posted on Sep, 29 2003 @ 12:17 AM
Old news to serious UFOlogists, but food for thought for all the people out there who are looking for information....
The following is a REAL law which is a part of Federal Code:
Extraterrestrial Exposure Law
1211.100 Title 14 - Aeronautics and Space Part 1211 - Extra-terrestrial Exposure
1211.100 - Scope
This part establishes:
a. NASA policy, responsibility and authority to guard the Earth against any harmful contamination or adverse changes in its environment resulting from
personnel, spacecraft and other property returning to the Earth after landing on or coming within the atmospheric envelope of a celestial body.
b. Security requirements, restrictions and safeguards that are necessary in the interest of national security.
1211.101 - Applicability:
The provisions of this part to all NASA manned and unmanned space missions which land or come within the atmospheric envelope of a celestial body and
return to the Earth.
1211.102 - Definitions:
a."NASA" and the "Administrator" mean, respectively the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the administrator of the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration or his authorized representative.
b."Extra-terrestrially exposed" means the state of condition of any person, property, animal or other form of life or matter whatever, who or which
1.Touched directly or come within the atmospheric envelope or any other celestial body
2.Touched directly or been in close proximity to (or been exposed indirectly to) any person, property, animal or other form of life or matter who or
which has been extra-terrestrially exposed by virtue of paragraph (b)(1) of this section. For example, if person or thing "A" touches the surface of
the Moon, and on "A's" return to Earth, "B" touches "A" and, subsequently, "C" touches "B", all of these - "A" through "C" inclusive -
would be extra-terrestrially exposed ("A" and "B" directly; "C" indirectly).
c."Quarantine" means the detention, examination and decontamination of any persons, property, animal or other form of life or matter whatever that
is extra-terrestrially exposed, and includes the apprehension or seizure of such person, property, animal or other form of life or matter whatever.
d."Quarantine period" means a period of consecutive calendar days as may be established in accordance with 1211.104
The Administrator or his designee..shall in his discretion:
1. Determine the beginning and duration of a quarantine period with respect to any space mission; the quarantine period as it applies to various life
forms will be announced.
2. Designate in writing quarantine officers to exercise quarantine authority.
3. Determine that a particular person, property, animal, or other form of life or matter whatever is extra- terrestrially exposed and quarantine such
person, property, animal, or other form of life or matter whatever. The quarantine may be based only on a determination, with or without the benefit
of a hearing, that there is probable cause to believe that such person, property, animal or other form of life or matter whatever is extra-
4. Determine within the United States or within vessels or vehicles of the United States the place, boundaries, and rules of operation of necessary
5. Provide for guard services by contract or otherwise, as many be necessary, to maintain security and inviolability of quarantine stations and
quarantined persons, property, animals or other form of life or matter whatever.
6. Provide for the subsistence, health and welfare of persons quarantined under the provisions of this part.
7. Hold such hearings at such times, in such manner and for such purposes as may be desirable or necessary under this part, including hearings for the
purpose of creating a record for use in making any determination under this part for the purpose of reviewing any such determination.
1. During any period of announced quarantine, no person shall enter or depart from the limits of the quarantine station without permission of the
cognizant NASA officer. During such period, the posted perimeter of a quarantine station shall be secured by armed guard.
2. Any person who enters the limits of any quarantine station during the quarantine period shall be deemed to have consented to the quarantine of his
person if it is determined that he is or has become extra-terrestrially exposed.
3. At the earliest practicable time, each person who is quarantined by NASA shall be given a reasonable opportunity to communicate by telephone with
legal counsel or other persons of his choice.
1211.107 Court or other process:
a.NASA officers and employees are prohibited from discharging from the limits of a quarantine station any quarantined person, property, animal or
other form of life or matter whatever during order or other request, order or demand an announced quarantine period in compliance with a subpoena,
show cause or any court or other authority without the prior approval of the General Counsel and the Administrator. b.Where approval to discharge a
quarantined person, property, animal or other form of life or matter whatever in compliance with such a request, order or demand of any court or other
authority is not given, the person to whom it is directed shall, if possible, appear in court or before the other authority and respectfully state his
inability to comply, relying for his action on this 1211.107.
Whoever willfully violates, attempts to violate, or conspires to violate any provision of this part or any regulation or order issued under this part
or who enters or departs from the limits of a quarantine station in disregard of the quarantine rules or regulations or without permission of the NASA
quarantine officer shall be fined not more that $5,000 or imprisoned not more than 1 year, or both.
It was passed, supposedly, in preparation of the Apollo moon landings. The worry was that returning astronauts might contaminate the earth with alien
However, look at the law closely. It is written to cover more than just astronauts. It is written with the average citizen in mind, AND THE
UNDERSTANDING that they might, on their own, come into contact with ET organisms at some point. Were it just written so as to codify parts of NASA
missions, it would not need to deal with the possibility that non-government employees could come into contact with some form of ET life. If anything,
something like this could have been written up in NASA operating procedures... as a part of a safety protocol.
So, what are the possible applications of this law, as it seems to be written with more than just Neil Armstrong in mind? Well, for one, it means that
anyone who comes in contact with a UFO or UFO occupant can be detained by the government without any form of legal proceeding... But, as the
government says, UFOs are not ET craft, right?
So why do we have a law that deals with purely fictional scenarios?
The bottom line is this: The ET exposure law gives the government the 'right' to round up anyone who claims to have been abducted by (or even to
have seen) aliens at the time it declares that ETs have visited Earth.
Am I being crazy? No. If this were just a general quarantine law it could be written up as a NASA safety bylaw. Arguably, it COULD apply to civilians
in a futuristic world where private citizens own spacecraft... But this was written in 1969, and private space travel(at least the kind that can fly
to other planets) is decades away. So... inherent in this is the notion that ET organisms can travel to earth... and, as asteroids are handled all the
time without any attention to this law, it seems like some form of 'structured' travel is implied.
Either that, or the Gov takes the McDonalds commercial where the kid launched himself into space seriously...