Tuesday, 20 August 2013

UFO Conference - Contact In The Desert (Video)

Published on 15 Aug 2013 By openmindstv

From August 9 through 11th the first annual "Contact in the Desert" conference took place at 400 acre "The Joshua Tree Retreat Center" in Joshua Tree California. Just 90 miles east of LA this conference was had a varying range of topics and was titled with "A weekend of exploration into ancient aliens, human origins, crop circles, UFO sightings and the need to know.

Ufo lights seen by many witnesses over Missouri (Video)

Published on 12 Aug 2013 by Dave Terstal
UFO above Missouri in May 2013 witnessed and filmed by news cameras and onlookers. 

UFO Chased by Jet Over California? (Video)


An amazing video on YouTube shows a military jet chasing a fast moving UFO in the skies over Southern California before the unidentified flying object makes an impossible turn and flies away at tremendously high speed. What is it?
At first, the witness was only trying to catch a glimpse of a jet barreling overhead at high speed, climbing straight into the sky. That's not a usual sight over populated areas of California. The jet can clearly be heard by its very loud engine thrusts.
It wasn't until after the unidentified witness reviewed the video that she noticed the UFO the jet seemed to be chasing, but to no avail.

The object climbs higher and then suddenly turns and zooms out of viewfinder range as the jet helplessly tails the object. There's no hope of catching it as the object flies in a manner never seen before. Obviously, the military jet is trying to chase this object down.

Mac: Uploaded to Youtube on 30 Jul 2013

The Flight 564 UFO Encounter - Radar Operator Audio Recording

Something appeared to be following the America West airliner B-757 on frightful night in May of 1995. At 39,000 feet above ground, First Officer John J. Waller, along with a flight attendant, noticed a strange light off in the distant darkness.
Glued to the window, they observed a row of bright white lights flash from left to right. Not knowing what they were looking at, they kept their noses pressed to the glass.
It was only after a thunderous flash illuminated the cloud behind the object, that they crew of the B-757 were able to make out the source of the strange lights. A cigar-shaped object following them at tremendous speeds 39,000 feet above the ground.
What you’re gonna hear next is the FAA Air Traffic Control conversation with the confused and alarmed pilots.

The B-757 continued its course, and the lights began to fall behind it. A group of dark thunderclouds formed, and enabled the UFO to be seen as a cigar-shaped object as its lights illuminated the back drop of the thunderclouds.
Waller and his co-pilot estimated the object’s length at 300-400 feet. The object was not visible on FAA radar, but one of the controllers contacted the North American Air Defense Command, and was told they NORAD was tracking an unidentified object. But, this object later turned out to be a small plane with a non-functioning transponder.
The next day, the controller made another check with NORAD, and he was told that they had indeed tracked another unknown target the night before that was at first stationary, but then accelerated and stopped again very rapidly. These quick darts were estimated at somewhere between 1,000 and 1,400 mph.
When reports of the incident began to be leaked, Webb began to investigate. In addition to interviewing the airliner’s crew, he also obtained the tapes of the conversation between FAA air traffic controllers and their contacts during the sighting. He was able to make drawings of the UFO.
He also filed Freedom of Information Act requests, and searched military installations to see if any activity that night could account for the sighting. There was nothing that could explain the sighting of America West Flight 564, and until another explanation can be found for the unusual object, we can assume that a UFO was seen that night. –source: UFO CaseBook
The May 25th encounter is considered one of Ufology’s most solid evidence of UFO activity. Trained airline pilots saw it. FAA and Air Traffic Controllers saw it. Even the NORAD defense system noticed that a strange object appeared on their radar, accelerating at speeds between 1,000 and 1,400 miles per hour. Incredible!

Open Minds TV: UFOs and Area 51 Declassification

Published on 17 Aug 2013 By openmindstv
Interviews with FOIA expert John Greenewald and Allan Palmer, Executive Director of the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, where they have an Area 51 exhibit and host UFO lectures.

The National Security Archive website released a document on August 15 titled The Central Intelligence Agency and Overhead Reconnaissance: The U-2 and OXCART Programs, 1954-1974 by agency historians Gregory Pedlow and Donald Welzenbach. A heavily edited version of this document was previously published in 1992 and 1998. This less redacted version was released in response to freedom of information act requests made in 2005 for a mandatory declassification. This release is notable for the significant amount of newly declassified material with respect to the U-2 and the official acknowledgement of Area 51.

UFO Planet 'Special' - CIA Area 51 Declassified with guest Victor Viggiani

Published on 18 Aug 2013 By Darin Crapo
Take a journey into the unknown with Darin Crapo and he interviews Victor Viggiani, News Director of ZlandCommunication international news service, about the recent announcement in the United States that Groom Lake / Area 51 exists. The USA government has officially declassified Area 51.

New Stephenville, Texas, UFO Radar Data Video

By UFO Casebook
By Harold Daniel to UFO Information and Resources
Stephenville Texas UFO
It's been over a year since Billy Cox at the De Void blog posted an article about a new tool that can be used to animate radar data. That program was used to show what the skies looked like around Stephenville, Texas, on January 8, 2008.
Applying a program that duplicates conversions used by air accident investigators, Rob Jeffs has bundled the 2.8 million radar returns MUFON acquired from five FAA and National Weather Service sites, and recreated moving images of the air traffic over central Texas from 4-8 p.m. on Jan. 8, 2008.
I always wanted to see it taken a step further - to show more information about what I was looking at with the radar. So, I used Rob Jeffs' RadarPlot application to create radar video of that evening.
Then, I superimposed a map under the radar animation and provided annotations to show witness locations and the unknown tracks on radar.
The radar analysis and information shown is from "Stephenville Lights: A Comprehensive Radar and Witness Report Study" by Glen Schulze and Robert Powell.
Please refer to the report for details of the witness reports and analysis.

See original report The Stephenville UFOs.

Topic UFO: John J. Ventre - MUFON State Director for Pennsylvania

Published on 19 Aug 2013 By Topic UFO
John J. Ventre (Pennsylvania State Director for the Mutual UFO Network) discusses his many television appearances on such shows as UFO Hunters on the Discovery Channel and UFOs Over Earth on the History Channel... as well as a classic episode of the Anderson Cooper Show.

UFO TV: The Reptilian Agenda / Illuminati Secrets - The New Atlantis

The Reptilian Agenda
Now presenting the film that changed the UFO/ET story for ever. This legendary 6.5 hour movie describes in detail the evidence that a Reptilian ET race is engaging the planet earth and have shaped human history for thousands of years.

Illuminati Secrets - The New Atlantis

WINNER for Best Documentary from the New York Film Festival, The Los Angeles Film Festival and The Tele Awards. Discover Ancient Secrets of the Illuminati that affect our lives today in this Award Winning Feature Film which is the first film in the "The Illuminati Trilogy Series." This is by far the best Feature Film ever Produced on the History and Secrets of the Illuminati, and Masonic Civilization.

Bob Lazar not impressed with Area 51 declassification

Bob Lazar’s claims that he worked on back-engineered extraterrestrial spacecraft near Area 51 catapulted the secretive base into the legendary status it now holds. Lazar first made these claims in an interview with KLAS investigative reporter George Knapp in 1989, and now nearly 25 years later, the CIA has declassified the existence of what has become arguable the most famous U.S. Air Force base of all. In an interview with NBC News about the declassification of the existence of Area 51, Lazar told staff writer Tracy Connor, “Tell us something we don’t know.” Lazar says, “Everybody has known that for 25 years or so.” He says the actual back-engineering of alien technology went on at a secret location just south of Area 51 called S4. He says he would be driven there from Area 51 on a bus. Regarding the recent declassification Lazar says, “That’s a minuscule baby step forward.” Lazar continued, “Maybe a decade from now they’ll acknowledge there’s an S4.”

Lazar claims his work at Area 51/S4 ended when he told some friends where they could watch test flights of the advanced extraterrestrial technology he was working on. They would go there at the designated times, often at 3 am, and film strange lights. One night the military was waiting for them and confiscated their filming equipment. Lazar was then questioned and booted from working at the facility. No records of his employment or education exits, because he claims the government erased them.
Critics of Lazar’s claims argue that educational records, such as his alleged degrees at MIT and California’s Institute of Technology, could not be erased and somebody, at least a past professor, would remember him. However, no evidence, not even someone vouching to have gone to class or to have taught Lazar at these universities has come forth.

Adding to the mystery is the fact that Lazar currently runs a scientific equipment and supply store called United Nuclear. In a recent email to Open Minds, a United Nuclear employee said Lazar’s “companies are involved in several Military contracts and he is a science and technology consultant to Raytheon weapon systems.”
The email also says Lazar stays away from the UFO community in order to avoid “rocking the boat.” The NBC News story confirms that Lazar “wants nothing to do with UFO enthusiasts.”
So even with the declassification of Area 51, the questions remain. Was Lazar telling the truth, and if so will we ever know? Hopefully future declassifications will shed light on more of these dark black projects.

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Unknown objects over Basilica Minneapolis

Published on 10 Aug 2013 By RealUFOs2009

Source MUFON
Eyewitness: I was walking to downtown, from my place in uptown, via Loring Park. I spotted two objects hovering in the NE sky. At first I didnt pay much attention to them as I thought it was just helicopters perhaps. But then, one looked like it was sort of checking out the Basillica. Im not sure how far away they were, so it may have just been a quirk of viewpoint and unrelated to the Basillica.

That struck me as interesting so I decided to record them with my Galaxy Note 2 phone. I also tried to get enough reference points in some of the shots to triangulate size if someone is interested in doing so. Im not sure what the objects were. Im inclined to think they were manmade. They werent helicopters though, at least not normal sized ones.. nor did they have the correct lights for that sort of vehicle. (Perhaps Im mistaken?)

The objects themselves were dual colors. They looked like two square lights of some sort attached to one another, which you cant tell from the video due to the low quality. If I remember correctly the colors were a solid blue and green, but dont quote me on that... I cant recall for sure. In the video each object appears a different color versus each being a dual color.

Before I started to record, the second object had been hovering back and forth. Its the object you see hover up from the lower left in the video.

My feelings and reactions: Curiosity more than anything. Like I said, I think it was probably something of terrestrial origin and someone either testing out some kind of say.. drone, or something, or putting on a show of some sort with rc craft. They kind of reminded me of those small automated drones from some of the universities you see videos of doing synchronized flying. That or perhaps small RC craft (but silent). At first I thought there might be some sort of propeller sound, but it was just downtown noise.. As I made my way downtown no one else seemed to have noticed anything. (it was busy downtown)

How did I lose sight of the objects? See the video. They did their thing and then flew off. The second one looked like it had been landing or taking off before I started recording. Its hard to tell for sure though without a better idea of distance though.

Ufo In Vicinity Of Popocatépetl Volcano

Published on 18 Aug 2013 By José Luis Rueda - CIRCAC
Un espectacular avistamiento de un objeto esférico grande por la distancia a la que fue filmado y que se encontraba cerca de los volcanes de Puebla. Se podría decir que se encontraba cerca del volcán Popocatépetl ya que en la filmación se alcanza a ver el cráter del volcán iluminado por el sistema de visión nocturna que se aplicó después de filmar el objeto en el sistema normal cerca del volcán y que después se desvanece hasta en tres ocasiones, es una esfera grande si consideramos la distancia en la que nos localizamos al momento de la filmación, es una esfera grandes y que estaba debajo de las nubes apareciendo y desapareciendo, teníamos una vista espectacular del objeto y del volcán Popocatépetl, es una excelente filmación de un objeto cerca y que se desvanece al momento de la filmación durante tres ocasiones.

Bing Translation:
A spectacular sighting of a large spherical object by the distance was filmed to that and that was near the volcanoes, Puebla. You could say that it was near the Popocatepetl volcano since filming is reach to see the crater of the volcano illuminated by the night vision viewing system that applied after filming the object in the normal system near the volcano and then fades up on three occasions, is a large sphere considering the distance that we locate at the time of filmingIt is a large sphere and that it was under clouds appearing and disappearing, we had a spectacular view of the object and of the Popocatepetl volcano, is excellent footage of an object closely and which vanishes at the time of filming during three occasions.

Anti-gravity documentary seeks crowdfunding (Video)

A new documentary is in the works exploring claims that the government is hiding anti-gravity vehicles that have been developed, tested, and flown for decades. In order to get the documentary completed, the producers have turned to crowdsourcing to get the resources needed to complete the project.

James Allen, the film’s producer, says that he originally took on this project as a thesis for his Masters in Fine Arts degree. However, he began to feel that the subject was of immense importance, and warranted a full length documentary.
Allen says, “If this story is true, and at this point I am fairly convinced that it is, it could be a window into one of the most important technological developments in history.”
The development Allen refers to is the “potential of a man-made anti-gravity vehicle.” Allen says this includes a “Faster-than-light propulsion system that agrees with Einstein’s theories, and the fact that we are surrounded by unlimited, untapped free energy everywhere.”
The movie is titled Zero-Point: the Story of Mark McCandlish and the Flux Liner. McCandlish and his research is the main source for the information in the documentary. McCandlish, an aerospace illustrator, began research anti-gravity in 1988 when a friend described to him a secret advanced anti-gravity vehicle he had seen at Norton Air Force Base.
The story goes, McCandlish and a friend were planning on attending an air show at Norton Air Force Base, but McCandlish ended up having to cancel due to a last minute illustration needed by Popular Mechanics. However, his friend went, and through a well connected acquaintance, was able to gain entrance to a secured area of the base with a special display for politicians and military personnel with high level security clearances.
McCandlish’s friend told him that in this display were three flying saucers floating above the ground. They made no sound. One of them had the side panels removed so that people could view the inner workings. There was also a monitor showing a video of the craft being test-flown. They made “hopping” maneuvers, and then could shoot straight up at incredible speeds. All while making no sound.
The craft were referred to as Alien Reproduction Vehicles (ARVs), and also had the nickname, the “Flux Liner.” McCandlish says he believes these craft are part of a secret program that has been around for decades.

Alien Reproduction Cutaway
Alien Reproduction Cutaway (Credit: Mark McCandlish)
Using his friend’s description, McCandlish sketched the vehicle. He has since done research on how he believes the technology works. He says they use zero-point energy, a concept originally theorized by Albert Einstein.
McCandlish’s work has intrigued a lot of people over the years. Allen says, “This film is an unprecedented look into a topic very few people know of, yet could represent one of the most important advancements in human history.”
If you are one of the many people interested in anti-gravity and McCandlish’s account, you can help the movie get finished by click on the Kickstarter link and contributing one dollar, or thousands, whichever fits your level of interest.

Area 51 “Revealed”, And Aliens Aren’t the Point

By Micah Hanks

Let’s not bother with any creative measures to “set the stage” here, or waste time with little exercises in editorial story-telling. Instead, we’re going to cut right to the latest in an endless series of sensational, conspiratorial headlines we’ve been seeing in the news lately: “CIA Admits ‘Area 51′ Exists, But Says No UFOs.”
Well here’s something else that you may find sensational: that headline is wrong. The latest information about Area 51 (which was actually released back in July), and its involvement with secret technologies that have been developed and tested for the last several decades, actually has a lot to do with UFOs… it just has very little to do with extraterrestrials.
Hence, I’m now going to highlight a number of elements regarding this story that have been continually overlooked. Not only will we tackle how the media has managed to get more than just a few aspects of this story wrong, I’m also going to divulge what UFO researchers can learn from carefully studying the minutia of revelations like this one, involving the CIA’s “acknowledgement” of a well-known and highly controversial desert facility in Nevada.


As we’ll soon see, Area 51 may in fact have everything to do with UFOs.
“Instead of encounters with flying saucers, the documents released by the Central Intelligence Agency on Thursday recount a less sensational history of Area 51,” a recent Discovery News article stated, “as a testing range for the government’s U-2 spy plane during the Cold War.” Sure, many researchers in the UFO field over the last several decades have wanted to believe that there might be connections with Area 51, secret government technologies, and programs that might employ “recovered” alien technology that has been obtained from alleged crashes and reverse-engineered. Many more of us aren’t particularly surprised that official documents relating to Area 51 would have more to do with government programs, most of which have been public knowledge, to some extent, for decades already.
Sure, maybe nothing should be ruled out completely (Editor’s Note: let’s wait and see which of these little narcissistic, sycophantic blogger-types will take my last statement completely out of context, and go around posting everywhere online that, “Micah Hanks seems to believe the government is hiding alien bodies,” without reading what I’m about to write in the next sentence). However, I remain resolute that I’ve never found what I believe to be convincing evidence that reverse-engineered alien vessels are what have been employed in the past at sites like the Groom Lake Facility (Area 51) in Nevada, or that any occupants of those presumed craft have ever been acknowledged, or officially referenced, as having been extraterrestrial beings.

water-ufoI hope I’m being clear about all of this, because there is a far more important truth underlying the CIA acknowledgement of Area 51, as well as what the recently released files tell us about the location and its activities. Furthermore, many (well, virtually everyone) in the media have continually overlooked this element, based on their fundamental misunderstanding of what a UFO is. Indeed, while “UFO” in pop journalism today is used to imply the existence of an extraterrestrial spaceship, the term really only means unidentified flying object (apologies for those of you who hear me say things like this on a weekly basis, as I know it must seem redundant. However, just know that I’m not directing my present rant at you specifically). In fact, with these latest revelations, we indeed may have found some of the most useful UFO-related material we’ve seen in years, and information which most logical, grounded people would probably be willing to acknowledge… it is information that could also be particularly interesting in relation to extreme skeptics like Phillip Klass who, over the years, have made attacks that include allegations of dishonesty against UFO witnesses. So without further ado, here’s the bottom line: when we review the history of government programs that involve secret aircraft, what we learn is that there have been aerial vehicles employed over the years that were both highly advanced for their day, and which were also kept secret from the public. Insert one or two unassuming witnesses to observe this otherwise seemingly-inexplicable phenomenon, and you now have a formula for a UFO encounter. I don’t think it requires a logical leap to consider whether this could have happened, time and time again, over the last several decades of well-documented UFO encounters. So yes, I’m saying “it’s not aliens” (though admitting this literally makes my hair stand on end… ), and furthermore, I think it’s pretty clear that whether “it’s aliens” or not misses the point. It doesn’t have to be alien for it to be a UFO. Hence, this shows us that there might indeed be occasions where a UFO witness, say, thirty or forty years ago, could have been telling the truth about something they saw, which they simply could not account for with their knowledge of existing aircraft. While believing that such an object might be advanced enough to be not of this Earth, the witnesses in this case would only have been incorrect in their interpretation of that craft. Though wrong, in part, about what they saw, they were nonetheless being truthful in their primary claims about seeing an unidentified flying object.
This was all brought up during a correspondence I recently shared with my friend, Tyler Kokjohn, Ph.D., who graciously allowed me to quote him (as he attempted to give me more credit than deserved for something which I feel he deserves equal kudos). As Kokjohn correctly notes below, some of my own predictions about the future of UFO research, as discussed in my book The UFO Singularity, entail the eventual disclosure of terrestrial technologies that, by being kept from the public for various reasons, have continued to add fuel to the growing mythos surrounding UFOs:
Along with the acknowledgment of Area 51, several news accounts also included the idea that some UFO reports filed by pilots were due to U2 aircraft overflight at extreme altitude. That hypothesis offers one possible explanation for some mysterious sightings of objects operating far beyond the capabilities of commonly known (then) current aircraft technology. It also happens to be a facet of your book thesis (as I interpret it) that at least part of the UFO explanation will be found within humans and human technology.
Kokjohn continues:
But if it does hold up, this possible explanation conveys other interesting things. First, people observed and reported ephemeral visual evidence of physical objects that were really there. We can now account for why and how these particular sightings were so mysterious. Second, in addition to reminding us that witness reports can be valid and useful accounts, it suggests there is value to collecting and maintaining them in searchable, relational databases. In other words, a systematic, evidence-based approach will yield dividends if combined with patience.
Kokjohn makes a number of excellent points here, and I have little doubt that some of the early reports of what the newspapers called “saucers” years ago (many of which left exhaust trails, as I note in my upcoming book The Ghost Rockets) were actually tests of similar craft, dating all the way back to the 1950s or earlier. Somewhat similar to the way newspapers have, for some time, referred to every mangy coyote carcass they came across as a “chupacabra,”every unusual aircraft seen shortly after WWII became a “flying saucer”. In reality, a number of these were likely nothing saucer-shaped at all, and employed innovative jet propulsion technologies, rather than extraterrestrial manipulation of gravitic fields.
And yet, one of the more combative approaches to modern UFO research that has emerged over the years has been to say that people are just “liars.” While speaking with a former associate of the late Phillip Klass just a few months ago, I was met with equal skepticism in relation to the concept that some UFOs could represent technologies that are kept from the public for national security reasons (keep in mind also that another skeptical blogger recently referred to such analysis, as presented in The UFO Singularity, as a “make believe idea”). “This many years afterward,” the gentleman told me, referencing some of the more classic UFO encounters of the 1950s and 60s, “the information about those programs, if they existed, would have been released if government had that information.” Thus, in his estimation, all the people who claimed they had seen exotic looking craft in such instances “were lying” (these were his actually words… I’m not misquoting him, or putting words in anyone’s mouth here).
Looking to the media yet again, I note the following headline: “5 decades later, some JFK probe files still sealed.” Now obviously, this has nothing to do with UFOs, but it has everything to do with my point about the common, skeptical assertion that “all of that information would have been released by now.” To the contrary, there are a variety of instances where information is withheld from the public, when the reason for secrecy is considered sensitive, closely related to national security issues, or even if it’s just plain politically damaging. To assume that government craft haven’t been mistaken for more exotic UFO craft in the past, based on the simple presumption that government will inevitably engage in transparency, is perhaps the very height of naivety.

Now folks, I often call myself skeptical… it is an approach I maintain in all walks of life. However, I still find that many of the other researchers who employ this term in reference to their work allow themselves to become ideologically extreme in their skepticism just as well. Hence, for some folks, their brand of “skeptical” research will also tend to support one’s own preconceptions, rather than employing an unbiased approach to the study of any observable phenomenon. In some cases, this may also be with the inclusion of such logical leaps-of-faith as, “the government would never lie to us, or withhold information from the public.”
I don’t think one has to be a conspiracy theorist to see, based on the headlines we read each day in the news, that our present way of American Government fundamentally lacks transparency… and is coming damned close to usurping people’s rights to privacy, information, and damned near anything else you can imagine. Sorry, but that’s just the reality of the situation here… so would it be such a “leap” to consider that many UFO reports that have surfaced over the years actually do deal with aircraft designed someplace here on terra firma… but due to this lack of transparency that exists for various reasons, people were seeing aircraft which they simply did not know existed?
I will conclude by saying this: if we are to learn anything from the recent discussion about Area 51 and CIA “disclosure,” it’s not that this new information about the facility should be seen as tool for use in debunking UFOs. Quite the contrary, Area 51 may hold the keys to better understanding a number of UFO reports, and a variety of other complex areas within UFO studies. What Area 51 doesn’t have is anything to do with alien technologies… or at very least, what the mainstream media thinks a “UFO” is supposed to be.