On Saturday, April 11, 2009, the Friends of the Institute of Noetic Science (FIONS) celebrated their 20th anniversary with a full day’s worth of interesting events. The day began with a delicious brunch at the home of two gracious members on the Upper West Side. Although the food was superb the highlight of the brunch was a discussion with Dr. Edgar Mitchell, the sixth human to walk on the Moon and the founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and crop circle expert Colin Andrews. In that discussion I was able to bring up the subject of disinformation in the UFO community and who might be responsible for that disinformation and to what end the disinformation is being disseminated.
After the brunch there was a general meeting at SUBUD downtown at 2:00 p.m. followed at 2:30 by a fascinating lecture about crop circles by Colin Andrews. This was the first lecture given by Mr. Andrews in several years and it was very interesting. He spoke of some of his anomalous experiences with sound inside and in the area of the circles.
Dr Mitchell gave a lecture about the future and the changes that have taken place on the planet in the past century. His grandparents emigrated to the West in a horse drawn wagon. His parents were alive when the Wright Brothers flew the first airplane and he walked on the Moon! He emphasized that the population tripled from 2 billion around 1900 to over 6 billion in 2000. The equation is now out of balance. We should continue to explore Space. He says it has been conclusively proven to him that we have been visited by extraterrestrials and that the Roswell crash was the real deal. There were students present from the High School of Aviation in Queens and they were encouraged to ask questions.
As an experiencer, I was very moved by his talk. When I was a little girl I wanted to become an astronaut very much. Astronauts were the greatest heroes of my childhood. My father felt psychically that the Space Program would produce many fatalities, especially amongst women, and threatened to shoot me in the legs if I attempted to board a rocket bound for space. Needless to say I boarded no rockets, but I never lost my interest in the Cosmos.