Extraterrestrial life: White House claim that it has no proof clearly false, says Jeff Peckman

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Jeff Peckman.
As conspiracy theorists wonder if the federal government is being forthright about today's nationwide Emergency Alert System test, the White House is under fire from UFOlogists after formally declaring that it possesses no evidence of extraterrestrial life. Jeff Peckman, the man behind Initiative 300, which would have established an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission in Denver, thinks the feds are hiding something. Make that a lot of somethings.

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Artwork used to promote Peckman's Initiative 300.
As we've reported, the Barack Obama administration created a program called We the People, which promises an official review and response to any petition posted on a designated website that reaches a predetermined threshold (initially 5,000 signatures, later bumped up to 25,000) within a prescribed period.

A flood of petitions followed -- among them at least two related to extraterrestrial life. One asking the White House to "immediately disclose the government's knowledge of and communications with extraterrestrial beings," has garnered 5,387 signatures at this writing. The other, asking the president to "formally acknowledge an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race," was even more popular, passing the 12,000 signature point.

Peckman encouraged Obama to address the ET question during his late October appearance in Denver, but that didn't happen. Instead, the task fell to Phil Larson, who "works on space policy and communications at the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy," according to a document affixed to the petitions this week. In the response, on view in its entirety below, Larson writes:

The U.S. government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race. In addition, there is no credible information to suggest that any evidence is being hidden from the public's eye.

This statement strikes Peckman as disappointing. In his view, "It doesn't seem to be a smart move for them to take that position in light of an overwhelming amount of compelling evidence to the contrary. I think that either this man, Phil Larson, who seems to be a low-level staffer, is deliberately lying, or he's so grossly ignorant of evidence from around the world, from high-level military officers and pilots and government contractors and ordinary citizens, that he's simply not qualified to issue a statement about this issue on behalf of the White House."

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Peckman on the campaign trail.
Still, Peckman sees the government's actions as positive in at least one respect: "Now that this is on the record, they're going to have to work hard to defend themselves against criticism by eyewitnesses to the fact of an extraterrestrial presence.

"There's no doubt that the government has been covering up these facts, and that the news media has been involved in this. It all started with the Robertson panel back in the mid-'50s... and since then, the government has been trying to keep this a secret for many reasons. There are elements of protecting the fossil-fuel industry and trying to keep things under control. And how do you do that if you acknowledge that there are more advanced extraterrestrial civilizations -- maybe more than one -- that have an influence on our planet? Clearly, the White House is not willing to be honest and open with the public about this yet."

As for Peckman, he says he's taken a step back from his UFO work to devote himself to "promoting clean energy technologies and different sustainable practices, and getting those clean energy technologies into the market." But he's confident there are plenty of other experts capable of continuing what he sees as a good fight.

"Now that the White House has offered an official response and made false statements, that opens up a can of worms for them," he allows. "And that's a good thing."

Page down to read the full White House response.


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Richard N.
Richard N.

Corruption at the Very Top!

Mr. Peckman is correct. Hundreds of official documents and hundreds of official witnessesconfirm UFOs and the extraterrestrial beings that have designed and operatethem not only exist but represent free energy and other highly advancedtechnologies known to, and sequestered by ,our government.

Personally I’m sick and tired of the lies of the unscrupulousbehavior of individuals such as Mr. Obama that represent their own economic and powerinterests above the public's welfare on the biggest of issues. Especially matters of this magnitude that would resolve the majority ofUS and the world's problems that would clearly benefit the entire global population.  It’s even sadder the media continues topermit this behavior without doing any investigation, research or meaningful coverage whatsoever.

What has happened to the integrity of what used to be ourofficial representatives and public watchdogs?

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Larry W. Bryant
Larry W. Bryant

== Will the White House Become the Last Federal Agency to Know What our Government Really Knows about UFO-E.T. Reality? ==

If the White(wash) House had any imagination/foresight at all, it would appoint Peckman as a consultant for the Propagation of UFO-E.T. Truth.

Alas, we realize that such proactive policymaking would be too taboo a move on the part of a presidency whose job description remains encumbered by numerous missed opportunities on various levels of sociopolitical responsiveness. -- Larry W. Bryant (10 Nov 11)

Donkey Hotay
Donkey Hotay

"Space is so ridiculously huge that there is absolutely no realistic way that anyone could ever travel to anywhere even remotely interesting in the lifespan of most major civilizations"

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmw...

Donkey Hotay
Donkey Hotay

"UFOologists" = nuttier than $cientologists

Jeff
Jeff

Consider this:"PHILLIP LARSON is a Research Assistant at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Previously Mr. Larson interned at the Department of Commerce's Office of Space Commercialization and briefly worked space issues on Capitol Hill. In 2006, he participated in the Mars Society's Mars Desert Research Station as part of NASA's Spaceward Bound program. Mr. Larson received his B.S. in Aerospace Studies in 2007 from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, and after graduating spent time in Jacksonville working for a defense contractor." - George Washington University Space Policy Institute.

Rjmail is free to hope that the American public accepts the unscientific political opinion of a low-level research assistant with a bachelors degree, over the eyewitness and expert witness testimony of hundreds of high-ranking military officers, astronauts, pilots, physicists and other scientists with PhDs from prestigious universities throughout the world, and lab analysts who have verified the extraterrestrial origin of advanced technology left on Earth by extraterrestrial visitors.

But for the record, there were no "new facts" in the statement by Phillip Larson -- just the same old denial of facts that has been going on since the 1940's which was more formalized by the Robertson panel in the 1950's.

And precisely what were the scientific facts that compelled Larson to state, "The fact is we have no credible evidence of extraterrestrial presence here on Earth."? His only references were to SETI and NASA, both of which depend on perpetuating of the myth of no extraterrestrial presence, in order to keep funding flowing year to year. It is not science that is behind the denial by the White House, it is politics during an election year and the ignoring scientific fact.

An honest response by the White House would have included an invitation to hear testimony under oath and review credible evidence in public from those on both sides of the issue. Larson does not speak for all of science or for all scientists in making his over-generalized statements.  

Rjmail
Rjmail

The Ufo people asked for the truth from the government.  They don't want the truth: they want "their" truth.  Many of these people say what they know is confirmed by science.  The difference between them and science, is that science can change its mind based on new facts.    The people just got some new facts, and will not change their mind.   So what they know is not based on science: it is just a belief system or cult.

Allamony
Allamony

Almost all "Flying Saucers" like the one pictured above are Nazi war plane prototypes like the one that crashed in Roswell.

Look up the Horten Ho 229 for instance.

So really until the non-government crowd accepts that they are going to be completely lost. 

I'm not saying she is right, by any means, but Annie Jacobson poses a theory on Roswell involving the Horten brothers that at the very least raises a lot of appropriate questions about our modern day perceptions of "little green men" and "flying saucers."

What happened at Roswell was heavily witnessed by the way. 

Harley
Harley

are you living in a world 200 years ago? do you have a cellphone? oh at least you have a computer right? it's 200 years of technology gap there, oh by the way, 200 years ago, newton was the only physics law, what about now? can you name a few? oh by the way, if 200 years gap is that much, just imagine what is going to happen for a 1000 years gap? oh, and the possibility that any extraterrestrial life would easily be millions of years ahead of us?

Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts

Strong take, Rjmail. We're going to make it an upcoming Comment of the Day. Congrats.

Donkey Hotay
Donkey Hotay

Here's a Clue for you --

The immutable laws of physics were the same 200 years ago as they will be 200 years in the future...or 1000 years ago or 1000 years in the future ...

The extreme vastness and emptiness of space make it IMPOSSIBLE for interstellar travel to even the nearest hypothesized exo-planets, much less inter-galactic travel, even using the time spans of the entire human race.

And the odds that any life -- much less intelligent life -- would exist anywhere "nearby" in astrophysical terms are about zero. The odds that intelligent life would exist "nearby" in TIME -- given the 13 BILLION year age of the universe are in fact zero.

Stick with Science FICTION if you want to entertain such fantasies.

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