Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Head of MUFON, Jan Harzan Arrested on 'Crimes Against Children' Charges

Head of MUFON, Jan Harzan Arrested on Crimes Against Children Charges



     In the past two weeks, detectives from the Huntington Beach Police Department's Special Enforcement Bureau have arrested two suspects on two separate incidents involving online crimes against children.

By Huntington Beach Police Department 7-14-20
On July 3, detectives contacted a male by the name of Jan Harzan after Harzan solicited sexual activity from a detective he believed was a 13 year old girl. The suspect solicited the minor to meet for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity, and when the suspect agreed to meet the supposed minor, detectives were there to take him into custody. On July 8, detectives contacted a different male by the name of Norman Powers after Powers also solicited sexual activity from the detective posing as a 13 year old, and also arranged to meet for the purpose of sexual activity. Once he arranged a meet, detectives contacted him and determined he was there to engage in sexual activity with a minor. Both Harzan and Powers were arrested for multiple felonies and transported to the Huntington Beach Jail. Both of the suspects in these cases were specifically targeting minor females online. This is an great opportunity for us to remind anyone who has minor children with access to the internet - predators are out there, and they are looking for victims.

Recording Surfaces Re Hickson and Parker Alien Abduction

Recording Surfaces Re Hickson and Parker Alien Abduction




'They didn't make it up.' Interview recording
surfaces in Mississippi alien abduction case.

'He was genuinely scared. He was telling Charlie, 'Don't talk to the deputies. They'll come back and get us.' They didn't make it up. I can guarantee that.'

     It's been 47 years since Calvin Parker and Charles Hickson contacted the Jackson County Sheriff's Office claiming they were abducted by aliens. Recently, a recording, said to be made that night of what they told Sheriff Fred Diamond and Capt. Glenn Ryder, has surfaced.
By Brian Broom
Mississippi Clarion Ledger
7-13-20

THE MARFA LIGHTS Examining the Photographic Evidence (2003-2007) – A New 'FREE' Book

THE MARFA LIGHTS  Examining the Photographic Evidence (2003-2007)

We are pleased to announce the release of a book dedicated to the scientific analysis of photographs of the so-called “Marfa Lights,” an allegedly anomalous phenomenon recurrently observed in Marfa, Texas.
     Between 2003 and 2007, seven series of high-quality photographs were taken in the area, claimed to be genuine examples of close-to-the-ground lights that defy conventional explanation. They were not a simple subset of examples of MLs, but the best and most significant photographs ever achieved of the phenomenon.

By Manuel Borraz & V.J. Ballester Olmos
The UFO Chronicles
7-14-20
Marfa Lights
Over two years, taking an almost forensic approach, we have analyzed this evidence and come to firm conclusions that establish the true nature of the lights beyond any reasonable doubt. We are convinced that the corollary applied to the images and events discussed can be justifiably extended to the rest of the Marfa “mystery lights.”

Using advanced astronomical and geographic software, we have developed a specific methodology for analyzing this type of photographic evidence, which other researchers can apply to identify similar images of “mystery lights” from other parts of the world.

We are proud of the reaction that scientists from a wide range of disciplines have had to our work, as the quotations in the attachment show.

This work is FOTOCAT Report #8 in a series of monographs produced by the FOTOCAT project. It contains 174 pages, 102 illustrations and 70 references. This monograph is available free of charge here: THE MARFA LIGHTS  Examining the Photographic Evidence (2003-2007)


Marfa Lights Collage


Advanced Praise Received From Early Reviewers

This research is unique and a major contribution to identifying the causes of the Marfa lights using models of cars traveling on distant highways and roads from across the Marfa plateau. It is amazing just how well the models replicate the 'behavior' of nearly, and likely, all of the known observations of this phenomenon. In the end, car headlights combined with the mirage phenomenon are all that seem needed to once-and-for-all settle the many disputes about the origins of the Marfa Lights. Kudos to the investigators for offering this new and compelling evidence!
     –Dr. Sten Odenwald, Astronomer, NASA Space Science Education Consortium

An excellent scientific investigation. The depths of your analyses are remarkable.
     –Dr. Robert Wagers, co-author of Mysteries of the Marfa Lights Revealed, USA

A careful and painstaking investigation. You have done a good job of establishing the main point - that the Marfa Lights are just vehicle headlights. A job well done!
     –Dr. Andrew T. Young, Adjunct Professor of Astronomy, San Diego State University, USA

The authors have carried out a very thorough and scrupulous analysis. They managed to prove that Marfa Lights can be explained in the context of well-known ideas about the propagation of light emitted by car headlights. The techniques used by the authors of the book may also be useful for studying the phenomenon of ball lightning.
     –Dr. Anatoly I. Nikitin, Secretary of the International Committee of Ball Lightning, Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Russia

It is a fascinating project; you and your colleague have obviously put a lot of time and careful thought into it… your methodology seems sound and I find your report persuasive.
     –Dr. Peter A. Sturrock, emeritus Director of the Center for Space Science and Astrophysics, Stanford University, USA

Great work. Not a refutation but a full reanalysis. Overwhelming and solid conclusions.
     –Julio Plaza del Olmo, physicist and investigator, Spain

You have criticized the estimations of height using a reasonable qualitative guess (atmospheric refraction of the image), and for the velocity using a quantitatively better measure of time (from star image tracks in the observations). I think that your analysis as far as it goes is good.
     –Dr. John Abrahamson, Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

A work of great precision and a very useful job.
     –Dr. Sergey Chernouss, Polar Geophysical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

The report is perfectly argued and remarkably carried out. The visual appearance and behavior of the lights is incoherent with a possible luminous phenomenon of natural origin and related to electricity or natural magnetism.
     –Dr. Raymond Piccoli, Director of the Laboratoire de Recherche sur la Foudre, France

Having plowed the field of anomalous aerial phenomena for 45 years myself, I would rank this essay among the dozen or so best documented and most thoroughly researched studies on the subject ever published. The science is outstanding and the arguments solid.
     –Wim van Utrecht, Caelestia Project, Belgium

I fully agree with the methodology you explained. I consider that this work can be used as an example of scientific method. I have always considered Marfa lights with no strangeness and without any interest, and you have made a lot of good work in order to dismiss the way believers perceive facts.
     –Dr. Claude Poher, former Space Research Engineer in CNES, creator of GEPAN in 1977 (SEPRA/GEIPAN), Quantum Gravitation researcher, France

Your book is a detailed and painstaking work that covers a comprehensive overview of existing Marfa Lights studies and a thorough research of their origins.
     –Dr. Artem S. Bilyk, Assistant Professor, Kiev Polytechnical Institute, Chairman of SRCAA “Zond”, Ukraine

Somebody could say “all this work to get there”. I would say YES. It is necessary, because to believe is easy, to understand is hard work.  So, congratulations to the authors for their hard work. Today, our society is strongly concerned with fake news and some aversion to science, and any contribution which tries to balance this attitude is welcome.
     –Marcel Delaval, Informatics engineer, Joint Research Center of the European Commission, Ispra, Italy

 When trying to observe the Lights with the CBS crew for "Unsolved Mysteries", I did determine that the Lights were incandescent in nature. Which fits with the "car light" hypothesis, but I really had hoped to make additional measurements of the Lights spectral signature to match those of car head lights. I never had the opportunity to do so.
     –Dr. Edwin Barker, University of Texas, McDonald Observatory, NASA/JSC Orbital Debris Program (ret), USA

 The authors have tested the simplest hypothesis, one already postulated by other investigators: the light track phenomena observed are produced by car lights. In every single event when geographical verification has been possible, the photographed luminous trails match with local roads. These findings strongly weaken the hypothesis of existence of anomalous phenomena close to Marfa, Texas. This book is a great example of what should be a modern analysis of data on natural phenomena.
     –Prof. Vladimir Bychkov, Academician of Russian Academy of Natural Science, Russia

 In this overwhelming work, Borraz and Ballester Olmos have analyzed some of the strangest Marfa Lights photographs and concluded that their nature is perfectly compatible with motor vehicle lights, without the need to invoke any unknown geophysical phenomena. During their work they mainly used software like Google Earth’s Photo Overlay tool and the stellar program Stellarium. Multiple hours of analysis and insight have revealed key errors in photographer’s data. The few existing discrepancies can be perfectly explained by the usual light refractions at these latitudes, the study of temperature inversion during the days of the events would confirm their suspicions to 100 percent. Marfa Lights are not a mystery anymore.
     –Dr. Félix Ares de Blas, Professor of Technology and Architecture of Computers, Universidad del País Vasco, co-author of El fenómeno OVNI. Análisis de 30 años de observaciones en España, Spain

 In this book, Manuel Borraz and V.J. Ballester Olmos present a quite convincing example of what can be a thorough scientific investigation. They tackle the issue of the famous “Marfa lights” photographs, and more precisely of the so-called “genuine Marfa lights”, which represent a selection of the best and most controversial particular pictures. They choose a quite original and efficient approach, taking advantage in a very clever way of powerful existing tools available through Internet:  Google Earth and Stellarium. The quality and the accuracy of their rigorous and neutral analysis of the set of photos deserve my best congratulations.
     –Dr François Louange, Manager of IPACO (www.ipaco.fr), GEIPAN expert, Member of 3AF Sigma 2, France

I have always had a great respect for works related to real explanations of strange phenomena observed in the atmosphere and near space. I believe that the work you have done is very useful and highly commendable.
     –Dr. Yulii V. Platov, Pushkov Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation (IZMIRAN), Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Monday, July 13, 2020

Are UFOs a Threat?

Are UFOs a Threat



Unidentified aerial phenomena have been reported around the world


     There's no denying that America has an enduring fascination with unidentified flying objects, or UFOs. However, UFO interest extends far beyond the U.S. — sightings are reported worldwide, and multiple observations in far-flung locations describe aerial objects that are uncannily similar to each other,
By Mindy Weisberger
www.livescience.com
7-12-20
Luis Elizondo, former head of a top-secret U.S. government agency tasked with investigating UFOs, recently told Live Science.

Though some label UFOs as alien spacecraft, the term simply describes aerial objects that defy explanation. One possibility is that they represent technology deployed by a hostile human source, so it's impossible to say for sure that UFOs are harmless, Elizondo said. Evaluating the potential threats posed by UFOs should therefore involve the collaboration of leaders around the world, said Elizondo ....

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Pentagon Has More Classified UFO Videos Says Ex Head of Secret Program

Pentagon Has More Classified UFO Videos Says Ex Head of Secret Program


     The Pentagon has "a lot more" highly classified videos of so-called unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP), the ex-head of a secretive government program has said.

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By Aristos Georgiou
Newsweek
7-10-20
"I knew they were genuine and there's also a lot more the Pentagon currently has, unfortunately remain highly classified," he said. "It is truly a historical moment when you have the United States government and multiple agencies in the organization coming forward and saying that the videos are not only real, but they are truly unidentified aerial phenomena."

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Four Mysterious Objects Spotted in Deep Space

Four Mysterious Objects Spotted in Deep Space


     There's something unusual lurking out in the depths of space: Astronomers have discovered four faint objects that at radio wavelengths are highly circular and brighter along their edges. And they're unlike any class of astronomical object ever seen before.
By Mara Johnson-Groh
www.livescience.com
7-8-20

The objects, which look like distant ring-shaped islands, have been dubbed odd radio circles, or ORCs, for their shape and overall peculiarity....

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Project Loon and UFOs

Loon Balloon


     It’s not a bird. It’s not a plane. It’s not superman. But it is something that is almost out of this world. Something that is really unique and could help those with poor internet service.

By Matt DiNardo
Mystery Wire
7-7-20
Some residents in Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia are seeing tiny “white dots” in the sky.

These floating “white dots” are balloons from Loon, which are floating at roughly 60,000 feet about ground.

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

UFO Documents: Provenance and Credibility

MJ-12, CIA, NSA, Secrecy & UFOs



     With regard to Keyhoe, he received contemporary documents from known sources. Sometimes, sources were not named but the information was not sensationalized and survived the passage of time. In Flying Saucers- Top Secret, he talked of "Hidden Cases" where they were aggravatingly thin on researchable detail. I spent time over the last three years in the NICAP files looking for these reports but they are missing. Keyhoe was derelict in not having safety copies of these reports in a safe place and now they are lost to history. I asked Gordon Lore about this but he was not in the loop. I guess Keyhoe thought he could live forever!
Barry Greenwood By Barry Greenwood
www.blueblurrylines.com
6-28-20

There was always hoaxing in this subject but the transition of the usual hoaxing to deliberate falsification of government documents crossed a line in the late 1970s. We finally had achieved some sort of credibility in what the government knew about UFOs by gaining access to official inquiry and investigations that revealed they didn't quite know what it was with what they dealt. Then a few fakes appeared followed by one in the military [Richard Doty] who planted fakes in government files and had those officially released via FOIA, a nefarious act that was eventually supported by major names in UFO research. This same source continued to circulate questionable documents as real. But by then every government paper officially released had a taint of "how do you know that is real?" A more effective watering down of what we had achieved, I can't recall and it took little effort.


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The Myth of MJ-12: Appendix A –Pt 3

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Tuesday, July 07, 2020

UFO Secrecy Has Changed Our World

Secrecy Surrounding the Analysis of UFO Material Deepens


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     ... Marilyn Monroe was murdered by government people, in 1962 at the age of 36, because in her dalliances with President John Kennedy, she became privy to classified information about UFO crash retrievals.
By Donald Burleson www.rdrnews.com
7-6-20

A now famous CIA document, issued just the day before she died, states that one secret she unfortunately knew about had to do with “the visit by the president at a secret air base for the purpose of inspecting things from outer space.” (I’m quoting exactly.) When I filed a Freedom of Information Act request for the wiretap transcripts of Marilyn’s telephone conversations, the CIA declined to admit having them, and I filed an appeal based on the CIA document mentioned. They accepted the appeal, thus inadvertently authenticating the document for me, and for all of us. They wouldn’t accept an appeal based on a purported CIA document that they didn’t recognize as being legitimately their own.

Monday, July 06, 2020

Mach 10 UFOs Are Spying On Iranian Nuclear Sites (Maybe?)

Mach 10 UFOs Are Spying On Iranian Nuclear Sites (Maybe)



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     Iran is the only other country besides the United States to operate arguably history’s most powerful interceptor aircraft, the F-14 Tomcat.

By David Axe
nationalinterest.org April 2020
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The Americans retired their F-14s in 2006, but around 40 of Iran’s Tomcats remain active. Their main role is defending Iran’s nuclear sites. It’s a mission that has brought the interceptors in close contact with some very mysterious aircraft, according to a bizarre and fascinating 2013 story in Combat Aircraft magazine by reporter Babak Taghvaee.

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