by Fred Burks

from WantToKnow Website


Aloha all,


what follows is a very informative article by Fred Burkes on the extraterrestrial issue. Burkes worked for 18 years as an interpreter for the State Department, and worked with a number of U.S. presidential administrations, and provided needed Indonesian translation services for Presidents Clinton and Bush.


He resigned in 2004 when he refused to sign a new secrecy agreement and the Washington Post wrote a story about it:

Burkes previously dismissed conspiracy theories concerning UFOs/extraterrestrial life on the basis that government bureaucracies could not keep secrets. He explains below his personal journey where he now recognizes that secrets can be kept in the military intelligence environment where compartmentalization, "need to know" and strict enforcements mechanisms are in place to ensure secrecy.


Interestingly, he explains that many of his former professional colleagues resist his extraterrestrial analysis. So there is still much opposition among professionals who falsely believe that if such secrets existed, then they would at some point have been exposed to or briefed about them.

In peace

Michael Salla, Ph.D.


Introduction - What's Really Going on Here?

As a former language interpreter for presidents and other top government officials, I was present at a number of secret meetings where the only people allowed were the top officials and their interpreters.


For most of my 18 years working with the U.S. Department of State, I did not see or hear anything which would support the belief of some of my conspiracy friends that global politics is largely controlled by a small group of evil men behind the scenes who wield inordinate amounts of wealth and power. I laughed at the level of paranoia I perceived in these friends, as I had been in top secret meetings and never seen anything to support their fearful beliefs.

Then in 2001, thanks to a wonderful friend who sent me a life-changing video, I had my eyes opened to a major cover-up of UFOs. This caused me to have to completely reformulate my beliefs about how the world works and the meaning of life. It started me on a quest to discover what was really going on behind the scenes. I dove into serious research and came up with an astounding amount of reliable information on a number of major cover-ups which I previously would have dismissed as completely crazy.


I then compiled this information on the website This website eventually became quite popular and put me in touch with a number of wonderful, brave researchers who shared reliable information they had gathered on various aspects of these cover-ups.

As is limited to only information that is highly reliable and generally easy to verify, I did not post my own deeper beliefs about what is really going on behind all of the cover-ups. Yet based on information I received independently from sources I personally trust, I developed my own theories about the big picture, which I provide here for you.


The information given here is clearly speculative, yet I include many supporting links for you to explore. I fully acknowledge that major parts of this could be mistaken. Yet I came to the basic conclusions listed below in 2002, and most new information I've received since has only strengthened my belief in all of this.

I present this material not to convince anyone of its truth. I offer it simply to present the conclusions of someone who has devoted many long hours to exploring these issues with a discerning eye, and with a faith that I am being led by forces greater than myself who are aligned with what's best for all of us.


Some of this information is far outside of consensus reality, yet I have lots of evidence to back up my conclusions. Remember in reading this that the mass media clearly plays a major role in fabricating the current consensus reality. As you will read below, despite all of the major manipulations, I am incredibly optimistic about our future.


Thanks for your interest and may you be guided to whatever is best for you and for all of us as you explore this material.


The Galactic Federation

First, the television program Star Trek is much closer to the truth than anyone might imagine. I’m convinced that there is some form of galactic federation of advanced beings from various planets and star systems throughout the galaxy. The vast majority of these beings are far advanced from us both technologically and spiritually.


A million years is a very short time in the evolution of a planet.


Some of these advanced species are many millions of years more evolved than us. They generally travel between planets not by mechanical propulsion, but by shifting dimensions.

The federation’s members all agree to a prime directive similar to that of Star Trek—not to disturb the natural evolutionary process of less evolved planets unless help is specifically requested, or unless it is necessary to avoid major disaster.


Developing planets are invited to join the galactic federation only after they have evolved to a place where they have expanded beyond the confines of their own world both technologically and spiritually—meaning no more wars at the very least.


The Evolution of Humanity

Key researchers of these matters speculate, however, that there are a few relatively young ET (extra-terrestrial) species which have developed the technology of interstellar travel, yet spiritually are lagging. They are not part of the galactic federation, nor do they feel obligated to abide by its guidelines. Like the Klingons of Star Trek, these species at times ignore the prime directive and manipulate the natural evolution of developing planets for their own benefit.

This may be what happened here on Earth.


Evidence suggests that ETs have been visiting Earth from long before the dawn of modern man. In fact, it is possible that one or more human-like, less spiritually evolved ET races were actually involved in the evolution of humans on this planet. There may have been some conflict between these races, and even between factions within the same race, which affected the ancient history of humankind.

Some researchers speculate that at key points in ancient human history, members of these ET races chose select human women for procreation to inject more intelligent, capable genes into humankind, thus upgrading human capabilities. This may have been done for scientific purposes, such as to upgrade the pool of genetic possibilities available to the ETs, or to correct perceived deficiencies in their genetic code, or to forward evolutionary agendas. Others speculate that even earlier, some ET race or races may even have used scientific processes to create homo sapiens by manipulating DNA, possibly mixing their own DNA with primate species already here on Earth.

At certain times in ancient human history, these “sons of gods” (in the eyes of primitive humans) thus came down to procreate with “the daughters of men,” as is mentioned in Genesis 6 in the Bible and other ancient writings.


There are stories in the texts of various religions which make a lot of sense if you consider that what was being described might have been some kind of extraterrestrial contact, for instance, “virgin” births, Moses and the burning bush, Muhammad’s trip into the heavens described in the Koran, chariots of fire in the Bible and other ancient stories, and more...


Nuclear Dangers Draw ET Interest

As our planet evolved and eventually developed nuclear capabilities in WWII, many ET species began paying a lot more attention to what was happening on Earth. This accounts for the large increase in UFO sightings during and after WWII.


A few more advanced species are particularly concerned that we could seriously damage our planet. The most vivid UFO sightings tend to be focused around nuclear and military research facilities. The famous 1947 Roswell incident, where two UFOs crashed and were recovered in the New Mexico desert, took place right near where the 509th bomb group was located—the only nuclear-capable jet fleet in the world at that time!

Some of the more advanced species are sending clear warnings to those in power not to play with nuclear bombs. Three military witnesses in the book Disclosure describe accounts where nuclear warheads were disarmed or destroyed. In one case, 16 nuclear warheads were totally disarmed in one day after UFOs were sighted over military bases firing pencil-thin red beams into the warheads.

One of the reasons I’m so optimistic about all this is that even though some of these less advanced species may be causing problems here, other species far advanced of them will not allow us or any other ET species to badly damage the planet or the human race. In accordance with the prime directive, they will implement the minimum intervention necessary to keep things in balance. The vast majority of people on the planet may not even know that there was intervention.


A significant minority, including myself, are already sending prayers asking the more advanced ETs not to allow things to get out of hand, and to help us in whatever way is best.


The Control Group

After the recovery of two downed UFOs at Roswell in 1947, it is speculated that Majestic 12 was formed. A secret task force comprised of top military and government officials, this group advised the president on the UFO situation and was charged with doing everything necessary to keep information on the subject top secret—for reasons of “national security.” Actions taken by this group eventually led to secret contact with the ETs, and a meeting between Eisenhower and some ETs.

At this meeting, agreements were made whereby one species of ETs was given permission to conduct genetic studies on the planet (cattle mutilations, abductions) in exchange for helping the U.S. to develop and advance its technology.


This apparently was one of the lesser-evolved species. Lasers, the integrated circuit, and fiber optics were just a few of the technologies “seeded” by these ETs secretly through military channels to select research groups in large corporations (see the book The Day After Roswell by Colonel Philip J. Corso, who was in charge of seeding this technology).

During Eisenhower’s presidency, a major power struggle erupted over UFO technology. Eisenhower lost control of the subject, which is likely one reason why in his farewell speech on leaving the presidency, he gives the following stern warning,

“We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist.”

Through the ever-increasing secrecy around this issue, everything related to UFOs became hidden even to later presidents.


A culture of intense secrecy was formed, whereby all involved in these unacknowledged or “black projects” on UFOs and related material were strictly prohibited from discussing any information except on a “need to know” basis.


A Culture of Strict Control and Secrecy

Something to remember in dealing with secrecy and major cover-ups is that governments are massive bureaucracies and thus very inefficient in general and incapable of carrying out detailed secret plans. However, the military and intelligence branches of government are rigid hierarchies in which everyone knows their position. Superiors who give commands are very rarely questioned. Just the words "Yes, sir" bring up images of a "good soldier" in the military.

The massive Manhattan Project (development of the first atomic bomb) is one example of a huge military project that was successfully kept secret for years. The building of an entire city to support the project in Oak Ridge, Tennessee at the time was successfully kept secret even from the state's governor. It is through use of the highly organized military and intelligence services that the power elite, working together with key allies in government and the media, are able to carry out major cover-ups and secret operations like those involved with UFOs and ETs.

A person must have special clearance to even get close to the group involved with UFOs and advanced technologies. Once a person reaches a certain level within this secret community and has been screened and cleared, if they agree to go deeper and thus be exposed to sensitive parts of the cover-up, they must agree to give up quite a bit of their freedom. Microchips are implanted in their bone to track their whereabouts. They are frequently monitored and strictly forbidden from sharing any secret information with anyone, under threat of severe penalties, including death if necessary.

Everything that those with this special clearance publish or write—even their emails—is screened for content. They have become a part of what is almost like a secret brotherhood or secret society. And there is no turning back once you’re in. You do what you are told by your superiors—no questions asked. Only a very few of these people have ever managed to escape and get information out. The large majority of them likely enjoy the power of their positions, and thus are willing to put up with the restrictions on their liberty in exchange for money, power, and knowledge.

Even among this secret group, which likely involves many thousands of people, very few have any idea of the full scope and scale of all that is going on. Many don’t even know that their work is based in UFO technologies.


Complex layers of secrecy (compartmentalization) and the passing of sensitive information on a “need to know” basis ensure that only a few at the very top of the command structure know the big picture. Highly sophisticated disinformation programs also lead even insiders into false beliefs about the cover-up. It is unlikely than any one person knows all of what is going on, as like in any large society, there is infighting for control and power all the way to the very top.

Dr. Steven M. Greer, an MD and former head of a hospital ER, is the head of the Disclosure Project, which has riveting testimony from over 400 government and military witnesses on the UFO cover-up. Dr. Greer has met a few of the top echelon within the secret group. He estimates that as many as 40% of the top leaders in this secret structure now feel that everything has gone too far, and that it’s time for a large-scale disclosure.


Major shifts and changes are happening in this structure as people all over are gradually awakening to the fact that we are all interconnected at the deepest levels.


Disempowering ETs

Getting back to the involvement of ETs, it appears that though many, if not most, of these ETs are either benevolent or neutral, others are largely interested in control and dominance. Those into control and dominance are working with key individuals both inside and outside of this secret group.


They particularly interact with a select group of powerful men we might call “the controllers.” These are the ones at the top of the pyramid in the “brotherhood” mentioned above. These controllers now have unprecedented control over the press, corporations, drug trade, stock market, oil and energy production, and lots more.


They facilitated the 9/11 attacks in order to promote fear and war.


Empowering ETs and Humans

Other ETs, along with groups of humans and many individuals like myself, are focused on uncovering the intentions of the controllers at the same time as we lay the foundations for planetary transformation.


We are working to help humans wake up to all that is going on around them and to the infinite potential within them, so that humankind might eventually join the galactic community.

We are focused, each in our own way, on spreading love and empowerment with no desire to work against anyone. We know that the controllers don’t fully understand what they are doing, as their personalities and beliefs have been twisted by their own upbringing and many other factors. We clearly are working to stop the destructive behavior of these controllers, yet even as we do this, we recognize that all beings are in their essence divine and fully worthy of love and empowerment.


Both advanced ETs and humans working with them have no doubt that in the end love always prevails.


Other Beings

Aside from these ETs, there are a large variety of beings or spirits who do not have physical bodies. The vast majority of these beings are far advanced of us spiritually, though like the ETs, among them are some less evolved spirits who don’t yet understand the power of love. By opening and asking for guidance from the spirits (call them angels if you like) who spread love and empowerment, we can deeply enrich our personal lives and help to shift the planet into a new paradigm.

We attract to us whatever we hold deepest and strongest inside ourselves. Let us work to become more aware of both our conscious and unconscious beliefs as we develop clear intentions and seek guidance in this. There are many sources of guidance and inspiration if we only choose to open to them.


By first committing ourselves to a path of love, healing, and empowerment, and then doing our best to live that path, and by inviting guidance from empowering beings and ETs, we can and will transform our lives and planet.


Global Control

The controllers are working hard to consolidate the global economy under the multinational corporations which they own and control. They know that cheap new energy sources would allow people to become independent of the power grid that they now control. It would also destroy the oil economy which in so many ways dominates the world and keeps those in power rich.


So they will take whatever measures necessary, including killing people, to keep new energy sources from becoming available. They often use “national security” as the excuse to forward their plans. Patents for new energy devices and inventions are known to have been seized for national security reasons.

These controllers now have incredible influence over the mass media, and thus public perception. Just 10 years ago, 50 corporations jointly controlled most of the mass media. Today it is dominated by less than ten enormous transnational conglomerates. The controllers also have their hands in the international drug trade (largely through the CIA), and can have great influence on the stock market through the huge amounts of cash they control as a result of the cash-only drug trade.

One of the reasons these people wanted 9/11 was that the Taliban began to eradicate opium production in Afghanistan in mid 2000, eventually decimating the cash income through drugs of the controllers. In 2000, Afghanistan provided over 70% of the world's heroin. By 2001, it had dropped to almost nothing. Yet by the end of 2002, under an American installed puppet (a former Unocal contractor), the opium trade had surpassed the levels of 2000!


If you don’t believe it, follow the links.


9/11 provided a convenient pretext to invade Afghanistan and revive the profitable opium industry.


Control Methods

The controllers realize that there are several powerful methods to control people:

  1. create as much fear as possible while encouraging people to feel like victims

  2. convince citizens of the need for ever more secrecy

  3. keep the public polarized

  4. distract people from their deeper purpose in life through promoting consumerism, empty sex, drugs, the money chase, and more...

9/11 and the war on terrorism are part of an extended plan to promote these methods so that the controllers can eventually gain unbridled control of the politics and economics of the whole planet.


Transcending Control

Ultimately, it is the collective fear, secrecy, polarization, and loss of purpose within all of us that has allowed leaders to take power who would subvert democracy, and who would take away our freedoms and liberties. By each one of us making a commitment to work on these issues both inside of ourselves and out in the world—and to inspire others to do the same—we can and will change our collective direction and build a solid foundation for a brighter future.

The simple way to counteract the methods of the controllers is to do our best to:

  1. transform fear into love

  2. promote transparency

  3. recognize and overcome polarization

  4. continually develop and refine our deepest intentions for life and then live these intentions

We can also empower ourselves by noticing when we feel like victims, and choosing instead to take responsibility for how we interpret our lives. Coming together to do this in groups provides support and magnifies all these efforts. The more people who join in these efforts, the less control the elite group has over our world.


And it’s already happening! We are rapidly developing a new paradigm on this planet!!!

When we learn about things that appear to be “bad” or “wrong,” it’s easy to place the responsibility outside of ourselves. It’s very easy to blame others, like the controllers, for everything that’s wrong with our world. Yet ultimately, we all are co-creators here. We all play a role in everything that goes on. When we commit to look inside of ourselves for the reason things aren’t working the way we would like, we can make a big difference.


By working to transform fear and hatred inside of ourselves, we can play a significant role in creating more love and empowerment not only in our own lives, but on the whole planet. I am totally committed to do my very best to love, heal, and empower myself and all beings on this planet.


I invite you to join me in this in whatever way feels right to you.


The Internet—A Powerful Source of Information

So there has been ET intervention throughout the history of humankind, with greatly increased contact over the last 50 years. For decades, there have been huge cover-ups around energy, wars, drugs, and news coverage of these. All this information has been strictly suppressed through a variety of means and for a variety of reasons. With the advent of the Internet, however, the flow of information on all the cover-ups has become much more difficult to control.

The controllers are very aware of the power of the Internet. They have a very well developed disinformation campaign working through a great variety of websites and other sources to lead researchers astray.


That is why has been very careful to focus on information that can be verified and that comes from trustworthy sources. If people are careful to verify and substantiate what they find on the Internet, they can now research and discover for themselves what is really going on in the world.


This is another reason I’m very optimistic about the future.


Does Anybody Want to Know?

From all this, it is clear that my entire view of the world shifted radically beginning in 2001.


Before that, I was absolutely convinced that there were no really huge cover-ups. Once I learned what was going on, however, I was eager to share this information with my friends. Yet to my great surprise, most of my friends didn’t want to hear about it. As almost everything I had learned was based on solid, verifiable evidence, I had assumed that others would be both concerned and fascinated. I was very wrong. I found that few even of my close friends really wanted to know anything that would disturb their comfortable view of reality.

I’ve now become very clear that most people are not willing to let their established concepts of the world go so easily. It can feel threatening to most people to learn that they have been massively deceived.


I’ve learned that I’m more flexible than most in changing even deeply held beliefs when presented with evidence which clearly shows these beliefs to be mistaken. I now encourage people to explore how to develop a more open mind and more fluid intelligence if they want to play a significant role in the transformation of our planet.

I have also found that very few people are deeply committed to what’s best for all of us. Few are really interested even in consciously moving in that direction. On meeting new friends, I now generally expect most people not to be interested in all this, though I almost always put out feelers, just in case. I have no desire to push anyone into believing anything.


Yet I do love talking about both the cover-ups and the transformation movements sweeping our planet with the few who are really open, and especially with the even fewer who already knew about some of this before I did.


New Friends

Thankfully, the deeper I open to all of this, the more I meet people from around the world who do share my commitment and my desire to know what's really happening, no matter how ugly it may be. It’s great to now be in contact with courageous, pioneering people not only from across the U.S., but also from Australia, New Zealand, Germany, and many other countries.


Yet no matter how little or how much friends support me, I’m just excited to have gained all of this knowledge. I truly want to know what’s happening in the world, so that I can be more effective in promoting transformation.

I’m aware now that some of the controllers would like to steer us into World War III. And I’m really OK with that.


Even if in a worst-case scenario we end up completely destroying the planet, I know that this would simply mean that all of our souls would migrate somewhere else to try again to learn that love is the way back into wholeness. Now I highly doubt that we will destroy the Earth. I’m actually incredibly optimistic, yet I’m also prepared for anything.


Based on my belief in the divine interconnectedness of all beings, I fully trust that what’s best for all is what happens always.


No Fear - It’s Why I’m Here!

It’s remarkable how I’ve hardly felt scared by even the most twisted activities I’ve learned about. The reason is that for the first time in my life, it’s very clear to me why I ended up living on this planet now. I'm here because this is a unique time when many souls on the planet are awakening from their slumber and being presented with a choice.


We have the choice, upon being exposed to all this, to go back to sleep and be led into disempowering realms, or to wake up and join in creating a beautiful new paradigm based in love and cooperation. I am very clear that I am here with many others to invite all people on this planet to choose a new paradigm now and to help create it together.

I am totally jazzed and passionate about playing my role in transforming this planet into a place of love, healing, and empowerment for all! Yea!!!


In the years since learning about all the cover-ups, I have become incredibly clear that I was called here not just to invite people to awaken, but also to help spread love and empowerment to all who are open to it. What a joyful mission to have, no matter what might happen in the future!

I am very excited about inviting all I meet to work towards transforming fear into love, towards moving from victim consciousness to becoming powerful creators in our lives, towards developing and refining our purpose and intentions in life, and towards truly seeing all beings as divine.


What an exciting mission to have! And I get to work with many wonderful, courageous souls who are passionate about this work, too!


How awesome is that!!!


Shifting Focus to the New Paradigm

Having researched major cover-ups almost full time for several years now, I feel I have the big picture pretty well down. I see the plan of the controllers, yet I also surrender to the greater divine plan of All That Is.


The knowledge I've gained has helped me to awaken to who I am and what I’m doing here. I’m now ready and very excited to spend much less time on researching the cover-ups, and focus my energies much more on creating a new paradigm of love, healing, and empowerment for all. I'm thrilled about all the transformation happening in my own life and in the world around me!

If you feel that you are called to be a part of the planetary transformation team, we have developed an empowering website specifically for you. As we join together in building bridges to a new paradigm for our world, we are paving the way for our planet to join the galactic federation, and for humanity to join the galactic family which patiently and lovingly awaits us.


It's an exciting time to be alive and a privilege to be committed fully in service to all of us.


Thank you to all of you for wanting to know and for working together to build a brighter future for us all!