Among people who follow the subject of UFOs, there has long been speculation about when "disclosure" will happen. By "disclosure" they mean official government recognition that UFOs or to use the alternative term, UAPs (unidentified aerial phenomena) are real and prove that we are not alone in the universe. "Disclosure", they believe, will settle once and for all the question of whether we have been contacted by life from elsewhere. One could argue that the induction into official state records by the Great Barrington MA historical society and subsequently Massachusetts Governor Charles D Baker of the "off-world incident" of the Reed family in Sheffield Massachusetts on the evening of September 1, 1969, marks the beginning of this long-awaited official recognition.
On February 6, 2015, The Great Barrington Historical Society inducted this event into the state's official archives with the following words: "The Historical Society in Massachusetts has formerly and officially inducted the first off-world UFO case in US history. The historical society confirms that the Reed off-world incident is historically significant and true and warrants induction." In November, the governor issued the following citation to Thomas Reed:
Thomas E. Reed
ON BEHALF OF THE CITIZENS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, I AM PLEASED TO CONFER UPON YOU THIS GOVERNOR'S CITATION IN RECOGNITION OF THE OFF-WORLD INCIDENT ON SEPTEMBER 1st, 1969, WHICH ENGAGED THE REED FAMILY, WHICH HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED. YOUR DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE INCIDENT WAS FACTUALLY UPHELD, FOUNDED, AND DEEMED HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT AND TRUE BY MEANS OF MASSACHUSETTS HISTORIANS. THE RECORDS HIGHLIGHTING THE HISTORIC EVENT ARE NOW OFFICIALLY PART OF THE GREAT BARRINGTON, MA HISTORICAL COLLECTION AND YOUR RECENT INDUCTION INTO MASSACHUSETTS HISTORY.
THIS THIRD DAY OF NOVEMBER IN THE YEAR 2015
These formal statements by sitting government officials about the Thom Reed off-world incident represent the first official step in disclosure.
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Historical Society Officially Inducted the First Off-World (UFO) Case in United States History
Explanation. Irresponsible journalism has misrepresented the details regarding the October Citation. A prejudice reporter, Mr. Cowgill ran an article implying it was written in error. The facts are, the October Citation was missing the date of occurrence, and then corrected by the Governor’s office and reissued in October. (Cowgill was in position of both Citations)
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