Ben Rich, ESP and the 100th Monkey

Ben Rich was the head of Lockheed’s Skunk Works from 1975 to 1991. Many advanced aircraft designs originated from the Skunk Works. Comments made by Rich to attendees after an Alumni meeting of the School of Engineering at UCLA in 1993 have revealed some startling facts about just how much is known about interstellar travel and the existence of UFOs and extraterrestrial life.


What transpired in a conversation with Rich when the event was over is not only significant with regards to our state of technology, but also with regards to Disclosure and how close that day may actually be.

On March 23, 1993, Jan Harzan, Director of MUFON had a conversation with Ben Rich at an Alumni Association Meeting at UCLA put on by the School of Engineering. Ben Rich gave a talk about his 40 years at the Lockheed Skunk Works. The following anecdote from Harzan appears in a YouTube video entitled “ARV Alien Reproduction Vehicle

Harzan was a graduate of the School of Engineering. Ben Rich gave about an hour an a half talk with a slide show. He ended the talk with the words, “We now have the technology to take E.T. home.” That was the statement he made during the general presentation. There was a question and answer session when the show was over and there were some people asking off-camera type questions.

When someone asked where this technology came from, Rich said that there was an error in the equations and that they had found the error and now knew how to travel to the stars – within one’s lifetime. Harzan said that he had interest in this technology from a personal standpoint and he wanted to know how it worked. Rich asked Harzan the question, “How does ESP work?” Harzan replied, “I don’t know … all points in space time are connected?” and Rich replied, “That’s how it works.”

Whether Rich’s comment referred to how ESP worked or how interstellar travel worked is not clear. Nevertheless it is clear that he was hinting of a connection between how interstellar travel works and how ESP works.

The 100th Monkey Effect

The “100th Monkey Effect” refers to a study of Japanese macaques living in the wild on the islands of Japan in the 1950s. They were being fed sweet potatoes and it was observed that one juvenile monkey learned that it could wash the sand off the sweet potato so he could eat it without getting sand in its mouth. Other monkeys soon followed this example and began washing their potatoes, too. More and more monkeys began following this example until there were many monkeys now washing their potatoes before eating them. Suddenly without any physical contact to this group of monkeys, other monkeys on nearby islands began washing their sweet potatoes all at once. The “100th monkey” refers to a critical threshold, when reached, will cause a change in consciousness.

Although scientists are reluctant to acknowledge a direct cause and effect relationship, this sort of thing does happen. For example, the discovery of the jet engine occurred virtually at the same time in two different countries by two different inventors, Frank Whittle in the UK and Hans Von Ohain in Germany in the 1930s. This is a historical fact and anyone can look up the story and read about it.

So What’s the Connection?

Similar to how all points in space time are connected, there also appears to be a connection of consciousness like ESP, but in a more general sense. Awareness can spread when a certain threshold is reached. Quantum mechanics has demonstrated that particles show non local behavior and are able to communicate information faster than the speed of light when they are connected through quantum entanglement.

There appear to be connections in consciousness similar to how there are connections in the physical universe and no special powers of ESP are required. It’s just there. The work done by British biologist, Rupert Sheldrake, on morphogenesis, morphic resonance or morphogenetic fields may also come into play, here.

People probably don’t realize how important their awareness is. Simply by waking up and becoming more aware can have a bigger effect on the general state of consciousness than one might realize. There can be drastic changes with regards to the general public awareness and current state of consciousness in regards to UFO Disclosure and what’s really going on in the world. Simply by becoming more aware of life here on this Earth and its prevalence in the universe as well as the real state of affairs in our world right here and right now can bring about Disclosure sooner than one can imagine.

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