Summary: For the first time, the Russians have linked their opposition to Star Wars with UFOs, saying that they are worried that UFOs could accidentally trigger a nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union.
For the first time, the Russians have linked their opposition to Star Wars with UFOs, saying that they are worried that UFOs could accidentally trigger a nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union.
In an extraordinary article titled "UFOs and Security,"published in the official Soviet Military Review, the Russians expressed concern that the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)computers might mistakenly order that UFOs be fired upon, thinking they were enemy missiles or launch an unprovoked counter attack against the Soviet Union.
The magazine reported that the USSR Academy of Sciences hasbeen unable to find prosaic explanation for "tens of thousands of UFOs" that have been seen over Russia. Three hundred Sovietscientists and other experts met in Tomsk last year to consider the UFO phenomenon.
Michael C. Luckman, Director of the New York Center for UFO Research (NYCUFOR) called the Russian statement on UFOs and security "an extraordinary admission that UFOs are real."Luckman urged the United Nations to "take appropriate action to inform the people of the world about UFOs that are visiting Earth and their possible impact on all mankind."
"Not only are UFOs real," said Luckman, "but according to Senator Barry Goldwater they are classified 'Above Top Secret.'We have 10,000 pages of official documents declassified by the United States government and released under the Freedom of Information Act, that clearly show that UFOs exist, that they are operated under intelligent control, and that they are taken very seriously by this and other great nations of the world."
Luckman emphasized that "There is no reason to believe thatextraterrestrials pose any threat whatsoever to the human race."
President Ronald Reagan publicly stated on three separate occasions that "If the Earth faced an invasion by extraterrestrials, the United States and the Soviet Union would join forces to repel such an invasion." (Dec. 4, 1985, Fallston High School, Maryland; September 17, 1987, opening of the 42nd session of the United Nations; and May 4, 1988, the National Strategy Forum, Chicago). Addressing officials in Russia on February 16, 1987, Mikhail Gorbachev disclosed that Reagan had raised the issue of a possible extraterrestrial invasion of Earth during the Geneva Summit on November 18-20. "I shall not dispute the hypothesis," said Gorbachev, "though I think it's early yet to worry about such an intrusion."
Major Ret. Colman VonKeviczky, Director of ICUFON, a leading American research organization, is the man who sparked Russian action on the Star Wars-UFO issue. Major Von Keviczky, who servedin the Royal Hungarian Army, has personally discussed the issue with military officials in Denmark, France, Switzerland, Sweden,Austria, Hungary and Spain.
Major VonKeviczky played a major role in laying thegroundwork for the matter of UFOs and international security to be brought before the Special Political Committee of the UnitedNations General Assembly on November 27, 1978.
Among the documents that Major Von Keviczky has uncovered is a treaty agreement between the United States and the Soviet Union signed on September 30, 1971. The treaty provides that each party notify the other "immediately in the event of detection by missile warning systems of unidentified objects or in the eventof signs of interference with these systems or with related communications facilities, if such occurrences could create a risk of outbreak of nuclear war between the two countries."
Antonio Huneeus, an international science writer and LatinAmerican Continental Coordinator for the Mutual UFO Network(MUFON), said, "It is remarkable that while the American Academy of Sciences is still quoting their 1969 endorsement of the controversial Condon Report on UFOs, their Soviet counterpart seems to be way ahead in pursuing research of this important contemporary phenomenon."
Luckman and Major VonKeviczky will discuss the UFO-Star Warsissue as it pertains to the United States and Russia at the Whole Life Expo on October 6 and 7 at the New York Penta Hotel in Manhattan. Von Keviczky and Huneeus are scheduled to address an international UFO conference called "Dialogue With the Universe,"to be held from October 26 to 29 in Frankfurt, West Germany.