A while back, I read a very interesting book called The Missing Times by Terry Hansen. Hansen’s book explains how so many compelling UFOs incidents never make into the mainstream news. Even though these events were witness by many people, they were almost entirely ignored by the United States media. Hansen’s book  supports this theory with copious evidence. His book explains that UFO events are reported in local news, all over the United States, but when the reports are passed to the national newswire services, they are filtered out before they reach the major media outlets.

Hansen’s book doesn’t just talk about UFO evidence being filtered out of the mainstream news. He also studies how any topic that is frowned on by the establishment is removed from in the mainstream media, such as daily newspapers, television news, mainstream book publishers etc. Hansen shows, using exhaustive and detailed references, that the U.S. media outlets, as well as the ones here in the U.K. all follow a very narrow line of what is and what isn’t eligible for print/broadcast. They all obey a carefully managed filtering mechanism. It does a very effective job of preventing the general public from looking at these heretical issues.

The freezing out of heretical subjects doesn’t just take place at a newspaper editor’s desk, or at a television producer’s desk. It also occurs in the editorial offices of major science publications. For example, Hansen explains that the major science publications, Scientific American, Nature and New Scientist, are all heavily influenced by the dogmatically skeptical non-research organisation CSICOP. Many major figures in the popular-science media-world are fellows of CSICOP, such as Chris French, Richard Wiseman, Susan Blackmore, Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins, Simon Singh, Murray Gell-Mann, Lawrence Krauss, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Stephen Jay Gould. This group exerts a huge effect on the public understanding of science. They decide what many people think is scientifically correct, and how the world works. It is an odd situation, because no scientist should ever be a member of any group that bans material because of its label; that is dogma. Instead, a scientist assesses all ideas, individually, on their scientific accuracy.

I don’t need proof

The founding or at least main member of CSICOP (now deceased) was James ‘the amazing’ Randi. He was a self-styled debunker. Randi was once a conjurer and magician but he had never been a scientist. His lack of training and focus on evidence comes to the fore when we study his dealings with Rupert Sheldrake.

Rupert Sheldrake wrote a book called Dogs that known when their owners are coming home. It is a fascinating book which shows, through exhaustive evidence, that many dogs know that their owners are coming home when their owner decides to come home. Sheldrake carried out many experiments, each one carefully constructed to discount physical cues that might warn the dogs such as a regular return, the sound of the car etc. Sheldrake shows, through the book, that the dogs somehow sensed their owner’s intent to return home. At the moment their owner’s decided to come home, the dog would go to the window, or the door, to await their owner’s arrival. Many owners would fully agree with this phenomena. My family, for example, experienced that effect. My grandmother’s cat, every day, would walk to the front window, without fail, ten minutes before my mother came home from school, no matter which time school finished that day.

According to our scientific establishment, mental connection is impossible but, as I explain in my book Solving Reality, it is actually normal and is a scientific inevitability. There is no need to abandon science to accept that this is true. In fact, science proves it to be true.

James Randi was convinced that it couldn’t be true. He thought Sheldrake’s book was a load of rubbish. He took his view further and publicly stated that he’d proved  Rupert Sheldrake wrong. He explained to the press that he had clear evidence that pets never truly knew when their owners were coming home; they just heard the car, or guessed the time. Randi’s assertion turned out to be less than cast-iron. Years after the spat took place, a Daily Telegraph journalist investigated the matter. He wrote an article in the Daily Telegraph (subscription required) entitled James Randi, debunking the king of the debunkers. In the article, he reports:

“Sheldrake made direct requests [to Randi] for data [in support of Randi’s view]; these were twice ignored. After Sheldrake appealed to others at the JREF, Randi eventually wrote back, explaining that he couldn’t supply the data because it got washed away in a flood and that the dogs he tested are now in Mexico and their owner was “tragically killed last year in a dreadful accident.”

Oddly enough, when pressed by the journalist on this explanation, Randi admitted that he was prone to making statements that could be classed as untruths. Randi’s reputation was not sullied by this admittance. After he died, media columnists heaped praise on him for rooting out charlatans and con-men.

Hansen’s book, and the spat between Sheldrake and Randi, show that our scientific establishment and our media are hell-bent on ridiculing, dismissing and marginalising UFOs and psi-abilities, even though  the scientific basis for these two phenomena is logical, solid and consistent. Dr Dean Radin, Dr Robert Jahn and others have written many books laying out the vast amount of solid, scientific, experimental evidence for the existence of psi-abilities. The question that then arises is; why? Why are the people in power so zealous about stopping us knowing about such topics, discussing them, and investigating them further?  After a lot of thought, I have come to the conclusion that it is because we are in a cult.

Don’t go beyond the fence!

A cult is generally described as a group of people, isolated from general society, who have developed an unscientific, unbalanced and irrational view of reality. A cult is usually led by one person, although that person may have lieutenants. The cult leader exerts a charismatic, manipulative and controlling influence over the members of his or her cult. The cult leader will often use a combination of flattery, fear, hysteria and lies to keep his followers in line. The leader may also drug his followers to be more compliant. He may also beat and punish any followers who question his authority, and anyone who questions the direction that the group is going in, or anyone who attempts to leave the cult. These mechanisms of abuse and control are as old as human civilisation. They are used, sadly, in far more organisations than we might like to believe. For more on that topic, please read my article domestic violence, religion and civilisation.

If we think about the zealous efforts of the people in power, in the developed world, to dismiss and ridicule UFOs and psi-powers, we can see the signs of cult-control. The only difference between our Western World, and a cult in a compound in the backwoods, is in the scale and scope of this behaviour. A cult, dwelling in a compound, will often tell its members to avoid other people outside the compound. They will order that all television and radio information, that comes in, should be viewed as lies. In the same vein, we are being told by our leaders to avoid UFOs and ignore all talk of psi-abilities as they are lies and foolishness, even though these phenomena are scientifically sound and supported by extensive evidence. The only difference between the two approaches is that a compound-cult’s physical boundary is a fence and its incoming information channels are electromagnetic. By comparison, the physical boundary enforced on us is our planet and the forbidden incoming-information-channel is our mind’s-eye.

The idea that everyone on Earth is in a cult might seem far-fetched, but there are many factors, unrelated to UFOs and psi-abilities, that support such a view. For example, we are financially dominated by a tiny number of people. This power-wealth elite own most of the money. They are, practically speaking, our controlling leaders. Secondly, we are collectively behaving in a disastrously irrational way. Climate change is a fact. All the evidence indicates that it will destroy global civilisation in the next century, tipping us all into social collapse, starvation, floods, disease, wars and other horrors. And yet, virtually all of us are continuing with our lives as if climate change didn’t exist. Not only that, but we are even increasing this problem every day with our actions. Whilst we do this, our leaders loudly tell us to ignore climate change because it’s either a lie, something we’ll fix anyway, or too expensive to deal with. They are therefore lying to us on a problem that eventually will destroy us all and devastate our habitat for millennia. When it comes to climate-change, we are definitely acting like a cult.

We are also continually taking copious amounts of drugs in the Western World. These drugs do not heal us. Many of them dull our minds (alcohol, anti-depressants, painkillers, tranquillisers, opiates) or keep us working (caffeine, amphetamines), a mental state tailor-made for a drone-worker class. We are also kept away from any drugs that might expand our perceptions. These hallucinogenic drugs, praised and utilised by indigenous peoples for their healing powers and gifts of perception, are demonised and effectively banned in the civilised world, even if taken under medical supervision. When it comes to chemical control, we are also definitely in a cult.

If we add all the information together, that’s been explored so far, then things look bad. From an interplanetary viewpoint, we appear to be a bunch of deluded, irrational, drugged, self-destructive people on a beautiful island controlled by a tiny elite. This elite are violent, controlling, manipulative, dictatorial, callous, lying and heavily-armed. To put it bluntly, we’re the interstellar version of Jonestown.

Hostage negotiation

At this point, let’s return to Terry Hansen’s book and the subject of UFOs. If we combine the material in The Missing Times with other books on the subject, in particular Timothy Good’s books on UFO encounters, then an interesting picture emerges. There is a lot of evidence to indicate that our development of the atomic bomb drew a lot of attention from aliens. These races began visiting us,  according to various testimonies from contactees, because they were extremely concerned that we would rapidly destroy our beautiful planet and ourselves. This is a reasonable concern. Evidence has been put forward by several authors that the planet Mars once had an advanced civilisation that utterly destroyed itself in a nuclear war. Of course, such evidence is hard to assess, but the threat to our planet is nevertheless very clear. Other reports from contactees explain that some of the aliens state that we have the potential to possess the same mental and physical abilities that they have, abilities that we currently find astonishing and near-magical. These abilities include such things as telepathy, remote viewing, prescience, bi-location, self-healing, etc. Some of those alien races, allegedly, are keen to educate us so that we develop these innate abilities too. Unfortunately, our leaders do not want this, as they would lose control of us and no longer have dominion over us. If that evidence is true, then it would fit with the cult theory.

The scenario might be as follows. Advanced and compassionate beings, from nearby worlds, have noticed ominous developments in the cult-compound known as Earth. They’ve spotted that the earth-people, mentally and physically subjugated by their toxic leaders, are now facing the threat of complete annihilation by nuclear weapons, pollution or climate-change, or possibly all three. These beings visit Earth and say to the toxic, Earth-cult-leaders, “We are very distressed at what you’re doing. You’re treating your people very badly, like cattle. You’re drugging them, lying to them and allowing their numbers to overload this beautiful island. You’re destroying the planet’s ecosystem to benefit yourselves, knowing that it will cause chaos. Only disaster, suffering and death awaits everyone on this island if you don’t stop what you’re doing.”

How would our controllers respond? I would guess, mostly likely, that they would say ‘piss off!’ Alternatively, if they were trying to be cunning, they would say, ‘we will help our people. We have a programme in place of education and sorting out climate-change and all this stuff; just give us some time!’ They would then do naff-all and play for time.

After some time, the aliens would say, ‘you’ve done nothing. You’re a bunch of liars. We’ll have to intervene.” Our controllers’ most likely response would then be; ‘Screw you! Those seven billion people belong to us! We’re in charge! This is our island and if you don’t piss off, we’ll kill the lot of you!’ Our power-elite might couch the reply in more formal terms, but that probably would be the gist of it. But their threats would probably be foolish, as alien visitors are very likely to be highly advanced, both technologically and mentally. Because of that, such threats from our leaders would probably be pointless. Our power-elite would then, most likely, switch to a second tactic; set themselves up an escape route or bunker and then say to the visitors; ‘If you try and intervene and remove us from power, we’ll destroy this compound and everyone in it! We’ll blow this place sky-high!’ If that sounds callous and far-fetched, imagine a power-elite group consist of Donald Trump, Dick Cheney, Norman Rumsfeld, George Bush Snr, Erdogan, Xi Jinping, Putin, the Rothschilds and a few others. Does it seem more believable now?

In this way, we end up in the scenario ‘Hostage Crisis: Earth!’ as stated in the title of this article. This scenario may seem very far-fetched but, at one level, it explains virtually everything that seems to be going on at the moment, at least according to material gathered outside the mainstream press. It explains reports of UFOs turning off nuclear arsenals to secret U.S. underground bases, our bizarrely vast nuclear arsenals (the ultimate hostage-crisis bomb), the hopelessly thin denials of UFOs’ existence, an all-pervasive, comprehensive and wilful indifference to climate change by our power-brokers, our establishment’s ridicule of mental abilities, a constant culture of fear, a police state, all-pervasive monitoring by the security services, alleged secret space programmes, the vast over-prescription of drugs and a host of other disturbing social and political issues. Even without the whole UFO issue, we don’t have to look far to suspect that we are a bunch of brainwashed followers in a compound controlled by a gang of sociopaths, heading for catastrophic collapse.

The trickiest bit of all is what we do about it. I would say a good start is to talk about it. The next task is to focus on the practicalities of getting out of this mess alive. Climate change is on a runaway course; we can no longer stop it. We need to create habitats in which at least some of us will survive the coming disaster. I, personally, would strongly recommend that we build dome-farms as soon as possible, so that we can continue to grow food as the weather worsens. We will then need to reinforce these farms and construct living quarters in them. I would estimate that we will need to move into these living quarters permanently by 2050. For more on this idea, please read my article how we can survive climate change. There’s no time to lose.