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The purpose of this blog is the creation of an open, international, independent and free forum, where every UFO-researcher can publish the results of his/her research. The languagues, used for this blog, are Dutch, English and French.You can find the articles of a collegue by selecting his category. Each author stays resposable for the continue of his articles. As blogmaster I have the right to refuse an addition or an article, when it attacks other collegues or UFO-groupes.
UFO'S - MET HET LAATSTE NIEUWS OVER UFO'S BOVEN BELGIË EN IN ANDERE LANDEN...
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 ww.ufo.be.
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 www.ufowijzer.nl 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 www.mufon.com.
Ze geven een maandeliiks 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.
Huge UFO spotted near International Space Station
Huge UFO spotted near International Space Station
Location:ISS Date:Feb 17, 2016 Submitted by Bob
Witness report: This happened during a live stream of the ISS. It was on camera for over 45 minutes before the live stream was cut off. There is a pattern with the lights blinking on the craft. Why is this not viral yet? Look at the link that I am providing from youtube. Also, the object comes closer to the ISS over time. If the link does not work, then type into youtube: “live streaming from iss”, it should be the first video that comes up.
Location:Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia Date:28/2/2016 Submitted by Vanessa
Witness report: A triangular shaped object with on base it had 4 large diamond shaped dull lights on either side came over the top of our house about 100 mtrs up. No noise and an orb shaped object bright as can be shot out from the right hand side of it in an up warn motion at an amazing rate of speed. About 15 mins later another orb or maybe the same one came in from the left hand side into the area of where the bigger craft would have been but was out of sight at this time. The feeling of seeing made all my hair stand up and gave me goose bumps all over.
Stealth Fighter - Hitler's Secret Weapons Recreated | Greatest Mysteries of World War II | 720p
Stealth Fighter - Hitler's Secret Weapons Recreated | Greatest Mysteries of World War II | 720p
Published on Jun 13, 2013
The Horten H.IX, RLM designation Ho 229 (often called Gotha Go 229 due to the identity of the chosen manufacturer of the aircraft) was a German prototype fighter/bomber designed by Reimar and Walter Horten and built by Gothaer Waggonfabrik late in World War II. It was the first pure flying wing powered by jet engines.
It was given the personal approval of German Luftwaffen Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring, and was the only aircraft to come close to meeting his "3×1000" performance requirements, namely to carry 1,000 kilograms (2,200 lb) of bombs a distance of 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) with a speed of 1,000 kilometres per hour (620 mph). Its ceiling was 15,000 metres (49,000 ft).
Since the appearance of the B-2 Spirit flying wing stealth bomber in the 1990s, its similarities in role and shape to the Ho 229 has led many to retrospectively describe the Ho 229 as "the first stealth bomber". A static reproduction of the only surviving Ho 229 prototype, the Ho 229 V3, in American hands since the end of World War II was later tested by the US military who found the basic shape and paint composition of the mock copy would provide for 20% reduction in detection range against the Chain Home radar of the 1940s, but no significant stealth benefit against most other contemporary radar systems.
Filer's Files - UFOs Above Top Secret and Classified - Excellent
Filer's Files - UFOs Above Top Secret and Classified - Excellent
Published on Feb 20, 2016
Extremely Good Presentation- Agree with all his suppositions or not, George is a honest man with a verifiable background. Whether his assumptions are correct is the question. An educated guess based on all data definitely intimates that he is being entirely honest about all these matters from his standpoint. Doesn't mean what he was told was true - be I believe he is recounting everything as he remembers.
George A Filer was an Air Force Intelligence Officer who not only had an extraordinary encounter with a massive UFO on radar over the United Kingdom but later, in the 1970s while he was at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey, but also found out that an extraterrestrial biological entity had been shot at Fort Dix.
The Extraterrestrial purportedly fled to the adjacent McGuire Air Force Base, where it died on the tarmac. He testifies that this life form was then picked up and taken to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Afterwards, many of the key personnel on the base who had a connection with this event, were quickly transferred.
Major Filer also points out that the ridicule factor has been very effective at silencing people who have seen ETs or UFOs, and has helped to maintain secrecy.
Also, occasionally, he used to do briefings on the UFO sightings that had occurred around the world, to the generals. One that sticks out in my mind is 1976 — there was a famous encounter near Tehran. He thinks these are something alien: it is a non-human [craft] that has a different form of propulsion and is coming here and doing reconnaissance...
Boston Dynamics has showcased its evolving robot family in a new video of the Atlas humanoid robot. At 5.75-ft (175-cm) tall, the latest Atlas is a head shorter than its elder sibling, but it has some new tricks up its sleeve. Not only can the tetherless robot operate under internal power, but it can work indoors and out and boasts greatly improved balance.
According to Boston Dynamics, the new Atlas is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. Though shorter than the old Atlas, it has new sensors in its body and legs to help it balance, as well as LIDAR and stereo sensors to help it to avoid obstacles. The company isn't saying much more, but the video does give clues to a number of other improvements, such as a lower center of gravity and a leg architecture similar in function to that of the mountain goat-like Spot robot.
But one might ask what was wrong with the old Atlas? It was already the main robot used by competitors in last year's DARPA Robotics Challenge and wasn't doing too bad – it was cleaning its room and everything.
The answer is in the video below, which shows the new Atlas walking about indoors and out in rough, snowy country. It may have looked like it had one too many in places, but was able to catch its footing impressively after a stumble. It also demonstrated the ability to stack shelves while twisting its body in a remarkably lifelike manner, as well as the capacity to get around using digital labels as navigation markers.
The most dramatic sequences in the video show a human using a hockey stick to knock a box out of the robot's hands, then pushing the box away so the robot has to chase after it. Another shows someone pushing the robot hard in the back, so it falls down. This demonstrates three things: the ability of the robot to adapt to a changing situation, its advanced ability to regain its feet after falling down, and the Boston Dynamics team needs to seriously rethink robot-management relations.
The video below shows the new Atlas strutting its stuff.
A Year in Space: 7 Mission Milestones for NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly
A Year in Space: 7 Mission Milestones for NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly
By Elizabeth Howell, Space.com Contributor
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is scheduled to return to Earth tomorrow (March 1) after spending 340 days aboard the International Space Station. He is the first American to live in space for such a long period of time.
Along with Russian crewmate Mikhail "Misha" Kornienko, who also stayed on board for just shy of a year, Kelly's role is to teach doctors back on Earth how the human body changes over long periods spent in weightlessness. Most data on the effects of spaceflight on humans come from six-month missions; one-year missions have not taken place in space since cosmonauts lived on the Mir space station in the 1990s.
"Misha and I are only one data point in this goal to have people live and work in space for longer periods, with the hopes of someday going perhaps to Mars," Kelly said during a preflight news conference in Russia. "But you've got to start somewhere, and I think this is a great start. And I'm proud to be a part of it."
Veggies in space
As the character Mark Watney showed in the movie "The Martian"last year, astronauts will need to grow their own food to stay in space for long periods of time. Shipping supplies to other planets is just too expensive, and fraught with possible problems. Astronauts literally got a taste of growing food in space, thanks to the Veggie experiment on ISS.
In August 2015, Kelly was on hand when, for the first time, astronauts actually ate a vegetable — lettuce — grown in space. Kelly, NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren and Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui were shown on video munching the "Outredgeous" red romaine lettuce. "Tastes good," Kelly remarked.
The next iteration of Veggie, using zinnias, became threatened by moldclose to the Christmas holidays. Kelly agreed to take over management of the experiment and ended up saving most of the plants, allowing flowers to bloom by January. "Yes, there are other life forms in space!" Kelly tweeted Jan. 16.
The ISS is currently undergoing renovations to prepare the station to receive commercial spacecraft designed to carry humans. The renovations include changing the docking ports to accommodate SpaceX's Dragon and Boeing's CST-100. Kelly's role in spacewalking, however, was to make sure the station is in tip-top shape.
Kelly tackled three spacewalks, which occurred in October, November and December. The first spacewalk (with Kjell Lindgren) focused on long-term maintenance of the station, while the second saw Kelly and Lindgren fixing up the station's plumbing. In December, Kelly and NASA astronaut Tim Kopra manually freed the Mobile Transporter — a railcar that moves the station's robotic arm — after a stuck brake handle stopped the transporter from moving.
Kelly appeared relaxed and occasionally joked during the procedures. "Somebody did a really good job on this wire tie here — like for all eternity," he quipped during his November spacewalkwhile struggling to undo a wire tire.
Progress 59 re-supply failure
To stay provisioned in space, the ISS needs regular re-supplies from cargo spacecraft. Occasional failures do happen, however, such as what occurred with the Progress 59 craft that lifted off on April 28, 2015.
Russian controllers were unable to gain control of the craft, which was spinning far out of reach of its destination. It fell back to Earth in May, 2015, due to a failure in the third stage of its rocket.
Controllers were somewhat unsure of where it would land, but the incident was taken as a lesson learned. Future spacecraft may be equipped with retro-reflectors to make it easier to track them and predict where they will re-enter the atmosphere, according to officials from the European Space Agency.
SpaceX rocket explosion
On June 28, 2015, a SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station exploded only a couple of minutes after launch. The 4,000 lbs. (1,814 kilograms) of lost cargo included food, supplies and science experiments for the station, such as a high-resolution camera for meteor observations. The cause of the explosion was later traced to a faulty strut.
The failure came after a catastrophic explosion of an Orbital Antares rocket in October 2014 (with the Cygnus cargo craft on top) and the Progress failure of April. NASA, however, said the station had enough slack in its supplies to stay provisioned for a while.
"We're good to the October time frame if no other vehicles show up," NASA ISS program manager Mike Suffredini said during a pre-launch press conference on June 26, 2015. Luckily for the astronauts, cargo flights made it successfully to the station before then, and no other failures have occurred since that time.
A birthday in orbit
Kelly celebrated an extra-special birthday in space on Feb. 21. The milestone is notable not only because he was in space at the time, but also because he shares the birthday with his twin brother, Mark.
Mark and Scott have both been in space before, and NASA saw a unique opportunity to see how the genes of a person change after extended stays in space. For the so-called "Twins Study," while Scott is performing experiments on himself up above, Mark remains on the ground doing identical procedures.
"Happy birthday to Scott Kelly, who is working 250 [miles/402 kilometers] above Earth, and Mark Kelly, who is helping with the Twins Study from our home planet," NASA wrote on Tumblr on the twins' birthday.
Back on Earth
After a year doing science and spacewalks — as well as tending flowers and admiring the view — Kelly will arrive back on Earth on March 1. The extreme amount of time he spent in isolation had some people wondering if he would mind being there for so long, but Kelly emphasized repeatedly that it was a matter of focusing on one day at a time.
"On a six-month flight, your mindset is you're going to go up there, and you're going to be up there for a period of time, and you're going to come home," Kelly said in January 2015.
"When it's a whole year, I don't have that same perspective. It's almost like I feel like I'm just moving there and I'm not coming back. Or it's going to be so long that when I come back, it's almost like I never lived here maybe."
A jet passenger spotted cylinder-shaped UFO at an altitude below the jet’s 37,000 feet while flying between Florida and Puerto Rico, according to Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) Case 56602.
The strange event happened at 11:15 a.m. on March 12, 2014, and it was reported to MUFON on May 25, 2014. Ohio MUFON State Director Thomas Wertman investigated the case and closed it as unknown.
According to the report, the witness was in a passenger jet flying to Puerto Rico on Jet Blue Flight #1938. The plane departed at 10:15 a.m. in Orlando, FL, and was expected to arrive at 12:59 p.m. The UFO was spotted in the north of Mona Passage, approximately 45 minutes before landing.
The unnamed witness and his daughters noticed and observed the mysterious flying object. He revealed that other people in the jet also observed the anomaly as others even commenting about it. They saw the object hovered, which was very strange.
After their arrival, the reporting witness checked online to know if there were reports about visible stars or satellite at the same time of their UFO sighting. However, his research revealed nothing. The video shows round top and bottom of the object. It’s difficult to tell the size of the subject matter since there’s no solid background object to compare. The silver or metallic UFO seems to expand and contract.
MUFON Ohio Director Wertman said that the reporting witness used a Kodak C813 digital camera. It was taken on March 22, 2014, at 11:22 a.m. based on the camera’s date and time. The flight details were taken from the Flightaware website.
On Wertman’s investigation, the arrival of the aircraft wasn’t at 12.59 p.m., but at 12:37 p.m. The passenger plane would have been off the Turks Islands if the approximate time of the witness was correct. Wertman said that the estimate of 45 minutes by the witness appeared not right. The camera’s time of 11:22 p.m. put the jet near San Salvador, explained Wertman.
The witness can be seen in the video pointing at the object. Wertman stated that the object didn’t appear to be a reflection of the window. The UFO doesn’t move consistently with the camera movements. The witness also seems to point down at the object.
Based on the flight path, the aircraft was traveling at 37,000 feet, according to Wertman. Based on the video and report, the object appeared below the jet’s altitude. The UFO seems to be stationary and highly reflective.
The investigator said that the combination of the data from Flightaware and the video was inconclusive on identifying the unusual object.
Leaked footage' of mythical 'Black Knight' UFO hounding ISS emerges
Leaked footage' of mythical 'Black Knight' UFO hounding ISS emerges
AN ALLEGED leaked video of the so-called 'Black Knight UFO' tailing the International Space Station (ISS) has emerged online despite the existence of the mythical 'alien satellite' being successfully debunked just months ago.
But in the new video released by YouTube channel Section 51 2.0, the object which looks like a shrunken version of one of the most famous NASA thermal blanket images, is filmed from various angles following the ISS.
The clip is entitled 'ISS films the Black Knight Satellite UFO very close to Soyuz spacecraft - January 2016.'
YouTube channel Section 51 2.0 releases several alleged UFO videos of such good quality that it is repeatedly accused of broadcasting hoaxes which have been digitally-created.
It claims the new footage was leaked out of Russia after being filmed in January by the ISS's own cameras very close to the Russian Souyez spacecraft which was delivering supplies.
DNA Results For The Nephilim Skulls In Peru Are In And The Results Are Absolutely Shocking
DNA Results For The Nephilim Skulls In Peru Are In And The Results Are Absolutely Shocking
How can we explain elongated skulls that are thousands of years old that contain genetic material “unknown in any human, primate or animal known so far”? For months, many of us have been eagerly awaiting the results of the first DNA tests to ever be performed on the famous Paracas skulls. The results for one of the skulls are now in, and the scientist that did the testing is declaring that this skull represents a “new human-like creature” unlike anything that has ever been discovered before. So are these actually Nephilim skulls? Do they come from a time when the world more closely resembled “the Lord of the Rings” than most people living today would ever dare to imagine? There are those who believe that extremely bizarre hybrid races once roamed the planet. With each passing year, the scientific evidence continues to pile up on the side of those that are convinced that the Nephilim actually lived among us. As the knowledge of this evidence becomes more widespread, what is that going to do to the commonly accepted version of history that all of us have been taught?
If you are not familiar with the Paracas skulls, the following is a pretty good summary from a recent article by April Holloway…
Paracas is a desert peninsula located within the Pisco Province in the Inca Region, on the south coast of Peru. It is here were Peruvian archaeologist, Julio Tello, made an amazing discovery in 1928 – a massive and elaborate graveyard containing tombs filled with the remains of individuals with the largest elongated skulls found anywhere in the world. These have come to be known as the ‘Paracas skulls’. In total, Tello found more than 300 of these elongated skulls, which are believed to date back around 3,000 years. A DNA analysis has now been conducted on one of the skulls and expert Brien Foerster has released preliminary information regarding these enigmatic skulls.
As Holloway noted, it is researcher Brien Foerster that has been leading the charge in reviving interest in these elongated skulls. Now that the DNA results are in, interest in these skulls is almost certainly going to skyrocket. The following quote from the geneticist that conducted the DNA analysis comes from Brien Foerster’s Facebook page. Please keep in mind that this geneticist was not told the history of these skulls in advance. So he was able to examine them without any preconceived notions. What he found was absolutely shocking…
Whatever the sample labeled 3A has came from – it had mtDNA with mutations unknown in any human, primate or animal known so far. The data is very sketchy though and a LOT of sequencing still needs to be done to recover the complete mtDNA sequence. But a few fragments I was able to sequence from this sample 3A indicate that if these mutations will hold we are dealing with a new human-like creature, very distant from Homo sapiens, Neanderthals and Denisovans.
As I have written about previously, forensic analysis of these skulls show that they were not deformed by “cradle-boarding”. There are many examples of skulls that have been “cradle-boarded” down in South America, but the skulls that Foerster has been investigating are much different from those skulls. The following is more from April Holloway about these skulls…
The cranial volume is up to 25 percent larger and 60 percent heavierthan conventional human skulls, meaning they could not have been intentionally deformed through head binding/flattening. They also contain only one parietal plate, rather than two. The fact that the skulls’ features are not the result of cranial deformation means that the cause of the elongation is a mystery, and has been for decades.
In fact, in a previous article I discussed how a sample of red hair from one of these skulls was sent to a lab to be analyzed. The tests on that sample of hair also showed that these skulls are not human.
Or at least they are not fully human.
So can we conclusively say that these are Nephilim skulls?
Of course many researchers are extremely excited about these findings, but they are warning everyone to stay cautious. For example, consider what L.A. Marzulli is saying about these skulls…
Our Geneticist has had his mind blown as the email indicates, but we must be cautious with our conclusions until all the evidence can be examined.
With that in mind, take a good look at the two skulls in the picture above. I took this photo when I returned to the Chongos Necropolis a few weeks ago. The skull on the left shows only one parietal plate and a complete absence of a parietal suture. Is this a genetic trait that is only found in the Paracas skulls? If so, what does it signify?
Chongos is one of the most enigmatic places I have ever found myself in. On this visit to the area we were accompanied by the mayor and an armed escort! Chongos is where the sample for the DNA testing and the subsequent results I posted above, has come from.
Are these really Nephilim skulls? In my opinion, the evidence is beginning to stack up in that direction, but we must be cautious and patient for all the evidence to come in.
You can find the photo that he was talking about right here.
X-Files revealed: CIA releases top-secret UFO reports online
The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has decided to release hundreds of X-files-like UFO documents on their website, a moment that UFO fans all over the world have been waiting for since the first sightings were noted. The CIA has declassified hundreds of documents detailing the agency’s investigations into UFOs in a move to make sure that things are easier for Mulder and Scully.
According to the agency’s website, it has released documents primarily from the late 1940s and 50s, which it holds in its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) UFO collection.
The images are among the clearest ever taken of supposed UFOs
“We’ve decided to highlight a few documents both sceptics and believers will find interesting,” the agency states.
The CIA used Twitter to encourage the UFO enthusiasts to “take a peek” at the declassified documents
In the past, the agency has often been panned by UFO conspiracy theorists for allegedly trying to cover up evidence of alien life from the general public. The agency for some reason has decided to upload never-before-seen photos and documents in PDF formats.
This picture taken above Minneapolis has never been explained
Among the CIA’s UFO X-Files is the sighting documented by New Jersey resident George Stock. On July 29, 1952 at about 4:30 p.m., Stock and his friend John H. Riley spotted a bizarre aircraft in Passaic approaching from the sky.
The story goes that Mr Stock ran inside to grab his camera before taking five photos of the UFO. He claimed it was sailing at about 200ft before flying off at high speed. The disc was described as solid and metallic with a transparent, domed top. It was reported to be a blue to grey colour, about ten metres wide and made no noise.
According to theparanormalguide.com, which catalogues former UFO sightings, the shots received little attention at that time.
The blog said: “Considering these images of what may have been a UFO were so clear, they received very little attention, and for a good reason – the various agencies in control asked media outlets and the police to stop taking on reports and reporting UFO events, as they were coming in too fast to handle – news of UFOs were literally clogging up channels as 1952 saw a massive wave of sightings.”
The documents reveal that the CIA was not only interested in UFO sightings in the U.S. but also in England, Spain, North Africa and Germany. Another example is a mysterious photo taken above Sheffield in March 1962 showing what is said to be a fleet of dark-looking flying saucers. However, the grainy black and white photo has since been exposed as a hoax.
In spite of the authenticity of the uploaded CIA documents, the agency kept referring to Agents Mulder and Scully of the famous drama series The X-Files.
“Below you will find five documents we think X-Files character Agent Fox Mulder would love to use to try and persuade others of the existence of extraterrestrial activity,” wrote CIA in the blog where some of the documents were listed.
The files disclosed by CIA didn’t give any strong inference about the existence of UFOs and extraterrestrial life. When it comes to UFO conspiracies, the CIA is not the only federal agency under attack. Many UFO/alien conspiracy theories are popping up and NASA has been accused of back-to-back extraterrestrial evidence cover-ups related to its Mars missions as well.
In one of the photos taken by NASA’s space rovers on Mars in October 2015, UFO spotter and YouTube user, Paranormal Crucible, found what looked like the remains of a Buddha statue.
In November 2015, Paranormal Crucible also found a “drone-like” structure on Mars using one of the photos uploaded by NASA. This time, the drone-like conspiracy theory corresponded to the global premiere of the Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.
If you are a UFO enthusiast, take a look at all the files here.
Hirbat Midras, in Adullam Grove Nature Reserve in Israel, part of what geologist Dr. Alexander Koltypin hypothesizes to be a massive complex of prehistoric underground structures stretching across the Mediterranean. (Courtesy of Alexander Koltypin)
In Beyond Science, Epoch Times explores research and accounts related to phenomena and theories that challenge our current knowledge. We delve into ideas that stimulate the imagination and open up new possibilities. Share your thoughts with us on these sometimes controversial topics in the comments section below.
Most archaeologists and historians agree that human civilization only emerged some 10,000 to 12,000 years ago. Yet many researchers have drawn attention to artifacts and various other evidence of advanced civilizations long before this, even millions of years earlier.
Among them is Dr. Alexander Koltypin, a geologist and director of the Natural Science Research Center at Moscow’s International Independent University of Ecology and Politology.
Koltypin has analyzed ancient underground structures across the Mediterranean and identified similarities that lead him to believe the sites were once connected. Furthermore, the weathering of the structures, their material composition, and the geological features and historic changes in the region, lead him to believe they were built by an advanced civilization hundreds of thousands or millions of years ago.
Archaeologists working in the region usually date the sites by looking at the settlements located on them or nearby. But these settlements were simply built upon existing prehistoric structures, Koltypin said.
“When we examined the constructions … none of us never for a moment had a doubt that they are much older than the ruins of the Canaanite, Philistine, Hebraic, Roman, Byzantine, and other cities and settlements that are placed on it and around,” he wrote on his website.
He climbed a hill about 1,300 feet high near the Hurvat Burgin ruins in Adullam Grove Nature Reserve, central Israel. As he looked over the site, he recalled a similar feeling from when he had climbed to the top of the rock city Cavusin in Turkey.
“I was personally convinced once again … that all these rectangular indentations, man-made underground structures, and scattered debris of megaliths were one underground-terrestrial megalithic complex which was opened by erosion to a depth of several hundred meters.”
Erosion and Mountain-Formation
Not all parts of the purported complex are still underground. Some have come far above ground with geological shifts throughout history—the ancient rocky towns of Cappadocia in Turkey, for example, which Koltypin includes in the complex.
Some parts may also be found under the Mediterranean Sea, as is indicated by structures along the coast.
Cavusin village in the Cappadocia region of Turkey. (Courtesy of Alexander Koltypin)
In central and northern Israel and central Turkey, Koltypin estimates the sites were exposed after an erosive cut into the Earth of several hundred meters (more than 1,000 feet).
“According to my estimates, such depth of erosion … hardly could be formed in less time than 500,000 to 1 million years,” he wrote.
He hypothesizes that part of the complex was brought to the surface as a result of alpine orogeny (mountain-formation).
The composition of building materials at a site in Antalya, Turkey, which Koltypin calls the “Jernokleev site,” are also some 500,000 to 1 million years old by his estimate.
Archaeologists usually date the man-made structures at Jernokleev to the Middle Ages. But, Koltypin says the materials indicate a much older age.
An ancient stone structure in Antalya, Turkey. (Courtesy of Alexander Koltypin)
Such depth of erosion … hardly could be formed in less time than 500,000 to 1 million years.
— Dr. Alexander Koltypin, International Independent University of Ecology and Politology
What he identifies as a pink “cement” includes in it man-made ceramic fragments and basalts of volcanic origin among other materials. The last time an active volcano would have been present in the region to provide the basalts would have been some 500,000 to 1 million years ago.
As a result of the Earth’s crust moving over distant ages, parts of the underground complex have been plunged under sea level, Koltypin said.
The floor of Derinkuyu, an underground city in Turkey. (Courtesy of Alexander Koltypin)
“Practically in all the studied underground constructions of Israel and in the majority of underground constructions of Turkey, sediments of lithified (hard) and calcareous clay deposits are widely developed on their floor,” he wrote. The nature of the deposits suggest the complex was underwater for a long time.
Similar Megaliths and Underground Entrances
The similar megalithic ruins at the various sites are part of what led Koltypin to surmise a connection between the sites, united in a giant prehistoric complex.
Megalithic blocks weighing tens of tons seem to have at some point likely been attached directly to the underground constructions, he said. “This circumstance gave me a reason to call the underground structures and geographically related ruins of cyclopean walls and buildings as a single underground-terrestrial megalithic complex.”
An entrance to the underground at Hurvat Burgin in Adullam Grove Nature Reserve in Israel. (Courtesy of Alexander Koltypin)
An entrance to the underground at Hurvat Burgin in Adullam Grove Nature Reserve in Israel. (Courtesy of Alexander Koltypin)
The megalithic constructions seem to surpass the technological capabilities of the civilizations conventionally thought to have built them, Koltypin said. For example, it remains a mystery how the 800-ton megaliths in Baalbek, Lebanon, were transported from a quarry to their present location.
The stones fit together perfectly in some parts without cement, and the ceilings, columns, arches, gates, and other elements seem beyond the work of men with chisels, Koltypin said. The chisel marks usually said to show they were built in more recent times occur only in some parts of the structures and seem to have been etched there long after the original structures were built, he said.
He noted that structures built on or near the sites by the Romans or other civilizations are comparatively primitive.
It is within a context of other findings suggesting advanced prehistoric civilizations that Koltypin puts forth his hypothesis.
Mysterious ancient tracks dissect the landscape in the Phrygian Valley of Turkey. What is the truth about who made these tracks, and how? (Courtesy of Alexander Koltypin)
For example, he has studied ancient ruts that crisscross the Phrygian Valley of Turkey and inferred that they are tracks of “unknown antediluvian all-terrain vehicles” petrified in the stone from millions of years ago.
Traditional legends often dismissed as myth also tell of prehistoric civilizations in the region.
Is dit door mensen gemaakte ondergrondse complex een miljoen jaar oud?
Is dit door mensen gemaakte ondergrondse complex een miljoen jaar oud?
De meeste archeologen en historici zijn het erover eens dat de menselijke beschaving zo’n 10.000 tot 12.000 jaar geleden is ontstaan. Toch zijn er ook veel onderzoekers die bewijs menen te hebben gevonden van hoogontwikkelde beschavingen die mogelijk miljoenen jaren oud zijn.
Eén van hen is dr. Alexander Koltypin, een geoloog van de Internationale Onafhankelijke Ecologisch-Politicologische Universiteit in Moskou. Hij heeft ondergrondse structuren in het Middellandse Zeegebied bestudeerd en is tot de conclusie gekomen dat de vindplaatsen ooit met elkaar verbonden waren en een reusachtig megalithisch complex vormden.
Hij is van mening dat de bouwwerken honderdduizenden of zelfs miljoenen jaren geleden zijn gemaakt door een hoogontwikkelde beschaving. Koltypin legt uit dat de nederzettingen die hij heeft bestudeerd gebouwd zijn op bestaande prehistorische structuren.
Het ondergrondse complex bestaat volgens hem onder meer uit de nederzettingen rond Cappadocië in Turkije, terwijl andere delen in de Middellandse Zee verborgen liggen. In Israël zijn een aantal van de vindplaatsen blootgelegd als gevolg van erosie, aldus Koltypin.
Hij heeft bouwmaterialen die in Israël en het Turkse Antalya zijn gevonden gedateerd op 500.000 tot één miljoen jaar oud. Hij trof onder meer roze ‘cement’ aan, dat keramiek en basalt, een vulkanisch stollingsgesteente, bevat. De laatste keer dat een vulkaan actief was in het gebied, was tussen de 500.000 en één miljoen jaar geleden.
Het is volgens Koltypin vrijwel onmogelijk dat de megalithische bouwwerken zijn gebouwd door de beschavingen die in de middeleeuwen leefden. Het is bijvoorbeeld onduidelijk hoe de 800 ton zware megalieten in het Libanese Baalbek van de steengroeve naar hun huidige locatie zijn getransporteerd.
De reusachtige stenen passen perfect in elkaar en lijken niet te zijn neergezet door mannen met beitels, aldus Koltypin. Legendes die vaak worden afgedaan als mythes, spreken ook van prehistorische hoogontwikkelde beschavingen in het gebied.
A few nights ago I was interviewed on Richard Hoagland’s radio show and we spent a lot of time discussing one of my recent articles here at Mysterious Universe. It was the one on UFO Disclosure, the complete and utter naivety of those who support it, and my “seen it all before” comments. It was this article that led us into another, somewhat related, topic. Namely, how come the media – given its attention to breaking and/or understanding Watergate, Iran-Contra, the WMD situation, and the Edward Snowden affair – has never been able to blow the lid off the UFO secrecy and secure the disclosure so many seek and hope for?
The skeptics and debunkers would say – and they have said – that this glaring issue of the world’s leading journalists not having cracked something like Roswell, is because nothing of an extraordinary nature occurred back in the summer of 1947. That’s not true. And the outrageous thing is that those same skeptics and debunkers know exactlywhy the mainstream, influential press has not solved Roswell. They prefer, however, to spin and weave as they see fit.
The answer as to why the media hasn’t resolved something like Roswell is extremely simple and has nothing to do with a lack of potential data to be found. To put it bluntly, the media has never solved Roswell because it has never gone after Roswell (or any other major case of a UFO nature) in the same way, and on the same scale, that it has with the “Big Four” above: Snowden, Watergate, Iran-Contra, and the Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Yes, there’s no doubt that the media – of numerous nations – has extensively covered the UFO controversy, and has done so since 1947. The number of articles written by the press, since the 1940s, must surely be well into the thousands. Maybe tens of thousands. But, the typical type of UFO story that the media generally provides its readers/viewers with is not on a par with what one would expect to see on the four above. Some might say the subject is not worthy of such similar coverage. I would suggest otherwise.
President Richard M. Nixon
There may be those reading this article who take the view that when it comes to UFOs, “the government is silencing the journalists.” Really? Well, “the government” didn’t stop the press from breaking one of the biggest stories of the 20th century: the Watergate affair, which led to the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon. Nor was the press stopped from revealing the fact that there is a massive NSA-controlled data-collection program focused on the online activity and phone calls of US citizens. The persistence of the press meant that the facts came out – even if there were those who wished it didn’t.
The very same might happen for Roswell – in theory. An aggressive, lengthy, and wide-reaching study of Roswell by one of the world’s leading news outlets could well do for Ufology what it did for the “Big Four.” That’s to say, extract the genie from the bottle. And regardless of whether the genie wants out or not. But the media hasn’t done that with UFOs and Roswell. And it won’t. Here’s why.
As I pointed out on the Hoagland show, being able to show people you are the person who broke something like the Watergate story, or the Snowden case (etc., etc.) is something that many journalists would give their right arm to achieve. Developing a reputation for being the journalist who chases after little green men has far less appeal for those who want to climb the journalistic ladder. But, if they would only develop a pair of balls, care less about reputations, and actually spend major time (and I do meanmajor time) on Roswell, they might just find – to their amazement – that there really is something there.
As another example: Bob Lazar. When, in the late 1980s, Lazar came forward with his claim to have briefly worked at a Nevada-based facility called S-4 (at which, he also claimed, recovered alien spacecraft were stored), it made many heads turn within Ufology. It also made George Knapp’s head turn. Knapp, to his lasting credit, and as a respected journalist, dug deeply into the Lazar controversy. But he was one of barely a handful.
If Lazar’s story is nothing but a hoax, then it’s of no consequence and we should move on. And, yes, some have done that. On the other hand, if the story is true, then Lazar is a whistle-blower on the scale of Edward Snowden. Maybe even a bigger scale. Can you imagine what the outcome might have been had the world’s media gone after Lazar in the late-1980s in the fashion they did with Snowden? Okay, maybe Lazar’s claims would have been shown to have no merit. On the other hand, it could have resulted in the startling revelation that Uncle Sam has a fine collection of shiny UFOs and a motley collection of dead, pickled aliens. No surprises: it didn’t happen.
Certainly, the media commented on Lazar’s claims on more than a few occasions. But, a new Woodward and Bernstein, with major media backing and funding, to pursue the Lazar story as far as it could conceivably go, and for months or even years? Nope, no such new team was anywhere in sight. It still isn’t. But it is/was when it comes to the likes of Watergate, Snowden and so on.
On the matter of UFOs, the mainstream media is very good about entertaining us, vaguely intriguing us, making slightly fun-poking comments about Ufology (granted, some of which are deserved; even I have to admit that much), and preparing a couple of columns of text to be placed at the foot of page five. On the other hand, however, that same media is downright hopeless, impotent, and lacking in vision when it comes to getting behind the UFO subject and to a degree that history just might be made in the process.
Long before Afghanistan became associated with the “War on Terror,” strange and mysterious things were going on in the skies of the country. And, to the extent that the U.S. Department of State got interested in the matter. We’re talking about UFOs. We’re also talking about files on the matter which have been declassified under Freedom of Information legislation. On February 4, 1981, a Mr. Archard – reporting to the American Embassy in Aslamabad, Pakistan – prepared a document titled “Close Encounters in Afghanistan.” It’s a document that has a distinct UFO theme to it, but which also addresses the matter of the “UFOs” being secret devices/technologies of the former Soviet Union. Whatever the truth, it all began in 1980 and continued to concern U.S. authorities into 1981.
Archard wrote: “I am convinced that there is substance in the many travelers’ reports from Afghanistan that the Red Army is using a type of very powerful, high intensity light there. The light may be used in connection with perimeter defense and/or road security. We have heard and reported accounts of this phenomenon since September, primarily from journalists and adventurers. These have described strange lights illuminating large portions – typically as much as or more than one quarter – of the Afghan sky. The locations of the sightings reported to us have been Ghazni (August 1980), Nuristan (Sept. 1980) and Khost (Jan., 1981).”
The Department of State documentation continues with the following: “Accounts have in common the brightness of the lights, the distances from which they are discernible, and the size of the areas they appear to illuminate (more – perhaps much more – than 5 miles in diameter). Accounts differ in that some speak of narrow beams which are compared with laser or search lights, as a part of the phenomenon. Most, though, speak of more diffused illumination. Accounts differ as to whether lights slowly wax and wane, or reach maximum intensity and turn off instantly.”
Archard took keen notice of this strange state of affairs: “I had been skeptical about the stories, which have a UFO cast, until NBC producer Joe DeCola returned from Paktia last month. I have gotten to know DeCola well and consider him an accurate, careful observer. While he was passing near Khost (Matun) about Jan. 1, DeCola and his crew ‘saw the light.’ At the time, they were about 12 miles south of the Khost Garrison. When they became aware of it, the light seemed to be at full intensity.”
Archard added that the first impression of both DeCola and his team was that “…it was borne by a helicopter which was searching for them. It did not move, however, nor was any aircraft (or other) motor noise discernible. They left the area as quickly as possible but were sure that the light remained visible and stationary for at least 20 minutes. DeCola’s impression was that the light was generated from an airborne source at an altitude of some hundreds of feet. Because it did not move, and there was no motor noise, he thinks it may have been suspended from a balloon. Like other witnesses, he reports being unnerved by the intensity and magnitude of the lights and wonders if it is intended primarily to frighten potential attackers.”
Archard asked DeCola if he – DeCola – thought it possible that the light could have come from “…something like the hand-held magnesium flares such as are used by the U.S. Army. He was quite sure not, as there was no movement and the duration was much too long. As for mortar-launched flares, there was no explosion and again no drift.”
Moving on from the sighting of Joe DeCola, Archard had the following to say from early February 1981: “Another more specific story came Feb. 3 from Frenchman Dominique Vargas based on a sighting near Asadabad, Kunar, in September. Vargas, a professional photographer who seems to have some science as well as military background, claims the light he saw was ‘colder and whiter’ than that from a tungsten source ‘which would burn at 3,500 degrees Kelvin.’ At first sighting, the light illuminated a minimum diameter of 5 to 10 kilometers, in what he described as a perfect and clearly outlined hemispherical shape. The period of illumination was about 15 minutes, with the period of greatest intensity beginning instantly and lasting for two or three minutes. Subsequently, the size of the illuminated hemisphere expanded dramatically, while the intensity of the light within it diminished gradually to nothing. Vargas thought the light source was not airborne, as this would have produced a more than hemispherical shape. As with DeCola, Vargas heard no noises associated with the light.”
Archard signed off with the following: “Interestingly, a night light phenomenon overIslamabad’s Margala Hills was seen by diplomats and others a few months ago and reported in the press. We think this was probably of the moving light, classic UFO school, and not related to the Afghan sightings.”
Genuine UFOs? Some kind of secret weapon or device of the Soviets? Whatever the answer, it’s not to be found in the files of the Department of State. The entire matter remained unexplained.
As most of us know by now, the CIA has indeed kept tabs on the UFO problem in the past, particularly during the 1950s and 60s. This is common knowledge for most these days, particularly thanks to the PR staff at the CIA, and what might be viewed as a “cooperative promotional effort” on their part in advance of the recent X-Files reboot. Namely, the CIA featured a number of their previously declassified UFO files on a page at their website, leading many media outlets to proclaim that the the CIA had “just released its UFO files.”
Not so fast. The files in question had actually been released back in 1978, as their website states. “The CIA declassified hundreds of documents in 1978 detailing the Agency’s investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs),” the statement reads. “The documents date primarily from the late 1940s and 1950s.” That, of course, didn’t keep the press from jumping and running with a host of cheerfully misleading headlines about the sudden release of the CIA’s “real X-Files”.
Many historians would actually assert that the closest thing to “real” X-Files would actually have been the US Air Force’s Project Blue Book, which oversaw the official collection of UFO reports by government until 1968. Despite being a “legitimate” government UFO study, Blue Book left a lot to be desired, resulting in dissatisfaction from many involved, including the project’s former science advisor, J. Allen Hynek. In fact, Hynek’s dissatisfaction with Blue Book’s handling of UFO reports led him to believe that some other organization may have been receiving and studying a number of UFO reports, altogether bypassing the Air Force and its operations. “There were many times during my twenty years as a scientific consultant to Blue Book,” Hynek wrote in 1977, “that I also wondered whether the very best reports were being kept from Blue Book.”
In likelihood, there were a number of different agencies that were keeping tabs on the UFO subject, and as we have already established, the CIA had indeed been one. More specifically, the CIA’s Office of Scientific Intelligence (OSI) and its Office of Current Intelligence (OCI) became the departments that oversaw the CIA’s secret UFO inquiry. At the urging of Weapons and Equipment Division head Edward Tauss, the CIA’s UFO study group was advised to keep its interest in UFOs under wraps, “in view of [the public’s] probable alarmist tendencies.” In other words, it was believed that the CIA’s role in UFO research, if made public, might result in legitimization of the phenomenon, and thus actually encourage belief in it.
Former CIA Chief Historian Gerald K. Haines covered this period in his essay, “CIA’s Role in the Study of UFOs, 1947-90: A Die-Hard Issue” (the article can be read at the CIA’s website). Haines noted that the CIA’s initial report on UFOs prompted Robert Amory, Jr, then Deputy Director for Intelligence, to appoint further UFO studies to the OSI’s Physics and Electronics Division, with A. Ray Gordon in charge during this period. Among the aims and objectives of the CIA’s UFO studies during this time, it was hoped that the relevant OSI divisions could, “coordinate the intelligence effort required to solve the problem.” Haines further notes that, “[Walter B.] Smith also wanted to know what use could be made of the UFO phenomenon in connection with US psychological warfare efforts.”
This is a particularly interesting statement. Rather than suggesting an indirect relationship between world affairs and UFO sightings, employing wording along the lines of “what role the UFO phenomenon may have played in connection with US psychological warfare efforts” (or something to that effect), Haines’ historical overview of the CIA’s internal UFO studies suggests it might have hoped to exploit UFOs. One might consider that a funny thing for an agency to want to do, amidst taking such great care not to appear to be too interested in the subject in question!
Haines goes on to summarize the cooperative effort between the CIA and the USAF, and how the CIA’s concealment of their operations would later help fuel accusations of a coverup:
[T]he CIA Study Group met with Air Force officials at Wright-Patterson and reviewed their data and findings. The Air Force claimed that 90 percent of the reported sightings were easily accounted for. The other 10 percent were characterized as “a number of incredible reports from credible observers.” The Air Force rejected the theories that the sightings involved US or Soviet secret weapons development or that they involved “men from Mars”; there was no evidence to support these concepts. The Air Force briefers sought to explain these UFO reports as the misinterpretation of known objects or little understood natural phenomena. Air Force and CIA officials agreed that outside knowledge of Agency interest in UFOs would make the problem more serious. This concealment of CIA interest contributed greatly to later charges of a CIA conspiracy and coverup.
Returning to J. Allen Hynek, the former Blue Book advisor had written about his suspicions of involvement by parties outside the USAF in 1977 — one year prior to the first batch of UFO files being released by the CIA. While they may not have been theonly other group involved (Stanton Friedman has, for instance, frequently referred to the UFO files kept by the NSA), it is clear that the CIA very well may have been behind some of these operations, of which Hynek had maintained such suspicions.
Hynek wasn’t alone, however. Jim and Coral Lorenzen, founders of the Wisconsin-based Aerial Phenomena Research Organization (APRO), had long suspected control from a party outside the Air Force, and had even gone so far as to specify their feeling that this agency was the CIA. In their book UFOs Over the Americas, the Lorenzens devoted an entire chapter to possible CIA involvement in UFO studies, in which they wrote the following:
In Flying Saucer Occupants we presented the dual hypothesis the CIA is conducting an undercover intelligence gathering program relating to UFO phenomenon, and that, for intelligent reasons, it has been for sixteen-odd years the architect of Project Blue Book (the Air Force investigation project on UFOs) and the general Air Force public information policy–the latter being a “cover” program designed to hide the fact that the former exists.
The Lorenzens offered nine points, as featured in their aforementioned previous publication Flying Saucer Occupants, which gave their rational for why the CIA had likely been involved in UFO research at that time (something that, to reiterate, wouldn’t become public knowledge for a number of years). Later in the chapter, they also share a rather telling story about how one of the early members of their fledgling organization had seemingly been spying on them, possibly in conjunction with the kind of CIA surveillance they had suspected.
This individual, a man who had purportedly worked hard to steer the Lorenzens toward metaphysical interpretations of the UFO phenomenon early on, had sent a letter to them dated February 22, 1953, which Coral read, and “flipped it into a file basket on her desk.” Doing so allowed the light to hit the paper in just such a way that faint depressions from the typing of an earlier document (which had been typed on a separate sheet of paper, using this one as a platen) were revealed; in particular, Coral had seen her own name illuminated on the document! Rubbing lightly over the impressions with a soft lead pencil revealed the beginning of “an abbreviated intelligence report”, and after confronting this individual about the apparent memo he had written about Coral, he claimed it was merely something he did “to formalize his feelings about people he met and to define his impressions and that it was strictly a report for his own files.”
Needless to say, this wouldn’t be the best of ways to gain the confidence of others, whether then, or now. The Lorenzens went on to note the possible (or likely?) connection this man had to the CIA, further noting how the CIA-sponsored Robertson Panel later in 1953 would go on to name the APRO specifically among organizations that should be watched “because of their potentially great influence on mass thinking if widespread sightings should occur.”
As we have examined throughout this article, the CIA’s past involvement with UFO research is well established by now. UFO researchers like J. Allen Hynek suspected the involvement of parties outside the USAF early on, and the Lorenzens and APRO managed to take their assessments so far as to specifically name the CIA amidst their similar suspicions. Whether or not they had been the “architects” behind the USAF’s Project Blue Book, we certainly know that the CIA’s study group was meeting with Air Force officials at Wright Patterson AFB, hence proving that the two groups were in communication on the subject of UFOs.
“Certainly APRO has been watched,” the Lorenzens would conclude. “And, probably, other UFO groups as well.” The words of Joseph Heller come to mind here, where he famously quipped, “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.” A true statement indeed, and the APRO affair is no doubt only one of many instances where the CIA — and probably other groups as well — have kept tabs on civilian UFO groups for various reasons.
Han Faulkner wilde graag weten welke geheimen er verborgen liggen in Area 51 en besloot met een drone over de geheimzinnige vliegbasis in Nevada te vliegen die al lange tijd wordt geassocieerd met geruchten over buitenaardse activiteit.
Het is ook de plek waar het Amerikaanse leger stealthtechnologieën en het spionagevliegtuig U2 ontwikkelde. Het bestaan van de basis werd in 2013 officieel erkend door de CIA.
‘Hangar met buitenaardse ruimteschepen’
Vanaf het moment dat natuurkundige Bob Knapp in de jaren tachtig claimde dat in een hangar van Area 51 buitenaardse ruimteschepen worden bewaard, wordt de basis in verband gebracht met buitenaardse activiteit.
UFO-enthousiastelingen van over de hele wereld reizen af naar het gebied, hoewel het voor het publiek niet mogelijk is om in de buurt van de basis te komen.
Faulkner maakte de dronebeelden vanaf Tikaboo Peak. Hij beweerde te zijn gevolgd door ‘witte voertuigen’, wat koren op de molen is van samenzweringstheoretici.
Afgelopen december beloofde presidentskandidaat Hillary Clinton een speciale eenheid naar Area 51 te sturen om te achterhalen of er UFO’s worden bewaard, als ze wordt gekozen tot de nieuwe president van Amerika.
Niet alleen mensen horen de vreemde geluiden in de lucht, maar ook de dieren.
Wanneer zij, voordat wij iets ervaren, onrustig worden of angstig dan is de klok erop gelijk te zetten dat er iets aan de hand is.
Waar voor ons eigenlijk wel vaststaat is dat al de vreemde geluiden die overal in de lucht worden gehoord verband houden met de nadering van het mini-zonnestelsel Nibiru en het overgrote deel van de mensheid nog steeds in verwarring is.
Iedere dag opnieuw en werkelijk in alle delen van de wereld worden de vreemde geluiden gehoord en helemaal niemand die er écht een verklaring voor heeft.
Een interessante manier om naar dingen te kijken, is om te zien hoe dieren reageren op bepaalde gebeurtenissen. Doen zij of er niets aan de hand is dan kun je het meestal wel naast je neerleggen als iets dat niet zo belangrijk is, maar wanneer zij wel reageren dan weet je dat er echt iets speelt.
De afgelopen weken zijn er veel van de bizarre geluiden gehoord in Canada en iemand in Vancouver heeft op video vastgelegd hoe vogels reageren op het vreemde geluid in de lucht.
Ze worden heel onrustig, alsof er ergens iets in hun genen zit wat hen vertelt dat dit eerder is gebeurd en dat het toen geen goed nieuws was.
Iets dat ook opvalt, is dat er steeds meer mainstream berichtgeving is over vreemde dingen in ons zonnestelsel en ook zaken zoals UFO’s en buitenaards leven komen aan bod.
Neem een mainstream blad zoals de Engelse Sun. Jarenlang zette dit medium alles alles wat met UFO’s en/of buitenaardse zaken te maken had in een soort lacherige context. Iets dat de meeste mainstream publicaties deden.
Nu opeens komen ze met een bloedserieus verhaal over twee Londense politieagenten die ’s morgens vroeg onafhankelijk van elkaar een onbekend object boven de stad waarnemen.
Hetzelfde geldt een beetje voor de Engelse Express. Ook daar nu een bloedserieus verhaal over een klokkenluider van de Amerikaanse marine die bevestigt dat zowel UFO’s als buitenaards leven bestaan.
De 49-jarige die als marineman duizenden officiële documenten onder ogen heeft gehad, bevestigd in een exclusief interview met de Express dat er in die documenten foto’s voorkomen niet alleen van UFO’s maar ook van de buitenaardse inzittenden.
Dan NASA die enkele dagen achter elkaar “vergeet” dat de camera’s op het ISS ruimtestation zodanig staan opgesteld dat het mini-zonnestelsel Nibiru heel duidelijk zichtbaar is.
Kortom, het lijkt er nu toch echt op dat het publiek wordt voorbereid op de dingen die gaan komen.
Dat zal ook wel moeten want in dit tempo zal het niet al te lang duren voordat al die planeten, steeds frequenter, ook met het blote oog zichtbaar zijn.
UFO Near Trees In Romania On Google Earth, HD, Feb 29, 2016, UFO Sighting Daily News.
UFO Near Trees In Romania On Google Earth, HD, Feb 29, 2016, UFO Sighting Daily News
Date of discovery: unknown Location of discovery: Romania Google coordinates: 45°42'12.11"N 21°18'8.88"E This UFO has been seen many times over the years, but no one has made a video with the views over it from 2003 to 2016, including a 3D view of it which is proof its not a water tower, it is sitting flat on the ground. There are no doorways and there are no roads or paved walkways. It is hiding under the trees, with a line of trees blocking it from all sides. This looks very suspicious to me. Even though the house and are looks old and desolate, the buildings near the UFO were not even there in 2003, but look old, probably made to look old on purpose to keep people away. Scott C. Waring www.ufosightingsdaily.com
I was reading in bed and I had just finished so I turned the light out. I had been in the dark for no more than a minute when I saw a green light illuminating my room and the room outside my door. I sat up and looked out the window and witnessed a green orb decending from above the housd to the second floor window adjacent to me. I could hear what sounded like large gears rotating even though the window and wall. The orb then entered through the window affecting nothing physically. The sound of rotating gears was quite loud at this point and I had been watching it move from behind what served as a temporary door.
The orb moved half way into the room before I got up to approach it and had been no more than 10 feet from where I was standing. I slowly and quietly began to approach the door because I had wanted to see it up close and personal, touch it if possible. Yet when I got to the door and tried to go out the orb moved at incredible speed back through the window as if it were not even there and accended rapidly into the sky and out of sight. This event was not ball lightning yet I do not particularly expect anyone to believe me. This orb however expressed awareness and inteligence and when it knew I had been aware of it. It flew away. This is not my first experience and I am sure it will not be my last.
NOTE: The above image is CGI.
This MUFON case is under investigation by State Director Ken Pfeifer of MUFON Vermont.
The Pacific Daily News archives holds several articles about unidentified flying objects – and some identified flying objects – reportedly seen in Guam's skies. PDN files
On New Year’s Day, 1957, a white light appeared from the west and flew beneath 1st Lt. Ted Brunson’s aircraft while he was flying over open ocean near Guam.
Brunson, a member of the 41st Fighter-Inteceptor Squadron at Andersen Air Force Base, gave chase.
“He pursued the light; he went after it,” said Ty Brunson, the pilot’s son, in a recent interview.
During the pursuit, Ty Brunson said, his father inverted the aircraft to ensure the light was real and not just a reflection off the plane’s canopy.
“That was a negative; it was definitely an object out there,” said the younger Brunson.
Despite his efforts, Ted Brunson couldn’t catch the mysterious object. He put his plane, an F-86D Sabre, into afterburner, giving the plane some extra thrust. Even then, it wasn’t enough.
“As he thought he was closing in on it, he said the light began to run circles around him,” Ty Brunson said.
Ted Brunson continued to maneuver his plane in an effort to catch the mystery craft, to no avail.
That was surprising, his son said, given that the F-86D Sabre “was about the fastest thing in the sky that the Air Force or anybody had at the time.”
“So whatever this was, he said, was extremely fast. Way beyond our technology,” said his son.
Ty Brunson said his father told him there weren’t any other aircraft that he knew of in the sky at the time, certainly not anything that could perform with the speed and agility of the light.
“He said it would do circles around him and then go over and above and below and circle him the opposite way, just kind of toying with him,” said Ty Brunson.
Eventually, the pilot started running low on fuel and a call made to base for backup was denied. Ted Brunson broke off and returned to the base.
There’s little reason to doubt the pilot made up the story. The Air Force called Ted Brunson “very reliable” in a report submitted to Project Blue Book, which collected 12,618 reports of UFO sightings from 1947 to 1969.
For each sighting, the Air Force created a file and each file ended with a specific conclusion about what the witness likely saw, be it a meteor, aircraft or, in some cases, birds.
Only 701 cases — just over 5 percent — were classified as “unidentified,” according to a report by the Air Force Times.
Ted Brunson’s was one of them.
“I think it was pretty cool,” said Ty Brunson. “My father was an extremely honest person. I mean very, very, very honest.”
Not unheard of
Though strange, reports of UFO sightings in Guam aren’t entirely unheard of.
At The Black Vault website, UFO enthusiast John Greenewald has posted a treasure trove of files related to unidentified flying object reports, collected through decades of Freedom of Information Act requests filed with federal authorities, the Air Force Times reported.
Among the site’s 1,600 pages received from the FBI are two pages referring to a 1947 sighting in Guam.
The report, “Reports of flying discs” was sent to the FBI director from the special agent in charge at the agency’s office in San Francisco.
“Enclosed for your information are copies of two letters from Lt. Col. (redacted) … with attachments reporting the sighting of ‘flying discs’ on Guam,” the report said.
The attachment reports “unidentified flying objects,” seen by three enlisted men of the 147th Airways and Air Communications Service Squadron at Harmon Field.
“The men report that at (10:40 a.m.) on Aug. 14, 1947, the two objects, which they describe as small, crescent shaped and traveling at a speed twice that of a fighter plane, passed over them on a zig-zag course in a westerly direction and approximate altitude of 1,200 feet,” the report states.
The report went on to state that the objects disappeared into some clouds and, a few seconds later, re-emerged before proceeding west.
Reports of UFO sightings aren’t limited to cryptic government documents either. From at least 1979 to 1990, sightings made newspaper headlines in Guam.
“Police hunt UFO,” read one Pacific Daily News headline from 1980.
In that case, the newspaper reported officers being assigned to observe a UFO seen over Mt. Santa Rosa in Yigo for several days. Two days later, the end of the quest for answers was reported with what some might consider a less-than-satisfactory headline: “UFO a star.”
Ten years later, a “mysterious blue light” was “reported by dozens,” another article stated.
Two days later, an Air Force spokesman said the light was a missile from California. The next day, though, a second spokesman from the same base said such a missile would only appear as a “tiny speck,” not a streak across the sky.
One year after that, in 1991, a “sky light” appeared above the eastern horizon one night before it “just, like, blew up,” according to one witness.
A NASA official in Hawaii theorized the light was a large meteor breaking up as it entered the atmosphere.
Finally, there was the case of Sgt. Andrew Anderson, a police officer on patrol in Dededo on Feb 15, 1988.
While driving alone near the War Dog Cemetery entrance on Route 1, something caught his eye in the distance, hovering over the vicinity of the Guam International Airport. It was a light, bluish-white in color, roughly five to six miles away and about 500 feet in the air.
“And I saw that light,” he said in a recent interview. “A cigar-shaped, blue light.”
Anderson said he was used to seeing planes taking off and landing, but this was different. This light, he said, simply hovered there, stationary. It was strange enough for Anderson to call the radio dispatcher and ask whether any “unusual activity” had been reported above the airport.
The airport, he said, told him there was nothing according to their radar.
Meanwhile, the light was drifting side to side.
“It sort of moved a little left, a little right. And that already goes against the natural course of an airplane,” Anderson said. “It just hovered. And I don’t know what it was, I can’t say what it was.”
Anderson kept his eyes on the light as it continued hovering for 20 to 30 seconds.
“And then just ‘poof!’” he said. “Did I just see that that thing just take off?”
“It just went out,” he added, his hand darting upward, “shot up.”
Career at risk
When Anderson returned to the precinct, the duty lieutenant had heard about the sighting and asked the sergeant if what he reported was true.
“I said ‘Of course!’” Anderson said. “I’m not gonna make things up. We report exactly what we see and we don’t lie about anything.”
Making up a police report, he said, would mean termination and possible prosecution.
“It’s not a joke,” he said.
That’s similar to how Ted Brunson felt, according to his son, who said even mentioning UFOs can put a pilot’s career at risk.
“In a sense, you were kind of risking your career making mention of something like that,” he said.
Anderson added that he was wide awake at the time he had his encounter.
“In fact, it made me even wider awake,” he said, laughing. “And I wish somebody was with me. They would’ve seen the same thing and they would’ve reported the same thing.”
As to why he made a police report out of it, Anderson said it was his job.
“It was something that was very unusual,” he said. “It would be just like unusual if a store was closed and you see a light pass through the window. You don’t ignore it. That’s what I do as an investigator. You document things you see and note it.”
For that same reason, he said, he didn’t speculate or make any opinions about what the light might have been.
“That’s not what I do,” he said. “I leave it up to the professionals to do their investigation. I can’t speculate on what it was.”
That’s a trait he shares with Ted Brunson, who, his son said, took a very matter-of-fact approach to recounting his experience.
“I would ask him all the time, just kinda jokingly ‘Was it a flying saucer? Were there like Martians in it or something like that?’ Just kinda teasing around with him about it and he would get pretty serious,” Ty Brunson said.
“When I asked him what it was he would just say ‘It was a UFO. It was a UFO,’ that’s all he would say. He never said that it was a flying saucer or that there was any kind of life-form on the inside,” Ty Brunson said. “He just stated that it seemed to be intelligent and it was a UFO.”
Ty Brunson also said he doesn’t speculate about what the light was.
“As far as I know, it was just a flashing light,” he said. “I believe it was what he said it was: a flashing light.”
The strange lights reported in Guam over the years might forever remain a mystery.
Andersen Air Force Base, when contacted, said they “don’t have a subject matter expert” about UFOs in Guam. They did, however, provide an extract from the 3d (CQ not 3rd) Air Division History — 36th Wing Archives.
The excerpt refers to a notice received in Nov. 18, 1959, of an unidentified flying object sighted by “numerous personnel at Andersen Air Force Base, and other sections of Guam,” according to the report.
It came from the northwest traveling southeast about 35,000 feet in the air before disappearing from view. Witnesses described the object as “circular or spherical and tapered off at the trailing edge.”
It made no sound, but appeared blue-green in color, changing to orange-yellow. The report ends the same as many others seem to end.
“The true nature of the object was not determined.”
3 Lessons 'The Epic of Gilgamesh' Can Teach Us About Life
3 Lessons 'The Epic of Gilgamesh' Can Teach Us About Life
According to Wikipedia, the Epic of Gilgamesh is described as:
The Epic of Gilgamesh, an epic poem from Mesopotamia, is considered the world’s first truly great work of literature. The literary history of Gilgamesh begins with five Sumerian poems about ‘Bilgamesh’ (Sumerian for ‘Gilgamesh’), king of Uruk. These independent stories were used as source material for a combined epic. The first surviving version of this combined epic, known as the “Old Babylonian” version, dates to the 18th century BC and is titled after its incipit, Shūtur eli sharrī (“Surpassing All Other Kings”). Only a few tablets of it have survived. The later “Standard” version dates from the 13th to the 10th centuries BC and bears the incipitSha naqba īmuru (“He who Saw the Deep”, in modern terms: “He who Sees the Unknown”). Approximately two thirds of this longer, twelve-tablet version have been recovered. Some of the best copies were discovered in the library ruins of the 7th-century BC Assyrian king Ashurbanipal.
The first half of the story discusses Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, and Enkidu, a wild man created by the gods to stop him oppressing the people of Uruk. After an initial fight, Gilgamesh and Enkidu become close friends. Together, they journey to the Cedar Mountain and defeat Humbaba, its monstrous guardian. Later they kill the Bull of Heaven, which the goddess Ishtar sends to punish Gilgamesh for spurning her advances. As a punishment for these actions, the gods sentence Enkidu to death.
In the second half of the epic, Gilgamesh’s distress at Enkidu’s death causes him to undertake a long and perilous journey to discover the secret of eternal life. He eventually learns that “Life, which you look for, you will never find. For when the gods created man, they let death be his share, and life withheld in their own hands”. However, because of his great building projects, his account of Siduri‘s advice, and what the immortal man Utnapishtim told him about the Great Flood, Gilgamesh’s fame survived his death. His story has been translated into many languages, and in recent years has featured in works of popular fiction.
Some of you may be familiar with the text because it was required reading in high school (and certain colleges), and while at the time of study it may have had a different significance, if approached with an alchemical understanding, we can learn a lot about life, death, reincarnation and the destiny of man’s evolution. The three specific passages below, in particular, are worth revisiting with a new understanding.
1. “Oh, father Utnapishtim, you who have entered the assembly of the gods, I wish to question you concerning the living and the dead, how shall I find the life for which I am searching?” Utnapishtim said, “there is no permanence. Do we build a house to stand forever, do we seal a contract to hold for all time? Do brothers divide an inheritance to keep forever, does the flood-time of rivers endure? It is only the nymph of the dragon-fly who sheds her larva and sees the sun in his glory. From the days of old there is no permanence. The sleeping and the dead, how alike they are, they are like a painted death. What is there between the master and the servant when both have fulfilled their doom? When the Annunaki, the judges, come together, and Mammetun, the mother of destinies, together they decree the fates of men. Life and death they allot but the day of death they do not disclose.”
2. Facing the reality of his own death, he begins a desperate search for immortality. He travels to the end of the Earth, where he encounters Siduri, a female tavern keeper, who advises him: “Gilgamesh, where are you hurrying to? You will never find that life for which you are looking. When the gods created man they allotted to him death, but life they retained in their own keeping. As for you, Gilgamesh, fill your belly with good things; day and night, night and day, dance and be merry, feast and rejoice. Let your clothes be fresh, bathe yourself in water, cherish the little child that holds your hand, and make your wife happy in your embrace; for this too is the lot of man.”
3. “Utnapishtim, son of Ubartutu, abandon your house, abandon what you possess. Abandon your house and build a boat instead. Seek life instead of riches, save yourself. Take with you, on the boat you build, an instance of each thing living so that they may be safe from obliteration in the flood. Perform the construction of the boat with care. Let the length of the boat and the width of the boat be equal. Roof over the boat as the abyss is roofed.”
The past shaped our present, but also shapes our future. Grasping the knowledge of the ancients is key in our guided ascension.
To learn even more, look to the work of Joseph Campbell to unlock an even higher level of gnosis.
Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab have developed software that uses variations in Wi-Fi signals to recognize human silhouettes through walls. The researchers built a device, called RF-Capture, that transmits wireless signals and then analyzes the reflections of those signals to piece together a human form, according to a study published this morning.
IT CAN DETERMINE BREATHING PATTERNS AND HEART RATE
The technology is an extension of something the MIT team has been working on for a few years. In 2013, they used similar radio frequency technology to detect motion on the other side of a wall or obstruction, Gizmodo reports. Now, the RF-Capture is sophisticated enough to determine subtle differences in body shapes, and, with 90 percent accuracy, distinguish between 15 different people through a wall. It can even determine a person's breathing patterns and heart rate.
Here's how it works: The RF-Capture is placed in a room, and a person walks in a neighboring room on the other side of the wall. The device emits wireless signals, which travel through the wall, and reflect off different parts of the human body as it moves. As various part of the body are reflected in the wireless signal, the RF-Capture takes snapshots. Then, using an algorithm to identify body parts, it stitches the images together to create a silhouette of the moving figure. In some experiments, when the researchers focused the device on specific movement patterns they were able to trace a person's handwriting as he wrote in the air, Gizmodo reports.
While there's no real-world application for the RF-Capture yet, the MIT researchers say there are many possibilities. According to Gizmodo, the RF-Capture could be used to track the movements of an elderly person living alone, and be able to determine if they had fallen down. The technology could also potentially be used in smart homes, if certain gestures detected by the device were used to control appliances. The researchers expect the technology to get more accurate over time.
If this seems like an excellent way to spy on someone, you're not wrong. But the researchers told Gizmodo that in addition to necessary regulation that would need to be implemented, they're currently designing blockers that would only allow a person to be tracked by her own device.
from Mike Martin, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs:
WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James revealed the first rendering of the Long Range Strike Bomber, designated the B-21, at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium Feb. 26 in Orlando, Fla., and announced the Air Force will be taking suggestions from Airmen to help decide the name of the bomber.
“This aircraft represents the future for our Airmen, and (their) voice is important to this process,” James said. “The Airman who submits the selected name will help me announce it at the (Air Force Association) conference this fall.”
While there are no existing prototypes of the aircraft, the artist rendering is based on the initial design concept. The designation B-21 recognizes the LRS-B as the first bomber of the 21st century.
The reveal comes just weeks after both James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III delivered the fiscal year 2017 posture statement before the Senate Appropriations Committee, making it clear modernization is a top priority for the Air Force.
“The platforms and systems that made us great over the last 50 years will not make us great over the next 50,” Welsh said during his testimony on Capitol Hill Feb. 10. “There are many other systems we need to either upgrade or recapitalize to ensure viability against current and emerging threats… the only way to do that is to divest old capability to build the new.”
James said the B-21 will allow the Air Force to operate in tomorrow’s high end threat environment, and give the Air Force the flexibility and the capability to launch from the continental United States and deliver airstrikes on any location in the world.
James also explained why the B-21 shares some resemblance to the B-2.
“The B-21 has been designed from the beginning based on a set of requirements that allows the use of existing and mature technology,” James said.
The program recently entered into the Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase and the Air Force plans to field the initial capability of the aircraft in mid-2020s.
Airmen — Active, Guard, Reserve and civilian — should stay tuned to AF.mil and Air Force social media accounts for more information on how to submit their ideas.
Update: B-21 (Northrop Grumman) literally a “B-3:
The following is from Jamie Hunter “America’s New Bomber” – – Combat Aircraft Monthly – – January 2016:
In recent months, photos of something in the air over Texas and Kansas have been put forward, giving every appearance of depicting heretofore unknown unconventional aircraft, perhaps two distinct types, flying in broad daylight. Said aircraft appear to be of flying wing configuration, but possibly not B-2s, the only other large flying wing known to be in existence. The Kansas aircraft in particular appears to resemble somewhat the long-cancelled A-12 Avenger II, with a straight trailing edge. While the photos could be of B-2s at such an angle that their distinctive batwing silhouette is distorted (indeed, that is apparently now the official USAF explanation) the sightings come at a time when many believe the US has at least one or more large secret aircraft either close to flying, or already under test.
A quick sketch showing a strictly hypothetical configuration for an possible “black” aircraft seen recently
So, What are the Candidates?
RQ-180: as yet unacknowledged by officialdom, yet widely believed to exist, the RQ-180 is the designation thought to be associated with a large, low-observable UAV, probably built by Northrop Grumman. The logic behind such a program seems straightforward – the RQ-4 Global Hawk has provided high altitude surveillance capability since the start of the century, but as planning shifts away from fighting counter-insurgency wars such as Iraq and Afghanistan, the Global Hawk has begun to look unsurvivable when faced with first-world air defense threats. The USAF has tried over recent years to get out of the RQ-4 business, which might indicate that a more capable system is nearing readiness. The Lockheed Martin RQ-170 was probably a stopgap measure, built in limited numbers to penetrate the airspace of countries such as Iran, Pakistan, and North Korea, where advanced but perhaps not state of the art high altitude air defenses could be expected.
If its does exist, the RQ-180 may be optionally manned in some variants, and will probably have the capability to conduct offensive electronic warfare missions, as well as a “hard kill” ability using precision ordnance.
If the RQ-180 is a Northrop Grumman product, it stands to reason that the company would have used its experience with the X-47 series, and thus, such a vehicle might have a similar “Cranked Kite” planform, something that the Kansas aircraft did notappear to have. But again, clearer photos are needed.
LRS-B/B-3: For around a decade now, the USAF has had a seemingly on-again/off-again preliminary effort to develop a new penetrating bomber, variously known as the Next Generation Bomber, “The 2018 Bomber”, “B-3”, “2038 Bomber”, and currently, “Long Range Strike-B”. Such a capability is forecast to be needed by the 2020s-2030s, when the limited number of B-2s while be nearing their 40th birthdays and possibly becoming vulnerable to Chinese defenses; by that time the B-52H and B-1B fleets will be even older and more vulnerable.
If a LRS-B demonstrator aircraft or prototype would exist [note: it has been stated that in fact no LRS-B demonstrators were built. Take that for what it’s worth], it would probably resemble at least conceptually a B-2 follow-on – a stealthy flying wing, using existing engines and systems to cut down on development costs – another B-2 program where the resulting aircraft were too expensive for anything but a token force would definitely be out.
The LRS-B program, following a 2014 RFP, was awarded to the team led by Northrop Grumman in the fall of 2015. From the artist’s depiction released in February 2016, the aircraft strongly resembles the B-2, as predicted. The B-21 is from the start intended to be a more “networked” aircraft, able to interface more seamlessly with other platforms. Dimensions, although unreleased, are likely to be smaller than those of the Spirit, but even an aircraft with half the B-2’s payload would be a formidable strike asset.
Provisional overhead drawing of the winning Northrop Grumman LRS-B contender, confirmed by the USAF to be designated as the B-21.
Whatever the mystery aircraft were, assuming they were not mis-identified B-2s, it can be asked: “Why now? Why fly such secret aircraft in unsecured airspace, where anyone with a reasonably good camera might be able to get a good look at them?”
Well, “black” aircraft do tend to go off-range at a certain point in their development, even before they’re disclosed. Base commanders back in the U-2 days were briefed about what to do if a “Dragon Lady” with trouble showed up unexpectedly, and F-117pilots reportedly carried letters from the TAC commander to facilitate hiding their “Black Jets” if they had to land somewhere else than TTR or Groom Lake. Whatever’s flying around out west, it may be far enough along that it has to “go on the road”. And it may well be politically advantageous to disclose such an aircraft’s existence, or at least hint at it.
But basically all we know right now is that there might well be something out there. There’s a big new hangar at Groom Lake that was built for something. So keep looking up!
'Last Man on the Moon' Documentary Brings Space Exploration Home
'Last Man on the Moon' Documentary Brings Space Exploration Home
By Calla Cofield, Space.com Staff Writer
On Dec. 14, 1972, Apollo 17 astronaut Gene Cernan became the last person (to date) to set foot on the lunar surface. The story of Cernan's NASA career, and the way it has shaped the rest of his life, is the subject of "Last Man on the Moon," a documentary directed by Mark Craig that opens in select theatres today (Feb. 26).
The story of NASA's Apollo program has been told many, many times in various movies and an almost uncountable number of books. The focus of these narratives tends to fall somewhere between delivering historic information about the program, and attempting to emotionally connect an audience to the people involved.
"Last Man on the Moon" steps away from that typical binary, and instead focuses on bringing the story of the Apollo program into the present day. For many people not old enough to personally remember Apollo and the moon landings, the events that transpired therein, however inspiring, are so distant that they often feel like fiction. It can be difficult to forge an emotional connection to the people who appear in the grainy NASA footage shot in the 1960s and 70s. "Last Man on the Moon" uses Cernan, now in his 80s, as a conduit between then and now. It focuses as much on his late-life reflections as it does on the events themselves. And by digging deep into this man's personal experiences and motivations, it succeeds at telling a very universal — and more importantly, very modern — story.
The opening scenes of "Last Man on the Moon" feature shots of Cernan, in the present day, wandering around a crowded rodeo in Texas, perusing cattle and watching the bull riders hang on for dear life. This is interspersed with historical footage of the Apollo 17 lunar module, in which Cernan was a passenger, touching down on the completely bare lunar surface. Thanks to some cinematic music and suspenseful pacing, the scene is exhilarating. This sequence emphasizes the wonder of the moon landing by reminding the audience that there were real people in that lander — including a man who now walks around on Earth, just like the rest of us.
There are many other sequences in the film that play out in this same fashion. We see Cernan vsit the neighborhood subdivision where he and his wife lived, along with most of the other Apollo astronauts and their families. We see him visit the graves of his friends who died in the Apollo 1 fire (the interview with Martha Horn Chaffee, whose husband Roger died in that fire, is absolutely gut wrenching). Sometimes other people see us better than we see ourselves, and some of the deepest insights in the movie come from Cernan's ex-wife, who at one point says, "If you think it's hard going to the moon, try staying behind." At a Q&A following a screening of the film in New York, Cernan said that until a few years ago, he hadn't comprehended how deeply his spaceflights affected her.
Another example of this type of then-and-now storytelling comes later in the film, following footage of multiple Apollo launches, including scenes from mission control at Johnson Space Center in Houston, and the launch facilities at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The audience once again sees Cernan in the present day, walking around the pad where the Apollo capsules were launched into space aboard Saturn V rockets. The facilities have been unused for years. The equipment is covered with rust, the ground is overrun by weeds, and Cernan's disappointment is deep. He says he wishes he hadn't come, that he doesn't want to remember it like this.
The story of Cernan's astronaut career would provide a perfectly interesting narrative by itself, one full of triumphs and tragedies. But the film doesn't lose its momentum once it passes through that time in Cernan's life (once again making a departure from many documentaries of this kind). The filmmakers place equal emphasis placed on what Cernan chose to do after that spaceflight heyday — how he came back to Earth. He makes late-life reflections about being a poor father and husband during his astronaut career (a sentiment echoed by some of the other former astronauts interviewed for the film). But the viewers also get to see how he tries to atone for those choices and be a better family man, while still leading a life that is intimately tied to his career as an astronaut.
The film is based on Cernan's book of the same name, and during the Q&A in New York, Cernan said he initially turned down the filmmakers' request to turn the story into a movie. He was persuaded when it became clear that the film was meant to tell the larger story of the Apollo program, particularly to young people who may not be familiar with it. For decades now, Cernan has worked as a public figure and advocate for space science and human space exploration. The film ends with him delivering an endorsement of NASA's Orion and SLS programs, and the agency's plan for a human mission to Mars.
Even if Cernan didn't want a movie made "about him," he is the reason this particular space documentary works so well. "Last Man on the Moon" works hard to link the young, fearless U.S. Air Force pilot who walked on the moon, to the old man who raises cattle in Texas; in doing so, it links the accomplishments and motivations of the Apollo program with current and future human spaceflight goals. The personal becomes universal, and one man's journey to the moon can be connected to the much larger story of humanity's desire to explore the cosmos.
Ayant eu à rédiger la synthèse de l’ouvrage Ovnis et conscience en décembre 2014, je me suis demandé récemment si, avec le recul, j’aurais aujourd’hui rédigé le même texte final. La réponse est oui. Avec ce recul, je me rends compte combien la contribution de Jean-Jacques Jaillat était essentielle. Son texte est court mais dense et il met très vite le doigt sur ce qui dans la problématique OVNI doit susciter le soupçon, à savoir son extrême proximité avec les arcanes de notre propre psyché :
« Non, le phénomène me paraît beaucoup plus proche de nous, humain, très humain… Mais devrais-je dire plutôt : trop humain ? Trop humain… pour être honnête… Trop humain pour l’être entièrement. Dirions-nous : participant à l’humain ? « Ils » nous connaissent trop bien pour nous être banalement extérieurs ».
Très vite, Jean-Jacques Jaillat fit le lien avec ce que nous connaissons du fonctionnement de l’inconscient, et par « fonctionnement » il faut d’abord entendre son mode d’expression spécifique : « Le phénomène ne manque pas non plus d’humour et de malice, comme, étrangement ( ?), notre inconscient, qu’il soit observé par Freud ou par Jung. Tout observateur attentionné du psychisme (y compris onirique) en est assuré. Jung ne nommait-il pas l’inconscient : « le filou »… ! »
L’inconscient, pour les psychanalystes, c’est effectivement « le filou », « le trompeur », le « sphinx aux énigmes », dirait Aimé Michel. Mais loin de se laisser emporter par un psycho-réductionnisme intenable, c’est avec une audace incroyable (qui avait suscité en moi admiration et enthousiasme), que Jean-Jacques avait opté pour l’idée d’un univers psychique symbiotiquement lié au nôtre, un monde conscientiel jumeau du nôtre et communiquant avec le monde humain par le canal de la conscience. Pour moi, aujourd’hui, cette vision des choses est juste à ceci près que cet univers-jumeau, ce « symbiote » est constitué par la partie non incarnée et transcendante de nous-mêmes. Cette solution avait été préparée par la contribution de Daniel Robin qui avait bien pris soin de distinguer les deux axes de la problématique : a) l’axe horizontal de notre monde conscientiel : notre univers phénoménal, son mécanisme apparent, ses lois, ses contraintes matérielles b) l’axe vertical des niveaux de conscience qui met en évidence le fait que l’axe horizontal (notre univers matériel) n’est qu’un certain plan de réalité défini par sa densité d’information, mais qu’il existe d’autres niveaux conscientiels.
C’est la contribution de Philippe Guillemant qui est alors décisive car elle nous décrit les étages du Réel dans une page qui restera pour moi la plus importante de toute l’histoire de l’ufologie, celle où partant de l’anima, il distingue le moi conscient puis le Soi supérieur, le tout chapeauté par l’Esprit. La contribution de Romuald Leterrier, en évoquant les expériences de transes chamaniques, nous a montré, quant à lui, que ces étages ne sont pas étanches et que les états modifiés de conscience permettent d’y accéder. Si l’on ajoute la contribution remarquable d’Eric Zurcher, qui pointe du doigt les problèmes épistémologiques posés par toute cette problématique, on comprendra maintenant avec le recul combien presque miraculeusement chaque contribution s’articule parfaitement aux autres. Avec ce recul, précisément, je dirais que seule manquait une contribution faisant le lien entre les visons rapportées par les experiencers de NDE et la phénoménologie OVNI, texte qu’un Jocelin Morrison aurait pu brillamment rédiger. Sans connaître la plupart d’entre nous, Fabrice Bonvin, qui est à l’origine du projet, avait donc constitué (à mon sens) un panel très équilibré et très complémentaire de chercheurs.
J’étais loin, au moment de rédiger la synthèse finale, d’avoir fait le lien entre le phénomène OVNI et notre propre transcendance, et pourtant je ne changerais pas un mot aujourd’hui à la conclusion de tout l’ouvrage :
« J’aurais mille fois préféré, en tant qu’amoureux sincère du travail de la science, que les OVNIS soient des vaisseaux interplanétaires provenant d’autres systèmes stellaires ou d’autres galaxies, que nos moyens de détections matériels aient pu finir par déceler et identifier. Mais ce n’est pas vers cette solution que nous pousse l’investigation portant sur ce phénomène. Sa nature est plus complexe et nous conduit à déduire l’existence d’une « noosphère » ou d’une Conscience globale aux multiples densités, connectée avec nous, dont nous ne représentons qu’un certain étage ».
Science and Philosophy in Ufology: Micah Hanks, UFO MODPOD, and Why the Hell is This Getting All Cerebral?
Science and Philosophy in Ufology: Micah Hanks, UFO MODPOD, and Why the Hell is This Getting All Cerebral?
In the latest episode of Rogueplanet's "UFO MODPOD" podcast, Micah Hanks was interviewed by hosts Jason McClellan, Maureen Elsberry and Ryan Sprague. As usual, it was a terrific and entertaining episode, and Hanks raised a few interesting questions regarding science and philosophy. Citing a quote that claims the "death of philosophy" made by the famous scientist, Stephen Hawking, Hanks ponders whether science can progress without philosophy.
While Hanks raised a few interesting questions, one question came to my mind the next day that was touched on but never truly addressed in the episode.
Which discipline benefits the study of UFOs more; science or philosophy?
It's an interesting question when we really examine the reality of studying the UFO phenomenon.
We begin and end where Ufology lives; with the investigation of a sighting or close encounter. Is there really anything more? We can argue over hypothetical flying saucer engines, alien biology and trans-dimensional travel all we want- science and philosophy, like any other academic discipline here, is impotent. These concepts, ideas and mechanics are all speculation better left to authors of science fiction than to the scientists and philosophers of today. What do we truly KNOW in regards to the study of UFOs? People see strange things in the sky that they cannot explain in a given moment; in other words, the investigation sightings and close encounters.
In a previous post, I claimed that photographic and/or video evidence is generally (and the stress here is on "generally" as exceptions may exist, see the post) moot in dealing with UFO sightings/close encounters. The reasoning for this claim is that since any photo or video can be reproduced, they can be debunked as being "man-made." Evidence for UFO sightings and/or close encounters must now dwell in other realms that are unable to be reproduced by debunkers. Since, let's be honest, trace evidence or other types of physical evidence remain scarce and are only present in a very few cases, the vast majority of sightings (probably 99%) come down to witness testimony. From a scientific perspective, witness testimony is not exactly objective. While credibility of a witness can be extremely high, scientific method requires more than "someone's word."
The "truth" of witness testimony really exists in two places. First, it exists in the mind of the witness. They claim they saw something, whether they believe it or not, what they saw lives within their own consciousness. Secondly, it exists within the mind of the person receiving the testimony. In the case of Ufology, it is typically an investigator "hearing the story". The investigator must then make a decision, to believe the witness or not. Science is useless here.
Can philosophy help? Yes, and no. Philosophy is able to provide a better understanding of the cultural, linguistic and sociological world our witness exists in. In other words, philosophy may be better able to establish the social biases and cultural zeitgeist the witness dwells in based upon the cultural reality they were born into and live. Will this establish "Truth?" That depends on who you ask.
Ask a scientist, they'd say "No." According to science, "truth" is not relative to a given time or place. "Truth" is true beyond cultural constructs, zeitgeist or other relativistic ideologies. Ask a philosopher, and you'll get two answers. One philosopher might agree with the scientist that "truth" extends beyond culture and society- that "truth" is true in "all possible worlds", that is, it is universal. Ask another philosopher and they'd say to the scientist and the previous philosopher, "prove it." How can one prove that "truth" is true outside of cultural or social context since every single thinking being exists within culture and society? How can we argue for an objective reality when all our realities are governed by our current relativistic zeitgeist? Can we escape the cultural consciousness we've existed in for our entire lives? How can one establish "universal truth" when our thoughts, identities and minds exist within a subjective reality (language being one, for example)?
Science, while lovely, is useless in establishing the validity of UFO sightings and close encounters as the vast majority rest upon the testimony of a witness. Philosophy, while able to potentially understand where "the witness is coming from," is also unable to "prove" that a witness's testimony is true.
What is the future of Ufology? I have no idea. What I do know, however, is that a degree in Chemistry, Physics, or Engineering is no more useful than a degree in Philosophy, Critical Theory or Cultural Studies when it comes to the study of UFOs.
Hanks and the UFO MODPOD team really opened a can of worms here. The real question doesn't balance upon whether science and philosophy can coexist; the actual question is whether Ufology can exist within the balance? If science and philosophy are useless in the current study of UFOs, then what the hell are we doing? Shit.
Aliens Aren’t Coming! They Are Among Us And Most Of Them Are Either Dentists Or Lawyers…
Aliens Aren’t Coming! They Are Among Us And Most Of Them Are Either Dentists Or Lawyers…
The video shows that the Alens aren’t coming, they are already hear. They are among us and most of them are dentist, lawyer or other jobs.
There are some one hundred sixty (160) or more known types of Aliens visiting our world (Earth) at the present time, these are the most commonly seen types: Greys, type one – The Rigelians from the Rigel Star system and are approximately four feet tall, with a large head containing large slanted eyes, who worship technology and DON’T CARE ABOUT US. The type popularized in the “Communion” book by Strieber. They need vital secretions for their survival, which they are getting from us (earthlings).
Greys, type two – Come from the Zeta Reticulae 1 & 2 solar systems. Same general appearance as a type one, although they have a different finger arrangement and a slightly different face. These Greys are more sophisticated then the type ones. They possess a degree of common sense and are somewhat passive. They don’t require the secretions that the type ones due.
Greys, type three – Simple cloning form of types one and two above. Their lips are thinner (or no lips). They are subservient to the type one and two Greys above.
This clip posted on YouTube and was viewed more than 132.000 times. One user said: “I can tell u aliens arent still traveling to earth there already here.”
Other added: “Millions of people say they saw something, They can’t all be lying, its statistically impossible. Something is going on.”
But others don’t believe that. One user wrote: “I don’t believe in this but I’m sure we’re not alone”. And other added: “they are not here and they are not coming anytime soon….get over it.”
Energy Orb Caught On Security Cam In Colorado, Feb 26, 2016, UFO Sightings Daily.
Energy Orb Caught On Security Cam In Colorado, Feb 26, 2016, UFO Sightings Daily
Date of sighting: February 26, 2016 Location of sighting: Longmont, Colorado, USA News source: MUFON #74805 This energy orb was caught on a infrared cam. Infrared catches spectrums of light that the human eye cannot see. Its often used by paranormal ghost hunters. This object isn't really long, but is just moving so fast that it appears stretched out. Its probably orb or oval shaped. Colorado is famous for its white glowing UFOs, some as big as a 727, and the eyewitnesses of these orbs number in the thousands just in the first 2 months of 2016. Scott C. Waring www.ufosightingsdaily.com Eyewitness states: Found this on one on my surveillance camera. I have no idea... winter, no birds, insects or bats. My house faces north and south... field behind me. The light went from west to east.
UFO In Daytime Over San Antonio, Texas On Feb 2016, Video, UFO Sighting News.
UFO In Daytime Over San Antonio, Texas On Feb 2016, Video, UFO Sighting News.
Date of sighting: February 2016 Location of sighting: San Antonio, Texas, USA Here is an interesting catch by SAUFOTX of Youtube. It does look like its moving and its a different color than the clouds around it. Another fake cloud hologram surrounding a UFO. Nice catch by Texas UFO researchers. Scott C. Waring www.ufosightingsdaily.com Eyewitness states: U.F.O Saucer Craft was captured Camouflage its self using the clouds as cover over San Antonio,Texas... On this particular day a heavy storm had passed over head..I was observing the clouds when i notice a strange looking cloud like a fuzzy distortion around that area....I decided to take a photo of it using an LG cellphone...That's when i notice it appear to be a Saucer Shape U.F.O and was moving..So i began to record the sighting..When zooming in a glow and a shadow could be seen underneath it.I was able to capture it as was moving erratic.(used the top of the buildings as reference points).After some time it began to fade away and was gone...I was not sure what i had witness that morning..It was until later after analyzing video i realized...It was a Huge U.F.O using Camouflage Technology..In my opinion it is no Cloud/Aircraft/Drone/Weather Balloon..
CIA Files Reveal Hidden UFO Sightings That Could Be Bigger Than Roswell
CIA Files Reveal Hidden UFO Sightings That Could Be Bigger Than Roswell
CIA files, which appear to be a top secret from the 1950s, reportedly expose an explosive truth about alien UFOs visiting Earth.
The documents have details of encounters with flying saucers and aliens. Stunned witnesses describe unusual craft moving fast through the skies. Others mention meetings with shadowy figures or noises in space.
If proven true, the accounts are as incredible as, or even more amazing than the alleged alien crash at Roswell.
The 1952 file includes Oskar Linke’s sworn testimony. Linke was the mayor of Gleimershausen in Germany. He claimed to have spotted two entities in shiny metallic clothing, and one of the two had a glowing lamp on his body.
Next to the two was a massive object that resembled a huge frying pan, which the two climbed when Oskar’s daughter called out to him.
He said the object ascended in a horizontal position, turned toward a neighbouring town, and then vanished above the heights and forests.
He went to the place where the object had been when he saw it. He was surprised to discover a circular opening in the ground that seemed to be freshly dug.
The file indicates that many other residents in the same area later claimed they saw a comet-like object at the time.
Another file from the same year depicts two fiery disks lurking above a uranium mine, which was then the Belgian Congo.
The two mysterious things glided in elegant curves, the witness described. It then made a stop in mid-air and took off in a zig-zag manner.
Commander Pierre flew after the disks from an airfield in Elisabethville, now known as Lubumbashi. Pierre, who was known to be a dependable airman, estimated their speed to be around 900mph. He also provided a sketch of the two UFOs.
One more report from that year is from May, which involved a bizarre object that emitted flashes of light over Barcelona. Valentin Garcia, the journalist witness, said his office was flooded with many phone calls from people who claimed to see the same object.
Several different witnesses reported similar sightings above Casblanca in Morocco, Algiers in Tunisia, Meknes, and Taorirt.
To See Deep into Space, Start Deep Underground (Op-Ed)
To See Deep into Space, Start Deep Underground (Op-Ed)
By Constance Walter, Sanford Underground Research Facility
Constance Walter is the communications director for the Sanford Underground Research Facility. She explores the stars vicariously through the physics experiments running nearly a mile underground in the former Homestake Gold Mine. She contributed this article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.
In 1969, Neil Armstrong fired my imagination when he took "a giant leap" onto the moon. I was 11 years old as I watched him take that first step, and like millions around the world, I was riveted to the screen. Today I wonder how I would have reacted if the news anchor had simply described this incredible moment. Would I have been so excited? So inspired? So eager to learn more? I don't think so. It was seeing the story unfold that made it magical, that pulled me into the story.
How we see the world impacts how we view it: That first glimpse of outer space sparked an interest in science. And although I didn't become a scientist, I found a career in science, working with researchers at Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota, explaining the abstract and highly complex physics experiments in ways the rest of us can appreciate. It isn't always easy. Ever heard of neutrinoless double-beta decay? Probably not. If I told you this rare form of nuclear decay could go a long way in helping us understand some of the mysteries of the universe, would you get the picture? Maybe. The words are important, but an illustration or animation might give you a better idea.
Kathryn Jepsen, editor-in-chief of the physics magazine Symmetry, captured this need for the visual in this way: In trying to create images for her readers, she is never sure if her intent is what readers "see" in their mind's eye — so she works with illustrators, videographers and photographers to create the images she wants them to see. "Videos and animations show them exactly what we want to get across," Jepsen said.
And such visualizations can be profound. Take a look at this operatic animation from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Created using simulations run on the supercomputers at the National Center of Computational Sciences, it shows the expected operation of the ITER fusion reactor. The video clearly outlines the objectives of the experiment, but the animation allows greater understanding as to how the fusion reactor could be used to create energy.
Digging deep into science bedrock
The Sanford Lab has many stories to tell: complex research experiments, a Nobel Prize, and a 126-year history as a mine, to name a few. We write stories for a newsletter called Deep Thoughts, the Sanford Lab website and other publications. But we don't rely solely on words. Photographs and video play a big role in how we present the lab to the world.
Researchers at Sanford Lab go deep underground to try to answer some of the most challenging physics questions about the universe. What is the origin of matter? What is dark matter and how do we know it exists? What are the properties of neutrinos? Going deep underground may help them answer these fundamental questions about the universe. [Where Is All the Dark Energy and Dark Matter?]
Here's how: Hold out your hand. On the Earth's surface, thousands of cosmic rays pass through it every day. But nearly a mile underground, where these big physics experiments operate, it's more than a million times quieter. The rock acts as a natural shield, blocking most of the radiation that can interfere with sensitive physics experiments. It turns out Sanford Lab is particularly suited to large physics experiments for another reason — the hard rock of the former Homestake Gold Mine is perfect for excavating the large caverns needed for big experiments.
From 1876 to 2001, miners pulled more than 40 million ounces of gold and 9 million ounces of silver from the mine. In the beginning they mined with pickaxes, hammers and shovels — often in the dark with only candles for light. As they dug deeper, they brought wagons and mules underground to haul ore. Some animals were born, raised and died without ever seeing the sunshine. By the early 1900s, Homestake was using locomotives, drills and lights. By the early 1980s, the mine reached 8,000 feet, becoming the deepest gold mine in North America, with tunnels and drifts pocketing 370 miles of underground. At its heyday, Homestake employed nearly 2,000 people, but as gold prices plummeted and operation costs soared, the company began decreasing operations and reducing staff.
Finally, in 2001, the Barrick Gold Corp., which owned the mine, closed the facility. Five years later, the company donated the property to South Dakota for use as an underground laboratory. That same year, philanthropist T. Denny Sanford donated $70 million to the project. Since then, the state has committed more than $45 million in funds to the project. Early on, South Dakota received a $10 million Community Development Block Grant to help rehabilitate the aging facility.
Part of the glamor of using Homestake to build a deep underground science laboratory was its history as a physics landmark. Starting in the mid-1960s, nuclear chemist Ray Davis operated his solar neutrino experiment 4,850 feet underground (designated the 4850 Level) of Homestake mine. Using a 100,000-gallon tank full of perchloroethylene (fluid used in dry cleaning), Davis looked for interactions between neutrinos and the chlorine atoms, believing they would change into argon atoms.
Far from the mining activity, Davis worked for nearly three decades to prove the theory developed with his collaborator John Bahcall, professor of astrophysics in the School of Natural Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. The two proposed that the mysteries of the sun could be examined by measuring the number of neutrinos arriving on Earth from the sun. By the 1970s, Davis proved the theory worked; however, there was a slight problem: Davis found only one-third of the neutrinos predicted based on the standard solar and particle physics model. This led to the solar neutrino problem.
"The solar neutrino problem caused great consternation among physicists and astrophysicists," Davis said years later. "My opinion in the early years was that something was wrong with the standard solar model; many physicists thought there was something wrong with my experiment."
Scientists at underground laboratories around the world wanted an answer to this riddle. Eventually, the mystery was solved by researchers in two separate experiments: one at SNOLab in Canada, the other at the Super-Kamiokande Collaboration in. As it turns out, neutrinos are pretty tricky characters, changing "flavors" as they travel through space, oscillating between electron, muon and tau neutrinos. Davis's detector was only able to see the electron neutrino.
In 2002, Davis's groundbreaking research earned him the Nobel Prize in Physics — energizing physicists to lobby for a laboratory on the hallowed ground at the abandoned Homestake Mine. (This year, Takaaki Kajita of Super-Kamiokande and Arthur McDonald of SNOLab shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for their discoveries of neutrino oscillation.)
A one-of-a-kind (incredibly deep) hole
Because of the site's rich physics history and unique structure, South Dakota and many scientists lobbied to have a billion-dollar deep underground laboratory at the mine, as deep as 7,400 feet — and in 2007 the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) selected it as the preferred site for a proposed Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL).
But in 2010, the National Science Board decided not to fund further design of DUSEL. Physicists, citizens and politicians immediately began seeking other funding sources, and in 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), through the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, agreed to support ongoing science operations at Sanford Lab, while investigating how to use the underground research facility for other longer-term experiments.
Today, Sanford Lab hosts three large physics experiments nearly a mile underground on the 4850 Level.
The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) experiment, is looking for dark matter, which makes up most of the matter in the universe, but has yet to be detected. We can't see or touch dark matter, but we know it exists because of its gravitational effects on galaxies and clusters of galaxies. Scientists with LUX use a vessel filled with one-third of a ton of liquid xenon, hoping that when a weekly interacting massive particle, or WIMP, strikes a xenon atom, detectors will recognize the signature. In October 2013, after an initial run of 80 days, LUX was named the most sensitive dark-matter detector in the world. [Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Mystery Explained: A Reader's Guide (Infographic)]
The Majorana experimentbrings us back to that obscure-sounding neutrinoless double-beta decay. Neutrinos, among the most abundant particles in the universe, are often called "ghost" particles because they pass through matter like it isn't there. Scientists with the Majorana experiment hope to spot the rare neutrinoless double-beta decay phenomenon, which could reveal if neutrinos are their own antiparticles.
The answer to this question could help us understand why humans — and, indeed, the universe — exist. Majorana needs an environment so clean it was built almost entirely out of copper, electroformed deep underground, and it uses dozens of detectors made of enriched germanium crystals (76Ge) in its quest. The detectors are built in an ultraclean "glove box," which is purged periodically with nitrogen gas, to ensure not even a single speck of dust will touch the highly sensitive detectors. When completed, the strings of detectors are placed inside a copper vessel that goes into a layered shield for extra protection against the environment.
CASPAR (Compact Accelerator System for Performing Astrophysical Research) researchers are studying the nuclear processes in stars. Essentially, the goal is to create the same reactions that happen in stars a bit "older" than our sun. If researchers can do that, it could help complete the picture of how the elements in our universe are built. The experiment is undergoing calibration tests and will go online in early 2016.
But can you see the science?
Do you have a picture in your mind of each of these experiments? Is it the right picture? It's not easy. Writers want the public to clearly understand why the science is important. And so we look for images that will complement our stories.
Matt Kapust is the creative services developer at Sanford Lab (the two of us make up the entire communications team). Since 2009, Kapust has been documenting the conversion of the mine into a world-leading research laboratory, using photography and video to record each stage of construction and outfitting.
"Video is one of the most important tools we have in our tool belt," Kapust said. "As content developers, we need to find creative ways to explain esoteric science concepts to mainstream audiences in ways that get them excited about science."
Film is important for other reasons, as well. "Massive science projects like the ones we have at Sanford Lab are not privately funded, they are not corporate run," Kapust said. "They are funded by the public and need public support. Film's mass appeal allows us to tell the stories in new ways and generate that widespread support."
Sanford Lab receives $15 million year for operations each year from the DOE. In addition to the $40 million given to support the lab in 2007, South Dakota recently gave the lab nearly $4 million for upgrades to one of the shafts. The individual experiments receive millions of dollars in funding from NSF and DOE, and a proposed future experiment, the Long Baseline Neutrino Facility and associated Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (LBNF/DUNE) is expected to cost $1 billion. All of this comes from taxpayers. And they want to know where their money is going — and why.
Our stories, if we do them right, create excitement and spur the public's collective imagination — I mean, we're talking about possibly discovering the origins of the universe! When you think about it in those terms, a picture — or video — could be worth a million words, or a billion dollars.
Nailing down neutrinos
Kapust points to that billion-dollar experiment as an example. LBNF/DUNE, currently in the planning stages, will be an internationally designed, coordinated and funded collaboration that will attempt to unlock the mysteries of the neutrino.
Billions of neutrinos pass through our bodies every second. Billions. They are formed in nuclear reactors, the sun (a huge nuclear reactor) and other stars, supernovae and cosmic rays as they strike the Earth's atmosphere.
In particular, researchers with LBNF/DUNE want to more fully understand neutrino oscillations, determine the mass of these ghostly particles, and solve the mystery of the matter/antimatter imbalance in the universe. To do this, they will follow the world's highest-intensity neutrino beam as it travels 800 miles through the Earth, from Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois, to four massive detectors on the 4850 Level of Sanford Lab. And should a star go supernova while the experiment is running, the researchers could learn a lot more.
LBNF/DUNE will be one of the largest international megascience experiments to ever occur on U.S. soil. The sheer scale of the experiment is mind-boggling.
For example, the detectors are filled with 13 million gallons of liquid argon, an element used in the SNOLab experiment that discovered neutrino oscillation. And more than 800,000 tons of rock will be excavated to create three caverns — two for the detectors and one for utilities. Each cavern will be nearly the length of two football fields.
That will require a lot of blasting, and engineers at Sanford Lab want to document the test blasts for a couple of reasons: They want a graphic representation of what the blast will look like and they hope to catch any visual appearance of dust going down the drift. The huge experiment is being built near existing experiments and dust could have a negative impact. Capturing the event on video could help them determine better ways to blast the rock to route the dust away from other sensitive physics experiments. As the experiment moves forward, our team will document each stage. We can't bring visitors underground, but we can show them our progress.
Katie Yurkewicz, head of communications at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), said, "If words are our only tools, it can be extremely difficult (if not impossible) to get people to that 'Aha!' moment of understanding. Video and animations are invaluable in communicating those complex construction and physics topics."
In our field, it's important to seek the expertise and interest of other communicators and the media. "We often rely on documentary filmmakers, news organizations and public broadcasting to help us tell our stories," Kapust said, citing RAW Science, the BBC and South Dakota Public Broadcasting among those entities. "It's important for us to be able to work with these groups because we have limited resources. We need the assistance and networking opportunities they offer."
In May 2015, a team from PRI's Science Friday arrived at Sanford Lab to do a story about LUX and the search for dark matter. The team spent three days filming underground and on the surface. They interviewed scientists, students and administrators. The story was told on radio, of course, but the program also included a 17-minute video on Science Friday's website. The radio program used sound, tone and words to great effect. But the video takes viewers onto the cage and down the shaft, into a modern, well-lit laboratory, and on a locomotive ride through the dark caverns of the underground. (Science Friday submitted the video for competition in the RAW Science Film Festival, which takes place Dec. 4-5 in Los Angeles.)
Setting the scenes
Producing film at Sanford Lab isn't easy. Trips underground require careful planning, and even a trip action plan, part of a log that keeps track of everyone working underground. Should an emergency arise, the underground will be evacuated; the log ensures everyone gets to the surface safely. Because we are required to spend a lot of time underground, we undergo regular safety training that adds up to several hours a year.
For every trip, we don restrictive clothing — hardhats as a safety measure and coveralls to keep dust from our clothing — then take an 11-minute ride in a dark cage, or elevator, to laboratories nearly a mile down. We lug our heavy lighting, sound and camera equipment with us, and shoot video in tight spaces. If we forget something, we can't turn around and go back — the cage only runs at certain times of the day. Bringing our lunch is a definite must. Once underground, we enter the cart wash area, where we remove our coveralls, don clean hardhats, and clean all of the equipment with alcohol wipes — we don't want to bring any dirt into the lab. Finally, we put booties over our shoes, then enter the laboratory area. One big perk? There's an espresso machine and a panini press.
Recently, we did a story about the innermost portion of the six-layered shield around the Majorana Demonstrator project. The shield gives the experiment extra protection from the radiation that permeates through the surrounding rock, especially radon, which can create noise in the experiment. The inner shield is special — it was made with ultrapure electroformed copper grown on the 4850 Level of Sanford Lab. We interviewed physicist Vincent Guiseppe, the mastermind behind the shield, inside the deeply buried class-100 clean room where all the work is done. Despite our precautions, we couldn't go into the clean room without putting on a "bunny suit": Tyvek clothing that includes a hood, booties, two pairs of gloves and a face mask, and we had to maneuver carefully as the research continued around us. It was a challenge, but it was worth it to get the story and a stunning image of the shield.
While the lunar landing inspired my generation to look to the cosmos — and inspired me to want to fly to distant planets, see the Milky Way from a distant galaxy, and learn the secrets of the universe — none of us expected to be looking up from nearly a mile underground. But with the right mix of sights and stories, science is inspiring a new generation, while searching for answers to universal questions using tools that are only now reaching for the stars.
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Pluto's Mysterious 4 Mile Wide Circle Inside Of Crater
Pluto's Mysterious 4 Mile Wide Circle Inside Of Crater
Published on Feb 27, 2016
This one has fascinated me since I first saw Keith Laney's version of it on his website http://www.thehiddenmission.com during Richard C. Hoagland's radio show I was a guest member of the imaging panel on. Since then I have came across it again and wanted to share it with you all and get your take on it. We joked about it looking like a huge radio telescope similar to the new one being finished in China called the FAST telescope. I make these videos for you all and would LOVE to hear what you think this is? I tried to keep it short and sweet. The full NASA image has a lot of anomalies in it and if you let your eyes adjust to this whole image it will blow your mind. The focus is on the circular area inside the crater. What about you? What do you think it looks like or could be? WUITS Article w/ Enhanced Images: http://whatsupinthesky.com/index.php/...
"There are obviously the reddish and brownish tones of colors, but near the lower border we can clearly see a bluish/turquoise tone," Petricca told Space.com in an email.
Normally, during an eclipse, sunlight that manages to reach the surface of the moon is scattered as it passes through Earth's atmosphere, resulting in the reddish colors seen on the lunar surface. The bluish tone comes from sunlight passing through the Earth's ozone layer.
The image is an integration of 100 (on 200) shots with my Reflex Camera Canon 700D combined with a Samyang Catadrioptic 500mm f/6.3 Lens.
Editor's note: If you have an amazing skywatching photo you'd like to share with us and our news partners for a possible story or image gallery, send images and comments in to managing editor Tariq Malik at email@example.com.
Hillary Clinton with Laurance Rockefeller at the JY Ranch, Jackson Hole, Wyo., August 21, 1995. Clinton is carrying the book Are We Alone: Philosophical Implications of the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life by Paul Davies.
(Photo: National Archives)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recently made unusual comments regarding the existence of extraterrestrials during an editorial board meeting with New Hampshire’s Conway Daily Sun. “Yes, I’m going to get to the bottom of it,” said Ms. Clinton when questioned on the subject by reporter Daymond Steer. “I think we may have been visited already. We don’t know for sure.”
Ms. Clinton also indicated that her campaign chairman John Podesta had great interest in the UFO phenomenon. “He has made me personally pledge we are going to get the information out,” said Mr. Clinton. “One way or another. Maybe we could have, like, a task force to go to Area 51.”
Mr. Podesta, who served as chief of staff to President Bill Clinton and advisor to President Barack Obama, has a spoken publicly about the issue in the past. “It’s time to open the books on questions that have remained in the dark, on the question of government investigations of UFOs. It’s time to find out what the truth really is that’s out there,” said Mr. Podesta during a news conference at the National Press Club in 2002. “We ought to do it, really, because it’s right, because the American people, quite frankly, can handle the truth, and we ought to do it because it’s the law.”
To get a sense of the history behind Ms. Clinton’s statements, the Observer spoke to D.C.-based extraterrestrial lobbyist and head of the Paradigm Research Group (PRG), Stephen Bassett, who we interviewed last September and who was recently profiled in The Washington Post.
What was your initial reaction to Hillary Clinton’s remarks to the Conway Daily Sun?
Throughout 2007, PRG worked to bring the Rockefeller Initiative and the extraterrestrial presence issue into the presidential campaign. This effort failed to draw out Senator Clinton, but may have helped to generate questions asked at the October 30 Democratic primary debate in Philadelphia of Congressman Kucinich, Senator Obama and Governor Richardson.
Eight years later, Secretary Clinton’s remarks in New Hampshire represent a breakthrough moment in American political history. Twenty-three years after her husband’s administration was engaged by Laurance Rockefeller to release all UFO documents in government files and grant amnesty to government witnesses, Secretary Clinton has finally spoken to the extraterrestrial presence issue.
Daymond Steer’s questions marked an important milestone, but it is only the beginning of the questions that need to be asked and will be asked of Secretary Clinton and all the presidential candidates.
Is there a chance these comments were meant as a joke?
The nature of the now-institutionalized truth embargo on the extraterrestrial presence issue is such, that however serious you might be, you must smile when you speak to the subject.
Anyone with an ounce of political sense would understand that no chairman of the leading candidate (John Podesta) and no former president and spouse of that candidate (President Clinton), during a campaign that will ultimately spend as much as $2 billion dollars of donated money, is going to publicly speak to the UFO/extraterrestrial phenomena issue—that is, unless they have to. If they smile and dance a bit in the process, that is to be expected.
Were you pleased with how the media picked up the story?
The media response to the Daily Sun story has been extensive. A review of various Google search listings indicates coverage by as many as 250 foreign language venues, 200 local U.S. radio/television stations and over 100 English language venues. It is notable, however, TheNew York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times didn’t cover this story and the Drudge Report did not link to it. PRG found this to be both remarkable and disappointing.
What is your ideal scenario for the media’s approach to the truth embargo and disclosure?
Simple. More reporters, including some from top tier political media, ask Secretary Clinton direct questions about the Rockefeller Initiative and her involvement therein. She provides serious answers, hopefully without smile or smirk. This triggers more questions to President Clinton, John Podesta, Governor Bill Richardson, Secretary Leon Panetta, Mack McLarty and Webster Hubbell. These gentlemen give truthful and serious responses. This triggers another round of questions directed to the Pentagon, CIA and the U.S. Air Force, along with questions to the private principals of the Rockefeller Initiative.
What about responses from other presidential candidates?
There has been no response, which raises a most interesting question. Since 1993, the Republican Party and many conservative media venues have been well aware of the Clinton team’s connection to the UFO/ET issue. Despite intense partisan hatred for the Clintons, the Republican candidates and conservative media have never used that connection to gain political advantage.
If the extraterrestrial presence issue was completely without merit, it is inconceivable this would be the case. This would lead one to conclude the very truth of the matter prevents such partisan attacks.
Do you think Hillary Clinton’s history regarding the Rockefeller Initiative factored into her statement?
Of course it did. It is the primary reason she is commenting at all. The same goes for John Podesta and [former] President Clinton.
How does Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta tie into all this?
It is PRG’s view, John Podesta is the central figure in the unfolding events leading to a Disclosure event under a Democratic president. He is the only Rockefeller Initiative principal who has served President Clinton (advisor, chief of staff), President Obama (transition chairman, advisor) and Secretary Clinton (advisor, campaign chairman).
In 2002 and 2003 Mr. Podesta called for the release of UFO documents in government files. In 2010, he reiterated this theme in a foreword to the book UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record by Leslie Kean. He was featured in the 2011 documentary Secret Access: UFOs on the Record. In 2015, Mr. Podesta also issued provocative Twitter messages well covered by national and international media.
Are there any other figures from the Clinton administration or Hillary Clinton’s campaign that were involved with the Rockefeller Initiative?
PRG possesses documents confirming President Clinton, Hillary Clinton, John Podesta, Webster Hubbell, the late Dr. John Gibbons and the late Congressman Steven Schiff were directly involved. PRG is also quite certain Chiefs of Staff Leon Panetta and Mack McLarty, Secretary Bill Richardson and Vice President Al Gore were aware of the Rockefeller Initiative. In addition, there were 16 private citizens involved, 12 of which are still living.
Why has it taken so long for this issue to be brought into an election?
The government-imposed truth embargo conceived between 1947 and 1953 that remains in effect to this day, although much weakened, has been very successful. The only president to have brought the issue up during his campaign was Jimmy Carter in 1976. I was the first balloted congressional candidate to speak to the issue in 2002. Dr. Joseph Buchman was the second balloted congressional candidate to do so in 2008.
There is good analogy for this. For 51 years, the U.S. government imposed an embargo on the nation of Cuba. Most Americans knew there was an island south of the Florida keys called Cuba; they just couldn’t go there. Now they can. All of which is to say President Obama has one more embargo to end before he leaves office.
Would you say Hillary Clinton is the best candidate to ensure the full disclosure of extraterrestrial activity on Earth?
Yes, due to the historical connection to the issue.
In a previous interview with the Observer, you said “Barack Obama will be the disclosure president.” Do you still believe that?
Yes. The American people should not have to wait one more day for the truth embargo to end. No one knows who will be the next president or what they will do when they enter the White House. Therefore, PRG seeks the embargoes end now, meaning Barack Obama will be the disclosure president.
What are you and your organization doing now to continue this fight for disclosure?
Not a fight—an advocacy process. One should not pick fights with nuclear powers. PRG will continue to inform the political media and the U.S Congress regarding the Rockefeller Initiative, the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure and the need for new, comprehensive congressional hearings. PRG will put particular emphasis on Secretary Clinton and the other presidential candidates. PRG is also seeking opportunities to address the subject on any and all network and cable news talk shows.
Robin Seemangal focuses on NASA and advocacy for space exploration. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, where he currently resides. Find him on Instagram for more space-related content: @not_gatsby
Controversial 5,500-Year-Old Sumerian Star Map Of Ancient Nineveh Reveals Observation Of Köfels’ Impact Event
Controversial 5,500-Year-Old Sumerian Star Map Of Ancient Nineveh Reveals Observation Of Köfels’ Impact Event
MessageToEagle.com – Did ancient Sumerians observe and record the impact of the Aten asteroid over 5,000 years ago?
For over 150 years scientists have tried to solve the mystery of a controversial cuneiform clay tablet that indicates the so-called Köfel’s impact event was observed in ancient times.
The circular stone-cast tablet was recovered from the 650 BC underground library of King Ashurbanipal in Nineveh, Iraq in the late 19th century.
Long thought to be an Assyrian tablet, computer analysis has matched it with the sky above Mesopotamia in 3300 BC and proves it to be of much more ancient Sumerian origin.
The tablet is an “Astrolabe,” the earliest known astronomical instrument. It consists of a segmented, disk-shaped star chart with marked units of angle measure inscribed upon the rim.
The Ashurbanipal library was the first of its kind in history. The king collected as many clay tablets, containing various sources of knowledge, in this library. It had thousands upon thousands of pieces, a lot of which are housed at the London and various other museums around the world.
Unfortunately considerable parts of the planisphere on this tablet are missing (approximately 40%), damage which dates to the sacking of Nineveh. The reverse of the tablet is not inscribed.
Still under study by modern scholars, the cuneiform tablet in the British Museum collection No K8538 (known as “the Planisphere”) provides extraordinary proof for the existence of sophisticated Sumerian astronomy.
The controversial cuneiform clay tablet has been translated for the first time.
Raising a storm in archaeological circles, they re-translated the cuneiform text and assert the tablet records an ancient asteroid strike, the Köfels’ Impact, which struck Austria sometime around 3100 BC.
The giant landslide centred at Köfels in Austria is 500m thick and five kilometres in diameter and has long been a mystery since geologists first looked at it in the 19th century.
The conclusion drawn by research in the middle 20th century was that it must be due to a very large meteor impact because of the evidence of crushing pressures and explosions.
But this view lost favor as a much better understanding of impact sites developed in the late 20th century.
In the case of Köfels there is no crater, so to modern eyes it does not look as an impact site should look. However, the evidence that puzzled the earlier researchers remains unexplained by the view that it is just another landslide.
So what is the connection between the sophisticated Sumerian star chart discovered in the underground library in Nineveh and mysterious impact that took place in Austria?
The Sumerian star map shows people observed and recorded Köfels’ impact more than 5,500 years ago.
Examination of the clay tablet reveals that it is an astronomical work as it has drawings of constellations on it and the text has known constellation names. It has attracted a lot of attention but in over a hundred years nobody has come up with a convincing explanation as to what it is.
With modern computer programs that can simulate trajectories and reconstruct the night sky thousands of years ago the researchers have established what the Planisphere tablet refers to. It is a copy of the night notebook of a Sumerian astronomer as he records the events in the sky before dawn on the 29 June 3123 BC (Julian calendar).
Half the tablet records planet positions and cloud cover, the same as any other night, but the other half of the tablet records an object large enough for its shape to be noted even though it is still in space.
The astronomers made an accurate note of its trajectory relative to the stars, which to an error better than one degree is consistent with an impact at Köfels.
The observation suggests the asteroid is over a kilometer in diameter and the original orbit about the Sun was an Aten type, a class of asteroid that orbit close to the earth, that is resonant with the Earth’s orbit.
This trajectory explains why there is no crater at Köfels. The in coming angle was very low (six degrees) and means the asteroid clipped a mountain called Gamskogel above the town of Längenfeld, 11 kilometers from Köfels, and this caused the asteroid to explode before it reached its final impact point. As it traveled down the valley it became a fireball, around five kilometers in diameter (the size of the landslide).
Around 700 BC an Assyrian scribe in the Royal Place at Nineveh made a copy of one of the most important documents in the royal collection.
Two and a half thousand years later it was found by Henry Layard in the remains of the palace library. It ended up in the British Museum’s cuneiform clay tablet collection as catalogue No. K8538 (also called “the Planisphere”), where it has puzzled scholars for over a hundred and fifty years. In this monograph Bond and Hempsell provide the first comprehensive translation of the tablet, showing it to be a contemporary Sumerian observation of an Aten asteroid over a kilometre in diameter that impacted Köfels in Austria in the early morning of 29th June 3123 BC. Read more
When it hit Köfels it created enormous pressures that pulverized the rock and caused the landslide but because it was no longer a solid object it did not create a classic impact crater.
Mark Hempsell, discussing the Köfels event, said: “Another conclusion can be made from the trajectory. The back plume from the explosion (the mushroom cloud) would be bent over the Mediterranean Sea re-entering the atmosphere over the Levant, Sinai, and Northern Egypt.
“The ground heating though very short would be enough to ignite any flammable material – including human hair and clothes. It is probable more people died under the plume than in the Alps due to the impact blast.”
In other words, the remarkable ancient star map shows that the Sumerians made an observation of an Aten asteroid over a kilometer in diameter that impacted Köfels in Austria in the early morning of 29th June 3123 BC.
Of all the fringe interest groups orbiting the landscape of American politics, there are perhaps none quite as maligned as those committed to uncovering the truth about extraterrestrial life. In recent elections, these UFO advocates have mostly laid low, ignored—if not openly mocked—by politicians seeking higher office. But as the 2016 race gets officially underway, alien hunters are starting to wonder if this election might be different.
The group got some high-profile encouragement last month from none other than Hillary Clinton. In an interview with a small New Hampshire newspaper, the Democratic presidential candidate promised that, if elected, she would share whatever information exists about the government's contact with extraterrestrials.
"I'm going to get to the bottom of it," Clinton told the Conway Daily Sun. "I think we may have been [visited already]. We don't know for sure."
The comment may have been tongue-in-cheek, but it was enough to excite the diehard skeptics who have been fighting, unsuccessfully for more than half a century, to get the government to disclose what it knows about aliens. For this group, the remark seemed to confirm long-held suspicions that Clinton is sympathetic to its cause—suspicions rooted in her 90s-era ties to UFO activists like Laurence Rockefeller, and in her relationship to campaign chairman John Podesta, a noted skeptic who has called for greater government transparency around the alien question, and whose influence Clinton cited in her interview.
"He has made me personally pledge we are going to get the information out one way or another," Clinton told the newspaper. "Maybe we could have, like, a task force to go to Area 51."
A 1995 photo of then-First Lady Hillary Clinton embracing billionaire philanthropist Laurence Rockefeller, a well-known UFO activist. Photo via the William J. Clinton Presidential Library
Beyond the UFO skepticism and government conspiracy theories, the election is also being watched by another group of alien hunters—namely scientists involved in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, or SETI, a global research field dedicated to scanning the cosmos for signs of alien life.
Since its inception, the scientific search for extraterrestrial intelligence has been plagued by politics. NASA's own SETI program, developed in the mid-1970s, was a frequent target of politicians who saw its mission—"to bag little green fellows," as one senator put it—as a joke and a waste of taxpayer dollars. It was permanently defunded in 1993. While NASA continues to fund research into the search for extraterrestrial life, the money now mainly goes to the field of astrobiology, with research focused on looking for microbes and other unintelligent life forms. Officially at least, the government is no longer interested in the search for thinking beings like us.
"SETI is very political, or has been in the past," said Seth Shostak, senior astronomer and director of the SETI Institute, a California-based nonprofit that conducts research on the "origin and nature of life in the universe." "Politics was extremely important when I joined the SETI Institute—it killed the NASA efforts."
Inthe absence of government funding, SETI research in the US has relied on private donations, which tend to be sporadic. While a $100 million infusion from Russian billionaire Yuri Milner last year has given the field a measure of legitimacy, and assured future research, the lack of federal recognition means that SETI continues to exist outside of mainstream scientific circles.
"When somebody is studying something that doesn't have any obvious practical implications, [Congress] tends to think it is a waste of money," Shostak told me. "That's exactly wrong. Basic research is the kind that pays off in the long term—far more than the applied research."
There is little indication that will change under the next president. Most of the leading 2016 presidential candidates from both parties have voiced general support for NASA, and they have called for directing more federal resources to space exploration (the notable exception is Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, who has voted in the past toslash NASA's budget). But Shostak is skeptical that any of this would translate into support for a revamped SETI program at the space agency.
"It isn't a matter of 'let's vote for this person because they're interested in SETI,'" he said. "You're not going to find anybody like that."
In the absence of direct support for SETI research, SETI researchers say they are looking for candidates who show broad knowledge and support of scientific endeavors. "Anyone you elect to high office should have some knowledge of science," Shostak said. "So many of [the 2016 candidates] don't seem to have much knowledge of science, and that's distressing because of much greater considerations than SETI."
Shostak and his colleagues have also noted that making contact with intelligent alien life will have immense political repercussions here on Earth. Given that many SETI proponents believe this is likely to happen in our lifetime, they are looking at the 2016 presidential contenders for indications of how they might handle a post-contact world.
"One would expect individual SETI proponents to be generally supportive of those parties and candidates who have voiced strong support for a solid science agenda," said Paul Shuch, executive director of the SETI League, a grassroots group that promotes private SETI research and education.
"Since SETI is a multinational cooperative endeavor," Shuch continued, "we—as individuals—would tend to oppose those factions and candidates in all countries who would be likely to exhibit nationalistic tendencies to restrict the free flow of information."
Paradigm Research's Hillary Clinton ET flag. Photo courtesy of Stephen Bassett
Of course, UFO activists who believe aliens have already made contact have more pressing concerns—namely, getting the government to end what disclosure advocate Stephen Bassett, Washington's only registered UFO lobbyist, calls the "truth embargo" on information about extraterrestrials.
"The extraterrestrial issue is perfectly analogous to the Cuban embargo," said Bassett, who works on behalf of the disclosure advocacy group Paradigm Research. "People knew there was an island down there, they knew there was a Cuba—they just couldn't go there. It's very much what happened with the extraterrestrial issue. Every year more and more people know that this phenomenon is not human, it's extraterrestrial, but they can't go there."
Like the Cuba embargo, Bassett said, the government's insistence on withholding information about extraterrestrial contact from the public seems increasingly anachronistic, and no longer justifiable as a national security concern. The issue, he explained, is trying to convince politicians that the problem even exists in the first place.
"This extraterrestrial advocacy movement has a problem that no other advocacy movement in history has had," Bassett said. "This movement is about something the government has claimed doesn't exist at all."
Bassett may have found an ally in Podesta. A consummate Washington insider who served as chief of staff to President Bill Clinton and as a special counselor to President Barack Obama, Podesta is a well-known X-Files fanatic who has publicly defended the public's right to know "what the truth is that's really out there," as he put it in a forward to the 2010 book UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record. Last year, as he was leaving the Obama administration, Podesta ignited the UFO blogosphere by tweeting that his "biggest failure in 2014" was "once again not securing the #disclosure of the UFO files."
Stephen Bassett, Washington's only registered UFO lobbyist. Photo courtesy of Bassett
Podesta hasn't shied away from this position in his new role heading Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign. "Notwithstanding the fact that serious scientists, military leaders, business people, and average citizens are interested in the subject of intelligent life in the universe, political leaders tend to worry about whether they will be lampooned if they broach the subject," he told me in an email. "I, on the other hand, am interested in just making the universe great again."
While Bassett seems to have gotten behind Podesta—and by extension, Hillary— not all disclosure activists agree that Clinton would be an ally in the Oval Office, with some citing her less than stellar record on government transparency as a possible red flag. But Podesta seems confident that, on this issue at least, his candidate will follow through on revealing government secrets. "She promised me she would!" he wrote in his email.
"Look, I believe that the government, in the name of transparency and openness should declassify and release information in regards to unidentified aerial phenomena," Podesta continued. "Obviously, there have been decades of speculation about what, if anything, is contained in these files. I'm confident that the American people can handle the truth."
As many of you know, the X-Files revival starts soon (the new six episode mini-season, which begins on January 24, picks up, appropriately, 13 years after the X-Files went off the air).
For those of you who don’t know, the X-Files was one of the most popular US TV series in the 1990s, at its height averaging 20 million viewers per episode.
The main protagonist Fox Mulder, is an FBI agent whose sister was taken from their room when he was a kid, in what Mulder believed was an alien abduction. This fueled his lifelong obsession with the paranormal and uncovering the truth about UFOs, Extraterrestrials, and a global conspiracy.
I watched the show religiously with friends, staying in on Friday nights when it first came on, before it got really popular and moved to Sunday nights. Years later, when I became an executive producer on the documentary Thrive: What On Earth Will It Take, made by Foster Gamble and Kimberly Carter Gamble (which involved UFOs), I started to do a little research on this subject on my own.
So, just in time for the X-Files revival, here are 5 things you may not know about the UFO phenomenon that inspired the X-Files:
1. The X-Files wasn’t purely science fiction, according to Chris Carter.
Like many others fans, I took the X-Files to be “simply” an original work of science fiction from the show’s creator, Chris Carter. While the series is fiction, Carter himself will tell you that that many of the elements are based on real-life accounts.
When I started to investigate on my own, I started to meet people in the UFO community and started asking questions. The stories I heard sounded a lot like what I had seen in the X-files: bright unexplainable lights, triangular craft, missing time, even implants.
In fact, I was told by a mutual friend that Chris Carter discouraged his actors from attending science fiction conventions because the X-Files wasn’t purely science fiction. This is particularly true of the early episodes that involve UFO sightings: If you re-watch the very first X-files episode, Pilot, you’ll see that it says, “The following story is inspired by actual documentedaccounts” at the beginning of the episode.
I actually met Chris Carter last year, before they started filming the new season, at a UFO-related conference, and it was clear that he was continuing to research what people had to say on this subject — and it seems that some of the newer conspiracy theories will play a big role in the X-Files revival.
2.Myth: Only people who wear tinfoil hats and tabloid reporters take UFOs seriously.
One of the persistent myths about UFOs is that people who believe in them are a “fringe” group who “live off the grid” and wear “tinfoil hats”. After having been to a dozen UFO events and meeting hundreds of UFO witnesses, I haven’t seen a single tinfoil hat (OK I saw one but that was for the benefit of reporters who wanted to take a photo of “weird UFO people”).
In fact, I have met intelligent people from all walks of life — scientists, engineers, people who worked for NASA, to independently wealthy businessmen and women. The only commonality I could find was confidence in what they’ve seen and experienced, and a strong belief that the “truth is out there” and that it should be investigated more seriously.
There are many well-known people who have had UFO sightings, and many who support finding out the truth. In Los Angeles, Dan Akroyd is a well known proponent of UFO research. (See Dan Akroyd Unplugged on UFOs).
John Podesta, who served as an advisor to President Obama and Chief of Staff to Bill Clinton, has been very vocal about his interest in the subject and his desire to get the truth out, a process known to UFO enthusiasts as “Disclosure”. John Podesta tweeted in 2014 that his biggest regret in working for the Obama White House was that he was unable to secure disclosure of top secret UFO files.
Hillary Clinton, was recently asked about UFOs by a reporter in Conway, New Hampshire while campaigning there. Mrs. Clinton said she believed we might have been visited by aliens in the past, and that if elected president, she would get to the bottom of it.
And UFOs are not just for tabloids. Leslie Kean, a serious investigative reporter, received a copy of a report from retired French generals that said that they believed the UFO phenomena was real and should be investigated seriously (called the “COMETA” report). Kean’s book, UFOs: General, Pilots ,and Government Officials Go On the Record, is a great book for those who know nothing about the phenomenon or are inclined to dismiss it out of hand. There have been many pilots, many members of the military, and many other government officials who have been willing to speak on and off the record and Ms Kean does a great job of presenting about this phenomenon. It’s a shame that this myth is so prevalent that many “serious” scientists and engineers won’t even take the time to read books like Ms Kean’s.
3.Myth: There is no evidence of UFOs.
Many skeptics say there is no evidence that UFOs exist. They’re not quite right.
First of all, let’s start with the tons of photographic evidence — photos of odd “unidentified” objects flying over both rural and urban landscapes. The next argument skeptics make is that these pictures are all photoshopped — a charge that doesn’t hold up when the photos are from the 60’s and 70’s — I’ve seen some of these older photos, some taken by the members of the military, and they are very convincing. Moreover, when there are multiple witnesses that corroborate the photographic evidence (like in the Phoenix lights incident — more on this one below), the skeptic’s view that they must all be doctored doesn’t really hold-up.
And then there are literally thousands of eyewitness reports –ranging from places like O’Hare airport to Rendlesham Forest in the UK (in a famous military sighting).
If that isn’t enough evidence for you, Emeritus Professor of applied physics at Stanford, Peter Sturrock has studied reports and asserts there is “physical evidence”: “radar”, Professor Sturrock tell us, counts as physical evidence of UFOs.
One such well-known incident over Alaska in 1986, where a Japan Air Lines pilot, Kenju Terauchi, was flying near Mt. McKinley when he reported seeing a UFO that was “dazzlingly bright, which stopped in mid air, followed them, and otherwise shot around them …”. Terauchi said there was no way an airplane could have done that.
John Callahan, the FAA Division Chief of the Accidents and Investigations branch, had the data from this incident, which covered more than a half hour. Callahan has testified many times about what he saw, “As far as I’m concerned, I saw a UFO chase a Japanese 747 across the sky for over half an hour on radar.”
If that’s still not enough to convince you that there is “some” evidence, in the abduction area, there have been physical objects (known as “implants”) that have been pulled out of abductees bodies. X-rays also count as physical evidence too. In some cases where doctors surgically extracted the implants, the metallic objects somehow evaporated; in other cases they were able to preserve them and found that they have unique “anomalous” structure, some were meant to be housed inside the human div and were only stable when implanted!
Whether you believe in aliens or not, these implants had to have been placed there by someone. The question is who? It’s unlikely abductees would have the surgical skill to put them there themselves — so who put them into their bodies? This question remains unanswered. In the original X-files, implants were a not insubstantial part of the story. Whenever the government got ahold of one, as at the end of the first episode of the X-Files, in a scene reminiscent of Raiders of the Lost Ark (or Warehouse 13 for younger syfy fans), they put it away in the midst of a giant government warehouse, to be lost forever in bureaucracy.
4.Myth: Sightings only happen in the countryside, only in the US, and only since we started flying airplanes.
Again, these are myths. There have been anomalous objects reported in the sky well before the modern era of airplanes, going back to the 1500s and beyond. In their wonderful book, “Wonders in the Sky”, Jacque Vallee ad Chris Aubeck have catalogued these sightings. Jacquee Vallee, a long time French UFO researcher, was in part the inspiration for the French scientist in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, made by another UFO believer, Stephen Spielberg. In one of the most famous pre-airplane incidents, in 1561 a number of spheres and disks, which were red, blue, and back, were seen to come out of two vertical cylinders over Nuremberg, Germany. The residents of the town reported that these objects seemed to be fighting each other — there’s even a well-known drawing of this image.
In recent times, one of the most famous mass sightings was the Phoenix Lights. In 1997, an estimated more than 10,000 people saw a set of triangularly arranged lights not just hovering but moving over the Phoenix metro area from North to South. There were numerous photographs of the incident, and a great book (along with a documentary) by Lynne Kitei, M.D., called called The Phoenix Lights.
At first, Arizona Governor Fife Symington III made fun of the sighting and the military tried to dismiss the lights as “military flares”. But this theory didn’t hold water — the lights stayed equidistance apart, as if they were part of a single, large craft. Later, the Governor admitted that he was lying, and that he too had seen some kind of large anomalous craft in the sky that night. You don’t have to take my word for it — you can go interview people who were living in Phoenix in 1997. One witness told me she looked up, and the stars dimmed and then weren’t visible — it was definitely some type of large craft and not individual flares.
There have been other mass sightings, in Mexico City, in Russia, in South America, and elsewhere. UFO sightings are not a modern phenomenon, they are not a US-only phenomenon. UFOs are a global phenomenon, and as his secret informant told Agent Mulder at the end of the second episode of the X-Files, “They have been here … for a long long time.”
5. Are UFOs top secret military craft that defy gravity?
In the second episode of the X-Files, Deep Throat, and in many episodes later in the series, witnesses at the edge of military bases see UFOs at night performing maneuvers that seem to defy the laws of inertia and gravity.
These scenes are actually based on many eyewitness reports of objects and lights that hold stationary in the sky, have no apparent sound, then “jump” horizontally or vertically to a new position in the blink of an eye. The fact that these sightings have occurred often near military bases has led many, particularly in the skeptic and scientific community, to assert that UFOs are really top secret military craft that the public does not know about.
This of course, begs the question, do we have top secret military craft that can defy the known laws of physics and gravity? If so, why doesn’t the so called “scientific community” know about the science between how these craft work, why are they being hidden, and why aren’t they more curious about them?
A respected NASA scientist, Paul Hill, decided to collect reports from eyewitnesses during his 25 years working for the space agency. He wrote a book (which he wasn’t allow to publish while working for NASA), called “Unconventional Flying Objects: A Scientific Analysis” that was later published by his daughter, in which he categorized these maneuvers (“sudden reversal of direction”, “acute angle turn”, etc.)
If these are top secret military vehicles, where did they get the basic design and aeronautic principles from? This “top secret” military craft has been reported to be disc-shaped, and can seemingly defy both inertia and gravity. This has led the UFO community to say these top-secret craft have “anti-gravity” technology. Where did it come from?
Mark McCandlish, an accomplished aerospace illustrator, was baffled when a friend in the military told McCandlish that he’d stumbled into a hanger that had a round, bell shaped craft that was hovering over the ground. It sounds like a scene out of Independence Day, not just the X-Files. McCandlish, who has illustrated top secret military aircraft based on descriptions for the covers of magazines like Popular Science, drew the components of the ARV, or Alien Reproduction Vehicle, as it’s been called, and his drawings are readily available on-line. It resembles many reports of UFOs, including rumors of the Nazi Bell — new type of bell-shaped flying craft that the Nazis were supposedly working on at the end of World War II.
Is The Truth Out There?
As in the X-Files series, many of these facts are unknown to the general public, or they are ridiculed by so-called “experts”. In fact, the entire premise of the TV series was that a scientist, a medical doctor, Dana Scully, was brought in to de-bunk Mulder’s “unscientific” theories. As she became more involved in the investigations, she came upon more and more items that could only be classified as “unexplained” and was forced to question her own views about science and the universe.
Professor Sturrock of Stanford, who did research on the attitudes of astronomers and members of the American Institute of Aeronautic and Astronautics (AIAA) found that the more time people spent reading this subject, the more they would come to the conclusion that there needs to be more serious scientific study of UFOs. Even many members of the AIAA had seen anomalous “unidentified flying objects” but would only admit this if they were kept anonymous. Why? Because it’s not a “fashionable” area for university research to get funding, and simply telling what you saw truthfully is not acceptable in most academic and scientific circles these days.
Similarly, too many of my friends in the scientific and engineering circles, tend to dismiss UFO lore and stories as simple “crazy stories by crazy people” without having done any research of their own. The less research they’ve done, the more likely they are to dismiss UFOs out of hand. It’s very easy to ridicule or demean a group of people on the internet — but if you take the time to get to know the people that are making these claims, like Dana Scully in the X-Files, you might just find that The Truth is Out There!
While we wait for the new episodes of the X-Files revival on January 24th, I’ll leave you with another great quote from the second episode of the X-Files:
“Mr. Mulder, why are those like yourself, who believe in the existence of extraterrestrial life on this earth, not dissuaded by all the evidence to the contrary?” asked the secret informant.
“Because,” began Fox Mulder, pausing for a second, “ … all the evidence to the contrary … is not entirely dissuasive.”
The old man nodded to Mulder in acknowledgement, and walked away quietly.
U.K. Airspace - Still Open to Unidentified Attack?
By Pat Regan
(Copyright 2016, Pat Rega - All Rights Resrved)
<Edited by Robert D. Morningstar>
MoD: in 2009 they closed their defensive UFO hotline, meaning lots of potential threats to our airspace failed to ever be properly analysed and recorded.
Nick Pope stated at that time:
“From the Fifties to the present day, MoD received around 12,000 UFO reports. While most were misidentifications of ordinary objects and phenomena, around 5% remained unexplained.”
The following ‘North West UFO Research’ (a UFO monitoring focal pointy that I previously set up) data will explain that situation, for anyone who missed story in 2009.
This is how it went…Shock in the UFO community as the MoD’s UFO investigation service shuts down. North West UFO Research (NWUR) update
Reports filtered into the press on December 4th 2009
Information concerning how to report a UFO sighting to the MoD has recently been compromised with the shutdown of the MoD UFO facility.
This move is the result of an internal re-organisation within the Ministry of Defence and there will be no alteration to existing MoD policy relating to UFOs explaining that the Ministry of Defence has stopped investigating reported sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) in the UK. A telephone number and email address which allowed the public to report sightings for examination was closed on 1st December after the MoD decided the service was an "inappropriate use of defence resources."
The closure of this facility was revealed in a Freedom of Information request released via the MoD website. The report explained that the MoD had dealt with more than 12,000 reports since it launched the reporting service in 1950; including 135 last year. The service had cost approximately £50,000 a year to operate and was based at RAF Command in High Wycombe.
In an announcement, the MoD stated:
"The MoD has no opinion on the existence or otherwise of extra-terrestrial life."
"However, in over fifty years, no UFO report has revealed any evidence of a potential threat to the United Kingdom."
"The MoD has no specific capability for identifying the nature of such sightings. "
"There is no defence benefit in such investigation and it would be an inappropriate use of defence resources. Furthermore, responding to reported UFO sightings diverts MoD resources from tasks that are relevant to defence. "
"Accordingly, and in order to make best use of defence resources, we have decided that from the 1 December 2009 the dedicated UFO hotline answer-phone service and e-mail address will be withdrawn. MoD will no longer respond to reported UFO sightings or investigate them.”
They however added that the ongoing programme to release departmental files on UFO matters to the National Archive will carry on.
Of course that will also eventually dry up because the MoD are not we presume logging any more data of this issue.
Pat Regan of NWUR addresses the issue below:
I was not very surprised when I heard this astonishing news as my own experience with the MoD has been one of them showing indifference. They were quite content to largely ignore my requests to investigate UFOs pictured flying close to RAF warplanes, consequently what more can I say? This agency is in existence to protect our sovereign air space and this latest revelation appears to leave the back door wide open for any form of unknown attack on the UK. The MoD’s position therefore seems to be that if an object is unidentified then they are not really interested. The MoD says: "There is no defence benefit in such investigation and it would be an inappropriate use of defence resources.” This is absolute nonsense! Can anyone believe such authoritarian apathy is these times of terrorist incursion?
Today, we are hearing of more unexplained sighting of mystery objects in our skies than ever before yet the MoD are washing their hands of the issue. This action, or perhaps I should say “none –action,” is simply too bizarre for words! I asked Nick Pope what he thought about the closure, he stated: “Having worked on the UFO project from 1991 to 1994 I am sorry to see MoD disengage in this way. I believe that where evidence suggests that UK airspace has been penetrated by an unidentified object, this must automatically be of defence interest and should be investigated properly. Indeed, I am sure that sightings from pilots and uncorrelated targets tracked on radar will continue to be looked at, albeit outside of a formally constituted UFO project.”
“From the Fifties to the present day, MoD received around 12,000 UFO reports. While most were misidentifications of ordinary objects and phenomena, around 5% remained unexplained.
Pat Regan added:
"Apparently the MoD’s UFO facility is being axed ”to save money. This is absurd as the staff members who have worked herein will most likely just be reassigned to other duties within the department. This closure therefore is false economy, a subterfuge to conceal authoritarian lethargy toward a vital issue and it will possibly be only a question of time until mounting public pressure demands that the MoD reopen this unique facility. We need to know what is flying though our skies – not ignoring the question."
"We shall remain vigilant and keep watching the skies. I also continue to urge the media to report the many public UFO sightings that come in. Now that the MoD has 'dropped the ball' we have to rely on the press to find out what is flying through our skies. Moreover, in these times of serious terrorist inroads this is not a joking matter. "
Today, we are presumably left with the same situation. Potential threats to our airspace go unrecorded and it is up to the media and the public themselves to shout out if and when they spot anything strange in our skies. This seems a very odd way to run any proper defensive system!
GLOWING ALIEN CRAFT IN THE SKIES OVER NEWARK AND BROOKLYN
MARCH 2011 ……. NEWARK AIRPORT NEW JERSEY
In the last week of March 2011, I was relaxing at home smoking a cig after a small meal when I notice a bright object in the sky over Newark airport NJ. At first I studied the object and observe closely because of its brightness. I was expecting a plane. What I saw was a large orb in a circular shape and extremely bright acting in a bobbing motion and what it seem to do was move in a very short distance fast. I thought It was a plane at first but it’s speed and movements planes can not do. It was to big and to bright. It then moved a short distance further north and closer to Manhattan in the sky of 14th street and the Hudson river.
Its movements were unlike any plane I see fly at night. Bobbing at times and at times staying completely still. No sound what so ever. I was a little excited but focused enough to realize this is something I have never experienced before. I live in a 24 story building with an open view of lower Manhattan east to west skyline. My windows face approx 270 degrees south west. I can view the open skies over Newark airport N J and lower Manhattans Hudson River. 14th street east to west view. I asked my friend who was standing behind me to view this light and its large bright circular orb shape. It seem like it was completely still. No sooner then I asked him what can it be it moved straight up counter clockwise and stopped at ten o’clock. It moved in a large space of the sky in a moment.
To describe this in seconds is to much time. That’s right, It made a large question mark in reverse in the sky of NJ. What seem like just over the sky of 14th street Hudson river. I was jumping in my apartment realizing I had no recording device. It was parked at 10 o’clock bobbing slightly. It then moved from 10 o’clock to 5 o’clock releasing a ashy light before stopping. This ashy light glowed and slowly faded into the clear no cloud sky.
At this point it started to move like a stone skipping on water moving very fast going east toward long Island. It came over west 14th street toward east 14th street’ over the east river toward Brooklyn and all the way out toward Long Island. I lost sight of this UFO as it passed directly over my window. I GOT A EXCELLENT CLOSE UP VIEW AS IT PASSED MY WINDOW GOING EAST. My windows face West only. The duration of this experience lasted about 3 to 5 minutes wide awake with company.
The CIA has released thousands of declassified documents on flying saucers, aliens and other unexplained phenomena.
'We've decided to highlight a few documents both skeptics and believers will find interesting,' the agency said on its website.
The post continued: 'Below you will find five documents we think X-Files character Agent Fox Mulder would love to use to try and persuade others of the existence of extraterrestrial activity.'
All of the documents are dated from the late 1940s to the 1960s, but were top-secret until now.
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Unexplained happenings: The CIA recently released files from its archives investigating reports of alien and UFO sightings. The organization said the declassified documents will interest both believers and skeptics
Investigations: Some of the documents do not find an explanation for the reported UFO sightings, but also do not have evidence they happened in the first place
One of the files attached to the post is a document from East Germany in 1952, where agents were called to investigate what witnesses described as a 'huge flying pan'.
The object was said to have a diameter of about 15 meters, according to the document.
Similar flying saucers were also spotted in North Africa and Spain, the report said.
'The picture [of the object] shows a diagonal stripe of diminishing width and lighter in shade than the sky over the dark bulk of a building cornice,' it was noted.
Included with some of the documents were three pictures of the alleged extraterrestrials.
One of the photos - taken by British student Alex Birch in 1962 - claimed to show a group of flying saucers flying over the city of Sheffield in the UK.
Flying saucer: This picture of an unexplained flying object was taken over Passoria, New Jersey in July 1952
A police officer stands near to his patrol car outside the town of Socorro, New Mexico where a flying saucer was spotted in 1964
Some of the pictures taken at the scene of the incident, for which no explanation has been offered
However the photo was proven to be a hoax.
The files also detail a case of flying saucers that were spotted over what was formerly Belgian Congo.
The document reveals that two 'fiery discs' were seen over a uranium mine, and that the discs had 'glided curves and changed position many times'.
It then adds: 'Suddenly, both discs hovered in one spot and then took off in a unique zigzag flight to the north east.
'A penetrating hissing and buzzing sound was audible to onlooker below. The whole performance lasted 10 to 12 minutes.'
Subject - Flying Saucers: This is one of the documents released by the organization investing sightings, dated October 5, 1952
The CIA has released thousand of top secret UFO files from its archives. One of the documents is seen here, showing a sketch of a 'flying saucer'
An aircraft was then set to investigate the object, and got with meters of the saucer and according to the pilot, the inner core of it remained totally still while the a knob opening could be seen from the outside.
The pilot then gave up his pursuit when the 'disc' appeared to disappear.
Also contained in the files is the case in Socorro, New Mexico in 1964, when police officer Lonnie Zamoraspotted a large flame rise from the ground and pierce the sky above a remote patch of desert.
He went to investigate and found a shiny object the size of a sedan perched on the hilltop, which was oval in shape and aluminium in color.
The object then began to rise into the air and then sped away from him over the mountains and disappeared.
One of the files attached to the post is a document from East Germany in 1952 (pictured in part), where agents were called to investigate what witnesses described as a 'huge flying pan'
One of CIA documents even gave a 10-point list on what to do if someone were to spot a purported UFO, which was posted to Twitter.
'Take several pictures of the object; as many as you can. If you can, include some ground in the picture of the UFO,' the agency advised.
However the CIA seemed to side more with Agent Dana Scully, the character played by Gillian Anderson, who for the entire succession of the cult Sci Fi series denounced her belief in the supernatural.
In releasing the documents, the CIA said they were proving that 'there is a scientific explanation for UFO sightings'.
The CIA even tweeted a list of what to do in the event of sighting a possible UFO. It tagged The X-Files, Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny in the post
The CIA has always denied having any proper intelligence about aliens.
But it has often organized scientific panels to discuss the nature of these allegedly alien objects.
The scientists typically concluded that 'the subject UFO is not of direct intelligence interest', the website RT reported.
The release of the documents coincide with the long-awaited return of The X-Files on Sunday.
The beloved show was rebooted by the Fox Network after 10 years, with its two original stars reprising their roles.
Stephen Bassett, executive director of the Paradigm Research Group, who is campaigning for the US government to admit aliens are visiting Earth, told The Mirror that the CIA appears to have used the return of The X-Files to their benefit.
'It appears the CIA used the revival of the X-Files franchise as a convenient time to remind the public the agency has, in fact, engaged the extraterrestrial presence issue in the past,' Bassett told the newspaper.
'Post-disclosure the CIA will have substantial public relations issues as it has played a significant role in maintaining the truth embargo over six decades.
'These recent postings could have an inoculative effect in service to the agency's future PR strategy.'
They're back: Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) are drawn back into the world of the X-Files in this still from the new season of the show
Agents Scully and Mulder are seen here in a still from season seven of The X-Files, which aired in May 2000
The X-Files releases the first minute of the new season
First French UFO files, then the British UFO files, the FBI Vault and recently the Kennedy disclosure. And now files from the prominent security agency rediscovered (never been reported in main stream media), the NSA, saying they have received alien messages, could the enlightenment period that the Mayans said would happen in 2012 actual be the revelation that we have visitors.
NSA had released to the public domain formerly classified UFO X-files HERE, but which had never got media attention.
This one small step, yet ‘Giant Leap For Mankind’, is best described as a ‘treasure trove’.Of the documents we have assessed so far, we are particularly interested in NSA Technical Journal Vol XIV No 1 with FOIA Case number 41472 which has been titled ‘Key To The Extraterrestrial Messages’.The document authored by a Dr. Campaigne, presented a series of 29 messages received from outer space in “Extraterrestrial Intelligence”.
The article is described as developing a key to understand these alien messages.
If the penny hasn’t dropped yet, This now unclassified document not only confirms the presence of extraterrestrials, but that the US Government has received deep space transmissions from a civilization outside our own solar system !
The following is transcribed from Page 21, Appendix:
Recently a series of radio messages was heard coming from outer space. The transmission was not continuous, but cut by pauses into pieces which could be taken as units, for they were repeated over and over again. The pauses show here as punctuation. The various combination have been represented by letters of the alphabet, so that the messages can be written down. Each message except the first is given here only once. The serial number of the messages has been supplied for each reference.
The following is a copy of the original document as found on the National Security Agency website. You can view the original document at the following location:
UFO Hunters ‘Discover’ Crashed Alien UFO Drone In NASA Mars Rover Photo
Enhanced Image Of Alleged Crashed UFO Drone On Mars (Image via Paranormal Crucible/YouTube)
UFO Hunters ‘Discover’ Crashed Alien UFO Drone In NASA Mars Rover Photo
Online alien and UFO hunters claim they have sighted a UFO drone in a photo of the Gale Crater region of Mars captured by a NASA Mars rover. According to the YouTube UFO hunter Paranormal Crucible, a photo of the Martian terrain snapped by a Mars rover — presumably Curiosity — on Sol 64 shows an object that looks like a metallic chunk of machinery dumped on the Martian surface. Paranormal Crucible notes that the discovery was first made a few years back. But in a new set of photos uploaded to YouTube on November 1, 2015, the UFO hunter revisits the remarkable discovery that set the entire online UFO community buzzing with excitement when it was first discovered. This time around, Paranormal Crucible attempts to “clean up the photo” by enhancing features of the alleged metallic object that could help UFO researchers gain fresh insights and “shed new light” into its nature and construction. UFO Sightings Daily editor Scott Waring points out that the “cleaned up photo” gives a “new perspective” by enhancing features that give clues about what the object looked like when it was made, and what it was probably used for.
“I really like his cleaned up photo of the object and his new perspective. It gives us a chance to look at it as it was when it was made, and how it might have been used.”
Scott Waring agrees with Paranormal Crucible that the photographic evidence suggests an object of “intelligent design,” photographed presumably by Curiosity rover, in the Gale Crater region.
According to Paranormal Crucible, “In my opinion this object is an extraterrestrial drone possibly built by the indigenous Martian populace or perhaps it was deployed by an off world alien species who were exploring the Martian surface.”
However, other UFO enthusiasts who have studied the image claim that the object could be part of a bigger spacecraft, such as a component of a spacecraft’s engine or propulsion system.
Is This A UFO Drone Crashed On Mars? (Image via NASA)
Regardless, UFO and Mars anomaly hunters are unanimous that millions of years ago, Mars was home to indigenous alien races with advanced culture and civilization. While some Mars anomaly hunters believe that the ancient civilizations reached sufficient levels of scientific and technological development to build flying machines and possibly space ships, others insist that ancient Mars civilizations attained only modest standards of scientific and technological development.
UFO Bloggers: Alien UFO Drone Found Crashed On Mars (Image via Scott Waring/UFO Sightings Daily)
But all anomaly hunters agree that ancient Martians created a young bustling civilization that generated sufficient “noise” to attract the attention of hostile aliens possessing advanced nuclear technological culture. The hostile aliens wiped out the bustling Mars civilizations by detonating a series of powerful thermonuclear devices.
Enhanced Image Of Alleged Crashed UFO Drone On Mars (Image via Paranormal Crucible/YouTube)
These startling claims about Mars civilization were first made by a U.S. physicist, Dr. John Brandenburg, who obtained his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis.
In a paper, titled “Evidence of Massive Thermonuclear Explosions in Mars Past, The Cydonian Hypothesis and Fermi’s Paradox,” presented at the 2014 Annual Fall meeting of the American Physical Society Prairie Section in Monmouth, Illinois, Brandenburg argued that data from gamma ray spectrometry conducted by NASA orbiters show evidence of radiation fallout consistent with two massive nuclear explosions on Mars. The explosions occurred on two sites on Mars where two civilizations — the Cydonian and Utopian — flourished millions of years ago, according to Brandenburg.
“Taken together, the data requires that the hypothesis of Mars as the site of an ancient planetary nuclear massacre must now be considered. Fermi’s Paradox, the unexpected silence of the stars, may be solved at Mars. Providentially, we are forewarned of this possible aspect of the cosmos.”
Mars anomaly hunters claim that evidence of eroded archaeological remains on Mars — including technological artifacts — support Brandenburg’s claim that Mars was the site of bustling ancient civilizations and culture.
UFO hunters have reported discovering remains of crashed UFOs on different sites on Mars.
In March, Mars anomaly hunters Mars Moon Space Photo Zoom Club (MMSPZC) reported sighting a flying saucer UFO abandoned on rugged Martian terrain in the Aram Chaos region of the planet.
In August, 2015, Waring reported that he sighted in a photo of the Martian terrain, snapped by NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover, a black object that looked like a space shuttle.
Some UFO enthusiasts compared the alleged spacecraft to a Star Destroyer from the Star Wars movie franchise.
ENVIRONMENTAL SPACE SCIENCES was a book taught at the Air Force Academy and written by Professor and Colonel who was the Commander of the SPACETRACK Radar Site at Shemya, Alaska. He was the originator of the Space Science Course at the USAF Academy. Col. Carpenter was kind enough to send Eastern MUFON the book he edited and wrote with six other officers. Most of the book pertains to science of space, the sun, planets, plasmas, magnetic fields, radiation, meteors, planets, space dust, Cosmo chemistry, the planets and moons. George Filer copied this chapter manually for you the reader, because I felt it was of importance, so I hope you enjoy it. All the chapters are of interest to the Ufologist, such as the Search for Extraterrestrial Life, but most important is:
THE UFO MYSTERY
Credible observers reporting incredible objects,”
said USAF General J. A. Samford in the year 1952… and his comment is still true today. Honest and intelligent people are still reporting strange objects that are difficult, and sometimes impossible, to relate to known physical phenomena. Enough attention has been brought to this serious problem that the US Government officially took action on two separate occasions. The first time was when it was thought that UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects) might possibly be evidence of the technological capability of a foreign, but Earth based, power, In reaction to that possibility, the US Air Force Foreign Technology Division located at Wright Patterson Air Force Base) was given the tough job of determining whether or not the mysterious UFOs were a threat to the security of the United States. Unfortunately, many people thought that the job was to determine exactly what the UFOs were. In the years which have followed, the Air Force has been unjustly maligned for supposedly “covering up” the “real truth” about UFOs. In actuality, the Air Force did precisely the job to which it was assigned. . . it determined the extent to which the UFOs threatened national security. The extent was found to be zero! However, the public was so unhappy with the lack of any real conclusions as to the nature of the UFOs, that the Government took further actions to resolve the issue. The extent was found to be zero! However, the public was so unhappy with the lack of any real conclusions as to the nature of UFOs, that the Government took further actions to resolve the issue. As one of those actions, in 1966 it contracted for an independent scientific study to determine the real nature of UFOs. This chapter does not restrict itself to only that study but instead covers the UFO problem from a broader view.
33-1 ACQUISITION OF VALID DATA
Unidentified Flying Objects
Part of the broader view is to recognize that, in any scientific endeavor, the first step is to acquire data. The second step is to categorize the data (to portray it in systematic fashion) so that any existent relationships revealed, and the third step is to form the hypothesis. The hypothesis so formed are then tested by using them to develop and carry out experiments that yield more data. The new data are then used as a new starting point for the entire process, and the process is repeated over and over until (hopefully) adequate understanding is achieved. The UFO phenomenon frustrates this approach because the data taken so far exhibits both excessive variety and vagueness. The vagueness is caused in part by two things: (1) lack of preparation by the observer and (2) lack of timeliness by the investigator. The observer leaves his home, in only rare cases anticipating an encounter with a UFO. Photographs are overexposed or underexposed, and rarely in color. And very few people carry around a radiation counter or a magnetometer. On the other hand, the investigator may have all these tools and more with him but he arrives after the phenomena have vanished. In addition to the foregoing problems, there is a very high level of “noise” in the data. The noise consists of mistaken reports of known natural phenomena, hoaxes, reports by unstable individuals and mistaken removal of data regarding possible unnatural or unknown natural phenomena (by overzealous individuals who are trying to eliminate all data due to known natural phenomena).
An example of this type of elimination is revealed on page 141 of the ‘Bantam edition of the Condon Report (the report on the Government financed scientific study referred to earlier and headed by Dr Edward U. Condon). In one paragraph a sighting is describes as follows: Observers in the CAA (now FAA) control tower saw an unidentified dark object with a white light underneath, about the ‘shape of an automobile on end.’ That crossed the field at about 1500 feet and circles as if to come in for a landing on the E-W runway. This unidentified object appeared to reverse direction at low altitude, while out of sight of the observers behind some buildings, and climbed to about 200-3000 feet, heading away from the field on a 120-degree course. Then it went into a steep climb and disappeared into the overcast.” The Condon Report agreed with the Air Force view that this was a case of a small, powerful private plane, which almost landed at the wrong airport.
However, Dr James E. McDonald of the University of Arizona became curious about the explanation. He contacted the observers personally and found that the foregoing report was in error. The UFO did not go out of sight behind any buildings. Instead, it stopped and hovered in the air for 20 seconds or more, during which time the two observers took a good look at it with a pair of 7x binoculars. At that time the UFO was over a landmark, approximately 3,000 feet east northeast of the tower. It in no way resembled an aircraft. Both of the observers were surprised to learn that there was a Condon Project . . . no one from the Project had contacted them to verify the Air Force file data on this case. Thus, a Report, which comments strongly against many other people for not adequately investigating UFO reports before repeating them, is itself open to criticism for exactly the same thing. Such unfortunate actions raise questions as to the validity of the Report’s conclusions.
As has been just shown so dramatically, it requires considerable care to recognize and acquire valid data. In addition, those data, which do appear to be valid, exhibit an excessive amount of variety relative to the statistical samples, which are available. This has led to very clumsy classification systems, which in turn provide quite infertile ground for formulation of hypothesis.
33-2 CLASSIFICATION CATEGORIES
The very first problem you encounter, when attempting categorize data, is deciding which data pertains to the matter of interest. After all, you don’t wish to include mistaken information, which pertains to a different phenomenon. Such an action could block any chance at understanding. Therefore, you must remove all non-relevant information from your database. After that has been done to the best of your ability, you must then select a system for categorizing the remaining data. Unfortunately, no effective system has yet been devised for UFOs, although a number of such systems have been proposed. The net result is that almost all UFO data are either treated in the form of individual cases, or in the forms of inadequate classification systems. However, these systems do tend to have some common factors, and a collection of these factors follows:
Size; shape (disc, square, ellipsoid, football, etc.) Color or colors, luminosity.
Number of UFOs, formation of UFOs, location (altitude, direction, etc.) patterns of paths ( climbing, zig-zagging, etc.), flight characteristics (wobbling, fluttering, etc.) time duration, periodicity of sightings, avoidance, hostility, curiosity or inquisitiveness, touch ground.
Ground disturbance (standing peaks on surface of water, dust stirred up, leaves moved, etc.). re-action to acceleration, (cars shoved backwards, etc.)
Radiation (burns, induced radioactivity etc.) Electromagnetism (compass, radio, ignition systems, etc.) . Sound (none, hissing, humming, roaring, thunderclaps, etc.) Vibration (weak, strong, slow, fast) Smell (ozone or other odor) Flame (how much, where, when, color) Smoke or cloud (amount, color, persistence) debris (type, amount, color, persistence) Inhibition of voluntary movement by observers, . Sighting of “creatures” or “beings”
Depressed or flattened areas, Burned areas or animals, Dead or “missing animals”. Mentally disturbed people, Missing items.
33.3 TYPES OF THEORIES
There are very few cohesive theories as to the nature of UFO’s. Those theories that are advanced do not always take into account the evidence that UFO’s are a global phenomenon, which may have persisted for many thousands of years. Such persistence is well reported, and will be commented upon shortly. Of course, the more ancient the reports the less sophisticated the observer. Not only were the ancient observers lacking the terminology necessary to describe complex devices (such as lasers or helicopters) but they were also lacking the concepts necessary to understand the true nature of such things as television, spaceships, rockets, nuclear weapons and radiation effects.
To some, the most advanced technological concept was a war chariot with knife blades attached to the wheels. By the same token, the very lack of accurate terminology and descriptions leaves the more ancient reports open to considerable misinterpretation and much more may be unintentionally read into such reports than is actually there. Therefore, if a theory does not account for the existence of UFOs over a long period of time, that does not mean that the theory is automatically wrong. On the other had, a UFO theory which does not account for the worldwide sighting of UFOs is almost certain to be in error.
As examples of some ancient and world wide evidence of UFOs, we might start with the discovery made by Tschi Pen Lao of the University of Peking. He discovered astonishing carvings in granite on a mountain in Hunan Province and on an island in Lake Tungting. These carvings have been evaluated as 47,000 years old, and they show people with large trunks. Some consider those trunks to be evidence of beings wearing breathing apparatus; however, do not forget that humans often in the past , have represented their gods as animal heads on human bodies.
Only 8,000 years ago, rocks were sculpted in the Tassili plateau of Sahara, depicting what appeared to be human beings but with strange round heads (helmets? or “sun” heads on human bodies?) And even more recently, in the Bible, Genesis (6:4) tells of angels from the sky mating with women of Earth, who bore them children. Genesis 19:3 tells of Lot meeting two angels in desert and his later feeding them at his house. The Bible also tells a rather unusual story of Ezekiel who witnessed what has been interpreted by some to have been a spacecraft or aircraft landing near the Chebar River in Chaldea (593 B.C.).
Even the Irish have recorded strange visitations. In the Speculum Regali in Konungs Skuggsa (and other accounts of the era about 956 A.D.) are numerous stories of “demonships” in the skies. In one case a rope from one such ship became entangled with part of a church. A man from the ship climbed down the rope to free it, but was seized by the townspeople. The Bishop made the people release the man, who climbed back to the ship, where the crew cut the rope and the ship rose and sailed out of sight. In all of his actions, the climbing man appeared as if he were swimming in water. Stories such as this makes one wonder if the legends of the “little people” of Ireland were based upon imagination alone.
About the same time, in Lyons (France) three men and a women supposedly descended from an airship or spaceship and were captured by a mob. These foreigners admitted to being wizards, and were killed. (No mention is made of the methods employed to extract the admissions.) Many documented UFO sightings occurred throughout the Middle Ages, including an especially startling one of a UFO over London on 16 December 1742. However, we do not have room to include any more of the Middle Ages sightings. Instead, two “more-recent” sightings are contained in this section to bring us up to modern times.
In a sworn statement dated 21 April 1897, a prosperous and prominent farmer named Alexander Hamilton (Le Roy, Kansas, U.S.A.) told of an attack upon his cattle at about 10:30 PM the previous Monday. He, his son, and his tenant grabbed axes and ran some 700 feet from the house to the cow lot where a great cigar-shaped ship about 300 feet long floated some 30 feet above his cattle. It had a carriage underneath which was brightly lighted within (dirigible and gondola?) and which had numerous windows. Inside were six strange looking beings jabbering in a foreign language. These beings suddenly became aware of Hamilton and the others. They immediately turned a searchlight on the farmer, and also turned on some power which sped up a turbine wheel (about 30 ft diameter) located under the craft. The ship rose, taking with it a two-year old heifer which was roped about the neck by a cable of one-half inch thick, red material. The next day a neighbor, Link Thomas, found the animal’s hide, legs and head in his field. He was mystified at how the remains got to where they were because of the lack of tracks in the soft soil. Alexander Hamilton’s sworn statement was accompanied by an affidavit as to his veracity. The affidavit was signed by ten of the local leading citizens.
Thus, UFO sightings not only appear to extend back to 47,000 years through time but also are global in nature. And despite the occasional hoaxes , there does exist a large body of information that appears to be valid. However, it is very difficult to advance a theory that is well supported by the erratic, and often apparently unrelated, data.
In any event, the theories that have been advanced can be collected into five groups. These are:
a. Mysticism b. Psychological Phenomena c. Advanced Technologies d. Natural Phenomena e. Aliens
It is believed by some cults that the mission of UFO’s and their crews is a spiritual one, and that all materialistic efforts to determine the UFO’s nature are doomed to failure.
Some have suggested that all UFO reports were the results of pranks and hoaxes, or were made by people with unstable personalities. This attitude was particularly prevalent during the time period when the Air Force investigation was being operated under the code name of Project Grudge.
A few airlines even went as far as to ground every pilot who reported seeing a “flying saucer.” The only way for the pilot to regain flight status was to undergo a psychiatric examination. There was a noticeable decline in pilot reports during this time interval, and a few interpreted this decline to prove that UFO’s were either hoaxes or the result of unstable personalities. It is of interest that NICAP (The National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena) even today still receives reports from commercial pilots who neglect to notify either the Air Force or their own airline.
Hoaxes have been perpetrated on numerous occasions but we will not discuss any of them in this subsection. All of us are aware that this undesirable situation exists. What we may not be aware of is that some cases are difficult to ascribe as being in either the mistaken hoax categories.
There are a number of cases which we could use to illustrate that point. One such case is the Socorro, New Mexico sighting made by police Sergeant Lonnie Zamora.
Sergeant Zamora was patrolling the streets of Socorro on 24 April 1964 when he saw a shiny object drift down into an area of gullies on the edge of town. He also heard a loud roaring noise which sounded as if an old dynamite shed located out that way had exploded. He immediately radioed police headquarters, and drove out toward the shed. Zamora was forced to stop about 150 yards away from a deep gully in which there appeared to be an overturned car He radioed that he was investigating a possible wreck, and then worked his car up onto the mesa and over toward the edge of the gully. He parked short, and when he walked the final few feet to the edge, he was amazed to see that it was not a car but instead was a weird egg shaped object about fifteen feet long, white in color and resting on short, metal legs. Beside it, unaware of his presence were two humanoids dressed in silvery coveralls. They seemed to be working on a portion of the underside of the object. Zamora was still standing there, surprised, when they suddenly noticed him and dove out of sight around the object. Zamora also headed the other way, back toward his car. He glanced back at the object just as a bright blue flame shot down from the underside. Within seconds the eggshaped thing rose out of the gully with “an earsplitting roar.” The object was out of sight over the nearby mountains almost immediately, and Sergeant Zamora was moving the opposite direction almost as fast when he met Sergeant Sam Chavez who was responding to Zamora’s earlier radio calls. Together they investigated the gully and found the bushes charred and still smoking where the blue flame had jetted down on them. About the charred area were four deep marks where the metal legs had been. Each mark was three and one half inches deep, and was circular in shape. The sand in the gully was very hard packed so no sign of the humanoids’ footprints could be found. An official investigation was launched that same day, and all data obtained supported the stories of Zamora and Chavez. It is rather difficult to label this episode a hoax, and it is also doubtful that both Zamora and Chavez shared portions of the same hallucination.
A few individuals have proposed that UFO’s are actually advanced weapon systems, and that their natures must not be revealed. Very few people accept this as a credible suggestion.
It has also been suggested that at least some, and possibly all of the UFO cases were just mis-interpreted manifestations of natural phenomena. Undoubtedly this suggestion has some merit. People have reported, as UFO’s, objects which were conclusively proven to be balloons (weather and skyhook), the planet Venus, man-made artificial satellites, normal aircraft, unusual cloud formations, and lights from ceilometers (equipment projecting light beams on cloud bases to determine the height of the aircraft visual ceiling). It is also suspected that people have reported mirages, optical illusions, swamp gas and ball lightning (a poorly-understood discharge of electrical energy in a spheroidal or ellipsoidal shape…some charges have lasted for up to fifteen minutes but the ball is usually no bigger than a large orange.) But it is difficult to tell a swamp dweller that the strange, fast-moving light he saw in the sky was swamp gas; and it is just as difficult to tell a farmer that a bright UFO in the sky is the same ball lightning that he has seen rolling along his fence wires in dry weather. Thus accidental mis-identification of what might well be natural phenomena breeds mistrust and disbelief; it leads to the hasty conclusion that the truth is deliberately not being told.
One last suggestion of interest has been made, that the UFO’s were plasmoids from space…concentrated blobs of solar wind that succeeded in reaching the surface of the Earth. Somehow this last suggestion does not seem to be very plausible; perhaps because it ignores such things as penetration of Earth’s magnetic field.
The most stimulating theory for us is that the UFO’s are material objects which are either “Manned” or remote-controlled by beings who are alien to this planet. There is some evidence supporting this viewpoint. In addition to police Sergeant Lonnie Zamora’s experience, let us consider the case of Barney and Betty Hill. On a trip through New England they lost two hours on the night of 19 September 1961 without even realizing it. However, after that night both Barney and Betty began developing psychological problems which eventually grew sufficiently severe that they submitted themselves to psychiatric examination and treatment.
During the course of treatment hypnotherapy was used, and it yielded remarkably detailed and similar stories from both Barney and Betty. Essentially they had been hypnotically kidnapped, taken aboard a UFO, submitted to two-hour physicals, and released with posthypnotic suggestions to forget the entire incident. The evidence is rather strong that this is what the Hills, even in their subconscious, believe happened to them. And it is of particular importance that after the “posthypnotic block” was removed, both of the Hills ceased having their psychological problems.
The Hill’s description of the aliens was similar to descriptions provided in other cases, but this particular type of alien appears to be in the minority. The most commonly described alien is about three and one half feet tall, has a round head (helmet?), arms reaching to or below his knees, and is wearing a silvery space suit or coveralls. Other aliens appear to be essentially the same as Earthmen, while still others have particularly wide (wrap around) eyes and mouths with very thin lips. And there is a rare group reported as about four feet tall, weight of around 35 pounds, and covered with thick hair or fur (clothing?). Members of this last group are described as being extremely strong.
If such beings are visiting Earth, two questions arise: 1) why haven’t they attempted to contact us officially? The answer to the first question may exist partially in Sergeant Lonnie Zamora’s experience, and may exist partially in the Tunguska meteor discussed in Chapter XXIX. In that chapter it was suggested that the Tunguska meteor was actually a comet which exploded in the atmosphere, the ices melted and the dust spread out. Hence, no debris. However, it has also been suggested that the Tunguska meteor was actually an alien spacecraft that entered the atmosphere too rapidly, suffered mechanical failure, and lost its power supply and/or weapons in a nuclear explosion. While that hypothesis may seem far fetched, sample of tree rings from around the world reveal that, immediately after the Tunguska meteor explosion, the level of radioactivity in the world rose sharply for a short period of time. It is difficult to find a natural explanation for that increase in radioactivity, although the suggestion has been advanced that enough of the meteor’s great Kinetic energy was converted into heat (by atmospheric friction) that a fusion reaction occurred.
This still leaves us with no answer to the second question: why no contact? That question is very easy to answer in several ways: 1) we may be the objects of intensive sociological and psychological study. In such studies you usually avoid disturbing the test subjects’ environment; 2) you do not “contact” a colony of ants, and humans may seem that way to any aliens (variation: a zoo is fun to visit, but you don’t “contact” the lizards); 3) such contact may have already taken place secretly; and 4) such contact may have already taken place on a different plane of awareness and we are not yet sensitive to communications on such a plane. These are just a few of the reasons. You may add to the list, as desired.
Perhaps this is a good time to discuss another case, which also deals with aliens, although this time the case has to do with the ancient past. Let us discuss and intriguing story in one of the oldest chronicles of India . . .. the Book of Dzyan.
The book is a group of “story-teller” legends which were finally gathered in manuscript form when man learned to write. One of the stories is of a small group of beings who supposedly came to Earth many thousands of years ago in a metal craft which orbited the Earth several times before landing. As told in the Book “These beings lived to themselves and were revered by the humans among whom they had settled. But eventually differences arose among them and they divided their numbers, several of the men and women and some children settled in another city, where they were promptly installed as rulers by the awe-stricken populace.
“Separation did not bring peace to these people and finally their anger reached a point where the ruler of the original city took with him a small number of his warriors and they rose into the air in a huge shining metal vessel. While they were many leagues from the city of their enemies, they launched a great shining lance that rode on a beam of light. It burst apart in the city of their enemies with a great ball of flame that shot up to the heavens, almost to the stars. All those who were in the city were horribly burned and even those who were not in the city – but nearby – were burned also. Those who looked upon the lance and the ball of fire were blinded forever afterward. Those who entered the city on foot became ill and died. Even the dust of the city was poisoned, as were the rivers that flowed through it. Men dared not go near it, and it gradually crumbled into dust and was forgotten by men.”
“When the leader saw what he had done to his own people he retired to his palace and refused to see anyone. Then he gathered about him those warriors who remained, and their wives and children, and they entered their vessels and rose one by one into the sky and sailed away. Nor did they return.”
Could this foregoing legend really be an account of an extraterrestrial colonization, complete with guided missile, nuclear warhead and radiation effects? It is difficult to assess the validity of that explanation…just as it is difficult to explain why Greek, Roman and Nordic Mythology all discuss wars and contacts among their “Gods.” The immediate thought is that each group recorded their parochial view of what was actually a global conflict among alien colonists or visitors? That concept is chilling. . .but it (the Book of Dyzan) is not true! The entire foregoing legend is a modern day hoax that was concocted in 1965 –1966. It did not appear in the Book of Dyzan as claimed. But even if it had , that would not change things, for the Book of Dyzan is itself thought to be a hoax. The book was apparently first written in 1886 by an occultist. The reason for including this hoax at this point in this chapter is show you, in a way that you will remember, that just because someone tells you that something is true does not make it really true. You must be skeptical of all information presented both by UFO buffs and UFO detractors. As of right now there is no conclusive evidence for either side.
33.4 HUMAN REACTIONS
We have already considered some of the reasons aliens might not be too eager to contact us humans but there is another reason that ought to be brought out also. The reason is that contacting humans is downright dangerous. Think about that for a moment! On the microscopic level our bodies reject and fight (through production antibodies) any alien material; this process helps us fight off disease but it also sometimes results in allergic reactions to innocuous materials. On the macroscopic level (psychological and sociological) we are antagonistic to beings that are “different”. For proof of that, just watch how an odd child is treated by other children, or how a minority group is socially deprived, or how the Arabs feel about the Israelis (Chinese vs Japanese, Irish Catholic vs Irish Protestants.) In applying this concept to the treatment of aliens let me point out that in very ancient times, possible extraterrestrials may have been treated as Gods but in the last two thousand years, the evidence is that any possible aliens have been ripped apart by mobs, shot and shot at, physically assaulted, (in South America there is a well documented case)and in general treated with fear and aggression.
In Ireland about 1,000 AD, supposed airships were treated as “demonships.” In Lyons, France, “admitted” space travelers were killed.
More recently, on 24 July 1957 Russian anti-aircraft batteries on the Kouril Islands opened fire on UFO’s. Although all Soviet anti-aircraft batteries on the Islands were in action, no hits were made. The UFO’s were luminous and moved very fast.
We too have fired on UFO’s. About ten o’clock one morning, a radar site near a fighter base picked up a UFO doing 700 mph. The UFO then slowed to 100 mph, and two F-86’s were scrambled to intercept.
Eventually one F-86 closed on the UFO at about 3,000 feet altitude. The UFO began to accelerate away but the pilot still managed to get within 500 yards of the target for a short period of time. It was definitely saucer shaped. As the pilot pushed the F-86 at top speed, the UFO began to pull away. When the range reached 1,000 yards, the pilot armed his guns and fired in an attempt to down the saucer. He failed, and the UFO pulled away rapidly, vanishing in the distance.
This same basic situation may have happened on a more personal level. On Sunday evening 21 August 1955, eight adults and three children were on the Sutton Farm (one-half mile from Kelly, Kentucky) when, according to them, one of the children saw a brightly glowing UFO settle behind the barn, out of sight from where he stood. Other witnesses on nearby farms also saw the object. However, the Suttons dismissed it as a “shooting star”, and did not investigate. Approximately thirty minutes later (at 8:00 PM), the family dogs began barking so two of the men went to the back door and looked out. Approximately 50 feet away and coming toward them was a creature wearing a glowing silvery suit. It was about three and one-half feet tall with a large round head and very long arms. It had large webbed hands, which were equipped with claws. The two Suttons grabbed a twelve-gauge shotgun and a .22 caliber pistol, and fired at close range. They could hear the pellets and bullet ricochet as if off of metal. The creature was knocked down, but jumped up and scrambled away. The Suttons retreated into the house, turned off all inside lights, and turned on the porch light. At that moment, one of the women who was peeking out of the dining room window discovered that a creature with some sort of helmet and wide slit eyes was peeking back at her. She screamed, the men rushed in and started shooting. The creature was knocked backwards but again scrambled away without apparent harm. More shooting occurred (a total of about 50 rounds) over the next 20 minutes and the creatures finally left (perhaps feeling unwelcome?) After about a two hour wait (for safety), the Suttons left too.
By the time the police got there, the aliens were gone but the Suttons would not move back to the farm. They sold it and departed. This reported incident does bear out the contention though that humans are dangerous. At no time in the story did the supposed aliens shoot back, although one is left with the impression that the described creatures were having fun scaring humans.
33.5 SMALL SCALE SCIENTIFIC EFFORTS
Almost all-scientific efforts to date have been small scale; that is, one or two people would work on an idea, usually without either adequate time or resources. Such efforts are commendable, but rarely very successful. The nature of the problem is that adequate data can only be obtained by a large-scale effort by many investigators, and, with adequate data, real progress is almost impossible to make. We will discuss three small-scale efforts here. They are 1. ORTHOTENY (i.e., UFO sightings fall on “great circle” routes). 2. The Moon ILLUSION, and 3. The frequency plot.
Orthoteny looked promising for a time. At first, plots of sighting seemed to verify the concept but recent use of computers has suggested that even random numbers yield “great circle” plots as neatly as do UFO sightings.
On the other hand, the “moon illusion” appears to be a solid advance in knowledge. Jacques and Janine Vallee have taken a particular type of UFO — namely those that are lower than treetop level when sighted — and plotted the UFO’s estimated diameter versus the estimated distance from the observer. The result yields an average diameter of 5 meters with a very characteristic drop for short viewing distances. This behavior at the extremes of the curve is well known to astronomers and psychologists as the “moon illusion.” The illusion only occurs when the object being viewed is a real, physical object. Because this implies that the observers have viewed a real object, it permits us to accept also their statement that these particular UFO’s had a rotational axis of symmetry. Please not though that a real, physical object does not have to be an artificial phenomenon… instead it can be natural phenomenon.
Another, less solid, advance made by the Vallee’s was their plotting of the total number of sightings per week versus the date. They did this for the time span from 1947 to 1962, and then attempted to match the peaks of the curve (every 2 years 2 months) to the
times of Earth-Mars conjunction (every 2 years 1.4 months). The match was very good between 1950 and 1956 but was poor outside those limits. Also, the peaks were not only at the times of Earth-Mars conjunction but also roughly at the first harmonic (very loosely, every 13 months). This raises the question why should UFO’s only visit Earth when Mars is in conjunction and when it is on the opposite side of the sun. Obviously, the conjunction periodicity of Mars is not the final answer. As it happens, there is an interesting possibility to consider. Suppose Jupiter’s conjunctions were used; they are every 13.1 months. That would satisfy the observed periods nicely, except for every even data peak being of different magnitude from every odd data peak. Perhaps a combination of Martian, Jovian, and Saturnian (and even other planetary) conjunctions will be necessary to match the frequency plot…if it can be matched.
A more practical possibility was raised by Lt. Col. Raymond Kelley (USAF, Ret). He pointed out that any civilization of aliens was more likely to be controlled by budgetary constraints than by physical location of the area of interest. He suggested that Economists might be able to tell a great amount about the possible aliens’ financial structure by examining the fluctuations in sightings. To that suggestion we should also add the possibility of religious constraints upon business and travel. Further data correlation is quite difficult.
There are a large number of different saucer shapes but this may mean little. For example, look at the number of different types of aircraft which are in use in the U. S. Air Force alone.
It is obvious that intensive scientific study is needed in this area; no such study has yet been undertaken at the necessary levels of intensity needed. Something that must be guarded against in any such study is the trap of implicitly assuming that our knowledge of Physics (or any other branch of science) is complete. An example of one such trap is selecting a group of physical laws, which we now accept as valid, and assume that they will never be superseded. Five such laws might be:
1. Every action must have an opposite and equal reaction.
2. Every particle in the universe attracts every other particle with a force proportional to the product of the masses and inversely as the square of the distance.
3. Energy, mass and momentum are conserved.
4. No material body can have a speed as great as c, the speed of light in free space.
5. The maximum energy, E, which can be obtained from a body at rest is E=mc2, where m is the rest mass of the body.
Laws numbered 1 and 3 seem fairly safe, but let us hesitate and take another look. Actually, law number 3 is only valid (now) from a relativistic viewpoint; and for that matter so are laws 4 and 5. But relativity completely revised these physical concepts after 1915, before then Newtonian mechanics were supreme. We should also note that general relativity has not yet been verified. Thus we have the peculiar situation of five laws which appear to deny the possibility of intelligent alien control of UFO’s, yet three of the laws are recent in concept and may not even be valid. Also, law number 2 has not yet been tested under conditions of large relative speeds or accelerations. We should not deny the possibility of alien control of UFO’s on the basis of preconceived notions not established as related or relevant to the UFO’s.
33.6 MEDIUM SCALE SCIENTIFIC EFFORTS
Only two medium scale scientific efforts have been carried out. The first effort was a 2 year long study
carried out by scientists and engineers of Battelle Memorial Institute in statistical analysis of 2,199 UFO reports. The second effort was the previously mentioned, Government-financed study headed by
Dr. Edward U. Condon at the University of Colorado. Condon’s group concentrated on an intensive case by case analysis of a relatively small number of UFO reports (about 90).
Unfortunately, credence in that effort’s scientific detachment was damaged by Condon’s ill-advised statement (made when the project was just starting); “It is my inclination right now to recommend that the government get out of the business. My attitude right now is that there’s nothing to it.” Condon did not change his mind during the project . . . and he has been the subject of criticism for apparently not taking part in any field efforts.
Another point, which weakens the credence placed in that effort, in that effort is that the final report on the project went to great length to chastise others foe not researching the cases adequately, yet the Report show that Condon’s group was guilty of that also (as discussed earlier in this chapter). Furthermore the Report was written in such a fashion so as to make the final statistics difficult to obtain. That might have been accidental but it looks strange when very positive conclusions are claimed on the basis of a two-thirds sample.
Most people may not realize it but out of about 90 cases, at least 31 (and possibly 34) were left in the unknown category. Such an action is peculiar for the same branch of science that identified the positron on the basis of very few samples compared to the electron samples available. Please do not misunderstand what I am saying. The Condon Reports conclusions may well be correct . . . but they may also be quite wrong. The evidence does not seem to warrant the formation of firm conclusions at this time.
Perhaps the last thing to weaken credence in the Report was Condon’s statement (within the Report) that “Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are so far from the sun that they are too cold for life to exist there.” Any good astronomer can tell you that Condon’s statement is only true for Pluto. There is one good thing that the project did accomplish though. It performed the first cut at sifting the data so that valid data would be available for correlation studies. However, not enough total data has yet been sifted to permit reliable research on correlation (such as the “moon illusion” work, or the study to be discussed next).
Despite the lack of large amounts of thoroughly sifted data, scientists and engineers at Battelle Memorial Institute (not using the Condon Report’s data) have conducted a detailed statistical analysis. That statistical analysis produced extremely interesting results; it was based on 2,1999 UFO reports, each of which was individually and carefully evaluated (but not investigated) and categorized. The distribution of UFO sighting reports among the selected categories was as shown below in Table 33-1
Table 33-1 UFO REPORT CATEGORIZATION
Category Number Percent
Unknown 434 19,7 Insufficient Information 240 10.9 Astronomical 479 21.8 Aircraft 474 21.6 Balloon 339 15.4 Other 233 10.6 TOTAL 2,199 100.0%
The first two categories contain those sightings whose causes could not be identified. (It is more than curious that the percentage of the first two categories adds up to 30.6% . . .essentially the same as remained unidentified in the Condon Report.) The first category of the two—the UNKNOWN category—consists of sightings where the description of the object and its maneuvers could not be fitted to the patterns of any known phenomenon. Almost 20% of the reports fell in the UNKNOWN category!
The second category consists of sightings, which did not have adequate information to disallow identification as a common object or known natural phenomenon. The next three categories (astronomical, aircraft, balloon) are self-explanatory. The last category consists of birds, hoaxes, searchlights on clouds, etc. It should be emphasized again that the UNKNOWNS were not categorized that way because of insufficient information. The 2,1999 UFO sightings reports were also grouped as to the quality of the sightings, as shown in Table 33-2. Below.
QUALITY DISTRIBUTION OF REPORTS
Quality Group ALL UNKOWNS INSUFF. INFO No. % of TOTAL No. % of GROUP No. % of GROUP
An exciting discovery revealed in Table 33-2 is that, the better the quality of the report, the greater the probability that the report will be classified as UNKNOWN. That finding is totally contradictory to the often-stated authoritarian position that adequate information would enable every report to be explained as an Earth-generated phenomenon. Further statistical analysis of the characteristics of the UNKNOWN versus the KNOWNS yielded another exciting result. The result was that there was a less than 1% probability of the UNKNOWN and KNOWN observations being of the same types of things.
However, it must be re-emphasized the study did not have the benefit of data sifted on a case by case basis. Therefore, the results should not be relied upon too heavily. Furthermore, even if the results are completely valid, other explanations are possible without invoking sentient aliens. But . . . the results are still quite provocative.
33.7 A POSSIBLE LARGE SCALE SCIENTIFIC EFFORT
As pointed out earlier, the case by case approach of Condon is an excellent way to sift data so that valid data can be made available for further work. This approach could be uses as the first phase of a massive effort identify perhaps 2000 cases for further work. Then, correlation studies could be performed on that remaining data, as was done at Battelle. It is possible that such studies might reveal more information about the UFOs . . . it is also possible that they might not. After all, there might not be anything to learn. However, because of the “Condon Report’s poorly-supported conclusions, it is doubtful that any such effort will be made in the near future.
33.8 THE PROPULSION PROBLEM
One of the strongest arguments against the UFOs being spacecraft is that no known propulsions system can operate the way the UFOs are supposed to. However, remember that mankind has a lot to learn, and that there may well be many propulsive systems possible of which we know nothing as yet. For example, there is a force, which to the best of my knowledge has not yet been named. It is produced by a high frequency, high voltage electric field (with a strong gradient) when it interacts with a charge particle or plasma. Also to the best of my knowledge, this force has not been investigated by any large organization. Yet, it would seem that something like that force would be required to propel any possible alien spacecraft, which exhibits the UFO characteristics.
From available information, the UFO phenomenon appears to have been global in nature for almost 50,000 years. The majority of known witnesses have been reliable people who have seen easily explained natural phenomena, and there appears to be no overall positive correlation with population density. The entire phenomenon could be psychological in nature but that is quite doubtful. However, psychological factors probably do enter the data picture as “noise.” The phenomenon could also be entirely due to known and unknown phenomena (with some psychological “noise” added in) but that too is questionable in view of some of the available data.
This leaves us with the unpleasant possibility of alien visitors to our planet, or at least of alien controlled UFO’s. However, the data are not well correlated, and what questionable data there are suggest the existence of at least three and maybe four different groups of aliens (possibly at different states of development). This too is difficult to accept. It implies the existence of intelligent life on a majority of the planets in our solar system, or a surprisingly strong interest in Earth by members of other solar systems.
A solution to the UFO problem may be obtained by the long and diligent effort of a large group of well financed and competent scientists, unfortunately there is no evidence suggesting that such an effort is going to be made. However, even if such an effort were made, there is no guarantee of success because of the isolated and sporadic nature of the sightings. Also, there may be nothing to find, and that would mean a long search with no profit at the end. The best thing to do is to keep an open and skeptical mind, and not to take extreme positions on any side of the question.
The images were not in the textbook and are placed to help the reader understand the information.
Filer’s Files #9 2016 We’ve Lost Many Men and Planes to UFOs - PART I
Strange craft filmed on February 10, 2016 over Felixstowe, England
Filer’s Files #9 2016 We’ve Lost Many Men and Planes to UFOs - PART I
In special reports, this week’s files cover: General Chidlaw,We Have Lost Many Men Trying To Intercept UFOs, Quietly Star Wars is being Built, Peru – Crashed UFO, Chosen: Chronicles of an Alien Abductee.
Unidentified Aerial Phenomena sightings were reported over Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Washington.
Unidentified Aerial Phenomena sightings were reported over Australia, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, India, Ireland, Mexico, Turkey, and England, and North Wales in the United Kingdom.
The Filer Research Institute feels the scientific study of UFOs is for the benefit of humankind and is an important endeavor. The weekly intelligence report provides you with information on the latest sightings and UFO news that you need to understand the world situation. 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 and Prince Phillip told me of his personal interest in UFOs. The US Air Force investigated UFOs for more than twenty years under Project Blue Book; and I continue this advanced 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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We Have Lost Many Men Trying to Intercept UFOs
General Benjamin Chidlaw told investigators, `We have stacks of reports about flying saucers. We take them seriously when you consider we have lost many men and planes trying to intercept them.” Commander Air Defense Command 1951 to 1955.
Timothy Good writes, “The destruction or disappearance of military aircraft during interceptions of UFOs continued apace.” As General Benjamin Chidlaw, former commanding general of Air (later Aerospace) Defense Command told Robert C. Gardener (ex USAF) in 1953: “We have stack of reports of flying saucers. We take them seriously, when you consider we have lost many men and planes trying to intercept them.”
Leonard Stringfield, the former Air Force intelligence officer was told by a reliable source in the 1950s that the “Air Force was losing about a plane a day to the UFOs.” Stringfield was reliably informed. According to US Defense Department figures, from 1952 until the end of October 1956, there were 18,662 major accidents of military aircraft, broken down as follows:
Year -Air Force – Navy Losses
1952 2,274 2,086
1953 2,075 2,325
1954 1,873 1,911
1955 1,664 1,566
1956 1,530 1,358
Of this astonishing accident total, most involved fast new jets (such as those scrambled in UFO interceptions), of which 56.2 per cent were found to be caused by pilot error; 8.1 per cent by ground-crew or other personnel failure; 23.4 per cent by failure of parts and equipment in the aircraft; 2.8 per cent by various ‘unsafe conditions’, and –9.5 per cent (1,773) were due to ‘unknown factors’. Thanks to Timothy Good’ book, “Need to Know” P.172
Quietly Star Wars is being Built
The largest and most expensive weapons program in the US defense budget costing 8.5 Billion dollars plus are the National Missile Defense (NMD) program. It is designed to develop and deploy an operationally effective weapons system to protect the United States against limited ballistic missile threats, including accidental or launches from rogue nations like North Korea or Iran. We can speculate the NMD program may also be designed to be used against UFOs?
The above photograph was shown with various NMD photographs and the cruiser USS Lake Erie that detected, tracked, and destroyed a mock two-stage ballistic missile within two minutes of the ballistic missile launch. Shown above I speculate is part of the system intercepting objects in space. Part of this NMD system is the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System, that includes US Naval space and ground forces that include other countries such as Turkey, Romania, Poland and Japan.
In September, the Obama administration confirmed that Romania would host the first deployment of Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) land-based interceptors and that Poland would host the next site in 2018. Turkey and Bulgaria may play a role as well, according to administration officials, who are seeking to soothe Russian concerns by inviting Moscow to join U.S.-NATO missile defense plans… Turkey has agreed to have a radar site.
Russian officials fear the system could be used to intercept Russian long-range missiles aimed at the United States or even used to launch nuclear warheads at Russia.The Pentagon has acquired the use of seven military bases in Bulgaria and Romania, immediately after both countries were formally inducted into NATO. Washington has also transformed Georgia on the eastern shore of the Black Sea into a military outpost on Russia’s southern border and has similar designs on Ukraine.
Whether on land or at sea, the SM-3 continues to excel in testing. In 2014, the SM-3 Block IB was successfully launched for the first time from an Aegis Ashore testing site in Hawaii. The program has more than 25 successful space intercepts, and more than 240 interceptors have been delivered to U.S. and Japanese navies. Current plans call for buying a total of 52 Block IBs per year for the next several years. In September 2015, it was reported that the Department of Defense’s planned to buy a total of 396 Block IBs.
SM-3 Block IB The SM-3 Block IB has an enhanced two-color infrared seeker and upgraded steering and propulsion capability that uses short bursts of precision propulsion to direct the missile toward incoming targets. It became operational in 2014, deploying for the first time on U.S. Navy ships worldwide.
Aegis Missile Defense Destroyer
SM-3 Block IIA The next-generation SM-3 Block IIA is being developed in cooperation with Japan and will be deployable on land as well as at sea. It has two distinct new features: larger rocket motors that will allow it to defend broader areas from ballistic missile threats and a larger kinetic warhead. North Korea’s and China’s development of a long-range intercontinental missiles threatens both Japan and the US.
SM-3 Block IIA is the centerpiece of the European missile defense system, and Raytheon Company began flight testing in 2015 to keep the program on track for 2018 deployment at sea and on land in Poland. Theoretically, SM-3 could also be used against UFOs although some have electromagnetic protection.
The United States plans to buy 182 Block IIA interceptors solely for the European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA). These missiles, to be deployed at the Polish and Romanian Aegis Ashore sites (up to 24 each) and on the four U.S. Navy destroyers now based in Spain, would support the EPAA though 2040. With a Block IIA lifetime of twelve years, not all of these would be deployed simultaneously, with the total deployed at any one time likely between 96 and 144.
Currently eleven U.S. Aegis Ships are forward deployed at Yokosuka, Japan, seven of which are BMD capable. In addition, it can be expected that Japan, which is co-producing the Block IIA, will deploy a substantial number of them on its eight planned Aegis BMD capable ships, although I do not include these in my count here.
Peru – Crashed UFO Was Hit by Something
Marine Corps Lance Corporal John Weygandt, who was part of the Disclosure Project, was sent to Peru in March 1997, to provide perimeter security for a radar installation that he was told tracked drug traffic aircraft in Peru and Bolivia. He states, “About midnight, while I was on guard duty, Sergeant Allen and Sergeant Atkinson told me, an aircraft crashed and they need us to go and secure the crash site.” Early that morning we drove six Hummers close to the crash site just when it started to get light. Well, we found the area real easy because there was a huge gash in the land where something had crashed. Everything was burned and it was as if something had almost cut warm butter with a knife. It was like something on fire or had some kind of energy like a laser had cut it. It was really strange. I was in the front with Sergeant Allen and Sergeant Atkinson and we were ten or twenty meters ahead of everyone else. We were the first ones to see this thing. It had gone up the hill and then off in the side of the ravine and ridge. This was a 200-foot ridge, of solid rock. A huge craft was buried at a 45-degree angle in the side of the cliff there at the ridge. It was straight up and down. ‘
The craft was dripping a greenish-purple syrup-like liquid. The liquid was everywhere and fluctuated like it was alive and changing to a different shade of greenish purple. The craft was humming like a bass guitar and had a slowly turning light. Most of the craft seemed buried into the cliff but vents, like a fish gill were on the back.
The liquid got on my clothes and ate holes in them and burned off some the hair on my arms. There were three holes in the ship that may have been hatches that were not flush with the main body of the craft. There was another hatch the same width and diameter of the top hatch and it was kind of crooked to the side and it was half-open. I didn’t see any lights or anything coming out of it but I felt this… presence. It is real strange. I think the creatures calmed me. It was weird and I think they were trying to communicate with me, like, I guess, telepathically. The Corporal estimated the craft was ten meters in width and about 20 meters in length and shaped like something between an egg and a teardrop. The skin of the craft had bumps and notches and appendages on it. It was really organic and almost like art. It looked like something that could be made in a shop. It looked like it could have been handmade but out of what materials I do not know. It was definitely nothing like titanium. It looked like metal but there was no reflection. The sun was shining on it and I could see the different shades of the craft and it didn’t reflect anything. Suddenly the Sergeants were yelling at me to get the hell out of there.
After we climbed back up, the Department of Energy people were there. They knew about it so I don’t know why we went there still to this day. But anyway, I was arrested and cuffed, both hands down. I had all my gear taken from me by men in black cammies who threatened me, subdued me, and put me on a cot. They had no nametags. At the crash site there were about thirty of these guys wearing hazard suits.
I had been told aircraft were flying in and out of the atmosphere at mach ten plus. When you have objects that reenter the atmosphere, then stop on a dime, then turn around, and go exactly the opposite direction – that is somewhat strange. Meteors don’t do that. The craft was not from Earth. I knew that when I looked at it. I wondered if those facilities were built for the intent to track UFO’s and their cover was to track drug aircraft. They had laser range finders and all kinds of high tech stuff that I have never seen before. They [the laser range finders] looked like big telescopes and some sort of Command Center manned by a multi –national force. So these craft were tracked from this particular radar and were logged. I’m confident that when I saw the aircraft, it had been hit by something. Something had taken it out.
Editor’s Note: Corporal Weygandt described a craft damaged by enemy action, either ours or an opposing alien force. His testimony on Page 274 of “Disclosure: Witnesses Reveal the Greatest Secrets” by Steven Greer M.D. is excellent and indicates lethal deadly force was being used against alien intruders during the Clinton Administration. We can assume this war continues.
Chosen: Chronicles of an Alien Abductee
Byron W. Lacy has written an excellent book that should be read by everyone, because you may also be an abductee. He personally denied he was an abductee for fifty years despite many unexplained miracles and strange phenomena in his life. Do you have the feeling something is not right, this book will help solve your concerns.
He remembers the helplessness and fear that a five-year-old would feel when he is first visited by extraterrestrials? How about the look on his parents’ faces when he confesses his alien encounter? This is Byron W. Lacy’s firsthand account of what modern science insists is only folklore. He feels he was sent here on a mission and writes on Page 38:
Filer’s Files #9 2016 We’ve Lost Many Men and Planes to UFOs - PART II
Filer’s Files #9 2016 We’ve Lost Many Men and Planes to UFOs - PART II
Sightings in the United States
Arizona Alien Encounter
Phoenix — Lon Strickler report, “I received an inquiry on Wednesday from an elderly woman in the Phoenix suburb of Surprise; She witnessed two humanoid beings standing outside her bedroom window on December 21, a few days before Christmas 2015. I called and talked to the witness Thursday night in an attempt to gather more details. I am presenting this case to the readers and other investigators as a means of gathering additional data and knowledge about these beings. The witness was extremely alarmed by the incident and she is desperately seeking answers. She woke up about 1:30 am. I glanced out my bedroom window, and this is what I saw: Two gray short people like figures with cone heads. The tallest stood four feet tall, and the smallest one about three feet stood directly in front of the taller one. They just stood motionless. I looked, and then looked again, as I have never seen anything like this EVER! I set on the edge of my bed and I just kept looking at them. They didn’t move. Neither one of them had facial features at all. It appeared to me they had something over their heads to hide their appearance. I didn’t let my dog out, as I didn’t know what could happen. I laid back down in bed, I went to sleep! I didn’t awake until the next morning 8:30 am. 7 HOURS? I called the police a week or so later. They just told me to go to the ER or to call the Crisis Center. About a week later I went to my church, the priest didn’t believe me, or didn’t want to discuss, this alien encounter! I have done a lot of research online, and these Greys, with cone heads have been seen before, and are described as I have described them. I have never believed in UFO’s or Paranormal sightings, or have I ever viewed any web site on my computer until after I encountered these two Grey little people looking in to my bedroom window.
This was not a dream! I was completely awake! No medicine I take has any side effects, that would cause me to hallucinate! I am a senior citizen, I am living alone. This has scared me. They have not come back! I worry that they might come back. I have so many questions. I also called CH 113 EWTN TV. The person I talked to at EWTN didn’t believe me and did not want to discuss the matter. Please e-mail me. I have not told my friends or family. Please help me with answers I have. I pray daily that I never see them again! I called the witnessed and received more specific details…though most of it was personal. She did state that these beings wore full-length cloaks that were the same color (grayish-brown) of the cone-like covering over the head and face. The cone was more like a helmet. She also stated that she never sleeps more than 3 hours without waking…but she slept for an uninterrupted 7 hours, which she states she has never done before or since.
There was a NUFORC reported UFO sighting over Surprise, AZ the same night of the encounter: In some respects, these beings remind me of the descriptions for the ‘Teros’ species…a supposed Earth underground dwelling race of humanoids with cone-shaped heads. They do have human-like facial features, so this may have been a face covering of some type. They are also referred to as ‘Sunaynans’…’The Yearly Ones,’ an ancient race that parallels Arizona legends. Thanks to Lon Strickler NOTE: The above image is the witness rendering. Thanks to Ken Pfeifer MUFON NJ Website
Los Angeles — Jump to the end of this video and you will see that this person caught an alien drone that decided to check out this balloon on February 14, 2016. Alien orbs are AI drones that record everything that passes their area. This one slowed down enough to get a fantastic capture of it.
It’s actually not round, but tear drop shaped with edges and a monumental catch by UFO researcher Maria Argote. Thanks to Scott C. Waring Website
Rocky Ford— We observed red and white lights in a row appearing to be part of a craft on February 16, 2016. It hovered at a distance changing position but staying at the same altitude. It would come in with one to two bright white lights, which appeared to be part of a reflective surface. Six or more red lights would be added in a straight row. They would fade out then reappear at different positions. The lights were near the radio tower. A tree in the foreground was between me and the tower bracketing the lights. We watched the sighting for 35 minutes. The white lights were bright and the brightest lights in the sky. My feeling are that we saw a large hovering object a distance away emitting bright lights that showed a reflective surface with more lights appearing that were red. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Cape Coral— Bright light like orbs were seen in the west on February 11, 2016. First, there were two and one disappeared.
The second traveled north very slow then turned west and in a flash was gone. I could see it speed off in flight path.
Thanks to MUFON CMS
Hawaii Power Loss
Koneohe Bay — My daughter looked up and observed a huge ball of light in the night sky on February 19, 2016over the Hawaii Marine Base where she lives with her husband whom is in the military police. She watched for a bit, as it was so much bigger and brighter than everything else was in the sky. That is when it started pulsing and moving around. It would get dim, then extremely bright repeatedly as it maneuvered around. She realized it was a mile away in the sky. She then became amazed so she called a neighbor and the cell phones went to static. When her friend walked over, she also saw the object as well. After 15 minutes, it flew off and immediately the entire island lost ALL power.
Then they witnessed aircraft circling the areas. She is a bit un-nerved but excited. She also saw a similar UFO three months ago. This was NOT an aircraft she is familiar with seeing. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Durham — I had gotten up at midnight, and as always, before returning to bed, I looked up at the clear night sky on February 22, 2016. The object was immediately noticeable as it was very bright and much larger than surrounding stars.
Unmagnified, it looked like a white orb. I got my cell phone, set it to telephoto, and snapped a couple of shots. The shape was orb like, with a sort of notch out of it. The object got smaller and farther away as I watched and gave up and went to bed. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Boston— I was taking some pictures of a beautiful sunset near Constitution Beach in East Boston on February 20, 2016 at 5:10 PM. When I got back home, I showed the pictures to my wife and we noticed a little object on one picture. We said, “That looks like a Flying Saucer.” So, we saw the next picture and that object was right there again in a different place. The object is on the first four pictures out of 14.
The object is moving from the center of the photo it’s on top of the sun also you can observe a halo on it. In the second, the object is on the right hand side of the picture and the next two photos the object is on the left hand side of the photos in a lapse of time of two seconds. So checking the info on the photos all four were taken at 5:10 PM, within a minute. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Gerald — I was driving home from work heading down Highway 50 towards Gerald Union on February 17, 2016.
I saw a translucent glowing disc zip across the road and disappear in the tree line.
Then, I noticed a glowing light on the road in front of me. I slowed down and took this picture as it was descending. I actually got close to the light physically. Thanks to MUFON CMS
New Jersey Humanoid
Manchester — I was in bed resting, and frequently awaken between the hours of two to four am. I was lying on my back when I noticed to my left the White Light Being. He looked humanoid but tall and thin. With no sound the being reached into my left chest area; I did not feel any pain, pressure or discomfort. That lasted about five minutes. The being removed its hand from my left chest and stood there for two minutes and then vanished. I only saw a solo being and no craft. I felt fine the next few months, however; a strong intuitive urge kept hounding me to get to the cardiologist. Again, I had no chest pains or anything.
I to got an EKG and they ordered a stress test, then read the test and they informed me of my dyer health condition. So, I was rushed into the hospital to prep me for a triple bypass and a replacement Aorta valve. I was born Bicuspid instead of Tricuspid. It was a triple bypass and an Aorta valve replacement; they joked and said a two for one operation deal since they sawed my chest opened.
My take and feelings on this incident was the White Light Being made temporary repairs for me to not have a heart attack or stroke ahead of time. The doctors were saying you are so lucky because the bicuspid one valve was completely clogged and your heart valves for the bypasses were clogged in bad shape that I got into the hospital at the right time. It was a miracle. All the while, the White Light Being made adjustments to give me the time and the strong intuition to get into the hospital to save my life. I have the closest image of the White Light Being I could find anywhere and a photo of a man sleeping like I would have that night. PS I do not dream of being in my bedroom. When I dream I dream of going vast distances, seeing other things, never did I have a dream of myself in my bed. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Akron— I was going to the restroom and this light caught my eye out the window towards the south on February 12, 2016. I looked out and noticed it was not moving and the lights were pulsing. I texted my brother who came over and he also saw the object. To the southwest, a long and V shaped object appeared with white lights.
There was a blue/green light on the bottom center. It moved upwards, then descended and disappeared. I took a picture and my phone flashed, as it moved closer to my house and scared the heck out of me. My brother also took a picture. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Tahlequah — I was headed home with my husband and decided to take a picture of some clouds on December 9, 2016.
I was driving down Indian Road when I snapped the two photos.
I did not see anything before or after but there was an unknown object only in the second photo that had to be moving fast.
I am starting to think that I am crazy. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Kecksburg–On February 16, 2016, I took several pictures in the same area of the sky. I do not recall having seen anything in the sky. I am unsure if there was any known aircraft traveling through the area at that time. The object seen in the picture is white with a grey cloud/mist surrounding it. It has a rectangle/cigar shape. I cannot tell of its motions or actions since it appeared only in the picture. Upon seeing it in the picture, I wondered if there were any airplanes at the time the picture was taken, but I have no recollection of having seen anything in the sky. I have the original picture as well as two in which I zoomed in on the object and saved as a screenshot, all three of which I am sending with the report. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Sevierville— We were on a weekend trip and these pictures were taken one immediately after the other from the back deck of a mountain top cabin while taking pictures of the sunbeam on February 19, 2016
There was no sound and the object wasn’t noticed until we reviewed the pictures.
We blew them up and couldn’t believe or explain what we were seeing. It was quite creepy.
Thanks to MUFON CMS Note: Object left of the sun may be a lens flare.
Seattle — At 4:30AM, I went outside to smoke a cigarette in our back parking lot on February 23, 2016. I was observing the stars and looked directly overhead to see a bright as the moon delta shaped object at about 45+ thousand feet. It flew north to south over the roof of my apartment. It was huge about the 1/5 the size of the moon or looked to be. It then faded to black as blackness moved over it until it disappeared and could not be seen against the blackness off the sky.
I was in shock, I just saw delta shaped object with the darkness covering it up from the back to the front even though it was going forward.
Thanks to MUFON CMS
Worldwide UFO Sightings
Australia Convincing Triangle UFO
Stanhope Gardens — Early evening sitting on my patio at 18:40 PM, on December 16, 2013 I noticed a small black object hovering in the sky to the north. At first, I thought it may be a kite but it just hung there. I grabbed my iPhone and took three photos at different magnifications.
I watched the object for a while and then went back inside. Next time I came out it was gone. “The Phoenix Incident” had a triangular craft being pursued by an F-15 and it reminded me of my photo. I really do not know what it was but it was weird to just be hovering in the sky. Photos are untouched and taken with an iPhone 5. Thanks to Ken Pfeifer MUFON NJ Website
Jervis Bay— On Tuesday February 9, at around 2:40 PM, and getting washing when I saw something to the southeast, which caused me to do a double take. I saw a slate grey elliptical aircraft emerge from fog and disappeared back into it. There are no zeppelins or blimps active in this region of Australia and there was no fog on Tuesday afternoon. The sighting lasted no more than twenty seconds. I also felt a sense of unease, and foreboding, which lingered for much of Tuesday afternoon. Earlier in the day, I had passed Jervis Bay and saw the Navy was conducting maneuvers. I glimpsed a small aircraft of some kind, and was prepared to dismiss the incident as a trick of the eyes. Friday night, I took a look at MUFON to see tributes to Edgar Mitchell and read news of a UFO incident in America similar to mine. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Santa Catarina – A bright formation of lights changed formation and shape.
Discovered in photos taken on February , 2016 on the grounds of Cachoeira Seca in Camburiú in Santa Catarina Brazil. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Toronto— At sunrise on 11th & 12th of October 2015, a radiating “object” in the shape of a large diamond appeared. The color as witnessed was in an old tone.
Photographic evidence and close-ups are attached in this report that shows different rotating-changing shapes in all kinds of hues. It changed from white to pink to green to near metallic to blue and so forth. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Toronto — At about 7:10 PM on February 17, 2016 in my apartment faced towards the north side, right in front of Taylor Creek Ravine. My mom witnessed what seemed to be an extremely bright helicopter. It looked very much like a white star, but was far away, and at a high altitude. It looked like it changed directions descending toward my building. I ran to the bedroom and was mesmerized by what appeared to be a glowing triangle with three distinct flashing lights of blue, red, and white. I saw it up close, maybe within 400-500 feet asking myself; is this real? My mother was right beside me, to confirm that my eyes were not playing tricks on me. It looked 30 feet on each side moving extremely fast. I can say for sure that it was NOT an airplane, or helicopter. I saw it perfectly that it was a defined triangle with lights. I lost sight of this object when it moved south and up. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Cuba Many Documented Alien Craft Sightings
On March 16, 1950, Captain Miguel Murciano of the Compañía de Aviación Cubana reported having timed the progress of an unknown object over Antilla Airport on the island’s eastern edge. The strange object, he said,” was traveling at extraordinary speeds at five thousand feet “covering eight degrees in sixteen minutes” – Captain Murciano the object at 10:15 AM, during a flight from Santiago de Cuba to Antilla. All crewmembers and passengers saw the object agreeing it was not an airplane. Dr. Sergio Cervera of the Comisión Investigadora de Fenómenos Aéreos (CIFA) compiled a list of significant UFO-related cases in Cuba going as far back as the 1930s. Dr. Cervera’s notes for the year 1952 include a sighting by fifty witnesses in the village of Candonga when, a very bright light began zigzagging, and engaged in a cosmic ballet for an hour.
In 1953, Lt. Waldo Martinez, in the Cuban army, was driving a jeep toward the city of Trinidad when his vehicle’s engine shut down. It was then he noticed a powerful green light flying past his jeep, landing some 200 meters away. The object’s lights dimmed as the jeep regained its power and Mr. Martinez and his passengers resumed their journey. This CE-2 included the discovery of a burned circle on the ground, measuring some sixty feet across.
Researcher Orestes Girbau mentions an unusual event that took place on July 5, 1959 in the Bay of Matanzas when 30 Boy Scouts and their leaders had gone out on a hike at 9:30 AM. The entire troop ran toward the beach watching an object, which emerged from the sea and was only a few meters over the surface. The object was oval-shaped glowing disk or top that leveled off and rose straight up at an astonishing rate of speed, vanishing into the blue in less than 15 seconds.”
Once settled down, the witnesses agreed that the object was metallic in appearance and silver in color. Two anglers who watched report was wingless and between 20 and 26 feet in diameter and noiseless
Bangalore — I have received your emails for five years and have been interested in UFOs for 30 years. Sunset photography is my hobby and I often travel from Bangalore to Mysore for duty. Every evening I took thousands of photos and the best ones are published in my facebook page. Facebook
This photo was taken on February 3, 2016 at 5.53 pm, in a moving train as is usual every day. This object is far or distant I cannot analyze. Please examine this and give a review. If it is far away, it is definitely a UFO, if it is only 15 feet away it is a falling tree leave. Thanks to MUFON CMS VijaMK
India’s River Low Water Reveals Amazing Sight
The recently reduced river in Karnataka has been showing strange rock formations that have been leading many people to go to its edges and stare in wonder. Part of the reason is the fact that these have historical meaning to the Hindu population. Commonly known as Shiva Ling, the symbols and rock formations that are becoming noticeable are said to be hints that long ago aliens walked amongst us. There are plenty of conspiracies over the symbols and what their “true” meaning is. In modern culture, they are meant as strength and power, but many believe that it could be a sign that aliens have come long ago, and these are signs that they are going to return. Whatever you believe, they’re a sight to see. SEE THE VIDEO HERE >>Website
It was sunny day; we wanted to take a selfie. Then we saw a bright object in the photo that at first we thought was the light of the sun.
I immediately took another photo on February 19, 2016.
After one minute, the orb changed again and we took another photo, Because of the sun, we couldn’t see it.in third photo.
It was changed again but it had something like wings. They were red.in fourth picture it disappeared
Thanks to MUFON CMS
Puerto Vallarta — My wife, my two children and I sat at a table on the second floor of La Posta Restaurant looking at the sunset on February 13, 2016. We had clear view of the ocean when an orange glow appeared on the horizon after the sun set. At first, we thought it was an airplane but it hovered, and then shot up over a mile in two seconds. It came back down at the same speed to stop and hover on the horizon again. It then flew southwest, stopped, followed a similar path in the opposite direction heading northwest then came back in the same location where it hovered again before shooting upward and disappeared. I was convinced this was a UFO based on its behavior. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Calapan City — My girlfriend took the kids to the beach about on January15, 2016, in middle of the day as she usually does, noticed an object, and took a video. She brought the cam recorder because she has spotted the object around the same area roughly once a month. She also stated that when it appears it is always in front of the sun. I was not present but watching the video, it seems to change shape or reflect and/absorb light. I also noticed what I think looks like a thin red line maybe a light across the object. Thanks to MUFON CMS
Tekirda— When I was at home, my mother said she saw a light in sky from our window. I took the orange-yellow light’s picture.
It waited in sky for 2-3 minutes. Then it moved into space…
My English is not good, but I can tell in Turkish to the MUFON National Director of Turkey…
Thanks to MUFON CMS
Felixstowe– The object was seen for about 5 minutes, it was very light color on February 10, 2016. There is a plane leaving a contrail flying under it suggesting it is flying at a very altitude and is huge. Thanks to MUFON CMS
United Kingdom North Wales
Llandudno— Robert and Susie Hale are asking if aliens are making visits to the Llandudno area? They have seen UFOs several times in the last year. Their first experience was when they saw and unusual Easter egg-shaped object in the sky above their home in March. It seemed to glide before making sudden jumping maneuvers, changed shape into a sphere, and sped away.
Three weeks later, the couple was walking on a footpath on the slopes of the Orme, when they spotted a vivid ball of light hovering above the cliffs. Robert said, “Previously we had been skeptical about UFOs but these sightings made us think perhaps they do exist, so we started to keep a look out for anything else unusual.” In July, above Cwm Mountain, they saw a charcoal-colored triangular shaped craft without markings made a low-pitched humming noise as it sped off. On August 25, also above Cwm Mountain, they again saw an Easter egg-shaped object, this time with what seemed to be a spherical object suspended beneath it.
“It came right overhead, making a very low humming noise and then flew off,” said Robert. “It’s very strange.” said Robert. “We don’t know where to go for the answers.” Moreover, Susie said, “We never used to believe in these things but we are seeing them so often that we’ve changed our minds.”NOTE: The above image is CGI. Thanks to Ken Pfeifer MUFON NJ Website
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Giant skeletons of an unidentified human race have been excavated around the world, lending credence to the strange stories of Nephilim in ancient texts.
According to the book of Genesis, Nephilim were beings present on the earth during the time when the “sons of God” mingled with the “daughters of men.” It says they were “the heroes of old, men of renown.”
In May of 1912, an archeological dig overseen by Beloit College, uncovered more than two hundred burial mounds near Lake Delavan, eighteen bizarre skeletal remains were found, of what appeared to be a lost race of giants.
As originally reported in the May 4th,1912 edition of the New York Times, the skulls of these seven to nine-foot skeletons were elongated, with protruding nasal bones and long, pointed jaw bones.
The January 13th,1870 edition of the Wisconsin Decatur Republican, reported that two giant, well-preserved skeletons of an unknown race were discovered near Potosi, by workers digging the foundation of a saw mill near the bank of the Mississippi river.
One skeleton measured seven-and-a-half feet, the other eight feet. The skulls of each had prominent cheek bones and double rows of teeth. A large collection of arrowheads and “strange toys” were found buried with the remains.
Are these the Giants the Bible & many other civilizations have in their history and painted on their walls?
Many have accused the Smithsonian Institution of covering up these discoveries, locking the giant skeletons away, and depriving the public of their findings.
Richard J. Dewhurst reveals in the radio interview below, that North America was once ruled by an advanced race of giants, but also, that the Smithsonian Institution has been actively suppressing the physical evidence for nearly 150 years.
Orb-UFO Recorded While Doing the Most Unexplained Thing
Orb-UFO Recorded While Doing the Most Unexplained Thing
The UFO phenomenon is real and it doesn’t necessarily involve alien crafts. From what we’ve seen so far from different recordings of these mysterious objects, they take different shapes and sizes and some of them even appear to be of organic nature. Today I’ll highlight an interesting example of what we call an ‘orb-UFO’.
Surprised over Spokane Valley, Washington, the glowing orb hovered over the city and performed some sort of bizarre ritual. It kept pulsating until a smaller orb emerged out of it and after that it turned off its lights and vanished into the night. What you are about to see is a clear example of ‘orb-UFO,’ a sighting that has become really common these days. This small buggers are very agile and can perform maneuvers that defy our laws of physics.
They are usually seen in a pair of two, but singular appearances were also reported. Common traits of these orbs are the dip in brightness they perform, as well as the formidable movement speed at which they can travel. Another particularity, as you will see in the video below, is the orb’s ability to multiply. Whatever this thing is doing remains unexplained, but it’s sure to put the most intriguing aerial spectacle.
The man who recorded this offered his testimony in Case 53762 of MUFON. He claims that soon after he stepped outside onto the back porch at about 7 PM, he noticed a strange object in the sky that appeared to change its color from yellow to red, and then orange.
I traveled towards our house northbound, stopped, and changed direction to the east,” the witness said. The object stopped, flashed very brightly several times and then discarded something. There was glowing discharge from the bottom of the object. Object lost brightness intensity and then slowly went away.
According to the witness, this was not the first time when the mysterious orb had made its presence noticed.
This was the second time I have seen the same object do the exact same thing in nearly the same place. The first sighting was slightly farther southeast and farther away. This time it was closer.
MUFON Washington State Director James E. Clarkson who investigated the case, offered some additional useful information in his report:
There is no known natural phenomenon that would produce what is visible. Further, there were radar anomalies present in the area that may correspond to what was taken on the video recording. The argument can be made for an unknown type of aerial military craft, but the weather and location do not seem appropriate for a military exercise.
According to our analysis, these peculiar orbs could be organic beings coming from within the Earth, but we do not exclude the possibility of an artificially-intelligent drone piloted by its own will. I know it might sound a little bit out of this world, but these appearances are something real and many people across the world have seen and even recorded them. Although certain anomalies were shown by ground radars, they remain literally untouchable because of the advanced technological means they possess.
Their purpose is also unknown, but considering that no harm has been done to people so far, it’s likely that they come in peace. The orb UFOs are usually drawn by large crouds, so there is evidence suggesting they might have some kind of interest in humans. Can we relate them to the increasing number of abductins worldwide, or are they rather the scouting devices of a far more advanced species of ET or intraterrestrials? Until more evidence surfaces, the above mentioned remains only a theory, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and I’m extremely curious to see where it leads to.
WHAT HAVE APOLLO ASTRONAUTS BEEN HIDING FOR DECADES?
WHAT HAVE APOLLO ASTRONAUTS BEEN HIDING FOR DECADES?
Three astronauts who served on the Apollo 10 mission dating back to 1969 — before Apollo 11's first manned moon landing — were terrified to hear radio transmissions similar to music during the radio-free mission while traversing the far side of the moon.
They were cut off from the Earth for about 60 minutes but still could hear radio sounds through their headsets after they entered lunar orbit. Astronauts were puzzled whether to report about the incident to NASA.
The released transcripts contained "strange, otherworldly music coming through the Apollo module's radio," the Science Channel series "NASA's Unexplained Files" found out.
AN APOLLO MISSION SECRETLY HIDDEN IN A CLASSIFIED TAPE FOR ALMOST 40 YEARS HAS BEEN FINALLY REVEALED, ACCORDING TO NASA RECENT REPORT.
The astronauts on board Apollo 10 can be heard talking about the "whistling sound
"You hear that? That whistling sound? Whooooooooo!" one of them says. Another astronaut said: "It sounds like, you know, outer space-type music."
"Well, that sure is weird music," one astronaut says. "Boy it got quiet, didn't it?" one can be heard.
Apollo astronauts debated the necessity to tell Mission Control about the strange music minutes before they regained radio contact with Earth.
"It's unbelievable", "Shall we tell them about it?", "I don't know. We ought to think about it," they questioned.
"The Apollo 10 crew was very used to the kind of noise that they should be hearing. Logic tells me that if there was something recorded on there, then there was something there," Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden says on the Science Channel program. "NASA would withhold information from the public if they thought it was in the public's best interest."
The recordings remained classified in NASA's archives until 2008, prompting an ongoing discussion regarding the nature and origin of the "outer space-type music."
"If you're behind the moon and hear some weird noise on your radio, and you know you're blocked from the Earth, then what could you possibly think?" The Huffington Post quoted Worden as saying ( via sputniknews.com ).
Some astronauts assume the music could belong to aliens. "These noises some of them are really weird, they even sound un sub conditional like strange alien speech."
Bigger than Roswell: Top Secret CIA docs unearth hidden UFO encounters
Bigger than Roswell: Top Secret CIA docs unearth hidden UFO encounters
Real life X-Files from the 1950’s describe a number of strange encounters with otherworldly beings and mysterious flying craft
Highly classified documents regarding UFOs and Alien life have emerged from the 1050’s exposing shocking truth about alien UFO’s visiting our planet.
The shocking truth about alien life and alien spacecraft are detailed in a catalogue of ‘unexpected’ highly classified documents from the CIA, detailing encounters with flying saucers and Aliens.
The reports, which go back decades, describe witnesses who were left stunned by the complexity and capabilities of fast-moving spacecraft through the skies. Among the details of alien spacecraft are descriptions of enigmatic encounters with beings not from Earth, and mysterious noises which have been recorded from space.
The mysterious accounts are considered as unprecedented by many and are considered to be far more important than what occurred in Roswell.
A declassified file from 1952 provides the sworn testimony of former mayor of Gleimershausen in Germany, Oskar Linke who describes how he spotted two beings in metallic clothing standing next to a huge spaceship.
“The object rose to a horizontal position,” he said, “turned toward a neighboring town, and then disappeared from the heights and forests.”
He added: “I would have thought that both my daughter and I were dreaming if it were not for the following element involved.
“When the object had disappeared, I went to the place where it had been.
“I found a circular opening in the ground and it was quite evident that it was freshly dug, it was exactly the same shape as the conical tower,” testified Linke.
The declassified documents note that many other people from the area reported and sam the same comet-like object in the sky.
Another file which has been made available to the public describes yet another incredible UFO encounter that took place over a uranium mine in what was then, the Belgian Congo. The two fiery disks glided in what is described as ‘elegant curves’, before abruptly stopping in mid-air, and taking off in a zig-zag fashion.
Former Commander Pierre, the pilot who flew after the two ‘alien’ objects from an airfield located near Elisabethville, modern-day Lubumbashi even sketched the objects trying to depict what he witnessed.
According to Commander Pierre – who is described as being a “dependable officer” – both objects moved an incredible speed of around 900mph.
However, the reports are numerous. Another interesting account took place in Barcelona when a strange object soaring over Spain was seen while emitting mysterious flashes of light. According to Valentin Garcia, a journalist who witnessed the mysterious encounter: “The newspaper office was soon flooded with telephone calls from people who had seen the object.”
In following weeks, more sightings of a similar object were seen over Algeria and Tunisia and Meknes, Taourirt and Casablanca in Morocco.
However, not only has the CIA admitted recording UFO sightings and unexplained phenomena that could not have been caused by any known force on planet Earth. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has also admitted we have been ‘visited’ in the distant past.
According to a document made available from the FBI archives found here, we have been visited by beings from ‘other’ dimensions. According to reports and “Declassified” documents, we have been visited by numbs extraterrestrial species, some of these, are not only from other planets but from other dimensions. Some of these beings originate from an ethereal plane coexistent with our physical universe. These “entities”, that could “materialize” on our planet appeared as giant translucent figures.
“The bodies of the visitors, and the craft, automatically materialize on entering the vibratory rate of our dense matter…” (source)
You can access the declassified CIA documents by clicking here.
Based On A String of Mysterious Sightings, Researchers Believe a Major Alien Invasion is Happening Right Now Covertly
Based On A String of Mysterious Sightings, Researchers Believe a Major Alien Invasion is Happening Right Now Covertly
Researchers within the UFO community are sounding the alarm about what they believe is a subtle covert alien invasion taking place on our planet right now. Reports suggest they might be onto something.
Recently the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), which is the world’s oldest and largest UFO investigative organization has received a number of disturbing reports from across the United States in which numerous witnesses have sighted and filmed giant orbs hovering over the sky and seemingly releasing smaller orbs that then fall to the ground.
This has led some researchers to believe that a covert alien invasion is currently underway and, much like the war methodology of earthly conflicts, are busy infiltrating their targeted “enemy” to make their conquest easier.
Three cases reported and documented by MUFON, Case numbers 52942, 52934 and 52930 demonstrate this potential invasion through a sighting in which a stealth orb UFO was observed dropping a “landing pod” pod over Boise, Idaho which you can see in the video below;
Although the video itself is not incontrovertible evidence at all, this sighting was reported by all three of the unrelated witnesses.
In the first of the three independent reports, Case number 52934, a witness was driving home with his wife when he looked up and saw a mysterious glowing red UFO in the sky;
“It caught my eye because I am always looking up for strange lights… I asked my wife what she thought and she recommended that we pull over – so I did.”
After observing the strange craft, for several minutes the witnesses decided to rush home and fetch their video camera. They then began filming in time to capture the glowing orb drop an orb to the Earth’s surface;
“Got home, ran inside, grabbed my camera and got it into view just in time to see it drop another orb, but this one was flashing.”
A second witness,Case number 52930 reported the exact same incident;
“This really freaked me out… I watch the sky all of the time and have never seen anything like this before.”
A third witness. Case number 52942 made a similar report;
“We told some family members and my brother in law saw it on his way home after it was split in two… This left us with a very odd feeling as it was so unusual and hoping we get an answer.”
This, however, is not an isolated incident.
The Inquisitr reported last week that a witness saw an almost identical incident, filed as Case number 53762, where he witnessed an UFO with a bright orange-red glow dropping another orb that landed on our planet;
“The object stopped, flashed very brightly several times and then discarded something. There was glowing discharge from the bottom of the object. The object lost brightness intensity and then slowly went away.”
You can view this sighting in the video below;
Another sighting, also reported by the Inquisitr, was once again almost identical. So what is going on here? Is there a planned methodical invasion taking place? Or are they already here as many of the ancients believed and simply moving forward with a full on take over? Or is this all just paranoia and fantasy? Please comment below to share your thoughts.
Scott Kelly isn't bringing home a souvenir of his year in space.
The NASA astronaut, who has been living and working on the International Space Station since March 2015, is set to return home to Earth on Tuesday (March 1) after 340 days circling the planet. Kelly is the first American to embark on such a long mission and, together with Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko is the first to stay for nearly a year at the orbiting outpost.
"I don't look at souvenirs that have been flown in space the same [way] that other people do, only because I've been in space so many times," Kelly explained Thursday (Feb. 25) in a press conference from the space station. "I absolutely understand why other people do and I respect that, but the fact that I've been here four times and well over 500 days, it doesn't have the same meaning to me." [Ape Escape in Space! Watch Astronaut Scott Kelly's Hilarious Video Hijinks]
"So, I really do not have anything personal for myself that I have flown. I have stuff other people have given me and I look forward to returning those items when I get back," he said, replying to a question from collectSPACE.
His choice to forgo his own memento aside, Kelly is busy packing for his return home. Together with Kornienko and Sergey Volkov (who has been in space since September), Kelly will depart the station and land on the snow-covered steppe of Kazakhstan on board Russia's Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft.
The descent capsule only has enough room for the three crew members and a limited amount of their cargo.
"There is not a lot of volume in the Soyuz, but we do have a lot of small items that we return," Kelly said in an earlier media interview this week. "Generally, we can bring about a kilogram and a half [3.3 pounds] of stuff on the Soyuz that are personal items and in some cases are things that people have given us."
Although the space station has a much larger volume than Kelly's ride home — NASA likens it to a conventional six-bedroom house — the astronaut's personal quarters were just as small in comparison, a point Kelly said may need to be rethought before sending crews out on longer missions.
"Even though our crew quarters and our privacy is pretty good, I think it is going to have be a lot better," said Kelly. "Probably almost half of the time I've been here, between sleeping and working on the computer, I've spent basically in a box the size of a phone booth. So making that private area as perfect as is possible, I think, will go a long way towards reducing fatigue, reducing stress and helping for a successful mission."
Even in the constrained space of his crew quarters, Kelly has amassed more than he can bring home on the Soyuz alone, as supply ships have brought family care packages and logistical items, such as the clothing he has worn.
For the items too large or in excess of what his spacecraft can carry, there is the SpaceX Dragon capsule, which has the capability to return from the space station to an ocean splashdown for recovery.
"We get to bring some items back on SpaceX," Kelly said. "We actually return garbage on the SpaceX [Dragon], too. We have to get rid of the stuff on the station somehow, so we do have a pretty significant capability to bring back stuff that you might not imagine."
Humanoid Robot: Technological Advance or Harbinger of Robot Takeover?
Humanoid Robot: Technological Advance or Harbinger of Robot Takeover?
AI takeover refers to a hypothetical scenario in which artificial intelligence (AI) becomes the dominant form of intelligence on Earth, with computers or robots effectively taking control of the planet away from the human race.
The development of full Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to make lives easier by understanding human desires or driving people's cars, but if it were uncontrolled, the technology could pose a serious threat to society even it could spell the end of the human race according to British physicist Stephen Hawking.
Shane Legg is co-founder of DeepMind Technologies, an AI startup that was bought for Google in 2014 states: "AI is now where the internet was in 1988. Demand for machine learning skills is quite strong in specialist applications (search companies like Google, hedge funds and bio-informatics) and is growing every year."
"I expect this to become noticeable in the mainstream around the middle of the next decade. I expect a boom in AI around 2020 followed by a decade of rapid progress, possibly after a market correction."
"Human level AI will be passed in the mid 2020’s, though many people won’t accept that this has happened. After this point the risks associated with advanced AI will start to become practically important…I don’t know about a “singularity”, but I do expect things to get really crazy at some point after human level AGI has been created. That is, some time from 2025 to 2040."
Google-owned Boston Dynamics released a video of its humanoid robot Atlas, a tough-as-nails robot who can resist a human's attempt to trip and knock packages from its hands.
And what if you couldn't tell the difference between man and machine?
Since probably many people looking in from the outside might not realize that artificial intelligence will one day outsmart humans, and there is no guarantee that it will be benevolent.
Even there is the possibility that the Internet will become self-aware.
Most people agree the internet is not consciously alive. Currently, the internet accepts inputs and is pretty good at producing outputs, depending on browser, apps, hardware, search engines, coding factors, and, of course, the people using it.
The scary fact, though, is that on a long enough timeline, the many billions of operations on the internet every second will no longer just be following pre-described patterns, but will begin to evolve on their own.
According to MotherboardVice, the question of whether the internet will become self-aware is not if it will happen, but when.
More likely, the internet will become alive because of aliens.
Extraterrestrial intelligence's are likely interested in the internet on Earth, probably because it’s an easy way to monitor and even mass control human beings.
So there’s plausible reason for advanced extraterrestrial intelligence to beam some advanced programming code or virus from a far-off system that would reprogram our internet to do its bidding—one that is super-intelligent, could closely watch us, and could shut us down before we do anything stupid.
UFOs Cover-Up 2015: Most SHOCKING ExtraTerrestrial Documentary - New BBC Alien Sightings HD
UFOs Cover-Up 2015: Most SHOCKING ExtraTerrestrial Documentary - New BBC Alien Sightings HD
Published on Jul 8, 2015
UFOs Cover-Up 2015: Most SHOCKING ExtraTerrestrial Documentary - New BBC Alien Sightings HD
A cover-up is an attempt, whether successful or not, to conceal evidence of wrongdoing, error, incompetence or other embarrassing information. In a passive cover-up, information is simply not provided; in an active cover-up, deception is used. The expression is usually applied to people in positions of authority who abuse their power to avoid or silence criticism or to deflect guilt of wrongdoing. Those who initiate a cover-up (or their allies) may be responsible for a misdeed, a breach of trust or duty or a crime. While the terms are often used interchangeably, cover-up involves withholding incriminatory evidence, while whitewash involves releasing misleading evidence.
When a scandal breaks, the discovery of an attempt to cover up is often regarded as even more reprehensible than the original deeds. The mildest case, not quite a cover-up, is simply to release news which could be embarrassing but is not important enough to guarantee attention at a time when other news is dominating the headlines, or immediately before a holiday or weekend. Initially a cover-up may require little effort; it will be carried out by those closely involved with the misdeed. Once some hint of the hidden matter starts to become known, the cover-up gradually draws all the top leadership, at least, of an organization into complicity in covering up a misdeed or even crime that may have originally been committed by a few of its members acting independently. This may be regarded as tacit approval of that behaviour. It is likely that some cover-ups are successful although by definition this cannot be confirmed. Many fail, however, as more and more people are drawn in and the possibility of exposure makes potential accomplices fearful of supporting the cover-up and as loose ends that may never normally have been noticed start to stand out. As it spreads, the cover-up itself creates yet more suspicious circumstances. The original misdeed being covered may be relatively minor, such as the 'third-rate burglary' which started the Watergate scandal, but the cover-up adds so many additional crimes (obstruction of justice, perjury, payoffs and bribes, in some cases suspicious suicides or outright murder) that the cover-up becomes much more serious than the original crime. Cover-ups do not necessarily require the active manipulation of facts or circumstances. Arguably the most common form of cover-up is one of non-action. It is the conscious failure to release incriminating information by a third party. This "passive cover-up" is often justified by the motive of not wanting to embarrass the culprit or expose them to criminal prosecution or even the belief that the cover-up is justified by protecting the greater community from scandal. Yet, because of the passive cover-up, the misdeed often goes undiscovered and results in harm to others ensuing from its failure to be discovered. (In Catholic Moral Theology this would be considered the Sin of omission and a Mortal sin), Real cover-ups are common enough, but any event which is not completely clear is likely to give rise to a thicket of conspiracy theories alleging covering up of sometimes the most weird and unlikely conspiracies. "Snowjob" is an American and Canadian colloquialism for a deception or a cover-up; for example, Helen Gahagan Douglas described the Nixon Administration as "the greatest snow job in history."
National Geographic Documentary 2016 Alien in space Mysteries UFO Documentary 2015
National Geographic Documentary 2016 Alien in space Mysteries UFO Documentary 2015
Published on Dec 15, 2015
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Palm-Size Satellites Could Hunt for New Alien Worlds
Palm-Size Satellites Could Hunt for New Alien Worlds
by Nola Taylor Redd
When Gemini Planet Imager captured this picture of Beta Pictoris b, it had to block the starlight to keep it from interfering with light from the planet. A new project suggests using tiny satellites to hunt for other worlds closer to the star that can't be spotted with direct imaging. Credit: Processing by Christian Marois, NRC Canada.
Tiny satellites could hitch a ride into orbit and spot alien worlds from afar, new research suggests.
NASA's 2,230 pound (1,052 kilogram) Kepler Space Telescope has discovered thousands of potential planets around other stars. Now, some scientists want to go smaller: They propose searching for new worlds using miniaturized satellites that can fit in the palm of your hand.
"We want to be cheaper than sending up a huge satellite, to be able to collect more data in less time for less money," Ameer Blake, an undergraduate student at Howard University in Washington, D.C., toldSpace.com. Blake and his adviser, Aki Roberge, a research astrophysicist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, studied the possibility of using a smaller instrument known as a cubesat to search for a new planet around the star Beta Pictoris, already known to host at least one world, Beta Pictoris b. He presented the results in January at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Kissimmee, Florida. [CubeSats: Tiny, Versatile Spacecraft Explained (Infographic)]
"We wanted to know, are there any other planets other than Beta Pictoris b, and if so, where are they?" Blake said.
In 2008, scientists used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to reveal a giant planet more than 1.5 times the radius of Jupiter orbiting Beta Pictoris. Circling only nine times the Earth-sun distance from its star, just inside what would be the orbit of Saturn in the solar system, Beta Pictoris b is the closest orbiting exoplanet captured by direct imaging, the technique that essentiallyphotographs other worlds. The method is most sensitive to giant planets several times the mass of Jupiter, and faces challenges when it comes to spotting smaller worlds or worlds close to their star.
Hubble Space Telescope images of the edge-on disk of dust and gas that surrounds the star Beta Pictoris. The disk stretches more than 1,400 times the Earth-sun distance in each direction. Credit: NASA, ESA, and D. Apai and G. Schneider (University of Arizona)
Blake and Roberge are interested in launching a cubesat into space to search for a new world around the star. The evidence suggests the star's system sits nearly edge-on as seen from Earth — that is, oriented so we're looking at the edge of the system rather than from above or below. Researchers have seen a debris disk that stretches to over 1,400 times the Earth-sun distance on both sides of the star, and the known planet's orbit also agrees with that orientation. This should allow a cubesat to search for other planets using a process called the transit method, which should be able to see worlds inside the orbit of Beta Pictoris b.
Unlike direct imaging, which relies on capturing the light reflected from a planet, the transit method, which is also used by the Kepler telescope, searches for dips in the brightness of the star as a planet moves between it and Earth. Instruments can only detect the transiting planets' presence if they pass between the star and Earth, so the system must lie within a few degrees of being edge-on to Earth.
Based on their preliminary study, Blake said that a cubesat should be able to spot the most massive gas giants on a short orbit.
"We would definitely be able to see hot Jupiters," he said, referring to the worlds several times the mass of the solar system's largest planet in orbits closer than Mercury's.
"We would like to get as small as maybe Neptune-size planets, but things get more complicated when you get to smaller sizes."
Stare & collect
Several years ago, planet hunter Sara Seager, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, proposed using a fleet of cubesats to survey part of the sky in search of worlds beyond the solar system. Blake said the idea inspired him and his adviser to consider a single instrument targeting only one star. This avoids concerns about focusing or redirecting a suite of satellites.
"This is just, stare at one thing and collect as much information as possible," Blake said.
Blake said that sending up a single satellite would make a good first step toward an entire fleet. Once the method is proven to work, other satellites could be launched to either discover new worlds or confirm preliminary observations, such as those made by Kepler.
When it comes to discovery, however, the search would need to be limited to stars which already demonstrate that their systems are edge-on to Earth. Researchers can identify such stars by observing massive debris disks around them or targeting stars with directly imaged worlds whose orbits are edge-on.
Cubesats were first introduced in 1999 as compact satellites that university students could construct to perform experiments and test new technologies. They take the standardized shape of a 4 x 4 x 4-inch (10 x 10 x 10 centimeters) cube, which allows them to hitch a ride into space with other, larger launches. Two will be launched in March 2016 to cover the entry, descent, and landing of NASA's upcoming Mars InSight lander, while other scientists have discussed dropping them off at destinations such as Europa and Enceladus. [CubeSats Are Bound For The Planets (Video)]
Satellite Quiz: How Well Do You Know What's Orbitin...
The space age dawned with the launch of Sputnik 1, Earth's first artificial satellite, in 1957. Thousands of additional spacecraft have followed in Sputnik's footsteps, serving humanity in a variety of ways. How well do you know Earth's satellites?
The biggest challenge for a cubesat mission to hunt for worlds around a specific target has to do with time. The scientific community requires at least three transits — three times an object must pass between its sun and the Earth — to confirm its status as a planet. Blake's study suggests a maximum of a year and a half for a cubesat orbit, though it may last for only half a year. To confirm a planet would require finding those which circle their stars every two to six months.
Blake and Roberge have performed the background study that shows using a cubesat to search for worlds around Beta Pictoris is a viable plan. Their next step is to speak to engineers and instrumentalists to determine what parts would be necessary to construct such a satellite. From there, they can make estimates on what building it might cost — though it should come in far less than Kepler's $550 million price tag.
"I think it would be great to be able to find exoplanets with less material and preferably in quicker time," Blake said.
Ring-shaped, five-dimensional black holes could break Einstein's theory of general relativity, new research suggests.
There's a catch, of course. These 5D "black rings" don't exist, as far as anyone can tell. Instead, the new theoretical model may point out one reason why we live in a four-dimensional universe: Any other option could be a hot mess.
"Here we may have a first glimpse that four space-time dimensions is a very, very good choice, because otherwise, something pretty bad happens in the universe," said Ulrich Sperhake, a theoretical physicist at the University of Cambridge in England. [8 Ways You Can See Einstein's Theory of Relativity in Real Life]
Doomed from the start
From the beginning, Einstein's theory of general relativity, which describes how matter warps space-time, predicted its own demise. That demise came in the form of singularities, or infinitely curved portions of space-time in which the laws of physics break down, said study co-author Markus Kunesch, an applied mathematics and theoretical physics doctoral candidate at the University of Cambridge.
But in a kind of lucky save, Einstein's theory predicts these singularities exist only behind the event horizons of black holes, from which no matter can escape.
"Even though you have a singularity, it's pretty nicely contained in a high-security lunatic asylum, and it cannot affect anything on the outside," Sperhake, who was not involved in the current study, told Live Science. "This means that general relativity is still perfectly able to explain the entire evolution of the entire universe outside this tiny singularity."
The notion of safely contained singularities, dubbed the cosmic censorship theorem, has held up everywhere in the universe where people have looked.
Naked black holes
But Kunesch and fellow University of Cambridge researchers Pau Figueras and Saran Tunyasuvunakool wanted to probe the limits of the cosmic censorship theorem. They took a look at bizarre proposed black holes that researchers had dreamed up about 15 years ago.
In the past, researchers had proposed a mathematical description of these black rings. However, no one had been able to simulate how they would behave under general relativity. It turned out that, in five dimensions, "naked singularities" would be sitting outside black holes, the team reported in a study published Feb. 18 in the journal Physical Review Letters. That, in turn, would imply that Einstein's theory of relativity would completely break down throughout the universe, not just in black holes.
That doesn't mean Einstein's theory is wrong. Relativity has passed every single test it's faced.
"It is an incredibly amazing theory. It has predicted a lot of new things," Kunesch told Live Science. (Physicists recently discovered one of the last remaining predictions of relativity when they detected gravitational waves formed from the smashup of two black holes 1.3 billion years ago.)
For one, it's extremely unlikely that these relativity-breaking black holes exist. For that to be true, there would have to be extra dimensions. While some theories, such as string theory, do predict the existence of 11 or even 27 extra dimensions, these higher dimensions would be teensy, rolled-up specks — far different from the vanilla, ordinary-size dimensions that we live in, and that black rings were conceived in, Sperhake said. [5 Reasons We May Live in a Multiverse]
The Goldilocks of universes
The findings add to the notion that the universe occupies a sweet spot in terms of its physical properties, Sperhake said. If the gravity had been stronger, our universe would have collapsed soon after the Big Bang. If the gravity had been weaker, no stars could have formed. If the electromagnetism had been slightly different, the chemistry would have gone wonky, Sperhake said. Now, it seems as if the number of dimensions of space-time should be added to the list: If there were any more, the future behavior of the universe couldn't be predicted, at least not by Einstein's theory, he said.
The new results also shine a light in some of the dark, unexplored nooks and crannies of Einstein's groundbreaking theory, Kunesch said.
"It's quite remarkable that, more than 100 years after Einstein's theory was written down, we still don't fully understand what solutions to Einstein's equations look like," Kunesch said. "We still need to establish whether it is completely consistent theoretically. There are still lots of open questions, both on the theoretical level but also on the more experimental level."
Reusable Military Spaceplane Tops DARPA's Budget Request, Again
Reusable Military Spaceplane Tops DARPA's Budget Request, Again
By Mike Gruss, Space News
WASHINGTON — For the second consecutive year, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's top-funded space program is an experimental spaceplane intended to make frequent trips to orbit.
DARPA asked for $50 million in the Pentagon's 2017 budget request for its Experimental Spaceplane 1, or XS-1 program. That's up from a $30 million the agency asked for during the fiscal year 2016 budget cycle.
XS-1 aims to develop a reusable first stage that could carry an expendable upper stage capable of placing payloads weighing up to 1,800 kilograms into orbit. DARPA said the vehicle could ultimately fly 10 times in 10 days and boost payloads into low Earth orbit for less than $5 million per launch. [DARPA's XS-1 Military Space Plane Concept in Pictures]
Three industry teams are working on the program: Boeing and Blue Origin; Masten Space Systems and XCOR Aerospace; and Northrop Grumman and Virgin Galactic.
DARPA said in 2014 it intended to pick one team in 2015 to work toward demonstration flight in 2018, but now it is unclear when such a downselect will occur.
DARPA said in budget documents that it plans to complete system and subsystem designs later this year, as well as coordinate with the Federal Aviation Administration for preliminary flight test planning.
A critical design review is planned for fiscal year 2017, the documents said.
In October, the Government Accountability Office said none of several Defense Department efforts to field quick-reaction launch vehicles, including XS-1, have advanced past the development stage.
In its 2017 budget request DARPA asked for $175 million for its space programs and technology office, significantly higher than the $127 million budget for 2016.
In addition to $50 million for XS-1, next year's budget would also include:
$45 million for the RadarNet program. an effort to design a deployable lightweight, low-power and wideband-capable communications antenna for cubesats.
$33 million for Robotic Servicing of Geostationary Satellites, which would establish a robotics operation in geosynchronous orbit to perform servicing tasks.
This story was provided by SpaceNews, dedicated to covering all aspects of the space industry.
Reptilian Aliens in Africa. African Shaman Shares Hidden History…
Reptilian Aliens in Africa. African Shaman Shares Hidden History…
Credo Mutwa shares an incredible (and fairly convincing) story from his ancestors about an “alien” invasion that destroyed humanity; and is the reason for the pain and suffering we see in the world today
Reptilian Aliens in Africa. African Shaman Shares Hidden History… Credo Mutwa is a famous African Zulu sangoma (traditional healer) from South Africa, who has had ancient esoteric knowledge from his ancestors and predecessors passed down to him that helps to illuminate ancient history. More interesting than this though, is the Zulu elder has had personal experience that corroborates this knowledge he was told; and that knowledge includes what we popularly refer to today as reptilians (and he calls Chitauli) ruling over Earth.
In fact, much of David Icke’s central thesis is derived from Mutwa’s knowledge. In an interview with Rick Martin Mutwa explained that “the Zulus claim that many, many thousands of years ago there arrived, out of the skies, a race of people who were like lizards, people who could change shape at will. And people who married their daughters to a walking extraterrestrial, and produced a power race of Kings and tribal Chiefs, there are hundreds of fairy-tales, sir, in which a lizard female assumes the identity of a human princess and poses as her, and gets married to a Zulu Prince.”
In his old age (now 94 years old) he has become increasingly vocal about this knowledge and personal experience. Unlike most people though, the Zulu shaman claims these “aliens” are not really conventional aliens at all. He believes they are not from a far away planet, but they are actually from Earth or at somewhere near by;
“These so-called aliens don’t come from far away at all. I believe that they are here with us, and I believe that they need substances from us, just as some of us human beings use certain things from wild animals, such as monkey glands, for certain selfish purposes of our own… Far too many people fall into the temptation of looking upon these ‘aliens’ as supernatural creatures. They are just solid creatures, sir.”
He also believes that they have sinister intent and before they arrived human beings lived as one;
“…the Chitauli came to Earth, they arrived in terrible vessels which flew through the air, vessels which were shaped like great bowls and which made a terrible noise and a terrible fire in the sky. And the Chitauli told human beings, whom they gathered together by force with whips of lightning, that they were great gods from the sky and that from now on they would receive a number of great gifts from the god. These so-called gods, who were like human beings, but very tall, with a long tail, and with terrible burning eyes, some of them had two eyes-yellow, bright eyes-some had three eyes, the red, round eye being in the center of their forehead. These creatures then took away the great powers that human beings had: the power of speaking through the mind only, the power of moving objects with their mind only, the power of seeing into the future and into their past, and the power to travel, spiritually, to different worlds.
All of these great powers the Chitauli took away from human beings and they gave human beings a new power, now, the power of speech. But, human beings found, to their horror, that the power of speech divided human beings, instead of uniting them, because the Chitauli cunningly created different languages, and they caused a great quarrel between people. Also, the Chitauli did something which has never been done before: they gave human beings people to rule over them, and they said, “These are your kings, these are your chiefs. They have our blood in them. They are our children, and you must listen to these people because they will speak on our behalf. If you don’t, we are going punish you very terribly.”
Before the coming of the Chitauli, before the coming of the Imbulu creatures, human beings were spiritually one. But when the Chitauli came, human beings became divided, both spiritually as well as by language.
And then, human beings were given strange new feelings by the Chitauli. Human beings started to feel unsafe, and so they started making villages with very strong fences of wood around them. Human beings started becoming country makers. In other words, they started creating tribes and tribe lands, which had borders, which they defended against any possible enemy. Human beings became ambitious and greedy and they wanted to acquire wealth in the form of cattle, and sea shells.”
Whether what the shaman says is real or not, is obviously debatable. But it does seem to hold within it a resonance that sounds more tangible than the creationist or big bang/evolution explanations we have been given. The Zulu shaman claims what makes him a true believer in these ancient tales is he was personally abducted while in the mountains. You can read more about this, and the interview in its entirety HERE.
If you are interested in learning more about this incredible story, check out David Icke’s interview with the African shaman below;
The Moon used to rotate at a faster rate in the distant past, and for some reason, its rotation slowed down and became tidally locked with Earth. There are traces of titanium, uranium 236, mica, and neptunium 237 on the moon… these elements have not been found to occur naturally… What is going on?
Mankind has always been fascinated by Earths loyal satellite, the moon. Believed to have been ‘formed’ around 4.5 billion years ago, Earth’s moon is one of the largest ‘natural’ and most mysterious satellites in the solar system. Many details about the moon have led numerous researchers and scientists to question its real purpose. Why is the moon in synchronous rotation with Earth, always showing us the same face? And why is it so important for life on Earth?
In the 21st century, there are many UFOlogists around the world who speculate that the moon is actually a giant base where extraterrestrials survey mankind’s progress. While this theory might sound absurd to many readers, there are quite a few details about the Moon which are simply put, inexplicable.
Robin Brett, a scientist from NASA stated, “It seems easier to explain the non-existence of the Moon than its existence.”
Set in place 4.53 billion years ago?
According to studies, if our moon did not exist, life on Earth would have probably had a hard time surviving. For example, its gravitational influence produces ocean tides and body tides on Earth. Mysteriously, The Moon’s current orbital distance is about thirty times the diameter of Earth and is exceptionally large relative to Earth: a quarter its diameter and 1/81 its mass. Even more interesting is the fact that the Moon used to rotate at a faster rate, but early in its history, its rotation slowed and became tidally locked.
But if the moon was ‘engineered’ as some suggest and is, in fact, an artificial ‘structure’ wouldn’t there be something on the moon that could uncover its mystery? Well, if we look closer, there are a couple of very interesting things. According to studies, the moon has a solid shell of around 20 miles made of highly resistant materials such as titanium, uranium 236, mica, neptunium 237. Definitely, elements that you would not expect to find “inside” the moon.
In the 1970’s Mikhail Vasin and Alexander Shcerbakov from the Soviet Academy of science wrote an article called: “Is the Moon the creation of Alien Intelligence?
How is it possible that the surface of the moon is so hard and why does it contain minerals like Titanium?
Mysteriously, there are some lunar rocks that have been found to contain PROCESSED METALS, such as Brass, Mica and the elements of Uranium 236 and Neptunium 237 that have NEVER been found to occur naturally. So how did they get there?
Uranium 236 is a radioactive nuclear waste which is found in spent nuclear and reprocessed Uranium. More interestingly, Neptunium 237 is a radioactive metallic element and a by-product of nuclear reactors and the production of Plutonium.
There are some lunar rocks that have been found to contain ten times more titanium than “titanium rich” rocks on planet Earth. Here on Earth, we use Titanium in supersonic jets, deep diving submarines and spacecraft. It’s unexplainable. Dr Harold Urey, Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry said he was “terribly puzzled by the rocks astronauts found on the moon and their Titanium content. The samples were unimaginable and mind-blowing since researchers could not account for the presence of Titanium.
Even more fascinating is the incredible orbit of the moon. It is the only known moon in the solar system that has a stationary, nearly “perfect” circular orbit. It’s a fact that the Moon does not spin like a natural celestial body. In other words, our Moon does not share any characteristics with other moons found in our Solar System. If it wasn’t strange enough, from any point on the surface of our planet, only one side of the Moon is visible.
What is the moon hiding… and why have we stopped going to the moon?
De volgende foto’s zijn genomen in de Amerikaanse staat New Mexico en laten volgens ufoloog Scott Waring een vermomd buitenaards schip zien van het ras dat bekendstaat als Tall White Aliens.
Volgens hem is het absoluut geen lenswolk zoals meteorologen ons willen doen geloven, maar hebben we hier een typisch voorbeeld van hoe de Tall White Aliens hun ruimtechip cloaken.
Hij zegt verder dat dit buitenaardse ras regelmatig in een stad zoals Las Vegas wordt gesignaleerd waarbij ze dan ook een gokje wagen. Het schijnt ook een volk te zijn dat graag een beetje speelt met de mensheid door hun ruimteschepen pal onder onze neus te vertonen in de vorm van een wolk.
Jarenlang schrijven wij al over het verschijnsel van de vreemde en vaak oranjekleurige bollen in de lucht.
Iets waar nog helemaal niemand ooit een verklaring voor heeft kunnen vinden, maar een verschijnsel dat ondertussen door zoveel verschillende mensen is waargenomen dat het als een vaststaand feit kan worden beschouwd dat ze echt zijn.
Naast de oranje kleur worden ook heel vaak witte bollen waargenomen. Bollen die niet echt lijken op wat men retro UFO’s noemt (platte schijven met een koepel), maar die toch wel degelijk onder intelligente besturing staan.
Een theorie voor die vreemde ronde bollen is dat het een soort verkenningsdrones zijn, al dan niet toebehorend aan een buitenaardse beschaving. Theoretisch zouden ze menselijk kunnen zijn, maar dan was er normaal gesproken al lang iets ergens over uitgelekt en aangezien er niet iets dergelijks is gebeurd, heeft het meer iets van buitenaardse verkenningsobjecten.
Zeker ook omdat al diverse keren is geconstateerd dat dit soort vreemde bollen ook wel eens heel dichtbij de grond komen en duidelijk nieuwsgierige trekjes vertonen.
Een voorbeeld hiervan kunnen we zien in onderstaande video die gelekte beelden bevat van een beveiligingscamera op een militaire basis ergens in Rusland.
Die avond rond half tien zat een militair die verantwoordelijk was voor de beveiliging van de basis achter de camera en zag opeens een vreemde lichtbol. Een bol die langzaam neerdaalde vanuit de lucht en zich vervolgens verplaatste over het wateroppervlak van de Moskwa rivier.
Dat de waarneming echt is, bewijst ook de reflectie van de lichtbol in het water.
Vaak zijn de vreemde bollen met het blote oog waar te nemen, maar in dit geval niet. Dit keer wordt het waargenomen door een infraroodcamera, wat betekent dat er waarschijnlijk nog veel meer van dit soort bollen om ons heen zweven zonder dat wij ze zien.
Niet dat het mysterie van de vreemde bollen in de lucht nu is opgelost, maar in ieder geval een aantal daarvan fungeert als een soort verkenners als we kijken naar de volgende beelden.
UFO Exits Volcano In Costa Rica On Feb 2016, Photo, UFO Sighting News.
UFO Exits Volcano In Costa Rica On Feb 2016, Photo, UFO Sighting News.
Date of sighting: February 2016 Location of sighting: Irazu Volcano, Costa Rica Source: MUFON #74756 This UFO was seen over a Irazu Volcano in Costa Rica this week. It was probably exiting an underground base that is 4-5 km below the volcano. Aliens often chose high peaks and volcanos to make a base below, because of their secludedness and difficulty for humans to explore. Thus, the risk of them being seen is low. This ship has a lot of similarities to the Friendship case craft in Rocca Pia, Italy. You can see a glass dome over its top.
Scott C. Waring www.ufosightingsdaily.com
Eyewitness states: I was with my girlfriend visiting Irazu Volcano national park in Cartago Costa Rica. The weather was really nice. Very good sun light not cloudy. This Volcano is 3400 mts of altitude above sea level close to the biosphere. So we were above the clouds. Like when you fly on airplane. The sky was really clear so at 11:00 am on that altitude part of the sky was light black.We were taking pictures of the volcano and the landscape. The clouds looked like a white sea but I noticed close to one of the mountains some clouds with different forms. So I started to take pictures there. Once we finish the tour we headed back home. While I was checking the pictures I noticed one black circle above the mountains I noticed before. It looked like a circular sauce with 2 little antenas one on the top of it and like one on it's tail. On the moment while taking the pictures I did not see it. I took the pictures in a burst. on one pic you can see the object completely clear on the next one vanished. almost in seconds. All the pictures have less than one minute difference. I will attach the pictures guys. Thanks for your time. Greetings from Costa Rica.
Sounds have been heard from the middle of the pacific ocean since 1991 and have been heard off and on ever since. The military had never heard anything like it and scientist came up with the great idea that its fish farting. What were those scientist thinking? Clearly the military has found an underwater base far below the depths in this are marked on the map below. Only electronic equipment could make such sounds. Its a signal for exiting and entering alien craft to better find their way. Like wifi assisting our phones to connect to the internet. It helps comfort the aliens entering the area, to know they are in a safe zone among friends. I made video last year about an underwater base I found to give you an idea of what I'm saying. If found it on Google Earth map, and it space hundreds of miles. Listen to video below to hear the alien signal coming from the base. Its very similar in rhythm and frequency to the sound coming from comet 67P. Scott C. Waring www.ufosightingsdaily.com
News states: In Beyond Science, Epoch Times explores research and accounts related to phenomena and theories that challenge our current knowledge. We delve into ideas that stimulate the imagination and open up new possibilities. Share your thoughts with us on these sometimes controversial topics in the comments section below. An unexplained sound has permeated the water from one end of the Pacific to the other since 1991. What could it be? It isn’t whales or ship vibrations or any of the other usual suspects making this noise in the ocean. In 1991, scientists first detected what has become known as the Upsweep. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) describes Upsweep: “It consists of a long train of narrow-band upsweeping sounds of several seconds duration each.” It’s been detected from one end of the Pacific to the other, a huge range.
The US Navy had never seen this signal before in its decades of listening under the waves, according to a 2002 New Scientist article. Upsweep was heard straight across the Pacific, ruling out certain localized or small-scale sources. The sound persisted, with a peak in strength in 1994. Since then, it has been subsiding, though it remains audible, reports the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It seems to peak in the spring and fall. This could be related to the source of the sound, or it may simply be that the sound travels better in the aquatic environment at these times for whatever reason, says NOAA. The sound is uniform overall, unlike the varied sounds of most volcanic activity and unlike the varied intonations of whale communications. But Emile Okal of Northwestern University in Chicago and Jacques Talandier, formerly with the French Atomic Energy Agency, suggested a particular type of volcanic activity that may be the cause. In 1996, they hypothesized that it may be the sound of seawater coming into contact with a large pool of lava, explained New Scientist. They used seismometers to trace where the sound may be coming from, concluding that it may originate in the remote southern Pacific. NOAA states that the source may be in this region, at the location of inferred volcanic seismicity. “But,” notes NOAA, “the origin of the sound is unresolved.”
Multiple UFOs Over Las Vegas Catches Residents Attention, Feb 2016, Video, UFO Sighting News.
Multiple UFOs Over Las Vegas Catches Residents Attention, Feb 2016, Video, UFO Sighting News.
Date of sighting: February 25, 2016 Location of sighting: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Steven Barone, a UFO researcher in Las Vegas caught this amazing video, near Nellis and Area 51 AFB this week. Notice each UFO has a wingman with him. Flying in pairs makes it safer for them if military jets want to play their games of cat and mouse. Steven has an awesome night vision camera that shows fantastic detail. Tools of the trade, that even a cloaked UFO cannot hide from. Scott C. Waring www.ufosightingsdaily.com EyewitnessSteven Baronestates: This video was captured in Las Vegas, Nevada on the night of February 25, 2016. It was a great night for the night vision camera. I began filming a light to the south before it was fully dark. Initially, I wasn't sure what it was but know to film just in case. It turned out to be an interesting capture because it ended up being a minimum of four lights which ultimately disappeared below a nearby rooftop. The second set of lights were to the north and I knew immediately that they were special and began filming them because I have filmed similar lights many times before in the same location. What's so interesting about them is the formations they were flying in and how slowly they were moving. The most interesting thing of all is that this time I know their destination because the camera followed them to Nellis Air Force Base. They also flew to a very strange area I have filmed on many occasions. It is a location where hundreds of lights seemingly appear out of thin air. I could visually see the lights to the south but the lights to the north did not reveal themselves visually. Finally, in both the north and south videos you will also see airplanes flying through the scene. The aircraft that were flying in the video from the north are very likely military because they appeared to be flying in restricted airspace. You can tell when you are looking at an airplane because the flashing beacon is much stronger and more pronounced.