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'Uncoordinated': Internal watchdog raps Pentagon's UFO tracking effort

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© DoD/AFP via Getty ImagesThis video grab obtained courtesy of the US Department of Defense shows part of an unclassified video taken by Navy pilots that has circulated for years showing interactions with "unidentified aerial phenomena."
The Defense Department's effort to identify UFOs is "uncoordinated" and could have overlooked threats to the United States, according to an unclassified version of a report from the Pentagon's internal watchdog released Thursday.

In the report, originally released last August but containing classified sections, the DOD's inspector general reviewed the department's policies and procedures for detecting, reporting and analyzing UFO reports that have flooded the department in recent years.

After an investigation, the IG found that the Defense Department doesn't have a "coordinated approach," has developed varying processes for collecting and analyzing UFO reports, and has largely excluded regional military commands โ€” which are responsible for detecting and deterring threats against the United States โ€” in developing policies.

"We determined that the DoD has no overarching UAP policy and, as a result, it lacks assurance that national security and flight safety threats to the United States from UAP have been identified and mitigated," the report said, using the acronym for unidentified anomalous phenomena, which is how the government refers to UFOs.

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The vanishing star enigma and the 1952 Washington DC UFO wave

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As we look up at the starry sky, countless celestial bodies silently peer down upon us. Most of these have been there for billions of years as stellar processes slowly unfold, starting from their birth until their final demise. Light from other celestial objects, though long vanished, has only recently reached us. In other instances, swift changes in the sky occur at timescales as short as seconds or minutes, like when a dwarf star momentarily flares up or when a human satellite crosses the field of view.

My team has been searching for objects that may have vanished. As an unexpected result of our searches, we found cases where multiple star-like objects (transients) appeared and vanished in a small image within an hour, and even more peculiarly, two of our brightest cases happened in July 1952, coinciding in time with the 1952 Washington D.C. UFO flyovers. But what have we actually found, and how do these two events potentially link to one another?

In the Vanishing & Appearing Sources during a Century of Observations (VASCO) project, our team has been dedicated to the search for celestial objects that vanished over the span of 70 years. In the grand scheme of cosmic time and the billions of years needed for a low-mass star to turn into a white dwarf, seventy years is only a fleeting moment in cosmic time. But 70 years is also much longer than the time needed for a satellite to pass through the telescope's field of view. Our original objective was to search for a star that had vanished, with the hope of detecting instances where a star directly collapses into a black hole (failed supernova), an event predicted by supernova theoreticians. Alternatively, we were intrigued by the prospect of finding a star that vanishes entirely without a trace or explanation; a signature of a highly advanced civilization.

Comment: Villarroel was recently interviewed by UFO historian Richard Dolan. Watch it below:




Grey Alien

'It only takes one to be real and it changes humanity for ever': What if we've been lied to about UFOs?

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If you thought that we were about to finally get the truth about UFOs, think again. At the end of last year, a US government bill that would have mandated the controlled release of all classified documents and artefacts relating to UFOs was significantly watered down at the last minute so that it would get through Congress.

Interest in unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs), the new term for UFOs, reignited in June 2023 when ex-US intelligence agency whistleblower David Grusch told the Debrief website that during his official duties he had discovered the US had indeed been retrieving spacecraft of non-human origin for decades. The claims led to a congressional hearing, in which Grusch and others described what they had gleaned of this super-secret project, or seen with their own eyes during military service. Their testimonies resulted in the new Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Disclosure Act, authored by a bipartisan group of five elected representatives, led by Democrat majority leader Chuck Schumer and Republican senator Mike Rounds.

While it is easy to focus on the extraordinary nature of the subject or the credibility of those witnessing UAPs, the prospect of alien spacecraft raises serious issues that go beyond whether we're alone in the universe. Lots of scientific work is under way not only to look for signs of extraterrestrial life, but more recently to ask what it would mean psychologically for us if aliens really do exist, and - potentially worse - if the authorities have been lying to us about what they know.

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UFO whistleblower held secret talk with 'Wall St bigwigs' in Manhattan - where he claimed US was in possession of 40ft Tardis-like craft

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David Grusch spoke to scientists, former military officials and current FBI members about the US's long-held UAP retrieval program, including a 40-foot-long UAP that 'was the size of a football field' when stepped inside
A UFO whistleblower shared new details of a Tardis-like craft in government possession during a secret meeting in New York City.

Decorated former Air Force intelligence officer David Grusch claims his sources worked on a 40-foot UAP that 'was the size of a football field' when they stepped inside, according to an attendee at the event.

The object could manipulate both space and time and use and could harness enough energy to power 70,000 homes a year, the source said.

DailyMail.com understands that guests included officials from the FBI, CIA, Department of Homeland Security, tech entrepreneurs and Wall Street 'bigwigs.'

All in, Grusch gave the talk to 60 people at a penthouse in Manhattan, and photos were banned from the event.

The only information about the meeting was leaked by an anonymous attendee who took pictures of Grusch.

DailyMail.com has since verified that the meeting took place and was told by sources that Coinbase advisor John D'Agostino and high-powered attorney John J. Altorelli hosted the event.

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Expert says 'UFO Revolution' docuseries shows UAP flying over military base, 'blows up decades of conspiracies'

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© @JeremyCorbellThe U.S. Navy filmed "pyramid-shaped" UFOs hovering over USS Russell in July 2019 off the coast of California.
Jeremy Corbell, investigative reporter featured in docuseries, told Fox News Digital, 'It really peels back the veil'

The "UFO Revolution" docuseries "blows up decades of conspiracies" and introduces vital whistleblowers that have led to unprecedented action by Congress and the Pentagon to find if there are extraterrestrial crafts threatening national security.

Jeremy Corbell, an investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker who's featured in the three-part series, said this whole project was "a big risk to my safety" but it was personal for him.

"I'm really happy that this series was able to peel back a layer of mystery about the UFO subject, and what it takes to fight to get the truth on this subject," Corbell told Fox News Digital during a phone interview Friday.

"I let them into my personal life, so they could see what it's like and what it takes to do this kind of work and what the adversarial forces are against you ... People take big risks coming forward."

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Former DGSE Intelligence Chief Alain Juillet on UFOs: "These are systems against which our armies are incapable of responding"

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Initially asked about the very nature of intelligence, he states: "Intelligence is something factual. We don't judge emotions; we're certainly not there to say whether something is good or bad! Our role is to gather facts and give decision-makers the facts. Then, it's up to the decision-maker to decide, based on policy, which direction to go."
**Q: Does the responsibility fall on the politician or on the intelligence services?**

Alain Juillet : When it comes to political strategy, it falls on the politician, but if the information is false, the intelligence service is indeed responsible - they have to remain factual. If they start interpreting, then mistakes are made. They say, "here is the reality of what we see". Then everyone does what they want with it; the politician makes the final decision.
Regarding UAPs [Unidentified Aerial Phenomena], Mr. Juillet declares:
"What is terrible about unidentified objects, flying or otherwise, is that these are systems against which our armies are incapable of responding. We are faced with something we do not control - and that's very serious because it means that since we do not master them, if they decided to attack, they could cut through us like butter. So, this poses an enormous problem in terms of national security in every country."

"Right after the Second World War, we would regularly receive information on unidentified craft and objects, but at the time, we would say - and that's always been the case - "that's odd"; but maybe these were witnesses who were hallucinating. Nevertheless, even back then, there were still questions. When very serious people - particularly from the military and from the air force - told you "I saw this, it was next to my craft", we wondered, "Still, these people aren't crazy, they're serious, what could it have been?" But, presumably, there were no issues, so we let it go."

"What has been happening for the past 20 years is that our measurement systems, our identification systems and our tracking systems have developed considerably with modern means, and so we have more and more identified and verified cases. Today, we have more and more cases where we say "yes, something indeed happened, and these are the pieces of information we could gather on it". So, that poses real problems when a politician asks a general "so, facing this, what do you do?" and the latter says "There's nothing I can do; I have no way to prevent this."

Grey Alien

UAPs and Non-Human Intelligence: What is the most reasonable scenario?

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Introduction

Allow me to start with a confession: although the topic of UAPs (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, previously called UFOs) has always fascinated me, my reaction to confronting much of the related literature โ€” beyond the safe harbour of a few serious authors โ€” has been one of considered dismissiveness. In my view, a significant portion of the published material could benefit from greater rigor, empirical grounding, theoretical clarity, and logical reasoning. This field often appears to diverge from the standards of intellectual precision and level-headed analysis that hold in academia. However, recent developments over the past six or seven years invite us to re-examine the subject from a more open and inquisitive perspective.

Because there are so few โ€” if any โ€” consensus launchpads for such a polemical topic, I must explicitly justify each step of my thinking and, thus, cover a lot of ground in this long essay. I shall start, below, by motivating the validity of the mystery: UAPs are no longer just tall and questionable tales shared on social media, accompanied by grainy, out-of-focus cellular phone footage. Enough has been officially acknowledged since 2017 that the topic is now undoubtedly deserving of serious treatment. After laying foundations for my argument, I will then proceed to elaborate on what I currently consider to be the most level-headed and plausible account of the phenomenon. And to anticipate a question you are bound to be already asking, no, I don't think it is aliens from Zeta Reticuli; the facts may be a lot more surprising and closer to home than that.


Comment: It was always deserving of serious treatment. It was just that only a small handful of serious people had the stones to cover it.


Surprisingly much has recently been disclosed

In 2017, several videos of UAPs โ€” soon to become known as the 'Pentagon UFO videos,' as they were recorded by infrared cameras in military aircraft โ€” were circulating widely on the Internet. At around the same time, the story behind the videos was covered in a now-seminal report by The New York Times.

The videos seem to show airborne craft without wings or engines, flying and hovering deliberately, sometimes against high winds. They perform manoeuvres despite the absence of flight control means โ€” no rudder, elevators, ailerons, thrusters, etc. โ€” and display surprisingly high acceleration with no detectable means of propulsion. The US Department of Defence later officially acknowledged the authenticity of the videos, as well as the fact that the objects visible in them remain unidentified.

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'10-foot-tall strange beings' caught on video traversing Brazilian island, alien rumors swirl - New York Post

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© jblitoral, /InstagramHikers captured footage of what they claim were 10ft tall aliens on a hilltop in Brazil.
Maybe even aliens need a tropical vacation.

New video shows two giant, humanlike creatures strolling along the foothills of a small Brazilian island in what some believe is proof aliens are visiting Earth.

One of the 10-foot tall beings appears to take in the sights of Ilha do Mel, an island two miles off the coast of Southeast Brazil, as another stands closely behind, the footage shows.

They stand confidently on the top of the hill, which locals say is difficult to reach, with the shrubbery barely reaching their knees.

Comment: It remains to be seen just what was captured on the footage, however, as one commenter in the X thread pointed out: 'Why do they suddenly want us to believe in aliens?'

Update: Tourists!






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SOTT Focus: MindMatters: Dark Matter Monsters and the Sociology of the Paranormal with Dr. Simeon Hein

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Let's face it. Bigfoot is real. The only question is, what is it? With now thousands of credible encounters that would be difficult to ignore or dismiss, we know many individuals have also observed a host of seemingly paranormal phenomena that quite often accompany these large strange creatures. Orbs, ball lightening, strange smells, space-time anomalies, electromagnetic fluctuations; not to mention witnessing these cryptids moving at super-fast speeds, and morphing into different forms; making our conceptions of what Bigfoot are very likely obsolete.

But what if some of the experiences of these beings, and others like them, has something to do with our tentative understanding of cutting edge science? What if what many have seen has much in common with the way that "coherent matter" works? Are there correlations between cold fusion, or low-energy nuclear reaction, technology and access to other realms of reality? And what have a number of leading scientists in physics been known to say about the fluid nature of reality?

This week on MindMatters we are pleased to speak with Dr. Simeon Hein whose recent book, Dark Matter Monsters: Cryptids, Ball Lightning, and the Science of Secret Lifeforms, is a serious exploration of just such questions.


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Grey Alien

'There are no aliens in Miami' - Cops debunk Bayside conspiracy theory in viral video

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© MARIO HOUBEN/CAL SPORT MEDIA/ZUMA/APMiami police responded to a disturbance at an outdoor mall on New Year's Day.
When dozens of Miami police officers descended on Bayside Marketplace on New Year's Day, immediate answers on what triggered the massive response were elusive. In the days since, authorities have told the public what occurred. But in that temporary information vacuum, social media and conspiracy theorists have shared their ideas of what happened: A mass shooting. A possible riot. An alien invasion?

On Friday, the Miami Police Department released an Instagram video to put the rumors to bed, sparking another flood of online conversation. It was more tongue-in-cheek this time since police revealed a bombshell truth in its video โ€” aliens did not invade Bayside.

"There is now video going viral of 8- to 10-foot aliens walking around Bayside," police say in the now-viral video. "It is just a person walking with a shadow. So I can confirm to you all here today that there are no aliens in Miami [or] Bayside Marketplace, at the moment."