Thursday, 5 February 2015

The truth about UFOs and aliens is out there


By Mike Hallowell

DURING a recent radio interview, the presenter asked me why, if UFOs exist, no one has produced any definitive evidence to prove it.

I assured him that there is a veritable mountain of proof – for those who have eyes to see.

As I’ve mentioned before in this column, UFO researchers and political lobbyists have an annual convention explicitly dedicated to getting the evidence out there.

The first thing that even diehard sceptics have to acknowledge is that there is an awful lot of eyewitness testimony to be had, and any rational person who takes the time to look at it would have to acknowledge that either the thousands of witnesses are deluded or lying, or we are indeed being visited by non-human intelligences from elsewhere.

DURING a recent radio interview, the presenter asked me why, if UFOs exist, no one has produced any definitive evidence to prove it.

I assured him that there is a veritable mountain of proof – for those who have eyes to see.

As I’ve mentioned before in this column, UFO researchers and political lobbyists have an annual convention explicitly dedicated to getting the evidence out there.

The first thing that even diehard sceptics have to acknowledge is that there is an awful lot of eyewitness testimony to be had, and any rational person who takes the time to look at it would have to acknowledge that either the thousands of witnesses are deluded or lying, or we are indeed being visited by non-human intelligences from elsewhere.

Ah, but that’s not “scientific evidence”, say some. “Eyewitness testimony is unreliable.”

Well, I’d agree that eyewitness testimony might be unreliable within the field of science, but that doesn’t make it unreliable per se.

If 1,000 independent witnesses tell me they’ve seen a donkey running down the middle of King Street, odd though that may be, I’d be pretty tempted to believe them.

Why? Because the idea so many people would independently decide to tell such a fib without any apparent motivation is far more difficult to swallow than the idea of a donkey running down the street.

“It’s not just lights in the sky these people are seeing”, said Ricardo Reyes.

“They’ve seen ET hardware, top-secret documentation and, in some cases, biological material which is alien in nature.”

And that’s the point. If a witness sees a bright light in the sky it could be any number of things other than an alien spacecraft.

However, if they should see a classified memo from the Vice-President of the USA stating that UFOs really exist, then there is simply no wiggle-room.

Either the witness is lying, the document is fake, or the document is real. It’s that simple.

Now it’s true that there are faked UFO documents out there, and I once had the pleasure of personally exposing one.

But some are real and have been stamped as authentic by world-renowned document analysts.

In 2013, there was a Citizens Hearing held in the USA on the UFO subject.

Respected lawyers, scientists, journalists, and others all testified under oath that they had seen incontrovertible proof that some UFOs were indeed alien spacecraft and that contact with their occupants was made in 1947.

The organisers have a database of hundreds of people – astronauts, astronomers and physicists amongst them – who are prepared to disclose what they know as long as they are given immunity from prosecution.  

Copies of this database, along with copies of restricted documents signed by very high-ranking individuals, have now been sent to every Member of Congress in the USA.

The objective is to force a full Congressional Hearing on the UFO enigma.

The Citizens Hearing itself was steered by a committee which contained US politicians of real calibre, and there can be no doubt that the real truth about the UFO phenomenon is being withheld from the public.

As former Director of the CIA, Roscoe H Hillenkoetter, noted, “Behind the scenes, high-ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about UFOs.

“But through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense.”

It’s ironic that while sceptics are bleating about the need for “scientific proof”, hundreds of the scientists they revere so much claim to have the proof they seek but are being prevented from presenting it due to draconian laws concerning national security.

So, the sceptics want to see the evidence made public and so do the campaigners.

Unlikely bedfellows they may be, but the sceptics should be supporting the campaigners in their efforts as they purportedly both want the same thing; the truth.

Behind the official denials, a growing number of people around the globe, including a former Canadian Defence Minister, are now saying, “Enough is enough; it’s time we told the people the truth”.

Next week we’ll take a closer look at what they have to say.

• Seen something strange? Tell Mike at wraithscape@mikehallowell.com

Diamond shaped UFO over Tepotzotlán Mexico


Published on 3 Feb 2015 by jmhz71

UFO Diamond shaped in Tepotzotlán Mexico 02/02/2015

Air Force UFO files in the spotlight - Spacing Out! Ep. 103


By Open Minds Production

Published on 23 Jan 2015
Files from one of the U.S. Air Force's official investigations of UFOs are in the spotlight. Although these files have been available for decades, they were recently added to a website in a much more user-friendly manner. Also, astronomers detected a strange radio signal that has them perplexed. These stories and more on this episode of Spacing Out!

UFO Planet Ep 120 - Stephen Bassett Interview


Published on 25 Jan 2015 By Darin Crapo

Stephen Bassett is a political activist and a leading advocate for ending the 68-year government imposed truth embargo regarding an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race. He is the executive director of the Paradigm Research Group (PRG) which recently produce a "Citizen Hearing on Disclosure" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Stephen has spoken to audiences around the world about the implications of formal Disclosure of the extraterrestrial presence. He has given over 1200 radio and television interviews, and PRG's advocacy work has been extensively covered by national and international media. On November 5 PRG launched a Congressional Hearing Initiative seeking the first hearings on Capitol Hill regarding the ET issue since 1968. The 6th "Disclosure Petition VI - Congressional Hearings" was submitted to the White House on January 7 and is currently gathering signatures on the White House website. PRG Websites: www.paradigmresearchgroup.org www.faxonwashington.org www.citizenshearing.org www.citizenhearingfoundation.org www.disclosurepetition.org www.exopoliticsworld.net www.x-conference.com www.worlddisclosureday.org www.x-ppac.org
PRG media coverage: www.paradigmresearchgroup.org/articles/P­RGarticles.html
CHD media coverage: www.citizenhearing.org/press.html 
PRG speaking archive: www.paradigmresearchgroup.org/speaking&a­mp;eventschedule.html

USAF UFO Project Blue Book files go online for free and are then forced to be taken down

The United States National Archives Building in Washington D.C. (Credit: The United States National Archives)

By Alejandro Rojas

Finally, decades after the United States Air Force closed their official investigations into the UFO phenomenon, the files are online in their entirety for free.
Project Blue Book is regarded as the third  UFO investigation project by the USAF. The first was Project Sign, which began in 1947, then Grudge, which ran from 1949 to 1951, and the final project, Blue Book, ran from 1951 to 1969. The files surrounding the investigation of the sightings are all included in the Project Blue Book files. That is, unless, as some suggest, there are secret investigations that the public still does not have access to.

Either way, although these files have all been declassified, since the close of Project Blue Book, it has taken a trip to the National Archives to get full access to them. Some websites have put up portions of the files, and one website, Fold3, finally posted all of them a few years ago. However, visitors could just view them and had to pay a membership fee to download them.
Note: Apparently you can download the files at Fold3 for free now, but it is one page at a time, and in the jpeg picture format. The Black Vault offers the files in PDF documents, making it much quicker and easier to download. Many of them are also searchable. 
Now researchers and UFO enthusiasts, including myself, can save some money. The files have been placed online by John Greenewald who runs a website called The Black Vault. Greenewald has been submitting Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests since he was a teenager to get the government to share what it knows about UFOs and other clandestine matters.
He has posted these files online, and over the years has amassed the largest online repository of such materials. He has over one million pages hosted there. Now that he has finally finished the daunting task of making the Blue Book files available, he now has over 130,000 more.

The staff of Project Blue Book. Sitting in the center is Hector Quintanilla, 
the last chief officer of Project Blue Book.

I interviewed Greenewald to ask him some of his thoughts about posting the Blue Book files.
Why did you decide to post the files?
Greenewald: Plain and simple, they are UFOlogical history.  There are a few sources for these records out there, some of which are incomplete, while others are harder to navigate or are not geared towards the actual researcher. So, I wanted to compile these in a straight forward, easily searchable database, and that in itself is unlike what is out there and makes this new site powered by The Black Vault a bit unique.
Why do you think these files are important after all of these years?
Greenewald: Project Blue Book (along with Sign and Grudge) holds a special place in UFO history. Whether or not it TRULY investigated UFO sightings in the sense we wanted it to, it doesn’t matter.  It is a project that lasted for over 20 years, and they investigated thousands of cases. Sure, many of them they claimed were all explanatory, but you still have a few gems that remain a mystery. But further, you can use this data to compare and contrast to what it is today and start drawing conclusions, or rather, maybe pose new questions that investigators haven’t thought of yet.
For years, this data sat on microfilm in the National Archives.  Now with the power of the internet, they were brought online, but in ways that were not easily used, incomplete, or plain and simple, didn’t get the exposure it deserved.  I hope this new resource changes that, spotlights this era in UFO history, and offers a research point that those in the coming years of UFO investigation can learn from, utilize, and reference.
Why have they not been available online for free until now?
Greenewald: To convert and archive 130,000 pages is no easy task.  There are some sites that tried to create the archive… but really didn’t gear it towards the researcher or the investigator.  Some charge for the information (if it’s even complete), others make it hard to download or read, and others are just incomplete.
I tried with this new site to ensure that everyone could use it and learn from it.  When I started The Black Vault when I was 15 years old, I was stunned by the lack of information on the internet. Now, nearly 2 decades later, many sites have caught on and archiving the data – but they want to charge you for it.  Almost 20 years later, and roughly 1.5 million pages that are given away for free, I am happy to say I have kept the promise I made to myself to never charge anyone to learn.
– End of Interview –
I know for myself, and for other researchers and journalists, the posting of these files will make it much easier to explore some of the hidden gems in the files. There are hundreds of files that the USAF regarded as genuine “unknowns.” The exact number is somewhat murky.
The USAF claims that Blue Book included 12,618 sightings reports, 701 of which remained “unidentified.” This would account for about 5.5% of the files. However, official lists of these “unidentified” cases only include 560 or so cases. Other researchers have gone through the files and found there are actually more like 14,000 cases, with about 1600 “unknowns.”

The National Archive’s page on UFOs. (Credit: Archives.gov)

As the debate over how many USAF UFO investigation cases were truly never explained continues, due to Greenewald’s work, the citizen researcher now has the ability to peruse the files without having to travel or subscribe to a membership.
You can find the Project Blue Book cases all at this link at: TheBlackVault.com

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USAF UFO Blue Book files forced to be taken down

The news was ablaze with the story of files regarding the U.S. Air Force’s investigation into the UFO phenomenon being posted online at The Black Vault website. Most news outlets neglected to report that these files were not new to the internet, but that what was new was that they were in a PDF format, and much more accessible than they had been previously.
Regardless, interest in the files soared, and many local media outlets combed the files for UFO cases in their neck of the woods. This spawned many stories about UFO sightings the U.S. Air Force took an interest in when they were officially investigating UFOs from the late 40s to the late 60s.

However, now, unfortunately, the files at The Back Vault have been forced to be taken down. Fold3, a site that posts military files and is a subsidiary to Ancestery.com, has claimed they have a digital copyright over the files.
John Greenewald, owner of The Black Vault, has sent out this statement:
The Black Vault’s Statement on the Project Blue Book Files
January 29th, 2015 – It is with great frustration to announce, that Ancestry.com, and their subsidiary Fold3, has laid down a claim to copyright on the Project Blue Book material – which has long been labeled as “public domain” by the National Archives & Records Administration (NARA).

Ancestry.com is claiming ownership to the digital version of this material – despite me having records that Fold3 doesn’t even have in their archive and I received under the FOIA starting back in 1996.  They simply claimed it was 100% theirs and I was forced to remove it.

Because of my attempt with properly crediting Fold3 with a DIRECT LINK to their site as partial credit for some of the material, they used that show of proper credit by me to issue a copyright claim under the Digital Copyright Millennium Act (DCMA). Anyone who knows anything about the law can attest; you are “guilty until proven innocent” so this was the beginning of the end. I never hid from Fold3 as a source, and even brought them up in some media interviews I did take part in, which were all cut out. No one cared about that part of the story – this new archive was what they wanted to report on because it was simple, straight forward, easy and free. And people loved it.
Based on an evidence-less claim I was forced to remove the entire site.  That’s right, there was ZERO evidence submitted to my web hosting provider of ownership or copyright or license, but rather, they simply placed the accusation which is all it takes.

In good faith, I took the site down in hopes a compromise could be reached. They already had credit given on the front page of the site for some of the material, and that link alone resulted in a 12%+ increase in their entire statistics since they posted records in 2007, and my link multiplied their weekly hits by 10x, yes ten times, in only 5 days (statistics are posted on their page, so I am not guessing on those statistics but rather took notes).
I stated there was much more information here than is cited to Fold3, but they didn’t care.  I offered giving them a full 100% “share of voice” banner ad to advertise Fold3 (in addition to the link already driving them traffic), or to sell ads with no profit share to me, and they didn’t care. I asked if they would work with me on any capacity, because CLEARLY interest was being generated by my audience (and obviously not by theirs) but they didn’t care.
In the end – they offered I become a member of their affiliate program – and offer a link to them in exchange for a portion of sales generated. ie: You have to sign up with them, pay a membership, and they give me a percentage.  I quickly declined.

This is public record material, and it should remain so. To lay ‘exclusive’ claim to it in the digital world, when both sites (my site and theirs) offer it for free – is ludicrous and a waste of time and money for everyone.
But at the end of the day, I am proud to have brought attention to information that although has been available for quite some time – the public at large never knew it existed.  I will let Google Trends prove my point.  Here is the popularity of Project Blue Book, since 2005, and a graph relating to people searching for information on it.


See that spike?  Yes, The Black Vault did that… and I am proud to be the one who caused such an uproar of interest by the public and the media (despite some erroneous facts in the reporting).
Did some media outlets misreport? Yes, and if this page was still up, there was a message on the front page setting the record straight.
But, call it corporate greed, a legal loophole, or a grey area in the copyright law, all of that is gone in the name of getting your personal information, and your credit card, by a corporation that has a wallet much thicker than mine. I’ll let you decide what the right label is to put on this entire mess.
Does all of this upset you? Me too!  And I invite you to express your thoughts to Ancestry.com, Fold3, and anyone else you’d like to express your disappointment:

Fold3
355 South 520 West
Suite 250
Lindon, UT 84042
Ph 1-800-613-0181
support@fold3.com

Ancestry Inc. Corporate Headquarters
360 West 4800 North
Provo, UT 84604
Ph 801-705-7000
Fx 801-705-7001
support@ancestry.com

In 18+ years, I’ve never seen anything like this, and it is a sad day for the world of public domain, public information, public record and the idea of “Freedom of Information”.
I have vowed from day 1, never to fall into the pit of desire of placing a price tag on PUBLIC information. It’s a shame I am very much alone in that belief.
Sincerely,
John Greenewald, Jr.
The Black Vault
http://www.theblackvault.com



TV show looking for aliens on Earth


By Jason McClellan

A new television show is searching for extraterrestrials. But rather than looking to the stars, this show is looking for visitors right here on planet Earth.
Some believe that extraterrestrials may have visited Earth long ago. And others firmly believe that visitors from other worlds are here now.
This show, which is seemingly working with the tentative title of Aliens Among Us, aims to explore the possibility that extraterrestrials not only exist, but that they actually live among us.

The show is reportedly being produced by an Emmy Award-winning production company for a major television network.

The casting information for the show reads:
"Maybe you arrived here from another planet, but don’t remember how or why? Maybe you’re an alien-human hybrid. Maybe you are married to an alien. Or maybe you have experience studying alien activity".

If you’ve ever met an alien, if you believe you ARE an alien, or if you study extraterrestrial activity, and if you have an interest in participating in this show, send an email to AliensAmongUs1@gmail.com with your name, age, phone number, location, and a couple photos of yourself.

Paradigm Research Group Progress


By P.R.G.

WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: support congressional hearings for government/agency/political witnesses to extraterrestrial related events and evidence    

The petition currently has 12,321 signatures and will expire on February 6. It will not achieve 100,000 signatures and receive a formal response from the White House, but it will have done its job. That job being to help notify the White House and the media of the Congressional Hearing Initiative underway.

As of February 6, the Disclosure Petition Initiative will have run its course. PRG hopes the next petition it sends to the White House will be to call for an amnesty program for government employees coming forward to speak in the post-Disclosure world - in other words, the beginning of the post-Disclosure Petition Initiative. And so it goes.

Spread the word and share the link to the petition at:  http://wh.gov/igRrq

[NOTE: Over the 21 days the petition has been active: 1) the short promotion link provided by the White House website broke for two days directing people to a page of garbled text, 2) a campaign by one or more persons was conducted generating nearly 1,000 fraudulent signatures hundreds at one time with exactly the same initials and city, and 3) the petition has been locked up for three days not accepting signatures as of this Update. None of this happened on the previous six Disclosure petitions. Welcome to the exciting world of Internet based advocacy.] 

Social Media Campaign 
The social media campaign to make Congress aware of the Congressional Hearing Initiative has generated approximately 1,000,000 Twitter, Facebook and email messages since Oct. 31. The messaging effort will continue through the end of February.

UFOs (Chinese Lanterns) over West Palm Beach?


By WPTV 5  29.01.15

Have you seen anything strange in the sky tonight?

Some NewsChannel 5 viewers are emailing pictures and videos of what they describe as "red/orange balls of light I the sky."

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UFO expert analyzes recent Mid-South sightings


By WMC Action News 5

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -
Since hearing about Project Blue Book on January 20, dozens of UFO believers and skeptics contacted WMC Action News 5 with more information.

In the 40s, 50s, and 60s, Project Blue Book was the name of the Air Force's files on UFOs or unidentified flying objects. Those files are now available online for anyone to look through. But UFO sightings did not stop in the 60s.

A camera caught a white object in the blue Memphis sky on Jan. 20, 2015. Is it a bird? A plane? It's obviously not Superman. So, what is it?
WMC Action News 5's Andrew Douglas took your questions to Eddie Middleton, who is a college professor and the director of the Tennessee branch of MUFON (Mutual UFO Network).

"I would want to interview the witness," Middleton said. "If I assess that they are credible, I would probably want to classify that as an unknown. It can't be identified."

Middleton has been following and researching UFOs for the better part of 30 years.

"We have many sightings in the Mid-South area," Middleton said. "I'd say 95 percent are not reported. It's rare that people will report a sighting."

But in today's world, people are equipped with more cameras than ever before making proof easier to come by. During Fourth of July fireworks in Downtown Memphis in 2014, someone saw something strange in the sky. It was reportedly blinking and moving at different speeds. Could it be?

"We know from a lot of experience over the years that they do tend to show up during firework displays. I guess they know that they're not going to be spotted readily."

Middleton says Tennessee has some of the highest reports of sightings in the South. Tennessee MUFON meets once a month to talk about it.

"I got people coming in from Waverly, Tennessee, who've been having actual encounters with entities on their property."

Are we alone or are others with us? It's a topic you can explore right here in the Mid-South.

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UFO photographed by a girl in Twin Falls Idaho


Published on 30 Jan 2015 by jmhz71

OVNI Gigante captado En foto por una Niña en EUA twin falls Idaho capturado el 10 9 2014
DALE LIKE A LA PAGINA 

Google Translation:
Giant UFO captured in photo with a girl in Twin Falls Idaho USA captured on September 10, 2014

Raymond Yakeleya seeks stories for UFO documentary


By CBC News

N.W.T. filmmaker is collecting stories about UFO sightings in the north.  Raymond Yakeleya has never seen a UFO, but he believes.

The filmmaker, born in Tulita, N.W.T., is collecting stories about UFO sightings in the North for a documentary.  
There have been reports of sightings and encounters with extraterrestrials throughout the N.W.T. over the years, including one earlier this month in Fort Smith.
Yakeleya says there's even a UFO connection and evidence in Dene legend.

"We have in one of our legends a story about alien visitations where the chief of the alien people has requested a Dene wife, and that it happened," he said. 
“I’ve often wondered about that, how is it possible that our people would have alien beings in our legends,” he said. “One thing I do know about my people is they don’t lie, they don’t make things up like that.”

He said he’s heard many stories from elders who say they’ve seen UFOs out on the land. He says even though he’s never experienced alien encounters, he can’t discount what others say.

Yakeleya's film is tentatively called UFOs, Aliens and First Nations.
Since starting work on the project, Yakeleya has heard many people talk about alien sightings and abductions.

“If we’re ever going to really understand this phenomenon we have to talk about it," he said. 

Yakeleya says he and other children in residential school were shamed for sharing their culture’s legends and he wants people to open up about their experiences.

“When we’re sharing things it’s a really poor way — if we’re ever going to learn things — to shame people,” he says. “It’s beautiful to listen to people.”

Yakeleya expects the shooting and editing will be finished this spring. Part of the challenge is illustrating the stories. He’s been working on finding drawings and some photographs.  He is now filming in Alberta and hopes to visit the N.W.T. in February.

Revealing the “Roswell Slides”


By Nick Redfern

If you are fascinated by the UFO controversy and aren’t aware of the even bigger controversy of the so-called “Roswell Slides” then you must surely have been living under a rock for a fairly significant amount of time. It’s a story that goes back a couple of years and concerns the acquisition of slides – from 1947 – said to show the corpse of a strange creature allegedly (A) born on another world and; (B) scooped up by the U.S military in the summer of 1947. Yep: Roswell. The bodies. Finally. So we are told.

The story has been simmering, surfacing, submerging, and surfacing yet again for many a moon. But, finally, we have a development. In a new article titled “The Public Reveal of the Roswell Alien Slides” (which can be found at Kevin Randle’s A Different Perspective blog), Tony Bragalia (part of the “Dream Team” investigating the slides) says:

“What some say represents stunning visual evidence of a humanoid creature that was found crashed near Roswell, NM in 1947 will soon to be released in an international livestream event. Referred to by some as ‘the Roswell Slides,’ the Kodachrome images have now been authenticated by expert scientists and their provenance has been confirmed. During that long process many have speculated about precisely what these pictures show. People will now be able to see for themselves with the public reveal of the slides on May 5th 2015.”

Will the revealed slides show any resemblance to this scene at the Roswell Museum?

The location of the unveiling of the slides: the 10,000-seater, National Auditorium, Mexico.

It’s a story that revolves around a now-deceased married couple, Bernerd and Hilda Ray (he was a geologist and she was a lawyer). She had intriguing contacts and he had a connection to Roswell. In 1947. Or, in other words: take that, UFO skeptics. In a fashion that is not entirely clear (whether the events of May 5 will change things on that score remains to be seen), the Rays either took or acquired the images that are now in slide form and finally ready for disclosure.
Tony Bragalia says that various professionals agree that the thing in the slides once lived and that it is not a deformed human. He believes it to be something non-terrestrial. Alien, in other words. A lot have people have chimed in on this affair, but very little has been resolved. And, I have to wonder, how much can be resolved.
If the film has been authenticated as being of 1947 vintage (which is what we are told), and that it was also exposed in 1947 (as we are also told, but I don’t see how the latter can be confirmed), how does that specifically confirm the body – whatever it may be – came from the Foster Ranch, Lincoln County, New Mexico where all the action went down on that long-gone, fateful and fatal day? Well, it actually doesn’t, because it can’t.

For now we can only speculate as to what the slides will reveal

The 1947 dating, plus the fact that Bernerd Ray had a Roswell connection, is suggestive of a link to the Roswell affair. In situations like this, it’s always important to stress what we know for sure, and balance it against what we think is likely or logical.

I wonder, too, if the May 5 event will shed light on other aspects of the “Roswell slides” issue – such as that I was given certain details on the case (including the names of Bernerd and Hilda Ray, and their link to Midland, Texas, which is an under-appreciated aspect of the story) before the information was in the pubic domain. The Dream Team was both concerned and intrigued that I was given the information before they had released it.

Then there is the matter of a certain computer hacker who 100 percent illegally accessed the emails of me, Tony Bragalia and Rich Reynolds of the UFO Conjecture(s) blog, who has extensively written and commented on the matter of the slides. There was supposed to have been a law enforcement investigation of this. It seems to have fizzled away. No matter, a new one is soon to begin.

All of which brings me back to what’s going to happen on May 5. Maybe we will get the truth of Roswell. Maybe we won’t. Or, maybe, we will get what Ufology always gives us: more questions, more enigmas, and nothing 100 percent solid.