Friday, September 21, 2018

Soldiers Were Attacked By UFO, Suffer Ill Effects During Korean War

Soldiers Fire On UFO, Suffer Ill Effects During Korean War
Theories range from high-tech Soviet death rays to extraterrestrials studying human combat to combat-stress-induced hallucinations.
     In May 1951, one year into the Korean War, PFC Francis P. Wall and his regiment found themselves stationed near Chorwon, about 60 miles north of Seoul. As they were preparing to bombard a nearby village with artillery, all of a
By Natasha Frost
sudden, the soldiers saw a strange sight up in the hills—like “a jack-o-lantern come wafting down across the mountain.”

What happened after—the pulsing, “attacking” light, the lingering debilitating symptoms—would mystify many for decades to come.


... And whereas at first, it had glowed orange, now it was a pulsating blue-green brilliant light. He asked his company commander for permission to fire at the object with armor-piercing bullets from an M-I rifle. As the bullets hit the body of the craft, he recalled, they made a metallic “ding.”

Thursday, September 20, 2018

UFO Hunting in the Photoshop Age

Creating Hoax UFO Photos

     Advances in photo and video editing technology have enabled fake news, birthed viral hoaxes and even empowered corrupt governments. But they’ve also had a less publicized consequence: complicating mankind’s search for extraterrestrial
life. This week on Decrypted, Bloomberg Technology’s Austin Weinstein and Pia Gadkari examine the recent boom in UFO sightings -- and how they’ve become more convincing than ever. This is part of a special season of Decrypted, where we examine the unintended consequences of modern technology.

Social Stigma About Unexplained Phenomena

Social Stigma About Unexplained Phenomena

     Like most other biological systems on this planet, humans are largely motivated by self-preservation and conflict avoidance.

As a species, we tend to avoid associating ourselves with anything that will isolate us from the larger group or make us sound strange, or that might draw negative attention from our peers.
Luis Elizondo
By Luis Elizondo

There has been similar social stigma in recent decades around the topic of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAPs), or UFOs — a topic that has been relegated to conspiracy theorists, B-Movie villains, and the weird uncle no one wants to talk to anymore. As was the case with other topics that hold stigma, many people would rather look the other way than be associated with what’s been labeled “crazy,” or “fringe.”

When I was assigned Director of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), my colleagues and I experienced enough to know with absolute certainty that UAPs exist. Furthermore, they don’t seem to care if whether or not we believe in them and they are here with or without our permission.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Del Rio UFO Crash Confirmed By Dr Davis?

Dr. Davis Confirms Del Rio UFO Crash?

     A couple of weeks ago we were all told, alerted to the fact really, that the Del Rio UFO crash of the mid-1950s had been validated. New information had been mentioned to George Knapp during his hosting duties on Coast-to-Coast. Dr. Eric Davis had made the comment.

But what did he actually say?

Knapp, during their discussion, said, “That makes it sound like there is something to analyze or reverse engineer.”

By Kevin Randle
A Different Perspective

Dr. Eric Davis
Dr. Eric Davis
Then, according to the radio program, and a brief transcript offered at a number of UFO related websites, Davis said, “Yeah, they’ve got…I would say…you know…If you’re going to throw your bets on Roswell, your bet’s really good. Del Rio, Texas, that was a 1950s case, that was another one, and the other ones I won’t bring up because those are still classified.”

That was the extent of what he said about the Del Rio crash. He added, “But um… and they have not been investigated to my knowledge, I’m sorry, they have not been REVEALED or PUBLISHED to my knowledge. So without knowing that that’s the case I won’t talk about it any further, but we have crash retrievals and they’ve been analyzed and unfortunately our laboratory diagnostic technologies and our materials sciences and the understanding of physics that we had were not advanced enough to be able to make heads or tails of what it is, of what they had their hands on.”

And that is it.

If he knew more about the case, or had communicated more about to anyone, I wanted to know because I had come to believe that the Del Rio crash never happened. Too much of the information had radically changed over the years in a way that suggested the tale was untrue. But, in UFO research, you are required to take a look at anything that seems to be new and that provides, well, a different perspective.

The first question is: What do we know about Dr. Davis?

According to his biography published around the Internet, we learn that he has a Ph.D. and “is the Chief Science Officer of EarthTech Int’l, Inc. and the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin. Dr. Davis’ research specializations include breakthrough propulsion physics for interstellar flight, interstellar flight science, beamed energy propulsion, advanced space nuclear power and propulsion, directed energy weapons, future and transformational technology, general relativity theory, quantum field theory, quantum gravity theories, experimental quantum optics, and SETI-xenoarchaeology.”
So, the next step is to take a look at this EarthTech Int’l website. There we learn more about his background. According to the website he is also described as:
Dr. Davis’ research activities include megawatt-class laser propulsion physics, systems design and performance metrics, and mission applications for the U.S. Air Force laser Lightcraft program; quantum optics tomography experiments to measure negative vacuum energy; studies on the multilayered quantum vacuum structure and its applications; general relativistic time machines and causality, superluminal photons in curved spacetime, gravastars and black holes, and quantum entanglement/teleportation and nonlocality; studies on traversable wormhole and warp drive spacetimes for faster-than-light propulsion; and feasibility studies on laser inertial confinement, inertial electrostatic confinement, Z-pinch, and dense plasma focus fusion concepts for space propulsion.

Dr. Davis serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Early Universe, Cosmology and Strings Group at the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research at Baylor University in Waco, TX. He earned his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Arizona in 1991.
Dr. Davis is a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, Directed Energy Professional Society, SPIE, American Astronomical Society, and Association of Former Intelligence Officers.
That sounds pretty impressive. He has also written a number of peer reviewed papers and published a long list of other articles. So, the next thing to do is look at the organization for which he works. There we learn:
The Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin was founded in 1985 by Harold Puthoff, PhD, and later incorporated under EarthTech International, Inc., in 1991 as an innovative research facility with a high‐powered creative staff dedicated to exploring the forefront reaches of science and engineering. Our research interests include theories of spacetime, gravity and cosmology; studies of the quantum vacuum; modifications of standard theories of electrodynamics; interstellar flight science; and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, specifically as these topics may apply to developing innovative space propulsion and sources of energy. We strive to translate these ideas into laboratory experiments.
I guess the point here is that he doesn’t sound like your typical UFO guy. His credentials seem to be solid and his work seems to be advanced. That just brings us back to his comment about Del Rio. Is there more to that?

Everything that I can find suggests he just made the one comment on Coast-to-Coast. George Knapp couldn’t tell me anything more but did mention that Davis had said he was getting a lot of emails after his appearance on the show. That was not much help.

CAP Major Robert Willingham
CAP Major Robert
Ruben Uriarte, who was delighted with the endorsement of the Del Rio crash, didn’t know anything more about it either. He thought it would be great to obtain additional documents from the Mexican government or the US military about the crash. That, of course, presupposes that there are documents from either of those sources, which Davis seemed to imply but I have no information that this is accurate.

I did attempt to learn more from Davis, but my emails to him went unanswered. I, as did so many others, wanted to know what additional information he could supply. Without anything, we are left with only the original source of the tale, Robert Willingham, who claimed to have been an Air Force officer, a fighter pilot, and the one who had seen the crashed craft in Del Rio. The problem is, Willingham was none of those things, and rather than repeat all the information here, I’ll just suggest you take a look on what I found several years ago. You can read it here:

Or, if you are interested, I published a list of the various articles about Willingham which also covers some of the other problems with his tales here:

That first article will let you sort through quite a bit of information about the Del Rio crash in all its various incarnations and the ever-shifting date as supplied by Willingham. For those of us who actually served in a combat environment, who were actually military pilots, the whole Willingham tale is an insult.

The problem for me is if Dr. Davis has no additional information and was relying on the statements made by Willingham, then that calls some of his other comments into question. The Del Rio crash can be traced only to Willingham and there is no corroboration for it. That’s why I was surprised that Davis had mentioned it specifically.

I have emailed Davis again, asking for any sort of corroboration of this crash tale. I suspect I won’t learn much more because there isn’t any more to learn. Willingham invented the tale in 1968, claimed it happened in 1948, later claimed it happened in 1950 and finally said it happened in the mid-1950s. He wasn’t a colonel and he wasn’t a fighter pilot. With that, Willingham inadvertently takes some of Davis’s credibility with him.

And that is what so frequently happens in UFO research.

Solar Observatory Shut Down: Did Researchers Spot Extraterrestrials?

National Solar Observatory - New Mexico
The National Solar Observatory in Sunspot, N.M. The facility has been closed since it was evacuated on Sept. 6. In a state known for secretive military testing and a suspected UFO crash, the incident has spawned a great deal of speculation.
A solar observatory in New Mexico is evacuated for
a week and the FBI is investigating. No one will say why.
     SUNSPOT, N.M. — At a small solar observatory tucked away in the woods of a national forest here, scientists and other personnel were commanded last week to leave at once. A week later, the facility remains vacant, and no one is willing to say why.
By Robert Moore & Matt Zapotosky
The Washington Post

The mysterious and lengthy evacuation, in a state known for secretive military testing and a suspected UFO crash, has spawned a wealth of speculation.

Did the researchers spot something extraterrestrial? ...

Mysterious Evacuation Of Solar Observatory ... Espionage?

National Solar Observatory - New Mexico
The bizarre incident has spurred outlandish theories, but based on what we know and the location, there are more plausible explanations.
     A bizarre, unexplained situation has unfolded in and around the tiny enclave of Sunspot, New Mexico. A week after U.S. federal government officials ordered the evacuation of the National Solar Observatory facility there, as well as a nearby post office, the first site remains closed due to a “security issue” and no one can or will say what it is.
By Tyler Rogoway and Joseph Trevithick
The Drive

Members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and potentially other federal government agencies, arrived in Sunspot on or about Sept. 7, 2018, at which point they ordered everyone out of the National Solar Observatory site, which is technically at Sacramento Peak, situated above the tiny town. They also told the clerk in the Sunsport Post Office to evacuate.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Flying Saucers From Beyond the Earth: A UFO Researcher’s Odyssey | A REVIEW

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Flying Saucers From Beyond the Earth: A UFO Researcher’s Odyssey

Those Times, They Were Electric

     For 15 years during the turbulent 1960s and 1970s, Gordon Lore waded hip-deep through the UFO controversy, serving both as an intimately involved official of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP), then the USA's foremost Washington, D.C. UFO lobbying organization, and as a dedicated UFO researcher and writer who had already turned out a couple of major publications by the end of the sixties (co-author of Mysteries of the Skies: UFOs in Perspective, and writer of Strange Effects from UFOs, the latter a NICAP release).
Robert Barrow
By Robert Barrow
The UFO Chronicles

I was an inveterate NICAP member before and during Gordon Lore's years with the organization, though at some point I undertook an Air Force enlistment and lost touch with so much, but nevertheless continued to follow and occasionally contribute in a small way to his work later on, when he published an outstanding periodical for a few years entitled the UFO Research Newsletter. Word has it, by the way, thankfully, that scans of the periodical may soon be available online, thanks to the work of some dedicated UFO researchers who know historical gold when they see it.

As I mentioned a few days ago, I no longer review UFO-related books, but this one will be of such important historical significance -- recalling an era when incredible international UFO incidents, reported with bold newspaper and magazine headlines, were topped off with congressional hearings and government actions, told plainly by an insider who was there for it all -- that it must be required reading for anybody seriously interested in the historical and social progression of the UFO phenomenon.

And now a disclaimer: I have not yet seen the book. The author, whom I only reconnected with a few days ago, and haven't been in contact with since cessation of his UFO Research Newsletter in the seventies, tells me that I am mentioned in the book regarding my own inquiry into various UFO reports. As a blogger, this puts me in a rather awkward position, because if I rave about the book the reader might interpret my praise as a payoff.

That said, and ignoring inclusion of my name, whatever it concerns, I can assure the reader that I would recommend Gordon Lore's book under any circumstances because he WAS a member of the inner sanctum of private UFO research in the 60s-70s era, golden all the more due to his link with NICAP.

Knowing what I remember of his work and concern for documentation, and his relationship with UFO notables such as the late Dr. James McDonald and Maj. Donald E. Keyhoe, I harbor every confidence that Lore will hold readers spellbound with revelations from the past -- hopefully including tidbits about alleged covert CIA connections to NICAP in its heyday, when we members on the outside had not a clue that government operative(s) actively worked to observe and perhaps influence NICAP using its most intimate functions.

Perhaps the most compelling thing about NICAP in its later years is the effect the emergence of UFO abduction cases -- specifically, at first, the Barney and Betty Hill incident -- forced upon the organization. Content for most of its early years to fight presumed Air Force UFO information censorship over evidence and eyewitness reports pointing to intelligently controlled craft of an extraterrestrial origin, NICAP had to swallow hard and reconsider what, to that point, had involved silly "contactee" stories essentially of earthling-spaceman encounters with denizens of Venus, Mars, etc. Suddenly, officials weren't dealing simply with the possibility of somebody else's spacecraft in the skies. Now there were jaw-dropping accounts of UFO occupants interacting with humans on the ground, something other UFO organizations had dealt with regularly, but that the generally conservative NICAP had been loath to consider. As a slow succession of "quality" UFO abduction events came to light, however, NICAP officials began featuring details in its membership periodical, the UFO Investigator. I expect Lore will explore this aspect but, again, I have not seen the book.

My readers already know about the link I posted here years ago (see the link list) to, the official site showcasing the defunct NICAP's history. Gordon Lore's personal disclosures will complement the site nicely, and from what I've already seen of pre-publication reviews by prominent figures in the UFO research and publishing fields, this book should be a winner belonging in every library of worthy UFO books.

Published by BearManor Media, October 1 release date; available through, Amazon, Barnes & Noble or the author himself (for autographed copies, contact the author directly at or phone him at 661-255-7155; his web site is Listed at $39.95 (hardcover), postage extra.

Mysterious Light Flashes Are Coming from Deep Space

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sterious Light Flashes Are Coming from Deep Space,
Last year's mysterious outburst of deep-space light flashes was even more frenzied than previously thought, a new study reports.
     On Aug. 26, 2017, astronomers with the Breakthrough Listen project — a $100 million effort to hunt for signs of intelligent alien life — spotted 21 repeating light pulses called fast radio bursts (FRBs) emanating from the dwarf galaxy FRB 121102 within the span of 1 hour.
Mike Wall

Some scientists think FRBs come from fast-rotating neutron stars, but their source has not been nailed down. And that explains Breakthrough Listen's interest: It's possible that the bursts are produced by intelligent extraterrestrials, perhaps to blast space-sailing craft through the cosmos at incredible speeds, some folks have speculated.

'Oblate Spheroid Space Ships' From Older Planets, Says 'Teleportation' Expert | UFO CHRONICLE – 1947

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'Oblate Spheroid Space Ships' From Older Planets, Says 'Teleportation' Expert - The Cincinnati Enquirer 7-4-1947
Ole J. Sneide, said ... those flying discs were "oblate spheroid space ships from the older planets."
     "Usually they travel in outer space with speeds approximating that of light by use of anti-gravity devices and hyperspace. In our space they travel much slower, and of course, become visible either by intent or by accident, for in their travels they use the invisibility screen," he said.
By The Cincinnati Enquirer

Monday, September 10, 2018

Mysterious, Large Orb Appears, Prompting UFO Reports | VIDEO

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Mysterious, Large Orb Appears Prompting UFO  Reports (2) 9-6-18

     Houston Toronto, we have a problem.

The city’s skies lit up Thursday evening with what appeared to be a fireball-shaped object hovering in the night sky.
By Ainsley Smith

The mysterious, large ball appeared before midnight, prompting reports of UFO sightings in Pickering and Scarborough.

The strange glowing orb flickering in the eastern sky caused quite a stir on social media, with numerous Twitter users sharing photos and videos of the unidentified object, which one user said just hovered in the sky instead of moving or disappearing.