Thursday, 26 September 2019

Alien Nation with Jo Wood - Gary Heseltine / Rendlesham Forest

UFO Truth Editor Gary Heseltine comes back to talk about the famous Rendlesham Forest Incident and previews his upcoming documentary Capel Green.


UFO podcast UNKNOWN: When the Navy Talks About UFOs

On this episode of the UFO podcast UNKNOWN, Jason McClellan talks about the recent “Storm Area 51” events and the statements from the Navy about the now-well-known Navy UFO videos.

‘Kecksburg’ film’s Westmoreland County premiere set for Hanna’s Town

The Westmoreland County premiere of “Kecksburg,” a new feature film about the famous 1965 UFO incident, is planned for Sept. 28 at Historic Hanna’s Town.
Westmoreland Historical Society will host the screening at 7 p.m. in the Westmoreland History Education Center at the historical complex, 809 Forbes Trail Road, Hempfield.
The program will include a discussion with the film’s researcher. Popcorn will be served.
By Shirley Mcmarlin
The movie centers around WHJB radio reporter John Murphy, who was among the first to arrive at the scene of the mysterious crash and who saw his attempts to investigate it further stymied by the government.
Murphy, played in the movie by South African actor Scott Cooper, died four years later in a hit-and-run accident while on vacation in California.
Kecksburg is, according to producer/director Cody Knotts, a “fictional account of the incident based on historical facts” that explores the “history, mystery, and legend” of the incident that came to be known as “Pennsylvania’s Roswell,” referring to a similar 1947 incident in the remote New Mexico town.
The “Kecksburg” world premiere was Sept. 12 at the State Theatre Center for the Arts in Uniontown.
Space is limited for the Sept. 28 screening. Fee is $12, or $10 for historical society members.
To pre-register, call 724-836-1800, ext. 210.

Super Awesome Science Show: Studying UFOs

Have you ever seen strange lights in the sky? How about oddly shaped vessels floating around in the air? If you have and cannot explain it, you may have seen an unidentified flying object, better known as a UFO.

On this week’s Super Awesome Science Show, we’re going to venture into ufology — a field that’s working to figure out what these mysterious objects happen to be.
On the episode, we talk to Ryan Sprague, a prominent member of the ufology community, who has shared his views on UFOs in articles and interviews with news outlets, on his podcast Somewhere in the Skies and through his latest project, the TV show Roswell: Mysteries Decoded, which appeared on CW’s streaming network, CW Seed.
A man takes a picture of a sign at the Little A'Le'Inn during an event inspired by the "Storm Area 51" internet hoax, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Rachel, Nev.
A man takes a picture of a sign at the Little A'Le'Inn during an event inspired by the "Storm Area 51" internet hoax, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Rachel, Nev.

REVEALED: Cheshire's strangest UFO sightings

A sketch of a sighting in Knutsford in 2000, submitted to the MoD
SPINNING discs, gigantic sky snakes and pulsating lights above the M56 - these are Cheshire’s spookiest UFO sightings.
All eyes were on Area 51 last weekend, the United States Air Force military testing ground located in the deserts of Nevada.
Conspiracy theorists say the site is home to wreckage from downed alien spaceships - with a plan to ‘storm’ the military base attracting throngs of visitors to the area.
But you don’t need to visit Area 51 to find UFO sightings - Cheshire seems to be a hotbed.
According to - a website that logs sightings - there have been 417 UFOs spotted above Cheshire since 2008, twice as many as Derbyshire, with 222, and Merseyside’s 251.
And now Runcorn's Inflata Nation has compiled a list of the strangest ever sightings as they prepare to launch an ‘Alien Takeover’ event at their indoor inflatable theme park during the October half term.
Inflata Nation founder Matt Ball says: “The M56 can be a scary place at the best of times, and it’s known as something of an accident blackspot.
“And the next time you’re stuck in traffic, you might want to glance upwards - because plenty of people have seen strange lights in the sky above this motorway.”
The following sightings took place between 1997 and 2009, and were all reported to the Ministry of Defence.
Northwich, May 2009: 'Four big lights in a line formation. Two dropped down and the other two moved off quickly into the distance.'
Winsford, May 2009: 'An orange light travelling from the south. It was followed by two more orange lights on the same path, then five more and then two more. They made no noise but were at the height of a helicopter.'
Knutsford, October 2000: 'Triangular shaped aircraft. Light on each point of the triangle. Large fluorescent tube - the full length of the trailing edge.'
Knutsford, January 1998: 'One small, kite-sized, leaf-shaped object. Was bright red in colour. Moved very fast.'
Mottram, August 1998: 'One to four bright triangular objects, that then changed to a round shape. They were all white. Were there for one hour.' 

Chelford, January 1997: 'One object, 50 metres across. Was round and dark, with white incandescent lights around it. With two very bright, red lights beneath it.' 

One of the newer sightings listed on the website, in Middlewich in June 2017, details a 'strange object' shaped like a white ring, which 'shrank/morphed' into a ball and disappeared.

Is Someone Killing UFO Investigators? [The Horrible Truth Podcast]

Check out the very first podcast of The Horrible Truth where Marc Coppola tells us how he got into UFO investigation, strange stories associated with it, how people he knew were dying and more.
Listen to the podcast below.

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US Navy confirms leaked ‘UFO videos’ are real & never should have been released to the public

US Navy confirms leaked ‘UFO videos’ are real & never should have been released to the public Three videos appearing to show encounters between US Navy aircraft and UFOs are real, the service has admitted, while insisting the clips merely show so far “unexplained aerial phenomena” and were never cleared for public release.
Three widely-circulated clips depicting military aircraft interacting with UFOs – mysterious objects performing maneuvers not possible using existing aviation technology – were never supposed to be released to the public, the Navy’s Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare spokesman Joseph Gradisher told the Black Vault earlier this month, but the videos are genuine – and their contents can’t be explained.
“The Navy designates the objects contained in these videos as unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP), Gradisher said, explaining that UAP is used instead of UFO as the “basic descriptor for the sightings/observations of unauthorized/unidentified aircraft/objects that have been observed entering/operating in the airspace of various military-controlled training ranges.”
Translated into English: we don’t know what they are, but there’s no evidence they’re alien in origin.
One clip (“FLIR1”) shows a dark, pill-shaped object hovering for several seconds before scooting sideways extremely fast. Another (“GoFast”) shows the observing aircraft’s sensor lock onto a fast-moving target as the pilots are heard in the background excitedly wondering what exactly they’ve stumbled across. The third (“Gimbal”) shows an oblong object moving steadily before stopping and rotating as the pilots observing it exclaim in surprise.
The videos were released to Luis Elizondo – a former military intelligence officer who claims to have directed the Pentagon’s UFO research arm, Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program – in 2017, for use in a database about aerial threats. While declassified, they were not cleared for general public use.
Since then, the videos have made their way to the New York Times and To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science, a consortium of former intelligence officers, scientists, and celebrities promoting the investigation of UFOs and other “scientific mysteries.” The Pentagon complained, stating earlier this year that the videos “should still be withheld” as they were “never officially released to the general public,” but it’s a bit too late to put the unidentified flying cat back in the bag.
The Navy set up guidelines earlier this year for reporting “unidentified aircraft” entering US airspace, ensuring no encounter would go undocumented in response to a plethora of reports, and lawmakers have reportedly requested briefings on the issue as the Pentagon’s history of chasing UFOs under secretive programs like AATIP has become public knowledge.
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Navy's attitude about releasing UFO videos more disturbing than the videos

By: Thomas L. Knapp

The U.S. Navy confirms that three online videos showing two military air encounters with what it calls "unexplained aerial phenomena" and the rest of us call "unidentified flying objects" are authentic, as Popular Mechanics reported.

The videos are interesting, and some might find them disturbing. What's more disturbing to me is that the Navy thinks the videos are none of our business, not even 15, or even four, years after they were recorded in 2004 and 2015.

Pentagon spokesperson Susan Gough told The Black Vault website, “The videos were never officially released to the general public by the DoD (U.S. Department of Defense) and should still be withheld."

The videos aren't classified. They just haven't been "cleared for public release."
No such long-term category as "not cleared for public release" should exist with respect to information generated or acquired by government.
There are legal standards for "classifying" information as "confidential," "secret," or "top secret," based on supposed degrees of damage to national security disclosure of the information might cause.

I'm personally against allowing the state to keep secrets at all. They claim to work for us. If we're really their bosses, we should get to look over their shoulders any time we please.

Of course, that won't happen. But given the fact that the classification system does exist, there should also be a non-negotiable time limit within which any given piece of information must either be classified or made available to the public.

I'm not referring to deniable requests for information filed under the Freedom of Information Act. All government information not classified within 30 days of its creation or acquisition should be stored in databases that the public can search at will.

UFOs have been a matter of intense public interest since at least as far back as the 1947 Roswell incident, which still spawns rumors of alien craft and corpses held in secret government facilities.

I don't know, and am not going to claim to know, whether we're being visited by extraterrestrials — and if so what they're up to while they're here. I don't have strong opinions on which sighting and abduction stories are true and which aren't. I'm just exactly smart enough to understand that I don't have the information I'd need to reach such conclusions.

What I do know is that it shouldn't be the government's prerogative to conceal such information from the rest of us indefinitely, tell us tall tales about weather balloons and swamp gas, and offer lame "national security" excuses when called out.

Nor are UFOs the only subject this problem touches. The post-World War II national security state has developed a culture of general secrecy that we accommodate at our peril.

Concealing information from the public should be incredibly difficult — not a matter of course.

Thursday, 12 September 2019

10 Historic Sites In England Where Crop Circles (& Other Weird Things) Happen Regularly

England is teeming with archaeological sites, national treasures and areas of outstanding natural beauty, and what they have in common goes far beyond their ripe age.

RELATED: 10 Travel Destinations Where People Have Claimed To See UFOS

Bizarre sightings, like UFOs, strange lights in the sky, beasts of unknown origin and wild animals that aren’t very British aren’t as unpopular in these spots as rationale would have you think. So we did a little digging, and here you have it, 10 historic sites in England where plenty of odd things happen regularly - and which you can visit.

10 Avebury, Wiltshire

Avebury, Stonehenge’s lesser-known cousin, is a world heritage site, home to one of the greatest marvels of prehistoric Britain. Avebury henge and the stones that encircle it date back to the Neolithic period, used as a ceremonial site where religious rituals took place, replaced in later centuries by sacrificial, pagan and devil worship (and hippies drumming on tambourines). Now though, Avebury itself is a hotspot for UFO and alien sightings - though the hidden military base a few miles away may have something to do with the strange lights often seen in the night sky, along with advanced-looking drones cruising the area.
In 2009, a Wiltshire police constable reported seeing three figures investigating a crop circle that appeared near Silbury Hill. When he got closer, the trio of ‘men’, identical in their 6 ft tall stature and blonde hair, ran away faster than he had ever seen any human move. Why tear off into the middle of nowhere, with no means of transport and nothing but a barrage of fields for entertainment?

9 Cley Hill, Warminster

A spate of mysterious UFO sightings over Cley Hill have been reported over the past 70 years or so, with regular news stories still popping up in local tabloids. Citizens around the area have claimed to witness strange flashing orbs, metallic objects and spheres appear in the sky, with multiple eye witness accounts of the same occurrence, as well as video camera footage supporting their claims.
Cley Hill boasts of an iron age hill fort, two bowl barrows (tombs) and medieval strip lynchets. Could it be that our extraterrestrial pals get a kick out of ye olde cemeteries? That or they just dig the view.

8 The Ridgeway Walk

Want to walk the oldest road in Britain, except that it’s not really a road because it’s a mossy track that cuts through ancient landscapes, secluded valleys and woodland? Course you do. It’s 5,000 years old and connects Avebury to London - picture the Kingsroad in GOT - without so much propensity for murder. While tons of hikers who go wild camping in this area have seen strange orbs in the sky, and there’s a forest that’s ‘haunted’ by witches, the strangest story is that of a man who was out walking one foggy November’s afternoon.
He came across an old-school policeman decked out in a turn of the century uniform. As they walked past one another, the bobby tipped his hat and bid him good day. Just remember this was the middle of nowhere, and generally speaking there aren’t that many 18th century coppers wondering round fields for the hell of it.

7 Puzzlewood, Forest of Dean

This enchanting forest is said to be inspiration for Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, as well as  Harry Potter and Star Wars, the Force Awakens.
But mystery is afoot in this moss-covered woodland; while many walkers claim to see small, unidentifiable beasts running around, (and we don’t think they mean Ewoks), in 1848 3,000 Roman-era coins were found, stored in jars in the cavity of rock formations. To this day, their origin remains unknown. Well, it is in the name, right?

6 Wiltshire, Hampshire

Ever since the 60s, the entire county of Wiltshire has been subject to one of the world’s greatest mysteries: crop circles. Every summer, without fail, hundreds upon hundreds of crop circles appear across a wide range of Wiltshire’s private farms in the open countryside, baffling farmers, locals and authorities alike. All sorts of shapes, patterns and even familiar symbols are flattened into the wheat - linked to mathematics, astronomy (representations of galaxies), pictographs and some even contain coded messages.
Rural graffiti, maybe, but made by who? Some are of course caused by hoaxers with wooden planks and an affinity for large-scale art, but others are less explicable. In Wiltshire, many people have said to view strange-colored orbs hovering over the fields where crop circles are made, reported power failure in the shape of cars, phones and even helicopters flying over the fields where crop circles are found.

5 Stonehenge, Wiltshire

One of England’s most famous prehistoric monuments, crop circles appear all the time near Stonehenge. In 1996, one of the world’s most famous and complex crop circles was discovered. Embedded in the flattened wheat, was a fractal pattern called a Julia Set. It appeared in broad daylight, right next to a busy road within a 15 minute time window. When experts who had practiced recreating these crop circles to prove they were made by humans, were questioned, they admitted it would take a whole team no less than 2 days to complete.
In 2001, an oblong shape was discovered in a field near Stonehenge. This was a replica of the binary code first beamed into Space in 1974 for ‘visitors’ to understand human life, except it had been modified. The message indicated that its creators were silicon-based, smaller than us and they inhabited a binary star system.

4 Bonnybridge, Scotland

This small Scottish town is home to at least 350 sightings of unidentified flying objects every year. Inhabitants claim they’ve seen mysterious lights appear in the sky, ships landing and strange howling noises at night.
The town’s councilor, Billy Buchanan, even appealed to three different prime ministers (David Cameron, Tony Blair and John Major) to order an investigation after so many of his residents came to him in cold-blooded panic. The Ministry of Defence’s only response was that the UK’s airspace wasn’t compromised by ‘hostile’ activity.

3 Cannock Chase, Staffordshire

Cannock Chase is definitely a hotbed, if not for UFOs, for some truly bizarre sightings over the previous few years. A long-range of woodland fringed by pines, it’s undoubtedly an area of outstanding beauty - portrayed in Joan Aiken’s The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.
But just how many elements of fiction are actually real? Tales of UFOs, big cats, werewolves and mysterious black-eyed children abound - though the wolf-like creature lurking near the town’s church is a popular one. A high number of pet disappearances have been reported - and many animal mutilations have taken place - with no explanation as of yet.

2 Loch Ness Lake, Scotland

Since 1933, a mass craze surrounding the Loch Ness Monster has blossomed, based on sightings, photographic claims and evidence stating that the lake itself is deep enough to conceal a creature of considerable size for centuries. Affectionately known as ‘Nessie’, this mythical creature supposedly inhabits Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands.
Reports of sightings make headlines every year, the most recent of which took place in August, 2019, when a dark figure was spotted swimming the loch in a straight line, before disappearing for good behind a tree.

1 The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

Cornwall isn’t just known for its sandy beaches, plentiful caves, and sea-shore trips. It’s also where a number of mysterious animal sightings take place. Of course, there’s nothing really weird about seeing wildlife in the countryside - but when it’s panthers, wallabies, rare green herons and penguins - all of which are decidedly ‘un-English’, the stories get a little weird.
Most of these sightings take place near the Lost Gardens of Heligan, a beautiful but mysterious botanical garden neglected after the second world war, and restored to splendor after it was re-discovered 25 years ago.