Friday, 30 May 2014

Mac's UFO News - May 2014 (Series 3 Episode 2)

 
Published on 29 May 2014 By Mac's UFO News
 
This month on Mac's UFO News: Bob Lazar 25 years to the day, Derrel Sims 'The Alien Hunter', Ben Hanson Interviewed on Australian T.V.  /  U.S. UFO Statistics for April, William Shatner's new novel on UFO's & alien abduction, UFO sightings for May 2014, UFO's in the news. Mars One Update & Other items of interest.


Wednesday, 28 May 2014

NASA Releases Free E-Book About Contacting Aliens



It looks like E.T. isn’t the only one trying to phone home. NASA has released a free e-book, titled Archaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication, on the topic of ”establishing meaningful communication with an extraterrestrial intelligence.” In other words, NASA gives you the scoop on communicating with aliens. Though it’s written from an academic perspective (chapter titles like “Beyond Linear B: The Metasemiotic Challenge of Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence” sound intimidating, to say the least), the tome means to engage the population with the history and challenges surrounding the search for alien life.
Want to read it for yourself? The e-book is available for download in MOBI, EPUB and PDF formats here 

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.By Douglas A. Vakoch
Nasa
 
Addressing a field that has been dominated by astronomers, physicists, engineers, and computer scientists, the contributors to this collection raise questions that may have been overlooked by physical scientists about the ease of establishing meaningful communication with an extraterrestrial intelligence. These scholars are grappling with some of the enormous challenges that will face humanity if an information-rich signal emanating from another world is detected. By drawing on issues at the core of contemporary archaeology and anthropology, we can be much better prepared for contact with an extraterrestrial civilization, should that day ever come.

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Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Friday, 23 May 2014

Spacing Out! Ep. 74 - UFO crashes in China

 
 
Published on 23 May 2014 By Open Minds Production
 
A UFO crashed into a vegetable garden in China. That and other UFO news on this episode of Spacing Out!


Black Shelving - Dr. Greer's New Energy movement


Published on 20 May 2014 By Sirius Disclosure

Listen to Dr. Greer's overview of the New Energy movement: devices, inventors, suppression, strategy. What has not worked and why and what will work to bring out energy systems that will change the world.
 

Saucer Shaped UFO Sightings Sure To Rise In Florida - Brooksville to be hub for new Aerobat saucer-shaped aircraft

 
By GEOFF FOX / The Tampa Tribune 

Imagine someday going into your yard or driveway, hopping into your George Jetson-style flying saucer and lifting off vertically as you head to work.
To some, such a scenario is pure science fiction, but to a consortium of seasoned aviation minds, including those who run Brooksville’s Corporate Jet Solutions, it’s no pie-in-the-sky fantasy.
Located at Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport, Corporate Jet Solutions recently inked a joint-venture agreement with Aerobat Aviation, a California company with plans, someday soon, to launch a manned flying saucer-like aircraft known as Geobat FS-7.
Unmanned prototypes of the aircraft have been made and tested in Brooksville and at Georgia Tech and Auburn University, where wind-tunnel tests were conducted.
“We are building a saucer plane,” said Bradley Dye, vice president of Corporate Jet Solutions and Dyenamic Aviation, which are owned by his son, Tony Dye. “You’ve seen ‘The Jetsons’ (cartoon)? It kind of looks like that.”

Dye said the companies are working to have saucers ready for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Airventure Oshkosh event held July 28 to Aug. 3 in Oshkosh, Wis. The event draws aviation enthusiasts and companies from around the globe. In Oshkosh, Bradley Dye and Travis Shannon, chief executive officer of Aerobat Aviation, expect the saucer plane to elicit great interest.
“It will be clear on the top, but with a canopy on top for sun reflection,” Shannon said. “It will be almost like (flying in) a helicopter with much better visual of the sky and the ground, and the surroundings. You’ll feel like you’re floating.”
Dye and Shannon say they are prepared to revolutionize aviation and eventually bring high-paying jobs to Brooksville.
Matching their enthusiasm is Dennis Wilfong, who chairs Hernando’s Aviation Authority and is Brooksville’s ambassador of Commerce and Employment,
“What’s good for the airport is good for Brooksville, and what’s good for Brooksville is good for the county,” Wilfong said. “I think it’s a super opportunity. It will bring manufacturing jobs, and we’re looking at high-tech, high-end employment. We’re talking about way above our average median salary for our area. Plus, we’ll have machine shops moving in, all the collateral stuff.”

The California and Brooksville companies were brought together by county commission candidate Jimmy Lodato, a retired entrepreneur.
“Travis Shannon called me and wanted to see if there was local interest here,” Lodato said. “Knowing Tony Dye, he’s so young and energetic, and I thought he might be excited. Tony looked at (the idea) and loved it. We brought Travis down, sat in a conference room and got it all figured out.”
That was about four months ago.

“It’s now gone all over the world since Fox News ran a piece on it,” Lodato said. “Now, there are more (aviation supply) companies calling me and asking to be a part of it, We’ll see how much interest it created when we go up to Oshkosh.”
According to Shannon, the original saucer planes were produced by inventor Jack Jones, who is working on an improved design with Dean Goedde, a flight systems control designer who also designs airframes, autopilots and sensors.
Shannon said future commercial saucer flights are a remote possibility.
“What comes into question are fossil fuels and efficiency,” he said. “We have more inherent drag. It may not make sense for passenger jets, but there are more ideas for the future. That’s not to say that we couldn’t do cargo, because (the Geobat) could probably carry double the weight with similar wingspan.”

The Geobat also could be used for agricultural purposes.
The first scheduled commercial airplane flight happened more than 100 years ago, when Tony Jannus flew then-St. Petersburg Mayor Abraham Pheill across Tampa Bay to Tampa.
Bradley Dye predicted it is only a matter of time before the first manned saucer flight, from Brooksville to Tampa, will occur.
Asked what aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright might think of the saucer-shaped plane, Dye grinned.
“They believed in something that most people would have said couldn’t happen,” he said. “I think they would embrace a new design. Look at that first plane (of theirs). The thing was heavy, made of skids and cloth and wood. And they were the test dummies.”
Bradley Dye and Shannon touted the Geobat’s safety, saying the circular craft is likely to roll like a hubcap in the event of a crash, potentially increasing survivability rates.
The next step, Dye said, is to obtain Federal Aviation Authority certifications and begin production of light-sport aviation aircraft.
“We will have to do some public education,” he said. “This is a new design of aircraft. You don’t want people thinking it’s a UFO.”
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Vancouver A Hotspot For Sightings From Outer Space

 
By CTV News Vancouver

The city that once played host to The X-Files is also the best place in Canada to spot a flying saucer, according to the Canadian UFO Survey.
That’s right: If the truth is out there, Vancouver is probably a good place to find it.
There were 116 UFO sightings reported in the city last year alone, with the average encounter lasting 13 minutes.

Astronomer Chris Rutkowski said the sheer number of sightings – 1,100 in all of Canada last year – demands further research.
““Are we looking at a real phenomenon? Is there a psychological phenomenon accounting for all this?” said Rutkowski, who works with the Canadian UFO Survey.
“Why do people persist in seeing something that supposedly shouldn’t be there?”
Vancouver has been a UFO hot spot for years, according to the survey, and B.C. was second only to Ontario for sightings in 2013.
About 300 UFOs were reported across the province, with sightings peaking between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Rutkowski said most UFO sightings can be easily explained as satellites, planes or military exercises, but 10 per cent remain a mystery.
Also unexplained are some incidents of crop circles, which have confounded farmers in Northern B.C. in the past.
Charles Lamoureux, a Vancouver resident, claims he sees UFOs on a regular basis.
“I see them every night,” he said. “I can pretty well tell what’s a satellite and not a satellite. If it’s not a satellite and way up in the atmosphere and it changes direction, there’s not many things it could be.”
He claims to have seen his first UFO three years ago and was entranced by the possibility of communication with beings not from earth.
Lamoureux has since purchased a Yukon Night Vision Device, which he uses to peruse the night sky, searching for any sign of visitors from another planet. In one memorable incident, he said an orb came about 15 metres away from his balcony seemingly observing him. It hovered for a few moments before shooting off into the night sky.
Another time, he shone a light at a mysterious object in the sky with the orb flashing a light in response.
Lamoureux says he hopes whatever the UFOs may be, they become comfortable openly communicating with people from Earth.

Friday, 16 May 2014

UFO Landings

 
The Magonia Database was compiled by Jacques Vallee and published in his book "Passport to Magonia." This catalog of cases and reports lists UFO reports where a UFO has landed, or it's occupants were witnessed. There are hundreds of credible reports, many with multiple witnesses, of humanoids in association with landed spacecraft.

Articles & documents

Are There Too Many Landings?

Mark Cashman, The Temporal Doorway

One of the cornerstones of both the Paranormal Hypothesis (PNH) and the Control System Hypothesis (CSH) is the contention by Vallee in several references that "there are too many landings".
                  

The Magonia Catalog: Complete 1868-1968

Jacques Vallee

The Magonia Database was compiled by Jacques Vallee and published in his book "Passport to Magonia." This catalog of hundreds of cases and reports lists UFO reports where a UFO has landed.
                  

The Magonia Catalog: Part 1: July 1868 - December 1951

Jacques Vallee

The Magonia Database was compiled by Jacques Vallee and published in his book "Passport to Magonia." This catalog of hundreds of cases and reports lists UFO reports where a UFO has landed.
                  

The Magonia Catalog: Part 10: April 21st 1967 - November 22nd 1968

Jacques Vallee

The Magonia Database was compiled by Jacques Vallee and published in his book "Passport to Magonia." This catalog of hundreds of cases and reports lists UFO reports where a UFO has landed.
                  

The Magonia Catalog: Part 2: December 1951 - October 2nd 1954

Jacques Vallee

The Magonia Database was compiled by Jacques Vallee and published in his book "Passport to Magonia." This catalog of hundreds of cases and reports lists UFO reports where a UFO has landed.
                  

The Magonia Catalog: Part 3: October 3rd 1954 - October 18th 1954

Jacques Vallee

The Magonia Database was compiled by Jacques Vallee and published in his book "Passport to Magonia." This catalog of hundreds of cases and reports lists UFO reports where a UFO has landed.
                  

The Magonia Catalog: Part 4: October 19th 1954 - August 25th 1955

Jacques Vallee

The Magonia Database was compiled by Jacques Vallee and published in his book "Passport to Magonia." This catalog of hundreds of cases and reports lists UFO reports where a UFO has landed.
                  

The Magonia Catalog: Part 5: September 16th 1955 - January 26th 1958

Jacques Vallee

The Magonia Database was compiled by Jacques Vallee and published in his book "Passport to Magonia." This catalog of hundreds of cases and reports lists UFO reports where a UFO has landed.
                  

The Magonia Catalog: Part 6: February 2nd 1958 - November 1962

Jacques Vallee

The Magonia Database was compiled by Jacques Vallee and published in his book "Passport to Magonia." This catalog of hundreds of cases and reports lists UFO reports where a UFO has landed.
                  

The Magonia Catalog: Part 7: December 09th 1962 - April 8th 1965

Jacques Vallee

The Magonia Database was compiled by Jacques Vallee and published in his book "Passport to Magonia." This catalog of hundreds of cases and reports lists UFO reports where a UFO has landed.
                  

The Magonia Catalog: Part 8: April 23rd 1965 - March 28th 1966

Jacques Vallee

The Magonia Database was compiled by Jacques Vallee and published in his book "Passport to Magonia." This catalog of hundreds of cases and reports lists UFO reports where a UFO has landed.
                  

The Magonia Catalog: Part 9: March 30th 1966 - April 16th 1967

Jacques Vallee

The Magonia Database was compiled by Jacques Vallee and published in his book "Passport to Magonia." This catalog of hundreds of cases and reports lists UFO reports where a UFO has landed.
                  

UFO Landing at Socorro, New Mexico (Zamora Incident)

One of the better documented cases of a UFO landing, and leaving evidence of landing occurred in Socorro, New Mexico on April 24th, 1964. Dr. J. Allen Hynek called it "one of the classics of UFO literature." 
                   

Websites & organizations

Map: UFO Landings & Traces: Europe

Larry Hatch, U UFO Database

UFO sightings on this map are restricted to Landings and Trace Cases in Europe for all dates. For once, France does not dominate the map entirely. Italy and England register about an equal density of landings and traces; Spain and Portugal nearly so.
                    

Map: UFO Landings & Traces: North America

Larry Hatch, U UFO Database

UFO sightings on this map are restricted to Landings and Trace Cases in North America for all dates. "Landings" are defined as actual touchdowns, or cases where the UFO came within a few feet of the ground or water. Physical Traces are just that, marks, burns and other notable effects on soil, plants, animals, structures ..
                   

The Magonia Catalog: A Century of UFO Landings (1868-1968)

Jacques Vallee

The Magonia Database was compiled by Jacques Vallee and published in his book "Passport to Magonia." This catalog of hundreds of cases and reports lists UFO reports where a UFO has landed, or it's occupants were witnessed.

Spacing Out! Ep. 73 - TV crew accidentally films UFOs in New Zealand

 
Published on 16 May 2014 by Open Minds Production
 
An Australian TV production crew accidentally filmed two UFOs in New Zealand. That and other UFO news on this episode of Spacing Out!


Main Stream Media Coverage Of UFO's On The Increase

 

Published on 10 May 2014 by AlienPeace1 - There is GOOD out there

UFOs have been appearing in our skies for thousands of years. But now something new is happening. Orbs of light in a triangle formation are repeatedly appearing over major cities all over the world.
Because they always make the triangle, it is clear they are intelligently controlled, and not any sort of freely floating objects such as balloons, flares, or Chinese lanterns.
So if these orbs of light are in fact extra-terrestrial, why are they appearing above our major population centers? If they were merely observing us for scientific reasons, then surely they could do so without us seeing them. Yet they repeatedly appear as huge, bright lights in a clear triangle formation.
It seems as if they want us to see them. It seems as though they are trying to wake us up to the fact that we are not alone in the Universe. And perhaps this is their way of initiating contact.
But if they want to make us aware that we are not alone, and make contact with us, then why don't they just land?
Well, what would happen if a giant spaceship suddenly landed on the White House lawn? How would we react to that? How would the military react? How would the media react?
Bright lights in the sky are very non-threatening. And it isn't immediately obvious what they are. In takes some figuring out. And in the process of figuring it out, we have time to absorb the reality of it. We have time to process the shock and fear.
They are initiating contact, but in a way that doesn't shock and terrify us. These beings clearly understand our psychology very well, and are showing great sensitivity to our emotions. They know what they are doing.
Right now at this time, they are observing how we are reacting. They are waiting for us to figure it out. And waiting to see if and how we respond to them.
 

UFO caught on I.S.S. live stream camera

 
Published on 15 May 2014 by Puerto Rico UFOs
 
Las imágenes de vídeo de la cámara en vivo de la Estación Espacial Internacional (ISS) muestra lo que parece ser un enorme OVNI en forma de cigarro flotando cerca de la estación espacial el 13 de mayo de 2014.

Bing translation:

Images live from the international space station (ISS) camera video shows what appears to be a huge UFO in the form of cigar floating close to the space station on May 13, 2014.
 

UFO crossing over buildings Mexico City

 
Published on 15 May 2014 by jmhz71
 
OVNI Sobre Edificios en MEXICO DF Edit 14/05/2014
 
Bing translation: UFO over buildings in MEXICO city Edit 14/05/2014


Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Man who exposed Area 51 (Bob Lazar) defends UFO information 25 years later to the day


LAS VEGAS -- It has been 25 years to the day since a live interview with a shadowy guy named "Dennis" changed everything for America's most secret military base.
"Dennis" turned out later to be a man named Bob Lazar, who claimed he worked at a secret facility built into a mountainside just south of Area 51's main facilities.
The story started a UFO stampede that continues to this day. Lazar has tried to put the UFO tales behind him, and has been discredited in the eyes of some critics, but it is a story that simply won't go away.
The I-Team's George Knapp coaxed Lazar into talking about the last quarter century of UFO craziness.
The story that Bob Lazar told 25 years ago this week has gone around the world many times over, inspiring books and TV shows, and movies. Who knew that Indiana Jones' warehouse is out at Area 51?
Another repository of Area 51 lore is the exhibit at the Atomic Testing Museum. While in town recently for the interview, Lazar took the tour. He watched tapes of the first interviews he ever gave about his time working at S-4 and plowed through boxes of paperwork about his claims. Lazar re-iterated his preference that people don't believe his story.
"Look, I'm not out there giving UFO lectures, producing tapes. This is not a business of mine. I am trying to run a scientific business, and if I'm the UFO guy, it makes it really difficult, it is to my benefit that people don't believe the story," Lazar said.


These days, Lazar and his wife operate a scientific supply firm in Michigan. He has received media coverage because of the odd stuff he sells online but not everyone has made the connection to Area 51 and the stampede he started back in 1989, when he told of working at S-4 south of Area 51, where he saw flying saucers so advanced they had to be from somewhere else.
This is a model of the reactor that he says was able to generate its own gravitational field, powered by what he called element 115.
"Barry turned on the reactor, which is a flat plate, half a basketball essentially on it, just a hemisphere. And once activated you could not touch the sphere. You put your hand on it, just like poles of a magnet. The exact same type of force. We had a little golf ball and threw it at it and rebounded and knocked a ceiling tile out of place. That alone is something amazing that could change everything we know today," Lazar said.
The story exploded among UFO researchers, and just as quickly, led to questions and denouncements. The I-Team confirmed that Lazar previously worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory, but the I-Team also reported that his claimed education credentials could not be proven.
UFO experts including physicist Stanton Friedman also dug into his background.
"Here is a bright guy. I did a lot of checking. I find a lot of things didn't check out. It doesn't mean I disagree with everything he ever said, or that he was a liar all the time. It means I can't find the story as presented. What he did out there I don't know," Friedman said.
Lazar says there is no end to the questions, and even if he could prove he worked at S-4, someone would say he could have been the janitor, so he generally avoids the topic altogether.
"You want some of the fame? The fame. There is no big dump truck dropping off money at my house every Thursday night. I have better things to do. Generally, people have to twist my arm to come out and do things like that, as you know, you're the arm twister," Lazar said.
Those who were around him at the time the story broke, or took trips into the desert to see the craft fly above S-4 say, you really had to be there.


"There is a MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) moron that calls me every once in awhile and he says, 'you don't still believe that guy do you?' And I say, 'I lived it.' The whole two years, and it was fantastic, one of the greatest times of my life," aviator John Lear said.
"He wouldn't go to the trouble to make up a story to lie to the people and then perpetuate that lie. Bob has no idea who won the Super Bowl last year, or the World Series. He is just busy doing scientific stuff in the Bob Lazar world. He wouldn't waste his time perpetuating a lie on anyone," friend of Lazar, Gene Huff said.
"Look, I know what happened is true. There is no doubt. Period," Lazar said.
Lazar was known to have unconventional interests and a spotty financial record. So why would a top secret program let him in? One theory is that maybe someone predicted he would spill the beans, and was chosen because they wanted the UFO story to be planted. Lazar told the I-Team he can't rule that out entirely.

NOTE: The Area 51 exhibit at the Atomic Testing Museum is having a grand re-opening on Saturday, May 17. It is located at 755 E. Flamingo Rd. The phone number is (702)794-5151 and it is open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.


Scientific UFO Studies

Articles & Documents

 

AIAA Committee Looks at UFO Problem

AIAA UFO Subcommittee, Astronautics and Aeronautics, December 1968, p. 12

The Committee has made a careful examination of the present state of the UFO issue and has concluded that the controversy cannot be resolved without further study in a quantitative scientific manner and that it deserves the attention of the engineering and scientific community.      
              

Report on a Survey of the Membership of the American Astronomical Society Concerning the UFO Phenomenon - Summary

Peter Sturrock, Stanford University

Refereed journals, to which scientists turn for their reliable information, carry virtually no information on the UFO problem. Does this imply that scientists have no views and no thoughts on the subject, or that all scientists consider it insignificant? Does it imply that scientists have no reports to submit comparable with UFO reports published in newspapers and popular books? The purpose of this survey is to answer these questions.      
              

UFO - An Appraisal of the Problem (A Statement by the UFO Subcommittee of the AIAA)

Aeronautics and Astronautics, November 1970, p. 49

At the suggestion of the AIAA management, the Technical Committee on Atmospheric Environment and the Technical Committee on Space and Atmospheric Physics jointly formed a UFO Subcommittee in 1967. The Subcommittee was asked to arrive at an unbiased assessment of the present situation and to serve as a focal point in the AIAA for questions regarding the UFO problem.                     
 

UFO Articles Published in Scientific Journals and Literature

Ufopsi

Bibliographical listing of articles on UFO's published in leading (mainstream) scientific journals and literature.     
              

UFO ENCOUNTER 1: Sample Case Selected by the UFO Subcommittee of the AIAA

Astronautics & Aeronautics, July 1971

The American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics published this case file in the journal Astronautics & Aeronautics. "The selected case, which occurred on July 17, 1957, is treated in the Condon Report. This sample case may serve to illuminate the difficulties in deciding whether or not the UFO problem presents a scientific problem."
                  

UFO Reports from AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) Members

Peter Sturrock, Stanford University - Astronautics and Aeronautics, May 1974

Most UFO reports concern the experiences of laymen, but scientists and engineers divulge accounts resembling others when asked to do so in appropriate circumstances. The Executive Committee of the San Francisco Chapter of AIAA gave permission for a survey of its membership. This article describes the survey and gives the results.  

UFO caught on security camera in Puerto Rico


Published on 8 May 2014 By  Puerto Rico UFOs

Una cámara de seguridad capta lo que un testigo en la ciudad de Fajardo, Puerto Rico descrito como un objeto extraño, brillantemente iluminado volando erráticamente sobre la ciudad.

Bing translation:
A security camera captures what a witness in the city of Fajardo, Puerto Rico described as a strange, brightly lit, flying erratically over the city object.
 

TV crew records two UFOs in New Zealand

 

An Australian television production crew unknowingly filmed a pair of UFOs over the New Zealand town of Queenstown.
 

 
The crew was in New Zealand filming for the seventh season of their series titled Colour In Your Life. On April 3, 2014, Producer/Presenter Graeme Stevenson and Director Sophia Stacey were filming the opening sequence for the show. It was during this filming that two mysterious aerial objects were recorded. But these UFOs were not noticed until the edited footage was being reviewed. On Monday, May 12, Colour In Your Life issued a press release explaining the discovery:
In the past week, when editing of the episode was complete Graeme noticed something strange in a wide shot – two objects travelling from left to right of the screen at great speed. When the images were slowed to a frame by frame sequence you could see the shapes emerge from the trees and move across the sky, eventually disappearing.

 Birds are a possible explanation for the UFOs as these objects seemingly emerge from the trees and move quickly through the sky. But in response to this possibility, Colour In Your Life posted to their Facebook page, “From the trees to where I was on the bike is about a half a kilometer. If you look at the speed in real time, that means that if it were birds they would have accelerated to about 4,000 kilometers an hour in one second.” Some have also suggested the possibility of military aircraft. But the crew again points to the incredible speed of the objects and the lack of nearby air bases to rule out traditional aircraft.
 
The Queensland, Australia newspaper Daily Mercury reports that, after seeing the UFOs in the footage, Stevenson Googled “UFO sightings” and found that a Holland UFO video shot that same week shows a similar object. That UFO is at the 3:25 mark in the following video:




It seems peculiar for a production company of a TV show to issue a press release, or “Media ALERT,” as they’ve titled it, about UFOs in recorded footage. Although it may seem like a marketing ploy for the show, it is possible that the production company is genuinely interested in identifying the mysterious aerial objects they captured on film.

UFO TV: THE SECRET MARS COLONY

 
Published on 12 May 2014 by UFOTVstudios
 
Evidence of a Secret Colony on Mars has sparked the interest of UFO Researchers around the world. Recent whistle-blower revelations from President Eisenhower's great granddaughter and others give renewed credence to the evidence that planet Mars is being prepared as a SURVIVAL COLONY in the face of imminent catastrophic events that may decimate the population of planet Earth. This film presence the best evidence available the there is indeed Life on Mars.


UFOs: An Orbiting Threat?



By Nick Redfern

It’s hardly surprising that in the aftermath of pilot Kenneth Arnold’s now-historic UFO encounter in the summer of 1947 (near Mount Rainier in the Cascade Mountains, Washington State), the theories put forward for what lay at the heart of the flying saucer phenomenon were many and varied. Secret weapons of the Russians, visitors from other worlds, or the results of classified American government programs were discussed – by the public, the U.S. military, and the media, all to varying degrees.
One particularly fascinating scenario for the sudden appearance of UFOs in the Earth’s skies was brought to the attention of officialdom by a little-known, but well-respected, source. His name was Edwin M. Bailey.
In the summer of 1947, Bailey was living in Stamford, Connecticut. At the time, he was working in the Physics Division of the American Cyanamid Research Laboratories on West Main Street. In the 1970s, the American Cyanamid Company was one of the United States’ top 100 manufacturing companies. Its output included antibiotics, vaccines, industrial chemicals, pesticides, and acrylic plastics.
Far more notable is the fact that at the height of the Second World War, Bailey worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Not only that, the specific branch of MIT to which Bailey was assigned was the Radiation Laboratory. It was a body that played an important role in the development of the atomic bomb, under the overall control of the Manhattan Project. On top of that, Bailey had graduated at the University of Arizona.


In other words, Bailey was no fool. And he was certainly not a wild-eyed fantasist either. He was a man with his feet firmly on the ground and his mind on the development of groundbreaking technologies and products. So, when Bailey spoke out about UFOs, people listened. Amongst them were the FBI.
Shortly after the news of Kenneth Arnold’s encounter of June 24, 1947 hit the headlines, Bailey contacted the FBI, in somewhat concerned fashion. Interestingly, Bailey had a story to tell that dated back to 1945, specifically after the end of the Second World War. As the FBI noted:
“Bailey remarked that immediately after the conclusion of World War II, a friend of his [Note from Nick: a person whose name is deleted from the files that have surfaced via the Freedom of Information Act] allegedly observed the ‘flying saucers’ from an observatory in Milan and Bologna, Italy.”
Very likely, Bailey was referring, in part, to the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Bologna, which was built in 1936.
Bailey added, said the FBI: “…apparently at the time the ‘flying saucers’ had caused a little comment in Italy but that after some little publicity they immediately died out as public interest.”
This, alone, is interesting: if Bailey was not speaking in error, then it’s entirely possible that a still-unknown wave of UFO activity may have briefly hit Italy around two years before Kenneth Arnold’s encounter even occurred. It was, however, what Bailey had to say next that really stood out.

 
The FBI recorded in its files the following:
“Bailey stated that the topic of ‘flying saucers’ had caused considerable comment and concern to the present day scientists and indicated that he himself had a personal theory concerning the ‘flying saucers.’”
As to the specific nature of that theory, it was, to say the least, grim. The FBI noted: “Bailey stated that it is quite possible that actually the ‘flying saucers’ could be radio controlled germ bombs or atom bombs which are circling the orbit of the earth and which could be controlled by radio and directed to land on any designated target at the specific desire of the agency or country operating the bombs.”
The files do not reflect which “agency” or “country” Bailey had his worries about, although I suspect – and consider it logical – that he was focusing on the former Soviet Union. Precisely where he got the idea of “germ bombs” from, is anyone’s guess. However, the fact that the American Cyanamid Company- which Bailey worked for – produced vaccines, antibiotics and pharmaceuticals, makes me wonder if this had a bearing on Bailey’s particular train of thought.
And, doubtless , his references to, and concerns regarding, radio-controlled atomic bombs was surely born out of his time spent attached to the Manhattan Project, during the Second World War.
While Bailey’s fears – that a hostile force would unleash a fleet of flying saucers to drop deadly atomic weapons, or equally deadly germs, on the American population – thankfully did not come to pass, it must be said that he had clearly given such a scenario a great deal of thought, and to the extent that he felt it was his duty to contact the FBI.
Perhaps this was all Bailey’s personal, wild theory and nothing else. On the other hand, maybe he had contacts who knew more – and who feared more, too. After all, let’s not forget that Bailey told the FBI that the flying saucer phenomenon had “caused considerable comment and concern to the present day scientists.”
Who those scientists might have been remains unknown. Fellow colleagues from MIT perhaps? Those that worked on the Manhattan Project? Maybe we shouldn’t rule out such possibilities…


Are We Ready for Alien Contact?


By Tom Head

Gabriel G. de la Torre, a psychologist at Spain’s University of Cádiz, isn’t sure we should be in a hurry for SETI and similar initiatives to succeed—because we have a skewed and incomplete understanding of how we should respond to first contact with an extraterrestrial civilization, and what our next step should be. After sending questionnaires to 116 students at American and European universities, he reached the unsettling conclusion that “the knowledge of the general public … of the cosmos and our place within it is still poor” and that “we need a new Galileo to lead this journey.”
But I’m not sure de la Torre, or anyone else, is in a position to assess just how huge contact with an intelligent extraterrestrial civilization would be. In a relative sense, the fact that we’re disagreeing about issues of scientific literacy and ethical priority pales in comparison to the fact that any civilization we encounter is statistically likely to be much more advanced than we are, and its mere existence will tell us things that will blow our minds—and that kind of dramatic paradigm shift will have unpredictable consequences on all of us.
But maybe it doesn’t matter. As Carl Sagan explains here, taking into account the finitude of the speed of light and the vastness of the universe, we may not hear back from another civilization until 2350 or so:



It’s no coincidence that this process towards a more cosmic view—which Sagan calls “the deprovincialization of our planet”—is in our best interests as well, whether we actually contact another species or not. If contact with an advanced extraterrestrial civilization does shock our cultural system, we can hope it will do so completely enough that we will finally give up violence and exploitation—because those very terrestrial threats have threatened our survival as a species as completely as any extraterrestrial civilization could.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Houston's alien hunter on a mission / Derrel Sims: Abduction & Implant researcher makes t.v. news

 
 

Derrel Sims, a larger than life Texan living near Houston, is an alien hunter.
"I suspect they're living on a massive craft," said Sims.
Sims walks around in a cowboy hat and coat in the middle of the summer.

"They seem to love fear," he added.
Sims claims to be the world's leading expert on alien abductions, whose fascination began as a child.
"My first interaction with these entities was at age 4 in Midland, Texas," Sims said.
After nearly four decades tracking extraterrestrial events, Sims is now a Hollywood star, appearing in a cable TV show called "Uncovering Aliens."
"So I use my skills as an investigator, a former cop, a combat cop in the military and a private investigator," said Sims.
These days he works with a team to investigate reports of alien activity --looking for proof.
"You usually find markings on these people, cuts, bruises, scratches, lumps, bumps, and things that don't make sense," he said.
So what does an alien look like?
Sims says he's seen one face to face.
"The entity was actually right outside my tent. It stood no more than three feet tall and had a head," he said. "Then there's another being that looks like a reptile. There is a human like being that stands six foot."
Yeah, it sounds crazy but Sims says it's serious and no one is immune. He claims one in every four people is abducted by aliens and the victims come from all walks of life.
"You would be shocked, stunned and amazed to find out who's on my list of clients," Sims said. "There are scientists, intelligence people, NASA scientists and others who are abductees. It doesn't make a difference. You can be a genius."
So what puts you most at risk for an alien event? Sims says his research points to a pattern.
Many of the people being taken, that turn out to be abductees, are Native American Indians, Irish, Celtic.
If a relative was abducted, you are more likely to be a victim too.
Sims believes the phenomenon runs in families.
"Go talk to your family privately," Sims said. "You're going to be stunned with what you're going to hear... because if it happened to you, it'll be in your family lineage."
This online questionnaire will help you figure out if you've been taken.
Still not a believer?
Sims says he doesn't care, "Let's just say I would like to capture one of them."
His hunt continues.
"I still have a lot of work to do," said Sims. "I'm an investigator, finding the evidence and doing something with it is my business."

Spacing Out! Ep. 72 - A morphing UFO filmed over Eagle Rock, CA

 
Published on 9 May 2014 By Open Minds Production
 
A witness filmed a cigar-shaped UFO and a morphing UFO over Eagle Rock, California. That and other space and UFO news on this episode of Spacing Out! 


Government UFO Studies

 

key articles, documents & resources

Symposium on UFOs: Hearings before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics, 1968

Proceedings of the symposium convened by the House Committee on Science and Aeronautics in 1968. Participants included J. Allen Hynek, Dr. James MacDonald, Carl Sagan, as well as prepared statements by Stanton Friedman and UFO skeptic Donald Menzel.
                  

Other articles & documents

1968 Congressional Hearings: Group Discussion with Symposium Participants

U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics - Symposium on UFOs, 1968

Group discussion among the symposium participants at the 1968 hearings before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics.
                  

1968 Congressional Hearings: Prepared Statement by Dr. Donald H. Menzel (UFO skeptic)

Dr. Donald H. Menzel, U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics - Symposium on UFOs, 1968

Prepared statement by Dr. Donald H. Menzel (UFO skeptic) at the 1968 hearings before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics.
                   

1968 Congressional Hearings: Prepared Statement by Dr. Frank B. Salisbury

Dr. Frank B. Salisbury, U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics - Symposium on UFOs, 1968

Prepared statement by Dr. Frank B. Salisbury at the 1968 hearings before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics.
                  

1968 Congressional Hearings: Prepared Statement by Dr. Garry C. Henderson

Dr. Garry C. Henderson, U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics - Symposium on UFOs, 1968

Prepared statement by Dr. Garry C. Henderson at the 1968 hearings before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics.
                   

1968 Congressional Hearings: Prepared Statement by Dr. R. Leo Sprinkle

Dr. R. Leo Sprinkle, U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics - Symposium on UFOs, 1968

Prepared statement by Dr. R. Leo Sprinkle at the 1968 hearings before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics.
                  

1968 Congressional Hearings: Prepared Statement by Dr. Robert M. L. Baker, Jr.

Dr. Robert M. L. Baker, Jr., U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics - Symposium on UFOs, 1968

Prepared statement by Dr. Robert M. L. Baker, Jr. at the 1968 hearings before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics.
                   

1968 Congressional Hearings: Prepared Statement by Dr. Roger N. Shepard (psychologist)

Dr. Roger N. Shepard, U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics - Symposium on UFOs, 1968

Prepared statement by Dr. Roger N. Shepard at the 1968 hearings before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics.
                  

1968 Congressional Hearings: Prepared Statement by Stanton T. Friedman

Stanton T. Friedman, U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics - Symposium on UFOs, 1968

Prepared statement by Stanton T. Friedman at the 1968 hearings before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics.
                  

1968 Congressional Hearings: Statement by Dr. Carl Sagan

Dr. Carl Sagan, U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics - Symposium on UFOs, 1968

Complete statement by Carl Sagan at the 1968 hearings before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics.   
               

1968 Congressional Hearings: Statement by Dr. J. A. Harder (regarding UFO propulsion)

Dr. J. A. Harder, U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics - Symposium on UFOs, 1968

Complete statement by Dr. J. A. Harder at the 1968 hearings before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics. Dr. Harder had been asked to comment on the problem of UFO propulsion, and what potential benefits there might be to the aerospace programs from the study of UFO phenomena.    
             

1968 Congressional Hearings: Statement by Dr. J. Allen Hynek

Dr. J. Allen Hynek, U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics - Symposium on UFOs, 1968

Complete statement by Dr. J. Allen Hynek at the 1968 hearings before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics.       
           

1968 Congressional Hearings: Statement by Dr. Robert L. Hall (Sociologist)

Dr. Robert L. Hall, U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics - Symposium on UFOs, 1968

Complete statement by Dr. Robert L. Hall at the 1968 hearings before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics.         
         

A Die-Hard Issue: CIA's Role in the Study of UFOs, 1947-90

Gerald K. Haines, CIA, Studies in Intelligence, Vol 1 No 1 1997

In late 1993, after being pressured by UFOlogists for the release of additional CIA information on UFOs, (3) DCI R. James Woolsey ordered another review of all Agency files on UFOs. Using CIA records compiled from that review, this study traces CIA interest and involvement in the UFO controversy from the late 1940s to 1990. It chronologically examines the Agency's efforts to solve the mystery of UFOs, its programs that had an impact on UFO sightings, and its attempts to conceal CIA involvement in the entire UFO issue. What emerges from this examination is that, while Agency concern over UFOs was substantial until the early 1950s, CIA has since paid only limited and peripheral attention to the phenomena     
             

Congressional Hearings on UFOs

Don Berliner, UFO Briefing Document

Only two formal hearings on UFOs have ever been held. Here is a brief overview of those congressional hearings.   
               

Official UFO Enquiries

Space 2001

Over the years the UFO enigma has given rise to numerous official inquiries. Ostensibly these have attempted to search out the truth of the phenomenon as open mindedly as possible.  
                 

Official UFO Investigations

The Majestic Documents website (Robert Wood, Ryan Wood)

Overview of major, official government UFO investigations and studies, many secret and classified.      
              

Official UFO Study Programs in Foreign Countries

Condon Report, Chapter 3

This chapter from the Condon Report discusses official UFO programs in countries other than the United States.       
           

Project Grudge

Loy Lawhon, About.com

Brief overview of U.S. Air Force Project Grudge.  
                

Project Grudge and Project Blue Book

Loy Lawhon, About.comws of Pr

oject Grudge and Project Bluebook                    

Project Sign

Loy Lawhon

There is reliable testimony that in August, 1948, the Technical Intelligence Division at Wright-Patterson and Project Sign, decided to make a formal Estimate of the Situation. The Estimate was a top secret document that contained unexplained sightings by pilots, scientists, and other reliable witnesses. The report concluded that UFOs were of extraterrestrial origin.   
               

Special Report of the USAF Scientific Advisory Board Ad Hoc Committee to Review Project 'Blue Book' (The 1966 O'Brien Committee Report)

U.S. Air Force / reprinted by CUFON

Most people with even a passing interest in UFO have heard of the 1953 CIA "Robertson Panel." Fewer people have heard of the 1966 "USAF Scientific Advisory Board Ad Hoc Committee to Review 'Project Blue Book'" commonly known as the O'Brien Committee. Fewer still have read the "Special Report" of the O'Brien Committee, and understand its place in UFO history.
                   

Statement on UFOs by James MacDonald to the House Committee on Science and Astronautics, 1968 (PDF)

James E. McDonald, 1968

Prepared statement submitted to the House Committee on Science and Astronautics at July 29, 1968, Symposium on Unidentified Flying Objects, Washington, D.C., by James E. McDonald.
                  

The CIA, Official History, and You: A Study of Gerald Haines and UFOs

Richard M. Dolan, UFO Magazine, Dec/Jan. 2001

In the version we were allowed to read, Haines made two basic points. The first was that, although the CIA was concerned about UFOs until the early 1950s, it has since "paid only limited and peripheral attention to the phenomena." Second, Haines stated that from the mid-1950s until the end of the 1960s, "more than half" of alleged UFO sightings in the United States were actually of classified and/or experimental aircraft such as the U-2 or SR-71 spy planes.
                   

The CIA's UFO History

Mark Rodeghier, CUFOS (Center for UFO Studies)

After the Cold War ended, the culture of secrecy and the operational style of the CIA began to change. Its director appeared on a radio talk show, and it became possible for citizens to pressure the CIA in ways unheard of during that earlier era. Ufology has been a beneficiary of these changes.
                   

UFOs: Project Sign

Loy Lawhon                   

 

What Our Air Force Found Out About UFOs

Captain Edward J. Ruppelt, USAF, True Magazine book-length feature

From 1951 to 1953 Mr. Ruppelt was in charge of Project Blue Book, the official Air force investigation of Unidentified Flying Objects. This is what he learned from them.
                   

Websites & organizations

Symposium on UFOs: Hearings before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Astronautics, 1968

Proceedings of the symposium convened by the House Committee on Science and Aeronautics in 1968. Participants included J. Allen Hynek, Dr. James MacDonald, Carl Sagan, as well as prepared statements by Stanton Friedman and UFO skeptic Donald Menzel.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Saucer shaped UFO over Morelos Mexico

 
Published on 6 May 2014 by jmhz71

OVNI Fortuito plato volado Por Cuernavaca Morelos Mexico Edit 5/5/2014

Bing translation: 
UFO incidentally dish flown by Cuernavaca Morelos Mexico Edit 5/5/2014
 

Private Mars One Colony Project: 705 Astronaut Candidates Pass Latest Cut


Several hundred would-be Mars colonists have just had their hopes and dreams dashed.
The Netherlands-based nonprofit Mars One, which aims to establish a Red Planet settlement beginning in 2025, announced Monday (May 5) that it had sliced its pool of potential colonists from 1,058 down to 705. The remaining astronaut candidates now advance to an interview round with Mars One's selection committee.
"We’re incredibly excited to start the next phase of Round 2, where we begin to better understand our candidates who aspire to take such a daring trip," Mars One chief medical officer Norbert Kraft said in a statement. "They will have to show their knowledge, intelligence, adaptability and personality." [Images of Mars One's Red Planet Colony Project]

All components of Mars One's settlement are slated to reach their destination by 2021. The hardware includes two living units, two life-support units, a second supply unit and two rovers

Real life X-files with Ben Hansen / The Morning Show

  
From FBI agent to paranormal investigator, Larry and Kylie meet Ben Hansen to talk about all things alien.