Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The Pentagon’s UFO Research Project, and Its Incremental Migrations into the Public Mainstream

The Pentagon’s UFO Research Project, and Its Incremental Migrations into the Public Mainstream

The hand remains hidden

     The latest insights into a 14-year-old UFO incident “prepared by and for the military,” according to KLAS-TV investigative reporter George Knapp, read like the dry first chapter on the beginning of a new era. That’s probably wishful thinking from a malcontent exhausted by the predictability of despair. On the other hand, a mere glimmer of an alternative future is worth a little applause. Or at least a Mexican dog dance.
Billy Cox
BY Billy Coxx
De Void
5-24-18

Count ‘em: 13 single-spaced pages of a wonkishly detailed narrative about what happened during an unscheduled military rendezvous with a cosmic hot rod off the coast of southern California in November 2004. Included is an itemized rundown of every feature of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG-11), as well as profiles of tracking hardware wired for astonishing capabilities. (The AN/SPY-1 phased array radar system, for instance, can scan for more than 100 targets simultaneously and, as Knapp put it last Friday, is “capable of detecting a golf ball at 100 miles.”) And nothing sounds more official than the clutter of arcane acronyms, none more significant than AAV – Anomalous Aerial Vehicle.

This “Executive Summary,” which Knapp said was compiled in 2009, revisits the mystery that CSG-11 found itself confronting over a six-day period five years earlier when AAVs, UFOs, UCTs, UAP, EFOs or whatever we’re calling them these days decided to introduce the U.S. Navy to its limitations. In three separate incidents, the AAV easily outpaced/outmaneuvered the fleet’s attempts to make the intruder’s license plate. “Given its ability to operate unchallenged in close vicinity to the CSG,” concluded the summary, “it demonstrated the potential to conduct undetected reconnaissance, leaving the CSG with a limited ability to detect, track, and/or engage the AAV.”

The centerpiece of the encounter, as we all know now, is the so-called Tic-Tac video, showcased to great effect in December by the New York Times. Approximately 46 feet long, the breath mint-shaped UFO effectively evaded every approach by carrier fighters, eluded radar, showed evidence of invisibility cloaking, reversed course at a bone-sloshing angle, and plummeted within “a matter of seconds” the height of two Mount Everests stacked atop each other. Navy pilots got halfway decent glimpses of Tic-Tac only after it appeared to slow down to let them catch up. Also: Tic Tac and/or something associated with it churned the otherwise glassy ocean surface below into what looked like water displacement. Then it beat our warplanes back to their original vector point.

Tyler Rogoway, the War Zone defense industry reporter who has raised the bar in this field over the past couple of months with stellar FOIA work on two recent U.S. incidents, is unambiguously impressed with the quality of the witnesses and the overall level of detail in the accounting.

“Regardless if you think the AATIP program was totally legit or some type of elaborate misinformation mechanism dreamed up in the darkest corners of the defense-industrial complex,” Rogoway wrote on Tuesday, “during that week in November of 2004, something totally strange did indeed occur. And it didn’t just happen in a blink of an eye, it happened over days, with the object in question being examined by a multitude of the U.S. Navy’s front-line sensors as well as by the human eye of one of the best-trained and reliable observers one can imagine.”

A worthy debate over the provenance of the documents is ongoing. Between now and whenever the authenticity issue is resolved, the military’s characterization of the intruder(s) – “no known aircraft or air vehicle currently in the inventory of the United States or any other foreign nation,” “advanced aerodynamic performance,” “advanced propulsion capability,” and “possibly … a highly advanced capability to operate undersea completely undetectable by our most advanced sensors” – is making an implicit but revolutionary concession: not only can’t we compete with Tic Tac, the thing appears to be mocking our illusions of absolute control.

Meanwhile, conversations generated by the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, unmasked by the Times late last year as the Pentagon’s erstwhile UFO research project, continue their incremental migrations into the public mainstream.

Last month, Politico celebrated the addition of space news coverage by sponsoring a bipartisan discussion joined by Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA), Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL), and Mary Lynne Dittmar, advisor to Donald Trump’s space policy council on behalf of the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration. In a pleasantly surprising move, the Politico moderator asked them to weigh in on the recent UFO dustup. Both pols advocated for hearings before the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. “Look,” Bera added, “if you want to boost our C-Span ratings, a lot of people would be really interested.”

Gee. Wonder why nobody ever thought of that before? Maybe it’s time to trot out of some of 2016’s greatest disappointments and ask once again: Could The Great Taboo become a campaign issue? Raise your hand if you thought three years ago that Trump could ever get elected president. And what role does the veracity of these Tic Tac documents play in moving forward? After all, they are, ahem, devoid of government imprimatur or release dates. There are no signatures or code numbers to tell us where this buck stops. And those familiar with the secret sharers are playing it close.

Leslie Kean, co-author of The Times piece, says her team reviewed the documents last October, and the accounting was essential to convincing them to pursue the AATIP story. “We … were given them by confidential sources who provided them to us under the agreement that they were for us only and not for public release,” she states. “We don’t release documents provided in this way.”

Mr. Knapp isn’t spilling the beans, either. “The report has never been ‘released’ in a formal sense,” he writes in an email. “I can’t say how anyone else got a copy, but mine was leaked, as opposed to being released. I obtained it— along with other materials– back in March. My plan all along was to write a couple of news stories to air in May, which allowed me enough time to verify the contents and also to put together a few news reports to air on KLAS. My primary audience is the viewing public of Las Vegas, not the UFO community.”

So what’s going on backstage? Whoever is controlling this material appears deeply conflicted. Or maybe there’s a fissure in the bureaucracy, or whatever passes for containment walls these days. Given the halting, piecemeal release of documents and videos, which might’ve packed an even bigger wallop were they all bundled together in December, it’s pretty clear that that no one is really in full command of this storyline, at least not yet. And in these fact-challenged times, maybe that’s not an entirely bad thing.

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     Even though the 2004 encounter between an unidentified flying object nicknamed the 'Tic Tac' and U.S. Navy Hornets made headline news last Winter via its associated with a
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secretive Pentagon program to investigate UFO encounters, and possibly much more, the story had been talked about in detail among military aviation circles for years. But now we have an official report that came out of the aforementioned Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program (AATIP) that makes a number of conclusions based on its findings. Above all else, it offers far more granular detail about the now historic incident than what had previously been released.

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Trump Calls on Pentagon to Create Military Space Force

Trump Calls on Pentagon to Create Military Space Force

"We are going to have the Space Force."

     President Trump today announced that he is directing the Department of Defense to create a sixth branch of the military: the Space Force.
By Jay Bennett
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"I am hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a Space Force as the sixth branch of the armed forces," Trump said during a meeting of the National Space Council in Washington D.C.

Monday, June 18, 2018

A New Roswell Solution?

A New Roswell Solution

      Well, we have a new solution to the Roswell case. No, it’s not a weather balloon as the Army Air Forces claimed in 1947 and no, it’s not a Project Mogul balloon that many skeptics and the Air Force have claimed, starting with Robert Todd in the early 1990s (or late 1980s) but something called a satelloon. This was, is, a huge polyethylene balloon that had been covered with a thin layer of aluminum to enhance the reflective properties and create a passive communications satellite or something like that.
Kevin Randle
By Kevin Randle
A Different Perspective
6-14-18

Dr. Bob W. Gross appeared this last week (June 12) on Martin Willis’ show, UFO Live. Gross, who had lived in New Mexico from 2001 to 2010 and who traveled all over the state, thought that he had the solution to the Roswell case. Naturally, I was skeptical. You can listen here (Roswell begins in the second hour).

And you can read more about his theories here:


Here’s the problem as I see it. Gross has cherry-picked his evidence to bolster his theory. He talked of the debris field and the metallic residue that had been collected there. These were fragments of one of these aluminumized balloons that had exploded and rained down the debris or so he claimed. Apparently, they can explode. See The Odyssey of Project Echo.

But the problem is that he has ignored the other debris found there as described to me by Bill Brazel. Brazel said:
There was only three items involved. Something on the order of balsa wood and something on the order of heavy gauge monofilament fishing line and a little piece of… it wasn’t really aluminum foil and it wasn’t really lead foil but it was on that order…
Bill Brazel
Photo copyright by Kevin Randle.
While the piece of aluminum-like material could have been the remains of one of these satelloons, the other two pieces were not. According to Brazel, you could shine a light in one end and have it come out the other, or, in other words, he was talking about fiber optics. And the balsa like material was so strong that he couldn’t get a shaving using his pocket knife.

Gross also said that these satelloons took on a disk shape, at least the early versions did and that some of them were tested in New Mexico, hidden in the Mogul arrays. In my many communications with Charles Moore, among others, nothing like that was ever mentioned, and I suspect that if the Air Force could have connected these two events together, they would have done so.

Charles Moore
Photo copyright by Kevin Randle.
The real problem with this theory is that I can find nothing to support the idea that the testing was going on in New Mexico in 1947. In fact, there is quite the history available on the topic and the research around it. You can find more about all this and Project Echo satelloons here.

And the history of these “Giant Spheres” here:


And here:



While I can find nothing that suggests any of this was going on in 1947, Gross alluded to witnesses and documents that could do that. If true, then he might have something. However, it is difficult to ignore the information about the debris provided by Brazel and Jesse Marcel, Sr., and several others who handled it in 1947, which doesn’t fit with his descriptions.

And, while Gross said that he found no testimony of anyone seeing the flying saucer crash, there are those who reported seeing a more intact structure, not on the debris field, but on a secondary site some distance away. That testimony seems to have escaped his research.


No, the problem is that all the information that I have been able to find does not put any of these strange balloons in New Mexico in 1947. Unless he can do that, this falls into the same category of the anthropomorphic dummies that Captain James McAndrew used in his attempt to explain the bodies reported by some of the witnesses. The timing is just flat wrong. If the dummies weren’t being dropped in 1947 and the satelloons weren’t being tested in 1947, then the explanations fail at that point. We must wait, however, for Gross to provide the additional documentation and witnesses that he claims to have before providing a final analysis. That will be coming in his book.

FADED GIANT: 1967 Oscar Flight UFO Incident – Robert Salas | INTERVIEW

FADED GIANT: 1967 Oscar Flight UFO Incident – Robert Salas


 Faded Giant is a military term used for event involving a nuclear reactor or radiological accident. It is also the title of Robert Salas’ book which explores UFO incident when Minuteman I
By OmniTalk Radio
6-17-18
missiles of Oscar Flight, assigned to Malmstrom AFB MT, were disabled. On March 24, 1967 on-site security guards reported a large UFO which hovered above the front gate to the Oscar Launch Control Facility. Captain Robert Salas (then First Lieutenant) was the Deputy Crew Commander on duty during that incident. Mr. Salas visited Cork on October 5, 2017 where I arranged a meeting with him. After I briefed him about current releases in relation to the UFO incidents of 172 Aviation Regiment (Yugoslav Air Force) from January 1975, he was kind enough to grant me 1-hour interview. We discussed his direct involvement in the Oscar Flight incident, overall implications, and his broad views about the phenomena. It was an honor to speak with Mr. Salas last October and our discussion is now finally available in public domain.

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Integratron

     Are we witnessing a renewal of interest in unidentified flying objects? Recent revelations about a secret Defense Department project for studying UFOs continue to draw media attention, while reports of unusual aircraft sightings show up regularly in the news.
By Greg Eghigian
airspacemag.com
6-14-18

Not quite as common these days, however, are stories of individuals claiming to have had contact with extraterrestrials. In his new documentary, Calling All Earthlings, filmmaker Jonathan Berman takes a look back at one of the most famous of these “contactees,” George Van Tassel. The film captures an aspect of UFO belief that often escapes skeptical outsiders—that it wasn’t so much anxiety about alien visitors as enthusiasm and hope that attracted believers to the idea of extraterrestrial contact.

Trucker Shoots at UFO

Trucker Shoots at UFO

Argentina: Operación NOA - The Infiernillo Lights

     The wilderness of El Infiernillo is among the twelve most mentioned places where UFO event play out regularly. It is located in Northwestern Tucumán at 3042 meters above sea level in the midst of the Valles Calchaquíes on Route No. 307,
By Luis Burgos
Inexplicata
6-11-18
linking the provinces of Salta and Tucumán. The case histories have repeated with the same likeness and behavior: Lights that issue from the mountains, some of them pursuing vehicles, others that land in the middle of the road, etc. The question is the same that we ask about the other eleven similar sites in Argentina. What is there in that region that is so attractive to them? For the time, all we have are hypotheses. Let's examine some of the best-known cases of their time:
On the night of November 4 1962, Pier Livio Quaia, a trucker, was driving along the Salta-Tucuman route and paused when he noticed an oval-shaped object in the middle of the road. It measured some 12 meters in diameter and was red, white and green in color and surrounded by windows. The object flew over his truck, causing it to shudder, and making a strong whistling sound. The trucker fired shots at the object.

In early November 1962, young José Torramorel and Hernán Caverlotti were riding in a motorcycle along the route that links both provinces. In the vicinity of El Infiernillo, an incandescent, spherical object measuring some twenty meters in diameter landed at the same time the motorbike pulled to a halt. Two other cars also slowed down in the vicinity. Another similar object touched down on a hillside. After a while both devices lifted off and the bikers ascertained that their machine was unusable and that they now sported burn marks on their arms.

On August 10, 1970, another truck driver reported that while driving along that desolate stretch of road, he witnessed an oval-shaped object, measuring 20 meters in diameter and issued a dull buzzing noise. This object accompanied him for a fair stretch of road until it took off, leaving a blue wake in the sky.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Radar Operator Comes Forward Re USS Nimitz UFO Encounter | INTERVIEW

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Tic Tac UFO

     Trevor was a radar operator, and a direct witnesses to one of the most current and well documented UFO encounters in modern history. On December 21st, 2017 there was a tectonic
By Jeremy Corbell
6-13-18
shift in secrecy around the subject of UFOs. The Department of Defense authorized two videos of fighter pilots engaging UFOs to be released to the public, and the New York times published a story about our government’s involvement in studying the subject. The 2004 Nimitz “Tic Tac” UFO encounters became the tip of the spear in the public debate on UFOs. Commander David Fravor, a fighter pilot with the Black Aces, came forward with his experiences and testimony. There were a number of individuals during the events, who were aware of what was unfolding… Trevor is one of them. More and more witnesses are coming forward to date.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The UFO Controversy, Richard C. Doty and His Air Force Service Records

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Military Retirement Actions (Richard Doty)

     The UFO controversy contains a handful of individuals who need no introduction. One such figure is Richard C. Doty. Formally with the United States Air Force (USAF), Doty has become somewhat legendary. To some, he is an officially sanctioned disinformation agent. To others, he is the quintessential truth twisting hoaxer. To many, he is an odd combination of these two extremes. I am not going to give yet another synopsis of Doty’s unusual contribution to UFO history. Others have already done so, and they have done it quite well. There are three books that immediately come to mind when pondering the Doty saga. They are, Christian Lambright’s X-Descending, Greg Bishop’s Project Beta: The Story of Paul Bennewitz, National Security, and the Creation of a Modern UFO Myth, and Mark Pilkington’s Mirage Men: A Journey into Disinformation, Paranoia and UFOs. Further, MJ Banias’s upcoming treatment of UFO subculture will also contain an important Doty discussion.
Paul Dean
By Paul Dean
ufos-documenting-the-evidence.blogspot.com
6-13-18

Over the years, many a researcher has attempted to clarify exactly what Richard Doty did with the USAF, and when, and where. A near total lack of Doty’s USAF service records has presented significant barriers to further investigation, and the few items which have been legally released in recent years are very brief indeed. Just once, though, a dogged investigator got quite lucky.

Sometime in late 1987, or early 1988, UFO researcher Larry Bryant submitted a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force (OSAF) for copies of Richard Doty’s USAF service records. Soon after, Special Agent Cecil W. Fry, the Chief of Information Release at Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) Headquarters, Washington DC, made the decision to withhold all existing records related to Doty. On the 21st of Feburary, 1988, Bryant wrote back to the OSAF appealing AFOSI’s verdict. On the 31st of October, 1988, Mr. Steven A. Thompson, who was with the OSAF’s Office of Administration, replied to Bryant’s appeal letter, and, thankfully, enclosed a number of records, albeit with redactions. While all this was going on, Bryant was also corresponding with Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico. On the 8th of September, 1988, Bryant submitted an FOI request to Kirtland asking for any service paperwork they held on Doty. It is unknown who initially handled his request, but two weeks later it was forwarded to the 1606th Air Base Wing. On the 27th of September, 1988, Mr. A. Albert Sanchez, who was the FOI Manager at the 1606th ABW, released a significant number of records to Bryant. Put together, the OSAF and the 1606th ABW released some twenty-five pages of Doty’s service files.

We don’t know how many more pages may exist. Even the USAF may not have a central Doty service file. Further, some of the documents, as I have mentioned, are redacted. Whatever the situation, the records Larry Bryant did manage to obtain have, to my knowledge, seldom seen the light of day. I do not intend to analyse this material. Other researchers can do that, and no doubt some will. So, with that, Doty’s service file, or at least some of it, is imaged below.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Mystery Object Caught On Camera Over Washington State Island

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Mystery Object Spotted Over Washington State Island 6-10-18

A mysterious object was seen off the coast of a Washington state island last weekend. The military denies it was a missile launch. (Skunk Bay Weather )

     A weather camera on an island in Washington state on Sunday captured a mystery object that appears to some to be a missile in ascent, Q13Fox.com reported.
Fox News
6-11-18

The object was spotted at 3:56 a.m. over Whidbey Island, where there is a naval air station. But a spokesman from NAS Whidbey Island said there are no missile capabilities at the base.





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