Tuesday, 27 February 2018

I-Team: Secret UFO program recorded encounters with unknown objects

LAS VEGAS - Remember the UFO videos released by the Pentagon late in 2017?  It turns out there are even more videos lurking in the military files.
A man who spent 10 years working on the government's secret study of UFOs says there have been many dramatic encounters with unknown technology that is far more advanced than anything in the U.S. military.
Much of the secret UFO study was carried out in southern Nevada.
A former intelligence officer, saw more of those files than anyone.  His name is Luis Elizondo, and most of us first heard his name last October when he stood on a stage with rock star Tom DeLonge and other government insiders. 
"It was in this position that I learned the phenomena is indeed real," Luis Elizondo said.
Until he stepped out on a stage last October alongside rock star Tom DeLonge and other former government insiders, most of the world had never heard of Luis Elizondo, which is how he liked it. Elizondo's government career was spent in the shadows, mostly as a pentagon intelligence officer. 
"I was at the top of my game in my career field and I left it all to have this conversation with the American public," he said.

The conversation is about UFOs. For almost 10 years, Elizondo was a central figure in a secret Pentagon program to study unknown aerial threats. These days, he's preparing to relocate to the sleepy beach town of Encinitas, which is where Tom DeLonge's To The Stars Academy is based.
That organization made public a pair of UFO videos which Elizondo helped to declassify before he left Washington. The videos were recorded by military pilots during encounters with far superior technology. in December, the New York Times reported on Elizondo and the videos, which set off a flurry of mainstream news coverage. Critics questioned whether Elizondo had released the videos on his own, as if he hid them in his lunch pail.
"The Department of Defense made the decision to release them. Released at the unclassified level through the DOD, approved the release for exactly the reason why the request was made. So, it was completely on the up and up," Elizondo said.

One video recorded off San Diego in 2004 capped off a week of encounters between UFOs and the USS Nimitz battle group. Navy pilots got up close and personal with an object they described as a large Tic Tac but which was capable of seemingly impossible movements and acceleration. Critics have come up with many theories about why the video and the chief witness are not legitimate.
"When he tells you, he's seen something go from a near hover or something over the water going 450 knots and all of the sudden it takes off over the horizon in two seconds, you'd better believe he is telling you something he has seen. And by the way that's backed up by three other individuals that were also on that same flight and were backed up by three other individuals that were on the same flight in two other aircraft and then layered by radar operators. It frustrates me when someone says, oh, that's an IR glare or IR fuzz, you know, that's atmospheric conditions," Elizondo said.
Reporter George Knapp: "Or bugs on the windshield?"
Luis Elizondo: "Right. Atmospheric conditions. You cannot lock radar onto, I'm sorry, it's not atmospheric or IR fuzz."
An initial cursory report about the Tic Tac encounter was tossed in a drawer at the Pentagon, but the case was revived after Nevada Senator Harry Reid and colleagues initiated a formal program to study UFO incidents involving the military.
The civilian contractor was Bigelow Aerospace in North Las Vegas. Investigators interviewed 18 witnesses to the Tic Tac case and declared it to be a legitimate unknown.
Reporter George Knapp:  "The Tic Tac, that's not Russian, not Chinese, and not ours, right? It's somebody else's?
Luis Elizondo: "Right, right, 
Reporter George Knapp: "From somewhere else?"
"I think even more compelling, if this was a Tic Tac we saw in 2004, that would have been extremely advanced technology and capabilities for 2004. I think everyone agrees it is considered extremely exotic technology today, let alone 2004 but these observations match with previous observations going well before that," Elizondo said.
In other words, there have been other Nimitz type incidents both before and since. There is a second video released by the Pentagon. It shows an object dubbed the Gimbal. It is not related to the Tic Tac case, Elizondo confirmed. Other independent sources told the I-Team the video was recorded off the coast of Florida in 2015.
There are many other dramatic encounters not yet made public. 
"The Nimitz is an example of one case, one of many that we looked at," Elizondo said. "When it continues to happen as a pattern, that's when we get to the point where we're increasingly concerned, because it is not an anomaly, now it's a trend."
People familiar with the UFO study say about two dozen UFO videos are being declassified for release to the public in the coming months.  Elizondo says the technology displayed by the UFOs is beyond anything we have, but that scientists think they now understand how it works.   More on that part of the story will be revealed by the I-Team in the days ahead.

SAVE THE DATE: Burien UFO Festival is returning on Thursday, April 5, 2018!

By The B-Town Blog

BUFO is coming back!
After a year off (missing time?!), the 2018 Burien UFO Festival will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018!
New this year – live UFO-related seminars with guest experts! Details to come, so stay tuned…
ALSO…the Burien Film Festival will have a special contest for BUFO: a 5-7 minute short film contest themed around the ‘otherworldly.
The top ten best films will be shown on April 5 at the Tin Theater!
Expect the usual:
  • UFO-themed block party
  • Live band
  • Costume contest
If you want to get some out-of-this-world marketing AND support a fun, totally local grassroots festival, please email Shelli Park for Sponsorship opportunities: crimsonpark@hotmail.com
BUFO takes place in Olde Burien on SW 152nd Street, between 9th and 10th Ave SW.
For more info, be sure to “Like” BUFO on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/BurienUFOFestival/

'UFO and alien' sightings revealed by Cambridgeshire Police

By BBC News
Sightings of aliens and UFOs have been reported to police in Cambridgeshire six times in two years, new figures show.
The force was asked in a Freedom of Information request how many 999 and 101 calls it had received during 2015, 2016 and 2017.
It reported three calls mentioning "alien" and three referencing "UFO". Two of the reported sightings took place in 2015 and four in 2016.
Police did not wish to comment.
The locations of the reported sightings were Houghton, Peterborough, Brampton and Huntingdon.
By 2017, however, the number of sightings reported to police had fallen to zero.

Monday, 26 February 2018

Phenomena Magazine - Issue 106 - February 2018: is now available to download for FREE

By Steve Mera

At: www,phenomenamagazine.co.uk

Leaked Pentagon files reveal shocking details about secret UFO research and storage of an unknown metal

By Science Examiner Desk

The Pentagon agents secretly studied and researched about UFOs and their threats to our Earth, according to recent reports. Back in December, a report published in the New Times revealed that scientists in southern Nevada got a chance to study a piece of unknown metal which had some unusual properties. So, questions rose that did government scientists get a chance to study the secret UFO-like material or did UFO piece went to the UFO hunters.
Recently, the Pentagon reports revealed that some agents most probably the UFO hunters analyzed and tested those unknown metal believed to be a leftover piece of an alleged UFO crash that took place in 1947 at Roswell, New Mexico. The Pentagon papers citing the secret UFO research were written between 2007 and 2012. In 2007, Nevada Senator Harry Reid and a few colleagues secretly got the funding for an intense Pentagon study of unknown materials looking like flying saucers or UFOs.
The main aim of the secret funding was to move the UFO study beyond that 1947 Roswell crash incident. The Defense Intelligence Agency had given the contract of secret UFO research to a private organization named BAASS (Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies), headquartered at Bigelow Aerospace in North Las Vegas. For three years, BAAS collected and analyzed all UFO files and data on behalf of DIA, as revealed in those Pentagon files.
James Oberg, a former NASA employee, said that he knew that the unknown metal piece alleged to be that of a UFO was recovered by the UFO hunters and is not with the army or the US government. Oberg said, “The money went out of the Department of Defense to Robert Bigelow and he contracted the work out to some UFO groups to look for UFOs and who spent a lot of money retrofitting his buildings to store this material.”
The Pentagon files revealed that under Robert Bigelow’s direction, the UFO files were modified in the company’s headquarters so as to allow the storage of the unknown metal. Nick Pope, a former investigator of UFOs for the British Ministry of Defense also is of the notion that the broken parts of the Crashed UFO might have been taken by the UFO groups and said that he does not know these alloys and other materials were obtained. So, it is suspected the Bigelow Aerospace managed to get those UFO-related materials from civilian UFO research groups.

Talking Bob Lazar with Jeremy Corbell - Spacing Out!

Maureen Elsberry and Jason McClellan hang out with investigative filmmaker Jeremy Corbell to talk about his upcoming film projects focusing on Skinwalker Ranch and Bob Lazar.

Luis Elizondo Interview for the 2018 International UFO Congress

By UFO Congress

This is an exclusive interview of Luis Elizondo, the former head of a secret Pentagon project to investigate UFOs. The project was called the Advanced Aerial Threat Identification Program (AATIP). An article on Dec. 16, 2017 in the New York Times revealing the program made worldwide headlines. Thus far, short media interviews are all Elizondo has participated in. In this exclusive interview, Elizondo answers questions from UFO Congress social media followers and friends.

See the entire 2018 International UFO Congress presentation, including a review of how this revelation came about, and insight from Nick Pope, who ran a similar UFO program for the UK's Ministry of Defense, at the UFO Congress Video-on-Demand page.

MUFON Meeting AZ

SHOW LOW, AZ meeting announced:
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South Australia's X-Files: Curious Adelaide cracks open our most mysterious UFO cases

Fictitious FBI agents Dana Scully and Fox Mulder.
It seems there is no X-Files division in Australia, so we at Curious Adelaide stepped up.
Fox Broadcasting Company

It's a question many of us have asked ourselves: are we alone in the universe?
From flying saucers to balls of light rocketing through the sky, South Australia has had its fair share of reported UFO encounters.
One avid ABC reader has asked us to delve into the history of the state's major cases, as part of our Curious Adelaide campaign.
So we dusted off some of South Australia's oldest X-Files to find answers.

Nightmare on the Nullarbor

We'll start in the outback, where a traumatised family was allegedly lifted off the ground by aliens.
It was still dark in the early hours of January 20, 1988, when the Knowles family was driving along the remote Nullarbor Plain.
The seemingly mundane trip from Perth to Melbourne quickly turned to terror when they encountered an unidentified flying object that tormented them for 90 minutes.
A large glowing object "like a big ball" chased Faye Knowles and her adult sons Patrick, Wayne and Sean down the highway, before landing on their roof and plucking them into the air.
"It apparently picked the car up off the road, shook it quite violently and forced the car back down on the road with such pressure that one of the tyres was blown," a police spokesman told media at the time.
In a state of shock, Sean Knowles put his foot on the accelerator as his mother screamed but, according to reports, their voices distorted like time was slowing down.

"I wound down the window and I felt this thing on the roof... all of this smoke stuff started coming into the car, the car was covered in black stuff," Faye Knowles told reporters after the incident.
"It was a small light and all of a sudden it became big like this, like a big ball.
"We thought we were dying, then we got out the car and we hid behind a little tree and the bushes and it couldn't find us."
The family eventually made it to Ceduna and reported the bizarre events to police who took the report seriously, given the state of the car, which was dented and had dust over it.
The story made headlines around the world with sceptics and believers alike trying to make sense of what happened on that lonely stretch of road.

Flying saucers and lights in the sky

UFO reports in the state can be traced back to the beginning of the twentieth century but it wasn't until the early Cold War that they started appearing all over the place.
Rockets were a new invention, originally for military purposes, that made the stars seem closer than ever before.
It seems that, in an atmosphere of heightened political tension, people became spooked by strange lights in the sky.
UFO researcher Keith Basterfield said Port Augusta was home to one of the state's first sightings.
"Even in the beginning of the flying saucer era in 1947 when the whole thing took off, we had one of the earliest sightings in Port Augusta," Mr Basterfield said.
"Five metallic objects were seen by three people working at the Commonwealth railways there.
"Even the government astronomer — we had such a person at the time — couldn't explain that sighting."

Reports made the front pages of newspapers of strange objects sighted from Eyre Peninsula to the outskirts of Adelaide.
On January 22, 1954, The Bunyip newspaper reported three people had sighted a flying saucer over Gawler.
"As the object approached at terrific speed they could make out the perfect shape of a saucer — pure white," the report stated.
"It looked no bigger than an ordinary saucer because of its great height."
One case that still stumps Mr Basterfield took place outside the remote community of Kimba on the Eyre Highway on the night of February 4, 1973.

Four people in three separate cars all spotted it in a clearing they passed — an orange rectangle similar to an illuminated door in the scrub, with a strange figure standing inside.
Police were baffled, so Mr Basterfield and his team drove out to investigate.
"We had a look at the site, we took soil samples from the area, we had the samples analysed looking for something unusual there," he said.
"That's not your typical flying metallic saucer but it's a very, very strange set of observations by a group of independent people.
"And we never did get to the bottom of it."

Another strange happening, in South Australia's Flinders Ranges in 2006, was witnessed by scores of people many kilometres apart.
Service station owner John Teague was outside pumping tyres when something plummeted through the sky.
"For some reason I glanced up and I yelled, 'look at that Lloyd', and this thing was hurtling through the air," he said.
"Looked like [it was] about the size of a baseball just flying through the air rapidly."
Mr Teague made such a noise that a group across the street looked up and saw the same thing.
"Then all of a sudden, and this was quite some time later, a huge sonic boom rattled through the air," he said.
"I thought it might have been a meteor going through the air in daylight, I didn't know what it was, maybe space junk coming back.
"But it would have had to be pretty big for space junk for it to be that size way up in the air."
To this day, what it was remains a mystery.

So how common are UFO sightings in South Australia?

South Australia's Astronomical Society's Paul Curnow said it's pretty common.
"The average city person doesn't look at the sky very often and sometimes when they do look up and see something strange, they can't really explain it," Mr Curnow said.
Late last year, the Pentagon admitted that up until 2012, it had been running a secret investigation into UFOs, but it seems that Australia's aerospace and security agencies don't keep detailed records or data on UFO sightings — at least, that's what they told us.
When Curious Adelaide phoned SA Police to check whether it could shed some light on the matter there was a moment of silence, before some laughter.
Senior constable Mick Abbott did however make the following comment:
"If you stay on the line, I'll transfer you to agents Mulder and Scully from our X-Files division."
When the ABC contacted the CSIRO there was a similar reponse.
According to Paul Curnow, it's still common to get several dozen to hundreds of UFO reports each year in South Australia alone.
But what's being reported is changing, he told us, with fewer sightings of flying saucers hovering over the land.
"Probably for every 10 cases you get, nine can be explained in mundane terms," Mr Curnow said.
The majority of cases, unfortunately for those hoping for an encounter with the extra-terrestrial, have a logical explanation.
"Quite often people report a little silver dot in the sky [and it] turned out to be an aircraft," he said.
"A lot of these things like planes, satellites, planets, even searchlights sometimes, can all add to what people are reporting."

So is the truth really out there?

UFO researcher Keith Basterfield was based in Adelaide when the Knowles family incident occurred.
"My first thought was 'here is a very interesting story that we can carry out some hard science on'," he said.
"We've got a vehicle, we've got reported unusual dust on a vehicle, we've got a number of witnesses.
"If we could document all that we'd have a very strong case for saying something unusual occurred."
However, the conclusion he reached was far from the extra-terrestrial encounter portrayed by the media.
The car had been forensically tested with nothing unusual found, and Mr Basterfield had a more ordinary explanation for the bright light.
"We figured it was potentially a mirage caused by a temperature inversion that night," he said.
That kind of mirage can make lights a long way in the distance curve over the Earth's horizon and appear to be much closer than they actually are.
"Although they saw the light approaching them, they never saw the [source of the] light reach them, so it never actually got to them," Mr Basterfield said.
"It disappeared at that point in front of them so we figured a mirage of a track light several kilometres away could explain that."

He also had a simple explanation for the car jumping and vibrating.
"If a tyre explodes under your car going at really high speed you're going to get vibrations, you're going to get brake dust entering the vehicle," Mr Basterfield said.
"It was simply a case of misunderstanding, of seeing a light in the distance, a tyre bursting and those things had built up into a story."
While it seems science offers an explanation for many of the sightings in the state, you'll need to decide for yourself whether it's more tale than truth.