Thursday, August 25, 2016

Viral 'Alien Video' (Easily) Proven a HOAX

Viral 'Alien Video' (Easily) Proven a HOAX

     ... the various copies of this video can easily be traced back to an original upload to Youtube on 6 July 2016 by Canadian visual effects artists Aristomenis Tsirbas ("Meni Tsirbas") of MeniThings Productions. Meni Tsirbas has been a digital artist on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,
By Isaac Koi
Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise, various movies (including Hellboy and Titanic) and other projects. This is not his first excursion into the field of ufology. Meni was responsible for direction, animation and lighting of another well-known UFO hoax (see "UFO over Santa Clarita" on the page Koi UFO Video 080). He admitted that hoax and posted a video effects breakdown of it years ago and is well known as the creator of viral/hoax videos. His other uploads to the same Youtube account include an amusing viral video of a flying car. I find it somewhat bemusing that anyone could spent 5 minutes watching the video but not bother spending 1 minute looking into the uploader of the video, which would easily reveal these facts. I'm regularly bemused by the conduct of some people in ufology... So many things within ufology are the basis of speculation when a little bit of work reveals relevant facts. This applies to government documents in various archives as much as it does to "UFO" videos on Youtube.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Mirage Men Conclusively Linked to UFO Summer of '47

Mirage Men Conclusively Linked to UFO Summer of '47

     In his ongoing research to clarify the extent Cold War spy games influenced public perception of the UFO phenomenon, writer and former intelligence analyst James Carrion recently linked military deception planners to the UFO wave of 1947. His latest blog post cites declassified documents that conclusively demonstrate how career intelligence officers, part of a high-level unit now known to have been specifically assembled to execute strategic deception operations, petitioned the FBI for assistance investigating flying saucers. Given the purpose of the unit, titled the Joint Security Control Special Section, and details of the documents quoted, Carrion concludes there would have been no other reason for the interaction with the Bureau than to actively promote a deception plan.
Jack Brewer
By Jack Brewer

The post is well worth the time to absorb and digest. It contains several relevant points of interest, including key aspects of the career of Col. Carl Goldbranson. The colonel trained extensively in military deception and, according to author and historian Thaddeus Holt, engaged in deception activity during the 1940's and until the end of his career. Holt documented Goldbranson to be one of the most skilled deception planners in the Allied service in his 2004 book, The Deceivers: Allied Military Deception in the Second World War.

Carrion demonstrates Col. Goldbranson to have been the senior member of the deception-tasked Joint Security Control Special Section at the time he was advising FBI personnel on incidents of flying disks. Carrion explained:
This July 21, 1947 FBI memo is extremely important. It unequivocally documents the connection between US strategic deception planners and early UFO events by relating how Colonel Carl Goldbranson petitioned FBI assistance in investigating UFO events. Goldbranson was a WW2 member of Joint Security Control and one of its principal deception planners.
Carrion continued:
The Special Section of JSC consisted of only seven individuals including Goldbranson who as a full bird Colonel would have been the senior member. So for those who question the importance of Goldbranson to this analysis, only one question need be answered. What are the odds that the senior member of the principal US organization and specific section charged with planning and implementing U.S. strategic deception is on record in FBI official memorandum, getting his hands dirty in the UFO controversy of 1947? Goldbranson had no reason to be involved unless he was actively promoting a deception plan.
For those unfamiliar with James Carrion's work, he focuses on the 1946-47 time frame. He cites declassified documents and related materials to present forensic historical analysis. Carrion proposes that a small group of U.S. intelligence personnel masterminded deception operations surrounding reported UFOs for a variety of purposes designed to create military advantages. Learn more in his free book, Anachronism, and keep an eye out for his forthcoming work, The Roswell Deception.

UPDATE: Huge, Futuristic, Hybrid Aircraft Crashes | VIDEO

UPDATE: Huge, Futuristic, Hybrid Aircraft Crashes

     Airlander 10, the world's largest aircraft, has crashed during its second test flight.

The huge ship – nicknamed "The Flying Bum" because of its pert,
By By Eric Limer
The Independent
round back – crashed as it landed at its base at Cardington Airfield this morning, at the end of its second attempt to fly. Its official name is the Martha Gwyn – however, it gained notoriety not just because of its huge size but the interesting shape of its back.

...It isn't clear if the ship itself took any damage during the crash.

The ship appears to have run into problems as it was making its way back onto the ground, when it flew into a telegraph pole and began running into problems....

Missing Spacecraft Found After Two Years, says NASA

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STEREO-B spacecraft
NASA reports that its STEREO-B spacecraft has made contact after two years of silence. STEREO-B is one of two Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatories launched in 2006. (NASA)

     NASA is reporting that one of the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatories, known as the STEREO-B spacecraft, has made contact after two years of silence.

Along with its sister STEREO-A, the prodigal probe is tasked with
Rachel Feltman
The Washington Post
observing the sun. When the two were launched back in 2006, the STEREO spacecraft entered an orbit around the sun respectively just ahead of and just behind the Earth, allowing them to observe solar phenomena such as coronal mass ejections from multiple angles.

... STEREO-B went silent just after mission control tested its "command loss timer," a hard reset that would be automatically triggered if STEREO-B ever stopped communicating with Earth for 72 hours. During STEREO-B's primary mission, the spacecraft was never meant to go incommunicado. But because it lived so long, it drifted into a slightly different orbit, setting itself up to pass behind the sun. ...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

UFO Wave of 1947 & Human Deception

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Human Deception at Play during the UFO Wave of 1947

Human Deception at Play during the UFO Wave of 1947

      1947 – the year that kick started the modern UFO era and included some of the most seminal events in its history, from the Maury Island incident to the June, 1947 Kenneth Arnold sighting to the July, 1947 Roswell event, as well as the coast to coast flying saucer sightings that dominated the world headlines. In the span of just a few weeks in the summer of 1947, UFOs, then popularly known as flying saucers had become as much a part of Americana as apple pie.

To the modern day UFO believer, the UFO events of 1947
James Carrion
By James Carrion
provide a rationale for their beliefs - documented evidence that defy explanation and give hope to their view that an extraordinary extraterrestrial intelligence is at the root of the phenomenon. To their debunking detractors, these events are just chalked up to mass hysteria - only of interest to social scientists.

But I propose there was an extraordinary intelligence behind the events of 1947, not extraterrestrial in nature, but as flesh and blood as you or I, an intelligence born out of the exigencies of World War 2 but extended into peacetime as threats of renewed war loomed on the horizon. The humans behind the UFO wave of 1947 were a special breed of soldier – the human deception planners of an organization known as Joint Security Control - subordinate directly to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Joint Security Control (JSC) was founded during WW2 as the US deception planning counterpart to the British deception organization knows as the London Controlling Section (LCS). Together, JSC and LCS perfected the art of strategic wartime deception, initially in North Africa but then throughout the theater of the European war, including the deception planning that contributed to the success of D-Day. Even after Germany was defeated, JSC developed additional deception plans that would have been carried out during the invasion of the Japanese homeland but these were obviated by Japan’s unconditional surrender after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

In May of 1947, JSC received a revised charter, one that authorized it to continue its deception mission not just under wartime conditions but also during times of peace. JSC was tasked with preventing important military information from falling into the hands of the enemy, to control classified information through proper security classification, to correlate, maintain and disseminate all of the information furnished to JSC by the War and Navy Department Bureau of Public Relations, and finally the very important mission of cover and deception planning and implementation.

Before I conclusively draw a connection between early UFO events and JSC personnel, it is important to review the history of US post war deception planning. A Top Secret July 5, 1946 memo from the Office of the Chief of Staff assigned responsibility for the supervision of War Department cover and deception matters to the Director of Plans and Operations. ...

UFO Videotaped Over Abilene, Kansas

UFO Videotaped Over Abilene, Kansas 8-4-16

     A Kansas witness at Abilene reported watching and videotaping a blimp-shaped UFO moving over a local park, according to testimony in Case 78235 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness was outside on a walk in a local park when the object was first seen on August 4, 2016.
“I noticed an odd light in the sky moving over me,” the witness stated.“I was able to record the object for about minute.”

The witness saw three different objects.

“After the first object was out of sight two other objects appeared heading the same direction, but too far out of range for my camera to see them.” ...

Earth-like Exoplanet Orbiting Nearby Star?

Earth-like Exoplanet Orbiting Nearby Star?

      On Wednesday, Aug. 24, we could find out whether or not the recent rumors of an Earth-like exoplanet existing on our interstellar doorstep are real.
Ian O'Neill
Discovery News
In a press notification on Monday, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) said only that they "will host a press conference at its Headquarters in Garching, near Munich, Germany" and that the ESO's Director General, Tim de Zeeuw, will open the event. The press conference will start at 1 p.m. Central European Time (CET) -- 7 a.m. EDT/4 a.m. PDT. There was no mention of the scientists who would be in attendance or what astronomical topic the event would focus on.

Though the announcement is vague, there's excitement surrounding the possibility of a potentially habitable extrasolar planet (or exoplanet) orbiting the sun's nearest neighbor, Proxima Centauri. The red dwarf star is located only 4.25 light-years away and, if confirmed, the world would be the closest confirmed exoplanet to our solar system.

Should this exoplanet have any Earth-like qualities, this historic astronomical discovery could transform our outlook of the galaxy. ...

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Worker Films UFO While On Break (VIDEO) | MY UFO EXPERIENCE

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Worker Films UFO While On Break (Scarborough,Ontario) (1) 7-8-16
Worker Films UFO While On Break (Scarborough,Ontario) (2) 7-8-16

     I thought this sighting would interest you and readers thanks for your interest.

On July 8, 2016 - Same Date of Roswell Crash Anniversary I was on
By Paul Shishis
The UFO Chronicles
afternoon break in Scarborough,Ontario; there were some co-workers also outside chatting and joined the group.

After about five minutes while chatting with one co-worker,the other two went back inside.

Looked north of our position about a mile away - just a little east and noticed a roundish dark flashing object moving couple of hundred feet high at 3:14 pm.

It was moving from the east heading west at maintaining about the same altitude; it's movements appeared strange as there was also a bright flashing white light.

I alerted my friend and we both ran through the parking lot north at about seventy yards and stopped and looked up. It was now straight north of us sitting near stationary still about one mile away.

I then started to film and also had to point the object to the co-worker who took near a full minute to see it!

He stood beside and now could see it near stationary. Now it started to rise vertical then stop and hang stationary flashing this bright white light. It continued to climb straight up higher and higher with it's altitude at least one thousand feet .

Then we now had another co-worker witness this strange dark flashing round object - 2 witnesses

About every minute now passing by it just continued to climb straight up higher and higher would stop at intervals again remain stationary flashing.

Being so high without the flashing you would NOT be able to see it at that point; the object just continued to climb so high we could all no longer see it - gone!

I have attached nine of the best - zoomed in pictures before it rose thousands of feet in about one minute

The sighting ended at 3:27 pm by the last picture time stamp taken; the sighting lasted approximately 13 minutes

I also took four short video clips - July 8th ,2016. One clip does capture the object in question as evidence for a moment–very difficult to video due to distance with a 30x zoom

Friday, August 19, 2016

Huge, Futuristic, Hybrid Aircraft Makes Maiden Flight | VIDEO


After maiden flight in Bedfordshire, creators of world’s largest aircraft
say 100 could be in skies within five years

     Above a field in rural Bedfordshire, a shiny, futuristic craft the size of a football pitch ascends majestically into the evening sky, and gawping onlookers crane their necks for a better view. This could be the trailer for the latest Independence Day film, but it is the maiden
Rob Davies
flight of the Airlander 10, a helium-filled craft aiming to kickstart a new age of the airship.

It has been a while coming – the first flight had been delayed several times and Wednesday’s takeoff was held up for hours – but once in the air, showing off its curves as it banks and soars for its audience, the Airlander is quite a spectacle.

At 92m long and 43.5m wide, this is the world’s largest aircraft, dwarfing heavyweights such as the Airbus A380 “superjumbo”. It is a bit cheaper, too, with a catalogue price of £25m, compared with $375m (£287m) for an A380.

It can also carry a 10-tonne payload, comparable with military transport helicopters such as the Boeing CH-47 Chinook, the US Air Force’s workhorse of choice. ...

NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission Emerges

NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission Emerges
Researchers tested the robotic capture system that could pluck a boulder from an asteroid during NASA's proposed Asteroid Redirect Mission in a full-scale model at the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.

      NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) has passed a key design milestone, bringing the project one step closer to snagging a boulder off an asteroid and pulling that piece into orbit around the moon.
Sarah Lewin

The complex mission is currently targeted to launch in 2021, pegged at a cost of $1.4 billion, NASA said in a statement. After launch, the rocket will travel to a large near-Earth asteroid, collect a large boulder off of the asteroid's surface and pull that piece to the moon. Later, astronauts will travel to the boulder to extract and analyze samples. While orbiting the asteroid, the spacecraft can also tug the asteroid off-course using the craft's and boulder's combined gravity (as a proof-of-concept for deflecting a threatening body).

Now, the mission has passed a milestone called Key Decision Point-B (KDP-B) — formally approved Aug. 15 — and it will be able to move on to its Phase B planning stage. To pass, NASA officials "established the content, cost and schedule commitments for Phase B activities," NASA said in a statement. By the end of Phase B, ARM will have an approved baseline mission and design that meets all the agreed-upon requirements, in a process that all NASA missions pass through. ...