Friday, 21 February 2014

Update: 2014 International UFO Congress

 

Published on 20 Feb 2014 By Open Minds Production

Stephen Bassett 2014 IUFOC Researcher of the Year

This year at the 2014 International UFO Congress Stephen Bassett was given the "Researcher of the Year Award" for his success with the "Citizen Hearing on Disclosure". Stephen Bassett is s a leading advocate in the nation for ending the alleged government imposed truth embargo regarding an extraterrestrial presence on Earth engaging with the human race. According to Mr. Bassett this truth embargo has been in effect for over 60 years. Since 1996 Bassett has assisted many organizations and initiatives making the case for an end to the government imposed truth embargo and has facilitated these open hearings to examine evidence and interpret the testimony of former military and government agency employees who have witnessed extraterrestrial-related events. He is a political activist, commentator, columnist and the founder and executive director of the Paradigm Research Group and the Extraterrestrial Phenomena Political Action Committee.
 



Dr. Bruce Maccabee 2014 IUFOC Lifetime Achievement Award

This year at the 2014 International UFO Congress Dr. Bruce Maccabee was given the "Lifetime Achievement Award" for his dedication and pursuit of the truth in ufology. Dr. Bruce Maccabee is undoubtedly one of the most significant Ufologists of our time. He has made invaluable contributions to UFO research and many of the most important UFO cases. Dr. Maccabee has been active in science research and UFO investigation for over 40 years and is one of the most interviewed researchers in the entire field.
 

Leslie Kean - UFO's / The Richie Allen Show

 
Published on 18 Feb 2014 By The People's Voice

Disclosure Panel 2014 Conscious Life Expo - Mike Bara - Steve Bassett - Nick Redfern

 
Published on 12 Feb 2014 By Mike Bara
 
Disclosure Panel 2014 Conscious Life Expo - Mike Bara - Steve Bassett - Nick Redfern











Take part in UFO documentary

 

A PARANORMAL documentary about UFO sightings in the county is being made for the Cornwall Channel.
The documentary will be made over the course of 2014 with the help of local knowledge and witness accounts. There has been a rise in sightings over the years and particularly in the duchy and all within the UFO triangle hotspots.

Have you ever had an experience or truly believe that there is life on other planets or do you deny life in outer space exists? The film-makers are looking for brave people to come forward and be interviewed about their experiences, to be screened later in the year on the Cornwall Channel on Sky TV 212 / Free Sat 401.
They can arrange to interview you in person and talk about your experiences or accept home-filmed high-quality videos of your interviews and experiences that you can submit online by uploading to either YouTube or Vimeo. Videos must be of a good quality with good sound for these to be considered for the documentary. Also if you have any video footage or photographs of your sightings this can also be featured.

Anyone from UFO / alien enthusiast organisations, the Armed Forces and religious groups are urged to get in touch with views and experiences, if you're a believer or non-believer! X File fans or conspiracy experts, your opinion counts.
To get in touch please e-mail: contact_jason@cheeseandpineapple.org.uk

Ufo spotted over Buenos Aires Argentina

 

Published on 11 Feb 2014 By glaucoaster
 
11-2-2014 05:17 OVNI SOBRE BUENOS AIRES ?
Durante al menos dos minutos, se registro el pasaje de
un elemento Orbital misterioso de gran brillo No identificado" ( Ovni lenticular ?) que surco el cielo de la capital de Argentina sobre el lado Nor / Oeste" , cotejándo la listas Satelitáles (de Heavens Above) , verifique " No existió paso alguno" por esa zona , aunque si la "I S S" tenia su paso posterior media hora después, este nada tubo que ver en cuanto a la zona Celeste, donde se vio y registro el intenso Ovni Lenticular que paresia fulgurar de manera extraña y por momentos con gran magnitud lumínica , orbitando de manera tanto anormal " se alejo hacia el Sur/Oeste , No existiendo en ese sector " a esa hora incidencia alguna de rayos Solares . Equipo empleado de registro SONY TRV 310 salida x video analogico - Musica J S Bach Informa desde Argentina . Ricardo E D'angelo

Bing Translation:
11-2-2014 05:17 UFO ABOUT BUENOS AIRES?
For at least two minutes, record the passage of
"a great shine unidentified mysterious Orbital element" (UFO lenticular?) that Groove to the sky of the capital of Argentina on the north side / West ", cotejando the satellite (from Heavens Above) lists, check"Did not exist any step"for that area, although if"I S S"had his step back half an hour later, this nothing tube to do in terms of the Celeste areawhere he saw and register the intense UFO Lenticular paresis fulgurar strangely and at times with large-scale light, orbiting both abnormally "is alejo South/West, not existing in this sector" at that time any incidence of solar rays. Used SONY TRV 310 output x analog video recording equipment - music J S Bach reports from Argentina. Ricardo E D'angelo
 

Elongated formation of spherical ufo's over Vancouver, BC, Canada ?

Mac: There is no point of reference in this footage 

Published on 18 Feb 2014 By TheUFOReporter1

UFO caught on tape over Vancouver, Canada - February 16, 2014



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Mac:  Many thanks to fellow researcher Charles Lamoureux for bringing this info to my attention.  Charles lives in Vancouver. Bc Canada & has first hand knowledge of these types of sightings..

These objects are infact wild Canadian geese.  I've enhanced the footage to check & I agree!
Many thanks Charles, excellent catch!  Case closed!
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Scientist believes evidence of alien life on Mars was destroyed



Astrobiologist Richard Hoover spent more than forty six years working at NASA. In that time, he established the Astrobiology Research Group at the NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center, and became internationally known for his research on microfossils in meteorites. Hoover has published many papers in which he asserts the discovery of extraterrestrial life in meteorites.

Hoover no longer works for NASA, but he continues his controversial research and is currently an astrobiologist at Athens State University and a visiting research professor with the Centre for Astrobiology at the University of Buckingham. Hoover discussed his research in a lecture at the 2014 International UFO Congress. At the event, Hoover sat down with journalist Lee Speigel of the Huffington Post. Speigel asked Hoover to explain what it is that convinces him that life is not restricted to Earth. Hoover responded, “I am absolutely convinced that life is not restricted to the planet Earth because I have found the remains of lifeforms that are absolutely, conclusively extraterrestrial.”

Richard Hoover lecturing at the IUFOC. (Credit: Open Minds)

Speigel pointed out that Hoover’s findings have met with harsh skepticism by critics. But Hoover stands behind his research. He replied, “These critics will not debate me in an open scientific forum. I would be perfectly willing to go to the Cosmos Club in Washington, to go to any university and have an academic debate and scientific discussion.”
During Speigel’s interview, he also asked Hoover about a possible organism photographed by NASA’s Opportunity rover. Hoover explained,
Opportunity rover in 2004 took an image of a fascinating structure on Mars that shows structural features that are consistent with organisms on Earth known as crinoids . . . Crinoids are echinoderms, like starfish . . . so these are animals! And I’m saying that Opportunity took a photograph on Mars that shows features that are consistent with what we know of crinoids . . . Now, the fascinating thing is here you have a possible fossil of a very interesting organism in a rock on Mars, and three hours and a half after that photograph was done, that rock was destroyed by the rock abrasion tool.
The potentially fossilized crinoid. (Credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell/USGS)
 
The same area after being ground down by the rover’s abrasion tool. (Credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell/USGS)
 
Hoover claims that he asked NASA astrobiologist David McKay to explain why such an interesting structure was destroyed. He was told that it was done “to look at the inside looking for carbon.” But Hoover has a problem with this answer. He explains, “Well, the problem is, anyone who does much in the field of paleontology knows that you don’t have to find carbon to find fossil.” To further explain his confusion by the decision to destroy a potential fossil, Hoover offered this analogy: “If a paleontologist finds on Earth a rock containing an interesting fossil, they collect it. You would never have a paleontologist say, ‘Gee. That may represent a new genus of life on Earth. Where’s my rock hammer? I want to smash that to bits.’”
Although Hoover is not the first to question this 2004 event, it is interesting to hear the opinion of someone formerly associated with NASA.


Large seemingly star shaped ufo filmed over Columbia

 

Published on 19 Feb 2014 By jmhz71
 
UFO Giant Over Colombia Edit 17/02/2014 Record 25/01/2014
Source: Grabado por Carlos Valderrama
Analisis: de JMHZ71


Spherical ufo moves over International Space station

 
Published on 19 Feb 2014 By Streetcap1

Earth is in the background obscured by darkness, so not a Planet or the Moon

Topic UFO: Stanton T. Friedman / Nigel Watson - UFO Investigations Manual



Stanton T. Friedman

On this special one hour premiere episode for season four, Rick welcomes Stanton T. Friedman to the program to discuss his findings, thoughts and theories regarding the subject of Ufology.




Nigel Watson - UFO Investigations Manual

Host Rick Scouler welcomes author Nigel Watson from Plymouth, England to discuss his new book - UFO Investigations Manual: UFO Investigations from 1892 to the Present Day. This Haynes manual examines many UFO investigations worldwide by looking at the government reports, both official and secret that have attempted to explain the 'otherworldly'. This manual also explains how you can identify a UFO yourself and how to classify an alien encounter - was it of the first, second, third, fourth or fifth kind? The findings of scientific research is also explored, as is the human attempts at alien communication and finally, alternative explanations of uncanny happenings.


Bacteria Live At 33,000 Feet


By Stephanie Warren

Earth's upper atmosphere—below freezing, nearly without oxygen, flooded by UV radiation—is no place to live. But last winter, scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology discovered that billions of bacteria actually thrive up there. Expecting only a smattering of microorganisms, the researchers flew six miles above Earth's surface in a NASA jet plane. There, they pumped outside air through a filter to collect particles. Back on the ground, they tallied the organisms, and the count was staggering: 20 percent of what they had assumed to be just dust or other particles was alive. Earth, it seems, is surrounded by a bubble of bacteria.

It’s Alive! & Airborne: In the midst of airborne sea salt and dust, researchers from Georgia Tech unexpectedly found thousands of living fungal cells and bacteria, including E. coli and Streptococcus.
Courtesy Georgia Tech; Photo by Gary Meek
 
Scientists don't yet know what the bacteria are doing up there, but they may be essential to how the atmosphere functions, says Kostas Konstantinidis, an environmental microbiologist on the Georgia Tech team. For example, they could be responsible for recycling nutrients in the atmosphere, like they do on Earth. And similar to other particles, they could influence weather patterns by helping clouds form. However, they also may be transmitting diseases from one side of the globe to the other. The researchers found E. coli in their samples (which they think hurricanes lifted from cities), and they plan to investigate whether plagues are raining down on us. If we can find out more about the role of bacteria in the atmosphere, says Ann Womack, a microbial ecologist at the University of Oregon, scientists could even fight climate change by engineering the bacteria to break down greenhouse gases into other, less harmful compounds.
 
Researchers from Georgia Tech Courtesy Georgia Tech; Photo by Gary Meek


Ufo over San Miguel de Tucumán Argentina ?

 

Published on 13 Feb 2014 By MADE IN HOME ARGENTINA
 
Es un video de un extraño objeto tomado en San Miguel de Tucuman, tomado con mi celular hacia las avenida mate de luna y Pelegrini. Nose que pudo ser lo dejo a su criterio, saquen sus propias conclusiones.La verdad me causo mucha impresion y me costo trabajo enfocar debido a que no podia ubicarlo con la cámara de mala calidad y pequeña, además no podía dejar de mirarlo con mis propios ojos.Que alguien me explique que pudo ser, tiene que haber explicaciones!!!

Bing Translation:
It is a video of a strange object taken in San Miguel de Tucumán, taken with my cellphone to the avenida mate de luna and Pellegrini. Nose that could be leave at its discretion, draw their own conclusions.The truth caused me much impression and I cost work focus because that could not place with poor quality camera and small, also could not stop looking at it with my own eyes.Someone explain me that it might be, there has to be explanations
 

Unknown object captured on film over Mexico

 
Published on 20 Feb 2014 By Adrian Calderon
 
OVNI ENERGETICO 19 de Febrero del 2014, Ciudad de México, 8:54 A.M. Al presentir que había un objeto en el cielo salí a observar al patio después de mucho buscar vi este objeto como de energía, amorfo, interesante se desplazaba lentamente al Sur poniente y después hacia el Sur oriente gracias Adrián Calderón,

Bing Translation:
"UFO energy 19 February 2014, city of Mexico, 8:54 am To sense there was an object in the sky came out to see the courtyard after much search I saw this object as energy, amorphous, interesting moved slowly to the South West and then South East thanks Adrián Calderón,"
 

The Black Knight Satellite, Bracewell Probes, and Philip K. Dick


By Martin Clemens

Here follows one of the most interesting and complex stories of Space Conspiracy in existence. It’s the story of the Black Knight satellite, and so much more. We’re about to go from a misreported news item from 1960, to theoretical science and radio transmission, to the writings of Philip K. Dick, but there’s much ground to cover in between.
It begins in the beginning, sort of.
In March of 1960, Time Magazine published a story in their hallowed rag, detailing the discovery of what ultimately became known as the Black Knight satellite. As the story goes, three weeks prior to their publication, analysts working for the US ‘Dark Fence’ radar program detected an object orbiting above the continental United States. It was labelled a ‘dark satellite’, in that it seemed to be a man-made object in a near-Earth orbit, but wasn’t transmitting any detectable signals.
The Dark Fence program’s purpose was to monitor known satellite objects, whether American or Russian, or otherwise, and to identify new objects, so as to stay abreast of Soviet spy satellites and other space-military operations that might have been undertaken over US airspace. This, of course, was at the height of the Cold War, and the political climate around the world was focused on military secrecy and keeping up with the Russians. It was also at the very beginning of the global Space Race.

Mysterious unidentified flying satellite from STS-88. (Image credit: NASA.)
 
What was strange about this ‘dark satellite’, was that it was neither American nor Russian, or at least it didn’t conform to any known American or Russian satellite at the time. It was also in a ‘polar’ orbit, meaning that it passed over or near both the north and south poles once per revolution, which was reported to be impossible at the time.
The Time article attributed this ‘dark satellite’ to mismanagement of the Dark Fence program, and it was suggested that the object they detected was actually the Discoverer 1 Corona Reconnaissance satellite that was launched in February of the previous year. Discover 1 was intended to have a low-Earth geocentric ‘polar’ orbit, but it failed to achieve such an orbital path and is believed to have crashed somewhere near the South Pole in short order.
Right from the start, Black Knight was an enigma, even though many accepted the idea that it was really just a misplaced American science project. Others, of course, felt there was more to this than was reported.


Astronaut Gordon Cooper Jr.
 
On September 3, 1960, a camera at the Grumman Aircraft Corp. Long Island factory managed to capture an image of the object. It was said to be a redish-pink glowing object moving in an east-to-west orbit, which is, apparently, the opposite of most other man-made satellites, and which doesn’t fit the polar orbit reported by Time. Subsequent to this, astronaut Gordon Cooper Jr. allegedly caught a first-hand glimpse of the object during his 22-orbit Mercury-Atlas 9 flight, which was the final of the Mercury Program missions. Cooper claimed that it was an object much larger than any other man-made satellite of the time, and that it glowed a neon green.
Cooper, who passed away in 2004, had long been sympathetic to the UFOlogy movement and had been vocal about not only the reality of extraterrestrial life, but also the idea that the US government had been and continues to be complicit in a cover-up of contact with such.
Then in 1998, during NASA mission STS-88 to the ISS, flown by the Space Shuttle Endeavour, images were captured of an unidentified object in orbit; an object that a great many people believe is the ever elusive Black Knight satellite.
Following Time’s publication, John Keel detailed the discovery in his book Disneyland of the Gods (1988), wherein he noted that around the same time that Dark Fence detected this mysterious object, ground based HAM operators were reporting having received strange radio signals. According to Keel, one such HAM operator received and decoded a signal and claimed that the message corresponded to a star chart, plotted from Earth 13,000 years ago, and focused on a star system called Epsilon Boötis…and this is where things get really interesting.
 
 

That HAM operator was Duncan Lunan, a Scottish author of science fiction, with a focus on astronomy and spaceflight. Lunan claimed, in an article in the British Interplanetary Society’s magazine, Spaceflight, that he had encountered and interpreted a signal from an alien probe somewhere in orbit around the Earth. He said that the same signal had previously been detected by researchers in the 1920’s who were studying the long delayed echo effect (or LDE), but that they had disregarded the encoded message as having been an echo of an Earth-originating signal bouncing off of either the moon or Earth’s upper atmosphere. In his article, Lunan relayed the decoded message as follows:
“Start here. Our home is Upsilon Bootes, which is a double star. We live on the sixth planet of seven, coming from the sun, which is the larger of the two. Our sixth planet has one moon. Our fourth planet has three. Our first and third planets each have one. Our probe is in the position of Arcturus, known in our maps.”
Many believe, including Lunan, that this message came from a Bracewell probe in orbit around Earth. A Bracewell probe is a theoretical autonomous satellite built to remotely explore distant star systems with the expressed purpose of communicating with alien civilizations. An interesting coincidence in all this, is that the concept of a Bracewell probe was proposed by telecommunication and radioscience engineer Ronald Bracewell, in a paper published in 1960, the same year Black Knight was discovered. A notable example of a Bracewell probe is the device that featured in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode ‘The Inner Light’ (season five, episode 25).
It’s also interesting to note that one of the theoretical causes of the mysterious long delay echo effect, which is a strange anomaly experienced by radio operators, wherein transmitted signals echo back to the transceiver several seconds after transmission, is that alien technology is retransmitting those signals back in the direction of the transmitter in an effort to communicate…possibly by a probe located in orbit.
 
Another image from STS-88
 
That isn’t the most widely accepted theory used to explain LDE of course, but it is listed as a possible cause for the effect, among electromagnetic interference and EME or Earth-Moon-Earth signal bounce (or even EMEME / double EME).
And now we’re about to dive into the real weirdness.
In 1980 Philip K. Dick published what many believe to be his magnum opus, VALIS. VALIS is an almost autobiographical novel, wherein he detailed many of the strange and paranormal experiences he had over his lifetime (up to that point, obviously). In that book he detailed an event that occurred on February 20, 1974 at his home in Chicago, Illinois. He received a delivery at the hands of a beautiful young woman who wore a gold necklace with an odd fish-shaped pendant. Dick recounted that the sun glinted off of the pendant, which caused what he called a ‘pink beam’ that penetrated his eye and imparted untold wisdom in the blink of an eye.
Dick claimed that this ‘pink beam’, which he claimed to have experienced on multiple occasions, was a transformative event in his life, and though most saw it as an hallucination, he used the experience, referred to as 2-3-74, as inspiration for the VALIS Trilogy.
There are a great many people who believe that the origin of that ‘pink beam’ was in fact, the Black Knight satellite, associating the ‘pink beam’ with the redish-pink colour of the satellite. It’s fairly well known that certain academics view VALIS, as a result of comments made by Dick in his exegesis, as a sort of cipher key, needed to decode the true meaning behind Dick’s ten most important works, which are known as the ‘meta-novel’. Those works are: Eye in the Sky, Time Out of Joint, The Man in the High Castle, The Game Players of Titan, Martian Time Slip, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, UBIK, and A Maze of Death.
 
 
The fact that Eye in the Sky was written just three years before Black Knight was discovered, suggests to some that Dick was the recipient of otherworldly communication, possibly from a civilization hailing from the Epsilon Boötis star system.
You might be thinking that it should now be a fairly simple endeavour to confirm the existence of such a thing in orbit around Earth, if it’s still there that is, but consider this…
Right now there are somewhere in the neighbourhood of 100,000 man-made objects orbiting Earth. Some are multi-billion dollar uber-sciencey military satellites, or telecomm satellites or even scientific instruments, but most are simple space junk, like parts off of old spacecraft or dead satellites etc. A good portion of that space junk is ‘dark’, in the same way Black Knight was thought to be, making it very difficult to differentiate between one bit and another. Black Knight may be lost among a cloud of garbage, which seems par for the course on our planet.

 
NASA and other space agencies around the world have put a great deal of thought into the issue of space junk, and the Chinese are currently in the process of developing a sort of net that will be used to collect space debris and safely bring it back to Earth for recycling or to otherwise be dealt with. But what if they bring Black Knight down?
Here’s the thing about all of this. The above may seem like a lot of conjecture and supposition, and perhaps some of it is – surely it’s a stretch to say that Philip K. Dick was a harbinger of tidings from an alien species using a Bracewell probe – but many of the facts are confirmed. Black Knight does seem to exist, and while noting that certain governments do have a penchant for secret technology and clandestine operations, its origin and purpose seems to defy explanation. If we are able to accept the stories and theories held therein, and the, at times tenuous, connections between them, can we accept that there’s a 13,000 year old alien probe orbiting our planet, sending literary inspiration to select people via the gold necklaces of attractive delivery people?