Sunday, May 15, 2016

Lucifer's Technologies: The Eyeblink of History

The Faustian Bargain
Many have claimed that our present technology arose from contact with alien intelligences. Whether you believe that or not, one thing is certain; the rate of technological progress shot up like a rocket shortly after the end of World War II.

And it must be said that technology seems more and more like an invasive-- or alien-- contagion, disrupting entire industries, economies, and communities. 
Now techno-utopians like Jaron Lanier and Douglas Rushkoff are techno-cassandaras, preaching a message of dislocation and social collapse. 

Look at it this way; steam engines had been known for almost 2000 years by the time the Industrial Revolution took hold, longer still if you consider prototypes. The Ancient Greeks knew them, they just didn't have any use for them.

But the evolution from a computer that was was essentially the size of a suburban house and boasted the power of a pocket calculator to the working prototypes of the desktop, the Internet, computer animation, teleconferencing and nearly everything else we take for granted today took just a little more than two decades. 

An eyeblink of history.

For at least 5000 years-- five-hundred decades-- horse-drawn carriages and wooden ships with cloth or leather sails were the state of art in transportation technology. By contrast, we go from aeroplanes made of wood and canvas to the SR-71 Blackbird, a machine so advanced our best engineers today seem unable to match it*, in the space of four decades.

In historical terms, this is as if your three year-old were in nursery school one day and then graduated from Harvard at the top of her class as soon as she turned four. There's simply no precedent for the high-tech explosion that began in the late 1940s.

Yet no one stops to question how such a technology would arise so instantly, in historical terms. Go look at a book from the late 19th Century- hell, look at a children's book from that period- and tell me people weren't a hell of a lot smarter than they are today. Maybe even smarter than they were in the 1940s...

Yet even the best and the very brightest were stymied by problems for decades, problems that seemed to solve themselves, literally overnight, shortly after World War II.

Something changed. And then, despite all the hype and hyperbole, seems to be changing back. At a frightening clip, too.

The crash at Roswell has been cited as a source for the amazing technologies of the past 70 years but aside from the endless deluge of disinformation around it, that event seems too shrouded in symbolism to ring true to me as an actual crash.

I believe there was a group assembled at the highest levels to deal with...exotic technology. Whether or not it was called Majestic-12 is immaterial (though it may well have been- see footnote) I believe that Roswell was the center of an extraordinary exchange program with parties as yet unknown. I can't explain exactly how but I believe that nuclear weapons were the catalyst for this exchange. 

An exchange involving technologies that are essentially indistinguishable from magic.

Or should I say MAJIC?

The Majestic 12 documents didn't just inspire the all-time greatest X-Files storyline- they also inspired a firestorm of debate among UFO researchers. The majority opinion was that they were in fact extremely elaborate hoaxes.

UFO legend Stanton Friedman is a notable dissenter†, even if he does acknowledge most of the Majestic 12 documents in circulation are bogus.

The bogus documents were most likely fed to a researcher by a low-level officer in Air Force Intelligence and longtime known hoaxer (who later became a crossing guard, and later the subject of an 
extremely tedious debunker book and movie). 

Having spent years doing the legwork to research them, Friedman continues to insist that three of the documents are genuine: 
"These are the Eisenhower Briefing Document (EBD) dated November 18, 1952, the Truman-Forrestal memo (TF) dated September 24, 1947, and the Cutler-Twining (CT) memo of June 14, 1954. I don’t think anybody else has spent as much effort trying to determine the legitimacy of the MJ-12 documents as I have."
But what if those memos are themselves "genuine fakes?" What if they're (yet) more "cooked information" created to muddy the waters in case information about the real UFO working group-- or the military's awareness of the reality of the UFO phenomenon-- were made public?  

Because as it happens, two once-classified memos --whose authenticity is beyond question-- reveal just that.

Vannevar Bush, at the center of it all


Here is an excerpt from the "Eisenhower Briefing Document":
OPERATION MAJESTIC-12 is a TOP SECRET Research and Development/Intelligence operation responsible directly and only to the President of the United States. 
Operations of the project are carried out under the control of the Majestic-12 (Majic-12) Group which was established by special classified executive order of President Truman on 24 September, 1947, upon recommendation by Dr. Vannevar Bush and Secretary James Forrestal.
Forrestal's name makes sense here given his cabinet position but why would Bush be involved recommending in such an allegedly high-level governmental committee? 

Well, not only was Bush on the board of NACA, the predecessor of NASA, he also was chairman of a group which most certainly would be involved with the reverse-engineering of "foreign technology":
Bush helped create the Joint Research and Development Board (JRDB) of the Army and Navy, of which he was chairman. With passage of the National Security Act on July 26, 1947, the JRDB became the Research and Development Board (RDB). Its role was to promote research through the military until a bill creating the National Science Foundation finally became law.  
But even more important were Bush's positions in the private sector:
From 1947 to 1962, Bush was on the board of directors for American Telephone and Telegraph. (He) remained a director of Metals and Controls Corporation from 1952 to 1959, and of Merck from 1949 to 1962. Bush became chairman of the board at Merck following the death of George W. Merck, serving until 1962. 
For those of you who don't know already, Metal and Controls produced elements for nuclear reactors and Merck is one of the largest pharmaceutical conglomerates in the world. 

Yes, Bush was at the pinnacle of the Cryptocracy- don't let anyone tell you differently.º


The Majestic-12 documents may be controversial but there's another document that links Vannevar Bush to the study of alien technology that is known to be genuine; the so-called 'Smith Memo':

Perhaps the most important document ever released in Canada is the Top Secret memo of November 21, 1951 from Wilbert B. Smith, senior radio engineer with the Canadian Department of Transportation. Smith was a highly respected employee, with a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering and several patents to his credit. 

Smith’s memo confirms that in 1951 a small group headed by Dr Vannevar Bush was secretly studying the technologies associated with the UFO issue. 
Bush had earlier headed the Office of Scientific Research and Development (1941-1947) and the joint military services Research Development Board (RDB) 
At the time of Smith’s memo, Bush was on the oversight committee of the RDB and a leading scientific advisor to Truman. 
All sorts of questions are raised: who else was in this group? What were they studying and how did they acquire it? What did they do with these technologies once they were finished studying them? I think previous entries in this series might answer that last question...

How did this memo come about? Well, Smith had become interested in the UFO topic by reading some of the popular books out at the time and decided that while he was he in Washington he would use his connections to try to see what he could find out:
Smith had the Canadian embassy in Washington discretely contact sources within the U.S. government.  Among Canadian embassy personnel named in Smith's collection of correspondence are Gordon Cox, Lt. Col. Bremner, a military attache, and Dr. Arnauld Wright, Canadian Defence Research Board (DRB) Liaison Officer. 
Bremner arranged an interview with Dr. Robert Sarbacher, an electrical engineer and guided missile scientist...who was then a consultant to the U.S. Research and Development Board (RDB).
In the interview on September 15, 1950, Sarbacher was to tell Bremner/Smith that Scully was essentially correct, flying saucers existed, they didn't originate on Earth, and the subject was the most highly classified in the U.S. government, at a level higher than the H-bomb. 
Sarbacher didn't say too much more than that but impressed Smith nonetheless. The Canadian reported about this meeting in the memo and included these prophetic words:
"We believe that we are on the track of something which may well prove to be the introduction of a new technology..." 
"...The existence of a different technology is borne out by the investigations which are being carried on at the present time in relation to flying saucers." 
Smith's memo was marked "Top Secret" in 1953 (by the Canadian gov't), then "Classified" in 1969, then declassified in 1979.

The meeting would have a transformative effect on Smith and draw him into the UFO Hall of Mirrors for the rest of his life. Given the time period, this meant Smith was pulled-- or perhaps more accurately, lured-- into a matrix of neo-Theosophist cultists, intelligence disinfo agents, pseudo-scientists and individuals and groups that were combinations of all of the above.

As we'll see, however, he had some extraordinarily compelling reasons to find himself in that matrix.


Then there is the memo that General Nathan Twining, a four-star general in charge of the US Air Material Command, wrote on Sept. 23, 1947, nearly three months after Roswell. The memo made these remarkable claims:
a. The phenomenon is something real and not visionary or fictitious. 
b. There are objects probably approximating the shape of a disc, of such appreciable size as to appear to be as large as man-made aircraft.  
c. There is a possibility that some of the incidents may be caused by natural phenomena, such as meteors.  
d. The reported operating characteristics such as extreme rates of climb, maneuverability (particularly in roll), and motion which must be considered evasive when sighted or contacted by friendly aircraft and radar, lend belief to the possibility that some of the objects are controlled either manually, automatically or remotely.
Twining went onto state that this technology could be adapted for military use:

f. It is possible within the present U.S. knowledge -- provided extensive detailed development is undertaken -- to construct a piloted aircraft which has the general description of the object in sub- paragraph (e) above which would be capable of an approximate range of 7000 miles at subsonic speeds.
But yet again, we run into the yawning gulf between "knowledge" and application. There have been some amazing aircraft built since this memo was written, but nothing quite like what he had described. Twining recommended that the phenomenon be taken seriously:
a. Headquarters, Army Air Forces issue a directive assigning a priority, security classification and Code name for a detailed study of this matter to include the preparation of complete sets of all available and pertinent data which will then be made available to the Army, Navy, Atomic Energy Commission, JRDB, the Air Force Scientific Advisory Group, NACA, and the RAND and NEPA projects for comments and recommendations...
Twining was at Alamogordo during the Roswell flareup and later cancelled a meeting with Boeing execs on the 17th, due to some unexplained emergency. Some have ascribed this to the aftermath of the alleged crash, but Twining's memo seems to indicate he knew of no crashed saucers. 

Instead he spoke about the great cost and difficulty of reverse-engineering saucers (while cryptically suggesting there may be another group building flying saucers secretly) but concluded the greatest difficulty lay in not having anything in fact to work from:
(2) The lack of physical evidence in the shape of crash recovered exhibits which would undeniably prove the existence of these subjects.
He could have been deceptive here (this was only classified Secret, the addressee was of lower rank) but I doubt it. A crashed saucer would probably have been big news, and Twining would probably have wanted to address it somehow. Otherwise why mention it at all?

No, again, I think the entire Roswell "crashed saucer" theory is a plant, meant to keep the overly-curious from looking too closely at where all that bizarre technology was really coming from. (Which is not to say the Air Force didn't start shooting at UFOs. That's a whole different story altogether).


Where does this leave us with Roswell then? Well, as I said last year during the "Roswell slides" psyop, I believe the "crashed saucer" metastory is a Cold War mythos, but as we've seen it's also something much older than that.

The connections to Horus or to Cadmus and his Well, or the knowledge-bearing Cabiri (whose Mysteries were held in July) and their own crash to Earth, can't be coincidental. Neither can those exact alignments to places of extreme significance in the same tradition from which Cadmus and the Cabiri emerged.

I think Roswell was chosen for this operation for the same reason it was chosen to be the site of the only atomic wing in the world at the time; its name (linking back to the Well of Mars) and its location.

I believe the Roswell witnesses. I believe people saw something unusual.  I think they reported the facts as they saw them and as they remembered them. I don't think a balloon would leave wreckage over an area the size reported.

I don't think an entire atomic-armed military base went into lockdown over Mogul balloons or kites or balsa wood and Silly String. I believe there's been a disinformation machine at work over the event since before it began. And it's still going on today.

But I think what the witnesses saw was in fact manufactured to be seen, as part of a very elaborate operation with deep and resonant ritual overtones.

The purpose of this operation? Well, I think there were many, but the primary goal was to create a convenient cover story for where all the strange new technology that soon began emerging from companies like Bell Laboratories was actually coming from.

A convenient cover story for the foreign spymasters who weren't fooled by the nonsensical paper trails, I mean. 

Note that Roswell would have a lot of military and intelligence organizations spending a lot of time in the 1950s chasing (and more significantly, shooting at) every UFO that crossed their path, in search for that pot o' gold at the end of the alien rainbow.

Technology is an important part of this story but the supernatural and paranormal aspects should not be overlooked. At the highest levels it becomes difficult to pry them all apart.

Very difficult, indeed.

So in our next chapter we will meet yet another high-ranking military officer who, in one fell swoop, will connect all the dots; from the occult and the demonological, to UFOs and MJ-12, to Bell Labs and high technology, to the military and the intelligence community, and perhaps even all the way to the Council of Nine itself...


* And apparently they've given up trying- after more than 25 years, the Blackbird's replacement is reportedly an unmanned drone.

† Although many UFO researchers disagree with Friedman, more recently documents that are known to be genuine have surfaced that are labeled "Majestic." They refer to an emergency war plan, and were meant for circulation among senior military staff.
Another UFO researcher- who also happens to be a former Air Force Intelligence officer-- argues this proves the MJ-12 documents are fake, as there wouldn't be two operations named Majestic (though the term "Plan" is used in the documents, not "Operation").

I don't get that reasoning- the term "Majestic" here seems to refer to high-level plans (for the Joint Chiefs, in this case) of the utmost seriousness. The impression that I get is that "Majestic" is a term reserved for command staff directives, ones obviously of extreme importance (in this case a war with Russia). 

In that context, the name "Operation Majestic-12" (note the numerical suffix is added to differentiate it from other possible Majestic programs, which may still remain classified) seems more credible, not less, as its numbers were also alleged to be made up of senior-ranking military.

º I've read arguments against Bush's influence during the Truman era, given his conflicts with the Administration. These arguments totally- and almost laughably- overlook Bush's lofty perch in Military Industrial Complex, which at that point in time far outweighed the influence any Washington bureaucrat might have. Bush may indeed have had conflicts with Truman but maneuvered himself into a position- right around 1947, as fate would have it- in which he would be able to dictate terms to the Administration. We're meant to believe that Truman wouldn't put Bush in charge of studying the UFO problem when Truman put AT+T- on whose board of directors Bush sat- in charge of America's nuclear arsenal? Bush very much seems like a man with a trump card, something that needs further investigation.


  1. Hey. :) Yet another epic piece, Chris. First, if "Majestic" is the code name for highest-level stuffs, then I think some of the Majestic-12 docs are indeed real.

    As to Twining's memo, could it be that the bit we weren't able to copy or master the tech of was simply the disc shape? I'm just speculating, but a lot of super-maneuverable aircraft were open, X-projects and tech demonstrators.

    Roswell Base - I agree, this wasn't some backwater full of boneheads, this was *the* nuke base, the only atomic-capable combat unit in the world at that time, and the unit's commander had dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Whatevers happened that day, I don't think these guys wigged out over weather balloons and balsa sticks.

    Finally - *If* we got a tech boost through some Faustian bargain, then what will the powers-that-be bargain for next?

    1. Yeah, Roswell was a very important base, filled with highly competent officers who took part in the testing of nuclear weapons the previous summer. They didn't go into conniptions over a kite or a balloon. Something most certainly happened there the question is what. And yes, this Majestic memo adds credence to the MJ12 stories, IMO. Majestic seeming to be the utmost gravity.

    2. Were I to make a guess, I'd say the next bargain is for a source of ENERGY. Fossil fuel stocks are depleting and coal, which we have about 200 years of, is an environmental disaster to use. All the progress of the past 100 years goes "poof" if we can't find a new source of energy to run it all.

    3. @Dammerung - that;s a good thought. Have you seen Lockheed, Lawrence Livermore, et al. talking of working Fusion reactors soon?

    4. Sure have @Anna

      Just not sure how much is information, disinformation, dysinformation.... We mere mortals obviously couldn't be of much help if the question is how to make this world a better place to live.

  2. Hi Chris,

    The July 8th, 1947 Roswell Crash is even more interesting when looked at from other analogous mythological, astrotheological, and astronomical info. For instance the mythological hero "Jason" of the Argonauts name is also an acronym for the months July, August, September, October, and November.

    Now someone may reply well that's an interesting coincidence but the ancient Greeks didn't speak English. I would say "Touche" to such a reply, but the month of July also when the annual heliacal rising of Star Sirius happens.

    Sirius Star heliacal rising is somewhere between July 17th - 21st on our Julian calendar.

    You have written about the ley lines or Earth energy grid and phenomenon which have been known as hot beds of paranormal/spiritual activity. It's not outside the realm of possibility/reasoning that the rising of the Star Sirius supercharges those lines sort of like the Moon effects upon Earth Tides and woman's menstrual cycle; thereby crystallizing etheric/ephemeral energies into more tangible manifestations and a little nudge from a magick ritual/sorcery working and viola alien (ahem) spiritual tech ripe for the taking.

    1. Some may retort well the cash was nine days before the heliacal rising of Star Sirius if that event happens on the 17th. Well there's another symbolic "9" for one point but even more importantly we are speaking of dimensional current becoming more active even before the actual rising date. In other words it's plausible the effects of Sirius energies is felt at least a week or two before the actual rising.

      One more important note about the star Sirius. The Egyptian Goddess Auset better know to us by her Greek name Isis is represented by the star Sirius as I'm sure you are well aware Chris. That star is even used in the hieroglyphics for Auset/Isis name. And of course Isis is the mother of the deity Heru better known to the west as Horus.

    2. I meant... if the heliacal rising happened on the 18th. Well there's another symbolic "9" for one point but even more importantly we are speaking of dimensional current....

    3. Well, that's all more fuel for the bonfire here. The more evidence we see of connections and conjunctions the more it looks like something other than an accident.

    4. "But wait.... there's more" (in the infomercial announcer voice) :)

      When we look at Sacred Geometry 1947 or specifically 19.47 is a mystical/sacred number with numerous spiritual meanings. One of them relates to a dimensions of the Merkabah which is also known as the Star Tetrahedron which exists within multiple levels of reality including the human energy field.

      This form/shape is also the same Merkabah that Spiritual Entities are stated take when transporting themselves throughout the multiverse.*p1OGEN8sDIfz-VXaS1xysdSUjg3LQWk-3oUdBxQmqnYsiEgjqy-lNR-*ytIZUB/lightbeingprism.jpg

      Merkabah is also the name of a philosophy/school of mysticism which " is a school of early Jewish mysticism, c. 100 BCE – 1000 CE, centered on visions such as those found in the Book of Ezekiel chapter 1, or in the hekhalot ("palaces") literature, concerning stories of ascents to the heavenly palaces and the Throne of God. The main corpus of the Merkabah literature was composed in Israel in the period 200–700 CE, although later references to the Chariot tradition"

      Ascent into heaven unto the throne of God.... hmmmm... where have we heard that before... hey isn't that's what going on in once lost gospel "The Book of Enoch"? There are vivid descriptions within that scripture of spiritual beings traveling the Ethers i.e. Dimensions within blazing and fiery "chariots".

      Again the Roswell crash in 19.47 excuse 1947 is too odd to just a coincidence to that value in sacred geometry. Didn't Carl Jung come to the conclusion that UFOs were actually psychic phenomenon connected to the collective consciousness? Jung's views on UFOs isn't too dissimilar from Jacques Vallee theory about that phenomenon.

      If UFO are more interdimensional/psychic/spiritual in nature than nuts and bolts (a theory I subscribe to as well) then isn't it interesting the Roswell crash happen the year that correlates to the sacred value of 19.47!

      Makes one wonder more about the revelation of Enochian Magick to Dr. John Dee and Dee being told about the door or gate that could only be opened from our side. Perhaps it took a few more centuries after Dr. John Dee’s time for enough minds on the Earth to believe it was 1947, during the first month of JASON i.e. July near the annual heliacal rising of Star Sirius, in order for those entities to break through into our reality?

      All the Best!!!!!

      P.S. If you get a free moment check out 19.47 in google or 19.47 Sacred Geometry and you may find even more interesting esoteric connections to your ongoing brilliant exegesis.

  3. "In that context, the name "Operation Majestic-12" (note the numerical suffix is added to differentiate it from other possible Majestic programs, which may still remain classified)"

    just something to keep in mind: when Dick Marcinko was directed to create a Naval Special Warfare counter-terrorism unit - SEAL Team 6 - there were only two standing SEAL teams, 1 & 2, one for each coast. He named it "6" to throw off counterintelligence as to how many other units there may possibly be.

    1. Well, I think the 12 here is supposed to refer to the number of the members of the group. But there's so much controversy it's hard to really know.

  4. Okay, defying gremlins to make a second try at this post. "Something changed. And then, despite all the hype and hyperbole, seems to be changing back. At a frightening clip, too." Hype and hyperbole have gotten tiresome. The wonderful technology does some amazing things, but it does not work as well as the purveyors want people to think it does. Do they really have something better under wraps, or is the hype finally being exposed? Then again, the gremlin I mentioned in the first sentence is that my current internet provider AT&T is more troublesome than my last one. Clear was purchased by Sprint, and the network "repurposed" which meant Clear's customers were dumped and left scrambling for a replacement -- a replacement that doesn't work as well and/or costs more. The public is being shafted repeatedly. The public is also not paying much attention. I occasionally run across ghastly stories of geneticists growing human organs inside animals. Living creatures are not mechanical toys, but the public doesn't seem to care. People have actually told me, "So what?" I used to be a science fan; now I wonder just how mentally ill many "scientists" are. Overall I'm enjoying this series and looking forward to each installment. I do wonder something though. Given that you're looking at sources of inspiration and knowledge, where is your own impetus coming from? You're producing posts much more rapidly than you were before.

    1. "Given that you're looking at sources of inspiration and knowledge, where is your own impetus coming from? You're producing posts much more rapidly than you were before."

      theia mania - divine madness? ;)

    2. Who's been funded, Michael?

    3. Diana, the sci-tech hype thing is actually troubling because it shows that the patient isn't responding to the treatment. They keep increasing the voltage but it gets harder and harder to revive the myth. As to this series, it's been a bizarre ride. It was supposed to be a two part series on the TV show and then took on a life of its own. And then information just keeps dropping into my lap as if demanding to be known. It's almost impossible to keep up with. One connection pulls out five more and then a sixth falls from the sky and changes the direction again.

      It's some kind of madness, indeed.

    4. You. Just being snarky, sorry. I have to say that this series is some of your best work ever.

  5. I guess the vibe I'm getting from this is something like these allegedly high-level occultists could have tapped into some kind of ultra-rich information signal and/or source. But that it was encoded/encrypted (Enochian/angelic/Adamic, Language of the Birds, etc), and that the information contained/transmitted was of a "scientific" nature, such that it's transmutation when converted and distilled through mechanical, electrical, chemical and atomic processes (ie, following the Platonic/Archimedean/Pythagoran Alchemical "Truth" of its instructions) could be used to enact changes within the physical world (as well as being of some operational utility on mental/emotional/not-strictly-physical experiential realms). In other words, their magic actually works consistently. ("Real artists ship.")
    The Royal Art, planetary resource control. Fast forward to high-density synchronicities, out-bursts of spontaneously organizing "higher order" meta-phenomenological symbolically laden information clusters, networked consciousness nodes (initiatory societies, psychedelics, psychics, mediums, channelers, remote viewers--to name a few) and so on and so forth...

    1. Being a network consciousness node, I protest all the long words/terms. The Language of the birds I can relate to. Chris the latitude and longitude in this series is indeed Sirius. Do I intuit a book being born? Respectfully, Dennis.

    2. I'm not sure it's as abstract as that. I have a feeling it may be more direct. I just don't know how yet. It's somewhere between John Dee and the Cigarette Smoking Man. Just where, I'm not sure.

  6. Chris,

    >I can't explain exactly how but I believe that nuclear weapons were the catalyst for this exchange.

    Perhaps it is similar to the fictoin of Star Trek, where contact is not made with "lesser" societies until they develop warp drive. Its distinctive signature is a waving flag to the Federation, that this culture is about to enter their playground.

    >But I think what the witnesses saw was in fact manufactured to be seen, as part of a very elaborate operation with deep and resonant ritual overtones.

    Rendelsham Forest, anyone?

    As for the dumbing down of America, of persons a century ago being smarter, I'd say they were from an early age better trained for the positions in society they were expected to take. We know that most non-elites were put through the new public education systems to better prepare them for technical vocations and factory work. As such, they were well-schooled in math, metallurgy and other essential disciplines. They were very practical people - they earned their salt in tangible trades. As for the elites, they would be schooled in the Classics, so as to learn for the mistakes of those who came before, and be taught reader-level proficiency in Latin and Greek, both so they could reference the source materials and communicate with international colleagues without language barriers.

    I recently got a look at the Harvard entrance exam of 1900, and I can say with certainty that the 'college prep' program I went through would have left me a laughingstock on test day.

    While the Second World War didn't create the concept of industrial piecemeal production, it certainly made it the de facto standard in pretty much every aspect of modern employment. Artisans and master craftsmen dwindle as they are no longer needed in the volume they once were. All the world is a Foxconn factory floor, with pay and suicide rates to match. Maybe that's the way someone wants us, helpless and despairing.

    1. Someone being the Archons. George Carlin put his finger on it in his talk on education. They want us just smart enough to do the menial work but not smart enough to figure out how messed up everything is. I look at the commercial art of the early 20th Century and despair- even the mediocre stuff is better than the best stuff we have now. Nothing we have today can come close to a Leyendecker or Rockwell. We are Devo, there are no two ways about it.

    2. Very true. The Belle Époque and the inter-war period was the only time in history when industrial materials and processes were applied to create aesthetic values, i.e. to make even everyday, practical objects beautiful. Since then, it's been nondescript, mass production all the way. Looking at today's office buildings, electronic gadgets and just about everything else, this has reached diseased proportions. The dehumanization is palpable. In this new millennium, ugly truly is the new beautiful.

  7. "But yet again, we run into the yawning gulf between "knowledge" and application. There have been some amazing aircraft built since this memo was written, but nothing quite like what he had described. "

    I would like to reference the above quote from the article and address the part about aircraft that may or may not have been built yet. I would venture to say that there are certainly aircraft that are built that we, amazingly enough even in this day and time, still do not have public knowledge of. At All.

    I have posted in previous comments on this blog about my account of observations made by myself and those whom I consider more than qualified family members concerning an aerial event we witnessed outside of Santa Clara, NM back in the early 1970's which certainly fit the bill for the type of aircraft Gen. Twining was writing about.

    Its over 40 years later, and I still have never seen present day aircraft perform the things we clearly observed two glinting metallic looking objects in the late afternoon sunlight do for over 10 minutes before flying off in parallel into the western sunset.

    My father, a decorated and recently retired officer and Command Pilot in the United States Air Force at that time, could not identify (or at least he said so at the time) the two craft that we watched swirling around and banking right angles in impossible accelerating bursts of speed about 20,000 feet in the clear sky. They appeared to be under intelligent control and looked to my fathers observation to be involved in some kind of performance test maneuvering. The two objects performed what I would have to call aerial ballet around each other long enough for our family members to gather and binoculars to be fetched and passed around for all of us to take turns observing from our positions on the ground (flat, desert terrain, with no obstructions on the skyline).

    I will never forget what I saw that day and what they looked like--oblong craft (not saucer round, but more cigar shaped like a single fuselage that produced no exhaust). I recall vividly my last glimpse of them through the binoculars as they flew off in parallel, straight towards the west and into the sunset of that afternoon until they disappeared over distance, glinting metal in the orange, bright light of that afternoon sun.

    I became pretty obsessed with UFO's after that and for years kept track of the overall phenomenon. But, having never seen their like again, I gave up caring so much about it, and so, over time, I never bring it up unless the topic comes up or I feel the need to reference it, such as in the comments of this excellent blog. I have never tried to explain what I saw that day. I just tried to keep it clear in my head based only on what I observed and not what I think it might have been. I find it easier to handle that way. Trying to impress the things I saw into some kind of intellectual mold or preformed ideas only muddies the waters for me. Aliens or interdimensional entities? Secret government back engineered technology? No idea. But, I think we should talk about it and The Secret Sun blog is probably one of the most sane, open, and intelligent places to forum those discussions. Thanks Chris, for everything you do here.

    1. Thank you for that comment, Bill. This is where you need to start looking at what Bob Lazar had to say again and wonder what it was really all about. One thing his detractors - who make valid points, mind you- forget is that he was able to take people out at the right place at the right time to watch the right things in the skies. How and why is another question altogether but it goes a ways to addressing your points. Maybe they were able to reverse engineer these craft- or maybe they were simply given the blueprints outright- and could build them but found they couldn't weaponize them. That's highly likely.

    2. What you said about the possibility of being given the blueprints but not being able to weaponize is very interesting. If there are alien intelligentsia that have been keeping up with us over our history, then they are very aware of our tendency for warfare and destruction. Whatever it may have been that was on the table for trade, they would have certainly tweaked their designs to keep us in the barn and out of the pasture. I just wonder, if that is the case, how we allowed for certain obvious concessions in order to obtain *any* useful technology that we could then give to our "top men" to pour over for generations until we got smart enough to figure out the applications to bend it towards defense technology? Also, *what* did we agree to trade for it?? Scary stuff, here.

  8. Damn, Chris, you got a book here with this series, and a truly fascinating one at that. It's weird how these things work, no? You're mining gold here, in my opinion. Or maybe hetmetic Emerald, fallen from the brow of Lucifer. Either way, truly important work.

  9. P.S. Nicholas Roerich, who you mention earlier in the seties, is someone I believe deserves further scrutiny. Still mysteries as yet uncovered connected to him. No idea what exactly, just an intuition perhaps worth mentioning.

    1. Well, I've learned to trust your intuitions, Raj. Thanks for the support, as always. I don't know where this is all coming from- it all seems to be dropping into my lap out of the ether. I can't tell you what a surreal process it's been working on this. Actually, I can tell *you* because you've surely had similar experiences.

  10. >Something changed. And then, despite all the hype and hyperbole, seems to be changing back. At a frightening clip, too.

    My first thought on re-reading this sentence was that it seems we were modified to achieve some specific goal. Now that goal has been accomplished or nearly so, and those same actors are cleaning up the campground, so to speak, putting things back as best they can where they found them - either to preserve us for future use, or to prevent us from following the line back up towards the source.

    1. Or more likely, smashing us all down into serfdom so we'll never rise above station again. But this won't work out like they plan. They're trying to retool a system that's been in place since the Magna Carta. The microchip may have had magical- or Satanic- origins but it won't change human nature. More likely the entire edifice will come crashing down- or rather, is- and their panic rooms or island sanctuaries won't keep them safe for very long.

    2. Or the goal hasn't been accomplished and they're giving up and moving on.

  11. Interesting. When I briefly described our weird sighting, Google signed me out as a user and I had to work pretty hard to get a new password working. Soooo, thought I might repeat the story in greater detail to see if it happens again. If you will allow, Chris ...

    My husband and I were sitting on the porch of a condo that sits over a cove on Lake Travis in Austin, Texas in June 2000. We'd just settled in to watch for birds and planes fill the sky there. The sun was at our backs and the sky was cloudless. We had a 180 view of the sky.

    A very old single engine plane, painted red, buzzed us and the noise was irritating. In a very few minutes this plane buzzed even lower and I thought about reporting it because it seemed very dangerous. But before I could voice my thought, we suddenly saw this white cylander flying by. No wings, no noise, no markings nor seams we could detect. The front of it was cloaked with a mirage effect. The sighting lasted around 40-45 seconds and we were able to see its very round and flat rear end fly into a small cloud that appeared very quickly.

    I had the sense at the time to describe what I was seeing to see if my husband agreed and he did. He suggested that the reason we only saw it mid view was that it had been cloaked coming toward us and had turned left which brought it into view.

    I can't guess how far up the thing was flying, but it had to be far enough up to support cloud cover and we both had the sense it had somehow produced the cloud, crazy as that sounds. The cloud evaporated shortly after and the sky remained cloudless into the night.

    So I felt we'd been alerted by the pilot in the red plane. I knew of military bases in San Antonio and other places not terribly far away. It was difficult to avoid thinking this might be the result of black money, but the cloud's appearance seemed a stretch. Even the cloaking technology seemed a stretch at the time. So like Bill Valles, we just chalk it up to not knowing anything about anything. If the thing hadn't looked like it should have NASA written all over it, white that it was, ....

    1. Hi Knocker - that was amazing and I can relate to the astonishment you felt during those moments. That object, craft, projection---whatever they are---sounds like it was similar to what I saw, aside from the cloaking effect you mentioned. That detail you related was extremely interesting. I can tell you, as a follow up to my comments above, that later that evening, as my family and I were watching TV (yes, back in the 70's families used to actually sit together and watch TV--I know that is probably more amazing than both of our stories combined), the local news mentioned, near the end of the broadcast---no headline items or anything too dramatic, almost as back story---that *some people* had called in about seeing strange objects in the sky that day. However, they assured us, there was no cause for concern as White Sands Missile base (about 150 miles away from our location, due east) were conducting tests that afternoon. I remember we *all* looked at one another when they reported that and we knew that was a cover story. Those were not missiles or any kind of conventional aircraft we had ever seen. Looking back on it, that news story was a perfect example of how disinformation is used in the media, as primitive as it was during that time. Just by throwing that statement out there, I'm sure half of the people watching and listening to that thought to themselves, "Oh, okay. See? It was the Air Force all along." Well, considering what Chris is explaining here and detailing, there may be more truth to that than we know.

    2. Bill, I agree. There may be more truth. Reading Chris' last post made me uncomfortably aware, but at best, I'm probably more confused as well. I'm not sure my sudden interest in Ufos at that time didn't somehow play into the sighting. I'd come to the conclusion that many reports were credible as well as the people reporting them seemed to be. In a month after having drawn that conclusion and watching the skies like a hound, bingo.

      Who is to say my seeking and eventual finding is any different from my decision to look for synchronicity and finding it at every corner? I bring this up because I listened to my husband repeat the story of our sighting a few months later. What he remembered was startling. In his memory, the craft was a saucer shaped and had a metallic color. I documented our sighting right after the event and he agreed my essay was correct in every detail. WTF? There's an uncomfortable rabbit hole staring us in the face.

      The hard facts are difficult to ignore, as Chris points out. When important people had their hands in so many pies after the war and certainly after Roswell, whatever really happened there and for whatever reason, we've been duped. Our minds are malleable and even fickle. Someone(s) know and can hide much of the truth by producing engineered truths. It's a shame, but power corrupts.

  12. Of course aliens are coming here. No doubt.
    The Earth is the galactic equivalent of a trailer park.
    Where else would ET go to see an entire species of well armed homicidal narcissistic talking monkey (red)(n)ecks whose #1 personality trait appears to be self obsession, and whose 2 prime functions appear to be searching for bodies of water they can defecate in & slaughtering every other species on the planet while they watch football & discuss their disappointment at the season finale of The Walking Dead as if it mattered.
    Every weekend, ET loads the family into his flying saucer station wagon, picks up a case of Betelgeuse brew & some Venusian hot dogs & heads over to Earth to watch the human horror show unfold like a roll of overused toilet paper.
    Saturday nights wouldn't be the same in ET land without us.

  13. If Bob Lazer did learn how to distort time and space to achieve interstella travel, humans could of invaded space much more than is commonly known. That's quite worrying when you look at what we have done to this planet. Still I'd try it.

  14. I'm not sure if you've addressed this yet, but I've always wondered WHY the government thinks that we can't handle the idea of aliens visiting Earth, but that's entirely the wrong idea because that's not what's happening. What's really happening is that they KNOW we can't handle the idea of those in power worshipping and connecting with spiritual forces, especially dark ones. The existence of aliens fits nicely into the materialist paradigm. The existence of extra-dimensional dark spiritual entities, however, flips that whole concept upside down and inside-out. Aliens wouldn't turn the world on its head but what actually is happening definitely would.

    1. I think I'm right in saying that it was tried and tested and then Christ came along and it's been a taboo subject since. I'm hoping to see a reform in capitalism, it's a shocking system as it stands.

  15. I think we're living in an empire, an empire in its death throes, drunk on the blood of saints and workers. And empires always fall, eventually. You can't engage in the kind of corpulent gluttony that these elitists do and not eventually fins all the castles burning. It's hilarious to me that anyone would think otherwise. We're in the midst of a slow motion cataclysm. What we're doing - or rather what they are doing - is utterly unsustainable. It's unjust, inhuman and insane. We all know this at our core. Just because digitisation and social networking has completely atomised our sense of time, that doesn't mean that time won't pass. You gotta pay the piper sooner or later. You can't stand at a crossroads and summon the devil, and then expect him to behave. What I'm trying to say is, the ugliness and horror they invoked and weapons ed to build this system is the very same ugliness and horror that will eventually devour that same system. Even if they do crush us all into serfdom and we're left reeling in some terrifying aftermath, there are good people and good entities who go where they're needed. Even into the abyssum. There are healers and aid workers everywhere, many of them unseen. I know this for a fact, such as facts are, and it brings me some comfort when things seem especially dark.

    1. I believe you're right, Raj. It may be simplistic, but I think the ability to heal in any form requires empathy. If one has a had time owning his dark as well as light, empathy can't emerge. But I've been lucky enough to know some people who have grown beyond and see and behave in the world as it could be. I have hope.

    2. I like the cut of your jib, Raj

    3. Raj - as bleak as it all seems, and sometimes crushingly so, I still think that it comes down to how we choose to deal with it. Fear seems to be the driver of this crazy train. I think the best we can do is to recognize those places in ourselves that harbor the fear and deal with it first. Then, we can help others and so our hope can extend outwards. This isn't a tree hugging response more than it is just a practical way to overcome the underlying problem we feel all around us. People like yourself and Chris and most of the people I have seen contribute to the comments on this blog seem to be kindred in this effort and in various ways both large and small. Either way, its a start.

  16. Thanks guys, and apologies for my spelling. I can't get the hang of phone typing!

  17. "Fun" Factoid: Watching a PBS documentary on singer John Denver (nee Deutschendorf), I was kind of mind-blown to learn to that was born in Roswell in 1943 (Dec. 31). His dad (a Lt. Colonel) was attached to the atomic bomb wing, and I am pretty sure I recall that while his dad wasn't actually in the Enola Gay, he was in a support plane on that mission. I don't know if there is anything to make of all that, but it caught me eye.

  18. A very minor and friendly amendment, if I may: It does come across as more correct and polished (and therefore befitting this remarkable blog) to refer to America's Cold War nemesis as USSR, rather than Russia. Soviets rather than Russians. After all, Russia was just one among the 15 Soviet republics. And ethnic Russians were just one people among hundreds if not thousands of ethnicities that made up the Soviet melting pot.