How will mankind react when aliens visiting Earth are publicly acknowledged?
This is the second book by author David E. Twichell who explores worldwide reaction to the discovery and eventual acceptance of life in space and its impact on our modern world. Like many abductees, Twichell steps back and analyzes the impact such revelations could bring to the world.
How will humankind react when full disclosure of the alien presence in our world is finally released? Why has official secrecy been perpetuated for so many years? Is the UFO phenomenon a modern myth or has it always been with us? What are the credentials of those who insist we are not alone in the universe?
These and many other provocative questions are addressed in The Global Implications of the UFO Reality. The lesson was well learned from The War of the Worlds radio
broadcast when the public experienced firsthand the possibility of being attacked by unknown civilizations from another planet. After the military observed the public panic that ensued, policies were created to mask the truth from the public.
Meanwhile, the Air Force built a facade in the guise of an honest effort to get to the bottom of this new flying saucer craze, while cautioning the public to use logic and common sense while denying everything.
A 1960 report by the Brookings Institute, "Proposed Studies on the Implications of Peaceful Space Activities for Human Affairs" was presented to the 82nd Congress on April 18, 1961. The report concluded that profound negative social consequences would result if extraterrestrial contact were confirmed.
Likewise, an internal RAND document from 1968 predicted similar results. Worldwide panic was at the top of both of their lists. With these assumptions in place, it would seem that the powers-that-be had their answer and no further confirmation was necessary. Their deny and ridicule policy remained in place.