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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 — 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."


Defense specialist encounters unidentified object 'going faster than the speed of sound underwater' while doing classified work on the Navy's USS Hampton submarine

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Bob McGwire, a professor at Virginia Tech and with the Institute for Defense Analyses, was carrying out classified work on the USS Hampton submarine. He took a picture of himself on the bow before the sub went underwater
Satellites are searching for alien life on distant planets, but a scientist's strange encounter suggests we may want to look deeper into our world.

Bob McGwire, a professor at Virginia Tech and with the Institute for Defense Analyses, was carrying out classified work on the USS Hampton submarine when he heard the sound of 'something whizzing by.'

The onboard sonar determined the unidentified submerged object (USO) was traveling through the water faster than the speed of sound, he has claimed.

Such speeds underwater should have crushed the submarine, according to McGwire, but he said it was as if they were standing still.

McGwire said he urged the naval team to report the encounter, but they determined it would hinder the mission.

'When I left there with the knowledge in my head, not having been told to be quiet, not having been told it was classified... It is mine to tell whoever I want. They blew it,' McGwire said, noting he would not discuss the classified work done on the sub.

The strange incident happened in the late 1990s, but McGwire recently came forward with the story on the YouTube channel UAP Society, where he wanted to 'blow the whole thing wide open.'

Grey Alien

'Deeply disturbing stuff' - Can the truth ever be told?

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A disclosure by media commentator Tucker Carlson, bearing no relation to partisan politics, was lost in news of war in the Middle East, the danger to shipping, and earth changes. Appearing on the December 12, 2023 edition of the Redacted news program on You Tube, Carlson astonished many by stating that there were aspects of the UFO phenomenon that were troubling due to their dark nature. "There is a spiritual factor I can't fully understand," he said, going on to say that these aspects were sufficiently disquieting as to make the subject one to be avoided. "Deeply disturbing stuff."

One would hope that this forbidden knowledge would be tantamount to a battleship salvo fired at the extraterrestrial hypothesis (ETH) and its obsession with marrying the phenomenon to alleged technological civilizations across the galactic gulfs. Astronomical surveys have thus far come across five thousand planets without finding signs of life, much less a star-spanning culture. Or, as other modern thinkers have suggested, a single civilization emerges at a time, only to flicker and die before being replaced by another, and a future space bound humanity may someday find their ruins.

In his 1975 opus The Mothman Prophecies, the late John A. Keel wisely observed that the ancients had found a solution to the enigma. "Three thousand years ago," he wrote, "a small group of brilliant men investigated and solved the mystery of unidentified flying objects. Since then, a great many others have approached the same mystery from different perspectives and solved it over and over again."

Gold Seal

Michael Ian Black: UFO whistleblower David Grusch is my hero of 2023

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There's at least a small chance that David Grusch will end up being one of the most consequential figures in history. On June 5, the former intelligence officer was the subject of an extraordinary article in The Debrief entitled, "Intelligence Officials Say U.S. Has Retrieved Craft of Non-Human Origin." At once, the 36-year-old retired Air Force officer went from combat veteran to whistleblower, making the incredible claim that the United States government, and/or its military subcontractors, has in its possession multiple partial or intact "alien" craft.

Further, he claimed, the U.S. began collecting these craft in the 1940s and has been studying them ever since — while denying their existence to the public.

Grusch also provided to Congress "hours of recorded classified information transcribed into hundreds of pages which included specific data about the materials recovery program." The following month, he went further, testifying under oath to Congress about the so-called "craft retrieval program."

Grusch is not the first person to make such claims over the years, but he is among the most credible. A decorated Air Force veteran, Grusch has the résumé of both a boy genius and a Boy Scout. Overnight, a man almost nobody had ever heard of became the perfect poster child for the growing disclosure movement, which seeks the truth about what the government knows regarding UFOs or UAPs.

Black Magic

'Demonic forces' stopped official investigations into UFOs in the UK

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© GettyAn expert has said some government officials fear UFOs are caused by ‘demonic forces’
The government failed to properly investigate unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP) in the Nineties over fears they were caused by 'demonic forces', the UK's leading expert has claimed.

Nick Pope, who led the Ministry of Defence's UFO desk between 1991 and 1994, has said the then chief of defence staff Lord Hill-Norton stopped investigating sightings after being influenced by a controversial priest.

There are also similar beliefs in the US government, he added, with politicians and officials frequently deferring to the Bible when the issue of UFOs, now officially known as UAP, arises.

'It's counter-intuitive that some official resistance to taking UAP seriously comes not from hard-nosed science-minded sceptics who think studying the subject is a waste of government time and money, but from a faction that believes UAP are real - but demonic,' said Mr Pope, speaking to Metro.co.uk.

'This stems in part from a biblical description of Satan as being "the prince of the power of the air" - a quotation from the book of Ephesians.'

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UFO spotted hovering over Air Force 1 at LAX during Joe Biden's fundraising trip to Los Angeles

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© LA Flights/YouTubeThe white or silver orb was likened to those seen by Reaper drones in the Middle East and appeared three times in just under an hour, October 10, 2023
Airplane enthusiasts filmed the UFO in the skies above LAX on October 10

President Joe Biden's December visit to Tinseltown for a campaign fundraiser had been caused such a hullaballoo even aliens may have wanted to see what all the fuss was about!

Planespotters caught a UFO on camera hovering above Air Force 1 in Los Angeles during Biden's December 10 trip, DailyMail.com can reveal.

The spherical white or silver object was filmed several times over LAX airport and spotted by multiple witnesses.


Some UFO records must be released, US Congress says

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© Getty Images/Phil RoederThe dome of the United States Capitol lit at night in Washington, DC.
The United States Congress just passed legislation that directs the U.S. government to release records related to UFOs.

Some UFO records, anyway. According to new provisions in the Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act, the law that funds the U.S. military and related activities, the U.S. National Archives must collect for release all documents that "pertain to unidentified anomalous phenomena, technologies of unknown origin, and non-human intelligence."

None of those terms is defined in the bill, however. "Unidentified anomalous phenomena," or UAP, is a relatively a newly adopted and broadly defined term that encompasses UFOs in the sky in addition to unidentified objects underwater, in space or that appear to travel between these domains.

The records are to be released once 25 years has passed since their creation, unless the president directs them to remain classified, and newer records can be released sooner if the agency that created them allows it.

Comment: See also: David Grusch: Congress' pared-down UAP measure a 'total failure'


David Grusch: Congress' pared-down UAP measure a 'total failure'

Whistleblower David Grusch is admonishing Congress for what he says is a "total failure" to get more public transparency about what the government knows about unidentified aerial phenomena.

Grusch, a former Air Force intelligence officer, made headlines when he said the U.S. government is covering up a UFO, or unidentified flying object, retrieval program. The United States, Grusch said months ago, is in possession of "quite a number" of "nonhuman exotic origin vehicles that have either landed or crashed."

Some lawmakers now are pushing for more transparency around UFOs, also known as unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs). They took a step toward that goal by including in the annual defense funding bill a provision requiring disclosure of classified records relating to UAPs but not before stripping out key portions of the measure.

"What we're witnessing right now is, quite frankly, the greatest legislative failure in American history," Grusch said Monday on "Elizabeth Vargas Reports." "Whether you believe my allegations or not, this is a government transparency issue at large."

Grusch first went public with his allegations in an exclusive NewsNation interview with investigative journalist Ross Coulthart earlier this year. Grusch claimed to know of the crash retrieval program based on information he was told from other intelligence sources with knowledge of the program.

Comment: Here's the segment with Grusch:

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Coulthart said he has a "pretty good idea" what information Grusch may release in the coming weeks.

"I'm actually very excited that you've managed to pull that out of him," Coulthart told Vargas. "Because I've been waiting for a while for him to provide a rejoinder to the critics who have constantly asserted there is no firsthand evidence."

While Coulthart said he can't speak with any specificity on the contents of Grusch's possible op-ed, he thinks he may have an idea of what it could feature.

"I suspect it's something to do with either photographic or video material that he may have seen, but I'm only speculating," Coulthart said.

Coulthart maintains more people will likely come forward with their own UFO claims after Grusch presented his information.

Top Secret

Secrets of Area 51: Metallic egg-shaped UFO the size of an SUV was kept at the highly-classified Air Force base in the 1980s, whistleblower claims

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A rendering of the metallic egg-shaped UFO is seen.
An egg-shaped metallic UFO was kept at Area 51 in the 1980s, a whistleblower claims in an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com.

Engineers at the Nevada airbase claimed the CIA found the strange craft in the desert and brought it to them for investigation - but later shipped it to another base after they were unable to get inside the object.

Eric Taber has been a defense aerospace contractor for 13 years and has held a security clearance to work on military aircraft.

In an interview with DailyMail.com, he revealed the story his late great uncle Sam Urquhart, an Area 51 contractor, told him about a UFO at the mysterious desert base.

Taber testified in May to the Pentagon's UFO investigation unit, the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), who are collecting accounts of alleged government possession of non-human craft.