Arlington Institute founder John Petersen endorses new book on UFOs

Futurist on UFOs: Time to grow up

by Billy Cox

Last week’s directive by the Brazilian government ordering its air traffic controllers, as well as military and civilian pilots, to file all UFO reports into a central database runs counterintuitive to U.S. policy. But the announcement didn’t surprise Dr. John Petersen.

“The Arlington Institute founder/director John Petersen says the adult conversation could begin if NASA places its UFO photos in the public domain.”

“I don’t think anything stays the same as it is, and there’s a growing kind of awareness on this subject around the world,” says Petersen, founder of a nonprofit futurist think tank called The Arlington Institute. “It’s inevitable that humans — and Americans — will get to a place where this issue can be discussed openly, in a non-threatening manner.

“It’s demeaning to presume that most people will freak out or somehow panic when this reality is confirmed. When I talk about it with my wife, she goes, ‘What’s the big deal, I don’t understand. Are we going to stop shopping, are we going to go to work in a different way? What?’”

Read the entire article by Billy Cox at his Herald Tribune blog De Void: Futurist on UFOs: Time to Grow Up.

Hat tip to Anomalist dot com.

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About anomaly

SMiles Lewis has had a lifelong interest in all things anomalous. An early age proclivity at recalling his nightly dreams as well as several personal experiences with ESP, precognition and dream switching bolstered his interest in the paranormal. Shortly after high-school he joined the local MUFON chapter in Austin, Texas. He would later become a MUFON State Section Director for that group as well as leader of the local UFO Experiencer Support and Study Group. A lover of books, SMiles collected over 1000 titles before founding the non-profit Anomaly Archives that serves as the lending library of the Scientific Anomaly Institute (501c3). For over twenty years he has worked with digital audio, video and other bleeding edge internet technologies. He has published his own print journal (E.L.F. Infested Spaces), edited a local paranormal newspaper (Austin Para Times), maintained a large network of websites (ELFIS.net), organized a national UFO conference (NUFOC-38), spoken to anthropologists about UFOs and parapsychology (Encounters with the Fantastic), hosted (and been a guest on) both terrestrial and webradio talk shows and has been podcasting since before the phrase existed. All these efforts and more have led radio talk show host Robert Larson to describe Miles as a “Gonzo Alt-Media Proprietor and Informationalist.” He is also the LOWFI-Texas State Bureau Chief of The League of Western Fortean Intermediatists. SMiles’ current projects include co-hosting PsiOp-Radio with Mack White as part of the many unique shows airing daily on his ANOMALY RADIO Network. He is active with several local non-profits which includes his service on the board of directors for the Institute for Neuroscience And Consciousness Studies (INACS) and the Scientific Anomaly Institute‘s lending library, the Anomaly Archives. His writings can be found within the Archives of his print journal ELFIS and ANOMALY Magazine. In his day job with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission‘s Talking Book Program he manages a Volunteer Recording Studio and audio duplication department and has been a consultant on two digital audio development documents for the Library of Congress‘ National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
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