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by Brett Tingley               May 31, 2018                 (mysteriousuniverse.org)

• A trove of documents obtained by CBS affiliate KLAS-TV in Las Vegas have revealed that the Pentagon’s $22 million UFO program researched not only anomalous aerial phenomenon, but warp engines, dark energies, and exploring other dimensions.

• A representative of Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS), a secretive aerospace firm headed by Robert Bigelow (pictured above), suggests that the government research project touched upon a wide range of mysteries and paranormal phenomena unrelated to space travel, including bizarre creatures, poltergeist activity, invisible entities, orbs of light, animal and human injuries and more.

• Those at BAASS believe “the UFO phenomenon was capable of manipulating and distorting human perception,” and that the human body can serve “as a readout system for dissecting interactions with the UFO phenomenon.” This suggests that a wide range of experimental psychological or medical research on human eyewitnesses could have been involved in this project.

 

In years to come, UFO researchers may look back upon the Pentagon revelations over the last year as a turning point in government disclosure. Of course, it could also likely be that these are a clever smokescreen, a ruse, or a distraction intended to mislead the public as usual. Whatever the case may be, it seems that the government is taking an interest, at least on paper, in some of the higher mysteries of our physical reality. A trove of documents obtained by CBS affiliate KLAS-TV in Las Vegas have revealed that the Pentagon’s $22 million UFO program researched not only anomalous aerial phenomenon, but warp engines, dark energies, and exploring other dimensions.

It doesn’t stop there, it seems. In a page seemingly taken out of The X-Files greatest hits, a spokesperson for one of the Pentagon-funded research programs suggests that the government took an interest in a whole range of paranormal phenomena unrelated to space travel altogether. The statement was issued by a representative of Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS), a secretive aerospace firm headed by conspiracy-theory-target Robert Bigelow, a recurring figure in UFO and shadowy government research lore. According to the statement, KLAS-TV reports, the research project touched upon a wide range of mysteries:

“The investigations by BAASS provided new lines of evidence showing that the UFO phenomenon was a lot more than nuts and bolts machines that interacted with military aircraft. The phenomenon also involved a whole panoply of diverse activity that included bizarre creatures, poltergeist activity, invisible entities, orbs of light, animal and human injuries and much more.”

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by Arjun Walia                    May 31, 2018                     (collective-evolution.com)

• In the 1950s, Colonel Ross Dedrickson was responsible for maintaining the inventory of the nuclear weapon stockpile for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission including monitoring the security of the weapons. He retired from the USAF in 1964 and died in 2007 at the age of 87.

• Dedrickson was one of hundreds of military whistleblowers brought forth by Dr. Steven Greer’s Disclosure Project. His testimony about UFOs — specifically about UFOs and nuclear weapons — can be corroborated by a wealth of information and evidence that’s now available within the public domain.

• In an 11:38 minute video interview by Greer (see below), Dedrickson explains how the American government tried to detonate a nuclear weapon on the moon, but were prevented from doing so. A declassified report by the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center from June 1959 shows just how seriously they considered the plan, called ‘Project A119’. According to Dedrickson, “I also learned about incidents involving nuclear weapons, and among these incidents were a couple of nuclear weapons sent into space [that] were destroyed by the extraterrestrials. . . . At the very end of the 70’s and the early 80’s, we attempted to put a nuclear weapon on the moon and explode it for scientific measurements and other things, which was not acceptable to the extraterrestrials. They destroyed the weapon before it got to the moon.”

[Editor’s Note] See also an ExoPolitics.org article from December 2012 that provides more detail on Project A119.

 

In the 1950s, Colonel Ross Dedrickson was responsible for maintaining the inventory of the nuclear weapon stockpile for the AEC, and for accompanying security teams checking out the security of the weapons, among many other duties. As his obituary states:

Lorin Ross Dedrickson

He was assigned to the US Atomic Energy Commission. A long service with the Energy Commission between 1950-1958 included, contract administration duties at Nevada test sites, Pacific Nuclear Test Area west of Hawaii, nuclear weapon manufacturing and quality assurance in Albuquerque, and inspection of nuclear and non-nuclear facilities throughout the country. He served with the 5th Air Force in Japan and later as a ranking Colonel, Officer in Charge of the Pacific Unified Command (TM)s alternate “command and control center” in Hawaii. In 1962, he was transferred and served as Deputy for Material for the 832 Air Division at Canon Air Force Base, Clovis, New Mexico. He retired from the USAF in 1964.

He is one of hundreds of military whistleblowers with verified backgrounds to have been brought forth by Dr. Steven Greer’s Disclosure Project. His testimony about UFOs — specifically about UFOs and nuclear weapons — can be corroborated by a wealth of information and evidence that’s now available within the public domain. (To read more about a few of these encounters, click here.) Many of these whistleblowers have made multiple appearances at the National Press Club in an effort to get this information out to the world, with the most recent example being the Citizens Hearing on Disclosure, which took place a few years ago.

Sirius Disclosure Exclusive 11:38 minute video excerpt of Ross Dedrickson

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by Eric Mack                May 27, 2018                   (cnet.com)

• In a presentation at the International Space Development Conference in Los Angeles on May 26th, noted linguists Noam Chomsky and Jeffrey Watumull told their audience that “…the Martian language might not be so different from human language”. They have extended their notion of “universal grammar”- where all languages on the planet share common speech patterns – to extraterrestrial civilizations across the galaxy.

• In a separate presentation, linguists Bridget Samuels from the University of Southern California and Jeffrey Punske from Southern Illinois University said, “we can expect that extraterrestrial languages … [to] have a vocabulary consisting of building blocks of meaning that can be combined to create more complex meanings.” “While the possibility of human contact with extraterrestrials seems remote, …the laws of physics, information theory, logic, and mathematics could provide some common ground to start from.”

• The notion here is that while extraterrestrial civilizations may have evolved very differently from us on very different worlds, all species – and by extension all languages – must spring forth from essentially the same elemental soup.

• Messaging Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (METI) is trying to work out which type of message could be most understandable to extraterrestrials. METI president Douglas Vakoch says, “In the past, messages sent into space have typically been encoded in principles of math and science rather than language. More recently, we’ve sent music.” (see 2:17 minute video below on METI’s efforts to send music to ETs)

• Professor Emeritus Gonzalo Munevar from Lawrence Technological University presented his opposing argument: “An intelligent creature whose main sensory modality is electric rather than visual would have patterns of thought completely foreign to us. …[There’s] no reason to expect similar scientific languages or math” to emerge on distant exoplanets.

• Beyond the obvious language barrier, Vakoch says another challenge is the time required to send and receive messages across interstellar space. A two-way conversation between Earth and the nearest planet beyond our solar system, Proxima Centauri, would require eight years just for us to send out a “hello” and receive a response. METI has already targeted a message to another nearby world, with a response expected in 2042 at the earliest.

[Editor’s Note]   Such efforts by SETI and METI are noble, but futile. The answer to Fermi’s paradox of ‘where are all of the aliens?’ is that they are here, but they are keeping themselves hidden from us. This galaxy, including our star system and planet, is swarming with intelligent beings using a variety highly advanced modes of travel. The good ETs respect the prime directive to not interfere with human technological and spiritual development on earth and they keep themselves hidden from us for the most part. Ironically, this has left the door open for the bad ETs, who don’t give a damn about any prime directive, to infiltrate and control our world which they have done. They keep themselves hidden in order to maintain our illusion of a self-controlled reality. This is the reason why we don’t commonly interact with other ET species, and why these sorts of attempts to make “first contact” cannot succeed. It is up to the extraterrestrials to reveal themselves to us, which could happen very soon. And when it does happen, we will put efforts like SETI and METI to better use.

 

It could be a Star Trek or Star Wars universe after all. One where a diverse set of intelligent extraterrestrial species from across the galaxies all easily communicate despite some pretty dramatic biological differences.

Some of the world’s leading linguists argue that human languages are connected by a shared “universal grammar.” And now some, including perhaps the most well-known linguist, say they’re optimistic that connection could extend to extraterrestrial languages too.

“To put it whimsically, the Martian language might not be so different from human language after all,” explained Noam Chomsky and Jeffrey Watumull in a presentation at the International Space Development Conference (ISDC) in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Chomsky is a noted author on both linguistics and global politics and is often referred to as the “father of modern linguistics” who pioneered the notion of a universal grammar.

 

                Noam Chomsky                       and Jeffrey Watumull

“Chomsky has often said that if a Martian visited Earth, it would think we all speak dialects of the same language, because all terrestrial languages share a common underlying structure,” said Douglas Vakoch, president of METI (short for Messaging Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence), which organized a daylong Language in the Cosmos workshop at ISDC. “But if aliens have language, would it be similar to ours? That’s the big question.”

 Linguists Bridget Samuels from the University of Southern California and Jeffrey Punske from Southern Illinois University also argued in a separate presentation at the workshop that some universal factors underlying language might be able to bridge big gaps in alien biology and environment.

“The whole universe is subject to the same laws of physics. For example, there are not that many ways a signal can be transmitted, particularly over large distances,” they explained to me in an email. “Also, we can expect that extraterrestrial languages … have a vocabulary consisting of building blocks of meaning that can be combined to create more complex meanings.”

The notion here is that there are aspects of the universe that are, well, universal. While hypothetical aliens may have evolved very differently from us on very different worlds, all species — and by extension all languages — must spring forth from essentially the same elemental soup.


2:17 minute video on METI’s efforts to send music to ETs

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