Cosmic Hoax: A Critical Response

Dr Steven Greer

Given that this article will be very critical of Dr Greer’s film, ‘The Cosmic Hoax: An Exposé’ I first want to acknowledge Dr Greers contribution to Ufology and the cause of Disclosure. To not do so would be churlish. Although I do not believe that the success of the current disclosure movement has been dependent on his efforts in the past, his foundation of the Disclosure Project in 1993 and the landmark 2001 press conference at the National Press Club in Washington DC have helped create an environment in the public realm that is beneficial to the current disclosure movement. This critical response to this film is in no way meant to diminish those historical efforts or to subtract from the testimony of the courageous people who have previously come forward as a result of Dr Greer’s past leadership.

The film purports to be set out in three parts; Part I: Exo-Fascism, Part II: Exo-Racism, and Part III: Exo-Agnosticism. However, the structure of the film is not rigid on the lines of these three themes. The prefix ‘Exo’, from the Greek meaning: outside, outer, or external, is being used here to denote that these themes are related to extraterrestrials. For simplicity I’ll adress these three themes first.

Exo-Fascism is used to denote the political ideology that underpins the unconstitutional shadow government within the industrial/military complex that according to Dr Greer is monopolising extraterrestrial technology. Exo-Racism is used to suggest that there has been a campaign by the ‘Exo-Fascists’ to demonise or ‘dehumanise’ extraterrestrials within human culture with the express aim of making us unreceptive to extraterrestrial visitors. Exo-Agnosticism refers to the unwillingness of Luis Elizondo, Christopher Mellon, Jeremy Corbell, and others leading the current Disclosure movement to catagorically state that UFOs/UAPs are of extraterrestrial origin.

With regards to Exo-Fascism, I’m not going to dispute the appropriateness of the term. I’ve written before that I believe the current disclosure campaign which was initiated by former Senator Harry Reid with the creation of AATIP is an attempt to wrest control of data and technology related to UFOs/UAPs from powerful unconstitutional factions within the military/industrial complex and reassert democratic oversight, democratic accountability, and proper chain of command within military and agency structures with regards to UFOs/UAPs. The first step was to set up AATIP which was accountable to the executive branch of government, rather than the military, to gather as much information as possible. The second step, after AATIP was denied access to data held by these factions, was to harness public opinion to put pressure on Congress to set aside the historical stigma associated with the UFO/UAP subject and begin to reassert democratic oversight. We are now at Step three, which will likely take a couple more years, where Congress must wrest control of information, technology, and materials and place it in the hands of a constitutional and democratically accountable body.

With regards to Exo-Racism, I’d have to disagree with the argument put forward by Dr Greer. To suggest that negative depictions of aliens in movies and literature is a deliberate campaign by exo-fascists to ‘dehumanise’ extraterrestrial beings in the eyes of the general public to prepare them for a false flag alien invasion – which is in short the premise of Greer’s movie – is beyond preposterous. When thinking on this, it’s sobering to recall that HG Wells’ War of the Worlds was published in 1897, over 120 years ago. Is there anyone out there that believes that Alien, Mars Attacks, Predator, Starship Troopers, or Pitch Black are not entertainment but are really part of a secret plot by exo-fascists to brainwash you into hating extraterrestrials beings? Dr Greer also suggests that alien abductions and cattle mutilations, which he believes are all faked by exo-fascists, are the equivalent of antisemitic blood libel, comparing the historical mistreatment of jews, including by the Nazis, to his imagined exo-fascist propaganda campaign against extraterrestrial beings.

Now on to Exo-Agnosticism. I could quibble about the term. An agnostic is a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God and I’m pretty certain that those who Greer accuses of being Exo-Agnostics do not believe that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of the existence of extraterrestrials. It seems to me that Luis Elizondo, Christopher Mellon, and Jeremy Corbell, who were specifically identified by Greer in the film, just have an open mind and are honest enough to be clear that they don’t have enough evidence to categorically identify what the UFOs/UAPs are. Dr Greer, on the other hand, is 100% certain that extraterrestrials are visiting Earth in UFOs. Dr Greer offers no evidence of this, let alone proof, it seems to be an article of faith with Greer which might explain why he attributes a theological position, ‘agnosticism’, to his opponents who are open minded and do not have his faith.

Over the course of the movie, Dr Greer identifies and highlights 8 lies which he claims are in general circulation and are promoted by Elizondo and others in the media. I’m going to look at these in turn next.

  1. Extraterrestrials are Demons. Really? OK, I’ve heard Luis Elizondo mention that there are factions within the military/industrial complex who believe this but I’ve not heard him or anyone else promoting this in the media. Quite the opposite.
  2. It’s all inter-dimensional not extraterrestrial. Again, really? I’ve just never heard anyone make this suggestion, certainly not Luis Elizondo or those associated with him.
  3. We don’t have man-made UFOs. Of course we need to accept that ‘unidentified’ is subjective but a UFO is simply an Unidentified Flying Object. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t accept that some sightings over the last 80 years might be advanced human technology, specifically advanced US technology. Dr Greer may be attempting to suggest something more than this which I’ll address later.
  4. Aliens are abducting people. Who is saying this? Not Elizondo.
  5. Aliens are a threat therefore we need to build weapons in space. Again, has anyone heard Elizondo or anyone else for that matter suggest this?
  6. We do not know what UFOs are. This, Dr Greer suggests, is a lie. I don’t know what UFOs are. I suppose I’d like them to be extraterrestrial but I don’t know that they are. I’ve seen no proof that UFOs are extraterrestrial. Luis Elizondo who has had greater access to data, as former director of AATIP, than Dr Greer has, doesn’t know what UFOs are. Dr Greer offers no proof of what UFOs are but anyone who maintains an open mind, who doesn’t share his faith, is lying?
  7. The US Military does not have any aircraft that can perform in the way these UFOs maneuver. See number 3 for now. I’m aware that this is part of a broader point that Greer is making which I’ll address later.
  8. They are a threat to national security. I think if you were to ask anyone who watched the movie what their big take from it was then the suggestion that Elizondo and others are promulgating a threat narrative on behalf of exo-fascists would likely be it. A good place to start addressing the ‘threat narrative’ issue is to look at what Daniel Sheehan said in the movie.
Daniel Sheehan

“I know from direct conversations with Lue [Elizondo] and Chris [Mellon] that they know that the major military authorities with whom they’ve had very close communications realise that if in fact the extraterrestrials were hostile in their intent toward us they could have done anything they wanted to. They can come and go at their pleasure. So, in that regard they do not constitute a clear and present danger to our national security but they also know that they’re in the habit of getting their funding for all of their entire organisations, etc, by flagging threat and so they’re inclined to do that because, the simple fact is they don’t trust the people in Congress. They think the people in Congress are so Pavlovian in that they, in fact, distrust their constituents so much, that they have to scare them. And so they say well if we’re going to have to justify having hearings about the UFO issue we’re going to have to tell our people that they’re a potential threat to us. and so therefore they’re conning their own constituents…

Daniel Sheehan The Cosmic Hoax [41:50]

This seems pretty clear to me. Those who really want full disclosure now have professionals on their side who know how the game is played, who know which buttons to press, who have a strategy to achieve the ends that we all want. It’s 20 years since Dr Steven Greer held his press conference at the National Press Club, 28 years since the Disclosure Project was founded. How much has been achieved by amateurs, who don’t know how the game is played and who don’t have a strategy? In all the public interviews I’ve watched with Elizondo, Mellon and others, I’ve never seen them overstate the threat angle. In fact I’d say the threat angle is normally given the same weight as commercial and military aircraft safety. For Elizondo and Mellon the threat aspect is minor, it is a way of leveraging the military, Congress, and the media into taking the UFO/UAP issue seriously.

Ironically, Daniel Sheehan goes on to say in the film,

“Those of us in the CE5 [Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind] Community need to establish some kind of level of discourse with Lue Elizondo and Chris Mellon. All they have to do is let them know that we’re obviously sophisticated enough to know that what they’re saying publically, they know isn’t true.”

Obviously, the leader of the CE5 Community, Dr Steven Greer, isn’t “sophisticated enough” to understand this simple observation. Unless Dr Greer is being wilfully dishonest? Let me know in the comments what you think, is Dr Greer stupid or deceitful?

I think this would be the appropriate place to insert Daniel Sheehan’s public statement (click on images to enlarge) which you can read on Facebook HERE in which he explains that Dr Greer edited an interview he did, extracts of which were used in The Cosmic Hoax, to distort the meaning of what was said.

Now I’m going to address some of the miscellaneous points raised during the movie one by one.

Carol Rosin

Carol Rosin claims that Wernher von Braun warned her that an alien invasion would be faked as a way of controlling people. She claims that believing he only had 6 weeks to live, von Braun confided in her a secret plan. The final card to be turned over would be a faked alien invasion, the preceding card being a faked asteroid threat. Wernher von Braun is undoubtedly an eminent figure in 20th century rocket science, a former major in the SS, von Braun helped develop the V2 rocket and following Nazi Germany’s defeat in WW2 he moved to the USA where he played a significant role in the US Space program. In 1972, after leaving NASA, he joined Fairchild Industries where in 1974 he was joined by Carol Rosin who acted as his spokeperson. He died of pancreatic cancer in 1977 aged 65.

One of the things that ceased to amaze me long ago are the number of bizarre plans and programs developed by the US military during the Cold War. It is almost as though much of the creative and imaginative genuis of Hollywood were recruited and so I wouldn’t dispute that such a plan allegedly outlined by von Braun to Carol Rosin once existed but I think it’s a bit of a stretch to suggest that 50 years on and 30 years after the Cold War ended that this plan is now being set in motion. Besides, if I’m to follow the logic of the cards turning over one by one, shouldn’t we have a fake asteroid threat first?

Paola Harris

Journalist Paola Harris relates the story of a UFO crash in New Mexico about 20 miles from, and one month after, the detonation of the first atomic bomb, this would place the crash date in August 1945. The crash was witnessed by two young boys who approached the wreckage. Harris interviewed one of the witnesses who told of the dreadful screams of the 3 occupants as the wreckage burned.

I think this is quite an interesting case and Paola Harris deserves credit for investigating it. You can find out more about it HERE where Jacques Vallée discusses it in some detail. The problem comes when Paola Harris attempts to shoehorn this account into the film’s broad narrative by claiming that this event was extraterrestrials making a statement to the people of Earth. Have you ever heard anything so ridiculous in your life? 3 extraterrestrials deliberately crashed their vehicle, dying in agony to make a statement to the people of Earth? Does this sound plausible to you?

Greer makes a claim that extraterrestrials reached out to President Eisenhower near Edwards Airforce Base. The extraterrestrials wanted Eisenhower to stop testing Nuclear weapons because they were disrupting the fabric of the universe.

This claim was originally proposed by Michael Salla, he suggests that on Feb. 20, 1954 President Eisenhower interrupted his vacation in Palm Springs to meet two ‘Nordic’ extraterrestrials at Edwards Airforce Base. Alternatively, he went to the dentist which is the version of events you’ll find in Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Library corroborated by James Mixson, professor of dentistry and historian of presidential dental work. I think I know which version I believe, but regardless of what you think, this is an excellent example of Dr Steven Greer’s unscrupulous cherry picking because Michael Salla also claims that later in 1954, Eisenhower made a deal with the ‘Greys’ allowing them to capture earthling cattle and humans for medical experiments, provided that they returned the humans safely home. As you’ll probably know Greer believes that all cattle mutations and alien abductions are exo-fascist Psy Ops designed to feed our exo-racism. Why does Dr Steven Greer think that Michael Salla is a reliable source for the alleged ‘Nordic’ embassy but not the alleged ‘Grey’ embassy?

Col Ross Dedrickson

Col Ross Dedrickson US Air Force makes a couple of claims. First that extraterrestrials destroyed a nuclear weapon sent into space and then that in the late 1970s, early 1980s the USA attempted to explode nuclear weapons on the moon but that this was unacceptable to the extraterrestrials who destroyed the weapons.

I think the first claim refers to an incident recounted by Prof Robert Jacobs in which he witnessed an unarmed ballistic missile (not a nuclear weapon as claimed) being shot down by a UFO, It is quite an interesting story and so I’ve embedded a video of Prof Jacobs’ recount below. As for the second claim, it is difficult to know what to make of it. The US certainly did have a plan, codenamed Project A119, to explode a nuclear weapon on the moon in the late 1950s, as did the Soviet Union codenamed Project E-4 both were canceled in the planning stages within a year. In 1963 The Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty was ratified by 121 nations including the nuclear powers of the time, this banned testing in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and under Water. In 1967 The Outer Space Treaty was signed by 111 nations, including the nuclear powers of the time. This specifically banned stationing nuclear weapons in space and on celestial bodies, including the moon and it expressly prohibits testing nuclear weapons on the moon. Is it really possible that the USA would attempt to explode nuclear weapons on the moon in the late 1970s, early 1980s, an act that could not be hidden from the rest of the world, contrary to their treaty obligations? I doubt it. I suspect that Col Dedrickson has misremembered. It is unfortunate that Dr Greer didn’t fact check this before broadcast.

Before moving on I think this is a good place to point out that regardless of the status of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty the provisions of the two treaties I’ve mention above are still in place. There was a lot of nonsense talked about in this movie about the need for a treaty to ban nuclear weapons in space. Let’s be clear, treaties already exist.

Finally, I’m going to address the issues that I put off earlier regarding man-made UFOs

Clearly, anything that is unidentified and in the air is a UFO and I think this can lead to people being at cross-purposes on this issue. When Ben Rich, former head of Lockheed Martin Skunkworks explains in a letter, quoted in this movie, that UFO reports are both ‘ours’ [human] and extraterrestrial, he is simply stating a fact that top secret advanced aerospace tests have been misidentified as UFOs, of extraterrestrial origin. What Greer is suggesting is that the exo-fascist shadow government are deliberately deploying UFOs/UAPs in a Psy Ops campaign designed to establish in the general population the impression that an alien invasion is imminent. This, according to Greer, will allow the exo-fascist shadow government to declare war on the extraterrestrials, I’m not entirely clear if Greer believes the exo-fascists will literally declare war on extraterrestrials or just pretend to as a way controlling the public by bringing in repressive measures. I feel obliged to note that Luis Elizondo and those close to him, who remember, Dr Greer believes are spokespeople for the exo-fascist shadow government, have repeatedly stated that UAPs represent beyond next generation capability and I’m confused as to the Psy Ops advantage gained by making it clear that we wouldn’t have a chance in a conflict.

Dr Steven Greer doesn’t just believe that some top secret advanced aerospace tests have been misidentified as UFOs he actually believes that the exo-fascists have retro-engineered extraterrestrial technology and that they possess craft that have similar capabilities. So, Greer is suggesting that they possess technology that can do 6 to 7 hundred G forces, that can fly at 13 thousand miles an hour, that can evade radar, and that can fly through air, and water, and possibly space, have no obvious signs of propulsion, no wings, no control surfaces, and yet still can defy the natural effects of Earth’s gravity and that the exo-fascists are using this technology to fake UFO/UAP sightings around the world. Those leaked tic tac videos? Fake. Black triangles? Mostly fake.

Does Dr Steven Greer actually want disclosure? Because from where I’m sitting he is one of the most prolific debunkers of UFO sightings in history.

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