Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Argentina: Was 'Laser Light Show' Mistaken for Flying Saucer?

Laser Light Show

Was the UFO a large laser light show taking place in a neighboring town?
The lights seen by residents of Vista Alegre early Monday morning could have had a more rational explanation

Rio Negro Online

     CORDERO (ACS) - The lights seen by Vista Alegre residents may have formed part of a laser light show that was taking place on the other side of the river, some 600 meters from its banks. These were the words of Cordero Council President Fabian Galli, who explained: "I am not saying that the locals couldn't have seen a situation different to what they describe, nor am I saying that they are lying or anything similar: I suggest that there could have been a mistake."

     Galli insisted in that he was not "denying" the UFO sighted in the Costa de Reyes area, nor along the Vista Alegre coastal region on Monday morning. "We believe that there might have been some confusion and are therefore contributing this information toward research in order not to alarm people."

     Due to the alarm on the part of the locals, the entire coastal area became crowded with squad cars from Vista Alegre, Centeario and Neuquén, while those elements summoned in turn Air Force and aeronautical personnel.

     Galli went on to describe that at the time when the residents claimed having seen powerful lights in the sky, and which even lit up in a single go an area the size of three large willow trees in the area, there were laser beams being emitted from 21:30 hours to 01:30 hours as part of the last festivities of his community's anniversary, which was on November 15. "As from 21:30 hours we activated an electrical device that is one of a kind in the area and which was lent to us by a neighbor who owns a dance hall in Barda. It produces circular lights at high altitude with constantly gyrating laser-type beams."

     He described that the beams produced lights in eight concentric circles rotating "at high altitiude" and that the device issued these lights continuously until 1:30 a.m. when they ended with six minutes of fireworks "that produced explosions high in the air, cascading multicolored lights."

Translation (c) 2005. S. Corrales, IHU.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Argentina: Police Respond To UFO Sighting - Summon The Air Force Command

UFOs Over Neuquén River
Rio Negro Online

Vista Alegre's Night Was Lit by a UFO
     NEUQUEN (AN).- Luciano Manrique always thought that people were "talking guff" and the UFOs were bunk. As of yesterday morning, the boy and the majority of the residents of Costa de Reyes no longer think that way. "It was a bunch of lights of all colors, coming out of a circle that had at least 50 meters wide. All together they were the size of three large trees. It was over the river for a while and later ran about a kilometer over to the small farms. There were three of us and we followed it. Then it suddenly shot out something like many lights together and it looked like it was going to explode...we ran away quickly, followed it for too long." Luciano, 18, says he was scared despite the fact of being with his uncles, Carlos and Hilario. Everything began after 12 midnight, with lights that expanded to the very coast itself.

     "I went to bed early. My uncle Carlitos (34) called me by cell phone and I went out. I always thought that UFOs were guff," said the boy from Costa de Reyes, a populated corner of the locality of Vista Alegre. There, between twelve thirty and two in the morning, an enormous light like a flying saucer appeared over one of the islands of the Neuquén River amid the commotion in the neighborhood. Curiosity and intrigue even reached the Police, which appeared en masse to witness the spectacle and, of course, to determine what was going on. "I only asked the police, [they said] that what was seen were blue and yellow lines that came out of that thing," said Antonia Quialpi, a local woman who abandoned the comfort of her bed to see the "Flying Saucer".

     "I woke up on account of the squad cars. Eight patrol cars arrived in front of the race part. I looked at the commotion through the window, since when these things happen, the police can seize you as an eyewitness, and I'm not up to those transactions," said another neighbor who lives on the access road to the Costa de Reyes jockey club.

     The object's presence caused the appearence of Walter Cofre, Neuquen's chief of police, and of police personnel that reported in from the provincial capital. The Air Force Command in Neuquen was summoned from the police prefecture itself.

     "We went after two in the morning and the personnel remained until dawn. We saw nothing and stayed until dawn. People claim having seen those lights but we could not ratify it," maintained Santiago Romero, the director of the Neuquen Airport.

     Costa de Reyes is located some two kilometers from the limits of Vista Alegre and its name has nothing to do with royalty. There is a resident surnamed Reyes who occupied a good segment on the coast in a place where barricades are being built to keep the Neuquen River from causing flood damage. "Nothing like this had ever happened before," said Antonia Quilapi, the historic resident of the riverside wilderness.

     Yesterday, the talk of the town was the spectacle that everyone claimed to have seen in the sky. What was it? Many lights were coming and going to and from a round large object. "One of our cameras arived only five minutes late,according to what we were told. I don't know if there was something, but everyone was up in arms," said Lucio Piancola, a Channel 7 producer.

     Residents say that the object vanished rigth above the house of former town intendant Ernesto Meschini after having been suspended over the river. From the get-go, the possibility that it could have been a Police chopper was dismissed. Also dismissed is that any photos may have been taken from there. If the event replays itself, residents are geared up for a safari and claim that they will photograph the UFO in order to keep it from being "unidentified".

* Translation (c) 2005. Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology (IHU).

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UFO Over Vista Alegre, Neuquén
The Journal of Hispanic Ufology

Three young men claimed haivng seen a UFO in a field in the locality of Vista Alegre, Neuquén. "It was a circular light that lit up suddenly and then vanished."
     Three young men claimed having seen an unidentified flying object (UFO) this morning in a field of the small locality of Vista Alegre, some 25 km from the provincial capital.

     The strange event mobilized provincial authorities to the place and to even notify the Air Force headquarters in Neuquén to participate in the case.

     Juan Carlos Manque said that this morning, while in the company of two friends, he witnessed a strange light in the sky as they walked past an area near the Costa de Reyes neighborhood in the locality of Vista Alegre, Neuquén.

     "It was a circular light that we saw at a certain distance, as though it were losing altitude. It caught our attention and we kept walking in that direction."

     Using their cell phones, the youths notified some relatives to come out of their homes and witness the phenomenon.

     Manque noted that at a given moment "the light was much stronger, it lit up suddenly and we were able to see how it lit up some 50 meters around it. That's when we felt sort of scared, but then it vanished all of a sudden."

     Police personnel from the locality of Centenario sent out several mobile units and personnel who reached the site and spoke to the teens who claimed having witnessed "a strange light".

     Police authorities also advised the Air Force command at Neuquén, which reported to Vista Alegre. Residents of this small community are still commenting about the event.

     Unidentified flying objects have been seen in this area as well as in other parts of the country, but it has been a long time since a sighting of these characteristics was reported.

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

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Isn't It About Time Rick Doty Was Taken Outside And Humanely Disposed Off?

Stuart Miller
By Stuart Miller
UFO Disinfo R

     It sure is, 'cos Rick's been at it again.

     Now of course, none of us really know the score with Mr. Doty's status as to his former Intelligence employment. In fact I'm sure even he doesn't. But one assumed that having helped murder Paul Bennewitz, he retired to write parking tickets and eventually to go on to become a sheister - professions he did not seem to stay at too long. But he's got to be old now and probably retired. And yet, you never know with old dogs. Because something has recently surfaced on the Net which carries the heavy and profound odour of God's Gift To The Intelligence Disinformation Community.

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Monday, November 28, 2005

A UFO in Catamarca?

UFO Over Catamarca (Enhanced)
A man caught this image with his camera phone at Cuesta del Totoral—the experts analyzed the photos and said it was an optical effect.


     The camera of a cellular telephone caught an object in the sky of Cuesta del Totoral, in the province of Catamarca.

     Fidel Rubén Martinez was traveling in his car when he noticed a glow; while watching the sky he removed his combination cellular telephone/camera and photographed the unusual object.

     "When enlarging the image with the zoom lens I managed to see the silhouette of what we all call the flying plate", the Ancasti said to the newspaper Catamarqueño.

     The images were sent to the Astronomical observatory of Tucumán. The experts submittted an official notice and stated that "what was observed in the image corresponds to what the camera caught at level of luminous information".

     The specialists clarified that "as far as the possibility that the opaque solid body has interposed between the sun and the objective of the camera, we must practically discard it since the luminous pattern that is observed in the photo is 100% compatible with the phenomena of a reflection of luminous rays in the outer curvature of lens of the camera".

     "the dark spot, and the reflection of the straight line corresponds exactly to the center of the image. This instance is characteristic of optical effects ", they clarified.

* Roughly translated by FW

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Secret Flying Saucer Base Found in New Mexico?

Circles in New Mexico Landscape
A Place in the Desert for New Mexico's Most Exclusive Circles

Secret Flying Saucer Base Found in New Mexico?

By Richard Leiby
The Washington Post

     Maybe. From the state that gave us Roswell, the epicenter of UFO lore since 1947, comes a report from an Albuquerque TV station about its discovery of strange landscape markings in the remote desert. They're etched in New Mexico's barren northern reaches, resemble crop circles and are recognizable only from a high altitude.

     Also, they are directly connected to the Church of Scientology.

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Original Story at News 13


Canadians Have Cowboy George W. Taking Potshots at Space Aliens

Bush Shooting Flying Saucer
By Judi McLeod

      Having blamed him for just about everything else, some Canadian Liberals now have President George W. Bush taking pot shots at space aliens.

     Canada, whose September 11, 2001 Prime Minister blamed the west and the U.S. in particular for the terrorist attacks, is being coaxed by a former Canadian Minister of Defence and Deputy Prime Minister to protect vulnerable space aliens against the military aggression of the United States.

     Both former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and one-time Deputy Prime Minister Paul Hellyer were in the cabinet of the late Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau.

     A long line of Canadian Liberal prime ministers has been against American militarism, but Hellyer is the first to charge that Americans may drag us into an intergalactic war.

     " The United States military are preparing weapons which could be used against the aliens, and they could get us into an intergalactic war without us ever having any warning," says Hellyer.

     Blame it all on the Bush administration, which Hellyer says has "finally agreed to build a forward base on the moon, which will put them in a better position to keep track of the goings and comings of the visitors from space, and to shoot at them if they so decide."

     Not much happened when Hellyer announced in a public speech at the University of Toronto last September that "UFOs are as real as the airplanes that fly over your head."

     But Since the U of T speech, Hellyer has joined forces with three Non-governmental organizations to ask the Parliament of Canada to hold public hearings on a new kind of politics–Exopolitics, the kind that stars ETs.

     Canada’s Defence Minister from 1963-67 under Prime Minister Lester Pearson, Hellyer rose to Deputy Prime Minister under Prime Minister Trudeau.

     For those wondering why Hellyer would wait 42 years to let the world in on UFOs as "real as the airplanes that fly over your head", it was classified information.

     "The secrecy involved in all matters pertaining to the Roswell incident was unparalleled, The classification was, from the outset, above top secret, so the vast majority of U.S. officials and politicians, let alone a mere allied minister of defence, were never in the loop," Hellyer told the Toronto audience.

     The three Non-governmental organizations that joined Hellyer’s team have already approached Canadian Parliament to get the UFO debate out into the public spectrum. They include Canada-based Toronto Exopolitics Symposium, which brought Hellyer to the U of T for his September speech.

     The Vancouver-based Institute for Cooperation in Space (ICIS), whose International Director undertook a 1977 Extraterrestrial Communication Study for the White House when Jimmy Carter was president, is also back knocking on the door of Canadian Parliament.

     The Canadian Exopolitics Initiative, presented by the lobbying organizations to a Senate Committee panel hearing in Winnipeg last March, is proposing that the Government of Canada undertake a "Decade of Contact".

     The proposed Decade of Contact is "a 10-year process of formal, funded public education, scientific research, educational curricula development and implementation, strategic planning, community activity, and public outreach concerning our terrestrial society’s full cultural, political, social, legal and governmental communication and public interest diplomacy with advanced, ethical Off-Planet cultures now visiting Earth."

     No one is saying what the unethical Off-Planet cultures are doing.

     As far as is known neither the United Nations nor the European Union is in on the Decade of Contact act. But as both have fingers in every earthly pie, it’s only a matter of time.

     Meanwhile, there are those who find it difficult to believe that extraterrestrials exist on the basis that if they did, the Canadian Liberal government would have imported then as immigrants by now.

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And On The Eighth Day … Did God Create Aliens?

Adam & Eve & Alien
As the Pope’s astronomer, Guy Consolmagno must reconcile faith and science, then work out what to do if ET phones Rome

By Neil Mackay
The Sunday Herald

     MY grandfather, a rampant atheist, liked nothing better than savaging the priests that my devout Irish Catholic grandmother invited home in the hope of saving his soul. After laying into them about the dubious credibility of immaculate conceptions and self-replicating loaves and fishes, he’d declaim, with a flourish: “And what the bloody hell is Genesis chapter six all about, eh?”

     For those not up to speed on the Old Testament, this part of the creation story deals with a category of creatures called “the Nephilim”, a non-human race that apparently inhabited the Earth around the time Adam and Eve got kicked out of the Garden of Eden. My grandfather would holler: “What are these things? Little green men from outer space?” At which point, the deflated priest would be led from the house as my grandmother crossed herself in the face of her husband’s wickedness. Even in the 1950s, priests knew that aliens and the Church didn’t compute. If there were extraterrestrials out there, their existence could effectively herald the death of God – cutting the ground from beneath key biblical truths, not least of which is the claim that humankind was made in God’s image.

     Half a century on, the Catholic Church is finally getting round to asking what it would mean for their religion if humankind were to establish the existence of intelligent aliens. The question weighs heavily on the mind of Guy Consolmagno. Sitting among his telescopes in Castel Gandolfo, the Pope’s summer palace, Consolmagno is puzzling over whether or not the Catholic Church could – or should – baptise an alien. Were such creatures discovered, ought the Pope to consider ordaining an ET? And if the human race ever masters interstellar travel, should missionaries be sent into outer space ... ?

     Consolmagno, a 53-year-old Jesuit brother from Detroit, is the Pope’s astronomer, with the run of the Vatican’s observatory here at Castel Gandolfo, in the hills outside Rome. Despite the aristocratic-sounding name and the arcane, slightly eldritch subjects he immerses himself in, Guy Consolmagno appears surprisingly Earth-bound: a self-confessed “nerd” from MIT, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who’s into Star Trek.

     It’s his job to reconcile the wildest reaches of science fiction with the flint-eyed dogma of the Holy See. Right now, he’s off on a mental meander about “the Jesus Seed” – a brain-warping theory which speculates that, perhaps, every planet that harbours intelligent, self-aware life may also have had a Christ walk across its methane seas, just as Jesus supposedly did here on Earth in Galilee. The salvation of the Betelguesians may have happened simultaneously with the salvation of the Earthlings.

     “Is original sin something that affected all intelligent beings?” he asks. “Is there a sort of ‘cosmic’ Adam predating even life on Earth? Is Jesus Christ’s redemptive sacrifice sufficient for the whole universe? Would there be a parallel history of salvation on other planets?”

     Consolmagno’s job is to shore up the crumbling edifice of the Church against the acidic drip, drip, drip of rationality and science . “To me there is no clash between faith and science,” he says. “My religion teaches me that God created the universe, but my science teaches me how he did it. Religion doesn’t become obsolete like a science text book. In 3000 years, people will still be reading the Bible, but they will not be reading the science texts of today.”

     That tension between science and religion is the backdrop to his life’s work, and Consolmagno has been granted a special dispensation from the Church to produce a book called Intelligent Life In The Universe? Catholic Belief And The Search For Extra-Terrestrial Life. Published by the Vatican’s Catholic Truth Society, it explores an issue which could – theoretically – reduce the spires and steeples of Rome to rubble.

     The Roman Catholic Church has, in the past, been obliged to rue its mistakes: the Crusades, the Inquisition, wartime acquiescence by certain clergy with Nazism. But it was the scientific cock-ups, not the moral ones, that really threatened the institution’s authority. Having taken more than 350 years to admit its mistake in convicting Galileo of heresy for insisting that the Earth orbited the sun, the Church seems keen to demonstrate that it is no longer the natural haven for scientific dunces: hence, Consolmagno and his peculiar little book.

     It’s Consolmagno’s job to finesse any looming doctrinal difficulties that the search for extraterrestrial intelligence may present for His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. For instance, if aliens were discovered, then why would the Bible – supposedly the word of God – contain no information about his non-Earthly creations? If they turn out to be green blobs or sentient gaseous spirals, what’s all that talk in the Bible of humankind being created in God’s image? What if the aliens wanted to convert us to their God? And do ETs go to heaven? Consolmagno’s role is to scientifically, metaphysically and theologically take the lethal sting out of such a debate; to marry Christian faith with the possibility of discovering a talking crab in the next galaxy.

     But how does the prospect affect other faiths? According to Dr Mona Siddiqui, senior lecturer in Islamic Studies at Glasgow University, the discovery of aliens would merely signal that the human race had learned a fraction more about the universe. “The question wouldn’t be: ‘What does this say about our relationship to God?’, but: ‘What does it say about us in the cosmos?’.

     “God would remain, but the way we think about his ‘creation’ – the universe and everything in it – would change.” Unless humankind finds a way to communicate with the creator, says Siddiqui, “then the mystery of God remains”, no matter what discoveries we make about intelligent life elsewhere in the void.

     Ephraim Borowski, former head of philosophy at Glasgow University and current director of the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities, also remains sanguine. “My gut tells me that the discovery of alien life would have no more impact on faith than the discovery of Australia,” he says. “When that land was discovered and people of different racial characteristics were found, there was no problem in recognising them as human. If an ET was discovered, would it be that much different?

     “Even if we take Genesis literally – with the story of the creation of the sun, moon and stars – we are not told what was going on on those planets.” Although Judaism sees humans as the only creature gifted a soul, Borowski has a fanciful explanation for how humanity could reconcile something physically vastly different from ourselves – a giant self-aware spider with a gift for pottery, say – with evidence that the alien creature was just as capable of love, fear, jealousy and abstract thought as us.

     “If we came across an alien with whom we could enjoy a visit to the National Gallery,” he muses, “then we might take the view that this creature was a different shape to a human and so not biologically like us, but it functioned like us – or even better than us – and so could be seen to have a soul; to be effectively human.”

     Only the Church of Scientology waxes enthusiastic about the prospect of extra-terrestrial life. The Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland refused to participate in a debate related to a Sabbath Day newspaper , and the Church of Scotland was reticent in putting forward a spokesperson on the subject.

     Dr Richard Holloway – the controversial former primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church – insists that only a faith which has embraced modernity could cope with the daisy-cutter level fire and brimstone that would rain down on organised religion in the event of a flying saucer landing on the Esplanade outside Edinburgh Castle. “Christianity has dealt with dinosaurs, Darwin and the emancipation of women,” Holloway says. “It gulped momentarily and moved on. Good religion is not hermetically sealed. A religion that is held with lightness and less intensity can adapt. It won’t be stuck in time, but move with the times.” Ultimately, he believes, the discovery of aliens would just underscore how big a mystery the universe and its creation – or creator – remain to us mortals who are just passing by.

     The central question posed by the discovery of aliens would be: “Are they fallen like us?” If so, says Holloway, did they have their own version of Adam and Eve? Did they have a saviour? If they aren’t fallen, then are they living in some pre-Edenic paradise with no need of a saviour? “The biggest fact that plays against the belief in a benign creator,” says Holloway, “is meaningless pain and suffering. If we discovered intelligent life on a planet that believed in no God and was just as brutal as our own planet, then that might be seen by some as the ultimate definition of a Godless universe.”

     For the Vatican and Consolmagno, the theological puzzle is more tricky. As a scientist, Consolmagno can’t reject the possibility of alien life. But as a theologian he has to perform an intellectual somersault in order to make sure that the chance of an ET cropping up somewhere in the universe doesn’t shunt the Christian God to the outer fringes.

     Consolmagno says he believes in ETs – and that they too are God’s creatures and no challenge to Rome’s authority. His belief is a bit like his faith: he can’t prove it, but he’s certain nonetheless. “I can’t be sure I’m right,” he says, “indeed I could well be wrong, but still, I have a hunch that sooner or later, the human race will discover that there are other intelligent creatures out there in the universe.”

     At the core of Consolmagno’s reconciliation between science and religion is an almost hippy way of thinking about spirituality and the universe. He cites the opening lines of John, Chapter One: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him and without him was not anything.” He interprets this as meaning that the word of God – the spirit of the essence, the meaning of God – existed before anything else, and is part of everything in the natural universe: even a giant mindworm on a planet orbiting Alpha Centauri.

     “After all, we are all made of stars,” Consolmagno says, quoting the US singer, Moby. His thinking is this: just as the word of God echoes from “the beginning” until now, in all of us, so the stuff that formed the first stars remains present within the minerals from which we are all made. In Consolmagno’s worldview, God and science are one. Apart from certainty in God the creator and Christ the saviour, he believes almost everything else is unknowable. It means Consolmagno can maintain his faith in God, but still believe in the Big Bang. The Lord is an infinite physicist – an all-knowing Stephen Hawking – who started the whole process of life, the universe and everything else by flicking a switch, triggering an almighty explosion some 10 billion-plus years ago and allowing his creation to unfold in accordance with his omniscient, and highly mathematical, plan.

     Consolmagno considers himself a free thinker, who wears both a dog collar and his MIT graduation ring as evidence that he can be a “fanatic and a nerd at the same time”. He’s happy to point out Biblical disparities – including the bit of Genesis about the Nephilim that vexed my grand father – and say it’s just silly fiction. Nor does the Bible’s failure to mention dinosaurs mean that Christians have to question the existence of T-Rex. “The Bible doesn’t tell you how to programme your VCR either, but you know it’s there,” he adds.

     Consolmagno’s natural audience, he says, is the devout. “They are the people who fear even thinking about science, as it might make them question their faith. But a faith that is afraid of the truth has no faith.” Part of his mission is to show the blinkered that even the most fantastical of scientific discoveries would, at least in his opinion, not trash the teachings of Christ and the prophets. “The discovery of extraterrestrial life will not destroy the Church,” insists Consolmagno. “What it might do is help us discard the bad ideas in religion – the narrow views, the hubris, the divisiveness.”

     But what about the deep-rooted paranoia evident in so many science fiction works, that alien life, if it’s out there, might one day attempt to destroy humankind? “We’ve seen when human cultures interact that nobody comes out superior,” Consolmagno says. What about the genocide of Native Americans when white Europeans “interacted” with their culture? “Hmmm,” he says, “it could happen, I suppose, but the important thing is that the Native American culture did survive.”

     Consolmagno, it seems, remains the eternal optimist. God is great. And for him, the Church, in the face of everything that we know, is safe, secure and a source of succour for the souls of us all – no matter what planet we’re on.

Intelligent Life In The Universe? (Catholic Truth Society, £1.95) is out now

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Sunday, November 27, 2005

Possible Commemoration For The Downing of The Schutte-Lanz Airship in 1916

Airship By Schutte-Lanz (Framed)
Call to remember airship shooting
Herts & Essex News Online

     COUNCILLORS are to look into the possibility of commemorating the 90th anniversary of the spectacular shooting down of a German airship in Cuffley during the First World War.

     A memorial stands in East Ridgeway, Cuffley, commemorating the German crew who perished when the Schutte-Lanz airship was shot down by Lieutenant Leefe Robinson of the Royal Flying Corps in his BE2C biplane on September 3, 1916.

     He was later awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) for his valour but died in 1918 from the great influenza epidemic of the time.

     The enemy craft fell to the ground in flames over Cuffley, illuminating the sky for miles around.

     The fireball missed Cuffley village and plunged into a field by the Plough Inn in East Ridgeway.

     Cllr Brent Cheetham (Third Way) brought up the idea to mark the anniversary of the event in September 2006 at last week's meeting of Northaw and Cuffley Parish Council.

     He said the incident had "put Cuffley on the map" and suggested the Daily Express newspaper could get involved in helping to fund the restoration of the stone memorial, which is 10ft tall (3m) and "moving" on its base.

     The bill for the work is put at about £10,000.

     "The whole lot will have to be taken down, underpinned and put back again," said parish council chairman Russell Thomas.

     He described the wartime incident as "Cuffley's claim to fame" and said the Daily Express, which had been "involved" in supporting the memorial in the past, might like to contribute towards the restoration.

     Cllr John Mansfield added the council could look at the possibility of rededicating the memorial.

     However, Cllr Verity Hawkins suggested: "Why don't we wait 10 years until the 100th anniversary?"

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UFO Fleet Over Mexico 1999 A (Enhanced)
UFO Fleet Over Mexico 1999 B (Enhanced)
By Prof. Ana Luisa Cid

Ana Luis Cid (Sml)     On Friday, November 25 of this year, I received multiple reports of probable UFO fleets that were seen at various points over the Mexican capital and the State of Mexico.

     This information has been gleaned from airport personnel, fellow researchers and the public at large. All witnesses agree that waves of brilliant spheres flying over various locations were involved.

Report from Enrique Vallarino, director of Visión Ovni:

Enrique Vallarino     The Captain Pilot Aviator of the Aeromexico flight headed to Guadalajara from Mexico City reported seeing 5 unidentified spherical objects seen at 12,000 meters over the San Mateo Naucalpan area at 2 in the afternoon. According to this witness, this visual encounter was also detected by the aircraft’s radar.

     Mr. Jesus Ortega reported having seen a group of unidentified spehres flying over La Villa and in his own words, these appeared to “play” with each other because they were engaged in very strange maneuvers in the sky.

     Edgar Valdivia and Luis Armando Mercado reported a fleet of spherical UFOs over the Colonia Roma Sur district, precisely at Viaducto and Toluca streets.

     Other reports issue from the Torre Mayor district on Reforma, from Calle Morena in Narvarte and from the National Medical Center, where witnesses claim having seen over 50 spheres in the sky.

Report from Beatriz Cid Fernández, eyewitness:
     “On Friday, November 25, 2005 , I visited the Basilica of [Our Lady of] Guadalupe in the company of my husband and daughter. When we went out to the esplanade to feed the pigeons, we realized that there were many spheres in the sky engaging in maneuvers.”

     “First, they were arrayed in a single line and then arranged themselves to form a cane-shape, and remained thus for some minutes, on the same site, perfectly static. That’s when I phoned my sister Ana Luisa to tell her about what was going on. The time was approximately 3 pm.”

     “I am certain that they were not balloons because they moved on their own and created formations. Nor were they birds, since their shape was completely spherical and very shiny. They also vanished suddenly before the eyes of over 200 people who were there at the site.”

     “This sighting reminds me greatly of the one I had in 1999 when Pope John Paul II visited Mexico, although at that time I saw them at a lower altitude.” [see above]

Report from Damián Minaya, director of the GIFOE group:
     Mr. Carlos Valencia reports the sighting of a flotilla of approximately 100 silver spherical objects that flew over the “Mundo E” shopping center in the State of Mexico at 14;30 hours. The spheres were headed east.

Report from Salvador Guerrero, researcher:
     “At approximately 3 p.m. last Friday, I saw a group of spheres heading swiftly twoard the Volcano Area. I was at my work station in the Colonia Morelos district and didn’t have my camcorder handy, but I’m certain that it was a UFO fleet.”

     “It is my belief that Mexico is experiencing an intense UFO wave and we must be alert to these developments.”

Report from Alfonso Salazar :

Article from Diario La Prensa by Pablo Chávez
26 November 2005
     “Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) have been seen once more over Mexico City. These events were reported by an air traffic controller at the Mexico City International Airport (MCIA), who asked to remain anonymous for obvious reasons.”

     “The first report took place at 11:30 hours last Wedenesday, when personnel from Centro Mexico observed a large, seemingly metallic spherical object some 4.5 miles from MCIA.

     “The second sighting occurred yesterday, between 14:00 and 16:00 hours, when a fleet of several objects was detected at high altitude, according to Alfonso Salazar, an aviation technician, of approximately 12,000 meters.”

     “Moreover—he said—reports were received from various parts of the capital concerning the presence of these objects, from the Viaducto in the vicinity of Puente Morena, from Paseo de la Reforma by Torre Mayor, and even from the atrium of the Basilica of Guadalupe.”

     “It was unofficially known that the 14:00 flight from the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco to Mexico City reported seeing five objects as it approached the nation’s capital.

UFOs Reported in Mexican Paper
Visión Ovni
Alfonso Salazar
Diario “La Prensa”
Beatriz Cid Fernández
Maussan Producciones S.A de C. V.

S. Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology
(c) 2005.


"The United States Military Are Preparing Weapons Which Could Be Used Against The Aliens . . ."

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Former Canadian Minister Of Defence Asks Canadian Parliament To Hold Hearings On Relations With Alien "Et" Civilizations

     A former Canadian Minister of Defence has joined forces with three Non-governmental organizations to ask the Parliament of Canada to hold public hearings on with Alien “ET” Civilizations. Paul Hellyer, Canada’s Defence Minister from 1963-67 under Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Prime Minister Lester Pearson, publicly stated: "UFOs, are as real as the airplanes that fly over your head." Hellyer warned, "The United States military are preparing weapons which could be used against the aliens, and they could get us into an intergalactic war without us ever having any warning. Mr. Hellyer went on to say, "I'm so concerned about what the consequences might be of starting an intergalactic war, that I just think I had to say something." “Now is the time for open disclosure that there are ethical Extraterrestrial civilizations visiting Earth,” a spokesperson for the Non-Governmental Organizations stated. “Our Canadian government needs to openly address these important issues of the possible deployment of weapons in outer space and war plans against ethical Extraterrestrial societies.”

     OTTAWA, CANADA (PRWEB) November 24, 2005 -- A former Canadian Minister of Defence and Deputy Prime Minister under Pierre Trudeau has joined forces with three Non-governmental organizations to ask the Parliament of Canada to hold public hearings on Exopolitics -- relations with “ETs.”

     By “ETs,” Mr. Hellyer and these organizations mean ethical, advanced extraterrestrial civilizations that may now be visiting Earth.

     On September 25, 2005, in a startling speech at the University of Toronto that caught the attention of mainstream newspapers and magazines, Paul Hellyer, Canada’s Defence Minister from 1963-67 under Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Prime Minister Lester Pearson, publicly stated: "UFOs, are as real as the airplanes that fly over your head."

     Mr. Hellyer went on to say, "I'm so concerned about what the consequences might be of starting an intergalactic war, that I just think I had to say something."

     Hellyer revealed, "The secrecy involved in all matters pertaining to the Roswell incident was unparalled. The classification was, from the outset, above top secret, so the vast majority of U.S. officials and politicians, let alone a mere allied minister of defence, were never in-the-loop."

     Hellyer warned, "The United States military are preparing weapons which could be used against the aliens, and they could get us into an intergalactic war without us ever having any warning. He stated, "The Bush administration has finally agreed to let the military build a forward base on the moon, which will put them in a better position to keep track of the goings and comings of the visitors from space, and to shoot at them, if they so decide."

     Hellyer’s speech ended with a standing ovation. He said, "The time has come to lift the veil of secrecy, and let the truth emerge, so there can be a real and informed debate, about one of the most important problems facing our planet today."

     Three Non-governmental organizations took Hellyer’s words to heart, and approached Canada’s Parliament in Ottawa, Canada’s capital, to hold public hearings on a possible ET presence, and what Canada should do. The Canadian Senate, which is an appointed body, has held objective, well-regarded hearings and issued reports on controversial issues such as same-sex marriage and medical marijuana,

     On October 20, 2005, the Institute for Cooperation in Space requested Canadian Senator Colin Kenny, Senator, Chair of The Senate Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence, “schedule public hearings on the Canadian Exopolitics Initiative, so that witnesses such as the Hon. Paul Hellyer, and Canadian-connected high level military-intelligence, NORAD-connected, scientific, and governmental witnesses facilitated by the Disclosure Project and by the Toronto Exopolitics Symposium can present compelling evidence, testimony, and Public Policy recommendations.”

     The Non-governmental organizations seeking Parliament hearings include Canada-based Toronto Exopolitics Symposium, which organized the University of Toronto Symposium at which Mr. Hellyer spoke.

     The Disclosure Project, a U.S.– based organization that has assembled high level military-intelligence witnesses of a possible ET presence, is also one of the organizations seeking Canadian Parliament hearings.

     Vancouver-based Institute for Cooperation in Space (ICIS), whose International Director headed a proposed 1977 Extraterrestrial Communication Study for the White House of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, who himself has publicly reported a 1969 Close Encounter of the First Kind with a UFO, filed the original request for Canadian Parliament hearings.

     The Canadian Exopolitics Initiative, presented by the organizations to a Senate Committee panel hearing in Winnipeg, Canada, on March 10, 2005, proposes that the Government of Canada undertake a Decade of Contact.

     The proposed Decade of Contact is “a 10-year process of formal, funded public education, scientific research, educational curricula development and implementation, strategic planning, community activity, and public outreach concerning our terrestrial society’s full cultural, political, social, legal, and governmental communication and public interest diplomacy with advanced, ethical Off-Planet cultures now visiting Earth.”

     Canada has a long history of opposing the basing of weapons in Outer Space. On September 22, 2004 Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin declared to the U.N. General Assembly,” "Space is our final frontier. It has always captured our imagination. What a tragedy it would be if space became one big weapons arsenal and the scene of a new arms race.

     Martin stated, "In 1967, the United Nations agreed that weapons of mass
destruction must not be based in space. The time has come to extend this ban to all weapons..."

     In May, 2003, speaking before the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada Lloyd Axworthy, stated “Washington's offer to Canada is not an invitation to join America under a protective shield, but it presents a global security doctrine that violates Canadian values on many levels."

     Axworthy concluded, “There should be an uncompromising commitment to preventing the placement of weapons in space.”

     On February 24, 2005, Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin made official Canada's decision not to take part in the U.S government’s Ballistic Missile Defence program.

     Paul Hellyer, who now seeks Canadian Parliament hearings on relations with ETs, on May 15, 2003, stated in Toronto’s Globe & Mail newspaper, “Canada should accept the long-standing invitation of U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich of Ohio to launch a conference to seek approval of an international treaty to ban weapons in space. That would be a positive Canadian contribution toward a more peaceful world.”

     In early November 2005, the Canadian Senate wrote ICIS, indicating the Senate Committee could not hold hearings on ETs in 2005, because of their already crowded schedule.

     “That does not deter us,” one spokesperson for the Non-governmental organizations said, “We are going ahead with our request to Prime Minister Paul Martin and the official opposition leaders in the House of Commons now, and we will re-apply with the Senate of Canada in early 2006.

     “Now is the time for open disclosure that there are ethical Extraterrestrial civilizations visiting Earth,” a spokesperson for the Non-Governmental Organizations stated. “Our Canadian government needs to openly address these important issues of the possible deployment of weapons in outer space and war plans against ethical Extraterrestrial societies.”

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Saturday, November 26, 2005

Scientists, Be On Guard ... ET Might Be a Malicious Hacker

ET Hacker
Ian Sample
science correspondent

     As if spotty teenagers releasing computer viruses on to the internet from darkened rooms were not enough of a headache. According to a scientific report, planet Earth's computers are wide open to a virus attack from Little Green Men.

     The concern is raised in the next issue of the journal Acta Astronautica by Richard Carrigan, a particle physicist at the US Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois. He believes scientists searching the heavens for signals from extra-terrestrial civilisations are putting Earth's security at risk, by distributing the jumble of signals they receive to computers all over the world.

     The search for extra-terrestrial intelligence (Seti) project, based at the University of California in Berkeley, uses land-based telescopes to scour the universe for electromagnetic waves. Just as stray radio and TV broadcasts are now zooming away from Earth at the speed of light, the Seti scientists hope to pick up stray signals, or even intentional interplanetary broadcasts, emitted from other civilisations.

     All signals picked up by Seti are broken up and sent across the internet to a vast band of volunteers who have signed up for a Seti screensaver, which allows their computers to crunch away at the signals, when they are not at their desks.

     So far, the only signals detected are bursts of radiation from stars and a murmur of background noise left over from the big bang. But, says Dr Carrigan, improved telescopes and faster computers mean scientists are ever more likely to detect a signal from extra-terrestrials.

     In his report, entitled Do potential Seti signals need to be decontaminated?, he suggests the Seti scientists may be too blase about finding a signal. "In science fiction, all the aliens are bad, but in the world of science, they are all good and simply want to get in touch." His main concern is that, intentionally or otherwise, an extra-terrestrial signal picked up by the Seti team could cause widespread damage to computers if released on to the internet without being checked.

     Computer scientists argue that to hack a computer, or write a virus that will infect it, requires a knowledge of how the computer and the software it is running work: a computer on Earth is going to be as alien to the aliens as they would be to us. But Dr Carrigan says there is still a risk.

     Rather than dismiss his concerns, Dr Carrigan wants the Seti scientists to build safety features into their network to act as a quarantine so any potentially damaging signals can be trapped before they infect the internet.

* Special Thanks To Christian Macé

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Friday, November 25, 2005

Robert Pratt, Newspaperman, Author of UFO Books, Articles, Dies at 79

Bob Pratt Casual
By Michael Browning
The Palm Beach Post

     Earth and outer space, home and visitors from afar, are bound to come up when friends and relatives of Robert V. Pratt come to the Dorsey-E. Earl Smith Funeral Home this afternoon from 4-6 p.m. to meet his widow, Faith, and discuss his passing.

     Mr. Pratt was an evangelist for UFOs. The Lake Worth resident wrote about them in manifold articles for The National Enquirer. He published two books about them, UFO Danger Zone: Terror and Death in Brazil - Where Next? in 1996 and Night Siege: The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings, in 1987.

     He traveled the world, often at his own expense, interviewing eyewitnesses to extraterrestrial objects that he described as often behaving cruelly and capriciously, dropping globes of fire, he said, on innocent farmers in Brazil.

     He never saw one single solitary UFO in his entire life, but he came to believe in them passionately. It was a belief even his own wife did not share, though she stayed married to him for 50 years.

     "The first 30 years you squabble. The 20 years after that are wonderful," Faith Pratt said Thursday, shedding tears on Thanksgiving Day. "He would leave me notes, saying things like "You are my love." '

     Mr. Pratt was a very curious man. His own self-written obituary, edited by his wife, says he died Monday, November 21, 2005, at a local hospital following a brief illness. He was 79. He worked for many newspapers for 48 years.

     But the last eight years of his professional career were the strangest. After decades in mainstream journalism, he switched to tabloid journalism and became convinced that UFOs were real.

     Interest turned to belief. Belief became obsession. Mr. Pratt ultimately claimed to have talked to more than 2,000 people who had had UFO experiences.

     During the six years he worked as a UFO reporter for the Enquirer, he traveled to Brazil four times.

     In recognition of his research in Brazil, on May 3, 2003, at a conference in the city of Curitiba in southern Brazil, he was given a diploma naming him an Ufólogo Brasileiro Honorário or Honorary Brazilian Ufologist. Seventy-eight Brazilian ufologists signed the diploma, his wife said.

     She never went with him to Brazil, and she never shared his belief in UFOs.

     "No," she declared. "I didn't care about them. I cared about him."

     In addition to his wife, Mr. Pratt is survived by his son, Alan Collins Pratt of New York. Another son, Robert Scott Pratt, died in 1975 at 17. A cousin, Richard Taylor of Boca Raton, and numerous nieces and nephews in California also survive him.

     The Dorsey-E. Earl Smith Funeral Home is at 3041 Kirk Road in Lake Worth.

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Thursday, November 24, 2005

'ET' Moves South in Latest UFO Sighting

UFO Over Redbridge
The Ilford Recorder

     ANOTHER UFO has been spotted in the skies over Redbridge.

     Jindy Singh, 23, from Ilford said he saw a strange flashing light low in the sky around midnight on Thursday.

     The light began as a triangle-shaped object, but became rounder and flashed red, blue and white, he said.

     Mr Singh's sighting follows a spate of similar reports from seven people living in Hainault in September.

     Mr Singh, of Henley Road, Ilford, said: "It was a clear night and I thought it might be a plane or a helicopter," he said.

     "When I went back home, my sister and I stood outside to see if we could hear an engine, but it was quiet. "We watched it for about 10 minutes.

     "It was really bright and low over the sky in the direction of Loxford Park."

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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving!

Alien Turkey

Pennsylvania Event to Commemorate 40th Anniversary of Kecksburg UFO Incident

Kecksburg UFO 1965
By STan Gordon

     GREENSBURG , PA - On Saturday, December 10, 2005, a special event commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Kecksburg UFO incident, will be held at the Kecksburg, PA. V.F.D. community hall at 1 P.M. Honoring witnesses and others associated with the 1965 incident, the program will include exciting speakers and a film screening. It will be free and open to the media and public, although seating is limited.

* Special Thanks To Christian Macé

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Veteran Ufologist Bob Pratt Passes

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By A. J. Gevaerd

     This is a very sad note.

     Bob Pratt, a great UFO researcher and a good friend, died last
Saturday, November 19th. His death is a great loss for Ufology worldwide.

     Last Friday, Bob had a heart attack and by Saturday, he was gone.

     There will be a memorial service on Friday afternoon at his town, Lake Worth, Florida.

     Bob was a distinguished American writer, UFO researcher and
journalist who was co-author of Night Siege: The Hudson Valley UFO Sightings, with J. Allen Hynek, and the author of UFO Danger In Brazil, translated and published here as Perigo Alienígena no Brasil.

     It is very probable that no other foreign UFO researcher had more knowledge about the Brazilian Ufology as Bob Pratt. He had been to Brazil 13 times and was the kind of field investigator that really went to where the facts were to be researched. He helped a lot the Brazilian UFO researchers to best evaluate the dramatic incidents of alien attacks in the Northeast of the country and in the Amazon.

     Bob's interest in UFO Phenomena began when working for the National Enquirer, and was sent to many countries to investigate UFO sightings and ET contacts, such as Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Mexico, Peru and Puerto Rico. Since 1975, he interviewed over two-thousand witnesses, many of them in Brazil.

     Bob wrote articles for several UFO and non-UFO magazines. He was, for several years, the editor of the renowned MUFON UFO Journal.

     Good bye, my friend. Wherever you are, you will be much closer
to the answers you pursued here on Earth.


Mormon Mesa: UFO Hot Bed

Flying Saucers Land at Mormon Mesa
George Knapp
Investigative Reporter

     Nevada has long been a hotbed of UFO tales largely because our state is home to the Area 51 military base. But the eyes of the UFO world were on Southern Nevada even before Area 51 existed. A place called Mormon Mesa was alleged to be an UFO landing spot. And one man says he talked to ET's many times on the mesa.

     What is the flying saucer? Why do people see them? What's behind the daily reports all over the country?" The first great saucer waves of the late 40s and early 50s created a UFO hubbub that has never been matched. The nation had its eyes to the skies as it pondered the motives of the alleged visitors.

     With the Cold War as a backdrop, many worried about an ET invasion. In the midst of the hysteria, the so-called contactees emerged, people like George Adamski, who claimed frequent, peaceful encounters with the saucer people. Adamski's popularity inspired similar claims, including those of Truman Bethurum, a California highway worker who in 1952 went to work near Glendale, Nevada.

     An hour north of Las Vegas is a vast plateau known as Mormon Mesa. It's flat as a pancake and stretches for miles. The late Howard Hughes thought it would make for a dandy airport. Truman Bethurum says it was a landing strip of sorts. He claimed to have witnessed several UFO landings on Mormon Mesa, which he wrote about in a series of books.

     One account describes eleven visitations to Mormon Mesa in the early 50s. The first time it happened, he says, he got off work late at night and went to the top of the mesa, which was once a seabed, to search for fossilized shells. After taking a nap, he awoke to find himself surrounded by little people.

     In that first incident atop Mormon Mesa, Bethurum said he encountered 8 to 10 alien beings. They were between four and five feet tall, had olive skin that made them look like Italians, he said, wore uniforms similar to what's worn by Greyhound bus drivers, and they all spoke perfect English. Eventually, Bethurum said he was allowed to go inside the 300-foot flying saucer, which is where he met the captain of the ship, Aura Rhanes, whom he described as, quote, "tops in shapeliness and beauty." Aura told Bethurum all about her planet Clarion and its utopian virtues and hinted that we earthlings should clean up our act.

     When asked if there was no disease or death on Clarion, Truman Bethurum said, "They did not mention death. The woman captain said she expected to be around for 1,000 years. When the right time comes they would have a message to help us, with not one nation against another, but all nations together. Strife will not be a reality for very long."

     Although Bethurum's tale caused quite a stir, Mormon Mesa did not become a place of pilgrimage for UFO believers, as Area 51 did decades later. Eventually the contactees like Bethurum faded from public view, their stories of benign aliens replaced by darker tales of alien abductions.

     Other than his books, Bethurum never tried to cash in, and he admitted to the end it was a tough tale to swallow. Bethurum said, "I would not have believed my own mother if she had told me this thing could exist one second before I saw it. I would have laughed at her."

     Some of Truman Bethurum's books can still be found in old books stores or for sale online.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Blast From The Past - July, 1957: UFO Over Holloman Air Force Base

A.P.R.O. Bulletin
July 1957
APRO Bulletin July 1957 Cropped
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UFO Photographed in Moon Shot

UFO Near Moon By Ana Luis Cid
By Profra. Ana Luisa Cid
     Throughout this month I have received multiple reports on the sighting of lights and spheres that pass close to the lunar disc. For this reason I devoted more time to scanning the night skies and fortunately managed to become a witness of the phenomenon in question.

     On November 14, 2005 at 21:00 hours, IO clearly saw how some spheres were moving at high speed, approaching the Moon .

     I employed a 5 megapixel Samsung U-CA505 cameral with ASA 400 and the original photograph is preserved on a digital card.

     The possibility that they could be artificial satellites, the reentry of space junk or any astronomical phenomenon should be discarded, as they do not present any conventional behavior and it is possible to see them in several directions, including on zig-zag trajectories. Some of these spehres are white and opaque while others are blue and translucent.

     The planet Mars was highly visible that evening and from my perspective, it was located toward the bottom and to the left of the Moon, as can be seen on the following picture taken on the same date.

Moon & Mars By Ana Luis Cid
Víctor Gabriel González, Tepexpan-based UFO researcher :
“I have spent several days watching a light that appears to be a star but which vanishes thirty minutes later. I have filmed it and even have witnesses. It generally stops over my machine workshop and remains there for nearly half an hour.”

Eduardo Lozano, a UFO buff from Monterrey, Nuevo León:
“I saw an unknown object at 10:00 pm on the night of 11 November of this year. It crossed the sky in three minutes and made no sound whatsoever. It looked alot like the one photographed in Vizcaino.”

Sergio Yoshida, a UFO buff from Bolivia:
“At night one can see lights the size of a star passing by. They are very luminous and cross the sky from north to south and from east to west. I’ve also seen flashing lights that travel in a zig-zag.”

UFO Near Moon Analysis By Ana Luis Cid
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In Her Own Words: The Linda Moulton Howe Interview

Linda Moulton Howe
Phenomena Magazine

     A lot of men don’t like strong-minded women – they’re just too intimidating and they can’t mentally handle them. Linda Moulton Howe is one such woman, but then again, she’s had to be. You rarely get anywhere in life pussyfooting around and as it’s still, predominantly, a man’s world, you have to play hard to achieve anything.

     And Linda has certainly achieved. Twenty six years in journalism and TV reporting and producing that has resulted in a list of awards for her work that won’t fit on just one mantelpiece, she has forged a path in a wide diversity of subjects from science through to animal mutilations. And on more than one occasion she has so overwhelmed America with what she’s produced that if you had touched her, you would have burnt your fingers. It is reasonable to describe her as a very successful journalist.

     Success naturally attracts criticism and sniping and there’s certainly been a bit of that. Occasionally, Linda has made genuine errors of judgement but she wouldn’t be alone by a very long way. But, hypocrisy is a much-valued human trait and we wouldn’t want to detract from her critics.

     I found this interview interesting. I did want to make the point in our discussion that she wasn’t just known for one topic and that she had successfully covered a number of different topics. That point is indeed made during the interview, more than once by Linda herself and yet I was very surprised, once we started talking, just how quickly we came round to animal mutilations. This subject is still very, very close to Linda’s heart and one on which she speaks with great passion.

     SM: You went to Stanford and got a Masters degree in communication. I presume from that that you had it in your mind, when you went to college in the first place to eventually go into journalism?

     LH: Yes, I wanted to do what I did, which was to work in television, non-fiction, in documentaries and public affairs.

     SM: You’ve specialised in a number of different areas, in science, in the environment, and obviously in Ufology, etc. Is there…

     LH: No, I didn’t specialise ever in my life in the word “Ufology”. It’s really irritating to me. I have always been a television producer, a documentary filmmaker, and an investigative reporter. That’s my work. And one of the subjects that I investigated and produced a television show about was the animal mutilation phenomena affecting the United States, Canada, Australia and other parts of the world, in the summer and into the fall of 1979. That’s the film A Strange Harvest. Prior to that for eleven years, I had received a National Emmy nomination, and other Emmies and a Peabody and a lot of awards for the work that I was doing in science and environmental reporting, which is what I had done before A Strange Harvest. . . .

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Project Paperclip: Dark side of the Moon

By Andrew Walker
BBC News

     Sixty years ago the US hired Nazi scientists to lead pioneering projects, such as the race to conquer space. These men provided the US with cutting-edge technology which still leads the way today, but at a cost.

     The end of World War II saw an intense scramble for Nazi Germany's many technological secrets. The Allies vied to plunder as much equipment and expertise as possible from the rubble of the Thousand Year Reich for themselves, while preventing others from doing the same.

     The range of Germany's technical achievement astounded Allied scientific intelligence experts accompanying the invading forces in 1945.

     Supersonic rockets, nerve gas, jet aircraft, guided missiles, stealth technology and hardened armour were just some of the groundbreaking technologies developed in Nazi laboratories, workshops and factories, even as Germany was losing the war.

     And it was the US and the Soviet Union which, in the first days of the Cold War, found themselves in a race against time to uncover Hitler's scientific secrets.

     In May 1945, Stalin's legions secured the atomic research labs at the prestigious Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in the suburbs of Berlin, giving their master the kernel of what would become the vast Soviet nuclear arsenal.

     US forces removed V-2 missiles from the vast Nordhausen complex, built under the Harz Mountains in central Germany, just before the Soviets took over the factory, in what would become their area of occupation. And the team which had built the V-2, led by Wernher von Braun, also fell into American hands.


     Shortly afterwards Major-General Hugh Knerr, deputy commander of the US Air Force in Europe, wrote: "Occupation of German scientific and industrial establishments has revealed the fact that we have been alarmingly backward in many fields of research.

     "If we do not take the opportunity to seize the apparatus and the brains that developed it and put the combination back to work promptly, we will remain several years behind while we attempt to cover a field already exploited."

     Thus began Project Paperclip, the US operation which saw von Braun and more than 700 others spirited out of Germany from under the noses of the US's allies. Its aim was simple: "To exploit German scientists for American research and to deny these intellectual resources to the Soviet Union."

     Events moved rapidly. President Truman authorised Paperclip in August 1945 and, on 18 November, the first Germans reached America.

     There was, though, one major problem. Truman had expressly ordered that anyone found "to have been a member of the Nazi party and more than a nominal participant in its activities, or an active supporter of Nazism militarism" would be excluded.

     Under this criterion even von Braun himself, the man who masterminded the Moon shots, would have been ineligible to serve the US. A member of numerous Nazi organisations, he also held rank in the SS. His initial intelligence file described him as "a security risk".

     And von Braun's associates included:
* Arthur Rudolph, chief operations director at Nordhausen, where 20,000 slave labourers died producing V-2 missiles. Led the team which built the Saturn V rocket. Described as "100 per cent Nazi, dangerous type".

* Kurt Debus, rocket launch specialist, another SS officer. His report stated: "He should be interned as a menace to the security of the Allied Forces."

* Hubertus Strughold, later called "the father of space medicine", designed Nasa's on-board life-support systems. Some of his subordinates conducted human "experiments" at Dachau and Auschwitz, where inmates were frozen and put into low-pressure chambers, often dying in the process.

     All of these men were cleared to work for the US, their alleged crimes covered up and their backgrounds bleached by a military which saw winning the Cold War, and not upholding justice, as its first priority.

     And the paperclip which secured their new details in their personnel files gave the whole operation its name. Sixty years on, the legacy of Paperclip remains as vital as ever.

     With its radar-absorbing carbon impregnated plywood skin and swept-back single wing, the 1944 Horten Ho 229 was arguably the first stealth aircraft.

     The US military made one available to Northrop Aviation, the company which would produce the $2bn B-2 Stealth bomber - to all intents and purposes a modern clone of the Horten - a generation later.

     Cruise missiles are still based on the design of the V-1 missile and the scramjets powering Nasa's state-of-the-art X-43 hypersonic aircraft owe much to German jet pioneers.

     Added to this, the large number of still-secret Paperclip documents has led many people, including Nick Cook, Aerospace Consultant at Jane's Defence Weekly, to speculate that the US may have developed even more advanced Nazi technology, including anti-gravity devices, a potential source of vast amounts of free energy.

     Cook says that such technology "could be so destructive that it would endanger world peace and the US decided to keep it secret for a long time".

     But, while celebrating the undoubted success of Project Paperclip, many will prefer to remember the thousands who died to send mankind into space.

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"But What is Exopolitics? It is The Scholarly Study of The Political Implications of an Extraterrestrial Presence Here on Earth"

Big Brass & Dignitaries to Speak at Upcoming Hawaii Conference
US Newswire

     KONA, Hawaii, Nov. 21 /U.S. Newswire/ -- What topic could possibly bring together a brigadier general, an ambassador who served under two presidential administrations, a celebrity and spiritual teacher recently featured in the popular movie, "What the Bleep do we Know", a Yale graduate lawyer, a doctor of mathematics, a cetacean expert, several authors and several seemingly average citizens with world changing experiences to share for a conference open to the public? Ask the founder of the Hawaii based Exopolitics Institute, Dr. Michael Salla, and he will answer that center stage revolves around the issue of creating exopolitical peace strategies. But what is Exopolitics? It is the scholarly study of the political implications of an extraterrestrial presence here on Earth. Sound like science fiction, well, it is not and next June 9-11, 2006 in Kona, Hawaii, an impressively credentialed group will convene in a three day public event to present factual information on this topic of: Extraterrestrial Civilizations and World Peace.

     Although California traditionally takes the lead in pioneering paradigm shifting ideas, this time the Big Island of Hawaii is setting the stage for leadership and peace building concepts that explores entirely new territory. Recently at a Toronto conference the former Canadian Defense Minister, the Hon. Paul Hellyer, opposed the weaponization of space and stated that an American Airforce General had confirmed the factual nature of the book entitled,"The Day After Roswell" by ret. Col. Philip Corso. This book details the American government's knowledge of extraterrestrial visitors. Now out in the open, this issue of an extraterrestrial presence and the importance of peace strategies will be examined in a ground breaking series of presentations sponsored by the Exopolitics Institute. Conference tickets and more information about this event are available online at: http//

     Ambassador John W. McDonald, Founder and Chairman for the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy will be a featured speaker. Also General Stephen Lovekin, US Army National Guard JAG division will address the conference. Other presenters include J.Z. Knight, founder of the Ramtha School of Enlightenment, Italian photo-journalist Paola Harris, Alfred Webre, JD, Director for the Institute for Cooperation in Space, Dr. Thomas Hansen who was the founder of the Peace Exchange Foundation, archeological scholar and author Neil Freer, local dolphin researcher Joan Ocean, French author of "The Science of Extraterrestrials", Jean Ederman, Mexican photographer and contactee Carlos Diaz, author and ECETI founder James Gilliland, channel Darryl Anka, Disclosure Witness ret. Capt. Robert Salas, researcher ret. Lt. Col. Wendelle Stevens and conference convener, Dr. Michael Salla, author of "Exopolitics", and President of the Exopolitics Institute.

     The Exopolitics Institute is a non-profit organization launched in July 2005 and based in Kealakekua, Hawaii, is dedicated to studying the key political actors, institutions and processes associated with credible evidence that extraterrestrial races are visiting, monitoring or residing on Earth. For more information about the Institute please visit: http//

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Monday, November 21, 2005

ARGENTINA: Large Multicolored UFO Seen By Numerous Eyewitnesses at Necochea

UFO Necochea
The Journal of Hispanic Ufology

     At approximately 23:40 hours on Sunday, November 20, 2005, a large multicolored object was seen over the seacoast facing the city of Necohcea in the extreme southeastern corner of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

     Numerous eyewitnesses on the coast were able to witness--after a very hot day-- the maneuvers of a large circular object over the sea and heading southward. The object issued a variiety of lights colored blue, red, yellow and white without making any noise whatsoever.

     The object or ball of light was over the sea facing the city, finally heading south along the coast, becoming lost in the dark of night.

     Workers who were on the city of Necochea's breakwater at the time, in the Puerto Quequén-Necochea area, were also witnesses to this event, as they could see the object's maneuvers from said vantage point.

     "All of us were exhilarated as we worked at the tip of the breakwater - we could see the object, which emitted multicolored lights over the sea. Finally, after several minutes of observations, it lost itself heading toward Punta Negra in the darkness of the night."

     It should be noted that Punta Negra is a coastal community of the City of Necochea, receiving its name by the color of its sands, a consequence of high iron concentrations.

     The squad of workers, approximately 8 people, were working on the expansion of the city of Necochea's breakwater, working a 12 hour shift.

     When consulted, the local Airport reported that no aerial artifacts flew over the area, much less at that time of night.

     There is no doubt that many people witnessed this object, particularly all of those who were enjoying a very warm night facing the shores of Necochea.

* Translation (c) 2005. Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology (IHU). Special thanks to Guillermo D. Gimenez, Planeta UFO.


Police Pursue UFO in Malbrán

UFO Over Santiago del Estero
The Journal of Hispanic Ufology

     A strange luminous object engaging in sudden movements in the sky was seen by eight police officers patrolling the locality of Malbrán in Santiago del Estero, department of Aguirre, as was reported today.

     The phenomenon lasted for half an hour and was further witnessed by other residents of that community.

     Police officers from the locality were later able to ascertain that the phenomenon was seen by residents of the outlying towns, although no one has been able to explain the object's orgin.

     According to today's edition of the El Liberal newspaper, the incident took place last Saturday evening. It all began when officer Ariel Roldan and seven other men under his command rode together in a vehicle belonging to the Provincial Police. One of the officers traveling in the vehicle's payload alerted the others to the presence of a "large luminous object" in the sky. The intense white light moved "from one side of the vehicle to another", causing the law enforcement agents to pull over and get out of the vehicle to find out what was going on.

     They immediately lit flares and tried to approach, setting out along a local road, as was reported. However, the light made a sudden movement shortly afterward and left the area.

     According to the description subsequently offered by the police officers, the object had "a very powerful light" and flew at an estimated altitude of 4000 meters. After this strange experience, the officers were able to attest that they were not the only ones who had experienced it. Aside from verifying that a number of motorists driving through the area had seen the object, they learned that it had also been observed in several neighboring towns, as the chief of the Pinto station phoned them to ask if they had seen the unusual phenomenon.

SOURCE: Circulo Ufologico Riocuartense (COR) and Crónica (newspaper)
Translation (c) 2005. S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Mario Luis Bracamonte, Circulo Ovnilogico Riocuartense (COR).


Sunday, November 20, 2005

UFO Filmed Over Bristol, Tennessee

UFO Over Bristol, Tennessee
Resident films encounter with UFO

by Tracy Haynes
4 news

     Do you believe in UFO's? If so, you're not alone. Many people in Middle Tennessee say they've seen them and one man is making it his business to find out just what those UFO's are.

     Maybe you've seen lights and objects in the sky you can't identify. But if you tell Kim Shaffer about it, he won't laugh. He'll want to hear every detail so he can make an accurate record of it.

     As head of Tennessee's Mutual UFO Network, he says he's seen the mysterious objects.

     "I don't obsess over it. It's just a fact of life that we saw something we can't explain," he says.

     He and his son shot video of a flying object spinning and tumbling over their Bristol, Tennessee, home in 2003.

     Kim is a Navy veteran that has seen lots of conventional aircraft, and he says this wasn't one of them.

     "It was actually the most perfect thing I've ever seen. And to explain it, I can't," he says. "It defied laws of Physics, it defied laws of flight. It was powered. What it was, I can't say."

     As head of the UFO Network, he doesn't necessarily believe in aliens. But he says UFOs are worth studying and they've been with us for thousands of years.

     "I think Ezekiel saw a UFO, for lack of a better term. It was a flying object, and it was unidentified," says Shaffer. "The accounts of UFO sightings really seemed to start taking off in the 1940's. They've been seen at night, and in broad daylight, and many of the sightings happened right here in Tennessee."

     There reports of UFO's stretch the entire state from Dandridge, Tennessee to Paris, Lakewood, Gallatin, Franklin, and in Bristol.

     Many of the reports Shaffer receives involve the so-called black triangles. In fact a friend of his had a recent encounter with one which he claims left him terrified and physically scarred.

     Was it ETS or military experiment? Shaffer doesn't know, but believes the answers lie in the evidence. Right now, he wants all the evidence he can get.

     "When we take a piece of video footage, for example, and we have it analyzed by the best of the best optical physicists in the country. They can't identify what these things are," said Shaffer.

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