posted on May, 19 2005 @ 09:36 AM
Ok.. first, here's a link to the author's story.
Research Paper on "First Contact"
What makes this interesting to me is that the author, Michael Salla, spent 5 years with "an academic appointment" at American University's School
of International Service & the Center for Global Peace. Having attended grad school at AU and worked in various capacities in D.C. for going on 15
years, I've learned one thing... that academic appointments at that "school" are generally waypoints for foreign intelligence officers. Of course,
there is no evidence to back up my assertion of this noteworthy aspect of the author's background, but it factors in to the reasons why I find this
What's most compelling about this story is that it analyzes quite a bit of previously debunked information and documents, such as the MJ-12 papers,
and puts them in a greater context.
Having been a "researcher" since the MJ-12 papers were fresh, I think the correct and widely agreed perspective is that these papers are not
authentic. I think the less common, but rather intriguing notion is that despite the actual documents being a hoax, they were a very well perpetrated
hoax by someone with tremendous access and inside knowledge. If they were created by the average attention seeker off the street, they would have
come forward at some point to defend the documents or the documents themselves would have been much more conspicuously fallacious.
This leads to a reasonably hypothesis of the documents, despite not being what they claim to be, the product of an attempt to persuade, or at least
intimate, that the government became aware of extraterrestrials in the 1940's and made first contact in the 1950's. See this account of
Eisenhower's secret meeting
for further information.
Dr. Salla has boiled this down into a rather logical and rational conclusion that the MJ-12 documents, at least in part, were meant to prime us for
disclosure, rather than be the smoking gun of disclosure.
Has anyone looked into these papers? What additional comments/support do people have? What are the general opinions on this work?