Countdown to an Official and Open Contact

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Countdown to an Official and Open Contact
with ETs
Jan Van Ellam
November 16, 2006

Published in this website on November 28, 2006.

Comments from Michael Salla, PhD,
Thursday, November 16, 2006
9:58 AM 

Aloha all, I just received the following message to the world UFO community from A. J. Gevaerd who is the editor of Brazil‘s UFO Magazine. In it he announces the prediction of a Brazilian spiritual teacher and contactee, Jan Val Ellam, that Extraterrestrial Contact will occur some time between November 16, 2006 and April 30, 2007. What got my attention was the manner in which he described extraterrestrials showing up and ending the Cosmic Watergate:

"It will involve many huge spacecrafts that will be seen by everybody all over the world. The sighting will last only a couple of hours and the ETs will not perform any direct Contact with the governments but only with selected people here and there». Freitas also claims that the UFOs will be seen and largely registered by media in such a way that the sighting will be undeniable by any means. «They will go away after a few hours but will be back after some months, and repeat it over and over, until we are prepared for their landing».

The above Contact scenario matches in my opinion the optimal way for extraterrestrials to end the prolonged UFO/ET cover-up by minimizing societal disruption and potential governmental opposition. Gevaerd maintains a neutral position on Ellam’s prediction and describes the great controversy it has generated in Brazil. Gevaerd is one of Brazil‘s most competent UFO researchers so his neutrality suggests that one should not simply dismiss Ellam’s prediction. While there have been many predictions of extraterrestrials showing up in mass landings, we should pay special attention to the method described by Ellam’s prediction which is pretty close to how it will eventually occur. This prediction is something to definitely keep in mind over the months ahead.

Michael Salla, PhD,

Comments from A. J. Gevaerd, Editor da Revista UFO,
Countdown to an official and open Contact with ETs ???

Dear colleagues of the World UFO Community:

Jan Val Ellam, a Brazilian prominent author as lecturer about Ufology and Spirituality, says that several ET races are coming to Earth for an official and open contact with the human race. The meeting should take place anytime from November 16, 2006 to April 30, 2007. Today is the first day of the predicted event and the many members of the Brazilian UFO Community are in countdown waiting for the alleged arrival.

Jan Val Ellam is the literary pseudonym of the executive Rogerio de Almeida Freitas from Rio Grande do Norte, one of the states of the Brazilian Northeast region. With 15 books published and over 200 lectures per year, he is regarded one of the most serious and reliable sources in the vast segment of Spirituality in Brazil. Freitas is also a recognized businessman and represents several European tourism companies in the country. He started in Ufology under his 20s as a prolific field investigator who used to cooperated with Irene Granchi, Brazil’s UFO pioneer, and American writer Bob Pratt.

Freitas soon started his research into Spirituality and eventually got it overlapped with Ufology in a peculiar way and with very coherent conclusions, as noted by distinguished representatives of both fields. This is when he started what he alleges to be a «continuous daily contact with space and spiritual beings, sometimes apart from each other, sometimes operating together». The contacts have lasted two decades, according to him. He kept it private for several years before started writing his books.

Freitas had a very close encounter with aliens back in November 18, 1999, in Natal, the capital city of Rio Grande do Norte, in a night at the Ocean Palace Hotel, just after a meeting between technicians from NASA, ESA and Brazilian Space Agency at that facility. By that time, he was the general manager of that hotel. It was then, as he claims, that he was told that the so expected [First] Contact between the human race and other species would happen in 7 years from that date. As from March this year, he claims that he was contacted again and was given the information that the alleged Contact will happen anytime from November 16, 2006 to April 30, 2007. The clock is ticking for him.

He was also given specifics of such meeting: «It will involve many huge spacecrafts that will be seen by everybody all over the world. The sighting will last only a couple of hours and the ETs will not perform any direct Contact with the governments, but only with selected people here and there».  Freitas also claims that the UFOs will be seen and largely registered by media in such a way that the sighting will be undeniable by any means. «They will go away after a few hours but will be back after some months, and repeat it over and over, until we are prepared for their landing».

Last August, Rogerio de Almeida Freitas, or Jan Val Ellam, gave an exclusive interview to the Brazilian UFO Magazine where he explained in detail his contacts, visions and most importantly, his predictions of an official and open Contact with ETs and what they are based on. The Brazilian UFO Magazine carried the long interview in 13 pages in its October edition, number 126. The Magazine is neutral about the Freitas story and served only as a channel of communication of his story to its readership as any other specialized UFO magazine would do especially considering who the source is and what information it is giving.

Soon after the magazine reached the newsstands, and even prior to that, Freitas has gained a lot of support from people who share his visions but also a lot of criticism from those who won’t accept his predictions and what they are based on, which are his alleged personal contacts with «space and spiritual beings». There has been a great debate over Freitas claims that nearly divided Brazilian UFO Community in two polarized groups. And because of that, both the Brazilian UFO Magazine website ( and its December edition, number 128, already in newsstands, are continuously publishing the opinions of those UFO researchers who oppose and those who support the predictions, and still keeping a neutral position.

Upon request of a few colleagues outside Brazil, we are publishing this message and attaching to it some of the editorial and parts of the interview with Rogerio de Almeida Freitas translated into English. They follow these lines and are been sent to overseas with the sole purpose of communication the rest of the world of what is going on.

As Freitas says that such official and open Contact with ETs is scheduled for anytime fromNovember 16, 2006 to April 30, 2007, we are spreading this info. And again, the Brazilian UFO Magazine is neither supporting nor rejecting his claims but informing them to the Worldwide UFO Community.

Best regards to everyone,

A. J. Gevaerd, Editor da Revista UFO,,
The Brazilian UFO Magazine 126 (October 2006). Drawing by Luca Oleastri.
Jan Val Ellam or Rogerio de Almeida Freitas. Photo credit: Brazilian UFO Magazine.

The original of the next interview to Jan Van Ellam is in Portuguese, this is a translation from Portuguese to English, unknown translator.

Note: Below is the introduction of the interview given by Jan Val Ellam to the Brazilian UFO Magazine and his three first answers to our questions. The whole interview has 32 questions and is 13 pages long. Links are available in the news found at the magazine’s website (

Jan Val Ellam: The date for the official contact is set and it will be for the next few months.

Interview given to A. J. Gevaerd, editor. With collaboration of Nelson Vilhena Granado, Reinaldo Prado Mello, and Miriam Heder, consultants.


Few people in the World and Brazilian Ufological Community share the reputation of Jan Val Ellam, pseudonym of the executive from the State of Grande do Norte, northeastern Brazil, Rogerio de Almeida Freitas. With a similarly easy transit among Brazilian spiritualists, we can say that Ellam is renowned among them as well. Author of 15 books approaching pure spiritualism and mixed ufological and spiritual studies —as well as several others yet to be published— he excels for making strong and revealing statements in both fields. Ellam seems to have a very precise notion of where ufology and spiritualism meet one another and gives a practical sense to this view by giving lectures that face alien demonstrations in our planet in a unique way. He sees and narrates with exceptional assertiveness the way our visitors interact with the terrestrial human race, which to him is only a small and dormant portion of a broad species of cosmic beings that inhabit countless planets but has no idea of its importance inside this set.

«I don’t ask you to believe me, but only to think about what I’m saying. I ask you to think if I’m doing this because I believe to have revelations passed on to me by those many of us call ‘cosmic brothers’, which they really are: beings very similar to us, though much ahead in evolution, like elder brothers», states the spiritualist ufologist. This is not simply rhetoric. He confesses many times to be surprised with the information he receives —or «accesses» as he prefer to say— just like someone who finished reading a book and tries to digest what the pages contain. Ellam is far from being a guru or having a mystical profile. Graduated in business administration, he holds a position as executive at the Federation of Commerce, Services, and Tourism of the State of Rio Grande do Norte, besides being a consultant for foreign groups that invest in that State. In order to add credibility to his figure, we should also say that Ellam, while still Freitas more than 20 years ago, was an affiliate field ufologist always ready to go out and investigate cases of ETs attacking humans in the Brazilian Northeast region. He worked with the pioneer ufologist Irene Granchi (president of honor of Brazilian UFO Magazine’s Editorial Council) and with the late US journalist Bob Pratt. He was mentioned in his book Brazil: UFO Danger Zone.

Powerful Forces Approaching

His inclination for a spiritualist interpretation for the UFO phenomenon began with his personal experiences. «It was a series of events that transcended the common pattern of human view, which took me to isolate myself even more in my attempts to understand what was happening. I believe I didn’t go mad because I have enough good humor to carry on with facts in life», he said to Brazilian UFO Magazine in an interview published in our issue # 103, September 2004. The impact of these events were so strong on Freitas that he chose a pseudonym —Jan Val Ellam— in order to write under these «cosmic brothers’» orders the news perspectives through which he became to see the actions of our visitors on Earth. When questioned about such a strange pseudonym, which made many think of an esoteric nature in his choice, he explains that it was a personal choice saying that in case the messages were of any use it would not matter under which name they would come.

Some Brazilian and foreign spiritualist sectors already mentioned that it is neither Freitas nor Ellam who writes the books but really strong forces that constantly instruct him. The electrical engineer and Brazilian UFO Magazine’s consultant Reinaldo Prado de Albuquerque Mello even compared Ellam’s activity to a «broadband internet connection with other realities», through which a constant symphony and perfect integration is kept between Ellam and the cosmic intelligences he always quote. He makes no secret on that and admits to be really in constant contact with advanced cosmic intelligences, while seeing them with the spontaneity of a person who has been living with this for years. While more orthodox ufologists question his statements, the fact is that few human beings have the knowledge to write so many books with such a vast, rich, and profound content in such a brief period of time as he did. Ellam write them during the night since he works full time as every mortal and still needs to share his professional activities with presentation of lectures in Brazil and abroad. In other countries, he is also known as the mentor of Projeto Orbum, a manifesto dealing on planetary citizenship (

In one of his books, Fator Extraterrestre (Extraterrestrial Factor), Ellam discusses on the origin of life, the understanding called «missing link of the human genesis», the cosmic isolation of our species, the abductions and psychological barriers that impairs a transparent study of the extraterrestrial themes. In a recent conference in Campo Grande (MS) he condemned the insistent religious, scientific, and government deny on the alien presence on Earth, giving reasons why after so many decades of evidence there is still a strong resistance against such reality. «The human being lacks knowledge of his own past and also humbly enough to understand minimal facts that happen since the dawn of ages and links us to the extraterrestrial issues and indicate the broadness of life in the Universe». His lectures and books greatly refer to the figure of Jesus whom he calls a Master and who would be closely linked to the UFO phenomenon. This attracts many of his admirers and a lot of misunderstanding from those who want to set Ufology apart from religious matters.

Radical Changes on Earth

«This interpretation of the facts is a mistake», says Ellam. «Since Jesus has absolutely nothing to do with any religion. A study of pre-Bible times shows us that the UFO phenomenon already existed in our planet with great comprehensiveness much before Jesus had come to Earth. And he came as one of our own species, though from other ‘room of the Father’s house’, to show that we were wrong in almost everything we were doing». Ellam is not afraid of attracting the rage of orthodox and doctrinaire spiritualists who see Jesus in an almost religious manner. He calls him an «Authority from the Skies» and believes he came to Earth with special powers and a well-defined and clear message that could not be understood to anyone, not in that time neither today. «Jesus has never asked us to raise religions to him or to the Creator, but only to respect and to love one another, concepts that are an absolutely normal living condition in his world of origin and also in the places he visited, and that only on Earth seem to be senseless».

Jan Val Ellam is a daring man and yet reasonable and known for the seriousness with which he treats all ufological and spiritualist themes without any appeal to sensationalism. Now, he gets totally out of the prudent stance from the previous weeks by surprising everyone with his serious statements concerning facts that are to come to the planet. «I never wanted to show up. I work to spread the information I receive because I find them important to many people. Now, what I’ve been receiving since last March is so heavy and incisive that I need to reveal to any who wants to listen». In his most recent lectures, Ellam has crossed a barrier untouchable even to the most daring prophets in order to convey facts he says to have made known through his channels. And these are really shocking. Ellam states that he was informed that the moment for an official and formal Contact with our extraterrestrial visitors is not only near, but has its date set to happen —within the next months, between November 2006 and April 2007.

Yes, Jan Val Ellam states his cosmic inspirers —the same that guided him to write his rich contented texts— informed him that a global and undeniable presentation is to finally happen and has its date set. «It’ll be something for nobody to question. Not the media, nor scientists or governments. There will be no way to question. And after that they will come many other times, always to fill the skies with their gigantic vehicles not to land but to interact with us until the right time comes».

TheInterview (only 3 Q&A out of 32).

Brazilian UFO Magazine: Many others made similar statements before concerning an official and ultimate Contact with ETs, but none of them was so emphatic. Nobody established such a near date for the Contact fearing it could not happen. Why are you doing exactly the opposite?

Jan Val Ellam: This is actually one of the issues in my personal drama. If I were spreading a «warning» from my cosmic friends saying that something would happen in a distant future, that would be great for my mind since my personal responsibility would be softened. However, all that’s been happening with me since 1986 promoted by these spiritual beings and entities who work together —no matter how orthodox ufologists and spiritualists think— has the power to make me realize that the moment so long announced may finally come into place in the present days. More than this: «they» asked me something they never did before. They asked me to convey the announcement of an official and ultimate Contact with extraterrestrial beings by means of the fulfillment of the promise made by Jesus when he was among us, the promise of returning to Earth in his natural condition of an authority from the skies. This will be the First official Contact that earthly beings would have with beings from other worlds in the present days.  His return would happen a little later in a time between the second half of November 2006 until April 2007.

Brazilian UFO Magazine: If this really comes to happen that will be a moment of great commotion for the humankind indeed. What do you think such fact would cause to the planetary population?

Jan Val Ellam: This fact is to mark the first moment of the so long awaited reintegration of our planet to the cosmic interchange. This would be the end of the isolation experienced by us for so long since we live on Earth under some kind of «cosmic quarantine».  After all, we are the «unwanted companions» in this part of the Galaxy, since we commit all sorts of crimes against the dignity of life. After this first visit —which would be objective, clear, unquestionable, filmed and reported, yet very brief, maybe lasting for a few hours or even less— others will happen in order to make terrestrials even more used to resuming their communion with humankinds of other planets. That should be followed by future contacts with many other extraterrestrials species, all of them linked to what I call «cosmic brotherhood ideals».

Brazilian UFO Magazine: Aren’t you afraid of being seen as a guru or even a lunatic when presenting these facts in your lectures and to UFO readers? Wouldn’t that jeopardize all the credibility you’ve acquired along two decades of ufological and spiritual work?

Jan Val Ellam: No, I’m not. I’m doing this because I can’t find another way to live with these facts. It would be comfortable or even a good strategy to stay quiet according to human standards without exposing myself by setting a date only to say I knew it before. If it were only for my convenience, you can be sure that this would be my choice. However, to my despair, there is an explicit demand from these beings I call «cosmic brothers» which makes me clearly understand what was performed by them along these 20 years of shared experiences. It’s as if every other option planned by them had failed and the appeal «from the other side» had the objective of creating another option that didn’t exist before once they insist in telling me that I had taken a commitment with this process. I don’t know. What I know is that it would be dishonest on my part towards them to refrain in my human condition when the invitations tells us to grow stronger in love, regardless of any price the world may charge for such a daring attitude. What I got from the whole story is that my spirit might have committed itself with them in order to accomplish the task in case they ask me to. Now they came to ask me and I have to find forces to carry on with the orders presented to me. As I’m not a believer and not moved by religious faith, I can only rely on myself, on the philosophical code of behavior I developed as a master rule in my life. I’m now dealing with facts and not with issues arising from spiritualist experiences. There’s nothing I can say against facts. I can only watch and live with them while increasing my levels of intellectual reasoning as highly as possible. That’s what I’ve been doing.

[The complete interview will soon be made available in English language.]

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