Native Elders Reveal Centuries
of Extraterrestrial Contact Lore
by Richard Boylan, Ph.D. (c) 2017
For ten days in June, the Yankton Sioux Reservation on the windswept high plains
of South Dakota was a gathering place for indigenous tribal leaders from around
the globe and hundreds of Native and Euro-American listeners. The occasion was
the Star Knowledge Conference and Sun Dance, convoked by Lakota (Sioux)
spiritual leader Standing Elk (Laurance Zephier) in response to a vision he
experienced. The vision showed that Native American spiritual knowledge about
the Star Nations was to be shared with the larger non-Native world. This
Conference also fulfilled ancient Hopi and Lakota prophecies.
Spiritual shamans from the Plains tribes (Lakota, Oglala, Dakota, Blackfoot,
Nakota) were joined by spokespersons from the Eastern (Iroquois, Oneida, Seneca
and Choctaw) and Southwest (Hopi, Yaqui and Mayan) tribes. In addition, the
chief Maori shaman came from New Zealand at the southern end of the globe, as
well as a professional who formally resided in the land of the Saami people from
the part of Scandinavia above the Arctic Circle.
The Native teachers came because they had seen signs then occurring which had
been predicted by ancient prophecies. These signs signified to them that the
time had come to speak openly about their most closely-held oral traditions.
These traditions include their origin from the stars, the influence of Star
People visitors on the formation of their culture and their spiritual beliefs
and ceremonies, and the imminent return of the Star Nations.
Unprecedented as this gathering was, further precedent was set when Standing
Elk, in a published announcement with apology to all Elders, declared that this
sacred knowledge "is to be shared with our brothers of the four directions" (the
entire non-Native world). Additionally, he invited world-famous Euro-American
experts on the Star Visitors to also speak at this gathering of elders. Among
those speaking were such notables as former NATO intelligence Sgt.-Major Bob
Dean, Harvard Professor John Mack, MD, author Whitley Strieber, former acting
Finnish Surgeon-General Rauni Kilde, MD, University of Wyoming Professor Leo
Sprinkle, Ph.D., Star Visitors researcher-psychologist Richard Boylan, Ph.D.,
This report is a summary of the Star Knowledge Conference. As such, it will
necessarily not cover every topic or every speaker. Furthermore, because Native
speakers have not presented their messages publicly before, while the
Euro-American experts have been widely reported, this report will focus on the
Standing Elk, Lakota Keeper of the Six-Pointed Star Nation Altar, in his opening
remarks noted that Medicine Men have the ability to communicate with the
spiritual conscious entities of Mother Earth, such as the Eagle, the Deer, and
the Coyote, as well as the Star Nations.
"The Star Nations were the most crucial of all entities, becaus the thought of
other races communicating with the grassroots [indigenous] people would create a
major threat to the religious systems, the economy and educational system of any
government. The greatest fear in the governmental structures was the knowledge
that all forms of `Star Governments' had no monetary systems within their
governing structures. Their (Star Visitors') system was based on the mental,
spiritual and universal laws with which they were too mentally and spiritually
intelligent to break. The collapse of the monetary system within the United
States Government and the Religious Denominations became a National Security
issue, and so it became an easier task to make the Lakota/Dakota belief system
illegal to participate [in] and practice."
Standing Elk added that "The Lakota/Dakota Medicine Men are now being instructed
to share spiritual knowledge of the Star Nations, because of the contamination
of Mother Earth and the pollution of the air."
He spoke of as a child witnessing large UFO ships flying down the nearby
Missouri River valley, green balls of light four times larger than a school
auditorium. Through portholes on the sides of these ships he could see shadows
of persons inside. During one encounter he met a seven-foot-tall man in white
clothes who appeared like a middle-aged Caucasian. The room was filled with
light. It contained computer-like machines which operated on light and "the law
Standing Elk talked about meeting another Sioux Medicine Man who confirmed that
there are Star Visitors. Some are like ants, with big, black eyes and long
fingers and toes. Some live out in the cosmos and some on the other side of the
Moon. Sioux legends relate that the Sioux had their origin from the Pleiades,
with others coming from the Sirius and Orion systems.
Standing Elk related about having visitations in the sweat lodge from the "Gray"
Zetas, who bear messages and provide answers to questions. Standing Elk talked
about being visited by a five-foot-tall, orange-skinned Star Visitor with large
eyes. He also mentioned blue and green Star People, and "a hundred other races
you don't know about."
He asserted that "the way of the Stars is in every culture."
Moving to a religious theme, he said that Jesus was a Star Man. Standing Elk
noted that the eleven symbols found on the wreckage of the Roswell UFO crash
each had two meanings: a universal law and a spiritual law. During a subsequent
presentation he presented interpretations of these various Star Visitor symbols
which he had received from Star People who manifested during sweat lodge
The next speaker, Oglala spiritual advisor Floyd Hand, continued the religious
theme, speaking about the Avatars (world religious teachers), such as Jesus,
Buddha, Muhammad, and White Buffalo Calf Woman, (the Star Person who gave the
Sioux their spiritual history, health practices, and ceremonies). "The Avatars
are Star People". He said that seven different galaxies are represented on the
"Each Native American tribe has its ET race [of origination counterpart]". The
Star People will return in the latter part of the 1990s.
Changes will happen as their time draws near. The first sign is floods, fires
and earthquakes. There will be a world Great Drought in 1997-1999, he predicted.
Many will starve. There will be destruction of electrical and sewer lines, loss
of cities and many lives. He predicted that in 1998 White Buffalo Calf Woman
would be coming back to Turtle Island (the U.S.).
There are Four Omens. The First Omen was the recent birth of a white buffalo
calf on a White [man's] ranch, whose hide eventually turned the other colors of
the Four Nations (yellow, red and black). The Second Omen was the birth of
another white buffalo calf to a Sioux rancher, but it died. "We have no right to
destroy four-leggeds and winged creatures for our purposes." The Third Omen was
a third white calf, but no one is listening despite human suffering and death.
The Fourth Omen will be the Star People coming and visiting in Santa Fe, New
Floyd Hand urged people to get away from urban hubbub and sharpen their senses.
He added, "Start putting in a garden, put away food; it's going to be hard.
There will be a new government." Hand sees the end of the current Fourth "World"
on January 21, 2021.
Iriquois Elder Paula Underwood gave an Iroquois perspective on off-planet
life forms. She described the many appearance-forms of the extraterrestrials. In
answer to the question of whether we can form community with them, she replied
that "all who walk on two legs are our brothers and sisters. We come from the
unity of the Universe." Underwood told of an Iroquois oral tradition of a Star
Nations telepathic message to the Iroquois: "We are Coming." The Iroquois Elders
thought-responded, "Don't come; we are not prepared." The Star Visitors replied,
Lakota Elder Harry Charger discussed the oral tradition of the Sioux peoples.
There have been many Star People visitations with the Sioux during sweat lodge
ceremonies. Charger said that 50% of what we see of Star Visitor appearances are
mental projections from the Visitors. He said that the Star Nations are
concerned about our destruction of the planet. He told of, as a boy, being
instructed by his grandmother to make a ball that didn't bounce. Later the
village grandmothers gathered to try out tossing this gentle-landing ball he
made. They smiled with satisfaction as it soft-landed. Years later he realized
the point: that the soft-lander ball was a ritual reenactment of a space vehicle
which had gently touched down on the Lakota lands.
The Lakota Elder told the Sioux spiritual origin legend. Two Lakota scouts were
out away from the tribe when a young, beautiful, pale-white luminous woman
appeared to them, White Buffalo Calf Woman. She gave them important instructions
about their origin, and spiritual teachings and ceremonies to bring back to
their people. One scout had lustful thoughts for the woman and sought to
approach her erotically. He perished. The other scout had paid respectful
attention and brought back her teachings to the people, who have been sustained
by them. Charger said that each of us faces the same choice: how will each of us
react to the return of the Star People's presence?
Finnish physician Rauni-Leena Kilde spoke of the Star Nations experience among
the Saami (Arctic Circle indigenous dwellers) people she was raised with above
the Arctic Circle and in Scandinavia. [USAF veteran Airman Charles Hall revealed
that the Saami are descendants of immigrants from Barnard's Star.]
Her first remembered contact was when she was in a severe car crash. As she laid
there mortally injured, a small Star Visitor was at her side working on healing
her injured liver. Later the hospital staff could not understand how she
survived the crash. Later she remembered Star Visitor contacts as a child living
among the Saami. She reported that there is a change of attitude in Scandinavia
and the European Union about cosmic contacts. She hears positive reactions to
Star Visitor encounters. In Scandinavia the so-called "Grey aliens" [Zetas] are
rare. Most common there are the small, short, dusky, wrinkled "Dwarf" [Onoogie
star race] Star Visitors. Her country borders Russia, whose cosmonauts were
threatened with death if they talked openly about UFO encounters.
Steve Red Buffalo (Lakota) gave a talk about the Star People coming down from
the Pleiades. The Sioux trace their origin to that Seven Sisters constellation.
The Pleiades have a connection with the chanupa, the sacred pipe, which
symbolizes the union of the Earth (red stone bowl) with the Sky (hollow stem
through which smoke is drawn and sent heavenward.)
Dakota spiritual leader Chanupa Wambdi Wicasa (Deer Man) startled those
listening by stating that then-current Pope John Paul II was a Pipe Carrier (a
Native-American spirituality tradition-keeper). The Pope fasted and entered into
a sweat lodge ceremony with the Dakota while visiting them in Canada, and
congratulated the Dakota for keeping their traditions and ceremonies.
Deer Man interpreted a recent Crop Circle design as containing a highly relevant
message. This Crop Circle consisted of five concentric circles. The first four
circles are like orbit paths around a central sun, with a planet-like "bead"
imbedded in each orbit circle except the third one. The outermost ring is a
chain of densely-packed "beads" of varying sizes. The entire Crop Circle is the
Circle of Life. The four inner circles are the traditional Four Nations of
humanity: white, yellow, red and black. The smallest circle near the nucleus is
the White Race. Spirit gave the White Race responsibility for Fire. The White
Man forgot his responsibility, and so aberrantly created the nuclear bomb. The
White Race's elliptical orbit indicates that it is out of balance. The second
orbit is the Black Race, which has the responsibility for Water. They have
forgotten their responsibility. As a result, the waters are contaminated, and
this causes cancer. The third orbit is the Red Race, whose "planet-bead" is
missing. The Red Race has responsibility for the Earth. Their "bead" is missing
because the Red Nation still walks with the Tunkashilas (Grandfathers, spiritual
guides). The fourth orbit is the Yellow Race, whose responsibility is the air.
But Asian industrial factories pollute the air. Deer Man commented that "we have
brought these imbalances on ourselves. The Red Race has responsibility for the
land, but cannot do so because of herbicides, acid rain and underground nuclear
testing." Spirit told Deer Man that the other races were to follow the Red Way
of Life too, but have lost it.
The outermost circle is the Star Nations. "The Star Nations are here to help
us." The Earth was out of balance, and is rebalancing its off-kilter. "We have
to help the Earth come back into balance. Time as you know it is coming to an
end, sooner than you think. There will not be cars or TVs." He said that the
Grandfathers taught him that we are coming to the end of the Fourth World. We
are about to enter the Fifth World. [This concurs with similar Hopi prophecies.]
"It will take Nine Worlds before we get to the Spirit World."
Norbert Running, a Lakota Medicine Man, was one of the first to participate in
the revived Sun Dance of modern times. He chastised latter-day Native American
"neo-traditionalists" for being contaminated by Christian missionaries,
believing in devils, and making up bureaucratic religion rules. Norbert Running
said that most Indians on the reservations believe in the Natural Way of
spirituality. He urged everyone to "cultivate Spirit Guides to help you in the
life path." He learned most of what he knows in the Yuwipi (Spirit Calling-In)
He told of legendary Sioux Elder Black Elk having a prophetic vision of racial
unity, a rainbow lodge with the Four Nations together. He also spoke of the Hopi
prophecy of Red and White brothers working together.
The chief Spiritual Elder of all the Maori people of Aotearoa (New Zealand), Mac
Wiremu Ruka, accepted Standing Elk's invitation to share the ancient truths and
prophecies of his people.
Since age three, Elder Ruka had been taught the Maori genealogies, secrets and
incantations of the cosmic and Earth realms. A special star alignment in 1988
told the old Maori Grandmothers that the time had arrived to bring out publicly
the Old Stories which had been kept hidden for centuries, and that Elder Ruka
was the one designated to speak.
The Maori Elder related accounts of the star origin of his people. In a moving
candle-lit ritual, he created a twelve-woman ceremonial circle at the Conference
to speak for Spirit and set the proper vibration for creating such awareness.
Choctaw Medicine Man Panther (Preston Scott) told of how he was designated to
follow the path of the heyoka (sacred trickster). One day as a boy he was being
walked to school by his mother. A dark storming cloud came up from the west. His
mother told him to run to his grandfather's house. He made it as far as his
grandfather's yard when a lightning bolt struck so close to him that the heat
and energy flipped him over. He landed on his feet still running and went up on
his grandfather's porch. Being struck by lightning is Spirit designation as
As an adult, Panther was climbing a hill one day and received a vision of three
Grandfathers. He was told that he was going to go north to the Lakota land,
where they would give him a foundation of spiritual knowledge to take back to
his people, because the Choctaw had lost their spiritual ways. Now he is seeing
spirituality rising among the Choctaw.
An inipi (sweat lodge) ceremony for a Sun Dancer was led by Panther on the night
of June 15. As we prayed inside the totally-dark lodge, there appeared two
rectangular-shaped lights, about the size of bricks, dancing near the upper east
wall. Panther commented that there were six spirits inside the lodge. After the
lodge, we learned from others waiting outside that, during the sweat lodge, a
high UFO went across the sky. At first it looked like a satellite, but then it
stopped and gyrated in geometric patterns of flight.
Eagle Pipe Man (Galen Drapeau), a Lakota Medicine Man, is a carrier of the Elk
Medicine Bundle. His spiritual path was deepened when he almost died during
brain surgery, and had an out-of-body-experience where he met an old Indian
medicine man adjusting energy particles coming out of people's bodies. Eagle
Pipe Man told of seeing UFOs flying over Bear Butte, a volcanic peak in the
Black Hills and the sacred heart-site of the Sioux Nation. Then he spoke about
the Star Nation Altars. These are sacred ritual-object altars kept by certain
designated spiritual leaders as shrines where knowledge of the Star People is
gathered, kept and honored. The Lakota Elder said that Star Nation Altars send a
blue light up to the heavens, which the Star People can see as a beacon.
He told of doing a ceremony for a woman, during which a Star Elder came in and
landed nearby. The Star Visitor was tall, gray, and had large eyes. Eagle Pipe
Man did the Calling-In Song, and the tunkashilas (Grandfather Spirits) came in,
went over and held the Star Elder. The Star Elder told them some things: Mother
Earth is dying; their (the Star Elder's) planet is dead, lifeless. He is telling
Holy Bull this because the Native Americans have the Spirit. Mother Earth will
clean the ozone.
Eagle Pipe Man had an advising Dream one year ago to go to a spiritual gathering
where sacred bundles and pipes were placed together. That Dream was fulfilled on
June 23rd at Greengrass, South Dakota. In an unprecedented joining, the three
sacred bundles of the Sioux (the pipe), the Cheyenne (arrows) and the Arapaho
(sacred hat) were brought together. This fulfills a prophecy about the beginning
of the Thousand Years of Peace.
Rod Shenandoah, a Blackfoot-Oneida medicine man, in a side lecture during the
Sun Dance ceremonies, talked about the visitations from the Star People which
he, Wallace Black Elk, and many other medicine persons, chiefs and other Native
Americans have experienced. He pointed out that "Indians consider themselves
privileged" when such Star Nation contacts occur. They consider such visits to
be sacred events. Wallace Black Elk had a visit by Star Visitors while he was in
isolation on a spiritual hanblechia (fast and Vision Quest).
In a final teaching round adjacent to the Sun Dance, Standing Elk said that the
Star People are here to teach, to foster spiritual growth, and to prepare us for
dealing with the challenging Earth Changes coming up in the next several years.
The Star People are included as honored Elders in the Native American key
reverential saying, "Mitakuye oyasin!" (All [are] my relations).
Standing Elk spoke of the Star Visitors communicating telepathically with
Indians, and that the original Spiritual Language of the Sioux [different from
conversational Lakota] is a language of a few cryptic key words, designed to
stimulate, and be supplemented by, full additional telepathic communication. The
same Star People who visit the Sioux also visit the Hopi Indians. He said that
the Star People and the Indians have the same DNA. Standing Elk noted that there
is Big News coming, "fast changes, but they are slow in arriving." He also
commented that the Star People are also aware of the Law of Karma.
Arvol Looking Horse, the 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf
Pipe for the Lakota-Dakota-Nakota Nation, had called for a World Peace and
Prayer Day on June 21, Summer Solstice. This was in response to prophecies
shared by spiritual leaders and Elders at the United Nations: that it is time to
begin global healing by working towards world peace and harmony.
While Looking Horse, the other Sacred Bundle Keepers, and many others gathered
at Grey Horn Butte (Devil's Tower National Monument), Standing Elk and those
participating in the Sun Dance on the Yankton Sioux Reservation held an
observance in support. While representatives of the Four Nations stood in the
Four Directions doorways of the Sun Dance, and the gathered dancers and
participants prayed, high above the central Sun Dance pole a thin hollow circle
of cirrus cloud formed around the sun, refracting within itself a perfectly
Although the wind was up from the west, and other
scattered clouds blew by, the circular rainbow remained perfect and immobile for
over an hour, as witnessed by all the participants. In the Bible the rainbow is
described as a sign of peaceful favor from the one the Indians know as the Great
Spirit Perhaps Tunkashila was indicating that we can approach the end of the
Fourth World and our emergence into the Fifth World with hope.
Dr. Richard Boylan is a behavioral scientist, retired university
instructor, certified clinical hypnotherapist, and researcher into Star
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