Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Ufo News Links For Tuesday 2nd October 2012

Rectangle UFO reported hovering low east of Richmond - Examiner.co...

UFO or Lens Flare in Google Street View? You Decide – ABC News

The Haunted Skies Project: Daily Mail 11.6.69.

Mystery solved after lights appear over Virginia town – WTVR


Searching For UFOs In Pottstown? Maybe Try Here – The Pottstown Post

Latest UFO-Like Object Found in the Upstate - Patch.com

The Emilcin UFO Abduction

UFO Study Group of St. Louis Monthly Meeting, October 3, 2012 from...

The Neighbors is Coneheads for people who never saw Coneheads – io9

Google Maps UFO UPDATE – Nazi Saucers, Reflections, Cover Up & Mor...

Experts Meet To Discuss, Debunk Mayna Calendar End Of World Stories

UFO convention comes to Bucks – phillyBurbs.com

Red Pills of the Week — September 29th | Mysterious Universe

Pink UFOs Show Up On Texas and New Mexico Google Street Views – Huffington Post

Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology: Starstrikes: Calling Cards from the Cosmos?

Thrill of ‘disc’-overy – Hutchinson News

UFO Disclosure Countdown Clock: Disclosure Clock Moves - Above Top Secret `UFO Picture' Analysis

Aliens Could Be From Earth: Scientists Lend Weight To ‘Lithopanspermia’ Hypothesis – International Business Times

UFO Disclosure Countdown Clock: UPDATE on the Jacksonville Texas `Google UFO'

Paranormal activity: Your tales of UFOs, ghosts, aliens and the unexplained – Mirror

Is ET nuts or just sloppy?

Glowing Orbs Seen Over Cincinnati, Ohio (Video)

By Scott Waring
Date of sighting: September 29, 2012
Location of sighting: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
There are two videos, one taken by the father and one taken by the daughter. I can only put one here due to the daughter not allowing the video to be embedded. So I will put the photos below and a link here to the second video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU2DI41ox2M&feature=channel&list=UL

Eyewitness states:
Springboro/Lebanon means you were looking nearly southeast. These were nearly due south from where we were. Middletown is approximately 2/3 the distance from your location to ours and northwest of us. The brightness was greater than a flare and there was no smoke trail involved, which is always visible with flares whether air deployed, flare gun or military pop flares and always illuminates the chute from which it is suspended. No. These were not flares or parachutists. Each of us is tasked with, accountable for and will be judged by our choices, decisions, behaviors and actions within the framework/circumstances within which we live or encounter. I am what I do when it counts- and we are mostly not cognizant of how much it counts. We are even accountable for every idle (in greek that translates to idle, non-productive) word spoken. I have only offered a possibility, not an irresponsible guarantee that it is so.
Photos below by the mans daughter, separate camera.

The Right Stuff! Some thoughts on the UFO military panel in Las Vegas


The National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, where the Area 51 Myth or Reality exhibit is located and where the UFO military panel took place. (Credit: Antonio Huneeus)

The special event, “Military UFOs: Secrets Revealed,” held last Saturday September 22 at the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, turned out to be a very interesting program. This was part of an ongoing series of lectures attached to their new exhibit, “Area 51: Myth or Reality,” and the goal was to present a number of military officers who were involved in official UFO investigations in the past. The museum—a mainstream institution linked to the Smithsonian—must be congratulated for taking this step, and let’s hope that other similar organizations will show the same courage.

The panel of speakers was composed by two of the last surviving members of the Air Force’s famous Project Blue Book, both now in their nineties. Col. Robert Friend directed the project between 1958 and 1963, and Col. Bill Coleman was the Chief Spokesperson for Blue Book between 1961 and 1963, and was later the main consultant and producer for the Jack Webb’s Project UFO TV series in the late seventies. Both these gentlemen gave a human face to Blue Book, showing a far more sympathetic view of the phenomenon than the stereotype of a debunking government organization long held by many in the UFO community.

The military UFO panel: (left to right): moderator Alan Palmer, Col. Robert Friend, Col. Bill Coleman, Col. Charles Halt, Nick Pope, Col. John Alexander. (Credit: Antonio Huneeus)

Next came Col. Charles Halt, who was the Deputy Base Commander of the Bentwaters NATO air base (leased by the RAF to the USAF during the Cold war) in the early eighties. Col. Halt was the only panelist who was not part of an official UFO investigation program, but instead became a witness—and a reluctant witness at that—of the famous Rendlesham Forest UFO incidents and close encounters of late December 1980 in Suffolk, England. Furthermore, it was Halt’s official January 13, 1981 memo, “Unexplained Lights,” written to the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) that really put this incident on the map. This occurred when the document was released later under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and leaked to the British press, where it was plastered on the front page of the now defunct News of the World. It was also Col. Halt’s strong and unequivocal statement that the government is still conducting a secret UFO investigation which made news, as seen in the headline of Lee Spiegel’s story in The Huffington Post, “Charles Halt, Former Air Force Colonel, Accuses U.S. Of UFO Cover-Up.”

The next speaker was Nick Pope, a very well known figure in the international UFO scene, who ran the UFO desk at the MOD between 1991 and 1994. Nick was the only foreigner and the only panelist who didn’t serve in the military, though his presence was fully justified since he did work for an official UFO project attached to the defense establishment of a major country. Nick addressed the issue of how the MOD had often misled the British public and media by minimizing the importance of UFO incidents using terms like “little green men” or “UFO spotters.”

The final speaker was Col. John Alexander, who lives in Las Vegas and is the author of the book, UFOs – Myths, Conspiracies, and Realities. Alexander has followed the UFO and paranormal scenes for decades. He undertook in the eighties an informal UFO study group within the Pentagon under the purposely misleading title of Advanced Theoretical Physics Project (ATP) in order to derail any possible FOIA requests using terms like UFO, flying saucer, or extraterrestrial. Although Alexander and Halt are friends and he writes highly about the Rendlesham Forest case in his book, there was obvious disagreement between the two colonels when it came to Halt’s allegation of a still secret, ongoing UFO government project. Alexander believes that some UFOs are real and that they should be investigated scientifically, but based on his experience with the ATP he doesn’t think there currently exists such a project. Let’s examine now in more detail some of the highlights of the “Military UFOs: Secrets Revealed” panel.
Project Blue Book’s human face

The author (center) with Col. Bob Friend on left and Col. Bill Coleman on the right. (Credit: Antonio Huneeus)

It was particularly a pleasure for me to see again Col. Bob Friend, who received me at his home in Orange County, California, in 1990 for a lengthy interview, now posted in our website. 92- year-old Bob Friend is a legend not only because of his role in Blue Book, but because he is the last surviving member of the famous 332nd Fighter Group of the Tuskegee Airmen, which opened up military aviation to people of color. They often had to literally fight in two fronts: the Nazis abroad (they were based in Italy) and the racist prejudices of many in the home front. Col. Friend’s involvement with Blue Book began in 1958 as an accidental assignment, but once he took the reigns he tried to run a professional investigation, developing among other things a thorough questionnaire. He also stressed in his presentation that at least during his tenure (other Blue Book directors before and after him were less sympathetic) the USAF didn’t try to belittle witnesses, even in cases like Joe Simonton’s famous “UFO pancake” case in Wisconsin in 1961, where they concluded the experience was triggered by mental delusion. For a detailed look at Col. Friend’s involvement with Blue Book, check my 1990 interview, which covered a number of cases and issues.

Col. Bill Coleman was the only panelist that I had not met before, though I’d heard his name for years. He began his talk by describing a UFO sighting experienced in 1955 while piloting a B-25. The UFO descended from a height of 20,000 feet and “we got right down to the treetops and I closed in on it very rapidly,” said Coleman. Grant Cameron of PresidentialUFO.com has unearthed a much earlier description of this incident from June 1978 at the Merv Griffin TV talk show. Coleman was promoting then the release of the Jack Webb’s Project UFO TV series, based on the Blue Book files. Coleman made the following description of the object in that interview: “It was about 60 feet in diameter and 10 or 11 feet thick through the center. It had what looked like a titanium-type finish (silver gray). I pulled up and made a hard turn that put it out of sight for roughly four seconds. We whipped back to pull up alongside of it and it wasn’t there. I zoomed up to 1500 feet. `There it is!’ I said. It was about 2 miles in front of us going across a field leaving a dusty trail behind it. I guessed its speed at about 170 MPH.”

Col. Bill Coleman speaking at the military UFO panel in Las Vegas. (Credit: Antonio Huneeus)

I interviewed Bill Coleman briefly for a new Open Minds series to be released soon in our YouTube channel. Since I knew about his close friendship with researcher, author and TV producer Bob Emenegger, I asked him about the famous and controversial allegations regarding a planned UFO landing at Holloman Air Force Base around 1971, which has circulated in the UFO community for decades, but has never been proven. The story was first aired in Emenegger’s 1976 TV documentary, UFOs: It Has Begun, narrated by Rod Serling. Coleman came up with a novel explanation for the rumors which I had never heard before. According to him, the rumors were sparked by the presence of a still, undeclared top secret spy plane. The full details will be posted shortly in my YouTube series Your Need To Know, and excerpts are also sown in the Spacing Out! special program done from the museum’s lobby.

There can be little doubt that both colonels Friend and Coleman gave a far more sympathetic view of Project Blue Book than what you find in Donald Keyhoe’s books and countless other ufological sources. What it shows is that, like any other human organization, Blue Book had different approaches to the phenomenon depending on who was doing the investigation or presenting the facts. Coleman, for instance, replaced Col. Lawrance Tacker as Blue Book’s public spokesman, and so he told his superiors that he might not be the right man for the job since Tacker was notoriously closed-minded and antagonistic towards the UFO community (he really did fit the debunking stereotype). But apparently the USAF decided at that point to present a softer face to the public and the media. This same phenomenon applies to Nick Pope’s tenure at the MOD UFO desk. He obviously developed a strong interest in the phenomenon, which he has pursued ever since, while some of his predecessors and followers looked at it strictly as a job and really didn’t seem to care much about it beyond following orders.

The evolution of Col. Halt

I’ve known Col. Charles Halt for many years, meeting him for the first time around 1991 behind the scenes of the shooting and recreation in Maryland of the Unsolved Mysteries TV series episode on the Bentwaters UFO. I believe that was the first time that Halt, who had then recently retired from the military, agreed to appear on a major TV show. A few months later, together with Bentwaters researcher Dr. Ben Jamison, we visited Halt at his home in northern Virginia, where he played for us the original cassette tape of the live audio recording of the UFO sighting over the Rendlesham Forest made by him and other members of an USAF patrol in late December 1980. This tape and the so-called Halt memo became the key initial pieces of evidence of the Rendlesham Forest affair.

Col. Charles Halt, a key a witness of the famous Rendlesham Forest UFO incidents in Suffolk, England, in December 1980. (Credit: Antonio Huneeus)

Col. Halt was always a reluctant witness who didn’t really want to become part of ufological subculture. Although he eventually appeared over the years in many events, including two press conferences at Washington’s National Press Club and also at our own International UFO Congress in 2011, he was always a cautious man who restricted his commentary strictly to his key role in the Rendlesham affair. That’s why I was surprised when he told me during a brief conversation we had outside the museum before the panel of speakers started, that he was now certain that there was a secret government UFO investigation that would basically survey and scoop any significant piece of evidence collected by other military or intelligence agencies. Moreover, he believed this project was not inside an official U.S. government agency, but rather conducted by a private company subcontractor, so that it wouldn’t be subjected to possible Congressional inquiries or FOIA requests. Although he certainly can’t prove any of this, it makes perfect sense as a logical scenario, and the allegation has more weight if you know Halt’s cautious personality.

When Halt told me all this privately, I thought that maybe he was speaking off-the-record, so I was doubly surprised when he repeated in totally unambiguous terms exactly the same thing at the panel: “I’ve heard many people say that it’s time for the government to appoint an agency to investigate. Folks, there is an agency, a very close-held, compartmentalized agency that’s been investigating this for years.” Halt also told me during our conversation that there was an effort going on to prepare the public to accept the existence of UFOs. Again, the allegation of a long-term conditioning program is not a new idea, it has been floating around for many years and even decades, but it’s not the type of thing you would have expected to hear from Col. Halt in the past.

Despite their friendship and the fact that he supports his testimony and role in the Bentwaters case, there was an obvious disagreement between Halt and Col. John Alexander, who is emphatic that such compartmentalized agency does not exist because if it did, he would have discovered it during the course of his in-house UFO investigation during the period of the so-called Advanced Theoretical Physics Project (ATP). But this argument didn’t swayed Halt at all and there was a little fireworks between the two of them at the panel. With a grim in his face, Halt told Alexander that perhaps he was na├»ve in his belief that the government couldn’t keep secrets from him or, worse, that he had an agenda.

The military and UFOs

Col. John Alexander made a pretty persuasive argument to explain why some members of the military have encountered UFOs and/or are interested in the phenomenon. The military, he said, are just a microcosm of the population at large, and so we find among the ranks basically the same percentages of witnesses and people interested in weird stuff that exist among civilians. Alexander, now 74, is a former Special Forces commander in Vietnam who has had a long career pursuing the paranormal from inside the military. He also worked developing non-lethal weapons at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and later served as chief aide for Robert Bigelow’s organization, which is the reason he moved to Las Vegas.

Col. John Alexander speaking at the military UFO panel in Las Vegas. (Credit: Antonio Huneeus)

Although Alexander is skeptical of many UFO-related conspiracies, including the 1947 Roswell crash and the reverse-engineering claims at Area 51, he definitely thinks that UFOs are real and have been around for centuries. “Whatever this is, it’s far more complex than we ever anticipated,” he was quoted in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Elaborating further on this idea, he stated that “we need to make it permissible for scientists to discuss and research these topics” and to learn to ask “the right questions.” Philosophically speaking, Alexander is really a follower of Dr. Jacques Vallee, the famous French-American astrophysicist, computer scientist and UFO author, who has always eschewed the simplistic “ET or nothing” reductionism of both ufology and the media, in favor of more complex scenarios involved multiple dimensions and human consciousness.

The presentations by the panelists was followed by a long and spirited Q&A session which touched upon a variety of issues. There were a couple of skeptics who seemed rather annoyed that a museum attached to the Smithsonian would put such a pro-UFO program and exhibit. They obviously had expected a far more conservative and skeptical approach from both the speakers and the National Atomic Testing Museum, but the rest of the audience of about 200 people were not bothered by this. All in all, it was an excellent program and the museum ought to be congratulated for doing the right thing. Let’s hope that other mainstream organizations will follow their example.
The National Atomic Testing Museum filmed the whole event and will have soon DVDs available. You can find their website here.

My colleagues Jason McClellan and Maureen Elsberry of the Open Minds web program Spacing Out! interviewed most of the speakers and other researchers attending the event from the lobby of the museum. Their program is posted at the top of this article.

Unidentified Lights over Mexico City Captured on Video

By Ufo Casebook
UFO Image
Originally published on Sep 29, 2012 by OmegaUfoChannel
Cerro de la Estrella, Mexico City, Mexico
Multiple UFOs or one single craft? You decide. Captured over the "Cerro de la Estrella" in Mexico City on September 20, 2012.
Note: Cerro de la Estrella National Park is centered on the Cerro de la Estrella mountain which is located entirely within Mexico City, in the borough of Iztapalapa. It was originally designated in 1938 with 1,100 hectares, but the growth of the city has encroached on it and left it with less than 200 hectares.
The park is meant to provide cultural and recreational opportunity as well as to protect the mountain, which is important archeologically and culturally as the site of the pre Hispanic New Fire ceremony and the modern-day Passion Play.

UFO: Flying Triangles

There are thousands of UFO sightings around the world every year, but a high percentage of them relate to one very common UFO and shape....
Strange flying black triangle UFOs

I myself witnessed one on 30 March 1993, which was part of the famous UK Cosford UFO incident, and I became one of thousands of people who have witnessed these strange craft in our skies.
Read more about the Cosford UFO incident here: Cosford UFO
But what are they?
They are large, triangular-shaped UFOs, often black in colour, with rounded corners and making a low, humming noise. They disappear to the horizon at unbelievable speed. They are ususally big craft and show up from nowhere in the blink of an eye.
The first sighting of these mystery triangles was recorded and reported in 1965. Some say they were first sighted in 1950s. For some time people have said they are secret military projects - the next generation stealth aircrafts. But why are they flying the same way since sixties. How come the technology never changed in more than 50 years?

According to many ufologists like myself, these UFOs are the outcome of direct transfer of technologies from extraterrestrials to human civilization in different parts of the world. They are believed to be reverse engineered from crashed UFOs, and have been developed behind closed doors at top secret military facilities and bases around the world. One such facility is Groom Lake aka Area 51 in Nevada USA: AREA 51
The triangle shaped UFOs are said to use anti-gravity propulsion. They also use superconductors to create the electromagnetic flux as well as anti-gravity propulsion. That is why the humming noise comes out which was heard by myself and many others. What I witnessed on 30th March 1993 was very real indeed and is still unexplained along with other flying triangle incidnets. But we have to consider the possibility that it may not just be Extra-Terrestrail UFOs, but craft developed by us from their technology...
Some laugh at this theory and just asume people who see these triangles are seeing illusions. But when have you heard and invetsigated people seeing exactly the same thing or 'illusion' (from a sceptics point of view) in places tens of thousands of miles apart, it cannot be and illusion or something just made up in the mind.

The propagation, navigation and feed back controls in these UFOs match the theoretical requirements in a typical advanced Extraterrestrial UFO, At the same token, could it made by different countries with whom the Extra-Terrestrail civilizations are collaborating?
Such possibilities are very strong...
Government departments such as the FBI, CIA, NSA and MoD and others in all the countries around the world involved in this type of technology are tight lipped. They just do not recognise anymore real life witness accounts, and fob us off saying that 'We no longer investigate the UFO phenomena' depsite the release of classified UFO files. However, the facts now point a finger towards a secret joint development in a collaborative manner with Extra-Terrestrails to develop these UFOs.
A lot of people will find what I have written here quite unusual and maybe unreal. But when you look at all the sigtings reports, images, eye witness accounts, and inside information from people who worked within military and black ops projects, things become a lot clearer.
No one yet has solid proof that Extra-Terrestrials are with us and among us flying about our skies. But the evidence is growing and as time goes on things will surely change...
Read more about my UFO invetsigation and research plus media contribution on my website www.ufoshropshire.co.uk
Follow Darren Perks on Twitter: www.twitter.com/DarrenPerksUFO     

Mac's UFO News Special Edition / April - August 2012

Ufo Newspaper Clipping - Daily Express 10.1.1969.

'Prometheus': questions will be answered

Better late than never...

The many questions that were spat at Prometheus by frustrated cinemagoers following the movie's release this summer will soon be answered... this according to the official trailer for the Prometheus Blu-ray (due out Oct. 9)...

A new beginning, a new ending, and extra scenes in-between... could this mean we're finally getting the movie we were originally hoping for?

Here's the rest of what to expect:

PROMETHEUS 4-Disc Collector's Edition Blu-ray Special Features
Disc 1
● Theatrical Cut
● Commentary by Director/Producer Ridley Scott
● Commentary by Writer Jon Spaihts and Writer/Executive Producer Damon Lindelof
● The Peter Weyland Files
● Deleted and Alternate Scenes that include an Alternate Opening / Ending
● Prometheus - Weyland Corp Archive Second Screen App
Disc 2
● The Furious Gods: Making Prometheus
● Enhancement Pods
● Weyland Corp Archive
● Pre-Vis
● Screen Tests
Disc 3
● 3D Theatrical Cut of Movie
Disc 4
● DVD / Digital Copy

PROMETHEUS 2-Disc Blu-ray Special Features
Disc 1
● Theatrical Cut
● Commentary by Director/Producer Ridley Scott
● Commentary by Writer Jon Spaihts and Writer/Executive Producer Damon Lindelof
● The Peter Weyland Files
● Deleted and Alternate Scenes that include an Alternate Opening / Ending
● Prometheus - Weyland Corp Archive Second Screen App
Disc 2
● DVD / Digital Copy