Welcome to this site, envisioned as an online class engaged in what I am calling Cosmic Pluralism Studies but includes what is more commonly known as “ufology”.

Contact:

michaeldj1950@gmail.com

This post will serve as the menu of site content.

Any and all material here, that has been written by me, is free and okay for anyone to use without restriction or conditions (including attribution). The purposes here are to provide an online course of study and also provide a model for academic institutions who have finally recognized that this subject (as of 2019) just got “real”.

SHORT ESSAYS and TOOLS

The Dawning of Clarity (Realizing Our Contextual Reality)

LECTURES

In Lecture number 1, an outline of this course of study is introduced:

Lecture One: Introduction

In Lecture number 2, we jump to the subject angle that is now bringing significant public attention onto this field of study:

Lecture Two: Military/UFO Encounters, part one

Lecture Three: NY Times, May 26 2019, gives 5 US Navy pilots a voice

Lecture Four: Military/UFO Encounters, part 3

Lecture Five: American Government’s Very Beginning Examination of UFOs

Lecture Six: Project Grudge, February 1949 to March 1952

Lecture Seven: The Shifting to the Debunking Mode and the Robertson Panel Agenda

Lecture Eight: 1953-1969, US Government Tries to Put UFOs Out of Sight

Lecture Nine: Surveying the Databases for Close Encounters of 3rd and 4th Kind Cases

Lecture Ten: The Work of Dr. Ardy Sixkiller Clarke

Lecture Eleven: Overview of Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Lecture Twelve: Overview of Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind (with new sub-category added)

Lecture Thirteen: The Issue of Hidden Government Programs

Lecture Fourteen: Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind and Military and Intelligence Officials

Lecture Fifteen: And, in conclusion….

LECTURES and PAPERS GROUPED BY SUBJECT

Additional material (such as youtube clips, news articles, etc) beyond the lectures and papers by me for each subject are identified in the next section, “Additional Course Resources”.

General Overview and Hypotheses

Lecture: Introduction (includes summary of the hypotheses)

Lecture 15: And, in conclusion…

The United States Government and UFOs

U.S. Government and UFOs lecture series, part 1

U.S. Government and UFOs, lecture series part 2 (conclusion)

Close Encounters of the Third and Fourth Kind

Close Encounters of the Third and Fourt Kind lecture series, part 1

Close Encounters of the Third and Fourth Kind lecture series, part 2 (conclusion)

Paper: South American CE3 cases from 1976 Lorenzen book

Paper: Notes from The Communion Letters

Military/UFO Encounters

Military/UFO Encounters lecture series

Civilian UFO Groups and Efforts

Paper: History of Civilian UFO Investigations

Paper: Contemporary (as of 2019) Researchers and Analysts

Additional Course Resources

—The Hypotheses and Overview: lectures #1;
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—Military/UFO Encounters: lectures #2; #3; #4;

—Civilian UFO Investigation Groups and Efforts: Historical overview article ; List with links of active researchers and analysts; Field of UFOLOGY flow chart by J. Randall Murphy

—Close Encounters of the Third and Fourth Kind: lectures: #9; #10; #11; South American cases from Lorenzen 1976 files; NY Times 2011 article/obituary on Budd Hopkins, artist and abduction research pioneer; A blogger’s review of Ardy Sixkiller Clarke’s 4th book;

2013 interview with Ardy Clarke ;

—The US Government and UFOs: lectures #5; 6; #7 ; #8 ; #13; KB article on NRO references in UFO lit; PJD on AF 2017 reporting guidelines ; Bryan Bender/Politico–9/11/19–Congressman Frustrated by Navy Response ; Michio Kaku, Sept 20 2019, excerpt quote Fox TV news interview:

A-Burden

—Schools and UFO events: Fox News repost summary of Aussie news article on 1966 Westall event ;

RESOURCES 

~~From this site:

History of Civilian UFO Investigations and Studies

Currently Active UFO Research/Analysis Network

Briefing with key news & resource links for developments from Dec 2017 to May 2019

Notes: South American Close Encounters, 3rd Type, from Lorenzen files

A (non-ufo) Field Investigation (personal history)

Resources for studies in this arena of focus necessarily must come from many other disciplines and fields of study (nearly an endless list!).

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~~Background and context from off-site:

Anaximander 610-546 BCE (noted early Greek philisopher, broke from closed universe view of cosmos encased in celestial vault; thought beings elsewhere, ie cosmic pluralism)

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/was-giordano-bruno-burned-at-the-stake-for-believing-in-exoplanets/

Compilation of UFO organizations worldwide (very up to date)

Keith Basterfield article on available info on NRO-related role with UFOs

Expanding Our Perceptual Reach Into the Cosmos and Exoplanets with Webb Space Telescope

JOURNAL

Disclosure Journal #1, May 2019

Disclosure Journal #2, June 2019

Random Notes and Quotes: July 2019 thru December 2019

YOUTUBE CLASSES 

The songs played at our Operation Right To Know White House demonstration, July 5 1993:

UFOLOGY NEWS LINKS

—Billy Cox, reporter for Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Florida) who has active UFO blog with fresh reporting:

http://devoid.blogs.heraldtribune.com

—The VAULT, “Virtual Analytical UAP Learning Tool” hosted by To The Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences:

https://dpo.tothestarsacademy.com/blog/tts-academy-releases-details-for-the-vault-the-worlds-most-comprehensive-uap-intelligence-tool

—National UFO Reporting Center, managed by Peter Davenport:

http://nuforc.org

Tracking UFO reports in my region using above database:

https://cosmic-pluralism-studies.academy/northern-california-ufo-reports-july-2019-thru/

—Alejandro Rojas

Den of Geek articles:

https://www.denofgeek.com/us/authors/alejandro-rojas

Opem Minds TV:

Alejandro Rojas

—Kevin Randle

http://kevinrandle.blogspot.com

—UFO news from Politico (byline mostly Bryan Bender):

https://www.politico.com/tag/ufos

—Joe Murgia of Las Vegas ufo news with many interview transcriptions by him:

http://www.ufojoe.net

—Steve McDaniel has compiled a good 1 stop resource site:

https://www.awesome-ufo.com

UFO LORE DATABASES

—J Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies

This largely inactive org now does have an extensive archived online database of cases and more, available via the sidebar links here:

http://cufos.org

—Manuel Lamiroy’s Exopaedia:

http://www.exopaedia.org/alpha.php

(Here is his article re: the organization I co founded with Ed Komarek: http://www.exopaedia.org/Operation+Right+To+Know )

—Albert Rosales: Humanoid Contact Database

Note: the compiler informs us that he took an unfiltered approach and therefore he says readers need to take care to discern cases known to be hoaxes.

http://ufoinfo.com/humanoid/

—Archives for the Unexplained

https://dpo.tothestarsacademy.com/blog/archives-for-the-unexplained

Book: “Files of the Unexplained”

—Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/lifestyle/magazine/amp-stories/tangent-on-ufos-they-re-back/

ACADEMICS & INSTITUTIONS OF INTEREST

New Paradigm College, Lucerne CA

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Jeffrey Kripal of Rice University

Course reading:

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Thomas Bullard, PhD Folklorist

Course reading:

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Chris Mattmann, PhD of University of Southern California 2018 UFO data analysis project by students

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Princeton University Press book by Jeffrey Bennett (astrophysicist, educator)

Course Reading:

9780691135496

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Online UFO courses, $75 for Continuing Ed certificate, $50 without:

https://www.universalclass.com/i/course/study-of-ufos.htm

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Richard Dolan’s 9 online UFO courses, each $197, hosted by International Metaphysical University (link to 1st intro course). Update:

I see you link to Richard Dolan’s Introduction to Ufology course. This has been moved to UfologyWeb.com and the price has been reduced to $97

Would you be so kind as to update your link? Here’s the new home for the course: https://www.ufologyweb.com/introduction-to-ufology
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Five psychology academics’ Extraterrestrial Enthusiasts Research Project:

https://sites.google.com/view/eerp-psychology/home

“The Extraterrestrial Enthusiast Research Project (E.E.R.P) is a team of psychological researchers interested in how belief in life beyond our planet influences individuals in a number of unique ways and viewing that influence from several different perspectives. Asking psychological, anthropological, and sociological questions, and as we interact with members of the community, our team is examining UFO and extraterrestrial believers to help both believers and non-believers to better understand the community as a whole.”

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David Pares, modern-day model for Emmett Brown (Back to Future fictional mad scientist) or Zephraim Cochrane (Star Trek fictional mad scientist)? Article good description of localized warp drive potential:

Vice Magazine: Scientist still working on warp drive in garage

MESSAGE TO EDUCATORS

Hello,

I am writing to educators, academics, and academic institutions to encourage the adoption of a course of study related to the issue of “ufos” (the most commonly used term though the United Stated government and many others today prefer the term “unidentified aerial phenomenon” or “uap”).

Despite the “breaking news” on this subject since the NY Times report of December 2017 (when they identified a Pentagon UFO study program and released Navy pilot film), signs of a continued avoidance to addressing this subject remain.

Nevertheless, there are beginning signs of a growing recognition of the need to address this, no matter where this leads. In September 2019, Politico’s Bryan Bender noted an interesting statement by the Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Committee, Matk Walker (R-NC). Walker had been making inquiries in a partially frustrated attempt to determine whether the Chinese or Russians have made an extraordinary and dramatic leap in technology. It appears he may be realizing something else may be happening:

“In a recent interview, Walker, a former pastor, also acknowledged that he is open to the possibility that there are no easy explanations—or the answers could change how humanity perceives the known universe.”

Since preparing a course of study for a long-ignored subject may be a difficult and confusing process at the start, I want to identify a resource that can serve as a good starting point for that:

THE UFO ENCYCLOPEDIA, 3rd Edition, Two Volumes, edited by Jerome Clark. (Make sure you get the 2018 released 3rd edition; published by OMNIGRAPHICS.)

There are very limited UFO courses in a very small number of academic institutions; these may serve as helpful models.

There are also a few expensive online UFO courses of study.

Since I have had 50 plus years of intermittently engaging in a concentrated study of the subject, I began in late May 2019 to write educational content for different aspects of this subject:

http://cosmic-pluralism-studies.academy

As stated there, the material can be freely adopted, or utilized in any way, without attribution.

Finally, it would be great to see academic institutions as a safe refuge for encounter experiencers to relate their experiences in a setting that adheres to strict standards in research, something often lacking in the uncredentialed arena of ufology.

Thankyou for considering this.
MJ

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Past Event

1993 White House Demonstration

Suggested Public Survey

Survey: Addressing Potential Extraterrestrial Visitation and Contact

Demographic Factors

1 Gender ______
2 Age _____
3 Vocation ___________________
Comments:
4 Religion ___________________
Comments:
5 Political Orientation _______
Comments:
6 Education Level _____________
7. Location (State and whether rural, urban, or suburban) _________________________________

Survey Questions

Are homo sapiens the crown of creation, or most intelligent living species, in the universe?
Yes ___
No ___
Don’t know ___
Comments:

If YES above, do at least primitive life forms exist elsewhere in the universe?
Yes ___
No ___
Don’t know ___
Comments:

Have you ever witnessed what is commonly known as a “ufo” or “uap”
(Unidentified flying object or unidentified aerial phenomenon)?
Yes ___
No ___
Not sure ___
Comments:

If YES above, was the nature of sighting subsequently explained to your satisfaction?
Yes ___
No ___
Comments:

If NO above, did you form an opinion, or somehow conclude, on what the sighted ufo was?
Yes ___
No ___
Different opined possibilities ___
Comments:

Is earth currently being visited by beings from one or more advanced alien civilizations?
Yes ___
No ___
It is something else unknown ___
Don’t know ___
Comments:

Has such visitation occurred in the distant past?
Yes ___
No ___
Something else unknown ___
Don’t know ___
Comments:

Are you aware of the Alcubierre equation or at least the basic notion of possibly warping space locally?
Yes ___
No ___
Vaguely ___
Comments:

Have you read ufo literature?
Extensively ___
Moderately ___
Very little ___
Never ___
Comments:

Please check the phrases, completing the partial sentence set off in quotes, that fit you or that you are in agreement with. Check as many that do.
“The idea of a generally unacknowledged covert ET presence here…..”
>> arouses mild anxiety ___
>> arouses moderate anxiety ___
>> makes me very nervous ___
>> is a very boring subject ___
>> is plainly crazy ___
>> is something I never think of ___
>> is awesome to contemplate ___
>> is something I think is so ___
>> is just not credible ___
>> is maybe reality ___
>> means, if true, that we face a threat ___
>> means, if true, that there are beings who may overtly intervene to save us or the planet ___
>> means, if true, that we are being passively observed without interference ___
>> means, if true, who knows what ___
>> conflicts with my religious beliefs ___
>> should, if confirmed by a government, be kept under wraps ___
>> should, if secretly confirmed by a government, be revealed to everyone ___
>> is a wrong idea based on incorrectly interpreting what are instead the signs of a demonic presence ___
>> is a wrong idea based on incorrectly interpreting what are instead the signs of an angelic presence ___
>> is a wrong idea based on incorrectly interpreting what are instead the signs of both angels and demons present here ___
>> is a wrong idea based on incorrectly interpreting what is instead signs from non physical or subtle dimensions of existence ___
>> is a wrong idea based on incorrectly interpreting what instead are actually signs of secret and advanced government projects ___
>> is a wrong idea based on incorrectly interpreting what are instead the signs of an as yet unknown advanced species, one or more, native to our planet ___
>> is a wrong idea based on incorrectly interpreting what are instead time travelers in action ___
>> is delusional because interstellar travel is impossible ___
>> is an idea we are now ready to address ___

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