by Ed Komarek,



The purpose of Extraterrestrial Cultural Centers International (ECCI) is to facilitate the integration of earth humanity into the greater extraterrestrial domain of universal stellar civilizations. Our mission is to create an organization and facilities to accomplish this purpose. We intend to fulfill this mission through the creation of a network of extraterrestrial cultural centers and facilities around the globe. The emphasis will be on peaceful, mutually beneficial interrelationships sharing knowledge, understanding and love amongst all.





The Center as envisioned is a step by step process toward the goal of a network of Centers in a number of countries. The first step is to clarify and define the vision, gain funding, then build the organization and our first Center. The Center is organized to have five Divisions and each Division breaks down into several Departments and so on. The Centers business plan on the home page is a conceptual document that will be updated on a regular basis and it explains in much more detail what the Extraterrestrial Cultural Center concept is all about.

We can Imagine a tour of the first Center Complex where the guide brings the guests into the entrance hall, staging area of the building past the two faced statue of the Roman God Janus the keeper of doorways and transitions. One face looks back into the past and the other face looks forward into the future. A short account of the ET named Janus’ words with UK intelligence can be read at the base of the statue or on a plaque next to it.


As we move through the Center’s entrance and staging area from the campus outside, beautiful meditative music in the background surrounds us elevating the awareness and consciousness of both visitors and staff alike. Our guide to the Swiss Extraterrestrial Cultural Center proceeds to point out on the entrance wall, virtual tours of the other Centers being built around the globe. We see one situated in the Brazilian jungle, another in the desert of the American west and yet others in Asia, Russia, and Africa.

The entranceway opens up into the interior Japanese Garden beneath the all-weather glass cupola. To the left is a small irregular pond with two small ducks on the surface and fish swimming underwater. The pond is fed by a waterfall tumbling down from a rock face giving a sense of solitude and tranquility to a few people meditating around its base. We are surrounded by songbirds in the bushes around the rocks, and a pair of tame wild rabbits is nibbling the grass near where we stand.
Our guide proceeds to point out the small frugal administration office opening onto the plaza followed by the staff and guest housing area with its small monastery like rooms for staff and special guests. Along one wall we see rows of tiny enclosed sleeping berths like the ones seen in a Japanese airport. Far in the back is a small kitchen and restrooms for staff and guests.

We follow our guide as she proceeds around the edge of the plaza on a small cobblestone sidewalk where we next peer into the window of the Investigations and Research Department. Here we see several researchers hard at work on their computers networking with others around the globe to compile and continuously upgrade the Encyclopedia Galactica available to the public through the Internet and as a published product.


Next we look into the Department of Galactic Culture and Diplomacy. The folks here are using their computers to network with groups in the field involved in contact. They have just begun using the new ET donated quantum computers and communications to monitor and study the activities of other civilizations about the universe and beyond in other dimensions.

Before the extraterrestrials openly arrived, the staff had been limited to using our own conventional computers and networks to keep track of contact activities around the world. Our guide explains how these Galactic Centers act as nodes in a growing global extraterrestrial infrastructure integrating our half civilized society into the rest of the universal community.

A little further along we pass the conference hall and teaching facility, the media facility, and then enter the museum. Along with the wax models of different ET races sculptured in exquisite detail is a history of ET contact on Earth up to the present day. Many copies of different artifacts from all around the world are on display.


Early Conceptual Timeline

The early conceptualization of the Extraterrestrial Cultural Center was outlined in these three articles that Ed Komarek published to his blog and then spread around Facebook to begin the Center organizational process. The three articles have been edited a little to avoid some confusion.



Do We Need A Galactic Cultural Center?

By Ed Komarek


Recently I had heard that Wendelle Stevens claimed to have been approached by an extraterrestrial interested in developing an extraterrestrial cultural center. I have not been able to substantiate the claim further, but it really got me to thinking that this is a really good idea. We all know about the Roswell Museum in New Mexico which is a step in the right direction, but this idea of an international extraterrestrial cultural center goes much further.


Such a center must be credibly done and financed by somebody with deep pockets. It should have a large library of contact material including the large number of obscure contact and abductee books. It would also need a conference hall, a residence for guest speakers and scholars, a museum, and a department for galactic diplomacy. It should be a joint exopolitical effort, and not be co-opted by any one exopolitical individual or group else it devolves into a promotional or money making operation. Only the most credible people should be on the board of directors. The museum would go far beyond what the Roswell Museum does and incorporate displays of various types of reported extraterrestrials, perhaps in wax, with information about each type. Included in the museum would be a history of ET contact and cover-up featuring the investigators and whistle-blowers involved. A third section would cover present attempts at ET citizen and government diplomacy including contact, treaties, cultural exchanges, technology transfer programs, ET political, scientific, military, religious and social institutions. Its hard to tell where would be the best location and that might be determined by those financing such a project. It makes sense that Extraterrestrial Cultural Center (ECC) could be located in a country that is ET friendly and would be supportive of such an enterprise. Maybe a country in Europe or South America like Brazil, Ecuador or Peru would make sense.
I mean, if one looks on the Internet there are large numbers of international, national and local cultural centers, so why not at least one global extraterrestrial cultural center? There is a huge global interest in UFOs and their extraterrestrial occupants so one would think something like this would be very useful now and in the future. Perhaps if we build it in a credible way they will come. 


Galactic Cultural Center (Part 2)

By Ed Komarek


This is the second article in a series exploring the possibility of developing an international extraterrestrial cultural center. I have gained some feedback from others with the publication of the first article that helps to further define the concept. We now have an architect interested who suggests the main building on the campus be in the shape of a toroid that would include a plaza and gardens in the center.

We also have a web master on board to make up the web page when we further refine the design with a virtual rendition for the home page. We also need to further define the architectural design and divisions of the Center including people and duties involved for each division as well as potential board of directors, advisory board directors and members.


As presently envisioned Galactic Center would have at least four divisions along with a conference hall, library-archive-museum and residence for speakers, students, researchers and diplomats. Division one would include a director of investigations and research, with an orientation toward the compiling of an encyclopedia galactic. This is envisioned to be a cooperative project between earth humans and the greater extraterrestrial community. (After this article the number of Divisions became five.) Division two involves a director working on establishing contact with various friendly ET races to develop diplomatic ties. Division three involves a director for media and communications, a public liaison to the public and the press. Division four would be directed by the executive director responsible for the facilities-library-archive-museum division, and the other three divisions. The executive director and would be directly accountable to chairman and the board of directors. (Some changes since this was written see the Business Plan.)


I believe if we are to keep control over this endeavor at least in its initial phase of development, we need a board of directors that can work well together. I have had experience working with several people for over a decade and suggest they comprise a large part of the board of directors. The more well known people in the field of Exopolitics, or UFO/ET community if you prefer, would be included in the advisory board and work as advisors to the board of directors on this project. A third group involved in this project would be the supporting members.

It should be kept in mind that a proposed board of directors and the advisory board have claimed contact with extraterrestrials, have close connections to contact people, or are very knowledgeable on the subject. I think people need to understand not only the evidence for contact, but the very serious issues and implications of contact and cover-up. If this organization becomes a NGO and a non-profit institution, I hope the board chooses me to be chairman of the board and a very temporary executive director, until a very committed, competent, knowledgeable executive director can be found to direct the organization. This should be a person who is very capable in the area of management, fundraising, finance and legal issues.


As to the website, there would be a profile linked to these names listed on the home page that would give information on the individuals involved and other information promoting their causes. At the moment I envision a home page with a list of directors and advisory directors down the left side of the page. I envision a large rendition of the facility on campus, in the center of the home page. The title of the home page at top might be: Welcome to Extraterrestrial Cultural Center, an International Extraterrestrial Cultural Center Dedicated to Peaceful Friendly Relations with Extraterrestrial Races and Civilizations. Below the virtual rendition would be adescription of what the Cultural Center is about with links to detailed descriptions of the divisions and other parts of the center complex. (Note, this is now out of date and not the way we are doing the Webpage.)





Galactic Cultural Center (Part 3)

By Ed Komarek


I am beginning to think that Switzerland might be a good location for an extraterrestrial cultural center as it is a country that takes neutrality seriously to avoid becoming embroiled in national conflicts. It is also a strong financial center for the Global Elite. I think the Global Elite owe it to humanity to try to ameliorate the damage they have done to humanity. The Elite in protecting their own special interests involving extraterrestrial contact have in the process not only damaged the earth, but the promise made to humanity by the popular movie series Star Trek for peaceful extraterrestrial contact. The funding of a few million dollars toward an extraterrestrial cultural center would go a long way toward redirecting earth human evolution toward a bright galactic future.
We are considering an all-weather transparent cupola over the central plaza gardens above the toroid building giving the building the look of a saucer. The transparent glass cupola would allow a constant comfortable temperature for a Japanese meditation rock garden with a small pond and waterfall. Maybe we could have a few tame wild animals and birds under the enclosure as well. My thinking is to design the garden in a manner where it can also on occasion host a large group of people for various activities such as playing uplifting music. In addition such a garden sets the tone of peace and tranquility in which to exchange ideas and hold international conferences. Max Vasher (Masters in Architecture from the University of New Mexico) has agreed to become the extraterrestrial cultural center architect. He is in the process of creating a rendition of the Center for the projects webpage. He is also working on architectural sketches of the building and the grounds upon which it is to be built. We will link from the home page to these sketches. Max has the following to say.


“I agree with you completely about needing a good image of the Galactic Center for the home page. We need to be very cautious and creative about this image. On the one hand, we need an image of a really great and inspirational work of architecture that compliments fully the site in which it is located. Further it should complement the sense of awe and wonder infused into this subject matter. In a word, the facility needs to be magnificent.”

Max and I decided on a tentative site near Geneva Switzerland. On conceptual grounds we need a tentative site for the reasons as described below by Max.


“Now then, there's the other hand. If we are determined to get this thing actually built in the future we don't want this preliminary image to restrict the design process later. What I mean is this. Every site will have its own limitations and opportunities and we don't want to limit ourselves later to a geometric shape that doesn't altogether fit the site we end up with. As I stated to you earlier, I have been experimenting with the shape of a toroid in my design process recently. I did this most notably in my own house and in a house for Habitat for Humanity in Cambodia. In both cases I started with the shape of a toroid, but that did not stop there and therefore, both look quite different. You see the toroid most particularly in my house design, but in the case of the Cambodian house, I needed the shape from the negative space that a toroid makes up for cultural and functional purposes. As in the case of these two designs the future site of the Galactic Cultural Center Earth will have a profound effect on its resultant design.”

Max suggests his vision of combining the old with the new, and I concur this is a wonderful idea.
“I have good computer graphic skills so the possibilities are open. I am seeing in my mind some rounded polished metal aspects to the building perhaps working in concert with a more ancient and earthen material like stone underneath. Stonehenge crossed with the polished lines of an intergalactic craft if you will. As a designer, I have always been interested in the contrast between ancient and modern. I can't think of a more appropriate facility or opportunity to engage in that contrast and make it the compliment that it could and should be. The opportunity to bridge the ancient and the modern that a Galactic Cultural Center represents as a building should be exhibited in the material choices that are used to construct it.”


I realize CSETI is controversial within the UFO/ET community, but I agree with Max that we need to partner and reach out to those working to establish contact and relationships with various peaceful and friendly extraterrestrial races. I also am aware of a strong spit in the UFO community as to if the various ET races are friendly or unfriendly. This should not be an issue for the Center because the Center is orientated toward extraterrestrial civilizations and races that respect basic human rights and liberties. I wrote a draft document in this regard years ago that I will reference on the Centers home page.

“As an architect (intern) and a designer I think these questions about what site the Galactic Cultural Center on earth should be in is paramount to a discussion on design. Regarding design, I do believe starting with the toroid as an informative geometry to the building's design is the best place to start, but maybe not the best place to finish. The site will direct us to what aspects of the toroid are needed. Perhaps a whole toroid, perhaps only a part of a toroid or perhaps a series of interacting toroids will be necessary. Perhaps a CE-5 session where we ask for input from our galactic neighbors would help with a plan for the design. As I understand it, crop circles have been produced by such endeavors as CE-5. I have been impressed by the use of the toroid in various forms in crop circles. Many crop circles suggest three-dimensional forms of all sorts. If we could get a response such as a crop circle from a CE-5 session before we set to planning the building I believe that would be the best way to truly work with those trying to communicate with us.”


What we now need to be considering is how to fill the position of executive director with a CEO capable of raising the millions need for this project, and the handling the business end of this endeavor? I feel comfortable in handling the UFO/ET part of the Galactic Cultural Center, but it’s going to take somebody with advanced business skills to make this happen. I am thinking that somebody in the UFO community might know a retired CEO with time on his hands that would like to make this project real.


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See also: Status Report, Part I & II