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Uncovering the secret of Skinwalker Ranch

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© Spenser Heaps, Deseret NewsBrandon Fugal, owner of Skinwalker Ranch, poses for a photo at Homestead Three, one of several building sites on the property in rural Uintah County on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023.
"How do you quantify a ghost?" Bryant Arnold, also known as "Dragon," asks me as we stand in Homestead 2, a reportedly paranormal hotspot on Skinwalker Ranch.

I've come to the ranch in Gusher, Utah, to learn why it's world-renowned among UFO enthusiasts, ghost hunters and viewers of the History Channel program "The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch." My heart is racing as I scan the room, expecting dark figures to pop out of corners at any moment. I'd asked Arnold if he thought the spot was haunted, hoping his answer would put me at ease.

It didn't.

Arnold serves as head of security on the ranch in the heart of the Uintah Basin. The property is owned by the enigmatic real estate mogul and Pleasant Grove native Brandon Fugal, who agreed to show me around the place just weeks before Halloween. He's dressed in his signature black suit, designer boots and long, black coat for our day of Jeeping through dusty roads. I'm feeling underdressed in my jeans and dirty sneakers. I'm not sure which of us is best attired for alien spotting. Probably neither.

Fugal and I have flown to the ranch on a helicopter piloted by Fugal's brother. During the 40-minute flight from his hangar in Provo, Utah, as he's chatting through the microphone headsets, the gregarious Fugal tells me the team will meet us at the ranch. "The team" is a group of experts and scientists, as seen on the show, whom Fugal has hired to uncover the cause of a number of mysterious and inexplicable events that have occurred over the decades.


'Technology surprise': Are China, Russia ahead of us in UFO retrieval, research?

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Last week, a former senior Defense Intelligence Agency scientist became the 10th ex-government official, military officer or scientist to allege (or suggest) publicly that the U.S. government has recovered at least one UFO.

The overwhelming majority of these individuals also claim that the government transferred the retrieved craft to defense contractors for technical and scientific analysis.

Separately, sources interviewed by investigative journalist Michael Shellenberger allege that defense contractors are studying a dozen or more recovered UFOs. All of Shellenberger's sources claim that excessive secrecy is hindering a comprehensive understanding of the retrieved objects' enigmatic technology.

Moreover, an expanded network of sources told Shellenberger that at least 30 whistleblowers familiar with these alleged UFO retrieval and analysis efforts have provided testimony to Congress, the U.S. government's congressionally-mandated UFO analysis office and the investigative watchdogs that oversee the U.S. Department of Defense and Intelligence Community.

Importantly, the inspector general for the intelligence community deemed the lead UFO whistleblower's core allegations "credible and urgent." Moreover, the whistleblower, former intelligence official and U.S. Air Force veteran David Grusch is represented by the intelligence community's first inspector general. This high-profile attorney, now in private practice, sat prominently behind Grusch during an extraordinary July 26 congressional hearing.


Goldie Hawn reveals alien encounter: 'They touched my face'

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© John Lamparski/Getty Images North AmericaGoldie Hawn speaks during The 2022 Concordia Annual Summit on September 20, 2022, in New York City. The actress has described her close encounter with aliens.
Goldie Hawn opened up about her close encounter with aliens, saying they touched her face and it felt like "the finger of God."

The actress spoke about her long-held belief in extraterrestrial beings in the latest episode of Apple Fitness+ audio experience Time to Walk, saying that they visited her after she called out to them when she was 20 years old.

"That was a time when, you know, there was a lot of UFO sightings," Hawn said about her time working as a dancer in California in her early 20s. "I remember this so clearly: I went outside my door, and I sat on the little ledge, and I looked up at the dark sky. And I saw all these stars. And all I could think of was, How far does this go? How little are we? Are we the only planet in the whole wide universe that has life on it?"

Comment: And another celebrity with an abduction story:

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'Devil Monkey': Some guy allegedly recorded Bigfoot and it's outright creepy as hell

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Yeah, I'm not gonna lie ... I got the heebie-jeebies with this one.

A video dropped on YouTube is creating a stir after it shows alleged Sasquatch footprints, an apparent photograph of the legendary monster and a claimed recording of the "devil monkey" (a nickname Virginians give Bigfoot, and according to them, there's multiple "devil monkeys") making noises that you would expect to come from a beast like this — and it's outright creepy as hell.

Rocky Mountain Sasquatch, a YouTube channel that has the dedicated mission to "search for Sasquatch in the Rocky Mountains & Pacific NW," published the clip. The channel noted that the recordings were from three years ago, however, the information was recently provided to them.

"Sasquatch footage, Bigfoot vocalizations and trackway in Virginia," reads the caption posted with the video.


Former head of US gov't UFO program confirms gov't possesses advanced craft of unknown origin

In a new interview, Dr. James Lacatski, who headed a prior U.S. government investigation into Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP), affirmed that the U.S. government possesses a craft of unknown origin and has access to its interior.

A newly released book co-authored by Lacatski, who led the Advanced Aerospace Weapon System Applications Program (AAWSAP), dedicated to the study of UAP, reveals:
'At the conclusion of a 2011 meeting in the Capitol building with a U.S. Senator and an agency Under Secretary, Lacatski, the only one of this book's authors present, posed a question. He stated that the United States was in possession of a craft of unknown origin and had successfully gained access to its interior.

'This craft had a streamlined configuration suitable for aerodynamic flight but no intakes, exhaust, wings, or control surfaces. In fact, it appeared not to have an engine, fuel tanks, or fuel. Lacatski asked: What was the purpose of this craft? Was it a life-support craft useful only for atmospheric reentry or what? If it was a spacecraft, then how did it operate?'
Speaking about the above passage within the book, Lacatski confirmed:
"What's in the book is an exact statement of the event that occurred in the congressional facility."
Corbell put the following question to Lacatski:
"You told us because you were allowed to tell us that our government has a UFO in its possession and has been able to access the inside of it, right?"
Lacatski responded:
"Yes, I was allowed to tell you."


Colorado couple's video sparks 'bigfoot' speculation

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© Shannon Parker/FacebookShannon Parker and her husband caught this image from a train going from Silverton, Colorado to Durango as it passed through the San Juan Forest, October 8, 2023. (ed. - image has been slightly sharpened)
Shannon Parker and her husband Stetson were riding on a popular train through Colorado when they spotted a bizarre figure moving through the mountains.

Alleged Bigfoot sightings and stories of a large, apelike creature aren't rare, although proof to back up the claims is usually nonexistent or limited at best. However, OutThere Colorado shared the video captured by the couple, and some people on social media believe it's the real deal.

The couple was riding the Narrow Gauge train from Durango, Colorado, to Silverton, Colorado, when they said they spotted a biped, hairy creature moving through the mountains. A nearby passenger quickly began recording as Shannon Parker snapped some photos with her phone.

The video shows the creature lumbering through the hillside before squatting down in a seated position.


UFO Sighting? Strange pill-shaped object over North Carolina sparks speculation

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© YouTube/spacebret Knewz (UK)The pill-shaped object spotted in North Carolina in 2019
Another incident has sparked UFO speculation after a self-described technology enthusiast captured footage of a pill-shaped object in the sky while filming an airplane passing over North Carolina.

Knewz.com has learned that the video, originally shared by a YouTuber known as Bret (YouTube/@spacebret), has since gained attention for the strange "blinking light" that appeared next to the aircraft.

The footage, which was shared on the platform in January 2019, shows a plane flying over the rural areas of North Carolina near Greensboro.

What caught the attention of the videographer was the unidentified object that seemed to be "moving slowly in the sky, a little slower than the planes flying around."

Comment: Another alleged sighting posted October 3rd, from China:
Small 'car-sized UFO' in China flies past an airplane

Perhaps, the alleged sighting captured in China offers one of the clearest views of a supposed UFO which is beleived to have been caught on camera when it was flying in the air.

The origin of the video circulating on TikTok and X/Twitter is unknown, but it isn't new to the internet as some users got their hands on it months ago.

The voiceover in the video in question claims that the unidentified flying object was spotted in China by an airplane passenger when they were flying midair.

The disc-shaped 'UFO' fits the age-old description of the spacecraft and it is allegedly the size of a small car. The vehicle does not appear to consist of any window to figure out who was piloting it.

The supposed UFO flies close to the airplane wing before speeding in the air to disappear within a few seconds. But, before dispersing, it appears to have activated a device of some sort, that continues to float in the air surrounded by black smoke.

Users react to questionable video

Due to the lack of a source for the video and the unproven claims it makes, UFO enthusiasts are riddled with questions about the supposed aerial sighting in China.

"Whatever this is it's amazing," said one user.

Another argued: "Bruh that's the fakest thing I've ever seen"

"Everyone who looks out a plane window and simply just films a UFO silently like they're recording a wildlife documentary is absolutely normal," said one user.

"We would have at least 30 other videos from different angles from everyone in the plane to believe it to be true," added another.
Fear of aliens has taken over social media

Thanks to increasing reports about alleged UFO sightings around the world, mankind has begun to dread the thought of alien invasion, which investigators and ufologists argue is highly likely. Here are similar stories that'll make you question your beliefs on unexplainable aerial phenomena.


UFOs in Brazil, the official story

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An image from reports about unidentified flying objects, which have been investigated by the Brazilian Air Force for more than 60 years.
One day in May of 1986, the head of the Brazilian Air Force - Lieutenant General Octávio Júlio Moreira Lima - summoned the press to Brasilia, the capital. He gave them a briefing about the extraordinary events that had occurred the previous Monday, which led him to order the deployment of five fighter jets. He sent them to pursue and intercept 21 UFOs, which had been sighted by hundreds of civilian and military witnesses - and detected by radar - in four states. Unfortunately, none of the aircraft managed to reach the luminous objects, which escaped with unthinkable twists and speeds.

The minister - who appeared with the five military pilots and air traffic controllers who monitored the sightings - promised a detailed report about the frenetic hours within a month. It took him much longer, but finally, many years later, it was published. And anyone can read it, as it's been made available by the National Archives of Brazil, either in-person at the headquarters in Brasilia, or online.

NASA's recent decision to adopt a methodology to study what it calls "unidentified anomalous phenomena" has brought the UFO collection of the National Archives of Brazil to the fore. Prepared more than six decades ago by the Air Force, it contains some 20,000 pages of reports - many with confidential seals - and drawings, as well as audios, videos, photographs, correspondence and press clippings related to the 743 incidents recorded by Brazil's military between 1952 and 2016.

The US space agency has also announced the appointment of a director to lead the investigations... something that has a peculiar precedent in Brazil. From 1969 until 1972, a soldier - Commander Giberto Zani de Mello - oversaw a unit that was created within the Armed Forces to systematically monitor these unexplained phenomena that, for so many people, evoke the possibility of extraterrestrial life. It was called the Unidentified Aerial Object Investigation System (SIOANI) and its headquarters were based in a central neighborhood of São Paulo.


It's time to hear from social scientists about UFOs

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© Win McNamee/Getty ImagesNASA Administrator Bill Nelson attends a press conference at NASA headquarters September 14, 2023.
UFOs, recently renamed unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP), are attracting public attention in the U.S. in a way we haven't seen for decades. Ex-government officials, prominent politicians, intelligence agencies, major news outlets and civilian scientists are all looking into the prospect of extraterrestrial visitors, making them no longer seem quite so far-fetched.

Even NASA, once disinclined to take the subject seriously, convened an independent study team to create a road map for future study of sightings. The team's final report, which includes this road map, notes there is no evidence pointing to extraterrestrials. However, the questions asked of NASA officials at their recent press conference showed that aliens and cover-ups remain firmly on the minds of many observers.

Not everyone has welcomed the UFOs' newfound measure of legitimacy in the meantime, and critics have questioned both the science and the money behind the resurgence.

But for all their wrangling, advocates for and against the serious investigation of UAP share something in common: they all focus on the question of whether the phenomenon is something that exists in nature, whether worldly or other-worldly.

We don't conclusively know if UAP physically exist beyond the mundane, but we do know this: UFOs are social facts. Debate about them is transforming our politics and culture — with effects that are largely overlooked.

Social scientists should weigh in on UAP, now. It is a task for which they are well equipped. They not only offer effective techniques for assessing social change, but for decades, social scientists have been conducting research on such relevant topics as human-technological systems, behavioral factors in manned space travel, public attitudes toward UFOs, and the psychophysical and cognitive aspects of sightings.

To start, there are three pressing issues surrounding UAP that bear serious study and discussion: intelligence, trust and research ethics.


The Congressional UFO language debate and Washington's web of conflicts and interests

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Complexity, conflicts and grave national security concerns.

Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) language, which could be included within the 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), has created alleged divisions among executive branch colleagues in Washington, D.C.

But may some of these apparent divisions stem from conflicts of interest?

Firstly, let's look at Lloyd Austin, U.S. Secretary of Defense.

As reported by journalists Michael Shellenberger, Andrew Mohar, and Phoebe Smith within the publication known as Public, sources have alleged that Austin is attempting to undermine a UAP amendment included in draft NDAA legislation.

Sources have confirmed to Liberation Times that these aforementioned allegations are indeed correct.

Austin is a former board member of the defense contractor Raytheon Technologies, which may have at least partially influenced his need to express concerns about the Schumer amendment.