The CIA Agent Who Made Startling Claims About Aliens

Alright, we've got climate change, war in Ukraine, extreme economic disparity between the wealthy and the poor, sociopolitical tension between all sides, and, uh ... aliens. Like, actual extraterrestrial biological beings piloting actual flying saucers. If anyone's ever watched "The X-Files" and felt sympathetic for abductees whom no one believed, or seen footage of a UFO convention where a whistleblower claims to have seen alien craft in government hangars, or just wondered how the crashed 1947 Roswell, New Mexico craft could have been — wait for it — "a weather balloon," well, now's your chance to gloat. As retired CIA officer John Ramirez says: Aliens are real, aliens are here, and come 2027 something big is going to happen.

This most recent alien-related tale comes on the heels of a slew of similar 2023 stories. In January, CNN reported that the U.S. government received 350 new "UAP" — unidentified aerial phenomenon — reports since March 2021. By April, Sean Kirkpatrick of the U.S. Department of Defense said that the DoD was tracking more than 500 UAPs that might be alien probes, per Politico. In July, U.S. Air Force officer and former intelligence official David Grusch testified before Congress about a secret "multi-decade UAP crash retrieval and reverse-engineering program," per Meanwhile, nearly 2,800 pages of CIA documents related to UFOs dating back to the 1940s are now available for public reading, per Smithsonian Magazine. So the latest claim by whistleblower John Ramirez? It goes one step further into alien invasion territory.

The lizard people cometh

For conspiracy theory aficionados, former CIA operative John Ramirez's alien claims are something of a gold mine. They contain just the right grab bag of elements to bring together folks from a wide variety of speculative leanings, and center on a familiar, rough-skinned, vertical-pupiled figure: reptilians. For those who somehow missed this bit of pan-media alien lore, reptilians have cropped up in books, films, TV shows, alien cons, documentaries, etc., and are exactly what they sound like: humanoid, bipedal reptile alien creatures who've infiltrated Earth governments to pose as humans and manipulate humanity, mess with our DNA, control the world, and so forth. As sites like Vox outline, these scaly buggers appear within a cross-section of mythos encompassing everyone from Illuminati believers to QAnon-ers to ancient astronaut theorists.

SyFy explains the short of Ramirez' story is this: All the recent UFO/UAP revelations and U.S. government alien document disclosure is a prelude meant to prime the public for deeper alien contact. The old "policy of denial" regarding alien life has fallen by the wayside because if the populace isn't inured to the reality of aliens amongst us "there will be mass panic." There are also some bits in Ramirez's claims about DNA "enhancements" performed on humanity tens of thousands of years ago, as he discusses in a full interview on Podcast UFO. Various alien species were involved in this venture, he says, including reptilians who are not actually lizard people but humans with "reptilian ancestry." 

I don't want to believe

Ultimately, there's nothing new in John Ramirez's claims except the specificity of his date of ultimate disclosure: 2027. We say "disclosure" as though talking about past happenings, but sometimes in conversation, Ramirez sounds like he's describing a full-fledged sci-fi-like alien fleet appearing in the skies in 2027. On one hand, HITC quotes Ramirez as saying that aliens "walk among us," and, "their presence is here." He also says that "they are showing up in 2027" and that "the U.S. government has to prepare the people about what is up there." It's all rather imprecise for an apparent former CIA agent, and especially for multi-hour interviews like that on That UFO Postcast. However, Ramirez did up the ante by claiming to have had a physical altercation with a reptilian "in the space between his living room and bedroom" that left him with some scratches, per SyFy. And no, Ramirez offers no proof to back up any statements.

As far as Ramirez's credentials are concerned, the blurb on his interview with Podcast UFO states that he worked in a bunch of roles from 1984 to 2009 at the CIA Directorate of Science and Technology, Directorate of Intelligence, including intelligence analyst and other jobs related to missile defense and radar. He also served in the Navy from 1973 to '79 before graduating from George Washington University in 1983. As for the truth of his claims, we'll just have to wait until 2027 or so to find out.