There have been a few recent Steven Greer threads, some of which have disappeared. They usually wind up with a lot of sarcastic posts. A recent OP
lamented this treatment of Greer and wanted a civil discussion. I’d like to address why Greer is treated that way here, especially for folks new to
Greer who wonder what all the fuss is about.
Years ago, when I first encountered Greer after the original National Press Club event in 2001, I, too, was initially impressed. Here was an
articulate man, well-educated, seemingly sincere, who had pulled off a marvelous conference designed to shake loose the government’s intransigence
about “Disclosure.” It was only later that I came across Greer’s problems, his many fabrications, his many tall stories. So I have some sympathy
for people who have newly discovered Greer who have not yet been made aware of the issues.
We have covered Greer on ATS countless times with dozens of threads and thousands of posts. The overwhelming conclusion is that Greer is a fraud. He
has no credibility. His claims are outlandish. Perhaps most of all, he NEVER follows through. Whether it’s a zero point energy device that will save
the world or a Meet & Greet with a live alien, or an expensive “DNA analysis,” it just never quite happens, though it will Real Soon Now. And
it’s not as if we haven’t given him time. It’s been over ten years.
And you can be sure that if Greer is involved, so too will be money. Whether it’s $700 for his “Ambassador to the Universe Training Program” or
donations so he can publish his next tell-all movie, Sirius, sure to shake the world to its foundation, or a camping trip into the woods where he puts
on a light show designed to “vector in” UFOs, you can be sure it will only set you back a few hundred dollars. Oh, and you have to sign an
agreement that if you are abducted by aliens during one of these sessions you will not hold Greer responsible (presuming you manage to return, of
Probably one of the more famous Greerisms is “Mothra.” Someone posted several pictures of Mothra on Greer’s web site and claimed it was an
“angelic light being.” The webmistress hotly defended Mothra for a few days, after which Mothra was removed. It’s been posted numerous times,
but—sigh— here it is again.
Greer’s latest is the old alien in the refrigerator schtick which we’ve seen before. “Dr” Kenneth Reed tried this as have several Bigfoot
hunters. But Greer doesn’t have a “possible” alien in a freezer, but at an elite university lab which has expressed interest in “working
with” Greer on this issue. Which lab? Don’t know. Which university? Don’t know. All this stuff is very secretive.
Greer has also claimed to hold an alien baby in his arms. He said he was attacked by “scalar weapons” nobody else saw. He says he was at the
border when a Mexican patrol came around and aimed rifles at him, but some UFOs flew overhead causing the soldiers to put down their weapons and play
guitars. You can't make this stuff up.
In another incident Greer claims to have “briefed" the head of the CIA, R. James Woolsey, on UFOs. The Woolsey’s disagree:
It has just come to the attention of the four of us that you have, without giving any of us the opportunity to comment, published a distorted
account of a dinner party of some six years ago at which the four of us, you, and your wife were seated together.
In the introduction to your book, Extraterrestrial Contact, published earlier this year you portray this dinner party conversation during which the
four of us listened to your views and politely asked questions as a “briefing” with a “cover story.” You further assert that Mr. and Mrs.
Woolsey reported a UFO sighting to you and agreed with your views. You include specific alleged quotations from them.
None of this is accurate. You have portrayed politeness as acquiesceance and questions as affirmations. Your conduct in this manner contravenes both
accuracy and simple manners.”
Signed: John L Peterson, Diane C Peterson, R. James Woolsey, Suzanne H Woolsey, Sep 16, 1999
There is plenty of information out there on this site and elsewhere. Greer himself has published several books, including "Hidden Truth; forbidden
knowledge" where he makes his case. But the sad fact is that he has over ten years of documented history as a charlatan and a fraud. He tells a good
story, but he has never produced anything of note, never disclosed his energy device, never produced an alien (other than Mothra), and never done
anything except take your money. Greer can stand alongside Billy Meier, Kenneth Reed, Dan Burisch, and a host of other people who have done much to
harm the study of UFOs and nothing to help it. They prey on the gullibly hopeful, and it's a shame.
I would strongly suggest that people new to Greer do a little homework before launching into a diatribe against people who criticize Greer. There is a
reason they do, and if you can puzzle though it, you will be less likely to embarrass yourself.
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