Hawaiian Independence Movement Plans UFO Landing Pad for Returning Ancient Astronauts
Representatives of a Hawaiian separatist movement plan to dedicate a UFO landing pad on the big island of Hawaii on Friday in a traditional Hawaiian ceremony that they say will connect them to ancient astronauts from outer space. A declaration passed May 28 by the “reinstated Hawaiian Kingdom” proclaimed that the Hawaiian people came to earth from the Pleiades, and it invited the ancient astronauts to establish diplomatic relations with the Kingdom.
Earlier this week the U.S. Department of the Interior announced it would begin working with Native Hawaiians to discuss federal recognition of a Native Hawaiian government, similar to those of Native American tribes. Questions were raised earlier this year about whether the former Kingdom of Hawaii was legally dissolved in 1893 when Hawaii became a republic.
The self-proclaimed “Hawaiian Kingdom” was founded in 2001 and is not recognized by the Federal government or the state of Hawaii. The Kingdom claimed 1,000 members from Hawaii’s population of 200,000 Native Hawaiians as of 2008. It is one of many Native Hawaiian organizations vying to represent Native Hawaiian interests in pursuit of sovereignty.
According to West Hawaii Today, the UFO landing pad and Star Visitor Sanctuary will sit atop a 500 acres of lava flow at Uncle Robert’s Kawa Bar in Kalapana, in Hawaii’s Puna district. The bar is owned by one of the kingdom’s nobles, Robert Keliihoomalu. His assistant, Garry Hoffeld, offered comment to the paper:
“It’s potentially controversial,” Hoffeld said. “It’s potentially funny to some people, potentially stupid to some people. [...] We’re not crazy; we’re open-minded.”
The UFO landing pad sits beneath Mauna Loa, which is possibly one of the Hawaiian volcanos Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard believed had been utilized by the ancient astronaut Xenu to imprison the souls of space aliens. (Hubbard did not specify which of the five Big Island volcanos was meant, and none existed at the period he assigned to them, 75 million years ago.) According to Hubbard, ancient astronauts used Hawaii as base to implant extraterrestrial souls into terrestrial beings.
The Star Visitor Sanctuary, which will have the form of a Hawaiian ahu, is being funded by Michael Salla, PhD, a fringe UFO writer best known for his book Exopolitics. He believes that dozens of alien races are visiting earth and that the U.S. government has entered into treaties with them. Salla spoke at the Contact in the Desert UFO conference last year, and according to the Hi-Desert Star, he explained at the time his belief that humans and aliens needed to enter into open diplomatic relations, even over the objections of governments:
Many extraterrestrials value peace and friendship with humanity. Anyone can engage in citizen-based diplomacy by being willing to raise their consciousness to unity consciousness. But be prepared for great change, as Earth’s ascended beings will take leadership roles.
Salla and Keliihoomalu became friends when Salla moved to the Big Island and convinced him that aliens are humanity’s space brothers. Keliihoomalu, in turn, used his influence with the Hawaiian royal government to urge its official recognition of ancient astronauts and UFOs.
Some online sources state that Hawaiian legends do in fact identify the Pleiades as the place from which the first people came, but Hawaiian King David Kalakaua reported in the nineteenth century that the tradition in fact stated that the first people to come to Hawaii did so by sailing from Polynesia, guided by the Pleiades. He also mentioned several other creation myths, none of which had to do with the Pleiades but all share canoe trips from other islands; therefore, it seems that the extraterrestrial version preferred by the Hawaiian Kingdom is a minority view, one influenced by ancient astronaut theories.
The Hawaiian festival of Mahahiki is, however, closely tied to the rising of the Pleiades (which marked the passage of the year) but is celebrated at different times on different islands. The celebration, which traditional involved a vigil on the rim of Haleakala, was reinstated in 1999 under the Native American Religious Freedom Act.
Special thanks to John Sevick for calling my attention to this story.
6/24/2014 04:36:54 am
Who would have thought that the relatively small story about Ken Arnold would have taken on a life of its own and evolved into this.
6/25/2014 12:05:19 am
Exopolitics, mentioned as far back as 1976 on the documentary "William Shatner's Mysteries of the Gods" (related to Alan Landsburg's activities of the period)
6/25/2014 01:11:09 am
Dr Richard Yinger conied the term Exopolitics and used it long before Alfred Lambremont Webre
6/25/2014 12:21:23 am
6/25/2014 12:23:33 am
6/25/2014 01:53:35 am
Ed Komarek, "UFOs Exopolitics and the New World Disorder" (2012)
6/24/2014 07:43:30 am
“It’s potentially funny to some people, potentially stupid to some people. [...] We’re not crazy; we’re open-minded.”
6/24/2014 04:35:39 pm
Also, a step beyond "potentially"
6/24/2014 08:59:33 am
"Questions were raised earlier this year about whether the former Kingdom of Hawaii was legally dissolved in 1893 when Hawaii became a republic."
6/24/2014 10:59:24 am
The reason it became an issue is because a formal letter was sent to Sec. of State John Kerry requesting a formal U.S. government opinion on the dissolution of the kingdom.
6/24/2014 01:50:44 pm
Yeah, I maintain my position that legality has little to do with the dissolution of a government and that these people need to get over it when there is no one left alive who was a member of said kingdom.
6/25/2014 03:09:51 am
Strictly speaking, there are no North American Indians who were a member of the Iroquois Confederacy, or the Cherokee Nation - I'm not sure your argument can be used to deny them their heritage any more than you can use it to deny ethnic Hawai'ian polynesians theirs.
6/25/2014 03:28:09 am
6/25/2014 04:39:52 pm
Gregor, I'm not saying anything against a tribal council in the same way others of Native American descent have. I'm not trying to deny anyone any heritage. The political unit of "Hawaiian Kingdom" is gone, however, and I am very much against it being recreated just because there used to be a kingdom there and people want it back. For the record, I think the re-creation of Israel was a bad decision after WW2, too. It in no way invalidates the fact that the Holocaust was a terrible crime against the Jews. But Israel has been a political thorn since it was recreated, and frankly was a factor in 9/11.
6/26/2014 09:07:12 am
This is to do with ETs and Exopolitics
6/24/2014 09:59:15 am
Everything I know about Lord Xenu I learned on South Park, and that was enough to know that we don't want to build a landing pad for him to return!
6/24/2014 10:27:52 am
That's a good point since Xenu recently escaped from Galactic Jail.
6/24/2014 05:08:17 pm
During my "auditing" I remembered Lord Xenu's appearance to be vaguely anthropoid with an octopus-like head.
6/25/2014 02:43:27 pm
That description sounds nearly identical to Cthulhu...
6/24/2014 09:59:15 am
I'd be very wary about getting similar "treaties" with the US gummint as has been accorded to the Native American tribes. Any decent history book will show how those "treaties" are almost worth the cost of the paper they are written on. Trust the US gummint much? About as far as a normal three year old child can toss a full grown bull elephant would be your best bet.
6/24/2014 01:53:53 pm
Pornographic implies that large numbers of people get sexual gratification from it, Charlie. Obscene I'll go with, though.
6/25/2014 03:13:23 am
6/25/2014 03:56:11 am
Simcha Jacobovici & James Cameron on a television debate following the airing of "The Lost Tomb of Jesus" were accused of producing Archaeo-Porn
6/25/2014 02:52:46 am
Sounds more like an tourist attraction scheme to bring more revenue to Uncle Robert's Kawa Bar.
6/25/2014 03:15:37 am
Honestly, this all just makes me sad. Sad for the way it will misconstrue the actual heritage of the Hawai'ian people. Sad for the way it will give aid & comfort to fringe-history jackasses. Sad that such ideas & behaviors even gain traction in the first place.
Ma Ka Hanna Ka Ike'
6/17/2015 09:27:18 pm
I do not know for sure what's up with the ufos, monarch, chem trails, operation paperclip etc, but just because I do not know, and have no proof at this time does not mean these things do not exist or that aliens do not exist...there is no proof to the contrary, but only theory, belief and interpretations, anti-conspiracy theory is just beliefs too: the question is, "what have you seen yourself that no belief system which includes much of contemporary "science" can take away from you?" or have you tried to breach Area 51, or stayed up night after night watching the sky, or considered that everything we think we know May be far far far from the truth
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