Deadline Expires on CSETI Ultimatum to US Government regarding UFOs

At 12 am today, 1 January 1997, the deadline expired for US Government correction of our previously stated position that military, intelligence and other government related witnesses to UFO events/projects were free to speak openly of their knowledge and experiences.

In a letter dated 15 November 1996, CSETI Project Starlight stated the position that, since projects related to UFOs exist and have existed outside legal constitutional oversight and control, that all security oaths related to such projects are null and void. The letter stated that, UNLESS OTHERWISE DIRECTED, that this assessment would be regarded as accurate and that all such government witnesses would be free to speak openly as of 1 January 1997

This letter was sent to, and acknowledgement of receipt has been obtained, from:

  • President Bill Clinton
  • Vice-President Al Gore
  • National Security Advisor Tony Lake
  • Secretary of Defense William Perry
  • Secretary of State Warren Christopher
  • Director of Central Intelligence John Deutsch
  • Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Shalikashvili
  • Chairman Senate Intelligence Committee Arlen Specter
  • Chairman House Intelligence Committee Larry Combast
  • Chairman Senate Armed Services Committee Strom Thurmond
  • Chairman House National Security Committee Floyd Spence
  • Director of NASA Daniel Goldin
  • FBI Director Louis Freeh
  • Attorney General Janet Reno

Additionally, this document has been sent to the US Supreme Court and acknowledgement of receipt is pending.

The letter is attached to this file. Numerous background and position papers were enclosed with this letter, including a detailed listing of agencies, entities, corporations, and covert facilities associated with the UFO/ET subject.

The UNLESS OTHERWISE DIRECTED (UNOD) format is routinely used in governmental and military situations and indicates that unless otherwise instructed, the position and described actions are approved implicitly. This letter clearly stated that we intend to assemble as many bona fide government officials and witnesses as possible, and that they will speak publicly and openly about their knowledge of UFO/ET events and covert projects.

Since the letter was issued, senior and reliable intelligence sources have stated that no response or interference would be forthcoming vis a vis plans for government witnesses to publicly come forward with their testimony.

Significantly, as of 1 January 1997, no government entity, official, agency, department or office has contradicted this assessment or stated that such government witnesses are any longer bound to silence.

CSETI Director Dr. Steven Greer has been meeting with various government officials, including members of the US Congress (House and Senate) to discuss this matter and ask for open hearings on the subject of UFOs/ETI.

In preparation for these disclosures,and in light of the expiration of the above deadline, a meeting of such military, intelligence, government and corporate witnesses will be held later this winter. Bona fide witnesses, or contacts to such witnesses, should contact Dr. Steven Greer immediately concerning participation in this event. A similar, but smaller, event was organized by CSETI in 1995, and was attended by US Astronauts, US and Russian military officials and others.

The meeting this winter will assemble a significant number of such government UFO witnesses to meet with congressional and other public officials and to request open hearings within the Congress, so that they may testify openly about their knowledge and experiences related to UFOs/ETI.

Should Congress not agree to open hearings, other venues, such as the United Nations or a private disclosure event, will be pursued to effect a publc acknowledgement of the reality of UFOs/ETI.

This notice may be distributed freely among all newsgroups, media and interested parties, without further permission or restrictions.

1 January 1997
Steven M. Greer M.D., Director
[telephone and fax numbers]

Original Letter dated November 15, 1996

FROM: Steven M. Greer M.D., Director of CSETI

RE: UFO Military/Government Witnesses

15 November 1996


  • President William Jefferson Clinton
  • Vice President Al Gore
  • National Security Advisor Tony Lake
  • Secretary of Defense William Perry
  • Secretary of State Warren Christopher
  • DCI John Deutch
  • General Shalikashvili, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Mr. Arlen Specter, Chairman, Senate Intelligence Committee
  • Mr. Larry Combast, Chairman, House Intelligence Committee
  • Mr. Strom Thurmond, Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee
  • Mr. Floyd Spence, Chairman, House National Security Committee
  • Dr. Daniel Goldin, Director of NASA
  • FBI Director Louis Freeh
  • Attorney General Janet Reno

From: Steven M. Greer M.D., Director of CSETI

RE: Planned Disclosure on the UFO/Extraterrestrial Subject and National Security Oaths

The CSETI (Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Project Starlight initiative has now identified several dozen former and current military, intelligence and defense contractor related witnesses to UFO/ETI events and projects. As set out in a number of documents and briefings (see enclosures) it is our intention to have these important witnesses provide open, public testimony on this matter in the very near future.

In the summer of 1995, we requested that the President take appropriate steps to allow these witnesses to speak openly, without civil, military or other penalties. Since then, there has been an exponential growth in the number of such witnesses who wish to come forward. Some of them are elderly, and suffering from serious medical conditions. We feel that these patriotic and courageous heros of our country - who very much wish to tell their fellow citizens the truth on this matter- must not take this information to their graves. Therefore, we are asking from you a clear determination regarding their freedom to speak openly on this subject.

Over the past three years, we have found that members of Congress, the Executive Branch, military and intelligence leaders have not been briefed on this important matter, and that operations related to the subject exist as 'unacknowledged' special access projects. Most operations exist in the private aspects of the military industrial sector, with apparently extra-constitutional funding and oversight.

As such, and until established otherwise to our satisfaction, we regard these operations, and all so-called 'security oaths' derived from them, as illegal, and therefore non-binding for these witnesses mentioned above.

Therefore, UNLESS OTHERWISE DIRECTED BY 1 JANUARY 1997, we will move forward with a series of events whereby these witnesses may provide open, public testimony. If we do not hear from you, or if we hear that you concur, we will proceed with a public disclosure after that date. Only if you notify us specifically that such witnesses to UFO/ETI related matters are still bound to silence will our plans for a disclosure by them be altered. As mentioned in previous briefings and documents to members of the Administration, the military, the Congress and others, it is our intent to effect this disclosure in a way which is scientific, forward looking and hopeful. It is not our intent to cause instability for our nation or the world, but , rather , to mitigate the clear dangers which current covert management of this issue presents. We invite your advice, assistance and support in this process of disclosure on a matter which is arguably the most important of the twentieth and early twenty first centuries.

Testimony from these witnesses will include but not be limited to:

  • Retrieval of disabled extraterrestrial devices and extraterrestrial life forms

  • Reverse-engineering projects related to extraterrestrial technology

  • Reconnaissance and tracking of UFO/Extraterrestrial vehicles

  • Covert projects related to the subject

  • Confirmation of military/UFO encounter cases

  • The nature and scope of disinformation programs related to the subject

We hope to hear from you regarding this matter as soon as possible.

Thank you for your attention to this request for a determination on the status of these witnesses as it relates to providing public testimony during 1997.


Steven M. Greer M.D.
Director of CSETI
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