An ET Cover-up and its Mistaken Identity

by Randy Koppang

Occasionally, to ensure that progress be pursued, our conventional wisdom must be transcended. In this article we redress the perceived cover-up of ET/UFO evidence. A model for reconsidering the cover-up was originally prescribed to the UFO community by Col. Philip J. Corso in The Day After Roswell (1997). Coincidentally, 1997–2007 saw crucial refinements in popular awareness of the ET presence. We may now be prepared to understand the implications of Corso’s book.

Those advocates embracing the ET/UFO mystery must perennially reconcile a paradox regarding what ufologists call the ET cover-up, commonly (though incorrectly) perceived as a public policy issue. This issue invokes a paradox because over the years the evidence for an ET presence has not grown more restricted in understanding; nor has public knowledge been diminished. Rather, the ET issue has only grown more accessible and comprehensive; more detailed and encyclopedic; more nuanced and more historic. Perceptually, the issue has become more credible to vast audiences as media popularizes new correlations supporting it via radio, cable TV, internet-radio and print. Accurately defining this cover-up is at issue.

There are not new facts contradicting the growing ET data; only intellectual stasis by skeptical rationalists who self-impose limits on our rapidly expanding cosmology. There is something about the ET presence being covered up. The question is how best to disclose to humanity ET facts of such epic proportions; i.e. how to inform those who have no experience with which to relate to ET facts.

If you knew all the ET facts, and could officially make them all public, would you care if these facts might disrupt or erode the traditional worldviews or identities of certain populations on Earth? Hearing a public leader pronounce these ET facts is called “Official Disclosure.” Why has this not occurred?



Sixty Years of Media Exposure

As content for media, ET evidence is ever popular; witness the proliferation of better-produced cable channel TV documentaries on ET incidents. Thus, the media paradoxically covers the cover-up. This is an “Unofficial Disclosure” mediated or “limited” (camouflaged) by media. Societal awareness is being heightened about this perpetually hidden issue; so, something is covered up; but by whom exactly? Today, this is the ultimate issue in UFO studies.

Thanks to popular media, scenarios regarding crashed flying saucers (Roswell, Aztec, etc.) are now common knowledge. The ET research field has gained iconic status through the publicity of data supporting the crashed saucers of 1947. From a vantage of authorial credibility about this, we advise reading Corso’s The Day After Roswell. The year 2007 signifies a threshold of maturity for ufology: sixty years of continuous, consistent discovery since 1947 has escalated our discernment about global ET accounts.

Col. Corso’s account explains his involvement with retrieved ET “artifacts.” Corso devotes chapters 5 and 6, entitled “The Cover-up” and “The Strategy,” to a method devised for managing ET information. The systemic strategy of the cover-up is to shroud ET facts selectively, while acclimating society to their evolving ET awareness. Col. Corso credits former Air Force Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Nathan Twining as the author of this model of Unofficial Disclosure.

A principle of the strategy is prudence. ET information that appears to leak into public commons from our authorities, Corso explains, is actually “… another breadcrumb for anyone pursuing the secrets to find.” In other words, “we were gradually releasing bits and pieces of information to those we knew would make something of it” (Corso 78). Corso’s concession about data leaks (e.g., the Majestic Twelve files) suggests conspicuously absent motives for the data leaks themselves. And yet, just because Corso says something does not make it true. Therefore, we have thoroughly applied Corso’s disclosure as a model for analyzing public access to ET documentation. Our verdict indicates Corso is logically consistent with many varied and independent sources. Coincidence?

Spinning Credibility out of Pro and Con

In 1947, humans could know virtually nothing regarding ET motivations and intentions. There could be no Official Disclosure until the public received a basic ET education. Corso quotes Twining: “It would have to be at the same time both the greatest cover-up and greatest public relations program ever undertaken.” Remarkably, Twining’s P.R. terminology begs our question regarding media proliferation of ET content (fact or fiction) and the continuously improving media presentations of the ET issue, both pro and con.

Commenting on the skeptics during a CNN interview on the 50th Anniversary of the Roswell Crash, Corso claimed, “we used the debunkers” (MUFON Journal, 8/97). Did Corso mean the debunkers were “useful idiots”? This tactic would be a given if Corso’s analysis of the cover-up is correct.

Whether or not you believe Colonel Corso, the fact is, for sixty years we have experienced the circumstances implicit in this strategy. People could not relate to an alien agenda they could not comprehend or could not be told. We can agree to disagree about the details of Corso’s revisionism; but ultimately, we have a disclosure/cover-up milieu that is aligned with his prescription. This ET dialectic is exactly what the media have proffered.

Corso’s credibility is a function of his unassailable reputation. As Dr. Robert M. Wood said in his review of Corso’s book (MUFON Journal, 8/97), “as a distinguished career officer, his credibility is superb … Col. Corso will not be found phony in any way.” Dr. Wood retired as Director of Research and Development, and Advanced Systems Analysis for McDonnell-Douglas, after 43 years.

In our book, Camouflage Through Limited Disclosure: Deconstructing a Cover-Up of the Extraterrestrial Presence (2006), my collaborator, Melinda Leslie, and I apply Col. Corso’s contribution as a research model. Clearly, if the ET presence is an actual, living set of circumstances, no human scheme could cover up ET interactions with Earth. What the ET cover-up is hiding is not ETs. It camouflages specific human responses to the ET presence. These human responses are fundamental to the core, most practical byproduct of the ET presence: namely, the interface between technology and consciousness.

Official Disclosure Requires ET Awareness

The sixty-year landmark of longevity for ET research brings to us the sociological dimension of ETs in media. Time allows us to document this autonomous environ-mental effect: their presence alone evokes human response. Paradoxically, the sociology of the UFO phenomena is a lab experiment for probing the affects of an alien gestalt—independent of belief. This is something that could only be experienced and critiqued by humans after substantial passage of time.

What students of this issue say they demand is a worldwide official confirmation. Ufologists, et al, are anxious to relate these phenomena to their reality. The problem is that the perceptual paradigm of ufologists has shifted; and the worldviews, cosmology and paradigm of the remaining global village have not.

What Official Disclosure advocates want is an instant re-visioning of those realities regarding traditional percepts for human-beingness, the effect of which would reshape societal awareness about ETs. What disclosure advocates are getting instead is a public awareness campaign! Is this a defacto process with an unconscious life of its own—or is the ET disclosure a mediated conspiracy?

After sixty years, we conclude the ET data is now too encyclopedic and globally diverse to be a hoax or cases of mistaken identity. Ironically, it’s the cover-up itself that is a case of mistaken identity. Corso quotes Gen. Twining, “It will be a case where the cover-up is the disclosure and the disclosure is the cover-up … Let skepticism do our work for us until the truth becomes common acceptance” (Corso 75). Brilliant; but this management style may not accommodate proponents of Official Disclosure. Social acclimation is dialectically implied.

Looking forward from 1947, astute “planners” would anticipate that if the ET presence is actually occurring, the effects would inexorably embed themselves throughout global society over time. This is predictable, since our technological achievements have enhanced our perceptual means to observe ETs.

Twining’s alleged strategy defines and describes our experience. Society today does have a heightened public ET awareness. However, there is no evidence that any Official Disclosure is in the offing, unless our exaggerated foreign policy trend today is a hint of things to come. Could today’s preemptive warmongering ultimately result in a decree that ETs are a military threat to Earth?

To Threat or Not to Threat?

As a researcher, it was my good fortune to be an independent consultant to two political and legal advisors for Dr. Steven Greer in preparation for the Disclosure Project Press Conference, which took place on May 9, 2001. Fortuitously, I learned there was sincere regard for plausible official contingencies to publicly disclose ETs as some form of threat. Of course, this perception had been proffered for years. Dr. Greer took such a prediction seriously both in 1997 and in 2000, reporting that he had been forewarned of such a disclosure by a Disclosure Project “insider.”

This type of official pronouncement was never delivered, of course. But given our current state of global terrorist paranoia, such an ET “threat” might someday be plausible; given that Iraq was officially defined as a post-911 threat and was invaded, yet the “intelligence” used to rationalize the Iraq War has since proved to be contrived. Could the ET threat likewise be used to rationalize the weaponization of space?

In our book, Camouflage Through Limited Disclosure, we judiciously explore this ET threat scenario. Anticipating such fear-factor propaganda may help prevent it in the real world. ETs shall be confirmed when it will be to the advantage of our officials to do so, and not before!

Official Disclosure will be a concession to all of Earth about what we already know. Yet, officials have a reticence to announce ET facts. Doing so would then be presenting a different reality than they want to present. To be wise and considerate of worldviews other than our own, a global ET disclosure may be preferably unofficial. In other words, ET disclosure should be autonomous; with different societies acclimating at their own pace. Thanks to infotainment, this is, coincidentally, our situation.

Where the Corporate and Alien Agenda Meet

This brings us to the convergence of technology and consciousness, which is of commercial, political and universal consequence. This was the pragmatic theme of Corso’s book. The crashed saucers became futuristic models for human techno-progress, as Corso reports. Reportedly, the Mil-Intel managers of the alleged crashed saucer evidence chose to use it their own industrial advantage.

Indeed, if crashed ET craft do exist, military R&D would be in dereliction of duty to not institute black projects of reverse-engineering. This would be axiomatic for ensuring military superiority. Some ufologists are duly skeptical of Corso’s R&D thesis; yet, the only view refuting it rejects the crashed saucer evidence itself. Reverse-engineering cannot be logically disconnected from prima facie crash retrieval data.

Today, crash retrieval data is so formidable in ufology that it demands its own conference (produced by Ryan Wood and Dr. Robert Wood). By definition, ET technology transfer is a clearly predictable human response to ET activities, resulting in military-industrial investment in “proprietary non-disclosure” policies by Mil-Intel contractors. Our book contains extensive testimony by career reverse-engineering employee Bill Uhouse supportive of this claim.

In her April 24, 2005 lecture recorded in San Diego, Linda Moulton Howe broached the protocols involving retrieved ET technologies. Regarding Corso’s knowledge of retrieved technology management, Howe quoted Corso as saying, “The advanced technologies needed to be kept out of the hands of human enemies, and developed and patented by American companies. That was the highest priority” (Emphasis added).

If this in fact occurred, it would preclude any Official ET Disclosure just as it would preclude disclosure of any other breakthrough weapons program.

Interfacing Public Awareness with ETs

Technology and consciousness merge in all this in both symbolic and utilitarian ways. If the ET-technology retrieval data is correct, a principle emerges from the UFO database. It is derived from both alleged ET crash data and a subset of the “abduction” evidence. Independently, these two disciplines indicate ETs are “genetically” psychic. Testimonies report that ETs psychically merge themselves with their craft operations via mental interface. This relates to the ET technology transfers Corso insists he personally facilitated.

In Camouflage, my collaborator Melinda Leslie presents her condensed witness testimonies regarding mental interface knowledge. These witness-experiencer records correlate well with the “artifact” specifics in Col. Corso’s book.

There is a connection: ET technology is designed to extend and integrate genetic ET capabilities just as human technologies do. Decades of ET encounter testimony suggest ETs are natural psychic adepts. Thus, their craft operations require a mental interface with ET-psi behaviors. Corso said it best himself, “The vehicle was simply an extension of their own bodies because it was tied into their neurological systems…” (Corso 101). Avionics, at the speed of thought! In other words, human designed technologies, by we who are no longer psychic, work as prostheses for our lost, perhaps recessive psychic potential.

Col. Corso correlates the mental interface data reported by ET encounter witnesses when he observed, “we were looking at an entirely revolutionary concept of guided flight in which the pilot was the system” (Corso 99). One of the ET artifacts Corso claims he handled was a “sensorized headband.” This device appeared to navigate the spacecraft, “by direct interaction between the electronic waves generated within the minds of the pilots and the craft’s directional controls” (avionics). This concept gives biological meaning to the term “integrated circuit”: biology at-one-with technology. ET contactees interviewed by Melinda Leslie confirm their actual experience with this mental interface craft system. Evidence for this was being compiled for years before the Corso book came out.

Patterns of Correlation and Coincidence

Aerotech product ads began providing hints of mental interface avionics in the early 1990s. In his review of Col. Corso’s book (MUFON Journal, 8/97), Dr. Robert M. Wood said of the mental interface “headband”: “This work is actually ongoing today at the Air Force Laboratories at Dayton, and there have been unclassified publicity releases.”

Once the student puts these correlations together, a coincidentally unofficial ET disclosure emerges; though Corso plausibly insists these correlations are not a coincidence. In media terms, ET disclosure is camouflaged as infotainment. The official facts are released through the strategy Corso called “camouflage through limited disclosure.” As readers might deduce, a mental interface system would have to be a military-industrial proprietary asset. We have made many more technical correlations adding to the credibility of this data. One unprecedented source is an insider named Bill Uhouse.

Bill Uhouse is a working consultant on levitation craft development projects. At 83 years of age, Uhouse had accrued a 38-year career as a mechanical redesign engineer. He worked exclusively on electro-gravitic flying-disc flight simulator design; not the actual craft, and not triangular levitation craft. Uhouse discloses insights into the months of psychic “reorientation” that pilots received in their training.

Another expert confirmation of Corso’s contribution comes from computer scientist Jack Shulman, president of American Computer Company. Mr. Shulman conceived the first overlapping-windowed, graphical computer user interface, ODIN, in 1969. In 1997-98, Shulman revealed highly technical specifications for an electronic component strikingly similar to an “artifact” Corso describes (p. 45). Shulman named this device the “transfer-capacitor”; Corso described them as thin “cracker-shaped silicon wafers.”

Shulman concluded that this silicon wafer transfer-capacitor was a “quantum memory device.” Independently, both Shulman and Corso deduced that these “poker chip sized” units functioned in the ET craft as neuron cells do in brain tissue. Shulman claimed to have reproduced an approximate replica of this concept. Shulman also deduced that the “transcapacitor” quantum specs meant it was “some kind of neuro-connectionist computing device.”

Corso writes, “These circuit chips could be the nervous system of the craft, carrying signals … just like the nervous system in a human body” (Corso 160). This correlates with contact witness testimonies describing personal mental interface knowledge.

Lastly, a theoretical physics perspective on merging consciousness and technology was envisioned by Dr. Jack Sarfatti in 1995‑1996. In Spacetime And Beyond: Density Matrix, Sarfatti expressed his thesis on this concept as the “consciousness” of a UFO-robot that merges with the UFO and guides it. Thus, the idea of mental interface has slowly percolated into our collective unconscious as a meme for practical applications of alien transformation. Ufological data consistently show that mental interface technology is an extension of genetically inherited abilities of living ETs, like the telephone, in Marshall McLuhan’s terms, extends our ear and mouth.

In a way, mental interface technology is an entirely logical continuum, but our anticipation of this eventuality has been already forgotten. In 1964, McLuhan observed the following in Understanding Media:

Today, after more than a century of electric technology, we have extended our central nervous system itself in a global embrace … Rapidly, we approach the final phase of the extension of man—the technological simulation of consciousness … Whether the extension of consciousness … will be ‘a good thing’ … There is little possibility of answering such questions about the extensions of man without considering all of them together.

For sixty years, ET technology and consciousness data have descended into our equation for progress. Of the covert Mil-Intel application of the extensions of man, no authority is taking responsibility.

Randy Koppang is the author of Camouflage Through Limited Disclosure: Deconstructing a Cover-Up of the Extraterrestrial Presence, with abductee data provided by Melinda Leslie, published by The Book Tree, POB 16476, San Diego CA 92176, 800-700-8733, To read illustrated excerpts from Camouflage Through Limited Disclosure, go to