Oldest international UFO organisation validated by recent government admissions

Press Release, 12 July 2021

For over 60 years The Aetherius Society has insisted that UFOs are real, friendly and alien, and that governments know it. The Society’s founder, Dr George King, published this on the front cover of the journal Cosmic Voice in 1958 using the term ‘Flying Saucers’, which was then in vogue, rather than UFOs.

Following the release from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, USA on June 25th, 2021, it is now clear that the Pentagon knows that UFOs are real and physical. This follows months of sensational revelations from official sources concerning UFOs, some of which demonstrated capabilities which were vastly superior to the technology of the USA or indeed any other country on Earth.

Although this official report claims there is no evidence that some UFOs are alien in origin, the testimony of military, naval and government personnel indicates that it must be – it defies common sense to say otherwise.

In 1958, The Aetherius Society warned in print that when governments admitted that UFOs were real – as they would – the claim would then be made that they posed a threat to our defences. Sadly, this prophecy has proved correct in recent weeks and not only in the USA.

On June 30th, a Minister from the UK Defence Ministry stated in the Houses of Parliament that the British Government is taking the Pentagon UFO report very seriously in relation to addressing identifiable threats. This policy position is futile, not just because of the technical superiority demonstrated by UFOs, but also because, as Cosmic Voice put it all those decades ago, if they were not friendly we would not exist.

While governments take faltering steps towards the truth, there is an explosion among the public of what might be described as UFORIA. This is illustrated in recent polls conducted in the UK by YouGov and in the USA by the Pew Research Centre.

Most people in both countries now believe in UFOs and intelligent alien life, and distrust their governments to tell them the truth about it. In the UK, one in five Britons has either seen a UFO themselves or know someone who has. In the USA, more than twice as many say they are friendly as say they are unfriendly, while over 30 million Americans declare a keen interest in this matter.

Disbelievers in UFOs are now in a minority, though they are not as yet being ridiculed for it as believers were for so long. In time, however, they might be seen as somewhat akin to those who believe in a flat Earth.

Richard Lawrence has been The Aetherius Society’s Secretary in Europe for over 40 years and during that time has campaigned vociferously in the UK and the USA for governments to reveal the truth about UFOs. He is the international best-selling author of several books including UFOs and the Extraterrestrial Message, which was released in its second edition last year.

In 1996 he co-authored the last book published by Dr King in his lifetime, Contacts With The Gods From Space, which is still in print. Based on Dr King’s UFO contacts, it detailed some of the advanced capabilities of extraterrestrial spacecraft which have now been evidenced 25 years later, including hyper-velocity and control over gravity, atmospheric friction and visibility.

The Aetherius Society will host an online event: “UFOs are real, friendly and alien – governments know it!” on Thursday, July 29th at 9pm BST/ 4pm EDT/1pm PDT.

Richard Lawrence will respond to this seismic moment in UFO history by answering questions such as: now that it is accepted that UFOs are real, how do we know that some of them are alien spacecraft? can we be sure that they are friendly? why has it taken the government so long to release the truth? have contacts been made with extraterrestrials? what is their spiritual significance?

Richard Lawrence and other representatives of The Aetherius Society are available for media and online interviews about this topic which is now high on the news agenda and is fast becoming a source of fascination for hundreds of millions of people around the world.


For more information and interviews please contact:

UK – Noémi Bates – [email protected]

USA (PDT & MDT time zones) – Paul Nugent – [email protected]

USA (EDT & CDT time zones) – Chrissie Blaze – [email protected]

Canada – Laura Shapiro – [email protected]

New Zealand & Australia – Frank McManus – [email protected]

Other countries – Julian Rosser – [email protected]