May 10, 2010 I Micah Hanks

Disclosure on the Horizon: World Powers vs Priorities

Around this time each year, as if according to some serendipitous schedule, whispers of governmental disclosure begin making the rounds.

Maybe it's just the excitement that comes with Spring (which, from my dark bunker several miles below the Earth's surface here in the US where I write these posts, feels more like Summer). Or maybe it's just that, following US Congressional primary elections, folks start looking for something else to talk about.

Whatever it is that causes this strange phenomenon, it has returned on cue this year to spread further speculation as to whether the world powers plan on admitting what they know about aliens visiting Earth; or if nothing else, the truth about all the information they've lacked for decades, outside that supplied by the UFO community.One example was emailed to me only hours ago, proclaiming that US President Barack Obama will soon be dishing the inside scoop on UFOs once and for all. The email described how Obama and his administration are planning "a bold step forward in helping our planet become an interplanetary culture" that is more open and accepting of alien life. Nonetheless, every time people start asking me if I think Obama will be "the one" to reveal clandestine knowledge of UFO activity in and around Earth, I rather grimly offer that, for the time being, having food on the table is the top priority, hence I'm glad he and other world leaders seem more preoccupied with global economic problems. Come on, UFO researchers and unusual aerial phenomenologists will be of no use to anybody without their daily bread... can't solve the Earth's mysteries on an empty stomach!

Whether or not Obama is making any effort to address the issue of interplanetary visitations to Earth (which, based on the sentiments above, some would argue he shouldn't), in Russia one man's alleged alien abduction may be posing a national security threat. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, a leader in a southern portion of Russia called Kalmykia, made a public claim on an area television program that he had had an encounter with a UFO which resulted in his subsequent abduction. In response to the strange claim, an MP has asked Russian President Dimitri Medvedev to investigate, over concerns that Ilyumzhinov might have given away state secrets to aliens which may pose security threats to the Russian people. In his defence, Mr. Ilyumzhinov, a former businessman, is described as being a bit "eccentric."

The countdown clock to ultimate UFO disclosure probably isn't getting any closer to midnight... at least on behalf of actions our governing bodies may be planning to take. Therefore, perhaps direct intervention from aliens may be the alternative, fulfilling prophetic visions of flying saucers landing on the Whitehouse Lawn and shaking hands with world leaders and Washingtonians. Should such an event ever transpire, let's just hope the aliens prove to be friendly!

Micah Hanks
Micah Hanks is a writer, podcaster, and researcher whose interests cover a variety of subjects. His areas of focus include history, science, philosophy, current events, cultural studies, technology, unexplained phenomena, and ways the future of humankind may be influenced by science and innovation in the coming decades. In addition to writing, Micah hosts the Middle Theory and Gralien Report podcasts.

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