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Re: How To Inform The Public of ET?

From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 20:07:21 -0500
Archived: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 13:14:22 -0400
Subject: Re: How To Inform The Public of ET?

>From: Frank Warren <frank-warren.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2002 07:23:05 -0800
>Subject: How To Inform The Public of ET?

>I'd like to try an excercise if I may?

>Here's the scenario:

>For arguement's sake there is intelligent life throughout the
>universe. Most of the governments of the world are aware of this.

>It has come time to make full disclosure.

>You are the President of the United States, (or his boss), how
>would you proceed in this matter? What would be the best way to
>to inform the American public, and the people of the world?

>Based on your answer, what do you feel the consequences would
>be? Opinions please.


I don't know if this has been discussed on this List or not, but
El Dorado, CA has developed a paper entitled: A LOCAL GOVERNMENT
begins with the following:

As more of the Earth is explored, as well as the planets in our
solar system, there is an increasing possibility of finding that
we are not alone. We may also find that we have not been alone
in the ancient past. Writers of science and science fiction have
posited this scenario for centuries. As of 1996 as much as 50%
of the American public believed that flying saucers, or some
type of Unidentified Flying Object (UFO), did exist and such
devices were visiting the Earth1. If there were an actual
confirmation of alien intelligence announced to the public,
there might be a severe disruption of the public psyche. This
would depend on the type and scope of the discovery. The results
could lead to political instability, financial volatility in the
marketplaces, and disruption in the fabric of civil authority.
If the verification of extraterrestrial intelligence (ETI) does
occur in our near future, emergency planners in local government
(counties, boroughs, parishes, and cities) need a basic planning
guide for developing response strategies. Federal agencies and
nationally acclaimed think tanks have helped developed federal
policies for such an event. Initials impacts will be on local
government, but there are no guidelines for managing these
impacts at the local level. This paper provides a summary of
related past occurrences with relevance to possible future
public response. The paper proposes a set of event scenarios
that are weighted by intensity and impact. A local government
strategy checklist is provided for planning initial response for
impacts due to an ETI verification announcement.

==============end of abstract==============

I think it's important to note that this paper was created to
prepare the local emergency planning group for the possibility
of confirmed ET contact. It does not deal with current reports
of UFOs or anecdotal stories of ET visitation.


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