( On Hoagland's Conference,
March 21st, 1996,
Washington Press Corp. )
As reported by Art Bell on his
National Coast to Coast AM Radio Show.
( Sent in by Dave Vetterick, April, 1996 )
Why do people resist learning more about the moon? Richard Hoagland believes there has been life on the moon many thousands of years ago. He believes that these people had extraordinary talents and abilities. Richard also thinks the U.S. should study these abilities and see how they built these structures out of glass. Some structures stand suspended above the moon surface. Richard thinks this country could benefit economically and in life style, if it would exploit the moon through studies.
There could be a source for energy that could replace the energy struggles on earth. Such energy would eliminate the need for dangerous nuclear energy. We would no have to mine coal and other minerals.
The U.S. could stop its dependence on Saudi oil and other oil supplies from the Middle East countries. Mr. Hoagland has studied these matters for twelve years and is shocked at the fact that the government keeps such knowledge from its own people. He said that there is absolute fear on the part of some policy makers in the U.S., an allegedly Democratic Republic. These policy makers have made positive decisions to keep this moon knowledge from getting to the people.
Hoagland believes that President Kennedy may have had some inkling of a profitable study of the moon. That is the reason that he sent a man there. He thinks this is the reason the late Jacquelyn Kennedy said, this in her memoirs. The moon project was the greatest contribution her husband made during all of his entire carrier."
Some reasons given for keeping secrets from the people of the potential value of the moon exploration is that it would topple the Stock Market, upset religious leaders and some of there teachings, and shock people profoundly, if they learned of life on other planets. There are other reasons, justifiably, for keeping a wide area of knowledge from the citizens who are required to have knowledge in order to make judgements in a democratic and educated society. Most citizens if asked would rather have the knowledge, rather than be kept in the dark.
Much to the disgrace of present day journalism in the Nations Capital. Hoagland was treated with valid reticule and discuss by demeaning reporters after his presentation at the National Press Club. He was backed by a brace of seemingly qualified scientist. That did not keep the Washington Post from talking nonsense and calling him a "Kook." National Public Radio broadcasts said similarly, I am told, but, did not hear it.
Hoagland met with much difficulty even with the NBC staff. The National Press Club staff. The machine he used for the presentation, while talking, added to the difficult presentation, by breaking down every few minutes.
Hoagland was charged $900 (nine hundred dollars) to serve coffee to a small group attending. Some had discouraged reporters from attending. When Sarah McClenden announced she was presenting him as a speaker at her bi-weekly Study Club at the National Press Club the following week, she learned later that the National Press Club staffers had told many callers there was no such meeting scheduled. Even though McClenden held the briefing.
How is it received by the listeners?, inquired a Toronto, Canada broadcaster. It went quite well, she said. The listeners where fascinated. They were a varied group of citizens who meet regularly to study the Federal Government and its service and dis-service to the public. Why did McClenden present him? She thought that it was a giant subject that ought to be explained more fully. She does not believe in keeping anything from the public.
The presentation proved one more thing, the treatments of our National Archives by public agencies, including the National Aeronautics and Space Agency is deplorable. Hoagland presented numerous incidences of destruction, alteration or loss of Archive. One such incidence was when a Oklahoma University did not preserve priceless pictures and information given to it by a scientist associated with Hoagland. At other times NASA officials had ordered pictures destroyed. Hoagland believes there are still Archives from the Astronauts Mission in Space, which have been kept from the public.