Dr. Jerome Corsi - WorldNetDaily.com
The most likely candidate to fill the job is Malaysian astrophysicist Mazian Othman, current director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, or UNOOSA.
The post will require approval from U.N. scientific advisory committees and the General Assembly, according to CBS News.
But the question is: Why? Does the United Nations know something the rest of us do not know? Is there a reason to be concerned that we need a world-government ambassador to be in place, ready to talk with extraterrestrials right now? Or, is this just typical U.N. silliness?
'Take me to your leader'
The Sunday Times in Australia obtained a recording of a talk Othman gave to fellow scientists in which she explained the need for the U.N. to have a UFO ambassador: "The continued search for extraterrestrial communication, by several entities, sustains the hope that some day humankind will receive signals from extraterrestrials. When we do, we should have in place a coordinated response that takes into account all the sensitivities related to the subject. The U.N. is a ready-made mechanism for such coordination."
The Mail in London reported that in April professor Stephen Hawking warned that alien contact, if it ever comes, may not be as friendly as had been hoped for.
The 68-year-old scientist said he could imagine aliens arriving in "massive ships" to colonize Earth and plunder the planet's resources. "It would be 'too risky' to attempt to make contact with alien races," Hawking said. "If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn't turn out very well for Native Americans."
UFOEvidence.org, "Extraterrestrial Contact: Scientific Study of the UFO Phenomenon and Search for Extraterrestrial Life," quotes Dr. Stephen Greer, director of the Center for the Study of Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, as saying: "The evidence that the earth is being visited by at least one extraterrestrial civilization is extensive both in scope and detail. In its totality, it comprises a body of evidence which at the very least supports the general assessment that extraterrestrial life has been detected, and that a vigorous program of research and serious diplomatic initiatives is warranted."
Professor Richard Crowther, an expert in space law and governance at the U.K. Space Agency who leads British delegations to the United Nations on such subjects, told NewsCore in Australia, "Othman is absolutely the nearest thing we have to a 'take me to your leader' person."
U.S. government archives of UFO data
There are thousands of pages of government UFO documents archived on the Internet. For those interested, the following are among the best treasure troves of UFO government-collected material:
1) U.S. Department of Defense, UFO-related documents: Assorted documents from the DOD investigation into UFOs, beginning with the U.S. Air force Project Sign in 1948 and continuing with Project Blue Book that remained in existence through 1968.
2) CIA documents on UFOs: Collection catalogues CIA information on UFOs from the 1940s through the early 1990s. See also, for the most recent CIA information on UFOs, the article "CIA's Role in the Study of UFOs, 1947-1990," at the Center for the Study of Intelligence websites. The article is located in online publications, under the "Studies in Intelligence" section, specifically semi-annual Edition No. 1, 1997.
3) National Security Agency documents on UFOs: Includes documents released by NASA in 1980 under Civil Action No. 80-1562, "Citizens Against Unidentified Flying Objects Secrecy v. National Security Agency."
4) FBI documents on UFOs: FBI documents on UFOs, including the Animal Mutilation Project that contains accounts of animal mutilations reported during the late 1970s.
5) National archives: UFOs – Project Blue Book: U.S. Air Force records on Project Blue Book, shut down in 1969.
6) National Archives: Recently released UFO files from U.K. government: A wide range of UFO-related documents, drawings, letters and parliamentary questions in the U.K., covering the years 1995-2003.
7) National Archives: UFO files from U.K. government: U.K. government files released in 2008-2010.
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