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The Military Keeps Encountering UFOs. Why Doesn’t the Pentagon Care?

“We have no idea what’s behind these weird incidents because we’re not investigating.”

by Christopher Mellon            March 9, 2018             (washingtonpost.com)

• A December 16, 2018 New York Times article revealed a $22M Pentagon UFO program and released a Navy F-18 cockpit video of a “pill-shaped UFO” off of the coast of California in 2004. Now, Defense Department intelligence officials confirm more than a dozen such incidents off of the East Coast since 2015. Last October, the Air Force sent F-15 fighter jets to intercept a high-speed UFO traveling from northern California into Oregon, which was confirmed by ground radar and commercial airline pilots visually. ‘To The Stars Academy’ has released two more videos of the U.S. military capturing UFOs on video (see both of them below).

• Prior to capturing the Navy F-18 cockpit video of the original pill-shaped UFO off of the coast of San Diego in 2004, the Navy had been tracking these UFOs for a couple of weeks. They witnessed UFOs descending at supersonic speeds from altitudes higher than 60,000 feet, only to suddenly stop and hover as low as 50 feet above the ocean, in broad daylight and without a discernible means of propulsion. The United States possesses nothing capable of such feats.
• Whether these are advanced technologies from Russia or China or intelligent extraterrestrials, the U.S. government doesn’t appear to be very interested in learning more about them.

• This article’s writer, Christopher Mellon, is a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence for the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, and was Staff Director for the Senate Intelligence Committee. He is currently an adviser to ‘To The Stars Academy’ and raises private funds to enable the Academy to investigate incidents like the 2004 UFO encounter off of San Diego. Says Mellon, “military departments and agencies treat such [UFO] incidents as isolated events rather than as part of a pattern requiring serious attention and investigation.”

• Reports from different services and agencies remain largely ignored and unevaluated inside their respective bureaucratic stovepipes. The current approach is equivalent to having the Army conduct a submarine search without the Navy. “A colleague of mine at To the Stars Academy, Luis Elizondo, used to run a Pentagon intelligence program that examined evidence of “anomalous” aircraft, but he resigned last fall to protest government inattention to the growing body of empirical data.” The Pentagon officially discontinued the UFO program in 2012.

• Mellon says that ‘To the Stars Academy’ is being approached by military personnel who are concerned about national security and frustrated by how the Defense Department is handling such UFO reports. “Nobody wants to be ‘the alien guy’ in the national security bureaucracy; nobody wants to be ridiculed or sidelined for drawing attention to the issue… This is true up and down the chain of command, and it is a serious and recurring impediment to progress… It is time to set aside taboos regarding UFOs and instead listen to our pilots and radar operators.”

• “The task needs to be assigned to an official with the clout to compel collaboration among disparate and often quarrelsome national security bureaucracies. A truly serious effort would involve, among other things, analysts able to review infrared satellite data, NORAD radar databases and signals, and human intelligence reporting. Congress should require an all-source study by the secretary of defense while promoting research into new forms of propulsion that might explain how these vehicles achieve such extraordinary power and maneuverability,” says Mellon. “Who knows what perils we may avoid or opportunities we might identify? The future belongs to not only the physically brave but also the intellectually agile.”

 

In December, the Defense Department declassified two videos documenting encounters between U.S. Navy F-18 fighters and unidentified aircraft. The first video captures multiple pilots observing and discussing a strange, hovering, egg-shaped craft, apparently one of a “fleet” of such objects, according to cockpit audio. The second shows a similar incident involving an F-18 attached to the USS Nimitz carrier battle group in 2004.

The videos, along with observations by pilots and radar operators, appear to provide evidence of the existence of aircraft far superior to anything possessed by the United States or its allies. Defense Department officials who analyze the relevant intelligence confirm more than a dozen such incidents off the East Coast alone since 2015. In another recent case, the Air Force launched F-15 fighters last October in a failed attempt to intercept an unidentified high-speed aircraft looping over the Pacific Northwest.

A third declassified video, released by To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science , a privately owned media and scientific research company to which I’m an adviser, reveals a previously undisclosed Navy encounter that occurred off the East Coast in 2015.

Is it possible that America has been technologically leap-frogged by Russia or China? Or, as many people wondered after the videos were first published by the New York Times in December, might they be evidence of some alien civilization? Unfortunately, we have no idea, because we aren’t even seeking answers.
I served as deputy assistant secretary of defense for intelligence for the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations and as staff director for the Senate Intelligence Committee, and I know from numerous discussions with Pentagon officials over the past two years that military departments and agencies treat such incidents as isolated events rather than as part of a pattern requiring serious attention and investigation. A colleague of mine at To the Stars Academy, Luis Elizondo, used to run a Pentagon intelligence program that examined evidence of “anomalous” aircraft, but he resigned last fall to protest government inattention to the growing body of empirical data.

Meanwhile, reports from different services and agencies remain largely ignored and unevaluated inside their respective bureaucratic stovepipes. There is no Pentagon process for synthesizing all the observations the military is making. The current approach is equivalent to having the Army conduct a submarine search without the Navy. It is also reminiscent of the counterterrorism efforts of the CIA and the FBI before Sept. 11, 2001, when each had information on the hijackers that they kept to themselves. In this instance, the truth may ultimately prove benign, but why leave it to chance?

(A Pentagon spokesman did not respond to requests from The Washington Post for comment, but in December, the military confirmed the existence of a program to investigate UFOs and said it had stopped funding the research in 2012.)

UFO off of the West Coast

UFO off of the East Coast

 

The military personnel who are encountering these phenomena tell remarkable stories. In one example, over the course of two weeks in November 2004, the USS Princeton, a guided-missile cruiser operating advanced naval radar, repeatedly detected unidentified aircraft operating in and around the Nimitz carrier battle group, which it was guarding off the coast of San Diego. In some cases, according to incident reports and interviews with military personnel, these vehicles descended from altitudes higher than 60,000 feet at supersonic speeds, only to suddenly stop and hover as low as 50 feet above the ocean. The United States possesses nothing capable of such feats.

On at least two occasions, F-18 fighters were guided to intercept these vehicles and were able to verify their location, appearance and performance. Notably, these encounters occurred in broad daylight and were independently monitored by radars aboard multiple ships and aircraft. According to naval aviators I have spoken with at length, the vehicles were roughly 45 feet long and white. Yet these mysterious aircraft easily sped away from and outmaneuvered America’s front-line fighters without a discernible means of propulsion.

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Tom DeLonge Quit Blink-182 to Become One of the World’s Leading UFO Experts

by Kelsey McKinney             February 27, 2018              (thefader.com)

• In the 1990’s and 2000’s, Tom DeLonge was a young guitarist, singer and songwriter for the successful rock band, Blink-182. Being a UFO enthusiast and having read hundreds of books on the subject, he occasionally made references to ETs in his songs, and even spoke with CNN’s Larry King about UFOs in 2012. In 2015, while camping in the Nevada desert near Area 51, Tom and some friends say they had a close encounter with a herd of unseen aliens that swarmed past the men huddled inside their buttoned-up tents.

• DeLonge’s public revelations about the existence of ETs and UFOs apparently caught the attention of some political and military officials. He was emailed an invitation to attend a meeting at the Pentagon in 2015. In 2016, leaked Hillary Clinton campaign emails revealed that DeLonge had been in correspondence with campaign manager John Podesta discussing the UFO phenomenon. DeLonge also published his own book on UFOs called Sekret Machines and plans to release a short film on UFOs later this year.

• In an October 2017 interview on Joe Rogan’s YouTube podcast, DeLonge stated: “The only way to get people to understand what the f*ck is going on is to first present them the story… and then follow up with the science, and then show them that the [technology] you are seeing can be engineered and created.” This appears to be what DeLong is planning to do.

• While his book is officially “fiction” and his close encounters are vague, they do reveal what DeLonge believes to be true: the Nazis were involved in the Roswell crash; the Cold War was part of a massive world-wide ET cover-up; the U.S. government is currently in possession of ET technology and actual alien beings; and intelligent ETs have been visiting the Earth for decades – even genetically tampering with the human species.

• By 2017, DeLonge had assembled $75,000 cash and an esteemed group of scientists, aerospace engineers, and former government and military officials, forming a public-benefit corporation called To The Stars Academy to explore the outer edges of science and bring to light ideas unrepresented in mainstream discourse. In addition to continuing to create books and documentaries, and encouraging further government disclosures and whistle blowers, the Academy will presumably engineer some of this advanced technology itself.

• One of the Academy’s highest profile members is Luis Elizondo, the CIA/DOD insider who ran the Pentagon’s secret UFO investigation program, as scooped by the New York Times last December. Elizondo resigned from his Pentegon position to join the Academy in October 2016 in order to give this information a better chance of becoming public. Other Academy members include esteemed physicist Dr. Hal Puthoff; Steve Justice (Lockheed Martin); Jim Semivan (CIA); and Chris Mellon (DIA).

• A 2017 survey by 20th Century Fox found that 47% of Americans believe in aliens, and 39% believe that aliens have visited earth. Since their public debut in October 2017, To The Stars Academy has raised almost $2.4 million toward their stated goal of $200M. Perhaps DeLonge’s timing is just right to create a groundswell of public interest resulting in high-level government full disclosure of UFOs and ET beings. Or perhaps not. There are those in the UFO community who believe that DeLonge is merely being used as part of a soft disclosure of limited information to the public.

 

In no particular order, here is a list of things Tom DeLonge has consistently claimed to believe: UFOs are real, aliens are real and they visit us episodically, the U.S. government has known about alien life for decades, the U.S. government has been actively experimenting with alien technologies, the Nazis were involved in Roswell, the Cold War was actually an international cover-up about extraterrestrial life, there was more to the moon landing than we were told, the mass of nuclear weapons the U.S. has is being held for a war with aliens, human evolution was tampered with by someone or something, and the U.S. government has a real live alien species locked up somewhere.

He used to sound crazy. Here was a dude in a beanie, his left arm inked from wrist to somewhere beneath his graphic tee, best known as the former co-frontman of the rock band Blink-182. In interviews, the words coming out of his mouth made less sense than the 40 “na”s strung together in the chorus of “All the Small Things.” This would have been fine — a creative mind susceptible to wild ideas is hardly unique. Except Tom DeLonge didn’t just have a passing interest or affinity; he was planning a crusade.

        Tom DeLonge of Blink-182

In late 2015, months after he announced his departure from Blink-182, Tom DeLonge began reaching out to people in politics who might be able to help him find the truth and share it with the world. Maybe no one would have known he was doing it if he hadn’t been emailing with Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta. When her campaign email server leaked in March 2016, though, there was a bundle of emails from Tom DeLonge: sending links, asking Podesta questions about alien life, and trying to set up a meeting between Podesta and an Air Force general to discuss what really happened at Roswell.

He was also dabbling in alien fiction. Sekret Machines Book 1: Chasing Shadows, a novel, came out in April 2016. He has a young adult series called Poet Anderson, a children’s book, and both an alien-inspired album and short film slated to come out later this year. Each of these projects is meant to be grounded in the knowledge DeLonge has acquired through his years of research, like a bite-sized introduction to what he believes is the whole truth. In a YouTube interview with Joe Rogan in October 2017, he said, “The only way to get people to understand what the fuck is going on is to first present them the story […] and then follow up with the science, and then show them that the [technology] you are seeing can be engineered and created.”

So next comes the science. In October 2017, with over $75,000 cash and more than a million dollars in assets, according to SEC filings, DeLonge launched the To The Stars Academy of Arts & Sciences, comprising a group of 10 scientists, aerospace engineers, and creatives. Their aim is to explore the “outer edges of science,” bringing to light ideas unpresented by mainstream discourse, and to try to discover proof of what DeLonge already believes. They’ll also create cultural products like novels and movies to make those ideas more accessible. The plan is something like: film Star Wars, release a documentary explaining hyperdrives and lightsabers, then raise the money to somehow actually build them.

And… maybe you can? In December, two months after the launch of the To The Stars Academy, The New York Times published an article revealing a decade-long, taxpayer-funded Pentagon program that investigated UFOs without the knowledge of the American people. (The Defense Department says it closed in 2012, though some skeptics say that it’s still in existence.) Their big scoop was based off research straight from DeLonge’s foundation. Luis Elizondo, a former Pentagon employee who ran the department and became the story’s main source, was one of the first employees of To The Stars.

Former Nevada Senator Harry Reid, who greenlit the secret Pentagon program for investigating UFOs, supports DeLonge’s cause. “I think what DeLonge helped start is really wonderful,” Reid told The FADER. “I think it’s remarkable that he’s gotten this team together. They’re all scientists with deep experience.”

Suddenly, DeLonge didn’t sound like a man possessed. He sounded like a man who knew something. “I know that it’s fun to make snarky comments, but this isn’t the kind of thing to joke about,” he told the New York Daily News in December. “This is going to really affect a lot of people and a lot of people’s belief systems.” Tom DeLonge might sound crazy to you, but he’s already had one of his claims verified. And there’s no telling what else he believes that isn’t just conspiratorial rambling, but truth.

                To The Stars Academy

This is the story of how Tom DeLonge got very, very serious about aliens.

On the 1999 Blink-182 album Enema of the State, DeLonge co-wrote the song titled “Aliens Exist.” The next year, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, he said that the track was “about aliens that come to earth and fly up your butt […] and it’s true,” hence the “enema” in the album’s title. “I’m one of those freaks that really believes that stuff exists,” he wrote in a program for the accompanying tour. “I think if anybody out there does a little bit of research they will find that they side with me.”

In 2000, his Blink-182 bandmate Mark Hoppus told Rolling Stone that Tom “believes anything he reads. You could say, ‘I read in a magazine that an alien landed in Australia. A doctor found him and did an autopsy – there’s footage on the Internet.’ And Tom wouldn’t even question it. He would take it as gospel and go around telling everybody.”

The band gave DeLonge the platform to talk about what he believed and, because he was already famous, a built-in audience. In 2011, the same year Blink released their sixth studio album, he launched his own (now-defunct) website for conspiracy theories called StrangeTimes. In 2012, he went on Larry King to discuss UFOs: “Everyone wants evidence, but no one will take testimony,” a flustered DeLonge told to a UFO skeptic. Of course he was flustered, because at that point, testimony was all he had — that is, until he met his first alien in 2015. Well, maybe heard is a better word for it.

DeLonge was traveling in the desert around Area 51 with some fellow believers filming a documentary about UFOs and government cover-ups. His tired crew drove off-road to find a good place to build a fire, set up a tent, and, hell, maybe try to reach some aliens. That night, when DeLonge awoke to “a chorus of voices — hundreds of people talking around the tent,” he already knew that aliens don’t speak like we do. “They speak on the level of consciousness,” he told George Noory on the late-night radio show Coast to Coast AM, which focuses on the paranormal. When he woke up the next morning, his experience was confirmed: a traveling companion had heard the same thing. (DeLonge denied multiple requests to comment for this piece.)

The experience in the desert affirmed his years of questioning. Years where he had read, by his own count, more than 200 books on the subject. Finally with proof, he quit Blink-182 to focus full-time on UFOs. “I can’t tour nine months out of the year with enough time to do the enormity of what I’m setting out to do,” he told Mic. He sought out Podesta and members of the intelligence community until, by his telling of it, DeLonge was inducted into a metaphorical tent of secrets by the United States government.

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Disclosure Perspectives

Disclosure Perspectives:
 
Yes, I think that the main impetus for a good universal Disclosure is from the People for the People. But including ALL of us (even authorities as much as possible) and not only the awakened “choir.”
 
Full Disclosure and a healthy, long-term incorporation of its implications into society require a majority of consciousnesses expanded to a point beyond of only reluctantly tolerating its associated multidimensional, otherworldly interactions. As of today, still most people don’t care, don’t value it enough to get serious about it, and don’t want to get personally involved working on it. They are afraid, take it as entertainment, dismiss it, roll their eyes blank, don’t like it or, quite simply, are uninterested. As if they had been resistantly inoculated against it.
 
The whole awakening process of humanity pivots around how our individual and collective consciousnesses can awaken and be able to embrace more of reality.
 
But what can we do to stimulate this massive awakening?
 
What can we creatively do beyond what we (the civilian disclosure community) have been doing for 70+ years?
Blaming the powers that be is old fashion logic. Those powers are where they are because of what their consciousnesses can embrace and because the collective average is where it is.
 
Some propose not “doing” but simply Being more conscious and a trickle-down effect eventually becoming a 100th Monkey Effect will ensue through a quantum holographic, information field connection.
 
Others expect a planetary, vibrational shift affecting our DNA and energy patterns and forcing us all to make a soul decision whether to “ascend” and move onto the next level or to remain in this level (I’m not particularly inclined to leave the Earth as it is in its current dense physical beauty without collectively solving our problems first).
 
 
Others propose political activism and sharing more irrefutable facts with citizens. Some think that, for the most, only official Government disclosure will be taken seriously ad shake the reluctant, sleeping majority from its slumber. Still others propose linking our consciousness in a mental community with a coherent purpose and group meditations-visualizations to shift our reality.
 
Perhaps “all of the above” would be best? But is it enough? How much time do we have before the Earth ecosystems suffer excessive damage or our window of opportunity to make it as a unified, responsible, world civilization is over? All of the separate efforts might not be enough if we keep subdividing ourselves into separate camps just as the rest of the world (who is not particularly interested in disclosure) does.
 
We live in times of opportunity for successfully passing the “disclosure test” if the gradual, semi-official disclosure associated with the “To the Stars Academy” efforts continue and prosper. Let us think how we can work together as one civilization promoting further disclosure while remaining vigilant of not being (as many fear) duped or manipulated into just another MIC (military industrial complex) agenda. The knowledge of “experiencers” and the multiple wisdom of our multiple perspectives must come together to offer guidance if need be.
 
 
Several citizen-initiated, private efforts like the “Disclosure Project” with a wonderful collection of testimonies and the 2013 “Citizen Hearing on Disclosure” have brought some interest and awareness. 
 
    
But perhaps most people need unambiguous declarations connected with big, formal institutions like the DOD, DIA, The New York Times, CNN, FOX.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/16/us/politics/unidentified-flying-object-navy.html
 
   
 
 
Or perhaps ETs themselves allowing themselves to be seen and interacting with more persons in a verifiable way will also contribute to disclosure. This may appease the fear people have of extraterrestrials. 

“Alien encounter Mount Shasta – Paola Harris 2017”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICojr6sncHo
 
Sketch of Antarel & Ivika from Apu
 
 
 

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