The CSETI Project Starlight

Disclosure Strategy
Update and Clarification

by Steven M. Greer M.D.
8 April 1998

from GreatDreams Website

For over four and one half years, CSETI has been diligently implementing a strategic plan to effect a disclosure on the UFO/ETI subject.


Recent misinformation and disinformation regarding this process which has appeared on the Internet and elsewhere necessitates a reiteration of that strategic plan and an update on the process.

In the summer of 1993, a group of CSETI advisors and military consultants met to discuss how to best develop a reliable point of contact (POC) to the US government. This was felt necessary after a number of CSETI CE-5 encounter incidents had occurred which resulted in team members expressing concerns about covert attempts to interfere with the CE-5 diplomatic initiative. It was felt a reliable POC was needed for communication and briefing purposes, thus reducing the likelihood of an undesired outcome or event.

Ultimately it was decided that we should pursue various POCs within the Executive Branch of the US government and the military and to approach congressional leadership at a later point in the process.

A strategic plan was devised to:

1) collect and identify the Best Available Evidence related to UFOs/ETI

2) identify top-secret military and intelligence witnesses to the matter who were willing to come forward and disclosure what they knew

3) create a team of briefers and advisors to Executive Branch officials and military officials who would conduct briefings and recommend near-term disclosure of the subject and the end to secrecy related to the subject

By September of 1993 this plan was in action, and with the assistance of a senior official at the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a meeting was set up at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base with the top-secret Foreign Aerospace Science and Technology Center located there (this had previously been the Foreign Technology Center to which the 1940's New Mexico UFO crash remains had been sent; it is now called the National Air intelligence Center -NAIC).


The discussions at Wright-Patterson AFB were cordial and constructive.

Eventually, a number of consultants became involved with the briefing and disclosure process, including national security think tank heads, friends of the President and others. Continued networking resulted in briefings for senior Clinton Administration officials, including CIA Director James Woolsey.

During these briefings, we recommended decisive government action to end the secrecy surrounding this subject and that the Administration should work to disclose substantial facts about the UFO/ETI issue as soon as possible. In the materials provided for senior White House, CIA, DOD and other officials we set out the rationale for the timeliness of this disclosure and the dangers associated with continued secrecy. We also clearly stated in writing that if the government did not coordinate this disclosure, that we would bypass the government and work to disclose these secrets unilaterally.

However, we made it clear that it was in the nation's (and world's) best interest to have so weighty a matter disclosed cooperatively by the government.

Unfortunately, very senior Executive Branch officials, including the CIA Director, senior Presidential advisors and Pentagon officials found it difficult to penetrate the ultra-secret 'black' programs dealing with this subject. As CIA Director Woolsey pointed out to me, they cannot disclose what they do not know or have access to.

It is now a matter of public record that Assistant Attorney General and close Presidential friend Webster Hubbell had been asked officially by the President to look into the UFO issue (see Hubble's book "Friends in High Places"). Hubbell stated that they were not satisfied with the answers they were getting from NORAD and elsewhere. It is disturbing to think that the President - our Commander-In-Chief - and his inner circle may not have high enough clearances to be briefed fully on this matter...

After a period of extensive briefings for US, foreign and UN leaders, it became obvious that,

1) these leaders were deliberately being kept in the dark on the subject

2) that they did not possess the courage or political will to take on the covert apparatus managing the UFO/ETI matter

In fact, they were visibly shaken by the situation.

As more and more top-secret witnesses, documents and other evidence was identified, it became clear that - unless a Presidential executive order effectively ended the secrecy and resulted in disclosure - that our next best option would be to identify a member of congress who would call for and hold open congressional hearings on the subject.

At this point, a number of old wags in the UFO subculture stated that we should just come forward with what we knew, identify the top-secret witnesses and let it all come out.


This facile strategic recommendation overlooked three major problems:

1. The foundation of the disclosure process is the pool of dozens of top-secret military and intelligence witnesses to unambiguous UFO/ET events and programs. These courageous witnesses have asked for a safe, effective and official means of coming out with their testimony, if at all possible.

CSETI felt a moral responsibility to vigorously pursue an officially sanctioned venue for so momentous a disclosure, if at all feasible. To this end, CSETI has - for 4 years - attempted to secure the highest, safest official venue possible for this disclosure. These courageous military witnesses have asked this of us, and we have faithfully pursued that request. Some of these witnesses are in fear for their lives; others fear other sanctions and punishment. All of them would prefer to come forward in an official setting, freed from the restraints of their national security oaths etc.

2. The disclosure of the reality of UFOs and ETI is no small matter. Neither the CSETI leadership nor our witnesses wanted to appear to be upstaging the US government, the UN or other concerned governments. It was imperative that we make good-faith efforts to get our national and world leaders to deal with this subject officially, prior to a unilateral privatized disclosure. The implications of such a disclosure are so vast and so profound that only a very reckless person or group would attempt to effect this disclosure without first offering to work cooperatively with our governments. We have assiduously created a paper trail which fully documents these efforts, lest we later be accused of disclosing the ultimate secret without first consulting with the government. While this process has been in turns tedious, rewarding, exasperating, expensive and time-consuming, we are certain that it was the right thing to do.

3. In the absence of significant funding for a privatized disclosure, the best and most cost-effective way to achieve this goal was to convince the government or the Congress to take on this task. A congressional hearing, obviously, would be funded by the Congress. A private disclosure will need to be funded by - who? Those who think that you simply hold a press conference with the witnesses (arranging that - including flying into one place, lodging etc dozens of witnesses - would alone cost tens of thousands of dollars, if not hundreds of thousands) have never dealt with big media on this subject.


We are not willing to expose these witnesses unless it is strategically effective. There is no point in taking such risks unless there is a reasonable likelihood that the status quo will be changed. To privately see that this is the case - with no support of congress or the government - will be a very complex and expensive undertaking, far outside the resources of the UFO community at this time (or at any time in the past).

In light of the above, from 1995-1997 CSETI pursued a number of briefings with members of Congress.


One year ago, on April 9,1997, we convened the historic CSETI briefings for members of Congress, White House figures and senior military figures, among others (see the CSETI Report on the DC Briefings). Since April of 1997, we have continued to provide briefings and recommended to key congressional committee chairmen that open hearings be convened as soon as practical. Hundreds if not thousands of CSETI supporters have written these key congressional leaders recommending open hearings on the UFO/ETI subject.

I have personally met with numerous members of Congress. Key committee chairmen have been fully briefed and given unambiguous evidence and top-secret witness testimony, in person and on videotape. And everyone is tossing this hot potato to someone else's committee. Not unlike the refrain Not In My Backyard, it appears our leaders are saying Not In My Committee.

To recap, we have over the past four and a half years assiduously fulfilled a strategy to identify the best scientific evidence and government witnesses, brief and advise world leaders, members of Congress, the Pentagon, the UN and others and have fully documented this process. We have done everything humanly possible, at immense cost in funds, time and human life, to see that this process was done properly. In good faith to our witnesses we took no shortcuts and have consistently asked the President, the Congress and others to allow this disclosure to take place officially and safely through proper channels.

While we are willing to continue to brief members of Congress, Pentagon leaders and other government leaders when called upon, and while we still prefer official government involvement in this disclosure, the time has come to begin these disclosures without the government. We cannot allow this process to be delayed indefinitely by bureaucrats or timid politicians who will not take on this responsibility.


The opportunity has been offered to them, and we continue to offer our cooperation should Congress or the President decide to do the right thing and become involved in this disclosure process.

Ultimately, however, the time comes when closure is needed regarding the government briefing process, and 'we the people' should exert our rights to free speech and come forward with the truth as we have found it.

Without the cover of a Congressional subpoena, many witnesses may be reluctant to step forward. However, we know that the most courageous and resolute government witnesses will come forward with us, independent of the government. They, more than we, are weary of the excessive secrecy and ridiculing which surrounds this subject. With these courageous witnesses, we will come forward with a privatized, civilian led program to disclose the truth of this subject, in the most credible, highest and most effective manner possible.

This will consist of a world news conference, multi-part prime time expose documentary series, compendium books and a world scientific summit. This process, once begun, must be relentless, high quality, serious and thorough.

Ironically, numerous members of Congress, White House staff, and very senior Joint Chiefs of Staff personnel have recommended that we bypass the government altogether and come forward with the evidence and witnesses.


Of course, this is somewhat self-serving, since it gets them off the hook and ignores the fact that many of our best witnesses will not come forward without officially sanctioned approval and immunity from prosecution for violating national security regulations. Nevertheless, after four and half years of thorough strategic implementation, the time has come to see that the truth comes out via a civilian, privatized multi-media process. And we have been told by members of Congress that once this happens, the likelihood of open Congressional hearings will be significantly enhanced.

These are the crossroads at which we find ourselves: The Congress, like Caesars's Senate, pursues trivialities while Rome burns, and the main stream news media regards the pursuit of sexual pecadillos as the summit of investigative reporting. How tragic.

Meanwhile, it is left to the people to resolve one of the most important issues of our time:

  • that we are not alone

  • that intelligent life is visiting this planet

  • that a cabal of covert programs and entities are hiding the truth from our leaders and from the people

And the means for generating immense amounts of pollution-free energy is hidden away in black projects, while the earth's geophysical equilibrium is increasingly upset.

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Project Starlight Coalition
by Steven M. Greer, M.D.

International Director of CSETI

from SpacePub Website


The Project Starlight Coalition (PSC) is a voluntary association of researchers, scientists, world leaders and concerned citizens who are dedicated to effecting a non-harmful disclosure on the UFO/ETI (Unidentified Flying Object / Extraterrestrial Intelligence) issue in the near future.

Since its inception in July 1993, the PSC has developed a strategy to coordinate a high level disclosure on the UFO/ETI subject, and has successfully been able to brief numerous world leaders. We have found that wide consensus exists among senior political, scientific and military / intelligence figures for a public acknowledgement of the reality of UFOs and ETI.

The PSC envisions the process of disclosure to go forward in four phases:

I. Collection of evidence and the testimony of senior government, military and intelligence witnesses on the UFO/ETI subject; development of strategy; building networks and early pre-briefing of senior world leaders (underway).

II. Upon finalization of evidence and witness testimony collection, the formal briefing process will begin. The briefing process, to begin just prior to a public disclosure, will be geared towards the world's senior government, scientific, cultural and religious leaders and organizations.

III. The public announcement will include an event covered by the world's media where the best evidence and witnesses will be presented publicly, making an undeniable case for the reality of UFOs and ETI.

IV. The Post Announcement Era. As follow-up to the announcement concerning the detection of ETI, a continuing effort of public education, conferences and in-depth briefings will occur. This continued educational program is to ensure a calm, orderly and ultimately constructive assimilation of the knowledge that we are not alone in the universe, and to empower the world community to assume open responsibility for management of the subject, thus ending current exclusive covert control.

The interested and concerned public is invited to join PSC to assist in this global disclosure effort. Specifically, help is needed in the following areas:


1. Collection of best evidence and witnesses

High quality, multiple witnessed UFO/ETI cases, official documents, photos, video, movies, hard evidence such as metal samples, biological samples, etc., and first-hand government / military witnesses are being sought. If you have access to, or possess high quality evidence, please contact us as soon as possible. Important witnesses to current or past operations dealing with this subject may be assured of confidentiality and a serious approach to their security needs and national security oaths / obligations (see below).

2. Network building

In order to provide briefings, serve in an advisory capacity and gather support for the project, we invite those with bona fide contacts in the following areas to contact us: government leaders and organizations, scientific leaders and organizations, military / intelligence leaders and organizations, cultural and economic leaders and organizations, including the media, religious leaders and organizations, other leaders and organizations who need to be briefed or could provide assistance

3. Funding

We have ultimate funding needs of approximately $5 million. If you know of individuals, institutions, philanthropic organizations or other groups who could help with funding, please contact us.





A key part of the Project Starlight Coalition's strategy is the identification of important government witnesses to the UFO/ETI subject. This includes:

  • scientists

  • corporate contractors

  • military and intelligence officers and officials

  • civilian government employees

  • NASA and other space officials and employees

  • political figures.

The combination of bona fide witness testimony from credible witnesses of stature with other evidence, such as pilot sightings, general reports, government documents, photos, videos, hard evidence, etc., will make an undeniable case for the reality of the UFOs and the existence of ETI.

We are acutely aware of the sensitive security issues and needs of these types of witnesses, and have taken measures for their protection. Very senior US government briefings have occurred and steps are being taken at appropriate levels of the Executive Branch of the US government to provide release for these witnesses from their national security obligations, and to provide for their protection.

Moreover, an important dynamic is created by gathering together multiple credible witnesses in a coalition - there is safety in numbers - and by coordinating a strategy for all of these witnesses to come forward in unison and at the same time, credibility is enhanced and an unassailable case is made for the reality of the subject.

Nevertheless, we recognize that courage and a genuine sense of altruism and dedication to the ideals of democracy are required for individuals to come forward. We have already located a number of such witnesses and invite others to come forward. The time for the truth to be told has come, and with the end of the Cold War, there can be no justification for continued secrecy.


Indeed, the future of democracy may depend on the courage of individuals willing to come forward and share what they know about a subject which must become the domain of all the peoples of the world.


Such witnesses are key to the success of the Project Starlight strategy.


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Comprehensive Briefing Document

Project Starlight

Assessment Summary

by Steven Green, M.D.

CSETI (Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence)

from UFOEvidence Website


The summary from the comprehensive assessment of the UFO phenomenon by CSETI.

"Some UFOs are extraterrestrial spacecraft (ETS) which are piloted by extraterrestrial biological entities (EBEs) who originate on another planet, and most likely

another star system"


Recent worldwide trends of increasing extraterrestrial activity, coupled with significant advancement in CSETI research results, suggest that imminent extraterrestrial events and CSETI initiatives will soon overtake current government policy on this issue.


It is recommended that governments worldwide review and change existing policy to one of increasing openness, disclosure and cooperation with civilian research teams. (See section IV on Strategies and Rationale for Changing Government Policy).

Some UFOs are extraterrestrial spacecraft (ETS) which are piloted by extraterrestrial biological entities (EBEs) who originate on another planet, and most likely another star system.

  • More than one extraterrestrial civilization is represented in the current activities involving earth.

  • These extraterrestrial civilizations are working in concert and not competitively, although there is some specialization in function and activities for the various groups. This indicates that there exists either an emerging or well established organization for these groups.

  • These beings have bases within this solar system and may maintain temporary bases on earth, particularly under water.

  • The variety in sizes and shapes of ETS observed is due to: varying civilizations of origin, and more importantly, specialization of function, which include general reconnaissance, medical research and intelligence, earth environmental research, central command and base operations, energy generation and transfer, and human technology, military and space program research and reconnaissance.

  • Sudden and fully open contact with human civilization has been avoided because of a number of interrelated factors, including:

    • the need to avoid an untimely disruption of earth civilization including military, political, geopolitical, cultural, economic, technological and religious upheaval

    • risks to their own civilization and "people" as well as overall mission, given human xenophobia and tendencies towards violent armed reactions; and up to this time, such massive and open contact has not been necessary, and has not been consonant with their overall long term mission and purpose.


    A Plan is in place to allow for gradually broader and deeper contact with human society and individuals so that humans may become accustomed to the reality of other intelligent beings in the universe, and so that needed research and observation may take place on both sides. Limited but increasing opportunities for bilateral and human initiated contact will occur in the reasonably near future.

    Sudden and large scale contact will occur only in the event of a significant worldwide emergency (manmade or natural).

While ET observation and interaction with earth is probably an ancient as opposed to purely modern phenomenon, the marked increase in activity coinciding with World War II and the dawning of the "nuclear age" indicates that ETI are quite concerned about this transitional stage of human social evolution.

  • Extraterrestrial intelligence (ETI) technology is strictly guarded by both ETI and human governmental agencies because of its potential for military applications which would greatly threaten world security. It is imperative that this technology not find significant human applications until such time as the earth is ready for it

  • The US government, at least at the level of a highly compartmentalized top secret group, has known about the reality of these ETS and their occupants since at least 1947. A strict secrecy has been maintained due to:

    • Fear of public panic and social disruption

    • Security issues surrounding possible military and technology application of ETI technology, especially in the setting of a world beset with Cold War tensions and competing interests

    • Uncertainty and mistrust regarding ETI motives and intentions

    • Embarrassment and consternation over human military inability to secure world air space from repeated penetrations by ETS.

The U.S. government possesses several ETSs and the deceased bodies of several EBEs.

The nature of "reality" of these craft and these beings has been incorrectly characterized by some as belonging to "another dimension and reality" from this dimension. Unfortunately, these statements are made without fully considering what "this reality" is. A more correct understanding of this is that the Full Spectrum of Reality is a singular, integrated one which may be perceived wholly or in its various aspects, such perception being entirely dependent on the level of consciousness of the perceiver.


The various aspects of "dimensions" of this reality, which are limitless in number, are not restricted to or by time and space as we know it commonly.


These beings and their craft belong to the same Reality as humans, however, their advancement in the realms of physical science and the science of consciousness has given them competence in a broader aspect of the Full Spectrum of Reality than is usually experienced by humans.


The difference, then, is one of degree and not fundamental reality, since humans potentially have access to all aspects of the Full Spectrum of Reality just as extraterrestrial beings do. These differences are not insurmountable, nor are they truly fundamental; in fact they are relative and only temporary. While these beings are utilizing and experiencing a broader aspect of the Full Spectrum of Reality, so too can and will humans, for we are as "inter dimensional'' by nature as they.

ETS energy and "propulsion" systems utilize principles and laws of the physical universe not yet fully appreciated by human science, and may include:

  • Gravity/anti-gravity and electromagnetic/gravity technology

  • Space energy and so-called hyper dimensional energy systems

  • Matter energy interchangeable technologies

  • Possible Consciousness Assisted Technology (CAT) and Technology Assisted Consciousness (TAG)

Some, if not all, EBEs have advanced mental capabilities which include telepathy, precognition, remote viewing and others, indicating that they have developed the "science of consciousness" to a degree which parallels or surpasses their advanced physical technologies.


Humans also possess these capabilities, but these remain largely undeveloped by most humans.

EBEs are more developed or advanced than humans in a number of respects, but are not superior to humans as beings. Our point of unity and equality with EBEs is in our mutual existence as conscious intelligent beings.


While these various EBEs may have values and priorities which are different from those of some 20th century humans, their motives and ultimate intentions are non- hostile and do not include the acquisition or subjugation of the earth and its peoples.

The establishing of a lasting world peace and a just and effective world government is essential to the long-term ETl-Human relationship.

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