Corey Goode has had a remarkable rise to public prominence since first appearing in late 2014 as a whistleblower offering detailed testimony about his term of service in multiple secret space programs for 20 years. Since July 2015, he has been featured on Gaia TV’s weekly Cosmic Disclosure series episodes where he answers questions by the host, David Wilcock, about his past service and his ongoing current experiences as a liaison with a variety of secret space programs, national security leaders and extraterrestrial visitors.
by Dr. Michael Salla, May 2nd, 2017
Goode’s Facebook page now has over 80,000 followers, his Youtube videos often gain hundreds of thousands of viewers, and his conference presentations meet sold-out crowds where he usually receives standing ovations. His testimony has been featured in two books, both authored by this writer (see here and here), which became Amazon best sellers.
Goode recently did interviews for the History Channel’s popular Ancient Aliens series which reaches millions of mainstream American households. A good percentage of the Ancient Aliens audience are likely to be intrigued by this shy Texan’s claims of multiple secret space programs and alien visitation stretching back to the dawn of history.
You would think that the celebrity status Goode has attracted would be manna from heaven for long-suffering UFO researchers marginalized by the mainstream media when it comes to claims about the reality of extraterrestrial visitation, and the secret government/military projects this has spawned.
However, not all are happy about Goode’s remarkable rise and the widespread public attention he has gathered with his ground breaking testimony. UFO researchers, wanting to make their field as scientific as possible, have a long history of attacking anyone unable to back up their claims with hard evidence. If I had a dollar for every time Carl Sagan’s famous dictum, “extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof” was cited, I would gladly pay up front for the first all-electric flying car now under development.
Rather than name any of Goode’s critics, I will summarize their main arguments against him. The first is that he has not submitted one iota of hard evidence for his claims. Two, he is developing a cult of personality where he is milking a gullible public to enrich himself. And, three, he has been disingenuous about his past and the circumstances that led him to become a whistleblower in the first place.
Regarding the first criticism, it would make a UFO or exopolitics researcher’s life much easier if whistleblowers or witnesses had hard evidence for what they have seen or experienced. Sometimes, there is hard evidence that whistleblowers can provide.
This is best illustrated in the case of former FAA Division Chief for Accidents and Investigations, John Callahan, who kept documents concerning a large UFO witnessed by the crew of a Japanese 747 aircraft on November 17, 1986. His documents not only corroborated the UFO sighting, but years later helped the pilot get reinstated by the airline that had grounded him for talking to the press.
Unfortunately, it is rare for hard evidence to be available to directly support a whistleblower’s testimony. That is especially so when we are talking about Unacknowledged Special Access Programs where possession of hard evidence proving a specific program exists is a crime that can quickly lead to imprisonment for up to 10 years, and other significant penalties.
Nevertheless, there are a variety of research tools available to social scientists wanting to evaluate whistleblower or witnesses testimony. Learning about their motivation for coming forward, the sincerity of their claims, their background, any circumstantial evidence supporting them, and cross comparison with other whistleblowers or witnesses are all helpful tools. I used these research tools in my book, Insiders Reveal Secret Space Programs and Extraterrestrial Alliances (September 2015) examining Goode’s claims and concluded he was very credible.
In my latest book, The US Navy’s Secret Space Program and Nordic Extraterrestrial Alliance (March 2017), I uncovered much in the documented claims of William Tompkins, a highly credentialed aerospace engineer whose many supporting documents also supported Goode’s testimony. In fact, when Tompkins first read my 2015 book about Goode, he was shocked since he thought he would be the first to reveal many of the historic events that were described in his own December 2015 book, Selected by Extraterrestrials.
Regarding the second criticism that Goode is promoting a cult of personality through his newly achieved celebrity status, I have to say that is a very subjective criticism that smacks of jealousy. One of the first things that happens when anyone achieves a major degree of public attention is they naturally attract a team of helpers or an organization to assist them in dealing with the hundreds or thousands of emails, media requests, conference invitations, etc.
When skilled people come on board to help with web design, graphics, video presentations, profile photos, etc., they are motivated to volunteer their services in order to get the core message out. This is especially pertinent to Gaia TV which specializes in Yoga, meditation, and personal transformation, areas that have previously had little to do with conspiracy theories about government coverups of extraterrestrial life and technology.
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