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Government report claims 'cosmic' and 'phantom' UFOs are all over Ukraine's skies

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Night sky over Kyiv, Ukraine, 2020.
Astronomers observed dozens of objects that "cannot be scientifically identified."

The skies over Kyiv are swarming with unidentified flying objects (UFOs), according to a new report from the Main Astronomical Observatory of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Of course, given that Russia and Ukraine have been locked in a months-long war that relies heavily on aircraft and drones, it's likely that many of these so-called UFOs are military tools that appear too fleetingly to identify, a U.S. intelligence agency has speculated.


Navy warns watchdog site releasing all UFO videos would 'harm national security'

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A watchdog website says its Freedom of Information Act request for every UFO video held by the Navy was denied due to national security reasons.

The Black Vault says that, since April 2020, it has been attempting to get all videos of UFOs (also called unidentified aerial phenomena) possessed by the Navy via a FOIA request.

After receiving several rejections in which the Navy would neither confirm nor deny the existence of the videos, the group says it received a response denying the request for the "sensitive information."

Comment: From Black Vault's announcement:
The request was simple. It asked for all videos that were designated "Unidentified Aerial Phenomena", just like the FLIR1, Gimbal and GoFast videos that they had previously released and labeled as "UAP". The FOIA case filed sought ALL of them.

It seemed plausible if there were three, there were more at NAVAIR. However, in March of 2022, NAVAIR would deny that request stating that they found no additional videos. It seemed strange they had three, and only those three, but other requests had already been filed by The Black Vault to seek out more places UAP videos might be hiding.

On February 2, 2021, The Black Vault had also filed FOIA request DON-NAVY-2021-001456. Given that it was recognized by Congress, and stated in the media numerous times, this specific case was filed with the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) which was said to be the home for the UAP Task Force (UAPTF). Yet, it would take 17 months for ONI to inform The Black Vault that the videos, if any designation "UAP" should exist, would be housed at the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (N2/N6), and a new case needed to be filed there. It appeared that the 17 month wait endured, was a complete waste of time.

A new case was filed DON-NAVY-2022-010360 to N2/N6, and only two months after that was filed on July 11, 2022, The Black Vault received the official denial.

"The UAP Task Force has responded back to DNS-36 and have stated that the requested videos contain sensitive information pertaining to Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) and are classified and are exempt from disclosure in their entirety under exemption 5 U.S.C. § 552 (b)(1) in accordance with Executive Order 13526 and the UAP Security Classification Guide," Gary Cason, Deputy Director, DON FOIA/PA Program Office, said in the response letter. "The release of this information will harm national security as it may provide adversaries valuable information regarding Department of Defense/Navy operations, vulnerabilities, and/or capabilities. No portions of the videos can be segregated for release."

Potentially seeing a justification of an appeal, the U.S. Navy uncharacteristically gave additional details for their decision, which cited the previous release of three UAP videos.

"While three UAP videos were released in the past, the facts specific to those three videos are unique in that those videos were initially released via unofficial channels before official release," Cason stated in the letter. "Those events were discussed extensively in the public domain; in fact, major news outlets conducted specials on these events. Given the amount of information in the public domain regarding these encounters, it was possible to release the files without further damage to national security."

The Black Vault has filed an appeal seeking the release of the videos denied.
Some fruits of their labor:


2 separate Bigfoot sightings reported in South Carolina this year

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Two Bigfoot sightings have been reported in South Carolina this year, according to the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization.

According to its website, the creature was spotted twice this summer -- once on July 5 and then another time on Aug. 2.

The first sighting was reported near a powerline cut, which the report says is common for Bigfoot sightings. The area is near Clover in York County. A professional forester reported hearing a knocking noise and a strange smell in the area. He also said he found a large area of grass that was compressed "as if something large is sleeping there regularly."

Comment: Explore Beaufort SC reported further:
In a follow up report, BFRO researcher and star of the hit Travel Channel show 'Expedition Bigfoot', Matt Moneymaker said that, "the witness who reported the sighting is Dr. Bob Frady, a retired forensic psychologist from Georgia. The other two witnesses are also retired professionals. They are not making up a story. All three saw the Sasquatch briefly at close range, in full daylight."

It's not the first time that someone says they saw a Bigfoot in Beaufort County. There have been numerous occurrences of people on social media saying they've seen monkeys crossing the roads on Hunting Island, and there is another report from a resident in Bluffton that was filed with the BFRO in October of 2008.
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UFO shot down an ICBM in 1964 claims alleged witness

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Dr. Robert Jacobs
In September 1964, Dr. Robert Jacobs watched a short video that changed his life.

"I was part of a government cover-up for 17 years. I was the officer in charge of photographic instrumentation at Vandenberg Air Force Base from 1963 to 66." Bob Jacobs said in an October 2021 press conference.

He was in charge of a 100-man unit responsible for photographing and videoing top secret intercontinental ballistic missile tests. Stationed in what is now Vandenberg Space Force Base near Los Angeles, California, his boss Major Mansmann asked him to install a new super long-range video camera system north in Big Sur.

The new theodolite, or telescope, could "see with clarity at 160 miles! (257km) It was incredible," Jacobs described.

Lieutenant Jacobs did as ordered. He took his team to Big Sur, a picturesque national park near Monterrey in Central California, and set up the massive new device. It proved much more capable than the previous system.


Congress implies UFOs have non-human origins

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In Congress, where legislation is drafted, debated and enacted, clear and concise definitions are of paramount importance. As military aircrews increasingly encounter unidentified flying objects (UFOs), lawmakers recently made several striking revisions to the definition of "UFO." Key among them: The explosive implication that some UFOs have non-human origins.

As first reported by researcher Douglas Johnson, a draft bill approved unanimously by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence rebrands UFOs as "unidentified aerospace-undersea phenomena." Expanding the definition to include objects in space and under the oceans significantly broadens the scope of a muscular new office tasked by Congress with investigating UFOs.

The revised definition of "UFO" also includes "transmedium" objects which, according to lawmakers, "transition between space and the atmosphere, or between the atmosphere and bodies of water."

In short, members of a key national security-focused committee believe that objects of unknown origin are demonstrating remarkably advanced technology by moving seamlessly between space, air and water. A report accompanying the legislation notes that "transmedium threats to United States national security are expanding exponentially."


'Best' UFO picture ever, the Calvine photo, found after 30 years missing

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The Calvine photo, taken in August 1990, had disappeared for 32 years before resurfacing. This photo is a copy of one of the original prints, kept by former RAF officer Craig Lindsay.
On August 4, 1990, two hikers near Calvine in Scotland took a photograph of a mysterious, diamond-shaped flying object hovering in the middle of the sky.

For 32 years that image, dubbed the "Calvine photo," disappeared from the public eye, becoming the object of speculation, theories and myths. But now, the groundbreaking image has finally resurfaced thanks to the efforts of British journalist David Clarke.

After 13 years of research, Clarke — who has worked as a curator for Britain's National Archives and is currently an associate professor at Sheffield Hallam University — found that former Royal Air Force (RAF) press officer Craig Lindsay had held on to a copy of the last remaining original print, waiting for someone to enquire about the mysterious image.

Comment: In 1994 UK's "most spectacular" UFO photo was taken down in Britain's Ministry of Defence office - never seen again


Richard Dolan: UFO behavior and abductions

Seeing a UFO is often a baffling experience. What are those objects doing? After so many years, researchers still have not thought very much about this problem. Here, Richard tries to provide realistic possibilities, which definitely include abductions as probably the most important part of it all.

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Internet abuzz after mysterious red lights spotted in Atlantic ocean

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Photos posted on Reddit claiming to be a swath of red lights seen over the Atlantic has sparked a debate over just what, exactly, is going on.

"Mysterious red glow seen over the Atlantic, pilot says he's never seen anything like it," wrote redditor /mohiemen in the "Damnthatsinteresting" forum.

And of course, what good would pictures of mysterious red ocean lights be without apocalyptic replies?

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"If I'm not wrong, the first DOOM game was set in 2022, so this is it. There comes the demons. There is the end..." -/u/ChinuCODM
The jokes continued for a while...


DoD announces the establishment of the 'All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office'

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On July 15, 2022, Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks, in coordination with the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), amended her original direction to the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence & Security by renaming and expanding the scope of the Airborne Object Identification and Management Group (AOIMSG) to the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), due to the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2022, which included a provision to establish an office, in coordination with DNI, with responsibilities that were broader than those originally assigned to the AOIMSG.

Today, USD(I&S) Hon. Ronald S. Moultrie informed the department of the establishment of AARO within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security, and named Dr. Sean M. Kirkpatrick, most recently the chief scientist at the Defense Intelligence Agency's Missile and Space Intelligence Center, as the director of AARO.


UFO whistleblowers would get immunity under new amendment

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This video grab image obtained April 28, 2020 courtesy of the US Department of Defense shows part of an unclassified video taken by Navy pilots that have circulated for years showing interactions with “unidentified aerial phenomena.”
The language would give government employees and contractors immunity from reprisal for coming forward about UFO encounters and programs.

In an effort to protect those with information about unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) and increase the influx of reports about them, Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wisc) has introduced an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act.

"The amendment would establish a process within the government for reporting UAPs and provide whistleblower-like protections," Gallagher's spokesman Jordan Dunn told The War Zone Thursday morning.

For a multitude of reasons, U.S. troops and government contractors have traditionally been reluctant to come forward with information about these incidents, regardless of their validity. Beyond that, there have also been long-standing allegations that the government and defense contractors could be hiding previous UFO-related programs and evidence. This would allow those with information to come forward without retribution.