Once again a seeker of the truth, involving the UFO/abduction phenomenon, is being persecuted for coming forward with his findings. Dr. Michael Salla, Ph.D. of American University in Washington DC is being censured and threatened with possible dismissal from his position as “researcher-in-residence” with the institution as a result of his scholarly investigations into the possibility of an alien presence in our world.
Dr. Salla has been investigating the UFO phenomenon for years, in his own time, and has written a book entitled “Exopolitics: Political Implications of the Extraterrestrial Presence.” At his website, http://www.exopolitics.org/, Dr. Salla discusses the various species of alien beings that have allegedly visited Earth and their agendas, as well as exopolitics in general. He was also interviewed by the Washington post regarding the alleged meeting between President Eisenhower and an ET in 1954. The article appeared in the Post on February 19, 2004 and may be read online at http://www.exopolitics.org/Wash-Post-Ike%20and%20ETs.htm .
The following outlines Dr. Salla’s credentials:
Dr. Michael E. Salla, is a pioneer in the development of exopolitics, the scholarly study of the political implications of the extraterrestrial presence that is not acknowledged to the general public, elected officials or the mass media. His interest in exopolitics evolved out of his investigation of the sources of international conflict and its relationship with the undisclosed extraterrestrial presence. He cites evidence of as many as sixteen different extraterrestrial races currently interacting with humanity in a variety of ways, with a number of other races simply monitoring the Earth. He is the author of Exopolitics: Political Implications of the Extraterrestrial Presence (Dandelion Books, 2004).
Dr. Salla is an internationally recognized scholar in international politics, conflict resolution and US foreign policy, and is the author/editor of an additional four books including The Hero's Journey Toward a Second American Century (Greenwood Press, 2002); Essays on Peace (Central Queensland University Press, 1995); Why the Cold War Ended (Greenwood Press, 1995); and Islamic Radicalism, Muslim Nations and the West (1993). He has also authored more than seventy articles, chapters, and book reviews on peace, ethnic conflict and conflict resolution.
Dr. Salla has held academic appointments in the School of International Service, American University, Washington DC (1996-2001), and the Department of Political Science, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia (1994-96). Dr. Salla taught as an adjunct faculty member in the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington D.C., in 2002, and he is currently a Researcher in Residence in the Center for Global Peace, American University (2001-2004). He has a Ph.D. in Government from the University of Queensland, Australia, and an MA in Philosophy from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He has conducted research and fieldwork in the ethnic conflicts in East Timor, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Sri Lanka, and organized peacemaking initiatives involving mid to high-level participants from these conflicts.
Harvard University Psychiatrist, Dr. John Mack, faced similar persecution a few years ago when he published his book on alleged alien abduction cases. Dr. Mack was a skeptic who dared to look at the evidence and, as a direct result, became a believer. To date, Dr. Mack still enjoys his position at Harvard.
In 1992, MIT opened its hallowed halls to the “Abduction Study Conference” that lasted for four days. The amount of evidence gathered by researchers filled a manual of more than 700 pages. As one reporter observed, “MIT does not study something that does not exist.”
Dr. J. Allen Hynek was chosen to head Project Bluebook in the 1960s because of his staunch refusal to accept the possibility that we were not alone in the universe. As a result of his position, he was forced to examine the evidence. After doing so, he realized that a real phenomenon existed that could not be explained away by conventional wisdom. When he refused to follow party lines, he was removed from his position and spent the rest of his life attempting to reveal the truth to the world.
In the 1950s and 60s, proponents of the UFO phenomenon were few and far between. They were the “nuts and crackers” of society. Today, as the Gallop and Roper polls consistently demonstrate, 60% of Americans believe that this little island in the vast sea of space has indeed been visited by more advanced beings from elsewhere in the cosmos. Likewise, 90% of Americans believe that the government knows more about the phenomenon than they are willing allow in the public forum. As much as this fact threatens mankind's illusion of universal human supremacy, such is the case.
In 1999 the “COMETA Report” was published in France entitled, UFOs and Defense: What must we be prepared for? ("Les Ovni Et La Defense: A quoi doit-on se préparer?"). This ninety page report is the result of an in-depth study of UFOs, covering many aspects of the subject, especially questions of national defense. The study was carried out over several years by an independent group of former "auditors" at the Institute of Advanced Studies for National Defense (IHEDN) and by qualified experts from various fields. Before its public release, it had been sent to French President Jacques Chirac and to Prime Minister Lionel Jospin.
They concluded that at least five percent of reported cases defied a prosaic explanation. After citing several of these cases and the method of their investigation, the committee concluded that the phenomenon is “real and not imaginary and that they were most likely of extraterrestrial origin.” In addition, the COMETA report criticizes the United States for what it calls ''an impressive repressive arsenal'' on the subject. It accuses the U.S. of having implemented a disinformation and restrictive military regulation policy that prohibits public disclosure of UFO sightings.
More recently, a spokesman for the Mexican Defense Department confirmed that, on March 5, 2004, 11 unidentified flying objects were filmed by infrared cameras and detected on radar in the skies over southern Campeche state in Mexico. Such an admissions by any country's military is unprecedented.
Presidents Nixon, Carter and Reagan have reported their own personal UFO sightings. President Reagan had sightings on more than one occasion and publicly inferred to their existence on five separate occasions.
The Disclosure Project, a group of 500 high ranking military, government and corporate officials, are now coming forward with insider information to expose the truth embargo on the phenomenon by admitting to their role in covert operations involving UFOs and their occupants and seeking open Congressional hearings where they are prepared to testify, under oath, and present unimpeachable evidence to confirm their claims.
The list of evidence in support of the UFO reality is relentless and impressive – providing one takes the time to examine it and let the data speak for itself. As evidenced in the days of Copernicus and Galileo, the intimidation of truth seekers and the censorship of their work is not only foolhardy, it is the ultimate form of counterproductively. Besides that, it is just not the American way! This is why some Collages and Universities throughout America include “UFOlogy” courses in their curriculum.
Dr. Salla is a man of impeccable credentials whose loss would be sorely felt by the University and the world. His employment may be terminated but his work in this field will not be abated nor stifled. The truth ultimately comes to light. The purpose of an institution of higher learning is not only to expound upon yesterday's assumptions but also to explore the possibilities of tomorrow's truths . . .regardless of their controversial nature.
If the reader agrees that science should be allowed to evolve by embracing all theories without prejudice, I would urge you to write or email the principles bellow and “respectfully” urge them to reconsider their position in the matter of Dr. Salla.
Prof Benjamin Ladner
President, American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington DC 20016
Phone: 202 885 2121
Prof Abdul Aziz Said
Director, Center for Global Peace
3201 New Mexico Ave., NW, Suite 350
Washington DC 20016
Phone: 202 885 1632
Prof Ivy Broder
Dean of Academic Affairs
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington DC 20016
Ph: 202 885 2125
Dr Michael E. Salla can be reached at:
David E. Twichell