For years in the UFOlogy community there has been speculation that President Dwight D. Eisenhower made a secret trip to a US Air Force base during 1954, to make official contact with "ET" emissaries and to negotiate some sort of modus vivendi for the alleged "extraterrestrial presence" here on Earth. The evidence for this assertion is based usually upon close examinations of anomalous gaps in the President's published schedules. Recently, "exo-politics" guru Dr. Micharl Salla has written papers concerning this event, papers  summarizing the cases others have made for the veracity of this event's occurrence. These papers will be used here to summarize and analyze the case for this alleged Eisenhower-ET negotiation, before offering our own anecdotal -though equally disturbing - alternative.

A. The Basic Premise

Salla's paper is entitled Eisenhower's 1954 Meeting With Extraterrestrials: The First Contact and Treaty with Extraterrestrials, and, like much of Salla's more academic work, it is thoughtful, thought-provoking, and an excellent summary of the various cases that have been made for the occurrence of this event. Its even tone avoids some of the more hysterical prose one sometimes finds associated with his work. Salla opens his paper with as apt a summary of the case for this meeting as any:

"There is circumstantial and testimonial evidence supporting Eisenhower's meeting with extraterrestrials and the start of a series of meetings that culminated in the signing of a treaty with a different group of extraterrestrials. The most intriguing circumstances surrounding Eisenhower's alleged winter vacation to Palm Springs, California from February 17-24, 1954. Firstly, the 'vacation for the President' which was announced rather suddenly and came less than a week after Eisenhower's 'quail shooting' vacation in Georgia. According to UFO researcher William Moore, all this was quite unusual and suggested that there was more to the one week visit to Palm Springs than a simple holiday. Second, on the Saturday night of February 20, President Eisenhower did go missing, fueling press speculation that he had taken ill or even died. In a hastily convened press conference, Eisenhower's Press Secretary announced that Eisenhower had lost a tooth cap while eating fried chicken and had to be rushed to a local dentist.... Moore's investigation of the incident concluded that the denitist's vist was being used as a cover story for Eisenhower's true whereabouts. Consequently, Eisenhower was missing for an entire evening and could easily have been taken from Palm Springs to the nearby Muroc Airfield, later renamed Edwards Air Force Base. The unscheduled nature of the President's vacation, the missing President and the dentist cover story provide circumstantial evidence that the true purpose of his Palm Springs vacation was for him to attend an event whose importance was such that it could not be disclosed to the general public. A meeting with extraterrestrials may well have been the true purpose of his visit."

And that, in short, is the "evidence" for this meeting, a meeting that Salla rightly points out was first alleged by one Gerald Light in a letter to Borderland Science dated April 16, 1954. Since then, the original allegation of a February 20, 1954 meeting with "ET" has been dressed up a bit, to include two different races of ETs - the usual "greys" and the humanoid "Nordics" - vying for Eisenhower's diplomatic attentions, with the "nordics" serving dire warnings about the "greys" and not willing to enter into technology exchanges with the USA, and the "greys" - with whom an eventual treaty was allegedly signed - willing to do so in exchange for the right to "abduct" a limited number of the population and perform their now well-known "medical experiments" on humans. And of course, along the way, we are feted to a quotation from General of the Armies Douglas MacArthur, from his well-known "ET" warning speech: "We speak in strange terms, of harnessing the cosmic energy, of ultimate conflict between a united human race and the sinister forces of some other planetary galaxy. The nations of the world will have to unite,for the next war will be a interplanetary war. The nations of the earth must someday make a common front against attack by people from other planets."

B. The Basic Case

Note what we have:

(1) A sudden vacation of President Eisenhower during Feb 17-24, 1954, to southern California, where,

(2) on the night of Feb 20, 1954, he allegedly visits ETs and out of this a treaty eventually and allegedly is signed with "the greys" to allow abductions in return for technology exchanges, a technology exchange which the more humanoid "nordics" refused.

C. An Anecdote from Argentina and an Alternative

But as I mention in my forthcoming book from Adventures Unlimited Press, The Nazi International, there is anecdotal evidence and stories from local Argentines that Eisenhower paid a visit to the country in 1954, ostensibly for the purpose of visiting a massive hotel-in-the-middle-of-nowhere with a strangely unique German aspect. The hotel, a picture of which is in the book, courtesy of Mr. Harry Cooper and Sharkhunters International, was built prior to and during the Second World War. While not going into the details here (you'll have to wait for the book for those!), this region of Argentina became somewhat of a postwar Nazi International "Vatican", and a visit to there by Eisenhower certainly raises eyebrows. While there is nothing in the President's schedule during that year - much less during the alleged "ET summit" in February 1954 - that suggests or immediately sustains such a view, it cannot be easily discounted, either. Clearly, something was afoot and amiss with the vacation of February 17-24, 1954, and "ET" is not a likely explanation, but aliens- in the sense of "foreigners" - might be the reason. While Eisenhower was not known publicly to visit Argentina until 1960, the possibility that he did so in 1954 - and to this particular region of Argentina no less, and during a suspicious time frame at that (again, you'll have to wait for the book to see why this time frame is significant!) - and that he was contacted by "humanoid" nordic "ETs" does raise the disturbing possibility that the refusal to share advanced technology may not have come from extraterrestrial sources at all, but from something far more terrestrial, far more human, and much less undefeated than standard history would allow.

And this, of course, puts President Eisenhower's departing warning to the American people in a chilling perspective: "In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together."

In the light of that solemn warning, and the dark historical context of secret summits and secret trips to unknown wilds of Argentina, the question that I first raised in my book Reich of the Black Sun now occurs yet again, and with an even deeper and uglier significance: Just whose military-industrial complex was he really warning about? Howsoever one parses his remarks - whether that of conventional analysis or the more speculative "ET" version of Dr. Salla, or my own "Nazi International" reading of his remarks - the warning hovers ignominiously in 2008 over an America increasingly fascist in its politics and mores, and increasingly isolated and resented by the rest of the world which sees through the panicked masques of the Anglo-American financial plutocracy to something more sinister, more familiar, and more self-evidently evil...

....something wearing armbands, and a swastika. It is a symbol that casts a haunting shadow over the late President's remarks about a "disastrous rise to power" and his equally stunning statement that we should "take nothing for granted." On the reading of events given here, the German-American boy from Abilene, Kansas, who had fought that disastrous "rise to power" of a formidable military industrial complex, who rose to be President, and who, if local Argentines are to be believed, visited the Nazi International's "Vatican" sometime during 1954, came himself to take "nothing for granted," not even his own victory over that power he may once thought was once and forever defeated.

As they say....keep that dial right here.

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".

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