Email interview conducted by Dee Andrew with Steve Firmani about the World Association for Truth in Ufology.
1) What prompted you to start the World Association for Truth in Ufology movement?
I have long felt that Ufology has not received the support and respect it deserves, both from mainstream science and the general public. The more I researched the situation, it seemed more serious and wide spread than I had initially perceived.
In the beginning Ufology’s only issues were due to public opinion, skeptic organizations, mainstream science and the government itself. Now with current technology, the internet and the attitude of news media and television productions on the subject there is much, much more to battle to gain credibility. The World Association for Truth in Ufology was founded to bring that battle to the forefront and inform and educate the world to the truth and what is legit and what is not.
2) In your opinion, what are some of the problems with current ufology?
I can best answer this by elaborating on some of the issues Ufology faces today. To begin, I was disappointed to say the least when I heard an advertisement on a local radio station promoting a local steak house establishment. The ad stated “so if you want something real, turn off that UFO show and come to us”. This is an example of what is being fed to the public and presenting the UFO phenomena as fairy tales, flying saucers and, “little green men”. Why is this happening? Let’s look at the internet and find out.
Although I don’t fault individuals for their opinions and belief systems there is a correct time and place for everything and everything should be recognized for what it really is.
Googling UFOs online conjures up thousands upon thousands of “links” to everything imaginable from “little green men” from the moon (at this point I’m not at all surprised that some still ponder the moon as being made from cheese) to educated papers and websites by respected scientists who respect Ufology for what it is and in between, a plethora of opinion and self-proclaimed Ufologists, researchers, bloggers, skeptic, Starseed, Lightworkers and CSETI followers. It pains me that Steven Greer had done so much to promote Ufology through the Disclosure Project and then throwing it all away with the inception of CSETI. To me it an affront and embarrassment setting public opinion spiraling downward with its claims of consciousness and ET contact.
Out of curiosity and my research, I downloaded the CSETI app to my I pad. What I found was absurd and cause for concern. The CSETI app attempts to train individuals to identify UFOs out of more mundane objects such as aircraft, astronomical and space objects, which is paramount to claiming someone wearing a sheet is a ghost. Even further CSETI app attempts to train to contact these “unidentified” objects (so they say), by use of laser pointers and meditation while setting the mood with consciousness music. Steven Greer is generating millions of dollars under the CSETI name and in my opinion taking advantage of individuals with spiritual belief systems who are easily swayed by charismatic individuals. This is only the tip of the iceberg to what is wrong with Ufology today.