Friday, 8 February 2013

UFOs: The Secret Evidence - EBE Award Winner (Video)

Winner of 4 EBE Awards! Best Film, Best Historical Documentary, Best UFO Footage and The Peoples Choice Award - International UFO Congress Film Festival.

The "UFOs: The Secret Evidence" documentary presents what the world governments really know about UFOs. Includes 44 original UFO film clips from around the world, most of which have never been seen until this feature documentary was originally introduced to the general public and also includes film clips from the archives of both NASA and the U.S. Air Force. "UFOs: The Secret Evidence" features leading scientists and researchers such as Astrophysicist - Dr. Johannes Von Buttlar, Orientalist - Zecharia Sitchin, Nuclear Physicist - Robert Lazar, Researcher - Jorge Martin, and Military Officers: Lt. Col. Wendell C. Stevens, USAF, Retired, Commander Graham Bethune, Com/Sgt. Major Robert O. Dean, Danish Air Force Co. Major Hans C. Petersen, Soviet Air Force Test Pilot - Dr. Marina Popovich. This feature film also includes an investigation into the true alien abduction story of Amaury Rivera in Puerto Rico.

UFO News Links For Friday 8th February 2013

Richard Dolan Blogsite — Reason and Faith in Ufology

Eight Bird-Like Objects Spotted Flying in Synchronised Manner – IBTimes India

Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology: Argentina: A UFO Over Cosquín?

Pondering UFOs and Easter bunnies – Amherst Bulletin

UFOs - scientific research: Cataloguing the data

Alien from Sirius sentenced to 11 years in a colony – Pravda

Silver Screen Saucers: The CIA, the Movie Mogul, and 'The Day the Earth Stood Still'

Science Scene tackles aliens – UT The Daily Texan


Earth-like planets — and aliens? — may be closer than we thought – Los Angeles Times

Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology: Argentina: Strange Light Over Necochea

UFOs Over Cape Coral, Fla. Are Still Looking For An Explanation – Huffington Post

Crop Circles Are No Hoax, Concludes Historian After Studying Google Earth's New 1945 Overlay (PICTURES)

UFO Sightings on the Rise near the Eagle Ford Shale – KIII TV3

Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology: Necochea, Argentina: Is a 2013 UFO Flap Underway?

This Is How Aliens Will Read Our First Space Greeting Card – Gizmodo Australia

UFOs - scientific research: Will a newly found file help us explain Westall?

Scientists Unveiling Exoplanet Discovery Wednesday –

Cluster of Red Lights Over Bulgaria

U.S. strategist calls for Gary Mckinnon pardon – to help recruit hackers – Yahoo! News UK

Strange Lights Filmed Over Chile

35 ancient pyramids discovered in Sudan necropolis - CBS News

Dark Energy: The Energy of Nothing | Dr. Kaku's Universe | Big Think

4.5 Billion Earth Like Planets in Milky Way Galaxy Say Scientists (Video)


Major UFO Convention Returns to the Valley This Month

The International UFO Congress will be held February 26 - March 3, 2013 at the Fort McDowell Resort and Casino in Fountain Hills, AZ.

Tempe, AZ, February 08, 2013 --( The International UFO Congress, the largest annual UFO conference in the world, will be celebrating its 22nd year this February 2013 in the Phoenix area. The International UFO Congress is a leading organization for the research and documentation of UFOs, the search for extraterrestrial life, and related information.

The conference will be held at the Fort McDowell Resort and Casino February 26th – March 3rd. It begins on Tuesday the 26th with the EBE Film Festival, an all-day event which is free to the public and features various UFO and related films. Conference presentations begin the following day. Conference admission will be sold in packages for those many guests who make a week of the event, along with à la carte options available for those who just want to check it out for an afternoon. Arizona students will receive a 40% discount when they present a valid student ID at the door. The vendor room, film festival, and skywatch are free and open to the public.

The conference will feature more than 20 speakers and wide variety of exhibitors from around the globe, and covers a large variety of topics related to the UFO phenomenon including sightings, technology, government cover-ups, exopolitics, black projects, crop circles, alien visitation, space, and more.

Panel presentations on Ancient Aliens, Investigating UFOs, and Ufology in the 21st Century will feature authors, researchers and TV personalities and provide the audience a chance to interact with speakers and ask the pertinent questions.

“We strived to pull together a more diverse and interactive line-up this year,” conference co-organizer Maureen Elsberry says, “with both topics and speakers that the general public as well as seasoned UFO researchers can take away something new from. We’re not asking you to believe every speaker you hear, were asking you to keep an open mind.”

One of the most exciting events this year will be the free Night Vision skywatch on Friday March 1st led by Ben Hansen, the lead investigator from the popular SyFy show Fact or Faked. Night Optics USA, a Bushnell company, will be providing some of their latest military-grade technology for the watch.

“We’re going to have literally every genre of night vision equipment you can think of…we probably plan on coming with $30-50k worth of equipment,” said Hansen. “Hopefully we’ll catch something, the last time I did this I recorded something up in Utah that was pretty crazy and I still don’t know what it was.” Night Optics USA will also have a tent in the vendor room all week at the event where people will be able to test the gear in a fun and interactive display.

The event will also feature a cocktail party with local British Invasion band, The Rave, the EBE Film Festival Awards Banquet, and a performance by local musicians the Austen Mack Quartet.

For more information on the International UFO Congress, please visit or

About the International UFO Congress:
The International UFO Congress is an Arizona based organization dedicated to the dissemination of information related to many areas in ufology. It was established in 1991 and hosts an annual conference which is the largest of its kind in the world. It features presentations given by authors, researchers, experts, enthusiasts, and those who have witnessed paranormal or anomalous phenomena from all over the world. It also provides a forum to discuss the experiences and findings. This event usually has over 20 Speakers, a Film Festival, tons of vendors as well as experiencer sessions. Topics generally covered are abduction, UFO sightings, UFO crashes, crop circles, paranormal experiences, government conspiracy and much more.
Contact information:
International UFO Congress
Maureen Elsberry

Dan Aykroyd working on alien abduction movie?

Dan Aykroyd’s fascination with allthings paranormal is well-known.And his next movie just might be about the famous 1961 alleged alien abduction of Betty and Barney Hill.
Reporter Doug MacCash from the Times-Picayune recently interviewed Aykroyd at a New Orleans supermarket where the actor and comedian was signing bottles of his Crystal Head Vodka. When MacCash asked Aykroyd to describe his next film project, he “became suddenly opaque.” MacCash explains, “Instead of answering directly, he discussed his enthusiasm for a series of UFO sightings and milestone alien abduction case that took place in New England.”
From this response, MacCash speculated, “I’m just letting my imagination run wild here, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see a movie about the 1961 Betty and Barney Hill extraterrestrial encounter in the offing.”
Dan Aykroyd Unplugged on UFOs
Dan Aykroyd Unplugged on UFOs (Credit: Graviton Entertainment)
Aykroyd has spoken publicly about UFOs many times in the past. UFO researcher David Sereda produced a 2005 documentary titled Dan Aykroyd Unplugged on UFOs, in which Aykroyd participated in an interview focused almost entirely on his UFO research. In April 2010, Aykroyd appeared among a panel of scientists on Larry King Live to discuss UFOs. When King asked him his beliefs, Aykroyd responded, “They are here, science should accept that they are here and look how they have come from a billion years in the future or the next dimension or wherever they are coming from. They have abducted people.”
With his belief in extraterrestrial abductions, and his fascination with the Hill abduction, it won’t be surprising if official confirmation of Aykroyd’s involvement in a movie about Betty and Barney Hill comes in the near future.
In September 2011, Open Minds was able to briefly interview Aykroyd about UFOs:

Unknown Object Videotaped from Plane over Massachusetts

By UFO Casebook
UFO Image
Originally published on Feb 2, 2013 by JoinOurBandOfBelief
Massachusetts - 02-01-13
This video was shot on an airplane flight to Massachusetts.
(Editor's Note: This video was quite interesting to me because it has several objects in it. Of course, we can see part of the plane, a jet flying by, and then the unknown.
You can clearly see that the UFO is moving at a speed far beyond that of the jet. What do you think we are seeing here?)

Military link to Disney's secret science-fiction movie 'Tomorrowland'?

By Robbie Graham

Last month, Silver Screen Saucers took a peek inside Disney’s oh-so-mysterious ‘1952’ box, which supposedly holds clues to what we might expect from Brad Bird’s upcoming, oh-so-mysterious sci-fi project Tomorrowland (working title: 1952). We pointed out that a magazine buried inside the box is an August 1928 issue of Amazing Stories, the cover story for which – The Skylark of Space – deals with the discovery and implications of free energy; interstellar travel; and – contrary to denials by the film’s screenwriter Damon Lindelof – aliens.
Well, now we have a smidgen more info thanks to D23: the Official Disney Fan Club, which recently asked the Walt Disney Archives Director Becky Cline to help solve the other mysteries presented in Brad Bird’s photograph. Cline has numbered the items in the ‘1952’ photograph (above) and shared the following with D23 (note, in particular, the description of photo #4, which suggests a possible military link to this Disney project):

  1. "From the age, type, and conditions of the items I can see, I feel that the materials in the box were gathered together for a project from the past. Perhaps as research for a science-fiction-themed film, television, or park attraction, or even a futurism project like Walt’s vision of EPCOT."
  2. "It looks like someone reused an old banker’s box from another Disney production. We don’t use this style of boxes anymore at the studio. There is another sticker on the cover of the box, but the text on the picture is obscured."
  3. "Someone put tape over the original production label and hand wrote "1952″ in pen—the brevity of the title and the fact that it’s handwritten sounds to me like it’s probably a working title. Both the studio and WED often used working titles before they came up with a final title of the project. “The Concert Feature” was what they called Fantasia before they decided upon a final name for example."
  4. "On the top there are some old photos. The three that I can see are of Walt with visitors, probably taken here at the studio. The one on top is in our photo collection and I was able to identify the man with him as Major Woodlief of the U.S. Army Reserve General Fund. It was taken in September 1943. The Disney Studio worked closely with the United States government and military soon after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force elements were stationed at the Lot for the duration of the war. I can’t identify the people in the other photos, but we have the negatives for the photos in our collection. They were taken in 1950."
  5. "There is a large manila envelope sealed with a loose sticker. It appears to have material in it, but we can only guess its contents. From the size and shape of the envelope, I would guess it might contain maps, brochures, or some other kind of folded documents."
  6. "The magazine that appears along with this curious collection of documents and objects provides more clues. It is a copy of the science fiction magazine Amazing Stories from August 1928. I got a closer look at the cover by looking it up online. It shows a man in flight wearing some sort of jet pack, powered by a hand-controlled device of some sort. After doing a little more research, I discovered that the cover story of that particular issue is the serialized novel The Skylark of Space, written by Elmer Edward "Doc" Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby. Walt was always interested in futurism and flight especially in the 1950s and early ’60s; in fact, for Disneyland’s Tencennial Celebration in 1965, he actually had a man fly down Main Street, U.S.A. with a jet pack. The man also did flight demonstrations in Tomorrowland in the Flight Circle."
  7. "There are two slide boxes in the box, one features the Technicolor logo; the writing on the other white slide box is indecipherable."
  8. "There is a 45 rpm record that appears to be a master disc. It is probably from the ’40s or early ’50s (these type of records pre-date magnetic tape recording). It’s definitely not the kind of record that is pressed and sold to the public. Unfortunately, its handwritten label is too blurry to decipher."
  9. "There is a blue paperback book in the box. The title appears to be Moral Research. The spine has other writing that I can’t read—the author’s name could possibly be at the top, but I can’t make it out. There is another name that looks to me like "Roland"—probably the name of a fictive publisher."
  10. "There is a small white box on the right side that looks like the boxes we use to store individual reels of 8mm film. There is no print that I can see for further ID."
  11. "There is a U.S. mail letter on the right side. I can see two purple postage stamps, but the denomination is not clear enough to read."
  12. "Under the photos, record, magazine, and the letter is what looks to me like one of the old peg-and-screw albums we used to use here at the Studio for scrapbooks. It appears to have more photos and perhaps art in it (artboard anyway). Under that are the old string accordion files that we used to use for clippings, documents, loose art, etc. And there are a couple of manila mailing envelopes, too."

Whatever it’s about, Tomorrowland is scheduled for release December 19, 2014.

UFOs: Silencing The Insiders

There is probably not a single person within Ufology who isn’t familiar with the controversy of the Men in Black; those dark-suited characters who do their very best to silence members of the public to UFO activity. That at least some MIB appear to come from within government (although certainly not the majority – which are a very different and far weirder and ghoulish breed) begs two important questions: What happens when those on the inside of officialdom see UFOs? Do they get similarly silenced? Yes, they most certainly do. And here’s one perfect – but, until now, barely known – example.
In my first book, A Covert Agenda – which was published in 1997 - I made mention of a small (but nonetheless intriguing) body of evidence pertaining to the collation and investigation of UFO data on the part of the sprawling Government Communications Headquarters at Cheltenham, England – a body with the daunting and massive task of secretly collecting and analyzing intelligence data by all manner of sources: telephone-monitoring, email interception, spy-satellites, and more.

Moreover, GCHQ works hand in glove with the United States’ National Security Agency – an agency with a rich history of involvement in the UFO puzzle. Second, on more than one occasion reports have surfaced relating to the sighting of UFOs over the GCHQ complex itself. To illustrate this, on 29 March 1996, two security guards assigned to the facility viewed during the early hours of the morning a silent, brightly-lit object that over-flew their heads while they patrolled the base.
“We just looked at it,” said one, adding, “We weren’t frightened. We were just amazed.”
The other concurred: “I have never seen anything like it before in my life. It was travelling very fast. It definitely was not a plane.”


The response from Government Communications Headquarters when the media latched on to what had occurred was tight lipped: “No doubt they did see something but I couldn’t say what it was,” was the carefully worded response from a GCHQ spokesman. At the time that I wrote A Covert Agenda, little more of substance had surfaced with respect to the events in question; however, behind the scenes, major concern had been expressed on the part of senior staff within GCHQ, something which resulted in stern words delivered to the witnesses – as will now become readily apparent.
Robin Cole – a Cheltenham-based researcher who spent much of the mid to late 1990s digging into the GCHQ-UFO issue – has been able to shed further and much welcome light on the 29 March 1996 UFO encounter reported by two GCHQ security guards. And to mention the disturbing aftermath.
In an interview with me, Cole said: “Both of the guards were so convinced by what they’d seen that they went to The Citizen – this is the local newspaper that covers the Gloucester area – and reported it. Well, the papers went on to publish their names and the fact that they were security guards at GCHQ. Normally, people who work at the base just say that they’re civil servants, because they don’t want to be associated with GCHQ publicly.”
Cole says he “…didn’t make too big a deal out of it,” but “…did try and look into it all a bit deeper.”
It so happens, Cole explains, that a member of a local UFO group he was attached to ”… knew one of the security guards and another member used to work at GCHQ as a security guard and knew the other one. Well, they then subsequently invited the two of them around for tea and got on to talking about UFOs – as you do!”
Basically, adds Cole, when the article in The Citizen appeared the two guards made a statement to his – Cole’s – colleagues along the following lines:

MIR Space Station

“We were both hauled in before our superiors the following morning and we were told that what we had seen was the Mir Space Station, and that we were to drop it unless we wanted to face severe action. You know how it is at GCHQ; they’re all paranoid. But we know deep in our hearts that this was not a space station. It was far too low in orbit and it just came over and stopped. It was there for several minutes and was then joined by a second light. The one then seemed to drop down quite low, and as soon as it started dropping, the pair of them just shot off. And we know it wasn’t Mir.”
As this case – just one of many – demonstrates, it’s not only the general public that is encouraged to stay silent when UFO events occur. Even those in the employ of government face the wrath of officialdom when daring to speak out about their UFO experiences…