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    Deze blog is opgedragen aan mijn overleden echtgenote Lucienne.

    In 2012 verloor ze haar moedige strijd tegen kanker!

    In 2011 startte ik deze blog, omdat ik niet mocht stoppen met mijn UFO-onderzoek.


    UFO's in België en de rest van de wereld
    In België heb je vooral BUFON of het Belgisch UFO-Netwerk, dat zich met UFO's bezighoudt. BEZOEK DUS ZEKER VOOR ALLE OBJECTIEVE INFORMATIE Verder heb je ook het Belgisch-Ufo-meldpunt en Caelestia, die prachtig, doch ZEER kritisch werk leveren, ja soms zelfs héél sceptisch... Voor Nederland kan je de mooie site bezoeken van Paul Harmans. Een mooie site met veel informatie en artikels. MUFON of het Mutual UFO Network Inc is een Amerikaanse UFO-vereniging met afdelingen in alle USA-staten en diverse landen. MUFON's mission is the analytical and scientific investigation of the UFO- Phenomenon for the benefit of humanity... Je kan ook hun site bekijken onder Ze geven een maandelijks tijdschrift uit, namelijk The MUFON UFO-Journal. Since 02/01/2013 is Pieter not only president (=voorzitter) of BUFON, but also National Director MUFON / Flanders and the Netherlands. We work together with the French MUFON Reseau MUFON/EUROP.
    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.This Charming And Competent Scientist[-Astronaut] Left The Carl Sagan Bandwagon! [John Alexander Won't Agree What He Said In This Video I Guess!]
    Brian O'Leary - Press Conference - Barcelona Exopolitics Summit 2009

    Former NASA astronaut Brian O'Leary (PhD) participated in the exopolitical press conference which was held in Sitges just outside Barcelona in 2009. He talked about the extraterrestrial presence and the need for applying exotic and sequestered energy systems in a responsible way in order to ameliorate the global environmental situation.

    31-07-2011 om 12:21 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen. In Memory of Brian O'Leary
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    In Memory of Brian O'Leary

    Brian O'Leary, founder of the New Energy Movement (which largely gave rise to our New Energy Congress), author, speaker, astronaut, and a leading voice in the new energy and planetary sustainability movements, passed away July 29 , 2011 at age 71 at his home in Vilcabamba, Ecuador as he rested in the arms of his beloved wife Meredith. He will be greatly missed.

    Eulogy by Joel Garbon

    Brian O'Leary, a leading voice in the new energy and planetary sustainability movements, has passed from among us. He will be greatly missed.

    On Friday July 29, 2011 our planet lost a high-profile visionary and champion advocate of a global new energy revolution. Scientist and author Dr. Brian O'Leary, for decades a leading and impassioned voice for the new energy and planetary sustainability movements, died peacefully at age 71 at his home in Vilcabamba, Ecuador as he rested in the arms of his beloved wife Meredith.

    Brian O'Leary was an energetic and colorful personality, and his life story displays a long list of notable achievements – Eagle Scout, Ivy League professor of astrophysics, Apollo-trained astronaut, energy policy consultant to Congress, advisor to presidential candidates, author of numerous books, gifted piano player, and a staple of the global lecture circuit on issues of peace, justice, and sustainability. But among all his many activities, O'Leary was most recognized and appreciated for his tireless and passionate appeal for a transformation in the way humanity generates energy – moving away from destructive, polluting fossil fuels and nuclear power and toward an embrace of revolutionary new energy technologies.

    Having visited the laboratories and workspaces of dozens of pioneering energy inventors world-wide, examining their research and witnessing their proof-of-concept experiments, O'Leary himself was transformed from a mainstream establishment academic scientist to an ardent and outspoken advocate of maverick scientists and frontier physics. He was a fearless critic of conventional energy policy and of the corrupting influence of "profit at all costs" on corporate and governmental behavior, which O'Leary felt were at the heart of the widespread devastation of our planet's ecosystems and the impoverishment of much of humanity itself.

    Brian O'Leary was a complex man. And he was my dear friend and a valued mentor. I was privileged to have a close and intimate friendship with him that allowed me to view his feelings in a most personal way. Brian was social and gregarious, but at times sullen and brooding. He needed to both carry his urgent message out to the world and to retreat from that very same world. He was full of concern for the plight of our despoiled environment and compassion for those peoples most damaged from the effects. He was very vulnerable to heartbreak and grief at news of the latest environmental debacle – whether it be an oil spill, a coal mine disaster, the plundering of Amazonian rain forests by oil and mining interests, rapid depletion of marine fish stocks, the Fukushima nuclear nightmare, among others – each bit of despairing news about the planet's state of health appeared to cause Brian a great deal of psychic, and even physical, pain.

    His love for the Earth and desire for peace and justice motivated his vigorous activism. But his personal energy was often depleted by the specter of a world with time running out, and further drained by his indignation at those corrupt influences he felt were most responsible for the dysfunctional state of world affairs. At these times it was typical for Brian to cloister himself away while he recovered his energy and processed his feelings of grief and outrage. Often a new essay would spring out of his despondency.

    I am very grateful to this man. In 2002, it was Brian who invited me to join him in crafting a new grassroots movement that would focus on educating the mainstream public about radical new energy solutions and the urgency required to embrace them. That collaboration with Brian and some close colleagues resulted in what is now known as New Energy Movement, an educational nonprofit which I have served ever since. And while the work of NEM has been personally fulfilling and hopefully of some significant impact on the awakening of our planet's citizens to new solutions, my gratitude to my mentor goes far beyond the work itself. For it was Brian who introduced me to several who have become dear friends of mine, and many other friendships have sprung directly from the work of NEM. It is these relationships that have so enriched my life and that I prize so much, because they are real and enduring in the face of a world that is changing rapidly and whose outcome is beyond our ability to predict.

    It is more than a bit ironic that Brian's earthly torch was extinguished at a time so close to the anticipated commercial release of the Rossi cold fusion technology, since Brian was such a vocal advocate for that class of breakthrough energy inventions. Perhaps the time for advocacy and education is waning, to be soon superseded by the launch of multiple robust over-unity energy technologies into the public domain. If true, this would surely bring that warm and delighted smile back to Brian's face. In any case, I'm sure he will continue to inspire those left behind to continue our work on behalf of a planet in peril.

    Our world has lost a man of peace, a leader, a champion, a friend of the Earth. It was a sign of this man's depth of feeling, his expressive heart, that he could sign his messages to his male friends "Love, Brian." I always appreciated that.

    Peace to you, Brian. We'll miss you. And I love you too, my Brother and my Friend.

    Read some of Brian O'Leary's essays and listen to interviews at

    Eulogy by Sterling Allan

    Thanks to Brian O'Leary, I met Joel Garbon and the New Energy Movement, which was a huge inspiration and support in giving rise to the New Energy Congress. I think it's fitting that he should pass away during this time that is the TeslaTech conference and the Bedini conference, so we can pay special tribute to him.

    I was finally able to meet Brian a couple of months ago when he and a few of his associates flew me down to a meeting in Costa Rica. He's a wonderful person who has done so much to bless this planet and push it in a better direction.

    About three years ago, my wife and I were considering moving down to Vilcabamba to be part of the intentional community project of which Brian was a part. Instead, we've ended up participating in one here in Utah. (

    I was very satisfied today in preparing a brief eulogy for Brian here at the TeslaTech conference in Albuquerque, to see that on his list of Interesting Sites, our Pure Energy Systems was listed prominently.

    The ripples emanating from Brian go deep and wide.

    Eulogy by Fred Burks

    Dear In the Know friends,

    I don't know how many of you know of the great man Brian O'Leary. He died two days ago of cancer at age 70, after having been diagnosed only six days earlier. He was a top proponent of the new energy movement and one of the calmest, warmest, most grounded voices for transformation around. You can see his website at and bio at We will miss him dearly, yet we can also now call on his great spirit to provide guidance in these wild and transformational times.

    And for some inspiration, I'll mention that every other month I have been doing one or two days of silence and fasting for many years. I find these days to be most rich and inspiring in helping me to keep focused on what I want to be doing in my life, and in exploring how I can live with ever greater love and integrity. I thought I would share with you here some rich realizations from a day of silence I enjoyed just last month.

    "I am both creating and being created in every moment. Clear intentions empower me to be an active, potent creator. Willingness to surrender to what's best for all - never knowing what that is - allows me to accept and appreciate all that is created in my life. How I interpret what happens makes all the difference in my experience of life.

    "By accepting all in my life exactly as it is, I leave my victim ways behind to step fully into my co-creative role with the universe. As I acknowledge and work with the shadow sides of both myself and the world around me, I invite ever greater transformation to unfold through integrating the light and the shadows. By continuously choosing love, support, and meaningful connection with myself and all around me, I play an active role in creating a slice of the paradise we are all ever more consciously manifesting."

    Thanks for sharing in the inspiration, and for playing your part in the global transformation which is rapidly unfolding all around us. Take care, and have a most beautiful and meaningful month of August ahead.

    With sacred love and warmest wishes,

    Explore the mind and heart expanding websites managed by the nonprofit PEERS network: - PEERS websites: Spreading inspiration, education, & empowerment - Every person in the world has a heart - Dynamic online courses powerfully expand your horizons - Reliable, verifiable information on major cover-ups - Strengthening the Web of Love that interconnects us all

    Other Eulogies

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    What You Can Do

    1. Pass this on to your friends and favorite news sources.
    2. Follow Brian's example and make a huge impact on the planet for good, especially pertaining to clean energy technology

    31-07-2011 om 12:20 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.BEKENDSTE UFO BLIJKT STUKJE PIEPSCHUIM…


    1.    VOORWOORD.

    De wereldberoemde foto van de Belgische Driehoek boven Petit-Rechain blijkt een vervalsing te zijn. Op 28 juli 2011 blokletterde Het Belang van Limburg deze titel boven hun artikel. Blijkbaar had de fotograaf Patrick samen met vrienden deze foto getrukeerd. Na 21 jaar heeft op RTL TV1 deze hoax bekend gemaakt. De foto is een eigen leven gaan leiden… Ze hebben met een stukje piepschuim, een penseel en wat lampjes, opgehangen aan een keukentrap met een koord. Volgens hem liepen rond deze vorm allemaal draden, die niemand opgemerkt heeft. De bekendste foto zou dus het resultaat zijn van een flauwe studentengrap!

    Feit is dat deze foto de ganse wereld rondging en voor sommige ufologen het ultieme bewijs was voor buitenaards bezoek aan onze aarde. De foto kreeg zo een grote weerklank in de media, dat de fotograaf 21 jaar geleden moeilijk kon terugkrabbelen en de joke vertellen… Nu na 21 jaar achtte hij de tijd rijp voor zijn bekentenis op Tv.

    In het Ufo-boek “The Ufo-report 1991” van de Brit Timothy GOOD, wijdde ik een hoofdstuk aan de Belgische driehoek ende andere evenementen. Ik berichtte toen al dat ik ervan overtuigd was dat deze UFO geen buitenaards ruimteschip was, maar eerder een prototype van een hoogtechnologisch, militair toestel, zoals de F117A-Stealth… Dat werd me niet door iedereen in dank afgenomen en mijn hypothese werd zeker niet aanvaard. Je moet eveneens weten  dat de sceptische ufo-onderzoeker Wim van Utrecht van Caelestia, enkele weken na het verschijnen van de bewuste foto zelf met een nagemaakte foto van de Belgische Driehoek naar buiten kwam. Persoonlijk vond ik zijn reproductie bijzonder geslaagd en ook toen al was ik genoegd om Wim gelijk te geven… De gelijkenis was zo frappant en ik vond dat Wim best in zijn opzet geslaagd was om aan te tonen hoe eenvoudig het was om met eenvoudige middelen dergelijke foto te maken. Zeker moet ik je niet vertellen dat Wim bijna met alle zonden van Israël overladen werd omdat hij die foto in vraag durfde te stellen! De tijd geeft nu Wim blijkbaar gelijk, dat je met eenvoudige middelen veel kan bereiken…

    De sceptici gaan deze hoax weer aangrijpen om te beweren dat alle ufo’s nep en verklaarbaar zijn; de believers gaan misschien de verklaring van de fotograaf in twijfel trekken. Volgens mijn persoonlijke mening valt of staat de Ufologie, noch de Belgische Ufomeldingen niet met de echtheid van deze foto. Gewoon omdat de fotograaf de foto produceerde op basis van de getuigenissen van vroegere en geloofwaardige getuigen, zoals de twee rijkswachters in Eupen. De basis van de waarnemingen en de verschillende radaropnames wijzen wel degelijk op een echt vreemd object dat in onze contreien rondvloog…



    a.     De geloofwaardigheid van de eerste getuigenissen.

    De verklaringen van de twee rijkswachters over de waarneming van een driehoekvormig object boven Eupen kan je moeilijk in twijfel trekken. Na de massale aandacht van de media voor dit voorval, volgden er nog honderden meldingen. De Waalse Ufo-groep SOBEPS verzamelde en onderzocht de vele getuigenissen en dat resulteerde in twee lijvige rapporten in boekvorm.


    b.     De metingen van de luchtmacht.

    Bepaalde Ufowaarnemingen werden door de grondradars en zelfs door de radar van de F16’s, die de luchtmacht ter controle de lucht in zond om de “ufo” op te sporen, geregistreerd. De versnellingen, die het bewuste toestel wist te genereren, het stilhangen, kon volgens de luchtmacht geen enkel bekend aards toestel aan. En als je de verklaringen van ex-kolonel De Brouwer blijft volgen, dan zegt hij nog steeds dat de luchtmacht nog altijd niet weet wat er in het Belgisch luchtruim rondtoerde…


    c.     Valse foto’s kunnen inderdaad een probleem opleveren.

    Vooraleer Wim van Utrecht zijn “nepfoto” aanmaakte van Belgische Driehoek, waren er ook al andere onderzoekers, die hun twijfels hadden over de echtheid van deze bewuste foto. De duidelijkheid van deze opname was te mooi om waar te zijn en je kon je ook afvragen waarom er maar één opname van bestond. Nu begrijp je dat alvast beter in de wetenschap dat op de andere foto’s de draden misschien zichtbaarder waren.

    Verder als je sommige getuigenverhalen leest, is er sprake van een grote, zwarte driehoek, die boven hun hoofden hing, groter dan een voetbalveld. Dat bleek niet uit de foto. Ondanks alles blijft het een vaststaand feit dat de maker van de foto zich gebaseerd heeft op beschrijvingen van voorgaande getuigen. E zijn altijd personen, die zich graag in de kijker werken en die vervalsing, trucage of zelfs fraude niet schuwen…

    Persoonlijk vond / vind ik een knap staaltje werk van de scepticus Wim van Utrecht dat hij 21 jaar geleden al zo snel wist aan te tonen dat je met eenvoudige middelen (bijna identiek met de originele fotograaf) een vergelijkbare en bijna identieke reproductie van de bewuste foto kon maken. De “experten”, die beide foto’s analyseerden, en die toen opmerkelijke verschillen quasi intensiteit, helderheid, lichtsterkte ontdekten, gaan misschien nu minder hoog van de toren blazen. Ik ben geen expert in fotoanalyse maar is het niet normaal dat er tussen twee verschillende opnames met verschillende camera’s opvallende verschillen voorkomen? Ik denk dat zij / we in onze naïveteit ons onvoldoende kritisch en achterdochtig opstelde tegenover deze getuigen en fotograaf. Misschien waren er wel onderzoekers die onbewust deze getuigen wel wilde geloven. Wat sommige “ fotografische experts” ook mogen beweren over de echtheid van sommige ufo-foto’s, soms zegeviert gezond boerenverstand over de expertise...


    d.     De driehoekvorm werd / wordt ook nog boven andere landen waargenomen.

    Er werden / worden niet alleen driehoekvormige ufo’s boven België waargenomen, maar ook in diverse andere landen en continenten. Als je de Filer’s Files er op naleest, dan duikt deze ufo-vorm frequent op. Voor mij is dat een bewijs dat het primo om een artificieel object gaat, secundo niet perse van buitenaardse origine, maar dat het tertio eerder past in het kader van vluchten met een prototype van een geheim spitstechnologisch, militair toestel.

    Als je er de diverse verklaringen over de Belgische meldingen op naleest, en de verklaringen, die de onderzoekers er durven aan te geven, gaande van een luchtballon, een ULM, een helikopter, dan mag ik ook wel blijven nadenken over mijn hypothese, niet? Nu als je de opgemerkte en vastgestelde karakteristieken van dit object, geregistreerd door de radars van de luchtmacht, dan blijft het zoeken naar een voor iedereen aanvaardbare oplossing. Noch de luchtmacht, noch de sceptici, noch de believers, noch de objectieve, kritische onderzoekers hebben tot heden een door iedereen aanvaardbare verklaring kunnen aanbieden voor de Belgische ufomeldingen.


    e.     Aantal meldingen.

    Als je weet dat na de eerste melding van de driehoek boven Eupen door de twee rijkswachters en de massale media-aandacht SOBEPS  en diverse andere ufo-groepen honderden meldingen ontvingen, dan is het realistisch om te denken dat er iets onbekends in ons luchtruim rondvloog. En ja, een deel van deze meldingen waren misinterpretaties, optische illusies, ed., maar de close encounter-verhalen kan je niet zo snel negeren. Het was dus zeker niet allemaal verbeelding, of fantasie, of hoaxen van aandachtzoekers.

    Nu de publicatie van de “valse” foto kan wel meegeholpen hebben om de hype, die ontstond bij de Belgische meldingen nog meer kracht te geven. Misschien is dat het positieve dat je kan afleiden van deze vervalsing, de algemene bekendheid van de Belgische waarnemingen, werden er zeker mee in de hand gewerkt.

    Verder is het zo dat deze trucage- of vervalsingfoto, gemaakt op basis van de beschrijvingen van diverse getuigen, ons een concreet, visueel beeld geeft van wat  de personen waarnamen.


    f.      Wat / wie is expert in Ufologie en in fotoanalyse?

    De vervalsing van deze foto door een “amateur” en zijn getuigenis bewijst eens te meer dat het ook voor experts  zeer moeilijk is om foto’s of ander beeldmateriaal van vreemde verschijnselen grondig te analyseren en voor echt te verklaren. Hun expertise valt of staat deels met de betrouwbaarheid en de geloofwaardigheid van de getuigen / de waarnemer. Om het met de woorden van de fotograaf Patrick te zeggen –“ Ik wil duidelijk maken dat je iedereen kan bedotten. Je kan veel bereiken met weinig. Het was mooi, maar ik wil mij ook verontschuldigen aan iedereen die ik gefopt  heb”.

    Met foto-shop en andere programma’s kan je de dag van vandaag al heel wat manipuleren, trukeren met opmerkelijke en buitengewone beelden tot gevolg. Het is aangewezen om ons ingeval van beeldmateriaal over Ufo’s of andere esoterische fenomenen kritisch en objectief te blijven opstellen, met zelfs een vleugje achterdocht, tot je 100% zekerheid kan inbouwen over het bewijs en de getuigen! Kan je dit niet dan mag je het beeldmateriaal nooit als afdoend bewijs aanvaarden, wat sommige “fotografische “experts ook mogen beweren. Het is zelfs zo dat dit geval en de sceptische visie ons leert dat een gezonde dosis wantrouwen in verband met ufo’s geen slechte zaak is. Hoe graag we de getuigenissen van de waarnemers ook willen voor volle waarheid aanvaarden, altijd blijft de mogelijkheid bestaan dat één van hen een vervalser, een aandachtzoeker of zelfs een fraudeur is. Dit zijn misschien harde woorden, maar ik denk dat veel sceptische ponderzoekers zo geworden zijn omdat ze in hun vroeger leven in hun naïviteit te getuigen te veel vertrouwden.0 Het gevolg was dat ze regelmatig met de kop tegen de muur van leugens en hoaxen botsten en hun geloof in de betrouwbaarheid van de getuigen ernstig ging wankelen.


    3.   BESLUIT.

    De bewuste foto van de Belgische driehoek blijkt nu duidelijk een vervalsing te zijn. Het is een mooie reproductie van een waargenomen object, zoals het door diverse getuigen beschreven werd. Pluspunt is dat het ons een concreet, visueel beeld biedt van wat de getuigen in ons Belgisch luchtruim zagen rondvliegen.


    De bekentenis van deze fotograaf na 21 jaar doet geen afbreuk aan de ufologie, noch aan de ufo-flap van de jaren 89/90 en de honderden meldingen. Het blijft nog steeds een raadsel van wat er toen in ons luchtruim rondvloog. Misschien krijgt mijn vroegere hypothese dat het om een geheim, spitstechnologisch, militair toestel ging, zoals de F117A nu terug meer kans. Niettemin was het een echt, fysisch, artificieel object dat ons luchtruim teisterde!


    Wat de sceptici ook mogen beweren, noch de ufologie, noch de Belgische meldingen vallen of staan met die bewuste foto. De scepticus Wim van Utrecht bewees reeds 21 jaar geleden hoe snel dergelijke foto kon gefabriceerd worden met zeer eenvoudige middelen. Hij leert ons wel dat we altijd op onze hoede dienen te zijn voor te mooi beeldmateriaal en in sommigen gevallen kan het zelfs nuttig zijn om bepaalde getuigen te wantrouwen en de nodige achterdocht te bewaren. Dit klinkt misschien in tegenspraak wat ik vroeger schreef over getuigen en het vertrouwen dat ze verdienen, maar laat vooral je gezond verstand en je mensenkennis spreken in dergelijke gevallen.

    Voor mij blijven de meldingen van de Belgische driehoek een indrukwekkende gebeurtenis in de wereld van de ufologie, die je niet vaak meemaakt. De oplossing voor dit evenement is nog steeds een raadsel, zelfs voor de Belgische luchtmacht. Persoonlijk vind ik mijn hypothese over een prototype nog steeds even afdoend en mogelijk als al de andere theorieën. Misschien waren de vluchten boven België en West-Europa een laatste test voor dit toestel voor het operationeel ingezet zou worden in Panama en Koeweit? Vloog het object niet toevallig in de internationale luchtcorridor, waardoor het alle West-Europese radars testen op zichtbaarheid?  Die internationale vluchtroute, toeval of niet? Raar, toch..

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    Foto ufo Petit-Rechain is vervalsing

    ·         dinsdag 26 juli 2011, 19u32

    ·         Bron: belga Nieuwsblad

    ·         Auteur:kld

    ·       ALLES OVER

    De wereldberoemde foto van de driehoekige ufo met verlichte hoeken, die op 4 april 1990 in de Luikse gemeente Petit-Rechain (Verviers) genomen werd door een 20-jarige arbeider, is een vervalsing. Het gefotografeerde voorwerp was in werkelijkheid niet meer dan een maquette in piepschuim, zo heeft de fotograaf toegegeven aan de Franstalige televisiezender RTL-TVI.

    Eind 1989 en in 1990 werden een hele reeks meldingen gedaan van vreemde voorwerpen in het Belgische luchtruim. Het was ook in die periode dat de beruchte foto van de ufo werd verspreid.

    Verschillende onderzoekers en specialisten, onder meer van de Amerikaanse ruimtevaartorganisatie NASA, hebben de foto bestudeerd in een poging om het raadsel op te lossen. Maar niemand van hen slaagde erin het bedrog aan het licht te brengen.

    Nu geeft de fotograaf uiteindelijk toch toe dat het gaat om een vervalsing. 'We hadden nooit gedacht dat de foto de fabriek zou verlaten waar we werkten. Het beeld ging echter een eigen leven leiden en toen hebben we het maar zo gelaten.'

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Cryptomundo » Hilary Evans Dies
    Wij kennen Hilary Evans als een gedreven, kritische en objectieve onderzoeker. Ik heb ooit de gelegenheid gehad om hem in de jaren 80 in levende lijve te ontmoeten op een Ufo-Symposium in Hasselt. Hij gaf een mooie voordracht en ik herinner mij nog héél goed dat hij van het Belgisch Bier hield.Ik heb nog jarenlang contact met hem onderhouden en het is spijtig dat er weer een goede onderzoeker weg is...

    Hilary Evans Dies

    Hilary Evans, who was born in 1929, passed away this morning, July 27, 2011. He was an intellectual British pictorial archivist, author, and researcher into cryptozoological, Fortean, ufological and other undiscovered phenomena.

    Hilary and Mary Evans began their archives modestly and it grew to be world-famous.

    Evans was born in Shrewsbury, United Kingdom. In 1964 he and his wife Mary Evans founded the Mary Evans Picture Library, an archive of historical illustrations. In 1981 he co-founded the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena.

    Evans was an exponent of the Psychosocial Hypothesis of UFOs as culturally shaped visionary experiences.

    From 2003: Hilary Evans is seen bidding a farewell to some of his books and magazines before going to Sweden and preservation with AFU. Photo by Clas Svahn.

    BAPLA took the opportunity of their 2007 Picture Buyers’ Fair to give a very special award to a very special lady. Mary Evans, co-founder (with husband Hilary) of The Mary Evans Picture Library, was awarded the BAPLA Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her outstanding achievement and her lifelong contribution to our industry. A founder member of BAPLA in 1975, Mary tirelessly worked for the good of the industry, picture researchers, and the preservation of cultural heritage for more than fifty years. From left: Linda Royles, CEO BAPLA, Catherine Draycott, Chairman BAPLA, Mary Evans, Hilary Evans, Valentine Ward-Evans. Photo credit: Paul Brown

    Mary Evans sadly passed away in 2010. (See more here.)

    The Evanses and their great contributions to Forteana will be sorely missed.

    With the passing of William Corliss earlier in July 2011, the deaths of two great archivists have been sadly and widely felt throughout the field of Fortean studies.


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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Filer's Files #31 2011 - Alien Tissue and Fluid Sample Analysis

    Filer's Files # 31 - 2011

    George A. Filer

    MUFON Eastern Region Director

    July 27, 2011

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    In Special Reports, this week's files cover: Mars Structures, Mars Rover "Curiosity," Is Heading for Curious Site, Astronaut Onizuka Recalls UFO Encounter, Mystery of 200 feet Crop Circle within Yards of Stonehenge, Declassified videos of OVNIs (UFOs) in Chile, Preliminary report on Alien Tissue and Fluid samples, and Egyptian Writing Similar to Roswell Craft.

    Unidentified Aerial Phenomena sightings were reported over California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington. Sightings of UFOs were also reported in Australia, Canada, India, Taiwan, Singapore, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.

    The purpose of these files is to report the UFO eyewitness and photo/video evidence that occurs on a daily basis around the world and in space. These Files assume that extraterrestrial intelligent life not only exists, but my hypothesis is that the over a thousand UFOs reported each month represent technologically advanced spacecraft conducting surveillance of Earth. I personally became interested in UFOs when London Control ordered me to intercept one over England while flying for the US Air Force. Under Project Blue Book, the US Air Force investigated UFOs for more than twenty years; and we continue this research. I believe the God of the universe has spread life throughout the cosmos and UFO's are visiting us in ever-increasing numbers.

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    Special Reports

    Preliminary report on Alien Tissue and Fluid samples

    Robert M. Collins writes, "Samples were shipped from a ranch in Phoenix Arizona where bizarre incidences had taken place over many years culminating in a number of entities getting wounded or killed in the ranch house. "

    The witness wiped up the blood/fluid and tissue of the Gray I nearly split in two parts with an exceptionally well sharpened Samurai sword after hand to hand combat with these little parasites. We have plenty of evidence to prove it, gathered over many years." These samples were analyzed by a Dr Levengood and Amanda N. Nimke in 2009.

    Blood found? Dr Levengood: "It's pure hemoglobin like that found at the Cattle Mutilation sites with what appears to be segment rods in the blood, never seen anything like it.

    Skin looks like segmented grass except it's not grass Levengood said, see attachment 2.

    Numerous samples have been collected under correct forensic technique by several skilled investigators and were sent to independent labs of high regard. All came back with the same result that the proteins in the samples could not be identified as anything they had seen before either plant, or animal, or human. One lab did add that the samples sent to them did match the samples they had tested over the last 30 years of fluid specimens they had tested from various cattle mutilations across the South West US. They believed that there was a 100% compatibility that the two were from the same creature(s). Finally a smoking Gun that absolutely links cattle mutilations to alien life forms.

    The important significance of these fluid matches is that according to Dr. Levengood, the fact that they matched so well was proof that they were both extraterrestrial as the samples match nothing from the animal or plant kingdoms on Earth. However, as said above, the samples match the samples from mutilated cattle sites, and that would in Dr. Levengood's words show a correlation between aliens and cattle mutilations.

    "You have the smoking gun," "this is proof of alien life visiting Earth and links the phenomenon together positively!" These were Dr. Levengood's words!

    "Robert Bigelow and his agency spent close to a month studying the ranch and the events here and my wife and I underwent extensive interviewing, videotaping, and analysis by ex FBI and CIA investigators. Everyone involved has had a consensus that the events here are real, accurate in nature, and have not been publicly released due to my desire to avoid a deluge of publicity which will neither further the investigation nor heighten the hard science approach to an unexplained phenomena that deserves the respect of remaining a discussion between professionals.

    Dr. Levengood, said, "I'm very excited about the samples which contain tiny segmented fibers that are not cloth.

    Levengood explained, "Blood as we know it does not contain segmented fibers; normal antibodies that are positive or negative determine the type of blood which is something totally different and this made the sample highly unusual. It is very peculiar because the cell parts look like joint grass, but are not grass."

    He has sent the photomicrographs, which are photographs taken through a microscope. Thanks to Robert M. Collins, Editor

    Mars Structures

    Mars Global Surveyor image M08-05725 67.67S 12.34W

    Scaled pixel width: 2.77 meters
    Thanks to Norman Breyden

    Hillside Compound on Google Mars at 4 20 S 63 23 W

    Thanks to Richard Buchli

    Mars Rover "Curiosity," Is Heading for Curious Site

    Mars rover Curiosity is expected to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on November 25, 2011, and will land on Mars in August 2012. Gale crater has been chosen for the landing site since there are no visible ruins or indications of life in the area. NASA is introducing a new Mars probe called Curiosity that is a $2.5 billion, nuclear-powered machine that is the size of a Mini Cooper, and contains a laser that can vaporize rocks at seven meters, a percussive drill, a large robot arm and a weather station. In addition, it has 4.8kg of plutonium-238. Curiosity's main mission on Mars is to find organic compounds as a "telltale sign" that life have existed on Mars. Scientist's must pick a landing area that will most likely contain such evidence. Gale Crater features a mound of debris that is 3 miles above the crater floor, and contains layered deposits of sulfates and clays. Editor's Note: I suggest they land at Cydonia, Elysium, or Hale Crater where pyramids, faces, tubes and cities once existed.

    Astronaut Onizuka Recalls UFO Encounter

    Prior to the fateful launch of the space shuttle Challenger on January 28, 1986, I had the honor and pleasure of sharing conversations with several members of that crew. During one of many pre-mission preps for the Challenger mission, I came upon Lt. Col. Ellison Onizuka in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at launch complex 39. I had an assignment to assess some problems at the Launch Control Center (LCC) and needed to access the main drawing files.

    Onizuka asked me if my surname had any connection with McClellan Air Force Base in California? I said not as far as I was aware. I asked him why?

    Ellison said he had a surprising experience along with other USAF aerospace flight engineers and pilots while on military training duty at McClellan AFB, about eight or nine years prior to his astronaut training.

    He and this group were at this base for specialized training when they were directed to report to a viewing room. As they were seated, the room darkened and a movie began without the usual official introduction by a USAF officer.

    They were all startled when a view of a facility similar to a medical examination room appeared on the screen and small bodies were observed lying on slabs. He heard several excited comments by the other officers seated near him. The small, strange looking creatures were humanoid in shape, and appeared similar to those described by alleged witnesses at the well-known Roswell site in the Southwest USA in 1947.

    They all had large heads, large eyes, slight torsos, arms, and legs. They did not appear to be of earthly origin.

    Ellison then said, "Clark, my God, these highly trained officers and I were shocked by what we saw. We were not made privy to what we would see until it happened. We were all caught off guard. Perhaps it was a test of our psyche to determine our overall reaction. Well, we were all caught by surprise."

    Needless to say, I was also caught off guard hearing this revelation from a highly intelligent USAF officer and NASA astronaut. One who flew his initial space mission 51-C in the space shuttle Discovery a highly classified U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) mission under top secret conditions. It made me wonder what else Ellison knew, or perhaps had seen, during his first shuttle mission and USAF career.

    I said "that's amazing, Ellison! Were all of you given any opportunity to question what you saw?" He said, "No! We were then asked to exit the room and continued our scheduled technical activities as if nothing special had occurred. In my opinion, I have considered the possibility that the group was evaluated for individual reactions to what they saw. Perhaps it was a planned USAF psychological test for military reasons. Who knows, NASA may have evaluated it in my selection as an astronaut in 1978. You know, what would my reaction be if I actually saw an alien being"?

    We arrived at our separate building destinations and briefly discussed his approaching second space mission in Challenger 51-L. He said he was anticipating a successful flight with Judy Resnik, Christa McAuliffe, and crew. I asked if we could discuss this topic again; and he agreed.

    Unknown to us both, this would be the last time we would speak. He, Judy, Christa and the other crew members would be making their final mission on January 28, 1986.

    I was at the Kennedy Space Center and watched in disbelief as they and space shuttle Challenger fell into the Atlantic Ocean.

    Upon leaving KSC for the night after being on duty for about 15 hours, I was driving home to my Port St. John Apartment when the disaster finally caught up with my emotions. I pulled to the side of the main NASA causeway crossing the Indian River and sobbed my eyes out for about ten minutes. God, how horrible it was, and still is to this day, in my memory.

    God bless you Judy Resnik, Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Dick Scobee, Michael Smith, Gregory Jarvis and Ronald McNair. Thank you God for the honor of knowing all of them. Thanks to Clark C. McClelland, former ScO, Space Shuttle Fleet, Kennedy Space Center, Florida (1958-1992) Special thanks to Billy Booth and WWW.UFOCASEBOOK.COM

    Mystery of 200 feet Crop Circle within Yards of Stonehenge

    StonehengeCropCircleLong.jpg Daily Mail Reports "Who built Stonehenge has long been the subject of debate among scholars. But now the ancient site has offered up another conundrum - in the form of a giant crop circle. This impressive 200 feet design appeared within sight of the ancient monument Stonehenge yesterday in a field of wheat.

    Some believe they are manmade, and there are a number who are convinced they are the work of extra-terrestrials. The ancient site is widely considered the most important prehistoric monument in Britain and is proving to be a hot spot for the phenomena this season. Online enthusiast Eliakis Joseph-Sophia attempted to offer some explanation, believing that the 'three half moons in the crop and that could indicate plans due to budgets in the third quarter. 'The crop is the other side of the road from Stonehenge. So clearly, the people involved in this crop cannot reach the sacred stones.' Read more:

    Alien Contact in Vietnam

    Today's post is written by, a processing archivist at Archives II. Joe Gillette writes, " During the Vietnam War, American army commands maintained daily journals documenting assorted events. Many contain descriptions of combat against the enemy but there are entries that more closely resemble an episode of the X-Files than a war movie. One such entry appears in the January 6, 1969 daily journal of the 23rd Infantry Division's Chu Lai Defense Command . The command's mission was to coordinate ground defense of the Chu Lai Defense Sector on the Vietnamese coast about 40 miles southeast of Da Nang. Base defenses included a system of numbered observation towers ringing the base. Towers routinely reported anything unusual or potentially threatening to the base. At 0152 hours (1:52 AM), the day's journal records state:

    Tower 72 reports an object flying into their area about 700 meters in front [sic] of them, AZ 310. Object came in slow over the ASP & landed. When object moves it has a glowing light. It is about 15 -- 20 ft across. It is shaped like a big egg. Control tower reports their radar did not pick anything up. Object also does not seem to have any sound to it when it moves.

    The journals for the next two days, January 7 and 8 are missing. There isn't any egg shaped equipment or ammunition. Two or more soldiers typically manned these towers so the report was likely a real situation. Posted by rwaldman on June 6, 2011, under Archives II, Military Records.Thanks to Open Minds.TV,

    Declassified videos of OVNIs (UFOs) in Chile

    Luis Jaspe writes, "Yet again we come across the subject of UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects) and cannot find an explanation for the majority of the cases that suggest the existence "day after day" of something beyond.

    We cannot grasp how some authorities endeavor to conceal the subject when increasingly greater numbers of people are interested in really knowing what is going on. Fortunately, there are people who have indeed involved themselves in UFO research, such as Chilean Captain Rodrigo Bravo, and who has said on more than one occasion that, "We are facing a real problem, even though the majority may not believe in subjects of this nature. "UFOs Represent "A Real and Serious Threat published Captain Rodrigo Bravo's thoughts in this regard: "We can no longer deny or ignore the UFO situation. They represent a real and serious threat. Today we are faced by a complex phenomenon whose characteristics cannot be explained within normal terrestrial circumstances.

    All of this after reporting and advising about series of recordings in which various Chilean pilots have stated having contact with one or more UFOs.

    The Comit de Estudios de Fenmenos Areos Anmalos (CEFAA) has these recordings, and they are still under review.

    Thanks to
    (Translation (c) 2011, S. Corrales, IHU.

    Egyptian Writing Similar to Roswell Craft

    Ronald Regehr writes "Does anyone but me see the resemblance between the recently found glyphs in the pyramid at Giza and the images Jesse Marcel, Jr. recalls from the "I beam" he handled from the Roswell debris? Could this be a clue as to why the secrecy and intrigue? Thanks to Ronald Regehr

    Sightings in the United States

    California Disc

    GARDEN GROVE -- I was taking pictures in my back yard of the Sun on July 18, 2011, at 5:30 PM, and noticed a small object flying around erratically, very unlike an airplane. It moved very quickly, darting about this way and that in the vicinity of the sun. I shot several pictures and I can see a very distinctive saucer shape and metallic craft moving very erratic and at very high rate of speed. The craft was rotating counter-clockwise. My camera is an Olympus FE 14 mega-pixel shot at 8 mega pixels. I was quite excited, and lost sight of the object after two minutes when it zipped away. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Yucca Valley -- I spotted unusual circular lights hovering over the city for ten minutes on July 21, 2011, starting at 10:33 PM. The glowing orbs were slightly moving to align with each other at the same altitude in a dark desert sky. The glowing oval lights finally lined up, as the remaining circle glowed brightly and disappeared. The witness is not a UFO enthusiast, but her calls to local authorities and military officials were not returned.

    Note: The above is an edited photo. The original photo has been requested. Thanks to William Puckett Director UFOs Northwest

    Connecticut Glowing Circle

    Cheshire -- Out for a walk through our suburban neighborhood with five friends on July 23, 2011, when one pointed to the sky at an orange glowing circle. It was brighter than any star and not blinking, but the same size of the planes. It seemed to hover oddly then fly off across the sky. We followed it past some tree lines and it either vanished or got too far away. Many of the witnesses initially thought it was a crashing plane on fire. It was possibly a meteor but moved too slow and lingered in the sky. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Delaware Flying Triangles

    NEWARK -- My boyfriend and I were sitting on our back deck watching the fireworks on July 4, 2011, around 10:15 PM, and looked up to see two triangular orange lights. My boyfriend said, "They're flying in an exact formation without sound, nor blinking lights. He went inside and I was sitting there watching when one flew over. Five minutes later two more also were heading north, showing red or small orange triangular lights. They flew over the house and then seemed to disappear: The above image is a rendering. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Florida Circle


    Orlando -- The house shook but there was noise so I looked outside and didn't see anything except the automatic lights were on by garage. I went back to bed and this morning on July 22, 2011, I saw this visible circle in the grass outside my living room window that is pretty strange. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Kissimmee -I was driving down Marigold Avenue going home in the rain on July 23, 2011, and saw smoke coming from the trees. My fianc called to say, "Our backyard tree was hit by lightning, I continued to look at what I thought was fire, and noticed six bright orange lights, I never saw before, and then noticed they were moving. I pulled to the side of the road to film and started to follow the lights. When got home they were already looking at them. My fianc, daughter, and my son saw them and said that they flew directly over the neighbor's house. When they got higher in the sky they faded away into the clouds. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Illinois Orb

    Plainfield -- At first the light, the object looked about half the size the moon usually appears. It was yellowish orange, almost flame like on July 15, 2011, at 8:55 PM. It was moving south and slowly losing altitude. By the time I got out my cell phone to take a video, the light was smaller and stopped moving south and looked to gain altitude straight up. It hovered for a while, getting smaller and smaller. I thought maybe something was actually burning until it took off to the north. Thanks to William Puckett, Director

    NORTHLAKE -- On July 3, 2011, we were outside enjoying a BBQ when one of our nieces shouted, "Look at that! To our amazement, we saw a black triangle craft at least twice the size of a 747 jumbo jet slowly cruising at 1500 feet off the ground. The object was jet black and made no sound what so ever. We live within five miles of O'Hare International Airport and see jumbo jets taking off and at low altitude every day. This object was at least twice the size of one of these massive jetliners. As we watched with our mouths agape, we saw two silver, cigar shaped objects come up along side of the triangle.

    They were only a quarter of the size of the triangle. They stayed parallel to the object for about 20 seconds, and all three accelerated together as one, and were out of sight within a matter of seconds. Five minutes later, we see a group of three military "Blackhawk helicopters fly over. They flew around the neighborhood and headed off to the north following the three objects. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Chicago Skyway -- My wife, daughter, and I were heading towards Gary, Indiana, on July 15, 2011, when my wife told me to look up, because there was a triangle shaped object about a half mile away, and flying in our direction. I looked up and saw many evenly spaced apart lights which were encompassing the entire bottom of the object. The triangle was a couple hundred feet across, and the lights were flashing red from front to back of each individual light. The traffic was heavy, and we were unable to stop and take pictures. We lost sight of the object soon after it passed over head. I did not here any noise coming from the object as it passed over. I was able to look up and notice that I could look through the object between the flashing lights. It did not appear to be a solid object, but possibly a formation of bright red flashing lights.

    The sun was beginning to set, and I could not tell if the formations of lights were planes but I have not seen planes flying in such a tight formation with these types of lights. None of lights moved outside of the tight formation. It was as if the lights were connected and moving in unison, yet there were gaps between the lights that you could see the sky above. It looked very odd. I am in the military, and my wife is an attorney. We have never seen anything like that. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Kentucky Two Red Flying Objects

    Louisville -- I have never seen a UFO, but my Mother was in the Air Force and has had many UFO sightings. Well tonight July 16, 2011, from 11 to 11:05 PM, I saw two red flying objects. I saw the first one going fast that slowed as I walked outside as if it noticed me as well. I am a Christian and been told that aliens are another form of a demon, so I leave the stuff alone. But it slowed as I watched it carefully. Then a second one appeared right behind it. They both slowed down and seemed to wait for me to move. When I moved to the left they took off. Thanks to William Puckett, Director

    Michigan Light Near Deer

    Atlanta -- I am 56 yrs old and have these orbs floating around my 11 acres backyard. I had one drop from the sky right in front of me about 50 feet away. The pictures and videos are taken on deer cams with heat and motion sensors to keep an eye on the deer. I am sending you a picture taken on November 14, 2010, at 5:14 AM. I have never seen that many small orbs at one time. I have been catching orbs about the size of a beach ball.

    Note: The witness sent other photos and videos besides what is displayed above. Some photos are quite compelling. The deer quite obviously is reacting to the presence of the light. I don't think that the light is a flashlight because if a person was close by the deer likely would have fled. Thanks to William Puckett Director UFOs Northwest

    Maine Ten Orange Objects

    Great moose Lake -- We saw ten round objects assemble into a formation and fly over Great Moose Lake near Hartland on July 12, 2011. We got some pictures as they flew in formation for awhile, and then disappeared one at a time. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Minnesota Orange Orb

    Brooklyn Park -- I was waiting for my wife at the Target store when I noticed three red orange lights going west. As they came closer they were round and the moved slowly in the night sky about 10 pm. They did not make any noise and stayed on a straight line and spaced pretty even. They were half a block or so apart. There were almost a dozen people watching when I realized they were not planes and started taking pictures using my Canon camera with a 300 mm lens. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Minneapolis -- We were getting hit by the biggest storm this summer, and I stepped outside to get some pictures. It wasn't until later, after looking at the photos, that I realized that I had captured something strange.

    I have two images that were taken four seconds apart. The second shows numerous "Orbs", I only mention this because the first shot has none visible. It also clearly shows an object moving fast from left to right. The object is bright at the tip and tapers off to a dark tail in the rear. Not sure what it was, but if it had been a meteor, it was very close and would have hit a house and made the news. Thanks to MUFON CMS


    Nebraska Disc

    KENNESAW— I was taking pictures of storm clouds but no objects were visible until I downloaded the pictures. I got decent pictures on July 3, 2011, and the next night my wife, daughter and I saw seven unexplained lights high up that looked like they were going to a meeting! One was close and bright like a star/diamond. I've had multiple sightings in the Kansas City area since April. One was an orange orb, beach ball size only 25 feet from me. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    New Jersey Two Alien Beings Seen Close-Up

    Cape May -- My wife and I were on a short vacation at B and B on Beach Avenue with a view of the Atlantic Ocean. I was asleep when I was awakened and opened my eyes and saw two beings standing at the foot of the bed. They were an identical in every way and four and half to five feet tall. They wore black form-fitting outfits that resembled scuba diving suits. On their upper chests was a rectangular, bronze colored plate about 6x4 inches with two rows of inscribed symbols or buttons on them. They were no more than six feet from my face and they were both staring right at me. It was a cool, appraising look like a cat might give you.

    Their crania were very large, perhaps twice as large as a man's. They had huge, wraparound black eyes set above high cheekbones. Their skin appeared orange in color. I couldn't detect a well defined mouth or nose, but along the rim of their jaws and down to their chins were some kind of organ-like structures, that were perhaps gills or mandibles? I propped myself up on my elbows to get a better view, and felt no fear. I was about to say something, when I got this very clear thought, "Something is wrong, he sees us." I suddenly became extremely sleepy, and I tried to fight the urge to lie back down, but it was no use. I felt my eyes closing and that was it. The next thing I knew it was morning and I was awakened by the sunlight streaming in through the balcony door. I asked my wife how she had slept and she said it was the best night' sleep she's had in a while. No dreams.

    As a child and teenager I was visited frequently and often terrifying. This is the first time as an adult that I had such a clear sighting of these creatures. They moved with military precision and discipline, who had a job to do. They were not there to be my friend or to tell me any of the universe's secrets. They were supremely confident and felt not the slightest fear towards me.

    Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Editor's Notes, We have been unable to contact the witness to investigate the case and advise caution.

    Rockaway BOROUGH -- Rosanna Shaw writes at the Fire Department Fair on July 9, 2011, I saw a large and constant bright red (towards orange) light moving from WSW to ESE at 50 from horizon across the sky. I was with my husband waiting for the fireworks to begin and he also saw it. We were facing east. The time was between 9:15- 9:20 pm. There was no sound or navigation lights. The sighting lasted 30- 45 seconds. It did not originate in the area where the fireworks were to happen and the fireworks did not start until 10:30, even they were scheduled an hour earlier. Many people actually left before the fireworks began due to the excessive delay and no doubt the Fire Department lost money because of this. Thanks to Rosanna Shaw

    Nevada Saucer

    At 7:50 PM, at July 23, 2011, my son and I were in our backyard when he happened to look up into the sky and noticed a very bright and shiny long white object flying in the blue sky. It was a good sized object as related to an airplane that was also flying near the object. We used my phone to capture still images as well a video that shows the black plane in the frame. The object was traveling at a much slower speed than the plane. When zooming in on the still image, the shape looks saucer like and has an orange glow in the center. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    New York Triangle

    Poughquag -- Large triangular shaped object with steady red, green and white lights glided over my home on July 15, 2011 at 11:23 PM. While lying on my couch watching TV I noticed through my blinds a white bright light in the distance approaching my house. At first I thought it was plane but as the light got closer I jumped up, looked through the window and saw a large triangular shaped object slow and make a long swooping turn, almost as if were gliding. It was dark, but I saw 3 or 4 red, green and white steady lights on the object. This object was way to low to be a plane in my opinion. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Pennsylvania Close Encounter

    WATSONTOWN -- My mother said they were watching tv in the middle of a sunny day on July 15, 2011, when all of a sudden it became very dark outside. My mom went to the door to see if a storm was there and she said when she looked up she saw a gray object hovering over the house. The object made a low humming noise; and my father said, "It was larger than football field. Mom said, It hovered for a long time then just sped away very fast. It was also documented in various newspapers from Williamsport to Harrisburg? It's amazing that no-one ever followed up on what this was. I want to know.

    Thanks To Ken Pfeifer MUFON New Jersey Www.Worldufophotos.Org

    Virginia Dim Blue Orb


    Lyndhurst-- In March of 2010, I was on my front porch and my wife saw this bright glow in the east that remained stationery for about 35 minutes. Twenty minutes later the glow flickered and appeared dim blue, then went to bright white again. So I grabbed my Kodak c-310 camera and took these photos.

    I worked as an airline trainer for airlines and I am familiar with most aircraft. I know this was not the Moon, Venus, or any aircraft I can identify. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Washington Flying Object

    Marysville -- Upon leaving the Quill Ceda Casino on July 23, 2011, I witnessed two objects going south and directly over my head. They flew straight up at 12:07 AM. These objects were lower than of an incoming airplane. I have seen a number of objects I can't explain, but these objects looked different than the ones I have seen before. They were an odd shade of red and silent and the shape wasn't uniform. Witnesses gave me the classic, "I am afraid and I don't know what that is. I had a hard time manipulating my new IPhone, but managed to take a picture of the second object that was as big as a 737 aircraft.

    Note: I know this witness and she is reliable. She sometimes feels that she can predict the appearance of UFO and had a sensation on this occasion. It was about 1/3 the size of a full moon. The distorted shape of the light is likely due to a combination of camera movement and/or movement of the light. Thanks to William Puckett Director UFOs Northwest

    Worldwide Sightings

    Australian UFO Armada

    GRAFTON N.S.W. -- Researcher Barry Taylor reports that a formation of twelve to fifteen UFOs were observed on July 11, 1998, at 6:11 PM. The white illuminated objects were at 40,000+ feet and moving fast in a "V" formation surrounded by a white haze. They were plainly visible against the stars moving south at 10,000 klm / hr. I videotaped the "V" formation for three seconds in the clip. Unfortunately, they are only seen faintly on the original tape. Five minutes later, while observing the northern sky, 200 white illuminated objects surrounded by a fairly bright white haze was seen moving east at 40,000 feet altitude. Bryan Dickeson of UFOR calculated their speed at 6500 to 6900 mph. This current "Armada" of UFO's arrived at Earth on April 6, and departed on July 11, 1998. No similar sightings have been seen since then. Thanks to Barry Taylor.

    MELBOURNE -- I was following a jet when I noticed this object and recorded it with a Yukon Ranger Night Vision. The orb is almost the size of the aircraft and moving to the right while aircraft is flying to the left. Thanks to UFOhunterorguk Uploaded by loucanola on Jul 22, 2011.

    Canada Huge Light

    Moncton, New Brunswick -- Carol and Leo write, "On July 19, 2011, we saw two UFOs; a black dot was near a cloud and after two minutes it turned very bright and flew away. As it climbed the light got very bright and super big before it disappeared. There was no motor sound and no blinking lights. After 30 minutes at very low altitude below the cloud the bright light just appeared in the clear sky flying fast toward the airport. It turned and flew up as the light became super bright and very big. I know it was UFO. They were the same as last two years UFOs that flew around my car. I think the technology was like a plane. My Mom saw the light ten houses tall. Thanks to

    India UFO

    New Delhi -- Last night, my brother and I were sitting in the balcony of our house when we saw a yellow light coming from a distance flying very low. It made no noise as it closely passed over our house gliding very slowly. We could see yellow light, it was not blinking at all, but could not see any big discs or vehicle, just a gliding light.

    Just after five minutes an aircraft passed over our house making noise which can be heard from a distance. It was flying the standard route for aircrafts to pass over our house every five minutes. But strangely, the light took its own time to glide by within the five minutes time before the aircraft's usual route. Both of us were wondering if what we saw was a UFO?

    Note: Thanks for your sighting report. Yes, it sounds like you saw an unidentified flying object or UFO. You apparently know what normal aircraft look and sound like, so it was not one of these. This apparently was very different. Some UFOs seem to be electrical plasmas and under the right conditions, jet aircraft can produce electrical plasmas that slowly follow aircraft. However, alien UFOs often like to fly in similar routes to aircraft because they are less likely to be noticed. Keep watching the skies.

    Spain: An Extraterrestrial Highway

    Sierra de Madrid "Extraterrestrial Highway" is being created as a homage to the opening of the motion picture "Paul" -- the adventures of a rogue extraterrestrial on the run from the US government, aided and abetted by two saucer buffs. Bearing the name "Ruta Extraterrestre Area Norte", this undertaking has not been found at all unusual by some -- journalist David Benito among them.

    Ancient Chroniclers of Mystery

    Javier Resines' article on the Spanish Kraken that terrorized the vicinity of Cadiz during the Roman Era prompted recollections of readings about "antiquarians" from the ancient world, who laboriously jotted down all of the "prodigia" and oddities of their times. Readers of UFO tracts are familiar with Julius Obsequens, who took special note of flying shields and other heavenly displays -- pastimes indulged by other ancient historians like Livy and Dio Cassius -- and the medieval St. Gregory of Tours, whose annotations of every comet, meteor and unknown object overhead are readily available in the excellent Penguin Books edition of his "A History of the Franks".... [Thanks to]

    Singapore Lights

    Lights were seen and filmed over the city on July 11, 2011.

    Taiwan UFO Reflection

    TAIPEI -- On August 20, 2010, a series of photos were taken of an automobile with UFO reflected in the windows. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    UFO Seen in South Africa


    Cape Town -- IB Staff reporter reports, "A mystifying unidentified flying object (UFO) has been captured in a photo (July 26, 2011) in Cape Town, South Africa. The image of the UFO seems to merge perfectly in the photo with the correct amount of lighting on it. Amid multiple claims of UFO sightings from around the world, what makes it unique is the fact that you can find it on Google Earth...

    UK/ England Disc

    BANBURY -- I used to cycle back home from work on my cycle through dark unlit country roads in October of 1999. I was heading west along Welsh Road I saw an object about the size of a UK water tower. The light that appeared to circle around the object gave it a disc like appearance. They were vertical deep red lights and reminded me of a florescent bulb orbiting the object. I phoned my father to see if he'd come and see it, but he had had a beer and was not willing to drive down. Thanks to MUFON CMS

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    The Investigation into the Aztec Incident; The Last Leg of the Journey

    Aztec Crash Site
    By Scott Ramsey
    © 7-1-11

    Warm Up the Presses

    Scott Ramsey Although our decade’s long investigation is nearing its end, and will culminate in the form of a book to be released later this summer, the work is continuing right up to the last minute.

    Information uncovered within the last year necessitated one final trip to the Southwest. This last jaunt took place primarily in Arizona as we were visiting various locations there.

    Andy Kissner, Frank Thayer, Mike Price & Scott Ramsey Historian and aviation researcher Mike Price and I met with Dr. Frank Thayer, journalism professor at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces,Dr Frank Thayer and former department head. Dr. Thayer has been an enormous help in our research and his skills in editing our new book have been invaluable; he wanted to join us on what we think is the last major excursion before we hit the "print button" for our tome.

    Once the boots-on-the-ground investigation was completed (re our newly uncovered information), we had the pleasure of meeting with J. Andy Kissner, the former State Representative from New Mexico, who has helped me with research on Aztec in the past.

    Andy was also integral to former New Mexico Senator Steven Schiff’s investigation into the Roswell Incident, which involved an audit of the files of various military agencies, beginning with the Air Force—this was conducted by the General Accounting Office (GAO). The investigation ended with the GAO having more questions than answers as many documents were missing and presumed destroyed at some point.

    Mike Fortson We also had time to see Mike Fortson, one of the key witnesses to the Phoenix Lights case back in 1997. Mike and I have met before, but Mike Price and Dr. Thayer had never had the privilege. We had an enjoyable time sharing research (in general) as well as bringing Mike up to speed on the last stages of the book.

    20 Years Later, the Two Veteran Researchers Finally Meet

    Bill Steiman & Scott Ramsey

    Following our stay in Arizona, we (Mike Price and I) were off to the west coast to meet with author/researcher Bill Steinman (Dr Thayer would make his way back to New Mexico). As the book is nearing fruition, I had made up my mind sometime back that a face-to-face meeting with Bill was paramount before the book goes to press.

    UFO Crash at AztecI read Bill's book UFO Crash at Aztec back in 1991 after I had been researching the Aztec case for several years; I had not been aware of Bill's work until someone gave me a copy of the book and it wasn’t long before I contacted him.

    Bill Steiman & Mike PriceThis had been a long journey for me, as although I had been in communication with Bill for twenty years—we had never met. Going back in time for a moment, the “first’ conversation with him was quick and to the point; although he was cordial it was clear he didn’t take my interest seriously, or more to the point—like a few before me, he presumed “I wasn’t serious about Aztec research” and would soon lose interest. He instructed me to call him when I had more years under my belt! I explained to him that I first heard about the Aztec case back in the late 80's, but this fell on deaf ears, and he basically "sent me packing".

    Given my business background, hearing “no’s” or receiving less then desired results in initial introductions or meetings, I wasn’t deterred; in fact—quite the opposite! Within a few months he slowly started to warm up to me, and my research; we were soon brain-storming new ideas and he ended up giving me a few leads that he received after his book came out (important to remember that he is/was retired from UFO research at this time). We’ve been friends ever since.

    Even when Bill was still actively involved in research, as a rule he didn’t give interviews, and in that vein, this meeting was a rare privilege. Although Ufology is behind him, he is still active in research of another flavor, as he is currently working on a new book entitled, The History of Rock and Roll.

    He and his wife were wonderful hosts and we enjoyed our meeting; Bill was equally intrigued with our new revelations ala Aztec, as we were recounting the facts published in his book and well as some minutia that was left out, or was learned later.

    Behind The Flying Saucers By Frank ScullyAs I stated earlier, (after our initial conversation) Bill has always had the time to listen to what I have found and compared it to what he learned over the years, as well. His book is probably more popular today than when it came out back in 1987. The Aztec case had been written off over the years but Bill picked up where Frank Scully left off. The interest seemed "light" until a few years ago when people started looking at the events in deeper detail.

    To our delight, before we parted company, Bill gave Mike and me a set of audio tapes of different people connected to Aztec that he recorded back in the ‘80's, and these interviews never made it into the book or have never been heard by the public. As our book goes to the final stages of editing by the talents of Dr. Thayer, I am listening to these tapes to see if anything needs to be inserted into our book at the last minute.

    As if that wasn’t enough, the final gift granted by Bill, was his agreeing to write the preface for our book (the foreword is written by Stanton Friedman).

    In the aftermath of our insightful, most rewarding meeting, on the flight home, I couldn’t help but reflect on the void that exists in Ufology without the likes of Bill Steinman being an active participant in it.

    On a final note: traveling and doing research is not easy work; the past two years I have been blessed by having Mike Price along for the help. Mike can appreciate the long hours and sometimes "dusty" tasks of digging into old boxes. Moreover, our wives have held down the Forts or Farms while Mike and I were gone, and we certainly were thankful for their help.

    Scott & Suzanne On The Farm 2011
    I’d like to express my personal thanks to Dr. Frank Thayer for joining us in our last major road trip as well.

    We will have more updates as the book nears publication.


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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Story Can't Fly Out There, So "They" Can't Fly Out Here?

    Ex-Astronaut Story Musgrave: ETs Exist, They're Just Not Visiting Earth

    When former astronaut Story Musgrave addresses an expected huge throng of UFO believers in California next week, he'll delight the crowd when he tells them he believes we're not alone in the universe.

    But then he's going to tell members of the Mutual UFO Network -- the largest UFO research organization in the world -- just what they don't want to hear: Earth has probably not been visited by extraterrestrials.

    And that's bound to disappoint many of the paying crowd at the 42nd annual MUFON Symposium in Irvine, Calif. The gathering will feature nuclear physicist Stanton Friedman, former Air Force intelligence officer George Filer and other prominent UFO researchers.

    "I'm going to tell them that, for me, and my interpretation of everything that's come my way, I cannot arrive at the idea that we have been visited -- either in the past or now," Musgrave told The Huffington Post.


    Musgrave -- who logged 25 million miles during six space shuttle missions and who developed the spacesuit that was used by shuttle astronauts for space walks -- says that, despite dozens of military eyewitnesses, photos, films and corroborating radar reports, he's still not convinced.

    "Some astronauts have been quoted as saying they think they're [aliens] out there -- I have seen their evidence, and for me, it's not evidence," he said. "Other astronauts were not able to provide me with any empirical evidence, either."

    Musgrave is the keynote speaker at the MUFON event. During his many years with NASA, he says he actually looked for evidence of a UFO conspiracy from within the space agency and the government.

    "I've been as deep in the military as you can go. I was Marine Corps and Air Force and spent all this time with the government -- I was on two classified department of defense missions, which got me as deep in the bowels of the military and the intelligence community as you can go," he insisted.

    "I found no conspiracy in terms of covering up information about extraterrestrial visits. I simply didn't find it!"

    The theme for the upcoming UFO symposium is "ET Contact: The Implications for Science and Society" and features a roster of speakers presenting subjects such as UFO disclosure, life on Mars, time travel, anti-gravity propulsion systems, government conspiracies and how alien contact would affect science, technology and religion.

    MUFON's international director, Clifford Clift, isn't concerned that Musgrave's not supporting the aliens-are-here theory.

    "Sometimes we get too close to the subject and should realize that we need to step back and look at the different approach to the science of this," Clift told The Huffington Post.

    "I think Story will enlighten us that way. That doesn't mean that they don't exist, because I'm quite certain that he's going to say he's never seen [a UFO]. But that's okay. If he stays around for the rest of the conversations and talks to some of the witnesses, he might have a little different approach to it."

    But while Musgrave doesn't think Earth has been a vacation spot on any alien itinerary, he's pretty adamant that intelligent beings are thriving elsewhere in the cosmos.

    "I feel that they're everywhere out there and they're doing interstellar travel -- we'll think differently about ourselves once we accept that," he said.



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    Update of UFO FOTOCAT Blog
    Dear colleagues,

    I am reporting the release of the latest UFO FOTOCAT blog update (July 2011):

    Major highlights include news on the FOTOCAT catalog’s progress (10,370 records compiled to date), a new paper online on pilots and UFOs, news concerning photographic cases, book citation and critique, a succinct statistical review of 5 decades of FOTOCAT data (1950 to 1999), and the release of a major work on 205 UFO Ph.D. dissertations and other theses made worldwide (P. Toselli), amongst other items of interest.

    I hope you will enjoy this new edition.


    Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos
    FOTOCAT Project
    Valencia, Spain

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    De Engelse tekst kan je in een vroeger deel ook lezen...


    Door: Alejandro Rojas

    12 juli 2011

    Vertaling: Paul Harmans


    Het artefact dat geanalyseerd is. Het specimen heeft een lengte van ongeveer 10mm. Het ene einde is er voor de test afgeknipt. (Afb: Frank Kimbler)

    Een docent aan het New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell heeft waarschijnlijk het eerste wetenschappelijk bewijs gevonden van industrieel vervaardigde brokstukken afkomstig van een andere planeet. Bovendien werden de brokstukken gevonden op de locatie in de buurt van Roswell waar in 1947 de wrakstukken van een beweerde vliegende schotel werden ontdekt.

    Frank Kimbler (Afb: Alejandro Rojas)

    Frank Kimbler geeft op het New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell op high school niveau les in geowetenschap en op collegeniveau in geologie. Hij zegt dat hij altijd al geïnteresseerd is geweest in UFO’s en in feite een eigen ongewone waarneming deed toen hij in de twintig was. Dus toen hij naar Roswell verhuisde besloot hij zijn vakkennis te testen en probeerde het meest beroemde UFO-incident aller tijden te onderzoeken, namelijk de crash bij Roswell.

    Hij zegt dat zijn hoofddoel was om wat fysiek bewijs te vinden. Hij begon met het bekijken van satellietfoto’s van het beweerde wrakveld. Dat is waar rancher Mac Brazel de luchtmacht wees op de stukken van een gecrasht object welke hij had gevonden. Kimbler gebruikte deze foto’s om het infrarood te verhogen om zodoende de gebieden naar voren te halen die waren verstoord. Hij was verrast een gebied te vinden dat gelijk was aan wat de getuigen hadden verteld. Het was ongeveer driekwart mijl lang en een paar honderd voet breed en het lag in de richting zoals de getuigen dat hadden aangegeven. Het viel hem ook op dat het gebied zeer strakke randen had, iets dat ongewoon is voor een natuurlijk gebied.

    Zijn volgende stap was om erheen te gaan met een metaaldetector om te kijken of hij wat kon vinden. Hij begon de plek te bezoeken in mei 2010. Hij gebruikte een metaaldetector die stukjes kon vinden met de afmetingen van 6mm op een diepte van 8cm in de grond, daarmee kon hij de kleinste stukjes vinden en dat was zijn doel. Tijdens eerdere archeologische opgravingen had men de grond gezeefd in zeven die groot genoeg waren om de kleine deeltjes erdoor te laten vallen. Kimbler vond dat als er iets was achtergebleven het heel klein moest zijn en misschien te vinden was in holletjes van dieren of mierenhopen. En het was in feite een mierenhoop waarin hij zijn eerste stukje vond.

    Landsat Multi-spectraal satellietfoto welke het wrakveld toont. De foto toont duidelijk een verbrand (of verstoord) gebied dat exact de locatie van het wrakveld aangeeft zoals de getuigen het beschreven. (Afb: Frank Kimbler)

    Wat hij vond was een zilverig metaal dat op aluminium leek. Dat was vreemd omdat er geen aanwijzingen waren dat er enige aluminium objecten in het gebied waren of waren geweest. Hij vond ook af en toe tin, dat kon afkomstig zijn van de tinnen daken die soms in de rondte vlogen, en enkele spijkers. Uiteindelijk vond hij meer van deze zilverachtige stukjes en hij zegt dat ze er verscheurd uitzagen. Sommige randen ervan leken gesmolten te zijn. Hij vond ook aluminium knopen die eruit zagen als de modellen die werden gebruikt op militaire werktenues van eind jaren ’40. Als dat zo is, dan toont dat aan dat het leger in dat gebied was.

    De knopen. Voorlopig geïdentificeerd als knopen van militaire werktenues van de late jaren ’40, beginjaren ’50. (Afb: Frank Kimbler)

    Kimbler vond dat de kleine zilverachtige stukjes interessant genoeg waren voor een verdere analyse. Hij ging voor hulp naar het Roswell International UFO Museum and Research Center. Gevestigd in het centrum van Roswell is het museum het middelpunt van het onderzoek naar de Roswell-crash. Hij liet het materiaal zien aan de directeur van het museum, Julie Shuster, en was in staat onderzoeker Don Schmitt te ontmoeten. Zij besloten de eerste test te betalen die werd uitgevoerd door New Mexico Tech in Socorro. Door gebruik te maken van een micro-probe waren ze in staat de samenstelling van het materiaal vast te stellen. Het bleek te gaan om een legering van aluminium, silicium, mangaan, magnesium en koper. Dat is niet onbekend, maar het wordt gebruikt in de constructiebouw en wordt normaal niet gevonden in de vorm van een folie.

    Dat inspireerde Kimbler om wat isotopenwerk op het stukje te laten doen. Kimbler zegt dat het isotopenwerk zo belangrijk is omdat de isotopenverhoudingen ‘vergelijkbaar zijn met onze vingerafdrukken’. Sommige concentraties van elementen op aarde zijn uniek voor deze aarde. Dus als je de isotopenverhouding voor magnesium weet, dan zal die voor alles op aarde waar magnesium in zit hetzelfde zijn, maar als het niet van deze aarde is, dan zal het een andere isotopenverhouding hebben. Bijvoorbeeld meteorieten hebben verschillenden verhoudingen omdat ze niet van deze aarde afkomstig zijn. Isotopenanalyse is noodzakelijk om vast te stellen of een materiaal afkomstig is van de aarde of van een andere wereld.

    Enkele van de metalen legeringfragmenten die begraven en verspreid over het wrakveld zijn gevonden. (Afb: Frank Kimbler)

    Kimbler ging naar het University of New Mexico Institute of Meteoritics en sprak met hun expert op het gebied van isotopen om een analyse gedaan te krijgen. Kimbler had de expert niets verteld over de monsters. De expert keek Kimbler echter recht in de ogen en vertelde hem dat de enige reden waarom hij het materiaal wilde testen was omdat hij vermoedde dat het vanuit de ruimte kwam. Hij wilde weten waar het materiaal vandaan kwam en toen Kimbler hem dat vertelde weigerde hij de test te doen, hij beweerde dat het idee van een ruimteschip dat bij Roswell was gecrasht ‘grote nonsens’ was. Eén van de andere wetenschappers die in het kantoor aanwezig was, wees erop dat als het iets ongewoons was, het belang van die mogelijkheid het het waard maakte om ernaar te kijken. De expert bleef echter bij zijn mening en weigerde het werk te doen. De tweede wetenschapper was micro-probe specialist aan de universiteit en ondanks dat hij geen isotopenwerk kon uitvoeren, was hij wel in staat meer specifieke informatie over de samenstelling van het materiaal te verkrijgen en bevestigde het eerdere werk dat al gedaan was.

    Bigelowe Aerospace toonde enige interesse en wilde Kimbler wel helpen met zijn analyse, maar nadat men maanden bezig was geweest en weinig resultaat boekte moest Kimbler ergens anders naartoe. Kimbler was in staat een ander laboratorium met vele bevoegdheden te vinden en dat bereid was het werk uit te voeren. Het UFO-museum bracht het geld bijeen en de resultaten waren binnen vijf dagen bekend. Kimbler zegt dat hij bijna onderuit ging toen hij de uitkomsten zag. De verhoudingen weken af en zoals hij het brengt zijn er slechts twee antwoorden om de resultaten te verklaren: “Of het lab maakte een analytische fout, of het materiaal is niet van deze aarde.”

    Magnesium isotopenopdelinggrafiek aangepast aan de grafiek die werd gebruikt door Dr. Peter Sturrock bij zijn analyse van het Ubatuba UFO-fragment. Magnesiumhoudende samenstellingen, metalen en mineralen horen allemaal zeer dicht bij de lijn te liggen. Een chondriet is een soort meteoriet en omdat het niet van de aarde afkomstig is ligt het niet op de lijn. De Roswell AH-1 legering ligt zelfs een heel eind van de lijn af. De AH-1 curve is een anomalie die of een analytische fout is, of het materiaal is niet van de aarde. Meer testen zijn nodig om de gegevens te verifiëren om te zien of het een fout is of dat het niet van de aarde afkomstig is. (Afb: Frank Kimbler)

    Kimbler’s werk is echter niet klaar. Hij zegt: “Volgens het protocol van de goede wetenschappelijke methode is één set gegevens niet voldoende.” Om aan te tonen dat het lab geen fout heeft gemaakt moet er meer werk gedaan worden. Hij zegt dat hij nog twee gecertificeerde laboratoria heeft die meer isotopentesten kunnen doen om het werk dat tot nu toe is gedaan te bevestigen en dat hij dat werk mogelijk in de komende weken laat doen. Kimbler zegt dat om te bevestigen dat het materiaal niet van de aarde is, het noodzakelijk is dat twee of drie laboratoria met dezelfde resultaten komen.

    Een ander belangrijk aspect van het materiaal is dat het aluminium is, en een niet-aardse oorsprong toont, en aluminium moet vervaardigd worden. Anders dan enkele natuurlijke elementen, zoals goud en zilver dat in een ruwe vorm gevonden kan worden als klompjes, wordt aluminium niet in de natuur gevonden. Als wordt bewezen dat dit materiaal niet van de aarde afkomstig is, dan betekent dat, dat dit iets is dat ergens anders werd vervaardigd. Tot nu toe vervaardigt de mens nog niets in de ruimte, laat staan dat er iets uit de lucht valt en landt buiten Roswell op een locatie waarvan wordt beweerd dat er in 1947 een ruimteschip werd gevonden.

    Kimbler zegt dat hij heel voorzichtig is met het doen van definitieve beweringen, maar hij is ‘hoopvol’. Hij zegt dat gecertificeerde laboratoria normaal gesproken geen fouten maken en dat de mensen die het werk deden behoren tot de besten op dat gebied.

    De gevolgtrekkingen zijn natuurlijk opzienbarend als blijkt dat het materiaal van buitenaardse herkomst en makelij is. Kan hij in het bezit zijn van de smoking gun die bewijst dat we werden bezocht door een intelligente beschaving van een andere planeet en dat zij in 1947 in de buurt van Roswell crashten? Kimbler zegt dat hij ons op de hoogte zal houden en hij was zo hoffelijk om ons de foto’s van het materiaal en de gegevens van de analyse te verschaffen.

    Luister naar Frank Kimbler als hij praat over zijn vondsten op Open Minds Radio.

    New Mexico Tech micro-probe gegevens tonen de elementensamenstelling van AH-1. De Na en Cl waarden zijn van kleine zoutkristallen die op het oppervlak vast zitten, de analyse toont dat AH-1 bevat: AL (aluminium), SI (silicium), Mg (mangaan), Mn (magnesium) en Cu (koper) met kleine hoeveelheden Fe (ijzer). (Afb: Frank Kimbler)

    De micro-probe gegevens van de universiteit van New Mexico tonen de elementensamenstelling. Ze verifiëren de gegevens van New Mexico Tech in een analyse welke de elementen AL Si Mg Mn en Cu met wat Fe toont. (Afb: Frank Kimbler)

    Magnesium isotopenwaarden van het gecertificeerde lab dat de analyse deed. (Afb: Frank Kimbler)

    AH-1 legeringelementsamenstelling van hetzelfde lab. Toont dat de AH-1 legering een AL-Mg-Mn-Si-Cu legering is. (Afb: Frank Kimbler)

    AH-1 onder vergroting toont gestreepte of gelaagde structuren. (Afb: Frank Kimbler)

    AH-1 onder vergroting toont meer gebieden van gestreeptheid. (Afb: Frank Kimbler)

    Over de schrijver
    Alejandro Rojas is de radiogastheer voor Open Minds Radio, redacteur en schrijver voor Open Minds Magazine als ook voor Gedurende verscheidene jaren was Alejandro de officiële woordvoerder voor het Mutual UFO Network als directeur Public Education.Als UFO/paranormaal onderzoeker en journalist heeft Alejandro persoonlijk vele uren in het veld gespendeerd aan onderzoek van het fenomeen. Alejandro is geïnterviewd door mediaorganisaties rondom de wereld, inclusief de grootste kabel en netwerk nieuwsagentschappen en met verscheidene verschijningen in Coast to Coast.

    Zie ook het tweedelige artikel op ufowijzer over het metaal dat Linda Moulton Howe in haar bezit heeft:

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    State of New Hampshire Erects Historical Marker for Betty and Barney Hill

    By Kathleen Marden

    Kathy Marden Many states might shy away from immortalizing its UFO history. But the State of New Hampshire is known for its fiercely independent people and its “live free or die” motto. On July 20, 2011, it erected a historical marker to commemorate the September 19-20, 1961 close encounter and “lost” time of Portsmouth residents Betty and Barney Hill. The marker is located next to the highway in front of Cabin # 20 at the Indian Head Resort in North Lincoln and across the street from the granite stone face called Indian Head.

    Several years ago, Mike Stevens, a Farmington, NH, man circulated a petition to request a marker to commemorate Betty and Barney Hills’ UFO experience. The State of NH Division of Historical Resources, Department of Cultural Resources advised him that a formal request would be required. I, as the Hills’ niece and trustee of Betty’s estate, then worked with the state over the next 3-4 years to complete the process. Employees at the Department of Cultural Resources called upon me to suggest appropriate text for the marker—a challenge in and of itself. Every statement had to be footnoted and supported by ample evidence that it was true and accurate. In all, the wording for the 12 line plaque had 20 footnotes and 28 sources listed in its bibliography.

    The final wording approved by the state agency reads as follows:
    On the night of September 19-20, 1961, Portsmouth, NH couple Betty and Barney Hill experienced a close encounter with an unidentified flying object and two hours of “lost” time while driving south on Rte 3 near Lincoln. They filed an official Air Force Project Blue Book report of a brightly-lit cigar-shaped craft the next day, but were not public with their story until it was leaked in the Boston Traveler in 1965. This was the first widely-reported UFO abduction report in the United States.
    They didn’t accept my first draft. I had stated that the Hills were prominent members of the community and supported it with evidence that Betty and Barney were active in community affairs. They helped organize the Rockingham County Community Action Program and Barney was chairman of the Board of Directors. In 1965, Barney was appointed to the NH State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. Barney was legal redress officer for the local chapter of the NAACP and served on the regional board. They promoted literacy throughout the state and worked on Lyndon Johnson’s presidential campaign. I accompanied Betty and Barney to his inauguration in January 1965. We were invited guests.

    I had also added that the Hills’ experience generated interest in the scientific community because J. Allen Hynek, James McDonald, Carl Sagan, David Saunders, Leo Sprinkle, Stanton Friedman and others looked into the case. But that text didn’t make the final cut either. I am, however, very pleased with the text that the D.O.C.R. eventually approved. The marker is beautiful.

    The decision to place the marker by Indian Head was a difficult one to make. Five locations were initially considered. The Mt. Cleveland picnic area, south of the Town of Twin Mountain was the Hills’ first stop. It gave Betty the opportunity to view through binoculars the star like object that had sparked her curiosity fifteen miles north. She watched as it traveled across the face of the moon flashing multi-colored lights. By the time she handed the binoculars to Barney, the object had changed course, and shortly thereafter, rapidly descended in their direction.

    My next suggestion was the Old Man of the Mountain historical site in Franconia Notch, the Hills’ second stop. The Hills stated that as they motored past the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway just north of the Old Man, Betty noticed that the lights on a structure at the top of the mountain blinked out as the craft passed over it. It then rounded the mountain and hovered motionless in the sky, except for its rotation, beside the Old Man’s 48 foot profile. It was at least 1 ½ times the length of the natural granite formation from chin to forehead. It appeared cigar shaped because they were observing a lighted row of windows. Within moments, the silent craft rapidly changed direction and ascended and descended in a stair step pattern.

    Indian Head was my next suggestion. Located near Franconia Notch’s the south entrance, the resort offers ample parking space and was a prominent landmark along the Hills’ journey south.

    In regressive hypnosis with Dr. Benjamin Simon, Betty stated, “We went past the Flume, somewhere between the Flume and Indian Head or…… was just beyond the Flume or just beyond Indian Head. There was a motel and it was like cabins, these small neat looking cabins. The sign itself wasn’t lighted, but there was one cabin on the end that had a light on, and there was a man standing in the door. And I saw this and I thought, “If I want to I can get out of this whole situation right now. All we’ve got to do is drive in here and this object will go away, and that will be the end of it.” But they didn’t stop.

    Only a mile south of Indian Head and almost directly in their path, the couple encountered a huge flattened circular disc with a row of intense blue-white lighted windows along its forward edge. Barney rapidly brought the car to a halt in the middle of the road and grabbed his binoculars for a closer look, opening the car door for a less encumbered view. The silent hovering object descended to an estimated eighty to a hundred feet above their vehicle. It had ceased rotating. Rapidly, in an arc like movement, it shifted from its location directly ahead, and rested above the tree tops in an adjacent field. Barney pocketed his handgun and walked toward it. The silent enigmatic craft was huge; maybe sixty to eighty feet in diameter. As he approached it, two red lights at the end of fin-like structures parted from the sides of the craft, and it tilted toward Barney.

    Lifting his binoculars to his eyes, he spied a group of “strangely not human” figures moving about with what he described as “the precision of German officers.” As the craft tilted downward and began to descend toward him, one of these strange creatures, who remained at the window, communicated a frightening message. Barney had the immediate impression that he was in danger of being plucked from the field. Overcome with fear and with all of the courage that he could muster, he tore the binoculars from his eyes and raced back to the car. Breathless, trembling, and in near hysterics, he told Betty that they needed to get out of there or they were going to be captured.

    The close encounter field would have been my number one choice for the marker but Interstate Highway 93 now passes through it, with entrance and exit ramps to Route 3. At the height of the tourist season, it would have presented a traffic flow problem. The Notch Express, a convenience store and gas station near the ramp is a place of interest. Its walls are lined with UFO photos and memorabilia and UFO related video is constantly playing on a monitor by the checkout counter.

    The fifth location that we considered was the abduction site on Mill Brook Road in Thornton. We almost immediately rejected that notion because it is located off the highway in a new housing development. In 1961, Betty and Barney found themselves on the then deserted logging road where they encountered a roadblock by non-human entities. They reported that they were forced aboard a landed disk and subjected to unearthly physical examinations before they were released. After years of searching, they located the landing site on Labor Day Weekend in 1965.

    We made the final decision that Indian Head was the best overall location for the historical marker. Over the past 50 years, the Indian Head Resort has grown into a large modern facility with motel rooms, a function hall, business center, restaurant and lounge, and swimming pools. This year it will host a 50th anniversary celebration of the Hills’ UFO experience on September 23-25. There will be a memorial marker dedication and many additional activities. I will be on hand to give a guided tour along the close encounter route and a new presentation about the Hills’ close encounter and abduction. For additional information, see my website at and my 2007 book with Stanton Friedman, Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Encounter.

    Note: the Hills’ archival collection is housed at the Milne Archival Collection Department at the University of New Hampshire Library, 18 Library Way, Durham, NH 03824. The collection consists of 87 folders, arranged in 9 series. These contain correspondence, personal journals and essays, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, photographs, slides, and films and audio tapes of the Hills’ radio and television appearances. I compiled the collection in 2005 at Betty’s request.

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    Roswell UFO Controversy: Former Air Force Officer Says Gen. Ramey Lied To Cover Up Space Ship Crash

    The Roswell UFO controversy may be 64 years old, but it shows no sign of heading into retirement.

    One thing we know for sure: On July 8, 1947, the front page of the Roswell Daily Record proclaimed that a flying saucer had been captured by the Roswell Army Air Field.

    The U.S. Air Force had issued a press release that day stating that a flying saucer had been "captured," and startling photos were released of soldiers examining bizarre metallic objects.

    Then the controversy began. At a press conference later that day in Ft. Worth, Texas, Air Force Brig. Gen. Roger Ramey essentially recanted the entire story, announcing instead that the debris was simply pieces of a fallen weather balloon.

    Speculation of what really happened has never truly ended. George Filer, a retired Air Force intelligence officer, told The Huffington Post that he believes Ramey was forced to lie about the Roswell incident.

    And, in news that will come as a shock even to ardent UFO researches, he told The Huffington Post in an exclusive interview that Ramey's wife told him he was "embarrassed about having to lie about the weather balloon."


    Over his 20-year career, Filer regularly briefed generals and congressmen about a wide range of security issues, including UFO sightings, up through the Vietnam War.

    "It is my opinion that President Truman was there [at Fort Worth] and that he made the decision that it should be held at the highest levels," Filer said.

    "The reason I believe that is that I had talked with Mrs. Ramey. She would never admit that she knew anything about aliens, but she did say that [her husband] was very embarrassed about having to lie about the weather balloon -- he was very upset about that."

    "She also admitted that they became good friends with the Trumans," Filer added. "My point is: How does a one-star general become a good friend with the president of the United States?"

    None of this comes as a surprise to former nuclear physicist Stanton T. Friedman. He's the original civilian investigator of the Roswell UFO incident and the most outspoken scientist who believes there is overwhelming evidence that alien spacecrafts are visiting Earth. He, too, has talked with Mrs. Ramey.

    "From talking to her, I had no reason to believe A) that she knew intimate details about Roswell or any other such event; or B) that she made up this story because it is consistent with a man of reasonable character who followed orders as one would certainly have expected him to," Friedman said.

    Both Filer and Friedman -- the military man and the scientist -- said they believe the Roswell UFO was an alien spacecraft, that Earth is currently visited by extraterrestrials and that only individuals with very specific "need to know" credentials have access to this information. Both are speaking at next week's MUFON Symposium in Irvine, Calif.

    "We are being visited on a regular basis -- probably for thousands of years -- by aliens from other planets," Filer said. "Their technology is much more advanced than what we have. Even though we don't like to think of ourselves in this way, in a lot of ways, we're primitive compared to them."

    New wrinkles are constantly being added to the Roswell conspiracy theory. Author Annie Jacobsen unveiled a whopper this year in her book "Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base," that alleged the alien spaceship crash was actually a hoax contrived by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and Nazi scientist Josef Mengele. There was no crash, according to Jacobsen, but the Communist dictator and "the Angel of Death" allegedly sent children surgically altered to look like aliens to Roswell in a remote-controlled craft to frighten Americans.

    Friedman echoed Filer's sentiment. "People need to recognize that the real situation about where we fit in the scheme of things is very different from the way it's been portrayed," Friedman said. "In my view of what's going on, there are loads of civilizations out there all over the place, and that we are not very significant.

    "[The aliens] would instantly recognize that we don't qualify for membership in a galactic federation because we're such a primitive society whose major activity is obviously tribal warfare."



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    Wat ik weet : Wat is, is ! door Ingrid


    Het valt mij telkens weer op dat mensen die bezig zijn met de studie van de ufologie, steeds weer zichzelf proberen te verantwoorden tegenover de zogenaamde sceptici. Het is een beetje zoals proberen vertellen aan een eskimo die nog nooit een papegaai heeft gezien, hoe zo een beest eruit ziet. Het is ook een beetje als proberen diezelfde eskimo te overtuigen van het bestaan van zo een beest, terwijl hij koppig verkiest om jou niet te geloven, en sceptisch blijft argumenteren waarom zo een dier niet bestaat, en je vervolgens gaat vertellen wat je dan wèl hebt gezien, of hoe het mogelijk is dat jouw ogen iets hebben waargenomen dat er helemaal niet kon zijn, of dat er tenminste zeker niet zo uitzag, zoals jij blijft beweren dat het was.

     Je kan tegen die eskimo argumenteren tot jullie beiden geen woorden meer overhouden, maar hij zal blijven jouw weten onderuit halen, enkel en alleen omdat hij kiest iets niet te “ geloven “ wat hijzelf niet met zijn eigen ogen heeft gezien.Welles-nietes, welles-nietes, welles-nietes, welles-nietes, welles-

    Juist, dat heeft geen enkele zin. Jij weet immers wat je gezien hebt. Je weet dat je helder en duidelijk waargenomen hebt, toen. (En bovendien weet je dat er nog mensen zijn die ditzelfde dier wel degelijk ook kunnen beschrijven, omdat ze het ook al hebben gezien. Al doet dit niets terzake, als het gaat om de bewijskracht van je eigen ervaring voor jezelf..)

    De eskimo, die star blijft volhouden dat wat jij vertelt niet kan kloppen, omdat hij het zelf nooit ervaren heeft, zal je met jouw getuigenis nooit kunnen overtuigen. Om het even wat je zegt. Integendeel. Het is zelfs zo dat hij zal proberen om jou te overtuigen van wat hij denkt : nl. dat de papegaai niet bestaat, en dat je het in het beste geval gewoon fout geïnterpreteerd hebt. Vervolgens, als je hem niet wil “ geloven “, zal hij jou en je argumentatie volledig belachelijk proberen maken, zodat er van jou niet veel meer overblijft, als je niet heel sterk in je schoenen staat.

    Mijn vraag is hier : waarom is er een drang, bij vele UFO-ervarenen, om zich tegenover de sceptici te verdedigen ? Waarom is er een behoefte, kennelijk, bij vele UFO-ervarenen om de discussie aan te gaan met de sceptici, en om te pogen te bewijzen dat de UFO ervaring ( zij het van op afstand, zij het van dichtbij, of nog andere) die zij hebben gehad, wel degelijk echt dat was, een UFO-ervaring ?

    Laat ons - de mensen die wel UFO-ervaringen hebben gehad, en die bijgevolg het bestaan ervan niet kunnen loochenen - ophouden met de sceptici serieus te nemen als gesprekspartners. Laat hen in hun waarde, en in hun eigen ( beperkte ) overtuiging en begrip van de wereld zoals die door hen wordt ervaren.

    Zij hebben recht op hun scepsis, op hun mening. De vrijheid van meningsuiting geldt voor ieder, ook voor hen. Maar, dat wil niet zeggen dat die mening overeenstemt met de werkelijkheid zoals ze is. Een mening is slechts een mening, niets meer dan dat. Het is niet de absolute waarheid, en het is geen veto.

    We kunnen van de werkelijkheid slechts datgene werkelijk weten, wat we zelf hebben ervaren. Voor ons is dat een werkelijkheid waarin het UFO-fenomeen zijn plaats heeft, omdat we het ervaren hebben op één of andere manier. Wat we hebben ervaren hoeven we niet te ontkennen.

    Wat we hebben ervaren hoeft ook niet bewezen te worden. Het bewijst nl. zichzelf, eenvoudigweg door er te zijn. Wat is, is. Het hoeft niet bewezen te worden om te mogen bestaan, het bestaat nl. al, want wij hebben het bestaan ervan ervaren/gezien.

    Het bewijst zichzelf voor ons, door te bestaan.

     Laten we naar de sceptici toe eerder een milde houding aannemen. Niet verontschuldigend, maar enkel mild. Zoals we hebben naar kleine kinderen toe, die zich vergissen, omdat ze leren, omdat ze ervaring missen. Wat je niet hebt ervaren, kan je immers niet kennen.


    Ik roep hier niet op tot arrogantie. Dat zou ons verlagen. We hoeven niet arrogant te worden omdat we weten. Kennis mag verrijken, mag breeddenkend maken, en zal dan tot begrip kunnen leiden.

    Het is onze verdienste niet dat we het UFO-fenomeen van nabij hebben mogen ervaren. En dus is het ook niet iets om trots over te gaan doen. Maar het is zeker ook niets om gebukt onder te gaan, of om ons voor te verontschuldigen. Het is iets wat we een plaats dienen te geven. Mild voor onszelf, en eventueel wel met nieuwsgierigheid naar de betekenis of de aard van de diverse UFO-fenomenen.


    Laten we vooral sterk zijn in zelfkennis, zelfbewust en bewust van wat we weten. En laat ons vooral onthouden : wat is, is! En dat geldt ook voor de fenomenen die tot het studiegebied van de ufologie behoren.

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    The Other Side of Truth

    "I'm putting The Other Side of Truth on indefinite hiatus, until at least this time next year, at which point I'll see where things stand. Maybe the journey will lead me back here (although I sincerely doubt it), but at the moment, and for the forseeable future, to paraphrase Jacques Vallee years ago, I've said all that I care to say in public."

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    Filer's Files #30 2011 - First Crop Circle of the Season Appears Near Silbury Hill
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    Filer's Files # 30 - 2011

    George A. Filer

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    July 20, 2011

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    In Special Reports, this week's files cover: Mars Stadium and River, Moon Square Object, General Kanshi Ishikawa UFOs are Real, Last Space Shuttle Heading Home, FBI Document Claims Alien Craft Crashed, and the First Crop Circle of the Season Appears near Silbury Hill.

    Unidentified Aerial Phenomena sightings were reported over California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington. Sightings of UFOs were also reported in Azores, Australia, Canada, Germany, Haiti, Iran, South Africa, and England, Northern Ireland, and Scotland in the United Kingdom.

    The purpose of these files is to report the UFO eyewitness and photo/video evidence that occurs on a daily basis around the world and in space. These Files assume that extraterrestrial intelligent life not only exists, but my hypothesis is that the over a thousand UFOs reported each month represent technologically advanced spacecraft conducting surveillance of Earth. I personally became interested in UFOs when London Control ordered me to intercept one over England while flying for the US Air Force. Under Project Blue Book, the US Air Force investigated UFOs for more than twenty years; and we continue this research. I believe the God of the universe has spread life throughout the cosmos and UFO's are visiting us in ever-increasing numbers.

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    Mars Stadium and River

    Mars Structure appears to be a stadium with writing on the front with something like "MAG on the sign. Image thanks to NASA/JPL

    The High-Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board European Space Agency's Mars Express has returned images of Echus Chasma, one of the largest water source regions on the Red Planet. Echus Chasma is the source region of Kasei Valles which extends 3000 km to the north. This image from ESA shows self leveling fluid in evidence here that shows flowing liquid and a real transparency factor. This transpararncy rules out lava flow carving out these deep canons and is obviously very suggestive of water flow. The greener area below suggests plant life. Note two circular objects at bottom center of image suggesting metallic structure. Thanks to Joseph Skipper

    The data was acquired on 25 September 2005. The pictures are centered at about 1 north and 278 east.
    Credits: ESA/ DLR/ FU Berlin (G. Neukum)

    Square Moon Structure

    Strange square structure located at 21 23N 12 18E on the Moon. Thanks to Google Moon.

    General Kanshi Ishikawa

    Chief of Staff of Japan's Air Self Defense Force stated, "Much evidence tells us UFOs have been tracked by radar; so, UFOs are real and they may come from outer space. UFO photographs and various materials show scientifically that there are more advanced people piloting the saucers and motherships. -UFO News: Vol. 6, 1974

    Last Space Shuttle Heading Home

    The last shuttle mission departed the International Space Station on Tuesday, and is expected to land on Thursday bringing and end to our shuttle flights. The flights cost about a billion dollars each and being stopped.

    The Atlantis Shuttle Commander Chris Ferguson said during a farewell ceremony said, Boeing, or SpaceX, or Blue Origin -- any one of a number of companies working on commercial space taxis will be the next American space craft to reach the ISS. Speculation continues that the military has its own shuttle.

    FBI Document Claims Alien Craft Crashed

    A few weeks ago you published a Filer's Files with a link to the British press about some newly de-classified FBI UFO documents. One in particular was stunning (attached). It's a March 1950 memo to FBI Director (Hoover). I searched their website ( ) and found it at:

    It's document #34 on that page, so it's official. I've been following this stuff for a long time and read hundreds of FOIA/UFO documents, but have never seen anything like this. It basically states we're in possession of (at least) 3 flying discs and 9 dead 'pilots' (ie. aliens).

    It also says they didn't crash by accident--they were shot down by high-intensity radar. I find it interesting this made the British news, but haven't heard a word about it in the American media. Keep Looking Up, Mark McIntyre

    First Crop Circle of the Season Appears Near Silbury Hill.

    The unseasonably warm spring weather has sparked the usual round of crop circles. The extraordinary floral creation is comprised of six interlocking 'petal' like crescents. An elaborate 100 foot circle which appeared overnight has caused a stir after it was found in a field of oil seed rape near Silbury Hill, Wiltshire.

    The ancient site, the tallest prehistoric man-made mound in Europe, is considered a hot spot for the bizarre phenomena and this new design proves the crop circle season is now under way. A field of bright yellow oil seed rape has been transformed by a huge, floral crop circle. Expert Lucy Pringle, widely known as an international authority on crop circles, believes this is the first 'proper' design of the year. She added: ' The start of the season is always exciting; I never know what's going to happen for the rest of the year.'The latest circle is a floral pattern; I've never seen this before. There's never been one identical to another.'

    She says her findings suggest there are measured changes in human hormones and brain activity following contact with the circles. The new 'floral' design is the latest in a long line of patterns to be spotted in the UK over the years. Thanks to Daily Mail Reporter Read more:

    Sightings in the United States

    California Revolving Object and Disc

    Apple Valley -- I went outside with my friend to retrieve something out of the car about 9:35 pm, on July 12, 2011, and saw a police helicopter for a brief second. It appeared to be rather large, unknown exact shape, bright off white light(s), with a distinctive red light(s) underneath. It seemed as if the object was revolving slowly but still remaining in the same area. We kept staring at this object as it started to fade away and disappear like it was not in any way humanly operated. This ordeal probably lasted only for 2 to 3 minutes as my hair stood on end and I ran back in my house. This is the second up close sighting I've seen in the past month. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    COARSEGOLD --We were on a family trip driving up to the mountains on July 13, 2011, at 12:57 PM, as I was taking photos along the way with my cell phone when I saw this disc. It was hovering back and forth in a cloud. There were two adults and three children on the trip. I snapped a clear photo of it and turned around to deal with fussy kids in the back seat for a moment. When I turned around to take more pictures the disc was gone. It looked bigger than a car and had a round disc like shape and the color was shiny silver/gray.

    Note: The photo was taken of low resolution (540 by 720 pixels). It is important to note that the witness saw the object and did not later discover the object in the background of a scenic photo. Thanks to William Puckett, Director

    Colorado Orange Orb

    Grand Junction -- On July 3, 2011, at 9:13 PM, A large orange fire like orb flew over our house in far Western Colorado. It traveled southwest in an unchanging flight path. It traveled at a fairly good rate of speed. By the time we could get the camera out to snap a picture it was almost out of sight. The camera only picked up a small orange orb. Thanks to William Puckett, Director

    Note: Hundreds of these orange orbs have been reported in July.

    Connecticut Four Yellow/Orange Light s

    WATERBURY -- After watching the fireworks at Municipal Stadium on July 4, 2011, which ended about 10 pm, I had gone inside our home and my husband had stayed outside. At about 11 PM, he came inside and said, " See what is in the sky. I went outside and we watched four things in the sky above. They were moving very slowly in a formation with one in front, two on the outside and one in back. They were yellow/orange color. I went inside to get our camera and my husband hollered - three disappeared just like that and as I got outside the last one was almost gone. We never saw anything like this before. Thanks to Peter Davenport, Director National UFO Reporting Center

    Delaware UFO near Chemtrails

    Around noon on the 23rd of December, 2010, I noticed parallel vapor contrails (or chemical) trails over my house. I took photos from my rear yard as well as from the rear deck of my home. It wasn't until I pulled the photos into Photoshop to create a pano shot from several photos that I noticed a shiny object in one of the photos. I zoomed in on what appears to be a double sphere shaped object. It left no contrail like all the other planes. I don't get a lot of air traffic over my home and have a difficult time explaining 20 contrails running perfectly parallel to each other.

    Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Florida Weird Objects

    FLKennedy12Jul11.jpgKENNEDY SPACE CENTER -- We are vacationing in New Smyrna Beach, Florida and we've seen the same object on July 12, 2011, in the sky three nights in a row. My wife was the first to notice it and remarked it looks like one of those UFO photos. As it appeared to our eyesight, it was extremely high up, at least 10-15,000 feet. It was, from our vantage point possibly near or over Kennedy Space Center. Our impression was simply an object which was changing colors rapidly. My two daughters felt something solid behind the object that was obscured by a large light which changed from green to bright white to a reddish color. Keep in mind we're amateurs at best and the object was incredibly high up but the camera managed to catch two great shots, one from each night. It remained completely stationary the entire time before disappearing behind clouds the entirely gone. In particular the second photo from July 13th is amazing when zoomed in! Anyhow this experience has made four believers more for the world. Thanks to MUFON CMS system. Thanks to Ken Pfeifer MUFON New Jersey

    MELBOURNE -- Florida Tech's Allsky Camera Catches a Very Bright UFO on July 16, 2011. The Moon is at the top of the image. A slow moving object at bottom right moves across the camera image.

    Georgia Image

    Image captured above Georgia is likely an aircraft leaving its contrail.

    Illinois Triangle

    Hanover Park -- One night I couldn't sleep. So I decided to sit on my sofa in my living room and just stare outside on July 8, 2011, at 12:18 AM from my 3rd level apartment. After a few years of living in this area I never saw any "strange" lights that glowed like phosphorus. I saw three lights outside my window of an unknown aircraft that I had ever seen. It is very rare that glowing lights like those would get my attention. Usually I could hear an airplane's Doppler Effect sound, but on this particular aircraft not a single sound was made. What was even odder about this aircraft was that it had three lights surrounding it with a VERY bright light in the center. And something that shocked me was that the craft was darker than the night sky. I mean there is pitch black, but the aircraft was very dark to the point where I could see its triangular details. It hovered slowly heading north. It was indeed a UFO, as I looked through my curtains and saw that it was still heading north at about 10 to 20 mph and disappeared. It had the most spectacular red light that I had ever seen. Thanks to William Puckett, Director

    40.6331249 N 89.3985283W -- Horseshoe shaped pulsating craft that remained stationary above clouds as the ISS did a flyby. I was able to capture a screen shot of object. The object pulsated the entire flyby until it was out of range. Can you get a copy of the video from NASA for Day 8 to review?? Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Michigan Orb

    Dorr -- One of my neighbors and I were walking after a bonfire about ten miles south of Grand Rapids on July 9, 2011, at 10 PM to Midnight. In our conversation with that neighbor there was mention of them seeing a UFO which we kind of laughed off. We walked back to my neighbor's house were the bonfire was, I noticed an orange light to the north of Dorr high in the sky. It flew in a circle and hard to describe. It went back up into the clouds, but just before it did I took a picture. My camera phone doesn't work well for distant pictures so it only shows about a little orangey speck. So it went into the clouds and disappeared. We went back to chatting about stuff around the bonfire and then it appeared in the same area and did the same thing as it did the first time. That is my story and I am hoping someone else got a glimpse of it and can say they saw something from a different perspective and maybe clarify it.

    Note: The weather observation for nearby Holland, Michigan showed that skies were clear at the time of the sighting. The witness implied that skies were cloudy. There is a possibility that some local cloudiness could have present in the Dorr area. Thanks to William Puckett Director UFOs Northwest

    Minnesota Disc

    Ranier -- I was with some friends, we were hanging out at her house on the lake when this disc of lights suddenly appeared. It hovered for several minutes and then was gone. I didn't hear any sounds as it was super quiet. We all just were in shock and a bit freaked out, but amazed that it was SO close. I happened to have my phone and was quick to snap just one picture. It seemed like it was almost right over the top of us... and it moved some but not much. It turned in a circle motion as it went up into never never land. This is not the first time I have seen this around this area, but this is the first time I was able to get a picture and the first time it was so close. My first sighting of this was further up Rainy Lake. I also know of others that have seen them around. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Montana Rectangle

    Billings/Laurel -- After entering the interstate I-90 heading towards Laurel, I and my passenger saw a stationary white rectangle in the sky on July 16, 2011. The rectangular white object was hovering with flashing lights and disappears at midday. It was flying over towards the Rims Area. It seemed to remain stationary and I was able to watch it until we took the first Laurel exit as the object flashed with several round lights across the front. It then turned black, then back again to white. I lost visual as we got past the railroad to Walmart.

    After shopping at Walmart for thirty minutes, I glanced up to see a similar rectangular object that was not as long and a little taller, but not quite square. It flashed very bright and then disappeared. Thanks to Peter Davenport, Director National UFO Reporting Center

    New Jersey Something Triangular

    Glassboro -- Lewis Beaver saw "something triangular" on Monday June 20, 2011, about 7:45 pm; as the sun was about to set under the large awning of the store I work at. I noticed first a "glare" in the sky from the angle I saw it, it could have been between Philadelphia and West Deptford, New Jersey.

    At first the setting sun was gleaming off it, then a second glare and finally a third in a triangular form of a significant size. They were dull in color, but VERY visible. There was three dark gray to silver, circular, "balls," just sitting in front of the grey cloud in the form of a perfect triangle. I couldn't see if there was mass in between the shapes, but it was definitely there. I tried to take pictures, but it was down to one again and was gone before I could get the camera on as the grayish balls disappeared. The time between the first glare and it completely disappearing was about 3-5 minutes. Thanks to Lou Beaver

    Mt. Holly -- I should have reported this a long time ago. The details of what my sister and I witnessed are not as clear today as it was about 6 years ago during the winter of 2005. Here's what we saw: We were driving home from a friend's house at 2 AM on Garden Street. My sister yelled, "Oh my god! Look!" It wasn't moving at all and we heard no noise as it hovered. It was three or four football fields above the ground. It looked to be above Upper Lake and was metallic, bulky and irregular shaped, like a crumples piece of metal or something. The metal itself had a jigsaw puzzle type of design to it and the bottom looked like it had lights on it that shined up at its underbelly, lighting the up bottom. It was definitely illuminated, but not very bright. Either it vanished or the treetops hid it. The above image is a rendering. Mike Sandino of MUFON New Jersey is investigating this case. Thanks to Ken Pfeifer MUFON New Jersey

    New Jersey New York Skyline

    My Name's Mark I live in New Jersey and I submit allot of pictures to Thanks to MUFON CMS, via the "Wired NY Web Cams" page. I have captured UFO's and USO's or ufos that are on the River. Not to mention the Large UFOs in the sky that appears in all these shots. This page refreshes every 30 seconds. How do planes and helicopters appear over NYC in crazy patterns every 30 seconds? How do boats change shape and colors every 30 seconds? Well, they don't they have advanced technology. If you look where NYC WEB CAM #3 is pointing you would have seen one hell of a show! We are not alone my friends! Thanks to MUFON Thanks to MUFON CMS Note: The long light is likely the result of a time exposure showing the movement of the aircraft.

    SEA ISLE CITY -- Watching the fireworks on the beach on July 4, 2011, we spotted six or seven orbs traveling in formation offshore traveling east past the fireworks we were watching. Hundreds of people witnessed them. They flew out over the Atlantic Ocean and slowly disappeared. These were definitely were not planes. There were a lot of reports of orange orbs on July 4, 2011. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    New York Yellow Ball

    WATKINS GLEN -- On July 13, 2011, at 9:40 PM, while driving in upstate New York, a very capable woman witnesses a stationary yellow ball of light. She stopped her car, in order to get a better look at the object, as it began to ascend into the nighttime sky. She witnessed eight similar looking objects. She called family members who lived nearby, all of whom witnessed the event. Thanks to Peter Davenport, Director National UFO Reporting Center

    North Carolina Investigation

    This was yet another example of people misidentifying common ground objects, in this case the old blimp hangar at Weeksville AAF. See Google Earth: 36*13'44.79"N. by 76*08'04.53"W.

    See also:

    The cigar shaped UFO the boater thought she saw was a blimp hangar! The distance to the hangar, plus mirage type convention from the surface in between, gave a reflective quality to the landscape, creating a reflected image below the actual hangar. (Kind of like seeing a distant car, reflected upside-down on the roadway below and in front of it.) This gave it the illusion of being a fully-formed cylindrical shape. Warm Regards,
    Mark McCandlish

    Pennsylvania Bright Red Object

    Pottsville -- Martha Scott and I went to the Haven Fireworks at the Old Irish Flats Island at 9 PM, on July 13, 2011. After the fireworks we were walking to the parking lot and saw something bright red and traveling almost over our heads. My first thought was fireworks; but there was no sound. My camcorder did not reveal any details as it was hard to keep steady without a tripod. Freeze frame reveals an oval bright object. I watched it for about ten minutes and noticed that it was heading towards the space like a rocket. This object accelerated from 1 mile up to invisible in 20 seconds right out of our atmosphere. Perhaps it was fireworks that attracted these ships?

    There were groups of people standing in the parking lot by their cars had no idea this thing was even there till I yelled, " Hey that's a UFO up there" . Then they looked up and because it made no noise two of them said: "What is that thing" This object had a red glow and no navigation lights or sound. The behavior of this object does not qualify as anything manmade. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Texas Shooting Star and Orb

    Atascosita -- I went outside to let my dog use the toilet at 10:43 PM, and noticed the bright moon and saw a shooting star that the shooting star stopped. It changed direction and shot off into the distance. I noticed my cell phone screen had a scattered digital look. I had to take the battery out and it went back to normal!! Scared the crap out of me. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    San Antonio -- I saw a round shaped object that was slowly moving north on July 18, 2011, between 4 and 5 PM. The sunlight reflected off of the surface between 5-7 feet in length. The object was about 400 meters high and gained altitude slowly as it passed over. There are two other objects in photos that were not seen by visual observation. Listen to Clip of Interview With Witness (MP3)

    Note: An extensive zoom in two of the photos reveals an unknown green object. The witness is ex military and knowledgeable. Thanks to William Puckett, Director

    Virginia Object near the Sun

    Virginia Beach -- On July 16, 2011 around 1:15 pm, I went outside in our yard to take pictures of the Sun. I shot some video and took a few pictures consecutively, but on different settings. I then uploaded the pictures and noticed lens pentagon and hexagon shapes around the Sun in, various colors, beautiful but nothing unusual. After taking a second look at my own pictures, I noticed this object to the middle left of the Sun. It was small, but in reality was the size of our moon. It was gray, round and very noticeable. The reflections in the first set of pictures were very distinguishable and had no mass; however the "ufo" in question had solid mass. This could be anything from a craft to a planet. My website is Virginia Beach Ufo Quest. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Washington Bright Lights

    EVERETT -- Last evening on July 13, 2011, we had an odd weather with a dark cloud base and rain and half clear and sunny. The rain was moving to the east after 6 PM, when I noticed a very, very bright light moving slowly north. The cloud ceiling was low and the UFO was moving just under them. I watched it for a full 20 minutes it then stopped, and then disappeared. I've been in aerospace/aircraft manufacturing for 37 years and am familiar with just about every type of craft.

    A quick estimate of the distance across the field, from first sight to last is about 300 feet. So, no fixed wing craft can travel that slowly and if it were a helicopter, it would have had to hover and side slip with a powerful light on the nose. No noise was heard from the three to four foot in diameter object. Ten minutes it blinked out as two Navy jets from Whidbey flew over, so "someone" else knew it was there! Thanks to MUFON CMS July 10, 2011

    Yakima -- This video was filmed by my husband on July 10, 2011 at 11:30 PM. We were out overlooking the city when suddenly a "star" rose above the city. It was white at first, and then it stopped moving and started changing colors. We filmed it for quite some time before we decided to turn in for the night which was around 2 am. When we left, it was still there, spinning.

    Note: No bright planets were visible at the time of the sighting in clear skies. It is strange in why the object (light) would be visible for over two hours? Only a short segment of the video is included in this report. Thanks to William Puckett, Director

    Washington Streaking Lights

    Manastash Ridge -- I have attached a photo of what I believe to be a UFO captured at around 1:45 AM on July 3, 2011. Over the last several nights, my husband and I have been seeing several high flying UFOs about 10 PM. We decided to go to Manastash Ridge in Ellensburg to get a better look at the sky. There is a military base between Yakima and Ellensburg so we felt our chances of seeing a UFO were very good because there are many sightings around military bases.

    We arrived at the ridge around midnight and left at 3 AM. We saw 13 shooting stars, and nine "high flyer" UFOs which looked like stars streaking across the sky. We brought our camera, a large telescope and binoculars and compared one star, planet or UFO to other things in the sky to make sure we knew what we were actually looking at. We decided to focus on two "stars" that were changing colors dramatically.

    Between 1:30 and 2:00 AM, we noticed a light rising from behind a mountain ridge which was set back from Ellensburg. It caught our attention because it was extremely low in the sky and changed very vibrant colors.

    Note: A check of astronomical data revealed that no planets were visible at the time of the sighting. Given this scenario it doesn't suggest that the object was associated with military activities. Thanks to William Puckett Director UFOs Northwest

    Worldwide UFO Reports

    Australia Silver Disc

    My name is David Albert Smith; and in the 1960's I was working on top of Mount Tom Price in Northwestern Australia, when one of the guys said, "Look at that! I turned to see a silver object twenty foot long and ten feet deep. It was motionless and within a couple of minutes half the camp was up there looking at it. There were no markings on this object, no windows, no doors, nothing at all. I jumped into my Land Rover and got my camera as did almost every one. I got back to the top of the mountain and the object was still there and I took photos of it until I ran out of film. After a while it started to move slowly. Then it spiraled slowly past our camp staying three feet above the ground. I was following it in my Land Rover and a lot of other vehicles were following. If a vehicle speeded up to overtake the object, it speeded up so no one could get in front of it.

    It flew around Nameless Mountain and out of site. When we arrived at the same spot it started to move forward again heading towards the Hamersly Ranges. It was not a balloon and was situated at the end of our only air strip. If we got close to it; the craft would not let any vehicle get too close to the rear of it. If we got close it would go faster. At the end of the air strip it suddenly went straight up in the airside ways, so fast that within perhaps two seconds it vanished.

    The management made enquiries with the Australian Air Force, and they denied having anything on their radar and they said no. There were no facilities at Mount Tom Price to get film processed, and about two weeks later four black F250's came into Tom Price, with a film development unit. They said they would develop all the films we had at no cost, if they could have copies of the film, it sounded like a good deal so 100% every one took all their films in for development. Three days later when I got my film back there was no UFOs in them.

    A couple weeks later, a dozen students arrived from Perth University were asking questions and I told them the craft was out of sight for five minutes. We decided to go to Mount Nameless where it was out of sight and found three round indentations in the ground that formed the shape off a triangle. Each indentation was three feet across and three inches deep. The students had large bags of Plaster of Paris with them, and made molds off each one and returned to Perth University. We never heard any more about it, but I would not be surprised is those moulds still exist I guess you could only ask the question. Thanks to David A Smith and

    Azores; Portugal Disc

    disc.jpg Praia da Vitoria, Terceira -- Disk shape and sphere shape objects near US military base in the Atlantic Ocean. I am an amateur photographer and usually after dinner when the sun is going down, I go out and take some pictures. It was about 7:30 PM, when I started taking photos. When I finished my sessions, I edited my photos in Photoshop raw format to help obtain more of data from the photo. The object appears above the Sun as a disk shape, doesn't look like a cloud or bird. Below that same object there is another one, a sphere shape object also unidentified; there is a possibility that this second one might be a weather balloon. Photo indicates very small, dark, blurry object. Thanks to Peter Davenport, Director National UFO Reporting Center


    Ignace, Ontario -- I heard no noise on July 17, 2011 at 11 PM, as two orbs hovered in the sky over Agimak Lake in Ignace, Ontario, a hundred miles north of the US border. They came together, then split up and went away in two separate directions. The whole sighting lasted less than two minutes Thanks to William Puckett, Director

    SYDNEY, NS -- On July 17, 2011, I came home from work and noticed an orange light flying at low altitude below the clouds. It was moving rather slowly. I took a video of it. At the very beginning of the video you will see the full moon, which gives you a reference to how bright this unknown light was. It didn't make any noise. The light began to fade shortly after I started filming it, but I got about a minute of it on film. Earlier in the day I noticed a similar light in the same area. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Haiti Dark Flying Object

    Port-au-Prince -- I was walking through the cemetery taking photos of damage from the Earthquake on November 29, 2010. I took a short series of photos and when I looked through them later there was an abnormal object in two photos. The object doesn't line up with any know flight pattern of airplanes in the country. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Germany Multiple Sightings

    Buesum -- On July 9, 2011, I had my latest sighting of a UFO. I had a series over the last couple of years. It was April 22, 2011, at 12.15 hours, shortly after midday, an object suddenly appeared in the sky to the west at 2500 feet altitude. It was rectangular in shape, black and had what seemed to be a large white ball, or blob' at the left side. The only sound was very faint.

    I rushed for my binoculars, and even though taking only about 30 seconds I was too late as the object had disappeared just as quickly as it had arrived. The very same day at 22.45 hours a very large bright white light suddenly appeared, and at the very spot I had last witnessed the object. I quickly had my binoculars trained on the light and it came east in my direction. I was unable to detect any shape due to the power of the bright light. It changed direction going southeast, but only a short distance before ascending diagonally and disappearing totally. The next phase of my report is a star slightly to the east suddenly juddered', or vibrated, just as when an engine is switched on, and then scurried rapidly across the sky going southwest on July 1, 2011, at 00.33 hours. Another star' came into my sight travelling southeast.

    The latest sighting was on July 9, 2011 at 23.15 hours a red light dropped into the airspace from nowhere, became a large, bright orange light. I got my binoculars and shouted to my wife to take a photo as I joined my wife on the balcony, and at one point we were directly underneath it, and as it was not travelling speedily but the photos did not show the orange large and bright, but on the camera; there was nothing.

    These sightings are only the latest going back over a lot of years, especially since January 1998 when living in Hagen, Germany. Mr. John Stewart Patchett

    Iran Winking Object

    Tabriz -- I saw winking object that was flying rapidly from east on July 16, 2011, at 10:23 PM, which seemed as if it is orbiting the earth. The light of that was switching from red to silver alternately. It was moving faster than I could keep track of within a short time. It moved south to east in 20 seconds and when it reached the east the light started to fade. Can it be something like an airplane or it's an UFO. Thanks to Peter Davenport, Director National UFO Reporting Center

    South Africa UFO

    Fishhoek -- On July 17, 2011, around 8 PM, I was looking up at the sky and noticed a bright star moving that was brighter than all the other stars and had a vague little red light with it, like a plane actually. I thought it was a bit high for a plane in that area as I am in Fishhoek on the peninsula. If planes come around there they are too low to land and banking around. It was too bright to be a satellite and being accompanied vaguely by the red glow.

    So I deduced it must be a fighter jet and waited for it to pass over, but it stopped abruptly. So I thought it must be a helicopter, but it was way too high, and moving too fast to stop so abruptly. Then it started moving slowly left, slowly right, making slow little circles by now, I thought an UFO. It must have gone straight up, because it suddenly got smaller and faded in less than two seconds and it was gone.

    Thanks to Paul

    UK/Northern Ireland Disc

    Aughnacloy -- We were out in the garden at midnight on July 17, 2011, with three of us in a tent when my friend outside said,"Oh my God there is a UFO! I looked up and a disc was flying slow and high up with a yellow light at the bottom of the craft. We tried to record it, but our phones couldn't capture it, since it was too high up and too dark. You would have needed a digital camera to capture it. It was not a shooting star. Thanks to Peter Davenport, Director National UFO Reporting Center

    UK/Scotland Sighting above Chemical Plant

    Cheryl Gardnear Strong report on July 16, 2011, in the UFO News. "A minor chemical leak in St Fergus, Scotland, prompted a passerby to snap a few photos last week, it was only later that the eyewitness noticed something odd in the photos. It was a UFO sighting in hindsight. The UFO appeared in a series of photos over the no flying zone terminal before heading southwest.

    Thanks to UFO News.

    UK/England Police Officer Recalls UFO-EBE Encounter -- On July 15 2010 a former police officer only identified as "Nick R reported that while driving along the A10 going home one evening after work a light which was not the moon, orange and oval in shape.

    He then drove into his parking space in Puckeridge (near Hertford England) and went into his flat (apartment) after about 10 minutes he went outside for a cigarette.

    His apartment was on Cambridge Court which backed on to fields.

    He saw in the twilight what he thought were kids messing about. He then saw the orange oval shaped light over the field and quickly realized that the short figures were not "children. Suddenly the three child-like figures and the light disappeared without a trace. The witness lived near Stansted Airport.

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    Un matin, Mark Brazel découvre sur l'une de ses parcelles d'étranges débris. Déconcerté, il appelle le shérif du coin qui préfère confier l'enquête à l'armée. Trois heures plus tard, un communiqué tombe sur les téléscripteurs de la planète : l'US Air Force annonce qu'elle vient de récupérer des morceaux d'un aéronef venu de l'espace, et qui se serait écrasé aux Etats-Unis...Quelques heures plus tard, alors que la nouvelle commence à faire le tour du monde, l'armée américaine se rétracte ; les militaires expliquant qu'en fait, il ne s'agissait que des restes d'un ballon-météo...
    Trop tard, ce qui s'est passé à Roswell ce 3 juillet 1947 est trop mystérieux. Dès lors, tout le monde va voir des soucoupes volantes survoler la planète...

    60 après, la ville du Nouveau Mexique est devenue La Mecque de tous les ufologues. Musée, tee-shirts, mascotte, le business des petits hommes verts tourne à plein régime !

    Mais que s'est il réellement passé dans ce coin des Etats-Unis ? Pour percer ce mystère, l'équipe de "Pièces à conviction" s'est rendue à Washington DC où sont archivés tous les documents déclassifiés relatifs à l'affaire Roswell. En cherchant bien, on découvre également bien d'autres secrets... Car dans la capitale américaine, vit aussi Gerald K Haines, ancien historien en chef de la CIA. L'homme est spécialiste de la guerre froide et des...ovnis et ses révélations sont proprement incroyables. Elles vont nous emmener tout autour de la planète. Dans un voyage aux confins du mystère...

    Les invités :

    Jean-Jacques Velasco
    Ancien responsable du SEPRA Service d'expertise des phénomènes rares atmosphériques (de 1983 à 2004) au CNES

    Jack Krine
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    Pierre Lagrange
    Sociologue des sciences

    Pr Henri Broch
    Professeur de Physique
    Directeur du laboratoire de Zététique à l'université de Nice

    Patrick Hesters
    Journaliste scientifique
    Rédaction nationale France

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    UFOs - The French Connection - Gildas Bourdais LIVE

    Gildas Bourdais is a French UFO and Exoploitics researcher and author of five books including "An Inquiry Into the Existence of Celestial and Cosmic Beings," "Are They Here Already? Extraterrestrials and the Roswell Case," "UFOs: 50 Years of Secrecy" and "UFOs: The Progressive Lifting of Secrecy." He has written articles in English for the MUFON UFO Journal and International UFO Reporter as well as many French publications addressing the UFO and ET subject. He has also written extensively about the historical, mythological and religious dimensions of the extraterrestrial issue.

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    Unsolved Mysteries: Missing Time‬‏

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Robert [S. Norris] and Jeffrey [T. Richelson], Quite Some Roswell Fantasies You Have There Too! Where To Begin, Stan?
    Washington Decoded: Dreamland Fantasies
    "In addition, the author seems to have a strange notion of what constitutes a reliable source. An early indication of her low threshold occurs when she first cites Stanton Friedman, a UFO conspiracy theorist, on the importance of the Roswell Incident. She notes that Friedman was “often referred to by Larry King and others as America’s leading expert on UFOs.” Aside from the fact that any positive reputation Friedman has is apparently restricted to those who believe in UFOs and extraterrestrials, why would any serious author cite appearances with a notoriously credulous entertainer as proof of reliability?"

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.ONTVOERINGEN DOOR BUITENAARDSEN: FANTASIE, BEDROG OF REALITEIT.

    1.   VOORWOORD.

    Aan de hand van tienduizenden verslagen van mensen, die beweerden dat buitenaardse wezens onze planeet bezoeken en een aantal “uitverkoren” personen aan boord nemen van hun ruimteschip om op hen een aantal medische en voorplantingsexperimenten uit te voeren, komen we in een nieuw raadselachtig item van de ufologie terecht.

    Door de “ontvoerde” slachtoffers en sommige onderzoekers zijn dit realistische rapporten, gebaseerd op levensechte ervaringen. Volgens de seculiere wetenschap en de sceptici groeide dit verschijnsel, ondanks  het ongelofelijk karakter van de overtuiging en volgens hen ook bij gebrek aan geloofwaardig, ondersteunend bewijs, snel uit tot een echte mythische cultuur. Als je weet dat volgens een enquête, eind jaren 90’ uitgevoerd in de U.S.A., meer dan 33% van de Amerikanen gelooft dar buitenaardse wezens onze aarde bezoeken in de ufo’s, dan is de echte basis voor een grote discussie gelegd.

    Niettemin blijft het een zeer moeilijk te vatten verhaal… - Harige wezens; humanoïde, mensachtige ufonauten of de algemeen bekende grijze wezens – de Greys - met grote, zwarte ogen bezoeken onze planeet in hun “vliegende schotels”. Het is een vaststaand feit dat actueel ufologen al duizenden goed gedocumenteerde, gedetailleerde verslagen verzamelden over ufo’s, die op Aarde landen, waaruit “inzittenden” stappen en terug in verdwenen. Meer en  meer handelen deze rapporten over mensen, die beweren door deze aliëns één of zelfs meerdere malen ontvoerd te zijn geweest, aan boord gebracht van het ruimteschip, waar ze onderworpen werden aan een medisch onderzoek, om daarna terug op de plaats van hun ontvoering afgezet te worden. Als je bij deze rapporten de overtuiging voegt van sommige ufologen dat in 1947 in Roswell, New-Mexico, USA een vliegende schotel met buitenaardsen neerstortten en door de Amerikaanse overheid geborgen werd – zowel het toestel als de wezens – wordt het verhaal nog fantastischer, maar daardoor ook ongeloofwaardiger. Er zouden zelfs geheime ontmoetingen plaats hebben gevonden met de buitenaardse wezens op de mysterieuze plaats Area 51…

    Dit alles klinkt misschien ook voor jou als een sciencefiction story, maar niettemin blijven vele slachtoffers en onderzoekers overtuigd van de realiteit van deze ontvoeringen. Volgens het wetenschappelijk establishment en de sceptici berust dit “ geloof in ufo’s en buitenaardsen” louter op speculaties, fantasie, bedrog en niet gerechtvaardigde besluitenvorming uit twijfelachtige bewijzen en getuigenissen. En met deze denkwijze over deze ervaringen is de welles-nietes polemiek tussen believers, kritisch onderzoekers en sceptici een feit…



    De beschrijvingen van deze bijzondere ufo-inzittenden of ufonauten variëren nogal en omvatten ook doorzichtige of transparante entiteiten ( soms zelfs met zichtbaar skelet ); grote, logge gloeiende “mannen” met slechts één oog in het midden van hun voorhoofd; vriendelijke “Venusianen” (cf. Adamsky) met lang blond krullend haar; kleine elf-achtige “mensjes”, slechts een paar tientallen centimeter groot. Maar meer dan 4/5 of 80% van de verslagen handelen over de greys of grijze – grijze wezens van 1,20 m à 1,50 m grootte met een groot, kaal hoofd, lange armen en grote schuine, zwarte ogen…

    Daar een kleine  20 % van deze typerende beschrijvingen zo  vreemd en zo absurd klinken, ja tot het geloofwaardigheid te verliezen. Slechts een klein aantal, geduldige onderzoekers waagden een inspanning, zetten alle vrees op zij om al deze idolate, maar toch zo verschillende relazen te verzamelen, te analyseren en te bestuderen.

    Volgens sommige onderzoekers zijn vooral de kinderen de beste getuigen en vele ufo-landingen zijn dan ook het beste en volledigste gedocumenteerd door verslagen van waarnemingen door kinderen. Ik hoor de sceptici onder jullie al luidop denken dat de hoofdreden hiervan ligt aan de fantasierijke en creatieve verbeelding van de kindergeest, die “onbewust” geïndoctrineerd werd door de sciencefiction  strips, tekenfilms en PC- en andere games. De believers reageren daarop dat het net komt door het maagdelijk, openminded denken van kinderen dat ze het ideaal medium vormen voor contactlegging met ufo’s en met de ufonauten. Vele ufo-ontvoerden bezeren immers dat het eerste contact al plaatsvond in hun prille jeugd – 4 à 5 jaar oud – dat ze door de buitenaardsen een eerste maal ontvoerd werden en later nog voor opvolging.


    3.   WIE ZIET ER UFO’S?

    Volgens de sceptici zijn het meestal onbetrouwbare en ongeloofwaardige personen, die ufo’s en ufonauten zien. Als je weet dat niet alleen kinderen maar ook politiemensen, dokters, notarissen, advocaten, astronomen, piloten en andere notabele burgers, ja zelfs meerdere astronauten ontmoetingen met ufo’s  en hun inzittenden rapporteren, dan is enige twijfel bij de voorgaande stellingname van de sceptici wel op zijn plaats.

    Weet jij wat het woord SCEPSIS betekent? Wel scepsis staat voor TWIJFELZUCHT!  Je mag er van uitgaan dat een fanatieke scepticus onder het mom van de bestaande wetenschap alles in twijfel trekt wat niet in zijn dogmatisch referentiekader past. In het boek “WOORDENBOEK VAN DE SCEPTICUS” van Herman BOEL komen zo’n 400 definities, argumenten en kritische artikels aanbod, gaande can acupunctuur tot zombies. Het is een vertaling van “The Skeptic’s Dictionary” van Robert T. Carroll of waar Abraham zijn mosterd haalde, in dit geval BOEL… Ik heb de indruk dat ze alle ideeën verwerpen  welke niet binnen hun wetenschappelijke controlevisie passen. Maar hoe kan je de getuigen niet vertrouwen als ze over ufo’s en ufonauten praten, terwijl ze in het burgerlijk leven instaan voor jouw veiligheid en verdediging? Hoe kan je hun gerapporteerde ervaringen gewoon negeren en wegcijferen als fantasie of zelfs bedrog?

    En ja, over het ufofenomeen werden al duizenden boeken geschreven en toch bestaan er niet zoveel objectieve, kritische en betekenisvolle studies over deze bijzondere ontvoeringgevallen, die door alle partijen aanvaard worden. Kwam het zien van ufo’s en ufonauten – in de volksmond en de media “vliegende schotels en groene marsmannetjes” genoemd – al weinig geloofwaardig en betrouwbaar over bij de media, de seculiere wetenschap en de sceptici, dan moet ik er zeker geen tekening bij maken hoe deze over de specifieke ontvoeringervaringen denken…



    De oorzaak ligt in het feit dat de ufologie nog steeds actief dient te strijden om erkend, om aanvaard te worden als een ernstig studieonderwerp en niet als een lucratieve bezigheidstherapie voor wat amateurs, fantasten en / of aandachtzoekers. De scepticus Paul KURTA schrijft trouwens -  de ufologie is de mythologie van het ruimtevaarttijdperk. In plaats van Engelen en Demonen… hebben wij nu de confrontatie met buitenaardse wezens. De ufologie is een product van de creatieve verbeelding. Ze heeft een poëtische en een existentiële functie. De ufologie is een uitdrukking van een hoger mysterie --- onze hoop op een transcendente betekenis. De goden van de Olympus zijn ruimtereizigers geworden, die ons door on ze dromen naar andere werelden brengen.” Nu zou het niet kunnen dat het verschil in de verhalen over engelen, demonen, trollen, ufonauten, ed. hem enkel verschilt in het referentiekader, waarin het slachtoffer zijn frustrerende en onbekende ervaringen probeert een plaats te geven. Als ik bijvoorbeeld het woord auto gebruik, dan denk jij beslist aan jouw eigen wagen, terwijl aan mijn Opel Astra denk. De ervaring ‘een toestel om je in te verplaatsen’ blijft voor elke persoon hetzelfde, alleen het invullen en beschrijven zal variëren volgens onze eigen leefwereld en eigen referentiekader. Nergens zal je een artikel, een boek of een repliek van een scepticus vinden met opbouwende kritiek over ufologen, of die wat positiefs over ufo’s durft te schrijven. Hun eigen gelijk hebben en betweterij druipt er zo van af.

    De specifieke landingsrapporten  en zeker de ufo-ontvoeringrapporten klinken inderdaad zo absurd, zo weinig geloofwaardig, soms zelfs belachelijke en / of idioot, dat je zelfs als objectieve, ernstige en kritisch ingestelde onderzoeker niet staat te springen om de verslagen te bestuderen. Deze vreemde relazen geven de sceptici alle munitie om gans het ufo-verschijnsel als een fabeltje, een fantasie of louter als bedrog voor te stellen. Je kan je dus wel voorstellen dat weinig ufologen staan te springen om dit toch bizar, maar vreemd fenomeen te bestuderen. Ze vrezen dat als ze dit studieonderwerp aanvatten, ze zelf als idioot, onbetrouwbaar en ongeloofwaardig afgeschilderd te worden door de sceptici. De vrees dus om hun eigengeloofwaardigheid en deze van de ufologie in het algemeen op het spel te zetten en nog meer schade te berokkenen, weerhoudt de meeste “ernstige” onderzoekers om dit onderwerp ernstig te onderzoeken en te bestuderen. Ze lieten / laten dit item liever links liggen omdat ze uit ervaring weten op welke slinkse en achterbakse wijze sommige sceptici bepaalde ufologen in de media afmaakten door hen publiek belachelijk te maken of voor PIPO te verslijten.

    Niettemin stel ik de laatste decennia en vooral sinds de opkomst van het internetgebruik vast dat meer en meer ufologen en waarnemers nu publiek hun visie durven te geven over dergelijke onderwerpen. Ze hebben lak aan de sceptici en op bepaalde sites, gaan ze hen  op dezelfde wijze behandelen, zoals dat vroeger met hen gebeurde. Vroeger had een onderzoeker de media nodig om zijn vaststellingen of de resultaten van zijn research bekent te maken. De dag van vandaag kan je op verschillende sites en blog  van het internet terecht om jouw mening op een eerlijke manier te verwoorden. Met eerlijk bedoel ik vooral dat vroeger de journalisten hun creatieve vrijheid in het verwoorden van een gesprek durfden te gebruiken en je soms woorden in de mond te leggen, die je nooit uitgesproken had. Door deze ontstane vrijheid van denken en handelen konden meer en meer ufologen rapporten over deze bijzondere landingsgevallen en zelfs over de ufo-ontvoeringgevallen terugvinden en zelfs publiceren op een eigen site. Voorbeelden van dergelijke onderzoekers zijn Budd Hopkins, Dr. John Mack, Dr. Jacob Saunders en nog anderen. Dr. John Mack, een Amerikaanse psychiater, verbonden aan de beroemde Harvard Universiteit, waagde het zelfs om na zijn studie van deze specifieke ervaringen de publieke uitspraak te doen dat deze ontvoeringen levensechte ervaringen zijn.

    Geen wonder dat de sceptici en het materialistisch, wetenschappelijk establishment met alle middelen en trucjes probeerden om Dr. Mack in diskrediet te brengen en zelfs probeerden om zijn academische titel en dus financiële steun af te nemen. Gelukkig zijn deze fanatieke betweters daar niet in geslaagd, maar als je de afbrekende kritiek van deze sceptici over Dr. John Mack leest in het vertaalde “Woordenboek voor de scepticus”, dan pas besef je hoe egocentrisch en narcistisch deze personen denken en handelen. Ik vraag me af of de vertaler van de Engelse tekst zelf onderzoek gedaan heeft naar de beweegredenen en de resultaten van John’s studie en verklaringen? Of heeft deze persoon de woorden van de Amerikaanse scepticus gewoon vertaald en als papegaai nagepraat?  Harde woorden vind jij misschien, maar als je in hun artikels, hun commentaren, hun boeken openlijk en koudweg kan lezen, dat John Mack zijn rapporten vrij kon publiceren en iedereen (lees vooral hen!) kon trotseren door zijn academische vrijheid  en onder het recht van de privacy van zijn patiënten en laat het net dat zijn dat ze hem wilden afnemen…

    In het “Woordenboek van de Scepticus” van Herman Boel kan je pagina 332 letterlijk lezen – Hij ( =  John Mack) bevond zich in de positie waar elke bedrieger van droomt: liegen zonder ooit gepakt te kunnen worden” Heeft Boel deze tekst letterlijk uit de  Engelse tekst vertaald en overgenomen, dan vraag ik me af of na-aperij ook wetenschappelijk onderzoek is. Je vindt hier dus een verdoken beschuldiging dat Dr. John Mack een leugenaar en een bedrieger was… je kan tolerant, democratisch en vrijdenkend zijn, maar hoe narcistisch en betweterig moet je zijn, dat je dergelijke, negatieve dingen over een persoon durft te schrijven, die zich niet meer kan verdedigen. Als je verder leest dan maken ze John Mack ook uit voor profiteur, die louter uit financieel winstbejag handelde om zijn boeken te verkopen. Kan je uit dergelijke negatieve uitspraken enig objectief, kritisch en wetenschappelijk onderzoek zien? Handelen ze als volwassen onderzoekers, die opbouwende kritiek leveren? Als dat de enige en echte wetenschappelijke methodologie van de scepticus is – sorry, maar bij dergelijke laag bij de grond handelswijze hou ik een bittere smaak aan over. Ik kan daar echt niet de juiste woorden voor vinden, maar je kan je wel afvragen wie in realiteit de echte leugenaars en bedriegers zijn…

    De struisvogelpolitiek van het materialistische, seculier wetenschappelijk establishment om in kop blijven in het zand te steken als het over ufo’s en ufonauten gaat en het allemaal beschouwen als een doodgewoon aards gebeuren, is een eenvoudige en veilige denkpiste. Het is gewoon het blijven volharden in eigen boosheid om hun axioma’s, hun stellingen, hun doctrines, ed. veilig te stellen. Volgens de sceptische doctrine zelf verwijst hun algemene houding naar die van twijfel en ter discussie stellen. Meestal verwijst het echter naar twijfel en ongeloof in bovennatuurlijke en paranormale fenomenen. Hun negeren van het bestaan van het ufofenomeen in zijn totaliteit heeft niet tot gevolg gehad dat er geen ufowaarnemingen meer plaatsvonden en geen meldingen meer gebeuren. Integendeel, het ufo-verschijnsel blijft gestadig verder groeien in zijn complexiteit; meer een meer mensen raken overtuigd van de echtheid van ufo’s. Het internet met Google vormt een gepast medium om informatie op te zoeken en tevens ufologen op te zoeken, die willen luisteren naar hun ervaringen zonder deze vooraf als onzin te beschouwen. Het enige wat de getuigen vragen is respect voor hun privacy, de waarneming héél discreet te behandelen, want de wereld, hun omgeving, ja zelfs hun familie en vrienden zijn vaak dermate gebrainwasht door de media en de sceptici dat ze zelfs daar hun verhaal niet kwijt aan raken zonder het gevaar belachelijk gemaakt te worden, of erger… Erg toch, niet, want geloof me vrij al deze slachtoffers zijn geen gekken! Als zelfs de sceptici durven te schrijven dat als deze personen zo geen bizarre verhalen zouden vertellen, ze best geloofwaardig en betrouwbaar zijn, dan weet je dat dat gewone mensen zijn, zoals jij en ik, die dergelijke ervaringen melden. Waarom kunnen deze vreemde ervaringen niet ernstig onderzocht worden? Zelfs als later uit het onderzoek zou blijken dat de ervaringen niet aan ET te wijten is, dan nog werden deze mensen geholpen, niet?



    Het begon allemaal op 24 juni 1947 toen de Amerikaan Kenneth Arnold verklaarde dat hij tijdens zijn vlucht in de buurt van Mount-Rainier negen “vliegende ruimtevaartuigen” in de vorm van een halve maan had zien vliegen in een onregelmatige formatie en tegen ongelofelijke snelheden. Ze deden hem denken aan “schotels, die over het water stuiteren”. Zo werd de naam “vliegende schotels” geboren, die de media gretig overnamen. In een paar weken tijd volgden er in de USA honderden meldingen van mensen, die beweerden dat ze die “vliegende schotels” gezien hadden. Je kan dit het best vergelijken met wat er in 1989/1990 gebeurde in België na de waarneming van een “driehoek” boven Eupen door twee rijkswachters. Deze melding kreeg veel aandacht van de media en na deze melding liepen er bij de Brusselse, Franstalige UFO-groep SOBEPS honderden meldingen binnen… of hoe de media een UFO-flap kunnen in de hand werken.

    Het feit dat een hoog percentage waarnemingen van ufo’s en ufonauten (cf. the Greys) in vrij hoge mate overeenstemmen met de standardbeschrijvingen is voor sommige onderzoekers het bewijs dat de waarnemers echte ervaringen meemaakten. De sceptici daarentegen beweren dat de “getuigen” dezelfde dingen zien en beschrijven om geloofwaardig over te komen bij de onderzoekers. Volgens hen is het zeker dat de waarnemers zien wat ze zien om primo te voldoen aan hun eigen verwachtingen, die gebaseerd zijn op de bekende, stereotypes en secundo om dus eveneens te voldoen aan de verwachtingen van de onderzoekers. De sceptici gaan zelfs zover, dat als je het uit dit perspectief bekijkt, je volgens hen de ufowaarnemingen en de buitenaardsen het beste kan vergelijken met het zien van Sinterklaas…

    Ik krijg meer en meer de indruk dat de hypocrisie en betweterij bij de fanatieke sceptici  de bovenhand haalt. Voor de “metaalachtige, zilvergrijze” daglichtschotels of de  nachtelijke lichten kan ik hun nog enigszins begrijpen, want de onderzoekers kunnen +/- 90% van alle meldingen verklaren als misinterpretaties van bekende natuurlijke of artificiële objecten, zoals weerballons, vliegtuigen, Thaïse ballons, ed of voor ons nog onbekende natuurfenomenen, zoals bolbliksems, ST.Elmusvuur, aardbevingslichten, plasma’s, ed.

    Deze uitleg gaat echter niet meer op voor de “close encounters” en als je over ufonauten, humanoïden of ufo-ontvoeringen spreekt; verkeerde interpretaties gelden niet in deze gevallen. Alle landing- en ontvoeringgevallen als speculaties, fantasie, bedrog en ongegronde gevolgtrekkingen van twijfelachtige bewijzen en getuigenis verklaren, zoals de sceptici en het wetenschappelijk establishment dit doet, is even gek als beweren dat de Amerikanen nooit op de maan landden of dat “zwarte gaten” in de ruimte niet bestaan… Al deze getuigenverhalen negeren, zoals de sceptici doen, is volgens mijn persoonlijke mening te enggeestig; is onderzoek doen met oogkleppen op en zelfs laag bij de grond als je door dit negeren je eigen gelijk probeert te halen. Niettemin dien je als onderzoeker terughoudend en kritisch te zijn in je research naar dergelijke, delicate studieonderwerpen, zolang je objectief en openminded van geest werkt zonder de sceptische oogkleppen op. Er van uit gaan dat alles op aardse wijze te verklaren valt en alle bewijzen en getuigenissen in die optie verdraaien is geen wetenschappelijke methodologie...

    De gevolgen van het steeds maar blijven negeren van deze ufo-ervaringen lijkt mij gevaarlijk en het risico bestaat dat je met het badwater ook de baby wegkiept… Is het enkel grootheidswaanzin en narcisme, die verhinderen dat de fanatieke sceptici en de seculiere, materialistische wetenschappers weigeren om het ufofenomeen in al zijn facetten ernstig te nemen? Of is het gewoon onkunde en twijfelzucht over alles en nog wat, dat hun eigen leefwereldje in gevaar kan brengen? Immers voor hen blijft het absoluut onmogelijk en ondenkbaar dat ufo’s en buitenaardsen ons luchtruim zouden kunnen schenden. Ze willen we geloven in het bestaan van intelligent leven in de onbegrensde kosmos, maar neen, die kunnen door die onoverbrugbare afstanden onmogelijk tot bij ons geraken. Maar als je A zegt, moet je ook B durven zeggen… Als je ervan uit gaat dat er nog intelligent leven buiten onze planeet bestaat, dien je er ook rekening mee te houden dat die vroeg of laat – verleden, heden en toekomst – over de mogelijkheid beschikken om onze aarde te bezoeken!

    Nee, zij schrijven al die getuigenissen liever toe aan “fantay proned people” of mensen met een rijke , creatieve verbeelding. Maar als die getuigen toch zo’n rijke fantasie bezitten, waarom beschrijven ze dan veelal dezelfde objecten, dezelfde wezens en dezelfde ervaringen?



    Ondanks het feit dat dat ik mij vrank en vrij over dit bizar item van het ufofenomeen durf uit te spreken, moet ik objectief gezien toegeven dat ook ik het moeilijk heb om al deze vreemde getuigenissen als echte ervaringen te zien. De hamvraag blijft niettemin “ waarom blijven mensen dergelijke ervaringen melden?”, zelfs met de angst om belachelijk gemaakt te worden of voor gek verklaard. Nochtans zit deze vrees er bij de getuigen diep in, want meestal vragen de melders van ufowaarnemingen om hun melding discreet te behandelen en hun identiteit niet bekend te maken of vrij te geven. Ze durven in veel gevallen hun verhaal zelfs niet kwijt aan familie, kennissen en vrienden! Je ziet welk “goed werk” de sceptici en de media geleverd hebben om het ufofenomeen zo belachelijk en gek mogelijk voor te stellen! Maar dien je als onderzoeker niet open te staan om mensen hun relaas te laten doen; hen een beetje houvast te geven bij deze vreemde ervaringen, die ze melden, zodat ze niet alleen staan in hun ervaringen en hun zoektocht naar de waarheid achter deze gebeurtenissen? Hen vooraf voor gek of niet goed bij het verstand zijn, als bedriegers of leugenaars uitmaken, is zeker geen positieve methode om deze “slachtoffers van een bizarre ervaring“ te helpen! Bij het gerecht is iemand onschuldig, tot het tegendeel bewezen wordt! Zijn wij als onderzoeker niet verplicht bij deze mensen dezelfde logica toe te passen? Indien later na een grondig onderzoek en analyse zou blijken dat deze ervaringen het resultaat zouden zijn van elektromagnetische pollutie of andere soorten stralingen, zoals GSM-masten, hoogspanningslijnen, energielijnen, onderaardse stromen, rivieren, ed. dan nog heeft de studie ervan een positief resultaat opgeleverd, als je daarmee de slachtoffers kan helpen. De vraag blijft dan nog wel bestaan waarom de getuigen dezelfde objecten, dezelfde wezens en dezelfde ervaringen beschrijven? Als het fantasiebeelden zijn waarom bestaat er dan geen grotere diversiteit? Maar als uit onderzoek zou blijken dat slechts één van de vele tienduizenden ufo-ontvoeringen echt blijkt te zijn, zoals de getuige beschreef, hebben wij dan geen probleem?

    Weet je dat zelfs de sceptici durven toe te geven dat de getuigenissen vaak, ja zelfs altijd gemaakt werden door redelijk normale mensen zonder bijkomende motieven. Ze durven zelfs de verklaren dat als hun verhalen niet zo bizar en vreemd klonken, het zelfs onfatsoenlijk zou zijn om hen te wantrouwen… En toch, begrijpen wie kan, waarom worden de ervaringen van dezelfde personen dan niet ernstig genomen en beter onderzocht door de wetenschap en zelfs door de sceptici?



    Je kan de inspanningen bijna op je hand tellen, die gekwalificeerde ufologen leverden om deze ontvoeringervaringen uit de massa ufo-rapporten te selecteren en te bestuderen. Aimé MICHEL en Jacques VALLEE (nu USA) uit Frankrijk; Gordon CREIGHTON, later Charles BOWEN, Hilary EVANS en Jenny RANDLES uit Groot-Brittannië; in de USA hat je Coral en Jim LORENZEN, Ivan SANDERSON, John KEEL, Budd HOPKINS, Jacobs SAUNDERS en Dr. John MACK; in Nederland had je Hans VAN KAMPEN met zijn boek “De Gezanten van Hyperion” en de therapeute Hilda MUSCH: zijn de ufologen, die als pioniers het onbekende “land” van de vreemde ervaringen probeerden te doorgronden. Ze zetten hun goede naam, hun faam en geloofwaardigheid op het spel om in de woestijn van de ufologie de over ontvoeringen en het buitenaards karakter van het ufofenomeen te debatteren…

    Zonder veel publiciteit te maken en op een stille manier verzamelde de Amerikaanse onderzoekster Isabelle DAVIS van NICAP de “sporen” van de humanoïde ufonauten. Ironisch gezien waren de eerste reacties van NICAP om deze ontvoeringgevallen gewoon te negeren en er verder geen aandacht aan te besteden. Omdat ze al meer dan 12 jaar strijd leverden tegen de media, tegen de wetenschap en vooral tegen de sceptici om de geloofwaardigheid en de betrouwbaarheid van de ufo-getuigen te bewijzen, leek het hen beter om alle landingsgevallen gewoon te verwerpen. Verhalen over vreemde, grijze wezens met grote schuine zwarte ogen en / of absurde humanoïden, die mensen ontvoerden om medische en voortplantingsexperimenten op uit te voeren, leek van het goede teveel en pasten niet in hun kader om de geloofwaardigheid van de ufologie te laten erkennen.

    Uit schrik om belachelijk gemaakt te worden, naïef, ongeloofwaardig en onbetrouwbaar over te komen duizenden landings- en ontvoeringgevallen bestaan. Misschien net omdat veel van deze bijzondere gevallen het populair lijken te bevestigen dat ufo’s “vliegende schotels “ zijn, het product van een buitenaardse spits-technologische super-beschaving uit de ruimte lijken te bevestigen, laten sommige onderzoekers nog ruimte om ze te aanvaarden…

    Actueel, als je heel voorzichtig en kritisch slachtoffers van ontvoeringen door aliëns ondervraagt, eventueel door gebruikt te maken van regressieve  hypnose, de leugendetector, ed., zoals thans bij de huidige meldingen gebeurt, lijkt het er sterk op dat ufo’s een echt subjectief verschijnsel zijn, dat deel uitmaakt van een groter geheel van psychische fenomenen. Misschien speelt de sociologische achtergrond van de getuigen één rol. Maar het is feit dat een getuige, wanneer hij een vreemde waarneming meldt, er direct aan toevoegt primo om zijn melding in alle discretie te behandelen en secundo dar hij / zij niets gedronken heeft, noch gerookt, noch specifieke medicatie slikt.. Hoe zou het toch komen dat mensen, die hulp zoeken zo op hun hoede zijn en zelfs angst hebben om hun ervaring te melden. Indien dit de wens was van de sceptici, dan hebben ze hun doel bereikt. Maar hebben wij niet de morele plicht om dergelijke “slachtoffers” op zijn minst hulp aan te bieden, in eerste instantie hun relaas ernstig te nemen en proberen een voor iedereen aanvaardbare verklaring te vinden? Enkel dan creëert je als onderzoeker een win-winsituatie!



    Bij de meeste landingsgevallen lijken de ufo-entiteiten zich aals idioten te gedragen, dieren of breinloze robotten van één of andere soort. Bij de ufo-ontvoeringen reageren de wezens of de Greys dan weer  alert, doelbewust en doelgericht, meestal als “gevoelloze” onderzoekers, die een specifiek experiment uitvoeren met en op hun labo-dier, de mens. Vele ontvoerden beklemtonen tijdens de beschrijving van hun ervaring(en), dat ze de indruk hadden dat de entiteiten deel uitmaakten van een groter geheel en dat ze meestal een complementair deel leken te zijn van een grotere levensvorm.

    In 1954 kennen wij de eerste, wereldwijde ufo-golf met vele landingsgevallen in Frankrijk, Italië en Zuid-Amerika. De eerst Belgische foto van een UFO dateert eveneens van 1954, werd boven namen gefotografeerd en komt dus ook overeen met deze periode, net als de waarneming van ufo’s boven Lotenhulle in 1955.

    De Franse schrijver Jacques VALLEE verzamelde 200 rapporten over landingsgevallen van 1954 en bestudeerde deze heel systematisch. In 8 van de 200 gevallen of 4% verklaarden de getuigen dat de ufonauten kleien mannen of reuzen waren, volledig of deels bedekt met haren. Bij meer dan 75% van de gevallen, verklaarden de getuigen dat ze “verlamd” waren en “totaal machteloos om zich te bewegen” in de aanwezigheid van de wezens. Nog ongeloofwaardiger en merkwaardiger klinkt de vaststelling dat het aantal fysische (= medische) implicaties van deze nabije ontmoetingen op de getuigen nauwelijks of nooit ernstig genomen werden en verder grondig bestudeerd, ondanks het feit dat er duizenden gevallen bestaan van mensen, die beweren dat ufonauten hen ontvoerden..

    Ook in 1954 werelden er al veel grijsachtige, niet menselijke BEMS ( = Big Eyes Monsters, Grote Insectogige monsters) gesignaleerd. In zijn boek ”Pasport to Magonia” somt VALLEE honderden landingsgevallen op, gespreid over een periode van de laatste eeuwen op. Inderdaad, dit soort gebeurtenissen lijkt zich al heel lang voort te doen, eerst héél onopvallend. Blijkbaar speelden deze bijzondere ontmoetingen met vreemde entiteiten zich doorheen de ganse geschiedenis van de mensheid af. Vele geschriften en legenden uit de Oudheid lijken dit alleen maar te bevestigen. Alleen evolueert de beschrijving van de vreemde entiteiten voor het tijdskader, waarin de gebeurtenissen plaatsvinden. Zo evolueert de benaming, die de slachtoffers aan deze wezens geven van goden, dwergen, engelen, demonen, in ons ruimtetijdperk spreken de “ontvoerden” over buitenaardsen…

    Andere wereldwijde ufo-flaps situeerden zich in 1896/1897, in 1905 en 1909 door de waarneming van vreemde, zeppelinachtige luchtschepen. Door de analyse van deze historische gevallen kwam één van de karakteristieken van de ufo’s aan het licht. De ufo-onderzoekers stelden vast dat de inzittenden van deze luchtschepen ordinaire spullen verzamelden tijdens hun aardse vlucht en die later op de landingsplaats achterlieten zoals het uitwerpen van dagbladen, schoenen en zelfs geschilde aardappelen. Deze doodgewone, alledaagse dingen werden aangetroffen na het doorkruisen van ons luchtruim door deze vreemde luchtschepen, net alsof ze wilden ‘aantonen’, dat ze maar van onze planeet afkomstig waren… Toen ook al deze geruchten de ronde over “geheime uitvinders”, die testvluchten uitvoerenden met experimentele toestellen. Ook deze geruchten waren wereldwijd verspreid.

    Het probleem bij deze historische relazen is dat de auteurs niet altijd alle details of karakteristieken van de waarneming weergaven. Waarom? Ofwel hebben ze er gewoon niet aan gedacht om alle details te vermelden of niet alle details opgemerkt; ofwel lieten ze doelbewust sommige details weg om de geloofwaardigheid van hun artikel niet aan te tasten.  De dag van vandaag laten ook de moderne journalisten wel een fantastische details van de actuele ufo-rapporten weg of omschrijven die in hun terminologie of interpretatie, gewoon voor de geloofwaardigheid van hun artikel, ofwel om hun getuigen niet in diskrediet te brengen of erger nog om die belachelijk te maken. Kan jij je voorstellen dat zelfs bij de melding van doodgewoon, vreemd lichtfenomeen de waarnemer ons vraagt om primo hun identiteit niet te onthullen en secundo de ufomelding in alle discretie te behandelen. Gewoon uit vrees om belachelijk gemaakt te worden of voor gek versleten, stellen ze deze eisen, zelfs in 2011! Het ridiculisering- en debunkingproces van de media, de wetenschap en de sceptici heeft blijkbaar zijn doel niet gemist.

    Tijdens de oorlog had je ook meldingen van ‘foo-fighters’ of lichten , die de vliegtuigen begeleiden. Beide partijen dachten dat het om een geheim wapen van de anderen ging. Onlangs kwam nog  aan het licht dat Wiston Churchill vroeg om een “ufomelding” geheim te houden. Onmiddellijk na Wereldoorlog II was er spraken van het zien van ‘Ghost Rockets’, dan vooral boven Scandinavië, maar ze werden ook boven andere Europese landen gezien. De Amerikanen en de Engelsen hebben er zelfs onderzoek naar verricht, maar tot heden weten we nog niet wat dergelijke objecten waren. Eén hypothese was wel dat het om Sovjet-Russische testen ging…

    In het najaar van 1965 manifesteerde zich een ander grote ufo-golf, vooral boven Mexico en de rest van de wereld. Mexicaanse kranten brachten verslag uit van 3 vrouwen van een zuidelijke voorstad van Mexico-City, die beweerden een groep wezens met gloeiende ogen van tenminste 3 m grootte, ontmoet te hebben. Deze vreemde wezens hadden geen zichtbare neus of mond. De drie vrouwen bleven de vreemde wezens niet lang bekijken, want in volle paniek holden ze naar de politie. Later werd in Brazillë ook een paar maal een vreemd wezen gezien. Het zou er zelfs gevangen genomen zijn…

    Eind 1989 begin 1990 deed zich in België één van de beroemdste Ufo-flap voor, namelijk de waarneming van de onbekende driehoekvorm. Na de eerste waarneming nabij Eupen door twee rijkswachters en de grote media-aandacht volgden er nog honderden waarneming. Zelfs de Belgische luchtmacht raakte er bij betrokken, zond een paar keer een paar F16’s de lucht in na een waarneming… Tot op heden verklaren de mensen van de luchtmacht dat deze waarneming nog steeds onbekend is!

    In Zuid-Amerika was er vanaf 1992 ook sprake van de Chupacabra of geitenzuiger dat is een wezen dat door getuigen wordt omschreven met twee rode ogen, twee gaten voor neusgaten, een mond met tanden uitstekende boven en naar beneden en zou worden bedekt met zwarte haren. Volgens sommige lijkt het op een vleermuis of op de vermeende alien uit de Roswellincident . Het maakt deel uit van de populaire cultuur in heel Latijns-Amerika, inclusief Mexico en het eiland Puerto-Rico. Het dier voedde zich door het zuigen van het bloed van boerderijdieren, zoals geiten of koeien door het maken van een perfect rond gat in de nek  en door het raken van de kleine hersenen doodde het het dier zonder geen pijn. Het kreeg daarom ook de naam geitenzuiger.

    Begin 1996, Varginha, Brazilië. Over een periode van verschillende weken worden minstens twee, misschien wel zes, buitenaardse wezens gevangenen genomen of gedood en overgedragen aan de Amerikaanse overheid. Mogelijk is er ook een ufo gecrasht. Ooggetuigen beschrijven de buitenaardse wezens als mensachtigen, met een lengte van 90 tot 120 centimeter. Ze hebben een donkerbruine, haarloze huid, grote driehoekige hoofden met daarop drie korte hoorns en gigantische rode ogen die verticaal ovaal zijn. Op 20 januari 1996 nemen militaire strijdkrachten in Brazilië twee buitenaardse levende wezens gevangen. De 'vangst' gebeurde in de nabijheid van Varginha, State of Minas Gerais, centraal Brazilië. Dit feitelijk gegeven wordt aanzien als één van de meest gewichtige zaken ooit die in dit land, en waarschijnlijk de hele wereld, dat geregistreerd werd. De militaire autoriteiten trachten alle details van deze bergingsoperatie geheim te houden, maar dankzij het speurwerk van Dr. Ubiraja Franco Rodrigues en Vitorio Paccaccini, die in de omgeving woont en een respectvol en toegewijde onderzoekers is, lekte er toch informatie uit naar de ufologen.

    Zoals je zelf kan lezen, duiken periodiek nog wel eens vreemde verhalen op, die een eigen leven gaan leiden, zeker als de media er alle aandacht aan besteden… Je begrijpt dus zelf wel dat je als ernstige, objectieve en kritische onderzoeker echt met open geest onderzoek dient te verrichten naar deze verhalen en echt op je hoede blijven. De vraag blijft, waarom blijven mensen dergelijke bizarre verhalen vertellen?



    De meeste ufologen negeerden decennia lang dergelijke rapporten door ze niet te publiceren in hun tijdschriften, of ze probeerden ze weg te cijferen als speculatieve onzin vaak vreemder dan de originele rapporten. Bepaalde ufo-onderzoekers gingen zelfs zo ver om in de originele ufo-rapporten, waarin spraken was van abnormaal grote ufonauten, deze weer te geven als “kleine, groene mannen”. Dit aspect van de manipulatie van ufo-verslagen door aanpassing of wijziging van de inhoud van de melding in functie van de verklaring, de theorie of de visie, die een ufoloog aan een bepaalde waarneming wenst te geven, bewijst dat de objectiviteit, eerlijkheid, realiteitszin en fairplay tegenover de waarnemer en zijn getuigenis vaak ver te zoeken is, maar wel een noodzaak bij de studie van het ufofenomeen. Uit ervaring weet ik dat dit nog altijd een actueel probleem is! Bij een specifieke case, die wij mede onderzochten, spraken de getuigen over een ovaalvormig object met een boord van een tiental lichten. Een sceptische mede-onderzoeker, die de stelling aanneemt – het zal wel een vliegtuig zijn , want het licht op de landingsroute voor de luchthaven voor vliegtuigen – vermindert het aantal lichten tot een tweetal… Onze onderzoeker van BUFON – een ingenieur op rust met jaren onderzoekservaring - had een afwijking vastgesteld in het elektromagnetisch veld tijdens het tijdstip van de waarneming, met zijn zelfgebouwde meetinstrumenten. Om deze afwijking “weg te toveren” probeert hij nu onze onderzoeker bij zijn mede, sceptische collega’s als onbetrouwbaar te laten overkomen, gezien hij niet al zijn vragen over de meetinstrumenten zou beantwoord hebben… ( Misschien snapte hij wel niet de uitleg van een ingenieur, niet?) Al bij al het maakt het samenwerken tussen collega’s met een andere visie en die een ander doe nastreven dan een objectief onderzoek en niet gemakkelijker op.

    Zo kan ik nog bladzijden schrijven over onderzoekers, die deze vreemde ontvoeringgevallen bestuderen en anderen, die proberen deze belachelijk te maken of voor nonsens te verklaren… Het onderwerp is actueel bespreekbaarder geworden en met het internet is er de ruimte om zijn ervaringen anoniem te slijten, veel ruimer geworden. De slachtoffers kunnen zich zelf groeperen via sommige sites en onderling over gedachten wisselen over hun vaak pijnlijke ervaringen. Gedeelde smart is halve smart…

    De sceptici vergelijken de ontvoerden met de mystici uit vroegere eeuwen, want beiden geloven dat ze iets ervaren hebben, dat aan anderen ontzegd wordt; ze zijn zogenaamd uitverkoren. Het enige bewijs van hun ervaring is hun geloof dat het gebeurde en het relaas dat ze er aan geven: dat is de stelling van de sceptici…

    Volgens deze twijfelaars is het feit dat mystieke ervaringen, net zoals de ontvoeringverhalen, op overeenkomstige manieren wordt beschreven door de mystici in verschillende lande en tijdsperioden, geen bewijs voor de echtheid van hun ervaringen. Volgens hen lijkt de overeenkomst eerder in de gelijkvormigheid van de menselijke ervaring, namelijk elke cultuur kent geboorte, seks en dood…

    Volgens de bronnen van de sceptici lijken deze ontvoeringen door ufonauten niet allee op mystici, maar ook op de middeleeuwse kloosterlingen, die geloofden dat ze verleid waren door de duivels en er seks meehadden; ook op de vrouwen uit het oude Hellas, die dachten dat ze seks gehad hadden met dieren en op de vrouwen in latere millennia, die geloofden dat er heksen waren. De therapeuten van de ontvoerder van nu, zijn de priesters van toen, die de waanvoorstellingen niet er discussie stelden, maar ze aanmoedigden, koesterden en ze deden er alles aan om deze verhalen te laten aanvaarden. De sceptici vergeten er echter bij te vermelden dat de historische slachtoffers van demonen en de heksen hun bekentenis vaak via de folteringen van de toevallige wetenschappelijker en kerkelijk inquisitie deden en vaak ook onschuldige kennissen tot lotgenoten maakten en een gruwelijke dood door verdrinking of op de brandstapel stierven. Gelukkig kan die “inquisitie” de huidige ontvoerden door ufonauten niet fysisch veroordelen tot de dood, maar niettemin proberen ze deden personen psychisch klein te krijgen… Ze stellen de ervaringen van deze personen dan ook voor als waanideeën; als “wishfull thinking”; als bedrog; ja, zelfs als geïmplementeerde verhalen door frauduleuze therapeuten of onderzoekers! Ze gaan zelfs nog verder door te spreken over bepaalde, psychiatrische stoornissen, die gekenmerkt worden door waanideeën. Je ziet zelf, alle middelen zijn goed voor hen om deze bizarre ervaringen te vernietigen, door het wegnemen van de geloofwaardigheid en betrouwbaarheid van getuigen en onderzoekers…

    De littekens, die sommige slachtoffers verklaren opgelopen te hebben tijdens hun ontvoering, en de implantaten, die bij sommige ontvoerden operatief verwijderd werden, doen ze gewoon af als fysische letsels van gewone aardse ervaringen en dingen. Ook de implantaten worden door de sceptici minachtend en op systematische wijze verworpen als gewone aardse dingen…

    Als je de houding en de reactie leest van de media, van de sceptici, van de seculiere, materialistische wetenschap over ufo’s, over ufo-ontvoeringen en andere esoterische onderwerpen, is het niet verwonderlijk dat alle getuigen huiverig staan om tegenover de “publieke inquisitie” te staan met hun waarneming en / of ervaring.

    Het doel van een sceptische onderzoeker blijft sowieso om een aardse, doodgewone verklaring te vinden voor alle vreemde fenomenen en / of ervaringen en niet zo zeer om een afdoende verklaring te vinden, aanvaardbaar voor alle partijen voor de bizarre ervaring, zodat een win-winsituatie ontstaat voor iedereen. Uiteindelijk wille ze enkel hun doctrines en axioma’s als evangelie verkondigen en laten erkennen door de grote massa. Ze verwerpen alles wat in strijd met hun visie. De onderzoekers, die echt proberen om een logische verklaring te vinden voor deze ervaringen, ongeacht de origine, en zo het slachtoffer te helpen, zijn voor hen enkel fraudeurs en charlatans. Maar wie heeft in feite een psychiatrische aandoening met waanideeën en een behandeling nodig: het slachtoffer van een vreemde ontvoeringervaring en zijn onderzoeker / therapeut, die de ontvoerder tracht te helpen of de gefrustreerde, sceptische onderzoeker, die aan alles en nog wat twijfel?


    10.              Besluit.

    In dit artikel heb ik misschien harde woorden gesproken over een scepticus, maar lees het boek “Woordenboek voor een Scepticus” en je begrijpt best wat ik bedoel. Ik heb persoonlijk niets tegen kritisch en objectief onderzoek, zolang het met open geest gebeurt en niet dat je begint met een verklaring en alles karakteristieken van een melding daarin doet passen, soms door het weglaten van belangrijke details.

    Ik heb respect en begrip voor alle onderzoeker, ongeacht hun visie, zolang ze hun onderzoek eerlijk en fair doen en aan opbouwende kritiek doen. De tijd dat de believers en de kritische onderzoekers zich moesten laten kleineren en geen verhaal konden halen via de geïndoctrineerde media is gelukkig voorbij. Via het internet en diverse site en blogs kan iedereen nu zijn verhaal kwijt zonder gevaar dat hij / zij belachelijk gemaakt wordt.

    De twijfelaars, die op alle mogelijke manieren proberen de hoop bij de gewone, normale mensen weg te nemen, spelen in mijn ogen een vuil spel. Acupunctuur, een Chinese manier om het lichaam en geest te genezen, bestaat al duizenden jaren voor onze klassieke geneeskunde… Homeopathie breken zij af als een placebo-middel of –effect, terwijl zij vergeten te vermelden dat enkele eeuwen geleden, de “artsen” de patiënten probeerden te genezen met middelen, gemaakt van kruiden… Zo kan ik nog wel wat verder gaan, maar dit gewoon om aan te geven waarom ik liever als een “hoopvolle believer” wil gezien worden dan een “gefrustreerde, levenloze scepticus”.

    Toch blijf ik hopen dat we vroeg of laat een gulden middenweg kunnen vinden, waardoor we al deze vreemde, esoterische fenomenen Samen kunnen bestuderen, analyseren en een voor iedereen logische, aanvaardbare oplossing te vinden. Maar bestaat Utopia wel? Of is dat ook weer zo’n waanidee…





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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.NA MEER DAN 60 JAAR UFO-ONDERZOEK: NOG STEEDS ANGST VOOR DE KILLE WAARHEID!
    Er volgt weer een deel uit het rapport :  na meer dan  60 jaar ufo-onderzoek : nog steeds angst voor de waarheid = deel 3 en hieronder volgt ook deel 4

    3.2.2.  PROJECT GRUDGE

    Met de initiatie van Project GRUDGE, schreef RUPPELT in 1956, begonnen de “DARK AGES” van de UFO-studie van de luchtmacht. De onderzoekers van GRUDGE analyseerden de UFO-rapporten nu met als standpunt dat UFO’s niet bestaan konden. Het is toch allemaak maar verbeelding, illusies, vervalsingen,... Om het even wat je ziet, geloof je ogen niet!

    Aangezien de stafchef Generaal Hoyt S. VANDENBERG de situatieschets van SIGN verworpen had, werd het project overgenomen door medewerkers, die er van overtuigd waren dat ze alle UFO-meldingen met conventionele oplossingen zouden kunnen verklaren. De plannen om de onderzoeksteams uit te breiden, werden opgeborgen. Het studieproject degradeerde tot een algemene functie van de inlichtingendiensten van de luchtmacht. De naamsverandering van SIGN naar GRUDGE was nodig overeenkomstig het klassificatie-codewoord 2A ‘TOP SECRET. Al dan niet was de overtreding van de veiligheid de werkelijke reden om het project anders te noemen. GRUDGE weerspiegelde de nieuwe houding van de luchtmacht ten opzichte van het UFO-verschijnsel. Alle UFO-rapporten evalueerden tot het begrip van verkeerde interpretaties van natuurlijke verschijnselen. De luchtmacht nam als doelstelling aan om alle UFO-meldingen te verklaren. De verklaringen van hun public-relations inzake specifieke UFO-gevallen kwam weinig of niet overeen met de werkelijke feiten van deze waarnemingen. Indien een UFO-waarneming enkele karakteristieken vertoonde van een vliegtuig of een weerballon, werd deze waarneming in een volgende persbulletin direct verklaard als een vliegtuig of een weerballon. Kapitein RUPPELT replikeerde enkele jaren later de beschuldigingen dat deze “grove borstel”- methodologie - weerleggingen deel uitmaakten van een groter internationaal rookgordijnenproject om de reële feiten te verbergen door verwarring te stichten. Hij zei hetvolgende:” Dit is niet waar, er was eerder een gebrek aan coördinatie. Maar had de luchtmacht werkelijk geprobeerd om verwarring te stichten, dan had ze geen betere job kunnen afleveren!” De publieke overtuiging van de bekwaamheid of de onwil van de luchtmacht om het probleem op te lossen ebde geleidelijk weg in 1949. In elk geval GRUDGE werkte samen met de journalist Sidney SHALLETT, die een tweedelig artikel over UFO’s schreef in de wijd verspreide “Saturday Evening Post” op 30 april en 7 mei 1949. Hij schreef dat “vliegende schotels” meer te maken had met verkeerde waarnemingen, vervalsingen en lichtgelovigheid dan met interplanetaire bezoekers. Volgens Shalett geloofde geen enkel persoon, die een beetje gezag had bij de luchtmacht in vliegende schotels, laat staan in buitenaarde bezoekers... GRUDGE was ervan overtuigd dat de publikatie van deze artikels, de mensen zou ontmoedigen om vreemde verschijnselen te rapporteren. Jammer genoeg voor het standpunt van de luchtmacht  hadden de bewuste POST-artikels een boomerang-effect. De stukken puilden zo uit van ‘negatieve’ luchtmachtpropaganda, dat het publiek zich begon af te vragen wat de luchtmacht in werkelijkheid probeerde te verbergen...

    Toen een overvloed van meldingen toekwamen enkele dagen na de installatie van project GRUDGE, waren de onderzoekers ervan overtuigd dat dit het gevolg was van deze publikatie. Aangezien de jounalist in zijn artikels aangehaald had, dat sommige meldingen onverklaarbaar bleven, hadden de artikels enkel het geloof in UFO’s gevoed. Een “debunking” persbulletin faalde een paar dagen later om de belangstelling voor UFO’s te temperen. Het maakte de officiële werkgroep enkel verdacht in het verbergen van de waarheid. Dit artikel bevestigde de totale ommekeer van het officieel UFO-onderzoek door gewoon twijfel te zaaien in de geesten van het groot publiek. De hogervermelde krantenartikels waren een typisch schoolvoorbeeld  van de informeringspolitiek van de luchtmacht tegenover het grote publiek voor die periode. “Vertel de wereld dat de Air Force 95% van alle UFO-meldingen verklaarde, maar zwijg over de resterende 5%. Leg de nadruk op de trucage-, vervalsing- en knalpotrapporten. Kan je de data niet verklaren, probeer dan de waarnemer in diskrediet te brengen...” Het is jammer dat de luchtmacht deze politiek bleef aanhouden. In werkelijkheid had ze misschien niets te verbergen, buiten misschien hun eigen onbekwaamheid om alle UFO-meldingen te verklaren. Intussen bereidde ze de afsluiting van hun onderzoek naar vliegende schotels intens voor...

    Met J. Allen HYNEK, een astronoom  van de staatsuniversiteit van OHIO en toen een felle UFO-scepticus, als raadgever wilde GRUDGE een wetenschappelijke kader geven aan het onderzoek van de meldingen. GRUDGE opzet bleef wel om alle meldingen op een “aardse” manier te verklaren. Tegen eind augustus 1949 stelden ze een 600 bladzijde- tellend rapport op (Technical Report No. 102-Ac 49/15 – 100, als “secret” geklasseerd), waarin ze 244 UFO-waarnemingen bespraken. Het rapport gaf toe dat ze voor 23% van de meldingen geen afdoende verklaring konden geven, “maar er waren voldoende psychologische verklaringen voor de rapporten van UFO’s, die niet anders kunnen verklaard worden... ER is nergens bewijs dat de gerapporteerde objecten het resultaat zijn van de technologie van een vreemde mogendheid en dus vormen ze geen direct gevaar voor de nationale veiligheid.” Niettemin, vooruitlopend op een later zorgenkind van het door de CIA gesteund ROBERTSON PANEL, irriteerde GRUDGE zich aan het ‘publiek begrip’ over UFO’s; een ‘gevaarlijk’ begrip dat door vijandelijke machten voor psychologische oorlogsvoeringsdoeleinden misbruikt kon worden...

    Het project “adviseerde dat het onderzoek en de studie van UFO-rapporten op een kleinere schaal diende gevoerd te worden”. Ruppelt citeerde dat na deze aanbeveling project GRUDGE tot een periode van bijna gehele inactiviteit afgleed. Op 27 december 1949 kondigde de luchtmacht aan dat ze het project ging afsluiten, ondanks het feit dat ze nog een geklassificeerd onderzoek deden naar een aantal rapporten van ongewone verschijnselen in het luchtruim van New Mexico. Intussen werden de onderzoeksresultaten van GRUDGE opgeborgen in de archieven...

    Ironisch genoeg, terwijl de luchtmacht hun UFO-activiteit uitschakelde, maakte ze hun veiligheidsmaatregelen strenger! Verschillende schrijvers, waaronder een op rust gestelde marine-officier, Majoor Donald KEYHOE, verzochten de luchtmacht om informatie en medewerking om hun artikels van hun tijdschriften te illustreren. Maar de AIR FORCE had er genoeg van! Zelfs toen Keyhoe zich tot de toenmalige luchtmacht deputy-directeur voor informatie, brigade-generaal Sory SMITH wendde, kreeg hij geen gehoor op zijn verzoek. De luchtmacht weigerde kategoriek om nog meer data openbaar te maken dan wat ze vroeger al gedaan hadden; hetgeen al heel miniem was. In het Januarinummer van 1950 van het tijdschrift “TRUE”, toen een algemeen populair magazine voor mannen, schreef Keyhoe een dramatisch artikel, “The Flying Sucers are Real”.  Keyhoe schreef dat “Project Saucer” – spotnaam door het publiek gegeven aan Project GRUDGE – zich enkel als sceptisch voordeed, maar in realiteit wisten ze dat UFO’s van buitenaardse origine waren. Ze wilde dit verwarrende geheim verder verborgen houden voor het grote publiek.

    Vanzelfsprekend kreeg dit artikel enorm veel aandacht in de media en het zou nog jarenlang de populaire publieke opinie over een officiële UFO-cover-up beïnvloeden. Zijn True-artikel groeide zelfs uit tot een bestseller-boek met dezelfde naam. Keyhoe’s theorie bleef: De luchtmacht hield het antwoord op het UFO-raadsel geheim tot de natie voorbereid was op de totale ommekeer van deze oplossing!

    Niettegenstaande de publieke afkondiging, was GRUDGE in het geheel niet dood. Het behield een marginaal bestaan, genoeg om BOB CONSIDINE bij te staan toen hij een UFO-melding onderzocht. In het COSMOPOLITAN januarinummer van 1951 verscheen het resultaat van deze samenwerking. In dit artikel voer CONSIDINE met de steun van GRUDGE, fel uit naar UFO-getuigen. Hij karakteriseerde deze personen als “uitzuigers” en “true believers”.

    Tot de zomer van 1951 bestond GRUDGE nog enkel uit één onderzoeker, namelijk Luitenant Jerry CUMINGS. Alles bleef verbazend rustig, maar de situatie sloeg snel om in september 1951. Dit was het gevolg van een reeks waarnemingen en radaropnames van snelbewegende, onbekende objecten in de omgeving van een legerradar in New-Jersey op 10 september 1951. Dit geval is beter bekend als het MONMOUTH-incident. In Fort Monmouth, New-Jersey, demonstreerde een student-operator een radarconfiguratie  aan  een groep luchtmachtofficieren. Plots toonde het radarscherm een object dat zichtbaar sneller vloog dan een jet. Ongeveer 30 minuten later, meldde een piloot van een T-33 die op 20.000 voet hoogte vloog, dat hij ver beneden zich een dof (matte) zilverkleurig, schotelvormig object zag. Toen  hij omlaag dook om de jacht in te zetten, spoedde het object zich uit zicht en verdween. Later op de dag merkte de radar-operator een ander voorwerp op een hoogte van 31.000 voet, dat traag voortbewoog. De volgende dag worden nog meldingen opgemeten. In verlegenheid gebracht door dit vreemde rapport beval de directeur van de Inlichtingendienst van de luchtmacht in het Pentagon, Majoor-Generaal C. P. CABELL aan Luitenant CUMMINGS en Luitenant-Kolonel N. R. ROSENGARTEN, chef van de A.T.I.C. om onmiddellijk een onderzoek te starten. Zij waren een daglang op de waarnemingsplaats, waar ze alle getuigen ondervroegen. Zij rapporteerden direct aan CABEL in het Pentagon.

    Daar aangekomen kwamen Cummings en Rosengarten in een meeting terecht, die al volop bezig was. Hier konden ze vrij hun frustraties uiten over de actuele onderzoekstoestand van GRUDGE. Een verontwaardigde CABELL, die voelde dat de vorige officieren van GRUDGE gelogen hadden en gezien het feit dat er geen afdoende verklaring gevonden werd voor de laatste frustrerende waarnemingen, beval hij een nieuw en meer open-minded benadering van het UFO-onderzoek aan. Andere aanwezige hoge rang officieren en twee vertegenwoordigers van de “Republic Aircraft” gingen akkoord met de veranderingen in het onderzoek. Toen Cummings en Rosengarten terug naar A.T.I.C. in Wright-Patterson gezonden werden, hadden ze de duidelijk opdracht om het UFO-project GRUDGE grondig te reorganiseren.

    Cummings dagen bij de luchtmacht waren geteld... Niettemin van zodra hij het legerleven vaarwel zei, keerde hij direct terug naar het Calefornisch Instituut voor Technologie (C.I.T.) om actief mee te werken aan een ander geklassificeerd overheidsproject. Rosengarten vroeg aan kapitein RUPPELT, een inlichtingenofficier bij A.T.I.C. in Wright-Patterson om GRUDGE te reorganiseren.

    RUPPELT zette een archiefkast op met alle GRUDGE- en SIGN-rapporten en denodige referenties. Hij verzamelde een staf rond zich, bestaande uit individuen die geen onwrikbare mening over het UFO-fenomeen hadden en die de rapporten bijgevolg op een logische en objectieve wijze konden benaderen en beoordelen in functie van hun verdiensten. Hij zei later zelfs: “Ik moest 3 personen doorsturen omdat ze te pro of te con waren”. 

    Ze begonnen actief te werken in december 1952 en de leden van de staf bereidden regelmatig status-rapporten voor, die ongeveer eens per maand uitgegeven werden.  Vier van deze verschenen nog in de overblijvende GRUDGE-periode; de eerste drie kregen als veiligheidscode “Confidential”, het laatste “SECRET”...

    Terwijl ze hun werk verderzetten met HYNEK als wetenschappelijke raadgever, stelde de nieuwe staf van GRUDGE een gestandaardiseerde vragenlijst op om UFO-rapporten op te stellen. RUPPELT en anderen lichtten alle luchtmachtofficieren van de U.S.A. in om hen te laten weten dat ze graag alle UFO-rapporten zouden ontvangen en dat ze deze bekwaam zouden onderzoeken.

    In een inspanning om meer te leren over de waarnemingen, die GRUDGE niet ontvangen had, schreef RUPPELT zich in bij een “news-clipping service”. Op die wijze hoopte hij meer inzicht te verwerven in het UFO-fenomeen door het opstellen van statistieken aan de hand van al de verzamelde gegevens. Hij ontving de toelating van de luchtmacht. Het BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE, een Columbus-achtige denktank, werd onder contract gezet om dergelijke fundamentele analyse te leiden.

    In maart 1952 had de luchtmacht project Grudge opgewaardeerd van een ‘project binnen een groep’ naar een “afzonderlijke, autonome organisatie, met de officiële titel van AERIAL PFENOMENA GROUP.” Dezelfde maand kreeg Grudge een andere naam: PROJECT BLUE BOOK.

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    3.2.3. 1952, ROBERTSON en PROJECT BLUE BOOK.

                      a. Inleiding tot project Blue Book

    Door de vernieuwde aandacht van de luchtmacht voor UFO’s werd Blue Book dus een afzonderlijke werkgroep bij A.T.I.C.. Hun onderzoekscijfer verdubbelde, van ongeveer 10 UFO-rapporten per maand in december 1951 evolueerde ze tot 20 UFO-meldingen in april 1952. Een artikel in het LIFE-magazine van 7 april 1952 plaatste de ET-theorie opnieuw op het voorplan..

    In maart 1952 herwaardeerde de luchtmacht Project GRUDGE dus op tot een nieuwe, autonome onderzoeksgroep. Kapitein RUPELLT kwam aan het hoofd te staan en probeerde het onderzoek een nieuwe elan te geven. De nieuwe officiële benaming luidde AERIAL PHENOMENA GROUP en kreeg als codenaam Project Blue BOOK. Volgens Ruppelt was deze naam afgeleid van de ’titel gegeven aan collegetesten’. Jaren later vertelde Luitenant-kolonel Charles COOKE, die toen de naam gekozen had, dat hij niet wou dat iets in verband met GRUDGE of SIGN kon gebracht worden en dat hij ook niet wilde overdrijven bij het uitkiezen van een benaming.

    Met een aangroeiend aantal UFO-meldingen plande Ruppelt een beter en nauwgezetter onderzoek dan ooit tevoren was gebeurd. Met de A.T.I.C.’s teams voor elektronische analysen en onderzoek, inbegrepen de radarsectie, die eveneens volledig samenwerkten met Blue Book, hoopte Ruppelt harde bewijzen te verzamelen voor het bestaan van UFO’s. Hij vroeg eveneens steun in het verkrijgen van de opgenomen radarbeelden van UFO’s, wanneer zij op A.D.C.-radar getraceerd en gefilmd werden...

    Enkele dagen later ontmoette Ruppelt een aantal wetenschappers van het Cambridge Research Laboratory  (= in de U.S.A. de befaamde Bacon Hill-group), die voor de luchtmacht de technische zaken analyseerden. Volgens een geklassificeerd Blue Book Status Report (n°. 5, 31 maart 1952) “werden meerdere excellente suggesties voor het onderzoek geopperd”. Eén van deze briljante ideeën was om geluidsignalen registreerapparaten te plaatsen op de lokaties waar regelmatig, veel UFO-waarnemingen gemeld werden. In de toekomst zouden camera’s (= professionele patrouillecamera’s) ontwikkeld worden, die dergelijke objecten zouden kunnen ontdekken en filmen.

    Tijdens een onderzoek aan de Wright-Patterson basis in Dayton, adviseerde de fysicus Joseph KAPLAN, raadgevende wetenschapper voor de luchtmacht, om een speciale straalbrekend rooster te plaatsen op de patrouillecamera’s om alzo toe te laten spectroanalysen uit te voeren op de waargenomen UFO’s. Volgens Blue Book zou het spectrum van dit resultaat vergeleken worden met het spectrum van bekende objecten. Deze werkwijze zou de mogelijkheid scheppen vast te stellen of de gerapporteerde objecten een totaal nieuw type vliegtuig waren of gewoon een verkeerd geïdentificeerd bekend tuig.

    Kapitein Ruppelt maakte een geestdriftige poging om het UFO-raadsel op een wetenschappelijke basis te bestuderen. De overheid van de USA vaardigde alzo voor de eerste maal in de UFO-geschiedenis gedetailleerde, geschreven instrukties uit over de te volgen procedures bij UFO-meldingen. Nochthans lokten deze dokumenten zelf tegenstrijdigheden uit. J.A.N.A.P.-146, “Canadian-United States Communications Instructions for reporting Vital Intelligence Sightings” somt de te nemen maatregelen op, die gevolgd dienen te worden bij het melden van de informatie van levensbelang voor de veiligheid van de Verenigde Staten of Canada. De JANAP-polemiek stuit op het meetellen van het UFO-verschijnsel in dezelfde klasse als het ontdekken van vijandige vliegtuigen en/of vaartuigen, als bijvoorbeeld gebeurtenissen die een zeer snelle en dringende defensieve interventie- of onderzoeksaktie vereisen.  Sommige mensen interpreteerden deze verklaringen als de weerlegging van de uitleg van de luchtmacht dat UFO’s geen gevaar vormden voor de nationale veiligheid.

     Op 5 april 1952 werd de Air Force Letter 200-5 “UNINDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS” uitgegeven en overgemaakt aan alle luchtmachtbasissen van de U.S.A. met de opdracht om alle UFO-waarnemingen direct aan Blue Book en het Pentagon te melden. Deze overheidsorder zorgde eveneens voor tegenspraak. Twee alinea’s in dit order waren de oorzaak van deze ontstane polemiek:          

                - Eerst: 2. OBJECTIEVEN

          c) Vermindering van het UFO-percentage “ONBEKEND”. Het onderzoek van  

    de luchtmacht moet het percentage van de ongeïndentificeerde gevallen tot

    het strikte minimum beperken.

    Door hier tussen de regels te lezen, kan je afleiden of besluiten dat de luchtmacht alleen aandacht had om alle UFO-gevallen te kunnen verklaren en zo in de doofpot te steken. De tweede tegenstrijdige paragraaf was:

    - 10... Luchtmachtpersoneel, andere dan mensen van het Inlichtingenbureau of

    het Secretariaat van de luchtmacht, mogen noch kontakt hebben met privé-

    personen in verband met UFO-gevallen, noch mogen zij hun akties of

    funkties met ongemachtigde personen bespreken, tenzij zo  bevolen werd en

    alleen op een “nodig om weten”-basis.

    Criticasters van de luchtmacht interpreteerden deze order als een vorm van verboden censuur en evenzeer als intimidatie van het luchtmachtpersoneel. De luchtmacht weerlegde deze beschuldigingen door te verklaren dat deze maatregel eenvoudig vereist was om onofficiële speculaties over UFO-rapporten door hun personeelsleden te voorkomen.

    De UFO-meldingen werden dus direct doorgezonden naar Blue Book en het Pentagon. Kopies van deze rapporten zouden tevens doorgezonden worden aan alle hoofden van de luchtmachtcommando’s, aan de inlichtingendirecteur van de luchtmacht en aan A.T.I.C.. De brief vermeldde bovendien dat het personeel van Blue Book direct om het even welke luchtmachteenheid kon contacteren, zonder de gewone commandorangorde te volgen. “Dit was voorheen nog nooit gebeurd bij de luchtmacht,“ noteerde Ruppelt “het gaf het project heel wat bijkomend prestige...”

    In 1952 evolueerde Blue Book onder Ruppelt dus tot een bijzondere werkgroep, bestaande uit vijf officieren, twee personen van de luchtmacht en twee burgers. Tevens konden ze beroep doen op de raadgevende diensten van drie STANFORD RESEARCH INSTITUTE–specialisten en van Dr. Allen Hynek, een bekend astronoom. Zo werd Blue Book de grootste UFO-onderzoeksgroep die de luchtmacht ooit officieel oprichtte; voorheen bestond hun inspanning enkel uit één of twee officieren, één inschrijvingsman en één secretaris.

    In zijn boek “THE UFO-EXPERIENCE” (Ned. Vertaling = De UFO-uitdaging)”, schrijft Dr. Hynek dat Blue BOOK publiek gezien werd als een “volledige en ernstige onderzoeksoperatie”. Het grote publiek zag het project meestal heel uitgebreid: een goed van personeel voorzien kantoor met rijen werkkamers, computerterminals om de UFO-databank te raadplegen en groepen wetenschapsmensen, die rustig UFO-rapporten onderzochten, bijgestaan door een staf medewerkers. Later verklaarde Hynek dat de situatie jammer genoeg net het tegenovergestelde was. Eén officier van lage rang leidde gewoonlijk de onderzoeken; meestal evalueerde een sergeant met een kleine technische en wetenschappelijke training de binnengekomen meldingen. Hynek citeerde dat ... het meeste werk in het bureel was bestemd voor randmateries of aangelegenheden, alles gedaan op amateuristische wijze. Verder verklaarde hij nog, dat in de vele jaren, waarin hij aan Project Blue Book werkte, nimmer opmerkte dat “één of andere ernstige discussie over onderzoeksmethoden, of in verband met de verbetering van de verzamelakties van UFO-data of technieken van uitgebreide ondervragingsprocedures van getuigen plaatsvond”. De frustraties lagen er dus dik op bij Hynek in een latere onderzoeksfase... Goede wil volstaat niet alleen om aan goed onderzoek te doen!!

    In de loop van 1952 ging de aandacht van Ruppelt en zijn medewerkers vooral naar het onderzoek van belangrijke rapporten, zoals het zeer bekende Washington National Radar-Visual Case (= Washington National Airport Incident) en het nog steeds controversieel Florida Scoutmaster Case. Wegens de raadselachtige waarnemingen, zo dicht bij de Amerikaanse nationale hoofdstad hield de luchtmacht haar eerste persconferentie over het UFO-fenomeen...

    Op 19 juli 1952, kort na middernacht, registreerden radareenheden van de nationale luchthaven 8 UFO’s bij de ANDREWS-luchtmachtbasis, een 10 km zuiderlijker. De oudste vluchtleider van dienst beschreef de UFO’s aan de hand van radarsignalen als een formatie van traagvliegende vliegtuigen, totdat twee objecten door een plotse versnelling uit de radarcontrolezone verdwenen. De controleur riep er twee andere personen bij. Allemaal besloten ze dat het hier niet ging om een vliegtuig. Het raadsel vergrootte nog toen een verkeersleider van ANDREWS eveneens onbekende vliegende objecten op zijn radarscherm signaleerde. Een “Capital Air Lines”-piloot, die net vertrokken was, meldde visueel contact, hetgeen bevestigd werd op de radar van de Controletoren. Kort na deze gebeurtenis riep men de DOVER-luchtmachtbasis, DELAWARE, op om onderscheppende jets te vragen. Wegens onverklaarbare redenen was het al dag eer één F-94 aankwam. De UFO’s waren natuurlijk verdwenen.

    De inlichtingendiensten van de luchtmacht werden totaal verrast door deze waarnemingen. In de furie, veroorzaakt door deze raadselachtige waarnemingen, dacht niemand eraan om het Pentagon te verwittigen, maar deze sightings lekten toch uit in de pers. Fase I van dit voorval werd afgesloten, op het ogenblik dat de verzamelde luchtmachtinstanties geen bijkomende details vrijgaven en een eenvoudig “no comment” verklaarden.

    Fase II begon op 26 juli 1952, rond 10u30’ a.m., toen dezelfde radaroperators van Washington National Airport (die de week tevoren ook de UFO’s waarnamen) opnieuw dergelijke traagbewegende punten op het radarscherm opmerkte. Net alsof het om een algemene repititie ging, toonde de radar van ANDREWS dezelfde onbekende signalen. Opnieuw kwam er een dringende oproep om jets te zenden toe op DOVER A.F.B., maar de radarbeelden verdwenen op het ogenblik dat de onderscheppende jets toekwamen. Dan, net alsof ze een bizar spelletje opvoerden, verschenen de signalen opnieuw, vanaf het moment dat de jets uit het gebied verdwenen. Weer keerden de jets terug. De UFO-beelden bleven echter op het radarscherm, terwijl de jets naderden. Vooraleer de piloten dichtgenoeg waren om meer dan een “lichtvorm” te zien, schoten de UFO’s weg. Na een nutteloze zoekactie van 20 minuten, keerden de jagers terug naar hun basis wegens gebrek aan kerosine.

    De pers in Washington ging zeer fel te keer en zaaide een enorme oproer. Om de publieke opinie te sussen, besloot de luchtmacht een persconferentie te houden op 29 juli, onder voorzitterschap van de directeur van de inlichtingendienst, Majoor-Generaal J. SAMFORD. Een aandachtige lezer van het persbulletin leerde dat SAMFORD een eerlijke poging deed om de Washington-incidenten recht te zetten. Maar hij werd eenvoudig afgeremd, daar hij zelf geen afdoend antwoord wist op alle vragen. Niettegenstaande deze leemte, aanvaardde de media de mogelijke verklaring dat de radarsporen eenvoudig veroorzaakt werden door temperatuurinversies. Zo verlegden ze hun aandacht naar andere, minder raadselachtige items. In de archieven van de luchtmacht staat actueel de verklaring van het Washington-incident nog steed geboekt als “UNKNOWN”...

    Tijdens de zomermaanden van 1952 was er dus een tsunami van waarnemingen; alleen in juli al werden er meer dan 500 UFO-meldingen opgetekend. Dit was een rekord dat elke andere maandstatistiek van de luchtmachtarchieven van de mat veegde... Ruppelt herinnert zich, “De situatie was nooit voorheen zo verdubbeld... Niet alleen werden alle records met betrekking van het aantal UFO-rapporten gebroken, ze werden gewoon verpulverd.” Het 8° Status rapport van Blue Book  (31-12-1952) verklaarde, “Tijdens de periode van 1 juli 1952 tot en met 31 oktober 1952 ontvingen we 886 rapporten...  Het totaal van deze 886 rapporten bedraagt 149 verslagen méér ontvangen, dan de ganse voorgaande periode van 5 jaar dat het UFO-onderzoeksproject bestaat.” In dit totaal van 886 waren de 800 verslagen, verkregen via briefwisseling van het publiek, niet opgenomen.

    Deze zomer sprak raadgever en astronoom Dr. J. Allen Hynek ook met 44 collega-astronomen en vroeg hun mening over het fenomeen UFO’s. Hynek vernam dat vijf onder hen zelf al UFO’s hadden waargenomen. “Dit is een veel hoger percentage dan bij het groot publiek”, claimde hij.

     “De grote meerderheid van hen was noch vijandig, noch overdreven geïnteresseerd in UFO’s... Ik nam de tijd om ernstig met enkelen van hen te praten en hen op de feiten te wijzen dat sommige waarnemingen echt raadselachtig waren en niet zo gemakkelijk te verklaren. Hun belangstelling was direct aangewakkerd. Ze wezen erop dat hun algemene onverschilligheid vooral te wijten was aan een gebrek aan informatie over dit onderwerp. En zeker een belangrijke factor van hun verlangen niet te spreken over deze dingen was hun verpletterende schrik voor negatieve publiciteit.”

    BLUE BOOK’s omgang met wetenschappers gebeurde vooral met medewerkers van het befaamde BATELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE. Dit instituut had een samenwerkingscontract met de luchtmacht sinds 1951 om UFO-gegevens te verzamelen en te analyseren. A.T.I.C. werkte ook aan het idee van Kaplan om twee lens ruimtecamera’s, waarvan één met een straalbrekend rooster voor één lens - te plaatsen op de luchtmachtbasissen en op sommige F-86 onderscheppingsvliegtuigen. Het A.D.C. beval hun medewerkers om de radarscherm camera’s 24 uur op 24 uur paraat te houden in alarmfase. Bedoeling was ze direct te gebruiken bij het traceren van een onbekend object. Blue Book plande ook “visuele spotting stations” te installeren in het noorden van New Mexico. Dit was een gebied dat “nog steeds constant meer rapporten telt dan menig ander gebied van de U.S.A..” Deze posten zouden eveneens uitgerust worden met instrumenten en camera’s.

    Historicus David M. JACOBS schreef dat “in 1952 het hoogste punt van UFO-onderzoek van de luchtmacht bereikt werd.” Volgens James E. MCDONALD, een atmosferische fysicus van een universiteit van ARIZONA, die een intensieve studie over het UFO-fenomeen maakte tot zijn dood in 1971, schreef:

                De 24 maanden  van oktober 1951 tot september 1953 groeide uit tot  een

    “heroïsche periode” van het UFO-onderzoek door de luchtmacht... de enige

    interval, tijdens de welke UFO’s ernstig en relatief energiek onderzocht

    werden... Net voor deze periode lagen de “donkere jaren (dark ages)”, zoals

    Ruppelt vertelde, genoemd het 1949-1951 tijdperk van deze projecten SIGN

    en GRUDGE. Kort na 1953 begon een soortgelijk, nieuw donker jaar, toen de

    debunking en oppervlakkig onderzoek weer de kop opstaken, en de

    bovenhand haalde als antwoord op het UFO-probleem...

    Nochthans had de luchtmacht veel kunnen bijleren bij het behandelen van het UFO-probleem tegenover het groot publiek. Uit Samford’s verklaring hadden ze kunnen afleiden dat public-relationproblemen vermeden kunnen worden, indien de luchtmacht een eerlijke poging had gedaan om de aanwezige feiten publiek te verklaren. De inspanningen van de luchtmacht werden teniet gedaan door andere krachten binnen de overheid. De globale UFO-golf van 1952 en de indrukwekkende UFO-sighting boven het Witte Huis (= presidentswoning) en het Kapitool in Washington met de onvermijdelijke, enorme publiciteit en de oncontroleerbare nieuwgierigheid van het groot publiek, overtuigde de overheid ervan dat er iets specifieks moest gebeuren om uiteindelijk een oplossing te vinden voor dit frustrerend probleem. De bijeengekomen C.I.A. (= Central Intelligence Agency) steunde het Robertsonluik van 1953 en bevestigt hierdoor het groot belang van de luchtmachtonderzoeken. Het overladen, het vastlopen van de communicatiekanalen van de inlichtingendiensten tijdens het uitbreken van de UFO-waarnemingen boven Washington D.C., bracht de C.I.A. van streek. Ze vreesden dat een vijandige, buitenlandse mogendheid voordeel zou kunnen putten uit dit soort van communicatiestoringen. Deze grote bezorgdheid, die vele hooggeplaatste luchtmachtofficieren koesterden, leidde dus tot een bijeenroeping van een door de C.I.A. betaalde meeting tussen 14 en 17 januari 1953. Tijdens deze vergadering overwogen en verwierpen een kleine groep skeptische wetenschappers een aantal ideeën. De C.I.A. steunde het “ROBERTSON panel”, dat verklaarde dat in de UFO-rapporten niets staat dat werkelijk op ongewone objecten wees. UFO’s vormden geen gevaar voor de nationale veiligheid. Maar alleen al het “geloof” in hun bestaan, was volgens de inschatting van de wetenschappers en de C.I.A. een potentieel gevaar om massahysterie en paniek te veroorzaken. Een bedreven, vijandige macht van Amerika kon deze verslagen van UFO’s misbruiken als psychologische oorlogsvoeringswapen tegen hen. Daardoor waren vooral de UFO-meldingen en niet de UFO’s zelf een potentieel gevaar voor de U.S.A. (massahysterie, paniek, blokkering van medialijnen,...) In het tijdperk van de “koude oorlog” en het Sovjetgevaar dien je deze “angst” wel realistischer te beschouwen dan wij de dag van vandaag kunnen vatten...




                b. Wat houdt het Roberson-panel 1952 –1953 effectief in?

    Jarenlang verspreidde zich het gerucht dat  de Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) sterk betrokken was met het UFO-mysterie en met de controversie en gecrashste UFO’s in het bijzonder. Deze beweringen worden verder ondersteund door de inhoud van de Majestic 12 – Dokumenten. Desalniettemin, op een officieel niveau tenminste, heeft de C.I.A. enkel maar bevestigd dat ze enkel en direct betrokken waren met één UFO-studie – door het zogenaamde ROBERTSON PANEL. Om het officieel verhaal van het Robertson panel te begrijpen , dien je rekening te houden met de volgende verklaring:

    In januari 1952 brachten H. Marshall CHADWELL (C.I.A. directeur van Scientific Intelligence) en H.P. ROBERTSON, een befaamde fysicus van het Californisch Institute of Technology, een voornaam panel samen van particuliere wetenschappers om het UFO-onderwerp te bestuderen. In dit panel zat Robertson als voorzitter; Samuel A. GOUDSMIT, een kernfysicus van de BROUKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORIES; Luis ALVAREZ, een hoge energie fysicus; Thornton PAGE, de plaatsvervangende directeur  van het JOHNs HOPKINS OPERATIONS RESEARCH OFFICE en een expert in radar en elektronica en Lloyd BERKNER, een directeur van de BROUKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORIES en een specialist in geofysica.
    De opdracht van dit panel  was om  het beschikbaar bewijsmateriaal van de UFO’s te herzien en na te denken over de mogelijke gevaren van het fenomeen tot de nationale veiligheid van de Verenigde Staten. Het panel kwam samen van 14 tot 17 januari 1953. Het checkte luchtmachtgegevens over historische UFO-gevallen na. Na 12 uur tijd te besteden aan de studie van het fenomeen, verklaarde ze dat aanvaardbare verklaringen voor de meeste gevallen konden vooropgesteld worden, maar niet voor ALLE waarnemingen. Bijvoorbeeld, nadat ze bewegende filmbeelden zagen van een UFO-waarneming nabij TREMONTON, UTAH op 2 juli 1952 en één nabij GREAT FALLS, MONTANA op 15 augustus 1950, bekeken, besloot het panel dat de beelden op de Tremontonfilm veroorzaakt waren door zonlichtreflecties  van zeemeeuwen en dat de beelden van Great Falls zonlichtweerkaatsingen waren van de oppervlakte van twee luchtmachtonderscheppingstoestellen... Het panel besloot unaniem dat er geen bewijs bestond voor direct gevaar voor de nationale veiligheid door de UFO-meldingen, noch vonden ze enig bewijs dat de waargenomen objecten buitenaards zouden kunnen zijn. Zij vonden dat de voortdurende klemtoon en aandacht op de UFO-rapportering “ het orderlijk functionneren” van de overheid kon bedreigen door het overhitten en blokkeren van de communicatiekanalen met onbelangrijke rapporten en door  het veroorzaken van  een “hysterisch massagedrag” en daardoor bedreigend was om een degelijke autoriteit te vestigen. Het panel was eveneens bezorgd  dat de potentiële vijanden, die een aanval op de Verenigde Staten overwogen, het UFO-fenomeen kon uitbuiten en gebruiken om de verdediging door de luchtmacht te ontwrichten. Actueel klinkt deze verklaring misschien belachelijk, maar in de periode van de Koude Oorlog met U.S.S.R. en het Warchaupact als gevaarlijke tegenstander was dit idee zeker niet zo zinloos. Om deze problemen te vermijden, stelde het panel voor dat de “National Security Councel” UFO’s zouden ontkennen (=debunken) en een  politiek van publieke opvoeding zou instellen om het grote publiek ervan te overtuigen van het gebrek aan bewijs achter UFO’s. Ze raadde aan om de massamedia te gebruiken, net zoals advertenties, business clubs, scholen en zelfs de DISNEY- coöperatie in te schakelen om deze boodschap over te brengen.
    Verslaguitbrengend aan de hogere bewindvoeders van het McCarthisme (= Anti-communistenjacht in de V.S. in de jaren 50’) beval het panel ook aan  dat zulke particuliere  UFO-groepen, zoals  het “ Civlian Flying Saucers Investigators (C.F.S.I.) uit Los Angeles en de “ Aerial Phenomena Research Organisation (A.P.R.O) uit Winconsin  kritisch dienden gevolg te worden voor subversieve (= onverwerpende) activiteiten. De besluiten van het Robertson panel klonken alzo opvallend gelijkluidend met de conclusies van de vroegere rapporten van de studiegroepen van de luchtmacht, namelijk SIGN en GRUDGE en deze van de eigen C.I.A.-studiegroep, de O.S.I.-studiegroep.
    onderzoekende studiegroepen vonden dat UFO-rapporten geen onmiddellijk gevaar voor de nationale veiligheid betekenden en er geen bewijs aanwezig was van buitenaardse bezoekers. De bevindingen volgend van de Robertsongroep besloot het Agentschap zijn inspanningen op te geven om een N.S.C.I.D. te ontwerpen over UFO’s. De “Scientific Advisory Panel on UFOs (= het Robertson panel) legde hun rapport voor aan de I.A.C., het Secretariaat van Defensie, de directie van de “Federal Civil Defense Administration” en aan de voorzitter van het “National Security Resourches Board”. C.I.A. officiëlen  wensten kennis  te hebben van  enige belangstelling van het Agentschap voor het onderwerp van “Vliegende Schotels”  en deze strikt te beperken, niet alleen omdat het rapport van het Roberson panel geklassificeerd was, maar ook dat enige aanduiding van geldelijke steun aan het panel verboden was. Deze houding zou het Agenstschap later zuur opbreken en grote problemen veroorzaken omtrent hun geloofwaardigheid.


    Ondanks de geschiedenis van de betrokkenheid van de C.I.A. in de UFO-controversie, zo voorgesteld door HAINES en het Agenstschap zelf, bleven verdachtmakingen opduiken dat het gehele verhaal over UFO’s openbaar moest gemaakt worden. Victor MARCHETTI, vroeger bij de C.I.A., verklaarde dat hij van “hooggeplaatsten” binnen het Agenstschap verslagen hoorde over lichamen van “kleine, grijze mannen”, geborgen na het crashen van een UFO en bewaard op de Wright-Patterson luchtmachtbasis te Dayton, OHIO.

    Tegelijk, hoorde de latere UFO-onderzoeker majoor Donald KEYHOE van insidersbronnen binnen het leger dat het doel van de ROBERTSON-groep eenvoudig was om het UFO-onderwerp te debunken en te ontkrachten. Deze manier van werken liet de C.I.A. toe om zijn UFO-onderzoeken op een meer geheim niveau te voeren -  uitleg die lijkt stand te houden door  het geopenbaarde materiaal in de Majestic 12-dokumenten.


                c. Gevolgen van de besluiten van het Robertson Panel voor

    Project Blue BOOK

    De schrikbarende vaststelling over een mogelijke bedreiging van de nationale veiligheid door het eventueel vastlopen van de communicatiekanalen door massahysterie, had eenvoudig het meest invloedrijke impact op de overheidstudie van UFO’s. Hierna zou de overheid de UFO-activiteit nooit meer publiek onderzoeken en analyseren. Vanaf nu zouden ze alle officiële inspanningen richten op het “debunken” van het verschijnsel. Ze beschouwden het UFO-probleem alleen maar als een publiek gebonden “hoofdpijn”, die het veroorzaakt en dat het meer aandacht en moeite kreeg dan het werkelijk verdiende. Na 1953 trad de overheid eerder op als een “sussende agent”, die probeerde alle angsten weg te nemen. Ze vertelden het publiek gewoon dat ze alles onder controle hadden. In stilte hoopten ze dat dit smakeloos verschijnsel en de publieke aandacht ervoor stilaan zou stoppen en dat de vele meldingen zouden ophouden.

    Vanaf nu werden de ambities van RUPPELT om een meer gesofistikeerd en beter gefinancieerd onderzoek te leiden een ware frustratie. De verschillende plannen om waarnemers en instrumenten te plaatsen op de diverse luchtmachtbasissen werden afgevoerd; de Blue Book staf sterk verminderd. In februari 1953 bracht Ruppelt het idee naar voren dat een A.D.C.-eenheid, de 4602° Air Intelligence Service Squadron (A.I.S.S.) de Blue Book onderzoeken zou leiden. Eind 1953 nam deze eenheid de onderzoekstaak effectief over.

    Toen Ruppelt in februari 1953 Blue Book verliet om elders een tijdelijke opdracht uit te voeren, nam een stafofficier luitenant Robert OLSSON zijn taak over. Toen Ruppelt later terugkwam, vond hij zich nog aan het hoofd van een werkgroep, die enkel nog bestond uit 2 ondergeschikten en hijzelf... Zijn tijdelijke (bewuste?) detachering lijkt dus duidelijk op een elegante manier en om zonder pottenkijkers of kritische commentaar Project Blue Book buiten spel te zetten en verder af te bouwen. Bij Ruppelt’s vertrek in augustus 1953 kwam er een onderofficier aan het hoofd te staan van Blue Book.

    Dezelfde maand nog vaardigde de luchtmacht zijn order REGULATION 200-2 uit. Deze officiële richtlijn bepaalde hoe de luchtmachtofficieren van de diverse basissen in de toekomst dienden om te gaan met UFO-rapporten. Tevens bevalen ze hen, er enkel publiek over te discussiëren als de UFO-meldingen opgelost waren. In het andere geval moesten ze geklassificeerd worden – minimum - op een “restricted”- niveau.

    Een omvangrijk rapport, opgesteld door het Battelle Memorial Instituut versterkte alleen maar de overtuiging van de overheid dat UFO’s geen objecten van ongewone  origine waren. De heersende mening van de luchtmacht over de UFO-meldingen kwam overeen met deze van een hoe langer hoe meer verwarde Dr. Allen HYNEK :” Het kan niet mogelijk zijn, daarvoor bestond het verschijnsel niet.” Vanaf 1953 werd de voorwaartse, elementaire politiek van de luchtmacht, proberen zoveel mogelijke verslagen te identificeren, te weerleggen en het publiek op te voeden, dat alle meldingen verklaarbaar waren. Ze hoopten dus dat bij gebrek aan publieke belangstelling dat de UFO-meldingen zouden wegebben... Alle UFO-gevallen moesten weerlegd worden in de overeenstemming met de actuele inhoud van het rapport. De files (geordende, onderzochte gevallen) moesten geheim blijven om publieke belangstelling voor het UFO-vraagstuk te voorkomen. Maar de poging om het publiek weg te houden van alle UFO-verslagen faalde. Tegen 1958 trachtte een gefrustreerde luchtmacht niet alleen het publiek van UFO-meldingen te bevrijden, maar zichzelf te bevrijden van het volledige UFO-programma...

    Rond deze periode werden de eerste Amerikaanse amateur UFO-studiegroepen opgericht om op nationale schaal op te treden. Jim en Carol LORENZEN in TUCSON, ARIZONA stichtte de A.P.R.O (AERIAL PHENOMENA RESEARCH ORGANISATION). De tweede grootste UFO-organisatie N.I.C.A.P. (NATIONAL INVESTIGATION COMMITTEE ON AERIAL PHENOMENA) startte slechts enkele jaren later in WASHINGTON D.C., onder leiding van Majoor KEYHOE, de schrijver van het beruchte TRUE - artikel (= verdedigen van ET-hypothese) en van verschillende boeken over vliegende schotels. Volgens de Blue Book-files  bestonden er in het najaar van 1950 in de U.S.A. ongeveer een  50-tal UFO-verenigingen. Het waren vooral A.P.R.O. en N.I.C.A.P., die de volgende jaren de luchtmacht aanzienlijk parten zou spelen en moeilijkheden maakten...

    Voor  critici op het werk van de luchtmacht, zoals majoor Donald E. KEYHOE, was de richtlijn 200-2 net het bewijs van een officiële cover-up. Voor hen die tot het kamp van de C.I.A. behoorden, was dit eenvoudig een antwoord op hun aanbevelingen om de publieke belangstelling en speculatie in en over de UFO-meldingen te ontmoedigen. De maandelijkse uitgave van de Blue Book Status - rapporten werd met een afnemende frekwentie gepubliceerd; ze legden de klemtoon in hun rapporten vooral op de opgelosten rapporten. Hynek zou vele jaren scherp aanhalen dat “de uitgave van propaganda en public-relationshandleidingen vaak onbezonnen, ondoordacht en tegenstrijdig waren.”

    Kapitein Charles HARDIN werd in maart 1954 directeur van BLUE BOOK. De eenheid 4602 - Air Intelligence Service Squadron trok het grote werk in het onderzoek en de analyse naar zich toe. “Hardin zelf had weinig of niets te doen, hetgeen hij wel leuk vond,” schreef RUPPELT volgens een privé memorandum .“Hij gelooft in het geheel niet in UFO’s,” noteerde Ruppelt, “in feite denkt hij dat iedereen die belangstelling toont voor UFO’s gewoon gek is. Zij vervelen hem.” Hynek zou zich later herinneren, HARDIN was een strikte carrièreman, die nog slechts naar één ding uitkeek en dat was de dag van zijn opruststelling. Hij wou een beursmakelaar worden en hij besteedde nu al veel tijd aan het lezen van informatie over de effectenmarkt.”

    In februari 1955 vertelde A.T.I.C. het hoofd van A.I.I.S. dat het doel van het UFO-onderzoek was om het aantal onopgeloste gevallen tot het strikte minimum terug te brengen. Om deze opdracht tot een goed einde te brengen, had de luchtmacht volgens JACOBS devolgende procedure toegepast:“ De luchtmacht had nu de identificatiecategorie uitgebreid door de termen waarschijnlijk (= probable) en mogelijk (= possible) toe te voegen in hun verklaringen. Deze vage subcategoriën lieten de onderzoekers toe om een UFO-melding te identificeren op hun inschatting van de mogelijkheid dat de waarneming en bekend verschijn

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    Filer's Files # 29 - 2011

    George A. Filer

    MUFON Eastern Region Director

    July 13, 2011

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    In Special Reports, this week's files cover: Gold-mine worm called nematode shows life could be living on Mars, Mars Structures, Water, and Food, Mars Blueberries May Be Vegetation, South Africa Gold Mining Cities 200, 000 years old, UFO Sighted During October 2010 Nuclear Missile Incident.

    Unidentified Aerial Phenomena sightings were reported over Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Washington. Sightings of UFOs were also reported in Australia, Canada, Columbia, Ireland, Mexico, Russia, and the United Kingdom.

    The purpose of these files is to report the UFO eyewitness and photo/video evidence that occurs on a daily basis around the world and in space. These Files assume that extraterrestrial intelligent life not only exists, but my hypothesis is that the over a thousand UFOs reported each month represent technologically advanced spacecraft conducting surveillance of Earth. I personally became interested in UFOs when London Control ordered me to intercept one over England while flying for the US Air Force. Under Project Blue Book, the US Air Force investigated UFOs for more than twenty years; and we continue this research. I believe the God of the universe has spread life throughout the cosmos and UFO's are visiting us in ever-increasing numbers.

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    Shuttle Spots UFO?

    Friday, July 8, 2011 marked the final flight of Space Shuttle Atlantis and the end of an era. This was NASA's last space shuttle launch, and future manned flights will not be planned for several years. So, it's really no surprise that at least two eagle-eyed observers have noticed a UFO in the video footage of Atlantis making her final voyage.

    It is increasingly common for UFO sightings to be reported surrounding historic events, natural disasters, and manmade accidents. It was only a matter of time before the final flight of Space Shuttle Atlantis was recognized as the setting for another potential UFO.

    Nineteen-year-old YouTube user Chase Campbell ( ThatsJustChase) spotted the UFO. You can click hereto launch his video, "STS-135 Atlantis - Last Flight 2011 seen UFO?"

    Mr. Campbell is a guitarist, songwriter, musician, and singer who describes the UFO sighting as follows: "Look at the last few seconds just above the back connector on the external fuel tank. Could that be a satellite taking a photo or what? It is by definition a ufo...."

    He is correct. Until the object clearly visible during the last few moments of the video is otherwise identified, it is a UFO.

    The video on the left side of this page is by another YouTube user who goes by the name Streetcap1. You can click this link to launch it: "UFO near Shuttle Atlantis" It shows the same object that is seen in the other video, but the video is slowed down significantly to make it easier to observe.

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    by Doug Miller / KHOU 11 News

    HOUSTON -- Sometimes, the last man on the moon sounds like one unhappy hero.

    Gene Cernan, an affable ambassador for America's space program during the Apollo era, has lately become an outspoken critic of what he considers a deliberate agenda to destroy what NASA has wrought.

    "I'll put it straight to you," Cernan said. "The agenda is to dismantle America's space program."

    Cernan commanded the final flight of Apollo in December 1972, landing in a lunar valley deeper than the Grand Canyon and living on the moon for three days. In television pictures beamed back from the mountainous landing site, he waxed optimistic about the future of humanity's space exploration efforts.

    "America's challenge of today has forged man's destiny of tomorrow," he told an audience of television viewers back on Earth as he cradled a moonrock in his gloved hand.

    But today, with the space shuttle poised for its final flight, Cernan is downright pessimistic and more than a little irritated. He's sharply critical of what he believes is a lack of direction in the nation's space effort.

    "There's no objective," he said. "There's no timetable. There's no goal. And there's no mission."

    Cernan expected other space travelers to follow in his lunar footsteps, but now he's convinced that he will "go to [his] grave as the last man on the moon."

    He testified before Congress earlier this year, complaining that the nation is surrendering its role in space exploration.

    "We're retiring America's space program," he said. "We're out of the business. We're abdicating. We're giving leadership back to the guys we took it away from."

    When Cernan joined the nation's space effort during the Gemini days in the 1960s, he dedicated his professional life to beating the Soviet Union to the moon. Now, he watches in dismay as the United States retires its space shuttle fleet and pins its future on a space capsule designed a half-century ago by Russians. Soyuz spacecraft launched from Russia will offer the nation's only access to space.

    "I don't think people have given much thought to this whole program, this whole process," Cernan said.

    With the space shuttle fleet headed for retirement in museums, Cernan argues NASA should keep at least two of its billion-dollar orbiters in hangars, just in case the nation needs them. After all, he argues, what will happen if they need to haul something big to the space station?

    But he hopes Americans will, as he puts it, "wake up" in a few years and realize their country has lost the ability to put men and women in space, something NASA first achieved a half-century ago.

    "I think after this launch, it's going to be nostalgic," he said. "It's tragic from the standpoint that we can no longer get anywhere from here."

    Obama says NASA needs a technological breakthrough

    'We've set a goal: Let's ultimately get to Mars,' president says in Twitter town hall

    President Barack Obama answers a tweeted question on space policy.

    Question in a Twitter town hall meeting Thursday, President Obama suggested spaceflight is stuck in the Apollo-era mode and said NASA needs a technological breakthrough to allow faster, longer spaceflight with a goal of getting astronauts to Mars.

    "Frankly, I have been pushing NASA to revamp its vision," Obama said. "The shuttle did some extraordinary work in low orbit: experiments, the International Space Station, moving cargo. It was an extraordinary accomplishment and we're very proud of the work that it did. But now what we need is that next technological breakthrough.

    "We're still using the same models for space travel that we used with the Apollo program, 30, 40 years ago. And so what we've said is: Rather than keep on doing the same thing, let's invest in basic research around new technologies that can get us places faster, allow human spaceflight to last longer. And what you're seeing now is NASA, I think, redefining its mission.

    See the ultimate space shot in 3-D

    Science Editor Alan Boyle's Weblog: Stereo imagery adds a new dimension to the first — and almost certainly last — orbital view of a space shuttle docked to International Space Station.

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    2. Weather worsens for final shuttle launch
    3. Probe nears target: Asteroid the size of Arizona

    "We've set a goal: Let's ultimately get to Mars," the president said while fielding questions from Twitter users about the economy and other subjects. "A good pit stop is an asteroid." He joked that a specific asteroid has not been chosen.

    Obama was clear in alluding to what some critics have said: NASA's human spaceflight program has been stuck flying circles around Earth for decades.

    "Let's start stretching the boundaries so we're not doing the same thing over and over again," he said. "Rather, let's start thinking about what's the next horizon? What's the next frontier out there? But in order to do that, we're actually going to need some technological breakthroughs that we don't have yet."

    The president did not dismiss low-Earth orbit efforts, but put that responsibility on the shoulders of private enterprise. Let the private sector handle routine tasks of sending vehicles into Earth orbit, he said.

    And he mentioned how that could, in time, lead to space tourism:Each shuttle flight costs a billion plus dollars and since they have circling Earth for thirty years it is time to reach out further in space.

    On "Independence Day, July 4th in 1951 there were 2,713 drive-in theaters in the U.S. and many were showing one of the most anticipated films of the year, "The Day the Earth Stood Still. Flash forward to the Cold War of the 1980's, and this same movie is credited with "inspiring Ronald Reagan to discuss uniting against an alien invasion when meeting Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1985. states a Nov. 1, 2008 New York Times points to "The Day the Earth Stood Still" as inspiring Reagan to discuss alien invasion

    The report noted that both Lou Cannon and Army Gen. Colin Powell told the New York Times that the film "The Day the Earth Stood Still inspired President Regan to not only discuss "alien invasion with Gorbachev, but also moved the president " during a 1987 speech to the United Nations general assembly " to say: "I occasionally think how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world.

    The New York Times story about Reagan's interest in the movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still " and "how it inspired him to address the issue of alien invasion " was revealed by Powell who served on Reagan's national security staff, and by Cannon who served as Reagan's biographer; writing five books about Reagan, including the acclaimed "President Reagan: the Role of a Lifetime.

    A key point in the film is when the alien visitor talks freely about the Earthlings he's encountered (in 1951) and states: "Even with their advanced technology, they cannot truly overcome death.

    The Day the Earth Stood Still Inspired Ronald Reagon

    According to the original 1951 Twentieth Century Fox promotion -- for recent 60th anniversary DVD and Blue Ray edition of "The Day the Earth Stood Still -- it's "one of the first films to portray aliens from space as advanced saviors rather than menacing monsters. The Day the Earth Stood Still has become a classic atomic movie' of the 50s. Klaatu () lands in Washington, D.C., accompanied by a huge robot armed with an awesome death ray as well as capabilities far beyond anything the Earth has ever seen. His mission is a peaceful one.

    However, the original promotion for the film also points out that "the human race reacts with mistrust, fear and violence, leading Klaatu to demonstrate his un-Earthly powers in a mind-boggling lesson for all mankind.

    One of the film's most famous lines is "Gort! Klaatu barada nikto! This was an order from Klaatu (Michael Rennie) to protect their flying saucer sitting in a ball field in Washington, D.C., until their mission was complete.

    It was not only President Reagan who was inspired by the 1951 classic "The Day the Earth Stood Still." I was also, because I sat next to Michael Rennie on a flight while I was in my Air Force uniform. He told me, "The Air Force helped make the picture and he worked on many films for the Air Force.

    Kepler Space Telescope Picks up Six Planet Star

    Kepler Spots More Planets

    NASA's Kepler space telescope has picked up multiple planets in a system with a star much like the sun, the largest group of transiting planets yet discovered. The system is very different from the one we call home. The star, about 2,000 light years away, is very much like the sun, but the planets around are in fast, tight orbits. One takes as little as ten days. Five of the six are closer to their sun than Mercury is to ours. One of the most surprising things about the system is that it is stable at all, says Jack Lissauer, a co-investigator for the Kepler Mission at NASA's Ames Research Center. For that many planets to be crammed into a small radius the orbits have to be nearly circular, and they have to have just the right distance from each other.

    "This is why I was so surprised," he said. "There were so many planets so close in."

    Many of the solar systems discovered have been the homes of Jupiter-sized planets in eccentric orbits. Those types of systems are much easier to see, because a big planet's effects on the parent star are more visible. Kepler is designed to seek out planets closer in size and mass to Earth.

    Thus far Kepler has had one big success - in January NASA confirmed it had found the first rocky planet outside our solar system. It is 4.6 times as massive as Earth and has a surface temperature approaching 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit, and like the most recent crop of planets, orbits close to its star.

    In this case, Kepler found six planets, all of them transiting the face of the star, called Kepler-11. The outermost one is on the order of 45 million miles out. The sizes of the planets around Kepler-11 range from 1.97 to 4.5 times the radius of Earth. The largest are comparable in size to Uranus and Neptune, which means they probably have a lot of hydrogen and helium, Lissauer said. Their heavy gravity allows them to keep those gases in their atmospheres for a relatively long period. The smaller planets, Lissauer says, are denser, and could have a mixture of rock and water. But the water wouldn't be like an ocean on Earth. Without any other gases in the atmosphere, the water would vaporize and become the atmosphere. Whether a planet retains an atmosphere at all depends on the surface temperature and the gravity, Lissauer says. In our own solar system, a planet like Mercury can't hold an atmosphere very long because it gets blasted by the sun's heat and any gases (and most liquids) boil off and get blown away by the solar wind.

    In the Kepler-11 system, the fact that the planets are heavier would mean they can hold an atmosphere longer. Lissauer says the only ones they are reasonably sure about are the largest two, which given their diameters and masses would have to have retained a lot of hydrogen and helium.

    For Kepler 11's planets, the surface temperatures would be between 1,400 degrees and 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit, assuming they had no atmosphere at all. (Venus, by comparison, has a very thick atmosphere and maintains a surface temperature of 860 degrees F, while Mercury, which is airless, gets to about 750 F at noon).

    Scientists can learn so much about the system because of the way Kepler finds planets. When a planet transits across the face of its star, the light dips slightly. The size of the planet can be deduced from how the brightness changes, and by observing over several months one can estimate the period of its orbit. That gives a good estimate of the planets mass.

    Lissauer says the team poring over the data will keep looking for evidence of more planets. He notes that the telescope can only see a small portion of the sky, and even then, only those planetary systems that are facing edge-on towards Earth. That means there are many more that Kepler can't see.

    Thus far more than 1,200 candidates for planets have been found. About 68 of them are Earth-sized, with a fraction of those in the "habitable zone" of their stars, the distance at which liquid water can exist.

    Kepler won't be the last mission like this. Kepler only looks at a relatively small part of the sky, centered on the constellations Cygnus and Lyra. Lissauer says he has a proposal in for another mission, one that will survey the whole sky, using better camera technology (Kepler was designed a decade ago). While that one won't be quite as sensitive as Kepler is, it will do a better job of finding systems closer to us as it will look at a wider area. He hopes to get it launched about five years from now.

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    The Secrets of Heaven are Finally Revealed!

    "...[Jacob] dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven... [and he saw] the angels of god ascending and descending on it.
    And he was afraid, and said, 'How dreadful is this place! This is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.'"
    --Genesis 28:12, 17 KJV.

    In "Gateway of the Gods, author Craig Hines invites readers to reconsider preconceived notions concerning Biblical theology in light of recent scientific discoveries and inquiries concerning the nature of the universe. This fascinating exploration reveals a number of ideas that have been suppressed and obscured behind layers of symbolism and misguided propaganda for thousands of years... until now.

    • Why is it that so many world cultures share details of an event when fallen angels descended upon the earth and fathered hybrid offspring called the Nephilim?
    • Do the latest advances in theoretical physics lend credibility to the idea that otherworldly beings might reside in dimensions parallel to our own?
    • Was a secret message embedded within ancient texts that could only be revealed after we have attained the knowledge and technology necessary to understand it?

    Drawing from a variety of historical sources and years of meticulous research, the author weaves together a compelling argument involving a range of seemingly disparate topics that when considered together, formulate a radically new narrative concerning the history and destiny of the human race.

    Coincidence, a day on Mars and a day on Earth last almost the same amount of time. Almost, but not exactly: Mars spins just a little more slowly, so the time from one sunrise on Mars to the next is 40 minutes longer than the same interval on Earth. This small difference usually causes no problems, but if you're remotely operating a robot near the north pole of Mars and you need to wake that robot at sunrise every (Mars) morning and get it busy scooping up ice, those extra 40 minutes per day can be maddening. One day you're heading to sleep just as the terrestrial world is awakening, two weeks later you've slowly gotten in sync with the rest of ground-based humanity, and two weeks after that you're back to daytime and sleeping with your blackout curtains closed. If you're sleeping at all. Because a robot at the pole of Mars has a lot to do and learn in the five months before Martian winter comes and it freezes to death, if indeed it makes it that long before a short-circuit disables it or NASA discontinues your funding or you succumb to exhaustion.

    Though earthbound, Andrew Kessler spent 90 Martian days and nights watching the Phoenix robot perform experiments.

    Sightings Worldwide

    Arizona Discs Sandstorm and Triangle

    Phoenix -- Sandstorm-- On July 6, 2011,Show me a photo of a helicopter of a plane that resembles a silver reflective disk like object with thrusters on the outer ends like the one in this vid. Michael Cohen

    TUCSON -- I have been taking pictures of certain star like objects and I had some really neat things come up. There seems to be a few that are not just stars as this one taken on April 28, 2011, all these are taken from a tripod in series of ten shots at a time. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    California Disc

    NORTH HOLLYWOOD -- We were sitting outside enjoying the evening on the Fourth of July with friends having a barbeque. I looked up into the shy and i say a black circular disc moving from the southeast to the northwest. At first sight i thought it was a balloon, but it did not ascend at all, it was gliding like a jet, below the clouds. It looked like a hockey puck, but as it was so far away, it was much larger than that. There were no lights, and we followed it until it left our sight in front of the San Bernardino Mountains Thanks to MUFON CMS

    MT SHASTA -- I was at a park in Mt. Shasta, California. My boyfriend and I all went to the park so that we could see the volcano up close and take some good pictures. I was unaware of the UFOs at the time of the park visit and had no sighting of them while I was physically at the park in the town of Mt. Shasta.

    I first noticed the UFO objects in my pictures a week or so after the actual park trip on 7/9/2011 when I was zooming into them using my computer. I noticed that many (mostly all) of the pictures that I took directly of Mt. Shasta contained little dots that were somewhat hard to notice at first glance when the pictures were not zoomed-in upon. The dots in the pictures are not in consistent spots and seem as if they were moving as I was taking the pictures. I took the pictures over a span of about 5 to 10 minutes and was on my way without knowing that I had even taken photos of the said UFOs.

    I was unaware of the UFOs while I was taking pictures of the volcanic Mt. Shasta on June 27, 2011. Many pictures taken show UFOs in the sky. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Georgia Mother Ship

    Atlanta -- Annie S. writes, "When I was 18, my brother and I were on the interstate just outside of Atlanta, we looked up at the sky and saw a UFO. We were dumbfounded and then started to see little ships come out of the mother ship, then some blasts of light went from one ship to another and they disappeared before our eyes - with no sound at all! We thought we were crazy until we looked around and realized that everyone on the freeway had stopped their cars and was witnessing this, too!! We even investigated if there were any military maneuvers that day, but came up blank. I bet the military knew full well what had happened, but they were obviously keeping it quiet. It was an amazing thing to see, and I'll never forget it as long as I live." Thanks to Annie.

    Illinois Triangle

    GlEn ELLYN -- I was looking at the moon with my boys and saw a jet on flight path to a local airport and noticed way above the commercial jet a triangular shaped object that was heading east on a straight line. It had a short contrail behind it five times the length of the object. I think it was a military plane but it was way to high and going way too fast than normal. My reaction was this is really odd, like a SR-71 but those are retired. It looked like the shape of the Space Shuttle but I know that is not up there. It has yet to launch. I tried to take a picture with my cell phone camera but the object was too far up to get into the picture. It reflected white in front of the contrail. It was close to sunset so the sun rays were reflecting off the bottom of the object as it flew out of sight into the distance. I would like to know if the FAA tracked the object. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Maryland Ball of Light

    ABERDEEN -- We were sitting outside at out picnic table talking and watching a couple of airplanes flying by on June 29, 2011, when we noticed strange objects flying without blinking lights. The first one we saw was flying south about the same speed as an airplane that was a bright white ball of light, and we could see an airplane at the same time. That's how we knew there was a difference. As the object got to a certain point south of us it just disappeared. The second object was coming from north northeast going south southeast at the same rate of speed, but this one was a ball of red light. The third and fourth ones we seen looked like the first one and heading in the same direction north to south and it was a bright white light like the first one. They too also disappeared when they reached a certain point. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Missouri Bright Unidentified Object

    Osage Beach -- At 8:45 PM, on June 29, 2011 the second night in a row that I was out on my lakeside porch near the Grand Glaze Bridge. Bright white orb moving across night time sky.

    The orb had a trailer much like a comet, but moved smoothly and slowly across the sky. It emitted bright white aura and then turned red before disappearing. This area has commercial air traffic and is specifically used for military training. I am used to seeing aircraft that has more than one continuous light. Both nights had same visual on orb moving across sky before slowing and disappearing. The night before I had contact on same orb, but with a jet trailing behind by about 14 seconds. This helped confirm that the object I was looking at was not commercial. I had never even heard of this site until these sightings.

    I find it interesting that there are reports from this area that predate mine. Thanks to Peter Davenport, Director National UFO Reporting Center

    Michigan Fireball

    Chesterfield Township " On July 4 and 5, 2011, at 11:30 PM to 1:30 AM, I noticed a bright red "fireball for lack of a better description coming from the south slowly towards a local fireworks display. I called for my girlfriend to come outside to see. She brought out her camera and shot a trio of photos. By then, it was due West of us. It flew away at high speed and faded from view. I went back out again at about 1:30 AM and didn't see anything until I turned and saw it directly overhead and CLOSE. I yelled for my girlfriend because it was right HERE! I am a pilot and it wasn't any aircraft I ever seen. The object had no position lights etc. It was only 600 to 1000 feet above us and moving slowly towards the West. There was a fireball an above it I could see a disc shaped structure that looked like a 35 feet in diameter parachute. This was about and noiseless (the fireworks were all done) no engine, jet or rotor sound was heard. It was completely SILENT. The Disc varied in color from bright red to blood red to deep crimson purple. Then my girl friend came out and all you could see was the fireball. She saw it and suddenly yelled as it turned north and sped away at incredible speed. Thanks to William Puckett, Director

    Missouri Orb

    AFFTON " On June 25, 2011, at 8:30 to 9 PM, the photos were taken. A storm front was moving in and my wife and I noticed the heavy cloud formations due west of our home. I shot several pictures and next day I was looking at the photos and noticed the object. The camera is a Kodak C653, 6.1 mega-pixel. I did not actually see this object, because I was watching the thunder and lightning to the north. Note: The enlargement of the photo shows a triangular shaped object. I believe that the object is real and not a lens flare, droplet on lens, etc. I do not believe the photo was doctored. Thanks to William Puckett Director UFOs Northwest

    O'FALLON -- I was at a family BBQ in the backyard waiting for fireworks to start and we noticed in the southern sky an orange flare-like object that appeared to be moving slowly but steadily westward. It was unlike a plane or a firework, more flare like. The orange light also seemed to be somewhat directional. The silent light finally just slowly winked out was gone. Shortly thereafter we watched from the direction of Lambert Airport three red lights jets take off and climb straight up in to the sky and disappear. It was 11 PM, and I was walking near my home in O'Fallon. I witnessed the orange light again for probably 45 seconds moving northwest before it slowly winked out. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Montana fire-orange Light

    MISSOULA --My boyfriend was outside smoking and called my daughter and I outside because he was seeing something strange in the sky on July 1, 2011. We are avid sky watchers so I ran outside and saw that it was not a normal light in the sky so I ran back inside to grab my camera so I could video it. It was a very bright, fire-orange light that seemed to travel horizontally at first, and then it started to go up horizontally until it disappeared. It seemed cigar shaped and there were no flashers like airplanes have. The fire-orange light around it was very bright and was tons bigger than any stars in the sky. There was also no sound. We were very excited to see it. The video I got does not do it justice. It was way bigger than it shows and does not show the fire-orange light around it very well. Maybe with the technology you have access to you will see something.

    New Jersey Light Traveling

    Barrington -- Brilliant light traveling southeast, slowly dimmed and vanished at 10:14 PM, on June 29, 2011. My daughter and I were sitting in the yard talking when this bright light came into my view around 55 degree elevation heading southeast, altitude about 1500 to 2000 feet. The object continued southeast, became very dim and vanished. The object traveled perpendicular to the Philadelphia landing pattern. My daughter photographed the object with her cell phone. The sky was clear and the object made no audible sound. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    South Kearny " On June 17, 2011, about 1:30 pm I went out on the porch at work to see the on coming Thunder Storm. I was talking to a co-worker when big flash of lightening struck. We were watching the sky for more lightening and seconds later, I said to my co-worker, "What's that"?? First he said it was a bird, then said it was a black plastic bag then said, "I don't know".. I told him to keep it in sight and I'll go get my camera.. I have a 10x zoom on my camera and managed to get 3 pictures as it traveled from South to North in a pretty direct path over my job in South Kearny, NJ before losing sight of it over our building at work... All I know is that it was Unidentified and it was flying. This case was investigated by Lida Griffith and has been classified as '' unknown''.


    Cape May county -- At around 10 pm on the 4th of July my wife and I were heading south on Rt47 in NJ between Goshen and Indian Trail Rd (Rt147). I noticed and orange glowing ball in the sky off to north west of us and at first thought it to be fireworks. I watched for a short while realized it wasn't bursting or falling to the ground. I pointed it out to my wife and as I got closer I lost site of it but my wife could still see it out of her side window. She opened the window and told me stop the car that I had to in her words "see this thing". I pulled onto the shoulder and we both got out as the object passed over our car going from west to east I could clearly see a round object. It was bright orange. In it's center there appeared to be something like a brilliant reddish orange flame or burner and around the perimeter were orange dots. The whole object was bright orange. There was a moderate but steady flow of traffic heading in both directions so I thought for sure other cars would stop but none did. The object made no noise and kept traveling east until it was out of sight. As it went away form us it looked more like an orange ball again. I took a picture with my blackberry camera but it came out looking like a small dot in the sky. I believe it was overcast that evening as I don't recall seeing any stars. I have tried to rationalize what I saw, thinking it was some kind of 4th of July display or possibly the bottom of a balloon gondola with a 4th of July display under it but nothing made sense. I have never seen anything like it in my life and neither has my wife.

    I'm just surprised that I have not heard anything about anyone else seeing it. The way it traveled out of sight it was heading for Wildwood on one of the busiest nights of the year. Maybe you folks have received some reports, I just can't believe we were the only ones to see this. The whole episode lasted maybe 3 minutes. I can't say how large it was or how fast it was going. If you held bottle cap over your head and looked up at it, that's about size it looked up in the sky but the details I describe looking straight up under it were very clear.

    Regards, John Carpenter Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

    New York Spherical Objects

    On July 4, 2011, we saw several pink/orange spherical objects initially in triangle formation with many to follow. I already posted this but now have the two pictures we managed to get (I wanted to get permission from the person who took it). I am still stunned, especially since there are now hundreds of postings with similar pictures, videos from all over the world. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    North Carolina Cigar

    Elizabeth City -- Three of us were on a sailboat in the Albemarle Sound in route from Manteo to Coinjock (NNW). We were motoring at 7.5 nautical miles per hour & had passed Kitty Hawk to the East at 10:50 AM, on July 1, 2011. I believe that we were southeast of the mouth of the Pasquotank River. We were constantly scanning the water watching for crab pots, debris, sailing markers, etc and hoping to see dolphins. Around Noon I saw in the distance (NNW, 3-5 miles) a very large white shape, rectangular with rounded ends. It was so pale it blended with the skies & water but was distinct from the nearby trees. There was some smoke from the peat fires to the East so the view was not the best. I studied the sight with binoculars & didn't have a clue about what I was seeing. I pointed it out to the other sailors who also looked and had a similar reaction. We could not determine if the object was hovering, floating, teetered or otherwise secured. It did not seem to move. I took two pictures though it was very hard to see the object in the lens. I zoomed out (shutter speed 1/1250; focal length 60.0 mm) in the direction I was looking & clicked twice. Remember, we were on a boat so holding a camera steady is a challenge! The first picture shows the complete object that we estimated was over 200 feet tall and 1000 feet long. The second picture shows the object partially hidden by trees. (The object was NOT moving; our boat was taking us out of sight of it as we continued our trip.) Look closely in the trees to the right & see a house to get perspective of the size. We wondered if it was a blimp since we had seen a blimp and blimp hangar on June 21 when we were leaving Elizabeth City. But, it was much larger and a different shape from any blimp we could recall. The bulges on either end of the object and the lack of "fins" plus the sheer size of it made us doubt that possibility. Also, there were dark squares that appeared to be windows near the mid-line along the right side of the object. At the time we were wondering what it was, trying to figure it out, knowing we had never seen anything like it. We were curious but assumed there was a logical explanation. We chose not to investigate further as we were meeting friends and wanted to get to port before any afternoon showers might appear. Thanks to MUFON Thanks to MUFON Thanks to MUFON CMS


    CLEVELAND " On July 4, 2011, at 11 PM, We saw a white to red sphere shaped object moving north to south. Many people saw it. I did not have tripod (sorry), but as I zoomed in you can see how red and bright it was. It looked white from far away. I caught it again at the end of film and it seemed to morph into something very strange. The video does not do it justice.

    Note: It appears that the witness zooms in towards the end of the footage. The zoom reveals a red object of strange shape. This same witness has sent interesting photos and videos before. Thanks to William Puckett Director UFOs Northwest

    Cleveland -- The witness mailed a sketch along with a lengthy description of experiences with the orb along with more recent experiences. The witness was watching TV and saw an illuminated round green crystal that floated in mid air. The crystal was about the size of a large grapefruit. The witness felt more "shocked than scared."

    The witness thought the crystal was some sort of machine and certainly real. It float for about 12 seconds. It was present long enough to make a detailed description. Within the crystal were four green rings. Two rings turned slowly clockwise and the other two turned counter-clockwise. There were also two white lights that pulsated on and off. Within each ring were adjoining sections (dark green) that were shaped like mounted panels. The witness had the sense of "being watched." When the witness called to a family member in the kitchen the crystal suddenly disappeared into tiny metal fragments.

    The witness described subsequent strange encounters with unknown beings since the above incident. These accounts are not included in this report.

    Note: This sounds like a fantastic intriguing case, but the veracity of the case rests with the credibility of the witness. As J.R. Ripley said" "Believe it not." Thanks to William Puckett Director UFOs Northwest

    Texas Lights

    Elm -- On July 8, 2011, I stepped outside to smoke, look up and this object was moving weird honestly I don't know much but you be the judge. it flickered and move fast planes don't move like that it was around 10 PM. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Washington State

    Trout Lake -- Can you please describe the "satellite at .56 on the video timeline that is shown being "swarmed by orbs? Which satellite is the one that is accompanied by luminous orb-like bodies while travelling in space? Do video recordings of luminous bodies being "swarmed by orbs reveal secret dimensions of the US Space Command? Please advise :) A new video shows a UFO that appeared to witnesses "as bright as a second sun" crossing the skies over the ECETI Ranch in Trout Lake Washington on the evening of Monday, June 27, 2011. The event was just one in a series of ongoing sightings that occurred during the previous four nights, captured in both visible light and infrared night vision using a stereo camera imaging system. The video also shows lights on Mt. Adams accompanied by mysterious flights over the peak, a UFO that disappears in mid-air while flying in clear skies, witnesses using lights to engage luminous vehicles, orbs swarming around a low-flying UFO and incredible acceleration when what appears to be an inter-dimensional spaceship makes a rapid exit. Story continues on

    Trout Lake -- This photo was taken on 6/27/2011. I was taking random nature shots of the area and discovered this little object at the top of the frame. It's one object - the two squares are zooms of the same object. I didn't notice it while I was taking the shots. It's a shame I couldn't get more detail, but I was shooting in RAW format so I was able to zoom in to get the most detail from the original. Notice the color shift from top to bottom and the vertical lines coming from the top and bottom of the object.

    Brazil Orb

    SAO PAULO " As a tourist to S?o Paulo, I was returning from photographing a park called Parque da Independ?ncia on saturday July 9th, 2011 (4pm local time), coming towards Ipiranga CPTM train station to take a ride back to Br?s station, when I saw a shape floating over the neighborhood of "Vila Prudente". The shape caught my eye, because when it was moving, it looked like the sun was making different reflections of light from the object like a mirror would in a sky, plus keeping my eyes focused on the object, it seemed to have blueish, blinking lights. I took a couple of photographs of the object with my Canon X-43 digital camera, 10x zoom on max, from the entrance to the Ipiranga station, looking at the object, which was slowly moving about against the clear blue sky. When I entered the station and went to the open air train departure area, I was unable to locate the object again. All in all, I saw the object for about 15 minutes. The three pictures I have attached have been cropped from the original larger ones using Google's Picasa. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Lights in Ottawa Sky July 07, 2011

    Please see

    I took this last night " other have seen it, but so far I haven't heard anyone with pictures/video or media reports saying what it was.

    Contact me if you need additional information.

    Thank you,

    Colombia Flying Object

    At 9:20 PM, Colombian time on July 9, 2011, I went to the balcony and observed an object was moving from side to side. It was yellow and red and was not a plane, helicopter. The object flew in a circle without explanation. The first reaction I had was it was a star. It was still for a few seconds, but after that it began to show yellow and blue colors as it moved from side to side. I have seen videos of ufos and stuff like that because I have interest in the subject but what I saw today was not anything I've ever seen on TV. I've never seen something so unusual. My mother was also present. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Norway Low Flying Disc

    Nordkjostbotn -- A witness to a UFO sighting, was out on trekking trip near his home town, and managed to film a UFO. The object at low center might well be a craft of alien origin as it passed over the area during daylight hours. The event took place in the vicinity of the town of Nordkjostbotn in the far north of Norway and occurred around a week ago.

    Russia Flames

    MOSCOW -- I saw a very strange flaming object on July 9, 2011. I had been sitting on my terrace at my country house, when I noticed a strange flying object above. This attracted my attention because it was flaming and burning like a plane was on fire. I thought something had happened, but the flaming object was flying in a straight trajectory. After that I called my friends and parents and it changed trajectory slightly to the left and started to fly away and up. We could make out that it was one object and looked like it was made up of three flaming balls (one big and one small one on the each side). It was very interesting to watch and made this picture to try and illustrate what I saw. Thanks to MUFON CMS


    Guildford -- "I had just put our car in the garage and was walking back towards the house on July7, 2011, when I spotted two orange lights moving at speed through the sky. They were closer and much faster than a plane. Also they were silent and there were no flashing lights, so they were definitely not planes or helicopters. They were heading northwest and ended up being obscured by trees. I ran into upstairs to grab my camcorder and told my fiance what I had just seen. We looked out of the window and another orange light flew past fast, before I had the chance to turn on my camera. I went outside and saw another orange light to the north of my house and managed to get some brief footage of it, which shows its speed. They moved to fast to be Chinese lanterns and the final one came from a totally different direction than the others. Thanks to MUFON CMS

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    Test confirms Roswell debris is not from Earth

    Alejandro Rojas | Jul 12, 2011

    The artifact that has been analyzed. Specimen size about 10 mm long. End fragment clipped off for testing. (image credit: Frank Kimbler)

    The artifact that has been analyzed. Specimen size about 10 mm long. End fragment clipped off for testing. (image credit: Frank Kimbler)

    A teacher at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell may have discovered the first scientific evidence of manufactured debris made on another planet. Furthermore, this debris was found near the location where pieces from an alleged flying saucer were discovered outside of Roswell in 1947.

    Frank Kimbler (image credit: Alejandro Rojas)

    Frank Kimbler (image credit: Alejandro Rojas)

    Frank Kimbler teaches high school level Earth Sciences and college level Geology at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. He says he has always had an interest in UFOs, and actually had his own unusual sighting in his twenties. So when he moved to Roswell, he decided to put his expertise to the test and take a shot at investigating the most famous UFO incident of all time, the crash at Roswell.

    He says his main goal was to find some physical evidence. He started by looking at some satellite imagery of the alleged “debris site.” This is where rancher, Mac Brazel, had told the Air Force he had found pieces of the crashed object. Kimbler used these images to enhance the infra-red in order to highlight areas where the ground was disturbed. He was surprised to find an area that was similar to what witnesses had described. It was about ¾ of a mile long and a few hundred feet wide, and facing the direction witnesses had reported. He also noticed this area had very straight edges, something unusual for a natural occurrence.

    His next step was to get out there with a metal detector to see what he could find. He began making trips to the site in May 2010. Using a metal detector that could find a piece the size of a BB, three inches below the surface, he would be able to find small pieces, which was exactly his goal. In previous archeological digs in the area they had sifted dirt through screens with holes large enough for very small pieces to fall through. Kimbler figured that if there was anything left it would be very small and perhaps in animal burrows, or ant hills. An ant hill was actually where he found his first piece.

    Landsat multi-spectral satellite image showing the debris field. The image clearly shows a burn (or disturbed area) covering the exact location of the debris field as described by witnesses. (image credit: Frank Kimbler)

    Landsat multi-spectral satellite image showing the debris field. The image clearly shows a burn (or disturbed area) covering the exact location of the debris field as described by witnesses. (image credit: Frank Kimbler)

    What he found was a silvery metal that looked aluminum. This was strange because there were no indications of any sort of aluminum objects in the area. He occasionally found tin, which would come from parts of tin roofs blowing around, and some nails. He eventually found more of these silvery pieces, and says they looked shredded. Some of the edges even appear melted. He also found some aluminum buttons that appear to be the type used on military fatigues in the later 40’s. If that is the case it demonstrates that the military was in the area.

    The buttons. Tentatively identified as military fatigue buttons late 40's early 50's. (image credit: Frank Kimbler)

    The buttons. Tentatively identified as military fatigue buttons late 40's early 50's. (image credit: Frank Kimbler)

    Kimbler felt the small silvery pieces were interesting enough for further analysis. To get some help he went to the Roswell International UFO Museum and Research Center. Located in downtown Roswell, the museum is the main hub for Roswell UFO crash research. He showed the material to the museum’s director, Julie Shuster, and was able to meet with researcher Don Schmitt. They decided to fund the first test which was done by New Mexico Tech in Socorro. Using a micro-probe, they were able to determine the material’s composition. It turned out to be an aluminum, silicon, manganese, copper alloy. It is not unknown, but it is used in construction and not usually found in a foil form.

    This further inspired Kimbler to get some isotope work done on the piece. Kimbler says the isotope work is so important because the ratios are “very much like our fingerprints.” Certain concentrations of elements on earth are unique to Earth. So if you know isotopic ratios for magnesium, it will be the same for anything on earth with magnesium, but if it is not from Earth, it will have a different ratio. For instance meteorites have different ratios because they are not from Earth. Isotopic analysis is necessary to determine if a material is from Earth or another world.

    Some of the metal alloy fragments found buried and scattered over the debris field area. (image credit: Frank Kimbler)

    Some of the metal alloy fragments found buried and scattered over the debris field area. (image credit: Frank Kimbler)

    Kimbler went to the University of New Mexico Institute of Meteoritics, and talked to their expert on isotopes to get an analysis done. Kimbler had not told the expert anything about the samples. He looked Kimbler “square in the eye” and told him that the only reason he would want to get this sort of test done is because he suspected the material was from outer space. He wanted to know where the material was from, and when Kimbler told him he refused to do the test, stating that the idea of a spaceship crashing at Roswell was “a bunch of hooey.” One of the other scientists in the office actually argued the point that if it is something unusual, the importance of that possibility makes it worth taking a look at. However, the expert didn’t budge and refused to do the work. The second scientist was a micro-probe specialist at the University and although he could not do any isotope work, he was able to get more specific information about the material’s composition and confirm the early work that had been done.

    Bigelow Aerospace showed some interest in helping Kimbler with his analysis, but after spending months with little results, Kimbler had to go elsewhere. Kimbler was able to find another lab with multiple certifications willing to do the work. The UFO Museum put up the money, and the results were back in five days. Kimbler says he almost fell over when he saw the information. The ratios were off, and as he puts it there were only two answers to explain the results, “either the lab made an analytical error or the material is not from Earth.”

    Magnesium isotope fractionation chart modified from the graph used by Dr. Peter Sturrock in his analysis of the Ubatuba UFO fragment. Magnesium bearing compounds, metals, and minerals should all plot on or very close to the line. A chondite is a type of meteorite and since it does not originate from Earth does not plot on the line. The Roswell AH-1 alloy plots way of the line. The AH-1 plot is an anomaly that is either an analytical error or the material is not from Earth. More testing is needed to verify the data to see if it is an error or its from another world. (image credit: Frank Kimbler)

    Magnesium isotope fractionation chart modified from the graph used by Dr. Peter Sturrock in his analysis of the Ubatuba UFO fragment. Magnesium bearing compounds, metals, and minerals should all plot on or very close to the line. A chondite is a type of meteorite and since it does not originate from Earth does not plot on the line. The Roswell AH-1 alloy plots way of the line. The AH-1 plot is an anomaly that is either an analytical error or the material is not from Earth. More testing is needed to verify the data to see if it is an error or its from another world. (image credit: Frank Kimbler)

    However, Kimbler’s work is not finished. He says, “Following good scientific method protocol one set of data is not going to cut it.” In order to prove the lab did not make a mistake he needs to get more work done. He says he does have two more certified labs lined up to do more isotopic testing to confirm the work done thus far, and that he may have this work done within the next few weeks. Kimbler says in order to confirm the material is not from Earth, it is necessary to have two or three labs showing the same results.

    Another important aspect of the material being aluminum and showing unearthly origins is that aluminum must be manufactured. Unlike some natural elements, such as gold or silver that can be found as nuggets in its raw form, aluminum is not found in nature. If this proves to be material not of this earth, it means this was something that was manufactured elsewhere. Thus far humans are not manufacturing anything in space, let alone something that would fall out of space and land outside of Roswell in a location where an alleged spacecraft was found in 1947.

    Kimbler says he is being careful before making any definitive claims, but he is “hopeful.” He says certified labs don’t normally make mistakes, and that these people who did the work are some of the best in the business.

    The implications if Kimbler’s material turns out to be of extraterrestrial origins and manufacture are of course startling. Could he have the smoking gun to prove we are being visited by an intelligent civilization from another planet, and that they crashed outside of Roswell in 1947? Kimbler says he will keep us up to date, and has been gracious enough to provide us with pictures of the material and the analysis.

    Listen to Frank Kimbler discussing his finding on Open Minds Radio.

    Note: Most captions provided by Frank Kimbler.

    New Mexico Tech microprobe data shows element composition of AH-1. Na and Cl values from small salt crystals embedded on the surface analysis shows AH-1 contains AL Si Mg Mn and Cu with small amounts of Fe. (image credit: Frank Kimbler)

    New Mexico Tech microprobe data shows element composition of AH-1. Na and Cl values from small salt crystals embedded on the surface analysis shows AH-1 contains AL Si Mg Mn and Cu with small amounts of Fe. (image credit: Frank Kimbler)

    University of New Mexico microprobe data shows element composition. Verified the NMT data with analysis showing AL Si Mg Mn  Cu with a some Fe. (image credit: Frank Kimbler)

    University of New Mexico microprobe data shows element composition. Verified the NMT data with analysis showing AL Si Mg Mn Cu with a some Fe. (image credit: Frank Kimbler)

    Magnesium isotope values from the certified lab that did the analysis. (image credit: Frank Kimbler)

    Magnesium isotope values from the certified lab that did the analysis. (image credit: Frank Kimbler)

    AH-1 alloy element composition from the same lab. Shows the AH-1 alloy is a AL-Mg-Mn-Si-Cu alloy. (image credit: Frank Kimbler)

    AH-1 alloy element composition from the same lab. Shows the AH-1 alloy is a AL-Mg-Mn-Si-Cu alloy. (image credit: Frank Kimbler)

    AH-1 under magnification shows banded or layered structures in AH-1. (image credit: Frank Kimbler)

    AH-1 under magnification shows banded or layered structures in AH-1. (image credit: Frank Kimbler)

    AH-1 under magnification shows more areas of banding. (image credit: Frank Kimbler)

    AH-1 under magnification shows more areas of banding. (image credit: Frank Kimbler)

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    UFO Hunters S02E05 - The Real Roswell(FULL)‬‏

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    De meeste ufologen laten de klassieke UFO-periode traditiegetrouw beginnen vanaf 1947 met de eerste melding van de verrassende, wereldberoemde ervaring van de zakenman en piloot Kenneth ARNOLD bij de MOUNT-RAINIER, USA. In feite begon de klassieke ufologie bij het einde van de Tweede Wereldoorlog, toen de Nazi’s West-Europa bezetten. Gedurende de winter 1944/45 ontmoetten de geallieerde piloten veelkleurige, bolvormige vuurballen, die zij “foo-fighters’ noemden. Deze mysterieuze lichtbollen vlogen argeloos naast hen, zolang de piloten geen moeite deden om er verlost van te raken. Soms dansten ze gewoon speels rond hun slachtoffer of waren ze tevreden met de vliegtuigen gewoon te achtervolgen en te begeleiden. Maar op andere tijdstippen verschenen zij in keurige formaties. In die tijd geloofden de officieren van de geheime diensten dat deze bollen met radar gecontroleerd werden en gezonden waren om de ontstekingsmechanismen van de vliegtuigen te saboteren of eenvoudig om de geallieerde radarinstallaties te storen. Het enig groot tegenargument is het vaststaand feit dat ook de Duitse piloten geplaagd werden door deze geheimzinnige metgezellen. De beruchte “foo-fighters” beperkten zich niet alleen tot Europa... Ze speelden eveneens “volg de leider” met de B-29 bemanningen tijdens hun bombardementen boven Japan. Tijdens zijn toespraak op 16/10/1973 voor de Amerikaanse Associatie voor de Wetenschappelijke Vooruitgang (A.A.A.S.) vertelde generaal George S. BROWN dat de Foo-Fighters regelmatig waargenomen werden tijdens het Koreaans en het Vietnamees conflict. Tegenstanders van het UFO-fenomeen, waaronder Philip KLASS, verklaarden dat deze foo-fighters niets anders waren dan verkeerde interpretaties van de planeet VENUS. Zoals je nu kan lezen en nog vaak zal horen, wordt de planeet VENUS vaak terecht en ten onrechte als verklaring voor vreemde waarnemingen ge(mis)bruikt... Op dergelijke wijze kan IEDEREEN snel alles wat hij niet kent of wilt erkennen, verklaren.

    Het FOO-FIGHTER-mysterie leek in 1946 boven Europa te verdwijnen. In 1946 begonnen de “GHOST ROCKETS” of “SPOOKRAKETTEN” de plaats in te nemen van hun voorgangers. Een grote paniek verspreidde zich in Zweden van mei tot oktober 1946. Sigaarvormige voorwerpen, die voorkeur bleken te hebben om in de oppervlaktewaters van de meren neer te storten, werden regelmatig waargenomen. Ze kregen als bijnaam ‘GHOST BOMBS’ of “GHOST ROCKETS”. In Zweden richtte ze een speciaal comité op om deze meldingen te onderzoeken. Ze slaagden er zelfs in de aandacht van de Britse en Amerikaanse grootmachten aan te trekken, omdat het idee ontstond dat de Russen misschien geheime Duitse wapens uit PEENEMUNDE (= geheim Nazi onderzoekscentrum) buitgemaakt hadden. Ondanks alle waarnemingen en onderzoek vonden ze geen antwoord voor deze mysterieuze objecten.

    Bij dit mysterie kwamen zich ook de vuurballen voegen die mensen zagen boven Frankrijk, Denemarken, Finland, Griekenland, Portugal, Spanje, Italië en Noord-Afrika gedurende de maand september 1946. Een onderzoekscommissie werd naar Zweden gezonden om het verschijnsel van de spookraketten te bestuderen. Nadat ze 100% zekerheid hadden dat dit geen Russische raketten waren, besloten de commissieleden dat het verschijnsel ontsproten was uit het brein van een culturele, psychologische statenmassahysterie...

    Dus omdat het fenomeen niet paste in hun welbepaald, fysisch klassifikatiesysteem, plaatsten de Amerikanen de vreemde waarnemingen gewoon in een specifiek psychologisch kader. Je kan weeral eens besluiten dat de mensen niet zagen wat ze verklaarden te zien, vooral wegens het groeien van de KOUDE OORLOG-situatie en de daaruit voortkomende angstpyshose voor oorlog en atoomwapens (Hiroshima en Nagasaki lagen nog vers in het geheugen gegrift...) Daar het verschijnsel niet paste in het modaal referentiekader van de commissieleden en ervan uitgaande dat de onverklaarbare dingen die de burgers zagen, psychologisch van aard waren; was het een hele kleine stap te verklaren dat de mensen in feite niets hadden gezien. Dit is de eenvoudigste manier om mensen te doen zwijgen over hetgeen ze wel of niet waarnamen. Verder was een belangrijk argument zeker om een sluitende verklaring te geven dat het geen Sovjet-Russische wapens waren en deze meldingen dus geen gevaar vormden voor de internationale veiligheid. Een verklaring geven die rust en vrede uitstraalde, was de boodschap!

    Alleen al het idee dat anderen zouden kunnen denken dat ze gek, dom, belachelijk of dwaas zijn, behoedt meestal de UFO-waarnemer ervan om zijn ongewone ervaring te melden... Deze techniek werd (wordt) vaker toegepast om de totale Ufologie in een slecht daglicht te plaatsen. Zelfs een aantal sceptische ‘Ufologen’ spelen dit spelletje aardig mee...

    3.2  1947 – HET BEGIN

    3.2.1. PROJECT SIGN

    Het is louter toevallig dat de overheid van de U.S.A. betrokken raakte met het UFO-verschijnsel, net het jaar dat de luchtmacht een afzonderlijke afdeling werd van het Amerikaanse leger. Officieel begon het UFO-probleem op 24 juni 1947. Kenneth ARNOLD, IDAHO, zakenman en privépiloot, voerde een eenzame vlucht uit nabij MOUNT-RAINIER in de staat Washington, toen hij een formatie van negen schotelvormige objecten opmerkte, die hoog voorbijvlogen. Volgens Edward RUPPELT in zijn “THE REPORT OF UFO’S” beschreef Arnold na zijn landing hun beweging als dat van een “keitje (schotel) die over het water springt”. Verder beschreef Arnold de objecten  als twee op elkaar staande schotels... Volgens “ A SURVEY OF PRESS COVERAGE OF UFO’S 1947-1966” van Herbert J. STRENTZ zijn dit de historische woorden die de persmensen de woorden “vliegende schotels” in de mond legden. Volgens eens schets die Arnold voor de luchtmachtonderzoekers maakte, leek dit “schotelachtig” een gepaste omschrijving. De Arnold-waarneming genoot grote aandacht van de perslui, vooral toen de luchtmacht het bestaan van deze objecten probeerde te ontkennen. Dit ontkenningsproces verliep niet zo vlot: deze kredietwaardige, eerlijke individuele melding slaagde er dadelijk in  internationale bekendheid te verwerven. Andere getuigen begonnen eveneens vreemde objecten waar te nemen en het UFO-verschijnsel begon. Het tijdschrift LIFE gaf het onderwerp nationale bekendheid in de USA door een artikel van 21 juli 1947 : “A RASH OF FLYING DISKS BREAKS OUT OVER THE USA”. Het verschijnsel evolueerde niet traag, bouwend op voorafgepubliceerde verhalen, nauwgezet, beeldrijk en denkbeeldig wordend – zoals je van een psychologisch ontsproten verschijnsel, een sociaal of gebaseerd op folklore zou kunnen verwachten. Het dook eerder volledig ontwikkeld op als een volwassen verschijnsel in virtueel dezelfde volgorde van vormen, die getuigen de dag van vandaag nog rapporteren. Mensen begonnen een variëteit van geometrische modelvoorwerpen te zien, die ongewone karakteristieken vertoonden. Deze voorwerpen waren geen denkbeeldige ruimteschepen of aardse ruimtereis-ontwerpen uit de sciencefictionlectuur. De UFO’s waren een volledig nieuw iets en waren zeker niet verbonden met de populaire sciencefiction of de folklore in het algemeen.

    Dat er geen voorafgaande verschijning was van de configuratie van de voorwerpen van 1947, zoals die bestond in 1897, geeft de 1947-golf een grote belangrijkheid en een bijzondere dimensie. Indien we aannemen dat de hoofdleverancier van scienfiction de filmindustrie is (en inderdaad critici proberen een link te leggen tussen S.F.-films en UFO-waarnemingen!), dan leer je met één oogopslag in de geschiedenis van de sciencefiction dat er weinig of geen S.F.-films waren met buitenaardse bezoekers als onderwerp. Sta me toch even toe er op te wijzen dat tijdens een “realistisch” opgevoerd luisterspel op de radio “War of the worlds” van Orson Welles in 1932 een grote paniek uitbrak in de USA. De mensen ontvluchtten in paniek de steden en dachten echt dat de Marsbewoners begonnen waren met de verovering van de Aarde. Dit bewijst één van de stellingen van Philip KlASS dat de menselijke geest sneller op hol slaat dan we vooraf aannemen. Het Amerikaans publiek was wel vatbaar voor buitenaardse beschavingen. Bijkomend belangrijk feit was dat dit luisterspel onder de vorm van nieuwsflashes uitgezonden werd. Het is dus wel begrijpelijk dat mensen, die te laat afstemden op dit luisterspel, de indruk kregen dat er echt iets vreemd gebeurde... Vele films, die toen gemaakt werden, hadden vooral als onderwerp dat aardbewoners naar andere planeten reisden, zoals BUCK ROGERS en FLASH GORDON. Maar voor 1950 namen de filmmakers geen enkele film op met wezens uit de ruimte, die proberen de aarde te veroveren. Beweren dat de populaire cultuur schuldig is aan het scheppen van het UFO-verschijnsel, kan ik mij moeilijk voorstellen. Het is eerder zo dat  boeken over UFO’s die een bestseller werden, later na hun groot succes verfilmd werden...

    Het gedrag van de waargenomen objecten lijkt de technologische mogelijkheden van 1947 ver vooruit te zijn. Het stond dadelijk vast dat getuigen iets waarnamen dat volkomen uniek kon zijn. Als resultaat van dit buitengewoon karakter lag de  buitenaardse hypothese op het voorplan als de meest populaire theorie voor de waargenomen objecten.

    Op 23 september 1947 schreef Luitenant-generaal Nathan F. TWINING, bevelhebber van het AIR MATERAL COMMAND (A.M.C.), Wrightfield-OHIO een brief aan het hoofdcommando van de Amerikaanse luchtmacht. In het zog van de waarneming van Kenneth Arnold en andere raadselachtige UFO-rapporten van die zomer was Generaal TWINING gevraagd een bijzondere voorstudie van het verschijnsel te maken. Na een reeks discussies met ingenieurs, die onder zijn bevel stonden, besloot hij het volgende en informeerde Brigadegeneraal George CRAIGIE hiervan: - “Het gerapporteerde fenomeen is iets reeëls en geen droombeeld, hersenspinsel of fictie. De objecten zijn metaalachtig, schotelvormig, in een aantal gevallen volkomen geluidloos en opmerkelijk manoeuvreerbaar.” “Het is aangewezen”, schreef TWINING, “dat het hoofdkwartier van de luchtmacht een richtlijn uitvaardigt die een prioriteit, een veiligheidsclassificatie en een codenaam bepaalt om een gedetailleerde studie over dit fenomeen te maken.” De verzamelde informatie zal beschikbaar gesteld worden aan andere militaire afdelingen en wetenschappelijke instellingen, verbonden aan de overheid.

    Op 30 december 1947 keurde stafchef majoor-Generaal L.C. CRAIGIE, directeur van Opzoeking en Ontwikkeling, dit verzoek goed. Hij beval Project SIGN op te richten onder hoede van de A.M.C. te WRIGHT FIELD (nu de luchtmachtbasis WRIGHT-PATTERSON  in DAYTON, OHIO). Hij schreef dat het niet aan de luchtmachtpolitie was om rapporten van waarnemingen en fenomenen in de atmosfeer te ontkennen. In zijn brief gaf hij A.M.C. opdracht om “een project op te zetten met als doel het verzamelen, vergelijken, verifiëren, beoordelen, handelend op te treden op basis van informatie van die aard en de bekomen data betreffende de UFO-waarnemingen en verschijnselen in de atmosfeer, waarvan kan aangenomen worden dat ze de nationale veiligheid bedreigen, te verdelen aan alle Overheidsagentschappen en gecontracteerden.” Het project zou een 2A - veiligheidscode krijgen, met andere woorden “TOP SECRET” (= GEHEIM). (De hoogste  classificatie was 1A – For your eyes only) Zelfs de naam SIGN van het project was geheim, nochthans bleek in werkelijkheid het bestaan ervan bij een breder publiek bekend te zijn, dat het spottend “PROJECT SAUCER” noemde.

    Op 22 januari 1948 startte project SIGN zijn activiteiten. De geheime diensten van de luchtmacht leidden de meeste onderzoeken met als logische uitvalsbasis de dichtsbijzijnde luchtmachtbasis bij de waarnemingsplaats. Indien de binnengekomen melding belangrijk genoeg was, dan vloog eigen personeel van het A.M.C.-hoofdkwartier naar de lokatie van de waarneming. De getuigen dienden onmiddellijk een standaard vragenlijst in te vullen en een lijst van vragen te beantwoorden over hun waarneming(en), inbegrepen tijdstip, tijdsduur, plaats, verschijning, hoogte, snelheid en manoeuvers. Alle relevante informatie en materiaal werd naar het A.M.C.-hoofdkwartier gezonden, waar evaluatieteams de rapporten onderzochten en analyseerden. Ze schreven een officieel rapport van de resultaten van hun onderzoeken. Kopies van deze rapporten zonden ze door naar andere overheidsdiensten en aan labo’s, die bekwaam waren te helpen bij de identifikatie van de meldingen.

    Het werd snel duidelijk dat de waargenomen acties van de UFO’s niet overeenkwamen met het verwachtte patroon van technologische, vergevorderde militaire projecten of ramingen. Ofschoon het grootste deel (+/- 80%) van de UFO’s verklaard werden door verkeerde interpretaties van bekende zaken zoals vliegtuigen, weerballons, meteoren, de planeet VENUS, halo’s en anderen, stapelden de onverklaarbare gevallen zich snel op. Nieuwe rapporten met degelijke informatie over data en details, alsook over de hoge snelheid en bijzondere handelbaarheid van de UFO’s, bereikten een hoogtepunt midden 1947. In het meinummer van 1967 van “THE UFO-INVESTIGATOR” verklaarde TED BLOECHER dat volgens de verzamelde en geordende persberichten het jaar 1947 alleen al ruim 800 UFO-meldingen telde. Een typisch voorbeeld-waarneming voor die tijdsperiode was de waarneming boven DEN HAAG, Nederland op 20 juli 1948 van een raketvormig voorwerp met  twee rijen raampjes  over de lengtezijde. Vier nachten later op 21 juli 1948 meldde de piloot en de co-piloot van een EASTERN AIRLINES DC-3, dat zij bijna in botsing kwamen met een torpedovormig voorwerp van ongeveer 100 meter lengte boven MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA, USA. Het tuig had eveneens twee rijen blinkende kleine ramen, verspreid over  de lengte. Hier komen we later nog even op terug. Dit is één van de vele rapporten, vergelijkbaar met de “ghost-rockets” boven Noord-Europa een aantal maanden vroeger...

    SIGN’s eerste grote onderzoek handelde over het MANTELL-incident van 7 januari 1948, dat een fatale afloop kende. De controletoren van het GODMAN-vliegveld, KENTUCKY, U.S.A. vroeg aan de kapitein van de nationale wacht Thomas MANTELL, “vluchtleider” van een formatie van 4 F-51 om een UFO-melding na te trekken. Mantell seinde dat hij het voorwerp zag en klom met zijn vliegtuig tot ongeveer 20.000 voet hoogte. De overige piloten waagden zich niet tot dergelijke hoogte bij gebrek aan zuurstofapparaten in hun vliegtuigen en vlogen verder. Ondanks het feit dat Mantell’s vliegtuig ook geen zuurstofapparaat aan boord had, zette de piloot zijn jacht onversaagd en een beetje roekeloos verder... Later op de dag vond een reddingsploeg Mantell’s ontzielde lichaam terug tussen de brokstukken van zijn gecrashte vliegtuig. De luchtmacht en project SIGN, onder druk gezet door de persmedia om een degelijke uitleg, verklaarde dat Mantell stierf door zuurstofgebrek, terwijl hij de planeet VENUS achtervolgde. Deze verklaring werd op veel ongeloof onthaald! In zijn rapport ‘THE UFO-PHENOMENON – A STUDY IN PUBLIC – RELATIONS” weerlegt David SHEA deze verklaring.  Een nieuw onderzoek van dit voorval in 1952 leidde tot een meer aanvaardbare oplossing. De onderzoekers verklaarden toen dat Mantell waarschijnlijk jacht maakte op één van de grote SKYHOOK-ballonnen, die de U.S.-Navy in het geheim gebruikte voor hun spionagedoeleinden. Deze verklaring wordt actueel algemeen aanvaard als uitleg voor dit incident. Vanuit publiek-zakelijke benadering, toonde de verkeerde behandeling  door de luchtmacht van het Mantell-incident het model aan dat de Air-Force toepaste op de meeste UFO-meldingen: snelle identifikatie en uitleg, onverschillig van het resultaat van degelijk onderzoek. Deze praktische aanpak van het probleem kadert in het doel om in staat te zijn alle UFO-meldingen zo snel mogelijk te kunnen verklaren…

    Zelfs actueel nog passen de sceptici en de nonbelievers dezelfde tactiek toe. Hoe vaak wordt de planeet VENUS er niet bijgesleurd om een vreemde waarneming te verklaren, zelfs in België. In die tijd echter leek het de luchtmacht veiliger om het even welke uitleg voor een waarneming te geven, dan gewoon te zeggen :”op dit ogenblik weten we nog niet wat het is, het geval wordt verder onderzocht.” Meer en meer zou deze snelle indentifikatiepolitiek de luchtmacht in moeilijkheden brengen...

    De Sovjet-Unie was een eerste verdachte in de productie van deze “Vliegende Schotels”. Nochthans was het niet zo opportuun aan te nemen dat de Russische piloten hun nieuw toestel boven het Amerikaans territorium zouden testvliegen.

    Volgens sommigen zouden de Sovjets deze nieuwe toestellen gebouwd hebben  op basis van gevonden Duitse technologie uit PEENEMUNDE. In elk geval, het onderzoek van SIGN kon op geen enkel wijze aantonen dat de UFO’s het resultaat was van hoogstaande technologie van de Sovjets... Dit resultaat leidde tot een echte tweestrijd tussen diegenen, die dachten dat UFO’s van buitenaardse origine zouden kunnen zijn en de anderen, die geloofden dat alle meldingen potentieel leidden naar meer aardse en aanvaardbare oorzaken.

    In de late zomer van 1948 zette het Pentagon het A.M.C.’s Air Technical Intelligence Center (A.T.I.C.) {= voorganger van het huidige Foreign Technolgy Division (F.T.D.) of Air Force Systems Commands.} onder druk om een degelijke oplossing te vinden voor het UFO-fenomeen, vooral wegens de wekelijks aangroeiende, raadselachtige UFO-rapporten. Wat ook de oplossing voor de meest raadselachtige rapporten ook zou kunnen wezen, vaststaand feit was dat een aantal andere rapporten duidelijk het resultaat was van eenvoudige of meer complexe misidentifikaties. Om te helpen om deze misinterpretaties te sorteren uit alle rapporten – komende van misleidde waarnemers, die in feite planeten, sterren, meteoren en kometen zagen – vorderde Project Sign Dr. J. Allen HYNEK, directeur van het MACMILLAN Observatorium van de Staatsuniversiteit van OHIO, op. Dr. Allen Hynek was de dichtstbijzijnde, professionele astronoom bij DAYTON. Dit was de reden waarom de eerste keuze om Hynek viel... Jaren later omschreef J. Allen Hynek over zichzelf en de keuze van SIGN als “de onschuldige toeschouwer, die van overal beschoten werd”. Met andere woorden, een geografische toevalligheid dropte Hynek gewild of ongewild in het netelige vraagstuk over UFO’s. Later genoten de meeste van zijn collega’s de vrijheid en de blijdschap om UFO’s als nonsens te kunnen verklaren...

    Op 24 juli 1948 om 2u45’ a.m. vloog een raketvormig object met twee rijen “vierkanten” raampjes en vlammen, die uit het achterste deel van het tuig schoten, geruime tijd naast een DC-3 op 5000 voet hoogte boven MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA.  Een passagier van het vliegtuig zag het vreemde object eveneens. Uit een later onderzoek bleek dat een grondonderhoudsploeg op de ROBINS luchtmachtbasis in GEORGIA, een uur vroeger hetzelfde of soortgelijk object zagen.

    Sign’s pro-buitenaardse fractie, inbegrepen zijn directeur kapitein Robert S. SNEIDER, waren overtuigd dat ze met het hoger incident het ultieme bewijs hadden dat ze zochten. Na dit voorval en ook van eerdere gerapporteerde gebeurtenissen stelden ze een topsecret “ESTIMATE OF THE SITUATION” (= situatieschets) op en zonden het door aan alle hogere commandoposten. In het Pentagon veroorzaakte dit dokument een felle controverse. Het bewuste dokument wees op het feit dat alle onverklaarbare UFO-meldingen wel degelijk het bewijs waren van interplanetaire bezoekers. Toen dit bewuste ESTIMATE-dokument bij de latere luchtmacht generaal HoyT S. VANDENBERG op het bureau belandde, weigerde de generaal in buitenaardse ruimtetuigen te geloven. Het rapport miste bewijskracht! In enkele maanden tijd werd dit dokument volledig gedeklassificeerd en het bevel gegeven om alle kopies te verbranden. Sommigen beweren dat een aantal exemplaren in het geheim bewaard bleven. Jarenlang beweerde de luchtmacht dat dergelijk dokument nooit bestaan had. Kapitein Edward J. RUPPELT, de latere A.T.I.C.-UFO-projectleider van maart 1951 tot september 1953, verklaarde dat dit dokument de ontmoeting van de DC-3 en andere meldingen, gedaan door geloofwaardige getuigen, uitvoerig rapporteerde. Hij zag het rapport wel degelijk!  Ruppelt schreef in zijn boek dat een groep A.T.I.C.-onderzoekers naar het Pentagon trokken om hun situatie-oordeel kracht bij te zetten. Maar net als bij hun stafchef vingen ze ook hier bot bij gebrek aan afdoend bewijs...

    Volgens latere bronnen zou generaal VANDENBERG deel uitgemaakt hebben  van de fel betwistte geheime MAJESTIC-12- groep. Indien dit echt zo was, kan het niet anders of de generaal moest de theorie over buitenaardse bezoekers net als het bestaan van UFO’s ontkennen.

    Eind 1948 verdween de aandacht van de luchtmacht voor de ET-hypothese.  Na het voorval van het “verworpen” rapport  verloren de pro-buitenaardse aanhangers veel van hun waarde. De fractie, die een meer prozaïsche verklaring(en) voor UFO’s verdedigde, begon Project Sign te domineren. Zelf de DC-3 ontmoeting sloegen ze KO. Wegens “totaal onmogelijk wegens de aangehaalde feiten” suggereerde Hynek dat de piloten bepaalde dingen fout inschatten... “Het object moet een buitengewone meteoor geweest zijn,“ omdat de piloten niet echt kunnen gezien hebben wat ze dachten te zien... Misschien zou het UFO-verschijnsel wel vanzelf verdwijnen!

    In 1949 bereidde “PROJECT SIGN” hun laatste rapport voor. Volgens de “Project Blue Book Files” werd het rapport als “SECRET” geklassificeerd tot 1961. Het dokument besloot dat de toekomstige onderzoeksactiviteit tot het strikte minimum kon herleid worden. Desalniettemin verwierp  het SIGN-rapport  van februari 1949 het bestaan van UFO’s in het geheel niet. Het rapport gaf toe dat de onderzoekers niet bekwaam waren om 20 % van de onderzochte gevallen (237) te verklaren. Niettegenstaande deze toegeving, verklaarde ze een beetje verder “Er bestaat een mogelijkheid dat voldoende incidenten opgelost kunnen worden om het mysterie verbonden met deze gebeurtenissen te elimineren of grotendeels te verminderen. “ Wanneer genoeg gevallen opgelost worden, zou het UFO-project beëindigd worden. Alle verdere onderzoeken, die noodzakelijk bleven, zouden routinematig behandeld worden “zoals elk ander werk van de geheime diensten”. Een bijvoegsel van James E. LIPP van de RAND CORPORATION overwoog de mogelijkheid van het bestaan van buitenaards, intelligent leven, toegevend dat het mogelijk was, maar er direct aan toevoegend dat de afstanden tussen de sterren te immens waren om buitenaardse bezoekers toe te laten... Hij besloot “in elk geval, de acties, toegeschreven aan de “vliegende objecten”, gerapporteerd in 1947 en 1948 lijken tegenstrijdig met ruimtereizen.”

    De luchtmacht schakelde kordaat een SIGN-voorstel uit om hun operatie uit te breiden door een UFO-onderzoeksteam op elke luchtmachtbasis te plaatsen. Omdat de aanhangers van de pro-buitenaardse hypothese het project verlieten of vervangen werden, nam de anti-UFO-fractie onbetwistbaar  de controle over. Vanaf dit ogenblik gingen de onderzoekers ervan uit dat er voor elke UFO-melding een conventionele verklaring te vinden was. Op 16 december 1948 kreeg het project SIGN een nieuwe en passender naam : PROJECT GRUDGE. Volgens kapitein RUPPELT, die later een soortgelijke UFO-werkgroep zou leiden, begonnen nu de “DARK AGES” van de Ufologie...

    Nochthans uit het merendeel van het bewijs, blijkt dat de Amerikaanse overheid eveneens voor een raadsel stond, net als de doodgewone Amerikaan. Er doken zelfs hardnekkige geruchten op dat de Amerikanen in 1947 een wrak van een neergestortte UFO in ROSWELL borgen, waardoor de overheid virtueel over de volledige kennis van het UFO-mysterie beschikte. Uit een aantal vrijgegeven tantaliserende dokumenten, uit een aantal officiële verklaringen van de luchtmacht zelf en uit de verklaringen van de onderzoekers van dit voorval, blijkt actueel dat er in ROSWELL in 1947 wel degelijk een “onbekend object” crashte. De Amerikanen hebben in de loop der jaren de verklaring voor dit object meermalen aangepast aan de bevindingen van de onderzoekers... van een weerballon tot een spionageballon om de Sovjetrussische kernexperimenten op te volgen...

    Het geheel van de opgedoken getuigen en bewijs, toont dus inderdaad aan dat iets in Roswell, New Mexico, neerstortte. Dit voorval laat enkel de controversie in de Ufologie toenemen. Sommigen nemen aan dat een buitenaards ruimteschip met inzittenden crashte in Roswell; anderen geloven blindelings de diverse, vrijgegeven verklaringen van de Amerikaanse overheid. Het laatste woord is hier zeker nog niet over geschreven, noch gesproken...

    Tenslotte wijzigde de publieke geschiedenis van de UFO-polemiek niet wezenlijk. We dienen voortdurend aan te nemen dat de USA-overheid ongewild betrokken werd met het UFO-verschijnsel, enerzijds niet om het verborgen te houden, zoals steeds beweerd werd, maar gewoon omdat ze zelf de oplossing niet wisten. Anderzijds indien de hardnekkige geruchten een grond van waarheid hebben, zouden de Amerikanen wel degelijk hun geheimen en de buitgemaakte spitstechnologie willen verborgen houden voor de rest van de wereld.

    Van 1948 tot 1952 maakte de luchtmacht gebruik van hun wetenschappelijke  raadgever en UFO-scepticus, Dr. J. Allen HYNEK om UFO-meldingen te onder zoeken en te verklaren...Meer dan 2 decennia later zou HYNEK hetvolgende over Project SIGN verklaren:

    - De 237 originele project Sign – rapporten zijn niet overtuigend genoeg om de oplossing “bezoekers uit de ruimte hard te maken”. Na herziening van deze gevallen in 1970, moet ik persoonlijk erkennen dat zij merkbaar van gebrekkige kwaliteit zijn...

    In 1947-1948  was er niet veel nodig om fel en snel opgewonden te raken. Zeker waren daar enige rapporten, die als je ze van nabij bekeek, die op geen normale fysische verklaring wezen. Maar zelfs deze specifieke gevallen  waren onbeduidend omdat ze op een onvolwaardige manier onderzocht werden; vele cruciale gegevens ontbraken

    Na hun zelf ervan te overtuigen dat UFO’s geen geheime wapens waren van één of andere natie, begon de luchtmacht dus te vertrouwen op de notie dat de mensen niet nauwkeurig beschreven van wat ze zagen en ervaarden. De luchtmacht kwam tot het ongemakkellijk, maar correct besluit, dat het verschijnsel oorspronkelijk veroorzaakt werd door misinterpretaties (= verkeerd waarnemen) van doodgewone verschijnselen, ongewone psychologische of fysiologische toestanden, “sociale stress” en natuurlijke vervalsingen en publiciteitszoekers. Ze probeerden afstand te nemen van dit onderwerp door eerst te verklaren dat het ganse fenomeen niets ongewoon of onregelmatig was. In 1950 probeerde ze hun onderzoekseenheid PROJECT GRUDGE (zie 3.2.2.) op te doeken in de hoop dat het groot publiek de boodschap zou verstaan en zou stoppen met onaanvaardbare dingen te zien in de lucht...

    Ufo's boven Washington

     Krantenknipsel over Rosweel, 1947

     Schets van de Mogul-ballon...

    13-07-2011 om 19:31 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Piers [Morgan], Don't Phone James [McGaha] [As Larry King Did] But Call Derrick Next Time! He Seems Much Smarter!


    Franklin Institute astronomer Derrick Pitts is one of this country’s leading scientific stars. He’s been named one of the Top 50 African-American research scientists, and he’s a media force, having appeared on MSNBC, The Colbert Report and The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson and hosted his own local weekly radio show on WHYY. So why, exactly, is he endorsing a book that is, well, pro-UFO?

    Science is looking for ET in microbes these days—not via strange lights in the sky. But Pitts says the book UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go on the Record by Leslie Kean, pointed out to him by a colleague, motivated him to adopt a more … curious viewpoint. “I had the view, too, that UFOs were seen by hicks,” he admits. “But in this book you had really credible people reporting these experiences, and while I have no hard data to say what they report is an absolutely true experience, I came to think the stigma surrounding the subject is unfortunate.”

    For the record, what Pitts endorses is the “unidentified” aspect of an unidentified flying object. “I have never seen a UFO myself,” he says, “and I am not saying that UFOs are ET spacecraft. I am saying [that] here, there is some mystery, and we should be able to address it scientifically, without all the stigma involved.”

    Pitts’s endorsement will run on the paperback edition, which comes out in August, and he knows the stigma surrounding those three letters “UFO” could taint him in the eyes of some. Just saying there’s something worth looking at is usually regarded as verboten. “I don’t really care,” he says. “Because that’s not real science. The scientific viewpoint is to admit when we don’t know something and look for answers.”

    This article originally appeared in the July 2011 issue of Philadelphia magazine.

    13-07-2011 om 17:28 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Robert, I Am Listening And Watching Simultaneously!
    Rense & Robert Hastings - UFOs Took Control Of Our Nukes‬‏
    For 38 years Robert Hastings has been investigating accounts of UFO sightings alongside nuclear weapon installations.

    13-07-2011 om 17:27 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.NA MEER DAN 60 JAAR UFO-ONDERZOEK: NOG STEEDS ANGST VOOR DE KILLE WAARHEID!
    Klik op de afbeelding om de link te volgen U krijgt nu regelmatig wat uit dit rapport te lezen... dit is een eerste stukje

    0.     VOORWOORD.

    Op ieder ogenblik – zelfs op dit ogenblik – kan je door het venster naar buiten  kijken en een vreemd verschijnsel zien, een UFO misschien? Misschien zie je een reeks flikkerende lichtjes aan de nachtelijke hemel, die bewegingloos stilhangen - zoals geen enkel conventioneel vliegtuig dat kan – dan schieten deze lichtjes plots weg met soms onvoorstelbare koersveranderingen en versnellingen – zoals geen enkele helikopter of luchtballon dit kan. Misschien zie je een metaalachtig object, dat schotel-, kegel-, sigaar- of driehoekvorming is en dat laag over je auto vliegt, je achtervolgt, terwijl je rustig naar huis rijdt na een welverdiende uitstap. Het object doet zelfs je autoradio zwijgen en je injectiemotor stilvallen... Misschien is het onbekend tuig geland aan de rand van de weg of net buiten je huis, terwijl de inzittenden (de ufonauten) druk bezig zijn met één of andere mysterieuze handeling rond een onbekend voorwerp – of komen ze zelfs aankloppen aan je deur... word je zelfs ontvoerd uit je bed of je auto aan boord van hun ruimteschip, waar ze je aan een reeks kille medische onderzoeken onderwerpen en soms een ultraklein voorwerpje inplanten of lichaamsstalen nemen...

    Deze woorden kan je moeilijk geloven, niet. Zulke zaken kunnen zeker niet waar zijn... Inbeeldingen, grappen, hersenspinsels, fictie of valse getuigenissen, denk jij beslist? Maar deze dingen zijn wel waargenomen, ervaren en gerapporteerd door tien-, zelfs honderdduizenden mensen, even normaal als jij en ik. De meeste geven hun naam en adres op, zijn blij dat ze hun verhaal even bij je kwijt kunnen en hopen dat jij een logische verklaring kan geven voor hun vreemde waarneming of ervaring. Meestal zijn ze niet bang om met hun ervaring naar buiten te komen, zoeken zeker geen bekendheid of media-aandacht. Ze verwachten enkel en alleen maar een antwoord op al hun prangende vragen over hun schrikwekkende ervaringen... Ze verwachten dat de onderzoeker hen gelooft en niet denkt dat ze gek zijn...

    Honderden boeken verschenen over dit controversieel verschijnsel “Ufo’s”, waarin onderzoekers regelmatig dergelijke getuigenverhalen analyseren en bespreken. Er bestaan particuliere Ufo verenigingen die deze verslagen verzamelen, analyseren, evalueren en proberen een logische verklaring te geven voor dit vreemd en complex fenomeen... Vanzelfsprekend bestaan er tussen deze ufologen verschillende standpunten over deze meldingen gaande van believers, van neutrale onderzoekers, gaande tot sceptici en nonbelievers, die alles verwerpen en alle meldingen met aardse oplossingen willen verklaren...

    Jij denkt misschien ook dat al deze UFO-meldingen slechts fictie of hallucinaties zijn, de vruchten van de menselijke fantasie, ontsproten aan de Sciencefiction-lectuur over vliegende schotels en groene Marsmannetjes. Dan moet ik jou teleurstellen, want ik stel vast dat in de loop van 60 jaar overzicht van de ufologie de mensen geen grote verbeeldingskracht bezitten, want actueel wijzigt er niet veel aan de trend van de waarnemingen. Er speelde zich wel een bepaalde evolutie af door een aantal bijkomende randverschijnselen zoals graancirkels, veeverminkingen, ontvoeringen (kregen meer aandacht!) maar de hoofdzaak van het waarnemen van onbekende tuigen bleef een vast patroon volgen, gaande van de klassieke schotelvorm, van driehoekige tuigen tot diverse lichtbollen (# ORB’s). Het blijft een feit dat er nog geen enkele UFO op wielen waargenomen werd. En ... indien het toch maar allemaal verbeelding is, waarom worden er dan geen roze Ufo’s gemeld in de vorm van olifanten... (delirium tremens!) of andere abnormale dingen waargenomen en gefotografeerd?

    Er is geen twijfel mogelijk over het feit of Ufo’s wel of niet bestaan als verschijnsel, wat de nonbelievers en sceptici ook mogen beweren. Maar bestaan ze wel als een tastbare werkelijkheid, vraag je? Of zijn het holografische projecties van een buitenaardse beschaving? Indien dit het geval is, dan zijn ze toch het opmerkelijkste raadsel ooit ervaren door de menselijke soort. De zuivere grootte en de implicaties van het UFO-verschijnsel maken het tot één van de grootste op te lossen raadsels. Dit is één van de hoofdredenen - specialisten inbegrepen, evenals wetenschapslui en hogere overheidspersonen, die meestal denken het beter te weten – hun gezicht afwenden en weigeren toe te geven dat er een UFO-vraagstuk bestaat. Weet echter dat de officiële instanties er alles aan deden om de melders van Ufo’s en de totaliteit van het verschijnsel publiek belachelijk te maken om in het geheim hun onderzoek verder te zetten. Piloten mochten het waarnemen van een vreemd verschijnsel, een UFO niet meer bespreken met de pers anders volgden er strenge sancties...

    Ongeveer 115 jaar geleden, in 1890, schreef H. G. WELLS zijn boek “WAR of the WORLDS” (Oorlog der wereld, recent nog verfilmd in een remake met Tom CRUISE!), waarin hij verhaalt hoe de Aarde bij verrassing aangevallen werd door buitenaardsen, door Marsbewoners, die onze planeet wilden veroveren. Dit was toen zuivere fictie!

    Worden wij de dag van vandaag op dezelfde wijze bij verrassing belaagd – verklaring voor de vele duizenden ontvoeringen van mensen door aliëns – uitgezonderd dat het nu kille realiteit is in plaats van fictie? Is dat misschien de reden waarom de meeste overheden het diepe stilzwijgen bewaren over de ware achtergrond van het UFO-verschijnsel, gewoon omdat ze zelf machteloos staan; enkel kunnen toezien hoe de aliëns hun acties ondernemen en ... zwijgen ze om paniek alom en massahysterie te vermijden... Ik hoop echt dat de sceptici en de nonbelievers gelijk hebben als ze verklaren dat Ufo’s allemaal van aardse makelij zijn. Wat een opluchting? Of toch niet...

    Proberen de overheden met medewerking van de media daarom het UFO-verschijnsel belachelijk te maken om in het geheim naar een oplossing te zoeken, hun krachten te bundelen (U.S.A., Groot-Brittannië, Rusland, Japan,...)? Het is een feit dat verschillende honderdduizenden mensen over een periode van 60 jaar merkwaardige objecten in de lucht waarnamen en rapporteerden; dat duizenden mensen beweren ontvoerd te zijn aan boord van een UFO en medisch onderzocht. Deze waarnemingsverslagen komen uit alle werelddelen en uit alle lagen van de bevolking. Véél van deze rapporten komen zelfs van hooggekwalificeerde specialisten, ervaren luchtvaartpiloten, politiemensen en radaroperatoren. Indien de meeste waarnemers slechts alledaagse mensen waren, is dat omdat de meeste mensen alledaags zijn... Slechts een klein deel van deze UFO-melders en zelfs een deel van de UFO-onderzoekers zochten publiciteit, media-aandacht of eigen financieel voordeel. Los van deze enkelingen, schuwen de meeste getuigen alle vorm van publiciteit. Terwijl wij hun waarnemingsverslagen lezen valt ons hun eerlijkheid op! Ondanks ongeloof, wantrouwen en het risico belachelijk gemaakt te worden, vonden deze mensen het hun plicht als burger om hun ervaringen te rapporteren aan de autoriteiten; zochten ze wanhopig naar een instantie, die hun ervaringen zou kunnen verklaren en dat ze er later zelf zouden kunnen om lachen...

    Maar wat is er dan werkelijk aan de hand? Misschien wel het opmerkelijkste aspect van het UFO-mysterie gedurende de 60 jaar onderzoek, is het feit dat het UFO-probleem nog steeds groter wordt in plaats van opgelost te raken, en dit zowel in complexiteit als in kwantiteit. Iemand komt naar voren met een bepaalde verklaring of hypothese: een volgende waarneming heeft weer specifieke karakteristieken, die de openbaar gemaakte theorie weerleggen – zo schrijdt het verschijnsel altijd verder, meer frustrerend en angstwekkender met de tijd...

    Daarom is het niet zo verwonderlijk dat zoveel mensen weigeren om het UFO-verschijnsel ernstig te nemen, net zoals Well’s aardbewoners aanvankelijk de mogelijkheid van een verrassingsaanval van Marsbewoners ontkenden... Je kunt zelf kiezen; indien je wilt “geloven” dat er een natuurlijke, aardse verklaring bestaat voor alle meldingen van Ufo’s, of dat er te weinig waarnemingsgegevens zijn of zielig onderzoek de oorzaak is van het actueel niet kunnen verklaren van alle meldingen, slaap dan rustig voort! Indien je zo handelt, zal je de immer groeiende berg aan bewijsmateriaal totaal moeten negeren en ontkennen en je hoofd verder in het zand steken... Je kunt net zoals de sceptici en de nonbelievers zeggen dat er actueel nog geen hard bewijs bestaat voor ETI-Ufo’s, maar is dit wel zo?

    Zelfs de officiële Amerikaanse luchtmacht-werkgroepen waren genoodzaakt te verklaren: het meest onvermijdelijk besluit is dat de getuigen van de vele ontmoetingen echte gebeurtenissen rapporteerden, zoals zij ze waarnamen, en dat deze feiten vreemde wezens beschrijven, die op geen enkele wijze verward kunnen worden met eender welk levend schepsel, geboren op onze planeet...

    Het zal van jezelf afhangen nadat je dit rapport las, of je het UFO-verschijnsel blijft negeren en ontkennen of dat je durft erkennen dat het één van de meest raadselachtige en verontrustende mysteries is, waar de moderne mens mee geconfronteerd wordt.

    Met dit rapport wil ik de meest naïeve lever of scepticus aantonen dat Ufo’s geen verzinsels zijn, maar wel een realistisch feit; dat de overheden, de U.S.A. op kop, het verschijnsel probeerden uit te schakelen om in het geheim verder te onderzoeken (zie historisch overzicht); dat wij, zogezegde Ufologen, teveel tijd verloren in het willen bewijzen van de echtheid van het UFO-verschijnsel en daardoor de belangrijkheid van alle intenties uit het oog verloren; dat wij door het voortdurend kinderachtig gekibbel tussen believers, nonbelievers, sceptici en neutralen, teveel energie verspeelden aan een zinloos, oeverloos gekibbel... Zij die na 60 jaar Ufologie en onderzoek de bewijzen van de realiteit van het UFO-onderzoek niet willen zien, zullen bewijs van de echtheid van Ufo’s NOOIT aanvaarden, noch zien...

    De angst om de ontstellende waarheid mag ons niet afschrikken, maar vormt net die uitdaging bij uitstek om voluit door te gaan met ons onderzoek. We leven actueel in een tijd van gechronometreerde nuchterheid en rationalisme, waar we de natuur als een object beschouwen en de wetenschap voor alles en nog wat “aardse” verklaringen zoekt, ook voor Ufo’s. Wat als er nu meer is tussen hemel en aarde, dan wij wel denken... In het verleden heeft de wetenschap toch al vaker de bal misgeslagen, niet?




    12-07-2011 om 21:29 geschreven door peter

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.NA MEER DAN 60 JAAR UFO-ONDERZOEK: NOG STEEDS ANGST VOOR DE KILLE WAARHEID!

    Weer uit stukje uit dit rapport...


    1. Inleiding.

    De Ufologie, zoals we die vandaag kennen, kende haar oorsprong in de U.S.A., de bakermat van de Westerse spitstechnologie en research, maar tevens een “hutsepot van diverse culturen en rassen”... De V.S. vormde tevens de kracht en steunpilaar van de Westerse verdediging tegen het potentieel “Communistisch” gevaar van de toenmalige U.S.S.R.. Nu door het vallen van de Berlijnse Muur en het uiteenvallen van de U.S.S.R dit potentieel “rode” gevaar verdwenen is, is de U.S.A. in vele ogen zelf de “oorlogsboeman” geworden. Vergeten zijn voor vele Europeanen de vele duizenden gesneuvelde Amerikaanse soldaten, die eenzaam op de Europese militaire kerkhoven rustten...

    Toch handelt dit historisch overzicht overwegend over het officieel Amerikaans onderzoek van het UFO-raadsel, ondanks het feit dat hun imago als onkreukbare verdedigingspartner door het UFO-verschijnsel dreigt verloren te gaan.

    In feite onderscheid je twee fasen in het Amerikaans UFO-onderzoek: een eerste fase, die als hoofddoel had het bestaan van het fenomeen te bewijzen als onbekend en het op een wetenschappelijke wijze te benaderen (=privé-initiatief) en de wettelijke publiekheid. Deze fase begon in principe met de waarneming van Kenneth Arnold van negen reusachtige “vuurwielen”. De pers noemde ze wegens hun vluchtpatroon en beschrijving ironisch “vliegende schotels”. Deze waarneming vestigde de aandacht van de hele wereld op de Ufo’s. Deze fase duurde tot het begin der jaren 80’, tot dat de eerste indrukwekkende publicaties over ontvoering gevallen verschenen (Budd Hopkins). De tweede fase begon met de verwezenlijking van de belangrijkheid van het ‘abduction’-aspect. Deze tweede fase evolueert nog steeds voort met het zoeken naar bewijzen van ontvoeringen door het “vinden” van implantaten; het zoeken naar ontvoering gevallen met meerdere getuigen...

    Vanzelfsprekend beperkt dit vreemd verschijnsel zich niet alleen tot de U.S.A.. Wij vinden interessante gevallen terug van over de hele wereld, waarvan we enkel later van nabij zullen bekijken... Het is in feite evident dat het UFO-verschijnsel zich niet alleen tot de U.S.A. beperken. Overal zien mensen wel eens vreemde dingen in het luchtruim! De indeling van dit historisch overzicht baseer ik vooral op de diverse officiële “werkgroepen” van de V.S. en bepaalde tijdsperioden...

    2. VOOR 1947...

    UFO’s zijn geen typisch hedendaags, modern verschijnselen. Het is normaal dat als gewone mensen naar de lucht kijken, dat ze dan wel eens voor hen vreemde en onbekende dingen kunnen / konden waarnemen, om het even in welke tijdsperiode ze leefden. In vroegere tijden zonder Tv, radio of andere media werden de avonden opgeluisterd door verhalen over weerwolven, vampieren, alvermannen, kabouters, elfjes en andere vreemde wezens en werd het nieuws en andere gebeurtenissen, vooral mondeling doorgegeven... Op deze wijze ontstonden zeer veel legenden in functie van de cultuur, waarin ze verteld werden. Deze vreemde waarnemingen en de vreemde wezens noemen wij in het modern tijdperk UFO’s en Aliënwezens. Eén van de eerste UFO-waarnemingen vind je al terug in het Oud Testament. In hoofdstuk I van het Boek EZECHIËL vind je de beschijving van een vurige koets terug, die uit een wervelwind verscheen en waarvan de profeet getuigen was in OUD-CHALDEA (nu deel van Irak) in 593 voor Christus. Misschien is dit ook het eerste “contactee”-geval. Vele andere verhalen uit het Oud Testament, zoals de ARK VAN NOË; het geven van de 10 GEBODEN aan MOZES door GOD op de berg SINAÏ; het roepen van ABRAHAM en MOZES; de plagen van EGYPTE en het vertrek uit EGYPTE van de Joden met de “ster” die het 24 u op 24 u dag licht liet zijn; de ster van Bethelehem voor de geboorte van Christus,... kan je in de kontekst van de huidige Ufologie in een ander daglicht plaatsen als de manipulatie, de programmering,  het brainwashen en het leiden van het “uitgekozen” volk naar een vooraf welbepaald doel door een kosmische macht die wij GOD (JAHWEH) noemen... Bij het niet naleven van de opgelegde regels en instructies volgen meestal zware sancties, zelfs tot vernietiging toe, zoals SODOM en GOMORRA, de ZONDVLOED,...

    In zijn boek “ANATOMY of a PHENOMENA” vertelt de Franse schrijver Jacques VALLEE dat een Chinees, TSCHI.PEN.LAO van de Pekingse Universiteit enige granieten beeldhouwwerkjes vond in het HUNAN-gebergte en op een eiland in het TUNGTING-meer, waarschijnlijk rond 45.000 jaar voor Christus gemaakt. Ze beelden cilindervormige voorwerpen in de lucht uit en mensen van grote gestalte (reuzen?). Erich VON DÄNIKEN haalt in zijn diverse boeken “ WAGENS VAN DE GODEN”, “WAREN DE GODEN KOSMONAUTEN”... de restanten van diverse culturen aan om de “oude bezoekers uit de ruimte” aan te tonen. Via deze ruimte-archeologie wilt VON DÄNIKEN zijn gewaagde theorie bewijzen dat vertegenwoordigers van een hogerontwikkelde, buitenaardse beschaving onze aarde tot ongeveer 40.000 jaar geleden bezochten. Bij alle volkeren vind je een scheppingsverhaal terug, waarin sprake is van wezen(s) die uit de hemel neerdaalden om het menselijk ras te scheppen. Zijn sterkste argumenten in zijn bewijsvoering haalt Von Däniken bij de fysische getuigenissen uit Zuid- en Centraal-Amerika, Egypte en Azië. Op het NACZA-woestijnterrein in Peru kan je  een strook effen vlakte van ongeveer 40 km lang en 2 km breed vinden. Von Däniken zegt dat, indien je over dit terrein vliegt, je uitgestrekte lijnen ziet: “meetkundig uitgespreid, sommigen evenwijdig met elkaar, anderen elkaar kruisend of omringd met ruime trapeziumvormige vlakken.” “Vanuit de lucht,“ verklaart hij, “krijgt de waarnemer de indruk dat het wijde NACZA-plein met zijn tekeningen een landingplaats voor “interplanetaire tuigen” voorstelt...” In één van zijn laatste boeken “DE FANTASTISCHE WERKELIJKHEID” zet hij deze hypothese nog meer kracht bij. Hij zegt dat dezelfde lijnstructuren ook terug te vinden zijn in de MOJAVE-woestijn, aangelegd door de N.A.S.A. als oppervlaktemarkeringen om de piloten van de Spaceshuttles vanaf grote hoogte een overzicht te geven van hun landingsterrein. Ze werden opgespoten, vergelijkbaar! Deze “landingsplaatsen”, zoals NACZA, vinden we ook terug op andere plaatsen op de aarde, zoals aan het ARAL-meer in Rusland bij de analyse van sattellietopnamen van dit gebied. Sceptici en nonbelievers zullen het aanhalen van Von Däniken weliswaar bekritiseren... Persoonlijk vind dat deze schijver door zijn zoektocht over de ganse wereld naar restanten van vroegere hoogstaande culturen en mythen een aantal wetenschappen voldoende in vraag stelt. Vergeet nooit dat de oude stad TROJE dank zij het “geloven” van een mythe over het paard van Troje en de oorlog met SPARTA teruggevonden werd...

    Bij UR in Chaldea zijn gouden plaatjes teruggevonden waarop teksten voorkomen die verhalen dat op mensen gelijkende goden uit de hemel neerdaalden en deze gouden platen aan de priesters schonken. In het Oud Testament vind je soortgelijke verhalen terug, zoals het scheppingsverhaal, de val der engelen, en last but not least dat van MOZES en de stenen tafels met de TIEN GEBODEN van GOD...

    In een MAYA-bouwerk te PALENQUE in YUCATAN, PERU bevindt zich een welbekend reliëf dat uitgesneden werd korte tijd voor de stad verlaten werd rond 600 na Christus (oorzaak onbekend). In dit befaamd beeldhouwreliëf zien een aantal onderzoekers actueel een in steen uitgesneden zicht met overeenkomende details van hetgeen wij nu als een vertikale, lanceerbare raket met een ruimtepakdragende astronaut (h)erkennen, die ingewikkelde controles uitvoert, die de lancering voorafgaan.

    In de oude Sanskrietteksten, zoals de RIG-VEDAS, de RAMAYANA, de SAMARANGANA-SUTRADHARA, de MAHABRATA en de VYMAANIKA-SHAASTRA vinden we ook verhalen terug over “vliegende VIMANA’s” in het oude INDIA, die soms gruwelijke oorlogen uitvochten met wapens van ongekende kracht (kernwapens, lasers,..). Meer hierover kan je lezen in het artikel “UFOs and INDIA: ancient and comtemporary” van de onderzoeker KANISHK NATHAN in de MUFON 1987 International UFO-Symposium- proceedings. Een gezegde zegt dat de geschiedenis zich keer op keer herhaalt, niet!

    Ook door Griekse en Romeinse schrijvers werden regelmatig waarnemingen van vreemde dingen in het luchtruim opgetekend. Ze omschreven het waargenomen met de dingen uit de hun gekende leefwereld, zoals vurige zwaarden, schilden, kruisen...

    Vele andere waarnemingen, die we vandaag UFO’s zouden noemen, werden door de oude en moderne tijden door geschiedschrijvers neergepend. Volgens de U.S.A.F. Archives Blue BOOK Project Files verscheen er 1254 in de lucht boven de SINT-ABBANS abdij, een rank luchtschip in frisse kleuren; de maan was toen 8 dagen oud. In 1520 verscheen er in het Franse luchtruim een bolvormig voorwerp met draaiende lichten en ook twee “vurige” zonnen. Vaak is er in de verhalen uit de kronieken van deze vroegere eeuwen sprake van beschrijvingen als vurige pijlen, zwaarden, kruisen; typische beschrijvingen van gekende voorwerpen uit die tijdsperiode...

    De grote UFO-waarnemingen die in de moderne tijd na 1947 plaatsvonden, zijn niet de eerste luchtverschijnselen die het Amerikaanse volk schrik aanjoegen. De Franse schrijver Jacques Vallée schrijft in zijn “Anatomy of a Phenomena (1965)” dat een Texaanse farmer op 24 januari 1987 een donker vliegend, schotelvormig voorwerp waarnam, dat de lucht tegen wonderbaarlijke snelheid doorkruiste. In hun boek “UFO’s? YES.” schrijven David SAUNDERS en Roger HARKINS dat er gedurende de jaren 1896 en 1897 overal in de U.S.A. een mysterieus luchtschip werd waargenomen. De eerste waarnemingen begonnen blijkbaar op 22 november 1896 in OAKLAND, CALIFORNIË, toen een groep passagiers van een koets een luchtdoorklievend, sigaarvormig voorwerp zagen, dat een spoor van fluorescerend licht uitstootte. Na gemeld te zijn in UTAH, COLORADO, TEXAS, KANSAS,
    NEBRASKA, IOWA, ILLINOIS, INDIANA en MICHIGAN keerde dit luchtschip naar het Chicago-territorium terug. Op 11 april 1897 nam Walter Mc. CANN uit ROGERPARK (een stad op 30 km van Chicago) foto’s van het vreemde tuig. Dit zijn misschien wel de eerste foto’s ooit van een UFO genomen. Volgens Jacques Vallée publiceerde de NEW-YORK HERALD dat de originele platen een zuurproef hadden ondergaan en onvervalste reprodukties van een voorwerp in de lucht afbeeldden en geen creatie waren van een studio...

    De 1896-1897 golf van waarnemingsrapporten was in wezen een “prototype”-golf, die nog een zuivere kwaliteit bezit, die we niet kunnen terugvinden in de moderne golven van UFO-waarnemingen. De meeste mensen verklaarden een bestuurbaar-type machine te zien, dat min of meer vergeleken kon worden met hetgeen toen bekend was op het hoogste niveau van luchtschipspitstechnologie. Een verscheidenheid aan vormen, afmetingen, gedrag werd eveneens beschreven, inbegrepen niet-luchtschiptype machines, maar in het algemeen waren deze laatste in de minderheid. Interessant om weten is dat deze luchtschepen verbonden leken met allerlei culturele verwachtingen van de getuigen. Sommige luchtschepen hadden grote klapwiekende vleugels, anderen hadden passagiersmanden onderaan. Hoedanook de vluchtkenmerken van deze machines, hoe ze ook beschreven werden, waren ver vooruit op de spitstechnologie van die tijd. Het verschil in diverse typen kan te maken hebben met de menselijke geest zelf. Op het ogenblik dat iemand een vreemd object waarneemt, probeert hij die voorwerp in zijn bekend referentiekader in te passen. Onbekende details zal hij “invullen” met hem bekende gegevens, om zo zijn waarneming geloofwaardiger te maken, niet alleen voor de anderen, maar vooral voor zichzelf...  Verder mag je er ook van overtuigd zijn dat een aantal waarnemingen valse verhalen waren van publiciteits- en aandachtzoekers. Waarom zou het toen anders geweest zijn dan nu? De mensen leefden toen nog in een agrarisch tijdperk, waar het milieuprobleem zich nog niet noemenswaardig stelde. Het gemoed van de mensen was toen nog veel ontvankelijker dan in ons hedendaags Tv- en computertijdperk...

    Het was tevens interessant omdat deze luchtgolf voor het eerst publiek de buitenaardse beschavingstheorie op de voorgrond plaatste, geopperd door burgers en dagbladen, die probeerden de origine van deze luchtschepen te bepalen. Discussies over het wel of niet bestaan van intelligent leven op Mars en Marsbewoners doen hier hun intrede... Hoedanook deze hypothesen kwamen niet van de wetenschappelijke gemeenschap, die aangesproken werd om het luchschipmysterie op te lossen. De theoriën kwamen (net zoals dit nu nog gebeurd) van ongeruste burgers, die naar de media schreven. De aspekten van de technologie van deze luchtschepen verbaasden het volk zo fel als zeer hoogstaand. De buitenaardse hypothese werd zoals de dag van vandaag een fel aangevochte theorie voor meer gebruikelijke, aanvaardbare verklaringen. Zelfs al mogen we nooit ontdekken wat deze mensen in werkelijkheid zagen, blijft het een fascinerende en leerrijke inleiding tot het gehele UFO-mysterie.  De luchtschepen verschenen in 1909 opnieuw, maar dit was een plaatselijke golf en veroorzaakte geen wijdverspreidde polemiek als deze van 1897...

    Het eerste deel van de 20° eeuw kende weinig UFO-meldingen. Wel kan je regelmatig lezen over een raadselachtige ontploffing boven de Siberische taïga (voormalige U.S.S.R.) op 30 juni 1908 van de TUNGUSKA–meteoriet (?). Vaak halen onderzoekers en reporters deze ontploffing aan als een explosie van een buitenaards ruimteschip, zelfs specifieke Russische wetenschappers beweren dit. De eerste expeditie om dit fenomeen te bestuderen gebeurde al in 1927. Professor Leonid KULIK leidde de missie; ze hebben toen geen fragmenten van het voorwerp teruggevonden. Een eerder gepubliceerd artikel uit LES INVESTIA – persagentschap  NOVOSTI van 22/12/1986 maakte komaf met de buitenaardse ruimteschip-hypothese. De analyse van de opgegraven turf van de plaats van de katastrofe, gedaan door het INSTITUUT voor AARDCHEMIE en voor ANALYTISCHE CHEMIE, liet de wetenschappers toe te besluiten dat de TUNGUSKA-explosie eerder de ontploffing van een komeet was die tegen de aarde botste. Later kwamen de wetenschappers ook met de stelling dat de aarde boven Siberië in botsing kwam met een klein zwart “gat”.

    Uit de gegevens doorgeseind door de ruimtesonde “VEGA”, gelanceerd door de U.S.S.R. om de komeet Halley te bestuderen, blijkt een duidelijke overeenkomst tussen de samenstellende deeltjes van de komeet Halley en de Tunguska-meteoriet. Natuurlijk geeft dit geen 100% zekerheid, maar in 1986 geloofden de Russische geleerden dat de sleutel voor dit raadsel gevonden zou worden in één van de varianten van de komeetversie...

    In een artikel in de PRAVDA van 08/10/2004 ‘Explorers find UFO fragments in Tunguska meteorite area’ halen de onderzoekers de theorie van een buitenaards ruimtetuig dan toch  terug naar boven. Volgens de leden van een wetenschappellijke expeditie van de Siberische stichting ‘Tunguska Space Phenomenon’ vonden ze restanten terug van een buitenaards technologisch instrument. Algemeen wordt aangenomen dat deze als een reusachtige bol vuur boven Centraal-Siberië te zien was alvorens de Tunguska-meteoriet ontplofte.

    xml:namespace prefix = v ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" /> In elk geval na analyse van honderden getuigen verhalen onthulden de wetenschappers een nog onverklaarbaar detail. Donderachtige geluiden en ongelofelijke lichteffecten waren niet alleen te zien tijdens en na de vlucht van de vuurbal, maar ook ervoor. Deze waarnemers bevonden zich op tientallen kilometers van de regio waar de vuurbal neerstortte. Een ballistische golf kan dergelijk geluid niet  aanmaken: dergelijke golf zou zich achter de vuurbal bevinden, maar het geluid zou de vuurbal nooit ver achter zich laten. Volgens de wetenschappers is er maar één echte verklaring, die enkel gelinkt kan worden aan sterke elektromagnetische verschijnselen. Wetenschappers hebben het fenomeen nog niet geanalyseerd in optiek  vanuit dergelijk oogpunt.

    Een ander omstandigheid is gebonden aan de richting van de beweging van het “voorwerp”. Op grond van getuigenissen verzameld in de 1920’ en 1930’-jaren besloten de wetenschappers dat de koers van de vuurbal noorwaarts ging vanuit het zuiden. Nochthans uit de analyse van de verwoesting van de wouden, blijkt dat het voorwerp van west oostwaarts bewoog. Het is opmerkingswaardig dat dit ook de richting is, die je kan afleiden uit de ooggetuigenverhalen.

    Het gebrek aan overeenstemming is evident. Een groot aantal wetenschappers probeerden het mysterieus fenomeen te verklaren, uitgaande van verschillende benaderingen. Er werd zelfs specifiek gezegd dat  verschillende “vuurballen’ in 1908 boven de Siberische wouden vlogen. Maar de ooggetuigen hebben de stelling van meerdere vuurballen nooit bevestigd. Een andere stelling van  Professor F. Zigel, dat de meteoriet manoeuvreerde in de atmosfeer van de aarde, veroorzaakte een hele heisa binnen de wetenschappelijke wereld. Deze theorie kan enkel onderwerp van discussie vormen als de Tunguska meteoriet een door “mensen”-veroorzaakte ramp was. In elk geval de vlucht van de “meteoriet” eindigde in een krachtige ontploffing, gelijkwaardig met 40 Megaton TNT! Het laatste woord is blijkbaar nog niet gesproken in het verklaren van deze mysterieuze ontploffing in 1908 boven de Siberische taïga...

    Eén van de bekendste waarnemingen voor 1947 komt van de Amerikaanse ontdekkingsreiziger Nicolas ROERICH in de wildernis van Mongolië. In zijn “ALTAI-HYMALAYA, A TRAVEL DIARY” meldt hij de volgende gebeurtenis op 5 augustus 1926: “ ... van noord naar zuid verplaatste zich een reusachtig ovaal object tegen hoge snelheid, terwijl het zonlicht erdoor weerkaatst werd...”

    Vanzelfsprekend is dit kort overzicht van vreemde verschijnselen van voor 1947 verre van volledig. Met dit relaas wou ik enkel aantonen dat er niets nieuws onder de zon is, dat mensen altijd vreemde verschijnselen zagen, zien en zullen blijven zien...


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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Andrey, That Is A Bold Statement: "I Know For A Fact That It [Visiting Extraterrestrials] Did Not Happen! It Has Been Proven Quite Convincingly!" So, Where Is This Extraordinary Proof For Your Extraordinary Claim?
    "USSR watched for UFOs every day"

    RT spoke with Andrey Finkelstein, Director of the Institute of Applied Astronomy about the scientific reasoning behind his controversial statement that in 20 years humanity will discover aliens and they are likely to look much like humans.
    RT: Mr. Finkelstein, thank you for being with us tonight. You have promised that in twenty years' time you will have discovered life on other planets. Are we actually talking about aliens, or merely some bacteria?
    Andrey Finkelstein: We are talking life forms, of course. What particular form such life could be is a separate question. Where there is life, intelligence and civilization are a possibility. But discovering life is of primary importance.
    RT: In what form?
    AF: What I'm going to tell you is a paradox. The form will definitely be well-known to us. In my opinion, and I believe experts generally agree on this, life and intelligence, should they exist elsewhere at all, should be highly human-like.
    You see, essentially, the origins of life follow the same pattern, just as it is with atoms, molecules or macromolecules. There are fundamental laws of physics that apply invariably in each case. These laws have been thoroughly researched and explained. Now all you need is the right environment that would enable a process like that to start.
    For example, an atom of hydrogen that originates in a galaxy located millions of parsecs away from us -- that is hundreds of millions of light years away -- is absolutely identical to a hydrogen atom that originates in our Solar System. Because fundamental laws are universal.
    And it's the same with the fundamental laws that govern the origins of life, including the fundamental laws of evolution. These are universal, so all living things should have the same composition, and living organisms should look like the ones we encounter on Earth.

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    UFOs: The Evidence
    Before actually addressing the evidence (or "evidence"...) supporting the claim that we are being visited by aliens, I go over just what would be considered sufficient evidence, considering the extraordinary nature of the claim. A note to believers: I don't mean to make fun of the more sensible ones among you. Still, the actual points I make apply to you as well. Most importantly, you don't get to say "it's aliens!" just because you don't know of any other explanation. That's an argument from ignorance.

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    How can we say we have "proof" the Starchild is alien?

    Several of you, and critics, have written to me over the past several weeks asking how we can legitimately claim the Starchild Skull is "alien" if we don't have its entire genome to compare to the human genome. In fact, this very afternoon nationally syndicated radio show host Michael Medved bothered himself to excerpt the Wackypedia article about the Starchild on his show, announcing to his audience with apparent authority that Dr. Steven Novella had examined the Starchild and concluded it was a "common hydrocephalic."

    Let me say that Novella is a quack who has never laid eyes on the Starchild other than photos on our website, and I don't believe he's even a doctor. As far as I know he is a scam artist of some kind passing himself off as a qualified skeptic. But qualified or not, he doesn't know anything of substance about the Starchild Skull, having written about it once, way back in 1999, and since then his horribly flawed article has been taken as gospel by mainstream scientists, Wackypedia toadies, and, now, today, Mr. Michael Medved.

    That Novella article can be read in its entirety in the "Fight the Stupids" section of the Starchild Project website, along with my explanations of all the asinine errors in it. So now let's get to some new facts about the Starchild DNA testing and results that should make even "Dr." Novella and Michael Medved perhaps have second thoughts.

    Valuable input from Roger Cunningham

    Roger Cunningham is a good friend who recently offered me some great ammunition for dealing with critics and skeptics who insist we can't assert anything meaningful about the Starchild's DNA until we sequence its entire genome. We do understand that sequencing the entire genome is a must-do in order to make our case impervious to critics and skeptics. But we also know that from a strictly statistical standpoint, we already have enough fragments in hand to know what the final result will be---absolutely and definitely.

    First, some background on Roger. He is an engineer with a degree from Georgia Tech, which has one of the best engineering programs in the U.S. While at GT and the GT Graduate School, Roger took and passed nine courses in Statistics, Probability, and Hypothesis Testing. It is important to know that in the undergraduate and graduate programs of nearly all scientists other than engineers, they take at most two such courses. This is why they tend to be totally inept at grasping the meaning and significance of statistical data.

    What follows might at first sound intimidating because of everyone's basic unfamiliarity with statistic analysis. But if you bear with it and read through Roger's comments, I feel sure you will understand the great value of what he is putting forth here. At a minimum, if it gets posted in enough places maybe it will give skeptics and critics reason to think twice about where we are with the Starchild Skull, and where we are so obviously taking it--straight into the history books as the world's first genuinely "alien" being.

    The ABCs of statistical analysis direct from Roger Cunningham

    (Quote) In Hypothesis Testing, even a .1% sample can be significant if the population being measured has few or no outside influences to cause change. DNA nucleotides and base pairs are just such a population. They exist only in and of themselves, and never change once their host, a living entity, is genetically established during the first few moments of conception and gestation.

    (Quote) This is called a "Confidence Interval Test." Most scientists are not well versed in Confidence Intervals. This is why they can reject a sample that is 2% valid "because it is too small." However, in real statistics, which scientists are not trained in and receive only introductory-level courses, a verified sample of .1% to 2% can be all that is needed to prove a case, provided the Confidence Interval is sufficient.

    (Quote) Because Mitochondrial DNA is so highly conserved, its Confidence Interval is AT MOST only on the order of .1% to .5%. Thus, the Starchild data needs only a 99.5% Confidence Interval threshold for its mtDNA amount to be significant. The actual 9.5% recovery (of mtDNA base pairs) provides a 90.5% Confidence Interval threshold, which can only be termed "overwhelming."

    (Quote) It is completely legitimate to extrapolate that 9.5% recovery (multiplying it by a factor of 10.5) to firmly establish the Starchild as "not human." If scientists were well-trained in Statistics and Hypothesis Testing, the established 9.5% recovery would have them on their heels.

    (Quote) With only .001% recovered base pairs (approx. 30,000) of the Starchild's 3+ billion base pair nuclear genome, the required Confidence Interval has not been achieved. Nonetheless, by establishing that only 2% of the recovered amount (.02% x 30,000 = 600) was not found in the NIH database (and thus not found on Earth to this point), it would statistically confirm that the ultimate recovery of the entire genome would prove beyond doubt that it is "not human." And, indeed, the NIH database did not contain at least a few thousand of the base pairs from the Starchild's nuclear genome.

    (Quote) These numbers solidly establish proof of the Starchild's "alien" genetic heritage. However, because the vast majority of scientists have no understanding of these basic statistical facts, they will stubbornly insist that the only acceptable result is 100% recovery of both the nuclear genome and the mitochondrial genome.

    (Lloyd) Anyone who feels like challenging Roger on any of this, or thanking him for sticking his neck out to try to help us in this way, he can be reached at: Don't ask me about those numbers, he's an engineer!

    What it all means relative to what we do now.

    First, I'm going to do what I can to salvage the damage caused by Michael Medved on his radio show, such as it might have been. I'll ask for at least a few minutes on his monthly "Full Moon" show, which I am told deals with alternative subjects. He could hardly do better than to take anything resembling a fair and objective look at the Starchild Skull.

    I also intend to keep pushing hard to try to find the investor that we need to secure funding for the genome recovery and the documentary films that will show the world that the testing was done correctly and the results can be verified by any other genetics lab in the world.

    Times are hard everywhere now, and even people with great wealth are waiting to see what the U.S. Congress will do about raising our country's debt ceiling. Until that issue is resolved, we all seem stalled in a holding pattern. I hope to break out of it when everyone else does, but for now it's just "wait and see." I hope you all can have the necessary patience to bear with me as I grind through yet another of the many low points in the Starchild's story.

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    Top Roswell researchers on UFO panel for first time

    Alejandro Rojas | Jul 05, 2011

    Panelist from left: Frank Kimbler, Kevin Randle, Don Schmitt, Tom Carey, and Stanton Friedman. (image credit: Alejandro Rojas)

    Panelists from left: Frank Kimbler, Kevin Randle, Don Schmitt, Tom Carey, and Stanton Friedman. (image credit: Alejandro Rojas)

    Roswell is a household name, and mostly due to the research of a handful of men. Four of the top Roswell researchers met this past Saturday at the Roswell UFO Museum during their annual festival along with a gentleman with a new discovery. These four researchers have never been together on a panel before.

    Julie Shuster, Director of the Roswell UFO Museum. (image credit: Alejandro Rojas)

    Julie Shuster, Director of the Roswell UFO Museum, introduced the panel. (image credit: Alejandro Rojas)

    The panel included nuclear physicist, Stanton Friedman, Don Schmitt, Tom Carey, Kevin Randle, and Frank Kimbler. Although the incident took place in 1947, once the Air Force claimed they had mistaken pieces of a weather balloon for a crashed flying saucer, the story quickly faded away. However, Friedman shared how he rekindled this case. In 1978, embarrassed for making Friedman wait for an interview, a Baton Rouge, Louisiana TV station manager gave him a tip. He told Friedman that he should contact one of his ham radio buddies for information on UFOs. This buddy turned out to be Jesse Marcel, the Air Force intelligence officer who was the first to look at the debris. He told Friedman about the strange properties of the material and that it was definitely no balloon. Friedman enlisted the help of a fellow researcher, Bill Moore, and within a couple of years they had located over 60 other witnesses. This work all culminated into the book, The Roswell Incident, written by Bill Moore and Charles Berlitz, and featuring Friedman’s work.

    Friedman explains to the audience how it all began. (image credit: Alejandro Rojas)

    Friedman explains to the audience how it all began. (image credit: Alejandro Rojas)

    Still not a household name, the Roswell event continued to gain popularity and was eventually featured on the television program Unsolved Mysteries. The episode was very popular, and left the public hungry for more information. In the right place at the right time, Schmitt and Randle published their research on the incident in 1991, UFO Crash at Roswell, which included more witnesses and details. During the panel they each discussed some of the more interesting interviews, and recalled just how difficult it was to track these people down. Friedman had gained access to a Roswell Army Air Field yearbook with names and pictures of the men who were stationed there in 1947. Much of the work of the researchers consisted of tracking these people down to find out if they had any involvement with the alleged UFO crash. Prior to the internet and cell phones with long distance included, it was an expensive and tedious task.

    Schmitt makes a point. (image credit: Alejandro Rojas)

    Schmitt making a point. (image credit: Alejandro Rojas)

    Friedman wrote his own book on Roswell titled, Crash at Corona, in 1992, and Schmitt and Randle published a second in 1994. This was the same year that a Showtime movie aired titled, Roswell, based on Schmitt and Randall’s first book. The movie starred Kyle McLachlan and Martin Sheen. All of this momentum launched the Roswell UFO Crash into the worldwide sensation that it is to this day.

    Randle shared the story of how he got involved with Roswell in the first place. In the late eighties, he was a science-fiction writer, and while attending a conference was asked to take part in a debate. He and three other writers were going to debate two UFO researchers. The second UFO researcher wasn’t able to make it, so to make things fair, Randle volunteered to debate on the UFO side. His partner was to be Schmitt. This was the beginning of Schmitt and Randle’s partnership.

    Kevin Randle shares research stories. (image credit: Alejandro Rojas)

    Kevin Randle shares research stories. (image credit: Alejandro Rojas)

    Randle has also had a long career in the military, serving with the Army in Vietnam and the second Gulf War. After 911, Randle joined the Iowa National Guard, and his unit was deployed to Iraq in 2003. Randle eventually retired from the military as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2009. He says this obviously hampered his ability to participate in UFO research.

    During this time, Schmitt took on a new partner, Tom Carey. Inspired by Friedman’s work, Carey wanted to get involved with the research himself. After meeting Schmitt they teamed up and eventually published, Witness to Roswell, in 2007. The book highlighted their continued discovery of witnesses to the events.

    Don Schmitt and Tom Carey signing books and talking to visitors in the Roswell UFO Museum. (image credit: Alejandro Rojas)

    Don Schmitt and Tom Carey signing books and talking to visitors in the Roswell UFO Museum. (image credit: Alejandro Rojas)

    The last panelist is not a long time researcher, but a newcomer to the search for answers to the Roswell mystery. Frank Kimbler is a teacher of geology at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. Taking an interest in the case, he was able to spot an unusual scorch pattern in infra-red satellite images of the desert near where the debris was supposed to have been found. He then went out to the site and found unusual metals. Under analysis the material tuned out to be an aluminum silicate. He then was able to get the Roswell UFO Museum to sponsor an isotopic ratio analysis which also came back with interesting results. From what they discovered, the sample he gave them was not created on earth. Kimbler says he is a scientist and is handling this carefully. There is a possibility that the first lab made a mistake. He will seek further analysis to make sure the findings are correct.

    Frank Kimbler explains his discovery. (image credit: Alejandro Rojas)

    Frank Kimbler explains his discovery. (image credit: Alejandro Rojas)

    After all of these years, could Kimbler have the “smoking gun” evidence that everyone has been waiting for? We will talk with Kimbler on Open Minds Radio this Monday to discuss this further.

    Overall, the panel was great. Hearing the various perspectives on how this amazing case unraveled from the lead investigators, all together for the first time, was a UFO geek’s paradise.

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    The Universe - Multiverse Parallel Universes

    History Channel ® : In 1954, a young Princeton university doctoral candidate named Hugh Everett III came up with a radical idea: That there exist parallel universes, exactly like our universe. These universes are all related to ours; indeed, they branch off from ours, and our universe is branched off of others. Within these parallel universes, our wars have had diferent outcomes than the ones we know. Species that are extinct in our universe have evolved and adapted in others. In other universes, we humans may have become extinct.
    This thought boggles the mind and yet, it is still comprehensible. Notions of parallel universes or dimensions that resemble our own have appeared in works of science fiction and have been used as explanations for metaphysics.
    With his Many Worlds theory, Everett was attempting to answer a rather sticky question related to quantum physics: why does quantum matter behave erratically? The quantum level is the smallest one science has detected so far. The study of quantum physics began in 1900, when the physicist Max Planck first introduced the concept to the scientific world. Planck's study of radiation yielded some unusual findings that contradicted classical physical laws. These findings suggested that there are other laws at work in the universe, operating on a deeper level than the one we know.
    Parallel Universes: Split or String?
    The Many-Worlds theory and the Copenhagen interpretation aren't the only competitors trying to explain the basic level of the universe. In fact, quantum mechanics isn't even the only field within physics searching for such an explanation.
    Following his famous Theory of Relativity, Einstein spent the rest of his life looking for the one final level that would answer all physical questions. Physicists refer to this phantom theory as the Theory of Everything. Quantum physicists believe that they are on the trail of finding that final theory. But another field of physics believes that the quantum level is not the smallest level, so it therefore could not provide the Theory of Everything.
    These physicists turn instead to a theoretical subquantum level called string theory for the answers to all of life. String theory was originated by the physicist Michio Kaku. His theory says that the essential building blocks of all matter as well as all of the physical forces in the universe -- like gravity -- exist on a subquantum level. These building block resemble tiny rubber bands - or strings - that make up quarks - quantum particles -, and in turn electrons, and atoms, and cells and so on. Exactly what kind of matter is created by the strings and how that matter behaves depends on the vibration of these strings. It is in this manner that our entire universe is composed. And according to string theory, this composition takes place across 11 separate dimensions. According to the theory, our own universe is like a bubble that exists alongside similar parallel universes. Unlike the Many Worlds theory, String theory supposes that these universes can come into contact with one another. Gravity can flow between these parallel universes. When these universes interact, a Big Bang like the one that created our universe occurs.
    Einstein didn't live long enough to see his quest for the Theory of Everything taken up by others. Then again, if Many Worlds is correct, Einstein is still alive in a parallel universe. Perhaps in that universe, physicists have already found the Theory of Everything.

    Sci Fi Science: Traveling to a Parallel Universe : Video : Science Channel

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    ‪Stealth Aircraft Technology

    Stealth technology also termed LO technology (low observable technology) is a sub-discipline of military tactics and passive electronic countermeasures, which cover a range of techniques used with personnel, aircraft, ships, submarines, and missiles, to make them less visible (ideally invisible) to radar, infrared, sonar and other detection methods.

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    Filer's Files # 28 - 2011

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    In Special Reports, this week's files cover: UFOs at Nuclear Missile Sites in 1967-68, and Babylonian Creation Story of Enuma Elish

    Unidentified Aerial Phenomena sightings were reported over Arizona, California, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Michigan, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Washington. Sightings of UFOs were also reported in Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Slavonia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

    The purpose of these files is to report the UFO eyewitness and photo/video evidence that occurs on a daily basis around the world and in space. These Files assume that extraterrestrial intelligent life not only exists, but my hypothesis is that the over a thousand UFOs reported each month represent technologically advanced spacecraft conducting surveillance of Earth. I personally became interested in UFOs when London Control ordered me to intercept one over England while flying for the US Air Force. Under Project Blue Book, the US Air Force investigated UFOs for more than twenty years; and we continue this research. I believe the God of the universe has spread life throughout the cosmos and UFO's are visiting us in ever-increasing numbers.

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    US and Britain 'Most at Risk' for Asteroid Strikes

    Anissa Haddadi writes, "Experts at Southampton University have drawn up a list of countries most likely to suffer severe loss of life or catastrophic damage, should a large asteroid hit Earth. The news comes days after UFOs were apparently spotted flying over the BBC building in London .

    The countries most at risk from an asteroid strike are Brazil, Britain, China, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Nigeria, the Philippines and the U.S. Any of these countries could mean millions of deaths., the U.S., China, Japan and Sweden are rated most at risk in terms of potential damage to their infrastructure. The report comes after a rock the size of a house came within 7,500 miles of Earth earlier this week. "The threat of Earth being hit by an asteroid is increasingly being accepted as the single greatest natural disaster hazard faced by humanity," said Nick Bailey, of the University of Southampton, who developed the NEOimpactor software."The consequences for human populations and infrastructure as a result of an impact are enormous."

    Bailey also pointed out that an asteroid which landed in a remote spot near the Tunguska River in Russia in 1908 devastated a very large perimeter and the impacts would have been catastrophic if the area had been populated. "While it only flattened unpopulated forest, had it exploded over London it could have devastated everything within the M25," he said.

    Scientists think that 65 million years ago, an asteroid was responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs as a rock up to 10 miles in diameter hit Earth at 25,000 miles an hour with a force of 100 megatons, the equivalent of one Hiroshima bomb for everyone on the planet. The Apophis asteroid is expected to bring in Doomsday in 2036?

    Many also insist that if Earth has until now managed to avoid being hit by such a large asteroid, it is partly due to Jupiter's gravitational field -- which limits our exposure to asteroids. Thanks to

    North Dakota Dogfight With a Ufo

    FARGO -- An aerial dogfight between a pilot of the North Dakota Air National Guard and a UFO took place in the skies over Fargo on Oct. 1, 1948. The Air Guard pilot, George Gorman, was a seasoned flier, not knowing the intention of the pilot of the object, Gorman, in his P-51 Mustang, decided to engage the object. The 27-minute dogfight between the P-51 and the UFO was witnessed by two air traffic controllers in a tower at Hector Airport in Fargo and the pilot of a Piper Cub who witnessed it.

    Gorman was born July 7, 1923, and grew up in Fargo, where his father was a Cass County agent. During World War II, Gorman became a B-25 instructor for French aviation students. When the war was over, he returned to Fargo and was employed as the manager of a construction company. He joined the 178th Fighter Squadron as a second lieutenant. On October 1, 1948, Gorman was flying cross-country with other Guard members. Shortly after 8:30 p.m., the other pilots landed at Hector, but Gorman decided to get in some extra flying time. Gorman was notified by the control tower that a Piper Cub was in the area. He could see the smaller plane 500 feet below him. Five minutes later, he spotted a dimly lit disk-shaped object slowly circling the city. Gorman contacted the tower asking about another plane and was told there were only two planes in the air over Fargo. Gorman approached the object to investigate and it suddenly brightened and accelerated. The object had been traveling "about 250 miles per hour, but as Gorman began the chase, it speeded up to "about 600 miles per hour. The P-51 could only travel 400 mph, so the object quickly outdistanced Gorman. It then made a "180-degree turn and came straight at him. Gorman "attempted to crash into it, but as they neared, it veered upward and passed over him.

    When Gorman continued his pursuit, the object climbed to 14,000 feet, the P-51 in its chase went into a power stall, and Gorman temporarily passed out. At this point, the object turned in a northwest direction and disappeared. Observing this action were Lloyd D. Jensen and H.E. Johnson, two air traffic controllers in the tower at Hector. Another eyewitness was Dr. Cannon, a Fargo physician, who was the pilot of the Piper Cub. Both controllers noted the object's rapid rate of speed and how it easily outdistanced the P-51. Gorman was so shaken up he had difficulty landing his P-51. He then contacted his commanding officer, Major D.C. Jones and gave him a signed statement and referred the incident to U.S. Air Force intelligence. On October 4, an intelligence unit headed by Maj. Paul Kubala arrived in Fargo and questioned Gorman, Cannon and the two controllers.

    Gorman signed another sworn statement on Oct. 23, stating: "I am convinced that there was definite thought behind its maneuvers. "I am further convinced that the object was governed by the laws of inertia because its acceleration was rapid but not immediate and although it was able to turn fairly tight at considerable speed, it still followed a natural curve. "When I attempted to turn with the object I blacked out temporarily due to excessive speed I do not believe that there are many if any pilots who could withstand the turn and speed effected by the object and remain conscious."The object was not only able to out turn and out speed my aircraft, but was able to attain a far steeper climb and able to maintain a constant rate of climb far in excess of my aircraft.

    The Air Force concluded that the object was a weather balloon but weather observer George Sanderson stated,- "the time and altitudes didn't fit, and the wind direction was wrong. With this evidence, Gorman insisted that it was not a weather balloon.

    The Air Material Command then warned Gorman not to divulge any more information or he would be subject to a court-martial.

    Gorman maintained his silence. He retired from the Air Force with the rank of lieutenant colonel. After retiring, Gorman was a building contractor and talked publicly about his experience with the UFO. He did reveal to friends that, until his death on July 31, 1982, "he was never convinced that he had been dueling with a lighted balloon for 27 minutes.Thanks to UFO Casebook and Thanks to Ken Pfeifer MUFON New Jersey

    UFOs at Nuclear Missile Sites in 1967-68

    Robert Hastings writes, Last night I revised part of my book, I am working on the second edition--and integrated some new material I received from a former Minuteman launch officer.

    In 2005, I posted a series of messages on the Yahoo missile_talk group's bulletin board, summarizing the testimony of former and retired USAF sources who had reported their UFO-related experiences at various nuclear missile sites over the years. My hope was that some of the group's members, come forth and discuss their own experiences. A few of them, including Larry Manross wrote,

    "Robert, you are right on. As a launch crew commander at Minot AFB from 1966-1970, I will tell you that there were UFO incidents. In one [during which I was present] the security team upstairs went into a defensive posture with lights turned out. They had called in a UFO sighting to the base and radar was tracking it. All of a sudden it buzzed the launch control center and that was when they cut the lights and took a defensive position.

    During 1967 or 1968, I was a 1st Lieutenant and a junior officer in the capsule. The security team kept us informed of their concerns; especially the buzzing of the Launch Control Center. I wish I had been upstairs when the incident took place, but as you know the launch crews were down in the capsules for 24 hour uninterrupted stretches. But Base Ops did confirm that they were tracking an unidentified object on radar.

    I later asked Manross to elaborate on these statements. He responded, --

    As a missile launch officer we had numerous UFO incidents that seemed to be all around us. I was in the 742nd Strategic Missile Squadron, and we manned Kilo, Lima, Motel, November, and Oscar. I was primarily assigned to Kilo or Lima with the commanders Capt. John Deresky and later Capt. Charles Brickley. Neither of them was with me that night. Later I moved up to the commander role. I was attempting to sleep while the commander was dealing with security upstairs and the base headquarters regarding some unidentified [flying] object. It was when his board lit up like a Christmas tree for a moment that he got scared and asked for back-up. The lit-up board signals that the missiles have launched. It was a false signal but correlated with the incident taking place upstairs. It all happened quite fast. Then things returned to normal.

    [Anyway,] that was when I became engaged. The commander was rattled and so was the security team upstairs. The security team reported that something had buzzed the LCF and that they had gone into a defensive posture, turning out the lights and drawing their weapons. They indicated it was very bright and traveling at a high rate of speed. They did not describe any shape, etc., other than it was bright. [Then] base headquarters reported that the unidentified object was no longer on radar and that was the last we heard of it.

    There was no debriefing—nada. Just another day pulling an alert at Minot. I do remember the senior officer saying something about how I should not talk about the incident without getting authorization. [In spite of that,] all the officers talked about UFOs and what was going on. As you can imagine there was quite a range of opinions. The common assumption among many [officers] was that the objects were somehow drawing power from the missile warheads.

    A security team was stationed at one of the missile launchers because the radar surveillance was out. A UFO hovered over the launch pad and they discharged their weapons and claim they heard plinks as the bullets hit the object. Every security team I worked with said it was a true story and had taken place at Minot AFB. The number of UFO incidents at the time, during 1966-'70, were so frequent, that in the summer the security team sometimes would put chairs in front of the building, or on the roof of the building, to watch for UFOs. Can you believe it?

    I had heard nearly identical stories from other former or retired USAF personnel who had been stationed at Ellsworth, F.E. Warren, and Malmstrom AFBs during that era. This particular side show is almost humorous: Nuclear missile security guards sitting outside Minuteman Launch Control Facilities at night looking for UFOs because the objects appeared above the missile field so frequently! If only the American media had been given that story at the time. But almost no information leaked out to the press or public. Thanks to Robert Hastings

    Babylonian Creation Story of Enuma Elish

    The Enuma Elish is a Babylonian creation story contrasting the forces of creation and chaos. The fragments of these seven clay Akkadian Cuniform tablets were found by Austen Henry Layard in 1849 at the ruins of Ashurbanipal, Nineveh. There is a discrepancy regarding the original date of the tablets; with an estimate of anywhere from the 18th century BCE to the 11th century BCE.

    George Smith published the Enuma Elish tablets in 1876 as The Chaldean Genesis. These tablets were similar to the book of Genesis in that they both depicted a creator god that brought organization to a universe filled with chaos. Did the authors of the book of Genesis rewrite the Enuma Elish and claim it as their own? Of particular interest is the fifth tablet. Many of the lines are missing; but enough are left to suggest that the Babylonian hero god named Marduk created star stations for other gods to dwell upon.

    He constructed stations for the great gods, fixing their astral likenesses as the stars of the Zodiac. (2) He founded the station of the pole star [Nebiru] to determine their bounds, (6) that none might err or go astray.

    Alongside it he set up the stations of Enlil and Ea. (8) having opened up the gates on both sides, He strengthened the locks to the left and the right. (10)

    The epic myth in the Enuma Elish is about a civil war between the gods. The god Marduk is chosen to lead the rebellion against Tiamet, the dragon of the primordial sea and against the leader of the Anunnaki. Marduk was renowned as the god of Mars with the symbol of the snake-dragon. Snake-dragons to this day appear on many royal crests, and many ancient societies venerated snakes and dragons. Perhaps some of the ruins on Mars that we so often see in Filers Files may be remnants from this war. Thanks to Valerie Lesley, Ph.D.

    Billions Found at Hindu Temple in Southern India

    A treasure trove of gold and silver jewelry, coins and precious stones said to be worth 500 billion rupees ($11.2 billion) has been found in a Hindu temple in southern India.

    Thousands of necklaces, coins and precious stones have been kept in at least five underground vaults at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple which is renowned for its intricate sculptures.

    The temple, dedicated to Hindu lord Vishnu, was built hundreds of years ago by the king of Travancore and donations by devotees have been kept in the temple's vaults since.

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    MUFON UFO Reports

    In June, California had 42 UFO reports leading the nation, Illinois had 27 reports; Texas 25 reports; Indiana 22 reports; and New York 21 reports. MUFON received 462 sightings last month.

    Sightings of UFOs in the United States

    Alabama Glowing Orbs

    Birmingham -- I saw three amber glowing orbs in a triangle formation from the drive thru at McDonalds over the Hibbetts Sports Store southwest. The just hovered in one place and did not move until they disappeared.

    California Orbs and Silver Object

    El Monte -- On June 26, 2011, 4:35 PM, the witness was outside by her swimming pool when she noticed silver objects in the sky. At 4:35 PM, the first object moved eastbound and five minutes later, three objects stopped close by the first one forming a triangle facing west. At 4:48 PM, the last one moved east and now the triangle is facing east. At 5:05 PM, Now the head of the triangle moved slowly and went under the first object. Then I went in and to tell my husband, fetched my Nikon digital camera and snapped several photos. Thanks to William Puckett, Director

    Fresno -- I filmed this myself on June 10, 2011, at 2 PM. What do you think?

    Note: The witness videotaped an unknown silver object that was hovering in the day sky. He uploaded the video to YouTube. Several frames shows a jet and others can be heard. It is unclear if the jets were pursuing the object. The object does not appear to be a balloon, blimp, kite or any other "flotation device." Venus was barely visible. The witness uses his zoom setting that clearly reveals a silver object. Thanks to William Puckett Director UFOs Northwest

    Idaho Rectangle

    Carey -- A rectangular object was observed for three minutes on June 25, 2011, at 4:40 PM, that instantly vanished. As a skeptic regarding UFO sightings, this is not easy to report. We were traveling 14 miles east of Carey eastbound on Idaho State Highway 20. The object was ahead of us and appeared stationary for about three minutes and then was instantly gone.

    It was rectangular in shape, but had no visible lights. Thanks to Peter Davenport, Director National UFO Reporting Center

    Illinois Red Light

    Chicago Ridge -- At about 10:06 PM, on July 4, 2011, I looked west out of my balcony doors to a clear sky and fireworks were going off. I thought at first it was fireworks, but it was the same red light I saw two nights ago. It was bright red light that hovered high in the sky. An airplane happened to fly below it slowly, so I know for sure it wasn't an airplane. It starts getting smaller and smaller then just disappears quickly! Two nights prior on July 2, 2011, my friend and I were driving at 10 PM, at night and we saw the same light. It just hovered there and then disappeared in Palos Park. On July 3rd that same friend called me and said he saw the light again at 8 PM, over Alsip, Illinois.

    MELROSE PARK -- I was outside looking at building the lights that I just turned on, when the circuit breaker popped off as large light in the clouds caught my attention on July 5 2011. It was a solid orange red color heading east. It took about 5 to 8 seconds flying over head as it past it turned black and I could then see it was circular in shape against the clouds. A few seconds later a loud plane flew over head with its lights blinking and smaller than the object. I realized the orange red light was silent. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Indiana Glowing Red Object

    Auburn -- My wife and I were standing in our yard looking east when we spotted a glowing red object flying northeast. We watched it fly silently at a slow pace. As it was becoming obstructed from view by my neighbor's house, I ran around to the other side to watch it. As it flew across the sky I happened to look straight up and I saw a large white object flying southeast over head. We were lucky enough to catch it on video as it flew off and faded away to nothing. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Maryland Star Brightens

    Haystack Mountain -- My girlfriend and I sat down to relax on my parent's patio on June 29, 2011, facing southeast towards Haystack Mountain. We saw a light like a very bright star gliding southeast. I said, "I hope they come for us!" The object was just moving through the same space in the trees as it had just moved. It was like a glitch in the Matrix. Like in the movie, "The Matrix when the cat walks in front of the door twice, like it's on a loop. It seemed brighter and bigger than before.

    It was moving fast enough that it should have kept going over the mountain and out of sight, but it was like magic. I ran to get a closer look and it wasn't in the part of the sky I expected, it was further down the mountain towards Cumberland. It was moving faster and becoming 10 or 20 times bigger, then faded to a dim red star and vanished. There was no sound. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Michigan Flying Object

    HOWELL-- I was in my swimming pool with my two children at about 9 PM on July 5, 2011, when my 6 year old daughter pointed, "Look it's a space shuttle. I grabbed my glasses and I could see no wings and there was no noise. It was a white cigar shaped object from my perspective. My 7 year old son, who has much better vision than I do, said it had three windows and he drew this picture of the object. I would guess it to be 500 feet above us. It was a very bright white color and reminded me of a blimp but going much faster than that. It flew south over the trees and out of sight. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Missouri Object Photographed

    Wentzville -- On June 27, 2011, around 7:30 PM, I was on phone talking to a classmate and looking southwest when I noticed a round black dot in the sky. The object performed linear maneuvers, up, down and left to right. It seemed very controlled and deliberate. I was able to determine that the object was moving independently. I told my classmate what I was seeing and it drew closer. I tried to take a photo with my cell phone camera but it was unable to focus so I grabbed my digital camera. I snapped a photo as the object made a backwards letter J swoop and shot outward and disappeared beyond the horizon.
    The object was round and black, solid, possesses detail such as a domed top, maybe a flat bottom, circular in shape. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    New Jersey Huge Pulsing Colors Object

    Newark -- I was relaxing on my back stoop on June 29, 2011, at 10:16 PM, and spotted a ball of light rising in front of me from the west, and tracking nearly straight up. I live in the traffic lanes of Newark Liberty Airport, and have seen and photographed many planes going overhead. I had my cell phone nearby, and videotaped a very bright ISS, at magnitude -3.7.

    I reviewed the footage and glanced back at the area where the ISS had emerged and saw an oval, canted, glowing jellyfish, about half the width of my outstretched index finger, slowly drifting silently south on the western horizon. It was like a bubble with white top and bottom of the ellipse, with red pulsing light on the bottom tip that changed colors, and a few other greens and blues in the top end.

    I caught a few seconds of video and pictures before the object brightened, then moved out of sight. The object reappeared in a hole between two trees. I posted this to Facebook, and a witness in a nearby town claims she heard engines and it was an advertising blimp. A second witness in the same town claims he saw the same object at 3AM that morning. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Point Pleasant -- Barbara Broughlette writes, "I have never seen or reported anything even remotely like a ufo before. I saw something on June 29, 2011, with many red unblinking lights emanating from the sides and bottom, and possibly the top. It was about maybe 1,000 to 1,500 feet high with no sound. The sky still had a bit of light in it, and I could see that the "body" was matte black or dark in color. Although I was seeing it mostly from the underside, it did seem to have a compact roundish shape, and I think there was some sort of dome on the top - again, like maybe a helicopter might have.

    The stars were out already and it was a clear night so I got a good look at it traveling in a large arc going from west to southeast. I saw it for several minutes and was shaking so I couldn't take my eyes off it. I saw it again around 10 PM, and didn't remember to look at the clock. It was hard to concentrate on anything after the experience. It was not traveling too fast, maybe about 100-150 miles an hour. The way it moved reminded me of a helicopter, but there was no sound, and only the non-blinking red lights and lots of them. I also did not see any propeller on top. It seemed to fly south over the ocean. Then as I watched all the lights went off except one non-blinking red light. A few seconds later, it disappeared. I can't imagine that one of the military bases in the area would let something fly at night with lights that would be confusing to other pilots. And there are lots of small planes around here and higher above where I saw the thing is a path that is used routinely by jets. Oh, and I'm not crazy. I'm a grandmother, ex-corporate fortune 500 management people. Last night I was up at the beach around 10 to see if it was coming back. It's really bothering me. Thanks to Barbara Broughlette

    Oklahoma Streak

    On July 2, 2011, it was wobbling around high in the sky. It was somewhat reminiscent of an eye. Very bright white in the center like a star but brighter than any other star. There were four yellow rays fanning down and four yellow rays pointing up. It slowly drifted up and to the south all the while wobbling side to side and up and down.

    The oddest part is when I viewed it through binoculars it appeared completely different. It was like a triangular emerald with the point down and shooting out from the point was a yellow bolt like lightning. Directly under the bolt was a white chevron. At first I was excited to again see a UFO, but then I felt let down as nothing more happened. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Pennsylvania UFOs

    Warren -- I was fishing by myself on the Alleghany River, at 9:17 PM; and I looked above the refinery across the river to see it start to move slowly. I flashed them the cross sign with my L.E.D. flashlight, to let them know I could see them. The ufo moved very slowly then in about two minutes it accelerated fast and was gone. Five minutes later, the Ufo appeared above me and vanished. At 9:30 PM, I noticed two stars that look like they're coming out, and the right star started to move slowly to the right and I saw another UFO above me hovering at about 1000 feet. I pulled out my light and gave them my flash sign as it started to move slowly down fast towards me. It gained in size and brightness about five times. They flashed me back with their ship and they were coming down and went back up to the right slowly following the other UFO buddy. Thirty seconds later they vanished. I caught a nice 14 inch catfish right after the UFO. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Rhode Island Flying Road Flare

    Portsmouth -- While at a cookout party close to midnight on July 1, 2011, I noticed a reddish orange flickering light similar to that given off by a road flare moving across the northwest quadrant of the sky. It flew out of the airport flying north just above the tree line. It was moving slowly and climbing slightly taking perhaps a minute to cross a 45 degree arc of sky. Then it came closer silently to out location near the Greendale Vineyards. I called my friend's attention to it trying to figure out what it was. We observed it as it came closer, then rose almost vertically out of sight. We made several UFO jokes afterwards. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Tennessee Bright Object

    PINEY FLATS -- I was driving home from my boyfriend's house on December 2, 2011, and the sky was a pretty pink color and it was close to sunset and so I took out my cell phone and took a picture of the horizon. Later as I looked at the picture, I realized there was an object in the upper right corner that I did not notice when I took the picture. I zoomed the object in and could not come to any explanation as to what it might be. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Texas Triangular Craft Descends Alarmingly Low

    RED OAK -- Three members of my family and I were sitting in our backyard on June 10, 2011, at 9 PM, when we noticed an object in the northwestern sky. We kept our eyes trained on it as it descended lower and lower. As it continued to descend we recognized it to be a metallic triangular craft having three white lights affixed to each of its corners. The craft continued to descend to about 500 feet, or less, above us. It was DEFINITELY aware of our presence, and at this altitude to get a closer view of us. The natural outdoor lighting around this time wasn't optimal, so scant details of the craft's exterior were acquired. We could however make out that it was metallic. The craft's lights were jarringly bright. It hovered, silently, above us at this altitude for about a minute and then silently disappeared. The craft exited at an out-of-this-world speed into the northeastern sky. We have seen strange lights in the corn-field behind our house for years, but no experience can equate to this encounter. My family claims to have experienced encounters of the fourth kind as well, resulting in possible implantation of seemingly metallic objects no larger than a centimeter. We have lost four hours or more at a time during these encounters. I feel they are more common than people report or admit.

    Thanks to Peter Davenport, Director National UFO Reporting Center

    Zapata -- On June 24, 2011, I was riding in back seat as we drove from Laredo to South Padre, when our driver saw a craft and pointed it out to us."To my amazement there was a round object moving westbound no higher than two to three stories over our head next to the road, that flew silently and just disappeared out of my sight. My cousin, who saw it first approaching our vehicle, described it as a silver triangle."

    "When I was able to see it more clearly, it was already overhead and it looked like a disk with a lot of lights underneath. I couldn't identify the object as aircrafts I have ever seen." Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Virginia Triangle

    Chicahominy -- On July 1, 2011, I was looking outside and saw a squadron of three lights flying over the house. I walked outside with my camera twice and again saw lights. This time upon closer inspection I captured a triangle on film. After the triangle seemingly disappeared over the tree line I sat outside and waited. Soon I saw a flashing orb with 2 white and one red light flying over I observed said object for about 4 minutes until it faded over the river. (I live on the Chicahominy River) I acquired an overwhelming feeling of excitement and anxiety and as noted on the tape I cursed many times. I do not want this to be exposed to the media! Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Washington Video

    Bonney Lake -- We saw 15 to 20 red lights moving in a pattern towards Mt. Rainier on June 25, 2011, at 10:09 PM. The witness reported his sighting using our report form. He provided a link to the video that he uploaded to YouTube. The video was downloaded and brightened some to better reveal detail. Several lights can be seen on the video although they don't show up as bright. One still image is posted above. The video above has been clipped, but shows the most revealing frames. Users wishing to view the entire video can view on YouTube at the address supplied in the description above. Some portions of the video do show erratic moving lights. One light appears to a reflection of ground lights, but that does not explain the other lights. No frames show 15 to 20 lights as described by witness. However, this not unusual given that the video was taken with a cell phone (IPhone).

    YouTube link:

    Bremerton -- These all happened on June 28th at 10:03 PM. The lights lasted just 30 seconds and they vanished. The photos are all in order. This happened in Bremerton, Washington on the east side at the apartments.

    Note: The weather report showed that winds were light and scattered clouds were measured at 10,000 feet. The streaking of the lights in the photo is probably due to a combination of motion of the lights and camera movement.

    Thanks to William Puckett, Director

    Worldwide Sightings

    Brazil Orb

    Buenos Aires -- This Monday, on June 27, 2011, this object was filmed towards the south of the Federal Capital and to about 60/70 of Altitude. It does not fit with any known satellite orbital transits, or passages of the ISS and only one Iridium that appears in the Lists of Heaven Above.

    Thanks to Ricardo D' Angelo and MUFON CMS

    Bulgaria UFO Flies over the Power-Vested

    Sofia's -- A UFO flew over the homes of important men in the VIP neighborhood of Boyana. Late Friday evening, July I, 2011, a flying object accompanied by a dozen lights appeared in the sky over Boyana. The Bulgarian National Television broadcast the shocking images taken by a witness to the event. "It was about 10:30 PM, when a UFO flew silently east from Vitosha. Assen Yovov spoke live on TV. "I saw the large discs as bright-red as fire, and have not seen anything like this before. I do not know what it is but I want this disc to go to a laboratory and be researched. I do not want people to think I am mad. Nobody from the residences of the Bulgarian President and Prime Minister commented on the UFO appearance. Thanks to Bulgarian TV.

    Brazil Ovals

    Maceio AL -- I saw unidentified objects flying over the sea in various directions that were illuminated and sometimes seemed to be on fire on June 24, 2011, at 2 PM. They then came back to flash various colors. It was wonderful to see them. Thanks to Peter Davenport, Director National UFO Reporting Center

    Canada Flashing Lights

    Penticton, B.C. -- At about 10:30 PM, on June 28, 2011, I looked out the doorway and saw what looked like a star that was flashing red and blue intermittently. Upon closer inspection it seemed to be moving ever so slightly like a firefly. I called my roommate to look and as soon as she came it started releasing little white glowing orbs. Then two glowing objects shot across the sky at high speed zigzagging along. They covered the entire sky in three seconds and made an abrupt 90 degree turn without slowing down. Also three balls of light formed a triangle then became one, and then disappeared reappearing a short distance away. It almost looked like projectiles were being fired back and forth between different objects, but they were too far away to tell for sure. This went on for hours before I went to bed at about 4 AM. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Czech Metallic Disk

    Prague -- My girlfriend was taking pictures of the castle in Prague, on holiday with her sister on February 20, 2011. When I reviewed the pictures I saw a metallic disk in the top right hand corner of the picture. At first I was reminded of Billy Meier's Plejaren Beamships as I research a great deal into UFO and our relations with the ancients. Then because I am from a military background (specialist soldier) and currently work with former specialist troops. I asked the opinion of some helicopter pilots. They said they couldn't tell what it was which fueled my suspicion of what it was. One pilot thought it could be a bird. I have no doubt it probably is a UFO because I saw many as a boy in Scotland. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Kazakhstan Disc

    Astana -- Sensational UFO video from Kazakhstan on May 2, 2011.

    This intense alien activity in the region has led many to believe that ETs attached to a secret UFO base beneath the Black Sea are stepping up their activity in preparation for open contact with humanity.

    Slovenia Disc Image

    Ljubjana -- I took pictures of a UFO this Saturday, on June 18, 2011, about 11:18 AM.

    Note: The photos were sent by a friend of the photographer. They were taken with a Nikon D200 Digital camera with a Nikkor 28 -- 200 mm lens. This photo was taken with a resolution of 10.1 million pixels.. This allowed the blowup of the object to reveal more detail. The object does not appear to be a bird or insect. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Sweden Bright Teardrop

    Heby -- A very big, very bright (whiter than white) flash-bulb shaped thing with no tail was observed falling very fast from the sky on June 27, 2011, at 11:45 PM. It was faster than any plane but not as fast as a "falling star". It made no sound and fell into a forest where it is not possible for me to go to. Thanks to Peter Davenport, Director National UFO Reporting Center

    UK/England Two UFOs

    Borehamwood Herts -- My partner and I were out in the back garden last night and we both saw two UFOs. The first was at 10:25 PM, which was a spherical, shimmering yellow-orange object travelling north. It stayed in position for about 30 seconds as it faded and disappeared. The second appeared at 10.40 PM, and was much smaller as it was much further away but similar in appearance. It came from the west and went towards the north, travelling for around 45 minutes as a dot of light getting smaller until it disappeared. Thanks to Christine Brock


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    These are excerpts from a pre-interview I conducted with UFO researcher Stan Friedman in the fall of 2000 for the documentary Stanton T. Friedman is Real, which we filmed in 2001 and released in 2002, initially broadcast on Space and Bravo in Canada.

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    Annie Jacobsen’s recently released bestseller Area 51 has stirred global interest. She has been featured numerous times on many networks and websites. Her book was reviewed last week by the New York Times. Jacobsen’s biggest “scoop” concerns the Roswell crash. She learned from an early executive of one of our nation’s largest defense contractors that the Roswell crash of 1947 was resultant from a scheme by Russia’s Josef Stalin and escaped Nazi mad-scientist Josef Mengele to “hoax” the Americans by staging UFO sightings. The plan was to induce panic and psychological warfare in the manner of the Orson Welles War of the World broadcast aftermath. They would launch unusually-designed craft from a “mothership” (located near Alaska.) These were single-wing, remote-controlled “UFOs” with “alien-like” children on board. The craft were of Nazi German design (captured by the Soviets at the close of the War) and the “aliens” were actually 13 year olds. The grotesque child aviators were biologically engineered by Mengele with strange large heads and oddly spaced eyes. The craft and pilots had crashed near Roswell in July of 1947 and were flown to Wright Field. In 1951, Jacobsen’s source maintains, the crashed vehicle and the two still-surviving deformed children were taken to Area 51 and to the facilities of defense contractor EG&G (now URS Corporation)

    This author has identified and located Annie Jacobsen’s anonymous source. I have also decided, after much consideration, to “out” him. In this article I will openly name him. I have also contacted him very recently. He reluctantly spoke with me for some time. I believe that the source was indeed told this bizarre story by officials. But just why this is so will stun readers, and is not for the reasons that you may think.


    EG&G’s Scientist Alfred O’Donnell in 1955

    Ms. Jacobsen’s source about this Roswell story is unnamed by her in the blockbuster book. He wanted to remain anonymous. Annie Jacobsen kept her promise. I did not learn her source from her or from anyone associated with her publishing company. His identity and his background is revealed here and now:

    Alfred O’Donnell is nearly 89 years old and he is one of Annie Jacobsen’s key sources about this Roswell crash story “interpretation.” O’Donnell is indeed exactly who he claims to have been. In the early 1950’s he was at the “Nevada Test Site” where atomic bombs were tested regularly. O’Donnell was indeed part of the nucleus of top management and engineers for EG&G- one of our nation’s top defense contractors. Founded as Edgerton, Germeshausen and Grier (EG&G) the company was acquired by URS Corporation some years ago. URS employs over 50,000 and is the leading designer and builder of federal classified facilities in the United States. They work with military as well as with the Intelligence Community (particularly the NSA) in constructing and operating some of our nation’s most sensitive and secret facilities.

    O’Donnell joined EG&G in 1947 when the company employed only 15 people. He worked alongside the company’s founders and obtained Top Secret Clearance to work on our nation’s nuclear arsenal. He helped to develop explosives research protocols and optimized the firing systems of bomb devices. O’Donnell – a Bostonian - is a brilliant man who made significant contributions to EG&G and to our nation’s defense for many years. EG&G – and O’Donnell - had specialized expertise in electronically capturing and measuring the energy that was emitted from DOE nuclear blasts in the remote Nevada desert.




    MAY 26, 2011 (AFTERNOON)

    (Bolded text that follows indicates Alfred O’Donnell speaking;
    Light text indicates this author speaking to O’Donnell)


    Hi Mr. O’Donnell, my name is Tony Bragalia, a freelance journalist in Florida..How are you doing?

    Fine, and who are you again? (I repeat above)

    I’m a researcher, including of things like military history and the history of science. I happened to see an online article about an ‘Alfred O’Donnell’ that was from the Review-Journal. It’s called “100 Men Who Shaped Southern Nevada” It discusses your early work at EG&G in the 50s in nuclear blast testing and measurement.

    Oh, oh, yes… I do remember that. I recall that very well.

    It was written by a “ K.J. Evans”…

    Yes, he’s dead now. That article was written some time ago. Some years ago.

    It’s found its way onto the Internet so the story is everywhere now, forever…So I do have the right Alfred O’Donnell who was with EG&G in the ‘40s and 1950s?

    Yes, that’s me.

    Well, of course you must be aware then of the recent bestseller by Annie Jacobsen that is entitled Area 51?

    I am. (silence/pause)

    You know Annie?

    I do know Annie.

    Well you said something to Annie Jacobsen about the subject that I’d like to talk with you about…

    I don’t talk about my work at Area 51.

    Well, EG&G does not seem to be the kind of place that would be reverse engineering a Soviet craft and also doing biological experiments and analysis, there were better places….

    Well, you really need to speak with the Publicity Director at Little Brown.

    Why them?

    They published the book.

    What do they know more about all of this than you do?

    They don’t. But I’m not saying anything…

    Tony, how…how did you find me?

    I am a researcher of some of these things. I think sort of like a computer when I am investigating. I googled key words. I happened across the article on you. I knew intuitively that you are Annie’s source, Alfred. And of course you are, so…

    Alfred, you must realize that you have an obligation to truth and to history to come forward publicly. This is a much larger issue. It is about having people understand what really happened -if this is what really did- and to not believe in fantasies..things that aren’t scientific or historical truth…

    I know…I understand… what you’re saying, Tony.

    You know Alfred, I communicated with Dr. Stirling Colgate at Los Alamos recently and he made a recent confession about a UFO hoax that he was aware of from many, many years ago.


    Colgate is in his 90s and he’s still at Los Alamos. He confirmed to me that the famous Socorro, NM case involving a policeman in 1964 was a hoax by some of his students from New Mexico Tech. But it took him over 40 years to really say something! Colgate took to a real long time to tell the truth. And he still is reluctant…but his allegiance was in the wrong place for too long. It was to his kids at the college!…

    (Laughs) So how did you find out about him?

    Through a letter that I had found in some archives from Stirling Colgate to his friend Linus Pauling, who had an interest in UFOs I found out. In his reply, Colgate told Pauling the truth that it was a hoax.

    Who is that he wrote to?

    Linus Pauling.

    Oh! Yes…

    So my point is that we will all pass. And because of this we all have larger obligations as we get older. As a scientist you must understand this, truth is it. It’s really all that we want have in the end.

    Will you leave anything - a document in writing to benefit history and science on all of this before you pass, including your name?

    I don’t know. I don’t think so.

    I think you must forget about your oaths and clearances. The Soviet threat is no longer. It is more than six decades on Alfred! I sometimes almost get emotional about all of this…doesn’t, does not truth mean anything? Why have our children’s children believe in fantasy, if this is what it was?

    I will think about it. I will give it some consideration…

    Alfred, have other people called you about this?

    I’m not going to say anything at all about that.

    Well, people come to very different conclusions that you do on all of this. The Air Force says that it is a Mogul balloon, others say it was a terrestrial secret experiment by German Paperclip scientists…

    Yes, I have heard about that one.

    Well, I will level with you Alfred. I come down on the side of truth - it was an extraterrestrial vehicle that crashed. And frankly I think that you know this and that you were “played with.”

    I am certain that the craft was constructed of materials that were not known to science in 1947. I based this on many things including on my study of the history of Shape Recovery Alloys. They had reported they found “memory metal” at Roswell that was tough and would return back to its original shape. I found that in the months immediately following the crash that Wright Patterson contracted Battelle Memorial Institute to begin work on what we now know as Nitinol. I traced the scientific documents on Shape Memory metals to the incident. When you are reverse engineering, it is always easiest to begin with the ‘materials of construction’ –what is it made of- not the propulsion or navigation systems…

    Yes..I follow.

    And, Alfred, I will be candid with you: you must come forward. You are a man of science. You have lived for the discovery of truth. Why do you care now? Say what needs to be said. I mean I know you have. But openly. You know Annie is taking a beating on this. I frankly would like to know, as someone who believes in truth and accurate history…you are a man who honors science…you must know what I mean…

    Tony, look, I will say this to you: if the Federal Government really wanted to have all of this released, why would they not have already done it themselves?

    I don’t know. But you do Alfred. And I do respect your respect for your oath and your security clearances.

    If we could get you a release from the Department of Defense to speak of this- of the truth of Roswell- would you then be open to speaking openly?

    No. I would not. I just…I just cannot get involved like that.

    Oh, one more last thing…


    Do you think that when URS acquired EG&G a few years back that they also got all of the early scientific and historical records from EG&G? I mean would they even know now? Many of the people there at URS now weren’t yet even born when this happened…

    I don’t know. I really have no idea.

    Again, Alfred, I have an understanding of the Intelligence Community –IC- and of the Defense communities, so I do understand where you are coming from. Thanks for all of your time, I really do appreciate it very much…

    OK, Tony, Goodbye.




    I found Alfred O’Donnell to be telling the truth as he remembers it – and likely as he himself claims to have witnessed it. He was extremely lucid, deliberate and controlled in his responses to me. Frankly he seemed years and years younger on the phone. Like author Annie Jacobsen, I find O’Donnell to remain a bright and believable person.

    However, I do not believe that the “essence” of what he was told was true. O’Donnell says that he viewed a hoaxed UFO by Stalin that was used to scare us - and that used a former Nazi’s eugenics skills to create the aviators. O’Donnell told Jacobsen that they were “grotesque.” O’Donnell also told Jacobsen that he and his other scientist cohorts at EG&G were “prepared” for the sight of them. They were told in advance that “seeing the bodies would be a shocking and disturbing experience.”

    But the truth is this: It was all “staged.” O’Donnell was indeed “exposed” to what he says he was- but this “exposure” was planned, it was for a reason - and the accompanying story that he was told was not genuine.

    He was told that it was of Soviet origin. But “exotic technology” that has been recovered by military are often studied by using the “subterfuge” or “cover” of being told that they are of “Russian origin.” And this holds especially true for the Roswell crash. There are numerous times when the “Soviets” or the “Russians” were used to describe where such artifacts came from. They were a convenient and ideal “excuse” or reason for the study of such things:

    1) When Elroy John Center (the Battelle scientist who confessed to analysis of ET metal debris and who co-authored the first “memory metal report” for Wright Patterson) was told to analyze the unusual “piece”- he was told by his Battelle supervisor that it was recovered in a crash from “the Soviets.” Center knew this not to be true and he believed the material could not have been made by man. (See prior articles on the Battelle-Roswell connection archived on the Iconoclasts site to learn more.)

    2) General George Schulgen, in a 1947 secret memo, instructed his officers to be aware of UFO’s and their “Items of Construction.” He indicated that the discs could be of possible Soviet origin. Schulgen was of course using this as a cover. Forthcoming information on Schulgen will show that this top Pentagon Intelligence official of the time knew that the material of which the discs were comprised was not known to science- and were engineered by those from another world.

    3) When RAAF Base Commander Butch Blanchard told his wife and daughter Dale of the crash, he kept on repeating to them: “those Russians have some amazing things.” New information from researcher Tom Carey indicates that the exact opposite was true: Blanchard actually believed that it was an ET craft at Roswell, something he related to his second wife and others later in life.

    The deepest recesses of Government were testing key personnel at emerging EG&G to see if they could be entrusted with such “remarkable secrets.” Would they say anything to anyone about this made-up Russian-Roswell scenario? They did not (at least not until a half-century later, and then only anonymously.) They could be entrusted with anything. And today the company is rewarded as the largest infrastructure firm to Federal government in the nation.

    More importantly this author maintains that:

    - Those in Government who knew about Roswell wanted to confuse the ET truth of the event to others with whom they may work by alluding to things “Russian.” It may have even been used as a “code word” of sorts.

    - They felt that it was also a perfect way to have studies performed on actual ET crashed disc material by private contractors. Tell them these strange things were Russian. Fold the research into existing defense related technology research.

    - They wanted to see if organizations that they would bring into the fold would keep such a pretend ‘Secret.’ And point to the Russians, feared and hated.

    - They would occasionally and selectively “test” individuals within government (and its contractor community) to measure the “reactions” and coping skills of learned men when exposed to such bizarre things

    - They “orchestrated” cover stories on Roswell to purposely confuse and obfuscate the issue. They sought to blur the ET truth of Roswell with layers of plausible deniability. They officially issued (and in other ways spread) many possible “real reasons” for the Roswell crash. In this way the actual extraterrestrial nature of the Roswell event will become “muddled.”

    O’Donnell was shown an American-hoaxed UFO and “aliens” for one (or some) these reasons. But it was not a “Soviet” thing that he saw. That he saw these things is likely true… but the associated story that he was told about their origin was not.

    The most telling reason that this is so is this: The story told to O’Donnell those many years ago –in historical hindsight- is ludicrous on the face of it. I will not detail those reasons. Many others (including the New York Times) have pointed out the many “holes” found like Swiss cheese within the story. These include fundamental logistical, technological and historical issues associated with the cover tale told O’Donnell.

    And there is this clue: O’Donnell told Jacobsen that “Cyrillic writing” found around a rim area in the craft had led he and his EG&G associates to confirm that the craft was of Soviet origin, so that the story that they were told by their superiors made complete sense.

    However, the fact is that the Russians would never have made such alleged “hoax overflights” of the US using anything like “Cyrillic writing” that would reveal the craft’s true Soviet origin. It would defeat the entire purpose of having our people believe that we were being invaded by “aliens” as O’Donnell maintains, like “Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds”- and so O’Donnell should never have found such writing.

    It was, rather, placed there by US military intelligence to encourage the belief that it was Russian. And O’Donnell was just 29 in 1951 when he states that he saw all of this at EG&G at Area 51. He was impressionably young, as were his EG&G colleagues. They would go on in their defense contracting careers believing all the while (and repeating late in life) the lie that they had been made to believe that these things were “Russian.” How very “Cold War-ish.”

    But given the context of the timeframe of the late 1940s and early 1950s (and the fear of Russians, with “War of the Worlds” having aired only 10 years prior) it is easy to understand why O’Donnell and his EG&G colleagues “bought in” to this scenario fed them. Given the “tenor of the times” and the initiation of the Cold War, anything related to the devious Soviets could be believed at that time.

    And, tellingly, the “Russian” explanation that had been told by these EG&G retirees reminds one of the famous Kecksburg, PA UFO case of 1965. Some in Government offered the (now discredited) explanation that this crash incident was resultant from a Russian launch as well. That one though was explained away as the crash of an advanced Soviet satellite. Always the Russians…

    The story is strange. And the reasons that I have offered that I “believe” the old scientist may seem even stranger to some. I have more to report on this and I hope to release other findings soon…

    Roswell is an onion. We continue to peel away at its layers. But it still stinks and dizzies with the stench of disinformation, even after decades.

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    The Bizarre Case of the Kera UFO Encounters

    Posted: 04 Jul 2011 07:25 AM PDT


    In a case that might have served as one of the inspirations for the Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams blockbuster “Super 8,” a group of Japanese kids had repeated run-ins with a small, silver UFO, which they managed to not only photograph, but actually capture for a brief time during the summer of 1972.

    There is inexplicably little information to be found — in the western world anyway — regarding the strange series of events that began on August 25th, 1972, in the Kera area of Kōchi City, which is the capital of Kōchi Prefecture on the Shikoku island of Japan. On the afternoon in question a 13 year-old student named Michio Seo was on his way home from middle-school when he allegedly caught site of an unbelievable metallic object hovering over a rice field.

    The awestruck Seo watched the odd apparatus zip back and forth above the waterlogged paddy. The airborne object resembled a dull, silver hat with a flat bottom and a narrow lip. The curved dome atop the lip was relatively steep and level at the apex. Seo would later compare the objects movements to that of a bat making hairpin turns in pursuit of its insect prey.

    Seo’s curiosity swiftly usurped his fear and he began to approach the miniature flying saucer, but before he could get too close the object allegedly shot a blinding beam toward the teen. Seo, not wishing to further provoke the UFO — or its possible occupants — quickly fled the scene.

    As soon as young Seo got back to Kera he hurriedly rounded up four of his best friends — Hiroshi Mori, Yasuo Fujimoto, Katsuoka Kojima and a buddy known only as Yuji — and told them about his incredible encounter. His pals, skeptical, though intrigued, wasted no time in forming a makeshift posse to go out and find this miniature flying dome.

    At approximately 7:00 pm. Seo, Mori, Fujimoto, Kojima and Yuji arrived at the rice field. The boys kept a steadfast vigil for the better part of an hour when, to the shock of everyone except Seo, the small object returned. The thrilled teens stared at the strange object that was hovering over the field approximately 60-feet from them. Then, as the sun dipped low over the horizon and dusk began to settle in, the device began to emit a pulsating multicolored light.

    One of the young men, no doubt bolstered by the pressure of his peers, began to stalk the erratically floating UFO. As he neared the object it suddenly emitted an earsplitting “pop” and began to shimmer with a bluish hue. This was all the youngsters needed to send them sprinting back toward their homes.

    Seo, Mori, Fujimoto, Kojima and Yuji would occasionally visit the field following their sighting and on September 4th — Just over a week after their initial run-in — their patience paid off. At about 9:30 pm. the five young men once again came face to face with the silvery object flying nearly 3-feet above the field. The little UFO started glowing and began to zoom toward the boys causing them to scatter and once again retreat with haste.

    Once home, the boys reclaimed their courage and vowed to procure a camera and spend every waking moment they could staking out the field in hopes of finally capturing the unusual object on film. Their surveillance began the next evening, but the object did not return. The following night, however, would be a different story.

    On September 6th the boys’ vigilance paid off when on their way to the rice paddy they spied the object lying on the ground in the middle of the field before them. The teenagers, now armed with a camera, sagely decided to snap a photo before they approached the downed “craft.”

    Once the flashbulb went off the object on the ground began spinning and rapidly rose into the air. The unknown cameraman shot another photo just after its ascension.

    This is where accounts get a little murky, but what seems to have happened next is that the object emitted a light that was even brighter than the flashbulb’s burst, before once again plummeting to the ground.

    The still spinning object almost seemed to be burrowing into the dirt when it stopped moving.

    At this point 14 year-old Hiroshi Mori cautiously moved toward the incapacitated flying saucer. The brave (or foolhardy) boy decided to bend over and lift the object up with his bare hands.

    As he did so he claimed that he felt something “moving” inside. A photo of Miro holding the UFO was then taken.

    The boys marveled at their peculiar prize before Miro wrapped it in a plastic bag and placed it in his backpack and took it home. Once there the boys warily measured the object and declared it to be nearly 8-inches wide and almost 4-inches in height. The now inert UFO was said to weigh about 3 lbs.

    They also discovered a series of concentric curves, thirty-one small holes and three unique designs etched into the base of the object. The gang deemed that the etchings represented waves or clouds, a bird or some sort of “flying object,” and something they interpreted to be a budding flower. There was no visible propulsion system.

    Following their inspection, the boys repacked the object in plastic and brought their puzzling find to the home of Yasuo Fujimoto. Fujimoto’s father, Mutsuo, was the current director of the Center for Science Education in the city of Kōchi.

    The senior Fujimoto gave the object a cursory examination, assuming that the find was of little significance. That would be a decision that he would come to regret. In his own words:

    “The frequent nights out of the boys began to worry parents, I told my son if it was true what he said, to bring the object. He did: it was something like an ashtray, cast iron, but too light for this metal. (It) had a top down it was impossible to open and inside were pieces similar to a radio. I did not give more importance, but now I regret not having studied more closely.”

    Following Mr. Fujimoto’s brief once over, the object was returned to Mori’s backpack, but, much to the chagrin of all involved, it was discovered missing just a day later. This would not be the last time this mysterious object would be seen… or recovered for that matter.

    Over the course of the next two weeks Seo, Mori, Fujimoto, Kojima and Yuji all claimed to have seen the same (or identical) objects in flight on at least six more occasions. Fujimoto himself saw it three times. The gang even managed to capture it a second time, but the object disappeared under mysterious circumstances yet again.

    The boys — trying to predict when the object would next rear its proverbial head — deduced that the single unifying factor in all of their sightings was the fact that they never seemed to occur on rainy days. This, they surmised, was due to the fact that the object “feared” water. Bearing this in mind they formulated a plan to capture the device.

    On September 19, the gang once again returned to the now notorious rice paddy to try and detain the mystifying UFO. This time the boys were armed with a bucket of runoff water and some tattered rags. As luck would have it they found the device sitting motionless on the ground.

    The group hurriedly covered the object with rags and poured the water in the bucket over it. They then turned the object over and started to fill the perforations at the base with the remainder of the greenish water. As soon as the liquid entered the device it began emitting a deafening noise that they compared to a cicada-like buzzing. The interior of the object also started to glow.

    The youngsters were abruptly struck with the notion that the object might try to retaliate to this perceived attacked and started to back away from the stationary UFO, pelting it with stones. The once flying object remained earthbound and the gang reclaimed their potentially extraterrestrial quarry.

    Once back at Katsuoka Kojima’s house, the young men looked through the tiny holes and noticed what appeared to be a plethora or miniature mechanisms, Levers and weird drawings.

    The intrepid youths then took more pictures and attempted to open the device by inserting a wire into one of the holes and manipulating it.

    Eventually they hung the device upside down by the wire, Gravity pulled at the top of the dome resulting in a slight separation between the top and bottom sections of the object. The boys could see what they referred to as “complicated electronic equipment” inside the item as well as unidentified a viscous material. Could this have been the liquefied remains of the pilot, who — much like Oz’s Wicked Witch — melted on contact with the water?

    The boys then attempted (with a dubious sense of scientific integrity, no doubt) to see how strong the exterior shell of the object was by pummeling it with a hammer. They discovered that even the thinnest parts of the light metal remained unblemished no matter how hard they hit it. This seems to be a fairly common trait of materials recovered at alleged UFO crash sites.

    At this point the boys decided to try yet another experiment by putting the UFO in the oven to see what kind of temperatures it could withstand, but before they got the chance Kojima’s mother, Aiko Katsuoka, wisely put the kibosh on that. She also refused to allow them to store it in her refrigerator, which the boys believed might prevent the UFO from escaping yet again.

    The gang then came to the conclusion that the device was likely some kind of “remotely controlled” surveillance mechanism of unknown origin. It was then that they decided it was time to reveal their cherished mystery mechanism to their classmates the following week, but before putting it away for the night they wrapped in additional rags under the naïve impression that it would prevent the thing from leaking any “atomic radiation.”

    The object was then given to Seo and Mori for safekeeping while the rest returned home for dinner and chores. The young watchmen, feeling that the object was secure in the room with them, relaxed for an evening of comic book consumption and the anticipation of the notoriety that would greet them and their cohorts the following Monday at school when they revealed their wondrous contraption.

    When the rest of the group returned later that evening to check on their discovery, they were all dismayed to discover that beneath the pile of rags there was nothing to be found. After a fruitless search, the boys reached the inescapable conclusion that their mini-saucer has once again flown the coop, so to speak.

    A few hours later Kojima and Mori were playing ball at Mori’s house. Kojima lunged over the fence pursuing the ball and much to his surprise and delight stumbled across the still immobile UFO. Kojima and Mori swiftly absconded back into the house with the recovered saucer.

    At his juncture the comrades shrewdly decided that they should mark the silver dome with paint lest it pull another disappearing act. This would be to confirm that they were actually encountering the same UFO over and over again, rather than disparate (though indistinguishable) machines. The boys had lost and found the object so many times by this point they naturally assumed that if it vanished it would again turn up near the rice field or in one of their backyards.

    On the evening of September 22nd, the crew gathered together of a bike ride into Kōchi City. It was decided that they would all take turns carrying the device, which they no longer left unattended.

    To further prevent its escape Mori determined that the UFO would be sealed in a plastic bag full of water, which they continued to hypothesize, had some sort of restraining effect on the apparatus. As if that weren’t enough, the boys tied a piece of string from the knot on the bag to the wrist of whomever was carrying it to insure that nothing would happen this time.

    The knotted bag containing the UFO was then placed in duffle bag and inserted into the bicycle basket of the first carrier, and the gang set off. The bag switched from rider to rider as they tore through the city until it ended up in the basket of its last caretaker, whose name was not revealed.

    The gang continued their journey until they neared a local bicycle repair shop. At that moment, the final rider claimed he felt his wrist — which was attached by string to the bag — wrench with immense force. He immediately called out to his friends, who skidded to a halt ahead of him.

    The boys instantly opened the satchel and untied the string and the knots on the plastic bag, but when they looked inside they found that, even though the knots had not been tampered with, the tiny UFO was nowhere to be found. The boys would never see the object again, much to their disappointment.


    This unique case remained largely unknown to the general public until May of 2004, when UFO Comics published an illustrated retelling of the case. This introduced the encounter to a new generation of UFO enthusiasts garnering it somewhat of a cult following in Japan.

    Due to the buzz, in 2007 — a full 35 years after the events in question — Shinichiro Namiki, the director of the Japan Space Phenomena Society (JSPS,) reopened the investigation. The head of the JSPS Osaka chapter, Kazuo Hayashi, was sent to speak with the remaining witnesses and confirmed that they all maintained the veracity of their original accounts.

    During the course of his investigation, Hayashi encountered another tiny UFO tale that occurred in the same prefecture as the Kera event just 4 years later. On the evening of June 6th, 1976, a 9-year-old girl named Sachiko Oyama, from the village of Agawa (now known as Niyodogawa-cho,) went outside to find her pet cat when she noticed a small, yellow luminous object floating in the eastern sky.

    Oyama walked into the middle of the street to afford herself a better view. It was then that she saw the unusual object descend in a nearby wooded grove. Overcome by curiosity, the young girl followed the UFO to the edge of the tree line. It was then that the object allegedly hit a tree and proceeded to silently land on the pavement near her feet at which point it emitted a “hissing” sound.

    Oyama would layer describe the object has resembling a silver (though some accounts say “black”) hat that was about 7-inches in diameter; a familiar description to say the least. The courageous girl bent over and touched the object, which she claimed was covered with a “slimy substance” that stuck to her finger.

    Like the boys who encountered the virtually identical object in Kera, Oyama suddenly found herself overwhelmed by fear. She turned and began to run for the safety of her home, but when she glanced over her shoulder she noticed that the downed device had started to glow yellow once again. Oyama watched in disbelief as the UFO rose, spun counter-clockwise three times, then shot skyward and out of view.

    Hayashi also confirmed that the then 40 year-old Oyama still stood by her story in 2007. It was then that Hayashi put forth the hypothesis that these flying objects were actually inter-dimensional vehicles that had temporarily lost their way after slipping into our realm.

    Hayashi seemed satisfies with his theory, but what should we make of these mysterious objects that seemingly toyed with these Japanese kids back in 1972 and 1976? Were they UFOs in the classic sense of a interstellar or inter-dimensional vehicles? It goes without saying that by 1970s (or current) technological standards an object as decidedly non-aerodynamic as this could not have been capable of such precise or speedy maneuvers as were attributed to it.

    Also, unlike the micro-terrestrial invasion of Malaysia in the 1970s, there seems to be little indication of any humanoid or alien influence on these devices other than that fact that it was apparently “intelligently controlled” while in flight. Nevertheless, I think we have to look elsewhere for a solution.

    How about the boys’ deduction that it was a remote controlled device of unknown extraction? This theory, I must admit, seems to make more sense than that of it being some sort of spacecraft.

    In fact, when I first heard about this case, my initial reaction was to assume that this was nothing more than a prank played on naïve teens by “some guy” with a remote control flying saucer, but upon closer inspection of the photographs it does not take an aeronautical engineer to realize that without a rotor or some other driving force — which this gadget seems to be distinctly lacking — there is no way it would ever get off the ground.

    There has even been the wild speculation that the device might have been a conscious being akin to those cutesy sentient saucers in the Steven Spielberg produced 1987 opus “*Batteries Not Included.” While even I am skeptical about this premise, let’s look at the “evidence” that may possibly support this conjecture.

    Firstly, assuming that the reports are authentic, this device flew with apparent precision even though there was apparently no recognizable propulsion device within the UFO. Secondly, the UFO appeared to be capable of evasive maneuvers and even displayed a desire to defend itself by utilizing brilliant lights and loud noises. Thirdly, like any living being, this “machine” resisted every attempt made to incarcerate it by the teens. None of the above is proof that the thing’s actions were an example of intelligent life, but the thought is intriguing.

    Perhaps we’re dealing with a non-terrestrial surveillance device here. Some unknown technology sent from another world or time or dimension or even the ocean’s depths to observe the human race. Who’s to say that the unusual markings on the base of the UFO are not intended to be a message for humanity much like the one we etched into the gold plated disc on Voyager 1 for other citizens of the galaxy to discover.

    Of course, there’s one, obvious explanation — that it was all just a hoax. There are some rumors that have circulated suggesting that the Kera UFO was actually a toilet training chamber pot craftily installed with radio components and pieces from a watering can, but if that were the case it not only reflects poorly on the judgment of Kōchi’s director of the Center for Science Education, Mutsuo Fujimoto, but also represents one of the most elaborate hoaxes ever perpetrated (and maintained for the better part of 4 decades) by a group of bored teens.

    Casting further doubt on the hoax theory is the 2007 investigation by the JSPS, which confirmed that there was no indication of a prank. And, let’s be frank, if Kera and Agawa phenomena were merely the whimsical follies of bored teenagers and one little girl, one would have to assume that the perpetrators would almost certainly have grown weary of the ruse as they climbed from adolescence into middle age.

    The fact remains that this series of all too close encounters may well represent one of the most intriguing, albeit least well known, events in history of ufology… or one of the most outlandish hoaxes ever.

    Forteana and Failing Cars

    Posted: 04 Jul 2011 07:13 AM PDT

    Within the realm of Ufology, there is one particularly curious aspect of the subject that was far more prevalent in times-past than today – namely, that relative to so-called “vehicle interference.” Even the briefest perusal of various UFO publications – particularly those of the late-1950s, 60s and 70s – will provide the reader with numerous reports of people driving home late at night, or in the early hours of the morning, when a UFO looms into view. Without warning it adversely affects the vehicle of the astonished driver, sometimes rendering the car or truck completely disabled. On other occasions it causes temporary disturbances to the engine, radio and lights. A number of such cases even reached the eyes and ears of officialdom, clearly demonstrating that someone within the corridors of power was taking keen note of this curious activity.

    As a prime example, in February 1962, an employee of the British Royal Air Force Police – one Sergeant C.J. Perry – was ordered by his superiors to investigate a then-recent report that fell right into the heart of this particular category. The documentation prepared by Perry is now, thanks to the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, in the public domain. It tells an intriguing story:

    “At Aylesbury on 16th February 1962, at 1530 hrs., I visited the Civil Police and requested information on an alleged ‘Flying Saucer’ incident. I was afforded every facility by the Civil Police authorities and although no official report had been made, details of the incident were recorded in the Station Occurrence book.

    “The details are as follows: Mr. Ronald Wildman of Luton, a car collection driver, was traveling along the Aston Clinton road at about 0330 hrs. on 9th February 1962 when he came upon an object like a hovercraft flying approximately 30 feet above the road surface. As he approached he was traveling at 40 mph but an unknown force slowed him down to 20 mph over a distance of 400 yrd., then the object suddenly flew off.

    “He described the object as being about 40 feet wide, oval in shape with a number of small portholes around the bottom edge. It emitted a fluorescent glow but was otherwise not illuminated. Mr. Wildman reported the incident to a police patrol who notified the Duty Sergeant, Sergeant Schofield. A radio patrol car was dispatched to the area but no further trace of the ‘Flying Saucer’ was seen. It was the opinion of the local police that the report by Mr. Wildman was perfectly genuine and the experience was not a figment of imagination. They saw that he was obviously shaken.

    “I spoke to Sergeant Schofield and one of the Constables to whom the incident was reported. Both were convinced that Mr. Wildman was genuinely upset by his experience.”

    Four years later, the Royal Air Force was still secretly looking into such stories. Prepared by a Corporal Rickwood of the RAF’s Provost and Security Services, extracts from the following, now-declassified report detail the experience of a young woman named Diane Foulkes, who had been “frightened by an object in the sky while she had been driving along the A5 road near Great Ness at 2355 hours on 8th November 1966. This object had emitted brilliant lights and radiation beams. On arriving home her daughter had been in a distressed condition and she had discovered marks on the car, which she considered were burn marks.”

    Significantly, the unknown aerial object briefly drained the power from the headlights of Diane Foulkes’ car.

    That, today, we have the technology to disable – or to, at least, significantly affect – car-engines and their internal systems, has led some Ufological commentators to speculate that perhaps someone else, from a world far, far away, has been doing likewise for much longer than us – and possibly even as a means to abduct people off lonely roads, late at night. Maybe so. But, there’s a problem with this. Ufology is not the only aspect of Forteana in which we see evidence of profound vehicle interference. And, for most researchers, at least, those other aspects have ZERO to do with UFOs. Read on…

    Late one night in June 1977, Gerald  Monteith was driving through the town of Kountze, Texas, and close to the town’s Old Hardin Cemetery. Suddenly, his car’s engine began to falter and its lights faded. Monteith, thinking that perhaps a fuse was to blame, carefully brought the vehicle to a halt at the side of the road. However, as he exited the vehicle to take a look under the hood, at a distance of perhaps fifty or sixty feet from him, Monteith saw a tall, and very skinny, dark, hair-covered figure walking across the road, “like a man but leaning forward and swinging [its] arms.”

    The sighting only lasted a few seconds, recalled Monteith, and the creature vanished into the trees. But most notable was what happened next. Only two or three seconds later, a soccer ball-sized, glowing mass of bright light came floating through the trees at a height of about fifty or sixty feet, and from the exact spot where the creature had vanished into the woods. The ghostly light moved slowly across the road until it was lost from sight amid the thick trees on the opposite side of the road. Interestingly, after both the beast and the light had vanished, Monteith’s car started normally and bore no signs of any similar problem again.

    Bigfoot and vehicle interference? Whatever next?! Well, how about a winged fiend of the night? Yep, you read it right.

    In 2010, my book (co-written with good friend, Ken Gerhard) Monsters of Texas was published, and divulged countless tales of weird beasts seen throughout the Lone Star State. As is often the case, the book brought forth a number of previously unheard of incidents, both old and new. One such incident came from a man who had been driving home late one night – from Austin to Houston, Texas – in the summer of 1999, when, at the edge of the highway, he was horrified to see a creature that looked like a real-life equivalent of the flying nightmare from the Jeepers Creepers movies. Notably, as the man zoomed by at around 80 mph, and scarcely able to believe what he was seeing,  the headlights, radio, and air-conditioner of the vehicle all briefly, and suddenly, failed.

    It’s one thing to suggest aliens are clandestinely skulking around in the dead of night, and abducting people from their deliberately-disabled cars. But, it’s quite another thing to bring a Texan Bigfoot and a Mothman-style beast into the vehicle-interference mix, too. Should we consider the latter events to be merely rogue incidents, where the car trouble was actually coincidental, and unconnected to the encounter of the Fortean kind? Maybe. But I have a sneaking suspicion the answer lies down another, very different road.

    Like it or not – and many certainly don’t, hence the hostile reaction I often get when I discuss such issues! – this all suggests, to me anyway, that whether it’s Bigfoot, bug-eyed aliens, bat-winged monstrosities and who knows what else, all these things are somehow inter-linked, and part of some bizarre and unearthly zoo.

    And, maybe, the denizens of that same zoo are definitive tricksters, too. Recall that Gerald Monteith’s vehicle-interference case, in Texas in 1977, was linked with his sighting of a hairy wildman. And, in 1962, the British Royal Air Force investigated a case of ufological car-trouble involving a witness named Ronald…Wildman. The joke is most assuredly on us.

    Are we here just to be the manipulated, baffled playthings of some strange, near-maniacal intelligence whose sole role in life is to screw with the minds of the natives?   I sometimes think that’s exactly what is going on!

    From Jargon to Gibberish: Mind Control or just Brain Scrambling?

    Posted: 04 Jul 2011 06:55 AM PDT

    I think we’ve all gotten up in front of a group of people once or twice in our lives and, while we may have felt initially like we were prepared to give a speech or presentation, we soon found we were stumbling over our words, with our thoughts and ideas pouring out of our mouths as gibberish and gobbledygook, rather than the words we might have planned to use.

    This sort of thing is fairly common, and is generally simply a result of anxiety or fear of speaking in public. But some instances of this sort of breakdown in one’s ability to communicate may not be so easily accounted for, or especially dismissed as just the result of one’s anxiety. In fact, a handful of recent instances where television news anchors have had sudden, inexplicable “breakdowns” may indicate something far stranger… and perhaps even something with disturbing social and conspiratorial undertones.

    Below is one such video, where the female anchor in question experiences a strange breakdown in her ability to communicate during a live broadcast. What is it exactly that seems to be going on here?

    Click here to view the embedded video.

    Initially (though somewhat cruelly), internet trawlers jumped all over this clip, making light of the situation. Soon afterward, it was suggested that the anchor had in the past suffered from various kinds of seizures similar to that being witnessed in the clip. But before long, there would soon be other incidents that would begin to crop up as well which, though involving different individuals and circumstances, nonetheless seem to display the same sort of thing. Below is yet another instance of weird communication-breakdown of this sort, have transpired around the same time:

    Click here to view the embedded video.

    And here we see the same sort of thing yet again:

    Click here to view the embedded video.

    And just when it seemed that things couldn’t get any stranger, this same sort of bizarre “breakdown” allegedly occurred with a nationally known television host. The smart and sassy Judge Judy, while recording an episode of her program back in March, suddenly told her audience “I need to stop,” after a similar bout with the onset of inexplicable gibberish. Among reasons for this, suggested causes ranged from conventional disorders such migraines to some sudden onset of apahsia or some similar form of speech disorder. But could there be anything more complex going on here?

    Among the more “fringe” ideas proposed as causes for the strange speech problems these individuals were experiencing were theories involving “mind control.” Indeed, it’s easy to imagine whether there might be bizarre government projects that make use of various forms of focused electromagnetic radiation in order to cause individuals to suffer inexplicable “seizures” and similar conditions. But what if there were still more startling potential causes behind this strange rash of reports, and things involving elements which surround most of us in our daily lives?

    Consider, for instance, the potential ill effects something like WiFi internet may have on people. Many have expressed concern about the potentially detrimental side effects of long or, as is the case in widely populated urban areas, virtually constant exposure to such energy fields. Though no studies yet exist that seek to determine whether there could indeed be harmful effects present, could it be that some individuals may be more prone to incurring health problems from exposure to things like wireless internet?

    It has even been suggested that some people may become sick with various forms of cancer based on factors including what side of their bodies they choose to sleep on, in conjunction with metal bed frames and their potential to resonate with television and radio waves. What if things so subtle in our environments were actually more capable of causing harm to us and those nearby than we realize? Could these sorts of things be factors that contribute to the bizarre breakdowns appearing in the video clips above, or is there indeed something more sinister–and perhaps intentional–taking place behind the scenes?

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    UFO Hunters Rex Heflin case

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    Argentina Creates New UFO Commission

    On May 26, 2011, Argentina officially launched the Commission for the Study of Aerospace Phenomena under the direction of Captain Mariano Mohaupt. Their goal is to contribute in the search for a scientific and technical explanation of those aerospace phenomena which have not been identified.

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    Edgar Mitchell, Former Astronaut, Sued By NASA For Trying To Sell Apollo Camera

    The space shuttle isn't the only old piece of NASA equipment that's making headlines. The space agency has filed suit against Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell in an attempt to reclaim a 40-year-old camera.

    A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday in Miami claims that Mitchell, the lunar module pilot and sixth man to walk on the moon, illegally tried to auction off a camera he used during his 1971 lunar mission.

    "Defendant Edgar Mitchell is a former NASA employee who is exercising improper dominion and control over a NASA Data Acquisition Camera," NASA alleged in court documents obtained by The Palm Beach Post.

    Not so, says Mitchell.

    "The thing had been sitting in my safe for 40 years -- I got it right after the mission," Mitchell told AOL.

    The camera in question, used to photograph a variety of aspects of the Apollo 14 mission, was estimated to have been worth between $60,000 and $80,000 by Bonhams auction house.

    According to the lawsuit, any equipment used on board Apollo missions remains the property of NASA and the space agency had no record of giving the camera to Mitchell.

    The astronaut disagrees.

    "The lunar modules didn't come back from the moon and everything in them -- all the equipment -- was considered government throwaways and it was deliberately crashed into the moon to ring seismometers that we set up to get data from inside the moon. However, we had an agreement with NASA management at that point that little things, like the cameras, could be kept," said Mitchell, a trained engineer and scientist and author of "The Way of the Explorer," who founded the Institute of Noetic Sciences in 1973. "That was standard practice and it was approved by NASA as incentive stuff."

    He says that until he put the camera up for auction with the intention of raising cash for his research organization, Quantrek, the government never asked him to return it.

    Mitchell Using Camera on the Moon

    "I thought the extra money from that would help," he said.

    Mitchell believes at some point in between the Apollo and space shuttle programs, NASA regulations were modified.

    "Apparently, they changed the rules after I left NASA's service. Since the shuttle was a reusable spacecraft, it didn't include throwaway material, like we had in the lunar module. So, they quit allowing crew members to take stuff from the flight."

    Why does Mitchell think the government even cares if he sells the camera?

    "Because they want it back," he explained. "I consider it my property. Once we were given it, it's our property and we could do with it what we please, and that's what we're going to have to show in court."

    The threat of a lawsuit from the federal government reportedly convinced the auction house to remove the camera from a recent sale.

    "It's a fiasco and so unnecessary," said Mitchell. "We thought this was all resolved a long time ago and we were clearly not doing anything outside the rules, and all the things given to us were presented as incentive gifts and thank-yous for serving on the mission. And I've got several items all given to me by NASA when I served on different missions."

    While Mitchell hasn't even officially been served with legal papers yet, he's feeling pretty confident about the outcome of the case.

    "Oh, there's no question we're going to win it."


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    UrtheCast - The Earth Video Camera
    UrtheCast is launching the world’s first ever high definition, streaming video platform of planet Earth. The camera will be installed on the outside of the International Space Station through a joint effort with the Russian Space Agency. The camera will provide a 40 km wide, high resolution, color image down to as close as 1.1 metres.

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    U.S. Navy Seal team who killed Bin Laden may have used night vision contact lenses | Mail Online

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    Video: London UFO sighting: UK's UFO expert rates Telegraph's X file videos - Telegraph

    UK's Agent Mulder examines The Telegraph's X files

    A former MOD expert looks over four recent films claiming to show UFOs. Examine the video evidence yourself too.

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Filer's Files #27 2011 - Oct 2010 ICBM Control Disrupted by Alien Craft

    Filer's Files # 27 - 2011

    George A. Filer

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    June 29, 2011

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    In Special Reports, this week's files cover: Gold-mine worm called nematode shows life could be living on Mars, Mars Structures, Water, and Food, Mars Blueberries May Be Vegetation, South Africa Gold Mining Cities 200,000 years old, UFO Sighted During October 2010 Nuclear Missile Incident.

    Unidentified Aerial Phenomena sightings were reported over Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Washington. Sightings of UFOs were also reported in Australia, Canada, Columbia, Ireland, Mexico, Russia, and the United Kingdom.

    The purpose of these files is to report the UFO eyewitness and photo/video evidence that occurs on a daily basis around the world and in space. These Files assume that extraterrestrial intelligent life not only exists, but my hypothesis is that the over a thousand UFOs reported each month represent technologically advanced spacecraft conducting surveillance of Earth. I personally became interested in UFOs when London Control ordered me to intercept one over England while flying for the US Air Force. Under Project Blue Book, the US Air Force investigated UFOs for more than twenty years; and we continue this research. I believe the God of the universe has spread life throughout the cosmos and UFO's are visiting us in ever-increasing numbers.

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    Special Reports

    Gold-mine worm called nematode shows life could be living on Mars

    Animals on Mars

    If complex life forms are able to survive inside cracks deep inside Earth, it raises the possibility that they might have survived undetected in similar environments on Mars.

    Carl Pilcher , director of NASA's Astrobiology Institute in Moffett Field, California, points out that Tullis Onstott has previously discovered a bacterium living 2.8 kilometers underground, completely isolated from all other ecosystems on Earth ( Science , DOI: 10.1126/science.1127376 ). The bug gets its energy from the radioactive decay of elements in the surrounding rocks. "The significance was that you could imagine an ecosystem existing in the subsurface of a planet that didn't have a photosynthetic biosphere, like Mars," he says.

    Until now, it was thought such an ecosystem could be made of bacteria only. But Tullis Onstott's new findings have completely changed that. "It has extended the [earlier] work to an animal," says Pilcher.

    "These nematodes are grazing on microbes. So now you could imagine that if animal life had ever developed on a planet, and the surface of that planet became lifeless," Pilcher explains, "you could imagine that animals [small enough to fit in tiny cracks] could coexist with microbial ecosystems all powered by radioactivity." Journal reference: Nature, DOI: 10.1038/nature09974

    Due to the expense and contamination associated with coring from the surface, few microbial rock and water samples have been collected from depths greater than 0.5 kilometers. These few samples, nevertheless have demonstrated that microbial communities do exist in a variety of subsurface rocks and sediments down to 2.8 kilometers below the surface

    Mars Structures, Water, and Food

    Norman Bryden writes, "Located in the circled area of this Mars Global Surveyor image is what appears to be a twin-columned tower straddling an overpass for some kind of travel system. Some of the road-like or tube structures seem to be elevated. Please observe other building-like structures along the sides and in the corners of the crossroads and intersections. In various images probable road or travel systems show a coloration of segmentation. This could suggest the roads and tube systems are in use, as we see the same type of segmentation in images of our modern roads and highways. Many structures in images from Mars look intact, suggesting Mars is currently inhabited. Thanks to Norman Bryden

    Full Image Data:

    Longitude of image center: 47.31W
    Latitude of image center: 78.50S
    Scaled pixel width: 2.90 meters
    Scaled image width: 2.99 km
    Scaled image height: 26.51 km

    Opportunity Rover Finds Strong Evidence Meridiani Planum Was Wet

    On March 2, 2004 JPL scientists announced the part of Mars that NASA's Opportunity rover is exploring was soaking wet in the past as we have predicted for several years. The rover found evidence in a rock outcrop and the presence of sulfates, and niches where crystals grew. The scientists are convinced that liquid water once flowed through these rocks. It changed their texture, and it changed their chemistry," said Dr. Steve Squyres of Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, principal investigator for the science instruments on Opportunity and its twin, Spirit. "NASA launched the Mars Exploration Rover mission specifically to check for water and an environment that could possibly have been hospitable to life. Today we have strong evidence for an exciting answer:

    Mars -- Evidence of Geysers and Flowing Water

    Description: MarsblueberrygeyserSir Charles W. Shults III reports, "Data from Opportunity, Sol 183 shows a typical Martian geyser or periodic spring." The only image data there is to work with is from L2, L5, and R1. This is a left infrared image, a left green, and a right violet. I have been able to assemble the following false color image that is merely an approximation. The top left of the stone slab shows a deep depressed slot outlining the stone. The sand around it is extremely clean and all debris is missing from the area. This is one of the signs of sand that has been washed and then vacuum dried.

    The water emerged, sluiced through the sand, some ran back down into the slot, and the thin air vacuum dried the sand. By contrast, to the upper right we can see where the spherules have gone. They have washed over to the other side of the slab. Notice how concentrated they are. In this magnified view, we see the slot which is like a periodic spring and the results of water flow. Notice how the sand is "cleaned" and has no spherules or small particles. All the small particles have been washed over to the upper right area of the image. The spherules have also been sorted by water flow and are much denser in the right of the image. Notice the rippled character of the sand inside the slot itself. This is caused by the movement of water.

    Mars Blueberries May Be Vegetation

    Dr. Annamarie Johnstone writes, "The blue berries in the Opportunity Rover image may be fruticose type rock lichens (symbiotic plants composed of fungi and algae.) Forming a mutualistic relationship, the dense skin of the fungus protects the interior algal cells from desiccation, in turn, the photosynthetic algae, using sunlight, and produce food for the fungus. Lichens are brightly colored pioneer plants in an ecosystem, capable of "shutting down" metabolically, when subjected to unfavorable environmental conditions. As a result, they are able to survive extreme heat, cold and drought.

    Lichens grow only when moisture is available, so the amount of moisture governs their rate of growth. Composed mainly of carbohydrates with a small percentage of protein, rock lichen species can be a food source for animals, man, and perhaps Martians. The frigid community is made up mostly of primitive creatures called Cyanobacteria, which live in tightly-woven groups called microbial mats. The microbes produce chemicals that act as anti-freeze and UV shields, protecting them from frigid temperatures and from sunlight. I remain convinced that the Mars "Blueberries" are fossilized Cyanobacteria (also known as blue green algae) in an inclusion layer of mineralized sediment that can be sectioned and observed. Thanks to Dr. Annamarie Johnstone

    Ancient Carolina, South Africa Gold Mining Cities 200,000 years old Description:

    Over the past 20 years, people like Cyril Hromnik, Richard Wade, and a handful of others have discovered that these stone structures are not what the seem to be. In fact these are now believed to be the remains of ancient temples and astronomical observatories of lost ancient civilizations that stretch back for many thousands of years located near 25 55' 53.28" S / 30 16' 13.13" E

    These circular ruins are spread over a huge area. They can only truly be appreciated from the air or through modern satellite images. Many of them have almost completely eroded or have been covered by the movement of soil from farming and the weather. Some have survived well enough to reveal their great size with some original walls standing almost 5 feet high and over a meter wide in places.

    Looking at the entire metropolis, it becomes obvious that this was a well planned community, developed by a highly evolved civilization. There are numerous ancient gold mines suggesting the reason for the community being in this location. We find roads -- some extending a hundred miles -- that connected the community and terraced agriculture, closely resembling those found in the Inca settlements in Peru.

    But one question begs for an answer -- how could this be achieved by humans 200,000 years ago?

    Robert Hastings: Unidentified Aerial Object Sighted During October 2010 Nuclear Missile Incident

    TAOS -- Robert Hastings writes, "On October 23, 2010, F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming temporarily lost the ability to communicate with 50 of its Minuteman III missiles. The five Missile Alert Facilities responsible for launching those ICBMs—Alpha through Echo, comprising the 319th Strategic Missile Squadron—would have been unable to do so during the period of the disruption.

    This dramatic story was leaked to Mark Ambinder, a contributing editor at The Atlantic, which published it three days later. The U.S. Air Force then quickly acknowledged the problem, saying that a back-up launch system could have performed the task and claiming that the breakdown had lasted a mere 59 minutes.

    The confidential Air Force sources also report that their squadron commander has warned witnesses not to talk to journalists or researchers about "the things they may or may not have seen" in the sky and has threatened severe penalties for anyone violating security. Consequently, these persons must remain anonymous at this time

    According to two missile technicians stationed at F.E. Warren, the communications issue, while intermittent, actually persisted over several hours. Significantly, these same individuals report sightings by "numerous teams" of an enormous, cigar-shaped craft that maneuvered high above the missile field on the day of the disruption. The huge UFO appeared similar to a World War I German Zeppelin, (shown here) but had no passenger gondola or advertising on its hull, as would a commercial blimp.

    Robert Hastings has interviewed law enforcement and civilian eyewitnesses to ongoing UFO activity near F.E. Warren's ICBM sites.

    Details at:

    June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The October 23rd missile incident occurred less than a month after he September 27, 2010 UFO-Nukes Connection press conference at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. Seven U.S. Air Force Officers, including two retired colonels, discussed UFO incursions at nuclear weapons sites.

    CNN filming of the event is at:

    The incidents involved the sudden appearance of UFOs that hovered over ICBM sites and disrupted the missiles' guidance and control systems. A disc-shaped UFO sent down laser-like beams into a nukes storage depot. Hastings concludes, "The UFO sightings near F.E. Warren's missile sites in recent months represent the latest chapter in the UFO-Nukes Connection saga.

    UFO Sightings in the United States

    Alaska Ufos Watching for Earthquakes

    Seward -- In addition to regular UFO sightings we had a nice earth quake, a few days back in Seward, of at least a 5.5 or better. It woke me from my sleep and, lasted about 40 seconds, on my way to anchorage you could see the cracks in the highway. I believe the ground has been moving a bit up here. Thanks Robert Mackey, Seward AK

    Arizona Fifteen Objects and Light Swiggle

    GLENDALE -- On June 11 2011, I was outside with my nephews playing football when my cousin looked up and said, "What is that? There were 14 to 15 objects in the sky so my nephew ran inside and got my camera. Soon after that I took a few pictures. They slowly moved all together but one that stayed right over above for about 15 minutes some say balloons some say ufo you be the judge. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Sedona -- I brought my Canon 5D Mark II 21.1 Megapixel Camera and tripod to do some photography of the stars. One setting allowed longer exposures to get better light into the camera. The temperature is about 25 degrees Fahrenheit. We didn't notice the object until we got home and uploaded it to my Mac. A friend noticed the objects. I lost sight of object when I turned the camera and continued fishing, towards north towards the Sedona Airport.

    I noticed the "star" like object that moved in 3 different frames, all time delayed 6 seconds. No other stars or the Airplane even look like this. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    California Sphere

    Woodside -- I am a delivery driver in the Bay Area. After completing a deliver y on June 24, 2011, I was on Woodside Road when I saw a cluster of silver or blackish sphere/circular objects. I pulled into the parking lot of Karakade Thai Cuisine and these objects were hovering in formation for several minutes. At first, they were headed towards me but headed back north to Redwood City where they were coming from.

    As I watched and tried to record one of the balls it flew semi-low reflecting red light from the sun looking like the ball of a sheet flapping in the air. It was a solid object but it looked like it had waves in it. It was not a balloon. The reflections were intense and many disappeared over time. The final three were lined up in an "Orion's belt" shape across the sky, and then faded to white lights. Only one out of 20 objects showed up in one photo. The balls flew across the sky at very high speeds. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Colorado Air Traffic Controller Reports a UFO

    TIMNATH -- Three circular, translucent craft in triangle formation were observed moving west for a period of 15 seconds on May 26, 2011. I was standing outside when I saw what appeared to be a faint shooting star moving toward me at high speed maintaining a constant altitude with no sound. As an air traffic controller, I've spent twenty years observing aircraft and they passed directly overhead at 8,000 feet and 1500 knots. The three circular craft were in a perfect triangle formation, and made absolutely despite their fast speed and passing directly overhead.

    They were translucent, and displayed the night sky on the bottom of the craft. The only reason I saw the craft is because they were glowing orange due to their speed and proximity to the ground. They had no lights of any kind typical to other aircraft. I watched them approach from the east, pass overhead, and head west. I believe it was three separate craft. Thanks to UFO Casebook and Ken Pfeifer MUFON

    Florida Diamond

    BOCA RATON -- I was with my boss and his wife when I saw a diamond shaped object heading west after sundown on Saturday, June 18, 2011. The object had what appeared to be a flame emitting from the center but it made no noise. I could only make out the shape of the outline due to the shimmering from the center. It appeared to be descending possibly due to damage to the craft, hence the fire. We were directly east of the Florida Everglades so the object headed into a sparsely populated area. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Illinois Light

    Description: ILcrystalLake23Jun11.jpgCrystal Lake -- On June 22, 2011, I was on my morning bike ride around 7:30 AM, and I stopped to take a break, before I turned to go back home. I noticed the sun looked inspirational peeking thru the clouds so I took a picture. When I came home I opened the picture to show my wife how pretty the sun was. It was then I noticed this oval amber light.

    I couldn't explain it. At school people said wow looks crazy I agreed. Amber reflects around the clouds as well. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Indiana Orbs

    Greenwood -- On June 21, 2011, around 11 PM, I went into my back yard to have a smoke and noticed a strange light moving north. It kept getting bigger and brighter and pulsed in shades of orange. I knew something was extremely odd, so I ran and got my camcorder and started filming. I zoomed in as close as I could go and then I realized this thing was not right. It had what looked like circular swirl marks in or on it and they would change and then it just vanished. The object was filmed with a Sony Handy cam Dcr-Sr68 over a farm field. This was all odd in itself but, this isn't the first time I saw something strange on June 16, 2008. I videotaped them was three years and four days apart. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Description: IN7Jun11.jpgGreenwood -- On June 21, 2011, around 11 PM, I went into my back yard to have a smoke and noticed a strange light moving north. It kept getting bigger and brighter and pulsed in shades of orange. I knew something was extremely odd so I ran and got my camcorder and started filming. I zoomed in as close as I could go and realized it had circular swirl marks on it and they would change and then vanished. The object was filmed with a Sony Handy cam Dcr-Sr68 over a farm field. I also saw something strange on June 16, 2008. I videotaped them was three years and four days apart. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Kansas Fat Missile

    TOPEKA -- My wife and I were outside standing on the porch on June 22, 2011,, when I noticed from the southeast a strange shining object. I said to my wife would you look at this it's weird. There's no sound at all and no contrails like a plane, I think it's a UFO. She tried to take a picture with her camera phone, but couldn't get it in frame. My neighbors were trying to figure out what we were seeing right in front of us in broad daylight!! It was moving pretty slow so m y neighbor went in her home and retrieved her binoculars. It was shaped like a short fat missile with 2 large circular lights beneath it. We watched it travel from east to west until it was no longer visible. About five minutes later it returned heading from the east to west. On June 23, 2011, about 3:10 PM we witness three or more military choppers flying the same direction as if they were tracking something in the air. They flew back and forth for about 45 minutes. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Kentucky Disc

    Berea -- We were having severe storm warnings all day on June 23, 2011. That evening the clouds begin to break up and there were some beautiful cumulus clouds behind the house with the sun's rays shining through the clouds. So I decided to get my camera and take some pictures. These pictures were taken within 1 minute and 30 seconds. When I went back into the house and down loaded the pictures onto my computer I notice there were some objects in several pictures. One object was disc shape and the other was shape like a cigar/ cylinder shape. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    The big ship was the size of a football field long and half a football field wide and there all difference like of light under the ship. In the middle the ship there was like a window that goes all around it. I look like to me hovered over the trees cross the country road that is. I can tell you more if you like to know more. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Maine Green Glowing Flying Tad Pole

    Caribou -- I just got off of work on June 23, 2011, at 12:38 AM, and was heading north on Route 1 towards Van Buren when I saw green objects that lasted maybe three seconds. I had a green tail/middle with a white tip at the head. It looked almost like a glowing flying tad pole that lasted three seconds and vanished. This wasn't a planet, plane or helicopter. I considered maybe a shooting star. This was short, fat and didn't leave any type of trail behind as they do in the photos. I'm lucky I was able to view this as it happened so fast. In 41 years I have never seen something like this while driving. It was dark green and glowing at the end and the middle. This happened so fast I wouldn't have been able to take a photo. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    New Jersey Gigantic UFOs Triangle

    Glassboro -- This is Lewis B, "I saw something for five minutes on Monday June 20, 2011, about 7:45 pm. I was at work as the sun was about to set under the large awning of the store I work at. I noticed first a "glare" in the sky ... from the angle I saw it, it could have been between anywhere from southwest Philadelphia to maybe West Deptford, NJ. At first the setting sun was gleaming off it, I went out to look they were in a triangular form ... it was significant in size for the area ... they were dull in color ... but VERY visible ... Three dark grey to silver, circular, "balls" ... just sitting in front of the grey cloud ... in the form of a perfect triangle ... I couldn't see if there was mass in between the shapes ... but it was definitely there ... by the time I got to my car to take pictures, it was down to one again and was gone before I could get the camera on ... as the grayish balls disappeared, so did the cloud cover ... I thought it was very odd. The time between the first glare and it completely disappearing was about four minutes. Did anyone else see or report this? Thanks to Lou Beaver

    Twin Rivers -- It's 12:46 am, on June 22, 2011, my name is Pete Hilker, and I just saw the most gigantic thing in the sky I have ever seen. I was driving home from Route 33 in Twin Rivers and I started seeing a light through the trees that I thought was the moon because of its size. As I got closer and to a treeless section, I saw this gigantic object that was four lights across. I really couldn't make out the shape but it was huge. It had two lights in front that were lighting the front of it. I was terrified; I had an ominous feeling, that there was a car behind me. I just saw it like thirty minutes ago I didn't snap a picture because of my fear and raced to my house. I opened my garage door with the clicker to see the craft pass right over the top of my house. I saw the bottom of the craft had a red blinking light. I couldn't see the shape, but it was flat and had four lights in a line. Like o O O o and the O were like the bright headlight type lights. That thing was gigantic. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    East Windsor -- On June 22, 2011, I'll start by saying I was coming from the Shell Gas Station on Route 33 in Twin Rivers, and started driving for my road. I can see the moon light through the trees in the eastern skies. I was listening to the ESPN radio and in an open area I can see it. It was gigantic. It was at the height of when you see a low flying plane. It was four lights across in a row about the size of half a football field. The two in the middle were very bright almost like it's headlights but the light was very diffused.

    The craft was going NW and moving incredibly slow. I really couldn't tell its shape, because the lights were like so bright. They were very close bright headlights and I couldn't make out the object behind them. I have never seen an airplane creep along in the sky so slow and so damn huge. It seems like a cruise liner in the sky. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    New Mexico Photo Analysis

    AlbuquerquE --Don Burleson, State Director New Mexico writes, "Hi, George-- Attached is an enhancement I did (just some cropping and re-contrasting) on a photo submitted recently, taken of a sunset in Albuquerque, (witness name Bill Hawley, not asking anonymity) and showing what seems to be an object in the upper glow of the sun, not noticed by the photographer at the time. There appears to be the same sort of "aura" around the object as around the setting sun itself, which seems more likely for a solid object than for, say, a tuft of cloud. (This is case # 29470 on MUFON CMS.) Thanks to Don Burleson, SD New Mexico

    New York Silver Egg Boomerang

    NEW YORK CITY -- I was walking home from Soho on June 26, 2011, and saw a silver egg shaped object while traversing Bowery Street. I pointed it out to my friend and it changed colors and went behind a building. We stopped and waited for it to fly past the building and when it emerged it was a black boomerang shape approximately 1cm in length to the naked eye from where we were standing. Two elderly men also saw the UFO and we were staring at it for about five minutes. It just stayed in the sky at the same spot so it couldn't have been a weather balloon, then it slowly changed back into a cigar shape and then into a small egg shape. It was still for another five minutes, we began walking back downtown and never took our eyes off it, but then it started getting smaller and smaller. Then there was an airplane that flew past, but when the airplane got close the UFO just disappeared. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    North Dakota Tear Drop

    I was driving from Fargo to Bismarck, and around the western edge of Stutsman County I saw something egg or tear dropped shaped going straight down. It came from the very top of my windshield and disappeared into some clouds so was only visible for a few minutes, but more than enough time to see that it was something I have never seen before. I was on the phone with a friend while this was happening and they suggested taking a picture, but because it was so small and white looking compared to the blue of the sky, I figured my phone camera wouldn't work. My windshield also had bug splatters, but what I saw was definitely not bug debris. It was white in appearance, like what you see when a jet goes overhead, though this was much larger. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Ohio Object Engulfed in Light

    Cleveland -- I live near Hopkins Airport and see planes take off and land from my chair. At around 9:30 PM, on June 24, 2011, I noticed a bright light heading my way from south to north. It moved in a straight line until it reached the southwest end of the airport, then went northeast over the airport. I watched it until it was just a dot. At first I thought it was a plane until it got closer and looked at it clear as day to be engulfed in light, or ablaze. It looked as though it was checking out the airport. After getting up to look at this thing, I didn't know what think about what I just saw. About ten minutes later, here it comes again, from the same direction and flight path, except this time there happened to be a plane just taking off from CLE. The pilot had to have seen this. The object then followed the same flight path as the first time. That evening there was a lower cloud deck. It also seemed the object was flying just under that cloud deck. I was purely amazed to see this and for it to happen twice within ten minutes really kind of shook me up. Thanks to MUFON Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Oregon Odd Cloud

    Albany -- On June 21, 2011, at 2:26 PM, my friend's wife called him east of I-5 on Highway 20. She told my friend to check out the odd cloud formations just to the south. At 2:26 PM he took this picture with his cell phone. It is interesting to see the apparent discoloration and turbulence in the cloud near the object.

    Note: It is difficult to do much analysis on the photo because the cell phone photos are of low resolution. However, zooming in reveals a circular object, not a bird but I don't know what they would be? The "RAINBOW" effect is most likely to be a reflection of sunlight in primary wavelengths. Thanks to William Puckett, Director

    Tennessee Triangle of Lights

    MEMPHIS -- It was about twelve midnight, on June 23, 2011, I was driving east, when I noticed two bright lights in the distance off to the North. They appeared as though they were stationary, so I thought they must be helicopters or possibly stars. I didn't think anything of it at first, but I noticed one of the lights was slowly getting closer. As it gradually came nearer I noticed it was a cluster of lights. The object appeared to have three distinct lights on three corners of the vehicle. It appeared to have red lights and faint pulsating dim lights on the underbelly. I wanted to believe it was an airplane, but it moved like no other vehicle I have seen before. The object appeared to be extremely low for an airplane, and it was completely silent.


    LEAGUE CITY -- I would not like to explain story on here. I have two clear pictures and two eye witnesses. Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Washington Sightings

    Chehalis -- On December 31, 2010, at 11:55, three adults, two children and I were outside getting ready to light fireworks and we all saw the objects hovering for about two minutes. They took off one by one towards the southwest. I apologize about the picture. It was taken with a cell phone.

    Thanks to William Puckett, Director

    Marysville -- Weather conditions were low overcast with cloud heights varying between 300 and 900 feet on June 18, 2011, about10:15 PM. Winds were light and variable and visibility was 8 miles and. The witness reports seeing a huge Mothership flying low joined by smaller UFOs.

    The witness's observation that the dark object (Mother Ship) was the size of aircraft carrier is probably accurate considering how close he was to the object. This is the first report that our organization has ever received of UFOs that later joined a larger object. Many of these type of sightings occurred in the 1940s and 50s. Thanks to William Puckett, Director

    Worldwide Sightings

    Australia Flying Object

    Kimberley -- My name is Sandra Hill and I live in Western Australia and took this picture from the cabin window of the Kimberley Quest 2 early morning on June 6, 2011, when we were cruising along the Kimberley coast of Western Australia. Going through my photos on Iphoto, I thought it was odd that six pictures had this weird cloud formation that seemed to just dissipate.

    Then something in the clouds to the left of the centre caught my eye... There's no denying what that is!! It's behind the clouds and it's there. The cabin lights were off and the camera was up flush with the window to be able to get the shot in. A long time professional art photographer said it was not a reflection and that the water drop stains on the window confirms that the lens of the camera had to be very close to the window pane to be able to see them on the shot which means that it was too close and the outside light too strong to be able to capture any reflection from the interior of the cabin. There is something there.

    Thanks Sandra Hill - Visual Artist Wardong Art Studio

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    Canada Disc

    Vancouver, BC -- My digital camera indicates the image was taken September 14, 2010, at 5:56 PM. It is not the first time I have seen odd unidentified objects in BC, but this is the first time I just happen to be shooting pictures and a shiny object caught my eye in the camera and was able to take pictures.

    Note: The witness sent multiple photos. Several of the photos show the object highlighted. The date and time listed would only be correct if the date and time were correctly set on the camera. The witness stated that he saw a bright shiny disk shape object before taking the photos. The object is likely a real and not a cloud. Thanks to William Puckett, Director

    Columbia Abduction

    NEIVA -- Close Encounter of the Third Kind, it was happened to my sister too. I see one entity like 1,6 meters of stature (tall) in the room library from my home in the country. I was like 1 meter near about me. I was scared, the entity put his hands up and I don't remember anymore of that day, I need support for this, I want to know what happen that day, can you help me please?...

    Ireland Zipping White Light

    Bray, Wicklow -- Ian states, "I stepped outside to the back garden for a cigarette at about 11:30 PM, on June 23, 2011. From the south I spotted a brilliant white light zipping across the sky at a remarkable pace. I have never seen a plane in the far off distance cover this much ground so quickly. I managed to view it for a few seconds through my binoculars it seemed to be almost bullet like in shape. It vanished after about 1 minute as it had gone so high up into the sky it was literally impossible to see anymore. About thirty seconds after I had lost sight of this I spotted another object coming from the south over some houses and it then arced off towards the west. This one wasn't moving very quickly, just slowly across the sky with an altitude that never seemed to change. We saw the objects two nights in a row. On June 22, I also spotted a brilliant white object flying east a couple of hundred feet from the ground. The ISS would have been possibly in view much earlier. Thanks to

    Mexico Images

    I will send you some pictures and videos for you to check it out and keep in touch.... This photo was taken April 23, 20011.

    Thanks to MUFON CMS

    Russia Alien Invasion Alleged

    Alexandra Bruce comments that there claims that there are rumors that Russia is preparing to surprise the whole world with the announcement of an "alien invasion."

    Some Russian commentators say that this could be a UFO that crashed near the Siberian town of Irkutsk. Others say it's a hoax. There's a lot disinformation on the Internet coming out of Russia. I don't know what to make of this footage but it is definitely an interesting shot! Uploaded by FlorykT

    UK/England Stealth Bomber

    Sutton Coldfield Paul writes, "During the warm weather we had in April 1, 2011
    3.30 PM, I was in my garden when I happened to look up and saw a fast moving jet black object. I can only describe it has looking like a small version of a stealth bomber. It was under cloud level and silent. It was right in the path of aircraft landing at Birmingham Airport so I doubt it was military. Thanks to

    Hornchurch, Upminster Bridge -- On June 22, 2011, a huge white light came over our house heading northeast at 11 PM. When it was above me at least seven red flashing objects appeared and were triangle shaped with a white light in each corner. They were under the cloud and made no noise moving very fast. These objects were so fast I'm pretty sure it's not a plane. It was moving at very tight angles. The big white light faded to nothing but the others were around for a few hours. Thanks to

    LONDON -- A video taken June 24, 2011 of a UFO that buzzed London.

    Steven Mostyn BBC writes,

    "When considering the advances associated with today's modern visual effects technology, not to mention the draw of potentially instant Internet fame and ease of access, it's becoming increasingly more difficult to get excited about UFO sightings. Still, the following display that reportedly illuminated the skies above London earlier this month is certainly worth watching at least once—before then dismissing it as just another slick piece of sensationalist click-baiting.

    Posted to clip-sharing service YouTube by user alymc01', the video reveals a number of unidentified objects whizzing through the clouds high above the home of BBC Radio 1 on a beautiful June day.

    The cameraman claims, "It—took over a week to get it but finally managed to get these critters on camera on a clear day, and even get a close-up, the video's accompanying explanation outlines. "It seems to be attracting quite a crowd now when they appear.

    It may be worth noting that the footage was captured in close proximity to The Mill and Framestore, two of the world's leading special effects houses for the movie industry.

    Whitefield Manchester -- I was walking my dog with my three year old son in the local park on May 31, 2011, on a very clear warm sunny evening with a few clouds and blue sky. I sat down on the grass with my son and took some photos with my Blackberry. I didn't notice anything in the sky and heard no sound but looking at the pictures I noticed a strange object and upon zooming in on the pic i noticed the strange cloud formation like a triangle and an arrow shape. This is a genuine picture taken on my cell phone that I cannot explain. Thanks to MUFON CMS

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    Klik hier om een link te hebben waarmee u dit artikel later terug kunt lezen.Monthly Statistical MUFON Report - for June 2011

    Monthly Statistical MUFON Report - for June 2011:

    CMS continues to amass sighting reports from around the globe. In June 2011 there were 462 sightings reported to MUFON through CMS from the following countries;

    Country Number of Reports
    CANADA 13
    MEXICO 3
    CHILE 3
    CHINA 2
    BRAZIL 2
    SPAIN 1
    VIET NAM 1
    ITALY 1
    ISRAEL 1
    TURKEY 1
    TOTAL: 461

    Within the United States the distribution by State was as follows;

    State Number of Reports
    California 42
    Illinois 27
    Texas 25
    Indiana 22
    New York 21
    Ohio 19
    Florida 19
    Arizona 17
    Michigan 15
    Colorado 15
    Pennsylvania 14
    Tennessee 14
    Missouri 12
    Maryland 10
    Kentucky 10
    North Carolina 9
    Virginia 8
    New Jersey 8
    Minnesota 8
    South Carolina 8
    Georgia 7
    Oklahoma 7
    Arkansas 7
    Massachusetts 7
    Kansas 7
    Washington 5
    Wisconsin 5
    Nebraska 4
    Maine 4
    Oregon 4
    Louisiana 3
    Nevada 3
    Utah 2
    Idaho 2
    Rhode Island 2
    West Virginia 2
    Connecticut 2
    Mississippi 2
    Alabama 1
    Alaska 1
    Hawaii 1
    Vermont 1
    New Hampshire 1
    New Mexico 1
    Iowa 1
    North Dakota 1

    If you are getting more sighting reports than listed here, please be sure to enter them manually into CMS. To make this happen automatically, make sure your local MUFON Website is pointing to the CMS Reporting form on and direct all calls you get to the MUFON website so that witnesses can enter their own report directly into CMS.

    ALL sighting reports received by CMS are already filled in by the witness, saving you and your investigators time. Each report is automatically sent to YOU, the State Director and Assistant State Director, for you to assign someone to follow-up and complete the report.

    If a UFO sighting comes in over the phone, or by e-mail, and you want to enter it yourself, simply go to CMS at and click on "UFO Sighting Reports" on the main menu and then click "ADD" in the upper right hand corner of the screen. This gives you a blank sighting reporting form that you can fill out while the witness is on the phone. Once the report is filled out be sure to click "SAVE" and you will have easily added your NEW report to CMS.

    Other interesting data points in CMS during June 2011 are the shape of the UFOs reported which were as follows;

    Shape of Object Number of Reports
    Star-like 120
    Circle 73