Dr. Hal Puthoff Address to the SSE/IRVA Conference, Las Vegas, 8 June 2018

There has been another development in the unfolding initiative of the To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science. Dr. Hal Puthoff rarely speaks publicly about his work on a range of exotic projects. June 8, 2018 in Las Vegas marked an exception to this policy. Puthoff’s background is quite extraordinary and is summarized on the TTS/AAS website as follows:

  • Dr. Harold E. Puthoff is the co-founder and Vice President of Science and Technology of TTS Academy. Since 1985, Dr. Puthoff has served as President and CEO of EarthTech International, Inc. (ETI), and Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin (IASA). He has published numerous papers on electron-beam devices, lasers and space propulsion and has patents issued in the laser, communications, and energy fields. Dr. Puthoff’s professional background spans more than five decades of research at General Electric, Sperry, the National Security Agency, Stanford University and SRI International. Dr. Puthoff regularly advises NASA , the Department of Defense and intelligence communities, corporations and foundations on leading-edge technologies and future technology trends. He earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1967 and won a Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement in 2017 that recognizes individuals that have achieved greatness in their industry and have excelled in their field for at least 20 years.

In his address to the SSE/IRVA conference Puthoff became the third member of the TTS/AAS team to publicly discuss the FLIR video released to and published by the New York Times on December 16, 2017. As with Christopher Mellon and Luis Elizondo, he made it quite clear the advanced aerospace object was not of human design without saying it was of extraterrestrial origin.

This is in keeping with TTS/AAS’s strategy to advance the Disclosure process without breaking any non-disclosure agreements, releasing any classified documents or directly stating, let alone confirming the phenomena extraterrestrial in origin. This approach was likely a condition for receiving clearance – from whom we do not know – to proceed with the project.

PRG has reviewed all the interviews of and statements by TTA/AAS team members, and this is the message PRG is hearing:

We’re Not Saying it’s Extraterrestrial
But It’s Extraterrestrial

Some of the more notable statements from Dr. Puthoff’s address are highlighted in bold text.

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BENGSTON (Dr. William Bengston, President of the Society for Scientific Exploration): This certificate says, “Tim Dinsdale Memorial Award recognizing significant contributions to the expansion of human understanding through the study of unexplained phenomena.  To Harold Puthoff for the application of sound scientific principles and methodologies to the study of remote perception; quantum, zero-point fluctuations; and unidentified aerial objects, and for recognizing the potential usefulness of these often-shunned phenomena in the real world.”  To Hal.

PUTHOFF:  Thank you, thank you.  I am very honored to receive this award. I’ve known many of the previous recipients of the Dinsdale Award over the years, and they were all really, truly excellent researchers pushing the boundaries into the frontier areas of science. So to join their ranks I consider really quite a privilege.

The three areas he named in giving me the award, quantum vacuum fluctuations – actually I still publish in that area in physics journals. The second area remote viewing, in fact it’s very serendipitous that I should receive this award for this particular meeting since we have this cosponsored event with the Society for Scientific Exploration on the one hand and IRVA, International Remote Viewing Association, on the other – I was a founding member of IRVA, so I’m really excited to see how people have picked up the ball and run with it in that area.

The third area, Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, I have not published anything in. Why? Because the program I was involved in, in the Pentagon and in the intelligence community has been Top Secret, behind-the-scenes and only recently has there been release of information about the program.  So this is the first chance that I’ve had a chance to actually appear before the public and speak about details of the program and not go to jail. So I’m going to go along at a rapid clip; I’ve got a lot of information here. So here we go.

The SSE is no stranger to the subject of UFOs. Unidentified Aerial Phenomena is just a new acronym for UFOs. Back a couple of decades ago Peter Sturrock – one of our founding members of SSE – arranged with (Laurance) Rockefeller to hold a weeklong workshop at the Rockefeller residence. We brought in the best of the UFO researchers, and then a panel of independent experts, and had a weeklong discussion of physical evidence related to UFO objects of which there’s a significant amount of data. Laurance Rockefeller hosted the whole thing. It was a wonderful meeting.

Eventually after publishing in the SSE journal (“Physical Evidence Related to UFO Reports,” Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 12, NO. 2, pp. 179-229), Peter Sturrock put together a book, The UFO Enigma: A New Review of the Physical Evidence (Warner Books, New York, NY, 1999) and it still one of the best books you can find out there to take a look at what are the physical aspects of UFOs that researchers have uncovered.

However, of course the government is also no stranger to the UFO phenomena. Anyone who follows the field would be familiar with Project Sign, Grudge and Blue Book, but in 1969 the Condon Committee shut it all down and said, really we don’t need to be involved in this area any more. We’re not learning anything. We’re not getting anywhere. It’s not clear this is a significant area. So for the average person on the street, that’s where it all kind of ended, at least serious government interest. In fact, that’s not true.

The very memo that shut down Blue Book written by General Bolender had as part of its language, “Reports of UFOs which could affect national security would continue to be handled through the standard Air Force procedures designed for this purpose.”

Nonetheless, as far as the public was concerned that was it. Even the Air Force public affairs office put out circulars all the time in response to questions saying, “We gave this up in 1969.” What, in fact, did occur was that there were programs going on behind the scenes anyway as required by the Bolender memo. Now most people did not know about these programs, they weren’t advertised, they weren’t responded to, FOIA requests usually went dry. But that all changed last December when the New York Times published a front-page story on how there was this program investigating this area – Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program. (Helene Cooper, Leslie Kean and Ralph Blumenthal. “2 Airmen and an Object That ‘Accelerated Like Nothing I’ve Ever Seen’.” The New York Times, 16 December 2017, page A27.)

It was deeply buried, but the New York Times had good sources and they came up with information about the program, and so there’s been a lot of publicity about it. Since the New York Times broke the story, The Washington Post, CNN. Fox News – it’s been picked up all over the place.

One of the reasons why it’s attracted attention at this point is the quality of the sources going public. Ex-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is the one who initiated the program. Top-rated F-18 pilots who encountered Advanced Aerospace Vehicles at close range were permitted to come forward and tell their stories, which up till now they hadn’t because they didn’t want to lose their flight status by reporting what they had found, at least publicly.  And a number of significant Department of Defense and intelligence community officials have come forward to talk about the reality of this phenomena and the fact that there were programs going on. The program was nicknamed Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP). People have had trouble trying to get documents out of the Pentagon by saying they want all documents on AATIP, and they have a hard time because that wasn’t the actual name of the program. “Advanced Aerospace Weapons Systems Application Program” is the actual name of the program. But AATIP was the nickname it went by.

It began in June of 2007. The Defense Intelligence Agency was concerned about the fact that obvious observation had shown that Advanced Aerospace Vehicles – crafts, or drones of unknown origin, were flying all over the United States, over waters, in fact globally as was the case. So a Congressional budget was approved to address the issue behind the scenes. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid from Nevada was the one who was the initiator of the program, joined by Senator Inouye and Senator Stevens. These are the people who generally approve programs that were in the black, under high security, behind the scenes, and so they set up this program.

Senator Reid has not walked this back since all the news came out. He’s been very forthright and has given a number of interviews. This particular statement sort of captures it all, “We don’t know the answers, but we have plenty of evidence to support the questions. This is about science and national security. If America doesn’t take the lead in answering these questions, others will.”

There is a two-fold nature to the threat. First of all, you’ve got these Advanced Aerospace Vehicles flying around that we don’t know where they come from, who’s driving them, what the intent is – possibly off-world even. But the future threat, was actually as far as the Department of Defense went and the intelligence community, one of the greater concerns. What happens if potential adversaries achieve significant breakthroughs by getting hold of advanced technology either based on their study of the phenomena, or from sensor data, or from crash retrieved materials?  That could provide a problem for the United States in the sense of threat. There’s reason to be concerned about that. This is a document in the program we dug up out of the Soviet Union (“Thread-3”). It’s a very thick document. It shows that the Soviet Union had a massive program also trying to get to the root of all of this. In this document a number of research institutes and military institutes are listed. Of course, they had the same concerns we did. Is there a threat from the phenomena or might the Americans make headway before us and that be a threat?

Just to give you an idea of what’s being observed, which many people have seen because it’s been in the news a lot lately. Back in November of 2004, the Nimitz Carrier Group was out on patrol off of San Diego, and on several occasions an Advanced Aerospace Vehicle would descend rapidly from 60,000 feet to 50 feet in seconds, then hover, and then take off like a bullet. When it first happened and happened over a number of weeks actually, two F-18 pilots were vectored on to the site where they were being observed by the radars to investigate, and what they saw was what they called a “Tic-Tac craft” – solid white, smooth, no edges, about 46-feet in length, uniformly colored, no nacelles, pylons or wings. The F-18’s could not obtain lock with their radars because they were stealthy, but Forward Looking Infrared Radar (FLIR) could pick them up to some degree based on their heat signatures. The Advanced Aerospace Vehicle appeared to demonstrate advanced acceleration, aerodynamic and propulsion capability beyond anything that we knew existed on the planet.

I am going to play a FLIR video that many of you may have seen.

[Video of UAP intercept begins.]

“That is a [expletive deleted] drone, bro.”

“There is a whole fleet of them, look on the ASA!”

“My gosh!”

“They are all going against the wind; the wind is 120 knots from the west. Look at that thing, dude!”

“That’s not . . . I don’t understand. Look at that thing!”

“It’s rotating.”

[End of video.]

Now you might ask yourself, what can you prove from a videotape? I mean, you can see videotapes all over the Internet and so on. But this was data fusion. They are gun-camera tapes. There are these videotapes from the pilots, voice recordings, data link recordings from Aegis and many other military platforms, expert witnesses. So, in fact, the data density – and this is what’s changed the field a lot – our detection capability has gotten so advanced that we’re losing our inability to see exactly what’s going on.

The FLIR displays were recorded. There are detailed debriefs of the pilots. In that original New York Times article you can see a page-long debrief of Dave Fravor.

Key Assessments:

  • The Advanced Aerospace Vehicle is no-known air vehicle in the inventory of the U.S. or foreign nation as far as we can tell.
  • Low-observable characteristics, they are stealthy.
  • They exhibit advanced aerodynamic performance that we can’t imagine how they do it.
  • Recognize that these are infrared tapes from the pilots, so if there was some kind of hot propulsion gasses coming out the back you would have seen it, but we don’t see that.
  • They had the advanced capability to remain stationary and then take off like a shot. Dave Fravor said it was like somebody had suddenly shot a bullet.

So, how to respond to this? The Defense Intelligence Agency put out a Broad Area Announcement, in fact it was unclassified. They wanted to evaluate twelve potential threat areas with regard to these Advanced Aerospace Vehicles. There’s a list of them. Exactly what you think you’d want to know: lift, propulsion, signature reduction, human effects and so on. Now, it turned out that anyone, any aerospace corporation could apply, could send in a proposal. DIA chose Bigelow Aerospace as the contractor to address the threat. Now there’s been buzz on the Internet about, ok well, Senator Reid came from Nevada and Bigelow Aerospace is in Nevada, so wasn’t this some sort of sweetheart deal? In fact, that’s not the case. It was a Broad Area Announcement; anybody could go for it. Bigelow was actually a good choice. He’d spent a lot of his own money because he was interested in this area up to this point investigating the phenomena, and he had the best proposal. So he was tasked. He set up a special organization called Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies – we call it BAASS – to do all the things you’d expect a program like this to do. BAASS connected me at EarthTech International to collaborate as a subcontractor, and I agreed to do that.

Okay, what did I address as a subcontractor? One of the critical issues there’s so much high-level security and compartmentalization in this subject area, and there’s a lot of it, it’s difficult for contractors to obtain expert opinions on advanced technologies because they would expose why they are interested. So, I acted as a surrogate. I was contracted to commission mostly unclassified whitepapers from experts around the globe about where their particular subject areas would be in (the year) 2050 as like a general survey of aerospace futures. I decided this would be the best way to get the best knowledge we had across many technologies without actually exposing why we wanted to know.

So, I let out 38 contracts over a two-year period. I’ll show you what the studies were on. You can read them there: positron aerospace propulsion, IEC fusion as a compact energy source, warp drive, dark energy, extra dimensions, metallic glasses for aerospace use. Really cutting edge kinds of things.

Here are some more of the papers that I commissioned: negative mass propulsion, antigravity for aerospace applications, programmable matter, invisibility cloaking – these are just the kind of things that we needed to have maximum technical input from the best people around the globe. And so, that’s what we did, that’s what I did.

Now we could wait, we told these people they could publish their reports in physics journals and engineering journals, but of course the contractors didn’t want to wait for that, so the Defense Intelligence Agency bundled up these 38 papers and put them out as Defense Intelligence Reference Documents posted on a JWICS server that anyone in the government or contractors could get access to. By and large they have not been released to the public yet; a couple of them leaked out.

So let me give you an example of, how this stuff helps people who are chasing these really difficult problems. I’m choosing one here: metamaterials for aerospace use. I’d love to talk about really fancy materials, but they’re classified. However, there’s a lot of materials that have been picked up or provided even in the public domain. I’m going to give an example because it shows exactly what the structure is for how to deal with this. This is an open source sample. It was sent anonymously to talk show host Art Bell. The fellow claimed to be in the military. He said that this sample was picked up in a crash retrieval, and so he sent it by email. So what does that mean? Chain of custody non-existent.  Provenance questionable.  Could be a hoax. Could be some slag off of some foundry floor or whatever. However, it was an unusual sample, so we decided to take a look at it.

It was a multilayered bismuth and magnesium sample. Bismuth layers less than a human hair. Magnesium samples about ten-times the size of a human hair. Supposedly picked up in the crash retrieval of an Advanced Aerospace Vehicle. It looks like it’s been in a crash. The white lines are the bismuth; the darker areas are the magnesium separations. So the question was what about this material, so naturally we looked in all the national labs, we talked to metallurgists, we combed the entire structure of published papers. Nowhere could we find any evidence that anybody ever made one of these.

Secondly, some attempts were made to try to reproduce this material, but they couldn’t get the bismuth and magnesium layers to bond.

Thirdly, when we talked to people in the materials field who should know, they said we don’t know why anybody would want to make anything like this. It’s not obvious that it has any function.

Well, years later, decades later actually, finally our own science moves along. We move into an area called metamaterials, and it turns out exactly this combination of materials at exactly those dimensions turn out to be an excellent microscopic waveguide for very high frequency electromagnetic radiation terahertz frequencies. So, the wavelength is 60 microns, which is a pretty small size. But it turns out because of the metamaterial aspect of this material, those bismuth layers that act as waveguides can be one twentieth the size of the wavelength, and usually when you make a waveguide it’s gotta be about the size of the wavelength. So, in fact this turned out to be a material that would propagate sub-wavelength waveguide effects. Why somebody wants to do that we still don’t know the answer to that.

But anyway, it’s amazing we’ve gone through this and this is the kind of structure we go through a lot. You get a material sample with unusual characteristics to be evaluated, the method of manufacture is difficult to assess or reproduce, the purpose of the function is not readily apparent – as with our sample here, and then as our own technical knowledge moves forward we finally see a possible purpose or function comes to light. That sequence is repeated over and over in this particular area.

I’ll pick a second one here for the engineers or physicists in the crowd. Probably be more interesting – spacetime metric engineering. This happens to be the paper that I myself provided. One of the questions is: can the reported anomalous observables of these Advanced Aerospace Vehicles be accounted for on the basis of known physics? You hear people describing craft taking right angle turns at high speeds, other things with the hovering and rapid acceleration and so on, as if the craft didn’t have any inertial mass. Well, it turns out although Einstein’s general relativity is usually used in astrophysical applications and gravity studies and so on, you can look at it from an engineering standpoint. So, if you take an engineering approach to general relativity, what I just showed can be understood. If you could change the spacetime metric the way general relativity – I’m talking about textbook, not some fanciful physics – you could even get faster-than-light travel. Alcubierre warp drive as in Star Trek. Again, you might think that’s a fanciful kind of thing, but that paper was published in one of the top general relativity journals, Miguel Alcubierre, “The Warp Drive: Hyper-Fast Travel within General Relativity,” Classical and Quantum Gravity (11:L73-L77,1994). So, if you engineer spacetime metric, you can begin to line up observables with physics that we know and love even if we can’t reproduce it.

What about the velocity of light constraint? People are always saying that. How could you have a wormhole that lets you go from one side of the universe to the other? Aren’t you beating the speed of light? What does the physicist and engineer mean by the speed of light? He means this little equation here where the speed of light is given by 1 over the square root of the permittivity times the permeability of the vacuum. So the point is if you reengineer those vacuum parameters, then you can make the effective speed of light higher in the engineered region.  Those are the solutions in general relativity that are called wormholes, and again, it’s not science fiction. This is just right-off-the-shelf, standard text book general relativity applications.

So, what that means is a reduced time interstellar travel is not as skeptics would say, “You can’t get from there to here.” Advanced ET civilizations now, or ourselves in the future are not fundamentally constrained by physical principals. The exotic physics for such can be addressed in engineering terms – some metric engineering as it were. Does this have any help? Again, by the way, this paper was also published as one of the Defense Intelligence Agency’s reference documents. And since we are permitted to publish in the open literature, I published that paper in a British interplanetary science journal, an engineering journal, so if you’re interested in looking at the details, you can learn as much as you want to know about metric engineering. (Advanced Space Propulsion Based on Vacuum (Spacetime Metirc) Engineering, H. Puthoff (2010), Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 63, 82-89.)

That helped us understand some of the aspects, I mean you may have heard the phrase, “dense stars you get red-shift.” It turns out in this engineered technology you get so called “blue shift.” That is, frequencies are up-shifted to higher frequencies. So, for example in this room most of the radiation coming off our bodies, off the walls and so on is in fact in the infrared. But we see things in the visible range. What happens when you get into a volume of space where the vacuum has been engineered in the way I’ve been discussing? It turns out you get a blue shift. So, in fact the infrared that you don’t ordinarily see can get blue shifted up into the visible so it’s not surprising that all these craft should be so luminous. Now the downside from all of this is the fact that visible light, which doesn’t have any particularly harmful effects, gets blue shifted up into the ultraviolet, so if you get too close to a landed craft, you might get a sunburn, or off into the soft X-ray regions so there’s a chance of radiation poisoning. If you run across one of these sitting on the ground and it’s powered up, I recommend you don’t rush up.

Well, that helped us to understand. We as part of this program looked at some cases that were really good from Brazil. In 1977, 78, it was like Close Encounters of the Third Kind. A thousand pages of documents all done by the Brazilian Air Force investigative team, 500 photographs, 15 hours of motion film, a lot of medical injuries. This is a list of the different kinds of medical injuries that occurred when people encountered these craft at close range, and it has some overlap with cases that we’ve investigated during the program, of injuries occurring.

Despite the progress in the AATIP program, let’s face it, the topic is inherently anomalous, right? Therefore, despite the reality of the observations and all the people that we interact with in the intelligence community and the Pentagon agree – the data is there, it is real. Nonetheless the topic doesn’t fit smoothly into known profiles of the government programs for sure. And by virtue of national security implications it’s a high compartmentalizational topic, therefore a slow pace of cumulative progress and integration. We call ’em “stovepipes.” You have a lot of people with lots of detailed information about some particular aspect, but they don’t talk each other even if it is sitting at the next desk. And let’s face it, advocacy of this issue in government circles is not viewed as career enhancing in part because, despite the weirdness of the subject, if you don’t make a lot of progress, you know, it doesn’t look good on your resume that you’re moving up the line.

So, because of that, there’s a forward story. Many of us involved in the program decided that there should be an outreach program in the public sector. So this is the forward story. The goal was to establish a broad-based, high-quality scientific community-of-interest in the public sector concerning these Unidentified Aerial Phenomena and other related leading-edge topics. And so we got together and formed a company called, To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science. It was cofounded by entrepreneur Tom DeLonge – I’ll talk about him in a minute – senior intelligence officers from the Department of Defense and CIA and distinguished research scientists. We all banded together to form this academy. It was set up as a public benefit corporation so the public can invest and therefore it’s owned by the public. So this is something new. Whatever comes out of any of the research or any of the releases of information is actually going to be owned by the public.  It is not going to disappear into a black hole. A very transparent structure, if you go to the website you can see everything from the financial structure to the activities, and we do have a web-based community-of-interest where things get posted. For example, the F-18 FLIR tape I showed, we now have three of them up there and probably more to come.

Alright, who are the principals of this organization? Tom DeLonge, Blink 182 rock star. Frankly, I’d never heard of Blink 182, but my son told me, “Oh yeah, we know about Blink 182.” But anyway, in addition to being the rock star that he is, he’s also a director and producer, puts out books and music and film and so on, and he’s had a lifelong interest in the UFO area. So, he started talking with various people and he was kind of the I guess you could say the action-oriented person, who said “Why don’t you set up something. Why don’t we make this more available to the public?” and he got to a number of us, and so we all began to band together. Lou Elizondo, who was in fact the Department of Defense’s, the Pentagon’s AATIP program director resigned from the Pentagon and joined us.

Chris Mellon, 20-year career, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Minority Staff Director of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, he joined us. We got Jim Semivan, 25-year career and CIA’s Director of Operation. He was the real James Bond kind of guy. Steve Justice just retired as program director for the billion-dollar programs at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works. He joined us.

And then, I agreed to be on the Board. So, I joined them. In addition to my science and engineering background, I’ve had a lot of activity in classified areas so it was a natural fit for me interacting with all these people.

We also put together a policy and scientific advisory panel of the best people we could find. Chris Mellon agreed to be the Chair. Dr. Colm Kelleher, he was actually the deputy administrator at Bigelow Aerospace to run the AATIP program out of the Pentagon. Dr. Gary Nolan, top genetics professor at Stanford University. Dr. Kahn, 30 year career with the CIA counter biological weapons program. Dr. Rapp, professor of military and emergency medicine, Uniform Services University. Dr. Gilpin, consultant on academic biomedical research and research law.

So, we put together a team as panelists to keep us on the straight and narrow of really top people who have wonderful backgrounds and really want to see scientific work be done in this area.

So, the goals for the To the Stars Academy are to,

  • Promote the concept that such forefront topics as UFOs, SETI, consciousness studies, even telepathy and psychokinesis should not be considered taboo for serious scientific consideration. So, it’s a perfect match to the SSE because that’s our goal in the SSE as well.
  • And of course, big ideas that generate funding to underwrite significant research in these areas
  • Develop user friendly data bases so information that is generated can be accessed by anyone
  • Provide positive support for collaborative government, aerospace industry, and academic efforts to accomplish all of the above.

So, we want to act as the glue in the public sector and create entertainment properties, books and documentaries and so on so whatever is learned can be delivered out to the public.

The structure of the organization has a science structure, an aerospace structure, and an entertainment division. What are the activities of this organization to date? Actually we were responsible for legitimizing the topic in the mainstream press. That story that came out in The New York Times and so on, which then got picked up by the Washington Post, CNN, Fox News, was based on agreed-upon interviews with those of us I’ve just gone through a list of. And given the quality of sources coming out from the shadows, for example Ex-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, top F-18 pilots, significant Department of Defense and intelligence community officials, the bar has been raised on the legitimization of this topic in the public arena.  We think that’s an accomplished goal to date.

And via the community-of-interest postings on the website, we now have three high quality F-18 video tapes of unidentified aerial phenomena encounters. They’ve been previously languishing in the Pentagon servers, nobody doing that much with them. These are still being generated. One of the tapes is from 2016 off the East Coast of the United States. There are a lot more tapes. Hopefully we’ll get a lot more of them posted.

We don’t just produce positive results or what people would think would be supportive results. One of our scientists, science advisers is Garry Nolan from Stanford University, who’s a genetics expert.  There had been claims that some small humanoid skeleton found in Chile – the so called Atacama Humanoid – might be ET. We could see why somebody might think that if you see the structure. But anyway, Nolan and people from other universities put together a complete genetics thing and did the entire genome and found in fact no unfortunately this is not evidence of ET, it’s a deformed human. That’s up on the website if you to read the paper. It was published in one of the top genetics journals – very well peer-reviewed.  (Bhattacharya S, Li J, Sockell A, Kan MJ, Bava FA, Chen SC, Ávila-Arcos MC, Ji X, Smith E, Asadi NB, Lachman RS, Lam HYK, Bustamante CD, Butte AJ, Nolan GP. “Whole-genome sequencing of Atacama skeleton shows novel mutations linked with dysplasia.” Genome Research 2018 Apr;28(4):423-431.)

Meetings are being set up with people from other countries because other countries, who also have materials, don’t necessarily want to give them to the U.S. Government because they disappear into a black hole and they never learn anything. But given our commitment as a public benefit corporation, that’s not gonna happen with us. They are now talking to us and we are collaborating on obtaining materials from foreign countries.

We are negotiating with media outlets to get all this out in the public in the form of documentaries or TV shows, whatever. So basically that’s the back story, the forward story and I’m glad to answer any questions. I’ll answer any I can.

QUESTIONER: Your good friend John Alexander published a book, and I know I’ll have a chance to ask him this too. Why was it so hard for him to find who is doing the research, who was holding files on UFOs? In his book he said “Everybody thought someone else was doing it” and everybody said in all the departments “it’s not me, it’s somebody else that is doing it.”

PUTHOFF: It was somebody else doing it.

(Laughter)

PUTHOFF: If materials are being held in Special Access Programs, casual conversation even with high-level people who know your interest and they’re interested, too, won’t necessarily reveal the facts.

QUESTIONER: I think Luis Elizondo even said his own boss wasn’t quite sure what he was doing. Is that true?

PUTHOFF: That’s true.

BUCHMAN: My name is Joe Buchman, I was one of the organizers of the 2013 Citizen’s Hearing which was also an attempt to gather the best evidence on ETs or UFOs. I don’t know if you are aware of those hearings, if you are, I’d be interested in your take on it.  But my second question though would be about the other tapes.  You said there are a lot of other tapes.  Are those classified? If not, or even if they are, can you characterize them in any way or tell us more about them?

PUTHOFF: They’re not a lot different from this. Some of them were classified because of where they were taken. But as far as the content of what we are interested from the technical standpoint, they’re not that different. Provided you strike out the location and so on, then there’s a chance of getting them declassified and we are working on that.

BUCHMAN: Specifically regarding the Citizen Hearing, is there any of the data presented there that you found particularly useful?

Answer: Well, you have to pick and choose among the data. I’m familiar with the Citizen Hearing and so on and certainly the depositions by the individuals who were in the launch towers for missiles . . .

BUCHMAN: Bob Salas.

PUTHOFF: Bob Salas for example – that’s all really good data. And the FAA administrator who came forward (John Callahan) – all good data.

BUCHMAN: Thank you.

QUESTIONER: Thanks very much for your talk.  I wanted to bring up something as to the nature of the release.  I guess the figure was 22 million dollars and then the program was closed? It may be a leap, but I think it’s common knowledge among UFO researchers that the spending in actuality is in the billions if not more.  So some people in the UFO research community have raised the question, is this a duck on the pond, to state a figure as low as 22 million and then state that the program no longer exists.  I was hoping you might have some comments on the great deal of concern that has arisen from these statements.

PUTHOFF: That’s a fair concern.  This 22 million dollar program was one particular program. That does not say that there were not other programs with other funding levels. It isn’t like, suddenly there was this one program that did not last long and did not have that much money and it shut down.

Interest is continuing. Negotiations are continuing. The programs are being looked at. A lot is going on.  I and my colleagues spend a lot of time in Washington talking to committees that are looking at this from many different angles.  So the general view that, “Oh, it was just one program that came forward and didn’t provide much of value and then it got cancelled . . .”. That’s not really the case.

Also those figures are associated with the figures that went out to contractors. But that does not mean that people within the system aren’t still working on it.

QUESTIONER: For all of us inventors working in our garages, on metric engineering devices, is there going to be a clearinghouse for people to trade discoveries? Just the thing about the frequency shift (to blue). We can all be looking for line shifts with lasers to see if we can generate generate micro effects. Something like that would be incredibly valuable. How can that come out?”

PUTHOFF: We have a Maverick Inventor Program at EarthTech International, my organization, and also at the To The Stars Academy is putting together a research organization. So, if you are doing some metric engineering in your lab and you’ve got some laser shifting a frequency, bring them on; we will look at them.

[END]

Sagacity from George Knapp

April 21, 2018
Stephen Bassett

As was to be expected there has been a great deal of attention given to the efforts of one Tom DeLonge to engage the ET/Disclosure issues. The To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science (probably should have stopped at “Stars”) project is a collaboration between Mr. DeLonge and some very serious former MIC insiders. For this reason alone there has been severe attention, skepticism and criticism of the project, and that is appropriate. In the 70 years since the 1947 events at Roswell, New Mexico, the U.S. Government has given the American people ample justification for the distrust now endemic in the nation. The more important the issue, the more necessary full scrutiny. Presently PRG supports the TTS/AAS initiatives and the persons involved. If that changes, I’ll let you know.

Whatever one thinks of these recent developments, one question is often asked, “Why Tom DeLonge?” Rather than answer that question directly I turn to a most respected journalist who has fearlessly engaged the ET issues for decades. To the question, “Why Tom DeLonge?” posed to him by my colleague Teresa Tindal he replied:

“Short answer—Tom worked it.

He always loved the topic, spent a few years really studying it, and developed a plan. It was far fetched and unlikely, but he dedicated himself to pursuing it—at great personal expense, not only in terms of money but also his time. He used his celebrity status to gain entrance to a few places, and then from there, he worked very hard to sell his idea to the people he met. (I was part of that process and offered advice about how to craft the central message, but HE is the person who made it happen.)

The message was pretty simple—we all know this stuff is real. We know you (the govt/military) have had to lie about it to keep people from freaking out. We know the lie is unsustainable, and also unnecessary. Maybe there is a way out, and a way forward. Let’s try something else. What have you got to lose?

The people he has been dealing with are very serious. They are not in the disinformation business. They are way above that level. Tom has offered them a risk-free way to get out of the corner they’ve painted themselves into. Since he is a rock star, there are any number of ways to discredit him and his effort if it ever became necessary. But it has not become necessary. He has kept every promise he made to these folks, so a few of them came out of the shadows at the beginning, and more will surface, depending on how things go. A few videos were released. The public reacted. The world didn’t melt down. Now it is time for what comes next.

Tom may not be the perfect messenger, and maybe that is one factor in why he got the green light. But the main reason he got it is that he worked hard to make it happen, risked pretty much everything he has on this gamble, and has kept his word. Along the way, he has taken nothing but grief, from UFO folks, from his music fans, from skeptics and debunkers, etc.

He’s done an amazing thing here.

Unlikely..improbable…imperfect….unbelievable to many…but its true. I watched it unfold every step of the way. I don’t think anyone knows for sure where it goes from here, but so far, so good.”

________________________

UFOs and Nukes at the SIFF

 

March 28, 2018

On March 24 the important documentary UFOs and Nukes directed by Robert Hastings washttps://www.disclose.tv/ufo-nukes-307914 shown at the UFO Symposium as part of the Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF). A panel with Dr. Robert  Jacobs and Dr. Patrick McDonough followed the filming. Both Jacobs and McDonough are eye witnesses to nuclear tampering events associated with unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP). The film is based on Hastings’ UFOs & Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites – one of the most important books written on the ET presence issue.

The UFO Symposium at the SIFF has been produced and funded for eight years by Jim Ledwith, a resident of Sonoma, California. Jim is a researcher, lecturer and contactee. His website is UFOsRreal.com.

For eight years the SIFF has shown ET related documentaries. It is the only open film festival in the world that does this thanks to Jim Ledwith and executive director Kevin McNeely. Why is this important?

No English language documentary dealing with the modern UAP has ever received wide theater distribution. The closest candidate would be the German documentary Chariots of the Gods released in 1971. It did not address the modern issue but did gross $25 million.

This is an extraordinary lapse given extraterrestrial related themes are the highest grossing genre in all of film. The highest grossing film of all time, Avatar at $2.8 billion, is about blue extraterrestrials. There are four sequels in various stages of production.

But a quality documentary on the subject is not worthy of the big screen? It would be but for the truth embargo. Major film producers, unlike billionaire Robert Bigelow, are unwilling to speak truth to power on the subject of UAP.

Having watched UFOs and Nukes on the small screen, it was a pleasure to see it on the theater screen with a full audience. Such a setting grants the gravitas the topic deserves. It is exactly that effect that has kept such documentaries out of the theaters, and this has to change.

Stephen Bassett
Los Angeles, CA

“The Post,” Dan Ellsberg and Secrecy

March 13, 2018 — After spending seven months in London I find myself chasing down soon to go away, worthy films at various sexvigintuplexes the size of aircraft carriers. Thus, I finally got to see The Post on a big screen in LA before it went to wherever movies go when their run is over.  Lady Bird and The Florida Project got away. Netflix.

Watching The Post was a nostalgic trip to another lifetime when confusion and chaos reigned like they do now – film at eleven. I spent many years off and on in Washington, DC and was there for the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg turning himself into authorities and the Watergate break-in.

Some believe Dan to be a traitor, some a national hero. Not surprisingly I am of the latter persuasion. As for the Washington Post and the New York Times, I was so proud. There was the Fourth Estate doing exactly what it had to do to keep alive a democratic republic.  Democracies of every type cannot survive without a free press. History has shown this over and over again.

The decline of America as a moral center for the Western world began in 1964. It was couched in the words of a resolution quickly drafted, shoved before the United States Congress on August 9 and passed after eight hours of debate 416-0 (House) and 88-2 (Senate). It was about events in the Gulf of Tonkin and it was a lie. Worse, it was an institutional lie.

Seven years later Daniel Ellsberg and his supporters copied and delivered the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times and the Washington Post.  What shocked many back then, but would hardly raise an eyebrow now? The government’s accounts of the Vietnam War were riddled with lies.

The institutional lying about the Vietnam War was a moral catastrophe for the United States. Millions of innocents died and trillions of (2018) dollars were wasted. Whatever prospect America had of recovering from that evaporated on March 20, 2003 when more institutional lying began a series of wars with seemingly no end. America had declared war on a improper noun.

It is notable the Pentagon Papers were formally declassified on May 4, 2011. While we wait for the declassification of the “Iraq War Papers,” “declassification by other means” has taken place as part of a nascent Internet based revolution.

The tragedy of institutional lying is that it metastasizes to the general public and lying becomes so endemic, when the truth does show up, it is not recognized.

And so it is that fifty-four years after the passing of that infamous resolution the most powerful nation/state/empire/kingdom the world has ever seen has reached a new nadir of moral authority.

Down though the past decades another lie traveled as companion to this decline. It was not about war, not directly. It was and is about the “greatest story never told.” The human race is not alone is this vast universe and its fellow travelers are not microbes on some distant planet a million light years away. Rather they are sentient beings in our airspace and in our bedrooms – now.

Through all the post-WWII wars of the 20th and 21st Century members of the military/intelligence communities of nations have carried the burden of knowing this truth. It is time for these national security warriors to share this burden with the rest of us. We can handle it. We have the right to carry it.

As I sat in the theater watching The Post being reminded of the pain of those times, I was comforted by the knowledge that two great papers are once again rising to answer the call and be the Fourth Estate the nation needs. Will the greatest truth of all be the way back for America? Will an American president be the first to deliver that truth to the people of this world?

April 25, 2016 – People Are Seeing U.F.O.s Everywhere, and This Book Proves It – Ralph Bluenthal, New York Times

December 16, 2017 – Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program – Helene Cooper, Ralph Blumenthal and Leslie Kean, New York Times

December 16, 2017 – 2 Navy Airmen and an Object That ‘Accelerated Like Nothing I’ve Ever Seen’ – Helene Cooper, Leslie Kean, Ralph Blumenthal, New York Times

December 18, 2017 – On the Trail of a Secret Pentagon U.F.O. Program – Ralph Blumenthal, New York Times

December 18, 2017 – ‘Look at That Thing!’ U.S. Navy Jet Encounters Unknown Object – New York Times

March 9, 2018 – The military keeps encountering UFOs. Why doesn’t the Pentagon care? – Christopher Mellon, Washington Post

March 12, 2018 – ‘Oh my gosh, dude’: Video shows Navy pilot’s close encounter with an unidentified fast-flying object – Marwa Eltagouri, Washington Post

Steve Bassett
Los Angeles, CA

NY Times Pentagon Story

December 18, 2017
Stephen Bassett

For the first time the U.S military has released gun camera footage from a military plane intercepting a UAP (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena) that clearly falls under the category of potential ET craft. It was not a trivial interception as it occurred during events involving the U.S.S. Nimitz Carrier Strike Force in November of 2004. [Note: there a is report this footage may have been released inappropriately without proper authorization to a documentary film production in 2007. That is being looked into.] 

There have been a number of key events in the history of the truth embargo since the end of the Cold War. Here are a few:

March 29, 1993 – The Clinton Office of Science and Technology receives a fax from Laurance Rockefeller’s attorney launching what would come to be called the Rockefeller Initiative.

May 9, 2001 – The Disclosure Project holds a huge press conference at the National Press Club highlighting the testimony of military/agency/political witnesses.

October 22, 2002 – At the National Press Club John Podesta, former Chief of Staff to President Clinton, calls for the release of all UFO documents in government files

November 12, 2007 – Leslie Kean and James Fox hold a press conference at the National Press Club to introduce the testimony of a number of high ranking military officers from several countries regarding the extraterrestrial issue.

September 27, 2010 – Robert Hastings and Capt. Robert Salas hold a press conference at the National Press Club to introduce witnesses testifying to extraterrestrial related nuclear weapons tampering incidents.

April 29 – May 3, 2013 – Paradigm Research Group holds a mock congressional hearing (The Citizen Hearing on Disclosure) at the National Press Club. Forty-two military/agency/political witnesses testify for thirty hours before six former members of the U.S Congress.

December 31, 2015 – Presidential candidate, Secretary Hillary Clinton, tells the Conway Daily Sun, “”Yes, I’m going to get to the bottom of it,” and “I think we may have been (visited already). We don’t know for sure,” and “He (John Podesta) has made me personally pledge we are going to get the information out. One way or another. Maybe we could have, like, a task force to go to Area 51.” This was one of twelve instances in which members of the Clinton campaign team spoke directly to the extraterrestrial issue during the campaign.

And now another key event has taken place. What separates this event from all the others is this: it was promulgated by the Pentagon. For the first time the U.S military has released gun camera footage from a military plane intercepting a UAP, It was not a trivial interception. It occurred during events involving the U.S.S. Nimitz Carrier Strike Force in November of 2004. [Note: At least one spokesperson for the Pentagon says they are not behind the release of the video, but that is to be expected.]

Further, the Pentagon has confirmed a UAP investigation running from 2007 to 2012.

This event has the potential to set off a media frenzy of a magnitude that threatens the truth embargo. Over the coming weeks PRG will keep you informed and have more to say on the matter. For now these quick comments:

– the Pentagon has stacks of gun camera footage of UAP intercepts dating back to the 1940’s. Will more of these be released?

– the U.S. Government has NEVER stopped investigating UAP since the 1940’s. Revealing this one investigation is strategic. What is that strategy?

Below you will find key media connected to this event. You can follow the full print coverage of the Pentagon release (currently at 106 articles) as well as the Tom eLonge TTS/AAS initiative HERE

New York Time   – Pentagon Study

New York Times – Nimitz Event

Bassett Moscow Interview Excerpts Air in Russia

September 27, 2017
Stephen Bassett

 

 

In May of 2017 PRG executive director Stephen Bassett gave an extensive interview in Moscow to Ren TVone of the most watched networks in Russia with 500 stations and a viewer base of 120 million. The interview was conducted by journalist Natalia Pryguina and produced by Nikolay Subbotin.

Excerpts from that interview dubbed in Russian have now been aired on the program Most Shocking Hypotheses (самые шокирующие) hosted by Igor Prokopenko. The program presents high production value content on a range of alternative and exotic issues. Not surprisingly, extraterrestrial phenomena and their history are the most popular segments, and Mr. Prokopenko is a celebrity in Russia.

The program also includes excerpts from the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure as well as interviews with other researchers and witnesses, including John Greenewald and Donna Hare.


PRG would welcome summaries of this program from any of its Russian speaking supporters and will try to create an English captioned version, if possible.

In the full interview held at Ren TV’s studio Bassett covered a broad range of topics including various considerations that might prompt Russian President Vladimir Putin to make the first formal acknowledgment by a head of state regarding an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race. PRG believes this to be the first time anyone has made this argument on Russian media inside or outside Russia. It is not known if more of the interview will appear in future episodes of this program or on other programs. Further developments will be posted in future updates.

While in Moscow Bassett took meetings with a number of groups addressing the extraterrestrial phenomena issues in Russia. These groups included a number of former Soviet and Russian military and agency officials. There has always been a considerable, open engagement of extraterrestrial related phenomena within Russia and the Soviet Union by the public and the government.


[Note: PRG’s work and Bassett were also included in an earlier Most Shocking Hypotheses program on August 29 that did not draw upon the Moscow interview.]

PRG Goes to Moscow

May 29, 2017
Stephen Bassett

 

 

PRG International executive director Stephen Bassett spent the week of May 3 to May 10 in Moscow taking meetings and giving an interview regarding the extraterrestrial presence issue, the politics of Disclosure and the truth embargo.

During the interview, which will be broadcast in Russian in August, Bassett discussed various considerations that might prompt Russian President Vladimir Putin to make the first formal acknowledgment by a head of state regarding an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race. PRG believes this may be the first time anyone has made this argument on Russian media inside or outside Russia.

In addition to the interview Bassett took meetings with a number of groups addressing the extraterrestrial phenomena issues in Russia. These groups included a number of former Soviet and Russian military and agency officials. There has always been a considerable, open engagement of extraterrestrial related phenomena within Russia and the Soviet Union by the public and the government.

Asked why he made the Moscow trip, Basset stated, “Since 1945 the United States and the Soviet Union/Russia have spent in excess of $40 trillion (in 2016 dollars) contesting over political and economic ideologies, fighting proxy wars around the world and building the most dangerous threat to the human race ever conceived. Drawing upon the current proposed U.S. budget, the combined expenditures over the next ten years will be around $7.5 trillion dollars.”

“The Cold War,” Bassett continued, “has never really ended with gaming, brinksmanship and destructive policies continuing from both sides. And this entire historic struggle that sucked up enough money to have addressed every major human condition issue on Earth has been contemporaneous with an extraterrestrial presence – a presence known to both nations since at least 1947.”

“While humans have continued to destroy each other and the biosphere in which they live, there is a galaxy full of life waiting to be engaged. The extraterrestrial reality transcends politics, religion, race, and war. The embargo on this truth has accomplished nothing but delay the advancement of human civilization. Any number of heads of state could end this embargo at any time, and it can’t come soon enough.”

“What the keepers of the truth embargo either fail or refuse to realize is a post-Disclosure world could be the bridge between the U.S., China and Russia that would permit the necessary geopolitical realignments setting a new course away from the seemingly permanent war economies wasting vital resources and keeping the world always on the brink.”

PRG International (Paradigm Research Group) will work to take this message to other nations in the coming months while the United States works its way through unprecedented political turmoil.

[Note: A full press release will be issued sometime in August. PRG will try to obtain and make available at that time the English version of the 90 minute interview.]

CIA Releases Files

January 30, 2017
Stephen Bassett

 

 

 

Two days before the inauguration of the new president on January 18, 2017 the CIA announced it had uploaded to the Web 13 million pages of previously declassified documents only accessible on computer terminals at the National Archives. These files included many “UFO” references as well as psychic research experiments. Two days before the inauguration. See relevant articles HERE.


Readers of these Updates may recall PRG acknowledged on November 17, 2016 it had received a message from a source inside government to the effect persons who are directly involved in the management of the extraterrestrial issues want Disclosure to take place under President Obama and are ready to work with the SecDef if approached.


PRG also noted earlier Pentagon actions involving the founder of the rock groups Blink 182 and Angels and Airwaves – Tom DeLonge – who was engaged by top officials in the 
Pentagon  to assist him in bringing ET related information to the public in the form of books and films. The Pentagon also provided a ten-person advisory panel to help with this project.


As it happened Secretary Clinton and John Podesta did not speak to the ET issue again after June 2, 2016, and President Obama did not Disclose the extraterrestrial presence to the American people. But PRG believes that two days before the new president took office the CIA made a powerful statement that only increased public awareness and added new pressure on the truth embargo. It is important that all who desire Disclosure and presently feel great disappointment be aware the Disclosure advocacy movement has many friends within the congressional staff, the Pentagon, the CIA and likely every government agency. This should not surprise. They can read the books, see the documentaries, and connect the dots like any of you. But they can’t act on their own. That’s why the advocacy movement matters.


The truth embargo WILL end. It is inevitable. Hopefully, with continued support for the truth advocacy movement, it will end soon enough.

Wikileaks Clinton/ET Connection Emails w/ PRG Comments in Chronological Order

November 13, 2016
Stephen Bassett
This is the final compilation of Podesta file emails released by Wikileaks. These emails are important as they clearly show the Clinton campaign team was taking the ET issue seriously and some kind of agenda was being followed. [Note: those who think the agenda was to get the “UFO vote” know little or nothing about presidential politics.] They also confirm an engagement of musician Tom Delonge by the Pentagon. More on that soon.

The compilation is in chronological order. PRG commentary on the emails is indented and bracketed. Emails and articles shown in red font have been added since the last PRG Update. Please take particular note of the email on  2015-11-04 18:01.

From:tblunt@hillaryclinton.com
To: Clips@hillaryclinton.com 
Date: 2007-11-23 12:53
Subject: AA Clips … HOLIDAY ROUNDUP 11.21 – 11.23. 2007
[This is the earliest ET related email in the Podesta files. It seems clear that many thousands of earlier emails were deleted or moved perhaps years before the hack of Podesta’s files took please. This email is a standard news clip file and is very long. Well down in the email is an article by Tom Domke in at Boston.com. It is notable for reminding the Clinton team of Governor Bill Richardson’s remarks in 2004 his foreword to the book Roswell Dig Diaries. Richardson was running for President in 2007. He was asked about these remarks by Chris Matthews after the Philadelphia primary debate in October of 2007. His struggle with his answer was very revealing.]

Re: UFO questions coming up
From:john.podesta@gmail.com
To:JPalmieri@americanprogress.org,
FShakir@americanprogress.org, dleger@americanprogress.org, sara.latham@ptt.gov
Date: 2008-11-12 12:46
Subject: Re: UFO questions coming up

[This email just after the election of 2008 is about Clinton/ET connection material turning up in the media. PRG had a lot to do with that.]
FW: A Quick Heads Up
From:jgendelman@americanprogress.org
To: john.podesta@gmail.com 
Date: 2008-12-02 16:51
Subject: FW: A Quick Heads Up
[Here a staffer at the Center for American Progress launched in November of 2003 and run by John Podesta is passing on an email from entertainment executive Larry Landsman. The Coalition for Freedom of Information was launched one year earlier and was promoted by John Podesta. CFI was an attempt funded by The SciFI Channel to bring the ET issue to mainstream Washington, DC. John Podesta’s brother’s PR firm, Podesta Mattoon, was hired for public relations. The name was changed to the Podesta Group in 2006.
The email is in response to the following articles: Telegraph (UK, Daily Mail (UK), Washington Post (Joel Achenbach blog, Politico (Ben Smith Blog).
The warning to Podesta with the “nut job” reference reflected irritation over PRG’s efforts since 2001 to bring the Clinton/ET/Rockefeller Initiative connection to the attention of major media – particularly during Senator Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. Aside from many print articles, this July 2007 Fox News interview probably irritated the most.
As for being a “trouble maker,” the role of the political activist is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. If you aren’t being a trouble maker, you aren’t doing your job.
Note: PRG has never claimed any connection with the Coalition for Freedom of Information (now closed) and generally supported its efforts.]
FW: has he seen this?
From:Sara.Latham@ptt.gov
To: john.podesta@gmail.com 
Date: 2008-12-02 17:14
Subject: FW: has he seen this?

[Ms. Latham worked in the White House as Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff, John Podesta and as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Presidential Scheduling from 1996 to 2000. She is a close associate of Mr. Podesta. Sarah Feinberg is currently the administrator for the Federal Railroad Administration. From 2009-2010 she served in the Obama Administration as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. Here Latham is bringing an email sent to her by Feinberg to Podesta’s attention.

This email is significant because Feinberg has forwarded a 12/2/08 (same day) Politico article by Ben Smith about PRG/X-PPAC’s efforts to bring the Clinton/ET connection into the 2008 Presidential campaign of Senator Clinton. It also refers to PRG’s first open letter to Hillary Clinton on April 30, 2008.]

From:rhardcastlewright@gmail.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com, jpodesta@americanprogress.org, eryn.sepp@gmail.com, esepp@americanprogress.org 
Date: 2014-01-14 09:29
Subject: Dr Edgar Mitchell Request for Appointment

[This email is the initial request from Apollo astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchel and his team to meet with John Podesta. It comes seven months after Dr. Mitchell testified at the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure, and was triggered by Podesta’s appointment to be an advisor to President Obama.]

Apollo Astronaut, Dr. Edgar Mitchell’s, Request for Meeting to discuss Disclosure
From:rhardcastlewright@gmail.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com, jpodesta@americanprogress.org, eryn.sepp@gmail.com 
Date: 2014-06-25 10:04
Subject: Apollo Astronaut, Dr. Edgar Mitchell’s, Request for Meeting to discuss Disclosure

[One of many emails attempting to arrange a meeting, which did not take place, between John Podesta and Apollo astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell during the last months of Mitchell’s life. Dr. Mitchell knew his time was short and wanted to discuss Disclosure with the man who had called for the release of all UFO files by the U. S. government on at least 5 occasions.]

From:rhardcastlewright@gmail.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com, eryn.sepp@gmail.com 
Date: 2014-07-26 11:19
Subject: Extraterrestrial Disclosure Meeting: Week of August 11

[This is a request from Dr. Rebecca Hardcastle, who was working with Dr. Edgar Mitchell along with Terri Mansfield, to meet with Podesta regarding the ET issue.]

From:rhardcastlewright@gmail.com
To: Eryn_M_Sepp@who.eop.gov, john.podesta@gmail.com 
Date: 2014-07-29 13:53
Subject: Re: Apollo Astronaut, Dr. Edgar Mitchell’s, Request for Meeting to discuss Disclosure
[Another email attempting to set up a meeting between John Podesta and Apollo Astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell to discuss ET and zero point energy issues.]

 

Email for John Podesta (c/o Eryn Sepp) from Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell requesting meeting
From:terribillionairs@aol.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com, eryn_m_sepp@who.eop.gov, eryn.sepp@gmail.com 
Date: 2014-10-01 09:35
Subject: email for John Podesta (c/o Eryn Sepp) from Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell requesting meeting

[This email conveys the initial request to Podesta from Terri Mansfield on behalf of Apollo Astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell for a meeting regarding the ET issue. The hook for this request is Podesta’s Catholic faith and ongoing statements coming from the Vatican.]

Radar Data and the USAF
From:rwjeffs@googlemail.com
To: georgeknapp@coasttocoastam.com, billy.cox@heraldtribune.com
Date: 2014-10-30 07:25
Subject: Radar Data and the USAF

[It is not clear why this email involving ET research is in Podesta’s file. Billy Cox is a reporter for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune who has written about the ET issue for 20 years. George Knapp is the award winning investigative journalist for KLAS-TV in Las Vegas.]

 

Email for John Podesta (c/o Eryn) from Edgar Mitchel re meeting ASAP

From:terribillionairs@aol.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com 
Date: 2015-01-18 19:34
Subject: email for John Podesta (c/o Eryn) from Edgar Mitchel re meeting ASAP
[This email is from Terri Mansfield, who worked with Dr. Edgar Mitchell. It conveys a letter from Dr. Mitchell to John Podesta requesting a meeting regarding his concerns about space weapons and a potential war in space between nations. It is not known if Podesta was given and saw this email. The email is significant as is shows Apollo astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell was reaching out to Podesta in the last months of his life. Dr. Mitchell was well aware of the Rockefeller Initiative.]
From:terribillionairs@aol.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com
Date: 2015-01-21 23:48
Subject: email for John Podesta (c/o Eryn) re Air Force disclosure
[More effort seeking a meeting with Dr. Edgar Mitchell. It would come to pass Podesta would be with a rock musician on the ET subject, but would not meet with an Apollo astronaut who walked on the moon.]

Time to meet?
From:prg@paradigmresearchgroup.org
To: podesta@law.georgetown.edu 
Date: 2015-02-13 17:25
Subject: Time to meet?

[Over the years PRG has reached out to Podesta with brief, tactical emails. There was never a response.  This email was a reaction to Podesta’s Twitter message posted that day. PRG made the decision early on not to barrage Clinton insiders with long emails, screeds, etc. Rather PRG chose to speak to them via the media. This approach included published open letters to: Secretary Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, and President Obama.]

From:eryn.sepp@gmail.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com
Date: 2015-02-15 23:53
Subject: Fwd: Leslie Kean – NY Times

[This email from Podesta’s assistant conveys to Podesta an email from the former research director of the Coalition for the Freedom of Information (now closed), Leslie Kean. It indicates cooperation with the New York Times on an ET related op-ed that was probably not published. This email is sent two days after Podesta’s February 13, 2015 tweet. An op-ed in the New York Times like the one mentioned would have been very significant. It would be interesting to know why it was not published.]

From:john.podesta@gmail.com
To: nmerrill@hrcoffice.com
Date: 2015-02-16 14:20
Subject: Re: 2.16.15 HRC Clips

[This email conveys to Podesta the text of a February 16, 2015 New York Times article by Peter Baker that mentions Podesta’s February 13, 2015 tweet.]

Re: Ethiopia memo
From:Kristina_L_Costa@who.eop.gov
To: john.podesta@gmail.com 
Date: 2015-02-16 22:44
Subject: Re: Ethiopia memo

[This somewhat routine email from Podesta to the person managing his twitter account is notable because Ms. Costa regarding his February 13, 2015 tweet  says , “Unsurprisingly the ufo tweet was your most popular ever.”]

Re: Hello Mr. Podesta, I knew your son Gabe when we were young…
From:john.podesta@gmail.com
To: juan.pieczanski@gmail.com 
Date: 2015-02-17 21:46
Subject: Re: Hello Mr. Podesta, I knew your son Gabe when we were young…

[This email confirms Podesta read Pieczanski’s email. Mr. Piexzanski is a member of the indie band, Small Black.]

From:bill.martens@wpr.org
To: podesta@law.georgetown.edu
Date: 2015-02-18 15:57
Subject: Interview request from Wis. Public Radio – Fri., Feb. 20, 8-9 a.m. EST (7-8 a.m. CST)

[Another media interview request regarding the February 13, 2015 tweet.]

From:john.podesta@gmail.com
To: eryn.sepp@gmail.com 
Date: 2015-02-18 17:15
Subject: Fwd: Interview request from Wis. Public Radio – Fri., Feb. 20, 8-9 a.m. EST (7-8 a.m. CST)

[Here Podesta forwards the Wisconsin Public Radio interview request to his assistant indicating he had seen the email.]

From:john.podesta@gmail.com
To: eryn.sepp@gmail.com
Date: 2015-02-18 16:49
Subject: Re: Mid-Day Roundup Weds 2/18

[This email from Podesta confirms he was getting many reporter queries about the ET issue subsequent to his February 13, 2016 tweet and was not responding.]

Re: De-Classify
From:john.podesta@gmail.com
To: Bonnie.Hammer@nbcuni.com
Date: 2015-02-20 18:12
Subject: Re: De-Classify

[Here Podesta is responding to an email from Bonnie Hammer, currently chairperson of NBCUniversal Cable. When the Coalition for Freedom of Information was formed, she was the president of the SciFi Channel, which put up the money to create the CFI.

The email is notable for confirming that Leslie Kean, who was made research director of the CFI, is and has been a Clinton team insider.]

John Podesta: Pulling Back the Curtain on UFOs
From:chiefjosephyes@gmail.com
To: johnpodesta@gmail.com 
Date: 2015-02-22 19:25
Subject: John Podesta: Pulling Back the Curtain on UFOs

[This emails from someone to appears to know Podesta draws his attention to a February 20, 2015 Huffington Post article by researcher and former director of the Coalition for Freedom of Information, Leslie Kean.]

From:rubiogualito@hotmail.com
To: podesta@georgetown.edu 
Date: 2015-03-05 15:34
Subject: Interview

[A request from a Mexican television reporter to interview Podesta on the Clinton/ET connection. It is not if the interview took place]

Re: Leslie Kean book comment
From:john.podesta@gmail.com
To: robertbfish@earthlink.net
Date: 2015-03-05 21:38
Subject: Re: Leslie Kean book comment

[An email to Podesat, which he read, about his contribution to Leslie Keans book: UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record. It is worth noting that Robert Fish has NASA contacts and wrote the book: Hornet Plus Three: The Story of the Apollo 11 Recovery.]

From:robertbfish@earthlink.net
To: john.podesta@gmail.com 
Date: 2015-03-06 16:17
Subject: Leslie Kean book – DSP program

[A very informative and telling email from Bob Fish to his friend John Podesta. Fish has NASA contacts and wrote the book: Hornet Plus Three: The Story of the Apollo 11 Recovery.  Fish’s email to Podesta has some remarkable information about ET related evidence.]

From:john.podesta@gmail.com
To: lesliekean1@gmail.com 
Date: 2015-03-06 16:22
Subject: Fwd: Leslie Kean book – DSP program

[This is a significant email in which Podesta forwards to former Director of Research of the Coalition for Freedom of Information, Leslie Kean, and email from Robert Fish to Podesta. Fish has NASA contacts and wrote the book:  Hornet Plus Three: The Story of the Apollo 11 Recovery.  Fish’s email to Podesta has some remarkable information about ET related evidence.]

Leslie Kean book – Blue Book
From:robertbfish@earthlink.net
To: john.podesta@gmail.com 
Date: 2015-03-06 18:10
Subject: Leslie Kean book – Blue Book

[An email directly from Robert Fish to Podesta highlighting more relevant evidence for an ET reality and a truth embargo.]

Re: Leslie Kean book – DSP program
From:lesliekean1@gmail.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com
Date: 2015-03-07 18:28
Subject: Re: Leslie Kean book – DSP program

 [A very strong response from Leslie Kean, former Director of Research of the Coalition for Freedom of Information, regarding the revelations in the March 5, 2015 email from Robert Fish. There is no indication that Kean’s suggestion was implemented. Also, it is not clear what “transition window” she was referring to.]

From:simon@lostangelfilm.com
To: podesta@law.georgetown.edu
Date: 2015-03-23 12:04
Subject: British Feature Film Appearance Request for John Podesta

[This request was also likely triggered by the media coverage following the famous February 13, 2015 Podesta tweet.]

Mother Jones | UFOs
From:nmerrill@hrcoffice.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com 
CC: jennifer.m.palmieri@gmail.com 
Date: 2015-04-02 22:19
Subject: Mother Jones | UFOs

 [Email from Clinton campaign spokesperson Nick Merrill about questions put to Clinton by Mother Jones reporter A.J. Vicens. Apparently Nick was not up to speed on recent developments such as John Podesta’s February 13, 2015 tweet.]

Re: Re: Aliens
From:ntanden@gmail.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com
Date: 2015-04-03 21:57
Subject: Re: Re: Aliens

[Here the April 3, 2015 Mother Jones magazine article is shared with a number of Clinton and Podesta staffers.]

Email for John Podesta (c/o Eryn) re Disclosure
From:terribillionairs@aol.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com, eryn.sepp@gmail.com 
Date: 2015-04-07 10:20
Subject: email for John Podesta (c/o Eryn) re Disclosure

[Another email from Apollo astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell via Terri Mansfield to Podesta. This email draws attention to an April 3, 2015 Mother Jones Magazine article addressing the Clinton/ET/Rockefeller Initiative connection as well as PRG’s Disclosure advocacy work.]

From:terribillionairs@aol.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com, eryn.sepp@gmail.com
Date: 2015-04-15 23:48
Subject: email for John Podesta ( c/o Eryn) re ETI
[Another email working to get a meeting between John Podesta and Dr. Edgar Mitchell.]
From:nmerrill@hrcoffice.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com 
Date: 2015-04-02 22:33
Subject: Re: Mother Jones | UFOs
[This email from Clinton spokesperson Nick Merrill refers to questions from Mother Jones reporter A. J. Vicens to the Clinton campaign ahead of his April 3, 2015 article, ETs for Hillary: Why UFO Activists Are Excited About Another Clinton Presidency about the Clinton/ET connection and PRG’s advocacy work.  He received the response mentioned and printed it in the article.  It is notable that in subsequent months Clinton, Clinton and Podesta would make many comments on the ET issue. Why?  A. J. Vicens wasn’t the only reporter contacting them with questions. The pressure was on.]

email for John Podesta re talk with Edgar Mitchell cc: Eryn
From:terribillionairs@aol.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com 
Date: 2015-04-30 18:13
Subject: email for John Podesta re talk with Edgar Mitchell cc: Eryn

 [This is the initial request from Apollo astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell via Terri Mansfield to meet with Podesta.]
From:terribillionairs@aol.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com 
Date: 2015-06-11 10:31
Subject: email for John Podesta (Eryn) from Edgar Mitchell re Skype
[Another email from Dr. Edgar Mitchell trying to set up a meeting with John Podesta, which did not take place.]
FW: email for John Podesta (Eryn) from Edgar Mitchell re Skype
From:terribillionairs@aol.com
To: esepp@equitablegrowth.org 
Date: 2015-07-10 23:21
Subject: FW: email for John Podesta (Eryn) from Edgar Mitchell re Skype
[This significant email from Mansfield conveys another letter from Dr. Edgar Mitchell and continues to work towards a meeting (via Skype). This would indicated the meeting had not taken place six months after the initial request.]
From:eryn.sepp@gmail.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com 
Date: 2015-07-19 19:38
Subject: Sekret Machines Qs
[This email presents a set of questions to John Podesta in advance of a meeting with Tom DeLonge on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, It appears secrecy and secrecy reform were on the agenda along with a UFO subtext..]
From french reporter Nicolas Montigiani to Mr John Podesta.
From:nicolas.montigiani@neuf.fr
To: podesta@law.georgetown.edu 
Date: 2015-07-09 11:38
Subject: From french reporter Nicolas Montigiani to Mr John Podesta.
[Another request from a reporter wishing to interview Podesta on the ET issue coming a few months after his February 13, 2015 tweet.]
Re: From french reporter Nicolas Montigiani to Mr John Podesta.
From:john.podesta@gmail.com
To: nicolas.montigiani@neuf.fr 
Date: 2015-07-18 12:37
Subject: Re: From french reporter Nicolas Montigiani to Mr John Podesta.
[Podesta declines the interview request from Science et Inexpliqué magazine.]
From:eryn.sepp@gmail.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com 
Date: 2015-07-19 23:44
Subject: Follow up note from Tom Delonge
[Another email preparation for the online meeting between Podesta and staffers and Tom DeLonge.]
Fwd: Update
From:eryn.sepp@gmail.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com 
Date: 2015-08-01 20:57
Subject: Fwd: Update
[Part of the DeLonge/Podesta correspondence setting up a possible briefing.]
From:lukealbee@gmail.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com 
Date: 2015-08-17 16:16
Subject: John …. Look at the last line of
[Albee is a friend of Podesta and writes: “Charlie Ergen’s sons bio. You might want to sign him up for the UFO project.”    What UFO project might that be?
Luke Albee is a senior advisor with Direct Impact. Albee has more than 25 years of experience working in both the public and private sector in the nation’s capital. Deemed the “Dean of the Senate Chiefs of Staff” by POLITICO, he most recently served as the top aide to Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) during his entire first term in office (2009-2015). He also served for 11 years as Chief of Staff to Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) from 1993 to 2004.In between Senate stints, Luke worked for Ricchetti Inc., a political consulting firm, where he represented private sector clients on issues such as patent reform, health care, education, energy and several mergers and acquisitions. Tina Stoll is the owner of Campaign Financing Consultants.]
Re: John …. Look at the last line of
From:john.podesta@gmail.com
To: lukealbee@gmail.com 
Date: 2015-08-17 16:27
Subject: Re: John …. Look at the last line of
[Podesta’s response to Albee noting that Ergen’s family raised a million dollars for the Clinton campaign, but does not refer to the “UFO project.”]
To: john.podesta@gmail.com 
Date: 2015-08-18 10:30
Subject: email for John Podesta c/o Eryn re Space Treaty (attached)
[This is another email is from Terri Mansfield, who worked with Dr. Edgar Mitchell. [It would seem to be a follow up to the Mansfield email of 1/18/15. It is not known if Podesta saw this email or whether the prior requested meeting took place. This email is moderately significant.]
Please review
From:prg@paradigmresearchgroup.org
To: podesta@law.georgetown.edu 
Date: 2015-08-18 10:28
Subject: Please review
[Every assertion in this email from Paradigm Research Group to John Podesta remains true. Obviously Podesta did not take this advice and is not likely to do so going into the November 8 election.]
From:mfisher@hillaryclinton.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com 
Date: 2015-10-21 17:18
Subject: Fwd: Personal for John Podesta
[Here a Clinton staffer conveys an email to Podesta from researcher and journalist Leslie Kean, the former director of the Coalition for Freedom of Information.]
Tom DeLonge here-
From:t.delonge@me.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com 
Date: 2015-09-24 16:29
Subject: Tom DeLonge here-
[The first direct email from Tom DeLonge to John Podesta attempting to draw Podesta into DeLonge’s projects and contacts.]
From:t.delonge@me.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com 
Date: 2015-10-26 23:13
Subject: Important things-
[This email is very significant. It is from musician and researcher Tom Delonge and confirms he interviewed Podesta for a documentary he is making on the ET subject. The email is laying the ground for a later meeting between Podesta and some insiders.]
Fwd: UFOs and Jimmy Kimmel
From:slatham@hillaryclinton.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com, mharris@hillaryclinton.com 
Date: 2015-11-04 18:01
Subject: Fwd: UFOs and Jimmy Kimmel
[This is a significant email. It reflects a series of emails being sent by and copied to a number of Clinton staffers leading up to Clinton’s appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show on November 5, 2015. A huge number of articles had been published in 2015 about the ET/Clinton/Rockefeller Initiative connection. Two of these articles are referenced in this correspondence. Mother JonesOpen Minds.
Of particular note is the email shows it was the Clinton campaign staff worked out in advance Clinton’s statement about using “UAP” rather than “UFO.” In the lead Latham indicated the UFO aspect of Kimmel interview is good to go.
For whatever reason Kimmel did not ask the ET question that night. Rather he asked the question in Clinton’s March 24, 2016 interview. The UAP statement was included. Why the four month delay?  Other emails may explain this.]
From:kschake@hillaryclinton.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com 
Date: 2015-11-06 02:05
Subject: Re: How was Jimmy Kimmell?
[This email from a Clinton staffer is very significant. It refers not to her March 24, 2016 Kimmel appearance when she was asked the ET question and brought up the UAP for UFO assertion. Rather it refers to her November, 2015 appearance when she was not asked. It clearly states she wanted to be asked the question in November of 2015 and had prepared for it. PRG has repeatedly asserted the Clinton campaign wants to be asked about her connection to the issue.]

UFOs
From:jim@davidsonpolitics.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com 
Date: 2015-11-13 00:21
Subject: UFOs

[Email just after midnight from a Podesta colleague regarding Podesta statements about Sec. Clinton getting to the bottom of the UFO issue if elected. Davidson at the time was the managing partner of the DC offices for a major national law firm.]
Re: UFOs
From:john.podesta@gmail.com
To: jim@davidsonpolitics.com 
Date: 2015-11-13 00:44
Subject: Re: UFOs
[Here Podesta responds to Davidson a few minutes later. It is notable because Podesta replies, “More to come.”]
From:mfisher@hillaryclinton.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com 
Date: 2015-11-16 13:14
Subject: Fwd: Important
[This email is further effort by DeLonge to set up a meeting with Podesta. DeLonge drops Steven Spielberg’s name and includes a trailer (PW=SM) to his documentary. It is notable that Fisher put “Important” in the subject.]
From:jimnjanefischer@hotmail.com
To: podesta@law.georgetown.edu 
CC: jimnjanefischer@hotmail.com 
Date: 2015-12-12 23:55
Subject: Your efforts…appreciated
[A somewhat touching letter to Podesta from a retired USAF Sergeant praising Podesta for his statements relating to disclosure and demonstrating concern for a possible constitutional breach preventing U.S. presidents from being briefed on the ET issues.]
From:info@scmp.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com
Date: 2015-12-14 13:04
Subject: UFOs are out there, and so is the booming conspiracy industry
[This email from the South China Morning News has a webpage of an article by Cathy Holcome that among other things references Podesta’s involvement with the book, UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record by Leslie Kean.]
From:leslie.dach@outlook.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com 
Date: 2016-01-01 02:14
Subject: The Washington Post: UFO truthers want to make Roswell an issue for 2016. Meet their lobbyist.
[Here Leslie Dach forwards to John Podesta a December 11, 2015 Washington Post story by Ben Terris involving the Clinton/ET/Rockefeller Initiative connection and PRG’s advocacy work. Nine days later candidate Clinton made her remarkable statements on the record to Daymond Steer of the Conway Daily Sun in NewHampshire.
Dach became involved in the Democratic Party during the United States presidential election, 1988 and served as an aide in the administration of Bill Clinton. He later went to work for Edelman, a corporate public relations consultancy. In 2006 Dach accepted the position of Executive Vice-President of Governmental Relations and Corporate Affairs at Wal-Mart with a compensation package reported to be worth $3 million in stock options, on top of his annual salary. During the administration of Barack Obama he served as a senior counselor at the Department of Health and Human Services for almost two years. There, he worked on promotion of Obamacare. (Wikipedia)]
From:annmoleary@gmail.com
To: DTatel@cadc.uscourts.gov
Date: 2016-01-07 05:11
Subject: ET Life
[This email is from Clinton policy advisor Ann O’Leary to David Tatel indicating it was also sent to John Podesta. It is referencing some of the many articles being published on the Clinton/ET connection.  David Tatel is an American jurist who has been a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 1994. Wikipedia. Note the complete lack of ridicule or mocking.]
From:DTatel@cadc.uscourts.gov
To: john.podesta@gmail.com 
CC: annmoleary@gmail.com 
Date: 2016-01-11 15:25
Subject: Re: ET Life
[This is a significant email from David Tatel to Podesta. Tatel is an American jurist who has been a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 1994. Wikipedia. Clinton policy advisor Ann O’Leary had sent a January 4, 2016 article from the important political newspaper The Hill by Jesse Byrnes – Clinton: Aliens may have visited us already. Again, note the complete lack of ridicule.]

Re: A Few Questions for VICE
From:dmoberhaus@gmail.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com 
Date: 2016-01-18 14:41
Subject: Re: A Few Questions for VICE?

[Email from Daniel Oberhaus of VICE indicating he had heard back from Podesta or a staffer regarding his questions to Podesta for his pending January 26, 2016 article on the Clinton/ET connection.]
ROUNDUP: HRC Call Conflicts // Vice Qs
From:mfisher@hillaryclinton.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com 
CC: slatham@hillaryclinton.com 
Date: 2016-01-18 16:33
Subject: ROUNDUP: HRC Call Conflicts // Vice Qs
[Milia Fisher, Special Assistant to the Chair for Hillary for America, brings to Podesta’s attention the questions from Daniel Oberhaus of VICE regarding his upcoming January 26, 2016 article An Alien Hunter’s Guide to the 2016 Election.Podesta gave a very limited response via email as suggested. No call took place.]
From:john.podesta@gmail.com
To: dmoberhaus@gmail.com
Date: 2016-01-18 21:00
Subject: Re: A Few Questions for VICE?
[PRG was aware that a number of reporters from high end publications had contacted Podesta and the Clinton campaign with questions about the Clinton/ET connection and received no response. The one exception was Daniel Oberhaus for his January 26, 2016 article in VICE that did quote from Podesta’s response, which may be in a future email release. Why Podesta chose only to respond to Oberhaus is interesting. As PRG has publicly stated, it is this pressure from reporters that lead to the proactive tweets and statements from and arranged interviews with Podesta, Sec. Clinton and Pres. Clinton, which generated a huge amount of print coverage.]
Re: A Few Questions for VICE?
From:john.podesta@gmail.com
To: dmoberhaus@gmail.com 
Date: 2016-01-19 21:47
Subject: Re: A Few Questions for VICE?
[A significant email containing John Podesta’s response to questions from VICE reporter Daniel Oberhaus for his pending article. To PRG’s knowledge Oberhaus is the only reporters who has received a response from Podesta or anyone in the Clinton campaign containing answers to submitted questions.
Podesta’s answers, of course, do not make any mention of the Rockefeller Initiative as that would launch a media storm. They do reflect a man who does want the public to know the truth about the ET presence, but knows full well it is the most controversial in the world today and very difficult to manage.]

Re: Invitation: DeLonge/Podesta Meeting @ Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:30am – 11:30am (neilmcc79@gmail.com)
From:neilmcc79@gmail.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com, t.delonge@me.com, mfisher@hillaryclinton.com, rob.f.weiss@lmco.com, carey.mjd@gmail.com
Date: 2016-01-24 23:45
Subject: Re: Invitation: DeLonge/Podesta Meeting @ Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:30am – 11:30am (neilmcc79@gmail.com)

[This email is significant as it is further confirmation of a meeting between Clinton staffers and Tom DeLonge  and his people. It would be assumed Secretary Clnton was aware of such a meeting.]
To: neilmcc79@gmail.com  CC: t.delonge@me.com, mfisher@hillaryclinton.com, rob.f.weiss@lmco.com, carey.mjd@gmail.com
Date: 2016-01-25 00:01
Subject: Re: Invitation: DeLonge/Podesta Meeting @ Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:30am – 11:30am (neilmcc79@gmail.com)
[Email concerns an online meeting between Podesta and his staff with Tom Delonge. It shows who the the attendees were to be.]

Materials for Mr. Podesta
From:t.delonge@me.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com, mfisher@hillaryclinton.com, milia.fisher@gmail.com 
Date: 2016-01-25 03:27
Subject: Materials for Mr. Podesta

[Another email from musician Tom Delonge in preparation for their online meeting.]
From:t.delonge@me.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com 
Date: 2016-01-25 16:04
Subject: General McCasland
[Here DeLonge is talking about one of the insiders he wishes to meet with Podesta – General William McCasland. This is significant as it puts a name into play and creates an interview target for the media.]

Re: By the way
From:john.podesta@gmail.com
To: aelrod@hillaryclinton.com 
Date: 2016-01-26 23:34
Subject: Re: By the way-

[An email from John Podesta to Adrienne Elrod, Director of Strategic Communications & Surrogates, Hillary For America, in which Podesta considers whether to use Tom DeLonge in Sec. Clinton’s campaign – presumable as a surrogate. This is notable given DeLonge’s very public statements relating to the UFO/ET issues as well as his correspondence on those issues with Podesta.]
From:john.podesta@gmail.com
To: mfisher@hillaryclinton.com 
Date: 2016-02-06 00:49
Subject: Fwd: Edgar Mitchell’s Passing
[An interesting response from John Podesta upon hearing that Dr. Edgar Mitchell had died. Mitchell was unsuccessful in getting a meeting with Podesta to discuss the ET issue, new energy technologies and other matters.]
From:john.podesta@gmail.com
To: jpalmieri@hillaryclinton.com 
Date: 2016-02-09 15:47
Subject: Fwd: Interesting news
[A cute response from Podesta to an email from Tom DeLonge selling Podesta on the political benefits of working with DeLonge on this Sekret Machines project.]
From:john.podesta@gmail.com
To: t.delonge@me.com
Date: 2016-02-14 12:07
Subject: Re: A good read…
[Podesta lets Tom Delonge know he did an interview with KLAS-TV (Las Vegas) that eventually aired on March 1, 2016. Podesta indicated he discussed the ET subject and hoped they would use the interview.]
From:t.delonge@me.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com 
Date: 2016-02-14 15:29
Subject: Fwd: Podesta and UFOs
[Email from Tom DeLonge to Podesta encouraging him to do an interview with award winning KLAS-TV (Las Vegas) investigative reporter George Knapp. Podesta apparently took DeLonge’s advice and gave an interview to KLAS-TV on March 1, 2016.]
From:t.delonge@me.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com
Date: 2016-02-16 01:59
Subject: Rolling Stone
[In this email Tom DeLonge is seeking help from Podesta in rolling out his book and documentary revealing what DeLonge claims to be learning from secret meetings with Pentagon officials on the ET subject.]

A good read…
From:t.delonge@me.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com
Date: 2016-02-13 14:14
Subject: A good read…

[Here DeLonge provides Podesta with an advance digital copy of his book Sekret Machines in his effort to get Podesta’s support for the book.]
From:john.podesta@gmail.com
To: gennifer@jiveprdigital.com 
Date: 2016-02-19 01:07
Subject: Re: The Phoenix Incident
[Email from publicist Gennifer McKissack regarding a new film playing off the Phoenix Lights sighting on March 13, 1997. McKissack references Podesta’s tweet of February 13, 2015.]

Re: The Phoenix Incident
From:gennifer@jiveprdigital.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com
Date: 2016-02-19 02:02
Subject: Re: The Phoenix Incident

[Podesta’s response to publicist Gennifer McKissack regarding a new film playing off the Phoenix Lights sighting on March 13, 1997. McKissack references Podesta’s tweetof February 13, 2015.]
From:t.delonge@me.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com
Date: 2016-02-22 00:06
Subject: Advisors

[Another email relating to DeLonge’s interactions with Podesta. This one is notable as it claims interest from a Lockheed Skunk Works employee.]

From:t.delonge@me.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com
Date: 2016-02-23 17:03
Subject: Updates
[Here Tom DeLonge is updating John Podesta on his extensive efforts to approach the entertainment industry regarding his UFO disclosure projects. Such meetings are not easy to come by, and it may be that major film and television production companies are planning to enter the Disclosure advocacy arena.]
From:t.delonge@me.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com 
Date: 2016-03-02 14:38
Subject: Fwd: Podesta/UFO
[More correspondence from Tom DeLonge to Podesta. This email draws Podesta’s attention to an important article by George Knapp of KLAS-TV (Las Vegas).]
From:t.delonge@me.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com 
Date: 2016-03-12 19:44
Subject: VICE News
[Here Tom DeLonge is informing Podesta of his success in getting VICE to produce and promote his ET related material.]
From:john.podesta@gmail.com
To: slatham@hillaryclinton.com
Date: 2016-03-21 10:11
Subject: Re: Shared from Twitter: Are Space Aliens Running the Clinton Campaign? Sure Why Not? | Wonkette
[Here Podesta confirms he has read an article in the online magazine, Wonkette. The article is responding to the many ET related comments being put out by Podesta and Secretary Clinton and the subsequent media coverage, which PRG has played an important role in developing.]
From:john.podesta@gmail.com
To: slatham@hillaryclinton.com
Date: 2016-03-21 10:11
Subject: Re: Shared from Twitter: Are Space Aliens Running the Clinton Campaign? Sure Why Not? | Wonkette
[Podesta confirms he has read the Wonkette article and answers – no.]
From:john.podesta@gmail.com
To: ericbrys@gmail.com
Date: 2016-03-05 13:30
Subject: Re: Extraterrestrial disclosu
[An nice email from a private citizen supporting Podesta’s and Clinton’s Disclosure efforts, which gets a positive response.]
___________________________________

The following emails are not particularly significant. They are unsolicited info from private citizens about various aspects directly or indirectly related to the ET subject. It is not known if Podesta saw these emails.

Hello Mr. Podesta, I knew your son Gabe when we were young…
From:juan.pieczanski@gmail.com
To: podesta@law.georgetown.edu
Date: 2015-02-17 20:52
Subject: Hello Mr. Podesta, I knew your son Gabe when we were young…

From:juan.pieczanski@gmail.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com 
Date: 2015-02-17 22:38
Subject: Re: Hello Mr. Podesta, I knew your son Gabe when we were young…
From:juan.pieczanski@gmail.com
To: john.podesta@gmail.com 
Date: 2015-02-17 22:38
Subject: Re: Hello Mr. Podesta, I knew your son Gabe when we were young…

           [Podesta responded to this email.]

From:gabriel-1690@hotmail.com
To: podesta@law.georgetown.edu 
Date: 2015-02-22 15:27
Subject: JackHead First Nations, Manitoba Canada
From:rhardcastlewright@gmail.com
To: rhardcastlewright@gmail.com 
BCC: john.podesta@gmail.com 
Date: 2015-07-31 20:48
Subject: Meet Monica Borine and Exociência Journal. Exociência: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Consciousness and Anomalous Phenomena, Brazil’s first journal on consciousness, UFOs, ETs and Energy
From:knisch@emb.hu
To: podesta@law.georgetown.edu 
Date: 2015-09-01 12:36
Subject: letter from Hungary
From:horst.leskau@gmx.de
To: podesta@law.georgetown.edu
Date: 2015-10-09 16:58
Subject: ufo’s
From:horst.leskau@gmx.de
To: podesta@law.georgetown.edu 
Date: 2015-10-09 16:58
Subject: ufo’s
From:gennifer@jiveprdigital.com
To: podesta@law.georgetown.edu 
Date: 2016-02-18 21:52
Subject: The Phoenix Incident
From:cocreatehappiness@gmail.com
To: podesta@law.georgetown.edu 
Date: 2016-03-04 03:52
Subject: Please contact Dr. Steven Greer re: UFO/ET disclosure

The Media Dilemma for George Stephanopoulos

August 29, 2016
Stephen Bassett

 

 

George Stephanopoulos has had a distinguished twenty-year career with the prestigious news division of the ABC network. During his first two years with ABC News he was a political analyst and correspondent for This Week with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts, Good Morning American and evening news broadcast.

From September 15, 2002 to January 10, 2010, Mr. Stephanopoulos was the host of This Week. In December of 2005 he was named Chief Washington Correspondent. On April 16, 2008, Stephanopoulos co-moderated the twenty-first and final Democratic Party presidential debate between Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. In December 2009, he joined the team of Good Morning America as co-host. In January of 2012, he returned to host This Week and currently retains both assignments. In August of 2014, he was named Chief Anchor for ABC News.

Mr. Stephanopoulos is well respected and well liked by the American people. He is a television news superstar.

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Before he entered journalism he had another distinguished career – political operative. This began in 1988 when he worked on Governor Michael Dukakis’ presidential campaign after which he worked for the House Democratic Majority leader Dick Gephardt.

In 1992 he joined the presidential campaign of Governor Bill Clinton. His contribution to Clinton’s election was made legend, along with James Carville’s, in the documentary The War Room. [Note: there is a general consensus amongst Washington insiders the character Henry Burton in the book and film Primary Colors – the conscience of Governor Jack Stanton’s campaign – was based on Stephanopoulos.

For his work on the Clinton campaign Stephanopoulos was rewarded with several important White House positions. In January of 1993 he was appointed White House Communications Director. For a time he

also acted as the de facto press secretary giving daily briefings. Eventually Dee Dee Myers took over the briefings, Mark Gearan took over as Communications Direct and Stephanopoulos became a Senior Advisor on Policy and Strategy in June of 1993. He remained in that position until he left for ABC News in December of 1996 after the election.

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So, wherein lies the dilemma? The effort by Laurance Rockefeller to convince the Clinton administration to release all government held UFO related files, grant amnesty to potential government witnesses and essentially end the truth embargo – the Rockefeller Initiative – began on March 29, 1993 with an approach to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The initiative continued for 3 and 1/2 years ending in October of 1996.

The White House is not the CIA, a massive matrix of programs with myriad levels of classification and compartmentalization. It is a house packed with people working in close proximity 60, 70 hours a week. Stephanopoulos was at the center of the administration.

Furthermore, beginning in the mid-1990’s ET/Disclosure information was being repeatedly presented to ABC News programs, meetings with ABC executives were held, the Rockefeller Initiative documents were placed on the Internet in 2001 and hundreds of journalists, including those at ABC News, were contacted with links to those documents. For the past two years over 500 English and foreign language media articles have been published about the Clinton/ET/Rockefeller Initiative connection.

Given his positions at the White House and the above mentioned subsequent media exposure, it is inconceivable George Stephanopoulos was not aware of the Rockefeller Initiative from the beginning and repeatedly reminded of it in subsequent years.

He had a very difficult decision to make.

Before discussing that decision it is important to acknowledge the media operates under First Amendment constitutional protection. It is free to cover (theoretically) whatever it wants to cover or decline to cover whatever it wishes not to cover. If the United States declared war on Canada and the New York Times elected not to cover the story, that would be the Times’ prerogative. No story or person has a right to be covered. It is up to the journalists – the reporters, editors, producers, and publishers.

Mr. Stephanopoulos is a very smart man who well knew the Rockefeller Initiative was one of the most important political stories of the 20th Century. He had twenty years to engage that story. However, if he did so, it could prove damaging to his former employer and wife and other Clinton administration members.

He decided not to engage. During his twenty years as a nationally recognized television journalist he has interviewed the Clintons and other former administration colleagues many times. He has moderated debates. And, of course, he has had a platform that would have given the story massive national and international attention. He chose to say and do nothing.

George Stephanopoulos is a good man, husband and father. He is a very competent journalist who has done important work. His choice should be respected, but in doing so Burke’s oft-stated quote applies. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” To be fair, the matter at issue is less about evil and more about preventing the human race from moving forward – in other words, preventing reform.

Be assured Mr. Stephanopoulos is not the only journalist in the United States aware of the Rockefeller Initiative or even aware there is an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race. There are even journalist contactees!!

And each day they go to work they have to face the same decision Mr. Stephanopoulos has faced for twenty years.

To those paying attention at the White House and the Pentagon, know it is inevitable the professional sons and daughters of Joseph Pulitzer will eventually do the right thing and the truth embargo WILL END.

But why wait? Carpe diem.