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Pentagon unveils UFO reporting portal for service members, government workers

Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder
© PentagonPentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder
The Pentagon on Tuesday launched a new portal where current and former service members, government employees and contractors can report UFO sightings.

The secure online form will help the Department of Defense's All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office compile accounts of unidentified aerial phenomena sightings to include in its congressionally mandated Historical Record Report, which is due to Congress by June 2024.

"This phase of the secure reporting mechanism is for current or former US government employees, service members, or contractors with direct knowledge of alleged US government programs or activities related to UAP dating back to 1945 to contact AARO to voluntarily submit a report," the Pentagon said in a statement.

Comment: Post-hearing interview with 8:30 / 10:21 Congressman Tim Burchett,




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Tom DeLonge wonders if civilizations went extinct for disobeying aliens

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© Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for CoachellaTom DeLonge is pictured on April 14, 2023 in Indio, California. The "Monsters of California" director has spoken to Newsweek about UFOs, alien life forms, and time travel.
Blink-182 star Tom DeLonge has suggested that ancient civilizations could have been wiped out for angering alien life forms through disobedience.

Over the years, the musician, 47, has become a prominent voice in ufology, having launched the To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science back in 2017. It includes an entertainment arm that produces books and films, and a research branch that has aerospace and science divisions.

DeLonge told Newsweek that while he's passionate about studying unidentified flying objects (UFOs) — or advanced aerial threats — he believes that the life forms operating them likely have sinister intentions when it comes to the wellbeing of humans.

Addressing why aliens aren't a visual part of everyday life at this point, the star said: "All I can do is ask questions on things that I do feel I feel strongly about and some conversations that I've had that really make me feel things and think a certain way."

"But I think the one hand is not knowing how to defend against it, because we don't totally understand it," he added. "There's also the side that the other side could be [reluctant to] want us to know they're here because what they're doing is not good.

"And if we were to just come out and say, 'Hey, it's all here,' we don't know what kind of response it's going to provoke. Are they going to do something that's, that's horrible? I had one person tell me, they wonder are extinct civilizations evidence of those who didn't obey? Like, you don't know."

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Pentagon UFO chief Dr Sean Kirkpatrick will be replaced by end of the year as whistleblowers accuse him of lying to the public and ignoring witnesses

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Veteran Australian TV news broadcaster and investigative reporter Ross Coulthart, who conducted the first TV interview with David Grusch, said on social media that the apparent staff bio for Kirkpatrick at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's website 'requires explanation'
The Pentagon's UFO chief will resign by year's end — amid a wave of complaints accusing him of making false statements about UFO whistleblowers and fostering an 'atmosphere of disinterest,' the DailyMail.com understands.

'Four major candidates' have been interviewed to replace the current director of the Pentagon's UFO office, Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick, following months of heated public sparring between the former CIA physicist, UFO whistleblowers and activists.

The Pentagon appears to have already 'made the decision' on Kirkpatrick's unnamed successor, according to one former Pentagon official with past involvement in related UFO investigation programs, who spoke with the DailyMail.com.

'Given their public affairs track record,' this ex-official said, 'they may not put out anything to the press until well after the change, but who knows? They might surprise us.'

The personnel shift marks the culmination of months of accusations and counter-accusations traded between Kirkpatrick and former intel officer David Grusch, who has alleged widespread illegalities stemming from a long-secret UFO program.

This week, Grusch publicly accused Kirkpatrick of lying about his office's efforts to investigate these claims, which had been laid out by Grusch last July under oath before Congress.

Previously, Kirkpatrick had described Grusch's same testimony, made before the House Oversight committee, as 'insulting [...] to the officers of the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community.'

But fellow UFO whistleblowers working with Grusch, some past and present DoD and Intelligence Community officers themselves, reportedly 'don't trust and never did trust Sean,' according to an attorney aiding their efforts.

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Did you work on a secret government UFO program? The Pentagon is ready to believe you

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© Getty ImagesUFOs
A science fiction concept of a man with a torch looking at an alien UFO. Floating above a field on a spooky foggy night in the countryside.
If you worked for a clandestine government project on Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena - formerly known as UFOs - then the Defense Department's All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office, or AARO, is giving you a chance to come forward.

Sean Kirkpatrick, director of AARO, said that his organization's website now features a form for current and former government employees, service members, and contractors with direct knowledge of alleged U.S. government programs or activities dealing with UAPs going back to 1945 to report what they know.


Comment: The form is a Google form - that's government competence for you. And you are not allowed to include any classified information on it. How exactly are employees of such programs - the very existence of which, let alone program names and details, are classified and protected by ironclad NDAs - supposed to say anything substantial?


"This reporting mechanism that is on the website is for people who think that they have firsthand knowledge of clandestine programs that the government is hiding," Kirkpatrick told reporters on Tuesday, which happened to be Halloween.

By law, AARO can receive any and all data about UAPs from the military and intelligence community including classified national security information, Kirkpatrick said during a news conference.


Comment: Maybe on paper they can. In practice, AARO will take your Google form submission, then perhaps give you a phone call on an unsecured line. They are a clown show, and by all appearances, Kirkpatrick is compromised and running AARO like Project Blue Book 2.0.


These reports will help AARO submit a historical record to Congress next June about alleged U.S. government UAP programs, Kirkpatrick said.

When asked why current and former government employees with direct knowledge of an ultra-secret government UAP program should trust AARO, Kirkpatrick said that his office is the authorized reporting authority for UAPs and anyone who comes forward would be protected under the Whistleblower Protection Act.

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US Nuclear Regulatory Commission confirms that it takes UFO threats 'seriously' and coordinates with federal partners

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A U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) spokesperson has told Liberation Times, that the agency takes potential threats from Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) "seriously" and "continuously coordinates" on such concerns with federal intelligence and law enforcement partners.

The spokesperson also underlined the distinction of "uncrewed aerial systems" such as drones versus UAP, which may have both prosaic and exotic explanations.

When asked by Liberation Times how seriously the NRC treats reports of UAP over nuclear sites and facilities it oversees, the spokesperson responded:
"The Nuclear Regulatory Commission takes potential threats from any aircraft, uncrewed aerial systems (UAS) or unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP) seriously and requires nuclear power plant operators and certain other licensees to report any suspicious activity in the airspace over their facilities.

"The agency continuously coordinates on these and other potential concerns with federal intelligence and law enforcement partners and can take immediate and appropriate action to address any security threats to our licensed facilities."
The spokesperson specifically highlighted to Liberation Times that licensees are required to report any suspicious activity in the airspace above their facilities - licensee meaning any entity granted a general license or specific license to construct or operate a nuclear facility.

Comment: UFOs have always shown a particular interest in nuclear facilities, whether military or civilian - even uranium mines. See Robert Hastings's UFOs and Nukes and Christopher O'Brien's Stalking the Herd.


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Pentagon's UFO office prepares to release more information on February shootdowns following its latest report

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The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has told Liberation Times that it has provided a full briefing to Congress regarding the February 2023 shootdown of three unidentified objects over North America. Furthermore, the DoD intends to share additional information with the public.

Commenting to Liberation Times, DoD spokesperson, Susan Gough stated:
"We do not have further information to share at this time; those cases have been fully briefed to Congress are being prepared for public release."
However, the DoD could not confirm whether the forthcoming release of information would encompass imagery or footage, as stated by Gough:
"Further information on those cases will be provided once the information is cleared for public release. I cannot estimate when that will be nor whether it will include imagery."
The DoD informed Liberation Times that the three unidentified objects, which were shot down by U.S. fighter jets in February, were featured in the most recent unclassified report from its Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) office, known as the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO).

This development comes in the wake of recent criticism from commentators who questioned the DoD's justifications for withholding event footage. These criticisms arose because the DoD cited the use of sensitive technology as the reason for not releasing the footage, despite the same technology being showcased in recently released footage of a Chinese military intercept.

Comment: There may be more the the story of the February shootdowns. While the Lake Huron and Yukon ones were most likely balloons, there are questions about the Alaska event. The object was fired upon, but it's unclear whether it was successfully "shot down." The recovery effort was supposed to be easy, yet apparently nothing was found - or if it was, nothing has been revealed about its results. Even if this third object was also a balloon, the amount of secrecy that has surrounded the operation is curious.


See also: Read the 'secret' memo for Trudeau on unidentified object shot down over Yukon

For what it's worth, Schumer says they were all balloons:





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The hacker who breached NASA to prove that UFOs exist

Gary McKinnon
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In the heart of Wood Green, a forgotten suburban corner of North London, lay a dingy room steeped in shadows, where a solo hacker wasted no time to wash, shave, meet anyone, or sometimes even eat. He had just accessed classified military and NASA networks, where UFO Research and secret technologies were hidden.

Gary McKinnon got his first computer at age 14. It was the Atari 400, which proved to be a capable device for learning to write code in Basic. Inspired by the movie WarGames, where Matthew Broderick acted as a young hacker breaching into the Pentagon, McKinnon left school at 17, worked as a hairdresser, and later found sporadic work in tech support.

And he was dying to find out what critical information about UFOs the US government was hiding.

"I got interested in them when I saw one," McKinnon said in one interview. "A very decent light in the sky."

Between 2001 and 2002, around the time when the 9/11 attacks happened, he managed to infiltrate 97 military and NASA computers and wreak complete havoc in the US government's systems.

Countless late-night hacking sessions trying to reveal dark secrets forever changed his life, filling it with rejection, accusations, horrors, and even more unanswered questions. Are we really not alone in this seemingly vastly empty cosmic space?

Accused of perpetrating "the biggest military computer hack of all time," in 2002, McKinnon faced extradition to the US, decades in jail, and millions in fines.

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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.

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'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.

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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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