On Thursday, Dr. Steven Greer will appear at the Paramount to introduce the biographical documentary SIRIUS, which follows Greer, an emergency room physician better known for his work with extraterrestrials and government secrets. Extraterrestrials, he says, have been visiting this planet for some time, and our government has been shooting their vehicles down and studying their technology.
This technology can free us from our dependence on fossil fuels and change our lives for the better, but fossil fuels make too much money for certain powerful people, and those people are bent on keeping this technology a secret.
Dr. Greer has been battling them for some time via two organizations he founded: the Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CSETI), which makes contact with E.T.s and welcomes them to our planet, and The Disclosure Project, which is dedicated to securing the release of everything the government knows. SIRIUS is part documentary about that work, and part fundraiser for the third step, actually bringing that alien technology to the people. C-VILLE spoke with Dr. Greer recently at his farm in western Albemarle County.
C-VILLE: How did you get into this line of work? Do you call it ufology?
Dr. Steven Greer: No, never.
What do you call it?
The UFO term is a misnomer. It was invented by the intelligence community after they knew that they weren’t unidentified. When I was about 8 I had a sighting of a disc-shaped craft outside Charlotte, North Carolina, and I knew what I had seen, because it was completely non-aerodynamic.
These objects that people see fall into two categories: extraterrestrial vehicles, which are ones that are quite unusual, and things that are man-made that look like a flying saucer that we began developing in the ’40s and ’50s.
So, the big story here is probably less of the E.T. story, than it is a technology story and the national security state run amok.
Basically, there are areas that are called Unacknowledged Special Access Projects. A USAP is a coded or numbered program that is run completely without any real paper trail, and without the review of Congress or the President. It’s the subject no one wants to talk [about]. It’s the giggle factor. It’s the kook factor. No one wants to be associated with it because, to be honest with you, the media…have been lackeys in my opinion.
C-VILLE isn’t important enough to be made a lackey.
I know that. You’re not the New York Times, which is why you can do this story. The New York Times wouldn’t be allowed to. In fact I have a family member who worked for The Boston Globe and she said, “Absolutely, we would not be allowed to do a story on this.”
What led you to start actually studying them with CSETI?
In 1990 I had another contact event, and I thought ‘what I ought to do is see if we could put teams together to go out and make contact.’ I discovered that there was no department anywhere dealing with the fact that we’re being visited, and that there ought to be some sort of diplomatic outreach. CSETI is our global attempt, and now we have several thousand teams who are learning these protocols that are very controversial because they involve remote viewing consciousness, things that are into the weird area. But I tell people, if it’s not pretty strange, it’s not going to be E.T.
You say that people working with you have been killed.
Back in the day, before I authorized the level of security and protection we have now, there were some folks who really wanted to help us, and they, three or four of them, died in quick succession.
One was my right hand assistant, Shari Adamiak—[she] and a member of Congress and I all got metastatic cancer—we were all supposed to die. Very mysteriously, you wonder how it happened, virtually the same month. So they all died, and I survived. Barely.
Then, there’s a former CIA director named Bill Colby who had been part of these classified programs and knew about these technologies, and he was going to bring one of these technologies out to us, and the week that he was going to meet with a member of my board they found him floating down the Potomac River.
His son just came out with a book saying that his father must have committed suicide, but he didn’t.
At this point I don’t take anything for granted in terms of my security, but what I tell people is, there’s safety in numbers, and there’s safety in having a lot of people know what you’re doing. Everything I have (and about 85 percent of the material I have is not in the public yet) is in places that if something happens to me, boom. And it would be devastating.
Tell me about Sirius.
We’ve started a company called Sirius Technology Advanced Research, STAR, which would be the parent company to raise the funds to build a research [facility] here in the Charlottesville area. I have a disc with several thousand pages of designs and unknown patents that has been provided to us. But you need a laboratory.
You can’t walk into UVA and do this at a lab. Why? Because their equipment isn’t dealing with 10 million volts at a fraction of a watt. You have to custom build the systems.
This is the part that people don’t understand, that this is actually really serious science. This is about a $10 million R&D effort, $6 to 10 million, conservatively. But it’s got to be done. You’re dealing with such complex physics and materials. You need nanocrystalline materials, you need specialized Kawasaki analyzers that can deal with thousands or millions of volts as opposed to 110 or 120 which is what we run our appliances on.
Who, exactly, is keeping this information secret?
There have been various people, I mean, George Shultz has been involved in this committee. Dick Cheney has been involved with the committee, there was a Democrat from California who’s passed away, named Congressman Brown who was on this committee, CIA director Helms…
Not all of them are intelligence and military, some of them are corporate titans. Their consensus has been, until fairly recently, that this stuff is secret and should stay secret. Now, I found out a few years ago that now there’s a majority of them that think it should come out, but they’re still a little afraid to do it.
This work subjects you to a lot of ridicule.
Oh, and hatred.
Has that been difficult?
I think it’s been more difficult for my family than it has been for me. For me, I persevere. Some of it’s been painful, and frightening, and sad, but ultimately what keeps me going is the vision. Once you know this is true, and you know that there are, not only intelligent life out there in the universe that’s here, but that we may have come from some of these civilizations, life on Earth may have been seeded from them, and then on top of that, there are sciences and technologies that are already existing that would give us a whole new civilization without poverty or pollution, that’s worth doing something about.
Tickets for the screening of SIRIUS are $15 and available at www.theparamount.net. CSETI also offers three day Contact Trainings and Expeditions for $495 (there’s one in Charlottesville May 10-12). For budget minded DIYers, there’s an E.T. Contact Tool app, $6.99 for iPhone, $9.99 for iPad.
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