Author: Michael Salla

The following video analyses a series of five photos taken in a remote area of Orlando, Florida by my anonymous source, JP, on March 16, 2018. The photos show a craft estimated by JP to be flying/hovering at an altitude 2000-5000 feet high, and the size of two jumbo jets.

JP says that he had a missing time experience of approximately 30 minutes before taking the photo. On previous occasions where he has had missing time, he has been able to subsequently recall being taken on board the craft of a U.S. Air Force run secret space program, or cylindrical craft of alleged Nordic extraterrestrials. 

He has also been prompted on several occasions by covert personnel to take photos of the craft he has subsequently witnessed. JP has identified some of the personnel on board these craft wearing the patch U.S. Air Force Special Operations.

The video shows close ups of the craft in the photos and how similar it is to a 2004 patent design for a triangle shaped spacecraft.

The symmetrical geometry of the craft in JP’s photos, the smooth edges, the apparent width of the craft, and some kind of large hemisphere generator in the center, is all very similar to the 2004 patent design for a Triangle Spacecraft as the following side by side comparison shows.

Coincidentally, the photos in the video were taken only three days after President Donald Trump gave a speech calling for the creation of a Space Force, which I discussed in my previous article as a step towards disclosure of the US Air Force run secret space program. This raises the possibility that JP’s sightings are part of a USAF backed disclosure initiative that is being supported by the Trump administration.

I have known JP since 2008 and believe him to be a credible source who has had numerous experiences with both craft belonging to a US Air Force run secret space, and alleged Nordic extraterrestrials. Please review the further reading section for some of these articles that include his photos of craft he has witnessed, and/or been taken aboard, which help corroborate his experiences. 

What follows are the originals of the first and fourth photos used in my video analysis of the March 16 photos for those wishing to conduct further photographic analysis.



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On March 13, President Donald Trump gave a speech where he said the creation of a U.S. space force was a good idea. This gave new life to a recently defeated Congressional bill to create a space force out of the United States Air Force (USAF) despite strong Pentagon opposition. Why has the Pentagon and the USAF been so firmly opposed to the creation of a separate space force?

The conventional explanation is that it would add an unnecessary and expensive layer of bureaucracy at a time when the Pentagon and USAF budgets are stretched thin to meet global military needs. The real reason, however, is one that takes us a big step closer to disclosure of a USAF run secret space program.

Here is what Trump had to say about the creation of a space force in a speech at the U.S. Marines Corps Air Station Miramar, in San Diego:

In space, the United States is going to do Colonel [John] Glenn [the former astronaut] proud. We are finally going to lead again. … Very soon we are going to Mars… My new national strategy for space recognizes that space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air, and sea. We may even have a Space Force. We have the Air Force. We’ll have the Space Force. We have the Army, the Navy. 

Trump did not appear aware of an attempt by a subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee to create such a force in the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. The proposal passed in the House of Representative on July 14, 2017, but failed to get the necessary votes in the Senate due to fierce opposition by the Air Force and the Pentagon. Even the White House was opposed saying: “the creation of a separate Space Corps, however, is premature at this time.”

According to House members proposing the creation of the space force, the USAF has been negligent in its responsibilities for “short-changing space programs.”

What the House members did not realize is that the USAF already has established a highly capable space force that has been operating secretly for at least two decades.

One might assume that such a space force would be located within the Air Force’s Space Command, which is  among the USAF’s ten major commands. USAF Space Command has as its primary mission the “development and operation of military space and cyberspace technologies”.

However, while Space Command provides the advanced technologies for space operations, it is from another of the Air Force’s ten major commands that personnel for a secret space force is trained and deployed.

According to eyewitness testimonies it is Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) that provides personnel for a USAF run secret space program. Before examining these testimonies, it’s worth pointing out that AFSOC has been active since May 22, 1990.

It is headed by a three star USAF General (currently Lt. Gen. Marshall B. Webb) and its headquarters is Hurlburt Field, Florida. Currently almost 16,000 airmen are deployed with AFSOC, their nickname is “Air Commandos” and their motto is “Any place. Any time. Anywhere”.

In short, Air Force Special Operations provides the trained combat personnel for special operations using advanced aerospace technologies and infrastructure developed by the USAF generally, and Space Command in particular. This is analogous to how the US Navy provides the ships and technologies, which deploy Marines as a specialized combat force anywhere around the world.

The primary mission of Air Force Special Operations Command is to provide Air Force units for U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), which is one of the Pentagon’s nine unified combatant commands. These combatant commands are organized into six regions covering the entire planet, and three functional areas of responsibility such as Special Operations and strategic nuclear weapons.

USSOCOM is headed by a Four Star General or Admiral, and integrates special operations forces from all four U.S. military services: US Army, US Navy, USMC and USAF.  

It is the only one of the Pentagon’s unified combatant commands that was legislated into existence by the U.S. Congress. The National Defense Authorization Act of 1987 led to the Pentagon establishing USSOCOM on April 16, 1987.

What all this means is that while USAF Space Command provides the necessary aerospace technology and information for AF Special Operations personnel to pilot space fighters, other military services provide their own special operations forces that augment and serve alongside the Air Force’s space commandos.

MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida. MacDill is the headquarters of U.S. Special Operations Command, and where AF Special Operations personnel have a primary base of operations for joint programs.  This takes me to eyewitness testimony that Air Force Special Operations deploys one or more of its secret space squadrons from MacDill Air Force base.

In the months of September and October 2017, an anonymous whistleblower JP I have known since 2008, took photos of both triangle and rectangle shaped antigravity craft flying in the vicinity of MacDill Air Force base. JP says that on several occasions he was prompted by covert personnel to look up into the sky to take the photos, but warned against taking video of the craft he witnessed.

More importantly, JP says that he was physically taken on board both the triangle and rectangle shaped craft which he later photographed. It was on the rectangle shaped craft that he witnessed personnel wearing a military patch which he did not at first recognize.

Later he was able to confirm that the patch belonged to Air Force Special Operations Command. In a skype communication on March 14, he said that the patch was located in a similar place as on the airman in this photo.

Corey Goode, who says he served for 20 years in a navy run secret space program called Solar Warden, also asserts that he was abducted by airmen belonging to a USAF run secret space program. He says that in early 2016 he was taken on board a triangle shaped antigravity craft by two airmen, where they and their superior interrogated Goode about his knowledge of their highly classified program.

Goode has provided artistic sketches of the triangle shaped spacecraft that was used to abduct him on several occasions. On March 14, in response to a skype question, he says that he witnessed a variation of the Special Operations Command patch during his interactions with AF personnel in space.


Based on the testimony and photos provided by JP, and Goode’s testimony and artistic depictions, it can be concluded that the USAF does operate a secret space program, and it uses personnel from Air Force Special Operations Command to operate space craft developed, supplied and monitored by Air Force Space Command.

All this takes us back to Trump’s speech that the creation of a space force is a good idea. There are three possible explanations which need to be considered for why he did so.

First, Trump has been officially briefed that such a force already exists, and his proposal is part of an official disclosure process for revealing the existence of the USAF run secret space program. A powerful motivation for doing so may be to gain public support and additional funding for the program.

Second, Trump has not been officially briefed about the existence of such a space force but has acquired knowledge of it through unofficial channels. Goode claims that he has been told through his own sources that Trump has indeed been informally told about multiple secret space programs.

Trump’s speech was therefore intended to pressure Air Force officials to officially brief him about the existence of its space force, in order to prevent the creation of a duplicate space program authorized by Congress, which would take funding away from existing USAF programs. This explanation effectively lays the foundation for the Air Force secret space program being publicly revealed via Trump after he is officially briefed about its existence.

Third, Trump has neither official nor unofficial knowledge of a secret space force and simply believes that the creation of such a force is a good idea worth pursuing. This explanation appears least likely of the three given what he said in his inaugural speech on January 20, 2017, which indicated he had already received some information about secret space programs:

We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow.

Consequently, there is grounds for optimism that President Trump’s speech will result in him eventually disclosing the existence of an Air Force run space force in order to gain public support for its expansion and additional funding.

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A February 8 video by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) promotes a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) based algorithm it calls the “Online Hate Index” which is aimed at identifying hate speech. The ADL believes that the AI algorithm can be used by social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter to identify and quickly remove hate speech.

In the video, Brittan Heller, the Director of the ADL Center for Technology & Society says the goal of the index is to:

Help tech platforms better understand the growing amount of hate on social media, and to use that information to address the problem. By combining Artificial Intelligence and machine learning and social science, the Online Hate Index will ultimately uncover and identify trends and patterns in hate speech across different platforms.

In its “Phase I Innovation Brief” published January 2018 on its website, the ADL further explains how “machine learning”, a form of Artificial Intelligence based on algorithms, can be used to identify and remove hate speech from social media platforms:

The Online Hate Index (OHI), a joint initiative of ADL’s Center for Technology and Society and UC Berkeley’s D-Lab, is designed to transform human understanding of hate speech via machine learning into a scalable tool that can be deployed on internet content to discover the scope and spread of online hate speech. Through a constantly-evolving process of machine learning, based on a protocol developed by a team of human coders as to what does and does not constitute hate speech, this tool will uncover and identify trends and patterns in hate speech across different online platforms, allowing us to push for the changes necessary to ensure that online communities are safe and inclusive spaces.

The ADL’s Online Hate Index is described as “a sentiment-based analysis that runs off of machine learning.” The ADL Brief goes on to say:

All the decisions that went into each step of creating the OHI were done with the aim of building a machine learning-enabled model that can be used to identify and help us understand hate speech online.

What the ADL and other promoters of AI based algorithms fail to grasp is the potential of AI to evolve through its programmed capacity for “machine learning” into the kind of fearsome interconnected sentient intelligence featured in movies such as the Terminator and Battlestar Galactica.

It is well known that scientists/inventors such as Stephen Hawkins and Elon Musk have been loudly warning about the long term threat posed by AI. They and others believe that AI poses an existential threat to humanity, and needs to be closely controlled and monitored. In a 2014 speech Musk said:

I think we should be very careful about artificial intelligence. If I had to guess at what our biggest existential threat is, it’s probably that. So we need to be very careful with artificial intelligence…. ‘I’m increasingly inclined to think that there should be some regulatory oversight, maybe at the national and international level, just to make sure that we don’t do something very foolish… With artificial intelligence we’re summoning the demon. You know those stories where there’s the guy with the pentagram, and the holy water, and … he’s sure he can control the demon? Doesn’t work out.

Musk’s view was echoed by Stephen Hawking who warned against the danger of AI in an interview with the BBC in December 2014:

The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race…. It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever increasing rate.… Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete, and would be superseded.

Similarly, Corey Goode, an alleged insider revealing the existence of multiple secret space programs, claims that AI is already a threat in deep space operations. When he first emerged in early 2015, Goode focused a great deal of attention on the AI threat, and continues to warn about it today.

He says that these programs, along with extraterrestrial civilizations, take strict security precautions to identify and remove any kind of AI signature:

There are a few ET “AI” Groups (ALL Malevolent to Humanity, from our perspective) that the SSP(s) (There are several Secret Space Programs) have been dealing with for decades.

If an “Asset” is “Scanned” and has a “Bio Neuro AI Signature”, “AI Nano Tech” or “Overlapping AI related EMG type Brian Wave Signature” (Or any other sign of AI exposure) those persons are immediately placed in isolation and are not allowed anywhere near the current era SSP(s) Technology (Which is “Mostly” Bio-Neurological and Consciousness Interactive) until they have been “Cleared” of all AI influences.

Now, let’s analyze all this in terms of what the ADL is proposing for social media platforms to use AI based algorithms to identify hate speech.

At first look, there is great appeal in the idea of monitoring speech and regulating people promoting fear, hate or violence against others whether on social, religious or economic grounds. After all, we all want to live in a peaceful and tolerant world, which includes cyberspace, so why not exclude intolerant and hateful individuals and groups from our social media platforms?

The big problem here of course is that there is a real danger that social media can be surreptitiously used to exclude dissenting political viewpoints under the guise of regulating hate speech. We see this already occurring with Youtube using an army of 10,000 volunteers from groups such as the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Many popular YouTube channels are being increasingly targeted by strikes and removals for behavior characterized as bullying or hate speech. Yet, this YouTube crackdown appears to be a cleverly disguised politically driven campaign to remove alternative voices questioning the official media narrative on a great number of social issues, rather than really cracking down on hate speech. I’ve written about the problem here.

What ADL is proposing, however, goes well beyond what YouTube is currently doing. The ADL is openly promoting a censorship system where it won’t be humans doing the actual monitoring and removal of hate speech but an AI algorithm. What might be the result of this if allowed to occur given the warnings of AI posed by Hawking, Musk and Goode?

It doesn’t take an Einstein to realize that if social media platforms did allow AI algorithms to monitor and censor content, that warnings about a future AI threat would themselves eventually be deemed to be a form of hate speech. After all, if corporations can be recognized to have the same rights as individuals according to the infamous Citizens United ruling by the Supreme Court in 2010, won’t AI sentience eventually also be recognized to have similar human rights in the U.S.?

We could very easily end up in a dystopian future where different forms of AI are used to monitor and regulate human behavior in egregious ways, and any humans protesting or warning what the AI system is doing would be censored for hate speech.

Given the existential threat posed by AI, if we accept what Hawking, Musk and Goode are telling us, let alone the inappropriateness of censoring alternative news perspectives in the first place, then free speech needs to be protected on social media at all costs.

In the U.S. this should not present too great challenge given the First Amendment Constitutional right to free speech, and legal remedies available in the Federal court system. Those individuals who threatened legal remedies to YouTube cracking down on their channels appear to have been the most successful in restoring their channels. YouTube apologized to such users for the overzealous behavior of its new army of 10,000 moderators. 

However, the U.S. is an island in a vast ocean where other countries do actively punish individuals and groups for hate speech. This is where the future appears ominous given the temptation for national regulators to eventually punish social media platforms that don’t regulate hate speech. This would force Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other platforms to adopt the AI based algorithms recommended by the ADL or other organizations for widespread usage.

This is likely to lead to a situation where major nations such as China, or supranational entities such as the European Union, might embrace AI algorithms to monitor and regular hate speech. China is already closely monitoring and removing dissident political thought from media platforms through firewalls, and may well be contemplating incorporating AI algorithms to do so more effectively.

While national regulators across the world may be tempted for different reasons to adopt the ADL’s proposal for AI algorithms to identify and remove hate speech, we need to firmly keep in mind that this would create a Trojan horse for eventual AI control of humanity.

Despite the genuine problems posed by hate speech, national regulators need to ensure that social media platforms are never regulated by AI algorithms given the potential for global security to be undermined, and humanity being genuinely imperiled by an AI takeover.

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