Tuesday 30 March 2021

“Beyond Disclosure – the Exopolitical Paradox,”

By The DisclosureWire

Beyond Disclosure – the Exopolitical Paradox,” with Guest, Executive Director of Paradigm Research Group (PRG), and Host of DisclosureWire Podcast, Stephen Bassett; and Musical Guest, Internationally Acclaimed Singer / Songwriter, Chris Pierce on The LIFE CHANGES Show – Ep #623



Stephen Bassett is the executive director of Paradigm Research Group (PRG) founded in 1996 to end a government imposed embargo on the truth behind extraterrestrial related phenomena. He has spoken to audiences around the world about the implications of “Disclosure” – the  formal confirmation by heads of state of an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race. He has given over 1200 radio and television interviews and PRG’s advocacy work has been extensively covered by national and international media including being featured on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, the Washington Post and the New York Times.

In 2013 PRG organized a “Citizen Hearing on Disclosure” at the National Press Club in Washington. In November of 2014 PRG launched a two year political initiatives out of Washington, DC that injected the ET issue into the 2016 presidential campaign. PRG recently launched a new exopolitical podcast out of Washington, DC – the DisclosureWire – based in the National Press Building two blocks from the White House. 

Bassett has appeared in many documentary films and his lectures and interviews are well represented on YouTube. 

More about Stephen Bassett:

Main website: www.paradigmresearchgroup.org

DisclosureWire Podcast:  www.disclosurewire.org

Somewhere in the Skies: Luis Elizondo & Sean Cahill: The Next Chapter

By Ryan Sprague

On episode 196 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, we are joined by first-time guests, Luis Elizondo and Sean Cahill. In 2017, the New York Times published a story that exposed a highly secretive Pentagon unit that studied UFOs. It was known as AATIP, The Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program. It was directed by a man named Luis Elizondo, a former Special Agent and senior counterintelligence officer for the Department of Defense. After leaving the program, Elizondo helped facilitate the release of three videos taken by Navy pilots of unidentified aerial objects, which were officially released by the Department of Defense and acknowledged as genuine unknown aerial phenomena. One of the cases Elizondo investigated while in the Pentagon and one of the videos he would subsequently help release, was from an event known as the Nimitz UFO incident.

For several days in November 2004, a Navy missile cruiser sailing around 100 miles off the coast of southern California detected strange radar signals emanating from an object. The Navy then deployed fighter jets to catch a closer glimpse and one succeeded in recording a video of what is now known as the Tic Tac UFO. Dozens witnessed the UFO activity that day. And one of those witnesses was Chief Master-at-Arms, Sean Cahill. Today, we speak to both Luis Elizondo and Sean Cahill about where they've been, what they've learned, and where they're going next.

UFOs harassed US warships off California: report

The USS Kidd was among the warships reportedly swarmed by "Unmanned Aerial Vehicles" in July 2019.

By Jorge Fitz-Gibbon

Mysterious flying objects repeatedly harassed three US warships off the coast of California in 2019 — at one point matching the speed and bearing of one destroyer for 90 minutes, according to newly released details from the ships’ logs.

The unidentified crafts, described in the logs as “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles,” buzzed three destroyers for several days, according to records obtained by the news site The Drive through the US Freedom of Information Act.

As many as six of the drones swarmed around the USS Kidd, USS Rafael Peralta and USS John Finn over several days in July 2019, at times performing “brazen” maneuvers, the report said.

“Kidd reported UAV overhead,” one of the ship log entries from July 14, 2019, reads.

“White light identified hovering over ships flight deck,” said another entry.

“Two UAV’s spotted off the starboard wing,” the Rafael Peralta log read, followed by another entry six minutes later: “Four UAV’s spotted off the starboard bridge.”

The Navy vessels, which are equipped with sensors, radar, thermal imaging and electro-optical systems, were nonetheless unable to track the drones when they disappeared.

On July 15, 2019, the ships contacted the cruise ship Carnival Imagination, which was sailing nearby, to determine if the crafts were from there.

The crew of the cruise ship said not only were the drones not theirs — but could see five or six of them flying around the Navy destroyers, Forbes said in a report.

The sightings took place while the warships were engaged in military exercises about 100 miles off the coast of Los Angeles — well beyond the range of commercial drones.

The incident prompted an investigation by the Navy, Coast Guard, FBI and other agencies, Forbes said, but failed to come up with an answer.

Details of the mysterious incident were first reported by Dave Beaty, who posted about it on Twitter in June of last year, Forbes said.

The revelation is just the latest report of unexplained crafts buzzing around the sky.

In a report earlier this month, a former national intelligence official said a forthcoming government report will reveal “difficult to explain” evidence surrounding UFO sightings — including that they have been known to break the sound barrier without a sonic boom.

Last month, the FBI confirmed that it had received a report from an American Airlines pilot who reported a “long cylindrical object” over New Mexico at 37,000 feet.

In November 2019, reports surfaced of a similar incident in 2004 involving the USS Princeton off the coast of California — with the Navy allegedly trying to delete the details.

More Than 10% Of The UK Public Have Seen A UFO

By Cameron Frew

To mark UFO Week on BLAZE, we spoke to two experts in the field: Philip Mantle, the director of investigations for the British UFO Research Association; and Nick Pope, a former Ministry of Defence UFO investigator with years of service in the government.

The channel undertook a survey of 2,000 UK adults on matters regarding extraterrestrial and unidentified aerial phenomena, with some staggering results. For example, 11% of respondents believe they’ve seen a UFO.

Responding to the figures, Pope told UNILAD, ‘It’s a proper regular opinion poll just as you would ask on any subject. If you extrapolate those figures, that’s millions of sightings. So that’s incredible.’

While there’s any number of famous cases one could cite, whether it’s Roswell, Tehran or Rendelsham Forest, Pope says the ones he found ‘extremely troubling were ‘all of the near-misses between UFOs and commercial aircraft… when it’s pilots, military personnel, police officers, when you’ve got things simultaneously tracked on radar, that gets my attention.’


Earlier in 2020, the Pentagon officially released three declassified videos of UFOs, immediately becoming a worldwide talking point and going on to spark an impending report from US intelligence agencies as part of the COVID-19 relief bill – this is because ‘the Intelligence Authorization Act wasn’t going to get through, so they piggy-backed it onto a bill they knew was going to pass’, Pope said.

UFO sightings have been common for years, but interest has only increased thanks in part to pop culture, but also due to developments like the Mars rover searching for life, or The New York Times covering the Pentagon clips. ‘It’s traditionally a very sceptical publication when it comes to UFOs… I think it was a turning point really,’ Mantle explained.

According to 52% of the respondents, panic and fear would be the dominant reactions if aliens were proven to be visiting Earth. Mantle, who has spoken to people who’ve experienced close encounters of both the third (contact) and fourth (abduction) kind, says experiences ‘depend on the individual’.

Discussing the research for his book Without Consent, Mantle said, ‘A number of people said they wholeheartedly believe it was beings from another world, others said they thought it was some kind of spiritual experience, others just didn’t know.’

He spoke about a man from Wales called David Thomas ‘who was frightened to death at the time, and continued to be scared for some years afterwards. David was so scared he went for hypnotherapy, because he had nightmares about it’.

Mantle said, ‘It’s fear of the unknown. It can be scary, yes, because these experiences, whatever they are, happen to anyone, at any place, at any time, so it’s not something you can predict, it’s not something you can protect yourself against. You can’t wear a crucifix so the vampires won’t get you, or a clove of garlic. But to the best of my knowledge, nobody’s been physically harmed by these encounters.’

He added, ‘I think the terrifying part of it is the lack of control. You have no control over these encounters. And even the sceptics think these encounters happen, they think there’s a psychological explanation. Well, if there is, it’s still a subject worthy of study.’

As for whether Pope has seen any UFOs himself, despite investigating so many sightings, ‘Sadly I’ve not seen anything, but I live in hope. I think it’s about time. I’ve spent years investigating this for the government, and I see my role now as a communicator on this issue.’


By Victor Tangermann

Some government agencies are standing in the way of efforts to catalog reports of “unidentified aerial phenomenon,” Politico reports, citing several current and former government officials.

Back in 2017, reports emerged of a secretive Pentagon program that was tasked to look into unexplained UFO sightings in military airspace. Several of these incidents were caught on video, and in January, the CIA declassified every file it claims to have on these sightings.

But government employees tasked with looking into the incidents are now claiming that agencies are not releasing relevant information, in some cases resisting the release of any classified information.

And it’s not just active resistance.

“Just getting access to the information, because of all the different security bureaucracies, that’s an ordeal in itself,” Christopher Mellon, a former Pentagon intelligence official, told Politico.

In August, the Pentagon established a special Navy-led “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force” to look into these reports — but it hasn’t made much progress.

“I know that the task force has been denied access to pertinent information by the Air Force and they have been stiff-armed by them,” Mellon added.

A Pentagon spokesperson declined to “publicly discuss the details of the UAP observations” with Politico.

The task force will likely have to delay delivering its report to Congress, which could make it look like the government is trying to hide what it knows — even if the evidence ultimately turns out to be underwhelming.

“We have to try to know what it is,” senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) told Fox News this week, noting that the task force will likely blow past its June 1 deadline. “I can tell you it is being taken more seriously now that it ever has been.”

Earth braced for 'year of the UFO' after Donald Trump's probe into 'alien' activity

By Jerry Lawton

Former US President Donald Trump asked for a report into "unidentified aerial phenomena", with the results set to be published in June. It may trigger a huge debate on UFOs.

2021 is set to be the year of the UFO thanks to Donald Trump's out of this world legacy to lift the lid on alien activity.

He may have left office in a storm of controversy but he could be remembered light years into the future as the first US President to take ETs seriously.

One of his final acts was an order in the Covid-19 relief bill for the director of national intelligence to submit a report into "unidentified aerial phenomena" or "anomalous aerial vehicles" – aka, flying saucers.

When the Pentagon and US intelligence agencies release the data in June it is set to trigger a global debate on unidentified flying objects. Highly-regarded business magazine Forbes predicts the planet is about to experience the "year of the UFO".

The ex-President's former director of national security John Ratcliffe said the report will include previously unknown sightings from "all over the world".

Part of the mission is to determine if any unexplained objects sighted have links to adversarial foreign governments and the threat they pose to US military assets and installations.

The US set up a £16million advanced aerospace threat identification programme inside the Pentagon in 2007 to probe mysterious craft.

Though officially disbanded in 2012 it was said to have continued its work.

Former military intelligence official Luis Elizondo, who ran the Pentagon programme until 2017, said: “For the first time the government is finally taking this topic seriously. The evidence is overwhelming at this point.

"We're dealing with some very advanced technology that, from a national security standpoint, is very significant. I don't think this is a US phenomenon. It is a global phenomenon. Is it a threat? My response is, it could be, so we'd better find out what it is.''

US astronomer Avi Loeb said all sightings should be properly investigated. "It shouldn't be a matter of national security but a matter of science", he said.

“Let's get to the bottom of this.”

Videos captured by three US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet jet fighters and released last year (2020) showed UFOs moving at incredible speeds and performing seemingly impossible manoeuvres.

One was shot in 2004 and the others in January 2015.

In the two later clips, US Navy pilots can be heard expressing disbelief at what they were witnessing.

Drafted Pentagon reports are said to include a photo of a silver cube-shaped' UFO emerging from the ocean and soaring through the sky captured from his cockpit by a military pilot on his mobile phone in 2018 off the US east coast.

Another extremely clear' snap reportedly shows an unidentifiable triangular aircraft emerging from the ocean in front of a Hornet fighter pilot.

The reports are also said to contain an admission that extraterrestrial origins for the objects cannot be ruled out.

Marco Rubio, vice-chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, said: “My thing is very simple – we don't know what that stuff is that's flying over the top of our installations. Let's find out.”

Raelians urge U.N. Member States ambassadors to support “Embassy for Extraterrestrials” project

By Mirage

‘ET Embassy Day’—each year slated to take place on the first Saturday of April—Raelians worldwide will, once again, intensify their awareness campaign and invite the public to join and contribute to this unique endeavor sponsored by the International Raelian Movement.

“Our goal is to have the United Nations adopt an addendum to the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations entitled ‘Optional Protocol concerning Embassies for Extraterrestrials,” explained Daniel Turcotte—Raelian Guide and Head of the International Raelian Movement Embassy Project.

“The UN Secretary-General’s office explained that the Secretary-General will open a debate on the issue only if asked by a sufficient number of UN member states ambassadors,” added Turcotte.

Turcotte also explained that Raelians are launching an international awareness campaign to motivate citizens of all countries to send an e-letter to their respective UN ambassador requesting that they present the case for the ‘Optional Protocol concerning Embassies for Extraterrestrials’ to the UN General Assembly. The hope is to be compelling enough for them to hold an international diplomatic conference to discuss that optional protocol drafted and submitted by Raelians.

It is noteworthy that ‘ET Embassy Day’ also comes in the midst of a renewed interest in the UFO phenomenon with the ‘UFO Disclosure Report’ slated to be released this coming June by the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force (UAPTF). The official confirmation made by the US Department of Defense last year, to the effect that some UFOs are likely to be of extraterrestrial origin, gives an even greater significance to the ET Embassy Day project.

According to recent polls conducted in many countries and in 15 different languages, more than 60% of the global population believes that life exists on other planets and they would welcome an official contact.

“As a response to the demands of their citizens regarding the ‘Optional Protocol Concerning Embassies for Extraterrestrials’, we believe the UN General Assembly will, sooner or later, be left with no other alternative than to discuss the necessary diplomatic arrangements for humanity to welcome this extraterrestrial civilization to Earth,” Turcotte added. “And if the UN doesn’t take the lead, then the countries we are already in discussions with certainly will. We will happily work with these enlightened nations to identify the best possible location for the Embassy Project,” he concluded.

Tuesday 23 March 2021

Recently Uncovered NASA Incident Reports Reveal Numerous Pilot Encounters With UFOs


While we wait and wait for the United States government to release their unclassified report on UFOs that was requested by the Senate Inteligence Committee, a treasure trove of pilot encounters with UFOs were recently uncovered in a database of aviation incident reports maintained by NASA.

That report, by the way, was supposed to cover items such as how the data is collected and processed, how it is shared, and what threats or risks have been identified, and was supposed to be submitted to the congressional intelligence and armed services committees within 180 days of the bill being approved. That was in June of 2020. What’s the delay?

In the meantime, Micah Hanks over at The Debrief conducted his own research which revealed several NASA incident reports involving UFOs.

In an investigation by The Debrief, several incident reports we obtained that were filed with the NASA-maintained Aviation Safety Reporting System reveal pilot close encounters with unidentified aerial phenomena, more commonly known as UFOs, spanning several decades. A number of the incidents involve observations by pilots and crew members of what appeared to be unrecognized unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or other unidentified flying objects operating within unsafe distances from their aircraft, raising concerns about the risks they may pose to aviation safety.

The Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) functions as the Federal Aviation Administration’s voluntary confidential aviation safety incident and situation reporting network. According to a Program Briefing featured at its website, the ASRS is “an important facet of the continuing effort by government, industry, and individuals to maintain and improve aviation safety.” Designed to collect and analyze safety incident reports related to all aspects of aviation, the ASRS maintains an online database described as “a public repository which serves the FAA and NASA’s needs and those of other organizations world-wide which are engaged in research and the promotion of safe flight.”

The program has its origins in a fatal incident that occurred on December 1, 1974, involving the crash of TWA Flight 514. The flight had been inbound to Dulles Airport under turbulent, cloudy conditions when the plane accidentally descended below the minimum safe altitude, and crashed into a Virginia mountaintop. The crash resulted from a misreading of an approach chart, which the crew aboard TWA Flight 514 had interpreted differently from flight controllers at nearby Dulles.

The very lengthy and detailed summary of The Debrief’s investigation of NASA’s aviation incident reports database uncovered several stories from pilots who had mysterious encounters with UFOs, including one who saw what he says appeared to be a small aircraft, moving at a high rate of speed.

“[W]e watched it skimming over the tree tops below and to the right of our flight path. It was moving at a fast speed southwest toward Windham High Peak,” the pilot stated in his incident report. “It had a very sparkling appearance like sun shining on a mirror with rainbow colors.”

He continued, “As we watched the UAV I banked to the left [and] the UAV turned around and came toward us at a high rate of speed.”

The pilot was now on what appeared to be a collision course with the craft.

“As I got 3/4 of the way through the turn [the object] was within 50 yards of my right wing, [and] quickly got in front of me and followed me around the turn getting closer until it was off my left wing, probably no more than 25-30 yards away,” he stated.

After getting a good look at the UFO, the pilot said the craft was around six feet tall, and between two and three feet wide, was “extremely radiant” on top with a black half sphere under the radiant top and what appeared to be an antenna under the half sphere.”

“As it got off my left wing, my passenger looked up and saw two more UAVs come out of the cloud directly over us,” the pilot continued. “At that point I told my passenger we were returning immediately to the airport, [and] I pushed the nose down and picked up speed. The UAVs then headed to the west at a fast speed.

“We could not see any kind of wings, rotors, or form of propulsion.”

That encounter is just one of many uncovered by The Debrief during their investigation.

Another incident report filed by a different pilot who witnessed an object approximately five miles away that closed on his aircraft at astronimical rate of speed, and “estimated the closure took less than a minute and as he accelerated his aircraft away from the craft it followed, maneuvering at a speed much [higher] than his.”

There also reports of more near midair collisions with UFOs, as well as reports of pilots’ encounters with several “mystery missiles.”

Somewhere in the Skies: The Black Triangles


By Ryan Sprague

On episode 203 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, Ryan is joined by author, researcher, and archivist, David Marler. Marler is best known for his prolific work in compiling reports on the highly mysterious black triangles, having amassed and reviewed over 17,000 case files. We hear about some of the most intriguing reports he's come across, and we also get the inside story on Marler's work with the History Channel series, Unidentified: Inside America's UFO Investigation. Marler also shares his newest endeavor in obtaining a massive collection of the original Project Blue Book files, the CUFOS files, and his work in digitizing them for future generations. Marler wraps up by answering listener questions, and also joins us for an exclusive bonus episode over on Patreon where he shares the terrifying story of a child who was severely burned by a UFO.

Is that a UFO? No, It's a 600 Ton-Capacity Russian Cargo Airship


Russian firm Aerosmena's plans to build enormous cargo airships may be more than just hot air.

By  Chris Young

Russian airship manufacturer Airship Initiative Design Bureau Aerosmena (AIDBA), also known as Aerosmena, is aiming to launch a saucer-shaped, 600-ton payload airship in 2024.

Originally led by experienced Russian aircraft designer Orfey Kozlov (who sadly passed away due to COVID-19 last year), the firm's cargo airship will be capable of carrying out loading and unloading operations on the field regardless of ground infrastructure. This means no need for ports, roadways, airports, or runways. It will even be able to hover over terrain and retrieve cargo using a pulley system. 

Aerosmena's airship can pick up cargo from a hovering position

"The transportation of goods using such [a design] is carried out according to a simple door-to-door scheme, which will help to [reduce] costs for logistics and warehouses," Aerosmena CEO Sergei V. Bendin said in an emailed statement with Interesting Engineering.

Bendin also notes that the cost of a flight hour using the Aerosmena cargo ship would be "about an order magnitude lower than that of a transport aircraft." 

Saucer-shaped design for easier crosswind landings
As for that UFO flying-saucer shape, Aerosmena says it will make the giant airship easier to maneuver and land in crosswinds than other airship projects that use a more traditional elongated hull shape.

This efficient design would be key during cargo missions in areas and terrains that are difficult to reach for traditional aircraft. The airship could help to put out forest fires and deliver payloads to mountainous terrain. 

The airship's design also includes two gas chambers to provide lift. For the 600 ton model, 620,000 cubic meters of helium will be utilized for practically "zero" buoyancy. A large cavity filled with air heated to 200 degrees Celsius (392 Fahrenheit) by the exhaust of eight helicopter engines is responsible for lifting the payload.

Aerosmena plans to make different models with different capacities ranging from 20 to 600 tons and a range of up to 8,000 km (4,970 miles) reaching speeds of up to 250 km/h (155 mph). 

Bendin says the firm aims to first build the 60-ton version of their airship, after which "an engineering assessment of [its] flight performance will be carried out in order to [then] create air platforms with a carrying capacity of 200 and 600 tons."

Bendin added that a future passenger version would even be capable of "round-the-world travel in luxury flying hotel conditions."

If all goes well, giant saucer-shaped cargo ships could soon be seen riding the winds over large cities. Especially considering Aerosmena isn't the only company working on giant airships. For example, Google co-founder Sergey Brin's airship company is developing an enormous model.

The Aerosmena project might sound like it's overstretching on the promises a little, but maybe someday we'll all be vacationing across the globe in UFO-like airships that can also save the day like Superman.