Filmmaker Says Truth about UFOs is not about Little Green Men but is Hiding in Plain Sight

Filmmaker Says Truth about UFOs is not about Little Green Men but is Hiding in Plain Sight

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” — Hamlet to Horatio

When Shakespeare mentioned “more things in heaven and earth,” could he have whimsically meant UFOs?

Why not? Because there are so many amazing things beyond us as our science and technology on Earth proves daily. And, also as the Hubble telescope demonstrates as it continually allows astronomers to study the heavens and their awesome celestial events,

But when it comes to strange flying objects right here in our own skies, filmmaker Stephen Zoller suggests that the truth about UFOs could well be hiding in plain sight.

First, let’s backtrack. Early in 2017, on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” billionaire entrepreneur Robert Bigelow, who’s been working with NASA to produce craft for humans to use in space, asserted that he was “absolutely convinced” that aliens exist and that UFOs have visited Earth.

In December 2017, the New York Times ran eye-opening, back-to-back stories, including: one a front-page expose on a Defense Department program (AATIP) that investigated reports of unidentified flying objects; and, another about two Navy airmen (including Cmdr. David Fravor) in their F/A-18F Super Hornets off the California coast who actually saw an object that “accelerated like nothing” that Fravor had ever seen.

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"Do You See?" - Graphics by Stephen Zoller

Inside America’s UFO Investigation

Remember the multi-million-selling punk-pop band, Blink 182, well its founder Tom DeLonge last concert was in front of 100,000 fans. Now, he’s been putting his money where his mouth is as executive producer of a new limited series called “Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation” on the HISTORY channel.

Previously run by Luis Elizondo, AATIP was created to investigate Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) including numerous videos of reported encounters. The TV series “Unidentified” features DeLonge, Elizondo and several other investigative team members including Chris Mellon, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and Intelligence. Early in the series, Mellon offers: “My hope is make a serious effort to acquire and analyze data which could tell us whether this UFO issue does involves some other civilization or reveals a breakthrough of adversaries or even allies...Evidence suggests these are not U.S. vehicles...(and) it’s inexcusable we don’t make the effort to answer such a profound question.”

Then, earlier this year, ace podcaster Joe Rogan interviewed Bob Lazar, the self-proclaimed former member of America’s ultra-secret alien technology’s reverse-engineering program. Lazar called the AAVs he observed as “borderline magic” describing nine vehicles with the potential of power levels that were “astronomical.” He saw the AAVs fly and also quipped about getting caught filming a craft doing “radical maneuvers” and suggesting that Navy pilot Cmdr. David Fravor “described exactly what we saw.”

The Day the Earth Stood Still

That’s where I return to Stephen Zoller, an accomplished filmmaker but a humble man who doesn’t have any abduction stories. But he has a lifelong fascination with UFOs that was inspired in a theater near Dublin in 1960 where as an eight year old he sat wide-eyed, watching the seminal sci-fi movie, The Day the Earth Stood Still.

Next, after immigrating to North America and on a family car trip through Indiana in 1965, he saw a saucer shaped object whiz by with blinding speed. Known for having a vivid imagination, young Zoller’s “sighting” only provoked laughter. However, ten years later, while attending the University of Toronto, he found an old magazine with a photo of a UFO dated 1965 in Indiana. Maybe, he wasn’t daydreaming after all, so he devoured anything he could about UFOS, including reading about the Barney and Betty Hill incident.

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Area 51 - Graphics by Stephen Zoller

Not Little Green Men

Q      Mr. Zoller, after all that research, what’s your take today on UFO/AAVs?

A      The prevailing sentiment with UFO watchers is that they’re of extraterrestrial origin. However, the more I’ve researched, the more I suggest they’re not little green men from a far-flung part of the galaxy. It’s just way too much of a scientific leap. Interstellar travel from Alpha Centauri, our closest neighboring star at a mere 26 trillion miles away, would fly in the face of Einstein’s theory of mass-energy equivalence.

Q      Yet, since the end of WWII, there’ve been tens of thousands of reported UFO sightings. So, why haven’t they presented themselves?

A      Given their hyper advanced technology, our nuclear weapons would present little threat to them, so what are they afraid of, why not say hello? Isn’t that what explorers reaching a new world would do? Which leads me to believe that they can’t reach out. And, I don’t think they are extraterrestrials. I think it’s more likely that they originate from right here on good “Ole Planet Earth” — albeit from a far-flung future. I think they’ve developed the ability to move freely through Earth’s timeline but are forbidden to alter the past in any substantial way otherwise they would initiate temporal annihilation back in the future. Remember the “prime directive” from Gene Roddenberry’s original Star Trek series.

Q      Whoa, that’s a lot to unpack! So, what questions should we be asking our officials who have witnessed these events?

A      Look, after years and years of mounting evidence there is no longer any doubt that UFOs are real and that the authorities have no idea from where they originate. The question is what does the military and intelligence community know and why do they refuse to share it with the public. Maybe, they fear that an admission would lead to economic and social upheaval which would be bad for business as far as the rich and powerful are concerned.

Q      So, what implications would “contact” have on society?

A      It may just save it. With the climate crisis and global overpopulation having such deleterious effects on our beautiful blue planet, it’s curious that UFO sightings have dramatically spiked in the past few years. My gut tells me that the two are connected. There’s great unrest all over the globe including ethnic and religious conflict, mass migration, left versus right, and worst of all, a willful denial of facts and science. The bulk of the blame rests with the powers-that-be who want to preserve their status quo at any cost. By that I mean political, religious and corporate elites.

Q      If the occupants of UFOs are from our future and can’t interfere with our timeline, then what are they up to?

A      Perhaps they’re collecting plant and animal specimens (and maybe even some people) that they deem worth preserving from this time period. Or, heck, they may have discovered a facet of the space-time continuum that eludes us. Your guess is as good as mine.

Q      The Day the Earth Stood Still’s ending offered some hope for humanity if we could get our act together, what’s your opinion?

A      Despite the deep hole we humans have dug for ourselves, it’s a great time to be alive. The possibility exists that before long we will witness the game-changer to end all game-changers, one that may lead to scientific and spiritual enlightenment. In his book, God and the Astronomers, NASA scientist, populist author and futurist Robert Jastrow postulated that scientists and mystics were climbing the same mountain of enlightenment on opposite sides. It’s encouraging to think that could be true. But one thing, for sure, we cannot continue despoiling the air we breathe and the water we drink — as we’ve done since the dawn of the Industrial Age. Unless you choose to drink the Kool-Aid of climate deniers like Donald Trump and other dictators like Vladimir Putin, something’s got to give. And, soon!

All graphics by Stephen Zoller. Author/blogger Ashley Jude Collie’s new sci-fi, dystopian novel, REJEX, is available on Amazon (US) and Amazon (UK), and Amazon worldwide.

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  • John Woodburn

    Let's storm Area 51

  • ashley collie

    In reply to: John Woodburn

    Hey, John, are you down with storming Area 51, or has everything been moved out already? Cheers!

  • John Woodburn

    In reply to: ashley collie

    Yes mate, I am ready to storm Area 51.

  • Matt Brown

    Dress up like aliens and stand outside they'll take you in by themselves.

  • ashley collie

    In reply to: Matt Brown

    Matt, the thought is that they're not little green men at all but humans from our future...check out the interview...Thanks for commenting. Fun stuff!

  • Deb Mills

    Like all Hollywood movies Aliens are targeting USA again. Bloody hell.

  • ashley collie

    In reply to: Deb Mills

    Cheers for commenting. But my filmmaker pal doesn't think they're aliens...and check out the interview with this back engineering scientist.

  • Alex Previdi

    I'm pretty sure there are many untold truths about aliens.

  • ashley collie

    In reply to: Alex Previdi

    Alex, check out the Joe Rogan interview with scientist Bob Lazar, eye-opening to say the least -

  • Tom Clark

    Area 51 is mostly for show. All the real stuff is at area 19, which can't be seen from space like the Groom Lake facility. The REAL crazy stuff they don't want you to know about isn't going to be out in the desert, it's in the various mountain bases, some of which "do not exist" to the point that there aren't even many good theories about them.

  • ashley collie

    In reply to: Tom Clark

    Tom, mate, scientist Bob Lazar talks about S4 an area near 51, where they were back engineering 9 crafts they had there. But my filmmaker pal doesn't believe they're little green men:

  • Rishi Kumar Singh

    Jumping on the hype wagon aren't we

  • ashley collie

    In reply to: Rishi Kumar Singh

    Rishi, I've never jumped on any hype wagon, I'm a bona fide journalist. But I started reading stories in the New York Times and on Sixty Minutes and did some research. There's a new show called "Unidentified" that involves ex Department of Defense, secret program heads, scientists and Navy pilots (from USS Nimitz) who saw craft they couldn't explain:

  • From Afar

    It's a shame that Mr. Zoller has bought into your liberal wolf cry and siped the anti-Trump Kool-Aid so freely.
    If he had left his mind a little more open, he would have been able to see his theory to its true conclusion.
    They are indeed time travelers... cannot interfere in this time plane.. and are here to try and recover civilization from the mutations created by abortions at will, gene manipulations, and socialized "need-to-know only" education.
    Was good work though, until you let your liberal brain programming get in the way.


    In reply to: From Afar

    totally agree the radical left politucs ruined it for me

  • ashley collie

    In reply to:

    Thanks for commenting, as I always appreciate comments. Although mention of "politucs" ruined your comment and perspective for me. Now that is radical! Cheers!

  • ashley collie

    In reply to: From Afar

    Thanks for commenting, but I was wondering, which planet are you from, "Afar?" Or, are you from the same nightmare that spawned, you-know-who? BTW, I'm not affiliated to any political party. I try to keep all my bases covered — conservative, liberal and everything in between. Cheers!

  • Robert McManus

    In reply to: From Afar

    Actually what he brought up is climate change denial from such gems as our reality show host. The left and the right are already suffering from the effects of climate change and it's only going to get worse whether you stick your head in politically motivated sand or not.

  • ashley collie

    In reply to: Robert McManus

    Great comment, thanks, Robert. PS I have a follow up story about how possible "alien" fuel technology scares the hell out of Big Oil and its cohorts.

  • Sarah Galvin

    We are not alone in this vast universe.

  • ashley collie

    In reply to: Sarah Galvin

    Sarah, thanks for commenting, but yes, it does seem a stretch that we are alone. Or, maybe, they're already here.

  • Ann Bekooy

    I couldn't agree more. Stephen Zoller is right on the money. I believe that "contact" may in fact be the only thing that can save humanity as we sure don't have any solutions for the mess we've made. I am hoping that indeed scientist and mystics have been seeking the same thing and hopefully the two will meet without mutual destruction.

  • ashley collie

    In reply to: Ann Bekooy

    Ann, thanks for commenting, a brilliant post. They may provide the game-changer to end all game-changers, they may. And, good point on science and mystics meeting from different routes. PS What's your thought about UFOs, from our future or what? Cheers!

  • Zeek Wolfe

    The origin of the term "little green men" comes from a CE3 in Italy in the 1940s. They have not been seen since. I have seen two ghosts and one alien in my life. Both are not from somewhere else but 'somewhen' else.

  • ashley collie

    In reply to: Zeek Wolfe

    Zeek, interesting observation, mate, about "somewhen" as filmmaker Zoller talks about "futurians" who are from somewhen! What was your encounter about?

  • Cjones1

    UFOs have been clocked on radar under 5000 mph, but even at 500,000 mph it would 1,370 years to travel one light year. Traveling faster or leapfrogging the vast distances of space over several generations might occur.
    I agree that Earthlings might be responsible for the UFO sightings. It took only about 150 years for modern humans to rapidly advance in scientific and technological knowledge. It is plausible that this may have occurred several times in Earth's history betwern glacial and interglacial periods. Surely the end of the Pleistocene was turbulent climatically and for any civilizations. Any Solar micronovae would have wreaked havoc as well. Any advanced inhabitants of Earth might have fled offworld, underground, and/or under the oceans. There are many legends of Godlike beings and genetic hybridization such as mermaids, superhumans, angels, devils, and more. Adaptations for offworld may involve all sorts of hybridization. They have played a part in our civilizations in the last 12,000 years according to legends. That would be my alternative to the time travelling Star Trek directive like visitations.
    If UFOs are beings monitoring our current civilization, they would certainly be motivated to prevent us from harming or destroying this planetary oasis so far away from other star systems with Goldilock zone planets.

  • stephen zoller

    In reply to: Cjones1

    You're spot on with your observations CJ. In an upcoming installment of our "search for intelligent life on earth" Ashley and I will dive headlong into the issue of what the progenitors of those remarkable vehicles may be up to. Stay tuned.

  • ashley collie

    In reply to: Cjones1

    Cjones - great comment, some very interesting ideas. And my follow-up article on BBN Times — — talks about human "regenesis" which could involve AI. PS On the other hand, if they ask to be taken to our present leaders, they may decide to take a complete pass! ;)

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Ashley is an award-winning journalist/author/blogger who has written for Playboy, Toronto Star, Movie Entertainment, Sports Illustrated, Maclean's and others. He's interviewed various "leaders" in their fields, including: Oscar winners (Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Lawrence, Alicia Vikander, Jane Fonda, Mira Sorvino, Geena Davis, Anthony Hopkins); Grammy winners (Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Ice Cube, Pete Townshend); MVPs in sports (Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Wayne Gretzky, Kobe Bryant); and, business leaders (Amazon's Jeff Bezos). He has an upcoming novel, REJEX, coming out on Pulp Hero Press. And he has written several episodic TV shows, appeared on CNN, and blogged for Mademan, Medium, GritDaily and HuffPost.


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