FREE – Foundation for Research of Extraterrestrial Encounters

Prepared by Ralph Steiner & Rey Hernandez, March, 2014

Welcome to FREE – The Foundation for Research of Extraterrestrial Encounters (


FREE is an open air university and support network for anomalous contact experiencers and researchers alike. We provide guidance tools and connectivity to those who are willing to brave controversy in order to achieve a deeper understanding of humanity’s fundamental nature. FREE was created to bridge a gap between mainstream scientific thought and credible challenges from the deep unknown.

FREE is committed to bringing together diverse voices in the subject areas of human encounters with non-human intelligence and related phenomena. These interrelated subjects include alleged extraterrestrial encounters, contact with non-human intelligent entities from parallel worlds or other dimensions, plus associated manifestations that appear to violate known physical laws.

FREE has been established to provide a working environment for scientists, lay investigators, and first-hand experiencers of non-human contact to enter into collaboration. We believe that by fostering an ongoing conversation between diverse parties, that significant advances can indeed take place. Interdisciplinary partnerships are vital for recognizing and addressing some of the most profound, but often unacknowledged mysteries that confront human society today.

As a research and educational “think tank”, FREE is designed to support information exchanges between those who explore alleged ET contact phenomena and associated manifestations. Those additional manifestations, frequently classified as “paranormal”, may fall well within an expanded framework of modern physics. We therefore also support the continuing exposition of new scientific models and theories that can be utilized to clarify and unify a wide range of observations and experiences.

We are equally committed to upholding both the highest standards of scientific research, while maintaining a firm commitment to open-minded enquiry.

FREE is also committed to promoting interplay between traditional spiritual and philosophical approaches to anomalous contact phenomena and the work of contemporary science. We believe that these phenomena and the innovative new science that is exploring them are likely to propel significant social, cultural, and spiritual changes in the 21st Century; that our common ways of thinking are likely to change in very significant ways.

Quantum physics, Eternity and Western Religion


Below is a brief summary of our activities and services. Each subject heading is hyperlinked to a more detailed exposition below. Click the “read more” indicators, and you will jump to an expanded description. You may also manually scroll down this page in order to read a lengthier presentation.


Our activities and services are comprised of three primary categories:


FREE promotes original field investigations of supposedly extraterrestrial and other non-human contact phenomena. We maintain a comprehensive database of case histories, and we encourage, support and publish scientific papers and speculative writings about a broad range of interrelated topics.


FREE seeks to inform the public about the diverse and complex nature of anomalous contact experience, and to illuminate those aspects not commonly discussed within mainstream ufology. We make that information available online, in print, via multimedia presentations and public gatherings.


FREE undertakes the gathering of sensitive testimony from alleged ET contact experiencers and perceivers of related non-ordinary phenomena that include; near death experiences (NDEs), reincarnation, extrasensory perception (ESP). We promote the formation of a referral service for such individuals, and provide an electronic “rolodex” that can be used to pair witnesses with appropriate helping professionals and fellow experiencers.


The primary vision underscoring the creation of FREE is to assist the contact experiencer to understand the diverse complexity of her/his experiences, to provide assistance in the form of information and personal support, and to help move human culture toward a deeper understanding of our place in a dynamic, living Universe.

Albert Einstein once said, when reflecting upon the discovery of atomic power, “All has changed save our mode of thinking. And thus we drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.” Our fervent hope is that we can, at long last, learn to change our fundamental ways of thinking.

“When the solution to the UFO puzzle comes, I think it will prove not to be a step in the march of science, but a mighty and unexpected quantum jump.”

Dr. J. Allen Hynek

May 1, 1910 – April 27, 1986

Prof. of Astronomy at Northwestern University, Evanston Illinois

Between 1948 and 1969, Dr. Hynek served as a special consultant to

the United States Air Force on the official scientific study of

unidentified flying objects. He was largely regarded as “The Dean of

American Ufology”



We have established a Research Sub-Committee Chaired by Dr. Jon Klimo, one of the worlds’s leading academics whose work encompasses the following subject areas: parapsychology and paranormal manifestations, spiritual and transpersonal experiences, “new paradigm” science, studies into the nature of human consciousness, as well as ufology and communication with non-human intelligence.  Dr. Klimo will be working cooperatively with other well known members of our Advisory Board who have had extensive experience exploring the anomalous contact subject: Whitley Strieber, Mary Rodwell, Barbara Lamb, Ralph Steiner, Denise Stoner, Linda Moulton Howe, and Christina Knowles.  The other Co-Founder of FREE, Rey Hernandez, will also be a member of the Research Sub-Committee

Our research agenda shall involve 4 distinct Phases.

PHASE 1:  The goal of Phase 1 will be to create a unique introductory research instrument, primarily quantitative in nature, to gather basic information from and about individuals who have had ET contact or related experiences of any kind. Such experiences will include positive, conscious, and willing encounters with otherworldly beings as well as more negative, or unwilling abductee-type experiences, bearing in mind that FREE has been created to especially emphasize and study the former kind.

PHASE 2:  The goal of Phase 2 will involve researching and developing an assortment of secondary, follow-up-type data-gathering instruments and procedures that would be administered to subjects once they had responded to the Phase One instrument. These secondary instruments would involve going into more depth and specificity with regard to the kinds of experiences being reported.

PHASE 3:  The goal of Phase 3 shall be devoted to the most detailed, in-depth, and open-ended, exploration of what contactees/experiencers will be willing to share about their encounters. This will require going beyond the kind of information that can be gathered via quantitative and brief response questionnaire-based methods.

PHASE 4:  The goal of Phase 4 shall be unique and something that has never been undertaken in a comprehensive study before. Banking upon research data gleaned from the first three phases of this project, we hope to compile and study in detail the psychic, para-psychological and para-physical aspects of the contact experience, which shall include the following:

  • reports of teleportation and passage through solid objects such as walls
  • reports of the bilocation of human consciousness and perception
  • reports of spontaneous healing of disease conditions and physical injuries
  • reports of time travel and spontaneous temporal displacement
  • reports of past and future life recall
  • reports of near-death experiences
  • documented evidence supporting reincarnation
  • evidence indicating survival of human consciousness following bodily death
  • evidence that supports technologically assisted communication with the deceased
  • extrasensory perceptions that include; telepathy, remote viewing, clairaudience and precognition
  • Alleged telepathic “downloads” of advanced scientific knowledge into the minds of contact experiencers

We shall also explore in detail recent developments in quantum physics and cosmology that may provide cogent explanations for such manifestations, and the furtherance of new theoretical models.

PHASE 5:  Creation of an interactive database as a public service and cooperative venture with numerous partner organizations. The idea is to provide a structured and searchable environment that will serve as a compendium of evidence from world-wide UFO research, extraterrestrial and interdimensional encounters, and paranormal studies in general. As the database matures, it shall become a repository from which investigators may draw connections between seemingly disparate phenomena and observations.


FREE seeks to inform the public about the diverse and complex nature of alleged ET contact experience, and to illuminate those aspects not commonly discussed within mainstream ufology; specifically, the popular literature on the “abduction” phenomenon.

We site growing evidence that the current widespread and nearly exclusive emphasis on abductions does not accurately reflect the full nature of contact events. Many contactees take exception to a simplistic, often negative or hostile interpretation of their experiences. They indicate there is a vast underreported body of deep spiritual content and helpful mutuality at the core of these profound interactions. FREE intends to tell the whole story, backed up by rigorous and detailed long-term studies.

FREE?s website, WWW.EXPERIENCER.CO, shall provide numerous and frequent articles exploring the spiritual, philosophical and scientific mysteries associated with anomalous contact experience.

As a research institute, we are committed to advancing society’s knowledge and understanding of contact phenomena in a way that is grounded in solid scientific methodology.

Many of the unusual phenomena of interest represent fundamental challenges to prevailing scientific world views and paradigms. Public education and outreach regarding these manifestations are of primary concern, and we are building into place methods to disseminate information aimed at sparking debates both within academia and popular settings.

To this end, we are proud to announce that two distinguished members of our Advisory Board, both with Ph.D.?s in Astronautics and Physics respectively; retired Apollo astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell, and Harvard cosmologist and astrophysicist, Dr. Rudolph Schild, have developed a series of articles specifically tailored for our FREE audience in the subject area titled: “The Science & Physics of the ET Contact Phenomenon.

We have also received commitments from other research scientists who will be providing similar articles in several diverse disciplinary areas. The idea is to raise the credibility bar for subject matter that has long been relegated to the backwaters of acceptability and often dismissed out of hand by mainstream science. Robust high-caliber evidence by itself is not enough to overcome deep-seated preconceptions and prejudices that have prevented these issues from garnering a fair hearing.

In this sense, FREE is designed to function as a “think tank” for anomalous contact research. We intend to issue numerous position papers on these topics, and to host, sponsor and promote conferences, symposia and media productions to educate the public and specialized communities. We shall be issuing a series of online publications, pamphlets and books delving into these controversial topics as well.

In the coming years, FREE will initiate the use of social networking, RSS feeds, custom applications for smart phones, tablets and the like to help connect experiencers together as a global community, as well as linking participating researchers together. These “crowd sourcing” techniques will increase our ability to make information widely available. The use of Internet-based mass participation tools may significantly broaden the likelihood that controversial and challenging topics may finally reach as wide and diverse an audience as possible. They will also help us to locate numerous hidden cases that may otherwise go unnoticed.


Much of the work that FREE undertakes involves gathering the sensitive testimony of alleged ET contact experiencers and perceivers of related phenomena such as near death experiences (NDEs), reincarnation, extrasensory perception (ESP). These narratives are often produced under duress, and those who volunteer such information often require emotional support and/or psychological counseling.

FREE shall promote the formation of a robust referral service for such individuals. We shall provide an electronic “rolodex” that can be used to pair witnesses with appropriate helping professionals and fellow 8experiencers. We also support the use of a decentralized “buddy system” so that experiencers do not have to endure these phenomena in seeming isolation.

FREE shall serve as a referral network for scientists and investigators interested in pursuing anomalous contact research. We are actively seeking out laboratories and other facilities that might be amenable to performing specialized analysis of physical and other forensic evidence.

Finally, FREE shall also help to connect investigators to potentially interested funding sources so that research of this nature may proceed unimpaired.


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