Since May 10 when Richard talked about NEED-TO-KNOW: The UFO Disclosure Song during his speech at the National Press Club for the X-Conference, the hits just keep coming.
Fans of the song have "cloned" it on YouTube and spread it around, including on hundreds of their own sites. We figure if you count up all those YouTube versions, plus the ones spreading around on Facebook, plus the ones that came in on the UFO Disclosure Song website, it's probably over 10,000 views in two weeks total. That's for this version, the earlier one got pulled down and replaced.
In any case, here is the latest "non-cloned" version, straight from Bryce's computer, with the alternate "Universe" photo ending that people seem to like. If you haven't already seen it, rather than end with UFO photos, it ends with images from Hubble that really do make the case visually that we're probably not alone, no matter what your thinking is on UFOs. Immediately below it is the same version, but with the "captioned lyrics" in case you want to see exactly what the words are as they're being sung.
NOTE: This original post announced a September 23/24 publication date. As it turns out, printing issues dictate a revised date of October 11. Pre-orders will begin on September 5 at Keyhole Publishing.
September 23, 1947 is the day a top U.S. General said, in writing, that UFOs were real. A day later, on September 24, 1947, a U.S. President may have officially established, in writing, the highly classified group that kept it all secret for over six decades so far.
We're Richard M. Dolan and Bryce Zabel -- the book's co-authors. We believe this non-fiction book represents the first extensive, nuts-and-bolts look into what our world will be like after the disclosure of ET reality.
The 1947 anniversary dates mark the year that UFOs first exploded into public consciousness as "flying saucers." It was a time of escalating tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union. July of that year was the also the time that the National Security Act was passed. In one fell swoop, the U.S. government created the CIA, the National Security Council, an independent Air Force, and the Department of Defense. It was the single most important Act in U.S. history toward the expansion of government power and secrecy.
Of course, 1947 was also the year of Roswell. Indeed, the crash of one or more UFOs near Roswell, New Mexico, took place just a few weeks before the passage of the National Security Act.
Richard Dolan -- co-author of A.D. After Disclosure -- is on the cover of this month's UFO Magazine and the title of the article is "Dolan Delivers." They're only talking about his first two books, UFO's and the National Security State so there's still plenty waiting to be delivered...
It's issue #153, shipping today, arriving in mailboxes throughout the country over the next few days. Subscribe to UFO Magazine here and read it for yourself.
Richard spoke -- just two blocks away from the White House -- on May 10, 2010 as part of the X-Conference held in Washington, D.C. Previously, we had some poor quality video up from a camera shooting a TV monitor. But this is the good stuff and we've put some Easter eggs in there for you to look for, too.
Feel free to embed this in your own blogs. It's also up on our Facebook page.
Ask people what they think about UFOs, and you’re sure to get opinions ranging through all extremes and nuances. Some are so embarrassed by the topic that they simply refuse to consider any evidence whatsoever, like the Pope refusing to look through Galileo’s telescope. Others claim not only to be certain that aliens are here, but to have exact, insider knowledge of what it’s all about. Between these extremes are endless variations.
It’s the same with how we approach the subject. Some people read UFO books for fun, like a mystery novel or scary story. Others are more interested in scientific evidence, such as analysis of photographs, videos, or material samples. Still others prefer more hypothetical roads, like theories about the likelihood of life elsewhere in the universe, or how an advanced propulsion system might work. There are a host of specialized studies, too, ranging from abductions, to crop circles, to animal mutilations, and more. Or, you may focus on the believers and witnesses themselves by studying UFOs as an element of popular culture, or from a psycho-social perspective.
Another approach is historical. There are, after all, government UFO documents that anyone can read. What do they say? Can these documents tell us whether the government or military have ever been interested in this phenomenon? If so, why?
Granted, this approach might not be of the same value as subjecting a piece of flying saucer to laboratory tests. But it would certainly be important if the government had documents showing that UFOs are truly something extraordinary, and even possibly alien. Especially after telling the public the opposite for years. Since belief in UFOs is a near-professional suicide in most respected circles, what would it mean if we discovered that, within the classified world, people have taken it seriously for years?
It just so happens that they have. They do.
For many years, it was hard to obtain declassified government documents about UFOs. During the 1950s and 1960s, a few documents wended their way to the rest of the world, but this was rare. Then, in 1974, the U.S. government amended the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The result was a veritable golden age of document releases that lasted roughly until a 1982 Executive Order from President Reagan. While UFO documents continue to be released, a repeat of the Great Flood of the seventies appears unlikely.
60 years ago, on May 11, something extraordinary happened just ten miles outside the otherwise ordinary town of McMinnville, Oregon. A couple of down-to-Earth farmers — Paul and Evelyn Trent — took two photos of something out-of-this-world. Those images turned out to be probably the most famous and hotly debated UFO photos ever taken, and certainly the ones that many experts have concluded have the highest likelihood of being authentic.
The nearness of the object and the fact that it was the first to be captured so clearly on film makes the case stand out even now. At the time, the pictures surpassed in quality and credibility anything taken in the first three years of the country's growing awareness of "flying saucers" (1947-1950).
This case resonates with me because 1950 was the year my family moved to Oregon. When the photos were taken by the Trents, the Zabels lived 51 miles away on the Oregon coast in a little town called Nelscott, now part of Lincoln City. Although I hadn't been born yet, I do remember later as a kid seeing the photos for the first time and thinking how incredible it was that they'd been taken so close to our part of the world.
To commemorate this 60th anniversary, we have created the magazine cover the case deserves but will never get.
What you're looking at to the right is not a real Time magazine, of course, because "real" journalists don't cover UFOs. They don't believe in them.
Try clicking on the image to blow it up to full-size. Then you can really appreciate what a radical act it would be for a major news magazine to put something like this on their cover.
And yet that should not be the case. Ask yourself: Why is it that a phenomenon that is this enduring — with thousands of excellent cases, radar confirmations, Air Force chases, pilot encounters, police reports, photographs, physical traces, etc. — can't be treated as something worthy of our attention and investigation? Read Richard Dolan's other post on this site about the Twelve Documents That Take UFOs Seriously. How many establishment journalists are even aware of them?
The fact that the mainstream media has completely shirked its responsibilities over the years on this issue is appalling. It is, quite simply, the Greatest Story Never Told.
Before this turns into a rant on media responsibility, something we will address in detail in our upcoming book, let's give this moment over to the famous Trent photos. Remember that by clicking on the photos that follow you can see them in a larger size than they first appear on this site.
In just over a month, the A.D. After Disclosure page on Facebook has gone from 0 members to nearly 1200. If you already a part of that on-going discussion, we thank you for joining us. If you're not yet a member, we invite you to drop by our Facebook page and check us out.
If you are new, we're Richard Dolan (author of UFOs and the National Security State) and Bryce Zabel (creator of Dark Skies). We met professionally when Bryce's company -- Stellar Productions -- optioned Richard's outstanding first two volumes of his UFO trilogy as the basis of a television series. While that is still the plan, we realized we shared a mutual vision about the post-Disclosure world and we've thrown all our efforts into this coming book first.
A.D. After Disclosure: The People's Guide to Life After Contact will be published by Keyhole Publishing on September 23, 2010. There are 10,000 books already out that try to prove UFOs are real. This is not one of them.
This book is about what happens after the powers-that-be finally admit that Earth has been visited by a non-human intelligence. This is our springboard to talk about what this means to the economy, military, culture, religion, science, education, government, media, etc.
This site that you're on now, AfterDisclosure.com, is the place where we've posted extended essays and other content in anticipation of the book's release. This is the one that we, as authors, maintain the most control over.
If you join our Facebook page, however, that's where you'll find like-minded people discussing this topic, links to this site and other places of interest, and discussion groups. You can click on the image in the right-hand sidebar and it'll take you right there.
We have one favor to ask. If you support what we're doing -- agitating in the cause of Disclosure -- will you please go the Facebook page and "like" it on the button at the top. As we say, in today's hit-driven social media world that single act increases the strength of our voice... and yours. Political activism is an important act in creating the change we all seek in openness on this topic will ever come about.
And, of course, we encourage you to explore this site, too. There's lots of content you can't get anywhere else -- everything from personal essays, to polls, and even Disclosure Comix. For starters, though, you may want to watch this trailer made from top quality Hubble images and the instrumental track to Need-to-Know: The UFO Disclosure Song, available for 99 cents in 256kbps quality, words and all, on iTunes.
It'll give you something to listen to while you talk to others on the Facebook page. :-)