Earth Star Publications
Home of The Star Beacon monthly newsletter


Just Released!


Welcome to Earth Star on the Web. Here you will find a wealth of articles on diverse topics including UFOs and extraterrestrials, the paranormal, healing, earth changes, spirituality, the latest sightings, channeling, astrology, book reviews, art, poetry, plus conference news and reports, and a whole lot more.


The Star Beacon: Earth Star's monthly paranormal newsletter. Subscription info can be found by clicking here.

Earth Star's Store features metaphysical, self-help, children's literature and adult fiction, plus original T-shirts and conference lecture tapes. Visit now by clicking here.

The NEW Psychic Readers Directory lists Intuitive Counselors from all over. Check out who's doing what, and how to contact them, by clicking here.


Selected articles which have appeared over the years in The Star Beacon
Click here.

Check out upcoming conferences by clicking here.

Earth Star's Galaxy Wide Friendship Club is the place to find like-minded pen pals. Visit now by clicking here.

Earth Star's NEW Art Gallery features paintings by Ryan Ulrich plus an assortment of art (including extraterrestrial). Visit now by clicking here.

Visit exotic and beautiful Why, Arizona. You can go there by clicking here.

Animal lovers will get a "kick" out of our Mule Page, featuring the Stucker Mesa Mules. Click here.


Find out who we are and what we do by clicking here.
To contact us, e-mail


Earth Star Publications offers book packaging services for self-publishing authors, as well as a lot more. Please see our List of Services.


Advertise your wares or services here by placing an ad in The Star Beacon. To view CLASSIFIED ADS click here. For more information on advertising, e-mail us at For information regarding the Psychic Readers and Healers Directory, please e-mail

Dennis Kucinich and the UFO Question

from the December 2007 Star Beacon

            EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a compilation of articles gathered from the Internet that talk about Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich and his daring remark during the October debates, that he did witness a UFO.

            On Nov. 2, 2007, Michael Salla, the internationally recognized scholar in international politics, conflict resolution, US foreign policy and the field of “exopolitics,” wrote at

Dennis Kucinich, Bill Richardson and UFOs: The ‘Other’ Alien Question in the 2008 Presidential Election
            In her latest book, Sage-Ing While Age-Ing, Shirley MacLaine recollects an evening with Dennis Kucinich at her home in Graham, Wash., where she described him having a UFO sighting. She writes: “Dennis found his encounter extremely moving. The smell of roses drew him out to my balcony where, when he looked up, he saw a gigantic triangular craft, silent, and observing him. It hovered, soundless, for 10 minutes or so, and sped away with a speed he couldn’t comprehend. He said he felt a connection in his heart and heard directions in his mind.”
            Predictably, there was much media interest in MacLaine’s comments regarding Kucinich’s UFO sighting. An Oct. 23 article in the Cleveland-based Plain Dealer describes how repeated calls to Kucinich’s office for confirmation of MacLaine’s recollection went unanswered.
            So it was not surprising that in the Democratic Presidential debate on Oct. 30, Kucinich was asked by the moderator, Tim Russert, about his sighting. Russert first recounted MacLaine’s version of what Kucinich experienced, and then asked whether he had seen a UFO. Kucinich’s clear affirmation to Russert’s question confirmed her account. It suggested that the sighting was a deeply moving and “directive” experience for him.
            Kucinich did not elaborate on the heartfelt connection with the UFO or the mental directions he received. His comments about moving his campaign office to Roswell, and comparing poll numbers of UFO believers with Bush’s popularity rating was an awkward attempt to defuse an issue he wanted to evade for obvious political reasons.
MacLaine’s recollection, however, suggests that Kucinich privately thinks very seriously about the UFO issue, given its “hearts and minds” effect on him.
            Back in September, after a conference discussing UFOs in the Washington, D.C., metro area, Kucinich staffer Natalie Laber was asked by Washington Post reporter Dana Milbank about Kucinich’s knowledge of UFOs. She told him to “keep your silly comments to yourself.” In his subsequent story, Milbank referred to efforts to “out” Kucinich about his UFO beliefs.
So MacLaine has effectively “outed” Kucinich on the UFO issue, an issue that poses considerable political challenges for him.
            Another Democratic presidential candidate was asked about the UFO question in a post-debate interview on MSNBC. Chris Matthews asked Bill Richardson whether he believed in the existence of UFOs. Richardson said he hadn’t seen one and that “there is no credible evidence” for them. However, he went on to claim that the “Federal Government has not come clean at all on that issue, and it should.”
            An incredulous Russert asked Richardson, “Did you say the United States Government is covering up a history of the UFO sighting in your state?”
            Richardson replied: “They (the government) don’t produce documents, Chris. They should just get it all out, and there’s a known history about this.”
            In an earlier town hall meeting in Round Rock, Texas, Richardson was asked whether he would pledge to release files on the Roswell UFO crash. He responded: “I remember I had my constituents ask me. I was the congressman and I said, ‘Well, Department of Defense, Los Alamos Labs, what is this? What is the data you have?’ ”
            Richardson said the official reply was: “Oh, it’s classified.” He said: “That ticked me off.” So a series of jocular questions by Tim Russert and Chris Matthews to Democratic candidates on UFOs has brought out into the Presidential election the issue of the Government not disclosing all it knows about UFOs.
            The 2002 Roper Poll showed approximately 70 percent of the American public believe the “Government does not tell everything it knows about UFOs and extraterrestrial life.” The most famous UFO incident was one that Richardson referred to at the Round Rock meeting, and involved the Government withholding documents. This was the famous Roswell incident, which gained worldwide attention after a July 8, 1947 press release was issued by the Roswell Army Air field, that a flying saucer had crashed. The story quickly died down after more senior Army officials said that the crash debris was in fact a weather balloon.
            Public interest was renewed in 1978, after the senior military intelligence officer involved in investigating the incident, Major Jesse Marcel, claimed that the crash involved a flying saucer after all. More recently, a posthumously released affidavit by Walter Haut, the Public Information Officer at Roswell responsible for releasing the initial flying saucer report, declared that the crash involved extraterrestrial life forms and an advanced egg-shaped vehicle. He claims he actually sighted the vehicle and bodies, and that the Pentagon ordered a cover-up by issuing conflicting press releases.
            The UFO question poses considerable difficulties for any presidential candidate desiring mainstream support, as evidenced by Kucinich’s and Richardson’s jocular yet awkward responses to questions. There is nevertheless much evidence that the Government knows much more than it’s telling the public. Bill Richardson is now on the record that the US Government is withholding important documents that will settle once and for all what actually happened in the Roswell incident.
Dennis Kucinich is also on the record for having seen a UFO, and will in future have to elaborate further on his experience and what it would mean if he won the Presidency. Meanwhile, Shirley MacLaine, an avid believer in extraterrestrial life, has demonstrated a remarkable propensity for Sage-Ing While Age-Ing.

            Following is more commentary picked up off the Internet:

Tucker Carlson asks a good question:
Why isn’t Kucinich taken seriously?

            Tucker Carlson, who hosts the MSNBC political show, “Tucker,” had a segment on (a recent) show asking why Dennis Kucinich isn’t taken seriously, despite being the only “true” Democrat in the field.
            Rosa Brooks, a Los Angeles Times columnist, and A.B. Stoddard, who writes for The Hill, both agreed that Kucinich stands for traditional Democratic stances (union and workers’ rights, an economic platform that would promote middle class America, Universal Health Care, etc.) but concluded that his stances are seen as too far left in today’s middle-of-the-road world. They also blamed the media for his “longshot” status, but did praise the ideas he brings to the tables.
            Why is it that eight years of President Bush’s administration bringing the United States of America’s government so far right that most of the world thinks we’re fascists, and that bringing a real FDR-type Democrat to the White House sounds like such a bad idea?
            Voters cannot even see much of a difference between Democrats and Republicans anymore, and for the American Democracy to work that has to change. A one-party system is bad for the people, and only good for corporate interests (probably the “real” reason that Congressman Kucinich isn’t given much of a chance in the 2008 race, according to corporate media).
            While the conclusion that pundits reached wasn’t exactly what I had hoped for when the debate started on show, it was refreshing that pundits did agree that Kucinich does, indeed, bring valid concerns to the 2008 election. Every day that Kucinich is in the race is a day that Hillary Clinton and her host of faux-Democrats will have to move their platforms farther left, and that helps the average American more than you could possibly imagine. And, if the improbable happens, and Kucinich is inaugurated in 2008, the entire world would be a better place with his views on world peace, sustainable energy sources, and workers’ rights that would turn the tables on the corporate world and give average people a fighting chance for change.

            And another commentary:

            Dennis Kucinich is already treated as a bit of an alien by the other Presidential contenders; it only got worse at (the recent) forum, when interrogator Tim Russert pushed him about Shirley MacLaine’s claim that he saw a UFO at her home. A trapped Kucinich offered tersely, “I did.” But before he moves campaign headquarters to Roswell, as he joked he would, the LA Times points out that he’s not alone.
            Both Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan admitted seeing UFOs, although it’s typically an “issue used on politicians to make them look bad.” And Kucinich got unlikely post-debate help from the governor whose state benefits from Roswell tourism, as Bill Richardson urged the Government to “come clean” about the Roswell incident.

Not just Kucinich, but presidents, have sighted UFOs

By Wayne Madsen (

            Although NBC’s Tim Russert attempted to embarrass Democratic Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich in the Oct. 30 Presidential debate in Philadelphia, Kucinich may have the last laugh.
            It is clear that Russert and NBC are acting as political shills for the Democratic Leadership Council and their corporate masters at General Electric, a major defense contractor profiting from Bush’s wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and against “global terrorism,” in denying former Senator Mike Gravel a spot at the Philadelphia debate and trying to embarrass Kucinich by asking him about UFOs as a result of the Ohio congressman’s suggestion that President Bush is mentally ill.
            WMR has uncovered a letter from Democratic President Clinton to the organizer of a 1995 conference on UFOs and contact with alien civilizations that was bankrolled by the late Laurence Rockefeller. The organizer, Dr. Scott Jones, served on the National Security Council of Democratic President Jimmy Carter and later on the staff of Rhode Island Democratic Senator Claiborne Pell.
            Even the late Carl Sagan, while skeptical of first encounters, was interested in the 1995 Washington, D.C., UFO conference.
            Clinton’s chief of staff and aide John Podesta was quoted by the Las Vegas Journal as saying, “I think it’s time to open the books on questions that have remained in the dark on the question of government investigations of UFOs.” The Washington Post quoted Clinton’s Press Secretary Mike McCurry as saying of Podesta, “John can get totally maniacal and phobic on certain subjects. He’s been known to pick up the phone and call the Air Force and ask them what’s going on in Area 51.”
Bill and Hillary Clinton are also reportedly intrigued with the subject of UFOs as were Presidents Carter and Reagan.
            While Governor of Georgia in 1973, Carter filed a UFO sighting report with the International UFO Bureau, claiming he had seen a UFO in Leary, Georgia, in 1969.
            While Governor of California in 1974, Reagan related a UFO encounter with The Wall Street Journal: “I was in a plane last week, when I looked out the window and saw this white light. It was zigzagging around. I went up to the pilot and said, ‘Have you seen anything like that before?’ He was shocked and said, ‘Nope.’ And I said to him: ‘Let’s follow it!’ We followed it for several minutes. It was a bright white light. We followed it to Bakersfield, and all of a sudden, to our utter amazement, it went straight up into the heavens. When we got off the plane, I told Nancy all about it.’ ”             The pilot confirmed Reagan’s account.
            As president, Reagan said the following in a speech: “I’ve often wondered... what if all of us in the world discovered that we were threatened by an outer — a power from outer space, from another planet — wouldn’t we come together to fight that particular threat?”
            The father of Republican conservatism, Senator Barry Goldwater, wrote in 1975: “The subject of UFOs has interested me for some long time. About 10 or 12 years ago, I made an effort to find out what was in the building at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where the information has been stored that has been collected by the Air Force, and I was understandably denied this request. It is still classified above Top Secret.”
            Kucinich’s competitor for the Democratic nomination and Clinton’s Secretary of energy and UN ambassador, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, said on numerous occasions that the Government should release all documents concerning the alleged crash in Roswell, N.M. in 1947.
            Russert and his NBC colleagues have shown themselves to be ridiculous political operatives for the DLC and the Bush White House.
            However, by haranguing Kucinich, Russert and his neocon pals risk having their favorite candidate, Hillary Clinton, drawn into the UFO debate. Dennis may yet have the last laugh.

Check out WHAT'S NEW

Subscribe to The Star Beacon

Copyright © 2007 Earth Star Publications
For permission to reprint articles or use graphics, e-mail

ESP banner