UFO researcher says new documentary exposes 'what the secret agenda has been'Toronto Star
June 24, 2017
Film paired with Steven Greer's book gets Toronto premiere this weekend at Alien Cosmic Expo UFO symposium.
Even within the much-maligned and widely misunderstood field of "UFOlogy," Steven Greer is a divisive figure.
His affinity for the spotlight and his willingness to dive deep into areas of the subject where other UFO researchers fear to tread have painted him with a broader target for contention than many of his contemporaries. He is at it once again with the recent book-and-film combo Unacknowledged: An Exposé of the Greatest Secret in Human History - the compelling documentary half of which will receive its Toronto premiere coupled with a Q&A with Greer this Saturday. The event is open to non-conference attendees as part of the three-day Alien Cosmic Expo UFO symposium taking place over the weekend at the Airport Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Greer is not easing off. As he puts it, Unacknowledged - the book and the film, the latter directed by first-time documentarian Michael Mazzola - "really take people from zero to 100 quickly."
The Unacknowledged project basically lays all the cards on the table this former emergency-room physician from Charlotte, N.C., has accumulated during his 24 years advocating for official, institutional "disclosure" of what government, military and the intelligence community really know about unidentified flying objects at the helm of the Disclosure Project.
But these days Greer is pushing it all one step further.
Unacknowledged alleges that a military-industrialist cabal of semi-public/semi-private interests has had access to technology reverse-engineered from crashed UFOs for more than half a century that would render all known terrestrial sources of power and propulsion obsolete, and yet has withheld it from the public due to its defence value and the potential damage its unveiling would pose to the "global macroeconomic order."
Some, the book and the film contend, would also like to keep this all under wraps because beyond-top-secret terrestrial capabilities to reproduce alien craft could be very useful in psychological warfare - even in staging an entire "false-flag" invasion by imagined alien aggressors from the stars.
"Well, that's the problem," says Greer.
"One of the reasons I'm doing what I'm doing is that there are people within the intelligence community who don't know how to get themselves out of that hole and yet they're very supportive of disclosure, and they've told me this.
"If you read between the lines of what I just said, what I'm saying to you - and you're welcome to print this - is that there are some very powerful interests who realize that they are stuck in this black hole and they don't know how to get out of it because it would create a scandal thousands of times worse than Watergate or Russia-gate or whatever the latest scandal is that the Washington Post and the New York Times and perhaps your paper are obsessing on."
Far-fetched, perhaps. But to develop a serious interest in the serious study of UFOs - and there is serious study out there, despite the subject's persistent reputation as the obsession of conspiracy theorists and tinfoil-hat-wearing nutjobs - requires not only concurrently developing a thick skin against accusations that you are a conspiracy theorist, a tinfoil-hat-wearing nutjob or some combination thereof, but also doing enough research into the matter that you can start to sort the credible stuff from the lunacy.
That's not always easy. As Greer notes: "There's so much nonsensical information out there on the subject that it self-ridicules."
Still, UFO lore is rife with much documentary evidence, and remaining ignorant, as Greer sees it, will only allow those in the know to use whatever hidden knowledge they might have for further hidden purposes. And he's dead serious about false UFO events being potentially used to manipulate the public.
"Look, we stampeded into Iraq after 9/11 without there being a scintilla of evidence that Iraq had anything to do with 9/11 and we know now that that was completely a hoax.
"So the question becomes how easy is it for the intelligence community using their mouthpieces in the media . . . to put out a scenario that would scare the hell out of people so that people would give up their liberties and their finances and what have you - their blood and treasure - to stampede into the next big thing, which has been planned for 60 years and that is a conflict between humans and other planetary societies.
"Now, it's completely nonsensical. It's as nonsensical as going into Iraq was, but we did go into Iraq and there are hundreds of thousands of people dead as a result and now Syria has blown apart. So there are consequences to this . . .
"The majority of people already believe there is intelligent life out there and the last poll I saw said that 43 per cent of Americans think we're currently being visited. More than half the public all over the world believes that UFOs are real and that governments are hiding something. So that battle has been won, but the larger argument has to still be engaged.
"And that's why we made this film, in part, to expose what the secret agenda has been and the disinformation campaigns."