Re: Federal Regulations & ET's (was maybe you didn't really want to know..)

Michael Lorrey (
Wed, 20 May 1998 00:31:27 -0400

Tim Freeman wrote:

> From: Anton Sherwood (
> : If the government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title 14,
> : Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations, implemented on July
> : 16, 1969, make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with
> : extraterrestrials or their vehicles?
> This is one of those experiments where people post fiction and see how
> long it is believed, right?
> You can search the Code of Federal Regulations at
> This section of the Code of Federal Regulations is currently reserved.
> I don't know what it said back in 1969. The URL until next time they
> reindex their database is:
> and the contents is:
> [Code of Federal Regulations]
> [Title 14, Volume 5, Parts 1200 to end]
> [Revised as of January 1, 1998]
> From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
> [CITE: 14CFR1211]
> [Page 75]
> I don't read this list, although I occasionally check the archives
> during my lunch break. Send replies to

Apparently it was purported to be a policy back in the 60's-70's to prevent average people from coming into
contact with meteorites or other objects which might have contagious organisms on or in them that humanity
might have no defense against. THis was when books like The Andromeda Strain was a best seller and
astronauts were kept in 'isolation' environemnts when returning from space....

However, I am aware that sections like that shown above that are publicly stated to be [reserved] are in
fact in use and are merely classified at a high level. For example, its been reported that classified
sections of the National Security Act of 1947 placed the nation in a secret state of martial law, in order
to combat the communist menace (remember that this was at the time of the Rosenbergs, Klaus Fuchs, etc. so
the paranoia was at an all time high at this point), and that there are a number of 'reserved' sections of
the Code of Federal Regulations which were enacted by this Act and are still today classified. At this
point, we start to reach X-files levels of paranoia ourselves, and are wont to end this digression....

   Michael Lorrey
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