Friday, December 15, 2017

Is the Interstellar Space Object Emitting Radio Signals?

Oumuamua Asteroid
It’s a long shot, but scientists are about to listen very closely for radio signals from our solar system’s first known interstellar visitor
     Ever since its discovery in mid-October as it passed by Earth already outbound from our solar system, the mysterious object dubbed ‘Oumuamua (Hawaiian for “first messenger”) has left scientists utterly perplexed. Zooming down almost perpendicularly
By Lee Billings
Scientific American
12-11-17
inside Mercury’s orbit at tens of thousands of kilometers per hour—too fast for our star’s gravity to catch—‘Oumuamua appeared to have been dropped in on our solar system from some great interstellar height, picking up even more speed on a slingshot-like loop around the sun before soaring away for parts unknown. It is now already halfway to Jupiter, too far for a rendezvous mission and rapidly fading from the view of Earth’s most powerful telescopes. ... this Wednesday at 3 p.m. Eastern time, the Breakthrough Listen project will aim the West Virgina-based 100-meter Green Bank Telescope at ‘Oumuamua for 10 hours of observations in a wide range of radio frequencies, scanning the object across its entire rotation in search of any signals. Breakthrough Listen is part of billionaire Yuri Milner’s Breakthrough Initiatives program, a collection of lavishly-funded efforts aiming to uncover evidence of life elsewhere in the universe. Other projects include Breakthrough Starshot, which intends to develop and launch interstellar probes, as well as Breakthrough Watch, which would use large telescopes to study exoplanets for signs of life.

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If ‘Oumuamua is in fact artificial, the reasoning goes, it might be transmitting or at least leaking radio waves.

STAN ROMANEK UPDATE: Sentenced to 2 Years for Possession of Child Pornography

Stan Romanek

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Four months after his conviction for possession of child pornography, Romanek was sentenced to two years in Larimer County community corrections, a halfway house program for criminal offenders.
By Saja Hindi
The Coloradoan
12-14-17

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A 12-member jury found Romanek guilty in August for felony possession of child pornography but not distribution, ending a more than three-year-long court case.

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Joe Rogan Bashes Tom Delonge, Says His UFO Commentary is 'Ridiculous' | VIDEO

Joe Rogan Bashes Tom Delonge, Says His UFO Commentary is Ridiculous
"What he was saying to me was so ridiculous, I don't even have to challenge him on this because it's so obviously ridiculous every one is going to see it's ridiculous..."–Joe Rogan
Editor's note: In a recent interview on the Joe Rogan Experience with guest Mick West, a game programmer, writer, and debunker, the latter brought up Tom Delonge, the former guitarist/vocalist with Blink-182 and now UFO enthusiast and entrepreneur who recently launched, the UFO laced, “To The Stars Academy of Arts and Science.” Rogan cited an earlier interview he did with DeLonge and said, "He is out of his fxxking mind! Poor bastxxd!") He further stated, "What he was saying to me was so ridiculous, I don't even have to challenge him on this because it's so obviously ridiculous every one is going to see it's ridiculous..."FW Listen below:

Details About Interstellar Space Object | VIDEO

Details About Interstellar Space Object

     New data reveal that the interstellar asteroid that recently zipped through our solar system is rocky, cigar-shaped, and has a somewhat reddish hue. It’s the first confirmed object from another star observed in our solar system, and was discovered Oct. 19 by the University of
NASA
11-24-17
Hawaii’s Pan-STARRS1 telescope team, funded by NASA’s Near-Earth Object Observations Program. The telescope team named it ‘Oumuamua (oh MOO-uh MOO-uh) – Hawaiian for “a messenger from afar arriving first.” The unusually-shaped asteroid, which is up to a quarter mile long and perhaps 10 times as long as it is wide, may provide new clues into how other solar systems formed.

How Scientists Created A Wormhole | VIDEO

How Scientists Created A Wormhole
Wormholes don't only exist in space. Scientists have just created one in the lab...with magnets!
      First theorized in 1935 by Albert Einstein and as part of the theory of general relativity, wormholes were originally known as "Einstein-Rosen bridges," and are thought of as holes through space-time. Although there's math that can prove they exist, they've never been created or spotted anywhere in the universe.
By Trace Dominguez
Seeker
9-9-15

However, scientists at the Autonomous University of Barcelona have created a magnetic wormhole that appears to transfer a magnetic field through "an extra special dimension." Magnetic wormholes aren't space-time wormholes, but they work in a similar way: space-time wormholes are a manipulation of gravitational energy, whereas magnetic wormholes are a manipulation electromagnetic energy.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Stephen Hawking Confirms Space Object May Be Alien Spacecraft

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Stephen Hawking Confirms Space Object May Be Alien Spacecraft
Hawking is leading an investigation into whether the first object ever to arrive from OUTSIDE our solar system is a spaceship from an alien civilisation.
     The first mysterious object to reach our solar system was originally thought to be a comet or an asteroid from within the system.

But, scientists realised it was neither and had travelled unimaginable disatances through interstellar space at almost 200,000 mph.
By Matt Drake
www.express.co.uk
12-13-17

Now, a scientific body led by Stephen Hawking is now trying to decipher whether the “cigar-shaped” object is an alien probe or a previously unseen natural phenomenon.

Rare Interstellar Traveler To Be Probed for Life

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Oumuamua Asteroid

     Our solar system has a visitor. It's cylindrical, dark and reddish, a quarter-mile long. The object won't be staying. This fall, astronomers announced that the thing came blazing into our neck of the galaxy at speeds of up to 196,000 mph. It is now headed away as quickly as it came.
By Ben Guarino
The Washington Post
12-12-17

The object's trajectory is so strange and its speeds are so blistering that it probably did not originate from within our solar system. Its discoverers concluded that the object is a rare interstellar traveler from beyond our solar system, the first object of its kind observed by humans.

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Some scientists, though they are swift to say 'Oumuamua is probably natural, have not yet ruled out more extraordinary origins. “The possibility that this object is, in fact, an artificial object — that it is a spaceship, essentially — is a remote possibility,” Andrew Siemion, director of the Berkeley Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Research Center, told The Washington Post on Monday.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Intelligence Community Influence Is a Ufology Staple

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Intelligence Community Influence Is a Ufology Staple

     Historian Aaron J. Gulyas is doing a podcast, The Saucer Life, and I recommend checking it out. Gulyas is a longtime researcher, writer, and presenter in the UFO community. He does good work and his podcast is entertaining, as well as full of intriguing, well sourced tidbits. The Nov. 26 episode, Encounter 206: And then the feds showed up..., addressed the type of circumstances often explored here at The UFO Trail.

The show focused on a chain of events involving the 1954 Detroit Flying Saucer Club. Gulyas cited declassified FBI documents he located at The Black Vault which indicate members of the Saucer Club became
Jack Brewer
By Jack Brewer
The UFO Trail
12-5-17
concerned about the potentially anti-American and subversive activities of other attendees. A concerned citizen contacted the FBI, touching off an investigation, a series of covert interactions surrounding FBI agents and club members, and, as Gulyas put it, an example of why government interest in flying saucers was really never about the saucers in some cases.

Points I find interesting about the saga include similarities between mid 20th century fear of communist aggression and current day Islamophobia. For instance, activities at least one Detroit Flying Saucer Club member felt warranted reporting to the FBI included the expression of anti-nuclear war sentiments and the promotion of peace. Not exactly treason, but apparently disturbing enough for a self-described patriotic American to call the feds.

Also of interest was a central figure, Laura Mundo, who conducted a campaign to promote the film The Day the Earth Stood Still. We might reasonably assume her support of predominant themes in the movie - namely, aliens, universal peace and disarmament - primarily fueled her interest in the film, pending substantial reasons to suspect otherwise.

It's an intriguing side plot that the CIA in all likelihood substantially influenced the production of The Day the Earth Stood Still. As writer/researcher Robbie Graham pointed out, verified propaganda specialists were employed on the set as a production chief and a script writer, among other significant circumstances (see Graham's book Silver Screen Saucers and paper The CIA, the Movie Mogul, and 'The Day the Earth Stood Still').

This presents any number of interesting scenarios, including Mundo becoming indirectly influenced by intelligence agencies conducting projects using the UFO topic as a tool. She was neither the first nor the last to be ensnared in the cloak and dagger activities of such agencies, seemingly at least sometimes unaware of the actions and objectives of one another. The Saucer Life might lead us to revisit some related circumstances.

Intelligence and UFO Communities

As we have previously explored, investigation of espionage has been much more relevant to the UFO community than its disproportionately low amount of attention suggests. Espionage and counterespionage operations have significantly shaped UFO-related beliefs, inadvertently or otherwise, of any number of community members, some of them more directly and noticeably than others. This is often without so much as a smattering of discussion. What's more, the involvement of intelligence personnel in ufology is not only nothing new, but a staple. If we were to make a Venn diagram of the intelligence and UFO communities - particularly ufology's high profile members - the much larger circle of the former would significantly overlap the latter.


The birth of the modern era of UFOs was fathered by the intelligence community. The ghost rockets, Kenneth Arnold story, Roswell saga and more are saturated with IC involvement and verifiable instances of under the table activities.

The contactee movement, which, as Gulyas reports, included Laura Mundo's support of George Adamski, was itself saturated with intel implications as well. To omit the involvement of the IC in an exploration of the contactee era would render an incomplete assessment. As a matter of fact, many ufology circumstances from the times involved intelligence agencies, as Gulyas is exploring at The Saucer Life. The cases are many and frequent.

The USAF Office of Special Investigations became a regular player in the UFO genre, and the FBI always was. Career CIA and NSA personnel substantially contributed to the evolving fantastic story lines and subplots, ranging from sitting on boards of directors of UFO organizations to making sensational yet unsubstantiated claims themselves. The list goes on.

The covertly CIA-sponsored Robertson Panel suggested to the Agency in 1953 that UFO "organizations should be watched because of their potentially great influence on mass thinking if widespread sightings should occur. The apparent irresponsibility and the possible use of such groups for subversive purposes should be kept in mind."

CIA Instruction To Fabricate
View the full transcript of the Jan. 30, 1954 CIA cable
via the State Department
Far from above such subversive actions itself, the CIA recommended in 1954 to operatives in Guatemala to consider fabricating a story about flying saucers. The objective was to distract public attention from Agency sponsorship of a coup in the Central American nation.

It began that way in ufology in the mid 20th century, and it really hasn't changed a whole lot since. "Disclosure activists" are indeed continuing to hang their hopes on the cryptic statements of intelligence personnel, arguably reading between the lines exactly what they desire to find. What's more, the much discussed Tom DeLonge identifies himself as willing and able to sort IC fact from fiction and inform us of what he "knows" about the alien presence. Actual substance is disappointingly - and quite noticeably - absent from his disclosures.

I can understand when UFO enthusiasts aren't interested in the intelligence community. I really can. I realize many people want to hear about unexplained phenomena. It's interesting, and very few of us ever picked up our first UFO book or attended our first conference to learn about the significance of espionage in the UFO community. There are indeed any number of intriguing UFO cases with well presented research surrounding them. It's reasonable to find them of interest.

It is nonetheless equally true that the mid 20th century to present era of UFOs includes substantial activity of the intelligence community. The reasons are many, and the objectives, whatever they all may be, are different from one situation to the next. The fallout is relevant. Whether we choose to find it more interesting to stock our bookshelves with reports of unusual phenomena, or the social circumstances surrounding them, may at times be considered comparable to viewing an optical illusion, the kind in which we see either a vase or two faces opposite one another, depending on perspective. It might sometimes be worth remembering that the entire disorienting illusion was created by an artist in the first place.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Flying Objects Stir Inquiry By Pentagon | UFO CHRONICLE – 1957

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Flying Objects Stir Inquiry By Pentagon - LA Mirror News 11-6-1957

     The Pentagon is "greatly concerned" about many reports of unidentified flying objects fitting about the country, and is "directing a very thorough investigation," Col.Dean Hess, Air Force public information officer here, said this afternoon.
By LA The Mirror News
11-6-1957

Pursuit of UFOs Dangerous for Hynek | UFO CHRONICLE – 1966

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Pursuit of UFOs Hard On Hynek - Chicago Daily News 4-2-1966

     The peril of pursuing Flying Saucers [UFOs] has come home to J. Allen Hynek, the distinguished Northwestern University astronomer with the pointed beard.
By Arthur J. Snider
Chicago Daily News
4-2-1966

He has been denounced as a prevaricator, accused of cover-up and threatened with harm if he returns to Michigan.

The wave of belligerence is the outgrowth of his report a week ago that the flying saucer sightings there were produced by marsh gas.





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