Seventeen years ago, when thousands of people reported seeing strange lights in the sky spanning the size of a football field over Phoenix, Ariz., the U.S. Air Force concluded the lights were from A-10 aircraft dropping flares over a military bombing range. Some however, didn’t buy it.
• What: The Presence of Extraterrestrial Life: We Are Not Alone
• When: Wednesday,
June 4, at 6:30 p.m.
• Where: Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Ave., Delmar
• How much: Free
Albany therapists Marilyn Gewacke and Diane Saunders, are among that group, and they are ready to present their findings about the presence of unidentified flying objects and about some of the sightings in the Albany area. Their free talk will take place at the Bethlehem Library on Wednesday, June 4.
It was with some skepticism that Gewacke and Saunders went on their first expedition in search of extraterrestrial beings in the Outer Banks of North Carolina five years ago, but it didn’t take much to change their minds.
“It was absolutely amazing. We were blown away,” Gewacke said. “We learned how to use the CE-5 protocols to make conscious contact with extraterrestrials and had the opportunity to see many craft.”
Both women left that day believers.
The expedition was part of the Disclosure Project by Ufologist Steven Greer. A medical doctor, Greer began the research project to disclose the facts about UFOs, extraterrestrial intelligence and classified advanced energy and propulsion systems.
“We began to work with Steven Greer in 2009, and that’s when we began to find out about the wealth of info about the disclosure,” Gewacke said. “We have learned info from him about the truth of this phenomenon and how is it going it change.”
Greer believes extraterrestrial civilizations are on Earth to help advance civilization, but the government has covered it up out of a fear of unwanted technological advances.
“As with all transitions, this can create fear and confusion, and so we in the disclosure movement hope to dispel this fear by presenting both an understanding of the historical cover up of this, especially in the ’40s and ’50s, and the truth about contact and the resulting knowledge,” Gewacke said.
The women have continued to go on the expeditions and eventually established a contact group in the Albany area.
“People come from all around the Northeast, including people from all walks of life — lawyers, scientists, doctors, farmers, policemen, firemen, nurses and many others ranging in age from 18 to 80,” Gewacke said. “We meet monthly and go out at night, often in an open field in the country away from light pollution and do our protocols.”
Gewacke said she and Saunders will talk more about the protocols used at the expeditions at the library.
“This has been most life changing for both Diane and I and everyone in our group. There are many such contact groups throughout the world now,” she said.
James Landoli, a group member from Westchester, said working with the group has been a transformative experience.
“Being involved in the contact, not speculatively but first hand, has given me such a greater view of the universe and has made me have to rethink what I think is possible,” he said. “It has shown me that there is so much more to everything we think we know, and it’s absolutely wonderful.”
Gewacke and Saunders will discuss and share their personal experiences with the Disclosure Movement and extraterrestrial life at the talk titled, “The Presence of Extraterrestrial Life: We are Not Alone.”
“We are going to be talking about the Disclosure Movement, which is, in my mind, the most important historical movement ever on Earth,” Gewacke said.
Gewacke said the movement involves three parts. First, that there is extraterrestrial life in the universe. Second, that there has been a lot of technology that is a result of crafts that have crashed here on Earth, including fiber optics and microchips, and lastly, how to make conscious contact with extraterrestrials.
“We will talk about the details of our expeditions. We have laser lights that go 200 miles up, tones that we play, and we have conscious contact protocols using the ability to be in higher consciousness to make contact,” she said.
Gewacke said crafts of all shapes and sizes have been very close to the group.
“Some are triangular shape, some are cigar-shaped and some just a golden white … as close as 1,000 feet,” she said.
Gewacke adds that it’s normal to be somewhat skeptical or afraid at first, but after witnessing an expedition, people often realize there is nothing to be afraid of.
“It would be a little foolish not to be scared. When we first went out, we were a lot more afraid, but our protocol is realizing we don’t have to be afraid and nothing bad has ever happened. After a while, you realize there is nothing to be afraid of, which is why we are doing the library talk,” she said.
She adds that, “unlike in Hollywood, we feel that most ETs visiting us are here to help us, to give us hope that we as a human race can get beyond resolving conflicts through violence. A lot of these civilizations have gone through that and made it.”
The Bethlehem Library discussion is the third talk the women have done in the area. They find the most common questions they get are about why they believe the sightings have been kept secret and why the crafts don’t land in front of everyone.
Gewacke said these and many other questions will be answered at the talk.
“We will also talk about the involvement of presidents and knowing about the cover up,” Saunders said.
Gewacke said their hope for the talks is to inform and educate the public about extraterrestrial presence and the technology that has resulted.
“We just want to be helpful and will let people come to their own conclusions,” she said.
The talk will take place on Wednesday, June 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Ave., Delmar.