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Your Paracast Newsletter — August 28, 2022

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August 28, 2022

Undersea UFO Investigator Debbie Ziegelmeyer Reveals Incredible USO (Unidentified Submerged Objects) Reports on The Paracast

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This Week's Episode: Gene and cohost Tim Swartz present long-time researcher of underwater UFOs, Debbie Ziegelmeyer. She joined MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) in 2000 and became a Field Investigator shortly after. She is currently a MUFON Star Team Investigator, Missouri State Director, on the MUFON Business Board of Directors and the MUFON Functional Director of Underwater Research and Recovery. She has over 1200 completed UFO investigations. As the Director of the Underwater Research and Recovery Team for the Mutual UFO Network, a PADI Scuba Instructor, and an experienced UAP/USO investigator, Debbie Ziegelmeyer has studied the USO (Unidentified Submerged Objects) phenomenon for decades. She brings the culmination of this work to the public in her new book, "The Alien Colonization of Earth’s Waterways: A Reference Guide to UFO/USO Water-related Activity."

After The Paracast — Available exclusively for Paracast+ subscribers on August 28: Underwater UFO investigator Debbie Ziegelmeyer rejoins Gene and cohost Tim Swartz to discuss such topics as the Pentagon's UFO research program, ignoring the lessons of history along with the possibilities of a secret space program. Ziegelmeyer also reveals that sometimes negative aspects of appearing in UFO and paranormal reality shows, where the producers routinely take "artistic license" in altering the details of a case. She is author of "The Alien Colonization of Earth’s Waterways: A Reference Guide to UFO/USO Water-related Activity" and, as the Director of the Underwater Research and Recovery Team for the Mutual UFO Network, a PADI Scuba Instructor, and an experienced UAP/USO investigator, Ziegelmeyer has studied the USO (Unidentified Submerged Objects) phenomenon for decades.

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Residency Requirements for Space People?
By Gene Steinberg

So just how long should you need to live in a place before you become a resident rather than just a visitor?

Now a lot of that might be intent. You spend a few weeks or a few months at a vacation home or resort. You’re lucky if you can do that, but it doesn’t make you a resident of the community in which it is located.

Out here in the Phoenix area, we have lots of people, “show birds” we call them, who come to escape winter weather in Canada and elsewhere. They might hang around for six months or so, but are they residents yet? They might continue to have a home or apartment, pay taxes and vote in the city from which they came. Even if they own a home in Arizona, it’s just a glorified vacation spot.

When I moved to Arizona in 1993 with family in tow, we intended to become residents. We gave up our home in New Jersey and moved into one here. Barbara and I got Arizona drivers licenses within weeks, though it appears you have six months in which to do it. As to snow birds, if they live in this state for more than seven months, they are considered residents.

I realize this all may vary where you live.

In any case, I am clearly referring to people who are citizens of that country in which they reside. If they aren’t, there are legal issues that must be resolved, and that could take some time to manage, often without success. I am going to sidestep the political controversies over so-called “undocumented immigrants,” whom some refer to as “illegals.”

Regardless, they all presumably have one thing in common, and that is that they were born on Planet Earth and are thus citizens of this planet.

Since it is a common theory that UFOs are spaceships piloted by living beings born on other planets, the assumption is that they are the real aliens. There are here, but don’t have any legal authority to live in any particular place in any country. That doesn’t necessarily make them invaders, since their purpose or purposes in visiting Earth may be perfectly friendly, or benign. They have no negative feelings towards us or any negative intent.

I’ll set aside the possibility that UFOs are not physical craft, or that they are piloted by robots or some other computerized mechanism. That would make the issue of residency moot even if their craft remain here for extended periods of time.

If you are a follower of Ancient Astronaut lore, you might have come to expect that UFOs, in one form or another, have been here for centuries or even longer. They may come and go, their visits may be extended for months or years, but does that make them residents of Earth?

Since so many UFOs are seen in and around the waters of Earth, theories have it that they have set up underground or underwater bases from which to operate. They might have their own cities where they reside and go through the normal cycles of what passes for life on their home world.

They may live there across generations. What does that make them?

I suppose if they are here for an extended period, it is fair to call them residents. What if some are born in those hidden cities. Does that afford them birthright citizenship of Earth?

Obviously there is no such thing in our civilization. There may be disputes over one’s right to live in a particular country in which they weren’t born — or perhaps if they were — but there’s never any assumption that they aren’t residents of Planet Earth. That never enters the discussion.

In a practical sense, then, visitors from other planets who stay here for extended periods of time might be classified as residents. That doesn’t afford them any legal rights, since no such thing exists. They may, of course, have their own standards governing their presence on other planets, but what difference does it make?

Even if they are discovered and perhaps captured by any Earth country, it’s not as if there are practical legal proceedings in which they could be deported to their home world. Such hearings or trials might occur, but there is no way in which they could somehow be forced to leave Earth for their home planet. It’s not as if we could forcibly escort their spaceships into space.

And if Earth is their home planet, what then?

Issues of citizenship, residency and such are clearly complex. It’s not as if they are likely being considered seriously, although I suppose some in government might have worked on scenarios on how to handle visitors from other planets who choose to stay for extended periods of time.

But as humans venture into space and consider setting up colonies and Mars and elsewhere, the question of interaction with the residents of those worlds has to be considered. Sure, perhaps there is no life on Mars other than tiny microbes, or perhaps colonies established by ET, but what is the potential status of Earth people? Do we assume other worlds are there for the taking, or do we have contingency plans afoot as to how to deal with aliens on their home planet, and navigate the potential complications?

That raises the Star Trek “prime directive” of non-interference. If we explore such planets, we don’t interface with the inhabitants without preparation, and we stay cognizant of any legal complications caused by our presence. They might, for example, have a policy of exterminating any alien visitors with extreme prejudice, or capture and imprison them or perhaps place them in cages to be viewed as animals by the local populace.

In the sci-fi world, such potentially legal matters are often skirted, because they might bog down the story. Or make for a fascinating tale of Earth and alien cultures.

Then again, maybe the best approach is to consider all living beings citizens of the universe and all the worlds within it. That way, there are no petty issues of residency or citizenship. We are thus welcomed or at least accepted everywhere.

Yes, a pipedream.

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