"Some cancelled projects never really die."
Recent news coverage of a Chinese spy balloon getting shot down off the coast of South Carolina captured the world's attention a few weeks ago. The situation appeared to be a pretty straightforward national security operation until three additional objects were subsequently shot down within three days of each other.
These three objects are still unidentified as of this writing and it looks increasingly like the US government will never be able to retrieve the remains. As studying these materials is most likely essential to identifying the origin and technological capabilities of these literal UFOs, the news of the search ending without any resolution has provided a vacuum for speculation about extraterrestrial visitors to run rampant.
In my opinion, there is a decent chance we are currently experiencing an attempt at a sort of “Roswell 2.0.”
As White House officials float the intelligence community's "leading theory" of civilian hobbyist balloons, one can't be blamed for feeling a sense of déjà vu regardless if they were around at the time of the infamous events back in July of 1947. However, there are several differences between the UFO shootdowns of today and the reported crash of a flying saucer explained away as prosaic decades ago.
The most important difference?
The vocal, bipartisan outrage coming from Congress in the age of social media.
The implications of the briefing the full Senate received last week on the shootdowns came into focus as individual Senators addressed the media directly after leaving the chamber. Among the officials involved in the presentation was Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick, head of the Pentagon's new UFO department dubbed the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO).
Journalist Tim McMillan of the Debrief made it clear in a tweet that the briefing included information on genuine UAP — that is, the exotic craft encountered by our military pilots reportedly demonstrating capabilities far beyond next-generation technology. These are most likely the objects of unknown origin with which Congress is most concerned, and the reason for some of the more unusual comments they relayed to the press that same day.
Republican Senator John Kennedy concluded his appearance in front of the cameras by suggesting that US citizens "lock your doors tonight."
Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal — hours before Biden addressed the nation in a speech that didn't address the possibility of these objects being non-human origin — told reporters the American people "can handle [the information], and need and deserve to know it."
These comments don't seem to reflect the White House's insistence that these objects were harmless hobbyist weather balloons. I have covered the bizarre actions of the administration in the aftermath of this debacle in a previous article so I will not go into it here, but Congress obviously learned something more substantial about the UFO phenomenon as evidenced by the presence of AARO's involvement.
The question remains:
What is it about this briefing that could trigger such a visceral reaction from our elected representatives?
Beyond the Nuts and Bolts
That evening, after the Congress members had concluded their surprisingly non-political remarks, I was reminded of an interview given to Podcast UFO by former U.S. Navy Chief Master-at-Arms Sean Cahill.
Cahill, who was present during the 2004 Nimitz tic-tac encounter, has been researching the phenomenon for years and works closely with the former director of the Pentagon's previous UFO program, Luis Elizondo. To say Cahill is well-informed on this subject would be an understatement, and I personally take what he says to heart as he chooses his words very deliberately.
The interview was given on the same day that the first public Congressional hearings on UFOs in fifty years took place back on May 17, 2022. As Cahill gave his analysis of the day's events, he admitted that there were some more esoteric and alarming aspects of the phenomenon that Congress was not yet ready for.
I could talk with you for an hour on a different show about frequency and vibration, and meditation and fear and all that stuff. But since we're being kind of general in this, and talking on a day that was very pragmatic, I don't want to go too into the weird.
But there's a lot to this. It's not just vehicles in the sky from somewhere else with cool dudes in it. There's aspects of psychotronics. There's aspects of non-linguistic programming. There's aspects of control around this subject that are frightening.
And no, those aren't ready for the Hill today. You don't start with those, you know? But we're going to have to get there someday.
I myself am fairly familiar with the history of psychotronic weapons, which are essentially devices or practices used for the purpose of mind control.
Psychotronics has been researched and documented pretty thoroughly and include both general psi abilities — like psychokinesis and remote viewing — along with actual physical equipment such as ELF generators. These methods for affecting brainwaves are meant to induce behavioral and emotional changes clandestinely from a distance.
However, the term "non-linguistic programming" was not something I had heard of before. Not much turned up as I was searching for this specific phrase, but it appeared to be synonymous with what is called "neuro-linguistic programming."
A Very Particular Sequence
The practice of neuro-linguistic programming, or NLP, appears to be quite innocuous at first glance. This method is promoted as a pathway to successful business dealings, a key to accelerated learning, and a useful tool in certain therapeutic settings. There are conferences where inquiring minds can learn the steps to NLP through workshops, though it is generally considered a pseudoscience among academics.
The basis of NLP is the recognition that all human behavior is derived from subjective experience. This experience is integrated into our consciousness by our five senses and is a cognitive representation of real events. Visual images, sounds, physical touch, tastes, and smells can each be described in detail and are experienced by all humans, with the susceptibility to each stimulus depending on the individual.
Bandler realised that each sensory impression was often combined in the form of a very particular sequence, according to the skill or expertise being modelled. He also found that there were consistencies in the sequencing between times an expert performed ‘well’ and times when the same expert performed ‘badly’.
For instance, he found that a key element in chemistry was an ability to visualise atoms and molecules and the relationships between atoms and molecules. Then he found that if a trainee chemist were taught to think using visual imagery, their ability and insight as chemists became much enhanced.
Essentially, the NLP practitioner finds patterns in the subject's reactions to stimuli and surmises the best possible mental representation of subjective experience (visual, auditory, etc.) to focus on in order to communicate new ideas or suggestions intended to modify behavior.
Up until now, I have cited a document explaining NLP in the context of accelerated learning. However, it has become obvious there are other ways to exploit this methodology that may not be in the best interest of those on the receiving end, especially if they are unaware of it occurring.
Advanced Influence Technologies
As I moved further along in my research, I was surprised to find a reference to NLP in a scientific paper I already had on my computer with which I am quite familiar. Dr. Eric W. Davis, a theoretical physicist and one of the most recognized names in the field of UFO studies, mentioned the practice in his paper titled Teleportation Physics Study which was commissioned by the US Air Force.
This paper is also widely cited in the UFO world, so I became immediately interested in what the possible connection could be between teleportation and neuro-linguistic programming.
Under the section “p-Teleportation,” Davis described the practice of NLP as being used in a "human-performance modeling experiment" under an Army program named Operation JEDI.
P-Teleportation is a form of psychokinesis (or PK) similar to telekinesis but generally used to designate the movement of objects (called apports) through other physical objects or over great distances…
The U.S. response to Soviet psychotronics R&D programs was the Remote Viewing program. In addition, the U.S. Army began the JEDI Project in 1983, which sought to increase human potential using teachable models of behavioral/physical excellence by unconventional means (Alexander et al., 1990). The JEDI Project was essentially a human-performance modeling experiment based on neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) skills, whereby advanced influence technologies to model excellence in human performance were used.
The program ran under the auspices of the Army INSCOM and the Organizational Effectiveness School, and was sponsored by a U.S. government interagency task force. Finally, it should be pointed out that the program had successfully trained several hundred people, including members of Congress (such as Al Gore, Jr. and Tom Downey), before being terminated.
Here, Davis clearly connects the two subjects of psychotronics and neuro-linguistic programming, so it feels safe to assume this was the connection Cahill had made as well. What stands out to me is how these two may actually be interchangeable when it comes to their desired effect, even if the methods differ slightly.
Interestingly, Davis cites a paper by Col. John Alexander in this section on neuro-linguistic programming. Alexander is known as a pioneer of remote viewing and directed energy weapons within the military, culminating in his portrayal by George Clooney in the film based on the book The Men Who Stare at Goats.
A New History
The next obvious step was to peruse the internet for any additional information on Alexander's involvement with NLP, and it turns out he gave an interview on this exact topic only a month ago.
He suggests NLP was harnessed to successfully plant false memories in an agent who had been captured by the enemy which lead to symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
What we were able to do, and chose to, is to take him and say, "Okay, we're going to change your history." We used a voice stress analyzer. We were able to get him to the point where he could describe what happened that day, and getting captured was not one of them.
The point here is that being kidnapped and set up for assassination is very emotionally intense. To be able to take that as if it hadn't happened is kind of an extreme example of the kinds of things that are possible.
The interviewer asks if the agent was able to still feel emotion about the situation, or if the experience was "completely wiped from the hard drive."
There's a difference between emotional and cognitive. His cognitive recollection he knew that that had happened…Now what we did, it's a very sophisticated technique that we used in opening up and changing that history. You had to give him a new history of things, so he could account for what had happened during the period where he had been abducted, and be able to do it in a very convincing way.
You can't just go take a chunk, and here's a new chunk. You've got to build these things together so there's a before, during, and after. These have got to be seamlessly welded together so you can account for the entire period, and doing it without the emotional attachment that you would have during a traumatic event. Hence, this is why I'm saying that this may have applicability in PTSD.
The interviewer then asks how long this process took for the captured agent to have a completely new history integrated into his memory.
Amazingly, Alexander says it only required "maybe an hour."
NLP's potential applications when it comes to the treatment of PTSD sound promising, but there may be a reason why this hasn't been widely accepted as a legitimate area of study.
Altering someone's memory can induce trauma as well.
Another one, we put on a UFO, and he was able to report like he had been abducted in this case where he had not been. UFO sightings were popular at the time, particularly abductions. So that was one, where again, changing history could cause a new scenario and be able to describe the situation as if it were real.
It would be wise to suggest that the reader take Alexander's comments with a huge grain of salt. But the truth is that psychotronics — now potentially integrated with NLP — were being studied by the US government for decades.
The question now becomes one of practicality.
What specific methods were used to insert these fictitious memories?
Also recall that in Eric Davis's paper, he referenced "advanced influence technologies to model excellence in human behavior."
Can these same technologies, somehow harnessing aspects of NLP, be used to gain the subject's unwavering acceptance of this newly invented history?
The Most Effective Portal
To review an important point, recall that neuro-linguistic programming is based on the subjective experience of an individual and targets the senses that are most receptive to suggestibility. In a musician, an auditory stimulus may work best. In an artist, a visual cue may be your best shot at influence. And so on.
Stanford pathologist Dr. Garry Nolan postulated a very similar dynamic regarding the phenomenon in an interview last year with Lex Fridman. Along with describing the different stimuli individuals may be more receptive to, he tied in the possibility of emulating this sensory manipulation with technology.
I have quoted this interview in a previous article, but I believe it encapsulates the argument for our hypothesized NLP technology most effectively.
Let’s take the ants again as an example. Let’s say that you wanted to make ants practical, you wanted to use them for something. You wanted to use them as a form of biological robot. Now, DARPA and other people have been trying to use insects to turn them into biological robots. But if you wanted to, you would have to interact with their sense of smell, right? Their pheromone system that they use to interact with each other.
So you would either create those molecules to talk to them — I’m not saying talk to them as if they’re intelligent, but talk to them to manipulate them in ways that you want — or if you were advanced enough, you would use some sort of electromagnetic, or other means, to stimulate their neurons in ways that would accomplish the same goal as the pheromones. But by doing it in a sort of telefactoring way.
So let’s say you wanted to telefactor with humans. You would interact with them, and again this is a technology that you could imagine possible, you could telefactor information into the sensory system of a human. But then each human is a little bit different, so either you know enough about them to tailor it to the individual, or you just basically take advantage of whatever sensory net that that individual has.
So if you happen to be good at sound, or you happen to be a very visually inclined individual, then maybe the sensory information that you get that’s most effective in terms of transmitting information would come through that portal.
Dr. Nolan's references to specific avenues of stimuli depending on the recipient of the sensory manipulation signal echo the method of NLP almost exactly.
This is all the result of an effort to force another organism to act in ways that are desirable to the manipulator. The potential use of the electromagnetic spectrum to induce these kinds of experiences suggests some kind of device exists in the world of black projects that is capable of doing so.
Dr. Nolan’s mention of DARPA, along with the previous admissions of Alexander regarding the military use of NLP, raises another thorny yet necessary question.
Are there any programs funded by taxpayer money currently underway that are researching such concerning and ethically dubious technologies?
Comments from knowledgeable academics, along with recent government documents, appear to answer that question with a resounding yes.
Psychic Manipulation and Remote Paralysis
The now-defunct Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) is mostly known for its study of the UFO phenomenon. However, a widely circulated presentation slide from a briefing provided to senior Pentagon officials before 2017 contains some rather eyebrow-raising terminology relevant to our current conversation.
The first threat listed on the slide is, appropriately, psychotronic weapons. Another item of note is the somewhat disturbing phrase “Alteration/Manipulation of biological organisms.”
Although it is unclear whether these two are related, it would make sense that all of the so-called phenomena appearing on this slide have something to do with similar technology.
The fact remains, however, that this briefing appears to be fairly recent in comparison to Alexander’s previous comments. The presentation also admits that “DoD has been involved in similar experiments in the past.”
While the timeline of these programs and how they may have morphed within the past decade or so remain elusive, we do have some hints from long-time UFO researcher, astronomer, and venture capitalist Jacques Vallée.
At the Archives of the Impossible conference last year, Vallée gave a talk on his donation of all his research to the archives at Rice University. He expectedly addressed the UFO issue and the countless mysteries surrounding it, but this time his words suggested there was more to the coverup than just the classification of aircraft within black government projects and the potential for extraterrestrial life.
Listening to him speak, one may come to suspect there is a much darker aspect to the study of this phenomenon as it relates to compartmentalized programs within the military and intelligence communities.
Anyone going through the Rice archives in search of information about UFOs should, in my estimation, keep in mind that any cases dated after 1975 -- and certainly after 1985 -- must first be analyzed as potential fakes. Not necessarily hoaxes, mind you, but products of classified projects, of which there were hundreds, that played on human expectations of things in the sky in order to hide or simply disguise new experiments with secret platforms.
This is true for aircraft prototypes, whose capabilities, shapes, and material composition which must legitimately remain secret. But it also applies to biological experiments, tests of remote paralysis, special drugs, and psychic manipulation in projects reminiscent of the old MKULTRA. In such an environment, some cancelled projects never really die.
This is obviously a challenge to researchers like me, like us, and to any ufologist. It is even more of a challenge for researchers from the military and the intelligence community, because in spite of their special status, even they may not have the right clearance or access to the right dataset in the programs whose acronyms they don't even know.
His references to “psychic manipulation” and “remote paralysis” are obviously alarming, but the fact that he relates these kinds of covert psychotronic methods to covert intelligence and military programs is my biggest takeaway.
Are some of these fake “UFO sightings” Vallée is referencing actually false memories implanted via the neuro-linguistic programming techniques John Alexander has admitted to using in the past?
It’s hard to deny the correlation here, and there might be some uncomfortable revelations ahead if and when Congress finally gets to the bottom of the UAP issue.
Questions of Control
So now we have to ask…
Is the real definition of "telefactoring" actually the result of neuro-linguistic programming via directed energy weapons?
Are these the technologies referenced in Eric Davis's paper?
Were similar technologies used by the military to successfully implant false memories in the past?
Does the military still have ongoing programs researching these methods?
Are some UFO sightings or alien abductions the result of “Psychic manipulation” or “remote paralysis?”
Does the UFO phenomenon employ any similar tactics to influence geopolitics for its own benefit?
Is this what Sean Cahill is talking about when he states there are "aspects of control around this subject that are frightening?"
Considering all of these individuals I’ve quoted in this article are also deeply involved in the study of the UFO phenomenon, one last question remains.
Did this technology originate from an off-world machine, and is the intelligence behind that original technology still using it today?
If these are the questions Congress will eventually have to address -- and somehow create policies for -- our institutions are going to need to adapt in unprecedented ways.
It is rather ironic that previous members of Congress have actually been successfully trained in the discipline of neuro-linguistic programming.
Our current elected representatives may also be needing a crash course on NLP in the very near future.
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