Steven M. Greer

Steven Macon Greer (June 28, 1955) is an American ufologist and retired traumatologist who founded the Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CSETI) and the Disclosure Project, which seeks the disclosure of allegedly classified secret UFO information.

Steven M. Greer
StevenGreer01 (cropped).jpg
Born (1955-06-28) June 28, 1955 (age 65)
OccupationPhysician (retired)

Early lifeEdit

Greer was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1955. He claims to have seen an unidentified flying object at close range when he was about eight years old, which inspired his interest in ufology.[1][2]

Greer was trained as a Transcendental Meditation teacher and served as director of a meditation organization.[1][3] He received a B.S. degree in biology from Appalachian State University in 1982[4] and an M.D. degree from the James H. Quillen College of Medicine of East Tennessee State University in 1987.[5] He attended MAHEC University of North Carolina[citation needed] where he completed his internship in 1988 and received his Virginia medical license in 1989.[5] That year, he became a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.[6][7][8]


Greer founded the Center for the Study of Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (CSETI) in 1990 to create a diplomatic and research-based initiative to contact extraterrestrial civilizations.[2][9][10] The official statements regarding its intentions also included a new category of extraterrestrial encounters, namely CE-5 or 'close encounters of the fifth kind'. This was defined by Greer as human initiated contact and/or communication with extraterrestrial life.[10] Since its inception, the organization has spent anywhere between $3.5 million and $5 million to achieve its goals.[11]

The organisation claims to have over 3,000 confirmed reports of UFO sightings by pilots, and over 4,000 proofs of what they describe as landing traces.[9] This refers to incidents where UFOs have supposedly left behind trace evidence, such as electromagnetic readings, after landing on Earth.[9] The organisation utilizes 'Rapid Mobilisation Investigative Teams' with the aim of arriving at landing sites as quickly as possible. CSETI has defined a protocol for human initiated contact to UFOs using consciousness.[12][3]

In 1993, he founded the Disclosure Project, a research project whose goal is to disclose to the public the government's alleged knowledge of UFOs, extraterrestrial intelligence, and advanced energy and propulsion systems.[13][14][15][16] The Disclosure Project was founded in an effort to grant amnesty to government whistle-blowers willing to violate their security oaths by sharing insider knowledge about UFOs.[17] Greer says he gave a briefing to CIA director James Woolsey at a dinner party, although Woolsey has stated that he listened politely.[18][19]

In October 1994, Greer appeared in Larry King's TV special The UFO Coverup?[20] In 1995, Greer worked as a physician at the Department of Emergency Medicine at Caldwell Memorial Hospital,[3][21] where he was chairman.[1]

In 1997, Greer, along with other members of CSETI, including Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell, made a presentation at a background briefing for members of Congress.[22] In 1998, Greer gave up his career as an emergency room physician in favor of the Disclosure Project.[23][24]

In May 2001, Greer held a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. that featured 20 retired Air Force, Federal Aviation Administration and intelligence officers.[2][25][26][27][28][29]

Greer authored Unacknowledged: An Exposé of the World's Greatest Secret in 2017. The book is also the subject of a 2017 documentary film, titled Unacknowledged, directed by Michael Mazzola.


In 2013, Greer co-produced Sirius, a documentary detailing his work and hypotheses regarding extraterrestrial life, government cover-ups and close encounters of the fifth kind.[30] The film was directed by Amardeep Kaleka and narrated by Thomas Jane, and covers Greer's 2006 book Hidden Truth, Forbidden Knowledge. The movie premiered on April 22, 2013, in Los Angeles, California, and features interviews from former government and military officials.[31]

Sirius depicts a six-inch human skeleton known as the Atacama skeleton, and features images and a DNA test of the skeleton.[32][33] Genetic evidence showed that it was human, with genetic markers found in "indigenous women from the Chilean region of South America". The director of the center that did the analysis said, "It's an interesting medical mystery of an unfortunate human with a series of birth defects that currently [...] the genetics of which are not obvious."[34][35]

Other documentaries about Steven Greer's workEdit

In 2017, Unacknowledged was produced and is distributed by Hulu. Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind: Contact has Begun was released April 2020. The documentary was directed and written by Michael Mazzola and stars Dr. Steven M. Greer.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Thompson, Keith (October 1989). "If We Call Them, Will They Come?". Yoga Journal. pp. 70–77, 1–154. Retrieved 8 March 2013. page 70: By day, he is chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at a medium-sized hospital, frequently on call for periods of 12 to 24 hours.
  2. ^ a b c "They're Here; UFO watchers to reveal proof that aliens have visited Earth". The Daily Record. May 9, 2001.
  3. ^ a b c Heard, Alexander S. (1 September 1994). "Alien douglas brothers, come on down!". Outside. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
  4. ^
  5. ^ a b Steven Macon Greer Virginia Board of Medicine, accessed Jan 20, 2013
  6. ^ Author Unknown (1987). The Pharos of Alpha Omega Alpha - Volume 50. Alpha Omega Alpha. p. 54."College of Medlclne — Oelta of Tennessee Class of I987: Steven Macon Greer"
  7. ^ Unknown author. "Locate A Member". Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. pp. Use the search term: Greer to yield this result: Steven Macon Greer 115–R–1987–0069199. Retrieved March 11, 2013.
  8. ^ Unknown author. "AOA Members from James H. Quillen College of Medicine". Quillen College of Medicine. Archived from the original on 2006-09-08.
  9. ^ a b c Masselos, Poppy (September 26, 2000). "The aliens on the Internet". Courier Mail. Queensland, Australia. p. H04.
  10. ^ a b Heard, Alex (March 21, 1999). "Apocalypse soon: A close encounter in the wilds of Minnesota". The Ottawa Citizen. p. C4.
  11. ^ Glick, Beverley (May 6, 2001). "Don't tell the CIA but two generals have proof that ET exists and wants to make contact". The Express. p. 45.
  12. ^ Hulse, Tim (July 26, 1998). "Make friends with an alien, says UFO man". The Independent. London, UK. p. 4.
  13. ^ Schmidt, Brad (25 April 2002). "Alien theorist offers proof of government coverup". Oregon Daily Emerald. Retrieved 2012-12-12.
  14. ^ Salter, Daniel M; Red Star, Nancy (2003). Life With a Cosmos Clearance. Light Technology Publishing. pp. x–ix, 1–4. ISBN 1891824376.
  15. ^ "The Disclosure Project Website". The Disclosure Project. 2010. Retrieved 7 March 2013. The Disclosure Project is a research project working to fully disclose the facts about UFOs, extraterrestrial intelligence, and classified advanced energy and propulsion systems.
  16. ^ Tudor, Silke (26 September 2001). "Alien Culture". SF Weekly. Retrieved 10 March 2013.
  17. ^ Cox, Billy (6 August 2008). "Admiral: Never looked for UFO data". Herald Tribune. Retrieved 2013-03-21.
  18. ^ "Greer Letter". Retrieved 2016-05-10.
  19. ^ Woolsey, James. "Rebuttal letter to Greer" (PDF).
  20. ^ Mendoza, Manuel (10 October 1994). "Alien Obsession Hits Even Larry King". The Wichita Eagle. Archived from the original on 2012-10-11. Retrieved 8 March 2013. Alt URL
  21. ^ Nelson, Britt (23 April 1994). "Asheville physician's hobby is chasing extraterrestrials". Herald-Journal. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  22. ^ Lord, Mary (14 April 1997). "The Unending Search for UFOs". U.S. News & World Report. Archived from the original on 9 May 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2015.
  23. ^ Oppegard, Brett (Sep 11, 2001). "Founder of UFO Project is Coming to Portland". The Columbian. Archived from the original on June 25, 2001. Retrieved March 10, 2013. Alt URL
  24. ^ Berger, Joanne (Dec 1, 2001). "Doctor UFO". Internal Medicine News. Archived from the original on May 9, 2013. Retrieved March 10, 2013.
  25. ^ Duin, Julia (11 May 2001). "Government is covering up UFO evidence, group says". The Washington Times. Archived from the original on 2001-05-16. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  26. ^ Katelynn Raymer; David Ruppe (10 May 2001). "Group Calls for Disclosure of UFO Info". ABC News. Retrieved 11 March 2013.
  27. ^ "UFO spotters slam 'US cover-up'". BBC News. May 10, 2001.
  28. ^ Kehnemui, Sharon (May 10, 2001). "Men in Suits See Aliens as Part of Solution, Not Problem". Fox News. Retrieved 2007-05-10.
  29. ^ McCullagh, Declan (May 10, 2001). "Ooo-WEE-ooo Fans Come to D.C." Wired News. Retrieved 2007-05-10.
  30. ^ Sullivan, Paul. "New documentary proves aliens exist. We're dead Sirius". Metro News. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  31. ^ "Tiny Alien Humanoid Claimed To Exist In Steven Greer's documentary 'Sirius' [PHOTO, VIDEO]". 2013-04-09. Retrieved 2013-04-24.
  32. ^ "UFO film to provide proof that aliens exist". 2013-04-10. Retrieved 2013-04-24.
  33. ^ "UFO Film May Provide Proof of Tiny Extraterrestrial Aliens: Six Inch Body Dissected (Video) : Space". Science World Report. 2013-04-09. Retrieved 2013-04-24.
  34. ^ "Atacama Humanoid is Human, Researchers Say". Medical Daily. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-09-09.
  35. ^ "Bizarre 6-Inch Skeleton Shown to Be Human". Science magazine, column 'Science Now'. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 2013-05-03. Retrieved 2013-09-08.

External linksEdit