Thursday, 27 November 2014

Spacing Out! Ep. 98 - Roswell UFO researcher claims he has alien photos

Published on 21 Nov 2014
A key researcher of the 1947 Roswell UFO incident claims he has photos of an extraterrestrial. That and other UFO news on this episode of Spacing Out!

Unknown Objects Caught on Video Over Corby U.K.

UFO Casebook
Original Source: Mufon

I was shocked the object appeared to go down and out of sight...

Corby, Great Britain  19th November 2014
I was standing outside my front door when I caught a glimpse of something out of the corner of my eye and saw something shoot across the sky; then suddenly stop at that point.
I got my phone out and recorded the object. I wasn't sure what to think when I first saw the object.
It had green lights that seemed to be flashing randomly; I could just make out it was a solid object and the way it moved from right to left and up and down, I couldn't explain it; I'm baffled.
I just couldn't believe what I was seeing. I think I was shocked the object appeared to go down and out of sight. I was rooted to the spot; it took me about 10 minutes to move and go inside.
Then I kept going in and out the front door in case I saw it again. It was a feeling of disbelief.
Did I really see that, or was I just imagining it; but I have video footage, that's says I did. I'm still in a bit of shock now an hour later.

News 9 Investigates The Phenomenon Of RODS

By Kelly Ogle - News 9

Cameras capture a variety of moments in time, but sometimes they capture something else, something unexplained. One man from New Mexico believes he's discovered a new life form, which has spurred a worldwide debate.
"There is a phenomenon that exist among us," said Jose Escamilla, founder and researcher of RODS. "They're like sky fish. They swim through the air like fish."

He first captured a strange image on his photographs back in 1994.

"At first I thought they were insects, birds you know floating close to the lens of the camera," he said.

However, at such a high shutter setting, he says he eliminated the possibility of it being an insect or a bird, but something else, something mysterious.

"We think it's a living entity of some kind. It does have behavior of being alive," said Escamilla. "They're very evasive, they're super fast."

Escamilla calls this entity a ROD, measuring one to six feet long with a cylinder body and multiple sets of wings.

"We don't know what they're doing here. We don't know how long they've been here," he said. "We have rock carvings that appears to show RODS on carve drawings from 50,000 years ago."

Skeptics, however, don't buy into the ROD theory. Skeptics like Mark Zimmerman, an assistant Professor of Photography at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.

"I hate to call myself a skeptic, but I'm probably labelled as that because I just think there's some sort of scientific answer for things like this," said Zimmerman. "I think it's interesting and makes for a good topic of discussion."

In fact, he discussed the phenomenon in class recently after one of his students, Erick Perry, captured what appears to be a ROD in a photograph taken for a class assignment.

"It was actually somebody in class who pointed it out," said Perry.

As part of the assignment, Perry took the same photograph at a cemetery during different times of the day. In the night photograph, a white object appeared in the upper right-handed corner.

"People in class joked around about it, like UFOs, but most likely, it was probably like a bug or a plane or something," he said. "The fact that it was in a cemetery made it a little more creepy."

Zimmerman agrees the object is more than likely not out of this world.

"You can capture planes as they're going across the sky, satellites, things that you typically wouldn't see other than like a dot typically when you look up," he said. "Whereas with the longer shutter, when it's open, things will move and light will reflect off of it."

Wanting to prove his point, Zimmerman shot a series of photographs at different exposure times around a porch light, capturing what appears to be objects similar to Rods, but actually turned out to be moths. Like other camera experts, Zimmerman says cameras are capable of producing artifacts, something in the picture that wasn't actually there.

Escamilla viewed Perry's photograph from class and says the mysterious object is not a ROD, but perhaps an airplane. However, he says that doesn't disprove his ROD theory.

"Each object has its own certain footprint, it's certain pattern of flight, you can tell what an insect looks like, you can tell what a bird looks like, a dragonfly and a ROD is a ROD," he said.

Escamilla says RODS can be seen anywhere but their hotbeds are in Washington DC, New Orleans, Canada, Mexico, Texas, Arizona and California the U.S. He says they've also been captured in Scotland, Russia, Japan, China, Germany and the UK.

Escamilla has seen RODS in photographs and video of space and even underwater. He even spied a ROD in video taken from SkyNews9 during tornado coverage in 1999.

"Those RODS are huge. That one white ROD that comes out of the top of the cloud, that cloud front was 10 miles away from the helicopter and it comes out in three frames. That thing must have been a 100 feet in length," said Escamilla.

So what do you believe? Do rods exist among us, these strange living things that appear and disappear in the blink of an eye, caught at just the right moment in time?

"I think everyone always has some sort of conspiracy on anything. I mean, it could be Bigfoot," said Zimmerman.

"This phenomenon is real and for those of you who don't believe in it, that's your prerogative. You can believe what you want, or disbelieve, but the fact is, these things are here," said Escamilla. "They are doing something here. We don't know what they do but they are doing it."

Escamilla says technology has improved the documentation of RODS, where he's now able to capture them using infrared filters and in high-speed footage.

Activist demands congressional action on aliens — of the extraterrestrial kind (Steve Bassett)

While Congress and the White House argue over illegal aliens, Stephen Bassett — founder of Paradigm Research Group and a registered lobbyist - continues to demand that lawmakers, the White House and assorted officials tell what they know about aliens. As in extraterrestrials.

The determined Mr. Bassett has already organized a “Citizen Hearing on Disclosure” last year at the National Press Club in the nation’s capital. A DVD of the 30-hour close encounter between witnesses, six former congressmen, law enforcement, experts and journalists was sent to all members of Congress on Nov. 5, as a matter of fact.

Mr. Basset now says he will “renew direct engagement” with lawmakers and has organized an aggressive social media campaign among like-minded voters who also want answers about UFO sightings, alien technology and other matters. He offers a dozen sample tweets for interested folk, a #disclosure hashtag and a mission statement: “Dedicated to ending the government imposed
truth embargo regarding an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race.”

Congress last addressed the issue formally in 1968, Mr. Bassett says.

There is some transparency afoot, though. In 2011, the FBI released a limited number of documents - immediately deemed the “X-Files” by the eager press - still found in what the agency deemed its online “vault.” In 2009, the NSA also declassified some historical information and made it public online, right alongside material related to POWs and the Kennedy assassination.

Other governments have embraced transparency even further; Britain’s defense agency released 52,000 pages of formerly classified material simply titled “UFOS” to the public in 2013. Millions of curious viewers from 160 nations promptly visited the archives site online.

Mr. Bassett, meanwhile, is ready to rumble.

“This will be a concentrated three-month effort accompanied by substantial media coverage. If congressional hearings are held, it is quite likely the truth embargo will collapse,” he predicts.

Did We Find Another Planet In Our Solar System?

Published on 21 Nov 2014

It’s long been theorized that there is a planet in our solar system that is beyond Neptune and Pluto. Amy is here to discuss new evidence that might back up this theory.

MUFON Kick Starter - A New Global UFO Database

The Mutual UFO Network has designed a new system to capture UFO reports, display the data, and find answers. Now we need to build it.

First things first. Some good news about taxes: MUFON is a 501(3)c non-profit. Your donation is tax deductible! 

Second important line of business: Existing members and donors! We have you covered. Please be assured that we recognize your support through the years! If you are an existing member of MUFON and select a reward that includes a 2-year Premium Explorer membership, 2 awesome things will happen:

1) Your existing membership will be upgraded to Explorer level. (scroll to the very bottom of the page for the fine print on this new premium membership.)
2) Your membership will be extended 2-years from the expiration date of your current membership. 

**And a special thanks to James Fox for the interview clips at the beginning of the video, as well as his endorsement of this project.**

Now to answer the big questions.

WHAT exactly are we trying to accomplish? 

WHAT are the rewards?

WHO is MUFON? And WHY are we qualified? 

WHEN will we launch our new system? 

WHY do we need 78k? 

Ok, let's dive in.

WHAT exactly are we trying to accomplish?

WHAT exactly are we trying to accomplish?

If you'd rather see it than read about it, check out our prototype. Remember, a prototype is just the visual mock-up of what we are trying to build.
If you'd rather see it than read about it, check out our prototype. Remember, a prototype is just the visual mock-up of what we are trying to build.
1) Improve the usability of the "Report a UFO" experience to gather MORE data and CLEANER data. With better design, we can ensure that fewer people abandon their report before finishing. We also need to revise which questions are asked, and how. Test out the first draft of our redesign.

The user interface of the existing Report a UFO experience, alongside the proposed redesign

The user interface of the existing Report a UFO experience, alongside the proposed redesign
2) Cleaner data will allow us to do more with that data. We want to provide a free, accessible and robust interface to filter, sort, search and visualize the data. This will help professional and armchair researchers find patterns and possibly even answers in the UFO data. 

Here are a few examples of the types of searches you will easily be able to do. 

"Show all black triangle sightings with more than 2 witnesses that occurred in the state of New York during the month of January from 1981-1992"

"Show only reports that have been reported by government officials that include official government documents, involving green lights"

"Show all sightings that happened near airports, in daylight, with more than 3 testimonials, including images"

3) Allow historical, heavily-researched cases to be searched alongside the thousands of incoming reports. Cases from antiquity, Project Blue Book, the COMETA report and other reputable sources will be tagged with metadata and will be searchable as a result. Access to books, articles, papers and other documentation will be integrated into the database. (In a nutshell, get Hangar 1 Case Files Online.)

4) Improve the speed and security of the database. Make sure it's snappy as well as protected from potential hacks.

5) Create a more valuable member experience. Our membership dues are what keep our lights on. With the new online system we will be able to offer more value to our generous members. With a better membership, we hope to significantly grow our member base and our operational budget in kind. Then we can engage in even more investigative journalism and activism and fund important research. It's a win-win. Members get more and MUFON can do more. Here are a few new things we want to offer our members:

A logged in state, with an online member profile (public or private)
Custom saved searches 
Optional alerts when new reports match a save search
Premium database features
Database CSV export ability
Bookmarked reports and articles
Enhanced commenting and community features
Integrated polling and voting on important UFO and MUFON issues
Automatic MUFON Store discounts
Better integrations with local chapter activity and events
Continued early access to the MUFON Journal (but, in the spirit of free information, back issues will be accessible to the public)

Draft of Member Profile page

Draft of Member Profile page
 6) Improve the general usability, visual design and scientific tone of the website. Create a better content organization that makes more useful and usable on desktop computers, tablets and mobile devices.

Ex-NASA Worker Claims She Saw Humans on Mars in 1979

By Paul Seaburn

For those of you tired of looking at pictures from Mars that appear to be skulls, levitating rocks or animals, here’s a story with a new twist. An audio clip posted on YouTube from a Coast to Coast AM show has a woman claiming to be an ex-NASA employee also claiming that she and some colleagues were watching a video feed in 1979 from the Viking lander when they saw two human-like figures walking around.

“Jackie” called in to tell her story to John Lear, the former CIA pilot, ufologist and well-known conspiracy theorist. She is heard saying she handled the downlink telemetry from Viking. She and six coworkers were watching a group of monitors when the incident occurred.
Then I saw two men in space suits – not the bulky suits we normally used, but they looked protective. They came over the horizon walking to the Viking Explorer.
At that point the video feed cut out, so she says they went “upstairs” but the door was locked and paper was taped over the window so they couldn’t see in. Her question to Lear was whether the men she saw were from NASA.
Lear, who claims NASA landed on Mars in 1966, responds that they were probably from NASA and were there to do repairs on Viking. He said the light spacesuits weren’t even necessary because humans can adapt to breath the Martian atmosphere. After some banter with the host of the show, the audio clip ends.
As expected, there’s both buzz and questions about Jackie’s claim, not to mention Lear’s response. She calls it a “27-year-old mystery” but 1979 is actually 35 years ago. The clip is from 2014 and was posted in September but there’s no specific date of the broadcast. None of her coworkers were with her to corroborate the story. John Lear has many interesting and controversial theories, too numerous to mention (see Micah Hanks’ article for more info), about UFOs, aliens, life on the moon, NASA’s cover-ups of its work with extraterrestrials and 9/11 conspiracies.
Any thoughts? It’s an interesting story. Now that it’s out, let’s hope Jackie’s coworkers come forward with more information.

This image taken by Curiosity shows what looks like a human figure and its shadow.
This image taken by Curiosity shows what looks like a human figure and its shadow.

UFO TV - Ancient Exopolitics and the Supernatural - Graham Hancock

Graham Hancock, author of Fingerprints of the Gods and Supernatural, explores ancient Exopolitics and elements of the paranormal that affect our lives.