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Steven Greer, founder of the Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CSETI), has been charged . . .

Extraterrestrial contact seminars land Greer in federal court

pea_islandSteven Greer, founder of the Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CSETI), has been charged “in connection with allegedly operating a commercial venture on a national wildlife refuge,” according to the Outer Banks Sentinel, and is scheduled to appear before the US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina next month.

Dr. Steven Greer

Dr. Steven Greer

Greer has been leading “ambassador” training courses for nearly a decade, which are week-long intensive courses designed to prepare individuals for making peaceful contact with extraterrestrial civilizations. These training courses have been held at a national wildlife refuge in North Carolina for the past four years. And because of this, Greer is being charged with the “operation of a commercial enterprise on a national wildlife refuge, trespassing on a national wildlife refuge, and violation of ‘daylight use only’ regulation which prohibits all nighttime activities on Pea Island except fishing.”

No permit was obtained by Greer or CSETI to conduct business on the wildlife refuge. But as a spokeswoman from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service told the Outer Banks Sentinel, “We don’t allow/would not permit non-wildlife dependent commercial recreational activities – thus would not likely issue a permit for a UFO program – commercial or otherwise.”

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