By Jon Kelly
Vancouver, BC – A new interview aired on December 7, 2016, features explosive allegations of sexual abuse cover-ups at UFO conferences and cyberstalking of anti-secrecy activists. Erica Lukes, Communications Director for the International Association of UAP Researchers spoke with California MUFON Radio host Lorien Fenton in a conversation that charted never-before-aired grievances that may shock some listeners. Responding to online critics the director’s statements appear to substantiate what Edward Snowden had earlier revealed as components of “psychology-based influence techniques” used by state-sponsored social media trolls on websites such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
UPDATE: Coast to Coast AM’s George Knapp asked Erica Lukes to speak further to allegations of stalking and sexual abuse in an extraordinary radio moment during her interview on the December 18, 2016, broadcast. Coast to Coast AM is the most-listened-to late-night talk radio show said to air on over 600 terrestrial stations in the United States, Canada, Australia and Guam. Stalking and sexual abuse in the UFOlogy community is now international news. Readers can listen to the segment by clicking play on the player below.
IAUAPR Executive Director Ted Roe has now openly questioned the practice of accepting UFO-related evidence from anonymous confidential secret witnesses in an Exopolitical climate where ET Experiencers have been elevated to the status of primary Disclosure sources. This inquiry appears to have been met with some incendiary blowback in the form of alleged threats and cyberstalking harassment from participants in social media and online broadcasting. It all began when one of the parties pushing for transparency served as an associate producer in MUFON’s communications department, as Erica Lukes relates in the IRN interview.
In her statement published below, the communications director describes how “Many researchers having dedicated considerable time to the field have then been targeted by a negative faction of debunkers who have been allowed to flourish on Facebook and other social media sites. Under such a regime, people who have come into this field seeking answers are discounted, women are targeted and debased.”
According to NewsInsideOut’s Alfred Lambremont Webre there exists an identity-vetting protocol at Facebook whereby members are required by site employees to submit passports and drivers’ licenses. These documents are surrendered in attempts to persuade the social media giant that members are the people whom they say they are in their profile identity. That other members openly use social media today under self-described pseudonyms in such stringent identity-vetting conditions presents Facebook as a paradox-enmeshed platform of extreme double standards.
The social media world seems in this way like a venue whereby the public encounters what could be described as seeming superuser account holders operating anonymously under a secret covenant with a select group of conspirators whose cultural currency within UFOlogy also appears to supersede that of known flesh-and-blood individuals. The appearance of the UFOlogical cultural superuser bears in this way an unfortunate resemblance to the state-sponsored, site-sanctioned troll operating under an assumed identity, like those described in the Snowden JTRIG documents.
The popular science press of today informs readers of the ways in which trolls are lying sadists and psychopaths. Suggestions of how criminals will proceed covertly appear axiomatic. JFK said that “The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society.” With these ideas in mind a reasonable individual may consider how any person seeking to avoid the appearance of impropriety would not appear in public under the guise of a potential troll.
Click Here to listen to Erica Lukes on California MUFON Radio.
Exclusive Statement of Erica Lukes: “The past few days have been incredibly alarming for an already fractured community. The blatant misinformation that has spread across the internet has resulted in a mob mentality that seems neither interested in the truth nor in understanding the complexities involved in this situation.
“To date, there has been no proof presented by Mr. Gilles Fernandez to substantiate his claims that Mr. Roe “threatened to out” Isaac Koi. Instead we have seen portions of social media posts that have been given to the public in a deliberate attempt to create an abusive environment to discredit myself, my colleague Ted Roe and the International Association of UAP Research.
“We have received threats of physical harm, blackmail and hacking.
“Both Ted and I have stated numerous times that we value the significant work done by Isaac Koi. He has been an important part of this field for many years and it is a great loss to see him leave. It is very clear that the motives of his associate, Gilles Fernandez must be questioned.
“This current situation has highlighted agendas of people dominating the field whose purpose appears to focus on bullying and abusive behavior. We have witnessed an increasingly negative environment that must be examined if we are to move forward in a cohesive and positive manner.
“Many researchers having dedicated considerable time to the field have then been targeted by a negative faction of debunkers who have been allowed to flourish on Facebook and other social media sites. Under such a regime, people who have come into this field seeking answers are discounted, women are targeted and debased.
“This behavior must end. Discussions of anonymity in a field full of disinformation are valid and needed. If we hope to engage the mainstream scientific community then this among many other issues should be addressed.”