The most recent prediction, that UFOs would reveal their presence by silently hovering over major cities on 10/13/2010 came and went with some widely remarked upon but poorly understood hovering over Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.
The next day, Rick Phillips, of the Disclosure Countdown Clock blog gave the event a tentative thumbs up, noting that the none of the sky-gazers had copped to knowing about the prediction, which ruled out the argument that they'd been primed for a close encounter. Phillips, of course, did know about the prediction and considered how those in the know might have influenced the event.
"Ok, so I woke up on the 13th thinking about the prediction of the UFO show; but, I run a UFO blog - how many other people woke up with similar thoughts? I can certainly say that it was a minimal number as this particular prediction seemingly had even less media attention than Blossom Goodchild's prediction of nearly the same date (Oct 14th was her prediction in 2008 - and BTW it would have been 10-14 in parts of the world). But, that said, perhaps many in NYC (it being a major city as the prediction said) did wake up with similar thoughts (this will be important in my speculations). If even 1/10th of 1% of the metro area did have similar thoughts before hand (let's be conservative and just call the metro area 10 million) - that would be 10,000 folks.”
Phillips is not the first to imagine the collective hive mind tuned to “Calling all Occupants of Interplanetary Craft.” That decidedly hippie-ish notion was not spawned by the faux Beatles, Klaatu, not the Carpenters or even puppets
Full credit goes to Albert K. Bender, founder the the International Flying Saucer Bureau, who convinced his fellow IFSB officers go along with his "experiment."
"On March 15, 1953, all officers, representatives and members are asked to participate in an experiment, something that has not yet been attempted by any other group such as ours. We will attempt to send a message to the occupants of the saucers (if they exist) by the use of mental telepathy. Each member will memorize the message on this form, and on the time designated will close his eyes in a quiet secluded spot, lie down if possible, and repeat this message in his mind (do not repeat vocally). If the saucer people are able to pick up mental telepathy they certainly will be able to pick up a message that will be sent by hundreds of IFSB members. We may never know if this message has reached anyone, but if a sudden flurry of saucer sightings occurs in 1953 or soon after our message, or even a saucer landing, we will know that we may have been indirectly responsible for it....
(To Be Memorized)
Calling occupants of interplanetary craft! Calling occupants of interplanetary craft that have been observing our planet Earth. We of IFSB wish to make contact with you. We are your friends, and would like you to make an appearance here on Earth. Your presence before us will be welcomed with the utmost friendship. We will do all in our power to promote mutual understanding between your people and the people of Earth. Please come in peace and help us in our Earthly problems. Give us some sign that you have received our message. Be responsible for creating a miracle here on our planet to wake up the ignorant ones to reality. Let us hear from you. We are your friends. (End of Message.)
The good news, Benders summons worked. On the specified day he concentrated his whole mind on the message and...
"I opened my eyes, and to my amazement I seemed to be floating above my bed but looking down upon it where I imagined I could see my own body lying there! It was as if my soul had left my body and I was hovering above it about three feet in mid-air.
Suddenly I could hear a voice which permeated me but in some way did not seem to be an audible sound. The voice seemed to come from the room in front of me, which remained pitch dark.
"We have been watching you and your activities. Please be advised to discontinue delving into the mysteries of the universe. We will make an appearance if you disobey."
I replied in words, though my lips did not move. "Why aren't you friendly to us, as we do not mean to do any harm to you?"
"We have a special assignment," came the reply, "and must not be disturbed by your people."
The bad news: Bender could not keep his fantastic experience to himself:
It is a lonely position you occupy when you have looked into the fantastic, and there is nobody to believe you have actually done so. Picture yourself, say, alone on a beach at night, when suddenly out of the sky a flying saucer appears and lands a few feet from you. Strange figures get out and walk toward you. They greet you and then get back into the ship and sail away. You go home and tell others what you have witnessed, but with no proof, other than your reputation for truthfulness, to offer. They laugh and tell you that you should lay off the stuff for a while, that you are seeing much more than the average person-they see only snakes! How could you convince them; how could you win when they are all against you? I felt up against the very same thing after the happenings in my room. I did not know what to do or where to turn.
Actually, that was just the sad part. The scary thing was that the next time he summoned the entities, Men In Black showed up:
Among the early victims of this evil "Silence Group" was Albert K. Bender of Bridgeport, Connecticut. In 1952 Bender formed the International Flying Saucer Bureau (IFSB), which met with immediate success, but he shut it down the next year under mysterious circumstances. In due course Bender confided that three men in black had imparted to him the terrifying answer to the UFO mystery and turned his life into a nightmare. He would say no more. Three years later an IFSB associate, Gray Barker, wrote a book about the episode; the title perfectly captured the paranoia abroad in UFO-land: They Knew Too Much About Flying Saucers.
Through the "Bender mystery" the legend of the "men in black" (MIB) Just who the MIB were remained unclear. ...they were enforcers for the Silence Group, associated with international banking interests that sought to stifle the technological advances and moral reforms the Space Brothers wanted to bestow on Earthlings. To others, they were alien beings-perhaps, some speculated, Shaver's deros. In 1962 Bender came down on the side of the alien school. Breaking his nine-year silence in Flying Saucers and the Three Men, which he insisted was not a science-fiction novel, Bender revealed that the men in black who drove him out of ufology were monsters from the planet Kazik.
You can read the whole story in Bender's own words here and here while you await the fulfillment of the full prediction made by the retired Air Force officer Stanley A. Fulham who authored Challenges of Change in which the 10/13/10 prediction appeared.
"First, they will display their UFO spaceships for several hours over our principal cities, tentatively planned for 13 October 2010, without landing or communication.
More aggressive interaction will take place until 2015, when they will commence the removal of pollution from our atmosphere. This process will take between 12 to 18 months, creating massive fear and panic of an alien invasion, unless the public is conditioned to their peaceful intent."
Right, tell that to Bender. Or to the 'Collins Elite, the secret government group that believes UFOs are demonic Nick Redfern described in his interview with Ben and Aaron on MU417.
That is, of course, if humanity survives long enough to worry about 2015. According to a new extinction prediction, leaked CERN documents state LHC has 70% chances to produce ‘ice-9′ strangelets on 11/09/10. BTW, 'ice-9' strangelets, not a good thing for life. Who knows, maybe MIBs brimstone-heated realm will freeze over.