Monday, November 30, 2020

Unidentified Submerged Objects (USOs) and Sensor Detection Systems

Sub Tracking Tic Tac UFO USO


     One of the elements of the November 2004 USS Nimitz encounters, which is often overlooked, is the fact that several pilots from the Nimitz reported seeing an unusual disturbance on the surface of the ocean. ​

Douglas S. Kurth

The first to report this was the Commanding Officer of Marine Hornet Squadron VMFA-232 Lt. Col. "Cheeks" Douglas S. Kurth. Operators on the USS Princeton asked him to investigate an unidentified airborne contact. Princeton then asked Kurth to stay above 10,000 feet as two other Hornets had been sent to investigate. Kurth's radar picked up the Hornets but no other
Keith Basterfield
By Keith Basterfield
UAP Scientific Research
11-18-2020
USO Disturbance
contacts. The ocean surface at that time was calm and glassy. Kurth reported seeing a disturbance on the ocean surface - round in shape, turbulent, and about 50-100 meters in diameter. It was the only area and type of "whitewater" in that area. It looked to him as if there were something below the surface. He overflew the disturbance. As he turned away, and the other Hornets arrived, the whitewater cleared.


Fravor et al

There were two crew in each of the other Hornets. One pilot, David Fravor, reported that he noticed whitewater on the surface of the ocean, the approximate size of a 737 aircraft. He took his F-18 lower. As he descended through about 20,000 feet he saw a white object moving just above the frothing water. It was a white featureless, oblong shaped object, making lateral movements over the turbulent circle of water.

In an interview on the TTSA website Fravor stated:

"I look out the right side and I see something in the water. And it looks like about the size of a 737 in the water pointing east. So you don't see an airplane, but if you've ever been out to sea with like an underwater sea mountain, as the waves come and there's something right under the surface, they'll break. Same thing that happens on shore. They’ll break and you'll get whitewater. So this thing looks kind of like that shape. Looks, you know… like if you put a 737 about 10 to 15 feet under the water. The waves are gonna crash over the top and you're gonna get this whitewater."

Major Solar Flare Causes Radio Blackout

Major Solar Flare Causes Radio Blackout 11-29-20


     Today, Earth-orbiting satellites detected the biggest solar flare in more than 3 years. The M4.4-category eruption produced a shortwave radio blackout over some parts of Earth and a bright coronal mass ejection (CME). Remarkably, the flare
By spaceweather.com
11-29-20
was even bigger than it seemed. The blast site is located just behind the sun's southeastern limb, so the explosion was partially eclipsed by the body of the sun.

New Nimitz UFO Encounter Witness Reveals, 'American Taxpayers Still Haven’t Gotten the Full Story'

New Nimitz UFO Encounter Witness Reveals, 'American Taxpayers Still Haven’t Gotten the Full Story'

Where the buck stops

     “You were on the Nimitz. You weren’t on the Princeton. So, don’t act like you know what happened on the Princeton. These are things that happened on my ship – my ship.” This was Navy veteran Karson Kammerzell teeing off last month on Lt. Cmdr. David Fravor, maybe the single most important eyewitness in the long road toward de-stigmatizing the entire UFO issue. “So I don’t wanna hear you, no matter how far up the chain of command you are, bash my shipmates on my ship by saying what they saw happen on their ship didn’t happen.
Billy Cox
By Billy Cox
De Void
11-23-20

“Because, you got no room to talk, dude. You were on the Nimitz the whole time.”

Hot damn!

A cryptological communications operator aboard the USS Princeton during the fateful span of days in November 2004 compressed into what’s become known as the Tic Tac Incident, Kammerzell is coming in late to this brouhaha. But, as with a small but outspoken group of USN colleagues before him, Kammerzell decided to join them in telling Florida filmmaker Dave Beaty that American taxpayers still haven’t gotten the full story about what happened off the coast of Baja California 16 years ago.

To the extent that the Pentagon finally and formally admitted in April that it doesn’t know what Fravor and his “Black Aces” squadron aboard the USS Nimitz encountered over the Pacific on 11/14/04, Kammerzell is absolutely right – we don’t know the whole story. But how much of that mystery is being deliberately shielded from public scrutiny?

Since the NY Times broke the Tic Tac story, with its attendant revelations about the Defense Department’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, we’ve seen the momentum escalate in ways no one could’ve predicted just three years ago:
In April 2019, the Navy made a public show of updating its pilot procedures for reporting UFOs. Last summer, the DoD established its Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force “to detect, analyze and catalogue” UAPs/UFOs deemed potential national security threats. In June, the Senate Intelligence Committee introduced as part of its omnibus spending bill for 2021 a provision for the military to publicly release its findings. When and if Congress ever gets around to passing a budget, and assuming the Committee’s mandate survives, the UAPTF will have 180 days to pony up. And lately, even the venerable Scientific American is cheerleading for a rigorous, transparent pursuit of the facts.
So lots of things are happening, but the corridors are still dark and we’re all trying to find our way. Just ask Dave Beaty, who started a related Facebook page immediately after the AATIP reveal. The chatter led to an earful from one of the drama’s key players, retired Senior Chief Petty Officer Kevin Day.

Day was anchoring the Combat Information Center aboard the USS Princeton, the guided missile cruiser and comm hub of the carrier task force, when bogeys began shadowing the exercises. Day’s big-picture framing helped inform Beaty’s visual recreation of the incident, which fused stock footage with CGI, and motivated him to contact the To The Stars Academy.

The Nimitz Encounters
Filmmaker Dave Beaty cut out direct references to Lt. Cmdr. David Fravor in his documentary on the Tic Tac incident after being threatened with legal action/CREDIT: Dave Beatty
Beaty asked for permission to use snippets of Fravor’s retelling of the encounter, which were posted on the TTSA website. TTSA chief content officer Kari DeLonge gave the green light for limited use, and Beaty dropped the 14-minute “The Nimitz Encounters” on YouTube in November 2018, where it would draw 1.5 million views.

Shortly thereafter, Beaty was approached in writing by a TTSA lawyer demanding the removal of those brief Fravor segments, as well as any implied affiliation with TTSA. Beaty complied with re-edits, going so far as to delete Fravor’s name from the current version. That one’s been up since 2019 and has garnered more than 5.3 million views.

“It’s kind of stupid, really, to have to refer to him just as ‘the commander of the Black Aces,’ but out of respect for his wishes, OK, fine,” says Beaty, “I’ll just paraphrase everything he said and I won’t attribute it to him.”

The re-edited update, however, was expanded to 32 minutes in order to accommodate additional voices who responded to Beaty’s appeal for more participants and eyewitnesses. From the get-go, Fravor has been reasonably perplexed over the ostensible lack of official interest in his squadron’s documentation of the flying object(s) that zipped around the Pacific skies like a cursor on a computer screen and rendered front-line carrier warplanes obsolete. Yet, after listening to Beaty’s witnesses, the commander felt obliged to push back.

“Position-wise, I’m probably, as commanding officer of the squadron, in the top 20. Out of 6,000 (sailors). And no one came to talk to me,” Fravor told Joe Rogan in October 2019. “No one came to take my tapes, no one showed up in a suit, no one told me not to talk. No one talked to any of my air crew that were involved in this, and there were six (fliers) involved.” And as Fravor told a live audience attending the McMenamins UFO Festival five months earlier, “Excuse my language, but it kinda pisses me off when people started making stuff up.”

Presumably, those unnamed fabulists include Princeton shipmates Petty Officer 3rd Class Gary Voorhis, Leading Petty Officer Ryan Wiegelt and Petty Officer 3rd Class Jason Turner, along with Petty Officer Patrick Hughes, assigned to the Nimitz. And now, more recently, the Princeton’s Karson Kammerzell.

Voorhis goes on camera to state that, after the incident, he was ordered to turn over the Princeton’s Aegis 3-D radar system data tapes to two unknown authorities who arrived by helicopter; furthermore, he was directed to reload the CIC radio communication tapes because they’d all just been scrubbed of recent content.

Wiegelt claims two unknown men wearing generic flight suits stepped off a helicopter and tended to none-of-your-business on the Princeton before taking off for the Nimitz. They later returned to the Princeton with unmarked bags, and retired to guest quarters with a sentry posted outside.

While in the Ship’s Signal Exploitation Space aboard the Princeton, Turner says he got a look at the Tic Tac sequence on the console, and that the video was roughly 10 minutes long. Fravor says the video lasts maybe 1½ minutes, and that allegations to the contrary are “bullshit.”

Back on the deck of the Nimitz, meanwhile, aviation technician Hughes says he removed and secured memory cartridges from the all-seeing E-2 Hawkeye, which was monitoring the chase scene from high above the action. Shortly thereafter, Hughes said his CO, accompanied by two unidentified men, confiscated the E-2 “data bricks” and deposited them into bags, which left with the visitors.

Kammerzell decided to weigh in with Beaty only after discovering Fravor’s dismissive comments from 2019.

Over the span of the Tic Tac affair, Kammerzell says he got a first-hand look at a UFO from the deck of the Princeton one night. And it didn’t look a thing like the oblong Tic Tac. It was a silent, triangular array of lights, flying close, maybe no more than a mile away. In fact, he says the entire crew was aware that something extremely bizarre was going on upstairs but nobody freaked because the activity wasn’t threatening.

Kammerzell also said two superior officers were summoned to the Nimitz, where they were instructed that the confusion was merely a “falling ice” phenomenon, a line nobody believed. The day following the incident, Kammerzell added, the boatswain’s mate charged with logging official records for the Princeton discovered his notes from the prior day had been removed and replaced with a sanitized version, in someone else’s handwriting.

None of these details made it into the “Executive Summary,” the unsigned and “unofficial official” accounting of the Tic Tac intercepts prepared in 2009 and released to KLAS-TV journo George Knapp in 2018. But as we follow the trail, Luis Elizondo, the man Fravor credits for persuading him to talk to the Times, urges caution.

“David Fravor is a good man and a hero,” says the former director of the AATIP project. “But yes, it’s possible the commander was out of the loop. He had complete situational awareness of what was going on with his squadron. But it’s not fair to say he necessarily had an awareness of everything that happened.”

Is it logical to suppose that analysts poring over Tic Tac data wouldn’t want to interview the aviators who actually acquired that data? Not really. But when it comes to The Great Taboo, logic has never been a co-pilot. In the meantime, Dave Beaty continues to work with other retired Navy sources.

“In the beginning, I was thinking this thing was completely unknown, and nobody seemed to have a clue within the military,” Beaty says. “But as more people come forward, it seems to paint a different picture that leans more towards the military knowing more about what’s going on with that event than they’re letting on.”

Certainly, if they’re sitting on classified data, that much is indisputable. At least now, with Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norquist running the UAP Task Force, we know where the buck stops.

Here’s to clarity.

Utah's Mystery Monolith Has Disappeared

Utah's Mystery Monolith Has Disappeared


     Here is our official statement on the rumors surrounding the "#Monolith:" We have received credible reports that the illegally installed structure, referred to as the “monolith” has been
By BLM / Utah
11-29-20
removed from Bureau of Land Management (BLM) public lands by an unknown party. The BLM did not remove the structure which is considered private property. We do not investigate crimes involving private property which are handled by the local sheriff’s office. The structure has received international and national attention and we received reports that a person or group removed it on the evening of Nov. 27.”

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Mystery Signal From Deep Space, Nick-Named 'WOW' May Have Answer

WOW Signal


     Amateur astronomer and YouTuber Alberto Caballero, one of the founders of The Exoplanets Channel, has found a small amount of evidence for a source of the notorious Wow! signal. In his paper uploaded to the arXiv preprint server, Caballero
By Bob Yirka
Phys.org
11-24-20
describes searching the Gaia database for possible sun-like stars that might host an exoplanet capable of supporting intelligent life.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Trump May Block UFO Info

Trump May Block UFO Info


Trump May Block the Public
From Learning the Truth About UFOs
With one veto, the president could prevent the Pentagon
from disclosing findings on unidentified aerial phenomena.
     President Donald Trump says he’ll veto the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the annual bill that sets the budget and policies for the U.S. military, if lawmakers don’t remove a bipartisan amendment to rename military bases
By Andrew Daniels
Popular Mechanics
11-23-20
named after Confederate leaders, according to an NBC News report.

The NDAA, which must be passed and signed before Congress adjourns on January 3, covers troop pay raises and funding for new equipment, among other items. But it also includes language that could ultimately change what the American public knows about UFOs in a significant way. A Trump veto of the NDAA may stall the momentum of a movement that has rapidly captured mainstream attention over the last two years.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

U.S. Does Not Want China or Russia to Find Out How UFOs Work, First!

U.S. Does Not Want China or Russia to Find Out How UFOs Work, First!

How does China share the U.S. government’s UFO interest?

[...]

     ... While the Trump administration has admitted that the government is now actively studying UFOs under the so-called “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force,” Beijing has been very quiet on this topic. But it seems a fair assessment that if
By Tom Rogan
hk.appledaily.com
11-22-20
the U.S. and Russia have had these UFO experiences, so also has China. Considering the rapid development of PLA hypersonic glide vehicles and nuclear weapons platforms, established UFO trendlines would suggest an increasing incidence of credible sightings in or around Chinese airspace. Xi Jinping’s interest in rapidly closing military gaps with the U.S. would also give him reasons to authorize studies of UFOs. After all, whichever nation is first able to figure out how UFOs actually work is going to have huge military advantages in terms of building platforms with highly advanced sensor, propulsion, mobility, and concealment potentials. Indeed, this is one critical reason the U.S. government is secretive about UFOs: it does not want China or Russia to find out how UFOs work, first!

Saturday, November 21, 2020

John Fogerty’s UFO Fascination | VIDEO – INTERVIEW

John Fogerty’s UFO Fascination


[...]

     Fogerty calls his music “swamp rock.” Dating back to his Creedence Clearwater Revival days, his themes and lyrics are populated with spooky, swampy folklore, whether its chasing hoodoos, dark premonitions, voodoo spells and a zombie or two. Is he a student of the paranormal?
By George Knapp
Mystery Wire
11-18-20


George Knapp: You know about this stuff. You’re knowledgeable. Bob Lazar, Area 51, Roswell. You’re up on it.

Fogerty: Yeah, I’m up on it in a sense. I guess you’d call me a fan. I started quite young. In the ‘50s, it was a great time for a kid growing up to experience the flying saucer phenomenon and the green men from outer space and all that. I saw every science fiction movie that was made, and a lot of the horror ones too.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

UFO Hovers Over Holloman Air Force Base | UFO CHRONICLE – 1957

UFO Hovers Over Holloman Air Force Base


     On June 4 at approximately 12:30 am, a pale, blue-green globe-shaped light approached Holloman Air Force Base from the direction of Sierra Blanca (referred to as "Old Baldy
By APRO Bulletin
July 1957
Mountain") in the northwest. The speed of the object was not great, and the outstanding feature of this incident is what the object did when it reached the air base.

During a period of between 10 and 15 minutes astonished civilian and military observers watched the weird object swing to and fro like a pendulum. There was no discernible shape except the light, which was either large at high altitude or small at low altitude.

The light, as though bent on a specific mission, swung in even arcs over the base, then headed for White Sands Proving Ground, to the Southwest, and over that area, again began the pendulum-like swing. It was observed by military and civilian personnel at the Proving grounds also....

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