Monday, 18 March 2013

UFO TV: Plan C: Preparing for ET Disclosure - C. B. Jones, PhD (Video)

 
Plan C: A Global Program Preparing for Disclosure - is designed to accomplish three objectives: (1) Prepare the global public for disclosure, (2) Influence the strategy for disclosure by terrestrial Controllers to achieve the most positive outcome for everyone, and (3) Send a message to the Visiting Others that we are really concerned, trying hard to prepare for and to implement disclosure, and that we expect them to honor the complexity of the problems we are trying to handle.

This LIVE presentation was given at the X-Conference and features C. B. "Scott" Jones, PhD, founder and president of the Peace and Emergency Action Coalition for Earth. The principal function of P.E.A.C.E. is to oversee the development of the global Center for Sustainable Peace and Development system. Prior to this position he was Special Assistant to Senator Claiborne Pell from January 1985 until March 1991. Retiring as a Commander in the U.S. Navy, approximately half of his thirty-year naval career was spent in intelligence service overseas and in the United States. In post-navy careers he has taught at the university level and worked in the private sector research and development community involved in U.S. government sponsored projects for the Defense Nuclear Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, and other organizations.

Dr. Jones also co-founded the Center for Inter-species Communications. The Foundation conducted Projects Neptune Helper I and II, dolphin research with Atlantic Bottlenose and Spotted dolphins. In addition, Dr. Jones oversaw a major two-year program funded by Laurence Rockefeller that resulted in an international conference, When Cosmic Cultures Meet, in Washington, D.C. in May 1995. At the conference a wide spectrum of academic disciplines and interests assessed the implications, preparations and responses for the time when there is no ambiguity about the understanding that higher intelligences from cosmic cultures are meeting.

The X-Conference is produced by X-PPAC (Extraterrestrial Phenomena Political Action Committee) and The Paradigm Research Group, who's mission is to educate Congress, the Press and the Public about the Government imposed "Truth Embargo" and to bring about formal acknowledgment by the U. S. Government of an Extraterrestrial presence engaging the Human Race - Full Disclosure. UFOTV is pleased to present what will be all of the presentations that were given by all the invited speakers at each of the X-Conference events. Stay tuned as we continue to upload further video coverage.

We apologize for the commercials during this online presentation. As stated on our main channel page, the advertising revenue from this program helps to cover the heavy production costs of putting on the yearly X-Conference event.
 

UFO News Links For Monday 18th March 2013

 
UFOs - scientific research: Sleep paralysis and alien abductions - a new idea

What’s out there? – Steubenville Herald Star

Columnist groups UFO believers with demographic he calls "shockingly dumb" - The Gralien Report

Amazing UFO Stories AND Strange UFO Videos: Once Upon A Time, Decades Ago

UFOs - scientific research: Secret studies

Curiosity sends back stunning new panoramic image of Martian mountain TALLER than Everest – Daily Mail

Amazing UFO Stories AND Strange UFO Videos: 1997 - Close Nighttime Encounter With 3 Light Black Triangle

Life on Mars! Unless it’s E.T., Who Cares? – Space.com

UFOMystic » Dogfight with a UFO Over Fargo, ND

 Warnings from Flying Friends.

UFO Disclosure Countdown Clock: Florida Daytime Orb? Video

Kevin D. Randle on 'Alien Mysteries, Conspiracies and Cover-Ups'

The first remote reconnaissance of another solar system! | What’s All This, Then?

Encounters With Star People: Untold Stories Of American Indians

UFO over San Jose, California U.S.A. (Video)


By UFO Casebook

Originally published on Mar 13, 2013 by TiendaGrande Es
San Jose, California
(Editor's Note: This video shows something that appears to be quite unique. There could be an eartly explanation, but I felt that our readers might find it of interest.
The object is strange in shape, and at times, some type of lights show from the UFO. The video was extremely difficult to work with as it was very shaky and pixelated.
We did what we could to clean it up. The original video was unedited, and over 7 minutes in length. We have taken some of the best parts of the video to show you.

video
 
 
Mac:  The original unedited video..
 

Residents report UFO Sightings over florida (News video)


Published on 15 Mar 2013 By TheLifebeyondearth
 
"Lights in the sky before dawn attract attention.
Reports flooding in of strange crafts buzzing homes in Florida before dawn. Both the Air force and Navy say they weren't performing any drills at that time, although locals say they saw a group of helicopters flying around the craft at around 150 ft off the ground!!"
 

Two Glowing Circular Objects Spotted in sky above Hessdalen Norway [VIDEO]



Two unidentified flying Objects (UFO) were spotted glowing in the skies of Hessdalen, Norway on Wednesday.

A video uploaded by a YouTube user who goes by the name "Streetcap1" showed two glowing objects lying stationery in the sky.
The user has given a description about the UFO sighting and claimed that similar UFOs were spotted in the region between 1982 and 1984.
"This is rare...not one but two glowing UFOs. Most the time over this area there are only one seen at a time. This is exactly what the old light looked like 3 decades ago in the same location. These lights in the Hessdalen sky of Norway were caught on live web cam," said Streetcap1.
"The lights have been seen for several decades. Hessdalen is a small valley in the central part of Norway. From 1981 to 1984 residents of this city became alarmed at the frequent and unexplained lights that appeared around the valley. These lights were observed hundreds of times. At the peak of activity there were 20 reports a week of these strange glowing lights in the sky. SCW."

It was also stated that a 1984 report claimed of similar incident giving details of the locations of the sightings in the region along with the shape and colour of the UFOs.
The "UFO Sightings daily" has also uploaded the video on their site and given links to earlier reports consisting of images of the glowing objects in Hessdalen, Norway.
Check out the video below:
 

Would anyone care about the discovery of Martian life?



On March 12, 2013, NASA announced findings from the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity that suggest Mars was once habitable. NASA officials determined this by reviewing data from Curiosity’s Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument that analyzed samples of a Martian rock drilled by Curiosity. Explaining the results, SAM principal investigator Paul Mahaffy stated, “The range of chemical ingredients we have identified in the sample is impressive, and it suggests pairings such as sulfates and sulfides that indicate a possible chemical energy source for micro-organisms.”
 
Curiosity's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM). (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)
Curiosity’s Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM). (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

But as LiveScience.com recently asked, would anyone care if microorganisms were found on Mars?
Although discovering microorganisms on Mars, or anywhere else in the galaxy, would be a major discovery for scientists, its significance to the general public would likely be negligible. NASA astrobiologist Chris McKay told LiveScience, “People don’t get excited about microorganisms.”
It is possible that any life discovered on Mars and life on Earth originated from the same source. Discovering microorganisms on Mars would certainly be interesting. But according to McKay, it would not be “as profound as finding that there’s life on Mars and finding that it represents a second genesis.” LiveScience explains, “Life evolving twice in the same solar system would suggest that life is common throughout the universe,” and it would give biologists “an entirely new type of biology to study.”
Discovering a “second genesis” would profoundly affect religions around the world. Or would it?
 
Dr. Ted Peters (Credit: Graduate Theological Union)
Dr. Ted Peters (Credit: Graduate Theological Union)

A panel discussion on this topic took place on June 24, 2012 at the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute’s SETIcon II conference in Santa Clara, California. This panel, titled “Would Discovering ET Destroy Earth’s Religions?,” concluded that the resulting impact on religion from such an alien discovery is “probably not going to be as severe as we might initially think.”
In addition to this panel discussion on the topic of the extraterrestrial impact on religion, an “ETI Crisis Survey” was conducted in 2008 by Dr. Ted Peters, professor of systematic theology at both Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley California, to test the belief that, “upon confirmation of contact between Earth and an extraterrestrial civilization of intelligent beings, the long established religious traditions of Earth would confront a crisis of belief and perhaps even collapse.” As LiveScience explains, this survey polled more than 1,300 religious individuals and found that “believers were extremely confident that the discovery of intelligent aliens wouldn’t shake their faith.”

Looking For UFOs? Try These Techniques To Prepare For A Close Encounter

 
By Lee Speigel
 
So you think you can just waltz into an open field tonight and little green men are going to come to you, huh?
You're wrong. In fact, you need the right tools to capture UFOs -- whether alien in nature or not -- if you want anyone to actually believe your epic story. Luckily, HuffPost Weird News has compiled that list for you. Here's what you need on your UFO hunt tonight:
  • Warm clothing (depending on your location)
  • A good pair of binoculars
  • A good, reliable camera (duh!), capable of actually capturing night images
  • Fellow eyewitnesses and some snacks (in case it's a long stakeout)
  • Information from a database that can guide you to possible UFO hangouts
The database may be the best thing you could consult if you want any heads up on where UFOs are most often seen, thereby increasing your own chances of capturing that elusive million-dollar image.
According to the website IT World, there are several database sites used by UFO seekers to help triangulate possible hotbeds of activity of unidentified flying objects. It's not unusual to find locations where eyewitnesses claim to see UFOs several days or nights in a row.

If you're lucky, you may get a chance to capture a UFO on video, like some of these folks did:



 
Check out the following databases and start packing.

The National UFO Reporting Center
This database displays UFO reports according to event date, state, UFO shape and date posted. For an excellent look back in time, the site offers reports stemming from the 1950s and brings sightings right up to date. You can call a special hotline to report something if it occurred within the past week. And there's also an online UFO report form you can fill out. The site doesn't claim to validate the information in the reports, and that "Obvious hoaxes have been omitted."

*U* UFO Database
This is a very interesting database created over a 20-year period by UFO researcher Larry Hatch, who made it clear that his site is not a UFO reporting center. "The site is here to show the results of a long research effort, an attempt to find clues or patterns in sightings data," he writes. And he's very specific about presenting data on "flying saucers, disks and spheres... wingless fuselages, cloud cigars, cylinders, flying triangles, deltoids, diamonds and other odd shapes." He also wants people to know that he doesn't catalog "new-age, religious miracles, spiritual or cult events; Bigfoot, chupacabras, bogeymen or cryptozoology in general; no pyramids or faces on Mars, no crop circles or other forteana unless directly UFO-related." *U* UFO Database provides excellent regional and world UFO maps and statistics. Of particular interest is his section on Thematic UFO sightings.
According to AboveTopSecret.com, while Hatch dropped out of contact with the UFO community several years ago due to health problems, his site contains "18,552 carefully filtered UFO events, distilled from hundreds of books, major journals, catalogs, correspondence and other sources. [The] scope is worldwide, for all dates from antiquity to the present."

UFOdb.com
The UFO Sightings database specializes in pictures and videos, offering a variety of viewing and analysis tools to maximize your UFO footage viewing experience: "Speed control, Reverse play, Viewing filters, looping and more," as described on the site. There's also a UFO picture zoom magnifier and Google map that shows where the UFO sightings occurred. To help in your own search for possible places where UFOs might show up, the site includes "a synopsis, date, country, region, city, latitude and longitude" of previous locations of sighting reports.

Mutual UFO Network (MUFON)
In addition to a database of the most recent sighting reports and locations from the last couple of days, MUFON -- the 3,000-member worldwide UFO investigation organization -- is dedicated to studying UFO sightings and offers directions on how to correctly record or videotape a UFO encounter, something sorely lacking in the overall quality of many UFO images or videos posted on the Internet. The MUFON site also has an extensive UFO reporting form that you can fill out and post as a way of sharing your experiences with many people around the world.
You now have a variety of choices to help map out where you might want to go for a potential UFO encounter, and information on what to bring to record the experience. Good hunting.

Rethinking the Great Los Angeles Air Raid of 1942

 
By Micah Hanks
 
Few wartime incidents have been so compelling, and controversial, in the eyes of modern ufologists as that famous “battle” which took place in the skies above Los Angeles in the early morning of February 25, 1942. While conventional history maintains that the entire ordeal had been the result of “war nerves,” UFO researchers have scoffed at the assertion that an object allegedly seen in the skies above Los Angeles that evening had simply been meteorological balloons (see Wesley Craven and James Cate’s 1983 The Army Air Forces in World War II: Defense of the Western Hemisphere for more on the official analysis of the incident).
The story is well known by now: a strange object appears on radar, moving in slowly toward land from off the Pacific, and soon there are reports buzzing about sightings of Japanese planes over California. Artillery fire ensues, lasting until around 4:14 AM, causing damage to buildings, and even a handful of deaths throughout the panic-stricken city, with reports of disabled Japanese fighter planes crashing to the ground.
The story has remained sensational, largely due to the interest and assertions of UFO researchers; in the past, I too have questioned, on occasion, how a misidentified aircraft of any kind might sustain an onslaught lasting nearly an hour and a half, courtesy of 12.8 pound anti-aircraft shells. For all we know, maybe the root of the mystery really does have to do with an exotic aircraft… and to be fair, maybe weather balloons are still just as worthy of consideration. But over the years, there has been enough misinfo presented by both sides–favoring skepticism as well as belief–to almost forever color the waters around this strange and scary incident. So what happened on that February night over Los Angeles, and was California really visited by an unknown aircraft capable of sustaining long-term firing well into the morning hours?

The Attack on Los Angeles - Reno Evening Gazette, Feb. 26, 1942
 
Hoax?
Over the years, there have been a number of bad reports–some of them outright hoaxes–that have been passed along as “evidence” of something strange in the skies over Los Angeles in 1942. Back in 2010, I had taken particular interest in reports appearing at various sites online that alleged the object seen over LA that evening had resembled a giant butterfly. The specific source being cited for these claims had been The Reno Evening Gazette February 26, 1942 edition, thus resulting in a few Fortean scholars who began to draw parallels between the LA air raid of ’42 and later “Mothman” reports emanating from Point Pleasant, West Virginia, during the late 1960s. Like many others, I was intrigued by this, and so I decided to see if I could hunt down an old microfilm copy of this edition of the Gazette; sure enough, I located the paper thanks to a little help from an amateur historian friend of mine, with the famous headline emblazoned across the frontpage that read, “Los Angeles Confused Over Air Raid Alarm.” My search for a large Fortean fluttering beast had begun, but the biggest surprise came at the end, when it became clear that there was no mention of any “giant butterfly”:
Upon finishing the article, I was surprised to find no mention, whatsoever, of any “giant butterfly.” Thinking I must have somehow misread the article, I went back and looked over the entire piece again (beginning on the front page, and continued on page 7), but still to no avail. I followed that course of action by then looking through all 13 pages of the February 26th Reno Daily Gazette, hoping there might be a second piece with further witness testimony included as well. Although page 6 featured a photograph of a gentleman identified as “H.O. Landis” kneeling in his garage, studying damage sustained from falling shrapnel, still I found no mention of any “giant butterfly.” Could this report of a strange cryptid/ufological phenomenon associated with the phantom “attack” on Los Angeles in 1942 have been taken from a different news source, perhaps attributed wrongly to the Reno Evening Gazette? This seems very possible… similarly, there is the chance that it could have been an exaggeration all along; perhaps something based on rumor and hearsay, which eventually found its way onto the web and became widely circulated.
A few years out, I’ve gravitated more toward the latter approach, especially since I’ve found no further evidence that anything resembling a “giant butterfly” ever surfaced in relation to the Battle of Los Angeles incident. But this wasn’t the only evidence of hoaxing and hearsay that led to misperceptions of what had really been going on with regard to the famous incident. Writing for the Los Angeles Times, writer Larry Harnisch also managed to find a number of doctored images that made convenient use of photoshop in order to circulate more compelling looking newspaper headlines from the period, which were later featured in one of the early trailers for the film Battle: Los Angeles.


One of the doctored images
One of the doctored images
 

While one cannot deny the trickery that had taken place (yet again!) in this instance, I must admit to finding Harnisch’s assertion that, “if the publicity campaign wanted to establish UFO research as nothing but lies and fakery, it couldn’t have done a better job” to be woefully biased. Obviously, “lies and trickery” are often the underlying elements behind UFO reports, although it would be unfair to omit the fact that, more often, there are honest individuals who have simply misidentified a known aircraft, or who have otherwise misperceived some variety of aerial phenomenon, and thus report what they’ve seen as a UFO. I could go on for days about why this doesn’t necessarily have to mean that we’re dealing with alien spacecraft, but the cultural meme of “UFO=extraterrestrial” has already been firmly planted in our collective imaginations. I don’t think there’s any harm in speculating about the extraterrestrial nature of some UFO reports. However, in the minds of most debunkers (i.e. researchers with their own innate preconceptions about what UFOs are… or more importantly, aren’t), this has effectively brought the UFO soundly onto the landing strip, pried open its silvery entry portal, and revealed the tremendous heap of baloney they believe to exist within the heart of the UFO-ET believer cult. Sadly, the preponderance of phony “evidence” that exists on the web is routinely used as fuel for gunning down UFO reports in this way, albeit in a biased fashion, and with far more effectiveness than the artillery used against an alleged “unknown” over the early morning skies of Los Angeles in 1942.
 
From the awful movie - The Battle of Los Angeles
From the awful movie – The Battle of Los Angeles
 
So what actually happened that evening? With many years–and many more opinions–having passed since those days when ufological studies were barely even in their infancy, let alone being the cultural phenomenon we recognize today, there have been a plethora of ideas set forth. Returning again to the work of the aforementioned Craven and Cate, there may be some justification for the idea that weather balloons could have been in the vicinity on the night in question:
At the end of the war, the Japanese stated that they did not send planes over the area at the time of this alert, although submarine-launched aircraft were subsequently used over Seattle. A careful study of the evidence suggests that meteorological balloons—known to have been released over Los Angeles—may well have caused the initial alarm. This theory is supported by the fact that anti-aircraft artillery units were officially criticized for having wasted ammunition on targets which moved too slowly to have been airplanes. After the firing started, careful observation was difficult because of drifting smoke from shell bursts. The acting commander of the anti-aircraft artillery brigade in the area testified that he had first been convinced that he had seen fifteen planes in the air, but had quickly decided that he was seeing smoke. Competent correspondents like Ernie Pyle and Bill Henry witnessed the shooting and wrote that they were never able to make out an airplane. It is hard to see, in any event, what enemy purpose would have been served by an attack in which no bombs were dropped, unless perhaps, as Mr. Stimson suggested, the purpose had been reconnaissance.
And again, we must take into consideration the fact that no damage was incurred on the ground level that night, save only that which resulted from friendly fire; thus, we can pretty safely rule out Japanese fighter planes. Granted, the above explanation does not, by virtue of the evidences used to formulate the argument being expressed, incorporate even a cursory glance toward anything ufological with regard to the “unknowns” witnessed that night. However, with information that states meteorological balloons were indeed known to be in the air on the night in question, we can’t rule out this piece of evidence as perhaps the best explanation for the confusion that erupted over LA on the evening in question. If one troubling question were still to remain, it might be this: with the already heightened concern regarding a Japanese attack in the aftermath of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, who would have thought it was a good idea to release weather balloons in the first place? Although some balloons of this sort were being fitted with instrumentation for purposes of monitoring and prevention of oncoming attacks (as well as the lesser-reported Japanese “balloon bombs” of WWII), it is almost troubling how often (and convenient) the appearances of weather balloons seem to be in conjunction with popular UFO reports.


 
It can be troubling at times for the dedicated ufologist, especially when the act of combing all the available evidence seems to lead to the almost inevitable task of “murdering one’s darlings.” And yet, so many of the tried and true UFO reports that have seemed to stand the test of time, upon closer inspection, will likely begin to reveal tiny flaws… exposed threads that, if pulled, will begin to allow the outer garments to fall away, thus leaving a clear view of the exposed underpinnings where truth lies. Does this remove, in any way, the possibility that Earth is being visited by extraterrestrial beings? Not in my opinion… nor does it in any way take away from the obvious fact that UFOs are a valid and real phenomenon in our culture today. But to borrow again from Doyle’s axiom in quoting his most famous detective, “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” The serious ufologist, to wit, is neither believer, nor disbeliever; all that is required, instead, is a desire to know the truth, and to examine all the possible angles in uncovering whatever that reality is that lies beneath.