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from the April 2008 Star Beacon

edited by Ann Ulrich Miller

Gov't 'politically correct' answer
     In a Reuters news report dated Dec. 18, 2007, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura said he is a firm believer in UFOs. The government’s top spokesman was quoted by the Asahi Shimbun as saying, “How else would you explain the (Peruvian) Nazca Lines?”
     The remark came after the Japanese government made a statement the same day that it has not found any evidence of so-called unidentified flying objects, an official response to a question submitted by Democratic Party of Japan lawmaker Ryuji Yamane.
     “This is an issue that the nation is interested in — it is a defence issue and a confirmation operation needs to take place. But the government does not even try to collect information necessary for the confirmation.” said Yamane.
     During a regular press briefing, after the government had answered the question, Machimura took the time to state his own personal beliefs about UFOs. “The government’s official response has to be a stereotyped phrase like that,” he said. “But personally, I definitely think they exist.” His comment drew laughter from reporters present, according to Reuters.
     Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda stuck to the ”official answer” when, later the same day, he told reporters he personally “still hadn’t confirmed” the existence of UFOs.
     (Source:, courtesy of Richard Heiden, researcher)

UN source tells of secret UFO meeting
     Michael E. Salla, Ph.D., received the following e-mail from two trusted colleagues (Clay and Shawn Pickering) regarding a reliable source informing them that a secret meeting occurred the morning of Feb. 12, 2008 at the New York office of the United Nations concerning the recent spate of UFO sightings. It appears that a number of nation-states are concerned about the impact of increased UFO sightings and wish to be briefed about what is happening
     Their source, who currently works in the diplomatic corps, had to travel for an early morning off-the-record meeting at the UN. Their source revealed that a secret UFO working group exists that is authorizing the release of such information to the public, in an effort to acclimate others to what is about to unfold. A date of 2013 was given as the time for official disclosure and/or when extraterrestrials show up in an unambiguous way.
     According to Salla, in the interim there will be acclimation-related releases of information. Importantly, the source revealed that the events leading up to official disclosure will involve more ethically oriented extraterrestrials, and they will not pose a military threat to the world.
     “The following information may be related to the recent debate in the Japanese parliament and statements by the Defense Minister over how Japan would respond to extraterrestrials appearing over Japanese airspace that display peaceful intent,” says Salla. “It appears nation-states are moving forward in developing public policy on how to respond to extraterrestrials showing up. So if the information below is accurate, then it is likely that we will see more examples of governments making official statements concerning how they would respond to extraterrestrials that show up over their airspace.
     “It is likely that parliamentarians around the world will start receiving briefings to help them develop public policy concerning extraterrestrial life. Such briefings will probably extend to prominent media sources, who will give more coverage to UFO sightings in popular media outlets such as Larry King Live. Increased media reports will first likely lead to disclosures of secret antigravity technologies that have been withheld for over 50 years, as a prelude to official disclosure of extraterrestrial life. The source’s reference to suicides is probably related to those who will learn that much of what they have learned and believed over a lifetime was a lie. The 1961 Brookings Report referred to scientists as being most vulnerable to the disclosure of extraterrestrial life, since it will make redundant many of the cherished scientific theories and models held by this community.
     “Overall, it appears that a countdown is under way to official disclosure around 2013, and that nation-states and the UN are being briefed. The acclimation process will accelerate over the next five years as UFO sightings increase around the globe, forcing governments to make public policy statements on UFOs and extraterrestrial life.”
     Michael Salla resides in Kona, Hawaii. His Web site is What follows is the e-mail to which he referred:

     Original Message
     From: Clayton Pickering <>
     To: Michael Salla <drsalla@exopolitics<WBR>.org>
     Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 9:47:00 AM
     Subject: Source at U.N. tells of secret UFO meeting
     February 12, 2008

Dear Mike,
     Shawn and I met with our source who currently works ... [in the Diplomatic Corps]. We had discussed various topics when the Stephenville and O’Hare UFOs cases were brought up. Shawn, actually, brought up the cases — “what’s the deal with these incidents? Why is Stephenville getting so much press?”...etc...etc. Our source did not answer the questions immediately and other topics were discussed.
     About five minutes later, our source said to us, “Notice I did not answer your UFO questions.” Shawn stated to him that we felt he wasn’t interested in answering. Our source stated, “Not at all.” He took a breath and responded, “Unfortunately, I can’t go into it, but getting up tomorrow (February 12) at 6 AM to attend a briefing at the UN at 8AM is highly unusual.”
     I (Clay) asked, “Does the briefing tomorrow have anything to do with these UFO incidents?” Our source said he could neither confirm nor deny, hint, hint. He stated that an 8AM briefing simply did not happen, unless these was a pressing need. Shawn and I probed him as best we could without forcing him to compromise his security issues. Our source stated:
     1) UN is an international organization. Clay stated, “Therefore the briefing has do with other nation-states in context to sightings?” Our source affirmed.
     2) Shawn stated, “Then there have been other incidents around the world, like Stephenville case?”
     At that point, our source got up and made a phone call and returned within two minutes. Our source stated, “Out of professional courtesy, I made a phone call to my source and stated, ‘mission accomplished.’ ” He stated to Shawn and I:
     1) There is a group he is affiliated with whose task is to release information to certain sectors of society — i.e., your community (UFO).
     2) The briefing had to do with calming the nerves of certain nation-states regarding sightings.
     3) The Russians seem really anxious.
     4) The Bush boys (Neo-cons) are anxious about being left out of the loop, when Bush steps down.
     5) Although incidents are occurring around the world, these are NOT “Independence Day” types. In fact, our source stated that the ships are not as big as the ones portrayed in the film.
     6) When contact is made (officially to the world), there will be no ambiguity.
     7) You’ll know things are heating up when suicides dramatically increase. A date of 2013 was given. Shawn stated, “Perhaps a meltdown factor.” Source nodded yes.
     8) Our source was to dress in civilian clothing to put the Russians at ease. They hate military dress.
     9) The civilian dress was to facilitate deniability so as not to implicate the military.
     At this point, our source apologized for using us to get this information out. He was doing so at the behest of his superior, an admiral. The admiral stated, “What about these conspiracy guys?” using Shawn and I as a conduit. Our source feels that globalization is an effort to reduce the 200-plus nation-states down to a single entity; at which point, a one-world representative body can present itself to a “galactic federation” type council. ...
     Our source said, “Get this out there and let me know what your peers feel about this.”
                                                            — Clay and Shawn Pickering

     Permission is granted to circulate among private individuals and groups, post on all Internet sites and publish in full in all not-for-profit publications. Contact author for all other rights, which are reserved.

     Ann Ulrich Miller is publisher of The Star Beacon.

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