Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Flying Triangles: Not “Secret Aircraft”

By Nick Redfern
I recently had an interesting debate with a fellow researcher of the UFO phenomenon, on the topic of that one particular type of UFO that has become known as the “Flying Triangle.” When the conversation got going, it didn’t take long before I was assured that (in words broadly like the following): “They’re just military aircraft, and still classified. But one day they will be unveiled for us all to see – just like what happened with the Stealth fighter and the Stealth bomber.”
Frankly, I get tired of people assuming – often without doing any deep research – that the FTs are domestic in origin. The reason why they reach that conclusion is actually very simple. There seems to be an assumption on the part of many in Ufology that the Triangles are phenomena that have only been seen since the 1980s onwards. Or, at the very earliest, the late 70s. Now, if that was the case, then yes, of course, an argument could be made that these craft are (a) ours; (b) still-classified; and (c) far in advance of the aforementioned Stealth aircraft.
Unfortunately for those who prefer to see the Flying Triangles as vehicles of the military and nothing else, there is a major problem: reports of craft identical to those seen today date back more than sixty years. The issue here is that the “Flying Triangles are ours and ours alone” meme is one that has been fully embraced by lazy souls who simply will not look at the bigger, historical picture. If they did, their views might change – and change significantly, too.
Plus, the fact that reports have been filed for so long begs an important question: if we were building and flying the FTs 60 years ago, and still are, why not simply say so? Both the Lockheed U-2 and the SR-71 Blackbird (particularly during development stage) were subject to deep secrecy. But, the day finally came when they were officially and publicly acknowledged. Same for the Stealth aircraft. So, given that FT reports significantly pre-date all of these aircraft, if the Triangles were and are ours, what’s the problem in admitting it?

Like it or like it not, every aspect of Jeffrey Brown’s FT encounter fits perfectly with what people have reported since the 1980s: the size, the humming, the rounded corners, the illumination. Given that I interviewed Brown in 1996, the skeptics might say something like: “How do you know that Brown didn’t make it all up in the 1990s?” Well, there is a very good answer to that tiresome and predictable question.
After Brown’s encounter was over, he reported the details to the British Ministry of Defense. Several pages of documentation were created as a result of the encounter, and the whole thing was left as unexplained. In 1996, however, and under the terms of the British Government’s “Thirty Year Ruling,” Brown’s report was declassified and made available for inspection at the National Archives, Surrey, England.
It was while going through a 300-page file of reports at the Archives – all from 1965 – that I found the MoD’s papers on Brown’s encounter. So, here’s the most important part of all: the affair is not reliant on the account related to me by Brown in 1996. Rather, we can prove that he reported his encounter to British authorities, no less than 48 years ago. On top of that, the Ministry of Defense records in question specifically detail and describe all of the key issues that Brown cited in my interview with him, in terms of the physical descriptions of the FTs.
There’s no doubt in my mind that the Flying Triangles are 100 percent real. But, the simplistic stance of “they’re just secret aircraft” utterly falls apart when we start to dig deep…

So, you may well ask, where is the evidence that the FTs have been around for more than half a century, and not just since the 1980s? Well, it’s all around us, that’s where! Digging and searching soon identifies it. And there’s mountains of that same evidence, too.
Let’s head back to April 1949. On the 22nd of that month, a UFO was seen at Vicksburg, Mississippi that was flying at a significant speed and that was distinctly triangular in shape. Indeed, in the official U.S. Air Force file on the affair – which is housed at the National Archives in Maryland – the object is actually described in the official report (by Special Agent Bernard A. Price) as a “flying triangle”!
In September 1952, what was described as a fast-moving, large, ”blue-green triangle” was seen by military personnel engaged in a NATO exercise called “Mainbrace.” On top of that, the entire exercise was dominated by UFO activity. Eight years later to the very month - September 1960 – the sighting of what was termed “a triangular formation of lights with a red light in the center” was reported to the British Ministry of Defense, whose files on the matter are now in the public domain. The description will be instantly familiar to those acquainted with the FT puzzle.
But the one case that – for me, anyway – really stands out is that of a man named Jeffrey Brown. Late one night in March 1965, Brown was driving home across the dark and desolate moors of Yorkshire, England, when he encountered something incredible. It was not just one Flying Triangle, but an entire squadron of them. And here’s the most important thing: the FTs were described as being large in size (at least 100-feet from tip to tip) and illuminated from below. They emitted a deep humming noise, and had rounded – rather than strictly angular – corners.

Glowing Sphere Over the USS J.F.K. - Mr. James Kopf

Published on 26 Aug 2013 By Sirius Disclosure

Mr. Kopf joined the Navy in 1969 and worked in communications part of the time on the USS JFK which was carrying nuclear weapons. In his testimony he tells how in the summer of 1979 all electronics and communications onboard the USS JFK stopped functioning when a huge glowing orange-yellow UFO hovered above. He personally saw this pulsating UFO, as did a number of others. When the ship finally returned to Norfolk, VA, men in suits arrived to interview various crewmembers.

Non Terrestrial Microbes? Nasa's Asteroid Redirect Mission Concept Animation

Published on 22 Aug 2013 By NASAgovVideo
Concept animation featuring notional crew operations during NASA's proposed Asteroid Redirect Mission.

Theoretical Element 115 Exists, Study Confirms

The Periodic Table of the Elements, by electronic structure Alison Haigh

Researchers confirm the existence of this synthetic element in a new accelerator study. Will it be enough to give ununpentium official recognition and a new name?

At the bottom right corner of the periodic table of elements, there are a handful of boxes that illustrators often color gray. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry leaves out those boxes altogether, so that their periodic table looks a bit gap-toothed. The boxes are for elements that the IUPAC hasn't yet confirmed actually exist.
Now, a new set of experiments backs up the discovery of one of those elements. An international team of physicists has synthesized an element with 115 protons in the GSI accelerator in Germany. This isn't the first time a research group has synthesized the element, which has the temporary name of ununpentium (Latin for one-one-five, plus "-ium.") A team of Russian and U.S. scientists first made ununpentium in the early 2000s and published a paper about it in 2006. However, at the time, the IUPAC didn't consider that enough evidence to officially recognize—or name—ununpentium. The new GSI studies are another step toward official recognition.

Ununpentium in a Periodic Table of Elements
Ununpentium in a Periodic Table of Elements: Detail of the periodic table by DePiep on Wikimedia Commons

Why do we say that people "synthesized" or "made" ununpentium, instead of saying people "found" it? Well, like other super-heavy elements, ununpentium can only exist when people perform experiments to create it. It's an entirely synthetic element (ununpentium : elements :: polyester : fabrics?). You can't just cook it up in any lab, either. The creation of elements heavier than uranium, which is the heaviest element to occur naturally on Earth and contains 92 protons, requires fusion reactions, nuclear reactions, or other highly specialized chemistry. Before ununpentium, the GSI accelerator had created six synthetic elements with more protons than uranium.
To make ununpentium, the team of physicists working at GSI bombarded a thin film of americium—another synthetic element, with 95 protons—with calcium ions, which have 20 protons each. The bombardment fuses the nuclei of the americium atoms with the nuclei of the calcium atoms to make a new, single, 115-proton nucleus. (See the very educational GIF on GSI's "new elements" webpage.) Like all super-heavy, synthetic elements, ununpentium decays quickly. Atoms of ununpentium that researchers made for the 2006 announcement lasted just 30 to 80 milliseconds.
According to Lund University in Sweden, IUPAC members will now review the new confirmation of the 2006 work and decide whether it's enough to merit official recognition for ununpentium. Lund researchers led the recent ununpentium experiments done at GSI. Meanwhile, the Lund team has published its findings in the journal Physical Review Letters.
Besides confirming cool theories in chemistry, work on synthetic elements helps researchers learn more about the process of fission in general, according to the U.S.' Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. You're unlikely to see ununpentium in even the most advanced gizmos of the future, however. So far, scientists have found practical applications only for synthetic elements with 100 or so protons or fewer.

Mac: A long time ago on a video not so far away:

UFOS BOB LAZAR element 115

The Vincent Eastwood show with guest Richard Dolan

Published on 16 Aug 2013 By Vincent Eastwood
UFO's, Are We Entering The Age Of Disclosure? Richard Dolan,

Vinny's NUTShell: Richard Dolan
One of the most well-known names in modern ufology, being perhaps the world's leading researcher and historian of the UFO subject. He is the author of two information-packed volumes of UFO history - UFOs and the National Security State (volumes one and two), as well as an analysis of the future in a book called A.D. After Disclosure: When the Government Finally Reveals the Truth About Alien Contact. He is a regular guest on Coast-to-Coast AM radio, and he's appeared on many television specials for The History Channel, SyFy, BBC, and elsewhere. Since 2012, Richard has hosted his own internet radio show "The Richard Dolan Show," which airs on KGRA Radio Saturday evenings, from 8-11 pm EST.

New crop circle: Etchilhampton Hill nr Devizes, Wiltshire U.K.

Published on 20 Aug 2013 By Mark Becher
Crop circle filmed Tuesday 20th August 2013 by Mark Becher, Sound tracks provided by Glen Orpheus, FPV Hexacopter.

Spacing Out! Ep. 57 - The CIA Declassifies Area 51

Published on 23 Aug 2013 By openmindstv
We discuss the recently re-released CIA documents that mention Area 51 by name. We also discuss alleged UFOs over a swimming pool in Florida. That and other space and UFO news on this episode of Spacing Out!

UFO filmed by passenger on a commercial airliner over pacific ocean

Published on 20 Aug 2013 By looknowtv
A UFO sighting was filmed on a Commercial Airliner by a passenger headed to a vacation destination. The Ufo sighting took place over the Pacific Ocean in August, 2013. If you look closely, you'll see a small object flying toward the plane at a hight rate of speed. The object resembles a cigar shaped Ufo. When it passes under the plane wing for a brief moment, you can see the shape of the object. The Ufo appears to be far away from the wing, so it is hard to judge the size and distance of the Ufo. According to the person who filmed this sighting, the Ufo was filmed on a cheap older model video recorder, this is why the quality of the video is very poor.

Roswell witness Jesse Marcel Jr. passes aged 76 (Video)

Jesse Marcel Jr. was the son of the U.S. Air Force intelligence officer who first examined the crash debris found by Mac Brazel near Roswell, New Mexico in early July of 1947. His father had told him about the event and had shown him and his mother some of the debris that was recovered. Marcel passed away in his home on Saturday, August 24, due to a suspected heart attack.
Marcel’s daughter, Denice, posted this message on her father’s Facebook account:
It is with a sad heart that I have to break this bad news to the world.
At the age of 76 my Dad Jesse Marcel Jr.’s life on earth has ended.
Although it is a very sad time for our entire family I am happy to know that he lived an eventful life.
I am so proud to be his daughter. He had taught me so many things in life and one of the more important things I learned from my Dad was to never back down in the face of adversity.
For anyone who wants to know I will be posting, the funeral arrangements once they have been made.
He is survived by his wife Linda, his children Jesse Jr., Myself, John, Marissa, Mackenzie , Aimee, Ashley and Mark and all of his grandchildren.
Although my Dad and Grandpa are no longer with us… The Roswell Legacy will live on FOREVER!!!
Marcel spent much of his life in the medical field and in the military, serving as a flight surgeon for many years. His latest period of active duty was shortly after his 68th birthday. Due to the Iraqi war he was called back into duty in October of 2004 and served as a flight surgeon for the 189th Attack Helicopter Battalion.

Jesse on active duty. (Credit:Jesse Marcel/Denice Marcel)

Marcel completed his pre-med undergraduate work at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and at the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. He then completed an internship at the New Orleans Charity Hospital. Marcel then joined the U.S Navy in 1962.
While in the Navy he was assigned to the USS Renville, which participated in the Cuban Missile Crisis. Marcel then went on to complete specialty training in Otolaryngology (ENT) at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, California. He retired from the Navy in 1971 and began a private practice in Helena, Montana.
In 1973 Marcel joined the Montana National Guard and went through flight training as a flight surgeon at Ft. Rucker, Alabama. He earned his wings in 1981. While at the National Guard, Marcel was appointed as the State Surgeon of the state of Montana. He retired from the military the second time in 1996 on his 60th birthday. Soon after his 68th birthday he was called back into the military, serving from October 2004 to December 2005.
After returning to civilian life, Marcel took a position as a specialist in Otolaryngology at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Ft. Harrison, Montana. He had recently retired.

Jesse Marcel Jr. with his daughter Denice Marcel at the Roswell Museum in July of 2013. (Credit: Denice Marcel)
Marcel has always maintained that the material his father had shown him was not of this earth. A belief his father shared. He wrote a book about it in 2007 titled The Roswell Legacy: The Untold Story of the First Military Officer at the 1947 Crash Site.
Jesse Marcel Jr. was well regarded and well loved by those who knew him. His credibility, his love for his country, and his honesty were unquestionable. He will be missed by many, and we at Open Minds send our heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.

Mac:  I would also like to add my condolences to Mr. Marcel's family at this time, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss.

Thank you for your contribution to ufology Mr. Marcel, rest in peace.

Steve Pierce Update

Published on 9 Aug 2013 By Lori Wagner

Steve Pierce was one of seven men on a logging crew that witnessed Travis Walton's mysterious disappearance on November 5th, 1975.

Since then, Steve has been exploring his own strange encounters with UFO's and finding out through hypnotic regressions with renowned Certified Hypnotherapist, Yvonne Smith, what really has been going on his whole life.

He currently speaks publicly at UFO Events to share his experiences and also his involvement in the "Travis Walton -- Fire in the Sky" real life story.