Thursday, March 23, 2023

Pentagon UFO Chief Says Alien Mothership May Be Close

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"There is a possibility that extraterrestrial motherships and smaller probes may be visiting planets in our solar system, the head of the Pentagon’s unidentified aerial phenomena research office noted in a report draft shared Tuesday."
     “[A]n artificial interstellar object could potentially be a parent craft that releases many small probes during its close passage to Earth, an operational construct not too dissimilar from NASA missions,” Sean Kirkpatrick , director of the Pentagon’s All
domain Anomaly Resolution Office, wrote in a research report co-authored by Abraham Loeb, chairman of Harvard University’s astronomy department.

Sunday, March 12, 2023

The Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies and Project Hessdalen Announce Partnership

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"The SCU is pleased to announce a partnership agreement with Project Hessdalen, the longest continuously running multi-instrumented field research program on UAP."

     The Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies (SCU), a data-driven organization of scientists, academics, and research professionals dedicated to conducting and supporting open scientific research into unidentified anomalous phenomena
(UAP), released the following announcement:

The SCU is pleased to announce a partnership agreement with Project Hessdalen, the longest continuously running multi-instrumented field research program on UAP. This international project, located in Hessdalen Valley, Norway, began in 1983. Our partnership gives Project Hessdalen formal access to SCU’s scientists, engineers, and mathematicians. In turn, the agreement enables SCU instrument developers to gain from Project Hessdalen’s enormous experience in field research of anomalous nocturnal lights and UAP.

Robert Powell, SCU Executive Board Member: “Unidentified aerial phenomena are witnessed on a global scale. Partnering with Project Hessdalen demonstrates the international interest in exploring the science of UAP.”

Richard Hoffman, SCU Executive Board Member: “Since the early 1980s, UAP have made repeatable appearances in Hessdalen, Norway. Erling Strand, one of our SCU Contributing Members, has engaged in long-term instrumented scientific studies of this phenomenon in conjunction with numerous other scientists around the world. The late Dr. J. Allen Hynek, during a visit in 1985, considered Hessdalen a ‘UFO Laboratory’ and was impressed with the phenomenon. SCU and Project Hessdalen share the same scientific interests and goals, namely the scientific study of UAP. We look forward to this partnership.”

Erling Strand, Project Hessdalen Project Manager: “Together, we can learn a lot about UAP on an international scale. Our collaborative efforts with the SCU will hopefully one day lead to greater scientific understanding of anomalous activities.”


SCU promotes and encourages the rigorous scientific examination of UAP, commonly known as Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs). SCU comprises scientists, members of the high tech and defense industries, former military, and other professionals, utilizing scientific principles, methodologies, and practices to advance the study of UAP observed and reported around the globe.

The Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Contributions to SCU are tax-deductible.

Project Hessdalen, named after a small Norwegian valley in the middle of Norway, is dedicated to the scientific understanding and validation of UAP as a real phenomenon. Project Hessdalen was established in 1983 and cooperates with institutions and universities to investigate and understand UAP.

Thursday, March 09, 2023

Carter's White House Wanted NASA To Establish UFO Panel of Inquiry

Title of article, Carter Wants UFO Probe by he Daily Sentinel published on 11-26-1977

“… what NASA should do about a White House request that it establish a UFO panel of inquiry. The panel would take up where the Air Force left off 10 years ago when it closed its UFO investigation, Project Blue Book.”

     The White House, whose chief occupant once spotted a strange glowing blob in the sky, wants the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to look into reopening the government’s probe of unidentified flying objects.

But NASA officials aren't eager to do it without some solid evidence such as a “little green man,” or at least a piece of metal from a UFO.

“We're not anxious to do it because we're not ure what we can do” said Dave Williamson, NASA assistant for special projects. “It's my personal opinion that it’s not wise to do research on something that is not a measurable phenomena. Spending public money for such research is questionable.

“There is no measurable UFO evidence such as a piece of metal, flesh or cloth. We don’t even have any radio signals,” he said. “A photograph is not a measurement...”

“Give me one little green man — not a theory or memory of one — and we can have a multimillion dollar program,” he said. “It's a scientific dilemma. How do you prove something that doesn't exist?”

“It's like the Loch Ness monster revisited. Everyone sees it, but there is no physical evidence,” he aid.

Williamson heads a group of technical experts who will recommend by the end of the year what NASA should do about a White House request that it establish a UFO panel of inquiry. The panel would take up where the Air Force left off 10 years ago when it closed its UFO investigation, Project Blue Book.

Sunday, March 05, 2023

We Have a Real UFO Problem and It’s Not Balloons

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     On a clear, sunny day in April 2014, two F/A-18s took off for an air combat training mission off the coast of Virginia. The jets, part of my Navy fighter squadron, climbed to an altitude of 12,000 and steered towards Warning Area W-72, an exclusive
By Ryan Graves
block of airspace ten miles east of Virginia Beach. All traffic into the training area goes through a single GPS point at a set altitude — almost like a doorway into a massive room where military jets can operate without running into other aircraft. Just at the moment the two jets crossed the threshold, one of the pilots saw a dark gray cube inside of a clear sphere — motionless against the wind, fixed directly at the entry point. The jets, only 100 feet apart, zipped past the object on either side. The pilots had come so dangerously close to something they couldn’t identify that they terminated the training mission immediately and returned to base.

Friday, March 03, 2023

New UFO - UAP Study, 'Sky Canada Project' is Launched in Canada

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CTV News informs us that Canada is following in the footsteps of the United States in that they are launching a new study into the UFO/UAP phenomenon. The project is entitled, “Sky Canada Project” and will be operated by the Office of the Chief Science Advisor of Canada.

     A PowerPoint presentation (obtained by distributed amongst federal agencies including, Transport Canada, the Canadian Space Agency and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police lays out, in detail the ground work for how
Canada will process UFO/UAP reporting. It categorizes the following:
  • Definition and Objectives
  • Clarifications: Sky Canada is Not…
  • Motivation
  • In The Media Recently
  • Recent U.S. Initiatives
  • How Can You Help?
  • Basic Information Needed
  • Timeline

Of note is the stated collaboration with the United States as well as the Canadian government's posture that it can no longer ignore the UFO/UAP phenomenon. Not unlike the U.S., Canada hasn't taken a serious, official look into UFOs for decades. "For 45 years, the Canadian government investigated unidentified flying objects (UFOs). Several of its departments and agencies collected sighting reports of UFOs in Canadian airspace from 1950 to 1995."

See the PowerPoint presentation here.

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Strange Track at NORAD Control Center (1973) – My UFO Experience

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"In winter(?) 1973, I was duty officer at a NORAD control center, Murphy Dome AFS, AK. One of my radar techs pointed out to me a strange track he had picked up. I watched it for a while, deciding how we should classify it or not. It's speed was about 2,100 mph, heading about 150 deg. That's significantly faster than any jet plane we had data on in our aircraft recognition manuals.

We knew nothing about SR-71's. It's possible we had detected one returning from Siberia. However, we had the flight plans (secret) for our spy plane missions and normally watched them leaving and returning. Nothing corresponded to this.

The abnormal appearance of the object's radar "paint" was what I focused on. Our (very primitive) computer could create synthetic tracks and superimpose them onto our radar screens along with the (analog) radar. These tracks could be "flown" from a console in another room. They were used to let us perform simulated intercept missions of our jet fighters vs "Soviet" aircraft . Given foul weather, it was often not possible to meet our training requirements for intercepts using real aircraft.

First, the computer simulated "paints" had a recognizably different appearance from real radar "paints" (imposed by the laws of physics). Second, there were "bugs" in the computer software such that it occasionally spontaneously-generated such tracks, with no one at the console.

This particular track did not look either quite like a real radar "paint" or a typical synthetic track but more like the latter than the former. It designated it a "bug" track with slight misgivings.

The thing about such computer generated tracks is that there are no physical limitations on performance. Such a track could fly at mach 20 and make right angle turns, etc. In sensor systems, you are never looking at raw focal plane, etc., data. You are looking at a computer screen at computer processed data. I would always want to know whether a potential UFO appeared simultaneously on multiple sensors and/or was seen with the human eye. I'm a little suspicious that a Chinese electronic component may have found its way into some of our systems and could be a source of some observed phenomena.

Overall, I'm open to whatever hard evidence might show, but as an astrophysicist and amateur astronomer, I spent a lot of time looking at the sky. This one, probably explained, incident is the only one I've personally experienced in a lifetime.

PS: There were a good number of tactical nukes in AK back then. There were never any tracks focused on these. (Our computer system displayed all the integrated tracks from all the radars in the Alaska NORAD region + part of Canada and Siberia.)

Editor’s note: The text in the report above is unedited and presented as it was received. TUFOC has not independently verified the account.

UFO 'Visits' to U.S. Nuke Sites Disclosed – UFO Chronicle 1975

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"During two weeks in 1975, a string of the nation's supersensitive nuclear missile launch sites and bomber bases were visited by unidentified, low-flying and elusive objects, according to Defense Department reports."

     The sightings, made visually and on radar by air and ground crews and sabotage-alert forces, occurred at installations in Montana, Michigan and Maine, and led to extensive but unsuccessful Air Force attempts to track and detain the objects.

Air Force and Defense Department records variously describe
the objects as helicopters, aircraft, unknown entities and brightly lighted, fast-moving vehicles that hovered over nuclear weapons storage areas and evaded all pursuit efforts.

In several instances, after base security had been penetrated, the Air Force sent fighters and airborne command planes aloft to carry on the unsuccessful pursuit. The records do not indicate if the fighters fired on the intruders.

The documents also give no indication that the airspace incursions provoked much more than local command concern.

But a Nov. 11, 1975, directive from the office of the secretary of the Air Force instructed public information staffers to avoid linking the scattered sightings unless specifically asked.

The Defense Department position, cited in that memo and reiterated yesterday by a departmental spokesman, is that formal investigation of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) ended in 1969 and there were no plans for renewed Air Force investigation.

Yet another Air Force intelligence report indicated extensive interest in a 1976 incident over Iran, when two Iranian Air Force F4 Phantoms were scrambled to encounter a brightly lighted object in the skies near Tehran.

The object was tracked by Iranian ground radar, seen independently by the crew of a commercial airliner and pursued by the F4s, which, according to the report, experienced a breakdown of their electronic communications devices when they neared the object.

The report compiled by American officials, said the electronic weapons system of one of the F4s went dead when its pilot prepared to fire an AIM-9 missile at a smaller object that appeared to roar out from the larger vehicle.

The F4s' electronic equipment reportedly became operative after they veered away from the smaller object, which had returned to the larger light, the report said. Iranians described the larger object, with colored, fast-flashing lights, as the size of a Boeing 707.

The information on the 1975 and 1976 sightings records from the Air Force and the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) was turned over to Ground Saucer Watch (GSW), a Phoenix-based organization that monitors UFO reports.

Sunday, February 26, 2023

AARO Interviews 'UFOs and Nukes' Witnesses

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The Pentagon’s new UAP investigations group takes testimony from US military veterans who encountered UFOs at nuclear weapons sites

     On January 3, 2023, I was contacted by Sean Kirkpatrick, director of the newly-established UAP (UFO) investigations group at the Pentagon—the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO)—that was recently mandated by Congress. An investigator on Capitol Hill, who I will not identify at his request, had read my book, UFOs and Nukes: Extraordinary Encounters at Nuclear Weapons Sites (ad), and brought it to Kirkpatrick’s attention, noting its examination of more than a hundred UFO incursions at nuclear weapons sites during the Cold War era and beyond, as reported by the military veterans who had witnessed the incidents.

Since 1973, I have interviewed 167 of those veterans regarding their experiences. Kirkpatrick asked whether I would be able to contact the individuals with whom I am still in touch, to learn whether they would be willing to testify before AARO staffers. I readily agreed to do so and spent a few days reaching out to them.

A telephone conference was subsequently arranged for January 13th, between Kirkpatrick, two of AARO’s staffers, the Congressional investigator, and myself. I informed the other participants that I had contacted the veterans—mostly former/retired US Air Force personnel—and that eleven had agreed to testify before AARO. At that point, I was asked to prioritize the witnesses, in terms of their importance. Kirkpatrick explained that his group had already been contacted by many other veterans who wished to testify—regarding other types of UFO-related events—and that it would be awhile before AARO could interview all of the eleven I had recommended.

In response, I said that while each of the vets was important, I suggested that Kirkpatrick’s staff first contact former US Air Force ICBM launch officer Bob Salas, who had been on duty during an incident at Malmstrom AFB, Montana, on March 24/25, 1967, when an orange, disc-shaped UFO had briefly hovered over the front gate at the Oscar Flight Launch Control Facility (LCF). The underground Launch Control Center beneath the LCF controlled ten Minuteman-1 missiles.

Seconds after one of Salas’ Security Police guards frantically called down to the launch capsule to report the UFO to him, all ten of the ICBMs dropped offline, one after the other. In other words, they were unlaunchable and it took several hours to repair and retarget them. (Another of my sources, Robert Jamison, had been a missile targeting officer at Malmstrom and had assisted in bringing the Oscar Flight ICBMs back to full functionality. Jamison said that he and his team received a special “UFO briefing” before leaving for the field, instructing them what to do should another UFO appear while they worked.)

Following the incident, Salas and his missile commander, the late Col. Frederick Meiwald, were debriefed by an Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) agent and required to sign national security non-disclosure agreements that stipulated severe penalties and fines should they violate security.

Salas kept his silence until 1996, when he went public in an article, co-written with researcher Jim Klotz. Years later, on September 27, 2010, Salas and I co-sponsored the UFOs and Nukes press conference in Washington D.C., which was live-streamed by CNN. At that event, he and six other US Air Force veterans who I had interviewed over the years described their involvement in nuclear weapons-related UFO incidents. Their disclosures received extensive, worldwide media coverage.

The second former USAF officer who I recommended to AARO as a high-priority interviewee was Dr. Bob Jacobs, who was involved in an amazing incident at Vandenberg AFB, California, in September 1964. Jacobs had been the photographic instrumentation officer-in-charge of a telescopic camera team tasked with filming missile test launches at the base. To achieve a side-view perspective of events, the telescope site was actually located roughly a hundred miles northwest of VAFB, up the California coast, on a hilltop at Big Sur.

During one such launch, on September 15th, the film crew inadvertently captured a UFO on film, as it approached and circled the missile’s separated dummy nuclear warhead, which was flying downrange over the Pacific Ocean. Suddenly, the UFO—a domed-disc—directed four bright beams of light at the warhead. Seconds after being struck by them, the warhead began tumbling and quickly fell out of sub-orbit hundreds of miles short of its target.

The film of the astonishing incident was soon viewed by Vandenberg’s photo-interpretation officer, Major Florenze J. Mansmann, Lieutenant Jacobs, and two CIA officers who confiscated it and classified the incident Top Secret. Jacobs finally revealed the event in a magazine article in 1982, after which he received numerous anonymous death threats over the telephone. (Skeptics, using demonstrably inaccurate information, have unsuccessfully attempted to debunk this case. The authoritative, documented summary of it appears in my book.)

Anyway, Jacobs testified about the incident to an AARO staffer on February 10, 2023; Salas testified about his 1967 experience at Malmstrom AFB on February 15th.

I have been lecturing about the UFO-Nukes Connection at American colleges and universities since 1981. My opinion is that all of humankind needs know about what has been occurring at the ICBM sites, in both the US and the USSR/Russia, for decades. Those who operate the UFOs may be dropping a “heavy hint” to the nuclear powers to get rid of their nukes. If so, does any government justifiably have the right to suppress the facts indefinitely?

Since 2017, Luis Elizondo, the former director of the Pentagon’s earlier UFO investigations group, the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), has repeatedly, publicly referred to UFO/UAP activity at nuclear sites during television and newspaper interviews and podcasts. In one, he said that his Pentagon group had utilized UFOs and Nukes as a resource, and that I had done “a fantastic job” researching the subject.

Additionally, AATIP’s scientific consultant, Dr. Hal Puthoff, has also confirmed in interviews a longstanding and widespread pattern of UFO activity at nuclear sites, as has former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Christopher Mellon.

Moreover, the late US Senator Harry Reid, who had secretly secured funding for AATIP, also publicly discussed the UFO-nukes link during interviews. According to journalist George Knapp, Reid had read my book and was stunned by the testimony of the veterans contained in it. (He no doubt had his own military sources as well). Reid, Elizondo, Mellon and Puthoff became Disclosure advocates in recent years, believing that the US government should be more candid with the American public on the topic of UFOs.

Hopefully, the rest of the veterans who I recommended to AARO will be interviewed soon and, more importantly, their testimony regarding the reality and obvious importance of UFO incursions at nuclear weapons sites will be brought to the attention of Congress.


See Also:

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My Evidence: The Account of Minute-Man Missiles Being Disabled, While UFOs Hovered Over The Launch Facilities
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The Echo Flight ICBM Incident: Retired USAF Officer Confirms Receiving A UFO Report Just as the Missiles Failed

Did UFOs Cause the Shutdown of ICBMs at Malmstrom AFB, in March 1967?

The Echo/Oscar Witch Hunt

UFOs Did Shutdown Minuteman Missiles at Echo Flight . . .

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

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

Malmstrom Air Force Base Picks Up UFO on Radar; "Sabotage Alert Team Located Another UFO Directly Over The Base"

UFO Lands Near Minuteman Missile Base; Affects Radio Transmissions - Defensive Measures Taken!

UFO Sightings at ICBM Sites and Nuclear Weapons Storage Areas

Air Force Staff Message: Malmstrom AFB Receives Multiple Reports of UFOs in The Great Falls, Montana Area

UFOS & NUKES | U.S. Air Force Fighters Chased UFOs at Malmstrom AFB in the 1960s and ‘70s

Whatever It Is The Air Force Must-Hunt For The Flying Saucer

UFOs & NUKES | Missile Shut Down at Malmstrom Confirmed By (Civilian) Veteran of Minuteman Program

UFOs & NUKES | UFOs Have Penetrated Restricted Air Space Over Nuclear Missile Sites; Jammed Vital Electronic Equipment & Eluded Fighter Aircraft


Thursday, February 23, 2023

Will the Real UFO Please Stand Up?

Artwork presented at www.theufochronicles, by Bob Barrow for his article, Will the Real UFO Please Stand Up

"Obfuscation is a handy word for so many occasions. Like, take this Chinese balloon business. Does anybody believe these incidents will foster more government openness about UFO encounters which remain unidentified?"

     Obfuscation is a handy word for so many occasions. Like, take this Chinese balloon business. Does anybody believe these incidents will foster more government openness about UFO encounters which remain unidentified? Just as Dr. J. Allen Hynek said science is not always what scientists do, those who impart public information don't always peddle the essentials to their worthy audience. Tapping the fountain of confusion to satisfy or negate public interest often seems the rule (hello "Twitter files"), and now that China's and/or whomever's flying bats from hell are an issue, transparency about extraordinarily
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By Robert Barrow
The UFO Chronicles
strange things that fly or cruise underwater in ways that defy known logical principles may be further jeopardized.

While some researchers who routinely follow the story of the UFO now find themselves wrapped up in questions of what's Chinese, what's not Chinese and what are truly unknown objects above, I've been delighted by the media's clownish attempts not to call a UFO a UFO. While great care has been taken by most to reference The Sky Object Of The Day as an "unidentified object" sans the word "flying" for some reason, others such as Fox News have indeed stumbled into the forbidden semantic gruesome threesome territory and called at least one of the things an (1) unidentified (2) flying (3) object with no word holds barred. Other enterprising news sources have been bold enough to substitute two different words while keeping one, thereby coming up with a "high altitude object."

The word "flying" too closely designates performance under intelligent control, and excluding a word that removes the very concept of animation by intent keeps the entire topic in safer realms to keep media, military and especially the White House satisfied, depending upon the occasion. Besides, nobody in the newsroom or at the Pentagon press desk wants to be inundated with phone calls and e-mails simply because somebody reported shooting down what they call a UFO.

Ongoing spy balloon/object escapades have captivated a drooling mainstream media which usually can't give a rat's for more than a day about incredibly bizarre things soaring through our air space, outwitting both humans and our silly instrumentation. UFO stories for the most part involve a wink, a nod and a sentence or two, and then it's on to the latest outrageous comment uttered by the celebrity of the day.

In the middle of all this comes a little radar blip over Montana, thought to be nothing of interest. A "false" reading, they mutter. We suppose. Then we are informed of a cylinder shape and an octagon shape, topped off with an intriguing comment about a jet fighter describing instrument problems during a close approach to, as the late commentator Paul Harvey might have said, a "what'sit."

One is indeed reminded of the "Twitter files," and among the, what do they call them. . .oh, yeah. . .among conspiracy theorists you might almost believe that some White House or Pentagon contact was urging the media NOT to use those three little words in unison. (1) I (2) love (3) you is fine, but none of this (1) unidentified (2) flying (3) object blather. Why three words when just two will do the job? Pentagon personnel do not need the additional abuse while dealing (away) with the balloon stuff -- particularly when President Biden has already annoyed Congress by letting damned object number one traverse the nation in an apparently aeronautical spy's paradise without swift consequence.

The more attention placed upon the air above us, the more people will pay attention to what shouldn't be there, and what shouldn't be there often comes down to the three-word phrase that isn't "I love you." When, with or without a crowbar, the mainstream media can be forced to look up, up and way up, the curious among us tend to re-focus upon the naked fact that, despite all the recent UFO attention and congressional action, we American serfs, oops, I mean we Americans are still waiting for answers about things other than Chinese balloons and mysterious floaters likely manufactured on Earth by humans. The trick is in force-feeding the subject, making it impervious to disappearing from public view. But as they say on the street, hackneyed phrase though it is, good luck with that.

(Update: Days later, a growing number of media sources have suddenly become comfy using all three words together (Say it! Say it!), and so far nobody's laptop has burst into flames as a consequence.)

Saturday, February 18, 2023

U.S. Calls Off Search for UFOs It Shot Down

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The end of the search for objects downed over Alaska and Lake Huron raises the possibility that the devices will never be collected and analyzed.

     The United States on Friday called off the search for two of the unidentified flying objects that the military shot out of the sky this month, raising the possibility that the devices will never be collected and analyzed, according to a U.S. military official.