In the first half of the program, researcher of unexplained phenomena Joan Bird presented information pertaining to the numerous sightings of UFOs around Montana. Bird cited a case involving UFOs shutting down nuclear missiles at a military base in the Big Sky State. Perhaps even scarier, she reported on a facility in Russia where a UFO apparently put its nuclear missile arsenal into launch mode for several seconds before deactivating them. Bird referenced the infamous 1950 Montana UFO Footage, noting how it played a starring role in the U.S. government's investigation of the phenomenon. According to Bird, investigators ultimately concluded that we were being visited by extraterrestrials of a vastly superior intellect to our own, but this information was never released to the general public.
Bird discussed a contactee case from 1932, when a man claimed to have boarded an alien craft with his younger brother. The visitations continued until 1961 and were reportedly very positive, as the extraterrestrial beings were friendly and looked like humans, she noted. Bird shared another contactee case from Montana, this one involving a prospector who encountered a 100-ft diameter craft hovering near his mining site. According to his account, a staircase came down from the craft and a man descended to ask for water. Bird said the prospector was invited to board the craft and, as in the 1932 case, indicated that the visitors were amiable. The beings told him that they have been coming to Earth and walking undiscovered among us for a long time, she added.
Bird acknowledged the existence of certain malevolent extraterrestrials but believes many are positive beings from whom humanity can learn and grow. She suggested that the terrifying aspects sometimes associated with alien contact could be a result of something Dr. John Mack called 'ontological shock,' or having one's concept of reality turned upside down. Bird believes humanity has begun gradually shifting away from scientific materialism to an awareness that everything comes from consciousness. The UFO/ET phenomena has much to teach us about this, she said. Bird also commented on the possibility of reverse engineered alien technology as well as Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's statement that Russian Presidents are given a secret file about extraterrestrials living among us.
The remainder of the show featured Open Lines.
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