Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Journalist, Miles O'Brien To Moderate UFO Panel at American University | VIDEO

Journalist, Miles O'Brien To Moderate UFO Panel at American University

Inching slowly into the future


By Billy Cox
De Void
10-16-14

      You feel it? A subtle shift in the weather, maybe?

Two weeks ago, it happened again at Harvard University, where American-Israeli theoretical physicist Avi Loeb went on a 90-minute power-point jag titled “New Search Methods for Primitive and Intelligent Life Far from Earth.” Loeb’s presentation was a familiar rehash of a forum late last month at yet another staid institutional venue, the Library of Congress. Those guys devoted an entire two days to the same theme, “Preparing for Discovery: A Rational Approach to the Impact of Finding Microbial, Complex, or Intelligent Life Beyond Earth.” And this came just four months after a House subcommittee listened to a couple of SETI radioastronomers lobby for a resumption of funding to scan the cosmos for extraterrestrial radio signals.

Obviously this isn't happening in a vacuum. There's an unending windfall of extrasolar planets — 4,875 logged at last count, 1,516 of those definitely confirmed — under scrutiny now in the Exoplanet Data Explorer’s burgeoning archives. Nowhere amid any of this lively badinage can these experts find any space for the 800-pound UFO gorilla so rigorously ignored by Conventional Wisdom. But hello, what’s this? Look what’s coming up at American University in Washington on Nov. 12 — a three-hour panel discussion called “UFOs: Encounters by Generals, Pilots and Government Officials.” And it’s an extension of an AU honors course — “Alien Contact: Science and Science Fiction,” taught by filmmaker/prof John Weiskopf.


We’ve seen variations of this presentation before, based as it is on Leslie Kean’s bestseller UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record.Kean will be there, alongside retired NASA scientist Richard Haines and former USAF colonel Charles Halt. A nice twist is how the panel will be moderated by one of the brighter minds in the newsbiz, Miles O’Brien. A licensed pilot and award-winning journo, O’Brien wore several hats at CNN, including morning anchor and science/aerospace reporter. After management laid him off in real dumb move in December 2008, he went on to freelance for the likes of PBS, Discovery Science, and the National Science Foundation. To its credit, CNN recently brought him back to report on aviation.

Immediately after the layoff six years ago, there was considerable paranoid cyberchatter about the five-part “In Search of Aliens” series he’d just filed for CNN, and about how it probably cost O’Brien his job. That was BS, of course, because there was no real groundbreaking in his reporting. In fact, one could easily argue he tried to do so much with so many topics, the whole presentation felt formulaic. A followup on MUFON’s exhaustive radar analysis of the Stephenville UFO earlier in 2008, for instance, would've made him the first mainstream network reporter to explore this hugely embarrassing PR disaster for the Air Force. But, alas, no mention of the data on CNN. Still, the fact that O’Brien chose to address The Great Taboo at all was a significant departure from the corporate apathy — or timidity — that too often characterizes prevailing attitudes.

And one other departure of note: AU’s Weiskopf also decided to put Roswell on the docket. Overexposed and overhyped to the point of stigma, the 1947 Roswell Incident has been avoided by a lot of researchers lately. But Thomas Carey, co-author of 2009’s Witness To Roswell, has been invited to attend.

"I was actually surprised -- it's quite an honor to be selected for this panel," says Carey, who's been researching and writing about the controversy for more than 20 years. "I'm looking forward to some good, tough questions and I'd hope people would come away with an appreciation for the fact that the Air Force spin on Roswell is absolutely ludicrous."

At any rate, the exoplanets keep stacking up. Verification of wet, Earth-like habitats millions or even billions of years older than our own is a matter of time. And so is, inevitably, a responsible and ongoing conversation about The Great Taboo. Someday, our descendents will look back and wonder what the hell we were so afraid of.

Three ‘Football Field Sized’ UFOs Reported Low By Multiple Witnesses

Three ‘Football Field Sized’ UFOs Reported Low By Multiple Witnesses 10-12-14

UFO NEWS: Three ‘Football Field Sized’ UFOs Reported Low By Multiple Witnesses


By Roger Marsh
OpenMinds.tv
10-17-14

     Ten West Virginia witnesses near Marmet working a coal plant evening shift reported watching three triangle-shaped UFOs the size of football fields silently moving under 500 feet, according to testimony in Case 60631 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The incident occurred at 10 p.m. on October 12, 2014, at the coal plant along Winifrede Hollow Road.

“The plant was down and there was no noises anywhere,” the reporting witness stated. “Me and nine other guys had just finished doing pipe repair and were standing outside leaning against trucks. One of the guys pointed up and said, ‘What is that?’”

The group of workers looked up to see the first object.

“We all looked up and saw a triangle-shaped object outlined in white lights the size of a football field coming up the hollow from the southwest [Beckley, WV area]. It might have been 300 to 500 feet above us. It was moving very slow and made no noise. We watched for about 3 or 4 minutes as it disappeared over the trees.”

The group watched as two more objects appeared.

“A few minutes later another one showed up behind it – the same shape and size and no noise. Another one showed up after that, same as before.”

Then a smaller fourth object was seen.

“After these three went by a small object with lots of red flashing appeared at the end of the line formation. They were all headed northwest towards Charleston, WV.”

The witnesses were amazed that there was no sound.

“What was strange about the objects was that there was no noises whatsoever – to be as close as they were, and their sizes. All of this took place in 15 minutes.” . . .

Roger Wescott, Roscoe Hillenkoetter and MJ-12

Roger Wescott, Roscoe Hillenkoetter and MJ-12

By Kevin Randle
A Different Perspective
10-19-14

      Although I really don’t have time for this, meaning more nonsense about MJ-12, Stan Friedman has complained that I, and Barry Greenwood and Robert Hastings, have ignored the report by Dr. Roger Wescott, who examined the Eisenhower Briefing Document to determine if it had been written by Rear Admiral Roscoe Hillenkoetter. There is nothing to say that he had been the author, no real reason to assume that he was, except that he had been the Director, Central Intelligence Agency, but this seems to be the belief. To me this is a ridiculous exercise simply because, without additional information, that question cannot be answered.

Here’s what we know. Wescott was a linguistics professor at Drew University and Stan wanted him to try to determine if Hillenkoetter had written the EBD. Along with the EBD, he gave Wescott some twenty-seven samples of what he believed to be Hillenkoetter’s writings. I’ll explain that “believed to be” in a moment.

Wescott, in his first analysis said, “In my opinion, there is no compelling reason to regard any of these communications as fraudulent or to believe that any of them were written by anyone other than Hillenkoetter himself.”

Okay, not exactly a ringing endorsement, but certainly doesn’t eliminate Hillenkoetter as the author. But then, in his book on MJ-12 (oh, I suppose I could be petty and not mention the title… Top Secret/Majic) Stan wrote, “Some people are upset that Dr. Wescott didn’t make a positive statement that his work proves Hillenkoetter wrote the briefing. Obviously, no such statement could be made. Somebody working for the CIA, for example, could have read Hillenkoetter’s papers and simulated his style.”

Seriously? You’re saying that someone could have simulated Hillenkoetter’s style? You’re saying that no matter how valuable Wescott’s analysis might be, it would never prove that Hillenkoetter wrote the EBD… then what is the point of even bringing him in to the discussion in the first place?

Wescott, in a letter in the July/August 1988 International UFO Reporter, wrote, “First, it’s clear that I’ve stepped into a hornet’s nest of controversy. Since I have no strong conviction favoring either rather polarized position in the matter, I may have been a bit rash to become involved, even as a somewhat detached consultant, in what amounts to an adversary procedure. On behalf of those who support the authenticity of the memo, I wrote that I thought its fraudulence unproved. On behalf of its critics, I could equally well have maintained that its authenticity is unproved. Whatever the probabilities of the issue, inconclusiveness seems to be of its essence.”

There is an additional problem here. Wescott was a NICAP special advisor in the late 1960s. He was familiar with the world of the UFO. It might be suggested that his analysis wasn’t that of a disinterested third party, and while he might not have had a dog in the MJ-12 fight, he knew something about UFOs.

Wescott’s analyses are not all that impressive. They are best described as he said himself as “inconclusive,” which means that Wescott’s analyses proved nothing and certainly are not supportive of the conclusion that Hillenkoetter wrote the EBD.

Now, here’s what I meant by those documents were “believed to be” written by Hillenkoetter. At the time the EBD was written, Hillenkoetter was a high-ranking military officer in a position of great responsibility. Are we to believe that he actually wrote all these sample documents himself, or is it more likely he turned to an aide, a secretary, a staff officer to actually write the various documents? In other words, Hillenkoetter said, “I need a briefing (or whatever, just insert your own sort of document in here) on (insert the situation here) and have it to me by Friday.”

This means that while Hillenkoetter might have provided the initial information, would have reviewed and edited the document, he didn’t actually write it. I can’t tell you how many times I was given information and told to put it together for a report or briefing for a higher ranking officer. While in Iraq, I was involved in a white paper in which I interviewed a number of generals, took documents created by operations officers and combat commanders, to create a single document which was authored by that higher ranking officer. Or, to put it bluntly, there were so many of us involved that no one author’s voice came through.

Sure, you all are thinking that MJ-12 was classified much higher and access to the information would have been available to far fewer people. But the overall concept still holds. Hillenkoetter would have assigned the initial work to some other officer, and while it might only have been one or two others, the point is, those one or two others would have been responsible for the first draft of the paper. Hillenkoetter would have reviewed it, and knowing how these things work, would have made alterations to it, but the overall voice would not have been his.

And before I have to hear that this was so highly classified, that there just wouldn’t have been those others involved, are we really supposed to believe that Hillenkoetter typed the thing himself. Regardless of the classification, there would have been underlings involved in the process. Think of the Manhattan Project here. Weren’t there many involved who weren’t physicists or scientists who took care of all the various documents that were created in the process of making an atomic bomb? They might not have had access to everything, but in each compartment, they would have been those responsible for all the paperwork.

So, even if you stipulate that Hillenkoetter is the author of the EBD, he probably wasn’t the writer. That was done by someone else (and let’s not forget about all those tabs which would not have been written by Hillenkoetter but by others considered experts in those specific topics).

This explains why I, and most of the rest of us, ignore what Wescott had to say. First, he suggested his analysis was inconclusive. Second, even though there were all those samples offered of Hillenkoetter’s writing style, they were probably written by someone else. And third, the same can be said of the EBD. The initial drafts probably weren’t written by Hillenkoetter, but probably by someone at a lower level which would have altered the “voice” and made it impossible to determine if Hillenkoetter was the author.

Or, to be blunt, all of this is an exercise in futility. None of it proves anything and our best course is to just ignore it as one more failed proof that MJ-12 is authentic.

And before anyone asks, there is no evidence that the EBD is anything other than a fraud, written by someone who had a specific agenda, and that agenda was not to brief Eisenhower.

Continue Reading . . .

See Also:

MJ-12: The Hoax That Quickly Became a Disinformation Operation

MJ-12 Debate Continues: Alejandro Rojas Rebukes Stanton Friedman

MJ-12 Debate Continues: Kevin Randle's Final Word on The Matter?

MJ-12 Debate Continues: Stanton Friedman Counters

MJ-12 Debate Continues: Kevin Randle Queries Stanton Friedman

MJ-12: Stanton Friedman Fires Back; The Disputation with Kevin Randle Continues ...

MJ-12: Kevin Randle Rails Against Stanton Friedman's Rebuttal

MJ-12: Alejandro Rojas Accepts Stanton Friedman's Debate Challenge

MJ-12: Renowned Ufologist, Stanton Friedman Issues Debate Challenge To Naysayers

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The Myth of MJ-12: Appendix A –Pt 2

The Myth of MJ-12: Appendix A –Pt 3

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Wave of Flying Triangles and Boomerangs Over Poland: UFOs or Secret NATO Crafts?

Wave of Flying Triangles and Boomerangs over Poland: UFOs or secret NATO crafts?

Wave of Flying Triangles and Boomerangs Over Poland: UFOs or Secret NATO Crafts?


By Piotr Cielebias, Michal Kusnierz
The UFO Chronicles
10-19-14

      In 2013-14 Polish UFO researchers received numerous reports about unidentified aerial devices in form of triangles and boomerangs. Being silent, often camouflaged and active only at night, those objects were breaking basic safety rules and posing potential danger to citizens. Numerous anomalous elements mentioned by witnesses are paired with fact that most sightings took place in vicinity of large military installations. That arise question whether we deal with something of human origin, connected with civil war on Ukraine or the new face of UFO phenomenon.

Increased activity of triangular/boomerang-shaped UFOs in Poland began in the spring 2013 although occasional sightings of the same characteristics took place in earlier years. A debate about origins of those objects was born amongst Polish UFO researchers. Unfortunately mainstream TV, press and officials (both civil and military) keep silent despite fact that many incidents took place in close vicinity of military installations and some witnesses were of army background.

In the course of sightings analyses two main hypotheses appeared. They were partially based on works on famous Belgian UFO wave as well as NIDS reports about the triangular/boomerang-shaped unidentified flying objects.

First hypothesis assume that those objects are secret American aircrafts tested or operating over Poland (it’s rather impossible that such sophisticated machines would be constructed and deployed by Polish Army). The idea is backed by fact that some earlier US covert operations, involving amongst other secret CIA prisons, were conduced on Polish territory. Moreover, the recent tensions in Ukraine (bordering Poland to the east) and increasing number of US Army corps in Poland suggest that those crafts may be of military origin (though it must be remembered that the wave began circa half-a-year before the conflict).

Second hypothesis focuses on anomalous features of mentioned objects and their strange appearance which makes them similar in nature to UFO objects. Triangles/boomerangs manifest themselves in various forms (in fact each one is different) and display flight characteristics unlike any conventional crafts (involving extraordinary maneuvers, acceleration and lack of sound). Some were reported to deploy a kind of "flawed masking" - in effect more attention-catching than camouflaging. But the most important and worrying aspect is that with elusive, uncontrollable, nocturnal activity those objects, appearing mostly over inhabited areas, pose possible danger.

Summary of Sightings:

The following summary lists the most interesting sightings of triangular/boomerang-shaped UFOs from period 2013-2014 and includes also four earlier cases worth of attention. They were reported to: Piotr Cielebias and Michał Kusnierz, Arkadiusz Miazga, Damian Trela, Arkadiusz Kocik and Bogdan Zabielski. The summary was compiled from reports and witness accounts published or archived by mentioned researchers.
• Sandomierz (swietokrzyskie), October 31st 2008, 6:10 pm: An architect, Piotr G., coming out his parents’ home noticed very fast, boomerang-shaped object high in the sky. "It came from south-east and in total silence headed in north-western direction. I think that it was about 330000 ft over ground. Its rims seemed hazy, as if camouflaged. I could compare its structure to dirty, waving water. The object corpus seemed to be surrounded with a kind of white-red ‘field’. It was dotted with numerous point lights also red in color" - he said. The object was "enormous" and in witness’ opinion was undoubtedly of "technological nature". What’s more, nearly the same thing was witnessed about a week later in Aarhus by Polish émigré, Mrs. K.C., who went outside to smoke a cigarette and saw a huge object moving slowly overhead. Its structure seemed "jelly-like". The woman was accustomed with military planes since she worked at a military base in Northern Poland before moving to Denmark. (Reported to: Piotr Cielebias and Michal Kusnierz)

• Wikłow area, (lodzkie), September 16th 2010, 22:30: Michal D. and his fiancée were driving a highway from Czestochowa to Radomsko. Despite nighttime, the road was trafficked. Suddenly a dark triangular object about 30 ft wide appeared over the road remaining at altitude of about 450 ft. First glances ensured the witness that the object was "disabled": "From behind a small elevation a black triangle appeared having lights in the corners. At first I took it for a landing plane but there’s no airfield in the area. It was moving really slowly. Two of the lights were steady but one blinked as if ‘broken’. When I passed under the object (it was hovering over the road so it became inevitable), I had an opportunity to look at its ‘propulsion system’ and structure. It wasn’t smooth at all but covered with ‘appendages’ (dice-like amongst others) protruding from its underside" - Michał D. reported. In his opinion the craft "propulsion system" was composed of three round nozzles that emitted out a "curved light or flame" (illuminating the craft from below). In the meantime the witness woke up his fiancée informing her about the phenomenon. As he noticed, other drivers were slowing their cars to admire the odd manifestation.

One other independent witness confirmed the event. (Reported to: Arkadiusz Miazga, Piotr Cielebias, Michal Kusnierz).

• Poznan, Lazarz district (wielkopolskie), February 14th, 6 pm: The following case is disputable although include a photo of possible triangular object taken from the distance. The man claims to see a gray-dark, triangular object hovering low over neighboring housing estate: "At first I take it for illusion of some kind. It was at dusk. The weather was good with cirrus clouds at high altitude. The region of the sky with triangle was clear" - he admitted. The witness took two photos showing blurry object. He claims that then the triangle moved in his direction and when it departed, two F16 from Krzesiny AFB appeared. (Reported to: Piotr Cielebias, Michal Kusnierz).

• Hrubieszow (lubelskie), August 20th 2011, before 5 pm: Very detailed report form an anonymous witness who showed considerable orientation in aerial and military technologies, contained description and drawings of unidentified triangular object hovering over city peripheries: "I saw triangular object over western horizon, made of some kind of silvery metal. It was rotating around its axis but didn’t change position. Basing on set of estimations and comparisons I assume the minimal length of its side to more than 45 ft. It was about 1,5-1,8 mile away and still seemed big" - the witness mentioned. Hrubieszów sighting contained a high-strange detail - the object disappearance that according to observer looked as if the object was gradually "imploding". (Reported to: Piotr Cielebias, Michal Kusnierz)

• Biala (dolnoslaskie), April 2013, evening: A young man performing domestic duties went outside seeing a formation of three lights rising up from behind nearby trees. "That thing rose up at dozen of meters in the air and stopped. After a while the object began to change its position and then I could clearly see that it was in a form of isosceles triangle" - the said. The witness called his wife who also saw the lights departing toward Chojnow. (Reported to: Damian Trela).

• Lubliniec (slaskie), August 3rd 2013, ~ 10 pm: Very emotional report came from a Lubliniec woman who went outsider with her dog and observed large (circa 60 ft wide) boomerang-like object passing slowly over her estate. The UFO was fully camouflaged but its pass across the starry sky was noticeable: "I returned home at about 10 pm and immediately went outside with my dog. I perceived a movement in the sky. Because there are no lanterns, the sky was perfectly visible. Generally, ‘it’ was moving very slow and low over the ground. Complete lack of sound left me in awe. Object lights seemed dim and their color was the same as that of stars; they also were set symmetrically. The object corpus color was identical as that of the sky. Therefore at first I thought the thing was transparent" - she said. The mentioned craft wasn’t a "perfect boomerang" but possessed a "bulge" in the rear part (between arms). The camouflage was described as "movie-like". The estate of apartment houses where the sighting took place is inhabited by numerous soldiers from Special Force Base in Lubliniec. (Reported to Piotr Cielebias and Michal Kusnierz)

• Losice (mazowieckie), August 3rd 2013, ~ 10 pm: It’s one of rare rural sightings. Losice lies closely to eastern border of Poland which is also NATO boundary. It was witnessed by young, reliable couple on a dacha: "Big object was flying low over the ground remaining soundless. It was surely a single object because there was a patch of ‘darkness’ in the sky - some kind of matter obscured the stars. We were far from city glow and it was quiet around. We noticed the object at the same moment. We don’t know what it was. Its structure, movement and lack of sounds prompted me to assume that it was a UFO" - said one of the witnesses, Mr. Rafal K. (Reported to: Piotr Cielebias, Michal Kusnierz)

• Dobrzykowice (dolnoslaskie), August 3rd 2013, ~ 11 pm: Dobrzyowice sighting was the last from a series of three that took place on August 3rd between 10 and 11 pm in various part of Poland. Differences between witnesses’ descriptions suggest that they weren’t caused by a single craft. Dobrzykowice sighting was witnessed by an engineer and astronomy passionate: "I saw a row of lights moving at high altitude. Those nine points formed a clear array. One was at the front, while each arm was composed of four lights. Their brightness was comparable to that of satellite" - he said. (Reported to: Damian Trela)

• Elizowka (lubelskie), August 14th 2013: Very intriguing report came from Mr. Karol - an amateur astronomer who in lengthy e-mail reported seeing a triangular object unlike other mentioned ones. The "craft" probably was heading into higher parts of the atmosphere and was observed with telescope: "The top of that triangle was oriented up […]. I saw some other details while watching the object gaining altitude. It was in shape of isosceles triangle which color and ‘oscillations’ looked like flames. The object was crimson red and there was a symmetrically set, golden isosceles triangle inscribed into it. Both didn’t change positions during the sightings so I assumed it must be a single object or two firmly joined together" - he added. (Reported to: Piotr Cielebias, Michał Kusnierz).

• Pabianice (lodzkie), October 13th 2013, midnight: "I went to balcony to smoke a cigarette when I saw a strange thing in the sky. It was like stars - yellow lights that were quickly passing over Pabianice from north-east (i.e. from Lodz to Lask). That thing looked like a row of stars with hazy, watered glow around (shaped like a boomerang of enormous size). It lasted just 5-7 seconds. […] The object looked like a boomerang or parachute (something of this kind) - it seemed curved, rounded and as if partially transparent. No material outline but rather haze or fog indicating that shape was recognizable" - reported Mr. Mateusz - a man in his 30s living in blocks in Pabianice center. (Reported to: Piotr Cielebias and Michał Kusnierz)

• Goldap (warminsko-mazurskie), April 26th 2013, 1:30 am: The witness - introducing himself as military officer, said he accidentally perceived a strange "craft" passing over cirrus levels in Goldap. The object resembled the letter "V" with a blunt end, moving with the opened part ahead. On the object hull were positioned some lamps changing colors from light-green and blue to yellow and violet. The man was shocked with the object size and possibility that "such amazing thing is cruising across Polish skies". The soundless object remained in his sight for about 150 seconds. It’s worth to note that the region where the sighting took place, located by Russian border, is known from sightings of unusually shaped crafts in previous years, with another triangle seen in 2003 in Bartoszyce. (Reported to: Bogdan Zabielski).

• Szczecin (zachodniopomorskie), middle of May, ~ 11 pm: "Wrapped in blankets, we were observing the sky hoping to see meteorites. We sat in the middle of the garden and stared in north-western sky and that was the direction the object was heading to. It was soundless and passed over us. [...] It looked as if ‘plasmatic’. Its frontal part seemed sharp and there were some ‘shadows’ of circular points on the sides that we took for lamps of some kind. I was stunned with that sight and so was my daughter. After a while two military jets followed. [...] Basing on visual estimations, it was about three times bigger than them. The object seemed transparent and only its contours appeared as if illuminated by some unknown source of light" - said the female witness. (Reported to: Arkadiusz Miazga).

Grudziadz (kujawsko-pomorskie), August 3rd 2014, 2 am: "I woke up and went to the balcony to get some cooling. After a while I saw a moving satellite, then another two - small points of light moving across the sky" - wrote the witness who at about 2 am saw unusual thing - large, dark, triangular object followed strapped to another, plate-like UFO. "It was 2000-2500 ft in the air. I saw it for circa two seconds. It was two times bigger than ultra-light planes often taking off from the local airfield but 3-4 times quicker. It came soundlessly" - the observer added. It’s worth to mention that nearly identical sighting took two days earlier in Zory (slaskie) but the report is less detailed. (Reported to: Arkadiusz Miazga).

• Legnica (dolnoslaske), August 6th 2014, 11 pm: "My mum went to the balcony to watch falling stars. After a while she said to me that she saw a brilliant object […] and then noticed huge ‘shadow’ similar in shape to bird silhouette. She saw in the sky a triangular object made of tiny amber-colored (or reddish), non-blinking lights. […] It was bigger than an airplane and was very high in the sky. After a while the thing shot with tremendous speed, overtook one of the falling stars and disappeared. It all lasted just some seconds" - the witness reported. The mentioned object was similar to an arrowhead and got an additional ‘line’ between two outer arms.

• Piekary Slaskie, Brzozowice district (slaskie), September 20th 2014, ~8 pm: Mrs. G. who went to light out a cigarette during family meeting, noticed very strange object nearly just above her: "Suddenly I saw a passing plane but one that was strangely illuminated. I thought that it would take down in Pyrzowice but the alleged plane was approaching me in total silence. […] It came just over me. It was a big triangle. It soon flew away but after a while… stopped, came back and hovered above. At first I began to laugh […] and after some time it came to me that it must be something highly unusual. I run for my daughter but upon returning, the craft was gone" - she reported adding that the object was as big as "two passenger airplanes" and possessed deep red lights along its perimeter. There was also a "pillar of light" coming from its underside. (Reported to: Piotr Cielebias and Michał Kusnierz).

There were also other sightings, some made from distance and other very short but perplexing. Such a sighting took place on September 9th 2013 in Sokolka where two men standing on balcony saw only seconds-long pass of flying triangle dotted with lights. Other reports involved objects of unusual shapes but comparable to planes (one such a thing was seen just on September 25th 2014, in Lublin, not so far from Ukrainian border; the object in size of F16 - according to the witness, traveled just 300 ft over the ground but at some point departed with enormous speed). The real scale of triangle/boomerang UFOs sightings remains unknown because the matter is not covered in mainstream media and probably only some witnesses decide to report their sightings.
Conclusions

Triangular/boomerang UFO sightings raise several serious problems including: origin of those objects, their connection to military installations, their anomalous behaviors and possible danger posed to citizens due to safety rules transgressions.

Already nonexistent NIDS research group (led by dr. Kelleher) tried to solve part of those problems putting forward some hypotheses. One suggested that flying triangles/boomerangs form a new, special family of secret military devices (perhaps advanced blimps) used for transportation. But the great diversity amongst objects and somewhat reckless tactics of their operators, made that hypothesis flawed. Conclusions of NIDS reports about exotic aerial machines are comparable with our observations: those objects are both elusive and manifestation prone; surely they aren’t prototypes and from unknown reasons they tend to appear over inhabited areas. In other words, despite their quasi-familiar technological form, they remain highly anomalous.

Despite of those facts, one still can find some arguments for boomerang/triangles military origins. Amongst the mentioned sightings, many took place in vicinities of military bases (Sandomierz, Poznan, Hrubieszow, Lubliniec, Grudziadz). The current situation in Ukraine may prompt some NATO decisions connected with relocation some of top secret flying machines used in both transportation and surveillance to Poland. The weak point of those allegations and connections with Ukraine is that exotic crafts were seen mostly in western and central parts of the country and (most importantly) that we find no recognizable "types" or tactics amongst objects.

Assessing the mentioned reports from military-technological perspective one would be also shocked by the total lack of care by those who operate the machines literally just over the people’s heads. Providing that military possess such a superb technology, it’s hard to believe that they would risk and fly over city centers and housing estates. Proponents of the mentioned hypothesis should also ask themselves, what would be the consequences if one of objects crash-landed somewhere in Lubliniec, Wiklow or Pabianice.

Anomalous behaviors are clearly seen in the mentioned cases. They include: craft shapes unusual or useless in aeronautics, lack of sound generated by engines, extraordinary acceleration rate, strange disappearances and other aspects noted in classical UFO report. Therefore it may be not so wrong to suppose that triangle/boomerangs form a branch of complex UFO phenomenon in Jacques Vallée’s interpretation assuming that it’s rather a mental process than a material phenomenon and it’s able to evolution. Flying triangles could be the next "stage" of UFOs after epoch of flying saucers. The whole process is driven by mysterious "metaintelgence" of which one can learn from dr Vallée works.

Without help and comments from military and other official sources, it would be hard to determine the exact nature of the phenomenon. Polish Army and government officially don’t comment UFO-related events and since accession of Poland to NATO, the topic is nearly "stigmatized" in mainstream TV and press. The best example of how Polish citizens perceive Army politics is that most (if not all) won’t contact military or Police in case of UFO sighting fearing that they would be ridiculed or ignored. The standards are exactly opposite as in Belgium where a rash of triangular UFOs evoked serious reaction from state and military officials.

Sources:
Piotr Cielebias’ and Michal Kusnierz’s website: infra.org.pl
 

Damian Trela’s blog: czastajemnic.blogspot.com
 

Arkadiusz Miazga’s blog: arekmiazga.blogspot.com
 
Arkadiusz Kocik’s and Bogusław Zabielski’s blog: archiwawmgu0lsztyn.bloog.pl
About Authors:

Piotr Cielebias is a historian and writer specializing in fringe science, paranormal and ufology, regular contributor of Nieznany Swiat and Onet.pl. Michał Kusnierz is an orientalist, writer and paranormal researcher, owner of infra.org.pl site he co-run with Piotr. Both of them wrote (yet unpublished) book in English on UFO phenomenon in Poland entitled "Land of High Strangeness". E-mail contact: ufo.infra@gmail.com

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“The Greatest Enemy of The UFO Community is The UFO Community” | MJ-12


By Frank Thayer
The UFO Chronicles
10-19-14

    The greatest enemy of the UFO community is…the UFO community. Such has been said by many, most lately by Scott Ramsey, of prominence in The Aztec Incident. The useful debate in “The UFO Chronicles” including contributions by Alejandro Rojas, Kevin Randle, Stanton Friedman, Barry Greenwood et al., perhaps misses a major point.

First of all, Friedman did the most thorough forensic examination and research into the photographs of the MJ-12 documents, just as he studied the Special Operations Manual SOM1-01. The disinformation question is not whether a particular document is genuine, but rather why these documents came into public view in the first place. Genuine documents are very valuable in promoting disinformation.

Because I teach propaganda, I emphasize that disinformation is a category of the propaganda mission with a specific purpose. Disinformation is designed to create confusion and to reduce certainty. The original discovery of the MJ-12 documents as a roll of undeveloped black and white film, now connected to AFOSI agent Richard Doty, and received by William Moore and Jaime Shandera must be studied in light of the motives of the government. There was a need to create public uncertainty after Friedman first interviewed Jesse Marcel and the Roswell Incident overcame decades of government suppression to become a reality firmly lodged in modern public awareness.

Good disinformation requires information credibility and source deniability. So why fabricate information that will easily be disproved over time? The ludicrous crash dummy story about Roswell is one of those, and Donald Menzel’s books on flying saucers, such as Flying Saucers—Myth—Truth—History, are another. The MJ-12 documents, however, and the special operations manual on the other hand “have legs,” in that they continue to persuade students of flying saucer reality and to spark debate.

If the MJ-12 documents or SOM1–1 (the latter proved by Friedman not to have been set in a computer type font) are fake, they required highly placed sources to create them and the deep pocket resources available only to the Intelligence community in order to make the documents credible. It is very expensive to set type and print a manual identical to the military manuals of the day printed by the U.S. Government’s printing office. Disinformation goals could be achieved by supplying carefully chosen original documents and photos of a real secret government publication. Without a pre-emptive strike, eventually MJ-12, by whatever name it was known, would have surfaced, so the back door release of selected documents could muddy the flying saucer water permanently.

Some would say that Doty was a whistleblower trying to alert the public to the reality of flying saucer reality, but experience leads us to believe that he was just doing his job for AFOSI. After all, Phillip Klass, Karl Pflock, Joe Nickell, James McGaha, Michael Shermer, and a coterie of others, have or had a military or intelligence background. Some of their publications are likely, but not proved, to be supported by government funds. Thus, the disinformation function is well staffed and well supported in the United States.

As for AFOSI, The Aztec Incident: Recovery at Hart Canyon (see the entire interrogation of AFOSI with Denver radio station advertising executive George Koehler) shows how seriously the Air Force was in tracking down the leaks of the Aztec flying disc recovery. Even today’s current tracking of Ebola contagion is not as thorough as the Air Force was in 1949–1950 in covering the tracks leading from Aztec. However the disinformation masterpiece was in discrediting Silas Newton and Leo GeBauer in an irrelevant business deal gone bad, and using a Denver courtroom to destroy the credibility of the first published story of a flying saucer recovery.

The MJ-12 documents were not released to the New York Times, as would befit a “Three Days of the Condor” type mission, starring Robert Redford. After all, that would never promulgate such documents, and the Associated Press by policy will not put UFO stories on the wire in most cases. Thus, the release of documents through an ambivalent source was far more successful. The real and the false are carefully blended to reduce certainty. This may be harmless, but in the Paul Bennewitz case, it proved devastating to a man’s life. In this latter case, Richard Doty may have been the agent who helped destroy Bennewitz’s well being, all through AFOSI disinformation.

The argument over MJ-12 will never be concluded, and a large segment of those who study flying saucers will continue to accept the scholarship of Stanton Friedman whose scholarship creates high confidence in the reality of the documents. Most of the naysayers fall back on ad hominem attacks that are the last resort of those who have lost the factual argument.

The character or credibility of Richard Doty, William Moore, Jaime Shandera is of minor importance. The essential reality of the documents, though they are only photographs of documents, must be the only focus of the research, and Stanton Friedman is the only researcher who thoroughly and minutely examined all of the data available in those black and white images. Both the MJ-12 papers and SOM1–1 remain today as credible evidence—and the arguments against them will be advanced as well, even on this even-handed forum. The UFO community, for its part, will continue to ravage its own members and eat its young.

* Frank Thayer is the co-author The Aztec Incident: Recovery at Hart Canyon

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See Also:

MJ-12: The Hoax That Quickly Became a Disinformation Operation

MJ-12 Debate Continues: Alejandro Rojas Rebukes Stanton Friedman

MJ-12 Debate Continues: Kevin Randle's Final Word on The Matter?

MJ-12 Debate Continues: Stanton Friedman Counters

MJ-12 Debate Continues: Kevin Randle Queries Stanton Friedman

MJ-12: Stanton Friedman Fires Back; The Disputation with Kevin Randle Continues ...

MJ-12: Kevin Randle Rails Against Stanton Friedman's Rebuttal

MJ-12: Alejandro Rojas Accepts Stanton Friedman's Debate Challenge

MJ-12: Renowned Ufologist, Stanton Friedman Issues Debate Challenge To Naysayers

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Comet Buzzes Mars in Once-in-a-Lifetime Flyby

Comet Buzzes Mars in Once-in-a-Lifetime Flyby

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By Mike Wall
www.space.com
10-19-14

      A comet zoomed by Mars today (Oct. 19) in an extremely rare close encounter that scientists billed as a "once-in-a-lifetime" event that may help researchers better understand the earliest days of our solar system.

Comet Siding Spring came within just 87,000 miles (139,500 kilometers) of the Martian surface at 2:27 p.m. EDT (1827 GMT) today — about one-third of the distance between Earth and the moon. At the time of closest approach, the comet barreled by at 126,000 mph (203,000 km/h) relative to the Red Planet, NASA officials said.

All seven spacecraft currently operating on or around Mars were scheduled to observe the close shave, with the aim of learning more about comet composition and behavior.

"We cannot plan missions to comets like this — this one was discovered less than two years ago. It is incredible luck that it is saving us the trouble of going to it, as it flies by Mars, which is being explored by seven active robots," Mark Lemmon of Texas A&M University, a camera team member for NASA's Curiosity and Opportunity Mars rovers, said in a statement. "So this very much is a once-in-a-lifetime event, for us and our rovers." . . .

Solar Flare Causes Strong HF Radio Blackout On The Dayside Of Earth | Video

Solar Flare Causes Strong HF Radio Blackout On The Dayside Of Earth 10-19-14

By Dr. Tony Phillips
spaceweather.com
10-19-14

     Behemoth sunspot AR2192 has unleashed an X1-class solar flare. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the blast in this extreme UV image of the sun on Oct. 19th (0500 UT)(see above).

A pulse of ultraviolet and X-radiation from the flare caused a brief but strong HF radio blackout on the dayside of Earth, mainly over Asia and Australia. . . .

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the 'Human UFO' as pilots spot flying man at 3,500ft


By Jeremy Armstrong
www.mirror.co.uk
10-17-14

Pilots were left stunned when they saw a "flying man" zoom past the side of a plane at 3,500ft above the Cheshire countryside.
     Pilots on a passenger plane were stunned when a “flying man” zipped past the side of their aircraft at 3,500ft.

Aviation experts admitted they were baffled by the sighting of the human UFO, who has been dubbed Superman of Macclesfield.

He appeared from nowhere as the Airbus 320 passed the Cheshire town while it was coming in to land at Manchester Airport.

The pilot and first officer, who reported the sighting to air traffic control, thought the man was a paraglider but could not see a canopy.

And the mystery deepened when there was no sign of him on radar. . . .

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UFO Encounter Over Nuclear Weapons Depot

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UFO Encounter Over Nuclear Weapons Depot (Kriegsfeld Army Depot - Germany) 11-25-1982

UFO Encounter Over Nuclear Weapons Depot


By Roger Marsh
OpenMinds.tv
10-17-14

     An American witness recalls an incident that occurred at the former Kriegsfeld Army Depot that housed nuclear weapons, according to testimony in Case 60648 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness was on guard duty Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1982, in tower #5 in what was then West Germany.

“I observed a very dark triangular-shaped craft fly from the southwest over the valley, over the town of Gerbach, and directly over my watch tower flying in a northwest direction,” the witness stated. “I observed the craft for over 10 minutes as I picked it out over the horizon to the southwest.”

Spotting aircraft was a common event.

“It was a natural occurrence to see military aircraft on a normal basis during hours of daylight. I often observed A-10, F-4f, F-111 and OV-10 aircraft in the area and was quite familiar with all military aircraft of the era. It was a hobby for me to watch aircraft and could easily identify aircraft by sight and often just by the noise of their engines.”

But this object was different.

“This dark aircraft peaked my attention because it was flying very slowly and very straight. It was normal to see the aircraft that flew in that area to have some movement, however slight on all three axis of movement. This unknown craft flew as if it were on rails – slow, steady with no appreciable movement outside of the northwest direction of travel until it actually flew above me.”

The witness estimated the object’s distance.

“I would estimate that due to the height of my watch tower and the location of the Army depot on the highest hill in the area and perched at the edge of the hill where I could observe the valley that stretched out in front of me that I first saw the aircraft at least 15 km distant to me, possibly even further. It took at least 7 to 10 minutes for the craft to fly that distance until it was directly above me.” . . .





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