Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New Air Force UFO Files Site is Mysteriously "Unavailable"


New Air Force UFO Files Site is Mysteriously "Unavailable"

      Editor's Note: For reasons unknown, John Greenewald's extension to his Black Vault web-site, housing copies of the Air Force's Project Blue Book Files is currently inaccessible.

When attempting to access the site (http://projectbluebook.theblackvault.com/) we find the following message: "Due to situations out of my control, The Project Blue Book material is currently unavailable."

The news of Grenewald's addition (Project Blue Book files) has been trending with both mainstream media and social networks for over two weeks, albeit with erroneous information. The common theme with almost all the news outlets is that Greenewald made the Blue Book Files not only available, but accessible online for free for the first time. Nothing could be further from the truth.

John himsef stated:
First off, I never, EVER, made it appear these documents were newly declassified. The media created that, and many outlets copied each other. Many of the stories you see, I was never even interviewed for, yet I am quoted extensively.

Second, I went out of my way to say these documents have been available, even in some places online, during the course of the interviews I did do.
We've reached out to John to see what's going on–FW

Pilot Reports UFOs Over Friday Harbor, Washington

Pilot Reports UFOs Over Friday Harbor, Washington

By Dennis Box
www.sanjuanjournal.com
1-26-15

     Jan. 15 began as a typical evening in Friday Harbor for Jim Dunn. He and his wife were driving north on Mullis Street planning to attend a lecture at the University of Washington Laboratories on salmon migration.

At about 6:15 p.m. Dunn noticed three orange lights in the sky. He thought a plane was making a “very low approach” to land at the airport, which he thought was odd. He next assumed the lights must be a helicopter, but there was something weird about the movements.

Dunn said he stopped his car and pulled over by Browne’s Home Center to watch the lights.

“It was three orange lights moving independently,” Dunn said. “At first I rationalized it was a drone, but they were moving too rapidly for a drone.”

He said the lights traveled roughly west above Spring Street as if coming from the harbor.

Dunn, a retired architect who has lived on San Juan Island since 2000, said it was the first time he saw something that could be considered a UFO. . . .

Turn Your Computer into a UFO Detector

UFO Detecting Software

By Alejandro Rojas
openminds.tv
1-27-15

     A new program uses your USB webcam to scan the skies for UFOs, and when it spots something that is not a bird, airplane, or other known object, it will record the UFO for you to review later.

The program was created by ProjectCE: Connecting Evidence, and is simply called UFO Detector. It is available for free on their website.

According to the site, the program includes a “detection algorithm that looks for light emitting object which cannot be identified.”

In other words, it will be able to detect whether the object is something mundane or not. In order to help improve the algorithm, users can submit pictures of objects that UFO Detector suspects are UFOs that obviously are not. These “false-positives” will presumably then help the software not make the same mistake in the future.

Drones in Fact and Fiction

Drone Firing Missile

By Steven Aftergood
Secrecy News
1-26-15

    The emergence of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, as an instrument of war is often referred to as a “revolutionary” development in military technology. Thus, a new history of the subject is entitled “Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution” by Richard Whittle (Henry Holt, 2014).

But if it is a revolution, it is more like a turning of a wheel that will continue to revolve rather than the permanent transformation of all that has come before it. Armed drones represent an innovative response to a particular threat, but they are themselves bound to inspire other innovations and reactions from adversaries.

The development of drones as an ongoing process of adaption and response is the animating idea behind “Sting of the Drone,” a thriller by former National Security Council official Richard A. Clarke (who was a leading advocate for arming drones in the Clinton and Bush Administrations).

“This is not a static environment,” says a character in the novel named Dugout. “It’s more like classic two-player game theory. We each learn about the other’s behavior and adjust.”

In the novel, the terrorist targets of U.S. drone attacks adjust by deciding to attack the individual drone operators, who believe — mistakenly, as it turns out — that they are far removed from the battlefield.

One of the least believable features of Clarke’s novel, which is perfectly readable by the standards of airport fiction, is the character of Dugout, a super-skilled hacker and what-not who can accomplish technological feats that are beyond the imagination of his hidebound, boringly conventional colleagues.

So it comes as a surprise to read in Richard Whittle’s history that there was in fact at least one such real-life character associated with the weaponization of U.S. drones, who is identified only as “Werner” (“not because he is a covert operative, for he never was, but because he prefers to remain anonymous”). Werner, an imagery scientist and all-purpose technologist, was able to swiftly conceive and implement solutions to problems that left others completely stumped. . . .

Amazing James Randi is Retiring

James Randi

By doubtfulnews.com
1-28-15

     James “The Amazing” Randi, world-renowned magician and advocate for science-based skepticism, is stepping down from the Board of the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF).

In statements released today on the JREF website, Randi announced his retirement from the JREF, and the Board regretfully accepted it.

But, Mr. Randi noted, he’s got a few tricks left up his sleeve:
This doesn’t mean that I’m retiring from my battle against the so-­called psychics, faith healers, paranormalists, and the assorted frauds I’ve encountered in my worldwide wanderings. I’ll in no way relax the critical attention I’ve given to them over the last busy 73 years, I promise you.

UFOs Flirting with Helicopter Over Rendlesham Forest | VIDEO

UFOs Flirting with Helicopter Over Rendlesham Forest 1-25-15

By Jason McClellan
www.openminds.tv
1-27-15

    A video shows multiple mysterious flashing balls of light in the sky.

The witness, George Taylor, filmed this event that reportedly took place over Rendlesham Forest in Suffolk, England on the afternoon of Sunday, January 26. The video also shows a military helicopter in flight, seemingly inspecting the UFOs.

Taylor uploaded his video to YouTube on January 26 with the following description:

Spotted three balls of light in the sky yesterday afternoon (Sunday 25th Jan) whilst walking around Rendlesham Forest and couldn’t believe what I was seeing! Had a very weird feeling that I shouldn’t have been there.
Quickly recorded it on the phone and have uploaded it to see whether anyone else witnessed anything similar yesterday too. Very strange! I know Rendlesham has a long history with UFO sightings but didn’t really believe in it as I haven’t seen anything odd in all the years I’ve lived here until yesterday! Regularly take my dogs for a walk around the area and have never seen anything as strange as this. Anyone have any idea what this may have been?

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5 Ancient Alien Planets Found

5 Ancient Alien Planets Found

By Mike Wall
Space.com
1-27-15

      Five rocky alien worlds that are 80 percent as old as the universe itself have been discovered, suggesting that Earth-size planets have been a feature of the Milky Way galaxy almost since its beginning.

The new found exoplanets circle Kepler-444, an 11.2-billion-year-old star about 25 percent smaller than the sun that lies 117 light-years from Earth. All of the worlds are Venus-size or smaller and are therefore rocky, though scientists know nothing else about their composition.

All five alien planets complete an orbit in less than 10 days, meaning they're almost certainly too hot to support life as we know it. But Kepler-444 hints at the existence of other ancient planetary systems that may be more hospitable, researchers said. . . .

Radar Shows Stephenville UFO Heading Toward President's Ranch | 7th ANNIVERSARY of THE STEPHENVILLE LIGHTS

Radar Shows Stephenville UFO Heading Toward President's Ranch | 7th ANNIVERSARY of THE STEPHENVILLE LIGHTS

By Rob Freeman
YouTube
4-7-2012

     Video of recorded radar data, animated by the RADARplot application.
Shows 2 hours (at approx x50 speed) of the data from the Stephenville 2008 incident (3 of 5 radars). . . .

. . . Aircraft with transponders are shown as green (above 5000') and blue (below 5000'). Primary radar returns that don't correlate with a transponder are shown in white.
Aircraft entering and flying around the Brownwood MOAs (two groups of 4 aircraft), are jets from Carswell AFB.

The Schulze-Powell track begins at 18:51 between WitJ and WitG and moves towards PCR Crawford. Although intermittent, a cumulative plot (see other video) shows a definite track. Other interesting anomalies are present.

Eyewitness, Steve Allen Recounts Stephenville UFO Incident| 7th ANNIVERSARY of THE STEPHENVILLE LIGHTS

Eyewitness, Steve Allen Recounts Stephenville UFO Incident| 7th ANNIVERSARY of THE STEPHENVILLE LIGHTS

By GCNnews
YouTube
2-1-08

     Editor's Note: Eyewitness Steve Allen recounts his experience of what is now known as "The Stephenville Lights" on this 7th anniversary of the events (1-8-08–FW





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