Well, 2010 has come and gone, and with it, gone are the expectations of contact with ET, and of "disclosure." Mind you, I'm neither gladdened nor saddened by this; I am not trying to say a long and elaborate "I told you so" here. Those making such predictions or owning such expectations have the right to be wrong; they have the right to make predictions, based on their analyses of things and events, and to voice expectations. We all, in this field of alternative research, are forced to "read the tea leaves" as best as we are able and to come to conclusions, and make predictions when appropriate, based upon them.

What interests me here is not so much that this or that person was wrong or right about disclosure and contact, but rather, the phenomenon itself. "Disclosure" is a tricky thing, and has many meanings to different people. But regardless of particular meanings, one thing unites them all and that is, for want of a better expression, "the expectation of a revelation." The same, to a certain extent, is true also of "contact," for in order for "contact" to be perceived as such, it must be publicly revealed.

And there, for me, is the problem. It strikes me that so much of this phenomenon of expectation of "revelation," be it disclosure or contact, really is a species of Messianic expectation, shorn of its associations with traditional religions that have such expectations. All three great monotheistic religions have such an expectation: the Christians expect the Second Coming of Christ, Judaism expects the Messiah, Islam  expects the Imam Mahdi....

...and 2012 advocates expect an apocalypse, be it that of a great physical change, or that of a heightening of consciousness, or both. Disclosure advocates  have - like a fundamentalist expecting the Rapture - been arguing for years that this (insert specific year here) will be the year it happens.

Why call such expectations messianic? Because, effectively, that is what they are, especially among the "contact" advocates. Few, I think, would deny that there has been a "meme" within certain UFOlogy circles that ET will eventually make contact and come down from the sky and help us sort out our problems. I sometimes even get the impression that the real thrust of so much within UFOlogy is precisely for this: contact, the messianic expectation, the apocalypse, and hence, this expectation rationalizes the religious fervor with which so many advocates of the extraterrestrial hypothesis defend it. To express misgivings or even skepticism regarding extraterrestrial interpretations of certain "events" within the ET Gospel - Roswell or Kecksburg come to mind - is to jerk the rug from underneath the messianic expectation.

So, the bottom line is this: the disclosure and contact and 2012 advocates will continue to create the climate of expectation and prediction. And I will continue to be skeptical of the religious dimensions and implications of their efforts. A deeper question is why would anyone be engaged in making such repeated - and violated - expectations? But that question is perhaps best left to be explored later.

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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".


  1. rick dubov on January 9, 2011 at 12:43 am

    i am rankled by all of these messianic types, be they religious, disclosure, or 2010 types..Firstly the 2010 people never are specific about the nature of this “shift in consciousness”that will be delivered to us.. The messianic types forefit their own god given nature as divine beings, and evacuate their human form and want to leave it to a higher authority to sort out what they themselves did not have the courage to do on their own. It all seems to be an OPto diminish and close off the amazing powers which are at the disposal of the human being. All of these messianic movements stink of an OP of very grand proportions.

  2. tarzan on January 3, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Do you think “the great disclosure” will be part of the great “Hoaxed Alien Invasion” predicted by Werner Von Braun and William Milton Cooper, yet another way of preping the general public for this impending NWO fraud.
    . BTW, I think ANCIENT ALIENS (the TV show) is yet another preparation for the masses of the impending ET revelation. They are not angels or gods but despot gold miners from the planet Nibiru and they want our women!!!

    • Joseph P. Farrell on January 3, 2011 at 6:55 pm

      I am not a subscriber to the details of Sitchin’s scenario…as for the question of a massive deception…well….I am currently writing a book on that very topic.

  3. Edgar Poe on January 2, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    This Disclosure and related ‘2012 messianic expectation’ is sort of like the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) which failed miserably and completely collapsed last October.

    And now that ‘global warming’ has been proven overwhelmingly that it is an utterly perpetrated fraud by the warming stupids (who should be thrown in jail under RICO statutes), perhaps it is time that people do some serious investigations of their own? A kind of Global Citizens Intelligence data base where people can go and get solid dependable information is urgently needed.

    These criminals invented this hoax so that governments would bring in green taxes and scam the public for TRILLIONS of dollars (Carbon Disclosure Project parked in the City of London), and possibly in the long run bring in their evil dream of a One World Government, with them of course becoming the rulers of all mankind! Should we think anything less of Disclosure and 2012? No, of course not.

    Don’t think ‘global warming’ is a massive swindle? Here, watch this:

    Now we need a similar video done to show that the Disclosure and Messianic expectations are also a massive fraud and con job.

    • Joseph P. Farrell on January 3, 2011 at 1:13 am

      I have to agree with you…I’ve been very suspicious of it for a VERY long time

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