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UFO Spotted Hovering Around the Moon (Video)

By Tom Rose

A video on YouTube is making the startling claim that a UFO was filmed hovering around the Moon before heading over to the dark side. Can it be true?

In the video, several unidentified flying objects are magnified and enhanced, and it does look as though something is floating over the Moon's surface. Exactly what they are is not clear, but it's amazing they're even visible from the Earth at all.

But does it mean they are alien spacecraft using the Moon as a base? The poster of the video makes that claim at the end of the video as well.

He further postulates that it's the reason no manned Moon flights have been attempted since the last Apollo mission.

It's all stretched a bit thin, but looking at the video does show that something seems to be hovering above the lunar surface. But is it a UFO? Here's the video:

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The FBI Investigation of the New Project Blue Book UFO Group

By Gabrielle Pickard

In 1952, Project Blue Book was launched by the United States Air Force. Project Blue Book was one of a series of systematic studies of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) conducted by the U.S. military.
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The project was the revival of two similar projects. The first being Project Sign, which was active for most of 1948 when it was dissolved and replaced with Project Grudge. Grudge was another short-lived U.S. Air Force study to investigate UFOs. Grudge continued until 1951. (1)
Similar to its predecessors, Project Blue Book had two goals: To scientifically analyze UFO-related data and to determine if UFO’s were a threat to national security. (2)
Despite having collected 12,618 UFO reports, in 1969 Project Blue Book was ordered to shut down. According to the National Reconnaissance Office, a number of the reports could be explained by flights of the formerly secret reconnaissance planes, such as the U-2 and A-12. (3)

The Condon Report and the “New” Project Blue Book

According to a document released by the Department of the Air Control Force that has been archived on the FBI’s Vault section of its website, the decision to discontinue UFO investigations was based on an evaluation of a report prepared by the University of Colorado entitled, “Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects.”
The controversial paper – known as the “Condon Report” – stated that the conclusions of Project Blue Book are:
“No UFO reported, investigated, and evaluated by the Air Force has ever given any indication of threat to our national security, there has been no evidence submitted to or discovered by the Air Force that sightings categorized as “unidentified” represent technological developments or principles beyond the range of present day scientific knowledge, and there has been no evidence indicating that sightings categorized as “unidentified” are extraterrestrial vehicles.” (4)
All of that is standard Ufology history for anyone interested in the subject. However, what many people don’t realize is that in 1989, an organisation that went by the name, “The New Project Blue Book” contacted the FBI.
In a letter to William Sessions, Director of the FBI, dated July 24 1989, the New Project Blue Book said it wished to issue a “challenge” to the FBI, pertaining to UFOs.

The Case Against the Air Force

The letter, which is available to read on the FBI’s “Vault”, refers to how the U.S. government played an important role in the evaluation of the UFO reported sightings.
The letter stated that the New Project Blue Book was a “continuation” of the original Project Blue Book.
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The writers claimed that some of the most important UFO sighting “announcements” had come from the Air Force itself, and they contended that the later statements by the Air Force revealed evidence of a cover-up.
The writers wrote that the report, “…later, stated to be something not in the original announcements – in a cover-up of the initial announcement. This repeatedly happened much to the chagrin of the Air Force.” (5)
The document goes on to state that the original members of Project Blue Book found that many reports that were received Blue Book instead went to intelligence-gathering agencies.
In spite of repeated requests made by the FBI’s first director Mr J. Edgar Hoover, for the Air Force to complete information that it had involving UFOs, the Air Force would not release certain case reports to Mr. Hoover. (6)
Even when Senator Barry Goldwater, chairman of the Senate Committee on Science, requested more information on an initial announcement made by the Air Force that a “saucer” had crashed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, and that alien bodies were located in a hanger, Goldwater was denied further information and was not allowed to personally look inside the hanger.
The document goes on to say that before taking office as President, Jimmy Carter announced in public that, if elected, he would give the American people the Government’s information about UFOs.
According to the author of the letter – incidentally whose name has been attentively blacked out by the FBI – this failed to happen, and President Carter was given a “complete run around.” (7)
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Not the FBI’s Responsibility

In his response to the unnamed author of the letter, William S. Sessions acknowledged receiving the New Project Blue Book’s correspondence and informed the group how UFO activities are not a responsibility of the FBI.
“I have discussed your request with my colleagues, and I would first like to explain that the investigation of UFOs is not now nor has it ever been the responsibility of the FBI.”
The FBI Director continued, “After studying all the facts available, it [the FBI] decided that nothing would be gained by further investigation, and the Department of the Air Force agreed with that decision.”
The fact that the individual who wrote the letter received a personal written response from William Sessions, who was at the time the 4th director of the FBI, reveals two things. First, it shows that the Director and his colleagues had studied and discussed the facts in detail, and did in fact take the issue of UFOs seriously.
It also reveals that the author of the letter would have been someone of some importance or with some standing within government circles.
The claim that many of the original members of Project Blue Book were unofficially continuing the investigative work in the ensuing 20 years is also interesting, and again shows how significant continued research into UFO sightings remained, even after the Air Force Project was officially shut down.
However, what is perhaps the biggest mystery in the story of the FBI’s investigation of the New Project Blue Book UFO Group is why the identity of the author to William Sessions was so carefully removed from the FBI file.

'Prometheus' Touches Down in the First Official Clip

We've seen all manner of impressive, anticipation-stoking promotion for Prometheus, including many a teasing image and that behind-the-scenes featurette that closed out last week. 20th century Fox is starting this week off right and ensuring that the Alien quasi-prequel remains a much-discussed summer movie event by releasing the first official Prometheus clip.
'Prometheus' Touches Down in the First Official Clip
Spoiler-phobes needn't worry, as this presumably comes pretty early in the film and is quite straightforward. The clip feels pretty chopped up to fit in just over a minute without giving away anything important. Basically, it's just the titular spacecraft landing on the alien world where most of the film takes place. Since Idris Elba plays the captain of said spaceship, he's in charge here, though Logan Marshall-Green's scientist is helping call the shots.
This first clip premiered at Apple today, and you can head over that way to see Prometheus properly in high definition.

Many of the characters in this film are scientists, but it's nice to see that Elba's character carries a bit of the working class normalcy that characterized the ensemble of Alien. Plus, it's Stringer Bell at the helm of a giant spaceship.
Marshall-Green's observance that "God does not work in straight lines" belies some the movie's thematic preoccupations, made clear enough by its title and the story to find the origins of our species on an alien planet. It may not end up being terribly subtle, but at least Prometheus is a big, expensive summer movie that endeavors to actually be about something substantial.
This affords our first listen to the film's score, which is provided by Marc Steitenfeld, a frequent Ridley Scott collaborator whose credits include American Gangster, Body of Lies, A Good Year, Robin Hood, and this year's The Grey, which was produced by Scott Free, the director and his brother Tony Scott's production company.

Scott's return to science fiction and horror stars Elba, Marshall-Green, Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall, Guy Pearce, Kate Dickie, and Patrick Wilson.

UFO Amnesty: Ex-Army Colonel John Alexander Seeks Amnesty For Military Who Witness UFOs

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If you're in the military and have ever seen what you believe to be a UFO, but were reluctant to mention it for fear of ridicule or, worse, repercussions that might end your career, take heart. Things may change.
A former military insider with top secret clearance who created Advanced Theoretical Physics -- a group of top-level government officials and scientists brought together to study UFO reports -- has just called on three of the highest-ranking military and intelligence officials in the Obama administration.
Retired Army Col. John Alexander has one goal: to ask Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus and National Intelligence Director Gen. James Clapper to offer amnesty to anyone in the military who has been previously sworn to secrecy about UFOs.

"The issue has to do with this [notion of] disclosure," said Alexander. "The assumption in the UFO community -- and, frankly, the general population -- is that UFOs are secret and all the information is automatically classified. My position is that is not true."
Revealed exclusively to The Huffington Post, Alexander has sent letters to Panetta, Petraeus and Clapper, in which he proposes a no-cost, win-win solution for enhancing the U.S. government's trust and confidence with the American public. He's specifically referring to Unidentified Flying Objects.
A leading advocate for the development of non-lethal weapons, Alexander commanded Special Forces "A" Teams in Vietnam and Thailand in the 1960s. As a program manager for Los Alamos National Laboratory, he conducted non-lethal warfare briefings for the White House staff, National Security Council, members of Congress and senior defense officials.

"My supposition is that A) there's no policy of [UFO] secrecy; and B) there are agents out there who think they're supposed to keep it a secret, so they're basically winging it. In other words, it's easier to tell you to sit down and shut up then it is to figure things out," Alexander, author of "UFOs: Myths, Conspiracies and Realities," told HuffPost.
Alexander spent a quarter of a century maneuvering through top levels of the U.S. government and military, searching for the supposed decades-long UFO cover-up.
Not only could he not find a cover-up, Alexander came away from his investigation convinced UFO disclosure has already occurred on many levels.
The conclusions that his study group came up with in the 1980s included:
  • Some UFOs are real and of unknown origin.

  • About 5 percent of all sightings remain unexplained.

  • Many sensor systems do have anomalous recordings.

  • There are numerous UFO sightings reported by highly credible observers.

  • There have been incidents involving interactions between UFOs and military systems.

  • There have been interactions between UFOs and airplanes that raise safety issues.

  • Over 70 percent of American adults believe the U.S. government is covering up information on the topic.

  • Polls indicate that 20 percent of the global population believes aliens are here on Earth and living among us.

Alexander will publicly announce his amnesty request to the government this Thursday, when he appears at the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, Nev.

The museum is the 37th and newest national museum of the United States. It tells the story -- in an in-depth walking tour -- of nuclear testing for America's atomic energy program, which began in the Nevada desert in 1951.
Interestingly, this is a Smithsonian-affiliated museum that includes a recently unveiled exhibit about Area 51 -- considered the most top secret military testing facility in the country -- and contains UFO-related displays, including one entitled "Authentic Alien Artifact."
Museum CEO and executive director Allan Palmer says it's important to have Alexander speak about the need to get the word out to military personnel who would like to talk about UFOs but have been reticent for many years.
"I have known people who've seen things they couldn't explain and were very reluctant to talk to anybody about it," Palmer, a highly decorated former Air Force and Navy combat jet fighter, told The Huffington Post.
"The reason is because we all had very high-level security clearances," he said. "Just the mention of seeing something that you didn't know or you thought might be a UFO would be enough for a visit with the flight surgeon, if not the psychiatric staff at the base hospital.

"And that would be reason to pull your security clearance, at least temporarily, which means that you wouldn't be flying and that would be a black mark on an aviator's record. Seeing a UFO show up on your base could be perceived as [your] being unstable. At least as far as retribution or career penalties, if things could be lifted or suspended, that would probably help the process."
In the letters sent to Panetta, Petraeus and Clapper, Alexander states that former military personnel "claim that they are bound by security oaths to never reveal the information or have been overtly threatened by government officials. Even death threats for divulging UFO information are reported."
Alexander points out to the three government officials that occasionally "some level of secrecy has been invoked on U.S. military personnel." He cites the case of Air Force pilot Milton Torres who was ordered to fire missiles at a gigantic UFO that appeared over Great Britain on Sept. 20, 1957.
Watch this video of Air Force pilot Milton Torres describing his harrowing UFO encounter:

"He was ordered to remain silent," Alexander reminded the officials. "Threatened with losing his wings by an unknown official, Torres complied until the U.K. Ministry of Defense released the files in 2008. No U.S. report on the incident has ever been found. From many other instances, it appears that security personnel periodically have warned/threatened both military and civilian people about reporting UFO information."
Alexander isn't looking to get the government to reveal that some UFOs may be extraterrestrial craft. He only wants to promote an environment in which members of the military feel comfortable talking about their experiences.
If an official letter of amnesty were to come from Alexander's efforts, he suggests the results could go in a couple of directions.
"I would think there'd be some who have information and believe they shouldn't talk about it who would then feel free to do so," he explained. "Conversely, I think there are some others who've been frankly making up stories and saying they have been threatened that will then either have to come forward and explain it or, more likely, will evaporate and run for cover."

FAA investigating mysterious UFO over Denver (Video)

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a mysterious UFO that nearly collided with an aircraft over Denver, Colorado on the evening of Monday, May 14.
According to KUSA 9News, the NBC affiliate in Denver, a pilot flying a Cessna Citation 525 CJ1 corporate jet approximately 8,000 feet above the Denver neighborhood of Cherry Creek radioed the control tower to report that something looking like “a large remote-controlled aircraft” flew past his plane in the opposite direction. 9News reports that, “as far as investigators know, the mystery object did not show up on radar.”

Investigators are extremely concerned about this UFO because it poses a severe risk to planes in the sky.
Greg Feith, avation analyst for 9News suggests the UFO could have been a military drone, a remote-controlled airplane, or a large bird. But those are just guesses. For now, the object remains unidentified.

Men in Black 3 Ticket Giveaway in Phoenix, AZ

Open Minds is giving away pairs of tickets to the advanced screening of Men in Black 3 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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In Men in Black 3, Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back… in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K’s life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him — secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.