Like him or
not, ThirdPhaseOfMoon's Blake Cousins
puts himself out there as an intrepid UFO hunter, and as such, he fields
unsolicited videos from all over the world.
entry comes from Brunswick, Germany, and shows a flying saucer disc flying
erratically over the town from a distance of about three miles. The video was
shot by an HD camera, and the quality is fairly good.
hoaky on-camera presentation skills and simply awful, ominous sounding theme
music, the sighting does have a lot of merit.
And, as usual,
Cousins redeems himself with some video analysis by blowing up the segment 500
image reveals more detail of a spinning, saucer-shaped UFO, which to the naked eye, doesn't seem to have any
pixelation problems and looks to be real.
Of course, the
veracity of these videos is always open to debate as Cousins is notorious for
sensationalizing his content and makes no bones about grabbing eyeballs with
though, it looks like he got it right. Here's the
Originally published on Jun 9, 2012 by ufosearchparty
The eyewitness/videographer first heard his dog barking, and went outside to see what was happening on June 9, 2012.
He noticed three lights in the sky. They were in an upright triangle formation.
For a time, they simply sat stationary in the sky, and then in a few moments, simply disappeared.
The video has been enhanced by www.ufocasebook.com.
To see the full length video, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7qot2Ujuq4.
Some people look through a microscope to learn about our world’s strangest phenomena. For Erin Ryder, star of National Geographic Channel’s new series Chasing UFOs, looking up at the sky can deliver many more answers on humanity’s largest question marks.
Set to premiere Friday, June 29, Chasing UFOs follows Ryder (as she’s called by friends), geologist Ben McGee and UFOologist James Fox as they trek around the United States and a few international locations, always interviewing eyewitnesses, gathering evidence and craning their necks to the starry skies above. Their mission: Prove or disprove unexplained UFO sightings, some made famous (Roswell, etc.) and some deeply personal to just a few people.
Throughout the summer months, Chasing UFOs promises to entice viewers who know that the “truth is out there.” Recently, Hollywood Soapbox talked with Ryder about UFO chasing and what audience members can expect on the eight-part series. Here’s Part I of that discussion (click here for Part II). Questions and answers have been slightly edited.
(At the bottom is a clip from the premiere episode.)
Did you have fun creating the first season of Chasing UFOs?
It was incredibly fun. I think anytime you get to study something as mysterious and as intriguing as UFOs, you’re going to have a lot to look into. We try to make a bit of an adventure out of it. We didn’t do it to be something too scientific. But at the same time, this is a true scientific search for extraterrestrial life.
You approach each case from a research basis.
I think that’s what sets us apart a little bit. We are really looking for some hard concrete evidence. We do have James, who is a believer, and the other side being a skeptic, and me kind of somewhere in the middle. We all want to believe. So our whole goal is to go out there and try to find something, anything, that would really help give us proof that something is out there.
Were you surprised by some of your findings?
I think every time we go out there I’m surprised. I don’t know if you can tell, I get very startled. You’ll definitely see me get spooked at night, but that’s definitely part of the fun. Throughout the series, we make some big discoveries. We don’t want to give out too many spoilers, but I will say that if you see the premiere, that I personally capture something in Texas that I really can’t explain. I’m definitely still shocked to this day and can’t explain what I captured. We actually also find some physical evidence at the Roswell crash site, which is something we would never thought we would come upon. We are all really, really excited to share it with everyone.
A UFO outpost in Trinidad, Colo. — Photo courtesy of National Geographic Channels / Snake Oil Productions
How did you get attached to the project?
Well, I’ve always kind of been a bit of an adventurer and explorer. I’m a compulsive traveler. So that’s what got me started on Destination Truth, which is a Syfy-based show looking at different mysteries around the world. And UFOs have kind of been in my blood since I was younger. So I kind of gravitated toward it. I grew up in the Hudson Valley, which is just north of New York City, and we actually had something that they call the Night Siege, which was thousands of witnesses observed this boomerang-shaped craft in the sky around 1982 for years. So I grew up in my own backyard, people believed that there were UFOs. So here I am, being able to combine a lot of the things that I love and that I’m intrigued by. So this has kind of always been my passion.
You fall in between a believer and skeptic. After the first season, are you still in the middle?
I will say, one day, just one day with James Fox, and you’ll have yourself questioning if there isn’t something out there. He is so brilliant and has studied this topic for so long and spoken to so many people.
Like in this season, we speak with colonels and astronauts and doctors and brigadiers. And they say that there’s something else out there. It’s hard not to think, what else could that be? So, yeah, I would say going out on the road this season, I coined the term ‘skeliever,’ but I’m definitely leaning more toward the believer. But I still want that solid proof. I do want something to push me completely over the edge to be a believer.
Is it a challenge to look at these eyewitness videos with blinking lights and not see an aircraft?
Yeah, absolutely. I think that’s what’s important is that there are a lot of things out there that are conventional objects or natural phenomena that are misidentified. But we try to concentrate on those sole fraction of the sightings, maybe the 5 or 10 percent, that can’t be written off that easily. That’s what we focus in on. But yeah you’re right, you go out there and something tends to be mysterious to you just because of the distance or the clouds or whatever it is.
You really have to be careful when looking at video evidence. That’s why we’re going out not just looking for videos or sightings. We’re going out looking at crash sites or potential debris fields, where we can collect something that we can test. Something physical would be really gratifying to collect.
How did the team select the cases for the first season?
I think what we wanted to do is do a really good cross-section of the strange sightings and phenomena in the United States, in our own backyard. And obviously Roswell is something that has captivated the imagination of young and old, and we definitely wanted to go there. There’s an abductee in Arizona, Travis Walton, his abduction is so famous they made a movie about it. And the cattle mutilations in Colorado. There’s so much going on that what we wanted to do was not just show strange sightings, saucers in the sky. We wanted to show that there are other things going on that people believe are related to extraterrestrials. If we can go there and find any trace evidence at all to prove if this is just a work of conventional means or if this is something more mysterious
Chasing UFOs premieres Friday, June 29 at 9 p.m. on National Geographic Channel. Click here for more information.
After careful reflection and some prompting from certain individuals, I feel as though I have forgotten to mention some material in regards to what might happen on 12/21/2012. So for the moment, the next installment, Doomsday 2012: How to Prepare and Survive the Event, is on hold while I touch on some other perspective problems.
UFOs have been a hot topic of debate all over the world for eons. What with more than one airline pilot admitting to have seen a UFO, it would appear that they do in fact exist. In fact, in México City, UFO sightings are a daily happen stance. And there are other places around the globe where similar things occur.
The History Channel has a series Ancient Aliens attempts to deal with this phenomenon from a factual standpoint. It comes off as factual to some degree, but in the end, it’s just entertainment. One of the show’s most well-known contributors, Erich von Däniken, author of the book, Chariots of the Gods? Is accepted as gospel by true believers.
The background information for the series, posted on the channel’s website, says, “According to ancient alien theorists, extraterrestrials with superior knowledge of science and engineering landed on Earth thousands of years ago, sharing their expertise with early civilizations and forever changing the course of human history. Ancient alien theory grew out of the centuries-old idea that life exists on other planets. The space program played no small part in this as well: If mankind could travel to other planets, why couldn’t extraterrestrials visit Earth?
Most ancient alien theorists, including von Däniken, point to two types of evidence to support their ideas. The first is ancient religious texts in which humans witness and interact with gods or other heavenly beings who descend from the sky—sometimes in vehicles resembling spaceships—and possess spectacular powers. The second is physical specimens such as artwork depicting alien-like figures and ancient architectural marvels like Stonehenge and the pyramids of Egypt.
Alex Knapp of Forbes.com says, “I find it incredible and frightening that a worldwide distributed television channel that bills itself as ‘The History Channel’ can broadcast such rubbish as Ancient Aliens. If it were an entertainment program, I’d have fewer worries (although it would still make me cross); it is the implied authority of the channel (‘The History Channel,’ not just any old ‘History Channel’) that makes the broadcast of this series so potentially damaging as we saw in the reaction of the forum poster quoted above. A channel that is making claims for its authoritative status, which offers educational resources, has a responsibility not to mislead its viewers (no doubt its executives think of them as ‘customers’). That responsibility is one that all makers and broadcasters of supposedly factual television have, but one that few of them take seriously: the responsibility to check facts.”
Okay, now let’s talk about Planet X. Planet X, also known as Nibiru, is a mysterious object that orbits our sun every 3600 years. This object has a very significant connection to the Mayan calendar date of 2012. There is so much information about what is happening in our solar system that even the local news channels report that there are signs of planet X. Dr. Michio Kaku a renowned scientist claims that scientists like him had made a mistake. He made a statement saying that scientific data regarding the passing of Planet X passing through our solar system was off by a factor of 20. What this means is that scientists had previously misinterpreted the difference between a X class solar storm and the new catastrophic Y class solar storms detected in 2003 from hitting the Earth. This corrected data makes an immensely distinct difference between a survivable X class solar storm versus an incredibly strong Y class solar storm that would disrupt the world so harshly with the possible result of setting humanity back towards a third world economy across a global scale. This is a very real difference in data and a very real threat to mankind. And so it goes. We may have a near Earth object collide with our planet.
There is also increased interest in Earth’s moon. Some say it’s a landing base and operations center for aliens. Rumor has it that the American government has marked as classified a lot of information about findings on the Moon. In 1988, a prominent Chinese official, a member of the nation’s space program, unveiled pictures of human footprints on the lunar surface. The official stated that he had received the information from a reliable source and accused the Americans of concealing that information. The photos were dated from August 3, 1969 – two weeks after Armstrong and Aldrin stepped onto the surface of the Moon on July 20, 1969. Therefore, the materials of the lunar mission were studied and classified by NASA.
On March 15, 2009, The New York Times produced another sensation. The same Chinese official, Mao Kan, stated that he had obtained over than 1,000 secret NASA photographs depicting not only human footprints but also a human carcass on the surface of the Moon. Some of the bones in the carcass were missing, the official said. The human corpse must have been dropped on the Moon from an alien spaceship, but the extraterrestrials kept some tissue samples for research.
The photos were taken by a lunar probe. The absence of air makes it possible to capture minute details from the lunar orbit. The pictures of the carcass were very clear.
Dr. Ken Johnston, former manager of the Data and Photo Control Department at NASA’s Lunar Receiving Laboratory, said that US astronauts had found and photographed ancient ruins of artificial origin on the Moon. Supposedly, US astronauts had seen large unknown mechanisms on the Moon. This data was classified by the US government.
Some folks are true believers, and others are skeptical. Which are you?