Peter A. Gersten
A classic UFO Watchdog article (c) by Royce Myers, III
Abandoned position as director of Citizens Against UFO Secrecy (CAUS) 15+ years ago. Ambushed Barry Greenwood, former CAUS director extraordinaire via hostile takeover of CAUS. Has turned the once respectable CAUS into a fringe new age association. Has said "what's real isn't important," used to spew his new age/pseudo-Shakespearean lingo via his CAUS Updates. Endorses channeling, promotes UFOlogical bullshit, endorsed bogus December 7th UFO landing and held a party for it - a female guest claimed to be the host body for a dead Roswell alien. Gersten said her story was "interesting." Reported to have tattoos of crop formations, has said that "every day is a vacation for me," used to sell CAUS mugs, t-shirts, buttons, clocks, and 'Edgar Cayce Past Life Profile' kits. Raised $10,000 to file court appeal for UFO case. UFOlogy's foremost ambulance chaser. Gersten would sue the aliens given the chance. Gersten is now working as a public defender for Native American Indians in Arizona.
Photo Credit: UFO Magazine, USA. Yes, the robe is real...but where's the big wizard hat and wand?
Strange Messages from Gersten:(Note: CAUS is now defunct. This was written in January of 2001-Ed.) CAUS Director Peter A. Gersten continues, in usual fashion, to deliver strange messages via his CAUS Updates e-mail list. For over the past month, Gersten has been doing a countdown to the New Year paying a visit to the old school of New Millennium madness. Many of Gersten's messages are disjointed and hint at some new pending apocalypse.
This is not the first time Gersten has posted strange messages via CAUS Updates. Perhaps many will remember his messages of doom and gloom spawning from the EQ Pegasi Hoax and the alleged landing of an alien spacecraft in Arizona predicted by none other than conspiracy nut Richard C. Hoagland. As with all of Hoagland's predictions nothing happened on December 7th, 1998 even though Hoagland, once again, cited so-called "confidential and reliable sources" that had told him otherwise.
It appeared as if Gersten may have been playing out his wildest fantasies and perhaps justifying such fantasies using the bogus December 7, 1998 landing as an excuse. During this laughable fiasco of a prediction, Gersten made statements such as:
"May the force be with us."
"It is what we are programmed to believe that is important. "
"There is a group of us now on this planet who have been through this Final Conflict before at other times and on other places. We have decided to come here now for this particular reason."
"Stephen King, in The Stand, has evil gathering in Las Vegas. I believe, in this Final Conflict, our group should gather in Sedona ...Beginning December 1st, I will be opening my apartment in Sedona to all who wish to come. All are welcome to join me there. I will assume that anyone who comes is part of the group."
The overall theme seemed to be that Armageddon was knocking, someone was about to open the door, the only safe place on the planet was in Gersten's apartment located in Sedona, Arizona, and that he would be the spiritual guru that would lead "the good guys" in his own version of "The Stand."
With all the talk of doom and gloom, alien craft landing, signals from space, and an evil government cover-up, nothing ever happened...nothing. No UFOs landed in the Arizona desert, the signal was a hoax, and both Gersten and Hoagland tried to turn nothing into something.
Yet some are choosing to rehash the New Millennium as a disaster waiting to happen, and Gersten is no exception. He continues to send messages, hinting of some unforeseen forces at work, the Presidential election being a diversion for something more sinister, and a catastrophe right around the corner coinciding with New Year's Day. Below is the just the latest in a long string of messages from Gersten. "Welcome to the twilight zone of the new millennium"?? Frankly, we've had enough...have you?
CAUS HIGHLIGHTS Thursday - December 28, 2000
3 MORE DAYS UNITL the NEW MILLENNIUM. We have learned how to control most things, if not within our total reality, then within our own lives. But what if the new millennium brought a reality that we could not control, even to circumstances within our immediate day to day existence? What if we could no longer "attach" to external 3-dimensional objects for our own security such as technological toys, titles, wealth and people? What if a new cosmic computer program is being downloaded that would require us to let go of, or transcend, our fears in order to survive? What if we needed to let go of the need to control in order to exist? Welcome to the twilight zone of the new millennium. -R.M.III
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