An Author’s Road to
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Harold E. Burt
I live in Southern
California, halfway between San Diego
Angeles. Following my graduation
I have spent the last 30 years
working in sales and marketing management, primarily in the medical and
pharmaceutical fields. Most of my career has been with Fortune 500
companies, the names of which any physician or nurse would instantly
This website is based
upon two books that I have written;
Flying Saucers 101 and Unsolved UFO Mysteries. The latter I co-wrote
William J. Birnes, the host of the TV series ‘UFO Hunters’ and the
I am also actively
involved with the Orange County
Chapter of MUFON (Mutual UFO Network), where I have served on the Board
Directors. I love sales and marketing, but I have come to know that my
purpose in being on Earth is to help people adjust to and accept the
as Jodi Foster says in the movie, Contact; "We are not alone!!"
What follows is my
story as to how the truth of Alien
existence unfolded for me and how it changed my life.
Something Seemed Wrong
From my earliest days
in grade school, something seemed
out of place. Some things didn't fit. My first realization of this came
was in about the fourth or fifth grade. The teachers at school kept
that if we worked hard, any one of us could become president of the United States.
Well, that flat-out
wasn't true. If you were black or had
a last name like Wong, Valdez
or Obayashi, you couldn't be president. I don't care how smart you were
your grades were; if you were a girl, you couldn't be president,
didn't matter what the rules said, it was a lie.
I knew it, the
teachers knew it, everybody in the school
knew it. Then how come they kept saying it? I wasn't angry or even
the whole deal. I just thought it was weird. It caused me to have a
feeling I can't quite describe. Nobody would talk about it and
continued to stick to the lie.
(The above paragraph
was taken from my book Flying
Saucers 101. I had initially written that paragraph twelve years ago. With
election of Barack Obama and a strong run by Hillary Clinton I had
delete it. However, I was encouraged by many people to leave it in as a
reminder of he recent past and as an example of how rapidly and
things can change.) Now, back to grade school:
We're the Only Ones?
How Can That Be?
About the same time in
school, I remember thinking that
the assumption there were no other people in outer space was just as
the president thing. To me it was the same as saying that if you found
strange little insect you would assume that it was the only one of its
where insects and other science was concerned, it has always been
it was not the only one. Once again, it just didn't seem to make sense.
but who was I? I was just a kid playing Little League who wanted to
Not Even Science
Throughout the rest of
my scholastic career I was a
decent student, but not exceptional. Most of the time, college
thought school was pretty boring and irrelevant. I wasn't even
interested in space launches, although I did have a poster showing John
flight on my bedroom wall after he first went up. His trip was very
very exciting. I read a little science fiction; you know: Asimov,
those guys. But I never even saw a complete episode of the original
until decades after it first came on. (However, I am now an avid fan of
Trek, The Next Generation, Star Trek Voyager and Deep Space Nine.)
Go to the Moon? No Way!
When President Kennedy
said we were going to the moon, I
thought that was cool. For him to boldly step out there and speak that
unlike anything we had ever heard from a president before. But quite
never thought I would see it in my lifetime.
In 1969 I was a hippy
in full bell bottoms, listening to
Jimi Hendrix. When NASA landed Neil and Buzz on the moon, I thought,
if I die right now, it's cool, because I actually lived long enough to
land on the moon." I had just turned twenty.
Sometime around 1986 a
friend gave me an audio cassette
and told me I would enjoy it. I assumed it had music on it. I took it
beach and put it in my Walkman. I was completely surprised when it
to be someone talking about flying saucers. To this day, I have no idea
this friend gave me the tape and we have since lost touch with one
some reason, the sound of the audience in the background intrigued me.
hear them audibly gasp when he showed them some videotape. Over the
several weeks I became kind of obsessed with finding out where I could
this guy or someone like him speak. Why? I don't know.
With a few inquiries
at some local New Age bookstores, I
learned there was going to be a UFO conference in a few weeks in San Diego,
not far from
where I lived.
So I went, and I
continued to go to other UFO conferences
over the next several years. I heard some pretty strange stuff, but I
overwhelming feeling that all these people couldn't be lying, could
they? I also
continued to investigate and research flying saucers on my own. As time
on, I began to encounter more and more ex-military people, many of high
as well as commercial airline pilots who all told the same story. All
experiences lined up. I couldn't find any holes. Soon, it became
clear, by God, these things were real!
It Won't Stay Secret
At first I thought,
'Well, it will never become public in
my lifetime.' Then I remembered how wrong I had been about man going to
moon. I also now realize how rapidly things can change – like the
thing. As the evidence began to mount and the numbers of people who
truth began to swell, I knew it would become public in my lifetime!
Wow! I was actually
going to see the entire planet
realize we are not alone! It seemed beyond the wildest experience I
expect to have during my entire lifetime. It reminded me of a
episode of the Star Trek Voyager series. I was going to participate in
greatest transition in human history. I knew it would effect every
our existence. And I was lucky enough to get an advance heads-up on the
The excitement of this
inevitable event took over and
consumed my life. I could hardly think of anything else. Suddenly, I
interested in things I had no interest in before; computers, physics,
archaeology, math, geometry, astronomy, sociology, human potential, how
mind works, how the brain works (they are not the same thing).
My aptitude for these
subjects didn't increase, but my interest
alone gave me new understandings about the universe that I never had
could hardly believe it, but I found myself reading introductory books
quantum physics for fun! If I had been this interested in studying when
in high school, I could have stormed Harvard or Stanford and forced a
out of them.
That Funny Feeling Was
indescribable feeling I had when I was in
fifth grade was back and this time it was huge! You know, that weird
the big lie nobody wanted to talk about. However, unlike the
not everybody knew about this big lie. Some people were going to freak
they found out the truth. After all, the public has for the most part
prepared for this.
For My Friends and
So, I wrote my book
‘Flying Saucers 101' for my friends
and family. I wanted them all to stay calm and enjoy the spectacular
they are going to have. We are all going to witness unbelievable events.
For Young People
I also wrote this book
for all people under the age of
twenty, whether in age or spirit: For those of you who have the
enjoy the party and not succumb to fear of the new and unknown.
Remember, we are all
one, and that includes the aliens.
You have been invited to the greatest party in the universe, but you
unless you bring everybody!
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