Tuesday, May 31, 2005


Blackout UFO-2

The Lincolnshire Echo
     Seven unidentified flying objects have been reported in Lincolnshire's skies over the past five years, according to newly released documents.

     Plumes of smoke, a blue and white light, glowing masses and silently moving objects are among the unexplained phenomena recorded by the Ministry of Defence.

     Under the Freedom of Information Act the Echo has received details of all official UFO sightings reported to the military over the past five years.

     The records show six sightings involving seven objects reported to personnel in the county.

     All of the sightings were made by residents and motorists who claimed to have seen unexplained objects. But no reports explaining the sightings or showing the results of further investigations into their authenticity has been released.

     The sightings include reports of objects described as objects shaped like triangles, torpedos or even cylinders. Others were recorded as "glowing" and "lights".

     The objects were reported to hover in the air, move silently, race across the sky and even spin.

     One "speeding light" was said to have "turned 180 degrees back on itself instantaneously". Another was reported to hovered in the air before it "shot off creating a blue and white light some 30ft long".

     In November 2001 a resident of Gonerby, Grantham, reported that his house had started to shake and had experienced a power cut when a "glowing object" appeared over it.

     MoD records report the caller seeing what "looked like a missile" moving very fast.

     "Caller believes it could not have been an aircraft as it did not have wings," reads the report.

     At the time the RAF reported no flights in the area.

     Personal details on who reported the sightings has not been released.

     Reported UFO sightings over Lincolnshire are not new, but many have assumed that military activity in the county has been to blame.

     An MoD spokesman said: "From a military point of view all the MoD will do is to check that these reported objects are not a threat to the country and that our airspace has not been violated.

     "Beyond that, it is not in the public interest to spend resources investigating what these objects are.

     "In truth, a lot of them can be explained via military planes, lights etc. As far as I know, we don't pass the information on to any other Government body to investigate."

     But Grimsby-based parapsychologist Robin Furman, who claims to have seen a UFO and has researched the phenomenon, said blaming the military does not always add up.

     "There is no doubt that there are unexplained objects in the sky, but whether or not they're actually aliens from another planet, no-one knows," he said.

     "Even when you take away all those that can be explained, there are a number of inexplicable and unexplained cases. They have been reported since Biblical times so they cannot be dismissed."



Steven Greer

By Henry Makow
The Ether Zone
     The new "Star Wars" movie is fantasy. The true story could be much stranger and a lot more exciting.

     Stephen Greer MD, 49, head of "The Disclosure Project" is the hero of the non-fiction version. He is an ER physician who gave up medicine to lift the massive cover-up of UFOs. His egghead appearance is deceptive. He is 6 ft. 1, lean, charismatic and bench-presses 140 pounds with one arm.

     The Forces of Evil are the London-based central bankers. Like the fallen angel Lucifer (their idol) they have rebelled against the Creator's design and are determined to enslave mankind. They hold us prisoner mentally, spiritually, materially and technologically and plan a culling through war and virus.

     In 1945, the explosion of Atom bombs on earth caught the attention of advanced alien civilizations who feared we had become a menace.

     They have since made thousands of visits to earth, many focused on disarming atomic weapons. For example, Roswell New Mexico ,where two UFO's were shot down and five alien corpses recovered in 1947, was the home of the only US nuclear weapons squadron at the time.

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Monday, May 30, 2005

No Time To Think

Franck Fontaine Cropped
Franck Fontaine - Alleged Alien Abductee

By Jeff Wells
Rigorous Intuition
     Most people who give any thought to UFOs won't - and even self-described "Ufologists" can't - devote the kind of energy and attention to the study of the phenomenon that it actually merits. As in many pursuits, there really isn't much money to be made on the serious end of things. (If you want to perpetrate hoaxes, create a new religion or dumb down the data for mass consumption, that's another matter.) There's no "Ufology" career path; it's an all-amateur effort, squeezed in around the edges of peoples' ordinary lives.

     This puts the public at a huge disadvantage, because powerful forces have been at work for a long time to confuse and deceive us by manipulating the phenomenon. And some of these forces are even human.

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Close Encounters: Former UFO Investigator Captivates Listeners with Extraterrestrial Tales

Alien Odyssey

By Carla Occaso
Times Argus
     DANVILLE – Those who have ever seen a strange object hovering in the late-night sky might have felt right at home at Dowser's Hall Saturday morning.

     Better still if they had an invisible, hairless alien came to stay as a houseguest to channel information from other galaxies.

     Such were the tales told by John M. Meloney of Claremont, N.H., a journalist-turned-UFO investigator, to a rapt audience of about 50 people filling the small lecture hall at the American Society of Dowsers' Danville headquarters.

     A well-educated, World War II veteran with years of journalism experience, Meloney spoke with great sincerity of several outer-worldly encounters – including some that happened here in Vermont.

     His motives for telling the stories seem to be to inform the public.

     "If something is going through the atmosphere of this planet, the people on the planet have a right to know what it is," Meloney said of his life's work that began when he started working for the National Investigative Committee on Aerial Phenomenon in 1966.

     His first brush with the topic started when he was a sports editor for the St. Petersburg Independent in Florida and a man came in, excited to report he had seen a flying saucer over the Gulf of Mexico. As a newspaperman, skepticism kicked in and the man was ignored. Today, Meloney said he wishes he had asked the man probing questions about the sighting.

     A few months later, Meloney moved to New Hampshire when a fateful newspaper article changed the course of his life.

     The article recounted an incident reported by a man traveling from White River Junction to Concord, N.H., on Route 4 before Interstate 89 was built. As the man approached Enfield, N.H., his car engine suddenly – and inexplicably – died. As the man opened the hood to look for loose wires, he heard an all-pervasive humming sound. He looked up and saw an object moving away from him. As the object disappeared, the humming sound decreased, then suddenly, the car engine spontaneously turned on. He reported the incident to the local newspaper, where Meloney read about it.

     Hostile letters to the editor followed, accusing the paper of sensationalism to sell newspapers. But one letter from an engineer in Detroit said the car's behavior was typical of a car involved in a flying saucer incident, and referred readers to Meloney's future employer: the National Investigative Committee on Aerial Phenomenon.

     Meloney fielded hundreds of sightings in Vermont and New Hampshire until the organization went defunct in 1968. The public stopped reporting sightings because people did not want to be considered kooks, Melony said, but he continued to study UFOs independently, keeping his own files, which he kept hiddden in Vermont.

     Soon after the UFO research project folded, Meloney says he began working directly for the aliens. His second wife, he said, could channel information from extraterrestrials.

     It started one night when she was talking in her sleep and he began conversing with her.

     "I realized I was talking to someone else who was using her body," he said. "She was very psychic. … the people who were using her to talk to me were in fact, extraterrestrials. They said we would make an excellent team to teach new arrivals on this planet."

     Soon, Meloney said, a series of aliens arrived at their home from distant galaxies to study the ways of earthlings. The first, he said, was a 2,000-year-old, 3-foot-tall, hairless female named Dolia, who considered herself very beautiful with webbed hands and feet of three digits each.

     The couple went on to contact 46 alien beings from several different planets, he said. Meloney said they were invisible to him because their vibrations were too high, but his wife could see them.

     Meloney recounted being questioned by FBI agents, brushes with political issues and joining the American Society of Dowsers in Danville.

     Meloney ended his lecture saying most aliens are friendly and people should not fear them.

     Many audience members shared alien stories of their own after the lecture. One woman, however, was not completely sold on the idea.

     Mickey Smith, a retired banker from Lyndonville, said she enjoyed the lecture because it was very entertaining, but said she the part about the alien visitation was hard to swallow.

     "I was a little bit pessimistic to be totally honest," she said. "Personally, I didn't know what to believe."


'Prophet' Summons UFO for Camera

Prophet Yahweh

     An ABC-TV affiliate in Las Vegas broadcast images of a UFO summoned by a self-styled "prophet" who predicts many more will be seen throughout the area next week.

     Ramon Watkins, also known as "Prophet Yahweh" agreed to meet with a reporter and camera crew of KTNV at a location of their choice and time.

     What they witnessed, and captured on camera, stunned the reporter and crew.

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Roswell Base Closure Could Hold Lessons for Clovis

Roswell Hangar

Associated Press
     ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - A third of Roswell's population left in 1967, leaving closed businesses and schools and empty homes.

     But by most accounts, Roswell eventually recovered from the closing of Walker Air Force Base thanks to the foresight of city leaders, who developed plans to use the base and diversify the city's economy.

     Their work could serve as a template for the eastern New Mexico communities of Clovis and Portales as they face the possibility of losing Cannon Air Force Base.

     The Pentagon has recommended closing the base by 2011, though Clovis officials and New Mexico's congressional representatives vow they'll fight to save the base.

     Those who remember the closing of Walker Air Force Base on July 1, 1967, have some advice for Clovis.

     "My advice would be to have them concentrate on alternative industry that can take up the slack if the base is closed, if they want to prevent a mass exodus," said Roswell planning director Zachary Montgomery.

     Julie Shuster, who now directs the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, remembers the changes to her hometown when she was in high school.

     "I do remember the vacant houses, friends that were gone, and how crushed everyone was," Shuster said. "It was just a major slap."

     The same day that the Roswell Daily Record reported the news of the base's impending closure in 1965, it also wrote about the assembly of groups to study possible future uses for the 5,000-acre base.

     By the time the base closed, 6,000 of Roswell's 18,000 homes stood vacant.

     Roswell's population peaked at 48,000 in 1967, before the base closed, but dropped to less than 34,000 three years later. The town's population in the 2000 Census was 45,293.

     Roswell's natural gas and oil extraction industry and dairy and agricultural businesses slowed the exodus somewhat, Montgomery said.

     "Had it not been for those, Roswell would have dried up and become a ghost town," he said.

     City planners divided the air base, which the federal government gave to the city, into four chunks, said William Brainerd, an attorney who served on the planning committees. In 1968, Brainerd became mayor of Roswell.

     Eastern New Mexico University received several barracks, offices and other buildings and now has a Roswell campus for 4,000 students.

     A large hospital complex was given to the state, which established the 41-bed New Mexico Rehabilitation Center.

     A housing authority created a plan for the 800 concrete block base homes. Today, many are still occupied by private owners, but some have fallen into disrepair. The city is looking at rehabilitating the area.

     The city took over the airfield and its 115 industrial buildings.

     The airfield is now called the Roswell International Air Center and is home to an aircraft scrapper and lollipop factory.

     The center has revenues of $1.5 million to $2 million per year, but the city still contributes $350,000 annually to maintain the airfield.

     Most visible are about 240 widebody jets sitting along unused taxiways. Some are preserved for eventual return to service, while others are waiting to be scrapped.

     The Illinois-based AAR Corp. employs more than 200 people, who work to service or scrap the jets. Another company, Dean Baldwin Painting, paints jets in a hangar originally built to house massive bombers.

     While Roswell faces the same economic as many small towns, up to 20 new housing permits are issued each month and the city recently approved building a new Sam's Club store.

     A Super Wal-Mart was recently built and several hotels and restaurants are under construction.

     Though none of the new businesses employ the number of people the base did, some residents like the economic diversity.

     "Now, if the UFO museum went away, or if a dairy went away, it wouldn't be devastating to Roswell. No one factor can affect everyone now," Shuster said.


Buzz Aldrin Seeks to Alter Image of Space

Buzz Aldrin in Space Suit

The Associated Press
     NEW YORK -- Thanks to video games, TV shows and movies such as "Star Wars: Episode III _ Revenge of the Sith" that are loaded with special effects, today's children don't have a realistic impression of space or space travel, says Buzz Aldrin, one of the men who planted the U.S. flag on the moon.

     But, he adds, it's not the kids' fault. Those working in the fields of math, science and engineering _ the people who were inspired by the accomplishments of Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and others during the space exploration boom of the 1960s and '70s _ haven't reached out enough to capture the youngsters' interest, he says.

     Aldrin shares his memories of what it took to get man on the moon and his impressions once he got there in a new picture book, "Buzz Aldrin: Reaching for the Moon" (HarperCollins). The goal of the book, intended for 6- to 9-year-old readers that Aldrin calls "the third generation of space explorers," is to re-ignite interest and excitement in the space program, he says.

     Aldrin, 75, says he's always considered it his mission to serve his country and the best way he can do that now is "by offering a vision into the future."

     He gets help from illustrator Wendell Minor, whose paintings for "Reaching for the Moon" capture the vastness of space and the potential of what can happen in places where the rest of us can't see.

     Minor was inspired by Aldrin, specifically when the astronaut, standing on the moon and describing it to the whole world, used the words "magnificent desolation."

     "That was a beautiful artistic eye talking. ... He (Aldrin) is a rocket scientist and has the eye of an artist," Minor says.

     Minor, an award-winning artist with an affinity for science and environmental stories, adds: "I wanted to give kids people to look up to other than rock 'n' rollers and sports stars."

     When he began to illustrate Aldrin's personal story, from his childhood home in New Jersey to his salute to the flag in space, Minor noticed some threads in his subject's life that he's not quite convinced are coincidence:

     Aldrin's mother's maiden name was Moon.

     The first plane he ever flew in belonged to Standard Oil and was completely covered with a painting of an eagle. The name of the craft that Aldrin and Armstrong used to break away from the Apollo 11 rocket and land on the moon was Eagle. The eagle is also featured on a patch on Aldrin's space suit.

     As a child, Aldrin enjoyed underwater diving and collecting rocks. As an adult, Aldrin trained for his space missions by simulating weightlessness under water, and one of his primary tasks on the Apollo mission was to collect moon rocks.

     Aldrin, who got the nickname "Buzz" because, as kids, his sister called him "Buzzer" instead of "brother," started dreaming of a career in the air when he was in high school and his father was flying for the military in World War II.

     That's when he began to focus on his schoolwork so he could earn a spot at West Point, which he did. Aldrin also enjoyed sports, both on teams and when he was competing as an individual, in pole-vaulting. All of those athletic experiences helped him as an astronaut, he says.

     He joined the Air Force and flew combat missions in the Korean War, then he went back to school, to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to earn a doctoral degree in aeronautics. From there, he went into the NASA space program.

     His first spaceflight was aboard Gemini 12 in 1966, during which he took three spacewalks. But even more historic was the 1969 moonwalk with Armstrong.

     "I was quite aware that Big Brother was a quarter of a million miles away and yet with a lot of ears listening to every word we said," Aldrin says. "There was such a contrast of the two of us being further away than anyone else had ever been, yet two people never had more people paying attention to them."

     In the years that followed, Aldrin and his colleagues were heroes in the eyes of children _ children who also grew up with Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon, who, despite being fictional characters, lived in a version of outer space that earthlings could relate to.

     But Aldrin says when he sees kids raised in this high-tech age, they seem more interested in going to space in a virtual reality game than in reality. And if they ever made it to space, they'd be expecting nonstop action and one-eyed creatures.

     "Unfortunately, kids are led to believe things are easier to achieve than they really are. ... They want instant gratification, they're not waiting for the bigger and better prize," Aldrin says.

     He's not done, however, with his own dreams about the possibilities of space travel. Some time between now and 2035, Aldrin would like to see man visit Mars.

     Why 2035? Because it took 66 years for science to progress from the Wright brothers' airplane to Apollo 11, and that would allow another 66 years between man landing on the moon and man landing on Mars.


Saturday, May 28, 2005

UFO Sightings Sparked MoD Probe

UFO Over Waales

By Sam Burson
Western Mail
     A SPATE of UFO sightings in Wales prompted a secret Ministry of Defence investigation, newly-released information has revealed.

     The clamour around the possibility of "little green men" visiting Pembrokeshire forced Government officials to look into the situation in the late 1970s.

     There were numerous tabloid reports, including one of an entire class of schoolchildren claiming to have seen a UFO landing.

     Many others reported being petrified by a strange silver alien.

     It all happened in what became known as the Broad Haven Triangle.

     Canny tourist operators even started running UFO sighting weekends.

     But new documents show despite publicly dismissing the reports as hoaxes, defence experts were racing to get answers.

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Thursday, May 26, 2005

Report: UFO Sighted In Olmsted Falls Sky

UFOs Over Olmstead Falls

News Channel 5
     CLEVELAND -- Ohio is home to some of the most UFO sightings in the country. The strange sightings don't end in the night sky, they also lurk in the woods and lakes of northeast Ohio, NewsChannel5's Paul Kiska reported.

     Kiska reported that police are even left stunned by some of the reports, and the video of UFO sightings can bring chills to even skeptics.

     And Ohio has the second highest number of reported UFO sightings.

     Last week, Olmsted Falls police officers took pictures after getting calls from anxious residents who saw strange green and red lights moving across the night sky.

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UFO-Mexico Photo Analysis-A

UFO-Mexico Photo Analysis-B

UFO-Mexico Photo Analysis-C

The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
May 26, 2005
     Dear readers of Inexplicata -- we have received another photo plus the corresponding image analyses from Prof. Ana Luisa Cid of Mexico City. Below is the text of her message:

     Photo taken at 4:19 p.m. in Mexico City on May 25, 2005.

     I am aware that many [of these] images have a logical explanation, but I nonetheless believe that there are others which are harder to understand, particularly those which are invisible to the human eye, meaning fortuitious UFOs.

     It is important to reiterate that yours truly did not believe in the phenomenon; I was almost certain that digital hoaxes or errors of perception were involved. But upon becoming a direct witness to the phenomenon, my perceptions about this type of sighting have changed.

     I am growing accustomed to finding strange elements in the photographs, but I believe that this particular image goes slightly beyond the range of what I'd photographed before. I personally believe that there are two possible explanations for it:

     a) They could be devices (either terrestrial or alien) which are powered by a technology different from our own at frequencies that cannot be perceived by the human eye, but which are susceptible to being videotaped and photographed;

     b) Or else they could be structures that travel at prodigious speeds and can therefore not be picked up by mere sight...something similar to sleight-of-hand trickery.

     I am truly startled by yesterday's image, as is my family, since they were present when I took photos that afternoon. The equipment I use is a Mustek brand video and still camera, and I took care to preserve the original image in the camera's memory.

     The border and contour analysis was performed with Corel PhotoPaint 12.

     In closing, I would like to cordially invite all of you to become witnesses to fortuitous UFOs by taking photographs of the sky, since there is nothing better than experiencing it in order to believe it..

     Regards to all -- Ana Luisa Cid.

     Translation (c) 2005 Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology (IHU). Special thanks to Ana Luisa Cid.

U.S. Charts Junkyard in the Heavens

Space Junk

By Martin Sieff
M & C News
WASHINGTON, DC, United States (UPI) -- Whoever controls the high ground of near-Earth space potentially controls the world -- but you`d better be a careful driver, for the space freeways of low Earth orbit are filled with man-made junk and there is more gathering there all the time.

     NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, currently tracks 13,000 man-made objects in space on a continual basis, of which only 6 percent are satellites. The endless monitoring is carried out by the 1st Space Control Squadron of the U.S. Air Force`s Space Command in Colorado Springs, Colo.

     The amount of debris, in fact, is far larger than that.

     "Space Command only tracks objects larger than a baseball," Theresa Hitchens, director of the Center for Defense Information in Washington, told United Press International. "But there are between 100,000 and 200,000 pieces of space debris it doesn`t track between the size of a baseball and a marble -- and there are literally millions of smaller bios of debris than that."

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Brazilian Ufology Manifesto

Brazil UFO Map

A. J. Gevaerd,
editor, Brazilian UFO Magazine
head, Brazilian Committee of UFO Researchers (CBU)
     Here is the translation into English of the Brazilian Ufology Manifesto, officially presented to the Commander of the Air Force, the Minister of Defense and to the President of Brazil, on May 20th.

The document has been accepted and there is a strong promise that the Brazilian UFO researchers requests will be achieved. The first step was the sucessfull gathering with the military in Brasilia.

Brazilian Ufology Manifesto

     Brasília (DF), May 20th, 2005

     To: The Commander of the Brazilian Air Force, Air Brigadier Luis      Carlos da Silva Bueno, Brasília (DF)

     The Brazilian Ufological Community, represented by individual ufologists as well as by research groups, investigators, scholars, and people interested in Ufology who undersigned the document prepared for this purpose, expresses its opinion by means of this document prepared under the coordination of Revista UFO in order to address Brazilian authorities represented herein by the eminent President of Brazil and the eminent Commander of the Air Force, to present the following:

     (1) It is widely known that the UFO Phenomenon, noticed with the constant visits of spacecraft to our planet Earth, is genuine, real, and consistent, and so is independently confirmed by civil ufologists, as well as by military authorities worldwide for more than 50 years.

     (2) The Phenomenon had already had its origin sufficiently identified as far from our planetary borders. The spacecraft which so insistently visit our planet come from other civilizations, perhaps technologically more advanced than ours, and inhabit the same universe we do, although we do not know their worlds and origins.

     3) Such civilizations are in a clear and unquestionable process of continuous approach to Earth and to our planetary society and, by acting this way in its maneuvers and activities, in most cases do not show any hostility to us.

     (4) It is clear that visits from such non-terrestrial civilizations to our planet are gradually increasing over the last years, according to domestic and international statistics, both in number and intensity, consisting of something which requires legitimate attention.

     (5) Considering all this, the establishment of an official program for acknowledgement, information, research, and public disclosure of the subject is urgent, in order to clarify to all Brazilians the undeniable and ever increasing extraterrestrial presence in our planet Earth.

     Thus, considering measures publicly adopted in different moments of our History by countries like Chile, Belgium, Spain, France, Uruguay, and China, which already acknowledged the seriousness and urgency of the problem, we respectfully recommend the Command of the Air Force of the Federative Republic of Brazil, or any of its bodies, from now on, to prepare an appropriate policy to discuss this issue in the necessary environments, formats, and levels.

     The Brazilian Ufological Community, in the name of all undersigned participants of the aforementioned document, with full support of the worldwide ufological community, wants to voluntarily offer its knowledge, efforts, and dedication in order to make this proposal a reality so that we have the immediate acknowledgement of the UFO Phenomenon.

     Thus, as a foundation stone in this process, which is to be the symbol of a positive action from our authorities, the Brazilian Ufological Community respectfully asks the Command of the Air Force to disclose its files concerning at least three specific episodes, which are specifically significant about the presence of unidentified flying objects in our Territory:

     (a) The Operation Prato, carried out by the I Regional Air Command (COMAR) of Belém (PA), from September to December of 1977, which produced a bulky file with more than 500 pictures and several movies about UFO maneuvers in the Amazon region, as confirmed by Colonel Uyrangê Bolívar Soares de Hollanda Lima.

     (b) The mass ufological wave occurred in May 1986 over the states of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, among others, when more than 20 unidentified flying objects were observed, detected by radars, and pursued by jets of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), as informed by the then minister of Air Force himself, air
brigadier Octávio Moreira Lima.

     (c) The Varginha Case, happened in that city in the state of Minas Gerais on May 20th, 1996, in which members of the Brazilian Armed Forces, by means of the School of Sergeants of the Arms (EsSA), and members of the local corporation of the Fire Brigade captured at least two beings of non-terrestrial origin, according to abundant documentation obtained by ufologists and testimonials spontaneously provided by members of the military bodies which took part in the capture, treatment, and removal of the creatures.

     Being absolutely aware that Brazilian civil and military authorities have never neglected the situation which has been monitored with care and attention throughout last decades, and on behalf of the Brazilian National Security, we consider that the measures aforementioned are to establish the beginning of a prosperous and profitable partnership.

     Brazilian Committee of UFO Researchers (CBU), representing the Brazilian UFO Community

A. J. Gevaerd (coordinator),
Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas de Discos Voadores (CBPDV),
Editor of the Brazilian UFO Magazine

Claudeir Covo,
Instituto Nacional de Investigacao
de Fenômenos Aeroespaciais (INFA),
Co-editor of the Brazilian UFO Magazine

Marco Antonio Petit,
Associacao Fluminense de Estudos Ufologicos (AFEU),
Co-editor of the Brazilian UFO Magazine

Rafael Cury,
Núcleo de Pesquisas Ufologicas (NPU),
Associacao Nacional dos Ufologos do Brasil (ANUB).

Reginaldo de Athayde,
Centro de Pesquisas Ufologicas (CPU),
Co-editor of the Brazilian UFO Magazine

Fernando de Aragao Ramalho,
Entidade Brasileira de Estudos Extraterrestres (EBE-ET),
Consultant of the Brazilian UFO Magazine

[Translation by Eduardo Rado]

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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Saddam Aided Aliens in Crashed UFO?

Saddam Pointing

Saddam’s magic stone

By Judi McLeod
Canada Free Press
     . . . Stories about Saddam and Ufology include one about his housing extraterrestrial guests along with magicians in his palaces. These extraterrestrial guests were aliens rescued from a UFO that had crashed in the desert. As the story goes, these aliens taught Saddam and his scientists some awesome biotechnology.

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Monday, May 23, 2005

Mexico: UFO Photographed With Digital Camera!

Mexican UFO CID A

Mexican UFO Cid B

Mexican UFO Cid C

The Journal of Hispanic Ufology

DATE: May 21, 2005
     We have received the following report from UFO videographer and researcher Ana Luisa Cid.

      Dear Friends:

      These photos were taken by me on May 20, 2005 at 19:48 hours from the Colonia Acueducto de Guadalupe Neighborhood, located to the north of Mexico City.

      They show very large strange objects which were not visible when the photographs were taken. A "Mustek" brand digital camera was employed in taking these images.

      Chiquihuite Hill, a place where sightings have been reported in previous occasions, can be seen in the photos. You can make out the transmission toweres of various television and radio stations.

      Regards from Mexico -- Ana

     Thanks To:
     Scott Corrales
     Institute of Hispanic Ufology



Peru Flying Saucers

The Journal of Hispanic Ufology

Source: Noticiero 90 Segundos / Prensa Latina
Date: May 19, 2005
     The closest encounter with alien beings occured on May 6 in Huaral, where an unidentified flying object (UFO) was reported and captured on a videotape belonging to a student from Lima who was visiting the agricultural region known as El Ahorcado, some 115 km from the capital city.

     The city of Huaral, 97 km from LIma, contains the El Ahorcado, a strange wilderness surrounded by sinous curves, giant, oddly-shaped boulders and home to humble farmers who rise with dawn and go to bed at dusk. This is the location for almost daily sightings of strange vehicles that are completely different from airplanes or helicopters, which generally do not fly over the region.

     On May 6 at 6:45 p.m., as the sun went down and the sky darkened, physics doctoral student Jason Méndez Cordova, was strolling through "El Ahorcado" in the comapny of his brother and a friend, recording the rocky and strangely-curved landscape on his camcorder, taping images imperceptible to the human eye. At that time, he was surprised to see that his camcorder was picking up images of an impressive light. Their stroll continued for another 20 minutes, they recorded children at play, and the light remained over the whitish rock landscape.

     Their visit concluded, the sun went down and Jason says that having reached his home in Mangomarca-Zarate, he downlowaded the image and immediately became aware of a strange spot recorded by his camera. Upon checking it and rechecking it, he realized that --unbeknowst to him -- the image of an unidentified flying object or flying saucer had been picked up on the tape.

     "I wasn't aware of the strange craft when shooting the landscape, the huts, the children playing in the dusty streets of the area until I downloaded the video to my PC. That's when I discovered the sighting. It's useless or illogical to believe that in such a vast universe we would be the only living creatures. There are intelligent civilizations on other planets and worlds [that hold] a variety of life forms," said Méndez.

     Moreover, we have the eyewitness accounts of other locals and residents of the city of Huaral itself, who claim seeing strange craft on a daily basis in the clear skies, both early in the morning and at dusk. Two farmers who work early in the morning, as is their custom, claim having seen an enormous craft that plowed the skies over Huaral and appeared to follow them as they walked. They said it had the shape of a circle or ball.

     According to the farmer, he left his home on May 2 to round up his animals. As he walked beside a river, he became aware of a cylindrical object that seemed to follow him. Whenever he stopped, the object stopped as well, continuing this behavior until the vehicle became lost among the local boulders.

      Another resident claims that at around 6 p.m.she has seen a craft that flashed intermittent lights in the heavens, hiding among the rocky mountains and then vanishing at high speed. "It was faster than an airplane, very strange. This is the first time I've seen such a thing, but I have neighbors and my compadre tells me that he has seen similar things at other times," she reports.

     These eyewitness accounts confirm the existence of strange craft that do not resemble airplanes or helicopters in size, speed or shape; said conventional aircraft almost never fly over this northern community.

     Translation (c) 2005, Scott Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Alex Sender.


Aliens Among Us

Alien Eyes Davies and Lineweaver

By Judy Skatssoon"
ABC Science Online - Australia
     Aliens may be living among us, say two scientists, who argue we may even carry some alien genes.

     Australian researchers Professor Paul Davies and Dr Charles Lineweaver outline their hypothesis in the latest issue of the journal Astrobiology.

     They say the aliens in question are likely to be primitive microbes that sprang up some four billion years ago.

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Believe it or not: McMinnville's UFO Festival Draws Flying-Saucer Trackers, Skeptics and an Alien Implant Specialist


By Mark Baker
The Register-Guard
      McMINNVILLE - He had no scalpel in his hand and no aliens by his side, but Roger Leir, the foot-doctor-turned-remover-of-alien-implants, is still a believer.

     And he wants those who have come to his workshop on the second floor of the 100-year-old Hotel Oregon here to know: "You'd be upset, too, if you had something in your arm that, when you touched it, it just started running around."

     Started running around like little alien implants the size of earthly peas do when they've been in your arm for a dozen years.

     Don't believe it? Doesn't matter. Believers and skeptics alike come to this Oregon town about 20 miles southwest of Portland every May to remember and celebrate what happened - or didn't happen - here 55 years ago when farmer Paul Trent says he photographed that flying saucer whirling over his property.

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AL Gevaerd

By A. J. Gevaerd,
Editor of the Brazilian UFO Magazine and
Head of the Brazilian Committee of UFO Researchers (CBU)
     Friday, May 20, was an historic day for Ufology in Brazil and in the world as the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), for the very first time in its history, officially receives a committee of top UFO researchers to openly discuss sightings in the country and fully exam classified UFO documents in several military facilities in Brasilia, the Federal Capital.

     By doing this very important step, Brazilian Air Force (FAB) has placed Brazil in a very short list of countries whose militaries acknowledge the Ufology as a serious activity and significative effort to fully understand the nature and origin of UFOs. “We want to have all info on the subject, that is withheld by us for some decades, fully released to public, through the UFO community”, declared brigadier Telles Ribeiro, chief of Brazilian Air Force Communication Center.

     The Brazilian Government, through the Brazilian Air Force, has finally decided to come forward and recognize the UFO research as a genuine activity as a direct result of the intense pressure made by the campaign UFOs: Freedom of Information Now, a movement started by the Brazilian UFO Magazine in April 2004. The campaign was launched by the Brazilian Committee of UFO Researchers (CBU), composed of 6 UFO civilian researchers: Claudeir Covo, Marco Petit, Rafael Cury, Reginaldo de Athayde, Fernando Ramalho and A. J. Gevaerd (Athayde was sick an replaced by new interim member veteran UFO researcher Roberto Affonso Back)

     Details of the campaign both in Portuguese and in English can be consulted at: www.ufo.com.br and www.ufo.com.br/secrecy.php

     The approach of the Brazilian military by the CBU committee started last February, ten months after the campaign begun, with a phone call from a Brazilian Air Force spokesman, major Antonio Lorenzo, and a formal invitation to a visit and a chat in some Air Force headquarters in Brasilia. Major Lorenzo fully recognized the UFO researchers’ efforts in this field and provided a few details of what kind of reserved files and procedures the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) has about the UFO Phenomena and its detection, recording and investigation in the country.

     Two meeting between the civilian UFO researchers and the military took place last Friday, May 20, and firstly happened in the headquarters of the Integrated Center of Air Defense and Air Traffic Control (Centro Integrado de Defesa Aérea e Controle de Trafego Aéreo, Cindacta), a very sensitive facility. During two hours, the researchers were given lectures of the procedures conducted at Cindacta and had the chance to visit air traffic control rooms and understand how UFOs could be detected by the Air Force personnel.

     The second and most important meeting took place just after this one at the very reserved facilities of Brazilian Air Defense Command (Comando de Defesa Aerea Brasileiro, Comdabra), an even more sensitive installation that controls the entire air defense situation in the country and surrounding areas of Atlantic Ocean and South America. In this facility the UFO researchers were given full briefing of the top aspects of aerial defense of the country.

     It was in this facility that its own commander, brigadier Atheneu Azambuja, admitted to the UFO researchers how concerned the Brazilian military are about the UFO phenomena. Azambuja also gave details of Comdabra procedures and openly admitted that the country has systematically detected and registered UFOs in the country – labeled as “H Traffic” – since 1954. That wasn’t a surprise for the UFO researchers of the Brazilian Committee of UFO Researchers (CBU), but how this registering process took place was.

     After detailed explanations of Comdabra activities, brigadier Atheneu Azambuja, for the first time in history, gave full access to the civilian UFO researchers to exam 3 different folders with classified UFO information, cases from specific dates of 1954, 1977 and 1986. The first case was an airplane pursuit of a UFO in the ocean shores of Paraná State.

     The second file was much more important. In the folder containing the 1977 docs that could be examined by the UFO researchers were dozens of cases of UFOs in the Amazon with and amazing amount of over 100 pictures made during the so-called Operation Saucer, an official program of UFO investigation by the military that took place from September to December, 1977, and has been fully covered by specialized UFO press over the world.

     The third case was the “The Official Night of UFOs in Brazil”, a very significative group of events that happened in May 1986, when 21 objects of over 100 m in diameter jammed Brazilian air traffic control system over Rio de Janeiro, Sao Jose dos Campos and Sao Paulo, mainly, and several jets were sent to intercept – without any success – the intruders.

     The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) representatives at those meetings then fully admitted that Ufology is serious business and broadly recognized the activity of UFO research by the civilian UFO community. And also guaranteed that further steps are about to be taken to let the researchers to exam the entire military UFO files in a more comprehensive way. Plus, a committee of military and civilian UFO researchers was promised to start operating very soon, coordinated by the Brazilian Committee of UFO Researchers (CBU).

     This certainly means that we will start a new era in Ufology in Brazil and in South America. Very good things are about to happen as the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) command, the Brazilian Ministry of Defense and the Brazilian president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva receive the open letters and formal requests for opening for good the documents and start the mentioned committee, as presented to them by their spokesman.

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Listen to an interview with A. J. Gevaerd conducted by Jerry Pippin and Farah Yurdozu at the March 2005 IUFOC in Laughlin, Nevada.


Sunday, May 22, 2005

UFOs? The Sky's The Limit

Bob Vanderclock
Bob Vanderclock

By Chris McKenna
Times Herald-Record
     Monroe – Let's face it. This is a big universe, and the notion that we humans (plus our little furry friends) are the only creatures occupying it is, well, just a little presumptuous. Surely, we are not alone.

   Take what happened out in the New Mexico desert in 1947. Sure, the military would later tell the world that the debris found in the sands near Roswell that summer came from an observation balloon that crashed to earth. But wait a minute. What about the initial reports of a flying disc that came apart?

   Robert VanDerClock came at this, he says, with no "preconceived notions." He'd been a "space program nut" as a kid, but he'd given little thought to the existence of extraterrestrial beings and what exactly they might be up to.

   Until 1993.

   That's when he started looking into what's known as "the Roswell incident."

   Lo and behold.

   "It took me about a week and a half to realize we'd been lied to," VanDerClock says. "It was basically the biggest story since the second coming of Christ." (OK, he's getting ahead of that story.)

   VanDerClock is a Monroe resident, a husband, a father of two. He has worked for the U.S. Postal Service his whole career and is the postmaster in Waldwick, N.J. He has a B.A. in political science from Washington College in Chestertown, Md., and served three years in the Army during the Vietnam War – doing intelligence work, he says.

   And he is absolutely, firmly convinced that we've got more in our air space than Delta jets.

   What began as a whimsical research project turned into a passion. VanDerClock is now a confirmed UFO buff, specializing in Roswell.

   "The government can't keep its story straight on this," he says. "It's had four different stories that contradict each other."

   He has written three papers on the subject, which he peddles at his speeches. He has also written an article about the late Col. Philip Corso – a former national security adviser and Roswell touchstone – for "Fate" magazine ("True Reports of the Strange & Unknown") and hopes to co-write a book with Paola Harris, the Italian ufologist (that's what they're called).

   But mostly he talks, with great enthusiasm. A former college pitcher and outfielder, he gestures with meaty hands the size of catcher's mitts as he expounds upon Roswell and the insights of old Col. Corso. He has the face of Fred Thompson, the Tennessee senator and "Law and Order" actor, with a mane of Prince Valiant hair.

   He'll speak today at the senior center in Highland Mills in what he says is "roughly" his 53rd talk on UFOs. He books these engagements nine to 10 times a year, mostly unpaid. Usually he packs them in. As of nine days ago, 45 people had already signed up for today's free talk.

   VanDerClock understands the skepticism. But what drives him crazy are the people who just scoff without listening to facts.

   "It's OK not to believe," he says. "But if you're faced with sworn testimony … "

   Not to mention a piece of a spaceship.

   VanDerClock says he handled one last year at a conference in Gaithersberg, Md. – the first annual "X-Conference," reportedly attended by nearly 600 people. He claims he was handed a shiny object that looked like coal, the size of a "large police whistle." He held it in his palm for about 30 seconds.

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Saturday, May 21, 2005

Spacecraft circling Mars Takes Pictures of Fellow Orbiters

Mars Odyssey

     U.S. and European spacecraft orbiting Mars are seen in pictures taken by another spacecraft orbiting the Red Planet, Jet Propulsion Laboratory said Thursday.

     The images taken by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor show NASA's Mars Odyssey and the European Space Agency's Mars Express.

     JPL said the images mark the first time a spacecraft orbiting another planet has taken pictures of other spacecraft orbiting the same planet.

     Mars Global Surveyor's camera photographed Mars Express from a distance of about 155 miles on April 20 and the next day took a picture of Mars Odyssey at a distance of 56 to 84 miles.

     Mars Global Surveyor has been orbiting Mars since 1997 and Mars Odyssey since 2001. Mars Express reached the planet in 2003.


Bob Lazar: The Man Behind Element 115

Bob Lazar

By George Knapp
Investigative Reporter
     How does this sound -- a conversion kit that would allow your car to run on clean, plentiful hydrogen? It's in the works in New Mexico, and the name of the guy who is building it may ring a bell. He's Bob Lazar, and 16 years ago he told the I-Team's George Knapp about Area 51 and said scientists there were studying UFOs. He dropped out of sight, but George caught up with him.

     As a teenager, Bob Lazar built a jet-powered bicycle, then a jet Honda, then a jet dragster. These day's he's focused on a different propulsion system. Bob Lazar, former government scientist, said, "Every vehicle we have here is powered by hydrogen."

     At his new home in rural New Mexico, Lazar has been working on a conversion kit that will turn any car into a hydrogen hybrid. His two vehicles have already been converted and can travel up to 450 miles on hydrogen, then switch automatically back to gasoline. Lazar wants to take it a step further.

     Lazar said, "Every major car company is working on a hydrogen system, but the only difference is, they want to sell you a new hydrogen car and sell you hydrogen gas at hydrogen gas stations. Basically, we're making a conversion kit you can use in your own car and instead of buying hydrogen from someone else, you make it."

     He makes hydrogen using water and a solar powered generator. But again, with a Lazar twist. "It's the only particle accelerator on the block, I guarantee ya."

     The small lab behind his home has a 30-foot long particle accelerator he built from scratch. He uses it to produce metal hydrides, which absorb hydrogen gas like a sponge and make it much safer to use as a fuel.

     Lazar says, "You can do that with ordinary metal hydrides but we found a way to manipulate the atomic structure to change things. It's worked fantastically."

     George Knapp teases, "It almost sounds like you're a real scientist."

     Lazar replies, "That's what they tell me."

     It's an inside joke based on the ridicule Lazar has faced ever since he went public in 1989 with his claims that he worked on flying saucers in the Nevada desert. The military refused to answer any questions about Lazar or his claims, nor could we verify much of anything about his life.

     Lazar told us he previously worked at Los Alamos National Lab. The lab repeatedly denied it, even after we found Lazar's name in the lab phone book. His critics say that since he can't prove he ever earned a college degree, he can't be a real scientist, even if he can build jet engines, hydrogen systems and particle accelerators.

     Is there a way to prove any part of his story? Maybe. In 1989, Lazar claimed the ET saucers he worked on could produce their own gravity. This propulsion was made possible by a superheavy substance Lazar called Element 115. What is the problem with this story? Element 115 did not exist in 1989. Now, however, it does.

     Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore Lab created a miniscule amount of 115 last year. A profound development, but the material decayed almost instantly. So where did the government get 500 pounds of the stuff, which is what Lazar claimed long ago?

     Lazar says, "It has to come from some place where it's natural, like from a super nova."

     In other words, it comes from a solar system other than ours. Lazar's critics say the fact that 115 as created in a lab is unstable and fleeting proves Lazar is a liar. Lazar says the first batch was only a starting point and that he will be proven right in the long run.

     "I'd like to see them continue to work and produce different isotopes of 115 because they're gonna come up with a handful of different varieties and they're gonna come up with a stable isotope, and that's what we're interested," he countered.

     By no means does he dwell on being proven right. He and his wife have left the UFO crowd far behind and could care less, they say. Lazar stands by his original story, but says, "I can't say I would do it again. I would probably keep my mouth shut this time."

     George Knapp inquired, "But you must get a twinge about the program."

     Lazar said, "Oh sure. I mean, who wouldn't like to go back and see what they're doing now? But on the other hand, I'd rather be here."

     Earlier this year, British scientists say they demonstrated an anti-gravity system that appears to be based on the theories revealed years ago by Lazar. Some scientists say it's proof that what Lazar said about Element 115 is true after all.

     The I-Team will let you know how it comes out.

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See Also: Bob Lazar: The Man Behind Area 51


Friday, May 20, 2005

An Occult Translation of the Roswell Event: Count down to 2012

Roswell Saucer

By David E. Flynn
Guest Editorial
Raider News Update
     No UFO conversation goes very long without mention of the Roswell event. It is the pre-eminent story of extraterrestrial folklore. Paradoxically, some say that what occurred near Roswell NM in July 1947 will never be entirely known. Others, like our own government, claim it was a simple case of misidentification... no mystery. But there is a mystery...and there is good reason to believe the truth was covered up.

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Bob Lazar: The Man Behind Area 51

Bob Lazar

By George Knapp
Investigative Reporter
     As the Area 51 military base prepares to celebrate its 50th birthday next week, the man who put the base on the public's radar screen says he wants nothing to do with the place.

   Former government scientist Bob Lazar is the man who claimed to have worked on alien technology at a facility near Groom Lake, but Lazar left town years ago and has kept a low profile ever since.

   Millions of people have heard Bob Lazar's story, and a lot of them believe it. The poohbahs of ufology think Lazar is a government disinformation agent assigned to spread lies and muddy the waters about what really goes on at Area 51. Still others think he's a profiteer who made it all up because he wanted to cash in.

   Lazar decided years ago to leave the sniping behind. He left the state, dropped out of sight and started a new life. So where is he and what's he doing?

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Thursday, May 19, 2005

Where Was NORAD Sept. 11, 2001?

NORAD Entrance

The Norwich Bulletin
By Douglas Bassett
Letter To The Editor
     OK, so we had another off-course plane in Washington, D.C., on May 11. Two Air Force jets were in the air within minutes and escorting the plane down. That is exactly the way the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) was set up to protect America from malicious or terrorist planes.

     On Sept. 11, 2001, American Airlines Flight 11 left Logan Airport, and went off course at 8:15 a.m. and failed to follow instructions at 8:20 a.m. At 8:45 a.m. it crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center. That's 25 minutes.

     American Airlines Flight 77 left Dulles Airport in Virginia (just 10 minutes from Andrews Air Force Base) at 8:10 a.m. It disappeared from radar at 8:56 a.m. when the hijackers turned off the transponder.

     It was out of touch and off course for 46 minutes, flying to the Ohio border and back before crashing into the Pentagon at 9:40 a.m. At 8:56 a.m., when Flight 77 went off radar, Flight 11 had already crashed into the north tower of the WTC.

     At 9:06 a.m., United Airlines Flight 175 was the third plane to crash. It hit the south tower of the WTC. Sequentially, this is 80 minutes of lost and off-course plane traffic.

     As a result, more than 3,000 people were killed and a motive for war was announced. On Sept. 11, 2001, not one NORAD jet was dispatched until it was too late.

     This was the work of a few senior officials and was never investigated. This timeline and much more detailed information can be found at www.public-action.com/911/noradsend.html.

     I am urging Americans to ask their elected officials, "Where was NORAD on Sept. 11, 2001?" Demand an independent investigation into the whereabouts of NORAD on that day.


Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Chile: Cigar-Shaped UFO Photographed Over Volcano

UFO Cigar Chili

A mysterious cigar-shaped object was photographed in the vicinity of the Osorno volcano; local residents claim such phenomena are common in the region (TERRA.cl)

The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
     SANTIAGO, March 30. - During the month of February and in the midst of summer vacation in the vicinity of Lake Llanquihue, a variety of aerial phenomena were reported that were subsequently associated with the UFO phenomenon.

     Farmers from neighboring communities furnished eyewitness reports in strange lights with irregular movements, usually vanishing from sight near the Osorno Volcano.

     One such sighting was recorded on Jorge Quinn's photo camera as he spent his vacation near the site. The image was completely accidental and the UFO's presence was discovered only after his return to Santiago de Chile. The image shows a cigar-shaped UFO, a configuration catalogued as one of the most common and largest in the UFO phenomenon.

     It should be noted that Southern Chile is considered as a "hot zone" on a global level as regards the presence of unidentified flying objects. Over the past 20 years, highly interesting photographs of unknown objects have been recorded in the vicinity of the Osorno Volcano.

     Translation (c) 2005, Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology (IHU). Special thanks to Camilo Valdivieso.


Tuesday, May 17, 2005

General Douglas MacArthur—Prophet!
UFO News

MacArthur Cropped

Excerpts From MacArthur's Farewell Speech Before The Corps of Cadets at West Point

     Note—It's no doubt that if those that were/are familiar with such a "noteworthy speech," by such a celebrated man as "General Douglas MacArthur"; that if asked to recall the highlights, one would profess . . . "duty," "honor," "country!" Those three words were burnt into the souls of the young cadets mesmerized by this American hero; yet as the years would pass, other parts of this renowned oratory have become more cogent.

     Did MacArthur possess a noesis shared by a small minority so long ago?

     . . . You now face a new world, a world of change. The thrust into outer space of the satellite, spheres and missiles marked the beginning of another epoch in the long story of mankind - the chapter of the space age. In the five or more billions of years the scientists tell us it has taken to form the earth, in the three or more billion years of development of the human race, there has never been a greater, a more abrupt or staggering evolution. We deal now not with things of this world alone, but with the illimitable distances and as yet unfathomed mysteries of the universe. We are reaching out for a new and boundless frontier. We speak in strange terms: of harnessing the cosmic energy; of making winds and tides work for us; of creating unheard synthetic materials to supplement or even replace our old standard basics; of purifying sea water for our drink; of mining ocean floors for new fields of wealth and food; of disease preventatives to expand life into the hundred of years; of controlling the weather for a more equitable distribution of heat and cold, of rain and shine; of space ships to the moon; of the primary target in war, no longer limited to the armed forces of an enemy, but instead to include his civil populations; of ultimate conflict between a united human race and the sinister forces of some other planetary galaxy; of such dreams and fantasies as to make life the most exciting of all time.. . ..

     Let civilian voices argue the merits or demerits of our processes of government. Whether our strength is being sapped by deficit financing indulged in too long, by federal paternalism grown too mighty, by power groups grown too arrogant, by politics grown too corrupt, by crime grown too rampant, by morals grown too low, by taxes grown too high, by extremists grown too violent; whether our personal liberties are as firm and complete as they should be.


The Real Deathstar! Or, Richard Hoagland Would Beg to Differ

Richard Hoagland
Richard Hoagland

By Thomas Horn
Senior RNU News Reporter
     Radio astronomer Paulo Freire believes he's solved two of the oddities on Saturn's moon Iapetus--its dark side and the puzzling ridge at its equator. Richard Hoagland sees it differently. Very, very differently.

     RNU.com – (Raiders News Update) - Italian astronomer and engineer Giovanni Domenico Cassini discovered Saturn's moon Iapetus [eye-AP-i-tus] in 1672, though it was not named "Iapetus" at the time. Sir John Herschel gave the moon the mythological name in 1847, after one of the Titans mentioned by Homer in the Iliad.

     In Greek mythology Iapetus was the son of Uranus and Gaia, and father of Atlas, Prometheus, Epimetheus, and Menoetius. Because Atlas was one of the "fathers of mankind", Iapetus was understood in myth to be a progenitor of man, of Homo Sapiens, a creator god, winking at man as his light dimmed then brightened every 40 days.

     Using his small refracting telescope, Giovanni somehow correctly deciphered the disappearing and reappearing act of Iapetus. One hemisphere of the moon is darker than the other and therefore makes it appear to vanish then reappear as it revolves Saturn.

     A second puzzling characteristic, not discovered until NASA's Cassini spacecraft flew by recently, is a ridge 1300 kilometres (808 miles) long and 20 kilometres (12 miles) high stretching over one third of the moon's equator. No other moon in the solar system has been found with such a stunning feature... literally a 60,000 foot high wall.

     This is the wall that caused Richard C. Hoagland, bestselling author of The Monuments on Mars to say, "[this] forces serious reconsideration of a range of staggering possibilities … that some will most certainly find … upsetting: That, it could really be a “wall” … a vast, planet spanning, artificial construct!!"

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Brazilian Ufologists Make Headway!

Brazil UFO Map

By Frank Warren
     It would appear that unlike here in the states leading Ufologists of Brazil have made some headway in regards to the government, or specifically the “Brazilian Aerospace Defense Command” (Comdabra) pertaining to the release of classified documents concerning UFOs and official investigations thereof.

     For years Ufologists of that country have been asking the Comdabra to “open the files” to the public, or at the very least to the group that has pushed the issue. Finally the Comdabra has agreed to discuss that possibility.

     One of the principals involved in the quest for the truth is “Ademar Jose Gevaerd, “founder and publisher of UFO Magazine (of Brazil). It is the intent of he and others to create a commission with both civil and military specialists for the investigation of any past and future occurrences involving the UFO phenomenon, and he cites recent events in Chile as an example.

     The meeting between the Comdabra and the civilian UFO group is to take place this Friday, May 20th.


UFO Festival To Premier Docudrama of Historic Alien Encounter!

Barry Conrad
Barry Conrad

Festival, Cable TV to Show Kelly ‘Green Men' Film

The Kentucky New Era

     Producers of a docu-drama featuring the 1955 invasion of "little green men" in the Kelly community of Christian County will give Hopkinsville a sneak peek of the film "Monsters of the UFO" at the 50th anniversary celebration in August.

Lisa McIntosh of Barcon Video Productions in Glendale, Calif., which is producing the film, said she and co-producer Barry Conrad plan to attend the Little Green Men Festival on Aug. 19-21.

"We're bringing the one-hour version of the Kelly story to the festival. We may even bring one of the creatures we used for the film with us," McIntosh said. "We're really excited about coming."

"Monsters of the UFO" includes dramatizations and interviews of three stories involving close encounters with unexplained phenomenon. In addition to the Kelly incident, the film will explore first-hand accounts of the Mothman legend in Point Pleasant, W.Va., and the Flatwoods Monster in Flatwoods, W.Va.

Wanted: SA UFO spotters

UFO Spotters

By Craig Bishop

     Pietermaritzburg - If you've ever had an alien love child or seen a flying saucer then you're the ideal candidate for a South African panel of UFO experts.

     Co-ordinator of the South African Unidentified Flying Object Research Association, Val McCarthy, said the association desperately needed a fourth alien "experiencer" for its panel.

     "Aliens only appear to people who are spiritually evolved and who are responsible enough to spread their message," said McCarthy.

     And what is the message?

     "People must stop destroying the planet. Our actions affect other civilisations. We have to learn to live in harmony with mother earth," McCarthy explained.

     She said that she had encountered extra-terrestrial beings on three occasions and, as an amateur astronomer, was well-acquainted with 99 percent of all objects in the sky.

     She said that when she was 16 and living in Sandringham, in Johannesburg's northern suburbs, she had a sudden, strong "telepathic" urge to look out the window.

     "Then I saw them - orange, red and white lights erratically zig-zagging all over the sky. Then they obviously raised their vibrations and blinked out," she said.

     Plenty have been spotted

     She said her mother had seen a silent, cigar-shaped mother-ship complete with portholes.

     There have not been many UFO sightings on the African continent or, if there are, they don't make the news, according to one internet UFO site.

     Nevertheless, plenty of UFOs have been spotted from the Cape to KwaZulu-Natal.

     In 1989 late KwaZulu-Natal writer and Cambridge University physicist Elizabeth Klarer claimed to have had a child, Ayling, with her alien lover, Akon.

     She said Akon came from the planet Meton, some 4.2 light years from earth.

     Ayling would now be 46 years old and was, according to the most recent reports, an astrophysicist scouring the universe with his father, wife Clea and young son.

     Klarer brought back a ring, crystals and rocks and a fern from Planet Meton, which, according to UFO experts were found to be far older than anything on earth.

     Klarer's close friend, Pietermaritzburg UFO club founder, Kitty Smith, says people should not be scared of the unknown.

     he says she saw an alien ship while at Champagne Castle with her son, Greg, who was 13 at the time.

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Monday, May 16, 2005

NASA's CloudSat Spacecraft Arrives at Launch Site

Cloudsat in Orbit With UFO


      A NASA spacecraft designed to reveal the inner secrets of Earth's clouds has arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., to begin final launch preparations.

     The CloudSat spacecraft arrived at Vandenberg from Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boulder, Colo., on May 2. Following final tests, it will be integrated onto a Boeing Delta II launch vehicle, sharing its ride into orbit later this year with another NASA spacecraft, the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation, or Calipso.

     CloudSat and Calipso will give us new, 3-D perspectives on Earth's clouds and aerosols that will answer questions about how they form, evolve and affect our weather, climate, water supply and air quality.

     CloudSat and Calipso employ revolutionary measurement technologies that will probe Earth's atmosphere as never before. Each spacecraft transmits pulses of electromagnetic energy and measures the portion scattered back to the instruments. CloudSat's Cloud Profiling Radar is more than 1,000 times more sensitive than typical weather radar. Calipso's polarization lidar instrument can tell the difference between ice and water in clouds, and between liquid and solid aerosol particles. By distinguishing aerosols from ice particles based on combined Calipso and CloudSat data, we will gain new insight into dynamics and properties of clouds and their influence on Earth's radiation balance.

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Google Maps Show Apparent UFOS

Google UFO

Ted Holmes

     An experiment in online collective intelligence. Can the experts identify these objects caught on Google maps?

     Here are a couple of Flickr posts which show all the objects in one collage and an overview map showing their relative positions

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Cow Mutilation Investigator Says Truth Is Out There

Saucer Abducting Cow


     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Human researchers, not Martians, likely mysteriously mutilated cattle in the Southwest during the 1970s and 1980s.

That's what a retired police officer tells Action 7 News.

He would like to say more, but he says the topic is too "sensitive."

"It's solved. I know who did it," said Gabe Valdez, a retired New Mexico State Police officer. "I don't want to go on too much, because it's so sensitive – the research that we're doing."


Blackout UFO-2
The Journal of Hispanic Ufology

Source: El Chañarcillo

Two objects traveling at high speed interrupted the electric supply in the city of Copiapó and the commune of Caldera.

     Word is circulating in various sectors of the city of Copiapó and the commune of Caldera that the blackout that plunged them into darkness on Wednesday between 20: 00 and 21:15 hours could have been "caused by the sudden transit of two UFOs" (unidentified flying objects).

     The situation has gained a certain measure of "credibility" when it considering that the blackout would have been caused by a malfunction at the 110,000 volt transmission facilities, which has been neither confirmed nor denied by the Atacama Power Utility (Empresa Electrica de Atacama), which has limited itself to saying "the problem is under investigation."

     Local resident Gonzalo Delgado, who flatly refused to be photographed "since they'd think I was a nut", told the El Chañarcillo newspaper that "around 8 p.m. on Wednesday I was in the Cuesta de Cardone sector, hitchhiking my way back into the city. I suddenly realized that two objects crossed the sky at high speed and when I turned around to look at the city, I realized that it had vanished. That leads me to believe that it was at the time that the power failure occurred. Two trucks were also coming down the road at the same time, whose drivers could have also seen the phenomenon."

     He stresses that he thought long and hard about reporting what he had seen, since he feared being dismissed as a lunatic, "which I think would be unfair, since I did see the two luminous objects." The worker stressed that he could not "ascertain that the transit of those objects was responsible for the power failure, but if EMELAT is still investigating, what else could one think?"

     No official version of the case has been produced to this day, leaving the possibility of two UFOs being responsible for said blackout a complete mystery.

Translation (c) 2005, Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology. Special thanks to Terra.cl


The 100 Most Influential People in Ufology Today


By FATE Magazine
FATE Magazine
2005 UFO Special

     Dan Akroyd, actor, has a long-held fascination with UFO phenomena, and was named as MUFON’s official Hollywood Consultant in 2004. In a recent interview about his newly bestowed title, Akroyd commented, “There’s footage (on MUFONs website) of some of the stuff that we’re getting out of California, some objects that are very credible.” His fame, influence, and public pro-UFO comments easily land him a spot on Fate’s 100 Most Important People in Ufology list.

     Jan Aldrich is the coordinator of PROJECT 1947, a worldwide effort to document the origins of the modern UFO phenomenon. Aldrich’s project has compiled a massive amount of data ranging from government documents, newspaper stories, magazine clippings, and other documents. Much of the material gathered by PROJECT 1947 is on display at their website www.project1947.com.

     Stephen Bassett is the United States’ only congressional UFO lobbyist. He is the founder of the Paradigm Research Group and Executive Director of the Extraterrestrial Phenomena Political Action Committee (X-PPAC). Bassett also runs the popular Paradigm Clock website and is a frequent guest on radio talk shows around the country. In 2002, he ran as an independent in the congressional campaign for the 8th District of Maryland. Bassett’s annual X-Conference in Washington, D.C., is widely regarded as one of the most important annual gatherings of ufologists in the United States.

     Timothy Green Beckley, “Mr. UFO,” is a prolific author and publisher of UFO books, and the force behind the popular website www.conspiracyjournal.com. Beckley’s take on UFOs? “Some UFOs may be interplanetary craft, but the majority have to be placed in some other category. During radio and TV interviews the host always asks about my opinion on UFOs. I always tell him it doesn’t matter what my opinion is, UFOs act independently of my beliefs or anyone else’s!”

     Art Bell. When it comes to influential people in contemporary ufology, this late-night talk show host finds himself near the top of the heap. From his one-man broadcasting center in Pahrump, Nevada, Bell hosts the weekend edition of Coast to Coast AM, one of the most successful overnight talk radio shows in history. The creator and original weeknight host of Coast to Coast AM, Art Bell made the show wildly popular around the world, exploring such topics as UFOs, remote viewing, crop circles, cattle mutilations, conspiracy theories, and more. Bell retired from the show he made famous in 2000, but eventually returned in 2003 to become Coast’s weekend host.

     Don Berliner serves as chairman of the Fund for UFO Research and is co-author of the recent book Crash at Corona, along with fellow ufologist Stanton Friedman. He is the author of numerous books and articles on aviation.

     William Birnes is a best-selling author (The Day After Roswell), a New York literary publishing agent who has written and edited more than 25 books and encyclopedias, and publisher of UFO Magazine.

     Greg Bishop is the editor of The Excluded Middle, a quarterly publication that brings readers articles on UFOs and general Fortean topics. His work has also appeared in UFO Magazine, Magical Blend, and Fortean Times. Bishop’s latest book is Project Beta: The Story of Paul Bennewitz, National Security, and the Creation of a Modern UFO Myth.

     Errol Bruce-Knapp has worked in broadcast media for over 45 years and is the host of Strange Days Indeed, a Toronto, Ontario, UFO radio show. He’s been intrigued by UFOs for many years and got involved, on an almost full-time basis, in 1993 when he got his first computer and joined the Ontario chapter of MUFON. His website, www.virtuallystrange.com, is the online meeting place of choice for many of today’s top ufologists.

     Larry Bryant operates the Washington, D.C., office of the UFO group Citizens Against UFO Secrecy (CAUS). Recently retired after a 36-year career in writing and editing for U. S. Army publications, Bryant says, “My government career paralleled my ufological pursuits; not always amicably. That certainly related to my having filed more UFO-related lawsuits in federal court than has anyone else in the entire universe.” Bryant’s UFO beliefs fall into the traditional “UFOs as mechanical craft created by extraterrestrial biological entities” category. He says, “If the hard-core evidence of UFO reality (i.e., ‘some UFOs represent somebody else’s spaceships’) were to be weighed by a grand jury, I have little doubt that an indictment would be handed down, an indictment shaming and rebuking the high priests of Scientism.”

     Grant Cameron is one of Canada’s leading ufologists. He has studied and written extensively about Wilbert Smith, head of the Canadian government’s UFO investigation, Project Magnet. His most recent research involves U.S. presidents and UFOs. Cameron is, perhaps, most famous for a question he posed to U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney about UFOs on a live radio show in 2001: “Have you ever been briefed on the subject of UFOs, and if you have, when was it and what were you told?” Cheney replied, jokingly, and semi-mysteriously, “Well, if I had been briefed on it, I’m sure it was probably classified and I couldn’t talk about it.”

     Mark Carlotto, professional imaging expert, is one of the foremost investigators of Martian anomalies, having written numerous books, articles, analyses, and peer-reviewed papers on the subject. Carlotto currently serves as editor-in-chief of New Frontiers in Science, an online journal that examines unexplained and controversial phenomena.

     Jerome Clark is a former editor-in-chief of Fate, former vice-president and current board member of the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies, editor of the quarterly publication The International UFO Reporter, and author of reams of UFO articles, papers, reviews, and books. His three-volume UFO Encyclopedia encompasses nearly every conceivable aspect of the UFO phenomena and is widely considered a classic.

     Dwight Connelly has been editor of theMUFON UFO Journal since 1997 and is the editor of The World’s Best UFO Cases, one of the best UFO titles in print.

     Scott Corrales is the editor of Inexplicata: The Journal of Hispanic Ufology, and of course, a frequent contributor to Fate. Corrales’ work in illuminating UFO reports out of Latin America has been invaluable to the field of ufology. Many of today’s best UFO reports are coming from this corner of the globe, and without his important reporting, many of these sightings would likely go unnoticed in the English-speaking world of North American ufology.

     Peter Davenport is among the most important people in ufology today. Since 1994, he has been director of the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC), which takes daily UFO reports from across North America. Davenport reports on many of the UFO sightings NUFORC receives as a regular guest on Sightings with Jeff Rense and Coast to Coast AM, as well as during lectures and presentations at annual UFO conferences. In addition to being the director of NUFORC, Davenport has served as the director of investigations for the Washington Chapter of MUFON. Davenport has a lengthy and impressive resumé, including work experience as a college instructor, a commercial fisherman, a Russian translator in the Soviet Union, a fisheries observer, and a flight instructor, and political experience as a candidate for the Washington State legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives. Davenport’s recent work involving passive-radar techniques to detect UFOs may take ufology in an important new direction in coming years.

     Paul Davids is a major Hollywood player when it comes to extraterrestrial phenomena. He was executive producer and co-writer of the Showtime film Roswell, starring Martin Sheen and Kyle MacLachlan, which was nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Television Motion Picture of 1994. Davids is a frequent speaker at many annual UFO events and has been an active proponent of ufology since his own UFO sighting in 1987.

     Lisa Davis has succeeded Jim Moseley as chair of the annual National UFO Conference (NUFOC). Davis has been researching UFO and abduction phenomena for nearly a decade. In 2003, she formed The Foundation For Abduction Research And Support (FFARS) to educate, support, and empower individuals unwillingly involved in the abduction experience.

     Preston Dennett is a California-based field investigator for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). He has had more than 70 articles published in most of the major UFO publications, including Fate and the MUFON UFO Journal. He is the author of UFO Healings, One in Forty: The UFO Epidemic, Extraterrestrial Visitations, and UFOs Over Topanga Canyon.

     Richard Dolan, a relative newcomer to ufology, has made a major mark with his first book UFOs and the National Security State, hailed as one of the best UFO titles to hit the market in years when it was released in 2000. Dolan became interested in the UFO problem in 1994, approaching it from the standpoint of his academic training in history and politics. He was intrigued by the fact that mainstream and academic culture continued to treat UFOs as amusement, but that so many intelligent people privately had taken it seriously. Dolan is currently working on the much anticipated follow-up to his first book.

     Ann Druffel began investigating UFO reports in southern California in 1957 as a member of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP). In 1970, she joined MUFON and the then newly-formed Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS). Druffel has personally researched over 2,000 Los Angeles Basin UFO reports through the years. As a writer, she has contributed over 180 articles on various aspects of the UFO enigma to numerous UFO journals and magazines and she has also written books, including How to Defend Yourself Against Alien Abuctions, and her latest, Firestorm, a biography of scientist and UFO researcher Dr. James McDonald.

     Don and Vicki Ecker are the husband and wife team behind UFO Magazine, a bi-monthly publication dedicated to bring readers the best in all things UFO-related. Don has been the director of research for UFO Magazine since 1988. Vicki is the magazine’s editor-in-chief. A retired law enforcement officer, Don Ecker broke the STS-48 space shuttle UFO encounter on NBC and CNN. During the 1990’s he wrote the “Whistleblower” series for UFO Magazine detailing the stories of John Lear, Bob Lazar, and Bill Cooper. Together, Don and Vicki Ecker have put a skeptical but honest eye on the UFO subject through their magazine. Both appear at UFO conferences around the world on a regular basis.

     Lou Farish runs the UFO Newsclipping Service, which produces a monthly newsletter of UFO stories that have appeared in newspapers around the world. Farish’s newsletter is an invaluable source of credible UFO reports. In addition, he is the organizer of the annual Ozark UFO Conference, held in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

     George Filer, East Coast director of MUFON, is the man behind “Filer’s Files,” a weekly roundup of UFO reports from around the world. “Filer’s Files” appears in the MUFON UFO Journal as well as on the Internet and is required reading for anyone interested in the subject.

     Raymond Fowler has worked for decades on the UFO phenomenon, and his contributions to ufology are respected by researchers throughout the world. Fowler’s background includes a tour with the U.S. Air Force Security Service and 25 years with GTE Government Systems. His UFO investigation reports have been published in congressional hearings, military publications, newspapers, magazines, and professional journals in the United States and abroad. Fowler has served as chairman of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) Massachusetts Subcommittee, as an early warning coordinator for the USAF-contracted UFO Study at the University of Colorado, as a scientific associate for the Center for UFO Study, and as director of investigations on the MUFON board of directors. His books include, UFOs: Interplanetary Visitors, The Andreasson Affair, Casebook of a UFO Investigator, The Watchers, The Allagash Abductions, and The Andreasson Legacy.

     Stanton Friedman, longtime UFO researcher, author, and lecturer, is in the upper echelon of today’s UFO field. Friedman was employed for 14 years as a nuclear physicist for companies such as GE, GM, Westinghouse, TRW Systems, Aerojet General Nucleonics, and McDonnell Douglas. Since 1967, he has lectured on the topic “Flying Saucers ARE Real!” more than 600 times in 50 states, 9 provinces, and 13 other countries. He is the author of Crash at Corona and Top Secret/MAJIC, and has published more than 80 UFO papers and articles. He has provided written testimony to the U.S. Congress and has appeared twice at the United Nations. In 2002, Friedman was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Leeds, England, by UFO Magazine (UK). Friedman believes that UFOs are alien spacecraft, that the subject of flying saucers represents a “Cosmic Watergate,” and that none of the anti-UFO arguments made by skeptics stand up to careful scrutiny. “We are dealing with the biggest story of the past millennium: visits to Earth by alien spacecraft and the successful cover-up by our governments.”

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