Thursday, April 26, 2018

Biometric Data in 19 UFO Occupant Cases

Biometric Data in 19 UFO Occupant Cases (Snippet) - By Vicente-Juan Olmos 4-24-18

The morphology and behavior of animate beings in conjunction with UFOs, and the outstanding features of the objects themselves.
     In the context of our specialized study of the landing phenomenon in this country, a work program that we began back in 1969, the occupant file has just been thoroughly researched.

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The subject, UFO occupants, consists of those reports which mention the presence of a being or an entity (biped or not, humanoid or not) allegedly forming part of the UFO phenomenon and usually linked to a landed object.
Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos
By Vicente-Juan Ballester Olmos
UFO FOTOCAT BLOG
4-24-18

Inter-Planetary? UFOs Are Real, Says Swiss Psychologist Dr. Carl Jung | UFO CHRONICLE – 1958

Inter-Planetary? Saucers Real, Researchers Says - Dayton Daily News 7-29-1958

     Dr. Carl Jung, Swiss psychologist, says in a report that Unidentified Flying Objects are real and "shown signs of intelligent guidance by quasi-human pilots."
By The Dayton Daily News
7-29-1958

"I can only say for certain these things are not a mere rumor, something has been seen," Jung said in the report released yesterday. "A purely psychological explanation is ruled out."

Jung, who started his research on UFO's in 1944 released his report through the UFO filter center of the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization (APRO) here. ...

Occupants of Downed Alien Craft Spoke to Witness in German | UFO CHRONICLE – 1957

Occupants of Downed Alien Craft Spoke to Witness in German - W. Telegram 11-8-1957

     A traveler in Nebraska says he saw and talked last night with the ordinary-appearing occupants of an apparent spaceship.
By W. Telegram
11-8-1957

Reinhold O. Schmidt, 48, of Bakersfield, Ca. came, into Kearney, Nebraska, white-faced and shaken and asked to see a minister.

He told of talking with six occupants of a transparent "spaceship" parked for repairs outside town, and stuck to the story through repeated questioning by authorities.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Mind Control Files Included in FOIA Response

Psycho-Electronic Weapon Effects

     The persistent researchers over at MuckRock scored an interesting FOIA response. While casting a net seeking records on Antifa and white supremacist groups, journalist Curtis Waltman unexpectedly snared files on the effects of remote mind control. Waltman explained in his April 18 MuckRock article the files were released by the Washington State Fusion Center (WSFC) during the course of his ongoing research:
As part of my ongoing project looking at fusion centers’ investigations into Antifa and various white supremacist groups, I filed a request with the WSFC. I got back many standard documents in response, including emails, intelligence briefings and bulletins, reposts from other fusion centers - and then there was one file titled "EM effects on human body.zip."
Jack Brewer
By Jack Brewer
The UFO Trail
4-21-18
The "EM effects on human body" file contained some docs pertaining to threat assessments of criminal activity, along with three images (above and below):

Remote Mind Control – Remote Brain Mapping

Bio-Electro Magnetic Waves

Some obvious questions arise. Waltman indicated the records are not government documents and suggested their presence should not be interpreted as evidence Homeland Security possesses such devices. Similarly, others I consulted who have experience in such matters suggested researchers might look into the history of the possible uses of the facility prior to a fusion center, or that perhaps the docs were once submitted as part of a previous, unrelated FOIA request.

Waltman wrote:
It’s difficult to source exactly where these images come from, but it’s obviously not government material. One seems to come from a person named "Supratik Saha," who is identified as a software engineer, the brain mapping slide has no sourcing, and the image of the body being assaulted by psychotronic weapons is sourced from raven1.net, who apparently didn’t renew their domain.

It’s entirely unclear how this ended up in this release. It could have been meant for another release, it could have been gathered for an upcoming WSFC report, or it could even be from the personal files of an intelligence officer that somehow got mixed up in the release. A call to the WSFC went unreturned as of press time, so until we hear back, their presence remains a mystery.
MuckRock Executive Editor JPat Brown indicated in an April 20 tweet that comment had not yet been obtained from the fusion center. Brown also stated via Twitter, "DHS called and asked us to remove their name" from the piece. View Waltman's full article, including supporting links, at Washington State Fusion Center accidentally releases records on remote mind control.

In light of the peculiar chain of events I submitted a couple public records requests to the Washington State Fusion Center. One seeks further files containing such terms as "psychotronic," "electromagnetic low frequency," and "voice to skull" technology, among others. The second request seeks records indicating how the above images were obtained and why the WSFC is in possession of them.

Department of Defense

MJ-12 Bogus Doc
Whatever the reasons the images on mind control ended up at the WSFC and were included in its response to Curtis Waltman's inquiries on records pursuant to Antifa and white supremacists, it reminds me of Nick Redfern's unexpected find. Redfern wrote in 2014 how, while browsing a Department of Defense file on Cold War era research into how microwaves can affect the human mind and body, he was surprised to find the "MJ12/Eisenhower Briefing Document." The document is notoriously well known within UFO circles as part of the infamous "Majestic 12" meme and is in all likelihood an inauthentic record.

As a matter of fact, and as Redfern pointed out, it was noted in writing on the "EBD" that it could not be authenticated as an official DoD document. Less clear is specifically what it was doing in a file on potential mind control weapons.

Learn more by reading Redfern's article linked above, as well as posts by Kandinsky at Above Top Secret. Kandinsky delved rather deeply into some of the intriguing details of the DoD file, such as it contained docs included in an FOIA release to Michael Drosnin, an author and friend of CB Scott Jones. A career intelligence officer well known to the latter 20th century UFO community, Jones claimed Drosnin was once targeted by the FBI with an incapacitating electronic mind control device. As late as 2012 Jones continued to claim to think "the UFO/ET subject has been used to cloak a number of classified U.S. programs that certainly includes mind control."

Whatever the reasons ultimately were for such statements and claims, they became common in the ufology landscape, including among intelligence officers. They are part of the state of the genre, as are the history and locations of the files that continue to surface. Whatever the explanations may prove to be, the circumstances have certain degrees of relevance. They warrant attention if we want thorough, accurate understandings of how the topics of UFOs and electromagnetic weapons became enmeshed, as well as how intelligence agencies played roles in the narratives.

Moon Dust and the 4602nd AISS

AISS Patch/Logo
Credit: CUFON

      For years, decades really, there has been this idea that Project Moon Dust began with the creation of the 4602nd Air Intelligence Squadron (AISS) in early 1953. Ed Ruppelt, one time chief of Project Blue Book, had complained to his superiors after the massive UFO sighting wave of the summer 1952, that he needed help in the investigations. He was surprised when it was suggested, and later put into an Air Force regulation, that the investigation of UFO sightings would be accomplished by the 4602nd.

By Kevin Randle
A Different Perspective
4-16-18

If you go back and read what Ruppelt wrote, and if you look at the unit history of the 4602nd along with an examination of the Project Blue Book administrative files, you’ll see what was going on. The 4602nd was created at the time of the Korean War and during the Cold War in which military, governmental and strategic planners were worried about an aerial assault on the continental United States. This means, naturally, they worried about a Soviet bombing campaign which would see bombers shot out of the sky and Soviet airmen trying to escape and evade inside the US borders.

The thought was they needed trained teams who could search for these downed crewmen, who had lots of skills that normal service members didn’t need such as riding horses, Russian language skills, the ability to question civilians who might have seen something in the sky, and other similar skills. The 4602nd was designed with this in mind and to gain experience in interrogating civilian witnesses, they would be investigating UFO sightings. This put them in contact with untrained, sometimes uneducated, and often nervous civilians who had seen something strange. They would become experienced investigators.

Regulations written dictated this and it was, in fact, implemented. Going through the Blue Book files, there are sighting reports that were written by members of the 4602nd about their investigations of UFO sightings. There is correspondence from the commanders of the 4602nd to ATIC and other offices about UFOs. There is no dispute that this happened, and it interesting if only because it wasn’t until much later that this connection was made.

But, that does not give us the date of the beginning of Moon Dust. Others, and me among them, have suggested it and run with that idea that the 4602nd was the beginning of Moon Dust. It seemed to be a logical conclusion, but it wasn’t actually supported by the documentation.

This idea was reinforced when New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman, working with Cliff Stone of Roswell, requested information about Project Moon Dust from the Air Force. Lieutenant Colonel John E. Madison, of the Congressional Inquiry Division, Office of Legislative Liaison wrote, “There is no agency, nor has there ever been, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, which would deal with UFOs or have any information about the incident in Roswell. In addition, there is no Project Moon Dust or Operation Blue Fly.”

Documentation obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, first by Robert Todd, later by Stone, and also by me, proved the statement to be untrue. I found, in the Project Blue Book files four cases that had been marked as “Moon Dust.” Clearly, the project existed.

When that documentation was presented to the Air Force, they changed their response. Colonel George M. Mattingley, Jr., wrote that they wanted to amend their response, suggesting that Moon Dust did exist. Mattingley wrote:
In 1953, during the Korean War, the Air Defense Command organized intelligence teams to deploy, recover, or exploit at the scene of downed enemy personnel, equipment, and aircraft. The unit with responsibility for maintaining these teams was located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. As the occasion never arose to use these air defense teams, the mission was assigned to Headquarters, United States Air Force in 1957 and expanded to include the following peace-time functions: a) Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs); b) Project MOON DUST; to recover objects and debris from space vehicles that had survived re-entry from space to earth; c) Operation BLUE FLY, to expeditiously retrieve downed Soviet Bloc equipment.
This is the earliest reference that I have found to Moon Dust. We also know that it had a UFO component based on other documents that define several terms including UFO and that there are reports in the Blue Book file that refer to Moon Dust.

Note also that Mattingley mentions that the mission was given to Headquarters, USAF in 1957, which corresponds with the launch of Sputnik, and the message issued by that Headquarters in 1957. The creation of the 4602nd, then, was not the beginning of Moon Dust.

The upshot of all this is that Moon Dust did not begin in 1953, but late in 1957. It was in operation until 1985, and contrary to Mattingley’s claim, it was deployed and was not shut down. When the name was compromised in 1985, the code name was changed. In a letter to Robert Todd, dated July 1, 1987, he was told the “nickname Project Moon Dust no longer exists.” The new name was not releasable because even the code name was classified.

In the years that followed, we have not been able to learn the new name, and we don’t know if it is still in operation today. All I can say for certain is that we know, based on other information, that the Pentagon did engage in UFO research not all that long ago and though they say that project ended, we don’t know if that is true. After all, they told us that Project Sign, the first official UFO project had ended, but the name was merely changed to Grudge. We were told that Grudge had ended, but the name was changed to Blue Book. We were told that Blue Book had ended, but we know that Project Moon Dust survived the end of Blue Book and was still in operation in 1987 when the name was changed.

What we really see here, and what we can document, is a long history of Air Force investigation of UFOs, Air Force saying one thing and doing another, and that UFO investigation continued beyond the end of Blue Book, and that other studies of UFOs have been conducted into the 21st century. What this tells us that there are many aspects of the UFO problem that have not been revealed to us and that there are still secrets being kept.

Egg-Shaped UFO Lands in Pasture | UFO CHRONICLE – 1957

Boy Sees Space Ship in Dante Pasture (Color Background Edit) - Knoxville New Sentinel 11-6-1957
Editor’s Note: Everett Orain Clark, resident of Knoxville Tennessee, recently passed away. Along with his many life accolades, back in 1957, at the age of 12, while living in the nearby community of Dante, he would gain local notoriety as an alleged witness to a “space ship” landing in a near-by field.

Everett claimed that four occupants disembarked from the craft, two men and two women. They appeared normal in dress; however, it seemed to him that they were speaking a language that he described as akin to “German.” Read account, above and below—FW
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     He said the "space ship" was "long and round" and of no particualr color. "Translucent?" one of his teachers asked. Everett agreed it might be translucent.

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About ten feet where Everett was standing, I saw a peculiar imprint in the thick grass.
By Carson Brewer
Knoxville New Sentinel
11-6-1957

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It was in the shape of a fat cigar or a slender egg. I stepped off the length of the thing as about 24 feet. It probably was about 5 feet wide at the thickest portion.

Pentagon UFO Study Examined UFO Activity at Nuclear Missile Sites Says Former U.S. Senator Harry Reid (Redux)

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Pentagon UFO Study & Harry Reid

     During an interview with KLAS-TV investigative reporter George Knapp, former U.S. Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) acknowledged that among the UFO cases scrutinized by the newly-revealed Pentagon UFO project were those involving UFO incursions at U.S. Air Force ICBM sites.

In an email to me, Knapp said that the specific incidents studied were the so-called “Northern Tier” cases, occurring at Strategic Air Command bases in October and November 1975.

Those events have long been a matter of public record via documents released to researchers using the Freedom of Information Act in 1977.
By Robert Hastings
The UFO Chronicles
12-22-17
The files, together with testimony from USAF veterans interviewed by myself and others, confirm a series of sightings by security personnel of anomalous aerial objects maneuvering near ICBM sites operated by Malmstrom AFB, Montana, as well as at nuclear Weapons Storage Areas (WSAs) at Loring AFB, Maine, and Wurtsmith AFB, Michigan.

One NORAD log entry pertaining to Malmstrom said that several UFOs were observed above Minuteman missile sites over a several-hour period on November 7th; one of them was described as an “orange white disc object”. According to the logs, as many as nine UFOs were tracked on radar and pursued, unsuccessfully, by F-106 fighters. As a result of this incident, as well as those at Loring and Wurtsmith, the Pentagon placed its entire nuclear force on a heightened alert status known as a Security Option 3.

Actually, the Northern Tier cases are just the proverbial tip of the iceberg. Other declassified documents reveal ongoing UFO activity at nuclear weapons sites over a several-decade period, including incidents at the Los Alamos and Sandia laboratories, in New Mexico; the Hanford and Savannah River plutonium-production plants, in Washington State and South Carolina; weapons test areas in Nevada and the Pacific; and ICBM test ranges at Vandenberg AFB, California, and Cape Canaveral, Florida.

These records are reinforced by now-public statements from American military veterans relating to UFO activity at virtually every nuclear missile and bomber base in the U.S. Over the past four decades, I have interviewed more than 160 U.S. Air Force veterans regarding their involvement in one or more of those incidents. An overview of the key cases is presented in my documentary film; a more comprehensive summary of the UFO-Nukes Connection may be found in my book.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

MUFON Official Quits Over Support of John Ventre, After Racist Rant From a Year Ago

MUFON is Broken


Top MUFON Official Quits Over Organization's Continued
Support of John Ventre a Year After Ventre's Racist Rant


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     ... there is new fallout this week from last year’s racism scandal at the Mutual UFO Network. Regular readers will recall that last May, one of the organization’s most important figures, John Ventre, posted racist comments to Facebook in which he ranted about systemic bias against white people and alleged that “everything this world is was created by Europeans and Americans. F’ing blacks didn’t even have a calendar, a wheel or a numbering system until the Brits showed up.” MUFON took little action, issuing a milquetoast statement distancing themselves from Ventre, who blamed literal demons from hell, arguing that “Satan’s minions”
Jason Colavito
By Jason Colavito
www.jasoncolavito.com
4-17-18
control flying saucers and are responsible for atheists and ancient astronaut theorists alike. Ventre resigned his leadership post, but the organization never cut ties with him. Only now, however, are some of MUFON’s members realizing this fact.

In January MUFON selected Chris Cogswell, a Minnesota-based podcaster with a PhD in chemical engineering, as their new director of research. On Friday night, just four months later, Cogswell abruptly resigned after learning that MUFON is still closely aligned with Ventre. He sent MUFON the following letter:

Thursday, April 19, 2018

'Why Would Anyone Promote a Space Alien/Hybrid Fetus Hypothesis in the First Place?'

Sirius Poster
Five years ago this little dead thing was the star of Steven Greer’s crowd-funded documentary “Sirius.” Now, it’s giving him the momentum to promote a four-hour $85 per ticket conspiracy marathon in May. (Credit D. Tarr)

He’s doing it for America

     Still recovering from how the mainstream media went bounding off last week for that bogus Buzz Aldrin-lie detector-space aliens nothin’burger. Yeah, they all went for it. The very same crowd that glommed onto last month’s exemplary reporting from defense-industry journalist Tyler Rogoway. Rogoway’s stuff went viral for using FOIA to acquire recorded exchanges among airline pilots, air traffic control, and the FAA as they tried to make sense of UFOs injecting themselves into crowded commercial corridors. But the corporate newsies, at
Billy Cox
By Billy Cox
De Void
4-13-18
least in terms of numbers, made no distinction between FAA data and the Aldrin hoax. And I’m too bummed out to rehash the Buzz particulars here.

What’s most disappointing is, just when I was hoping the MSM might’ve turned the corner on discernment and proportion, this week’s snipe hunt comes on the heels of last week’s equally sensationalized non-news headlines about the deformed remnants of a miscarriage discharged into a Chilean desert a couple of hundred years ago. Wonder how many expectations were dashed by the announcement:
Nope, sorry folks, buzzkill, the unfortunate little specimen isn’t a space alien after all – just one of those curiosities that happens in vitro from time to time.
Why would anyone promote a space alien/hybrid fetus hypothesis in the first place? Well, not just anybody would. But Steven Greer, the Disclosure Project/“Ambassador to the Universe” guru, isn’t just anybody. In 2013, he featured the little dead bugger in a conspiracy documentary called “Sirius.” De Void took a peek at it back when the six-inch cadaver’s origins were still a mystery. Had this recent reality check – published in the journal “Genome Research” by genetic scientists at two California institutions – arrived without Greer banging the drum for ET DNA for the past five years, how many people would’ve paid attention?

Look, De Void is about to take a week’s worth of vacation, so I don’t feel like putting much thought into this blog today (obviously). And if there’s anything you want to sound off on between now and when I get back, let ‘er rip, OK, just don’t expect your posts to instantly pop up, on account of the ongoing spam avalanche that now requires me to approve each and every comment, which sucks. But I’m signing off with this latest disappointment for one reason: the media’s not-a-space-alien-baby-after-all lovefest has resuscitated the otherwise neglected and irrelevant Steven Greer. This week, his email teasers for coverage have been incessant. And you know what? Here’s the surprise: I’m finally beginning to come around. I’m beginning to think the man is onto some true clarity.

Clarity doesn’t come cheap. That’s why he’s forced to charge up to $6,000 for “Ambassador to the Universe” training seminars. And after watching his visionary video-link rebuttal of the “Genome Research” magazine article, I can only pray there’s not a Jack Ruby at the corner of the frame hoping to nip it in the bud.

According to Greer, the desiccated corpse, nicknamed Ata, for the Atacama Desert, where it was discovered, is “probably a PLF – a programmed life form” from Out There, the same place The Truth Is. But you’re dead wrong if you think this controversy is about a stinkin’ mini-corpse. Greer says “the future of the human race … is at stake here.” And he’s rightfully demanding to know who – who specifically, at the NY Times, the BBC, CNN, etc. – got co-opted to parrot the “outrageously wild, implausible conclusions” drawn by authors of the “Genome Research” piece.

Here’s the good news. Greer’s links show me how to obtain the unfettered truth. For $19.95, I can buy the DVD explainer “Unacknowledged: An Expose of the World’s Greatest Secret,” plus I get the accompanying book thrown in for free. For free. Or for $14.99, I can get a streaming version of “Unacknowledged: The Campaign That Ends Illegal UFO and Free Energy Secrecy.” Or for $155, I can buy an entire DVD catalogue of Greer’s clarity, “The Untold History of Disclosure.”

But yo, wait up, I haven’t even gotten to the good part yet:

Instead of shrinking from the “kleptocracy of the petro-fascists” who control the world, Greer is doubling down. On May 12, in Tempe, Arizona, the truth-teller the Deep State fears most will be getting revenge with a four-hour presentation that’s so long, it can barely be contained with mere words. It’s called, verbatim, “The Atacama Coverup: How Global Disclosure is being hijacked by the Intelligence Community AND Close-Encounters of the 5th Kind: The Ultimate Civil Disobedience Action.” Just $85 a ticket. Can’t make it in person? You’re covered. Just $35 for the webinar.

I know what you’re thinking: I’m only one person – what can one person possibly do to fight back? Here’s how: Demand an investigation into academic misconduct. Greer is dispensing phone and email contacts to Stanford University’s Office of General Counsel. Stanford researchers were among those who studied Ata. Also: Bombard the Cold Harbor Genome Laboratory Press with email complaints, too. Greer has that contact info as well. Let them know you’re onto their shenanigans and you won’t let them get away with it.

If the media doesn’t cover Greer’s presentation in Tempe, we’ll know they’ve been silenced by the petro-fascists.

Long-Lost Planet, From Our Solar System Might be Source of Space Diamonds

Rogue Planet

The early solar system was a wild, world-destroying place.

     In 2008, a rock laced with tiny diamonds hurtled through miles of thickening nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon dioxide, its exterior heating up as it raced through the thick air. A telescope tracked its progress, watching as the asteroid-turned-meteor
By Mary Beth Griggs
Popular Science
4-16-18
exploded. The violent burst 23 miles above the ground sent fragments speeding toward their resting place, dark against the sands of the Nubian desert in Sudan.

The explosion and crash were just the latest of eons of indignities, from a high pressure beginning in a promising planetary start up, to a cataclysmic failure, to billions of years of aimless wandering around the solar system.

A new study published in Nature Communications today offers a dramatic origin story for the meteorite. Based on materials found inside the diamonds nestled within, researchers think this may be the remnant of a long-lost planet or planetary embryo; one that was still in its infancy when the chaos of the early solar system obliterated it.





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