The CE-5 Initiative is a scientific and diplomatic program which endeavors to establish a cooperative, peaceful and sustainable relationship between humans and ANY and ALL ET “peoples” which may visit Earth.

What is CE5?

CE-5 is a term describing a fifth category of close encounters with Extraterrestrial Intelligence (ETI), characterized by mutual, bilateral communication rather than unilateral contact.

The CE-5 Initiative has as its central focus bilateral ETI-human communication based on mutual respect and universal principles of exchange and contact. CE types 1-4 are essentially passive, reactive and ETI initiated. A CE-5 is distinguished from these by conscious, voluntary and proactive human-initiated or cooperative contacts with ETI. Evidence exists indicating that CE-5s have successfully occurred in the past, and the inevitable maturing of the human/ETI relationship requires greater research and outreach efforts into this possibility. While ultimate control of such contact and exchange will (and probably should) remain with the technologically more advanced intelligent life forms (i.e., ETI), this does not lessen the importance of conscientious, voluntary human initiatives, contact and follow-up to conventional CE-s types 1-4.

CSETI is the only worldwide effort to concentrate on putting trained teams of investigators into the field where 1) active waves of UFO activity are occurring, or 2) in an attempt to vector UFOs into a specific area for the purposes of initiating communication. Contact protocols include the use of light, sound, and thought. Thought – specifically consciousness – is the primary mode of initiating contact.

The CE-5 Initiative is a scientific and diplomatic program which endeavors to establish a cooperative, peaceful and sustainable relationship between humans and ANY and ALL ET ‘peoples’ which may visit Earth. CE-5 Initiative protocols are used to ‘vector’ UFOs into an area and then engage them in a peaceful, cooperative exchange using lights, sounds and other modalities. Working Group members are selected according to their ability to engage in this research in an open-minded and non-prejudicial manner which is free from premature and fear-based negative conclusions regarding the intentions of these visitors to our planet. The integrity of this diplomatic perspective is fundamental to the success of the CE-5 Initiative since it is probable that these visitors are capable of assessing the attitudes, motives and intentions of the Working Group members.

Core Principles

  • There is strong evidence for the existence of ETI, civilizations and spacecraft.
  • ETI/ETs have been and are currently visiting the Earth.

  • Careful bilateral communications between ETI and humans is of continuing importance and will increase in the future.

  • CSETI approaches the study of ETI with cooperative, peaceful, non-harmful intentions and procedures.

  • The establishment of a lasting world peace is essential to the full development of the ETI-Human relationship.

  • Both humans and ETI, as conscious, intelligent beings, are essentially more alike than dissimilar; CSETI is dedicated to the study of both our shared and unique characteristics.

  • CSETI operates on the premise that ETI net motives and ultimate intentions are peaceful and non-hostile.

  • It appears probable that more than one extraterrestrial civilization is responsible for the ETI/ETs contact so far observed. It is likely that this represents a cooperative effort.

  • CSETI will attempt to cultivate bilateral ETI-human contact and relations which will serve peaceful, cooperative goals. It is NOT a goal of CSETI to acquire ET advanced technologies which may have a potential harmful or military application if disclosed prematurely.

  • There should be no drugs, alcohol, firearms or weapons at CE-5 Contact events.


  • DO NOT use public land or federal land for a field site to do your contact work. We suggest that you use private property, with permission, and sometimes state parks in the United States can be good locations. Just make sure you find out if you need a permit, especially for groups of more than just a few people.

  • Except for the instructor, we are not using lasers during CSETI trainings. It is best if you minimize using them during your own field work and be very careful not to hit any aircaft or anyone in the eyes. It is best that just one person in the group be the person that uses the laser to signal.

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Expeditions with Dr.Greer

You are invited to attend a special week with Dr. Steven Greer to make contact with ET civilizations.

Each week long expedition is limited to about 25 registrants and provides for an intensive training program with Dr. Greer. It is also a true expedition, where each night we will go out under the stars for 4-5 hours to make Contact using the very effective CE-5 Contact Protocols.

We hope you can join us for this once in a lifetime opportunity to spend a week with Dr. Greer, who has successfully made contact with ET civilizations all over the world!

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UFO/ET Phenomena

When observing in the field, it is important for a CSETI field team to be alert for a significant variety of phenomena that are associated with ET activity.


Frequently Asked Questions

How long have we been visited by these ET civilizations? What about all these reports of abductions and the like? Are there ET life forms already living amongst us?


Talking Points

Following the disclosure that contact has been made with Extraterrestrial civilizations, it is imperative that leaders speak to the public in a calm, reassuring and positive manner.


Preparing for Making Contact

Here are some tools that we offer to help you with making your own contact.
People have had wonderful experiences just using some or all of this information.

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