Former Senator Reid Wants UFO Studies Made Public

by George Knapp and Matt Adams               February 27, 2019                   (lasvegasnow.com)

• George Knapp’s Las Vegas-based CBS affiliate KLAS Channel 8 “I-Team” recently interviewed former Nevada Senator Harry Reid (pictured above) who is continuing to make the case for renewed studies into UFOs. Reid says that the Russian and Chinese military are certainly studying how UFOs work and how to build their own. (see 5:10 minute interview below)

• In 2007, Reid and a few senate colleagues sponsored a secret Pentagon program that investigated mystery aircraft and related phenomena. This is known as AATIP (Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program), but Reid revealed that the original name for it was the Advanced Aerospace Weapons System Application Program (AAWSAP). This program ended six years ago. The former senator wants to see these ‘X-Files’ released to the public along with a renewed effort to get to the bottom of things.

• First there was the ‘Tic Tac’ UFO which buzzed the USS Nimitz carrier group in 2004 was not only seen by pilots and cameras but also by several high tech sensor systems, as documented in a 13-page report written for the Pentagon. Debunkers have tried to explain it as a rocket or something. Reid confirms that these craft are not [Earthly]. “People… who are in positions of responsibility, whether it’s the Pentagon or whatever it might be, …don’t want to have to try and explain something that many times is not explainable,” said Reid. “This has been going on a long time.”

• Then there was the so-called Gimbal UFO video recorded by military pilots in 2015. It was one of dozens of similar objects encountered off the coasts of Florida and Virginia over the past three years, according to Pentagon sources.

• More recently has been the release of the titles of 38 unclassified scientific papers produced by the AATIP/AAWSAP study, five of which has been made public in its entirety. Reid confirms that one of the unreleased studies involve the investigation reports of UFO activity over American nuclear missile bases. Another focused on a mysterious (Skinwalker) ranch in northeastern Utah, once owned by businessman Robert Bigelow, and the harmful health consequences for dozens of people who had close encounters there.

• Dr. Hal Puthoff, a Bigelow Aerospace physicist, says that the program also looked closely at a Brazilian investigation from the 1970’s that included a thousand pages of documents by the Brazilian Air Force, 500 photographs, 15 hours of film, and a lot of medical reports of injuries to people who encountered UFO craft at close range.

• Knapp asks Reid “What’s their [ETs] interest in us? Why are they buzzing around?” Reid replied, “Well, let’s turn that around. Why are we interested in them? Same answer to your question, because we don’t know.”

[Editor’s Note]  Since the AATIP/AAWSAP Program was revealed in December 2017, over 1200 Freedom of Information Requests have been filed with the Department of Defense for complete information on these declassified reports.

 

LAS VEGAS – Former Nevada Senator Harry Reid is continuing to make the case for renewed studies into the UFO mystery.

Back in 2007, Reid and a few senate colleagues sponsored a secret Pentagon program that investigated mystery aircraft and related phenomena.

The program was based in southern Nevada, but that effort ended six years ago, and very little from the study has been made public. Now, the senator not only hopes the X-Files get released but thinks there should be a renewed effort to get to the bottom of things.

“I’ll bet you anything that China is spending money to check this out I’ll bet you anything that KGB Putin is spending some money checking this out,” said former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

He dropped hard-edged hints that he knows potential adversaries Russia and China have carried out their own military studies to figure out how UFOs work and how to build their own.

The so-called Gimbal UFO recorded by military pilots in 2015 is one of dozens of similar objects encountered off the coasts of Florida and Virginia in the last three years, according to Pentagon sources.

The Tic Tac UFO which buzzed the USS Nimitz carrier group in 2004 was not only seen by pilots and cameras but also by several high tech sensor systems, as documented in a 13-page report written for the Pentagon, a document that went into the data base of AAWSAP, that’s the original acronym for the study Reid sponsored. The senator said these craft are not ours.

Reporter George Knapp: “What’s their interest in us? Why are they buzzing around?”

Former Sen. Harry Reid: “Well, let’s turn that around. Why are we interested in them? Same answer to your question, because we don’t know.”

Reporter George Knapp: “The Tic Tac. People have tried to explain it away, it’s almost an insult to our best pilots and sensors. It was real and we don’t understand it?”

Former Sen. Harry Reid: “This has been going on a long time. These sightings are said to have been set off by a rocket in California or something. People do not want, who are in positions of responsibility, whether it’s the Pentagon or whatever it might be, they don’t want to have to try and explain something that many times is not explainable.”

5:10 minute KLAS Channel 8 I-Team CBS News video of
Former Senator Reid’s interview (and Dr Hal Puthoff)


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Massive Black Triangle UFO Over New Lambton Heights (AU) in 1999

by Damon Cronshaw                   February 23, 2019                    (theherald.com.au)

• In November 1999, Dean “Vern” Garner of New Lambton Heights in New South Wales, Australia was barbecuing outside on a hot, crystal clear night at 11pm, talking to a friend when they suddenly saw “what appeared to be a fire, down low behind trees”. “Then the orange light started to rise up. It rose above the eucalypt trees,” Garner said. “We could see it coming towards us. I said, ‘we’re about to find out what this thing is’. We were absolutely stunned. I said ‘what the hell is that?’. This thing was coming towards us at no more than 25km/h. It was about 30 metres high, just above the tallest eucalyptus tree. As it approached us, the hairs on our neck and arms stood up. We were in deep shock. We couldn’t believe what we were seeing.”

• A massive triangular-shaped craft flew above them. “It was travelling so low, you could have thrown a rock and hit it. It was directly above our heads,” Garner said. “As we stood underneath it, there was no doubt what it was. We knew straight away it was an alien craft from another planet. There’s nothing like that on our planet. I never thought I’d see a UFO in my life. It seemed to take a minute for the whole craft to pass over our house.”

• Light from the craft shone on them and the house. The pair screamed, “hello, hello”. “We felt calm, like we weren’t in any danger. It was almost like it was being emitted from the ship somehow,” he said. The UFO had five lights, including a massive orange light in its center. “It was kind of like the inside of an orange when you cut an orange in half,” he said. The orange light itself was about “three quarters the size of a football field”. But the triangular craft was much bigger. It appeared to be made of a substance that he likened to “black glass or titanium”. “This thing was absolutely huge. It was 50 to 100 times the size of a 747,” Garner estimated. “It was a massive ship. It seemed to float on air. There were no engines, no flames, no sound. It was completely silent. It was absolutely beautiful. It came from another world, an advanced world. We had the distinct impression that we and everything around us were being filmed. We didn’t know why, we just had that feeling.”

• In 1989 to 1990, witnesses reported large black silent triangles many times in Belgium. This wave of sightings included a large number of police reports and the Belgian government’s official interest in the sightings. Retired Belgian Major General Wilfried de Brouwer, who oversaw the investigation, said there were about 2000 reported sightings. In one case, two police officers spotted a triangular object with three spotlights illuminating the field over which it hovered. In its center was a red flashing light.

• Some have suggested this type of UFO could be United States Air Force surveillance aircraft developed under “black operations”.

 

Dean “Vern” Garner has kept a secret for 20 years. He thinks about it often, but hardly speaks about it because he has no proof.

The memory came back vividly recently when he was throwing out old newspapers kept for painting. One fell on the floor.

It contained a story, published in this column in November 2017, about Geoff and Maree Masters. Dean hadn’t come across the story until then.

     New South Wales, Australia

The couple had shared their story about seeing a massive black triangle-shaped UFO from their Edgeworth front yard one night in the late 1990s.

Dean, who owns Vern’s Guitar Clinic at Wallsend, had a similar experience.

“It was 1999, around November. It was a hot, crystal clear night. You could see the stars. There was no breeze,” he said.
He was living on Grandview Road at New Lambton Heights on top of a ridge. That night, he was having a barbecue.

At about 11pm, he was outside talking to a mate about the forthcoming new year.

Suddenly, they could see “what appeared to be a fire, down low behind trees”.

They also thought it could be lightning.

“Then the orange light started to rise up. It rose above the eucalypt trees,” he said.

“We could see it coming towards us. I said, ‘we’re about to find out what this thing is’.

“We were absolutely stunned. I said ‘what the hell is that?’. This thing was coming towards us at no more than 25km/h.

“It was about 30 metres high, just above the tallest eucalyptus tree.

“As it approached us, the hairs on our neck and arms stood up. We were in deep shock. We couldn’t believe what we were seeing.”

A massive triangular-shaped craft flew above them.

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Is the Pacific NorthWest a Hotbed for UFO Activity?

by John Prentice                  February 21, 2019                   (nbc16.com)

• “Are we alone in this galaxy or not?” “Its the most important question we’ve had in human history,” said Peter B. Davenport, director of the , National UFO Reporting Center and Hotline established in 1974. “I’ve had several sightings,” Davenport said. “I was living in St. Louis, Missouri the time. I was a kid about six and a half years of age. I was watching a drive-in movie and we saw an object that to this day astonishes me. It was bright red, it was painful to look at and it just accelerated at amazing speed.” In the 20+ years he’s worked for the National UFO Reporting Center, Davenport says he’s heard thousands of UFO stories from seemingly credible people. As a result, he is convinced Earth is visited on a regular basis by a wide verity of extraterrestrial beings.

• The first UFO sighting to make national headlines was published in Pendleton’s East Oregonian in 1947 and originated in Washington state, when a pilot named Kenneth Arnold spotted nine saucer-like aircrafts flying above Mt. Rainier. The Associated Press picked up the story and a few weeks later Roswell was in the news. ‘UFO fever’ took America by storm and the U.S. Government took notice, launching official investigations into the threat UFOs could pose to national security, like the U.S. Air Force’s “Project Blue Book.”

• “[The Pacific Northwest] has been a hot-spot for decades,” said Maurene Morgan, Washington State Director of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). “You hear about Kenneth Arnold sighting of the nine skipping saucers in the Mt. Rainier region and then you hear about Roswell, New Mexico and that’s where it stops,” Morgan said. “But really there are newspaper accounts going back to 1893 in a Tacoma newspaper where these fisherman say they saw this electronic monster coming out of the water. When Hanford was being developed, sightings began to appear in the 1940s. These were red glowing orbs and the military used to scramble planes to chase them and they’d disappear from the radar.”

• Another early Washington state UFO encounter occurred in June of 1947. The “Maury Island Incident,” as it came to be known, involved flying saucers, a cover up by a man-in-black.

• Dr. Bernard Bates, a physics professor at the University of Puget Sound, says the universe as we know it is about 13 billion years old and possibly infinite in size. He says that massive amount of time and space makes the probability of intelligent life… “Oh, probably 100 percent.” Bates says if extraterrestrials have the technology to travel through the vast expanses of outer space and visit our planet, it’s very likely they would also have the technology to visit undetected.

 

Do you ever look up at the night sky and wonder if someone, or something, looking back down at you? Like…aliens?
You’re not alone.

“The universe is really big, in fact it may be infinite in size,” said Dr. Bernard Bates.

Bates has been teaching physics at the University of Puget Sound for years and says the universe as we know it is about 13 billion years old and possibly infinite in size. He says that massive amount of time and space makes the probability of intelligent life elsewhere extremely high.

“Oh, probably 100 percent if you look at the whole universe,” Bates said.

“Its the most important question we’ve had in human history,” said Peter B. Davenport, director of the National UFO Reporting Center and Hotline.”Are we alone in this galaxy or not?”

The Center and Hotline were established in 1974.

“I’ve had several sightings, the first one probably explains why I’m sitting in the KOMO studios talking about UFOs,” Davenport said. “I was living in St. Louis, Missouri the time. I was a kid about six and a half years of age – I was watching a drive-in movie and we saw an object that to this day astonishes me. It was bright red, it was painful to look at and it just accelerated at amazing speed.”

To this day, he has no idea what it was. Davenport says the experience changed his life and in the ~20 years he’s worked for the National UFO Reporting Center, he’s heard thousands of UFO stories, from seemingly credible people. As a result, he is convinced Earth is visited on a regular basis by a wide verity of extraterrestrial beings.

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