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Pentagon whistleblower warns of UFO intelligence failure on 'level of 9/11'

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Fighter jet radar image of the UFO the Nimitz crew labeled the 'tic-tac' which supposedly moved at speeds never seen before
A former Pentagon investigator who claims to have run a hush-hush UFO program has warned that an upcoming blockbuster report about "unidentified aerial phenomena" could reveal a failure by US intelligence agencies on par with 9/11.

Luis "Lue" Elizondo, former head of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, has told The Post about the document slated for release in June under a mandate contained in former President Donald Trump's $2.3 trillion appropriations bill for this year.

The whistleblower said the highly anticipated report will address what UFO believers have been clamoring to discover about Tic Tac-shaped objects the Navy saw in 2004, the strange "cubes within spheres" seen by naval aviators in 2014 and mysterious black triangles reported around the world.



Woman gashed in the head after turtle crashes through windshield

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A Florida woman driving on Interstate 95 was hit by a turtle smashing into her windshield, similar to an incident in 2016.
What the shell?!

A Florida woman was hospitalized after a turtle smashed through the windshield of her car and hit her in the head, according to a report.

The 71-year-old was riding with her daughter on Interstate 95 Wednesday morning when the reptile came crashing in, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported.

Comment: More from Moon of Alabama:
Investigation Launched Into Premature Release Of Turtle Through Windscreen Story

An investigation was launched into the premature release of this year's 'turtle through windscreen' story. The report was, as usual, scheduled to run during May.

Turtle crashes through Georgia driver's windshield along Savannah freeway - May 26, 2020

Turtle crashes through South Carolina driver's windshield on the highway - May 3, 2019

Turtle Crashes Through Woman's Windshield on Florida Interstate - May 13, 2016

Interestingly - collisions with turtles have their own medical injury code (W59.22XA: Struck by Turtle).

There is a long tradition of such stories.:
The more famous but equally unverifiable turtle impact happened in 456 B.C., when the Greek playwright Aeschylus (author of The Persians, Seven Against Thebes, and Euripides Is a Big Fat Idiot) is said to have been killed by a turtle. The story is that the turtle was dropped on him by an eagle, which presumably was hoping to crack the turtle's shell open on a rock but mistakenly hit the playwright's bald head.
Nevertheless the premature release of this year's version is inexcusable and should be punished.


Cattle in rural Oregon again found dead, mutilated amid strange circumstances

Cattle in Oregon are again showing up dead under strange circumstances.

Over the past three months, seven animals have been found mutilated on ranch land in central Oregon's Crook County, the Northwest News Network reported Tuesday. In most cases, the dead animal's sex organs, tongue or eyes are cut away cleanly and there is no blood.

The cases call to mind similar discoveries of five mutilated bulls in 2019 in Harney County, where five bulls were found dead in a 2-mile radius with their sex organs and tongues removed.

There have also been cases in recent years in Wasco, Umatilla, Wheeler and Lake counties in recent years. There have also been cases reported in Arizona.


Mystery over sheep standing in concentric circles

Mysterious photos that show a flock of sheep standing in a bizarre circle pattern have baffled social media users.

And the man who spotted the strange phenomenon says he initially believed it was a spaceship like "something out of the X Files".
Sheep Circle
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A dad out for a cycle was baffled after spotting a flock of sheep gathered in a circle.
Christopher Hogg, of village Rottingdean in East Sussex, was out on his bike when he saw the sheep gathered together.

The 47-year-old said: "I was on my daily cycle when I came over the hill and saw this magnificent circle.

"At that point I was about half a mile away, which made me think that whatever it was, it was huge.

"It was saucer-shaped, like an alien ship.

"And it was beautiful - but also a bit too weird for comfort.

"I cycled a bit closer and then realised the circle was made of sheep."

Comment: Also in the news recently: 'Wormnado': Herd of hundreds of worms captured moving in spiral baffles scientists


US Navy releases footage of pyramid-shaped 'UFOs'

UFO San Diego

July 2019 / USS Russell / Warning area off of San Diego / Strike Group 9 / UAS = Unmanned Aerial System
On May 1st, 2020 a classified briefing was generated about the UFO / UAP presence, via the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI). Those familiar with the briefing articulated to me that the goal was to de-stigmatize the UAP problem and to promote more intelligence collection regarding UAP incursions and encounters with active military deployments. This UAP briefing was a build-on to a previous ONI briefing, generated October 18th, 2019. Both were distributed across a wide range of intelligence networking platforms (such as SIPRNet, JWICS, and various Intelink systems).

I was able to obtain information regarding these and other UAP related briefings - as well as - two unclassified slides and some of the most intriguing military captured UAP footage I have ever seen.

The context surrounding this content is important to understand - as its evidentiary value is best demonstrated through the lens of provenance. I want you to understand why this new evidence is worth your full attention - if it's not inherently obvious to you.

Comment: See also:


Drones that swarmed US warships are still unidentified, Navy chief says

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Drones that hovered around U.S. destroyers for hours off the California coast remain unidentified more than a year and a half after the episode, the Navy's top officer says.

Adm. Michael Gilday, chief of naval operations, spoke about the July 2019 flights Monday at a Defense Writers Group event in Washington. Gilday said the incident — and other similar sightings — were still being assessed.

Asked if the Navy had identified the drones that flew near U.S. warships near the Channel Islands off Southern California, Gilday said: "No, we have not."

Comment: It's hard to tell from the lack of description of the aircraft, but it seems like they're just assuming these were drones. A rather strange incident, to be sure.

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US military and spy agencies blocking government investigators of UFO sightings

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People gather at a UFO-themed mural in Hiko, Nev., on September 20, 2019.
A public accounting is proving to be an "onerous job of trying get everyone to come clean," one government adviser said.

The truth may be out there. But don't expect the feds to share what they know anytime soon on the recent spate of UFO sightings.

Some military and spy agencies are blocking or simply ignoring the effort to catalog what they have on "unidentified aerial phenomenon," according to multiple current and former government officials. And as a result, the Biden administration will likely delay a much-anticipated public report to Congress.

The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked the director of national intelligence to work with the Defense Department to provide a public accounting by June 25 on unexplained sightings of advanced aircraft and drones that have been reported by military personnel or captured by radar, satellites and other surveillance systems.

Comment: Check out SOTT radio's The Truth Perspective: Powers, principalities and UFOs for more insight into the implications and research behind the UFO phenomenon.


Former Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, speaks out about the UFO phenomenon

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John Ratcliffe and UFO images
John Ratcliffe was the United States Director of National Intelligence, between May 2020 and 20 January 2021, under the Trump administration. On 19 March 2021, he was interviewed by Maria Bartiromo, on FOX News Primetime. The following is a transcript of that segment, prepared by myself from a full length version, kindly supplied by Giuliano Marinkovic. This version is longer than the version being circulated on such social media sites as Twitter.


MB - Joining me right now, is the former Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe. John it is great to see you tonight. Thank you such much for being here.

JR - You bet, Maria.

MB - John, you have seen, in your role, the most intelligence that anybody has seen other than the President, as the Director of National Intelligence. I have been wanting to ask you this next question for a while. I want to ask you about UFOs - Unidentified Flying Objects. The Pentagon is going to come out with a report by June 1st, and in the $2.3 trillion dollar omnibus appropriations legislation passed in January, it includes the Intelligence Authorization Act; money for the Pentagon to continue investigating UFOs. John, we are going to get this report June 1st, Can you tell us, have Unidentified Flying Objects been seen?


Airliner encountered unidentified fast-moving cylindrical object over New Mexico

The event, and the pilot's reaction to it, are remarkably similar to one that occurred in the same general area a few years ago.

American Airlines Flight 2292, an Airbus A320 flying between Cincinnati and Phoenix on February 21st, 2021, had a bizarre close encounter with what its crew described as a "long cylindrical object that almost looked like a cruise missile" moving extremely fast over the top of their aircraft as it cruised along at 36,000 feet and 400 knots. The incident occurred over the remote northeast corner of New Mexico, to the west of the tiny town of Des Moines.

Steve Douglass, an experienced radio interceptor and the proprietor of Deep Black Horizon, told The War Zone that he was recording from his arsenal of scanners when he heard the strange transmission. The War Zone has reviewed over an hour of audio that Douglass has provided to us from before and after the strange radio call. We are working to authenticate it from the FAA and get further information and comment from the agency on the event. We have also reached out to American Airlines for any additional details they can provide.

Comment: UPDATE: American Airlines have confirmed the incident. Update from The Drive:
American Airlines Confirms Encounter With Unidentified Cylindrical Object Over New Mexico

Less than 48 hours after our initial reporting on an outright strange incident involving American Airlines Flight 2292 as it flew at 36,000 feet over the northeastern corner of New Mexico on February 21st, 2021, we have confirmation that the event in question did indeed occur and that it is being investigated by the FBI. The incident involved pilots of the Airbus A320 being buzzed by an unidentified cylindrical-shaped object moving at high-speed, which resulted in them querying the FAA's Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center.

The confirmation of the event comes to us from American Airlines. On the day of the incident, we asked the company to confirm it and for any additional information regarding it, including after-action reports, and if the pilots were available to discuss it.

The first reply didn't support the evidence in hand, with a communications representative for the company replying:
At this time, we do not have any indication the radio transmission was from the flight crew on board American Airlines Flight 2292 on Feb. 21.
We immediately followed up looking for clarification on that statement, especially in regards to if the pilots had been directly asked about this or not, and noting that we had clearly heard the flight number's identification in a longer version of the clip provided to us by master radio interceptor Steve Douglass who originally recorded it. We also mentioned that we are likely to get more information about the event from the FAA and that we really need clarification so that there weren't any embarrassing discrepancies. The response was completely different than the company's first missive, stating:
Following a debrief with our Flight Crew and additional information received, we can confirm this radio transmission was from American Airlines Flight 2292 on Feb. 21. For any additional questions on this, we encourage you to reach out to the FBI.
Not only did they confirm that the transmission was authentic and that the incident did occur, but it also appears to be under investigation by the FBI.

We have been in touch with the FAA and are awaiting a formal response to our detailed query. But in the meantime, as we promised, we have authenticated the recording and we now know for certain that the event did indeed take place.

UPDATE: The FAA has released an official statement about the incident. Again, from The Drive:
Now, the FAA has released a short statement, which reads:
A pilot reported seeing an object over New Mexico shortly after noon local time on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. FAA air traffic controllers did not see any object in the area on their radarscopes.
While very little detail is provided in this official message, we know now that this was not a case of mistaken identity with another normal aircraft that was operating in the vicinity of Flight 2292. There had been some speculation, and rightfully so, that what the pilots may have seen was a Learjet 60 that passed at an angle in front of and above Flight 2292 during this portion of its flight. One major issue with this theory was that this occurred about nine minutes before the radio call was supposedly made. In addition, the Learjet was traveling 5,000 feet above the Airbus and passed in front of it at an angle about eight miles in distance. This is not something out of the ordinary that the pilots should have reacted to in such a puzzled fashion.


We have executed a full FOIA request on this case with the FAA. At this time, they are declining to hand over any more information, including the basic radio recordings between the AAL 2292 and Albequerque Center. This is more common than not, but in the past, on certain occasions, we have gotten additional information from the FAA without having to go through the FOIA process when it was readily available.

We will continue to report on this deepening mystery with new info as soon as we have it.


Pentagon sort of but not really admits it has been testing wreckage from UFO crashes & findings may 'change our lives forever,' expert says

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The Pentagon has admitted testing UFO material.

Comment: That headline looks exciting! But then you follow through to the cited documents and the story becomes less clear.

The Pentagon has admitted to holding and testing wreckage from UFO crashes in a bombshell Freedom of Information letter, shared with The Sun.

Researcher Anthony Bragalia wrote to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) requesting details of all UFO material, which they hold and results of any tests they had been carrying out on it.

He wrote: "This could include physical debris recovered by personnel of the Department of Defense as residue, flotsam, shot-off material or crashed material from UAPS [unidentified aerial phenomenon] or unidentified flying objects."

Comment: On Bragalia's website, he explains that the released documents contain descriptions of novel materials US scientists and contractors have indeed been working on in past decades, but they contain no reference to crashed UFOs/UAPs, much less 'confirmation' that the Pentagon or related organizations are, or ever have been, in possession of such.

Bragalia writes:
The information provided in the FOIA response seems to represent reports that are directly relevant to what was learned from the study of the UFO debris, and how insight gained from those studies might be applied in the future, but does not include a detailing of the found debris itself.
Disappointingly, the reports do not include much of what was requested, such as a physical description and the composition of the material, the origin of the material, and the names of the involved scientists. That remains classified. But technical pursuit areas derived from the study of those materials (i.e. invisibility, energy concentration, light speed control, intelligent metal) were, in part, released. The released documents help to inform us of the potential applications of the materials, but do not offer deep insight into precisely what the debris is made of. They speak of "recent experiments" that "provide new concepts" and of "theoretical developments that might result in new materials." The DIA believes it is being responsive to the FOIA request by acknowledging UFO debris, its storage by Bigelow, and by identifying areas of future applications of these materials without having to actually name responsible parties, of what elements the material is comprised, how it is processed, etc.
The reports don't just "not include much of what was requested," they don't state or otherwise imply that the materials the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), or its predecessor, the Advanced Aerospace Weapons Systems Applications program (AAWSA), or related agencies and private contractors, have been working on are based on UFO/UAP debris or research. As such, they do NOT "acknowledge UFO debris."

The author is inferring that because what they released to him in response to him explicitly requesting such information were portions of detailed reports about a variety of theoretical (and, to some extent, presumably, applied) 'cutting edge' technological innovations, which he presumes are 'alien-inspired'!

Maybe he is correct to do so. Maybe this is the best answer one can hope to receive from officialdom in terms of 'positive confirmation'.

'Disclosure', as usual, remains opaque!