Sunday, September 25, 2016

Hunt for Alien Life Sullied by Contamination?

Hunt for Alien Life Sullied by Contamination?
Mars probes have found special regions that could support the growth of hardy microorganisms.

Rovers and probes have found special places on Mars where Earth microbes could thrive, risking contamination unless we take precautions.
     Twenty years ago, America celebrated its Independence Day by landing several thousand invaders on the surface of Mars.

On July 4, 1997, the Pathfinder spacecraft touched down in a northern
By Mark Strauss
National Geographic
lowland called Chryse Planitia carrying a small rover named Sojourner—as well as a large amount of stowaways in the form of earthly microbes.

Did any of these microbes survive and reproduce, establishing themselves as Earth’s first colonists on a distant world? Highly unlikely, NASA assured us at the time, noting that scientists believed “it would be difficult to sustain and cultivate life on Mars.” ...

But, as Jurassic Park famously pointed out, life often finds a way. ...

UFO Detected by Radar, Jets Scrambled | MY UFO EXPERIENCE

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UFO Detected by Radar, Jets Scrambled
The ATC scope boys said they had a “huge bogie” on the radar for more then 30 minutes. When they scrambled the old F-5’s at NAHA AFB, the object moved away quickly. (Illustration)

     I was in the USAF from 1966 to 1969, 3.4 years total. I was sent to school at Sheppard AFB for about 6 months….

I was sent to a radar site on the southern tip of Okinawa to operate a prime power plant….
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One night in 1967 we were working the swing shift and we stayed at the NCO Club until closing, which was close to 1:00 am. A co-worker and I David M. Jxxxxx were eating a late night snack; we had no alcohol that night. When we walked out the side door with a small girl who worked at the NCO Club (she was going to get her mop and buckets to clean the club) she exclaimed, “Ok somi yo!” (Oh my god!) She went back inside and stayed inside.

I walked with David and he said he would go get his new 35mm camera. He ran back to our barracks and I slowly walked that direction staring at this large orange colored light. It was a typical misty evening that shrouds this small mountain peak that time of year. I walked along and got to the end door of the barracks and then as I turned my head to look at David—this object just disappeared.

As he came out the second floor door, he said his camera was out of film. The radar observers working at that time were closed mouth, when we asked later that day, what did they see. Later on as time passed we got bits and pieces of information.

The people of the local islands were seeing all kinds of light that night. KSBK got many sighting reports as well as ours that early AM. KSBK went off the air at 3:00 AM or so if I remember. The scope dopes, as we called the ATC scope boys said they had a “huge bogie” on the radar for more then 30 minutes. When they scrambled the old F-5’s at NAHA AFB, the object moved away quickly. This bright light was seen all over this area and even in Taiwan that night.

They estimated that it was over 200 ft in diameter based on the ping they were getting.

When we observed the light it was difficult to estimate the size or distance as there was a misty light rain. I t was about 35 degrees above the surface and it was past the end of this escarpment of the radar site hilltop

YOZA Dake Air Station was then the longest reaching radar at this island. Raytheon had recently modified the old dish and added new panels and it had the longest over the horizon look for any site at that time as we were looking for anything Russia might launch at the USA or at this huge military encampment we had during the Vietnam War. There was over 60,000 there and or passing through.

The old Major who ran the site was telling people that the “Bogie Book” was full of unidentified objects seen on radar.

I was later sent to Offut AFB Sac HQ and I was told by some people bout th Holliman AFB UFOs that shut down some missile silos.

I was assigned to work with AFB portable generators for stand-by power. We had to go out to a site where there was a long wave radio transmitter and these guys said they saw many weird lights at night near Silver Creek, Nebraska.

The radio was designed to transmit signal all over the world in the event WWIII was to ever happen. The antenna tower was half wave and was the tallest in the world at that time.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Stephen Hawking Wants To Find Aliens Before They Find Us

Stephen Hawking Wants To Find Aliens Before They Find Us

The famed cosmologist is all in on searching for signals from E.T.,
but warns that we should be careful about inviting aliens over

     Stephen Hawking is again warning about announcing our presence to any alien civilizations that might be out there, especially those that could be more technologically advanced.
By Eric Mack

In his new half-hour program "Stephen Hawking's Favorite Places" on science-themed subscription service CuriosityStream, the world's most famous theoretical physicist flies by the potentially habitable exoplanet Gliese 832c in a CGI spaceship as part of his hypothetical dream itinerary for a tour of the universe.

The super-Earth is only 16 light-years away and just the sort of world the Hawking-supported Breakthrough: Listen initiative hopes to scan for signs of alien signals using our most sensitive radio telescopes. ...

Electricity and Hydrogen Produced By Cells in Spinach

Electricity and Hydrogen Produced By Cells in Spinach

     Using a simple membrane extract from spinach leaves, researchers from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed a bio-photo-electro-chemical (BPEC) cell that produces electricity and
hydrogen from water using sunlight. The raw material of the device is water, and its products are electric current, hydrogen and oxygen. The findings were published in the August 23 online issue of Nature Communications. ...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

UFO Explodes, Lands Near Missile Sites; Strike Team Dispatched

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Air Force Message (1 of 3)

     … blue light about the size of an automobile headlight ... appeared to explode in mid air and land in a field, kept moving about 20 feet off the ground at site I-10 (about 15 miles southwest of Whiteman AFB,
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Missouri) The object kept changing course and was sighted at 500 ft over several sites, I-10, I-11, J-8, G-4, G-11 ....

... Mobile Strike Team sent out. Looked like it was hovering over another site. State Highway Patrol notified. ...

Air Force Message (1 of 3) Air Force Message (3 of 3)
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UFOs Caught On Camera During Camping Trip

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UFO Caught On Camera During Camping Trip 8-24-16

     A Nevada witness at Denio reported watching and videotaping two objects that could not immediately be identified, according to testimony in Case 75146 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness arrived at a campground in northwest Nevada shortly after dark September 24, 2015, on a clear night and set up a campsite, sitting by the fire about 20 minutes before the incident began.

“Something flashed out the corner of my eye and made me turn my head looking to the west,” the witness stated.“I could kind of see an outline of some hills/mountains to the west as I looked to where the flashes drew my attention. Two bright yellow arcs appeared over the top of the hill/mountain.”

The witness first thought the light was two objects.

“At first I thought it was two objects. I think now it was just one moving so fast it left a trail. It made two arcs flying above the hill/mountain then diving down then back up I guess. It was a bright yellow object,no flames/jets. The object itself was glowing yellow,strangest yellow, kind of like a spark shooting up out of a fire. The spark is burning and leaving a trail as it shoots up. I had never seen anything like this.” ...

Second UFO Witness Comes Forward

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Second UFO Witness Comes Forward

A bird-watcher believes he may have seen
the same UFO spotted in Montrose last week.

     ... a separate spotter has added fuel to the fire saying he, too, saw something in the sky he struggles to explain.

The man, who asked not to be named, says he was looking at the
By Jamie Milligan
skyline above the V&A Museum on Tuesday afternoon when he spotted something “thin and oblong”.

He said: “I do a bit of bird watching so always carry a small pair of binoculars.

“I was looking towards the V&A when something caught my eye.

“I saw this very slow-moving object with white lights which were rotating round it.

“It looked as if it was flying from Fife towards Dundee.”

The spotter does not believe the object was either a plane or a drone, saying it was flying too high to be either.

“It had no distinguishing wings,” he said. ...

First-Ever Binary Alien Planets Found?

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First-Ever Binary Alien Planets Found?

      Astronomers may have found the first binary planets ever observed beyond our solar system.

The two objects straddle the dividing line between gas giants and odd
Nola Taylor Redd
"failed stars" known as brown dwarfs in terms of mass, researchers said. The newfound bodies are also similar to each other in size and age.

"They're probably brother and sister," Daniella Gagliuffi told Gagliuffi, a graduate student at the University of California, San Diego, found the objects amid a cloud of stars about 65 light-years from Earth. ...

Monday, September 19, 2016

“UFOs and Nukes” Documentary Critiqued By Skeptic Tim Hebert: Now the Filmmaker Responds

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“UFOs and Nukes” Documentary Critiqued By Skeptic Tim Hebert: Now the Filmmaker Responds

     A few days ago, I wrote an article in which I expressed surprise that none of my critics had publicly commented on my documentary film, UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed, which has been available at Vimeo On Demand since April.

UFOs and Nukes Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons SitesA search of the Internet reveals the extent to which some debunkers have attacked me over the years, following the 2008 publication of my book UFOs and Nukes, in which I present dozens of incidents involving UFO activity at American nuclear weapons sites, as reported in declassified files and military witness testimony. Consequently, I was expecting more of the same once the film was released.
Robert Hastings
By Robert Hastings
The UFO Chronicles
Shortly after my article appeared online, one of those skeptics, Tim Hebert, wrote a critique which, not surprisingly, contains a number of factual errors, convenient omissions and other misrepresentations.

For example, he writes, “There is little to no information offered to the viewer that numerous pages of documents are available that tell an entire different story, or when the highlighted document segments are shown in context to the full document itself, a different interpretation takes shape that has nothing to do with UFOs.”

This is wishful thinking on Hebert’s part. There are hundreds of declassified U.S. government files concerning UFO incursions at ICBM sites, weapons storage facilities, bomb and missile test ranges, and other nukes-related sites. The film presents excerpts from 16 of those documents—made public by the U.S. Air Force, FBI and CIA in response to FOIA requests—15 of which explicitly and entirely concern UFO activity at nuclear weapons locations. Additionally, two Soviet Army documents, smuggled out of Russia, detail UFO incidents at that country’s ICBM sites or nukes storage facilities.

The one American document that does not openly mention UFO activity is a military teletype message, known as a TWX, sent from Malmstrom AFB, Montana in March 1967, concerning the mysterious full-flight shutdown of ten Minuteman ICBMs at Echo Flight. Because the message was only the initial report of an event, prior to any investigation of it, no mention of UFOs is made.

However, two U.S. Air Force veterans—Col. Walter Figel and TSgt. Henry Barlow—have stated for the record that a UFO was reported near one of the missiles moments before all ten dropped-off alert status. Both men appear in the film—the former on audio tape—and make startling admissions.

Figel confirms that a missile security guard had called him in the Echo Launch Control Capsule to report “a large, round object” hovering directly over one of the ICBMs. Further, during my lengthy interview with him—not shown in the film—Figel stated that he had sent out two Security Alert Teams to investigate, one of which confirmed the presence of the UFO. Figel also revealed that he and his missile commander, Captain Eric Carlson, were later debriefed back at Malmstrom by “everybody and his brother” and ordered not to talk about the incident.

Figel’s first taped telephone interview with me, recorded in 2008, may be heard in its entirety. It should be noted that the colonel has never disputed the accuracy of the recording or asked me to remove it from my website. Two other telephone interviews with Figel, taped in 2009 and 2010, are also available. (These three audio files are not available on mobile devices.)

Tim Hebert and Eric Carlson’s son, James, have repeatedly denied or misrepresented Figel’s comments to me. Unfortunately for them, I have our conversations on tape. The reader may listen to them and judge for him/herself the nature and importance of Figel’s candid remarks.

The other veteran who discusses the Echo Flight incident in the film, former Electro-Mechanical Technician Henry Barlow, was involved in bringing up some of the stricken missiles. On the way to the first ICBM silo, he and his team member were told by radio to keep their eyes open “because UFO activity had been reported in the area”. Barlow was later told that a disc-shaped UFO had been spotted hovering over the missile designated Echo-2 just before the full-flight shutdown occurred.

In any case, Hebert’s characterization of the documents presented in the film—which he claims are misleading because they are either not pertinent or are taken out of context—is simply inaccurate. One may go to my website’s Documents page and leisurely read several of the declassified files that, of necessity, only briefly appear in the documentary.

Robert Kaminski
Robert Kaminski
Also presented in the film are confirmatory revelations about the Echo Flight incident by the Boeing engineer who investigated it, Robert Kaminski, who has written (see below) that his team could find no known technical explanation for the missile shutdown and further mentions that a Boeing-Air Force liaison later informed him that Air Force personnel had categorized the incident as “a UFO event”.

Kaminski To Klotz Letter Re Echo Flight & UFOs (1) 2-1-1997 Kaminski To Klotz Letter Re Echo Flight & UFOs (2) 2-1-1997Kaminski To Klotz Letter Re Echo Flight & UFOs (3) 2-1-1997Kaminski To Klotz Letter Re Echo Flight & UFOs (4) 2-1-1997
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Further confirmation in the film comes from retired Lt. Col. Dwynne Arneson, who was the Officer-In-Charge of the 28th Air Division’s Communications Center at Malmstrom at the time of the incident. Speaking at my 2010 press conference in Washington D.C., Arneson told the media that he had once read another classified TWX, in March 1967, which unequivocally stated that “a UFO had shut down several missile silos in Montana”.

In short, the one document in the film that does not mention UFOs per se, only an alarming full-flight missile shutdown event, nevertheless has multiple, credible witnesses confirming that the incident mentioned in it was indeed UFO-related. Not surprisingly, Hebert fails to mention any of this in his critique—while at the same time accusing me of being unfairly selective when presenting my evidence.

Hebert has long referred to the claim that UFOs are interested in our nukes as “Hastings’ theory”. Actually, I’m only reporting on what has been said by high-level government officials and hundreds of military eyewitnesses. For example, in the film I present a CIA memorandum from December 2, 1952, in which the Assistant Director of the agency’s Office of Scientific Intelligence, Dr. H. Marshall Chadwell, writes, “Sightings of unexplained objects at great altitudes and travelling at high speeds in the vicinity of major U.S. defense installations are of such nature that they are not attributable to natural phenomena or known types of aerial vehicles.”

Other declassified CIA, FBI and USAF documents confirm that UFOs had been sighted at Oak Ridge, Hanford, and Savannah River—all nuclear weapons facilities—during the seven-month period preceding Chadwell’s statement. Indeed, as mentioned in the film, USAF Project Blue Book chief, Captain Edward Ruppelt, once referred to the “ominous correlation” between UFO sightings and atomic bomb production, testing and deployment sites.

Hebert complains that the military witness interviews in the film are too short. Well, if the documentary were three hours long, instead of its current 48-minute length, all of the full-length interviews with the veterans would have been presented, instead of the brief snippets that appear in it. However, anyone buying the documentary at Vimeo also gains access to extended interviews with six of the former USAF missileers. (It cost the film’s producer, Jared Tarbell, several thousand dollars to fly those witnesses to Albuquerque, and put them up in hotels, during the extended interview process.)

Hebert also writes, “[Hastings claims] ICBM launch officers are contacted by above ground security personnel and told of UFO sightings. The officers themselves see nothing (they're 60 to 100 feet underground) but the security personnel are treated to bizarre aerial performances that are not of this world. Where are the on camera testimonies from those security personnel?”

Actually, I have dozens of USAF missile security policemen on audiotape, describing in great detail the dramatic aerial displays they had witnessed at one base or another. Those verbatim testimonies appear in my book and in several articles at my website. When deciding which veterans to re-interview on video, given the high cost involved, I concluded that the missile launch and targeting officers offered the most comprehensive summaries of the UFO events at their missile flights and, therefore, included those individuals in the film.

I suppose I could go on here but there’s really no point. Those who strongly believe that I am full of shit probably won’t utilize even one of the many links provided in this rebuttal, while those who know that I document my public statements about nukes-related UFO activity, as best as possible, have already read or viewed many of the items I have posted over the years. Regardless, one may view my documentary film here.


See Also:

UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed | A REVIEW

Robert Hastings Questions The Silence From The "Debunkers/Skeptics"

VIDCAST: Former Boeing Engineer, Robert Kaminski Confirms UFO Activity at Echo Flight Missile Launch Control Facility in 1967

Telephonic Interview with Colonel Walter Figel (USAF Ret) By Robert Hastings - 1 of 3

Telephonic Interview with Colonel Walter Figel (USAF Ret) By Robert Hastings - 2 of 3

Telephonic Interview with Colonel Walter Figel (USAF Ret) By Robert Hastings - 3 of 3

Echo Flight UFO Incident Not Unique: Retired Col. Frederick Meiwald Says “Bright Object” Also Sighted During OSCAR Flight Missile Malfunctions

Telephonic Interview with Colonel Frederick Meiwald

My Evidence: The Account of Minute-Man Missiles Being Disabled, While UFOs Hovered Over The Launch Facilities


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Triangular-Shaped UFO Sighted at Tree Top Level

Triangular-Shaped UFO Sighted at Tree Top Level
A Bella Vista (Arkansas) couple witness a triangle-shaped UFO just 100 feet over the rooftops.

     An Arkansas witness at Bella Vista and his wife rushed to a bedroom window after hearing “jet-like” sounds and watched a triangle-shaped object just 100 feet over the rooftop, according to testimony in Case 79100 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness was lying in bed about 10 p.m. on September 11, 2016, when the incident began.

By Roger Marsh

“I heard what sounded like an airplane about to crash or flying super low,” the witness stated.“We rushed to the bedroom window and saw a huge triangle-shaped aircraft flying about 100 feet above the house.”

The witness and his wife moved outside.

“We watched it flying slowly and still very low. It seemed to have vanished in the tree line, but then came back out like it was looking for something. We saw red, blue, and white lights on a huge black triangle-shaped craft. We stood in the driveway and watched it as it left our sight. Every animal in the neighborhood was going crazy and just like that, it was gone.”