Jeff Peckman

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Jeff Peckman (born 1954) is an American UFO disclosure activist as well as a political candidate for the Natural Law Party. He lives in Denver, Colorado, and describes himself as an entrepreneur and consultant.[1] He is also a practitioner and teacher of Transcendental Meditation.[2][3]

Education[edit]

Peckman attended Maharishi International University in Iowa for one year.[4]

Political career[edit]

United States Senate[edit]

In 1988 Peckman ran for the United States Senate as a member of the Natural Law Party [5] receiving 0.31% of the votes, and coming in fifth in a field of seven.[6]

Ballot Initiative 101: Safety Through Peace[edit]

In 2003, Peckman got an initiative on the ballot in Denver which said "Shall the voters for the city and county of Denver adopt an initiative ordinance to require the city to help ensure public safety by increasing peacefulness?" [5][7] The initiative failed to gain enough votes to pass.[8][9]

Ballot Initiative 300: Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission[edit]

Since 2008 Peckman has attempted to create an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission within the Denver city government, to prepare for visits from extraterrestrials.[10][11][12] Peckman gathered 4000 signatures to place his proposal for the seven-member commission on the November 2008 general-election ballot in Denver.[13] However, he declined to file the paperwork for the November 2008 election, in the hope that an incoming Obama administration would release material on extraterrestrials to the public.[14]

In 2009 the initiative received over 7000 signatures for the 2010 Ballot.[15] After validation by the Denver Elections Division, it was determined that the number of valid signatures was insufficient[16] leaving 1000 valid signatures still required.[17] This insufficiency was resolved by the end of November 2009, and Initiative 300 was put on Denver's November 2010 election ballot.[18] The initiative was opposed by a group calling itself M.I.B.[19] In the election, initiative 300 was rejected by 82.34% of Denver voters.[20]

After this defeat, Peckman filed a complaint with the Denver Board of Ethics, where he questions the "unethical, incompetent, and suspicious behavior" of Denver officials, whom he claimed assisted other "very disreputable, incompetent, unethical, and hostile persons" during the campaign, and further ponders whether these were acting in conjunction with the CIA, NSA, or other covert groups.[21] The Denver ethics board dismissed this complaint "for lack of jurisdiction, and because the complaint did not deal with any issues that are covered by the Denver Code of Ethics".[22]

Denver Mayoral Candidacy[edit]

Jeff Peckman appeared on the May 3, 2011 Denver Mayoral ballot in a field of 10 other candidates, though one had dropped out before the election. Out of over 110,000 votes cast, Peckman received only 796 votes,[23] coming in second to last place.

New Age Claims[edit]

Metatron Technology[edit]

He promotes Metatron Technology, which he says defends against “harmful electromagnetic waves” by transforming them into “desirable healthy energy”.[24]

Extraterrestrials[edit]

Peckman is an advocate for disclosure of UFO and extraterrestrial phenomena who gained media attention in 2008 [25] when he publicly displayed a video of a purported extraterrestrial in Denver, Colorado.[26][27]

Peckman publicly screened the video on May 30, 2008 at Metropolitan State College in Denver and forbid photos by reporters. The three minute video contained images of a "white creature with a balloon-shaped head" and large dark eyes that blinked and looked through a window said to be 8 feet above the ground.

The video was said to have been made by Stan Romanek, July 17, 2003, in Nebraska. A documentary including the footage was scheduled for release in 2008 but was delayed.[28] Area skeptics used a rented alien costume and video editing software to produce a hoax version of the video that reproduced many of the movements, although experts who viewed the Romanek video assert there was no post-production editing of that video.[29]

Rain Music[edit]

In the summer of 2012, wildfires burning in the mountains of Colorado became the most destructive in the state's history. By the middle of June, the fires had destroyed over 180 homes and taken one life. Peckman's solution was to propose that certain music "replicates the frequencies present in nature when it rains", and that playing such music was historically proven to increase the chance of rain. He suggested local radio and broadcast stations, government frequencies, and people in the path of the fire, play this music.[30] In the days after his proposal the fires worsened, bringing the destruction to at least 651 and taking six lives.[31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moye, David (14 October 2010). "Denver voters will decide on proposed E.T. affairs commission". AOL News. 
  2. ^ Poppen, Julie (29 September 2003). "Peace proponent pushes method from Maharishi: 'Vibration technology' works, says man who touts stress initiative". Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO). p. 10A. 
  3. ^ Crummy, Karen E. (5 November 2003). "Foes of stress-cutting initiative can relax". Denver Post. p. 1A. 
  4. ^ "State House of Representatives". Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO). 8 October 2004. p. 18V. 
  5. ^ a b "Stress Test: Peace Ballot Initiative Approved in Denver". American morning. transcript. 13 August 2003. CNN.
  6. ^ "1998 U.S. Senate Results". Washington, DC: Federal Election Commission. April 1999. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  7. ^ Chadwick, Alex (18 August 2003), "Interview: Jeff Peckman discusses a ballot initiative question in Denver which aims to reduce stress in that city", National Public Radio, retrieved 30 May 2007 – via Highbeam, (subscription required (help)). 
  8. ^ "Denver Man Shows 'Proof' Of Alien Visitors". ABC 7 News. Denver CO. 30 May 2008. KMGH-TV. http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/16437219/detail.html#. Retrieved 30 May 2008.
  9. ^ Solomon, Lewis D. (2006). From Athens to America: Virtues and the Formation of Public Policy. Lexington Books. pp. 122-125. ISBN 9780739115954. 
  10. ^ Chacon, Daniel J. (8 May 2008). "It's a close encounter for Denver space alien initiative". Rocky Mountain News. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  11. ^ Davis, Gene (30 May 2008). "Petition is out there; Man says he has proof of aliens; wants commission". Denver Daily News. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  12. ^ "E.T. meet & greet on agenda". Daily News (New York). 5 May 2008. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  13. ^ "Beer Coffins and Space Aliens". Chattanooga, TN. 5 May 2008. WTVC News Channel 9. http://www.newschannel9.com/news/blue_968452___article.html/deal_bramanti.html. Retrieved 30 May 2008.
  14. ^ Marcus, Peter (2 December 2009). "Liftoff for ET measure". Denver Daily News. pp. 1, 8. 
  15. ^ [1]"Denver UFO ballot initiative petitions filed" Examiner.com, September 4, 2009. Retrieved September 5, 2009
  16. ^ Denver Elections Division (29 September 2009). "Current initiated ordinance proposals". Denver City Government. Retrieved 19 October 2009. 
  17. ^ Calhoun, Patricia (13 October 2009). "Wake-Up Call: ET, phone home -- but use good manners". Westword (blog). Retrieved 19 October 2009. 
  18. ^ Kozlowski, Lori (26 October 2010). "Denver's Initiative 300: An Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission". Los Angeles Times website (blog). 
  19. ^ M.I.B. "The Denver ET Commission: The Truth is Here". The Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society. Retrieved 3 November 2010. 
  20. ^ Osher, Christopher N.; Glazier, Kyle (3 November 2010). "Denver voters shoot down otherworldly measure". The Denver Post. Retrieved 3 November 2010. 
  21. ^ Peckman, Jeff (9 March 2011). "Ethics Complaint Text". 
  22. ^ "Digest of Opinions". City and County of Denver. 1 January to 30 June, 2011. 
  23. ^ "Election Results". Denver, CO: Denver Elections Division. 3 May 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  24. ^ Sutton, David (June 2008). "Alien ambassadors: A bizarre ufological scheme and an alleged ET video in Denver, Colorado". Fortean Times. 
  25. ^ "Video purportedly showing space aliens to be released". Fox News. 29 May 2008. 
  26. ^ "UPI NewsTrack Quirks in the News: Man claims to have footage of real E.T.". United Press International. 29 May 2008. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  27. ^ "Marni Soupcoff on Google's hot trends: Jeff Peckman, Ali Velshi and Grand Rapids News". National Post (Canada). 29 May 2008. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  28. ^ Mitchell, Kirk (30 May 2007). "Purported alien video confab concludes". The Denver Post. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  29. ^ "Space alien video lands in Denver: Was it real or fake? : Updates". The Rocky Mountain News. 30 May 2008. Retrieved 26 October 2009. 
  30. ^ "Mass airing of rain melody may end High Park fire, UFO enthusiast says". The Denver Post. 19 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  31. ^ Stanley, Deb (3 July 2012). "220,000+ acres burned in Colorado in 2012". thedenverchannel.com. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 

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