An ET Cover-up and its Mistaken Identity
by Randy Koppang
Occasionally, to ensure that progress be pursued, our conventional
wisdom must be transcended. In this article we redress the perceived
cover-up of ET/UFO evidence. A model for reconsidering the cover-up was
originally prescribed to the UFO community by Col. Philip J. Corso in The Day After Roswell
Coincidentally, 1997–2007 saw crucial refinements in popular
awareness of the ET presence. We may now be prepared to understand the
implications of Corso’s book.
Those advocates embracing the ET/UFO mystery must perennially
reconcile a paradox regarding what ufologists call the ET cover-up,
commonly (though incorrectly) perceived as a public policy issue. This
issue invokes a paradox because over the years the evidence for an ET
presence has not grown more restricted in understanding; nor has public
knowledge been diminished. Rather, the ET issue has only grown more
accessible and comprehensive; more detailed and encyclopedic; more
nuanced and more historic.
Perceptually, the issue has become more
credible to vast audiences as media popularizes new correlations
supporting it via radio, cable TV, internet-radio and print. Accurately
defining this cover-up is at issue.
There are not new facts contradicting the growing ET data; only
intellectual stasis by skeptical rationalists who self-impose limits on
our rapidly expanding cosmology. There is something about the
ET presence being covered up. The question is how best to disclose to
humanity ET facts of such epic proportions; i.e. how to inform those who
have no experience with which to relate to ET facts.
If you knew all the ET facts, and could officially make them all
public, would you care if these facts might disrupt or erode the
traditional worldviews or identities of certain populations on Earth?
Hearing a public leader pronounce these ET facts is called “Official
Disclosure.” Why has this not occurred?
Sixty Years of Media Exposure
As content for media, ET evidence is ever popular; witness the
proliferation of better-produced cable channel TV documentaries on ET
incidents. Thus, the media paradoxically covers the cover-up. This is an
“Unofficial Disclosure” mediated or “limited” (camouflaged) by media.
Societal awareness is being
heightened about this perpetually hidden
issue; so, something is covered up; but by whom exactly? Today, this is the ultimate issue in UFO studies.
Thanks to popular media, scenarios regarding crashed flying saucers
(Roswell, Aztec, etc.) are now common knowledge. The ET research field
has gained iconic status through the publicity of data supporting the
crashed saucers of 1947. From a vantage of authorial credibility about
this, we advise reading Corso’s The Day After Roswell. The year
2007 signifies a threshold of maturity for ufology: sixty years of
continuous, consistent discovery since 1947 has escalated our
discernment about global ET accounts.
Col. Corso’s account explains his involvement with retrieved ET
“artifacts.” Corso devotes chapters 5 and 6, entitled “The Cover-up” and
“The Strategy,” to a method devised for managing ET information. The
systemic strategy of the cover-up is to shroud ET facts selectively,
while acclimating society to their evolving ET awareness. Col. Corso
credits former Air Force Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Nathan Twining as the
author of this model of Unofficial Disclosure.
A principle of the strategy is prudence. ET information that appears
to leak into public commons from our authorities, Corso explains, is
actually “… another breadcrumb for anyone pursuing the secrets to find.”
In other words, “we were gradually releasing bits and pieces of
information to those we knew would make something of it” (Corso 78).
Corso’s concession about data leaks (e.g., the Majestic Twelve files)
suggests conspicuously absent motives for the data leaks themselves. And
yet, just because Corso says something does not make it true.
Therefore, we have thoroughly applied Corso’s disclosure as a model for
analyzing public access to ET documentation. Our verdict indicates Corso
is logically consistent with many varied and independent sources.
Spinning Credibility out of Pro and Con
In 1947, humans could know virtually nothing regarding ET motivations
and intentions. There could be no Official Disclosure until the public
received a basic ET education. Corso quotes Twining: “It would have to
be at the same time both the greatest cover-up and greatest public
relations program ever undertaken.” Remarkably, Twining’s P.R.
terminology begs our question regarding media proliferation of ET
content (fact or fiction) and the continuously improving media
presentations of the ET issue, both pro and con.
Commenting on the skeptics during a CNN interview on the 50th Anniversary of the Roswell Crash, Corso claimed, “we used the debunkers” (MUFON Journal,
8/97). Did Corso mean the debunkers were “useful idiots”? This tactic
would be a given if Corso’s analysis of the cover-up is correct.
Whether or not you believe Colonel Corso, the fact is, for sixty
years we have experienced the circumstances implicit in this strategy.
People could not relate to an alien agenda they could not comprehend or
could not be told. We can agree to disagree about the details of Corso’s
revisionism; but ultimately, we have a disclosure/cover-up milieu that
is aligned with his prescription. This ET dialectic is exactly what the
media have proffered.
Corso’s credibility is a function of his unassailable reputation. As Dr. Robert M. Wood said in his review of Corso’s book (MUFON Journal,
8/97), “as a distinguished career officer, his credibility is superb …
Col. Corso will not be found phony in any way.” Dr. Wood retired as
Director of Research and Development, and Advanced Systems Analysis for
McDonnell-Douglas, after 43 years.
In our book, Camouflage Through Limited Disclosure: Deconstructing a Cover-Up of the Extraterrestrial Presence
(2006), my collaborator, Melinda Leslie, and I apply Col. Corso’s
contribution as a research model. Clearly, if the ET presence is an
actual, living set of circumstances, no human scheme could cover up ET
interactions with Earth. What the ET cover-up is hiding is not ETs. It
camouflages specific human responses to the ET presence. These human
responses are fundamental to the core, most practical byproduct of the
ET presence: namely, the interface between technology and consciousness.
Official Disclosure Requires ET Awareness
The sixty-year landmark of longevity for ET research brings to us the
sociological dimension of ETs in media. Time allows us to document this
autonomous environ-mental effect: their presence alone evokes
human response. Paradoxically, the sociology of the UFO phenomena is a
lab experiment for probing the affects of an alien gestalt—independent
of belief. This is something that could only be experienced and
critiqued by humans after substantial passage of time.
What students of this issue say they demand is a worldwide official
confirmation. Ufologists, et al, are anxious to relate these phenomena
to their reality. The problem is that the perceptual paradigm of
ufologists has shifted; and the worldviews, cosmology and paradigm of
the remaining global village have not.
What Official Disclosure advocates want is an instant re-visioning of those realities regarding traditional percepts for human-beingness,
the effect of which would reshape societal awareness about ETs. What
disclosure advocates are getting instead is a public awareness campaign!
Is this a defacto process with an unconscious life of its own—or is the
ET disclosure a mediated conspiracy?
After sixty years, we conclude the ET data is now too encyclopedic
and globally diverse to be a hoax or cases of mistaken identity.
Ironically, it’s the cover-up itself that is a case of mistaken
identity. Corso quotes Gen. Twining, “It will be a case where the
cover-up is the disclosure and the disclosure is the cover-up … Let
skepticism do our work for us until the truth becomes common acceptance”
(Corso 75). Brilliant; but this management style may not accommodate
proponents of Official Disclosure. Social acclimation is dialectically
Looking forward from 1947, astute “planners” would anticipate that if
the ET presence is actually occurring, the effects would inexorably
embed themselves throughout global society over time. This is
predictable, since our technological achievements have enhanced our
perceptual means to observe ETs.
Twining’s alleged strategy defines and describes our experience.
Society today does have a heightened public ET awareness. However, there
is no evidence that any Official Disclosure is in the offing, unless
our exaggerated foreign policy trend today is a hint of things to come.
Could today’s preemptive warmongering ultimately result in a decree that
ETs are a military threat to Earth?
To Threat or Not to Threat?
As a researcher, it was my good fortune to be an independent
consultant to two political and legal advisors for Dr. Steven Greer in
preparation for the Disclosure Project Press Conference, which
took place on May 9, 2001. Fortuitously, I learned there was sincere
regard for plausible official contingencies to publicly disclose ETs as
some form of threat. Of course, this perception had been proffered for
years. Dr. Greer took such a prediction seriously both in 1997 and in
2000, reporting that he had been forewarned of such a disclosure by a Disclosure Project “insider.”
This type of official pronouncement was never delivered, of course.
But given our current state of global terrorist paranoia, such an ET
“threat” might someday be plausible; given that Iraq was officially
defined as a post-911 threat and was invaded, yet the “intelligence”
used to rationalize the Iraq War has since proved to be contrived. Could
the ET threat likewise be used to rationalize the weaponization of
In our book, Camouflage Through Limited Disclosure, we
judiciously explore this ET threat scenario. Anticipating such
fear-factor propaganda may help prevent it in the real world. ETs shall
be confirmed when it will be to the advantage of our officials to do so,
and not before!
Official Disclosure will be a concession to all of Earth about what
we already know. Yet, officials have a reticence to announce ET facts.
Doing so would then be presenting a different reality than they want to
present. To be wise and considerate of worldviews other than our own, a
global ET disclosure may be preferably unofficial. In other words, ET
disclosure should be autonomous; with different societies acclimating at
their own pace. Thanks to infotainment, this is, coincidentally, our
Where the Corporate and Alien Agenda Meet
This brings us to the convergence of technology and consciousness,
which is of commercial, political and universal consequence. This was
the pragmatic theme of Corso’s book. The crashed saucers became
futuristic models for human techno-progress, as Corso reports.
Reportedly, the Mil-Intel managers of the alleged crashed saucer
evidence chose to use it their own industrial advantage.
Indeed, if crashed ET craft do exist, military R&D would be in
dereliction of duty to not institute black projects of
reverse-engineering. This would be axiomatic for ensuring military
superiority. Some ufologists are duly skeptical of Corso’s R&D
thesis; yet, the only view refuting it rejects the crashed saucer
evidence itself. Reverse-engineering cannot be logically disconnected
from prima facie crash retrieval data.
Today, crash retrieval data is so formidable in ufology that it
demands its own conference (produced by Ryan Wood and Dr. Robert Wood).
By definition, ET technology transfer is a clearly predictable human
response to ET activities, resulting in military-industrial investment
in “proprietary non-disclosure” policies by Mil-Intel contractors. Our
book contains extensive testimony by career reverse-engineering employee
Bill Uhouse supportive of this claim.
In her April 24, 2005 lecture recorded in San Diego, Linda Moulton
Howe broached the protocols involving retrieved ET technologies.
Regarding Corso’s knowledge of retrieved technology management, Howe
quoted Corso as saying, “The advanced technologies needed to be kept out
of the hands of human enemies, and developed and patented by American companies. That was the highest priority” (Emphasis added).
If this in fact occurred, it would preclude any Official ET
Disclosure just as it would preclude disclosure of any other
breakthrough weapons program.
Interfacing Public Awareness with ETs
Technology and consciousness merge in all this in both symbolic and
utilitarian ways. If the ET-technology retrieval data is correct, a
principle emerges from the UFO database. It is derived from both alleged
ET crash data and a subset of the “abduction” evidence. Independently,
these two disciplines indicate ETs are “genetically” psychic.
Testimonies report that ETs psychically merge themselves with their
craft operations via mental interface. This relates to the ET technology
transfers Corso insists he personally facilitated.
In Camouflage, my collaborator Melinda Leslie presents her
condensed witness testimonies regarding mental interface knowledge.
These witness-experiencer records correlate well with the “artifact”
specifics in Col. Corso’s book.
There is a connection: ET technology is designed to extend and
integrate genetic ET capabilities just as human technologies do. Decades
of ET encounter testimony suggest ETs are natural psychic adepts. Thus,
their craft operations require a mental interface with ET-psi
behaviors. Corso said it best himself, “The vehicle was simply an
extension of their own bodies because it was tied into their
neurological systems…” (Corso 101). Avionics, at the speed of thought!
In other words, human designed technologies, by we who are no longer
psychic, work as prostheses for our lost, perhaps recessive psychic
Col. Corso correlates the mental interface data reported by ET
encounter witnesses when he observed, “we were looking at an entirely
revolutionary concept of guided flight in which the pilot was
the system” (Corso 99). One of the ET artifacts Corso claims he handled
was a “sensorized headband.” This device appeared to navigate the
spacecraft, “by direct interaction between the electronic waves
generated within the minds of the pilots and the craft’s directional
controls” (avionics). This concept gives biological meaning to the term
“integrated circuit”: biology at-one-with technology. ET contactees
interviewed by Melinda Leslie confirm their actual experience with this
mental interface craft system. Evidence for this was being compiled for
years before the Corso book came out.
Patterns of Correlation and Coincidence
Aerotech product ads began providing hints of mental interface avionics in the early 1990s. In his review of Col. Corso’s book (MUFON Journal,
8/97), Dr. Robert M. Wood said of the mental interface “headband”:
“This work is actually ongoing today at the Air Force Laboratories at
Dayton, and there have been unclassified publicity releases.”
Once the student puts these correlations together, a coincidentally
unofficial ET disclosure emerges; though Corso plausibly insists these
correlations are not a coincidence. In media terms, ET disclosure is
camouflaged as infotainment. The official facts are released through the
strategy Corso called “camouflage through limited disclosure.” As
readers might deduce, a mental interface system would have to be a
military-industrial proprietary asset. We have made many more technical
correlations adding to the credibility of this data. One unprecedented
source is an insider named Bill Uhouse.
Bill Uhouse is a working consultant on levitation craft development
projects. At 83 years of age, Uhouse had accrued a 38-year career as a
mechanical redesign engineer. He worked exclusively on electro-gravitic
flying-disc flight simulator design; not the actual craft, and not
triangular levitation craft. Uhouse discloses insights into the months
of psychic “reorientation” that pilots received in their training.
Another expert confirmation of Corso’s contribution comes from
computer scientist Jack Shulman, president of American Computer Company.
Mr. Shulman conceived the first overlapping-windowed, graphical
computer user interface, ODIN, in 1969. In 1997-98, Shulman revealed
highly technical specifications for an electronic component strikingly
similar to an “artifact” Corso describes (p. 45). Shulman named this
device the “transfer-capacitor”; Corso described them as thin
“cracker-shaped silicon wafers.”
Shulman concluded that this silicon wafer transfer-capacitor was a
“quantum memory device.” Independently, both Shulman and Corso deduced
that these “poker chip sized” units functioned in the ET craft as neuron
cells do in brain tissue. Shulman claimed to have reproduced an
approximate replica of this concept. Shulman also deduced that the
“transcapacitor” quantum specs meant it was “some kind of
neuro-connectionist computing device.”
Corso writes, “These circuit chips could be the nervous system of the
craft, carrying signals … just like the nervous system in a human body”
(Corso 160). This correlates with contact witness testimonies
describing personal mental interface knowledge.
Lastly, a theoretical physics perspective on merging consciousness
and technology was envisioned by Dr. Jack Sarfatti in 1995‑1996. In Spacetime And Beyond: Density Matrix,
Sarfatti expressed his thesis on this concept as the “consciousness” of
a UFO-robot that merges with the UFO and guides it. Thus, the idea of
mental interface has slowly percolated into our collective unconscious
as a meme for practical applications of alien transformation. Ufological
data consistently show that mental interface technology is an extension
of genetically inherited abilities of living ETs, like the telephone,
in Marshall McLuhan’s terms, extends our ear and mouth.
In a way, mental interface technology is an entirely logical
continuum, but our anticipation of this eventuality has been already
forgotten. In 1964, McLuhan observed the following in Understanding Media:
Today, after more than a century of electric technology, we have
extended our central nervous system itself in a global embrace …
Rapidly, we approach the final phase of the extension of man—the
technological simulation of consciousness … Whether the extension of
consciousness … will be ‘a good thing’ … There is little possibility of
answering such questions about the extensions of man without considering
all of them together.
For sixty years, ET technology and consciousness data have descended
into our equation for progress. Of the covert Mil-Intel application of
the extensions of man, no authority is taking responsibility.