The first explicit documented case of extraterrestrial contact can be found in the writings of Emanuel Swedenborg in the 18th century, who encountered them in his waking journeys in the spiritual world. They are for the most part discounted, and used by skeptics to discredit the spiritual revelations that he received. However the spiritual revelations are so extensive, so comprehensive, that anyone who rationally examines them can see the Divine truth within them - for example, God is not a God of anger and wrath, but is pure Divine love. Man of his own evil punishes himself, and condemns himself to hell. But God out of his love is always leading mankind back to love. The revelations provide a rational explanation of Christianity, an explanation of the afterlife, proof of Divine inspiration in scripture, and removes many of the falsehoods that have corrupted the religion over the centuries through religious authorities and traditions of men.
This principle of love is universal, and evidence of this principle can be found in some extraterrestrial contact cases with human looking extraterrestrials, who come here in friendship and peace, but tend to remain anonymous and hidden. The one case that surprised me the most was the case of "Amicizia" or "Friendship" in Italy, which I previously blogged about in the post UFO Secret: The Friendship Case, Voltaire, and Germain. It spans several decades, the secrecy around this was lifted in 2007 and is a major disclosure. This involves a lot of witnesses - about a 100 of them, many of them from well respected positions: generals, university professors, scientists, authors, painters, and so on. The interesting thing is the overall silence of this from the witnesses: it was just so strange and bizarre, many decided not to risk the ridicule and stigma to their careers and family.
BOOKS AND VIDEO OF THE CONTACT
A few months ago I decided to purchase a book of this contact case, entitled Mass Contact by Stefano Breccia, a university professor. He was directly involved in the contacts, and interviewed about 80 people involved in this case. He took several photographs which have been analyzed by researchers. None of them have been declared fake, and independent analysis indicates they are genuine (a copy of one of them is above at the beginning of the blog). Here is a video presentation which I just found, where he presents several photographs and even films for the first time, most from the 1950s and 1960s, however contact is ongoing:
Stefano Breccia - Mass Physical Contact in Italy from Michael Salla on Vimeo.
Throughout the presentation the audio does not work, but that is fixed at the end, if one ever wanted to hear an extraterrestrial speak Italian using a bad accent from the Fascist era. According to the presentation, additional books of these contacts were published (in Italian) by Alberto Perego and Bruno Ghibaudi (see around 1:15-1:16). One of the witnesses he mentions is Gaspare de Lama, an Italian painter. I was directed to an interview of him, which I decided to upload to Youtube:
There are additional photographs presented, which have been analyzed by researchers who indicate that they are genuine. They were taken at a time where hardware/software was not available to fake them as easily as it is now. These videos are valuable, as they combine witness testimony with photographic evidence, which is rarely done in the majority of cases on the internet today. It is the witness testimony which is most valuable here, and we are not talking about one witness, but several witnesses. They have everything to lose by coming forward.
The main contact in the Italian group was a psychiatrist Dr. Bruno Sammaciccia. He has written about 100 books, mainly on religious subjects. One of his books had a dedication written by Karol Wojtila, who would later become Pope John Paul II. Here is a photograph of him:
AN ANONYMOUS WITNESS OF AMICIZIA
This is a complicated case that is hard to summarize, but I found a nice summary that was given by an anonymous witness to Nikola Duper, who published his testimony here: Clarifying the “Friendship” Italian contact case, and here: Friendship Part 2: A “Sworn One” Speaks. The testimony begins as follows:
"The story of “Friendship” -or simply “the story”, as we always called it- is a true one. It involved a group of Italian and non-Italian people for many years, between 1956 and 1990. Some of these people, including myself, are still alive. We had direct, face-to-face meetings with the Friends (also called W56), who are extraterrestrials coming both from planets in our own Galaxy (at a distance of one hundred thousand light years) and from other Galaxies. Here on the Earth they reached the maximum number of two hundred, living inside underground and undersea bases, some of them along the Adriatic coast, at a depth of about 20 km/12 miles. The first, “historical” base was located under the area of Ascoli Piceno, a small town in central Italy."Although they may physically differ, and come from different locales, what unites them is the common principle of love and friendship:
"“Friendship” gathers together various extraterrestrial populations that are different from each other, both as regards physical characteristics (there are tall, small and giant Friends, etc.) and provenance (there are Friends from other Universes and dimensions). However, all of them share a fundamental choice towards Good. “Friendship” is a sort of transversal confederation on the basis of a common ideal of life and thought, though great diversifications remain between populations and individuals and between personal choices. This is the very opposite of ideological standardization. The population whom we personally interacted with is composed of individuals (men and women, like us) who are physically very beautiful, some about three meters (ten feet) tall, while others are tiny. However, these are secondary aspects only."The witnesses of the Amicizia case largely kept silent to the public, and this witness acknowledges that those who did speak out paid a high price:
"These [contacts] marked our personal lives deeply and indelibly and caused us to become particularly vulnerable to the laws, regulations and conventions of our own reality and society where we continued to live and work -with the exception of a few of us who chose to spend the rest of their lives together with the Friends. What we experienced with the Friends goes beyond any imagination. As a consequence, absolute silence with other people has been the most normal reaction from us, together with our continuous thinking about our experiences over the decades. It was, and still is, a kind of “mental mulling” and constantly growing awareness of what happened, together with the realization that it cannot easily be put into words. Some of us paid a very high price for our being “singled out”, and abandoned established work and social life patterns."
TWO CONFLICTING EXTRATERRESTRIAL AGENDAS
This confederation of human extraterrestrials somehow earned the nickname of "W56" - the W standing for double victory, and 56 for the year 1956, presumably when involvement in Italy began. The goal of the W56 group was to "Help us help ourselves" in their own words, by practicing spiritual laws of love or brotherhood - thus this is known as the "friendship" case.
But one particular matter is clarified in this case. Most documented cases of UFO contact is that of abduction, having one being genetically tested, and then the whole affair is wiped from the subject's memory. This is documented by such researchers as Karla Turner, David Jacobs, Budd Hopkins, and Howard Mack, the late psychiatrist from Harvard University (for one particular well documented case, see The Orion Messages of Stan Romanek). What has come out of that research is the following conclusion: a dying race of extraterrestrials have lost their ability to reproduce, and they need our genetic material to create a race of hybrids. Its either that, or infiltration into our society.
Karla Turner, Ph.D., was one of the first researchers in the alien abduction phenomenon
This has taken years to come out. But back in the 1960s, the W56 had indicated to their contacts that they were working in opposition to another extraterrestrial race that was labeled "CTR" (from "Contrari" meaning opposite or enemy). The CTRs are an artificial biological race that was created by them, an experiment gone wrong. The CTRs are trying to become a regular biological race, for they recognize something is missing in their nature. From the anonymous witness of Nikola Duper:
"The Friends are not the only extraterrestrials who have come to the Earth. Individuals from various other populations are among us, because the Earth is a very particular planet inside the economy of this part of the Universe. The aim of the Friends’ presence is not to study us (they know us quite well, better than we do ourselves!), but to help us. In fact, the Friends are unhappy about the very high level of hate, violence and injustice on the Earth, and about the anti-humanistic trend of our science and technology. Being able to see our thoughts and feelings, the Friends see what we hide behind our masks, words and smiles…
Other populations are here for other reasons, and the abduction by extraterrestrials of terrestrials, as well as the creation of hybrids, is a reality which the Friends told us about as far back as the ’60s."
This conflict has been fought in secret on other planets:
"The Friends have won a great war in the Universe against the Evil populations, but the game on the Earth is still completely open. Both the minds of us terrestrials in the group, forever linked to the Friends by an ancient pact, and the minds of the terrestrials whom we address -as is happening now- are involved in this war. In fact, this war also takes place in our most intimate spheres and on levels that we are unaware of, which makes the whole matter very difficult and hard to express."It is a silent war, involving those who collaborate with either side:
"Everyday, terrestrial collaborators of the Friends and terrestrial collaborators of populations who are enemies of the Friends (and thus are our own enemies) silently fight with each other. The enemies are trying to conquer our planet in a very gradual and seemingly painless way, most of all working over our minds. Unfortunately, this is not science-fiction. If only it were so! Unfortunately, this is not paranoia. If only it were so!"Breccia describes the CTR as follows:
"The enemies of the W56's are very powerful beings, technologically advanced, but their civilization is devoid of any soul whatsoever. They are people without any future, because they are interested in science only, they are materialists, atheists." (Mass Contacts, p. 226)Again, he emphasizes that their main interest is in science only:
"...they adore science only, therefore they are very cool, when they believe it to be the case, they destroy people without the least hesitation. They have a kind of "scientific ethic" and this name explains their behaviour." (Mass Contacts, p. 240)The CTRs look like men, and are perhaps the same as the mysterious "men in black" noted by other UFO researchers. The W56s also warned that if one did not remain strong as a group, they could take away and manipulate people's memories, which Breccia said indeed happened to some in their group. Ultimately the CTRs were successful in breaking up the group, due to human failures within, and the W56s made a general withdrawal from the Italian group in 1978.
The anonymous witness told Nikoka Duper the following piece of information, which if true - and there have been some indications of this elsewhere - it certainly does not forbode well:
"At the end of the ’40s, the Friends offered their collaboration to the head of the USA Administration. In exchange, they asked that the nuclear weaponry program be given up. But their offer and request were rejected, and other extraterrestrial populations have been collaborating with the USA and other Powers. The results of this have been highly negative, and still weigh heavily on our collective destiny. One of the reasons -there are others- which delay disclosure is the fact that the USA Administration should assume responsibility before the whole planet for having refused a vital collaboration and for having activated another highly negative one, exclusively for the sake of power and domination, lying to citizens and covering up for decades.I have heard and also read something similar to this story, where an offer of spiritual guidance from one group was refused by the U.S. military, and instead preferred technology assistance from another group. And in exchange? They agreed to let this group perform abductions and genetic experiments on the general human population. This many will probably dismiss as speculative hearsay, but there are independent witnesses and sources that confirm this may be true. In general, one can see how our society values technology over the spiritual values, and if presented with this choice, one can easily see which one the U.S. military would take. The full story I am sure is much more complex, with multiple parties having multiple agendas, with some in the U.S. military not in full agreement with what has been happening.
Following the American politico-military refusal, the Friends undertook the strategy consisting in confidential contacts with small groups of terrestrials, trying to emphasize the quality of human personal relationships, the value of Love and UREDDA, rather than quantity and visibility."
As with all things secret, certain things do come out in a general way into the public view. Look up in the news about the threats of artificial intelligence. A large body of scientists are exploring and working on the problem. Our society is moving towards a society of just technology and science, and the friends of W56 have stated we are moving down a dangerous path, without considering the spiritual and moral aspects. I thought I would add here, an interesting movie on this topic is Ex Machina:
The other aspect here, is secrecy would be maintained by both the U.S. military in black budget programs, and protected by counter intelligence efforts. The same would be true of their extraterrestrial counterparts. Secrecy and anonymity is of advantage to all sides, but for completely different reasons. The one surprise I saw in Mass Contacts is that Breccia indicates that the CTRs themselves engaged in counter intelligence activities, and could even go so far as altering a person's memory.
This particular situation seems to have begun once we exploded the atomic bomb, and the friends of Amicizia stated that they had been intervening in a secret way to prevent a nuclear confrontation.
SWEDENBORG AND HUMAN EXTRATERRESTRIALS
The CTRs, who value science and knowledge above all else, sound quite similar to a particular extraterrestrial race that Swedenborg encountered, which traveled from solar system to solar system, gathering massive amounts of knowledge - and this back in the 18th century. They valued the accumulation of knowledge above all things. He associated them with Mercury, perhaps due to the fact they were interstellar and Mercury is in close proximity to the Sun. Swedenborg saw that they were quite proud due to their knowledge, and guarded themselves with utmost secrecy from others.
One thing that was revealed to Swedenborg in the 18th century was that the human race, or at least the human form, was a common life form throughout the universe:
"That there are many earths, and men upon them, and spirits and angels thence, is very well known in the other life, for there every one who desires it from a love of truth and thence of use, is allowed to speak with spirits of other earths, and thereby to be confirmed concerning the plurality of worlds, and to be informed that the human race is not from one earth merely, but from innumerable earths" (Earths in the Universe, , n. 2).Not possible, right? Humans evolved on planet earth and we have not been able to travel elsewhere, correct? Compare this with some statements from Mass Contacts:. Ghibaudi, an earlier pioneer in Italian UFO studies who had met with one group, said this:
"...the "human (Homo sapien) form is widespread and prevalent (although at times with slight variations) throughout the universe, and that we are the result of an interbreeding among some ancient cosmic colonizers, who became corrupted following planetary disasters that altered our surroundings." (Mass Contacts, pp. 5-6)One of the planetary disasters that occurred in ancient times, which is attested in other contacts, is that a planet between Mars and Jupiter was destroyed. We also now know that Mars and even Venus were once capable of hosting life, with a breathable atmosphere and water. What this also means: the human race is much more ancient than previously supposed, and we are but one small branch of it. They also confirm we have a much more ancient history on earth which is now lost to us. One of the friends of the W56 said the following:
"There are other peoples beside us, at various levels of civilization, but the man is universal.... As man is universal, albeit some secondary differences, all of them breathe oxygen in their atmosphere, of course with differences among them; we are very good to adapt from one place to another, so it has not been really a problem to come here on your earth." (Mass Contacts, p. 244, 245)There have been other confirmations of human extraterrestrials (see U.S. Military Confirmation of the Human Extraterrestrials of Emanuel Swedenborg. Sergeant Clifford Stone, who was involved in UFO crash retrievals, stated that among our scientists they were puzzled as to why the human form seemed to be the universal form, or why life tended to the human form. Swedenborg answered this, which is described in the post Swedenborg on the Divine Order of Human Evolution:
"Love or volition is constantly striving toward the human form and toward everything the human form comprises... Clearly then, life (which is love and its consequent volition) is constantly striving toward the human form; and since the human form comprises everything that is within us, it follows that love or volition is engaged in a constant effort to form all these things. The reason this effort is toward the human form is that God is a Person and divine love and wisdom is the life of that Person. This is the source of every trace of life... There are thousands upon thousands of things within us that are acting in unison, totally united in their effort toward an image of the life that is their source so that we can become his vessel and dwelling. We can see from this that love--and from love, our volition, and from volition, our hearts--is constantly striving toward the human form." (Angelic Wisdom concerning Divine Love and Wisdom, n. 400)I should mention here, that one friend of W56 indicated that the Darwinian theory of evolution is not true. One species does not evolve into another species, and when there is an evolvement, it is usually degenerative. Some other cause must be sought, and while some may propose artificial genetic manipulation, the ultimate cause of all life is spiritual.
A SPIRITUAL FRIENDSHIP
The purpose of the contacts was to raise our spiritual understanding, and unfortunately it ended as somewhat a failure on the part of the contactees. Love, to them, is an actual living entity or energy, which gets stronger and manifests more in a group. And this is why this contact is known as the "Friendship" case. They were interested in having us open up the higher levels of our mind, and although they did not quite understand what was going on I could see where it was leading. In the doctrines of the New Church, it is important for each person to open up the higher level spiritual understanding towards a life of love.
This spiritual aspect of love and friendship is similar to the doctrines of the New Church, and perhaps I will have time to explore this further in another blog post...