Friday, 28 September 2012

Spacing Out! Ep. 22 - Former military and government men talking UFOs (Video)

Published on 28 Sep 2012 by
For this special episode of Spacing Out!, we hit the road in our new production vehicle to cover the Military UFOs: Secrets Revealed lecture at the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas. We talk with the museum's curator, and with the individuals who presented at the event. We also ask some of the special guests who attended the event for their reactions. Maureen and I also discuss some interesting videos that have generated interest recently, including a video showing an individual with teleportation powers. That, and other space and UFO news, on this episode of Spacing Out!

Ufo News Links For Friday 28th September 2012

Astronomers and UFOs: A Response to the Lord Martin Rees – Huffington Post

The Haunted Skies Project: Times (The) 30.7.68.

Road rage conviction out of this world – Albany Times Union

Strange UFO Report from Indiana

UFO military secrets revealed, but revelations spark more questions – Las Vegas Sun

UFO-Mary: 'Nazi-Acquired Buddha Statue Came From Space'

SETI’s ‘L Factor’: Will E.T. Actually Be Around Long Enough To Phone Home? – Forbes

The Big Study: Almost Unknown CE3, or Ambulatory Dream??

NGC to explore UFOs – Broadcast

UFO Disclosure Countdown Clock: A Microscope On UFO Reports For September 24th, 2012

Do you believe in UFOs? – WGNO

Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology: Argentina: Concern Over Cattle Mutilations in the Santo Domingo Rural Area

Otherworldly experiences – Library speaker describes alien encounters – StarNewsOnline

The Haunted Skies Project: Times (The) 20.6.68.

Alien bugs may have brought life to Earth – ITN

Phantoms and Monsters: Paranormal Activity, Bigfoot, Mothman, UFOs and Other Unexplained Phenomena

In ABC’s mild comedy ‘The Neighbors,’ aliens are people too – Los Angeles Times

The UFO Trail: IPACO Photo and Video Analysis

Argentina: Five Goats Mutilated in Santiago del Estero

J. Allen Hynek Reports On a UFO Landing Near Nuclear Missile Site; An Air Force 'Strike Team' was Ordered To Intercept

Earth’s Most Mars-Like Places Could Hold Clues to Extraterrestrial Life –

UFO Disclosure Countdown Clock: Sky Orb Picture - Easton Pa - MUFON Report

Frontiers of Anthropology: Pyramid Structures Near Western Cuba 

Chasing UFOs S01E03 'Alien Cowboys' (Video)

Alien Cowboys

Flying Wing-like UFO Captured on Video in Michigan

By Ufo Casebook
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Originally published on Sep 24, 2012 by NDestinationUnknownBreaking News UFO Sighting Michigan 9-23-2012
This video shows what appears to be the old 'flying wing,' at least from the perspective of the videographer. It slowly moves near some kind of factory in Michigan.
(Editor's Note: The video has some odd characteristics; the file looks faded or very old, although the submitter claims it was taken recently. The old quality may have been added if it was created on a computer, although there is no proof of that. We enhanced the video to make it a little darker with better contrast, and removed most of the pixelation. We also added a close-up view at the end. See what you think.)

Philadelphia area UFO conference boasts strong speaker schedule

Pennsylvania MUFON is hosting a UFO conference this weekend in the Philadelphia area.
The greater Philadelphia area is in for a treat this weekend as the Pennsylvania branch of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) opens their doors for a weekend of top notch speakers and events.
The Sheraton Bucks County Hotel in Langhorne is the event space for this weekend event where you can get up-to-date on the latest regional and national investigations involving unidentified flying objects.
The UFO conference kicks off Friday, September 28 with a cocktail party featuring Frank Freschino on the Flatwoods 60th Anniversary and a talk by Pennsylvania MUFON State Director John Ventre on UFOs in History and Art. There is also an optional field investigator's training Friday, 9 a.m - 5 p.m. with Bob Gardner, Fred Saluga and Peter Robbins. The training is only for MUFON members who must bring their investigator's training manual for admission.
Saturday's events run from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and speakers include: Sue Swiatek, Karyn Dolan, Stan Gordon, Travis Walton and Rob Swiatek, plus an optional dinner with keynote speaker Peter Robbins.
Sunday's speakers include: Grant Cameron, Richard Dolan, Steven Bassett and Mark Passio, plus a panel discussion and Q & A.
Take a look at the complete conference schedule here. Check conference rates at this page and purchase advance tickets.
For conference room reservations, contact the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel, 400 Oxford Valley Road, Langhorne, PA 19047, 215.269.3408. 

UFO heading to China for ‘Science of Aliens’ exhibit

A UFO is scheduled to travel from the United States to China in early October.
This flying saucer will leave from SpaceWorks, the space artifact restoration and replication division of the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. According to the Cosmosphere’s website, SpaceWorks is the only location designated by the Smithsonian Institution to restore flown U.S. spacecraft.
So does that mean this flying saucer was flown by the U.S.? No.
Entrance to the Kansas Cosmosphere. (Credit: Patrick Pelletier/Wikimedia Commons)

This 3,000 pound UFO is “20 feet wide by 9 feet tall, constructed with steel tube framing and aluminum sheeting, complete with uplights, downlights, circulating beam lights and sound.” SpaceWorks fabricated the flying saucer for an exhibit, “The Science of Aliens,” that opens November 9 at the National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei, China. To develop this alien spaceship, designers researched historical UFO sightings. Cosmosphere President and COO Jim Remar described, “Unexplained aerial observations have been reported throughout history, but there is one common theme: the apparent shape of a UFO is generally reported as a saucer or disk. Based on the descriptions and drawings of UFOs we found – some dating back to ancient times – we ultimately developed this design.”
The saucer begins its trip by truck to California from Kansas on October 5. It will then travel by boat across the Pacific Ocean to China.
Flying would probably be faster.

UFO movie news round-up (27 Sept. 2012)

By Robbie Graham
Vatican criticizes ‘Prometheus’

The Vatican's official newspaper L'Osservatore Romano has criticized Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, taking issue with its premise about the origins of mankind and saying that the Ancient Astronaut-themed blockbuster “mishandles the delicate questions raised by ... the battle eternal between good and evil in yet another attempt to steal the secret of immortality... The journey of Prometheus should instead symbolize the search for the supernatural."

Thor 2 to explore all nine realms?

According to a report from the Russian Cinema Expo, Thor: The Dark World “promises to cover not just the Earth and Asgard, but the entire Nine Realms. The studio [Marvel] hopes that Game of Thrones director Alan Taylor has the experience to build upon the fantasy of the series.”

Disney’s alien sitcom is ‘Galaxy Quest’ + ‘The Simpsons’

Disney’s new family sci-fi comedy sitcom The Neighbors premiers tonight on ABC. The show is about “a normal family that moves next door to a bunch of aliens from the planet Zabvron” and will explore “the dynamic of a human family... through the eyes of the aliens and how strange we all are.”
Brutally honest trailer for ‘The Avengers’
And finally, just for laughs...

UFO on Google Street View? (Video)

By Jamey Boyum
A strange thing appears when you search for Jacksonville, Texas on Google Maps. If you select street view and pan around you'll see an unusual floating object with a familiar shape.
It was pointed out to us in an email from Andrea Dove. She lives near Houston and was getting directions to visit her aunt in Jacksonville when she stumbled on the image.
You don't even have to put in a street; just Jacksonville, TX., and go to street view, then pan around, and there it is: a thing that I don't know what it is. It looks like something from a low-budget 1950s flick.
"And this, this is the bridge where Google Maps captured an image no one can explain. Not even the people of Jacksonville," I said, pointing at the overpass.
The object was shot right by the Landmark building at the 69 and 79 intersection, Home of Sadler's Restaurant. And across the street there's a Taco Bell. Maybe something was smelling lunch.
Most people who live in Jacksonville just said wow a lot when they saw the image..

I'm just not sure why an unknown object over Jacksonville would be red.
I looked up a dozen different cities and didn't find any similar anomalies. That must make Jacksonville special.
"Do you see anything?" I asked a couple residents.
"Not yet," they replied.
No one I spoke with had seen anything strange over Jacksonville, and although it could be a lens flare or an unexplainable reflection of some nearby object, I saw no indication of anything which fell under that umbrella.
We have contacted Google to see if they are aware of the object, and we have not heard back from them.

UFOs Are Real, Should Be Studied, Says Ex-Project Blue Book Director Col. Robert Friend

Retired Col. Robert Friend, a former director of the Air Force's nearly 20-year UFO study, Project Blue Book, says that science should continue looking into the mystery of flying saucers.
Friend, assigned in 1958 to direct Blue Book, was charged with trying to determine if UFOs were a threat to national security and whether they could be of scientific interest.
"When I first took over the program, I wrote two staff studies, and in both instances, I recommended that [UFOs] be put into another agency which would give them full scientific investigations and analyses," Friend told The Huffington Post over the weekend at a special lecture titled "Military UFOs: Secrets Revealed."
The event, held at the Smithsonian-affiliated National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, featured Friend, seen below, three other retired military colonels and a former United Kingdom Ministry of Defense UFO investigator.

These days, the retired 92-year-old colonel acknowledges that he's spoken to more Air Force pilots than most people will ever meet, and he's heard their stories about strange things they've encountered in the sky -- objects that have come very close to their aircraft.
Despite the roughly 700 UFO cases labeled as "unidentified" during the Air Force's investigation of more than 12,000 reports, Blue Book was closed down in 1969. The project's conclusion: UFOs posed no security threat to the nation, nor did they display any technological abilities "beyond the range of present-day scientific knowledge."
But Friend, who was Blue Book director until 1963, didn't totally agree with the official findings.
During his tenure, he unsuccessfully tried to get the UFO issue moved to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency as well as to the then-newly created space agency, NASA. He's had conversations with pilots and military officials who tossed the idea around that some UFOs might be alien in origin.
"Yes, there were some people who had those opinions. I, for one, also believe that the probability of there being life elsewhere in this big cosmos is just absolutely out of this world -- I think the probability is there."
Friend, the oldest surviving member of the famous Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, was joined on Saturday at the UFO lecture by the man who served as Friend's chief spokesman for Blue Book between 1961 and 1963, Col. William Coleman.

Watch this video of Colonels Robert Friend and William Coleman


Coleman related an encounter he had with a "classic flying saucer" over Alabama in 1955 while piloting a B-25 bomber. The 75-foot-diameter, circular disc got so close to the ground that it left a trail of dust behind it before vanishing in the sky.
When HuffPost asked Friend if the United States had any vehicle at the time that looked like or could perform the way Coleman described, he quietly said, "No." When further pressed on what Coleman and his crew witnessed, Friend instead cited a different case where an aircraft reported a UFO that turned out to be a meteor.
Yet, the soft-spoken Friend treads carefully when asked if he thinks aliens have already come to Earth.
"Do I believe that we have been visited? No, I don't believe that," he said. "And the reason I don't believe it is because I can't conceive of any of the ways in which we could overcome some of these things: How much food would you have to take with you on a trip for 22 years through space? How much fuel would you need? How much oxygen or other things to sustain life do you have to have?"
But would those same issues apply equally to an advanced civilization that may have already overcome the hazards of traveling through interstellar space?
Either way, Friend would like to see an ongoing scientific investigation of UFOs.
"I think that anytime there's a possibility of scientific pay dirt from studying these phenomena, that yes, it would be much better if the government or some other agency was to take on these things and to pursue the scientific aspects of it."

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Ufo News Links For Tuesday 25th September 2012

Another US Air Force Officer tells of missile shut-down by UFOs – Told by superiors ‘…never to speak about the incident.’ | Exopolitics Institute News Service

The UFO Trail: IPACO Photo and Video Analysis

Photographer Dimitry Dubikovskiy Captures ‘UFO Clouds’ – Huffington Post UK

UFO sighted over Carlton Gardens in central Melbourne | Herald Sun

UFO Sightings in Arizona, Melbourne and Manchester, Just a Coincidence? – International Business Times AU

Witness reports 'black object' moving over San Diego Airport - Exa...

Twilight Language: Aurora and More: 1897 & 2012

Japan Crop Circles Mystery Solved: Not UFO’s but Fish Create the Circles – Franchise Herald

Illinois driver follows low hovering lights near Urbana - Examiner...

The Haunted Skies Project: Times (The) 7.5.68

Project explores alien sexuality – CMU The Tartan Online

UFOs Spotted In Chile?! - Huffington Post UK

UFO hunters: They are still watching - BBC News

Meteorites, space junk – or alien invasion? – Herald Scotland


UFO Triangle Formation Over Syria (Video)

By Scott Waring

UFOs are seen in all parts of the world and Syria is no exception. These glowing orbs were seen over the city of Draa on Sept 21 at 11:30 pm and caused many of the people to panic. The orbs are not in a perfect triangle which makes me think this is not a single craft but each orb is a separate craft.

UFO Orbs Over Albuquerque, New Mexico (Video's)

Published on 23 Sep 2012 by

Silver UFO ORB - Albuquerque, NM - September 22nd, 2012 - source: MUFON
Witness report:

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UFOs captured on film over Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 22nd, 2012.

UFO conference this weekend in Bucks County

The Mutual UFO Network of Pennsylvania will hold its fifth annual Fall UFO Conference Friday through Sunday in Langhorne, Pa., in Bucks County.

A UFO investigator training class will be held Friday afternoon. Pennsylvania Mutual UFO Newtork State Director John Ventre will hold a talk "UFOs in Art and History" followed by a cocktail hour with food and beverages where author Frank Feschino will also speak on the Flatwoods, West Virginia UFO case.

The event continues Saturday with a talk by UFO abduction survivor Travis Walton of the movie "Fire in the Sky." The day's activities include speakers, historical discussions and cover-up theories.

A dinner and talk with lobbyist Stephan Bassett, along with talks on disclosure and cosmic energy will round out the the weekend's activities Sunday.

For registration, venue and travel information visit

UFO Sighted over Seguin, Texas - Caught on Video

By Ufo Casebook
UFO Image
Originally published on Sep 11, 2012 by xxxdonutzxxx
Seguin, Texas - 09-11-12
Here is another video that has no details. We can deduce several things however.
The video was taken at night, and shows what appears to be an object of a V-shape with seven lights.
The object seems to be facing the camera and slowly turning until it has done a 180. Then it begins to slowly move away until fading from view.

Charles Halt, Former Air Force Colonel, Accuses U.S. Of UFO Cover-Up


LAS VEGAS -- Former Air Force Col. Charles Halt accused the federal government of a UFO cover-up that involves a secret agency to deal with what might be extraterrestrial visitations.
"I'm firmly convinced there's an agency, and there is an effort to suppress," Halt told an audience of 200 people Saturday night at the Smithsonian-affiliated National Atomic Testing Museum.
Two former Air Force officers who were part of the infamous Project Blue Book -- the military's official UFO investigation in the 1950s and '60s -- and a former investigator with Britain's Ministry of Defense were among the panel of speakers for a program entitled "Military UFOs: Secrets Revealed."
Halt, pictured below, was the deputy base commander of the RAF Bentwaters military base in England and one of numerous eyewitnesses to several UFO-related events at Rendlesham Forest in December 1980. He believes the observed UFOs were either extraterrestrial or extradimensional in origin.
"I've heard many people say that it's time for the government to appoint an agency to investigate," Halt said.
"Folks, there is an agency, a very close-held, compartmentalized agency that's been investigating this for years, and there's a very active role played by many of our intelligence agencies that probably don't even know the details of what happens once they collect the data and forward it. It's kind of scary, isn't it?
"In the last couple of years, the British have released a ton of information, but has anybody ever seen what their conclusions were or heard anything about Bentwaters officially? When the documents were released, the timeframe when I was involved in the incident is missing -- it's gone missing. Nothing else is missing," he said.
Halt added that he's never been harassed over the reports he made about the Bentwaters UFO incidents.
"Probably for a couple of good reasons. Number one, my rank and some of the jobs I've held, but also very early on, I sat down and made a very detailed tape and made several copies of everything I know about it and they're secluded away. Maybe I'm paranoid. I don't know, but I think it was time well spent when I made the tapes."
While the lecture panel members didn't always see eye-to-eye on the details of specific UFO cases, one common thread ran through them.


"We share a couple of very important things: We've all been dedicated to serving our country and been very serious about it," said museum CEO and executive director Allan Palmer, who had a distinguished career as a decorated jet fighter pilot for both the Air Force and Navy.
"These are not flaky people, who've all held very responsible positions with high-level security clearances. They're not the kind of people who tend to imagine things or go off on a wild tangent on something. They're very professional, very business-like," Palmer told The Huffington Post.
Making a rare public appearance was retired Air Force Col. Bill Coleman, the former chief spokesman for Project Blue Book between 1961 and 1963.
The controversial study ended in 1969, concluding that there was nothing about UFOs which represented "technological developments or principles beyond the range of present-day scientific knowledge."
Coleman, at left, recounted his own riveting encounter with a UFO while he piloted a B-25 bomber in 1955. The unknown circular object descended from an estimated height of 20,000 feet, heading to the ground, when Coleman attempted to pursue it.
"We were moving at maximum continuous power for the B-25, about 300 miles an hour, and we got right down to the treetops and I closed in on it very rapidly. I said I was going to overtake it -- 'Hang on and put your seat belts on' -- and I made a hard 90-degree bank to try and pull up alongside of [the UFO] and it wasn't there.
"I zoomed up about 1,500 feet, and then I could see the object right on the deck over a freshly plowed field moving at a pretty good speed, and it [was trailing] two vortexes." When Coleman dove behind the trees to try and "head him off at the pass," the UFO was gone. He said it was a typically reported flying saucer.
Coleman concluded his part of the lecture by offering a possible reason why ETs may be hesitant to visit Earth:
"If an alien were to land here, our common cold could kill him. His common cold could wipe out the population of planet Earth. If they're smart enough to build a vehicle that could travel light-years of time, they'd be smart enough to know that our diseases could wipe out people."
During the time that Coleman was the Project Blue Book spokesman, the director of the Air Force study was Col. Bob Friend. He disagreed with the Air Force's negative conclusions about UFOs in 1969.
"My primary explanation for these things is that, yes, they're real, and I think it would be much better if the government or some other agency was to take on these things and to pursue the scientific aspects of it," Friend said.
At Saturday's lecture, Friend, at right, offered an olive branch to the many people who claim to have seen UFOs but have been reluctant to report them out of fear of not being taken seriously.
"UFO sightings are real, and you will not be ridiculed by any honest organization that investigates it. Just come forward, quote your case and allow people to investigate what they can to make some determination about what it is that you've seen. In the future, just remember that we're on your side."
Nick Pope, the civilian member of the UFO panel, acknowledged that many in the audience came to the lecture anticipating the revelation of mind-blowing UFO evidence.
"While I apologize to those people who might be expecting or hoping for a 'spaceship in a hangar' smoking gun, what you are getting is the real deal: an insight from people who have looked at this mysterious and infuriating subject for the government," said Pope, a former UFO investigator for the UK Ministry of Defense.
"The UFO subject is a field which does have its fair share of crackpots and charlatans and cultists. What you have this evening in a field like that is a panel of people who indisputably and genuinely have done this for the government and the military."
Pope recounted how the UK's former official committee, known as the Flying Saucer Working Party, concluded in 1951 that UFOs were just misidentifications, hoaxes and delusions, and that no further time or effort should be wasted on the subject.
"Unfortunately for them, in 1952, there was a wave of sightings throughout the UK, where most of the witnesses were Royal Air Force pilots, some of whom chased these things, and many radar operatives tracked them," Pope said.
As the Ministry of Defense continued investigating UFOs, Pope noted, they kept a close watch on the UFO "community." "We anonymously subscribed to their magazines: Subscription, please send to John Smith, P.O. Box 007, London -- that was us. And I even covertly slipped into the back of UFO conferences."
Pope concluded by saying that the Ministry of Defense always had one thing on its mind about UFOs: "Whatever the nonsense you see about this subject sometimes in the field, we never lost sight of the fact that, in all of these hundreds of thousands of sightings, the believers only had to be right once, and everything changes."
Watch this 1958 program of reporter Mike Wallace interviewing Marine Maj. Donald Keyhoe about UFOs. (Story continues below)

Another UFO lecture panelist, retired Army Col. John Alexander, was a former military insider who convened a special group in the 1980s called the Advanced Theoretical Physics Group, whose members were culled from the military services and the aerospace and intelligence communities. They concluded that while there had been numerous cases of credible UFO encounters, the group couldn't find any evidence of any actual government cover-up.
Alexander cited a variety of intriguing UFO cases involving pilots and told the audience that UFOs are "real and is a global phenomenon -- not something that just happens in the U.S.
"We need to make it permissible for scientists to discuss and research these topics. ... There are no simple answers, and not only do we not have the answers, we're not at the point of asking the right questions yet, and that's what we need to do."
The lecture included a spirited question-and-answer session in which the audience engaged the panel on a variety of UFO-related topics, trying to draw out more detailed revelations.
While no ET body or piece of alien spaceship was brought forward and presented to the audience, those who attended the presentation seemed to appreciate the participants' candor.
Still, the audience probably left with more questions than answers.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Spacing Out! Ep. 21 - Talking about UFOs over L.A. with Steve Murillo (Video)

Published on 21 Sep 2012 by
Steve Murillo is the state section director for the Los Angeles, California section of the Mutual UFO Network. We talk with Steve about L.A. UFO sightings, and about MUFON LA's success at developing a real sense of community within its members. We also talk about China's search for extraterrestrial life, the potential for a real-life warp drive, and other space and UFO news on this episode of Spacing Out!

Is There An Alien UFO False Flag Invasion Coming?

According to Gordon Duff, senior editor of Veterans Today, intelligence sources are revealing that hostile extraterrestrials are militarily engaging with world naval forces. In an article, provocatively titled, “UFO War: Chinese and US Navy off San Francisco,” Duff claims that the Chinese navy is lending assistance to the US in battling these hostile forces in what looks like a real life version of the recent movie Battleship. Duff claims that his intelligence sources are Asian, and that US naval forces are stretched thin in the Pacific due to a beefed up naval presence in the Persian Gulf. Duff admits that the story stretches credibility but that his source is usually reliable, thereby raising the possibility that either the story is largely accurate and/or officially sanctioned disinformation. Are we being prepared for an alien false flag invasion?
Duff is a former Marine and has been very outspoken in exposing the misuse of government power and authority. Veterans Today is a highly popular newsblog taking on many controversial topics not covered by the mainstream media. It includes former senior military officers on its international Board of Directors. So it was very surprising to see Veteran’s Today on Monday leading with Duff’s attention grabbing headline and article. Duff claims:
Disclosure Project: Dr Carol Rosin
This last week, reports of Chinese naval vessels off the US coast, Northern Californian in particular, have been reported but denied. Now an Asian intelligence agency reports that a combined fleet operation between the US and China has been going on, a full combat operation against what we are told is a “highly unfriendly extra-terrestrial threat.” The verifications of the fleet operations have been many, there have been no confirmations from the US side though the ships have been seen by every vessel that makes it offshore. The true nature of both the threat and the extent of the multinational military force used is beyond any imaginable classification level.
The claim that a multinational military force is battling a UFO threat off the coast of San Francisco appears to be circumstantially supported by unusually high US naval activity in the region. Duff claims that no US military sources are confirming these events. He refers to a classified memo that apparently is being circulated to only a small group of need-to-know officials. Duff claims the memo mentions:
  • Opposition is extraterrestrial and extremely aggressive and unfriendly
  • The threat represents a “clear and present danger” and is isolated to the Pacific Basin
  • China is forced to carry US responsibility because our own naval capability is sitting in the Persian Gulf when America is under a very real threat.
  • Attempts to seek confirmations or to directly verify these operations will lead to fatal consequences.

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UFO Expert Gary Heseltine Boldly Goes Forward

By UFO Casebook
Gary Heseltine
UFO expert Gary Heseltine boldly goes forward to collect major award
AScunthorpe-born UFO expert's dedication to proving the truth is out there has landed him a second major award.
Gary Heseltine, who has devoted almost 35 years to investigating real life X-Files, has been given the Exopolitics Group Award for 2012.
Exopolitics is a rapidly expanding global network that seeks to shed light on the activities of extra-terrestrial life on Earth.
The award adds to the World Disclosure prize given to Mr Heseltine by the National Press Club in Washington DC in 2010 and increases his global profile as an expert in his field.
He said: "Bar a lifetime achievement award, the 2012 award is the highest award you can receive in the UK in Ufology.
"The Exopolitics group is a worldwide group of UFO activists who basically want governments around the world to acknowledge that UFOs, as in extra-terrestrials, are visiting the Earth now.
"It was a complete surprise to be given the award and I am honoured and delighted to receive it.
"It is always nice when your peers have recognised your work within the subject."
Mr Heseltine is a serving police officer, now based in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire.
He first became interested in UFOs 34 years ago, after witnessing a bright white light gliding across the sky in Ashby.
Wherever this light went, streets were plunged into darkness as power cuts hit Scunthorpe. Mr Heseltine and his girlfriend of the time believed this to be an extra-terrestrial phenomenon.
Since then, he has extensively researched extra-terrestrial activity, leading to the launch of a dedicated online database in 2001.
The Police Reporting UFO Sightings (PRUFOS) database includes details of 435 sightings of UFOs by retired and serving police officers across the country.
Mr Heseltine said: "My award is in recognition of my work with police officers reporting UFOs and my research into Britain's most famous case, the Rendlesham Forest incident in 1980."
The incident refers to a series of sightings of unexplained lights and the alleged landing of crafts in an area of Suffolk. It happened close to two military bases which were both being used by the United States Air Force at the time.
Mr Heseltine has recently collaborated with Colonel Charles Halt, the deputy base commander in 1980, on a film script based on the incident.
He is also currently working on a book about the PRUFOS database. For more details on PRUFOS, visit

More Ancient Anomalies

Rod in stone

What can you say when a rock is found that has metal screw-like objects deep inside it? In other words, the rock formed around the metal objects... and how long does that take? There have been many such objects discovered, and a few of them have been added to our "Most Puzzling Ancient Anomalies" gallery.
How can they be explained? Are geologists mistaken about how long it takes hard rocks to form? Or is our history wrong? Do these artifacts come from some unknown civilization that existed tens of thousands or even millions of years ago? These puzzling artifacts raise these nagging questions. Go look.

Shirley MacLaine's 'Ronald Reagan & the alien' story sells UK papers

By Robbie Graham
The UK's Daily Mirror today recounts the much recycled story of an alleged Close Encounter of the Third Kind in the 1950s between President Ronald Reagan and an alien being.

The Mirror reports that, according Hollywood legend Shirley MacLaine, Reagan "confided in actress Lucille Ball that he had a close encounter in LA in the 50s. Lucille told Shirley he’d been on the way to a party with wife Nancy when a UFO landed and an alien emerged telling Ron to quit acting and take up politics."

Losing Reagan was a mercy for Hollywood, but a curse on Washington... proof that aliens aren't so bright after all?

Read more about the intriguing Hollywood-Reagan-UFO connection HERE.

Col. Philip J. Corso - The Lost Interview on UFOs (Video)

UFOs: The Project Beta Scandal

Many people unacquainted with the complexities of the UFO puzzle assume that all talk of attempts by “the government” to silence certain players in the field is nothing but outright paranoia and lies. Even within Ufology there are those who dismiss such stories as X-Files-like nonsense. How wrong they all are. Published in 2005, Greg Bishop’s book, Project Beta: The Story of Paul Bennewitz, National Security, and the Creation of a Modern UFO Myth, provided the field of UFO research with what was without doubt one if its most important contributions in years.
The subject matter of Project Beta was an unusual one; and while seasoned researchers were already aware of certain aspects of this dark and ultimately tragic affair, those unaccustomed to the events in question might have been forgiven for thinking that they had stumbled upon a high-tech, X-Files-meets-Robert Ludlum-style thriller. But Project Beta told a very real story – one that was as harrowing as it was informative.

In essence, the truth-is-stranger-than-fiction book related the saga of physicist Paul Bennewitz, who, after digging into Air Force and National Security Agency secret projects at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico in the late 1970s that he believed were connected to the activities of sinister extraterrestrials and UFOs, was put under deep surveillance by the US military and intelligence services, and was bombarded by the murky world of officialdom with a mass of disinformation, faked stories and outright lies in order to divert him from his research – which worked. In fact, it worked rather too well, and led to the mental and psychological disintegration of Bennewitz.
While everyone with an interest in UFOs should read Greg Bishop’s book, it will not please all – particularly those who are of the opinion that aliens inhabit underground

bases in the United States, that cattle mutilations are the work of sinister extraterrestrials, or that the rumors of government-alien collusion have a firm basis in reality. As Greg skillfully demonstrated, many of the cornerstones upon which today’s ufological lore are built, had their origins in the fertile minds of military intelligence and the behind-the-scenes, spook-brigade.
Much of the UFO “truth” fed to the research community by purported and sympathetic insiders and whistleblowers might not be “out there” after all. It may all be one big con behind which a veritable plethora of classified, military projects have been hidden – and, in the Bennewitz caper, projects specifically focused upon NSA communications systems, test flights (and possibly crashes) of early, prototype Stealth aircraft, and Air Force technologies designed to track the orbital movements of space satellites launched by the former Soviet Union.

As Project Beta skillfully revealed, Bennewitz had come to the conclusion that the collective operations described above were related to the activities of extraterrestrials, when in reality the truth was far more down to earth, although most certainly not in a mundane fashion. The book demonstrated that the Intelligence community cared not a bit that Bennewitz thought that their secret operations were UFO-related – precisely because the UFO connection was one of Bennewitz’s own making.

However, there was deep concern on the part of the world of officialdom that by digging into classified activities at Kirtland in search of UFOs, Bennewitz would inadvertently reveal – to the Soviets, in a worst-case scenario – information and technology that had to be kept secret at all costs, even if those costs included Bennewitz’s own sanity.
And so a plan was initiated: Having learned the essential parts of Bennewitz’s theories – very ironically from the man himself, by actually breaking into his home while he was out and checking his files and research notes – that aliens were mutilating cattle as part of some weird medical experiment; that they were abducting American citizens and implanting them with devices for purposes unknown; that those same aliens were living deep underground in a secure fortress at Dulce, New Mexico; and that we were all very soon going to be in deep and dire trouble as a direct result of the presence of this brewing, intergalactic threat, the Air Force gave Bennewitz precisely what he was looking for – confirmation that his theories were all true, and more.
Of course, this was all just a carefully-planned ruse to bombard Bennewitz with so much faked UFO data in the hope that it would steer him away from the classified military projects of a non-UFO nature that he had uncovered. And, indeed, it worked.

When Bennewitz received conformation (albeit carefully controlled and utterly fabricated confirmation) that, yes, he had stumbled upon the horrible truth and that, yes, there really was an alien base deep below Dulce, the actions of the Intelligence community had the desired effect: Bennewitz became increasingly paranoid and unstable, and he began looking away from Kirtland (the hub of the secrets that had to be kept) and harmlessly towards the vicinity of Dulce, where his actions, research, and theories could be carefully controlled and manipulated by the Government.
As long-time watchers of the ufological research scene will be aware, American Intelligence even brought Bill Moore (co-author with Charles Berlitz of the 1980 book, The Roswell Incident) into the scheme and asked him to keep them informed of how their disinformation operations against Bennewitz were working. In return, Moore was promised – and provided with – data and documents on super-secret, official UFO projects, crashed saucers, dead aliens, and more.
After informing a shocked and outraged audience at the 1989 Symposium of the Mutual UFO Network with the details of his involvement in keeping the Intelligence community informed of how their disinformation campaign against Bennewitz was working, Moore largely retired from the UFO scene. Similarly, the official disinformation operation that targeted Bennewitz resulted in his hospitalization, after he was driven to a near-complete mental collapse. This may have been the full intent all along: to crush Bennewitz, and to keep Moore busy chasing similar officially created lies and half-truths about UFOs.
You think officialdom won’t do whatever may be deemed necessary in the name of national security? Read Project Beta and you’ll almost certainly find yourself changing your mind – drastically so, too…

Spiritual Vessels: The Spiritual Side of UFOs

When we think of UFOs, we generally think of alien spacecraft piloted by green-skinned Graliens from other planets, right? A more appropriate assessment of this perception might instead be that, although this is generally the case in the world today, the idea is more recent than most people realize.
Recently I saw an article by Norio Hayakawa which asked some interesting questions, in addition to pointing out a few things about UFO believers in general. Namely, Hayakawa notices trends among the beliefs and values of most UFO buffs he has met, which include “living right,” “searching for truth,” and a lack of desire for “acquisition of material wealth or power.” Many also describe having “something to look forward to in life.”

I find that this correlates well with some of the lesser known aspects of Ufology’s past; specifically, I’m referring to contact with “space brothers” or “interdimensionals” (among the various names folks used for them prior to 1947). This was a particularly interesting period for Ufology because, in spite of the fact that little actual UFO activity was reported in the same manner it is today, there are certainly still encounters on the record, and many of them involve spiritual elements.
Before I get to those, however, I must assert here that this is usually as far as I get before the average UFO buff stops me to say, “you’re wrong! There WERE reports of UFOs that occurred back then!” So again, just to clarify, I certainly acknowledge that there were nuts-and-bolts anomalous aircraft witnessed in the decades before that pivotal year of 1947… but I’ve digressed long enough.
What happened in the late nineteenth century, inconsequential to many (but certainly not all) modern Ufologists was a the height of a spiritual-awakening in which seances, table-tapping, channeling and a variety of esoteric paths to the inner arts were explored. It had been quite the fad, for a period, to attend late-Saturday-evening “revivals,” and although the late nineteenth-century spiritualist movement, with its strangely macabre sensibilities, had been somewhat “darker,” by the time the spirit-revival had spilled over into the twenty-first century, mediums often began to take on personas that were more similar to pastors or religious leaders. Two primary examples of this sort of cross-over were spirit medium Bertie Lilly Candler and William Dudley Pelley.
Candler (who, point in case, often went by “Reverend Bertie Lilly Candler”), was a popular medium in Southern California up until the 1940s and 50s. Originally, her family had been rooted in the Carolinas (where a small town that bore her last name still exists), and Candler, living on the West Coast, managed to garner certain fame for her exploits as a spirit medium. According to those who attended Candler’s seances, often one of the incorporated elements dealt with the “manifestation” of spirit beings, who often emerged from closets and the like. However, in addition to the more popular “ghostly” manifestations, Candler was also known to summon beings who claimed to be from outer space! In my book Magic, Mysticism and the Molecule, I detailed one such encounter, as recounted by contactee Dana Howard:
Candler is credited with allegedly summoning an entity called “Diane”; a very beautiful, eight-foot tall Venusian woman first encountered by contactee Dana Howard beginning in 1939. Sixteen years later, Howard and several friends had gathered together in the presence of the Reverend Candler where she conducted a séance, performed at the Church of Divine Light, on South Parkview Street in Los Angeles, California. During the climax of the session Howard described seeing “a rising glow of phosphorescence. It was very tall at first, but out of this phosphorescent substance a form began to manifest itself. She was definitely different from the other ‘spirit’ manifestations, a solid, fleshly being, delicate in charm and manner.” Soon the entity would identify herself as Diane, the same entity Howard had met in 1939, in addition to revealing that she had been responsible for imparting telepathic messages to her during their sixteen-year hiatus:
She called for DANA. Overwhelmed with emotion I could not choke back, I went up to her, standing only inches away from the manifestation. While I did not recognize her instantly, I knew there was something quaintly familiar about her. Standing like a sylph-like goddess, and bowing low in greeting to the twenty-seven persons present, the rich tones of her voice vibrated through the little church.

“My daughter,” Diane had told Howard, “always remember, without inner perfection there can be no outer perfection. There must be perfect balance between the realm of spirit and the realm of materiality.” It is interesting to note how the motherly overtones of love, fellowship, and “inner perfection,” followed by Diane’s promise that Venus would ultimately be the future home for humankind, share some rather interesting religious parallels.
It was this encounter which garnered the attention of famed (though somewhat notorious) spiritualist William Dudley Pelley, an American Nazi party activist who later served prison time under sedition charges. Pelley, having attended many of Candler’s “spirit revivals,” was dumbfounded by what he also perceived to be the manifestation of a young native girl named “Silverleaf,” who discussed yet another science-fiction element that aided in the materializations:
Finally she said that she had to go back into the cabinet and help “build up the ray” for others.
I asked “What ray?”
“The materializing ray,” she answered.
What she alluded to was, that to obtain such results in actuality, this was what took place: As the medium sank into deeper and deeper trance, her body began to release its ectoplasmic content, which poured out through its orifices into a sort of pool in the cabinet before her. This is one of the chief reasons for the cabinet at all, that such exhibition does not frighten or disgust the spectator. Into this flood of released ectoplasm, the more tenuous Light Body of the materializing entity steps and concentrates—with the help of “guides” like Silverleaf who are in the cabinet discarnate—on what his or her physical appearance was in mortality. This concentration acts as a sort of magnetic ray that begins to draw up the ectoplasm around the discarnate Light-Body like mercury filling up the glass stem of a thermometer. When the Light-Body, or pattern-self, is completely substantialized, the materialization is accomplished and the discarnate entity can leave the cabinet, to all intents a normal human being.
As one might notice, Pelley had a way with words, which hadn’t always worked to his benefit. His unique, descriptive writing style would later “manifest” in other places too, which included a rather inflammatory statement condoning the attack on Pearl Harbor, which had been the determining factor in his subsequent imprisonment. Following his jail time after World War II, Pelley was released from Jail, and told not to engage in any kind of political writing whatsoever. Older, wearier and tarnished somewhat, the hardened Pelley returned to his hometown of Noblesville Indiana, and immediately began publishing a magazine in which UFOs and spiritualism became two of the primary areas of focus. In his own strange interpretations of what was then a field of Ufology still in its infancy, Pelley speculated that the craft seen in Earth’s skies weren’t aircraft of any kind, but were instead “spirit-vessels” of the deceased, having returned to this realm to carry out otherworldly (and other-dimensional) business!
Indeed, the associations between UFOs and spiritualism were once very much joined at the hip. Although many of those stigmas have lifted and risen past the clouds and into the cosmos with the space-brothers themselves, there obviously are still unique similarities between the spiritual nature of mankind and the UFO phenomenon; perhaps more than could be discussed in several volumes, and certainly more than could be named here. At the heart of the matter, it seems that the ultimate nature of the UFO mystery does still maintain some link to our inner-selves. To truly unravel the mystery, perhaps we need only look within.