Capt. Edgar Mitchell, PhD, USN retired
On January 31, 1971, Navy Captain Dr. Edgar Mitchell embarked on a journey into outer space that resulted in becoming the sixth man to walk on the moon. The Apollo 14 mission was NASA’s third manned lunar landing. This historic journey ended safely nine days later on February 9, 1971. It was an audacious time in the history of mankind. For
Mitchell, however, the most extraordinary journey was yet to come.
As he hurtled earthward through the abyss between the two worlds, Mitchell became engulfed by a profound sensation “a sense of universal connectedness.” He intuitively sensed that his presence, that of his fellow astronauts, and that of the planet in the window were all part of a deliberate, universal process and that the glittering cosmos itself was in some way conscious. The experience was so overwhelming Mitchell knew his life would never be the same.
Scientist, test pilot, naval officer, astronaut, entrepreneur, author and lecturer, Dr. Mitchell’s extraordinary career personifies humankind’s eternal thrust to widen its horizons as well as its inner soul. His academic background includes a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University, a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and a Doctor of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT. In addition he has received honorary doctorates in engineering from New Mexico State University, the University of Akron, Carnegie Mellon University and a ScD from Embry-Riddle University.
Dr. Mitchell has received many awards and honors including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the USN Distinguished Medal and three NASA Group Achievement Awards. He was inducted to the Space Hall of Fame in 1979 and the Astronaut Hall of Fame in 1998. He was a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005.
After retiring from the Navy in 1972, Dr. Mitchell founded the Institute of Noetic Sciences to sponsor research into the nature of consciousness as it relates to cosmology and causality. In 1984, he was a co-founder of the Association of Space Explorers, an international organization of those who have experienced space travel.
He is the author of “Psychic Exploration,” 1974, “The Way of the Explorer,” 1996, (Third edition, 2006) as well as dozens of articles in both professional and popular periodicals. He has devoted the last 38 years to studying human consciousness and psychic and paranormal phenomena in the search for a common ground between science and spirit.
Richard Dolan is considered by many students of the UFO phenomenon to be the pre-eminent historian of the subject. He is the author of two volumes of history, UFOs and the National Security State, as well as an analysis of the future, A.D. After Disclosure: The People’s Guide to Life After Contact.
Richard’s writing is widely seen as ufology’s gold standard. His seminal history, UFOs and the National Security State, has inspired such statements as “the best history ever written about UFOs” by best-selling author Whitley Strieber, and “masterful and important” by Dr. Edgar Mitchell of Apollo 14.
A.D. After Disclosure, which Richard co-authored with Bryce Zabel (creator of the television series Dark Skies), has been widely hailed as among the most original works in all of UFO literature, a fearless and analytical “what if” scenario that discusses the deep impact that would be brought about by the end of UFO secrecy.
Among Richard’s main themes are the destruction of our political liberties as a result of the UFO coverup, the possible nature of the non-humans themselves, and what their presence here means for our civilization. This has led him to take a fresh approach to the topic of “Exopolitics” and to develop unique insights into the practical challenges and opportunities for a true disclosure of the UFO phenomenon.
Richard has also written numerous articles, spoken at conferences around the world, is a frequent guest on radio shows such as Coast-to-Coast AM, and has done a great deal of television work. In 2006 he hosted a six-episode series called SciFi Investigate. More recently, he appeared with NBC’s Lester Holt for a special two-hour documentary, “Inside Secret Government Warehouses: Shocking Revelations.”
Richard was born in Brooklyn, New York, studied at Alfred University and Oxford University, was a finalist for a Rhodes scholarship, and completed his graduate work in history at the University of Rochester. Prior to his interest in UFOs, he studied U.S. Cold War strategy, Soviet history and culture, and international diplomacy.
Grant Cameron involved in extraterrestrial-related phenomena research in May 1975 with a personal sighting near Carman, Manitoba about 25 miles north of the Canada-US border. Over the next 18 months hundreds of sightings were reported, and Grant spent months photographing a series of strange objects and interviewing hundreds of witnesses who were involved. Thus began a 28 years commitment to the subject After composing a manuscript about the 1975-76 sightings, he moved on to research the work of the legendary Wilbert B. Smith. Smith headed up the Canadian government’s flying saucer
investigation known as Project Magnet, which ran from 1950 to 1954. Over two decades Cameron was able to collect most of Smith’s files and written materials. He interviewed most of the associates around Smith who worked on the flying saucer investigation. He produced a CD-Rom data disk with most of the documents from the Smith files along with 12 hours of audio related to Smith’s work. During the Smith research Grant learned of the former Penn State University president Dr. Eric Walker, who was identified by Dr. Robert Sarbacher as a key person inside the Cover-up. Cameron teamed up with T. Scott Crain to research and write UFOs, MJ-12, and the Government published by MUFON.
Cameron then turned his research interests to the relationship of U.S. Presidents to the extraterrestrial issue. He made 13 trips to the U.S. National Archives and most of the Presidential archives looking for relevant documents. A major contribution of his work was a FOIA submission to the White House Office of Science and Technology which yielded nearly 1,000 pages of disclosure documents from the Clinton administration.
He has lectured in Canada and the U. S. on the 1975-76 Manitoba sightings, Wilbert Smith and the president/UFO connection. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Published Book UFOs, MJ-12, and the Government: A report on government involvement in UFO crash retrievals (MUFON)
Principal Website: www.presidentialufo.com
Maj. George Filer, USAF retired
George Filer is a retire Air Force intelligenceofficer. While serving in the Air Force, Filer was onboard an aircraft tanker over the UK when he and his crew were asked to check out a UFO on radar. When they got close to the large object it flew off at extraordinary speed. Later, while serving at Ft. Dix he was asked to brief Generals on an incident involving the shooting of an alien that had landed it’s craft on their runway. He is now a MUFON regional director an produces a weekly UFO newsletter called Filer’s Files for over twenty years.
Paul Stonehill is a Soviet-born researcher of anomalous phenomena, and an independent consultant. He has lived in the United States since 1973. He is an author, television consultant, lecturer, and researcher of Russian, East European, Central Asian and Far Eastern paranormal phenomena. His book, The Soviet UFO Files, was published in 1998, in English, Czech, and Dutch. His articles have been translated and published in many languages, from Ukrainian to Hungarian to Japanese. He is fluent in English, Russian and
Ukrainian. He has excellent sources in the former Soviet Union, and has gathered long-lost or forbidden paranormal materials and files (the Armed Forces, secret police, underground publications, etc.). Philip Mantle (UK) and Paul have published a book, UFO-USSR. Paul has consulted and appeared in various documentaries on the History, TLC, Discovery, TNT channels as well as European and Japanese TV programs. He has done numerous radio interviews, mainly in the United States.
Areas of research have included: Soviet and Russian military research of paranormal phenomena KGB and paranormal phenomena Underwater unidentified phenomena (USO); Secrets of Soviet space program; Soviet mind control programs, ESP, and famous psychics; UFO phenomenon in Russia, Ukraine, the Baltics, and China.
Honorable Paul Hellyer
Paull Hellyer holds one of the longest and most varied political career in Canada’s history. He was first elected as a Liberal in 1949 federal election in the district of
Davenport, he was the youngest person ever elected to that point in the Canadian House of Commons. He served a brief stint as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of
National Defence, and made a good impression. He was then named Associate Minister of National Defence in the cabinet of Prime Minister Louis Saint-Laurent. He lost his
seat when the Saint-Laurent government lost the 1957 election a few months later. Hellyer returned to parliament in a 1958 by-election in the neighboring district of Trinity, and became an effective opposition critic of the John Diefenbaker’s Progressive conservative government.
Hellyer became Minister of National Defence in 1963 in the cabinet of Lester B. Pearson. As Minister of Defence, he oversaw the controversial integration and unification of the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army, the and the Royal Canadian Air Force into a single organization, the Canadian Forces.
Hellyer contested the 1968 Liberal leadership convention, placing second on the first ballot, but slipping to third on the second and third ballots, and withdrawing to support Robert Winters on the fourth ballot, in which Pierre Trudeau won the leadership. He then served as Trudeau’s Transport Minister, and was Senior Minister in the Cabinet, a position similar to the current position of Deputy Prime Minister.
Hellyer resigned from cabinet and the Liberal caucus in 1969 over a dispute with Trudeau. He sat as an independent for several years. After his 1971 attempt to form a new political party, Action Canada, failed, Progressive Conservative leader Robert Stanfield invited him to join the PC caucus. He returned to prominence as an opposition critic and was re-elected in the 1972 election as a Progressive Conservative.
He lost his seat, however, in the 1974 election. He contested in the PC leadership convention of 1976, rejoined the Liberal Party in 1982, and contested a Toronto district Liberal nomination in 1988.
In 1997 Hellyer formed the Canadian Action Party (CAP) to provide voters with an economic nationalist option following the collapse of the National Party of Canada. He was concerned both the Progressive Conservative and Liberal parties were embracing globalization, and that the New Democratic Party was no longer able to provide a credible alternative. While CAP also embraced Hellyer’s proposals for monetary reform, Hellyer lost Canadian House of Commons bid in 1997 and 2000.
Following the 2000 election resurgence for the New Democratic Party, Hellyer approached NDP leadership to discuss the possibility of merging the two parties. In early 2004, after several extensions of the merger deadline, the NDP rejected Hellyer’s merger proposal which would have required the NDP to change its name. Hellyer resigned as CAP leader, but remains a member of the party.
Hellyer has published numerous books, his last being Light at the End of the Tunnel (2010).