By Steve Hammons
The new NBC TV series "The Event" proposes that there are human-like, human-looking or unusually unique and different humans who are operating in our society.
Since there are still many unanswered questions in the show, we are not quite sure if they are humans like us, but possibly from another time or dimension of some kind. They may be extraterrestrials who are distant cousins of Earth humans.
In the real-life research into the UFO and extraterrestrial visitation topics, some reports claim that there are certain visitors from elsewhere who look very human. Some of these have been called the "Blonds" or "Nordics" because of their Scandinavian appearance. They are said to look like very healthy and fit humans.
In April 2010, an alleged report claimed to be from within the U.S. defense and intelligence community described a case of the investigation, surveillance, apprehension and "deportation" of a human-looking extraterrestrial.
According to this account, although the being appeared human, his true appearance was quite different.
Image: North America from space
The case of the human-appearing alien reportedly dates back to 1980. It is claimed that the male being made contact with a female federal government employee in 1977. Her experience eventually reached government security officials who began an investigation.
But before reviewing some key points of this case, it might be useful to look over some of the other tales from UFO lore regarding the diverse descriptions of extraterrestrial and/or inter-dimensional visitors.
Some reports allege that there are small-statured beings referred to as "Grays" with large heads and very large eyes. Another type of small-built ETs are known as "Ebens" based on an earlier scientific term given to them of "extraterrestrial biological entities" or "EBEs."
And then there are rumors and tales of intelligent beings who look like a large praying mantis and others who are reptile-like with characteristics we might find similar to lizards or even some kind of highly-evolved dinosaur.
In Hollywood movies we have seen a range of portrayals of aliens, from the cuddly and heart-warming to the truly frightening.
We have also been exposed to reports of angels and beings that are not biological, but exist as some kind of energy or in some invisible way.
If there truly are intelligent beings from elsewhere visiting Earth, and there is any truth to the reports from various sources, the visitors may be quite diverse in appearance, psychology, culture, technology, abilities, knowledge, motives and in ways we do not fully understand.
But to consider some of the possibilities, and the similarities to the plot of NBC's "The Event," it seems instructive to look again at the April 2010 story about the U.S. intelligence community's alleged investigation of an alien's contact with the federal government employee.
The alleged incident surfaced via a former federal government employee in the Los Angeles area who coordinates an e-mail news and information service, Victor Martinez.
Martinez has an interest in science, space, society, health education, journalism and other subjects, and his e-mail service reaches hundreds of people, including those with significant military, intelligence, scientific and other backgrounds.
On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Martinez sent out a report about U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) and other U.S. government agencies having been on a case that involved a human-looking extraterrestrial being in the U.S. The initial account about this ET reportedly came from a current or former DIA official.
Martinez alleged that his contact wrote to him, "In reference to your repeated requests to present some new information never before disclosed to the public ... I went outside of our agency to close intelligence contacts of mine and secured the following ... I just received information on a highly sensitive operation code-named 'Operation TANGO-SIERRA' that occurred in early 1980. It involved U.S. intelligence capturing an alien being living among us."
The source continued, "Here is the story. Personally, I've never heard of this particular operation before in all of my years in intelligence circles and employment. This information extracted about the alien is still highly classified and extremely difficult to obtain."
"From what I've learned, except for former presidents Carter, Reagan and Bush I, most presidents since then have not been briefed on this specific operation."
This source referred Martinez to another person who reportedly had more direct knowledge of the case. This new contact person reportedly said, "I am an intelligence colleague of the man whom you have come know as 'Anonymous' who has asked me to brief you on a very special USG operation."
"I was directly involved with 'Operation TANGO-SIERRA.' It involved the finding, tracking and eventual capture of an extraterrestrial entity."
"The original operation began in early 1980 when an Earth female was identified by U.S. intelligence as being a so-called 'alien abductee.' She had been abducted by a male non-human in 1977 which was her first abduction," this new contact reportedly told Martinez.
"This woman was single, 23-years-old and a trusted, well-respected U.S. government employee."
"The male non-human showed the Earth woman abductee projections of alien life on another planet. The projection was from a small, triangle device. The woman viewed this projection which she described as images displayed in a 3-dimensional 'holographic' view."
According to Martinez' contact person, "The male non-human never harmed the Earth woman abductee. During the three years of her ongoing abduction, the Earth woman was taken by the male non-human through a 'veil of light' to another place. The Earth woman described this place as being 'a light bubble.' She would sit inside the bubble and view these holographic projections with the male non-human."
The source further explained, "When the Earth woman brought up her abduction by a male alien to the attention of a co-worker, the co-worker contacted an office security official, who then contacted U.S. intelligence officials."
"U.S. intelligence spent hours and hours vetting the woman's story, conducting thorough background investigations, performing surveillance, and administering several polygraph examinations."
"The Earth woman's story was eventually deemed to be factually true and correct. U.S. intelligence then mounted a very special, highly classified operation to capture this alien being, who lived near Landover, Maryland."
The source also said, "In early 1980, the 7602 Air Intelligence Wing, Section III, began a detailed, intense investigation involving the presence of extraterrestrial creatures having infiltrated the highest levels of the United States government."
"This information originated from several abductees, who underwent extensive screening to determine their credibility."
"With the assistance of the 4th District, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, a highly classified operation was launched, code named: 'Operation TANGO-SIERRA' to find, detain and debrief that 'human' and determine whether or not he was an actual extraterrestrial creature/non-human and an imminent or potential threat to our national security."
According to the anonymous source, "The entire operation lasted five months and involved approximately 60 intelligence officers. Every intelligence gathering capability was utilized at the time: Ground, aerial surveillance, telephone wiretaps, photographic evidence and other undisclosed clandestine operations were all conducted and some simultaneously in concert with one another."
"The non-human entity was quickly identified, carefully watched, photographed and eventually captured near a shopping mall (southeast of Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland) after it walked up an embankment. It was quickly determined that this male alien had no special powers nor abilities."
"The male non-human voluntarily complied with the U.S. intelligence AFOSI special agents and went quietly and without incident. The male non-human was then remanded to custody and placed in captivity at Ft. Belvoir Army Post, Virginia."
The account continued and Martinez quoted the source as saying, "The male non-human was interrogated by teams of AFOSI special agents over several weeks and in total was questioned and intensely interrogated for many months by other agencies."
"It was during this time that the male non-human disclosed its race, its resident planet and the reason it came to Earth. The male alien basically cooperated and provided details of its life on his alien home world."
"The non-human entity was released on the direct orders of then President Carter in late 1980, and subsequently left Earth and returned to its home planet."
"The male non-human originated from the star system Delta Pavonis, 20 light-years from Earth where it was the 4th planet from their sun. It is roughly the same size as our Earth."
Martinez' contact reportedly said, "The travel time to Earth was 18 Earth months using a very complex propulsion system and time-space displacement travel mode. Back then in 1980, we could not understand the alien propulsion system and we never saw his spacecraft."
"When President Carter let the male non-human leave, he just vanished. I was never in the intelligence loop as to how he left or how he departed Earth."
"These aliens from Delta Pavonis have been visiting Earth for 100 Earth years. Apparently, they could assume the human shape and form and easily live among us."
"I'm not sure how they learned English so well nor other languages. You've got to remember that this was extreme compartmentalization. I knew just what I was suppose to know. There is much more to the alien debriefing that I do not know."
"From what I've learned over the years, this race of alien beings originally came to Earth as explorers about a century ago."
The anonymous source also explained that the outward human appearance of this being as looking like a normal human, the situation actually was more complex than that.
"Although they possessed the human shape, form and basic anatomy, they were not human beings like you and me. Their actual, normal, 'real' appearance was that of a hideous-looking creature that would most certainly scare, frighten and terrify a normal Earth human."
"Above all, they did not have any extra powers nor abilities. They had no weapons and never tried to harm Earth humans. Their sole intent and stated mission was that they just wanted to study Earth humans and obtain the basic structure of the human body, anatomy and social interplay."
"I don't know how many others of this specific type of aliens were among us as I was not authorized that specific highly classified information."
"However, I am positive that there were more similar-type operations than just this one. 'Operation TANGO-SIERRA' was just one operation that lasted nine months from start to finish in the D.C. area."
"U.S. intelligence had more such operations around the U.S., with one in the southwest and another in the northwest, but I don't know for sure on the location details."
"As for other visiting alien races, we knew of nine of them."
"The Ebens were the nicest while the Trantaloids were the ugliest, meanest sons-a-bitches and most dangerous."
So, what are we to make of a report like this? Is it pure fiction or some kind of deceptive "disinformation" to make the UFO and extraterrestrial topic seem foolish?
Is it verbatim truth, accurate and factual in all ways?
Or, is it some mix of truth and fiction that generally tells us about a real incident or overall situation?
It seems unclear what the facts are in many aspects of research into UFOs and unconventional beings, as well as many topics in leading-edge science that are somewhat mind-boggling.
Visiting different galaxies, moving in and out of dimensions through star gates and wormholes, warping or surfing time-space to travel great distances all seem very hard to believe or even imagine.
However, as many people have pointed out, our ancestors probably would have found it very difficult to comprehend today's thousands of scientific and technological developments that are still evolving now.
We may be in the same boat, trying to wrap our minds around new technology, knowledge and understanding.
One way to improve our abilities to comprehend far-out possibilities is to read credible information such as the upcoming book "A.D., After Disclosure: The People's Guide to Life After Contact" by respected researchers and writers Richard Dolan and Bryce Zabel.
When it is published later this month, it will give readers much to consider about how to prepare, respond, adjust and thrive in the face of surprising and challenging new information.
Similarly, the recently-published book "UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go on the Record" by journalist Leslie Kean is a very valuable piece of research. It looks at important facts which seem to indicate that we should move forward with a more mature and reasonable perspective on possible visitation to Earth by intelligent beings from somewhere else.
These non-fiction books along with TV projects like "The Event" all add to the many other books, movies, TV shows and other media and communication platforms about subjects that at once may interest us, provide reasons for hope and also cause some concern and anxiety.
But by being prepared mentally, emotionally and spiritually for surprising changes, we can increase our readiness and our ability to make smoother transitions into the future – a future that may be challenging and also very rewarding.