Month: May 2020

The Pentagon Officially Releases UFO Videos

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Article by Michael Conte                            April 28, 2020                           (cnn.com)

• Between December 2017 and March 2018, Tom DeLonge’s ‘To The Stars Academy of Arts & Sciences’ first released three US Navy videos of UAPs/UFOs. One of these was the infamous “Tic Tac” UFO from 2004 which Navy pilot David Fravor remarked, ‘moved in ways he couldn’t explain’, “like a ping pong ball, bouncing off a wall.”

• Also revealed was the existence of a classified Pentagon UFO program launched in 2007 at the behest of former Nevada Senator Harry Reid. The program was allegedly ended in 2012. The former head of the Pentagon program, Luis Elizondo, said in 2017 that he personally believes “there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone.” “These aircraft,” said Elizondo, “… are displaying characteristics that are not currently within the US inventory nor in any foreign inventory that we are aware of.” Elizondo resigned from the Defense Department in 2017 in protest over the secrecy surrounding the program and the internal opposition to funding it.

• In September 2019, the Navy acknowledged the veracity of the videos. Now, the Pentagon has officially released these same three short UFO videos taken by Navy pilots on infrared cameras – one in 2004 and two others in 2015 – “in order to clear up any misconceptions by the public on whether or not the footage that has been circulating was real, or whether or not there is more to the videos,” said Pentagon spokesperson Sue Gough.

• Former Senator Reid tweeted that he was “glad” the Pentagon officially released the videos, but that “it only scratches the surface of research and materials available. The U.S. needs to take a serious, scientific look at this and any potential national security implications.”

• A spokesperson for Virginia Senator Mark Warner told CNN last summer, “If pilots at Oceana (Master Navy Jet Base in Virginia Beach) or elsewhere are reporting flight hazards that interfere with training or put them at risk, then Senator Warner wants answers. It doesn’t matter if it’s weather balloons, little green men, or something else entirely — we can’t ask our pilots to put their lives at risk unnecessarily.”

 

         Luis Elizondo

The Pentagon has officially released three short videos showing “unidentified aerial phenomena” that had previously

         Virginia Senator Mark Warner

been released by a private company.

The videos show what appear to be unidentified flying objects rapidly moving while recorded by infrared cameras. Two of the videos contain service members reacting in awe at how quickly the objects are moving. One voice speculates that it could be a drone.

The Navy previously acknowledged the veracity of the videos in September of last year. They are officially releasing them now, “in order to clear up any misconceptions by the public on whether or not the footage that has been circulating was real, or whether or not there is more to the videos,” according to Pentagon spokesperson Sue Gough.

“After a thorough review, the department has determined that the authorized release of these unclassified videos does not reveal any sensitive capabilities or systems,” said Gough in a statement, “and does not impinge on any subsequent investigations of military air space incursions by unidentified aerial phenomena.”

2:42 minute video on release of declassified UFOs (‘ABC News’ YouTube)

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One Third of Americans Believe in UFOs, But They Aren’t All Looking For the Same Thing

Article by Starre Vartan                             April 24, 2020                                (mnn.com)

• Belief in UFOs is at a high point. A 2019 Gallup poll showed that 33% of Americans “believe that some UFO sightings over the years have in fact been alien spacecraft visiting Earth from other planets or galaxies.” After the New York Times ran a front-page story detailing a US Department of Defense UFO program along with several reports of UFO sightings by the US Navy, the head of the Pentagon program, Luis Elizondo, said, “In my opinion, if this was a court of law, we have reached the point of ‘beyond reasonable doubt.’ I hate to use the term UFO, but that’s what we’re looking at… [O]ne has to ask the question ‘where they’re from’?”

• In her book, They Are Already Here: UFO Culture and Why We See Saucers, author Sarah Scoles delves into the people behind the science, philosophy and conspiracy theories of UFOs. Scoles spoke to attendees at the annual UFO Congress; she traveled to famous UFO sites such as Roswell, Area 51, and Skinwalker Ranch. Her research revealed that not everyone in the UFO community holds common beliefs. While younger millennials were excited about ‘proof’ of extraterrestrial UFOs, older generations were more skeptical.

• Scoles says that a “large minority” within the UFO community are actually “science-minded” who look for “good explanations” for UFO sightings. “I was surprised to find the moderate types,” said Scoles. This group tends to use science to understand, explain, explore or disprove the idea of alien life, comparable to mainstream astronomers and scientists.

• Another subset of UFO enthusiasts are those who treat the idea of extraterrestrials as a kind of secular religion. They see the possibility of advanced alien life as a sign of hope. If a technologically-advanced extraterrestrial civilization has been able to survive, then humanity may also be able to overcome our challenges and keep moving toward the stars. Although we live in perilous times, there can still be positive visions of humanity’s future. “[A]liens could be a model for us,” says Scoles.

• Scoles noted those who experience ‘the sweet allure of the unknown’. She writes about a friend who found himself in a local bar in a small Iowa town where he brought up the subject of “spook lights” that had been reported nearby. The bar patrons were excited to tell a stranger what they had seen. “There was (still) some mystery and magic” here in this small town.

• Some people fear the idea of aliens and see them as an existential threat,” says Scoles. But others base their belief in UFOs almost entirely on their conviction that governments or authoritative groups have been “hiding aliens or their classified technology”, and covering up the alien presence for years.

• Finally, some people simply consider the number of stars and habitable planets in our galaxy and universe and deem life on other planets as not just theoretically possible but highly probable. The statistical odds are that there must be intelligent life outside Earth, and those life forms have likely visited our planet.

• So with all of these different groups of people interested in extraterrestrial spacecraft and alien civilizations for differing reasons, what unites the UFO community? According to Scoles, across the UFO spectrum, everyone “from skeptics to true believers, is motivated by a sense of wonder, encountering a thing that they don’t know.”

 

Behind every alleged unidentified flying object sighting, every creepy alien story and every first-contact theory, there’s a person. An earthling who believes a little — or a lot — in the idea that aliens have visited Earth or are trying to.

So who are all these people? Writer Sarah Scoles was interested in finding out, and it’s the people behind the science, philosophy and conspiracy theories of UFOs who she focuses on in her book, “They Are Already Here: UFO Culture and Why We See Saucers.”

Belief in UFOs is currently at a high point, with a 2019 Gallup poll showing that 33% of Americans “believe that some UFO sightings over the years have in fact been alien spacecraft visiting Earth from other planets or galaxies.” About 60% of Americans are skeptical and 7% aren’t sure — but 16% of people who answered the poll said they have personally witnessed a UFO.

Those numbers are on the rise again in recent years due, in part, to a bombshell of an article published in December 2017 by The New York Times. A front-page story detailed a five-year program at the Pentagon call the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP). That program’s findings included a number of reports of unidentified flying objects. In later interviews, key members of that program offered more detail. As MNN covered at the time, Luis Elizondo, the head of AATIP, told then-Defense Secretary James Mattis: “In my opinion, if this was a court of law, we have reached the point of ‘beyond reasonable doubt.’ I hate to use the term UFO, but that’s what we’re looking at,” said Elizondo. “I think it’s pretty clear this is not us, and it’s not anyone else, so one has to ask the question where they’re from.”

Contrary to what might be assumed, many in the UFO community were skeptical of this news, though author Scoles said this was interestingly divided by generation, with older people more skeptical and Millennials excited to hear confirmation, a divide that got Scoles interested in the group. She attended the UFO Congress — a huge annual meeting of the UFO-interested — held just a couple months after the Pentagon program’s revelation. She talked to 22 people for her book, and what’s interesting is how different they are from each other; this is no monolithic group.

She traveled to famous sites on the extraterrestrial map, including Roswell, New Mexico and Area 51, the UFO Congress, the Pentagon, Skinwalker ranch in Utah and even meetings of a local UFO group in Denver where she lives. As she dug deeper into UFO society, Scoles discovered there are different reasons and attitudes that get people thinking or obsessing about UFOs.

 

1:03:25 minute ‘Somewhere in the Skies’ with Ryan Sprague (‘Ryan Sprague’ YouTube)

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Former French Director of Intelligence Believes UFOs May Come From Parallel Worlds

Article by Douglas Charles                         April 21, 2020                          (brobible.com)

• The former Director of Intelligence for France, Alain Juillet (pictured above), told Paris Match magazine recently, “In the particular field of UFOs… there are fighter pilots, astronauts, people who… report very precise observations. We must not say that they are nonsense, but… recognize that there are things that escape us. It is in this context that I became interested (in UFOs)… because the first thing we see when we study this phenomenon, is that… these machines… do not function according to the terrestrial laws, and in particular that they are not subjected to gravitation.”

• As to whether these UFOs could be coming from a parallel dimension, Juillet says, “[A] fly with its faceted eyes can see dimensions other than ours even though it lives in our world. Perhaps… there are things that are in our universe that we cannot see… because they are not in our field of vision. But perhaps, from time to time, something happens, that a phenomenon passes through our field of perception before disappearing.”

• Asked how he thinks society would react if the truth about UFOs was ever revealed to the general public, Juillet said, “If tomorrow morning we have confirmation that the UFOs come from a world parallel to ours, …within five years, everyone will have accepted it as a trivial phenomenon.”

• As we inch closer and closer to the truth about UFOs, numerous theories have surfaced which seem to defy all known science. Quantum physicists, Dr. Jack Sarfatti, suggested that the ‘Tic Tac’ UFO seen by US Navy pilots and personnel off of the coast of San Diego in 2004 was able to achieve its ‘otherworldly’ speed and maneuverability by using a “metamaterial” that allowed it to time travel. (see previous ExoArticle here)

• Professor of biological anthropology and author Dr. Michael P. Masters has written that the UFO sightings over the years are not aliens visiting our planet, but time-traveling human beings (from the future), piloting futuristic spacecraft. (see previous ExoArticle here)

• On the other hand, former Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) in the UK, Sir John Sawers, believes that aliens do exist. (see previous ExoArticle here) So who do we believe? When asked how he feels about governments not allowing the public know what’s really going on with the UFO phenomenon, Alain Juillet hits the nail on the head: “I don’t think secrecy is really useful.”

 

As we inch closer and closer to learning the truth about the hundreds upon hundreds of UFO sightings over the years, with a massive spike in them

              Dr. Michael P. Masters

taking place in 2020, numerous theories have surfaced which seem to defy all known science, yet in reality may actually be rather plausible.

                  Dr. Jack Sarfatti

One such theory put forth by one of the world’s top quantum physicists, Dr. Jack Sarfatti, suggests that the infamous USS Nimitz tic tac UFO was able to attain its otherworldly speed and maneuverablity by using a “metamaterial” that allowed it to time travel.

That theory dovetailed nicely into another hypothesis author Dr. Michael P. Masters wrote about in a recently published book, Identified Flying Objects: A Multidisciplinary Scientific Approach to the UFO Phenomenon. In his book, Masters, a professor of biological anthropology specializing in human evolutionary anatomy, archaeology and biomedicine, suggests that all the UFO sightings we’ve had over the years are actually NOT be aliens visiting our planet, but time-traveling human beings piloting futuristic spacecrafts.

                 Sir John Sawers

And now we’ve got former director of intelligence at the French Directorate-General for External Security (DGSE), Alain Juillet, who says he believes that UFOs may actually come from parallel worlds.

Speaking to French publication Paris Match recently, Juillet said, “In the particular field of UFOs, not to mention the people who see a flying saucer landing in a field, there are fighter pilots, astronauts, people who are anything but funny and report very precise observations. We must not say that they are nonsense, but just recognize that there are things that escape us. It is in this context that I became interested in this problem because the first thing we see when we study this phenomenon, it is that obvious these machines or these appearances do not function according to the terrestrial laws and in particular that they are not subjected to gravitation.”

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