What happened in 1972?

Approaching Infinity

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In February 1954, Eisenhower allegedly met with human-looking beings at Edwards AFB and came to an agreement or treaty of some sort with them. According to the Cs, the U.S. government was "tricked", the treaty was never in effect, and this was discovered around 19 years later in 1972 (probably late 1972 if the date of the Eisenhower meeting is correct).

In the 80s John Lear talked about a 1964 treaty (maybe he got the year wrong, was fed disinfo, or if true, maybe it was reaffirmed on the 10-year anniversary). In an infamous letter (Dec. 1987), he wrote:

MJ-12 representing the U.S. Government made a deal with the EBE's (extra-terrestrial biological entities) or "Greys" around the period of 1969- 1970-1971. The "deal" was in exchange for technology that they would provide to us we would ignore the abductions that were going on.The EBE's assured us that these abductions were merely ongoing monitoring of developing civilizations: (in fact these abductions have been for at least 3 purposes: (1) insertion of a tiny probe about 3millimeters in size into the brain for monitoring and programming purposes; (2) post hypnotic suggestion concerning an important event that will occur in the next 2 to 5 years and giving the subject someplace to go and something to perform at that time; under our best hypnotic techniques we were unable to find out when or where or what this event is, and (3) genetic crossbreeding between the EBE's and humans. In many of the abductee hypnotic regressions of women with unusual terminated pregnancies they have been shown these"cross-breeds", usually frail tiny beings with comparatively large heads, thin skin, very thin arms and legs. Since we weren't aware of these facts we went along with the agreement but insisted on a list of the abductees to be submitted periodically to the National Security Council and MJ-12.
After the initial agreement between MJ-12 and the aliens, Groom Lake, one of this nation's most secret test centers in Nevada was closed for a period of 2 years (1972-1973) and a huge underground facility was constructed for and with the help of the EBE's. The bargained-for technology was set in place but could only be operated by the EBE's themselves. Needless to say, the advanced technology could not be used against the EBE's in case of need.

During the period of 1979 through 1983 it became increasingly obvious to MJ-12 that things were not going as planned. It became known that many more people (in the thousands) were being abducted than were listed on the official abduction list being supplied to the National Security Council and MJ-12 and that the abductions included much more that the"simple monitoring of an advancing civilization". In addition, it became obvious that some, not all, but some of the nation's missing children had been used for secretions and other parts required by the aliens.

In 1979, there was an altercation of sorts at the Archuletta laboratory. Delta Force was called in to try and free a number of people trapped in the facility who had become aware of what was really going on. 66 of the soldiers were killed in the effort and our people were not freed.

By 1984, MJ-12 must have been in stark terror of the mistake they had made in dealing with the EBE's.
Lear's timeline looks like it may be shifted some ten years later. Or maybe the "deal" in the early 70s was a different kind of deal, i.e. a treasonous one involving gov/mil/intel types collaborating with aliens, around the same time that others in the elite realized they had been hoodwinked.

Anyways, if 1972 was the year, what was going on then?

1972 was the year of Watergate, the creation of the Stargate remote viewing program, the year the NSA allegedly started monitoring for UFO allegations worldwide, and the year of the final NASA Apollo mission. (The next planned missions had already been cancelled in 1970, though.)

So, did it have something to do with what was discovered during the Apollo missions? A concern about abductions? Insights gained via Stargate remote viewing? Something else?

Following that year, 1973 was the year of the Nixon-Gleason UFO/alien body meeting, the year the AF almost gave Emenegger footage of the Holloman landing for public viewing, and one of the largest UFO waves in the fall. Cattle mutilations and mystery helicopters spiked in the mid-1970s, and abductions became more frequently reported. That seems to be when a lot of the crazy and hostile behavior picked up.

Here are some relevant tweets from research Richard Geldreich on some of the above developments in the 70s.



Interestingly, the period from 1954 to 1972 was relatively tame in certain respects. 1947-1954 saw the U.S. Air Force and government facing a giant mystery that routinely violated secure facilities (including nuclear/atomic), engaged in what looked like surveillance activities, etc. From this paper:
Elevated UAP activity was found at all three atomic site classes and was most noticeable in the earliest facility in each class. UAP activity began during the construction phase for some sites and escalated when the site became operational. Elevated activity at study sites occurred in a “window” between 1948-1951, continued through the national spike in UAP reporting in 1952, then dramatically decreased, never to repeat the “window” levels during the remainder of the study period. The second phase of the study compared additional atomic weapons deployment sites vs: 4) additional non-atomic military sites, and 5) major American rocket/missile and aerospace test and development facilities. Moderately elevated UAP activity was associated with bases where atomic weapons were operationally deployed (Air Force and Navy). Distinctive patterns of UAP activity were noted in conjunction with the deployment of Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM), and other individual and distinctive patterns of UAP incident reports were noted for different types of atomic weapons complex sites over the full period of this study.
Aside from the 1967 wave and high profile cases over the period, it looks like overtly hostile engagements with military quieted down for this period. And abduction accounts were rare, with only a handful of recognizable cases (e.g. Villas-Boaz, Betty and Barney Hill).

Another data point: crash retrieval stories died out in the early fifties and only regained steam in the late 70s:

There were other events besides Watergate happening or starting around that time (1972), which were changing the lifes of many. Most of them are most probably not be connected with the topics mentioned by Approaching Infinity above. (So off topic and in a smaller font). I copied a lot of the texts below from Wikipedia and sometimes did a bit of editing of these texts. But there may be things seen differently by those who witnessed the events closer and there could be important events or things missing.

USA - 1966 to 1971 (major development in computer science): The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) was the first wide-area packet-switched network with distributed control and one of the first computer networks to implement the TCP/IP protocol suite. Both technologies became the technical foundation of the Internet. The ARPANET project was initiated in 1966 to enable resource sharing between remote computers. The first computers were connected in 1969 and the Network Control Protocol was implemented in 1970. The network was declared operational in 1971. Further software development enabled remote login, file transfer and email. The network expanded rapidly and operational control passed to the Defense Communications Agency in 1975.

Southeast Asia - 1955 to 1975: The Vietnam War (also known by other names) was a conflict in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975

Northern Ireland
: The Troubles (Irish: Na Trioblóidí) were an ethno-nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland that lasted about 30 years from the late 1960s to 1998. Also known internationally as the Northern Ireland conflict, it is sometimes described as an "irregular war" or "low-level war". The conflict began in the late 1960s and is usually deemed to have ended with the Good Friday Agreement of 1998.

Germany: The Red Army Faction (active 1970–1998) first known as the Baader–Meinhof Group or Baader–Meinhof Gang (German: Baader-Meinhof-Gruppe, Baader-Meinhof-Bande), was a West German far-left Marxist-Leninist terrorist group founded in 1970. The RAF engaged in a series of bombings, assassinations, kidnappings, bank robberies, and shoot-outs with police over the course of three decades.

USA, Western Europe - 1968 - The protests of 1968 comprised a worldwide escalation of social conflicts, which were predominantly characterized by popular rebellions against state militaries and bureaucracies.

USA, Western Europe - mid 1960s to early 1970s - The counterculture of the 1960s was an anti-establishment cultural phenomenon that developed in the Western world starting in the mid-1960s, and continued until the early 1970s. The effects of the movement have been ongoing to the present day.

USA - 1971 August 15 - President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will no longer convert dollars to gold at a fixed value, effectively ending the Bretton Woods system ('Nixon shock').

1972 March 2 - The Club of Rome presents the research results leading to its report The Limits to Growth, published later in the month.

USA - 1972 March 2 - The Pioneer 10 spacecraft is launched from Cape Kennedy, to be the first man-made spacecraft to leave the solar system.

USA - 1972 June 17 - Watergate scandal: Five White House operatives are arrested for burgling the offices of the Democratic National Committee. The Watergate scandal was a political scandal in the United States involving the administration of President Richard Nixon from 1972 to 1974 that led to Nixon's resignation. The scandal stemmed from the Nixon administration's attempts to cover up its involvement in the June 17, 1972 break-in of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C. at the Watergate Office Building.

UK - 1972 June 23 - The United Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer, Anthony Barber, announces a decision for the pound sterling to move to a floating exchange rate. Although intended to be temporary, this remains permanent. Foreign exchange controls are applied to most members of the sterling area.

USA - 1972 August 4 - August 1972 solar storms: A huge solar flare (one of the largest ever recorded) knocks out cable lines in the U.S. It begins with the appearance of sunspots on August 2; an August 4 flare kicks off high levels of activity until August 10.

USA - 1972 August 10 – A brilliant, daytime meteor is seen in the western U.S. and Canada as an Apollo asteroid skips off the Earth's atmosphere.

Germany -1972 September 5 – 6: Eleven Israeli athletes at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich are murdered after eight members of the Arab terrorist group Black September invade the Olympic Village; five guerillas and one policeman are also killed in a failed hostage rescue.

USA 1972 October 1 - The first publication reporting the production of a recombinant DNA molecule, by Paul Berg and colleagues, marks the birth of modern molecular biology methodology.

USA - 1972 December 7 - 19 - Apollo 17 (Gene Cernan, Ronald Evans, Harrison Schmitt), the last crewed Moon mission to date, is launched on December 7. Apollo 17 returns to Earth on December 19, concluding the program of lunar exploration.

A list of events according to Wikipedia: 1972 - Wikipedia
If there was some change in an "agreement" between 4D STS and the PTB in 1972, then it might have played a role in all the weird humanoid sightings in 1973. A rare book I've only been able to find some incident reports from is Hynek's Center for UFO Studies publication from 1976 entitled, "1973 - The Year of the Humanoids".


Here's a list Albert Rosales compiled from all over the world (many included in the above book). Over 250 of them in 1973. Many of them read as very dangerous with the entities showing aggression and a new boldness not reported in such numbers before.

Rosales - Humanoid Encounters 1973

One of the most interesting is a report from a rural Sherriff in Alabama. From the Cullman Tribune:

On an October night in 1973, the young Falkville Chief of Police, Jeff Greenhaw, was likely hoping for a quiet evening at home after a long day of work. Instead, he would receive a call that would change his life forever – an anonymous call to dispatch from a frantic caller about a UFO in a field just outside of town. 

Greenhaw, who rarely gives interviews about that night, sat down for an interview with Red Water Filmworks less than a year ago to discuss what he saw that night. He said, “I was hired in January of 1973 and this all came down October 17, 1973.” He would resign from his position in the weeks after. 

What did he see? His first thought was that he was simply dealing with “an idiot.” He explained, “After that, things were just so strange. This wasn’t real. It wasn’t really happening, but it was happening to me. Why me?”

He was looking at a figure, slightly taller than 6 feet, wearing a reflective material that Greenhaw described, saying, “My initial thoughts were maybe aluminum foil but there were no pieces around there after it was all over. I don’t know what to believe at that point.” He described the suit in his report from that evening saying, “It looked like his head and neck were kind of made together. He was real bright, something like rubbing mercury on nickel, but just as smooth as glass. Different angles give different lighting.” 

The movement of the figure was not human-like according to Greenhaw. “Whenever I think about it, when I was a child, I used to watch the movie ‘Lost in Space.’ The robot in the movie, it kind of reminded me of that to some extent.” 

Greenhaw grabbed his Polaroid 2 camera and snapped four photos of whatever was standing in front of him. Before he took the photos, he did speak to the figure. He explained, “I said something to the effect of ‘howdy stranger’ and there was no response at all. I didn’t push my luck. At that point, I reached in and turned the blue lights on the patrol car and seen how reflective the material really was. Then, when I looked back, it was moving away from me, so I decided to chase it down and, if I have to, run over it. That didn’t happen either.”

He took the photos and laid them out on the console of the patrol car. When he looked back, the figure was moving. He said, “It wasn’t moving like you or I would move. It’s like it had springs on its feet or something.” The strange being was said to have run away at speeds exceeding human capabilities. Greenhaw pursued the figure in his patrol car and although he reached 35mph in the field he was in, it wasn’t fast enough to catch the figure. 

Greenhaw would eventually lose sight of the figure after crashing his patrol car. The shiny E.T. then faded into the darkness leaving Greenhaw to wonder what had just happened to him. 

Greenhaw had the four photos he took in a safe place for several years following the encounter, but he claims that almost 10 years later to the date, someone broke into his home and stole the four pictures. He filed a police report in 1983 regarding the break-in. Also missing were his service revolver and a shotgun. 

“I took them out and looked at them frequently for the 10 years that I had them. I thought, ‘That’s really weird,’ the only three things I had with me that night, the shotgun in the car, the service revolver and the pictures; all three of them came up missing,’ he said. 

He said, “I pretty well withdrew myself from the public for years.” People made life difficult for Greenhaw after he recounted his experience from that night. “People who were supposed to be my friends, the only thing I found out is that I really couldn’t trust anyone. I withdrew, I ran and I went places to try to get away from it.” 

Greenhaw and his wife raised five children, three of whom were adopted. He added, “I turned out to be a person I never dreamed I would be because of what happened. It made me hard, but it made me strong as well. I came close to losing my sanity, but my wife and God kept me from losing my sanity. That’s the only thing that kept me going. I am still a believer in life after death and at one point, I didn’t believe there was any other life source in the universe, but that really changed.”

Greenhaw never sought financial gain from the encounter. If anything, sticking to his accounts from that strange autumn evening has made his life incredibly difficult and left him isolated and ridiculed by many. Whether you believe or don’t believe that Greenhaw’s encounter was with an extraterrestrial being, one thing is certain – he definitely witnessed something strange in that field that night.

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USA - 1972 March 2 - The Pioneer 10 spacecraft is launched from Cape Kennedy, to be the first man-made spacecraft to leave the solar system.
In the list of Dirgni's post, the launch of the Pioneer 10 space probe stands out a bit from the rest of the entries.

On the Pioneer mission/program wiki, there's a interesting drawing next to "Outer Solar system missions" paragraph.

Outer Solar System missions​

Map showing location and trajectories of the Pioneer 10 (blue), Pioneer 11 (green), Voyager 1 (purple) and Voyager 2 (red) spacecraft, as of April 4, 2007

The Pioneer plaque attached to Pioneers 10 and 11

Similar drawing can be found on the Pioneer 10 wiki.
Pioneer 10 (originally designated Pioneer F) is a NASA space probe launched in 1972 that completed the first mission to the planet Jupiter.[6] Pioneer 10 became the first of five planetary probes and 11 artificial objects to achieve the escape velocity needed to leave the Solar System. This space exploration project was conducted by the NASA Ames Research Center in California. The space probe was manufactured by TRW Inc.


It was launched on March 3, 1972, at 01:49:00 UTC (March 2 local time), by an Atlas-Centaur expendable vehicle from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Between July 15, 1972, and February 15, 1973, it became the first spacecraft to traverse the asteroid belt. Photography of Jupiter began November 6, 1973, at a range of 25,000,000 kilometers (16,000,000 mi), and about 500 images were transmitted. The closest approach to the planet was on December 3, 1973, at a range of 132,252 kilometers (82,178 mi). During the mission, the on-board instruments were used to study the asteroid belt, the environment around Jupiter, the solar wind, cosmic rays, and eventually the far reaches of the Solar System and heliosphere.[6]

Radio communications were lost with Pioneer 10 on January 23, 2003, because of the loss of electric power for its radio transmitter, with the probe at a distance of 12 billion kilometers (80 AU) from Earth.


Official NASA map of the Pioneer 10, Pioneer 11, Voyager 1, and Voyager 2 spacecraft's trajectories through the Solar System.
NASA map showing trajectories of the Pioneer 10, Pioneer 11, Voyager 1, and Voyager 2 spacecraft.

The fifth man-made space probe which mission included getting out of the Solar system (wiki) was New Horizons launched 2006.

Planetary exploration probes​

  • Pioneer 10launched in 1972, flew past Jupiter in 1973 and is heading in the direction of Aldebaran (65 light years away) in the constellation of Taurus. Contact was lost in January 2003, and it is estimated to have passed 134 astronomical units (AU; one AU is roughly the average distance between Earth and the Sun: 150 million kilometers (93 million miles)).[1]
  • Pioneer 11 – launched in 1973, flew past Jupiter in 1974 and Saturn in 1979. Contact was lost in November 1995, and it is estimated to be at 111 AU.[2] The spacecraft is heading toward the constellation of Aquila, northwest of the constellation of Sagittarius. Barring an incident, Pioneer 11 will pass near one of the stars in the constellation in about 4 million years.[3]
  • Voyager 2 – launched in August 1977, flew past Jupiter in 1979, Saturn in 1981, Uranus in 1986, and Neptune in 1989. The probe left the heliosphere for interstellar space at 119 AU on 5 November 2018.[4]Voyager 2 is still active. It is not heading toward any particular star, although in roughly 40,000 years it should pass 1.7 light-years from the star Ross 248.[5] If undisturbed for 296,000 years, it should pass by the star Sirius at a distance of 4.3 light-years.
  • Voyager 1 – launched in September 1977, flew past Jupiter in 1979 and Saturn in 1980, making a special close approach to Saturn's moon Titan. The probe passed the heliopause at 121 AU on 25 August 2012 to enter interstellar space.[6]Voyager 1 is still active. It is heading towards an encounter with star Gliese 445 (AC +79 3888), which lies 17.6 light-years from Earth, in about 40,000 years.[7]
  • New Horizons – launched in 2006, the probe flew past Jupiter in 2007 and Pluto on 14 July 2015. It flew past the Kuiper belt object 486958 Arrokoth on January 1, 2019, as part of the Kuiper Belt Extended Mission (KEM).[8]

And again similar drawing on that wiki page also.

Coincidentally (or not), all outer solar system spacecrafts after the Pioneer 10 launch (and its reaching the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter) in 1972 were sent in the opposite direction of the sky. Does it have to do something with the Pioneer 10 heading towards Aldebaran (wiki) in constellation Taurus (wiki), where Taurid meteor stream has been apparently coming from? I don't know, but if were into gambling or/and forced to choose an event as an answer to the question in the title of this thread, knowing what was said about the Taurids and their potential connection to cometary encounters in the past, the Pioneer 10 would be my bet/choice.

Few quotes from "The Origin of Comets" by M.E. Bailey, S.V.M. Clube and W.M. Napier, Laura provided in 2012 Forum thread, about the Taurids and their cometary connection (Laura's emphasis):
Here, although the precise astronomical purpose of the standing stones is still unknown, the artistic contemporaries of their architects in Britain were evidently able to produce designs which are surprisingly accurate renditions of modern descriptions of fireballs or even comets (compare, for example, Figures 2.2, 2.4 and 4.1). It thus appears that observations of astronomical phenomena, and of cometary and meteoric phenomena in particular (Clube & Napier 1982c, p.262), also played an important role in the developing cultures of ancient Britain. If this interest extended to include observations of meteor streams, or even corresponding streams of fireballs (cf. Halliday 1987, Terentjeva 1989), it is tempting to speculate that certain extremely precise megalithic alignments (e.g. Bailey et al. 1975), which surprisingly have no obvious lunar, solar or even stellar connexion, might now be interpreted as indicating the radiants of previously recognized intense meteor showers, such as the Taurids (cf. Section 2.2.3, p.18; Section 17.1.4, p.397).
Indeed, recent researches in modern cometary astronomy now independently suggest that the civilizations of antiquity may have experienced happenings in the sky which have not since been repeated on the same scale (Clube & Napier 1986a, 1989b; cf. Chapter 17). For example, many astronomers now recognize a possible connexion between Encke's comet and the body that gave rise to the huge Tunguska explosion in Siberia on the 30th of June 1908 (e.g. Kresak 1978a; cf. Sekanina 1983). This particular comet must have been a far larger and more luminous body in proto-historic times, suggesting that the first glimmerings of early civilization could well have coincided with a rather more active celestial environment than we are now used to. Moreover, Encke's comet is also associated with the broadest known meteor stream, namely the Taurids (Whipple 1940, Whipple & Hamid 1952). This independently suggests a recent very large progenitor; and although encounters like the Tunguska explosion are still commonly treated as random occurrences and correspondingly rare (the appropriately sized lunar craters indicate an average terrestrial rate of one per approximately 500-1000 years; Shoemaker 1983), the connexion with a recent large progenitor is indicative of a much higher overall frequency of impacts during the last few thousand years (Clube & Napier 1986a, 1989a,b; Clube 1987b).

And more recently from JC and Mithraism thread (my emphasis):
The reader may want to quickly review the material presented in the previous volume of Secret History: Comets and the Horns of Moses, where I have briefly discussed the Bailey, Clube and Napier examination of how the accurate astronomical knowledge of the ancients was degraded and re-interpreted by the various Greek philosophical schools that emerged following the Dark Ages. As I wrote there, the beginning of Greek civilization began after a period of global stress and disruption due to cometary bombardment that brought the Bronze Age world to an end destroying several ancient high civilizations. Keep in mind that the Taurids are called that because they appear to come from the constellation, Taurus, and at some point in the past, what came from that constellation may have been far larger and more dramatic than the meteor streams that, in our modern times, seems so benign and decorative. Three or four thousand years ago, the objects emanating from Taurus were not so small and benign. Enormous, brilliant, celestial objects would have been seen traveling along the zodiac with attendant fragments looking like a shepherd with his little fluffy sheep. Backtracking still further tells us that the giant comet came tens of thousands of years ago, and its initial appearance may have started the last ice-age which hit its peak around 20,000 years ago.
I just finished reading Morris K. Jessup's "The Case for the UFO - Varo Edition".

I noted this date in the Preface on page 6: "In July 1972, Saucerian Press made the positive decision to publish this edition."
The Preface ends with the author indicated as Gray Barker July, 1973.

Since this book is part of UFO history, it might be another data point to consider in for what could have happened in 1972.
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