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Movies like “Star Wars” and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and TV shows like “Star Trek” shaped my early wonder and imagination. My love of science fiction had taken flight.
What are they looking at?
In 1985, my world view or should I say view of the Universe changed immensely. At age fifteen, I was leaving Friendly’s family restaurant chain known for their ice cream sundaes. It was night time, but something big and bright was shining down on that Main Street in Mt. Kisco, NY. I noticed a few others looking up. I believe I even said out loud, “What are they looking at?” I was accompanied by two associates. We all looked up and stared at this enormous disc full of one very bright white light. There were tiny lights of yellow and red flicking on and off. It was mesmerizing.
Slowly, the giant unidentified flying object, or U.F.O. the size of at least one, if not, two football fields, drifted away from us. We must have watched it for about five or six minutes. And then walked to our car. Those five or six minutes would leave an incredible impression on me. In 1985, unless you happen to be carrying a camera, there was no way to capture it. And then who could you share your extraordinary experience with? Are you crazy? Yes, I must be crazy. Okay, we got that out of the way.
The local news reported it as a weather balloon. That was NO weather balloon.
I had just witnessed a sight right out of “Close Encounters” and had to keep the experience to myself. I now had a slight obsession with this movie as Richard Dreyfus’ character had with the mountain he kept seeing in his mind.
The Truth is Out There
In the early 90’s there was a TV show called “Sightings” that mentioned what could have been the sighting I saw. Other than “The X-Files” expanding my imagination, there was nothing about U.F.O.s in any real sense of investigation in main stream or on prime time news programs.
With the increasing popularity of social media platforms like You Tube and smart phones giving people immediate ways of capturing and sharing sightings, chatter about the phenomenon was coming to life. Every once in a while a sighting would make the local news wherever it occurred. And then there was always some sort of punchline. No more punchlines!
Welcome to the Clubhouse
Fast forward to my introduction to The Clubhouse app on February 6, 2021. I was all excited to join film and entertainment clubs and anything that interested me. I am a screenwriter and write in various genres including science fiction.
At some point I came across some clubs talking about U.F.O.s or U.A.P.s and aliens. It blew my mind. Strangers openly sharing their U.F.O. sightings. Some brave souls went further with their alien abduction experiences. WOW! I began learning a whole new language. Not Vulcan. I was hearing about all sorts of theories about space crafts, aliens, frequencies, dimensions and star seeds. Are they ours? Theirs? Both? Are they Russian? Chinese? If so, the United States is in big trouble.
The more I listened, the more my curiosity was peaked. Soon I felt brave enough to share my U.F.O. sighting on a Clubhouse stage. These strangers were no longer strangers. When I’m in a club room talking about the phenomenon I ping in my newly found friends and they ping me in too. We’re a family, a community.
Ufology: Countdown to Disclosure
Clubhouse has this Creator First pilot series. Club hosts applied to be one of a small group of clubs to host their shows in the Clubhouse Headquarters room. One of these clubs was Roderick Martin’s Extraterrestrial Evidence. The pilot show was titled, “Ufology.” I had been listening to their club for months now and was so excited to listen to their pilot show on the main Clubhouse stage. Roderick was the main host who mixed in some humor with his paranormal discussion. Tiffany Meyers was Roderick’s co-host. She added to the conversation and controlled the administrative flow in the room. She brought audience members up to the stage and googled things mentioned in the discussion. Roderick and Tiffany are both M.U.F.O.N. investigators. M.U.F.O.N. stands for Mutual UFO Network. The slogan for their club is:
‘It’s time to believe.’
So, on Thursday, May 20th, 2021, the audience of hundreds that stemmed from various other U.F.O. related clubs all gathered to witness history. It was definitely Clubhouse history. The line-up consisted of a very diverse group of influencers, experiencers and experts in the field. The guests included Kathleen Marden, Barbara Lamb, Alan Steinfeld, Whitley Strieber, Billy Carson and Linda Moulton Howe. Other U.F.O. related club hosts were eager to support Roderick and Tiffany as their pilot show represented everyone as a community. Never before had the U.F.O. community of enthusiasts had a place to come together and discuss things.
There are, of course, conventions, but with Clubhouse you’ll get people who wouldn’t dream of attending those events. Clubhouse gives people with the smallest curiosity the opportunity to expand their minds and explore their imaginations. https://extraterrestrialevidence.com/
Who is Kathleen Marden?
Kathleen’s aunt and uncle were Barney and Betty Hill. When Kathleen was thirteen years old in New Hampshire, 1961, her aunt and uncle became the first couple to have an official case in the U.S. government. The investigation involved Dr. Jacque Vallee, an expert who was an inspiration for the French agent character in “Close Encounters.”
Barney and Betty were driving one night in September. They got out of their car after seeing a U.F.O. They woke up some time later and thirty five miles away. Their clothes were torn. Magnetized spots were all over their car. The Hills spoke only to the military and close family members. The Hills were actually invited to Lyndon B. Johnson’s inauguration.
In the discussion, Kathleen mentioned how dis-informants made things even tougher than they already were. She saw how events and things were being covered up first hand.
Kathleen mentioned the Robertson Panel, made up of non-military scientists to study Air Force records on U.F.O.s for a few days in January 1953 dating back to 1947. It seems the panel was not seeing these flying saucers as threats. The panel was more concerned with the public’s knowledge turning into ‘mass hysteria’ like what happened after Orson Welles’ radio play rendition in 1938 of H.G. Wells “War of the Worlds.”
Who is Barbara Lamb?
A psychotherapist and regression therapist, Barbara Lamb, has regressed thousands of people with alien encounters. Lamb has also been involved with numerous crop circle discoveries.
Lamb believes there are hybrids, half human, half alien. She says that some hybrids live on ships while others live on Earth. Lamb also believes the U.S. government not only knows about hybrids, but is involved with special hybrid programs.
A clubhouse audience member asked Barbara what she knew about ‘star seeds.’ Barbara explained that aliens study our emotions and habits. She mentioned that star seeds are ‘people who live of service led by aliens for doing good.’ All star seeds have their own agendas. https://barbaralambregressions.com/
Who is Alan Steinfeld?
Alan Steinfeld is the author of a new book, ‘Making Contact: Preparing for the New Realities of Extraterrestrial Existence.’ The book contains writings by Darryl Anka, Grant Cameron, Nick Pope, Linda Moulton Howe, Whitley Strieber and others.
Steinfeld, often one of Roderick’s co-hosts in Extraterrestrial Evidence, mentioned how we as a society need to raise our ‘consciousness.’ Humans need to ‘be open, be receptive.’ Steinfeld also said we are ‘stepping into the unknown wonder, creativity.’ IG: alan_steinfeld
Steinfeld: ‘We are to know we’re not alone collectively.’
Who is Whitley Strieber?
Strieber is also a subject in Steinfeld’s book. If I mention ‘Communion’ does that ring any bells? It was a very popular book made even more popular by the 1989 movie, “Communion” starring Christopher Walken. The story is based on Strieber’s own experiences as an abductee.
Strieber recalls the graphic experience involving a bug-like being placing a needle in his head. He explained being raped. A doctor confirmed Strieber had been raped. Strieber and his family were the laughing stock for many years.
Whitley’s neighbor realized years later after the Communion book was released that he most likely witnessed it. At first the neighbor thought it was the Goodyear Blimp. Upon a closer look, he witnessed lights turn on and heard someone screaming from the craft.
In the discussion on Clubhouse, Whitley mentioned having an implant. He had worked with Dr. Roger Lier. Lier is known for doing surgery on people believing they have implants. A recent documentary by Jeremy Corbell called “Patient Seventeen” featured Dr. Lier who passed away a few years ago.
Whitley Strieber stressed that his experience had changed over the years. At first he reluctantly requested their return. And then his whole perspective changed. His books seem to have taken on a new spiritual direction.
Whitley shared what the aliens told him about Earth. He said they’d emerge when Earth reached a time of no return. This could suggest that all the bad things taking place on this planet are destroying its chances of survival, a serious stage of decline. https://www.unknowncountry.com/
Who is Linda Moulton Howe?
Linda Moulton Howe is a journalist and investigative reporter on “Ancient Aliens.” Linda talked about a measure inserted into the Covid Funding Bill that President Trump signed eluding to 180 days for agencies to disclose everything they had on U.F.O.s. The report is to be released in June 2021.
Many experts and enthusiasts have discussed the possibility that the report could be delayed for whatever reasons. On Clubhouse, Linda expressed her anger towards the U.S. government for keeping the truth from the American public for decades.
“Is Congress going to reply or not?”
She later asks the panel and the audience, “What kind of country are we in?”
Linda mentions how Senator Harry Reid had pushed for funding to AATIP, Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program. Louis Elizondo was the head of AATIP until a few years ago. Elizondo has been at the forefront of these leaked military videos displaying three different U.F.O. or U.A.P., Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon. The AATIP program is now called the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force. Senator Marco Rubio is now leading the charge to get this disclosure document released.
According to Linda, in May 2020, in Mage, Brazil, a United States military craft used a direct energy laser-type weapon to attack an unfriendly U.F.O. Linda asks, “How did the U.S. even know to go to Brazil?” Sound like a 50’s style B-movie? Whatever you believe, Brazil has been a U.F.O. hotspot.
Linda mentions that there are aliens who are friendlies, neutrals and hostiles. https://www.earthfiles.com/
Who is Billy Carson?
Billy Carson is the founder and CEO of 4BiddenKnowledge Inc. and 4BiddenKnowledge TV, a new streaming conscious network. Carson is an expert host on “Deep Space,” a series by Gaia. “Deep Space” explores the secret space program about amazing technologies and their possible origins. On another Gaia program Carson hosts, “Ancient Civilizations,” a team of scholars uncover the mysteries of our origins and pieces together forgotten history.
In the Clubhouse discussion, Carson mentioned we humans need to approach the aliens with ‘intelligence, not fear.’ He mentioned there are 132 worlds inside our solar system. He also suggested that there are ancestors inside all of us.
Carson talked about the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt and evidence of alien influence. The Great Pyramid does remain somewhat of a mystery. The mathematics used to build it and astrology displayed pointing to the stars is another mystery.
Billy, who often researches the past, asked the audience to look back at history. Our origins.
“Who are we? Where do we come from?”
There is increasing hype and excitement about a report to be released supposedly June 24th, 2021. So many secrets. So much time invested on this topic from countless people at the Pentagon, inside the military, paranormal investigators, E.T. experiencers or simply U.F.O. enthusiasts.
What is the U.S. government going to disclose? Do the Russians or the Chinese have advanced technology light years ahead of the United States? Are malicious aliens about to invade? Is that why we now have Space Force? What do they want? Why are they here? So many questions.
This disclosure report was a part of the Covid 19 Stimulus Package Bill in 2020 led by Senator Marco Rubio. And now that June is around the corner, some people are holding their breath for full disclosure while others are nonchalantly awaiting what will be extremely light information. Drip, drip, drip.
The timing is interesting. These leaked U.F.O. reports coming out now with the disclosure report supposedly being released in June 2021 while we’re in a year-long plus pandemic makes one wonder if it’s all connected.
Is this the Great Reset? Are we humans supposed to ascend to a higher frequency so we can communicate with the aliens telepathically? Is this the Age of Aquarius?
The age of the what? If you Google Age of Aquarius and look at the meaning you get the following:
The Age of Aquarius, or simply the Aquarian Age, is an astrological time period that the Earth is currently moving into. … In astrological meaning, the age of Pisces (the world we’re leaving behind) represents power, money and control. Astrologically, the Age of Aquarius represents cooperation, humanitarianism and peace. “Let the sunshine in.”
“Our soul is the most important part of good and bad in the universe,” says Linda Moulton Howe.
Senator Harry Reid stresses that the U.S. government should be studying this phenomenon. Reid is one of the subjects in the documentary, “The Phenomenon,” directed by James Cox.
The important thing is whatever and whenever the disclosure report is released that the people share their stories on Clubhouse and elsewhere. That’s the most truthful disclosure. Witnesses know what they’re seeing in the skies. Credible witnesses like ex-Air Force and even current Air Force report objects that do 90 degree turns at impossible speeds and then dive into our oceans like it’s nothing. How do they fly? And what the hell is in our oceans? Alien bases? It’s something to take seriously.
If these objects or ships move the way they do signifying they have no need for oil or gas and that there is such a thing as ‘free energy’ that information could change EVERYTHING! It would change the world. Imagine cleaner water, air, feeding the homeless and every human on the planet. It would mean a major shift in global corporations and money. So, it is understandable on many levels why the U.S. government would be extremely careful about this disclosure. And this is just one theory.
On disclosure, Whitley Strieber exclaimed “We’re just at the beginning.”
If you want to learn more about the topic here are some additional experts in the field you can look up; Jeremy Corbell, Luis Elizondo, Dr. Steven Greer, Jacque Vallee, Christopher Mellon, Bob Lazar, and George Knapp.
We’ll see what happens in June. I may have to follow up with a part-two some time later. In the meantime, I’ll keep looking up. You should do the same.
You just never know when an alien will pop up in your local store to pick up beef jerky.
Posted by Rossman In Your Head
*Originally post was Oct 21, 2020 on another site.
“Kiss the Ground” is a groundbreaking and eye-opening documentary about soil and how we can use it to improve farming and reverse climate change. Filmmakers Joshua and Rebecca Tickell and narrator Woody Harrelson share their vision for what is known as regeneration, the renewal or restoration of a body or biological system.
“We must harness the regenerative power of earth itself,” states Harrelson.
SPOILER ALERT! I am about to discuss everything in this documentary so if you want to see it first go to Netflix, chill and come back here to revisit.
The Dust Bowl
The plow was a popular machine that drilled and turned the soil on farms to plant seeds. In the 1930s, America saw erosion in ‘the Dust Bowl.’ Farmers tilled fields and left the soil exposed. The Southern Plains from Texas to Nebraska were hit by a severe drought with intense dust storms and high winds killing people and livestock. It was a significant part of the Great Depression, 1929-1933. It moved farming families out of the area. By 1934, roughly 200 million acres were destroyed in the Great Plains.
President Roosevelt establishes Soil Conservation Service
Seeing the devastation in person, President Franklyn D. Roosevelt developed Soil Conservation Service to save America’s soil. Today it’s known as the National Resources Conservation Service or N.R.C.S. The mission is to reduce tilling and plowing, but they continue today.
People don’t like change
Farmers have been farming the same way for decades and don’t like change. They don’t understand the principles of working the soil and making the soil work for them.
Everything runs on carbon.
Human beings are built on carbon. Microbes in soil feed off carbon. Carbon is the driving force. Carbon dioxide is a gas. Human beings breathe carbon dioxide out. Plants breathe carbon dioxide in. Additionally, human beings create carbon dioxide by burning fossil fuels. That burned carbon dioxide heads into the skies and stays up there.
Carbon isn’t all bad. It’s actually good. Plants, using sunlight as energy, pull carbon dioxide out of the air. The plants turn it into carbon fuel and that helps them grow. Plants take in carbon dioxide and use it for carbon and producing oxygen.
Forty percent of carbon entering the ground goes directly to microorganisms; worms, amoeba and other microbes. This forms nutrients. Micro-organisms make a glue-like substance out of carbon fuel. They control the flow of air and water in pockets.
The Soil is Alive!
Soil absorbs carbon dioxide out of the air and stores it. It’s a universe of life. There are more bacteria cells than human cells in the body. More than half of the human body is made up of micro-organisms. Amazing!
Chemicals and Pesticides
Crops sprayed by chemicals and pesticides leave far less microbes, micro-organisms, thus, nutrients in our food. The nutrients that strengthen our bodies and make us healthy are depleted.
The more farmers till the soil, the weaker the soil gets. Then those farmers rely on pesticides and chemicals to save their weakening fields. This is the awful relentless cycle of industrial agriculture.
Glyphosate Most Likely Causes Cancer
Corn is mostly sprayed with glyphosate, a chemical that most likely causes cancer. Absorb that for a moment. Has it sunk in yet? Glyphosate has been discovered in our drinking water. Bottoms up. Chemical and pesticide companies like Monsanto are now being sued for millions in lawsuits by cancer patients. So, next time you’re looking to purchase Roundup to spray your garden, think again. Glyphosate not only kills microbes in the soil, but in humans too.
Since the 1970s, we have lost one-third of Planet Earth’s top soil. We have one world and we’re losing it. We have one home and we’re letting it go to wasteland.
Allan Savory, the Founder of Holistic Management, talks about desertification, destroying the soil, turning it into erosion, desert. Soil, plants and earth are connected. Without living, thriving plants, there will be more erosion. More plants equals more rain. With more carbon dioxide in the air, warming things up, rain clouds are pushed away. When plants thrive, rain clouds are more likely to stick around.
Poor Land = Poor People
By changing the micro-systems we can affect macro-systems and regenerate the world. In the meantime, people are being pushed off their eroding land, becoming refugees. Poor land leads to poor people. Suddenly, there’s a social breakdown. And the weather becomes more unpredictable with wild floods in some areas.
60 Harvests Left
Could there really only be only 60 harvests left? Paul Hawkin wrote a book called Drawdown about how we can reverse the climate crisis. Hawkins suggests we use biosequestration or the removal of carbon from the atmosphere by photosynthetic plants and bacteria. Basically, we take the carbon dioxide from the air and hold it in the soil, retaining it.
“Our farms are going to dust. Our farmers are going to bust,” says Gabe Brown.
Gabe Brown calls himself a regenerative rancher. He believes livestock should roam freely. After struggling to farm the usual ways, Brown took a chance by implementing natural ways of farming. Plows should not till the land. His machines cut very little grass. When rain hits tilled soil it runs away from the soil. This prevents the ground to absorb water and carbon dioxide.
Free the Livestock
Almost all of the crops are for feeding animals. Monoculture farming holds feedlots where cows are shoved into tight spaces on top of each other, causing greenhouse gases.
When cows roam freely they don’t push GHG (Greenhouse gas) into the air. The gases seep back into the soil below, restoring it. Feedlots send GHG way up into the atmosphere and the carbon dioxide doesn’t come back down to return to the earth. The cows aren’t the problem. It’s how and where the cows are placed that determines the outcome.
Take the Money and Run?
Farmers are hesitant to change their farming ways when they’re guaranteed money before entering their fields. The United States gives $25 billion in subsidies.
Most farmers barely make a living. They struggle to make a few dollars per acre and that’s with the assistance of subsidies and GMOs. Brown’s ranch makes significantly more money farming the natural way.
Brown also stresses that diversification is key to reversing climate change. Brown grows wheat, barley, oats, alfalfa, vegetables, etc. His ranch also has bees producing honey. His animals include lamb, pigs and cows. Brown says diversity builds resiliency into the ecosystem.
Most farmers work farms owned by someone else. When land owners and farmers can see for themselves the difference between old school farming and natural regenerative farming, they won’t go back to those old ways. Farmers will see the profits too. Farmers could make $100 billion annually! Farmers could reduce and eventually avoid subsidies all together.
If politicians don’t see this or push this forward it’ll be up to the people. Educate the farmers. Let the farmers educate the people. Let the people tell everyone they know.
Ian Somerhalder, actor and environmental activist, says that tall grass is perfect for capturing carbon dioxide back into the soil. The ability to add more carbon dioxide back into the land can happen globally. Somerhalder says cow poop is full of microbes that would be ideal to fertilize the land.
Food For Thought in San Francisco
What if all those trash piles covering the land in landfills could be put to work, making the earth healthier? The idea is to collect leftover food and turn it into compost. Compost assists soil in holding water. It’s a natural sponge.
In San Francisco, California, residents have three different disposal cans; trash, recycling and compost. The program of taking trash and turning it into compost is so successful that any residents not placing food waste into the compost cans could be fined. Empty trash cans are very much encouraged. If the trash can is full, the authorities will charge you.
Seven hundred tons of food scraps are being turned into compost daily. Food waste is full of nutrients and carbon. It’s sorted at a facility and goes through a process that further refines it into compost. Then the compost heads to a farm to regenerate the earth.
San Francisco developed into the most renewable city in just a few short years. It’s economy has blossomed too. If it can work there the same model can be replicated in Los Angeles, Moscow and every city around the world.
In many ways, compost is about community. All the people in the area come together for a common purpose, healing the earth. There’s also the community of microbes breaking down the physical trash. One man or woman’s trash should be everyone’s treasure.
Collecting Food Scraps in Detroit, Michigan
Murray collects food scraps from restaurants to make good rich dirt. She wants to keep food waste out of the landfills. Pashon is passionate about the environment. You should be too.
Poop belongs in the loop
Actor and Founder of GiveLove.org, Patricia Arquette went to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, to help the people rebuild after the devastating 2010 earthquake. It was discovered that water under the soil was getting contaminated. Sanitation was bad throughout the area. Bad sanitation could lead to diseases.
Patricia taught the Haitians how to turn their toilets into compost-friendly toilets. “People can learn to do this everywhere,” says Arquette. Her team went out to additional places like Uganda to educate people.
A sign on one of the compost-like restrooms reads: Poop belongs in the loop.
Ryland Engelhart, executive director of “Kiss the Ground,” explains that there’s a way to eat healthy and heal the world simultaneously. A plant-rich diet is also known as a regenerative diet. “If you eat meat, you can eat from healthier farms. Meat from pasture-raised, grass-fed cows,” says David Bronner, CEO of Dr. Bronner’s.
Count Your Chickens
Those eggs you buy in the store that say ‘cage-free’ are still raised in confinement and fed mostly grain which means they have less nutrients. Chickens raised without confinements thrive because they eat whatever they find in the wild. That extra diversity adds to plentiful nutrients.
In “Kiss the Ground,” rancher Gabe Brown shows in a pan how much stronger and darker eggs are from roaming chickens than cage-free chickens raised in confinement. How do you like your eggs?
50% Regenerative Farms by 2025
Today only 5% of American farms are doing regenerative agriculture, healing soil. In 2015, Ray Archuleta, Conservation Agronomist, went to meet with Gabe Brown at his ranch. Their meeting blossomed into an all-out mission to save the soil. The Nature Conservancy partnered with the National Corn Growers’ Association to create Soil Health Partnership. The mission has a goal of 50% regenerative farms by 2025.
That’s a lot to achieve in a short amount of time. Then again, our planet is running out of time. So, anyway we can push people in the right direction as soon as possible the better off we all are.
Liu went to the most eroded place on earth, China. Liu and his team implemented regenerative agriculture on an area of deserted land the size of Belgium from 1994 to 2009, 14 years. The area went from being completely eroded to seeing green for miles in every direction. An amazing 14,000 square miles were regenerated.
“It’s not about religion. It’s not about politics. It’s about love,” says Maria Rodale, former CEO/ Chairman of Rodale, Inc. publishing.
As a reminder, narrator Woody Harrelson said, “We must harness the regenerative power of earth itself.” Harrelson adds, “I’ll make you a deal. I won’t give up and neither should you.”
Today is Wednesday, October 21, 2020. In less than two weeks, U.S. citizens will be voting on the next American president. It’s no secret that President Trump has no interest in the topic of climate change. Everything to him seems to be a hoax. In addition, he’s not a fan of scientists even though the entire world is dealing with a deadly virus. Trump has lead the Republican Party down a path of destruction. He released the pandemic team in place long before Covid-19 arrived. He did not hire them back when we needed every hand on deck. The largest contributors of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, China, India and the United States were all absent from the Paris Agreement on climate change. Trump took the U.S. out of this crucial Paris agreement.
The climate is going to worsen. As long as we keep burning fossil fuels and pumping carbon dioxide into the air, global warming will intensify. The earth’s climate will increasingly heat up, causing hurricanes, fires and floods the likes we’ve only seen in apocalyptic movies.
Even if ex-Vice President Joseph Biden becomes the next President of the United States, he will need to be reminded that the biggest threat to America and the world is not terrorism. It’s global warming! Biden has his own plan to battle climate change, but it’s not as immediate as the Green New Deal lead by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Hopefully, during the next four years, Democrats and Republicans can come together on this most important issue.
This blog is in many ways a summary of the content in “Kiss the Ground.” But if you haven’t seen the film, go see it on Netflix!!!
The issue of change has always been about politics and money. If we, the human race, hope to have any kind of future it will be up to the youth to educate everyone else since people don’t like change and generally are hard of hearing. The following Ted Talk is not in this movie. You may be familiar with her name and face, Greta Thunberg. Her Ted Talk is about getting people to stop talking about climate change and start acting on it.
“Once we start to act, hope is everywhere,” says Greta Thunberg.