According to Dr. Hal Puthoff, a former CIA scientist who recently went public with this story, the event involved working groups that assessed the positive and negative consequences of declassifying America's top secret UFO programs. Surprisingly, every working group came to the same conclusion: the societal risks of UFO disclosure were deemed too great.
However, a recent conference held at Stanford University, attended by Washington insiders, has sparked a call for a strategic campaign to bring these alleged UFO reverse-engineering programs into the public eye.
The conference, organized by the newly established nonprofit Sol Foundation, focused on exploring the broad implications of what are now referred to as 'Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena' or UAP. The event featured former government officials, tenured physicists, academic researchers, activists, and reporters.
The most explosive moments of the conference came from retired U.S. Army Colonel Karl E. Nell, who called for a 'UAP campaign plan' to promote transparency and a 'Manhattan Project' to successfully reverse engineer recovered UAP craft. Col. Nell's goals, as reported by DailyMail.com, were to achieve broad transparency on covert UAP programs by the end of the decade and complete 'disclosure' on the UAP issue by October 1, 2030.
The Sol Foundation, co-founded by renowned UFO whistleblower and U.S. Air Force veteran David Grusch, aims to create a future where truth, unity, technological advancements, and a deeper understanding of our existence converge.
Grusch, who now serves as the group's chief operating officer, delivered the concluding remarks for Sol's first-ever symposium via a remote live video feed. He emphasized the importance of advocating for transparency, not just for the present generation, but for future generations as well, as we embark on a journey towards a more enlightened and interconnected world.
Col. Nell's comments at the conference raised eyebrows among attendees, particularly due to his senior military position as a 'modernization advisor' to the Army Futures Command. This command is responsible for spearheading the development of remote-operated and unmanned robotic combat vehicles, AI projects, and other advancements.
Col. Nell's proposal outlined tactical 'lines of effort' that he hoped the public, government officials, and scientists would execute in parallel to advance scientific understanding of UAP. His most ambitious hope was for direct 'engagement' with the 'non-human intelligences' piloting UAP in the next decade, ushering in a new era of interactive scientific discovery. However, Col. Nell emphasized that his proposal aimed to avoid catastrophic disclosure, referring to a chaotic release of Earth-shattering revelations that could sow discord.
The conference also featured discussions on the potential dangers and consequences that could arise from future revelations about secret UAP programs. Belgian artificial intelligence entrepreneur Jonathan Berte, Sol's chief financial officer, drew parallels to the late 19th-century Industrial Revolution, suggesting that technological breakthroughs from UAP could exacerbate climate change.
Berte pointed out that the discovery of oil during that period led to a significant increase in coal mining as older energy sources were pushed to their limits to support the hardware and equipment needed for the new energy sources. He warned that a similar Catch-22 situation could arise with future technologies or energy sources derived from UAP.
Former Secretary of Defense for Intelligence official Chris Mellon echoed these concerns, expressing worries about social unrest, economic turmoil, and a potential international arms race following further revelations about UAP. Mellon even speculated that 'disclosure' might alter the behavior of UAP and their controllers, as they would no longer have an incentive to remain hidden. He also raised concerns about potential overreactions from governments, which could provoke an aggressive response from UAP and their alleged occupants. Despite these concerns, Mellon expressed his support for further UAP disclosure.
Mellon, who played a key role in leaking three unclassified UFO videos to the New York Times in 2017, has been at the forefront of efforts to compel the US government to take UFO investigations more seriously and openly. He challenged the notion that a measured 'controlled disclosure,' as proposed by Col. Nell, could occur at all, attributing the current state of affairs to principled stands taken by activist-insiders.
Mellon revealed that he had recently spoken with someone within the Defense Department who confirmed that more revelations and high-resolution images were forthcoming. He disclosed that the US government is working on a declassification guide, which will lead to the release of better imagery in the near future.