It’s a total joy to share an interview with Melissa Peabody, a lovely ‘star sister’ living in San Francisco in the USA, who has been taking wonderful video footage of lightships, orbs, energies and other multidimensional phenomena and posting them as short documentaries at her website, myfirstcontact.net. When Melissa contacted me in 2017, I felt a close affinity with many of the ships, beings and energies vibrating through her films, and deeply appreciate and enjoy her approach, her openness and courage, in what she is sharing with the world.
Melissa, welcome and thank you so much for joining us today. Would you like to share a bit about your background, and your inspiration for starting myfirstcontact.net?
Absolutely, Joanna! It is a joy for me to have the chance to describe my project to you, and its unusual roots. Thank you. First of all, I am a documentary filmmaker and journalist by trade, a storyteller by nature. Through my company, Living World Films, I mostly make films about the environment, nature, and wildlife. With myfirstcontact.net, I’m simply pointing my camera in a different direction, up at the skies, and documenting the riveting unfolding cosmic story I’m finding there. And in my view, what arrives in our skies also becomes a part of our “living world,” as seen from a greatly expanded perspective different to the norm.
I started myfirstcontact.net because I was invited to—by Ashtar, Commander of the Galactic Federation Fleet, which right now has millions of starships stationed in our skies, to assist us in any way that they can, as we attempt to restore the health of this planet.
How I found Ashtar is a bit humorous. In 2016, I began to experience the strongest urge to meditate, which I had never done, and with crystals! At the time, I knew no one who did this, but I did it anyway, and really enjoyed it. I believe it also started raising my vibrational frequency, and directly impacted my perceptions of light and energy. For instance, I started seeing long exquisite rays of light coming out of headlights and streetlamps, filtering through the leaves of trees, their long slender shafts banded with rainbow colors. I sometimes felt energy downloads into my crown chakra, into my heart chakra. So I began searching the internet in earnest for clues as to what this could possibly mean—and found Ashtar, who talked about light, energy, and raising our frequencies. I was able to have a channeled session with him through Susan Leland, of Ashtar On The Road. And the joy and relief of that call! I asked him if he thought I might have eye damage, and he said no, that I was experiencing a “transformational transmutation”—that my third eye, or “wisdom eye,” had opened, and was translating what it perceived into my physical body and eyes.
Just 6 weeks later, I saw my first ships. In great synchronicity, I had another session with Ashtar the next day. He was very excited when I told him, because it reflected evolutionary progress on my part. But he also saw this as a wonderful new opportunity to create a service project, offering people everywhere the chance to see the lightships through my films, to hang out with them, and in his words, to “create heart connections” with them. Because they are presented without fear, just with the excitement and delight that I feel when I see them, film them, engage with them.
It is for this reason, that Ashtar encouraged me to make personal-style films of my experiences, like short journal entries, because people can connect with these more strongly, through the heart. It was also his idea that we have a SUBMISSIONS page on the website, to create a global community of “skywatchers” who explore together and support each other. (Thank you Joanna, for being an early submitter of ship photos to this page!!!). Ashtar continues to partner with me in this project to this day, giving me feedback and support. For my part, this film-journal format allows me to explore all kinds of fascinating metaphysical ideas that the ships and light beings give rise to in me.
This is fascinating and heart-warming, thank you Melissa, and akin to my experiences, from taking up meditation and connecting with Ashtar, to initial sightings, changes in visible light and ‘creating heart connections’ with our galactic family. You obviously have a lot of lightships, higher dimensional beings and phenomena appearing around you, in an observable and recordable way. Can you talk about the way you experience these light beings and presences, and when you first became aware of them?
The first time I saw lightships was on March 17, 2017. I was having a terrible time falling asleep, so finally I just got up and wandered out to my living room. Out the window, I saw 2 huge glowing red spheres of light hanging high above San Francisco’s downtown. I had no idea what they were, so I grabbed my cell phone and took some photos and videos.
Early the next day, I checked my phone. Sure enough, there were big red UFOs in my skies! And outside my window now were what looked like little round orbs bobbing about, and I took videos of them too. Finally, the next night, I filmed what looked like 2 joined, red half spheres, with a complex patterning on their skin. Then, the UFO just rolled into the black sky and disappeared. These experiences officially launched my project, and became “FILM 1.”
It was so surprising! After a lifetime of seeing no UFOs, no orbs, no light beings, I was starting to see them often, and this has continued ever since. Do they actually wake me up somehow? Maybe! They are often outside my window when I wake up at night, so I am somehow becoming aware of their presence at a deep level. My experience of them is joyful, sometime hilarious. Sometimes I feel a blast of what can only be described as “love energy” in the area of my heart. And they definitely demonstrate that they want to interact, they want to connect. And so do I.
Yes, the beautiful ‘love energy’! One of the aspects I really love about your way of showing connection and communication with star family/galactic beings through your interaction with them is the development of a form of visual dialogue (beautifully portrayed in the sequence of three films posted below, where you’re asking questions to those within the ships and they respond visually). This is familiar to me, as I often find myself talking (internally or aloud) with our starry friends while looking up at the sky. What sparked this approach for you, and how have you seen and felt this developing so far?
Well, first of all, my film storytelling format already involves me talking as I record, describing what I’m seeing, feeling, experiencing. Actually starting to talk to the ships and light beings just grew out of that approach. And second, it almost felt rude, or too coldly observational to film them for long minutes and say nothing, to not be sociable! So I started talking to them, and then I had an early experience of saying to an orb above my hill: “You look like you just moved.” And then it just zoomed down toward me so quickly! And I thought: “This orb heard me!”
So I started to experiment with that, talking to whoever appeared in my skies, asking them to move in various ways, to confirm once again that they heard me. And they moved. And that led me inevitably to the idea of—telepathy.
This idea came to me strongly while filming a ship during a rainstorm. It was definitely interacting with me, broadcasting its light in answer to my questions. But there I was, inside my house behind a pane of glass, and there it was out there in the howling wind and the rain. It was not possible that it “heard” my physical voice. It was communicating with me telepathically. As one of my favorite Sherlock Holmes quotes says: “Once you’ve eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.”
I think this is a wonderful approach to all interactions with UFOs, light beings, and orbs.
‘So do we!’ (from Ashura, smiling). Much gratitude to you, Melissa and star family, for this sequence of three films, which eloquently show the presence of telepathic/telempathic awareness and communication, within a focus of gentle, loving connection and relationship across dimensions.
In a more recent film (posted below), a fantastic visible shift in light comes through, around the ship you’re focusing with, like waves of light washing through the air. This theme of light and energy changing, heightening, sometimes tangibly so, comes through many of your films. Could you share with us your sense of what is happening in these moments?
This is a really interesting evolution in this project for me. I have only begun to film all kinds of energy in the skies around me this year, in 2018. And the energy presentations are becoming more and more complex. I’ve filmed different colors and densities of light energy pouring down through the sky, intricate patterns and designs of energy that look like light “codes” of some kind. Why are they here? What is their function? I have come to see them as the energetic building blocks of all life on the planet, because of course all life is made of energy.
These tides of energy visibly wash through our skies in much greater abundance during the major cosmic gateways, of Solstice and Equinox for instance. Each of these gateways appears to have its own “energy palette”—colored light energies that are ascendant. We also know each of our chakras vibrates at a different frequency, and each frequency is associated with what we perceive as a different color of light. My questions are these, among others—does each gateway energy palette minister to particular chakras, more so than others? Do we pick and choose / attract the colored light energies to our own chakra systems, according to our personal needs at the time.
But most important it seems to me, is that these frequencies / energies are “released” to us all, it is available to us all to use in our lives. It is visible. It can be filmed and documented. It is love energy, in my view, according to how it feels to me physically, energetically. Right now, for instance, San Francisco has had the dubious distinction of having the worst air quality on the planet, because of the nearby fires. And think of all those people who lost their homes—their very lives!
And yet the energy still comes through, cuts through the smoke and the flames. So I see these washes of beautiful colored light energy as deep messages of love and comfort, of sustenance and support. The energy is there for us, as a gift. It penetrates our world and our skies, no matter where we live, no matter what’s happening around us. And we can avail ourselves of it.
This ‘curtain of light’ is such a clear presentation, as a wave of golden light, followed by or shifting into a wave of purple/rose light. It has a profoundly immersive quality, so peaceful yet full of vibrancy, glowing with life.
Do you have a particular vision or purpose, in offering these experiences of direct connection through your films, or do you feel it as an evolving inner journey, or both…or more?
Both—and more! This topic has been “fringe-ified” for decades if not longer, and many people continue to be “triggered” by it because of that. I believe this has been consciously engineered, by Hollywood films that mostly present terrifying narratives around “aliens,” and by government programs like Project Blue Book. This was a program of the U.S. Air Force in the 1940s through the 1960s that collected citizens’ UFO sightings, creating a “silo effect” by putting the sighting accounts in classified files and by interviewing these people’s friends, family, and employers about their characters. Were they unreliable, did they exaggerate, did they have local law enforcement files on them, were they loyal Americans? Who would ever report another sighting again, under such scary and risky circumstances? Who would ask anyone else if they had had similar experiences? So bringing this topic into the mainstream—removing the fear trigger of this experience, countering the contrived and controlled “alien invasion” narrative—is a major goal.
Creating the beginnings of a global “skywatcher” community feels lovely. In the process, we are building an open, free, global archive of what we see in our skies, teaching and sharing with each other what is real for us. It is the very opposite of Project Blue Book. And I especially love that in doing this, we are essentially creating a citizens’ disclosure movement. I believe many at the higher levels in our governments are also aware of the ships in our skies. But they don’t tell us. At least not yet. So we are doing “Full Disclosure” on our own, from the ground up. I love this grassroots approach!
And finally, the personal growth I’ve experienced doing this project can’t be quantified, and I want to keep evolving along this fascinating path. The changes and expansions in my perceptions of the metaphysical reality around me have completely opened my mind to new possibilities of life itself. And my profound gratitude to Ashtar, for asking me to do this project—it is beyond words.
Yes! There’s a ground-swell of joy and expansion in this ‘disclosure from the grassroots’, from the ground up, worldwide. Is there any advice you would like to give, from your loving relation-ship (‘they’ just came through with ‘ship of loving relations’), to anyone who wishes to connect with beings and light frequencies vibrating in/from higher dimensions?
Oh yes! I would say, open your heart to them, first of all. Call in the ships of “the light,” the “beings of the light,” meaning the evolved beings that want to help us. They want relationship, with people around the globe. I have seen this, filmed this. I have felt this.
Start by calling them in, maybe chat with them—get comfortable with the feel of that, so you don’t feel self-conscious about it. Use your cameras and cell phones to try to film them. And perhaps most of all, start trying to raise your vibration, your frequency—by meditating, dancing, singing, painting, laughing, creative writing, walking out among the trees and the animals—whatever raises your “spirits.” And then keep looking up at the skies, in conscious invitation. Enjoy!
Melissa, the energies are zinging! I notice your most recent film, Film 32, presents (and projects) some beautiful, detailed vibrational patterns as light waves wash through. This light really is a gift, as you say, of love energy ~ to the planet, humanity, and all life here.
May the joy and expansion continue to sing through you and touch many hearts, sister skywatcher across the globe! We love and thank you, and hold the focus with you of growing a global, flourishing, heart-centered community, sharing experiences and insights freely, expansive and kind, raising vibrations, and grounding connections with humanity’s vast loving family and friends of the stars,
** Since this interview, Melissa has passed away, but as of updating this post, her website is still online, with all her beautiful footage. Blessings, love & deepest thanks across the dimensions of light, lovely Star Sister, for your work and the light you anchored here while in earthly form. Our love is with you always. 💛🌟