"Not even United States presidents can penetrate the sector that owns thought-interface electronics."

Walls of Secrecy Surround Alternative Technologies: Will Citizens Demand Their Removal?

By Jeane Manning

(Originally published in issue #20 of Atlantis Rising magazine. Posted with permission.)

Suppressed free-energy devices are primitive compared to advanced technologies covertly developed with tax dollars, according to researchers. Not even United States presidents can penetrate the sector that owns thought-interface electronics.   While transnational corporations back-engineer spacecraft--alien reproduction vehicles-- citizens are sent to wars over fossil fuels for outmoded engines. If shared openly, these secrets could solve major problems for humanity.

How does a dysfunctional species regain power over its destiny?

Jonathan Eisen of New Zealand gives one answer, in his new edition of Suppressed Inventions and Other Discoveries. "Somewhere we know within the human spirit is a place of creativity so powerful and so encompassing that given half a chance we can change this course, change this moment and change history."

This article visits others who really determined to help humankind "change this course" and acknowledge an obstacle facing us-out-of-control "black operations" sucking up taxpayer dollars and not sharing with citizens the resulting knowledge.

Science-related secrecy pre-dates incidents such as the 1947 Roswell, New Mexico, reports of a crashed UFO. In 1941 the atomic bomb was born in secrecy. In a few years more than a half-million Americans were involved in the project. Dr. Carl Jensen, professor emeritus of communication studies at Sonoma State University, says "Successful information-control practices employed by the Manhattan Project paved the way for the news management, manipulation and obfuscation..."

The growing secrecy culture fed on fear. And on greed. My father, a US marshal in Alaska during World War II, saw military-purchased bulldozers rusting on Alaskan beaches as symbolic. He said corruption of the national character began when defense contractors got a taste of free-flowing money and learned that bureaucrats could easily be conned. It ended the era in which "a man’s word"-- his integrity -- was his most valued asset.

President Dwight Eisenhower warned about the "military-industrial complex." Today, an entity within that multi-billion-taxdollar complex runs "black ops." "Black" means even the US Congress is kept ignorant of the amounts of taxpayer money that go to certain operations, and of what's developed with that money. Black ops are formally called Unacknowledged Special Access Projects (USAPs).

"If wečre ever going to allow the Light to flourish on this planet, we need to take a close look at what is being done in the shadows, because it’s subverting everything that we're trying to bring forward." That quote, by investigative reporter Lars Hansson on a Laura Lee radio show, many believe sums up the secrecy problem.

A position paper on the website for Dr. Steven Greer’s citizens' diplomacy project, www.cseti.org, says the covert USAP responsible for UFO and extraterrestrial intelligence (ETI) matters has already reversed-engineered energy and propulsion systems which render the internal combustion engine obsolete. Reverse engineering means taking apart an unknown invention or spacecraft and figuring out how to replicate it.

"We estimate that this breakthrough occurred between 1954 and 1957.  Ben Rich of Lockheed Skunkworks, prior to his death, confirmed to a CSETI consultant that 'we already has the means to travel among the stars, but these technologies are locked up in black projects and it would take an act of God to ever get them out to benefit humanity'."

Perhaps we can each be helpers in that "act". Greer suggests grassroots action, as do researchers Richard Boylan, Larry W. Bryant of MUFON, Peter Gersten, Brad Sparks of Citizens Against UFO Secrecy (CAUS), Stephen Bassett of the Paradigm Research Group, and others calling for a UFO ballot initiative. Former astronaut Edgar Mitchell asks for congressional investigation of reverse-engineered technologies. Dr. Brian O'Leary suggests amnesty for scientists involved in the secrecy culture. Michael Lindemann reports UFO issues on Jeff Rense's talk radio show Sightings.

Another approach is that of Remy Chevalier of Connecticut, who I first knew as an activist who connects environmental and free energy sectors. Later I learned he’s a grandson of philosopher Georges Gurdjieff and son of an influential French newspaperman, and thus grew up among revealing conversations and experiences.

Chevalier calls for a Rally to End Secrecy (www.endsecrecy.com) in Washington DC on October 24, 1999. The objective is "not to prove or disprove the existence of extra-dimensional or extra-terrestrial UFOs, but to get those in-the-know to fess up about better energy conversion technologies than the ones commercialized today, so we can save our planet from the damages of the industrial revolution, war and nuclear pollution", Chevalier says. In weary tones he adds that we won’t get to the bottom of the secrets until the public demands it. Although people are learning through the Internet, Chevalier says it’s no substitute for public meetings in stirring up action and effecting change.

At the conservative end of the end-secrecy groundswell is retiring Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, former member of four presidential cabinets and former representative to the United Nations. (Hillary Rodham Clinton is circling around the New York constituency that elected him for four terms.) In his 1998 book Secrecy he concludes: "It is time to dismantle government secrecy, this most pervasive of Cold War-era regulations. It is time to begin building the supports for the era of openness that is already upon us."

However, in Moynihan’s index there’s no mention of Unacknowledged Special Access Projects. If Dr.Greer is correct about most government officials being kept out of the loop, perhaps Moynihan doesn't even possess deep knowledge of USAPs. However he does document secrecy-as-a-mode-of-governmental-regulation since World War I, and how agencies gather power by keeping secrets from each other. Did you know the CIA started life as a committee? Its mandate was to sift briefing papers for the president. Of that, 5,789,625 documents were classified in the government's fiscal year 1996?

Secrecy is viewed within a broader perspective in a relevant chapter of The Truth, a free book on the web (www.thewordistruth.org) by Silicon Valley physicist and entrepreneur Joseph Firmage. He sat across the table from leaders in science and the military who’ve confirmed the truth of recovered technology. "The best private information I have been able to secure is that the organization responsible for managing the domain is comprised of less than 1,000 people, and was long ago privatized and pulled entirely outside of the machinery of the political and military command structure." Insiders report to a self-selected governing body, mostly industrialists, he learned. "It is believed that a growing minority of this governing body wishes to move toward public release of the secret in the near future."

Firmage added, in a June 1999 posting on his site, that the issue of recovered alien technology is largely irrelevant and "utterly insignificant in comparison to the larger science question" -- a coming revolution in physics. Apparently he regrets having given facile journalism a chance to peg him without exploring his larger vision.

What happens when conscientious journalists approach the secrecy topic?   In 1970 Nicholas Johnson, a former member of the Federal Communications Commission, angrily exposed facts about CBS-TV documentaries that were "shelved, turned down or killed."  A documentary probing the military industrial complex was merely mutilated.  The castrated version of that documentary was limited to the nomenclature of military rockets.

Individuals in every decade have tried to open the Secrecy closet. The late Leigh Richmond Donahue and physicist Walter Richmond were in the thick of science politics in the 1940s. In the introduction to their novel The Lost Millennium she says "It is hard to remember the predictable results (of new secrecy laws), because those outcries, by the top scientists of the country, the top economists, the top theorists, were smothered by the very legislation that they fought. The fact that they fought was one of the major secrets of the secrecy syndrome." In 1962 her late husband figured out how to tap into an atmospheric source of electrical power. Leigh adds, "A source of power can be used for construction or for war." They took their research to John F. Kennedy’s science advisor. Instead of their intended use—clean power for the people--the papers were classified and the Richmonds were offered a research contract which they refused. "It would have placed us under the Secrecy Syndrome, in which we had refused for some years to have any part. We were told to sit down and shut up, in no uncertain terms."

Do the wrong people have the advanced science? Leigh wrote to me a year or so before her death, "My reaction to HAARP is much the same as yours. I’ve seen too much of what they do, and if they don’t actually destroy the planet, at least they’re trying hard. In 1964 when they --the military of course-- sent up a band of tiny copper wires into the ionosphere to orbit the planet so as to reflect radio waves and make reception clearer, we had the 8.5 Alaskan earthquake, and Chile lost a good deal of its coast. That band of copper wires interfered with the planetary magnetic field."

"Walt and I did not know about that experiment in advance, but after we became guests of the CIA'--instead of being assassinated-- they kept lines of communication open to us and Walt was able to stop several rather drastic experiments. They do not consider me a threat, so I am not in touch with what they are doing."

Walt Richmond was an engineering basic research physicist. The CIA had listed him as a "super genius", Leigh found out after his sudden death in 1977.

Wilbert B. Smith (1910-1962) was the Canadian superintendent of Radio Regulations Engineering and had high security clearance with U.S. governmental top-secret investigations. In 1993 I interviewed his son Jim in the suburban Ottawa school where Jim is vice-principal. Wilbert had written that spacecraft visit Earth and that the beings flying them are "very much like us, probably our distant relatives" I wanted to hear about a safer topic--the Smith Coil--because writing about weird energy devices was challenging enough. But I had to learn from Smith’s courage in tackling a topic which so readily elicits ridicule.

Wilbert had asked his government to fund his Project Magnet, to learn how to use energy from the earth’s magnetic field for a power plant. A secret three-page Canadian government memo circa 1950 from Smith to his boss was later found by UFO researcher Stanton Friedman. Smith said his plan might introduce a new technology "born out by the investigations which are being carried on at the present time in relation to flying saucers". "I made discreet inquiries through the Canadian Embassy staff in Washington who were able to obtain for me the following information," Smith wrote.

  1. The matter is the most highly-classified subject in the United States government, rating even higher than the H-bomb.

  2. Flying saucers exist.

  3. Their modus operandi is unknown, but concentrated effort is being made by a small group headed by Dr. Vannevar Bush.

  4. The entire matter is considered by the United States authorities to be of tremendous significance.

Media ridicule halted Project Magnet funding but didnčt stop Smith. His son remembers packages of strange metals which Wilbert analyzed in his lab. "The American Air Force would send him chunks of pieces from UFOs." Jim recalls a truckload of muddy junk unloaded on the family’s driveway--1,800 pounds of metal dredged up from the St. Lawrence River. Wilbert would run it through analysis "and the Canadian military would have a go at it" This government official then shared information with a local UFO club!

"In the fifties when this was going on you had people of integrity, courage, honesty and above-boardness. These were common traits," Jim Smith said. "My father, a respected engineer, had a lot of power and was paid to use it wisely."

With his own money Wilbert hired psychics said to communicate with extraterrestrial intelligences. He’d pose technical questions to test a medium’s abilities, and through the replies was able to build a device and return for more questioning.  Since Smith still doubted, his son said, "they made arrangements for him to both meet a person from another planet and have sightings at a particular time. Both of which worked out."  Wilbert Smith deplored an American tendency to "shoot down what you don’t understand" -- literally shoot chunks off UFOs.

A generation later, Dr. Greer expresses the need for an enlightened approach to ET visitors. However at the Conference on Future Energy (CoFE), in Maryland recently, his audience was more interested in techie items from Unacknowledged Special Access Projects – "transnational, largely privatized and only partially run by government agencies. The power resides," he said, "in the work-for-other--the contracting sector."

Regarding suppression of inventions, Greer said, "The management of secrecy surrounding UFO matters, and the tendency to have free energy--over-unity devices--go nowhere quickly--are identical issues." Why? "The implications of this information being disclosed are so vast, so profound, far reaching that no aspect of life on earth would be unaffected by it." These issues are managed in a planned way because "the subject would impact the current balance of power in the world"

Asked about a secret government, Greer replied, "The conspiracy theory people take that way too far. You have to be very careful in not overstating this thing. But I’d be careful in not understating it either. It’s extremely well organized and well financed."

How well financed? "Conservatively $40 to $80 billion per year, into unauthorized, unsupervised, and technically constitutionally illegal projects." He doesn’t know how much of that goes into UFO/ET operations. In trying to get elected representatives to speak out about black budget projects, Greer said he repeatedly sees a "passing of the buck in the bureaucratic/political culture. No one really wants to bite this bullet."

"Free energy" physics dealt with at conferences such as CoFE are only a baby step toward the unacknowledged existing technologies, Greer said. Even electrogravitics is a primitive approach, in comparison to esoteric-appearing electronic systems involving a subtle electromagnetic spectrum that can interface with thought. "You want to turn on a machine, you think to it."

He’s not only held blueprints for spacecraft back-engineered by a contractor, he’s seen alien originals. For example, a 100-feet-diameter craft hovering ten feet above the ground moved in a certain ways in concert with clear thought directives from humans on the ground. Some technologies deal with an astral aspect, and they make known advanced science look like kindergarten, Greer said. "Unfortunately the wrong people have them."

"We have a lot of catching up to do," Greer says. "Our future was hijacked from us."


Dr. Nick Begich & Jeane Manning, Angels Don’t Play This HAARP, 1995, Earthpulse Press, Anchorage AK. Available through Atlantis Rising.

Jonathan Eisen, Suppressed Inventions and Other Discoveries, 1999, Avery Publishing NY

Steven Greer, M.D., Extraterrestrial Contact, Crossing Point Inc., PO Box 265, Crozet VA 22932, 1999

Carl Jensen, Censored: The News That Didn't Make the News - And Why, Silver Stories Press, NY 1996

Nicholas Johnson, How to Talk Back to Your Television Set, Bantam NY 1970.

Jeane Manning, The Coming Energy Revolution, Avery, NY, 1996. Available through Atlantis Rising.

Jeane Manning, "Wilbert Smith and his Project Magnet", appendix 1, The Granite Man and the Butterfly by Manning and Pierre Sinclaire, 1995, order from Box 839, 9037 Royal Street, Fort Langley BC Canada V1M 2S2

Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Secrecy, Yale University Press, 1998

Leigh and Walter Richmond, The Lost Millennium, 1967, available from Adventures Unlimited Press, Illinois.

Private correspondence, Leigh Richmond of The Centric Foundation to Jeane Manning, Feb.2, 1995.

Leigh Richmond Donahue, Field Effect: The Pi Phase of Physics, Dimensional Sciences, Georgia, 1992

Smith, Wilbert, "We Are Not Alone" Smith’s papers are catalogued in the special collections center, University of Ottawa library.

The video Holes in Heaven: HAARP and Advances in Tesla Technology, is available through Atlantis Rising.

Peter Gersten  www.caus.org
Laura Lee Radio Show  www.lauralee.com
Stephen Bassett  www.paradigmclock.com & www.x-ppac.org
Jeff Rense Radio Show  www.sightings.com

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"Ben Rich of Lockheed Skunkworks, prior to his death, confirmed to a CSETI consultant that 'we already has the means to travel among the stars, but these technologies are locked up in black projects and it would take an act of God to ever get them out to benefit humanity'."
In 1970 Nicholas Johnson, a former member of the Federal Communications Commission, angrily exposed facts about CBS-TV documentaries that were "shelved, turned down or killed."













Regarding suppression of inventions, Greer said, "The management of secrecy surrounding UFO matters, and the tendency to have free energy--over-unity devices--go nowhere quickly--are identical issues."