Monday, May 29, 2006

UFOPOP Opens New Gallery

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Jim Klotz
5-25-06

     We are pleased to announce the opening of the Merchandising Gallery at UFOPOP.org

Whether or not flying saucers and extraterrestrial aliens are real, their images sell and have been in common use in the market place for many years.

Such images have been widely used to promote the sales of all manner of items saucer and alien related items and not. The Merchandising Gallery presents hundreds of examples of advertisements, promotional items, events, businesses and products that use flying saucer and alien imagery.

In UFOPOP’s three other Galleries are over 3600 comics, books, and magazines with covers that include flying saucers and extraterrestrial aliens.

UFOPOP.org will appeal to your interest in UFOs or popular culture. We encourage you to visit often as new items are constantly being added.

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We hope you enjoy your visit.

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Saturday, May 27, 2006

Fireproof Uniform and Harrier Jet Incited 30 Year Old Alien/Craft Account?

Alien at Broad Haven Pembrokeshire
UFO sightings of 30 years ago explained

By Sam Burson
Western Mail
5-27-06

     A SPATE of mysterious UFO and alien sightings which gripped a Welsh community 30 years ago may have finally been explained.

A former US Navy sailor claims the furore gripping the Broad Haven area of Pembrokeshire in the late 1970s was caused by an officer in a special fireproof uniform, and new RAF jets.

The sailor, who served in the area shortly after most of the sightings, says a fellow officer admitted he had been responsible.

The clamour around the possibility of little green men visiting Pembrokeshire in the late 1970s led to 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, and canny tourist operators even started running UFO sighting weekends.

However behind the hype, Government officials took some of the tales seriously, and it was revealed last year by UFO expert Dr David Clarke that a secret MoD investigation had been carried out.

Now, following publicity about the investigation, James Carlson from Albuquerque, New Mexico, has written to the Fortean Times - a magazine about the supernatural - with what he believes are answers to West Wales' paranormal riddle.

He was stationed at the US Naval Facility in Brawdy in the 1980s.

In his letter Carlson tells how one of his supervisors, who is identified only by the name Steve, saw him reading a book about paranormal incidents around Brawdy, which was also an RAF base.

The book quotes an RAF officer, who states the descriptions of "alien" suits were in no way similar to military uniforms at the time.

However Carlson was told by Steve that the description was identical to firefighting gear used by American personnel.

He said, "Steve told me that while serving on the fire team of his division, he would often don the asbestos suit and oxygen breathing apparatus provided.

"Fire preparation drills, even those conducted at night, would require members of the fire team to search the areas around the base, and Steve claimed that during these drills he became res-ponsible for two of the alien sightings."

He added that a contemporary report of a UFO sighting in Pembrokeshire, which suggested the craft could not be man-made because of its gentle swaying and hovering motion, exactly fitted a description of the Harrier Vertical Take-off and Landing jet, which had been used in the UK since 1969.

Dr David Clarke, who teaches folklore at Sheffield Hallam University, is the man who last year uncovered the MoD's secret 1970s investigation into Welsh UFOs, and this year discovered a more recent Government investigation, which concluded UFOs are probably caused by atmospheric phenomenon.

He said of the letter in this month's edition, "It adds to certain testimonies and makes sense.

"A few people have already admitted a hoax, and one has even said he had to jump into a hedge when a lady aimed a gun at him in his suit."

Dr Clarke, who is a correspondent for Fortean Times, added, "There will never be absolute proof either way, but Wales has always had a history of these sorts of sightings - it's a real hotspot for them, whether they're just atmos-pheric phenomenon or not.

"It used to be perceived as fairies and little folk, but now we're in the space age and everybody's seen Battlestar Galactica and Star Wars, everything is aliens and space ships."

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Friday, May 26, 2006

Alien Face Appears in X-Ray of Duck!

Alien in Duck
If it quacks like an alien ...
Unidentified facelike object peeks out from duck X-ray at wild bird rescue center


By Peter Fimrite
The San Francisco Chronicle
5-26-06

     As if crop circles weren't proof enough that extraterrestrials are among us, an alien has now been found in the stomach of a duck.

That, at least, is the conclusion reached by workers at the International Bird Rescue Research Center in Cordelia (Solano County) when they viewed an X-ray image they took of a sick mallard.

Right there, in the duck's ventriculus, or gizzard, is the shocking image of a grimacing, bald-headed being. How it got there, nobody knows, but when an autopsy was performed after the bird died of unrelated causes, the alien had mysteriously disappeared.

"We're a 35-year-old organization, and we've seen a lot of things -- bullets, fish hooks -- but this is the first time anything like this has shown up," said Jay Holcomb, executive director of the bird rescue center, which was founded in 1971 after an oil spill beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. "I don't know my aliens well, but it looks like one of those with the big eyes and the long fingers."

The drake in question arrived at the center Sunday with a broken wing. Workers do not know how the mallard was injured, but it was clearly weak and emaciated. In an effort to pinpoint the trouble, Maria Travers, the assistant rehabilitation manager, took a radiograph image of the bird. She was stunned by what she saw.

"Look at this," she shouted. "It's an alien head!"

Holcomb admitted the strange image could have been an odd arrangement of grain in the stomach, similar to the anomalous "Face on Mars" photographed by the Viking Lander when it orbited the Red Planet in 1976.

Ducks sometimes eat grain or even gravel and use it as a kind of internal grinding mechanism when they are digesting food, Holcomb explained. An autopsy Thursday revealed some grain in the bird's stomach, but nothing else out of the ordinary.

Still, it is hard to deny the clarity of the alien image. No long fingers can be seen, but the face certainly has prominent brows, a small button nose that is slightly askew and a scary grimace.

Unusual characteristics are commonly on display among male mallards during the spring mating season, according to Travers. Their testicles, for instance, grow to three times the size of their brains, but they have never been known to sprout an alien head, she said.

"The bird rescue center is the national leader in oiled-wildlife response management. Wildlife experts and center volunteers have traveled the world helping more than 150 species of wild birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, including many rare and endangered species, not just in oil spills, but after accidents, mass strandings and other life-threatening situations.

The nonprofit, which relies mostly on volunteers, struggles every year for the publicity and funding it needs to pay for its programs.

All of which may explain why the X-ray has caused such a stir at the center. One could not help but notice, given the apparent shock of the discovery, how quickly Holcomb and the center volunteers gathered themselves and put the image up for sale on eBay.

The one-of-a-kind X-ray, which measures 17 inches by 14 inches will be auctioned, along with a certificate of authenticity, starting Sunday, Holcomb said, with all the proceeds going to the rehabilitation center.

A T-shirt will also be put up for sale on CafePress.com, he admitted, embossed with the message, "In Space, No One Can Hear You Quack."

"The poor duck died, but maybe this will help other animals," Holcomb said.

It will not be the first time the center has used its unique work to make money. A pelican-adoption program was recently started in which volunteers get a certificate and are allowed to release a rehabilitated pelican for a $500 fee. An adopt-a-duckling program has also been instituted, charging $25 a bird.

The intelligent-being question has come up before in the Cordelia area, most notably when crop circles were discovered twice in the past three years on wheat fields near the rescue center.

"I don't think they found the aliens then," Holcomb said, "or else we would have seen it in the local paper."

Holcomb said it is important for workers at the center to maintain a sense of humor because the work can often be depressing. Besides the death of the alienated duck, he said, everybody was devastated recently when a great blue heron had to be euthanized after it was found suffering from a bullet wound.

Since the birds can't talk, he said, maybe an X-ray image, an alien and a bit of imagination can talk for them.

"People might think we're quacks," Holcomb admitted, pun apparently intended, "but maybe this is a message to the world that's coming through the duck, and we're just sharing it."

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UFO True Believers

By Lee Williams
The Oregonian
5-26-06


hotelufo     It happened last summer, but the four boys from Sherwood remember it like it happened last night.

Philip Muir, Sean Johnson and Tim Douthit, all 18 now, were sleeping in the backyard of their friend, Trevor Davis, 17. Above them, a plane crossed the sky. And above it: a red shimmering disc, quickly darted back and forth over the body of the plane. Then the disc zipped away.

"It wasn't a tracking light," Sean recalled May 18 at McMenamins Kennedy School. "We all saw it. We all thought, 'This is CRAZY.' "

The "Sherwood Four" drove up from their hometown last Thursday to share their story with Jesse Marcel Jr., whose father, Army Maj. Jesse Marcel, recovered wreckage from what he originally claimed was a UFO that had crashed in Roswell, N.M., in the summer of 1947.

Marcel Jr. spoke at Kennedy School and stayed to answer questions and mingle after Thursday's special screening of the 1994 docudrama "Roswell." The night was the official kick-off for last weekend's Seventh Annual UFO Fest, hosted by McMenamins Hotel Oregon in McMinnville.

McMenamins' annual festival is the second-largest UFO gathering in the nation.

Marcel's dad initially claimed what the Army had on its hands was wreckage not of this world. He was ordered to recant his story, though, telling the press later that what he'd found was a weather balloon.

For more than 60 years, supporters have claimed that there was much more to Marcel's story, including recovered and autopsied alien bodies, and a continued governmental cover-up.

"I'm getting on in years and one of only a few people who knows what happened," said Marcel Jr., who was 11 when his dad brought the remnants home to view. "And I know what I saw."

Marcel's appearance drew a cross-section of folks, from true believers such as Michael Brein, ambassador at large for Mufon (Mutual UFO Network, the largest UFO organization in the United States), to the curious such as real estate agent Brad Wulf, 35, who brought his mom, Tammy.

Twentyish Paul Borte brought his skepticism. But, he said, "If the truth is out there, then this guy's as close to it as anyone."

For information and photos from last weekend's UFO Festival at McMenamins Hotel Oregon, check out www.ufofest.com.

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"There is an Alien Invasion at The Museum of Discovery & Science in Fort Lauderdale"

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KIDDING AROUND | 'Aliens: Worlds of Possibilities' and 'Alien Adventure 3D'

By ALENA LOWENTHAL NGALAME
The Miami Herald
5-26-06

     This summer, there is an alien invasion at the Museum of Discovery & Science in Fort Lauderdale. Starting Saturday, you can stop by and 'explore the age-old question: Are We Alone?' That's the intriguing challenge from the museum's new exhibit, Aliens: Worlds of Possibilities, and the IMAX film Alien Adventure 3D. These are the two main events, but the museum is also presenting guests James Randi, investigator and demystifier of paranormal and pseudoscientific claims; Dr. Sanchez-Ocejo, president of Miami UFO Center; and Dr. Seth Shostak, astronomer and host of SETI's (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute) Are We Alone? Radio Program. Try out a hover craft, design your own extraterrestrial, and even help the chef create a 'crazy comet.' The aliens featured in the exhibit are inspired by a NASA-funded curriculum called 'Invent-an-Alien,' representing ideas of life forms that might develop on planets where the gravity, geology and atmosphere differ from those on Earth.

Visitors will come face-to-face with Hairy Sandwalker, above, Gusty Traveler and Phineous Palindrome, and giant 12-foot-tall robotic aliens. In the fun, not scary, IMAX film, Alien Adventure, goofy aliens land on Earth -- in a theme park.

Museum of Discovery & Science, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-467-MODS (6637) or www.mods.org.

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Thursday, May 25, 2006

POLAND: UFO Photographed Over Bialystok

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Piotr Cielebias
NOL - Polish UFO Journal
5-10-06

     One of the first POSSIBLE UFO photos taken in 2006.

Mr. Pawel Targonski took photo presenting a strange object of unknown origin on January 1st 2006 at 00:18. It was taken with a camera Kodak Easyshare C300. The purpose was to photograph fireworks but it wasn't always possible to take a photo of them. The object was noticed on the next day while the photos were downloaded to a computer.

The object wasn't visible when the photo was taken. The author was located on Mickiewicz's Street and the object seems to hover over ponds on this street. It isn't known yet if someone other present on New Year Eve party took a similar one photo.
The case remains unsolved and the object is still unidentified.

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* SOURCE: prepared by: TI [Terra Incognita, POLAND]

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Theories On Recent Cattle Mutilations Sort of Alien

Cow Mutilated With Alien & Saucer
By Rich Tosches
The Denver Post
5-24-06

     The tales of mysterious livestock mutilations go way back on the Colorado flatlands, back at least to 1967 outside of Alamosa, where Snippy the horse died a strange death.

Snippy had been skinned in a bizarre way. The cuts were sharp and precise. There was no blood at the scene. Snippy's owner said when she touched the horse's flesh, it oozed green fluid that burned her skin.

There were, of course, reports of UFOs in the area that night.

Beam ahead, so to speak, to Monday. To the parched land near this tiny town just 40 miles from the Kansas border. Chuck Bowen, 54, a rancher and a photographer, gazes across the 13,000 acres his family has owned since the 1940s. He takes a step, and the dust around his boots swirls in the relentless wind.

Two of his cows have died freaky deaths. And then he hears the word "alien," and he smiles. It's hard, frankly, for down-to-earth Bowen to imagine why extraterrestrial beings would hover over his remote meadow, carefully snatch away the faces of two cows and then dart back into the twinkling stars.

"You would think," he said, "they'd have something more important to do."

And yet Bowen wonders what on earth could have killed his Angus cows and surgically removed the skin from the same side of both cows' faces, leaving the carcasses otherwise intact in the undisturbed grass of the sprawling ranch.

"The grass around their legs was still upright, still tall," he said. "When an animal dies it usually thrashes around and disturbs the ground. This was like the cows had been gently laid down in the grass. Like they'd been lowered."

Oh, and there's this little tidbit that jacks up the spooky meter another notch in Bowen's head: The ranch, originally owned by his grandfather, sits on the site of the infamous Nov. 29, 1864, Sand Creek Massacre, in which some 200 Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians were killed by U.S. Army soldiers. Bowen and his wife, Sheri, have spent decades sifting through the dirt, uncovering about 3,000 artifacts of that horrible day. Everything from cannonball fragments to metal arrowheads to soldiers' uniform buttons.

In February and again in April, not far from that main battlefield and down by the towering cottonwood trees that stood even back then, Bowen found the dead cows.

"Both of them had the skin sliced off the left side of their faces in exactly the same pattern," he said.

"The cut was a perfectly straight line," Sheri Bowen said. "You could tell it was done with a knife."

Ahead of a thunderstorm on Monday, the noon sun pushed the thermometer past 85 degrees and the foul odor of a cow carcass danced in the air. Lying on the ground amid a colony of prairie dogs was the body of one of the Bowens' cows. This one went down, as best Chuck can figure, about April 1. Its black hide was weathered, but the precise slicing of the skin around its jaw and snout was plain to see.

Kiowa County Sheriff Forest Frazee and deputies examined both carcasses. Frazee said a veterinarian told him an eagle might have sliced the skin from the cows' faces. And that the brittle winter grass around the bodies had not been stepped on.

"That grass breaks. It's easy to see a footprint. No one came anywhere near those cows," Frazee said. "So I don't really know what happened. I do know that I don't believe in the boogeyman."

The Bowens - seemingly about as regular and ordinary as people can be - live about 30 miles south, in Lamar. They run about 90 cows on the family land, and the two deaths have left them rattled.

"Coyotes wouldn't go anywhere near the carcasses for weeks and weeks," Sheri Bowen said. "They just left them alone. And Chuck's metal detector, the one we use to find artifacts, it gave a reading of foil over the entire body. Aluminum foil.

"I've heard all the stories, but I have a little trouble with the alien thing. Aliens killing our cattle just doesn't make any sense."

Chuck shakes his head.

"Both cows had the exact same patch of skin taken from the same side of their face," he said. "And to be honest, it's a little creepy."

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UFO's — Fact or Fiction?

UFO Case Collage
By Rebekah Kendal
iAfrica.com
5-25-06

     South Africa is abuzz with speculation about UFO activity following the recent alleged sighting in Port Shepstone.

A number of witnesses testified to seeing an unidentified flying object crash into the sea amid smoke and flames. No aeroplanes have been reported missing and the NSRI have not, as yet, discovered anything in the area.

We spoke to Cristo Louw, founder of South Africa's UFO Resource (SAUFOR) about the sighting in KZN, government conspiracies and SA's UFO hotspots.

iafrica: What do you think of the recent sighting in KZN?

CL: This story has spread like wildfire all around the world due to the power of the internet, and although I do not suspect (at this stage) that there was an actual object seen, this event has shown that most people are actually open to the possibility that UFOs exist and are curious about the phenomenon. My conclusion is based on video-footage which was taken of the event and this shows a tornado-like formation which actually does account for many of the details from the eye-witness descriptions. There are however a few unanswered questions which still leaves the door open for an object to have been seen. The case is still open.

iafrica: Is there any spot in South Africa that is particularly prone to UFO activity?

CL: Yes, there are many. From our database of sightings, it is clear that the Eastern Cape is a hotbed for sightings, but contrary to popular belief, these things can (and are) seen just about anywhere. The research shows that many reports occur near bodies of water, military and nuclear installations, and even in space…

iafrica: Is there stuff that the public should know, but doesn't? In other words, is information kept hidden from the public?

CL: Without a doubt, yes! And this is a global situation. I'll give the example of the 7 May 1989 incident where our Air Force actually shot down a UFO which crashed in the Kalahari Desert on the Botswana side of the border. We would never have known about this case if an Air Force Intelligence officer hadn't come forward with the story. His credibility has since been found to be very dubious, however through diligent research many aspects of the case were substantiated. The cherry on top here was (apparently) that South Africa received nuclear weapons in exchange for what was recovered. The level of secrecy around this case is mind-boggling.

To summarise what the public should be aware of compared to what has been force-fed, let me list a few points:
* UFOs exist and many are real physical objects where others are different forms of energy.

* Some of these are extraterrestrial and/or inter-dimensional.

* Certain highly advanced technologies have been recovered from downed craft and/or in exchange programmes with extraterrestrials. Examples of this are believed to be lasers, holograms, night-vision, Velcro, microwave applications, fibre-optics, the computer integrated circuit and probably many more…

* Proof that UFOs are real exists. There are thousands of cases where physical traces were left such as unexplained geometrical marks on the ground, burnt and/or damaged vegetation, electro-magnetic effects on vehicles, higher levels of radiation in the environment, magnetic field anomalies, and actual pieces of debris.

* Official studies that were previously classified but released under the Freedom of Information Act in America and other similar acts elsewhere, clearly show that the official level of concern is very high and a lot of documents have been found by researchers proving the cover-up.

* Thousands of authenticated photos & video footage exists, a lot of it still in the hands of the military.

* Radar-tracking coupled with visual sightings (especially from civilian and military pilots) exists, but is mostly kept in military files.

* In our history, innumerable myths and legends speak of a time when the 'gods' walked among men and craft were seen flying in the skies.

iafrica: What exactly do you classify as a UFO?

CL: Simply, a UFO is an Unidentified Flying Object. This means that the observer cannot identify what is seen. Upon investigation, most UFOs are identified and are no longer UFOs. It is the ±15% of truly unexplained reports which definitely deserve further study. When confronted with any report, we will firstly rule out all known possibilities, and then after extensive investigation, only then can it be said that something is unexplained. It is extremely irresponsible to jump to conclusions when all the facts have not been verified and all the possible leads checked out.

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Major UFO Event In Houston, Quick, Telkwa & Smithers B.C.

UFO Over Bulkley Valley
By Brian Vike
The American Chronicle
5-24-06


Brian Vike (Sml)     . . . It was exactly 10:45 p.m. on July, 29, 2002 when I was sitting watching a late movie when I saw a "HUGE", round white/yellowish object in color, traveling at approx: 600 miles per hour flying at low attitude (approx: 300 meters - altitude) through the Bulkley Valley below. From my distance, he said, the object was approximately the size of a pickup truck, he went on to say the actual size, in his estimation if he had been closer to it would have been more to the size of a school bus. The object traveled according to the witness, west to east. There was "no" sound at all, no reaction from his two dogs which were outside at the time the object passed by. I asked if there was a tail trailing it, he said no. It was completely round and very bright.

As I mentioned above, the Stewarts's farm sits approx: at a elevation of 3000 feet, and the Telkwa Mountain Range sits at approx: 3500 feet. The object was traveling below the top of the Telkwa range, and below the elevation the Stewart's farm. He also mentioned the object would have passed directly over top of Round Lake which can be seen 2 to 3 miles in the distance from the farm. . . .

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Strange Rectangular UFO Photographed Over Germany

UFO Over Magdeburg, Saxony-Annhalt, Germany
By Dirk Vander Ploeg
American Chronicle
5-24-06

     On Saturday, May 6, 2006, Tushar Bhatt and his girlfriend were walking through the city of Magdeburg, Saxon-Annhalt, Germany, taking photographs with her new digital camera when they accidentally took a photo of a flying rectangle!

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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

"Stuart Miller, Cheshire's Foremost Commentator on The Ongoing Search For Extra Terrestrial Life"

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E.T hunters swarm to the Northwest

UFO-hunters will hit Altrincham in their hundreds for a seminar on the unexplained next month. Here, stuart Miller tells Simon Donohue how he yearns for a close encounter.


By Simon Donohue
The Manchester Evening News
5-23-06

     HE approaches from the sun, blinding us further with his luminous yellow jacket and commands our attention while taking a good look at our faces.

"I need to take a look at your cards," he demands inexplicably, before adding, "Sorry, wrong gentlemen!"
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"Yeah right," I say to Stuart Miller, Cheshire's foremost commentator on the ongoing search for extra terrestrial life. "That guy may look like a city centre construction worker, but I've seen The X Files!"

Like Mulder and Scully before us, Miller and I sit at pavement café where we can watch for men in dark glasses and discuss plans for a major gathering of ufologists.

Stellar Cast

To those interested in the unexplained, the speakers who will address the conference on Ufology And The Paranormal at Altrincham Masonic Hall represent a stellar cast.

Nick Redfern's book, Body Snatchers In The Desert, was the "most realistic explanation of Roswell"; Neil Morris will provide the truth of Ant and Dec's Alien Autopsy film; while Paul Kimball will assess the career of Canadian ufological icon Wilbert Smith.

These are the type of men who wear the fact that they have suffered special branch surveillance as a badge of honour.

On the other hand, Miller, 53, a father of four daughters, who lives in Bowdon and publishes the extra terrestrial e-zine, uforeview, is disappointingly down to earth.

"I have been interested in UFOs since my mid-teens, but didn't take an active interest until 10 years ago," says the man so tall he'd terrify ET.

"There is no question that intelligent extra terrestrial life exists," he adds without fear of ridicule. "If you just look at it from a mathematical point of view, there has to be something out there."

Coffee and tea arrive in pots so large they could easily conceal surveillance equipment.

E-Zine

Unfazed, Miller presses on, telling me that he came to publish his own UFO e-zine after providing book reviews for the now-defunct UFO Magazine.

Each edition of uforeview is "read" by 20,000 people, but Miller would still like to see it published on paper.

"Every couple of years there are reports that fewer people are interested in ufology," he says. "It really winds us up when people say there are fewer sightings of UFOs. That's complete and utter rubbish."

Even so, Miller just happens to be pushing tickets at a time when the men in white coats seem to have produced conclusive proof that flying saucers don't exist.

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A request made via the Freedom Of Information act revealed that scientists working for the Ministry Of Defence on Project Condign had concluded that it was not alien saucers which have been buzzing the British countryside but "plasmas of gas" illuminated by charges of atmospheric electricity.

"I'd say that nothing has yet been fully explained," insists Miller between sips of latte. "The real issue is whether intelligent life extra terrestrial has been here. There is evidence that ET has visited us at some point. It is an old adage in UFO circles that the volume of evidence, if transferred to a criminal case, would be enough to secure a conviction."

Miller believes the British authorities have softened their attitude towards UFO hunters.

But the Americans are different, he says, and particularly since September 11. What do they have to hide?

"I think Orson Welles did the world an enormous disservice when War Of The Worlds was broadcast live on American radio, causing mass panic," adds Miller. "There is a fear that there might be panic if proof of extra terrestrial life was provided." Given that possibility, why are the people who read uforeview committed to proving the existence of other life forms?

"To just look inwards at ourselves, here on this planet, is to have a very restrictive point of view," Miller suggests.

"People these days treat ufology much more seriously and are less inclined to laugh.

"My wife and daughters are sceptical but they do not treat me as some idiot who would embarrass them."

Even so, Miller, who believes in a higher being if not a God, says he imagines that non-human life forms might already be here.

"Perhaps they have revealed themselves to us in ways which we would be most comfortable with," he adds, "either through our own minds, or from somewhere above this planet."

Dream

He answers the most important question with almost religious zeal.

"No, I have never seen a UFO myself," he says. "But it is my dream to meet an intelligent being from another planet.

"If the authorities do have proof of life on other planets, I can think of no good reason why they shouldn't tell us. I think it is man's right to know."

We part and I return to the office. Once again, a man in a luminous jacket crosses my path.

He could just be a builder enjoying a lunch break. But maybe, just maybe, he's one of the few who do know more than they're letting on.

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Mystery: Pilot Crashes While Pursuing UFO

A Kentucky National Guard pilot dies in the pursuit of a UFO

By Drew Speier & Rachel Chambliss
14WFIE.com
5-23-06

Mantell1     Just over 58 years ago, a Kentucky National Guard pilot crashed his plane and died while pursuing a UFO.

It was a story that made headlines and one that's still talked about today. But the question remains, what was Captain Thomas Mantell chasing that day?

It's a mystery dating back to 1947. A UFO allegedly crashed in Roswell, New Mexico. That story is well documented, but equally puzzling was this mystery regarding a UFO in the skies above Kentucky just a few months after the Roswell incident.

In 1956, a government film addressed this case, a case that'll never be solved because Captain Thomas Mantell from Simpson County, Kentucky, an experienced pilot and World War II Ace, took the answer to his grave.

It made headlines across the country. January 7th, 1948, 1:30 pm, Kentucky State Police receive reports of a UFO near Godman Air Force Base. The unidentified object is described as a big, bright, shiny star.

Four F-51 Mustangs, on their way to Standiford Air Force Base in Kentucky, are contacted by the tower. They're ordered to investigate a white object, some 300 feet in diameter. One plane returns for fuel and oxygen, the other three approached the object.

Pilot Thomas Mantell says he sees it ahead of him. The planes climbed to 22,000 feet, too high for WWII fighters without oxygen. Two returned to the base, leaving Captain Mantell in sole pursuit of the unknown.

Minutes later, Mantell with another transmission states, "Mantell to tower: it appears to be a metallic object, and it's of tremendous size."

Captain Mantell kept climbing, most likely past 30,000 feet. Radio contact was lost.

Minutes later, less than two hours from the initial sightings, Mantell's F-51 crashed on a farm in Franklin, Kentucky. His watch stopped at 3:16 p.m. His body, still strapped in his plane. By all accounts, he passed out from a lack of oxygen, forcing his plane to plunge to the ground.

Today, a historical marker sits near the site where Mantell's plane went down in Franklin, Kentucky. In fact, it went down on a farm nearby Joe Phillips farm. His son, a school child then, was one of the first on the scene.

William Phillips Jr. recalls, "We heard this real loud boom, you know. It actually shook the house. In fact, the best I remember it was two of them, like an explosion."

Phillips Jr. was six years old and home sick with his younger sister when the crash occurred.

He says, "We ran to the window, and just happened to pick the right window, and see it hit the ground, as it hit the ground."

The news of the incident immediately made headlines. Newspapers reported Mantell had been shot down by a magnetic ray from a flying saucer. The story took on a life of its own.

Mantell was the first person ever to die while pursuing an unidentified flying object.

The military's response - it was most likely a weather balloon.

Phillips Jr. argues, "I can't see that a balloon could move and out run a P-51. The P-51 was the fastest thing the military virtually had in '47."

It's a story that, almost 60 years later, is still talked about in Franklin, Kentucky where Mantell was born and, oddly enough, died, just a few miles from the Simpson County tourism building where he's honored.

Dan Ware, Simpson County Tourism, says, "There are many UFO buffs who stop by to ask and see what we've got, and want to know as much as they can about the story. It continues to fascinate people, even after 50 years."

To this day, people still wonder what Captain Mantell was chasing.

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Monday, May 22, 2006

Roswell - It Really Did Happen


Col. Jesse Marcel Jr., On & Off the Record

By Tom Horn
© Copyright 2006
RNU News
5-22-06

Tom Horn Sml     RNU.com – (Raiders News Update) – A new book by Col. Jesse Marcel Jr. - The Roswell Legacy - claims that the famous Roswell UFO event actually occurred, including the recovery of an extraterrestrial craft. Col. Marcel's famous father, Maj. Jesse Marcel Sr. was the lead military investigator into the crash of 1947 and is finally vindicated according to this book.

Without a doubt the 1947 Roswell, N.M. event is the paramount story of western extraterrestrial folklore. Some think whatever really happened there will never be known. The U.S. government says it was a simple case of misidentification. But as most people know, this wasn't the military's first position.

The contrast of statements by highly trained personnel set in motion the greatest cover-up in American history, says Col. Jesse Marcel, who is admittedly the only civilian alive to have handled the UFO 'debris' from the Roswell crash site. I set down recently with Col. Marcel and he shared information with me, on and off the recorder. I heard things I had never heard before from ufology's legendary friend. Marcel is almost 70 years old now, a soft spoken, gentle man who comes across as ultimately believable.

When I asked Jess, as he prefers to be called, if his father - the Intelligence Officer at Roswell Army Air Field at the time of the Roswell event - could have been mistaken about what was recovered during the field investigation, he answered without hesitation, "No way," he said, and then proceeded to tell me why.

When later I pressed about Mogul Balloons and Operation Paperclip as alternative theories, he shared at length the number of times he had joined honest investigators in a side by side comparison with his drawings and material examples and how each time not a single correspondent to what his father had brought home from the ranch that night could be found.

Getting to the big questions, I offered, "But of course whatever happened at Roswell, surely it could be explained as top-secret terrestrial technology, right?" As cool as silky water, he looked at me and replied, "Tom, what I saw was not of this earth. Though it was material, I held it in my hands, and the pieces were as light as a feather."

I gave Jess greetings from Stanton Friedman, who together with Bill Moore had brought the Roswell cover-up to international light many years ago, and then I said, "So you, like Stan Friedman, believe the Roswell debris were most likely a physical technology?" Jess smiled and told me how Friedman was such close family friend. I'm not sure he ever did get around to answering my question about technology. But Col. Marcel, like his father before him, is a career military man (he had just returned from Iraq where as an ear, nose and throat specialist he was busy patching up soldiers). Over the years he's participated in field investigations of crashed known craft, and is very familiar with many hardware components. To this day he has never seen anything resembling the Roswell artifacts.

Marcel then proceeded to tell me an intriguing story about an incident that had happened some years ago, when he was scheduled to be in Washington, DC. To this day he doesn't know how the participants knew where he would be at that particular time. When he arrived at his motel, there was a message waiting for him on the phone in his room. It was from a man we'll call Mr. "X". He wanted to meet with Marcel the following day, at 1:PM in a certain room at the Capital building. Marcel felt uneasy, but agreed to go to the meeting. On arrival, he was ushered into the office of Mr. "X", who got right down to business. "X" wanted to talk to Marcel about Roswell, and he asked if Jess would be more comfortable "in a secure room." When Marcel explained that he wouldn't be saying anything he hadn't said before, "X" pressed the idea of the secure room, explaining, "Well, maybe I want to tell you something you don't already know."

Leaving the office, they proceeded to the secure room where no listening devices existed, in an area Jess described as "the dungeons of the Capital building." They sat at a table where Marcel noticed a book about Alien Abductions, UFO technology and Roswell. "X" tapped on the book with his finger and said outright, "This is not fiction." The mysterious government insider continued talking for a while and then asked Marcel if he knew where the material recovered from the Roswell ranch was being kept. Jess found the question curious and said, "No. Don't you?" "X"'s answer was as curious as the question, so Marcel responded with a inquiry of his own: "If extraterrestrial activity is real, and you guys know it, when is the government planning Official Disclosure of what really happened at Roswell?"

"If it was up to me," "X" said, "we'd be doing it now."

Following a story like that, I just had to ask Col. Marcel if he personally knew of other members of the government and military who also are anticipating a future moment when the representatives of the world's religions and leaders of nations will stand in the well of the United Nations and say, "We have an announcement to make. We are in contact with extraterrestrial intelligence."

Marcel grew silent for a moment, then looked at me and whispered, "Yes."

Suddenly the phone rang, and Col. Marcel had to leave the building.

Editors note: The full transcript and audio file of Col. Jesse Marcel Jr. and Tom Horn's interview will be available at RaidersNewsNetwork.com later this week.

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UFO CRASH - UPDATE:

UFO Crashes into KZN Sea
No sign of 'UFO' - NSRI

News24.com
5-21-06

     Port Shepstone - There is no sign of an apparent "UFO" that was reported to have crashed into the sea off Port Shepstone on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast.

National Sea Rescue Institute spokesperson Craig Lambinon says nothing has been found yet, despite an extensive search over an area covering 12 square nautical miles.

The mysterious object that "crashed" into the sea behind the breaker-line off-shore of Port Shepstone High School about 12:20 on Saturday, has raised a frenzy of interest worldwide.

The number of readers who have clicked on the report carried by News24 reached more than 30 000 by 18:00 on Sunday afternoon.

Lambinon said on Sunday evening: "Witnesses said they thought they saw an unidentified object, possibly an aircraft, crash into the sea, but absolutely nothing has been found.

"Police and the NSRI offices in Shelley Beach and Port Edward responded to the call that something had crashed into the sea.

Some even saw flames
" Margate air traffic control also searched the area with a fixed-wing aircraft.

Numerous witnesses, including pupils and teachers at a school sports event, and fishermen were convinced they saw an aircraft go into the water.

"They saw smoke and water exploding. Some even saw flames.

"Some reported seeing an unidentified object splash into the sea causing a ripple of waves," said Lambinon.

"A reliable source, who was on a hill overlooking the sea about 2km away, said he saw something crash into the sea.

"The object trailed smoke behind it, and even after it had crashed the column of smoke hung in the air for several minutes.

"It caused a big splash when it hit the water and bobbed up and down," said Lambinon, quoting one of the witnesses.

'It might have been the weather...'
"There are no reports of activity in the area that may be related to this incident and there are no aircraft reported to be overdue or missing.

"The number of witness reports leads us to presume that weather activity in the area at the time may have given the impression of something falling into the sea.

"We will continue to monitor the situation, which remains a mystery," said Lambinon, adding: "If there ever was something...".

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Search for crashed 'UFO' on hold

iafrica.com
5-22-06

     -PORT SHEPSTONE The search for an unidentified object which crashed into the sea at Port Shepstone on Saturday has been put on hold because of rough weather conditions, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said on Monday.

"The search was called off on Sunday and will only resume once the sea is calm. At the moment the sea is not conducive to diving," said NSRI Shelley Beach Station Commander Eddie Noyons.

"Rescue workers were unable to find oil slicks or petrol or any signs of a wreckage. We are not yet sure what it was that crashed into the sea."

The search for the unidentified object began on Saturday after witnesses reported that an object, possibly an aircraft, had crashed into the sea behind the breaker line off-shore of the Port Shepstone High School, said Noyons.

Police, rescue craft and a fixed wing aircraft were alerted to the scene to investigate.

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Search launched after UFO sea splash-down mystery

By Derrick Spies
The Herald Online
5-22-06

     THE aliens landed, or make that crash-landed, in the sea off Port Shepstone at the weekend.

This is what some people believed after they saw an unidentified flying object smack down into the water just behind the breaker line on Saturday.

NSRI Shelley Beach station commander Eddie Noyons said a number of reports had been received about a UFO, possibly an aircraft, crashing into the sea at about 12.20pm.

“Numerous eyewitnesses were interviewed, including teachers and pupils from Port Shepstone High School who were attending a sports event at the school, as well as other bystanders including local fishermen. They were all convinced they had seen an aircraft go into the water and said they had seen smoke and a splash.”

Some also reported seeing flames, and ripples on the sea.

Noyons said the NSRI, along with the South African Police Service, had gone out to investigate. They also alerted the Margate air traffic control and an aircraft was diverted to the scene to provide a fly-by visual of the area.

“Following a full-scale search of the area, covering 12 square nautical miles, nothing was found,” he said.

“The number of eyewitness reports leads us to presume that weather in the area at the time may have given the impression of something falling into the sea.”

Noyons said there were no reports of activity in the area that could be related to the supposed crash, and no aircraft had been reported overdue or missing.

“We will continue to monitor the situation, which remains a mystery,” he said.

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Sunday, May 21, 2006

UFO Crashes into KZN Sea

UFO Crashes into KZN Sea
News24.com
5-20-06

     Port Shepstone - The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is monitoring a mysterious situation on the KZN south coast.

"Numerous" eye-witnesses reported an unidentified flying object crashing into the sea on Saturday.

NSRI Shelley Beach station commander, Eddie Noyons, said eye-witnesses had reported an unidentified object - possibly an aircraft - crashing into the sea behind the breaker line off-shore of the Port Shepstone High School.

Police, rescue craft and a fixed wing aircraft were alerted to the scene to investigate.

Noyons said: "Following a full-scale search of the area covering 12 square nautical miles nothing has been found.

"There are no reports of activity in the area that may be related to this incident and there are no aircraft reported overdue or missing."

He said numerous eye-witnesses - including teachers and pupils attending a sports event at the high school, by-standers and local fishermen - were convinced they had seen an aircraft go into the water.

They said they saw smoke and described "water exploding".

Some also reported seeing flames.

Noyons said: "Some reported seeing something, an unidentified object, splash into the sea causing a ripple effect of waves."

Noyons said it was being presumed that weather activity in the area at the time might have given the impression of something falling into the sea.

" We will continue to monitor the situation, which remains a mystery," he said.

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Thursday, May 18, 2006

UFO Seen in South-East

Fireball Green A
The Queensland Times
5-17-06

     POLICE and radio stations were inundated with calls from concerned people around south-east Queensland last night reporting a strange green light streaking across the sky.

Guesses about the origin of the mystery light ranged from a crashed plane to an odd shooting star to the inevitable rumours of an alien invasion.

Last night authorities remained dumbfounded about the origin of the light.

A cop on the beat in Ipswich was one of those to witness the baffling phenomenon, calling in a report to his communications base about 6.20pm.

“There was a bright flash of green light across the sky,” the policeman reported.

“It looked like a shooting star at first but it was green and it went horizontally across the sky.”

The policeman asked the communications centre at Yamanto police station to contact RAAF Base Amberley about the light.

The base did not return the QT’s calls last night.

Police media in Brisbane said it had heard of reports about a strange green light around a wide region of the state’s south-east corner.

“The first couple of reports came through that it was a plane crash at Warwick,” a police media spokeswoman said.

“But we called Warwick and found that wasn’t the case.”

The spokeswoman said radio station 4BC called to say listeners from Samford to the Sunshine Coast and Bribie Island had reported seeing the light.

“They said their phones lit up about 6.20 from all around the place,” she said.

“Apparently they all said there was a vivid green light from east to west.

“It’s certainly proving very difficult to track down. It’s very fascinating.”

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Saturday, May 13, 2006

Man Says Photo Shows UFOs Over Santa Isabel

UFOs Over Santa Isabel
News 8
5-11-06

     A San Diego man says he has photographic evidence of UFOs flying over the East County. He shot a photo showing 10 objects in the sky while on a hike near Santa Isabel. The man claims his picture... Is the best UFO photo ever taken.

It was in the hills above Santa Isabel In July of 1990 that Mike Orrell snapped a photograph that changed his life forever.

"The sun was setting to the west, at about 3:30 or 4 in the afternoon," he explained.

Mike was hiking near the Inaja Memorial Picnic Grounds.

"It was on this block that I set my Canon camera -- I put it on maximum zoom lens," he said.

Mike snapped a single photo of the landscape. When he got the prints back, he noticed something strange.

"Soon as I saw the four-by-six picture, I saw the dots."

Ten dots in the sky. But they were so small, it was hard to make them out.

"Even at this distance I could not see the objects until the photograph was enlarged," Mike said.

Mike had the photo blown up -- again and again -- until the small dots were clearly visible.

There were nine objects on the left, and one on the right. They looked like they were flying, but they did not appear to have wings.

"Unlike birds or planes that would have wings or appendages, these objects were uniform in density and size," Mike said.

The objects were acorn shaped and triangular, and similar to other UFO photos taken around the world, that Mike has posted on his Web site.

"I have labeled this the best UFO photo ever taken, and there are other people who believe it is because the pattern I found in one of the objects is duplicated in three other separate UFO photographs," he said.

Could it be? Flying saucers over San Diego's East County?

News 8 took Mike Orrell's original negative to the experts at Chrome Photo in Sorrento Mesa, and asked for their opinion.

"They're irregularly shaped, though, sort of triangular," one staff member said.

The Chrome Photo staff took a close look at the negative. They were able to rule out dust on the lens damage to the negative, or mechanical defects with the camera.

"The negative itself was intact," staff member Dennis Reiter said. "There was no damage, no machine type damage in the process."


Next, they put the negative through a high-resolution scanner, and blew it up on a computer screen.

So, are they UFO's?

"I would agree with him -- they are flying objects and they are unidentified," Reiter said.

The objects were actually in the sky that day, but the experts could not say for sure what they were.

"If you're asking me if they're alien space craft, there's absolutely no indication they are alien space craft," he added.



If you're still skeptical about Mike Orrell and his UFO photo, his story doesn't end there.

"I had no idea the day I was here, that right behind us is an alien rock face," he said.

That's right. Two weeks after mike took his UFO photo, he returned to the same spot only to find a rock formation in the shape of an alien face 15 feet from the spot where he took his photo.

Mike says he knows it's a natural rock formation, and not made by aliens. On the other hand... his relationship with that rock is a bit unsettling.

Mike says he's never seen another UFO since his close encounter 16 years ago. But he's still waiting for that day when the UFOs will come again.

Orrell also has discovered other rock formations in the shape of human faces. One on El Capitan Mountain near Lakeside, and in La Jolla Cove.

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Friday, May 12, 2006

"Pip Neal Spotted a Mysterious Green Ball in the Sky Over Southcote on Friday"

UFO Over Long Beach
UFO cannot believe it!

Reading Evening Post
5-12-06

     A space odyssey of UFO sightings has been zooming across our radar courtesy of eagle-eyed readers.

Your calls flooded in after Pip Neal spotted a mysterious green ball in the sky over Southcote on Friday, April 7, and Vicky Chapman saw a glowing red orb over Basingstoke Road on Good Friday (Post, Wednesdays, April 19 and 26, respectively).

It’s not the first time Mr Neal has seen unexplained things in the sky. He also told us that he saw a triangle of light in the skies over Lincoln two decades ago.
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Gloria Fisher, a carer from Meadow Road, Earley, called to say she and husband, Roy, a window-maker, spotted the same phenomenon, also 20 years ago, while camping in Wittering, Sussex.

She said: “We looked up in the sky and saw a triangle of white light as though joined but you could see through the middle. It was in complete formation but whether it was a Government experiment, you just don’t know.

“We haven’t really mentioned it too much to people.

“My husband, if you do see things, says it’s probably clouds or aeroplanes and the last thing you think about is UFOs but you do think: ‘Ooh, I wonder’.”

Peter Brake, 77, revealed his experiences after reading about the Good Friday sighting in the Post.

“The first one was mind-boggling, like a world just going along,” he said of his sighting of a multicoloured globe while in his Whitley Wood garden some years ago. “It wasn’t smooth, it was like in a square pattern and lit up. I didn’t know quite what to make of it.

“When it got level with me it was there one second and suddenly went away from me within two seconds.”

Then last September the retired forestry worker spied a deep red star-like object moving slowly over his Falmouth Road garden.

But perhaps the most exciting phenomenon has been by former coffee shop worker Janet Cryer, from Woodley who witnessed a bright, whooshing light roaring past her first-floor window.

She couldn’t sleep at around 1am on Tuesday, April 18, when suddenly she heard a noise “like an underground train, a roar and a whoosh at the same time” before a greeny-coloured light flew past her open-curtained window.

“Immediately I thought it was a meteorite and I was waiting for a bang,” said the 58-year-old.

“It was faster than a helicopter and nothing like an aircraft. The day after that I saw all those stories in the paper.”

Mrs Cryer, of Hanwood Close, added: “My late husband used to long to see a UFO, he used to keep all the clippings.”

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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Greer Goes Home To Promote New Book - Hidden Truth, Forbidden Knowledge: It is Time for You to Know

Look homeward, ET

Steven Greer and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence

by Cecil Bothwell
Mountain Xpress
5-10-06

Steven Greer     It's no news that Asheville is a tourist destination. But maybe the Chamber of Commerce and the Tourism Development Authority haven't set their sights high enough.

Dr. Steven Greer, a former Biltmore Forest resident who worked as an emergency-room physician here years ago, is utterly convinced that off-worlders have been racking up frequent-flier miles (or parsecs – a measure of interstellar distance equal to 1.918 x 1013 miles, or 3.258 light-years) while visiting Earth – perhaps for centuries.

Greer is returning to Asheville as part of a national tour promoting his latest book, Hidden Truth, Forbidden Knowledge: It is Time for You to Know (self-published, 2006). He'll give a talk Wednesday, May 17, in UNCA's Lipinsky Hall at 7:30 p.m.

Like many UFO enthusiasts, Greer believes an alien craft crashed in Roswell, N.M., in 1947 and was recovered by the U.S. government, and that there have been enough such recoveries that scientists in secret laboratories have duplicated flying-saucer technology. But a black-box cabal of powerful greed-heads is keeping the information about essentially free energy from the rest of us in order to control the earth (and preserve oil profits), he says. John Kennedy was killed because he planned to expose the whole plot, and G.H.W. Bush is in on the deal. Whew.

Greer also asserts that he's been for a ride in a flying saucer, can levitate groups of automobiles by meditating, and is in regular communication with the interplanetary tourist crowd.

Through the nonprofit Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence, which Greer founded in 1990, he leads trips to Crestone, Colo., and Mount Shasta, Calif., where participants are instructed in the protocols he says he's developed for making contact with extraterrestrials. Another Greer project, Space Energy Access Systems, was founded in 2001 to explore "zero-point energy" devices, which he says "use the energy in the space around them."

A tale of two ufologists
Scientist, writer, mystic and showman Carl Sagan, who died in 1996, was also a devout ET believer. But Sagan, widely known as both a serious astronomer and a science popularizer, felt that intergalactic travel – whether by extraterrestrials or humans – would inevitably entail an expenditure of time and energy that couldn't possibly be justified by any potential benefits. Time and again, Sagan would explain in articles or on his Cosmos television series that there are billions of galaxies, each containing billions of stars, in an apparently expanding universe. And while we call this "the universe," there's no way of knowing if it is, in fact, the only such.

Sagan also argued that given the propensity of matter to coalesce and self-organize as life, there must be billions of inhabited planets out there somewhere. So there's no way that anybody clever enough to invent space travel would choose to waste their time visiting every inhabited planet to check out local culture. Repeat visits would be out of the question, Sagan argued.

Greer, however, takes a contrary view. An articulate spokesman, he spins a seamless tale of intrigue and skullduggery – backed up, he says, by the thousands of photographs of unexplained phenomena and thousands of pages of testimony from fellow believers that he's compiled. But try to pin down specifics and you run into trouble.

In what the author calls the "nuts and bolts" chapters of his manuscript (which were forwarded to this writer for review), for example, he cites an impressive list of insiders on his team: Laurance Rockefeller, former Ambassador Maxwell Rabb, astronaut Gordon Cooper and former Nevada Sen. Richard H. Bryan. But UFOs aside, one thing all these people have in common is that all of them are dead. Meanwhile, a whole host of generals, CIA operatives, aides to congressional reps and presidents, and corporate movers and shakers on which so much of Greer's tale rests are identified only by initials or titles.

Asked about this, Greer told Xpress that despite his book's title, it's really a memoir, rather than a source of specific information about ETs, UFOs and so forth. Accordingly, he referred this reporter to an earlier book of his, Disclosure (self-published, 2001), which contains upward of 550 pages of anecdotal testimony from people who have seen things.

Asked if any witnesses had offered tangible proof – UFO parts or even blueprints – Greer affirmed that there are plans reproduced in Disclosure. Asked if the plans had been evaluated by independent engineers who might testify to their feasibility, Greer said: "They aren't that kind of blueprints. They aren't actual plans."

Monica, Monica
This reporter last interviewed Greer before an earlier Lipinsky Hall appearance ("Hey Mr. Spaceman," Nov. 23, 1994 Xpress). At the time, he maintained that the Clinton administration was on the verge of going public with the news that the U.S. was in touch with beings from beyond. This, Greer declared, would definitely be revealed within the next 12-18 months.

Asked what happened in that case, Greer said flatly, "Clinton lost his nerve."

In Hidden Truth, Greer suggests that Presidents Eisenhower, Carter and Clinton were all made to feel such fear for their lives that they refused to divulge what they knew to be true. Reagan, says Greer, was simply oblivious, and both Nixon and Bush Sr. were complicit in the evil cartel that holds the goods.

"In the case of Bill Clinton," Greer writes, "he very much wanted to see this happen but didn't have the courage to do it. His legacy was basically lost, because it was his responsibility, as the first full-term president after the close of the Cold War era, to have done this. He didn't rise to the challenge."

A "major New York paper," says Greer, was set to run a story about his own "briefings for the White House and CIA director on UFOs." But fate intervened. "The very day they were going to run that story, Linda Tripp emerged with her stories about Monica Lewinsky. This was not an accident or a coincidence."

Invasion of the body snatchers?
The plot, says Greer, transcends national borders. United Nations Secretaries-General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar and Boutros Boutros-Ghali were both ousted from that post because they planned to spill the beans, and de Cuéllar was the subject of a fake alien abduction orchestrated by members of the secret government that is running the world.

The U.N. head honchos are not alone in that regard, notes Greer: Many, if not most of the notorious body snatchings/probings/diddlings regularly reported in the tabloid news are actually the work of that cabal.

ETs aside, Greer claims to have spent time with some pretty high fliers right here on Earth. He reports a several-hour tête-à-tête with former CIA Director James Woolsey, whom Greer says tried to get Clinton to go public. More recently, Woolsey was a member of the influential – and controversial – Project for the New American Century.

Greer also mentions meetings with "a senior general at the Pentagon," "Sen. Byrd's chief investigator," "someone who had been tied into these projects in the military in Arizona," "a former head of Army intelligence," and "some very good friends of Prince Charles and Prince Philip." Clearly, this is one busy guy.

As a former physician, however, Greer must be aware of what a messy business assassination can be, and he seems to believe he's putting himself on the line. "Some of the people working with us would sell out to a cell within the Shadow Government that interfaces with the civilian UFO community that's headed up by Col. M.K., Gen. T.E., W.B. (a very wealthy Nevada businessman) and others," Greer writes.

Like most conspiracy theories, this one seems likely to attract its share of supporters and debunkers – and unlikely to be rationally resolved anytime soon. Still and all, as Sagan wrote about extraterrestrial intelligence at the end of his novel, Contact:

"The universe was made on purpose, the circle said. In whatever galaxy you happen to find yourself, you take the circumference of a circle, divide it by its diameter, measure closely enough, and uncover a miracle – another circle, drawn kilometers downstream of the decimal point. It doesn't matter what you look like, or what you're made of, or where you come from. As long as you live in this universe, and have a modest talent for mathematics, sooner or later you'll find it. It's already here. It's inside everything. You don't have to leave your planet to find it."

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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

MOD Report: End Of The Line For British UFOs? Not So Fast Says Nick Pope

By Thomas Horn
Senior RNU News Reporter
5-9-06

Tom Horn Sml     RNU.com – (Raiders News Update) – A 400-page report, entitled "Unidentified Aerial Phenomena in the UK" and marked "Secret: UK Eyes Only", is being released under the Freedom of Information by the U.K. MoD. It concludes that "No evidence exists to suggest that the phenomena seen are hostile or under any type of control, other than that of natural physical forces." Then adds: "There is no evidence that 'solid' objects exist which could cause a collision hazard."

nickpopeNick Pope, who worked in this department for the MoD from 1991 to 1994 says he doesn't want to be critical, but he disagrees with some of the conclusions, "particularly where they relate to subjects such as electrically-charged atmospheric plasmas or temporal lobe disorders, where there is no scientific consenses."

When I asked Pope if there could be other descenters of the official investigation, he responded, "I don't think you should expect a 'minority report', but as ever, the devil's in the details." He further reminded that whereas he was involved with the MoD's investigation into Unidentified Aerial Phenomena and partook in early discussions that led to the commissioning of the study, he had left the MoD's UFO Project by the time this report was made.

This is not the first time a report by MoD dismissed the idea of UFOs. . . .

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"UFOs Are Closely Connecting With Military, Science and Research Policies of The World Powers . . ."

Russian Flying Saucer
Special services aware of UFO construction, try to develop similar technologies

Pravda
5-10-06

     More than 5 million sightings of UFOs have been reported to date. Thousands of pages of documents proving the existence of the phenomenon have been declassified. Still, most aspects relating to UFO incidents remain a mystery to the public.

The situation is even more deplorable due to a stance on the issue taken by official scientists. They seem to refuse to notice things that are evident to everybody. However, one should not jump to conclusions and blame it all on officialdom. A painstaking analysis of the situation indicates that the roots of the problem run deeper than expected. UFOs are closely connecting with military, science and research policies of the world powers as plainly shown by some of the documents declassified by such U.S. government agencies as CIA, FBI, Homeland Security, Military Intelligence, NASA and NORAD (North American Air Defense Command).

The facts indicate that the above federal agencies have plenty of detailed information relating to UFOs. They are not only aware of UFOs, they are trying to develop similar technologies. Official scientific circles seem to have been told to turn a blind eye to the subject in order to keep it out of the spotlight public relations-wise. The stance is designed to help create an ideal environment to conduct secret tests. It is a fact that a number of highly sensitive documents were declassified yet a larger part of them is still kept under lock and key in the top-secret government archives.

Below are the excerpts from one of the documents purportedly containing most valuable information on UFOs. The document was obtained by the well-known U.S. ufologist Leonard Springfield from a source who requested to stay in the shadow. The document was hand-carried by a middleman whom Springfield knew well. However, the middlemen wished to remain anonymous in order to avoid a legal action that might be brought against him by the U.S. government. The document is dated July 16, 1947. It is a preliminary report on the examination of the wreckage of a “flying disk”. A cover letter to the report is signed by U.S. Air Force General Nathan Twining, U.S. Air Force Commander-in-Chief.

As indicated in the President’s Directive dated July 9, 1947, a preliminary investigation of the recovered “flying disk” and the wreckage of a possibly second disk took place in the headquarters of the 8th U.S. Air Force Army in Fort Worth, Texas. Additional data provided by research personnel of the U.S. Air Force Jet-Propelled Engines Laboratory in collaboration with the U.S. Air Force Research Center headed by Dr. Theodore von Karman.

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See Also: Renowned Ufologist Stanton T. Friedman Responds To Misleading NSA/UFO Article

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Kecksburg UFO Crash - Possible First Eyewitness


By Brian Vike
5-10-06

Brian Vike (Sml)     On December 9, 1965 hundreds of eyewitnesses watched an amazing object streak across the sky, the object was witnessed from Canada all the way to Kecksburg, Pennsylvania where the object crash landed. Soon after it was reported to be a spectacular meteorite by military and other officials. Eyewitnesses who saw the object, claimed what they saw sitting in a ravine was certainly no meteorite, but rather an unknown object.

I received an email from a gentleman who told me he had been witness to the crashed object at Kecksburg, Pennsylvania. What I didn't realize was that this fellow, who was 15 years old at the time, and out hunting with his brother and a friend may have been the first eyewitness to actually see the crashed object.

In the interview I have done with him, he goes on to tell of an amazing story and notes that later in life while serving in the military he came across a pilot who was scrambled to intercept the Kecksburg UFO. Because I feel that this is such an important piece to the puzzle I have decided to post the audio clip to my website where visitors can listen to the actual audio interview which can be heard at the link below.

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See Also: "When I Got To Kecksburg That Night, I Was Met By Army People and State Cops"

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