it appears to shift
the onus of responsibility for a UFO cover-up to a mass media
disposed to ridicule. This position ignores the public policy
origins of the ridicule factor in the mass media. For example,
in 1953 the CIA sponsored
the Robertson Panel which issued
recommendations to ridicule UFO reports as a matter of public
So the lack of media coverage of
reports of UFOs/extraterrestrial life is not due to the
prejudices of reporters disposing them to ridicule, but the
legacy of an official public policy orchestrated by the CIA and
other intelligence agencies since the 1950s.
Investigations into media silence by researchers such as
Hansen confirms that the problem lies in those in control of the
media where UFO investigations are stifled by senior executives
and media owners. So in reality the media problem is not so much
ridicule due to the prejudices of the mass media, but a result
of a policy secretly facilitated by media elites where ridicule
is used as a means of suppressing UFO investigations.
Consequently, it may be asked why a
secret UN meeting on May 19 would devote itself to discussing
media prejudices that lead to ridicule of UFO reports, without
pointing out the public policy in place that established the
ridicule factor in the first place. A meeting of public policy
and military professionals at the UN would surely address the
underlying information processes at work, a systematic public
policy program of deception, rather than an epiphenomenon such
as media prejudices of UFO reports.
This does bring into question Source
A's reliability in revealing the real topics discussed during
the May 19 meeting.
Second, when asked who attended the
meetings, the response by Source A was "all the usual suspects."
Further questions resulted in short responses confirming that
China and Russia were represented among the 30 participants, but
the Vatican. This is strange given Source A's
initial releases pointed to the problem religion would play in
upcoming disclosures of extraterrestrial life.
Why would confidential discussions
continue at the UN concerning UFOs and the media, without the
sole UN member state that specializes in religious affairs, the
Furthermore, there is a discrepancy
with Lorant's testimony wherein he claimed that the Vatican was
represented at the February 13 & 14 meetings by Archbishop
Migliore. Furthermore, the recent policy change by the Vatican
on extraterrestrial life adds circumstantial support for the
Vatican's participation in any subsequent secret UN meetings as
alleged by Source A.
Finally, Source A avoids giving his
own statements of what he has experienced, and/or has been
instructed to disclose, and primarily relies on intermediaries
to relay information. This adds an unnecessary filter in
accurately interpreting his information on substantive issues
such as the content of the meetings and those authorizing his
What emerges is confusion over
whether his views are accurately being relayed, and who
precisely is authorizing the disclosures. While the Pickerings
and Morningstar have gone to a great efforts to faithfully
represents Source A's views, there have been a number of times
where this has not been satisfactory and corrections have been
This could easily be avoided by
Source A testifying in his own words and having this forwarded
in ways that don't compromise his anonymity.
Overall, while Source is credible as a
serving military officer currently assigned as a liaison to the
State Department, this does not make his claims reliable. Given the
difficulty of verifying Source A's claims, more emphasis needs to be
placed on examining the internal consistency of his views and how
they match with ongoing global events that signal the kind of policy
shifts that might emerge from coordinated UN discussions on UFOs and
Consequently, while Source A's testimony
is helpful insofar as it reveals more secret meetings are underway
at the UN, the reliability of what he claims to have been discussed
at the meetings can be questioned. Source A's lack of specificity
over people who attended and efforts to direct attention away to
epiphenomena such as media prejudice suggest he is introducing red
herrings in his revelations.
I conclude that there likely have been
further meetings at the UN discussing UFOs and extraterrestrial life
as Source A claims, but the actual topics addressed and list of
participants may differ considerably from what Source A has revealed